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    saintshorse101 wrote:
    Stoke-Fan wrote:
    Well, I thought it was a great game and the potters did score four and a half of the six goals. But the saints played well and attacked Stoke like we have not seen at the Brit for a while. Adkins did right to keep his men fighting to the end - if they had tried to sit back on that lead Stoke would have crushed them. Sorry about that Nzonzi challenge but at least he missed your man. As you saw today, anyone who wriyes off Stoke is asking for trouble .
    thanks for that, if we had played this game earlier in the season you would have stuffed us. we have found a bit more grit and determination recently. to be fair i think either team could have won today, but i would have taken a point before the game and see it as a point gained not 2 lost.
    what some of our newer fans forget when they moan at NA is the fact that it was his team that he picked and his tactics that put us in such a good position. even some of the `big teams` would be happy with a draw at stoke, even with 10 men.
    NA showed some real courage to change the team around and play a different game today, and it nearly worked.
    our moaners have been boooing guly at home games and saying that jrod is a waste of money, yet they were 2 of our better players today, but the moaners wont see that. they moan when NA subbs rickie, and today moan because he didnt! i do wish some of our `fans` would remember that we are not mancity or chelsea, we are not going to win every game. and a point against stoke away from home is a good point, regardless of being 3-1 up against 10 men.
    good luck for the rest of the season and hope you can beat all of the teams around us but lose to us at our place.
    Spot on as well.

    Some of our new fans seem to think we have the god given right to expect more. If you support Man U or Man City then coming second is disappointing. If you support Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs not making the Champions League is disappointing. The likes of Stoke and Wigan have established themselves in the top flight and they look to beat newly promoted teams like ourselves.

    There are 19 other clubs, 19 other chairmen and managers, 19 other sets of fans who want more - it's time for some realism.

    In the 3 years since Admin we have won the JPT and had back to back promotions. It has been done before but it's rare and an amazing achievement.

    We tried the managerial merry go round before, many times, and it didn't work then. Let's try stability - it's worth a go as our greatest period came during such a spell as did those of other teams."
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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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