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    I think N/A has worked out that he cant do no wrong ..even if every home game ended in defeat 28000 fans would dance and cheer for him according to his devotees on this site so a draw is a fantastic result.
    a skunt cant wait can they .its just the fans are being realistic /they know its a challenge for .vast majority of them have watched 27 years of top flight football .so they know what its all about .it was a much improved performance .and more solid .gazzoinga had little to do .but cork played the ball back .probably when he should of played it wide .kept it up the other end .but you could see a vast improvement overall .saints controlled the game .laurap said his team was lucky to get a point .and they held chelsea last week .at least there is 28.000 home fans and not 15.000 if you include away fans .which is all your lot could manage .and now 6000 fans have gone missing despite there club needing cash .what great fans .think about it ,just diabolical.yet you idiots go on about saints fans.still 24.000 turnt up at league one matches its called support
    why are you rambling on about pompey you imbecile
    why you a pompey fan on a saints southampton newspaper.so who is the imbecile ,the message is you .your a pompey fan .your name is after the lady outside your tip on her scooter ,maybe its your wife .silly sad skate
    imbecile.."
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Adkins focuses on the postives

Nigel Adkins focused on Southampton's improved performance against Swansea despite yet another defensive mistake costing his side three points.

Saints had the better of proceedings at St Mary's after a week in which the position of the struggling side's manager had come under increasing scrutiny.

Adkins' team responded with character and took the lead 64 minutes in when Morgan Schneiderlin made their dominance count by nodding home from close range.

However, the Premier League's leakiest defence was founding wanting once more as goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga's poor pass to Maya Yoshida was picked off by one-time Southampton academy graduate Nathan Dyer, who punished the hosts.

''I think the supporters, players and everyone is having a go for each other, which is the important thing,'' Adkins said.

''We're together as one. Everyone is having a right go, the performance was good.

''Listen, take the positives. We got a point. We wanted the three and a clean sheet but let's take the positives.

''We got another point on the board. Everyone's together, everyone is working hard.

''We're 11 games into the Barclays Premier League and we're improving all the time.

''We believe we can give all sorts of teams problems going forward, which we've gone and done this season. We've scored goals.

''It is the decision-making process at the back which is the issue. Today was an improvement in respect of the defensive resolve about ourselves.

''Again, the second half against Tottenham, you throw that into the mix. We were on the front foot and dominated that second half.

''There is a lot of good things that we're doing and we'll stick at it and keep working hard.''

Asked if the result had helped reduce the pressure building at the club, Adkins added: ''I think you can see again today that the football club is united and we're determined to be successful here at Southampton.

''We should have had a penalty the other night but didn't get one so at this moment in time things just aren't going are way, but we'll keep working.''

Adkins took his side away for a break in the build-up to the game and shuffled his side around in a bid to take the three points.

Southampton moved up to 19th after a match in which Swansea manager Michael Laudrup was relieved to get a draw.

''I am pleased with a point,'' the Dane said. We knew already before the game that it would be very difficult.

''I think that I said in the press conference on Thursday that we would like to win against Southampton, but they need a win.

''You could really see that. They gave everything in every moment so it was a really difficult game. I think we can be satisfied with going away from here with a point.

''I think we did well in the first half. We did not create much today, to be honest, and in the second half they put us under pressure.''

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