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23 Aug 2017 07:18:41
Saints scouts in attendance at Porto game. Wondering who could they be looking at there?


1.) 23 Aug 2017 08:31:20
Literally any one lol. and not even for this window. Probably someone lined up for 12 months time. That's how we operate.

2.) 24 Aug 2017 03:17:49
Maybe Aboubakar. There was previous interest before he joined Porto. We do a lot of scouting in Portugal though. Could have been a general mission.



10 Aug 2017 03:16:14
Eds are there any clubs interests in Gazzaniga, Gardos, Clasie, and Long?


{Ed002's Note - (a) Spurs, and it should have been done by now. (b) Not that I am aware. (c) Not that I am aware. (d) Nothing serious but if were Llorenti were to leave Swansea they may be an option.}

1.) 10 Aug 2017 08:04:43
Cheers ed, thanks for the info. Shame about gaz. Big FF could do with the competition.

{Ed002's Note - I am very surprised that it has not been completed already.}

2.) 10 Aug 2017 16:25:13
Same here Ed's I'm pretty sure that Gaz wasn't even given a number when we announced players numbers. I'm not fussed, he is a terrible GK.



05 Jul 2017 05:09:48
Chelsea's pursuit of Rudiger and Liverpool seemingly taking a close look at Mammana could've well all but confirm that VVD will be staying at least for the time being. Interesting how this will pan out until the window ends.




07 Apr 2017 11:01:12
Is Gardos heading for the exit door this summer? So I've been told. Expect both him and Martina to leave this summer. Which is a shame because he could've really been a handy squad player or even first teamer had he not had his injury.
Would be interesting to know what the club is working on regarding the cb department. Caceres doesn't seem to be in Puel's first team plans and we'd be lucky to hold on to Virgil, plus Jason Mac will be coming back after yet another standout season on loan.


{Ed002's Note - If Virgil van Dijk leaves Southampton will have to look for a good replacement and if the price of Semedo came down they could certain strike a deal there. I am not aware of interest in Gardos at this time.}

1.) 08 Apr 2017 02:32:17
Would be hard to attract any buyers if you just came back from a long term injury and hardly played any games recently. Love the look of Semedo, would love it more if he was signed to partner VVD instead of replacing him. We've always got it right with CBs recently and I'm sure we can pull another trick from the hat if we have to. Any news on goalkeeper rumours ed?

{Ed002's Note - There are certainly going to be buyers interested. I am sure there is interest in Joe Hart.}

2.) 08 Apr 2017 11:56:26
Ah yes, remember the Hart rumours a while back. Not sure where I stand on that though. Good keeper but prone to the odd mistake. At least he's agile enough to get down and make a save.

3.) 08 Apr 2017 17:48:30
Well I'll be damned. Way to kick my mouth to the curb big FF. Well done.

4.) 09 Apr 2017 09:19:46
A few good stops from ff yesterday and I know your ginna be why am I saying it but look how many times he puts it back in the danger area after a save still not convincing for me. Nice to see Korey and Pierre get some game time and a big 3 points manolo back and we will cause anyone priblems.

5.) 09 Apr 2017 19:54:30
The saves sounded much better on Radio Solent at the time than they looked on MOTD in the evening.



31 Jan 2017 16:13:27
Tasci move off?


1.) 31 Jan 2017 17:42:19
Palace looking to muscle in




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26 Aug 2017 03:28:31
Anybody here remembers the 3 at the back tactic we played under Koeman? The memories are a bit vague to me but anyone remembered how well we did with it?


1.) 26 Aug 2017 08:04:41
We were ok, but used Bertie as lcb. We were better at pressing at the time tho, and that would have made all the difference against Wolves. Boufal and Tadic don't seem to press and that don't help.



23 Aug 2017 02:16:27
Les still insistent on vvd staying. He says hoedt will partner vvd in defence, and he has more than a week to put his money where his mouth is and even then there's the case of highly difficult task of reintegrating virgil back into the squad. All in all happy with this signing and an absolute steal for a full international in today's market. We now have 6 central defenders in our books. 3 left backs as well.


1.) 23 Aug 2017 08:21:15
Agree Vick, great sound bite from LR about our new Dutch centre back partnership. I'm 50/ 50 on whether VVD will stay and even if he does it will take a lot of work from both sides to have him playing to his full potential again.
Sam McQueen can play further forward if need be but I see him as a future successor to the LB role over Targett.
Keep what we have and get a top striker in and we are in a good place. We don't need creative midfielders. We are creating plenty of chances just not converting them.
I honestly feel we are in for a great season this year.

2.) 23 Aug 2017 08:24:20
Ok in all seriousness though take all the bad feeling out of the vvd situation. If a bid of 70 million came in for him and we sold I wouldn't have a problem with that . what would everyone else think?

3.) 23 Aug 2017 10:17:42
I think stephens deserves a run in the first team as he's been solid ever since he came into the frame and I wouldn't mind seeing a Hoedt and Stephens partnership develop should vvd leave. With yosh as a very solid backup. But the ideal dream scenario for me is still having vvd and hoedt as our main cbs. I don't think we necessarily need 6 cbs at the moment though, the wages are better spent elsewhere. Number 9 is still up for grabs.

4.) 23 Aug 2017 14:00:52
I agree Vick would love to see a Stephens Hoedt partnership. Stephens has been brilliant and progressed a lot since coming in to the team. Even if VVD does come back it will probably take him a while to get match sharp and get in the right "mind set", so we're probably looking a bit of a wait after the transfer window closes anyway, I reckon October time.

5.) 23 Aug 2017 14:37:21
Don't you think we have bought Bednarek and Hoedt knowing that Virgil will be leaving but in the perfect world we would like to keep him until the other two get used to the PL change of style and pace and then he leaves in maybe January. Only problem is if VVD does stay when will both of them get game time together? The CB's as a strong partnership usually hold the whole side together. Who knows what will happen, tricky one?

6.) 23 Aug 2017 16:54:16
We wanted Fonte to stay and bring on Stephens, but he didn't hang around to do that, maybe they have asked Double VD to do that for our latest two signings? Although personally, I really can't see how Double VD can stay plus WH left Lazio as he didn't have enough game time (45 in 2 years?! ) .

7.) 23 Aug 2017 20:56:08
Still think we are lightweight in attack. We have little threat. 8 days to remedy this Les!



12 Aug 2017 07:40:12
Fellow saints, do you think the news circulating about us making a bid for wimmer is an indication that the club is resigned to losing vvd or are instead looking for a fonte replacement? I'd be extremely pleased if it was the latter.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 08:59:56
I think Stephens is are in house replacement for Fonte. Not as good yet but showing signs that he will be.
Pretty sure as per previous years we are getting a replacement lined up for VVD.
Doesn't necessarily mean he will leave straight away. We had Romeu there for a year before Wanyama was going.
Not convinced about Wimmer but I do trust our scouting system so I'll not doubt be proved wrong.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 09:00:33
No I think it's more of a sign we are still in the market for players, personally feel 3 more could come in. I think Armstrong will come in to play behind striker. I think we will get Wimmer now that supposedly Sanchez is going to spurs and I feel we may get Roberts to. But that's probably wishful think so maybe just the two in Armstrong and Wimmer.

3.) 12 Aug 2017 09:01:08
Just thought about it, the club never made a big deal about breaking our transfer record? So maybe we might break it again?

4.) 12 Aug 2017 09:20:59
Got a feeling we have tried to get a CB in but been unsuccessful due to financial restraints. Centre backs of real quality are very thin on the ground around Europe and over here and the ones that are good enough we can't afford.

5.) 12 Aug 2017 09:25:58
18 million to break our transfer fee record seems like petty cash to the big clubs and that is the problem.

6.) 12 Aug 2017 11:35:33
Might be just testing our toes in the water. However if by some miracle we do manage to get wimmer or a quality center back and vvd gets his giant head down and gives us one more season then another defender might leave. Possibly gardos, if any suitors are there, which the eds are not aware of atm.

{Ed002's Note - No, it is van Dijk who will leave.}

7.) 12 Aug 2017 14:40:38
Fair enough ed. let's just hope the club can get a replacement soon.



11 Aug 2017 16:23:31
Absolutely cannot wait for Jamie Redknapp's comment after this. Absolutely comical and a downright fool. Couldn't happen to a more fitting person honestly.




02 Aug 2017 07:15:57
40mil + sakho, and then get wimmer with the remaining cash?


1.) 02 Aug 2017 08:40:38
No!, Southampton FC are taking a stand and rightly so, if we don't do this then the next southampton player that another club shows interest in will do the same as VVD. The Club tell the player when he can talk to another club and he has to accept that, end of. HE needs to knuckle down and do his job to the best of his abilities. If he does this then i'm sure the Club will reach an agreement with the player to be sold next season. We need to do this not just because we don't want to sell the highest paid player in the clubs history, giving him a 6 year contract that he was happy to sign last year, making him the captain of the club in the process and supporting him and paying him whilst he was injured for half a season. We need to do this to show other clubs we won't be ripped and pillaged anymore. But more importantly that it is NOT accepable for any of our Southampton players to just hold us to ransome whenever they feel like it.

2.) 02 Aug 2017 10:44:59
Have to say even ignoring the principle of not wanting to sell VVD, I think 40 mil plus sakho would be a terrible terrible deal, especially given the rumoured figures. Even worse if we then go and throw all that at wimmer!

3.) 02 Aug 2017 11:54:06
I agree with the above posts but I think getting VVD to sign that 6 year deal was pushed through in the interest of SFC. They knew how good he is and wanted to protect their investment to get the best deal when it came to interest from other clubs. They knew it would happen and that is not rocket science, my only problem with us digging our heels in is that it seems to have completely engulfed our pre season and must have something of a disruptive influence on the rest of the squad. Very noble to stand up for your principles but that could affect our season, I won't be popular but I say get rid of him for the best money we can get and invest that in new players that won't create a similar problem. Football is big business these days and as in any commercial enterprise if you can make massive profits from an asset most times you would do the deal. VVD may get another serious injury and then your prized possession may be worth nothing. I say sell him and move on. We have a season to concentrate on and it is only 9 days away.

4.) 02 Aug 2017 12:51:38
60m he gets 10 percent Celtic get 15percent 15m gone now he is 45 and that will at 1.00 a week knowing Liverpool. Klopp is a real tossed with this and I think they have built there season round getting him. The board should say no and then if he doesn't play he will miss World Cup games etc. He needs to be told he can go in the summer next year if things are done the correct way. I use to think Liverpool were alright but f@@k me are they desperate and showing a real lack of class over this.

5.) 02 Aug 2017 13:05:58
The player signed the contract though Chrisdownj, he didn't have to, nobody pinned him down and threatened to hurt his family lol

All joking aside When the window closes he will get his head down. History tells us this with spider wanyamma and fonte. When the window has closed and he realises he isn't going to another club hill will want to play.

Why should Southampton be held to ransome by a player when ever they feel like it? By giving the player what he wants shows all of our stars and more so our amazing young talent coming trough at the club that they can't just demand a move to another club and threaten never to play for us again.

We have to show them it is not going to happen at Southampton. Also why should Liverpool be allowed to just totally bypass Southampton and speak directly with the player? If they had followed the rules and contacted us in the first place they may well have reached an agreenment by now. For me we need to reach an agreement with VVD an if that cannot happen we then simply tell him he is staying untill next season but we will then put him up for sale for the price we deem fair.

6.) 02 Aug 2017 13:23:57
He signed the contract Ben because he knew his value would be increased and so did his agent. Then when he wants to leave they both get more money out of the deal. SFC can stand firm agreed but I'm pretty sure he will be gone by the end of the window. I know it is morally wrong but what is the sensible alternative from a financial point of view, the game is all about money these days and we would be paying out shed loads with no end product. I agree with standing firm but will we get other high quality players wanting to come here if they think they won't be able to move on. Just my opinion Ben that's all.

7.) 02 Aug 2017 13:24:23
Lets keep him. what's he going to do? We paid him for 9 months for doing nothing, so what is he really going to do if we refuse to sell him? Holland are very unlikely to make the World Cup, so unless he comes back what is his next move from here until the next window in Jan - go to Sprinkles and get fat?

8.) 02 Aug 2017 13:28:12
I know were fed up with Liverpool but if the rumours are true that they met vvd surely he's in breach off contract allowing the meeting to take place discussing formations etc long before any official bid has happened I for one blame him as much as scousehampton for this mess, fine him 2 weeks wages, buy a CB which we need anyway and when we've done that make him put a transfer request in and get the full asking price, I wouldn't want to be in a changing room with someone who clearly doesn't want to be there.

9.) 02 Aug 2017 13:43:50
If Neymar is going to Paris St G for £190 million then SFC are right to hold out for as much money as possible for VVD.

Given the ridiculous amounts of money Man U, Man C and Chelsea are paying out for very average players then VVD must be worth at least 75 to80 million. He could be a world class defender if with Real Madrid or Barcelona, but not with any other PL side, especially not Liverpool.

VVD should wait, at least until Summer 2018, to go. He needs to prove himself over fitness, after his long injury last year.

VVD needs to think for himself, not his agent. What is his ambition? If he wants to achieve world class status and then get truly rewarded, Liverpool is very very bad advice.

Have patience lad!

10.) 02 Aug 2017 14:32:00
Trouble is I can see a situation arising that if he stays he will be less popular with our supporters than Lovren even though he is still playing for us . Just seems a no win situation with just about all parties involved. What kind of reception will he get and when he makes mistakes, which he will, the crowd will get completely on his back. Just can't see it working.

11.) 02 Aug 2017 15:44:34
I can't see too much problem with supporters Chrisdownj I'm sure the club will advise him to make a statement about how he was wrongly advised by his agent, committed to Southampton and is changing his agent due to the speculation etc.

He'll plays well for us, be forgiven by most

The smoke will settle and he'll then be sold in the next window!

Lets be honest there is no such thing as bad publicity.

12.) 02 Aug 2017 22:03:31
Well if you think that then what is the point of all the punish him, stick him in the reserves comments from so many people on here. I just don't get it, he doesn't want to play for us anymore so why keep him . He will still get paid massive money and quite likely just go through the motions if he plays for us again. He won't though believe me the damage has well and truly been done. Anybody go to the game tonight? I did it was woeful in fact worse than that.

13.) 03 Aug 2017 07:50:36
I guess it really depends on how he handles the situation from here. To be honest, the lack of a statement from him is a sure sign that he will never play for us again. To me it's shockingly un-professional from both Liverpool and VVD. They just want to get him cheap! I don't know how it will pan out Chris, I was just merely stating that in 6 months it'll all be forgotten about really.




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22 Aug 2017 12:19:40
Ah Les you just had to make a deal with Harry Redknapp of all people.




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10 Aug 2017 08:04:43
Cheers ed, thanks for the info. Shame about gaz. Big FF could do with the competition.


{Ed002's Note - I am very surprised that it has not been completed already.}



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06 Aug 2017 09:22:02
If he adds more steel in the middle then I'm not complaining. Despite our number of midfielders, the likes of Clasie Davis and JWP aren't exactly the bulldozer type and they'll get overrun by more overall dominant physical midfied like man utd. More options other than Romeu and arguably Hojbjerg. But the club must act again, we definitely need a CB and some injection of goals, whether its coming from someone who can finish or someone who can lay it on a plate for others!




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05 Aug 2017 16:20:35
Given our success with chelsea players over the years with cork bertrand and oriol I wouldn't mind seeing another one crossing the border.




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01 Aug 2017 04:23:14
Absolute quality this lad hope something comes out of this. Though if Liverpool know better they should just sign this guy for 10 mil instead of buying him for 80 mil from us in 2 or 3 seasons lol.





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23 Aug 2017 10:17:42
I think stephens deserves a run in the first team as he's been solid ever since he came into the frame and I wouldn't mind seeing a Hoedt and Stephens partnership develop should vvd leave. With yosh as a very solid backup. But the ideal dream scenario for me is still having vvd and hoedt as our main cbs. I don't think we necessarily need 6 cbs at the moment though, the wages are better spent elsewhere. Number 9 is still up for grabs.




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22 Aug 2017 18:43:13
Made of glass mate. A decent player when he's fit but would be a waste of wages imo.




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17 Aug 2017 17:07:40
Sorry for the misunderstanding mate.




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17 Aug 2017 17:06:08
Ah, right. I do find it quite ironic (If I'm using that word correctly) .




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17 Aug 2017 16:10:50
Understood chris but you musn't forget that Reed is a defensive midfielder first and foremost, a position where not many expect goals to come from. I don't see anything wrong with the club letting a defensive player go when the team is lacking goals. If it was an attacking player then it'd make more sense. Like I said just because he scored one wonder goal doesn't mean the club made an error in judgement, could be his only single goal this entire season, who knows. Only time will tell.