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25 Aug 2017 10:23:40
It probably won't happen. but does anyone think it's time to revert to an old school 442 formation? I'm not really a fan of It, but with redominds pace down the left, a solid middle of romeu and lemina, ward-prowse delivering crosses from the right and Austin and gabbiadini up top to put the pressure on the opposing team? .


1.) 25 Aug 2017 10:49:31
I've thought this for a while - it could work quite well for us. We would definitely need to add a striker if we wanted to do that though.

2.) 25 Aug 2017 13:59:44
Think I'd rather have Redmond on the right. He's the type of player, if playing on the RW will try and cut inside every time and try and take it on himself. He's not good enough to do that.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 08:02:03
Anything sounds better that some of the painful stuff we have seen. 442, why not! To add to Milkys team I'd have Bony and Townsend. Both have a bit of pace, Bony can hold up as well, and Townsend can cross and shoot with either foot 😇.

4.) 26 Aug 2017 08:50:55
Didn't Leicester win the league playing 442 most of the time?

5.) 26 Aug 2017 09:55:48
I need a link to Andros Townsend putting in a good cross, otherwise it didn't happen.



23 Jul 2017 19:42:24
Eds if/ when vvd goes, have you any info on who we are interested or have in mind to replace him? . I remember fabien schar was mentioned a couple of windows ago. I don't know what's happened on that front. I guess sakho would be an option but his wages and valuation probably rule him out for us, plus he's injured.


{Ed002's Note - There have been players considered but since CP left I am not sure right.}



19 Jul 2017 09:36:24
Looks like chicharito is going to West ham then. shame as I really rate him, but I guess our current strikeforce is the one we will start the season with. Austin, gabbiadini, long and Gallagher. One centre mid, and a pacy winger in the walcott mould and I'd be happy tbh.


1.) 19 Jul 2017 10:14:19
Ok guys I got completely slated last year at pre-season when I said I couldn't see where the goals would come from last year.
(Was I correct? )
We need a proven goal scorer who is not coming back from an injury!

2.) 19 Jul 2017 12:25:32
Gabbiadini and Austin. We've got 4 strikers and probably back to playing 4-2-3-1.

3.) 19 Jul 2017 16:37:16
In fairness it wasn't the strikers but the style of play which was the problem last season we could have had messi up front but if you don't get the ball you can't score, hopefully les has told the new gaffer to be a bit more expansive and try to win rather than don't loose at any cost and have a plan b if you go behind.

4.) 19 Jul 2017 17:23:34
I hope you guys are right but I think unless Austin stays fit we may
have problems up front still as without him we've not got enough strength in the box.

5.) 20 Jul 2017 09:40:11
Saint Mark, with the upmost respect, having messi up front would have got us many more goals! That said, I do take your point. I remember an England game one year and the pundits watching were slating Owen for having a poor game, but wrighty jumped to his defence and said he had a great game, the 2 times he actually GOT the ball! Just because he didn't score doesn't make it a poor game for him, we have hungry and food strikers, but we need to supply them with opportunities that they aren't snapping at. A creative box to box, ball winning CM who is given a bit more of a free role. Davis would be great at that, but Puel didn't give him the role last year, hopefully the new gaffa has an eye on that.

6.) 20 Jul 2017 17:30:26
Standard issue answer. Sort the defence out. You can't lose if you don't concede. If you don't score with a clean sheet, it's still a point in the bag! If you score you win. Simple!



10 Jul 2017 17:17:38
Eds this isn't exactly saints related but do you know what the situation is with Ross barkley at Everton. whether he will leave and what clubs might be interested? . maybe there are concerns about his attitude or the fact he hasn't quite progressed as they hoped. (poor decision making etc) but his directness and dribbling/ pace with the ball is something I think we are missing in the midfield. isn't he in the last year of his contract too?
Just a random thought.


{Ed002's Note - They would be happy to sell and he would be happy to leave - price is likely to be the issue. Southanpton has shown no interest.}

1.) 11 Jul 2017 06:28:53
Fair enough, cheers.



04 Jun 2017 18:04:40
Heard from a "source" of sorts that there is a gentleman's agreement that van dijk would give us one more year, however if an offer of 70 mill came in the club would probably take it.

Also that they are open to tadic leaving for an acceptable offer and that Shane long will be leaving too.

No news on any incoming.


1.) 05 Jun 2017 17:44:49
So much for van dijk staying on then. why on earth would he want to go to Liverpool though!? I really hope we tell them where to go. I've had well enough of selling players to liverfool.




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21 Sep 2017 14:26:57
Ok so it's all gone a bit dead unless you have a look at the arsenal, liverpool, Everton pages for a laugh to see all their fans wetting themselves lol.

So as a bit of fun, anyone up for naming their best/ favourite squad from your lifetime of watching saints?

So that's a starting 11 + 7 subs AND the year you were born. I'll start

Cedric-lundekvam-van dijk-bertrand
Bale-le tissier-lallana

Kelvin Davis
Jason dodd
Franny benali
Michael svensson
Anders svensson
Theo Walcott
James beattie.


1.) 21 Sep 2017 16:45:21
1986 [I'm going for the players I can remember]

Clyne - Van Dijk - Alderweireld -Bertrand
Schneiderlin - Romeu
Bale - Le Tissier - Mané

Maik Taylor
Michael Svensson
Victor Wanyama
Marian Pahars
Adam Lallana
Graziano Pellè
Wayne Bridge

I tried to fit in:

Egil Østenstad
Eyal Berkovic
Dean Richards
Claus Lundekvam
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Chris Marsden
Hassan Kachloul
Jason Dodd
Luke Shaw.

2.) 21 Sep 2017 18:52:11
Good idea Milky, I think I could probably name about 7 teams that would probably do really well even now. I'll think about it but it will include players like Mike Channon, Steve Williams, Kevin Keegan, Danny and Rodney Wallace etc. etc.

3.) 22 Sep 2017 11:04:38
Mikey I forgot about pahars and bridge!

4.) 22 Sep 2017 13:45:36
To be fair I was that bored at work, I scrolled through every squad list since I was born!

5.) 22 Sep 2017 13:59:22
Don't forget the great side of '83
Steve Moran
Mick Mills
Danny Wallace
Frank Worthington to name a few!

6.) 22 Sep 2017 14:27:56
That was Shilts.

7.) 22 Sep 2017 22:23:39


Lemina (early days but looks pure class)

Le tiss


Big kelv

8.) 23 Sep 2017 08:46:53
1965, So many names.2 teams, 1st local lads and youth players (or bought young and developed)
Dodd, Stephens, Wright, Benali/ Shaw
Holmes, Williams
Rod Wallace, LeTissier, Bale
Subs: Bridge, Moran, Baker, Lallana, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wells
2nd team
Golac, vanDyke, Richards, Bertrand
Schniderlin, Ball
Mane, Keegan, Davies
Subs: Neimi, Watson, Mills, Lemina, Davis, Lambert, Osgood.

9.) 23 Sep 2017 08:50:45
Terry Hurlock

Terry Hurlock
Etc etc.

10.) 23 Sep 2017 09:33:01
Can't believe I forgot Ronnie ekelund.

11.) 23 Sep 2017 12:28:22
Omg, forgot Townsend (swap for Baker) for the homegrown team and Armstrong (swap for Davies) for the other team. too many good players 😇.



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



31 Aug 2017 09:57:07
Matty targett on loan to Newcastle. That'll be a brilliant move. Hopefully he gets plenty of game time and returns an even. better player. Happy with that good luck to him.

Side note. please let us get one more quality attacker in.




16 Aug 2017 18:13:57
Fantastic interview with Ralph Krueger on the beeb.

Answers all the questions from the bed wetters, the panic people. real show of strength and an openness and communication of our plan to the fans who failed to see what we've been doing. This has been a really positive week for us! Takeover announced, saints holding firm with van dijk and being linked with good players.

" our transfer business isn't finished yet" - Ralph Krueger. Let's hope we can bag a couple of goals against a poor west ham side on Saturday and really kick our season off early doors.

Come on saints!


1.) 16 Aug 2017 21:07:53
I expect a new CB, VVD to stay until Jan (min. ) Would cover all bases.

2.) 17 Aug 2017 09:13:54
Think some of the VVD situation may revolve around whether Wesley Hoedt signs. There may then be this crazy money offer for Virgil that may get SFC off the hook due to it being too good to turn down. Keeps us guessing though I suppose, some football clubs have more U turns than the current government so nothing is set in stone until 3rd September. I still think we will sell him but I would be very pleased to be proved wrong.

3.) 17 Aug 2017 10:43:43
Kruger said not this window, hoet do bed in and release virgil if there is still interest in January making a tidy profit. I. e the Southampton way.

4.) 17 Aug 2017 11:19:52
But what's Virgil's next move now he isn't in the Dutch squad? Surely he cannot continue not to play? Time had run out for him.

5.) 17 Aug 2017 12:21:42
I agree with you Saintmark but can't see us letting VVD sit around on full wages for 4 months and do we really want him playing for us for half a season knowing he's off in January. I think we will take the money if it is over the price we expect. Can't see any purpose to it otherwise even though our stance on this is admirable. Just say we were in 4th position when the January window opened and VVD was actually part of the side that got us there, wouldn't we be back to square one by being in a position that it would be damaging to us to let him go then . Tricky one this but I say just let him go, he might find it isn't the wonderful move he thinks he's getting and he may find that out the hard way like Lovren did.

6.) 17 Aug 2017 15:05:25
Lovren isn't as good as vvd I think but I agree that its way easier being a part of our backline instead of liverpool's. I mean moreno or bertrand, no contest.

7.) 17 Aug 2017 17:52:16
Surely if VVD is fit, but refuses to play, he's in breach of his contract. Do we have to pay him? Mmm. Not sure that that would help this situation!

Some sources are saying that we're awaiting Coutinho's departure before offering LFC VVD for £80m. I'd take that for the unprofessional Dutchman - thanks very much!



15 Jul 2017 06:45:49
Let's sign Wesley snjeider on a free!


1.) 15 Jul 2017 09:52:45
Yeah great I think he'll only want 15k a week 🤣🤣🤣.

2.) 15 Jul 2017 19:12:30
Give him 100k a week he won't cost a fee.

3.) 15 Jul 2017 19:34:59
Doesn't matter if they cost money or not, still have a wage budget and still have to comply with FFP rules.

4.) 16 Jul 2017 08:06:14
Sold j-rod, loaned out other players, released a few players. it would work on football manager lol.

5.) 16 Jul 2017 09:56:12
There's no chance of that if saints have any sense. He was a great player, but this league would tear him apart. He'd be injured within the first 2 weeks and cost us 100k per week for months and take up a treatment table. We would have been better off going for John Terry. At least he played in a position we are low on quality.




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06 Dec 2017 16:59:10
I'd like to see us move tadic on and attempt to get a quality, creative number 10 type player. someone with a little bit of pace too. someone like lanzini would be within our budget and who I think could improve the team. I'm sure there are more and possibly better alternatives in europe.




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04 Dec 2017 19:28:49
I agree with that completely 4thlove.
Many fans have moaned about us selling lallana etc but we needed to in order to build a squad capable of staying in the league and also improving. Without lallana, Lambert, Lovren and Shaw being sold (for well over their value) we wouldn't have got mane, pelle, alderweireld-van dijk- bertrand, romeu, hoedt, probably forster, Cedric, Austin, gabbiadini, lemina. It's progression. what have the players done since they left us? . mane looks potentially world class. Lallana has improved but is very injury prone. everyone else has done sod all since and look half the players they were with us. We've built steadily. Yes, last season was poor by our standards. but poor still got us to 8th, a cup final and we should have gone further in Europe. the board recognised this and replaced the manager at the end of the season. not mid season panic and getting Sam allardyce in! I like the way our club is run. but football is not an exact science. Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. We learn and we build and we progress. That's the Southampton way.




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03 Dec 2017 12:39:21
It's not the managers choice. It's down to the board. After selling lallana etc and fans kicking off we has to set a precedent and tell vvd he's going nowhere.

Last season we had McQueen and sims come in to the squad and play Well. If they can continue to improve then they are potential first team players in the next couple of years.

As for last season under puel, we finished 8th in the league and reached the league cup final (which we deserved to win) without key injuries to vvd and Austin and without the jose fonte issue maybe we'd have done even better.

We told koeman to stay and sign a new contract to show his commitment. He didn't want to so we replaced him. How can you expect players to sign new deals and commit if the manager refuses to do So?

So no, I don't think another season under koeman would have been "far better". it could have been far worse.




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30 Nov 2017 10:07:34
4thelove, it was well documented that koeman was strongly disliked by first team players, some staff and pretty much all the younger players.

I believe the quote from mane was "he's an arrogant asshat". Koeman got lucky to not get sacked by saints. If it wasn't for Shane long going on a goal scoring run (hard to believe I know) a couple of years ago that pulled us up the league, koeman could have lost his job then.

He absolutely tore Matty targett to shreds in front of the whole squad, ward-prowse hated him. Even for a Dutch bloke koeman is arrogant and it was only a matter of time until things turned very sour at everton. Koeman is great for a season, and then things tend to go wrong for him.

At saints he did sod all community work, refused to promote any youth players, and didn't spend long enough at the training ground or on the pitch. seems he made those same mistakes at everton too. Getting 5-6 million for him was bloody good business for a manager who refused to commit to us and sign a new contract. This information was leaked over 18 months ago. But obviously because there are no videos of staff confirming it, it's all rubbish? Jeez.




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16 Nov 2017 16:50:11
4thelove, how can you have so little understanding of what has happened with our club in recent years with regard to koeman etc?





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10 Dec 2017 11:40:46
StaffsSaint guess we will find out today! Maybe Pellegrino reads this page?! Lol.




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06 Dec 2017 17:01:57
Don't think he's got the pace or stamina for that role. in theory would be great to have him wide and whipping in balls.




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05 Dec 2017 12:05:19
Chris to expect a player who hasn't played all season to suddenly come in and play 3 times in a week is a high risk of causing injury. When he's just had two very good games why not rest him so he's 100% for arsenal etc? Same with lemina. Scholars and Keane were rested. Utd had Nicky butt who could come in, amongst others.
The 60s and 70s? Are you joking? The pace of the game is nowhere near the same. The sport science involved, injuries, volume of games. how can you make a comparison. You're embarrassing yourself now mate lol.




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04 Dec 2017 19:20:02
You're right Chris, we're all entitled to our opinion. maybe I should have used "uninformed" instead of ignorant. but the latter made more sense. None of your complaints or suggestions did.




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04 Dec 2017 10:26:17
As for hojbjerg, yes he has played well twice in a week. after not playing for the whole of the season so far making him start 3 games in 7 days is risking injury. Ridiculous, ignorant, negative comments.