Pochettino - "I felt kindness"

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

by Adam Leitch , Chief Sports Writer Updated on in Sport

Mauricio Pochetinno said he “felt the kindness” from Saints fans as his first game in charge at St Mary’s ended in a goalless draw against Everton.

The new manager has been in a spin over the weekend, trying to get to know his players and prepare for the game against the Merseysiders as the dust settles on his controversial appointment in place of Nigel Adkins.

Pochettino got a decent enough welcome from Saints fans who are still hurt by Adkins’ departure – not helped by the fact that last night’s matchday programme didn’t even mention the former boss’s name – but are keen to support the new man.

“I really felt the kindness and I am very grateful for the reception that they have given me and my staff,” said Pochettino through a translator after the game.

“Everything that I’ve been told about Southampton supporters is true – they are very kind and they really support their team so I just want to repay them with honesty and work and I’m very proud to be their manager.”

It was largely Adkins’ team playing in the same way but the new manager was pleased with what he saw. “Everything is very new in a first game like this but I’m very happy with the performance and the players,” he reflected.

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“They put in a great effort and I want to congratulate them with that. “Also the fans, I’m very proud of who they are and how they have taken me in.

“As for the game we created very clear chances against a very good Everton side and we have established how we intend to go forward.

“I really wanted my players to focus on being offensive against Everton. “We really wanted to be attacking minded so we were really working the long balls and also the high defensive line.

“We worked a lot on pressuring them a lot and disrupting their attack and how their midfield players link up with their attacking players.

“We were just focussing on very vertical, high-speed football.” He added: “The only shame was that we didn’t score any goals. We created a lot of chances, and were facing a very good side in Everton. They’re fifth in the league, I believe.

“So I think the team deserves a lot of credit. We did suffer a bit more in the second half, but again we were creating chances, and we just needed that bit more luck.

“I really enjoyed the game. When you’re watching it from the outside, you don’t really realise the dimension of it and how big it is.

“Just being in it you do realise and are aware of how amazing it is and why the people who work here or have worked here say it’s such an amazing league.”

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6:39am Tue 22 Jan 13 Dubai-saints89 says…

well..we are all saints ;)

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6:46am Tue 22 Jan 13 Norwegian Saint says…

Right... solid start but lets start getting the wins rather than the draws. Guly played very well last night as did most of the team. The only poor performance (again) was J-Rod. I keep hopeing he is going to come good and turn his awful form around but alas not yet. Billy would have been a lot better at this level. £7Million wasted. That aside, look at the potential internationals of our team... Buroc Clyne Maya Forren Shaw Puncheon Cork Spider Lallana Lambert Ramirez 6 of them could play for England!

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7:01am Tue 22 Jan 13 mberry77 says…

behave, bet you all the money in the world puncheon, lambert and clyne never play for england. rose tinted glasses.

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7:13am Tue 22 Jan 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

9

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7:15am Tue 22 Jan 13 Norwegian Saint says…

mberry77 wrote…

behave, bet you all the money in the world puncheon, lambert and clyne never play for england. rose tinted glasses.

OK...mberry77... all the money in the world...hmmmm... your on! p.s.... Clyne has played for England! Get your cheque book out! :-D

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7:19am Tue 22 Jan 13 Saint Jinx says…

Firstly, the word is not translator. When it is spoken, it is an INTERPRETER. Translators write, interpreters speak! Secondly, I would like to hear what he said exactly in Spanish. I notice that the word "kindness" is often used, but that doesn't have the right connotation. Thirdly, even after a few days to reflect, I still cannot believe that they have got rid of Nigel. The only thing that Mauricio has done so far, is to be able to converse with Ramirez. Uruguyan Spanish and Argentinian Spanish are almost identical (e.g. they use Che for Ll..

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7:20am Tue 22 Jan 13 Buddy SFC says…

Great Game , Great Crowd .................

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7:54am Tue 22 Jan 13 SPIKEISLANDTRADER says…

Good solid game , great support from the faithfull , now its time to see what M.P. can do and IF cortese is vindicated , although still hate the way it was done . COYR

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7:59am Tue 22 Jan 13 LeTissiersEarLobe says…

"Long balls " and "vertical football" worries me a bit .... Still saying that weren't they so hungry first half, even Gaston chasing chasing chasing, was great to see !! Seems like they need more fitness after running out of puff in second half.....? Luke Shaw so composed, my MOTM def, good luck Nigel, we haven't forgotten you even if the match programme ain't !! Good luck to the Newman !!!!

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7:59am Tue 22 Jan 13 Dave Juson says…

Good game. And I was delighted to see an extremely disapointed looking reporter and television cameraman stood in Marine Parade, a few yards fron the Ted Bates statue, as I headed pubwards after the match.

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8:08am Tue 22 Jan 13 Dubai-saints89 says…

his real test is against Manchester Utd next week. anything but a draw would be good all round but if we Win, then i wont be sorry Adkins got the sack. MP magic would have worked and the club will go on a successful roll

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8:19am Tue 22 Jan 13 Southampton boy says…

He gots some time now to work with the team and who knows brings yet another player or two in as NC has said there is money in the pot. It was a good solid preformence last night should have had 3 points but some games go this way. Man Utd next this will be as been said his biggest test and the teams looking forward to next home game Man City COYR's

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8:20am Tue 22 Jan 13 spainrico says…

Well I can understand some of what Poch says (I live in Spain) but understood Nig better! Agree with concerns over J Rod, he does not seem to have that extra special gift to make things happen. Un less Poch can work some magic? Pity we didn't get a bit more luck in the 1st half last night. First 0-0 for 2 yrs at home.

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8:20am Tue 22 Jan 13 ghk230473 says…

Great performance and there was an obvious difference in our play, we were in their faces and were closing down with urgency. Fellani is a big player for everton and looks like he does the job of 2, can't see him being there long! Positive start and I hope it lasts.

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8:21am Tue 22 Jan 13 milton road says…

I was so pleased to be wrong, I thought Everton would win last night. The support handled things fantastically well, they supported the team and MP, but certainly made it very clear that NA was not forgotten. The team played well for the most part and the keeper such a Cinderella against Arsenal, looked very good tonight. Sometimes we do not get the acknowledgement for what we are achieving. We are in the middle of a very tough run, In four of the last five games we have played draws. Yet they have been against top ten sides. Stoke and Chelsea away, Everton and Arsenal at home. With a little more luck we would of won three of them. To put last night's effort into context, Everton have lost only 3 times in 31 games. Welcome MP. There is though 'ONLY ONE NIGEL ADKINS'

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8:37am Tue 22 Jan 13 Puddletown Saint says…

Norwegian Saint wrote…

Right... solid start but lets start getting the wins rather than the draws. Guly played very well last night as did most of the team. The only poor performance (again) was J-Rod. I keep hopeing he is going to come good and turn his awful form around but alas not yet. Billy would have been a lot better at this level. £7Million wasted. That aside, look at the potential internationals of our team... Buroc Clyne Maya Forren Shaw Puncheon Cork Spider Lallana Lambert Ramirez 6 of them could play for England!

Yes Norwegian Saint that is the starting XI to play ManUtd And Boruc - Poland Yos - Japan Forren - Norway Gaston - Uraguay With Spider is a must for France We are only a couple short of being a very good team. COYR.

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8:42am Tue 22 Jan 13 Blackknight says…

A positiive start from Pochetinno. Saints played well last night in the first half, and with a bit more luck could have had a goal or two. Me thinks still room for a couple more class signings.

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8:45am Tue 22 Jan 13 Mr. Miyagi says…

I thought it was a good all round performance, but there does appear to be an issue of fitness in my opinion. Like a lot of games this season, Saints come out the blocks so quick and almost over run teams in the first half, with or without reward (last night and Stoke spring to mind), but the second half they appear to lose the impetus and allow teams back in, again like last night and Stoke. Also, although Ramirez done some good things last night, he does frustrate me when he keep trying to take players on when its easier to make the pass, as he invariably loses the ball and ends up on his backside waves his arms in the air.

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8:49am Tue 22 Jan 13 Velleity says…

Forgot to mention Boruc's performance last night. I did expect him to get better - he was getting better a few matches ago but last night he didn't give me any cause for concern except for his AWFUL kicking. However, if he can carry on with his main job (keepign the ball out of the net) I can forgive him that. TBH, given that he can throw it past the half way line I wonder why he bothers kicking it.

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8:50am Tue 22 Jan 13 Norwegian Saint says…

Norwegian Saint wrote…

mberry77 wrote…

behave, bet you all the money in the world puncheon, lambert and clyne never play for england. rose tinted glasses.
OK...mberry77... all the money in the world...hmmmm... your on! p.s.... Clyne has played for England! Get your cheque book out! :-D

Mberry... I guess you've gone to the bank? Just seems you've gone a little quiet...? I will get my solicitors involved... it's all in black and white with lots of witnesses!

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8:52am Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Firstly, the word is not translator. When it is spoken, it is an INTERPRETER. Translators write, interpreters speak! Secondly, I would like to hear what he said exactly in Spanish. I notice that the word "kindness" is often used, but that doesn't have the right connotation. Thirdly, even after a few days to reflect, I still cannot believe that they have got rid of Nigel. The only thing that Mauricio has done so far, is to be able to converse with Ramirez. Uruguyan Spanish and Argentinian Spanish are almost identical (e.g. they use Che for Ll..

A bit pedantic as the Interpreter was translating on some sort of iPad device? Is there a different term for that?

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8:57am Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

mberry77 wrote…

behave, bet you all the money in the world puncheon, lambert and clyne never play for england. rose tinted glasses.

Shorter odds than Brighton getting promotion I suspect?

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9:15am Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

We 'done good' last night. MP looked the part (he had cool shoes) and seemed to be communicating ok with the players. Plus, I've never seen the team (especially Rickie) work so hard, while Boruc was immense and has surely made the shirt his own. On another day we'd have been two or three up at half time but you can't grumble too much at a draw with Everton. I'd give it an 8/10 for a first attempt. Now, who's coming to United?

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9:31am Tue 22 Jan 13 Confucious says…

Under the circumstances this was a good game to get out of the way - especially with another valuable point in the bag. Reading through most of the national newspapers today there is a strong note of disappointment. The reporters were clearly down in the mouth, especially by: * The failure of the fans to be disruptive, but instead dignified, in their affectionate and of course, proper, acknowledgement of Nigel. * The failure of the team to be off colour, but instead to put on a good and energetic display. * The failure of the fans to boo Mauricio or throw tomatoes at Cortese, but instead to focus on supporting the team. Unfortunately the perfect story line for the media was a disaster caused by an evil chairman and incompetent new manager - both "foreigners" of course. They wanted all the pathos around the shooting of Bambi's mum combined with all the angst of a particularly angry episode of Eastenders. Thank goodness, the fans and the team didn't give it to them. We didn't shoot ourselves in the foot as they have at Chelsea. Instead, they got the balance exactly right. We've spent too long in the lower divisions to be tempted to take ourselves back there on a wave of self pity and destructive emotion. Well done Saints fans - "man, woman and child of the match" for me. We avoided a potential crisis last night. Now we're four points clear of relegation and have a nine day break. Just what the doctor ordered.

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9:34am Tue 22 Jan 13 philiprhampton says…

At least a draw at Manu judging by the first half performance, catch them early,they're slow starters at least two goals first half COYRs the future's bright.

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9:38am Tue 22 Jan 13 Clever Dick says…

Dear Mr Cortese OK I'll admit it was your vision to get involved with the Saints. And yes it is down to you that you have turned a £30M investment into a £200M setup in just a few short years. But let's face it you havn't won anything have you. We the supporters have had to put up with this abject failure on your behalf. OK I'll admit that we got promotion both years and are now back in the Promised Land. But you don't seem to have learned anything do you? I seems we're not going to win this league either. OK Nige had to go because we could only draw with the European champions. But now you've brought in this foreign guy who cant even speak the language. And with the same squad he could'nt even beat Everton, who are not even in a Champions League spot. Rickie Lambert is clearly the best player in the world and because of our lowly mid-premier league position he has gone unrecognised. That title has now gone to some guy called Messy who plays for some little Spanish side Called Barker or something like that. Surely you knew that Pep Guardiola was available. Now we've missed out on him to some German side. Buyern something or other. Our clubs going the same way as it was under Rupert Lowe. The only slight difference I can see is he took us down every year and you are taking us up As we are by far the best fans not only in the South, but in the whole world and the universe we are prepared to stand by you a little longer. You lack vision for the club. Why have you put a 5year plan in place? 3 years would have been sufficient. Next season we demand the Premier League title and the following year the Champions of Europe. At the same time we expect plans for a new 75000 seat stadium with sliding roof, full central heating,red leather recliners, fillet steak baguettes and coffee for £1 at half time,and luxury travel for every supporter to his home address. If you fail to deliver these most basic of facilities to us I really believe you should consider your position and resign. After all you don't seem to understand the huge shadow cast over us by our more illustrious neighbours. They have won all these trophies back in the days when footballs were made of leather and stands were made of wood. And what do we have eh? All we get to watch are international superstars every week in a stadium rocking to the rafters and it just isn't good enough. So get your act together Mr Cortese 'cos we are not going to put up with this constant failure much longer. PS Just kidding. Loved ya Nige. You deserved better. Hope your next club treats you a lot better.

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9:38am Tue 22 Jan 13 St.Yorkie says…

Watching from the ivory towers in East Yorkshire it was a great game if you follow Saints. The neutrals on SKY thought it was dour! Having said all that Gary Neville thought we were excellent in the first half - but then spoilt it by saying Everton never got started! He redeemed himself by saying we didn't let them. Is that the best we have seen of Ramirez? Guly seemed to thrive in his role last night. Rickie was unlucky on at least 3 occassions - on another night he would have got a hat-trick! But for some woeful finishing and the heroics of Boruc in the 2nd half it could have been very different. As Slugger said in another thread - some player that Fellaini! He terrorised our defence in the air - and not many people out muscle Schneiderlin (who I thought ws immense again alongside Cork). So with the new centre half, and Adam and Jose back fit - I think we will have more than enough to stay up! Wins at Wigan and Newcastle would be great - what about a point at United next week? As for all the nonsense about protesting, it never happened. I must admit no mention of Nigel in the programme seems a bit odd - but I would imagine the new Manager will rectify that when he starts doing a piece. After all his current team is Nigel's legacy! A few days off now for the team to take on MoPo's ways - by the way has Yoshida got better and better? He looks as solid as a rock to me - but sometimes his positional play leaves us a bit exposed - and he is very good a getting in the last gasp clearance. Only trouble is sometimes he puts us in more trouble than if he left it!”

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9:39am Tue 22 Jan 13 Saint Jinx says…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.

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9:39am Tue 22 Jan 13 Oxford Saint says…

Watching on Sky last night Gary Neville said after the match that the supporters were excellent and really got behind the team and manager NOT like the Chelsea so called fans at Benitez's first home game.

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10:00am Tue 22 Jan 13 right back in the bar says…

last night confirmed the progress NA made in organising this team and how much a number of players have come on under him. Morgan Schneiderlin was immense (again) and is already my Saints player of the season. JC is important next to him. Luke Shaw beyond belief. Begs the question why? But that's got that out of the way and I'm moving on. What the new guy has to do now is transform these performances into victories by getting the team to score goals during periods of dominance. AL coming back will make a difference but I can't help thinking we need another striker to partner RL and an out and out winger to get behind in wide positions. Only downer about the performance last night was JRod. No lack of effort but just looks out of his depth - muscled out of it again and again and no instinctive understanding with RL.

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10:06am Tue 22 Jan 13 Alicesdad says…

I have kept my powder dry on the management position as I didnt want to just voice a reflex reaction. I think that Confucious has said it all in respect of the dignity showed last night by the fans and the fact that we didnt react like a bunch of rabid dogs. It took the legs right out from under the press. I wasn't surpised by the lack of programme notes on Adkins. What did you expect ? .. an apology from Cortese? He probably feels that we don't understand his thinking, and he probably isn't worried about that anyway. He believes he is raising the bar at the club by bringing in a more experienced international coach. Cortese wasn't going to wait for Adkins to fail, he wanted a different profile of manager, he found what he wanted so he made his mind up and did what he had to do. He is a hard business oriented man, he wants this club to be a truly big club, with European ambitions and I think he will achieve that. He is working for the Liebherrs and I think he will give them a club that is ultimately a regular top five challenger. We have it in our grasp to do this. It felt shoddy though, and I am genuinely disappointed for Adkins. But football isn't a place for the nice men ... and it is all the poorer for that. Nigel is a decent man of great personal integrity and values - he will remain a legend in my view. You have my utmost respect Nigel and I wish you well wherever you go.. we haven't heard the nlst from the man I'm sure. .. and so onwards we go ....

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10:08am Tue 22 Jan 13 Sunny Saint says…

Dear Mr. Pochettino, please understand that the Kindness that you observed or even felt coming from the magnificent fans was not directed at you mate. It was directed at the Players. OK, Nige has gone and you are now at the helm, so it’s now time for you to cut your cloth accordingly and start us on the road to champions league football. Unfortunately, my Spanish mate, just having premiership survival is not enough. Why would it be? That is was what we already had with Nige. Besides, if you don’t provide, then NC will ensure that you will end up sleeping with the fishes. COYR's-UTS's

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10:14am Tue 22 Jan 13 Prit says…

Clever Dick wrote…

Dear Mr Cortese OK I'll admit it was your vision to get involved with the Saints. And yes it is down to you that you have turned a £30M investment into a £200M setup in just a few short years. But let's face it you havn't won anything have you. We the supporters have had to put up with this abject failure on your behalf. OK I'll admit that we got promotion both years and are now back in the Promised Land. But you don't seem to have learned anything do you? I seems we're not going to win this league either. OK Nige had to go because we could only draw with the European champions. But now you've brought in this foreign guy who cant even speak the language. And with the same squad he could'nt even beat Everton, who are not even in a Champions League spot. Rickie Lambert is clearly the best player in the world and because of our lowly mid-premier league position he has gone unrecognised. That title has now gone to some guy called Messy who plays for some little Spanish side Called Barker or something like that. Surely you knew that Pep Guardiola was available. Now we've missed out on him to some German side. Buyern something or other. Our clubs going the same way as it was under Rupert Lowe. The only slight difference I can see is he took us down every year and you are taking us up As we are by far the best fans not only in the South, but in the whole world and the universe we are prepared to stand by you a little longer. You lack vision for the club. Why have you put a 5year plan in place? 3 years would have been sufficient. Next season we demand the Premier League title and the following year the Champions of Europe. At the same time we expect plans for a new 75000 seat stadium with sliding roof, full central heating,red leather recliners, fillet steak baguettes and coffee for £1 at half time,and luxury travel for every supporter to his home address. If you fail to deliver these most basic of facilities to us I really believe you should consider your position and resign. After all you don't seem to understand the huge shadow cast over us by our more illustrious neighbours. They have won all these trophies back in the days when footballs were made of leather and stands were made of wood. And what do we have eh? All we get to watch are international superstars every week in a stadium rocking to the rafters and it just isn't good enough. So get your act together Mr Cortese 'cos we are not going to put up with this constant failure much longer. PS Just kidding. Loved ya Nige. You deserved better. Hope your next club treats you a lot better.

Had me worried to start with and smiling by the end ! Good post that man

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10:19am Tue 22 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

Bit harsh Sunny. Should have won last night but if you keep drawing with teams in the top 10 and beat the ones around you we will progress. Cracking atmosphere last night and the media will be so dissapointed. I saw before leaving on SSN there main headline was about the protests planned for SMS. Well I certainly didn't see too many hankies there last night. What's done is done and we will go forward under the new manager. Tough game next away to United but it's get that regardless of the result we won't slip into bottom 3 then the big one away to Wigan. The Adkins songs were good and well timed aswell.

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10:39am Tue 22 Jan 13 up saints says…

kindness lol nigel was kind and he got the sack.yes we could of won last night in the first half but i saw nothing to warrent changing the manager mid season.in my opinion it was a point gained at chelsea and 2 dropped last night.if mr cortese thinks the new manager is that good we should get something at man u.

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10:58am Tue 22 Jan 13 Crispinmumbles says…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Firstly, the word is not translator. When it is spoken, it is an INTERPRETER. Translators write, interpreters speak! Secondly, I would like to hear what he said exactly in Spanish. I notice that the word "kindness" is often used, but that doesn't have the right connotation. Thirdly, even after a few days to reflect, I still cannot believe that they have got rid of Nigel. The only thing that Mauricio has done so far, is to be able to converse with Ramirez. Uruguyan Spanish and Argentinian Spanish are almost identical (e.g. they use Che for Ll..

Quite right. South American Spanish speakers often have similar peculiarities in pronunciation and their own slang. Plus the guy interpreting seemed to be reading his answers off a card. The translation is very often flawed or error riddled. I suspect the word used to have been 'Cariño' which for me would mean love or well-wishing - the problem with using electronic translators and dictionaries!

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11:02am Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

Sacking Adkins was the right decision, taken at the wrong time (he should have walked the plank after the West Ham game and not in the middle of a transfer window), handled badly (Nicola should have finessed the whole situation). The new guy is saying the right things, he wants us to have more of a cutting edge. If this Poch character is decent, he'll get more out of the players's attributes than Nige did. Those who stayed away are being petulant, and are not helping the club. More like they can't stand that NC does his own thing and is not trying to win a popularity contest. As it should be when you're the head honcho!

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11:04am Tue 22 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.

Yes, your write. As a linguist meself I all weighs faught the differance betwix the too woz that their we're less translaters then interpitors. Our their moor off won then the other! Mine-due, its prove reeders wotz mostest inneed (exspesially in theese freds) I cud b rong!

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11:06am Tue 22 Jan 13 Scarborosaint says…

Great performance especially the first half thought we ran out of steam but would of been difficult to keep up the same intensity for 90 mins . Unlucky not to be at least 2 up at half time but a couple of good saves from boruc kept us in it, he looked far more solid. Yoshi seems to have grown in statue as he gets used to the premiership and I think the MP will get the best out of the 2 full backs , best 2 full backs in the league no doubt , spiderman and cork were tireless, I rate osman but they made him look very average, hat off to guly who along with puncheon covered some ground , first half Ramirez looked like the player we were expecting to get and on another day rickie could and probably should of scored at least twice . Overall first half was probably as good as we have played all season team looked hungry. They are away in Barcelona at a training camp this week apparently so MP can start to shape things how he wants not expecting major changes maybe that we play a higher line as espanyol did. Will be interesting to see where he feels we need to strengthen and improve with the players we have or any incoming transfers . It's time to move on thank you Nigel you will always be welcome back at St Marys and you will get an ovation fitting of one of our best ever managers but mr cortese a few lessons in how to do things the right way , a good man deserved more respect , not enough recognition of his achievements and instead of releasing a press statement have the balls to address the media face to face to explain your actions, we have lost face as a club . It's one as fans we all love , we support through thick and thin and we appreciate you saving the club, we have much to thank you for. Take a look outside the stadium at the Ted Bates statue, we do things a certain way , we are not millwall, Leeds or Chelsea please remember that .

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11:10am Tue 22 Jan 13 Saints n Winners says…

Norwegian Saint wrote…

mberry77 wrote…

behave, bet you all the money in the world puncheon, lambert and clyne never play for england. rose tinted glasses.
OK...mberry77... all the money in the world...hmmmm... your on! p.s.... Clyne has played for England! Get your cheque book out! :-D

In terms of being a full internationals, I would say Shaw and JWP are shoe ins. Don't think Lambo will get a look in.

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11:17am Tue 22 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Norwegian Saint wrote…

Right... solid start but lets start getting the wins rather than the draws. Guly played very well last night as did most of the team. The only poor performance (again) was J-Rod. I keep hopeing he is going to come good and turn his awful form around but alas not yet. Billy would have been a lot better at this level. £7Million wasted. That aside, look at the potential internationals of our team... Buroc Clyne Maya Forren Shaw Puncheon Cork Spider Lallana Lambert Ramirez 6 of them could play for England!

Hi Norge, I'm slowly catching up with yesterday's threads. I like your description of Guly, what was it? Brazilliant, was it? Of course, I would have loved a win, but, for me, what was most satisfying about last night was that most of the players who have been most under fire stepped up to the plate. Guly had his best game for a year or more. Ramirez offered options and, once he beefs up a bit, will get better and better. Boruc finally looked like a goalkeeper. Jay? I think last night showed why Nigel had started picking Guly ahead of him. He has time, but I do regret that he wasn't sent on loan rather than Sharp, who might not be the quickest but might just have proved a useful impact sub at this level. Still, when Messi signs, Billy, Jay, and for that matter Guly, will struggle to get in the starting eleven.

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11:19am Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.

Non-linguist, you got me banged to rights there, English and gibberish are my strengths, I can order 4 beers in most languages and that's what counts.

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11:36am Tue 22 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.
Non-linguist, you got me banged to rights there, English and gibberish are my strengths, I can order 4 beers in most languages and that's what counts.

Spot on, Osprey. I always tell my students that the most important things to know are how count to ten and how to say: Yes No Please Thank you Sorry and ..... Please can I have xx beers?

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11:38am Tue 22 Jan 13 noodlesnewman says…

Puddletown Saint wrote…

Norwegian Saint wrote…

Right... solid start but lets start getting the wins rather than the draws. Guly played very well last night as did most of the team. The only poor performance (again) was J-Rod. I keep hopeing he is going to come good and turn his awful form around but alas not yet. Billy would have been a lot better at this level. £7Million wasted. That aside, look at the potential internationals of our team... Buroc Clyne Maya Forren Shaw Puncheon Cork Spider Lallana Lambert Ramirez 6 of them could play for England!
Yes Norwegian Saint that is the starting XI to play ManUtd And Boruc - Poland Yos - Japan Forren - Norway Gaston - Uraguay With Spider is a must for France We are only a couple short of being a very good team. COYR.

no teams are gonna fancy facing us now , bet fergie s gonna be edgy !A couple more top drawer players and we gonna be one hell of a unit ! Hold on to seats , dont no about you lot but i only used to dream about having a team with this much potential ! like i said cortese s got big balls big ambitions and a big wallet i m onboard , woke up buzzing today !

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11:51am Tue 22 Jan 13 Confucious says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.
Yes, your write. As a linguist meself I all weighs faught the differance betwix the too woz that their we're less translaters then interpitors. Our their moor off won then the other! Mine-due, its prove reeders wotz mostest inneed (exspesially in theese freds) I cud b rong!

Woz should be waz you kunt. You disnostic?

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11:55am Tue 22 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Confucious wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.
Yes, your write. As a linguist meself I all weighs faught the differance betwix the too woz that their we're less translaters then interpitors. Our their moor off won then the other! Mine-due, its prove reeders wotz mostest inneed (exspesially in theese freds) I cud b rong!
Woz should be waz you kunt. You disnostic?

Fairy nuff! I never were no good in grandma. Still, the higher the fewer, eh?

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11:57am Tue 22 Jan 13 emsworth steve says…

A good game to get over-with, following the high jinx of last week. Now build and progress to ensure P.L. survival. Good chap Nigel and sorry to see him treated badly. I believe his major error was to buy J Rod for £7million - poor foresight- and a waste of precious funds. Let's hope he soon is reemployed.

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12:00pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Now off to teach the French to speak a proper language. Before I go, an appology. Last week, I told someone that the French chemical industry was in a dangerous mess and concluded by telling the guy where he could stick his chemical pollution. Looks like he sent it to Sussex. Bl00dy French, no sense of direction, I told him to aim about 40 miles west of that!

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12:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

if anyone wants to understand MP a bit better before he learns his english and knows a bit of castillian spanish, although his interpreter was speaking in castillian, MP was much more Latin American so ce/ci is "sh" , not "th" and z is "zhe" not "th" and LL is "sjur" no "y" ... or .... you can just wait for the interpreter..... ;0)

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12:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

spainrico wrote…

Well I can understand some of what Poch says (I live in Spain) but understood Nig better! Agree with concerns over J Rod, he does not seem to have that extra special gift to make things happen. Un less Poch can work some magic? Pity we didn't get a bit more luck in the 1st half last night. First 0-0 for 2 yrs at home.

JRod came off of the bench and huffed and puffed but i agree he didn't really make things happen.Victor Anchibe came off the bench for everton and they seemed to go up a gear.I reckon we could have bought him last july for half what we paid for J ROD. but it is always easy to judge in retrospect. RODRIGUEZ still has time to come good but with talk of MP's interest in a spanish striker in todays paper maybe Jay Rod's future might be elsewhereI think the last 0-0 was against NOTTS COUNTY which shows how far we had come under Nigel.Shame on Aunty Nicola for not giving him any space in last nights programme.It would have been nice to give Dean Wilkins and Andy Crosbie a mention too.Talking of the backroom staff i reckon that the new lot have a bit more savy about them but it would have been nice to get an english coach on board.somewhere along the line. COYR

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12:14pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Blandford Saints says…

Criticism of Jay Rod is harsh, but fair. He is a centre forward and is having to play wide and only for part of games. Guly is just as bad when played down the middle and is happier wide. Jay Rod has played well down the middle where we play Lambert. Hope he stays focussed and can step up if Lambert is not available for games.

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12:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

CORTESE PUT IN HIS THUMB AND PULLED OUT A PLUM AND SAID WHAT A GOOD CHAIRMAN AM I. on last nights performance MP looks football wise quite a tasty plum.but lets reserve judgement on little plum our argie chum until after the MAN U,MAN CITY and most important of all THE wigan MATCH. 3 DEFEATS from those matches and it will be a case of PLUM DUFF. COYR

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12:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

On another note altogether, has anyone seen that a Danish newspaper has revealed the identity of the 'Secret Footballer'? It's Dave Kitson, apparently. No wonder he was having a pop at Saints the other day.

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12:22pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Scarborosaint says…

I would like to defend j rod, much of the time this season he has been used on the wing which is not his favoured position unfortunately cos we have been playing with one up front he quite rightly has had to play second fiddle to SRL but as those would of seen who went to Stoke he played well worked the channels and although he looked off the pace last night he I think has more chance of making an impact in the premiership than sharp who lacks lacks that yard of pace required at the top level. Football is all about opinion we all know but let's see how MP can shape some of our younger players jrod included

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12:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13 milton road says…

Transfer news: Southampton want Lucas Biglia and Joan Verdu Whether this is sky just putting some coincidences together i do not know. Biglia is on strike because he wants to play football in England and is Argentinian. Verdu because his contract runs out in 6 months and he refuses to sign a new one and played under MP for Espanyol. With the break we should have a full squad to face United. Forren should have had time to settle The manager to installing his play system which we saw in the first half. But to be honest United are a cut above anyone in this league and it would be a hard ask to get any result, a win would do though lol.

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12:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13 richard1946 says…

I live in Australia and can only see the Saints Matches Live on PayTV.(I have been a Saints Supporter for 46yrs. Lived down under for 25yrs.) I am glad the Saints supporters did not "Boo" the new Manager like the Chelsea Supporters do! Only a few weeks ago when Saints Drew with Stoke after being 3-1 up everyone wanted NA "Head" Now in the Echo 94% say it was unfair he got the Sack? They played well against Everton but need to start winning Home games!

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12:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St.Yorkie says…

Interesting everyone doesn't rate JRod - how old is he again? I think he lacks a good first touch but shows a willingness to run for and with the ball. He looks a bit lightwieght in the challenge comparred to Lambert - but that's experience I guess. Let's face it JRod has never come up against decent defenders has he? It's a very steep learning curve for him - but I say he is definitely one for the future. Advice to JRod - more pies, more weight training, and a bit more agression and keep practicing keepie-uppie so his first touch improves.

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12:31pm Tue 22 Jan 13 kitty3 says…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

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12:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13 milton road says…

The story on Biglia was in the Mirror so whether sky and the echo got it from there I do not know. Also the mirror are talking on Uraguayan striker Fernandez coming on loan with view to possible deal. As they say though watch the official site if its there then its true.

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12:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

WUM alert

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12:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. That would have been great as by doing that we could have really affected the teams performance with a negative atmosphere and probably lost. It's happened either get over it or do your protest and not go along with the other 100 or so like minded people the rest of us will enjoy watching Saints climb the Premier League

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12:54pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

Come on Hartlepool.

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12:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

The dismissal of Nigel was a total p.r. disaster. It portrayed Cortese and more importantly the club in a terrible light. IT could have and should have been done in a much more sympathetic way. I hope the club and Cortese learn from this shambles and it never happens again. C.O.Y.R.

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1:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

Ha, ha, what a shame that the Pompey fans, media and a lot of people I've been speaking to in the past few days didn't get the blood bath they were hoping for last night. Sky even had to resort to dubbing 'One Nigel Adkins' chants over one clip and cranking up the volume, plus finding the one person holding up a white hankie. Hilarious. Great start, now let's ensure that the baying idiots don't get what they want. I like everyone else was disgusted by Nigel's sacking, but strangely three days of hearing pundits like Merson saying he hoped we went down has made me determined not to rise to the bait. Feck off the stay away crowd and those that want us to implode. COYRs.

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1:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

I said this yesterday and will say it again, Nigel Adkins brought belief and positivity to this club and that is why there were no negative protests last night. If you asked Nigel how we should react to his sacking he would say 'that is in the past, just look to the next game'. He is the last person who would want us to mope and complain. He got us here, Markus got us here and, ahem, Cortese got us here. We owe it to all of them to get behind the team and show our strength of character and positivity. Don't give it all up to please the wums, media and fans of other clubs. COYR.

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1:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Velleity says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

Cheerio, then. I'll be there to see what happens, whether we improve, stay the same or plummet to the bottom of L2. Funny how the people who are leaving major on the "foreignness" of MP. Also, interesting choice for your first comment EVER on Saints. Seems like you weren't really too interested before. Since you ARE new on here, here's a bit of news for you. Many of us are hacked off with the fact and the manner of NA's dismissal but we went along last night to support the *team*. And look what happened. Would OUR team have played like that if everyone had behaved the way you want?

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1:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

I think he just wants us to behave like Pompey and boo the players and management who clearly arent the one's to blame for the clubs current situation how many games is it now since they last won?

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1:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13 curtisaint says…

I cannot believe that after all the comments about Cortese and the way he sacked N.A. that everyone interviewed outside the ground seemed quite happy with the way things are and now I read that the stewards were told not to talk to supporters about it . Does freedom of speach not apply at St. Marys ?

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1:46pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Confucious says…

Velleity wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Cheerio, then. I'll be there to see what happens, whether we improve, stay the same or plummet to the bottom of L2. Funny how the people who are leaving major on the "foreignness" of MP. Also, interesting choice for your first comment EVER on Saints. Seems like you weren't really too interested before. Since you ARE new on here, here's a bit of news for you. Many of us are hacked off with the fact and the manner of NA's dismissal but we went along last night to support the *team*. And look what happened. Would OUR team have played like that if everyone had behaved the way you want?

Maybe shouldn't be too harsh. I read that Lord Cardigan was worried his men would show the same lack of guts at Balaclava that the Saints fans did last night. But as we all know he got the cavalrymen's full support and the Charge of Light Brigade went ahead. Of course it was completely pointless and they nearly all got killed - but oh the glory!

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1:48pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

Dear Echo. As someone who has stood up for you in the past I love the little digs and attempts to stir up trouble that doesn't exist in the above story. Get over it. Saints fans showed they wouldn't rise to the bait last night so move on and look for the next non-story. Realise you have to find a news angle, but if it isn't a story, stop rummaging around in the gutter looking for the few negatives you can find.

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1:48pm Tue 22 Jan 13 three halves says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

Very well put and what a lot of people think.

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1:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert

hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.

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1:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

Confucious wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Hi Osprey, I didn't see this particular incident, but there has been a lot of mention about Pochettino and his "translator" standing next to him, saying this and saying that. We, as translators and/or interpreters, like to ensure that the correct term is used. It may seem pedantic to a non-linguist, but to people in the profession, mixing up the two sounds very odd.
Yes, your write. As a linguist meself I all weighs faught the differance betwix the too woz that their we're less translaters then interpitors. Our their moor off won then the other! Mine-due, its prove reeders wotz mostest inneed (exspesially in theese freds) I cud b rong!
Woz should be waz you kunt. You disnostic?

My mate Lawrence Malcolm reckons that he has already met MP and asked him what he would do if his vertical football didn't pay off.talking via an interpreter can be full of pitfalls.The reply lawrence got was quote we can always play messy.Lawro was in 7th heaven for a split second has he had visions of argentina's finest Lionel Messi winging his way to St Marys before the end of the transfer window.then the penny dropped.it was the footballing equivalent-lost in translation/interpre tation of the old first world war order-send us reinforcements we are going to advance which was interpreted as sens us three and fourpence we are going to a dance.

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1:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.

No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.

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1:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13 st1halo says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

If you can throw away 46 years of support on SPECULATION and RUMOUR and MEDIA HYPE, you need to get a grip! I'm fed up with reading people's grandstanding and almost sycophantic remarks when they know absolutely NOTHING about what has happened. React when and if you know the facts! STID

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2:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert
hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.

In the eyes of some, this is a forum for opinions that they deem suitable. If not they label you a skate. Ignore them!

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2:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Alicesdad says…

The language barrier problem wont last long - he will get intensive language coaching, besides how many in our team speak English ? We have Japanese, Uruguayan, Zambian, Argentinian, French, Dutch, Belgian, Norwegian and ye gods even ScotTish so the language is no big deal. It will take them half an hour every training session just to say hello. Pochettino will learn English a lot quicker if he watches our TV every night. If he watches Corrie and Eastenders he will realise there are two languages to learn. Plus the vocabulary he will pick up from the match day crowds. Another good point is that the referee and linesman wont have a clue what he's talking about so he can scream abuse at them and they'll never know !! I bet Alex Ferguson wishes he could do that ...

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2:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13 three halves says…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.

Idiot.

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2:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.

You are bound to agree with another of your own posts, who do you think you are kidding.

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2:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

St Retford wrote…

On another note altogether, has anyone seen that a Danish newspaper has revealed the identity of the 'Secret Footballer'? It's Dave Kitson, apparently. No wonder he was having a pop at Saints the other day.

I thought one of his racist stories about bananas was familiar..... He told a story about some 'light hearted racist banter' in a changing room once and it was the same story told to me by a certain team coach driver..... If its not him, then they are certainly close....

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2:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert
hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.
In the eyes of some, this is a forum for opinions that they deem suitable. If not they label you a skate. Ignore them!

Correct, you post like a skate, then you probably are a skate.

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2:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.

What a lot of people think, yes, but not what sensible, grown up fans will do thankfully. Kent, sorry, Kitty - judging by your length of being a fan you must be about 60. Calling the actions of thousands of Saints fans a sham seems at odds with the age you claim to be. In fact the general tone doesn't seem quite right. Just doesn't add up. So, in short, bye bye, see you when Cortese is gone. You are entitled to your opinion and, in terms of the reasoning of your argument, you are 100% right - the decision to sack Nigel was a disgrace. Now I, along with other loyal Saints fans will get on with ensuring that the actions of one person do not destroy our belief or upward curve. On a completely unrelated subject, last night must have been very disappointing for Pompey fans :)

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2:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert
hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.

Debateable on several points, OK if I have an opinion too? How long have you been a Saints supporter, man and boy?

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2:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintkenny says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
You are bound to agree with another of your own posts, who do you think you are kidding.

its what haven a mental age of 10 does .allways noticable with every quote

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2:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

three halves wrote…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.
Idiot.

Weird - that's EXACTLY what Kent said every time he struggled to think of something to say.

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2:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!

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2:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SO50 Saint says…

BbB In the past I have disagreed with a lot of what you have said but that is spot on the only think I would say you have left out is Cork in the players we have signed section.

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2:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Saint Ekul says…

Very happy with how our fans were last night, played a huge part in the game as usual, glad we aren't all as thick as the Chelsea fans.

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2:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13 scorpioeyes says…

a good performance apart from no goals.I am glad the 'precious' and smug Adkins has gone,along with his tactical ineptness. NC knows what he is doing.

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2:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13 warrens 76 says…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.
Idiot.
Weird - that's EXACTLY what Kent said every time he struggled to think of something to say.

Ramirez has quality but loses possession more often than retains it when we attack..

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2:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintbobby says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
You are bound to agree with another of your own posts, who do you think you are kidding.

Kitty, I do not remember such a response as you have had to your post. I can beat you as I am a saint of 55 years. I did not like the sacking of Nigel, but then I read his last message posted in the dressing room, and this made me feel a lot better. What a farewell! Let's remember Nigel as a top man and apparently the 3rd most successful Saints' manager in terms of his win percentage. And successive promotions is unique, I believe. But, Kitty, he has gone. As others have said it is the team , THE SAINTS whom we support - always have and Kitty, it should always be. So please get your season tickets out of the bin and be sure to be at St Mary's for the rest of the season and cheering the team as you should. I was really thrilled watching the game last night and apart from the wonderful overall performance, I thought individually some were brilliant. Probably the best I have seen Guly play, the defence looked almost like the old Berlin Wall. Surely our two young fullbacks are as good as anything around. Their determination, skill, speed and distribution was spectacular. I kid myself we actually did win 1-0 - that's from the penalty that unbelievably we did not get. A very, very clear push. Stuff it!!

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2:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13 warrens 76 says…

three halves wrote…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.
Idiot.

Kent we will have your address soon, no point changining ID's will not help you..

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2:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

scorpioeyes wrote…

a good performance apart from no goals.I am glad the 'precious' and smug Adkins has gone,along with his tactical ineptness. NC knows what he is doing.

Alright, Nicola - that's a bit harsh.

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3:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13 st1halo says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!

Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID

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3:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13 warrens 76 says…

Sunny Saint wrote…

Dear Mr. Pochettino, please understand that the Kindness that you observed or even felt coming from the magnificent fans was not directed at you mate. It was directed at the Players. OK, Nige has gone and you are now at the helm, so it’s now time for you to cut your cloth accordingly and start us on the road to champions league football. Unfortunately, my Spanish mate, just having premiership survival is not enough. Why would it be? That is was what we already had with Nige. Besides, if you don’t provide, then NC will ensure that you will end up sleeping with the fishes. COYR's-UTS's

And why would we not be kind to our new manager...unless you want him to feel alone and unwanted and of course fail..I believe that makes you a skate.

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3:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintbobby says…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!

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3:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13 st1halo says…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!

I didn't realise he had gone off and when he re-emeged from the tunnel at the same time as the substitution being made, I turned and said to my mate "Christ, we've got two Jason Puncheons!" STID

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3:16pm Tue 22 Jan 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!

A couple of seasons ago Bechio of leeds was in a similar predicament.unfortun ately he didn't get off the pitch in time and he was the only player on the pitch sporting brown shorts.

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3:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Saint Ekul says…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!

I've been told that our side-line medical staff were shaking some sort of drink, which Puncheon quickly downed & then ran down the tunnel, we can only guess that he had a dodgy stomach. Just happened to be at the same time that Ramirez went down & we were down to 9 men!

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3:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13 El Santo says…

Crispinmumbles wrote…

Saint Jinx wrote…

Firstly, the word is not translator. When it is spoken, it is an INTERPRETER. Translators write, interpreters speak! Secondly, I would like to hear what he said exactly in Spanish. I notice that the word "kindness" is often used, but that doesn't have the right connotation. Thirdly, even after a few days to reflect, I still cannot believe that they have got rid of Nigel. The only thing that Mauricio has done so far, is to be able to converse with Ramirez. Uruguyan Spanish and Argentinian Spanish are almost identical (e.g. they use Che for Ll..
Quite right. South American Spanish speakers often have similar peculiarities in pronunciation and their own slang. Plus the guy interpreting seemed to be reading his answers off a card. The translation is very often flawed or error riddled. I suspect the word used to have been 'Cariño' which for me would mean love or well-wishing - the problem with using electronic translators and dictionaries!

Agree. Cariño would probably better translated as "affection/respect" sort of the love you have for a friend or brother. In any case, you are probably aware that Uruguayans and Argentinians hate each other? It was a Uruguayan who told me that the best business in the world is to buy Argentinians at their real price and sell them at the price they think they are worth...

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3:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Mr. Miyagi says…

I thought it was a good all round performance, but there does appear to be an issue of fitness, or using it up too quickly, in my opinion. Like a lot of games this season, Saints come out the blocks so quick and almost over run teams in the first half, with or without reward (last night and Stoke spring to mind), but the second half they appear to lose the impetus and allow teams back in, again like last night and Stoke. Also, although Ramirez done some good things last night, he does frustrate me when he keep trying to take players on rather than look to make the pass, as he invariably loses the ball and ends up on his backside waving his arms in the air, particularly when he broke out of defence and out numbered them in the last ten minutes, but decided to try and get through their to central defenders rather than passing out wide.

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3:44pm Tue 22 Jan 13 three halves says…

warrens 76 wrote…

three halves wrote…

St Retford wrote…

three halves wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
Very well put and what a lot of people think.
No, it's what a lot of your hilarious alter-egos think. Seriously, Kent, you were rubbish at being funny and you're even worse at being pious.
Idiot.
Kent we will have your address soon, no point changining ID's will not help you..

Idiot.

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3:46pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Confucious says…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!

Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.

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3:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Sunny Saint says…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/

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3:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

Confucious wrote…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!
Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.

When I was training for the London marathon I was caught in exactly the same situation. The speed with which diarrhea builds up and needs to be 'dealt with' is genuinely staggering. Sadly for me I didn't have easy access to a toilet so I had to literally soil myself behind a mound of grass cuttings in Urmston allotment. As usual, it's one rule for over-paid Premiership footballers and another for the rest of us.

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4:04pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Lone Ranger. says…

St Retford wrote…

Confucious wrote…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!
Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.
When I was training for the London marathon I was caught in exactly the same situation. The speed with which diarrhea builds up and needs to be 'dealt with' is genuinely staggering. Sadly for me I didn't have easy access to a toilet so I had to literally soil myself behind a mound of grass cuttings in Urmston allotment. As usual, it's one rule for over-paid Premiership footballers and another for the rest of us.

Far too much information re your marathon

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4:10pm Tue 22 Jan 13 st1halo says…

St Retford wrote…

Confucious wrote…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!
Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.
When I was training for the London marathon I was caught in exactly the same situation. The speed with which diarrhea builds up and needs to be 'dealt with' is genuinely staggering. Sadly for me I didn't have easy access to a toilet so I had to literally soil myself behind a mound of grass cuttings in Urmston allotment. As usual, it's one rule for over-paid Premiership footballers and another for the rest of us.

Think Mr Costello sang a song about that... A good year for the roses!

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4:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13 J7junctionseven says…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/

FFS mate let it go will you. You're getting very boring now.....zzzzzz

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4:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

Lone Ranger. wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Confucious wrote…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!
Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.
When I was training for the London marathon I was caught in exactly the same situation. The speed with which diarrhea builds up and needs to be 'dealt with' is genuinely staggering. Sadly for me I didn't have easy access to a toilet so I had to literally soil myself behind a mound of grass cuttings in Urmston allotment. As usual, it's one rule for over-paid Premiership footballers and another for the rest of us.
Far too much information re your marathon

I think it's important we share these things and help break the stigma. When it happened to Paula Radcliffe everyone pointed and laughed and one of our finest ever athletes was heckled from her sport. As Punch showed last night, it can happen to anyone.

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4:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Lone Ranger. says…

St Retford wrote…

Lone Ranger. wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Confucious wrote…

saintbobby wrote…

I forgot to mention Puncheon's short absence. I do not remember ever seeing this happen in all my years. How did the crowd know for sure what he had been doing. They certainly told him when he came back. Did you see his smile when he heard them. Really made me chuckle. As they say when you have to go , you have to go but he didn't mess about, as they say!!
Everyone knew. Whenever a player gets the runs it gets all over the stadium in minutes.
When I was training for the London marathon I was caught in exactly the same situation. The speed with which diarrhea builds up and needs to be 'dealt with' is genuinely staggering. Sadly for me I didn't have easy access to a toilet so I had to literally soil myself behind a mound of grass cuttings in Urmston allotment. As usual, it's one rule for over-paid Premiership footballers and another for the rest of us.
Far too much information re your marathon
I think it's important we share these things and help break the stigma. When it happened to Paula Radcliffe everyone pointed and laughed and one of our finest ever athletes was heckled from her sport. As Punch showed last night, it can happen to anyone.

Yes but Paula's was urine and yours .... . ............... wasn't

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4:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13 abbiscuits says…

Southampton are after Anderlecht Midfielder Lucas Biglia and Espanyol Midfielder Joan Verdu.

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4:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/
FFS mate let it go will you. You're getting very boring now.....zzzzzz

Ah, Sabotage Times, yes I must read that as I respect their legendary insightful journalism.

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4:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

warrens 76 wrote…

Sunny Saint wrote…

Dear Mr. Pochettino, please understand that the Kindness that you observed or even felt coming from the magnificent fans was not directed at you mate. It was directed at the Players. OK, Nige has gone and you are now at the helm, so it’s now time for you to cut your cloth accordingly and start us on the road to champions league football. Unfortunately, my Spanish mate, just having premiership survival is not enough. Why would it be? That is was what we already had with Nige. Besides, if you don’t provide, then NC will ensure that you will end up sleeping with the fishes. COYR's-UTS's
And why would we not be kind to our new manager...unless you want him to feel alone and unwanted and of course fail..I believe that makes you a skate.

Had we just brought in Big Sam or Christian Gross, or Benitez I may agree with you Sunny Saint, but Pochettino seems an instantly likeable guy to me. Even at the beginning the fans wanted to clap him but weren't sure if that was the right thing to do. He said the right things, conducted himself in a dignified manner, and reminds me of a less arrogant version of AVB. If the team continues to play like last night I can't see him doing anything but winning the fans over. He clearly just wants to do well for us and cannot be blamed for taking the job. So looking forward to the QPR game, but for so many reasons that one could define our season and decide if the new regime will be in for a tough ride or not.

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5:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13 since 1885 says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/
FFS mate let it go will you. You're getting very boring now.....zzzzzz

A case of pot, kettle, black, me thinks.

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5:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintkenny says…

SaintJD wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/
FFS mate let it go will you. You're getting very boring now.....zzzzzz
Ah, Sabotage Times, yes I must read that as I respect their legendary insightful journalism.

got to laugh what is chelsea then .to the russian its his toy ,to the chelsea fans its a football team .but are they complainig a champions league fa cups league titles .without a chairman who does not reward loyalty .they would not of won nothing .cortesse has the same approach .with liebers blessing .starting from league one to where we are now .and now has intrusted pochettio with the next step .as the club moves forward in the premier league and increasing the stadium later down the line .its all part of future planning to the benifet of the club and its fantastic supporters

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5:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13 warrens 76 says…

since 1885 wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/
FFS mate let it go will you. You're getting very boring now.....zzzzzz
A case of pot, kettle, black, me thinks.

Sunny..dear boy, child, Kents love sister...attention is given to those who deserve..not those who demand... ...your determination to wind things up and spoil everyone's day begs the following question, do you still pull the legs of small insects for fun?

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5:31pm Tue 22 Jan 13 TLoSaintsChi says…

I felt that his style of play was entertaining, and he respected what Adkins has brought to the club. Although a wave of foreign players will be coming to the club, this shouldn't affect the likes of Puncheon, Lallana and Lambert as they are 3 core players who will be guaranteed a place for years to come. As hurt as I was about Adkins' departure and the way cortese has handled it, i want to get behind 'Pochi' and see what he can do for us saints in the future

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5:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Epsom Saint says…

Sunny Saint wrote…

This sums it up perfectly: I will post on tomorrow's threads to get more attention. http://www.sabotaget imes.com/reportage/a dkins-sacking-proves -southampton-is-not- a-football-club-but- a-loyalty-free-busin ess/

No need to post things twice Sunny. It's done now, no point dwelling on the past. Mauricio seems like a decent bloke - let's just support him and the team.

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6:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Red n White says…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.

I thought we were in a recession?! I wish I had £1000 to throw away. As a 46 years long Saints fan, surely you would have realised that managers are only for the short-term, whereas fans, the club, and (to a lesser extent) the chairman are the long term aspects. If we end up surviving comfortably, sign some very good players in the summer, potentially get into Europe, are you really going to turn away? I've heard the manager can communicate fine with players, obviously you weren't watching last night, but he was on the edge of his dugout shouting orders for most of the match. To use a foreign language infront of cameras and with more technical language is a different scenario. Also, the new no.2 is english-speaking. As you seem to like saying's how about this one 'never judge a book by its cover' as you so clearly have.

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6:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

To those saying "i'm throwing my season ticket away" and "i'll never set foot in st marys again" please just DO IT and stop attention seeking on here ....... thank you ........... COYR !!!

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7:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

slugger wrote…

To those saying "i'm throwing my season ticket away" and "i'll never set foot in st marys again" please just DO IT and stop attention seeking on here ....... thank you ........... COYR !!!

Better still pass it to someone more worthy that want to go but can't afford it.

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7:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13 three halves says…

It is a shame that a couple of small minded people can not tolerate others views about not attending games and leaving their seats empty as a protest.

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7:29pm Tue 22 Jan 13 City Saint says…

Alicesdad wrote…

I have kept my powder dry on the management position as I didnt want to just voice a reflex reaction. I think that Confucious has said it all in respect of the dignity showed last night by the fans and the fact that we didnt react like a bunch of rabid dogs. It took the legs right out from under the press. I wasn't surpised by the lack of programme notes on Adkins. What did you expect ? .. an apology from Cortese? He probably feels that we don't understand his thinking, and he probably isn't worried about that anyway. He believes he is raising the bar at the club by bringing in a more experienced international coach. Cortese wasn't going to wait for Adkins to fail, he wanted a different profile of manager, he found what he wanted so he made his mind up and did what he had to do. He is a hard business oriented man, he wants this club to be a truly big club, with European ambitions and I think he will achieve that. He is working for the Liebherrs and I think he will give them a club that is ultimately a regular top five challenger. We have it in our grasp to do this. It felt shoddy though, and I am genuinely disappointed for Adkins. But football isn't a place for the nice men ... and it is all the poorer for that. Nigel is a decent man of great personal integrity and values - he will remain a legend in my view. You have my utmost respect Nigel and I wish you well wherever you go.. we haven't heard the nlst from the man I'm sure. .. and so onwards we go ....

This is well put. Thanks Alice's Dad. I look forward to seeing what Nigel achieves next, and hopefully to Saints making the next big leap. I hope we don't lose the soul of the club along the way. But maybe that's big league football now. Cckma

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7:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

He has just been on Sky Revista, a precis of what he said is at http://www.not606.co m/showthread.php/191 997-Exclusive-Pochet tino-interview-on-SS 1-any-time-now-Revis ta-De-La-Liga

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7:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13 El Santo says…

TLoSaintsChi wrote…

I felt that his style of play was entertaining, and he respected what Adkins has brought to the club. Although a wave of foreign players will be coming to the club, this shouldn't affect the likes of Puncheon, Lallana and Lambert as they are 3 core players who will be guaranteed a place for years to come. As hurt as I was about Adkins' departure and the way cortese has handled it, i want to get behind 'Pochi' and see what he can do for us saints in the future

"Pochi" Genious! :)))

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7:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13 El Santo says…

slugger wrote…

To those saying "i'm throwing my season ticket away" and "i'll never set foot in st marys again" please just DO IT and stop attention seeking on here ....... thank you ........... COYR !!!

Oh my! Are there any other places I can seek for some solid good attention, besides this one?

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7:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

three halves wrote…

It is a shame that a couple of small minded people can not tolerate others views about not attending games and leaving their seats empty as a protest.

You're no Saint and even if you were , why tell us 3 times a day every day ?

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7:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13 bullsbags says…

I think it's more than a couple mate More like 99% Idiot

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7:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13 City Saint says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert
hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.
In the eyes of some, this is a forum for opinions that they deem suitable. If not they label you a skate. Ignore them!
Correct, you post like a skate, then you probably are a skate.

Hmmm, you've been fishy at times. careful there. Cckma

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7:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintbobby says…

three halves wrote…

It is a shame that a couple of small minded people can not tolerate others views about not attending games and leaving their seats empty as a protest.

Leaving your seat empty really is a daft protest. Who amongst 30000 will even notice, let alone say "Ooh, those empty seats are some sort of protest!.! It is just silly.

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7:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Velleity says…

three halves wrote…

It is a shame that a couple of small minded people can not tolerate others views about not attending games and leaving their seats empty as a protest.

Still lonely, Kent141, I see.

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7:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

El Santo wrote…

slugger wrote…

To those saying "i'm throwing my season ticket away" and "i'll never set foot in st marys again" please just DO IT and stop attention seeking on here ....... thank you ........... COYR !!!
Oh my! Are there any other places I can seek for some solid good attention, besides this one?

Plenty, Just Google Southampton FC Forums, that will keep you busy if it is attention seeking that you crave.

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8:00pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID

I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!

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8:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!

Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!

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8:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!

No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!

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8:14pm Tue 22 Jan 13 City Saint says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!

Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma

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8:16pm Tue 22 Jan 13 saintbobby says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!

I reckon all the above posts are right on the ball. The first game for MP was exciting and we shall see more progress, though probably NOT in the next game!! I really hope Nigel Adkins lands a good club but probably in the Championship. We must not underestimate what is needed in the Premier League. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember a saying that says "everyone is promoted to a level of incompetence". Not a criticism, but it is a FACT.

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8:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma

LOL , you beat me to it ........... Cckma?

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8:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

saintbobby wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
I reckon all the above posts are right on the ball. The first game for MP was exciting and we shall see more progress, though probably NOT in the next game!! I really hope Nigel Adkins lands a good club but probably in the Championship. We must not underestimate what is needed in the Premier League. Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember a saying that says "everyone is promoted to a level of incompetence". Not a criticism, but it is a FACT.

Nigel was a good manager at Championship level and as honourable as they come. God knows what pressure he was under in November onwards, but he always kept his dignity. And I agree with you,I hope he gets a good job, as well as having a successful career. But we need to set our sights higher, and in order to do this personnel is key, be they on or off the pitch.

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8:26pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

slugger wrote…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma
LOL , you beat me to it ........... Cckma?

Cancer can kiss my ****! Here here on both points!

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8:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma

And mine.

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8:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

City Saint wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

kitty3 wrote…

46 years a Saint - and I am upset, angry, frustrated, confused, annoyed with what Cortese has done. Two season tickets down the drain as I will not attend St Marys again until Cortese is sacked. And as for the Argentinian non english speaking person in charge of team affairs , he can quite clearly go the same place as Cortese - "where the sun dont shine"! Its upsettng to say it, as although my support for Saints will remain, I am unable to attend matches and show any kind of support for the two of them. Last night lack of guts and support for NA by Saints fans was also a sham. See you in the Championship Cortese. There is a saying that "Every dog has their day" its only a attr of time Cortese.
WUM alert
hardly... 46 years a Saint and entitled to an opinion.... hardly a Wind Up Merchant... remember this is a Forum for people to air their views. Its not here purely and simply to reinforce all your views. Pompey fans fair enough, but disgusted Saints fans do not deserve that label.
In the eyes of some, this is a forum for opinions that they deem suitable. If not they label you a skate. Ignore them!
Correct, you post like a skate, then you probably are a skate.
Hmmm, you've been fishy at times. careful there. Cckma

Moi? I resemble that remark...........

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8:37pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma
LOL , you beat me to it ........... Cckma?
Cancer can kiss my ****! Here here on both points!

Bring Back Adkins has a good ring to it!

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8:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

mack chinnon wrote…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma
And mine.

Yours is the best name on here mate .

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8:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

City Saint wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
No need to apologise. These people didn't buy us for the prestige of owning a football club. They're winners, and I believe that This slightly ruthless approach is what our great football club needs to fullfil it's potential. Soton is a great city, but we are known by some as the sleepy city. This kind of dynamism we have lacked, and will be a key ingredient for achieving success. You should all be happy, these chaps mean business. Good times await the club, enjoy the journey. Up the Saints!
Might need to change your name then, mush. Cckma
LOL , you beat me to it ........... Cckma?
Cancer can kiss my ****! Here here on both points!
Bring Back Adkins has a good ring to it!

I was never a fan of Branny, he wasted the talents of a good little team in the 91/92 season. The name just popped into my head.

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9:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!

wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!

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10:04pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!

How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?

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10:08pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?

.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?

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10:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13 SaintJD says…

... and then I stumbled into a 'who can create the longest conversation' competition.

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10:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?

he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..

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10:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?

Anyone would get the impression he's in it for the long-haul. I think the five-year plan was merely the start and all it meant was getting back to the Premier League. Sadly for Nigel, I think this is all Nicola wanted him for. But the higher up we get the more of a buzz Nicola will get out of this. I can't imagine he needs the money, so for him it's about the challenge of building something truly epic. I could be wrong, of course. Who really knows?

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10:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Baddesley Bill says…

Personally...I've have enough of NC.... ......they ran out of pies last night. ......unforgivable :O(

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10:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..

I don't think the numbers really add up for that. He's spent (I'm guessing here) £20m buying the club out of admin and another £40m on players and, say, £10m on the academy. Even if he sells us next year as a Premier League club he wouldn't get £70m for us.

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10:27pm Tue 22 Jan 13 St Retford says…

Baddesley Bill wrote…

Personally...I've have enough of NC.... ......they ran out of pies last night. ......unforgivable :O(

WHAT????!!!!! That does it: CORTESE OUT!

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10:32pm Tue 22 Jan 13 slugger says…

St Retford wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?
Anyone would get the impression he's in it for the long-haul. I think the five-year plan was merely the start and all it meant was getting back to the Premier League. Sadly for Nigel, I think this is all Nicola wanted him for. But the higher up we get the more of a buzz Nicola will get out of this. I can't imagine he needs the money, so for him it's about the challenge of building something truly epic. I could be wrong, of course. Who really knows?

This is the theory i like believe too ....... as you say ......... "who really knows?" ........... nobody on here , that's for sure ...... COYR !!!

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10:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Baddesley Bill wrote…

Personally...I've have enough of NC.... ......they ran out of pies last night. ......unforgivable :O(

Blame Guly, he bulked bought for his skippers trip to Barcelona.

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10:46pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..

What you have to remember is that on one of the few occasions that he spoke to us he said (in so many words) that if he was ever going to turn his back on us, he had contacts that would take us on and secure our future, I have no reason to suspect that he was not telling the truth. He also promised that we would not be relegated while he was in charge. I am not so sure he could keep that promise, the way that fate sometimes kicks you in the unmentionables, but I have to believe him, even if I don't like him, he is still our future whatever way you look at it. Looking a gift horse in the mouth is not an option.

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10:49pm Tue 22 Jan 13 Baddesley Bill says…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..
I don't think the numbers really add up for that. He's spent (I'm guessing here) £20m buying the club out of admin and another £40m on players and, say, £10m on the academy. Even if he sells us next year as a Premier League club he wouldn't get £70m for us.

I do tend to agree with MGRA (although I don't tend to believe sale is planned quite so soon). All the investment is part of a long term plan to add value to the Club...see us to another level and cash in when the timing is right. As fans, we can only enjoy the ride... we will go places with the Don at the helm. What happens after is anyones guess. What is almost certain...is that we won't be following the Poopey model.

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10:51pm Tue 22 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?
Anyone would get the impression he's in it for the long-haul. I think the five-year plan was merely the start and all it meant was getting back to the Premier League. Sadly for Nigel, I think this is all Nicola wanted him for. But the higher up we get the more of a buzz Nicola will get out of this. I can't imagine he needs the money, so for him it's about the challenge of building something truly epic. I could be wrong, of course. Who really knows?
This is the theory i like believe too ....... as you say ......... "who really knows?" ........... nobody on here , that's for sure ...... COYR !!!

I think we have all taken a bit of a hit after last weeks surprise. I certainly wont be taking anything for granted. What I do know is Cortese acted like a tw@t in respect to Nigels dismissal and portrayed both himself and the club in an extremlely bad light.

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10:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

mack chinnon wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?
Anyone would get the impression he's in it for the long-haul. I think the five-year plan was merely the start and all it meant was getting back to the Premier League. Sadly for Nigel, I think this is all Nicola wanted him for. But the higher up we get the more of a buzz Nicola will get out of this. I can't imagine he needs the money, so for him it's about the challenge of building something truly epic. I could be wrong, of course. Who really knows?
This is the theory i like believe too ....... as you say ......... "who really knows?" ........... nobody on here , that's for sure ...... COYR !!!
I think we have all taken a bit of a hit after last weeks surprise. I certainly wont be taking anything for granted. What I do know is Cortese acted like a tw@t in respect to Nigels dismissal and portrayed both himself and the club in an extremlely bad light.

We know, I think it was mentioned in a previous post earlier, bummer.

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10:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

mack chinnon wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

slugger wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
.... and the academy ......... what has Nicola ever done for us ?
Anyone would get the impression he's in it for the long-haul. I think the five-year plan was merely the start and all it meant was getting back to the Premier League. Sadly for Nigel, I think this is all Nicola wanted him for. But the higher up we get the more of a buzz Nicola will get out of this. I can't imagine he needs the money, so for him it's about the challenge of building something truly epic. I could be wrong, of course. Who really knows?
This is the theory i like believe too ....... as you say ......... "who really knows?" ........... nobody on here , that's for sure ...... COYR !!!
I think we have all taken a bit of a hit after last weeks surprise. I certainly wont be taking anything for granted. What I do know is Cortese acted like a tw@t in respect to Nigels dismissal and portrayed both himself and the club in an extremlely bad light.
We know, I think it was mentioned in a previous post earlier, bummer.

I hasen to add that last remark applied to the situation not the poster.

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10:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13 mack chinnon says…

Baddesley Bill wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..
I don't think the numbers really add up for that. He's spent (I'm guessing here) £20m buying the club out of admin and another £40m on players and, say, £10m on the academy. Even if he sells us next year as a Premier League club he wouldn't get £70m for us.
I do tend to agree with MGRA (although I don't tend to believe sale is planned quite so soon). All the investment is part of a long term plan to add value to the Club...see us to another level and cash in when the timing is right. As fans, we can only enjoy the ride... we will go places with the Don at the helm. What happens after is anyones guess. What is almost certain...is that we won't be following the Poopey model.

Touch wood.

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10:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Baddesley Bill wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..
I don't think the numbers really add up for that. He's spent (I'm guessing here) £20m buying the club out of admin and another £40m on players and, say, £10m on the academy. Even if he sells us next year as a Premier League club he wouldn't get £70m for us.
I do tend to agree with MGRA (although I don't tend to believe sale is planned quite so soon). All the investment is part of a long term plan to add value to the Club...see us to another level and cash in when the timing is right. As fans, we can only enjoy the ride... we will go places with the Don at the helm. What happens after is anyones guess. What is almost certain...is that we won't be following the Poopey model.

I agree too, a charity, we are not.

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11:00pm Tue 22 Jan 13 MGRA says…

Baddesley Bill wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

St Retford wrote…

MGRA wrote…

slugger wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Nigel's sacking wasn't handled well, but some fans are making him out to be some sort of genius. Nigel spent a record amount of money for a Southampton manager, with these buys ending up either shipped out(Sharp), missing (Lee) or warming the bench (most of them). Clyne, Yosh and Gaston were the only players to cement regular first team places. This demonstrates a lot of his buys have not worked out. I still don't understand what Nigel's vision or plan was. The goalkeeper merry go round highlighted his indecisiveness, two of the three were purchased in the summer.Neither being able to claim the number 1 shirt! The new chap comes in and straight away hints at wanting to play a more direct game, sth Nigel should have cottoned onto a long time ago. Nigel served his purpose, with better resources than any other league club, he helped get us back to back promotions. If the club wanted to make it to the next level and secure ourselves not only as a Premiership club but as one which could challenge for a European place, Nigel had to go. NC couldn't bankroll a manager he didn't see as taking Soton to the next level. That would be wasting more money!
Yep If we get to play in Europe, and that is exactly what Cortese's ambition is, could people really see Nigel coping? Would he attract the kind of players we need? Few can deny he was already struggling and his tactical prowess or lack of it was evident. Cortese obviously thinks he couldn't be afforded the time and doesn't want our journey derailed. Risk? Maybe ... only time will tell. As I don't know what has gone on behind the scenes regarding the Nigel affair, it is not my place to pass judgement. I do know however that it is NC who has guided us to our present status, we wouldn't be talking about PL football without him, and so I back him. It is not for us to judge him. Time will do that for us. STID
I totally agree! NA was struggling and he didn't have the tactical where with all to cut it at this level. And I believe you are right that it is a journey that NC doesn't want delayed. Some fans need to understand, we're not dealing with uncle Guy Askham & the seven dwarfs here. We're are dealing with a lawyer with a business background and "the family", who know a thing or two about success and are billionaires to boot. The big brother popularity contest, vote at home now, isn't going to fly with these cats. NC is a wiley fox, he will have the good sense to ignore the X factor voters. The sooner those fans wake up to the fact that we are going places & this isn't the tyro league meets Pop Idol, the better!
Often disagreed with you but must hold my hands up and apologise ...... it would seem that Nicola shares your views ........... COYR !!!
wiley enough to cash in in the not too distant future thats for sure !!
How does this help him do that, exactly? Surely if he was going to cash in he'd do it now, rather than spending millions replacing the manager and millions more on the players that the new guy will be able to bring in?
he has no choice when to cash-in. He will advise the estate of the Liebherrs at the right time and if they agree they will get a stupendous return on the initial investment and he will get a monumental bonus for his services. He can't recommend this until the sky money jackpot is secured. Once it is, he will work feverishly to line up buyers well in advance of any sale. Only a fool would cash in now with the club worth a fraction of what it will be worth once the second Premier season is secured. He ain't no fool, he also isn't in this for the football, he is purely in it for the money. I don't necessarily agree with Matt and the ego-thing by the way..
I don't think the numbers really add up for that. He's spent (I'm guessing here) £20m buying the club out of admin and another £40m on players and, say, £10m on the academy. Even if he sells us next year as a Premier League club he wouldn't get £70m for us.
I do tend to agree with MGRA (although I don't tend to believe sale is planned quite so soon). All the investment is part of a long term plan to add value to the Club...see us to another level and cash in when the timing is right. As fans, we can only enjoy the ride... we will go places with the Don at the helm. What happens after is anyones guess. What is almost certain...is that we won't be following the Poopey model.

I don't think a sale is timed planned as such but the logical time to sell for him would be once the prem money is secured and we still have more potential... I keep thinking this could be 18 months time... all being well....

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11:01pm Tue 22 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

SaintJD wrote…

... and then I stumbled into a 'who can create the longest conversation' competition.

Who won?

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8:05am Wed 23 Jan 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

Some are saying that NC is waiting to cash in, but the family own the club. They are already billionaires, for them there are other, easier, low profile ways to increase their wealth. And NC seems like a pretty successful chap, for all the time and aggravation needed to build the club up, he would have to be on some commission. I think that it's important to NC and the family to see through the vision that Markus had, maybe I'm being naive, but I take them at face value.

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9:45am Wed 23 Jan 13 MGRA says…

yes but that will be Asset-billionaires. And the only reason they are is because of investments, profits from business revenue and historic asset worth. Markus clearly enjoyed his adventure into football and coupled with the non-brainer on the financial front for his it was business-and-pleasur e. But lets not get misty eyed about NC. He is a calculated banker with not a shred of tactile emotion in his body so when its time to sell, he will flag it up and they will be off into the sunset. Hopefully leaving Saints much much the better for it after years of re-building.

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10:24am Wed 23 Jan 13 Beer Monster says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

He has just been on Sky Revista, a precis of what he said is at http://www.not606.co m/showthread.php/191 997-Exclusive-Pochet tino-interview-on-SS 1-any-time-now-Revis ta-De-La-Liga

Sounds positive, cheers for that Osprey. Love the fact that we've got the son of God on our side :-)

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11:10am Wed 23 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

yes but that will be Asset-billionaires. And the only reason they are is because of investments, profits from business revenue and historic asset worth. Markus clearly enjoyed his adventure into football and coupled with the non-brainer on the financial front for his it was business-and-pleasur e. But lets not get misty eyed about NC. He is a calculated banker with not a shred of tactile emotion in his body so when its time to sell, he will flag it up and they will be off into the sunset. Hopefully leaving Saints much much the better for it after years of re-building.

I get the feeling that you don't like him, we will never know if he would like you or not. Probably not, not that it matters either way.

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11:10am Wed 23 Jan 13 ellaniall says…

I can't understand Simon Walters' comments in yesterday's Echo - I was in the Northam end on Monday night and certainly didn't hear anyone singing Maurice's name "with gusto" or indeed at all. Nigel's team played superbly in the first half until a half-time team talk from Maurice.

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11:52am Wed 23 Jan 13 MGRA says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

MGRA wrote…

yes but that will be Asset-billionaires. And the only reason they are is because of investments, profits from business revenue and historic asset worth. Markus clearly enjoyed his adventure into football and coupled with the non-brainer on the financial front for his it was business-and-pleasur e. But lets not get misty eyed about NC. He is a calculated banker with not a shred of tactile emotion in his body so when its time to sell, he will flag it up and they will be off into the sunset. Hopefully leaving Saints much much the better for it after years of re-building.
I get the feeling that you don't like him, we will never know if he would like you or not. Probably not, not that it matters either way.

I don't know him so how can I dislike him ? I am just stating the obvious. Pretty much ever successful banker I have ever met is a sociapath. Its pretty common knowledge I would have though....

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11:28am Thu 24 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

So you don't dislike him as such, you just feel the need to criticise him for what other reason then?

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3:07pm Thu 24 Jan 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

So you don't dislike him as such, you just feel the need to criticise him for what other reason then?

MGRA if you get a few minutes to spare, have a look at what Adam Lallana has to say about Nicola Cortese in his interview on the OS

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