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09 Aug 2018 17:13:40
A little underwhelming but not the worst. Just have to hope gabbi and Charlie stay fit I suppose. Here's to the new season!


{Ed001's Note - Danny Ings is on the way mate.}

1.) 09 Aug 2018 17:32:08
Deal sheet in. Ings on his way to Soton. Source:bbc sport transfer day feed.

2.) 09 Aug 2018 18:11:45
Well to be fair to the club with ings on loan this has been a pretty successful transfer window. We look to have strengthened in the right areas and with Hughes in charge this could be an enjoyable season. loaning Ings is the right way for the player and us because this try before you buy scheme was the only way anyone could possibly contemplate taking him . So for me the club get 8.5 out of 10 so COYR let's take Burnley after their Europa travels on Sunday all the best for the season guys regards vs.

3.) 09 Aug 2018 20:52:31
Thanks ed. Hadn't heard about ings! Not bad loan deal. COYS!

{Ed0333's Note - how does it feel to get a player from Liverpool instead of the other way round. Shame you couldn’t take Clyne and Lalana back mate.

4.) 09 Aug 2018 20:59:59
If we can get zings to play for us as he played at Burnley playing off either Austin or Gabbiadini we’ll have made a good move. Not entirely sure why we didn’t just get on with it and sort this all out a lot earlier.

5.) 10 Aug 2018 16:26:56
Get rid of jay Rodriguez who was far better than Ings before his long term injury and sign Danny ings who's now in the exact same position for 20 mil after signing Monaco's 4th choice striker for 20 mil also. maybe we should of just kept Rodriguez and saved ourselves 40 million pound. Southampton have undone everything good they have done in about 2 seasons. And I'll be amazed if we stay up. On the brightside Shane long Charlie Austin and Danny ings might hit double figures combined this season, league starts that is days out injured I expect their smash treble.

6.) 11 Aug 2018 03:37:56
Loving the positivity SRG!

7.) 12 Aug 2018 15:38:55
Not being negative but I would just wish Redmond would take a few chances and stretch their defences a bit more
He’s got the ability but lacks the confidence
Anyway a point against a solid Burnley isn’t the end of the world.

8.) 12 Aug 2018 22:10:11
Completely agree Diggy, but I actually thought he did a better job of that today than he did last year. He seemed a lot more direct when he got the ball.

9.) 13 Aug 2018 20:25:14
Ings was immense apart from one offside he did nothing wrong. Redmond was much better but beats three then checks watch sterling goes till the end good or bad Vestergaard got better through the game much better with 4 at the back and Stephens more than capable at rb in back 4. Austin and redmond either need to close properly or not bother thought CA was very poor surprising full ore season with no reported jiggles would rather see big Sam start.



28 Aug 2017 08:57:13
Perhaps u can help eds. What is it the club hope to gain by keeping vvd? Surely he won't play for us anyway if we keep him and if he does I can't see it will be with any conviction on his part. I know he could go to a club that is not Liverpool, but given their stance even selling to anyone would make a mockery of thier current statements. How does either side come out saving face?


{Ed002's Note - Liverpool and, in particular Klopp, are totally responsible for the damage that has been done and the situation Southampton and the player find themselves in. I cannot personally see a way back for the player or the club and would expect him to move on this week.}

1.) 28 Aug 2017 11:06:04
Thanks ed. I agree he needs to move on now but just can't understand why club are sticking to the 'not going anywhere' story when they must know he needs to leave too. Surely it will make us look weak? Why not just be honest and say will be going? Does our current stance increase his value?

{Ed002's Note - No clubs think about other clubs "looking weak" just like they don't care about "statements of intent" or any such thing. This makes no difference to his value.}

2.) 28 Aug 2017 17:05:56
Thanks for thoughts ed! Personally I just want the saga to end. It seems like it has dragged on and perhaps scuppered other transfer opportunity we might have had with the income.

3.) 28 Aug 2017 19:27:53
World Cup next year, can't see him being picked if he hasn't played the entire season. He's on a very long contract, the club has all the power and it's nice to see them not being bullied into selling for once. I expect him to stay and apologise and play again.

4.) 28 Aug 2017 19:45:16
Will fetch more in January.

5.) 28 Aug 2017 21:11:26
Spoke to an ex saints player 2 weeks ago and he had spent the whole Friday at saints. Won't name him but I was on a flight to Guernsey he stated categorically that VVD was not for sale this window and would NOT be going to Liverpool- clearly money talks but that was the clubs stance and appears to remain so. Why would anyone sign for a manager who appears to think he is bigger than the players the way they have treated sakho and mignonette seems appalling and basically bullying in any other workplace. Also why would anyone want a player who has basically been on strike twice at two clubs comes across ok but appears to be a merchant banker.

6.) 29 Aug 2017 09:58:21
Saints0001 I agree with you but also why would we want a player who has basically been on strike twice and appears to be a merchant banker.



08 Dec 2016 22:19:29
Why do I bother?! Bit peed off if i'm honest as would have liked more of a run in europe, but I guess it reduces squad pressure. Goal scorer a MUST now in jan. Will being out of europe prove costly here I wonder? Last thing, what is the point of goal difference if it has zero effect on qualification.


1.) 08 Dec 2016 22:41:02
Agreed - I thought we had done enough when we scored only to find out it doesn't count for anything because it is head to head if we both end up on same points.

2.) 09 Dec 2016 07:01:24
If we start doing well in the prem I don't mind being uot of the europa league, but if we carry on being rubbish I too will be v pissed off.

3.) 09 Dec 2016 16:24:51
I don't expect us to meet the dizzy heights of last season this year in the prem unfortunately. The best we can hope for is a mid table, obsolete boring season like those enjoyed by teams like stoke and palace before us. Although there is always the enjoyment of watching those West Ham fans trying to get tickets in the championship next season in their amazing new stadium!

4.) 09 Dec 2016 18:59:07
I agree with most here, but if we do buy a proven goalscorer then this may make a difference, we make good chances every game and need someone to be ruthless - in my eyes we haven't got the replacement for Mane and we need a replacement for Jay.

5.) 10 Dec 2016 16:51:44
Goalscorer and someone to link it all together. dusan looks great this year but needs support.

6.) 11 Dec 2016 22:33:45
Agreed, we need s goal scorer who is more than a target man as dusan isn't assisting as much this year, a creative scorer, just please god not sturridge! Too expensive. we need to go to that black box and produce a pearl. NOW!



31 Aug 2016 17:06:28
Although I have generally backed board decisions here, I feel we do need to sign someone at CB as man utd could still gazump us at last minute with no time left. Hope I can write again later with a positive message. 6 hours left.


1.) 31 Aug 2016 17:22:04
Still don't think we will be signing anyone. Normally there are at least snippets of info out there if it was to happen.

2.) 31 Aug 2016 21:11:47
agree, I think we've done all our business this window now.
Pity really, we'll see how we get on.

3.) 31 Aug 2016 21:39:47
We're doomed! Haha not really liking the new manager or tactics yet but will still get behind the team, manager and players and see what he is about.

4.) 01 Sep 2016 08:27:44
Unfortunately we don't look like a team who could win 8-0 again regardless of the opposition. No question we signed some great young players but we desperately needed a striker. We cannot rely on a hard working Shane long who isn't a goal scorer and Austin who is an injury doubt. No need to panic as mid table looks realistic but a striker should have been the priority!

5.) 01 Sep 2016 13:13:11
We didn't 'look' like a team that could beat anyone 8-0 the season we did that either .

6.) 01 Sep 2016 21:02:52
That's true but I would have liked another dimension to our game the diamond I know is new and yes the players are struggling but when is 2.2 and you can see a win chucking on a big striker and crossing for fun would have helped I think.



02 Jun 2016 20:48:12
RoKo just delaying announcing his extension as Les wants to reveal Zlatan at the same time!


1.) 03 Jun 2016 08:09:03
I believe RoKo to be a man of honour. He'll see out his contract or sign an extention. He won't be going anywhere with a year left on this contract.

2.) 03 Jun 2016 10:12:48
Rumour is, and I say rumour, that Koeman has informed the board he will see out his year but will not sign a contract extension. The club have acted by allowing Koeman to leave to enable them to get the next manager in and move forward with the five year plan, rather than be potentially back to square 1 in a years time. Could be nonsense, the whole Everton thing could also be nonsense. Until the club or Koeman himself make a statement then I will hold on to every last hope that he will be here next season.

3.) 03 Jun 2016 10:27:20
New has just broken on Skysports that Koeman is in talks with Everton and a compensation of around 3m to be paid to us.

4.) 03 Jun 2016 10:49:19
If he goes the club have no plans to progress I can't believe they have allowed him to talk to Everton. Is this the manager who stated players couldn't leave last year if so smacks of double standards. Hopefully lazy journalism but I fear not.

5.) 03 Jun 2016 10:57:25
I was hoping it was lazy journalism however I think there are two many reports on it now for there not to be any truth in it.




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08 Dec 2018 21:21:53
Is it too early to be looking forward to a season of Pompey derbies.?


1.) 08 Dec 2018 21:56:53
We aren’t to far behind the team in 17th place and there are still plenty of games to be won. Need to remain optimistic and support the team! Bringing a feeling of negativity into the rest of the season won’t help.



25 Aug 2018 17:37:45
Wasnt at game. Was it as bad as it sounds/ looks? Only three in however. Time to turn things around?


1.) 25 Aug 2018 19:09:45
It was frustrating. Same struggles as the past 2 or 3 seasons. Little to no attacking threat. Same players getting a go when obviously something is not working.



09 May 2018 09:47:43
Longest 6 mins of my life! COYR!




10 Mar 2018 19:18:58
Feel for all those who made the trip north. Might have to start supporting my local team. Lewes fc. Probably better quality. How many are regretting pushing for claude to go.


1.) 10 Mar 2018 19:40:54
We will probably get relegated but what worries me more is the continuing support for the club. When we were relegated before there were real reasons as in finance etc. The team back then were not quality but gave their best and fought. We are going to lose shedloads of season ticket holders who can’t believe the board has allowed this to happen. We are in a complete and utter mess and to be frank I understand why hardline supporters might say they’ve had enough. The board of SFC would have been sent to the Tower in the Middle Ages. I have supported this club my entire life ( quite long ) and been through the Branfoot days but this is the absolute low point. We have spent millions on this squad who can perform so much better why can’t the board accept that the whole set up is totally messed up from ownership, board level and management. Very sad days my fellow supporters never thought this situation would return Markus will be turning in his grave.

2.) 10 Mar 2018 22:28:02
After the Stoke result I’m not sure I could feel any lower but hello dark cloud of depression. What on Earth? Losing 3-0 to a relegation rival is criminal, home or away, when you don’t even take the game to them. Getting outplayed, outthought and outfought is unacceptable at this stage of the season in the hole we are in.

Most disappointing is MP’s post-match comments. Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew would be proud. When the s*** hits the fan, blame the players. I agree that the team need to display fight and spirit but this is a young side that has played awful football for 30 league games now, some for 68. They have low confidence and belief, even the senior players look at times as if they’ve never played the game before. That is on the coaching staff and the people who decide the formation, the starting 11, the player roles and the team and individual tactics for each game. Sometimes, when people are low, you have to motivate and inspire them. That is on the coaching staff too. The players have been given no foundation to play with fight and spirit so you cannot blame them when these sorts of displays keep on reappearing.

Or perhaps it is the players simply underperforming. If so, that’s on the recruitment team headed by our Director of Football, Les Reed, who signs the players and on the scouting staff who appear to fail to look into the personality traits of the players they are looking to sign. The same people who were also likely involved in the selection and recruitment of our last two managers. So MP is really blaming the recruitment network too.

Well surprise, surprise MP. I call bulls***. With the team declining so spectacularly in the space of two seasons, there are a number of mitigating factors outside of the club’s control, like greater wealth spread across the league causing a levelling of the playing field and greater competition from 7th – 20th place, the continued loss of our best players to bigger teams etc. But, we still have a squad of players that are better than many of the teams fighting against relegation. So why are we where we are? Coaching and management failing to get the best out of the squad.

So will this defeat cost MP his job? Many of us will hope so, provided the board have an immediate replacement in mind or even one lined up with terms agreed. I’ve felt little hope of a change before now as I expected us to stay up and the board to change things in the summer. But after this new low, my only hope is that the board will act. If they didn’t care about relegation, why sign £20m player in January? That clearly shows a will for us to stay in the league right!? Right?! I think so anyway. If that’s the case, then why persist with a manager that cannot keep this team up?

We’ve discussed who should come in and right now, my feeling is any manager with premier league experience. Literally, anyone in that category would be better than MP. Pardew will no doubt be out of a job shortly. We know M Silva is about, Koeman…maybe that’s aiming too high and reaching for managers who might sneer at tarnishing their reputations further with a stint, no matter how short, at a club in freefall. But there must be someone who fits the bill? Someone who can save us? Its now or never. If MP remains in charge for the West Ham game, we’ll be reliant on two other teams being worse than us. Chances are slim.

3.) 10 Mar 2018 23:54:49
Hi guys
Its been a while since I posted and unfortunately we are where I forecast well before Xmas. I was criticised then for panicking prematurely and calling for the manager to go I hate to say I told you so with 30 games gone MP has learnt nothing, continues to play 4 2 3 1 which leaves the midfield overrun and our sole striker isolated feeding off rare scraps. We have a team so low in confidence no players wanting to really compete no pressure put on the opposition slow and pedantic moving forward and like today's 2nd Newcastle goal they score from our corner. Sims is the only bright spark, our only option is to get Silva in as manager with 8 games left otherwise with Mp in charge we will sleepwalk into the championship, w Brom are gone so 2 places left and I think palace will fight and put us down so anyone any better ideas? Regards vs.

4.) 10 Mar 2018 23:55:01
Good post Figo, we being most of us have seen the writing on the wall for a long, long time. There is no answer to this anymore the deed is done. We as a proud football club have lost the support and that is a very worrying thing. I know 4 season ticket holders who will not renew and they mean it. When I asked why they said they pay money to be entertained, win, lose or draw . I remember those days, if we lost it hurt but we at least gave everything. This manager has destroyed any confidence the players have due to the negative system but the board employed him. What a mess.

5.) 10 Mar 2018 23:57:50
From right at the start of the season MP kept saying, if we keep playing this way we will start winning. I said it then, I said it all the way through the season . NO WE WON'T START WINNING!

What more had to happen for MP to change the formation? one win in 16 before today and he still continued today with his same ol' game plan!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
but if it is broke then fix it .!

Absolutely clueless . how can the management of our club let this happen? lost for words.

6.) 11 Mar 2018 00:25:39
Agree with all, good posts. The thing that I am most irritated with though, is people say it’s time late. With 8 games left and the new manager bounce, we still have 9 points in us but time is literally running out. I just can’t see ho anyone is to remin in a job after 1 win in 18.

7.) 11 Mar 2018 11:11:09
Long time since I've posted and I'm in reflective mood.
Really good posts, I was asking for change pre-Christmas, things have not improved and now the manager is abdicating responsibility for our continued stuttering. I agree players need to play, but the systems/ tactics that are being used are defensive and negative. Playing one forward every game and trying to hold the ball without creating chances is why we are where we are.

I think we will go down because we don't score very often and appeared to have lost our resilience and fight. Our defence is leaky and players look out of sorts, with a manager bereft of any creative ideas of how to turn things around, I'm not surprised. I do feel the board need to take the criticism too
and I really don't think a change will occur until next season, or maybe the board will keep faith in MP to push for a promotion after the relegation?

I can't see where our next win in the league will come from but hope every game I'm proven wrong
very disappointing and frustrating.



03 Feb 2018 16:13:28
Interesting artice by Bill Edgar in the times re our decision to sack CP and stats before and since.





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09 Aug 2018 20:52:31
Thanks ed. Hadn't heard about ings! Not bad loan deal. COYS!


{Ed0333's Note - how does it feel to get a player from Liverpool instead of the other way round. Shame you couldn’t take Clyne and Lalana back mate.



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28 Aug 2017 17:05:56
Thanks for thoughts ed! Personally I just want the saga to end. It seems like it has dragged on and perhaps scuppered other transfer opportunity we might have had with the income.




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28 Aug 2017 11:06:04
Thanks ed. I agree he needs to move on now but just can't understand why club are sticking to the 'not going anywhere' story when they must know he needs to leave too. Surely it will make us look weak? Why not just be honest and say will be going? Does our current stance increase his value?


{Ed002's Note - No clubs think about other clubs "looking weak" just like they don't care about "statements of intent" or any such thing. This makes no difference to his value.}



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17 Jan 2017 19:43:56
Drogba on a free?!




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21 Aug 2016 21:47:51
Wow 002.this was very insightful. What is happening to the beautiful game?! Reading this, should saints be less woried about signing players to stayin the prem rather finding a chinese buyer? Might it be why Kruger is trying so hard to sell our brand in America because he knows what lies ahead?





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09 May 2018 19:02:45
Arsene's out of work?!




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06 Jan 2018 23:12:32
Lets face it. Most of us got what we wanted when CP went. Perhaps we are now seeing that grass is not always greener?




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28 Sep 2017 11:28:21
Thanks Milky. Widdrington was a great imho. Always underrated.




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26 Jan 2017 20:51:28
Thank you. So I guess its not quite as gloomy as first thought?! I seem to remember an Eds, maybe your good self, a while ago suggesting a Chinese super league scenario I think. Suppose china links will help with this as a club?




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21 Jun 2016 19:53:53
Apparently this first mentioned on instgram or twitter or similar so not reading much into it at mo.