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Premier League
Do Norwich, Watford meet with their relegation fates already decided?
12:01 Friday 8th November 2019

Every manager sets his own program and charts goals for his club. Fans have their expectations as well. In that context, international windows serve as mile markers for a team’s progress. Results in matches leading into a break can take…

Premier League
Why Southampton's inconsistency could prove fatal
13:00 Sunday 6th October 2019

I think it's fair to say that Ralph Hasenhuttl is the best thing to happen to Southampton over the last few years. The 52-year-old Austrian came to the Premier League with promise aplenty after an excellent three-year stint with RB Leipzig.…

Premier League
Can Eddie Howe turn in his best Bournemouth campaign?
08:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Friday night’s victory over Southampton in the South Coast derby put Bournemouth in the top six of the Premier League table. The Cherries have (yet again) made a statement that they aren’t a relegation-threatened club anymore. Well,…

Premier League
Lampard stung by transfer ban at Old Trafford
09:00 Monday 12th August 2019

The Premier League’s Matchday One is in the books and there are several things to take away from it even though judging a full season based on one round is foolhardy. You can be certain some teams were ready for the season while others…

Premier League
2019/20 Southampton Premier League preview
19:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

I think it's fair to say that Southampton didn't show their true colours in the 2018/19 campaign. The South Coast outfit started poorly; Mark Hughes was to blame for that. The Welshman was relieved of his duties after just eight…

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…