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24 May 2018 19:14:17
Apparently we are going in for lyon centre back, Mouctar Diakhaby. he is only 21 and he looks very promising. any truth in this eds?

{Ed001's Note - there is certainly interest from Saints, no idea if Lyon are willing to part with him or if he would want the move though.}



05 May 2018 13:33:49
There was some news that Liverpool would have to pay Southampton a lot of money if they won the champions league. Any truth in this eds?

{Ed002's Note - There are performance related additional fees that cover appearances, winning the Premier League and the Champions League. Southampton will get an additional payment if Liverpool were to win and part of that, sa 10%, then has to be passed on to Celtic.}



20 Apr 2018 20:59:54
Well it will be fun to play Portsmouth again next season. maybe.



27 Mar 2018 22:31:52
Saints are apparently interested in Mohamed Elyounoussi from Basel for 25 million. Apart from the fact he scored against man city in the champions league I don't know much about him. Is there any truth in this eds and what what would anyone think in signing him?

{Ed002's Note - The honest truth is I don't know and would need to check. Gut feeling is unlikely.}

1.) 30 Mar 2018 16:15:00
yeah he signed for basel last summer and has been very good for them. he's norwegian, only 23 and quite a good goalscoring winger. hasn't got much big league experience though and not sure how good he would be in the prem.



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.




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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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29 Mar 2018 16:58:17
Are you saying that as a good or bad thing saints0001?



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22 Mar 2018 20:49:03
I would love to see him at the club. He has some amazing talent and is very dynamic. Just what the team needs.



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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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26 May 2018 21:33:29
Josh Sims also needs to be a regular starter next season. He really livens games up with his pace and also his technical ability.



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08 May 2018 21:43:32
Good prediction gregg01f! Shows that cheats never prosper! (i. e. the whole hotel saga. ) I feel kinda sorry for WBA as they have really put up a great fight in these last few games. Well, depending on how the next few games go it looks like we could be staying up! COYR!



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05 May 2018 13:31:25
Agree there, and we also need to keep tosun marked up for the whole game. he has been very prolific lately.



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14 Apr 2018 15:58:32
I disagree. I thought that was a good performance despite the loss. At least we showed a proper fight and scored two goals. That is now 4 goals against 2 of the top 6 in the last 2 games. That to me seems pretty good considering we are 18th in the table and have been struggling to score goals. A month or two ago I would have expected it to be about 4-0 to Chelsea. If we go down, we'll go down fighting.



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14 Apr 2018 13:06:17
Tadic is so not good that he scores a goal against chelsea.