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04 Apr 2018 17:25:28
I’ll use this opportunity to pay my respects to a footballing great, a true gentleman of the game. Today we say goodnight to Ray Wilkins, one of the greatest players to ever grace our beautiful game. Legend, RIP ‘Butch’ go easy up there.

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1.) 04 Apr 2018 18:09:50

2.) 04 Apr 2018 18:38:18
Great player and a very nice man. A true gent.



14 Mar 2018 22:43:59
- Southampton appoint Mark Hughes
Former Wales manager Hughes will be joined by his usual backroom team including right hand man Marin Bowen as assistant

Hughes, 54, who played for Southampton between 1998 and 2000, has been out of work since leaving Stoke City in January

Good luck Mr Hughes. Make your Mark.

Saint Etienne

1.) 14 Mar 2018 22:52:13
This daft thing typed ‘Marin’ rather than ‘Mark’

Read correctly as - joined by Mark Bowen. Excuse me for the weird typo

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01 Sep 2017 17:25:22
Great to have kept hold of Virgil Van Dijk. That really is a coup. Yes, "£70m" would have been nice in the bank account, but the player is top quality and, with five years contract still to run, the high transfer fee will still come if/ when Saints sell him. Inflated market though, might be frustrating when the prices come back down. Never mind, I'm very happy to have Van Dijk at the club and hope he plays and plays brilliantly. It's like a new signing! Maybe he transfers next window or the summer, but still.

Shame we didn't grab anyone in as a late signing, it looks obvious we need a forward of sorts. Still, optimistic

Jordy Clasie's loan move to Club Brugge is a bit of a thinker though. Do we gain from it? Does JC gain from it? Do Brugge gain from it? Would have made more sense to send him to a British club. I think this about many a loan deal. Isn't a better way to loan out a player for the player become better in the league his parent club are in, surely? Modern day football decisions baffle me.

Also, good luck to Jay Rod at WBA, hope it works out great, you score loads of goals, stay clear of injuries and you can get back into the England set up.

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1.) 02 Sep 2017 03:01:45
With regards to clause, I think maybe long term they want to keep him as a replacement for Davis as he gets older/ retired. But he's low down on the list at the moment so best to loan him out, get the game time. then we can either keep him or sell him at a later date. I think, as with a few of our players, if he was given a solid run of games and starts he'd excel like yoshida has done. but he struggles to just come in and hit the ground running.

2.) 02 Sep 2017 09:36:40
Hi Folks

First of all this is just my opinion, as I have no idea what the sky tv money is now or what monies the club get for there finishing position in the premier league. I have been a season ticket holder for many seasons. I don't understand what this board is trying to achieve as it is obvious to me and probably many saints supporters that this club are in desperate need of a schemer/ goal scorer, yes we have Boufal who needs to beat his opponent 2/ 3 times before he actually lays the ball off or is dispossesed, Redmond who works hard but with usually no end result.
Then there is Tadic who for reasons beyond me the loyal rauncus crowd behind the goal sing his name every time he touches the ball When are the board going to buy someone who actually produces an end result, why keep buying defensive midfielders or work horses. Anyway i'm glad they didn't let the scoucers get VVD.

3.) 02 Sep 2017 10:18:12
Go on. get Lambert. He can still be signed as a free agent. Motivational, great in the dressing room and could still do a job even if its very much part time. Even if its just to train the rest of the guys how to take a penalty!

4.) 02 Sep 2017 11:33:09
I came here this morning having just read on sky sports app their "Free Transfer XI", a group of decent/ above average and even in some cases greatest of all time (arise Sir Richard Lambert formerly of the beetroot factory) and anyway, back to my point, Rickie Lambert was on their list and of course this means we could sign him (or any club could sign any of these free players, of course) at any time. We have three "proper" first team forwards (by "proper" I mean strikers not attacking midfielders such as Redmond, Tadic, Boufal etc) in Gabbiadini, Chaustin and Long, a fourth, even just for a year, would go down very nicely thank you very much yes please, etc

So, we have a situation:
A) sign Lambert on what would be a good deal for all concerned, his wages would be lower than most and he's a safe pair of boots (quote me on that! ) and a club legend. Need I say more, number 9 shirt needs a name on it.
B) we stick with what we got, and do what Manchester United did a little while back by throwing a kid off the radar into the team (ladies and gentleman, here's England hot shot Marcus Rashford) when we're short of strikers for a game or two
C) wait until January and buy a new striker then, or get a disgruntled top six striker on loan.
D) wait until next season, make do with what we've got, get a good top 10 finish this season and give Sam Gallagher the number 9 shirt and watch us fly up the table with him scoring 30 goals like Harry Kane did for Tottenham!

I'd go with this: sign Rickie Lambert today. Right now, get him signed. He can be our back-up striker, wear the number 9 shirt, play for a season, then next season perhaps retire from playing and take up a coaching role at the club, where he can mentor the future star Sam Gallagher to fulfil his every potential

So, in a line; I hope we're getting Rickie Lambert on a free transfer!

5.) 02 Sep 2017 17:38:26
I agree with a lot you have said but not quite sure on what basis you reckon Sam Gallagher is a star of the future. He has been loaned out to poor clubs in a lower division and not exactly set the world alight . He is not a youngster any more as in nearly 22 and if we thought he was that good why when we are crying out for a goal scorer did we lend him out to scumbag Redknapp? I did think it was for more experience and that a striker was coming in before the window closed but that did not happen. Just maybe the club don't rate him as highly as a lot of posters on here.

6.) 03 Sep 2017 08:18:05
I've said it for a year now olufelo on loan at yeah ok is the future movement pace strength hits the target think we should of given him time from the bench this year. Wouldn't mind ings as a back up if he is now surplus at Liverpool or Sturbridge at the right price. We go on about the kids but it seems to Of stalled with them all going on loan instead of playing 22 plus you should be in the team not out in loan.

7.) 03 Sep 2017 23:49:11
Not if you're not good enough to be in the team you shouldn't. The ones that are get a shot, as we have shown over the last 5 years. Otherwise, why not go on loan and get some experience.

8.) 07 Sep 2017 07:40:55
We have strikers, what we need is a creative playmaker that can be an assist king, like another post said Bouffal, Tadic and Redmond have lots of huff and puff but then it fizzles out - I'd sell all three for a decent PM that can get forward and feed the strikers - we all know that Gabbs and Austin can score but they don't want to have to run from their own box to do it.

9.) 07 Sep 2017 09:25:09
I think selling all 3 is a bit drastic. and you need more than one player for each position anyway. tadic boufal and redmond are our most attacking players bar the strikers! Lol
Personally, I would have looked to sell tadic for a profit and get a creative CAM in.

10.) 07 Sep 2017 11:54:54
Fair point Milky, got a bit carried away and saw pound signs! Bouffal needs a proper run out (especially seeing how much we paid for him) and I agree that Tadic would be the best to sell on.

11.) 08 Sep 2017 22:27:18
We paid a lot for Gaston Ramirez and I see similarities to Boufal, loads and loads of skill but just not sure the PL is their kind of football. They need time on he ball but you don't get that here. They struggle with the the pace of the game in this country.

12.) 09 Sep 2017 22:44:20
Jules t maybe you were right after all. 3 of our front 4 look pony and gabbiadini is getting nothing, which means it won't be long before he offers nothing.

I'm not a fan of 442 as a formation, but we need to start working defenders and I think having a partnership up top is the way to do it. Despite trying to be positive early on about our attacking options, we look dire and have done for some time.



07 Jan 2014 13:02:56
Wilfried Zaha coming to Saints on loan?

Saint Etienne

1.) Presuming the question mark means you're asking rather than telling!

2.) Too greedy, doesn't work hard enough, wouldn't fit us

3.) We don't loan players. Certainly not to help develop them for our rivals

4.) I was asking for opinions about Wilf Zaha, yeah.

Just heard from a colleague, West Ham have decided to opt out of going for Lambert. As Saints wanted £6m in cash upfront and another £2m as add-ons.

They'll have to call Geoff Hurst out of retirement instead at this rate!

5.) I know that we have a reputation for not taking on loan players but there are rumblings that this stance is about to change.

6.) Really doubt that Southampton entered negotiations for Lambert. Selling a fan favourite is the last thing they need to do, especially when he is still vital to the team

7.) Don't understand why we don't take players on loan. It certainly hasn't done Everton any harm this season.

8.) Why would we build up someone else's talent when we could be building our own? What will Everton do if they make Champions League football and can't get a good replacement for Lukaku and Barry et al? Loaning players isn't for us, unless we have a option to buy them at the end of the loan

9.) Prefer Salah of FC Basel.

10.) Yeh because everton will be on a right downer if they make it into the champions league because there have silly £££s but there have to replace lukaku and barry, come on lad use your head they won't be bothered if they make champions league there be minted. Loaning players is good if the players are good. Especially if there so good they get you into the champions league.

11.) Where does this misconception about saints not doing loans come from? it's been doing the rounds for years but it's completely wrong. We have and will do loans with to buy clauses when they are appropriate. Hoovield was a loan for example.

12.) If Everton make the Champions League they ill buy Barry and a striker of same quality as lukaku will go to them ins not ocket sciene



07 Jan 2014 12:25:50
Are Southampton one of the clubs in line for talks with Ravel Morrison?

The rumour mill is buzzing with his name at the moment, and there's supposed to be a "pretty cheap" contract release clause / transfer price clause in his West Ham contract.

He's young, he's English, he's already got Premier League experience, he's come through the Manchester United academy, he's got awesome skills, but more baggage than Heathrow.

Saint Etienne

1.) Swap deal plus £5 million for Lambert

2.) Get them throw in Carroll, Joe Cole, Collison, Noble, a "buy Lambert back for a pound when West Ham are relegated" clause, an extra £20m and also that laptop Big Sam famously uses, and we'll have a deal! ;)

3.) You do know Big Sam is just watching Glee on that laptop. Maybe he should watch when Saturday comes and then sign up Sean Bean to save them from relegation!

4.) Yeah, buying Dyer with a broken leg would really make sense

5.) Nice "When Saturday Comes" reference there. Sean Bean's 8th best film role.

I have a feeling Moyes will try to re-sign him for Man United though, but pay £10m more than his release clause.

Wouldn't mind Nathan Dyer back either, was a good player in his Saints days, but is too important to Laudrup's Swansea plans, surely. Love what Laudrup's done/doing there.

Would any of you pick Ravel Morrison for the England World Cup squad? He's one of 3 or 4 who I'd consider, but haven't quite decided on, myself. He didn't impress me much in their Forest drubbing. Awesome talent though, and in many ways reminds us of Gascoigne.

6.) Dyer has ligament damage not a broken leg. but yes he is injured for the foreseeable future




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14 Mar 2018 22:49:29
How amazing and ironic it would be if on the last day of the season Southampton beat Manchester City to clinch their (insert level of optimism here) Premier League survival

Mark Hughes, Mark Hughes
There’s only one Mark Hughes
Walkin’ along
Singin’ his song
In a Sparky Wonderland.

Saint Etienne



12 Mar 2018 22:09:50
We are staying up
We are staying up
Goodbye Pelleborino
Glory glory Southampton
We are staying up
And we’ll win the Cup.

Saint Etienne



03 Feb 2018 17:07:23
Kerching! Today’s new signings “Loadsa Effort” and “Dietar Mination” made the difference against WBA

We’re now at the dizzy heights of (double checks the league table and then double checks the date isn’t April 1st. ) wow 14th place

Bournemouth are now in 9th with another win, I think we mighty Saints could and should aim for a full recovery and top 10 finish

Up The Saints!

Saint Etienne



18 Jan 2018 00:16:06
Hot gossip - Transfer rumours linked to join Southampton this January
Dean Sturridge
Richard Shaw
Titus Bramble
Paul Dalglish
Vinny Samways
Marco Gabbiadini
Jack Rodwell.

Saint Etienne

1.) 18 Jan 2018 05:41:30
Is this supposed to be funny?

2.) 18 Jan 2018 07:03:46
I’ve heard we are looking to resign Guly do Prado too.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 09:33:27
Apparently he'll be joined in his medical by Inigo Idiakez and Stern John!

4.) 18 Jan 2018 12:57:19
Not Idiakez. Can never forgive him for that pen miss in the play off v Derby!

5.) 18 Jan 2018 16:31:44
Chicken george said he's available.



03 Jan 2018 22:26:35
Theo! Theo! Theo!
He’s coming home
He’s coming home
Theo’s coming home

Yeah, and hopefully he brings his pals Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez with him eh?

Has anyone seen Mesut Ozil?!

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14 Mar 2018 22:52:13
This daft thing typed ‘Marin’ rather than ‘Mark’

Read correctly as - joined by Mark Bowen. Excuse me for the weird typo

(Not a fan of this invisible text box when typing a message here)

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12 Mar 2018 22:02:39
Goodbye and thank you for your efforts Mr Pellegrino. Well thank you for trying. Well thank you for being manager of my football club

Right, now that useless sack of nothingness has come and gone, can I say it’s not unlikely to see Sparky in our dug out asap

It’s between him and Silva. Surely Hughes would be the one to pull the players up, give them bite and bark and get them back to scoring ways and winning ways

Then in the summer, consider all options

I’d give it to Hughes (open to suggestions. How about a new name - Jamie Carragher wouldn’t spit at the chance! )

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21 Jan 2018 12:37:25
Wonder who Watford would be considering it about to appoint as their replacement for Marco Silva?

This manager merry-go-round gets a bit crazy, the same names or maybe another fresh faced bolt out of the blue. 10th place and something like 5 points above the relegation zone (this is very much a dozen club relegation zone season) - could be an interesting vacancy. One of our own club’s former managers could be in with a shout. I’ve no idea who’s watford would appoint though. A tricky one to bet on!

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21 Jan 2018 12:00:40
Bailey just beat me to this, I was about to raise the Marco Silva conundrum. is Watford have sacked their Portuguese manager Marco Silva, on the back of an 11-game run without a league win which was (probably) caused on by Everton’s pursuit of him in November.

So, assuming Spurs put a heavy defeat on Saints today, this could be a case of “perfect timing” - I doubt he’s be any “worse” than MoPel.

I’d consider it IF we were changing manager. I’d still like to believe Ronald Koeman would be the right choice though.

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18 Jan 2018 00:04:21
Having seen Walcott move to Everton (he was surely someone we’d have been thinking of getting) I’d think it quite likely, very plausible that we might be interested in England Strikers Daniel Sturridge.

Knowing our recent lack of excitement though, we’ll probably sign his uncle, former Derby striker of the mid-90’s, Dean, by mistake!

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14 Mar 2018 22:58:21
Guardiola, Mourinho and Pochettino wouldn’t have been available, Sir Alex Ferguson is still retired, so I think we’ve done well

The deal for Sparky is until the end of the season. Makes good sense for both parties.

Come On Sparky’s Saints!
“With Hughes We Won’t Lose! ”

I’m very positive and optimistic. Onwards and upwards. Sparky’s Red n White Army!

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21 Jan 2018 17:15:21
Aye 123, you’re probably right with that response. I’m hopefully signing all four of them on FIFA anyway! Get in.

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21 Jan 2018 17:11:09
Too true, GT. He’s got the flair approach.

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21 Jan 2018 17:10:28
Agree with Bod. Come on you Saints. Second half is just under way, seriously, we can WIN this!

(We could also get tore apart by a few Kane goals but there’s a good chance the recovery starts here)

Win against Spurs this afternoon and we can focus on gate-crashing the top seven!

Hope you who are at the game today enjoy it either way and don’t get too soaked in that rain.

Saint Etienne (watching it on telly)

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21 Jan 2018 12:22:28
In reply to Rayzer’s post for Saints team for 1st Feb, I’d predict this:
Cedric Smalling Hoedt Bertrand
JWP Davis Mata/ Wilshere
Long (Austin plays when not injured) Ings/ Sturridge

So that’s me signing:
•Joe Hart from Manchester City (end his loan deal with a West Ham IF he not their first choice ‘keeper, and I’m not sure if loan rules allow another club? But if able, we should take him on loan for rest of season - to play and improve both Forster and McCarthy’s ability and form)
•Chris Smalling from Manchester United (he doesn’t play enough and needs game time ahead of World Cup to make England’s squad, maybe a loan deal)
•Juan Mata (from Manchester United possibly on loan as he might not play for them so often now Sanchez arrived and we could do with his experience and a player of his calibre to kick on) or Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal again just to provide first choice action ahead of England World Cup duty)
•Daniel Sturridge or Danny Ings from Liverpool (on loan, again as they’d need more action and could be possible)

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