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10 Mar 2018 16:56:10
No heart, no fight. 11 individuals not playing as a team.
Too late to sack the manager. who do we bring in.
Yesterday we had our own fate in our hands. Now we don't.


1.) 11 Mar 2018 00:19:17
No heart at all chris, although with 8 games I say sack him and get someone in until the end of season. He is not going to win another game. Silva perhaps.

2.) 11 Mar 2018 00:29:37
Yup. I'm starting to think the only reason players play better against Tottenham and the other big clubs, is to increase their value so that when we get relegated, they'll find a new club easy.

3.) 11 Mar 2018 07:50:23
And this is the big problem. No one wants to play for Southampton, no one cares enough. These players still get paid every week, win or lose. We're a feeder club, the only reason people join us is to get a bigger move away. There is no passion, honestly I think relegation will be the best thing for us, we can have a yard sale and get rid of all the deadweight. I'd rather have us playing in the Championship with players that want to actually play for the club where the badge means something to them.

4.) 11 Mar 2018 08:58:52
Did you see the Hojbjerg interview the guy clearly has pride and is hurting and Lemina although poor yesterday clearly feels the hurt. I just don’t know where we go from here almost feel like okay some of the kids and give them a chance although maybe unfair in them at this stage if the season with where we are. 3 weeks to next game need something to change badly.

5.) 11 Mar 2018 09:23:58
Hi Guys,
Unless Les Read has a manager ready to come in at the end of the season, I mean someone already agreed whether we're in the Premier League or Championship to come in straight away, I can't understand what this clown is still doing here. it's beyond my comprehension. Surely Les Read is not that naive to think this clown is the long term manager of this great club.



17 Jan 2018 17:51:51
Ed's I've heard rumour off a very poor source I've got to say that we are in for Sturridge on a loan with a buy option at the end of the season. Have you heard anything or is this another false one?


{Ed002's Note - No, I am not aware of that.}

1.) 17 Jan 2018 18:20:24

2.) 18 Jan 2018 00:04:21
Having seen Walcott move to Everton (he was surely someone we’d have been thinking of getting) I’d think it quite likely, very plausible that we might be interested in England Strikers Daniel Sturridge.

Knowing our recent lack of excitement though, we’ll probably sign his uncle, former Derby striker of the mid-90’s, Dean, by mistake!



06 Oct 2017 08:32:31
Linked with Walcott again. Not sure if he is the answer?


1.) 06 Oct 2017 10:05:52
Older version of redmond in my opinion.

2.) 06 Oct 2017 13:53:53
Apart from actually has a finish.

3.) 07 Oct 2017 08:38:39
It's the same old situation wages too high and Mr Goa ain't spending this season.



26 Aug 2017 08:06:03
5 days before the window closes. Eds any further info about any ins or outs or do you think our business is done now.


{Ed002's Note - No, it won't be done just yet.}

1.) 26 Aug 2017 08:49:05
Thank you. It's been a wierd window for us this year.

2.) 26 Aug 2017 09:15:10
Mp putting out there that transfer business is done unless a good deal comes up.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 12:20:59
Not signing another striker before the window shuts, would be a big mistake laving just 3 strikers at the club, especially with Austin's injury record.

4.) 26 Aug 2017 13:16:11
Is there anyone new we're interested in Ed? I've heard rumours of a few teams being interested in Long?

{Ed002's Note - Not beyond what I said about Remy.}

5.) 26 Aug 2017 18:07:05
Do you think Remy would be bought out right or do you think he'd been loaned in? If he's still at Chelsea the loan to buy option could work. Similar to Bertrand.

{Ed002's Note - You need to forget the commercial aspects - there are a number of clubs interested in Loic Remy including Southampton.}



01 Aug 2017 09:46:26
Got a feeling Cedric is on his way out. Eds do you know of any firm interest in him from other clubs?


{Ed025's Note - barcelona have been looking at him mate..

1.) 01 Aug 2017 10:20:40
He has been quite vocal pre season. I'd be surprised but let's face it if Barcelona come calling. still jeremy pied has looked impressive in the glimpses and looks comfortable in and around the team so ready made replacement.

2.) 01 Aug 2017 13:18:45
I feel Cedric will stay unless we accept and offer which is like saying you can go. He always seems positive and pro saints with publicity etc I am sure if it was made known he could leave there would be no shortage of takers incl Barca. Pied has looked good b4 injury and pre season and will prob get a run while Cedric catches up.

3.) 01 Aug 2017 19:21:06
Hasn't he said recently on his return after the summer. I'm home. That's the only vocal I've heard from him.

4.) 02 Aug 2017 13:20:56
Cedric, Tadic, Bertrand and VVD were all grumpy under Puel and wanting away but all, except Virgil have changed their minds under MoPe and want to stay.




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02 Apr 2018 22:36:28
I can only see us getting 4 more points. Any differing views?


1.) 03 Apr 2018 07:32:10
We need to beat both Swansea and Bournemouth, and then one of Everton and Leicester. That'd get us to 37 points which is probably just about enough I reckon.

Doable still, but i'd say this is the first time I'd see us as more likely to go down than stay up. If we play like we did on Saturday we wouldn't beat a non league side.

2.) 03 Apr 2018 11:00:01
I'm hoping the result puts everything into perspective for MH. He's probably not to blame but at the same time, I saw a lot of route one football that you would expect from Hughes and it did not work once.
Again 4-4-2 not a good formation for our squad. Tadic and Redmond are not good wingers. We don't have a midfielder that can play as part of a 4-4-2.
From what I've seen 4-3-3 would probably be out best formation to play.

3.) 03 Apr 2018 11:57:23
I agree with 123, in terms of it is now looking more likely to go down. That said I am not ready to give up, even if some of the players appear to.

I recall Figo predicting that 34 points will be enough, even if this is right we need at least 2 wins, but I still think it will require more. think 8 points is required, but personally I can't see where they will come from.

WBA aside, we look the worst in the division based on recent games and I was hoping for the manager bounce. I would say the performance on Saturday was on par with any poor performances I have seen.

4.) 03 Apr 2018 17:17:41
Something has to click at some point it surely has to
The players are at a all time low but some result that we all think will go the other way will come to us and give confidence it’s got to
Yes they’ve played the worst football I can remember in the last 2 games but Hughes is no mug and he’s already said he will be dropping the 4 and 5 out of ten players and try to get some momentum with the rest
The thing is with that attitude shown we’d struggle playing eleven players from our last 2 away performances
I’m not ready to throw the towel in yet but as Charlie said
It’s going to be the sort of escape act that Houdini would have been proud of get out of this
I’m off to arsenal Sunday with slight optimism only slight
But that’s all we’ve got at the moment
Thing is Huddersfield have a really tough run in their last 4 games are awful and I honestly can’t see them getting anything from those games
So if we can keep them in our sights and keep stoke below us we’ve got a chance.

5.) 04 Apr 2018 02:57:43
Arsenal (A) Loss
Chelsea (H) Loss
Leicester (A) Draw (if we're lucky! )
B'Muff (H) Win
Everton (A) Win
City (H) Loss

7 points maximum.

Huddersfield will be our closest rivals

Brighton (A) Draw
Watford (H) Loss
Chelsea (A) Loss
Everton (H) Win
City (A) Loss
Arsenal (H) Loss

4 points.

We would be above them on goal difference only.

Stoke will get a max of 4 points and be relegated.

Palace will get 10 points and be safe, Swansea will get 6-9 points too.

We must catch Huddersfield.

6.) 04 Apr 2018 05:10:12
You forgot Swansea on your list.

7.) 04 Apr 2018 08:24:49
Diggy5471, I said Swansea would get between 6 and 9 points, which takes them beyond what we are likely to get. I don't think they're in the mix anymore.

8.) 04 Apr 2018 19:36:51
No we’ve got to play them.

9.) 04 Apr 2018 20:32:14
NZ so what you thinks the score going to be.



31 Mar 2018 16:54:59


1.) 31 Mar 2018 18:06:46
I didn’t see today’s match and I’m pretty pleased I didn’t. I’ll catch up with extended highlights at some point when I’m feeling in a bad mood. Looking simply at stats, we had only 9 shots with none on target and our lowest passing accuracy percentage of the season (73%), worse even than against Newcastle.

At the moment, the only positive I can take from this is that it’ll show Mark Hughes the true problem faced by this team. He described our league position as ‘baffling’ (which in my view can’t purely be laid at the feet of MP2). I assume he means he doesn’t understand why this group of players have failed to perform as well as he thinks they can. Today, he’s seen first-hand why. After a similar below par performance, MP2 said that the one positive he can take from the match is he knows who will stand up to pressure and who will not. MH will hopefully have made similar notes today and I hope its early enough for him to adjust his view of the players at his disposal.

Given he was baffled, it’s a little disappointing MH didn’t pay more attention to the psychological strength of the team as it now appears the most glaring issue with this assembly of players. We can all see they have ability, but clearly there’s a problem with confidence, performance and application when under pressure. Not when we’re plucky underdogs, but when we face a must-win game.

I’ll give MH the benefit of the doubt and say that its fair in some cases for an experienced manager to replace a less experienced one and assume he will improve things because he’s a better manager, but after today’s performance, its clear we have little time for MH’s pride to hamper a revised approach for the remainder of the season. The best managers are not only capable of devising tactics and coaching patterns of play, but crucially, they know how to motivate their players. What this side needs is an injection of inspiration, belief and confidence in themselves and each other. Usually, this grows from results but we don’t have the luxury of time. We need instant impact, so what does a manager do to build enough confidence to get the first positive result on which to build momentum? I don’t have the answer but we must now hope MH does. He didn’t when he managed Stoke but perhaps the few months of private reflection out of work gave him time to develop the insight required.

If MH can turn around the fortunes of this team, he can start asserting a claim to be a better manager then MP2. If not, then for all his experience, some will consider him equally flawed. I hear Alan Pardew plans to spend the summer on the beach with big Sam, competing to see who can convince the waves not to break on shore and prove King Canute wrong whilst waiting for the phone to ring with their next Premier League job. let's hope MH doesn’t end up joining them.

2.) 01 Apr 2018 08:22:11
You didn't miss out. Essentially West Ham won the game in the first 20 minutes and could have been 4-0 up. They capitalised on some really silly errors. Lemina, he tries to hold the ball off from 2 players in the middle of the park, gets bullied of it and West Ham get their first goal. This is Lemina's biggest gap in his game, he always seems to want to do that little bit more, take on players and move forward and when it works it's great. But it's risky and costs us possession a lot. Instead he could have just dropped the ball back to Bertrand. Second goal again, PEH gets put under pressure and misplaces a ten yard pass, and our whole defence gets caught out of position. Third goal we have a throw in, in a good area. Instead of being smart and playing the ball out we suck 3 players into a small area of the pitch and lose the ball and get caught on the counter.
We set up with a 4-4-2. This is not the right formation for us. We just kept playing the ball over the and lost it time and time again. We came out better in the second half. That being said, West Ham were 3-0 up and didn't have to do anything.
What I see is a lack of leadership on the pitch. Bertrand wears the armband but does not seem to have any passion for the club.
Tadic was God awful, how his name gets onto the team sheet is beyond me. He's lazy, he's a one trick pony, plays out on the right, gets into some good positions to play the ball in but always cuts it back onto his left, then back onto his right then back onto his left. By the time this has happened any chance to score has gone. We must have had 10 corners yesterday and not one good delivery into the box.



13 Mar 2018 06:16:49
I'd be happy to get Hughes in. He is a very experienced Prem Manager and should add inject the fight we need now to stay up.
We don't need flair right now, we need simple ugly results and points.


1.) 13 Mar 2018 06:46:52
And on another note, come summer we need a major board reshuffle. MP wasn’t the man for the job and the board failed when appointing him. Time for Les to step aside.

2.) 13 Mar 2018 12:28:04
Hughes is an awful manager.

3.) 13 Mar 2018 13:42:33
Who else then? The only other manager with Prem experience (and that’s got to be high on the list of priorities) is Silva. He relegated Hull and was sacked by Watford. Not exactly my idea of a good candidate. I might be wrong but I don’t think Hughes has been relegated before has he?

4.) 13 Mar 2018 21:12:56
Sinisa Mihajlovic Was mentioned on another site
Has done well in Italy but it’s whether he can do it over here
Tbh I don’t think it’s worth chancing it if we get someone who knows the league instead of someone who doesn’t
We just don’t have the luxury of games to bed them in
Well who ever they decide on it will hopefully be an improvement so all we can do is get behind them and the team.

5.) 13 Mar 2018 21:36:23
Those looking to be optimistic about Hughes report he’s never been relegated but that’s because QPR sacked him shortly before their relegation after he managed them for most of the season and Stoke this season have done the same should they end up the same. He may not be at the helm on relegation day but he’s the one who left them in such a mess. Not being relegated means nothing when you haven’t managed a team in trouble and got them out of it.

At the end of the day, I agree that beggars can't be choosers and if whoever comes in does keep us up, that's all that matters. I just fear Mark Hughes doesn't have the rep to lift the heads in the changing room and galvanise a deflated team.

6.) 13 Mar 2018 23:00:08
Cyprus Saint I see what you're saying, but do you think one (ok, arguably two) bad manager appointments warrants a major reshuffle? The same board (by and large) hired very well before this - Adkins, Poch and Koeman were all great hires - and oversaw an incredibly fast rise from league 1.

I'd say the football side of things needs a major reshuffle (i. e. culture, philosophy/ tactics etc. )



01 Feb 2018 19:52:03
Had an interesting conversation in my bar with a few supporters of other clubs.
They are all in the opinion that our first team and certainly our academy has gone downhill hugely in the last 2 years.
They're argument is that now VVD has gone there isn't a single player in our first team that a top 6 team would want. The first time for a couple of years.
I'm not saying they are right but maybe selling the crown jewels has finally caught us up.


1.) 02 Feb 2018 12:25:36
I think they make a fair point, however I think Cedric is good enough for top 6, as is Bertrand. we also have a couple of CM's that have the potential to be, however I do get their point.



01 Feb 2018 09:13:06
In my view another very unsuccessful transfer window. Great for the club getting a decent a profit but our striker signing is really only replacing JRod from back in the summer.
None of this is the managers fault as in this day and age it is the board who looks after transfers.
Our Manager doesn't look premier league quality and seems out of his depth. He might do in time but we just haven't got that luxury.
He also was appointed by the board.
What i'm getting at is maybe its time for Les Reed to be replaced? He has been behind a lot of our failure over the last months. Granted he also had a lot to do with our success but we are in a results lead business and he isn't producing them.
I wonder what the new owner is thinking at the moment. His investment will drop dramatically if we are relegated.


1.) 01 Feb 2018 09:58:28
I think you will find Reed has lived off Cortese's success and now that is starting to fade. There was a reason he was voted the worst manager ever, he does not know football. I have supported this club for years and didn't think we could get anybody as bad as Lowe but with this board we are definitely trying to match him. Wonder what will happen to all their great contacts in US amd Asia when we are a championship club I am sure they will lose interest along with Virgin media back to draper tools I think lol.

2.) 01 Feb 2018 19:06:20
Reed was able to live off of the success of Poch and RK and was able to feed off of their positivity, skills and achievements. Now the abject lame duck that is MP can muster nothing positive he is exposed as being a sham. If he had any self respect he would fall on his sword and go- NOW! But I guess he will take his unearned fat salary as long as somebody is willing to pay it.




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24 Mar 2018 08:41:53
Great individual player but certainly hasn’t got a team mentality from what I’ve seen.
I wouldn’t want him.




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14 Mar 2018 03:20:15
I’m pretty sure Kelvin will be in charge for the FA Cup game. I’m also pretty sure he has the players respect. Whether he has the tactical no how I’m not sure.




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12 Feb 2018 02:33:01
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13 Mar 2018 13:42:33
Who else then? The only other manager with Prem experience (and that’s got to be high on the list of priorities) is Silva. He relegated Hull and was sacked by Watford. Not exactly my idea of a good candidate. I might be wrong but I don’t think Hughes has been relegated before has he?




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13 Mar 2018 06:46:52
And on another note, come summer we need a major board reshuffle. MP wasn’t the man for the job and the board failed when appointing him. Time for Les to step aside.




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12 Feb 2018 02:38:20
Had he not gone to Holland.
My point is there isn’t anyone out there with relegation fight credentials. Silva had one good season that’s all.
We need long term experience and those guys are taken at the moment.




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12 Feb 2018 02:36:08
Why Silva? Just because he is available?
Would rather RK back.




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05 Feb 2018 07:30:46
Saint Chris I agree with you for the majority but disagree about JWP. To me he isn’t the biggest build out there and you may be confusing that with hard tackling and hard work. He has come on in both areas hugely over the last couple of seasons. His role isn’t that of the enforcer like Romeu or Pierre, his is more of creativity.
It’s funny writing this that we are all for the majority saying MP should stick with a regular midfield but to me at present there are too many players at roughly the same standard.
Ask a saints fan for his/ her midfield options and it will be different. One thing I would say is that Lemina needs to be playing week in and week out. Maybe slightly more forward?