Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Forum
Thread
Sports Personality of the Year
at 22:46 19 Dec 2021

Team of the year was the England Football Team who narrowly beat Portsmouth FC into 2nd place and Gareth Southgate won coach of the year just ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

What utter Sh1te
Forum
Thread
Cahill snubs Saints for Bournemouth
at 10:50 20 Aug 2021

I'm surprised Gao passed up on a free transfer
Forum
Thread
Sorry Nick but sh*t transfer business
at 22:10 7 Aug 2021

Last season we started like an express train and faded badly. IMO that was due to lack of depth in the squad and when players couldn't be rotated and we picked up crucial injuries and suspensions it fell apart. Ralph identified the problem when he said he wanted 2 players for every position and by that he obviously meant that the back up would be of similar quality to the first choice.
So this transfer window has seen us sell, release or loan out 21 players including our first choice striker and right back and bring in 4 players, two of whom are 19 year olds. Diallo and Salisu are inexperienced youngsters and should be back ups but will probably be first choice.
We have two keepers who are probably the worse in the PL and the fact that Ralph doesn't fancy either says it all.
We're likely to lose Vestergaard which will leave Bednarek, Salisu and Stephens as our only CBs.
Valery and Livramento are our back up full backs. Lavrimento is a kid and we tried to get rid of Valery who is just not good enough.
JWP is likely to leave so we have Romeu and Armstrong as the only experienced midfielders unless you count Redmond who goes off the boil for 70% of the season. Otherwise you have Diallo, Smallbone and Djnepo who has not lived up to his early few games for us.
I've counted Walcott and Tella as strikers to make it look like we've got some. Tella could well be our star this season but is young and inexperienced. Walcott is inconsistent and injury prone.
The out and out strikers are Adams, Long and Obafemi. I think we'll be lucky to get 12 goals out of them.
So how the hell is this good transfer business other than for Goa and Kat?
We will be most likely missing four of our best performers last season with inferior replacements and a vastly reduced squad which was too thin last season
Forum
Thread
Fraser Forster
at 07:53 19 Jul 2021

To go back to Celtic on loan.

It's obvious why. He's second highest earner on £70k/week. This is Gao and Fat Kat trimming expenses
Forum
Thread
Ethan Ross
at 14:47 17 Jul 2021

Apparently we've beaten off stiff opposition from Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers to sign 20 Yr old Ross whose contract had expired at Aberdeen.
This will be a typical Saints transfer moving forward
[Post edited 17 Jul 2021 14:48]
Forum
Thread
Maehle
at 20:45 21 Jun 2021

Looks a decent player. We weren't prepared to pay £10m for him
Forum
Thread
Ralph Hasenhuttl
at 08:31 10 Jun 2021

For years we've been needing a manager who sees Saints as a long term project. We finally have one in Ralph and there's people on here who want him out because we had a poor second half of the season.
What exactly do these people expect the manager to do with this squad and investment.
With an investment record only slightly better than Norwich, somehow Ralph got us to top of the league, for a time in the top 6 and a semi final.
Our bench and first team was regularly filled with inexperienced youth team players and we had no back up for crucial positions.
Yet we still competed and finished 2 points behind 12th place. There were few games where we lost and played badly. A lot of defeats could have been victories if we'd taken our chances.
Yet some people on here think a cup semi final, occupying top spot for the first time in 32 years and mid table finish wasn't good enough with this squad. Unbelievable.
Ralph needs the backing of the owner and the supporters and maybe he can build something we all want.
[Post edited 10 Jun 2021 8:32]
Forum
Thread
Next season
at 23:53 3 Jun 2021

Looking at our likely transfer business, if Ralph steers us anywhere out of the bottom 5 he should be nominated as manager of the season

With Ings and Vestergaard Looking likely to join Bertrand leaving the club and a £10m cap per player on new signings we will be struggling to replace current first teamers when we should be building squad depth

It's going to be a long season
[Post edited 3 Jun 2021 23:54]
Forum
Thread
Players in?
at 19:17 12 May 2021

Rumours in Holland that Saints are interested in Giorgos Giakoumakis

Giakoumakis is likely to be relegated with VVV Venlo who site 2nd bottom with Ajax tomorrow and a relegation 6 pointer on Sunday with Emmen. Yet he is top scorer in the Eredivisie with 25 goals from 29 appearances. Okay it's easier to score in the Eredivisie but Pelle scored 23 in 28 for Feyenoord the season we bought him and Feyenoord finished 2nd top not second bottom

Venlo are cash strapped and will probably let him go for 5-7m€. That's a no brainer


Forum
Thread
Forster
at 20:16 8 May 2021

In for McCarthy. Think Ralph is saying he needs a new keeper
Forum
Thread
VAR
at 21:00 30 Apr 2021

The official line was Vestergaard was sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity, not for serious foul play.

If that's right then the VAR decision is wrong because Vestergaard had cleared the ball out of Vardy’s reach before the supposed foul

This is BS
Forum
Thread
VAR
at 12:30 20 Mar 2021

Ridiculous decision again
Forum
Thread
Are the bed wetters
at 22:04 1 Mar 2021

w***ing themselves to a frenzy?

Let's face facts. We competed with a team that cost £400m and brought on 3 youth team players having played a CB at right back

We should be 2nd from bottom. Unless we get a new owner unfortunately the bed wetters will get their wish and Ralph will be gone because he'll end up walking
Forum
Thread
Cue the bed wetters
at 19:48 23 Feb 2021

Fact is we can't compete with no investment. You can blame Ralph if you want but let's face facts its squarely at the feet of Fat Kat and Gao
Forum
Thread
VAR
at 19:01 23 Feb 2021

When are we going to get one go in our favour? Okay I think both decisions were correct tonight but what the F***s that got to do with it.
How many incorrect VAR decisions have gone against us?
We can't compete against 15 men every game
Forum
Thread
Mike Dean
at 14:27 3 Feb 2021

Apart from the obvious VAR howlers and refereeing decisions last night and Saturday did anyone notice the yellow card for Jack Stephens for not retreating far enough at a free kick. He was stood in the wall and presumably had his foot over the sprayed line.
Think that shows Dean up as the arrogant, pompous self-important tw*t that he is
He could just have asked Stephens to step back
Forum
Thread
Before any of the bed wetters jump on Solskjaer observation
at 11:31 3 Feb 2021

That we have an injury crisis due to our style of play it's b***ocks just like everything else that comes out of Solskjaers mouth.
Every team has a high press and don't get the injuries we've had. Leeds high press is more energetic than ours and Liverpool is the same.
It's the midfielders and forwards who excert the high press so that doesn't account for Vestergaard and KWP being injured. It's just a run of bad luck we're going through
We'll come out of this and finish strong
Forum
Thread
VAR
at 21:33 2 Feb 2021

Is doing for us again. Ridiculous
Forum
Thread
Inevitable
at 21:07 2 Feb 2021

We can't compete in this division with no investment.
Forum
Thread
Prediction
at 08:48 31 Jan 2021

I predict one more defeat before the usual bed wetters start calling for Ralph's head
Please log in to use all the site's facilities

MattFinish


Site Scores

Forum Votes: 32
Comment Votes: 0
Prediction League: 0
TOTAL: 32
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© FansNetwork 2022