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24 Aug 2017 14:59:55
Foster has lost his place in The England squad. Do we have a goalkeeping coach? Work on his mobility. He has to be more than just a stopper.


1.) 24 Aug 2017 15:10:39
I'd imagine Forster isn't easily coached. he seems like he's about as dumb as a plank if you've ever seen an interview of him.

2.) 24 Aug 2017 16:02:31
He's just so awkward . he's not natural even the shots he does save is like a shovel or the ball just hitting him. With a big guy you'd expect mobility to not be as good, find it more difficult to get down but would expect him to be an beast claiming everything in the air and dominating his box scaring the life out if anyone who goes near him. he does nothing. A gentle giant who's been found out . dropped and rightly so.

3.) 24 Aug 2017 17:08:14
Wow this is getting a bit harsh, don't have to assassinate our own players do we? Can't we just say he's on a bad run of form and it would be a good idea to sign a decent keeper and let the two of them compete for the jersey. Surely we can find a solid keeper for 8 millon, this is getting silly. If forster re-finds his form, then we still have a decent back up option.

4.) 24 Aug 2017 19:01:02
Had this conversation with an ed previously he stated Forster hasn't trained on since he left Newcastle. How can you be that big and not terrify attackers Utd 3rd in cup final prime example scream and come off your line nobody wouldn't flinch. He has to decide knuckle down train and change or loose first team place. If he comes for crosses and misses it's better than standing still.

NO goalie should be beaten in the air from a cross if they time it right they are all 6' to 6'6 and have a 2 foot reach Ronaldo doesn't leap 8' 6 keep getting improved contracts doesn't help.
I don't like to slate any player but he needs to hear some comments watch videos and improve
Chuffed for yosh great servant always tries sometimes unlucky and versatile squad player.

5.) 24 Aug 2017 21:24:08
A 16 month run of bad form is not bad form. its just poor. I don't think we as fans should get on his back. but he hasn't been good enough for a long time and I hope saints are looking at other options.

6.) 24 Aug 2017 22:41:15
Sorry Ben, I'll try to phrase everything in meek platitudes from now on.

This is a forum where people post opinions, and therefore criticism is surely allowed. Otherwise what the hell is the point. Granted I probably got a bit personal but I was kidding and I sincerely doubt he's reading.

7.) 24 Aug 2017 23:14:43
Come on he has been nowhere near as bad as people have made out. He didn't have the best of seasons last year, but nor did a lot of our players, have some faith.

8.) 24 Aug 2017 23:34:31
Side note. don't agree that you can pin Ibra's winner in the final on Forster whatsoever. CB's should never allow a striker a free header from that distance and in so much space. Even more so when that striker happens to be probably the best header of the ball of his generation (except Lambert, of course) .

9.) 25 Aug 2017 07:56:06
Didn't pin it on him was just an example of what he needs to improve he just stands there most of the time and the ball hits him. He needs to use his size to make the forward think about him then by default not time the finish.

10.) 25 Aug 2017 09:19:31
When Forester first arrived, he looked quality at commanding the box from corners. He'd come out from corners and get the ball everytime. Maybe he has lost confidence because of all the defensive departments. But most goals we concede he just seems rooted.

11.) 25 Aug 2017 10:16:06
To be fair on him, he suffered a really bad injury, and he hasn't been the same really since coming back. As other have said for a keeper his size you would expect him to at the very least command his box and claim crosses etc. He looks a beast but doesn't act like one. If he did that you could let his poor level of ahot stopping slide. but his shot stopping is poor (the ones he does keep out he seems to push straight in to danger) his presence in the box is poor, he's slow, and his kicking at times last year was shockingly bad. You look at pickford who is tiny in comparison, but offers so much more as a keeper. I wish we'd bought butland instead of forster.

12.) 25 Aug 2017 17:06:32
His best spell for the club was when he got back from injury under Koeman which saw us reach 6th in the league!

13.) 26 Aug 2017 08:54:00
St Sam totally agree. He came back in and kept a run of clean sheets. I think he isn't confident in the defence in front of him.

14.) 26 Aug 2017 18:37:58
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Fraser Forster has kept 35 clean sheets in the Premier League - more than any other English goalkeeper.

15.) 27 Aug 2017 14:59:01
He wasn't too shabby yesterday against Huddersfield.



22 Aug 2017 20:08:11
Hoedt has signed! Well done Les!5 year contract., Young and very promising.


1.) 25 Aug 2017 19:33:05
We'll take him off your hands in a couple of seasons.



14 Aug 2017 17:21:49
80% Chinese owned. Must be a good thing as the ownership of SFC now has some stability. Sort VVD situation out ie keep him and buy a
player who can put the ball in the net then we can successfully move forward.




19 Jul 2017 20:35:34
Anyone who thinks the current squad will score goals must be watching a different team to me. We can't score and we desperately need a proven striker. We will struggle this year unless we sign two players capable of scoring.


1.) 19 Jul 2017 23:22:41
No - the whole point is that we will be watching a different team to you. You're talking about last years team. I'm talking about next years team, and saying there is more to scoring more goals than just putting new players out there. Good players are an important component, but so is the system, belief, intensity etc. A new manager could be the difference. It could not. Who knows, but I'm not going to write off a season before it started just because we didn't spend big on a striker.

Also who do you want us to sign? I've heard people say Remy. well I know another striker who scored a lot of goals a few years ago and has been injured since. His name is Charlie Austin, why not give him a second chance instead? Or people say Bony - see above.

Or maybe you want a younger striker who's clearly shown potential but hasn't put it together yet. Well, no need for a 20m risk on Vietto, we have Gabbiadini. You know, the guy you were singing songs about a couple of months ago. Or a pacer winger. Boufal, Redmond, Sims. take your pick.

Or do we need a CM with potential? We have Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg and Clasie. With experience then. Steven Davis.

Just because we don't sign players doesn't mean we aren't looking or we have an incompetent board. It could just mean that the board can't find any affordable players that improve us, and don't want to spend money on players that don't make us better. We have good options and a lot of them clearly have the potential to do more next season. A lot of money has been spent by PL teams, which means by January there'll be a lot of very expensive players sitting on the benches of teams who gave into their fans impatience.

2.) 20 Jul 2017 06:26:18
Thank you 123! Some bloody sense!

3.) 20 Jul 2017 07:57:47
I think we need someone who can unlock a defence Bougainville redmond and tadic are good but they all lack the consistency to make a killer pass.

4.) 20 Jul 2017 09:35:38
Well said 123, but, to caviat that, we do need to spend some money on a quality centre back. I keep seeing rumours linking us with pacey wingers/ strikers with potential and youth, but I agree with you regarding those players and the need to spend given that many of them
are potential expensive gambles. BUT, we do need to start at the back and get someone in who can give the players some confidence in the back four. VVD, if he stays, which is a big if, will continue to be linked with other clubs and will just unsettle the rest of the squad. We need someone who can partner him and step up if and when he does go.

5.) 20 Jul 2017 09:50:11
Saint123 well said. We had for the majority a young team last year who I think will only improve.
We don't need to panic buy. We have good young prospects.
One thing I do trust the board in is there ability to find the right player. So if it's needed I'm sure they will do it.

6.) 20 Jul 2017 10:23:46
We need to find another Mane someone with pace, that can add goals and assists. We need an attacking midfielder who's comfortable playing through the middle too, for me Tadic isn't good enough.



18 May 2017 20:40:54
Who will be released at the end of the season and who will be allowed to go? Any suggestions?


{Ed002's Note - Ryan Bertrand and Virgil van Dyke will leave.}

1.) 19 May 2017 00:44:02
Van DIJK obviously will have many suitors. where do you see Bertrand ending up ed002?

{Ed002's Note - I really don't know where he will end up but I do expect him to go.}

2.) 19 May 2017 09:05:36
Ed do you know why he didn't play on Wednesday night against United? Is he injured or could it be because he is leaving?
What fans would take £60mil for VVD, we could reinvest that and spend £20mil on 3 quality players.

{Ed002's Note - I don't know why he didn't play.}

3.) 19 May 2017 13:04:46
Bertrand has been rumoured to Liverpool and Chelsea for some time. With target and McQueen could see them sanctioning this but only 25-30m I would think. If we are not going to play j rod hope he gets a move and much as long try's every game a goal every 5 games or so us not really going to cut it.
See we are linked with Chris wood if that is a goer could see Gallagher going the other way possibly. Seem like for like.
Vvd is the big one can't see him being replaceable and unless we got one of the Chelsea youngsters in exchange and possibly the Leeds guy wild leave us desperately short at CB.

4.) 20 May 2017 23:07:45
Do Kreuger's assurances really count for nothing? I never really thought VVD would stay, but I hoped he might! PS thanks for the comedy typo.

5.) 22 May 2017 12:59:15
VVD to Chelsea. Ryan to Man City and Shane Long to West Ham. Rumours for a rumours site.

6.) 26 May 2017 16:40:16
It wasn't really a rumour about Bertrand, it was Garth Crooks on his team of the week saying that Liverpool should sign him.

Think he should keep his mouth shut.




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21 Oct 2017 18:51:41
Think we will have to rename this team Southampton Nil.


1.) 21 Oct 2017 20:10:59
bit early with that one ;)



15 Oct 2017 16:33:38
Surely Forster has to be dropped. He is hopeless.




09 Oct 2017 15:30:42
Long has a hip injury and could be out for a while.


1.) 13 Oct 2017 21:32:39
Available for Sunday 😄.



11 Sep 2017 12:27:22
So Palace have sacked Dr Boer. Should have waited until after Saturday. Palace are sure to score against Forster! . and will we score against Palace? I rather doubt it.




09 Sep 2017 17:06:41
Now it begins. The struggle for survival.

We have not got a clue in front of goal. It is now so can obvious even the most optimistic fan must now be pessimistic for 17/ 18. Any free transfers about?


1.) 09 Sep 2017 17:31:04




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30 Aug 2017 18:52:39
Glaringly obvious that we need a target man.




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25 Jan 2017 15:13:40
We need cover for VVD (and Fonte replacement) plus another front man. This is now a basic MINIMUM.




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08 Dec 2016 22:26:51
If a club offer the right price VVD will but not until the Summer.

It all depends on who is the highest bidder. If I was VVD I would want to go abroad ( Spain) . PL is too intense and packed with very average players.

VVD should go to Real Madrid or Barcelona but only after saving us from relegation.

A player is only worth what someone is prepared to pay.




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17 Aug 2015 17:14:43
9 yellows and a Red in 27 games. Sounds a no nonsense tough defender!




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29 Jul 2015 14:42:05
Cover for Gardos I trust. We still need VVD and a winger. I wonder if there is an option to buy?

I have every confidence Roko can make Caulker a good sensible deal .





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30 Sep 2017 16:59:47
Yep me too. Its going to be a very long season. Should have got a point today. why didn't the management realise we have no strikers?




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15 Sep 2017 19:37:25
If fit he should start. Austin should start as well.

Pity we do not have an understudy to Forster. He needs to be dropped.




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30 Aug 2017 22:38:37
Glad Le Tiss is trolling Liverpool FC. What a ridiculous bid for OX Chamberlain. £40 million? For a crock that is never going to last a few games, let alone a season.

If this is true then VVD is worth £100 million to Liverpool. Their defence is crap and they are bidding for Ox.

Clipperty Klopp gone bonkers.




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23 Aug 2017 20:56:08
Still think we are lightweight in attack. We have little threat. 8 days to remedy this Les!




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11 Aug 2017 20:29:26
The PL demands instat success. Take for example Man City. Pep thought to be a failure year 1. Spends Millions in year two to buy success. If he fails then he's a failure himself and probably out of a job.

How can youth culture thrive in this environment?

Only six teams, all massive spenders, are tipped to win the PL. No other side is getting a mention. Guess SFC, as a sound business model, are right to develop youth, to actually make their way (eventually) into the first team squad.

The transfers this year have been absolutely obscene. I agree, football is at a tipping edge. If BBC were not to show PL highlights (which I no longer watch), then the PL will not be for the fans, it will be for Sky and BT.

All this and we can't do well with our teams in the Champions League, which now shown on BT, is of little interest to anyone, apart from those teams that have qualified.