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Harry Winks anyone?

 

Not sure Spurs will have any midfielders left if they let him go. No chance.

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Celtic keen on taking Wanyama on loan apparently. We should hijack that. Could do with his muscle in midfield

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The one that I find most concerning is the talk over a year ago of a full review of our internal structure after Les Reed went and talk of splitting his role. We changed the manager, results improved and nothing happened. No one came in, if there was a restructure it was to give Ross Wilson more power, it was only when Wilson left that we were forced into action, I don't think Crocker has started yet so we have no one in any senior position at the club with any clue about football. it kind of suggests that Goa Is happy just to stay in the league doing the minimum possible to do so.

 

Exactly and I avoided saying any more due to being perceived as cynical enough but a big gripe of mine (many I hold with Gao) is he sheds staff to free to the wages bill without any intention of replacing yet the PR agencies profess differently hence the links. It took a year to replace Reed. Ross Wilson is blurred as he is either DOF or RECRUITMENT. Now, we have neither until Crocker starts (again, nothing on date as to when. Mushrooms us fans, left in the dark) but we also claimed to be getting new coaches, player trading expert as well as defenders. Burac was even cited but this was likely too good to be true but what an addition and show of intention/ambition it would be.....which is exactly why I knew it would be more fan social engineering. It's ludicrous how the club PR machine now works and how deceitful and dishonest it has become. Just be honest and respectful to the fans. They show their devotion enough and we've not had much to celebrate. Of course Gao wants to do the minimum possible. Hence why I want him out and he's the worst type of owner. Begs the question, why did he even buy the club? What were his intentions unless it was merely the location of the port and waterside develop and casinos and cargo trade links with China, hence the state involvement but I am digressing.

 

Sign some good players please......ideally defenders!!!

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Egg...listen up. Read Gordon's long post, and take it all in. It is succinct, and gives you plenty of examples of the Club taking us for mugs. Show a bit of a respect for a well thought out offering.

 

Thank you. Hard to be succinct when I have to show multiple articles and explain why I linked them. Post Leicester defeat and Quincy Promes assurances to the fans were made to newspapers and emanated from SFC. They don't have to say "I promise" and no club ever will in an article during a transfer window but if you see a club saying so in the press throughout Jan, please link it. ;o)

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Celtic keen on taking Wanyama on loan apparently. We should hijack that. Could do with his muscle in midfield

 

Wanyama is past it and injury prone. No thanks. Concentrate on new and promising talent. I'd like someone like Gbamin of Everton, Ndidi of Leicester or Denis Zakaria of Vestergaard's old club. Give em the lanky totem pole back and part swap him for Denis.

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Wanyama is past it and injury prone. No thanks. Concentrate on new and promising talent. I'd like someone like Gbamin of Everton, Ndidi of Leicester or Denis Zakaria of Vestergaard's old club. Give em the lanky totem pole back and part swap him for Denis.

 

He's 28 and had a bad run of form and injuries.

 

So had Danny Ings. We don't get experience with players at the top of their game. Wanyama still has plenty of career ahead of him he just needs a move.

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He's 28 and had a bad run of form and injuries.

 

So had Danny Ings. We don't get experience with players at the top of their game. Wanyama still has plenty of career ahead of him he just needs a move.

 

"28"

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He's 28 and had a bad run of form and injuries.

 

So had Danny Ings. We don't get experience with players at the top of their game. Wanyama still has plenty of career ahead of him he just needs a move.

 

Wanyama can't be finished at 28. He's had niggly injuries but nothing Ings esque. I suspect he's short of match fitness and confidence, but I'd have him as another option in midfield if he's available.

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That is subjective, what I read was tedious and just read as a lot of complaining about things people do not fully understand.

 

I did not see much that was 'interesting', I saw a lot of ignorance. This is a transfer thread, it's clearly supposed to be about discussing transfer rumours and potential incomings/outgoings, not the clubs PR record.

 

Coming the to the thread, seeing there are 4 new pages and then seeing it's people waffling on about meaningless crap is a waste of time, go put it in another thread IMO, all this crap about PR should be cleaned out of this thread because its off topic.

 

It isn't off topic, read it properly, it's talking about past transfer windows and how the club have linked lots of names but then failed to sign any of them.

 

So what's your view of the past 3-4 January transfer windows? Because it seems a lot of people are, rightly, looking at our historical performance over a period of several years to base what 2020's performance is likely to be.

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This. Trying to say it's not off topic because it's vaguely transfer-window related is stretching things … clearly most people see this thread title and want rumours, news, whatever, not pages of tedious arguments. Want to argue about club PR? Start another thread.

 

Of course, it would help if one of the people arguing wasn't the a moderator meant to be keeping threads on topic ...

 

Maybe the moderator also understands that discussion the clubs previous performance during transfer windows is very relevant to transfer window threads. Just because you and a few don't like it and want lots of copy and pastes from twitter such as

 

@luigidelrosso I understand Southampton have enquired about koulibaly

 

and everyone beating themselves off about it being a real statement of intent/not true/unlikely it doesn't make any of what has been said irrelevant.

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Wanyama was one of our very best players since promotion but he'd be an expensive way to upset the decent midfield we've got going with Hojbjerg and JWP.

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How much is Wanyama on at Spuds? If he could recapture the form he had for us before he moved then he'd be worth it.

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How much is Wanyama on at Spuds? If he could recapture the form he had for us before he moved then he'd be worth it.

 

I know he's had lots of injuries but has he played at all for the stiffs? I'm sure if we're at all interested there will be people in-the-know wrt his fitness. He certainly doesn't fit the recent Southampton 'model' of signings but maybe that's out of the window anyway now.

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I know he's had lots of injuries but has he played at all for the stiffs? I'm sure if we're at all interested there will be people in-the-know wrt his fitness. He certainly doesn't fit the recent Southampton 'model' of signings but maybe that's out of the window anyway now.

 

what, being f-ing terrible? I think he would fit right in...

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I think there is a fans forum tonight with Semmens and Hasenhuttl so hopefully there will be something of an update in that - will be interesting if there is a shift from RH's certainty that we will be active.

 

Should also find out when Crocker starts...assuming those attending ask intelligent questions...

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I loved Wanyama when he was on his game for us, him and Morgan in our midfield were a superb partnership.

 

However, the way our midfield now play under Ralph is different to the Koeman era - it's all about legs and stamina. Can't see Wanyama bringing that to us, especially if it's true about his knees.

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I think there is a fans forum tonight with Semmens and Hasenhuttl so hopefully there will be something of an update in that - will be interesting if there is a shift from RH's certainty that we will be active.

 

Should also find out when Crocker starts...assuming those attending ask intelligent questions...

 

Surely it'll be more about when we can have Carling on tap, why are pies are so hot, and the LGBT representative will ask when we are going to introduce gender fluid training tops.

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Interesting isn't it. Its not often you find a player that goes downhill at such a young age as 28. It's an affliction which I've seen from some other East African players too. They also tend to be unbelievable for the youth teams too. Curious.

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Wanyama was one of our very best players since promotion but he'd be an expensive way to upset the decent midfield we've got going with Hojbjerg and JWP.

 

Really not sure they can play at the same intensity for the rest of the season without a rest or decent back up

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Surely it'll be more about when we can have Carling on tap, why are pies are so hot, and the LGBT representative will ask when we are going to introduce gender fluid training tops.

 

Your going then....

 

 

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Lookman is being heavily linked with Newcastle - loan with option to buy. I’d be surprised if we’re not interested in having a “look” at this “man” (I’ll get me coat...) given his history with hassenhuttl.

 

Appreciate it’s not a priority position for us but a loan at this point is relatively small beans (assuming we have any beans that is!!j

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Corporate treats customers with less respect than they expect, shocker. Doesn’t make it right but also is not unique to Southampton.

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Your going then....

 

 

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LOL, top banta Ron.

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Please stop with with the Wanyama talk. According to a spurs mate he is completely crocked. Wont ever be the same again and certainly wont reach the fitness required to play in our midfield.

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Please stop with with the Wanyama talk. According to a spurs mate he is completely crocked. Wont ever be the same again and certainly wont reach the fitness required to play in our midfield.

 

£15m bid going in then....

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Definition of insanity , one who keeps doing the same things expecting different outcomes. Example, Toussaint repeatedly returning to this thread expecting to read some transfer news.

 

Definition of insanity is going through a 5th (or more?) Gao transfer window and actually expecting a transfer in general!! Do you not look at history and learn from it? This football club is powered by optimism and delusion. I prefer them to our current shirt sponsors

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That is subjective, what I read was tedious and just read as a lot of complaining about things people do not fully understand.

 

I did not see much that was 'interesting', I saw a lot of ignorance. This is a transfer thread, it's clearly supposed to be about discussing transfer rumours and potential incomings/outgoings, not the clubs PR record.

 

Coming the to the thread, seeing there are 4 new pages and then seeing it's people waffling on about meaningless crap is a waste of time, go put it in another thread IMO, all this crap about PR should be cleaned out of this thread because its off topic.

 

Oh you’re a barrel of laughs. I bet you’re one of those people who are still on Facebook then complain when people post holiday photos. “I can’t harmony and can’t abide civilised discourse!” Lol If you’re struggling to grasp the concept of social media, try Craig’s list. Or another options if dissident opinions offend you, don’t go on social media, doofus.

 

Incidentally, the club PR record is entirely embedded in the transfer window and absolutely to do with the January transfer window thread just for clarification but thanks for your right wing / Draconian view on differing opinion & freedom of choice. The reason we haven’t signed in consecutive transfer windows is because the club may possibly mislead but that’s speculative of course. To some, the club only sign players after making pinky promises (pinky promise sounds a bit like Quincy Promes! Lol) and they never, ever drip feed rumours and definitely not to The Telegraph or Jezza. ;o)

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This. Trying to say it's not off topic because it's vaguely transfer-window related is stretching things … clearly most people see this thread title and want rumours, news, whatever, not pages of tedious arguments. Want to argue about club PR? Start another thread.

 

Of course, it would help if one of the people arguing wasn't the a moderator meant to be keeping threads on topic ...

 

To be fair, the most tedious and irritating part of this thread is the people complaining that it’s not on topic. Now there are pages of senseless whining which is hollow and devoid of substance. Errrrr, and off topic. I wanted to come on and read about Saints potential transfers and discuss some old comments made by the club relating to this transfer window.

 

Oh, wait!!!

 

Errrr, also, all of these topic bigots are actually off topic so can we just sensor their views as they’re not the same as mine? Fin fact, I came onto here with a certain expectation of comments and I haven’t been satisfied the direction in which the conversation has taken since I want to read plain delusion and false rumour links so could this be rectified please mods? Perhaps everything from page 3 removed if you don’t mind?! (I’m clearly joking because I don’t mind other people having an opinion or discussing a more left field angle unlike some of the massive bells on this website!!) Lol I bet half of them wanted a second referendum. ;o)

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He's 28 and had a bad run of form and injuries.

 

So had Danny Ings. We don't get experience with players at the top of their game. Wanyama still has plenty of career ahead of him he just needs a move.

 

Fair enough but I just think he’s one of those players that we have to sell by date and there was a reason why he wasn’t playing Macbeth, ask yourself that. As I say l, it’s only my opinion and he used to be a really good bulldozer (like Viafara) but I don’t think he has all that much to offer now.

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And Ndidi? Really? I mean while we're at it just sign Leicester's whole midfield.

 

Wouldn’t be a bad idea. Look where they are in the table. Liverpool signed most of our team and look where they are in the table

 

;) Apparently we tried to sign Maddison. You know things have slipped & the diligence, ambition & quality have fallen away from your club when your club board is full of people with no interest or idea about football & the best they can manage is to boast about players they didn’t manage to sign.

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It isn't off topic, read it properly, it's talking about past transfer windows and how the club have linked lots of names but then failed to sign any of them.

 

So what's your view of the past 3-4 January transfer windows? Because it seems a lot of people are, rightly, looking at our historical performance over a period of several years to base what 2020's performance is likely to be.

 

I wouldn’t worry about it too much Turkish. Some appreciate your efforts but certain people either have an agenda or they “wanna make America great again”, if you catch my drift.

 

A few of the comments on here people are a little alarming in their essence. It’s amazing & saddening how we can smash an atom but not a prejudice.

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I know he's had lots of injuries but has he played at all for the stiffs? I'm sure if we're at all interested there will be people in-the-know wrt his fitness. He certainly doesn't fit the recent Southampton 'model' of signings but maybe that's out of the window anyway now.

 

Gao won’t replace back room staff on 40k a year. He certainly won’t bring in a player on double that a week. Does anyone realise how much we paid as a loan fee for Kevin Danso? Ridiculous amount. 3 1/2 million for a loan fee. Seems every club sees us coming. We really need some football people on our board to oversee and prevent us wasting any more money. Cynicism aside I’m not even joking but I wouldn’t put it past us to sign a player trading expert in February. He’ll probably be given a lift by Matt Crocker

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I think there is a fans forum tonight with Semmens and Hasenhuttl so hopefully there will be something of an update in that - will be interesting if there is a shift from RH's certainty that we will be active.

 

Should also find out when Crocker starts...assuming those attending ask intelligent questions...

 

I want to go to one of those these days just to test if they’re not preprepared questions and pointless. I have a few testing questions to ask and will see if they come back to me. That’s a proper acid test of a fan forum. Lol

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Fair enough but I just think he’s one of those players that we have to sell by date and there was a reason why he wasn’t playing Macbeth, ask yourself that. As I say l, it’s only my opinion and he used to be a really good bulldozer (like Viafara) but I don’t think he has all that much to offer now.

 

I clearly typed “he is a player past his sell by date” and predictive decided to have a bit of a Shakespeare moment!! Lol Being too tactful with that response. He is sh*t now and his legs are gone but I didn’t wanna be brutal. I l’ll save that for the people twisting our melons man!! Lol

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Not transfer news on our front, but it might inadvertently be good for us - Palace are set to secure the loan signings of Cenk Tosun and Kyle Walker-Peters. Palace have been looking to add a right back to their squad, and have been one of the teams linked with Maehle, so them going for Walker-Peters (who we have been looking to sign too, but Spurs only want to loan him out) is a positive - one less team interested.

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Is Maehle actually any good? Other than his link to Saints I've never heard of him - but then I don't take much notice of European football.

Also despite our recent good form - I'm still convinced that our most pressing need is a CB. The club are talking about left and right backs. I've seen enough balls bounce around inside our six yard box whilst a bunch of headless chickens panic and try to fly hack it to safety, to think that a CB is still the most important position to fill.

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Is Maehle actually any good? Other than his link to Saints I've never heard of him - but then I don't take much notice of European football.

Also despite our recent good form - I'm still convinced that our most pressing need is a CB. The club are talking about left and right backs. I've seen enough balls bounce around inside our six yard box whilst a bunch of headless chickens panic and try to fly hack it to safety, to think that a CB is still the most important position to fill.

 

i think the issue at full back is cover - at cb we have some average players who improve with settled side and game time - if one is injured in comes maya and the same happens. If bertrand or cedric is injured its a big problem. Something is up with valery and it means one injury in these areas would destabilise us much more than at cb. Youre not wrong that we need better cbs but i dont think its as likely to bugger our season as an injury at cb is (ps yes i have seen vestergard play haha so i only just managed to type the above)

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Not transfer news on our front, but it might inadvertently be good for us - Palace are set to secure the loan signings of Cenk Tosun and Kyle Walker-Peters. Palace have been looking to add a right back to their squad, and have been one of the teams linked with Maehle, so them going for Walker-Peters (who we have been looking to sign too, but Spurs only want to loan him out) is a positive - one less team interested.

 

Surprised they're loaning him out, they have a bit of a full back shortage don't they? Never replaced Trippier in the summer - Aurier and KWP are their only recognised RBs, with Ben Davies (injured) and Danny Rose (awful) at LB. I suppose Mourinho is going to play a couple of games with CBs at full back and then complain that the board isn't supporting him and try to force them to buy him someone expensive and past it.

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Surprised they're loaning him out, they have a bit of a full back shortage don't they? Never replaced Trippier in the summer - Aurier and KWP are their only recognised RBs, with Ben Davies (injured) and Danny Rose (awful) at LB. I suppose Mourinho is going to play a couple of games with CBs at full back and then complain that the board isn't supporting him and try to force them to buy him someone expensive and past it.

 

Well they have Dier that can play there and Sissoko at a pinch (although he's now injured) and I think they've tried Foyth there recently (unsuccessfully) but maybe they're looking to bring someone in.

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Surprised they're loaning him out, they have a bit of a full back shortage don't they? Never replaced Trippier in the summer - Aurier and KWP are their only recognised RBs, with Ben Davies (injured) and Danny Rose (awful) at LB. I suppose Mourinho is going to play a couple of games with CBs at full back and then complain that the board isn't supporting him and try to force them to buy him someone expensive and past it.
Wonder why Valery hasn't featured for us much [emoji102]

 

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Wonder why Valery hasn't featured for us much [emoji102]

 

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Spurs-supporting mate always asks about him....

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Spurs-supporting mate always asks about him....

 

If Spurs buy him and we get millions for him then we're laughing, alot. I have no idea in what universe Spurs would think he's a good option for them at all. He needs some time lower league.

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If Spurs buy him and we get millions for him then we're laughing, alot. I have no idea in what universe Spurs would think he's a good option for them at all. He needs some time lower league.

 

Can’t imagine they would want him, but we are getting to a stage where will need to sell a player for big bucks to generate the funds needed.

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Is Maehle actually any good? Other than his link to Saints I've never heard of him - but then I don't take much notice of European football.

Also despite our recent good form - I'm still convinced that our most pressing need is a CB. The club are talking about left and right backs. I've seen enough balls bounce around inside our six yard box whilst a bunch of headless chickens panic and try to fly hack it to safety, to think that a CB is still the most important position to fill.

 

Agreed but Bednarek and Stephens have formed a partnership and understanding and I don't think Ralph wants to upset that. I understand that and we may be better served bringing in a much better quality CB in the summer. Definitely need full backs as RB is our weak area and with only Bertrand as the recognised LB (an utterly outrageous risk by the club), we definitely need cover. Surprised we got through the congested Christmas period unscathed.

 

Maehle is an uknown quantity but seems to be the type of player Ralph suits. I think RH may know him which is a better sign than relying on a scouting network (or Wilson or Les when they were here) as Djenepo seems to have been a good acquisition.

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