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LAMBERT OFFICIALLY OFFICIALLY SIGNS

Southampton
by ChocolateBoxKid (U13248905) 10 August 2009
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This is the 100% proof positive that I required that he has signed... although a gurning picture of him holding a scarf above his head would have been even better, but you can't have it all these days. I blame the recession.

Anyway, Ladies, Gentlemen and passing Pompey WUM's, may I present, Rickie Lambert...

www.dailyecho.co.uk/resource...

ooooh, looks like he's got the Number 7

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posted Aug 11, 2009

To be honest this sickens me. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against Southampton, but do teams never learn from their past woes?! I understand that there has been a takeover and i admit i'm not fully informed on the amount of financial clout the new board has but it seems obvious to me that a club that has so recently been in administration should not be spending seven figure sums on players.

A club should have to live within its own means and there are several clubs out there that have abused how administration works to unfairly clear debts.

Before anyone has a go at me, this is not a dig at Southampton but more football in general which appears to be above the law with regards to the issue of administration. Lets face it if Peter Risdale had run a normal company into the problems that faced Leeds, he would not be allowed near another business for some time...though anyone who can explain to me where their supposed 90 million debt disappeared to must be the best accountant in the world.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Conibiru,

If you aren't fully informed then you really shouldn't be making comments like 'this sickens me', perhaps you should get some FACTS first.

So by your saying a club which has been in administration but is now out of it and financially sound cannot ever spend money again???

Wow we spent just over 1m on one player.....shame on us.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

1 million for a player in league one is a little silly....who's going to be picking up the pieces if you keep spending like this without success?

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Also i fail to see where i mentioned the FACT that clubs who had been in administration could not spend money again...please point that part of my post out to me.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Then you failed to read my post correctly, two points separated by paragraphs.

The facts comment relates to your admitted lack of them. Go and have a little read then come back when you know what your talking about.


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posted Aug 11, 2009

" Before anyone has a go at me, this is not a dig at Southampton "


And neither should it be or you would be making one of the biggest and inaccurate generalisations in the history of mankind!


Once again, our owner has paid debt off, creditors have been paid.

In addition we sold sold sold and under-invested.

In the prem we were one of the few teams who traded in the black and it led to relegation!

We got pipped by a big spending Liverpool for the title by putting a damn good squad together using youth and clever signings.

27 years in the top division spending less than most everyone else and we still get clowns going on about us over-spending! <doh>

Is it ignorance or envy?

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posted Aug 11, 2009

I'd have to go with the former....no latter....no wait...former.....both.

I have no idea why spending money we most certainly have now to better our team is an issue.

Watch your backs league one...

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Whats with the chip on everyones shoulder, I just offered an opinion.

I wish Southampton all the best, I hope you overcome the 9 point deficit and challenge for promotion and it's great for your club that you are now on a sound financial footing.

I am just of the opinion that 1 million in League One is alot of money and i wouldn't want to see a club that was previously in financial problems fall back into them through over zealous spending, in trying to return to a higher level.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Isn't this post about Rickie Lambert not Southampton's former debt?

I'm a Rovers fan, good luck to Lambert, he is lazy but scores all types of goals, is decent on the ball and a strong presence. He gave us good service and could have gone to a bigger club earlier, so can't fault him for leaving. the price we got for a 27 year old is decent money, providing we can find someone else to get us 20 plus a season.

Will he be first choice for Southampton? Will the fans and manager stick by him when he doesn't score, as sometimes he can be quite lazy. I hope so, good luck to him and Southampton, you should be playnig championship football at the least, with the ground and history you have.

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posted Aug 11, 2009

Granted.

I don't wish admin on any club, but i don't see our new owner throwing millions at the team in a desparate bid to get promoted first time round. They have a firm business plan in place to gradually get this club back to where it belongs, which doesn't include 'over zealous spending'.

We need to buy players who Pardew believes will perform and improve the squad. We have lost alot of players close season so investment is needed, and quality costs money in this day and age. But seeing of the 3 players brought in so far, two have been free signings i don't see this a problem for us.



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