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    Ashley Charles Pragnell wrote:
    Two Promotions in two years and a trip to Wembley. And it the next stage of 5 year plan two years earlier than I expected. Congratulations Nigel. The best is yet to come well done to the manager, players and the fans for all there hard work and thank you Mr Chairman sir for the way you run this club. For pompy fans the fish bones must be sticking in your throats. We are in the promised land and you lot are going out of business.
    Here we go AGAIN!!!...No, One year earlier than the 5 year plan suggested. The 5th year was to be a consolidation in the Prem season. Now, we will attempt this in the 4th year. IS THAT BLOODY CLEAR NOW TO EVERYBODY???!!!"
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Saints are promoted

Saints are promoted

Saints are promoted

First published in Saints News

Saints have been promoted to the Premier League.

Nigel Adkins and his team secured back-to-back promotions with a final day 4-0 hammering of Coventry at St Mary’s.

Even before the game there seemed little hope of anything other than the win Saints needed to ensure a return to the top flight which they left seven years ago and it certainly proved that way.

Any early nerves were settled by two goals in the space of three first half minutes as Billy Sharp and Jose Fonte put Saints 2-0 up.

Full of confidence and knowing that promotion was all but assured, Saints were rampant in the second half against an already relegated Sky Blues team.

Jos Hooiveld and Adam Lallana added further goals to confirm Saints’ finish in the second automatic promotion place behind champions Reading and ahead of West Ham, whose final day victory over Hull was of no consequence in the end.

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