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    Default Replacement for Hughes

    I don't want him out but seems to be going that way so let's start the speculation...

    I'd like to see Chris Hughton but I can't for the life of me see why he'd leave Brighton for us.

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    Puel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALWAYS_SFC View Post
    Puel...
    You don't know how tempted I was

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    get the Big Sam Klaxon out

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    Sergio Georgini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    get the Big Sam Klaxon out
    I'd welcome BFS tbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    there are some great managers on that list.

    Paul Lambert and Alan Pardew more so.



    I'd go for Thierry Henry

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    Zidane and is preparing himself for a job in england

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    Weren't we looking at German managers before?

    What about Markus Weinzierl, young manager, was manager at Schalke

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    Quote Originally Posted by simo View Post
    Zidane and is preparing himself for a job in england
    Aston Villa I heard

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    or we could start talking about replacement players. They are the problem. Horrible bunch.

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    Peter Bosz. Currently unemployed and likes to play attacking football. Downside to Bosz he is stubborn and won’t be told what to do. Overachieved at Ajax, failed at Dortmund.

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    I'd take a punt on Roberto De Zerbi (must have a small buyout).
    From what I have seen so far from Sassuolo I have been very impressed by their play style. Very attacking but also very good at keeping the ball.
    He is a young manager and still learning his trade so probably too early in his career to move abroad. But if we want a change in terms of style and the type of players we recruit and do something different I'd give him a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    or we could start talking about replacement players. They are the problem. Horrible bunch.
    I agree, but I don't trust our recruitment staff. Vestergaard looks like Bambi on ice, and for someone so tall he can't win a header to save his life. He had such a brilliant first game and has been awful ever since. Lemina looks awful, he probably came in the hope of playing well and getting a move to a big PL team but he's destined for the Championship, can't pass at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    or we could start talking about replacement players. They are the problem. Horrible bunch.
    This is the real problem - we have a mostly awful squad of players. Today it was Austin, Hoedt, Elynoussi, Armstrong, Vestgaard and even Redmond, Ings and Lemina who were so average or below average.

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    I'd welcome Big Sam compared to what we have at the moment. ****ing ****e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Weren't we looking at German managers before?

    What about Markus Weinzierl, young manager, was manager at Schalke
    Pretty sure I suggested him last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Fudpucker the 3rd View Post
    I'd welcome Big Sam compared to what we have at the moment. ****ing ****e.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Fudpucker the 3rd View Post
    I'd welcome Big Sam compared to what we have at the moment. ****ing ****e.
    I'd never set foot inside St Marys if this fat crook took charge!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    Pretty sure I suggested him last year.
    He's out of work, so he fits the bill of who we would approach. Out of the current list of names, he seems like the best option.

    Either that or Moyes.

    I'd rather we hired Redknapp than Allardyce.

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    The problem we have now is that any manager that will make a significant difference is too high a calibre for us. Perhaps after Koeman, possibly even after Puel, but not now.

    So we are left with candidates who are either a similar level or a risk. And I think the whole club is in such a mess that simply a different face is not the answer.

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    I'd go for a continental manager from a country in the top 7 ranked European nations, with close links to a 'super agent' of the same nationality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    He's out of work, so he fits the bill of who we would approach. Out of the current list of names, he seems like the best option.

    Either that or Moyes.

    I'd rather we hired Redknapp than Allardyce.
    Have some humanity... think of his poor knees.

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    TBH, I really think the problem is bigger than just blaming the manager.

    We have been buying players as if we are preparing for the Championship.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek2003 View Post

    You can't run a Rolls Royce with A Ford Fiesta engine.
    We have nevr been a Rolls Royce team, I doubt we've ever been better than a Mondeo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warsash saint View Post
    I'd never set foot inside St Marys if this fat crook took charge!!
    What he did wasn't even that bad tbf...

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    Benitez (fallen out with Newcastle now) or Rodgers (getting more fed up at Celtic) will do.

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    We should have pushed the boat out and got in Patrick Vieira from the USA, offering him his first Premier League gig, but that would have meant speeding some money and having vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post

    I'd rather we hired Redknapp than Allardyce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austsaint View Post
    This is the real problem - we have a mostly awful squad of players. Today it was Austin, Hoedt, Elynoussi, Armstrong, Vestgaard and even Redmond, Ings and Lemina who were so average or below average.
    Blame Les Reed for being allowed to assemble this awful squad. He picked that bunch and gave them those contract extensions. Blame Les Reed.
    He assembled two squads, two summers running BEFORE he allowed Puel and Pelligrino near the Club, Shiite hook. Blame Les Reed. Get rid with Hughes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    or we could start talking about replacement players. They are the problem. Horrible bunch.
    It is not even attitude any more, I just donít think 90% of them are ever good enough to play for Southampton Football Club.

    McCarthy, who saved it being more, Bertrand, Ings, and Iím struggling after that. People can say ĎHughes outí but you canít have a PL team with four players who are good enough, although his obesession with our worst ever player (Hoedt) is really resting my patience. Time Wesley got booed. His attitude is rank anyway and he canít play football so no harm done there. Too early to definitely say on Vestergaard, Moi but early signs not good and Armstrong cheap and not cheerful.

    Austin would struggle to get at game at Exeter in all honesty, Lemina decent maybe in the Championship but such a rapid decline from this time last year, JWP solid Championship, Soares ditto, Stephens more League One level. Targett, feel sorry for him that Wilson and Reed messed up his move to a better club. Romeu bottom half Championship. Gabbi not sure, donít think we play to his strengths. Long League One player.

    Hoedt is Wessex League.

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    Roger Schmidt.

    Might as well play 6 up top as we’re gonna concede goals anyway

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    Bring Nige home.

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    Changing Hughes won't make much difference. The bad old habits have returned throughout the club and it starts at the top. Sparky isn't a bad manager, not the best but certainly not the worst but in this culture even a good manager would be thwarted.

    The Guardian article was spot on, we are the new Villa, boring, bland, tedious, we don't care about losing or entertaining just as long as we scrape above relegation. That is now the height of our ambition because that is all the chairman cares about. The guy has no history with the club and no connection to the fans. Doesn't even spend much time here.

    Just take a look at the championship, 6 points separate 15 teams. That's a decent league - not the dysfunctional premiership. We may have to take a step down to change the culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint1977 View Post
    It is not even attitude any more, I just don’t think 90% of them are ever good enough to play for Southampton Football Club.

    McCarthy, who saved it being more, Bertrand, Ings, and I’m struggling after that. People can say ‘Hughes out’ but you can’t have a PL team with four players who are good enough, although his obesession with our worst ever player (Hoedt) is really resting my patience. Time Wesley got booed. His attitude is rank anyway and he can’t play football so no harm done there. Too early to definitely say on Vestergaard, Moi but early signs not good and Armstrong cheap and not cheerful.

    Austin would struggle to get at game at Exeter in all honesty, Lemina decent maybe in the Championship but such a rapid decline from this time last year, JWP solid Championship, Soares ditto, Stephens more League One level. Targett, feel sorry for him that Wilson and Reed messed up his move to a better club. Romeu bottom half Championship. Gabbi not sure, don’t think we play to his strengths. Long League One player.

    Hoedt is Wessex League.
    This. 100%

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    To me it's a combination of poor players, old fashioned manager and an abundance of goalkeeping coaches - this last point is madness. I don't see anything improving and fear that we will wait until we find ourselves in a really desperate position before changing. How those responsible can continually make such poor appointments is beyond me and like many others I think the likes of Les reed have had one chance too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saints-til-i-die View Post
    Wagner
    Interesting shout.

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    Wesley Hoedts dad, might aswell as Hoedt runs the dressing room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabrone View Post
    Changing Hughes won't make much difference. The bad old habits have returned throughout the club and it starts at the top. Sparky isn't a bad manager, not the best but certainly not the worst but in this culture even a good manager would be thwarted.
    Agree with you. Thankfully I missed the game today.

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    Fans need to vote with feet, stop buying merchandise down tools and make a stand. Saints fans are weak minded time to put foot down. Kruegar and Reed need to go. Break the bank get Mitchell back, Secondly get in a manager who can setup a defence properly.... Get the team organised instill a bit of fight and make the team hard to beat. Way I see it we do not have the greatest creative attacking options. So we need to Get men behind the ball compact the back and make it hard for opponents to break is down and play counter attacking methology. Right now our defence is a shambles no leadership, disorganized, it's like we are scared... Cannot deal with opponents applying pressure. The manager currently is making stupid decisions.... Why no Yoshida?. Why continue to play Austin? He is knackered after 20 minutes and offers nothing.... It's about time we give Sam G some games. Why are we holding on to so many average players that have been average for two seasons and hoping that they will suddenly flourish and become at a minimum consistent? Face reality least half of this team we have currently should of been sold.

    I would rather watch a team of young up and coming championship players with a combination of our own younger players than the spineless, passionless, rubbish we get served up on a weekly basis..

    What happened to pride to wear the colours? What happened to the heart? Giving it your all? The mentality of this team is wrong full of egos and weak minded players. Some of these players need a reality check look in the mirror because they are not as good as they think they are or have been told. I am baffled at how some of our players can be considered premiership standard?

    Can we recall Boufal? Technically he is our best player I just wish he had the right attitude because a creative player like him with the right mentality is what we are crying out for.

    As for Hughes get rid he isn't the man to take us forwards we need somebody young and progressive with fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Benitez (fallen out with Newcastle now) or Rodgers (getting more fed up at Celtic) will do.
    Said this one last year, he know's how to, relatively speaking, organise a defence.

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    We desperately lacked creativity last year so what did we go and do? Flog our most creative player. Armstrong looks way out of his depth, if he was Prem standard he would have looked like Messi playing for Celtic in their league. Mo might turn out to be decent but looks like he will take time to get used to the Prem. **** knows what options we will have if Redmond gets injured, Davis? JWP? Niether of them have the pace or skills to cause problems at this level.

    Reed needs to go, to end up within the creative options we have after the money he has had to play with is criminal. How much exactly did we waste on Boufal and Carrillo? Clubs our size can’t afford to **** that sort of money away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Munster View Post


    Bring Nige home.
    You know, I'd take that option if it was offered.

    Rafa not a bad shout either, although we're a bit far away from where he lives in Merseyside so could that be an issue?

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    Dean Smith for me. Always plays good football with unfancied clubs like Brentford and Walsall and has them punching above their weight. The problem is he is not a name people recongise.

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    Seriously people want Big Sam. Please stop with these horrible managers.


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