Campaign launched to rename St Mary's stand as tribute to Markus Liebherr

Daily Echo: Campaign launched to rename stand as tribute to Markus Liebherr Campaign launched to rename stand as tribute to Markus Liebherr

A PETITION has been launched to rename one of the stands at St Mary’s after Saints’ late owner, Markus Liebherr.

James Trinder is encouraging fellow supporters to back the idea to commemorate the man who saved the club from potential liquidation.

The petition was launched this week, on the five-year anniversary of Liebherr completing his purchase of Saints.

Trinder, 36, believes that the club’s current owner, Markus’ daughter, Katharina, may feel too uncomfortable proposing such an idea herself.

But he hopes that fans can encourage the club by showing their own strength of feeling.

“Something should be done to commemorate Markus’ memory,” said Trinder, a sales manager from Romsey.

“I just thought I would put it together and see if it gained traction.

“It would be lovely to think the board, and Katharina, might see it and to know there is some sincere feeling about such an idea.

“She probably feels it’s not her place to propose such a thing, so if they can see this is something that the fans hopefully want then they might not feel so embarrassed about moving forward with it.”

Liebherr completed his purchase of the club on July 8, 2009.

A little over 12 months after rescuing Saints, though, the German-born Swiss national passed away.

However, his legacy has lived on, with his takeover paving the way for the club’s rise from the depths of League One to the top half of the Premier League.

“In a nutshell, he was the saviour of the club,” said Trinder.

“We were in administration and on minus-ten points in League One, and he just allowed us to dream again.

“To see his genuine passion for the club was something that really touched the hearts of the fans.

“I absolutely believe this would be a fitting tribute, because there quite possibly wouldn’t be a club if it wasn’t for him.”

The petition can be found by searching for ‘Markus Liebherr’ at change.org

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8:08am Thu 10 Jul 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Great idea
Put it on spacebook and myface
Great idea Put it on spacebook and myface Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 18

8:22am Thu 10 Jul 14

Winsaint says...

I think the nmaing of a stand would be great but which one? I feel as though we should go the whole hog and change the name from Saint Mary's to Saint Marcus after all is was our saviour.
These things can not be taken lightly but at the end of the day i do not think there would be a Saints fan who would object to a stand being named after the great man.
I think the nmaing of a stand would be great but which one? I feel as though we should go the whole hog and change the name from Saint Mary's to Saint Marcus after all is was our saviour. These things can not be taken lightly but at the end of the day i do not think there would be a Saints fan who would object to a stand being named after the great man. Winsaint
  • Score: 38

8:28am Thu 10 Jul 14

alanrr says...

just a stand.....the whole bloody stadium would get my vote
just a stand.....the whole bloody stadium would get my vote alanrr
  • Score: 50

8:30am Thu 10 Jul 14

jls217 says...

It seems the least we can do to keep it fresh in people's minds that without this man our club may have sunk into obscurity and maybe even ceased to exist.
I should think his daughter would be happy and proud to consider this. We owe it to him.
It seems the least we can do to keep it fresh in people's minds that without this man our club may have sunk into obscurity and maybe even ceased to exist. I should think his daughter would be happy and proud to consider this. We owe it to him. jls217
  • Score: 33

8:31am Thu 10 Jul 14

sasmike says...

Markus Liebherr STADIUM please
Markus Liebherr STADIUM please sasmike
  • Score: 34

8:33am Thu 10 Jul 14

Kernowsaints says...

my 2 pence worth
stand is good enough for what markus has done for saints
rename the stadium after him ,
my 2 pence worth stand is good enough for what markus has done for saints rename the stadium after him , Kernowsaints
  • Score: 17

8:34am Thu 10 Jul 14

Kernowsaints says...

Kernowsaints wrote:
my 2 pence worth
stand is good enough for what markus has done for saints
rename the stadium after him ,
sorry mis typoe i meant one stand is not good enough
[quote][p][bold]Kernowsaints[/bold] wrote: my 2 pence worth stand is good enough for what markus has done for saints rename the stadium after him ,[/p][/quote]sorry mis typoe i meant one stand is not good enough Kernowsaints
  • Score: 11

8:40am Thu 10 Jul 14

costa gaz says...

Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club;
The Lallana Lav.
The Cortese Crapper.
The Shaw Sh*tter.
The Dani Dunny
The Lovren Latrine
The Potty Potty
Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club; The Lallana Lav. The Cortese Crapper. The Shaw Sh*tter. The Dani Dunny The Lovren Latrine The Potty Potty costa gaz
  • Score: 88

8:45am Thu 10 Jul 14

TGodSFC says...

Where do I sign ! Great idea
Where do I sign ! Great idea TGodSFC
  • Score: 16

8:50am Thu 10 Jul 14

Saintsincethe60s says...

I think it is a great idea to honour the man that saved us, but should we not get the approval of the family, as if I remember they stopped the flag from being used because they found it upsetting, although that was a lot nearer to his passing - just a thought.
I think it is a great idea to honour the man that saved us, but should we not get the approval of the family, as if I remember they stopped the flag from being used because they found it upsetting, although that was a lot nearer to his passing - just a thought. Saintsincethe60s
  • Score: 14

8:50am Thu 10 Jul 14

Babylon51 says...

Name the stadium after him. After all it was Liebherr who saved the club from oblivion and going down the same road as that bunch down the road.
Name the stadium after him. After all it was Liebherr who saved the club from oblivion and going down the same road as that bunch down the road. Babylon51
  • Score: 15

8:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

Wouldn't it be FANTASTIC to have a MARKUS LIEBHERR Stand and additionally a MODEST increase in seating sanctioned by KL - the Chairman RK and the Board. COYR+WS
Wouldn't it be FANTASTIC to have a MARKUS LIEBHERR Stand and additionally a MODEST increase in seating sanctioned by KL - the Chairman RK and the Board. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 13

8:52am Thu 10 Jul 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

We had the same debate when Marcus unfortunately passed away. Nothing was done then, so hopefully this time the idea will gain momentum.
I am not sure about naming the whole stadium after him tho. From what I saw of Marcus, he seemed a very unassuming, and humble guy.
We had the same debate when Marcus unfortunately passed away. Nothing was done then, so hopefully this time the idea will gain momentum. I am not sure about naming the whole stadium after him tho. From what I saw of Marcus, he seemed a very unassuming, and humble guy. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 33

8:56am Thu 10 Jul 14

richard903 says...

costa gaz wrote:
Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club; The Lallana Lav. The Cortese Crapper. The Shaw Sh*tter. The Dani Dunny The Lovren Latrine The Potty Potty
LoL
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club; The Lallana Lav. The Cortese Crapper. The Shaw Sh*tter. The Dani Dunny The Lovren Latrine The Potty Potty[/p][/quote]LoL richard903
  • Score: 14

9:00am Thu 10 Jul 14

Andover Saint says...

great idea....have already signed the petition as i think he deserves it.
great idea....have already signed the petition as i think he deserves it. Andover Saint
  • Score: 7

9:00am Thu 10 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Good idea. Would say just a stand rather than the whole stadium.
Good idea. Would say just a stand rather than the whole stadium. saintsfan76
  • Score: 3

9:04am Thu 10 Jul 14

Shareholder says...

Excellent idea. Let the Liebherr name live on. And let it also be a reminder of his daughter too as she continues her Father's project. Despite what some of the less enlightened write here about her she's ccarrying on allowing us to dream. She could have sold us, as some have been demanding of late, and landed us with another Vincent Tan. Thank God she hasn't! I don't personally think we should rename the stadium though. St Mary's is where we started and our history and tradition is greater than a single owner. But we should definitely rename the Itchen, the stand all his great images are from and where he watched all our games.
Excellent idea. Let the Liebherr name live on. And let it also be a reminder of his daughter too as she continues her Father's project. Despite what some of the less enlightened write here about her she's ccarrying on allowing us to dream. She could have sold us, as some have been demanding of late, and landed us with another Vincent Tan. Thank God she hasn't! I don't personally think we should rename the stadium though. St Mary's is where we started and our history and tradition is greater than a single owner. But we should definitely rename the Itchen, the stand all his great images are from and where he watched all our games. Shareholder
  • Score: 26

9:05am Thu 10 Jul 14

milton road says...

This is a wonderful idea.
At a time when Saints fans seem divided about the way ahead, this is one thing we can all unite on.
We all have opinions and for the most part that is what we give wanted or unwanted on here lol.
The more I look back on these events i do not think Cortese would of been able to stop this exodus even if he was here. Our young lions came of age this season and the top clubs offering top wages came calling. Poch may or may not have given us another season, yet the truth is had we really progressed?
There is little in the last 28 games of our first two seasons to say we had and though we scored more goals, the partnership of Fonte and Lovren was shipping more goals than the partnership of Fonte and Yoshida.who partnered each other in our first season.
I think the growing realism and bitter pill to swallow is that if the player wants to go and the right price is offered clubs really have little choice but to let them go. This is not just us its every club even the very top ones are losing good players.
Where we fell was that we as fans thought Lallana and Shaw and possibly others felt a loyalty to the club that we did. We were wrong if that was so they would not of been so ready to leave, they would of waited at least to January to see how things shaoed up.
KL wanted a say in club finances after all they had bought the club and staked some 34 million in shares to clear debts as we progressed. Yes she is sitting on something that can yield a great return.
She also offered Cortese huge money to stay on.
Les Reed was Cortese's choice and he said no player will leave Saints unless we want them to and if they do it will be at the right price. The players that have gone have gone for large sums., again its useless keeping a player who really does not want to play for you. They can be more disruptive and cause more damage than its worth.
Kruger has made some stupid comments which haven't helped.
Yet at the end of the day KL has done little wrong, I liked the article where she said she never expected to fall in love with the club and there is a passion and love for her father here that moves her.
We could have far worse owners than KL. Yet maybe what has happened was inevitable whoever was here.
I thought Cortese was great for the club but he chose to go instead of staying and fighting his corner, the Liebherrs and the fans are still here and so is Markus's legacy.
This is a timely reminder of the fact we should move on together and a stand to Markus would underline the fact not only of what he did for us, but whatever, the fans are still here and they remember there is Only one Markus Liebherr.
This is a wonderful idea. At a time when Saints fans seem divided about the way ahead, this is one thing we can all unite on. We all have opinions and for the most part that is what we give wanted or unwanted on here lol. The more I look back on these events i do not think Cortese would of been able to stop this exodus even if he was here. Our young lions came of age this season and the top clubs offering top wages came calling. Poch may or may not have given us another season, yet the truth is had we really progressed? There is little in the last 28 games of our first two seasons to say we had and though we scored more goals, the partnership of Fonte and Lovren was shipping more goals than the partnership of Fonte and Yoshida.who partnered each other in our first season. I think the growing realism and bitter pill to swallow is that if the player wants to go and the right price is offered clubs really have little choice but to let them go. This is not just us its every club even the very top ones are losing good players. Where we fell was that we as fans thought Lallana and Shaw and possibly others felt a loyalty to the club that we did. We were wrong if that was so they would not of been so ready to leave, they would of waited at least to January to see how things shaoed up. KL wanted a say in club finances after all they had bought the club and staked some 34 million in shares to clear debts as we progressed. Yes she is sitting on something that can yield a great return. She also offered Cortese huge money to stay on. Les Reed was Cortese's choice and he said no player will leave Saints unless we want them to and if they do it will be at the right price. The players that have gone have gone for large sums., again its useless keeping a player who really does not want to play for you. They can be more disruptive and cause more damage than its worth. Kruger has made some stupid comments which haven't helped. Yet at the end of the day KL has done little wrong, I liked the article where she said she never expected to fall in love with the club and there is a passion and love for her father here that moves her. We could have far worse owners than KL. Yet maybe what has happened was inevitable whoever was here. I thought Cortese was great for the club but he chose to go instead of staying and fighting his corner, the Liebherrs and the fans are still here and so is Markus's legacy. This is a timely reminder of the fact we should move on together and a stand to Markus would underline the fact not only of what he did for us, but whatever, the fans are still here and they remember there is Only one Markus Liebherr. milton road
  • Score: 31

9:06am Thu 10 Jul 14

Norwegian Saint says...

I asked the club to consider this a couple of years ago (and on this site) and never heard back... maybe with Kat at the helm it might hopefully work this time.

No Markus = No Saints
I asked the club to consider this a couple of years ago (and on this site) and never heard back... maybe with Kat at the helm it might hopefully work this time. No Markus = No Saints Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 15

9:07am Thu 10 Jul 14

Folkestone Saint says...

The reason we are called the Saints goes back to day one when we were a church team, so to change the name of the stadium is a "no" from me, however without this great man we would be nowhere so how about when one of the stands in increased in capacity that is named after him, after all his vision was to progress upwards and this would be a fitting tribute, and as someone mentioned yesterday, the seats making his face, I really like that idea.
The reason we are called the Saints goes back to day one when we were a church team, so to change the name of the stadium is a "no" from me, however without this great man we would be nowhere so how about when one of the stands in increased in capacity that is named after him, after all his vision was to progress upwards and this would be a fitting tribute, and as someone mentioned yesterday, the seats making his face, I really like that idea. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 23

9:10am Thu 10 Jul 14

AaronLeeSaint says...

I signed up without a second though and although I do love our ground, I'm not opposed to changing the name of the ground altogether ;

The Markus Liebherr Stadium (MLS)
The Liebherr Ground (LG)

Or perhaps add a statue outside the ground in memory of the man?

I would love to hear everyone's ideas
I signed up without a second though and although I do love our ground, I'm not opposed to changing the name of the ground altogether ; The Markus Liebherr Stadium (MLS) The Liebherr Ground (LG) Or perhaps add a statue outside the ground in memory of the man? I would love to hear everyone's ideas AaronLeeSaint
  • Score: 11

9:17am Thu 10 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium'

Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly!
'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium' Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly! SwedeSaint
  • Score: 2

9:18am Thu 10 Jul 14

Saint Jinx says...

I haven't read any of the other posts but I think this is an excellent idea, not least because it will show Katharina, if she didn't know already, how much respect the club has for her Dad.
I haven't read any of the other posts but I think this is an excellent idea, not least because it will show Katharina, if she didn't know already, how much respect the club has for her Dad. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 8

9:20am Thu 10 Jul 14

andre72 says...

Can't see anyone disagreeing with this. Get it done, Southampton!
Can't see anyone disagreeing with this. Get it done, Southampton! andre72
  • Score: 8

9:20am Thu 10 Jul 14

saintofatheism says...

The Markus Liebherr stadium please. Or nearest offer
The Markus Liebherr stadium please. Or nearest offer saintofatheism
  • Score: 4

9:26am Thu 10 Jul 14

Saint Jinx says...

costa gaz wrote:
Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club;
The Lallana Lav.
The Cortese Crapper.
The Shaw Sh*tter.
The Dani Dunny
The Lovren Latrine
The Potty Potty
That made me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club; The Lallana Lav. The Cortese Crapper. The Shaw Sh*tter. The Dani Dunny The Lovren Latrine The Potty Potty[/p][/quote]That made me laugh. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 4

9:30am Thu 10 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too.
I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too.
Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time.
There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused.
I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture.
In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts.
An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.)
Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again.
Bring it on.
Saints Forever.
This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too. I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too. Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time. There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused. I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture. In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts. An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.) Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again. Bring it on. Saints Forever. lowe esteem
  • Score: 6

9:30am Thu 10 Jul 14

Joy in Jerusalem says...

A brilliant idea for such a humble guy. I will admit I got a bit emotional re-watching the tributes to Markus on Youtube on Monday.

It also led me to watching lots of wonderful Southampton moments - just a few to be reminded of - one of Channon's many great goals, 1976, promotion, Le Tiss coming on scoring the winning goal at the last game at the Dell (brought tears to my eyes again!) and lots more. Oh the memories .....

Sorry I got sidetracked
A brilliant idea for such a humble guy. I will admit I got a bit emotional re-watching the tributes to Markus on Youtube on Monday. It also led me to watching lots of wonderful Southampton moments - just a few to be reminded of - one of Channon's many great goals, 1976, promotion, Le Tiss coming on scoring the winning goal at the last game at the Dell (brought tears to my eyes again!) and lots more. Oh the memories ..... Sorry I got sidetracked Joy in Jerusalem
  • Score: 8

9:30am Thu 10 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

I understand the sentiment of re-naming the stadium, however considering we used to play at teh friends provident it seems a little less perminant than naming a stand.

As previously mentioned it would be awesome if it came with some sort of capacity increase, but that would be the gold plated version.

Personaly for me it would have to be the Itchen, because thats where he sat and everyone has the memory of him waving to the crowd from their after he saved the club
I understand the sentiment of re-naming the stadium, however considering we used to play at teh friends provident it seems a little less perminant than naming a stand. As previously mentioned it would be awesome if it came with some sort of capacity increase, but that would be the gold plated version. Personaly for me it would have to be the Itchen, because thats where he sat and everyone has the memory of him waving to the crowd from their after he saved the club Jesus_02
  • Score: 7

9:46am Thu 10 Jul 14

petethephantom says...

Saint Jinx wrote:
costa gaz wrote:
Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club;
The Lallana Lav.
The Cortese Crapper.
The Shaw Sh*tter.
The Dani Dunny
The Lovren Latrine
The Potty Potty
That made me laugh.
thought you were talking about portsmouth joint for a second
[quote][p][bold]Saint Jinx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: Lets not stop there, what about some of the toilets being named after some of the recent snits that have disrespected our club; The Lallana Lav. The Cortese Crapper. The Shaw Sh*tter. The Dani Dunny The Lovren Latrine The Potty Potty[/p][/quote]That made me laugh.[/p][/quote]thought you were talking about portsmouth joint for a second petethephantom
  • Score: 2

9:47am Thu 10 Jul 14

arnoo76 says...

Liebherr stadium st Mary's park :-)
Liebherr stadium st Mary's park :-) arnoo76
  • Score: 2

9:49am Thu 10 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration.

Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support.
Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration. Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support. StJimmer
  • Score: 5

9:50am Thu 10 Jul 14

midlandsaint says...

signed.
signed. midlandsaint
  • Score: 2

9:54am Thu 10 Jul 14

Beer Monster says...

Expand the stadium, rename the Northam (lower?) to the Markus Liebherr Stand. Let those who sing loudest chant his name forever more.
Expand the stadium, rename the Northam (lower?) to the Markus Liebherr Stand. Let those who sing loudest chant his name forever more. Beer Monster
  • Score: 1

10:04am Thu 10 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

Is that picture available in poster format (in the Club Shop)?
I want to hang it alongside my Wembley 76 team picture.
Is that picture available in poster format (in the Club Shop)? I want to hang it alongside my Wembley 76 team picture. lowe esteem
  • Score: 1

10:17am Thu 10 Jul 14

BITUSA says...

The Markus Liebherr Arena
The Markus Liebherr Arena BITUSA
  • Score: -1

10:31am Thu 10 Jul 14

Chipmonk1 says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
The reason we are called the Saints goes back to day one when we were a church team, so to change the name of the stadium is a "no" from me, however without this great man we would be nowhere so how about when one of the stands in increased in capacity that is named after him, after all his vision was to progress upwards and this would be a fitting tribute, and as someone mentioned yesterday, the seats making his face, I really like that idea.
100% agree with this comment. We are the Saints but without marcus we may not have continued to exist let alone flourish. A stand is appropriate as for the whole stadium well that is for others to decide.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: The reason we are called the Saints goes back to day one when we were a church team, so to change the name of the stadium is a "no" from me, however without this great man we would be nowhere so how about when one of the stands in increased in capacity that is named after him, after all his vision was to progress upwards and this would be a fitting tribute, and as someone mentioned yesterday, the seats making his face, I really like that idea.[/p][/quote]100% agree with this comment. We are the Saints but without marcus we may not have continued to exist let alone flourish. A stand is appropriate as for the whole stadium well that is for others to decide. Chipmonk1
  • Score: 3

10:45am Thu 10 Jul 14

Winsaint says...

Signed up now
Signed up now Winsaint
  • Score: 1

10:56am Thu 10 Jul 14

durhamsaint87 says...

The "Markus Liebherr Memorial Stand" sounds good to me.
The "Markus Liebherr Memorial Stand" sounds good to me. durhamsaint87
  • Score: 6

10:59am Thu 10 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

StJimmer wrote:
Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration.

Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support.
#ThankYouMarkus
[quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration. Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support.[/p][/quote]#ThankYouMarkus StJimmer
  • Score: 2

11:04am Thu 10 Jul 14

yellowcard says...

Naming a stand is a good idea. Stadium no. Saints would have survived as there where 2 other bids and i don't mean that joke one from that Jewish bloke.
Naming a stand is a good idea. Stadium no. Saints would have survived as there where 2 other bids and i don't mean that joke one from that Jewish bloke. yellowcard
  • Score: -1

11:19am Thu 10 Jul 14

jls217 says...

Beer Monster wrote:
Expand the stadium, rename the Northam (lower?) to the Markus Liebherr Stand. Let those who sing loudest chant his name forever more.
I like this the Northam end is where most of the vocal support comes from, I think it needs to be kept simple and from now on should be known as The Leibherr end - Not sure the great man would have gone along with long winded formality but the Leibherr End says it all and Katharina on her visits will get to hear that stand the moment she comes on to the terrace to take her seat. Genius Beer Monster.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: Expand the stadium, rename the Northam (lower?) to the Markus Liebherr Stand. Let those who sing loudest chant his name forever more.[/p][/quote]I like this the Northam end is where most of the vocal support comes from, I think it needs to be kept simple and from now on should be known as The Leibherr end - Not sure the great man would have gone along with long winded formality but the Leibherr End says it all and Katharina on her visits will get to hear that stand the moment she comes on to the terrace to take her seat. Genius Beer Monster. jls217
  • Score: 2

11:19am Thu 10 Jul 14

sizzle23 says...

Here's the link:

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Here's the link: http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/so uthampton-football-c lub-we-would-like-a- stand-at-st-mary-s-s tadium-re-named-afte r-the-saviour-of-our -club-the-late-marku s-liebherr?recruiter =41555514&utm_campai gn=signature_receipt &utm_medium=email&ut m_source=share_petit ion sizzle23
  • Score: 3

11:19am Thu 10 Jul 14

Yon_St_Harri says...

Fan-bloody-tastic idea. I would support a re-naming of the stadium to show our love for the man. Without him, there would be no Southampton Football Club.

"The Marcus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium"
Fan-bloody-tastic idea. I would support a re-naming of the stadium to show our love for the man. Without him, there would be no Southampton Football Club. "The Marcus Liebherr St Mary's Stadium" Yon_St_Harri
  • Score: 1

11:21am Thu 10 Jul 14

sizzle23 says...

Or go to Southampton FC facebook page.
Or go to Southampton FC facebook page. sizzle23
  • Score: 1

11:28am Thu 10 Jul 14

buckeroo says...

where do you sign???????
where do you sign??????? buckeroo
  • Score: 0

11:44am Thu 10 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium'

Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly!
Exactly. It may sound pedantic but please everyone, we clearly all want to show our lasting love and respect to the man who changed the course of history of our beloved club, so let's show that respect by spelling his name and his daughter's name correctly.

It's Markus Liebherr and Katharina Liebherr.

The idea has been muted several times by various people and gets my vote ...... BUT ...... only if the family want it, too.

Beer Monster's idea of an increased-capacity Northern End being named after Markus with seats creating the image of his face is worth the board's consideration. Otherwise, I quite like the suggestion that St Mary's Stadium is retained and the area around SMS is given the name 'Markus Liebherr Park'.

Over to Katharina ..........
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: 'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium' Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly![/p][/quote]Exactly. It may sound pedantic but please everyone, we clearly all want to show our lasting love and respect to the man who changed the course of history of our beloved club, so let's show that respect by spelling his name and his daughter's name correctly. It's Markus Liebherr and Katharina Liebherr. The idea has been muted several times by various people and gets my vote ...... BUT ...... only if the family want it, too. Beer Monster's idea of an increased-capacity Northern End being named after Markus with seats creating the image of his face is worth the board's consideration. Otherwise, I quite like the suggestion that St Mary's Stadium is retained and the area around SMS is given the name 'Markus Liebherr Park'. Over to Katharina .......... Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 2

11:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

upwherewebelong says...

There seems to be a growing number that wish the stadium to be expanded. Is this even a remote possibility ? I know Cortese had visions of an expanded stadium but we've no idea what Krueger and Liebherr think about this. As for a tribute to Markus Liebherr well I think renaming a stand is fitting tribute
There seems to be a growing number that wish the stadium to be expanded. Is this even a remote possibility ? I know Cortese had visions of an expanded stadium but we've no idea what Krueger and Liebherr think about this. As for a tribute to Markus Liebherr well I think renaming a stand is fitting tribute upwherewebelong
  • Score: 2

11:53am Thu 10 Jul 14

Harry Bong says...

Excellant idea. Rename the Itchen Stand as it was where his seat was.
Excellant idea. Rename the Itchen Stand as it was where his seat was. Harry Bong
  • Score: 4

12:04pm Thu 10 Jul 14

StJimmer says...

buckeroo wrote:
where do you sign???????
change.org
Search 'Markus Liebherr'

Or paste the link posted above.
[quote][p][bold]buckeroo[/bold] wrote: where do you sign???????[/p][/quote]change.org Search 'Markus Liebherr' Or paste the link posted above. StJimmer
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Thu 10 Jul 14

DorsetSaint says...

he was a private guy hence little known or about him on the internet, do you not think the family wouldve placed a tribute by now if they felt it appropriate to his own demeanour.

look at the picture of him at JPT with his camera just enjoying the day and the atmosphere, so no statue, no renaming stands or the ground, the guy would probably even refuse one of those bricks in the wall or the walkways.

Does the guy even have a headstone at his burial site?
he was a private guy hence little known or about him on the internet, do you not think the family wouldve placed a tribute by now if they felt it appropriate to his own demeanour. look at the picture of him at JPT with his camera just enjoying the day and the atmosphere, so no statue, no renaming stands or the ground, the guy would probably even refuse one of those bricks in the wall or the walkways. Does the guy even have a headstone at his burial site? DorsetSaint
  • Score: 1

12:33pm Thu 10 Jul 14

SOLENTDRIFTER says...

' MARKUS STADIUM ' and nothing less..... Go for it people.
' MARKUS STADIUM ' and nothing less..... Go for it people. SOLENTDRIFTER
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Thu 10 Jul 14

MrBrightside85 says...

I vote we change the Chapel stand, as the atmosphere during a game in that stand is very similar to that of a silence to remember the dead.
I vote we change the Chapel stand, as the atmosphere during a game in that stand is very similar to that of a silence to remember the dead. MrBrightside85
  • Score: -3

1:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Bluhat says...

or join the facebook page here

https://www.facebook
.com/groups/69044634
1003278/
or join the facebook page here https://www.facebook .com/groups/69044634 1003278/ Bluhat
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Trish Good says...

Should definitely be changed to The Markus Leibherr Stadium. We owe that man and his family so much. Not just a stand. Thank you Markus for everything :))))
Should definitely be changed to The Markus Leibherr Stadium. We owe that man and his family so much. Not just a stand. Thank you Markus for everything :)))) Trish Good
  • Score: 1

1:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

Only the Stadium would be good enough
Only the Stadium would be good enough Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Sainthjw1992 says...

I think naming a stand after him on having a statue in his honor not the whole ground would be a fab idea! Re naming the whole ground is a massive change! What happens if we change our ground in years to come and the name is changed again (just like the del) what happens then? We just foreget about it? What happens if we (god forbid) ever get in this situation again and want to re name another ground after someone different! I think a stand or a statue is a much more solid way of showing just how thankful we are! By all saints fans chipping to show there appreciation of just how much he put into the club? But I don't think it's a bad idea just think the whole ground is not the best way to show the appreciation!
I think naming a stand after him on having a statue in his honor not the whole ground would be a fab idea! Re naming the whole ground is a massive change! What happens if we change our ground in years to come and the name is changed again (just like the del) what happens then? We just foreget about it? What happens if we (god forbid) ever get in this situation again and want to re name another ground after someone different! I think a stand or a statue is a much more solid way of showing just how thankful we are! By all saints fans chipping to show there appreciation of just how much he put into the club? But I don't think it's a bad idea just think the whole ground is not the best way to show the appreciation! Sainthjw1992
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Gossie. says...

Renaming the whole stadium is a no no to me, St. Mary's is our spiritual home, and if the club was ever sold, then new owners wouldn't want a St. Markus Stadium, we could land up with a completely ridiculous stadium name, but a stand, yes, I suggest the Itchen, as that was where his seat was.
Renaming the whole stadium is a no no to me, St. Mary's is our spiritual home, and if the club was ever sold, then new owners wouldn't want a St. Markus Stadium, we could land up with a completely ridiculous stadium name, but a stand, yes, I suggest the Itchen, as that was where his seat was. Gossie.
  • Score: 2

2:59pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

We are the NUMBER ONE CLUB in the South.

We are ALL AGREED on that.

A MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND with a modest increase in Seating Capacity would re establish SFC with the Largest Seating Capacity IN THE SOUTH with Championship Bri - ton trailing in our wake. COYR+WS
We are the NUMBER ONE CLUB in the South. We are ALL AGREED on that. A MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND with a modest increase in Seating Capacity would re establish SFC with the Largest Seating Capacity IN THE SOUTH with Championship Bri - ton trailing in our wake. COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

3:19pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR
Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR Bazultra
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

StJimmer wrote:
Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration.

Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support.
Signed this morning. Well done to you Mr Trinder!
[quote][p][bold]StJimmer[/bold] wrote: Please all go to change. org and search for Markus Liebherr. It only takes a second to sign and demonstrate how passionately we feel about such a commemoration. Thank you to everybody who has already pledged their support.[/p][/quote]Signed this morning. Well done to you Mr Trinder! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 4

3:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Bazultra wrote:
Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR
Matt single-handedly kept us in the Prem season after season, awesome player and top bloke. Markus kept us in existence, you can't get bigger than that!
[quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR[/p][/quote]Matt single-handedly kept us in the Prem season after season, awesome player and top bloke. Markus kept us in existence, you can't get bigger than that! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 8

3:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Gossie. wrote:
Renaming the whole stadium is a no no to me, St. Mary's is our spiritual home, and if the club was ever sold, then new owners wouldn't want a St. Markus Stadium, we could land up with a completely ridiculous stadium name, but a stand, yes, I suggest the Itchen, as that was where his seat was.
Welcome back!
[quote][p][bold]Gossie.[/bold] wrote: Renaming the whole stadium is a no no to me, St. Mary's is our spiritual home, and if the club was ever sold, then new owners wouldn't want a St. Markus Stadium, we could land up with a completely ridiculous stadium name, but a stand, yes, I suggest the Itchen, as that was where his seat was.[/p][/quote]Welcome back! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Thu 10 Jul 14

justaSaintsfan says...

My thoughts are entirely for Katharina and her family on this subject. Love for Saint Markus is felt by all true fans of Southampton FC. Markus was not only the club's owner, he became one of us, a supporter of the club. I know I am only one of many, many thousands of people who will always treasure the memory of Markus, with fond thoughts of his delight at supporting Saints at the JPT final. I look forward to Saints winning more high profile trophies, but Markus was very fittingly there, supporting his team to a win, just like I was. Saint Markus was one of us. That final was important in the history of Southampton FC because Saint Markus was there, right at the beginning of a huge, positive change in the fortunes of Saints. Markus so obviously enjoyed that day, which also delighted all his fellow Saints fans.

I have chosen to abstain. I will not be giving my support to naming part or all of Saint Marys after Markus because I think the wishes of Katharina and her family matter far more than my own. They are paramount. I do, however, absolutely respect the good intentions of James Trinder in wanting Southampton FC to permanently honour the massive significance of Saint Markus in the history of the club to all true Saints fans. Perhaps it would not be enough to name only a stand after Markus.

Years have passed since we lost Markus, but we must also remember that it was much more than that for Katharina and her family. I hope that the last few successful years of Southampton FC and the high esteem for Markus in the hearts of Saints fans across the world have helped the Liebherr family through a very sad period. If the family want a permanent tribute paid to Markus, as per the wishes the probable vast majority of Saints fans, the family will have my support. Should the family decide otherwise, I will support what they want. To my mind, this is more about respect for Katharina and her family than about what I want as a Saints fan. Saint Markus earned that respect and Katharina continues to earn it.

Long live the memory of Saint Markus!
My thoughts are entirely for Katharina and her family on this subject. Love for Saint Markus is felt by all true fans of Southampton FC. Markus was not only the club's owner, he became one of us, a supporter of the club. I know I am only one of many, many thousands of people who will always treasure the memory of Markus, with fond thoughts of his delight at supporting Saints at the JPT final. I look forward to Saints winning more high profile trophies, but Markus was very fittingly there, supporting his team to a win, just like I was. Saint Markus was one of us. That final was important in the history of Southampton FC because Saint Markus was there, right at the beginning of a huge, positive change in the fortunes of Saints. Markus so obviously enjoyed that day, which also delighted all his fellow Saints fans. I have chosen to abstain. I will not be giving my support to naming part or all of Saint Marys after Markus because I think the wishes of Katharina and her family matter far more than my own. They are paramount. I do, however, absolutely respect the good intentions of James Trinder in wanting Southampton FC to permanently honour the massive significance of Saint Markus in the history of the club to all true Saints fans. Perhaps it would not be enough to name only a stand after Markus. Years have passed since we lost Markus, but we must also remember that it was much more than that for Katharina and her family. I hope that the last few successful years of Southampton FC and the high esteem for Markus in the hearts of Saints fans across the world have helped the Liebherr family through a very sad period. If the family want a permanent tribute paid to Markus, as per the wishes the probable vast majority of Saints fans, the family will have my support. Should the family decide otherwise, I will support what they want. To my mind, this is more about respect for Katharina and her family than about what I want as a Saints fan. Saint Markus earned that respect and Katharina continues to earn it. Long live the memory of Saint Markus! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 7

4:15pm Thu 10 Jul 14

jls217 says...

upwherewebelong wrote:
There seems to be a growing number that wish the stadium to be expanded. Is this even a remote possibility ? I know Cortese had visions of an expanded stadium but we've no idea what Krueger and Liebherr think about this. As for a tribute to Markus Liebherr well I think renaming a stand is fitting tribute
It's a nice thought but the research I've done suggests that it would be more expensive to add 10k seats than to knock it down and start again.
To build (at the time of building) cost approx 1k per seat, to add to it at that time the cost would have been 3k per seat. We can only guess that over the last few years that cost has increased substantially.
There would have to be a larger uptake on season tickets sold to justify the additional seats. I think this is a typically British way of looking at things though. I suspect the Germans would have happily put another 20k seats in or rebuilt the stadium in the latest eyecatching design and then charged a pittance to get another 10k youngster into the stadium and drop the prices of all the seats to enable families to go and a lot of working people who just cannot justify the cost of a ticket. The rewards for the club would be x nr more of programmes/pies/drin
ks/strips/memorabili
a etc and a hugely expanded fan base - I would be surprised if this would even enter the equation with British business practices though.
[quote][p][bold]upwherewebelong[/bold] wrote: There seems to be a growing number that wish the stadium to be expanded. Is this even a remote possibility ? I know Cortese had visions of an expanded stadium but we've no idea what Krueger and Liebherr think about this. As for a tribute to Markus Liebherr well I think renaming a stand is fitting tribute[/p][/quote]It's a nice thought but the research I've done suggests that it would be more expensive to add 10k seats than to knock it down and start again. To build (at the time of building) cost approx 1k per seat, to add to it at that time the cost would have been 3k per seat. We can only guess that over the last few years that cost has increased substantially. There would have to be a larger uptake on season tickets sold to justify the additional seats. I think this is a typically British way of looking at things though. I suspect the Germans would have happily put another 20k seats in or rebuilt the stadium in the latest eyecatching design and then charged a pittance to get another 10k youngster into the stadium and drop the prices of all the seats to enable families to go and a lot of working people who just cannot justify the cost of a ticket. The rewards for the club would be x nr more of programmes/pies/drin ks/strips/memorabili a etc and a hugely expanded fan base - I would be surprised if this would even enter the equation with British business practices though. jls217
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

jls217 says...

With the choice of naming the Stands. Does it have to be an either/or situation could we not have a Le God stand and a Leibherr stand?
With the choice of naming the Stands. Does it have to be an either/or situation could we not have a Le God stand and a Leibherr stand? jls217
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

St Van Roetford says...

I think we should follow the example of Fulham and get a statue of a celebrity paedophile outside the ground. There's no shortage to choose from 'these days'.
I think we should follow the example of Fulham and get a statue of a celebrity paedophile outside the ground. There's no shortage to choose from 'these days'. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Bazultra says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
Bazultra wrote: Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR
Matt single-handedly kept us in the Prem season after season, awesome player and top bloke. Markus kept us in existence, you can't get bigger than that!
Yes but most of us would of done the same if we were billiinaires seed. Matt was an absolute legend at the club and turned down the money. As much as I appreciate what Marcus did if he loved the club so much where was he in the rupert Lowe days?
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazultra[/bold] wrote: Sorry but I prefer Le Tissier stand:) COYR[/p][/quote]Matt single-handedly kept us in the Prem season after season, awesome player and top bloke. Markus kept us in existence, you can't get bigger than that![/p][/quote]Yes but most of us would of done the same if we were billiinaires seed. Matt was an absolute legend at the club and turned down the money. As much as I appreciate what Marcus did if he loved the club so much where was he in the rupert Lowe days? Bazultra
  • Score: -4

4:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saint in calgary says...

I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.
I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it. saint in calgary
  • Score: 0

4:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saint in calgary says...

Sorry,spelt Markus wrong.doh
Sorry,spelt Markus wrong.doh saint in calgary
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

warrens 76 says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
We are the NUMBER ONE CLUB in the South.

We are ALL AGREED on that.

A MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND with a modest increase in Seating Capacity would re establish SFC with the Largest Seating Capacity IN THE SOUTH with Championship Bri - ton trailing in our wake. COYR+WS
next year they increase to 35.500….
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: We are the NUMBER ONE CLUB in the South. We are ALL AGREED on that. A MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND with a modest increase in Seating Capacity would re establish SFC with the Largest Seating Capacity IN THE SOUTH with Championship Bri - ton trailing in our wake. COYR+WS[/p][/quote]next year they increase to 35.500…. warrens 76
  • Score: -2

4:59pm Thu 10 Jul 14

tugboat says...

The "Liebherr Arena" has a ring to it,I always felt that St marys ,provoked an image of singing nuns, but anything that remembers the big fella is OK by me. Id be happy with even a burger named after him,the "markus" lots of meat with a long lasting taste. (only joking).
A massive bronze would be great...........Anyt
hing to be honest.I hope the campaign takes off.
The "Liebherr Arena" has a ring to it,I always felt that St marys ,provoked an image of singing nuns, but anything that remembers the big fella is OK by me. Id be happy with even a burger named after him,the "markus" lots of meat with a long lasting taste. (only joking). A massive bronze would be great...........Anyt hing to be honest.I hope the campaign takes off. tugboat
  • Score: -4

5:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saint in calgary says...

I don't really post a lot on this site but this subject is one I feel strongly about.markus will go down as one of the most important people in saints history for what he did at this club.i think that we should put a bronze statue in his seat.it should have his trademark scarf and that smile that lit up st Mary's.saint Markus could then watch his belved saints and we could then pay tribute to this great man at every game.it too would be a tribute that no other club has.thoughts ?
I don't really post a lot on this site but this subject is one I feel strongly about.markus will go down as one of the most important people in saints history for what he did at this club.i think that we should put a bronze statue in his seat.it should have his trademark scarf and that smile that lit up st Mary's.saint Markus could then watch his belved saints and we could then pay tribute to this great man at every game.it too would be a tribute that no other club has.thoughts ? saint in calgary
  • Score: 3

5:13pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Buddy SFC says...

He's got my vote !
He's got my vote ! Buddy SFC
  • Score: 1

5:24pm Thu 10 Jul 14

tugboat says...

saint in calgary wrote:
I don't really post a lot on this site but this subject is one I feel strongly about.markus will go down as one of the most important people in saints history for what he did at this club.i think that we should put a bronze statue in his seat.it should have his trademark scarf and that smile that lit up st Mary's.saint Markus could then watch his belved saints and we could then pay tribute to this great man at every game.it too would be a tribute that no other club has.thoughts ?
Yep That has something-work in progress............
.On another note and probably the wrong thread,Big Ron and little ron (sammy lee) havent come here to fail,Big Ron will fight tooth and nail to succeed here and I think he will.
Great choice of manager,1st quality player in and more to come,Ok he will take a while to bed them in,but when the players get what Rons on they will buy into it.-I know what I meant...............
.
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: I don't really post a lot on this site but this subject is one I feel strongly about.markus will go down as one of the most important people in saints history for what he did at this club.i think that we should put a bronze statue in his seat.it should have his trademark scarf and that smile that lit up st Mary's.saint Markus could then watch his belved saints and we could then pay tribute to this great man at every game.it too would be a tribute that no other club has.thoughts ?[/p][/quote]Yep That has something-work in progress............ .On another note and probably the wrong thread,Big Ron and little ron (sammy lee) havent come here to fail,Big Ron will fight tooth and nail to succeed here and I think he will. Great choice of manager,1st quality player in and more to come,Ok he will take a while to bed them in,but when the players get what Rons on they will buy into it.-I know what I meant............... . tugboat
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Thornhill Saint says...

Great idea. Signed up!
Great idea. Signed up! Thornhill Saint
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Halo Saint says...

"MARKUS LIEBHERR BOWL"
"MARKUS LIEBHERR ARENA"
"MARKUS LIEBHERR STADIUM"

Get a statue of the big man.

Name Northam Stand the MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND.

COME ON KATHERINA WE CAN DO THIS !!
COYS
"MARKUS LIEBHERR BOWL" "MARKUS LIEBHERR ARENA" "MARKUS LIEBHERR STADIUM" Get a statue of the big man. Name Northam Stand the MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND. COME ON KATHERINA WE CAN DO THIS !! COYS Halo Saint
  • Score: 1

5:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

tugboat says...

Ok My last thought on it-Incorporate the letters M L into the club badge,that way celebrating the big man and the best player to ever pull on a saints shirt. And then if ever a player pulls the same stunt that "im off" Lovren has done they can be sat down and given a lecture on the history of the badge/club, Job done.....
Ok My last thought on it-Incorporate the letters M L into the club badge,that way celebrating the big man and the best player to ever pull on a saints shirt. And then if ever a player pulls the same stunt that "im off" Lovren has done they can be sat down and given a lecture on the history of the badge/club, Job done..... tugboat
  • Score: -4

5:44pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium'

Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly!
This is the best name. Markus deserves recognition, no argument

But things to consider. For example, when A goal is scored at the ground, Sky say "some news from St. Mary's, over to....."

Will it work saying over to "Markus Liebherr Stadium". However, deserved it is a bit of a mouthful.
I am TOTALLY in favour of writing his name into history, but probably a stand would do it.

Better, still, why doesn't anyone ask Katarina what she would like?

But, I really am pleased that this topic has been raised and discussed here with so much enthusiasm. We are a good bunch!
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: 'St.Marys Liebherr Stadium' Also might be an idea if you're posting in tribute to the man, spell his name correctly![/p][/quote]This is the best name. Markus deserves recognition, no argument But things to consider. For example, when A goal is scored at the ground, Sky say "some news from St. Mary's, over to....." Will it work saying over to "Markus Liebherr Stadium". However, deserved it is a bit of a mouthful. I am TOTALLY in favour of writing his name into history, but probably a stand would do it. Better, still, why doesn't anyone ask Katarina what she would like? But, I really am pleased that this topic has been raised and discussed here with so much enthusiasm. We are a good bunch! saintbobby
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saintbobby says...

Sorry Kat, I know it is Katharina - silly I-Pad slip!
Sorry Kat, I know it is Katharina - silly I-Pad slip! saintbobby
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Thu 10 Jul 14

gunnymos says...

Excellent Idea! SFC please do!!!
Excellent Idea! SFC please do!!! gunnymos
  • Score: 1

6:48pm Thu 10 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

saint in calgary wrote:
I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.
Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off!
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.[/p][/quote]Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off! SwedeSaint
  • Score: 0

6:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

This must be made to happen and it needs to be the Itchen Stand with his name over the front elevation where Friends Provident used to be.
THE MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND

As for the ground, it will always be known as St Marys no matter what else they want to call it for sponsorship money. Wouldn't want Markus name to be lost in the future so it is best that the stand and entrance he used is best. The Markus Liebherr Stand or simply MARKUS STAND so they can join in the stand banter singing.
This must be made to happen and it needs to be the Itchen Stand with his name over the front elevation where Friends Provident used to be. THE MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND As for the ground, it will always be known as St Marys no matter what else they want to call it for sponsorship money. Wouldn't want Markus name to be lost in the future so it is best that the stand and entrance he used is best. The Markus Liebherr Stand or simply MARKUS STAND so they can join in the stand banter singing. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 1

7:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

lowe esteem says...

lowe esteem wrote:
This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too.
I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too.
Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time.
There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused.
I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture.
In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts.
An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.)
Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again.
Bring it on.
Saints Forever.
Has anyone else noticed how History has got shorter these days?

I respect that many of this readership did not realise what Lawrie Mac did, in the same way that I only saw part of what Ted Bates and Terry Paine achieved, I do respect and am in awe of what went before, Sir Alf, Charlie Weyman, CB Fry etc. (look 'em up)

I will therefore agree with other contributors regarding respecting the family's wishes, and wait and see, I'm not given to signing online petitions, but do ask that we consider the "Complete History of The Saints"- cos however exciting you think it's been, there's a whole lot more than the last 5 years! I am trying to apply some scale and proportion to RECENT events.

I also believe that the current board should not be distracted from concentrating their collective craniums on dragging this club out of the 'virtual' gutter that the media have dumped us in.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too. I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too. Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time. There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused. I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture. In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts. An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.) Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again. Bring it on. Saints Forever.[/p][/quote]Has anyone else noticed how History has got shorter these days? I respect that many of this readership did not realise what Lawrie Mac did, in the same way that I only saw part of what Ted Bates and Terry Paine achieved, I do respect and am in awe of what went before, Sir Alf, Charlie Weyman, CB Fry etc. (look 'em up) I will therefore agree with other contributors regarding respecting the family's wishes, and wait and see, I'm not given to signing online petitions, but do ask that we consider the "Complete History of The Saints"- cos however exciting you think it's been, there's a whole lot more than the last 5 years! I am trying to apply some scale and proportion to RECENT events. I also believe that the current board should not be distracted from concentrating their collective craniums on dragging this club out of the 'virtual' gutter that the media have dumped us in. lowe esteem
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Thu 10 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
This must be made to happen and it needs to be the Itchen Stand with his name over the front elevation where Friends Provident used to be.
THE MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND

As for the ground, it will always be known as St Marys no matter what else they want to call it for sponsorship money. Wouldn't want Markus name to be lost in the future so it is best that the stand and entrance he used is best. The Markus Liebherr Stand or simply MARKUS STAND so they can join in the stand banter singing.
We are the Northam - We are the Kingsland - We are the MARKUS -
Chapel give us a song !!

Sounds good to me.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: This must be made to happen and it needs to be the Itchen Stand with his name over the front elevation where Friends Provident used to be. THE MARKUS LIEBHERR STAND As for the ground, it will always be known as St Marys no matter what else they want to call it for sponsorship money. Wouldn't want Markus name to be lost in the future so it is best that the stand and entrance he used is best. The Markus Liebherr Stand or simply MARKUS STAND so they can join in the stand banter singing.[/p][/quote]We are the Northam - We are the Kingsland - We are the MARKUS - Chapel give us a song !! Sounds good to me. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

warrens 76 - if brighton up to 35,000 ..... next year ...

WE REALLY MUST PLAN AN INCREASE IN SEATING - which we can fill and RENAME THE STAND AT THE SAME TIME.

LONG LIVE SAINT MARKUS !!
warrens 76 - if brighton up to 35,000 ..... next year ... WE REALLY MUST PLAN AN INCREASE IN SEATING - which we can fill and RENAME THE STAND AT THE SAME TIME. LONG LIVE SAINT MARKUS !! The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Thu 10 Jul 14

NC Fan4Life says...

lowe esteem wrote:
lowe esteem wrote:
This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too.
I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too.
Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time.
There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused.
I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture.
In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts.
An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.)
Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again.
Bring it on.
Saints Forever.
Has anyone else noticed how History has got shorter these days?

I respect that many of this readership did not realise what Lawrie Mac did, in the same way that I only saw part of what Ted Bates and Terry Paine achieved, I do respect and am in awe of what went before, Sir Alf, Charlie Weyman, CB Fry etc. (look 'em up)

I will therefore agree with other contributors regarding respecting the family's wishes, and wait and see, I'm not given to signing online petitions, but do ask that we consider the "Complete History of The Saints"- cos however exciting you think it's been, there's a whole lot more than the last 5 years! I am trying to apply some scale and proportion to RECENT events.

I also believe that the current board should not be distracted from concentrating their collective craniums on dragging this club out of the 'virtual' gutter that the media have dumped us in.
I agreed Saints have had more famous names than people realize.
Not many trophies but a huge history.

How about a room next to the store as a sort of 'museum' to honor our history makers and inform future generations of our heritage.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: This would show good intent and mutual respect to and from the Liebherr's empire too. I think 'WE' might also like to reconsider the disgusting Lowe and Cortese air-brush activity on our illustrious past too. Fellow hagiologists would surely agree that no reference to the man that started to make us think and perhaps realise that WE ARE A BIG CLUB is a historical crime that could be corrected at the same time. There should be a designated Lawrie McMenemy tribute somewhere in the 'Markus Liebherr' Stadium. Perhaps a Press Room or Marketing Suite? This is the top bloke that 'took us to another level' before this phrase became so overused. I am sure Ted, Bobby, Micky, Peter O. Matty et al, even Terry P. would be magnanimous with Katharina and Co.'s gesture. In fact, I feel that the Club as a whole is ready to benefit from the collective wisdom of the many wise old heads who still have the indelible inprint of the wonderful Saints in their hearts. An informed and well aired 'talk shop' will help to ease the recent bruising at the hands of the alleged 'top table syndicate and their press lackeys, agents, mutineers and treacherous partners. (Something I strongly feel has cost our football nation dearly too.) Hopefully, gone are the days when 'we' ignored the history that is part of where we are now, and there are good signs that Southampton FC are starting to embrace that again. Bring it on. Saints Forever.[/p][/quote]Has anyone else noticed how History has got shorter these days? I respect that many of this readership did not realise what Lawrie Mac did, in the same way that I only saw part of what Ted Bates and Terry Paine achieved, I do respect and am in awe of what went before, Sir Alf, Charlie Weyman, CB Fry etc. (look 'em up) I will therefore agree with other contributors regarding respecting the family's wishes, and wait and see, I'm not given to signing online petitions, but do ask that we consider the "Complete History of The Saints"- cos however exciting you think it's been, there's a whole lot more than the last 5 years! I am trying to apply some scale and proportion to RECENT events. I also believe that the current board should not be distracted from concentrating their collective craniums on dragging this club out of the 'virtual' gutter that the media have dumped us in.[/p][/quote]I agreed Saints have had more famous names than people realize. Not many trophies but a huge history. How about a room next to the store as a sort of 'museum' to honor our history makers and inform future generations of our heritage. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saint in calgary says...

SwedeSaint wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.
Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off!
Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much.
[quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.[/p][/quote]Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off![/p][/quote]Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much. saint in calgary
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

saint in calgary - all opinions welcome - that is the idea of the FORUM.
saint in calgary - all opinions welcome - that is the idea of the FORUM. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Confucious says...

saint in calgary wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.
Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off!
Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much.
Worry not - if no-one ever posted anything on here unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the site for many weeks.
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.[/p][/quote]Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off![/p][/quote]Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much.[/p][/quote]Worry not - if no-one ever posted anything on here unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the site for many weeks. Confucious
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saintregor says...

how about the entire area around st marys from the bridge at six dials right around to the industrial estate entrance being named markus liebherr walk or better still THE MARKUS LIEBHERR WALK
how about the entire area around st marys from the bridge at six dials right around to the industrial estate entrance being named markus liebherr walk or better still THE MARKUS LIEBHERR WALK saintregor
  • Score: 1

8:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

as I said yesterday St Markus was a very humble and private person who, if I remember correctly, would have disliked the idea of having a stand named after him or even a statue.
personally I would love the idea but his and his family`s wishes are way more important than mine. I do hope Katharina listens to the public`s wish to commemorate her father`s role in our clubs history, even if she eventually decides against the idea.
again I said yesterday, I think it would be a great idea for the club to invest in the surrounding area. buy out the gravel works and the industrial park next to the ground and then build a new megastore and cafes etc so fans can make more of a day of it. they could have ferries brining fans from hythe, woolston and up river to the ground. they could even include a Southampton FC museum where kids can learn all about the history of the club.
this area could then be called `the Markus Liebherr park`.
the great man transformed our club so transforming the area around the ground, making it more fan friendly, and naming it after the great man would, I think, be a very fitting tribute to his memory.
as I said yesterday St Markus was a very humble and private person who, if I remember correctly, would have disliked the idea of having a stand named after him or even a statue. personally I would love the idea but his and his family`s wishes are way more important than mine. I do hope Katharina listens to the public`s wish to commemorate her father`s role in our clubs history, even if she eventually decides against the idea. again I said yesterday, I think it would be a great idea for the club to invest in the surrounding area. buy out the gravel works and the industrial park next to the ground and then build a new megastore and cafes etc so fans can make more of a day of it. they could have ferries brining fans from hythe, woolston and up river to the ground. they could even include a Southampton FC museum where kids can learn all about the history of the club. this area could then be called `the Markus Liebherr park`. the great man transformed our club so transforming the area around the ground, making it more fan friendly, and naming it after the great man would, I think, be a very fitting tribute to his memory. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

tugboat wrote:
The "Liebherr Arena" has a ring to it,I always felt that St marys ,provoked an image of singing nuns, but anything that remembers the big fella is OK by me. Id be happy with even a burger named after him,the "markus" lots of meat with a long lasting taste. (only joking).
A massive bronze would be great...........Anyt

hing to be honest.I hope the campaign takes off.
Liebherr Arena - sounds the one to me.
[quote][p][bold]tugboat[/bold] wrote: The "Liebherr Arena" has a ring to it,I always felt that St marys ,provoked an image of singing nuns, but anything that remembers the big fella is OK by me. Id be happy with even a burger named after him,the "markus" lots of meat with a long lasting taste. (only joking). A massive bronze would be great...........Anyt hing to be honest.I hope the campaign takes off.[/p][/quote]Liebherr Arena - sounds the one to me. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 2

11:37pm Thu 10 Jul 14

FindAndDestroy says...

No need to ask just go for it, if there is someone who deserves it, it will be him.......If Matt Le Tissier can have a suite named after him ....why not Marcus the man who saved this club and made it possible for us to enjoy PL football again, which we thought would take us 10 years if ever ..
No need to ask just go for it, if there is someone who deserves it, it will be him.......If Matt Le Tissier can have a suite named after him ....why not Marcus the man who saved this club and made it possible for us to enjoy PL football again, which we thought would take us 10 years if ever .. FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 1

11:42pm Thu 10 Jul 14

SwedeSaint says...

saint in calgary wrote:
SwedeSaint wrote:
saint in calgary wrote:
I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.
Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off!
Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much.
Only meant tongue in cheek, as you mi-spelt his name - not knocking the content of your idea.
[quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SwedeSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saint in calgary[/bold] wrote: I personally would like to see "saint Marcus" just underneath the club crest on the new shirt.the scousers did something similar with the gates on their shirt.i think every saints fan would be honoured to wear a shirt with saint Marcus on it.[/p][/quote]Well I hope you're not in charge of final sign off![/p][/quote]Just an opinion mate.thats why I don't post on here much.[/p][/quote]Only meant tongue in cheek, as you mi-spelt his name - not knocking the content of your idea. SwedeSaint
  • Score: 0

1:06am Fri 11 Jul 14

ollysaint says...

Not that a stand being named after Markus would be a bad thing, but there is already the Markus Liebherr Lounge ... one-floor above the Mike Channon suite. It holds the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup on the right as you go in.
Not that a stand being named after Markus would be a bad thing, but there is already the Markus Liebherr Lounge ... one-floor above the Mike Channon suite. It holds the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup on the right as you go in. ollysaint
  • Score: 1

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