Adkins staying calm as Saints edge nearer promotion

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Nigel Adkins was staying calm as Saints took another step towards the Premier League with victory over Crystal Palace.

A brace from Rickie Lambert took his tally for the campaign to 30 and ensured Saints remained comfortably ensconced within the top two.

Adkins said: “All the players are valuable to us and Rickie Lambert has 30 now.

“The first goal we scored I was delighted with because it is something we’d talked about and we’d worked on.

“We wanted to change the play and from the throw in we changed it, we got Danny Butterfield in a good position and he’s got good crossing ability.

“We thought if we got Rickie against the small full back Clyne at the far post we’d have a little bit of joy and we did so we were pleased with that goal.”

Speaking of the 6,000 Saints supporters who cheered on the team at Selhurst Park he added: “The supporters were great.

“We were on the bus coming in and they were outside the pubs singing and it put the hairs on the back of your neck standing up. It was brilliant.”

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6:04pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Prit says...

And as if it wasn't good enough, the Brummies are beating wetspam 2-0 !! What a day this could be !

COYR
And as if it wasn't good enough, the Brummies are beating wetspam 2-0 !! What a day this could be ! COYR Prit
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6:06pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Spirit of 58 says...

The fifth Nolan sister just missed a sitter for the Spammers!
The fifth Nolan sister just missed a sitter for the Spammers! Spirit of 58
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6:07pm Mon 9 Apr 12

St.Yorkie says...

Well done the travelling fans...now let's do the same at Peterborough and Middlesbrough...and one final push against Coventry at home!
One game at a time so as noisy against the blue few, but with MORE intensity!
Live on SKY - show the worls what we are made of!
Well done the travelling fans...now let's do the same at Peterborough and Middlesbrough...and one final push against Coventry at home! One game at a time so as noisy against the blue few, but with MORE intensity! Live on SKY - show the worls what we are made of! St.Yorkie
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6:11pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Spirit of 58 says...

1-3 to the Brummies
1-3 to the Brummies Spirit of 58
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6:25pm Mon 9 Apr 12

saint Compo says...

A HUGE thanks to the 6,000 magnificent fans who travelled to Selhurst Park. You are brilliant!
A HUGE thanks to the 6,000 magnificent fans who travelled to Selhurst Park. You are brilliant! saint Compo
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6:33pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Crossley Place Saint says...

A fantastic win - I admit looking at Palace's home record I expected only a draw. The only downside was Rickie being subbed, made us very nervous after what happened on Saturday and also disappointed that he did not have the chance to complete yet another hat-trick. On the train home now to find that Spam are messing up big time, not sure if I can stand the tension!!
A fantastic win - I admit looking at Palace's home record I expected only a draw. The only downside was Rickie being subbed, made us very nervous after what happened on Saturday and also disappointed that he did not have the chance to complete yet another hat-trick. On the train home now to find that Spam are messing up big time, not sure if I can stand the tension!! Crossley Place Saint
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6:35pm Mon 9 Apr 12

St.Yorkie says...

Dare I suggest the game at Posh could see up up? I'll be there - let's make it one big effort and guarantee another big turn out.
One game at a time I know and a win against Reading, plus a decent result at Posh would all but guarantee our fate...especially the way West Ham are dealing with the pressure!
Dare I suggest the game at Posh could see up up? I'll be there - let's make it one big effort and guarantee another big turn out. One game at a time I know and a win against Reading, plus a decent result at Posh would all but guarantee our fate...especially the way West Ham are dealing with the pressure! St.Yorkie
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6:38pm Mon 9 Apr 12

St.Yorkie says...

No worries about Rickie - purely saving him for the Reading game. Absoloutely sure of that after his comments post match.
Reading is our Cup Final we must simply perform to our max and take tham apart. Professional and the result will follow. No more "wonder strikes" this season at SMS, unless Rickie scores a special!
No worries about Rickie - purely saving him for the Reading game. Absoloutely sure of that after his comments post match. Reading is our Cup Final we must simply perform to our max and take tham apart. Professional and the result will follow. No more "wonder strikes" this season at SMS, unless Rickie scores a special! St.Yorkie
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6:44pm Mon 9 Apr 12

thehoggsback says...

Great day saints win wet spam have leicster away next week they'll lose that happy days,i think the top scorer in championship history is 28 goals kevin phillips, lambert will go down in history soon coyr fop.
Great day saints win wet spam have leicster away next week they'll lose that happy days,i think the top scorer in championship history is 28 goals kevin phillips, lambert will go down in history soon coyr fop. thehoggsback
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6:47pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Snooky says...

Todays result serves as a huge relief to me. After below par performances and 5 goals conceded in the last 2 games, I had lost some confidence. Thankfully the 11 lads on the pitch held a stronger nerve and got the season back to winning ways. Well done Saints.

If West Ham match stays as is, and there is no swing in our superior goal difference, I make it that we need 5 points from a possible 12 for promotion? Lets win' em all to be sure.
Todays result serves as a huge relief to me. After below par performances and 5 goals conceded in the last 2 games, I had lost some confidence. Thankfully the 11 lads on the pitch held a stronger nerve and got the season back to winning ways. Well done Saints. If West Ham match stays as is, and there is no swing in our superior goal difference, I make it that we need 5 points from a possible 12 for promotion? Lets win' em all to be sure. Snooky
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6:48pm Mon 9 Apr 12

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

excellent result , keep the faith and we WILL be PREMIER LEAGUE Ssssssssssssssssoon
excellent result , keep the faith and we WILL be PREMIER LEAGUE Ssssssssssssssssoon SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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6:48pm Mon 9 Apr 12

City Saint says...

Well done Saints, on to reading on Friday. This should quiet down all the negative fans out there who jumped in the team's back after to 2-2 to a determined Pompey. Winning the league ain't easy, and the final chapters of the season have yet to be written. Stay behind the Saints!
Well done Saints, on to reading on Friday. This should quiet down all the negative fans out there who jumped in the team's back after to 2-2 to a determined Pompey. Winning the league ain't easy, and the final chapters of the season have yet to be written. Stay behind the Saints! City Saint
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6:50pm Mon 9 Apr 12

tennisaint says...

As a old Northern soul fan

KEEP THE FAITH
As a old Northern soul fan KEEP THE FAITH tennisaint
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6:51pm Mon 9 Apr 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

we won
brummies winning
and this site wont smell of fish today
always runs in 3's
coyr foptj
we won brummies winning and this site wont smell of fish today always runs in 3's coyr foptj likewatchingbrazil
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6:52pm Mon 9 Apr 12

up saints says...

yes perfect day so far with west spam losing bottom looks good too fartin park mob 9 points adrift lol
yes perfect day so far with west spam losing bottom looks good too fartin park mob 9 points adrift lol up saints
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7:02pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Prit says...

Hang on Brum !!!
Hang on Brum !!! Prit
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7:09pm Mon 9 Apr 12

milton road says...

I always felt 4 pts from the weekends fixtures would be a good outcome. Local matches
are always hard to predict. Palace have quite a good record at home this was only their 4th defeat and we are the first top 6 team to win there.
The race to the premiership is there to be won. We can only lose it, it is all in our hands. Every game is tough, and Reading like us know a win on friday for either is almost home. They are coming like a steam train just as we did the tail end of last season. To be honest it will be edge of the seat stuff.
If WH lose today we need 5 points from 12.
I always felt 4 pts from the weekends fixtures would be a good outcome. Local matches are always hard to predict. Palace have quite a good record at home this was only their 4th defeat and we are the first top 6 team to win there. The race to the premiership is there to be won. We can only lose it, it is all in our hands. Every game is tough, and Reading like us know a win on friday for either is almost home. They are coming like a steam train just as we did the tail end of last season. To be honest it will be edge of the seat stuff. If WH lose today we need 5 points from 12. milton road
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7:11pm Mon 9 Apr 12

ghk230473 says...

saint Compo wrote:
A HUGE thanks to the 6,000 magnificent fans who travelled to Selhurst Park. You are brilliant!
Our away support has been brilliant, proof we have premier league fans.
Coyr's
[quote][p][bold]saint Compo[/bold] wrote: A HUGE thanks to the 6,000 magnificent fans who travelled to Selhurst Park. You are brilliant![/p][/quote]Our away support has been brilliant, proof we have premier league fans. Coyr's ghk230473
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7:21pm Mon 9 Apr 12

milton road says...

okay so we need 6 to be sure
okay so we need 6 to be sure milton road
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7:21pm Mon 9 Apr 12

milton road says...

okay so we need 6 to be sure
okay so we need 6 to be sure milton road
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7:22pm Mon 9 Apr 12

VancouverSaint says...

milton road wrote:
I always felt 4 pts from the weekends fixtures would be a good outcome. Local matches
are always hard to predict. Palace have quite a good record at home this was only their 4th defeat and we are the first top 6 team to win there.
The race to the premiership is there to be won. We can only lose it, it is all in our hands. Every game is tough, and Reading like us know a win on friday for either is almost home. They are coming like a steam train just as we did the tail end of last season. To be honest it will be edge of the seat stuff.
If WH lose today we need 5 points from 12.
unfortunatly we now need 6 ponits from 4 games. The Reading game is huge. Watch out for Jason Roberts, he's a powerful front man, we need Jos to stick to him like glue. Flying home today to be there for these last few games, cant wait for the '66 promotion feeling again.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: I always felt 4 pts from the weekends fixtures would be a good outcome. Local matches are always hard to predict. Palace have quite a good record at home this was only their 4th defeat and we are the first top 6 team to win there. The race to the premiership is there to be won. We can only lose it, it is all in our hands. Every game is tough, and Reading like us know a win on friday for either is almost home. They are coming like a steam train just as we did the tail end of last season. To be honest it will be edge of the seat stuff. If WH lose today we need 5 points from 12.[/p][/quote]unfortunatly we now need 6 ponits from 4 games. The Reading game is huge. Watch out for Jason Roberts, he's a powerful front man, we need Jos to stick to him like glue. Flying home today to be there for these last few games, cant wait for the '66 promotion feeling again. VancouverSaint
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7:25pm Mon 9 Apr 12

saintkenny says...

keep calm love southampton premier league hate pompey league one if the gods have fairness oblivion
keep calm love southampton premier league hate pompey league one if the gods have fairness oblivion saintkenny
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7:44pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Medway Saint says...

Took my 81 year old Dad to his first away game for many a year. Credit must go to Crystal Palace fans, for the way they welcomed back their old boys, Danny Butterfield and Jose Fonte. It was a nice touch the way they applauded Saints off the pitch, long after their own players had gone. The travelling Saints fans were loud and proud - they can only have helped to lift Saints to their deserved victory.
Took my 81 year old Dad to his first away game for many a year. Credit must go to Crystal Palace fans, for the way they welcomed back their old boys, Danny Butterfield and Jose Fonte. It was a nice touch the way they applauded Saints off the pitch, long after their own players had gone. The travelling Saints fans were loud and proud - they can only have helped to lift Saints to their deserved victory. Medway Saint
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7:54pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Rocket 1 says...

Where is Whitelines?? in bed with his Sister again, he has gone mighty quiet lately, must be because Bristol City won today, come on Millwall tomorrow put the Fishies to they're watery grave, off you pop Poopey
Where is Whitelines?? in bed with his Sister again, he has gone mighty quiet lately, must be because Bristol City won today, come on Millwall tomorrow put the Fishies to they're watery grave, off you pop Poopey Rocket 1
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7:57pm Mon 9 Apr 12

SaintMax says...

Bl hell, I can smell it..
Bl hell, I can smell it.. SaintMax
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8:59pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Mowyjoe says...

"He (Lambert) is a talented, talented football player and he's at a good place. Southampton has a great culture and is a great place for a player to become the best they can be."
Nigel Adkins

As comic book guy from Simpsons would say....Best manager EVER
"He (Lambert) is a talented, talented football player and he's at a good place. Southampton has a great culture and is a great place for a player to become the best they can be." Nigel Adkins As comic book guy from Simpsons would say....Best manager EVER Mowyjoe
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9:06pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Great win to day. Now we have to focus on Reading on Friday night. This is going to be some game. Possibly the biggest ever game at St Mary's. I think it will be a tight match. But we will come out on top. I think this could be a game in which our big Dutchman finds the net.
Praying that Brighton do us a favour tomorrow night and send Reading packing. Wet Spam could only draw. More and more likely a playoff place for them. Come on the Saints make it a Friday night to remember.
Great win to day. Now we have to focus on Reading on Friday night. This is going to be some game. Possibly the biggest ever game at St Mary's. I think it will be a tight match. But we will come out on top. I think this could be a game in which our big Dutchman finds the net. Praying that Brighton do us a favour tomorrow night and send Reading packing. Wet Spam could only draw. More and more likely a playoff place for them. Come on the Saints make it a Friday night to remember. Ashley Charles Pragnell
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9:29pm Mon 9 Apr 12

NORTHAM ROARS says...

Ashley Charles Pragnell wrote:
Great win to day. Now we have to focus on Reading on Friday night. This is going to be some game. Possibly the biggest ever game at St Mary's. I think it will be a tight match. But we will come out on top. I think this could be a game in which our big Dutchman finds the net.
Praying that Brighton do us a favour tomorrow night and send Reading packing. Wet Spam could only draw. More and more likely a playoff place for them. Come on the Saints make it a Friday night to remember.
This is indeed huge! COYR!We should go out to win all guns blazing- time for a TV cracker- whereby SAINTS are victors!! Lets turn round tv voodoos!(I suppose a draw will be acceptable)- but Reading are the in -form team-But we are at HOME! We should not underestistmate the crowds influence like today- 12th man on the pitch - Adkins was praising the support!! We need to play to win not sit back too deep, and be quicker to the ball in midfield than against the skates. 2 more wins 1 draw and I see us in prem i reckon. But lets try win them all! COYR! AND SING UP KINGSLAND/ITCHEN/CHA
PEL .... if you dont sing /shout now - when will you?????????????
[quote][p][bold]Ashley Charles Pragnell[/bold] wrote: Great win to day. Now we have to focus on Reading on Friday night. This is going to be some game. Possibly the biggest ever game at St Mary's. I think it will be a tight match. But we will come out on top. I think this could be a game in which our big Dutchman finds the net. Praying that Brighton do us a favour tomorrow night and send Reading packing. Wet Spam could only draw. More and more likely a playoff place for them. Come on the Saints make it a Friday night to remember.[/p][/quote]This is indeed huge! COYR!We should go out to win all guns blazing- time for a TV cracker- whereby SAINTS are victors!! Lets turn round tv voodoos!(I suppose a draw will be acceptable)- but Reading are the in -form team-But we are at HOME! We should not underestistmate the crowds influence like today- 12th man on the pitch - Adkins was praising the support!! We need to play to win not sit back too deep, and be quicker to the ball in midfield than against the skates. 2 more wins 1 draw and I see us in prem i reckon. But lets try win them all! COYR! AND SING UP KINGSLAND/ITCHEN/CHA PEL .... if you dont sing /shout now - when will you????????????? NORTHAM ROARS
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10:48pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Costa Baz says...

thehoggsback wrote:
Great day saints win wet spam have leicster away next week they'll lose that happy days,i think the top scorer in championship history is 28 goals kevin phillips, lambert will go down in history soon coyr fop.
Don't forget Brighton.

They play Reading Tuesday then go to Wet Spam on Saturday and they need the points as much as those two teams do.

They could be our new best friends, in a platonic sort of way.
[quote][p][bold]thehoggsback[/bold] wrote: Great day saints win wet spam have leicster away next week they'll lose that happy days,i think the top scorer in championship history is 28 goals kevin phillips, lambert will go down in history soon coyr fop.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Brighton. They play Reading Tuesday then go to Wet Spam on Saturday and they need the points as much as those two teams do. They could be our new best friends, in a platonic sort of way. Costa Baz
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11:23pm Mon 9 Apr 12

Judas30 says...

it aint over til the girlfriend sings but.... Do you think my cheeky tenner on Rickie as top scorer at 25-1 is a done deal?
it aint over til the girlfriend sings but.... Do you think my cheeky tenner on Rickie as top scorer at 25-1 is a done deal? Judas30
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1:23am Tue 10 Apr 12

Yon_St_Harri says...

G'day to yous all......yes I can reveal my true identity now - I am actually a Pom down under in Perth. Sunny here all the time - and now its sunny in Southampton all the time too. The last time I had such a great feeling was at Wembley in 1976 (I was there as Max Boyce would say). I was also at Wembley in 1978 - lost to Forest 3-2. Interesting piece of trivia, Saints scorers an that day (Peach & Holmes) were the ONLY two surving players from the 1976 FA Cup final. This season has been nothing short of fan-bluudy-tastic; I only wish I could be there to savour it all. Will there be another street parade as there was in 1976? I want to add my thanks to NC & Saint Marcus for rescuing our club. It wouldn't surprise me if NC and teh Leibhers have even bigger plans for the club. How about being a genuine threat to the north England and London dominance of the EPL; and not just 'another' EPL struggling side. Lets' aim as high as we can - put another deck on the SMS and lift the crowd potential to 60,000....why not? Onwards and Upwards.
G'day to yous all......yes I can reveal my true identity now - I am actually a Pom down under in Perth. Sunny here all the time - and now its sunny in Southampton all the time too. The last time I had such a great feeling was at Wembley in 1976 (I was there as Max Boyce would say). I was also at Wembley in 1978 - lost to Forest 3-2. Interesting piece of trivia, Saints scorers an that day (Peach & Holmes) were the ONLY two surving players from the 1976 FA Cup final. This season has been nothing short of fan-bluudy-tastic; I only wish I could be there to savour it all. Will there be another street parade as there was in 1976? I want to add my thanks to NC & Saint Marcus for rescuing our club. It wouldn't surprise me if NC and teh Leibhers have even bigger plans for the club. How about being a genuine threat to the north England and London dominance of the EPL; and not just 'another' EPL struggling side. Lets' aim as high as we can - put another deck on the SMS and lift the crowd potential to 60,000....why not? Onwards and Upwards. Yon_St_Harri
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6:36am Tue 10 Apr 12

Oldfan says...

One game at a time. Reading is still a massive challenge we need to win.
One game at a time. Reading is still a massive challenge we need to win. Oldfan
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8:26am Tue 10 Apr 12

george chivers says...

Yon_St_Harri wrote:
G'day to yous all......yes I can reveal my true identity now - I am actually a Pom down under in Perth. Sunny here all the time - and now its sunny in Southampton all the time too. The last time I had such a great feeling was at Wembley in 1976 (I was there as Max Boyce would say). I was also at Wembley in 1978 - lost to Forest 3-2. Interesting piece of trivia, Saints scorers an that day (Peach & Holmes) were the ONLY two surving players from the 1976 FA Cup final. This season has been nothing short of fan-bluudy-tastic; I only wish I could be there to savour it all. Will there be another street parade as there was in 1976? I want to add my thanks to NC & Saint Marcus for rescuing our club. It wouldn't surprise me if NC and teh Leibhers have even bigger plans for the club. How about being a genuine threat to the north England and London dominance of the EPL; and not just 'another' EPL struggling side. Lets' aim as high as we can - put another deck on the SMS and lift the crowd potential to 60,000....why not? Onwards and Upwards.
I go back to '76 and '78 as well. I had a quid on David Peach at 33-1 to score the first goal in '78.

But don't be over optimistic about what the club will spend if we are promoted. The buying record to date doesn't say they will go overboard.

The personal loans Markus and family made to the club have been converted into shares which could indicate they are willing to borrow from the bank to fund spending on players. The net worth of the holding company which owns Saints will have increased with the loans off the balance sheet so the banks would lend the holding company money and there would be no need for the family to fund the club personally.

Assuming we make it to the Prem, the team could then consolidate it itself in the bottom half of the league like Norwich giving the Liebhers the option to sell it and make a profit on their original investment. Buyers would know they had £50M in parachute payments to come in the event of relegation back to the Championship.

I am not saying this likely to happen I am saying it is an option for the owners. It depends on how much they like football versus how much they like profit (a return on their investment). Who knows? Just an alternative thought.
[quote][p][bold]Yon_St_Harri[/bold] wrote: G'day to yous all......yes I can reveal my true identity now - I am actually a Pom down under in Perth. Sunny here all the time - and now its sunny in Southampton all the time too. The last time I had such a great feeling was at Wembley in 1976 (I was there as Max Boyce would say). I was also at Wembley in 1978 - lost to Forest 3-2. Interesting piece of trivia, Saints scorers an that day (Peach & Holmes) were the ONLY two surving players from the 1976 FA Cup final. This season has been nothing short of fan-bluudy-tastic; I only wish I could be there to savour it all. Will there be another street parade as there was in 1976? I want to add my thanks to NC & Saint Marcus for rescuing our club. It wouldn't surprise me if NC and teh Leibhers have even bigger plans for the club. How about being a genuine threat to the north England and London dominance of the EPL; and not just 'another' EPL struggling side. Lets' aim as high as we can - put another deck on the SMS and lift the crowd potential to 60,000....why not? Onwards and Upwards.[/p][/quote]I go back to '76 and '78 as well. I had a quid on David Peach at 33-1 to score the first goal in '78. But don't be over optimistic about what the club will spend if we are promoted. The buying record to date doesn't say they will go overboard. The personal loans Markus and family made to the club have been converted into shares which could indicate they are willing to borrow from the bank to fund spending on players. The net worth of the holding company which owns Saints will have increased with the loans off the balance sheet so the banks would lend the holding company money and there would be no need for the family to fund the club personally. Assuming we make it to the Prem, the team could then consolidate it itself in the bottom half of the league like Norwich giving the Liebhers the option to sell it and make a profit on their original investment. Buyers would know they had £50M in parachute payments to come in the event of relegation back to the Championship. I am not saying this likely to happen I am saying it is an option for the owners. It depends on how much they like football versus how much they like profit (a return on their investment). Who knows? Just an alternative thought. george chivers
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8:39am Tue 10 Apr 12

SaintAsh1964 says...

Not sure what happened in 1978, apart from being promoted in 2nd place, 1979 was the League cup Final against Forest, pouring with rain for the most of the game if I remember rightly!
Come on Millwall & Brighton :)
Not sure what happened in 1978, apart from being promoted in 2nd place, 1979 was the League cup Final against Forest, pouring with rain for the most of the game if I remember rightly! Come on Millwall & Brighton :) SaintAsh1964
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8:49am Tue 10 Apr 12

Tubbystubb says...

Gotta say I listened to the game on the radio, and the travelling Saints fans were absolutely fan bl**dy tastic.
it was hard to listen to the commentary as the noise from the saints fans was immense, it was coming across on the radio so loud and clear it was like actually being there.
Well done to all those who went!
Now lets repeat it at SMS on friday night to scare the S**t out of Reading and secure 3 points
Gotta say I listened to the game on the radio, and the travelling Saints fans were absolutely fan bl**dy tastic. it was hard to listen to the commentary as the noise from the saints fans was immense, it was coming across on the radio so loud and clear it was like actually being there. Well done to all those who went! Now lets repeat it at SMS on friday night to scare the S**t out of Reading and secure 3 points Tubbystubb
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8:57am Tue 10 Apr 12

IanRC says...

Great results yesterday now we just need Reading to slip up tonight.

On a serious note for Friday's game I think it would be excellent if we could arrange a great show of thanks for Markus's family and our Chairman Nicola. Obviously Nigel and the team have done a fantastic job bringing us to the verge of promotion but IMHO none of this would have been possible without the financial support and our Chairman's wise council. I was very dismayed to hear rumours in the press that the club might be sold to a group of venture capital funds and frankly one of the biggest threats to our medium term development is that the family should sell us and Nicola move on.

Time to stand up and give thanks I think.

COYR
Great results yesterday now we just need Reading to slip up tonight. On a serious note for Friday's game I think it would be excellent if we could arrange a great show of thanks for Markus's family and our Chairman Nicola. Obviously Nigel and the team have done a fantastic job bringing us to the verge of promotion but IMHO none of this would have been possible without the financial support and our Chairman's wise council. I was very dismayed to hear rumours in the press that the club might be sold to a group of venture capital funds and frankly one of the biggest threats to our medium term development is that the family should sell us and Nicola move on. Time to stand up and give thanks I think. COYR IanRC
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9:11am Tue 10 Apr 12

priesters says...

Superb day yesterday and I thought Saints were fantastic from front to back....that 2nd half was as controlled a performance away from home as I've seen fromm us this year. Completely the opposite of our last away outing and my MOTM was Cork, but all were great.
Special mention of course to the 6,000 who showed the Palace fans how it's done. Roll on the Royals...

COYR!
Superb day yesterday and I thought Saints were fantastic from front to back....that 2nd half was as controlled a performance away from home as I've seen fromm us this year. Completely the opposite of our last away outing and my MOTM was Cork, but all were great. Special mention of course to the 6,000 who showed the Palace fans how it's done. Roll on the Royals... COYR! priesters
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10:20am Tue 10 Apr 12

saint Compo says...

IanRC wrote:
Great results yesterday now we just need Reading to slip up tonight.

On a serious note for Friday's game I think it would be excellent if we could arrange a great show of thanks for Markus's family and our Chairman Nicola. Obviously Nigel and the team have done a fantastic job bringing us to the verge of promotion but IMHO none of this would have been possible without the financial support and our Chairman's wise council. I was very dismayed to hear rumours in the press that the club might be sold to a group of venture capital funds and frankly one of the biggest threats to our medium term development is that the family should sell us and Nicola move on.

Time to stand up and give thanks I think.

COYR
I agree with the idea of showing our gratitude to St Markus and NC but I think the Coventry game will be the best time to do it - as part of the post match celebrations.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]IanRC[/bold] wrote: Great results yesterday now we just need Reading to slip up tonight. On a serious note for Friday's game I think it would be excellent if we could arrange a great show of thanks for Markus's family and our Chairman Nicola. Obviously Nigel and the team have done a fantastic job bringing us to the verge of promotion but IMHO none of this would have been possible without the financial support and our Chairman's wise council. I was very dismayed to hear rumours in the press that the club might be sold to a group of venture capital funds and frankly one of the biggest threats to our medium term development is that the family should sell us and Nicola move on. Time to stand up and give thanks I think. COYR[/p][/quote]I agree with the idea of showing our gratitude to St Markus and NC but I think the Coventry game will be the best time to do it - as part of the post match celebrations. COYR saint Compo
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3:32am Thu 12 Apr 12

dickemery says...

staying quite cos he worried we might get pipped on the line lets face it it is a big surprise being top we just came up from diversion 3 welcome on board skate
staying quite cos he worried we might get pipped on the line lets face it it is a big surprise being top we just came up from diversion 3 welcome on board skate dickemery
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