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25 Jun 2022 15:29:48
Any updates on svanberg it looked like it was only a matter of time before we got him but it seems to have gone very quiet

{Ed002's Note - Still in hand.}

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26 Jun 2022 11:17:06
Some say we have no interest which would seem strange with the price and potential he has

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23 Jun 2022 17:10:02
Hi Ed's,

Any update on the following players:

Max Cornet
Mattias Svanberg
Sasa Kalajdzic
Neco Williams
Chris Richards
Emmanuel Dennis
Lewis o'brien

All been linked with saints this summer, anything you know would be great.
Thanks as always for sharing your knowledge

Sam

{Ed002's Note - Maxwel Cornet (LW/F) Spurs were interested in using Cornet as a left wing back - something Antonio Conte has regularly done successfully in the past. He is one of three options identified to replace Reguilon but Perisic will move instead. There will be interest from elsewhere, including Newcastle, and a fixed fee of €20M will bring interest from France.
Mattias Svanberg (CM) Milan and Inter are considering an offer but Conte would like him at Spurs and Southampton offer him a place as a starter.
Sasa Kalajdzic (S) Stuttgart will push for him to sign a new contract. Agent has offered him to Roma and Spurs - as they did last summer to Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Bayern Munich are keen on the player but have a preferred target. The same is true of Borussia Dortmund.
Neco Williams (RB) Interest has been shown by Fulham and it is clear that he has not clear future path at Liverpool and wants to move on. As long as the price asked is reasonable then perhaps the summer will see him move on. Southampton opted for another last summer and whist Burnley has shown interest the player will be looking out for other options now relegated. Nottingham Forest offer a wildcard option. Price again will be everything and if not over-priced he should get a move.
Emmanuel Dennis (S) He only joined recently and they would not be looking to sell as they regroup in the Championship. Caught by the West Ham scattergun - not the solution. Everton may show an interest.
Lewis O'Brien (CM) Leeds and West Ham have spoken with his agent.
Chris Richards (CB/RB) A number of sides, including Southampton, Leeds and Crystal Palace scouted at him whilst on loan at Hoffenheim. Crystal Palace have discussed a transfer with his agent but remain concerned he may not obtain a Work Permit.

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23 Jun 2022 20:51:26
Cheers Ed002 much appreciated. Doesn’t sound like we’re close with any of these then? Most disappointed with cornet and o’brien as I feel like they would instantly improve our side and really are not that much money. Do both have release clauses? Swear “the athletic” reported that they did? Sam

{Ed002's Note - It is very unusual to have release clauses in England.}

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22 Jun 2022 16:58:03
Well ABK and Bazunu look excellent signings for a combined outlay of about £22m thus far and I think bar a back-up fullback due to Tino's injury, that's us settled in the defensive department.

Expecting one midfielder and hopefully two attackers, which would bring our incomings to six, and then move on a few fringe players if possible.

Along with the coaching changes, so far, so good in my opinion.

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25 Jun 2022 10:13:04
I make you right SaintGGsy….
There’s a desperate lack of goals in our team and that’s a major worry. I don’t think our midfield is much of an attaching force either - pedestrian pace and too cautious with the possible exception of Stuart Armstrong. Hopefully Tella will kick on this season.
More so than ever before, I have no real idea what the strongest starting eleven is. Every time I pencil in the names, it looks like an average championship side

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21 Jun 2022 08:06:08
We seem to be linked with everyman and his dog at present but bar 2 keepers it seems quiet.

Any info on new transfers that potentially could happen?

{Ed002's Note - The club have been talking with agents and other clubs over a number of players.}

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10 Jun 2022 00:24:39
Any more information on Southamptons interest in Phil Jones from Manchester United? Although bad luck with injuries in the last few years he is a great player in my opinion and could do well beside salisu.

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of an approach by Southampton but they need to look elsewhere after losing out on Aguerd.

Phil Jones (CB) was an option for Burnley last summer but James Tarkowski stayed, now relegated they will have moved on. Would likely need to drop down to the Championship to find a club where he would start although Fulham are open to a discussion with the player. Bordeaux offered an opportunity - rejected by the player.}

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10 Jun 2022 15:14:45
Wow can’t believe trying to sign long for another year surely we could spend the wages on someone worth spending on

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08 Jun 2022 17:58:35
Heard on the grapevine that Minamino could come back to Saints for approximately £15M

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08 Jun 2022 20:24:15
Would be happy with that, but what has he done at Liverpool to garner a rise in fee from £7m to £15m for a now 27-year old? Would pay £8-10m max

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09 Jun 2022 18:34:12
Would be a dreadful signing. We gave him a proper test run and it didn’t end well. We need more goals from midfield to ease the pressure on our strikers and he just isn’t the solution.

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01 Jun 2022 15:43:57
Any juicy Saints rumours for us Ed’s?

Personally I’d love Nick Pope and Tarkowski but I’m a realistic Saints fan so not expecting a major overhaul or spend despite us being desperate for 4 or 5 players minimum

{Ed002's Note - Pope is possible. I am not aware of interest in Tarkowski.
Players who I understand have been considered:
The wage issue needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency or the club can expect FFP sanctions.

Nick Pope (G) Southampton are very keen.
Sam Johnstone (G) Spurs, West Ham and Southampton may look to offers in the summer.
Dean Henderson (G) Manchester United want to keep DH but he wants guarantees with Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Spurs considering their options. Newcastle may offer an immediate solution. Common sense dictates keep Henderson but I suspect the club think otherwise. Perhaps a loan again, else perhaps another hostage being held by Manchester United. Southampton may offer an unattractive solution.
Willy Caballero (G) Short-term solution.
Bartlomiej Dragowski (G) Has asked to leave Fiorentina for more game time. Looked at by WHU as an option if Areola does not sign with Southampton providing an option.
Ryan Fredericks (RB) Cheap solution.
Fabien Centonze (RB/RWB) Metz turned down an approach from Marseille who opted for for Pol Lirola but they are still seeking another RB. Metz say Southampton and Everton have sent scouts to watch him this season.
Nayef Aguerd (CB) Rennes have been given the opportunity to profit on the player by Marseille but have made clear they are not looking to sell. Southampton and West Ham are amongst clubs who have sent scouts to watch him. West Ham should be able to complete the deal.
James Garner (DM) Could push to leave as their is no future mapped out. Southamton are a potential option as they look to competition for Oriol Romeu. If Leeds were to lose Kalvin Phillips, they become an option.
Ibrahim Sangare (DM) Newcastle are keen on the player and the interest of both Leicester and Southampton remains. The player has said that he does not wish to return to France and wants a move to England. Has been watched by a number of other PL sides including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea who sent an ex-player to take a look at him with two scouts. PSV have no intention of selling and will work hard to avoid a sale. Won't move to Saints.
Harry Winks (DM/CM) Spurs told interested sides last summer that he was not for sale but if the player were to ask to leave the coach would be supportive of that. Aston Villa moved on from Pape Sarr and made an enquiry about his availability - that interest may remain. If West Ham were to sell Rice they might offer an option - as perhaps Manchester United might as a possible Matic replacement. Leicester might also be a possible destination if they were to lose Ndidi, but they have a preferred target in mind. Southampton and Crystal Palace have declared an interest. He would provide an interesting option for Everton but they would need departures first. Offered to Leeds. Sevilla offer a more exotic option.
Ben Elliott (CM) Brighton, Brentford and Southampton have a declared interest in taking him as a Free Agent in the summer.
Joe Aribo (CM) Rangers do not want to sell but the player will be aware of Aston Villa, Southampton and Leicester showing an interest. Wildcard options in London with Brentford and Crystal Palace.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (RM/RWB) looking for more playing time. Arsenal will try to keep him. Roma will not take up their option. Southampton and Newcastle may offer options.
Angelo Fulgini (CM/AM) Feyenoord had an offer rejected last summer. Southampton and Everton have looked at the player. Seems unlikely.
Keane Lewis-Potter (LW) Hull youngster who has attracted scouts from Southampton, Leicester and West Ham.
Ludovic Blas (AM/RW) Versatile attacking player having a good season at Nantes and attracting scouts from English sides such as Watford and Southampton.
Filip Djuricic (AM/LW) Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk (can be discounted) have a declared interest. Sassuolo will sell if they gat a €12M offer. Southampton had a bid rejected after he spent time on loan at the club in 2015. Won't happen.
Ritsu Doan (AM/RW) PSV are willing to let the player leave having identified an upgrade to him. Shakhtar Donetsk (can be discounted) and Southampton have shown an interest although getting a Work Permit to play in England may be difficult.
Mohamed-Ali Cho (F/RW) Clubs have had to tread carefully due to his age and him having an agent but there is a great deal of interest in the ex-Everton youngster. Angers will resist a sale once he is 18 unless a very good deal is put to them. A number of sides including Southampton, Milan, Atletico, Spurs and Chelsea have been watching him but he may be best served staying in Ligue 1 for a while longer. Will move to Marseille.
Taiwo Awoniyi (S) Newcastle has an interest. Of interest to Southampton and Newcastle. aught by the WHU scattergun as well. Again, something may be possible for Newcastle.
Michy Batshuayi (S) Everton, Southampton and Leeds offer options.
Khayon Edwards (S) Youngster who, like so many do nowadays, is demanding guarantees of game time and refusing to sign a contract. Southampton are cherry picking such kids and can offer better guarantees than Chelsea who will give him a roadmap but no guarantees. Scouts from a couple of German clubs have looked at him. Arsenal are very keen to keep him.
Armando Broja (F) Southampton want a permanent transfer and are aware that other clubs have approached Chelsea. Napoli have also asked Chelsea for talks. Won't be joining Saints.

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04 Jun 2022 06:51:51
Great work Ed, lots of interesting players you've mentioned here.

Couple of questions, what do you mean by wages need to be looked at as a matter of urgency? Is our wage bill much higher than it needs to be?

Are there any potential outgoings for any of our players? I've seen rumours about the club being willing to sell some players.

{Ed002's Note -
(a) A number of clubs have wages running well above the recommended maximum of 70% of turnover - Southampton is one.
(b)
Fraser Forster (G) Moved to Spurs. Out of contract - free agent.
Willy Caballero (G) Out of contract - free agent.
Alex McCarthy (G) Out of contract - free agent. Could extend another year.
Harry Lewis (G) Out of contract - free agent - moving to Bradford City.
Jack Stephens (CB) Out of contract - free agent.
James Ward-Prowse (CM) Spurs made an approach to Southampton and were told he is not for sale, although they remain interested. Newcastle have a declared interest but are not viable. If the player has ambitions the club are unable to meet, they might let him leave for a (very) significant fee. Not first choice for Manchester United or Manchester City but both could be interested.
Mohamed Elyounoussi (LW/AM) Leicester has a declared interest. Southampton will look for an extension.
Theo Walcott (W) Could be made available. MLS perhaps.
Shane Long (S) Out of contract - free agent.}

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23 May 2022 17:14:12
And another to leave without mentioning Ralph .
Broja has posted a great message on Instagram, thanking the fans and players .

Mmmmmm

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25 May 2022 21:42:04
He was rubbish for the last 9 games tapped up? Or thought he’d done enough? Time will tell should’ve dropped him earlier if he couldn’t be arsed that’s the trouble with loans. He won’t score 15 next year wherever he is. Would rather we played Armstrong who will still come good once he wasn’t staying.

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30 Apr 2022 20:31:27
Finally the penny's dropped - I actually get it now. simply put, we are just not good enough at this level to be anything other than predictably inconsistent and more often than not, mediocre to middling. It's as simple as that.

Having endured another underwhelming 90+ minutes we were shown up by a Palace side who were more hungry, quicker to the ball and quicker in their heads.
Technically speaking, most of our players lack a killer first touch. Rarely do they receive the ball and spin in an instant beating their player. All too often, and I include JWP in this, they play the ball they way they are facing - safety first giving up any chance to break with pace and purpose.

We are what we are - a Championship squad with a lack of quality and depth.
In what is a pretty meaningless match, why on God's earth would you start with Shane Long (bless him) and Redmond (who I don't bless).
The good news is that we didn't turn them over by 3 or 4 goals and then get carried away by delusions that we are going to be my thing other than relegation candidates.
We need a massive overhaul.

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01 May 2022 00:02:23
Poor sub-standardspectacle.The game swung in Crystal Palace’s favour in the second half following their astute substitutions which lifted their game.Patrick Viera was obviously aware that.Bednarek was having another nightmare game and sent on Zaha to capitalise on this weakness - AND HE DID. That is TWO ROOKIE COACHES who have DESTROYED US within TWO WEEKS of one another BOTH from teams BELOW us in the League at the time So where do we lay the blame next to deflect criticism? SAY NO MORE!

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01 May 2022 00:56:31
Millertime and johnyst . two posters who I have enjoyed, two posters who, like me, love the club, try and post positive posts…and have finally had enough .
Today, there was no game plan, there was no structure, no tactics.
In PV we had a very clever manager, an outstanding ex player, a player that could read a game . versus Ralph . Ralph, the book! Ralph that fails to spot the basic
Of tweeks, the opponent substitutions,
Ralph ‘it was hard to accept the loss’ . why?

You were tactically inept…

It’s time that Southampton FC and RH parted company!
He has an overinflated opinion of himself… It’s a shame he’s not honest and accepts that he’s just not good enough for the Premier League

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01 May 2022 03:32:11
Thanks for your support Rich and I’m sure Millertime will feel the same-it’s just a pity that all three of us have extended our hope and belief for some three years before finally succumbing to reality,

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01 May 2022 05:38:01
Whilst mentioning the calibre of Patrick Viera - I for one would be very happy if he was considered by SFC for the top job at ST.MARY’S for next season. ( HERE’S HOPING)!

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01 May 2022 09:34:22
The only time under Ralph the team has played well as a team, was the run of good results this season.
He pushed the wing backs up and combined each wing back with Stu and Moi. They played as a pair and combined to provide crosses, through balls and also switching play to the opposite wing.
The team yesterday was totally disjointed. The wing backs pushed up but just like the Burnley game, there was no support, or any options for them was random based on who might have wandered into that area. Tella, nice lad, but him and Redmond slow the play down.
Anyway, awful football, very poor game plan, poor player management, poor substitutions.
Why keep Redmond on and take Che off?
Ralph will be gone in the summer .

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21 May 2022 17:22:37
What about these for transfers. Joe aribo and Calvin bassey rangers. Nick pope James tarkowski Burnley

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30 Apr 2022 20:00:10
Bye Bye Ralph at the end of the day your system is not working so come on saints do the right thing and get rid for a fresh start next season, and please take Long, Redmond, Walcott and McCarthy with you

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25 Apr 2022 13:39:55
I am sure all saints fans wish Tino a speedy recovery, he has been one of the bright spots in an underwhelming season, the big question now must surely be will JWP stay with saints or see his future elsewhere, whilst as again I would love him to stay if he does then he could possibly regret not try to get to the very top level ., Moving on does not always work out well and in the past players like Matt le tissier have probably benefitted from staying loyal and becoming club legends .It will be interesting to see where we are at the end of the season and what delights the transfer window may hold

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28 Apr 2022 09:50:44
So Forster will leave in the Summer.He’s done his best (although he must have felt at times like facing a firing squad behind our comical central defenders.I hope that SFC haven’t dropped the ball again in extending McCarthy’s contract as he is only regarded as backup.Congratulations to Eddie Howe and.his Coaches for achieving the turnaround at Newcastle Utd and rescuing them from almost certain relegation to halfway up the Premiership to safety in the short term since he took over in the relative short term since November while Southampton FC have continued to plummet in the opposite direction.We know that Eddie waited patiently.in the wings awaiting his dream job managing the Saints but despite very average results he was overlooked in favour of continuing with Ralph HASSENHUTTL.I cannot help but wonder if this will prove to be a fatal mistake by the Club especially. at this late stage of the season (with nothing to lose)when Ralph leaves deserving young players on the bench in favour of much older players who havan’t performed in addition to those who have noticeably lost half a yard in pace.We understand that not much can be done about the Central Defence until Summer transfers but Ralph STILL apparently does not know his best team to date regularly changing and fiddling ( like Nero) with team selection while the Club burns!

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17 Apr 2022 09:57:47
We are finally seeing the Fraser Forster that Celtic saw. Just maybe his lack of confidence, lack of game time, being dropped despite playing superbly, affected him.
His commanding of his box was immense, in fact everything was immense.
Usually a bit heavy footed, this time he was flying around his box like a teenager!

Well played Saints.
Very brave (and strange) to bring on Redmond so late; particularly as his tackling and tracking back is purely a 'gesture' .

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17 Apr 2022 20:38:47
What will be almost certain is Frase has a shocker at Burnley now! If he alsways played like that he’d be England #1, but it definitely seems to be a case of whether he’s ‘up’ for it or not.

Still, epic win, let’s try and get into the top 10 if we can. The run in isn’t that scary if we can find form.

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31 Mar 2022 17:18:22
Reading that we might get Tete from Shaktar Doneskt in the summer. Anyone else heard anything about him?

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02 Apr 2022 10:22:51
I think I has something to do with termination of his contract due to the war. Looks like a good replacement for Walcott/redmond. scored against Real last year in the champions league

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02 Apr 2022 22:28:30
Sadly gone to lyon

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03 Apr 2022 19:55:21
Only at Lyon until the end of the season. Apparently he's made it known that he wants to play in the EPL.

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06 Mar 2022 14:49:34
Well that was a very disappointing performance yesterday, we were well and truly second best for the whole 90 minutes, whilst I realise that anyone can have an off day for so many players to do so at the same time is surprising.Was the reason overconfidence or missing two key players in Salisu and Walker Peters.We appeared too be out thought and outfort a combination that was never going to end well, hopefully Ralph has the remedy in mind before the next game as it would be sad to see the seasons efforts fizzle out now

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23 Feb 2022 10:06:01
So appears we are keeping McCarthy on and probably letting Fraser go for free. McCarthy must be on 40-50k? Fraser is our second highest earner on 90k, so sensible.

Would prefer Fraser as our #2 but can't sustain such high wages for someone who hopefully wouldn't be a first team starter if we go and get a new GK.

But McCarthy is terrible and would be sad to see Fraser go - when he's on form he's the best keeper we've had in a decade

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26 Feb 2022 09:14:45
McCarthy should go . The Big man is goal has been a lot to do with our revival .

McCarthy does not inspire any confidence

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27 Feb 2022 10:17:23
We are assuming that McCarthy will be our number 1, but I’m not so sure. It’s very hard to get in a quality keep to warm the bench. i'm hoping that Fraser is given an extension and becomes number 1.
He has his faults but is a far better goalkeeper than McCarthy! And as you say, the team are much stronger with him
Lot of social media PR being done on FF at the moment.

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