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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it 21:41 - May 12 with 2480 viewsElijahK

So a PL player on a pro contract can now have the time to go and be a pundit for a midweek game! Sheesh just sums up how much of a waste his contract was

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 22:35 - May 12 with 1761 viewsTripleNiemi

Chill out pal, no threat of relegation so all's good

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 06:53 - May 13 with 1555 viewssaintwizzler

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 22:35 - May 12 by TripleNiemi

Chill out pal, no threat of relegation so all's good


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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:10 - May 13 with 1461 viewssaint22

I said at the time was a busted flush & that this was a complete waste of money and how right i was
HAs to go down as one of the worst decisions RH has made, and there s a long list
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:52 - May 13 with 1428 viewsSaintNick

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:10 - May 13 by saint22

I said at the time was a busted flush & that this was a complete waste of money and how right i was
HAs to go down as one of the worst decisions RH has made, and there s a long list


Sometimes i think we need to get a reality check, Theo Walcott didn't cost us a penny in signing on fees, even if we are paying him £50k a week, that is only £2.5 million a year in wages.

In Premier League terms peanuts, yes it hasn't been brilliant as he has played in just 9 League games, but we won 3 of those and drew 3, so 12 points out of those 9 games in total,

So he has played a part, just not a big part, ironically since his last appearance on 9th Feb we have gone to the dogs , he became a bit of a scapegoat but to label him one of the worst decisions Ralph made is a little unfair,

He was a cheap option that we needed to build up the squad a little at a time when we had no money for transfers

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:05 - May 13 with 1421 viewsSaintNick

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:52 - May 13 by SaintNick

Sometimes i think we need to get a reality check, Theo Walcott didn't cost us a penny in signing on fees, even if we are paying him £50k a week, that is only £2.5 million a year in wages.

In Premier League terms peanuts, yes it hasn't been brilliant as he has played in just 9 League games, but we won 3 of those and drew 3, so 12 points out of those 9 games in total,

So he has played a part, just not a big part, ironically since his last appearance on 9th Feb we have gone to the dogs , he became a bit of a scapegoat but to label him one of the worst decisions Ralph made is a little unfair,

He was a cheap option that we needed to build up the squad a little at a time when we had no money for transfers


My point above was not aimed at any individual, just that over the past 8 years we have become a supporter base where a portion of that see every little issue and try to make it seem a massive one.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:21 - May 13 with 1377 viewssaints__fan__73

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:52 - May 13 by SaintNick

Sometimes i think we need to get a reality check, Theo Walcott didn't cost us a penny in signing on fees, even if we are paying him £50k a week, that is only £2.5 million a year in wages.

In Premier League terms peanuts, yes it hasn't been brilliant as he has played in just 9 League games, but we won 3 of those and drew 3, so 12 points out of those 9 games in total,

So he has played a part, just not a big part, ironically since his last appearance on 9th Feb we have gone to the dogs , he became a bit of a scapegoat but to label him one of the worst decisions Ralph made is a little unfair,

He was a cheap option that we needed to build up the squad a little at a time when we had no money for transfers


Even if we are paying him 50k per week?

It's 75k per week.

https://saintsmarching.com/2021/05/24/southampton-walcott-takes-huge-50-pay-cut-

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:31 - May 13 with 1389 viewsSaintNick

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:21 - May 13 by saints__fan__73

Even if we are paying him 50k per week?

It's 75k per week.

https://saintsmarching.com/2021/05/24/southampton-walcott-takes-huge-50-pay-cut-


This is a very reliable source isnt it, its a third hand story starting from the Athletic, they also claim he had more lucrative offers from MLS clubs.

That should tell you something, £75k a week would have made him around the 4-5th highest paid player in the league, it is not a high paid league, last season there were only 72 players making 1 million dollars a year .

It is not a league you go to if you want to make money, unless you are truly a David Beckham

Google a few things before you try to make a point

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:59 - May 13 with 1317 viewssaints__fan__73

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:31 - May 13 by SaintNick

This is a very reliable source isnt it, its a third hand story starting from the Athletic, they also claim he had more lucrative offers from MLS clubs.

That should tell you something, £75k a week would have made him around the 4-5th highest paid player in the league, it is not a high paid league, last season there were only 72 players making 1 million dollars a year .

It is not a league you go to if you want to make money, unless you are truly a David Beckham

Google a few things before you try to make a point


The point that you underestimated his wages by 50%?

If we hadn't spunked the money on Theo we could have afforded a level of wages that would have kept Ings, I can't really think it was his life long desire to play for the Villa...

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 10:54 - May 13 with 1290 viewsBerber

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 22:35 - May 12 by TripleNiemi

Chill out pal, no threat of relegation so all's good


This, sure it was a waste of time, effort and money, but once the decision was made, no point in getting our knickers in a twist every time he surfaces, he’s not a bad bloke..
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:15 - May 13 with 1264 viewsfelly1

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 09:59 - May 13 by saints__fan__73

The point that you underestimated his wages by 50%?

If we hadn't spunked the money on Theo we could have afforded a level of wages that would have kept Ings, I can't really think it was his life long desire to play for the Villa...


Very good point about Ings wages. Nothing against Theo but give me Ings on 150k a week and Theo playing elsewhere please. Definitely would have finished higher up the table
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:23 - May 13 with 1252 viewsSadoldgit

We were calling out for a bigger squad with experience so it wasn’t a bad call at the time. Was it just down to Ralph or did others have an input? How do we know that zings would have stayed if offered a few more quid? If he did, how would that have affected others who were on less? There are many things to factor in. Some things pay off, some don’t. Ings has hardly set the world alight at Villa and wasn’t on his best form when he left. He might have got himself injured again. We wouldn’t be having this conversation if Armstrong had been an oven ready replacement or if Che Adams had upped his game. Walcott was always going to be a squad player.
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:33 - May 13 with 1246 viewspjt50

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:15 - May 13 by felly1

Very good point about Ings wages. Nothing against Theo but give me Ings on 150k a week and Theo playing elsewhere please. Definitely would have finished higher up the table


Paying Ings 150k a week would likely have messed up the wage structure & we got rid of him at the right time in any case.

What Ralph has referred to several times is the influence Walcott has behind the scenes. He's a good influence on the younger players and in & around the dressing room. It's difficult to put a price on that.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:54 - May 13 with 1188 viewssaints__fan__73

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 11:33 - May 13 by pjt50

Paying Ings 150k a week would likely have messed up the wage structure & we got rid of him at the right time in any case.

What Ralph has referred to several times is the influence Walcott has behind the scenes. He's a good influence on the younger players and in & around the dressing room. It's difficult to put a price on that.


Well it's not. The price is £75,000 per week for 2 years, guaranteed money.

He must be the world's most highly paid child minder.
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 13:51 - May 13 with 1092 viewsdirk_doone

Fans know their own players and in > 90% of cases when the fans of a club are ALL glad to get rid of a player, he is going to be a waste of money and all Everton fans were glad to get shot of Walcott. The same was true of Monaco fans and Carrillo.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:06 - May 13 with 1061 viewssaint22

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 08:52 - May 13 by SaintNick

Sometimes i think we need to get a reality check, Theo Walcott didn't cost us a penny in signing on fees, even if we are paying him £50k a week, that is only £2.5 million a year in wages.

In Premier League terms peanuts, yes it hasn't been brilliant as he has played in just 9 League games, but we won 3 of those and drew 3, so 12 points out of those 9 games in total,

So he has played a part, just not a big part, ironically since his last appearance on 9th Feb we have gone to the dogs , he became a bit of a scapegoat but to label him one of the worst decisions Ralph made is a little unfair,

He was a cheap option that we needed to build up the squad a little at a time when we had no money for transfers


its still a waste of 2.5m quid
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:06 - May 13 with 1031 viewsSaintsforeverj

In hindsight, he was a terrible signing and a complete waste of wages.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:20 - May 13 with 1045 viewsSouthSeaSaint

According to Salary Sports.com Theo is on £72k pw ie £3.7m pa
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:23 - May 13 with 1042 viewsBicester_North

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 13:51 - May 13 by dirk_doone

Fans know their own players and in > 90% of cases when the fans of a club are ALL glad to get rid of a player, he is going to be a waste of money and all Everton fans were glad to get shot of Walcott. The same was true of Monaco fans and Carrillo.


And Torino fans with Lyanco

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:24 - May 13 with 1009 viewsSaintsforeverj

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:23 - May 13 by Bicester_North

And Torino fans with Lyanco


These types if players (Walcott, Lyanco, Salisu and so on) are all we can afford. Ralph has to work with rubbish to average players. He has no choice.until we demand more investment in the team.
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:38 - May 13 with 1025 viewsBicester_North

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:24 - May 13 by Saintsforeverj

These types if players (Walcott, Lyanco, Salisu and so on) are all we can afford. Ralph has to work with rubbish to average players. He has no choice.until we demand more investment in the team.
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We are fourth favourites to go down next year already (without the play off winners included), behind Bournemouth, Fulham and Brentford.

As it stands I’d say Fulham and Brentford have a better chance of staying up than us, be an interesting summer to see if we can improve our chances.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 15:47 - May 13 with 970 viewsSadoldgit

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:06 - May 13 by saint22

its still a waste of 2.5m quid


Hindsight is a wonderful thing. You could also argue that we wasted money on Armstrong. I sure there are many things the club would have done differently if they had a crystal ball.
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 15:51 - May 13 with 937 viewssaints__fan__73

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 15:47 - May 13 by Sadoldgit

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. You could also argue that we wasted money on Armstrong. I sure there are many things the club would have done differently if they had a crystal ball.


But it less needed Sherlock Holmes than Eamonn Holmes to work it out though.

Walcott started out ok in his loan period but tailed off badly the last few months and did f'k all so it was very obvious we shouldn't have signed a 33 yer old player whose game was based solely on pace - whose pace has totally gone.

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 16:02 - May 13 with 920 viewsSaintsforeverj

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 15:51 - May 13 by saints__fan__73

But it less needed Sherlock Holmes than Eamonn Holmes to work it out though.

Walcott started out ok in his loan period but tailed off badly the last few months and did f'k all so it was very obvious we shouldn't have signed a 33 yer old player whose game was based solely on pace - whose pace has totally gone.


This is true but we have to make difficult choices as we don't have the money. We all want Saints to just spend on a proven player but they can't or won't. It means we have to take a gamble on a player who used to be good who might come good again or a young player who might get good. I'm sure we would all rather just buy a proven player in the PL, but we get outbid by West Ham, Everton, Villa every time. It makes managing Saints so difficult. The fans need to start putting demands on the new owners to buy 3 or 4 real quality players. Until we do, next season will be no different.
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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 16:29 - May 13 with 923 viewsElijahK

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 14:24 - May 13 by Saintsforeverj

These types if players (Walcott, Lyanco, Salisu and so on) are all we can afford. Ralph has to work with rubbish to average players. He has no choice.until we demand more investment in the team.
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Yeah I do agree there, that if we ever want older experienced players, they’re almost always the poor ones, and until we get more investment that ain’t gonna change anytime soon

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Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 17:06 - May 13 with 886 viewsButty101

Walcott’s contract sure was worth it on 16:02 - May 13 by Saintsforeverj

This is true but we have to make difficult choices as we don't have the money. We all want Saints to just spend on a proven player but they can't or won't. It means we have to take a gamble on a player who used to be good who might come good again or a young player who might get good. I'm sure we would all rather just buy a proven player in the PL, but we get outbid by West Ham, Everton, Villa every time. It makes managing Saints so difficult. The fans need to start putting demands on the new owners to buy 3 or 4 real quality players. Until we do, next season will be no different.
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utter bs ! who are west ham,everton and villa signing and beating us?

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