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The Olympics...
at 11:33 22 Jul 2021

Maybe I'll get into it once it starts but at the moment I couldn't give a rats ass.
Having it in Tokyo seems like a huge mistake in the current situation. I don't even think there are any spectators are allowed are there?
Personally I think it should have been cancelled several months ago.
Premier league arrest.
at 09:06 20 Jul 2021

Looks like a certain Everton player could be in a spot of ummm, bother.
Obviously he can't be named at this time and again obviously, Twitter has splashed his name everywhere.
What's wrong with England fans ?
at 09:26 6 Jul 2021

I've watched England in a lot of tournaments and we've always come up short, whether that's not being good enough, injuries to key players or just plain bad luck.
Glorious defeats but defeats none the less.

This England team is doing well and so is Southgate. He's got them playing together as a team and they all look happy and motivated to play for England. We made the semi's of a world cup and we've made (at least ) the semi's of these Euros. We might even - whisper it - win it.
But read the comments in the press and it's extraordinary. Under every story there are loads and loads of comments saying "we haven't beaten anyone good" "Southgate hasn't won anything so he's crap" "couldn't beat Scotland" "worst German team for years" "yeah we won 4-0 but it wasn't exciting" and of course moaning that England players take the knee.

I just don't get it. It's like they don't want to win anything and can be proved "right" about their opinions. I've seen loads of tournaments and I can't remember if any of the winners were lucky, or if they beat anyone good or played teams that were past their best. I just remember who won and I remember the scenes of celebration.

Finally we are actually competing with the best - yet there are STILL fans that can't enjoy it and want to criticise. I honestly don't know what people want these days. Either I'm totally out of touch and football is no longer for me - or football really isn't for them as they will never actually enjoy the moment. Just enjoy it FFS !
The jocks.
at 09:03 18 Jun 2021

what is the media love in with them ? Twenty thousand (apparently have descended on London despite being asked/told not to if they don't have a ticket. Social media is full of video's of them getting beered up, slashing in the streets, filling the fountains with washing up liquid and generally being fat drunken louts and singing anti-English songs.

Dont get me wrong England fans often make me cringe but we are constantly hammered for it by the media. Yet the scots do similar things and somehow they add colour to the proceedings. Baffling.
at 10:02 3 Jun 2021

I can't see it mentioned on here but I saw yesterday that the American bloke has pulled out after not agreeing a price with Gao.
To be honest I think that's a good thing. He seemed more bothered about creating a sporting group rather than being focussed on Saints. Apparently he no intends to set up some player development platform instead.
And no I don't know what that is either.
Toffee won't be pleased....
at 13:12 1 Jun 2021

Ancelotti is off to Real Madrid apparently.
JWP set to miss out.
at 09:38 1 Jun 2021

Would be so typical of England.
We take Henderson who has barely played a game but we leave our best set piece and penalty taker at home.
Smack so f the days that MLT would be left out despite outscoring all the so called superstars.
Interesting read...
at 10:37 25 May 2021

A match review of the West Ham game.
Good for you Dave Merrington...
at 12:51 18 Mar 2021

The Mail running an article today about figures in football who were aware of the abuse of the boys. Our own Dave Merrington is one of those figures, but thankfully and to his credit he comes out rather well as he took action.

I still don't know how this happened at Saints. I was a kid around that time and like most people had trials for the club. I knew no one in or around the club but I remember the name Bob Higgins was joked about as a kiddie fiddler at my school. So if kids not even attached to the club knew his reputation how the hell did people inside the game not know it too....

Anyway here is what they say about DM....

The former Burnley player and Southampton coach is one of the few within football who tackled sexual abuse.

He ensured serial abuser Bob Higgins was drummed out of the Dell and stood trial.

The report relates how, on the way back from a youth-team game at Wimbledon, Merrington heard young player Dean Radford being ridiculed about abuse at the hands of Higgins.

He waited for the chance to speak to Radford about it, then confronted Higgins — and did not flinch when the abuser became threatening and aggressive.

But because of flaws in the legal case, Higgins was acquitted of abusing Radford.

Higgins went on to abuse more boys at Peterborough United.
I don't envy you Nick.....
at 08:59 15 Mar 2021

Having to come up with your match report this week.......
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