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03 Jul 2018 13:56:40
Heard a few rumblings that Carillo is off to Leganes on loan for the whole of next season, plus Boufal is off off off - both missed out on the pre-season to China. Happy to see if Carillo makes it somwhere and is the player he was bigged up to be, also ditching Boufal should've happened ages ago, he is awful. Consistently.

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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.


 

 

 

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19 Jul 2018 10:27:28
Hey Ed's, hope you're well.
Been reading a few hints around Kevin Gameiro (Athletico Madrid) being out of favour due to Greizman staying, wondered if there was any rumblings around this or if it was way way off! :-)

JulesT

{Ed001's Note - only in that he is available for transfer.}


1.) 19 Jul 2018 12:21:36
I'd love to see this happen, as he definitely does know where the net is! But I feel it won't and for multiple reasons. He was bought by Athletico for approximately £32m in 2016, and they'll want to recoup a fair amount of that, which means he'll be out of our budget. He;s 31 now, so will represent limited or no sell on fee, which is not in our business model.


2.) 19 Jul 2018 19:05:21
From the sound of it we were put of Alcacer by a price tag in a similar region. So seems unlikely we'd go for an older player with less potential and the same price tag.


 

 

22 Jun 2018 12:32:42
Sad if the news about Tadic is true, he gets a lot of stick, yes, sometimes rightly so (what player doesn't? ) but to sell him over the likes of Boufal, Redmond or Carillo I find mystifying.

JulesT

1.) 22 Jun 2018 23:40:03
I agree, he actually won us some of our much needed points this season with quite a few goals and assists. His consistency is an issue, but like you say, compared to some of the other players we have he shouldn't really be going. He also got an assist in Serbia's lost to Switzerland.


2.) 24 Jun 2018 15:57:12
Carillo hasn’t had a chance Jesus Christ signed by manager who left straight away. Redmond looked good till pep messed with his head. Boufal is a luxury we can’t afford and move him on.


3.) 25 Jun 2018 15:27:10
0001, agree with you about giving players a chance, but I also get the point from the OP. Whilst he can be frustrating (Tadic), I would sooner lose others first.


4.) 26 Jun 2018 16:13:59
Redmond has never looked good, not at Norwich and not at Southampton . pace but nothing else. Tadic I've always been critical of but. everyone in the game (professionals) raves about how good he is for southampton and how good the job is he does . now I've never seen enough of that but I feel apprehensive of selling him in case we all of a sudden really miss what the professionals see? I dunno but I hope there is a real gutting of players that do not seem to be Southampton players . a bit fluffy I know but a physio is a friend of a friend type thing says Redmond and boufal are really disruptive and have bad attitudes around the dressing room. now I don't know how true it is so don't shoot me but I wouldn't be sorry to see them leave. Carrillo doesn't seem to have enough about him to be suited to us but you're right in he has not had enough of a look in so I wouldn't be fussed either way if he stayed or left.


5.) 27 Jun 2018 09:46:50
Tadic is a decent player and on his day a joy to watch. Over the last few seasons he has been our main attacking threat, however due to a lack of creativity, pace and any players to actually run at the opposition since Mane left, Tadic has been heavily marked and often expected to create something out of nothing. Mane could take 2-3 opposition players out of the game at any time with his pace and skill, leaving Tadic space and time to actually put his creativity to good use. His less impressive form has also coincided with the overall team performance, due to negative tactics, under performing players and poor player recruitment. He can be frustrating and inconsistent but I genuinely believe that in a good team he would thrive. Ajax will get a bargain for £15 million in the current market, in spite of the fact he is not far shy of 30.
As Rayzor mentioned above, Redmond has never lived up to the hype. He has the pace but very little else to his game that warrants a starting place in a premiership team.
Boufal is someone I’m genuinely gutted about, he has the potential to run opposition defences ragged but his work rate and attitude are questionable. He also seems to lack the ability to pass!
Carrillo hasn’t been given a fair chance, coming into the team when confidence was at its lowest and the team wasn’t performing as a whole. He has all the credentials to perform at this level and I would be interested to see how he gets on if given a fair chance. That being said, Hughes clearly didn’t rate him or he would have had a chance towards the back end of the season.


 

 

13 Mar 2018 08:19:27
Thank Christ for that, I had to read BBC post 3 times and refresh page at least 10 to make sure it wasn't an early april fool! I'm worried its too late, but at least some action has been taken - 8 games is going to be tough to stay up, but we'd all take 17th I'm sure - I think Silva would be a better option than Hughes but to be honest, anyone will be better than Pellegrino, he will never work in England again I'm sure of it.

JulesT

 

 

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?


 

 

 

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13 Jul 2018 11:53:47
Yep signed!
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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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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