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  • "ok, we are still in a relagation battle but who expected otherwise? it is rare to say the least for teams new to the prem not to take time to adapt.(exclude "yoyo" drops") . going down again is not desireable but rather that than a panic overspend and change of manager. The window must be used to add wiselly and move on one or two not required. But with a veiw to next season if we do go down. so we may see one or two retained (like billy sharp and dan seabourne) with this in mind, players i cannt see making the prem. But remember we are not man city there is not a bottemless pit of money, and we are not portsmouth were there is just a bottemless pit !!!!"
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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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