Adkins praises his road warriors ahead of Hull test

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins Nigel Adkins

Saints boss Nigel Adkins has challenged his players to continue their impressive away form at draw specialists Hull City.

Adkins takes his players to the KC Stadium to face a Hull side that has drawn seven of its last nine games.

“We’re taking one game at a time, we know we’re very good at St Mary’s but we’re picking up victories away from home,” Adkins, pictured, said.

“The desire is there to win games which as everyone knows is the hardest thing in the world to do.

“We didn’t just want an away draw (at Millwall), we wanted to win the game and we had the resolve to do that.

“But Hull will also be well organised.”

Hull manager Nick Barmby had only been in charge for a couple of weeks when Saints came from behind to beat his side 2-1 in November. “It was a very good game at St Mary’s, it was an exceptional ten minutes that won us the game,” said Adkins, recalling the goals by Guly Do Prado and Adam Lallana at the start of that second half.

“Nicky’s done a great job there, they don’t concede many goals and they’re set out with a very good defensive 4-3-2-1 formation.

“But they’ve got goals in the team as well and they’ll be a threat.”

The KC Stadium is also the home of Hull F.C.’s rugby league players, who beat Widnes Vikings 58-10 on Sunday afternoon.

“Will having a rugby match played on the pitch this weekend reflect on how the game’s played? I don’t know,” Adkins continued. “But what we do know is that it will be just as challenging a game as we had at Millwall. We have to work very hard to endeavour to keep a clean sheet and break down another very well organised team.”

See today's Southern Daily Echo for a full big match preview.

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7:42am Tue 20 Mar 12

RedArmy1 says...

NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM AND KEEP WINNING ON THE ROAD.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE.

WE DEMAND A RETURN TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE AS CHAMPIONS.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.
NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM AND KEEP WINNING ON THE ROAD. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE. WE DEMAND A RETURN TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE AS CHAMPIONS. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. RedArmy1

7:54am Tue 20 Mar 12

St.Yorkie says...

RA1 reminds me of someone 30-or so years ago...must be somrthing in the waters around The Solent?

Loud and proud!
Onwards & Upwards!
No surrender!
Never say die...

WHO THE **** IS LAUGHING NOW?
RA1 reminds me of someone 30-or so years ago...must be somrthing in the waters around The Solent? Loud and proud! Onwards & Upwards! No surrender! Never say die... WHO THE **** IS LAUGHING NOW? St.Yorkie

8:05am Tue 20 Mar 12

Tirau Dan says...

No one wants the prem more than our players...

HEY RED YOU ARE SO EXCITED YER WETTING YERSELF!!
No one wants the prem more than our players... HEY RED YOU ARE SO EXCITED YER WETTING YERSELF!! Tirau Dan

8:12am Tue 20 Mar 12

Norwegian Saint says...

Surprised to hear that Hull have not been beaten for 11 games... lets put a stop to that little record tonight and give them a "hell of a beating" like we did down at SMS.

(Apologies for the lack of "One Hell Of A Beating" quote on Saturday... was away with no tinternet)
Surprised to hear that Hull have not been beaten for 11 games... lets put a stop to that little record tonight and give them a "hell of a beating" like we did down at SMS. (Apologies for the lack of "One Hell Of A Beating" quote on Saturday... was away with no tinternet) Norwegian Saint

8:21am Tue 20 Mar 12

Norwegian Saint says...

OK...... A little late but worth it....

Morrissey, David Haye, Theo Paphitas, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, Steve Harley.....

"Your boys took one hell of a beating.... ONE HELLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!"
OK...... A little late but worth it.... Morrissey, David Haye, Theo Paphitas, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman, Steve Harley..... "Your boys took one hell of a beating.... ONE HELLLL OF A BEATING!!!!!" Norwegian Saint

9:10am Tue 20 Mar 12

Red n White Army says...

Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond.

Come on lads, do us proud.

COYR's FOP
Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond. Come on lads, do us proud. COYR's FOP Red n White Army

9:23am Tue 20 Mar 12

Tirau Dan says...

Southampton Fc will bring great Hullensian sorrow as our team unlocks their cowards gate and gives a display of honest forward play. 0-3 Saints Jos, Rickie and Billy on the sheet.
Southampton Fc will bring great Hullensian sorrow as our team unlocks their cowards gate and gives a display of honest forward play. 0-3 Saints Jos, Rickie and Billy on the sheet. Tirau Dan

11:15am Tue 20 Mar 12

St Retford says...

Red n White Army wrote:
Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond. Come on lads, do us proud. COYR's FOP
I'm paying at the gate, as I guess a lot of people probably are. This was never going to be a sell-out.
[quote][p][bold]Red n White Army[/bold] wrote: Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond. Come on lads, do us proud. COYR's FOP[/p][/quote]I'm paying at the gate, as I guess a lot of people probably are. This was never going to be a sell-out. St Retford

11:49am Tue 20 Mar 12

RedArmy1 says...

Tirau Dan wrote:
No one wants the prem more than our players...

HEY RED YOU ARE SO EXCITED YER WETTING YERSELF!!
Dan LOL :O)

May get a bit wet with all the beer swilling around.

Off WE GO TO 'ULL

RED ARMY. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Tirau Dan[/bold] wrote: No one wants the prem more than our players... HEY RED YOU ARE SO EXCITED YER WETTING YERSELF!![/p][/quote]Dan LOL :O) May get a bit wet with all the beer swilling around. Off WE GO TO 'ULL RED ARMY. COYR RedArmy1

12:18pm Tue 20 Mar 12

The Inbetweener says...

Red n White Army wrote:
Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond.

Come on lads, do us proud.

COYR's FOP
RA1, I thought the article Road Warriors was going to be related to the 600 Red Army travelling to Hull tonight to support the lads. The away fans undertaking a trip to Hull on a Tuesday night are indeed road warriors and deserve the respect of all SAINTS fans everywhere. I can't wait to retire so that I can join the Red Army on night's such as this, but in the meantime sing loud and proud for the lads so that we can hear you all over the Radio Solent commentary night.
COYRs
[quote][p][bold]Red n White Army[/bold] wrote: Only about 600 away tickets sold, no surprise for a Tuesday night fixture in the back of beyond. Come on lads, do us proud. COYR's FOP[/p][/quote]RA1, I thought the article Road Warriors was going to be related to the 600 Red Army travelling to Hull tonight to support the lads. The away fans undertaking a trip to Hull on a Tuesday night are indeed road warriors and deserve the respect of all SAINTS fans everywhere. I can't wait to retire so that I can join the Red Army on night's such as this, but in the meantime sing loud and proud for the lads so that we can hear you all over the Radio Solent commentary night. COYRs The Inbetweener

12:33pm Tue 20 Mar 12

batesieboy says...

I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.
I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well. batesieboy

2:08pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Costa Baz says...

batesieboy wrote:
I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.
If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played".

I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.[/p][/quote]If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played". I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA. Costa Baz

3:02pm Tue 20 Mar 12

hedge end bob says...

I believe he knows exactly how every blade of grass on that pitch is laying at 7.45 pm. I can not dream that he would take a bunch of players up there not knowing what team he is going to put out. The man leaves nothing to chance and that is why we are where we are.
Very tough game tonight and we could quite possibly be joint top after tonights games. As long as ( and i cant see it happening ) we dont lose, a point would be fine.
COYREDSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SS.
I believe he knows exactly how every blade of grass on that pitch is laying at 7.45 pm. I can not dream that he would take a bunch of players up there not knowing what team he is going to put out. The man leaves nothing to chance and that is why we are where we are. Very tough game tonight and we could quite possibly be joint top after tonights games. As long as ( and i cant see it happening ) we dont lose, a point would be fine. COYREDSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SS. hedge end bob

4:04pm Tue 20 Mar 12

batesieboy says...

Costa Baz wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.
If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played".

I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.
Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy?
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.[/p][/quote]If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played". I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.[/p][/quote]Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy? batesieboy

6:58pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Costa Baz says...

batesieboy wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.
If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played".

I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.
Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy?
Not being touchy at all.

The Official Site tends to have all of an interview, which enables fans to comment knowing all the facts.
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.[/p][/quote]If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played". I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.[/p][/quote]Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy?[/p][/quote]Not being touchy at all. The Official Site tends to have all of an interview, which enables fans to comment knowing all the facts. Costa Baz

5:49am Wed 21 Mar 12

batesieboy says...

Costa Baz wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.
If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played".

I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.
Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy?
Not being touchy at all.

The Official Site tends to have all of an interview, which enables fans to comment knowing all the facts.
I'm trying to take it one interview at a time.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: I am a bit surprised that NA answered "I don't know" to a good and fair question about the state of the pitch. He should know. If it is as poor as some say that would definitely alter my team selection, for example. And the way I would play. Oh well.[/p][/quote]If you listen to NA's interview, on Saints Player, he states that the "pitch looks lively and a bit bare and may be conducive to the way the game is played". I recommend you always check with the official site, for the full interview, before making comments about NA.[/p][/quote]Yes, I saw it just now! All I said was I was surprised...why you so touchy?[/p][/quote]Not being touchy at all. The Official Site tends to have all of an interview, which enables fans to comment knowing all the facts.[/p][/quote]I'm trying to take it one interview at a time. batesieboy

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