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Adkins Delighted To Go Four Unbeaten

Adkins Delighted To Go Four Unbeaten

Nigel Adkins was delighted to us take all three points against Aston Villa today, keep a cleansheet and extend our unbeaten run to four games in the league.

Speaking to saintsfc following the game, the gaffer said.

'It was a good three points. We kept a cleansheet which was pleasing and I thought we could've been out of sight in the first half. In the second half we have to give credit to Aston Villa because they came at us very strong, but we weathered the storm. We're improving all the time. We knew it was going to be tough, but we showed great character and got off to a good start with a lot of sustained pressure.'

The controversial element of the game came with our winner from the penalty spot, but Adkins was pleased to see 'luck' go with us for a change, even though it wasn't a penalty.

'The referee has had some interesting decisions to make across the course of the game. I thin we could have had seven or eight penalties this year, so they say it evens itself out. I have just looked at it, I don't know which one he has given it for because I think he has talked of giving it for the first challenge, which is not. The second one is obviously with Jay and for me there is no contact of the player. He has given it, and Rickie put it away fantastically well.'

As for Luke Shaw's injury, Adkins added.

'It's a nasty gashed knee that he has got at this moment in time, so he will be assessed.'

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Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Saturday January 12 2013
Time: 8:43PM

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I hope that Luke is not going to miss many games though Chelsea may come too soon for him.
12/01/2013 21:24:00
Just pleased to get three points. Not how we like but hey it is three points.
12/01/2013 21:32:00
Thought there'd be more goals than that. Nice to see us moving up the table though, get some breathing room.
Vital Saint
12/01/2013 21:50:00
Needed to with the games to come. Chelsea away next.
13/01/2013 10:24:00
Dissembling and nonsense from your manager. Rodriguez is a another stinking cheat, and all the more so as he blatantly lied to his fellow players when he had just done so with his innocent look and his "I didn't dive" bleating. And for your manager to suggest 'things even themselves out' does not address the issue, and is a cowardly response. Quite a roll call now of stinking cheats in the Premier League. P'raps you'll all react a bit more honestly when you are on the receiving end. And for the record, I ain't a Villa supporter, and my club has at least one stinking cheat, and he came from your club, coincidentally.
13/01/2013 23:49:00
OTT! Seen in slow motion it seems worse but every club now seems to have these players. Nobody mentions the dangerous above the knee tackle on Ramirez which should have been a red card. If you want to slag someone off be brave enough to name your team.
14/01/2013 00:07:00
I will add that we have suffered where penalties have been given against us in similar instances. Spurs are not short of divers and that it is not just Bale that has done it at yours. I will agree that this needs to be stopped but you should be going for the rule makers
14/01/2013 00:19:00
Well done. You got the right team. Slow motion, fast motion, stop frame animation, CGI? No-one touched him, whatever the speed, and you cannot dress that up. And, because he may have been tackled badly does not give him a get out of jail card to cheat. Other instances of injustices similarly does not mean condoning cheating. Two wrongs etc. This isn't directed solely at your club, but I thought Rodriguez's actions yesterday despicable. Defoe and Bale are culprits too. I am glad you agree it should be stopped, but the sanctions are already there. It is not the refs fault if they are conned. Players are cheating, and their managers are complicit. Neither appears concerned. Football is amoral, and there is no shame. Eventually it will kill the game. Either players start acting honestly, or introduce retrospective punishment and lengthy bans. Remember, in golf if you cheat, you're banned for life.
14/01/2013 00:46:00
I can go along with your answer but feel that technology usage would also solve the problem straight away. Retrospective bans is a double edged sword. If you lost Bale and Defoe for a couple of games retrospectively, other teams might benefit from your lost players availability other than possibly your own team. Teams that play you could by beating a weakened side affect the places of other sides. Yes players should pay but during games not at a later date.
SFC Forever
14/01/2013 01:17:00
Jesus you got a nerve. Spurs have two of the worst divers and this was Jay's first for us. If you got such a problem with divers why aint ya having a right dig at your own players. Jeez.
14/01/2013 08:05:00
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