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17 Jan 2020 11:07:38
Oreo and Boufal out? Celta Vigo sniffing around.

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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.

17 Jan 2020 14:59:10
Thanks Ed002.

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

19 Jan 2020 21:47:13
I thought it was excellent man management/ rhetoric from Ralph re new signings .
So lads, i know you've beaten Chelsea and Leicester away and Spurs home, we are keeping clean sheets . but it's still not good enough so i am going to get some more players in .
that's now how you do it!
Leicester was the greatest example of the team far exceeding the quality of the team. The players have been outstanding so respect to Ralph for his words. But please can we sign Redmond's twin brother, i hear he passes the ball :-)

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

15 Jan 2020 11:44:00
Saints interested in signing left back Joe Bryan from Fulham and right back Kyle walker peters from spurs.

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15 Jan 2020 13:24:21
Doubt Bryan will be able to push Bertie off the starting 11 though. Didn't exactly do well with Fulham in the prem last season. Looks much more solid in the Championship.
Having said that, I'd rather see him in Bertrand's place should he become unavailable, as opposed to us having to use Danso, Cedric, and Hojbjerg there like this season.

{Ed002's Note - Joe Bryan (RB) Fulham have said they have had enquiries from Atalanta, Southampton and, in particular, Watford.}

15 Jan 2020 08:09:57
Any legs in the Walker-peters deal Eds? I read that Saints are looking at the possibility of taking him on loan with a view to a permanent deal. I admit I do like these kind of deals, helped us in getting Bertrand and Ings while also stopped us wasting dosh on Caulker, Taider, Elia, and others (Alderweireld the exception) .
Cons with this deal: why on earth would we try to sign someone who cannot dislodge Aurier from the first team?

{Ed002's Note - Kyle Walker-Peters (RB) Crystal Palace have been in discussions with Spurs over taking KWP on loan as the player is keen to leave for game time. The problem is that Spurs are keen to sell Serge Aurier and Milan are pushing for a loan to buy (as they do not have the funds to buy him and a low bid will fall on deaf ears). Milan are also being pushed to take Kenny Tete but could be tempted to offer up Krzysztof Piatek as part of the deal. If Aurier departs it means that any move for KWP could well be delayed until Spurs can get their replacement (ideally Elseid Hysaj as Ricardo Pereira remains unlikely) in. Dougie Freedman has been negotiating on behalf of Crystal Palace and has been told this. A further complication is the interest of Southampton and Brighton in taking KWP on an initial loan. A loan for KWP would allow to concentrate on getting their first choice in the summer.}

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15 Jan 2020 12:47:21
Lots of actors in that play I see. Very much appreciated Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

13 Jan 2020 13:52:24
Reading that Marin Pongracic to Saints all but done. Any truth in this, Eds?

{Ed002's Note - He is certainly leaving this month.}

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13 Jan 2020 15:05:46
Saints might be his destination?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, because others have been dropping off the list.}

13 Jan 2020 15:38:02
We've apparently been looking at him for quite a while.

{Ed002's Note - Not seen as anything special and way down the list of CB targets.}

13 Jan 2020 18:49:37
Surely pongracic must be a improvement on yoshida and vestergard ed.

{Ed002's Note - I am not going to try to compare players. The point is that he was way down southampton's list.}}

13 Jan 2020 22:36:29
Who was top of the list then ed.

{Ed002's Note - I gave you the list of players Southampton were keen on.}

14 Jan 2020 19:25:06
He has just signed for wolfsburg.

15 Jan 2020 05:32:53
Indeed he did.

12 Jan 2020 17:39:10
eds,
any news on Jarrod Bowen are we interested or not. Many thanks.

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

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13 Jan 2020 15:41:03
I think that Wolves were looking at him. Haven't heard of any interest from Saints.

10 Jan 2020 16:12:02
I am obliged to say where I have heard this from however I have heard through the grapevine Southampton are believed to be interested in signing Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Morgan Schneiderlin. Or at least one of the 3 preferably Clyne suiting Ralph’s number one priority position. All 3 players are waiting by the exit door of their current clubs and although age is not on their sides anymore the Saints are thought to hold great intent on re signing at least one of the 3. I don’t know how true this is, however when I was told about this I was quick enough to research/ Google these players and it turns out this could actually be genuine. I know the first person to comment on here will say never going to happen it doesn’t suit Southampton recruitment policy etc. Etc. But maybe Ralph believes these players could make the team a real success and push higher than just to retain Premier League status. Who knows but posting what I’ve been told which I found very interesting.

{Ed001's Note - Clyne is out injured for the season.}

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10 Jan 2020 16:36:56
True although reports suggest Liverpool have already had enquiries for his services from several clubs and he’s set to recover from his injury soon. All I’ve heard come out of Southampton is the need and priority of bringing in full backs. I can’t help but think we are one of those clubs who have made an enquiry. Thoughts?

{Ed001's Note - unless I have missed something, his contract is up in the summer.}

11 Jan 2020 02:54:41
Sorry, no to all three. Spidey is not the player he was and Clyne has spent more time on the injury list than on the field. We don't know what kind of player he'll be like once he's able to play. That and being on high wages as well. In fact they all are. Really hope that's just lazy journalism wherever your source is from. Just because Matt Crocker returned doesn't mean the ex players are coming back as well.

11 Jan 2020 12:16:29
So you wouldn’t take a fit Adam Lallana back Vick?

11 Jan 2020 12:20:53
Cedric Soares leaving Southampton

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

12 Jan 2020 01:53:04
1885 we're looking at Maehle for the right back spot aren't we? Younger and fitter, probably won't be on as high as wages. Crystal Palace and West Ham looks more possible for Clyne than us.

13 Jan 2020 07:45:12
No thank you to Clyne, Lallana and Schneiderlin. They all ruined their careers by leaving us, why on earth should we help or care them a bit? As Vick said, Maehle looks much more likeable and fits into Saints' transfer policy.

{Ed001's Note - Clyne ruined his career due to his lifestyle.}

13 Jan 2020 13:50:51
Whatever, Eds :) Ruined anyway after leaving.

13 Jan 2020 14:10:26
In all fairness I respect Spider on how he conducted himself back then. You can see as well from his tweet that he really cares for the club and was frustrated with the quick fire sales that happened at the time. Didn't complain when we asked him to stay for one more season, put his head down and gave his all. He deserved his move.

13 Jan 2020 15:43:47
Personally I wouldn't want any of them back. Been there done that. We need to look forward and not take backward steps.

03 Jan 2020 10:09:05
Hi, Eds. Any info about players Saints are seriously trying to sign this month? Read something about Maehle and Salisu, but are they just made up stories? Todibo rumours out of range?

{Ed002's Note - I cannot answer the "seriously" aspects but there has been interested in a number of players.
Joakim Maehle (RB) has been of previous interest to Southampton, Burnley and Fiorentina and is available at the right price - and Southampton remain keen.
Marc Guehi (CB) want him to replace Vestergaard - plus an offer to buy from Nottingham Forest and a loan offers from Norwich and Bristol City.
Lewis Gibson (CB) A couple of minor injuries, and game time has dried up so the player has to consider options which include old club Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton and Rangers.
Mohammed Salisu (CB) Norwich are very keen on taking the Valladolid centre back in January but may face opposition from Southampton and Everton. Manchester United and Valencia have been credited with scouting the player by his club.
Jean-Clair Todibo (CB) will only be sold with a buy-back clause and €25M - plenty of interest but Barcelona do not see him as good enough - will be available in January and is being offered around to clubs including Everton, Inter, Manchester United. But Milan already in talks and interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Southampton.
Morgan Sanson (CM) very unlikely
Yari Verschaeren (AM) interesting Lille and Southampton, there may be efforts to seek a move in January for fear of Anderlecht facing sanctions.
Ben Chrisene (M) also wanted by Chelsea
Eberechi Eze (RW)

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03 Jan 2020 13:14:15
Thanks, Eds! Plenty of names 😊.

03 Jan 2020 21:58:52
Seen a rumour about Lallana rejoining Southampton in July and will be announced next week. Do you know if there is any truth to that Edd's please?

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

03 Jan 2020 22:24:03
Ok thanks, thought I'd ask a mate sent it to me from Twitter.

05 Jan 2020 12:33:31
Thank God for that. Wouldn't offer anything and too injury prone anyways.
I hope Danso's loan be made permanent.
Earlier this season after Targett leaving I've been wanting a LB to cover or compete with Bertie but Vokins might just be the answer for now. If we get a RB then Cedric is off.

05 Jan 2020 21:03:58
I've seen comments from Cedric saying he is off at the end of the season regardless.

21 Dec 2019 17:44:04
Pointed out a few weeks ago that we should be targeting the next five games, looking for 10 points, but probably only getting 6-8 and needing to get out of the relegation zone.

9 points and 3 clear of safety I will take for sure. If Danny stays fit we will be fine.

Bar an Antonio performance and just a poor half against Newcastle, obviously we are still shaky when leading but the fact that we are leading so often is a maddive plus - beating the three teams below us is huge.

We now have a settled back line, McCarthy and Stephens playing well, Long still not clinical but causing problems are Ings, JWP and our tricky wingers off the bench giving us a multi-faceted threat. A full back/ versatile defender (would have loved Jedvaj) in January and an AM maybe is what I think is realistic, but we mustn't splurge heavily.

With Villa, Bournemouth and Brighton now dropping like stones, were right in amongst things and if we can continue to pick up points and not go on any losing runs to February we're well placed.

che CRY TOT lei WOL cry liv in that run - hopefully muster 6 points and leave us on 24 with 14 games to go and a kind run in wouldn't look too bad.

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14 Dec 2019 19:45:59
Just watched our latest loss, what is wrong with our defenders couldn't handle Antonio all game, saved from a heavier defeat by bar, feel sorry for ings when is he going to get some quality support.

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14 Dec 2019 21:30:20
There just doesn't seem to be anyone willing to make a through pass, or have a shot from distance (for the chance/ threat of being booed or jeered) - The players are not performing, but isn't that the job of the manager to turn around?

I'm starting to wonder whether Ralph's ideas are not suited to the Prem or possibly just our team - If the board ever decided to make a change, they could do a lot worse than Garry Monk with James Beattie as his assistant (#SaintsDreamTeam)

14 Dec 2019 23:23:30
Redmond today almost single handedly lost us the first half! he was awful! he held the ball too long, his distribution was awful, he slowed the play down, he gave the ball away, he didn't track back, he was ball watching for long periods! it's time he was sent out on loan to rediscover his form - he couldn't dribble past a lamppost!

Ok the rest . Hoejbjerg was terrible! his passing, his positional play, his distribution, Not sure he's had a good game in a while]

JWP definitely prefers the number 10 role and plays much better in that role.

The defence . they bullied the two CB's . and they won the fight. We needed Vestergaard out there and he should have been brought on to add some height and strength.

Why was Djenepo on the right when moved to the left much more dangerous.

Ings and Long - still believe that is a good partnership.

We need Boufal back - adds another dimension

Romeu was good today, much more dynamic, much more positive,

Yes we were caught on the break several times - 8/ 10 were due to terrible distribution/ caught in possession .
2/ 10 was due to good play by WHU

So where does that leave us. When we play to win we are much better. Redmond has to be dropped now. What is the point of having Long running around at great speed waiting for balls, Ings taking up great positions . if no one is going to pass to them!

Djenepo on the left, Boufal anywhere you like . Ings and Long up front getting service .

play Yoshida . better reader of the game, more aggression, better passer and tackler .

16 Dec 2019 21:07:31
Think a lot of the problem in defence are two full back who go forward but have to wait for the bus to get back. Would have defenders in defence.

17 Dec 2019 22:26:56
Listen Up Ralph! Saints supporters suggested team/ s to face Villa are on the money. Have You GOT THE BALLS this time? Good Luck now and 2020! Keep On Marching.

 


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