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Southampton have £10.2m bid accepted for Inter Milan's Coutinho

5:55pm Thursday 24th January 2013

Saints have £10.2m bid accepted for Brazilian

SAINTS have had a £10.2m bid for Brazilian playmaker Phillipe Coutinho accepted - but are waiting to see if Liverpool will match the offer.

The Italian giants are understood to have accepted Saints' bid for the 20-year-old, who has played under Mauricio Pochettino on loan at Espanyol, which is hoped will prove a decisive factor in landing the playmaker.

As reported earlier, it is Liverpool who have so far been closest to prising him away from the San Siro.

The Reds have been in discussions with Inter over a possible move for the player this month.

Although they have had an £8m offer turned down, it has been suggested that they would be willing to return with an improved bid.

Capped once by his country, Coutinho has started just three Serie A games so far this season.

THe youngster  has shown no great desire to leave Inter, having already stated his desire to stay with the Italian giants.

However, a strong personal offer from Saints or Liverpool could potentially persuade him to move.

Comments(128)

Comments(128)

saintkenny says...
5:59pm Thu 24 Jan 13

3rd thread about this getting a bit boring now

Northam Block 40 says...
6:12pm Thu 24 Jan 13

I've heard that hes ment to be undergoing a medical at Liverpool tomorrow??

saint in dordogne says...
6:28pm Thu 24 Jan 13

he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us

saint in dordogne says...
6:29pm Thu 24 Jan 13

saint in dordogne wrote:
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't have players that don't want to play for us

oh when the saints says...
6:29pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Northam Block 40 wrote:
I've heard that hes ment to be undergoing a medical at Liverpool tomorrow??
Most papers are quoting that he's a Liverpool fan????

The fundamental thing that would attract him to us is the fact he's worked well under our manager before.

Lets just hope he signs up at st Mary's next week!

tomw1234 says...
6:37pm Thu 24 Jan 13

saint in dordogne wrote:
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
He never said anything of the sort. What he did say was that he wanted to stay at Inter and fight for his place. Don't believe all these silly rumours. Some people are so gullible.

olddellsaint says...
6:38pm Thu 24 Jan 13

saint in dordogne wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote:
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't have players that don't want to play for us
don't believe in every thing the papers say, if he wants to come here he will if he does'nt then he wont, at the end of the day if the club wants to pay this amount he will go were the money is, a sad fact of football these days

Saint. says...
6:41pm Thu 24 Jan 13

saint in dordogne wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote:
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't have players that don't want to play for us
No he has not!

saint in dordogne says...
6:42pm Thu 24 Jan 13

olddellsaint wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote:
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't have players that don't want to play for us
don't believe in every thing the papers say, if he wants to come here he will if he does'nt then he wont, at the end of the day if the club wants to pay this amount he will go were the money is, a sad fact of football these days
just got to wait and see want happens

Confucious says...
6:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

What Car magazine says he's ruled Liverpool out after getting a research report from his agent. He's got a Ferrari and a new set of hub caps cost over £2000.

slugger says...
6:47pm Thu 24 Jan 13

If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!

Rednose says...
6:52pm Thu 24 Jan 13

olddellsaint wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote:
saint in dordogne wrote: he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't players that don't want to play for us
he said he doesn't want to come to saints and we shouldn't have players that don't want to play for us
don't believe in every thing the papers say, if he wants to come here he will if he does'nt then he wont, at the end of the day if the club wants to pay this amount he will go were the money is, a sad fact of football these days
Don't believe you :-)

Would be nice to get a couple of quality signings in. However all the reports and pictures I'm seeing indicate that MP is getting on really well with the team and the players look really happy, so no story here. Perhaps if this week’s stint away helps everyone personally play 9.1% better then that’s a 100% better team performance on the day. Crikey 4-0 win at old Trafford next week. COYR’s

warrens 76 says...
6:53pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Fuggg me..as I have posted we are going places..premier league..

...we are Premier league we are Southampton, we are Premier league...

Nachste jahre ..Die Wald....

saintmac says...
7:09pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Interesting to read the comments on
the Liverpool Echo site.

rocketone says...
7:13pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Yeah.
But who would make way?
I would prefer a fast, I mean fast and good, winger so we can turn things with impact.
Steve doesn't quite do it at this level as he showed against Everton.
MP has looked at the first choices already with an unchanged team and will know who is going and who is staying. Not immediately but in the summer. I expect the clear out to be quite dramatic and there will be tears at tea time from some!

SaintMax says...
7:16pm Thu 24 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Fuggg me..as I have posted we are going places..premier league..

...we are Premier league we are Southampton, we are Premier league...

Nachste jahre ..Die Wald....
Drawing away to the European champions, arsenal scraping a draw at St Mary's, repeatedly beating Liverpool to star signings...

Thank you again Markus, and of course Nicola

shakespearesaint says...
7:28pm Thu 24 Jan 13

I've seen the video of Coutinho entitled "Target for reds". Not a great selling video methinks, he loses the ball most of the time. Is he one for this season, or just one for the future?

oc7saint says...
7:31pm Thu 24 Jan 13

So IF this is true who are we going to drop then? Lambert? Lallana? Ramirez? Puncheon? We cant buy a player for 10million and not play them. Easy to link saints with ex espanyol players now. Lazy Journalism.

Buddy SFC says...
7:36pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Liverpool Evening Echo - Tonight

''Talks will resume today and Liverpool are unconcerned about the prospect of interest from Southampton driving up the price as the player favours a move to Anfield.''

We will see !!!!!!

abcdefcuk says...
7:40pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Wow, this would be awesome and add that little missing piece of the attacking jigsaw we occasionally lack... but surely we can't steal a third player away from Liverpool. Can we?!
Anyway, new poster on here after years of reading the threads but being too lazy to sign up! Block 37 ST holder and fan for 25 years since a young lad. Exciting times ahead, let's all stick together whatever our opinions and be proud to support a great team.

Crossley Place Saint says...
7:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Sorry, but not impressed. £10.2 million transfer fee, wages to match (£40K /week ?). For what?

He has been selected for his national side once, but not again.

He can't get in the team at his current club.

Telegraph this morning reports that we have agreed the fee with Milan, but he does not want to come here, despite the personal connection with our new manager. He thinks that Liverpool are a better and bigger club.

No thanks.

Clever Dick says...
7:45pm Thu 24 Jan 13

So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!

slugger says...
7:46pm Thu 24 Jan 13

If this report is true (big if) then it shows without a doubt that nicola is prepared to splash the cash ......... where's Saintlysoul with his "there is no money"?

slugger says...
7:50pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
Sorry, but not impressed. £10.2 million transfer fee, wages to match (£40K /week ?). For what?

He has been selected for his national side once, but not again.

He can't get in the team at his current club.

Telegraph this morning reports that we have agreed the fee with Milan, but he does not want to come here, despite the personal connection with our new manager. He thinks that Liverpool are a better and bigger club.

No thanks.
The quote i saw was that he wanted to fight for his place at Inter ..... no mention of any other club .

Sfc1977 says...
7:53pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Surely a couple of £5 mil defenders is what we should be looking to buy not some kid who apparently has flashes of brilliance.

slugger says...
7:56pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Sfc1977 wrote:
Surely a couple of £5 mil defenders is what we should be looking to buy not some kid who apparently has flashes of brilliance.
We've just bought one 4 mill defender and who's to say there won't be another ?

St.Yorkie says...
8:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Watched some clips of him and to be honest didn't impress me that much. Then again he's only 20 and could mature into a great.
£10m does sound a lot but he is Brazilian...is that what makes worth so much?

holburyhalo says...
8:09pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Why would he want to go to a yesterday club when he can come to the new Barcelona.

Buddy SFC says...
8:20pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Jesus !! And I thought the Saints could whinge at times ........ Spend a minute or two reading 'The Liverpool Evening Echo'' fans thread .......Do they hate Daniel Levy !

Apparetly we're hi-jacking another transfer !! hehehe makes great reading !

Baddesley Bill says...
8:25pm Thu 24 Jan 13

I might have to have a little peek at the Liverpool Echo site! 8O)

rocketone says...
8:29pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
Jesus !! And I thought the Saints could whinge at times ........ Spend a minute or two reading 'The Liverpool Evening Echo'' fans thread .......Do they hate Daniel Levy !

Apparetly we're hi-jacking another transfer !! hehehe makes great reading !
Why do they hate the Spurs chairman?
Please.

milton road says...
8:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

What has been said he is happy to play for his place at Inter and isn't looking to leave.
Doesn't mean he won't
Check gossip BBC and see the one by telegraph saying he doesn't want to come to St Marys and if he moved would prefer Liverpool.
How accurate this is who knows. The bid was accepted apparently by the club yesterday, it seems to be held up on the player's own preferences.
Until its on OS it has not happened.
Apparently we have offered the above and Liverpool have gone from 6-8 mil at present.

mack chinnon says...
8:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

What happened to Astori.

Baddesley Bill says...
8:35pm Thu 24 Jan 13

rocketone wrote:
Buddy SFC wrote:
Jesus !! And I thought the Saints could whinge at times ........ Spend a minute or two reading 'The Liverpool Evening Echo'' fans thread .......Do they hate Daniel Levy !

Apparetly we're hi-jacking another transfer !! hehehe makes great reading !
Why do they hate the Spurs chairman?
Please.
Because he nicked Dempsey off them apparently.

SaintMax says...
8:36pm Thu 24 Jan 13

mack chinnon wrote:
What happened to Astori.
Astori is staying put til the summer apparently. In other words calgari set his price to scare off the likes of us.

rednwhite72 says...
8:45pm Thu 24 Jan 13

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georgetheseventh says...
9:16pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Northam Block 40 wrote:
I've heard that hes ment to be undergoing a medical at Liverpool tomorrow??
Calm down..calm down kiddies..he is already here.except for a slight injury he has now been cleared a fee of £11.5 mil has been accepted.He is quite happy to be reunited with his hub caps. Dream on Hamptons .Hee hee

georgetheseventh says...
9:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
I might have to have a little peek at the Liverpool Echo site! 8O)
Another peek...you guy's (gays) are NEVER off it..lol xx

Confucious says...
9:19pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Hard to believe when you read all the stuff on here that, this weekend two years ago, we lost 2-0 at Tranmere in front of a 5,500 crowd.

Who would have dared to dream it?

slugger says...
9:19pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Is Ach eye the noo a scouser all of a sudden ?

SaintMax says...
9:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

georgetheseventh wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
I might have to have a little peek at the Liverpool Echo site! 8O)
Another peek...you guy's (gays) are NEVER off it..lol xx
Somebody is narked that we made them pay over the odds for a player we didn't need. Gaston fills that slot, have you heard of Gaston Ramirez?

slugger says...
9:26pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Hard to believe when you read all the stuff on here that, this weekend two years ago, we lost 2-0 at Tranmere in front of a 5,500 crowd.

Who would have dared to dream it?
Some people need reminding of this on a regular basis , top post !

Baddesley Bill says...
9:31pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh

arm chair fan says...
9:31pm Thu 24 Jan 13

oc7saint wrote:
So IF this is true who are we going to drop then? Lambert? Lallana? Ramirez? Puncheon? We cant buy a player for 10million and not play them. Easy to link saints with ex espanyol players now. Lazy Journalism.
when did we last play and only use 11 players.J.Rod cost 7m and is not starting all games! one of the problems this year has been lack of impact from subs and another has been replacements for injuries. we missed cork and clyne and to an extent fonte.

slugger says...
9:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?

SaintMax says...
9:40pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Apparently sky bet have suspended bets on Coutinho coming to Saints.. Wonder why..

warrens 76 says...
9:44pm Thu 24 Jan 13

SaintMax wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Fuggg me..as I have posted we are going places..premier league..

...we are Premier league we are Southampton, we are Premier league...

Nachste jahre ..Die Wald....
Drawing away to the European champions, arsenal scraping a draw at St Mary's, repeatedly beating Liverpool to star signings...

Thank you again Markus, and of course Nicola
Alles gute!

Baddesley Bill says...
9:46pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=STIvNjWob
zA

warrens 76 says...
9:53pm Thu 24 Jan 13

For forty, fourty, whatever years I wanted SFC to be something...

I was away at Anderlecht in1977 when we could have been contenders..

..we were cheated..1977 Cup winners cup was bought by Anderlecht..now something that was is lost may be found in my lifgetime,,.. go.. Cortese go make it happen..I applaud your vision.

slugger says...
9:55pm Thu 24 Jan 13

SaintMax wrote:
Apparently sky bet have suspended bets on Coutinho coming to Saints.. Wonder why..
This seems to be true , can't find a price at all ........ However i did notice that out of all prem clubs we are equal 3rd favs to sign David Villa ........... how the times are a changing ..... COYR !!

7saint7 says...
10:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Yes we are the Saints ....
On wards & up wards ...
Coyr

georgetheseventh says...
10:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
Slug..have you ever travelled beyond the Hampshire border??...there is a big world out there and a big city called Liverpool ..6 million visitors per year ..but that doesnt bother us...we are too important to wonder if people 'like' us...especially small minded southern brits that live in small towns...dull towns.

three halves says...
10:07pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.

slugger says...
10:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

georgetheseventh wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
Slug..have you ever travelled beyond the Hampshire border??...there is a big world out there and a big city called Liverpool ..6 million visitors per year ..but that doesnt bother us...we are too important to wonder if people 'like' us...especially small minded southern brits that live in small towns...dull towns.
been to Liverpool 3 times , my best experience was Tranmere 2 seasons back .... proper fans there .

slugger says...
10:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.
Hello Kent , still a berk then !

Buddy SFC says...
10:12pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Now the Scousers are slagging of their own ‘’Amateur managing director Ian Ayre’’ .......

It's a great read, ''hey'' if we did pull off the Coutinho signing even if it is a long shot , they will explode big style ..........

Baddesley Bill says...
10:14pm Thu 24 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.
Jealousy does not become you.

Baddesley Bill says...
10:17pm Thu 24 Jan 13

georgetheseventh wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
Slug..have you ever travelled beyond the Hampshire border??...there is a big world out there and a big city called Liverpool ..6 million visitors per year ..but that doesnt bother us...we are too important to wonder if people 'like' us...especially small minded southern brits that live in small towns...dull towns.
Been there twice. Everton fans are ok...and currently enjoying football dominance up there.

Now that's gotta hurt.

slugger says...
10:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.
Jealousy does not become you.
For a person that wants nothing whatsoever to do with anything Saints after Nigels' dismissal it sure posts a lot ...... c'mon Kent , give it up .

Tirau Dan says...
10:22pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Bare in mind.. He has openly and passionately said he wants to stay and fight for a place in the starting team at Inter.

This is the young man that Rafa said (when he was head coach at Inter) was the "Future of Inter".

No further word on Lucas Biglia?
Add these two and suddenly Saints have amazing options.

I'd drool at the prospect of an outright attacking machine unleashing

Boruc
Clyne Yorren Shaw
Cork Biglia
Puncheon Gaston Coutinho Lallana
Rickie
Subs choice of (all chomping at the bit): Kelv, Yoshi, Spider, Fox, Reeves, Jos, Jose (inj) Davis, Prowsy, Guly, Jay, Lee, and still to come - Seager

bully0046 says...
10:31pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!

bully0046 says...
10:32pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!

slugger says...
10:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Calm down ,calm down ........ lol

MGRA says...
10:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.

slugger says...
10:41pm Thu 24 Jan 13

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .

bully0046 says...
10:41pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Calm down ,calm down ........ lol
Sorry everyone!
But Yes we are SOUTHAMPTON.. but we are not Bigger than Liverpool, only a total F*ck wit would consider otherwise, A CLEVER DICK!

slugger says...
10:44pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bully0046 wrote:
slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Calm down ,calm down ........ lol
Sorry everyone!
But Yes we are SOUTHAMPTON.. but we are not Bigger than Liverpool, only a total F*ck wit would consider otherwise, A CLEVER DICK!
Not quite this year, but next year .... who knows ?

MGRA says...
10:52pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .
have you ever been to Milan or Rome ? He WILL struggle and sainsburys will make him feel worse, they will look the same but will not deliver ! he will be miserable here.... I applaud you for your knowledge about supermarket pizza accoldades by the way....

saintshorse101 says...
10:53pm Thu 24 Jan 13

georgetheseventh wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote: Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread. "they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
Slug..have you ever travelled beyond the Hampshire border??...there is a big world out there and a big city called Liverpool ..6 million visitors per year ..but that doesnt bother us...we are too important to wonder if people 'like' us...especially small minded southern brits that live in small towns...dull towns.
southamptons such a dull `town` that all the cruise ships come here! yes you may get a couple in scouse but true to form you will get them with money `stolen` from tax payers in the uk and europe. and i thought that you all hated those german fockers!
dont forget little old saints have got 2 class players ahead of you so far!
when i worked at manc airport most of the mancs were big headed numptys whereas the scouseres were ok, must have been something to do with all those `music and comedy` lessons they get at school!

slugger says...
10:57pm Thu 24 Jan 13

MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .
have you ever been to Milan or Rome ? He WILL struggle and sainsburys will make him feel worse, they will look the same but will not deliver ! he will be miserable here.... I applaud you for your knowledge about supermarket pizza accoldades by the way....
Nope , been to Bologna ,Florence , Pisa , Rimmini and Venice though ..... nice place Italy !

bully0046 says...
10:59pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Calm down ,calm down ........ lol
Sorry everyone!
But Yes we are SOUTHAMPTON.. but we are not Bigger than Liverpool, only a total F*ck wit would consider otherwise, A CLEVER DICK!
Not quite this year, but next year .... who knows ?
We cant even fill our ground now, so next year we are not going to be able to are we?

slugger says...
11:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bully0046 wrote:
slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
slugger wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Calm down ,calm down ........ lol
Sorry everyone!
But Yes we are SOUTHAMPTON.. but we are not Bigger than Liverpool, only a total F*ck wit would consider otherwise, A CLEVER DICK!
Not quite this year, but next year .... who knows ?
We cant even fill our ground now, so next year we are not going to be able to are we?
depends ....... success brings followers , isn't that what Nicola is trying to do ?

rednwhite72 says...
11:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.
You so right four eyes, sorry I mean three halves, I would much prefer to be a fan of a total shambolic shithouse of a club, and spend my nights reading and posting on my counterparts local rag to hide my total humilation and loss of faith with my own disgrace. Don't worry though your not the only troll to come out of skuntsville believe me, a visit to southsea on a sat night will clarify that fact. Good luck with supporting a sinking ship onwards and upwards heh...or inwards and downwards in your case. ;)

Clever Dick says...
11:03pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!

slugger says...
11:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Clever Dick wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!
LOL ....... I thought scousers were supposed the ONLY funny people on the planet ..... or did I dream it ?

zurichboy says...
11:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
Fuggg me..as I have posted we are going places..premier league..

...we are Premier league we are Southampton, we are Premier league...

Nachste jahre ..Die Wald....
So you mean that we'll be playing in the forest next year?

sk8srsinking says...
11:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .
have you ever been to Milan or Rome ? He WILL struggle and sainsburys will make him feel worse, they will look the same but will not deliver ! he will be miserable here.... I applaud you for your knowledge about supermarket pizza accoldades by the way....
Nope , been to Bologna ,Florence , Pisa , Rimmini and Venice though ..... nice place Italy !
Naples is the place for pizzas better than anywhere elsi on Italy!!!

bluewhiteandred says...
11:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!
LOL ....... I thought scousers were supposed the ONLY funny people on the planet ..... or did I dream it ?
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth

Clever Dick says...
11:13pm Thu 24 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!
LOL ....... I thought scousers were supposed the ONLY funny people on the planet ..... or did I dream it ?
It's all relative. Some people actually believe Pompey are bigger than us. Now that really is unbelievable!!

bluewhiteandred says...
11:13pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious

bluewhiteandred says...
11:15pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Clever Dick wrote:
slugger wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!
LOL ....... I thought scousers were supposed the ONLY funny people on the planet ..... or did I dream it ?
It's all relative. Some people actually believe Pompey are bigger than us. Now that really is unbelievable!!
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth”

slugger says...
11:15pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
slugger wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
bully0046 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
So on the worst case scenario that he signs for that little northern club at least we will be forcing them to pay more than they want to. The times they are a changing!
What a complete cleaver DICK you are.

(Little northern club) your having a blonde/bold moment arent you?

We have packed St marys once this season with 32565 fans, Liverpool do not fill their ground every week, but they do get 5K more than us at full playing a sh*t team!, So you to say a (Little Northern Club) were you at St Marys when we played another BIG team on Monday? attendance = 28359
still not a full house, SO DO ONE YOU COMPLETE MUPPET!
Oh so you can't take a joke then. It's only banter. Try to calm down a bit!
LOL ....... I thought scousers were supposed the ONLY funny people on the planet ..... or did I dream it ?
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth
Hello mush .......... how is Portsmouths' transfer policy going ?

rednwhite72 says...
11:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious
seguro, ahorrar algo de dinero y luego hacer un estadio bonito, y luego comprar algunos jugadores, conseguir algunos partidarios y detalles ustedes, hermanas, padre.

Littleton-Saint says...
11:20pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Crossley Place Saint wrote:
Sorry, but not impressed. £10.2 million transfer fee, wages to match (£40K /week ?). For what?

He has been selected for his national side once, but not again.

He can't get in the team at his current club.

Telegraph this morning reports that we have agreed the fee with Milan, but he does not want to come here, despite the personal connection with our new manager. He thinks that Liverpool are a better and bigger club.

No thanks.
Totally agree - a complete waste of money.

angus mc coatup says...
11:27pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious
y don yu fukio offio yu dopio kuntio.

Red n White says...
11:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Just been reading the comments on newspaper sites and love how hardly anyone realises we have money available and have ambition.
He could be a possible replacement for Puncheon if he doesn't renew his contract. Otherwise, the potential to swap between Coutinho, Ramirez, Puncheon and Lallana is just amazing.
I'm not sure where this statement that he doesn't want to join us has come from, I can't find the source. It wouldn't surprise me if it came out of Liverpool to try and put us off.
If we've had a bid accepted, get Cortese to speak to him, sell him the vision, and he won't want to go anywhere else. If I was him, I'd question how much Liverpool want him, as they seem to be bidding less than required and unwilling to pay more.
It would be nice to get him as well because all the youtube videos of him are full of comments from Liverpool fans certain that he's joining them.

bluewhiteandred says...
11:42pm Thu 24 Jan 13

rednwhite72 wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious
seguro, ahorrar algo de dinero y luego hacer un estadio bonito, y luego comprar algunos jugadores, conseguir algunos partidarios y detalles ustedes, hermanas, padre.
rednwhite72 said
Sure, save a little money and then make a nice stadium, and then buy some players, get some supporters and details you, sisters, father.

St mary es un estadio de mierda con mal olorosas partidarios desempleados a hacer números hasta han ganado un trofeo en 128 años y todos en este país y España sabe portsmouth es el mejor equipo en el sur este oeste Norte,

bluewhiteandred says...
11:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Red n White wrote:
Just been reading the comments on newspaper sites and love how hardly anyone realises we have money available and have ambition.
He could be a possible replacement for Puncheon if he doesn't renew his contract. Otherwise, the potential to swap between Coutinho, Ramirez, Puncheon and Lallana is just amazing.
I'm not sure where this statement that he doesn't want to join us has come from, I can't find the source. It wouldn't surprise me if it came out of Liverpool to try and put us off.
If we've had a bid accepted, get Cortese to speak to him, sell him the vision, and he won't want to go anywhere else. If I was him, I'd question how much Liverpool want him, as they seem to be bidding less than required and unwilling to pay more.
It would be nice to get him as well because all the youtube videos of him are full of comments from Liverpool fans certain that he's joining them.
St mary es un estadio de mierda con mal olorosas partidarios desempleados a hacer números hasta han ganado un trofeo en 128 años y todos en este país y España sabe portsmouth es el mejor equipo en el sur este oeste Norte,

MGRA says...
11:45pm Thu 24 Jan 13

sk8srsinking wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .
have you ever been to Milan or Rome ? He WILL struggle and sainsburys will make him feel worse, they will look the same but will not deliver ! he will be miserable here.... I applaud you for your knowledge about supermarket pizza accoldades by the way....
Nope , been to Bologna ,Florence , Pisa , Rimmini and Venice though ..... nice place Italy !
Naples is the place for pizzas better than anywhere elsi on Italy!!!
which is handy,,,, I am off to Napoli at easter so will defo sample... only been to Rome,Sardinian and Ventamiglia in Italy..... maybe we will take the overnight ferry from Napoli to Sicily so we can do etna and vesuvius in the same trip.... funny how our Italian destinations have not over-lapped in Italy Slugger,,, maybe we are chalk and cheese ? :0)

saintkenny says...
12:14am Fri 25 Jan 13

htuomstrop si a daol fo parc touba ot og tsub .dna emit ot

saintkenny says...
12:26am Fri 25 Jan 13

ademwinge to stay at he baggies that is blow for ferret face

saintshorse101 says...
1:30am Fri 25 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Red n White wrote: Just been reading the comments on newspaper sites and love how hardly anyone realises we have money available and have ambition. He could be a possible replacement for Puncheon if he doesn't renew his contract. Otherwise, the potential to swap between Coutinho, Ramirez, Puncheon and Lallana is just amazing. I'm not sure where this statement that he doesn't want to join us has come from, I can't find the source. It wouldn't surprise me if it came out of Liverpool to try and put us off. If we've had a bid accepted, get Cortese to speak to him, sell him the vision, and he won't want to go anywhere else. If I was him, I'd question how much Liverpool want him, as they seem to be bidding less than required and unwilling to pay more. It would be nice to get him as well because all the youtube videos of him are full of comments from Liverpool fans certain that he's joining them.
St mary es un estadio de mierda con mal olorosas partidarios desempleados a hacer números hasta han ganado un trofeo en 128 años y todos en este país y España sabe portsmouth es el mejor equipo en el sur este oeste Norte,
everyone in spain and this country knows that poopey can have as many cups as they like, it wont make the slightest bit of difference to the judges decision! they also know that not enough `fans` could be bothered to save the club and so all those wonderful cups they `won`, the one when the rest of the country was at war, and the other when they over paid players they couldnt afford money they never had, will have to go back to the FA. they also know that not only are poopey the only prem club to go into admin but they still have no money and never paid back the cva from that admin and had to go into admin again, shame on you poopey, shame on you!

andysaints007 says...
1:52am Fri 25 Jan 13

oc7saint wrote:
So IF this is true who are we going to drop then? Lambert? Lallana? Ramirez? Puncheon? We cant buy a player for 10million and not play them. Easy to link saints with ex espanyol players now. Lazy Journalism.
Show's just how little you know about football you plum !

st1halo says...
2:47am Fri 25 Jan 13

angus mc coatup wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote:
Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious
y don yu fukio offio yu dopio kuntio.
Si

STID

st1halo says...
2:56am Fri 25 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
three halves wrote:
Cortese is a legend and almost god like now.
The draw with Everton and the bid for this chap makes the sacking of NA irrelevent.
Follow the sheep Poppets onwards to European glory.
Jealousy does not become you.
For a person that wants nothing whatsoever to do with anything Saints after Nigels' dismissal it sure posts a lot ...... c'mon Kent , give it up .
Didn't 'Southampton Dominance' used to call everybody poppet??

STID

st1halo says...
3:02am Fri 25 Jan 13

georgetheseventh wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Nice to see the legendary "scouse" humour has arrived on our thread.

"they bombed our chippy.."...never stopped laughing at that one.........*sigh
Only scousers actually like scousers in my experience ......... why is that ?
Slug..have you ever travelled beyond the Hampshire border??...there is a big world out there and a big city called Liverpool ..6 million visitors per year ..but that doesnt bother us...we are too important to wonder if people 'like' us...especially small minded southern brits that live in small towns...dull towns.
Auschwitz gets 1.5 million visitors a year but that doesn't make it a nice place.

Didn't realise you were a city though, thought you were a suburb of Manchester!

STID

rednwhite72 says...
7:29am Fri 25 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Red n White wrote:
Just been reading the comments on newspaper sites and love how hardly anyone realises we have money available and have ambition.
He could be a possible replacement for Puncheon if he doesn't renew his contract. Otherwise, the potential to swap between Coutinho, Ramirez, Puncheon and Lallana is just amazing.
I'm not sure where this statement that he doesn't want to join us has come from, I can't find the source. It wouldn't surprise me if it came out of Liverpool to try and put us off.
If we've had a bid accepted, get Cortese to speak to him, sell him the vision, and he won't want to go anywhere else. If I was him, I'd question how much Liverpool want him, as they seem to be bidding less than required and unwilling to pay more.
It would be nice to get him as well because all the youtube videos of him are full of comments from Liverpool fans certain that he's joining them.
St mary es un estadio de mierda con mal olorosas partidarios desempleados a hacer números hasta han ganado un trofeo en 128 años y todos en este país y España sabe portsmouth es el mejor equipo en el sur este oeste Norte,
How many poopey supporters does it take to change a light-bulb?
None, thay can't afford a f**king light-bulb!

Your football club is a disgrace skate boy blue, denial will only prolong the agony..;) If it makes you fell better stay here with us whilst others are shaking the charity box outside farton park, happy days, now do you mind we have some millions to squander..;)

St.Yorkie says...
7:55am Fri 25 Jan 13

A week on how do we all feel?
I was thinking about the turmoil of the last 7-days and I came to this conclusion.
Didn't like the manner Adkins was dismissed - it came as a total shock. I was for Adkins seeing the season out and go from there. I was enjoying the football and the commitment of most of the staff.
The outcry of last week has subsided a bit now. Still not happy with the way it all came about but I have moved on.
You probably all remember my feelings towards a certain Chairman who to my mind was taking us nowhere, selling all our young talent, replacing managers almost as often as somepeople change their underpants. I was adamant he had to go - and like many fans I feel the stance many took finally was the straw that broke the camels back. Closing the Itchen Blocks 1, 2 and 3 was a vindictive backwards way of getting to the supporters who put the club first.
I don't have any of those feelings towards our current Chairman. He may not be a very nice man (according to the legend) but I don't hate him with the passion I had for the other person. Can't say I like him - I have never (or even likely to ever) meet the man. I suspect like all businessmen he's a real charmer to some - and those who stand in his way of achieving his goals, a right b*stard!
I don't know where this will all end. It could go like it did for Risdale at Leeds (living the dream) and off the back of season ticket sales and years in Europe predicted take out loans. It could all end up with us living outside our means and tumbling down the leagues again. Then again why be so negative? We could go on and be one of the most successful British clubs in Europe.
Whatever happens I will still be a follower, a fan, but not necessarily a financial supporter.
So for all those out there still enraged by the decision to replace Adkins - loyalty is a luxury in business. If your not good enough for the task ahead you're gone. Not saying this was the case with Adkins as he was never given a season to prove himself. As for the new guy Pochettino - time will tell. I liked the first half against Everton. It made me excited watching again. As a fan that's all I want. I'm not a glory hunter - I'd hate to be dispised like Man U fans for having a successful team.
Cortese has a vision - world domination, global branding, and being bigger than the other team in East Hampshire...he f'kin hates Pompey according to the song!

Buddy SFC says...
8:38am Fri 25 Jan 13

I'm sure most of you guys have seen this , posted yesterday on SKY ...... Really intresting take on Saints NC and NA ...........


http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11700/8428233/Saints
-masterplan

harryhater says...
8:41am Fri 25 Jan 13

it would be nice to get this player.but better than that its nice to bid 10m plus because we can ........

Stroppy_gramps says...
9:13am Fri 25 Jan 13

So right now it would be safe to say that there are three teams on the South Coast -

Southampton
Brighton
Bournemouth

All playing exciting football, all with a great future and the best part is Saints are on top of the pile.
So the future is Red and White.

I love the club I have supported my whole life being in this position. There is a small fear that we keep the spending to a sustainable level so that we don't experience another episode like a few years ago.

COYR

saintbobby says...
9:19am Fri 25 Jan 13

St.Yorkie wrote:
A week on how do we all feel?
I was thinking about the turmoil of the last 7-days and I came to this conclusion.
Didn't like the manner Adkins was dismissed - it came as a total shock. I was for Adkins seeing the season out and go from there. I was enjoying the football and the commitment of most of the staff.
The outcry of last week has subsided a bit now. Still not happy with the way it all came about but I have moved on.
You probably all remember my feelings towards a certain Chairman who to my mind was taking us nowhere, selling all our young talent, replacing managers almost as often as somepeople change their underpants. I was adamant he had to go - and like many fans I feel the stance many took finally was the straw that broke the camels back. Closing the Itchen Blocks 1, 2 and 3 was a vindictive backwards way of getting to the supporters who put the club first.
I don't have any of those feelings towards our current Chairman. He may not be a very nice man (according to the legend) but I don't hate him with the passion I had for the other person. Can't say I like him - I have never (or even likely to ever) meet the man. I suspect like all businessmen he's a real charmer to some - and those who stand in his way of achieving his goals, a right b*stard!
I don't know where this will all end. It could go like it did for Risdale at Leeds (living the dream) and off the back of season ticket sales and years in Europe predicted take out loans. It could all end up with us living outside our means and tumbling down the leagues again. Then again why be so negative? We could go on and be one of the most successful British clubs in Europe.
Whatever happens I will still be a follower, a fan, but not necessarily a financial supporter.
So for all those out there still enraged by the decision to replace Adkins - loyalty is a luxury in business. If your not good enough for the task ahead you're gone. Not saying this was the case with Adkins as he was never given a season to prove himself. As for the new guy Pochettino - time will tell. I liked the first half against Everton. It made me excited watching again. As a fan that's all I want. I'm not a glory hunter - I'd hate to be dispised like Man U fans for having a successful team.
Cortese has a vision - world domination, global branding, and being bigger than the other team in East Hampshire...he f'kin hates Pompey according to the song!
Well said, Yorkie. One of the best posts of the last few days.

The points is, everyone, including Kitty (!!) we are Saints' supporters, and there is nothing like the feeling when Saints have done it all right.

I just loved the first half against Everton. In many ways, for me at least, it reminded me of the times when Ron Davies and George O'Brien were going flat out with Terry Paine et al. At times all those years ago, our team seemed unstoppable on those days when they flew out of th traps.

Let's hope that Mauricio can get us going full pelt at Old Trafford. But I nay be dreaming, because Van Persie really is something else and can ruin anyone's dream - very quickly.

St Retford says...
9:33am Fri 25 Jan 13

Buddy SFC wrote:
I'm sure most of you guys have seen this , posted yesterday on SKY ...... Really intresting take on Saints NC and NA ...........


http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

11700/8428233/Saints

-masterplan
That's actually very good. People should read it.

SaintJD says...
10:09am Fri 25 Jan 13

Can't believe we're willing to pay another £10 million and high wages for another attacking midfielder.

Madness in my opinion. Ramirez, yes good player and should improve, but he was £12 million, in a similar bracket and I'd say he's not in the top five or six first names on the team sheet at best.

In fact, he'd be third in my list of our attacking midfielders, and we only have three of real quality.

Not slagging the guy - he's a good player and getting better - but this is the last area I would be strengthening.

Simple equation: we have no problem scoring, ever, we possibly concede too many goals if anything. Stop conceding goals = win most of your games.

If we get world class defenders now and strengthen options up front in the summer then we really might be looking to the top 10 and up.

El Santo says...
10:15am Fri 25 Jan 13

£10.2m for a substitute that is reluctant to come.
Great deal!

Alicesdad says...
10:42am Fri 25 Jan 13

This won't happen. .. why woud they "agree" a price if its not a done deal ? .. It's an auction with agents sounding out how much we are prepared to pay then just driving up the price. The player wants to go to Liverpool .. enough said..

Solent Saint says...
10:48am Fri 25 Jan 13

Never mind how many attacking mifielders, when is the deal going to be done?

Buddy SFC says...
11:13am Fri 25 Jan 13

Read the Liverpool Echo, last night they thought the deal was done , this morning nothing ??????

What will we all talk about in a weeks time when the window is shut ????

st1halo says...
11:20am Fri 25 Jan 13

warrens 76 wrote:
For forty, fourty, whatever years I wanted SFC to be something...

I was away at Anderlecht in1977 when we could have been contenders..

..we were cheated..1977 Cup winners cup was bought by Anderlecht..now something that was is lost may be found in my lifgetime,,.. go.. Cortese go make it happen..I applaud your vision.
And for when the Scousers robbed us of our appearance in Europe by getting all English teams banned! I haven't forgotten or forgiven them for it.
Our time is coming.

STID

st1halo says...
11:52am Fri 25 Jan 13

St.Yorkie wrote:
A week on how do we all feel?
I was thinking about the turmoil of the last 7-days and I came to this conclusion.
Didn't like the manner Adkins was dismissed - it came as a total shock. I was for Adkins seeing the season out and go from there. I was enjoying the football and the commitment of most of the staff.
The outcry of last week has subsided a bit now. Still not happy with the way it all came about but I have moved on.
You probably all remember my feelings towards a certain Chairman who to my mind was taking us nowhere, selling all our young talent, replacing managers almost as often as somepeople change their underpants. I was adamant he had to go - and like many fans I feel the stance many took finally was the straw that broke the camels back. Closing the Itchen Blocks 1, 2 and 3 was a vindictive backwards way of getting to the supporters who put the club first.
I don't have any of those feelings towards our current Chairman. He may not be a very nice man (according to the legend) but I don't hate him with the passion I had for the other person. Can't say I like him - I have never (or even likely to ever) meet the man. I suspect like all businessmen he's a real charmer to some - and those who stand in his way of achieving his goals, a right b*stard!
I don't know where this will all end. It could go like it did for Risdale at Leeds (living the dream) and off the back of season ticket sales and years in Europe predicted take out loans. It could all end up with us living outside our means and tumbling down the leagues again. Then again why be so negative? We could go on and be one of the most successful British clubs in Europe.
Whatever happens I will still be a follower, a fan, but not necessarily a financial supporter.
So for all those out there still enraged by the decision to replace Adkins - loyalty is a luxury in business. If your not good enough for the task ahead you're gone. Not saying this was the case with Adkins as he was never given a season to prove himself. As for the new guy Pochettino - time will tell. I liked the first half against Everton. It made me excited watching again. As a fan that's all I want. I'm not a glory hunter - I'd hate to be dispised like Man U fans for having a successful team.
Cortese has a vision - world domination, global branding, and being bigger than the other team in East Hampshire...he f'kin hates Pompey according to the song!
Good post Yorkie.

The Adkins affair was a bit like an earthquake in San Fransisco really, surprising when it happened but always inevitable (even Nigel himself would say it).

Timing?... Well Pardew was sacked after a win and during a transfer window too so no surprise there either.

What has shocked and enraged me is the vitriol and abuse dished out to Cortese.

Out of curiosity I went to the pages and comments from when Pardew was sacked. Very interesting! Some of the views were a follows:
He knows nothing about football or running a football club.
He is Rupert Lowe in disguise.
He is here for the money and going to kill our club.
He is turning our club into the laughing stock of the football league.
Another article said it was a terrible decision, particularly the timing by guess who? .... Matt Le Tissier.

No-one is laughing at us now though are they? It was an inspirational decision and has put us back where we belong, targeting transfers we could never have dreamed of!

Many have said this week that they are ashamed to be Saints fans. Well I'm ashamed of them! They have no respect, no dignity and act like spoilt petulant children.

To them I say Cortese has replaced our old Ford Fiesta with a Jaguar, next year he hopes to replace that with an Aston, ultmately he wants a Bugatti. Doant moan 'cos you don't like the wheels!


Show some gratitude and enjoy the ride!

STID

Beer Monster says...
12:05pm Fri 25 Jan 13

sk8srsinking wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
MGRA wrote:
slugger wrote:
If this moves comes off it'll be the 3rd time this season that we've gazzumped Liverpool ........ times are a changing .......... COYR !!!
don't want players that don't want to leave Italy.... where on earth will he be able to get a stone-baked oven pizza ? sorry but he would be stupid to come here and we would be stupid to try to convince him.
Sainsburys' stone baked pizzas' have won awards ...... no problemo .
have you ever been to Milan or Rome ? He WILL struggle and sainsburys will make him feel worse, they will look the same but will not deliver ! he will be miserable here.... I applaud you for your knowledge about supermarket pizza accoldades by the way....
Nope , been to Bologna ,Florence , Pisa , Rimmini and Venice though ..... nice place Italy !
Naples is the place for pizzas better than anywhere elsi on Italy!!!
http://www.thestoke.
co.uk

Best pizza in the UK IMO

allsaintsnocurves says...
12:22pm Fri 25 Jan 13

So much for the reports of Pochettino focusing on the Spanish league for players. He's Argentinian and playing in Italy! I doubt it will come off anyway.

st bevois says...
12:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Alicesdad wrote:
This won't happen. .. why woud they "agree" a price if its not a done deal ? .. It's an auction with agents sounding out how much we are prepared to pay then just driving up the price. The player wants to go to Liverpool .. enough said..
Agreed. What exactly do the Echo mean by "understand" above. That's **** for rumour. I think we are being used to drive up the price. I may be wrong but I don't see too many deals being done by us. I think MP will be working with the current job. Can just see the new Echo thread in a week's time: "Failed Transfer Targets Fail to Materialise". Not being negative - just think the Echo are jumping on the bandwagon.

st bevois says...
12:55pm Fri 25 Jan 13

st bevois wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
This won't happen. .. why woud they "agree" a price if its not a done deal ? .. It's an auction with agents sounding out how much we are prepared to pay then just driving up the price. The player wants to go to Liverpool .. enough said..
Agreed. What exactly do the Echo mean by "understand" above. That's **** for rumour. I think we are being used to drive up the price. I may be wrong but I don't see too many deals being done by us. I think MP will be working with the current job. Can just see the new Echo thread in a week's time: "Failed Transfer Targets Fail to Materialise". Not being negative - just think the Echo are jumping on the bandwagon.
Ooops that should be squad - not job.

Northam Block 40 says...
1:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

allsaintsnocurves wrote:
So much for the reports of Pochettino focusing on the Spanish league for players. He's Argentinian and playing in Italy! I doubt it will come off anyway.
No he's Brazilian not an argie!!

TheSaintsMan says...
2:32pm Fri 25 Jan 13

I wouldn't think anything of it, he will be a top player but he is having a medical at Liverpool. If he can be persuaded to leave Inter he will go there for their history rather than here for our potential.

saintysaintsaint says...
3:53pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Unlucky liverpool fans, personal terms agreed with southampton this morning

Tell it as I see it says...
4:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bluewhiteandred wrote:
rednwhite72 wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote: Mauricio Pochettino por favor dígame el camino al gran fútbol equipo de portsmouth” mucho gracious
seguro, ahorrar algo de dinero y luego hacer un estadio bonito, y luego comprar algunos jugadores, conseguir algunos partidarios y detalles ustedes, hermanas, padre.
rednwhite72 said Sure, save a little money and then make a nice stadium, and then buy some players, get some supporters and details you, sisters, father. St mary es un estadio de mierda con mal olorosas partidarios desempleados a hacer números hasta han ganado un trofeo en 128 años y todos en este país y España sabe portsmouth es el mejor equipo en el sur este oeste Norte,
Club de Fútbol de Portsmouth, un minino que rezuma defecto en la cara de fútbol. Comprado la copa de la FA, quebró. Intentado para comprar supervivencia de Función del primer ministro (con otro dinero de pueblos) quebró, trató de comprar la supervivencia de Campeonato (con algún otro dinero de imbéciles y quebró aún otra vez arrancando firmas locales e institución benéfica en el proceso. Qué desgracia.

Bingo from Sholing says...
4:05pm Fri 25 Jan 13

This has been a strange week in many ways. The sacking of the competent Adkins and the arrival Pochettino is indicative of a wider business strategy. The Premiership is an international league, in a worldwide shopwindow. The emphasis appears to be on attracting support and commerce from overseas, as well as the UK. Adkins did not have the immediate persona to follow this strategy. As a season ticket holder I will have to get used to supporting a team with few roots in my town of birth. One that places business above people, and one that places honest endeavour secondary in importance to results. The stadium will need expanding and possibly relocating. And I will need to come to terms with watching a facade playing under the banner of Southampton. Come on you red and whites!

oc7saint says...
4:56pm Fri 25 Jan 13

andysaints007 wrote:
oc7saint wrote:
So IF this is true who are we going to drop then? Lambert? Lallana? Ramirez? Puncheon? We cant buy a player for 10million and not play them. Easy to link saints with ex espanyol players now. Lazy Journalism.
Show's just how little you know about football you plum !
Yeah sorry mate I know **** all. My season ticket for the last 15 years proves that.......and as for the other numpty, yeah good point we will sign him and wack him on the bench then?? Have either of you actually watched him play? I suggest you do. And I don't mean 30 second clips on YouTube. Actually watch a couple of matches he plays in. As far as I'm concerned Liverpool can have him. Alright player but not worth more that 7m max IMO. But then what do I know....

SaintJD says...
5:00pm Fri 25 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Sfc1977 wrote:
Surely a couple of £5 mil defenders is what we should be looking to buy not some kid who apparently has flashes of brilliance.
We've just bought one 4 mill defender and who's to say there won't be another ?
Agree with you Sfc 1977, flair midfield is not the priority area, neither is high fees/high wages.

We clearly need defensive cover or, if Cortese really sees us in Europe next season, a top international keeper.

Not as sexy, but if our current midfield, wingbacks and attack get freedom with confidence in our defence, we will destroy teams.

saintysaintsaint says...
5:57pm Fri 25 Jan 13

SaintJD wrote:
slugger wrote:
Sfc1977 wrote:
Surely a couple of £5 mil defenders is what we should be looking to buy not some kid who apparently has flashes of brilliance.
We've just bought one 4 mill defender and who's to say there won't be another ?
Agree with you Sfc 1977, flair midfield is not the priority area, neither is high fees/high wages.

We clearly need defensive cover or, if Cortese really sees us in Europe next season, a top international keeper.

Not as sexy, but if our current midfield, wingbacks and attack get freedom with confidence in our defence, we will destroy teams.
Expect Valdes in the summer

JohnItaly says...
6:35pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Bingo from Sholing wrote:
This has been a strange week in many ways. The sacking of the competent Adkins and the arrival Pochettino is indicative of a wider business strategy. The Premiership is an international league, in a worldwide shopwindow. The emphasis appears to be on attracting support and commerce from overseas, as well as the UK. Adkins did not have the immediate persona to follow this strategy. As a season ticket holder I will have to get used to supporting a team with few roots in my town of birth. One that places business above people, and one that places honest endeavour secondary in importance to results. The stadium will need expanding and possibly relocating. And I will need to come to terms with watching a facade playing under the banner of Southampton. Come on you red and whites!
Just remember one of the biggest clubs in the world do not even play their home games in their home town. Manchester United!! Old Trafford is in Stretford.

JCSaint says...
7:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Hard to believe when you read all the stuff on here that, this weekend two years ago, we lost 2-0 at Tranmere in front of a 5,500 crowd.

Who would have dared to dream it?
I know I was there, I am sure they cleared the cows off of the pitch an hour before kick off.....didn't they have a 'wonderkid' who went to a German team??

JCSaint says...
7:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Hard to believe when you read all the stuff on here that, this weekend two years ago, we lost 2-0 at Tranmere in front of a 5,500 crowd.

Who would have dared to dream it?
I know I was there, I am sure they cleared the cows off of the pitch an hour before kick off.....didn't they have a 'wonderkid' who went to a German team??

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...
8:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Dale Jennings.

If ure looking for a wonder kid look at Chelsea's Branford on loan at the min at MK dons. He will play for England mark my words.

Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says...
8:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Bamford

benkirk78 says...
9:28am Sat 26 Jan 13

oc7saint wrote:
So IF this is true who are we going to drop then? Lambert? Lallana? Ramirez? Puncheon? We cant buy a player for 10million and not play them. Easy to link saints with ex espanyol players now. Lazy Journalism.
All great players but you do realise we are not title contenders?
In order to reach the next level our team will have to change and evolve. If we reach Markus dream of Champions League I can assure you Lambert and Puncheon will not be in that team regardless of how well they are playing now and how much we love them.

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