The Premier League Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. tomw24

    tomw24 Well-Known Member

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    I've just noticed Brentford v Leicester has Hooper in the middle with Mason as VAR. I mean, that's a really good game on paper. And it's been proven that those two numpties put on a game together results in complete chaos.
     
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  2. Ian Thumwood

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    They would do better poacing Scott Parker from Bournemouth.
     
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  3. Lemons and Oranges

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    And I bet John Westwood's ancestors were still ringing that bell. Of course, In those days the bell was to warn people about catching nasty diseases. No change there, then
     
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  4. tomw24

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    Yeah but he's only just joined them - he wouldn't be interested.
     
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  5. Le Tissier's Laces

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    They won't, but he would, come on. The chance to take over at the richest club in the world? Double his salary? Course he would.
     
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  6. tomw24

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    Yeah wrong choice of words. He would be interested but I still don't think he would leave Bournemouth so soon after joining them.
     
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  7. Saintmagic

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    Why isn’t Ralph being mentioned for the Newcastle job?
     
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  8. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Bruce has left, in the least surprising thing ever.
     
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  9. tomw24

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    Only surprise is by mutual consent. I'm assuming they still gave him a pay off otherwise he would have waited to be sacked.
     
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  10. tomw24

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    FWIW, I think he did a pretty good job there in the circumstances. He kept them in the PL while the fans turned on him and were protesting against Ashley. I think the Newcastle fans could show a little gratitude TBH rather than dance in the streets dressed as Saudi Arabians.
     
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  11. Shandy_top_89

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    Probably walked in to the meeting to find 5 comedy suitcases full of cash on the desk.
     
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  12. StJabbo1

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    £7 million pay off to ease the pain.
     
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  13. Shandy_top_89

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    I’ll give them their due that their level of support is mighty impressive given that Newcastle is about the same size as Southampton and they regularly fill a 50k stadium + they usually bring a max allocation to St Mary’s despite the distance.

    But outside of that they have come across as a bit twatish, classless and entitled through this whole takeover.

    I don’t carry the illusion that there would be mass protests outside most clubs when a morally dubious billionaire takes over, but the outright celebration and **** like ‘we have our club back’, moaning about how disgustingly they have been treated by Ashley (context guys, context), dancing around with Saudi flags and personal level abuse aimed at Steve Bruce - just makes them look a bunch of knobs tbh.

    I mean we have Gao who is certainly no better an owner than Ashley in the financial sense and we have had worse managers than Steve Bruce (Pellegrino stands out as the worst football manager I have ever seen), but although we were slating them as useless with regard to football, I don’t think it ever got quite as personal as the stick Steve Bruce has had to put up with.

    As others have said he really didn’t have that much to work with and even though they are right to change manager, I don’t think he deserves the treatment he gets, at all.
     
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  14. LincolnSaint

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    Because he's ****e?
     
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  15. tomw24

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    He really isn't as he showed at Leipzig.
     
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  16. The Ides of March

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    I just wonder if Bruce's best managerial days are behind him, or could he do a good job at a club like Pompey or Sheffield Wednesday or Cardiff, at clubs which are probably closer to his managerial capability?
     
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    You walked into that bait, mouth open, Tom!
     
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    Nice pension fund.
     
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  19. Che’s Godlike Thighs

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    If you look at the players he had in that Leipzig squad, anything less than a top 4 finish would have been pretty scandalous.
     
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  20. Saintmagic

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    And if you look at the players in our squad anything other than bottom 3 would be a miracle
     
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