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In light of the recent resurrection of a thread claiming Ralph should F Off, I was considering my own history of bad opinions relating to Saints. I think it would give us all a sense of clarity to get these off our chests and move past them.

My personal regret is my unmoving opinion in the late 2000's that Simon Gillett was the perfect partner for Schneiderlin and would help us roar through the leagues. Didn't quite pan out like that...

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Such a brilliant idea for a thread.  Of the current squad I admit to having written Fraser Forster off for a second time before his latest renaissance.  From the dim and distant past I remember my cocky 17 year old self ranting at the pointlessness of re-signing Mick Channon. Somewhere in between I got massively over-excited at the prospect of those Dutch coaches we had in the late noughties (Poortvliet and Wotte)

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  • Broja would be fine - he's great
  • Armstrong would be great - he's probably fine but certainly has had a rough start
  • Ings was a poor signing - he was not
  • Lemina would have a better post saints career than Hojbjerg
  • Forster being nailed down on a long term deal was great business as his good form in 2016 would last forever

Those are the ones that immediately spring to mind. I'm sure there are more.

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36 minutes ago, SuperSAINT said:

I thought Clasie would be good. (Despite the obvious lack of physical attributes)

Likewise, olso thought Boufal would be the new Mané.

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At the time of being linked with Elyonoussi, I described him as a quick/pacy player who will add speed to our attack. I obviously watched the wrong player at Basel.

To be fair he's somewhat redeemed himself this year, but he's probably the slowest number 10 we have!

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Just now, danjosaint said:

After seeing Chambers keeping out Clyne and was so good against Chelsea when Ashley Cole was there , i was convinced he would become England captain 

Someone who posts on here claimed he was the new Bobby Moore so i wouldn't worry too much.

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21 minutes ago, Saints foreva said:

I thought our lineup this evening would fail horribly....

I don't think you were alone, I was really annoyed when I saw it but fair play, Ralph got it spot on and the players coming in did really well! 

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I thought we should keep Bertrand rather than let him go. I fully acknowledged we would improve with a fitter set of full backs but I didn't realise how much - and we haven't missed Bertrand for even one second this season!

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3 hours ago, The Cat said:

Another one was going to that Norwich (?) home game under Portvliet when we played some outrageous attacking football. I was so taken by it I thought we'd have a great season.

I remember Derby away the same season, I think it was only a 1-0 win but we were superb that afternoon and I couldn't see what would go wrong...

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Why are we signing Bertrand? It’s outrageous we sell Shaw and replace him with someone who did so little at Villa!

Signing Kevin Phillips? Jesus we’ve really arrived!

All the dross from 04/05: we’ll be alright now we’ve got these lot!

Didn’t appreciate how good S.Armstrong would be. He exceeded expectations on a way Delgado failed to

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I did have underwhelming reactions to Bertrand I think. We'd sold Shaw for £30m and signed a replacement on loan etc etc. (who was relegated the previous season). He certainly was great for us for 2 years, but pretty shit for the remainder of his contract though.

and I can remember having a mini meltdown with us missing out on Brandon Williams, that aged well.

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We've spunked our record transfer fee (of £7m) on Jay Rodriguez, how underwhelming.

JWP is shit and you can see the potential but he's so weak that a gust of wind could blow him over.

We'll beat Arsenal in the 2003 FA Cup Final because they'll be pissed off about losing the league to Man United.

That pinstripe Liverpool style home kit (2012-13 season) is beautiful and we're right to ditch the stripes. I think I'll spend £42 on it to celebrate us coming back up (the sponsor pealed off and the neck was too tight. I still like the shirt tbh but i threw it out ages ago).

 

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