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26 Jun 2016 23:32:51
Liverpool must be due a free Southampton player now after maxing the six stamps on their loyalty card?


1.) 27 Jun 2016 01:32:23
We'll have Ryan Bertrand. Cheers.

2.) 27 Jun 2016 16:45:15
That would be another over inflated 25 million, kind sir.

3.) 28 Jun 2016 00:14:03
I'll give you a fiver and a packet of crisps.

4.) 28 Jun 2016 09:47:48
If you truly are a Liverpool fan and you live in Liverpool, I just do not accept that you, personally, actually have a fiver. Can you make an offer only in crisps (smokey bacon only accepted) please - and all up front.



25 Jun 2016 18:50:34
Hal Robson Kanu has had a great euro 2016 so far. Suprised to see reading have released him. Sign him up on a free, would make the ideal back up player who costs nothing.


{Ed002's Note - Robson-Kanu left Reading of his own volition and has offers from Aston Villa and WBA.}

1.) 25 Jun 2016 22:10:46
I heard from a Reading fan that he had a very poor season and won't last in the prem. I haven't been that impressed with him at the euros. I've been very impressed with Jonny Williams and Joe Allen however.



24 Jun 2016 11:07:42
What do people and ed think? But wouldn't remy Cabella from Newcastle for our style of play? Would be a great addiction to our squad.




10 Jun 2016 14:37:58
im going to throw a couple of new names into the hat for the managers job.
*theses are not rumors*

what do you think of any of these managers ed?

Leonid slutsky - current manager of CSKA and russia (until end of euros) so Saturday will be a good day to see his team play

André Villas-Boas

Vincenzo Montella - current manager if sampdoria

all young and have a style of play that suits saints.


{Ed002's Note - Slutsky is a very well respected and successful coach. I won't give an opion on AVB but will say that he plans to spend time in Portugal and look for a job their in 2017. Montella has done well so far as a manager and was disappointed not to be offered the Italy job.}

1.) 10 Jun 2016 20:39:50
Ed what is your opinion on Victor Pereira the current Fenerbache manager as an option for the SFC job?

{Ed002's Note - I don't know him and have never had any dealings with him but he is doing a very good job in Istanbul. I wouldn't think there would be any chance that Southampton could lure him to the south coast - and why would he move there?}

2.) 11 Jun 2016 16:23:00
Er, Ed002 you’ve obviously never been to the pitch and putt at Mansbridge, nor are you aware of the array of street food available on the High Street these days.

Is Vicenzo Montella the former pint-sized striker, was it Inter he played for? Interesting.

Eds, are you aware of any interest from Saints in anyone out there, or conversely any Managers that have expressed an interest. As industry insiders, who would you say are the best young coaches in Europe who could be realistic targets?


{Ed002's Note - There is a big difference between the "best young coaches in Europe" and those who might realistically move to Southampton ig Kpeman were to leave. There are a number of managers with growing or well respected reputations I can think of. One real standout right now is Italian Roberto Stellone and another is German Roger Schmidt. There are also a whole bunch of young coaches and managers with growing reputations - in France, Jocelyn Gourvennec, Willy Sagnol and Olivier Echouafni have growing reputations. Although not so young, Philippe Montanier is gaining a lot of respect. Spain, the stand out attracting attention is Diego Simeone but he won't be moving to Southampton. Murat Yakin is one resting after a spell in Russia. The Netherlands has the likes of De Boer and Phillip Cocu. Elsewhere Laudrup, Petrescu, Hutter and Markus Weinzierl are well thought of. I would also not be surprised if Julen Lopetegui and Leonardo Jardim don't get noticed by some of the very high end clubs in the not too distant future. Paulo Sousa (Fiorentina) is getting great press right now but the pick in Italy is Eusebio Di Francesco (Sassuolo) who looks like he will be getting a very good offer at the end of next season.

In terms of who might be the best pick for Southampton, FRank de Boer is the onnly on of these I expect to be in the running and it would mean stiking a financial deal with Ajax which is perfectly possible. Howe is of interest but I don't know if any approach has been made, nor do I know if he would be interested in the move. Pellegrini must be considered and as a wildcard, and although he is helping out with the England Under 21 side, perhaps Paul Clement might be a consideration.}

3.) 14 Jun 2016 13:55:25
Fully appreciate the difference, which is why I asked for realistic targets, not just a list of all the up and coming coaches in Europe!

Are you suggesting that RBD is the only realistic target out there? From what I can see you wouldn’t have had RK as a realistic target had the question been asked 2 years ago? I obviously wear those famous and popular rose tinted spectacles, but I think we’re an extremely attractive proposition for a good up and coming coach looking to make a name for himself, and there are likely more realistic candidates out there. We’ll obviously see, although it does seem that you have a pretty low opinion of our club!

{Ed002's Note - That is not what it says at all. And why would you think I have a low opinion of the club?}



03 Jun 2016 14:01:52
according to bbc solent, saints have not given everton permission to talk to koeman .

anyone shed any light on this? saints decline to comment.


1.) 03 Jun 2016 15:34:13
At a time like this we need Dorset to appear and tell us all what is actually happening direct form the horse's mouth. Dorset?

2.) 03 Jun 2016 19:18:05
Here I am. As much as I hate to say it, he's going, he phoned all the coaching staff up personally today, my uncle included. It's just down to compo now.

3.) 03 Jun 2016 20:09:30
We have enough to think about Dorset let alone having you come on hear with your massive inside knowledge . I know you are getting pleasure from trying to wind everybody up with your fairy tales, but now is not the time . Just makes me wonder why ANYBODY would ever even slightly believe you .

4.) 03 Jun 2016 21:01:47
A club doesn't really need to give permission for that manager, via his agent, to know exactly what the deal would be "if" he became available / interested. Seems that Saints haven't given Everton permission (they asked 2 weeks before the season finished) but that Koeman has agreed in principal the deal. He just needs Everton to agree compensation with Southampton.




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18 Jan 2017 14:16:03
I still think we should do a double signing of

berihino ( £22 mill) and bojan (£12 mill) ,

just get the deals done, both want to leave, middlesborough also want bojan.


1.) 18 Jan 2017 15:28:52
Im not sure about their premier league ability. berahino has spent time in France in "fitness" camps and bojan I don't think is good enough.

2.) 18 Jan 2017 16:29:22
bojans scored 3 in 9 this season . 7 in 27 last season. not bad for midfielder.
and who cares where berahino is training or doing fitness. at least he's doing it because of injury, west brom don't want him.

3.) 20 Jan 2017 21:37:22
Bojan is not the player he seemed to be at Barcelona and I wouldn't touch Berahino.



31 Aug 2016 16:25:09
How great would it have been if we were interested in taking jack Wiltshire on loan.




16 Aug 2016 15:27:46
Arsenal have inquired about the availability of Southampton defender Jose Fonte who is also a transfer target for Manchester United

It's understood the Red Devils would have to let one of their current crop of defenders go to be able to accommodate the Saints captain, with Marcos Rojo the most likely candidate to depart from Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, is determined to bring defensive reinforcements to the Emirates after injuries to first-team stars Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista in pre-season.


1.) 16 Aug 2016 19:57:58
Why do people keep questioning Puels judgement with Redmond? Just look at the players he has produced!



13 Jul 2016 14:29:05
surely to stop clubs poaching our best players, we should put into their contracts a buy out clause.
why can't we sign players for 12 mill, but has a buy out clause of 50 million.
happens a lot at bigger clubs, so why can't we do it too.


1.) 14 Jul 2016 00:09:24
I believe that one or more of the editors covered this already, it seems like a fairly complex thing to explain without having context.
I believe that the point was that buy-out clauses are not very common in England because it is more about the player's preference to move or stay at a club than how much money is being offered in the transaction.

I hope this, at least partially, helps, someone else may be able to explain it better.

{Ed002's Note - This is a horribly complex area not least because they are written under individual national laws.

The "buy out" clause is legally binding between a club and a player. The "buy out" is effectively what it says - a means for the player to buy himself out of the contract. As an example, if a player wishes to buy himself out of a contract, he pays the applicable FA (on behalf of the club) the amount of the "buy out" clause effectively becoming a free agent. The problem is that in most cases a player would need to obtain that money from the buying club - and this is fraught with issues regarding "tapping up" and, of course, taxation as it can be seen as income for the player and would therefore be subject to income tax. There was a test case about the taxation issue in Spain about three years ago. So "buy out" clauses are very rare.

A "release clause" is far more common in that it gives a figure that the club would accept for the sale of a player to another club - but it is not legally binding except where both parties are in the same country (for the sake of argument I should say that Spain and Portugal count as the same country as do England and Wales) for legal purposes. These are normally unreasonably high figures (Messi at Barcelona for example) introduced to act as a deterrent for hostile bids - and even then the club could easily block a move. However, if a club does agree to match a release clause then the selling club would be obliged to ask the player if he is interested - there is no obligation on the player to make a move. For interested clubs outside of the country the selling club may use it as a guide but are under obligation to accept a bid.

There is then the becoming popular "termination clause" which is binding between the player and the club and if met would see an offer from anywhere accepted and the player given the opportunity to make a call on a move. This overcomes the issues associated with "buy out" clauses as the money would be paid by one club to another.

Another issue is that it would be necessary to increase player wages to persuade them to accept such a restrictive clause in their contract.}

2.) 15 Jul 2016 10:50:59
An excellent, detailed, thorough reply by Ed . thank you!



01 Jul 2016 15:12:12
pablo zabaleta is available for about 3 million, surely that is worth a bid and a chat with the player. has plenty of European experience in a key position on the pitch.


1.) 01 Jul 2016 15:50:46
Too old, the club would never spend money on a player that will ultimately have no resale value. Also, if he's not good enough for Man City, then he's not good enough for us.

2.) 01 Jul 2016 20:08:44
I wouldn't mind him, wages could hurt though.




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26 Jan 2017 17:18:59
did no one watch stephens play last night at anfield? one word - QUALITY.
who needs a replacement when the way he played didn't make us miss van dijk, now gives him 3 months of good playing time, and ready to take a regular premiership player next season




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09 Jan 2017 14:54:56
sakho rejected stoke, do you really think he will come saints?




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29 Aug 2016 10:43:34
He fell out with Ronald Koeman and wanted to leave.
Koeman left, and Tadic signed new deal.




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19 Aug 2016 13:12:10
hahahahahaha ill give you £50 if it happens.




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14 Jul 2016 12:28:57
Vieirinha from wolfsburg might be worth looking at. very attacking minded and will suit saints style . can play anywhere down the right.

or even be ambitious and try to put an offer in for Stephan Lichtsteiner.





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26 Jun 2017 13:14:18
i can honestly see JWP staying at saints as a one man club. unless of course he becomes available because the club says he has no future. he's my future and long term captain.




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19 Jan 2017 13:32:15
Marcelo Bielsa

Juande Ramos

frank de boer

kevin keegan

who would you pick?




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18 Jan 2017 16:29:22
bojans scored 3 in 9 this season . 7 in 27 last season. not bad for midfielder.
and who cares where berahino is training or doing fitness. at least he's doing it because of injury, west brom don't want him.




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18 Jan 2017 14:18:16
actually, fabinski has the worse . forster has 2nd worse.
cant be helped with a rubbish defense this season.
ive always said "it doesn't matter what quality of player you are, if you find yourself one on one with any keeper in the world, you should score".
yes keepers pull off wonder saves, but a keeper is only as good as the players defending his goal




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05 Aug 2016 10:58:57
one hat trick don't make you good enough for 1st team .
hes just come back from a long injury set back .
maybe in a year or 2 he will get a chance.