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    Today, 07:50 AM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    The training kit from that season was awful too!
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    https://southamptonfc.com/news/2017-06-28/southampton-201718-training-wear-on-sale-soon I actually don't like it very much, especially not the red...
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Well, it is unless you take a sentence fragment and try to pass them off as the "real statement". :D
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    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    The9 replied to a thread Pompey Takeover Saga in The Lounge
    Guessing he means the cost of implementing health and safety requirements will go up. Though the government has shown every sign of deregulating...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    They sign players for all the wrong reasons, including "fashion" and to "get people excited". I don't think that's in question. What they should...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    It's amazing how people can hear/read "None of those players are for sale. I can't make it any plainer than that and that's the way we mean to go...
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    That's exactly the point. We don't. The likes of West Ham, etc. do it all the time.
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    Here all week, unfortunately.
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    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    "None of these players are for sale" is a VERY different message to the "we don't want to sell any of these players...but" message of previous...
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    27-06-2017, 07:48 PM
    The9 replied to a thread Jan Bednarek in The Saints
    Gardos started in the FA Cup against Arsenal. Tbf it was basically our 3rd team anyway. Not much to need to judge if two managers have deemed him...
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    27-06-2017, 07:40 PM
    The9 replied to a thread Inside The Black Box in The Saints
    Pretty sure we have a bunch of people we keep tabs on, just so we know who's available if we're suddenly in a position of needing to get someone in....
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    27-06-2017, 04:21 PM
    The9 replied to a thread Inside The Black Box in The Saints
    Ours has a plan. Theirs just involves throwing as much money as possible at anyone they think might have an idea. They have a "School of Science"...
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    27-06-2017, 10:50 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Pompey Takeover Saga in The Lounge
    Any purchaser with any sense isn't going to take over when there's no cashflow, are they? Kit sales must be due to start, so I could see a perceptive...
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    27-06-2017, 10:46 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Jan Bednarek in The Saints
    Jury's not out on Gardos, he was 5th choice behind Van Dijk, Yoshida, Stephens and Caceres at the end of last season. He was a borderline first team...
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    27-06-2017, 10:41 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Inside The Black Box in The Saints
    It shows we had multiple replacements in mind and needed to go through a set of processes to narrow that down, to me. To me the "Southampton Way"...
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    27-06-2017, 09:14 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Sam Gallagher in The Saints
    You've misdiagnosed the problem. Our finishing was awful, we created as many chances as Arsenal (though not of as good quality).
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    27-06-2017, 09:12 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Sam Gallagher in The Saints
    Can't see us signing Iheanacho if City's rumoured "buyback clause" is in effect - though I guess we could just set it for 2 years' time and 5 times...
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    27-06-2017, 09:08 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Inside The Black Box in The Saints
    Actually, yeah that's a fair point as well, had assumed that based on signings but didn't know it was definitely the case.
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    27-06-2017, 09:06 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Jan Bednarek in The Saints
    I wouldn't be surprised to see West Ham sign him tbh.
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    27-06-2017, 09:02 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Sam Gallagher in The Saints
    He's young, already has Prem experience and qualifies as homegrown - though not being U21 and therefore having to be named in the squad of 25 to get...
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    27-06-2017, 08:58 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Sam Gallagher in The Saints
    You mean Oxford City's Matt Paterson, most recently of Gosport and Havant&Waterlooville? Has never played more than 40 matches for any club. Best...
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    27-06-2017, 08:53 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Sam Gallagher in The Saints
    11 appearances, 731 minutes, 10 offsides. https://www.whoscored.com/Players/74921/Show/Manolo-Gabbiadini As a comparison with Gabbiadini's 0.9...
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    27-06-2017, 07:51 AM
    The9 replied to a thread Inside The Black Box in The Saints
    Good, coherent article, but the only thing it tells me that I didn't already know is that someone thinks we don't get a lot of injuries. Anyone who...
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    26-06-2017, 08:17 PM
    The9 replied to a thread Pompey Takeover Saga in The Lounge
    Interesting to note that they don't have 800k (minus the sell-on they could have had off his value) to compete with mighty Millwall, of League One...
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    26-06-2017, 10:55 AM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    Guessing that as, like us, they haven't changed kit brand, they'll wear last season's blue away but with the new sponsor on it. Or quickly...
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    26-06-2017, 10:47 AM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    Same time as everyone else, assuming they don't have any at the moment because they haven't been delivered, and they get it in stock in time.
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    26-06-2017, 10:46 AM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    Already covered that above. *My* rule, for myself - but I think a decent catch-all, is that there's no point doing anything until something comes out...
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    26-06-2017, 10:43 AM
    The9 replied to a thread 2017-18 Kit Thread in The Saints
    I should think the desire to change the shape of the actual material and desire to not have to match the line on the front with the line on the back...
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    23-06-2017, 09:58 PM
    I despair for our education system. ;)
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    23-06-2017, 04:50 PM
    Give me some options or I'm not bothering. Some of them aren't even questions. I'm not spending the time to commit to an opinion and writing a...
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Managerial Runners and Riders

by stevegrant on 07-09-2010 at 01:54 PM
There's been plenty of speculation over who will be named Alan Pardew's successor in the Saints hotseat, so let's have a look through some of the main players, in no particular order:

Martin O'Neill
Current Odds: 8/1 (Victor Chandler)

O'Neill recently resigned his post as Aston Villa manager following a "disagreement in policy and direction" with club chairman/owner Randy Lerner. In recent past, he's been linked with the England job, as well as the

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League One Preview - Notts County, Oldham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Rochdale

by stevegrant on 05-08-2010 at 09:30 AM
Part 4 of my League One pre-season preview. Nearly there!

Notts County
Stadium: Meadow Lane (20,300)
Manager: Craig Short (since June 2010)

Transfers In: Rob Burch (Lincoln City) - free, Stuart Nelson (Aberdeen) - free, Ben Burgess (Blackpool) - free, John Spicer (Doncaster Rovers) - free, Jon Harley (Watford) - free, Liam Chilvers (Preston North End) - free, Krystian Pearce (Huddersfield Town) - free, David Grof (Hibernian) - free, Kevin Smith (Dundee

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League One Preview - Exeter, Hartlepool, Huddersfield, Leyton Orient, MK Dons

by stevegrant on 04-08-2010 at 10:01 PM
Part 3 of my League One preview.

Exeter City
Stadium: St James' Park (9,036)
Manager: Paul Tisdale (since June 2006)

Transfers In: Artur Krysiak (Birmingham City) - free, Billy Jones (Crewe Alexandra) - free, Jake Thomson (Southampton) - free, John O'Flynn (Barnet) - free, Daniel Nardiello (Blackpool) - free, Jamie Cureton (Norwich) - free
Transfers Out: Neil Saunders (released), Barry Corr (Southend United) - free, Joe Burnell (released), Alex

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League One Preview - Carlisle, Charlton, Colchester, Dagenham

by stevegrant on 03-08-2010 at 11:12 PM
Part two of my League One pre-season preview.

Carlisle United
Stadium: Brunton Park (16,981)
Manager: Greg Abbott (since November 2008)

Transfers In: Sean McDaid (Doncaster Rovers) - free, Jason Price (Millwall) - free, Craig Curran (Tranmere Rovers) - free, Frankie Simek (Sheff Weds) - free, James Berrett (Huddersfield) - free
Transfers Out: Richard Keogh (Coventry City) - 100,000, Tom Aldred (Watford) - free, David Raven (Shrewsbury Town) - free

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League One Preview - Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Bristol Rovers

by stevegrant on 02-08-2010 at 10:22 PM
With less than a week to go before the big npower Football League kickoff, here's the first part of my League One preview, documenting each of our opponents this season, how they've fared in the transfer market this summer and how I expect them to get on.

Bournemouth
Stadium: Fitness First Stadium (12,060)
Manager: Eddie Howe (since December 2008)

Transfers In: Rhoys Wiggins (Norwich) - free, Michael Symes (Accrington Stanley) - free, Marc Pugh (Hereford)

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