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16 Dec 2018 12:31:36
Not expecting miracles today but hoping to see a vast improvement, especially in defence. I'd like to think that we can get a point although Arsenal are playing really well at present.

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16 Dec 2018 15:28:45
Absolutely awesome! Awesome awesome awesome! Love Ralph’s passion, love the players’ passion, love the crowd, love the club! That’s the kind of result we’ve needed for about two seasons, can’t remember the last time we beat a big club at home - seeing Ralph and the players on the pitch at the end was amazing, what an appointment! Now a win next week at Huddersfield will be just as big and really give us momentum into our tricky run, another 6/ 7 points by the end of January will do for me 👌🏼.

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16 Dec 2018 15:42:02
Amazing. felt we could get something, but the passion on and off the pitch was amazing. At Mary's was rocking again, welcome back.

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16 Dec 2018 17:41:43
A well deserved win well over due on wards and up wards
Fare play Ralph.

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11 Dec 2018 09:05:21
Reading in the press that Hasenhuttl has identified Davie Selke as a Striker he'd like to bring in during the January window. Really like the look of this guy, seems to score (about) 1 in 3 and at 6'5 and 23 years old, looks on paper like a younger version of Pelle (Who we never replaced, and crave as a focal point up top)

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11 Dec 2018 10:00:27
Also being linked with Dayot Upamecano. though I struggle to believe that one! One of the best young players in the world, can't see what would drag him here (major wage increase aside! )

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11 Dec 2018 10:44:51
Yeah, I took the Dayot Upamecano rumour with a liberal pinch of salt! Can't see Saints ever paying the £30m+ fee being touted for the player, but we can hope! :-)

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11 Dec 2018 18:44:47
Upamecano would be great, but I find it seriously hard to believe.

I haven't heard of Selke for a few years so don't know too much about him. He does seem to fit the profile of what we need though.

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11 Dec 2018 19:53:56
^ i’ll never get this “hurr southampton won’t pay x amount for a player” stuff. Last 3 seasons we’ve spent 175 million inc 22.5 on Vestergaard and 20 on Carrillo.

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11 Dec 2018 23:12:31
Yeah and that was over £40 million wasted wasn't it.

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11 Dec 2018 23:45:12
No one thought we’d appoint a manager like Hasenhuttle either. I doubt we will get Upamecano and it’s likely just paper talk, however Fulham signed Seri and how many people thought that would ever happen? Football is a crazy game sometimes.

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12 Dec 2018 02:08:21
I read somewhere that Upamecano has a release clause of £90 million so I don't think we'll be getting him. As for Selke, he's only scored once in his last 12 matches so probably no better than the strikers we already have.

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13 Dec 2018 03:26:09
Where did you read about his release clause? Again it’s unlikely but we can hold out hope! In regard to Selke he may not have been at his most prolific this season but RH knows the German league well and if he’s identified him as a target I for one will trust his judgement.

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13 Dec 2018 16:37:23
I can't remember where I read it but I think it was one of the online papers. I know they don't always get it right but even if it was half of what they reckon I think it would rule us out.

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13 Dec 2018 17:12:46
Yea it likely would. We’ll just have to wait until January I suppose.

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09 Dec 2018 00:34:01
It's actually difficult to decide who our best CBs are. It just seem like each player is prone to error.

That was a dreadful piece of football eariler from Vestergaard and that cost us a point and even perhaps 3 points. It's so disappointing. It just seems like every game someone makes a stupid error and that gives away a goal.

Do you think it doesn't help that are CB pairing seem to change every match? That's got to be the first time Vestergaard.

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09 Dec 2018 12:15:36
RH definitely needs to get our CBs more confident. Well all of our players. First part of the game we were running around making chances and what not but boy did we get exposed countless times. Our players seem to be a little more fit but now just sloppy.

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10 Dec 2018 23:21:04
Sorry SaintUS but I don't agree that we look fit at all. Most of the team are looking shattered after 65/ 70 minutes. Absolutely disgusting for professional sportsmen earning stupid amounts of money to not be fit enough to keep going for 90/ 95 minutes.

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11 Dec 2018 18:46:16
The idea that Hassenhutl would have our players fitter after three days seems a little ridiculous, no?

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14 Dec 2018 06:49:03
Hence "little more". Of course we aren't fit enough to keep running like that for 75+ minutes. All I'm eluding to is the players seemed to have more of an umph to them for the first half or so of the game.

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07 Dec 2018 19:38:18
Hi Ed’s, saw an article linking us with Hannes Wolf. Do you know if there’s any interest there? And is there a realistic chance of us getting him?

{Ed002's Note - There is a lot of interest in Hannes Wolf but I am not aware of any approach from Southampton.}

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05 Dec 2018 00:40:30
Hi Ed’s. considering the appointment of Hasenhüttl seems to be all but announced I was wondering what kind of business you’d expect us to be doing in January and who we might be interested in? Was also wondering if you had any more information than we do on the DoF appointment? Many thanks, Islander.

{Ed002's Note - Nothing on the DoF but if you look at the positions the club has been looking at, centre back and centre forward primarily, those positions still need filling. The club spoke with Chelsea about a couple of players and the players were not interested, the same with Edin Dzeko. Prior interest in the likes of Rafael Toloi and Shoya Nakajima may well have disappeared with the old guard. But I would expect Ralph Hasenhuttl to quickly figure out what he needs.}

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05 Dec 2018 15:59:36
Good stuff. Thanks, Ed002.

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05 Dec 2018 16:24:02
Thank you for taking the time to reply Ed. Hopefully the board will finally address the gaping holes in our squad.

{Ed002's Note - Hughes was a poor choice Puel should ha

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05 Dec 2018 13:32:39
I'm sure we've all been reading up about our new manager over the last few days (he's been confirmed now) so its genuinely exciting for someone of his calibre and potential to be taking over the first team. We know RB Leipzig played some exciting stuff under Hassenhutl, along with previous teams. He has shown an ability to get the best from a squad and importantly, to integrate youth with experience.

The thing that struck me though, is that this guy has a great reputation as a person. An inspiring and enthusiastic coach who, despite his success and the interest he has generated, has kept some humility. Bayern wanted him to take over not too long ago but he turned them down as he felt it was too early in his career and he wanted to keep learning and building experience before taking on such a job.

The board has demonstrated its desire to sort this mess out and quickly so they deserve great credit. Not only for acting swiftly but for getting their, and probably our, number one target for the head coach role. We've spoken of Hassenhutl on here since the MP2 days! Unlike the last three appointments, RH has a strong reputation and is seen as a progressive coach who likes attacking pressing, high-energy football and developing youth.

I presume it was down to Ross Wilson to identify the best candidate and get the board's approval and if so, it's a positive reminder of his abilities. There is now talk that the club will not be looking to appoint someone with the same broad scope of powers that Les Reed enjoyed. If Hassenhutl can pull the squad back together and Ross Wilson works closely with him to identify playing and coaching targets to bring on board, we can have faith in the club getting back on track without a DOF.

Exciting times are back at St Mary's. Its been a while.

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05 Dec 2018 14:17:42
Hopefully figo he's not going to have all that positivity drained from him by the hierarchy who have grown this drab football brand for the last couple of years. i'm very excited to hopefully see the high press high intensity game back. and hopefully the fitness and confidence levels will quickly step up.

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05 Dec 2018 14:22:29
Agree with you there Figo. There remains an unknown (to a degree) as to how the new coach will adapt to a new league, but all the indications are that he has the required depth of tactical insight and emotional intelligence required to succeed in the premiership. Sadly MH was of a dying breed of English managers (a la Keegan) who have passion and effort but who lack breadth of tools required to succeed. I am impressed with the decisiveness of the board following the protracted prevarication around MP2 and share the view that a rush to appoint a DoF would be ill advised. A positive couple of weeks after 2 years of drift. St David.

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03 Dec 2018 19:09:02
Sky reporting Hasenhüttl has accepted the job - no report of a DoF coming in YET, but I am very, very satisfied with this appointment. Thoughts fellow fans?

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03 Dec 2018 21:19:14
I’m also very, very satisfied
I’m liking the potential of what Hazelnut could bring for us. I’m on board!

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03 Dec 2018 21:55:29
Terrific news! Relegatiion will seem like a bad dream. Congratulations to Chairman and SFC Board On this astute appointment.
Keep On Marching!

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04 Dec 2018 06:59:33
He got RBL playing some awesome football and apparently he is well into developing youth so there is more hope for the likes of Valery, Obafembi and most of all Gallagher.

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04 Dec 2018 12:25:08
I'm looking forward to see what he's like, I just hope he can prove himself in the epl!

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04 Dec 2018 14:10:34
Very happy with Hasenhuttl. Let's just hope that the board back him.

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05 Dec 2018 10:27:28
I really want elyounissi to play well under him. I think he has loads of potential!

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05 Dec 2018 12:34:49
yeah would like to see him start firing.
need some goals from wing areas and a few more from lemina would cement how good the guy is.

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03 Dec 2018 10:03:23
'Southampton Football Club can today confirm they have parted company with first team manager Mark Hughes'.
Kelvin taking charge on Wednesday; Cardiff away on Saturday maybe in mind for that new manager bounce. just hope they've got someone lined up.

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03 Dec 2018 10:14:05
I hope so, and seeing that a number of managers have had their 'odds' significantly drop recently on replacing Hughes; you'd like to think that conversations have started in the background - Who's your money on?

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03 Dec 2018 10:38:28
I can see someone like Flores coming in - him and Monk I think are probably the most realistic targets considering their moderate PL experience, they’re who I’d bet on.
Jardim and Hasenhüttl are the dream contenders but I can’t see one of them coming in.
As long as we avoid those with little to no recent success - Sousa, Moyes, Allardyce, Pardew - I hope we can stay up because I like our squad and think it’s more than good enough to keep us up.
Just pray that they have an idea and they can get them in quickly because there’s a lot of important fixtures coming.

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03 Dec 2018 10:21:04
Sanchez Flores seems to be favourite. I'm 50/ 50 on him. Not Sam, O'Neill or Moyes please. The ones I'd be most excited about would be Bosz, Rogers or Jardim, although they don't seem likely and I saw something saying Jardim has gone to Qatar.

Eds, any insight?

{Ed001's Note - no mate sorry none from me, though Jardim can't speak the language and has rejected offers because of that.}

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03 Dec 2018 11:30:14
word from itk’s seems to be the club are after bringing Paul Mitchell back as DoF and Hasenhuttl as manager.

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03 Dec 2018 12:01:10
That would make perfect sense, Hasenhuttl seems to have good credentials and while at RB Leipzig played a very high-press attacking style - Bring it on!

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03 Dec 2018 12:22:28
Hasenhutti for me (out of the realistic names mentioned), for 2 reasons. High press return and he is NOT MH.

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03 Dec 2018 12:26:09
Would love that if true.

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03 Dec 2018 12:31:15
Hello Mr Wenger. Welcome to the office

I’ve quickly come up with about a dozen names off the op of my head. Maybe I’m off my head, but I’ve no idea who’s be interested or who would be approached. But from what I know of them, I’d be quite happy with anyone like this:

Wenger
Allardyce
Moyes
Martin O’Neill with his guard dog Roy
Jokanovic
Quiche Sanchez Flores
Laudrup
Rodgers
Bruce
Hazelnut will probably get it

Actually, saying that, Sir Alex was spotted at the stadium yesterday afternoon. So too was Mourinho. Apparently.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to Mark Hughes for all his hard work and effort he put in during his brief spell as Saints manager. Leading us to survival last season will always be deeply appreciated. You’ll be fondly remembered by myself. Gutted to see you go Sparky, all the best in your future!

Come on you Saints. Get it sorted and stay up!

Saint Etienne.

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03 Dec 2018 12:34:50
A bit harsh, sacked having only drew with the almighty Manchester United

Guess it was throwing away yet another lead which nailed it. Unless of course it was already decided before the match and Hughes wanted to finish off against his old club. Anyway. Mixed feelings. We need a big boost. We have the players. Ronald Koeman please come back!

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03 Dec 2018 12:49:57
I would hope that it wasn't the Man United result that has brought Hughes to the end of his career with us. It's the 10 games without a win, not winning any home games that his made him lose his job, not just the result against Man United. I would hope that the board have already decided who the replacement is and only now need to get that man to put pen to paper. I hope for the sake of the future welfare of the club that it is Hasenhuttl. He did an incredible job at Leipzig (a club who have an incredible youth academy) . We'll see what the future brings.

I'm ideally hoping that the replacement has already been decided on and will be announced after the Spurs match on Thursday morning. Let's be realistic, Hughes was never going to be a long term manager and my opinion was we should have never given a contract for this season.

Looking at other places there seems to be mixed feelings around the fans, a lot backing up the sacking others saying it was harsh. The result on Saturday was good. However, we can't look at just one result to deem the future of a man who is managing a sinking ship. There's also a lot around "it's not the managers fault, it's the players". Which I can't get my around, since pretty much the same squad finished 8th in the season 2 years ago. The only player that has left since then is VVD and he missed out on half of Puel's season and didn't look at all interested in the few games he played last season.

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03 Dec 2018 14:14:35
Zidane?

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03 Dec 2018 14:38:20
Anyone who can bring a decent CB with them!

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03 Dec 2018 18:00:54
Hasenhüttl now appears almost nailed on having had positive talks with the club - very, very excited about this if it comes to fruition, would hopefully be a step towards the Poch days of old.

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03 Dec 2018 18:40:06
Hi SE. Would definitely take RK back but less so most of the names on the list. I think moyes had a good 6 month spell at West Ham United but would excite me about as much as the Hughes appointment did.

Talking of which, he was our manager when we stayed up but I don’t think the whole 2 wins in the last 4 games implies he came in and did a great job, reality is we were one place above the relegation when he came in and finished their top. I believe it was an unbelievable collapse of Swansea that kept us up. Either way though I can join in thanking him for his efforts, I’m sure he tried his old fashioned best.

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03 Dec 2018 20:23:03
So then, 8.20pm on the monday evening and it seems like we’ve got our man

There will be many who won’t have the foggiest who this guy is, and I don’t blame them at all - although I do from a distance recognise his name as a player and am fully aware of his recent glories as a manager in the German leagues. This Austrian could prove to be dynamite. He could blow the whole league apart. I’m liking, loving, the idea of a Saints Klopp, a new Pochettino, a new Koeman. Oh yes, the top six is back within our reach

Anyway, somewhere at the start of this thread I mentioned not many people knowing him. Hazelnut as I call him, affectionately. Right now around the country, many a finger are going to Google doing a search for this fella

Ironic really, considering the latest blockbuster movie at the cinema

Yes, I’m going there, Ralph breaks the Internet

Goodnight!

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03 Dec 2018 20:33:14
And I reckon the first few signings Hazelnut makes will be:

Naby Keita - For all his hype and heavy price tag, he’s been a total flop at Liverpool so they’ll probably want to loan him to us to get him up to the standards of Henderson, Milner and Wjinaldum.
It was Hazelnut who turned Keita into the exciting all action midfield maestro at Leipzig. A move here, maybe just a dream, would make sense

Timmy Werner - banged in the goals for Leipzig under Hazelnut and could do the same at Southampton if he wanted to join the glamour and sparkle of the Premier League. Again makes sense in my head. Just hope it’s not the bag of dross we saw disappoint at the World Cup

A top notch centre back who will form a blistering partnership with the viking. We need someone with the organisation kills of Fonte and the slickness of Van Dijk. A modern day Ronald Koeman type of player then. I’m sure there’s a few options out there, maybe many unknown to myself and many of us, but who may already be on Haselnut’s radar/ wish list

The transfer window is coming. This is perfect timing for this new manager. Again, thanks Mark hughes and his staff for doing their job, but now we can kick on with some style, excitement and hopefully goals, goals, goals (less so in our own bloody net though, eh)

Another observation. I think Freddy Kreuger just gave Hazelnut the job because they share the same first name

Ralph’s Red and White Army!
Rock n Roll Ralph-ball!
Don’t wreck-it, Ralph!
Hashtag Ralph Breaks the Internet!

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03 Dec 2018 20:39:57
In hindsight, Hughes must have already known his fate kn saturday. Think that’s why he picked both Valery and O’bafemi (congratulations on your recent Ireland debut Michael! ) it was a shot-to-nothing against the massive force that is Man United.

One of the first things the new manager (which it appears will be RH) need to do is pick a match day captain. Either put skipper Davis back in the team, or give the armband to Hojbjerg on a permanent basis. As much as I love Berry, he ain’t no leader.

One other point - so glad the rumours of Paulo Sousa being lined-up we’re wrong.

Exciting times. Hopefully our dreams come true.

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03 Dec 2018 21:53:27
How come everyone is going mad about hassle whoever he is, before Hughes got the sack, no one had mentioned him. If it was your millions you were paying out, who would you employ.

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04 Dec 2018 00:33:10
I don't know how long you've been here Rick but his name has been mentioned here more than a couple of times. You seem kind of leaning to hughes and I've seen you defend him here from time to time (or as I see it) and I respect that, you make good points as welk, yet when someone tries to counter your argument you go into hiding, only showing up to make new statements every now and then.

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04 Dec 2018 03:08:24
Plus anyone would be buzzing if they got a manager who managed to guide his team straight to second place right after promotion from the season before, and successively retaining European football the season after that.

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04 Dec 2018 10:42:07
totally agree with Vick. 3 league wins in 8 months is dire and he simply had to go. credit where its due to the board for acting now!

I actually think the board are showing ambition and thinking outside the box.

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04 Dec 2018 11:31:17
I am well up for this guy coming in but don't everyone get there hopes up. if he does flop than there will be more angry people around. however I do have big hopes for the guy, and hopefully, while he does all his amazing attacking football, he can help us to defend as well.

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04 Dec 2018 17:47:21
Hi Vick, not on here long, but have been a Saints supporter for nearly sixty years. I haven’t been intending to back Sparky particularly, but over the last five or ten years I have the general feeling that the players (of any team), show little care about the manager, or the club they play for. I think the money has gone to their heads. We have been way up the charts in chances created recently, but apart from putting boots on (and he was a good striker), ;what else could MH do.
Their are many notable exceptions to non caring footballers, and in the past as we know, there have been a few players who would play for the club of their choice, no matter how much they were paid. I don’t think that exists much these days. I only wish luck you our new man (whoever he is), and hope the board put their money where their mouth is and support him, so that we can climb to a realistic position. By the way, I don’t go into hiding, and I love a good debate. Hopefully I have not been offending anyone. Regards to you all. Rick.

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05 Dec 2018 10:31:20
Not at all Rick. I didn't mean to come off somewhat harshly with the poorly chosen words in regards to how you reply but I apologize and do appreciate you taking your time for this one. Of course aside from the usual facebook armchair supporters, I do think any sensible person would realize that players are as much to blame as Hughes and should be just as in the crossfire. The demand to overturn our manager stems from the fact that he could be replaced anytime throughout the season, whereas players can only be moved on in a transfer window. Plus that managers control more of the entirety of the team in regards to tactics, mentality, man management and all that, it really puts Hughes in the firing line. I think hiring someone who's a serial promoter and twice saved a team from relegation, at least on paper looks like heading into the right direction. And I think that is what most people would point out when asked what qualities the new gaffer has over Hughes.

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30 Nov 2018 20:48:44
Well it's faltering utd tomorrow so there's at least one guarantee . any player whos lost all form and confidence will manage to find it tomorrow . lukaku will probably bag a hat trick. in a 4-3 win for the saints of course! 😂.

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29 Nov 2018 21:39:49
Read that Jardim is interested in Southampton job but that our player recruitment policy is deterring him. Maybe if we got the new DoF first (one who will get us back on track a bit), then he'll want to join.

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01 Dec 2018 03:56:29
Just need to get some one in and fast 2nd from bottom now with a tough couple of weeks dontbreally want to separate from the pack to much.

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29 Nov 2018 09:09:04
Reading this morning that Saints have lined up Paulo Sousa to take over if MH doesn't get a win against Manchester United this weekend. Apparently he was at the Saints vs Fulham game. Not sure how much I believe this 'rumour' but he doesn't really have the best background with English football management.

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29 Nov 2018 10:36:29
Seems favourite with most now - if this is the case I think it’s time to pack up and go home.

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29 Nov 2018 19:05:23
Even if we beat Man U, which is entirely possible as they are a shadow of their former self it would only paper over the cracks.
I’m thankful to MHs for keeping us up, although I do feel we were lucky and other teams kind of imploded. 3 million to buy his contract out surely is better that the amounts we would lose in the Championship next season and beyond. Hopefully the board will get a grip sooner than they did last season. Personally, I don’t want to be wishing we have Big Sam to guide us from relegation with a couple of games to go. Not sure who would be a good fit or who would want the job. Why would a decent manager want to come here?

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29 Nov 2018 21:32:55
You've hit the nail on the head Springhill. It's not about who Southampton FC want or who the fans want. It's all about who in their right mind wants to take over a team with players that are unfit, lacking in confidence and have forgotten how to grind out a result.

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30 Nov 2018 09:11:19
Totally agree about the possible struggle to even find a manager of the right calibre who wants to take on the Saints 'project', but essentially jobs only come up because of the previous managers failing, or being poached because of success - So isn't it almost a given that a manager coming into a club has to do an element of fire-fighting?

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30 Nov 2018 12:12:32
Agree to a point Ben but most potential managers coming in would want some assurances over money available for transfers and player recruitment and I can't see Southampton FC making decent funds available to them.

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28 Nov 2018 07:26:22
Apparently they are thinking of replacing Hughes with Kelvin Davis.
Not sure if this is a good thing or not.

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28 Nov 2018 10:47:53
He couldn't do any worse and he always gives 100%. Whoever is in charge needs money to spend in January. I just can't see the present squad getting us out of the mess we're in. The whole squad looks unfit and lacking confidence.

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29 Nov 2018 10:00:54
Unfit is a disgrace all you do all day is train and play how can you be unfit. Hence mist fans issues with Charlie Austin. You have been a pro for years and can’t last 90m how? The squad is good enough just need to get an 11 and play them constant changing is ridiculous seems not mine game and dropped 2 later puck a squad and stick to it barring injuries.

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23 Nov 2018 17:03:17
may sound like a weird shout for a new manager but what about Vladimir Petkovic he is Switzerland National team coach.

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25 Nov 2018 21:28:18
How about my gran? She couldn't do any worse than Hughes.

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27 Nov 2018 09:49:32
Get them working like clockwork.

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27 Nov 2018 12:34:36
Probably knit a few passes together.

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16 Nov 2018 14:26:33
Southampton are in talks with Leicester City's head of recruitment, Eduardo Macia, according to French media.

After the departure of Les Reed, the Saints' vice-president, they are looking for a complete change of the backroom staff, and Macia's appointment is a part of that change.

Macia, who was Real Betis' director of football prior to his appointment at Leicester in 2016.

{Ed001's Note - he was at Liverpool with Benitez.}

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16 Nov 2018 21:37:37
Pardon my ignorance but is Macia any good? I've never heard of him before but maybe we will be in a better position with him.

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17 Nov 2018 04:28:52
Thought we'd be looking at that guy Webber from Norwich? Is there any truth in that, eds? Many thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - I believe, at least that is what has been suggested from the Norwich end though obviously you have to take this with a pinch of salt as it is in their interests to say this, that he is not ready to leave the Canaries just yet. He has so far just rescued them from financial difficulties and supposedly wants to at least attempt a rebuild. Like I said, that does come from the Norwich end, so it might just be them trying to put other clubs off making him offers.}

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08 Nov 2018 10:31:08
Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has agreed to part company with its Vice Chairman (Football), Les Reed.

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08 Nov 2018 11:47:35
Clearly a statement of intent but seeing that Krueger himself released a statement, I doubt he would be following Reed out the door.
Reed did exceptionally with the Koeman appointment and made a fair share of shrewd signings. I just think his downfall is the lack of progress he displayed and his stubbornes of sticking to the same model even though it has failed for two seasons straight and didn't progress the club any further than it already is. Although few could argue that our time under Koeman is the 'hit the ceiling' period of our club, the way we regressed the past two and a half season is astounding. Nevertheless I thank Reed for playing a part in bringing European football to St. Mary's but it's time for a different approach.
Question is, knowing that the fault doesn't solely lie on Reed himself. How long will it take until the hierarchy takes action on other members they deem responsible? Is Krueger's position under threat? Hughes? Bill Green and Ross Wilson?

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08 Nov 2018 12:53:20
Ahhh Mr Benny boy! how are you? lol I agree with some of what you have said. I can sum up Reed's failures very simply. Sold too much quality in the first team and replaced with inferior rubbish. It really is that simple. You cannot be in the top flight and sell like we have. I appreciate our business model and understand we need to sell but not to the level we have. Reed and Southampton FC have proved the point. You cannot sell first team players to the level we have and expect to be successful in the premier league. You cannot simply rely on youth.

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08 Nov 2018 13:35:05
On another note, Martin Hunter out as well. Might be a dramatic reshuffling on the horizon but as long as Hughes is still at the helm, I'm not getting my hopes up. Anyways. Anyone think we should take a punt on Ralph Hasenhuttl?

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08 Nov 2018 14:33:17
Be careful what you wish for. Reed was a massive part of getting us from league 1 to European football. Can’t fault him for working with what he’s given.

Kruger has apparently been handing out bollockings all day, so can’t see him going anywhere for the time being anyway.

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08 Nov 2018 15:05:57
bill green died a year ago, I’d say his position is least under threat 😂.

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08 Nov 2018 15:29:29
Whoops.

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08 Nov 2018 21:49:22
The club we support have been corrupt for a while and the
Club we’re in a awkward situation with chairman and vice
Chairmen alike
Kat never wanted the situation but was handed it through a bereavement and it showed
Geo has at least shown his intent for the rest of the season
Which we can atleast take a certain comfort from
On wards and up wards.

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08 Nov 2018 23:36:37
Yes tick for him ( Hassenhutti) included in my top 6 (open for criticism) as probably reaching for the stars!
Raif Rangnick ( manager or DOF )
Roberto Martinez
Brendan Rodgers
Leonardo Jardim
Eddie Howe
Absolute wild cards David Wagner and Slav Jokanovic
At least we’re on the move now!
Keep On MARCHING.

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09 Nov 2018 14:18:12
Our biggest task as a club is to re-coup some of the money wasted on inferior players and then target a few choice players. Personally I feel a target striker is what has been missing since Pelle left, someone who can link play and feed others in attack as well as score himself.
As important is a bedrock centre half who can boss the back 4 and cut out the crosses which have cost us dear this season.
I think that eventually the squad needs a good pruning but it cannot all be achieved at once.
I would also spend time on finding another top scout and I'd put that before a new manager at the moment.

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10 Nov 2018 08:14:58
Some naive comments above: players left Southampton because the players wanted to leave. Once a player and their agent say they want out, the club can do very little about it, other than get a good price.
The fees for them are still being paid to Southampton therefore guaranteeing a steady source of income for the club over the next 3-5 years.

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