It is not everyday that a character as important as Sir Alex Ferguson retires, his impact on Manchester United, turning them from a faded dinosaur into arguably the biggest brand in world football is astonishing. The legacy he leaves is massive and in part due to his sheer longevity as Manchester United manager means that there will be a fair amount of shared history with any club who has played in the top flight in that time.
The following list is mainly personal memories of games
Updated 11-05-2013 at 04:31 PM by Colinjb
This script was waiting to be written from the moment Nigel Adkins was cruelly relieved of his duties by Nicola Cortese back in January. The fan-favourite manager, defecting to our main rivals from last season after his sacking and his first home game in charge coming against the club that rewarded him so poorly for the success he brought them.
Guess who's playing host this weekend.....
Nigel Adkins is not a perfect manager, some
Updated 03-04-2013 at 09:54 PM by Colinjb
A few days have passed now since the event, and I have mellowed since the fallout of Friday. This blog will not be deleted though as it should remain as a record of reaction to one of the most controversial events of this season.
Nigel Adkins has been sacked, the man who helped us to back to back promotions, the man who gave me some of my best memories as a Saints fan has gone. Only 2 defeats in 12 games, laying 15th in the league. He has been sacked.
Apparently the new
Updated 20-01-2013 at 07:43 PM by Colinjb
Under the ownership of the estate of Markus Leibherr and leadership of Nicola Cortese Saints have certainly not been afraid to throw the pennies around. Signing Rickie Lambert for £1 million mere months after coming out of administration raised many eyebrows. Gazzumping clubs for Jack Cork on re-entry to the championship raised a similar reaction in many quarters. Our Premier League status has now raised the bar further. £7 million for Jay Rodriguez, £12 million for Uruguayan International Gaston
Updated 07-01-2013 at 06:01 PM by Colinjb
An odd figure, one time outcast, one time hero. A man who brings at one time derision and confusion and another time respect and plaudits. An unexpected talisman in our season is Jason Puncheon, something that pundits predicted before the season but many long time Saints considered highly unlikely.
In January 2010 we first signed Punch. After a star turn for the away side in Franchise FC's 3-0 defeat at St Mary's in September 2009 he evidently caught the attention of then-manager Alan
Updated 14-12-2012 at 10:41 PM by Colinjb