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    Tirau Dan wrote:
    LoyalSaint wrote:
    hedge end bob wrote:
    slugger wrote:
    Stroppy_gramps wrote: I cannot believe some of the rubbish being put on this website tonight. we go away to Stoke and put 3 past them. Did any of you read ANY of the prematch reports talking about how hard Stoke have been to score against at home? About their home record? We just went there and nearly doubled the amount of goals they have conceded at home. We've ended their record. AND we forced them to come from behind for the draw - and the equaliser was a wonder goal that will happen to any team at any time. And you sit there and demand NA's head for that? really? I suppose those of you who demand this are expecting Saints to qualify for Europe and to be knocking in ten goals a match without conceding any. I'm actually holding back on just how hacked off these really really dumb comments have made me - I just know that theres no point because if you are stupid enough to post rubbish like this then you are stupid enough to not listen and watch and see what is going on at Saints. We had what was widely regarded as the most difficult start to the season for any team - and we forced the top sides in the Premiership to come from behind to beat us. The Arsenal match was horrible - but that happens to every team once in a while. Our manager despite all the crap thrown at him has remained positive and upbeat - why? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB. He needs to motivate those players and keep them coming back to the pitch no matter what and he's doing a fantastic job of it. Would you prefer he stand there like Mark Hughes and be negative? I guarantee you that if he did that we would be at the bottom of the table with QPR. It's all very well for you armchair managers to sit there and childishly demand his head when the result doesn't go the way you want it to go, but at the end of the day this manager is giving Southampton everything and making sure that his team hear good positive things no matter what the result. And you can't see why that is a good thing and why that means he is doing a good job then you are a bloody fool. So do us all a favour - we understand that you are entitled to your opinion. But if it is so negative and ill informed that all you can do is sit there and bleat 'oh he's rubbish sack him' then please don't bother. Because that puts you at the level of the idiots from down the road who just post on here to get a reaction. Ok so we are back in the relegation zone - so what. one win and we aren't. BE POSITIVE ABOUT IT.
    Imo this is the post of the evening !
    2nd that Slugger , but then were happy clappers.
    Wise words indeed!!!!
    big tick from me Gramps.. I was up all night worried and hoping for a point. I loved every minute of a game that had everything. In the end I went to bed heart broken with the loss of the lead but very happy and proud with the point.. Loved the game which did the sport credit in every way - a ding dong battle. We were very very lucky with the ref. Stoke were immense with KJ playing out of his skin and Luke plain as day knackered (played his big heart out) twice missing the ball had to be replaced by Fox Then with them hoofing it to bean-pole Crouchy and Punch (looking tired) in the second half Richardson was a sensible option to me. Yes the whole of the league manage 2 goals at Britannia (a a cup goal I think) until we came along with the best fans in the country and get 3. Well Done Saints well done as all of you played your hearts out.. and the fans sang their's out too. Now celebrate football and put the whining to bed. That was the entertaining game we love with all it's ups and downs.. Cheers Nigel and Thanks Saints and Stoke for delivering the Sport... Loved it! Love from NZ
    And so say all of us"
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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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