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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    We really are a laughing stock- Selling club
    A lot of people are laughing at West Ham

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    Feel a little sad for him really, for 99 percent of his time here he has been class, if not on the field - always in attitude. I think he has backed himself into a corner and has now ended up taking a bit of a sideways step. Still if he's gone for the bucks I wish him well, we had his best years and while he was good for us, the club were good for him. Good luck Jose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADutchSaint View Post
    So after our manager went to Everton we now lose our captain to West Ham.

    How or why? I don't care, it just ****es me off really. We shouldn't be losing important figures inside our club to those clubs, simple as that.
    Can we stop with the "losing" way of phrasing it? We have got very good deals for both Koeman and Fonte, and indeed everyone who has left us since the Liebherr era started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    No he didn't. He handed in a transfer request, post Euros, expecting a 'big' European club to come in for him. He got backed into a corner when no offer came, and Saints decided to let him go. West Ham, or possibly West Brom, were the only escape route open to him.
    this just about sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    All I will say is....This is what you get when Liverpool and United don't come in for you. Silly boy.
    Can we expect this 15m centre half to turn up now?

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    That looks weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    Can we stop with the "losing" way of phrasing it? We have got very good deals for both Koeman and Fonte, and indeed everyone who has left us since the Liebherr era started.
    Good or bad deal is not the point and not relative. I don't care how much we got for Koeman, I dont care how much we get for Fonte.

    And what's good in the first place? We don't know yet, Puel hasn't won me over and let's see how it goes without Fonte but yaaay 13 million pounds or what ever?

    It says a lot that they were willing to move sideways. So you can be happy about that we got 'good' deals for them but I'm not and that's all I'm going to say about it.

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    Pretty embarassing for him. His big plan to go to Utd obviously didn't work out so he's had to make a sideways step. He's in the last couple of years of his career so makes sense to sell for that sort of fee. Good luck to him, but we will march on once again. Thanks for the memories Jose; enjoy all those trophies to celebrate in that fantastic football stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADutchSaint View Post
    Good or bad deal is not the point and not relative. I don't care how much we got for Koeman, I dont care how much we get for Fonte.

    And what's good in the first place? We don't know yet, Puel hasn't won me over and let's see how it goes without Fonte but yaaay 13 million pounds or what ever?

    It says a lot that they were willing to move sideways. So you can be happy about that we got 'good' deals for them but I'm not and that's all I'm going to say about it.
    Yeah, it hasn't been great this season. With a sulking Fonte as captain.
    Point is when people want to leave, they will leave. At least we aren't being taken for mugs in the deals we get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Our captain handed in a transfer request to go to West ham

    Not Liverpool, Chelsea or united
    But West ham

    Let that sink in for a mo
    That's not the case though is it, stop being a hysterical tart.

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    That text is soooo written by a PR agency - if that's Fontes own words then I'm never going to hire PR people at work again I will contact Fontes agent and hear what's the price is for some nice one liners for marketing stuff....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery View Post
    That's not the case though is it, stop being a hysterical tart.
    The hysteria from some is a tad weird/embarrassing

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    A disappointing end to his time with us having been such a stalwart in our climb from L1, the last of the nucleus of the team that have seen us climb two divisions and into Europe.

    Whether its a good deal or not will depend entirely on what Saints do next to replace him.

    Will be fondly remembered for his time with us and being an integral part in our climb up the league. Shame it turned sour towards the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
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    Adam Blackmore...you knob.

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    Nothing more than the Portuguese Richard Hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    Nothing more than the Portuguese Richard Hall.
    That ended well at West Ham didn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelman View Post
    The hysteria from some is a tad weird/embarrassing
    It is indeed, grown men proclaiming to be "Gutted" WTF is that all about? He was great in a saints shirt, right up until he won the Euros, then it seems he turned into a bit of a c**t, let's see how good he looks without VVD, Toby Alderweireld or Lovren next to him or Morgan, Vic or Romeu in front of him.

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    Looking forward to welcoming him back on 4th Feb, can someone more creative than me make up a song about Osvaldo smashing his face in? Could include a 2nd verse about Pardew and his wife. ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeG View Post
    All I will say is....This is what you get when Liverpool and United don't come in for you. Silly boy.
    Looks like!

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    Good luck with your heavy medals in the London Stadium locker room. Perhaps morale will now improve. Blooming needs to


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    You can't blame Jose for wanting to get one last payday after he has found success so late in his career. He probably never expected to be as successful at the Euro's as he was, and whilst he will be well paid compared to the average man on the street, it is only natural that he tries to benefit financially from that success.

    Saints were never going to offer him the length of contract he wanted at the wage he wanted, and that I agree with. Saints cannot afford to have a 35 year old, who may or may not be in the team as a regular as one of the highest earners at the club. You need to make that decision on an annual basis depending on ho the individual has performed, even Chelsea with their riches do the same with Frank Lampard, John Terry, and anyone else around the 35 year old mark.

    That said, I'm sure West Ham wasn't what Jose intended when he handed in that transfer request but if they are prepared to pay him what he wants then so be it. It'll be interesting to review the 2018/19 season and see how many games he actually plays in.

    Best of luck (except against us) and thanks for the memories Jose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatlesaint View Post
    this just about sums it up.
    We really have some bell ends who will literally swallow whatever the club put in the press. Short memories and gullible fans. perfect for our board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery View Post
    Adam Blackmore...you knob.
    Blackmore repeats what the club tells him

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    We're f*cked if Virgil gets injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Blackmore repeats what the club tells him
    I'm surprised someone who was in the Armed Forces is as much of a whinnying pussy as you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    We really have some bell ends who will literally swallow whatever the club put in the press. Short memories and gullible fans. perfect for our board.
    coupled with some supercilious posters.....what's not to love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    I'm surprised someone who was in the Armed Forces is as much of a whinnying pussy as you?
    "We're dooooomed!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
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    Do you honestly believe that when he put in the request, last summer, that WHU were on his radar ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    We really have some bell ends who will literally swallow whatever the club put in the press. Short memories and gullible fans. perfect for our board.
    It's happier when you do TBF. I suggest you try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_clark View Post
    "We're dooooomed!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Blackmore repeats what the club tells him
    And bellend trolls only hear what they want to hear...

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    Going by VVD and Austin tweets not leaving the players on bad terms


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgiesaint View Post
    You can't blame Jose for wanting to get one last payday after he has found success so late in his career. He probably never expected to be as successful at the Euro's as he was, and whilst he will be well paid compared to the average man on the street, it is only natural that he tries to benefit financially from that success.

    Saints were never going to offer him the length of contract he wanted at the wage he wanted, and that I agree with. Saints cannot afford to have a 35 year old, who may or may not be in the team as a regular as one of the highest earners at the club. You need to make that decision on an annual basis depending on ho the individual has performed, even Chelsea with their riches do the same with Frank Lampard, John Terry, and anyone else around the 35 year old mark.

    That said, I'm sure West Ham wasn't what Jose intended when he handed in that transfer request but if they are prepared to pay him what he wants then so be it. It'll be interesting to review the 2018/19 season and see how many games he actually plays in.

    Best of luck (except against us) and thanks for the memories Jose.
    Saints offered him the same length of contract he has just signed and offered 70k a week. How much do you think West Ham are paying him?


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedlemur View Post
    That should be 33 shouldn't it? Or is 23 the number of millions it's going to cost West Ham only the next two and a half years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    I'm surprised someone who was in the Armed Forces is as much of a whinnying pussy as you?
    He's probably a 'Walter' there's a lot of them about nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    I'm surprised someone who was in the Armed Forces is as much of a whinnying pussy as you?
    Does anyone know he is? Doesn't seem to have any backbone and would like to think the psychologically weak get weeded out.

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    I thought we'd end up letting him go for a fraction of the price.

    I doubt we'll have any sort of hero types who stay until the end of their career under this management because we seem to play the market very well and cash in. 8million is good business...presuming there's an adequate replacement in the sidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery View Post
    It is indeed, grown men proclaiming to be "Gutted" WTF is that all about? He was great in a saints shirt, right up until he won the Euros, then it seems he turned into a bit of a c**t, let's see how good he looks without VVD, Toby Alderweireld or Lovren next to him or Morgan, Vic or Romeu in front of him.
    I find it equally baffling that there doesn't seem to be anything that happens at Southampton that you care about. It really doesn't make you more of a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint86 View Post
    We really have some bell ends who will literally swallow whatever the club put in the press. Short memories and gullible fans. perfect for our board.
    Doesn't take much for you to p1ss your pants though pal. Did you not see this coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by St.JonB View Post
    I find it equally baffling that there doesn't seem to be anything that happens at Southampton that you care about. It really doesn't make you more of a fan.
    I'm a grown up, I understand that modern football is a business and the players are mercenaries who have very little loyalty to the clubs they play for. I watch football for the sport that it is whilst fully understanding of the fact that the players won't be there forever but the club will. One day you to might grasp this ideology and then my son, you will be as cool as a penguins cck like me !

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    I still find it hard to swallow he never played any European football purely because of rotation, Either he was hoping a club playing in Europe would be in for him and didn't want to play or we did it to punish him !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Does anyone know he is? Doesn't seem to have any backbone and would like to think the psychologically weak get weeded out.
    Or they had him on board to be the tunnel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trousers View Post
    This is a very sad day. Fonte has been a Saints legend during our progress from League 1 to the Prem. There is more to this than Les Reed's bland, cold statement. Fonte has been a powerhouse for Saints, and his leadership on and off the field has been immense. So he's gone to a flawed though ambitious club. What is the atmosphere in our dressing room now? The club needs leadership and I am not seeing it.

    Very worried.

    Thanks Jose for all you have done for Saints. You will never be forgotten.

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    I'm sad he's gone, but I don't blame him. He was never going to get first team football for more than a season or two after this one, might as well do it at a club renown for paying silly wages for old players.

    Great servant to the club, great captain - now to stick him on the banner and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery View Post
    I'm a grown up, I understand that modern football is a business and the players are mercenaries who have very little loyalty to the clubs they play for. I watch football for the sport that it is whilst fully understanding of the fact that the players won't be there forever but the club will. One day you to might grasp this ideology and then my son, you will be as cool as a penguins cck like me !
    Quite. The term legend and loyal servant bandied around as if he was something special. A good player for us but no more loyal than any of the others. And a cock who drives round wanting everyone to know who he is by putting his name on his number plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM View Post
    Looking forward to welcoming him back on 4th Feb, can someone more creative than me make up a song about Osvaldo smashing his face in? Could include a 2nd verse about Pardew and his wife. ....
    Childish. Grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Does anyone know he is? Doesn't seem to have any backbone and would like to think the psychologically weak get weeded out.
    He does a mean shepherds pie.

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    Funny how he gets Mendes in then throws out his toys to get a move. I honestly feel like his new agent has led him up the garden path expecting Utd to come in for him, then the only reason he left for west ham was because they were the only ones that were actually interested.

    It's a shame really but good luck to him. I really hope he isn't booed. It's becoming embarrassing now.

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