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Saints Will Be Derided By Many

How can anybody that purports to always release news about the club after decisions have been made, and the deed has been done, allow our former manager to learn his fate that way?

The fact that Nigel Adkins may have known or suspected that it could have been coming at any time for a few weeks, is no excuse. The simple fact is that it is still a terrible way to find out.

Nigel has always appeared to be an honorable man and one that has done an exceptional job for his employers. He was liked by his players and the fans loved him.

I am sorry and slightly embaressed right now with the manner of our Nigel's dismissal. It could and should have been done in a much less surgical style.

If as has been suggested Nicola Cortese wanted a more experienced manager, why on earth did he go for one with a good deal less? Not just that but one that did not have particularly high qualifications.

It has been said that serious negotiations with Pochettino were underway before Southampton`s draw at Chelsea. That he was waiting in the wings as he had already been offered the job by then. Whether true or not it certainly looks that way.

Only time will tell whether this move will prove to be successful, but it will not remove the bad taste that is left by the show of contempt illustrated by our club chairman.

As for Nigel. His future will hopefully be good. In fact rumours abound that Blackpool are interested in talking to him about their managerial position.
One thing I feel is that whenever Nigel visit's St Mary's with another club he will receive a warm welcome.



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Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Saturday January 19 2013
Time: 12:07AM

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Footbal is a nice game! But we all know for too long now that many of those involved in the game are "NOT SO NICE"! From a Thuggish fan to a "Dont give a damn owner!
cannonball
19/01/2013 00:49:00
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Villa fan here - in his press conference today, Pochettino was quoted as saying that he had been researching Southampton for "several weeks". It sounds as though Adkins' days were numbered weeks before Christmas. I like you guys as a club, and I was happy when you were promoted - it's a shame your chairman is an idiot.
monsters
19/01/2013 00:54:00
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I thought that Nicola was the bees knees. Nothing he did was done unless in the best interests of the club. When he sacked Pardew we were shocked but accepted it because the club seemed a better place with Nigel on board. We even grew to love the many eccentricities. Today I am not so sure. I am praying that yet another stunt which appears idiotic ,maybe dictatorial, will be proven to be in our best interests long term, as I have begun to have my doubts.
SFC Forever
19/01/2013 09:58:00
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Nicola has made mistakes but not often. The new man appears to have been lined up for a while so hopefully this will prove to be a good move though done in a better way would have been nice.
stellarnw
19/01/2013 13:26:00
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I will add that derision may be transferred to wonder if this move proves as successful as the last one.
stellarnw
19/01/2013 13:28:00
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That is always a possibility but not sure what went on behind the scenes to facillitate this move. As you say it could be us having the last laugh.
SFC Forever
19/01/2013 14:56:00
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