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Premier League
Why we should remember Peter Crouch fondly following his retirement
17:01 Sunday 14th July 2019

After twenty-one years and ten permanent clubs, an evergreen Peter Crouch has taken the decision to hang up his playing boots for good.  Aged 38, the goals had started to dry up for the 6'6 striker, who ends on a mightily impressive tally…

Premier League
Why a Man United move for Mario Lemina makes sense
15:00 Friday 12th July 2019

Manchester United have been linked with well over 100 footballers during this summer transfer window, with the rumour-mill firmly in full flow. Recently, Southampton's Mario Lemina was mentioned with a potential Old Trafford switch. Understandably,…

Premier League
Southampton's move for Che Adams signals intent
08:00 Sunday 7th July 2019

Just under a week ago, flashy announcement and all, Southampton unveiled their latest signing, Che Adams. The Englishman cost around £15million, with the centre-forward set to pocket around £50,000-a-week on…

Transfers
What will Belgian top-tier stars bring to Premier League squads?
17:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Players who emerge from the Belgian First Division A are often quite expensive. Premier League clubs don’t mind paying. They cough out on the price-tag because such prospects could prove to be worth their weight in gold.…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

Premier League
James Ward-Prowse beginning to prove he's the real deal
16:00 Friday 5th April 2019

For years, decades, in fact, Southampton has been a hotbed for young up-and-comers. The Saints have always been superb when it comes to developing, harnessing and producing teen-sensations. That's largely down to their beliefs, ideologies…

Premier League
Will Sam Gallagher leave Southampton following Hasenhuttl's broken promise?
09:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Sam Gallagher nearly left Southampton after Nottingham Forest and Swansea City made loan requests in January. New Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl blocked the deals. He wanted Gallagher in the first-team due to the Saints’ profligacy and…

Premier League
Should the bookies stop taking bets on Premier League relegation?
08:00 Monday 4th March 2019

This time last year, Manchester City were running away with the Premier League title. Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, on 62, 60 and 58 points, locked down the remaining Champions League places. Chelsea and Arsenal were hopelessly…

Championship
Can Championship sensation Che Adams step up to the Premier League?
17:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

If Che Adams scored against Bolton last Tuesday, it would have created a little bit of Birmingham City history. The striker would've been the first player to score in seven consecutive league matches for the club since Trevor Francis in…

Premier League
Why Alan Shearer is wrong about Wilfried Zaha
17:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

Groundhog Day may have been a week ago, but for Wilfried Zaha, every day is a repeat. Once again the Ivorian finds himself in the middle of a storm in a teacup revolving around diving. Once again, he appears to have annoyed the pundits, among…

Premier League
How Ralph Hasenhuttl can get Southampton marching again
15:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

It's bizarre. Southampton’s Premier League dreams are tied to a foreigner with a nightmarish-like name. Ralph Hasenhuttl. According to Jurgen Klopp, Hase means rabbit. Huttl translates to a small hut or cabin. A small hut for rabbits,…

Premier League
For Mark Hughes, it's not the end, but it should be
15:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Ah, the good old managerial merry-go-round. It was in full swing once again this week as Mark Hughes finally lost his job as Southampton manager, making it three sackings in a row and his fifth lost job in nine years. Although there…

Premier League
The spark has been extinguished at Southampton
16:40 Monday 3rd December 2018

Southampton jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead against Manchester United on Saturday through fine goals from Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares. The Scot found open space on the right edge of United's box. Nathan Redmond took the ball across…

Premier League
Is Aleksandar Mitrovic Ready For The Big-Time Move?
08:00 Friday 30th November 2018

Life under Claudio Ranieri began in the most ding-della-dong manner for Fulham. The Lily Whites piped Southampton in a thriller to pick up a much-needed win. Their second of the campaign, it moved the recently-promoted Londoners a point behind…

Premier League
5 possible Premier League destinations for Danny Drinkwater
12:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been at the club for 14 months, but it looks like his time at Stamford Bridge may be coming to an end. The 28-year-old failed to make a competitive appearance under new boss Mauricio Sarri, with the Italian…