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Saints At Crystal Palace The Verdict
at 09:48:51

I can understand your frustration Nick but we were poor in several other areas. Bednarek's substitution for "tactical reasons" sounds horribly euphemistic and will give rise to all sorts of speculation. I'll admit that my first reaction was that someone had put in an acceptable transfer offer and he was pulled off to avoid injury!
Speculation aside, we certainly missed Armstrong's experience, JWP had little impact and Redmond was just plain frustrating and the whole team lacked sharpness. A bad day at the office and a performance absolutely typical of our first match history. Horrible to watch and if it hadn't been my team playing I'd have switched off the tv because entertainment wise it was a disaster.
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American Takeover Bid For Saints
at 08:39:10

Whether we like it or not I presume Gao can sell to whoever he wishes providing they meet the current ownership rules? Hopefully not out of the frying pan into the fire if this rumour has any substance. Does the board have any influence at all on negotiations because I have to admit that I'm concerned that private equity companies are a very mixed bunch of speculators.
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Reed And Lemina Go To Fulham
at 10:50:32

Hopefully there will be spectators at St Mary's in May next year to give Harrison a deserved warm welcome and I'm sure that we all wish him well at Fulham. As for Lemina I'm hoping that Fulham can pay a large chunk of his wages but fully expect Scott Parker to have seen enough of his character by then and won't be wasting a space on the team bus.That said if he has a few decent games and we can unload him for a fee in January I suspect that we still won't see him on the team bus in May. What a difference in attitude, Reed making the most of his opportunities and Lemina squandering a promising career.
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Saints In For Celtic Central Defender
at 18:50:38

In my view the interest in Ajer which social media has latched on to is more likely to have been put up as a distraction from a deal for Ntcham. That said if Celtic want to swap Ajer for Hoedt or Vestergaard that would suit us as well I suppose, but the stumbling block is that Celtic seem to be in need of a cash deal to cover their European losses. They have the added problem now of unloading players who have realised that they are playing for a team in decline who could end up winning nothing this season. As they have Elyounoussi on loan I don't see him as being part of any transfer deal for either Celtic player.
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Saints Looking At Swap Deal For England International Keeper
at 09:10:10

I believe Butland's contract expires next summer so the indication is that he isn't putting pen to paper at Stoke. Although it's always difficult to guess how much a rumoured signing could contribute, e.g. Welbeck, I don't see Butland as a particular risk, he's a decent goalkeeper.
In my view McCarthy is the most likely to move on as he has nothing left to offer other than his erratic performances. The old saying about a strong spine through the centre of the team looks to be coming together. Ings up front, new central defender signed, ongoing search for PEH replacement and a competent goalkeeper. Things are definitely looking up, trust the manager he knows what he needs.
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Non League Football Clubs Need Your Help By Signing A Petition
at 11:18:23

I've signed the petition in the hope of giving some voice to those desperately trying to keep lower league football up and running. Whilst doing so I recognised the sad situation whereby some people seem to be completely unable to appreciate that a significant proportion of citizens want to maintain social distancing, whilst others actively advocate the beach style total indifference to their neighbours. Good luck with the petition and a reasonable outcome but I can see a need to prepare to put a lid on the can of worms that would be opened.
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Does LD Sports Pulling Out Suggest Takeover Imminent At St Mary's
at 10:44:02

It's a good day for speculation and rumours. Obafemi on his way out and Ntcham back on the radar are interesting developments. The speculation around ownership and sponsorship at St Mary's is, once again, intriguing. We all know that there are thriving global businesses that have been growing despite recession and interest from any of those could take us to a new level. Could the people interested in taking over Newcastle, despite their political baggage, have switched their attentions to Saints or indeed the investors who were connected to Sunderland a few weeks ago? I don't suppose Liebherr have decided it's time to expand their profile in the UK? Their product range is vast but not too visible in UK marketing compared to Europe. Hopefully all will become clear very quickly.
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*Stop Press* Breaking News About More Hojbjerg Breaking News
at 14:34:08

Couldn't agree more SanMarco. Arsenal making staff redundant whilst apparently offering massive signing bonuses to players is not something to be proud of either.
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Danny Ings Nominated For Premier League Player Of The Year ! Vote Now
at 14:07:08

Voted for Danny but was tempted to tactically vote to prevent the obnoxious Henderson being in with a chance.
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*Stop Press* Breaking News About More Hojbjerg Breaking News
at 11:40:05

On the basis that PEH doesn't appear to have signed a contract as yet, although probably will this weekend, I can only say that he is a huge loss to Southampton FC and Spurs have got an absolute bargain. I can only hope that Levy takes no notice of any sniggering from the south coast and believes he has struck the deal of the century. Any thoughts in the meantime that he has bought a donkey rather than a race horse are completely wide of the mark and of course PEH will lead Spurs to so many trophies that they will need to invest in a new cabinet to contain the silverware. However, once the transfer has been officially completed Mr Levy will be able to hear my hysterical laughter from any chosen distance. I'm just wondering if Spurs believe they have actually bought the song rights to When the Saints Go Marching In?
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Slow Start To Transfer Window For All Clubs
at 11:40:29

Maybe part of the deal for Harry Reed signing a contract at Fulham includes them dropping media hints about interest in KWP? Pure speculation of course, but anything that makes Levy sweat as he sees his bargaining strategy go out of the window has my vote.
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Reed Hints His Future Lies With Fulham
at 17:57:54

Whether or not anyone now considers Reed to be worth more than £8m isn't relevant, if Fulham have a right to buy clause set at that figure then good luck to them. Only someone like Levy would try to haggle more money out of the deal. At least we'll have a decent chunk of the fee for Salisu available now. If, as seems likely, Harry Reed now stays at Fulham then I wish him well.
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Hojbjerg Needs To Tell Spurs To Get On With It
at 19:05:36

My understanding is that once Hojbjerg's contract expires next year he becomes a free agent and can sign for whoever he wishes as we will still be part of UEFA.
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Saints V Sheffield United The Verdict
at 10:29:36

Let's not forget that Sheffield Utd are a good team who have got some decent results throughout the season. Yes, we could have been more than one down at half time but equally we could have been ahead before the break without some sharp defending keeping their lead intact. Romeu was back to his best, as has already been said, and Vestergaard was the only player who was quite literally off the pace.
Media reports suggest JWP has agreed a new five year contract and that is a great step towards stability in the squad, hopefully one or two others will be offered new deals to keep the group together. Crucially though the usual suspects have to be moved out and it's obvious that several players are surplus to requirements because they aren't team players no matter how talented they might be technically.
Only a short break and hopefully there will be two or three signings very quickly to build on the momentum. Great job from RH and all the players who gave us so much pleasure during the latter part of the season.
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Saints Use Everton To Force Spurs Hand.
at 11:02:52

"So that will be KWP as your 20% deposit Mr Levy and twelve monthly payments of £2m, is that correct? No,no you've got it wrong Mr Levi we won't be paying Mr Hojbjergs salary for another year so as you can sign him for nothing. Bye, bye, Mr Levy we've got some decent honest cash buyers from Everton to speak to."
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Lallana Linked With A St Mary's Return
at 10:28:54

He's just what Bournemouth need next season, high wage, injury prone yesterday man. No thank you.
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Hojberg & Saints Said To Have Agreed Terms With Everton
at 09:20:41

Like others I suspect that we haven't tried too hard to meet the contract demands of PEH because Harry Reed has developed into a much better player whilst on loan at Fulham. I'd be surprised if HR isn't offered a new deal at St Mary's, I believe he has one year left on his current contract, and if rumours suggesting that Burnley want to sign him are true then we know he has options apart from staying at Fulham beyond the end of July. It's not often that we have the opportunity to sell a player and have a replacement already at the club.
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Saints At Bournemouth The Verdict
at 11:22:04

Job done, fair result. Could do with KWP being signed asap, anyone recall or know if there was an "option to buy" clause in his loan contract?
My slight concern is that the mini season has enabled RH to field a core of players at a very high intensity, which has proved to be a brilliant strategy in the short term but difficult to maintain over a full season? We don't have too many squad players able to pick up the intensity and I'd certainly be looking to give Harry Reed a new contract rather than hang on to the likes of Boufal who doesn't enjoy the hard graft. Fitness, intensity and team working seem to be the criteria so Lemina, Hoedt and others need not apply. However, from admittedly limited appearances, maybe Carrillo is worth another look as we're paying his wages? I never saw anything but effort when we were struggling and he could give attacking options over the long haul of a full season.
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Ralph Wants Saints To Show Bournemouth Who Is Number One !
at 11:09:43

Sums up my feelings Nick and I'd be quite happy to beat them 10-0 and erase the Leicester disaster from the record books. Playing against the likes of Fulham or Brentford next season at least we'd be competing against clubs with a bit of ambition.
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Saints V Brighton The Verdict
at 11:40:20

It was probably too much to expect that giving key players a rest wouldn't disrupt the pattern. Smallbone and Vokins are still learning but both played well whilst PEH seems to be elsewhere in his head and Obafemi just doesn't have Adam's ability to read play. KWP just looks so much part of the team as does Armstrong. Hopefully KWP will get a contract and stay but he must be attracting attention from other teams and we know Spurs transfer dealings are never without issues. To be honest I was content with a draw only because Brighton are a well run club with a decent manager who gets the best out of players. No such sentiment for Bournemouth though, poor team with no ambition, and I'd quite happily reduce our goal difference and take three points on Sunday.
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