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    Need to sort out new deals for Redmond, Hojbjerg, Obafemi and Valery.

  2. Default O'Connor extends contract until 2021

    Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that 19-year-old defender Tom O'Connor has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at St Mary's until June 2021.

    O'Connor, who is enjoying a fine season as part of Radhi Jaïdi's Under-23s, has taken on the captain's armband this season, as well as a new role at centre-half, having first joined the academy in 2015.

    A Kilkenny native, the teenager has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level, and is excited about the proposition of continuing his career at Southampton, having seen young talent thrive recently under the stewardship of manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.

    "It feels really good," the Irishman began. "I've been here nearly five years now, and I've enjoyed every moment. I'm delighted to sign a new deal and hopefully I can keep improving.

    "My target was always to reach the first team. The next step is the most difficult step, but I'm working towards it.

    "Seeing all the academy graduate names on the teamsheet recently gives you a great boost and shows that the new manager really values young players.

    "You know if you're performing, and working hard, you have a chance of being noticed."
    Source: https://southamptonfc.com/news/2019-...pton-june-2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Bates View Post
    Dan N'Lundulu*& Thomas O'Connor now gone or signed up?
    Dan N'Lundulu on the bench for the U23's tonight.

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    Tom O'Connor is a real prospect in midfield and will push one or two of our current first teamers aside given the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Tom O'Connor is a real prospect in midfield and will push one or two of our current first teamers aside given the chance.
    Has played as a centre-back this season too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Tom O'Connor is a real prospect in midfield and will push one or two of our current first teamers aside given the chance.
    Looks far better at CB imo. Good positioning and excellent on the ball. I'm surprised he hasn't made the first team yet to be honest.

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    Thought with Lemina injured and Hojberg suspended he might have got the call. Listening to what Ralph H had to say the other evening about preparing every individual player for his style of play we may have to assume that he is not quite there yet in terms of athleticism and obedience to the plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Tom O'Connor is a real prospect in midfield and will push one or two of our current first teamers aside given the chance.
    http://www.ukgameshows.com/p/images/...s_oconnor2.jpg

  9. Default Under-23: Hornets Sign Saints Keeper

    The Hornets have added to their Under-23 ranks with the signing of goalkeeper Adam Parkes from Southampton.

    The 19-year-old, who has previously been capped by England Under-17s, joins Watford until the end of this season.

    Parkes had been with Southampton since the age of 10 and signed his first professional contract at St Mary's in December 2016.
    Source: https://www.watfordfc.com/teams/unde...-saints-keeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Loan or permanent ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simo View Post
    Loan or permanent ?
    Not sure. Odd as his contract with us is up at the end of the season.

    Update: OS says it's permanent

    19-year-old Adam Parkes, who has been with Southampton since the age of ten, has today made a permanent switch to fellow Premier League side Watford.

    The Weymouth-born goalkeeper signed his first professional deal in 2016, which was due to expire in June, and will now continue his development with The Hornets' Under-23s squad.

    Elsewhere, Under-23s midfielder Ben Rowthorn has joined National League South side Truro City, based in Cornwall, on loan until the end of the season.
    Source: https://southamptonfc.com/news/2019-...d-ben-rowthorn
    Last edited by SuperSAINT; 23-01-2019 at 05:37 PM.



  12. Default Latham extends contract

    @SouthamptonFC: #SaintsFC are pleased to announce that 20-year-old goalkeeper Kingsley Latham has signed a one-year contract extension!
    https://southamptonfc.com/news/2019-...southampton-fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    @SouthamptonFC: #SaintsFC are pleased to announce that 20-year-old goalkeeper Kingsley Latham has signed a one-year contract extension!
    https://southamptonfc.com/news/2019-...southampton-fc
    Getting closer to the club's dream of being able to field an entire XI of goalkeepers. Is that nine or ten on the books now from u18s up?



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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyell View Post
    Getting closer to the club's dream of being able to field an entire XI of goalkeepers. Is that nine or ten on the books now from u18s up?



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    Too bloody true and what's more they all add to the bloody wage bill. Perhaps we make more money being a rent-a-mob business?


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    A penny for what he's thinking about Ross.....

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    Wow! Like a new signing. Hope it's for at least 5 years.

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    Obafemi has been another success story from Southampton's youth set-up, developing at a rapid pace under the guidance of the club's coaches since being recruited from Leyton Orient in 2016.
    It's a bit early to be throwing out comments like that isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    It's a bit early to be throwing out comments like that isn't it?
    He has though hasn't he? From LO to our first team in 3 years and only 18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    It's a bit early to be throwing out comments like that isn't it?
    Thought he was an academy product, didn't know we bought him in like Stephens etc. Slight difference I guess is that Obafemi was 15 when he was brought in rather than a first team regular like Stephens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    He has though hasn't he? From LO to our first team in 3 years and only 18
    Yeah, but he might turn out to be another Nicky Banger. He's got to do a lot more to prove he's a "success story."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Thought he was an academy product, didn't know we bought him in like Stephens etc. Slight difference I guess is that Obafemi was 15 when he was brought in rather than a first team regular like Stephens.
    Stephens and Obafemi both played for Southampton's academy teams = academy products

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Wayman View Post
    Tom O'Connor is a real prospect in midfield and will push one or two of our current first teamers aside given the chance.
    I watched him a few times a year or so back and thought he looked distinctly average.

    Just goes to show what a poor judge of a player I am and really good news that he has come on a pace in the past year or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyinthesky View Post
    I watched him a few times a year or so back and thought he looked distinctly average.

    Just goes to show what a poor judge of a player I am and really good news that he has come on a pace in the past year or so
    He has largely been converted to a CB anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Need to sort out new deals for Redmond, Hojbjerg, Obafemi and Valery.
    2 down. 2 to go.

    (The other 2 might be much more trickier)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    2 down. 2 to go.

    (The other 2 might be much more trickier)
    No rush, both contracted until 2021. Personally I'd leave both for 9 months before worrying about them.

    Looking at who's due to be out of contract by 2020, I don't think we have any first team pros to worry about at all now to be honest, can let them run out and leave if we can't sell so work here for first team is pretty much done. Quite a few youngsters to sort once we've decided on whether to keep, with sims and slattery at the top of that list (would assume we do) but would make sense to leave those two until the summer.

    This is one area where the club have managed things reasonably well, though perhaps too well with some of the contracts for people we don't want or need. Hoedt could be here another 3 years! Ely, Forster, guido, maybe boufal ... Won't be losing any players on a free, so making on potential fees, but when you see the salaries going out for years on people we want shot of, makes you wonder which is the lesser of those evils.

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    If we let Redmond and Hojbjerg's contracts run for nearly another year before worryig about them then I can almost guarentee that they won't sign a new one and we would be forced to sell next summer for a knockdown fee to avoid them leaving for free.

    3 years through a 5 year deal is absolutely the right time to extend, these are good players who would be wanted elsewhere and as much as anything it preserves their value.

    If they aren't going to extend then this summer is the best time to sell them, as per our business model.

    Its one thing signing Obafemi or Valery, will be interesting to see if we can persuade any more established quality players that Saints is the right club for them for a couple more years. Hasenhuttl is our only real selling point at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    If we let Redmond and Hojbjerg's contracts run for nearly another year before worryig about them then I can almost guarentee that they won't sign a new one and we would be forced to sell next summer for a knockdown fee to avoid them leaving for free.

    3 years through a 5 year deal is absolutely the right time to extend, these are good players who would be wanted elsewhere and as much as anything it preserves their value.

    If they aren't going to extend then this summer is the best time to sell them, as per our business model.

    Its one thing signing Obafemi or Valery, will be interesting to see if we can persuade any more established quality players that Saints is the right club for them for a couple more years. Hasenhuttl is our only real selling point at the moment.
    I'd agree. Especially as, IIRC Redmond was letting his contract run-down at Norwich before joining us.

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