Europe: The Next Step in Southampton's Master Plan

Europe: The Next Step in Southampton's Master Plan

When the late Swiss businessman Markus Leibherr bought Southampton in 2009, it seemed like an investment that was fuelled by passion rather than business acumen. After all, having spent 98 days in administration (the equivalent of footballing bankruptcy), the footballing factory of England was only heading downwards with points deductions as well downsizing due to have an adverse effect. The club has since made phenomenal progress moving from League One to the top half of the famed Premier League. In …
Everton vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Everton vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

It is a credit to Southampton that with 8 games remaining in the season they are still only 6 points off a potential Champions League spot. Immediately blocking their path is a trip Goodison Park against an, almost resurgent, Everton side. In their last 2 fixtures Everton managed to pick up 2 victories, the first time they have achieved a run of 2 consecutive League wins since October. Southampton’s recent wins over Burnley and Crystal Palace, as well as the 1-1 …
Chelsea v Southampton – Betting Preview

Chelsea v Southampton – Betting Preview

West Brom vs Southampton Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

West Brom vs Southampton Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

This weekend’s action see’s West Brom welcome high flying Southampton to the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon. With the home side looking to consolidate their resurgence under Tony Pulis and Southampton wanting to bounce back from a sore defeat at home to Liverpool we could be in for a game in the midlands. Over their history the two sides have been very evenly matched, Southampton only managing one more victory Albion than Albion have over them. With only one loss since …
Mid-Season Review of Pre-Season Premier League Predictions

Mid-Season Review of Pre-Season Premier League Predictions

I made a few predictions at the start of the season. Yes, yes, I know. Only a fool would make predictions. To be honest, I’d be quite happy to be considered a fool by some people but that’s another matter entirely. With the season progressing and moving towards the business end when the prizes are handed out, it would seem like a good idea to reflect upon my predictions and where I went wrong. Or right as the case may …
Southampton v Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton v Swansea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton host Swansea on Sunday, the 1st of February in the last kick-off for the match day 23. Both the teams come into the game having experienced contrasting fortunes. Southampton have shrugged aside the tag of half season wonders for now with 4 wins in the last 5, which included impressive performances against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. Swansea, on the other hand have struggled, winning just 1 in the last 5. The dismal performance against Chelsea at home which …
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Many believed that Southampton’s strong run this season had come to an end when the club suffered 4 consecutive league losses. However, with wins over Everton and Burnley followed by a tidy display against the leaders Chelsea, Ronald Koeman’s boys have sneaked up to 4th spot with 33 points. Their guests for the night, Arsenal too have 33 points and sit in the 5th spot only by the virtue of a lower goal difference than the Saints. Though the Gunners have won …
Top Creative Players: Fabregas v Di Maria v Tadic v Downing v Sigurdsson

Top Creative Players: Fabregas v Di Maria v Tadic v Downing v Sigurdsson

The festive English fixtures are here to mark the end of the calendar year for football fans across England. While these fixtures carry their own glamour, managers across the league know that any slip up during this short period can cost them heavily in the long run. The Premier League has almost run half its course for the season and it’s time to evaluate the performances. In this segment, we compare the performance of top creative players in the league. …
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