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    Southampton keeping track of QPR starlet Eberechi Eze :
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/footb...-eberechi-eze/

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    Central Defence.

    NO EXCUSES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Central Defence.

    NO EXCUSES.
    Heh?

    More like defensive midfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Central Defence.

    NO EXCUSES.
    Defensive midfield for me. Lacking in depth and quality.

    We are weak at CB, but with the sheer number we have we can’t justify buying another one until we’ve shifted Hoedt, Stephens and possibly one more, which isn’t going to happen in January. Plus a quality DM will help take the pressure off the defence anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Central Defence.

    NO EXCUSES.
    I don’t think we will be buying an 8th CB somehow.

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    I would like to see us bring in a LB and a CM

    both starting quality

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    We wonít bring anyone in

    There will be a few early rumours, then nothing, with a couple of released statements via the clubs chosen sources about how the market is difficult, how we need to shift players etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    We wonít bring anyone in

    There will be a few early rumours, then nothing, with a couple of released statements via the clubs chosen sources about how the market is difficult, how we need to shift players etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    Heh?

    More like defensive midfield.
    Quote Originally Posted by ErwinK1961 View Post
    Defensive midfield for me. Lacking in depth and quality.

    We are weak at CB, but with the sheer number we have we can’t justify buying another one until we’ve shifted Hoedt, Stephens and possibly one more, which isn’t going to happen in January. Plus a quality DM will help take the pressure off the defence anyway.
    Fair points raised.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I don’t think we will be buying an 8th CB somehow.
    If only one of them could be relied upon and wasn't mistake ridden.

    Obvious excuse Danso from this as he's still to feature in this position.

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    Can we moan already

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    I'd go for that Phillips at Leeds. Or Bowen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ally_uk View Post
    I'd go for that Phillips at Leeds. Or Bowen.
    What about bas dost

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    I think we'll sign Jarrod Bowen. I think we need to sign a cb and a dmc.
    I think much depends on who we shift in the next couple of days, and whether they're sales or loans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
    I think we'll sign Jarrod Bowen. I think we need to sign a cb and a dmc.
    I think much depends on who we shift in the next couple of days, and whether they're sales or loans.
    Why on earth would we spend probably £15m or thereabouts on Jarrod Bowen when he plays in the position we have the most options in?

    Answer: we won't.

    We also won't sign a CB, we have 6 already which is two more than needed.

    We do need a defensive midfielder but don't have any money unless we decide to sell Hojbjerg if he won't sign a new contract.

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    If we can get rid of a couple before the end of the month, I think we will bring one in January hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusic View Post
    Why on earth would we spend probably £15m or thereabouts on Jarrod Bowen when he plays in the position we have the most options in?

    Answer: we won't.

    We also won't sign a CB, we have 6 already which is two more than needed.

    We do need a defensive midfielder but don't have any money unless we decide to sell Hojbjerg if he won't sign a new contract.
    Bowen plays mainly on the right. Armstrong, Redmond, djenepo and Boufal all play on the left. Which is why we persist with the non-winger jwp on the right wing when playing 4 at the back. Anyway, it's just my gut feel.

    We do already have 6 centre backs, but they range from promising to mediocre to downright cr4p. Its why I would therefore like one. I did differentiate between like and think, and very much stand by this.

    And who says we can't afford a fee for a midfielder? I believe the issue is more wages, and if we do shift more in the next couple of days believe well have the funds.

    So perfectly rational opinions, thank you. No need to get so angry ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
    Bowen plays mainly on the right. Armstrong, Redmond, djenepo and Boufal all play on the left. Which is why we persist with the non-winger jwp on the right wing when playing 4 at the back. Anyway, it's just my gut feel.

    We do already have 6 centre backs, but they range from promising to mediocre to downright cr4p. Its why I would therefore like one. I did differentiate between like and think, and very much stand by this.

    And who says we can't afford a fee for a midfielder? I believe the issue is more wages, and if we do shift more in the next couple of days believe well have the funds.

    So perfectly rational opinions, thank you. No need to get so angry ...
    No anger. Just pointing out where I disagree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    We won’t bring anyone in

    There will be a few early rumours, then nothing, with a couple of released statements via the clubs chosen sources about how the market is difficult, how we need to shift players etc.
    TBF, when you look at who we've brought in in January since promotion, I'm probably okay with that; Forren, Djuricic, Elia, Carrillo, Austin and Caceres.

    Only Gabbi really made par. I will forever love him for that day out at Wembley but he didn't really set the league alight.

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    I doubt we'll bring anyone in unless something has gone terribly wrong by then.

    Bowen btw should be reasonably cheap, IIRC he is in the last year of his contract so could be like £5-6 million in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Apologies for being so early.

    Didn’t know where else to put this.

    Southampton keeping track of QPR starlet Eberechi Eze :
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/footb...-eberechi-eze/
    Might want to check the authenticity of his birth certificate judging by the picture in the article he looks a lot older than 21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    TBF, when you look at who we've brought in in January since promotion, I'm probably okay with that; Forren, Djuricic, Elia, Carrillo, Austin and Caceres.

    Only Gabbi really made par. I will forever love him for that day out at Wembley but he didn't really set the league alight.
    Mixed bag. Austin wasnít a bad signing, £4m and was okay for the first 18 months. Caceres was clearly a good player of outstanding pedigree but for some odd reason he didnít get a game. Djuricic and Elia were short term squad fillers who did what they were brought it to do. Forren was a poor signing and Carillo has been a disaster, the worst and weirdest signing in our history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Mixed bag. Austin wasn’t a bad signing, £4m and was okay for the first 18 months. Caceres was clearly a good player of outstanding pedigree but for some odd reason he didn’t get a game. Djuricic and Elia were short term squad fillers who did what they were brought it to do. Forren was a poor signing and Carillo has been a disaster, the worst and weirdest signing in our history.
    Austin was worth a punt, Caceres was only ever brought in as emergency cover for Stephens, so it was little surprise he didn’t play. I think in Les’ mind JS was the next great youth team success story and a natural replacement for Fonte. I’m more annoyed at selling our captain in January, without actually bringing anyone else in, which lead to us needing Caceres in the first place, as opposed to him as a player.

    Djuricic and Elia were just that - filler. I don’t feel they really added anything, apart from EE in one game at Newcastle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Austin was worth a punt, Caceres was only ever brought in as emergency cover for Stephens, so it was little surprise he didn’t play. I think in Les’ mind JS was the next great youth team success story and a natural replacement for Fonte. I’m more annoyed at selling our captain in January, without actually bringing anyone else in, which lead to us needing Caceres in the first place, as opposed to him as a player.

    Djuricic and Elia were just that - filler. I don’t feel they really added anything, apart from EE in one game at Newcastle.
    Itís absolutely laughable that Uruguayan international, champions league winning, 6 times Serie A winner and La Liga winner Martin Caceres was brought in as cover for Jack Frigging Stephens. If anything sums up how clueless it all got this is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Austin was worth a punt, Caceres was only ever brought in as emergency cover for Stephens, so it was little surprise he didn’t play. I think in Les’ mind JS was the next great youth team success story and a natural replacement for Fonte. I’m more annoyed at selling our captain in January, without actually bringing anyone else in, which lead to us needing Caceres in the first place, as opposed to him as a player.

    Djuricic and Elia were just that - filler. I don’t feel they really added anything, apart from EE in one game at Newcastle.
    Reed’s biggest mistake is overating so much of our academy players and giving them big fat contracts: Gallagher, Reed, Stephens, Targett...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    Reedís biggest mistake is overating so much of our academy players and giving them big fat contracts: Gallagher, Reed, Stephens, Targett...
    His biggest mistake? Not really. We just sold Targett for up to £17m and Gallagher for £5m and will probably sell Reed next summer for similar to Gallagher.

    I would say handing a new contract to Forster (twice) and signing dross like Carrillo, Hoedt, Clasie, Elyounoussi are all far, far worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevy777_x View Post
    Reedís biggest mistake is overating so much of our academy players and giving them big fat contracts: Gallagher, Reed, Stephens, Targett...
    If you think that was Reedís biggest mistake, your head has well and truly gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    If you think that was Reed’s biggest mistake, your head has well and truly gone
    This translated in a bloated squad and our inability to pay more wages to bring in better quality players.
    Yes some of our is payed 60k a week but that is nothing compared to for example Zaha at Crystal Palace...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    It’s absolutely laughable that Uruguayan international, champions league winning, 6 times Serie A winner and La Liga winner Martin Caceres was brought in as cover for Jack Frigging Stephens. If anything sums up how clueless it all got this is it.
    I can see the logic in what he was thinking; we weren't going down or making Europe so nothing to lose by giving Stephens half a season of decent experience. If he struggles, we have an experienced international on a 6 month deal as cover. Where he went laughably wrong is in thinking Stephens had anything like the ability to replace Fonte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I can see the logic in what he was thinking; we weren't going down or making Europe so nothing to lose by giving Stephens half a season of decent experience. If he struggles, we have an experienced international on a 6 month deal as cover. Where he went laughably wrong is in thinking Stephens had anything like the ability to replace Fonte.
    Stephens > Maguire> Caceres

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    Klarer > Upamecano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I don’t think we will be buying an 8th CB somehow.
    So you are not a fan of 8-1-1 then?

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    Teenage left back from Hearts linked in the Scottish Sun:

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    Unless we can shift a fair few in the next few days, I can't see us doing much at all, especially if they don't leave on permanent deals.

    Still got Hoedt, Lemina, Elyounoussi and Carrillo to get rid of. Best part of £250k a week, that's the best part of £5m between now and the transfer window opening.

    We won't bring in another CB unless we lose Stephens and Hoedt (or possibly Yoshida if he gets a chance to go abroad and he's not getting a game here). DM is clearly an issue, especially when Romeu/Hojbjerg get their inevitable suspensions...

    Once we decided on a system, it'll be easier to judge signings, but for me, this 4222 just does not suit our players, and if we persist with it, then I can't see us winning many games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Unless we can shift a fair few in the next few days, I can't see us doing much at all, especially if they don't leave on permanent deals.

    Still got Hoedt, Lemina, Elyounoussi and Carrillo to get rid of. Best part of £250k a week, that's the best part of £5m between now and the transfer window opening.

    We won't bring in another CB unless we lose Stephens and Hoedt (or possibly Yoshida if he gets a chance to go abroad and he's not getting a game here). DM is clearly an issue, especially when Romeu/Hojbjerg get their inevitable suspensions...

    Once we decided on a system, it'll be easier to judge signings, but for me, this 4222 just does not suit our players, and if we persist with it, then I can't see us winning many games.
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    Just had the pleasure of seeing Leeds v Swansea at Elland road with my Leeds supporting brother in law.
    Best and classiest player was Kelvin Phillips. He was clearly a cut above and is destined for a top club. If Saints could've him it would be great! He always seemed to have an extra second compared to everyone else. Brilliant on the ball and a super tackler!
    They play the press too,so would easily adapt to our style.
    Buy him Saints!
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    We need to be Keeping an Eye on Ruben Vargas started the season well and price will only rise if he continues his form

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    Via ed_aarons:

    Some interest from Southampton in Gent's Jonathan David. The Canadian teenager has scored 11 goals in 10 international appearances so far

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