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11 Jan 2018 11:28:54
Eds any chance we could go for Hernandez? West Ham open to offers, would add goals to our squad.


{Ed002's Note - I would think it very unlikely Bailey.}

1.) 11 Jan 2018 17:02:18
Really don't want Hernandez. That's not to say he's not good and can't be for the right team, but he's not what we need at all. I'd rather have Sturridge, and I don't really want Sturridge.

2.) 11 Jan 2018 17:02:18
Really don't want Hernandez. That's not to say he's not good and can't be for the right team, but he's not what we need at all. I'd rather have Sturridge, and I don't really want Sturridge.



30 Dec 2017 17:22:46
Ed's any news on any potential incomings?


{Ed002's Note - I think Walcott remains possible and I expect Southampton to be one of the clubs contacted with regards to Logic Remy.}



05 Aug 2017 14:40:41
If Virgil were to go to Chelsea would there be any chance of us having a player of theirs eds? Lewis Baker would be good player to get for a season or permanently, the CB Christensen would be decent too.


{Ed002's Note - Southampton could certainly ask - they have already made general enquiries about three other Chelsea players these past few months (none of which are available any longer).

1.) 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.

2.) 05 Aug 2017 18:16:24
out of interest, which players were they Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Loftus-Cheek, Ake and Traore.}

3.) 06 Aug 2017 10:27:36
Was Izzy Brown not a player we were looking at too?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, I had forgotten that but it didn't get to the point where there was a proposal put to Chelsea as far as I can recall.}



11 Jul 2017 20:50:39
Eds any truth in the Vietto rumours?


{Ed002's Note - His representatives have been hawking Vietto around and there is certainly interest from Sampdoria but Sevilla don't see him as good enough to take up the option for a permanent deal. I am not aware of Southampton making any approach but his representatives may have gotten some positive noises from the club and they have been knocked back on another striker so could be interested.}



09 Jul 2017 12:48:45
Olomola has gone to Yeovil until January.


1.) 09 Jul 2017 13:13:25
Also few rumours about Gallagher going back on loan. could this mean a striker is in bound? Or they're happy with current crop of strikers.

2.) 09 Jul 2017 16:38:07
How can okumola come on In an europa league game one year then go on loan the following clearly no attention was paid to europa last year . This kid could be a great impact sub now strong fast and great eye for goal we better have someone coming in.

3.) 09 Jul 2017 19:21:32
So the manager looks like he's promoting youth.

4.) 09 Jul 2017 19:26:11
Because he could benefit from regular football at a professional standard rather than sitting on the bench and playing for U23s.

5.) 09 Jul 2017 20:37:55
Good move. He will play regular league football and it's only until January! Great time to prove himself until then.

6.) 10 Jul 2017 09:14:16
He needs game time I saw him play against Sunderland in the EFL and didn't look good at all.

7.) 10 Jul 2017 10:36:53
Would like to see Sam given a chance with the first team this season.

8.) 11 Jul 2017 09:03:04
If Sam doesn't get his chance this year it's probably time to move him on. He is nearly 22 and that isn't young in this day and age of football. I really hope he gets his chance as I thought he was in with a shout last season.




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07 Jun 2017 19:03:01
Liverpool end interest in Virgil, apologise to owners, board of directors and fans of Southampton. Nice to see the board actually stand firm for once! Hopefully we can get another season out of Virgil but I'd imagine next summer he'll have even bigger clubs calling!


1.) 07 Jun 2017 19:48:55
LFC very embarrassing. What a debacle: looks like Kloppo has a lot to do with this and may well be in trouble: VVD needs to do a lot of grovelling now.

2.) 07 Jun 2017 20:47:25
I don't think VVD needs to do any grovelling at all. Why, what has he done wrong? There has been paper talk and speculation but nothing concrete and official from him.

3.) 07 Jun 2017 21:12:17
I hope not Cyorussaintbut no smoke without fire. Either way he needs to come out and fully commit to the club now to put to bed any doubts in the fans minds. His agent will doubtless be most to blame,

4.) 07 Jun 2017 21:55:55
He's changed his twitter bio: looks like he's furious to me.

5.) 07 Jun 2017 22:36:10
He changed it back pretty quickly.

6.) 08 Jun 2017 06:38:34
Hi Eds. Do you think the manager situation will be resolved this week for sure as this must be unsettling the players.
Also how serious is this for Liverpool now?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what will happen with the manager now. I was expecting him to be removed, but the end of season review has given the club pause. The circumstances regarding Jose Fonte and how it unsettled the squad has been raised as mitigating circumstances. It has been explained how upset the players were and that a lot of work had to be done to get their heads back into playing for Saints. However, my personal opinion is that Puel will still be removed, they were actively seeking a replacement prior to the meeting. I doubt that anything other than being unable to attract the right replacement would stop his removal to be honest.

As for Liverpool, it should be very serious, due to the previous instances they have been involved in. However, in this instance, they have put forward a defence which Saints might well accept. It really does depend on if Soton push it, which seems unlikely as they would then have difficulties of their own to contend with. The business model being based on recruiting players who are looking to use Saints as a stepping stone to Champions League clubs is already struggling due to the Fonte situation. That created a lot of unrest in the squad, most of whom have promises that they would be allowed to leave if a CL club came in for them. When Saints fought so hard to keep Fonte, it made them wonder how much store they could set by the promises they were given. They are not there as the culmination of a dream, they are there as a step towards a dream and they were shocked that the club stopped Fonte making his dream a reality. Especially when he ended up in limbo and only moving to West Ham.

Anyway, back to the question, if Saints pursue it, then there is a very real possibility LFC get a transfer ban, though it is unlikely as their claim is that they were led to believe VVD had the Saints' blessing to discuss a summer move. Hence the swift apology and talk of a 'misunderstanding'.}

7.) 08 Jun 2017 06:58:41
Wow thank you Ed for a very detailed response. Shall await developments with interest.

{Ed001's Note - you are very welcome.}

8.) 08 Jun 2017 11:42:14
Ed, that is the first sensible thing I've tead re Fonte and Virgil to LFC. Thank you.

{Ed001's Note - thank you.}

9.) 08 Jun 2017 15:36:29
Can someone explain the story about Fonte please?
Do I take it Fonte wanted to go to Liverpool?

{Ed001's Note - no Man Utd in the summer, but his move was blocked as Saints wanted him to stay. He felt that he should be allowed to make what he saw as a dream move and that he had shown the club a lot of loyalty by rejecting offers to stay with Saints previously.

The club felt they were short at centre back and wanted him to stay another couple of seasons to allow Stephens to develop.

I can see both sides to be fair, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Fonte at his age, but the club needed him and were well within their rights to reject offers for him. However it was handled badly and relations between club and Fonte broke down completely in the January window with Saints refusing to deal with United and Fonte forced a move out just to get out.

Shame as it was not a nice way for him to end his time with Saints, but I can understand why Southampton did not want him to go to United, as they were unhappy with the public pursuit. If United had been willing to pay up, then it would have ended more cordially but they were not willing to pay what Soton wanted due to Fonte's age.}

10.) 08 Jun 2017 16:20:55
Thanks Ed001.
That explains why he got arsey.
How much was Saints looking to get for him, and how much did Manchester United offer?

{Ed001's Note - I don't know mate, it is not worth getting into that because the payment terms are complex and lots of clauses can alter the amount by a significant margin.}

11.) 08 Jun 2017 16:41:23
Again Ed, very through thank you very much.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome HES.}



07 Jun 2017 16:56:04
Semedo gone Villarreal.




31 Jan 2017 23:13:28
Extremely disappointing to see Sakho go to Palace on loan, would have been a great signing. Perhaps Palace agreed to cover the entirety of his weekly wage. Can't imagine us paying his full wage, believed to be just over £100,000 a week. Hopefully Les has something up his sleeve we don't have a clue about.


1.) 01 Feb 2017 07:01:40
Nope he didn't. We are still desparatly short on defenders

2.) 01 Feb 2017 09:43:16
Why pay massively over the odds for a CB now? Yoshida has been every bit as good, if not better than Fonte was. Stephens has proven himself to be capable cover, Gardos is back albeit a bit rusty. It's not like we've got one defender. So why not wait until the summer and get a better player/ better deal on the same player.

Sakho hasn't played all season, why not let palace take the risk, pay his (huge) wages and £2 million on top of that and then go and get him in the summer if he doesn't flop?

3.) 01 Feb 2017 12:11:23
Saints were never going to get sakho his wages would have made him our highest earner 105,000 pw so that was never going to happen plus the scouser won't sell to us (one way street) .
Saints have only really spent the mane money 34m on boufal and gabbi so in theory we still got 8m from pelle and 8m from fonte (I know we got redmon but he was coming here anyway before we sold anyone) so why didn't we spend on a half decent CD because that's our week point now we've hopefully got a goalscorer.

{Ed001's Note - Liverpool would happily sell to Saints. Pointless throwaway and ignorant remark there.}

4.) 01 Feb 2017 20:00:04
Yeah ed they would sell to us if we were mug enough to pay more than they paid for him 20m a lot for someone they want of their payroll so you are right but really?

{Ed001's Note - and they have ended up stuck with him coming back at the end of the season, so what is your point? It was one price being quoted to everyone, you weren't singled out.}



30 Oct 2016 19:54:36
Any news on any potential transfers out of the club? Players like Clasie, Martina etc. need to leave asap. Not good enough and don't try hard enough.


{Ed002's Note - Right now, no. It would be speculative.}

1.) 30 Oct 2016 22:46:45
well that's rubbish both work their socks off.

2.) 31 Oct 2016 08:39:42
I agree they both try however martina was shocking yesterday this could be to do with Chelsea sitting deep and hazards movement clause isn't as good as he can be consistently and to me I'd rather see reed who is as good younger and through the club. Cynical master class form Chelsea u felt yesterday never seen so many fouls and no card thought we didn't get the breaks but always in the back foot after first goal.

3.) 31 Oct 2016 12:22:36
Everyone has an off game, it's no reason to sell them.

Clasie seems to be getting the Guily/ Wanyama/ Yoshida treatment. Not sure why though 'cause he works his *ss off and is actually very good.

4.) 31 Oct 2016 17:43:58
Martina : plays side wards and back way too much. I am not sure if he just hasn't the pace to go round the defender, or the thought process to. On the left, Bertrand, Targett and McQueen all make every effort to get to the byline. Cedric also drives as much as possible to the byline . and we mustn't forget Pied.
Classie : He is a worker and his distribution is good, but is he good enough. I don't think so. Harrison R is certainly no worse, is quicker and I think sees the pass much quicker.
What we have to decide is, are we going to try and achieve Europe through the League or through the European route. By not playing Hojbjerg we are definitely NOT playing out strongest team, so I assume he will play Thursday . I hope!
Our manager has immense European experience, and the rotation of squads . but he has to be careful that we end up failing in all competitions.



28 Aug 2016 16:52:25
Bas Dost has gone to Sporting Lisbon to replace Slimani who is apparently on his way to Leicester, 2 of our supposed targets gone. Who's next to be linked?


1.) 28 Aug 2016 17:19:10
Slims I on his way to Celtic nougat and poss chambers that's it I reckon coming in. Austin was awful yesterday so long and j rod fighting for striker? Should of kept Gallagher as a target man I think.

2.) 28 Aug 2016 18:56:37
With jrod now apparantly set to stay, after the boufal signing I doubt there will be any more. Possibly a defensive back up? Who knows saints keep there cards so close we don't even know what areas they look to strengthen.

3.) 28 Aug 2016 22:58:50
Well according to Dorset they don't hold any cards anywhere near their chest he knows more about what's happening within the club than they do .




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22 Jan 2018 21:17:59
Hoedt and Stephens starters with Maya as back up, one or two injuries and Bednarek is starting, from what I’ve seen of him so far that won’t be working very well in the Prem. Of course we need to address the situation up front however another CB is key in my opinion.




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22 Jan 2018 19:21:10
Would love to see Promes come in, class player. Carillo I’m not too excited about, not worth anywhere near the money Monaco are asking for and his goal scoring record is hardly incredible. Still think the board needs to be looking for another CB to help with squad depth now van Dijk has gone.




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21 Jan 2018 11:22:52
Marco Silva just been sacked by Watford, personally wanted him at the start of the season as what a job he did with Hull. MP not good enough in my opinion, would love to see Silva come in.




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20 Jan 2018 11:23:17
Cannot understand why anyone would think Southampton would go for Balotelli, why risk unsettling one of our best players in Lemina go sign Balotelli?




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08 Jan 2018 09:15:43
We’re never going to attract a 20 goal a season striker but I do think there are a few decent options available, Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season would be a shout just to get us through this season and keep us up and then in summer have a look at the market and sign a permanent striker with a decent goal scoring record. Even Ings on loan for the rest of the season would help.





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