Sunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Sunderland were roundly humiliated on the weekend as 2500 fans made the 750 mile journey to Southampton. Those hardy North-East supporters saw their side pummelled 8-0 as manager Gus Poyet called it the “most embarrassing” of his career. Now BBC Sport report that Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who picked the ball out of his net a staggering 8 times, wants …

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Gareth ThomasSunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Southampton duo pick up awards

Southampton duo, Ronald Roeman and Graziano Pelle have both won Premier League awards for their impressive form this month for the Saints. Koeman picked up the coveted “Manager of the Month” award, after pipping Nigel Pearson, Neil Warnock and Jose Mourinho to the post. With 3 wins out of 3 against Newcastle, Swansea and QPR; Southampton are sitting in second …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton duo pick up awards

Liverpool update – Injured Lovren leaves Croatia

Liverpool fans will be worrying this afternoon after it was confirmed that their defender Dejan Lovren has left the Croatia international squad due to injury. BBC Sport report that Lovren will return to Anfield to have his abdominal problem assessed by the Liverpool club doctors. Dejan Lovren, 25-years-old, joined Liverpool this summer from Premier League side Southampton for £20m. He had …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Injured Lovren leaves Croatia

Tottenham update – Spurs target “treated like cattle”, plus exciting winger linked

Tottenham Hotspur are could’ve been said to have suffered a tough start to their Premier League season. However, as Mauricio Pochettino sends his internationals away for their fixtures he can reflect that his side sit proudly above Liverpool and North-London rivals Arsenal. Tottenham struggled early on and were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool at the end of August and then threw …

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Gareth ThomasTottenham update – Spurs target “treated like cattle”, plus exciting winger linked

Nathaniel Clyne intends to be an England regular

Southampton full back, Nathaniel Clyne has earned his first call up to the England senior squad after impressing for the Saints this season. However, Clyne is not ready to rest on his laurels and is prepared to fight for his place as a starter for the Three Lions. Speaking to Sky Sports, Clyne said, “I need to go there and the …

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Oliver BainesNathaniel Clyne intends to be an England regular
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From League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

“It’s a dream come true” – the words of £25m midfielder, Adam Lallana on playing in the Champions League. Lallana moved to Liverpool this summer, after moving away from boy-hood club Southampton. A team where Lallana played his way up through the ranks of youth football before making his bow in the first team. Lallana experienced promotion and relegation at …

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Oliver BainesFrom League One to the Champions League – Adam Lallana

Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Oliver BainesRyan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

Villa, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

Premier League trio, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are all ready to pounce for Manchester United winger, Ashley Young in the summer according to the Express. Young has been on the books at United for 3 years after joining from Aston Villa in 2011. The winger is however now deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking …

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Oliver BainesVilla, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

Capital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

Last night saw the Third Round of the Capital One Cup take place across the country with a number of high profile clashes and a few upsets too! Liverpool faced Middlesborough at Anfield, Arsenal hosted Southampton, Everton travelled to Swansea whilst Fulham and Cardiff continued their manager-less periods. Here is the best of last night’s action with a quick look …

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Gareth ThomasCapital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

Should this Southampton defender play for England?

Southampton right-back, Nathaniel Clyne has been subject to speculation that he should be in and amongst Roy Hodgson’s England team. Saints boss, Ronald Koeman has also insisted that Clyne should be considered for the senior side. The 23-year-old defender scored Southampton’s second in their 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup, with a sublime 35-yard strike. “I think he’s ready to …

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Oliver BainesShould this Southampton defender play for England?

Southampton starlet out for 10 weeks

Southampton starlet, James Ward-Prowse is set to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks after suffering a fractured foot in the second half of Saturday’s win against Swansea. Ward-Prowse who has played in every game for the Saints this year has been touted with a big future ahead of him. Currently on the books with the England U21’s and impressing …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton starlet out for 10 weeks

Manchester City begin hunt for Southampton pair

Manchester City are beginning to look at Southampton pair Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse as potential James Milner replacements. The Daily Star believe this is the case because 28-year-old Milner is stalling on a new contract. James Milner is valued by Manchester City at around £15m but an club will feel confident they could get him for a significantly reduced …

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Gareth ThomasManchester City begin hunt for Southampton pair

Stoke City goalkeeper makes it into the Guinness Book of Records

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the “longest goal scored in football”. In November, 2013, Begovic scored after just 13 seconds from a goal kick which caught the wind on a blustery afternoon. The goal has now been credited as the longest goal in football and is now an official record. …

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Oliver BainesStoke City goalkeeper makes it into the Guinness Book of Records

5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

Transfer Deadline Day is always a media sensation with deals ongoing throughout the day; with the constant 24 hour coverage, fans are never going to miss a thing. However, sometimes with the big deals stealing the headlines; some deals do go under the radar and clubs often snap up a decent player or two. Here are our top 5 under …

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Oliver Baines5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

Gaston Ramirez joins Hull City on season-long loan

Hull City and Steve Bruce have been very busy today and look to have completed their 2014 summer business with the loan signing of Gaston Ramirez from Southampton. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder was regarded as a significant coup for Southampton when he joined them for £12m from Bologna in August 2012. In his debut season he played 26 times in …

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Gareth ThomasGaston Ramirez joins Hull City on season-long loan

Saphir Taider’s loan with Southampton terminated

Southampton have been dealt a blow as Saphir Taider, who joined on loan just three weeks ago from Inter Milan, has returned to the club. The Saints terminated his loan at St Mary’s Stadium after he apparently failed to settle to life in England. Football Italia confirmed that even though the loan was part of the agreement to send striker Dani …

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Gareth ThomasSaphir Taider’s loan with Southampton terminated

Southampton closing in on Alderweireld and chasing Redmond

Southampton are closing in on a move for Atletico Madrid and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld. According to Saints boss, Ronald Koeman, a deal is close to being agreed for the defender, which looks to be a season long loan according to Sky Sports News HQ. Meanwhile, Southampton are said said to also be tracking another attacking player to make up for …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton closing in on Alderweireld and chasing Redmond

Southampton bid for Townsend rejected

Southampton have had their official bid for Spurs winger Andros Townsend rejected according to Sky Sports. Sky Sports sources have indicated that the bid was said to be in the region of £10m. However, Spurs clearly envisage Townsend to be worth more than what the Saints are offering and quickly quashed the bid. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has clearly identified Townsend …

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Oliver BainesSouthampton bid for Townsend rejected

Shane Long completes Southampton switch

  On tuesday evening we brought you the news that Shane Long was set to move to St Mary’s Stadium following a bid of £12m for his services by Southampton. Today, the club confirmed that the deal has been completed with Long moving from Hull City. Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long is yet to score more than 8 goals …

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Gareth ThomasShane Long completes Southampton switch

Are Southampton about to lose another player?

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork looks set to be the eighth player to leave St Mary’s this summer after Ronald Koeman has accepted a £3m bid from Crystal Palace for the English midfielder. According to the Daily Mail Cork was unable to agree a new contract at Southampton and with just one-year left on his existing contract, the Saints have decided to cash …

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Oliver BainesAre Southampton about to lose another player?