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27 Jun 2020 09:00:44
Hi Ed - any news on where Hojbjerg may be headed or possible incomings?


{Ed002's Note - Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) is wanted by Spurs and Leicester and has been proposed to Everton as a well priced midfield solution. Spurs would offer Kyle Walker-Peters as part of the deal but Southampton are in urgent need of cash.}




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15 Jan 2021 13:42:56
If we can hold onto our key players below for the next couple of seasons with a few additions, I think we can afford to lose anyone else and still make progress. Thoughts?

Key Players:
Armstrong (possibly)


1.) 15 Jan 2021 13:45:33
And Ralph of course!

2.) 17 Jan 2021 17:20:22
I’d add Bednarek to that list. Or at least one of him and Jannik. Che may also become a necessity if he can become a bit more clinical as him and Danny together can be lethal.

But of course I’d hope we don’t lose 15 first team quality players over the next 3 transfer windows 🤣.



05 Aug 2017 13:06:34
I was playing football manager 2016 last night and looking for wonderkids as you do. I noticed that Hojbjerg was rated by the creators as one of the best wonderkids in world football before he signed for Saints. Now I know he hasn't exactly lit up the prem since his move but it's interesting to see since football manager has more scouts than any team in the world. They must have seen something. Perhaps he will live up to it this season or perhaps football manager is the key to the black box!


1.) 05 Aug 2017 13:24:35
I think he's looked sharp and good in pre season. he's much impressed and I was a huge doubter last year.



16 Jul 2017 11:00:40
It's all well and good having 4 Saints players in the England U21 squad but is anyone else a little concerned as to where the next batch of talent after Targett, Sims, Stevens etc. Is coming from in a few years? There are no Saints players in the England U20s, U19s or U18s! Perhaps we should be looking there for youngsters?


1.) 16 Jul 2017 12:54:06
doesn't always mean anything though, because all those young players probably won't get a chance at their club in the premier league lower leagues yeah. Premier league no, not enough chances handed out.

2.) 16 Jul 2017 13:36:41
We played a few new ones to the squad against St. Gallen yesterday.



07 Jun 2017 13:24:42
I think it's quite simple this summer. You need to look each player hard in the eyes and say are you A: good enough for a top six team, B: young with potential of making a top 6 team in the future or C: a workhorse who would die for the club (aka Davis) . If you do not fall into one of these categories then it's thanks for your hard work but you will be replaced this summer. Now it might not be possible to replace all the dead wood in one summer, but come on Les, let's give it a go!




02 Jun 2017 13:07:12
If no players were to leave this summer here is what I think we should do. If player leave this list plus replacements.



Loan for season:



Strong centre back
Striker to replace J-Rod
Cover for Romeu



1.) 02 Jun 2017 15:22:33
I agree with selling Classie (he's currently behind Hojberg in the order of merit) and that being said i'd keen hold of Hojberg incase Romeu, JWP or Davis get injured/ unavailable. I still like J-Rod, and think with a full pre-season under his belt could be like a new signing (playing either side of a main striker) - Would like to see a strong CB coming in, Harry Reed sold, Gallagher sold and potentially a new creative midfielder signed (a Tadic replacement/ competition) .

2.) 02 Jun 2017 15:40:15
I'd like to see us sign someone like Fernando Forestieri (Sheff Wed. ) or Helder Costa (Wolves) - Both creative and can run with the ball at their feet, make things happen! ;-)

3.) 04 Jun 2017 08:10:46
Keep reed unless he has regressed he is superb for a player his side and would be a good partner for Romeu. Sell long sell tadic sell j rod buy costa and either play Gallagher or buy wood from Leeds as a different option and hold up man.




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24 Jun 2021 19:07:19
Like Walker-Pieters and Danny Ings? The try before you buy strategy does actually work sometimes.




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06 Jun 2021 10:53:15
Why not try and keep Vestergaard and Ings. Still generating 65mil. I’d buy Sam Johnstone, Pereira and van Aanholt as they have prem experience. Tan Ganga could also be a shout as he struggles to get regular football and is a good utility man. Thoughts?





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06 Jun 2021 16:54:37
Not a chance mate.




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15 Jan 2021 13:45:33
And Ralph of course!