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Southampton - A new British rising

Started on 11 May 2013 by Joe / First Post
Latest Reply on 11 May 2013 by Jer / Last Post
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The Saints have a had a torrid time since their promotion, with constant issues about manager Nigel Adkins' future in doubt. He has finally, however, left the club.

Adkins, 47, took the club from League One to the Premier League with successive promotions. Dowley, 25, will take charge for Southampton's first friendly game in a few days time.

The Londoner left his job of managing a local club in Barnes, South London, and will lead training for the first time today. Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese said in a statement: "This decision has been made with the long-term ambitions of Southampton Football Club in mind. Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the club to progress and achieve our long-term targets a change was needed.

"Joe, while unknown, is a well-respected coach with youngster Luke Shaw of substantial quality who has gained a reputation with us as an astute tactician and excellent man manager. I have every confidence that he will inspire our talented squad of players to perform at the highest possible level."

Adkins' Southampton Record

  • Played: 124
  • Won: 67
  • Drawn: 25
  • Lost: 32
Good luck Joe, let's see how this is different to mine ;)
Great start Joe! :D

EDIT: Adkins should have stayed to win 2 more games... just for the laughs ;)
2013-05-11 14:46#99694 Louis O. : Good luck Joe, let's see how this is different to mine ;)

Thanks mate ;)

2013-05-11 14:47#99698 Glenn T : Great start Joe! :D

EDIT: Adkins should have stayed to win 2 more games... just for the laughs ;)

Oh Glenn :D
Quality editing there mate. xD Good luck.
2013-05-11 15:21#99721 Toon : Quality editing there mate. xD Good luck.

Hhah cheers mate :D
Great start - I hope you stick with this story! :D
2013-05-11 16:06#99757 BFC_Michael : Great start - I hope you stick with this story! :D

Thanks mate....I struggle with that second part :P


17th July-11th August: Pre-Season



We had a very large pre-season, to help with the new tactics and training schedules that I was trying to bring to the club, playing a lot of fairly difficult teams in and around mainly France and England. We had a slight blip for a few games in the middle of the off-season, but it was a fairly good pre-season in general. We picked up some decent wins, and some of our losses, however, were because of players being rested.

We prepare for the new season with upcoming league and Capital One Cup games. These will be against West Brom (H), Everton (A) and in the Capital One Cup against Leeds (H).

Transfer update will be coming soon.


July-August 2012: Transfers


Players IN



Michy Batshuayi - £5.5M from Standard


Lucas Digne - Loan from LOSC Lille

Players OUT




August 2012: Results



League Table - 28th August 2012



Upcoming Matches


Wigan (A)
Chelsea (H)
Stoke (H)
Reading (A)
Sunderland (H)
Manchester City (A)
Aston Villa (A)
Not a bad position and well done for destroying the Leeds scum!
2013-05-11 17:42#99799 Toon : Not a bad position and well done for destroying the Leeds scum!

Cheers mate ;)
Some very nice results mate, I'm glad to see that you are destroying L'pool in the table! :)
Great results mate!

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