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Sky sports reporting Ralph has to sell before he buys
at 06:04 6 Dec 2018

Let’s hope not as Sterling was laughing about us not being able to sell Forester, Carrilo and Boufal
Anyone heard the rumours that Romeu is off?
at 13:23 5 Dec 2018

Rumours are he is off to Real Betis on loan.
Armstrong Looks a player
at 11:09 26 Nov 2018

I feel a bit sorry for him, as his goals have go lost in the aftermath of another woeful defensive performance.
I will put my hands up and say i thought he was a squad filler. Looks a classy player.
Out in Southampton tonight
at 13:21 10 Nov 2018

Where do the late 30’s and early 40’s go now days? Last time we went out,headed to oxford street and it was dead. The female clientele seemed to all be in there 50’s ffs!
Virgil’s transfer money well spent then
at 13:45 7 Oct 2018

Not one of the signings in the starting eleven today.
Killing Eve
at 08:56 24 Sep 2018

Anyone watched this. I watched the first two episodes last night and very impressed so far.
Articles higlighting the club wasting money - pre Ralph days
at 13:01 30 Aug 2018

A quick search of "National Insurance"shows at least a dozen articles having a pop at the club wasting money. Heres a few.

Come on Nick how about some analysis of this summers events.

"So it is a shame that we have not got shot of Ramirez or his wages just yet, but let's not blame Gaston, lets look at the circumstances that brought him to the club in what was pure folly."

Gaston Ramirez Signs For Middlesbrough ! 26th Jan 2016 12:53
Gaston Ramirez has still not ended his spell at Southampton, after not going to Italy as expected but joining Middlesbrough, perhaps the least Italian of English towns or cities. 10

"There is no surprise on the first two on Saints list of departures, Gaston Ramirez is about to see out a contract that over the four years has probably cost around £30 million pounds in terms of transfer fee, wages, bonus's and incidentals like National Insurance payments and pension contributions."

Saints Release Three Players 26th May 2016 11:36
Saints have announced that three of their players will be released following the end of their contracts in the summer. 2

"Gaston Ramirez's move to Bologna looked a done deal for Saints in a move that would free up a substancial amount of wages off of the St Mary's balance books, Ramirez is alleged to be being paid anywhare between £50 -65 k a week according to various sources and when you add on National Insurance payments and pension contributions that is probably increased by around another 20% as a cost to Saints."

Gaston Ramirez Could Stay In The Premier League ! 20th Jan 2016 09:38
A few weeks ago it looked certain that Gaston Ramirez would be heading back to Italy in the January transfer window, now that could be turned on its head. 8

"But as he heads into the final six month's of his contract, the question is can he make a contribution to Saints which so far has cost the club around £12 million to buy him, plus at least the same again in wages etc, indeed by the time things like National insurance contributions and bonus's are taken into account the total cost could rise to near on £30 million."

Can Gaston Ramirez Have A Final Swansong At Saints 27th Oct 2015 22:21
After his ten minute cameo at Anfield can Gaston Ramirez finally make his mark at St Mary's with a telling contribution. 8

"It has been expensive, his £15 million pound fee, his rumoured £65k a week wages all add up to the fact that each game he played probably cost the club around £2 million when taking into account bonus's and other payments such as pension & National Insurance contributions."

Saints Terminate Osvaldo's Contract 1st Jul 2015 15:33
Southampton Football Club has confirmed that it has terminated the contract of Osvaldo with immediate effect. 10

"If this is the case it will have been an expensive signing for Saints and when you throw in his wages bonus's and other incidentals such as National Insurance and Pension payments could see the cost to the club of double his initial £12 million transfer fee.

Given that he has started 23 Premier Games with another 22 as sub scoring 6 times, with another 4(1) cup games scoring twice, his 50 appearances for the club could cost us in excess of £500k per game, that is a large amount for even a marque signing."

Bologna Keen To Take Gaston Ramirez Back 11th Jun 2015 13:38
Three years after he left Italy for Southampton, his old club Bologna are interested in bringing him back. 7

"Although it should be noted that Cortese's marque signings Osvaldo & Ramirez still represent a big drain on the club's resources, their salaries alone would be over £7 million per annum gross with National Insurance & pension payments and on top of that you have loyalty bonus's to pay. We would have received some of that back from the club's that they were loaned to but you can be sure that Hull City for example would not have been paying anywhere near the £50 - 60k a week that Ramirez is allegedly on, perhaps not even half that."

Saints Squad Building To Gather Pace 19th Jun 2015 08:51
Saints capture of Juanmi and Cedric Soares is just the start of the club's summer transfer strategy to build up the squad both in terms of quantity and quality. 6

First League Win of the Season
at 16:03 28 Aug 2018

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Only 2points off Man U and Arsenal after 3games.
at 21:28 27 Aug 2018

Who wouldn’t have taken that at the beginning of the season!
The last 3 mangers points total s after 11 games
at 19:16 25 Aug 2018

Puel 13
Mauricio Pellegrino's 13
Hughes 9

Man under pressure??
What nuggets Came out of the fans forum??
at 14:34 17 Aug 2018

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Returning Southampton boys of the past
at 21:06 9 Aug 2018

Craig Maskell
Jon Gittens ??
Graeme Baker
Danny Ings on loan
at 17:27 9 Aug 2018

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Have Saints done enough?
at 15:15 6 Aug 2018

Good article in the echo today.

If we dont add to the squad then i think we are weaker than last season. Losing Tadic creativity worries me (even if he did only turn up for the last 1/3 of the season). We needed a striker in January and bought Carrilo. He needs replacing unless they think Sam Gallgher is going to step up.
Central Defence still cant defend diaganal balls. I didnt go on saturday but im told our new centre back was less than impressive. When people are saying Yoshida is then answer it shows how far we have fallen.

Bournemouth wont be winning the net spend trophy
at 10:53 6 Aug 2018

How is it that plucky little Bournemouth can spend £25mill on Lerma. On top of they spent £11mill on Rico and another £10mill Brooks.

Spent £46mill and they have recouped about £15. Net spend of £31mill.

2017-18 bought Nathan Aké and Asmir Begović for £30mill not selling anyone of note.
Net spend +£30mill

2016 -17 bought Lewis Cook £7mill, Jordon Ibe £15mill, Brad Smith £3mill and Marc Wilson £2mill. Total 27mill spent. Sold 18mill Net spend +£9mill

Last 3 years they have spent £70mill more than they have brought in.
Oriol Romeu speaks
at 09:48 26 Jul 2018

"Our coaching sessions last season werent very long"

Says it all really. Let hope the likes of him and redmond get back to 2 seasons ago form.
Pompey turning their back on the community that saved them
at 11:40 24 Jul 2018

I think its shocking that they are again robbing charities.
Reading the story i wonder if its actually a hate crime.

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Funny Joke or racist?
at 15:32 23 Jul 2018

"all women of every race can be beautiful".

He continues: "And I know some of you are sitting there now going, 'Oh Trevor, yeah, but I've never seen a beautiful Aborigine.'"

Noah goes on to say "it's not always about looks", before mimicking playing a didgeridoo in a suggestive manner.
Are Saints shopping in pound land?
at 13:08 18 Jul 2018

Geniune question.

When Matt Targett a reserve leftback, is touted at £10 mill to fulham. Are we actaully buying any better than we already have.

After last seasons close shave we cant afford to get it wrong again with a load of squad fillers.

I saw this on the bbc football gossip this morning - so must be true.. But potentially, Bournemouth who where better than us last season, are spending more on two players than we have on our 4 recruits.

"Bournemouth will spend a club record £32m to sign Levante and Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, 23, and a further £25m on Genoa and Uruguay full-back Diego Laxalt, 25. (Sun)."

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