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 …
Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

In recent years, Southampton have become one of the Premier League's best performing clubs. Under Maurico Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton qualified for European competition and have started to make a name for themselves as one of the league's toughest opponents. After a series of successful league campaigns, it's a little surprising that the Saints have yet to win a trophy in the Premier League era and that may be a reason why they've failed to keep hold of their …
Who is Southampton target Sofiane Boufal?

Who is Southampton target Sofiane Boufal?

Southampton have been fairly quiet this window, despite the departures of three key players. However that is set to change during the last week of the window as they try and add more quality to their squad. The Mirror are reporting that they are closing in on the signing of Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal, which could turn out to be one of the best of the window. The increased finances of the Premier League allows all 20 clubs to compete …
Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Is Claude Puel another shrewd appointment by Southampton?

Southampton have been the envy of a lot of clubs outside the top six since they returned to the Premier League under Nigel Adkins. They have an excellent recruitment system, play good football and have a knack of appointing quality managers. They bought Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman to the Premier League, both of whom have moved onto other clubs in the league. Their latest appointment is Claude Puel, who won't be known to a lot of fans in England, …