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24 May 2019 14:47:19
not sure how many of you knew this already but Martyn Glover is set to take over as Head scout on June 1st. Signed a contract in April but has to wait for his Everton contract to run out.



04 Jan 2019 21:54:52
(don't post if not appropriate eds)

Heard some interesting things about Forster and the GKing situation just lately

Without going into too much detail word is that Forster had been battling depression since he had his knee injury and a combination of a relationship breakup and other issues in his personal life along with Spurs putting 5 past us on boxing day led to him having a breakdown. Which was the major reason for his dip in form

One of the reasons he refused a move in the summer is because he felt he couldn't handle the pressure of being a no 1 somewhere else and the club agreed he could stay (supposedly) on reduced wages.

Along with that he has been the GK who's impressed RH the most during training and he's more open to McCarthy being moved on than Forster.

1.) 05 Jan 2019 11:51:56
A very believable (but sad) story. We forget that footballers are all human and actually real people! When we are going through a bad time, splitting up with a loved one, we can hide within our lives, family and friends. but footballers can't. When we have an injury, be that a bad back or something more serious, it affects our lives . but rarely our career. I met a young player recently who was out with a knee problem for many months, he was clearly down about it.
But . personal problems or not . the harsh reality is . Is FF really that good a goal keeper . mmmm.

2.) 07 Jan 2019 23:40:45
I did mention this 4 months ago.



28 Jun 2018 20:00:03
Stuart Taylor released. Just don't get what this club is doing sometimes 😭#RossWilsonOut.



30 Dec 2017 22:32:17
any legs on the Balotelli rumours?

1.) 30 Dec 2017 23:40:49
I didn't know there were any? . I've only just got jack sparrow out of my system!

2.) 31 Dec 2017 06:56:12
Not sure how true they are but apparently he followed Southampton on Twitter/ instagram and posted some cryptic stuff alluding to saints

That and some saints “itk’s” reckon we’ve made a bid.

3.) 31 Dec 2017 10:38:01
Not sure about him he differently knows where the goal is but he the man is a loose cannon. His wages would be higher than most.

4.) 31 Dec 2017 10:49:43
Would be worth a go never be a dull moment and he is back in the Italy team could be the big signing that was rumoured.

5.) 01 Jan 2018 06:16:48
Real wild card. If the price is right then I guess it makes sense, provided it’s a fairly low risk deal. Same story as studge or Walcott for me, needs to be low risk high reward.



27 Nov 2017 08:59:33
surprised no one's blaming Forster for Everton's goal.

"He's 6 foot 7 he should be reaching the top corner from the opposite side of the goal. What use is having a big 'keeper if he can't do that? "

1.) 27 Nov 2017 13:34:02
Yes sainty saint, I have been saying for ages the only reason people are moaning about forster is because we are not scoring goals and the poor guy gets the blame. don't get me wrong he should shoulder some blame but its like I said to a friend after the burnley game, if we scored 3 goals would any one have moand about the 1 goal burnley scored?

2.) 27 Nov 2017 16:26:10
Its probably the fact he's rumoured saints top earner and you expect something from a premier league gker. What he loses in mobility he should make up for in commanding his box and scaring the s@*t out of anyone going near him or his goal. he obviously has allowed his form to dip, hence being dropped by the England squad. He looks half assed at best. nonchalant would be the nicest word I could use to describe him. although there is an air of arrogance. He does a job sure but would like a decent back up option to keep him on his toes and keep him working hard.

3.) 27 Nov 2017 17:18:41
Wow it's always tough to remember nobody is perfect! But I think the the placement of their goal was perfect mind you! You may agree or not?

Forster does need to hard on his acceptability to let in the long shots but apart from that I think many of us have been overbearing in our criticism towards him.

No doubt that's partly due the results we've been getting of late. Why any of the other so called England goalkeepers are ahead of him simply amazes me!

Pickford was outstanding for England last week mind you. However his Everton form shouldn't put him ahead of our man nor can hearts form! For that matter.
Some of our supporters have forgotten what it was like being a Saints fan when we was relegation fodder for most of the 1990's maybe they wasn't born. so can't possibly remember.
I can it was fun beating the odds season after season.

However, we have move on from those days and we expect more! But maybe we should start to point out more often our players finer points. It's easy to pick holes in others when mistakes are made.

4.) 28 Nov 2017 18:03:50
Whether the criticism has been over the top or not, if you think Forsters performances this season have been acceptable, you need a trip down the opticians.

5.) 29 Nov 2017 11:54:11
It is well known that people had big doubts about FF when he was at Newcastle. Big parts of his game have not improved and I honestly believe that with a better goal keeper, we would have more points on the board.

6.) 30 Nov 2017 13:02:33
Quoting his Newcastle career is totally out of context firstly he was young and still learning his craft secondly when was the last time Newcastle produce a world class players
from their academy.?
he needed to go to Scotland for that!

I'm not claiming he' s without fault he cleanly has frailties but I am looking to my follow Saint fans for a balanced approch to their views in fairness of criticism toward any of our players! We should always be mindful that we supporters of our club and it's players e. g. can you say he is worst than west ham's Heart or Everton's Pickford both are ahead of him international?
Personal I wouldn't.
I would like to see us avoid emotional criticism towards our players other wise we risk being looked appon as people like Donald Trump unhinged.!

7.) 01 Dec 2017 15:59:01
It’s why they sold him!

8.) 02 Dec 2017 16:53:54
4theloveofgame - it is you that has taken my post out of context. If you re read my comment it isn’t all factual. As saint0001 said, they sold him for a reason and since then, he has not improved as the faults remain. I think you will find my comment was both balanced, fair and factual. Like you said at Newcastle he could blame his age, not any more!

9.) 02 Dec 2017 18:19:00
Yes sorry, it was me hands up! My apologies.




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09 Mar 2019 16:57:43

1.) 09 Mar 2019 17:57:06
Hi guys,

Watching the game here in the USA really feared for the worst in the first half but what a turn round! Absolutely right no sitting back but going for it, 30 from 30 now and those 3 points were a total bonus,3 weeks to get everyone fit and we are not relying on other teams, great to knock arrogant spurs down and just shows how unlucky we were against Utd. coys.

2.) 10 Mar 2019 02:31:44
Bloody good second half from Saints. I think after the first half the spuds came out thinking that a few more goals were going to come but when Saints upped their game the spuds couldn't find another gear. 2 very good games against top opposition in the last two weeks. Thought that we deserved something from Man U but 3 points today was probably more than everyone expected. Could have done without the 3 week break now really as we're on a roll but hopefully everyone will be fit and raring to go for the last 8 games.

3.) 11 Mar 2019 10:01:04
First game I've watched this season where I feel that we've been the "lucky team" - with Spurs squandering all their chances. They could've easily been 4-0 up at half time. But their decision making in front of goal wasn't great. We came out in the second and played great football, Redmond could've scored 2 himself.
Even though we were lucky, Spurs could've easily had a few red cards. Vertonghen high boot, Walkers-Peters tackle off the ball and Sissoko headbutt.



16 Dec 2018 15:28:07
what a difference.

1.) 16 Dec 2018 15:54:45
Can't believe (and hadn't realised) we hadn't scored a header all season! amazing performance . the pressing was from the Poch era . fantastic game of football to watch!

2.) 16 Dec 2018 17:12:39
Agree, and thankfully my comment of the other day came good, looks like we set up as 3,5,2.



30 Apr 2017 04:52:52
Remember being knocked out the cups early last season and how many of you said you'd give up league position for a decent cup run? 😂

Swear you lot just love a moan 😂.

1.) 30 Apr 2017 11:39:22
Think again the most frustrating thing is more the way they're performing. The Chelsea game I actually thought was ok but yesterday was not good enough. I don't care about rejuvenated teams or new managers we should not be drawing 0-0 at home to hull, no disrespect. A few down the beach earning their mega money while the supporters are still having to pay full whack to watch that pompey. all home games should be discounted till the end of the season and season ticket holders should get free cup next year or something incentive wise. again though we are safe but how will we replace van dijk. romueo might be under the radar enough to stay another season but players will leave and players will come, the problem this year seems to of been the players in haven't matched the quality of this leaving, could that be due to coaching/ scouting/ staff changes or black box not up to scratch but we have paid a lot of money on players this year . will they come good next year, who knows, who knows what the summer will bring but rumours start somewhere and I'm reading a lot of players leaving and not too many inbound. lazy jourbalism is a possibility and hopefully it won't be summer sale clear out again.



13 May 2016 11:05:15
Big Fraser just signed a new 5 year contract. Things are starting to look good!

1.) 13 May 2016 12:28:30
And JWP. both excellent news.



14 Apr 2016 14:47:08
Just set my profile picture to a supposed leak of next seasons shirt (if I'm allowed to have it up aha)

1.) 14 Apr 2016 23:59:53
Yh I would be happy with that kit 100 percent.




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11 Oct 2019 16:41:33

Had Bertrand been fully fit, I don't believe he would have played Cedric at LB and Danso at RB.



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08 Aug 2019 22:05:43
Danso is done-so.



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04 May 2019 12:25:22
Ralph likes Fraser (might even give him a start before the end of the season) can’t see us letting him go, more likely McCarthy will be off.



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13 Jan 2019 11:37:01
May as well have stuck with Gabbiadini if we want a striker who’s not prolific or better yet give the place to Obafemi/ Barnes/ Gallagher/ Seager and give them a chance to impress.



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04 Jan 2019 20:33:04
Love Davo, sad to see him go but he’s not playing and he deserves to finish his career the way he wants.

Happy to get rid of Gabbiadini, over the last two seasons he’s averaged a goal every 258 mins whereas Austin (who’s commonly referred to as ‘not good enough’) has averaged one every 195, Austin puts a shift in and doesn’t moan every time he doesn’t get an inch perfect pass. Gabbiadini’s simply not good enough.

Reckon Long might do okay under Ralph, scored 15? During Koeman’s first season with a similar style of play. I’d imagine Obefemi/ Barnes could do a similar job but I’d keep Long around until the end of the season at least.




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05 Dec 2019 20:59:55
Hope when everyone's fit we get one up top with Boufal on the left, Djenepo on the right and Redmond down the middle, almost like a false 9

Think Long deserves a mention,
- his workrate and running tested Norwich's defence,
- won the free kick that led to the first goal,
- set Ings up for the shot that nearly knocked Aarons out with a wonderful piece of hold up play
- His movement in the box drew the Norwich CB with him and allowed Bertrand to get into the space that Long was originally in to score
-and should have had a penalty later on.

Good role model for Obafemi, if he can learn to do what Long does with his pace, movement, work rate and add a regular goal, he'll be world class.



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07 Oct 2019 02:52:53
Why does Romeu need to do something with the ball? You're not moaning that someone like Boufal or Djenepo won't put a hard tackle in, so why must Romeu be everything? Players like him and Wanyama are important because their job is to protect the defence, they don't have to be the most skilful player in the team, because that's not a part of their job. Now, if you'd said something like, he lacks a bit of pace or he's sometimes a bit rash with his challenges - I'd agree but not for something that's not a part of his job in the team

I agree that JWP is trying too hard, he needs a few weeks out to get back to the player he was at the end of last season

Playing Boufal without another winger is going to ruin him, he can't be popping up on both sides and taking on the defence for 90mins each week on his own, ain't going to last long doing that. Once Djenepo is back fit I'd imagine both play most weeks

Gunn awful? How? I know goalkeepers mistakes are seen more often and so seems like they make more, but he's been our best keeper for a long time now. You seem to forget how many mistakes McCarthy made.



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21 May 2019 16:37:38
apparently he's been telling everyone he'd like to come back. However, I'd like to win the lottery, ain't going to happen though.



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17 May 2019 23:54:12
Away and 3rd are great. Home could do without the black bit but all 3 look better in person, not sure it deserves the hate. Definitely not as bad as the Pony ones we had or 05/ 06, 06/ 08 and 12/ 13, 13/ 14.



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03 May 2019 09:55:48
CM is going to be packed if we don't offload some

Keep --> Romeu, Hojbjerg, JWP, Lemina, Slattery, possibly Reed
Sell/ Loan --> Clasie, Lemina if we get a huge offer

There's also Rowthorn, Smallbone, Hale and Hamblin in the u23's who are about ready for first team football

Hopefully sell Hoedt and Cedric. Like to see Boufal and Carrilo given at least pre season

Decent CB to compete with Yoshida (if we're playing 3 at the back again) and back up RB and we'll be sorted tbh

Hojbjerg signed a 5 year in 2016, haven't seen anything since about a renewal so potentially runs out in 2021 - agree it needs extending though, don't think that will be an issue - seems to love it here.