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Lemina Set To Extend Loan Spell
by Peterx at 09:52:41

Take anything we can get for him and do our homework to ensure we don't buy players with poor attitude (my perception) again. We want people who will bust their gut for the shirt while they are with us.
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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by Peterx at 09:46:37

I still think we could get something out of Elyounoussi. He still wants to play for us and his attitude has always been good. I would like him to get another crack.

To me the jury is still out on Vestegaard, as he is still very much part of the setup and I don't believe his attitude can be questioned..

Boufal is still at the age where he can do something and he improved this season but off a low base. Although he has had plenty of chances I still think we can get some mileage there. If we can stop him drifiting in and out of games when he starts he could still make it.

In general I think the article is right though, get the players with attitude, hunger who want to succeed and no give-up in them. That's why I rate Armstrong as one of our best buys for a while.
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Wanyama Claims Saints Players Would Not Pass To Sadio Mane
by underweststand at 09:28:01

Whilst Wanyama was a considerable force in midfield, I recall that his record of passing to his own team mates was abysmal. His three red cards (mentioned by wessexman above ) was the worst example of irresponsibility by anyone who has worn a Saints shirt.

Mane struggled in his first season ane one contributor on fansite likened him to Ali Dia (!)
Yes- he had an arrogance about him, but we need star players who can turn it on, and his " hat-trick game" created a record that may never be surpassed. A lot of what goes on / is said in the dressing room often reflects itself on the pitch , but in time we all saw what an on-form Mane was capable of, but it did take time to emerge.

No-one can guess what Wanyama's motive was in making these comments, but he wanted a move away and got it..the rest was his fault.

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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by d_ember at 00:17:54

A 4m signing is not a failure whatever happens. Charlie Austin, a great striker beset by injury and a suspect attitude, but like Billy Sharpe scored some notable goals.

Even at £10m in todays market if we sign a "dud" then it not a huge issue, but sign the likes of Elynoussi, Forster and some others for the money mentioned and we are paying $75k a week plus - these guys have not delivered a return on that investment. Ramirez was an enigma who may have profitted in todays side, pulling the levers as a number 10 on the break, but not the battling back midfielder under the turgid regimes that followed Koeman.
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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by underweststand at 20:51:32

Some good points in your article Nick. I've written many times that for all the good that Cortese did in upgrading the club's administration, he really should have kept out of the transfer market, and all the big money buys his Euro contacts lured him into signing cost us a fortune. The Squad that saw us win the JPT, AND get two promotions cost barely £5 million- for the lot, but Ramirez, Osvaldo, Mayuka and Forran set the club back over £30 million (at 2013 prices ), and none of them did anything to enhance the clubs success.

Apparantly, Cortese tried to dissuade Alan Pardow from spending £1 million on Rickie Lambert, and vetoed a deal for MIchail Antonio... as Reading wanted £2 million for him.
I've done the stats. many times over - back to the 1960's - and the number of "big money signings" that Saints made who can be deemed as "successful" can be counted on the fingers of one hand, whereas the " more modest fees " are often very good buys and definitely give more value for money.
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Could Cedric Make A Comeback For Saints ?
by underweststand at 20:26:25

Cedric is not the worst RB we've ever had - although there was a group of fans who always found fault with him. I'm not sold on Valery and it looks like KWP will return to Spurs -if only because they will likely demand some ridiculous fee for him.

Every player has his faults, but Cedric always gave 100% , and in this case we know what we will be getting. Its clear we will be getting a few new faces by next season and that will mean finding more money for transfer fees - so getting Cedric back - on a free transfer is surely a no-brainer. We've apparantly made a profit already - if the stories of loan fee that Arsenal (allegedly) paid for Cedric are anywhere near true. Get him back.
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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by kevleykeegle at 14:52:38

Other than the big six (and even they don't always get what they planned for), what team is successful every season? How do you judge success? Doesn't every side have good, bad and indifferent seasons? I've seen great saints sides and poor ones; great managers and managers I'd rather forget. I want Saints to be better every season, but my expectation is always that we play exciting football, take some scalps and avoid relegation. I first went to the Dell with my Dad back in 1968, and have supported them ever since. The only thing I've consistently had a problem with is the arrogance of many of their fans. They are so quick to judge. Look at how they treated Jack Stephens - absolutely pilloried by the overwhelming majority of fans - God knows how he must have felt coming out onto the pitch - and yet he continued to develop his skills and is now starting to fulfil his early promise. He's developed into a good player despite the supporters, not because of them. And he's not the only player constantly harangued. I can think of so many over the years. Southampton fans are the worst in the league - they are so negative and depressing.
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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by wessexman at 13:03:22

"The Southampton way" is a good idea in theory but it has to be successful every season. We seem to have the same approach regarding managers. Yes, we cannot compete with moneybags, vulture top 6 clubs. Clubs who can throw silly money about. clubs, some of whom tried to use the furlough scheme to pay their staff, but are still linked with £ 50 - 60 - 70 M players. As supporters, we have had to put up with "The Southampton way" and, to be fair, to some extent we have no choice. But, the scale of our selling and the arrogant way the club seems to think they have re-invented the wheel, is astonishing. We were lucky with Koeman and we managed to survive because of HIS input. Luck will run out.....it always does. Let us hope the club give Ralph a fair bit of autonomy.... The managers since Koeman were nothing but figureheads while certain individuals thought they knew best. Should Raplh be messed about......god help us.
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Saints Getting back To Basics In The Transfer Market.
by saintmark1976 at 11:11:45

A thoughtful well put together piece Nick, thanks.

Particularly pleased to see that you make mention of Mr Reed by acknowledging what a considerable numbers of us were saying previously.He certainly did "take his finger off the pulse" as you put it.

In reference to us returning to transfer basics. I suspect that 2020 will be viewed by all professional clubs as a watershed year for football and its finances. The days of ever increasing ridiculously high transfer fees and players weekly wages will hopefully be a thing of the past. They can't possibly be immune from what appears to be the upcoming world economic depression.

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Could Cedric Make A Comeback For Saints ?
by legod7 at 12:55:37

,Elyounoussi,Forster, Lemina Carrillo or Hoedt wouldn’t be able to play if this season was restarted next month. They weren’t included in the 25 man squad given to the Premier League in January. So this is really a non-story.
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Lemina Set To Extend Loan Spell
by highfield49 at 15:25:53

I'm inclined to agree with NewburySaint that money in the bank is of more use than a loan deal. I guess every contract has different clauses but it bothers me that Lemina, or any of the other potential loan players, could get injured and become even more of a liability. If a deal can be struck for around £8m, with a substantial sell on clause should he ever attract another buyer, I wouldn't be disappointed. The problem of course is that, whatever the deal negotiated, Lemina will have lost the club a lot of money.
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Wanyama Claims Saints Players Would Not Pass To Sadio Mane
by NewburySaint at 12:29:02

What a p@&*s.

And let’s be honest Wanyama would be 1 of the last players on that team you would want to ask for passes from!
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Lemina Set To Extend Loan Spell
by NewburySaint at 12:24:22

Exactly Nick, it’s all relative.

If I was Saints I would be inclined to take anything for what is offered for the players we don’t want, after all anything is better than nowt for something you don’t want.

But, as you eluded to, the main stumbling block is going to come down to the greed of those we are trying to get shot of, and as we’ve seen with at least 2 of them they have over inflated egos & opinions of their own abilities.
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Wanyama Claims Saints Players Would Not Pass To Sadio Mane
by wessexman at 12:23:34

Not quite sure why Wanyama feels the need to put the boot in. He is one of many players who forced a move away by "dubious" behaviour? I seem to remember Wanyama being sent off 3 times in 11 games in his last season at Southampton. Hardly an asset to the team. I am sure the vast majority of Saints fan will read it and digest it for what it is worth.
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Wanyama Claims Saints Players Would Not Pass To Sadio Mane
by Jesus_02 at 12:19:25

I have no doubt that Mane would have said that at some point because he was younger , more hungry and a bit arrogant. Things that have made him the player that he was. I also think if there was anyone that players where instructed not avoid passing to it would have been Vic.

Great a breaking up play and pretty decent pass completion as long as it was to Morgan who was only 5yrds away.

Great times though :)
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Hasenhuttl Speaks Ahead Of Spurs Game
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Hoedt Seeks Final Exit From St Mary's
by dirk_doone at 20:27:25

"‘It’s unrealistic’ Wesley Hoedt moaning that Saints want too much for him.

"Southampton man fears £7m price-tag will ruin his dream move"
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Premier League Start Date Still June 12th But Flexible
by mattthelegend at 20:07:15

After watching that sad excuse of a match on Saturday between Dortmund and Schalke couldn’t care less about football returning, I really feel like I haven’t missed it all. Look forward to my nippers playing again but as for the professional game not arsed either way. Lockdown has made me look at may things in a different way and professional football is one of them.
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On This Day In History - 19th May 2001 The Greatest Goal Ever !
by Horndeansaint at 14:02:22

My eldest son and I often reminisce about this moment. A matter of seconds before MLT scored, I turned to him and said "Do you think there is still a special moment to come?".
We looked at each other in amazement seconds later as we joined in the mayhem. A moment never to be forgotten.
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On This Day In History - 19th May 2001 The Greatest Goal Ever !
by NewburySaint at 13:09:54

Best moment in 30 years of watching Saints, no question!
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