Southampton: A Season Review

Southampton: A Season Review

After earning promotion into the Premier League in 2011-2012, Southampton were able to stay in the Premier League in 2012-2013.  They were hoping to push on in 2013-2014 and help re-establish themselves as a Premier League club.  The Saints were able to exceed all expectations this season with their eighth place finish. Stand out players and results Southampton had a laundry list of stand-out players this season, including two players - who both came through their academy - named to …
Sunderland vs Southampton FA Cup Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Sunderland vs Southampton FA Cup Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

The early kick-off in the latest round of FA Cup matches is a mouth watering all-Premier League clash between high flying Southampton and relegation threatened Sunderland. In terms of league results, both these teams have picked up in recent weeks with Southampton now undefeated in six Premier League outings with three victories to their credit, whereas Poyet’s Sunderland side have been defeated just twice in their last ten league games - a monumental improvement which has also coincided with their …
Southampton vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Stoke head to St.Mary's on Saturday hoping to build on their 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, while Southampton go into the game on the back of a four game unbeaten run in the league. Stoke's win over the red side of Manchester saw them end a run of six games without a win and pushed them up to 11th in the table, 3 points above the relegation zone. Stoke will need to improve on their poor away record …
Newcastle Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Newcastle Vs Southampton Preview | Stats, Team News and Key Men

Newcastle face Southampton at St James Park, for a 3pm kick-off, on Saturday in a match that is set up to be a very even contest. Both teams will be happy with their seasons so far, and both share the unlikely achievement of having beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, while Newcastle have reached the top half of the table by virtue of the their recent run of results, Southampton have let themselves slip in recent weeks, and so …
Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

Attacking Quality: The Best Teams | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City Stats

With third of a season already gone, the Premier League table seems to be split into two halves. All of the top nine teams are still, at worst, within touching distance of the Champions League places. Quite obviously, being strong offensively is one of the most important requirements if a club wants to finish in the famous top 4. Actually, it may be more important than ever before, as with so many strong teams going head-to-head, a goal difference may …
Player Performance Analysis | Adam Lallana vs Hull City

Player Performance Analysis | Adam Lallana vs Hull City

Sitting in third place after the latest round of matches in the Premier League, Southampton fans will be pinching themselves at the moment. Now in their second season since their promotion from the Championship, they have gathered a group of talented young players who have exceeded all expectations so far. One player which can made a huge impression so far this season is one Adam Lallana. I don’t think many people can argue on Lallana’s inclusion within the latest England …
Southampton: This Season's Surprise Package?

Southampton: This Season's Surprise Package?

Every season there is always a surprise name near the top end of the table in the early stages of season. Last year it was West Brom, while the season before it was Newcastle. This term Southampton have the honour of being labelled the ‘surprise package’. The south coast team currently find themselves in 4th place after obtaining 14 points from 7 games and only find themselves behind Chelsea on goal difference. At the time of his arrival Pochettino was …
Manchester United 2 Southampton 1 | In-depth Match Stats

Manchester United 2 Southampton 1 | In-depth Match Stats

Manchester United held on to grab three vital points in the race for the title. United now find themselves seven points clear at the top as Manchester City drew a blank at Loftus Road on Tuesday night. However this wasn't a run of the mill night at Old Trafford. Southampton provided a stiff test for Manchester United with Alex Ferguson acknowledging their efforts after the game: [quote]...in the second half Southampton have been the best team to play here this …
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