14 December 2017
Originally posted by newyorksaint
Its pretty clear now Fat Sam would have been our best option back in October. He is proving how shit he is at Everton..
To expensive however for our tight Swiss Chinese billionares and too British for our sophisticated fans.
We will probably have to go for an English manager soon in the championship.
Still even when its stareing most supporters in the face they will still be happyier slagging off each other than upsetting the owners who dont give a fuck about the club or them as long as they keep spending.
Saying it was wrong to slag off Puel is pathetic. He was boring dull and the football was shit. Its the board and owners who replaced him with someone worse. I cant remember anyone calling for Pelligrino to be appointed. Reed keeps on gambling on pulling another Mo Po out of the hat. Mo po is a far better manager and inherited a far more motivated team. Pelligrino has inherited a team of mercenarys and one of the worst coaches in football in Black. All of this at the behest of Kat lliebre who wanted to suck as much money out of the club as possible to pay her tax bill
Maybe it is clear to you but I dont think many other Saints fans would agree, even now. It comes to something when Fat Sam is your best option. The football with Puel wasnt always shit. I dont think you would find many Saints fans who would have turned their noses up at 8th and a decent Cup Final at the start of the season. With a Summer transfer window under his belt who knows what Puel could have achieved? Early days but he seems to be doing just fine at Leicester, despite being so dreadfully dull. How do you know that Black is one of the worst coaches in football? Do you ever attend training sessions? How do you know that Ms Leibherr sucked money out of the club to pay her tax bill? How do you know the owners dont give a fuck about the club? Do you attend the board meetings as well as all of the training sessions. You, like Barry, keep trotting out pointless assumptions as if they are facts. The facts we do have are that we are not a super rich club. Through some judicious use of transfer funds we have managed to punch above our weight for a number of seasons. Each season small to medium sized clubs show that you can do it in the short term. Leicester did it big time as Burnley are having a good crack at it this season. Lets see where they both are in two or three seasons time. To consistantly be a top 4 to 6 club it takes a massive investment. As we dont have that kind of financial clout we are reliant on finding affordable (for us) talent. As we know, when we find real talent, be it a player or manager, the bigger clubs come calling. Unless we end up being owned by a super rich benefactor who is happy to throw billions at the club year in year out, we are always going to bounce along, fighting with the rest over the scraps. The Championship is full of clubs like Southampton FC. What gives us the right to think we are entitled to be cemented in the top of the Premiership? Supporters moaned under Puel, under Koeman, under Pochettino, under Adkins, under Pardew. Nothing is ever good enough. Perhaps a season spent battling relegation will restore a bit of balance?