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21 Jan 2018 18:12:17
Hi guys
A much better performance, yes we rode our luck but better ball retention, Gabbiadini total waste of space, if the ball is not laid on a plate he throws his toys out, his body language is crap, send him back to Italy, why is Stevens going for that header rather than him, even Tadic had a great game, Boufal needs to toughen up, but we were well organised, but second half lapse back into inviting teams onto us, I still don't think we are as fit as other teams but we need to play like this every game! We can get out of this. coyr.


1.) 21 Jan 2018 19:00:11
It was a better performance, but I guess it is true about fine margins with a couple of close chances for both teams.



19 Nov 2017 17:49:54
Hi guys just read the match review on here from a Liverpool perspective and Saints were described as abysmal, no attacking threat and scathing about, Van Dyck, Bertrand, Cedric and their defensive capabilities. It doesn't make pretty reading, I feel sorry for our fans who travelled up yesterday and watched that s---. I think the club should offer to refund them at least!


1.) 20 Nov 2017 09:36:36
If anyone should know about a lack of defensive capabilities it is Liverpool. They were alright testamerday as we had no attacking threat. They also had mane Henderson and Coutinho back so that wasn’t great timing from us. I don’t think it’s down to the manager as it wasn’t down to puel last year I think it’s time for a major shake up and if we can get 60 odd m for VVD after paying off the hoops we should sell him and move in . The whole team appear to be playing with fear and yet again tadic makes one mistake and Salah scores a great finish we need some out an out pace up from and that makes teams keep some players back for the break away and we don’t have that. Survival this season then we need a serious reorg after that.

2.) 23 Nov 2017 03:12:38
I toldly disagree! Sorry. but our manager isn't the right man for us it seems. we all know this is a result business however far more important something is the performance it's self! If we played well but lose we can handle that no worries.

On balance I think we saint fans do not tend to rush and press the panick button when things start going wrong. After all those of us who are long in the tooth have been there and seen it all before.

That said we've had the best opportunity for years to get a good start to the season with the team's we've played. No game is easy of course but tactically our manager is up the river without a paddle. No shots on or off target in a few games this season already? These poor performances is down to lack of conference our players have in the manager and his style of play he has asked of them.

I see some of you blame the players for their efforts and form that's a shame when we've all seen them play outstanding for us in past! Do they become poor players over night? Or might it be something to do with the board selling some of our world class players and losing a couple world class managers by doing so.

I will always be greatful to Markus and KL but it can be safely said she has had a exit plan for sometime. But We are in a
far better place because of them. So they have my respects. KL has the profits so win win end of.

We may need to go through the same process with the new owners as well in time we will see if that is to come true. Only they will need to claw back around 300 million! To do so.

Time to be ruthless get rid of the manager asap replace with Koeman!
Remember the top six teams rarely lost a world class players season after season like we have and still move forward like we did. The board may of felt confident after hitting the jackpot a few times but nobody keeps winning all the time.

World class players don't grow on trees. Sale one and the others lose faith in the board and club as a whole. That is what happen here!
Reality bites.

3.) 26 Nov 2017 19:01:19
So today same players and manager and u still don’t disagree he didn’t gloat or told you so but just reiterated his beliefs and mantra the team played well 1-11 regardless and the crowd helped. Let’s joinn forces behind him he could be anything and the Clive be anything with him. Bring back koeman are you taking the piss everyone players and staff hated him. I’d rather stick than twist at the moment.

4.) 27 Nov 2017 17:52:09
Ok we will have to agree to disagree about Kidman yourviews are just as important as my are.

What I personal liked about koeman was the way he handle the media personally I hate them generally as they are parasites.

I couldn't possible know if the players hated him as you said as that's hear say! The fact remains he got us in Europe which ment he got results. Which ment he did job well like him or not!

The reason we didn't progress well in Europe was because wanmama antics refusing to play! Who's to blame for that?

As for Norman's short lived Everton career wow after one season he took them forward masively leapfroging us!

Then giving him just 9 games this season to gell together so many new players is nonsense! Just because their new chairman is ex KGB Russian.

{Ed001's Note - he was sacked because he was an arrogant tit who was hated by the players and staff at the club. He refused to fulfil his contracted obligations with regard to community activities, both at Saints and Everton and was roundly hated by all the staff at both. Nothing to do with your nonsense about the new chairman, when the Everton chairman is in fact the same one, Bill Kenwright, who has never been anything to do with the KGB. Why spout such ignorant lies?}

5.) 28 Nov 2017 10:32:05
Ok sorry for the misunderstanding on Everton chairman front: kenwright has always been a cool guy. So it's my mistake but I was trying (badly) to reference Everton's controling owner e. g. the one with the real power! He is connected in Putin and the k. G. B and his money. So said a T. V documenty I saw two weeks.

As for his refuseal to fulfilling his contact with us you are again correct!
However, I blame both party's for this. firstly Koeman, yes he not without blame.

But I blame our board mostly. Because they had the power! But they chose to showed weakness instead. Letting him go for 5 million to Everton, when he got us in Europe. Therefore under valuing the job he did for us.

If our clubs board showed some consistances which I feel they must.

The answer every single time should be the same. Which is your under contract your going nowhere full stop! Which means he couldn't of excepted the Everton job in the first place.
Losing 5 million compo would mean little to a club our size at the end of the day. Showing some balls and consistencey would prove a point to the media, players and managers alike. Stop messing with us.

let players contacting run down if they wish to move at the end it fair play. If we pay 18 million for a player who score 20 plus goals per season and signed Five contact his value to us is approx 3.6 million a season real worth ( plus wages) peanuts! In the footballing world today.

As for your claim all the staff and players didn't like him one bit if true ( again that is hear say)
Please point me towards a video clip to watch to prove your point?
Then I'll give your view some weight.
That said nobody gets on with everyone all the time. Frankly it's not his job to be liked nor is it the most important personal quailtly to have in a manager Getting job done is.! Nobody can argue he took us forward therefore did his job well.
Koeman took us forward in both his season with us! Otherwise Everton wouldn't of headhuntered him.

I'm short I'm not asking you to like him just merely respect the great job did for us.

Frankly in a fantasy world if I was in the saints manager Job I'll be hard nosed about it full stop! I'm not the type person to start Licking players asses. Tell them to Shutup your paid to do a job get on with it! If you refuse to play I will break them. Likewise I'll deal with media in the same way ( have they shown us respect)
In my view No! So I wouldn't be showing them respact. It is better to be feared as a manager then liked.

{Ed001's Note - whatever. Your ignorance is astonishing, which is no wonder as you are dismissive of anyone else's view. I really can't be bothered with you. It is pointless talking to someone who doesn't want to listen so I won't.}

6.) 29 Nov 2017 11:50:04
I am just impressed Ed managed to understand this.

7.) 30 Nov 2017 10:07:34
4thelove, it was well documented that koeman was strongly disliked by first team players, some staff and pretty much all the younger players.

I believe the quote from mane was "he's an arrogant asshat". Koeman got lucky to not get sacked by saints. If it wasn't for Shane long going on a goal scoring run (hard to believe I know) a couple of years ago that pulled us up the league, koeman could have lost his job then.

He absolutely tore Matty targett to shreds in front of the whole squad, ward-prowse hated him. Even for a Dutch bloke koeman is arrogant and it was only a matter of time until things turned very sour at everton. Koeman is great for a season, and then things tend to go wrong for him.

At saints he did sod all community work, refused to promote any youth players, and didn't spend long enough at the training ground or on the pitch. seems he made those same mistakes at everton too. Getting 5-6 million for him was bloody good business for a manager who refused to commit to us and sign a new contract. This information was leaked over 18 months ago. But obviously because there are no videos of staff confirming it, it's all rubbish? Jeez.

8.) 30 Nov 2017 13:54:26
MilkySaint you make some fair points here!
well said I take on board. However note no youth player has broken through since he's left so maybe he had a point here in his views.

I do recall mane turning up late for training a couple of times as well so has reason to dislike him for fining him and dropping him as well.

As for comminity work I can't be sure he refused to all that was asked of him but do know he came to look at young youth player here in Botley for some one on one training a few times.

I can't support his actions towards Matt Target even though I personal think Matt will never be of premiere quaitly. As I believe he'll be soon be sold on.

Also I can't agree with you in hindsight can you honestly say another season under Koeman wouldn't of been far better then it was under C. P?
and the flat boring season we had?
No with all his faults another season under Koeman over the season we had with C. P and a possible another season in Europe would be my personal choice.
It's also about our apporch of forcing managers, players to honour their contacts!
invoking this consinsdencely would mean we wouldn't need to put up with player saga's season after season.
we've put up with this s. t for years
believe me when I say if I was The Saint manager in a fantasy world I would told V. V. D your never be sold by Southampton nor will you play for as again forcing him to wait until he was 30 years to play a professional game again only then when we are perpare to rueing a player will we get the respect we deserve.

9.) 03 Dec 2017 12:39:21
It's not the managers choice. It's down to the board. After selling lallana etc and fans kicking off we has to set a precedent and tell vvd he's going nowhere.

Last season we had McQueen and sims come in to the squad and play Well. If they can continue to improve then they are potential first team players in the next couple of years.

As for last season under puel, we finished 8th in the league and reached the league cup final (which we deserved to win) without key injuries to vvd and Austin and without the jose fonte issue maybe we'd have done even better.

We told koeman to stay and sign a new contract to show his commitment. He didn't want to so we replaced him. How can you expect players to sign new deals and commit if the manager refuses to do So?

So no, I don't think another season under koeman would have been "far better". it could have been far worse.

10.) 04 Dec 2017 13:57:01
You can't really expect any manager to commit themselves to Southampton at the time with our track record of selling some of best players season after season?
when they have ambision of their own which isn't being reciprocated at the club they are at!

Ok we got to a final fair play to C. P and we played well in that match and we was unlucky to lose you are correct. One match doesn't make season of watching boring entertainment value football.

The fact for most of the season it was boring to watch sideways passing just to keep the ball. Finishing 8th on a total of 46 points over koeman's two season finishes of 7th 60 points high tempo style and pleasing to watch follow by a 6th on 63 points total. if that isn't going backwards I don't what is?

The fact remains players and in some cases managers don't have the time in their careers to wait around till everything fits into place for them to succeed where they are at. In hindsight I am sure Koeman thinks he should of stayed here with us. At the time I bet he thought he was being undermined. His efforts not truely valued.

But Everton fc offered him more personal money and more money to spend on the squad. However, if we stop! and thought about it.

Poeple/ owners at Everton also tend to be impatient. Success is required now! And needs to be Constancely moving forward progress all the time.

Koeman couldn't deliver that so was sacked by Everton's controling owner!
Interesting to note That Everton have just replace him with the person who finished one place behind koeman in 7th in the season 14/ 15 who was sacked in that year at west ham? For playing borning style of football.

Doesn't that make you wonder how lucky we have been to of had Markcus and Kat as our owners these last few years?

No in hindsight I'll take Slow, steady and balance progress over the poker style of Everton owners today for sure.

while it maybe difficult for me to except we have needed to lose many a world class player to remain where we are today a mid table team. Note none of our ex players have won anything yet in their careers since leaving us! So maybe we are all wrong sometimes. We easily forget the club itself is the most important thing in the end. The caretaking roll Markcus and K. L have done for the club and supporters has been fantastic and we need to step back and try to remember that.

We may lose a few world class players and managers along the way but they are not the most important thing to hold on to the club is forever a deadicated follower of Southampton.

11.) 04 Dec 2017 19:28:49
I agree with that completely 4thlove.
Many fans have moaned about us selling lallana etc but we needed to in order to build a squad capable of staying in the league and also improving. Without lallana, Lambert, Lovren and Shaw being sold (for well over their value) we wouldn't have got mane, pelle, alderweireld-van dijk- bertrand, romeu, hoedt, probably forster, Cedric, Austin, gabbiadini, lemina. It's progression. what have the players done since they left us? . mane looks potentially world class. Lallana has improved but is very injury prone. everyone else has done sod all since and look half the players they were with us. We've built steadily. Yes, last season was poor by our standards. but poor still got us to 8th, a cup final and we should have gone further in Europe. the board recognised this and replaced the manager at the end of the season. not mid season panic and getting Sam allardyce in! I like the way our club is run. but football is not an exact science. Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. We learn and we build and we progress. That's the Southampton way.

12.) 06 Dec 2017 10:52:27
MilkySaint, I am in complete agreement with your views, here! Non the less it's challanging time being a being Saint fan putting up media exploits of continually undermining our snakes and ladders progress. Up one minute down the next.

I wonder if you was Saint manager what would you do in the january and summer Windows?

if you was given the resources required to allow you do whatever you wished keeping it within the bounds of reality of course.

That said it's hard to know if our new majority owners will keep to same ideals we have had these last sevenal seasons?

13.) 06 Dec 2017 16:59:10
I'd like to see us move tadic on and attempt to get a quality, creative number 10 type player. someone with a little bit of pace too. someone like lanzini would be within our budget and who I think could improve the team. I'm sure there are more and possibly better alternatives in europe.



22 Oct 2017 00:15:27
Hi guys, I thought that the way the teams were set up looked a lot more balanced with Bertrand going forward on the left and creating chances. WBA are a typical Pulis team as Lee Dixon said on TV playing with almost a back six plus the awful weather conditions, we looked much better going forward, all the players worked really hard and MP made some daring substitutions which came off, Redmond looked more disciplined and creative and Boufane's goal was an absolute peach, it reminded me of Ryan Giggs goal vs Arsenal, great contender for goal of the season. When you are playing against a big, disciplined back four crosses into the box are a waste of time and I would like to see more variety there and corners. Great free kick from Bertrand! We are not there yet but if we can carry on from here the season looks brighter. Regards VS.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 23:05:07
Good post, agreed. Really positive substitutions that changed the game. WBA are a tough side to break down 😇.



13 Aug 2017 16:28:29
Hi Guys,
Re milky saints post Re Tadic, I think if we get a decent offer we should take it, the phrase flatters to deceive sums him up, when we had Pelle, Mane, Wanyama, Schneiderlin their goal scoring and work hid his deficiencies but for me I have never seen him have a good game often enough. His work rate is c--P, the final ball too often not good enough and his goals scored pitiful. Move him on and replace.


1.) 13 Aug 2017 21:33:56
He played very well on Saturday. Not sure what you're on about really, yes he didn't score enough last year but he created more than enough chances. He worked hard on Saturday too, I think he's underrated.

2.) 14 Aug 2017 00:16:35
I think it's because we don't have a target man in truth.
Austin is a six yard poacher but no leaping salmon.
Tadic had no problem being one of the highest assisters lol, when pelle was about.
And gabbi is a second striker in truth .
Tadic is a confidence player so with some good games
He will come good
This is why we need to never let the dijk back in.

3.) 14 Aug 2017 07:41:37
I personally think we need to start with boufal there's no denying the talent he's got but if he's not given the minutes he won't get there and he will get and make goals from nothing and that's what we need.



06 Aug 2017 17:23:39
Hi Ed
Can you please answer this, is Virgil Van Dyke not handing in a transfer request because he would lose out financially?


{Ed002's Note - I really don't know Vintage but it is correct that he (a) hasn't handed one in and, (b) would lose out finicially if he did.}

1.) 06 Aug 2017 17:32:37
Thank you




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09 Aug 2018 18:15:30
Hi edds

Can I just take this opportunity to thank you and all the guys for taking the time effort and trouble to create and maintain this website for no reward other than our thanks as fans for the obvious hours of time and effort that you all put into making this whole thing work.

Many Thanks Vintage Saint.


{Ed001's Note - cheers VS, though myself and Ed033 do earn our living from all the sites, it is the others that deserve the thanks as they do it all for free.}



09 Aug 2018 02:25:33
Hi guys I'm reading obviously rumoured that we are looking at Martin Montoya a right full back from valencia Spain, please can anyone tell me how many defenders and midfielders do we need? Are we not crying out for a consistent 15+ goalscorer? Is it me? Ings, welbeck
were the names bandied about and I would be extremely concerned if we don't bring in a forward or attack orientated player. Your views are welcomed. Regards vs.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 07:21:55
What strikers would you suggest that are a legitimate upgrade on Gabbi and Austin? Anyone we could sign, judging by the rumoured names, would be either a reclamation project or an injury risk. Well we already have those, so why waste the money. The last thing we need is another Carillo. All we'd do is criticise that as well.

It's easy for us to sit here and moan about how much we need a striker, but we seem to expect the board to be able to just pull 20 goals a year out of their ass. Its getting ridiculous.

Anyway, our strikers are irrelevant to the Montoya rumour. We do need a rb as we only have one first team player at the position right now.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 10:31:17
I was wondering whether MH would look at Harrison Reed for our Backup RB? He seemed to do a decent job for Norwich last year playing mainly in that role.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 13:06:13
Reed and if he stays JWP can both play back up right back. As can yosh and Targett. I think we are fully covered there.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 14:48:17
JWP has never played RB as far as I'm aware. Reed did it reasonably well in the Championship from what I've heard, so is probably part of the reason why we haven't been more concerned about the position. The point wasn't that we desperately need a rb, it's that it's a completely separate issue to whether or not we need a striker. And clearly, there is a need there even if we have some options as cover if we don't get one. If Cedric got injured and Reed disappointed, you'd all be hounding the board for not having a proper backup in place!

5.) 09 Aug 2018 14:48:57
Cedric does need stronger competition at right back but we have players who can cover their in the interim. The problem up top is more pressing because both Austin and Gabbi struggled for goald last season, Austin's age is against him when considering his fitness and injury history and I don't think he can play 38 league gams, let alone cup appearances. Gabbi can play as a striker but if we play in a 3-5-2, who is he going to play with? If we only play one up top, Gabbi has already shown he isn't suited to it with the direct football we have been playing. I would steer clear of Welbeck but Ings has shown what he can do with a run of games and even if he comes as back up to Austin, I'd rather him on the bench then Shane Long.



21 Jul 2018 07:25:31
Hi guys

442 magazine has proposed Alfred Vanbogason of Augsburg as an option as centre forward for Sfc who has a pretty decent scoring record in the Bundesliga, does anyone know anything about him? Regards vs.


1.) 21 Jul 2018 13:59:44
Apologies it's Alfred Finnbogason.!

2.) 21 Jul 2018 22:08:06
scored against argy at the WC.



02 Jul 2018 17:34:41
Hi guys

I will admit to being critical of the management during this last season but I have to admire their stance on Carillo and Boufal being told that they have no future, bearing in mind between them their total cost is £35m, with no guarantee of any bids coming in for them approaching that figure so presumably we will accept a potentially substantial loss. I also read that we are no longer interested in Ben Gibson of Middlesborough so I guess the deal for Santos is done? It's also interesting that Fraser Forster is now written off as far as Sfc are concerned despite him only being 29 and he can resurrect himself somewhere else? Hopefully
a forward still to come in? So just keep watching to see further developments. coyr.


1.) 03 Jul 2018 12:26:33
Should never have bought Carrillo, too much trust put in pellegrino and it just tops off how far out of his depth that he was. Boufal would have been given the green light by puel after I assume a decent amount of scouting, but his attitude and application are/ were terrible. It's a shame that all of our big money signings tend to be terrible. osvaldo, Ramirez, boufal, Carrillo. Let's hope the players coming in this year have both the talent and the attitude to succeed.

I would like to see vestergaard come in, a target man to replace Carrillo (talk of petagna. I'll admit I know nothing about him) I still think we need a creative number 10 but depends on the system Hughes plays. Maybe he'll put gabbiadini off Austin with Redmond and elyounoussi wide? I think we look strong in the centre of the park. We need to get shot of forster asap.



23 May 2018 13:57:43
Hi guys

Sfc publicly stated that the appointment of Mark Hughes was the top priority, how is it that nearly 11 days on from the end of the season and this modern 24/ 7 world that this still has not been achieved? The transfer window has opened and other teams are doing their business early, and yet what of Saints? After such a desperately disappointing season you would have hoped that lessons would have been learnt, but here we are with fans debating whether to renew season tickets as an act of faith and confidence, here we are greeted with a deafening silence! Provoking speculation or possibly worse total antipathy and apathy. let's hope things will improve!


1.) 23 May 2018 17:52:00
people are far too needy for information these days. How much info from the club did we get 10 years ago? 15 years ago? 20 years ago? Practically nothing compared to what we get now. As it happens, compared to most clubs, Southampton give out a lot of information to fans.

Hughes? Calm down, just because it hasn't been plastered all over facebook/ twitter doesn't mean the deal hasn't been done. Look at Koeman - he was signed up weeks before he was announced. If it hasn't been done, taking time and getting the right person is more important than someone moaning on the internet.

Transfer deals? Why rush into them for the sake of it? The transfer window isn't even open until June 8th. Again, taking time and getting the right person, especially this season, is more important that an few impatient fans

People not renewing season tickets? Fine, give it to someone with actual passion for the club, not just the names on the shirt or who the manager is.

2.) 23 May 2018 18:03:44
I know Vintage and totally agree, the board seem completely detached from the supporters. Almost to the point of arrogance, if they are not in a position to announce an appointment just tell us. Saying nothing causes frustration amongst the fans who have stuck with the club throughout a very testing season. The revenue they will lose in season ticket sales for being so secretive seems backward logic to me.

3.) 23 May 2018 20:20:04
Well said SaintySaint.

And Chris, the only arrogant ones are the fans who expect our club to waste their time pandering to their impatience.

4.) 23 May 2018 20:34:39
Just a heads up SaintySaintSaint, the transfer window is already open. It opened on 17 May as this is the first year where the new rule is implemented to end the buying of players on 9 August, before the season starts. Perhaps if you were a little ‘more needy’ for information you would know. Its also interesting that you tell us Saints give fans quite a bit of info compared to other clubs (they don’t), but then go on to say that when we hired Koeman we the club sat on that news for weeks. Sounds about right.

While it may be true that the constant availability of news makes us more demanding, but that is not the issue here. This is far more about the steady degradation of the football, personnel and management of the club over the last two seasons. Fans are anxious about not having a repeat of a relegation fight. Also, both the club and MH have publicly stated they want to extend his contract so why the delay. Yes, you may argue that contracts are complicated things and you need to dot the ‘I’s and cross the ‘T’s, but when you see Arsenal, West Ham and even Stoke get new managers in swiftly, these are parties entering new relationshis by the way rather than simply extending an existing one, you wonder what the hold up is. VS is not wrong to moan about it.

On the transfer front, although I don't think it would be right to sign anyone until the new manager is in and has a say, given money is likely tight, the problem is, most players will not want to think about transfers during the World Cup so anyone playing in the tournament is likely out of bounds for a good chunk of the window. You do also run the risk of anyone playing well seeing their fee jump up or being subject to greater interest.

SaintySaintSaint, the reason why people are anxious in light of last season is for the very reason they care about the club and have passion. They are entitled to take a stand and not simply continue to pump their hard earned money into the club if they have reservations about the club's ambition or behaviour. To some, £600 for a season ticket is a considerable outlay and to the real fans, the ones with passion, the fortunes of their favourite team and the entertainment of the football on display can have such an effect on how they feel it can make or ruin their weekend. If those same fans are worried after the mismanagement of the club over the last two seasons and want to be reassured that the club will not allow a repeat of this term, they are entitled to ask to see some action before parting with their money. What other power do fans have that will get the club’s attention?

No-one is boiling over or panicking at this stage. VS was just making the point that this is rumbling on when it would be better for the club to be a little more proactive not only in getting the required work done, but notifying the fans when it has been.

5.) 23 May 2018 22:17:14
I just think being personal regarding some posters views on this site achieves nothing. This is a site for honest opinions of how certain individuals feel about how the club is being run. What is wrong with that? We all have different views which makes this site a very available vehicle to say what you feel. I do think it is unfair though to personally berate individuals for just saying how they see it.

6.) 23 May 2018 22:51:10
Hi figo

Thank you very much for your support, I think that this season is very important for Sfc, let's not forget the Board have in the last 2 seasons made 1 very disappointing appointment and 1 very nearly catastrophic, so guys you will forgive me if my faith and confidence in the Board is not at it's highest at the moment. For me I believe they are extremely fortunate to be keeping their jobs and they need to demonstrate that they are worthy of that trust and need to really perform above and beyond.

7.) 24 May 2018 07:39:08
Just because the board haven't confirmed Hughes, doesn't necessarily mean that they can't go about our transfer business as normal. They would have been in talks with MH, I presume, and will know what he wants. So I think there is less urgency in a situation like this where than with the West Ham or Arsenal jobs, where they need to get the manager in asap to work on their summer transfer strategies.

And Chris, I assume that's aimed at me. I wasn't personal, I just expressed a view about a group of fans. Whether that includes you is up to you. And it's very easy to sit back and say that, but I do take exception to the mind numbing hypocrisy and inconsistency of many fans on here; it's the kind of thinking that will hold a group of people back in any walk of life and I hope the board continue ignoring fans demands for a long time to come. Giving into fan pressure ends with panic signings like Carillo to satisfy them, and then 4 months later you just get prematurely berated for that too.

8.) 24 May 2018 10:45:40
To be fair to the original poster, fans were told the appointment should happen "early" this week and to date no announcement. I think the concern is that if Stoke can sack a manager, agree compensation with another club and agree personal terms, then we should have wrapped this up by now - in theory.

It then becomes natural to wonder what the hold up is.

9.) 25 May 2018 18:26:44
To be honest I’m glad we’re arguing over when Hughes should be signing
It wasn’t long ago we were in melt down expecting to go down a league
Yes the board didn’t really shine them selves in glory last year but who gives a fu#k were still ready to fight another day
My self I wasn’t happy with the way things were under pillowgrino and then Hughes stepped in turned up the heat and we survived
He’s now got my vote and I’m looking forward to next season with optimism
There’s a lot that needs to be organised behind Closed doors that I’m not interested in so let them get on with it
yes les should seriously look at himself as should Ralph with his comments regarding our club
Even if you know we’re a small club you don’t say that to the paying punters that’s just stupid
Anyway I’m not ranting I’m enjoying time off wondering how England will do this year
I always thought after our heroics back in 90 I’d get to 40 and we’d have won the World Cup by then
I’m now 47 and still wishing we’d lift that cup but maybe we might experience that joy one day.

10.) 25 May 2018 22:45:57
Mark Hughes has just put pen to paper, and signed a three year contract to remain as manager of Southampton Football Club. Get in!




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09 Aug 2018 18:11:45
Well to be fair to the club with ings on loan this has been a pretty successful transfer window. We look to have strengthened in the right areas and with Hughes in charge this could be an enjoyable season. loaning Ings is the right way for the player and us because this try before you buy scheme was the only way anyone could possibly contemplate taking him . So for me the club get 8.5 out of 10 so COYR let's take Burnley after their Europa travels on Sunday all the best for the season guys regards vs.




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07 Aug 2018 20:18:03
Hi guys I agree it's difficult 're jwp yes he has come through as a boy but being honest he has always struck me as lightweight he does deliver an occasional set piece but not consistently enough he is not big enough physically to compete as a central midfielder he like too many of our players doesn't score enough goals 10m is not enough but closer to 15m you would have to really think about that bid. I really like the lad but I cannot really see him develop to the next level and we have an excess of midfielders at this time and we desperately need a top notch forward who can look to score 15+ goals a season. I take on board the decision could come back to bite us but if a decent offer came in I would say take it. Regards vs.




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17 Jul 2018 04:41:11
Hi 91 we robbed west ham when we got £8m for him from them so let him retire gracefully, the world cup showed his football career is over
Regards vs.




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29 Jun 2018 19:35:13
I have read one report which describes him as 'brutish' and not overly mobile but good in the air, possibly not the finished article. He perhaps sounds potentially like Diego Costa! It would be nice to have a centre forward who poses a physical threat and other players can feed off from. Perhaps there is hope for Shane Long and Gabbi.




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29 Jun 2018 17:19:03
Totally agree, it looks like the squad is being overhauled, with Davis possibly going to Rangers and Forster being offered on loan . I'm pleased to see us being decisive and getting the business done early giving the squad time to gel. Let's hope last season was just a one off blip and with MH driving Sfc forward the future looks bright, now a centre forward who can score would complete the picture. coyr.





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06 Aug 2018 21:17:25
Hi guys,
I'm here in the states watching with interest the summer transfer dealings, I share your concerns at the lack of an incoming striker surprised at Gunn coming in with FF not moved on, unfortunately the financial impact of buying Boufal and Carillo still has not been resolved and therefore that restricts our transfer possibilities. I am surprised to see Davis still here, he has been a great servant to the club but his time is surely over.

I also read the mirror and their relegation predictions which also include Brighton and Bournemouth! so obviously an anti South bias do I think we will be relegated? no but mid table is probably as good as it gets, there were games last season where we were unlucky and others just plain sloppy and please we cannot play that awful pedestrian slow aimless style again, can we? Anyway fingers crossed coys regards vs.




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21 Jul 2018 13:59:44
Apologies it's Alfred Finnbogason.!




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04 Jul 2018 07:55:26
Hi Dan
I absolutely agree regarding lotus cheek he offers much more of a physical presence on the right hand side rather than Alli. Sterling does put in a lot of work but needs to produce more ie goals.




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03 Jul 2018 23:54:51
Hi Dan

Jittery stuff though opinions on Alli, Sterling and Ashley Young, we can't play all of them regards vs and Walker?




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23 May 2018 22:51:10
Hi figo

Thank you very much for your support, I think that this season is very important for Sfc, let's not forget the Board have in the last 2 seasons made 1 very disappointing appointment and 1 very nearly catastrophic, so guys you will forgive me if my faith and confidence in the Board is not at it's highest at the moment. For me I believe they are extremely fortunate to be keeping their jobs and they need to demonstrate that they are worthy of that trust and need to really perform above and beyond.