01 Sep 2017 07:11:54
As much as we all greatly appreciate your input, knowledge and humour on all matters on this website ed, you've got to admit you got it wrong on van dijk leaving. whether it works out well for saints remains to be seen and if doesn't go in January he will 100% go next summer. anyway thanks for your information this window to all the eds.

{Ed002's Note - Fine I got it wrong. Find someone else to do the transfers news and interest from now on.}

1.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 11:13:14
It may be the club have got it wrong in keeping him 70m may look a fortune in a years time. Be interesting to know if and when an olive branch is held out to get him back with the team and being a World Cup year seems irrelevant now as holland are truely pony. Hopefully he will knuckle down and prove his worth and get the move he so clearly wants at a time and fee that is agreeable to all.
Not sure if he plays how those who are dropped will feel I would be truely pissed off watching someone playing for a move ahead of me but that seems to be football now. Loyalty and hinesty is made to look like a negative.

2.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 11:37:11
I think ed was safe to assume that VVD was leaving as it was the smartest bang to do, his position was untenable and it's almost as stupid as arsenal keeping Sanchez, eds can't account for Southampton foolishness.

3.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 11:57:12
At the same time. Southampton haven't actually had to do any work here. No bids were made during the transfer window. Sure the board said he wasn't for sale but it's not like they actually had to reject a 70m bid for him unlike Liverpool and Countino.
The people that have made themselves look foolish is all the ex Liverpool pundits by saying it was a certainty all summer.
I think VVD sacking his agent could be a statement of intent to our club. He may have sacked him realising he wasn't going to get his transfer and wants to focus on the upcoming season.

4.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 10:34:43
You are allowed Ed! Please confirm that you (individually and collectively) will continue to provide interesting and valuable information, and discussion points, right or wrong, confirmed or speculative, regardless of 10 year old later bating you with "told you so" comments. Cheers.

5.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 10:37:56
Bit of a touchy response ed, I wasnt having a dig. its a banter page don't cry about it.