Jesus, I'm sick of hearing Saints fans wondering why Koeman would want to join Everton. And wishing eternal failure on us because we've had the temerity to go after their manager.
I don't expect them to be happy about it but it really is amazing the way they seem to perceive themselves - you'd think we were Braintree trying to poach Zidane ffs.
The BBC had a debate about it a couple of weeks ago and no-one could understand why it was even a question. They're absolute no-marks and clearly other teams - and even their own players - see them as such, which is why their squad is pillaged year after year.
I've always championed them since they came back up - I tend to favour teams who were in the PL when I first started following football properly in the early-mid 90s, so Southampton, Coventry, Leeds, Forest, Derby, Q.P.R, Blackburn etc. - but to think 3 decent seasons puts them up towards the elite clubs in the country is ridiculous.
I hope what this guy is saying is b/s, it certainly sounds like the usual drivel we get around transfer deadline day - I bumped into my old neighbour, who doesn't know everything but does know about stuff like this, and whereas I'm normally too busy to ever post, I had time to sit and have a coffee and re-type War and Peace.
If even elements of it are true, it is a bit of a concern re training and player relationships. But that said, he has produced decent results and shown that he can build a squad. I don't expect Koeman to be here for any longer than 2-3 seasons, if he's successful. He'd have jibbed off Soton and I imagine would be prepared to do the same thing to us. But if, in the mean time, we're back up towards the top of the table, with the financial backing we now have, a potential new stadium and hopefully a better playing squad, we should be a much more attractive proposition than we are now.