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01 Oct 2017 07:14:39
Hi Eds a couple of things, I have seen we are interested in a new striker, two in particular one from Atletico and one from Barcelona - both unable to get any game time! Have you any info on this and also during the last transfer window did Liverpool consider Toby Alderwierd, he apparently is after more money and in my opinion better than VVD, thanks in advance and love the site.


{Ed002's Note - (a) I am not aware of any approach from Southampton to Atletico about a player, but perhaps someone has suggested Kevin Gameiro, who will likely be available in January. I really don't know. (b) I suspect that the Barcelona player is Paco Alcacer who is indeed looking to move on. I am not aware of any approach from Southampton and Barcelona will be reluctant to sell in January unless they have a replacement. (c) No.}

1.) 03 Oct 2017 10:02:55
Luciano Vietto is the chap at Atletico we were rumoured to be interested in if you believe the media.

{Ed002's Note - Southampton enquired about a loan but Atleti had no interest and I thought that was the end of it. Fenerbahce may return for him. Gameiro is the one who will really lose out.}

2.) 03 Oct 2017 14:07:12
Seeing as we can't hit a barn door with a banjo at the moment I would expect we will be willing to splash some cash in jan.

3.) 03 Oct 2017 19:24:56
You'd like to think although for some reason it wasn't an area of focus in the summer. selling j rod, olomola and Gallagher out on loan and obviously no strikers in. I wouldn't be surprised if January comes and goes without a striker being signed.



19 Apr 2017 13:36:41
Just seen on SSN we are after Sigurdsson from Swansea, any truth in this Eds.
Look at me, we hate it when clubs come knocking on our door! Just football I suppose.


{Ed002's Note - Gylfi Sigurdsson is of interest to a nukmber of sides including Southampton.}

1.) 19 Apr 2017 19:24:10
We've been interested in him for a couple of windows now - I heard we put a bid in in Jan for him? Up until this season, Swansea have been doing fine so no dice. Their season this time though means there could be movement. Koeman and Everton are interested too.

2.) 20 Apr 2017 09:50:53
I have been a fan of Sigurdsson for a while now. If we are lucky enough to get him then it would be a definite and positive improvement to the squad.

3.) 21 Apr 2017 13:12:57
I heard that we put a £37m bid in for him in the January window just gone.

{Ed002's Note - They would have bitten the collective arm off if Southampton did.}

4.) 21 Apr 2017 19:13:50
I hope you laughed in whoever's face told you that joff. Sell Mane for £34m and then buy Sigurdsson for £37?! Really?

5.) 21 Apr 2017 22:37:40
I didn't believe it but clubs are talking £35m now for him, so I thought I'd mention it. They thought that maybe the figure was jointly for him and that Swans defender we were. linked with on deadline day, but that was shot down by both Clubs - just rumours.

6.) 22 Apr 2017 09:51:40
Sigurdsson was koemans number 1 target before he upped sticks some say part of the reason he left as board deemed to much money for one player, redmond much cheaper and arrived before puel became manager.



11 Nov 2016 11:37:35
So if Van Dijk does end up going to Man U or even Liverhampton I would expect a hefty fee for him as he only signed a new long term contract. Any news of a possible replacement or who would people like to see? Me for one I would like to see him stay at least for another season.


{Ed002's Note - I would not be suprised to see Southampton move again for Matthias Ginter if they need a new centre back.}

1.) 11 Nov 2016 16:57:57
Well if the Chinese are coming with all their dongs no one will be going anywhere.

2.) 11 Nov 2016 19:22:55
Hope he can stay 1 or 2 season .

3.) 11 Nov 2016 20:20:15
I think the mega contract was done for exactly that reason, ensuring we would receive top money. I think he will go at the end of the season. It even feels the media, commentators and pundits are doing the sales pitch. 40 million though surely. the thing that could make it hard is if fonte goes aswell, replacing both centre halts at the same time could be tricky. but not sure fonte is on anyone's radar. peaked?

4.) 12 Nov 2016 15:56:56
So the media and so called expert pundits are putting virgil up for sale because he's playing well and must be too good to play for saints even though he just signed a new 5 year contract which means we don't have to sell anyone the mega sky pay out we get pays for the improved contracts that our best have signed so let them talk if we don't want to sell we will stand firm for a change and tell anyone who comes sniffing to do one.

5.) 12 Nov 2016 21:36:01
Erm not meaning to be funny and by no way do I want it to happen but have you seen the last few years. Anyone with a cheque book has had their pickings. Whether you or I like it van dijk will not be a saints player forever. The positive is Southampton know this so have whacked a huge contract on him. Anyone ever heard of a player signing a new 6 year contract. after 6 months.

6.) 16 Nov 2016 08:49:32
if that Chinese lot take over, we will sell and not buy, they ran at a £48m loss last year and will look to recoup that plus the buy out fee.

7.) 19 Nov 2016 18:40:00
Luke shaw signed a long extension the year before he left for Utd. All a long contract actually does is inflate the fee of a player, not keep him. Plus Southampton are notorious in the last 10-15 years of selling players as they grow. The only positive is that very VERY few of them actually go on to achieve anything. Most of them fade away after leaving is. The exception is Bale obviously, but aside from that, who has actually left and bettered themselves? You could argue Lallana has, but not by much.

8.) 20 Nov 2016 13:23:29
I'd say lallana has improved obviously bale and think clyne has just stayed decent like he was at saints if shaw can stay fit I think he will be special.

9.) 21 Nov 2016 19:27:51
We said all that when Theo and the Ox left us, but my point is that very few actually do any better than they did when they were here. It's just a case of the players that are here seeing that and realising that the grass isn't greener.

10.) 25 Nov 2016 12:59:36
Perhaps Southampton would look at Rubem Semedo and Mathias Ginter.
I'd hope they looked at Kolodziejczac, too; rumoured pre van Dijk, has worked with Puel at Lyon, getting little playtime at Sevilla yet is clearly talented.



28 Jul 2015 11:41:54
Just heard the same rumour about Caulker but also looking at brining Chambers back on loan.
This would be a lot better and he's not going to get a lot of game time at Arsenal so could see it happening?? Maybe .


1.) 28 Jul 2015 12:45:04
Problem is neither as anywhere near the same level as Toby! I can't see these happening.

2.) 28 Jul 2015 12:50:23
Also reading we have made an approach to Arsenal but this has been declined.
In relation to Chester (Hull) looks like he's going to the Baggies

3.) 28 Jul 2015 12:51:37
Chambers and arsenal have already said no so that's the end of that one

4.) 28 Jul 2015 13:12:46
Wenger said today that Saints had made no approach whatsoever for Chambers.

Paper talk/bollocks.



14 Jul 2015 10:20:14
Eds, any truth in the rumour Spurs are looking at Jordie Clasie. I really hope not


{Ed001's Note - yes. They are interested too.}

1.) 14 Jul 2015 19:45:01
They have all the details of our targets,at least up until Mr. Miller walked out with a copy of our renowned black box. He is a young, relatively cheap Dutch international, who captains his side. Of course they are interested. If he signs for Spurs ,I think there might be some venom aimed at our board.

2.) 14 Jul 2015 21:24:43
If Spurs get him it has to be about money and not trying to repeat myself but it seems the game is all about money these days and not about what club you really want to play for . Ho hum , never mind. I really hope this changes but can't see it happening.

3.) 14 Jul 2015 22:21:54
I fully expect him to sign for Saints, having heard Les Reed and read the Dutch press. Obviously Ronald Koeman knows him well, so you should probably expect maximum effort and a die for the cause attitude from Clasie. There are plenty of useless and imaginative 'journalists' who for whatever reason seem hell-bent on having a pop at Saints -Spurs fans or London-Manchester-centric obsessed. Can't wait for the Spurs games this season. Up the Saints.




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03 Jan 2018 21:57:29
Just putting it out there. I don't like shooting down our mangers and I think giving them a fair chance is best but when time is finally up for MP and I think it will be, if we could get him Brendon Rogers would be a good shout. Probably wouldn't come to Saints mind.


1.) 04 Jan 2018 10:27:48
Didn’t have a clue at Liverpool my son who is 12 could manage in Scotland.



21 Dec 2017 10:20:02
Now that Swansea have sacked Clement and with the managers doing the merry go round where do you see Koeman going, I've read MP position is in doubt. Just a thought!


1.) 21 Dec 2017 13:54:14
Koeman doesn't want Swansea job. Eric Black has resigned from the club which is very interesting. So if we sign a solid first team coach we could be in for a solid second half of the season.

We still have the potential of a decent FA Cup run. A decent run of form would change our season around. It will be interesting seeing what / if anything changes after EB's departure.

2.) 21 Dec 2017 21:53:43
I was actually so glad to read eb leaving. which may be harsh as I don't know what influence he had over things. I just know we looked different, bad different since he's been about. anyway no harshness meant to him and hope he can fix his injuries and return to the game.



13 May 2016 11:01:22
With all this talk over Ronald's contract and possible interest from Everton people should remember, Everton paid 28 mil for Lukaku - that shows real commitment. We haven't paid anywhere near that for our top stars and yet they still leave.
I don't want to get on the boards back but surely a bit of commitment and the funds for RK to spend and he might sign a contract extension. All said and done I think RK will honour his contract and Everton will end up with Frank de Boer, let's hope RK signs a new contract.


1.) 13 May 2016 11:18:51
I take it back, great commitment VVD and now FF and JWP. Get in - next Big Ron?!



28 Jan 2015 21:55:11
Hi eds, just wondering why so many teams have been offered Alexandra Pato. Is it that he wants to move to the prem or just fallen out of favour and on too much money.
Keep up the good work, silly season is nearly over !!!


{Ed001's Note - out of favour, paid too much, injury prone and not very good.}



28 Aug 2013 07:11:50
Can see that Tottenham are now interested in Ever Banega, looks like Valencia are not in a panic to buy after selling various players and will hold out for his buy out clause of 30M. Looks like every one wants a bit of the Bail money.
Could of been a good signing for us


1.) Suspect it is simply an agent trying to get other clubs interested.

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16 Mar 2017 11:45:17
I hope not Bertrand has been immense for us but I guess everyone has a price. Do you know how much longer he has on his contract?


{Ed001's Note - 4 years I think.}



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14 Jul 2015 12:36:37
Cheers Eds, much appreciated




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Thanks for your input
Onwards and upwards


{Ed001's Note - you are welcome mate, sorry it took a while to reply, I was trying to get a name on a forward. Still waiting on that, or names if there are a couple of possibles. I will just post them when I finally do get them.}



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Can't see us selling Gaston as the club is improving and not getting rid of our best players, also wouldn't be surprised if Banega has already signed, let's hope MP can control him he's got a bit of a reputation but quality player





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01 Oct 2017 07:21:30
I think come the end of the season a lot of teams will be on around the same points and goal difference will have its say on the bottom 3.




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13 May 2016 11:18:51
I take it back, great commitment VVD and now FF and JWP. Get in - next Big Ron?!