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I wouldn't be surprised to see a last minute departure or a last minute arrival. We all know Ashley's model is to be inflexible (or as good as) on price, and so players currently priced out of our range are off the menu, but on the pricey specials board that we keep eyeing up. A sudden shift in their value because suddenly the selling club needs some money for a quick purchase or doesn't need the player because they've got their man and, well just like that, they're back on the menu at a price we can afford.

 

Just as likely is that because Liverpool have run out of Southampton players to buy, they fancy taking a punt on Santon/Anita and are willing to splash the cash to get them.

 

I don't think our business is done yet.

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What if you don't have a good midfielder to assist the striker?

 

What if you have defenders who are so scared of the ball all they can do is hoof it up? (Simpson, Williamson*)

 

 

 

 

*He was coached out of it at least...

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What if you don't have a good midfielder to assist the striker?

 

What if you have defenders who are so scared of the ball all they can do is hoof it up? (Simpson, Williamson*)

 

 

 

 

*He was coached out of it at least...

 

Sure, like I said I'd like those areas addressed too. But I see the striker situation as critical.

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Chambers to Arsenal for a reported £16m.

 

Southampton have made £92m in transfer fees this window. Ashley must be livid.

:lol: 16m and only played around 25 prem games. He does look good mind. Who the fuck are they going to field this season? I haven't seen them making too many moves of their own, just Tadic to replace Lallana and Pelle to replace Lambert.

Rodriguez, Schneiderlin and Osvaldo all linked with moves away as well, I know they were struggling financially but they have to say enough is enough sometime soon surely.

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Oh I don't think we're in danger of relegation, I see mid table mediocrity as 'struggling'. I haven't succumbed to the lower expectations campaign that our dick clown manager has been running since his first day in charge.

 

i'd rather have great expectations of the side, but you must accept that's pointless with the current owner in charge. his ambition, or lack of it, is plain to see. so why expect anything else?

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Its your bets which are driving down the odds man ;)

 

Won't Southampton just promote loads of kids from their academy to cover the sales?

Aye I guess that's their plan. Read an article the other day about a young full back who will be Shaw's replacement, meant to be very capable but still chucking in a load of youngsters in to premiership games would make me a bit nervous if I was a Southampton fan. Mind saying all that it's worked for them in the past with Shaw, Ward-Prowse etc.

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Why not?

 

In the 10 years before Ashley arrived we finished lower than we did last season 50% of the time.

 

It didn't hurt so much then. Relegation was never a serious concern even if we were in the bottom 3 for a short while. Previously the fans were sold higher expectations by the club and in turn we funded the profligacy.

 

Now we're sold nothing but cheaper tickets for low category games. Expectations should be lower.

 

If you were in a bad acident and had your boyish good looks smashed to fuck you would have to lower your standards when it came to chasing tarts as well.

 

Points-wise rather than positionally, we only finished below last season's total in 3 out of those 10 years, in fact its 3 out of the 14 we were in the PL. The worst we ever did was only 3 points below last season, and in each of those years we were competing in Europe and having a decent run in one or other of the domestic cups, either of which is now seen as a relegation risk and to be avoided.

 

In Ashley's 7 years, last year has only been bettered twice of course (once only on GD), so you're right we shouldn't be expecting such a high level of performance again this year.

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i'd rather have great expectations of the side, but you must accept that's pointless with the current owner in charge. his ambition, or lack of it, is plain to see. so why expect anything else?

 

I'll continue to expect it and be unhappy with it 'til he meets my expectations. Just being happy because we have a team able to meet HIS low expectations is exactly what he wants

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You can only get 9/1 on us to go down, but 200/1 on a a club like Everton :lol: It appears I'm not the only one with reservations about our summer dealings.

 

We finished 16 points above the relegation spots last year, Everton finished 39 points above the last relegation spot. It's not hard to understand the difference.

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