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12 Jul 2018 08:08:35
Vesterguaard . Has he signed or hasn't he?


1.) 12 Jul 2018 09:53:11
If it’s not on the official website then he hasn’t signed YET.

2.) 12 Jul 2018 14:37:28
Apparently it's down to paperwork issues in Germany from BMG side.

3.) 12 Jul 2018 15:35:21
Had his medical yesterday but with the England match and all the club probably decided to wait.

Gunn signed and had his publicity stuff done the day before he was announced, in fact he posted it on his own Twitter before the club and was being shown around the city when it was announced. So no official announcement doesn’t = hasn’t signed.

4.) 13 Jul 2018 11:53:47
Yep signed!

5.) 13 Jul 2018 12:26:19
Signed. Official.



10 Jul 2018 21:46:33
So pleased the club are showing intent . We will do well with these new signings. A goal scorer needs to be added soon.




23 May 2018 13:52:35
Any idea when Mark Hughes will be appointed?


{Ed001's Note - no sorry.}

1.) 23 May 2018 17:41:17
Knowing S. F. C speed September.

2.) 24 May 2018 10:29:56
"early" this week according to the club :)



14 May 2018 18:04:13
Absolutely NO WAY we do any deal with Liverpool for McCarthy or any one else for that matter. We need to build and not sell out best players. Learn the lesson Led Reed.

PS Thanks Ed. Its been a frustrating season but your knowledge and advice has always been spot on!


1.) 15 May 2018 12:16:34
I think its just paper talk. I rate AM but he is not a 40M keeper yet.



08 May 2018 22:15:21
Wow and Wow again.

Give Hughes a permanent contract!

He has got the best out of players and the board must show their appreciation.

This summer has to be a careful consideration of a way forward.

players have to go and some have to be bought in.

But this time, we have to show that we mean business and find goal scorers.

Out 6 ft 4 inch keeper has been amazing. Give him great credit!


1.) 09 May 2018 06:42:27
We would've saved around 10 points had McCarthy started in Forster's place since the start of the season. Need more competition in that department.

2.) 09 May 2018 20:42:26
Honestly I think we need to think long term rather than appoint Hughes just because he kept us up. Frankly he's a mediocre manager, at best. It shows no imagination or forward planning from Les that we would keep him. One of the big things of the 'Southampton Way' is supposed to be having a list of potential candidates and players that suit the philosophy of the club and that can step in when the time is right. Most of those candidates would have been employed in Mid March when we appointed Hughes, there is no way that Hughes was on that wish list of managers. Give him a pat on the back, pay the deal you agreed and get the next guy on the list that is going to take the club forward. #bebetterthanthatles.

3.) 09 May 2018 21:18:31
Behave CanadaSaint, there isn't any proven manager better for our club. Mark Hughes is a very good manager. Look at where he managed to take Stoke from nothing to midtable. OK he didn't start well this season granted. We aren't a big club and there's isn't many of the same calibre of manager about. We had a few glory seasons and suddenly were expected to get there? Financial power of west ham, Everton, Leicester after their league win. It's that way of thinking that nearly cost us our Premier league status this season "we thought all manager wasn't good enough" replaced him with worse.

4.) 09 May 2018 22:38:28
I totally agree that "we" need to know where we fit in the hierarchy of clubs and we are not a big club, I get it. I didn't mention anything about league position, spending power or expectations. I'm not suggesting managers will leave big club jobs to join Saints, not at all, but there are successful managers at all levels.

My point was that Hughes would not have been on a shortlist if Les had been recruiting from a fresh start / between seasons so he should stick to his plan, go back to the list and see who was on it to make the full time appointment. We took Hughes because he was available not because we really wanted him, that was my feeling on his appointment. Maybe i'm wrong and Mark Hughes was his No.1 guy all along and we just got lucky that Stoke sacked him. Seems unlikely.

5.) 10 May 2018 06:41:59
What I'm saying realistically is for our status and wage structure, without taking a gamble he is a very very good option. The man deserves a lot of credit and he's certainly a very good option to move forward. We need to get into the mind frame that the glory days are over and he's one of the better managers for the level of club we are.

6.) 11 May 2018 07:59:20
Well said Sfcphill.
Since the overwhelming success of the Poch and Koeman years are expectations were sky high but selling all our best players and the appointments of Puel and Pellegrino have been a reality check. Survival next season is a realistic target. let's face it the last two seasons we haven’t shown that we are anywhere near what we used to be in the league. Mark Hughes has the support of the squad which is something we have lacked of late. Give him some better players (centre back/ creative mid/ striker) and we will be alright.

7.) 12 May 2018 17:24:04
Was a little disappointed with the boufal fall out he has great potential but Hughes needs players who want to play for him. I think personally his demise at Stoke was down to wrong attitude players. I don't know for certain but that would be my guess at it. I understand your stance Canada just disagree that there is much better out there that we could pick up at our level and financial standing. Sean Dyche start of last season could have be worth a punt but have no chance now. Could have been worse we could have got in big Sam. I think Hughes deserves a full season with performance reviews quarterly through the season. We definitely need to be quicker to react in crisis. Plenty of managers who can make a change in tactics and mentality about. Les Reed and the board could do with being ruffled up in my opinion. They're some great players to be picked up from the teams relegated this season which could be interesting.

8.) 12 May 2018 17:27:39
Lawrie Macs comment in the echo was a good read and I agree with his comments.




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23 Feb 2019 19:22:11
The loss against Cardiff is our death knell. can't see any escape after all the teams above us ( apart from Cardiff ) have won this weekend.

Should have bought in a couple of players in the transfer window.

We don't look as if the board want us to stay up and defeat tomorrow against Arsenal will signal the end.


1.) 24 Feb 2019 10:17:29
I'd say if we lose tomorrow, we will still have a chance. If we draw we still have a chance. Obviously a win would be awesome but that seems less likely than a draw/ loss.

2.) 24 Feb 2019 11:43:11
I don't think that many people will be expecting us to get anything from Arsenal but the Fulham game is a 100% must win game. All the teams apart from Cardiff are pulling away from us and it's starting to look like it could be them or us dropping down to the championship.



09 Feb 2019 18:18:31
I think Ralph needs to put Gunn in goal for the rest of the season. McCarthy has lost confidence.




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09 Feb 2019 16:14:39
If we don't win today we are in trouble.


1.) 09 Feb 2019 16:30:24
Then we're in trouble 😞.



31 Jan 2019 20:40:03
A couple of injuries and we are toast. The squad is too small!


1.) 31 Jan 2019 23:24:16
The January transfer window is a difficult time to get the players that will improve the team but I do think that we've left ourselves a bit short especially at RB and up front. I hope that RH has made the right call because a couple of suspensions and a few injuries and we're in deep doodoo.

I think that Valery is a decent young RB but he's nowhere near the finished article and I think that he'll get targeted by opposing teams. Up front it looks like we are going to have to rely on the same strikers that have struggled to score all season which is a worry.

Just hoping that at least 3 teams get less points than we do between now and the end of the season. At least we've got rid of some of the deadwood and hopefully freed up some money ready for RH to bring in 4 or 5 decent signings in the summer.




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03 Jan 2019 13:03:22
We always developed academy players in the past. It's a welcome return to the old ways!

One game at a time but Ralph appears to have given the club its Mojo back.

2019 will see Saints improve no end.




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30 Jan 2018 17:26:24
Much depending on this deal. if we don't get many points out of Brighton and West Brom then MP will be out and the fans will turn against the club, big time.

Our other relegation candidates are strengthening their squads so Les must achieve something. and damn quick.




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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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10 Jul 2018 10:06:38
Gunn and Fester sign this week then all we need is a big challenging C. F. to emulate Pelle. Good squad then.




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29 May 2018 23:29:00
The club needs to sort out who stays. In other words start with Alex McCarthy. Give him a 3 year new contract.

Give Target a new contract and keep him as reserve left back if Bertrand stays.

I think Gabbi should be persuaded to stay.

We have stability with Hughes, now let's stabilise and stop anyone leaving that we want to keep.

We may have to start again in some positions but a stable team, that
plays together without disrupting influences like Van Dyke.




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13 May 2018 18:10:51
Gabbi, Cedric, Bertrand Tadjic will go and our latest rubbish recruit, with Forster have to go.

Those out on loan. Who comes back? Who do we want to keep?

I think two players could be recruited from Stoke ( you know which two ) and we need at least a right back and two midfield and attackers. We knew we needed attackers last summer so don't make the same mistakes again.

Next year well be fine if The Board get their act together and don't leave it till the last day!




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09 May 2018 18:54:26
You really do have to look closely at the celebrations and how much Hughes has meant to many of this squad.

I personally think he could motivate this team to do well next season. Ok he's a gamble but he's much much better than the last two . It is unlikely that Hughes had a great input to the buying of players at Stoke but I think he could be an asset over the summer.

He has a bit of Jose about him. He take a the pressure off the players and takes it himself. I think the boards recent record of purchases has been a bit dodgy so they could do with a bit of experience behind them.

I think if you asked players who want to stay and want the best for SFC I think they would go for Hughes. I am not a great fan of other names mentioned above.

They would be an even greater risk so I would go for Hughes. We desperately need a period of continuity and as an ex Saint I think Hughes is our man.




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03 Mar 2018 15:49:40
If this is attacking what is defensive?