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Is Fraser Forster Set For A Return !
at 12:35:00

Good points about the mental aspects of being a keeper
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Saints Hit 40 Points For First Time In 3 Years
at 11:41:52

No one is getting carried away after these two results, all this article did was point out the progress we have made over the last three years. We know what we need to do, but we need to be positive rather than negative
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Spurs Can't Afford To Buy Hojbjerg In Cash
at 09:31:44

Saidou: Interesting suggestion, he has been linked with a move to several clubs including those in the Bundesliga, the fact that he is refusing to sign a deal suggests that his agent already has someone lined up

He doesn't have much experience not turning 20 till September, yesterday was only his 5th appearance since his debut in January
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Saints Supporters Crowd Funding To Buy Mel Blyth's 1976 Medal.
at 07:48:01

I havent got a direct contact for Mel i would suggest contacting the two guys who set up the fund raising
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Premeir League Vote On Project Restart and Possible Implications
at 10:08:09

It's not a face it is necessity, these are different times and call for different ways of dealing with things, this is not the blueprint for football going forward, but a solution to a problem and to be honest the only fair solution, yes the likes of West Ham on the edge of the bottom three would prefer the season to be scrapped now and so would most Saints fans because of the hatred of Liverpool, but playing the games behind closed doors is still the best way to end the season, if a team is to go down then let them actually go down with a fighting chance and not because they just happen to be in the bottom three with 9 games left.

Liverpool and their fans would rather win the league in an empty neutral stadium than be handed it now.

If some of the teams go though the motions in front of a 2 million tv audience then at least that is 2 million not crowding the beaches, so it will have some benefit.
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On This Day In History - 15th May 2016 A Fight For 5th
at 14:21:46

This issue has never been about Koeman leaving that was always going to happen, it is about replacing him, Claude Puel took us to 8th in the League and a cup final and with the hinderance of one centre half who wanted to get a big pay day elsewhere and Van Dijk getting injured.

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On This Day In History - 15th May 2016 A Fight For 5th
at 13:19:43

Dirk Im sticking to what I saw at the games, you put up a couple of posts from the ugly inside on October 13th, im assuming 2015, at that stage Mane had scored just twice in the Premier League for us and his goal against Liverpool on the 25th October would be his last in the league for just a few days short of five months when he scored against Liverpool.

There weren't many saying he was worth £22 million towards the end of that run.

You contradict yourself a little, on one hand you say that it was common knowledge that Koeman had fallen out with Les Reed long before the end of the season and that there were negative PR leaks with Reed blaming Koeman, but then in the next sentence you say

"As for the match itself , I have great memories of it. I and all other Saints fans stayed behind after the game to applaud the players and manager and we left with big smiles on our faces, looking forward to the next season enormously. "

These are not the words of someone like yourself savvy to what is going on behind the scenes and having seen the PR leaks from Les Reed etc.

I am not unflinchingly loyal to the board or the owners I am just a realist, I dont think that we can just buy our way out of situations, I don't wish for things we dont have and are unlikely to get.

I think changes had to be made with Les Reed going etc, but that doesn't mean that he had not paid a part in getting us to where we were, at some point in football everyone has outstayed their welcome whether that is a player or a manager or a CEO. I praise people were they are due, but I am careful for what I wish for.
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On This Day In History - 15th May 2016 A Fight For 5th
at 13:06:15

Saintmark if you think the following season when we finished 8th and got to the League Cu final was downhill then the season after that must have made you suicidal.

Koeman was happy to stay until Everton turned his head, should we have paid him the £7 -8 million Everton were willing to pay him ? Only about 6 other clubs were willing to pay that for a manager he dwarfed Pochettino's salary at Spurs.

We couldnt have matched it even if we had wanted too.

You say that the club was owned and managed by people whose knowledge of football was minimal, well most owners have little actual interest in football these days, football knowledge has nothing to do with owners footballing knowledge only their money.

Those running the club weren't doing so badly, by the end of 2017 we had 4 consecutive top 8 finishes something we had never achieved before in our history, i'm not sticking up for the club, im merely pointing out facts.
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On This Day In History - 14th May 1977 A Trip To The Seaside
at 12:05:31

I was on one of those coaches as well they used to start off at the Sailors return and then go up to Salisbury to pick up
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On This Day In History - 11th May 2003 Last Game At Maine Road
at 20:50:36

BBC Sport News below confirms what I said, I cant remember any Man City fans in our bit

Manchester City say they will not appeal against the £25,000 fine for cutting Southampton's ticket allocation for the last-ever game at Maine Road on 11 May.
Saints were allocated less than the 3,000 tickets stipulated in Premier League rules as the allocation for away teams where the stadium capacity exceeds 30,000.

City say they feel the 1,300 allocation was acceptable after taking advice from the local safety advisory committee - a group formed from representatives of the council, police and fire service - as well meeting the high demand of their own supporters to watch the historic match.

But Manchester City deputy chairman Bryan Bodek said on the club's official website that although he was disappointed with the verdict, he wanted the matter closed.

"We have accepted the fine imposed. We do not intend to make any appeal against this decision," he said.

In addition to the fine and being ordered to pay the League's costs, City have to make 3,000 tickets available to Southampton at half price for this season's corresponding fixture at the club's new stadium on 17 April.
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Planning Ramped Up For A Return For Football
at 15:23:12

Pat you keep saying this but Germany is about to re start
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Planning Ramped Up For A Return For Football
at 11:14:21

Its not my figure its what the authorities have considered as being the figure needed and this could change depending on the stadium lay out
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A Great New Saints Archive Site Goes On Line.
at 08:33:13

A quick note, although they have helped most of the work on this has been done by Duncan
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On This Day In History - 22nd April - A Tense Promotion Trip
at 21:02:30

Glad to read that it's stirred a few memories up a bit that was a great end to the season and the Orient game will be covered in detail
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On This Day In History - 22nd April - A Tense Relegation Trip
at 21:00:44

After starring for Fulham's rise up the League in both what was then the first and second division he played 162 Premier League games for both Fulham & Birmingham City, so he was certainly Premier League quality
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On This Day In History - 22nd April - A Tense Relegation Trip
at 14:02:31

Spot on NewburySaint, after Jones did that to Benali I knew he wasn't going to ever truly fit in here and I think that proved to be the case he cared nothing for the club, he always put himself and what he wanted first
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Premier League In Advanced Talks To Resume Football
at 13:10:51

Interesting comments, the end of the season will be played with crowds, after all we are over 3 months away from the proposed last few games, but the initial games will be played behind closed doors.

Saintmark, you are right the disease is accelerating that has been predicted all along and if we follow the pattern then it will start to decrease, the only question is when the measures will be loosened off a bit.

Till we hit the critical point we can't be sure of anything, but there has to be plans in place, the one disappointing thing is that it is used as a political football with bickering between parties, when we should all be united, there will be plenty of time to debate the strategy when this is over .

Sir Keir Starmer wasted no time to criticise the governments measures, yet if he had been in power he would have been given exactly the same data and advice from exactly the same medical officers, would he have just ignored that and made it up as he went along?

As I said the strategy and planning is very measured all that remains to be seen is if it works
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On This Day In History - The Ruddock Stomp Is Born !
at 09:03:13

I think he took another one and missed it for Saints
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On This Day In History March 23rd
at 14:25:11

Thanks for the kind words Mark, the whole point about football is that we all have different opinions, i respect everyone elses and never think that I have a God given right to have the correct one myself.

Im just lucky that most of the time I am right lol ( Only joking)
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Saints CEO Comments On Premier League Resumption.
at 12:19:01

Its unrealistic to merge two seasons, for one reason that of transfers etc, the season has to be played to a conclusion that is the only fair way. I think that is the decision of football already, the only question is how and when.
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