Pochettino was right not to spend

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

by Adam Leitch , Chief Sports Writer Updated on in Sport

As Saints fans wake up the morning after transfer deadline day, things look pretty much exactly the same at their club as they were before – and why not?

Mauricio Pochettino has had that vital away time to assess his new squad in Barcelona and has clearly come to the conclusion he has what he requires to keep Saints up.

In truth, whatever you may think about whether that will or won’t happen, his logic is understandable.

Saints have strength in depth in their squad.

There was no need whatsoever to waste money on a player to merely provide cover for a position as they have at least two options for every role.

It could be argued that in a few of them the quality would slide slightly if the first choice was ruled out for whatever reason, but even the biggest clubs with the most cash struggle to counter that problem.

Saints had to get at least one centre half in this window, and they did in Vegard Forren.

The only reason for Pochettino to have dipped into the transfer market yesterday was if he could sign somebody that would instantly improve the Saints first team.

And for that to happen it would almost certainly have meant spending a lot of cash, including an inflated January transfer window fee of course, and nudging out a player who has done well for the club.

Where exactly would you do that?

Some fans were hoping for a goalkeeper, but no club needs four first choice stoppers.

In defence the Forren signing gives them strength, and in midfield there are a plethora of options.

Most of the players to have been linked with Saints have been attacking talents.

Sign one of those and you are looking at leaving out two of Adam Lallana, Gaston Ramirez, Jason Puncheon and Jay Rodriguez.

Even the back up for the man you take for granted as always being there, Rickie Lambert, is reasonable with Rodriguez able to slot in as well as Emmanuel Mayuka, Guly and Tadanari Lee.

Quite simply, it was a window where Saints didn’t really need to splash the cash.

They have enjoyed an upturn in form leading into the window which meant there was little pressure to spend.

They are the team that have been looking like pulling further away from the drop zone.

There was no need for them to panic buy half a new team, or splash out on a player or two in the desperate hope they prove to be the difference between success and failure come the final reckoning.

What we will never know, of course, is whether there was money to spend.

There was obviously interest in Philippe Coutinho but Inter Milan have cooled talk that a formal bid was actually offered by Saints.

It seems more likely it was informal talks surrounding a fee.

There has been a theory that any spending in the January window would be a good indicator of Saints’ finances, but that isn’t really the case.

When that theory first started coming together following the mysterious, largely unquestioned and unexplained document lodged with Companies House some months ago, there was a sense of worry.

Many thought with the team struggling at that stage and Saints seemingly going to be in a position where they needed considerable January strengthening the amount spent, or not, would be an accurate barometer.

As it has turned out, that hasn’t really been the case. Saints can fully justify their lack of spending in January.

And, looking at it from the sidelines, you have to conclude that, while it might be headline grabbing or exciting, they have made the correct decisions on this one ...

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8:21am Fri 1 Feb 13 lambo83 says…

3 points tommorrow please

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8:30am Fri 1 Feb 13 THEirishSAINT says…

Imo we did not need a new keeper boruc is top draw.. Just needed some game time. The save from rvp header was prob 1 the greatest saves iv evr seen.. Yes he has his crazty moments but overall very decent gk.. 3 pjits tomoro and we b doing well....COYR.. Ps any1 play fifa13 ps3.. If so add me my psn is .. Etzmc ..

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8:32am Fri 1 Feb 13 mbetts says…

If we keep up the tempo and learn to finish off our possession we'll be ok, why haven't we given Mayuka a run out yet?

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8:35am Fri 1 Feb 13 THEirishSAINT says…

Imo we did not need a new keeper boruc is top draw.. Just needed some game time. The save from rvp header was prob 1 the greatest saves iv evr seen.. Yes he has his crazty moments but overall very decent gk.. 3 pjits tomoro and we b doing well....COYR.. Ps any1 play fifa13 ps3.. If so add me my psn is .. Etzmc ..

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8:39am Fri 1 Feb 13 devonsaint2 says…

mbetts wrote…

If we keep up the tempo and learn to finish off our possession we'll be ok, why haven't we given Mayuka a run out yet?

he's inAfrica

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8:40am Fri 1 Feb 13 saintmac says…

Agree.Don't want to be like QPR who I think will now spiral into debt and relegation. However, we must learn to take our chances in front of goal and MP will address this problem. For Wigan I think Adam and Luke will start and Forren will come off the bench.

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8:40am Fri 1 Feb 13 saintmac says…

Agree.Don't want to be like QPR who I think will now spiral into debt and relegation. However, we must learn to take our chances in front of goal and MP will address this problem. For Wigan I think Adam and Luke will start and Forren will come off the bench.

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8:40am Fri 1 Feb 13 Readeano says…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

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8:40am Fri 1 Feb 13 simon templar experience says…

A little disappointed a player was,nt purchased but not surprised MP has,nt had any real time to gauge the depth or real quality of the squad anyone heard anything about Billy Sharpe

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8:42am Fri 1 Feb 13 Scillysaint says…

Lets just get on with it, a job to do and i think a good job will be done ! Coys

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8:44am Fri 1 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Just a quick thank you to the Echo for yesterday's vigil. Along with some amusing posts, you managed to keep the thread fun despite the lack of activity. It's just a pity it got taken over late on by those who seem to wish they were QPR fans. I'd hate to be their financial adviser. So, the manager and chairman have backed the players, let's do the same. Big one tomorrow - COYR!

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8:44am Fri 1 Feb 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

Daily Echo in positive story about Saints Shock. 'I am shocked and disgusted' claims a shocked and disgusted Saints Fan

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8:46am Fri 1 Feb 13 merrysaint says…

Our delivery from corners needs to improve. We've got some great aerial players. They need better service from corners so we can really pressurize in the box. imo

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8:49am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.

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8:53am Fri 1 Feb 13 Puddletown Saint says…

So help me now I am going to build two squads We will then realise our strength in depth Please say if I missed any: Boruc Clyne Shaw Jose Forren Spider Cork Adam Punch Gaston Rickie Gazza Rich Fox Yos Jos Davis JWP Guly Lee Maka Jay Davis Chaplow Butters Not Bad 2-1 Tomorrom PLEASE

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8:54am Fri 1 Feb 13 SaintAsh1964 says…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

Why is this a wasted story/article? They're just stating that we probably have enough to see us to the end of the season, and then MP's expertise in the European market will hopefully kick in and unearth some Gems for next season when we challenge for a top eight place. Act in haste and repent in leisure or something like that.

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8:54am Fri 1 Feb 13 redsnapper says…

Good article Adam!! Is this the first positive step in the DE efforts to get back into the clubs good books? And get some real SFC news rather than pasting crap form the red tops, or interviewing only Saints dinosaurs from 1976? And I agree the Saints squad look to me to be one of the most together (thanks to NA) and focussed and determined in the league so what we have will do the business. Compare with yesterdays joke deadline day where another bunch of mercenaries turned up in West London and Peter O , obviously led by the nose by Arry was made to look the thickest player on the planet LOL!!

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8:55am Fri 1 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.

Deep.

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8:57am Fri 1 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?

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8:57am Fri 1 Feb 13 tomw1234 says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.

Yeah....I agree...

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8:58am Fri 1 Feb 13 olddellsaint says…

Heard something in the pub last night, this chap is a City fan, and what he said cheered me up no end, he was talking about the fixtures next week and said; "OH s**t we got Southampton the new up and coming Utd", sorry had to share this, is this the plane we are heading with Mr Cortesse and Co

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9:02am Fri 1 Feb 13 simon templar experience says…

mbetts wrote…

If we keep up the tempo and learn to finish off our possession we'll be ok, why haven't we given Mayuka a run out yet?

He,s with the zambian squad at the african nations cup

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9:10am Fri 1 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

The article is just fine and lays out the background well. So that's an A star to end the week with. I really hope we show what we are capable of tomorrow because we should thump Wigan by a clear two goal margin with our team. This squad is at least good enough to make the top half of the league by the end of the season.

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9:12am Fri 1 Feb 13 jerseysaint says…

I agree with no more signings, keep the tight squad together and it will reap dividends, unlike QPR who have panic signed Pompi all over again i think. If go forbid we do go down we may only lose Ramirez.

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9:14am Fri 1 Feb 13 Electrostar says…

I think Butland at £3.5m was a bargain and would liked to have him as our starting goalie not entirely convinced with Boruc yet.

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9:14am Fri 1 Feb 13 mike saint says…

I am realy disappointed we didnt buy any players yesterday. What was the point of sacking Nigel Adkins if were not going to make any Major signings? All the other teams in the relegation battle have made more signings. God help use if we Lose to Wigan on saturday. Relegation now looks odds on.

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9:15am Fri 1 Feb 13 Clever Dick says…

It's quite interesting that there were no apparent rumours re- any of our regular 1st teamers. I expect NC told a few enquirers where to go. I see the Gooners had to spend £12mill. to get a left back. Bet Wenger's not happy that we can't be bullied any more!!

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9:15am Fri 1 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

tomw1234 wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Yeah....I agree...

I said earlier that was "deep" .. a bit sarcy so I apologise. On reflection this comment is a very Adkins-ish way of looking at things, I like it. It reminds a little of those management training courses where you are taught that there are no problems, just opportunities for improvement, and there are no failures, just different levels of attainment. Either way we should be winning games now against teams like Wigan. The impetus and confidence from the Utd game should still be with us so I'm expecting good things.

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9:18am Fri 1 Feb 13 noodlesnewman says…

the sacking of adkins was crazy at this point of the season , thought the new guy was gonna bring in coutinho etc with all his contacts , saints cant score in a brothel at mo ! if ricky gets injured we re in trouble ,i m fed up with every saying what a great performance against the big teams such as chelsea arsenal , man u ,everton, ect but we always say this we need some wins , we aint gonna stay up on draws , anything other than 3 points at wigan and were in deep deep trouble . on your head cortese if we go down !

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9:18am Fri 1 Feb 13 noodlesnewman says…

the sacking of adkins was crazy at this point of the season , thought the new guy was gonna bring in coutinho etc with all his contacts , saints cant score in a brothel at mo ! if ricky gets injured we re in trouble ,i m fed up with every saying what a great performance against the big teams such as chelsea arsenal , man u ,everton, ect but we always say this we need some wins , we aint gonna stay up on draws , anything other than 3 points at wigan and were in deep deep trouble . on your head cortese if we go down !

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9:23am Fri 1 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

TREIZE

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9:26am Fri 1 Feb 13 White and red till dead says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?

One of the reasons MP was brought in was because of his strong work with youth and bringing youth players into the first team. Having a more European mindset is obviously another but it is not necessarily to bring in European players, rather to have the current team thinking and playing more along those lines.

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9:28am Fri 1 Feb 13 Rgorrack says…

We needed someone who can displace Puncheon he is ok but had we brought class in this position I would have been a lot happier, this for me is the only area we need to strengthen, some might say he has been our best player but the amount of time he has got himself in to great positions and failed to capitalize, Is a worry for me! He is the kinda player you have as back up to a better version.

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9:28am Fri 1 Feb 13 Rgorrack says…

We needed someone who can displace Puncheon he is ok but had we brought class in this position I would have been a lot happier, this for me is the only area we need to strengthen, some might say he has been our best player but the amount of time he has got himself in to great positions and failed to capitalize, Is a worry for me! He is the kinda player you have as back up to a better version.

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9:28am Fri 1 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Well said Adam. This makes up for that absolute pile of bilge of a comment piece that Simon Carter wrote the other day. You should have his job.

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9:29am Fri 1 Feb 13 tennisaint says…

This is the first mistake I hope it's the last as if we donor get 6 points out of the next 5 games we will be back in the drop zone. We cannot have a dip at this stage of the season. With player leaving I was hopeful of at lease one more class player joining us. Lets hope I am wrong

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9:30am Fri 1 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Rgorrack wrote…

We needed someone who can displace Puncheon he is ok but had we brought class in this position I would have been a lot happier, this for me is the only area we need to strengthen, some might say he has been our best player but the amount of time he has got himself in to great positions and failed to capitalize, Is a worry for me! He is the kinda player you have as back up to a better version.

He sh1ts when he wants! He sh1ts when he wants! Jason Puncheon! He sh1ts when he wants!

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9:31am Fri 1 Feb 13 50 Years A Supporter says…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

Totally agree with above post! The squad overall does not look top class in depth and a couple of key signings were needed. Ah well don't say I didn't warn you!

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9:32am Fri 1 Feb 13 SFCOLDBOY says…

Time to forget this transfer mallarky. WE,VE GOT A BIG MATCH ON TOMMOROW. It,s gonna be a long trip but after the great display on Wednesday I can go to watch with great expectation. Time to get behind the management and team once more. It will be great to be with our fantastic away support again,no moaners and groaners there, we will all be positive whatever the outcome. You'll hear me on Solent if you listen. COME ON YOU SAINTS.

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9:34am Fri 1 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!

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9:37am Fri 1 Feb 13 szent8 says…

A Chairman's guide to a successful transfer window. Sack your manager during the window ensuring that no one will sign for you. This will allow you to keep your cheque book secure in your safe. As for attracting big players from Europe the 'unwanted one' is all mouth and no trousers.

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9:44am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

szent8 wrote…

A Chairman's guide to a successful transfer window. Sack your manager during the window ensuring that no one will sign for you. This will allow you to keep your cheque book secure in your safe. As for attracting big players from Europe the 'unwanted one' is all mouth and no trousers.

Cynical but valid point, I am keeping my cards close to my chest as it is a bit too early make these assumptions, time will tell.

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9:46am Fri 1 Feb 13 St Forlife says…

This does make the sacking of Adkins even more tasteless. MP knew weeks ago about the job and the players. He would have had timne to identify weaknesses he felt existed and target suitable new blood for the last few months of the season. It so transpires Adkins had picked good quality players after all. Clearly he had blended them into something worth keeping and holding on to. So probably Adkins was not good enough a motivator? Or perhaps he had no clue how to pick the best formation. Or perhaps his communication skills were carp! So best get a non English speaking coach in then and keep everythinbg the same - except perhaps he'll ask them to work a bit harder on the pitch! Sounds all a bit doolally to me!!

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9:56am Fri 1 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

PLAY LUKE SHAW when ever he is available for selection. Last game vs manure Alex F .. must have chuckled to himself when he saw our Defensive set up. Good play Second half and the well taken goal - BUT we need to be TAKING POINTS from manure. SAINTS FANS WERE AGAIN ON TOP AND WERE MAGNIFICENT. It is not the only issue that SAINTS have been prudent with finances - they still CAN IMPROVE with slotting in players with even more class ability. manure have a Strike Force of Rooney - RVP - and Chica ... Who ?? WE STILL NEED TO IMPROVE OUR STRIKE CAPABILITY. WE NEED TO REVIEW OUR DEFENSIVE LINE UP and more importantly - we need not to be conceding soft goals before the FIGHTBACK. NO FEAR. NO SURRENDER. WE GO TO WIGAN TO WIN and DOMINATE in their small stadium. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RF/RED ARMY 2013. WE FIGHT. WE WIN. COYR. STRIKE-FIGHT-WIN.

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9:59am Fri 1 Feb 13 Velleity says…

THEirishSAINT wrote…

Imo we did not need a new keeper boruc is top draw.. Just needed some game time. The save from rvp header was prob 1 the greatest saves iv evr seen.. Yes he has his crazty moments but overall very decent gk.. 3 pjits tomoro and we b doing well....COYR.. Ps any1 play fifa13 ps3.. If so add me my psn is .. Etzmc ..

Ref Boruc's save against RVP - look at it again and look at RVP's reaction - total disbelief. He was great all throught he game - he's terrific!

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10:00am Fri 1 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!

Yesterday, you showed your arrogant side; today you win 'post of the morning'. I totally agree. Just to add, re those saying that the reason for changing managers was somehow linked to getting players in during the window, I wonder if it has crossed your mind (and this is no more than a thought on my part) that some of our stars may have been a bit unhappy with Nigel and, had he still been here, thinking of getting their agents to spread their name around other clubs? Maybe the best part about this window is that no stars left and were not even rumoured to be leaving (Shaw to the Emirates foster home, aside, I suppose). Out of interest, compared to us and Manure, for example, how much have QPR spent during the past 3 1/2 years? Anyone know?

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10:00am Fri 1 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Yeah, it's a real shame we didn't sign anyone in this window. If only we could have got a highly-rated young centre back in I'd be feeling a lot more confident about next season. O hang on - we did! Maybe we should stop worrying like a bunch of old women and go and support the team. I think the rest of the season under MP is going to be very, very exciting and we're going to knock over some decent teams.

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10:00am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!

Sensible approach, too many are quick to criticise, but slow to praise, and only time will reveal how right or wrong the decisions have been, as we cannot change anything now, we are stuck with it. All you can do is get behind the Club, the Team,and the Management and show your support as best as you can, but I think I may have said that before, so apologies if I appear to be a bit repetitive.

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10:02am Fri 1 Feb 13 EricMartin'sHat says…

Let's hope Wigan slip up at the WD40 Stadium tomorrow - COYS!

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10:04am Fri 1 Feb 13 noodlesnewman says…

SFCOLDBOY wrote…

Time to forget this transfer mallarky. WE,VE GOT A BIG MATCH ON TOMMOROW. It,s gonna be a long trip but after the great display on Wednesday I can go to watch with great expectation. Time to get behind the management and team once more. It will be great to be with our fantastic away support again,no moaners and groaners there, we will all be positive whatever the outcome. You'll hear me on Solent if you listen. COME ON YOU SAINTS.

fair play on the glass half full etcetc but we always raise our game for the big teams then sometimes look ordinary and struggle against the lesser teams such as villa they are awfull and we only just scraped 3 points , wigan beat us easilly a few months ago we never showed up , lets hope tomo s different ! if we lose we are in the mire up to our necks , nigel had come along way with these boys and its probably fair to say the boys looked up to nigel he could pick em up and put em together again after a loss lets hope a guy that barely speaks our languge and barely has any bond what so ever with the boys can do what nigel did with em . lets see what happens when mauricio s honeymoon periods over . 3 points tomo or we in freefall !!

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10:11am Fri 1 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

noodlesnewman wrote…

SFCOLDBOY wrote…

Time to forget this transfer mallarky. WE,VE GOT A BIG MATCH ON TOMMOROW. It,s gonna be a long trip but after the great display on Wednesday I can go to watch with great expectation. Time to get behind the management and team once more. It will be great to be with our fantastic away support again,no moaners and groaners there, we will all be positive whatever the outcome. You'll hear me on Solent if you listen. COME ON YOU SAINTS.
fair play on the glass half full etcetc but we always raise our game for the big teams then sometimes look ordinary and struggle against the lesser teams such as villa they are awfull and we only just scraped 3 points , wigan beat us easilly a few months ago we never showed up , lets hope tomo s different ! if we lose we are in the mire up to our necks , nigel had come along way with these boys and its probably fair to say the boys looked up to nigel he could pick em up and put em together again after a loss lets hope a guy that barely speaks our languge and barely has any bond what so ever with the boys can do what nigel did with em . lets see what happens when mauricio s honeymoon periods over . 3 points tomo or we in freefall !!

Let's hope the guy who doesn't speak English and who has no bond whatsoever can do more with than Nigel did.

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10:11am Fri 1 Feb 13 Lone Ranger. says…

50 Years A Supporter wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Totally agree with above post! The squad overall does not look top class in depth and a couple of key signings were needed. Ah well don't say I didn't warn you!

Any chance of coming back at the end of the season and admitting you were wrong !!

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10:11am Fri 1 Feb 13 mack chinnon says…

At least we didnt sign Beckham.

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10:14am Fri 1 Feb 13 St Retford says…

EricMartin'sHat wrote…

Let's hope Wigan slip up at the WD40 Stadium tomorrow - COYS!

Ole!

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10:15am Fri 1 Feb 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.

"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please

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10:16am Fri 1 Feb 13 EricMartin'sHat says…

mack chinnon wrote…

At least we didnt sign Beckham.

Who?

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10:17am Fri 1 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!
Sensible approach, too many are quick to criticise, but slow to praise, and only time will reveal how right or wrong the decisions have been, as we cannot change anything now, we are stuck with it. All you can do is get behind the Club, the Team,and the Management and show your support as best as you can, but I think I may have said that before, so apologies if I appear to be a bit repetitive.

Well said OSPers! People are too quick to start drawing conclusions. No one can be sure but I've got a feeling that our points haul will be improve from the first half of the season. And with ostensibly the same group of players and a new manager starting from scratch, I believe you'll see a much improved team with an attacking approach to games. The players have now had 5 months to acclimatise to the Premiership and if Poch lives up to his reputation of fielding attack minded teams, I think it will suit our existing squad of players. But again it comes back to what you originally said, it's too early to judge anything!

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10:22am Fri 1 Feb 13 three halves says…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.

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10:25am Fri 1 Feb 13 up saints says…

without reading all the posts above this squad is good enough to keep us up thats all i wanted this season

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10:32am Fri 1 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

Adding to what OSPREY said about reserving judgement, we have to be mindful that usually when a new manager is appointed there is usually a few games where the team's performances and results show improvement, a bit of a bounce if you please.

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10:32am Fri 1 Feb 13 SaintMax says…

Look what happens when us blokes shop on Christmas Eve last minute? All that's left is the carp stuff nobody wanted or the over priced stuff that the mrs didn't really want in the first place! Just like the Jan window, if u don't get something early then best not waste your money on last minute desperation .. AKA QPR! Did we all see how MP had the same team playing second half Man U? Sorry but Nigel never managed sustained pressure in numbers for the whole game. AND his substitutions were genius.

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10:35am Fri 1 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

"there are" not "there is"

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10:36am Fri 1 Feb 13 saintand266 says…

Signing players in the Jan window is a risky proposition, there are not many quality English players available so is it worth signing three or four foreign players who may not settle in for a month or two ? Surely it is best to bring in faces that MP wants in the summer when they get a bit more time to settle and gel with the squad.

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10:39am Fri 1 Feb 13 One Heart....One Vision says…

Excelent report....what a refreshingly good read. Well done...bravo 10/10...

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10:40am Fri 1 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

THEirishSAINT wrote…

Imo we did not need a new keeper boruc is top draw.. Just needed some game time. The save from rvp header was prob 1 the greatest saves iv evr seen.. Yes he has his crazty moments but overall very decent gk.. 3 pjits tomoro and we b doing well....COYR.. Ps any1 play fifa13 ps3.. If so add me my psn is .. Etzmc ..

Spot on .........amazing Save !

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10:46am Fri 1 Feb 13 talbot says…

yes we need goalkeeper

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10:48am Fri 1 Feb 13 SO50 Saint says…

Dear me we do have some worriers amongst our ranks. Like has already been mentioned it was good that our prize assets weren't taken from us. Although it would have been nice to get a player in, I don't buy into when people say everyone around us has strengthened as bar QPR i don't think they have and if you wanted to strengthen the QPR way you must have supported Pompey a few years back

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10:49am Fri 1 Feb 13 Readeano says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?

Yeah he stated thats one of the reasons because of his contacts in europe

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10:54am Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

mike saint wrote…

I am realy disappointed we didnt buy any players yesterday. What was the point of sacking Nigel Adkins if were not going to make any Major signings? All the other teams in the relegation battle have made more signings. God help use if we Lose to Wigan on saturday. Relegation now looks odds on.

Have you been listening to your Leonard Cohen records again Mike? The glass may be half full. Hallelujah

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10:56am Fri 1 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

Readeano wrote…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?
Yeah he stated thats one of the reasons because of his contacts in europe

Watch this space in the Summer ..... he will ! Who out of the side that played at Spam U would you drop ???? Yes ........ Hence no ''Harry , spend his money and if it doesn't work out '' leave !! panic buying .........

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11:00am Fri 1 Feb 13 promised land says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please

I think we must start thinking about another rival club after pfc are finished. Cherries would be the obvious choice, but a regular opponent would be preferred, Reading seem the only likely candidate ? Plus they remind me of the skates. full of acting cockneys.

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11:14am Fri 1 Feb 13 milton road says…

Before the start of the season NA said quite clearly, we will buy in the summer but not in feb. Excluding wages we have spent around 28mil on players including Forren. So I guess we have a bonus. I don't think at this point MP's appointment was about transfers. It was about a faster more positive style, more in the line of Barca. You could not accuse NA of being negative, but there is definately drive and passion about the new style. I do think we have missed an opportunity to strengthen the squad. Everyone around us has strengthened quite considerably and there are some very good players come in at those clubs. We may regret our lack of spending in this window come the end of the season. it depends on if we can enforce our play on other teams and take the many chances we create. 21 attempts at M Utd's goal and only one in. Wigan have one won out of 10 and we have won 2. It will be tight and nervy tomorrow. . I think one of the reasons NA got the sack because we drew too many games with the balance of play we should of won.If MP cannot change that we will probably go down.Lol and we will probably have a new manager and maybe new owners.

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11:14am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

Adding to what OSPREY said about reserving judgement, we have to be mindful that usually when a new manager is appointed there is usually a few games where the team's performances and results show improvement, a bit of a bounce if you please.

Absolutely, it has often worked against us in the past perhaps it is our time to turn the tables.

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11:16am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.

Don't you wish that your lot had a saviour? Well sorry it doesn't appear that you pray in the right places and it isn't going to happen.

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11:20am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please

You just seem to be getting worse at what you are worse at, subtle difference.

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11:22am Fri 1 Feb 13 Jesus_02 says…

Electrostar wrote…

I think Butland at £3.5m was a bargain and would liked to have him as our starting goalie not entirely convinced with Boruc yet.

Stoke have made a good signing but have loaned him straight back to Brum for a reason. RE Boruc - did you see the save he made against Man U? He was pant wettingly bad to start with but has proved himself in recent weeks.

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11:24am Fri 1 Feb 13 Jesus_02 says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please
You just seem to be getting worse at what you are worse at, subtle difference.

I d settle for second this season, but we should be aiming to win the devision in 3 years :)

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11:29am Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........

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11:29am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Everyone was calling for a CB to strenghthen the defence, we got one in Forren, everyone was calling for a GK when we already had the answer within, maybe there are other answers within, so we didn't need to make any rash purchases. First task is survival, next task to is to step up to the next level of the mission.

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11:35am Fri 1 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

White and red till dead wrote…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?
One of the reasons MP was brought in was because of his strong work with youth and bringing youth players into the first team. Having a more European mindset is obviously another but it is not necessarily to bring in European players, rather to have the current team thinking and playing more along those lines.

This. Didn't Pocho say in an interview a few weeks ago that "first of all we will be looking at players coming through the academy"? We've offloaded a few of our fringe players on loan to get some regular football, which will hopefully help them improve (I'm thinking Steeeve in particular), got a bargain defender, which is exactly where we needed to strengthen and haven't lost any of the first team. Good business by the Don methinks. I'll get round to reading the Transfer thread a bit later, but now I'd better return to my day job...

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11:37am Fri 1 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

Missed a comma there. Apologies.

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11:39am Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........

There is a chance that the selfish attitude of not letting Hooper go to have a chance to improve his lot will backfire, just a thought. I am not sure if he would be good enough for an England call up, he won't get it at Celtic. We gave up a long time ago when we realised that we couldn't get blood out of stone. Playing in a League basically bereft of any quality is not very good for your future European excursions, they will just be short lived, enjoy them while you can. Our attitude towards our players is our business not yours, have your lot ever hounded players out through bigotted bias, I think if I delved deep enough I would find plenty, it is part of the rich tapestry of football supporting, no call to be judgemental when your own history is no different from any other.

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11:42am Fri 1 Feb 13 hedge end bob says…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!

Good post, never thought you could be so positive !!. IMO Boruc is showing great improvement in his game and confidence to what we first saw. The squad imo are good enough to keep us in this league, lets face it we were never going to win it this year no matter how many players we might of purchased. By the amount of players going out on loan, i think M.P. knows what senior players will be shipped out in the summer, and then will be the time to buy and bring through the young players from the under 21's. Three points tomorrow would give everyone on here a lift and maybe they would get behind SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB as one.

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11:44am Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Everyone was calling for a CB to strenghthen the defence, we got one in Forren, everyone was calling for a GK when we already had the answer within, maybe there are other answers within, so we didn't need to make any rash purchases. First task is survival, next task to is to step up to the next level of the mission.

The squad is good enough for survival, I am sure of that. Some of the players need to be shipped out in time, I'm also sure of that. You get ripped off in this transfer window for not necessarily the best available. The start of next season in the prem will be when Cortose releases the funds to go to the next level.

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11:45am Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........

You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)

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11:46am Fri 1 Feb 13 Velleity says…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.

LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL

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11:55am Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
There is a chance that the selfish attitude of not letting Hooper go to have a chance to improve his lot will backfire, just a thought. I am not sure if he would be good enough for an England call up, he won't get it at Celtic. We gave up a long time ago when we realised that we couldn't get blood out of stone. Playing in a League basically bereft of any quality is not very good for your future European excursions, they will just be short lived, enjoy them while you can. Our attitude towards our players is our business not yours, have your lot ever hounded players out through bigotted bias, I think if I delved deep enough I would find plenty, it is part of the rich tapestry of football supporting, no call to be judgemental when your own history is no different from any other.

"playing in a league basically bereft of any quality is not very good etc". Which makes our European achievements all the more remarkable so thanks for pointing that out. Please delve and report back about hounding plenty of players out. Or is that just b@llocks ?

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11:56am Fri 1 Feb 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Everyone was calling for a CB to strenghthen the defence, we got one in Forren, everyone was calling for a GK when we already had the answer within, maybe there are other answers within, so we didn't need to make any rash purchases. First task is survival, next task to is to step up to the next level of the mission.
The squad is good enough for survival, I am sure of that. Some of the players need to be shipped out in time, I'm also sure of that. You get ripped off in this transfer window for not necessarily the best available. The start of next season in the prem will be when Cortose releases the funds to go to the next level.

totally agree. the only club who really got the most benefit out of this transfer window was Man City getting rid of Ballotelli I'm holding out on my opinion of Forren until he gets some game time.

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11:56am Fri 1 Feb 13 three halves says…

Velleity wrote…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL

Are you trying to spell Lidl..

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12:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)

Ahh Beachy Bum. Right on time to confirm my first post. Celtic battered St Mirren but didn't get the result. That's what Cup football is all about and why we love it. Your fans have been having **** about being the best team at Old Trafford. Still got stuffed though eh ? Your two faces out on show again. EVERY team gets beaten now and again. Takes a really special one to sack good guys & wipe them from history, insult your heroes ( Hiya Jim ) and stop fans being interviewed. How many guesses do you want Mushie baby ?

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12:05pm Fri 1 Feb 13 saintand266 says…

three halves wrote…

Velleity wrote…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL
Are you trying to spell Lidl..

Lidl ? Is that the only place left where they can get players? I hear one of the shelf stackers is quite usefull

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12:05pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Sainty saint saint says…

mike saint wrote…

I am realy disappointed we didnt buy any players yesterday. What was the point of sacking Nigel Adkins if were not going to make any Major signings? All the other teams in the relegation battle have made more signings. God help use if we Lose to Wigan on saturday. Relegation now looks odds on.

"Relegation now looks odds on" Errmm... Do you know something the bookies don't? For example BET365 has Saints at 7/4, with Wigan at 5/4, QPR at 8/14, Villa at 8/14, and Reading at 1/2. Bookies tend to know a bit more than random 'fans', after all, they do make a living out of it.

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12:05pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)

Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)

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12:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
There is a chance that the selfish attitude of not letting Hooper go to have a chance to improve his lot will backfire, just a thought. I am not sure if he would be good enough for an England call up, he won't get it at Celtic. We gave up a long time ago when we realised that we couldn't get blood out of stone. Playing in a League basically bereft of any quality is not very good for your future European excursions, they will just be short lived, enjoy them while you can. Our attitude towards our players is our business not yours, have your lot ever hounded players out through bigotted bias, I think if I delved deep enough I would find plenty, it is part of the rich tapestry of football supporting, no call to be judgemental when your own history is no different from any other.
"playing in a league basically bereft of any quality is not very good etc". Which makes our European achievements all the more remarkable so thanks for pointing that out. Please delve and report back about hounding plenty of players out. Or is that just b@llocks ?

You know more about your Club than I do are you saying that your fans have always been a bunch of Mary Poppins? You have never had a single player that didn't fit? If that is so it defies all logic.

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12:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)

And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !

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12:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Confucious says…

These very frightening words might scare off the Jock...... Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries, melons, lemons - broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, leeks, cauliflower.

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12:23pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
There is a chance that the selfish attitude of not letting Hooper go to have a chance to improve his lot will backfire, just a thought. I am not sure if he would be good enough for an England call up, he won't get it at Celtic. We gave up a long time ago when we realised that we couldn't get blood out of stone. Playing in a League basically bereft of any quality is not very good for your future European excursions, they will just be short lived, enjoy them while you can. Our attitude towards our players is our business not yours, have your lot ever hounded players out through bigotted bias, I think if I delved deep enough I would find plenty, it is part of the rich tapestry of football supporting, no call to be judgemental when your own history is no different from any other.
"playing in a league basically bereft of any quality is not very good etc". Which makes our European achievements all the more remarkable so thanks for pointing that out. Please delve and report back about hounding plenty of players out. Or is that just b@llocks ?
You know more about your Club than I do are you saying that your fans have always been a bunch of Mary Poppins? You have never had a single player that didn't fit? If that is so it defies all logic.

Loads that didn't fit. NONE that we've booed minutes into their home debut. Or told to GTF before playing a game that season. PS You do realise that Mary Poppins was English, don't you ? Biggest insult you could give us......

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12:25pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Confucious wrote…

These very frightening words might scare off the Jock...... Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries, melons, lemons - broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, leeks, cauliflower.

Depends. Are they deep fried ?

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12:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

Think you're putting words in NC's mouth there Deano. The most sensible thing in your post is 'I know its early days'. Let's get the stabilisers off our bike first, then we can concentrate on becoming Bradley Wiggins! STID

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12:28pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

olddellsaint wrote…

Heard something in the pub last night, this chap is a City fan, and what he said cheered me up no end, he was talking about the fixtures next week and said; "OH s**t we got Southampton the new up and coming Utd", sorry had to share this, is this the plane we are heading with Mr Cortesse and Co

Love it! STID

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12:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

White and red till dead wrote…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?
One of the reasons MP was brought in was because of his strong work with youth and bringing youth players into the first team. Having a more European mindset is obviously another but it is not necessarily to bring in European players, rather to have the current team thinking and playing more along those lines.

Exactly. Finally, someone understanding the path we intend to follow! STID

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12:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !

Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)

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12:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

St Forlife wrote…

This does make the sacking of Adkins even more tasteless. MP knew weeks ago about the job and the players. He would have had timne to identify weaknesses he felt existed and target suitable new blood for the last few months of the season. It so transpires Adkins had picked good quality players after all. Clearly he had blended them into something worth keeping and holding on to. So probably Adkins was not good enough a motivator? Or perhaps he had no clue how to pick the best formation. Or perhaps his communication skills were carp! So best get a non English speaking coach in then and keep everythinbg the same - except perhaps he'll ask them to work a bit harder on the pitch! Sounds all a bit doolally to me!!

If you can't see the difference in tactics already, then you haven't been paying attention to the games. The key points in SFC's introduction statement for MoPo were his technical and tactical ability and man management skills. In the two games he has demonstrated an awareness that Nigel just didn't have. As nice a man as he was, Nigel was winging it. STID

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12:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........

Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID

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1:05pm Fri 1 Feb 13 milton road says…

Ach I Noo sounds decidedly fishy and the tartan skirt does fit in with the blue rinse lot down the road. Don't agree Nigel was winging it but the difference in style and tactics is clear.sthalo. As I said earlier I think NA paid the price for not enough wins from winnable positions and games we dominated.

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1:08pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID

So he scores in Europe but would struggle in the Prem. Yeah that sums up the typical Saints delusional fan who's been told by Hoops that he'd rather retire than go there. Hell hath no fury as a wee club scorned ! What have your silly club EVER achieved in the few times you've scraped into Europe ? Or are you just allergic to round 3 ? And by the way, to get to the semis you need to win some rounds first. Thought I'd better explain the rules as you won't ever find out by being there ! PS Does STID mean Shortchanged Till I Die ?

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1:11pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

hedge end bob wrote…

Bring back Branfoot wrote…

It's understandable that fans are disappointed that we haven't been more active in this transfer window, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, we have spent £30+ mill in the last six months! As I've said before, don't expect money on tap, the family aren't idiots. Nigel bought too many players who couldn't nail down regular first team places, that would not have been lost on NC and co. Too many were tried and then benched, no real vision just a lot of changing. The Goalkeepers being the perfect example! Secondly, Poch has had a little look at the squad and has probably told NC to hold off on spending more as he thinks we have enough talent to stay up. By doing this it gives him a better chance to evaluate the players at his disposal and to spend wisely in the summer. He's only been in charge for two matches! A player could have a purple patch and then be average for the rest of the season. Come July he'll have a much better idea as to just how consistent the players are and in what areas he wants to strengthen. It's good that we're not making knee jerk purchases, Poch and NC seem to be looking ahead to next season and want to weigh up their options, as far as who should go and who should come in. The future is very bright with NC at the helm and hopefully Poch lives up to the hype!
Good post, never thought you could be so positive !!. IMO Boruc is showing great improvement in his game and confidence to what we first saw. The squad imo are good enough to keep us in this league, lets face it we were never going to win it this year no matter how many players we might of purchased. By the amount of players going out on loan, i think M.P. knows what senior players will be shipped out in the summer, and then will be the time to buy and bring through the young players from the under 21's. Three points tomorrow would give everyone on here a lift and maybe they would get behind SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB as one.

I agree. Poch said he was researching the team a month before he was installed as manager. Chances are he's got a decent idea about which players represent the immediate future.

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1:13pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)

Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........

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1:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........

Ah Ali Dia, hero for about twenty minutes, hands up to that one, it was our dozy Scottish Manager that bought that one on us.

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1:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13 rocketone says…

three halves wrote…

Velleity wrote…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL
Are you trying to spell Lidl..

Brilliant! An admission. Poopey = Lidl Thanks 3 1/2

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1:24pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........
Ah Ali Dia, hero for about twenty minutes, hands up to that one, it was our dozy Scottish Manager that bought that one on us.

Your apologies accepted........

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1:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13 buster gutt says…

Well the proof of the pudding will be the eating..but I think the way they have been playing under the new manager shows the talent and ability is there for all to see.But this is a results game and we need points and I think we will get them ; another 6 wins and a couple of draws will see through. Now there is no competition from new arrivals the saints players will relax a bit and they will be pleased that they the new man rates them and will play for him and also to prove they will be wanted next season.A win tomorrow will settle teh nerves a bit...

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1:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13 SaintPC says…

I can't believe some of the drivel written on here - it's embarrassing that so many Saints supporters clearly have such a blinkered and ill-informed set of views and ideas. Changing Adkins was the right thing to do, he had done everything he could and training was becoming stale, some of his decisions were being questioned, and the general feeling was that whilst we were performing admirably - we had reached a plateau. Pochettino is the man charged with taking the team to the next level. This includes improving the style of play, improving the existing players, and identifying new players to fit the new style. Investing in a few players now just for the sake of it is not a good policy. We have more than enough to stay up, and by the time the summer comes around MP will have a clearer picture of who fits and what he needs to build and strengthen for next year.

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1:33pm Fri 1 Feb 13 rocketone says…

QPR bought Samba. He got relegated with a poor defensive record and was reputed to have gone on strike to get a move out. £10m+ , £100,000 a week? He needs to be absofuckinglutely brilliant to be worth even half that, and he ain't. Harry has spent a fortune and our manager hasn't. A good manager inspires the players he has. Not tell them they are crap and buy a shed load of not much better for inflated fees. We got Forren and he will get a chance to prove himself in the toughest league. Lots of experienced players are saying we got a bargain, the same people have questioned QPR spending. Good to be a Saint in the Prem ain't it?

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1:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13 saintkenny says…

what this proves his the manager chooses the players ,and not cortesse.the players we do have signed by pardew in adkins ,apart from what we had already prior to cortesse and libier arriving ,mp will choose the next players .and he has only been here ten days ,so cortesse left it to late .with the change to close to the window .he would of been panic buying .if we did get players in ,at least we have not commited finanacial suicide like qpr have .if there gamble dont pay ,which i still they will go down ,harry redknapp for the secound time as condemmed at a football club.what a laugh his lie saying the owner bought a defender he did not no about ,whan he had scouts sent over and a agent to get him.what a corrupt man .dont trust the guy at all .think levy saw the light in the end

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1:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID
So he scores in Europe but would struggle in the Prem. Yeah that sums up the typical Saints delusional fan who's been told by Hoops that he'd rather retire than go there. Hell hath no fury as a wee club scorned ! What have your silly club EVER achieved in the few times you've scraped into Europe ? Or are you just allergic to round 3 ? And by the way, to get to the semis you need to win some rounds first. Thought I'd better explain the rules as you won't ever find out by being there ! PS Does STID mean Shortchanged Till I Die ?

Not my words about Hooper, the pundits on Sky were all in agreement about him so not the thoughts of a delusional, scorned wee club supporter eh? READ the post before you reply. No we haven't achieved anything in Europe but like I said, we don't get a free entry pass every year like you do! I suspect, although I don't know, that there was probably a closer football team to the place of your birth than Celtic but like most you are probably a glory hunter! As for my wee club, I don't care about trophies or glory. I was born round the corner and they are my team and I will always be STID. You're team wins in a sh1t league, my team may not win but plays in the best league in the world. Come back when you have some competition! HAHAHAHA

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1:43pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........

Who are you calling 2 faced? .... 4 chins. You’re getting a bit lazy there in your reply old jocko, so just the 1 dodgy Saint then. He only lasted a matter of minutes, I was there. Still I’m sure Mrs Noo wished some things would last more than a couple of minutes. Know what I mean Jimmy?

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1:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Exiled Saint - front line eastern outpost of Gosport says…

Stopped reading after "strength in depth" anyone that truly believes that needs a reality check

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1:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID
So he scores in Europe but would struggle in the Prem. Yeah that sums up the typical Saints delusional fan who's been told by Hoops that he'd rather retire than go there. Hell hath no fury as a wee club scorned ! What have your silly club EVER achieved in the few times you've scraped into Europe ? Or are you just allergic to round 3 ? And by the way, to get to the semis you need to win some rounds first. Thought I'd better explain the rules as you won't ever find out by being there ! PS Does STID mean Shortchanged Till I Die ?
Not my words about Hooper, the pundits on Sky were all in agreement about him so not the thoughts of a delusional, scorned wee club supporter eh? READ the post before you reply. No we haven't achieved anything in Europe but like I said, we don't get a free entry pass every year like you do! I suspect, although I don't know, that there was probably a closer football team to the place of your birth than Celtic but like most you are probably a glory hunter! As for my wee club, I don't care about trophies or glory. I was born round the corner and they are my team and I will always be STID. You're team wins in a sh1t league, my team may not win but plays in the best league in the world. Come back when you have some competition! HAHAHAHA

No you don't know obviously. I was born within a couple of hundred YARDS of the Celtic training ground. But then again, you've been wrong about most things. You're certainly right about not caring about trophies or glory. Neither will be with your silly wee team anytime soon. Even the bit about the best league in the world. Delusional. That's why the UEFA team of the year is full of Premiership players then is it ? Love the HA HA HA HA. Especially as any team not winning won't be playing in the best league for much longer. May I borrow that saying....?

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2:03pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........
Who are you calling 2 faced? .... 4 chins. You’re getting a bit lazy there in your reply old jocko, so just the 1 dodgy Saint then. He only lasted a matter of minutes, I was there. Still I’m sure Mrs Noo wished some things would last more than a couple of minutes. Know what I mean Jimmy?

Hardly lazy. Just my one Ace trumped all your minor cards. Could have named hundreds, including most of your CURRENT team. Plus most of your Chairmen ! You're right about Mrs Noo. She thought it was disgraceful that Jim Steel wasn't allowed in the bar for more than a couple of minutes. Know what I mean Basil.....?

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2:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Ach I The Noo says…

Sorry but must go lads. I have a Haggis that's just about to run past it's eat by date. Thanks for the fun. Cmon the Wigan !

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2:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........
Who are you calling 2 faced? .... 4 chins. You’re getting a bit lazy there in your reply old jocko, so just the 1 dodgy Saint then. He only lasted a matter of minutes, I was there. Still I’m sure Mrs Noo wished some things would last more than a couple of minutes. Know what I mean Jimmy?
Hardly lazy. Just my one Ace trumped all your minor cards. Could have named hundreds, including most of your CURRENT team. Plus most of your Chairmen ! You're right about Mrs Noo. She thought it was disgraceful that Jim Steel wasn't allowed in the bar for more than a couple of minutes. Know what I mean Basil.....?

You remind me of Mrs Mush, you always want to have the last word. Tell me truthfully, are you residing in Southampton?

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2:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13 SaintMax says…

Why does this stray scotsman get so much out of winding up saints fans? They all go on about the motherland, tell tales of the freedom they fought for up there, how devoted and true they are to the scottish cause.. but would prefer to live in Totton..

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2:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Egomaniac says…

SaintPC wrote…

I can't believe some of the drivel written on here - it's embarrassing that so many Saints supporters clearly have such a blinkered and ill-informed set of views and ideas. Changing Adkins was the right thing to do, he had done everything he could and training was becoming stale, some of his decisions were being questioned, and the general feeling was that whilst we were performing admirably - we had reached a plateau. Pochettino is the man charged with taking the team to the next level. This includes improving the style of play, improving the existing players, and identifying new players to fit the new style. Investing in a few players now just for the sake of it is not a good policy. We have more than enough to stay up, and by the time the summer comes around MP will have a clearer picture of who fits and what he needs to build and strengthen for next year.

Sums the whole situation up extremely well - not to mention in a nutshell! Couldn't have put it better myself - well said!

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2:11pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID
So he scores in Europe but would struggle in the Prem. Yeah that sums up the typical Saints delusional fan who's been told by Hoops that he'd rather retire than go there. Hell hath no fury as a wee club scorned ! What have your silly club EVER achieved in the few times you've scraped into Europe ? Or are you just allergic to round 3 ? And by the way, to get to the semis you need to win some rounds first. Thought I'd better explain the rules as you won't ever find out by being there ! PS Does STID mean Shortchanged Till I Die ?
Not my words about Hooper, the pundits on Sky were all in agreement about him so not the thoughts of a delusional, scorned wee club supporter eh? READ the post before you reply. No we haven't achieved anything in Europe but like I said, we don't get a free entry pass every year like you do! I suspect, although I don't know, that there was probably a closer football team to the place of your birth than Celtic but like most you are probably a glory hunter! As for my wee club, I don't care about trophies or glory. I was born round the corner and they are my team and I will always be STID. You're team wins in a sh1t league, my team may not win but plays in the best league in the world. Come back when you have some competition! HAHAHAHA
No you don't know obviously. I was born within a couple of hundred YARDS of the Celtic training ground. But then again, you've been wrong about most things. You're certainly right about not caring about trophies or glory. Neither will be with your silly wee team anytime soon. Even the bit about the best league in the world. Delusional. That's why the UEFA team of the year is full of Premiership players then is it ? Love the HA HA HA HA. Especially as any team not winning won't be playing in the best league for much longer. May I borrow that saying....?

You like rankings so go check the FIFA league ones. Yours is about 16th below Greece and Turkey! We play against the biggest and most recognised names in world football and have done for most of my life. We earnt our right to be there and I'm happy to see my team pitted against them. You may be a big team but you're in a wee league playing against footballing minnows. You're national side is rated 70th in the world!! And you call me delusional ??? HAHAHAHAHA STID (Fair play for supporting your local team though)

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2:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.

Do you not follow your saviour? Oh, sorry I forgot no one is interested in saving you, not even your own fans! It's still weeks and months away but it's coming, oh it's coming - the time when the football world will sing and clap and dance together when your cheating theiving club is finally liquidised.

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2:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13 J7junctionseven says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please

LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL.... (L?) COYR FOADP

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2:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.
Do you not follow your saviour? Oh, sorry I forgot no one is interested in saving you, not even your own fans! It's still weeks and months away but it's coming, oh it's coming - the time when the football world will sing and clap and dance together when your cheating theiving club is finally liquidised.

It's coming home, It's coming home, Admins coming home

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2:24pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
"I think we must get better at what we are best at" i agree. more of those 2nd place finishes and gay waves please
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL.... (L?) COYR FOADP

Why the question mark? It's a certainty!

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2:32pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !

No worries, my Jambo mate did that - sat in the home end at Ibrox, let out a celebratory cheer when Hearts scored, and got pelted with missiles, even the stewards were joining in! So yeah, I won't be repeating that feat :-)

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2:34pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

SaintPC wrote…

I can't believe some of the drivel written on here - it's embarrassing that so many Saints supporters clearly have such a blinkered and ill-informed set of views and ideas. Changing Adkins was the right thing to do, he had done everything he could and training was becoming stale, some of his decisions were being questioned, and the general feeling was that whilst we were performing admirably - we had reached a plateau. Pochettino is the man charged with taking the team to the next level. This includes improving the style of play, improving the existing players, and identifying new players to fit the new style. Investing in a few players now just for the sake of it is not a good policy. We have more than enough to stay up, and by the time the summer comes around MP will have a clearer picture of who fits and what he needs to build and strengthen for next year.

Good post There is far more going on at our club than just a change of manager and it's not about importing a load of celeb players either. The purpose here is to change the ethos of the club. To make Southampton Football Club the focal point and not the personalities involved within. By evolving a system of play and training youth players in that system you reduce the risk of disruption by a change of personnel and ensure stability and growth. Even Messi comes second place to the club that is Barcelona and if personalities leave, the club suffers little (i.e. Pep Guardiola) This is what has started with us, it will take time and no doubt be a bumpy road, but ultimately, if it can be achieved, will deliver success. Exciting times! STID

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2:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

three halves wrote…

Cortese fools the customers but the happy clapping sheep will still blindly follow their saviour.
Do you not follow your saviour? Oh, sorry I forgot no one is interested in saving you, not even your own fans! It's still weeks and months away but it's coming, oh it's coming - the time when the football world will sing and clap and dance together when your cheating theiving club is finally liquidised.

It can't come soon enough for me! STID

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2:38pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Beer Monster wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
No worries, my Jambo mate did that - sat in the home end at Ibrox, let out a celebratory cheer when Hearts scored, and got pelted with missiles, even the stewards were joining in! So yeah, I won't be repeating that feat :-)

Beer Monster they are uncivilised up there. You wouldn’t get that type of behaviour with Saints v Skunts would you? :) Enjoy the game

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2:42pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Beer Monster wrote…

Mush On The Beach wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
You can’t get enough of the Saints can you sweaty? Loved the way our saintly St Mirren cousins showed you last week what a big team you really are. (Evil Laugh!!)
Funnily enough I'm off to Hampden Park for the final - having adopted Hearts as my Scottish team, I'll be sat with the Jambo fans. However, I may have to defect and cheer on the Saints, after all once a Saint, always a Saint :-)
And may you have a great day out my friend. Wee bit of advice though. DON'T sit with the Jam Tart fans & cheer "saints" on. We have a Manager who did something similar & was physically attacked. Mind you, the Hearts fan got off. Despite it being seen on TV by millions and the fan admitting guilt, he was found Not Guilty. Welcome to Scotland !
Our old sweaty friend, or as we call them in Oz .... POMS in Frocks, indeed has a point. There have been many crimes carried out in the name of Scottish football that have gone unpunished, most of them played for Celtic ..... Regi Blinker, David Fernandez, Raphael Scheidt, Adam Virgo, Mo Camara, Du Wei, Willo Flood, Steven Pressley, Chris Killen, Morten Rassmusen, Evander Sno, Rab Douglas, Magnus Hedman, Henri Camara, Dominic Cervi, Mo Bangura, Henrik Larsson :)
Says the bloke who supports a team which includes ALI DIA in it's history ! Two faced ? Surely not.........
Ah Ali Dia, hero for about twenty minutes, hands up to that one, it was our dozy Scottish Manager that bought that one on us.
Your apologies accepted........

I see you didn't defend the fact that there are dozy Scotsmen then, you may be one yourself I suppose?

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2:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13 hedge end bob says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

st1halo wrote…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........
Do you still think Hooper is worth £35m...HAHAHAHA The fact that you turn down all the offers shows that not only are all the fans deluded but the manager and owners are too! Before you mention your European exploits, we could all achieve something there if we got a free pass like you do every year! It's a bit like automatically putting Bradford in the semis every year really! Our interest in Hooper ended when NA left but I did enjoy the pundits talking about Hooper the other day and saying he is a goalscorer but not a footballer and would struggle in the Prem. HAHAHAHA STID
So he scores in Europe but would struggle in the Prem. Yeah that sums up the typical Saints delusional fan who's been told by Hoops that he'd rather retire than go there. Hell hath no fury as a wee club scorned ! What have your silly club EVER achieved in the few times you've scraped into Europe ? Or are you just allergic to round 3 ? And by the way, to get to the semis you need to win some rounds first. Thought I'd better explain the rules as you won't ever find out by being there ! PS Does STID mean Shortchanged Till I Die ?

NO STID MEANS SCOTISH TART IN DRAG WHEN APPLIED TO YOU JOCK!!!!

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2:55pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

three halves wrote…

Its been fun making the dim kunts on here look stupid. Bye Bye Kunts

02392691313

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2:56pm Fri 1 Feb 13 InCortesewetrust says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.

Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 

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2:58pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

Baitng the opposition is a lot like going fishing .. wave some bait about, get a bite, see how big a catch you can get, then throw it back and move on to the next one... wave some bait about, get a bite...etc etc etc We see it here .. and we bite...... and no doubt we do it there and they bite and so it goes on ..... the best part of these threads is the wit though and none of the non saints can match what we provide here ... now THAT really sticks in their craw !!

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3:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 

Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.

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3:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

Alicesdad wrote…

Baitng the opposition is a lot like going fishing .. wave some bait about, get a bite, see how big a catch you can get, then throw it back and move on to the next one... wave some bait about, get a bite...etc etc etc We see it here .. and we bite...... and no doubt we do it there and they bite and so it goes on ..... the best part of these threads is the wit though and none of the non saints can match what we provide here ... now THAT really sticks in their craw !!

I predict a Riot Fish

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3:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says…

All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds

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3:14pm Fri 1 Feb 13 st1halo says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.

Pompetus est minjus smellifishimus! STID

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3:17pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.

I did say all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds, but you could say that we must cultivate our garden...

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3:29pm Fri 1 Feb 13 InCortesewetrust says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.

Thanks, "Multi famam, conscientiam, pauci verentur" . For our chairman cortese :-)

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3:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

InCortesewetrust wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

I think we must get better at what we are best at, and improve on what we are worst at.
Cogito ergo sum "I think, therefore I am," 
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
Thanks, "Multi famam, conscientiam, pauci verentur" . For our chairman cortese :-)

Portesmue foetet piscium for all our skunt 'friends'

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3:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

Skuntus shortus extinctus

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3:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

saintmac wrote…

Agree.Don't want to be like QPR who I think will now spiral into debt and relegation. However, we must learn to take our chances in front of goal and MP will address this problem. For Wigan I think Adam and Luke will start and Forren will come off the bench.

Harry ratknapps reckless spending at poirpoisemouth has pushed them to the edge of oblivion.he could well do the same at QPR.another club with a poxy little ground that are out of their depth in the premiership. COYR

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3:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13 redsnapper says…

Confucious wrote…

These very frightening words might scare off the Jock...... Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries, melons, lemons - broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, leeks, cauliflower.

just give the fokka ..neeps .............. thats all they eat up there

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4:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote…

All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds

Thnak you Voltaire

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4:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13 randre says…

St Retford wrote…

Yeah, it's a real shame we didn't sign anyone in this window. If only we could have got a highly-rated young centre back in I'd be feeling a lot more confident about next season. O hang on - we did! Maybe we should stop worrying like a bunch of old women and go and support the team. I think the rest of the season under MP is going to be very, very exciting and we're going to knock over some decent teams.

That.

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4:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13 redsnapper says…

st1halo wrote…

SaintPC wrote…

I can't believe some of the drivel written on here - it's embarrassing that so many Saints supporters clearly have such a blinkered and ill-informed set of views and ideas. Changing Adkins was the right thing to do, he had done everything he could and training was becoming stale, some of his decisions were being questioned, and the general feeling was that whilst we were performing admirably - we had reached a plateau. Pochettino is the man charged with taking the team to the next level. This includes improving the style of play, improving the existing players, and identifying new players to fit the new style. Investing in a few players now just for the sake of it is not a good policy. We have more than enough to stay up, and by the time the summer comes around MP will have a clearer picture of who fits and what he needs to build and strengthen for next year.
Good post There is far more going on at our club than just a change of manager and it's not about importing a load of celeb players either. The purpose here is to change the ethos of the club. To make Southampton Football Club the focal point and not the personalities involved within. By evolving a system of play and training youth players in that system you reduce the risk of disruption by a change of personnel and ensure stability and growth. Even Messi comes second place to the club that is Barcelona and if personalities leave, the club suffers little (i.e. Pep Guardiola) This is what has started with us, it will take time and no doubt be a bumpy road, but ultimately, if it can be achieved, will deliver success. Exciting times! STID

Agree also. There are some Saints supporters on here who probably admire all Redcraps wheeling and dealing but that is not the answer. After only 2 games I can see the team is looking better equipped to tackle the best in the Prem and the players look suitably inspired and ready. Nigel did brilliantly, but after the sheer intensity of the last 2 seasons successes, who knows maybe the squad and Nigels management team had reached a point where there was a real need to freshen things up so this change of management may well turnout to be a smart development. COYR Whack Wigan !!

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4:14pm Fri 1 Feb 13 randre says…

Ach I The Noo wrote…

Hooper here yet ? ( evil laugh ) Listen, it's fairly obvious that Saints fans are fickle. A few months ago Puncheon was hated but now you love him & sing funny songs about him. Boruc was unbelievably booed minutes into his home debut, became the Devil incarnate but is now "world class". Therefore I fully believe that Cortese will become more loved than Matty and have two statues built. One of which you will hate and one of which...........

NO, it is only the plastic fans who never experienced the bad times who boo the players. Most of us support our team, we remember the feeling of being relegated into League one with a 10 point deduction and no direction. So don't come on here thinking you know what Saints fans are, you are talking of a minority. By the way, it was Norwich who kept bidding for Hooper yesterday, not Saints. Go and annoy their fans... I am sure you must know a lot about them as well! NOT.

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4:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Okay, enough. Please can we leave the tartan one alone? After all, he has a point; we Saints fans have been a bit fickle with our treatment of Punch and Borac. What's more, he's entitled to take the moral high ground; after all Celtic fans have always been 100% consistent in their utter loathing of all things protestant.

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4:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13 F Fan says…

noodlesnewman wrote…

SFCOLDBOY wrote…

Time to forget this transfer mallarky. WE,VE GOT A BIG MATCH ON TOMMOROW. It,s gonna be a long trip but after the great display on Wednesday I can go to watch with great expectation. Time to get behind the management and team once more. It will be great to be with our fantastic away support again,no moaners and groaners there, we will all be positive whatever the outcome. You'll hear me on Solent if you listen. COME ON YOU SAINTS.
fair play on the glass half full etcetc but we always raise our game for the big teams then sometimes look ordinary and struggle against the lesser teams such as villa they are awfull and we only just scraped 3 points , wigan beat us easilly a few months ago we never showed up , lets hope tomo s different ! if we lose we are in the mire up to our necks , nigel had come along way with these boys and its probably fair to say the boys looked up to nigel he could pick em up and put em together again after a loss lets hope a guy that barely speaks our languge and barely has any bond what so ever with the boys can do what nigel did with em . lets see what happens when mauricio s honeymoon periods over . 3 points tomo or we in freefall !!

Rubbish. If we loose and all below us win, we won't move a single place unless there is a big shift in GD.

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4:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13 F Fan says…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.

NC said no such thing.

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4:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13 F Fan says…

Readeano wrote…

Rising_Son wrote…

Readeano wrote…

Another wasted story by the Echo. Im not doubting our teams ability or indeed am i saying we had to spend, but the whole point of getting rid of adkins was to simple improve our communication with europe and get in some big name players to match NC and his plans. Yes i know he has gone and have moved on dw but what i am saying is NC made a decision and explained why ( his ambition to get saints up high in the league as adkins was'nt doing it and because MP can buy big players to help us do this) but so far none of what he has said is happening. I know its early days, but surely if we didn't wanted an immediate impact ( as being shown in the transfer window) then why sack him now if he will only achieve what adkins would have done.
Did NC actually say he got rid of Nigel "because MP can buy big players" or is it just a rapidly evolving urban legend?
Yeah he stated thats one of the reasons because of his contacts in europe

No he didn't. That was others surmising.

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5:22pm Fri 1 Feb 13 MGRA says…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...

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5:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

redsnapper wrote…

Confucious wrote…

These very frightening words might scare off the Jock...... Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries, melons, lemons - broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, leeks, cauliflower.
just give the fokka ..neeps .............. thats all they eat up there

.. and tatties.

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5:47pm Fri 1 Feb 13 SnapperSaint says…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...

We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?

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5:53pm Fri 1 Feb 13 bigfella777 says…

What do people think about Gaston Ramirez? Was he worth the money? Why does he keep getting left out or subbed? What do you think made MP take Ramirez and Puncheon off at half time the other night? We need goals, who is going to score them?

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5:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13 saint in dordogne says…

Electrostar wrote…

I think Butland at £3.5m was a bargain and would liked to have him as our starting goalie not entirely convinced with Boruc yet.

Boruc's a good keeper but him and kelv wont be with saints for much longer and butland could be one the best keeper of europe and he's english so i think that was a big miss

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6:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Skating on thin ice says…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

TREIZE

Who's he? Some French player you bid for, but he preferred to sign for a bigger club and not play a division lower next season?

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6:08pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

saint in dordogne wrote…

Electrostar wrote…

I think Butland at £3.5m was a bargain and would liked to have him as our starting goalie not entirely convinced with Boruc yet.
Boruc's a good keeper but him and kelv wont be with saints for much longer and butland could be one the best keeper of europe and he's english so i think that was a big miss

Yes, but - if I understand the deal correctly - he demanded first-team football. I don't think anyone should be demanding that.

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6:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13 bigfella777 says…

saint in dordogne wrote…

Electrostar wrote…

I think Butland at £3.5m was a bargain and would liked to have him as our starting goalie not entirely convinced with Boruc yet.
Boruc's a good keeper but him and kelv wont be with saints for much longer and butland could be one the best keeper of europe and he's english so i think that was a big miss

Yes but English people are lazy where as Polish people work so hard.

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6:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13 MGRA says…

SnapperSaint wrote…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...
We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?

no thats not bad luck, bad luck is 3 or 4 players out injured.....

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6:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Saintjock says…

St Retford wrote…

Yeah, it's a real shame we didn't sign anyone in this window. If only we could have got a highly-rated young centre back in I'd be feeling a lot more confident about next season. O hang on - we did! Maybe we should stop worrying like a bunch of old women and go and support the team. I think the rest of the season under MP is going to be very, very exciting and we're going to knock over some decent teams.

Good post and all that needs to be said. Can't believe moaners on here, especially the ones who say I told you so about Cortese and lack of signings - just join the Merson brigade who are using the Adkins sacking as a rod to beat us up with. You are lining up with morons in the media (Merson, Redknapp, Souness, Hayward Telegraph, Thompson, Nicholas NA d the DE staffers who are desperate, no DESPERATE - to see Saints relegated anyway. True story. In 1987 I was roped into playing for the DailyEcho footie team at very short notice (must have been desperate!) to play against the News team at Cams Alders Fareham. The big joke in the DE team was that all the DE journos were all Pompey fans. The two I knew certainly were, but that was in the days where Saints were established top dogs. Maybe things haven't changed and this forum is just a gigantic wind-up.

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6:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Crossley Place Saint says…

So, we are STAYING UP with our existing squad!! Looks good to me!! A couple of things puzzle me though. Coutinho: how is our £10.2M bid topped by 8.5M Scouse pounds? Butland: how is our £6M bid beaten by 4M Stoke pounds? Anyway, all that is history now. 3 points here at Wigan tomorrow will confirm the bookmakers' developing view that we are going to finish safe in 15th or 16th position. But the town is a dump, I have already had a look round and there is nothing to see! Looks like a quiet evening in the hotel bar looking forward to the game!

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7:17pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

bigfella777 wrote…

What do people think about Gaston Ramirez? Was he worth the money? Why does he keep getting left out or subbed? What do you think made MP take Ramirez and Puncheon off at half time the other night? We need goals, who is going to score them?

He is still acclimatizing, homesickness is a terribly depressing thing, even a big wallet can't cure that, and we don't want to give away all of our secret weapons at once anyway.

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7:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

SnapperSaint wrote…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...
We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?
no thats not bad luck, bad luck is 3 or 4 players out injured.....

Be careful what you wish for, we don't want too many of your inaccurate prognosis on long term injuries of our favourite players do we?

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7:23pm Fri 1 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Okay, enough. Please can we leave the tartan one alone? After all, he has a point; we Saints fans have been a bit fickle with our treatment of Punch and Borac. What's more, he's entitled to take the moral high ground; after all Celtic fans have always been 100% consistent in their utter loathing of all things protestant.

Love it, we couldn't let him get off Scot free could we?

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8:33pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Confucious says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Okay, enough. Please can we leave the tartan one alone? After all, he has a point; we Saints fans have been a bit fickle with our treatment of Punch and Borac. What's more, he's entitled to take the moral high ground; after all Celtic fans have always been 100% consistent in their utter loathing of all things protestant.
Love it, we couldn't let him get off Scot free could we?

Strange lot those Catholics. They came out with a ruling against surrogate mothers and yet they say Jesus's mum was one. Physics and chemistry isn't allowed for birth control but mathematics is okay.

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8:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

Crossley Place Saint wrote…

So, we are STAYING UP with our existing squad!! Looks good to me!! A couple of things puzzle me though. Coutinho: how is our £10.2M bid topped by 8.5M Scouse pounds? Butland: how is our £6M bid beaten by 4M Stoke pounds? Anyway, all that is history now. 3 points here at Wigan tomorrow will confirm the bookmakers' developing view that we are going to finish safe in 15th or 16th position. But the town is a dump, I have already had a look round and there is nothing to see! Looks like a quiet evening in the hotel bar looking forward to the game!

Apparently no offer was officially made for Coutinho after he made his mind up that he wanted to move to Scousepool ...... As for Butland Bid , Birmingham weren’t on the edge of administration last summer hence they wouldn't accept £6million - Bad move now with there current financial state, also Stoke have paid up front and a lot of Saints payment was offset ...... I think either MP is going to buy a new keeper in the Summer or be believes Gasser will come through ........ Personally it doesn't seem to be an issue anymore and I think Gasser will be a quality keeper in the next 2 years .......

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8:41pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Clever Dick says…

bigfella777 wrote…

What do people think about Gaston Ramirez? Was he worth the money? Why does he keep getting left out or subbed? What do you think made MP take Ramirez and Puncheon off at half time the other night? We need goals, who is going to score them?

That's not a difficult one. Both were not in the game. Maybe they also wern't doing what was asked of them by the manager. Anyway we played better in the second half without them. Perhaps a wake up call by MP? Both are capable of so much better and need to be kept on their toes.

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9:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Saintjock wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Yeah, it's a real shame we didn't sign anyone in this window. If only we could have got a highly-rated young centre back in I'd be feeling a lot more confident about next season. O hang on - we did! Maybe we should stop worrying like a bunch of old women and go and support the team. I think the rest of the season under MP is going to be very, very exciting and we're going to knock over some decent teams.
Good post and all that needs to be said. Can't believe moaners on here, especially the ones who say I told you so about Cortese and lack of signings - just join the Merson brigade who are using the Adkins sacking as a rod to beat us up with. You are lining up with morons in the media (Merson, Redknapp, Souness, Hayward Telegraph, Thompson, Nicholas NA d the DE staffers who are desperate, no DESPERATE - to see Saints relegated anyway. True story. In 1987 I was roped into playing for the DailyEcho footie team at very short notice (must have been desperate!) to play against the News team at Cams Alders Fareham. The big joke in the DE team was that all the DE journos were all Pompey fans. The two I knew certainly were, but that was in the days where Saints were established top dogs. Maybe things haven't changed and this forum is just a gigantic wind-up.

In the interest of balance, I know a Saints fan who was in quite a senior position on The News. He had a right laugh.

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10:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Velleity says…

SaintMax wrote…

Why does this stray scotsman get so much out of winding up saints fans? They all go on about the motherland, tell tales of the freedom they fought for up there, how devoted and true they are to the scottish cause.. but would prefer to live in Totton..

Ditto Scousers. All full of how wonderful everything is in the hometown they just couldn't wait to leave.

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10:37pm Fri 1 Feb 13 Velleity says…

Skating on thin ice wrote…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

TREIZE
Who's he? Some French player you bid for, but he preferred to sign for a bigger club and not play a division lower next season?

LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLL

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11:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13 MGRA says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

MGRA wrote…

SnapperSaint wrote…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...
We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?
no thats not bad luck, bad luck is 3 or 4 players out injured.....
Be careful what you wish for, we don't want too many of your inaccurate prognosis on long term injuries of our favourite players do we?

I wished for another signing to help strength in depth. it did not happen. Your obsession with my "inaccuracies" is clouding your judgement.

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9:01am Sat 2 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

MGRA wrote…

SnapperSaint wrote…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...
We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?
no thats not bad luck, bad luck is 3 or 4 players out injured.....
Be careful what you wish for, we don't want too many of your inaccurate prognosis on long term injuries of our favourite players do we?
I wished for another signing to help strength in depth. it did not happen. Your obsession with my "inaccuracies" is clouding your judgement.

Didn't we all, and you only made one inaccurate statement to my recall, that was Rambo's injury, and you have yet to be proved completely wrong, as he hasn't exactly played much since, it just a tease don't let me get to you!

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1:02pm Sat 2 Feb 13 Saints52b says…

St Retford wrote…

Saintjock wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Yeah, it's a real shame we didn't sign anyone in this window. If only we could have got a highly-rated young centre back in I'd be feeling a lot more confident about next season. O hang on - we did! Maybe we should stop worrying like a bunch of old women and go and support the team. I think the rest of the season under MP is going to be very, very exciting and we're going to knock over some decent teams.
Good post and all that needs to be said. Can't believe moaners on here, especially the ones who say I told you so about Cortese and lack of signings - just join the Merson brigade who are using the Adkins sacking as a rod to beat us up with. You are lining up with morons in the media (Merson, Redknapp, Souness, Hayward Telegraph, Thompson, Nicholas NA d the DE staffers who are desperate, no DESPERATE - to see Saints relegated anyway. True story. In 1987 I was roped into playing for the DailyEcho footie team at very short notice (must have been desperate!) to play against the News team at Cams Alders Fareham. The big joke in the DE team was that all the DE journos were all Pompey fans. The two I knew certainly were, but that was in the days where Saints were established top dogs. Maybe things haven't changed and this forum is just a gigantic wind-up.
In the interest of balance, I know a Saints fan who was in quite a senior position on The News. He had a right laugh.

IMO we have a highly rated team who can easily hold their own in the PL. Having suffered seeing Saints relegated to Div 1 it is now exciting times with entertaining football at SMS. We have players such as luuuuke!! Who have the makings of a top class England International. After the maure game, the papers are all about shrek and his amazing brace. Listening to Solent, sounds more like they were lucky. They didn't get the ball in the second half. At least Fergie had the decency to compliment us. The Press never get behind us as we are only a "small club". So annoying. Sacking NA was sad,but I agree, let's stop moaning and get behind the lads and MP. We did sign Forren at 3.5m. Add this to the other numerous signings in the summer. Who would have thought 2 years ago that've would be moaning about not signing big!! Leave that to a crap London Team with a Pensioner as Manager who will pocket his dosh when sacked or leaves and will be on the Golf course come mid May, leaving a trail of disruption behind him. Go gentle on me, new to the forum. COYR!!! 3-0 today. SRL 2 and AL 1

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8:28pm Sat 2 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

MGRA wrote…

OSPREYSAINT wrote…

MGRA wrote…

SnapperSaint wrote…

MGRA wrote…

We are going to have to ride our luck for the rest of the season regarding injures thats for sure. All this rubbish about centre halves and defence etc etc ,, we need attacking midfield players who can score. we have plenty of defensive cover. For me we are a midfielder short who knows where the net is. Its fairly incredible really I think that we signed no-one except the defender. Having part time players like Ramirez does not help. Why we spent £12M on someone we had no intention of allowing to compete for a full time position is beyond me.... Still, I think we will be lucky and if we keep playing the way we have been this years mission will be done-and-dusted with a few gaes to spare. Wigan is a must-not-loose tho...
We did very well when one of our best players (Lallana) was injured, is that the sort of bad luck you're worried about?
no thats not bad luck, bad luck is 3 or 4 players out injured.....
Be careful what you wish for, we don't want too many of your inaccurate prognosis on long term injuries of our favourite players do we?
I wished for another signing to help strength in depth. it did not happen. Your obsession with my "inaccuracies" is clouding your judgement.
Didn't we all, and you only made one inaccurate statement to my recall, that was Rambo's injury, and you have yet to be proved completely wrong, as he hasn't exactly played much since, it just a tease don't let me get to you!

Ramirez suffered another dead leg today, he is either very prone to this sort of injury or the original injury has never been cured.

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12:52am Sat 16 Feb 13 Tirau Dan says…

I vote that I wasn't happy with window spend. I felt we missed too many chances in the first half of the season we simply failed to take too many 3 pointers which should have been ours. Most blamed the defence.. but in honesty they made a few glaring simple mistakes and seemed to have learned, strengthened and come out better and better. So much so it is difficult to change the back line at this time. Up front is a different story.. they are learning, chances are coming but we just are not sharp in the box and have no decisive clinic strategy. Rickie is fanbulous around the box and good in the air from set pieces but isn;t athletic and quick. Jay is good coming off the flank and has pace but as yet if far away from being terrifying in the box.. same for Punch as he is creating and drawing the defence with lots of effort but fails to get around the last man and too often holds too long. The answer should have been a moderate spend on a proven box finisher that can beat goalies every time one on one and can snap shot spray balls and half crosses into the back of the net. A powerful nuggetty sharp shooter to give us an all important edge of impact. If it were a veteran 20mins of edge would be great... someone to pass on there skill to the young shooters we have. 5m or 6m would have made sense as insurance when striving for a 60m target and still have a chance of Europe.

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