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  • "Saintly Soul I can only assume that you are looking at the world through rose tinted glasses where Saints only ever win.

    We do need to sign new players, we do not need to sign a new manager.

    Adkins is NOT just saying the right thing to keep people happy. He is putting a positive spin on everything. because (once again) THAT IS HIS JOB.
    Managers like Fergie can afford to be openly critical in the media because 1) they are safe in their job and 2) they know that their sqaud will respond to that.

    This squad is in its first season back in the Premier League. I guarantee you that if they saw NA being negative about them in the media it would be reflected on the pitch.
    Those lads have taken some real stick both on and off the pitch this season, but the one constant for them is that their manager has remained positive about how things are going.
    If you cannot see the value in that and why it is one of the many things that makes Adkins a superb manager who thoroughly deserves to be where he is then you a blind, do not understand management of people and you really should think twice about posting.

    I said in a previous post on this thread that we are one win away from being out of the relegation zone. Well I'd like to add - one draw and we are two places out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
    We are not in that bad a position and people should not panic just because we are currently in the relegation zone. the season isn't over yet. We have time to get out.
    Of course we would all like to see Saints 2-3 spots above the zone, with points in hand but it's not turning out like that this season so far. So what. the team, and the manager deserve our full support right until the end of the season. And if we do go down? again so what? we'll take on board the lessons we learned this season, sort the squad out and we'll be back. This football season is not the last season on earth. It's not the end of the world if we get relegated (although it will be very annoying).
    Adkins, like the whole squad is learning his trade in the Premier League for the first time. You appear to be demanding instant perfection from him - well that ain't going to happen. Nobody is perfect.
    Just sit back, enjoy the ride, understand that it is going to get bumpy from time to time and if you go to the match, sing your heart out.
    Because that's what the team need from you as a supporter. And you will be contributing 100% more than you are right now."
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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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