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    bakeyboy wrote:
    Same old Adkins, always in denial I suppose he has to put a positive spin on another three points thown away to not let his boys see any negative vibes but in Nicola Cortese I trust and it will not be too much longer before we get someone at the helm who know's what they are doing. I'm afraid most of NA's subs selections this season have changed the games, but not the impact off the bench that he always harps on about but costing us the points in most of them. I wasn't at the game today but listened to it on Solent and in the second half it sounded like we just gave the ground again, sound familiar (Man U/ Man C etc..) and completely lost the initiative and then he takes off one of out most influential players who was doing very well in Jason Puncheon and leaves Ricky Lambert on who's name was barely mentioned in the second half and even Dave Merrington was saying that he did not work hard enough to close down. I know I will get plenty of stick from the loyalists but I'm sorry guys I just dont think that NA is the man to take the club forwards and if we dont get anything against Arsenal and are still in the drop zone I hope NC takes decisive action before its too late.
    I agree with you to an extent and that's coming from someone who is close with Adkins' family. Appalling to see us try and sit out the game by bringing on worse and more defensive players. With that lead and Stoke having ten men all we needed was to bring on a fast attacking player in place of Lambert and we would have kept them defending in their own half. In fairness I think it was fantastic that the players managed to get us a point considering those tactical changes. I think we need to get rid of Andy Crosby as he is not the brightest of sparks and bring in someone who has more of a tactical understanding, unfortunately he comes as a package with Nigel and that's not very likely to happen. Nigel is a great motivator but not a tactician. Crosby just talks too much and makes faces"
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Adkins hails "fantastic point"

Nigel Adkins at Stoke today.

Nigel Adkins at Stoke today.

First published in Sport

Nigel Adkins hailed Saints’ draw at Stoke as “a fantastic point.”

The boss was delighted with a 3-3 draw at the Britannia Stadium despite seeing his side lose a 3-1 lead against ten men.

He said: “It’s a fantastic point away from home.

“You look at Stoke and the Britannia Stadium and they had only conceded three goals at home this season and we’ve scored three and could have scored more.

“It’s always a difficult place to come to, our supporters were great and first half it was only us you could hear because our game management was spot on.

“We came away from home and changed a few of the players around because we knew we’d have to deal with an aerial bombardment that would probably come and the players have been top drawer. We scored some really good goals.”

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