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Jordan and Adams on winning the cup

Jordan and Adams on winning the cup

The reactions from those within the club are now drawing to a close with two of the most influential and important members of the clubs set up, coaches Joe Jordan and Tony Adams who also spoke to sky sports.

Jordan believes that we did enough to warrant the special cup win, which took some time to sink in: 'I think it's just sinking in, I think even for players as experienced as Kanu, to win the FA Cup is something special.

'I think the boys are savouring every moment, there was a lot of pressure to win it and it was a very tough game.

'They (Cardiff) had a lot of possession but the resilience and experience of the players was there, the likes of Sol Campbell and David James, and for the majority of the game I thought we played well.

'We lived through some nerve racking moments, but we got there in the end.'

The cup win of course brings with it a place in the uefa cup, and although he admitted we could have done this through the league, getting in whatever way means we have something even more special to look forward to next season: 'what a bonus. We thought we could get in through our league position but slipped up. It's special, there's nothing like playing in Europe.'

Adams was delighted for Harry Redknapp, as the cup win was a fitting way to end what has been a difficult season for him for varying reasons throughout: 'I'm delighted that he's got a lovely trophy on the side, because your problems are made a lot better with a medal around your neck.

He is also hoping that this can help to raise the profile that English coaches have abroad, which he thinks is very poor, so asked if it would he said: 'absolutely, our reputation in Europe is very poor.

'But the more times we win the FA Cup and get some jobs with some big clubs, then hopefully they'll be a few more English coaches in the future.'

Both Jordan and Adams have played a huge part in our season, and indeed the past few years... hopefully long may it continue, although Adams could perhaps be on his way this summer?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday May 19 2008
Time: 2:00PM

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It's good that Adam's is speaking out now I was a bit concerned as he appeared a little tipsy when being interviewed on sky sports and I don't recall seeing him at the victory parade. I feared the worst and that he'd ended up in rehab or something. I guess it was just the exuberance of the occasion which affected his interview.
stooH
19/05/2008 14:20:00
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i didnt notice that, i just thought Adams was aa bit oo intrespective for a parade like that, you know the clever side to balance the slightly dumb Herman effect
russellm
19/05/2008 15:22:00
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Herman, he's craaaazy man. I was waiting for him to chuck someone off the stage into the crowd! :-)
stooH
19/05/2008 15:32:00
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Lets hope they both stay for the European tour!
sneakay
19/05/2008 17:09:00
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Tony Adams is still waiting for the club to offer him something just seen him at the kanu game saying this, surely a matter of time.
pompeyyong
19/05/2008 21:07:00
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It never occurred to me I didn't see him at the parade - how can I have forgotten him! I hope he is OK, must be difficult having all that champers and beer flying around at a time like that. I hope he does stay, but if he does get a good offer, he'd have to go for it.
tracyc
19/05/2008 21:57:00
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