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Transfer Deadline Day - Live

By Dan Kerins

9:08am Thursday 31st January 2013

This live event has finished

Latest

  • No new additions for Saints on transfer deadline day
  • Vegard Forren the sole January signing
  • Jonathan Forte, Ben Reeves, Lee Barnard and Steve De Ridder leave on loan deals
  • Relegation rivals QPR, Reading, Wigan and Villa all bring players in

10:13pm

As that is the end of play for Saints for the day we are going to wrap up this live blog.

No doubt there are still going to be some late deals elsewhere.

QPR have so far only signed one player but could finish the day with another four on their books.

It's been a quiet day for Saints in the end but then they never really needed that much.

Many thanks for your company throughout the day.

Now you can all get some sleep.

10:00pm

So it's official. That's it from Saints for the January window

10:00pm

9:59pm

No official word yet but it sounds very much like the shutters are being pulled down at St Mary's.

Four loan departures and no arrivals on this deadline day.

9:49pm

Stoke have completed the £2.5million signing of United States winger Brek Shea from FC Dallas.

9:47pm

It's official.

Confirmation that Steve De Ridder has joined Championship side Bolton on a one month loan deal.

9:35pm

There are unconfirmed rumours that there may be one more bit of business at St Mary's before the window closes this evening.

That is expected to be a departure with Steve De Ridder reported to be the man on his way and Bolton Wanderers his likely destination.

9:31pm

Saints activity

Lee Barnard has joined League One side Oldham on loan until the end of the season.

9:29pm

The Odemwingie one is remarkable. The current story is this...

Confusion surrounded the future of West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie tonight as he arrived in London for talks with QPR, only for his club to deny giving him permission to do so.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp earlier spoke of his interest in the wantaway Nigerian, and when the player was interviewed in London speaking of his excitement about a move, it looked as though a deal was on.

But West Brom reacted quickly by releasing a statement which read: "Albion have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road.

"The club can confirm they have held further discussions with QPR today but those talks have so far proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached.

"Albion would also like to make clear that Peter has not been given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move."

Albion's words came just minutes after Sky Sports News interviewed the 31-year-old as he drove into London.

He has been critical of West Brom on Twitter over recent weeks but he tonight gave a nod to that being in the past, saying: "It's fine. West Brom was my home but this is a new chapter. I love West Brom and always will.

"I am optimistic. A few good players have arrived here (at QPR) and I am happy with the trust Harry Redknapp has in me.

"The last few results have given us a chance to stay up. I don't think the owners will bring in so many players if they don't think it will happen.

"I hope West Brom are happy with what they will get and they hope to get players themselves."

While Odemwingie was in front of the cameras, Redknapp was giving an interview to London Call-In, during which he confirmed his interest in Odemwingie, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend.

"Peter Odemwingie has pace, great movement," Redknapp said. "I like him and is a player that has always given us problems when I was at Tottenham

"I think if we can get Odemwingie he would be a great signing for us, but whether we can pull it off I am not sure."

The acquisition of Jenas looks like being an easier one for Redknapp, with the Tottenham midfielder also turning up at Loftus Road ahead of what he expects to be an 18-month deal.

He told reporters: "That's initially. I am fit and ready to go, it's a top club and I am confident the manager can make sure the club stays up. I know Harry well, spent a lot of time with him at Tottenham and know him well enough.

"It's a top club, has some good players and not in that bad a position. They're four points off safety and can definitely claw that back."

Earlier in the day, Rangers broke their club transfer record when they signed Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala after triggering a release clause believed to be more than £10m.

9:24pm

It's all so quiet...

West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra has joined Ligue 1 side Rennes on loan for the rest of the season.

Tottenham have announced that goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has joined German side Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season.

Confusion surrounded the future of West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie tonight as he arrived in London for talks with QPR, only for his club to deny giving him permission to do so.

Tottenham have given up their pursuit of Internacional striker Leandro Damiao - for now.

7:48pm

Harry Redknapp latest.

He's been speaking to a radio show and has spoken of his transfer deadline day hopes - which seem to be Peter Odemwingie, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend. The deal for Peter Crouch is off with Stoke unwilling to let him leave.

"He's got pace, I really like him and I think he could help us," said Redknapp of Odemwingie.

"Whether we can get him, I'm not sure."

 

"Townsend has been unlucky because he's got both Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon in front of him. He's strong, quick, brave and he scores. I think both he and JJ would be good players for us."

7:36pm

Blimey. It is a quiet old day

7:09pm

Fulham have snuck one past the hacks that cover them with the loan signing of Stanislav Manolev.

6:58pm

Immediate action as Ben Reeves joins Southend United on a one month loan deal.

The 21-year-old has had a few first team opportunities under Nigel Adkins but struggled to really establish himself.

Southend are currently seventh in League Two, which is the final play-off place in that division.

They are, of course, managed by former Saints boss Paul Sturrock.

6:56pm

QPR boss Harry Redknapp talking about spending a shed load of cash, from his car window:

6:56pm

Right the King of Saints blogging is done for the day. It's time for Prince Charming to take over.

6:45pm

Right, with a little over four hours remaining, I'm going to hand over to Adam Leitch, who will have the pleasure (!) of documenting every single twist and turn and what is certain to be an action-packed evening of wheeling and dealing.

If not, I'm sure there will be a repeat of Friends somewhere on TV.

6:28pm

Some also suggesting Matt Holland and Rudi Skacel. It's almost as if some people aren't taking this seriously.

6:27pm

Some of the rumours being bounced around by Saints fans online as potential signings:

  • Jesus Navas
  • Jermain Lens
  • Davide Astori

Do you see any of them coming true?

6:24pm

Could the £8m for Italian international Davide Astori be resurrected? There was a lot of chatter about him in early January and he said last week that he'd like to play in a foreign league.

As things stand, Saints have Yoshida, Hooiveld and Martin as fully fit centre halves, with Fonte and Forren getting back to fitness.

6:18pm

6:15pm

Worth mentioning that Forte was not in the 25 man squad that has been named to play in the Premier League, so his departure does not actually impact the number of players at Pochettini's disposal.

6:09pm

Admittedly, that won't be the sort of deal Saints fans are hankering after, but at least it's something!

6:04pm

We have some action!

Jonathan Forte has joined Sheffield United on loan.

The striker didn't have the most fruitful time at St. Mary's, and will be best remembered for scoring a brace against MK Dons at St. Mary's after Saints had gone 2-0 down in League One.

Daily Echo: Jonathan Forte

6:03pm

Roberto Martinez - who has been quite busy today - previews Saints visit to the DW Stadium to take on his Wigan side.

5:37pm

5:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious says

Latest gossip is there's a rumour being whispered that it's being put about on the grape vine that idle chinwag is no more than tittle tattle.

5:19pm

5:12pm

5:02pm

It's 5pm, so that means only six hours of the wonderful adventure that is transfer deadline day remaining.

Truly, we are blessed.

4:57pm

Jim White is on the roof of Sky HQ "on this special day", making it sound like Christmas Day in an orphanage, rather than a day when millionaire footballers and their agents get big fat cheques.

 The only reason for broadcasting from the roof seems to be the fact that you can just about make out the Wembley arch, which is about five miles away in the distance.

4:54pm

4:48pm

Don't forget, Pochettino did allude to the possibility of potential signings today, with his comments following last night's match.

If no-one else comes in, are you happy with the squad at his disposal?

Your Vote

Are you happy with Saints' squad if no more signings are made?

Yes:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 41%

No:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 59%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

4:39pm

Thus far, this has arguably been the quietest Transfer Deadline Day for sometime.

The 'highlights' include:

  • Samba to QPR for £12m
  • Becchio to Norwich
  • Butland to Stoke for £4m
  • Delap to Barnsley
  • Beckham to PSG
  • Danny Graham to Sunderland for £5m

4:18pm

4:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says

Not even any rumours? Let's start one shall we? Marta Vieira da Silva seen eating meatballs at Ikea with Pochettino. New centre forward or were they just on a date?

4:17pm

Need something to help liven up Transfer Deadline Day? Try this:

Daily Echo:

4:06pm

Jack Butland has completed the move to Stoke - but he will most likely be loaned back to Birmingham for the rest of the season.

The deal is worth £4m - at least £2m less than Saints bid for the player in the summer.

You can only imagine Birmingham wish they had taken that offer when they had the chance.

4:03pm

Another deal for a club down the bottom - Aston Villa have completed the signing of 22-year-old Yacouba Sylla from Clermont Foot on a three-and-a-half year deal.

3:58pm

The players most likely to be pushed towards the exit at St. Mary's are Lee Barnard, Tadanari Lee and Jonathan Forte.

That's not to say they will or that others won't, but do you think jettisoning any of the above would be a mistake or the right thing to do?

3:52pm

3:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Gazzy Silverback says

Come on #SaintsFC I am bored #TransferDeadlineDay ... Cant we sign anyone? Even a new tea lady for the boys? Hmmm how about #JenniferEllison

3:52pm

3:35pm

Your Vote

Are you worried about Saints' rivals strengthening?

Yes:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 45%

No:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 31%

Will only worry if we don't bring anyone in:
Daily Echo: Purple bar used for ballot results 24%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

3:25pm

Jamie Redknapp on Sky talking the one and only time he moved - Liverpool to Tottenham.

Has obviously forgotten about joining Saints in the January window in 2005!

3:23pm

3:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

TruthBringer says

I think if you cant improve on what you have then leave the January Window well alone. Over priced, average players seem to move in this window. Balotelli anyone? :)

3:23pm

As expected, Celtic have knocked back Norwich's fourth bid for Gary Hooper, who Saints bid for in the summer.

Remains to be seen if they return with a fifth offer.

3:11pm

It looks like football has broken the Internet - Twitter has collapsed, presumably under the weight of tweets expressing disgust about Rickie Lambert not being called up.

Daily Echo:

3:04pm

The Jack Butland deal offered by Stoke to Birmingham involves them loaning the young keeper back to the St. Andrew's for the rest of the season.

3:03pm

On Sky Sports News, David Garrido stays on, but Hayley McQueen has been replaced by Kirsty Gallagher.

The hype about a middle aged man preparing to do his job is already at fever pitch, such is the desire at Sky to get Jim White on screen.

3:00pm

Eight hours left!

2:59pm

2:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

The Saint !! says

Very quiet!!! Surely someone knows something? Can't the echo tap some phone?? It's all too much. Coyr

2:49pm

Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw have been called up to the U21 England squad.

2:46pm

Someone has leaked this team photo as Pomey's deadline day dealings draw to a close:

Daily Echo:

2:38pm

2:23pm

2:19pm

There's been a distinct lack of sightings of various players at Southampton Airport this year. Normally you can't move for sightings of Ballon d'Or nominees being reported.

2:15pm

For those you that don't know, Semedo is a 28-year-old defensive midfielder, plying his trade for Sheffield Wednesday.

2:11pm

Following from the disapointment for Danny Fox, neither is there any room in the England squad for Rickie Lambert.

The joint-top scoring English striker has been left out in favour of Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge.

2:06pm

Sunderland have now officially confirmed the signing of Danny Graham for £5m, from Swansea.

2:03pm

Away from the transfer madness, Gordon Strachan (aka Wee Gordon Strachan or simply WGS to Saints fans) has announced his first Scotland squad.

Alas, there's no place for Southampton left back Danny Fox.

2:01pm

Nine hours remain!

2:00pm

1:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Chicago Saint says

If MP/NC do not make a move to sign new players this transfer window and move "to the team to the next level", as NC stated, then WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SACKING NA??? Makes no logical sense to me really. Still believe sacking NA was more an ego issue with NC rather than "perfect timing" to help the team.

Losing Courtinho to Liverpool was painful as he looked to be a good possession player. So if we offered 10.2M and missed out on him, then why not make a similar offer to another big name that could control the game?

I have read articles that Celtic's price demands for Hooper have reduced and they may lose him on a free this summer anyhow. Why not make another move for him now since we were already willing to pay 8M for him just a few months ago. Unfortunately I think JR was a waste of money this past summer. He just does not look up to par for the Premiership.

1:55pm

Another ex-Saint is potentially on the move. Championship strugglers Barnsley are after Rory Delap, who is still at the Britannia with the Saints Old Boys XI Stoke City.

1:44pm

According to Sky Sports, the total amount of cash spent by Premier League clubs in fees so far during this transfer window is £101m.

Or in terms you might be able to relate to, 101 clones of this man:

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert

1:35pm

Your Vote

Jesus Navas to Saints

Wild fantasy made up by some loon:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 67%

An audacious move that show's we're big time:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 33%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

1:22pm

 
A late entry for Deadline Day Innuendo Bingo, if ever I saw one.

1:21pm

1:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

CheifSaint says

Just heard from my contact at St Marys that talks are being held with the agent of Young Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno Machado.
Plays for spain internationally at youth level and had loans spells in prem with Bolton.
Pochettino calling in contacts?
Watch this space...

1:19pm

Improbable Rumours on Twitter:

  • Jesus Navas to Saints
  • Nani to Saints

Could they come true? You decide.

1:02pm

1:01pm

Ten hours left!

1:00pm

Zarate's move to Kiev may be close to collapse - he was another of the 36 players linked to Saints this window.

Just in case the name doesn't ring a bell, he used to play for Birmingham, currently represents Lazio and spent last season on loan at Inter.

12:56pm

Just over 51 per cent of Saints fans are optimists, saying they believe the club will sign someone today.

Meanwhile, 65 per cent of supporters are confident some players will be leaving St. Mary's at some point today.

You can still vote on the polls - scroll down through the posts to find them.

12:54pm

12:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

st1halo says

Well it's deadline day.

The latest news is that Pompey have just signed a new tax return.

No, I don't believe it either!

12:52pm

12:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint says

It's days like today that remind me of my hatred for Redknapp and how great it would be if QPR go down. They are Pompey in waiting

Sentiments being echoed by many Saints fans - a £12m deal with Samba on (rumoured) wages of £100k a week do seem reminiscent of the days of excess at Fratton Park.

Will it all end in tears for QPR or is it a gamble that will pay off?

12:47pm

Wigan's bid for Barnsley's John Stones has been accepted. As mentioned earlier (11.58am), Saints were linked with him a couple of weeks ago.

12:30pm

Regardless, it seems like a good excuse to me to dig out a YouTube compilation video:

12:30pm

This tweet alone could be enough to make this signing a bad idea.
 
The #saintsfc hashtag on Twitter is all aflutter with rumours about Jesus Navas - although it is worth pointing out he has been linked with a £15m move to Spurs and Arsenal are also supposedly interested.

12:22pm

Bit of gallows humour from our friends down the road.

12:18pm

11:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint says

This Dan Kerins' Deadline Day Blog with 30 second updates is fantastic..
There's no need to scan Newsnow endlessly or watch SkySports News - it's all here on the South's finest digital offering.

Firmino looks good - let's hope that we sign him.

I might stick that on my CV.

12:17pm

More Premier League updates:

  • Norwich sign Becchio from Leeds United
  • Celtic knock back a fourth bid from the Canaries for Gary Hooper
  • Paul Robinson expected to join West Ham
  • Sunderland agree fee with Swansea for Danny Graham

12:13pm

 
Eek.

12:09pm

Southampton Rejects United Stoke City's interest in Jack Butland is now taken the form of a £4m bid - presumably in case Manchester United's interest in Asimir Begovic leads to a deal.

Saints had a £6m bid for Butland rejected in the summer but the Blues are now in financial difficulty.

However, if Artur Boruc can continue the form he showed last night, do Saints really need to bring another 'keeper alongside the Pole, Kelvin Davis, and Paulo Gazzaniga?

12:01pm

Just 11 hours left!

That's eleven. As in almost half an entire day. Still to go.

11:58am

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is a busy man ahead of Saints' visit on Saturday. Earlier he re-signed Paul Scharner, now he's put a £3m offer in for Barnsley right back John Stones.

Saints were also linked to Stones during this window, but with Nathaniel Clyne and Frazier Richardson - as well as Danny Butterfield and if needed, Jack Cork, already in the squad, right back is not a priority for Pochettini and company.

11:54am

11:46am

11:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

Ross123 says

maybe we can get Ronnie 'the rocket' Ekeland on loan??

Did someone mention Ronnie Ekelund?

11:45am

Dowie adds that perhaps this has 'not been a good window' for Saints.

11:43am

Iain Dowie saying that he thinks Saints need to bring in one or two players to pull away from the relegation zone, especially with the likes of Reading adding to their squads.

11:38am

 

See, it's not all about transfer deals. We can bring you stats, too.

11:36am

Right, time for a round-up over the news from around the grounds today:

  • Balotelli leaves City for Ac Milan
  • Felliani looks to be staying at Everton
  • QPR signing Samba and possibly Bentley
  • Butland targetted by Stoke, with interest in Begovic.
  • Crouch could swap Stoke for QPR
  • Beckham having a medical at PSG.
  • Reading sign a striker from Sheffield United
  • Wigan resign Paul Scharner
  • Villa hosting Sylla for a medical.

 

11:28am

11:24am

Sky Sports News replaying the car window interview with Harry Redknapp. Ex-Saints coach Kevin Bond looks like the world's most bored cabbie.

11:20am

More moves for one of the teams in the battle for survival with Saints at the bottom of the Premier League.

11:17am

Kieron Dyer is close to signing for Boro'. If you cast your mind back to a world before transfer deadline days, Saints were vilified when Tahar El Kahlej inured Dyer prior to the 2002 World Cup.

Of course, Kieron Dyer was the greatest footballer in a generation and his inury was the reason England didn't become world champions that year. Or something.

Worryingly, Tahar is now 44 years old according Wikipedia.

11:11am

10:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

LeTissiersEarLobe says

Happy Transfer deadline day everyone, or what Portsmouth fans prefer .... Thursday !!!

11:10am

That tweet from Paul Watts, a photographer who does all the in-house pictures for Saints.

11:07am

Whilst any possible new players coming in is a bit up in the air for Saints, it seems fairly certain that at least a couple of squad players will be leaving.

How do you think they will be? Lee Barnard, for example? Leave your throughts below.

11:03am

Elsewhere, Mario Balotelli - you may have heard of him - has completed the move to AC Milan from Manchester City. Saints are playing the Champions in 10 days time at St. Mary's.

11:01am

Roberto Firmino is one of the players Saints have been linked to this transfer window, following the collapse of the Coutinho deal.

So why not have a look at what he has to offer -

Of course, don't assume he's coming - it's just nice to see a clip of the sort of players Saints are being linked with!

10:51am

Sky Sports News showing a picture of a helicopter at Newcastle. However, Mike Ashley stepping out of it makes it seem slightly less glamorous.

10:49am

10:43am

10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint says

Should be allowed more than one vote on the where do we need to strengthen ballot i think we need 4 players but thats clearly not going to happen now have to beat wigan saturday!

10:41am

Don't forget you can still relive Saints' superb - yet ultimately fruitless - performance at Old Trafford last night.

Click here to see the gallery of photos from Manchester United v Saints

10:37am

Your Vote

Where do Saints need to strengthen?

Goalkeeper:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 15%

Central Defence:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 62%

Full backs:
Daily Echo: Purple bar used for ballot results 5%

Midfield/wingers:
Daily Echo: Green bar used for ballot results 12%

Strikers:
Daily Echo: Red bar used for ballot results 7%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

10:35am

10:35am

10:33am Thu 31 Jan 13

saintsdan says

Id like to see lescott signed 8million is the rumered about city would take for him bargin!!!!

10:34am

Gary Hooper - who was chased by Nigel Adkins in the summer - is the subject of a fourth bid from Norwich City.

However, with Adkins having left Saints, is there any likelihood the Celtic striker will still be on Saints' radar? Would seem unlikely that anyone at SFC would be looking to resurrect a deal for the former Scunthorpe man.

10:30am

Your Vote

Will anyone leave Saints today?

Yes:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 67%

No:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 18%

Only if more people come in:
Daily Echo: Purple bar used for ballot results 16%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

10:27am

10:25am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford says

Any chance we can sign that linesman that United had playing for them last night?

10:14am

Some Saints related gossip - former Pompey striker Yakubu is supposedly attracting attention from Southampton, Reading and West Ham for £1m. According to the Daily Mail.

Would you want him at St. Mary's?

10:11am

Aston Villa have welcomed Sylla in for a medical.

He's a 22-year-old French midfielder - descrbed as an 'enforcer' as Paul Lambert tries desperately to add some steel to his squad who are currently below Saints in the table.

10:06am

10:06am

Chris Samba is on his way to QPR. The London club triggered a £10m release fee for the former Blackburn defender.

9:57am

Staying with Wigan - they've bolster their defence ahead of Saints' visit to the DW this weekend.

Paul Scharner has returned to the club on loan from Hamburger SV.

9:49am

Meanwhile, Saints opponents on Saturday - Wigan Athletic - are supposedly lining up a deal for Irish winger Aiden McGeady who plys his trade at Spartak Moscow.

However, the Russians splashed out to land the former Celtic man, who is on circa £70k a week and a very low tax rate.

Will Dave Whelan stretch to that?

9:45am

9:43am

One time Saints target Jack Butland, the young Birmingham City goalkeeper, is being lined up by Ex-Saints United Stoke City, while Peter Crouch is expected to be on his way out of the Brittania to hook up with - who else - Harry Redknapp at QPR.

9:39am

One Day More from Les Miserables - Transfer Deadline Day remix

9:37am

9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

mbetts says

I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!

9:24am

Last night. Saints boss Pochettino kept the door open for any possible deals to be done, saying that no final decisions would be made until today.

Tomorrow we will make our final decisions. We are still deciding and making our final decisions. At this moment I can’t say what’s going to happen.

Pochettino

You can read the full story here.

9:17am

Of course, we don't live in isolation, so we will also keep you up-to-date on the latest deals at the teams around Saints.

Of course former Saints boss Harry Redknapp will be doing some business to boost his 'bare-bones' QPR squad which is only worth £90m or so.

In fact, we've just seen our first glimpse of him hanging out of a car window on Sky Sports.

Won't be the last, I imagine.

9:14am

Your Vote

Will Saints bring anyone else in today?

Yes:
Daily Echo: Blue bar used for ballot results 49%

No:
Daily Echo: Yellow bar used for ballot results 51%

Thanks for voting - this ballot is now closed

9:13am

As I'm sure you're well aware, the Daily Echo's transfer rumour round-up has been running all month with a total of 36 players linked with a move to St. Mary's (and two managers) and 10 of the current squad supposedly lined up to leave.

Obviously, they can't all be true, but cast your eye over the list to see if you think any of them will become reality before 11pm tonight.

9:09am

Good morning and welcome to the transfer deadline day live updates.

We can't all be sat at home watching Sky Sport News, so what better way to get through your working day than following the action with us?

Comments(279)

OSPREYSAINT says...
9:18am Thu 31 Jan 13

Tumbleweed this end.

OSPREYSAINT says...
9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

With the majority of the Saints "circus" slumming it in the North of England ready for the Wigan game there will probably not be much activity in St. Marys. Would love a couple of reasonable class signings but it's not looking very likely.

mbetts says...
9:32am Thu 31 Jan 13

I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!

OSPREYSAINT says...
9:49am Thu 31 Jan 13

mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.

Ross123 says...
10:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

we are linked with this guy! looks a better player than j-rod! by far!

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=CXSxsBx2
Woo

One Heart....One Vision says...
10:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

BREAKING NEWS.....

I've heard a rumour.....but I'm not telling as it'll be published !!!

Whether it's true we'll have to wait and see.

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
10:20am Thu 31 Jan 13

come on one heart we need a rumour

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
10:21am Thu 31 Jan 13

not yakubu plz

St Retford says...
10:25am Thu 31 Jan 13

Any chance we can sign that linesman that United had playing for them last night?

boobooj says...
10:26am Thu 31 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
BREAKING NEWS..... I've heard a rumour.....but I'm not telling as it'll be published !!! Whether it's true we'll have to wait and see.
You may have well have said nothing then.

Skating on thin ice says...
10:30am Thu 31 Jan 13

What happened to your new £10.2M pound signing Coutinho who was the subject of all those Echo stories last week? Did he have a good game last night?

saintsdan says...
10:33am Thu 31 Jan 13

Id like to see lescott signed 8million is the rumered about city would take for him bargin!!!!

Skating on thin ice says...
10:38am Thu 31 Jan 13

You must be really pleased that Saints can outbid "bigger" clubs like Liverpool when it comes to signing young talent like Coutinho.

Confucious says...
10:39am Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.
I worry about you sometimes Osprey. Obviously a jet would be very quick and provide height in the box, but there's no way the FA would allow us to sign one.

SFCSaint says...
10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

Should be allowed more than one vote on the where do we need to strengthen ballot i think we need 4 players but thats clearly not going to happen now have to beat wigan saturday!

Norwegian Saint says...
10:42am Thu 31 Jan 13

Remember the quote from Old Twicther a few months ago on taking the Queer Park team... "we won't be throwing money at players in the January window" Well... another lie by him.
I fear Harry is doing to QPR what he achieved at Poopey, buying players you can't afford... then leave when the sh#t hits the fan!

SFCSaint says...
10:48am Thu 31 Jan 13

Dan have you heard any rumours? very worrying seeing all our rivals strengthening and us doing nothing

Strasbourg Saint says...
10:50am Thu 31 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
BREAKING NEWS.....

I've heard a rumour.....but I'm not telling as it'll be published !!!

Whether it's true we'll have to wait and see.
I heard that one. It would be fantastic if it happened, but I think the wages would be too much.

Mind you, I guess you've heard that other rumour, you know, the footballer, two feet, one head, can run, tracks back, uses his feet in the tackle, knows where the goal is and could come on the cheap if the agent can talk him round.

Personally, I don't rate him. Any thoughts? :)

SFCSaint says...
10:51am Thu 31 Jan 13

QPR,Wigan,Reading,Ne
wcastle and now Villa starting to bring players in thats all our rivals and we dont seem to be doing anything unless you know something we dont?

LeTissiersEarLobe says...
10:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

Happy Transfer deadline day everyone, or what Portsmouth fans prefer .... Thursday !!!

Strasbourg Saint says...
10:57am Thu 31 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Remember the quote from Old Twicther a few months ago on taking the Queer Park team... "we won't be throwing money at players in the January window" Well... another lie by him.
I fear Harry is doing to QPR what he achieved at Poopey, buying players you can't afford... then leave when the sh#t hits the fan!
I sometimes think he believes he's collecting Panini stickers.

He probably pastes a bit of valcro to their backs when they sign. Somewhere, he's probably got a big book where he keeps all his signings and is desolate when he has to leave them all behind and start again elsewhere.

Still, Norge, look on the bright side, imagine how long your 'beating' list will be for QPR when we beat them at SMS - IF you add players to your fans list, that is.

Every cloud ....

St Retford says...
10:57am Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
QPR,Wigan,Reading,Ne

wcastle and now Villa starting to bring players in thats all our rivals and we dont seem to be doing anything unless you know something we dont?
They're panicking. Take our lack of activity as a sign of confidence. We're good enough as it is.

St Retford says...
10:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

That said, is there any chance we can get a move on with Matty Holland's medical? He's been in there for three years now.

mbetts says...
10:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You must be really pleased that Saints can outbid "bigger" clubs like Liverpool when it comes to signing young talent like Coutinho.
Pompey signed anyone? Have you actually got enough players for a 1st 11 and 5 subs? Absolute fkin JOKE club! so shhhhhhhhhhhhh

Confucious says...
10:59am Thu 31 Jan 13

Albert Kinnell, Fer's dad, seen at Staplewood.

SO50 Saint says...
11:00am Thu 31 Jan 13

Completely agree with Retford. We should last night we can mix it with the best and that was even with Fonte and Forren not involved and Lallana only playing a half. Would you really want Samba (A very decent defender) here on 100k that i've heard reported. I can't see Wigan getting McGeady either

SFCSaint says...
11:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
QPR,Wigan,Reading,Ne


wcastle and now Villa starting to bring players in thats all our rivals and we dont seem to be doing anything unless you know something we dont?
They're panicking. Take our lack of activity as a sign of confidence. We're good enough as it is.
Yes mate but theyre also improving whilst were just staying the same and the gap is not that big we could still do with a couple of good signings today dont you think?

SO50 Saint says...
11:01am Thu 31 Jan 13

*showed not should

SFCSaint says...
11:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint wrote:
Completely agree with Retford. We should last night we can mix it with the best and that was even with Fonte and Forren not involved and Lallana only playing a half. Would you really want Samba (A very decent defender) here on 100k that i've heard reported. I can't see Wigan getting McGeady either
No mate but can you see what im saying? were staying on the same level whilst they are improving/catching up!

Littleton-Saint says...
11:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

This Dan Kerins' Deadline Day Blog with 30 second updates is fantastic..
There's no need to scan Newsnow endlessly or watch SkySports News - it's all here on the South's finest digital offering.

Firmino looks good - let's hope that we sign him.

Strasbourg Saint says...
11:07am Thu 31 Jan 13

LeTissiersEarLobe wrote:
Happy Transfer deadline day everyone, or what Portsmouth fans prefer .... Thursday !!!
That's good! Well, it made me chuckle.

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:09am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
That said, is there any chance we can get a move on with Matty Holland's medical? He's been in there for three years now.
I heard that they use his skeleton for instructional purposes and is no longer holding up the queue.

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:13am Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.
I worry about you sometimes Osprey. Obviously a jet would be very quick and provide height in the box, but there's no way the FA would allow us to sign one.
IT is 'plane' to see that it is the contents that are important, not the flying machine. Probably a rich person looking to buy a struggling football club, do we know any?

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:14am Thu 31 Jan 13

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You must be really pleased that Saints can outbid "bigger" clubs like Liverpool when it comes to signing young talent like Coutinho.
Yes amazing isn't it, beats scrounging around for monthly contract players by a long chalk.

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.
I worry about you sometimes Osprey. Obviously a jet would be very quick and provide height in the box, but there's no way the FA would allow us to sign one.
But they do have pace.

Confucious says...
11:15am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
That said, is there any chance we can get a move on with Matty Holland's medical? He's been in there for three years now.
Quite understandably, Saints simply do not sign players with smallcox.

St Retford says...
11:16am Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
QPR,Wigan,Reading,Ne



wcastle and now Villa starting to bring players in thats all our rivals and we dont seem to be doing anything unless you know something we dont?
They're panicking. Take our lack of activity as a sign of confidence. We're good enough as it is.
Yes mate but theyre also improving whilst were just staying the same and the gap is not that big we could still do with a couple of good signings today dont you think?
From reading the tweets I think we may well sign someone. You wouldn't have your official photographer on standby in the press office if there were definitely no players coming in, would you?

It's a mystery who it may be but it's jolly exciting.

SO50 Saint says...
11:20am Thu 31 Jan 13

No mate but can you see what im saying? were staying on the same level whilst they are improving/catching up!”

I don't think we are staying on the same level tho. People might not like this but the changing of manager has had what I think is a positive effect in the way that we play footballand is kinda like a new signing

SFCSaint says...
11:22am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
St Retford wrote:
SFCSaint wrote:
QPR,Wigan,Reading,Ne




wcastle and now Villa starting to bring players in thats all our rivals and we dont seem to be doing anything unless you know something we dont?
They're panicking. Take our lack of activity as a sign of confidence. We're good enough as it is.
Yes mate but theyre also improving whilst were just staying the same and the gap is not that big we could still do with a couple of good signings today dont you think?
From reading the tweets I think we may well sign someone. You wouldn't have your official photographer on standby in the press office if there were definitely no players coming in, would you?

It's a mystery who it may be but it's jolly exciting.
lets hope so mate! are you stretford in disguise?;)

St Retford says...
11:22am Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint wrote:
No mate but can you see what im saying? were staying on the same level whilst they are improving/catching up!”

I don't think we are staying on the same level tho. People might not like this but the changing of manager has had what I think is a positive effect in the way that we play footballand is kinda like a new signing
I agree - I think MoPo is the most important new signing we could have made. He's had more of an impact on the performances than any single player would have.

SFCSaint says...
11:26am Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
SO50 Saint wrote:
No mate but can you see what im saying? were staying on the same level whilst they are improving/catching up!”

I don't think we are staying on the same level tho. People might not like this but the changing of manager has had what I think is a positive effect in the way that we play footballand is kinda like a new signing
I agree - I think MoPo is the most important new signing we could have made. He's had more of an impact on the performances than any single player would have.
yes but still only 1 point in 6 ill entirely believe you if we win saturday and then beat reading in a few weeks do that we will be fine

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Confucious wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.
I worry about you sometimes Osprey. Obviously a jet would be very quick and provide height in the box, but there's no way the FA would allow us to sign one.
But they do have pace.
Anyway the French one is actually based in Luxembourg so I think we can ignor that possible straw. Have to clutch elsewhere!

SO50 Saint says...
11:28am Thu 31 Jan 13

If we sign anyone i'm going for Sebastian Fernandez from Malaga

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:35am Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Albert Kinnell, Fer's dad, seen at Staplewood.
A Kinnell who is watching Staplewood on a day like this?

Confucious says...
11:36am Thu 31 Jan 13

My missus just phoned me to say Herbie Hind's well worth chasing.

SFCSaint says...
11:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

dont wanna know that opta stat give us 12 of those points and wed be safe with 1 win!

Ross123 says...
11:44am Thu 31 Jan 13

maybe we can get Ronnie 'the rocket' Ekeland on loan??

SFCSaint says...
11:47am Thu 31 Jan 13

even dowie said so!

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
My missus just phoned me to say Herbie Hind's well worth chasing.
Which one? The one that died in 2005? I am not in a hurry to follow him right now.

saintshorse101 says...
12:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Skating on thin ice wrote:
You must be really pleased that Saints can outbid "bigger" clubs like Liverpool when it comes to signing young talent like Coutinho.
well we have to bid a lot for players because everyone knows we have loads of money and theres another club who keep signing all the out of contract/no one wants players on 1 month deals! any chance you might sign a player on a long term deal?

`arry redkrapp after crouch again, and brum offered £4mill by stoke for butland, bet they wish they took the £7mill we offered now!

Winman says...
12:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

The word is that Mario Balotelli has been seen driving Paul Scholes' car around Milan

st1halo says...
12:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
mbetts wrote:
I think the Echo reporters should hang around Southampton Airport and the local service stations as that's where all the rumours come from on transfer deadline day, my mates wifes sister who works at the airport just saw Cortese and Pochettino talking to Manuel Kickaball holding a contract!
There was a Spanish business jet in Eastleigh Airport last night and a French one this morning, but probably not related to any football involvement.
I worry about you sometimes Osprey. Obviously a jet would be very quick and provide height in the box, but there's no way the FA would allow us to sign one.
I did hear they are both good in the air!

STID

st1halo says...
12:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
This Dan Kerins' Deadline Day Blog with 30 second updates is fantastic..
There's no need to scan Newsnow endlessly or watch SkySports News - it's all here on the South's finest digital offering.

Firmino looks good - let's hope that we sign him.
Ok Dan, the games up, we know it's you!

STID

Ross123 says...
12:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

anyone else sick of harry redders buying everyone under the sun?

and we aint signed anyone yet within the last week!

J7junctionseven says...
12:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Skating on thin ice wrote:
What happened to your new £10.2M pound signing Coutinho who was the subject of all those Echo stories last week? Did he have a good game last night?
....Hartlepool, Notts County...etc, etc, etc, etc.....

SO50 Saint says...
12:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

It's days like today that remind me of my hatred for Redknapp and how great it would be if QPR go down. They are Pompey in waiting

st1halo says...
12:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Well it's deadline day.

The latest news is that Pompey have just signed a new tax return.

No, I don't believe it either!

CheifSaint says...
1:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Just heard from my contact at St Marys that talks are being held with the agent of Young Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno Machado.
Plays for spain internationally at youth level and had loans spells in prem with Bolton.
Pochettino calling in contacts?
Watch this space...

mbetts says...
1:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint wrote:
It's days like today that remind me of my hatred for Redknapp and how great it would be if QPR go down. They are Pompey in waiting
Scary that club after club allow Redknapp to do this, they'll drop, he'll walk then admin and another drop within 3 years, and that'll be club no 4 is he on a kick-back from Crouch transfers?

OSPREYSAINT says...
1:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

CheifSaint wrote:
Just heard from my contact at St Marys that talks are being held with the agent of Young Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno Machado.
Plays for spain internationally at youth level and had loans spells in prem with Bolton.
Pochettino calling in contacts?
Watch this space...
He isn't Spanish he is Brasilian and plays for Benfica in Portugal.

saintshorse101 says...
1:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SO50 Saint wrote:
It's days like today that remind me of my hatred for Redknapp and how great it would be if QPR go down. They are Pompey in waiting
everytime i see redkrapp through that car window talking about player after player i want to punch him! and i am so glad he wasnt with us for too long. as for qpr this is their 4th prem transfer window and the 4th time they have made a lot of `big` signings, warnock tried it twice hughes tried it and now redkrapp is doing the same, when they go down their wage bill is going to cripple them, redkrapp will say its not his fault as it wasnt his squad, he has laid the groundwork for that excuse already. still it might dispel the myth of him being a great manager! 1 cup and 1 promotion in 30+ years as a manager.

butland has turned down moves to chelski and mancity as he wants first team football, so that means he dosent think he is good enough to replace their current keepers, he cant be that confidant in his abilities then as most keepers think they are the best in the world. dont want him here now and glad we saved the millions we nearly spent!

TheColonel260 says...
1:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Ross123 wrote:
anyone else sick of harry redders buying everyone under the sun? and we aint signed anyone yet within the last week!
Rest easy Ross.... spending millions of £'s on loads of players doesn't mean guarantee a teams success ...remember the summer when QPR brought in 200 first teamers...look where they are.. not even they are stupid enough to think that you can buy success....oh hang on ;o)

OSPREYSAINT says...
1:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
CheifSaint wrote:
Just heard from my contact at St Marys that talks are being held with the agent of Young Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno Machado.
Plays for spain internationally at youth level and had loans spells in prem with Bolton.
Pochettino calling in contacts?
Watch this space...
He isn't Spanish he is Brasilian and plays for Benfica in Portugal.
n.b. he has played for Spain in various Under 23/21/20/19 levels.

InCortesewetrust says...
1:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

One Heart....One Vision wrote:
BREAKING NEWS.....

I've heard a rumour.....but I'm not telling as it'll be published !!!

Whether it's true we'll have to wait and see.
Iv heard a rumour that one heart is a wind up, but I'm not going to say who told me as it might not be true,

OSPREYSAINT says...
1:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
CheifSaint wrote:
Just heard from my contact at St Marys that talks are being held with the agent of Young Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno Machado.
Plays for spain internationally at youth level and had loans spells in prem with Bolton.
Pochettino calling in contacts?
Watch this space...
He isn't Spanish he is Brasilian and plays for Benfica in Portugal.
n.b. he has played for Spain in various Under 23/21/20/19 levels.
Digging deeper he was Born in Rio De Jainero but has Spanish nationality, confusing.

Readeano says...
1:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for

St Retford says...
1:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Readeano wrote:
Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
How is he with crosses?

Devizes Saint says...
1:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

So, looks like the only thing to entertain us today, will be that advert on this page of 2 oldies getting it on for £6.00!

Chicago Saint says...
1:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

If MP/NC do not make a move to sign new players this transfer window and move "to the team to the next level", as NC stated, then WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF SACKING NA??? Makes no logical sense to me really. Still believe sacking NA was more an ego issue with NC rather than "perfect timing" to help the team.

Losing Courtinho to Liverpool was painful as he looked to be a good possession player. So if we offered 10.2M and missed out on him, then why not make a similar offer to another big name that could control the game?

I have read articles that Celtic's price demands for Hooper have reduced and they may lose him on a free this summer anyhow. Why not make another move for him now since we were already willing to pay 8M for him just a few months ago. Unfortunately I think JR was a waste of money this past summer. He just does not look up to par for the Premiership.

Taoboy says...
1:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Readeano wrote:
Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
How is he with crosses?
Two Jesus es! That's a miracle, we'd
Be unbeatable.!!

SaintMark says...
1:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

@SimonPeach: All quiet at #SaintsFC. Noises out of the club is that there will be no incoming players. A few could head out @PA_dugout

Confucious says...
1:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Readeano wrote:
Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
Talks just adjourned and Jesus popped out for some fresh air and a walk on the Solent.

Stroppy_gramps says...
2:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Readeano wrote:
Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
Talks just adjourned and Jesus popped out for some fresh air and a walk on the Solent.
He'll be good for the catering then.

As long as everyone wants fish, bread and wine......

DisplacedFan says...
2:10pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
Readeano wrote:
Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
How is he with crosses?
Good for long passes - a Hail Mary if you like.

saintshorse101 says...
2:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Taoboy wrote:
St Retford wrote:
Readeano wrote: Sounds typical comment here but Saints are in Talks with Jesus Navas. Contact at SFC has confirmed it very valuable source . The big news we are all looking for
How is he with crosses?
Two Jesus es! That's a miracle, we'd Be unbeatable.!!
the catering at sms would be better then, well if you like bread and fish! not skate though!

crstig says...
2:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Just a quick point. Rickie is no longer joint top English goalscorer....

Walcott - 11
Lambert - 10
Defoe - 10
Le Fondre - 10

Sally Hamilton Original says...
2:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

How can Lambert not get into the England Squad?!! Its unbelievable.. yes Welbeck scored a decent goal with that back heel, but Lambert scores week in week out. Welbeck is in my opinion far far down in the pecking list when looking for a physical striker. He gets knocked off the ball like Heskey did!

DisplacedFan says...
2:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rumor has it that Kevin Philips is hoping he'll play football long enough that in five years he can get a month to month contract!

DisplacedFan says...
2:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Rumor has it that Kevin Philips is hoping he'll play football long enough that in five years he can get a month to month contract!

saintkenny says...
2:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

harrys starting the suicide like he did at skunt land remi is on 80.000 a week and another coming in samba 100,.000 a week ,if ferdy walks away i can see harry causing another premier league calamity .another club that gets under 20.000 .spells trouble .at least cortesse avoided this

Five Trophies Between Us says...
2:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager

Stroppy_gramps says...
2:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
How can Lambert not get into the England Squad?!! Its unbelievable.. yes Welbeck scored a decent goal with that back heel, but Lambert scores week in week out. Welbeck is in my opinion far far down in the pecking list when looking for a physical striker. He gets knocked off the ball like Heskey did!
This happens because the England set up are not allowed to think creatively and will continue to reinforce failure year after year until new faces come in at the top level who actually want England to win and are prepared to make a decision, stick with it and drop the players who keep on failing at international level.

Stroppy_gramps says...
2:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.

saintkenny says...
2:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
no i dont think he can . at least all the other clubs get 20.000 or more in the premier league .we dont need many players but have 2 spanish lined up .as for the brasilian he wanted 70.000 a week .we will not pay ,but would the signing fee .we work to a budget within the club means .so its simple any play signed as to be in the wage budget .no point in paying what you cant afford youir end up in league 2 or oblivion imo

Five Trophies Between Us says...
2:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.

up saints says...
2:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
why havn't you mentioned your beloved portsmouth in the above quote lol

mbetts says...
2:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.
Decided to hang out on a Saints forum coz the Pompey one is just tooooo depressing eh?

Stroppy_gramps says...
2:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.
Nope, still not good enough.

all this is doing is showing your jealousy and I'm quite sure you are a better person than that.

saintkenny says...
2:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.
no i dont think he can . at least all the other clubs get 20.000 or more in the premier league .we dont need many players but have 2 spanish lined up .as for the brasilian he wanted 70.000 a week .we will not pay ,but would the signing fee .we work to a budget within the club means .so its simple any play signed as to be in the wage budget .no point in paying what you cant afford youir end up in league 2 or oblivion imo

st1halo says...
2:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
Fiveee!

Why you talk about dis! Footballa is on!

Pompeysbroke

Game on!


STID

Five Trophies Between Us says...
2:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

rickie lambfat might b off 2 barca 4 1.5m. they have been looking for slow moving props to use in t penalty box 4 rebounds, and rickie is fat and solid enough to not fall over every 10 minutes, so t coaches can have more of a breather during training exercises.

SO50 Saint says...
2:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

That sounds like a good deal with that money we can buy this little club down the road and do whatever we like with it. Good idea Five

Five Trophies Between Us says...
2:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.
Nope, still not good enough. all this is doing is showing your jealousy and I'm quite sure you are a better person than that.
i am very jealous that u get 2 sing in a stadium where u can hear ur own voice (if u wanted 2 sing)

Scarborosaint says...
2:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Qpr have broke transfer record twice in last week with both players on 100k and not finished yet , absolute disgrace that they named 2 gk as subs on Tuesday , are they saying they haven't got any young players coming through the ranks !!! If they get relegated wonder if the chairmen will suddenly announce that the money given for transfers was a loan to the club and that on 15 thousand crowds they are no longer sustainable , with twitchy riding off into the sunset to bankrupt the next club. Would like to see a signing before the deadline but not at expense of stability , we proved last night we can compete with the squad we have

Stroppy_gramps says...
2:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote: shame 4 u. all t slightly bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager
come on you can do better than that.
shame 4 u. all t much bigger clubs like reading, norwich, swansea, blackburn, fulham, stoke, west brom, sunderland, qpr, villa, stoke, fulham, wigan, west ham, newcastle, everton, arsenal, chelsea, liverpool, m city, m united all seem close to bringing new players in, but nobody want to play for stains as they dont know who will b manager, and if the home support can sing above 30dBA, and if cortese knows which is their best position, and if they will get a bonus just for turning up.
Nope, still not good enough. all this is doing is showing your jealousy and I'm quite sure you are a better person than that.
i am very jealous that u get 2 sing in a stadium where u can hear ur own voice (if u wanted 2 sing)
grow up

The Saint !! says...
2:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Very quiet!!! Surely someone knows something? Can't the echo tap some phone?? It's all too much. Coyr

saintshorse101 says...
2:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote: How can Lambert not get into the England Squad?!! Its unbelievable.. yes Welbeck scored a decent goal with that back heel, but Lambert scores week in week out. Welbeck is in my opinion far far down in the pecking list when looking for a physical striker. He gets knocked off the ball like Heskey did!
This happens because the England set up are not allowed to think creatively and will continue to reinforce failure year after year until new faces come in at the top level who actually want England to win and are prepared to make a decision, stick with it and drop the players who keep on failing at international level.
also because welbeck plays for manure and if the england manager dosent pick players from the top clubs the press want them out! nicky butt got england caps at manure but how many did he get after he left? same with p neville.

st1halo says...
2:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

BECKHAM SNUBS POMPEY AND HEADS FOR PSG.

Despite the fact that the Pompey fans pledged to pay DB's wages, he has decided to sign for PSG.

Negotiations broke down when he insisted on Shirt No.23 and PST chairman stated that the shirt numbers only went up to 11.

up saints says...
3:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura

Alicesdad says...
3:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stop the press... we've signed Forren ... Full story in tonights Echo

Alicesdad says...
3:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
Nothing serious ! There is a vaccination for that these days.

Five Trophies Between Us says...
3:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
safhampton have been linked with continual underachievement

st1halo says...
3:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Alicesdad wrote:
Stop the press... we've signed Forren ... Full story in tonights Echo
Haven't seen any news about your cat signing for us yet Alice?

Have negotiations broken down?

STID

TruthBringer says...
3:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

I think if you cant improve on what you have then leave the January Window well alone. Over priced, average players seem to move in this window. Balotelli anyone? :)

SFCSaint says...
3:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

its all becoming rather boring now

mack chinnon says...
3:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
Who?

lemon cake says...
3:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

3:25pm

"Jamie Redknapp on Sky talking the one and only time he moved - Liverpool to Tottenham.
Has obviously forgotten about joining Saints in the January window in 2005!"

....yer so have we!!! Waste of space like his dad.

Stroppy_gramps says...
3:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

mack chinnon wrote:
up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
Who?
Don't know, don't care.

He's not a Premier League player and therefore irrelevant to our interests.

st1halo says...
3:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

st1halo wrote:
BECKHAM SNUBS POMPEY AND HEADS FOR PSG.

Despite the fact that the Pompey fans pledged to pay DB's wages, he has decided to sign for PSG.

Negotiations broke down when he insisted on Shirt No.23 and PST chairman stated that the shirt numbers only went up to 11.
Sorry guys I got it wrong. To be consistent with the club, it's ground and style of play all of Pompey's eleven shirts are being renumbered to No.2!


STID

Gazzy Silverback says...
3:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Come on #SaintsFC I am bored #TransferDeadlineDay ... Cant we sign anyone? Even a new tea lady for the boys? Hmmm how about #JenniferEllison

OSPREYSAINT says...
3:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Stroppy_gramps wrote:
mack chinnon wrote:
up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
Who?
Don't know, don't care.

He's not a Premier League player and therefore irrelevant to our interests.
Knowledgeable people and Googlers will tell you he is 115 years young.

Alicesdad says...
4:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

st1halo wrote:
Alicesdad wrote:
Stop the press... we've signed Forren ... Full story in tonights Echo
Haven't seen any news about your cat signing for us yet Alice?

Have negotiations broken down?

STID
Alicescat was neutered at a young age and I think this has been a real factor in this matter.

COME ON, YOU KNOW ITS TRUE ..

How many eunuchs do you know who play for Premier League teams ?

I know there are quite a few who seem to lack any spherical organs at all especially when they put on an England shirt. Clearly the "operation" stops them from passing the ball (?!!) forward and only enables a sideways pass or a desperate return pass to the goalkeeper who has just rolled it to them.

Mr Cortese has never answered any of my calls in this matter, which I have no problem with as he doesn't come across as a cat lover.

I think there's a massive scandal being concealed here about this and I expect the Echo to investigate with all of its internationally recognised journalistic muscle. or they could go to the BBC website and look it up.. whatever !!

Alicescat is waiting by the phone.

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...
4:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Not even any rumours? Let's start one shall we? Marta Vieira da Silva seen eating meatballs at Ikea with Pochettino. New centre forward or were they just on a date?

h.smith7 says...
4:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Might as well have not done this today.. been no rumours let alone actual transfers.. o well happy with team!!

saintshorse101 says...
4:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

this is almost as boring as watching poopey play!

come on saints just do the deal and let us know we have got messi!

milton road says...
5:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

don't know never watched poopey play, do they play or just turn up, or do they even turn up?
I think it is highly unlikely we will buy anyone, if we don't I think we may regret it, most teams around us have strengthened some significantly.
If we do on the off chance buy someone then it will probably be announced this evening. Think it very unlikely.

Confucious says...
5:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Latest gossip is there's a rumour being whispered that it's being put about on the grape vine that idle chinwag is no more than tittle tattle.

saint in dordogne says...
5:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

we need a really good dominating midfilder/defender spend 50million on somone like messi or ronanldo

arm chair fan says...
5:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Am i right in thinking that, next week, we can still loan players out to championship and below ?

OSPREYSAINT says...
5:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
Latest gossip is there's a rumour being whispered that it's being put about on the grape vine that idle chinwag is no more than tittle tattle.
Have heard that we were in for Deloris Van Cartier, but seems it has become a Nun event.

The Saint !! says...
6:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Come on NC/MP grab some headlines!!!!!!

three halves says...
6:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Not much going on,not even seed with his funny pompey songs and jokes to give everyone a good laugh.

upwherewebelong says...
6:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Such a let down as usual. Why are Saints so negative in transfer windows.

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...
6:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Paul the Lytchett Red Triangle under 18's manager seen talking to man in a black tracksuit at Upton Rec in Poole. Yawn...

Fatty x Ford Worker says...
6:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Percy gone to QPR on loan but no way is Budge going!

rocketone says...
6:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Most posters were calling for a goalie and a CB in Dec for the Jan window.
We signed a CB and our goalie stepped up to the challenge and has turned out to be ok!
So why sign anyone else?

Benali76 says...
7:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

upwherewebelong wrote:
Such a let down as usual. Why are Saints so negative in transfer windows.
As in the summer one went we spent over £25m, or last year getting billy sharpe and tad lee and prob others or very single window since NC has been here when we have signed quality. Apart from this you are spot on. Wait and see and then moan correctly. That said....hurry up and sign someone Saints.

Confucious says...
7:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

If nothing was on the cards at all then the club would say so rather than needlessly keeping fans guessing and on edge. So something must be happening.

Of course the club has said nothing, but that doesn't mean that nothing is happening, unless it is made explicitly clear that saying nothing means nothing is happening - otherwise it could be just a case of saying nothing when something is happening.

What they need to do is issue a statement such as: "We are not saying nothing because something is happening, but because nothing is happening and therefore there's nothing to say - although, of course, in saying this, we are actually saying something, but we're not saying something is happening apart from us saying that nothing is happening."

SaintinCanada says...
7:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Let's sign 5 Trophies for half-time entertainment. We all need a good laugh....and this guy is GOOD!

SFCSaint says...
7:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

anyone likely? or just rumours?

angus mc coatup says...
7:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
If nothing was on the cards at all then the club would say so rather than needlessly keeping fans guessing and on edge. So something must be happening.

Of course the club has said nothing, but that doesn't mean that nothing is happening, unless it is made explicitly clear that saying nothing means nothing is happening - otherwise it could be just a case of saying nothing when something is happening.

What they need to do is issue a statement such as: "We are not saying nothing because something is happening, but because nothing is happening and therefore there's nothing to say - although, of course, in saying this, we are actually saying something, but we're not saying something is happening apart from us saying that nothing is happening."
yes confucious,you're right about saying nothing about anything, about a signing.all the signs are there about signing a signing as the club is saying nothing.If there is a sign of a signing,then I'm sure the club would say nothing about signing a signing but would sign someone anyway,and then send us a sign about signing signing.

all the signs are there.

Bitterne Park Tim says...
7:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Wait and see......

rocketone says...
8:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Yeah
Complete and total silence
Good
Glad we are not QPR
Now that is a club in a mess getting messier!
I hope all the idiots who kept shouting for Arry are watching how much money he has spent. Not a lot wrong with the players that were already there. A good manager would make a team out of that lot, not tell them they were cr4p and lazy and overpaid.
MP has come in to our club and invigorated the team.
I look forward to the Wigan game.
A game we could win, that will be the test. Not games where anything is a bonus, a real chance of points against a team more desperate than us for points.

J7junctionseven says...
8:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
up saints wrote:
portsmouth have been linked with jiroemon kimura
safhampton have been linked with continual underachievement
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL,,,,
,,(L)

lowe hater, cornwall says...
8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

De ridder to Bolton on loan maybe a new winger coming in ???? Hope something happens everyone else is strengthening COYR's

Aussie_Saint says...
8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Apparently we're in to either buy Jermaine Lens, or otherwise loan a couple of other players if the Lens bid doesn't work out.

I think the reality that the staff at Saints don't even know for sure what will happen, but bids have been made and accepted. Now it's down to negotiations with agents. Fun times!

SaintMax says...
8:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Reeves, Forte and now De Ridder all out on loan.. Does that leave a hole to fill?

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...
8:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

When will Redkrapp get sussed?

oldsaint57 says...
8:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Ju8st seen this on the pompey wikipedia page

"Portsmouth continues to struggle as they fight for relegation."

Priceless

saintshorse101 says...
8:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
When will Redkrapp get sussed?
£12.5mill for samba and £8mill for Loic Remy? anyone else think he`s over paid there, i do notice though that he has put all the `credit/blame` on the owner! slopey shoulders again!

saintlysoul says...
8:51pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SaintMax wrote:
Reeves, Forte and now De Ridder all out on loan.. Does that leave a hole to fill?
JWP next!

St Retford says...
8:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

It's a bit of a washout, isn't it? But if it makes anyone feel better I overheard a United fan speaking to his mate after the game last night and he said "I can't see that lot going down".

So let's not slash our wrists or anything - we're good enough as it is.

Cazzasaint says...
8:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Has Adam fallen asleep?

Baddesley Bill says...
8:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
When will Redkrapp get sussed?
The guy is a pirate who scuttles every ship he sails. Next up...the good ship QPR!

Baddesley Bill says...
9:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

saintlysoul wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
Reeves, Forte and now De Ridder all out on loan.. Does that leave a hole to fill?
JWP next!
I'm beginning to trust your posts Saintlysoul...hoping you're wrong on that one though.

SFCSaint says...
9:02pm Thu 31 Jan 13

why has there been no update for over an hour?

christian-saint says...
9:02pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Matt Holland having a medical at Staplewood now apparently

saintlysoul says...
9:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Slightly concerned to hear that MP had said that Shaw didn't start last night because he wasn't well - something about a stomach bug? That was misleading there was nothing wrong with Shaw. If there was why was he on the bench? Why did he play? If he'd had or had a stomach 'bug' (query norovirus) he should be no where near the rest of the squad for risk of infecting the rest of them. Is MP not being up front? It'll be interesting to see if Fox or Shaw start on Saturday.

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...
9:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
Not much going on,not even seed with his funny pompey songs and jokes to give everyone a good laugh.
Hello mate! I've got a joke for you

Pompey!



14.2.13

St Retford says...
9:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Spotted by proxy: entire Saints squad having their tea in a restaurant in Manchester. Messi wasn't with them, in case you were holding out for that one.

Confucious says...
9:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.

J7junctionseven says...
9:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not much going on,not even seed with his funny pompey songs and jokes to give everyone a good laugh.
Hello mate! I've got a joke for you

Pompey!



14.2.13
The new shhhuuussshhh is now.....LLLLLLLDDDLL
LLLL.....(L)

St Retford says...
9:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

saintlysoul wrote:
Slightly concerned to hear that MP had said that Shaw didn't start last night because he wasn't well - something about a stomach bug? That was misleading there was nothing wrong with Shaw. If there was why was he on the bench? Why did he play? If he'd had or had a stomach 'bug' (query norovirus) he should be no where near the rest of the squad for risk of infecting the rest of them. Is MP not being up front? It'll be interesting to see if Fox or Shaw start on Saturday.
I think he just didn't want him knackered for the Wigan game is all. It's far more important for us.

J7junctionseven says...
9:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not much going on,not even seed with his funny pompey songs and jokes to give everyone a good laugh.
Hello mate! I've got a joke for you

Pompey!



14.2.13
That joke is now years old....:o)

The Saint !! says...
9:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Bloody rubbish - I like most fans thought something big was going to happen, pulled a sicky to keep upto date and ended up watching agentt arry do all the deals. Come on Mp & NC do the business.

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...
9:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

J7junctionseven wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
three halves wrote:
Not much going on,not even seed with his funny pompey songs and jokes to give everyone a good laugh.
Hello mate! I've got a joke for you

Pompey!



14.2.13
The new shhhuuussshhh is now.....LLLLLLLDDDLL

LLLL.....(L)
Don't forget to add an L on a weekly basis. Skunt Fall. I hate them.

saintshorse101 says...
9:16pm Thu 31 Jan 13

saintlysoul wrote:
Slightly concerned to hear that MP had said that Shaw didn't start last night because he wasn't well - something about a stomach bug? That was misleading there was nothing wrong with Shaw. If there was why was he on the bench? Why did he play? If he'd had or had a stomach 'bug' (query norovirus) he should be no where near the rest of the squad for risk of infecting the rest of them. Is MP not being up front? It'll be interesting to see if Fox or Shaw start on Saturday.
perhaps he had a bug in spain, drank the water or something, and hes on the mend but not quite right to start, we dont need any other players running off to the toilet during a game do we.

Strasbourg Saint says...
9:17pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
When will Redkrapp get sussed?
Sussed? Never heard of him.

Who is he? Who does he play for? What position does he play in? And how much are QPR willing to pay for him?

Not questions I imagine 'arry even considered asking about those he's already splashed out on.

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!

andysaint says...
9:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
I would suggest that inter-racial body transplants may not be the way forward here. Theres no way even Messi's legs are gonna make Jay Rod a top player although perhaps Usain Bolts legs on Licki Rambert?
Just a thought as well - whys everyone going on about MP not speaking English
- RL cant speak English either and he does ok.

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

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)

guest74 says...
9:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

I guess the echo have given up and gone home! Any more news on De ridder?

St Retford says...
9:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

andysaint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
I would suggest that inter-racial body transplants may not be the way forward here. Theres no way even Messi's legs are gonna make Jay Rod a top player although perhaps Usain Bolts legs on Licki Rambert?
Just a thought as well - whys everyone going on about MP not speaking English
- RL cant speak English either and he does ok.
Inter-racial body transplants are a genius idea. It would end racism overnight if everyone was a nice mixture of everything. I suggest we start on John Terry - we'll give him Chris Kamara's face and instead of going round calling people "fcuking black cnuts" he'd just shout "Unbelievable, Jeff!" a lot.

It would be a better world.

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one ....................
..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!

St Retford says...
9:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
More tea, vicar?

guest74 says...
9:31pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Barney gone to oldham! no one in still!

St Retford says...
9:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one ....................

..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry?

Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one ....................


..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry?

Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!

andysaint says...
9:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
andysaint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts.

Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body.

I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
I would suggest that inter-racial body transplants may not be the way forward here. Theres no way even Messi's legs are gonna make Jay Rod a top player although perhaps Usain Bolts legs on Licki Rambert?
Just a thought as well - whys everyone going on about MP not speaking English
- RL cant speak English either and he does ok.
Inter-racial body transplants are a genius idea. It would end racism overnight if everyone was a nice mixture of everything. I suggest we start on John Terry - we'll give him Chris Kamara's face and instead of going round calling people "fcuking black cnuts" he'd just shout "Unbelievable, Jeff!" a lot.

It would be a better world.
Pri ck of the week - Peter Odemwingie
What a n ob.
Better than a Swansea ball boy

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

the blanked out was a male chicken!

St Retford says...
9:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...

andysaint says...
9:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Echo unconfirmed rumours that the last piece of business tonight will be Steve De Ridder leaving.
What a waste of time all that was then.

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:50pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...
see you in the blue oyster club!

saintshorse101 says...
9:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

just said on sky "we are doing no more business".
well thats that then!

andysaint says...
9:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Sky reporting that a senior Saints official has said they are happy with what they have and will not be doing any business.
Dont f cuking bother telling us earlier ffs

lowe hater, cornwall says...
9:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Just confirmed on SSN saints not signing any other players in this window !! Am gutted with that decision and got rid of de ridder as well strange choice but hey nothing surprises me at st Mary's these days

St Retford says...
9:54pm Thu 31 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...
see you in the blue oyster club!
Sweet! I'll have a pint of bitter and no funny business. I like your posts but I just don't think about you in *that* way.

saintkenny says...
9:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

maurico announced he is happy with squad.maybe na wanted more players and this could be another reason for parting ways .looks like he was not appointed now to buy players before the window shuts ,but 2 weeks is not enough to assess the squad .without cost we could bring back sharp and hammond ,only out on loan can recall when we like .there listed in the premiership squad

worried of n e hampshire says...
9:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...
see you in the blue oyster club!
Sweet! I'll have a pint of bitter and no funny business. I like your posts but I just don't think about you in *that* way.
I bet your scared to try it in case you like it :-)



not that I have of corse!

DBTM says...
10:01pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Time to move away from the screen and do something useful.....

Jordan Sibley ‏@jordansibley

Can confirm that Steve De Ridder to Bolton on loan for a month is our last piece of business for this window. #deadineday #SaintsFC

SFCSaint says...
10:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Ive heard Lens has signed so whats this about the last piece of business?

Baddesley Bill says...
10:03pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SDR out on a one month loan?....are Bolton the next Poopey?

saintkenny says...
10:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

DBTM wrote:
Time to move away from the screen and do something useful.....

Jordan Sibley ‏@jordansibley

Can confirm that Steve De Ridder to Bolton on loan for a month is our last piece of business for this window. #deadineday #SaintsFC
good we can use fox in midfield .bring hammond back

lowe hater, cornwall says...
10:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(

thomasupton says...
10:07pm Thu 31 Jan 13

That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.

Northam Block 40 says...
10:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint where did you hear the Lens has signed??

Confucious says...
10:08pm Thu 31 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...
see you in the blue oyster club!
Sweet! I'll have a pint of bitter and no funny business. I like your posts but I just don't think about you in *that* way.
I bet your scared to try it in case you like it :-)



not that I have of corse!
Could you stop this silly exchange and get back to the issue on here. Getting up is easy - staying up is the challenge.

Norwegian Saint says...
10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Very kind of Saints to say that's it, being an hour ahead here I can go to sleep earlier than expected!

Tusen Takk, god natt og søvn god Saints venner!

worried of n e hampshire says...
10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
Ive heard Lens has signed so whats this about the last piece of business?
Is this a wind up?

lowe hater, cornwall says...
10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
Ive heard Lens has signed so whats this about the last piece of business?
Who's your source ??

tomw1234 says...
10:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(
Why is it you never have anything positive to say about the team you claim to support?

worried of n e hampshire says...
10:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Very kind of Saints to say that's it, being an hour ahead here I can go to sleep earlier than expected!

Tusen Takk, god natt og søvn god Saints venner!
that's easy for you to say!

DBTM says...
10:12pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
Ive heard Lens has signed so whats this about the last piece of business?
Well if you've heard it then it must be true, surely.

guest74 says...
10:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Got to admit im slightly worried now, de ridder, whom i didnt rate, has been in and around the first team in the past month and now he's gone and no replacement. Hopefully we dont have any injuries in the run in!

SFCSaint says...
10:14pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Dutch media KNVB

saintkenny says...
10:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst

Baddesley Bill says...
10:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Seems to me that deadline day can get a few fans over excited about massive spend.

We have strengthened at the back...and we continue to look much improved Prem contenders with the group we have.

We have offloaded where needs be and we still have the conveyor belt of talent working well for us.

Good business imo COYR

milton road says...
10:19pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Wonder if we are in danger of complacency. Everyone around us has been buying several players to save their premiership butts. Whilst we think we are good enough, not so sure on that one.
Remember NA said before the start of the season, what we buy will be bought now, we won't do any business in Feb. Well we did buy one I guess.

Maybe MP wanted to see how Fox shaped up and he got a run out to see if he was keeping him or letting him go. Which may have made a difference to whether we got someone in or not.

We have played 8 of the top 10 teams away now.
The second half performance yesterday gives us hope. depends how soon the opposition learns how to counteract it.

lowe hater, cornwall says...
10:20pm Thu 31 Jan 13

tomw1234 wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(
Why is it you never have anything positive to say about the team you claim to support?
Isn't it a bit late for you to be up ?? As you should understand this site is about. different opinions live with it

thomasupton says...
10:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

saintkenny wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst
All the teams below have bought players, doesn't add up with what Cortese said about Adkins. It's still Adkins and Pardews team at the end of the day.

saintkenny says...
10:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
Ive heard Lens has signed so whats this about the last piece of business?
no iv heard camera is coming to !!!!!

Littleton-Saint says...
10:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?

SFCSaint says...
10:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

http://www.soccerfam
e.com/transfer/10949
/jeremainlens

Velleity says...
10:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(
At least you're not bitter.

I love the way it's clearly down to NC's inability to sign rather than perhaps a positive decision that the squad's good enough.

When Alex Ferguson is spouting about Saints for a half yesterday being the best team to have visited Old Trafford this year, do you think there is even the slightest possibility that we might have a decent squad? Might be worth working with them, training, improving the teamwork rather than just spending cash in the manner of old Saggy Chops. Just wondering. Perhaps you do know more than the professionals who run our club or even Fergie but I do rather doubt it.

lowe hater, cornwall says...
10:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

After the non excitement of deadline day we can at last get back to the business of winning football matches !! Starting with sticking it to Wigan on saturday COYR's

upwherewebelong says...
10:26pm Thu 31 Jan 13

disappointing that Saints showed so little ambition today YES we spent 25m in the summer which was in my view the right figure roughly but we spent in the wrong areas.

Mayuka - Was he really signed for FOOTBALLING reasons or commercial ones. I'd rather we'd put the money into a midfield anchor man or defence.

To avoid this disappointment every year the club should in my view issue a statement stating whether they do or don't plan to strengthen.

saintkenny says...
10:28pm Thu 31 Jan 13

thomasupton wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst
All the teams below have bought players, doesn't add up with what Cortese said about Adkins. It's still Adkins and Pardews team at the end of the day.
yes but adkins got the players .maurico would be panicking buying now .ok redknapp has but been given silly money.by the owner ,but harry knows what qpr have .with managing in the premier league .for me just bring back sharp in hammond.there in the squad anyway .your only allowed 25

Baddesley Bill says...
10:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!

Velleity says...
10:30pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
We need a new goalkeeper? Who's bought Boruc?

Velleity says...
10:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

thomasupton wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst
All the teams below have bought players, doesn't add up with what Cortese said about Adkins. It's still Adkins and Pardews team at the end of the day.
I seem to recall that not so long ago you were attacking NA by saying it was Pardew's team. Keep up the good work!

slugger says...
10:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Dunno why anyone is surprised , Mauriuco said a week ago that he's happy with his squad , stop stamping your feet , it's what children do when they don't get their own way ....... COYR !!!!!

Littleton-Saint says...
10:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
We need a new goalkeeper? Who's bought Boruc?
Boruc is hardly in, say, Friedel's class.

St Retford says...
10:35pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Confucious wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
St Retford wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
worried of n e hampshire wrote:
Confucious wrote: It'd be a huge boost if we could get Andres Iniesta's right leg on loan and put it on Puncheon. OK, maybe not in this window, but I'm convinced the dramatic advances in surgery will see clubs reducing costs in future by just buying the best bits of players and assembling all the good parts. Messi's legs would be superb on Jay Rodriguez from a football point of view, even though they would look a bit small and stubby on his very long body. I'm not a racist and I'm all for integration, but from an aesthetic point of view I'm not at all sure if a single black leg should be put on a white body or a single white leg on a black one - though two legs of any one colour would probably be okay.
i wouldn't mind a black mans willy!
Worried....I'd rephrase that if I were you ;O)
I didn't mean I wanted one as in wanted one I mean If the rumors are true I would like one .................... ..............a bit bigger I mean, I think!!!!
What you're saying is you want to be done up the wrong 'un by Lenny Henry? Hey, I'm not here to judge. It takes all sorts to make a world...
wot i'm sayin is I want a biggun, ****!
Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Believe me, there are no shortage of websites offering that but you might struggle a bit on here...
see you in the blue oyster club!
Sweet! I'll have a pint of bitter and no funny business. I like your posts but I just don't think about you in *that* way.
I bet your scared to try it in case you like it :-)



not that I have of corse!
Could you stop this silly exchange and get back to the issue on here. Getting up is easy - staying up is the challenge.
You're right - I've allowed myself to become distracted from the issue in hand and that is unforgiveable. What is important is the future of Southampton Football Club, and to that end has anyone seen the huge new training centre at Staplewood has been painted a very dark shade of grey and praised highly by none other than Mr Wenger? To the untrained eye we have a massive black erection right up our Arsene's street. Which is nice.

lowe hater, cornwall says...
10:36pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(
At least you're not bitter.

I love the way it's clearly down to NC's inability to sign rather than perhaps a positive decision that the squad's good enough.

When Alex Ferguson is spouting about Saints for a half yesterday being the best team to have visited Old Trafford this year, do you think there is even the slightest possibility that we might have a decent squad? Might be worth working with them, training, improving the teamwork rather than just spending cash in the manner of old Saggy Chops. Just wondering. Perhaps you do know more than the professionals who run our club or even Fergie but I do rather doubt it.
I probably know as much as you ! Yes we played brilliantly against united 2nd half ;) reminded me of the good old days, I don't think our squad is poor but read the posts on here about strengthening for the run in I am not the only one that wanted some experience in to help us stay up we are weak in some areas and if we are unlucky enough to suffer injuries we will be in the you know what !! In my opinion you have your own thoughts no problem !

thomasupton says...
10:37pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst
All the teams below have bought players, doesn't add up with what Cortese said about Adkins. It's still Adkins and Pardews team at the end of the day.
I seem to recall that not so long ago you were attacking NA by saying it was Pardew's team. Keep up the good work!
Thought you'd be along to defend Cortese as usual. Mark my words now, He will destroy this team the same as Lowe. Adkins was sacked because he wasn't a yes man.

saintshorse101 says...
10:39pm Thu 31 Jan 13

some people are never happy, if we had brought in 5-10 players in the window some would say thats too many and a bit unsettling to the squad. as it is we have brought in a centre back, a position most said we needed, and he is a player who comes very highly regarded and this is not enough for others.
if we do more business then so be it, however i think we have enough to stay up and that is all we need to do this season. i do worry that if srl gets injured we might struggle but then thats what jrod was brought for and we still have tad lee and mayuka. i dont think mp was brought in to get players in during this window.
the players who have gone out on loan are either surplus to requirements or youth players needing games.

Littleton-Saint says...
10:41pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
I'd just like us to show some real intent - to walk the talk by signing today's equivalent of Keegan. If George Reader & Co were able to pay a record world transfer fee at the time, why can't the Liebherrs with all of their cash, if they truly want to achieve something with the club?

three halves says...
10:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
tomw1234 wrote:
lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
What a waste of an evening ! Should have known we wouldn't sign anyone as Cortese has no experience in the market useless ! we have had all this time to search for the right players to strengthen our squad and as usual no cigar apart from our unfit centre half from a tea and biscuit league in Norway !! Gutted ;(
Why is it you never have anything positive to say about the team you claim to support?
Isn't it a bit late for you to be up ?? As you should understand this site is about. different opinions live with it
The Nicola fc customers are upset it seems,more boycotts on the way.

slugger says...
10:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !

three halves says...
10:46pm Thu 31 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Obviously.....

Baddesley Bill says...
10:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
I'd just like us to show some real intent - to walk the talk by signing today's equivalent of Keegan. If George Reader & Co were able to pay a record world transfer fee at the time, why can't the Liebherrs with all of their cash, if they truly want to achieve something with the club?
Do you not think the investment in the academy shows intent?

Drove past it yesterday...and it is beginning to look rather superb.

slugger says...
10:52pm Thu 31 Jan 13

I think that when three halves balls have dropped he may change his name to four halves ....... or two pints to the rest of us ...... COYR !!!

SaintMark says...
10:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
Like!

SaintJD says...
10:53pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Who was it that said there were no shocks for Saints this transfer window?

Can't believe Lee Barnard is still on our books.

To be fair to the idiots saying NC should have spent big, when have we ever spent close to £30M in one season? Incredible investment.

He's got Lee and Mayuka who haven't even got a game yet and anyone coming in (bar strengthening cover in defence maybe) would be taking the place of a Gazza, Shaw, J-Rod, Lallana, Puncheon, Clyne, Ward Prowse, Cork...

Well done NC for showing your confidence in the team and the coach.

Bar a bad injury crisis any club could go through, I think we have good quality throughout.

MGRA says...
10:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SaintMark wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
Like!
pardon me but in the 'window' he has late loaned out three players ( to offload wages ) and got in.... NO ONE. it appears he is not as ambitious as Harry. (some may say)

Littleton-Saint says...
10:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.

saintkenny says...
10:57pm Thu 31 Jan 13

slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
at the end of the day the manager chooses the players pardew in adkins got the players other then what we had when cortesse took over ,and the manager has had 10 days ,so its to late for mp to decide .the timing was wrong .if he was going to sack na ,should of done 6 weeks ago .its not surprising at all to me

three halves says...
11:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Like..

Five Trophies Between Us says...
11:00pm Thu 31 Jan 13

no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2

Baddesley Bill says...
11:02pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SaintJD wrote:
Who was it that said there were no shocks for Saints this transfer window?

Can't believe Lee Barnard is still on our books.

To be fair to the idiots saying NC should have spent big, when have we ever spent close to £30M in one season? Incredible investment.

He's got Lee and Mayuka who haven't even got a game yet and anyone coming in (bar strengthening cover in defence maybe) would be taking the place of a Gazza, Shaw, J-Rod, Lallana, Puncheon, Clyne, Ward Prowse, Cork...

Well done NC for showing your confidence in the team and the coach.

Bar a bad injury crisis any club could go through, I think we have good quality throughout.
Thank you for adding some sanity to this thread.

Deadline day is a frenzy....the only winner will be twitchy's offshore bank account.

St Retford says...
11:04pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?

saintkenny says...
11:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
d
l
l
l
l = liquidation

slugger says...
11:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
But not spend recklessly when it may not be needed , Nicola has proved his ambition as far as i'm concerned , any new signing would also be a gamble don't you think ? .... stop stamping your feet , I have enough of that with my own kids .

angus mc coatup says...
11:09pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
whatakunt

saintkenny says...
11:11pm Thu 31 Jan 13

angus mc coatup wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
whatakunt
no hes a skate a kunt is usefull

slugger says...
11:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
slugger wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
But not spend recklessly when it may not be needed , Nicola has proved his ambition as far as i'm concerned , any new signing would also be a gamble don't you think ? .... stop stamping your feet , I have enough of that with my own kids .
knobhead.
Oh dear , it would appear that a pint and a half has actually drunk a pint and a half ..... no need for abuse as I only report it ;)

Baddesley Bill says...
11:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!

Five Trophies Between Us says...
11:18pm Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
St Retford wrote: Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?
zzzzz knobhead
like

Five Trophies Between Us says...
11:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players prob no money prob be relegated no stadium expansion players will lose confidence injuries will weaken the squad prob be relegated manager will leave players will leave shaw,lallana off fairweather fans will leave cortese will leave fans will start crying again no more trophies, - not even micky mouse ones no more singing at low volume young players wil go to another academy prob sell the academy players will go to pompey matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates matt will get you relegated again people will start going to church again in southampton but nobody loves you anymore cos cortese has turned England against you southampton - hants no2
like

Clever Dick says...
11:21pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
Hee hee. Jealousy hatred and sheer anger for your vastly superior neighbours. Keep posting and I'll keep laughing. Almost look forward to it now, knowing how much it hurts.

slugger says...
11:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
Every bone in my body wants Rednapp to fail , nothing against QPhahaha but I loath that man !

angus mc coatup says...
11:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !

Baddesley Bill says...
11:24pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players prob no money prob be relegated no stadium expansion players will lose confidence injuries will weaken the squad prob be relegated manager will leave players will leave shaw,lallana off fairweather fans will leave cortese will leave fans will start crying again no more trophies, - not even micky mouse ones no more singing at low volume young players wil go to another academy prob sell the academy players will go to pompey matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates matt will get you relegated again people will start going to church again in southampton but nobody loves you anymore cos cortese has turned England against you southampton - hants no2
like
14.2.13 ....bye :O)

Red n White says...
11:27pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Leaving transfers to the last day is a ridiculous thing to do, the prices become inflated and normally players who are available is because they're not actually that good.
Personally I don't think Aston Villa have added any quality to their side, nor have QPR, Reading or Wigan. The only player I'd have liked which these bought is Samba, but not on £100k a week.

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:29pm Thu 31 Jan 13

SFCSaint wrote:
http://www.soccerfam

e.com/transfer/10949

/jeremainlens
Have you checked the date?

Five Trophies Between Us says...
11:33pm Thu 31 Jan 13

angus mc coatup wrote:
turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh

Littleton-Saint says...
11:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
It's all relative - we are in the Prem and should stay up this season, but we're a long way off Cortese's dream. I'm not sure that the Academy is sole the answer. We need one or two really top flight additions.

At least the Skates are heading where they belong which is non-league football. I can't really complain.

slugger says...
11:34pm Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
Every bone in my body wants Rednapp to fail , nothing against QPhahaha but I loath that man !
Jealous knobhead.
?

Baddesley Bill says...
11:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
It's all relative - we are in the Prem and should stay up this season, but we're a long way off Cortese's dream. I'm not sure that the Academy is sole the answer. We need one or two really top flight additions.

At least the Skates are heading where they belong which is non-league football. I can't really complain.
Good man.

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:40pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
Like worried I bet you couldn't eat a whole one.

saintshorse101 says...
11:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
St Retford wrote: Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?
zzzzz knobhead
three brain cells you cant just look in the mirror and post what you see, you should post constructive comments. hows the "i`ve never been to sms" boycot going btw? still not ever been? oh dear.

bringing mp in is not the same as jan poortvliet, at that point we were in the championship, had no money and were on the verge of admin and unlike other teams we were using our youth team players instead of stealing from charities to pay for expensive players that we couldnt afford! whereas now we have some of the best young players in the prem, young english players like shaw and clyne and lalla and cork etc, we also have exciting internationals like £12mill gaston. yes we could have spent lots of money but that might not have worked either, villa have done next to nothing as have reading, wigan and norwich. newcastle have brought half of france and qpr have done their normal business.

Clever Dick says...
11:44pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Red n White wrote:
Leaving transfers to the last day is a ridiculous thing to do, the prices become inflated and normally players who are available is because they're not actually that good.
Personally I don't think Aston Villa have added any quality to their side, nor have QPR, Reading or Wigan. The only player I'd have liked which these bought is Samba, but not on £100k a week.
I think you r rite. Harry is doing what he knows best. Spending money. They still need to win around 6 from 14 and get a few draws as well. We need 4 wins and 3 draws and we should be ok. 5 wins 2 draws even better. All our rivals need to settle new players in. We don't. Still could be a close thing but we have all seen that we are better than our current position. Hope Clyne and Shaw avoid any injuries on U21 duty.

Five Trophies Between Us says...
11:45pm Thu 31 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote: turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
Like worried I bet you couldn't eat a whole one.
never tried. whats it like?

slugger says...
11:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

I'm positive our squad IS good enough , other teams like QPahahaha (copyright slugger) and Newcastle are panic buying imo ........ good old 'arry , don't he just love spending other peoples' money ? ........... he should ask Rosie for a sub !

three halves says...
11:55pm Thu 31 Jan 13

saintshorse101 wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Retford wrote: Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?
zzzzz knobhead
three brain cells you cant just look in the mirror and post what you see, you should post constructive comments. hows the "i`ve never been to sms" boycot going btw? still not ever been? oh dear.

bringing mp in is not the same as jan poortvliet, at that point we were in the championship, had no money and were on the verge of admin and unlike other teams we were using our youth team players instead of stealing from charities to pay for expensive players that we couldnt afford! whereas now we have some of the best young players in the prem, young english players like shaw and clyne and lalla and cork etc, we also have exciting internationals like £12mill gaston. yes we could have spent lots of money but that might not have worked either, villa have done next to nothing as have reading, wigan and norwich. newcastle have brought half of france and qpr have done their normal business.
Your point is ?

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote: turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
Like worried I bet you couldn't eat a whole one.
never tried. whats it like?
Rice Crispies for breakfast

OSPREYSAINT says...
11:58pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote:
turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
How is it nice to have one eh? What is an eh?

St.David says...
11:59pm Thu 31 Jan 13

You know. . . Feel really good that we never got involved with all that transfer
nonsense. We are on a journey and I just don't get the "lets buy another team" strategy. . Oh Harry. . . Your gonna kill another club. . How selfish. . But it's the owners fault. . . As always. . So happy we have a great chairman. . And a business plan that will drive us on to be premier league contenders for Europe. . . We are going to build from the academy with quality experience to bring them on. . By by QPR. . . Your gonna follow Pompey into oblivion. . . Saints are only going up and we are gonna shake that tree!!!!. . . Coyrs!!!

Baddesley Bill says...
12:05am Fri 1 Feb 13

three halves wrote:
slugger wrote:
three halves wrote:
slugger wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
Every bone in my body wants Rednapp to fail , nothing against QPhahaha but I loath that man !
Jealous knobhead.
?
Thick jealous knobhead
My 12yr old has grown out of your type of humour TH... eg "I know a song that'll get on your nerves *repeat*" for example).

Have you considered growing up a little...or do you just prefer to live in the past and let the present and future pass you by completely?

In short...we know you're a skunt...but at least try to show a little class.

slugger says...
12:05am Fri 1 Feb 13

St.David wrote:
You know. . . Feel really good that we never got involved with all that transfer
nonsense. We are on a journey and I just don't get the "lets buy another team" strategy. . Oh Harry. . . Your gonna kill another club. . How selfish. . But it's the owners fault. . . As always. . So happy we have a great chairman. . And a business plan that will drive us on to be premier league contenders for Europe. . . We are going to build from the academy with quality experience to bring them on. . By by QPR. . . Your gonna follow Pompey into oblivion. . . Saints are only going up and we are gonna shake that tree!!!!. . . Coyrs!!!
In a nutshell ...... COYR !

Five Trophies Between Us says...
12:08am Fri 1 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote: turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
Like worried I bet you couldn't eat a whole one.
never tried. whats it like?
Rice Crispies for breakfast
each to their own. u wont b bumping into me down the edge though

OSPREYSAINT says...
12:10am Fri 1 Feb 13

three halves wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Retford wrote: Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?
zzzzz knobhead
three brain cells you cant just look in the mirror and post what you see, you should post constructive comments. hows the "i`ve never been to sms" boycot going btw? still not ever been? oh dear.

bringing mp in is not the same as jan poortvliet, at that point we were in the championship, had no money and were on the verge of admin and unlike other teams we were using our youth team players instead of stealing from charities to pay for expensive players that we couldnt afford! whereas now we have some of the best young players in the prem, young english players like shaw and clyne and lalla and cork etc, we also have exciting internationals like £12mill gaston. yes we could have spent lots of money but that might not have worked either, villa have done next to nothing as have reading, wigan and norwich. newcastle have brought half of france and qpr have done their normal business.
Your point is ?
Stop posting rubbish.

OSPREYSAINT says...
12:11am Fri 1 Feb 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
angus mc coatup wrote: turns out that ftbu likes knobheads,oh dear !
its nice to have one eh
Like worried I bet you couldn't eat a whole one.
never tried. whats it like?
Rice Crispies for breakfast
each to their own. u wont b bumping into me down the edge though
Lucky me.

St.David says...
12:20am Fri 1 Feb 13

You know. . . Feel really good that we never got involved with all that transfer
nonsense. We are on a journey and I just don't get the "lets buy another team" strategy. . Oh Harry. . . Your gonna kill another club. . How selfish. . But it's the owners fault. . . As always. . So happy we have a great chairman. . And a business plan that will drive us on to be premier league contenders for Europe. . . We are going to build from the academy with quality experience to bring them on. . By by QPR. . . Your gonna follow Pompey into oblivion. . . Saints are only going up and we are gonna shake that tree!!!!. . . Coyrs!!!

saintshorse101 says...
12:29am Fri 1 Feb 13

three halves wrote:
saintshorse101 wrote:
three halves wrote:
St Retford wrote: Is something big happening at the Etihad? Our new head of PR had just retweeted something about a "very special Spanish guest"?
zzzzz knobhead
three brain cells you cant just look in the mirror and post what you see, you should post constructive comments. hows the "i`ve never been to sms" boycot going btw? still not ever been? oh dear. bringing mp in is not the same as jan poortvliet, at that point we were in the championship, had no money and were on the verge of admin and unlike other teams we were using our youth team players instead of stealing from charities to pay for expensive players that we couldnt afford! whereas now we have some of the best young players in the prem, young english players like shaw and clyne and lalla and cork etc, we also have exciting internationals like £12mill gaston. yes we could have spent lots of money but that might not have worked either, villa have done next to nothing as have reading, wigan and norwich. newcastle have brought half of france and qpr have done their normal business.
Your point is ?
well my point to you, as you couldnt get it first time round is, it is very easy to boycot somewhere you have never been or will ever go! i dont know how you didnt get that first time round? oh and 1 word abusive posts are not constructive, do you get it now?

saintshorse101 says...
1:04am Fri 1 Feb 13

wheres seed been tonight then? down sms trying to sort out some signings? come on seed tell us what happend.
lol

Red n White says...
1:24am Fri 1 Feb 13

Littleton-Saint wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
slugger wrote:
Who was it above that said "Cortese lacks ambition" ? ........ nearly dropped my beer when I read that .......... I doubt that there's a more ambitious chairman in the whole football league !
Talking ambitiously is one thing - walking that talk is another. Like it or not, football is governed by cash.
Saints will have to spend a lot more and improve this squad if they are to achieve Cortese's ambitions. Gambling on a positive but unproven manager and hoping that that will achieve top six football is just that - a gamble, just like when Lowelife appointed Poortvliet to put on the Ritz with our youth players!!

I hope I'm proved wrong, but there's too much talk and not enough walk with Cortese - the lack of spending in this window proves that. Actions not words are what count.
Littleton...a minor skunt wum liked your comment earlier...I think that sums it up really.

Football is governed by cash...yes...but we are trying to do it a different way. Employ from within...create our own talent...QPR's short term tactics will fail...just watch and see!
It's all relative - we are in the Prem and should stay up this season, but we're a long way off Cortese's dream. I'm not sure that the Academy is sole the answer. We need one or two really top flight additions.

At least the Skates are heading where they belong which is non-league football. I can't really complain.
I'd hope we'll stay up, but if we'd thrown money around and fail to stay up, as fans we'll no doubt have to pay more for our season tickets next year than we are this year to attempt to cover some of the missing expenditure. I think Cortese will make more transfers in the summer depending on what league we're in. At the moment our squad should be good enough to stay up, we've just got to start winning rather than drawing.

randre says...
1:34am Fri 1 Feb 13

Some people are quite unbelievable.

Southampton have spent near on £35 million this season. Nicola Cortese rescued the club from the brink by introducing us to Markus liebherr.

Some moron above said why can't saints break the world transfer record? Are you living on planet earth?

Not many clubs have spent big this transfer window, as prices are over the top. QPR have bought in a few players who will earn good money, but to be honest, they are not worth it in my opinion.

Saints have a good squad, the fact that we spent another 4 million on a defender is testament to where we are as a club.

Most clubs have spent wisely except Harry and his free spending antics, which could backfire big time for them.

We have a manager who seems tactically aware and confident of improving players by working with them.

For the fans expecting more money spent remember we have invested more than 30 million on players this season. Plus the academy. Now remember back to what it was like when we suffered relegation and administration from the championship before our new regime. I think some people forget easily how far we have come. Ungrateful plastic fans need to remember!!

If you want glory and a club who spends millions upon millions then go and support man city. Oh hold on, they never signed anyone today either!!

I am fed up with some of the ungrateful plastic fans who forget where this club has come from over the last 4 years,

That's all.

saintand266 says...
5:22am Fri 1 Feb 13

Maybe we could have got another player or two in, but to be honest I'm not bothered that we didn't, I'm glad NC and MP haven't gone down the Redknapp avenue and just acted likree a kid in a sweetshop , we proved Wednesday night we have enough quality to get results .After we stay up I'm pretty sure MP will give NC a list of players he wants to strengthen the squad.

saintand266 says...
5:28am Fri 1 Feb 13

Disappointed we didn't manage to sign Kieron Dyer though.

J7junctionseven says...
6:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL....
.(L)
FOADP

J7junctionseven says...
6:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
no new players
prob no money
prob be relegated
no stadium expansion
players will lose confidence
injuries will weaken the squad
prob be relegated
manager will leave
players will leave
shaw,lallana off
fairweather fans will leave
cortese will leave
fans will start crying again
no more trophies,
- not even micky mouse ones
no more singing at low volume
young players wil go to another academy
prob sell the academy
players will go to pompey
matt le tissier will buy the club with his mates
matt will get you relegated again
people will start going to church again in southampton
but nobody loves you anymore
cos cortese has turned England against you

southampton - hants no2
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL....
.(L)
FOADP

Velleity says...
7:42am Fri 1 Feb 13

thomasupton wrote:
Velleity wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
saintkenny wrote:
thomasupton wrote:
That's it then try and stay up on the cheap again. Proves Adkins wasn't a yes man.
cortesse said they were still speaking .maybe nigel wanted more players .but he was well backed by cortesse with cash millions .but some have not come off ,and he did not want to give anymore .we paid 12 for gaston 7 for jay and more lot of cash for saints .prior to this season .the record for delap way back in 2000 .so no surprises really.maybe nicola thought nigel was not getting the best out of the squad.another point is the manager has only had 2 weeks not long enough really 10 days with the squad ,no point in buying when you dont know whats your best and worst
All the teams below have bought players, doesn't add up with what Cortese said about Adkins. It's still Adkins and Pardews team at the end of the day.
I seem to recall that not so long ago you were attacking NA by saying it was Pardew's team. Keep up the good work!
Thought you'd be along to defend Cortese as usual. Mark my words now, He will destroy this team the same as Lowe. Adkins was sacked because he wasn't a yes man.
Cortese wasn't even mentioned or relevant to the point in any way whatsoever - Your obsessions are showing, Thomas.

So, you didn't really answer my point, which was about your use of the "It's not his team" attack, which you used against NA. You're now using his name to make the very same argument against MP. Keep up the good work!

J7junctionseven says...
7:55am Fri 1 Feb 13

randre wrote:
Some people are quite unbelievable.

Southampton have spent near on £35 million this season. Nicola Cortese rescued the club from the brink by introducing us to Markus liebherr.

Some moron above said why can't saints break the world transfer record? Are you living on planet earth?

Not many clubs have spent big this transfer window, as prices are over the top. QPR have bought in a few players who will earn good money, but to be honest, they are not worth it in my opinion.

Saints have a good squad, the fact that we spent another 4 million on a defender is testament to where we are as a club.

Most clubs have spent wisely except Harry and his free spending antics, which could backfire big time for them.

We have a manager who seems tactically aware and confident of improving players by working with them.

For the fans expecting more money spent remember we have invested more than 30 million on players this season. Plus the academy. Now remember back to what it was like when we suffered relegation and administration from the championship before our new regime. I think some people forget easily how far we have come. Ungrateful plastic fans need to remember!!

If you want glory and a club who spends millions upon millions then go and support man city. Oh hold on, they never signed anyone today either!!

I am fed up with some of the ungrateful plastic fans who forget where this club has come from over the last 4 years,

That's all.
That's it in a nutshell!!
COYR FOADP

Clemster says...
7:58am Fri 1 Feb 13

J7junctionseven wrote:
randre wrote:
Some people are quite unbelievable.

Southampton have spent near on £35 million this season. Nicola Cortese rescued the club from the brink by introducing us to Markus liebherr.

Some moron above said why can't saints break the world transfer record? Are you living on planet earth?

Not many clubs have spent big this transfer window, as prices are over the top. QPR have bought in a few players who will earn good money, but to be honest, they are not worth it in my opinion.

Saints have a good squad, the fact that we spent another 4 million on a defender is testament to where we are as a club.

Most clubs have spent wisely except Harry and his free spending antics, which could backfire big time for them.

We have a manager who seems tactically aware and confident of improving players by working with them.

For the fans expecting more money spent remember we have invested more than 30 million on players this season. Plus the academy. Now remember back to what it was like when we suffered relegation and administration from the championship before our new regime. I think some people forget easily how far we have come. Ungrateful plastic fans need to remember!!

If you want glory and a club who spends millions upon millions then go and support man city. Oh hold on, they never signed anyone today either!!

I am fed up with some of the ungrateful plastic fans who forget where this club has come from over the last 4 years,

That's all.
That's it in a nutshell!!
COYR FOADP
Couldn't agree more with you!

Clever Dick says...
8:18am Fri 1 Feb 13

randre wrote:
Some people are quite unbelievable.

Southampton have spent near on £35 million this season. Nicola Cortese rescued the club from the brink by introducing us to Markus liebherr.

Some moron above said why can't saints break the world transfer record? Are you living on planet earth?

Not many clubs have spent big this transfer window, as prices are over the top. QPR have bought in a few players who will earn good money, but to be honest, they are not worth it in my opinion.

Saints have a good squad, the fact that we spent another 4 million on a defender is testament to where we are as a club.

Most clubs have spent wisely except Harry and his free spending antics, which could backfire big time for them.

We have a manager who seems tactically aware and confident of improving players by working with them.

For the fans expecting more money spent remember we have invested more than 30 million on players this season. Plus the academy. Now remember back to what it was like when we suffered relegation and administration from the championship before our new regime. I think some people forget easily how far we have come. Ungrateful plastic fans need to remember!!

If you want glory and a club who spends millions upon millions then go and support man city. Oh hold on, they never signed anyone today either!!

I am fed up with some of the ungrateful plastic fans who forget where this club has come from over the last 4 years,

That's all.
Harry got Samba who is a good CH but not worth £100k a week. The likes of Jenas and others wouldn't even be warming the bench in our squad.If he keeps them up it'll be a bigger miracle than keeping the corrupt Skunts up. Only difference this time would be that he's wasting QPRs money........not the taxpayers and local charities and businesses

Strasbourg Saint says...
8:35am Fri 1 Feb 13

MGRA wrote:
SaintMark wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
Like!
pardon me but in the 'window' he has late loaned out three players ( to offload wages ) and got in.... NO ONE. it appears he is not as ambitious as Harry. (some may say)
Yep, as usual, MGRA, you're absolutely right - we got in .... NO ONE. Oh, but then again, Veg Forren, of course.

To the moaners above, what a pile of tripe you spout! Those unhappy with things and saying that we should have spent millions more - like some clubs - should pop down the M27 and take a look at how things are going these days in Goldsmith Avenue.

The first important thing is to strengthen, which, with Veg, is almost certainly the case. The second important thing is to ensure that there is minimal disruption to what's already moving forward (my main concern with changing managers). If bringing in 5 players with a common (foreign) language (NUFC) or telling the press the players you currently have are not good enough and so trying to buy in an entire new team (QPR) isn't disruptive, I don't know what is.

I'd have loved one more (world class) signing but I'm really chuffed to have a team that can run rings round the champions elect and to have money in the bank ready for when we have the chance to get the right next player in at the RIGHT price.

OSPREYSAINT says...
8:36am Fri 1 Feb 13

MGRA wrote:
SaintMark wrote:
Baddesley Bill wrote:
Littleton-Saint wrote:
So much for Cortese's ambition:
he appoints a manager who has achieved nothing to date in his coaching carreer; he brings in only one player in the window when we needed a further goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder and striker. Is Potchettino the new Jan Poortvliet?
That is something we can only judge at season's end....in the meantime...COYR and bring on the 3pts at Wigan!
Like!
pardon me but in the 'window' he has late loaned out three players ( to offload wages ) and got in.... NO ONE. it appears he is not as ambitious as Harry. (some may say)
Your post is a bit confusing, you don't need a pardon, as I don't think you have done anything illegal. As far as the 'loan outs' are concerned are you for the moves, or against them? How does the payment of wages work out, is it always the Club that takes the player on that pay their wages? Isn't it good to get some of these players out, to get them some playing time, or alternatively putting them into the shop window if we no longer think they will be part of the future? It is far too early to judge whether MoPo is ambitious or not, whatever, we have to go with what we have got to see the Season out, personally I think we are a bit on the weak side, squad wise, but hopefully Fonte and Guly will be back soon which will help. Knock Harry if you like, but if he gets QPR out of the mire by what he has done, some people will have to eat their words, hopefully it won't come to that or even matter. Our prime objective is 17th or better, we move on from there.

st1halo says...
11:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

randre wrote:
Some people are quite unbelievable.

Southampton have spent near on £35 million this season. Nicola Cortese rescued the club from the brink by introducing us to Markus liebherr.

Some moron above said why can't saints break the world transfer record? Are you living on planet earth?

Not many clubs have spent big this transfer window, as prices are over the top. QPR have bought in a few players who will earn good money, but to be honest, they are not worth it in my opinion.

Saints have a good squad, the fact that we spent another 4 million on a defender is testament to where we are as a club.

Most clubs have spent wisely except Harry and his free spending antics, which could backfire big time for them.

We have a manager who seems tactically aware and confident of improving players by working with them.

For the fans expecting more money spent remember we have invested more than 30 million on players this season. Plus the academy. Now remember back to what it was like when we suffered relegation and administration from the championship before our new regime. I think some people forget easily how far we have come. Ungrateful plastic fans need to remember!!

If you want glory and a club who spends millions upon millions then go and support man city. Oh hold on, they never signed anyone today either!!

I am fed up with some of the ungrateful plastic fans who forget where this club has come from over the last 4 years,

That's all.
Agree mate. It's something that seems symptomatic in football fans these days, not just here.
Yesterday I went on some Man U threads to see what they were saying about us after the game. Couldnt believe they were actually moaning about the way they have been playing this season. It would seem being 7 points clear and pretty much nailed on to win the premiership is just not enough these days!??
Whatever a club achieve it seems that some fans' expectations will constantly outpace reality.


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