Adkins: "Confidence remains high."

Daily Echo: Adkins: "Confidence remains high." Adkins: "Confidence remains high."

SAINTS boss Nigel Adkins insisted that confidence remains high despite defeat at home to Spurs.

A spirited second-half was not enough to cancel out the two goals conceded during a woeful first 45 minutes at St Mary’s. Saints trailed 2-0 at half-time, with former player Gareth Bale opening the scoring, before Jay Rodriguez set up a rousing finish with his first Premier League goal midway through the second half.

Adkins said: “The reaction of the players to going behind showed great character and passion and gave ourselves a chance of winning the game “We’ve got everyone pulling in the same direction, which is important, and that gives us an opportunity to achieve what we want to achieve this season.

“We’re positive in everything we do, we keep working hard on the training ground and the lads have had a good week. Confidence is high and needs to remain high, it’s about sticking shoulder to shoulder with your mate and getting on with it.

“We’ve come a long way in a very short space of time and this is a first experience for a lot of people. Maybe we need a bit more belief, not look at the names on the back of the opposition shirt or the team sheet and just go out and do what we do.

“We’re facing a great challenge, but when we look back we can say we worked very hard for each other during this spell and we’ll enjoy the successful period when it arrives."

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8:04pm Sun 28 Oct 12

iswhite10 says...

Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late? iswhite10

8:33pm Sun 28 Oct 12

kent141 says...

Thats good that the " Confidence remains high " after 7 defeats in 9 games, may win another game before xmas then.
Thats good that the " Confidence remains high " after 7 defeats in 9 games, may win another game before xmas then. kent141

9:09pm Sun 28 Oct 12

White and red till dead says...

Once Mayuka came on it was a different game. I don't rate Yoshida at all - too many wayward passes and defensively not there. Missed a sitter as well! Boruc simply does not inspire a confident back line either.

This may be a contentious point (and I'll no doubt be accused of not being a "true" fan) - but is Lallana up to having the captaincy? He does not appear to be a strong a leader as say Lambert or Fonte. And the poor spell has coincided with this...
Once Mayuka came on it was a different game. I don't rate Yoshida at all - too many wayward passes and defensively not there. Missed a sitter as well! Boruc simply does not inspire a confident back line either. This may be a contentious point (and I'll no doubt be accused of not being a "true" fan) - but is Lallana up to having the captaincy? He does not appear to be a strong a leader as say Lambert or Fonte. And the poor spell has coincided with this... White and red till dead

9:13pm Sun 28 Oct 12

bobpetch says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
Seeing you have a computer why did you not watch it on the web?
Try FirstRow Live Football Stream |
http://www.thefirstr
ow.eu/
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]Seeing you have a computer why did you not watch it on the web? Try FirstRow Live Football Stream | http://www.thefirstr ow.eu/ bobpetch

9:20pm Sun 28 Oct 12

RedArmy1 says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
IT'S NOT TOO LATE !!

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH AFTER A GOOD SECOND HALF AND IT WAS FUN ON THE TERRACES.

WE NEED TO PLAY THE STRONGEST TEAM AND HAVE A SETTLED TEAM TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

There is plenty to do on the Training Ground including higher tempo incisive passing and being more robust in possession of the football.

NEED THE POINTS AND THE WINS.

THESE SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEXT FEW GAMES.

RED ARMY. COYR.
THE FIGHT IS ON TO MOVE UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]IT'S NOT TOO LATE !! CONFIDENCE IS HIGH AFTER A GOOD SECOND HALF AND IT WAS FUN ON THE TERRACES. WE NEED TO PLAY THE STRONGEST TEAM AND HAVE A SETTLED TEAM TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. There is plenty to do on the Training Ground including higher tempo incisive passing and being more robust in possession of the football. NEED THE POINTS AND THE WINS. THESE SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEXT FEW GAMES. RED ARMY. COYR. THE FIGHT IS ON TO MOVE UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE. RedArmy1

9:20pm Sun 28 Oct 12

RedArmy1 says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
IT'S NOT TOO LATE !!

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH AFTER A GOOD SECOND HALF AND IT WAS FUN ON THE TERRACES.

WE NEED TO PLAY THE STRONGEST TEAM AND HAVE A SETTLED TEAM TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

There is plenty to do on the Training Ground including higher tempo incisive passing and being more robust in possession of the football.

NEED THE POINTS AND THE WINS.

THESE SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEXT FEW GAMES.

RED ARMY. COYR.
THE FIGHT IS ON TO MOVE UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]IT'S NOT TOO LATE !! CONFIDENCE IS HIGH AFTER A GOOD SECOND HALF AND IT WAS FUN ON THE TERRACES. WE NEED TO PLAY THE STRONGEST TEAM AND HAVE A SETTLED TEAM TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. There is plenty to do on the Training Ground including higher tempo incisive passing and being more robust in possession of the football. NEED THE POINTS AND THE WINS. THESE SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEXT FEW GAMES. RED ARMY. COYR. THE FIGHT IS ON TO MOVE UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE. RedArmy1

9:35pm Sun 28 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it.
[quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it. OSPREYSAINT

9:58pm Sun 28 Oct 12

RedArmy1 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it.
Don't think a New Manager will be the solution for SAINTS.

Nigel is cutting his teeth in the Premiership - he needs to be surrounded by persons with Premier League experience - Coaching Team and assistant Manager.

NIGEL AND THE FOOTBALL SQUAD NEED SUPPORT.

Everyone is doing their best but Nigel currently does not have top line support.

RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it.[/p][/quote]Don't think a New Manager will be the solution for SAINTS. Nigel is cutting his teeth in the Premiership - he needs to be surrounded by persons with Premier League experience - Coaching Team and assistant Manager. NIGEL AND THE FOOTBALL SQUAD NEED SUPPORT. Everyone is doing their best but Nigel currently does not have top line support. RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR. RedArmy1

10:36pm Sun 28 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

RedArmy1 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
iswhite10 wrote:
Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there.
Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well.
And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half?
How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late.
1 win in 9.
I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?
You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it.
Don't think a New Manager will be the solution for SAINTS.

Nigel is cutting his teeth in the Premiership - he needs to be surrounded by persons with Premier League experience - Coaching Team and assistant Manager.

NIGEL AND THE FOOTBALL SQUAD NEED SUPPORT.

Everyone is doing their best but Nigel currently does not have top line support.

RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR.
Just wish a few more would show as much positivity as your good self.
[quote][p][bold]RedArmy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iswhite10[/bold] wrote: Ok, I'm sorry to ignore th 75% who voted for him but I couldn't get a ticket today and listened to the whole game on th radio, and the first half display sounded lamentably tentative and lacking in belief. Tell me I'm wrong if you were there. Ok the second half was up and at em, but Nigel sets great store by preparation and if he can't get them going from the beginning, at home, as they should be, then for goodness sake all the usual platitudes in the world are not going to get us a win, and at home as well. And Villas Boas was delighted and relieved to get th points. But what about the first half? How long do we all have to go on supporting Nigel's learning curve before its too late. 1 win in 9. I know there's a run of possibly winnable games coming up but when is too late?[/p][/quote]You are not all that wrong about the first half, we didn't threaten much and Spurs were always very dangerous on the break and should have had more goals but luckily Defoe wasn't wearing his shooting boots, (he joined a rare group of strikers that have hit the big screen) we were a bit naive in the defending but it is not easy to pin the goals on any individual, I thought Boruc was at fault for the 2nd, but even then it should have been cleared off the line. However the 2nd half was a different story and we had Spurs on the ropes and they rode their luck and got away with it.[/p][/quote]Don't think a New Manager will be the solution for SAINTS. Nigel is cutting his teeth in the Premiership - he needs to be surrounded by persons with Premier League experience - Coaching Team and assistant Manager. NIGEL AND THE FOOTBALL SQUAD NEED SUPPORT. Everyone is doing their best but Nigel currently does not have top line support. RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. COYR.[/p][/quote]Just wish a few more would show as much positivity as your good self. OSPREYSAINT

10:14am Mon 29 Oct 12

Block 34 says...

I thought we played well in the 2nd half, though from Block 34 couldn't see the detail... but the fact I had a crick in the neck at 90mins was proof that the majority of the 2nd half was in Spurs territory.
No complaints - not convinced bringing Guly on for Davies was such a good move, but Spurs are a good side these days & we were unlucky not to get a point.
Keep it up Nige!!! The only way is up!!
I thought we played well in the 2nd half, though from Block 34 couldn't see the detail... but the fact I had a crick in the neck at 90mins was proof that the majority of the 2nd half was in Spurs territory. No complaints - not convinced bringing Guly on for Davies was such a good move, but Spurs are a good side these days & we were unlucky not to get a point. Keep it up Nige!!! The only way is up!! Block 34

3:29pm Mon 29 Oct 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

KEEP THE FAITH NIGEL.get us a win against LEEDS and 3 points against WBA and get CORK,RAMIREZ,LEE AND RICHARDSON FIT ASAP.COME ON YOU REDS.
KEEP THE FAITH NIGEL.get us a win against LEEDS and 3 points against WBA and get CORK,RAMIREZ,LEE AND RICHARDSON FIT ASAP.COME ON YOU REDS. CB FRY LIVES

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