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31 Aug 2017 17:47:46
Rumours on Twitter is that saints could be signing striker, vietto from athletico Madrid.

Mark 29

1.) 31 Aug 2017 18:34:16
Is there anything in this Eds?

{Ed002's Note - You should ask on Twitter.}

2.) 31 Aug 2017 18:49:25
Ok thanks .



21 Aug 2017 21:00:55
Sam Gallagher has been loaned out for the season to Birmingham, so surely a replacement is required as that leaves the club only 3 first team strikers, any news on that front ed.

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1.) 21 Aug 2017 21:18:17
I'd imagine we have the option to recall him so could do so if the injuries started to mount. Is this correct Ed?

I get the impression we're looking for a striker/ attacker anyyway.

{Ed001's Note - I am pretty sure recall options are no longer allowable from this season. I haven't had a chance to check this season's lawbook for the changes yet though, so it may have been something under consideration, rather than something introduced.}

2.) 21 Aug 2017 21:22:34
Maybe there will be a double signing announced in the next couple of days?

3.) 21 Aug 2017 23:20:46
I would of loaned him to villa out of spite ginger judas b&stard!

4.) 22 Aug 2017 00:32:31
Would we loan Sam Gallagher out again if the club thought he was needed here. Must be somebody else coming in?

5.) 22 Aug 2017 09:06:24
The number 9 shirt is still untaken. Gallagher and seager out on loan, surely there is another one coming in up top. If we'd kept Gallagher I wouldn't expect us to sign anyone but with him gone and jrod sold there must be.

6.) 22 Aug 2017 12:19:40
Ah Les you just had to make a deal with Harry Redknapp of all people.

7.) 22 Aug 2017 15:19:17
Wtf will he learn from redknapp certainly not anything to do with football. Must be just about the fee and the money. How has he even got a job in football joe Jordan is the brains of them - yeah I know joe Jordan jesus.



20 Aug 2017 10:07:36
Does anyone know what's happening with the Wesley hoedt transfer reports said he had a medical but all seems to have gone quiet,

Mark 29

1.) 20 Aug 2017 10:17:52
Eds what is happening with the Wesley Hoedt transfer?
Are we going to hear anything today?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure what you are expecting to hear today - as the transfer cannot be completed today. I would expect, subject to any last minute hiccups, to see it completed in the coming days. This ends interest in Ben Gibson.}

2.) 20 Aug 2017 11:00:17
Thanks Ed002. Much appreciated.

3.) 20 Aug 2017 15:37:41
If we sign Hoedt does that mean any deal for Wimmer is over? I've seen West Brom are interested in him.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, I would think so.}

4.) 20 Aug 2017 17:12:41
Do you still think VVD will be sold Ed002? Lots of reports have said Hoedt is expected to partner and not replace him. Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect he will.}

5.) 20 Aug 2017 20:28:13
Hoedt in lazio squad tonight, so surely his move isn't quite imminent yet.

6.) 20 Aug 2017 21:26:28
Good news Lazios sports director has confirmed that hoedt will join saints this week.

7.) 21 Aug 2017 09:31:48
When this happens, and it looks like a when rather then and If will be the time that we see if the board are true to their word about VVD staying.
If he stays and can get his head back into the game we will have one of the strongest back fours in the league.
Fingers crossed.

{Ed002's Note - You have to remember his position is completely untenable and keeping him will likely do more damage than good. Clubs need to wrest power back from the players: Some players at high profile teams (in particular in the Premier League and a few other individual players dotted around Europe) are not fully focussed on doing what they are employed to do, and in many cases are paid well to do. Then they need to be asked if they buy in to the club and the future – if they don’t their agents can be told that the club is happy for them to find new employers for their charges. In the case of van Dyke Southampton will perhaps limit who they might sell him to - or maybe for one club add £10M to his price.}

8.) 21 Aug 2017 16:07:03
Eds is their a possibility VVD is about to play for U23s and if so what does this mean?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know, but if he is it will be to assess his fitness.}

9.) 21 Aug 2017 16:11:12
You keep saying his position is untenable Ed, but what is different here to with Wanyama and Schneiderlin in the past? Is it not fair to say that if he's still here when the window closes, Van Dijk will come back and play for us until next year. His advisors would tell him to do so, since a year on the sidelines or performing badly will only stand in the way of him getting the move he wants.

I don't know if I'm missing something here, but you keep saying it's untenable and I don't see why. He's on a 6 year contract so as far as I can see the power rests firmly with the club, provided we have the balls to use it (i. e. reject offers and say to VVD you're playing for us this year at least) .

Any explanation would be appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - The fans will destroy him. He has made it clear that he doesn't want to play for the club, he has not made himself available for selection, he has submitted a transfer request and he has made that public. It is nothing at all to do with any other players. Clubs do not like to have disgruntled players at the club and they know it can be disruptive.}

10.) 21 Aug 2017 17:52:59
If I saw a fan doing anything other than backing him on a matchday then I'd be furious. It seems an awkward situation and clearly not ideal, but not untenable to me. I reckon a few good performances would put most of these problems to bed, particularly those relating to the fans. We tend to have short memories.

Of course, if he was causing issues behind the scenes with the players themselves then that is totally different.

Thanks for the explanation though, much appreciated as always.

{Ed002's Note - It is well beyond awkward. I really don't see how he can play for the first team again.}

11.) 22 Aug 2017 08:28:07
Thanks for the input Ed. I hope you are wrong. When Spider handed in a transfer request we seemed to resolve the situation quickly and he was playing and training with the first team fairly quickly. With VVD it's dragged on a lot longer. I for one would welcome him back even if it is just for a season. Whether he comes back into the fold time will tell. With a World Cup loaming though he will want to be playing first team football that is for sure.

{Ed002's Note - It is time for him to move on. He is badly damaged goods and needs to start again elsewhere. It is very clear he has zero interest in or respect for Southampton.}

12.) 22 Aug 2017 11:53:17
I disagree here. When the window has closed and VVD has the realisation he isn't going anywhere for the time being I will bet my bottom dollar he apologises to the club and is then reintergrated into the first team. Just watch and see! Aslo with the new dutchman being signed you neever know he may be tempted to stay if the club can push on with the new investment.

13.) 22 Aug 2017 14:04:19
After all that has gone on with Van Dyck who has shown total disrespect for the club and the supporters how can anybody just say ok then come back. He can't treat the club like he has and we just turn round and say that's alright Virgil. We can't. If we do he wins .

14.) 23 Aug 2017 08:56:14
He doesn't win, he wanted to go to Liverpool and we have said no. We win by shoing the rest of the squad they can't just leave when ever they feel like it.



14 Aug 2017 14:45:08
Saints have signed goalkeeper jack rose on a one year contract and have bid 17m€ for central defender Wesley hoedt of lazio.

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31 Aug 2017 05:46:17
New creative midfielder or striker is required today or it will be a long hard season for saints and there new manager.

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31 Jan 2018 19:38:53
Yes saint Paul I think your find every team at the club is coached by the official fa guide to basic team coaching written by a certain Leslie reed, cancer at the club with a clown manager, the book is for real check Amazon.

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24 Jan 2018 12:11:06
Ok saints 123 so your happy with the club's situation at the moment, getting 75 million for van dyke, millions TV money, there's obvious weaknesses in the squad ie only 2 fit first team strikers and Redmond's complete lack of form, the truth is if reinforcements are not brought in and with this manager we will go down.

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23 Jan 2018 19:31:00
Saints should be reinforcing the squad, not long to go now before the window shuts, the club is stagnating, there is money in the bank, are the owners only in it to make money for themselves it sure seems that way.

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23 Jan 2018 16:05:42
Being sold down the river by Les, kat and Kruger and co,18th richest club in the world, yes the world according to reports today, sold Virgil for 75 million but still no signings, only at club to line there pockets,

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29 Aug 2017 17:14:20
Jovetic is not coming to saints, he's signed for Monaco.

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