Is Javier Hernandez What Southampton Need This Summer?

Is Javier Hernandez What Southampton Need This Summer?

Southampton have grabbed a lot of headlines this summer. They have undergone a managerial change, with a majority of players being sold and there is confusion about the future direction of the club, with some even tipping them for relegation. That might be a little bit over the top as Saints still have a good manager, a decent squad and an excellent academy which will provide more players this season, plus they have a lot of money which will surely …
Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

Morgan Schneiderlin vs Sandro | Stats Comparison

A lot has happened in a year for these two clubs, Spurs have seen Gareth Bale, Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood all depart within the last twelve months - bringing in seven new faces and finishing 6th; their worst Premier League position since the 2008/2009 season. On the south coast, Southampton rebuilt under Mauricio Pochettino throughout 2013 and half of 2014 - only for him to  leave for Tottenham Hotspur in May 2014. Ronald Koeman has replaced the Argentine and …
Southampton Vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Southampton Vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

The Saints will play host to Manchester City this Saturday as one of seven games to be played that day. Southampton have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season by anyone’s standards, but given the expectations prior to this league campaign, how well they have done is nothing short of stunning. Now their quality will be tested once again, and against a team that has struggled to pick up results away from home. Although Southampton have enjoyed a great start …
Southampton Vs Fulham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

In-form Southampton face a visit from a Fulham side fresh from two victories to ease pressure on their manager Martin Jol. Every neutral fan likes to see a team break up the status quo of the big sides in the Premier League and this season it looks to be Southampton as they continue to flirt with the big boys near the top end of the table. Sitting in sixth, mainly due to a trip (and credible draw) at Old Trafford, …
Reading 0 Southampton 2 | Match Report & Stats

Reading 0 Southampton 2 | Match Report & Stats

Reading’s hopes of surviving the relegation battle they currently find themselves in took another knock today, as they were defeated 2-0 by Southampton at the Madejski stadium. A 2-0 loss at home to Southampton signalled a move closer to the Championship. Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring in the first half when he slid the ball through Adam Federici’s legs. Adam Lallana sealed the win when he nutmegged Federici after finding himself one on one with the keeper. Reading came into …
Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

Who is the best Premier League right-back? | Stats Comparison

The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

[quote]Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. - Tom Landry[/quote] Ok, so Landry was talking about the 'other' type of football, however the sentiment remains true for 'real' football.  One of the most beautiful things about the beautiful game is the potential for a freak, unexpected result.  An incredible, unbelievable result. There's nothing that neutral football fans enjoy more than seeing an underdog grabbing a win against the odds.  So how often does it happen?  And …
The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

Ashley Cole has dominated the England left-back spot for many years, first breaking into the team against Albania in 2001, back when Sven was in charge. Wayne Bridge provided a little competition from 2002 until his last appearance in 2009. Since then we've seen Leighton Baines come into his own at Everton, being linked with Manchester United along the way, and begin to provide more competition, yet Ashley Cole is still considered the first choice left back. Kieran Gibbs has …
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