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23 Jul 2016 04:50:51
Hakim Zeyich is a top target.


1.) 23 Jul 2016 11:50:51
I think we all wish.

2.) 23 Jul 2016 11:53:49
Only watched him in one YouTube video. BUY HIM! lol.

3.) 24 Jul 2016 07:58:14
We're playing them this week so will see what he's about
If he doesn't play there might be some truth in our interest.



11 Jul 2016 01:43:00
Tomas partey of Athletico has popped up again. I asked earlier the window but it didn't seem to post. Ed's would athletico be open to selling?


{Ed001's Note - for the right price, they would sell any player, but they are not actively looking to offload him.}

1.) 11 Jul 2016 07:51:17
Ghanaian, 6ft 1in defensive midfielder. 23 yrs old still young. No signs whatsoever of any contact with athletics. I think any players have already been indentified any names will pop up when Saints make a definite move. Bags of talent in the Under 21's and academy though just waiting for their chance. Entrance in the old JPT Trophy would be an excellent time to try any "young pretenders" out. Well done to Fonte and Soares last night they deserved it.

2.) 11 Jul 2016 09:26:43
How easy would it be to get a work permit for him. I worry about bringing in African players as the best ones disappear off to the African Cup of Nations mid season.

3.) 11 Jul 2016 10:32:31
Hi markyruk. Wanyama and Mane were away in the African cup of nations and we really didn't miss them that much to worry about it. But fair point. Partey's highest market price as far as I can find out is £4.25million so at his age and valuation is not bad. His playing career has mainly been in the "B" side and 2 loan spells at Mallorca and Almeria. Looks useful and one for the future given time and encouragement. Possible unpolished diamond. You are spot on about the work permit. COYR's.



03 Jul 2016 15:55:42
Hal Robson-Kanu has an offer from us. Free agent.


1.) 03 Jul 2016 16:35:48
Scores one good goal and all of a sudden he is the messiah. Poor addition if he signs.

2.) 03 Jul 2016 16:46:20
I hope not, we can do better than that.
One snippet of inspirational football (in the euros) and generalisations start swarming about a player's ability. We need to be recruiting players to take us to the next level, up, not down.

3.) 04 Jul 2016 09:22:53
Really hope not. Eds please pour water over this one .

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of an offer from Southampton.}



26 Jun 2016 03:18:06
Any Ed's with info regarding the link with Thomas Partey from athletico madrid? I took note of him this season so I am quite excited by the rumour.


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any recent interest from Southampton in Thomas Partey and I am not sure that any move would be even possible unless Southampton were to offer a very significant fee and very significant wages to assist with the Work Permit requirements. Certainly Ronald Koeman had the player scouted at the beginning of 2016 - as did Valencia and Levante. The player is in Spain under the Cotonou Agreement where African and Caribbean players are not counted against non-EU quotas (due to the Kolpak ruling) and has come to the fore recently. I don't think he would be looking to leave a club of the stature of Atlitico Madrid where he played in the Champions League final this season for Southampton. Atletico will move to a fabulous new stadium next year and I would expect that he would want to be there for that. So it is possible if there is interest but difficult.}



25 May 2016 02:48:56
Koeman should be signing a 2 year.


1.) 25 May 2016 09:57:37
Its a good system. 3 year deal - renew or not every 2 years. That way we get a full year alert if RK wants to move on. Could be our Alex Ferguson or Arsen Wenger - long term manager.

2.) 25 May 2016 10:21:30
2 year extension or 2 year deal?

3.) 25 May 2016 11:20:09
Extension I would imagine. Unlikely to be a one year extension.

4.) 25 May 2016 23:11:23
Thought so but I wanted to check.

5.) 26 May 2016 13:59:20
I thought it was a 2 year deal (with new terms - Taking his yearly wage to £5m) - I would be very surprised if he continued on his current deal for another year before the new terms kicked in.?

6.) 28 May 2016 02:26:36
2 year extension. The ins and outs I don't know.

7.) 29 May 2016 23:49:12
A 2 year extension with a pay rise?!




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07 Jul 2016 03:21:10
Stanciu, bakoyoko, dost, boufal. Can we have all 4?


1.) 07 Jul 2016 14:32:07
Even if we lose Pelle, I really don't think we need another striker, at the end of the season Pelle or J Rod were dropped from the bench as we had so many forwards! Another wide forward to replace Mane maybe, but I think the new manager will use Gallagher as backup.

2.) 07 Jul 2016 14:41:48
Would definitely take the others though! Really like the look of Praet too, I reckon a CDM and another wide forward will be signed for sure not sure about other positions a number 10 would be nice and I'd like another quality CB but those two positions I wouldn't say are priorities.



30 Jun 2016 22:37:03
Can someone explain the appointment of eric black. Other than the french connection. I'm not sure I would be happy if he came in to replace the ball boy.


1.) 30 Jun 2016 23:15:04
Seems that he speaks French!

2.) 01 Jul 2016 10:02:07
I agree with esso14, sammy lee or him, is a no brainer, I don't see him as a great coach and possibly a backward step in relation to the backroom staff.
I was surprised Puel, didn't attempt to bring in his own staff, re: RK.



09 Jun 2016 16:02:12
Marcelo Bielsa. That is all.


{Ed002's Note - Not some one who can speak English then?}

1.) 09 Jun 2016 17:51:01
Lazio have offered him a 2 year on tract worth €2m a year. He hasn't committed as yet.

2.) 09 Jun 2016 18:03:59
Did pochettino?

3.) 09 Jun 2016 18:50:11
Klinsmann. That is all.

4.) 10 Jun 2016 10:07:40
Klinsmann hasn't got any experience of running a club. Bielsa? Don't think so. Frank de boer is tailor made for us!

5.) 10 Jun 2016 10:43:05
There are a number of young international managers out there who could fit the bill as our next manager. Markus Weinzerl from Augsburg for one or Eduardo Berizza of Celta or Jemez of Rayo Vallecano. Vincenzo Montella ex Fiorentina is another. Not sure if they speak any English probably not but Poch got round it with interpreters.

6.) 10 Jun 2016 10:47:19
What about Karanka? Schooled by Mourinho.

7.) 10 Jun 2016 11:34:12
My apologies. Weinzerl currently manages Shalke 04.

8.) 10 Jun 2016 13:43:40

Karanka is unlikely to leave Middlesbrough, since they were just promoted.

Montella is currently managing Sampdoria, therefore is unlikely to move.

Berizzo looks like a good manager, but he's fairly controversial in the media, his public homophobia doesn't really suit Southampton's reputation as a "modern" club.

Jemez led Rayo Vallecano to relegation, it's true that they had many injuries but still, he doesn't seem like the man capable of giving us a Champion's League/Europa League push.



07 Jun 2016 16:23:34
Hes gone.




28 May 2016 02:32:55
Really wish people would stop banging the Memphis depay drum. Koeman was sent to scout depay before and rated his attitude a 1/ 10 he also stated the only reason he didn't score him 0 is because it wasn't an option. why would you even want him at saints? he has done nothing at united.


1.) 28 May 2016 12:41:13
First of all I actually heard Koeman ws a big fan of depay n also yes he hasn't done much at united but have you seen what he did at psv?




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16 Aug 2016 23:08:49
Dost has been a target for 2 seasons. They are looking for a replacement and may have one after holding talks with zaza. I expect Dost to sign.




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08 Aug 2016 01:13:31
Bony could be available for 13m. Just saying.




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27 Jul 2016 01:14:30
They want 20m!




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23 Jul 2016 04:27:27
Leicester. Call it a fluke.




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19 Jul 2016 03:10:33
Apology accepted.





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01 Sep 2016 16:06:36
I thought you already knew.




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17 Aug 2016 01:49:51
With so many teams using their LB and RB in overlaps I really fear for this diamond formation. time will tell. Hope i'm wrong.




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16 Aug 2016 19:57:58
Why do people keep questioning Puels judgement with Redmond? Just look at the players he has produced!




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08 Aug 2016 01:19:10
Went to post this yesterday. He is 5"11 and a half (ha) according to wiki. Surely a better option than slimani. Yes he hasn't had the best of times at MCFC but strikers need games and confidence, confidence comes with games and goals. 13m would be a steal.




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27 Jul 2016 01:18:06
How many times have us saints fans heard that one.