Cortese says 'yes' to talks with Le Tissier

8:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport

Saints chairman Nicola Cortese has agreed to hold a face-to-face meeting with Matt Le Tissier in order to discuss their differences.

The pair are famously at odds with each other, but are now due to hold talks in about four weeks’ time.

Le Tissier called for a meeting after hearing comments made about him by Cortese in a recent interview on Sky Sports News.

He contacted Saints just over a week ago with a view to arranging talks, and subsequently received a response via the club secretary, Ros Wheeler.

“I got a call Friday, after I rang them on Monday, saying that he is quite happy to have a meeting with me in good faith," said Le Tissier, who added that Cortese wishes for only the two of them to be present.

“He said he could could make it in four weeks’ time, and it would more than likely be in London."

In his interview on Sky, which was conducted by presenter Jim White during the club’s trip to Barcelona last month, Cortese was asked about his relationship and supposed “feud” with Le Tissier.

The St Mary’s chief said: “You just mentioned this individual. I don’t even know him. He has never met me. I don’t know what his issue he seems to be having with me (is).

“I think any one of the people involved in the past or associated to the club who has been stirring negativity towards me they should probably ask themselves as well whether this is beneficial for the club.

“You never hear me saying anything badly about them. Also, again, because I would not allow myself to characterise or to judge a person I have never met.”

Le Tissier has taken exception to Cortese’s claim that they have never met.

“He flat out lied in that interview,” said Le Tissier. “He said he’d never met me, which was a complete lie, considering I was in the boardroom speaking to him for about 15 minutes before the first (league) game that they [late owner Markus Liebherr and Cortese] were in charge, against Millwall.”

The man voted by fans as the greatest player in the club’s history said he was also prompted to approach Saints after hearing Cortese’s assertion that “Everybody – I’m not excluding anyone – who has got Southampton at heart has got a place at our club.”

Le Tissier said: “That was why I decided to ring up the football club and ask him for a meeting, because I believe I come into that category.

“You should be together as one and you shouldn’t alienate people as he has done.”

Asked what he hopes to achieve from the meeting, Le Tissier said: “I would like to ask him some questions about what he said in his interview, and about what he’s done to some of my friends.

“I would like him to look me in the eye and give me some reasons why he’s done the stuff he’s done.”

Le Tissier particularly wants to address the issue of the treatment of his close friend and former teammate, Francis Benali, who he says is banned from the club.

“If he doesn’t think Franny Benali has got the best interests of Southampton Football Club at heart he’s very much mistaken,” said Le Tissier.

“Southampton Football Club means more to Francis Benali than it ever will to him, and for Franny to be banned from the football club is, in my opinion, nothing short of disgusting.”

Le Tissier added: “His actions are very different from the words that he spoke in that interview, and I’d like to question him on it.”

Le Tissier said he also wants to broach the subject of Cortese’s relationship with the Ex-Saints Association, which is understood to have soured.

Despite their clear differences, Le Tissier believes it is possible for he and Cortese to find a way to move forward.

He said: “We’ll probably never be best of mates, but if he starts treating people with a bit of respect, and I’m not talking about myself – he can treat me how he wants, it’s not going to change the way I feel about the football club – but there are a lot of people that have been affected by some of the stuff he’s done, and I don’t think it’s right.

“If he wants to right those wrongs and start with a clean slate so be it, and as he says ‘move together as one’.”

The Daily Echo contacted the club to offer them the opportunity to respond to, or clarify, any of the points made, but did not receive a response by the time of going to press.

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8:08am Wed 6 Feb 13 Sally Hamilton Original says…

You can tell its international week! Who cares about this feud ?!!! Just get on with life and support the saints!! Easy as that!

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8:11am Wed 6 Feb 13 City Saint says…

Well done Matty, proving (to me at least) why he is the true legend o. He hits the nail on the head when he talks about the poinsonous atmosphere that Cortese has (probably unwittingly) created through his actions evece we were promoted from League One. Let's hope Le Tiss can humanize Cortese, and that they both agree to move forward as one. Will all come out winners if they properly reconcile. Both have done a lot for our club.

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8:15am Wed 6 Feb 13 Bring back Branfoot says…

The man from Del Monte, he say yeah! Peace in our time, at last!

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8:25am Wed 6 Feb 13 Nemesisaint says…

The animosity prevalent in this matter seems mostly to have been inspired by the press and Internet web sites, in truth neither individual has really done anything against each other to warrant the furore, lets hope they get to see eye to eye and we move forward with them both getting behind the Club so that we can enjoy a peaceful and succesful future.

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8:25am Wed 6 Feb 13 Stroppy_gramps says…

well its good that this is happening I suppose.

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8:26am Wed 6 Feb 13 mack chinnon says…

Come on Bournemouth.

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8:38am Wed 6 Feb 13 elvisimo says…

I also want talks with him -and maybe a pizza and a nice glass of wine. MLT thanks for everything, legend etc but you dont run the club, this guy does and is doing a rather good job. Leave him alone, keep your mouth shut.

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8:40am Wed 6 Feb 13 Norwegian Saint says…

Come on lads... grow up and get on with it! (Will it be on Sky Pay per View?!)

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8:41am Wed 6 Feb 13 Peoples Choice says…

Why oh why does Le Tissier keep on embarrasing himself bringing the fact that Cortese wont talk to Benali into it!! Think 90% of this city know why!! Didnt see Terry Paine getting turned away did we?? Funny that!

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8:44am Wed 6 Feb 13 Sainty saint saint says…

It might just be me, but I get the feeling that no one (including Cortese and the Saints fans) really cares about this 'feud' except the Echo and Le Tiss. I've not met a single fan that gives a carp that NC and Le Tiss don't get on.

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8:52am Wed 6 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

The article seems suggest that Le Tiss is looking for a fight rather than a reconciliation.

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8:56am Wed 6 Feb 13 Folkestone Saint says…

Does that mean we won't see Matt down at the Northam end

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8:57am Wed 6 Feb 13 Nemesisaint says…

Rising_Son wrote…

The article seems suggest that Le Tiss is looking for a fight rather than a reconciliation.

Which emphasises what I said, it is time all parties drew the line on what has gone on before, and to move on together as one.

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9:00am Wed 6 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

He'll be having canapés and cocktails with the Echo next!

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9:05am Wed 6 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

He'll be having canapés and cocktails with the Echo next!

That's probably what started the problem.

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9:06am Wed 6 Feb 13 sarfhamton says…

Please Le Tiss just drop this, we all love you but this is just embarrassing

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9:09am Wed 6 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

He'll be having canapés and cocktails with the Echo next!
That's probably what started the problem.

Dropped some on the carpet in Fran Benali's house and, instead of cleaning up the mess, he just removed the carpet.

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9:09am Wed 6 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

He'll be having canapés and cocktails with the Echo next!
That's probably what started the problem.

Dropped some on the carpet in Fran Benali's house and, instead of cleaning up the mess, he just removed the carpet.

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9:13am Wed 6 Feb 13 massimoosti says…

What right does an ex employee have to discuss the current running of a company with its owner ?

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9:24am Wed 6 Feb 13 damoose says…

All great clubs keep their Legends sweet and especially in our case with a top class youth -system those boys all strive to emulate Le Tiss and look up to him,NC obviously dosent know these small traditions and is missing the point {like not thanking NA}, this gives the great clubs respect and makes good players want to join you,the Legends have to be kept sweet for the whole club to thrive and go foward as one

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9:29am Wed 6 Feb 13 Block 34 says…

I don't think accusing NC of "flat out lying" is a very good way to begin Matt!! Maybe he forgot? As for benali, its probably a misunderstanding - at least wait until you've heard what NC has to say!

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9:37am Wed 6 Feb 13 costa gaz says…

Dear leader seems to be idolised by some of you. MLT the greatest player ever to wear the famous red and stripes, and he gets abuse on here??????? MLT, Benalli, the Echo, national newspapers, fanzine editors,..... the list goes on with parties that have upset dear leader and he has used his power to ban them all. Something here tells me that the chairman just might be fault. Time to man up NC, the olive branch has been offered by most of the above. The nationals pick up on these stories and they'll not hesitate to drag down what is left of our good name.

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9:38am Wed 6 Feb 13 Dasal says…

massimoosti wrote…

What right does an ex employee have to discuss the current running of a company with its owner ?

Sums it up nicely !! In total agreement. MLT legend, yes but please ....let it go for the sake of SFC.

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9:48am Wed 6 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

MATT - A TRUE SAINT !! RESPECT !! - Hope to see him at Newcastle AWAY.Tickets are selling fast and expecting fireworks with the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON securing the WIN !! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. OUR MAGNIFICENT HARDCORE AWAY FANS ARE A CREDIT TO THIS CLUB. RF/RED ARMY 2013. FIGHT AND WIN. COYR

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9:50am Wed 6 Feb 13 tomw1234 says…

sarfhamton wrote…

Please Le Tiss just drop this, we all love you but this is just embarrassing

Totally agree. I love Le Tiss along with every Saints fan. But it is NC that is in charge now, NC that convinced Markus to invest in our great club, and ultimately NC that brought us to the Prem. Benali is banned for a reason and a good one at that!

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9:54am Wed 6 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

What is Le Tissier looking for ? An apology, a job, or simply publicity? This article outline a number of points that just seem so petty as to be a complete waste of time. I very much doubt there will be a job as we are setting up an organisation with European ambitions and we can cast our net far and wide for top pros with that level of experience. MLT is simply not in that league !! He was a talented and gifted player, a true legend on the pitch. But his international experience is next to nil, he has no network of contacts on a european scale. He was also a lazy, often overweight and was a sluggish player for long periods - have we forgotten how frustrating he used to be ???? The good outweighs the bas , but he was not a role model of committed behaviour - he was a role model only with the ball playing skills and on field ability. Some of the time !! The only role I can see is maybe a role in ball skills training. He certainly wont have any place in the clubs hierarchy. Cortese won't have that - end of story on that count. Or is it that he wants an apology and some smiley photos with them shaking hands? I expect that Cortese will provide that opprortunity and he will be allowed to be seen more on match days .. but he will effectively be no more than a living ornament at club functions... at best. I think Cortese is doing just fine here - opening the door and saying "whats the problem - lets talk" ? Frankly I can see MLT coming out of this looking like a petulant ranting schoolboy, the points he raises about "lying" are just so trivial it's like a tiff at the school gate. I really can't see what the fuss is about but I think Cortese may score points here and MLT will walk away with very little.

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10:18am Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

The easy way to view this is to say that one of the two is always right and the other’s always wrong. It isn't that straight forward, of course. No doubt, NC is a hard man who pays little attention to what people say about him. As such, he's got on with making decisions (and sometimes, I gather dithering and not making decisions) which he feels are right for the 'company' he's charged with running. No doubt he's made mistakes along the way but his record is pretty good. What I think he hasn't yet understood is that it's one thing to make yourself unpopular so as to achieve your aims, it's quite different to make your 'company' unpopular. So, please NC, learn the difference. As for Matt, just because he is a legend for his achievements on the pitch and a decent and intelligent bloke to boot, doesn't mean he's right to keep up what has become a hate campaign. In the end, two flawed blokes who deserve our thanks for the many great things they have achieved for the Saints. Let's hope they manage to move forward - as they both say - 'together as one'. Oh, btw, LOVED the late-night skate banter on the earlier thread. Read it this morning and it had me chuckling.

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10:18am Wed 6 Feb 13 One Heart....One Vision says…

I'd love a meeting with Nicola Cortese to just to shake his hand and say a huge "Thank You.....and can I have an autograph"....I'd then be smiveling mess as he is a hero.

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10:30am Wed 6 Feb 13 Mush On The Beach says…

It’s not nice to see such conflict and innuendo in our club between 2 key personalities past and present. If you believe some of the hype around this story NC is somewhere between Bob Maxwell and Mussolini, while MLT is a cross between a scorned ugly sister and Rumpelstiltskin. Please let’s have some sensible perspective and closure between the 2 gentlemen for the good of the club.

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10:39am Wed 6 Feb 13 Jesus_02 says…

Cortese runs the club he is in control. Cortese cannot control the conduct of former players Poor conduct cannot be encouraged. like the Jim Steel if he had conducted himself well there would have been no conflict. Le Tiss and Benali are legends, but there ego's are none of Cortese's concern. He was more focused with returning Saints to the top flight and generally growing the club I support southampton FC but cannot defend those who feel that they are more important than it because of past glories. Q: If our club is purchased and Cortese stops being chairman will he be treated with reverence by the new chairman because he oversaw our return to the top flight? A: No

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10:40am Wed 6 Feb 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers

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10:43am Wed 6 Feb 13 J7junctionseven says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers

LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha

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10:45am Wed 6 Feb 13 Golden_Salamander says…

I don't see "the war" being Matty Group and the Don being sorted out if this is Matty's opening comments, he needs to shut his mouth on the subject for the next 4 weeks. . It seems to me that NC has no problem with Paine, Dodd or some of the other ex players Channon, Fisher, Rodrigues etc who all turned up last season. If the ex players want to HELP in the plan in getting Saints back to being a top-eight club again, then the Don doesn't seems to have a problem with them. The problem seems to arrive when the they start out by saying THE CLUB OWES ME (owes me free tickets, owes me for this and that etc). . Matty's comments make me think that certain people want a return to the "power wars days of 2006-8" and they found them more interesting than the football. . . For me it would be nice if the Echo were to tell the fans who the other group was that wanted to takeover in July 2009. The Echo on the 8th July 2009 said :- "Sources close to the group insist they have put forward a solid business plan .... but the group are annoyed that they have already put cash in an account ready .... The Echo understands the group could even be prepared to write to the Football League to COMPLAIN if Liebherr's takeover goes through". . Question to the Echo :- Did that group complain to the FL or have they being using other tactics to try and make NC leave the Club ??

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10:50am Wed 6 Feb 13 saintysaintsaint says…

As much as i like Le Tis as a player and as much as alot of you guys will disagree, Le Tis reeks of jealousy since ML and NC out bid him (and tbh, we'd probably still be in League one if Le Tis and his consortium took over), all he's done is talk rubbish about them.

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10:53am Wed 6 Feb 13 up saints says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers

morning five time to check the scunthorpe result guessing 2-0

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11:00am Wed 6 Feb 13 Taoboy says…

If we were thoughtful we might reflect on what happens when we achieve the European qualifying standard we set out to do. Might the owners wish to sell, having turned around one of the most underperforming businesses in Europe, given it's history and facilities, or might they want a partner to neutralize the risk thus far taken. MLT is aware of this perhaps , so will Cortese be. Let us hope Katherine leibherr wishes Saints the same goodwill her Father had. Good things come to those who wait.

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11:04am Wed 6 Feb 13 right back in the bar says…

Surprised that Cortese agreed to this i can't imagine what he thinks he is answerable for. Matt sees himself as speaking for the fans but I for one don't care if Jim Steele gets thrown out of the members bar and we have all moved on from NA because it looks like a good decision given what I have seen of the team under Maurice.

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11:07am Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Just an idea, how say we take a leaf out of NC's book, show a little public decorum and apply a BIG, FAT sssssshhhhhhhh!!!!! to 5trop?

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11:16am Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!

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11:30am Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!

Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.

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11:36am Wed 6 Feb 13 up saints says…

St Retford wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!
Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.

i just hope this man u fan was born in manchester not one of the many not supporting they;re local club

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11:42am Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

up saints wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!
Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.
i just hope this man u fan was born in manchester not one of the many not supporting they;re local club

Their fans are an absolute disgrace. Even the ones that go to games might as well not bother.

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12:00pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Confucious says…

Our vicar says that if Matt and Nicola become friends it will then be okay for them to hate each other because the bible only says you have to forgive your enemies.

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12:05pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J7junctionseven says…

Blue Moon

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12:11pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

St Retford wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!
Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.

I do like a sarnie! So do Fat Matt and chubby Rickie.

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12:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 promised land says…

St Retford wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!
Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.

Typical plastic manure fan

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12:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

St Retford wrote…

up saints wrote…

St Retford wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Cortese better call the caterers. Fat Matt gets hungry!
Oh look - a Man United fan more interested in sandwiches than football. Now there's a novelty.
i just hope this man u fan was born in manchester not one of the many not supporting they;re local club
Their fans are an absolute disgrace. Even the ones that go to games might as well not bother.

Loudest visiting supporters to Old Trafford = Newcastle Utd Quietest visiting supporters to Old Trafford = Southampton.....FACT ! Why bother coming if you're not going to support your team?

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12:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha

Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......

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12:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J7junctionseven says…

I see that vile lot down the road are at it again. £120 stolen from Help The Heroes in the Meridian Centre Havant. What a disgrace. Maybe FTBU should change his name to FRCBUS. Five Robbed Charities By Us Skunts. Shameful. Who'd want to be asssociated with that shower of sh!t

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12:26pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

Cortese better widen his office door if Matt's going to visit him. Unless they plan on using a crane to get him up there.

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12:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13 SO50 Saint says…

I find it quite amusing that days before a game I would imagine every single Manchester United fan would want us to get something from this idiot shows up on here. Welcome back Kent141

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12:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....

Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!

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12:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

If this is a genuine Man U poster I am the Chinese Ambassador to Narnia, shush and ignor.

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12:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Little Hitler says…

LOL please explain how it's a fact that Portsmouth are the best supported team in Hampshire, I'd love to know how you come to the conclusion Kent?

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12:49pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J7junctionseven says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!

You.....pr1ck...FACT !

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12:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Folkestone Saint says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!
You.....pr1ck...FACT !

How do you confuse a manure fan? ask him/her who they are playing next FACT! ( and as I wrote fact it must mean it's true)

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1:02pm Wed 6 Feb 13 up saints says…

i think glory and five is the same person given up on portsmouth now supporting man u. agree with j7 **** fact

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1:04pm Wed 6 Feb 13 hedge end bob says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!

Tis TW@T is 5 T B U. INGNORE THE KUNT.

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1:05pm Wed 6 Feb 13 hedge end bob says…

Should read this not tis.

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1:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13 milton road says…

lol we have a skate pretending to be a celtic fan and one pretending to be a Manx. Just shows you how desperate they are to support anyone other than their own club. Biggest bunch of fair weather supporters around. Best supported South of London. Saints, Reading, Brighton Pompey and soon Bournemouth gates will overtake them.Last season all but Bournemouth in championship, still same order for average crowds. The top three ahead of the fairweather blue by several thousand. We had bigger average gates in div 1 than they had in the premiership.

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1:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13 milton road says…

lol we have a skate pretending to be a celtic fan and one pretending to be a Manx. Just shows you how desperate they are to support anyone other than their own club. Biggest bunch of fair weather supporters around. Best supported South of London. Saints, Reading, Brighton Pompey and soon Bournemouth gates will overtake them.Last season all but Bournemouth in championship, still same order for average crowds. The top three ahead of the fairweather blue by several thousand. We had bigger average gates in div 1 than they had in the premiership.

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1:06pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Come on guys, you're more intelligent than that, Kent is back with a new name. Please ignore him and his bu11sh!t.

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1:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

I predict a riot.

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1:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

I see that vile lot down the road are at it again. £120 stolen from Help The Heroes in the Meridian Centre Havant. What a disgrace. Maybe FTBU should change his name to FRCBUS. Five Robbed Charities By Us Skunts. Shameful. Who'd want to be asssociated with that shower of sh!t

Havant is a sh1thole. Had a close one a couple of years ago - was offered a role at the Jobsh1te HQ there but thankfully I was simultaneously offered a contract at Fawley Oil Refinery. Half an hour cycle ride as opposed to two hours commuting and the money was better :-)

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1:26pm Wed 6 Feb 13 City Saint says…

massimoosti wrote…

What right does an ex employee have to discuss the current running of a company with its owner ?

What right do employers have to sell their staff to other employers and demand a fee? What right do employees have to demand a contract be rengotiated half way through term? What right do employees have to demand which part of the company to work in, or else f*** off to South America for a few months to await your call? Football is an industry like no other. If you want to debate employment policy in the real world, you should go comment on a chat site about McDonalds employees, or Waitrose. If you want to debate the folklore, romance, stupidity, egoism and occasional heroism that is football, stick around.

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1:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

I like the fact Kent takes a few days off after being banned to think about his new persona and really develop it. I should imagine he goes away to a retreat in the Lake District where he can be uninterrupted by the cares of the world and emerge himself fully into whatever character his fecund mind has conceived. The Man U fan idea is a masterstroke of invention which has been executed perfectly. I salute his work.

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1:38pm Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Uh oh - Nicola's cancelled the 'peace talks'. INCOMING!

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1:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13 gillyman says…

cortese is only an employee as well as le tiss is an ex employee liebherr saved our club as did le tiss year in year out on the pitch cortese seems to have total disrespect by banning le tiss from certain areas of st marys as stewards are informed not to allow him access to parts of the ground media not allowed to conduct fan interviews on sfc property solent sky or echo and the comical issue of photographers which he had to back down this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do

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1:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

gillyman wrote…

cortese is only an employee as well as le tiss is an ex employee liebherr saved our club as did le tiss year in year out on the pitch cortese seems to have total disrespect by banning le tiss from certain areas of st marys as stewards are informed not to allow him access to parts of the ground media not allowed to conduct fan interviews on sfc property solent sky or echo and the comical issue of photographers which he had to back down this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do

aaaaaand breathe...

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1:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13 alan.of.eastleigh says…

MLT: Legend. But now just a moaning fan. Frannie: Legend in a different way and has shown true class by remaining publicly quiet on the issue. Cortese: Businessman first and last but the main driver behind the resurgent Saints.

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2:01pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Taoboy says…

St Retford wrote…

I like the fact Kent takes a few days off after being banned to think about his new persona and really develop it. I should imagine he goes away to a retreat in the Lake District where he can be uninterrupted by the cares of the world and emerge himself fully into whatever character his fecund mind has conceived. The Man U fan idea is a masterstroke of invention which has been executed perfectly. I salute his work.

I put it down to a sudden influx of aspartame, possibly reinforced with that red bull he knows he shouldn't.

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2:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

gillyman wrote…

cortese is only an employee as well as le tiss is an ex employee liebherr saved our club as did le tiss year in year out on the pitch cortese seems to have total disrespect by banning le tiss from certain areas of st marys as stewards are informed not to allow him access to parts of the ground media not allowed to conduct fan interviews on sfc property solent sky or echo and the comical issue of photographers which he had to back down this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do

You'll find it on the same button as the > sign, just two to the right of the M button.

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2:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13 St Retford says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

gillyman wrote…

cortese is only an employee as well as le tiss is an ex employee liebherr saved our club as did le tiss year in year out on the pitch cortese seems to have total disrespect by banning le tiss from certain areas of st marys as stewards are informed not to allow him access to parts of the ground media not allowed to conduct fan interviews on sfc property solent sky or echo and the comical issue of photographers which he had to back down this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do
You'll find it on the same button as the > sign, just two to the right of the M button.

Haha!

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2:09pm Wed 6 Feb 13 saintshorse101 says…

St Retford wrote…

I like the fact Kent takes a few days off after being banned to think about his new persona and really develop it. I should imagine he goes away to a retreat in the Lake District where he can be uninterrupted by the cares of the world and emerge himself fully into whatever character his fecund mind has conceived. The Man U fan idea is a masterstroke of invention which has been executed perfectly. I salute his work.

i heard he retreats to a lake district zen garden which has been fully feng shui`d! gets the inner peace his mind needs from all of the people in it who usually talk to him. with so many different characters its no wonder it takes a little time for one to fully emerge.

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2:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

Match at St Marys counts as our 20th home game in a season. Anyone would think it's a library! All together now........

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2:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!

Third best is actually the Hants cricket team. Get your facts right our kid.

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2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Glory Glory Man United says…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!
You.....pr1ck...FACT !

Thought that all up on your own? Who's a clever boy! You make up the numbers........ We make history..........FAC T!

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2:21pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

gillyman wrote…

cortese is only an employee as well as le tiss is an ex employee liebherr saved our club as did le tiss year in year out on the pitch cortese seems to have total disrespect by banning le tiss from certain areas of st marys as stewards are informed not to allow him access to parts of the ground media not allowed to conduct fan interviews on sfc property solent sky or echo and the comical issue of photographers which he had to back down this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do
You'll find it on the same button as the > sign, just two to the right of the M button.

..... but seriously, "....... this club has history and i for one am not going to ignore it or all the people over the years who have loved this club as much as i do" By that, I assume you think that certain people should be elevated above the status of just 'fan', 'former player' or whatever, because the issue here is what 'extras' you give to former 'club servants' and that list is huge. So, to whom do you apply special reverence? Where do you draw the line? Personally, ahead of NC or Matt or any of those who have been employed to play a part in the glorious history of The Saints, I'd place those fans who went to either Carlisle or Hartlepool during the two seasons we were in League 1 and those who have ventured all the way to Switzerland for a pre-season friendly. Anyone who has done two of the three should be given a free season ticket for life and anyone who has done all three should also have a statue built in their honour. Oh, but that's ME :) See, it's easy to be selective, not so easy to honour all contributors equally. One day, NC will be an ex-employee. Having done so much to get us back to where we are, how would you honour him? As someone said above, I doubt if he'll expect a single thing.

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2:44pm Wed 6 Feb 13 up saints says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

J7junctionseven wrote…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Cortese must feel under pressure n will use t fatboy to improve his own image. mlt may decide 2 secretly record the meeting, but probably no point as nc will be on t charm offensive difficult one in terms of honesty. t spot fixer against the guy who won't pay the builders or carpet removers
LLLLLLLDDDLLLLLLLL.. ..(Bompey away...L?) Ha ha ha ha
Supporters of two insignificant clubs bickering over local bragging rights. Doesn't get much sadder then that! Glory glory Man United.......
Who's that lying n the runway....... Run along plastic.....
Best supported club in the world = Man Utd............FACT! Best supported club in Hampshire = Man Utd..........FACT! Second best supported club in Hampshire = Portsmouth.......FAC T! Third best supported club in Hampshire = Southampton......FAC T! Although you will overtake Portsmouth if they go bust! Exciting eh!
You.....pr1ck...FACT !
Thought that all up on your own? Who's a clever boy! You make up the numbers........ We make history..........FAC T!

glory glory you a insult to portsmouth fc so much for PTID

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2:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13 TEBOURBA says…

NC's new manager has yet to prove his worth ---- having any second thoughts Cortese?? -- like the Directors and staff of Solent Interiors, I sincerely hope you are and can't sleep at night. Viva AP and NA!!

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2:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13 milton road says…

At the end of the day meeting someone for fifteen minutes does not mean you know them. Its just someone you met in passing. I would not even meet Le Tiss, NC, he has already blabbed all over here about meeting you and come out with even more ill considered comments. Lol bet after the meeting it will be all over sky and like always only one side of the story MLT's. Great player Matt, loved the loyalty and everything you gave the club great respect for that, just wish you would shut up trying to divide the club. NC saved this club and he has not only brought us stability but two promotions in three years. If it had not been for him Markus would never have bought. There is a notice it says 'engage brain before mouth.' might be worth a thought.

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2:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13 up saints says…

TEBOURBA wrote…

NC's new manager has yet to prove his worth ---- having any second thoughts Cortese?? -- like the Directors and staff of Solent Interiors, I sincerely hope you are and can't sleep at night. Viva AP and NA!!

thought we got rid of you after the qpr game and you wanted n/a out before that.you talk more junk than five

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2:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Salar says…

The infestation on this site has become a serious matter.... Site clean up required!

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3:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13 CB FRY LIVES says…

Like most ladies when aunty nicola says yes really means no.and when the answer is in the negative it means yes.Matty is from mars and nicola is from venus.

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3:56pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

milton road wrote…

At the end of the day meeting someone for fifteen minutes does not mean you know them. Its just someone you met in passing. I would not even meet Le Tiss, NC, he has already blabbed all over here about meeting you and come out with even more ill considered comments. Lol bet after the meeting it will be all over sky and like always only one side of the story MLT's. Great player Matt, loved the loyalty and everything you gave the club great respect for that, just wish you would shut up trying to divide the club. NC saved this club and he has not only brought us stability but two promotions in three years. If it had not been for him Markus would never have bought. There is a notice it says 'engage brain before mouth.' might be worth a thought.

Excellent post.

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4:00pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Match at St Marys counts as our 20th home game in a season. Anyone would think it's a library! All together now........

Stokes 83 mins ... it was very quiet at your end I recall. AND you gave us a big round of applause when we ran round the pitch with the Cup .. you should try to seek that level of integrity now...

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4:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Alicesdad wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Match at St Marys counts as our 20th home game in a season. Anyone would think it's a library! All together now........
Stokes 83 mins ... it was very quiet at your end I recall. AND you gave us a big round of applause when we ran round the pitch with the Cup .. you should try to seek that level of integrity now...

Alicesdad, don't be fooled, he's kent and he knows he is. Just igonre the WUM.

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4:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13 Five Trophies Between Us says…

Alicesdad wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Match at St Marys counts as our 20th home game in a season. Anyone would think it's a library! All together now........
Stokes 83 mins ... it was very quiet at your end I recall. AND you gave us a big round of applause when we ran round the pitch with the Cup .. you should try to seek that level of integrity now...

nice to have one little memory. especially if you are old enough

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5:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

TEBOURBA wrote…

NC's new manager has yet to prove his worth ---- having any second thoughts Cortese?? -- like the Directors and staff of Solent Interiors, I sincerely hope you are and can't sleep at night. Viva AP and NA!!

Any chance you can change the record, you never used to talk total garbage like this why are you doing it now, it won't change anything.

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5:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

CB FRY LIVES wrote…

Like most ladies when aunty nicola says yes really means no.and when the answer is in the negative it means yes.Matty is from mars and nicola is from venus.

.. this message came from Uranus, right?

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7:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13 J.P.M says…

Who the xxx is letissier?? I have lived in Soton for 12 years, and I have never seen him play football, or manage a game. I have however, seen him hanging aroung margueritas on a saturday night............

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11:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13 OSPREYSAINT says…

Five Trophies Between Us wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

Glory Glory Man United wrote…

Match at St Marys counts as our 20th home game in a season. Anyone would think it's a library! All together now........
Stokes 83 mins ... it was very quiet at your end I recall. AND you gave us a big round of applause when we ran round the pitch with the Cup .. you should try to seek that level of integrity now...
nice to have one little memory. especially if you are old enough

... from the standard of the dross you post you are certainly not old enough.

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11:34am Thu 7 Feb 13 barnjo says…

Fans on this site's haven't got a clue, NC isn't a hero he doesn't care about the club all he cares about is money. He hasn't put 1 pound of his own money into the club just thousands if not millions out of it. It couldn't be more obvious he will sell the club when the time is right for him. Look at which players have been bought! 2 from Asia £! 1 from South America £! 1 from Africa £! 1 from the North of Europe £! Let's just cover the globe to sell shirts to line NC's pockets some more! You are all saying he has got you promoted, haven't seen his name on the score sheet yet. I've seen MLT on it quite a few times though. NC will not be running the club in 5 years time MLT will still be a fan, NC will be a very rich man thanking all you gullible Saints fans. It's great Saints are back in the top flight playing great football but like typical football fans you all have short memories Marcus Liebherr is the true Saints hero not a lying NC.

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