In a world of social media and globalisation, every day seems to be a ‘National *insert thing here* Day’, and yesterday was no exception with it being ‘National Poetry Day.’
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) October 3, 2019
You might think that something has obscure as poetry might have nothing to do with football let alone Southampton, yet that is where former manager Nigel Adkins comes in, who once concluded an interview with BBC Sport with a rendition of ‘The Man in the Glass’ by Dale Wimbrow.
With it being ‘National Poetry Day’, Southampton fans used the link between the occasion and their former manager to celebrate the day on social media.
Here is what some Saints fans had to say on Twitter…
My love for this man will never diminish #SaintsFC
— Brian Murphy (@spudgun68) October 3, 2019
— Jacob Giddings (@JakeGiddings) October 3, 2019
— Saints Marching (@SaintsMarching_) October 3, 2019
— Alan Hankin (@hanks12) October 3, 2019
Some Southampton fans, though, enjoyed it a bit too much…
— The Midfield General (@m_fieldgeneral) October 3, 2019
Get on the bus!
— SJW (@sjw_saints) October 3, 2019
The end quote ‘Be true to yourself’ reminded me so much of @DAVlDBRENT
— Paul Oliver (@ollmeister) October 3, 2019
— Marlon (@marz194_2) October 3, 2019
Adkins is one of the most beloved managers in the history of Southampton FC after the former Scunthorpe United boss took the Saints from League One to the Premier League.