Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

On January 28th, Southampton welcome Arsenal to St Mary's Stadium for the fourth round of the FA Cup.  Fresh from their triumph over Liverpool in the semi-final of the league cup, Southampton will now look to conquer England's other domestic cup this weekend. The Saints are coming off a 1-0 win over Liverpool on Wednesday that led to the Saints going to their first League Cup final since 1979.  After winning the first leg at St Mary's 1-0, the Saints …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | EFL Cup Semi-Final

Another cup clash at Anfield. Another 2nd leg fixture under the lights. Another fairy tale in the making? With a 1-0 deficit and a trip to Wembley at stake, the stage is set for Liverpool... To do a Liverpool come Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp will be eyeing another trip to Wembley having promised Liverpool fans about 'many more finals' after his side succumbed against Seville at Basel in Europa finale, last summer. Liverpool were rather relieved to return from St. Mary's …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Saints' skipper Jose Fonte will be left out of the squad for the midweek clash while Liverpool have been handed a major boost with Coutinho, Henderson, Milner and Matip injury update. With eyes and mind involuntarily (and inevitably) fixed on the crucial Sunday clash against Manchester United which might propel Liverpool towards that elusive Premier League glory; Klopp will field a strong Reds lineup against Southampton having promised 'many more finals' to the Anfield faithful following that defeat against Seville …
The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

How Oriol Romeu Has Resurrected Himself and Southampton

While Claude Puel’s ever improving Southampton may be enjoying a decent campaign during his first season in charge in England, his side has adapted quickly to his methods. Currently tenth in the table, behind South Coast rivals Bournemouth on goal-difference, the Saints were expected to play out a season of transition under a manager who had never managed outside France before. But the manner in which the side has performed could come in as a surprise to those who believed …
Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur taking on Southampton will make for a rather interesting game, especially considering the fact that this is Mauricio Pochettino's former club. Spurs have enjoyed good form at home this season, but will they be able to harness that energy away from against Southampton? Team News Tottenham Hotspur Erik Lamela remains a doubt for the North London based side, but that shouldn't affect their chances. They have won four consecutive home games and are one point off the top four. However …
Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Among the many surprising stories that keep developing in the Premier League, Southampton’s ability to keep their level despite losing some of their best talent every summer, is quite a unique one. As I write this, they have just beaten Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium 3-1, after falling behind early in the first half. After 17 matches, they sit seventh in the league, still within reach of a top six spot. However, this is not an article in the praise …
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