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31 Aug 2017 10:50:23
Hi eds, anyone believe we will see any movement at Southampton today or should I stop checking every 5 minutes and focus on my work.

I'm not expecting anything (even though we are crying out for goals) . Hope I'm wrong, I guess it's going to be a stressful time for you all today so would just like to thank you for all the information over the summer it's greatly appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - Probably not.}

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31 Aug 2017 13:18:40
You know things are bad when even a rumour site doesn't have any rumours! We don't seem to be linked or bidding on anyone at the moment. With the window closing later are there any potential additions to the squad? We still look very light up front so I would at least expect another striker. Ed's mentioned Remy, is there any truth in this?

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31 Aug 2017 13:49:46
Remy is having talks now with Las Palmas, its on Sky Sports app.

31 Aug 2017 13:50:25
Have faith, we will pull somthing amazing out the bag, just you guys wait ;)

31 Aug 2017 14:29:01
I admire the faith saint ben.

History has told me not to expect much.

31 Aug 2017 14:35:31
We've had nothing rumour wise about expected signings. I know Boufal was signed on Deadline Day last year but we knew that was going to happen.

Everything is just about VVD.

31 Aug 2017 14:47:36
As frustrating as it is for fans I do like the fact the media does not get a lot correct when it comes to Southampton dealings. We do our best to keep things under the radar until the player has signed and I believe that is how all transefers should be conducted. Granted we tend to do our business before transfer deadline day but I have a feeling we may just get one more in. Who would you love to see come in Saintwarlord?

31 Aug 2017 15:19:49
How many players, that we actually go on and sign, are 'linked' to us anyway though?

31 Aug 2017 15:24:00
Thats the point Sainty, normally the media gets our signings wrong most of the time and that will simply be due to the fact that we don't spill our guts whenever we are interested in a player.

31 Aug 2017 15:29:03
Depends on which position you would say attacking midfielder I would go for Ziyech and Striker I would still go for Danny Ings.

Both realistic IMO but Ziyech could be a stretch now.

31 Aug 2017 15:57:13
I wouldn't see liverpool doing any business with us unless it involved VVD although I would like Ings, and I think its more importatnt a statement to make by keeping VVD past this current window.

31 Aug 2017 16:31:13
Amusing comment that I read on one of the tabloid websites

Re-create the excitement of deadline day yourself by waiting 30 seconds before your local shop shuts and purchasing a can of Pepsi for 30 quid

Too true! panic buy!

31 Aug 2017 17:24:39
Seen Janssen from spurs linked on a loan move to swansea. Wouldn't mind highjacking that one.

30 Aug 2017 18:19:08
Couple of things away from the constant drone of vvd and alike. congratulations to billy sharp for continuing to perform and score goals, always felt you should of been given a chance in the prem, also jay rod for looking fit, sharp and scoring goals good luck to both . now back to the usual.

shane long rumoured to Celtic that surely can't happen and I would still like a forward to come in.2 nil nils in games that on paper we should be winning feel that a plan b (direct target man) bought on in the last 10 minutes could bag us the points. who would everyone like as their deadline day signing?

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30 Aug 2017 18:24:50
Anybody! Bet we sign no one it's the saints way!

30 Aug 2017 18:52:39
Glaringly obvious that we need a target man.

30 Aug 2017 18:56:01
I fancy Anthony Knockaert from Brighton, fast and deadly in front of goal. He would probably come here if we paid enough. I rate him and he would work well with Gabby.

30 Aug 2017 19:51:39
Costa on a three month loan (lol) but more seriously Origi permanently.

30 Aug 2017 21:22:29
He'd probably have a punch up with Oreol in the warm up.

30 Aug 2017 21:57:27
A few teams seem to be in need of a target man, I agree origin could be a good option, not necessarily a target man but a decent player who gives 100% every game.

30 Aug 2017 22:37:50
He's off to Europe according to SSN.

31 Aug 2017 13:13:18
Sky sports reporting VVD has left the training ground in a blacked out car? Where is he going?

31 Aug 2017 14:27:06
Home after training?

30 Aug 2017 08:03:51
Heard on the vine of grapes that Arsenal want VVD and are prepared to swap Wallcott - there is a delay on money as he wants more than Saints can offer, so to me that says he wouldn't rule a return out. I think that would be a great asset to the team and would happily see VVD leave for the 75 million price tag.

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30 Aug 2017 09:04:53
I've heard it's hit the bricks already cause Walcott wants 180k pw we can only offer 130k pw but it would still make him the highest earner.

30 Aug 2017 09:26:15
Yeah I don't think the club should be prepared to change our wage system for Theo Walcott. If one player earns that much than our whole team will want the same.

30 Aug 2017 09:33:45
Not entirely sure Walcott is the solution to our lack of goals up front. Plus as someone plus the Eds stated these cash plus players deals are really difficult to put together. There are better options out there i'm sure.

30 Aug 2017 10:12:50
I'd be surprised if we could get to 130 k to be honest. think we have a fairly strict wage structure and believe our top earner may actually be ff. on about 100k 😵.

30 Aug 2017 12:21:56
Why would we want Theo Walcott? I have been trying to think of a reason but no can't think of one. This has to be just journalistic speculation otherwise known as grabbing at straws.

30 Aug 2017 13:26:00
Why would we not want him? We desperately need a creative player with some pace and he fits the bill, the current AM's seem bereft of ideas.

30 Aug 2017 15:25:53
If Walcott allegedly wants that amount then he clearly doesn't want to come (if he ever did)

29 Aug 2017 18:47:20
Heard that Liverpool have offered £70 million, Sakho and Ings for VvD, for 2018. We get 10 million now, and Sakho and Ings, they get VvD next season.
This was from a Manchester United fan, not sure of the actual source.

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29 Aug 2017 19:29:06
Player swap deals are rare I can't see us getting two I think Ings would be great for us, he should of came here instead of Liverpool tbh.

29 Aug 2017 19:53:26
Why would we want Sakho? 7 CBs?

29 Aug 2017 20:55:07
Sakho is a great defender if his head is in the right place. We would buy to improve our starting 11 if VVD goes. The amount of CBs is immaterial if 5 out of the 7 aren't top premier league standard. Bit like our "nearly good" attacking mids. Loads there but none top drawer consistently.

29 Aug 2017 22:23:56
If this is even half true I'll eat my own ears.

29 Aug 2017 23:14:01
Sorry but that just sounds like a ridiculous deal. Total value well over 100m (per Liverpool's Sakho valuation), incredibly complex (the kind of deal that only happens in fans' imagination) and I really don't think we'd replace VVD if he left - Hoedt was brought in for that reason, whether VVD goes this year or next.

Asked Eds about Player deals a few months ago and got a really detailed reply - they said they're as good as impossible. If any deal with players going each way happened they would be separate deals, especially at the end of the window when everything needs to be rushed through to an extent.

All this said, as a fan my imagination says 50-55 mil + Origi (or two separate deals to that effect) seems like a bit of a win-win, even though I'd prefer a CAM to a ST for Saints.

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.}

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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.}

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

27 Aug 2017 15:44:07
Heard the player we have gone in for is Jovetic as a late buy. We lack in strikers and him and Gabbi may compliment each other with Gabbi playing can.

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27 Aug 2017 18:39:48
Pity we didn't get Chris Wood.

28 Aug 2017 00:19:13
Where'd did ya hear this?

28 Aug 2017 10:55:44
Any links or proof to this rumour saint weaver or was it the voices in your head.

28 Aug 2017 16:25:38
It's just talk around, didn't suggest it's true, merely posted a rumour on a rumour site Mark 29 or was it the voices in your head telling you I decided to just randomly post something?

29 Aug 2017 17:14:20
Jovetic is not coming to saints, he's signed for Monaco.

27 Aug 2017 11:56:23
Pelgrino has said there are some good players available so we could see some deals completed!

{Ed002's Note - Surely not!}

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27 Aug 2017 13:40:44
Lol ed brilliant, any movement on rent or are there any other targets you are aware of? The manager saying we are waiting for movement in the market do you think that's in regards to Remy because I though he was free to move on?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing new happened overnight.}

27 Aug 2017 10:13:33
Reports are the Vvd has sacked his agent they are saying it's to force a move BUT maybe he's sacked him because he's the one that's been stirring the crap getting him to go on strike and giving piss poor advice.

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27 Aug 2017 14:57:54
This could be the start of a bridge building exercise by VVD if true. "I was advised badly" etc etc.

28 Aug 2017 11:24:18
Must have been reported on CNN. Definitely fake news.

26 Aug 2017 08:06:03
5 days before the window closes. Eds any further info about any ins or outs or do you think our business is done now.

{Ed002's Note - No, it won't be done just yet.}

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26 Aug 2017 08:49:05
Thank you. It's been a wierd window for us this year.

26 Aug 2017 09:15:10
Mp putting out there that transfer business is done unless a good deal comes up.

26 Aug 2017 12:20:59
Not signing another striker before the window shuts, would be a big mistake laving just 3 strikers at the club, especially with Austin's injury record.

26 Aug 2017 13:16:11
Is there anyone new we're interested in Ed? I've heard rumours of a few teams being interested in Long?

{Ed002's Note - Not beyond what I said about Remy.}

26 Aug 2017 18:07:05
Do you think Remy would be bought out right or do you think he'd been loaned in? If he's still at Chelsea the loan to buy option could work. Similar to Bertrand.

{Ed002's Note - You need to forget the commercial aspects - there are a number of clubs interested in Loic Remy including Southampton.}


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