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26 Jan 2018 13:18:32
Carrillo has officially signed! Bring on the goals!

1.) 26 Jan 2018 22:41:14
I really hope I’m wrong but Carillo looks an average player with an average track record. He’s supposed to be good in the air but not that good with his feet, a panic buy I feel and one the club will regret 19.2 million times.

2.) 27 Jan 2018 08:34:08
Hope not I've watched him on u tube his movement and alertness looked ok but obviously there not going to show when he's played a mare
All we can do is cheer the lad on and hope he has the same impact gabbi did last year.

3.) 28 Jan 2018 11:43:33
What is wrong with you lot . give the man a chance, at Monaco he had to fight with wonderful players for a starting birth. We have missed Pelle and he has some similar qualities, strong, ariel, good age

Im pleased to see him . welcome to the club, we need your assistance

4.) 28 Jan 2018 15:59:55
to be fair to him, he was only behind Cavani, Lacazette and Neymar in terms of goals per minute. Give him a chance, he might surprise you.



18 Jan 2018 20:50:38
Apparently we are highly interested in Pontus Jansson.

1.) 19 Jan 2018 08:05:47
Quincy promes 53 in 101 games for spartak Moscow
Dutch player sounds good ratio of goals per game but they are asking for 30 mill
At some point we have to start getting real and say that the top players are going to be a lot more money
But I'd be surprised at this one.



17 Jan 2018 20:58:38
There are rumours that we are looking at Adama Traore now that Walcott has gone to Everton.

1.) 18 Jan 2018 09:29:03
Always seemed to me as a very 'raw' talent - Quick as a whippet and bags of ability, just seemed to struggle to put that into something tangible on the pitch. Don't get me wrong though, would love us to buy him! ;-)

2.) 18 Jan 2018 09:37:44
Buy him I’ve said it enough times looks more level headed this year will he leave borough for us though.

3.) 18 Jan 2018 10:41:19
Quick as a whippet and bags of ability. sounds like another Long or Redmond.

4.) 18 Jan 2018 22:22:59
I'd like him, but not necessarily sure he'd be a difference maker this year for us. Good signing long term though.



16 Jan 2018 16:45:05
Apparently we have launched an inquiry into Kevin Gameiro. Any truths in this eds?

I would love to see him at the club. He really showed his class when playing for Sevilla, and he hasn't been downright rubbish for Atletico either. What are anyone else's thoughts?

{Ed002's Note - I would need to ask.}

1.) 17 Jan 2018 10:28:50
Everything I have seen is the club saying they have not had talks for gameiro or gaitan.



08 Jan 2018 17:37:12
apparently there is high interest in celtic's Stuart armstrong. any trith in this eds?

{Ed007's Note - Yes. Armstrong is available and Southampton and WBA are definitely interested in him but nothing will happen - if it's going to happen in this window -until Celtic get back from Dubai next week.}

1.) 08 Jan 2018 20:02:07
Ok, thank you.

{Ed007's Note - No probs buddy.}

2.) 09 Jan 2018 12:50:27
Why the hell do we need yet another midfielder. We are swimming in them for God's sake. Strikers are what we need .

3.) 09 Jan 2018 15:00:38
Apparently he can play on the left jonah as I've been told by celtic fan.

{Ed007's Note - He can play in CM/LM or as a No.10.}

4.) 09 Jan 2018 18:30:19
Don't know anything about him really but I've been saying we need a No 10/ CAM type player so sounds like he could be good.

Would prefer to see someone like him than spending loads on Walcott.

{Ed007's Note - As usual the question is whether he can make the step up from Scotland to England but he held his own in Europe no problem. I'm actually pretty disappointed to see him leaving as he struggled at first with us but I was always willing him to show what he can do and he started turning things round when Rodgers came in - I had him pegged as a future Celtic captain. If he does join you won't be 'moaning' about his effort and commitment, he'll work and graft every minute he's on the park and he will score some cracking goals too. He's a quiet unassuming lad - and is or was studying for a law degree - and that sometimes comes across as nonchalant but behind that he's got a heart of a lion.}

5.) 10 Jan 2018 08:57:34
Ed007 - that does sound impressive and sounds like a player we could do with, maybe a replacement for Davis. The only thing I would say and would love to see us bring in is a player with a bit of attitude about him, someone that will stand up and fight. I look at our squad and to me we always seem to sign the quite type!

{Ed007's Note - He's not quiet when he's on the pitch, he's an aggressive player and likes a meaty tackle - ooo er matron!}

6.) 10 Jan 2018 14:21:54
It's a well-trodden path from Parkhead to St Mary's and they've all been successful buys, no reason this should be any different if it goes ahead.

7.) 11 Jan 2018 10:14:08
Ed007 - well then I would love to see him play at St Marys. Can I ask, do you not get fed up with us keep coming for your best players? I know its football but like Liverpool taking our best players, I struggle with it. I know VVD is good business but still it hurts for us to sell our best year in year out.

{Ed007's Note - It does pee me off when we're playing in the CL where players like Forster, VVD and Wanyama would make a big difference to our team but as you said, it's what football is these days. In a way though it helps our recruitment because we can offer players a proven route to the EPL so it's a bit swings and roundabouts.}

8.) 11 Jan 2018 14:16:23
Ed, that is a good way to look at it, I admire your maturity. For me even at 40 now I still struggle to accept it, you would think us saints fans should be used to it by now.

I actually can't believe the liverpool fan on Talk sport this morning, he actually was angry that liverpool's best players keep getting sold! WTF, try being a celtic or Southampton supporter mate! . Anyway keep up the good work Ed's, you all do a sterling job.




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18 Mar 2018 16:06:22
FA Cup final an actual reality?

1.) 18 Mar 2018 16:31:10
Depends who we’re drawn against would like Leicester
That’s our best opportunity to get there
Could be a repeat of last years final for the
EFL final
But with us lifting the cup.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 19:36:32
Wembley here we come
Chelsea the easiest route out of what’s left to get to the final lol
Today’s performance was a breath of fresh air compaired to what we’ve watched this season
Every player looked up for it first half Wigan were on top but second half we came out and controlled the game
The first time this season we’ve come out second half with any conviction
Looking forward to our run in now with a bit more confidence and belief we can do it

3.) 18 Mar 2018 20:05:51
I don't think it's about 'the first time this season we've come out second half with any conviction' .
it didn't matter whether we were played off the park and struggling, we came out the second half with the same team, the same formation, the same tactics. This was the first time the team came out for the second half and played totally different . in attitude, style of play, positional play, structure.
To hear MH say you have to adjust your team to the way the other team is playing, was a breath of fresh air. To see passion from a manager was a breath of fresh air!
And yes, I am not a great MH fan . but full credit, he got it right today.



15 Mar 2018 05:35:34
Hello fellow saints fans, I know some people on this forum are not totally happy with Hughes as a manager but now he has been appointed we need to get behind him and give him 100% support and show him what Southampton fans are all about. COYR.

1.) 15 Mar 2018 06:24:50
Totally agree
He will shake things up massively now like you said 100%
Behind the team and Hughes for us to get out of this.

2.) 15 Mar 2018 06:53:50
Not an overwhelming appointment but beggars can't be choosers. With our precarious position and what little time left it's a bit fortunate we even managed to get someone proven (although not in a good way) . Obviously the board are looking at PL experience as a major factor right now and not many out there available has that as much as Sparky. I still stand by what I said about his managerial abilities but he's here and I will back the team. Any step after sacking MP2 is a step forward in my book. If we do stay up I don't think Hughes is the way forward in the long term though and I still hope the board are smart enough to appoint Jokanovic if Fulham don't get promoted and we secure safety.

3.) 15 Mar 2018 06:59:39
Go Sparky. It’s time to shine!

4.) 15 Mar 2018 08:03:57
Morning. Just a quick post before setting off away for a few days taking in the horse racing at Cheltenham on Friday as well. Good luck to our new manager Sparky. Good luck to our players on Sunday at Wigan. It won’t be easy as Man City found out in the last round. I for one have every confidence in Sparky and would obviously take Premier League survival over a Wembley visit. Would be nice to have both. To all the supporters going to Wigan I wish a safe journey and a great day out. After that the last 8 matches will be like a cup final. To all like many others support every match from start to finish. Keep the noise and atmosphere at 100% plus. I wish I could be there and I miss the match days at St, Mary’s. The Northam End are amazing. I’ve told all my new friends in New Zealand about my beloved Saints and actuall found a couple of ex pats that follow Southampton. Have a great day.

{Ed001's Note - good luck at the races mate.}

5.) 15 Mar 2018 09:15:48
Thanks Ed001 I’ll need it. Have a great day.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know, you must have had a lot of luck in life to end up in NZ.}

6.) 15 Mar 2018 11:00:21
Although I had some concerns about us being linked with Hughes, now he’s been announced, I totally agree (and am sure no-one would disagree) that now we can get behind the team and start the season from scratch. And to balance out my concerns about Hughes, here are some positive vibes:

We have a new manager! Its not MP2! It was done quickly, he’s in place with time to meet the team and get ready for our big game against West Ham with a little run out in the cup to have a first hand look at the team. I’m sure he’ll want to get revenge on Moyes and West Ham too after Stoke lost to them in December. He did improve Stoke and their playing style when he took over from Pulis for the first couple of seasons and let's face it, we can’t play any worse then we were under MP2 (especially in that last game! ) . We still have winnable games left to play, a talented young side and now a manager with Premier League experience to try to bring the best out of them. Even with Stoke’s poor season this time around and that poor QPR season, Hughes has a record of his teams getting a win or draw from 62% of their Premier league games.

Finally, the players will be buoyed by a new manager coming in with fresh ideas, determination and a desire to win games and prove his doubters wrong; in contrast to a very nice man who spent his time telling us (and probably the players) that the hardest thing to do in football is score goals and win matches and that losing is a part of our life in football. Sometimes you are the winner and some you are on the losing side. I can’t imagine such pearls of wisdom coming from Mark Hughes.


7.) 15 Mar 2018 15:55:39
Just booked into the Holiday Inn Express, Swindon. Staying overnight and going on to Cheltenham Horse Racing course tomorrow to take in a bit of atmosphere when the ‘big race ‘ happens. Just to comment on the posts of figodasilva. Having read quite a few I find his post very informative and to the point. Has figodasilva had a history of journalism, if not he should consider it. Keep the posts up Figo they make good reading. Also the Ed’s should have some praise as well they obviously do a lot of work behind the scenes. To all supporters keep behind the Saints players and manager. They will need it in the final forthcoming 8 matches. Staying at a relative of my partner on Sunday in Reading so hopefully watch the f. a. cup game against Wigan. Have a good weekend everybody. COYR’s.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate and totally agree on figo, his posts are always excellent reading. I always enjoy them, even when I disagree on some of the points made.}

8.) 15 Mar 2018 16:40:22
Thank you for the compliments guys. I’m sure there’ll be plenty more agreeable/ disagreeable comments in the coming weeks…….

{Ed001's Note - hopefully some more celebratory ones once Saints clinch survival as well.}

9.) 16 Mar 2018 09:06:34
A good solid experienced appointment who knows the league inside out. His long term position will surely depend on if we stay up but I certainly feel more confident in our survival now MP has left. I would really like to see Joko appointed next season as I believe he was good at Watford and has been superb at Fulham.

10.) 17 Mar 2018 17:26:55
Ed is a closet saint :)



03 Mar 2018 18:51:32
Did we just draw with Stoke? or is that just a runour?

! **~#@W%£$BC! JB#SYY (scuse the frnech)



19 Feb 2018 21:59:13
Well there is now officially FA cup hope! It is because of games like Man City vs Wigan that football is arguable the best sport in the world. Especially where it originated in good ol England! FA Cup here we come!



17 Feb 2018 18:27:30
And we're through to the next round of the FA cup! Something to be happy about fellow saints!




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12 Mar 2018 20:37:05
I think the best thing for the club would be a manager who has managed a big club such as Manuel Pellegrini or Thomas Tuchel. I know these are unlikely candidates, however Rafael Benítez (dare I mention his name) has obviously improved Newcastle who at the time they were relegated were in a similar situation to saints now. He stayed on through the championship and it looks like they could be staying up. The only other thing I am pinning my hope on is that Leicester won the Prem the season after they were nearly relegated so there is hope!



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03 Feb 2018 17:07:04
And he now has a vital win under his belt.



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30 Jan 2018 16:33:34
yes but we are running out of time. only a couple of days left so it will be tight to get him.



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24 Jan 2018 20:45:03
Apparently we are expecting to have signed Promes by saturday.



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11 Jan 2018 06:51:47
Yes but how many games has long started compared to kelichi? probably around three times as many, and long isn't our top scorer.




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15 Mar 2018 05:49:13
We can't totally focus on Mark Hughes' last season at stoke. He has had some very good seasons with stoke, and like most managers they all have their bad seasons and get the sack. It has become a part of the game it seems now. So let's give this manager loads of support and have the sky as the limit!



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15 Mar 2018 05:44:38
Love the spirit Saint Etienne! We need more, more positive fans I think.



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13 Mar 2018 22:22:39
I was thinking that too. Saints have got some very good technical players such as manolo, boufal, carrillo, redmond ect. so hughes might not be too bad. However I would prefer someone else instead.



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13 Mar 2018 13:51:28
While you're at it why not try Rowan Atkinson?



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10 Mar 2018 16:28:27
I only hope we're proved wrong.