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08 Jul 2019 07:38:16
Hi Eds, just noticed in the site that in the first team list there is no place for Carrillo and Hoedt. They must be moving away? Any fresh info about their transfers? I also assume Austin, Lemina, Stephens, Gallagher and either McCarthy or Forster free to leave, if the right offer comes. Any info about them?


{Ed002's Note - My notes say that the following are available:
Fraser Forster (G)
Cedric Soares (RB)
Wesley Hoedt (CB)
Steven Davis (CM)
Sofiane Boufal (LW)
Guido Carrillo (S)

1.) 08 Jul 2019 10:58:15
Davis has gone to ranger's permanently ed.

{Ed002's Note - Right.}

2.) 08 Jul 2019 12:13:29
steven davis is a rangers player.

3.) 08 Jul 2019 13:19:21
Thanks, Eds. Sees like Lemina as well as he has been left out from trip to Austria.

4.) 08 Jul 2019 21:14:49
Apparently Lemina has told Saints that he wants to leave.



27 Jan 2019 20:25:06
Any truth in Rogerio rumours, Ed?


{Ed002's Note - Che Adams is taking up the efforts at this time.}

1.) 28 Jan 2019 11:57:18
Thanks Ed! Che Adams move likely to happen?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot anser "likely" questions but Southampton are working on it.}

2.) 29 Jan 2019 12:28:26
Burnley apparently looking at ache Adams too.

3.) 31 Jan 2019 13:19:03
Burnley have apparently made a second bid for Adams (declined) not sure that Saints will get themselves into a bidding war. In any event I see Adams as a long term investment rather than a short term fix. Other options will become available come the summer.



31 Jul 2018 09:56:20
Any INs/ OUTs before the window shuts, Eds? Targett? Lemina? Any CB? Any striker? (OUT) How about INs? Are we still in for the CB? Santos, Mina? Wingers? Ghezzal? Kostic? Any new AMC/ ST coming? Seems Forster will go out on loan to Burnley.


{Ed002's Note - It remains more or less as I explained.}

1.) 01 Aug 2018 12:24:18
Apparently we are now interested in Moussa Marega from Porto (22 goal in 29 games last year) for about £22m.

And Newcastle/ West Brom talks over Rondon have broken down.

Regardless of whether Fulham sign Targett or not surely we have to make a strong effort to bring in a striker.

Haven't we?

2.) 02 Aug 2018 14:29:24
We are very stupid if we let Targett go. We are crying out for another CB. Apart from Vestergaard all the other CBs just not good enough for the PL and Hughes likes to play with 3 CBs.

We also need a striker. Austin and Gabbi are good enough, but we need a target striker! Long haven't convinced. Sam is?

Another winger wouldn't hurt either. Moi clearly good enough for the PL. Armstrong looks bright! Davis and Romeu are?

3.) 02 Aug 2018 20:12:56
I'd really love to know where Sam Gallgher stands with saints.

I think he's looked bright in the small number of minutes sparky has given him and I don't think he could do any worse than Shane Long unfortunately. He's played tough Championship football with struggling sides that have had managerial changes left, right and centre and still managed to score a handful. Albeit, hasn't scored a huge number but has had difficult cirumstances on loan to Blackburn and Birmingham who both struggled for form at the time.

I'd be very disappointed in Saints if they were to let him go because it seems like a prime oppurtunity for his chance in the squad. Although I agreed it would be a risk, but I want to see Saints go back to when we were taking chances on our homegrown players because it has paid off. I'd also like to mention whilst i'm on the subject that Targett has been absolutely fantastic in this pre season and needs to be kept in my opinion and i'm really hoping Targett, Gallagher, Sims, Reed and McQueen get their chances this season and do us proud.

That's my thoughts on some of our younger players and homegrown players, i'm not saying they should be starting just because they're from our academy, all i'm saying is that they may have something to offer.

First time poster so be nice lol.

4.) 03 Aug 2018 03:09:53
We have to keep Targett. His stint at Fulham sparked his confidence and we saw glimpses of what he could do when Koeman temporarily switched to a back three back then. Shift Bertrand to the left of a back three or sign Gibson, let Targett and McQueen battle out the left wingback spot. Find a buyer for Long and sign a proper target man.

5.) 03 Aug 2018 05:36:55
Agree totally with both previous replies. I'd keep all the mentioned "youngsters".

Only problem with Bertie on LCB is that he's best going wide forward and sending inch perfect crosses like the one for McQueen in Celta game. Even though he might be our best CB after Vestergaard.

Lille's RB in rumours so maybe Cedric leaving?

But we have many questionmarks. Yoshi? Bednarek? Hoedt? Stephens? Romeu? Davis? Redmond? Long? Currently good enough for the PL?

6.) 03 Aug 2018 17:41:38
Romeu is perfectly good enough for the prem.
Redmond simply needs more fan support and the right coaching. he's 24 so has time on his side. Long needs to go and probably Davis only really on account of his age. Stephens Bednarek and Hoedt also need the fans behind them more. Yoshi can still do a decent job but wouldn't be problem if he goes. I believe generally that this transfer windows been good, at least better then last one and players in general need more belief and support instead of crap aimed at them. like to see youth used more this year.

7.) 03 Aug 2018 17:48:26
Think we're being a bit harsh on Stephens here. There's potential there, and CB's often develop later.

It's time to just keep Gallagher and see what happens. The loan system serves a purpose, but it's time for him to sink or swim. That doesn't mean start him, it just means keep him around and give him whatever opportunities he can earn in training (Cup games, injury fill-ins, etc. ) .

8.) 04 Aug 2018 13:19:36
3 of our centre backs are very young and all have great potential. Most CBs don’t fully develop until they are in their middle 20s.



15 Jul 2018 07:55:05
According to today's news we have made official bid to sign Danny Ings! 💪💪💪 Any truth in this, Eds?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know about any bid, but they very rarely happen these days so you can ignore the term really. Certainly Saints are amongst a number of clubs who have enquired and been given a number if they want to sign him. No idea or interest in talking finances or what the numbers are, but I was told Southampton are one of a number who have not been put off by the amount and it will be down to Danny himself to choose between the teams interested. He would have, out of choice, preferred to stay in the north-west, but that looks unlikely, with Bournemouth and Soton two of the main interested parties, but I wouldn't rule out a return to Burnley because of their location. They also have European football and Sean Dyche to make up for their lower wages. There is also Newcastle and Fulham to consider.}

1.) 15 Jul 2018 09:31:40
Thanks, Ed!

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

2.) 15 Jul 2018 09:49:43
Why would he want to stay in north west? His family are from Winchester he has friends in Southampton he is a Southerner so why do you think he is so enamoured with the North West? He will go where they pay him the best money.
Mike southampton.

{Ed001's Note - because he has lived and settled down there over the last few years playing for Burnley and Liverpool I presume. How on earth would I know why he prefers the area? If it was all about money to him, he could have gone for a lot more money than Liverpool's offer. The lad is happy with what he has monetarily, it is about his career and personal happiness for him. He joined Liverpool to achieve a dream, and now it has not worked out, he just wants to go and play footie. It is not about who pays him the most, it is about first team football or he would be staying put and earning double the salary at Liverpool that he would get at any of the teams interested in him. Perhaps you should not make judgements on people you clearly do not know at all.}

3.) 15 Jul 2018 15:15:18
DIngs is from the southampton local area, supported Southampton as a boy, and probably (probably) therefore still supports Southampton now. He’ll sign.


Also, I’m pretty happy with the other signings made so far this summer - Angus Gunn (tick), Jannik Vestergaard, Stuart Armstrong, (this is will be a challenege for both predictive text and spell-check. ) Mohamed Elyounoussi - all good quality, could prove to be good value for money signings and longer term as well as there here and now. Looking good for the new season ahead. To be lucky enough to sign Danny Ings to that would really top it off. Positive

Also, finally while I’m here and talking football - I’ve got to say a big congratulations to Gareth Southgate and his England squad. National pride restored, and has actively connected us all with the Three Lions again

It’s Home

All the best everyone

Saint Etienne.

4.) 15 Jul 2018 18:32:48
Lallana was/ is supposedly an Everton fan, grew up around the south coast and still wanted to go to liverpoo. Plenty of players have played for rivals of who they supposedly support.

This country's not very big, it takes a relatively small amount of time to get from one end of the country to the other, I highly doubt proximity to family/ friends plays a part in where a player chooses to play

This logic of "oh they're from such and such a place, they support such and such a team, they'll go there" is silly.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love for Ings to sign, but he's going to go where he gets the most of what's important to him, whether that's game time, money, Euro football, sentimentality, whatever.

{Ed001's Note - it is game time he is after.}

5.) 16 Jul 2018 10:03:01
Adam Blackmore has tweeted saying just whispers and no truth behind Saints and Ings.

Not a great signing anyway if it was to be true.



22 Jun 2018 19:59:15
Armstrong from Celtic just about done deal. Hmmmm. hmmmm. hmmmm. Does he make our midfield any better? Is he upgrade from Tadic?


1.) 22 Jun 2018 21:21:50
Not seen too much of him but I wasn't over impressed with him. Certainly don't think he's an upgrade on what we already have.

{Ed007's Note - Armstrong's a hard working box to box midfielder with an eye for a goal and I think he might surprise a few people next year. I'm disappointed to see him leave Celtic but it was always on the cards since he only signed a years extension last summer and I hope he does well, he's a nice lad with a level head on his shoulders - oh and he has a law degree!}

2.) 22 Jun 2018 21:28:57
different type of player to Tadic. Coming in to be an upgrade on Davis.

3.) 22 Jun 2018 23:22:47
Sounds like a good deal to me. I wouldn't question any of our buys from Celtic due to the success rate we have had with their players!

4.) 23 Jun 2018 01:58:52
If he's a replacement for Davis then this signing is entirely welcomed. Younger, fresher, and still got his legs with him. The midfield department is well stocked for competition for the upcoming season. Although you have to wonder what this means for Reed, Clasie, and of course, Davis himself. Maybe even Lemina. Eds, any potential movement for either aformentioned players if the Armstrong deal goes ahead.

5.) 23 Jun 2018 05:13:09
Thank you for the comments! If he's Davis' successor then fine. And very true that Celtic players have done brilliant for us! But pacy wingers and creative AMC is what we really need!

6.) 23 Jun 2018 17:12:58
I think we will be surprised by Armstrong. Whether we use him as a box to box or more attacking, the lad has goals in him. And, for all us old timers out there, he is a good as his namesake (David) then we will be very happy.
Pacy winger? Errrr we have one, Sims. Let's use him for gods sake, rather than let him suffocat e on the bench.

7.) 23 Jun 2018 17:48:44
StaffsSaint . David Armstrong, my second fav player behind Mr Stevie Williams :)

8.) 23 Jun 2018 20:23:40
DC, Stevie Williams, like most, went downhill once he left the Dell. All good memories of good players, great teams and a great manager.




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13 Jul 2016 18:22:15
Pied transfer collapses. Any idea, Ed's, whose next right back in line? Is Barcelona still interested in signing Cedric?


{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what these words mean. Sorry.}




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09 Aug 2019 06:14:29
Seems that we did :) Hope the club will announce Danso today.




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08 Aug 2019 14:43:26
Ed0002, is the full back the one from Spurs? Kyle Walker-Pieters?


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28 Jul 2019 08:46:58
Do have any names, Ed002? Cheers!




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08 Jul 2019 13:19:21
Thanks, Eds. Sees like Lemina as well as he has been left out from trip to Austria.




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06 Jun 2019 06:34:53
Eds, can you confirm Djanepo's move to Saints about to be done?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer questions about timing but there will be a need to obtain a Work Permit.}




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