20 Jul 2017 22:25:41
So Iheanacho is off to Leicester for 25m. This is the quality signing that Saints needed but we are too weak to pull off. Instead we are linked with loan moves for kids or after journeymen nearer 30 than twenty. It would seem our glorious owners decision to sell to a company that has little to no funds and her tax bill possibly due in Germany has strangled our ambition. I live to be proven wrong.

1.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 01:34:10
do loan moves for PL players or players near to 30 fit Southampton FC's business model?

How many of Southampton FC's incoming transfers leak?

if the Lander deal goes through it will be for 80% of the club, it is and will still in KL's best interest to keep the club profitable.

because we haven't made a (very expensive) move for a (vastly overrated) player, that means all the work of the last few years is for nothing and the club are no longer ambitious?

2.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 06:43:23
Lander saying in China (Reuters) that it looks like Katrina may have change her mind about selling for the moment at least.

3.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 09:33:29
Why is it? Why do we HAVE to make a signing like that? Why would he want to come to us when he's up against gabbiadini and Austin? He left city to get a game. He's more likely to get that at Leicester. We paid about 10 mill less for gabbiadini. Let's see who's better at the end of the season. why is it so many of you on here think spending 20-25 million or more on players is a guarantee to success? When actually, it's a massive gamble that we don't even need to take. Idiots.

4.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 09:43:31
Our owner, who's overseen 2 promotions, 3 consecutive top 8 finishes, European football and a cup final suddenly has no ambition because we haven't spent 25 million on a cast out from man city when we already have 2 very good players in that position and a young prospect coming through, has no ambition? . Yeah mate.

5.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 16:01:21
To be fair milky
A 25m player is a 12.5m player last year due to the inflation that has happened because of the influx of cash from TV money .
That southampton fc only are not investing in .
The final u talk of is a failure in truth unless u win .
Very unlikely considering our board happily left the manager with yosh and Stephens lol
Same again when we capitalised of the flop of the top six when we were sat 2nd and 3rd all we needed was a striker but manager got left having again .
Did u go to the Europa games manager messed it up squad wasn't interested same season before.
Bournemouth have spent 20m on ake
Tottenham sold walker for 50m
25m is a cheap investment for a potentially young player.
Fact is if Liverpool offerd fat money for vvd instead of trying to act like snakes and get him cheaper he would be sold
Then kath would have sactioned the sell of the club .
But didn't work out so kath put her purse before club interest again .
But never mind we could have won something in the previous seasons but our board back the managers so much it never happens .
Yes we do have quality players that is what u expect from a club that buys to sell
Even more tells a player sign for us on a cheap perform and u can bounce straight away as long as we get profit .
But some fans are happy for this
Never mind a we only pay our hard earned cash on tickets and shirts .

6.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 17:44:26
Yes I did go to a few Europa games and yes they were disappointing. for the first time in a long time we got a manager in who was the wrong choice. We should have done better with the squad we had available because it's a good squad! We bought a striker in January. If van dijk goes for 60-70 then we reinvest. If he doesn't then he stays another season and and we kick on and line up his replacement. The final we should have won but for rubbish refereeing and dodgy goal keeping, we were the better side in that game. If you complain about spending money on shirts and tickets, don't spend it. We're one of the best run clubs in the country. I'd rather have that than spend big gamble it all for short term success and end up doing a Leeds or a pompey. You're so short sighted and ignorant to how your own team is trying to build Success AND IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY! not throwing money at problems and hoping that will work and then not being able to deal with it when it doesn't.

7.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 17:45:06
southampton87 may as well be Alex Jones with all these conspiracy theories.

8.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 17:59:42
God, where to start with catalogue of bull***t that you just wrote Southampton87. I'll just go through each statement one by one:
-Just because other teams invest doesn't mean its the right move for us. Also, we're not the only ones - Spurs, for example.
-The notion that a final is just another failure is one of the stupidest things I've heard. Maybe that's true for Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup, but it definitely isn't for us.
-The board went out and got Caceres as cover for Stephens and Yosh. Would you rather they had panic bought another CB despite none being available of the required quality? If we had bought someone, as soon as VVD was fit again in a couple of months time they'd have been marginalised anyway.
-We were in 2nd/ 3rd and the owner gets no credit for it, but then all the blame when we end the season further down. Also, the notion that we'd have stayed there for sure if we'd spent big on a striker is laughable
-I did go to some europa league games. It was a mixed bag, but if you're saying KL has no ambition because the manager messed up his tactics, that just makes no sense.
-Bournemouth have spent 20m on Ake. Well done.
-City have also signed Walker for 50m. Again, very well done. How are either of these things at all relevant? Just because they did that doesn't mean they're right, and doesn't mean we should rush out and do the same either.
-I'd say 25m is a lot for a potentially young player. For that kind of money, I'd like to be certain they're young.
-Yes, If Liverpool had offered us "fat" money for VVD then he would have been sold. That is how capitalism works. If I was offered 20 quid for my car, I'd say no thank you. If I was offered 2 grand for my car, I'd say yes please. Granted, I'd be left without a car, but I could buy a better one since I sold mine above its value. Apply this logic to PL CB's, and you'll start to understand.
-I don't understand this next point, so can't respond.
-The way you dismiss the fact that we have quality players as irrelevant to whether we should throw money around depresses me.
-You pay to see good football, not expensive players.

All in all, I disagree with every single word you said. Also, my car isn't very good.

9.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 18:08:50
Virgil been exiled from the team. Let him stew. Mope says no go.

10.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 19:33:19
Saints 123. It's fair to say that I only read the first and last paragraph there. But agree with every word. Lol.

11.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 19:56:11
If you lose a final you worked so hard to get to you have failed, I would of felt the same in any competitive sport. do you run to a line to come last, no.
Any clown who knows football could of said Ibrahimovic would be too much for yosh or Stephens.

What would I want?
How about go buy a cb to replace the cb you sold crack pots. If Bournemouth can afford a 20m player so should we be able to. Especially if he's young and talented.
The point about having talented players is, you add to the talented team if you want to move forward.

Vvd would have been sold had Liverpool contacted les and said we got 60m for your boy, but instead went behind the scenes. And then lol walker would have went for 10m less. vvd is twice the player but mane and Clyne where similar.

And if I was Tottenham I would not think my team needs loads more because they got a full solid team. We are nowhere near Tottenham. And you know what I was not even going to bother to write anything till I was reading nothing but club propaganda.

And do you honestly think any club sitting second needing a striker to finish around that area would intentionally not get a striker because they were not willing to invest what it would have cost for a champions league team?

Only thing since then that changed is the aims of the club. Anyone who has brains can tell there was drive to challenge the best a few years ago. Now we are just happy with 8th.

12.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 19:59:51
That is extremely funny on many levels 123.

13.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 20:01:45
So if we failed because of the manager this time, What happened last time? I'm sure it was because les' and Kathy's tightness.
We didn't have a defender to go alongside fonte till two weeks into the start of the season.

14.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 19:58:36
Who's Alex jones lol.

{Ed033's Note - I'm sure you know who Alex 'take his shirt off' Jones is, southampton!

15.) 21 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 20:29:27
Ed 33 lol
Ohh that Alex jones ha ha.

{Ed033's Note - yes.

16.) 22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 00:40:33
What's wrong with old Alex jones at info wars lol
Better than BBC, NBC and other CNN fake news outlets
Others good to listen to are:
Paul Joseph Watson
Stephan Molyneux
Maybe wake a few people up.

17.) 22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 04:41:27
what about Milo, Gavin McInnes, Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder, 87? ;)

18.) 22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 10:28:38
Yh SSS plenty of people telling straight news
Gavin Mcinnes cracks me up.

19.) 22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 18:38:30
Saints 87. Your logic is remarkably flawed. Runnders up in a cup against Manchester United is NOT a failure. It would have been considered a fail for Manchester United if WE had won it, but not the other way around. A cup final day for a club like Southampton is a pretty good result, considering there are only 2 main domestic cup competitions there are only 4 places available in a final day! As 123 said, a Madrid team, Barca, Utd etc a loss at a final is a fail, but not for us, that's an incredible result. It isn't last across the line, it's second out of hundreds of teams.

20.) 22 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 21:25:35
My logic is personal to me same as my opinion and my feelings,
And when I made cup finals if I lost I would have felt gutted and that I failed.
Just my personal opinion
Others like u may feel different,
But that is up to others to make there mind up about.

21.) 23 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017 09:08:03
Then by that logic, every football team in the world is a failure by virtue of the fact that no one has won everything?

22.) 23 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017 14:51:12
If u go to win something and lose,
U have failed.
I'm not saying at all, u can't pat a team mate on the back and say unlucky well done good try.
But u lost
U still failed.
Coming second is winning is it.
And when u take into account the board and manager knew we needed a defender, and didn't but one.
You haven't even given yourself the best chance from start.
Makes it a million times worse for me
Then when u look at what warnings where there
How about every game we had there was the hole team having to defend because, they could trust the competence of the cb pairing. we had goals scored against us from our own corners.
And the game before the final against Liverpool
It was only Liverpool's poor finishing that put us through.
So we got there by luck
U can take pride u got there but u can't really get much more than that.