Harlee Dean - Signs to June 2016

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playing better than ever right now - I was a basher of Harlee but lately he has been immense.. difficult to say if he will sign a new deal if offered one...
 

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I would have been tempted to give Harlee the armband, but perhaps that would have made picking the centre backs a little more difficult. In contrast it's Jake or Jake at LB. I think we mostly agree he is maturing and playing consistently well.
 

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I would have been tempted to give Harlee the armband, but perhaps that would have made picking the centre backs a little more difficult. In contrast it's Jake or Jake at LB. I think we mostly agree he is maturing and playing consistently well.

Not sure Harlee was nailed on to start when we signed both Barbet and Bjelland with Tarks already on the books? Wouldn't be a great morale booster losing your captain before a ball is kicked so guess Jake is a safe choice as a regular 7/10, reliable and respected.
 
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I got it wrong. He seems to have matured as well - although please Harlee stop saying sound bites about not having defensive training last season. I also got it wrong when I thought he only cared about himself, he is a proper 110%.

Well played, sir. :cool:
 

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A year ago today Harlee had a stinker at Boro' manhandling Button, screaming at everyone and playing like a League 1 defender with a lack of pace. He thought he was better than Tarky and Craig but was struggling to make the step up.

A year on, we have a Championship defender, a captain without an armband, a leader of our team. He reads the game better, leaner trimmer, more confident as Tarky yo yos between greatness and casualness and the treatment table and Craig plying his trade in League 1 this fella will turn up week in and week out and won't take a backward step for the club.

Sometimes players mature like a light switch being switched on. The New Road chatter last spring was Dean was heading through the outdoor with yesterday's men Douglas and Warburton. A year to the day and Harlee is at the forefront of Benhams team. He isn't captain yet, but his rise from bit part squad member to first team 'veteran' proves that Dean has just had his best footballing year with more to come.

Bjelland is a big loss but Deans form over the past month has softened the blow. Marinus hasn't had much to smile about this season until yesterday, but Harlee with Button and Macca are the three pros that have helped him fight the fires.
 

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A year ago today Harlee had a stinker at Boro' manhandling Button, screaming at everyone and playing like a League 1 defender with a lack of pace. He thought he was better than Tarky and Craig but was struggling to make the step up.

A year on, we have a Championship defender, a captain without an armband, a leader of our team. He reads the game better, leaner trimmer, more confident as Tarky yo yos between greatness and casualness and the treatment table and Craig plying his trade in League 1 this fella will turn up week in and week out and won't take a backward step for the club.

Sometimes players mature like a light switch being switched on. The New Road chatter last spring was Dean was heading through the outdoor with yesterday's men Douglas and Warburton. A year to the day and Harlee is at the forefront of Benhams team. He isn't captain yet, but his rise from bit part squad member to first team 'veteran' proves that Dean has just had his best footballing year with more to come.

Bjelland is a big loss but Deans form over the past month has softened the blow. Marinus hasn't had much to smile about this season until yesterday, but Harlee with Button and Macca are the three pros that have helped him fight the fires.

:imwith:
 

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A year ago today Harlee had a stinker at Boro' manhandling Button, screaming at everyone and playing like a League 1 defender with a lack of pace. He thought he was better than Tarky and Craig but was struggling to make the step up.

A year on, we have a Championship defender, a captain without an armband, a leader of our team. He reads the game better, leaner trimmer, more confident as Tarky yo yos between greatness and casualness and the treatment table and Craig plying his trade in League 1 this fella will turn up week in and week out and won't take a backward step for the club.

Sometimes players mature like a light switch being switched on. The New Road chatter last spring was Dean was heading through the outdoor with yesterday's men Douglas and Warburton. A year to the day and Harlee is at the forefront of Benhams team. He isn't captain yet, but his rise from bit part squad member to first team 'veteran' proves that Dean has just had his best footballing year with more to come.

Bjelland is a big loss but Deans form over the past month has softened the blow. Marinus hasn't had much to smile about this season until yesterday, but Harlee with Button and Macca are the three pros that have helped him fight the fires.

Sir i applaud you.
 

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Hes had his year to adapt in the championship, so far so good this season, he is progressing nicley.

Some need to realise that some of our current new players Mau need a season too adapt, which is quite normal
 

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A year ago today Harlee had a stinker at Boro' manhandling Button, screaming at everyone and playing like a League 1 defender with a lack of pace. He thought he was better than Tarky and Craig but was struggling to make the step up.

A year on, we have a Championship defender, a captain without an armband, a leader of our team. He reads the game better, leaner trimmer, more confident as Tarky yo yos between greatness and casualness and the treatment table and Craig plying his trade in League 1 this fella will turn up week in and week out and won't take a backward step for the club.

Sometimes players mature like a light switch being switched on. The New Road chatter last spring was Dean was heading through the outdoor with yesterday's men Douglas and Warburton. A year to the day and Harlee is at the forefront of Benhams team. He isn't captain yet, but his rise from bit part squad member to first team 'veteran' proves that Dean has just had his best footballing year with more to come.

Bjelland is a big loss but Deans form over the past month has softened the blow. Marinus hasn't had much to smile about this season until yesterday, but Harlee with Button and Macca are the three pros that have helped him fight the fires.

Another bang on post from you sir.
 

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Dean would have been my MoM if it weren't for Canos' impact. Another quality game, solid at the back, winning header after header, and at times was driving attacks, doing the sort of runs out midfield should have been doing, and with a little more movement ahead of him on the edge of the box to pass tol could easily have ended up with 2 assists.
 

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I have always thought Harlee was a superb defender who plays with passion for the cause. I hope he wears the red and white stripes for a very long time.
 

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Think Harlee's just grown up, basically. Proof that Southampton don't get it right all the time. Was impressed with his interview after the Leeds game when he squashed the idea that he might not have enjoyed playing there and said how much he loved the big intimidating atmosphere.

I bet he gets on well with Marinus, they both seem similarly no-nonsense.
 

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Think Harlee's just grown up, basically. Proof that Southampton don't get it right all the time. Was impressed with his interview after the Leeds game when he squashed the idea that he might not have enjoyed playing there and said how much he loved the big intimidating atmosphere.

I bet he gets on well with Marinus, they both seem similarly no-nonsense.


I was lucky enough to catch Marinus on his way out after the game - I shook his hand and thanked him for all his hard work to date - he thanked me and said "thanks to the fans today" with a big beaming friendly grin. I wished him well for the rest of the season. He then jogged to catch up with Harlee and a couple of the other lads - looked like they were off to get some grub together which was great to see.

As many posters have said, Harlee's grown and grown in stature and his game is maturing to add that high level of championship consistency and dependence to the natural skill we've all seen. Another top performance from an already impressive season from HD.
 

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Think Harlee's just grown up, basically. Proof that Southampton don't get it right all the time. Was impressed with his interview after the Leeds game when he squashed the idea that he might not have enjoyed playing there and said how much he loved the big intimidating atmosphere.

I bet he gets on well with Marinus, they both seem similarly no-nonsense.

I wouldnt say saints didnt get it right, harlees a good player but probably not up for where the saints want to be. Harlee made the right move , hopefully he can become a premier league defender with us
 

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I rate Harlee but if Bjelland hadn't got injured it could have been a whole different story..............funny old game ? ;)
 
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Hes had his year to adapt in the championship, so far so good this season, he is progressing nicley.

Some need to realise that some of our current new players Mau need a season too adapt, which is quite normal

not sure since when exactly but the last 10 or so games of last season and so far this season he's progressed/improved. Fair play to him, got on with his football and letting that do the talking.
 

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not sure since when exactly but the last 10 or so games of last season and so far this season he's progressed/improved. Fair play to him, got on with his football and letting that do the talking.

Exactly, he's not sick as a parrot and he's over the moon.......
 

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not sure since when exactly but the last 10 or so games of last season and so far this season he's progressed/improved. Fair play to him, got on with his football and letting that do the talking.

Long may it continue, although I'm never 100% confident that Harlee or Tarks won't have a moment of madness.

Last season I always felt that when Harlee was under pressure he rose to the occasion and definitely a big game player. Typically with him its when he's at his peak that he sometimes makes the big mistakes, whether that's complacency creeping in or just a co-incidence who knows but it's been the case in my opinion on a handful of times last season.
The really good news is it's been a good while and at least a dozen or maybe 15 games spanning the end of last season and beginning of this he's been outstanding, don't wish to tempt fate but looks like he's learning and certainly improved since the nonsense aimed at him started.
 

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Perhaps now he is benefiting from some defensive coaching he is getting better ????
 

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I rate Harlee but if Bjelland hadn't got injured it could have been a whole different story..............funny old game ? ;)

Bjelland's injury may have created a whole different story for Tarkowski, Barbet and O'Connell but not for Dean.
 

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A year ago today Harlee had a stinker at Boro' manhandling Button, screaming at everyone and playing like a League 1 defender with a lack of pace. He thought he was better than Tarky and Craig but was struggling to make the step up.

A year on, we have a Championship defender, a captain without an armband, a leader of our team. He reads the game better, leaner trimmer, more confident as Tarky yo yos between greatness and casualness and the treatment table and Craig plying his trade in League 1 this fella will turn up week in and week out and won't take a backward step for the club.

Sometimes players mature like a light switch being switched on. The New Road chatter last spring was Dean was heading through the outdoor with yesterday's men Douglas and Warburton. A year to the day and Harlee is at the forefront of Benhams team. He isn't captain yet, but his rise from bit part squad member to first team 'veteran' proves that Dean has just had his best footballing year with more to come.

Bjelland is a big loss but Deans form over the past month has softened the blow. Marinus hasn't had much to smile about this season until yesterday, but Harlee with Button and Macca are the three pros that have helped him fight the fires.

This is what happens when you shaved off your beard. :)
 

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I wouldnt say saints didnt get it right, harlees a good player but probably not up for where the saints want to be.

I've thought for a while that it wouldn't surprise me to see Harlee go right to the top. Really think he has the attitude and hunger for the big stage. Still only just 24.
 

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To me it looks like he is finally growing up, the "arrogance" of youth now wearing off, long may it continue. For some this does happen a little later and hopefully can become a bit of a mentor for some of the DS and youth. I think it is fair to say he has made some silly PR gaffs but is now showing more maturity.

Keep up the good work H.D.
 

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To me it looks like he is finally growing up, the "arrogance" of youth now wearing off, long may it continue. For some this does happen a little later and hopefully can become a bit of a mentor for some of the DS and youth. I think it is fair to say he has made some silly PR gaffs but is now showing more maturity.

Keep up the good work H.D.

Not fair to say on my behalf, I love his PR and I hope he continues to be true to himself, his PR was spot on last season.
 

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A number of the new players have mentioned their appreciation of him and he's had to shoulder responsibility for being the defensive organiser.

I look forward to his interviews more than any other player and I'm sure his "Dutch directness" is also appreciated.
 

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Before we start blowing smoke out his arse can we at least wait until we have achieved a clean sheet for the first time in 6 months
 

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Before we start blowing smoke out his arse can we at least wait until we have achieved a clean sheet for the first time in 6 months

If his mates would only step up to his level then maybe we could celebrate this fact.
 

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As it would appear that the GPG'ers have at long last given Harlee their seal of approval perhaps the Club should consider as a matter of some urgency a new extended contract. It would appear that he will be a free agent at the end of the Season. Even in the event that he is not required for 2015/16 Season a large fee will be lost.
 

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As it would appear that the GPG'ers have at long last given Harlee their seal of approval perhaps the Club should consider as a matter of some urgency a new extended contract. It would appear that he will be a free agent at the end of the Season. Even in the event that he is not required for 2015/16 Season a large fee will be lost.

Er, we are in the 2015/16 season and he is very much required.

My question is this though. Given his new status on here, Harlee has left another post vacant namely Chief Scapegoat. Would someone mind doing a list of contenders and then we could put a poll on here and vote for this pivotal position:idea::fishing:
 

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Er, we are in the 2015/16 season and he is very much required.

My question is this though. Given his new status on here, Harlee has left another post vacant namely Chief Scapegoat. Would someone mind doing a list of contenders and then we could put a poll on here and vote for this pivotal position:idea::fishing:

Two letters beginning with K I reckon ......
 

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Er, we are in the 2015/16 season and he is very much required.

My question is this though. Given his new status on here, Harlee has left another post vacant namely Chief Scapegoat. Would someone mind doing a list of contenders and then we could put a poll on here and vote for this pivotal position:idea::fishing:

I think KK is quickly picking up this mantle.
 

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As it would appear that the GPG'ers have at long last given Harlee their seal of approval perhaps the Club should consider as a matter of some urgency a new extended contract. It would appear that he will be a free agent at the end of the Season. Even in the event that he is not required for 2015/16 Season a large fee will be lost.

I think he's been offered one, hasn't he?
 

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Don't think posters on here have been to unkind to him, just saying what they see. Cant be all roses in the garden....

Sorry: some have had it in for Harlee even blaming him for the mistakes of others
 

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Sign this lad up MB!!! Been in great form for the start of this season and the end of the last one. Along with Bidwell he is showing good consistency and a desire to stay and fight for this club.
 

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Sign this lad up MB!!! Been in great form for the start of this season and the end of the last one. Along with Bidwell he is showing good consistency and a desire to stay and fight for this club.

He's been offered a new contract but is yet to sign it. Another poster who was there last night said MD didn't sound too hopeful that he would sign it either.
 

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If he does sign all well and good if not it's his option. He may well be thinking with Bjellend due back next season and Barbet progressing that next season will be an issue for him

Would hope that he can cement his place this season so Marius just cannot drop him. He has started very well so fingers crossed for him
 

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If he does sign all well and good if not it's his option. He may well be thinking with Bjellend due back next season and Barbet progressing that next season will be an issue for him

Would hope that he can cement his place this season so Marius just cannot drop him. He has started very well so fingers crossed for him

Or he's off to Leeds in January
 

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He's been offered a new contract but is yet to sign it. Another poster who was there last night said MD didn't sound too hopeful that he would sign it either.
The last news was that the Club will open talks with Dean regarding a new contract; I'm not sure anything has been agreed and he's actually been offered one. At this moment in time, there is no urgency, given all the other activity that's been going on. This may have been the reason for Marinus' non-committal response. I would think that it is starting now with a view to tying him up before the January window, so he's not going to make any comment in either direction.
 

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The last news was that the Club will open talks with Dean regarding a new contract; I'm not sure anything has been agreed and he's actually been offered one. At this moment in time, there is no urgency, given all the other activity that's been going on. This may have been the reason for Marinus' non-committal response. I would think that it is starting now with a view to tying him up before the January window, so he's not going to make any comment in either direction.

No urgency? In three months time he can negotiate a pre contract agreement. His transfer value will be very much reduced in January being out of contract in the Summer. He should have been offered a new contract back in July.
 

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No urgency? In three months time he can negotiate a pre contract agreement. His transfer value will be very much reduced in January being out of contract in the Summer. He should have been offered a new contract back in July.
... At this moment in time, there is no urgency, given all the other activity that's been going on. Please read the full sentence. The more urgent contracts for players we have bought and loaned would mean only after this moment in time can Harlee's contract get a higher priority with a view to tying him up before the January window. There would have been an outcry if Harlee had been offered a new contract pre-season, given that there was a large group wanting him off-loaded and new players in!
 
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