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04 Aug 2017 12:22:13
Pellegrinos comments on the fact that the club had lined up 2 players to come in then went elsewhere does make you wonder a few things.
1. What were the calibre of these players and who are we losing out to in the tansfer market.
2. Why are we losing out to other clubs if these are our top targets. (I would imagine its down to wages but who knows)
3. This just goes to show that our club really does go about things like some sort of super spy because there have been no rumours of a players we're interested in, and then you seen them go elsewhere.
4. Pellegrino obviously has some concerns about the squad maybe the same as the rest of us fans. (We can only dream he is seeing what has been so clear to us since january no creative sparks, lack of quality in central midfield to compliment romeu and a poor defence) . The last of them points with him being an ex defender himself i'm sure he would pick up on.

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{Ed002's Note - Much has been down to the change of manager.}


 

 

02 Aug 2017 14:12:11
Has anyone got heard any actual rumours of incoming players I mean I know our signings usually come from nowhere and its always pretty quiet on our side but this is just plain deafening. I mean I can't find anything.

I gather we are or have at least enquired about someone at lazio, but whether that's hoedt or balde, keita or either is anyones guess. I just don't believe we are not going to sign anyone of any significance to enhance and challenge for a first team place.

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1.) 02 Aug 2017 16:35:22
Only players I've seen rumoured to us are Allan from Napoli, Hoedt, patrick roberts and chris wood. Can't see us being able to get Keita Balde given the other teams he's been linked to, but I'd love it if that were true.


 

 

20 Jul 2017 18:10:50
The more I look at it the more I think we are going to be the ones signing ben gibson if the price is right he suits our profile perfectly young (ish) english good personality. But I would ratger stephens kept his placr he was an immense fonte replacement for me last year and if we sign a cb I would like an experienced international not a 1 season wonder like gibson think stephens and vvd could be the perfect pairing. Though we do 100% need a goalscoring midfielder in the mane mould to take people on and open space for others if we're going to push on.

Saintdan16

1.) 20 Jul 2017 18:42:48
I was thinking the same re. Gibson - seems like a good fit. Agree on the mane replacement but that's just so hard to find.


2.) 20 Jul 2017 19:21:16
It is hard to find but even just a player who will take people on with the ball maybe redmond will b that player for us he just never seems to pick the right option for me but then again neither did mane in his first season.


 

 

04 Apr 2017 12:28:37
Where has austin gone I heard the other day he was back in training we could do with his goals with gabbi being injured. I can't wait to see us at full strength with gabbi, tadic (at his best), boufal, austin, jwp, redderz, j rod where r they all going to play.

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1.) 04 Apr 2017 12:48:57
I wouldn't worry about it,1 if not 2 of those won't be here next season.


2.) 05 Apr 2017 23:51:01
i would love to see j-rod develop and become what he once was, but he just isn't getting that opportunity to get game-time and build confidence. Be interesting to see what's up with tadic at the end of the season after his little problem with puel.


 

 

20 Dec 2016 12:57:26
All I want for xmas is to pip spuds to alexander lacazette, sign a quality cb subotic I've seen rumoured




That is all.

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1.) 22 Dec 2016 15:09:40
Y is this unbelievable please everyone can dream. We have the money we haven't touched our tv rights money for the past 2 years.


 

 

 

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26 Sep 2017 15:10:12
My preferred team to play stoke.

Forster

Cedric (rb)
Vvd (cb)
Hoedt (cb)
Berty (lb)

Romeu (cdm)
Lemina (cdm)

Tadic (rw)
Gabbi (cam)
Redderz (lw)

Austin (st)

Gabbi has proved he's got a good shot on him and plays deeper and out wide for italy, also would actually give austin some support. Defence picks itself when u go on quality. We know how good tadic can b and I believe redderz will come good. With oriol as captain, and him and lemina should boss the likes of fletcher, allen etc.

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1.) 27 Sep 2017 13:30:29
Forster

Cedric (rwb)
Vvd (cb)
Yoshida (cb)
Hoedt (cb)
Bertrand (lwb)

Romeu (cdm)
Lemina (cdm)

Long (rw)
Gabbi (st)
Tadic (lw)

I'm not too sure what our strongest 11 is at the moment, especially going forward. I would want our two full backs as wing backs as they are quality going forward, to play fast football between the front 3.
Redmond needs to be dropped, he lacks quality so much in the final third, spends the whole game trying to play CF which leave Bertrand no support and he is one of the best LB in the league at going forward, so he needs that, which he will get from Tadic.
I'm not convinced by the 4-2-3-1 formation that we've adopted. We've always looked stronger playing 4-3-3 so maybe 5-2-3 will work for us. Alternatively looking at 4-3-3 you would just swap out Yoshi or VVD for Davis.
But then again, we haven't been scoring goals so we should go for 2 up top. So maybe 5-2-1-2 with Tadic behind Gabs and Austin?


2.) 28 Sep 2017 14:02:01
As frustrating as he can b redmond os the only player we have in the whole squad with a bit of pace and confidence to get the ball and to actually take players on and I believe he will come good, boufal well let's just not even go there thanks again puel. As I said above gabbi has played behind the striker at napoli and on the wing for italy and he still scores, austin scores goals wherever he plays even in the first part of puels season in a not so attack minded team he still scored goals. Why anyone would think that dropping an midfield player for a cb to have essentially 5 at the is going to help us score is beyond me I guess its because 3 cbs is so 'in' now. We must b sheep and follow the trend I suppose.


3.) 28 Sep 2017 15:18:48
It would be using 2 wing backs. Obviously, on paper it looks defensive but Cedric and Bertrand are both quality when they get forward, hence why I thinking adding the extra CB will help them get forward. The 5 will allow these two guys to attack more often. I do like Redmond and believe he has great potential and I would say he'd be better on the right where he is not tempted to cut inside, as his ability is pretty weak in the area.


4.) 28 Sep 2017 15:20:27
3 cb’s aren’t because it’s ‘in’ but A) because it allows the whole team (particularly the wing backs though) to push forward knowing there’s a solid defence behind them. B) we’ve got 2 inform defenders in Stephens and Yosh, a very good CB in Hoedt and arguably the best CB in the prem in VVD, it’d be harsh to leave one of them out, let alone two. And C) it’s a formation that fits the counter attacking style MP wants to play.


5.) 28 Sep 2017 16:15:40
Redmond needs to play still, like a previous poster said we desperately need his pace. I think Long has done a good job the last couple of games. Been saying it a while now, but I want to see Sims get a run out and see what he can do. Think his directness and pace is exactly what we lack.


6.) 28 Sep 2017 16:44:20
Totally agree with SaintJay re Redmond .
So much is being made of his pace, but it is his end product that is way more important. or lack off in this case. He is not productive for the team . shoots way more than he should - and to those that say we are short of goals, his shooting is awful . and quite often, their is someone in a better goal scoring position. Gabbi springs to mind! as does Austin! Trouble is Redmond thinks he is a goalscorer and rather than stay wide, does exactly what SaintJ says, tries to take up the centre forward position. Perhaps he needs to look at his own stats . he is NOT and never will be an out and out goalscorer! He is probably the one player that does not fit into the Southampton Way . he is cocky, arrogant, selfish and not a team player. His pace is irrelevant if at the end of one is runs he loses the ball, doesn't pass the ball and also shoots!

Redmond : League matches : 217 . 25 goals
Austin : 244 . 125 goals.


 

 

31 Aug 2017 23:12:54
Well isn't that funny transfer deadline day a flop on all accounts in the premier league I think. This is all down to sky they've bigged it up like they do season in season out and nothing major happening but as I said all down to their own doing the tv money clubs recieve now mean they will not be drawn into last minute big deals as they don't need to in terms of money in. Shot themselves in the foot a little bit I think. Does make me laugh.

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20 Jul 2017 12:03:48
With 1 quality attacking midfielder/ winger and a first choice cb to b signed we have a very good match day squad if played to their strengths look at chelsea last year didn't sign a lot compared to the year before but look at the difference the new manager and new tactics made to the same players who finished basically mid table.

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08 Jul 2017 20:10:35
Does anyone actually know what the hell is going on with our pre season yet. Seems yet again we've been left in the lurch by our oh so wonderful board no pre season planned probably not much in the way of enquiring about players this all this already has us on the back foot for the season before a ball has even been kicked.

Puel should have been sacked as soon as the last ball was kicked so these sorts of things along with getting a new manager were done sooner. This is the problem when you have a board structure as we have now, you have to have meeting after meeting after metting before anything actually gets done. Everyones worrying about vvd and loan deals in (which is a joke for a premier league side looking to compete with the bigger clubs) but i'm more worried about getting our side prepared for the season.

Also with the davis debate I've never rated the bloke he is a work horse and nothing more. To compare him to scholes is a complete farce he is a liability when he's in goalscoring positions, he can't cross a ball let alone lay it on a plate for another how many assists has he got?, I've seen him taking corners and free kicks which never amount to anything, sometimes he struggles with a simple ball to a teammate and tackling and competing for a ball well he's about as good at that as my 9 month old son.

Like I said his energy in getting around the pitch is all he offers hence a work horse player. i'm not one for slating players but I dread seeing him on the team sheet let alone on the ball. Then again he's still better than me but I can't see how some people don't see these things.

Saintdan16

1.) 09 Jul 2017 16:58:17
Saintdan16. What are you talking about? What do you know about what goes on inside the club, and how it's run?

Sacking Puel immediately after the last kick of the ball? Get real. Making rash decisions based on your frustration. Sounds like a good strategy. Not.

As for Davis. He is a work horse. That's exactly what he's there for. All teams have them and he's good at it (most of the time) .
We had a disappointing season in terms of performances, but we still finished in a good position. The club has reacted accordingly and is going through another change to improve all these things - yet it is not enough for the moaners. It never is.

Supporters of the clubs below us can't believe all this 'supporters' negativity regarding the Saints, and that they wish their club were as well run as ours.

Stay calm and support the Saints!


2.) 09 Jul 2017 18:40:43
Im sorry to say it but supporters with attitudes like you are what's wrong with our club. Pre season should have been arranged long ago, I bet we still go to france so why the delay with announcing what's going on, its a shambles and poor management end of! .
With davis, yes ill agree most teams have a work horse but one that can do a lot more than just run around for runnings sake they need to contribute more in the modern game, and we have ours in romeu who tackles as well as running "though brick walls" chelsea's is kante etc. But they put class next to him davis does not have that killer ball in him like fabregas at chelsea, pogba at utd dembele at spurs etc etc. If we are to push on and break through the "glass ceiling" we simply need to replace the run of the mill players with quality. I feel that is our weakness in the midfield positions we seem to have quantity over quality. Take hojberg and jwp for example they could work as hard as davis but have more quality, like clasie but he doesn't seem to be able to get the fitness levels needed for the premier league but he definitely has quality.
As for being sarcastic about me questioning the running of the club, I have thought we are one of the best run clubs in the league over the last few years but this year we seem to have been caught short due to our own incompetence.


3.) 10 Jul 2017 00:25:50
Saintdan everybody is entitled to their opinion on this site. I respect yours but to say the captain of NI is just a work horse demeans his achievements over the last few years, he has been instrumental in many of our best performances . Were you at White Hart Lane 15 months ago, I was. He actually got us in to Europe. Like I said I respect your opinion but I personally feel you don't get what he gives to the team .


 

 

14 Jun 2017 11:53:07
So I just toted up we'll finish probably 7th on 54 points and even that's being slightly optimistic/ pessimistic? Looking at the fixture list we must get points early in the season or we are in trouble so come on saints pull your finger out early business done and a good pre season whatever your planning with managers and players.

Saintdan16

1.) 14 Jun 2017 22:30:57
You mean finish above Everton?


 

 

 

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20 Jul 2017 19:21:16
It is hard to find but even just a player who will take people on with the ball maybe redmond will b that player for us he just never seems to pick the right option for me but then again neither did mane in his first season.

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22 Dec 2016 15:09:40
Y is this unbelievable please everyone can dream. We have the money we haven't touched our tv rights money for the past 2 years.

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28 Jul 2016 12:56:01
I think sign up McCarthy, semedo and tello along with keeping the players we have and its business done.

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14 Jun 2016 12:05:09
Good buy if it happens pace is what we've missed this season mane is the only player we have that can run.

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11 Jun 2016 14:48:19
I respect arsene wenger and arsenal too your taking it the wrong way its just very very rare that many clubs will keep managers or players long now they always think the grass is greener and we as a club with the players we've sold lately have proved it is not but money turns heads.

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28 Sep 2017 14:02:01
As frustrating as he can b redmond os the only player we have in the whole squad with a bit of pace and confidence to get the ball and to actually take players on and I believe he will come good, boufal well let's just not even go there thanks again puel. As I said above gabbi has played behind the striker at napoli and on the wing for italy and he still scores, austin scores goals wherever he plays even in the first part of puels season in a not so attack minded team he still scored goals. Why anyone would think that dropping an midfield player for a cb to have essentially 5 at the is going to help us score is beyond me I guess its because 3 cbs is so 'in' now. We must b sheep and follow the trend I suppose.

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22 Sep 2017 22:23:39
1989
Niemi

Clyne
Lundekvam
Alderweireld
Bertrand

Lemina (early days but looks pure class)
Schneiderlin

Mane
Le tiss
Bale

Lambert

Big kelv
Vvd
Cedric
Romeu
Lallana
Walcott
Gabbi.

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27 Aug 2017 06:20:49
Gk forster
Rb cedric
Cb vvd/ stephens
Cb hoedt
Lb Bertrand
Cdm oriol
Cdm lemina
Ram redmond
Cam jwp
Lam boufal
St gabbi

Bench
McCarthy, yoshi, mcqueen, davis, tadic, austin, long.

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09 Jul 2017 18:40:43
Im sorry to say it but supporters with attitudes like you are what's wrong with our club. Pre season should have been arranged long ago, I bet we still go to france so why the delay with announcing what's going on, its a shambles and poor management end of! .
With davis, yes ill agree most teams have a work horse but one that can do a lot more than just run around for runnings sake they need to contribute more in the modern game, and we have ours in romeu who tackles as well as running "though brick walls" chelsea's is kante etc. But they put class next to him davis does not have that killer ball in him like fabregas at chelsea, pogba at utd dembele at spurs etc etc. If we are to push on and break through the "glass ceiling" we simply need to replace the run of the mill players with quality. I feel that is our weakness in the midfield positions we seem to have quantity over quality. Take hojberg and jwp for example they could work as hard as davis but have more quality, like clasie but he doesn't seem to be able to get the fitness levels needed for the premier league but he definitely has quality.
As for being sarcastic about me questioning the running of the club, I have thought we are one of the best run clubs in the league over the last few years but this year we seem to have been caught short due to our own incompetence.

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13 Jun 2017 14:09:09
Yeah the home kits different which I like the original a bit before my time as I was born in 89. But that away kit I mean come on get out of my life like the design but if it were yellow (main colour) with blue would be spot on.

Slightly off topic but does anyone know when the club are likely to announce what was the points or outcome of the end of season review, I would imagine they are going to make some points public as they made such a fuss of it. I didn't see many games last year but the ones I did were god awful boring. Not that i'm an expert but seemed to me as if we needed to pick up the pace by 1 or 2 gears. But whoever is in charge the board need to back them in the transfer window and realise we need more goals from the midfield which in turn would surely open up space for the lone striker everyone is so obsessed with playing which is fine against a back 4 but when teams play like chelsea whith 3 centre halfs u need more up top to unsettle them.

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