Of all the international technical forums in the world with litterally millions of members what's the chances of a Saints fan and a born & bread Portsmouth man striking up a random football conversation?
The Saints club have for the last few years (so far as I've understood it) been working their academy and youth teams hard. If there's no space in the main squad, they can't so easily keep supplying the country with decent English footballers from their academy. It's good for English football if not so good for the Saints fans.
Ha! I guess the odds are obviously pretty good. There's a lot of tech work down South, and it's a bit more relaxed to live in the area than London, unless you like that sort of thing.
I guess I can't moan too much to you about the state of affairs as we're relatively well off. BTW I'm not a crazy hater or anything, one of my best friends is a Pompey guy - it's just good for banter, I don't get those who refuse to do anything but growl at the 'enemy'. I did feel (a bit) sorry for you lot when you got pillaged - might have smiled if you'd been playing Eastleigh this year in the conf, like to go to the odd game at Ten Acres. I'm fairly sanguine about things and really hoping the Ronnie Revolution sorts us out, and we all know English football needs sorting out as you say.
Porky Luke Shaw will do OK I reckon - he had some good runs last season, can't help feeling he's gone to a big club too soon a la Wayne Bridge, he's not quite managed to be as electrifying as Bale was at his age IMO. Not that I'm bitter or anything