Saints fans celebrate on an emotional day

Daily Echo: Saints fans celebrate on an emotional day Saints fans celebrate on an emotional day

“We are Southampton, we’re Premier League.”

It has taken seven years, but finally the Saints faithful are singing it again.

The cry echoed out proudly from St Mary’s today and penetrated deep into the city, as the club celebrated an incredible and emotional return to the top flight.

Thousands poured onto the pitch at the end of the 4-0 demolition of Coventry, hoisting the players onto their shoulders.

It was a display of pure, unbridled joy, as every section of the club came, to put it in manager Nigel Adkins’ words, together as one.

It was all in such stark contrast to the scenes on the final day of the 2004/05 season, when Manchester United played the role of executioner to Saints’ Premier League life.

“We’ll be back” the fans had defiantly cried after that numbing day.

It has taken longer than most could ever have imagined, but at last the prophecy has been fulfilled.

So much has transpired since that depressing afternoon – administration, a second relegation to League One, a ten-point deduction, and numerous managerial changes.

It has been a long and, at times, incredibly painful road.

But as the fans clambered down from the stands and lifted their heroes up in celebration, it was as if many of those miserable memories were being completely washed away.

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Within seconds of the final whistle, the pitch was completely flooded with supporters.

They mobbed the players, they danced, they hugged, and they kissed the turf.

It was a glorious end to such a fantastic season.

The scenes were remarkable, as the realisation dawned that Saints are back in the big time.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool – that is the company the club will now be keeping.

Even Adkins could hardly believe it. Normally never lost for words, he could hardly speak in the minutes after the final whistle and had to choke back tears in the tunnel.

Eventually, the players fought their way through the crowds and back into the dressing room.

They sprayed champagne, they embraced each other and they sang together.

The enormity of their achievement – winning back-to-back promotions to take them from the third tier into the top flight – almost cannot be understated.

The celebrations continued as they made their way up to the directors’ box, with Adkins, chairman Nicola Cortese, the backroom staff, and the players all saluting the crowd.

Promotions have been so rare in the history of Southampton Football Club – and these moments will be treasured by those lucky enough to have been inside St Mary’s.

The only sad note was that the man who had made it all possible, Markus Liebherr, was not there to witness the iconic moment.

This was the day he had bought the club for, and the late owner’s beaming smile should have graced this occasion. It would have lit up the day even more.

But his legacy still burns bright and, fittingly, he was not forgotten.

Liebherr’s name was chanted throughout the match, and it boomed out from the enormous sea of fans on the pitch after the game.

It was a poignant and heartfelt display of affection from the supporters.

Although there had been the potential for tension and nerves, the overwhelming atmosphere before the game had been one of excitement.

Supporters knew the club stood on the brink of the top flight. There was no doom mongering, simply an air of expectancy.

And the players delivered in style.

The ground erupted when Adam Lallana’s volley deflected off Billy Sharp and found the net to put Saints in front.

Any concern that had existed immediately disappeared.

And when Jose Fonte headed a second moments later, the party really began.

Saints weren’t going to let it slip from that point, and the fans knew it. They belted out chant after chant and bounced up and down in celebration.

By the time the second half started, it was clear that the club were only heading in one direction.

Jos Hooiveld’s goal and a deserved strike for the mesmerising Lallana served as the icing and the cherry on the most delicious of cakes.

The announcement that a record crowd of 32,363 had piled into the stadium brought a huge cheer.

The only boos that rang out came when the most pointless announcement of the season was relayed over the tannoy.

“Please remain in your seats at the final whistle,” the voice pleaded. No chance.

Minutes before the end, the fans were already piling down the steps to the advertising boards.

As soon as the whistle was lifted to referee Anthony Taylor’s mouth, the invasion began.

It was a magnificent moment, and one that will live long in the memory of all who were part of it.

Saints are back in the big time…

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5:39pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Corkonian Saint says...

Saints going up, skates going down, nuff said
Saints going up, skates going down, nuff said Corkonian Saint
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5:46pm Sat 28 Apr 12

kissmya%% says...

yep the skates are in div 1 they might even win there , IF they dont go bust . I can only wish !

COYS !!!
yep the skates are in div 1 they might even win there , IF they dont go bust . I can only wish ! COYS !!! kissmya%%
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5:54pm Sat 28 Apr 12

City Saint says...

Glad no one got hurt! Adkins looked worried for the players during his motd interview. It was his inner physio I reckon!
Glad no one got hurt! Adkins looked worried for the players during his motd interview. It was his inner physio I reckon! City Saint
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6:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintmark1977 says...

I posted this morning that "there are small days and big days" and that this would be our big day.

We just needed to ignore the Portsmouth few and win the game for Ted, Bobby,Peter and Bally .

Thankfully, that is how it has worked out.

Having followed the Saints for Fifty Three years and seen them promoted to the top flight twice before and win the F A cup today ranks alongside as one of my happiest.

Thank you Markus for keeping my dreams alive after they were nearly completly stubbed out by the idiot Dark Lord.
I posted this morning that "there are small days and big days" and that this would be our big day. We just needed to ignore the Portsmouth few and win the game for Ted, Bobby,Peter and Bally . Thankfully, that is how it has worked out. Having followed the Saints for Fifty Three years and seen them promoted to the top flight twice before and win the F A cup today ranks alongside as one of my happiest. Thank you Markus for keeping my dreams alive after they were nearly completly stubbed out by the idiot Dark Lord. saintmark1977
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6:17pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Spirit of 58 says...

After the excitement of the match i took myself off for a moments quiet contemplation and had the privilege of watching another Saint in action as I watched the second half of GE Hamble v Totton and Eling at Hamble's ground - the great Jo Tessem playing for Totton gave a masterclass in the final 20 mins.
I can now crack open a few 'Old Hens' safe in the knowledge that the Saints are back to where they belong.

Well done to everyone involved - a special day

PS Who were the black tie guys in the crowd having a ball opposite us in the Kingland- not Seeds boys surely?
After the excitement of the match i took myself off for a moments quiet contemplation and had the privilege of watching another Saint in action as I watched the second half of GE Hamble v Totton and Eling at Hamble's ground - the great Jo Tessem playing for Totton gave a masterclass in the final 20 mins. I can now crack open a few 'Old Hens' safe in the knowledge that the Saints are back to where they belong. Well done to everyone involved - a special day PS Who were the black tie guys in the crowd having a ball opposite us in the Kingland- not Seeds boys surely? Spirit of 58
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6:36pm Sat 28 Apr 12

doreron says...

I thought Saints would go to the wire and lose. But I'm pleased they did'nt. Well done to the team and Nigel Adkins, who just proved what a good manager he is. Well done lads.
I thought Saints would go to the wire and lose. But I'm pleased they did'nt. Well done to the team and Nigel Adkins, who just proved what a good manager he is. Well done lads. doreron
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6:51pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Mongoose says...

Just got back home What a day - totally shattered but off to the pub - We're Premier league
Just got back home What a day - totally shattered but off to the pub - We're Premier league Mongoose
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6:56pm Sat 28 Apr 12

jezza says...

I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR jezza
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6:57pm Sat 28 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

Thanks Saints, the victory you’ve given us,
Thanks Nigel the pride that you’ve given us,
League 1, now this,
Memories are made of this,
Sweet, sweet, the memories we have of you,
Sweet, sweet, memories are made of this,
Thanks Saints, the victory you’ve given us, Thanks Nigel the pride that you’ve given us, League 1, now this, Memories are made of this, Sweet, sweet, the memories we have of you, Sweet, sweet, memories are made of this, truelysaints
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7:03pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintandy11 says...

After the game i sat in the Northam looking at everyone on the pitch and i kept thinking about how close we had come to disappearing all together. If it hadn't been for Mr Liebherr stepping into save us we would not have been able to experience the joy we all felt today. it's such a shame he is no longer with us. I just hope he knew how much he means to the saints fans. Maybe the board should think of another statue at the stadium, just an idea.
After the game i sat in the Northam looking at everyone on the pitch and i kept thinking about how close we had come to disappearing all together. If it hadn't been for Mr Liebherr stepping into save us we would not have been able to experience the joy we all felt today. it's such a shame he is no longer with us. I just hope he knew how much he means to the saints fans. Maybe the board should think of another statue at the stadium, just an idea. saintandy11
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7:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

St.David says...

Fantastic. Unbelievable . . . We are Southampton. . . Premier league. . . .we're coming for you!!! COYRs. :-)
Fantastic. Unbelievable . . . We are Southampton. . . Premier league. . . .we're coming for you!!! COYRs. :-) St.David
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7:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saint t.boy says...

Absolutely amazing day, fans were great players brilliant and I am cream crackered!! But I'm off down the local with the lads to celebrate.
Absolutely amazing day, fans were great players brilliant and I am cream crackered!! But I'm off down the local with the lads to celebrate. saint t.boy
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7:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

santaclaus says...

Congrats from Norway. Amazingly, I never was nerveous watching the game. Absolutley control from start to finish. As I say to all my Norwegian friends; A victory for football. A victory for sound financial managment. A victory for positive and entertaining football. And most of all; A victory for everyone who loves a club that puts pride in developing talents and have players that not drop dead anytime anyone's close to them inside the box! I'm just so happy, and so proud to be a Saints supporter.
Congrats from Norway. Amazingly, I never was nerveous watching the game. Absolutley control from start to finish. As I say to all my Norwegian friends; A victory for football. A victory for sound financial managment. A victory for positive and entertaining football. And most of all; A victory for everyone who loves a club that puts pride in developing talents and have players that not drop dead anytime anyone's close to them inside the box! I'm just so happy, and so proud to be a Saints supporter. santaclaus
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7:16pm Sat 28 Apr 12

skybluestav says...

well done to all you saints fans from a 20yr season ticket holder at coventry. It was a real pleasure to be part of today, you were great & felt our pain. Good luck & go marching in.
well done to all you saints fans from a 20yr season ticket holder at coventry. It was a real pleasure to be part of today, you were great & felt our pain. Good luck & go marching in. skybluestav
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7:25pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Saintsayer II says...

jezza wrote:
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer
[quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR[/p][/quote]I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer Saintsayer II
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7:29pm Sat 28 Apr 12

milton road says...

Having been down the road Coventry are taking, it is sad to seem them in this plight. As always the supporters are the ones that suffer.
A great day for the Saints and shows that you can come back.
Having been down the road Coventry are taking, it is sad to seem them in this plight. As always the supporters are the ones that suffer. A great day for the Saints and shows that you can come back. milton road
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7:46pm Sat 28 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
jezza wrote:
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer
I think you are reading too much into it, it's an emotional day, and Nigel is a realist, nothing is guaranteed in the Premier, he wants to be the best, he wants his team to be the best, and this will be his best opportunity, he will need the support of NC, and not a little investment in a few extra players, I would like to see as many of the current squad given their chance to perform in the Premier, not all will be good enough and it will be a blow to see some of them go.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR[/p][/quote]I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer[/p][/quote]I think you are reading too much into it, it's an emotional day, and Nigel is a realist, nothing is guaranteed in the Premier, he wants to be the best, he wants his team to be the best, and this will be his best opportunity, he will need the support of NC, and not a little investment in a few extra players, I would like to see as many of the current squad given their chance to perform in the Premier, not all will be good enough and it will be a blow to see some of them go. OSPREYSAINT
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7:48pm Sat 28 Apr 12

milton road says...

I would not read too much into Nigel leaving, if i remember last year he said much the same. He is talking about memories no one can take from you not leaving Saints. I would not read anything into that or the handshake.
I would think both NC and NA were probably a little numb with disbelief afterwards, they were asked to climb a mountain and did it. Takes a little to sink in.
If it is any consolation he has told BBC how he is already looking to strengthen the squad next season.
I would not read too much into Nigel leaving, if i remember last year he said much the same. He is talking about memories no one can take from you not leaving Saints. I would not read anything into that or the handshake. I would think both NC and NA were probably a little numb with disbelief afterwards, they were asked to climb a mountain and did it. Takes a little to sink in. If it is any consolation he has told BBC how he is already looking to strengthen the squad next season. milton road
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7:54pm Sat 28 Apr 12

trueiron says...

from all at scunthorpe well done southampton you are our premier league team to follow
lets get a pre season friendley and follow each other ..up the saints....from all at sufc .. true iron.
from all at scunthorpe well done southampton you are our premier league team to follow lets get a pre season friendley and follow each other ..up the saints....from all at sufc .. true iron. trueiron
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7:57pm Sat 28 Apr 12

milton road says...

I agree with you Osprey. There will be a few players who helped get us here,who will not be with us come start of the season.
Possibly players like Harding,Hammond,Jaed
i, Connelly who were massive for us in the early days. I think four or five others as well.
All deserve our thanks and respect.
I agree with you Osprey. There will be a few players who helped get us here,who will not be with us come start of the season. Possibly players like Harding,Hammond,Jaed i, Connelly who were massive for us in the early days. I think four or five others as well. All deserve our thanks and respect. milton road
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8:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

olddellsaint says...

just watched the dressingroom celibrations, it was incradible, just watching little T Lee hopping about danceing sing is worth it, couldn't stop laughing, but also I had a tear of joy, the whole team are one.

'WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON-WE ARE GOING UP'
just watched the dressingroom celibrations, it was incradible, just watching little T Lee hopping about danceing sing is worth it, couldn't stop laughing, but also I had a tear of joy, the whole team are one. 'WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON-WE ARE GOING UP' olddellsaint
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8:09pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Spirit of 58 says...

trueiron wrote:
from all at scunthorpe well done southampton you are our premier league team to follow
lets get a pre season friendley and follow each other ..up the saints....from all at sufc .. true iron.
Thanks Buddy
[quote][p][bold]trueiron[/bold] wrote: from all at scunthorpe well done southampton you are our premier league team to follow lets get a pre season friendley and follow each other ..up the saints....from all at sufc .. true iron.[/p][/quote]Thanks Buddy Spirit of 58
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8:21pm Sat 28 Apr 12

arm chair fan says...

what a day!!! to quote (badly ) another great leader "this is not the end , this is not even the beginning of the end, but itmay be the end of the beginning " The management will know the hard work starts here !!!
what a day!!! to quote (badly ) another great leader "this is not the end , this is not even the beginning of the end, but itmay be the end of the beginning " The management will know the hard work starts here !!! arm chair fan
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8:30pm Sat 28 Apr 12

madmike says...

Fantastic Super Saints. Well done lads and Nigel.I'm sure Marcus is looking down and smiling.He would be proud of you all. To skybluestav-Thanks for your nice comments.Believe me all us Saints fans know what you're going through cos we've been there. I hope your luck changes for the better next season and you'll be celebrating promotion. All the best to you and Coventry City.
Fantastic Super Saints. Well done lads and Nigel.I'm sure Marcus is looking down and smiling.He would be proud of you all. To skybluestav-Thanks for your nice comments.Believe me all us Saints fans know what you're going through cos we've been there. I hope your luck changes for the better next season and you'll be celebrating promotion. All the best to you and Coventry City. madmike
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8:31pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintpete01 says...

bart esme looking down,bally.markus and all our saints familys past present we are looking up up up
bart esme looking down,bally.markus and all our saints familys past present we are looking up up up saintpete01
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8:31pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintpete01 says...

bart esme looking down,bally.markus and all our saints familys past present we are looking up up up
bart esme looking down,bally.markus and all our saints familys past present we are looking up up up saintpete01
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8:35pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Confucious says...

I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go.

I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all.

My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached.

I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime.

He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him.

Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving.

I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond.

If only Markus could have been with us all.
I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all. Confucious
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8:39pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Mongoose says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
jezza wrote:
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer
I think you are reading too much into it, it's an emotional day, and Nigel is a realist, nothing is guaranteed in the Premier, he wants to be the best, he wants his team to be the best, and this will be his best opportunity, he will need the support of NC, and not a little investment in a few extra players, I would like to see as many of the current squad given their chance to perform in the Premier, not all will be good enough and it will be a blow to see some of them go.
I am sorry OSPREYSAINT. This is a time to celebrate but soon time to be a realist. I believe there are 16 squad players that will not cut it and should leave. We will need 4/5 more. But that is for tomorrow, lets live the dream and set our targets - European football Today was fantastic - proud to be a Saint
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR[/p][/quote]I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer[/p][/quote]I think you are reading too much into it, it's an emotional day, and Nigel is a realist, nothing is guaranteed in the Premier, he wants to be the best, he wants his team to be the best, and this will be his best opportunity, he will need the support of NC, and not a little investment in a few extra players, I would like to see as many of the current squad given their chance to perform in the Premier, not all will be good enough and it will be a blow to see some of them go.[/p][/quote]I am sorry OSPREYSAINT. This is a time to celebrate but soon time to be a realist. I believe there are 16 squad players that will not cut it and should leave. We will need 4/5 more. But that is for tomorrow, lets live the dream and set our targets - European football Today was fantastic - proud to be a Saint Mongoose
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8:48pm Sat 28 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

click on to finish your day

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp
vY&feature=related
click on to finish your day http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp vY&feature=related truelysaints
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8:52pm Sat 28 Apr 12

iswhite10 says...

What a day, what a feeling, all the terrible fear and apprehension beforehand (and sleepless nights), all gradually washed away by the crowds togetherness, the goals, the gradual release, the joy... I ended up right by the directors box and actually touched Nigels hand as he passed! (I'm 58 and should know better! But happily don't)... and then tonight I found myself calling someone I haven't seen since the 2003 Cup Final, we used to sit nearby at The Dell.. what emotion, what a day... THIS is why we love football and support our beloved Saints (this is my 40th year...). My Saints fan family delivered along with the wonderful players, Nigel, Nicola and sadly departed Marcus. WHAT a day - heres' to next season... back in the "You know where!"
What a day, what a feeling, all the terrible fear and apprehension beforehand (and sleepless nights), all gradually washed away by the crowds togetherness, the goals, the gradual release, the joy... I ended up right by the directors box and actually touched Nigels hand as he passed! (I'm 58 and should know better! But happily don't)... and then tonight I found myself calling someone I haven't seen since the 2003 Cup Final, we used to sit nearby at The Dell.. what emotion, what a day... THIS is why we love football and support our beloved Saints (this is my 40th year...). My Saints fan family delivered along with the wonderful players, Nigel, Nicola and sadly departed Marcus. WHAT a day - heres' to next season... back in the "You know where!" iswhite10
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8:56pm Sat 28 Apr 12

truelysaints says...

ignore my previous post and go to
downfall of portsmouth youtube.com

It will finish off the day just nicely
ignore my previous post and go to downfall of portsmouth youtube.com It will finish off the day just nicely truelysaints
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9:02pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Thornhill Saint says...

We did it the hard way (though it could have been worse), we did it the Saints way! After a few disappointing results what better way to get promoted than a 4-0 celebration of how well we have played most of the season. It was a different feeling on the pitch from last season when I think we were all a lot more relieved and a bit more mental than this time round but it was still a moment to savour. No runners up trophy in the championship? Thank you Saints, and everyone concerned for some truly special memories these past three years. Onto the Premier League!!! Only one Club in Hampshire!!!!
We did it the hard way (though it could have been worse), we did it the Saints way! After a few disappointing results what better way to get promoted than a 4-0 celebration of how well we have played most of the season. It was a different feeling on the pitch from last season when I think we were all a lot more relieved and a bit more mental than this time round but it was still a moment to savour. No runners up trophy in the championship? Thank you Saints, and everyone concerned for some truly special memories these past three years. Onto the Premier League!!! Only one Club in Hampshire!!!! Thornhill Saint
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9:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

petethephantom says...

i may be an aussie born and bred......... and been called by people insane ansd fair play from flying from sydney to southampton to watch the mighty saints win but i have just spent one of the most incredible days in my life....watching saints win promotion back to the premier league

coyr awesome beyond belief and im glad i was one of the record crowd there...... not to mention the many in the pubs celebrating as well

i will be back next year to
(a) watch saints win in the premier league and
(b) watch the aussies beat the poms in the cricket and/ or rugby as well............
i may be an aussie born and bred......... and been called by people insane ansd fair play from flying from sydney to southampton to watch the mighty saints win but i have just spent one of the most incredible days in my life....watching saints win promotion back to the premier league coyr awesome beyond belief and im glad i was one of the record crowd there...... not to mention the many in the pubs celebrating as well i will be back next year to (a) watch saints win in the premier league and (b) watch the aussies beat the poms in the cricket and/ or rugby as well............ petethephantom
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9:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

LeTissLeGod says...

just got back from a day pI$$ng up in southampton tcity center,what a day,who gives a sh$t about my headache tomo !
just got back from a day pI$$ng up in southampton tcity center,what a day,who gives a sh$t about my headache tomo ! LeTissLeGod
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9:07pm Sat 28 Apr 12

LeTissLeGod says...

just got back from a day pI$$ng up in southampton tcity center,what a day,who gives a sh$t about my headache tomo !
just got back from a day pI$$ng up in southampton tcity center,what a day,who gives a sh$t about my headache tomo ! LeTissLeGod
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9:20pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Baddesley Bill says...

All good....jeez I feel tired after all the strain that has led up to another well deserved promotion. Gonna take a breath...have a little satisying cry...and get on with the future...which will be mainly Saints related COYR!!!!! :O)
All good....jeez I feel tired after all the strain that has led up to another well deserved promotion. Gonna take a breath...have a little satisying cry...and get on with the future...which will be mainly Saints related COYR!!!!! :O) Baddesley Bill
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9:50pm Sat 28 Apr 12

slugger says...

well , we've had worse days .......... lol , effin superbe ....... pompey who ? ....... history x 2 !
well , we've had worse days .......... lol , effin superbe ....... pompey who ? ....... history x 2 ! slugger
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9:52pm Sat 28 Apr 12

loosehead says...

Congratulations now comes the hard work of building a team for the premiership next season.
but that can wait a week or two I hope your all having a good old Knees up
Congratulations now comes the hard work of building a team for the premiership next season. but that can wait a week or two I hope your all having a good old Knees up loosehead
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9:52pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Bigrich1980 says...

Changing subject. Just seen all tHe football league goals. Have a Look at sam Hoskins goal pure quality
Changing subject. Just seen all tHe football league goals. Have a Look at sam Hoskins goal pure quality Bigrich1980
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9:53pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Tirau Dan says...

It's like being a boy again.. Saints top of the world sandwiched by two third div teams. Only difference is Pompey had some pride then. I never thought I ever think that I can't wait for them to be wound up next month. Anyway right now feels fantastic.. Good on You Nicola it's your vision and drive coming to fruition and thank you to the Leibherr's. No Swiss man was ever loved by so many around the world as Markus Leibherr.
It's like being a boy again.. Saints top of the world sandwiched by two third div teams. Only difference is Pompey had some pride then. I never thought I ever think that I can't wait for them to be wound up next month. Anyway right now feels fantastic.. Good on You Nicola it's your vision and drive coming to fruition and thank you to the Leibherr's. No Swiss man was ever loved by so many around the world as Markus Leibherr. Tirau Dan
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9:59pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Rudolf Hucker says...

Saints in the Premiere League.... £90million....... Watching the match on tv with my dad.....Priceless.
Saints in the Premiere League.... £90million....... Watching the match on tv with my dad.....Priceless. Rudolf Hucker
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10:00pm Sat 28 Apr 12

tinas says...

Just back from the game. What a great day!
I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring.
Good night and God bless.
Just back from the game. What a great day! I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring. Good night and God bless. tinas
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10:02pm Sat 28 Apr 12

DisplacedFan says...

slugger wrote:
well , we've had worse days .......... lol , effin superbe ....... pompey who ? ....... history x 2 !
Well said, Slugger.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: well , we've had worse days .......... lol , effin superbe ....... pompey who ? ....... history x 2 ![/p][/quote]Well said, Slugger. DisplacedFan
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10:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

loosehead says...

Rudolf Hucker wrote:
Saints in the Premiere League.... £90million....... Watching the match on tv with my dad.....Priceless.
I follow saints scores & watched this match after all the deserved celebrating how much of that £90million do you feel they need to spend to strengthen the squad for the premiership?
Any way Super Saints Celebrate
[quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: Saints in the Premiere League.... £90million....... Watching the match on tv with my dad.....Priceless.[/p][/quote]I follow saints scores & watched this match after all the deserved celebrating how much of that £90million do you feel they need to spend to strengthen the squad for the premiership? Any way Super Saints Celebrate loosehead
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10:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

slugger says...

tinas wrote:
Just back from the game. What a great day!
I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring.
Good night and God bless.
never in the field of football conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few ........ top season boys !
[quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. What a great day! I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring. Good night and God bless.[/p][/quote]never in the field of football conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few ........ top season boys ! slugger
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10:07pm Sat 28 Apr 12

GHamilton says...

Confucious wrote:
I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.
I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.[/p][/quote]I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!! GHamilton
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10:09pm Sat 28 Apr 12

spirit of 66 says...

Great day at St. Mary's today, ranks alongside Wembley in 76. Thanks to Nigel Adkins - can't quite believe what he and his team have achieved at Southampton in such a short time. Long may it continue. What's in the next five year plan? Consolidation in the top division, top four place, Premier title or Europe?
ONWARDS and UPWARDS, TOGETHER AS ONE.
Great day at St. Mary's today, ranks alongside Wembley in 76. Thanks to Nigel Adkins - can't quite believe what he and his team have achieved at Southampton in such a short time. Long may it continue. What's in the next five year plan? Consolidation in the top division, top four place, Premier title or Europe? ONWARDS and UPWARDS, TOGETHER AS ONE. spirit of 66
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10:10pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

I feel sick again
I feel sick again Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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10:32pm Sat 28 Apr 12

LeTissLeGod says...

They are so touchy on the Poopey news web site,check it out
They are so touchy on the Poopey news web site,check it out LeTissLeGod
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10:34pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintandy11 says...

Anyone else noticed a distinct lack of quotes comming from the wet spam camp. I expected fat sam to come out and say he let us get promoted because he didn't think we would win the playoffs while they will win all the playoff matches because they are the best team in the championship and they play the most attacking football around.
Anyone else noticed a distinct lack of quotes comming from the wet spam camp. I expected fat sam to come out and say he let us get promoted because he didn't think we would win the playoffs while they will win all the playoff matches because they are the best team in the championship and they play the most attacking football around. saintandy11
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10:35pm Sat 28 Apr 12

circa 66 saint says...

the team have done the biz and deserve all the accolades going. but i think the supporters also have played their part from the guy who has seen one game to the ones who would rather die than miss a game i salute each and every one of you.
the messages on this site are passionate and heartfelt proving football is a matter of life and death
the team have done the biz and deserve all the accolades going. but i think the supporters also have played their part from the guy who has seen one game to the ones who would rather die than miss a game i salute each and every one of you. the messages on this site are passionate and heartfelt proving football is a matter of life and death circa 66 saint
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10:44pm Sat 28 Apr 12

joelster says...

awesome! Just wish I was there.
congrats saints- we've made it!!!
awesome! Just wish I was there. congrats saints- we've made it!!! joelster
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10:48pm Sat 28 Apr 12

oldsaintsfan says...

Great result, great season - Like all saints fans very very happy!
Great result, great season - Like all saints fans very very happy! oldsaintsfan
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10:52pm Sat 28 Apr 12

GloryHunter says...

truelysaints wrote:
click on to finish your day

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp

vY&feature=relat
ed
Lol, that's quality!
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: click on to finish your day http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp vY&feature=relat ed[/p][/quote]Lol, that's quality! GloryHunter
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10:54pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Baddesley Bill says...

For the first time this season...I WILL be watching the Saints game I recorded today...and I will be mostly FOOKING LOVING EVERY MINUTE...love n peace n premier league to all of yoos! :O)
For the first time this season...I WILL be watching the Saints game I recorded today...and I will be mostly FOOKING LOVING EVERY MINUTE...love n peace n premier league to all of yoos! :O) Baddesley Bill
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11:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saint ben says...

speechless, can't get over it somebody pinch me, am i dreaming? lovin it lovin it lovin it
speechless, can't get over it somebody pinch me, am i dreaming? lovin it lovin it lovin it saint ben
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11:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Saint Anubis says...

Ok so we had a 5 year plan to get into Premier League, so what do we do for the next 3......
Ok so we had a 5 year plan to get into Premier League, so what do we do for the next 3...... Saint Anubis
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11:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Farehamgirl says...

I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x Farehamgirl
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11:37pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Folkestone Saint says...

LeTissLeGod wrote:
They are so touchy on the Poopey news web site,check it out
GLT is a legend on there, have you seen u-tube down fall of portsmouth very fn funny
[quote][p][bold]LeTissLeGod[/bold] wrote: They are so touchy on the Poopey news web site,check it out[/p][/quote]GLT is a legend on there, have you seen u-tube down fall of portsmouth very fn funny Folkestone Saint
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11:38pm Sat 28 Apr 12

promised land says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
It's like being a boy again.. Saints top of the world sandwiched by two third div teams. Only difference is Pompey had some pride then. I never thought I ever think that I can't wait for them to be wound up next month. Anyway right now feels fantastic.. Good on You Nicola it's your vision and drive coming to fruition and thank you to the Leibherr's. No Swiss man was ever loved by so many around the world as Markus Leibherr.
here, here !
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: It's like being a boy again.. Saints top of the world sandwiched by two third div teams. Only difference is Pompey had some pride then. I never thought I ever think that I can't wait for them to be wound up next month. Anyway right now feels fantastic.. Good on You Nicola it's your vision and drive coming to fruition and thank you to the Leibherr's. No Swiss man was ever loved by so many around the world as Markus Leibherr.[/p][/quote]here, here ! promised land
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11:40pm Sat 28 Apr 12

lesliem says...

Congrats all the way from Canada I listen or watch every game,there has been a few mishaps but a lot of glory,and today was glorious thank you saint's for giving my family a lot of joy,i only wished that i could have been there we are premiership we are SAINTS, COYR,can't wait for august
Congrats all the way from Canada I listen or watch every game,there has been a few mishaps but a lot of glory,and today was glorious thank you saint's for giving my family a lot of joy,i only wished that i could have been there we are premiership we are SAINTS, COYR,can't wait for august lesliem
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11:41pm Sat 28 Apr 12

arthur boutfaith says...

A truly great day today for all Saints fans wherever they are, past and present.
One (possibly) forgotten Saints fan who deserves a special mention today is Leon Crouch. If he had not reached into his own pocket when Saints really needed it, we may not have had the team and the day we had today.
Leon Crouch, I for one salute you.
Up the Saints
X
A truly great day today for all Saints fans wherever they are, past and present. One (possibly) forgotten Saints fan who deserves a special mention today is Leon Crouch. If he had not reached into his own pocket when Saints really needed it, we may not have had the team and the day we had today. Leon Crouch, I for one salute you. Up the Saints X arthur boutfaith
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11:50pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

slugger wrote:
tinas wrote:
Just back from the game. What a great day!
I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring.
Good night and God bless.
never in the field of football conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few ........ top season boys !
Whilst we're (mis)quoting Churchill, This isn't the end, it isn't even the beginning of the end; but it is the end of the beginning.

Great day was capped off with going to watch Racing beat their nearest rivals and almost ensure their own promotion. They've a top young keeper too.

Brilliant day, will sleep well tonight.

Night all.
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. What a great day! I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring. Good night and God bless.[/p][/quote]never in the field of football conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few ........ top season boys ![/p][/quote]Whilst we're (mis)quoting Churchill, This isn't the end, it isn't even the beginning of the end; but it is the end of the beginning. Great day was capped off with going to watch Racing beat their nearest rivals and almost ensure their own promotion. They've a top young keeper too. Brilliant day, will sleep well tonight. Night all. Strasbourg Saint
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11:58pm Sat 28 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

WOW!

Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!!

Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again.

I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc...

So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night!

Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy!

Thankyou Markus.
WOW! Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!! Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again. I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc... So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night! Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy! Thankyou Markus. rob the saint in NZ
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12:14am Sun 29 Apr 12

Baddesley Bill says...

rob the saint in NZ wrote:
WOW!

Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!!

Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again.

I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc...

So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night!

Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy!

Thankyou Markus.
Rob...today was immense. Let me rephrase that...it was IMMENSE.
The funny thing is though, is that you guys...you guys who follow the club from all corners of the earth make the day even better.
Love you guys...NZ, Aus, Japan, USA, France, Switzerland, Norway...and every other country that saints frequent...I'm a little tipsy...but I fookin love you all!!!!!!! COYR!!!!! :O)
[quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: WOW! Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!! Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again. I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc... So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night! Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy! Thankyou Markus.[/p][/quote]Rob...today was immense. Let me rephrase that...it was IMMENSE. The funny thing is though, is that you guys...you guys who follow the club from all corners of the earth make the day even better. Love you guys...NZ, Aus, Japan, USA, France, Switzerland, Norway...and every other country that saints frequent...I'm a little tipsy...but I fookin love you all!!!!!!! COYR!!!!! :O) Baddesley Bill
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12:16am Sun 29 Apr 12

Rackers73 says...

Lots of emotion today not least from our fantastic manager.

Come what may next season I trust we all stick by Nigel and the principles he has brought into the club.

Well done Nigel, enjoy the summer!
Lots of emotion today not least from our fantastic manager. Come what may next season I trust we all stick by Nigel and the principles he has brought into the club. Well done Nigel, enjoy the summer! Rackers73
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12:23am Sun 29 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
rob the saint in NZ wrote:
WOW!

Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!!

Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again.

I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc...

So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night!

Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy!

Thankyou Markus.
Rob...today was immense. Let me rephrase that...it was IMMENSE.
The funny thing is though, is that you guys...you guys who follow the club from all corners of the earth make the day even better.
Love you guys...NZ, Aus, Japan, USA, France, Switzerland, Norway...and every other country that saints frequent...I'm a little tipsy...but I fookin love you all!!!!!!! COYR!!!!! :O)
Love you too BBill (in a manly, back-slapping way of course) & all the Saints fan worldwide, wherever you may be!

I shall be wearing my Saints shirt all day of course. In fact, I have been wearing my collection of Saints shirts through the ages all week, so last night I was down to my last clean shirt, which was the one we were relegated to the Championship in, from 2005, so I guess there is some strange symmetry there!

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!

(Sounds good doesn't it?)

Rephrase that - it sounds fcuking BRILLIANT!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob the saint in NZ[/bold] wrote: WOW! Went to bed at 3am, drunk but SO happy!! Been up a few hours, reading all the comments & watching the jubilant scenes at SMS again & again. I am just so proud, happy, overwhelmed, ecstatic, relieved, emotional, etc, etc, etc... So many different feelings wizzing around; wish I could have been there, but just so glad we did it & I could see it live via the internet last night! Thankyou Saints for making so many people so happy! Thankyou Markus.[/p][/quote]Rob...today was immense. Let me rephrase that...it was IMMENSE. The funny thing is though, is that you guys...you guys who follow the club from all corners of the earth make the day even better. Love you guys...NZ, Aus, Japan, USA, France, Switzerland, Norway...and every other country that saints frequent...I'm a little tipsy...but I fookin love you all!!!!!!! COYR!!!!! :O)[/p][/quote]Love you too BBill (in a manly, back-slapping way of course) & all the Saints fan worldwide, wherever you may be! I shall be wearing my Saints shirt all day of course. In fact, I have been wearing my collection of Saints shirts through the ages all week, so last night I was down to my last clean shirt, which was the one we were relegated to the Championship in, from 2005, so I guess there is some strange symmetry there! WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON, WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE!!! (Sounds good doesn't it?) Rephrase that - it sounds fcuking BRILLIANT!!!! rob the saint in NZ
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1:36am Sun 29 Apr 12

RedArmy1 says...

Just got in ....

Three Years of Fighting ...

JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership ....

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

THE FIGHT GOES ON.

WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS +

WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.

f*ck norwich swansea or everton

like newcastle WE WILL SING :

EI-EI-EI-O
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO
WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE
THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
NIGEL IS OUR KING

RED ARMY 2012.
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!!
Just got in .... Three Years of Fighting ... JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership .... WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. THE FIGHT GOES ON. WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS + WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. f*ck norwich swansea or everton like newcastle WE WILL SING : EI-EI-EI-O UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON NIGEL IS OUR KING RED ARMY 2012. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!! RedArmy1
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1:50am Sun 29 Apr 12

Perthsaint2 says...

GHamilton wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.
I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!!
This sez it all for me!

Congratulations to "The Mighty Saints" and to all the back room boys too!
[quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.[/p][/quote]I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!![/p][/quote]This sez it all for me! Congratulations to "The Mighty Saints" and to all the back room boys too! Perthsaint2
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2:17am Sun 29 Apr 12

Brian1 says...

tinas wrote:
Just back from the game. What a great day!
I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring.
Good night and God bless.
I don't often post ... But I love reading all your comments. It would be worth putting them
In a book.. Esp confucious who seems to understand everything . I love u all & can't wait for the premier league banter to start
[quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. What a great day! I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring. Good night and God bless.[/p][/quote]I don't often post ... But I love reading all your comments. It would be worth putting them In a book.. Esp confucious who seems to understand everything . I love u all & can't wait for the premier league banter to start Brian1
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2:23am Sun 29 Apr 12

saintdownunder says...

Perthsaint2 wrote:
GHamilton wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.
I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!!
This sez it all for me!

Congratulations to "The Mighty Saints" and to all the back room boys too!
says it all for me, 60 years old,was there with ted 1966,there with lawrie 1976 and 1978. 2nd in div one 1984.
but today is the greastest of them all.I may be 10,000 miles away but my heart is saints.
my heart felt thanks to one man.Markus your a legend,st.mary`s naaaaaaaaaaa rename it today "markus leibherr" stadium,thank you for saving my beloved "saints" R.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]Perthsaint2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GHamilton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I watched the recording of Nigel's immediate post match interview when I got home. He was very emotional and very close to tears. I've never seem him remotely like it - but of course after months of striving and 'staying focused' this was the moment when he could finally let go. I don't think his 'inevitable leaving' comment conveyed any current issues with Nicola at all. My guess is he realised this moment was the culmination of a life time's work - and a better moment might never come again. Basking on the summit is never quite the same as the magic moment when it is first reached. I think he sensed this achievment was a pivotal one in his life and one that he would look back on in years to come - hence perhaps the thought that yes, one day he would leave Saints, but today's memories would last his lifetime. He was also clearly anxious to leave the camera and be with the players - many of whom made the journey with him and many of whom were feeling exactly the same way as him. Of course it was tremendous to be part of the fans' celebration and witness their joy - but watching that interview, with Nigel biting his lip and for once not concentrating on the reporter's questions, was really moving. I'm delighted for him and the players. What a lot of happiness their efforts have created in our city and far beyond. If only Markus could have been with us all.[/p][/quote]I,m not even going to try and add or better this post...agree with everything you say. I do n't normaly do crying.....but i cried today; your last line is shared by all saints fans all over the world, and i'm so proud to count myself as one of them!!![/p][/quote]This sez it all for me! Congratulations to "The Mighty Saints" and to all the back room boys too![/p][/quote]says it all for me, 60 years old,was there with ted 1966,there with lawrie 1976 and 1978. 2nd in div one 1984. but today is the greastest of them all.I may be 10,000 miles away but my heart is saints. my heart felt thanks to one man.Markus your a legend,st.mary`s naaaaaaaaaaa rename it today "markus leibherr" stadium,thank you for saving my beloved "saints" R.I.P. saintdownunder
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2:54am Sun 29 Apr 12

Mush On The Beach says...

Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven.
Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival.

We have influential fans in high places
[quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven. Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival. We have influential fans in high places Mush On The Beach
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5:06am Sun 29 Apr 12

SlupsPups says...

I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D
I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D SlupsPups
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5:06am Sun 29 Apr 12

SlupsPups says...

I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D
I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D SlupsPups
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5:06am Sun 29 Apr 12

SlupsPups says...

I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D
I'm tentatively confident of our chances in the Premiership next season. We have good, sensible upper management in Cortese. And an excellent motivator in Mr. Adkins. I would like to see us strengthen with at least one first-class CB to lighten the load for Hooiveld and Fonte. I think we have enough fire power in Lee, Sharp and Lambert to see us through, but would like to see no less that three new midfielders, especially wide-men. Guly, Hammond and even De Ridder might not make the grade I fear. Oh, and also: WHO CARES WE'RE PREMIER LEAGUE! :D SlupsPups
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8:13am Sun 29 Apr 12

ButtyIoWSaint says...

truelysaints wrote:
click on to finish your day

http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp

vY&feature=relat
ed
At least i wont have to listen to that bell again!
Absolute quality. pmsl ;)
[quote][p][bold]truelysaints[/bold] wrote: click on to finish your day http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=yLEr8dQKp vY&feature=relat ed[/p][/quote]At least i wont have to listen to that bell again! Absolute quality. pmsl ;) ButtyIoWSaint
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8:15am Sun 29 Apr 12

WAPA PIE GO says...

Found this in the archive section...





wilsamsaints says...
7:36pm Sat 25 Apr 09

HA HA
THERE WERE THREE SHIPS THAT LEFT SOUTHAMPTON NEVER TO RETURN
THE TITANIC
THE PREMIER SHIP
THE CHAMPION SHIP
Found this in the archive section... wilsamsaints says... 7:36pm Sat 25 Apr 09 HA HA THERE WERE THREE SHIPS THAT LEFT SOUTHAMPTON NEVER TO RETURN THE TITANIC THE PREMIER SHIP THE CHAMPION SHIP WAPA PIE GO
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8:22am Sun 29 Apr 12

ThorncombeSaint1976 says...

TV Curse?. What TV curse!?!?.

WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!.

Still not sinking in!!!.

Up the Saints!!
TV Curse?. What TV curse!?!?. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!. Still not sinking in!!!. Up the Saints!! ThorncombeSaint1976
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8:35am Sun 29 Apr 12

SaintRachel says...

tinas wrote:
Just back from the game. What a great day!
I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring.
Good night and God bless.
Yes, thanks for sharing the good times and the bad. It's been a ball. God bless you too Tinas!
[quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. What a great day! I don't often post on here, largely because I can't think of anything interesting or original to say, but I read most of the posts, so I want to say to all of you - Slugger, Tirau Dan, St Rachel, Baddesley Bill, Confucius, Seedhouse, Old Saint, Rob the Kiwi, St Yorkie, saintkenny and many more - I love you all. Your passion for the Saints is truly inspiring. Good night and God bless.[/p][/quote]Yes, thanks for sharing the good times and the bad. It's been a ball. God bless you too Tinas! SaintRachel
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8:41am Sun 29 Apr 12

St.Yorkie says...

Morning all!
What can I add from Shirley this morning? Well need to allow the alcohol to subside before I get behind the wheel!
A memorable day with some great friends all made through our great club. Who needs distant relatives when we have each other on here?
Well thats another season over what will do now until August?
Morning all! What can I add from Shirley this morning? Well need to allow the alcohol to subside before I get behind the wheel! A memorable day with some great friends all made through our great club. Who needs distant relatives when we have each other on here? Well thats another season over what will do now until August? St.Yorkie
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9:07am Sun 29 Apr 12

Rackers73 says...

St.Yorkie wrote:
Morning all!
What can I add from Shirley this morning? Well need to allow the alcohol to subside before I get behind the wheel!
A memorable day with some great friends all made through our great club. Who needs distant relatives when we have each other on here?
Well thats another season over what will do now until August?
First date for your summer diaries - 18 June - fixtures for the 2012/13 season announced.
[quote][p][bold]St.Yorkie[/bold] wrote: Morning all! What can I add from Shirley this morning? Well need to allow the alcohol to subside before I get behind the wheel! A memorable day with some great friends all made through our great club. Who needs distant relatives when we have each other on here? Well thats another season over what will do now until August?[/p][/quote]First date for your summer diaries - 18 June - fixtures for the 2012/13 season announced. Rackers73
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9:25am Sun 29 Apr 12

Confucious says...

Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.
[quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him. Confucious
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9:25am Sun 29 Apr 12

Saintsayer II says...

Just read through these posts and watched the dressing room video on the OS And I'm still blubbing

I've followed these threads since we went into admin and its hard to tell you how much they have enhanced the football experience.
Thanks to all contributors, even the ones who get me angry,but surely we will all be back for pre-season posting starting on Monday week
Just read through these posts and watched the dressing room video on the OS And I'm still blubbing I've followed these threads since we went into admin and its hard to tell you how much they have enhanced the football experience. Thanks to all contributors, even the ones who get me angry,but surely we will all be back for pre-season posting starting on Monday week Saintsayer II
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9:36am Sun 29 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

WAPA PIE GO wrote:
Found this in the archive section...





wilsamsaints says...
7:36pm Sat 25 Apr 09

HA HA
THERE WERE THREE SHIPS THAT LEFT SOUTHAMPTON NEVER TO RETURN
THE TITANIC
THE PREMIER SHIP
THE CHAMPION SHIP
Come back Titanic
[quote][p][bold]WAPA PIE GO[/bold] wrote: Found this in the archive section... wilsamsaints says... 7:36pm Sat 25 Apr 09 HA HA THERE WERE THREE SHIPS THAT LEFT SOUTHAMPTON NEVER TO RETURN THE TITANIC THE PREMIER SHIP THE CHAMPION SHIP[/p][/quote]Come back Titanic OSPREYSAINT
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9:50am Sun 29 Apr 12

bill moore says...

milton road says...
madmike says..>>>>>Nice comments lads good to see a warm feeling exists between the two clubs supporters.Delighted for Saint sad for the Sky Blues 8 academy players were on the pitch yesterday at any given time.Youngsters should not be exposed to powerful opponents at this stage of their developement.Good Luck next season and be thankful that you never took SISU on board.
milton road says... madmike says..>>>>>Nice comments lads good to see a warm feeling exists between the two clubs supporters.Delighted for Saint sad for the Sky Blues 8 academy players were on the pitch yesterday at any given time.Youngsters should not be exposed to powerful opponents at this stage of their developement.Good Luck next season and be thankful that you never took SISU on board. bill moore
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9:51am Sun 29 Apr 12

bill moore says...

milton road says...
madmike says..>>>>>Nice comments lads good to see a warm feeling exists between the two clubs supporters.Delighted for Saint sad for the Sky Blues 8 academy players were on the pitch yesterday at any given time.Youngsters should not be exposed to powerful opponents at this stage of their developement.Good Luck next season and be thankful that you never took SISU on board.
milton road says... madmike says..>>>>>Nice comments lads good to see a warm feeling exists between the two clubs supporters.Delighted for Saint sad for the Sky Blues 8 academy players were on the pitch yesterday at any given time.Youngsters should not be exposed to powerful opponents at this stage of their developement.Good Luck next season and be thankful that you never took SISU on board. bill moore
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9:51am Sun 29 Apr 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

Thinking about the future.

I want to compile a list of all of the Saints academy products who have 'made it'. Plus when they broke through, at what age, subsequent transfer value etc. Can you help?

Let's start with a simple list.

Shearer
Bale
Walcott
Chamberlain
iCranie
Dyer
Bridge
Surman
Lallana (of course - COYR)

Who else?
Thinking about the future. I want to compile a list of all of the Saints academy products who have 'made it'. Plus when they broke through, at what age, subsequent transfer value etc. Can you help? Let's start with a simple list. Shearer Bale Walcott Chamberlain iCranie Dyer Bridge Surman Lallana (of course - COYR) Who else? McBendy in Scotland
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10:13am Sun 29 Apr 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

Oh

Baird
Best
Oh Baird Best McBendy in Scotland
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10:28am Sun 29 Apr 12

Saints down under says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
Just got in ....

Three Years of Fighting ...

JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership ....

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

THE FIGHT GOES ON.

WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS +

WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.

f*ck norwich swansea or everton

like newcastle WE WILL SING :

EI-EI-EI-O
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO
WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE
THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
NIGEL IS OUR KING

RED ARMY 2012.
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!!
Red army
Great post love it.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: Just got in .... Three Years of Fighting ... JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership .... WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. THE FIGHT GOES ON. WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS + WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. f*ck norwich swansea or everton like newcastle WE WILL SING : EI-EI-EI-O UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON NIGEL IS OUR KING RED ARMY 2012. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!![/p][/quote]Red army Great post love it. Saints down under
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10:37am Sun 29 Apr 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

McBendy in Scotland wrote:
Oh

Baird
Best
How far are you going back? And what does 'made it' mean? Top level? Professional including lower leagues? That WOULD be a huge list.

You can add: Paine, Chivers, Channon, Stokes, Wallace (x2 or 3), Hebbard ..... oh, and there's an interesting omition who once played at No.7.

I'm looking forward too. The next crop could provide more like Lallana. I don't want to know about their transfer value though, I want to see them (the best ones at least) stay long-term.
[quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: Oh Baird Best[/p][/quote]How far are you going back? And what does 'made it' mean? Top level? Professional including lower leagues? That WOULD be a huge list. You can add: Paine, Chivers, Channon, Stokes, Wallace (x2 or 3), Hebbard ..... oh, and there's an interesting omition who once played at No.7. I'm looking forward too. The next crop could provide more like Lallana. I don't want to know about their transfer value though, I want to see them (the best ones at least) stay long-term. Strasbourg Saint
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10:39am Sun 29 Apr 12

Strasbourg Saint says...

Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Very poignant.

A big Global Saints Family hug to you and your family, Fareham Girl.
[quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Very poignant. A big Global Saints Family hug to you and your family, Fareham Girl. Strasbourg Saint
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10:52am Sun 29 Apr 12

sledgerite says...

brilliant saints,well done nigel and the team great effort all season.Got talking to a few sky blues after the game,great lads by the way they were saying that coventry were in danger of going out of business hope they pull through for the fans and remember sisa were going to take us over,lucky escape eh,good luck to coventry,coyr
brilliant saints,well done nigel and the team great effort all season.Got talking to a few sky blues after the game,great lads by the way they were saying that coventry were in danger of going out of business hope they pull through for the fans and remember sisa were going to take us over,lucky escape eh,good luck to coventry,coyr sledgerite
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11:22am Sun 29 Apr 12

RedArmy1 says...

Saints down under wrote:
RedArmy1 wrote:
Just got in ....

Three Years of Fighting ...

JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership ....

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

THE FIGHT GOES ON.

WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS +

WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL.

f*ck norwich swansea or everton

like newcastle WE WILL SING :

EI-EI-EI-O
UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO
WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE
THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON
NIGEL IS OUR KING

RED ARMY 2012.
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!!
Red army
Great post love it.
BIG RESPECT AND APPLAUSE FOR ALL THE OVERSEAS FANS !!!

WE ARE A GLOBAL PRODUCT.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY 2012. COYR.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
[quote][p][bold]Saints down under[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: Just got in .... Three Years of Fighting ... JPT - then Promotion from League One - and now Promotion to the Premiership .... WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. THE FIGHT GOES ON. WE WANT A LEGACY TO STAY IN THE PREMIERSHIP FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS + WE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN FOOTBALL. f*ck norwich swansea or everton like newcastle WE WILL SING : EI-EI-EI-O UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE THIS IS WHAT WE'LL SING WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON NIGEL IS OUR KING RED ARMY 2012. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE !!![/p][/quote]Red army Great post love it.[/p][/quote]BIG RESPECT AND APPLAUSE FOR ALL THE OVERSEAS FANS !!! WE ARE A GLOBAL PRODUCT. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY 2012. COYR. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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12:06pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Monteraz says...

Hi,
I dont comment often but lets not forget who made this all possible from the start.I think the best tribute to that guy would be to rename our Stadium the Leibherr St Mary's Stadium, or at least The St Mary's Liebherr Stadium. Better than Statues dont you think. And also I think the family of Marcus would look at that very kindly?
Hi, I dont comment often but lets not forget who made this all possible from the start.I think the best tribute to that guy would be to rename our Stadium the Leibherr St Mary's Stadium, or at least The St Mary's Liebherr Stadium. Better than Statues dont you think. And also I think the family of Marcus would look at that very kindly? Monteraz
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12:09pm Sun 29 Apr 12

O'Bee Two says...

Watched the game on TV. Congrats. What a great celebration! Wish I were there. I'll be going up to Southampton tomorrow. Southampton Ontario Canada, that is.
Watched the game on TV. Congrats. What a great celebration! Wish I were there. I'll be going up to Southampton tomorrow. Southampton Ontario Canada, that is. O'Bee Two
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12:15pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Mike in Dorset says...

I tell of a fellow who never bets on The Saints.
I see a house in Dorset with the red and white flags flying triumphantly at the front door.
I recall a chap in West Dorset who predicted 4-0 with two goals in each half.
He could hear the cheers from 77 miles away.
I loved it! More of the same please. Thanks to all at St.Mary's for a great season. March On!
I tell of a fellow who never bets on The Saints. I see a house in Dorset with the red and white flags flying triumphantly at the front door. I recall a chap in West Dorset who predicted 4-0 with two goals in each half. He could hear the cheers from 77 miles away. I loved it! More of the same please. Thanks to all at St.Mary's for a great season. March On! Mike in Dorset
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12:15pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Mike in Dorset says...

I tell of a fellow who never bets on The Saints.
I see a house in Dorset with the red and white flags flying triumphantly at the front door.
I recall a chap in West Dorset who predicted 4-0 with two goals in each half.
He could hear the cheers from 77 miles away.
I loved it! More of the same please. Thanks to all at St.Mary's for a great season. March On!
I tell of a fellow who never bets on The Saints. I see a house in Dorset with the red and white flags flying triumphantly at the front door. I recall a chap in West Dorset who predicted 4-0 with two goals in each half. He could hear the cheers from 77 miles away. I loved it! More of the same please. Thanks to all at St.Mary's for a great season. March On! Mike in Dorset
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12:16pm Sun 29 Apr 12

frenchvic says...

Confucious wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.
Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.[/p][/quote]Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said. frenchvic
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12:54pm Sun 29 Apr 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Very poignant.

A big Global Saints Family hug to you and your family, Fareham Girl.
Can't help reading this with blearred vision.
There must have been many like I who looked to up the sky yesterday, whils't on the pitch and had a little thought and a little tear.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Very poignant. A big Global Saints Family hug to you and your family, Fareham Girl.[/p][/quote]Can't help reading this with blearred vision. There must have been many like I who looked to up the sky yesterday, whils't on the pitch and had a little thought and a little tear. SFCOLDBOY
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1:34pm Sun 29 Apr 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
I feel sick again
Don't keep bringing this up on here!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: I feel sick again[/p][/quote]Don't keep bringing this up on here! OSPREYSAINT
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1:47pm Sun 29 Apr 12

saintkenny says...

frenchvic wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.
Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said.
i for one second that .and thank you tinas xxxxx up the saints
[quote][p][bold]frenchvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.[/p][/quote]Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said.[/p][/quote]i for one second that .and thank you tinas xxxxx up the saints saintkenny
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4:12pm Sun 29 Apr 12

St. Paul says...

skybluestav wrote:
well done to all you saints fans from a 20yr season ticket holder at coventry. It was a real pleasure to be part of today, you were great & felt our pain. Good luck & go marching in.
Thank you. To bring the support you did and to play the part that you did in creating a great atmosphere at SMS does you Sky Blues much credit. You were part of a very special day for us and we hope that you have your own to enjoy in the not too distant future. Keep the faith!
[quote][p][bold]skybluestav[/bold] wrote: well done to all you saints fans from a 20yr season ticket holder at coventry. It was a real pleasure to be part of today, you were great & felt our pain. Good luck & go marching in.[/p][/quote]Thank you. To bring the support you did and to play the part that you did in creating a great atmosphere at SMS does you Sky Blues much credit. You were part of a very special day for us and we hope that you have your own to enjoy in the not too distant future. Keep the faith! St. Paul
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4:21pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Wheeled1 says...

What a great day yesterday.

I never want to see Saints promoted again.

Of course I want Saints to be successful, but to be promoted they would need to be relegated first, and Saints will be in the Premiership for many many years to come.
What a great day yesterday. I never want to see Saints promoted again. Of course I want Saints to be successful, but to be promoted they would need to be relegated first, and Saints will be in the Premiership for many many years to come. Wheeled1
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4:33pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
McBendy in Scotland wrote:
Oh

Baird
Best
How far are you going back? And what does 'made it' mean? Top level? Professional including lower leagues? That WOULD be a huge list.

You can add: Paine, Chivers, Channon, Stokes, Wallace (x2 or 3), Hebbard ..... oh, and there's an interesting omition who once played at No.7.

I'm looking forward too. The next crop could provide more like Lallana. I don't want to know about their transfer value though, I want to see them (the best ones at least) stay long-term.
You got Dexter on that list good chap he scored 2 for Forest yesterday the Skate Destroyer!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McBendy in Scotland[/bold] wrote: Oh Baird Best[/p][/quote]How far are you going back? And what does 'made it' mean? Top level? Professional including lower leagues? That WOULD be a huge list. You can add: Paine, Chivers, Channon, Stokes, Wallace (x2 or 3), Hebbard ..... oh, and there's an interesting omition who once played at No.7. I'm looking forward too. The next crop could provide more like Lallana. I don't want to know about their transfer value though, I want to see them (the best ones at least) stay long-term.[/p][/quote]You got Dexter on that list good chap he scored 2 for Forest yesterday the Skate Destroyer! Fatty x Ford Worker
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4:36pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Farehamgirl says...

saintkenny wrote:
frenchvic wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.
Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said.
i for one second that .and thank you tinas xxxxx up the saints
Thank you for all the kind messages. We really are "Together as one!"
[quote][p][bold]saintkenny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frenchvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Your husband quite literally lives on in your son - that's the way things work in our world. When your son jumped up and cheered - rest assured, his father did indeed jump with him.[/p][/quote]Confucious, you sir are a gentleman, very well said.[/p][/quote]i for one second that .and thank you tinas xxxxx up the saints[/p][/quote]Thank you for all the kind messages. We really are "Together as one!" Farehamgirl
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6:10pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Taunton Saint says...

Well I aint been home long, what a day, what atmosphere, what emotion the team were just awesome

Made a vow on way home with my mate and said "I dont care about next year, the bad days, i will enjoy them all, we nearly didn't have any good, bad or indifferent days 3 years ago, so lets enjoy everyone going forward"

To Nicola, Nigel and all the staff and players THANK YOU, but especially to one man up there smiling down, taking pictures with his camera
Well I aint been home long, what a day, what atmosphere, what emotion the team were just awesome Made a vow on way home with my mate and said "I dont care about next year, the bad days, i will enjoy them all, we nearly didn't have any good, bad or indifferent days 3 years ago, so lets enjoy everyone going forward" To Nicola, Nigel and all the staff and players THANK YOU, but especially to one man up there smiling down, taking pictures with his camera Taunton Saint
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7:26pm Sun 29 Apr 12

The stripes says...

Just want to say (now my hangover's passed) that it's been excellent joining in with these posts whilst following Saints on this road to the premiership. Especially the likes if RedArmy1 - always makes me smile. Being 6000 miles away this forum is a great way to feel much more a part of it. Thank you to all those who are Red and White... This has made my year!!
Just want to say (now my hangover's passed) that it's been excellent joining in with these posts whilst following Saints on this road to the premiership. Especially the likes if RedArmy1 - always makes me smile. Being 6000 miles away this forum is a great way to feel much more a part of it. Thank you to all those who are Red and White... This has made my year!! The stripes
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10:20pm Sun 29 Apr 12

vickyashley27 says...

im from southampton but live in burton on trent and my m8s fella rang me to tell me the results and the pub i was in thought i was mad lol celebrating saints promotion lol
im from southampton but live in burton on trent and my m8s fella rang me to tell me the results and the pub i was in thought i was mad lol celebrating saints promotion lol vickyashley27
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11:11am Mon 30 Apr 12

warrens 76 says...

Saintsayer II wrote:
jezza wrote:
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer
"dittto"
[quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR[/p][/quote]I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer[/p][/quote]"dittto" warrens 76
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11:19am Mon 30 Apr 12

warrens 76 says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven.
Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival.

We have influential fans in high places
Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son!
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven. Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival. We have influential fans in high places[/p][/quote]Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son! warrens 76
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12:26pm Mon 30 Apr 12

SaintL-Y says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Saintsayer II wrote:
jezza wrote:
I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player.

Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints.

It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today.

Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again.

COYR
I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer
"dittto"
Check his interview with Solent this morning.....!! Going to be around for a long time yet!!!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintsayer II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezza[/bold] wrote: I was loving every minute of our promotion until I watched Saints Player. Am I imagining it or was NA's handshake with Nicola very muted and subdued. Then in his interview, NA spoke of when he "inevitably parted company" with the Saints. It took the gloss right off my day, and I hope Nicola supports NA more when he finally gets his chance to comment on today. Still, it does feel good to be back in the Premiership again. COYR[/p][/quote]I felt the same that part of the interview was a real downer[/p][/quote]"dittto"[/p][/quote]Check his interview with Solent this morning.....!! Going to be around for a long time yet!!! SaintL-Y
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12:35pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Farehamgirl says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote:
I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven.
Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival.

We have influential fans in high places
Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son!
Thank you and all fellow supporters who have got us through this season. Onwards and upwards!
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven. Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival. We have influential fans in high places[/p][/quote]Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son![/p][/quote]Thank you and all fellow supporters who have got us through this season. Onwards and upwards! Farehamgirl
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6:58pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Holly the Dog says...

2nd season 2010/2011
2nd season 2011/2012

2nd season 2012/2013 ??????

COYR
2nd season 2010/2011 2nd season 2011/2012 2nd season 2012/2013 ?????? COYR Holly the Dog
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11:28pm Mon 30 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Farehamgirl wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Mush On The Beach wrote:
Farehamgirl wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x
Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven. Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival. We have influential fans in high places
Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son!
Thank you and all fellow supporters who have got us through this season. Onwards and upwards!
Farehamgirl - we're all with you!

Great respect to you. I lost my Dad 23 years ago now, but occasions like Saturday & the 2003 F.A. Cup Final always bring back memories & a lump to the throat!
[quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farehamgirl[/bold] wrote: I cried today....my dear husband passed away last September. only 55 and managed only two games as he was so poorly. What I would give for him to see this magical day although I'm sure I felt him jump up and cheer I realised it was our son. Thank you all for all the wonderful memories of The Dell and St Marys. Back where we belong.x[/p][/quote]Plenty of champagne being quaffed by all our Saints in heaven. Ghandi asked them to keep the noise down, but ended up joining in the Red and White festival. We have influential fans in high places[/p][/quote]Fareham girl, god bless you, your husband, and your son![/p][/quote]Thank you and all fellow supporters who have got us through this season. Onwards and upwards![/p][/quote]Farehamgirl - we're all with you! Great respect to you. I lost my Dad 23 years ago now, but occasions like Saturday & the 2003 F.A. Cup Final always bring back memories & a lump to the throat! rob the saint in NZ
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