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10 hours ago, Matthew Le God said:

What an easy job that is - all done, dusted and crossing the ether while still sat in your Jim-jams and still coffee in your cup! 
Just shows what little attention the hack has paid to Ralph’s preferred player profile.
Still always good to keep abreast of what life insurance and solar panel deals are available to me locally. 😁

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On 20/07/2020 at 14:20, S-Clarke said:

Gareth Bale's situation is a strange one. He's clearly never going to play at Real Madrid as himself and Zidanne are always at loggerheads, doesn't even get in the match day squads.

Yet his agent is now saying that he isn't leaving Real Madrid because no one will be able to pay what he earns, and how he's 'happy' and settled at Madrid - even if he doesn't play any games?

Has Gareth completely fallen out of love with football and is just going to enjoy the mega money and not do anything until his contract runs out?

He should just admit defeat in his Zidanne showdown, leave the club and take a pay cut to join another top club. There would be countless takers if he was willing to take a pay cut, but as I said, maybe playing football isn't important to him anymore.

Why would he want to go anywhere at 31 he has a contract paying him reputedly £450k per week until 2022.

Having bumped into him at the Vale Resort last Autumn, Wales were playing at home and it’s the accommodation for both the Rugby and Footie when playing in Cardiff - good luck to him is all I can say. 

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3 minutes ago, Saint_clark said:

Wonder if we're due any extra from the Mane or Van Dijk deals now they've won the league 

Think it’s around £2.5m

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1 hour ago, Saint_clark said:

Wonder if we're due any extra from the Mane or Van Dijk deals now they've won the league 

Five ex-Saints collected Premier League winners' medals last night. That must be some type of record.

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On 23/07/2020 at 05:21, John Boy Saint said:

Why would he want to go anywhere at 31 he has a contract paying him reputedly £450k per week until 2022.

Having bumped into him at the Vale Resort last Autumn, Wales were playing at home and it’s the accommodation for both the Rugby and Footie when playing in Cardiff - good luck to him is all I can say. 

Dunno, but getting £450k a week it gets to the point where you’re just so rich that a few mil here and there doesn’t really make any difference.

Surely he wants to play football again before he’s too old? 

Don’t know him so I don’t know his motivations.

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3 minutes ago, OttawaSaint said:

Don’t know him so I don’t know his motivations.

Golf and Wales, I believe..

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Just now, Shroppie said:

This is the Express. Since when were we interested in past-it, injury-prone overpaid has-beens?

The 1990s

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1 hour ago, OttawaSaint said:

Dunno, but getting £450k a week it gets to the point where you’re just so rich that a few mil here and there doesn’t really make any difference.

Surely he wants to play football again before he’s too old? 

Don’t know him so I don’t know his motivations.

Yeah that’s how I see it. Sure he’s within his rights to sit tight & gather his pay but surely he must have so much money that it’s an irrelevance at this point beyond an ego thing. Maybe all he wants to do is play golf and play a couple of games for Wales. Fair enough but as a someone who loves football that seems a waste.

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3 hours ago, suewhistle said:

Golf and Wales, I believe..

See my post on the Meeting/Experiences with Saints players thread and you're right!

It was a few years ago though when I used to meet him. 

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12 hours ago, Baird of the land said:

Yeah that’s how I see it. Sure he’s within his rights to sit tight & gather his pay but surely he must have so much money that it’s an irrelevance at this point beyond an ego thing. Maybe all he wants to do is play golf and play a couple of games for Wales. Fair enough but as a someone who loves football that seems a waste.

Guillem Balagué has done some good write ups on it, worth scouting out from the BBC if you're interested. Bale would have left last season only for Real to change the terms of the deal at the last minute. In short now he's well paid, his family is settled in Madrid and he has a nice life. I expect there is a bit of a f*ck you Madrid/Zidane attitude going on too with the stubbornness. When people question is he still has the motivated by football just look at him when he throws on a Wales shirt, absolute world beater!

 

If he fancies a Keegan-esque last hurrah I think we would all love it but there doesn't seem to be much to suggest he'll move on until the end of his contract.

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Wanyama and Taider in action for Montréal Impact tonight vs Orlando in the last 16 of the “MLS is back” tournament.

- Taider with 3 goals in 3 games

- Non-stop racket! 😉

- Allez Montréal!!!

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2 hours ago, Lord Duckhunter said:

Wtf is Wanyama doing playing in a pub league ? 

Dunno, but he was terrible tonight. He should be absolutely bossing this league. Thierry Henry has a huge job on his hands to get the Impact playing. Lacking fitness, discipline and bravery. Really poor show.

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I was interested to see how Sam Gallagher was getting on at Blackburn as I haven't heard much about him. I always thought that he had the attributes to be a fine player, but something was missing. It appears that whatever that was, it remains hidden. Not a disastrous year at Blackburn but not quite what they were hoping for. This article gives a good overview, although the comments at the end are less subtle in their feedback on his performances  ........

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/18265810.5m-question-rovers-wanting-sam-gallagher/

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1 minute ago, WALK DMC said:

I was interested to see how Sam Gallagher was getting on at Blackburn as I haven't heard much about him. I always thought that he had the attributes to be a fine player, but something was missing. It appears that whatever that was, it remains hidden. Not a disastrous year at Blackburn but not quite what they were hoping for. This article gives a good overview, although the comments at the end are less subtle in their feedback on his performances  ........

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/18265810.5m-question-rovers-wanting-sam-gallagher/

He looks about 10 years older...!

Rovers attacker Sam Gallagher has scored four times since his move from Southampton

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"Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said "another Liverpool legend" had left the club"

☺️"Legend" !!!!!

If Lovrens a legend then Liverpool really have become B&M Bargains..............that quote has made me laugh more than when he missed that decisive penalty.

 

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1 hour ago, John Boy Saint said:

"Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said "another Liverpool legend" had left the club"

☺️"Legend" !!!!!

If Lovrens a legend then Liverpool really have become B&M Bargains..............that quote has made me laugh more than when he missed that decisive penalty.

 

His English is good but needs improvement. He meant to say 'Bellend'

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3 hours ago, John Boy Saint said:

"Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said "another Liverpool legend" had left the club"

☺️"Legend" !!!!!

If Lovrens a legend then Liverpool really have become B&M Bargains..............that quote has made me laugh more than when he missed that decisive penalty.

 

Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley will be turning in their graves. What a load of shite

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On 29/07/2014 at 07:29, adrian lord said:

6 years thread anniversary. Shaw has come through much adversity, hats off to him.

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Sounds like Koeman is going to be the next Barcelona scapegoat manager.

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What a weird signing, fortunately it was only on loan. The last of Ross' terrible recruitment.

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I remember he was deployed at LB at the start of the season, and he looked full of it - power, pace etc. But absolutely hopeless positional sense.

That didn't change, and he was never used at CB because he was a disaster in his natural position at this level. I think he was someone Ralph knew and believed he could polish, but clearly not...if Vestergaard is in front of you then you know you're shit.

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5 hours ago, HarvSFC said:

What a weird signing, fortunately it was only on loan. The last of Ross' terrible recruitment.

It wasn't a weird signing, it was a really cheap punt to see if we could unearth something. It didn't work out but it was worth a go. 

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On 18/08/2020 at 20:50, hypochondriac said:

It wasn't a weird signing, it was a really cheap punt to see if we could unearth something. It didn't work out but it was worth a go. 

Yep agreed

I’d be happy to go for a couple of those type signings every year.

Same goes for Juanmi etc, if it comes off great- if not then hopefully low wages mean we can get off books fairly easily. 
Only need that one to come off and we can get a £30m+ asset!

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On 18/08/2020 at 20:50, hypochondriac said:

It wasn't a weird signing, it was a really cheap punt to see if we could unearth something. It didn't work out but it was worth a go. 

Yep agreed

I’d be happy to go for a couple of those type signings every year.

Same goes for Juanmi etc, if it comes off great- if not then hopefully low wages mean we can get off books fairly easily. 
Only need that one to come off and we can get a £30m+ asset!

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2 minutes ago, trousers said:

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Oh ffs. They should just have some sort of steamy homoerotic gangbang in the Liverpool dressing room and get it over with. This is the cringiest thing I've seen in months. 

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8 minutes ago, trousers said:

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Personally, I think that's absolute class from Henderson.

Captain for the Premier League Champions

Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year

Henderson has pedigree, he's one of the top midfielders in the world at the moment, for him to speak so highly of Lovern says allot.

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15 minutes ago, trousers said:

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FFS and in public too! Hendo obviously hated Lalla as he didn't get a breathless letter when he left the dippers :D

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Embarrassing for him if that letter is true 😄

Surely could have just picked up the phone or taken him for a few beers instead.

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I have to say despite him being a bit of a cockwomble especially in the way he left us, I wouldn't be surprised that letter is true, as when we met him after a Saints pre season match a few years back, he came across as a very nice chap, happy to chat like old friends while quite a few of the other players we eager to get on the bus, despite only a handful of Saints fans being present. 

Paper looks a bit sparse to be genuine...........but then I guess when you can spend gazillions on a player, a few reams of different bespoke paper for every occasion is a bobbins expense. 

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1 hour ago, Charlie Wayman said:

Probably a fake written to take the piss especially as it has been "leaked". Don't believe a word of it.

 

1 hour ago, skintsaint said:

Embarrassing for him if that letter is true 😄

 

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