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Southampton vs Swansea City preview - Adkins: Everyone must fight to save Saints

Posted Saturday, November 10, 2012 by PA59 hits

Nigel Adkins accepts Southampton are in a "relegation dogfight" and need to start picking up points immediately. The south coast side have struggled on their return to the top flight and have lost eight of their opening 10 matches, conceding a league-high 28 goals in the process. That alarming start has seen manager Adkins come under increasing pressure ahead of the visit of Swansea to St Mary...Full Story »

West Brom vs Southampton preview - Clarke confident Baggies form will return

Posted Monday, November 05, 2012 by PA275 hits

West Brom manager Steve Clarke insists his side's confidence has not been dented by successive defeats and that their impressive start to the season is earning them more respect from opponents. The Baggies collected 14 points from their opening seven Barclays Premier League matches to give Clarke an impressive baptism to his first managerial role. They have since suffered injury-time setbacks ...Full Story »

Villas-Boas hails 'massive win' as Tottenham clings on at Southampton to move up to fourth

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

Andre Villas-Boas praised Tottenham's determination as they held on to claim a "massive" 2-1 win at Southampton on Sunday evening. The win, which the manager dedicated to Alex Carroll, one of the club's football administrators whose mother passed away in the days leading up to the match, moves Spurs up to fourth in the Premier League. "We wish him the best to recover for his great loss," Vill...Full Story »

Southampton 1 : 2 Tottenham Hotspur - Old boy Bale sinks Saints

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2012 by PA33 hits

Gareth Bale returned to haunt his former employers as Tottenham held on to win 2-1 at Southampton. Spurs had not even scored - never mind won - on their five previous trips to St Mary's but dominated the first half on the south coast. Bale gave the north Londoners the lead just 15 minutes into the match against the club with whom he began his career, heading home on his return to action follow...Full Story »

Southampton 1-2 Tottenham(Agg 1-2): Bale & Dempsey send Spurs fourth

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 by Goal.com34 hits

The Welshman's third goal of the season & a Clint Dempsey strike looked to have set Villas Boas's side en-route to an easy win, but they had to survive a late Saints onslaught Gareth Bale marked his return to Southampton with a goal as Spurs edged to an ultimately nervy win at St Mary’s. The Welshman who left Saints in 2007 powered home a 15th minute header to open the scoring, bef...Full Story »

Southampton vs Tottenham preview - Bale is shining example to young stars - Adkins

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2012 by PA186 hits

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins thinks Gareth Bale is the perfect role model for the club's new batch of up-and-coming stars. Bale returns to St Mary's Stadium on Sunday for the first time since he left the south-coast club for Tottenham as a left-back, having just graduated from the club's famed academy, which also produced the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Alan Shearer. Th...Full Story »

Noble defends Carroll from Southampton diving accusations

Posted Monday, October 22, 2012 by Goal.com71 hits

The West Ham vice-captain has refuted Saints' claims that the on-loan Liverpool striker goes to ground too easily after fouls on him led to two Hammers' goals in their 4-1 victory Mark Noble has leapt to the defence of team-mate Andy Carroll after the West Ham striker was accused of going to ground a little too easily during the Hammers' 4-1 win over Southampton on Saturday. Saints' midfield...Full Story »

West Ham 4-1 Southampton: Noble's double continues Saints EPL struggles

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

LONDON -- Southampton's poor start to the season continued as it was thrashed 4-1 at West Ham thanks to a double by Mark Noble. Kevin Nolan and Modibo Maiga both contributed to the win with a goal each while Adam Lallana scored for the Saints. After a tense and goalless first half, Mark Noble's free kick drifted all the way in to give the Hammers the lead just a minute after the break, with ...Full Story »

West Ham United 4 : 1 Southampton - Noble sinks Saints

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2012 by PA18 hits

Mark Noble's brace helped West Ham continue their fine start to life back in the top flight at the expense of fellow new boys Southampton with a 4-1 win at Upton Park. The Hammers have adapted to life in the Barclays Premier League far better than the side that finished above them in the Championship and picked up their fourth win of the campaign. After a dour first half, Sam Allardyce's men c...Full Story »

West Ham vs Southampton preview - Allardyce hopes Hammers carry on coping

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2012 by PA94 hits

An easier start to the season has given West Ham the confidence they need to take the points against Southampton in their Barclays Premier League clash this weekend, according to Sam Allardyce. The club's loss to Arsenal earlier this month was their first league defeat at Upton Park this season, but despite that, Allardyce believes there's a good feeling in the rooms. "We've coped with the Bar...Full Story »

Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez ruled out for six weeks

Posted Friday, October 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

Southampton's club-record signing Gaston Ramirez has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a thigh injury. The Uruguay international, who arrived at St Mary's from Bologna for 12 million pounds in August, missed Southampton's 2-2 draw with Fulham on Oct. 7 after suffering a dead leg in training. The 21-year-old has been ruled out of Southampton's trip to West Ham on Saturday by manager Nigel...Full Story »

Southampton 2 : 2 Fulham - Fonte to the fore in frantic finale

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2012 by PA32 hits

Jose Fonte's last-gasp header secured a 2-2 draw for Southampton and spared defensive partner Jos Hooiveld's blushes against Fulham. The Portuguese centre-back nodded home a 90th-minute leveller in a game in which he had broken the deadlock after four minutes. Hooiveld scored an own goal in Southampton's 6-1 humbling at Arsenal and did so again on the south coast when he directed home a specul...Full Story »

Southampton vs Fulham preview - Davis eyes Fulham win

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2012 by PA79 hits

Steven Davis admits "everybody's hurting" at Southampton after their difficult start to life back in the top flight and has targeted a morale-boosting victory over former club Fulham on Sunday. Saints ended their seven-year exile from the Premier League after securing automatic promotion from the second tier last season, although life back in the big time has proved difficult so far. Nigel Adk...Full Story »

Everton 3 : 1 Southampton - Jelavic on target again to lift Toffees

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2012 by PA41 hits

Everton's impressive start to the season continued - as did striker Nikica Jelavic's goalscoring run - as they won 3-1 against a Southampton side whose top-flight inexperience was exposed at Goodison Park. David Moyes' team equalled their best points haul of 13 from six Barclays Premier League matches from the 2004/05 season to cement their place just three points behind leaders Chelsea. Jelav...Full Story »

Everton vs Southampton preview - Moyes had Lambert on radar before Saints switch

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2012 by PA106 hits

Everton manager David Moyes admits he had striker Rickie Lambert under consideration for a move to Goodison Park before he joined Saturday's opponents Southampton. The 30-year-old frontman has enjoyed a rags-to-riches career having been released by Blackpool almost 12 years ago and has played a key role in Saints' promotion to the Barclays Premier League. But had things taken a different path ...Full Story »

Southampton boss Adkins backs Cork to return stronger after injury

Posted Friday, September 28, 2012 by Goal.com40 hits

The midfielder was making his first apperance of the season after returning from an ankle problem on Tuesday when he damaged his knee and now faces a further four to six weeks out Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has sympathised with midfielder Jack Cork after he suffered another injury setback. The midfielder was making his first appearance of the campaign on Tuesday in the League Cup again...Full Story »

Adkins refuses to give Davis guarantee over Southampton future

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2012 by hits

Nigel Adkins has refused to give Kelvin Davis any assurances about his Southampton future after dropping him for the 4-1 win against Aston Villa. Nigel Adkins has refused to give Kelvin Davis any assurances about his Southampton future after dropping him for the 4-1 win against Aston Villa. Davis has been the club’s first choice goalkeeper during promotion from League One and the Champ...Full Story »

Southampton 4 : 1 Aston Villa - Lambert brace sinks Villa

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2012 by PA23 hits

Rickie Lambert-inspired Southampton produced a superb comeback to collect their first victory back in the top flight as they beat Aston Villa 4-1 at St Mary's. Saints came into the match rooted to the bottom of the standings after four successive defeats but secured three points on the south coast as their 30-year-old talisman netted twice and set up another. Their miserable start to life back...Full Story »

Southampton vs Aston Villa preview - Puncheon refuses to dwell on past

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2012 by PA37 hits

Jason Puncheon is surprised some have written off Southampton's survival chances already but thinks it could play into the south coast side's hands. Saints have lost their first four matches back in the top flight, leading some to suggest that manager Nigel Adkins' position is in jeopardy and relegation back to the Championship beckons. Puncheon could not help but smile when told of such gloom...Full Story »

Premier League Preview: Southampton - Aston Villa

Posted Friday, September 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Southampton has three injury doubts for Saturday's match - Jos Hooiveld (calf) was forced off early last time out against Arsenal, and Steve De Ridder (knock) and Jack Cork (ankle) are due back at the weekend, but are unlikely to be fit enough to face the Villans. The heavy 6-1 defeat against Arsenal last week may prompt Nigel Adkins to bring in new signing Gaston Ramirez for his first start, a...Full Story »

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