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    petethephantom wrote:
    a question to all

    it is saturday the 28th of april, the last week of competition games and southampton can either win the championship or be runners up, (win will make us win a loss and we are runners up). At the other end of the championship table is portsmouth who if win jump over coventry who southampton play and avoid relegation.
    therefore my question is, Would you rather see southampton win and come first in the championship, or would you rather see southampton let coventry win, inso letting them avoid relegation, southampton coming second, and portsmouth relegated.

    where would you want to be??

    just a thought
    Depends on how the skates behave over the next few days/weeks.
    You may have noticed, on Saturday, that they only named 3 substitutes at Barnsley.

    They could have named 5, but that would have meant using academy players, but they chose not to do so.

    Why? Because,according to the FL, any academy player used in the first team, or as a match day sub, on 3 occasions, will automatically be considered a member of the first team squad.

    So, by using academy players, Poopey would increase their squad size.

    Nothing wrong with that except that it would damage their chances of bringing in extra EXPERIENCED players on emergency loans.

    They are trying to work an advantage over the likes of Forest, Doncaster and Coventry.

    One of their fans says it is bending the rules, but most decent fans see it as taking the p1ss, again.

    So, with that in mind, if they now improve their squad with emergency loans and need us to beat Coventry last day, as longs as we are already promoted, I'd send out our academy team.
    If nothing else it would show Poopey that the academy is there to be used."
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Boss is keen for star names to rest up

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

First published in Saints News

NIGEL Adkins is relishing the opportunity for Saints to have a rest from midweek action.

The club have no fixture before next Saturday’s trip to Watford, meaning they have a rare full seven days to recover and prepare.

Not since early January have Saints avoided a midweek fixture in their schedule.

While Adkins has always expressed his confidence in the squad’s ability to cope with a heavy workload, he is also happy that he and the players can put their feet up in the evenings this week.

“We give ourselves an opportunity to recover from some knocks and injuries and get a good week’s training under our belt,” he said.

“We’ve got 14 games of the season left, everyone’s got to be ready to go out and give everything for the cause, and it’s not about 11 players it’s about the full squad.”

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