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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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24 Nov 2018 16:55:32
Hughes sacked this week?


1.) 24 Nov 2018 17:06:22
Thank f**k.

2.) 24 Nov 2018 17:23:18
I cannot see why he wouldn't be. Forget puel. Forget pellegrino. This has to be taken on individual merit and he has not been good enough to keep his job. Unfortunately who do we get in.

3.) 24 Nov 2018 17:53:46
Monk’s name seems to be being mentioned a lot more now. Definitely prefer that over the old farts.

4.) 24 Nov 2018 18:00:03
Would take monk. And if we go down I'd keep him and give him a chance to rebuild. We are shocking. Hughes is stealing a living. We should have thanked him for keeping us up (even though he didn't really do a lot) and let him go. We weren't this bad this season we went down.

5.) 24 Nov 2018 19:56:40
Sorry milky, can’t agree he kept us up, he was just manager at the time. We were very lucky Swansea nose dived and I believe we would have achieved 34 points under MP2.

6.) 24 Nov 2018 21:51:27
That's why I said "he didn't really do a lot) we still dropped points, we stayed up because we scraped past Swansea and they dropped so badly. We look unbelievably unfit as a team, unorganised, woeful defensively, and we don't have the heart or fight either. all of those things leave us nailed on to finish bottom.



10 Nov 2018 13:06:14
Rees should have gone before the transfer window opened in the Summer.

We blatantly needed goal scorers and nothing was done. If Ings get injured we are shot.

The Jan transfer window is now critical . We could sell several non performing players including Bertrand, Gabbi and Redmond and Forster and bring in several new fit players .

We are desperate now. Targets should be firmed up now, even if they are loan deals.


1.) 10 Nov 2018 14:46:59
"We could sell several non performing players"

to who? if clubs don't come in for them we can't sell them.

2.) 10 Nov 2018 17:50:12
I think you need to adjust your non-performing players list.
Long should be given a P45 along with Hughes. He isn't even worth selling. You may say that he is brilliant at running in behind defenders, BUT WHO GIVES A DAMN IF HE CAN'T SCORE GOALS! Forster does need to go agreed. Bertrand and Gabbi are good players as shown recently, however they need to be managed better.
All very well getting rid or Les Reed as well, but Krueger himself isn't much better. what does an ice hockey player know about football anyway?

Rant over.

3.) 11 Nov 2018 01:31:13
A fresh pair of eyes from an astute manager would have recognised far sooner what the fans have been calling for a long time now. Gabbiadini is a class act and should have his name on the team sheet before many others (and not at the expense of injuries to others) . Always very capable and most effective when played in his correct position Gabby could well be our ‘ Get Out Of Jail ‘ card ( Once Again )! YOUR MOVE RALPH!



17 Sep 2018 22:02:53
These are the games you just have to win!

I think that Hughes has persisted too long with Long. He must give Gabbi a chance to partner Danny Ings up front. You can't keep persisting with a player who has lost all confidence and ability.

Ward Prowse? What is he doing? Stupid just plain stupid!

We at least began to play well only to be pegged back by a rejuvenated Seagulls.

It will come but its going to take some time. We must pick up more points at home!


1.) 17 Sep 2018 22:12:19
Hoijberg is my captain
Ran the midfield shows the passion we’ve needed for the last 2 seasons.



25 Aug 2018 17:21:34
Two home matches that were there for the taking and yet one point.

Leicester should have been beaten in the first half but we have no goalscorer. We are no different than we were two years ago.

I am afraid it's going to be another long, difficult season.


1.) 25 Aug 2018 18:14:31
Think the board should start looking at new options for a manager. I don't rate Hughes, he doesn't play a good style of football, doesn't know his best 11. I can't see improving anytime soon and picking up more points. We don't want to get tout the position we found ourselves in last seasons.

2.) 25 Aug 2018 19:08:40
Agree with both points. How long will the board wait to change things up? I say around the 10 game mark if we are at or near the bottom, bye bye markie mark.

3.) 26 Aug 2018 07:24:01
Really! 3 games in and you are calling for the head of the guy who kept us up!

4.) 26 Aug 2018 18:02:01
I know it's harsh Cyprus, but we stayed up last season and the reality of it is that we had an easy run of games that kept us in the league. Hughes'so record thus far has been poor and won't improve anytime soon. I'm not denying he did a bad job last season. The change in personnel did help the team and the morale.

My problem with MH is that he's had all summer to learn about the squad find our strengths and weaknesses and improve on them. Judging by the first 3 games, I can't see this has happened. It looks like he doesn't know his best 11, he doesn't know what system is best to use. He's going to keep tinkering until he gets a good result. However, I have no reason to believe that we're better off now than we were 6 months ago with MP'so job was under some real pressure.

Maybe we do have a poor squad but we can't change that, I know our squad lacks any real quality or match winners. Watching the goals we concede we are very unlucky, you can probably pin more than 50% of the goals we conceded in the past season down to individual errors.

5.) 27 Aug 2018 08:29:13
Panic buying Saintjay, 2 players out on loan and 1 not even on the bench that cost us collectively over 50 million pounds. Bit of a cock up all round in my opinion, should have pushed for Eddie Howe, his game plan and ability to get an on paper inferior squad playing attacking football is pretty plain to see. We missed the boat there.



09 Aug 2018 20:42:10
Danny Igns signs!
Danny Welbeck doesn't.

Right decision for SFC. Welbeck has too high opinion of his worth.

Ings on loan with an option to buy is good thinking.


1.) 10 Aug 2018 05:06:40
Wish Danny Ings all the best returning home just watched his interview and you genually feel he wanted this move and just wants to get going after his dissapointing time at Liverpool
This potentially could be as sreawdest signing for saints for a few seasons now
On paper Danny’s stats at Burnley we’re 122 played 38 goals and that was at a team who went down the year he got sold
So if Hughes can get this team firing on all cylinders with the options we now have up front
We could be looking at a good season
I’m also glad to see harry read back this lad needs games for saints always rated his desire and commitment his energy were always his best attributes
His only fault was sometimes leaving a foot in when he didn’t need to and getting himself in the book

Anyway Burnley Sunday they had a excellent season last year but it’s whether they can improve on that this year who knows
Personally I think we will take the 3 points and win 2.0
So let’s get behind the team and let’s get them over the line for our first win

{Ed001's Note - Targett could be good as well. Bernard has not had the best of times recently, might give him a kick up the backside to have genuine competition.}




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





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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?