Saints have to stop former star Alex against Arsenal

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Nigel Adkins is proud of the way Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has developed since leaving Southampton - but promised to do everything he can to stop him and Arsenal today.

The 19-year-old graduated from the south coast club's academy and helped Saints to automatic promotion from the third tier in his only full season there in the first team.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's performances saw him join Arsenal for a fee rising to £15million last summer and he could now face his former club at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Adkins is proud of the way the winger has developed since leaving St Mary's and, while he would love him to be lining up for Saints, takes pride in his performances.

He does, though, hope the winger has an off day today.

“I am very proud,” Adkins said.

“Everybody should be proud because he has come through our system.

“We said at the time we would have loved him to have stayed with us because this is where we wanted to be.

“We wanted Alex to be playing for us in the Premier League , but as a League One player he made the decision to then move.

“He has done fantastic there. I think if we can give them (players) the right principles in life and the right standards in how they conduct themselves, they can improve.

“It is always a joy to watch him play. You want him to do well for England, and for himself and his family at his football club.

“On Saturday, though, it is about us winning so we will do everything we can to get that win.

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11:14pm Fri 14 Sep 12

SFCSaint says...

which kit are we playing in?
which kit are we playing in? SFCSaint
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11:32pm Fri 14 Sep 12

JP Bedford Saint says...

i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying
“He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.” 

The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho?
i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying “He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.”  The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho? JP Bedford Saint
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11:35pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Jesus_02 says...

dont mean to be pessimistic but he is going to go round fox for fun
dont mean to be pessimistic but he is going to go round fox for fun Jesus_02
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12:19am Sat 15 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

It not just alex who is a threat.

wenger's new signings are favourites to try and be on the scoresheet -

It's not rocket science - same as RVP last week with manure.

We should have done our homework by now - we must not just play youngsters to impress wenger and ...

WE MUST DO EVERYTHING TO WIN

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. COYR
It not just alex who is a threat. wenger's new signings are favourites to try and be on the scoresheet - It's not rocket science - same as RVP last week with manure. We should have done our homework by now - we must not just play youngsters to impress wenger and ... WE MUST DO EVERYTHING TO WIN WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. COYR RedArmy1
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9:35am Sat 15 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Pompey administrators are owed over £1m

The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years.

read more

http://www.portsmout
h.co.uk/sport/pompey
/pompey-past/pompey-
administrators-are-o
wed-over-1m-1-426678
4

it does not look good for them

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
do i care mmmmmmmmmm
Pompey administrators are owed over £1m The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years. read more http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/sport/pompey /pompey-past/pompey- administrators-are-o wed-over-1m-1-426678 4 it does not look good for them mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm do i care mmmmmmmmmm insane saint
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9:38am Sat 15 Sep 12

insane saint says...

insane saint wrote:
Pompey administrators are owed over £1m

The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years.

read more

http://www.portsmout

h.co.uk/sport/pompey

/pompey-past/pompey-

administrators-are-o

wed-over-1m-1-426678

4

it does not look good for them

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
do i care mmmmmmmmmm
do you feel good to be a saints fan?
i sure do

NOW COME ON YOU SAINTS WE CAN GET THE 3 POINTS TODAY.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON

THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH

TOGETHER AS ONE

COYR
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: Pompey administrators are owed over £1m The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years. read more http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/sport/pompey /pompey-past/pompey- administrators-are-o wed-over-1m-1-426678 4 it does not look good for them mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm do i care mmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]do you feel good to be a saints fan? i sure do NOW COME ON YOU SAINTS WE CAN GET THE 3 POINTS TODAY. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON THE PRIDE OF THE SOUTH TOGETHER AS ONE COYR insane saint
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9:48am Sat 15 Sep 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

COME ON YOU REDS-YELLOWS-WHITES.

Don't matter the colour, its what's in the shirts that counts.
Saints give the Prem the first of many shocks this season.
Just 1 goal more than the Arsen-nil will be enough.
All those travelling have a great day whatever the outcome.
Bring on Villa next week to continue our party.
REDS
COME ON YOU REDS-YELLOWS-WHITES. Don't matter the colour, its what's in the shirts that counts. Saints give the Prem the first of many shocks this season. Just 1 goal more than the Arsen-nil will be enough. All those travelling have a great day whatever the outcome. Bring on Villa next week to continue our party. REDS SFCOLDBOY
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10:13am Sat 15 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
COME ON YOU REDS-YELLOWS-WHITES. Don't matter the colour, its what's in the shirts that counts. Saints give the Prem the first of many shocks this season. Just 1 goal more than the Arsen-nil will be enough. All those travelling have a great day whatever the outcome. Bring on Villa next week to continue our party. REDS
3000 Strong leaving now to North London to FIGHT

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

Going to be packed out for a massive game for points against Villa.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
[quote][p][bold]SFCOLDBOY[/bold] wrote: COME ON YOU REDS-YELLOWS-WHITES. Don't matter the colour, its what's in the shirts that counts. Saints give the Prem the first of many shocks this season. Just 1 goal more than the Arsen-nil will be enough. All those travelling have a great day whatever the outcome. Bring on Villa next week to continue our party. REDS[/p][/quote]3000 Strong leaving now to North London to FIGHT WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. Going to be packed out for a massive game for points against Villa. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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10:17am Sat 15 Sep 12

RNsaint says...

does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!!
does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!! RNsaint
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10:27am Sat 15 Sep 12

Confucious says...

For the first time this season I'm feeling optimistic pre match. I hope the good vibes are coming off my lucky smiling Buddha. Next home matchg I'm going to buy a baby Saints shirt from the club shop so he can sit on the shelf properly dressed. This will definitely benefit us.

Press are saying set pieces are our weakness and one of Arsenal's strengths.

I hope Nige took my advice and studied FC Shanghai's tactics. They certainly know how to put a decent wall up in China.
For the first time this season I'm feeling optimistic pre match. I hope the good vibes are coming off my lucky smiling Buddha. Next home matchg I'm going to buy a baby Saints shirt from the club shop so he can sit on the shelf properly dressed. This will definitely benefit us. Press are saying set pieces are our weakness and one of Arsenal's strengths. I hope Nige took my advice and studied FC Shanghai's tactics. They certainly know how to put a decent wall up in China. Confucious
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10:29am Sat 15 Sep 12

ButtyIoWSaint says...

COME ON SAINTS.

First win of the season today!

Here's a couple of links to watch the game

http://www.thefirstr
ow.eu/watch/140766/1
/watch-arsenal-vs-so
uthampton-fc.html

http://www.sportlemo
n.tv/v-4/4/86/v-4486
40.html
COME ON SAINTS. First win of the season today! Here's a couple of links to watch the game http://www.thefirstr ow.eu/watch/140766/1 /watch-arsenal-vs-so uthampton-fc.html http://www.sportlemo n.tv/v-4/4/86/v-4486 40.html ButtyIoWSaint
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10:32am Sat 15 Sep 12

owen thesaints... says...

Can't wait for the game, I fancy Saints to get something out of this today. Would be great to see one or two of the new boys get on the pitch at some point, I have a feeling Yoshida is going to be a really great signing for us. One problem, I could only get a ticket from a friend who is an Arsenal fan, so i'm in with them!! If you see someone going bonkers in the home section when Saints score that'll be me! Ha Ha! COME ON YOU SAINTS!!!
Can't wait for the game, I fancy Saints to get something out of this today. Would be great to see one or two of the new boys get on the pitch at some point, I have a feeling Yoshida is going to be a really great signing for us. One problem, I could only get a ticket from a friend who is an Arsenal fan, so i'm in with them!! If you see someone going bonkers in the home section when Saints score that'll be me! Ha Ha! COME ON YOU SAINTS!!! owen thesaints...
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10:34am Sat 15 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
dont mean to be pessimistic but he is going to go round fox for fun
I've told Nige to tell Foxy not to try and run with the ball past Oxo, but to pass. (As footballers go Oxo's big @rse presents an obstacle of equatorial proportions.)
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: dont mean to be pessimistic but he is going to go round fox for fun[/p][/quote]I've told Nige to tell Foxy not to try and run with the ball past Oxo, but to pass. (As footballers go Oxo's big @rse presents an obstacle of equatorial proportions.) Confucious
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10:43am Sat 15 Sep 12

Rocket 1 says...

RNsaint wrote:
does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!!
lshunter is always good for stream
[quote][p][bold]RNsaint[/bold] wrote: does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!![/p][/quote]lshunter is always good for stream Rocket 1
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11:05am Sat 15 Sep 12

St Retford says...

JP Bedford Saint wrote:
i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying
“He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.” 

The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho?
I presume that's a reference to Nigel's use of sports science and the way we monitor players in training and during a game.

Equally, mind, Nigel might have kidnapped Wenger's wife and tortured her with thumb screws until she told him where Wenger's lucky pants are so that Nicola could go round and put itching powder in them. It's the attention to little details like that that make us such a great operation.
[quote][p][bold]JP Bedford Saint[/bold] wrote: i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying “He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.”  The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho?[/p][/quote]I presume that's a reference to Nigel's use of sports science and the way we monitor players in training and during a game. Equally, mind, Nigel might have kidnapped Wenger's wife and tortured her with thumb screws until she told him where Wenger's lucky pants are so that Nicola could go round and put itching powder in them. It's the attention to little details like that that make us such a great operation. St Retford
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11:42am Sat 15 Sep 12

frenchvic says...

St Retford wrote:
JP Bedford Saint wrote: i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying “He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.”  The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho?
I presume that's a reference to Nigel's use of sports science and the way we monitor players in training and during a game. Equally, mind, Nigel might have kidnapped Wenger's wife and tortured her with thumb screws until she told him where Wenger's lucky pants are so that Nicola could go round and put itching powder in them. It's the attention to little details like that that make us such a great operation.
Did not know he was married, thought he just hung around outside our academy.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JP Bedford Saint[/bold] wrote: i read somewhere we'll be playing in yellow and blue. has anyone read the article on the official arsenal site. Wenger is talking about our magnificent manager and makes a comment saying “He is a very interesting man who wants to get information, and did that in a very convincing way. I am impressed with how well he has done and the way he has done it.”  The bit where he says he wants to get information and does it convincingly is the bit that interests me! what do you think he is talking bout tho?[/p][/quote]I presume that's a reference to Nigel's use of sports science and the way we monitor players in training and during a game. Equally, mind, Nigel might have kidnapped Wenger's wife and tortured her with thumb screws until she told him where Wenger's lucky pants are so that Nicola could go round and put itching powder in them. It's the attention to little details like that that make us such a great operation.[/p][/quote]Did not know he was married, thought he just hung around outside our academy. frenchvic
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12:09pm Sat 15 Sep 12

st1halo says...

insane saint wrote:
Pompey administrators are owed over £1m

The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years.

read more

http://www.portsmout

h.co.uk/sport/pompey

/pompey-past/pompey-

administrators-are-o

wed-over-1m-1-426678

4

it does not look good for them

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
do i care mmmmmmmmmm
Doesn't surprise me. The smell of fish slowly cooking is a wonderful thing but it can leave a bad smell in the house for a long time if not cleaned up quickly!!!


STID
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: Pompey administrators are owed over £1m The £1.3m bill – along with the £1.09m from the previous administrators – means Pompey has run up administration costs of around £2.4m in just two years. read more http://www.portsmout h.co.uk/sport/pompey /pompey-past/pompey- administrators-are-o wed-over-1m-1-426678 4 it does not look good for them mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm do i care mmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]Doesn't surprise me. The smell of fish slowly cooking is a wonderful thing but it can leave a bad smell in the house for a long time if not cleaned up quickly!!! STID st1halo
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12:31pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Puddletown Saint says...

Football season starts today.

Lets draw a line under the most wonderful summer of sport which includes our start in the Prem.

NA is ether a genius or ha no idea.

Can see us starting with

KD
Nath Yos Jos Shaw
Spider JWP SD
Adam Jay Punch

Rickie and Gaston then tear them apart after 65

2-1 to the Saints
Football season starts today. Lets draw a line under the most wonderful summer of sport which includes our start in the Prem. NA is ether a genius or ha no idea. Can see us starting with KD Nath Yos Jos Shaw Spider JWP SD Adam Jay Punch Rickie and Gaston then tear them apart after 65 2-1 to the Saints Puddletown Saint
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12:37pm Sat 15 Sep 12

promised land says...

Requirements on how to stop the ox ? Have a good, experienced left back. Do we have one ?
Requirements on how to stop the ox ? Have a good, experienced left back. Do we have one ? promised land
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1:20pm Sat 15 Sep 12

RNsaint says...

Rocket 1 wrote:
RNsaint wrote:
does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!!
lshunter is always good for stream
many thanks. fingers crossed and fingers up to the skates
[quote][p][bold]Rocket 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RNsaint[/bold] wrote: does anyone know a good live feed for the game on internet. May be a shock on the cards with Ramirez and Rickieeeee scoring for fun.2-0 Saints !!!![/p][/quote]lshunter is always good for stream[/p][/quote]many thanks. fingers crossed and fingers up to the skates RNsaint
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1:30pm Sat 15 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Lets not worry about the OX let the gunners do the worrying about the SUPER SAINTS.Tadanari LEE can out play the boy and if RAMIREZ gets to play he can emulate Alan Shearer by scoring a hat trick in his debut against the team of north london toffs.IT IS ABOUT TIME THE SAINTS START TO GO MARCHING UP THE TABLE.
Lets not worry about the OX let the gunners do the worrying about the SUPER SAINTS.Tadanari LEE can out play the boy and if RAMIREZ gets to play he can emulate Alan Shearer by scoring a hat trick in his debut against the team of north london toffs.IT IS ABOUT TIME THE SAINTS START TO GO MARCHING UP THE TABLE. CB FRY LIVES
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