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    up saints wrote:
    More Glory wrote:
    Congrats on your ability to talk footy today. Here's a little challenge for you:

    Talking of recent times, how many of your players could seriously challenge to get in a South Coast - Last decade team?

    James
    De Zeeuw Campbell
    Johnson Hreidarsson
    Diarra Muntari
    Stone Taylor
    Yakubu Defoe

    Subs - Hislop, Distin, Berger, Boateng, Sheringham

    Be honest!
    think the team we turned out last week would turn that lot over dont need go back 10 yars
    how many of that lot could you afford .cambell 60.000 a week james 45.000 a week de zeuw 35.000 a week yakubu 45.000 a week jonson 35.000 a week hrealdson 35.000 a week defoe 45.000 a week diarra 45.000 a week muntari 35.000 a week distin 30.000 a week sherringham 40.000 a week .highest position in the premiership 8th .saints highest position 8th average wage 10.000 .pompey 7 years in the premiership while cheating in the status .not on list crouch 45.000 a week .even peter joked after joining spurs he could belive it and where the money come from .saints 16th premier league season running by its own means .now your 10 years cheating have sent you back where you belong .where were you 1978 79, 4th division if your lucky .league as its now known .not much to be proud of is it .will there be a massive 11000 tonight in the shed .only 12000 behind the souths best supported team 23000 watched league one football here"
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Midfield duo key to Saints' Premier League survival

Midfield duo key to Saints' Premier League survival

Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Nigel Adkins believes Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin have the potential to be a central midfield powerhouse pairing for Saints.

Cork’s return to the team after injury has resulted in four points from the last two games as Saints start to show the kind of form that could drag them to Premier League safety.

It should hardly be surprising when you consider that Cork has lost just 11 of the 52 games he has started since making a permanent move to the club from Chelsea just over a year ago. More than that, Adkins (pictured left) has been desperate to pair Cork and Schneiderlin together in a new look Continued: Page 37 midfield that sees the 23-year-olds sitting in front of the back four.

With Cork’s energy and dynamism and Schneiderlin’s fantastic passing ability they look every inch a Premier League partnership.

“He (Cork) was yet again outstanding – him and Morgan Schneiderlin together,” raved Adkins.

“I played Jack Cork in every game after I signed him last season.

“He was called up for the Great Britain team for the Olympics which is a great honour obviously but we didn’t have him for pre-season.

“He came back and in his first game he got injured, he came back after that and got injured straightaway in his comeback game.

“We’ve not had an opportunity to have Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin together until now.

“They are two young 23-year-olds who I believe have got so much potential and we can get a good partnership going with them.“We also have young James Ward-Prowse who is going to be phenomenal for us and Steven Davis we have brought in and is still very young in footballling terms but has a wealth of experience he can help the players with.”

Schneiderlin and Cork also have enviable statistics in games they have started together over the past season and a bit.

In that time they have been on the losing side on just six out of 21 occasions.

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