Video: Southampton manager Nigel Adkins looking forward to Arsenal challenge

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

First published in Saints News

Nigel Adkins is relishing the prospect of facing Arsenal tomorrow at the Emirates Stadium.

The Saints' boss gave a press conference yesterday and you can see what he had to say about his side's build-up to the fixture.

Watch the video below:

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12:20pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Velleity says...

Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first. Velleity
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12:29pm Fri 14 Sep 12

insane saint says...

Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
well you are the only one now clear off.

he speaks well and all will be well.

together as one

the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]well you are the only one now clear off. he speaks well and all will be well. together as one the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white. COYR insane saint
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12:34pm Fri 14 Sep 12

stockysaint says...

insane saint wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
well you are the only one now clear off.

he speaks well and all will be well.

together as one

the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white.

COYR
well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it.

Have some faith and a bit more patience.

9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that!

COYRs
[quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]well you are the only one now clear off. he speaks well and all will be well. together as one the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white. COYR[/p][/quote]well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it. Have some faith and a bit more patience. 9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that! COYRs stockysaint
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12:51pm Fri 14 Sep 12

DisplacedFan says...

Hoping for at least a point, tomorrow. The way we have played so far, that's certainly reachable!
COYR.
Hoping for at least a point, tomorrow. The way we have played so far, that's certainly reachable! COYR. DisplacedFan
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1:02pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Don-Irelando says...

http://fourfourtwo.c
om/blogs/statszone/a
rchive/2012/09/14/la
llana-breaks-the-mou
ld-but-can-he-crack-
the-premier-league.a
spx

really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday.
http://fourfourtwo.c om/blogs/statszone/a rchive/2012/09/14/la llana-breaks-the-mou ld-but-can-he-crack- the-premier-league.a spx really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday. Don-Irelando
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1:03pm Fri 14 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

Need to find a decent pub to watch the cricket tomorrow in London. It appears West Ham are on the telly as well so that could be annoying.
Need to find a decent pub to watch the cricket tomorrow in London. It appears West Ham are on the telly as well so that could be annoying. SO50 Saint
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1:29pm Fri 14 Sep 12

St Retford says...

Don-Irelando wrote:
http://fourfourtwo.c

om/blogs/statszone/a

rchive/2012/09/14/la

llana-breaks-the-mou

ld-but-can-he-crack-

the-premier-league.a

spx

really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday.
I was just about to post the same link. Quality use of stats.
[quote][p][bold]Don-Irelando[/bold] wrote: http://fourfourtwo.c om/blogs/statszone/a rchive/2012/09/14/la llana-breaks-the-mou ld-but-can-he-crack- the-premier-league.a spx really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday.[/p][/quote]I was just about to post the same link. Quality use of stats. St Retford
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1:48pm Fri 14 Sep 12

seventh-junction says...

I wonder if the new signings will play a part at arse- n' all?
Can't wait to see Ramirez and Yoshida playing.
COYR FOADP WTFILN
I wonder if the new signings will play a part at arse- n' all? Can't wait to see Ramirez and Yoshida playing. COYR FOADP WTFILN seventh-junction
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2:50pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Scarborosaint says...

Talks a lot of sense, definitely the man for the job.
Think he will start with gaston , it's a free game no one is expecting us to get a result but 60 or 70 mins worth of a match winner may be enough . Arsenal have not been as dominant at home over the last 2 seasons but we must cut out the individual mistakes and defend better as a team .
The thing that is apparent in this squad is the team spirit is great and they all want to work for each other and the manager
Talks a lot of sense, definitely the man for the job. Think he will start with gaston , it's a free game no one is expecting us to get a result but 60 or 70 mins worth of a match winner may be enough . Arsenal have not been as dominant at home over the last 2 seasons but we must cut out the individual mistakes and defend better as a team . The thing that is apparent in this squad is the team spirit is great and they all want to work for each other and the manager Scarborosaint
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3:13pm Fri 14 Sep 12

saintsupnorth says...

As a Team we look stronger and determined as ever. The players are confident and have that fight to succeed. Thats mainly due to NA and the rest of the backroom staff keeping a positive attitude towards everything. If we had a manager who did nothing but rage and slag of his players like most managers, we would have a team that was lacking in that hunger and determination. So the only thing Negative in the team at the minute is stupid Fans been negative all the time, which makes the managers job a whole lot harder to keep morale up.
As a Team we look stronger and determined as ever. The players are confident and have that fight to succeed. Thats mainly due to NA and the rest of the backroom staff keeping a positive attitude towards everything. If we had a manager who did nothing but rage and slag of his players like most managers, we would have a team that was lacking in that hunger and determination. So the only thing Negative in the team at the minute is stupid Fans been negative all the time, which makes the managers job a whole lot harder to keep morale up. saintsupnorth
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3:15pm Fri 14 Sep 12

saintmicky says...

Don-Irelando wrote:
http://fourfourtwo.c

om/blogs/statszone/a

rchive/2012/09/14/la

llana-breaks-the-mou

ld-but-can-he-crack-

the-premier-league.a

spx

really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday.
Thanks for this link, superb to see this sort of analysis of a saints player. I would like to see the same for Lambert, or more importantly the interaction between the two, which seems to me to have been the secret to our success over the last two seasons.
[quote][p][bold]Don-Irelando[/bold] wrote: http://fourfourtwo.c om/blogs/statszone/a rchive/2012/09/14/la llana-breaks-the-mou ld-but-can-he-crack- the-premier-league.a spx really interesting article and something that I was getting at in the Luke Shaw forum yesterday.[/p][/quote]Thanks for this link, superb to see this sort of analysis of a saints player. I would like to see the same for Lambert, or more importantly the interaction between the two, which seems to me to have been the secret to our success over the last two seasons. saintmicky
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3:42pm Fri 14 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.
Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is. bigfella777
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3:46pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Confucious says...

I have a feeling tomorrow will go down as a very bad day at the Emirates - but we'll just have to move on.

And anyway, why should we care. We shouldn't let sympathy for the Arsenal fans ruin our victory celebration.
I have a feeling tomorrow will go down as a very bad day at the Emirates - but we'll just have to move on. And anyway, why should we care. We shouldn't let sympathy for the Arsenal fans ruin our victory celebration. Confucious
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3:58pm Fri 14 Sep 12

SO50 Saint says...

bigfella777 says...
3:42pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.”

I'm certainly looking forward to it almost as much as you would look forward to a trip to an all male brothel.

I reckon we have a decent chance of getting something there so try and keep up bigfella. Has your Uruguayan found anyone else to moan at as Nigel isn't in his league anymore?
bigfella777 says... 3:42pm Fri 14 Sep 12 Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.” I'm certainly looking forward to it almost as much as you would look forward to a trip to an all male brothel. I reckon we have a decent chance of getting something there so try and keep up bigfella. Has your Uruguayan found anyone else to moan at as Nigel isn't in his league anymore? SO50 Saint
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4:16pm Fri 14 Sep 12

St Retford says...

I like Arsene. There, I've said it.

I think tomorrow could be an absolute humdinger between the finest two pure footballing sides in the country. But the thing we've got that they haven't is Rickie Lambert. He'll be the difference.
I like Arsene. There, I've said it. I think tomorrow could be an absolute humdinger between the finest two pure footballing sides in the country. But the thing we've got that they haven't is Rickie Lambert. He'll be the difference. St Retford
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4:45pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Alicesdad says...

Wenger is a good manager. So is ADKINS and I predict we will win 3-0 tomorrow. Speculative estimate but we have the scoring power oif we can lock up at the back. Lambert is a key difference but I really want to see some new signings shine.

Bored now.
Wenger is a good manager. So is ADKINS and I predict we will win 3-0 tomorrow. Speculative estimate but we have the scoring power oif we can lock up at the back. Lambert is a key difference but I really want to see some new signings shine. Bored now. Alicesdad
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4:53pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Velleity says...

stockysaint wrote:
insane saint wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
well you are the only one now clear off.

he speaks well and all will be well.

together as one

the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white.

COYR
well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it.

Have some faith and a bit more patience.

9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that!

COYRs
I should have been clearer that I was speaking ironically. I'm one of his biggest defenders on here.

I also speak as a man with a bet that is a tiny bit too large for comfort (as all good bets should be) on Saints to be in the top ten by season's end. I firmly expect Nigel still to be at the helm, ready for an attack on a top eight finish in 2013/14.

My post was an attack on the doom-mongers who normally post on here. Be patient, they'll be along soon calling for his head.

V

PS. Thanks for reminding me of the odds for the game; I think there's value at 9/1, definitely.
[quote][p][bold]stockysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]well you are the only one now clear off. he speaks well and all will be well. together as one the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white. COYR[/p][/quote]well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it. Have some faith and a bit more patience. 9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that! COYRs[/p][/quote]I should have been clearer that I was speaking ironically. I'm one of his biggest defenders on here. I also speak as a man with a bet that is a tiny bit too large for comfort (as all good bets should be) on Saints to be in the top ten by season's end. I firmly expect Nigel still to be at the helm, ready for an attack on a top eight finish in 2013/14. My post was an attack on the doom-mongers who normally post on here. Be patient, they'll be along soon calling for his head. V PS. Thanks for reminding me of the odds for the game; I think there's value at 9/1, definitely. Velleity
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4:54pm Fri 14 Sep 12

St Retford says...

There's no way we'll spend 90 minutes at the Emirates and not concede. But I do think it's our turn to be on the right end of a 3-2.

(It's the new 3-1)
There's no way we'll spend 90 minutes at the Emirates and not concede. But I do think it's our turn to be on the right end of a 3-2. (It's the new 3-1) St Retford
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4:55pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Block 34 says...

3-0 would be nice, but I'll be happy with a point!
Our season starts against Villa
3-0 would be nice, but I'll be happy with a point! Our season starts against Villa Block 34
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4:56pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Velleity says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.
As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.[/p][/quote]As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site? Velleity
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5:24pm Fri 14 Sep 12

fritzer says...

Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
Velleity ! Go and get stuffed you sad freak.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]Velleity ! Go and get stuffed you sad freak. fritzer
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5:29pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Velleity says...

Not read my second post, I guess...
Not read my second post, I guess... Velleity
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6:06pm Fri 14 Sep 12

bigfella777 says...

Velleity wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.
As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site?
I think you like a bit of gentlemans relish you tool.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.[/p][/quote]As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site?[/p][/quote]I think you like a bit of gentlemans relish you tool. bigfella777
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6:16pm Fri 14 Sep 12

slugger says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Velleity wrote:
bigfella777 wrote: Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.
As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site?
I think you like a bit of gentlemans relish you tool.
that's a bit rich coming from a brighton fan .
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Well Im glad he is relishing it because nobody else is.[/p][/quote]As a non-supporter, why do you feel the need to comment on this site?[/p][/quote]I think you like a bit of gentlemans relish you tool.[/p][/quote]that's a bit rich coming from a brighton fan . slugger
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7:19pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Any thing than a 3-0 defeat will be good in my book!
Any thing than a 3-0 defeat will be good in my book! Fatty x Ford Worker
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7:39pm Fri 14 Sep 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
You say that you "just thought"! Novel for posters on here, irony is just alien to most so I guess you were wasting your time, as I know you better, I knew what you were getting at, but none of the blue phew were about to grasp the nettle.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]You say that you "just thought"! Novel for posters on here, irony is just alien to most so I guess you were wasting your time, as I know you better, I knew what you were getting at, but none of the blue phew were about to grasp the nettle. OSPREYSAINT
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8:21pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Confucious says...

Velleity wrote:
stockysaint wrote:
insane saint wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Adkins out!

Just thought I'd say it first.
well you are the only one now clear off.

he speaks well and all will be well.

together as one

the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white.

COYR
well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it.

Have some faith and a bit more patience.

9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that!

COYRs
I should have been clearer that I was speaking ironically. I'm one of his biggest defenders on here.

I also speak as a man with a bet that is a tiny bit too large for comfort (as all good bets should be) on Saints to be in the top ten by season's end. I firmly expect Nigel still to be at the helm, ready for an attack on a top eight finish in 2013/14.

My post was an attack on the doom-mongers who normally post on here. Be patient, they'll be along soon calling for his head.

V

PS. Thanks for reminding me of the odds for the game; I think there's value at 9/1, definitely.
No idea what irony is but agree with you.....

Say NO to negativity.

The only bet I'm putting on is that I can stop gambling.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stockysaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]insane saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Adkins out! Just thought I'd say it first.[/p][/quote]well you are the only one now clear off. he speaks well and all will be well. together as one the future is bright it is red and a small bit of white. COYR[/p][/quote]well said insane, Velleity look on you tube at Ramirez & Yoshida, when they are integrated into our team we'll be kickin' it. Have some faith and a bit more patience. 9/1 a win at the Emirates tomorrow, will have me some of that! COYRs[/p][/quote]I should have been clearer that I was speaking ironically. I'm one of his biggest defenders on here. I also speak as a man with a bet that is a tiny bit too large for comfort (as all good bets should be) on Saints to be in the top ten by season's end. I firmly expect Nigel still to be at the helm, ready for an attack on a top eight finish in 2013/14. My post was an attack on the doom-mongers who normally post on here. Be patient, they'll be along soon calling for his head. V PS. Thanks for reminding me of the odds for the game; I think there's value at 9/1, definitely.[/p][/quote]No idea what irony is but agree with you..... Say NO to negativity. The only bet I'm putting on is that I can stop gambling. Confucious
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8:51pm Fri 14 Sep 12

J.P.M says...

He does have a SAD face.

SFC SFC SFC
SFC SFC SFCeeeeeeEEEE
SFC SFC SFC
SFC!
He does have a SAD face. SFC SFC SFC SFC SFC SFCeeeeeeEEEE SFC SFC SFC SFC! J.P.M
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11:05pm Fri 14 Sep 12

SFCSaint says...

what kit are we in tomorrow?
what kit are we in tomorrow? SFCSaint
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11:27pm Fri 14 Sep 12

RedArmy1 says...

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

Nobody cares about wenger and what he has to say. we know he is frustrated by defensive teams that come to the emirates - the fact is he has won nothing for years and all his best players leave - what a joke !!

Tomorrow we head to north london to FIGHT AND WIN !!!

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY
WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. Nobody cares about wenger and what he has to say. we know he is frustrated by defensive teams that come to the emirates - the fact is he has won nothing for years and all his best players leave - what a joke !! Tomorrow we head to north london to FIGHT AND WIN !!! RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY RedArmy1
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12:35pm Sat 15 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Nigel always talks a good match.lets hope the team he picks can play a good match and come home with at least one point but hopefully three.COME ON YOU SAINTS MAKE WALCOTT AND THE OX REGRET LEAVING ST MARY'S.
Nigel always talks a good match.lets hope the team he picks can play a good match and come home with at least one point but hopefully three.COME ON YOU SAINTS MAKE WALCOTT AND THE OX REGRET LEAVING ST MARY'S. CB FRY LIVES
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