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25 Jan 2018 15:27:31
Hey Ed's, any possibility on Slimani from Leicester? Few rumblings going round.

JulesT

{Ed002's Note - No Jule.}


 

 

18 Jan 2018 08:23:43
18th of Jan and not much happening! Yes I'm being the impatient fan; disappointed on Walcott, thanks for the Gazumping Everton! FEw names still in the pot, apparently Gabbs' agent wants him back in Italy with Bologna, 3 goals in 22 games is pretty poor - still not seen him better than in the cup final. Some interesting free agents going according to the Echo; let's go Schweinstieger (I prob spelt that wrong. ) .

JulesT

1.) 18 Jan 2018 10:54:06
I still think we aren't going to sign someone. Primarily because the board are usually slow to get things done, also there aren't many players out there that suit our needs (tried and tested premier league goal scorers), plus our club isn't in the greatest of shape at the moment sitting just above the drop zone, a team lacking confidence and a manager that the majority of fans don't want anymore.


2.) 18 Jan 2018 16:14:42
It would be a positive step to announce a new player before Sunday's game but it's going to be a difficult game who ever comes in.


 

 

11 Jan 2018 07:58:10
Rumour mill rife this morning;

Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Mario Balotelli (AC Milan)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool - apparently now Transfer Listed. )
Bobby Reid (Bristol City)
Nicolas Gaitan (Athletico Madrid)
Stuart Armstrong (Celtic)
Paco Alcacer (Barcelona)
Stevan Jovetic (AS Monaco)
Manuel Akanji (Basel)
Guido Carrillo (AS Monaco)

The Balotelli thing scares me.

JulesT

{Ed001's Note - Balotelli is at OGC Nice in France.}


1.) 11 Jan 2018 08:24:35
Arh thanks Eds, managed to think Nice and type Milan, clever!

{Ed001's Note - maybe you just like Milan so thought it was Nice? And I apologise for that gag, it was far from nice!}


2.) 11 Jan 2018 08:56:20
And our of these players which ones would you most like to see at the club.
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) - would be a good story and great to get him back, he has great experience in the Premier League. However, as everyone has already mentioned it would be risky because of his fitness and I wouldn't want pay more than what would be a new club record fee for him.
Mario Balotelli (AC Milan) - one of the only players on this list that has been consistently playing football over the last season. Has a great scoring record for Nice. However, I don't think MP has the managerial experience to tame him.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) - I'd say the same about him as I would about the Walcott. I don't think he would be worth the risk. I also don't think Liverpool can justify the £25m price they've put on him.
Bobby Reid (Bristol City) - He is only 24, looks like he's come into form this season. Could be a good asset if he can make the jump to the Premier League. Maybe would be a good signing in the summer, provided we stay up and BC doesn't get promoted.
Nicolas Gaitan (Athletico Madrid) - I like the looks of this player and it is what we need. However, he doesn't look like he's managed to sustain first team football in the past two seasons. However, signings like this normally do work out for us.
Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) - Another player from Celtic. They seem to be our feeder club. But nonetheless I think he'd be a great addition to the squad. Might spur on the rest of the squad to bring someone in that has played loads of first-team football and is so used to winning.
Paco Alcacer (Barcelona) - He's only 24, he could be a massive flop - but I think could be a good signing if we could get the right price for him. He had a good record at Valencia but hasn't managed to make the jump up to Barcelona.
Stevan Jovetic (AS Monaco) - He seems like a massive flop. Whereas Paco Alcacer still has a lot of years left this player doesn't. Wouldn't want to sign him.
Manuel Akanji (Basel) - This player seems like a no-brainer. Despite the claims, I think we do need another CB and this guy looks like a good fit. I'd also like to see us play 3 at the back, so the need for another CB is crucial.
Guido Carrillo (AS Monaco) - Another player whose record isn't great. I think it would be another risk to bring in someone that hasn't managed to player first team football enough over the past few seasons.

Based on what I've just looked at, I think these 3 would be the best addition to growing our squad.
Nicolas Gaitan
Paco Alcacer
Manuel Akanji

I think if we could get these 3 players in under £20m it would be a great bit of Business. I also don't see MG sticking around for much longer - wouldn't be surprised if a deal was done this month for him. I'd also think the attention of Reid and Armstrong could be good acquisitions in the summer.


3.) 11 Jan 2018 09:06:05
You should be on stage with material like that Ed's :-)

{Ed001's Note - I agree. I am like a cross between Josh Widdecombe and Eddie Murphy....}


4.) 11 Jan 2018 10:03:34
I agree with pretty much all you've said SaintJay, some good points.

I feel a bit in a minority, but think that Walcott would be an excellent addition, on his day he can be formidable as an attacking force and I appreciate that this has been a bit few and far between of late, but am sure with more game time he would improve, I accept also the risk element here.
I couldn't believe the Balotelli rumour, the guy is a crank and listens to no one, he would be hell to try and control. However, he has prem experience and his goal scoring at the minute is impressive.
Sturridge I think we should avoid like the plague, he is always injured and I think is overpriced, there are better options out there.
Bobby Reid, from the point of view of him being an exciting prospect who could do well making the step up, I think he would be an interesting choice, but maybe not now as our priorities surely are more apparent.
Nicolas Gaitan has a good pedigree but hasn't had the game time; I agree he would be a better option than Jovetic.
Stuart Armstrong I'm hearing lots of good things about, Europa League and lots of first team experience, workhorse and determined/ passionate player - he would be on my list.
Alcacer, he would definitely be worth a punt I think; Barcelona experience and plus he is awesome on Championship Manager :-)
Akanji looks the business - exactly the type of player we need, no-brainer!
Carrilo I think is worth a try - I think he was the guy who worked under Pellegrino before so he knows his methods etc. Our strikers right now aren't firing at all (bar Austin) so we need some other options. I think Gabbiadini and Long should go if we get this guy and or another striker.

So in short; buy: Armstrong; Akanji; Alcacer and Carillo if we can afford it!


5.) 11 Jan 2018 11:09:27
Anyone would be a positive right now have a horrible feeling nothing will be done any player signing will be a loan or dependant in us staying up anyway so loan with option is best for all concerned. But only if we take the option this time (Toby)


6.) 11 Jan 2018 11:40:09
I would love to see gaitan, ballotelli, akanji and Armstrong come in.


7.) 11 Jan 2018 15:09:36
I would like a number 10 and a goalscorer. easier said than done and of course not all transfers are guaranteed to be a success but don't think we need much more than that. this feels more than the quality on the pitch. whether the vvd saga did really disrupt or ownership quibbles or coaching issues (eb) who knows.


8.) 12 Jan 2018 04:57:52
I'd be happy if we could land alcacer.


 

 

10 Jan 2018 13:02:36
Hi Eds, any truth in Saints being linked with Iheanacho from Leicester? Think he would be an awesome signing! Thanks.

JulesT

{Ed001's Note - he is looking for a way to get some playing time and has been offered to a number of clubs. Not sure if it is for a loan or permanent deal though.}


1.) 10 Jan 2018 14:00:41
If anything it would be a loan he only signed for Leicester in the summer and cost em 25mill. They would probably want 30mill plus if they were to sell.


2.) 10 Jan 2018 15:09:50
Rumours are they are willing to take a loss.


3.) 10 Jan 2018 17:42:31
Definitely would be happy with him coming in
This would give us better much better options up front done really well at Man City was surprised they got shot of him.


4.) 10 Jan 2018 17:58:29
Yet he appears to be 4th choice at Leicester?


5.) 10 Jan 2018 20:58:26
If he can’t get in the Leicester side and IF they’re willing to take a loss on him after 6 months is he really going to be the right player to bring into the club? Scored a few when surrounded by world class players at city but done nothing at Leicester.


6.) 10 Jan 2018 20:59:20
In fact - Shane Long’s scored more goals this season.


7.) 11 Jan 2018 06:51:47
Yes but how many games has long started compared to kelichi? probably around three times as many, and long isn't our top scorer.


 

 

30 Aug 2017 08:03:51
Heard on the vine of grapes that Arsenal want VVD and are prepared to swap Wallcott - there is a delay on money as he wants more than Saints can offer, so to me that says he wouldn't rule a return out. I think that would be a great asset to the team and would happily see VVD leave for the 75 million price tag.

JulesT

1.) 30 Aug 2017 09:04:53
I've heard it's hit the bricks already cause Walcott wants 180k pw we can only offer 130k pw but it would still make him the highest earner.


2.) 30 Aug 2017 09:26:15
Yeah I don't think the club should be prepared to change our wage system for Theo Walcott. If one player earns that much than our whole team will want the same.


3.) 30 Aug 2017 09:33:45
Not entirely sure Walcott is the solution to our lack of goals up front. Plus as someone plus the Eds stated these cash plus players deals are really difficult to put together. There are better options out there i'm sure.


4.) 30 Aug 2017 10:12:50
I'd be surprised if we could get to 130 k to be honest. think we have a fairly strict wage structure and believe our top earner may actually be ff. on about 100k 😵.


5.) 30 Aug 2017 12:21:56
Why would we want Theo Walcott? I have been trying to think of a reason but no can't think of one. This has to be just journalistic speculation otherwise known as grabbing at straws.


6.) 30 Aug 2017 13:26:00
Why would we not want him? We desperately need a creative player with some pace and he fits the bill, the current AM's seem bereft of ideas.


7.) 30 Aug 2017 15:25:53
If Walcott allegedly wants that amount then he clearly doesn't want to come (if he ever did)


 

 

 

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12 Feb 2018 07:54:41
so the simplest decision the board have to make hasn't happened yet! I expected to see something straight after the game, how is he still in a job? Any other club would've booted him out months ago, its now too late - it should've happened before Christmas and now I have officially accepted our fate, Newcastle and Swansea obliviously give a sh*t about staying in this division and put on some good performances; How we can put on such a good performance with character at WB and not turn up yesterday - I don't know what to think anymore.

JulesT

1.) 12 Feb 2018 08:51:45
As I said before, I feel there is something fishy going on in terms of certain bets. Maybe our owner and board will be making lots of money off of Southampton being relegated. Gao has been a rather sketchy individual and seems like if he is fine With how we are doing, something else is going on. Maybe we are a front. Would like to investigate this further.

Also, all this hate on Carrillo is unfounded. We give him little to no help. He needs someone off his shoulder but we don't give him this.


2.) 12 Feb 2018 12:22:46
Yes because dodgy bets will make up more than how much the club will lose in value and income 🙄

Y’all have been going on about asset stripping owners for years and it’s never come to fruition.


3.) 14 Feb 2018 08:07:12
To make up lost income for the club, they could easily sell most if not all of our starting 11. And I meant it as a personal gain. Not a gain for the club. Plus, you never know how much there is to gain from some shady trading places.


4.) 14 Feb 2018 21:18:18
SaintUS that is ridiculous.


 

 

31 Jan 2018 21:41:33
I'm hoping to read that MP is no longer with us this time tomorrow.

JulesT

1.) 31 Jan 2018 22:04:31
Me to. I could never wish for saints to lose, but I wonder if after yet another draw, in a must win will earn another reprieve.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 22:13:53
2nd that.


3.) 01 Feb 2018 07:56:51
I don't see it happening, the board have publicly backed the manager (good for confidence, his only by the look of it), and to get rid will appear a monumental contradiction
1 win in 16 is not good enough
good enough is about relative progress, unfortunately our progress appears negative, struggle to create clear chances, score and we look out of sorts

coupled with a manager who is clueless tactically, uninspiring football
CP was slated for being boring, for the football he advocated and the interviews he gave, I'm not sure he was that boring now

so where do we and the board go from here?


 

 

31 Jan 2018 08:01:43
Saints need to spend to stay up; I agree that for us to compete now with other teams strengthening we have to take some risks otherwise there is a massive danger of stagnation and ultimately relegation. I remember how that felt last time and I don't much want to feel it again. The team is good enough to get out but we need a run of results and some confidence; the Spurs game and Watford result must be used to push us forward. Belief is the key and I still believe we can stay up, hell I'd take 17th right now if asked, but we are better than that. I hope that Promes joins as he will be class with Carillo, continues with giving Brighton a spanking later - COYR!

JulesT

1.) 31 Jan 2018 09:40:24
Tomorrows Headlines-- Saints Splash the Cash to Buy Promes.
Is there anything wrong with this.
No?
Yes?
The date on the paper was 1st April, not February.
We're told every effort is being made, why are all us Saints fans so frustrated come transfer times. Here we are 18th highest turnover club, loads of TV money, still selling players year after year. Yet we are still so slow in getting deals done.
I could go on but i've got to check the rumour/ transfer sites again and again, enjoy.


2.) 31 Jan 2018 15:17:02
Looks like plan B who we tried to sign back in 2014. Mr Lamela. Will he come on loan? Not convinced.


 

 

18 Jan 2018 15:37:29
Read a few posts over the day around the board not being happy with MP and results on the pitch. It was a Telegraph article and written by a guy who worked for the echo and has connections at the club so the info is deemed as accurate. Maybe we will get a new manager in the window rather than a striker or playmaker.

JulesT

1.) 18 Jan 2018 16:19:01
Jeremy Wilson wrote the club have a blue print of how the clubs structured for the way we play buy players and if the manager can't provide the wins they expect he's inevitably going to be replaced
They've lost patience with the amount of wins and our league position
this was from the telegraph who are usually spot on.


2.) 18 Jan 2018 17:59:10
But who would we bring in. I keep saying is it him saying sit back when we are Ahead or do the players do it through fear. We must of dropped 10-12!points when winning going into the last 30mins so is it fitness. Liverpool are crap at the back get took the game to city we can’t do that as we don’t have the finishers but we have a very good back 5 so need to trust them and keep players up to keep the opposition honest and not let them push on to much. I fear against spurs but couple of biting tackles and they will wings and kick out as the always do . This is a game to get stuck in and stand up and watch the reactions. There isn’t one in that team bar big vic who can take a tackle.


3.) 18 Jan 2018 18:15:01
Got a gut feeling something maybe about to happen either before or more likely after the Spurs game. New manager coming in. The board aren’t so stupid to let the decline continue and will have been looking at managerial options in recent weeks. If we get no points from this game he is gone and may already be dead man walking.
No info is good as it means nothing is leaking out. Let’s hope they get any appointment right this time.
One of the Bundesliga managers perhaps or Gary Monk?
Ed’s do you know who might replace Pellegrino?
Just my feeling nothing more.


4.) 18 Jan 2018 18:41:02
If your going to change regardless you would do it before the game and step somebody up to play the way they want clealry nothing decided as he is still in charge. I still feel the players are as liable as the manager if they are unhappy why not take it upstairs.


5.) 18 Jan 2018 19:00:46
Completely agree with all you said about Saints there 001, let our defenders defend and free our attackers. Whether you want to play 5 at the back or consider Romeu the 5th defensive player, the rest of the players need a lot more freedom.

Like you said, it's hard to tell if its the players or the manager, but I suppose either way the buck ultimately stops with MP because if it's the players, he's responsible for drilling that out of them!


6.) 18 Jan 2018 19:02:29
Pellegrino said he was expecting 2 players this week and nothing's happened
Have they now reconsidered his position and thought ok
If he's not here let's hold off on buying players until we get a new manager

If they go down this route the new manager has no time to recruit and has to work with what he's got
And with this option they
Explain that their appointment in the summer hasn't worked out and they have now got a top manager and
Without spending a penny we're all happy because we've got a top manager and we stay up and start playing the football we've been used to
75 mill banked happy owner
Only out lay is the new managers wage and pellegrinos pay off
Conspiracy theory
What you think.


7.) 18 Jan 2018 19:05:20
If that's the case the board should of been concerned months ago!?!


8.) 18 Jan 2018 19:58:24
Your catching on.


9.) 18 Jan 2018 22:23:36
I think that’s about right Diggy5471.
It has to be. It’s got that feel of it. Just waiting to get the new manager in place and bingo!


10.) 18 Jan 2018 22:39:47
To be honest I'd be happy with that out come
Our players are good enough just need a manager to shake things up.


11.) 18 Jan 2018 23:04:01
Garry monk would be a good shout. I would be happy with him.


12.) 19 Jan 2018 00:27:15
Let's face it Milky he could do no worse and being an ex Saint might be worth giving him a go. Still think Strachan could do a job, he did it before.


13.) 19 Jan 2018 05:03:50
Only problem with monk is he's not a massive name who would get respect from some of the foreign players
Plus he's been sacked recently again which couldn't personally have done his confidence much good
He did a good job at Swansea but has fallen off a bit in terms of where he would expect to be
If we're league 1 or championship yes but premier no
I can't see he would be a up grade on what we've got now.


14.) 19 Jan 2018 05:12:01
I would be happy with a older type of manager who's been round the block knows the score has nothing to prove and will get these lads playing the way we were 2 seasons ago I don't think we played bad on occasions this year but we just can't see the job through and with someone who's more tactically astute than what we have we could have been 12-15 points better off already
Some like pellegrini who's in China I know but someone like that
Personally I think someone at saints cocked up and did a typo and that's who we should have had in the first place.


15.) 19 Jan 2018 22:59:14
We need a coaching team who believe in the high pressing game and delivering early crosses into the box, Gabbi Austin and long would look different players if that happened. If Pellegrino can achieve that then great. if not then we need a head coach who can.


 

 

05 Jan 2018 08:15:39
I'm not even sure what I think or how I feel about the team at the momemt. I'm sure I'm not the only one, current showing takes me back to the Dell days when staying in the league was deemed as a good season.
I'm pretty sure back then the team showed more grit and fighting spirit.

I didn't see the Palace game, read lots of views and it seems very much like we threw away what should have been 3 points. Not for the first time this season.

I include myself in the bracket that wanted Puel out, his lack of imagination and exciting football got tiresome very quickly, the heady heights of 8th seem a long way away now and I can't help but admit he should've had another season.

I still struggle to see us being the team that played so well under Koeman.

I don't feel the same about Pellegrino. I genuinley feel he is out of his depth. His insistance on rotation all the time is baffling, he must know his strongest side?

Forster, Tadic, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Redmond have not delivered at all this season. I would happily see them all go for decent replacements.

I don't accept that VVD-Gate is the cause of all the issues and I feel that RK has been lame in stating as much. I'm glad he's gone none the less, I hated seeing the post of him with a scouse shirt on FaceBook, felt like he just wanted to rub it in and make a point.
The board need to step up and spend, we need at least 4 players in this window (loan or otherwise; GK; CD; AMC x 2) to bolster a lifeless team with no confidence and ideas.

I agree with another point around coaching - I wasn't a fan of Eric Black and am pleased to see him out; but what are the players being taught to do?

On a positive, I think Hoijberg has been superb, really taken his opportunities and played well, his match stats are superb most weeks.

At the moment, I'm hoping for a new manager (seems frustrating we missed out on Pardew / Allardyce. ) new players and to just stay in the league come May.

Lets hope the home results against Huddersfield, Watford and Burnley don't come back to haunt us.

JulesT

1.) 05 Jan 2018 10:57:12
Just because you haven't heard of a coach, and they weren't a well known former player (as the original poster about this complained), doesn't mean they're bad at coaching.

I do agree that there seems to be a bit of a coaching issue, but the approach taken by the OP and to a lesser extent you Jules is that the coaching is bad because you haven't heard of the coaches.


 

 

 

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26 Jan 2018 07:52:48
I agree - if we ever hope to challenge and push forward you have to match the "big boys" otherwise we will only attract peripheral players or those who just use us as a stepping stone (appreciate this happens. ) - with new investment surely this must be realitically achievable?

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11 Jan 2018 10:03:34
I agree with pretty much all you've said SaintJay, some good points.

I feel a bit in a minority, but think that Walcott would be an excellent addition, on his day he can be formidable as an attacking force and I appreciate that this has been a bit few and far between of late, but am sure with more game time he would improve, I accept also the risk element here.
I couldn't believe the Balotelli rumour, the guy is a crank and listens to no one, he would be hell to try and control. However, he has prem experience and his goal scoring at the minute is impressive.
Sturridge I think we should avoid like the plague, he is always injured and I think is overpriced, there are better options out there.
Bobby Reid, from the point of view of him being an exciting prospect who could do well making the step up, I think he would be an interesting choice, but maybe not now as our priorities surely are more apparent.
Nicolas Gaitan has a good pedigree but hasn't had the game time; I agree he would be a better option than Jovetic.
Stuart Armstrong I'm hearing lots of good things about, Europa League and lots of first team experience, workhorse and determined/ passionate player - he would be on my list.
Alcacer, he would definitely be worth a punt I think; Barcelona experience and plus he is awesome on Championship Manager :-)
Akanji looks the business - exactly the type of player we need, no-brainer!
Carrilo I think is worth a try - I think he was the guy who worked under Pellegrino before so he knows his methods etc. Our strikers right now aren't firing at all (bar Austin) so we need some other options. I think Gabbiadini and Long should go if we get this guy and or another striker.

So in short; buy: Armstrong; Akanji; Alcacer and Carillo if we can afford it!

JulesT

 

 

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11 Jan 2018 09:06:05
You should be on stage with material like that Ed's :-)

JulesT

{Ed001's Note - I agree. I am like a cross between Josh Widdecombe and Eddie Murphy....}


 

 

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11 Jan 2018 08:24:35
Arh thanks Eds, managed to think Nice and type Milan, clever!

JulesT

{Ed001's Note - maybe you just like Milan so thought it was Nice? And I apologise for that gag, it was far from nice!}


 

 

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19 Oct 2017 07:56:14
Here's hoping. (bin Redmond, VVD and Tadic for some cash)

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24 Jan 2018 08:40:58
Interesting stuff there guy's, good to hear people's points of view. I'll be honest, I thought anything less than a win on Sunday would have been MP's chips bearing in mind how much of a tall order that would have been. I was fully expecting us to get mullered against Spurs, perhaps if Eriksen had been fit it would have been different, not that I'm grumbling over a point with things the way they are. It's been said on here before about Coaching, I'm in agreement. I think this needs to be dissected somewhat, I think its clear something is lacking here. A creative team now just had no ideas, or they are being prevented from being so. I appreciate this is also tactics based, but I think most of us are clear that Saints should be on more points than they are. The football that Pellegrino has come from is vastly different to the "best league in the world"; bit of a step up and sadly he is still struggling at the bottom rung. I think we have to take the plunge and change the mananger; I accept I was a Puel hatter and wanted him gone and I am now eating my words. But he came from Ligue 1; similar in many ways and he had lots of experience. Silva would be a good shout, I think he was on the list. Its a shame MP didn't go before christmas as then a new boss could get some new blood in and utilise the market. I think that the board are more patient than most clubs but ultimately it can't be argued this is a results business and we don't have the results.

JulesT