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22 Jun 2020 11:37:44
any ed's know what's going on with Salisu?
Heard he's stopped talks with Rennes in favour of talking to Southampton but he's unlikely to get a UK work permit.

{Ed002's Note - Mohammed Salisu (CB) Norwich were very keen on taking the Valladolid centre back in January but will face opposition from Wolves, Southampton and Everton. Manchester United and Valencia have been credited with scouting the player by his club, but they have also said the are in talks with Atletico Madrid. Rennes agreed a fee with Valladolid for Salisu but his agent rejected a move to France in favour of a move to the Premier League. He will see what options are available.}



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.




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28 Jun 2020 22:38:00
Best ever premier league away form

Worst ever premier league home form

Wonder if there's a single issue or if there's 32,000 of them. 🤷‍♂️.

1.) 29 Jun 2020 09:53:05
No one at the arsenal game. The home atmosphere can get pretty sour quick granted but it seems to be more of a blip. These fans are the same as any other year. Hopefully now we've hit that magical 40 points they can play with less pressure and with a couple of winnable home games (on paper) it would be nice to see the team squash any feeling they might have about always losing at home.



28 Feb 2020 19:40:44

any known interest from prem teams (not just southampton) in Aaron Hickey at Hearts? Reckon he'd be a decent shout.

{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware.}



22 Feb 2020 14:46:37
Word out of the club is that Valery failed an internal drug test and was suspended by the club for 3 months. That's what his 'virus' was.

1.) 22 Feb 2020 18:03:48
That is EXACTLY what i suggested about 2 weeks ago. To be training so long and not play a game could only have meant that.
Lucky he didn't fail an FA one the ban would have been much longer.



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.




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22 Jun 2020 11:36:31
afaik spurs have already put in a 30 million bid with arsenal sniffing around too - if that turns to a bidding war, the already very slim chance of signing him would be zero.

Considering the 3 players we've had significant links to lately (Salisu, Disasi and Zeefuik) would cost us less than £30million combined I can't see us smashing our transfer record to land him

Depending on what spurs offer for Hojbjerg we may not even spend £15 million this transfer window.



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21 Jun 2020 21:50:26
got no chance of getting Aarons, probably going to end up at a london club for £30 mil.



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17 Jun 2020 03:35:21
think the only people worrying about a virus that has killed .065% of the population in the worst hit country and is dropping off pretty much of as quickly as came (much like the original sars from 2003) are the people falling for the lamestream media's okie doke

even the WHO (not that I'd actually trust them) say you need to be within a metre of someone who has it for more than 15 mins in an enclosed area.
It's incredibly unlikely any football player will catch it from another during a game.



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18 Feb 2020 16:28:02
Vestergaard was played over Bednarek because of his height would have been an advantage against Burnley’s attack

Same reason why Yoshida would get played at right back against teams who’d lump it forward rather than play it on the ground.



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11 Jan 2020 23:42:23
a fit Adam Lallana? Yes
his attitude, baggage and physio bill? no.




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22 Feb 2020 14:45:37
dunno wouldn't necessarily say his size is the problem, just needs to learn how to use it

Dani Alves and Marcelo are 5ft 8 and they've been two of the very best for the last 10 years. Cafu is 5ft 8 and Roberto Carlos is 5ft 6 and they were both voted in the top 100 players ever.



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28 Jan 2020 12:14:15
Wasn’t it Ralph that bought him at RB Liepzig?
Apparently the coaching staff had serious questions about him as player, don’t know whether that included Ralph or not though.



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28 Jan 2020 01:55:08
same could be said about Sims though and how many think he should be playing every week?
Could be one that's gone under the radar, could be one that doesn't fit Mourinho's park the bus style of play, could be a dud.



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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.