The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Jose Mourinho has been rarely known to praise opposition players on the pitch. But apparently that is exactly what the Special One did on Sunday night during the League Cup final. As the Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini was leaving the field after scoring a brace, which actually should have been a hattrick, Mourinho shook his hand and according to the player, called him “outstanding”. As his team was on course to becoming the …
7 youngsters to look out for in the 2016-17 Premier League

7 youngsters to look out for in the 2016-17 Premier League

Tottenham supplied the Premier League with some of the best young talent last season and Dele Alli and Eric Dier made their breakthrough at international level. Marcus Rashford was the youngster who held all the headlines at Manchester United but which young talents will be making a name for themselves this season? Here's a few to keep your eyes on... Ashley Fletcher - West Ham United The former Manchester United striker was highly thought of at Old Trafford and was …
Fantasy Premier League Bargains - 7 players that offer value

Fantasy Premier League Bargains - 7 players that offer value

The Premier League is back this weekend and that also means the return of fantasy football. The Fantasy Premier League game is becoming more popular and the game has developed further this year, as the creators have included stats in the game. This allows fantasy managers to view each player's past performance in the game. Every year there are players who emerge in the Premier League, giving them great value in the Fantasy Premier League game. Last season, Jamie Vardy …
Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Southampton's sustained success means it's a successful season for club

Southampton's sustained success means it's a successful season for club

2014-15 was a very successful season for Southampton as they exceeded expectations. Koeman's men were title challengers for months and kept themselves in the top 4 for a large part of the season. They eventually finished seventh which might be slightly underwhelming given how well they were playing in the beginning of the season but was a brilliant result considering they lost their manager and a host of key players to the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal. In sport, what …
Ronald Koeman Deserves More Credit

Ronald Koeman Deserves More Credit

 When the Premier League Manager of the Season announcement comes in May, it will almost certainly be Claudio Ranieri that scoops the award. In truth, only Mauricio Pochettino has any chance of beating the Italian to the award. Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic, Quique Flores and Eddie Howe have rightly garnered widespread plaudits for their respective achievements this term. The quality of those five managers has led to Ronald Koeman’s accomplishments being left to go a little off the radar, but the …
Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton hosted another team from North London last week and found it very difficult. With some very poor defensive performances, Southampton's problems look to get bigger and bigger going into the busy Christmas period. Failing to win yet another home game has left Koeman's team languishing only six points away from the relegation zone. It is very difficult to see where the Saints will get their next points from, scoring just once in their last three games. They host Arsenal …
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