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    Back to business tomorrow.

    Going to be interesting to see who turns up & who doesnít.

    Going to be a busy one this summer. Canít wait for this season.

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    Alert!!!!! supersaint is excited hahahahha

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    Is Pilchards installed in his favourite tree at Staplewood to watch the comings and goings? He'll have his phone on silent no doubt so let's hope he checks here.. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict Colony View Post
    Alert!!!!! supersaint is excited hahahahha
    Gotta be excited after the rubbish we’ve had to endure in recent years. Finally feels like we have a plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by suewhistle View Post
    Is Pilchards installed in his favourite tree at Staplewood to watch the comings and goings? He'll have his phone on silent no doubt so let's hope he checks here.. :-)
    Let’s hope so

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    Never again will I be able to watch the training.
    They have put a large fence around the woods part so it’s a big no no.
    Think it was as a result of Kelvin Davis spotting me and chasing me off into the woods earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Never again will I be able to watch the training.
    They have put a large fence around the woods part so it’s a big no no.
    Think it was as a result of Kelvin Davis spotting me and chasing me off into the woods earlier this year.
    Pilchards spotted on his way to defeat the fence, also nice to finally know what Kelvin's job is

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    Austin & Sam G both in da house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Never again will I be able to watch the training.
    They have put a large fence around the woods part so it’s a big no no.
    Think it was as a result of Kelvin Davis spotting me and chasing me off into the woods earlier this year.
    Get a motorbike, it worked for Steve McQueen......almost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Never again will I be able to watch the training.
    They have put a large fence around the woods part so itís a big no no.
    Think it was as a result of Kelvin Davis spotting me and chasing me off into the woods earlier this year.
    Surely that's not going to stop you. Not after all your skills learned on HERE

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    Cedric is currently in Bora Bora!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Cedric is currently in Bora Bora!
    As long as it's not Tora Bora

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Cedric is currently in Bora Bora!
    Is she fit ?

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    Think some of the European leagues finished after the PL hence additional time for Cedric, Carillo, Hoedt possibly.

    Shame that Djenepo will barely get a pre season, so doubt he will be more than a sub option for the first month or so of the season.

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    We are going to have a cracking squad, Ralph is also rebuilding the board. I’m really looking forward to next season but we should be careful of our expectations. A lot of next season is going to be moulding the squad to the Ralph way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manji View Post
    We are going to have a cracking squad, Ralph is also rebuilding the board. I’m really looking forward to next season but we should be careful of our expectations. A lot of next season is going to be moulding the squad to the Ralph way.
    Any other whispers of incomings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Never again will I be able to watch the training.
    They have put a large fence around the woods part so it’s a big no no.
    Think it was as a result of Kelvin Davis spotting me and chasing me off into the woods earlier this year.
    Where's your initiative? Cherry picker? Drone? I do like the thought of Pilchards scuttling away from Kelvin though... But thanks for all your past tidbits..

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    In other thoughts, there does seem to be a bit more coherence in the signings this year and some idea behind it as to how they'll be used. Shame about Targett but he deserves to play more regularly.

    Now for a central defender who is faster than we have already, and that last criterion is, in the circumstances, probably easier to fill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wurzel View Post
    Surely that's not going to stop you. Not after all your skills learned on HERE
    Those were the days my friend.

    How to gut a skate ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Cedric is currently in Bora Bora!
    You sure? He was in Utah on Saturday (Amangiri) after he got married. Perhaps he got an extended holiday for his honeymoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Think some of the European leagues finished after the PL hence additional time for Cedric, Carillo, Hoedt possibly.

    Shame that Djenepo will barely get a pre season, so doubt he will be more than a sub option for the first month or so of the season.
    The Hoedster is back. Ditto Clasie & Lemina.

    https://southamptonfc.com/news/2019-...eason-training


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    Clasie looks nacked already..

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    Annoyingly Hoedt is back in Southampton


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    Will be interesting to see who is in the group for the Austria trip.

    Will the Intls join?

    Which young players will go?

    Will the likes of Hoedt, Carrillo, Clasie and Cedric travel?

    First indications of the Manager's thinking I reckon. Can't see he will waste time on anyone he doesn't think will have a role to play in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Will be interesting to see who is in the group for the Austria trip.

    Will the Intls join?

    Which young players will go?

    Will the likes of Hoedt, Carrillo, Clasie and Cedric travel?

    First indications of the Manager's thinking I reckon. Can't see he will waste time on anyone he doesn't think will have a role to play in the season.
    It is an early chance to get a real sense of who’s properly been given the boot & who might have an olive branch.

    Who knows, we might take everyone, but Ralph doesn’t seem the type to f*ck around.

    The players you mentioned are definitely the ones most at risk of going on the plane to Macau

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    I noticed Duncan Holley tweeted that Lemina isnít going to Austria.

    Heís also mentioned on another thread that Hoedt is getting another chance to impress Ralph.

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    Nor is Austin. But good news everyone all the keepers are carillio hoedt cedric all the big boys are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K,Billy's supersound View Post
    Nor is Austin. But good news everyone all the keepers are carillio hoedt cedric all the big boys are.
    Cheers, K, Billy. So Austin is or isn't on the plane?

    Got any other whispers for us?

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    Not alot going on, maybe once the Austria trip is done both staff and players will have choices to make. Think we need to shift some surplus first but it's gonna be hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K,Billy's supersound View Post
    Not alot going on, maybe once the Austria trip is done both staff and players will have choices to make. Think we need to shift some surplus first but it's gonna be hard.
    Cheers mate. I think the market has been slow in general.

    I think what we will see with us is outgoings on loan towards the end of the window. Hopefully, Ralph might have some players surprise him whilst training in Austria.

    My hope (wishful thinking) is that people that don't travel might have moves imminent, but I'd be surprised.

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    Austria squad confirmed:

    Southampton's squad for the pre-season training camp in Austria has been confirmed.

    Ralph Hasenhuttl is taking a 26-man group to the Montafon region of Austria today, as the team embarks on the next stage of its preparations for the new Premier League season.

    Saints will take part in a week of intensive training before finishing the trip with a friendly against Austrian Bundesliga side SCR Altach on Sunday at 3pm local time (2pm BST).

    A small number of the first-team squad will remain at Staplewood Campus this week, continuing a full training programme, before re-joining the rest of squad when they return from Austria.

    The squad for the trip to Austria, which includes a number of international players who are returning to the fold, is as follows...

    • Angus Gunn
    • Alex McCarthy
    • Fraser Forster
    • Harry Lewis
    • Yan Valery
    • Cťdric
    • Maya Yoshida
    • Jannik Vestergaard
    • Jack Stephens
    • Jan Bednarek
    • Wesley Hoedt
    • Christoph Klarer
    • Ryan Bertrand
    • Jake Vokins
    • Pierre-Emile HÝjbjerg
    • Oriol Romeu
    • James Ward-Prowse
    • Will Smallbone
    • Mohamed Elyounoussi
    • Josh Sims
    • Nathan Redmond
    • Shane Long
    • Danny Ings
    • Che Adams
    • Michael Obafemi
    • Dan N’Lundulu
    Source: https://www.southamptonfc.com/news/2...ning-camp-2019

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    So that means...

    - Charlie Austin
    - Mario Lemina
    - Sam Gallagher
    - Jordy Clasie
    - Harrison Reed

    All left behind.

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    so he isn't going ?
    Apart from Lemina, Boufal , Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Armstrong View Post
    So that means...

    - Charlie Austin
    - Mario Lemina
    - Sam Gallagher
    - Jordy Clasie
    - Harrison Reed

    All left behind.
    And no Guido Carrillo!

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    No Djenepo, can only mean he is on his way ouy.

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    Armstrong not there we well


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    No Djenepo, can only mean he is on his way ouy.
    Still taking part in the African Cup of Nations, Mali play Ivory Coast today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Armstrong View Post
    So that means...

    - Charlie Austin
    - Mario Lemina
    - Sam Gallagher
    - Jordy Clasie
    - Harrison Reed

    All left behind.
    By my reckoning;

    - Ramsay
    - Reed
    - Clasie
    - Lemina
    - Slattery
    - Armstrong
    - Hesketh
    - Boufal (AFCON)
    - Austin
    - Gallagher
    - Carrillo

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    Armstrong has food poisoning.

    @AdamBlackmore: #saintsfc Stuart Armstrong not going after suffering food poisoning
    Austin, Lemina, Carrillo & Gallagher notable absentees
    Slattery also not included - nor are Reed, Hesketh & McQueen

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    1. Central midfield could do with a signing

    2. We have so many average CBs and surely cannot sign another without letting one or two leave (easier said than done).

    3. Fullback cover needs addressing

    4. Likes of Reed, Hesketh, Gallagher etc clearly have no future so hopefully we can generate a little more cash from them.

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    Unfortunately, the tone of what I'm hearing is that Ralph is reluctantly having a look at Hoedt and some others, mainly because we have so many CB's already and we are finding it difficult to shift so we can't afford to sign another.

    Pretty rubbish situation. My belief is that unless we see significant outgoings in the likes of Cedirc, Hoedt, Carillo, Boufal etc, then we will not see any further incoming.

    It's frustrating because that means we go into next season still horrifically short at CB in terms of quality, but this is the pain of assembling such an expensive and rubbish squad over the course or 3 windows. That's why I'm as baffled as anyone as to why Ross is still around, should have been held as accountable as Les.

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    Surprised by the omission of Slattery but inclusion on Smallbone. I'm guessing that points to a loan for Slattery, unless he has a knock.

    I'm not surprised that Ralph is looking at the players we have...nobody else will and it's pretty obvious that we can't keep adding players to a huge squad - there's 26 travelling and 11 staying behind and on any analysis a 1st team squad of 37 is as bloated as Charlie Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    Unfortunately, the tone of what I'm hearing is that Ralph is reluctantly having a look at Hoedt and some others, mainly because we have so many CB's already and we are finding it difficult to shift so we can't afford to sign another.

    Pretty rubbish situation. My belief is that unless we see significant outgoings in the likes of Cedirc, Hoedt, Carillo, Boufal etc, then we will not see any further incoming.

    It's frustrating because that means we go into next season still horrifically short at CB in terms of quality, but this is the pain of assembling such an expensive and rubbish squad over the course or 3 windows. That's why I'm as baffled as anyone as to why Ross is still around, should have been held as accountable as Les.

    You are saying we are going next season short at CB like it starts tomorrow. We will sign a CB!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    Unfortunately, the tone of what I'm hearing is that Ralph is reluctantly having a look at Hoedt and some others, mainly because we have so many CB's already and we are finding it difficult to shift so we can't afford to sign another.
    If that was true why didnt the same apply with the two attackers we have signed?
    For Hoedt, Cedric, Stephens read Gallagher, Austin, Carillo

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    Unfortunately, the tone of what I'm hearing is that Ralph is reluctantly having a look at Hoedt and some others, mainly because we have so many CB's already and we are finding it difficult to shift so we can't afford to sign another.

    Pretty rubbish situation. My belief is that unless we see significant outgoings in the likes of Cedirc, Hoedt, Carillo, Boufal etc, then we will not see any further incoming.

    It's frustrating because that means we go into next season still horrifically short at CB in terms of quality, but this is the pain of assembling such an expensive and rubbish squad over the course or 3 windows. That's why I'm as baffled as anyone as to why Ross is still around, should have been held as accountable as Les.
    Sorry but I don't believe we won't bring in someone in defence.

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    Surprised there is a place for Elyounoussi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Sorry but I don't believe we won't bring in someone in defence.
    Agreed - CB is a priority and I'm sure we will get one.

    Then with the likes of a CDM, RB, CAM, I think these are 'bonus' positions and we'll need to shift players before we bring anyone in (Cedric, Lemina etc).

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    Looking at surprising inclusions Smallbone, N'Lundulu and Klarer are interesting. Has Klarer come on more than Alfie Jones, perhaps? Hoedt is another surprise but presumably because we haven't signed a new CB yet whereas Carillo isn't as we have new forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suewhistle View Post
    Looking at surprising inclusions Smallbone, N'Lundulu and Klarer are interesting. Has Klarer come on more than Alfie Jones, perhaps? Hoedt is another surprise but presumably because we haven't signed a new CB yet whereas Carillo isn't as we have new forwards.
    All those academy lads are worthy inclusions. Happy to see them get a shot.

    I’m a little surprised Tyreke Johnson isn’t on the plane.

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    Incidentally, will we be getting any reports from AlpineSaint? He can be a bit doom and gloom but on the ground reports are always interesting.

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