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31 Jan 2020 16:10:23
Yoshida to Sampdoria coming out of Italy.

1.) 31 Jan 2020 19:41:59
Seems like this could happen. I would rather he stayed but good luck to him if he does move.



31 Jan 2020 08:46:25
Ed02 do you know of any possible late signings for us today? i'm thinking our business is probably done now but there is always hope.

{Ed002's Note - I think the departure of CS will probably be the end of it Ben.}

1.) 31 Jan 2020 11:47:34
OK Mate thanks, keep up the great work.



15 Jan 2020 13:43:45
Marin Pongracic has signed for Wolfsburgh.

1.) 15 Jan 2020 13:51:17
Wolfsburg! 4.5 years, I really hope we get a decent CB in. Starting to think because we have had a good run of late this area is going to be over looked again. I really hope not, we have been crying out for a decent CB since Jose Fonte.

2.) 15 Jan 2020 15:57:12
According to ssn . saints are only interested in full backs . which is a shame.

3.) 16 Jan 2020 13:43:46
Not even sure that we'll get any full backs in with Valery coming back from injury and Vokins stepping up.

4.) 17 Jan 2020 06:28:13
We might have to if Bertie leaves. Taking it with a pinch of salt though.

5.) 17 Jan 2020 12:24:51
I don't think that Vokins is ready to make the LB spot his own yet so hopefully Bertie stays.

6.) 17 Jan 2020 19:19:25
Volkins definitely isn't ready for the step up. Don't even rate him much to be honest. Mcqueen or another lb.



03 Jul 2019 11:36:16

I'm not sure I believe this one. We currently have so many strikers on the books. Would be great if it was true though. Do Edd's have any info? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Not as far as I know Ben.}

1.) 03 Jul 2019 16:26:51
Hi guys

I have been watching events at Sfc with great excitement and a real sense of anticipation for the coming season with Che Adams and Djenepo and I respect eds comments 're Andre Silva but with Austin going and if there is genuine interest in Carillo then maybe this rumour has validity. I have been really impressed with what is happening at Sfc with a great manager and support team and backing by the owner I can genuinely say I am really looking forward to this season which is the first. I hope season ticket sales are going well, let's pack St Mary's and turn it back in the fortress that it once was. coys!

2.) 04 Jul 2019 02:14:03
I think we would have to offload Austin, Carillo and Gallagher as well as probably sending Obafemi on loan to a championship club before we looked at another striker. Much more likely that Ralph is looking at Obafemi and Long as back up to Adams and Ings along with using Redmond in that forward role on occasions.

3.) 04 Jul 2019 10:13:31
Agree withj all the above guys. Thanks Ed002 (Thumbs up)



12 Jan 2018 10:24:46
Ed's, please can you tell me as I have been reading from multiple sources that we have only recieved 17 million up front for VVD?

The Times reports that the sum will be paid in instalments and that they are only guaranteed to get £17m now.

It means that the south coast outfit could be looking for more modestly priced players than some fans would have expected, and whether he costs £8.8m as per his reported release clause or £4m, Prijovic would certainly be an interesting addition to the Saints squad.

Is this why all we are hearing about is Loans. This is extremly worring.

{Ed002's Note - The fee is payable in instalments as all large fees are generally - few clubs have the cash flow to pay up front. Similarly, if Southampton were to look at Walcott for example, they would perhaps look to paying £10M up front and £10M next January (or whatever). I would forget any release clause for Prijovic.}

1.) 12 Jan 2018 16:43:02
OK thanks Ed002.




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30 Jan 2020 17:12:01
I have to say slightly disappointed crystal palace are probably going to win the race for Jarrod Bowen, I know we are concentrating more on defence but what a player Bowen is and a snip at 16 million. I bet he is worth triple that by next season.

1.) 30 Jan 2020 21:00:32
Apparently West Ham have come in with a late bid.

2.) 31 Jan 2020 08:42:05
Yes I've seen that Teejaysaint, this really should be the sort of player we go in for at that price, like Madison these type of players will have massive sell on value (not that I like us selling our best players) we could sell lamina and Elyounoussi at reduce prices to cover the cost, oh well.



18 Jun 2019 17:14:45
So Gary Monk has just been sacked/ left Birmingham after a board row, does that mean an imminent signing for the saints in Adams, I really do hope so! :)



05 Jan 2018 11:19:54
I will probably be shot down here but I look at our squad and all I see are clones! our players are just so similar.

I worry we don't have diversity in our squad. Where are the characters in the side, the type of player that will stand up and fight?

1.) 05 Jan 2018 11:38:06
Talk of Carillo from Monaco and Carroll from Wet Sham
Now that could be a plan B.
What about Martin O Neill as next manager if he could be prised away?

2.) 05 Jan 2018 12:00:55
One guy I think it's a bit of a shame to miss out on as our manager is Chris Coleman; what he did so well at Wales is build a true team of players working and fighting for each other.

Not too sure about ONeill personally.

3.) 05 Jan 2018 12:03:44
I would say that Carillo could be an interesting addition - On paper he looks like the Target man we need (and never replaced when we sold Pelle) - But he is an unknown in the Premier League, and you could argue that in our lowly position we require proven performers. Andy Carroll would be just that, but we could never afford his wages.

4.) 05 Jan 2018 12:07:21
Saint Ben character is instilled in players by guidance and motivation and giving them self belief. All those years ago Brian Clough had an ordinary side which he turned into a European Cup winning club. He was an abrasive, self opinionated, arrogant man but he did it. Not saying we want anybody like him but we need someone who can put a rocket up the arse of some of these talented players we have would help. Somebody like Bally or Strachan would do me.

5.) 05 Jan 2018 12:56:27
I don't really agree with you Ben, I think all 3 of our current strikers have different qualities. I think the same about Tadic, Redmond and Boufal. I also feel the same about the likes of Ward-Prowse, Romeu and Lemina.
However, I think on paper certain players will play better with others going forward. For example, Tadic always plays better with a target man in the team. He seems to put in better performances with Austin.
But I think that is one of our problems, it's hard to know what players are actually invested in the club. We've seen a couple of good performances by an individual and suddenly they're praised by everyone and every team in the big 6 want their signatures.
I think it's hard for players to be invested in the club when this is the issue.

6.) 05 Jan 2018 12:57:46
Strachan is available, and a bit left-field; but so is Roy Keane if you want rockets up bottoms! ;-)

I would have loved Chris Coleman as our manager - As I've said before, as a club we're more set-up to suit an International Manager (ie. The club signs the players, not the manager) - Coleman is terrific at molding a team with the players at his disposal.

7.) 05 Jan 2018 13:07:47
Saint Chris - as much as I agree about the manager I don't think you understood what I meant about the players. Roy Keane springs to mind, he was never shown how to be aggressive and stand up for the team, it was part of his DNA.

In my humble opion we have to many players that are clones of each other. We could do with some players that will stand up and fight and be accounted for, players with a bit of bite! like in times gone by. Jimmy Case, Francis Benali, Neil Ruddock.

8.) 05 Jan 2018 14:08:09
Think SaintBen was talking from a personality perspective rather than on-field styles, in which case I can see what he means but think it's just a feature of the modern game. Modern football, and Southampton more so than many, is all about professionalism, and I think many of our players are of this mindset. Southampton is a step in a career, and I don't get the impression (this bit is actually based on talking to someone who worked at the club last year) there's too much of a personal bond within the squad.

This is a good and a bad thing. Saints lead the way in terms of performance metrics and use of technology throughout our youth and senior teams, and create a very professional environment. On the flip side, there does seem to be a lack of emotion and fight.

9.) 05 Jan 2018 15:00:12
Saint Ben the players you mention were what football was all about, I could name many more like Billy Bremner, Bryan Robson etc. but unfortunately the way football has changed regarding physical contact they would spend most of the season suspended 😄.



31 Aug 2017 14:07:03
Swansea WOW! Bony and Renato Sanches, why couldn't we be in for players like these, if swansea can do it why can't we.

1.) 31 Aug 2017 17:29:45
How on earth has Sanches gone to Swansea. Had Clement got something on him or what?!
Quality player how have we missed him.

2.) 31 Aug 2017 19:32:55
I read the rumours last night and thought naah that would never happen guess I underestimated swansea then. but lemina was a great signing for us too.

3.) 31 Aug 2017 22:35:27
Sanches has gone because of their manager . his ex club doing him a favour. Connections!



13 Jul 2017 15:28:17
Man City have offers accepted for Walker and Mendy, hopefully that means Bertrand is staying.

Would be nice if City enquired about Bertrand but we said we are not selling any stars as Les Reed himself recently stated.

1.) 13 Jul 2017 16:24:45
So you'd like city to come after one of our players and potentially unsettle him just so the club can make a statement that it has already made? Ridiculous.

2.) 14 Jul 2017 12:41:16
Excuse me trudnai! you cannot stop a club coming in / enquiring about any player can you, obviously? what I was saying was if they had come in / enquired about Bertrand and we said he or any of our southampton star's are not for sale then that would be a good thing! Jesus.

3.) 14 Jul 2017 17:04:12
I'd rather clubs stayed away from our players so we don't risk upsetting the player by not letting him move. I have no doubt the board / manager would agree!

4.) 14 Jul 2017 21:50:10
that's like wishing someone better looking with more money would try it on with your girlfriend just in the hope she knocks them back ahaha.

5.) 15 Jul 2017 14:43:21
Id her we were in the market for some goal scorers than be talking about selling.




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31 Jan 2020 11:47:34
OK Mate thanks, keep up the great work.



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30 Jan 2020 15:03:48
LOL! no way, why on earth would we sell him in January Benny Boy? 35 million is nothing in this market plus we wouldn't spend 35 million on another player. Every player has off days, our whole squad is full of them.



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17 Jan 2020 14:59:10
Thanks Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Ben.}



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17 Jan 2020 13:50:47
Not sure about anyone else but don't see it happening unless they are permanent deals, I believe Celta would be looking for loans only.

Also fans are starting to throw their toys out of their pram's because of the managers recent comments about maybe not signing anyone in this window. I would take that with a pinch of salt though as clubs knowing we have to do business in this window only puts the price of our targets up, It might just be a clever move from the manager and club putting out to the media that we don't need to do business and then if we do look to do some business we don't seem desperate and have our pants pulled down like in previous transfers.

what are your thoughts EDD's?

{Ed002's Note - Oriol Romeu (DM) wanted by Celta Vigo but I cannot see they will be able to afford him. Southampton may be open to a summer sale.
Sofiane Boufal (LW) Celta Vigo want another loan and Southampton may be open if there was an obligation to buy him in the summer - but finances may be an issue. Milan have enquired after his availability, but no more.



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15 Jan 2020 13:51:17
Wolfsburg! 4.5 years, I really hope we get a decent CB in. Starting to think because we have had a good run of late this area is going to be over looked again. I really hope not, we have been crying out for a decent CB since Jose Fonte.




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31 Jan 2020 08:42:05
Yes I've seen that Teejaysaint, this really should be the sort of player we go in for at that price, like Madison these type of players will have massive sell on value (not that I like us selling our best players) we could sell lamina and Elyounoussi at reduce prices to cover the cost, oh well.



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30 Jan 2020 16:58:53
I think he will prove to be an upgrade on Cedric, have you seen how well he gets forward? and his crossing from wide areas is superb, hopefully our strikers benefit from this.



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16 Jul 2019 10:11:54
I don't mind Lemina going to united or Arsenal but I wouldn't be happy with him going to Leicester or west ham, these have to be the clubs we are chasing and want to be surpassing?



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11 Jul 2019 14:39:57
It's exciting, and in Ralph I think we have a special manager. I'm going to the United game on the 31st August, my kind of stag do, got 20 tickets from the club, thank you Southampton F.C. (2 thumbs up) so looking forward to my friends seeing the new team. God I would love to get 3 points against united :)



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11 Jul 2019 10:27:36
Totally agree JulesT, I was so excited when we signed Clasie, I really don't think he has had a fair shot at Southampton. But I have to say I have so much faith in Ralph that I feel who ever he decides to move on I have no problems with it, I totally and utterly trust in his judgement. I wasn't happy when I first heard about Lamina but then I thought well I imagine Ralph has spoken with him and had made the decision his heart isn't in it at the Saints so just move on. Ralph wants players that will run through brick walls for him! I'm defiantly on board and i'm really excited about the season ahead.