Saints target away win at Fulham

Daily Echo: Emmanuel Mayuka reflects on a chance that went begging against Sunderland. Emmanuel Mayuka reflects on a chance that went begging against Sunderland.

Saints head into a “pressurised” meeting with Fulham on Boxing Day confident of a rare away success, despite a deflating defeat to Sunderland.

The club will spend Christmas Day still teetering on the brink of the relegation zone having dropped points in what was seen as a very winnable home game.

Boss Nigel Adkins admitted that losing to one of their fellow strugglers at St Mary’s is a damaging blow, but he insists they can patch the wound up with a second away victory of the season, at Craven Cottage.

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw earlier in the season, with the Saints boss taking heart from his side’s performance that day as they prepare to face an out-of-form Fulham side.

“I’ve highlighted you need to win your games at home, especially against the teams around us,” said Adkins. “It hasn’t gone our way. We’ll analyse it, we’ll quickly move on, we’ll draw a line underneath it and get ourselves ready for the next one.

“All the games are going to be pressurised. What we’ve got to do is make sure we regroup and get ourselves ready for Fulham.”

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9:19am Mon 24 Dec 12

st.athan saint says...

would be strange if they were targeting an away defeat !!!!
would be strange if they were targeting an away defeat !!!! st.athan saint
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12:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

InCortesewetrust says...

st.athan saint wrote:
would be strange if they were targeting an away defeat !!!!
Adkins is a tactical mastermind, that's a great idea, let's go for the 3 points, not heard him say " We’ll analyse it, we’ll quickly move on, we’ll draw a line underneath it and get ourselves ready for the next one" before either, its great to hear something new from him,
[quote][p][bold]st.athan saint[/bold] wrote: would be strange if they were targeting an away defeat !!!![/p][/quote]Adkins is a tactical mastermind, that's a great idea, let's go for the 3 points, not heard him say " We’ll analyse it, we’ll quickly move on, we’ll draw a line underneath it and get ourselves ready for the next one" before either, its great to hear something new from him, InCortesewetrust
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12:42pm Mon 24 Dec 12

saintkenny says...

we do need to adjust when weather conditons affect the match .we could not play the flowing football /with the dampness we needed another option
we do need to adjust when weather conditons affect the match .we could not play the flowing football /with the dampness we needed another option saintkenny
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2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Nemesisaint says...

Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!
Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m! Nemesisaint
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4:04pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Chet Rico says...

Nemesisaint says...
2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!”

Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship

Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery

But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window.
Nemesisaint says... 2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12 Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!” Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window. Chet Rico
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4:52pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Fulham away
Stoke away
Gooners home

Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty.
Plus have a good moan in the New Year!
Fulham away Stoke away Gooners home Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty. Plus have a good moan in the New Year! Fatty x Ford Worker
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5:22pm Mon 24 Dec 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Chet Rico wrote:
Nemesisaint says...
2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!”

Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship

Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery

But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window.
I agree Will Buckley would be a good addition to the squad.We need more variety going forward.A NEW DOMINATING CENTRE HALF IS A MUST TOO.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Chet Rico[/bold] wrote: Nemesisaint says... 2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12 Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!” Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window.[/p][/quote]I agree Will Buckley would be a good addition to the squad.We need more variety going forward.A NEW DOMINATING CENTRE HALF IS A MUST TOO. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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5:26pm Mon 24 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chet Rico wrote:
Nemesisaint says...
2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!”

Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship

Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery

But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window.
I guess it would be a good capture, but the chance must be slim.
[quote][p][bold]Chet Rico[/bold] wrote: Nemesisaint says... 2:11pm Mon 24 Dec 12 Silly rumour in the Daily Mirror saying we are going to sign Will Buckley from Brighton. £2m!” Silly rumour ? Buckley would be a good addition to the squad particularly IF Lalanas injury were to keep him out injured for a long spell.Buckley is a tricky wide man who can score and i reckon could cut it in the P/Ship Perhaps as a former physio Adkins knows Lallanas injury may require surgery But we really need a new commanding C/H or two in the window.[/p][/quote]I guess it would be a good capture, but the chance must be slim. OSPREYSAINT
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5:27pm Mon 24 Dec 12

john_wheeler38 says...

we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all
we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all john_wheeler38
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5:28pm Mon 24 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Fulham away
Stoke away
Gooners home

Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty.
Plus have a good moan in the New Year!
There will be moaning ninnies on here, win or lose! Have a good one FxFW
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Fulham away Stoke away Gooners home Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty. Plus have a good moan in the New Year![/p][/quote]There will be moaning ninnies on here, win or lose! Have a good one FxFW OSPREYSAINT
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9:52pm Mon 24 Dec 12

saintlysoul says...

john_wheeler38 wrote:
we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all
JWP?
[quote][p][bold]john_wheeler38[/bold] wrote: we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all[/p][/quote]JWP? saintlysoul
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2:22am Tue 25 Dec 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Heavy Showers I only hope the dopes can cope.
Heavy Showers I only hope the dopes can cope. Fatty x Ford Worker
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6:19am Tue 25 Dec 12

Flashin the pan says...

Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period.

Not missing the UK weather!
Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period. Not missing the UK weather! Flashin the pan
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6:19am Tue 25 Dec 12

Flashin the pan says...

Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period.

Not missing the UK weather!
Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period. Not missing the UK weather! Flashin the pan
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6:19am Tue 25 Dec 12

Flashin the pan says...

Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period.

Not missing the UK weather!
Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period. Not missing the UK weather! Flashin the pan
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8:53am Tue 25 Dec 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Flashin the pan wrote:
Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period.

Not missing the UK weather!
Correction, Saints are looking to avoid 2 straight away defeats, to pull away from the teams stranded at the bottom of the pile. Portsmouth are just looking and hoping.
[quote][p][bold]Flashin the pan[/bold] wrote: Saints are looking at the possibility of 2 straight away defeats, being passed by their neighbours Reading followed by QPR having some better results progressing with 'Arry' making up some lost ground in the same period. Not missing the UK weather![/p][/quote]Correction, Saints are looking to avoid 2 straight away defeats, to pull away from the teams stranded at the bottom of the pile. Portsmouth are just looking and hoping. OSPREYSAINT
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9:17pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Ted Rogers says...

john_wheeler38 wrote:
we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all
Do you watch Saints?
[quote][p][bold]john_wheeler38[/bold] wrote: we need 2 midfield players nothing in midfield at all[/p][/quote]Do you watch Saints? Ted Rogers
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1:13pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Pogle says...

Fatty x Ford Worker wrote:
Fulham away
Stoke away
Gooners home

Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty.
Plus have a good moan in the New Year!
Who is the x dresser? Fatty or Percy!
[quote][p][bold]Fatty x Ford Worker[/bold] wrote: Fulham away Stoke away Gooners home Happy Christmas from Percy and Fatty. Plus have a good moan in the New Year![/p][/quote]Who is the x dresser? Fatty or Percy! Pogle
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