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02 Oct 2017 12:50:05
Just read that the Rickie Lambert has decided to hang up his boots. Please, Please, PLEASE! Saints try and find a place for him within the club, either on the coaching roster of working with the academy kids coming through - As someone who I believe falls into the 'Legend' category, and a true lover of the club; I think he'd be a great acquisition.

SaintBen1

1.) 02 Oct 2017 13:51:25
Absolutely SaintBen. We have a real problem with scoring at the moment and it's mainly due to confidence belief and there is nobody better to coach them than Rickie.


2.) 02 Oct 2017 13:51:36
Agree with you on that one SaintBen1.


3.) 02 Oct 2017 19:20:03
Well said Saint Ben. I hope we can get him onboard at the club. In a coaching capacity of some kind. We could do with a “this is how you score so many goals! ” coach

I love the fella, enjoy retirement Sir Rickie Lambert!


4.) 05 Oct 2017 21:42:05
At the very least he could teach Tadic a thing or two about taking penalties!


 

 

09 May 2017 17:43:29
I've just read that our CEO Gareth Rogers has left the club, to pursue new opportunities.

SaintBen1

1.) 09 May 2017 18:48:13
It was announced a few days ago, along with the banal 'restructuring of the Club' and 'nothing to do with any potential takeover'.


2.) 09 May 2017 23:28:40
He was pushed, he didn't jump. allegedly.


 

 

16 Aug 2016 08:49:10
A friend of mine was travelling to Manchester last night from Southampton, and said that sitting at the front row of the plane was Jose Fonte (looking very suave all suited and booted)

From this I can only surmise that he was either going for talks or is currently in talks with Manchester United or possibly Everton.

SaintBen1

1.) 16 Aug 2016 09:14:14
I don't want him to go at all! but if he goes it would have to be UTD, if he ended up at Everton then Les Reed needs to be sacked!


2.) 16 Aug 2016 09:54:23
That's funny because he is currently smiling in pictures with the rest of the team at staplewood.


3.) 16 Aug 2016 10:19:57
And I would suspect that those pictures were taken yesterday, because he was definitely on that plane.


4.) 16 Aug 2016 10:25:11
And is it not possible to go to and from Manchester in one day? Let alone an evening or afternoon?

I don't know why people post 'rumours' on this site if they're immediately going to be accused of being false or a liar.

A good friend of mine told me that he saw Fonte on his flight, and as he's been a Saints fan for many years I have confidence that he actually knows what Jose looks like!


5.) 16 Aug 2016 10:46:21
No if he was going up there to sign why would he come back and train with saints it doesn't make sense. I didn't call you a liar either just saying what the club are currently putting out. You say you have faith in the rumour but your defensive reaction says otherwise.


6.) 16 Aug 2016 11:23:52
Talks with a club can take many days even weeks - I didn't say he was signing (to be honest I have no clue about that! ) - He was flying somewhere. and I may have put 4+4 together and come up with 5, all I know if what I have been told.

I really hope he doesn't go, I think being our captain and also such a consistent performer; he's probably our most valuable player.

My suspicion is, Saints have said to him - Talk with whichever club has shown the interest, see what they have to offer and then decide where you want to be. I hope the fact that he is training means he decided to stay in Hampshire.


7.) 16 Aug 2016 11:28:36
Also, I'm not sure if people have seen this, but the Daily Echo released an article this morning discussing Jose Fonte (and Charlie Austin) and when reading this, it does sound very much like the words have been written by the club (only using the DE as way of getting this info into the media) . It may be me being a little pessimistic - and after reading the words "We've offered the player a very good package, and we're confident they'll be here for the coming years" so many times over the last 3 summers. I think i'm allowed to be! ;-)


8.) 16 Aug 2016 11:31:38
Saint Ben I am sorry just re read my posts and both unecessary they were knee jerk reactions out of frustration with the current situation. I think we can all agree we want saints to be successful, there is just a lot of negativity around the club right now when really we should be positive. We have Europa league football we have resigned in my opinion all of our best players from last season and added to that. I know we have lost good players but those players also let us down at times last season. So again I am sorry for the comments.


9.) 16 Aug 2016 11:39:45
Also Arsenal are now being linked as well, and they definitely need defenders. let's get Chambers back!


10.) 16 Aug 2016 11:35:26
According to the Telegraph, Fonte isn't first choice for UTD. Varane is. Eds, do you know if there is any truth behind this?

{Ed001's Note - Varane is not going there though, hence the move for Fonte.}


11.) 16 Aug 2016 12:08:05
Arsenal are linked with many players and seldom dot hey get them. Also, who would Arsenal buy a defender because they are very weak in that area and then immediately loan another one out?


12.) 16 Aug 2016 12:49:43
Because there were talks of them loaning him out that's why!


13.) 16 Aug 2016 14:56:35
It's a standard summer transfer window for us. Let's just hope the new players and the new manager we have brought in can continue the trend for improvement.
I'm happy with what we have bought so far and if we can get quality replacements for any other outgoings I'd be happy too. Plenty of time left in the window to get the work done and I'd rather get the right players than expensively panic buy to keep us fans happy. Onwards and upwards.


14.) 16 Aug 2016 17:07:30
I appreciate that this is a rumour site and anyone can post whatever they like, but “It was definitely him because my mate said so” just doesn’t cut it for me. I just cannot see Jose flying on the same types of planes that we would, he would have a private plane provided by Manchester United if he was going for talks with them. He definitely wouldn’t be getting a £60 Jet2 flight, that’s for sure!


15.) 16 Aug 2016 18:57:17
Why not? Why would they pay stupid money for a private jet from Southampton? I can absolutely see why he would jump on a plane from the airport. It's not like it's deadline day and they are trying to get someone in from Italy or Spain.


16.) 19 Aug 2016 14:37:12
Last season I saw Koeman at Southampton Central. Not everyone travels by Bat Mobile.


 

 

15 Aug 2016 10:48:16
These Fonte to Manchester United rumours seem to be gathering pace. As he didn't make it onto the pitch this weekend against Watford, I could actually see this move happening (how many times in the past has a player on the verge of a move not made it into the squad - especially when they're not seemingly injured) .

Also, now seeing rumours about Koeman being after Charlie Austin. I'd like to see CA being given a chance, but maybe Claude Puel has already decided that he's surplus to requirements, and can't see a place for him in the team. One things for sure, it'll be an exciting final few weeks of the transfer window! Scream if you want to go faster!?

SaintBen1

1.) 15 Aug 2016 11:13:17
Exciting? what more players leaving. I don't find it at all exciting. Apparently Fonte changed his agent to guess who, Jorge Mendes, Mourinho's agent! wonder what will happen now.

We should not be selling anymore of the squad end of! We should still be strengthening in my eyes.


2.) 15 Aug 2016 11:28:27
I would love to see Fonte stay, but if his head has been turned, the club may see this as an opportunity to get the most they can for an aging player and build for the future. If they can unearth another VVD type gem from across Europe we could end up being the winners here.

I hate the fact that we're still discussing what the squad should look like now the season has actually started, but unfortunately situations like 'a club wanting our player' is not something we can control, so we just need to make the best of the situation - No player is bigger than the club, everyone is replaceable.


3.) 15 Aug 2016 11:53:55
This is not just any player, this is the club captain. Sends out the wrong message to the whole squad, to potential new signings that players can do what they want at Southampton the stepping stone club.

And as you have said we are into the new season, this will be so disruptive, but I guess this is the new model of our club. I just wish it wasn't.


4.) 15 Aug 2016 11:55:50
To be fair to the club I would imagine they don't want to sell Fonte but like you said when your head is turned its very difficult. He has only recently signed a 3 year contract though!


5.) 15 Aug 2016 12:01:38
9mil for Fonte is a steal. Even if he is 32. His Euro Stats show how good he is. Think we should try and at least get 15mil for him. He's experienced, proven as one of the most consistent players in the Prem. And we know Man United have the money and Mourhino wants. So the board needs to make Utd pay up.


6.) 15 Aug 2016 12:19:01
Excuse me, ony people called Ben are allowed to enter into this discussion. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - I am beginning to think everyone who supports Saints is called Ben and that only people called Ben support Southampton.....}


7.) 15 Aug 2016 17:12:07
Also I have never met anyone called Ben who opeenly admitted to not supporting Southampton :)


 

 

27 Jul 2016 09:16:43
Apparently we're about to sign Alex McCarthy from Crystal Palace as our Backup GK for £2million.

Now that Palace have signed french International Mandanda, McCarthy has fallen further down the pecking order and is surplus to requirements.

SaintBen1

1.) 27 Jul 2016 19:55:38
Happy with this, not too long ago he was rated very highly when Reading got relegated and at 26 not too old for a keeper, would be a good signing for us.


 

 

 

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14 Aug 2017 18:14:55
Not a rumour, but thought i'd mention it. While sitting in a traffic Jam yesterday afternoon in Lyndhurst, a certain Mauricio Pellegrino walked past my car looking in all directions (like he was new to the area and checking out the sights) . Maybe he's living there?

SaintBen1

1.) 14 Aug 2017 20:57:11
He was looking for Virgil.

{Ed002's Note - He is in Thunderbird 2.

https://twitter.com/WonderDogSparky/status/891327669941489664 }


2.) 15 Aug 2017 06:46:31
Thunderbirds are go Ed?

{Ed001's Note - F A B.}


 

 

11 Aug 2017 13:00:02
Ha Ha! Love the fact that Philippe Coutinho has handed in Transfer Request at Liverpool!

Obviously, if they are to follow they're own advice they MUST let him go to the 'so called' bigger club in order to fulfill his promise!?!? LOL (with Virgil Van Dijk in mind! )

SaintBen1

1.) 11 Aug 2017 16:44:35
Kloppcat been at it again by the look of it and it's backfired big style. He will now be under pressure and may walk!
Wonder what VVD thinks now if Pipco goes: could play in our favour as the red men are in a mess. Really looking forward to tomorrow. Come on Saints.


 

 

19 Jun 2017 11:08:11
I'd like us to hire a tried/ tested International Manager for the Saints post. As we are now a club departmentalized, and the managers not responsible for signing players etc. I think an excellent tactician, man-manager and motivator would be a great fit for us! - I'm think Chris Coleman, or possibly Jurgen Klinsmann?

SaintBen1

1.) 19 Jun 2017 14:26:10
That's an interesting idea, but international football is very different from club football, Klinsmann for example was fired at Bayern after one season and Philip Lahm said that players often set up the strategy before the game, due to his lack of tactical knowledge.

This was a long time ago when he was just starting as a coach, but he's been criticised heavily since. Jimmy Conrad (former US national team player said that he lacked style, rotated the players far too often (he dropped Oliver Kahn for Jens Lehmann with Germany) and is known for blaming his players, directly, in press conferences.
I believe that his successes have come from the talent at his disposal, Lahm and Donovan led his teams; not him.

I do not know as much about Coleman but I do not feel, having watched Wales at the Euros, that he is really what Southampton are in need of.

I like the look of Marcelo Gallardo of River Plate in Argentina.


 

 

16 Jun 2017 08:47:06
I'd like to see Giovanni van Bronckhorst take the reins at Saints - He may be relatively inexperienced with only 2 years of management under his belt; but during that time at Feyenoord he's won both the Cup and also the Dutch Title (first time in 19 years! ) .

I think he's the sort of level we need to be pitching at.

SaintBen1

1.) 16 Jun 2017 09:23:59
I certainly wouldn't bet against that, ex pro, young ambitious, ticks all the boxes for saints.


 

 

26 May 2017 08:46:20
Just read that Jesus Navas has been released by Man City.

Wages may be a problem for us, but as a free-agent and even at 31 I think he could be a good option for us - Pace to burn and maybe the creative injection our team needs? (I'll agree, he's never scored as many goals as he should bu; he could thrive in our team/ system)
Thoughts?

SaintBen1

1.) 26 May 2017 10:10:37
I've always been a fan of Navas. He's quite a good player, as you mentioned his pace would be a great asset. He just darts down the wing and puts in low crosses, which is something we lack (apart from Bertrand) . His level of experience would be an asset, he would add a good level of strength and depth to the squad.


2.) 26 May 2017 10:07:02
does not meet the business model young talent and future resale profit. I think if we keep VVD or buy good replacement If Ryan goes we have McQueen and target, soares and pied at rb. buy a stiker or promote Gallagher or olufelo we are ok in midfield and on the wings. Forster has a good season and top7 should be ok I think with a cup run-panic over whoever is in charge.


3.) 26 May 2017 10:51:36
Wow. The guy is atrocious. No thanks.


4.) 26 May 2017 16:46:43
I keep reading on these forums we are ok in midfield? Are people serious here? Romeu is the only nailed on starter. the others all extremely average! Davis getting past it now, WP promises a lot especially on free kicks but never ever hits the target! Boufal great ability needs this season. Clasie never gets played. if we want to push up a level a very important area we must strengthen. 2 we need there! As well as a CB, GK, and a striker! Release Tadic, Davis, Rodriguez (unfortunately) Clasie if you aren't going to play him!


5.) 29 May 2017 10:21:39
Romeu world class/ reed could be anything/ redmond-needs time but stats are positive boufal needs a fuller season tadic needs a target man Gallagher or like wise hjoberg is technically fantastic and needs time. Jwp has come on a mile this year and needs to add goals Davis is starting to look a little leg weary plus sims etc pushing for a place looks a good midfield to me?


 

 

 

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30 May 2017 14:04:15
Jonah's not keen on another player leaving then.

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12 May 2017 08:50:29
I agree! Marco Silva reminds me of Pochettino, and his style of play will definitely get the fans back onside. I'd also consider David Wagner at Huddersfield - He;s done a great job there and having spent time at Borussia Dortmund beforehand, he comes from good stock ;-)

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09 May 2017 14:25:10
I agree with the above. Although I love J-Rod, he needs to now ply his trade at pastures new. Gallagher based on his performances this season deserves a place on the bench for the next campaign. I would keep both Targett and McQueen (as they can play in multiple positions, and we still don't know the future of Bertrand) and IMO, the rumours of Gylfi Sigursson would be as a replacement for Tadic.

I also think that our squad will be culled anyway during the close season, as no doubt there will be other 'fringe/ youth' players being added to the group AND as they'll be no Europa League fixtures next year, our squad can be trimmed (in the Directors eyes anyway! ) ;-)

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25 Jan 2017 09:57:49
I really like the look for Harry Maguire, has been immense for Hull this season. Would like to see that deal going through ;-)

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17 Jan 2017 13:45:13
Leonardo Ulloa?

Trying to think of other players in this bracket that would be let go on loan mid-season. It's Tough!

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{Ed002's Note - Sevilla and Swansea are both keen on him.}


 

 

 

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12 Oct 2017 17:28:49
Agreed! I can't remember the last time we had a confident Attacking Midfielder that would shoot on-sight (unless I go back to the days of Glenn Cockerill, Jimmy Case and Barry Horne! ) . I used to think Tadic could be that player, but he's more up and down than a flight of stairs.

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18 Aug 2017 12:32:07
My feeling is that MP has taken a look at Gallagher and declared that he's not yet ready for the step up into the Saints team. Interestingly the Number 9 shirt is still vacant - I would bet money on us still looking for that Target Man to sign ;-)

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18 Aug 2017 10:32:48
And obviously it goes without saying that we should listen to everything we read in the papers! The messages from the club have been 'VVD is not for sale' and it's 'Business as usual' - The Times probably have more sheets to fill than they have news at the moment ;-)

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25 Jul 2017 13:09:12
Rather him go to them than Liverhampton!

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06 Jul 2017 15:58:01
That would be great, as I think every young player coming through the academy would want to learn from SRL, but alas there is very little sentiment in football; so we shouldn't hold our breath :- (.

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