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Favourite player: le tiss

Best team moment: Promotion back to premiership



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27 Aug 2018 22:40:38
Harrison reed gone on loan to blackburn then.


1.) 29 Aug 2018 05:27:29
Don’t understand that one.

2.) 30 Aug 2018 14:40:08
And now sam McQueen to Boro.

3.) 31 Aug 2018 10:31:20
I get mcQueen, he had two guys in front of him and was never going to get a game. Think this is probably best for Reed's development since he was never going to get enough game time for us, but I had considered him our backup rb, so wonder what our plan is there now he's gone.

4.) 01 Sep 2018 09:08:18
Yeah can see that and targett is playing well at the moment, I just wondered if McQueen had more about him going forward, he started as a left winger and was always more impressed with his forward play. thought he could of been a decent option but good luck yo him and hope he comes back even better. I've said before I actually rate reed McQueen and Sims good enough to be starters for Southampton but we've packed the squad with so many expensive foreigners that they can't get s look in. maybe hughes plan is get them all up to speed match ready, flog of all the dead wood next summer and bed them into the team next year. who knows 😬 hope they all do well.

5.) 03 Sep 2018 12:06:38
I think it's good that we're sending these players out on loan. It'll be good for them to get the experience. Instead of playing under 23 football. However, my one issue is that looking at the teams from the weekends no one has actually started any games, apart from Jones and Carrillo who actually scored this weekend vs Real Madrid.



30 Mar 2018 22:14:19
Well guys, girls and eds. the dawn of possibly one of our biggest games in many years up there with cup finals and promotion from championship. tomorrow is massive and although not damming, I think anything but a win is a bad result. Hopefully we can upset them and their fans and west ham get deducted points for being uncontrollable in their £5 a year rent football stadium, for which we pay the policing and security for . hopefully a massive win and any fan brave enough to venture to west ham stays safe. come on you saints!


1.) 31 Mar 2018 15:25:16
Well that's that #hughesout.

2.) 31 Mar 2018 15:53:59
3 goals. all from our possession given away . awful awful goals. worse half of football I've ever seen. and I was at the spurs saints cup game when we lost 6-2 years ago. grobbelar in goal!

3.) 31 Mar 2018 16:56:35
No confidence at all in the team
Men against boys today West Ham wanted it more than us we were a joke from start to finish
I wish something would change but it’s like ground hog day
To good to go down
I don’t think so after today.



06 Jan 2018 14:42:45
Great to see sims back from injury and on the bench. come on you saints!




30 Dec 2017 19:32:52
Van dijk who? in all seriousness what an absolute amazing performance from our defensive unit and all. no telling what that will do for confidence. if only Tadic had of gone down like he'd been shot when Ashley young elbowed him. wonder if he'll face retrospective.


1.) 30 Dec 2017 19:51:05
Where did that come from, got a feeling FF has played his last game this season McCarthy did exactly what he doesn’t do commanded the area and came out of the 6 yard box with confidence. Why has it taken so long to get him between the sticks? Do you think us telling the club for ages has helped. Man U were pretty poor, Boufal and Hojbjerg were outstanding.

2.) 30 Dec 2017 20:44:11
Agree with the most of what you said, especially about Mccarthy. But I thought Boufal was pretty poor today. So many passes going straight to United players. But we defended very well today. Very tense game shouting at the TV as always though.

3.) 30 Dec 2017 22:27:21
May I say I am not in agreement with a fair few of my saint fans inregard to FF he's a great goalie that souldn't be underrated more over be valued. Yes he hasn't been at his best this season but he's committed himself to saints that would never be taken granted.

You wishful guys out there may wish he players for Liverpool in a couple of weeks time?

Personally I hate the fact we again in process of going backwards as we paid indirectly the 200 million backk to Southampton new owners.

Only another 125 million to go! I've been asking for while they invest some money to buy Eastleigh FC so it becomes just like a Barcelona B team.

It can become our Academy's wing to bring through many more youth players! This way they can share our training ground as there is no conflict of insterest and would safe costs. I hope you guys agree with me?

4.) 30 Dec 2017 23:47:36
Ff is a good keeper. He's been suffering with awful form for a year. He's lost his club and country place which isn't a decision taken lightly I'm sure. What I saw today from McCarthy us a gk commanding his area, who looked mobile and ability to get down with good decision making. I don't know whether Ff lost confidence after his injury or having a crisis of confidence but a gk instills the confidence throughout the team. Ff has caused anxiety amongst the back four.

I'm not saying McCarthy totally has sorted that today but it was great to see a goalkeeper claiming crosses and holding low shots as opposed to shoveling them away. he deserves to start again Tuesday.

5.) 30 Dec 2017 23:54:32
I disagree with almost everything you said there 4th. Some of it just makes zero sense, and he bit about FF I just don’t really understand your point. We should be grateful he’s been awful, because that way he won’t leave?

6.) 31 Dec 2017 09:55:08
Ok 123 you have your views fair play.
All I am saying he's out of form and for a while so deserved to be dropped. However, I am hoping that my follow saint fans can tamper their views to be more constructive and suport him in both good and bad times. Reaching out to a player in bad form can make a player feel better about themselves.

Please step into his shoes right now and ask yourself how would you be feeling?

Nobody sets out to have a bad day at the office but it happens to us all from time to time. Believe me FF has the ability to be a top top player when his form returns. You guys can help make the difference by giving him the support when he needs it the most. FF has committed himself to Saint for rest of his playing career that shouldn't under valued in my view.
Imagine how you would feel if you saw with own eyes the difference you made when his form returns?
I remember when he returned form injury after several months out and kept 6 clean sheet in a row and we shot up the league table because of that form.
We are suppoters So please please support him when he needs you the most.
Sing his name while he sits on the bench over the next couple of weeks he will train harder and feel better about himself because that support. Slowly his form will return because you did your job and supported him.
Believe me it's a win win. Don't be a hen pecker choose to be a supporter.

7.) 31 Dec 2017 10:27:50
Not trying to be cynical but when you say he committed his future to Saints I don’t know what you mean, if you mean he signed a contract then that is not a commitment. VVD signed a 6 year contract and then look what happened. I don’t want to run FF down too much but your point of the clean sheet business was primarily down to our top class defence at the time and if you look at his shots against and save ratio it wasn’t that impressive. FF is a fair keeper at his best but not flexible enough to play at PL level in my opinion. Don’t know why but watched McCarthy yesterday and felt confident. Might go pear shaped on Tuesday who knows but his all round ability and reading of the ball seems superior to FF on this single occasion. We’ll see what happens.

8.) 31 Dec 2017 11:59:27
That's a very human and kind view you've taken with regards to FF 4thelove. if I were to step in FF sizeable boots right now I'd feel embarrassed at being paid £70+k a week, putting in shocking performances, losing my England and saints place. I'd feel like I needed to seriously up my game, train harder, work harder, play much much better and battle to regain the trust of my manager, teammates and fans. He should have been dropped a while ago and they stuck with him. fair enough. But he has been very poor for sometime.

9.) 31 Dec 2017 12:33:18
Believe he may actually be our top earner .100 grand a week. that would make me feel a bit better about things while my beautiful girlfriend waited at home while I drove to the golf club in my sports car.

10.) 01 Jan 2018 05:33:41
Of course we’re all entitled to our views 4th.

I don’t see your point about criticisms hurting him, I highly doubt FF is reading these posts and part of his job as a professional footballer, and a well paid one like that, is to be thick skinned and deal with criticism. The media and fans pay his salary, and they have a right to openly debate his performances. So in the nicest possible way, I don’t really care how the criticism feels for him.

Bad days at the office and dips in form happen, but this has gone beyond that now. It doesn’t help that by all accounts, including one of the Eds on the site, his work ethic could be better. I’ve seen many interviews in which he blames bad luck for his poor performances, which tells me he’s not likely to turn it around quickly.

I haven’t criticised him unduly, but he needs to be dropped. Of course, if he works hard and makes himself our best option again, or is called into action due to injury, then he’ll have my support again.

Support unwaveringly during games, criticise fairly in between them. Your approach may make sound nice, but it is of little help.

11.) 01 Jan 2018 12:10:58
First off happy New years guys and girls I hope your year is filled with hope joy and love.

I like you 123 you are the ying to my yang.
you always make some sound points from an opposite side the fence.
I think it's safe to say we are all frustrated saints fans right now and have been for a few years with all the coming and goings!

We've seen and have had and still have some world class players on our books but It's unlikely we are going to win anything I'm afraid to say because we've had real chances to win something other then just pride.
Because we've had some exciting players but the club's steadbillly has been far more important then boom and bust that has happen to us other clubs in the past. meaning they chose to sale players for profit few times. Because of this players have lost faith in the clubs direction. They in turn has focus their mind to put themselves first.
This great club has been run well since we saw the back of Rupert Low.

Until we've paid back the other 125 million back to the new controlling we won't compete against the top boy's like it or not that's reality of it.

It's why I feel we should focus on buying Eastleigh Fc and being them up to league one as an academy wing So we can develop 80%
Of our first team from it and we need to be ruthless about it if each player hasn't made half a dozen first team by the time they are 21 thanwe should sod them off. This way we can complete and keep the players as we won't need to balance the books. We then keep a group of players together as they develop together it's likely they would become firm friends giving them a team spirit and unbreakable bond.



21 Dec 2017 06:09:02
Good morning all . so who would you all like to see in out in the transfer window. eds any transfer news at all of solid foundation?
Many thanks as always and merry Christmas to all, be safe.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing new at this time.}

1.) 22 Dec 2017 09:47:54
REckon vvd will go if the right offer comes in nobody could say he has looked good since his return. Could see long and Davis going if the right deal came in wouldn’t mind Mitrovic from Newcastle for the right money and a traore from borough type player for out and out pace. Think midfield should be Lenina/ Romeu and Hjiberg now if all fit.

2.) 22 Dec 2017 12:41:08
Not sure about mitrovic. the type of player I think is exactly what we need but his personality I think is a bit too fiery. not sure wouldn't mind that traore but again reminds me a bit if boufal. needs to try something 100 times for it to come off. I would like to know what's happening to the black box. we are actually spending a lot of money on transfers . lemina looks quality and boufal I hope will come good but where are the unearthed gems we were so good at finding. its like the whole "Southampton way" has totally changed.

3.) 22 Dec 2017 19:21:37
I think we sell VVD to bolster our attack because Mr Goa won't spend any money this season who we buy? God knows? Cause we haven't bought a well known name since Charlie Austin.

4.) 23 Dec 2017 17:42:57
^ Was Mane a well known name? Or Pelle, VVD even Lambert when we got him?

Hal Robson Kanu, Stephen Ireland and Mame Diouf are all pretty well known though. Being ''well known'' isn't the be all and end all.

5.) 23 Dec 2017 20:37:51
Sorry sainty the black box hasn't worked this season or last we are selling ready made player's and replacing with player's with potential to be good player's in 2 or 3 seasons. We will have so much potential with not enough experience to integrate with look how well it did with Arsenal?

6.) 25 Dec 2017 20:22:11
Long seriously needs to go. He has done nothing. Redmond needs to starts scoring, the same as Gabbiadini. Hojberg has been very solid in the last few games he has played and he needs to be a more regular starter. I don't mind if VVD goes as long as he doesn't go to liverpool. Would prefer him to go to either Man City or Barca. In regards to players in we need someone to replace long. Either someone young on loan who still has good quality, such as brahim diaz. A legend to return such as pelle, an older, class striker such as torres, or someone in their mid 20's such as paco alcacer. Then we might start winning. anyway, tis the season to be joyful, so merry christmas and a happy new year.

7.) 26 Dec 2017 21:28:54
ponykeeper83 for god sake we're not Arsenal, get real. It got them 4th for years. I'll take that!

8.) 27 Dec 2017 01:48:34
C'mon 123 I was using arsenal as an example but yeah I would take 4th and champions league football any day.

9.) 28 Dec 2017 01:19:51
But the point is of course we are doing that. If we sell a star to Liverpool, City etc. then we can't go out and get someone in of that quality, because players of that quality want to go to Liverpool, City etc.

So our only option is to look for players with the potential to be that good one day, as we did when we signed all of these top players we're selling. Hopefully, a few come through at the same time, with a similar effect to what we've seen with Spurs over the last few years.

The black box is an effective scouting/ player analysis system. It's not a magical star player vending machine.

As a side point, does Lemina not count as a big name? We got him from Juve for god sake, hardly a diamond in the rough.




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02 Jul 2018 19:09:20
Surprised to see olomola released.


1.) 03 Jul 2018 08:37:15
Said this all last season thought he could’ve made it fast strong and an eye for goal played europa league game and looked frighteneningky quick think puel had to tell him to slow down.



13 May 2018 17:11:11
Well. hopefully it'll be an important season in shaping our future. I guess we'll done for staying up, well done Hughes and thank you. Thanks to all the eds who offer their insight and information to us even when sometimes we don't want to hear it and thanks to everyone here who engages in usually good, well informed or well thought opinion and debate. now who if anyone would people lose over the summer?


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1.) 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!

2.) 13 May 2018 20:33:08
I think the likes of Forster as we may still be able to get ok money for him, Davies and Long have served their time but would be reluctant to lose anyone else. I think we need to concentrate on strengthening rather than selling anyone. We have a pretty good squad on the whole but there is not real competition for the first team players. No-one is really fighting for the place and being spurred on.

We need a decent keeper to at least compete with AM if not better than him, a good young keeper would be nice. We need an experienced centre back who can lead the line and educate Stephens and Hoedt. A right back to compete with Cedric, a genuine left back to compete with Bertrand, an experienced head in midfield may help to control and motivate ML, PEH and OR, a genuine attacking threat from midfield would be good. We have several wide options and if we hold on to Carrillo, we have a plan B if CA isn’t working. Would be good to have an exciting young forward nipping at his heels though to keep him honest.

So some exciting young players to provide competition to first teamers and a couple of experienced heads to help the back line and midfield reach their potential. I’m too busy celebrating staying up, sunshine and Sunday to bother naming names. COYR!

3.) 13 May 2018 21:20:44
To be honest I don’t think we will be able to sell Forster, his confidence and reputation will be damaged. Maybe we could have Harry Lewis back as no 2/ 3 and sign another promising keeper and loan FF out to save on the high wages.

4.) 14 May 2018 08:18:53
Not sure I agree with you about player sales Figo. I wouldn't go as far as those saying everyone should go, but I want to see us being proactive about re-working the squad. That doesn't mean a firesale, but getting rid of some key players who have been underperforming (Bertrand, Boufal, Redmond, Tadic, Cedric, Forster are all people I'd be listening to offers for) . This will make room for a few youngsters to get a proper chance (JWP, McQueen/ Targett, Sims etc. ) and a few new signings to come in.

I think we actually have decent depth which is why I think we need to sell in order to sign players. In a perfect world:
Bertrand, Boufal, Tadic, Forster, Long.

GK - someone affordable and young to compete with AM
RB - ditto, to push Cedric
LB - experienced plan B to McQueen/ Targett
CB - We need our new Fonte. As Figo said, someone who will make Stephens/ Hoedt better.
AM - Dream signing until a few months ago was Jesse Lingard. Not going to happen, but someone of that style.
W/ ST - Electric pace, direct. Mane replacement

Maybe I'm guilty of football manager thinking here to an extent, but I do think we need a bit of a shakeup despite surviving. To me we need a bit of a culture change though, which requires different personnel and normally a return to the youth system for young, hungry players.

5.) 14 May 2018 09:41:09
Unfortunately I can see up to 9 players leaving.
FF has to go for his own career
Yoshi has had a offer
Bertrand I think will leave
Tadic has had a offer
Boufal has played his last game
Lamana will be in hot demand
Charlie will probably leave
Our new striker that I don’t even know his name
I’m sure there will be more but I can see all the above leaving. It’s not all bad, the club is in a financial safe place and I can’t see our new investors/ owners wanting to be in a relegation battle next season so hopefully have some exciting players coming in. It’s who they put in charge.
Don’t forget it was only in January we were after 30mil Quincey Promms! Exciting times and we are still in the Prem which feels like winning something at the time being.

6.) 14 May 2018 09:43:33
Think for a GK we could probably look at bringing back Harry Lewis from loan, don't actually know how well he's been doing up in Scotland, but his regular football might mean he will be able to step up to the PL.
Think it's about time we brought through McQueen/ Targett, they should be good enough to step up. We need to start bringing through academy players.
Agreed with the CB statement, but who do we sign?
Agreed with the AM - but again who do we sign? Boufal or Tadic could do the job but their inconsistency isn't good for us. Could we look at resigning Lallana from Scouseland.
Agreed with ST - but again this could easily become Redmond.

7.) 14 May 2018 11:22:37
Who have Tadic and Yoshi been linked with?

8.) 14 May 2018 11:23:40
How about looking at non league worked with Vardy.

9.) 14 May 2018 12:38:05
Lol it’s not as simple as just saying look at non league because of one strange example of a player taking that step up successfully.

Cb and attack are the spots we should invest in top players at. Hard to say who at this stage, but off the top of my head:
- moussa dembele
-adama traore
-Patrick Roberts
- Ben Gibson (remember him!? )
- Alfie Mawson
- Jonny Evans
- charly musonda

A few of these - Mawson, Evans, dembele - may seem a bit unrealistic, but they’re players who will be wanting a move and if big moves don’t materialise, then I think we’d have a shot.



31 Mar 2018 17:02:05
Might be the best thing to happen. rebuild, bring on the youth and return to the Southampton way . because at the moment we look awful and deserve to go down.


1.) 31 Mar 2018 18:31:03
I agree 100% get rid of the players that clearly think they're too good for the squad, Tadic, Redmond, Bertrand etc. The championship could see us bring through the likes of Sims, McQueen and build a fresh squad of youth products that have struggled to come through since MoPo left.

2.) 31 Mar 2018 23:17:16
Either way we need to rebuild, be a bit ruthless about getting rid of dead weight and bring in some new blood. To say that we would be better off doing that in the Championship is absurd though.



31 Mar 2018 15:21:12
Wo wtf. I can't believe what I am watching. I didn't think we could get worse. Apparently I was once again wrong.


1.) 31 Mar 2018 15:55:34
Maybe we will thrash Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester, Man City?

2.) 31 Mar 2018 16:40:13
I went to Newcastle and didn’t think we would every play that bad again this season
How wrong I was
You know what pisses me off is all this bull rubbish they pipe on about in the week that they are going to give it all for the team and show some fight
Really well today’s game showed zero fight in it
The players gave the ball away to cheaply and were always second best to every challenge
Our defence
Sorry I’m confusing it with the 4 players who have no communication run round in circles and are good at picking the hall out of our own net
Yes those 4 players
hoof sorry I meant Hoedt is rubbish at best
Stephens struggles goes on little runs and then gets caught out
Bertrand doesn’t give a ****
And Cédric has already lined up another club so there’s no interest to keep this team together
Hughes must be thinking why did I take this on.



18 Mar 2018 18:25:01
Just to say fair play to the fans that travel, Newcastle last week and Wigan today. Not nice conditions, middle of the month but great support. I don't travel as I can't afford it but not sure I would of last week or today so thanks to those that do. Looked s great atmosphere today and glad you were rewarded with the win.


1.) 19 Mar 2018 11:37:52
Firstly, I’d like to echo Rayzer’s praise of the travelling support for our team. Those ardent fans who make long trips in all weather conditions to support the team despite our struggles this season. The noise created yesterday and the singing throughout was wonderful and I’m sure made a difference.

I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that watching the first 45 minutes against Wigan, I was worried about the final result. The wind and playing surface clearly played a part with passes being over and under hit by both teams, but we seemed to be relying a little too heavily on trying to feed Gabbi with balls over the top of Wigan’s back four. Not an easy thing to do when one of their centre backs is 6ft 7. We were effectively gifting the ball back to Wigan who were not only passing more successfully but making runs and playing nice patterns around and through our team.

It was nice to see two play up top together, but then disheartening to see Carrillo have his least effective performance and Gabbi continuing to look as though his confidence is at rock bottom. On the bench, our other striking option is Shane Long so goals may continue to be thin on the ground from our strikers unless Charlie Austin returns fully fit and firing. Wrap him in cotton wool.

MH also opted to play our most gifted technical players as our wide men, hoping they would unlock Wigan. I thought Tadic had little impact in Wigan’s third but he did track back and help out. Boufal on the other hand had little impact at either end of the pitch and as most of Wigan’s attacks were down their right hand side in that first half, poor Ryan Bertrand was left hopelessly exposed, unsure whether to press the ball or follow the overlapping runner. He usually opted for the latter, leaving the Wigan player with ball at feet to make considerable ground and threaten our area. Boufal needs to work much harder to protect Bertrand if he is to continue playing in the first team.

Whilst MH made no substitutions at half time and kept the formation very similar, I did notice a little tweak to our attacking movement. Tadic and Boufal who had been playing high and wide in the first half, tucked in narrow in the second allowing more space out wide for Bertrand and the ever-willing Cedric to overlap. This resulted in more width, and players getting in behind Wigan’s back four for the first time, or isolating their man and beating them before getting a cross in. Just following on from the above Boufal point, Bertrand is the more dangerous crosser of the ball so it is always a shame to see him reluctant to commit to attacks as he is unhappy about the cover provided behind him.

But it was great to see the team come out and play much better in the second half. This did happen under MP2, though usually once we were a goal down and fighting to get something from the game. Our passing was crisper, more urgent and with greater direction. We looked an attacking threat and put Wigan under real pressure. After the first goal, they rolled the dice and after an initial spell of pressure from them, it allowed us better space when we did attack.

When the misplaced back pass rolled to Gabbi’s feet, I’ll be honest in saying I feared a miss was more likely than a goal. He seems to need an age at the moment to get the ball under control and out from under him before shooting. The back pass was not fired in, it trickled to him. Equally with the penalty, though my fingers were crossed, the fact I needed to rely on superstition to will the ball in, is perhaps telling. He struck the ball well and was unlucky to see the keeper guess the right way but once Walton had made the right choice, the ball was at a good height for him and not in the side netting. Misses like this will not do Gabbi’s confidence any good at all. We need him to find his mojo.

I was delighted with the second goal, not simply because it killed the game off but also because Cedric was the scorer. He earned it yesterday as his work rate was excellent, not only getting up and down the right flank from open play but also as he provided a willing outlet when we were defending set pieces. He’s probably the weakest in the air for our team so if you’re not going to stick him on the post, why not use that energy to provide you with the chance of a swift counter. And so it proved. Yes, there was luck when Redmond’s pass was deflected perfectly into Cedric’s path, but that header to flick the ball on for himself was perfect not only in controlling the ball but giving him something to chase and taking the Wigan defender out of the equation. This was then followed by a composed finish past a goalkeeper who must have looked like a literal giant to Cedric. He can be frustrating in relation to the quality of his crossing and his inability to beat his man in attack, plus his lack of height being exposed in defence, but Cedric is always a player you see demanding more of those around him and running himself into the ground for the team. Good on him.

All in all, a good result and a marker was laid in the second half for the team to try to reach for the full 90 minutes against West Ham. Under MP2 there were too many false dawns; the team would play well for a half or even a full 90 minutes and I would think we had turned a corner and would kick on, only to see the team come out in the next game and play as though they had never seen each other or a football before. So West Ham is obviously a huge game because of what is at stake in respect of the points, but also it is huge as it may give an indication as to whether MH is able to help the team find some consistency in their performance levels. We’ll have to wait and see whether the two week gap is a help or hinderance.




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01 Sep 2018 09:08:18
Yeah can see that and targett is playing well at the moment, I just wondered if McQueen had more about him going forward, he started as a left winger and was always more impressed with his forward play. thought he could of been a decent option but good luck yo him and hope he comes back even better. I've said before I actually rate reed McQueen and Sims good enough to be starters for Southampton but we've packed the squad with so many expensive foreigners that they can't get s look in. maybe hughes plan is get them all up to speed match ready, flog of all the dead wood next summer and bed them into the team next year. who knows 😬 hope they all do well.




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30 Aug 2018 14:40:08
And now sam McQueen to Boro.




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09 Jul 2018 14:18:55
I wasn't sure about AM at first. But he did all the simple stuff we were begging FF to do. Catching crosses, commanding his box, holding the ball and actually making some unbelievable saves in the last few games. Now will it continue? Who knows, but from what I've seen if him as a goalkeeper. I've got no worries right now about his ability. even if he does just do the basics well.




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04 Jul 2018 12:54:41
Ed. as always your information is greatly appreciated. thanks to you and all eds that put huge amounts of time and effort into the site.


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08 Apr 2018 15:58:02
Just a slice will do. better performance shame not to get a point really. Arsenal is still arsenal no matter the 11 starting and no shame in today.





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22 Aug 2018 18:24:01
Saints 123.I've not mentioned any point last week about the board not spending enough money. Think you've got me confused with someone else, I thought we had a great transfer window and felt every poaition was addressed. my only criticism may be that we didn't ship out more midfielders but if there are no takers then we can just give them away. I was just saying that gone are the days of the old Southampton way. times have changed and we are spending a lot of money on players, our last 3 signings have broken our transfer record. I didn't say its bad . just different I understand why but I also said what I would prefer. and I actually think sam mcqueen and josh sims looked as good as anyone when given a chance. I just think there is an apprehensive approach due to the concern of premier league survival. I could well be wrong and they may not be good enough, fit enough, strong enough physically or mentally so I am merely offering my view on the younger players.




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21 Aug 2018 16:55:24
Its sad. In an awful season he looked our bright spark. certainly more than ready for premiership football and has been for a while. I tgink it represents the new "southampton way" pay top money for mediocre players in the hope we will keep cashing the premier league cheques. harrison reed, Sam McQueen, josh sims. among some. a long list that I've felt looked ready and were performing well at a high standard. I don't get it and I would rather come 17th with those boys than mid table with carillos and alike.




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11 Aug 2018 09:32:29
Anything better than last year . hopefully more from McQueen, sims and reed. and more direct, exciting attacking football. beyond that. 💁.




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26 Jun 2018 16:13:59
Redmond has never looked good, not at Norwich and not at Southampton . pace but nothing else. Tadic I've always been critical of but. everyone in the game (professionals) raves about how good he is for southampton and how good the job is he does . now I've never seen enough of that but I feel apprehensive of selling him in case we all of a sudden really miss what the professionals see? I dunno but I hope there is a real gutting of players that do not seem to be Southampton players . a bit fluffy I know but a physio is a friend of a friend type thing says Redmond and boufal are really disruptive and have bad attitudes around the dressing room. now I don't know how true it is so don't shoot me but I wouldn't be sorry to see them leave. Carrillo doesn't seem to have enough about him to be suited to us but you're right in he has not had enough of a look in so I wouldn't be fussed either way if he stayed or left.




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03 Jun 2018 16:21:43
Too much. as with the rest of the footballing world.