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31 Jul 2018 01:42:39
Eds is it true that Burnley are looking to take Forster on loan after the injury to Pope?
I don't think there's any chance he'll dislodge Heaton as replacement and Burnley already have Lindegaard and Legdzins in their ranks to back him up so would they really need another goalie?


{Ed001's Note - they are looking over the possibilities about what to do at the moment, but they have not made any moves to sign a keeper that I am aware of. The big worry is that Heaton might suffer a recurrence of his injury.}

1.) 31 Jul 2018 16:23:27
I won't hold my breath, then. Thanks, Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



04 Jul 2018 09:38:30
Reading whispers that all three relegated teams last season; Stoke, Swansea, and West Brom, are all open to the possibility of bringing Forster on loan for the season, with the Swans already lost Fabianski, and rumoured departures of both Foster and Butland, if successful, would spark some movement.
Don't shoot the messenger.


{Ed001's Note - West Brom just signed a keeper from Man Utd. Stoke also signed a keeper yesterday.}

1.) 04 Jul 2018 10:31:37
Whoops, guess my source was a bit outdated then! Thanks for the corrections ed001. Apologies for the fake news. Nothing to see here folks, carry on. Forster is still sticking around (Unless ed001 wants to prove me wrong a second time? I'm counting on that actually lol. Sure hope someone's willing to take him) .

{Ed001's Note - he is on the market and he is keen on first team football.}



31 May 2018 16:34:10
Eds do you know how's the progress of sam mcqueen's rumoured move to bristol? And will that mean Bertrand is staying or are we looking for another left back?


{Ed001's Note - I don't know sorry. Bertrand has been asked to stay by Hughes.}

1.) 31 May 2018 17:13:39
Thanks for the info ed. If bertrand does stay I hope to see the bertrand under koeman than the one under MP2. Maybe its the tactics but he has to step up and regain his old form. Top 2 best english left back at the time. If we do seel McQueen I hope there's a buyback clause inserted. He's a solid performer, although not as good as targett, who I think is very much capable of making the left back spot his own when bertrand leaves.

2.) 01 Jun 2018 14:03:39
Personally I’d move on from Bertrand this summer. I think we need to either start Targett or let him leave at this stage, and while Bertrand is quality his attitude last year was poor.

I’d take Zouma but he doesn’t seem to have developed as he should have. If we want to lay 3 cb’s though then he’d make sense as another option, and one with big potential.

3.) 02 Jun 2018 03:18:38
Would take Joe Bryan from Bristol City to replace Bertrand all day long. Unlikely but a swap + £ deal, McQueen for Bryan would be a good bit of business.

4.) 02 Jun 2018 11:14:10
Just Food for thought, When interviewed and asked the question, "who was the toughest opponent he has faced in the premier League since he has been here" Bernardo Silva replied "without a doubt, Ryan Betrand, so much so, that I got substituted in the last game of the season"



27 May 2018 05:31:28
James Maddison rumours won't go away it seems. Harrison Reed could persuade his current temporary teammate to St. Mary's rumours. Not sure this has any substance but surely worth a discussion. Thoughts?


1.) 27 May 2018 16:24:21
Great gossip tip there, Vick

Gotta day, I agree. Think this one could have some truth to it. The Harrison Reed connection being a big persuasion, well, that’s assuming Harrison returns to Saints. I am a bit worried, think he’s now 23 and might not get the chance at Southampton so could move and he might even stay at Norwich. But, ever being the optimist, “The Southampton Scholes” (Harrison Reed) will return (along with Targett - great game against Villa, well played young man! ) and Gallagher and could then bring his mate Maddison with him

Ward-Prowse, Harrison and Maddison as the Saints midfield. Sounds like a law firm or estate agents! Anyway. I’m all for it

Sign Maddison now, before Liverpool/ Spurs/ WHam do

I’d love to get Jack Butland (him over Hart, but happily settle for either) just don’t think we’d allow our budget to pay for him

I’d also take a slight risk and get Promes

Oh, one last thing, I’d prefer not to sign Shakira (sic) but wouldn’t dislike it if we did sign the Stoke playmaker

Saint Etienne.

2.) 29 May 2018 14:26:19
Personally I would sell ward prowse he don't bring enough to the team, crossing a ball should be minimum requirement in premier league, Harrison reed has been out of first team picture for 2 years that tells its own story, maddison being untested in pl is not what we need at mo imo. We have too many similar cm players atm think we need more creativity going forward,2 cf to rotate with gabby and 2 quality cb to rotate with hoedt and bedarnek I just don't think yoshida and stephens are up to it.

3.) 30 May 2018 06:51:06
Sorry mate but I don't think which division a player plays in should discredit his ability. Mahrez came from the lower leagues of France. Schneiderlin and Lallana were championship players once.
And as for creativity, James Maddison has the third highest number of key passes in the whole of Europe, behind only Dmitri Payet and Hakim Ziyech, and more than De Bruyne. Had he had better forwards than the ones at norwich, his assists would easily reach double figures. I'd definitely welcome him and believe he can make the step up.



27 Mar 2018 11:16:43
David Wagner linked to the managerial post.


1.) 29 Mar 2018 08:40:56
Poor mans klopp.

2.) 29 Mar 2018 16:58:17
Are you saying that as a good or bad thing saints0001?




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13 Oct 2018 04:18:21
Would love it to happen but there's absolutely no way in hell Jardim will come in. Either way Hughes needs to buck up some ideas soon.




10 Aug 2018 02:35:37
So how do you guys rate our transfer window? For me the board did their homework and bought players in positions which we needed to strengthen in and the signings more or less fit the southampton profile of relative young players with potential. Would've preferred a target man option for up top but I'd take Ings any day. When fit he could be the difference between a top 10 finish and lower midtable. Only negatives I have is the failure of getting shot of the deadwood on permanent deals and failure to find suitors for Long and Big FF, but it's not really the board's fault for that. All in all solid transfer window, spending necessary and shrewd in a couple of transfers. 8/ 10.


{Ed001's Note - if Dings stays fit you will love him. He is a cult hero at Anfield for a reason. He will press defenders to death and is a proper goalscorer. Just needs time to get back to his best after his injuries. That can take years to mentally recover from as your body adjusts itself to move differently to protect the injury, then you have to retrain it. I have seen studies that claim it can take as long as 3 years for the mental pathways to be rebuilt.}

1.) 10 Aug 2018 07:27:03
Ed’s is absolutely spot on with his comments, Forster is a prime example of someone who is still psychologically suffering from a horrendous injury 2 years ago.

{Ed001's Note - I am not so sure that is the problem with Forster, he was crap before his injury as his footwork is the worst I have ever seen in professional football. It was the same when he was a kid at Newcastle and it has not improved throughout his career. All he has is that he is big and an intimidating presence.}

2.) 10 Aug 2018 08:59:55
Ha Ha - shot down in flames.

3.) 10 Aug 2018 14:03:58
And he had Fonte and his everchanging partners in front of him as well.
Anyways. Cheers Ed001, not one Liverpool fan has said a bad thing about the lad (Ings), I hope he really comes through. Sounds like he's just a bloke who wants to enjoy his football again after a miserable 2 years and if he can rediscover that and also in effect push saints progressively forward than last season then I will be a proud saints fan. Don't worry we'll look after him well.

{Ed001's Note - Liverpool fans, in the main, love Ings mate. He has a fantastic attitude.}

4.) 10 Aug 2018 19:40:19
Ok ed, seem to remember Koeman rating Forster as the best signing of his first season and Peul mentioning that Forster was suffering from a serious loss of confidence. 4 different England managers can’t be wrong as well? What did messi say about him? Anyway, your opinion is respected and noted but I do feel you are a little harsh on him.

{Ed001's Note - I really do not care what any of them had to say. Ray Clemence, who knows more about keeping than any of those, agreed with me, I would take his opinion on a keeper over any of those lot.}



27 Jul 2018 14:56:38
-- Bednarek - Vestergaard - Bertrand --
Cedric ------------ Romeu ----------- Targett
---------- Lemina --------- Armstrong --------
-------- Elyounessi --------- Austin ------------.


1.) 27 Jul 2018 19:16:34
Looks pretty good but who would you like to see go through the exit door, and who do you see as the first three subs on Vick, one in each main section
Defence - Mid Field - Forward?

2.) 28 Jul 2018 08:48:28
Agree with that on the whole, although if I was the boss Gabbi would get the nod up front over Austin.

3.) 28 Jul 2018 09:19:23
I'd like to see us on the front foot with
GK McCarthy

CB vestergard
cb hoedt

Rb jwp
Lb Bertrand

CDM hojberg
Cm lemina
Cm Armstrong

Am el yanoussi
Am redderz

At Austin


I think we are an attacking midfield player light even if Sims can have a breakthrough season we are still 1 attacking player light as well as a striker I'd love Rondon and sisto.

4.) 28 Jul 2018 11:19:33
Also the likes of Cedric yoshida etc aren't going to be ready for week1 because of the world cup they haven't even started pre season yet.

5.) 28 Jul 2018 12:14:53
Just realize that I didn't put this as a reply to your post, mate. Pete I'd like to see stephens, Hojbjerg, and gabbiadini to be our main back up options as they are solid players and gabs could benefit from a worn out defense. The central defense back ups will be Hoedt, Yoshida, and Stephens. McQueen and Bertrand can provide cover for targett. Either Reed, JWP, and even Redmond to cover Cedric. I don't think we have any like for like replacement for Romeu in the squad but I think either Reed or Hojbjerg is the most likely replacement, for the more advanced midfielders I reckon JWP, Sims, and hojbjerg can do a job there, and redmond, Gabs to cover up front.
Long, Forster, and Gallagher to depart, and gunn, stephens and hoedt, hojbjerg, and gabs, if they find consistency, could end up as a preferred first choice as well.

6.) 28 Jul 2018 12:48:39
I think that one of Cedric/ Bertrand/ Yoshida will be sold to release funds for a striker. Once a striker is bought then you’ll see Long Gallagher and possibly Austin leave to balance the books and complete the 25 players for the premier league squad.

7.) 28 Jul 2018 20:11:27
Thanks for coming back Vick, - When we start looking through the squad, I'm pretty hopeful of a good year. Just spent the afternoon with my football mate Rob, we have been chewing over the options all afternoon.
Main difference is Redmond, he likes him, I don't. With Bertrand clearly he was not himself last year and I'm concerned Matt Target needs consistent game time, difficult one.
We both think Gallagher has something different to offer, target man and Mo and or Gabbiadini should be able to feed off the system that worked so well when we had Ricky Lamber and Pelle, so either have to buy in a similar player or get Sam carrying out that role.
Where was Lamina today? Not even in the squad. If he is off, then that would free up some funds but would be a great shame.
Any remorse Ed?

8.) 29 Jul 2018 11:03:35
Having read all the line ups posted on here in recent times, I would go with the original one by Vick. The best thing we could do this season is to covert Bertrand to centre back to accommodate Targett and keep Hoedt away from the team. That coupled with playing two up top and I think we can manage mid table.

9.) 29 Jul 2018 12:19:31
I figured Bertrand would do a good job as a left cb in back three as he played there under koeman and he was solid and it brought the best out of targett as well. If we do sign a target man then I don't see a place for Austin in the team. Gabiaddini and elyounessi would profit more playing off a target man in my opinion.



11 Jul 2018 02:16:48
Reading a few comments on facebook regarding Angus Gunn and apparently some people think the pure roles of goalkeeper are first choice and back up! A little too much FIFA or FM mayhaps? I'm sure the people on this website know better but just in case few of you have doubts, we did not spend 13 mil on a backup keeper. Gunn is here to provide competition, to push mccarthy even further because the difference between mccarthy and forster last season is day and night. He needs to know that his spot isn't guaranteed and that he has to keep working hard especially with a quality young goalkeeper breathing down his neck.
Another good thing to come from this transfer is that if/ when mccarthy's form drops, or he's injured, then we'd see Gunn between the sticks instead of FF. Now who would you rather see there? Plus if he performs well enough when called upon he can keep his place. Point is, it's good competition. a.


1.) 11 Jul 2018 11:50:06
I've watched Angus play a few times and in my opinion he's going to be a top keeper. Far more agile than FF and he'll give McCarthy a run for his money. Only problem is where or how do we offload FF. Seems like nobody is interested in him.

2.) 11 Jul 2018 23:33:17
Please, all saints fans, remember FF first season with us until he got injured, he was immense. Koeman said of all the signings that season the goalkeeper was the best when interviewed on the bbc. Long term injuries have a serious effect on confidence and then performance. Let’s all support FF and hope he can return to former glories because there is a really good keeper who needs support.

3.) 12 Jul 2018 17:59:21
Forster has been pants for a couple of seasons. He did ok in front of a SOLID back 4. but once fonte and vvd went his form dipped dramatically and he actually caused more harm than good. His defence had no confidence in him along with the coaching staff and everyone in the stands. If he gets back to being a "top keeper (big IF) then he needs to it elsewhere. His footwork is poor, his shot stopping isn't great, and even the things you'd expect from such a massive unit of a man (commanding area, coming for crosses etc) he doesn't do. add to that he's on massive wages. We need to get rid. He's on too much money to be a 3rd choice keeper, which is how I see him.

4.) 12 Jul 2018 19:33:49
To be fair that clean sheet record he got came behind a highly impressive back four as u say Milky. Not really too sure why he dipped in form so much though as he was still pretty outstanding even with that back four. I do feel that his days are numbered, especially with a very bright young talent in Gunn signing for us.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 20:49:48
I know a few Celtic fans and one Newcastle and all of them say he was never that good. I do appreciate he has had some gapped games but don’t recall him being immense.

6.) 16 Jul 2018 09:58:12
if you think we spent 13m on a sub keeper and only 20m tops on a starting outfield player you are mad. Gunn is here for the future number 1 spot.

7.) 16 Jul 2018 11:09:52
Forsters best game that I can remember was against Arsenal at the emirates in a 0-0 draw. But agree that he is probably destined for a move. would be a decent championship keeper to be fair.



28 Jun 2018 22:45:43
Could it be? A sudden burst in transfer activity and its only the end of june! Who are you and what have you done with Les?
In all serious though, if the rumours are to be taken seriously (even though more often they're not) then the pursuits of Gunn, Elyounessi, one of Gibson, Julien or Vestergaard, and Pachonik, if come to fruition, would definitely improve the overall quality of our team. however it is reported that City wants a buy back clause on Gunn so not sure where I stand on that.
Davis might return to ibrox provided rangers can find the funds, most likely by the sale of Windass, while Saints open with the possibility of forster loaned out, potentially to another premier league team but not sure who's keen on him right now. Watford or fulham maybe? Clasie departure doing the rounds again, Reed off for another loan spell as championship clubs are circling but that hinges on our squad depth in the coming weeks, saints reluctant to sell. Lemina seemingly will stay for at least this season. Targett chased by Fulham, although its understood that saints are reluctant to sell as well. The outcome will determine the future of sam mcqueen who championship sides are interested in. Other more far fetched rumours is our pursuit of Alcacer, Yoshida leaving for the middle east, Yan Valery to be fast tracked into the first team, and Boufal likely to stay on.





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11 Aug 2018 03:37:56
Loving the positivity SRG!




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03 Aug 2018 03:09:53
We have to keep Targett. His stint at Fulham sparked his confidence and we saw glimpses of what he could do when Koeman temporarily switched to a back three back then. Shift Bertrand to the left of a back three or sign Gibson, let Targett and McQueen battle out the left wingback spot. Find a buyer for Long and sign a proper target man.




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31 Jul 2018 16:23:27
I won't hold my breath, then. Thanks, Ed001.


{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}



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25 Jul 2018 06:16:29
6 goals isn't a "regular goalscorer" record. But to be fair that was with birmingham. Scored sweet fa with the dons although he reached double figures with blackburn, just barely. 11 goals is his most prolific record a season and he's reaching an age where I feel he shouldn't be considered a hot prospect anymore. I like the kid but I'm not sure he's going to the player fans want him to be. I'd love to be proven wrong though.




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07 Jul 2018 14:43:54
He won't cost us as many points like Fraser did. And are you implying that any other keeper than Forster can make the saves McCarthy made? Guaranteed? Even so, the difference which he brought wasn't solely on the saves he made but also the presence he brings. He gets down better than big FF, he actually comes out for his crosses as well. He deserves his chance to start this season as first choice and the fact that you're already downplaying him before the season even begun is unmerited. I don't even see the point of this post to be honest. He's hardly done anything wrong so far.





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15 Sep 2018 04:00:50
I don't think MH is the one to tinker too often especially on the back of a victory so I think he'll stick to his 4-4-2 so far

Cedric--Stephens/ Hoedt--Vest--Bertie
Elyou/ JWP--Lemina--Hojbjerg--Redmond

I read that both Long and Austin had niggles and Ings had blisters after the CP match and I'd love having Gabs up front with Ings just to see what they can do together. If Long stays fit I think He would start though. Mo has started well but I'd like JWP purely for crossing ability. Hoedt/ Stephens. Meh, I'd go for the latter, but Hoedt had a good overall game last time out so I think its a bit fair to drop him.




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13 Aug 2018 07:32:00
Knowing how solid defensively Burnley were last season and the fact that they've played a couple of competitive matches before us, plus this being our first competitive match and all that, I'll take a draw. The signs have been a bit more promising but I do hope the goals will come soon.

Would love to see a classic 4-4-2






Course up against any stronger side this would be straight up murder lol. Probably take gabs out and put an extra midfielder on. Not knowing how serious Armstrong's injury is, I'd have a proper headache once he's fit. And I haven't even thought about Hojbjerg.




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11 Aug 2018 13:54:25
Slattery has been hampered with injuries but he is the next big thing. We got rid of two attacking midfielders in Tadic and Boufal and only signed one in Elyounessi. Hopefully this means that Sims can get more of a chance this season. He has the raw talent and will progress with more game time.




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10 Aug 2018 14:03:58
And he had Fonte and his everchanging partners in front of him as well.
Anyways. Cheers Ed001, not one Liverpool fan has said a bad thing about the lad (Ings), I hope he really comes through. Sounds like he's just a bloke who wants to enjoy his football again after a miserable 2 years and if he can rediscover that and also in effect push saints progressively forward than last season then I will be a proud saints fan. Don't worry we'll look after him well.


{Ed001's Note - Liverpool fans, in the main, love Ings mate. He has a fantastic attitude.}



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07 Aug 2018 02:31:30
I'm sure the Saints fans here are educated enough to form their own opinions and not take words from other people just because they have a job title. Why not we just keep our knickers untwisted and have a bit of maturity when replying to and giving criticism eh?