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
"You've done too much, much too young..."
The words of one of my home city's favourite exports, and while references to current buns for tea and 'wearing caps' are not quite relevant the sooner then expected success of our club is now taking it's toll. It's becoming clear that we have been promoted beyond our current capability. Heroes from last year are now being seen as zeroes, they have become victims of their own success.
Updated 06-11-2012 at 12:34 PM by Colinjb
Ok, time for a bit of honesty. Who out of us would have taken a close entertaining game of football where Saints would emerge with a large amount of credit last sunday? Just so long we avoided a hiding we could have held our heads high, right?
Indeed, we didn't get battered by Manchester United, we were a 37 year old former retiree away from at least getting a point. Paul Scholes was the fulcrum of Manchester United's comeback and it was dissapointing to see that tactically, we didn't