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27 Mar 2018 11:16:43
David Wagner linked to the managerial post.

Vick

1.) 29 Mar 2018 08:40:56
Poor mans klopp.


2.) 29 Mar 2018 16:58:17
Are you saying that as a good or bad thing saints0001?


 

 

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

Vick

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?

Vick

{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.

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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.

Vick

{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.


 

 

 

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21 Mar 2018 16:14:11
Wondering what fellow saints fans which step they want the board to take next provided we stay up.
Would you rather have Mark Hughes continue what he started as in the scenario above there's a case that he has deserved his chance?
Or do some fans think that he is not the way forward and hope for a change of management next season? If so, then who? Names like Graham Potter, Vieira, Jokanovic, Mihajlovic seems to be bandied around these days. Peter Bosz? Out of our reach probably.
Thoughts?

Vick

1.) 21 Mar 2018 20:50:23
I would like to see more coaches and better coaches at all levels and a review of the sustainability of ‘the Southampton way’. If we are to develop some of the best young players in the country, we need to support them with the best coaching to match that ambition. Perhaps we could look at recruiting some new players in the youth ranks as well to strengthen the under 18s and under 23s to bridge the gap between the first team and youth teams because at the moment, no-one new is really standing up from the youth ranks and demanding a chance in the senior set-up. Our senior team has young players with great potential that need better coaching to realise it too.

I won’t make any call on MH as the long term manager until the end of the season but what we desperately need now is stability. Ideally a younger, hungry manager who has really kept his knowledge at the forefront of the game and is looking to expand his knowledge and take a fresh approach. That to me is not MH but if he gets the team playing well, I may review this. We’ve been linked with some interesting choices but a new manager with no Prem experience will be a gamble so the board must be certain that he is will get the team playing the brand of football we all are desperate to return to our club i. e, attacking, high intensity, battling, exciting. We don’t need another pragmatist thanks.


2.) 21 Mar 2018 21:04:10
I personally have a mixture of thoughts.

If we play convincingly from now, see a massive change in both the structure and attitude of the team, and get enough points to stay out of relegation, then I would like to see him stay.

If things don't change much in the club, but we scrap our way unconvincingly out of relegation then I would be pleased with that, but I would want a new manager to make sure we achieve the best we can next season.

If we fight hard and show a true determination, however we still get relegated, then I would like Hughes to stay.

Finally, If he is a total flop, we play really crap football with no determination at all and we get relegated then obviously I would like to see the back of him.


3.) 22 Mar 2018 09:54:16
Partly agree with you Saint Bod and excellent points made as always Figo.
Part of me thinks that the reason the board appointed Hughes is more because of his passion before his tactical and management skills. Obviously what the players need now is some fighting spirit instilled and managed by someone who at least thinks he knows what he's doing, and Hughes ticks those boxes. However looking forward we will need more than that.
I suspect if we do stay up then the board will put Hughes position under scrutiny and evaluate other options. Our pace of football has been slow at times, we are too conservative and our forwards get isolated too much. We have speed in the squad in redmond and boufal, our left fullback has a wonderful cross in him, and our right back is very good going forward. We've seen Austin's and Gabs finishing ability as well. The board needs to identify which manager who's style also plays to the strengths to the players we have. If Hughes manages to get the most out of the players then he has a strong case. I wouldn't mind him staying IF there are no better managers available out there (which won't be that hard) .
However, my most concerning matter regarding what step the board will take in future management appointments, is if they are willing to pay compensation to get the ideal right man.


 

 

13 Mar 2018 02:45:12
Marco Silva in?

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10 Mar 2018 01:38:36
Pray to God that Fulham don't get promoted so that we have a chance to get Slav in. Getting Jokanovic must be a priority. I'm sorry but MP doesn't have a clue and way out of his depth. It was always going to be a big risk appointing someone inexperienced who only has arguably 1 good season in his entire management career but sadly this road isn't for him to take. Backed MP from the start but it's clear he's not good enough. Slav in.

Vick

1.) 10 Mar 2018 09:10:45
That is, if we don't get relegated as well.


 

 

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?

Vick

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.

Vick

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!


 

 

 

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24 Mar 2018 06:13:51
Both absolutely inconsistent.

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13 Mar 2018 10:16:08
There's always an option of putting Martin Hunter and Jaidi on a caretaker basis but that is far from what we need right now.

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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.

Vick

{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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22 Mar 2018 09:54:16
Partly agree with you Saint Bod and excellent points made as always Figo.
Part of me thinks that the reason the board appointed Hughes is more because of his passion before his tactical and management skills. Obviously what the players need now is some fighting spirit instilled and managed by someone who at least thinks he knows what he's doing, and Hughes ticks those boxes. However looking forward we will need more than that.
I suspect if we do stay up then the board will put Hughes position under scrutiny and evaluate other options. Our pace of football has been slow at times, we are too conservative and our forwards get isolated too much. We have speed in the squad in redmond and boufal, our left fullback has a wonderful cross in him, and our right back is very good going forward. We've seen Austin's and Gabs finishing ability as well. The board needs to identify which manager who's style also plays to the strengths to the players we have. If Hughes manages to get the most out of the players then he has a strong case. I wouldn't mind him staying IF there are no better managers available out there (which won't be that hard) .
However, my most concerning matter regarding what step the board will take in future management appointments, is if they are willing to pay compensation to get the ideal right man.

Vick

 

 

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15 Mar 2018 06:53:50
Not an overwhelming appointment but beggars can't be choosers. With our precarious position and what little time left it's a bit fortunate we even managed to get someone proven (although not in a good way) . Obviously the board are looking at PL experience as a major factor right now and not many out there available has that as much as Sparky. I still stand by what I said about his managerial abilities but he's here and I will back the team. Any step after sacking MP2 is a step forward in my book. If we do stay up I don't think Hughes is the way forward in the long term though and I still hope the board are smart enough to appoint Jokanovic if Fulham don't get promoted and we secure safety.

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13 Mar 2018 12:28:04
Hughes is an awful manager.

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10 Mar 2018 09:10:45
That is, if we don't get relegated as well.

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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.

Vick