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Friday tunes for right wing extremists
at 18:42 3 Jul 2020

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'by the Righteous Brothers.
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Friday tunes for left wing extremists
at 18:40 3 Jul 2020

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
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New investment in Saints
at 16:43 3 Jul 2020

Sunderland fans are going to breathe a sigh of relief then. They were bricking in on their message board that he had switched his interest to Saints.
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New investment in Saints
at 12:00 3 Jul 2020

Sunderland fans are devastated that he's switched his interest to Saints. No wonder - he's the 27th wealthiest man in the whole world. Move aside Man City.

Sonic if it's just Dell making a high interest loan to Gao, then it's not so great. But, maybe Gao is using ownership of the club as his security.
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Man City Battering Liverpool
at 21:20 2 Jul 2020

Not Saints' fans though. We've got to play City next. I was hoping they'd have a demoralising defeat and pick up injuries and red cards.
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Cheeky b*stards...
at 22:24 1 Jul 2020

Apparently he was Little Pompey's 'legend'. Meanwhile, nobody else in the football world was aware he was anything more than a mediocre lower league goalkeeper.

Imagine if we put a cardboard cut-out of him in St Mary's. Nobody would have a clue who he was.
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Bournemouth
at 22:04 1 Jul 2020

With all the mid-table teams winning, we could get 50 points and finish 14th. How did Puel get away with finishing 8th with just 46 points???
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Cheeky b*stards...
at 20:20 1 Jul 2020

Yes, if we put a cardboard cut-out of one of their players in a Saints shirt, nobody would have a clue who he was. If anybody didn't know just how much in our shadow Little Pompey exist, seeing them put a picture of a Saints legend in their ground makes sure they do now. I like the tribute. It's like when they buried one of their crappy shirts under our pitch so our players could trample all over it.
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Bournemouth
at 20:17 1 Jul 2020

He is continuing like Faustino Asprilla started. Saint-Maximin is destined for greater things.
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Bournemouth
at 19:55 1 Jul 2020

Saint-Maximin is my favourite Premier League player outside of Saints. He is brilliant to watch.
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Bournemouth
at 19:50 1 Jul 2020

I think he'll be appreciated there like he never really was here. Clyne at his peak was a hard act to follow and Cedric always suffered from that early comparison. But, he is a top class international player.
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Bournemouth
at 19:47 1 Jul 2020

Bournemouth are lucky that Saint-Maximin went off or they would be.
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Bournemouth
at 19:45 1 Jul 2020

The annoying things is that with all the mid-table teams winning, we could finish 14th with more points than we finished 8th with under Puel.
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Cheeky b*stards...
at 19:33 1 Jul 2020

There is also the little matter of the English Civil War when they all ran away or surrendered when our mob went over there. That bit of history never gets mentioned unlike their fictitious dock strike story.
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Assuming Norwich Are Down, Which 2 Clubs Would You Like To See Join Them
at 14:36 1 Jul 2020

From a selfish Saints perspective, it would be ideal if West Ham, who've been a bogey team for us in recent years, went down while Watford, for whom we've been a bogey team, stayed up. Bournemouth used to be another easy fixture for us but since they won at St Mary's this season, it would be good if they went down too, although I want them to win tonight as Newcastle are one of our rivals for a top ten place.
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Austrian Team Names.
at 12:12 1 Jul 2020

I was once invited to a meeting in an Austrian town with a very unusual name. There was much amusement when we discussed this meeting but then the F*cking meeting was cancelled.
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Transfer rumour
at 10:03 1 Jul 2020

Unlikely that we could afford him but let's hope it's true. He is a very talented youngster.
He reminds me of Steve Moran.



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Saints best signing
at 00:55 1 Jul 2020

Ron Davies and Jose Fonte would be up there, along with the youth recruits like Paine, Channon, Shearer, Le Tissier and Bale.
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Top 10 Saints' strikers of all time
at 23:52 30 Jun 2020

One thing in his favour is that he was born in Southampton and he didn't ever want to leave Saints but he was told he had to go to Arsenal because Saints needed the transfer fee to pay off outstanding debts.

"In the 1932-33 season Drake scored 20 goals in 33 games. Herbert Chapman, the manager of Arsenal, tried to sign Drake but he rejected a move to London as he was happy playing for George Kay. The following season Drake was the Second Division's top goal scorer. George Allison, the new manager of Arsenal, made another attempt to sign Drake in March 1934. Southampton had financial problems at the time and agreed a fee of £6,500 for their star centre-forward. While at the club he had scored 48 goals in 74 appearances."

There is a photo of him on the train at Southampton Central Station, looking unhappy at being sent away to London but, what could he do?

He was seen off on the train to London, where he was going with some trepidation, but where he went on to become an Arsenal legend, helping them to win 2 league titles. He had been the Second Division's leading goal scorer with Saints and he was Arsenal's leading goalscorer in all of his five seasons at the club.

He became one of the unlucky ones whose career was tragically cut short by war. He was only 27 and at the peak of his career when that happened. He was averaging more than a goal per game for England at the time.

If he'd had his wish, he'd have stayed at Saints for his whole career but like so many players he was told he had to accept being sold to another club and he did. Coincidentally, like Alan Shearer, he scored a hat-trick on his debut for Saints. His 7 goals at Villa Park for Arsenal should have, in fact, been 8 but the referee missed one that crossed the line and there was no goal-line technology in those days.

One final thought: there have been some great strikers born in the Southampton area, like Drake, Chivers and Ings.

Sadly, for Saints, we've never had wealthy owners and so we've always had to sell our best players. What might have been?
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Top 10 Saints' strikers of all time
at 20:19 30 Jun 2020

When we talk about Saints' strikers who were before our time, Ted Drake was an absolute giant. If his career hadn't been brought to an end by the Second World War when he was at his peak, he'd be remembered as being on a par with Shearer. He averaged close to a goal a game for Saints, Arsenal and England and, of course, holds the record for scoring 7 goals in a top flight league match v Villa.
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