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28 Jun 2015 19:20:49
Hi Edd

Any truth in the imbula rumour I have watched snippets of him and he looks awesome and according to french press he wants to play for southampton, I have been a great admirer of spider and he deserves his move but this guy looks the real deal and possibly a better option than morgan

your thoughts please


{Ed002's Note - There is a representative of Marseille in England right now dealing with clubs interested in a couple of their players. I would need to check details with her but she has been at Goodwood over the weekend and will likely be in no fit state to talk right now. Perhaps an update by tomorrow evening.}




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19 Aug 2017 10:08:35

I posted on here after the chineese chap took control of the Saints that it didn't take long for him to start orchestrating for the sale of VVD according to yahoo sports, we then had Mr K repeating his and the clubs stance that VVD will not be sold this Summer window, it looks like this statment didn't go down to well with the new owner as it now seems he has said again according to the times and many football and sports reporters to have said that no funds will be given to the Saints boss to spend this transfer window if Saints want to buy any more players they have to sell first, in my opinion that statment speaks volumes of how he intends to fund any transfers in the future it dosen't give me much hope that the club are going to get an input of money to get this club to the next level. what do you think?


1.) 19 Aug 2017 11:05:20
it's ill researched, they couldn't even get where the manager was from correct

and all it states is there'll be no MORE funds not that the club has no money at all, which isn't surprising considering the FFP wage and transfer fund rules.

2.) 19 Aug 2017 11:18:55
Lander sports own West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City. All in the championship except West Bromwich none of setting the world alight.

{Ed001's Note - they own none of those teams.}

3.) 19 Aug 2017 13:28:35
Why would KL sell a major share in the club to someone with no money to inject? Wasn't the whole point of this to take the club to the next level? Selling to buy is a load of crap in my opinion.

4.) 19 Aug 2017 19:43:45
I don't think the plan is for him to just throw money at the club from day one. The infrastructure is there for us to grow naturally.



23 Jan 2016 12:12:51
I have been saying for some time that Ronald Kooman is a unhappy manager, and If the report in the Mirror is factual Ronald Kooman should be sacked with immediate effect, you can't have a manager who demands 100% commitment from his players and openly criticizes them when they throw their dummies out of the pram having had their heads turned by so called bigger clubs, then tout for a job with another club openly on the radio and expect to keep the support of the dressing room . I genuinely hope that its not true but with RK body language and his comments regarding the clubs transfer policy and the standard of the academy players I just don't know.


1.) 23 Jan 2016 18:19:09
You have been spouting a load of bile for a long time.

When has any report in the Mirror been correct, about Saints?

How are the academy teams doing this season? So, is RoKo wrong?

I would recommend Gaviscon,

2.) 23 Jan 2016 19:42:36
Koeman was joking, it was only the tabloids making a big deal out of it. It looks more likley that he would move in the summer. I doubt that he will move away in 2016 though.

3.) 24 Jan 2016 13:24:57
IN reply to Saint Martin

I would only say that if he had taken the time to read the post He would have noticed that I quantified my post with the beginning if the report is factual,

If Saint Martin believes that RK was a happy manager, through the December with his comments about the progression of the academy players, the team performances, also the players attitude to the clubs transfer policy, the downward spiral in their league position, he must be seriously deluded.

I don't confess to be a expert in body language but you didn't need to be to see he was having serious doubts about the clubs ambition especially as he was thinking about a new contract negotiations in the summer.

4.) 24 Jan 2016 15:32:17
Why do you think it OK that RoKo has to waste his time telling the media such reports are "b****t"? Has he not got better things to do than explain to those who are totally gullible?

I would be surprised if he was NOT worried about the current "crop" at the academy, the recent performance of the first team and the attitude of certain players over the last few weeks. We have a manager who takes time and care to be open with supporters and the media-a rarity these days. Give the guy a break and believe what he says rather than what the media want him to say to sell a few more papers.

And why say "he was thinking about new contract negotiations in the summer". You are simply speculating. He knows when contract negotiations are due to take place, his own and some of his players. I doubt he will be spending too much energy considering his own so far in advance. A lot can change in 4-6 months, and during that time he has stated he wants to achieve Europa Cup qualification again. I think that is what he will be thinking about, and depending on how that goes then the summer could be adjusted accordingly.



28 Aug 2015 15:13:14
Hi Guys

I managed to watch the europa match in the local pub last night, to be honest we all know it was absolutely dreadful. Usually I try to take some plus points from a defeat but I couldn't find one, In my opinion FC Midtjylland are not a good side and on a par with our championship division, unfortunately we made them look better than they are, we were a very poor team playing with the wrong tactics.

No desire, no commitment, matched with no idea how to break down the opposition, apart from hoof the ball up field as soon as possible and hope Pelle
gets on the end of it, but again the attack was none existant we haven't scored a goal in open play since the game against Newcastle, good teams find a way to break down defences and score but all RK could do was blame the ref for not spotting a handball okay they got away with one, it happens in most games but that's not why we lost.
Southampton FC are not as good as they think they are, I wrote a couple of weeks ago Les Reed has sold the marquee players and apart from a couple of players, bought mainly squad players we got a bigger squad but not a lot of quality. To be totally honest I can't see them getting much better unless RK spends some big money on marquee players we all know we need a CB were also desperate for a quality schemer someone who can be the link from defence to attack, Let's hope RK can work some magic and get this team performing


1.) 28 Aug 2015 19:37:35
Clasie will tie defence and attack.

2.) 28 Aug 2015 20:47:07
Clasie plays in the control position at the base of the midfield and has done his entire career.

If Saints have signed him with the intention of using him in a more advanced role that he's never played before, that'd be a heck of a punt. He's not a creative midfielder in the slightest.

Let's hope it turns out a lot more successful than trying to turn Shane Long into a winger. Or a footballer.



09 Jul 2015 13:19:01
Hi ed

Any idea how long KL will be around any talk on her selling the club, as at least eight first team players sold in the last 18 months totalling around the £140 million mark could be construed as assett stripping just a thought



{Ed002's Note - It is not asset stripping.}

1.) 09 Jul 2015 14:42:34
Absolutely ridiculous suggestion. If we hadn't lost out on Toby I doubt you'd even be posting your doom and gloom here.



08 Jul 2015 11:43:55
Hi Guys
This is my opinion.

Saints with egg on their face again, Toby and Totenham have taken Saints for a ride, I can't believe Les Reed and Rk fell for the old chestnut I want to play for Southampton Fc next season, and then signing for Spurs.
They must have known from the begining that TA was going to go to Spurs, otherwise he would have just told the media and spurs he was going to sign for Saints. its not rocket science.

All this rubbish that AM didn't pay back the £1.5 million in time, just someone trying to save face,

Les Reed needs to hold his hands up and say I have been taken for a ride by mr Alderweireld, or admit it was incompetence on my part, or naviety at best.

I can only asume you will now go and spend the same £14.2 million we are lead to believe Saints bid on another first class CB although I rather doubt it.

I have lived in Southampton and supported Saints all my life, I am amazed how you have let 8 first team players transfer out of Southampton, and join our premiership opposition over the last two seasons,
in case you need reminding Ricky Lambert, Adam LaLana, Dejan Loveren, Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne,
Jack Cork, Spider, and Toby Alderweireld.You haven't seem to grasp that while you keep letting the players go to bigger clubs, the more there will be asking to leave, and the more the bigger clubs will be tapping our players up as they perceive Saints either don't care, or their a soft touch, I expect there will be another Three or four in January, Fans might not have liked him much but this conveyor belt of transfers, would never have happened under NK reign. it all smells a bit fishy to me.


1.) 08 Jul 2015 12:37:33
Agree as above, shocking by les reed, toby shouldve been done in january, we we will now panic buy and pay over the odds as we will battle for same players as everton/villa/west ham and stoke, very peed off

2.) 08 Jul 2015 13:13:57
Totally agree with the majority of that!

Was told earlier today that

A) saints only outbid Spurs once the deal was more or less done
B) had saints offered 11 million and waivered the 1.5 million in either Jan or at season end on a pre contract agreement he would have been our man but saints tried to be clever. Could have been a master stroke but no.

however I did also hear that saints are trying to negotiate with AM 2m and a loan of the RB that has just had the loan agreement cancelled with liverhampton

3.) 08 Jul 2015 13:20:48
Dear disillusioned. That's life. Some individuals want to join bigger clubs and recieve better pay. Just like some 'ordinay' people (like you?) change jobs. Surely this is no surprise? However where are they all now? And how well did we do this last season? Wise up! (Nice PWEI reference there. ) In a world where people want to be associated with success, because that reflects well on them (or they thnk it does). Toby left co he want to live in London - the happening place! COYRs!

4.) 08 Jul 2015 15:02:37
Fair opinion Disillusioned, but Toby was never our player. Every team in the league has players which transfer to other teams in the league, it's a common practice, even amongst the big clubs.




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02 Sep 2017 09:36:40
Hi Folks

First of all this is just my opinion, as I have no idea what the sky tv money is now or what monies the club get for there finishing position in the premier league. I have been a season ticket holder for many seasons. I don't understand what this board is trying to achieve as it is obvious to me and probably many saints supporters that this club are in desperate need of a schemer/ goal scorer, yes we have Boufal who needs to beat his opponent 2/ 3 times before he actually lays the ball off or is dispossesed, Redmond who works hard but with usually no end result.
Then there is Tadic who for reasons beyond me the loyal rauncus crowd behind the goal sing his name every time he touches the ball When are the board going to buy someone who actually produces an end result, why keep buying defensive midfielders or work horses. Anyway i'm glad they didn't let the scoucers get VVD.




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14 Aug 2017 18:53:41
Hi guys
Regarding the Takeover it didn't take long for the language to change regarding VVD I know its only roumers but according to Yahoo sports Southampto tell Chelsea and Man City they will have to break the world record for VVD if they want to buy him it was only a week ago VVD is not for sale this summer for any price. Is this a clue to what the future holds for southampton?





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08 Aug 2017 19:04:54
Hi Guys

A bit of a rant, personally sell VVD to anyone but Liverpool, if its chelsea only sell if they can get Andreas Christensen and if they can't get him put a £15/ 20 mill for Mamadou Sakho Klopp don't like him but he is one of the best center halfs left out there





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28 Jul 2017 12:23:31
Hi Guys

Its the same old story no one will be sold this summer or at least till the last week of the transfer month, then the board can say its to late to buy anyone better than we got now. KL can then fill her purse up again, that's when she will sell the club to the Lander sports group and push of with another £200 plus million, Where has all the sponsership money gone, where has all the sky TV money gone where has the money gone for our 8th place finish in the Prem div. OH I forgot to say KL probably got a massive purse.





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25 Jan 2016 19:21:13
Another breach of FIFA and FA rules highlighted in the BBC programme was the common practice of ‘tapping up’, often facilitated by agents, whereby players are offered for sale to other clubs without the knowledge and consent of the club with whom the player is registered.
Article 14 (c) of the FIFA Players’ Agents Regulations provides that a licensed player’s agent must never ‘approach a player who is under contract with a club with the aim of persuading him to terminate his contract prematurely or to flout the rights and duties stipulated in the contract’. Similar rules are included in national association laws and are designed to maintain contract stability between the club and player.
In June 2005, Chelsea, its manager Jose Mourinho and the then Arsenal player Ashley Cole, were found guilty of tapping up charges by the FA Premier League Independent Disciplinary Commission; and, later, in September 2006, Cole’s agent had his agent’s licence revoked for eighteen months (nine months suspended) for his role in the affair. Chelsea received a fine and a suspended three-point deduction, and Cole eventually signed for Chelsea.
what bit of this don't you understand?


{Ed002's Note - Jesus you are one dumb fuck aren't you. I don't know how much time you wasted on all of this but you simply do not understand. Chelsea were fined for meeting and tapping up the player - not simply having an allowable discussion with his agent. Manchester United spoke to his agent which is allowable - they did not speak to the player which is not. You need to drop this as you are embarrassing yourself.

You started the entire conversation discussing your own stupidity - that was the time to stop - when you were ahead.}




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24 Jan 2016 13:24:57
IN reply to Saint Martin

I would only say that if he had taken the time to read the post He would have noticed that I quantified my post with the beginning if the report is factual,

If Saint Martin believes that RK was a happy manager, through the December with his comments about the progression of the academy players, the team performances, also the players attitude to the clubs transfer policy, the downward spiral in their league position, he must be seriously deluded.

I don't confess to be a expert in body language but you didn't need to be to see he was having serious doubts about the clubs ambition especially as he was thinking about a new contract negotiations in the summer.




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15 Jan 2016 18:59:59
I have been saying that in my opinion with the current board running this football club, we are very unlikely to finish in the top eight of the premier league again.
This board seems to think that you can sell your best players buy a cheaper replacement make a profit, and maintain the clubs reputation and standing in the toughest league in world football. you only have to look at the majority of football clubs throughout the world and that's not including the largest clubs in their various country's leagues to see that they don't make a profit, most if not all run with a deficit. I'm not saying this club spend more than the club can afford but you can run with a small deficit each year, what's the point of a billionaire owner buying a football club and not be prepared to fund it occasionally, if KL is not prepared to do that she should sell the club to someone who loves football and is prepared to support the club with money now and again, the money we have taken in with the sky money, transfers and league finishing position must be millions, then when the close season arrives you get Mr Kregeur, Mr Reed saying were marching on to the next level, so we all buy are season tickets again, well we have marched on to the next level unfortunately its downward. Sorry to be so pessimistic but i'm trully fed up with all the rubbish this board comes out with and by the looks of it so is MR Kooman.




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04 Jan 2016 18:30:26
hi I agree with both of you to some degree,
listen to Alan Shearer when he says you can't carry on with your present transfer policy of selling your top players and replacing with players who might be good in sub standard European leagues, Dusan Tadic, Cedric Soares, Juanami, Cuco Martina, Pelle, all in my opinion not good enough to replace Ricky Lambert, Nathaniel clyne, Adam Lallana, Chambers, Spider, the only ones who have been on a par with the players who were sold are Ryan Birtrand and Virgil Van Dyke, and possibly Shane Long, where is all the millions gone that Poch and Ronald Kooman were told would be available to buy the same caliber players, I think we all know the answer to that question, Kooman can see the writing on the wall that's why he's looking dejected and disillusioned we had a great chairman in ML who loved football and Southampton FC. Unfortunately his daughter hasn't got the same commitment, and with the aid of Krugar and Reed sold for top price and bought cheap i'm astounded that she's still the owner as most of the talent has been sold, Maybe she;s waiting for wanyama and Mane to be sold and put more money into her purse then sell the club.