Saints hoping for £60m windfall

Saints hoping for £60m windfall

Saints hoping for £60m windfall

by Adam Leitch , Chief Sports Writer Updated on in Sport

SAINTS are set to land a massive £60m windfall if Mauricio Pochettino completes the job of leading them to safety this season.

With a new TV deal set to kick in for the Premier League next season, and bumper revenues for overseas broadcasting rights also having been agreed, Saints could be on the verge of a bagging a fortune if they retain their top flight status.

In the wake of last weekend’s stunning victory over defending champions Manchester City, that now looks increasingly likely, Even the bottom club in next year’s Premier League is set to earn more than City did for winning the title last season.

That figure is likely to be around the £60m mark.

The League’s success in ensuring a domestic TV deal worth more than £3bn – and huge overseas right sales expected to take the final total well beyond £5bn – means clubs in the top flight will become richer and richer.

Last season City were paid just over £60m for their title winning campaign.

That is made up of shares of Premier League cash and overseas rights split equally between every top flight club and then the largest slice of prize money for winning the division and payments for every game broadcast live.

Thanks to the huge hike in the TV deal, their total for last time out is pretty much the minimum any club in next season’s Premier League can expect to receive.

The figure is put into even sharper context when you consider that bottom club last season, Wolves, netted just over £39m.

Championship clubs trying to earn promotion this season are also factoring in the potential for parachute payments into their figures.

They mean that even a club relegated from the Premier League next season, the first under the new deal, would be guaranteed an income of about £100m over a five year period.

That contrasts hugely with the two parachute payments totalling just £13m that Saints received in the two years after they went down from the Premier in 2005.

Saints’ win over City has boosted confidence even further that the club can avoid relegation this season.

From being five points adrift of safety in early November, and with an inferior goal difference technically making the gap six, they now have a four-point gap over the bottom three.

The financial implications for staying in the division are quite clear, and probably more pressing this season than at any point in the League’s history, such are the rewards on offer next season.

It is estimated that relegation this season would cost a club up to £50m.

Pochettino has been drafted in by executive chairman Nicola Cortese to ensure that fate does not befall Saints and that they remain in the top flight to take full advantage of the riches on offer just around the corner.

With the gap between the Premier League and the rest in danger of widening, it is the perfect time for Saints to be amongst the elite.

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3:51pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Dave Juson says…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.

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4:02pm Wed 13 Feb 13 lemon cake says…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

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4:03pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

This polarisation of money to the top teams is probably not healthy for English football overall, but it's clearly better to get it than not.

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4:05pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

Why the hell would we need £60 million for that?

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4:12pm Wed 13 Feb 13 magnette says…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?

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4:19pm Wed 13 Feb 13 saintshorse101 says…

wow with that amount of money around it makes you wonder which club redkrapp will go to and destroy next season, perhaps he might go to mancity to try and spend all of Sheikh Mansour`s money. only problem with that is they might put petrol prices up to cover his spending and that could ruin the entire western financial system, and all down to redkrapp!! he must be kept away from mancity for all our sakes. he can go to Fulham I rarely shop in harrods anyway.

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4:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13 JohnItaly says…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?

....or horse burgers.

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4:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13 costa gaz says…

Brilliant, the likes of Rooney, Tevez, Suarez, Ferdinand, etc..etc earning even more money fills me with happiness. The sooner this ever expanding bubble pop's the better. Don't get me wrong, I love football, but I just don't like what it is turning into.

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4:23pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Saintsincethe60s says…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.

I think when we are talking about the skunts - donkey would be more appropriate

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4:25pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Confucious says…

Having just been voted "The most anxious Saint in Kingsland Block 33", this extra pressure to stay up is all I needed.

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4:27pm Wed 13 Feb 13 St.Yorkie says…

Couldn't some of this money be used to subsidise tickets for games? Afterall we are the life blood of the club...in the event the SKY money stops! Should be £20 per match absolutely MAX!

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4:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Dickosfc says…

Obviously the financial implications of survival are huge but I’m desperate for us to stay up as I know what potential we have as a football club!! If it wasn’t for our poor start we wouldn’t even be worried but we can all see that the team is getting better and better with each game. Survive and I can see a bumper season for the Saints next season! COYRs We can do this!!

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4:37pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

Your'e fired, have you anything to say' "Can you lend me fifty francs" "out, out of my office in 20 seconds or I shall not be responsible for my actions" "that is easy I could be out of here in less than 20".. People work for less you know! Gee Gadieua.. Sorry, 60 million who gives a flying tommy tuck, give us football of the highest order, we the fans will not 'see' the money we will see the reult though so skip the financials and show us your tackle.

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4:38pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Bingo from Sholing says…

You could probably buy a small island in the South Atlantic for that.

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4:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13 lowemustgo says…

Actually, there is now a cap on wage increases which the PL voted in last week as financial fair play rules. (SFC voted against) So the extra money has to go somewhere else. But don't expect ticket prices to come down anytime soon.

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4:40pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

£2.50 will buy Poopey !!

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4:41pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?

Naahhhh !

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4:44pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

Bingo from Sholing wrote…

You could probably buy a small island in the South Atlantic for that.

Argentina wish you could !

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4:47pm Wed 13 Feb 13 lemon cake says…

Rising_Son wrote…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.
Why the hell would we need £60 million for that?

good point...we would have £59,999,995 change left over.

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4:51pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

lowemustgo wrote…

Actually, there is now a cap on wage increases which the PL voted in last week as financial fair play rules. (SFC voted against) So the extra money has to go somewhere else. But don't expect ticket prices to come down anytime soon.

£50 million , I think ??? Incredible amounts of money ......... I wonder if expanding the ground will loom back on the agenda , hasn't St.Mary's been designed to allow a second tier ???

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4:54pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Buddy SFC says…

costa gaz wrote…

Brilliant, the likes of Rooney, Tevez, Suarez, Ferdinand, etc..etc earning even more money fills me with happiness. The sooner this ever expanding bubble pop's the better. Don't get me wrong, I love football, but I just don't like what it is turning into.

Why NC is running the Club like he does , as a business rather than a plaything ........

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4:54pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SaintAsh1964 says…

Wouldn't it be nice if all the clubs in the EPL halved their ticket prices, and they'd still make more money than they will this year! It's not right really, shame that Football sold it's soul to the Devil :(

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5:09pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SaintJD says…

A taxi driver picked up Guy Whittingham from outside Fratton Park the other day. He got in and said "Aldi, Aldi, Aldi!", so he took him there in a hurry. Turns out it was all a bit of confusion. He didn't want to go to Aldi after all, he'd been reading out the Portsmouth form guide: LDLLLLLLDLLLLLLLD.

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5:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.

I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.

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5:21pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

SaintJD wrote…

A taxi driver picked up Guy Whittingham from outside Fratton Park the other day. He got in and said "Aldi, Aldi, Aldi!", so he took him there in a hurry. Turns out it was all a bit of confusion. He didn't want to go to Aldi after all, he'd been reading out the Portsmouth form guide: LDLLLLLLDLLLLLLLD.

oi oi oi..

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5:23pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

Not Emu, Ostrich. Sorry Chef.

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5:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SaintJD says…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.

I was in Tesco the other day when two members of staff came up to me and starting shouting and swearing. I was shocked until one of the checkout girls told me they had **** burgers.

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5:32pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Alicesdad says…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

I don't really want to shut them down. I'm quite enjoying watching them wither away. Why would we want their agony to end ? That and the fact that their owner has his assets all tied up and utterly unsellable. Shutting them down would simply spoil the fun. Sadistic perhaps, but somehow deeply satisfying.

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5:32pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SouthamptonLegend says…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Couldn't some of this money be used to subsidise tickets for games? Afterall we are the life blood of the club...in the event the SKY money stops! Should be £20 per match absolutely MAX!

That would be a great move but only if we weren't getting 30k through the gates. The club would lose out on about a third of what we're taking now. To compete at the top you need to make as much money as possible. I don't mind paying £30+ if we're going to see more football like we played on Saturday!!! :-)

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5:40pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SaintJD says…

SaintJD wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
I was in Tesco the other day when two members of staff came up to me and starting shouting and swearing. I was shocked until one of the checkout girls told me they had **** burgers.

Echo censoring kind of killed that joke, which I guess isn't such a bad thing :) Was a cunning play on aspergers, but never mind :)

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5:53pm Wed 13 Feb 13 RedArmy1 says…

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE CLASS. Wet Spam are within our reach and we will go above them in the League. Belief -Confidence and Strike. We celebrated hard after stunning Citeh. WE GO TO NEWCASTLE TO WIN !! It promises to be lively with fireworks and a Saints Victory. RED ARMY. COYR. FIGHT AND WIN. WE H8 POMPEY

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5:57pm Wed 13 Feb 13 HorndeanSaint says…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.

he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!

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6:00pm Wed 13 Feb 13 El Santo says…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.

Spot on!

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

Alicesdad wrote…

Not Emu, Ostrich. Sorry Chef.

Can we eat Orville?

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6:10pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

HorndeanSaint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!

No, no and thrice no..horse burgers are infinately preferable to the 'mechanically recovered meat' consumed in 50p burgers, ..sawdust and **** 10p a bite..

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6:13pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Mr. Miyagi says…

I hear B&Q are now under investigation from the Food Agency. It's to do with their flooring. They've found lamb in it!!

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6:14pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Mr. Miyagi says…

Sorry. Couldn't resist it...

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6:16pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Clever Dick says…

And this is not taking into account the prize money received for league position. Obviously we are expecting to win the league next year but given our awful performances over the last 2 seasons we'll probably only end up bl00dy second again. And then of course the following season when we are in the Champion's League there is all that cash to come as well. SRL will be banging 'em in against Barca and Real Madrid. We'll probably lose in the final making us second yet again. It's just not good enough. Come on NC get your act together!!

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6:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13 slugger says…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!

I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !

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6:36pm Wed 13 Feb 13 saintysaintsaint says…

Don't think it's a case of IF we stay up, it's more how high will we finish

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6:46pm Wed 13 Feb 13 angus mc coatup says…

looks like Tadanari lee could be on the move soon,Fc tokyo are in talks with saints."we are in talks" admitted takayuki tateishi for the J league club. If that's true, It's a real shame we didn't get to see the best of him.

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6:50pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

slugger wrote…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!
I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !

From what, the Premier League or League 1? Just asking!

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6:56pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

warrens 76 wrote…

HorndeanSaint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!
No, no and thrice no..horse burgers are infinately preferable to the 'mechanically recovered meat' consumed in 50p burgers, ..sawdust and **** 10p a bite..

Hey, Warrens, I don't think I got back to you about meeting up in Toon town. We should arrive in Newcastle (from York) at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd. We'll head to the Travelodge to drop our bags off but will head back into the city centre sometime in the evening. Would it make sense to meet up somewhre in town? Don't want to cramp your style but, being with the boys, we're talking 'family friendly' pub grub and some beers or something similar. Who else is going to be around that evening? RisingSon? Seed? Yorkie? The Leeds guys?

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7:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

warrens 76 wrote…

HorndeanSaint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!
No, no and thrice no..horse burgers are infinately preferable to the 'mechanically recovered meat' consumed in 50p burgers, ..sawdust and **** 10p a bite..
Hey, Warrens, I don't think I got back to you about meeting up in Toon town. We should arrive in Newcastle (from York) at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd. We'll head to the Travelodge to drop our bags off but will head back into the city centre sometime in the evening. Would it make sense to meet up somewhre in town? Don't want to cramp your style but, being with the boys, we're talking 'family friendly' pub grub and some beers or something similar. Who else is going to be around that evening? RisingSon? Seed? Yorkie? The Leeds guys?

I'll be getting there the same afternoon. My hotel is fairly close to the city centre and I'm not a great drinker, so pub grub and a couple of beers would suit me.

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7:11pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

You and the nippers are more than welcome to join us city center as like..I will post friday our 'otel..and ETA I know I land at 15.15... We will entertain the kids two nipps of my own..all grown up now.. I will give you an approx heads up tomorrow.

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7:12pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

angus mc coatup wrote…

looks like Tadanari lee could be on the move soon,Fc tokyo are in talks with saints."we are in talks" admitted takayuki tateishi for the J league club. If that's true, It's a real shame we didn't get to see the best of him.

We did not get 'anything' from him!¨

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7:16pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Harold K Steptoe says…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

The Fish owe £61 million, so we can't quite pay it off for them. Let them rot I say

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7:17pm Wed 13 Feb 13 slugger says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!
I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !
From what, the Premier League or League 1? Just asking!

What do you reckon ?

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7:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13 circa 66 saint says…

Alicesdad wrote…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.
I don't really want to shut them down. I'm quite enjoying watching them wither away. Why would we want their agony to end ? That and the fact that their owner has his assets all tied up and utterly unsellable. Shutting them down would simply spoil the fun. Sadistic perhaps, but somehow deeply satisfying.

I agree the sport is worth it. on a serious note with the illegal introduction of horse meat into the food chain can we risk all that liquidised skunt not entering our food.

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7:22pm Wed 13 Feb 13 rocketone says…

Yeah. But what can you get for £60m? If we buy Ronaldo he will have to pay his own wages. What Spanish strikers can we get? Still think if we stay up Rickie's reward will be a transfer. MP is being given a hefty transfer chest, to supplement the youth policy. That would mean buying quality experience and expecting him to help young lads.

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7:35pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

slugger wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!
I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !
From what, the Premier League or League 1? Just asking!
What do you reckon ?

Well, I suppose it depends if it means you'll lose £60m from your healthy bank balance or if that's the amount of debt you already owe and can't ever hope to pay back :)

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7:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Strasbourg Saint says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

warrens 76 wrote…

HorndeanSaint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!
No, no and thrice no..horse burgers are infinately preferable to the 'mechanically recovered meat' consumed in 50p burgers, ..sawdust and **** 10p a bite..
Hey, Warrens, I don't think I got back to you about meeting up in Toon town. We should arrive in Newcastle (from York) at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd. We'll head to the Travelodge to drop our bags off but will head back into the city centre sometime in the evening. Would it make sense to meet up somewhre in town? Don't want to cramp your style but, being with the boys, we're talking 'family friendly' pub grub and some beers or something similar. Who else is going to be around that evening? RisingSon? Seed? Yorkie? The Leeds guys?
I'll be getting there the same afternoon. My hotel is fairly close to the city centre and I'm not a great drinker, so pub grub and a couple of beers would suit me.

Great! Let's keep in touch as the weekend nears. Also, nearer the time, I'll put something on the Facebook Echo Forum. Are you (RisingSon or Warrens) on it?

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7:42pm Wed 13 Feb 13 slugger says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!
I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !
From what, the Premier League or League 1? Just asking!
What do you reckon ?
Well, I suppose it depends if it means you'll lose £60m from your healthy bank balance or if that's the amount of debt you already owe and can't ever hope to pay back :)

We wouldn't lose anything from our bank balance , it'd be an amount of lost income ......... Do Pompey have anything to lose ? ........ their pride went down the swanney ages back , what do they have left ? ......... Oh yeah , the history . LOL ....... COYR !!!!

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7:43pm Wed 13 Feb 13 SPIKEISLANDTRADER says…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.

Yeah but what would spend the other 59 million £999,000 + 50p ???

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7:54pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Rising_Son says…

Stras, I'm on it. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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8:09pm Wed 13 Feb 13 saintshorse101 says…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.

I don't know what the problem is with the beef/horse thing, I`ve known many a lady who have enjoyed a good piece of `horse` in their mouths!

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8:14pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Tirau Dan says…

It worries me that TV rights getting more and more expensive it perpetuates the golden circle of players wages, transfer fees and hikes in ticket pricing. The end result is that across the board the big football force nations will charge through the nose Pay Per View for big games and lesser-football countries like NZ will take fewer and fewer games on our TV and the bubble will burst. To watch half a doz games here costs almost the price of a season ticket (nothing else to watch on the sky tv here - utter rubbish) . Viva Los Santos, Viva La Internet Nick a game P2P threads :)

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8:15pm Wed 13 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Rising_Son wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

warrens 76 wrote…

HorndeanSaint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
he thing is Alicesdad, giving people horse when they expect beef would be a bit like turning up to see Saints play and finding Poopey taking to the field. Cheated wouldn't begin to desribe that feeling!!
No, no and thrice no..horse burgers are infinately preferable to the 'mechanically recovered meat' consumed in 50p burgers, ..sawdust and **** 10p a bite..
Hey, Warrens, I don't think I got back to you about meeting up in Toon town. We should arrive in Newcastle (from York) at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd. We'll head to the Travelodge to drop our bags off but will head back into the city centre sometime in the evening. Would it make sense to meet up somewhre in town? Don't want to cramp your style but, being with the boys, we're talking 'family friendly' pub grub and some beers or something similar. Who else is going to be around that evening? RisingSon? Seed? Yorkie? The Leeds guys?
I'll be getting there the same afternoon. My hotel is fairly close to the city centre and I'm not a great drinker, so pub grub and a couple of beers would suit me.
Great! Let's keep in touch as the weekend nears. Also, nearer the time, I'll put something on the Facebook Echo Forum. Are you (RisingSon or Warrens) on it?

No too many episodes of Homeland put me off!--post were when what friday..they do not read the echo.!

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8:29pm Wed 13 Feb 13 slugger says…

So ...... If we continue playing like we have in the last 5 games , who's going to beat us ?

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8:50pm Wed 13 Feb 13 El Santo says…

slugger wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

slugger wrote…

El Santo wrote…

Dave Juson wrote…

Wow: £60 million! That will give us a massive advantage -- when it comes to paying inflated wages and exorbitant transfer fees - over all the clubs that won’t be getting £60 million.
Spot on!
I agree also ......... what this does prove is how important it is to NOT get relegated !
From what, the Premier League or League 1? Just asking!
What do you reckon ?
Well, I suppose it depends if it means you'll lose £60m from your healthy bank balance or if that's the amount of debt you already owe and can't ever hope to pay back :)
We wouldn't lose anything from our bank balance , it'd be an amount of lost income ......... Do Pompey have anything to lose ? ........ their pride went down the swanney ages back , what do they have left ? ......... Oh yeah , the history . LOL ....... COYR !!!!

More importantly: do Pompey have a bank account??! No coach, no football players, no fan support. Why would they need a bank account for?

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9:02pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Confucious says…

I've written to St Marys Head of Catering to tell him that to improve the health of our fans and keep sales up during the dodgy meat crisis, he should develop a cabbage which smells of bacon.

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9:20pm Wed 13 Feb 13 St.Yorkie says…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.

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9:25pm Wed 13 Feb 13 andysaint says…

Apparantly human dna has now been found in some welsh lamb.

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9:37pm Wed 13 Feb 13 St Retford says…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.

That sounds amazing! What more do you want from a pub?

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9:54pm Wed 13 Feb 13 2getheras1 says…

andysaint wrote…

Apparantly human dna has now been found in some welsh lamb.

Superb!

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9:57pm Wed 13 Feb 13 angus mc coatup says…

Confucious wrote…

I've written to St Marys Head of Catering to tell him that to improve the health of our fans and keep sales up during the dodgy meat crisis, he should develop a cabbage which smells of bacon.

He should head down to fratton,they are miles ahead in that field of development.they've managed to produce around ten thousand cabbages that smell of fish.

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10:17pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Seedhouse the Unrepentant says…

andysaint wrote…

Apparantly human dna has now been found in some welsh lamb.

Any skunt dna?

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10:24pm Wed 13 Feb 13 circa 66 saint says…

perish the thought, human dna in a skunt or even worse skunt dna in a human

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10:41pm Wed 13 Feb 13 st1halo says…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.

Christ! Beefeaters have changed their menu! Can't imagine it's very nice when geordie blokes offer you oral sex! That would put me right off the drugs and the fight! STID

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10:44pm Wed 13 Feb 13 Baddesley Bill says…

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote…

andysaint wrote…

Apparantly human dna has now been found in some welsh lamb.
Any skunt dna?

Do skunts have dna? Never had them down to contain the building blocks of life.....

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10:48pm Wed 13 Feb 13 sking19326 says…

Harold K Steptoe wrote…

lemon cake wrote…

with this extra money couldnt we buy pompey and then shutt them down? Put them out of their agony.
The Fish owe £61 million, so we can't quite pay it off for them. Let them rot I say

I thought it was £64 million but who's counting apart from HMRC and past creditors !!!!!!!!!!!!

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8:07am Thu 14 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

Rising_Son wrote…

Stras, I'm on it. Looking forward to meeting you all.

And me ..just post what hotel or pub we will meet in city wise on Saturday..

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8:10am Thu 14 Feb 13 warrens 76 says…

St Retford wrote…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.
That sounds amazing! What more do you want from a pub?

Duke of Northumberland it it then!

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9:16am Thu 14 Feb 13 st.athan saint says…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.

just wish there was " traceability " - it would be somehow satisfying to know I was eating the nag that lost my £10 ew at sandown !!

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10:36am Thu 14 Feb 13 Beer Monster says…

warrens 76 wrote…

St Retford wrote…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.
That sounds amazing! What more do you want from a pub?
Duke of Northumberland it it then!

It's been rated a healthy 6/10 on Beerintheevening - can only assume the Geordies quite like a bit of oral sex off their mates! As long as I can find somewhere after the game to catch the League Cup Final with a few pints I'll be happy :-)

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2:13pm Thu 14 Feb 13 lowe esteem says…

Strasbourg Saint wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

Not Emu, Ostrich. Sorry Chef.
Can we eat Orville?

...i said Duck!

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2:16pm Thu 14 Feb 13 lowe esteem says…

SaintJD wrote…

SaintJD wrote…

Alicesdad wrote…

JohnItaly wrote…

magnette wrote…

Could perhaps a little of it possibly trickle down and maybe used to improve the beef burgers?
....or horse burgers.
I can't see what the fuss is about with horsemeat. Horse meat is just fine - whats the big deal ? We eat lambs, sheep, cows, ox tails, tongues, chickens, and a myriad of fish species. If you are a customer of the richer butchers in Hampshire you can get crocodile and Emu. In the Far East (I mean Globally - not East Anglia) there's even more animals that turn up on the family platter, many of which would be pets in this country. So, starter for ten, can someone tell me why this is so contentious? What do you mean "Whats that got to do with football?" ... we are talking burgers here, of course it's to do with football.
I was in Tesco the other day when two members of staff came up to me and starting shouting and swearing. I was shocked until one of the checkout girls told me they had **** burgers.
Echo censoring kind of killed that joke, which I guess isn't such a bad thing :) Was a cunning play on aspergers, but never mind :)

LOT of bad taste jokes on here today... Fray Bentos (Argentina) Wet Spam and Pompey til Aldi!

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2:20pm Thu 14 Feb 13 lowe esteem says…

Beer Monster wrote…

warrens 76 wrote…

St Retford wrote…

St.Yorkie wrote…

Straws is et al Not sure I can make Sunday after all but a bit of local knowledge don't try the Duke of Northumberland pub in the town centre - I did about 8 or 9-years ago. I was offered everything from drugs, oral sex and a fight. Mind you the beer was dead cheap!! Even my Geordie mate was surprised I got out alive!! Not the nicest place for the wee Strassie's.
That sounds amazing! What more do you want from a pub?
Duke of Northumberland it it then!
It's been rated a healthy 6/10 on Beerintheevening - can only assume the Geordies quite like a bit of oral sex off their mates! As long as I can find somewhere after the game to catch the League Cup Final with a few pints I'll be happy :-)

There's a nice little drinker I recall, owned by a Chinaman I think...the Frying Horse I think it was...

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6:31pm Thu 14 Feb 13 100%Saint says…

So who's going up to Le Jordie town then, quite a few isn't it I might but haven't got the arrangements sorted (ei: work). COYR!!!

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9:32pm Thu 14 Feb 13 Tirau Dan says…

Tip for the day: Buy NZ Lamb and Beef.. our sheep and cattle eat grass not skates on holiday in Wales and our horses go to the races or the petfood factory but not Tesco. Miles lower carbon footprint than continental and won't make you go Mad Cow mental. Advert Over.

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