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    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    costa gaz wrote:
    Block41row0sfc wrote:
    costa gaz wrote:
    Tell you what, if you all hate the echo that much, stop reading this site and stop making comments.
    The echo did not write this article, it has been copied by many publications, but you don't go to these other rags complaining about negativity.

    Because of Cortese, the echo has no affiliation with SFC and are free to print what they want.
    If you don't like .... do not read, simple.
    Because of the echo actually not cortese and they have ran quite a few negative story's this weekend. I'm sure they are hoping we get relegated this season. Doom and gloom of the echo.
    I think that the echo were banned for revealing plans for Staplewood.
    They have asked for the ban to be lifted but Dear Leader has ignored them.
    When the nationals ridiculed him over the silly photographer ban he backed down and did a u-turn.
    Believe me, the echo would love the ban to be lifted.
    In the meantime they report any other publications, negative or positive and as the rest of football view the chairman as a nasty individual I'm afraid negative pieces will continue.
    If they were clever they could use reverse psychology and suck up to the Club, that way they would get the juicy news first! Just a thought.............
    Well that's one idea. I for one don't want the Echo to suck up to the Don, just to realise it erred over Staplewood, get on with its job in a balanced way, and give the dispute time to heal.

    However, if as Gaz says, the Echo would 'love the ban to be lifted', why do they continually print utter crud such as this article?

    Don't get me started on the 'it makes us read and comment' nonsense. I read these threads for the news and enjoy reading and responding to what people write. I'd be here just as much if the DE stuck to being a balanced, well-researched and well-written local newspaper.

    There’s a long way to go, Echo, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and all that, eh?"
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Reading boss Brian McDermott hits out over sacking of Nigel Adkins

Reading boss Brian McDermott hits out over sacking of Nigel Adkins

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott

First published in Saints News
Last updated

Reading manager Brian McDermott has criticised Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese over the sacking of Nigel Adkins.

Adkins led Saints to two successive promotions and had guided the club out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone recently, but he was fired nine days ago and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.

Having also taken his team up to the top flight last summer, McDermott knows how difficult managing a newly-promoted side can be.

The Royals boss, like Adkins, endured a tricky start to the season, but as has been the case with Saints, Reading have now seemingly turned a corner following an improvement in form.

McDermott has been thankful that the Reading owner Anton Zingarevich has kept faith with him through the club's rocky period and poured scorn on Cortese's treatment of Adkins, whose name was absent from Southampton's matchday programme for Pochettino's first game in charge against Everton.

''What I thought was sad was what Nigel Adkins has done for Southampton wasn't even mentioned in that programme at the Everton game. Let's have a bit of respect. That's not right,'' the Reading manager said.

''That's not right and proper. What he has done for that club has been phenomenal.

''What I find fascinating about owners is that managers who lose games start to learn. They pick up a few points. Then they are sacked. It doesn't make any sense to me.

''For me, you learn from experience. Nigel struggled at the start of the season. Then he loses two games in 12 and gets the sack.

''It doesn't seem like the right thing to do.''

McDermott has grown close to Adkins over the last few years and he hopes the former Scunthorpe boss gets another shot at the big time soon.

''Nigel has earned the right to do so,'' McDermott added.

''No one can pick and choose their jobs in management - but he has been a fantastic manager at Scunthorpe and Southampton.''

 

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