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  1. Josť Miguel da Rocha Fonte

    The New Den, Millwall. January 16th, 2010.

    A late-late goal by Liam Trotter deprived Saints of a last minute victory. The equaliser in injury time coming only 30 seconds after Rickie Lambert had put us ahead, a bitter blow in our efforts to chase down a place in the play-offs after overcoming a 10 point deduction in our first season in league one. Another few points lost in the grind of this ugly division, an introduction to life at Saints for three debutants, Jon Otsemobor, Dan ...

    Updated 15-07-2016 at 07:04 PM by Colinjb

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  2. Fury

    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
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    Updated 20-01-2013 at 07:43 PM by Colinjb

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    Saints , The Boardroom
  3. Calculated Risk?

    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

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    Saints , Transfers , The Boardroom
  4. The Rascal

    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

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  5. Heroes and Zeroes

    "You've done too much, much too young..."

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    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.
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    Updated 06-11-2012 at 12:34 PM by Colinjb

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