Date: 27th June 2008 at 2:09pm
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The lot down the road have not had a lot to shout about recently, but for once in recent years it looks as though they might be about to get one over their ‘bigger – and better – brother’ with setanta sports claiming that the Saints will beat us to the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin.

The French under 19 captain has been linked with Pompey, but wanted assurances over a first team place. With us unwilling to offer him this, if reports are to be believed he decided that he did not really want to come here – so be it… It is said that he will sign a 5 year contract with the Saints, as they will give him that guaranteed football.

Maybe he will become a world star, but there will be others so if this does happen, and as they have not had much to shout about in recent times with us well and truly looking down on them after donkies years of it being the over way round I will not see this as too much of a ‘snub’ to be honest, and they can have their moment in the sun.

I am still not quite sure how they could afford Schneiderlin though to be honest as the fee that we were claimed to have offered Strasbourg was £1m – given their current financial plight could they even afford this…

We could put that £1m that we will save towards the Peter Crouch fund couldn’t we!


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