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15 Jun 2024 22:57:40
Not a big fan of Lallana coming back, it could be another Theo Walcott situation which cist a lot in wages for very little return

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17 Jun 2024 03:03:44
Although I was initially disappointed at a possible Adam Lallana return, in retrospect with his undoubted skill and experience he could be a very shrewd signing for the squad and likewise Ghoddo from Brentford (with both on a free) With 2 quality c/b’s ( an upgrade on Bednarek) plus keeper full backs, DOWNES, quality Mids and Strikers (top grade), Russell Martin seems to be cautiously building a strong team/squad - exciting times ahead! ( Hopefully)!

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18 Jun 2024 06:38:32
So you basically think SR are going to fund a complete new team. On Lallana he could prove to be a good backup to Downes, if we manage to sign him.

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18 Jun 2024 09:26:01
I would rather 4-5 experienced players on a loan/free and 4-5 key signings at 15 to 25m, rather than 10 unproven at 8m

We need players who can hit the ground running and do not need time to adjust like Mara, Edozie, Orsic, Charles.

Also looking at Romania and Slovakia's big wins yesterday, players with team spirit, fight and heart

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Manchester United Summer Signings

15 Jun 2024 07:39:38
{Ed's Note - Shappy has posted a new article entitled, Manchester United Summer Signings

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14 Jun 2024 19:30:34
Lallana is back on a 1 year contract. Not sure that I see any value in him returning

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14 Jun 2024 22:32:24
I do see value as an experienced leader in the dressing room, to steady the ship in the last 20 mins, as a local lad who might be up for the fight and as a spanish speaking mentor for Alcaraz (if he returns)

On a free transfer, worth a punt, especially as Stu is gone. Frees up funds to invest in a GK, ST, DM and LB/RB. Will give it a shot and see.

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14 Jun 2024 23:37:07
Maybe, just maybe there’s another chapter to be written.

Personally, I think he will prove to be an asset although more so in the changing room with a few cameo appearances.

That said, we will need more armament in midfield not to mention in goal.

Actually, I think he’s an ok keeper - just saying!

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15 Jun 2024 07:42:29
Agreed.

I don't mind the odd over 32, under 22, foreign league punt but let's get solid players in at GK, LB/RB, DM, RM/LM and ST as a priority. Not risks like Bazunu and Onuachu.

Shocking stat, of the 15 paid SR signings, only 1 played in the playoff final (Aribo) and that was because Stu was injured.

80% of paid signings were not quality starters in the PL or Championship. Though THB, Downes and Fraser were smart business as loans - more signings like these please.

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14 Jun 2024 13:44:46
What's with Downes/Fraser still around training with us .I thought once season ended players go back to thier clubs.

Them training with us has a chance to injury them for Thier parent club now their loan spell is up 🤔

Are they hanging around because negotiations are going on or is it just they tend to stay on after the season wraps up? I'm sure they always leave once the seasons wrapped up.

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13 Jun 2024 21:35:56
How would you spend 70m to 80m to secure survival?

Read an excellent article on GiveMeSport that found promoted clubs, who stayed up, spent a net avg. of 87m on transfer fees (or 101m excl. Brentford) over the last 6 seasons vs relegated sides at 46m

Given we have already spent 20m on THB, how would you spend roughly 70m to 80m?

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17 Jun 2024 19:42:54
Downes 20m Abraham 20m rodon or another delay with option to buy. Plus we sell tall Paul sullemana or play him abk dcc rp lyanco

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New Ed1 Podcast on Youtube

13 Jun 2024 16:52:32
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, New Ed1 Podcast on Youtube

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Curtis Jones

11 Jun 2024 11:39:14
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Curtis Jones

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10 Jun 2024 07:42:44
Pleasantly surprised that the bookies are giving us a 64% chance of staying up!

With sides around us facing manager losses and points deductions, we real, ly need to seize the moment.

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10 Jun 2024 09:12:09
It will be interesting to see if the premier league actually implement their rules correctly. If they do you could well see Everton Forest Leicester, to name a few, receive significant points deductions. Everton have got to sell players, they have an ageing squad and no money. Pickford has literally kept them up for the past 3 years with outstanding performances.

{Ed001's Note - Pickford? When has he done that? He is awful. Most of his saves look flashy, but that is a result of poor positioning and then you have to factor in that he almost always pushes it straight back into danger. He is not the reason they have stayed up, not even close. If anything he is a hindrance to them. If he learnt how to position himself properly, most of his saves would look easy and he would just gather up the ball cleanly. Though to be fair, I suppose compared to the keepers Saints have had in recent years he is fairly decent. I think you have had probably the worst set of Premier League keepers of all time. If you had a decent one last time around you probably wouldn't have gone down.}

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10 Jun 2024 20:12:15
The wonderful thing about football is that differing opinions are thought provoking.

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Top 10 - All-Time International Teams

10 Jun 2024 07:39:21
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Top 10 - All-Time International Teams

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Players Currently Linked With Glasgow Rangers

09 Jun 2024 07:39:27
{Ed's Note - MrRangers87 has posted a new article entitled, Players Currently Linked With Glasgow Rangers

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New Ed1 Podcast on Youtube

07 Jun 2024 09:30:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new podcast entitled, New Ed1 Podcast on Youtube

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06 Jun 2024 13:10:19
Anyone know when the new kit designs are out?

Weve had some shockers and I'm hoping for something good.

17/18 season was my favourite along with 22/23. Hope they carry on in that style or if not 16/17 and 18/19.

Things like all red or sashes, although different I just can't be dealing with lol

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06 Jun 2024 18:22:15
I can't wait to see what puma have in store too

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05 Jun 2024 16:11:49
I think we need to be careful regarding optism towards the likes of Harwood-bellis/Downes ect.

Yes they are exceptional championship players but we have to remember they haven't succeeded at all in the premiership yet. The teams we got them didn't take enough of a chance of them.

Don't get me wrong I'm not dismissing their quality (thier amongst our best players) however, unlike the rest of our team they haven't truly been tested in the premiership yet. The same players we saw shine this season might look completely lost in a regular premiership team.

On that note the Armstrong's. Adam showed his championship form again this season, the same form led us to buy him originally. However in the premiership he was nothing like that same player we saw. In contrast we've now lost Stuart Armstrong, one of our most best and consistent players (in the premiership too) that we've had in a while.Im my opinion we should have done everything we could have to keep Stuey any team he goes on too now will be improved.

As for RM all of his signings have largely involved bringing in those people who he knows/English loan talent. When it comes to finding gems from abroad or talent other than that he already knows remains to be seen.

All in all going forward in relation to signings as to wether we can mount a team worthy of establishing ourselves back in the top flight I think it will come down to the players we let go I.e. (Stuey) along with the championship players we take a chance on Belis/Armstrong/Downes/Smallbone/Fraser (if we end up resigning em) and how many overall additions we make because as it is I don't think we got enough strength.

One things for sure we need a new keeper. Sorry Bazuna but you had a whole year as prem no 1 but didn't cut it. You then had another year as championship No1 and not only did you not improve, you quite possibly got worse. I had to knock a young players confidence (like he or any saints representative actually reads this lol) but still I think at most Bazuna needs to be back up next season and we make it out mission to build from a solid goalkeeping base.

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05 Jun 2024 23:09:19
Great post and completely agree lesleee

We need proven PL players throughout the spine. One unexpected advantage of our slow build up play is that players past their prime can be suited to it, so we have a chance of picking up experienced players, at the end of their contracts.

Championship and youth players are a 50/50. Let's not put too much pressure on them and ensure we have an alternative.

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12 Jun 2024 15:49:05
Seems some fans are still confused as to how the club (and most clubs frankly) go about sourcing, scouting, and signing players. Saying that RM hasn't proved himself with finding foreign gems.really odd statement!

Anyway, let's all hope that the recruitment is good this summer, as the one thing we can all agree on is that we do need to add 3-5 quality players to the ranks and we can't afford any mistakes.

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02 Jun 2024 18:39:59
Everton have to have a fire sale. Pickford and Tarkowski anybody? Around 25-28m for both, would be good business I think.

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03 Jun 2024 10:35:08
Pickford is a great Shot stopper would make a decent back up to Bazunu

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03 Jun 2024 19:46:10
I would take Pickford all day every day and twice on Sundays, tarkowski I don't like too immobile for me I think janny b is better. We need a GK for sure as gavs injured, a lb, a DM and another striker dependant on who stays or goes obviously but for me those 4 are priorities. I think CB is covered mostly with THB, jack and Jan b and bring back caleta car or Bella kotchap for comber I mean Bella kotchap was a beast before he went on loan. But lb is a serious worry and striker and as I say if we don't get downes a battle hardened dm

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04 Jun 2024 08:50:40
Pickford is a superb goalkeeper and would have his choice of top clubs. He has saved Everton the last 3 seasons, if he leaves I think Everton will be relegated next season whether they get further points deduction or not.

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04 Jun 2024 19:44:05
GK is a priority - whether it’s Pickford or A Another but Baz is not at the level we need. I will go as far as to say, we probably wouldn’t have got through the play offs if he had been in goal. McCarthy was on top of his game over the two semi finals.

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04 Jun 2024 23:13:55
100%. The promoted sides that stayed up bought experienced goal keepers and defenders.

This should be our focus, especially with young CBs like THB and ABK, we need experience in goal.

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Glasgow Rangers Need To Get It Together

02 Jun 2024 07:39:20
{Ed's Note - Thestigno1 has posted a new article entitled, Glasgow Rangers Need To Get It Together

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