Adkins hails 'massive' Saints win at Villa

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

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Nigel Adkins hailed a “massive” win for his side in the battle to beat the drop.

Saints secured a 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Aston Villa to give themselves breathing space above the drop zone and send their opponents into it.

“It’s a massive win for us away from home against a team close to us in the division,” said a delighted Adkins.

“We were able to get three points and keep a clean sheet which is very pleasing.

“It’s only two defeats in 11 and we have shown a growing maturity after, let’s face it, a baptism of fire in the opening fixtures for a newly promoted club."

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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12:11am Mon 14 Jan 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

And we hail Adkins!
And we hail Adkins! Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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12:42am Mon 14 Jan 13

magnette says...

It wasn't a massive win, it was only 1-0!
It wasn't a massive win, it was only 1-0! magnette
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12:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

oh dear the pic is not orange enough for kent141 or more glory to quote about .what will they do with themselves
oh dear the pic is not orange enough for kent141 or more glory to quote about .what will they do with themselves saintkenny
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12:49am Mon 14 Jan 13

saintkenny says...

magnette wrote:
It wasn't a massive win, it was only 1-0!
meaning winning a six pointer ,games that you need to win ,its massive in that way in football terms .could be worth later 130 million how massive do you want
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: It wasn't a massive win, it was only 1-0![/p][/quote]meaning winning a six pointer ,games that you need to win ,its massive in that way in football terms .could be worth later 130 million how massive do you want saintkenny
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2:52am Mon 14 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

I cannot see many points in the rest of January and February. 3 or 4? This is a tricky run coming up. I hope Saints can prove me wrong!
I cannot see many points in the rest of January and February. 3 or 4? This is a tricky run coming up. I hope Saints can prove me wrong! batesieboy
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2:57am Mon 14 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Saints fans have got the 'blues' over ticket pricing to see THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON play Chels... who ??

(Ref: Arsenal vs Man City and the return of 900 Tickets)

WE OWE CHELSEA !!

No-one comes down our place with all those antics trying to relive past glories

(Remind you of anyone ??? )

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY 2013 ... AND WE RULE THE SOUTH (including LONDON)

FIGHT (on the pitch) AND WIN. COYR

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
Saints fans have got the 'blues' over ticket pricing to see THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON play Chels... who ?? (Ref: Arsenal vs Man City and the return of 900 Tickets) WE OWE CHELSEA !! No-one comes down our place with all those antics trying to relive past glories (Remind you of anyone ??? ) WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY 2013 ... AND WE RULE THE SOUTH (including LONDON) FIGHT (on the pitch) AND WIN. COYR RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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3:26am Mon 14 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
And we hail Adkins!
NIGEL ADKINS RED AND WHITE ARMY.

(WE H8 POMPEY)

RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: And we hail Adkins![/p][/quote]NIGEL ADKINS RED AND WHITE ARMY. (WE H8 POMPEY) RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY-RED ARMY RedArmy1
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6:51am Mon 14 Jan 13

mack chinnon says...

I see Fratton Park was flooded on Saturday. Must have caused tens of pounds worth of improvements.
Come on Scunny.
I see Fratton Park was flooded on Saturday. Must have caused tens of pounds worth of improvements. Come on Scunny. mack chinnon
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8:26am Mon 14 Jan 13

St.Yorkie says...

ONE!
ONE! St.Yorkie
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8:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

devonsaint2 says...

It WAS a massive win.
One big benefit for me is the continued improvement of Jay Rod. His work rate is fantastic . The amount of 20 -50yd sprints he did was incredible. His finishing needs maturity. Always in the right position but he needs a bit of Ricky's coaching. Composure is the answer. He definitely is getting there.
Also still think Gaston is a home player and a sub to be brought on away when others are tiring. He wasn't bad, but just not enough for these difficult away games.
I can see a tight win at home against Everton, if we are not thrashed at Chelsea.
Great support at Villa. You can never hear home fans when we are away, but Saturday Saints fans were noisy and Villa fans very quiet.
It WAS a massive win. One big benefit for me is the continued improvement of Jay Rod. His work rate is fantastic . The amount of 20 -50yd sprints he did was incredible. His finishing needs maturity. Always in the right position but he needs a bit of Ricky's coaching. Composure is the answer. He definitely is getting there. Also still think Gaston is a home player and a sub to be brought on away when others are tiring. He wasn't bad, but just not enough for these difficult away games. I can see a tight win at home against Everton, if we are not thrashed at Chelsea. Great support at Villa. You can never hear home fans when we are away, but Saturday Saints fans were noisy and Villa fans very quiet. devonsaint2
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9:24am Mon 14 Jan 13

Andy_Germany says...

Wednesday's match against Chelsea will be tough, no doubt about that. Even though OPR are bottom, we need to have their attitude on Wednesday. Death or glory defending needed.
Wednesday's match against Chelsea will be tough, no doubt about that. Even though OPR are bottom, we need to have their attitude on Wednesday. Death or glory defending needed. Andy_Germany
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10:26am Mon 14 Jan 13

Mush On The Beach says...

saintkenny wrote:
oh dear the pic is not orange enough for kent141 or more glory to quote about .what will they do with themselves
Wet themselves.
Happy INSKUNTERNONCE day for tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: oh dear the pic is not orange enough for kent141 or more glory to quote about .what will they do with themselves[/p][/quote]Wet themselves. Happy INSKUNTERNONCE day for tomorrow. Mush On The Beach
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11:31am Mon 14 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Like many of us on here I guess, I was sat in front of a live link, kicking every ball and counting every second from about the 70 minute mark. My beloved joined me for a few minutes and, in a moment of total ignorance, said, 'calm down, you shouldn't get that involved, you'll give yourself a heart attack'. Some people just don't get it, do they? Anyway, she thinks Jay dived, so he probably didn't.

Seed, RedArmy, Yorkie, (others?) apart from the actual match ticket, the little Strassies and I are fully booked for Newcastle - trains, hotel etc. See you there.
Like many of us on here I guess, I was sat in front of a live link, kicking every ball and counting every second from about the 70 minute mark. My beloved joined me for a few minutes and, in a moment of total ignorance, said, 'calm down, you shouldn't get that involved, you'll give yourself a heart attack'. Some people just don't get it, do they? Anyway, she thinks Jay dived, so he probably didn't. Seed, RedArmy, Yorkie, (others?) apart from the actual match ticket, the little Strassies and I are fully booked for Newcastle - trains, hotel etc. See you there. Strasbourg Saint
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1:44pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Beer Monster says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Like many of us on here I guess, I was sat in front of a live link, kicking every ball and counting every second from about the 70 minute mark. My beloved joined me for a few minutes and, in a moment of total ignorance, said, 'calm down, you shouldn't get that involved, you'll give yourself a heart attack'. Some people just don't get it, do they? Anyway, she thinks Jay dived, so he probably didn't.

Seed, RedArmy, Yorkie, (others?) apart from the actual match ticket, the little Strassies and I are fully booked for Newcastle - trains, hotel etc. See you there.
Hehe, I've only had one gf who has any empathy with my footballing woes, unfortunately she's a Man Utd fan so that relationship was doomed from the start.

I'm fully intending to get to the Newcastle match myself - glad that they've moved the date as I'm going to be in York on the saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Like many of us on here I guess, I was sat in front of a live link, kicking every ball and counting every second from about the 70 minute mark. My beloved joined me for a few minutes and, in a moment of total ignorance, said, 'calm down, you shouldn't get that involved, you'll give yourself a heart attack'. Some people just don't get it, do they? Anyway, she thinks Jay dived, so he probably didn't. Seed, RedArmy, Yorkie, (others?) apart from the actual match ticket, the little Strassies and I are fully booked for Newcastle - trains, hotel etc. See you there.[/p][/quote]Hehe, I've only had one gf who has any empathy with my footballing woes, unfortunately she's a Man Utd fan so that relationship was doomed from the start. I'm fully intending to get to the Newcastle match myself - glad that they've moved the date as I'm going to be in York on the saturday. Beer Monster
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