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    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    three halves wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    Norwegian Saint wrote:

    ouch, my side are hurting....
    Three halves.... what a laugh...
    Poopey in absolute freefall and all you do is come on here... haaarrrrhaaaar...
    after getting beat by the lowest team.. haaaaraaarr... in your low division... haaarrrrhaaaaa....
    AT HOME!....


    Who... whooo the... who the fick is ... harrrrrharrrrrrrrr..

    ... sorry.... who the fick is laugh... harrarrr.... laughing... now???


    .. got to go...... just have to go... harrrrhaaaaaahaararr

    Careful my Viking friend, you will split your girdle! I have long been of the opinion that our pet sock puppet is no more a Skate, than he is a Scummer, just a nuisance on both the Echo site and The News site where his multiple sign ons, as pseudo Saints poster has long been stirring the mire against us, just as it comes on here pretending to be a Saint one day and a Skate the next. Just have to humour it, as this is probably the only fun that it has in its wretched life. For some reason he doesn't like me, I can't think why as I feed its demand for responses often enough to keep it satisfied!
    "scummer" eeeh ,so you drop yourself in it again . Dont make out to be a saint as you fool no one apart from your other login names on here
    I haven't fooled you then, but was I right? You are just a no mates WUM?
    why not dig yourself in deeper and amuse us some more ."
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Reading boss Brian McDermott hits out over sacking of Nigel Adkins

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott

First published in Saints News
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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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