Adkins: "Fantastic" Saints are back in the big time

Daily Echo: Adkins: "Fantastic" Saints are back in the big time Adkins: "Fantastic" Saints are back in the big time

AN emotional Nigel Adkins hailed Saints’ “fantastic” achievement as the club secured promotion back to the Premier League.

The manager was choking back the tears after watching his team destroy Coventry 4-0 to book a place in the top flight.

“Isn’t it fantastic, Southampton are back in the Premier League,” declared Adkins. “I’m very, very proud and honoured. I’m a happy man.”

The Saints boss paid tribute to his players, as well as all the other people at the club, for their role in what has been achieved.

“They deserve all the plaudits they get, because they’ve been magnificent since I joined this football club,” said Adkins.

“They’ve worked so hard every day, they’re so professional, and the coaching staff we’ve got, the medical staff, everyone at this football club has worked their socks off.”

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2:42pm Sat 28 Apr 12

MelbourneSaint says...

Legend!!!
Legend!!! MelbourneSaint

2:44pm Sat 28 Apr 12

DisplacedFan says...

Well done Nigel and Nicola.
Well done Nigel and Nicola. DisplacedFan

2:47pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Nic on the N332 says...

Absolute top bloke, Mr Adkins. You are a credit to Southampton Football Club. We wish you continued success in the PREMIER LEAGUE!
Absolute top bloke, Mr Adkins. You are a credit to Southampton Football Club. We wish you continued success in the PREMIER LEAGUE! Nic on the N332

2:49pm Sat 28 Apr 12

SaffaSaint says...

Adkins you are a lengend
Adkins you are a lengend SaffaSaint

2:49pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Ontario Saint says...

Congratulations from Brazil. Amazing game today , Saints played wonderful football . A wonderful day in the History of the Club
Congratulations from Brazil. Amazing game today , Saints played wonderful football . A wonderful day in the History of the Club Ontario Saint

2:49pm Sat 28 Apr 12

RisingSon says...

The manager, the team, the support staff and the supporters, bluddy brilliant.
The manager, the team, the support staff and the supporters, bluddy brilliant. RisingSon

2:52pm Sat 28 Apr 12

SAINTS 4 EVER says...

Nigel you are a legend and always will be.A Big Big thankyou on behalf of all Saints fans you should get manager of the season now.
C.O.Y.R in the Premier League
Nigel you are a legend and always will be.A Big Big thankyou on behalf of all Saints fans you should get manager of the season now. C.O.Y.R in the Premier League SAINTS 4 EVER

2:56pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Saint_rob says...

Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends.
Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends. Saint_rob

2:56pm Sat 28 Apr 12

rob the saint in NZ says...

Thankyou Saints!

One very happy expat here at nearly 2am Sunday morning, my Kiwi missus has gone to bed, I'm sat here on my own drinking champagne with a great big smile on my face!

What more is there to say, more coherent thoughts will follow tomorrow.

WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!!

Thankyou Markus.

Thankyou the Liebherr family.

Thankyou Nicola Cortese.

Thankyou Nigel Adkins.

Thankyou to the whole squad & everyone at Southampton Football Club.

COYR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankyou Saints! One very happy expat here at nearly 2am Sunday morning, my Kiwi missus has gone to bed, I'm sat here on my own drinking champagne with a great big smile on my face! What more is there to say, more coherent thoughts will follow tomorrow. WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!! Thankyou Markus. Thankyou the Liebherr family. Thankyou Nicola Cortese. Thankyou Nigel Adkins. Thankyou to the whole squad & everyone at Southampton Football Club. COYR!!!!!!!!!!!!! rob the saint in NZ

2:57pm Sat 28 Apr 12

ACTSaint says...

NC and NA thanks so much for what you have achieved. Absolute amazing couple of years.
NC and NA thanks so much for what you have achieved. Absolute amazing couple of years. ACTSaint

2:58pm Sat 28 Apr 12

mcted says...

back where SFC should be, in the top flight...now lets take it to the next level...a fantastic day..lets PARTY tonigh
back where SFC should be, in the top flight...now lets take it to the next level...a fantastic day..lets PARTY tonigh mcted

3:03pm Sat 28 Apr 12

saintalbanssaint says...

Could not be happier....!
Could not be happier....! saintalbanssaint

3:03pm Sat 28 Apr 12

St.David says...

So proud of everyone who is involved in this club!! We are premier league!! What a fantastic year we have had. . .what a day. . I really do feel this is just the beginning. . . Watch out Premier league. . . We're coming for you. . . We're coming for you. . . Premier league. . . We're coming for you!!!!!m COYRs. :-)
So proud of everyone who is involved in this club!! We are premier league!! What a fantastic year we have had. . .what a day. . I really do feel this is just the beginning. . . Watch out Premier league. . . We're coming for you. . . We're coming for you. . . Premier league. . . We're coming for you!!!!!m COYRs. :-) St.David

3:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Santo Levante says...

Only wish that I could have been there. Fantastic achievement, congratulations to Nicola, Nigel and all the staff, you are legends. Cheers guys, I´m so proud to be a Saints fan. COYR
Only wish that I could have been there. Fantastic achievement, congratulations to Nicola, Nigel and all the staff, you are legends. Cheers guys, I´m so proud to be a Saints fan. COYR Santo Levante

3:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

lesham says...

Great day.
Back where we belong !!!!!!
Great day. Back where we belong !!!!!! lesham

3:07pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Medway Saint says...

One word - Quality!
One word - Quality! Medway Saint

3:14pm Sat 28 Apr 12

KieraninSydney says...

Fantastic work by everyone involved at the club! Congratulations from Sydney. I was there last season for the final 2 games, and know what St Marys would have been like today... Past midnight here, and im still singing and pestering friends with EPL clubs and ribbing them!!! The Saints are going up!!
Fantastic work by everyone involved at the club! Congratulations from Sydney. I was there last season for the final 2 games, and know what St Marys would have been like today... Past midnight here, and im still singing and pestering friends with EPL clubs and ribbing them!!! The Saints are going up!! KieraninSydney

3:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Ayrshire Saint says...

What a team........

i agree with Medway

"Quality"
What a team........ i agree with Medway "Quality" Ayrshire Saint

3:21pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Saints down under says...

Perfect just perfect!!

Well done to the whole club you have been fantastic now let's bring on Rooney and co!!

Whis Fkin laughing now!!!!!

Super super saints.
Perfect just perfect!! Well done to the whole club you have been fantastic now let's bring on Rooney and co!! Whis Fkin laughing now!!!!! Super super saints. Saints down under

3:22pm Sat 28 Apr 12

PerthSaint says...

Watched the game live here in Perth,Australia. Started following Saints as a kid after seeing the odd highlight of Le Tiss in a weekly EPL highlight show, and because everyone else here follows Man U or LFC! What a proud night in my little part of the world!!
Watched the game live here in Perth,Australia. Started following Saints as a kid after seeing the odd highlight of Le Tiss in a weekly EPL highlight show, and because everyone else here follows Man U or LFC! What a proud night in my little part of the world!! PerthSaint

3:22pm Sat 28 Apr 12

florida saint says...

saints i effin love you all , the saints back in the prem.we will enjoy every moment of it. well done n/a and all the team and of course the amazingly loyal fans that has stuck with the club during our league 1 days you are immense.im off to get well and trully p1ssed here in florida.hope theres the party of all partys in southampton tonight . enjoy..sha la la la la la la who the f@ck is laughing now.
saints i effin love you all , the saints back in the prem.we will enjoy every moment of it. well done n/a and all the team and of course the amazingly loyal fans that has stuck with the club during our league 1 days you are immense.im off to get well and trully p1ssed here in florida.hope theres the party of all partys in southampton tonight . enjoy..sha la la la la la la who the f@ck is laughing now. florida saint

3:22pm Sat 28 Apr 12

up saints says...

job done left it late but nice to do it in front of the home fans on the last day.so on that note a big thanks to pompey pill and whitesick for the last minute goal..congrats too all the team back room staff and the tea lady bless her.
job done left it late but nice to do it in front of the home fans on the last day.so on that note a big thanks to pompey pill and whitesick for the last minute goal..congrats too all the team back room staff and the tea lady bless her. up saints

3:25pm Sat 28 Apr 12

only1chopper says...

That one was for you Markus. Thank you to you and your family for saving our club and providing the backing we needed to achieve our aim, getting back to the premier league.
NA and NC, thank you for bringing in stability, belief and the players needed to reach our goal, back to back promotions.
You are all legends.
Thank you
That one was for you Markus. Thank you to you and your family for saving our club and providing the backing we needed to achieve our aim, getting back to the premier league. NA and NC, thank you for bringing in stability, belief and the players needed to reach our goal, back to back promotions. You are all legends. Thank you only1chopper

3:27pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Meribelsaint says...

Saint_rob wrote:
Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends.
Second that. Never been so proud to be a Saint.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Saint_rob[/bold] wrote: Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends.[/p][/quote]Second that. Never been so proud to be a Saint. COYR Meribelsaint

3:28pm Sat 28 Apr 12

syaphezulu(we r going up) says...

Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa
Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa syaphezulu(we r going up)

3:29pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Scunthorpe United says...

Very well done, Nigel and Andy, from a Scunthorpe fan in Newbury. You took us as far as you could and we knew that you would go on to better things. All the best in the Premiership!
Very well done, Nigel and Andy, from a Scunthorpe fan in Newbury. You took us as far as you could and we knew that you would go on to better things. All the best in the Premiership! Scunthorpe United

3:31pm Sat 28 Apr 12

milton road says...

We have shrewd owners. Turned the debt into shares. Saints have gained promotion, the club's value has just gone up considerably.
If the family approve it we have 90mil to invest. Southampton has suddenly become a very profitable investment.

Increased revenue this season at the gate.
Increased merchandise sales.
revenue from 10 live matches.

Fantastic training facilities.

The club is one of the strongest financially in the top flight. How many other clubs are clear of debt in the premiership?

We have a chairman and manager who will spend wisely.

Players we may have lost if promotion had not been won will now stay. That includes academy level.

Bless you Markus

Thank you Nicola and Nigel.

To all the supporters and players fantastic.

So wish i could of been there.
We have shrewd owners. Turned the debt into shares. Saints have gained promotion, the club's value has just gone up considerably. If the family approve it we have 90mil to invest. Southampton has suddenly become a very profitable investment. Increased revenue this season at the gate. Increased merchandise sales. revenue from 10 live matches. Fantastic training facilities. The club is one of the strongest financially in the top flight. How many other clubs are clear of debt in the premiership? We have a chairman and manager who will spend wisely. Players we may have lost if promotion had not been won will now stay. That includes academy level. Bless you Markus Thank you Nicola and Nigel. To all the supporters and players fantastic. So wish i could of been there. milton road

3:34pm Sat 28 Apr 12

mattletisser is god says...

I think Nigel was probably our best buy of the last 2 years
I think Nigel was probably our best buy of the last 2 years mattletisser is god

3:35pm Sat 28 Apr 12

SaintClements says...

milton road wrote:
We have shrewd owners. Turned the debt into shares. Saints have gained promotion, the club's value has just gone up considerably.
If the family approve it we have 90mil to invest. Southampton has suddenly become a very profitable investment.

Increased revenue this season at the gate.
Increased merchandise sales.
revenue from 10 live matches.

Fantastic training facilities.

The club is one of the strongest financially in the top flight. How many other clubs are clear of debt in the premiership?

We have a chairman and manager who will spend wisely.

Players we may have lost if promotion had not been won will now stay. That includes academy level.

Bless you Markus

Thank you Nicola and Nigel.

To all the supporters and players fantastic.

So wish i could of been there.
Couldn't have put it any better.

We've played beautiful football all season.

Never been so proud in all my 30 years as a Saints fan.

Nuff said.
[quote][p][bold]milton road[/bold] wrote: We have shrewd owners. Turned the debt into shares. Saints have gained promotion, the club's value has just gone up considerably. If the family approve it we have 90mil to invest. Southampton has suddenly become a very profitable investment. Increased revenue this season at the gate. Increased merchandise sales. revenue from 10 live matches. Fantastic training facilities. The club is one of the strongest financially in the top flight. How many other clubs are clear of debt in the premiership? We have a chairman and manager who will spend wisely. Players we may have lost if promotion had not been won will now stay. That includes academy level. Bless you Markus Thank you Nicola and Nigel. To all the supporters and players fantastic. So wish i could of been there.[/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it any better. We've played beautiful football all season. Never been so proud in all my 30 years as a Saints fan. Nuff said. SaintClements

3:40pm Sat 28 Apr 12

olddellsaint says...

What can I say apart from everybody at Southampton FC a very big Thank You and of course all the fans.

'WE ARE BACK IN THE PREMIERSHIP' YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
SSSSSSSSSSSSS
What can I say apart from everybody at Southampton FC a very big Thank You and of course all the fans. 'WE ARE BACK IN THE PREMIERSHIP' YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSS olddellsaint

3:46pm Sat 28 Apr 12

stormus troupias the 1st says...

syaphezulu(we r going up) wrote:
Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa
when i read posts like yours i feel so proud to be a saints fan
[quote][p][bold]syaphezulu(we r going up)[/bold] wrote: Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa[/p][/quote]when i read posts like yours i feel so proud to be a saints fan stormus troupias the 1st

3:51pm Sat 28 Apr 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

RedArmy1,

This is for you.
You deserve a medal today.
Your faith and determination all year has been truly fantastic.
I am proud to support such a fantastic team.
Next season cannot come too soon.
Keep up this for next year.

PRIDE PASSION

PREMIER FOOTBALL TEAM

COYR.
RedArmy1, This is for you. You deserve a medal today. Your faith and determination all year has been truly fantastic. I am proud to support such a fantastic team. Next season cannot come too soon. Keep up this for next year. PRIDE PASSION PREMIER FOOTBALL TEAM COYR. SFCOLDBOY

3:51pm Sat 28 Apr 12

up saints says...

just thought i would be first to mention the word hooper.seriously well earned rest.less haste more speed and think we will be canny and pick up the jos and lee of this world.
just thought i would be first to mention the word hooper.seriously well earned rest.less haste more speed and think we will be canny and pick up the jos and lee of this world. up saints

3:53pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Dublincharlie says...

Awesome, chuffed as a proverbial, now let's tear up the premier league.
Awesome, chuffed as a proverbial, now let's tear up the premier league. Dublincharlie

4:07pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Glasgow Saint
Congratulations Nigel you have done what Ted and Laurie did, but I believe you are going to take us further. A few additions for next season . Prehaps we can have a look at Victor Moses he is not going to sign a new contract at Wigan. Already scored two goals already to day.

I big thank you to Adam Morgan and Kelvin for staying loyal to the Saints. Lambo and Adam for England. Its good to be back where we belong .
Glasgow Saint Congratulations Nigel you have done what Ted and Laurie did, but I believe you are going to take us further. A few additions for next season . Prehaps we can have a look at Victor Moses he is not going to sign a new contract at Wigan. Already scored two goals already to day. I big thank you to Adam Morgan and Kelvin for staying loyal to the Saints. Lambo and Adam for England. Its good to be back where we belong . Ashley Charles Pragnell

4:08pm Sat 28 Apr 12

McBendy in Scotland says...

Whooooooooooooo! Made up like u wouldn't believe!
Whooooooooooooo! Made up like u wouldn't believe! McBendy in Scotland

4:09pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Rocket 1 says...

Saints forever Popping Bubbles, Pretty Bubbles In the Air, They fly so high they reach the Sky and just like West Ham They fade and Die. Enough Said, well done Saints, Pride of the South
Saints forever Popping Bubbles, Pretty Bubbles In the Air, They fly so high they reach the Sky and just like West Ham They fade and Die. Enough Said, well done Saints, Pride of the South Rocket 1

4:16pm Sat 28 Apr 12

gordongull says...

Congratulations on your return to the top flight, you've been awesome this season.
The fixture list will be released on June 18th, for anyone who still can't believe it.

UTA COYR!!!!
Congratulations on your return to the top flight, you've been awesome this season. The fixture list will be released on June 18th, for anyone who still can't believe it. UTA COYR!!!! gordongull

4:25pm Sat 28 Apr 12

tugboat says...

Trying to type through tears to be honest,thanks to Redarmy1,strazzie,he
dge end bob,seed,slugger ,bad bill,puppy,yorkie,an
gusmecoatup ,tirau dan and others who without their positivity,this forum would have been like picking spuds on a rainy afternoon.See you all next season and beyond......never give up.
Nigel Adkins-GENIUS,its been emotional.
Trying to type through tears to be honest,thanks to Redarmy1,strazzie,he dge end bob,seed,slugger ,bad bill,puppy,yorkie,an gusmecoatup ,tirau dan and others who without their positivity,this forum would have been like picking spuds on a rainy afternoon.See you all next season and beyond......never give up. Nigel Adkins-GENIUS,its been emotional. tugboat

4:26pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Gibseagull says...

Congratulations Saints - you really deserve it and should've been promoted as champions - good luck in the Premiership
Congratulations Saints - you really deserve it and should've been promoted as champions - good luck in the Premiership Gibseagull

4:27pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Medway Saint says...

All of a sudden, I find myself interested in the premiership relegation battle - only those who escape the drop, of course!
All of a sudden, I find myself interested in the premiership relegation battle - only those who escape the drop, of course! Medway Saint

4:54pm Sat 28 Apr 12

milton road says...

Its good to see Gull fans on here wishing us well. Hopefully their turn next season.
For the first time in a long while there are 3 strong clubs in the south Saints, Royals and Gulls.
The Premiership is a mountain to climb but in NC NA we trust
Its good to see Gull fans on here wishing us well. Hopefully their turn next season. For the first time in a long while there are 3 strong clubs in the south Saints, Royals and Gulls. The Premiership is a mountain to climb but in NC NA we trust milton road

5:06pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Alicesdad says...

Nigel has carved out his place in Saints history. I now look forward to him taking on the big boys at their own game.

I look forward to BEING one of the biggest teams in the premiership.

What a wonderful day !!!

I'm singing in the rain !!!!!!!!!!
Nigel has carved out his place in Saints history. I now look forward to him taking on the big boys at their own game. I look forward to BEING one of the biggest teams in the premiership. What a wonderful day !!! I'm singing in the rain !!!!!!!!!! Alicesdad

5:07pm Sat 28 Apr 12

magnette says...

Second last year, second this year, I said all along Adkins was a second rate manager!
:-)
Second last year, second this year, I said all along Adkins was a second rate manager! :-) magnette

5:15pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Confucious says...

So that was the Championship - just passing through!
So that was the Championship - just passing through! Confucious

5:20pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Confucious says...

syaphezulu(we r going up) wrote:
Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa
Usuthu!
[quote][p][bold]syaphezulu(we r going up)[/bold] wrote: Congratulation from the South Southampton Zulu fan in South africa[/p][/quote]Usuthu! Confucious

5:26pm Sat 28 Apr 12

SaintMax says...

Thankyou Markus, thankyou Nicola!
Thankyou Markus, thankyou Nicola! SaintMax

5:28pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

Magnette must be a Skate. sour grapes one thinks. Adkins is a legend along with Ted and Laurie. You bunch of has beens are going out of business, due to living beyond your means. We are the Mighty Saints and pompey will making history for going into liquidation. We play good football, we have a Fifa five star rated stadium superb training facilities and pompy play in dump of a ground and have to train in Eastleigh. Who's laughing now pompy phil can go and hide under his stone, press box teaboy has been made redundant and whitelines is banned. Today we are celebrating and in Nigel and Nicola we trust to take us to the next stage in our journey.
Magnette must be a Skate. sour grapes one thinks. Adkins is a legend along with Ted and Laurie. You bunch of has beens are going out of business, due to living beyond your means. We are the Mighty Saints and pompey will making history for going into liquidation. We play good football, we have a Fifa five star rated stadium superb training facilities and pompy play in dump of a ground and have to train in Eastleigh. Who's laughing now pompy phil can go and hide under his stone, press box teaboy has been made redundant and whitelines is banned. Today we are celebrating and in Nigel and Nicola we trust to take us to the next stage in our journey. Ashley Charles Pragnell

5:30pm Sat 28 Apr 12

JohnItaly says...

A big well done to the team and entire staff on a second promotion. It is very comforting to hear various commentators stating what an excellent set-up the club has and is clearly in an excellent position to establish themselves in the Premiership. Going to be a second interesting summer keeping a weather eye on all the rumours. Love it!! A big thank-you to the Leibherr family and to NC in particular for acting in a thoroughly professional manner throughout his tenure which is a lesson a lot of club chairmen could, and should, learn from.
A big well done to the team and entire staff on a second promotion. It is very comforting to hear various commentators stating what an excellent set-up the club has and is clearly in an excellent position to establish themselves in the Premiership. Going to be a second interesting summer keeping a weather eye on all the rumours. Love it!! A big thank-you to the Leibherr family and to NC in particular for acting in a thoroughly professional manner throughout his tenure which is a lesson a lot of club chairmen could, and should, learn from. JohnItaly

5:30pm Sat 28 Apr 12

JohnItaly says...

A big well done to the team and entire staff on a second promotion. It is very comforting to hear various commentators stating what an excellent set-up the club has and is clearly in an excellent position to establish themselves in the Premiership. Going to be a second interesting summer keeping a weather eye on all the rumours. Love it!! A big thank-you to the Leibherr family and to NC in particular for acting in a thoroughly professional manner throughout his tenure which is a lesson a lot of club chairmen could, and should, learn from.
A big well done to the team and entire staff on a second promotion. It is very comforting to hear various commentators stating what an excellent set-up the club has and is clearly in an excellent position to establish themselves in the Premiership. Going to be a second interesting summer keeping a weather eye on all the rumours. Love it!! A big thank-you to the Leibherr family and to NC in particular for acting in a thoroughly professional manner throughout his tenure which is a lesson a lot of club chairmen could, and should, learn from. JohnItaly

6:18pm Sat 28 Apr 12

City Saint says...

Nigel has taken a lot of stick this year for talking in sound bites and couches. But he never gets too down whem we lose, or too big when we win. He is honest about our deficincies when the crop up, and insists on pointing out four positives for each negative when going match reviews with he team. He took us through to wobbles this season, and put together our best start to a campaign ever, against all the odds as a newly promoted team. Nigel is a gentleman, and a world class manager. He was tearful in his motd interview. What a man, and a true saint. We're lucky to have him.
Nigel has taken a lot of stick this year for talking in sound bites and couches. But he never gets too down whem we lose, or too big when we win. He is honest about our deficincies when the crop up, and insists on pointing out four positives for each negative when going match reviews with he team. He took us through to wobbles this season, and put together our best start to a campaign ever, against all the odds as a newly promoted team. Nigel is a gentleman, and a world class manager. He was tearful in his motd interview. What a man, and a true saint. We're lucky to have him. City Saint

6:33pm Sat 28 Apr 12

prideofthesouth says...

Well done to Nigel,the players and all of us Saints fans.We have been in the top two all season and finished in style.Lets all have a great party tonight and paint the city RED AND WHITE.WE R PREMIER LEAGUE,WE R PREMIER LEAGUE.
Well done to Nigel,the players and all of us Saints fans.We have been in the top two all season and finished in style.Lets all have a great party tonight and paint the city RED AND WHITE.WE R PREMIER LEAGUE,WE R PREMIER LEAGUE. prideofthesouth

6:54pm Sat 28 Apr 12

St.David says...

Now it really begins. . . What a summer we will all have. Amazining day. . .fantasic year.. . We are gonna shake the premier league up from its core!!! What a great day and so on board with where NC and NA are taking us. . . Where we all want to be.v . WELL DONE to all. Happy Daze,,, COYRs
Now it really begins. . . What a summer we will all have. Amazining day. . .fantasic year.. . We are gonna shake the premier league up from its core!!! What a great day and so on board with where NC and NA are taking us. . . Where we all want to be.v . WELL DONE to all. Happy Daze,,, COYRs St.David

6:57pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Don222Aaa says...

First we were going to be relegated to league two, then we wouldnt go up from leaguer one, then the championship and now we are going to be relegated. Maybe if the blue few concentrated on their own club and their own sad little lives they might stand a chance !! Coyr
First we were going to be relegated to league two, then we wouldnt go up from leaguer one, then the championship and now we are going to be relegated. Maybe if the blue few concentrated on their own club and their own sad little lives they might stand a chance !! Coyr Don222Aaa

7:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

BRIAN from bartley says...

I left the ground in tears, well done to everyone at the Club, just a pity that Markus was not there to enjoy the Celebrations.

Thank you Nicola, from a Saints supporter for the last 68 years.
I left the ground in tears, well done to everyone at the Club, just a pity that Markus was not there to enjoy the Celebrations. Thank you Nicola, from a Saints supporter for the last 68 years. BRIAN from bartley

7:32pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Salar says...

Confucious wrote:
So that was the Championship - just passing through!
I have been on the bus since League 1, however I was not told that it was the Premiership Express. I believe the timetable mentioned a longer journey - some talk of 4 to 5 years - I must have read the wrong timetable!!
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: So that was the Championship - just passing through![/p][/quote]I have been on the bus since League 1, however I was not told that it was the Premiership Express. I believe the timetable mentioned a longer journey - some talk of 4 to 5 years - I must have read the wrong timetable!! Salar

8:37pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Drape says...

My first memory of Saints in promotion/relegation was losing to Bury in Div 2 to be demoted to Div 3 South. But then Ted Bates, Lawrie Mac, and now Nigel A whose achievement has been the best of all.
My first memory of Saints in promotion/relegation was losing to Bury in Div 2 to be demoted to Div 3 South. But then Ted Bates, Lawrie Mac, and now Nigel A whose achievement has been the best of all. Drape

9:05pm Sat 28 Apr 12

Andy_Germany says...

Congrats to all at the club for making thousands of fans soooooo happy.
Congrats to all at the club for making thousands of fans soooooo happy. Andy_Germany

9:14pm Sat 28 Apr 12

West Cork Saiint says...

From a proud saints fan in West Cork, Well done Nigel, well done lads. Markus was first on my mind at the final whistle. He would have been a happy man and every saints fan salutes him as we owe it all to him. Cheers big guy!
From a proud saints fan in West Cork, Well done Nigel, well done lads. Markus was first on my mind at the final whistle. He would have been a happy man and every saints fan salutes him as we owe it all to him. Cheers big guy! West Cork Saiint

9:34pm Sat 28 Apr 12

circa 66 saint says...

the team have done the biz and deserve all the accolades going. but i think the supporters also have played their part from the guy who has seen one game to the ones who would rather die than miss a game i salute each and every one of you.
the messages on this site are passionate and heartfelt proving football is a matter of life and death.
the team have done the biz and deserve all the accolades going. but i think the supporters also have played their part from the guy who has seen one game to the ones who would rather die than miss a game i salute each and every one of you. the messages on this site are passionate and heartfelt proving football is a matter of life and death. circa 66 saint

1:16pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Saint. says...

Saint_rob wrote:
Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends.
The only thing to add here is THANK YOU ALL THREE!!!

But really all day and most of the season I have been thinking of Markus! Our Saint up stairs!!! THANKS Markus!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Saint_rob[/bold] wrote: Markus Liebherr, Nicola & Nigel you are all legends.[/p][/quote]The only thing to add here is THANK YOU ALL THREE!!! But really all day and most of the season I have been thinking of Markus! Our Saint up stairs!!! THANKS Markus!!!! Saint.

8:21pm Sun 29 Apr 12

madmike says...

Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven.
Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven. madmike

8:21pm Sun 29 Apr 12

madmike says...

Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven.
Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven. madmike

8:21pm Sun 29 Apr 12

madmike says...

Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven.
Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven. madmike

8:21pm Sun 29 Apr 12

madmike says...

Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven.
Thanks Nigel you r one great manager. Thanks Nicola But mostly Thanks Markus.Without you we wouldn't be celebrating anything.A true Saint in heaven. madmike

8:59pm Sun 29 Apr 12

saintray says...

Well done Nigel,We couldnt have done it without a man like you to lead our Saints as you have done over the short period that you have been with this great club,all the best to you and all those backroom chaps for a job well done.
Well done Nigel,We couldnt have done it without a man like you to lead our Saints as you have done over the short period that you have been with this great club,all the best to you and all those backroom chaps for a job well done. saintray

11:40am Mon 30 Apr 12

lowe esteem says...

Ashley Charles Pragnell wrote:
Magnette must be a Skate. sour grapes one thinks. Adkins is a legend along with Ted and Laurie. You bunch of has beens are going out of business, due to living beyond your means. We are the Mighty Saints and pompey will making history for going into liquidation. We play good football, we have a Fifa five star rated stadium superb training facilities and pompy play in dump of a ground and have to train in Eastleigh. Who's laughing now pompy phil can go and hide under his stone, press box teaboy has been made redundant and whitelines is banned. Today we are celebrating and in Nigel and Nicola we trust to take us to the next stage in our journey.
It could be IRONY from West Ham or Scunthorpe.
Get back on theBus -Moving On Up.
[quote][p][bold]Ashley Charles Pragnell[/bold] wrote: Magnette must be a Skate. sour grapes one thinks. Adkins is a legend along with Ted and Laurie. You bunch of has beens are going out of business, due to living beyond your means. We are the Mighty Saints and pompey will making history for going into liquidation. We play good football, we have a Fifa five star rated stadium superb training facilities and pompy play in dump of a ground and have to train in Eastleigh. Who's laughing now pompy phil can go and hide under his stone, press box teaboy has been made redundant and whitelines is banned. Today we are celebrating and in Nigel and Nicola we trust to take us to the next stage in our journey.[/p][/quote]It could be IRONY from West Ham or Scunthorpe. Get back on theBus -Moving On Up. lowe esteem

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