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    Quote Originally Posted by brett24 View Post
    Getting played like by Koeman like Pochettino played us.
    Maybe.

    This will still get dismissed by many fans as lazy, destabilising journalism.

    The manager has been quoted!!!!!

    Shame really

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    I heard the interview live on the radio this morning by chance. It was all in a joking way, nothing serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pass the Dutchie View Post
    I heard the interview live on the radio this morning by chance. It was all in a joking way, nothing serious.
    Good to hear!!!

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    Ronald, you haven't won nearly enough to be considered by Abramovich. Also, if you don't want to be here kimdly **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pass the Dutchie View Post
    I heard the interview live on the radio this morning by chance. It was all in a joking way, nothing serious.
    I presumed that that was the case, what with the hoping Gh would put in a good word. But then the following bit about always wanting to do better (which of course is natural) rather detracts from the jocularity of it. Many a true word is spoken in jest and is Koeman really that naive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pass the Dutchie View Post
    I heard the interview live on the radio this morning by chance. It was all in a joking way, nothing serious.
    Of course it was. But he is experienced to know it would be picked up and does himself no harm.

    Saints do seem to bring upon themselves a fair share of 'negative' press versus other midtable sides.

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    Really who cares? Just like the players (or anyone who works for saints I expect) if Chelsea or any of the big boys comes knocking Ronald will be out the door like a shot. I like Ronald myself so would be sad to seem go but hey will get another manager and keep on going.

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    Just bants. Nothing to see here.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pass the Dutchie View Post
    I heard the interview live on the radio this morning by chance. It was all in a joking way, nothing serious.
    I was thinking this! Thanks for the confirmation

    Even if he did want to go their before his contract ends he wouldn't be that stupid surely!?

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    Well timed before the man Utd game, needed something to **** on the good vibes parade at the club sharpish.

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    Why would he say this in first place joke or not .. Wonder what Ralph and players think of this .. Bad timing mid season

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    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...helsea-7228741

    The poll at the bottom of article (of course not yo be trusted) shows 60% want him as next Chelsea manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...helsea-7228741

    The poll at the bottom of article (of course not yo be trusted) shows 60% want him as next Chelsea manager.
    I am sure we could change that....

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    Of course he would want the Chelsea job, why wouldnt he ? He has no real emotional ties to us only those that have been forged recently

    Anyone with their knickers in a twist over this needs to get a grip really, it'll be a shame he left but not disasterous, plus it differs from Poch as IMO Chelsea are a much bigger step. My worry is that it parallels the Poch exit due to the 'lack of ambition' vibes in and around the club, but nothing more than a worry.

    For what its worth it won't happen, Ill be shocked if Chelsea want Koeman

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    Even if (more like when) he goes the club have shown, ever since the takeover, that they are pretty good at managerial appointments so I don't really see the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smirking_Saint View Post
    Of course he would want the Chelsea job, why wouldnt he ? He has no real emotional ties to us only those that have been forged recently

    Anyone with their knickers in a twist over this needs to get a grip really, it'll be a shame he left but not disasterous, plus it differs from Poch as IMO Chelsea are a much bigger step. My worry is that it parallels the Poch exit due to the 'lack of ambition' vibes in and around the club, but nothing more than a worry.

    For what its worth it won't happen, Ill be shocked if Chelsea want Koeman
    Not the fact he would go to Chelsea but more that public comment albeit a joke. I don't care and is nothing story really but gives the Mirror their 'exclusive'.

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    well, guess we will see in the summer

    Saints may not want him to renew, you never know
    but if we start the season and he has a contract offer on the table, left un-signed. That would be a huge indication

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...helsea-7228741

    The poll at the bottom of article (of course not yo be trusted) shows 60% want him as next Chelsea manager.
    Probably voted by Arsenal fans

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    I love Koeman but seriously what a stupid comment to make. Whether he was joking or not the papers have picked up on it and now it could cause uncertainty in the club.

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    The last comment shows what a piece of utter tripe this article is - concentrates on Koeman's misinterpreted comment about the youth side which he has already explained.

    Yet another reason I don't bother with the media anymore - they cannot report simple facts accurately and just can't help twisting things. Never forget their agenda is to sell their paper so they will always make things as sensational as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    The last comment shows what a piece of utter tripe this article is - concentrates on Koeman's misinterpreted comment about the youth side which he has already explained.

    Yet another reason I don't bother with the media anymore - they cannot report simple facts accurately and just can't help twisting things. Never forget their agenda is to sell their paper so they will always make things as sensational as possible.
    Usually I would agree with you but he's made quotes and if you read the article further he says he came to this country to manage at the very top level. Whether he meant it or not the papers always going to jump on a comment like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Usually I would agree with you but he's made quotes and if you read the article further he says he came to this country to manage at the very top level. Whether he meant it or not the papers always going to jump on a comment like that.
    I've read the article and it doesn't say that anywhere. Just a generic wish to "manage at the highest level'.

    You've "jumped on" a comment you've made up yourself.

    Hey, fingers crossed our next manager has no desire to be the best he can be. That would be brilliant.

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    Are Batman and brett24 the same person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I've read the article and it doesn't say that anywhere. Just a generic wish to "manage at the highest level'.

    You've "jumped on" a comment you've made up yourself.

    Hey, fingers crossed our next manager has no desire to be the best he can be. That would be brilliant.
    You don't really get it do you? There's a time and a place for saying things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    You don't really get it do you? There's a time and a place for saying things.
    so what happens when he is being interviewed and is asked a specific question? its a natural response to answer a hypothetical question. it means nothing in real life. im really happy running my business but if asked whether id sell it for 1.5 million quid right now id say yes. whether i would if it was a realistic offer at this point in time is a whole other question

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    You don't really get it do you? There's a time and a place for saying things.
    The time being twenty minutes ago and the place being Roger's head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    The time being twenty minutes ago and the place being Roger's head.
    Mate you are pathetic. Read Adam Blackmore comments on Twitter. He's got the full transcript, when asked about Chelsea at end of season he says "we have to wait on that one". In you're world everything is perfect at the club all the time and anyone suggesting otherwise is mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Mate you are pathetic. Read Adam Blackmore comments on Twitter. He's got the full transcript, when asked about Chelsea at end of season he says "we gave them a wait on that one". In you're world everything is perfect at the club all the time and anyone suggesting otherwise is mad.
    In my world you're a total fantasist. Great work though.

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    Maybe there is a possibility of him going to chelsea

    I would be massively surprised but you never know

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    If he does go I hope he takes Clasie with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wopper View Post
    If he does go I hope he takes Clasie with him.
    Why he's been very good recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    In my world you're a total fantasist. Great work though.
    How am I a fantasist? Are you saying his comments have been made up?

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    Koeman has said when asked about the rumours with Chelsea is that 'it is something we will have to wait on'

    so, no denying it then that there is something in this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Koeman has said when asked about the rumours with Chelsea is that 'it is something we will have to wait on'

    so, no denying it then that there is something in this
    But I'm a fantasist and he didn't say it?��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    How am I a fantasist? Are you saying his comments have been made up?
    Comments about me, and your claims about comments in the Mirror article that weren't there because you made them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    But I'm a fantasist and he didn't say it?��
    Who's said he didn't say that, then? More fantasy from the fantasist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    Who's said he didn't say that, then? More fantasy from the fantasist.
    He said that Chelsea is "something we have to wait on"?

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    IF...IF he does leave at the end of the season for chelsea
    Wont be much different to Poch f-ing off to spurs in his contract


    ah well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    He said that Chelsea is "something we have to wait on"?
    And?

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    These two links are the two extremes of reaction. The first (joking) is correct:

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/427712/back-...as-fact.html/?
    http://playingfor90.com/2016/01/23/s...sea-comments/?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fez View Post
    These two links are the two extremes of reaction. The first (joking) is correct:

    http://www.anorak.co.uk/427712/back-...as-fact.html/?
    http://playingfor90.com/2016/01/23/s...sea-comments/?
    how do we definitely know he was joking? is it true or what we want to believe?

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    Koeman isn't stupid. He knows that anythijg he says will become news. Probably how he wants it...

    He obviously doesn't see his career high in England as a Manager being 7th place.

    But, as he has showed in his whole time with us, he is honest and never really shirks a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Koeman isn't stupid. He knows that anythijg he says will become news. Probably how he wants it...

    He obviously doesn't see his career high in England as a Manager being 7th place.

    But, as he has showed in his whole time with us, he is honest and never really shirks a question.
    No but I'd expect more respect for us than the comments he has said. Board have backed him with Austin who must be on big wages and things getting better and then this. Bet the players will feel a bit unsettled from that. If I was the club I wouldn't be happy with him for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Koeman isn't stupid. He knows that anythijg he says will become news. Probably how he wants it...

    He obviously doesn't see his career high in England as a Manager being 7th place.

    But, as he has showed in his whole time with us, he is honest and never really shirks a question.
    I like RK and hope he stays with us , but fact is though he hasn't really shown at any of his previous clubs that he is a manager likely to achieve a great deal more.

    Be very surprised if Abramovic would be that interested given his track record, and no experience of Champions League as a manager. If you look at the possible names they've been linked with, Pep, Simeone, Juventus bloke, there will be quite a few ahead of RK in the pecking order. Unless of course Hiddink has worked himself a senior role as a DOF, and RK would work with him (but given RK does not like working undr others - LVG for example - this seems unlikely).

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    The majority will be able to see this for exactly what it is....non-news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    how do we definitely know he was joking? is it true or what we want to believe?
    Well when a Dutch forum poster who listened to the Dutch broadcast, says Koeman ways joking. You can assume that was probably the case.

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    I think Big Ron as been very naive if he thought this wouldn't be picked up because the interview was in Dutch. Especially in the UK where the tabloids look to sensationalize anything to do with football. Whether it was said in a joking manner or not, the words used in response to the questions asked have the potential to destabilize the club in the media at what is a crucial point in the season. I expected Ron to be a bit more savvy with what he says in public - he must know by now how the UK media works, especially after the crucifixion of Mourinho this season. I can only conclude then that he is bringing pressure to bear on the club in his contract negotiations. Still bad form to have it out in the open like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Koeman isn't stupid. He knows that anythijg he says will become news. Probably how he wants it...

    He obviously doesn't see his career high in England as a Manager being 7th place.

    But, as he has showed in his whole time with us, he is honest and never really shirks a question.
    Well, his career high in Spain and Portugal didn't really amount to much - his seventh place finish with us is his strongest achievement outside of Holland. Let's not pretend he is some mega manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No 2 to Maybush View Post
    I think Big Ron as been very naive if he thought this wouldn't be picked up because the interview was in Dutch. Especially in the UK where the tabloids look to sensationalize anything to do with football. Whether it was said in a joking manner or not, the words used in response to the questions asked have the potential to destabilize the club in the media at what is a crucial point in the season. I expected Ron to be a bit more savvy with what he says in public - he must know by now how the UK media works, especially after the crucifixion of Mourinho this season. I can only conclude then that he is bringing pressure to bear on the club in his contract negotiations. Still bad form to have it out in the open like this.
    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No 2 to Maybush View Post
    I think Big Ron as been very naive if he thought this wouldn't be picked up because the interview was in Dutch. Especially in the UK where the tabloids look to sensationalize anything to do with football. Whether it was said in a joking manner or not, the words used in response to the questions asked have the potential to destabilize the club in the media at what is a crucial point in the season. I expected Ron to be a bit more savvy with what he says in public - he must know by now how the UK media works, especially after the crucifixion of Mourinho this season. I can only conclude then that he is bringing pressure to bear on the club in his contract negotiations. Still bad form to have it out in the open like this.
    Except Les and Co can be secure in the knowledge that he isn't going to be Chelsea manager.

    That kinda helps the negotiations.

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