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    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    Alicesdad wrote:
    Pards bought Schneiderlin .. we know .. Schneiderlin is good.... we know
    Schneiderlin thanks Pards .. we know
    STORIES ALONG THESE LINES HAVE BEEN IN EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK ... WE KNOW !!

    Now take all the words, rearrange them and change the title .. how many more times?
    Pards did not buy Spider, Lowe did, he arrived on 27/06/08. Pardew didn't arrive until 17/07/09.
    You are right. Thank you. I stand corrected.


    NIGEL ADKINS"
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Schneiderlin: My debt to Pardew

Schneiderlin: My debt to Pardew

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted his debt of gratitude to former boss Alan Pardew after agreeing terms on a new four-year contract.

The French midfielder, who has been in superb form for Saints since their return to the Premier League, revealed it was Pardew who added the defensive skills to his natural passing game that has made him the player he is today.

Schneiderlin who this week penned a deal to keep him at St Mary’s until 2017, was once nicknamed ‘ZZ’ by former coach Dean Wilkins, who likened the midfielder’s talents to those of French legend Zinedine Zidane.

Now, though, Schneiderlin has adapted his game, making him one of the most under-rated players in the top flight – and thanks Pardew for doing that.

“He was the one saying to me to improve on my defensive skills,” he said.

“He was the one who was telling me ‘come on, you need more tackling.’ “So, thanks go to him and his words every day saying that to me.”

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