Rickie Lambert | Deserved England Call Up? 12/13 Stats

Rickie Lambert | Deserved England Call Up? 12/13 Stats

With the Premier League season just round the corner, the England squad announcements will start to come thick and fast, and it’s safe to say the fans are losing faith with the England team and selection process. Every so often though a player from outside of England’s top elite sides is called up to the international squad - this time it's Rickie Lambert's turn. As a player who has played the majority of his career in the lower reaches of …
Osvaldo Makes £15m Switch To Southampton || Osvaldo vs Lambert vs Rodriguez

Osvaldo Makes £15m Switch To Southampton || Osvaldo vs Lambert vs Rodriguez

Pablo Osvaldo has made a £15 million move to St Mary's from Serie A side AS Roma. Although jokes are flying around about his move to Southampton and his resemblance to Johnny Depp, the South Coast side means business in their acquisitions this summer, with Osvaldo joining Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren in their summer spending spree. Osvaldo previously played under Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at Espanyol, where the Italian played some of the best football of his career. During …
Morgan Schneiderlin - The 'Unsung Hero'

Morgan Schneiderlin - The 'Unsung Hero'

Luke Shaw | An Analytical Review of England's Newest Prospect

Luke Shaw | An Analytical Review of England's Newest Prospect

The 2012/13 English Premier League season has showcased an array of talent since the beginning of the season, and one player who has attracted an acute interest from all observers is Southampton Football Club's young full back Luke Shaw. Shaw has experienced a prodigious rise in stature during the last 8 months. Accelerated through the Saints' youth academy, he has apparently integrated into the Southampton team with confidence. Since his début, a 9-minute cameo at West Brom, he has appeared in …
Southampton 3 Manchester City 1 | Match & Stats Report

Southampton 3 Manchester City 1 | Match & Stats Report

Southampton played a tireless pressing game successfully in a 3-1 win against Manchester City at St. Mary's. Two of The Saints goals were attributable to errors by Manchester City, but the overall performance from Pochettino's side was fantastic. Overview Mancini looked apoplectic at the end of this match. Manchester City fell victim to some truly cringe-worthy mistakes. Hart and Barry both had egregious errors that swayed the outcome of the match in Southampton's favor. Javi Garcia had to be deployed, in an unfavourable position, in defence as …
Southampton: Team Observations | Tactical Analysis & Stats

Southampton: Team Observations | Tactical Analysis & Stats

This week Martin Lewis covers the Saints in his Tactical Analysis and team observations. Below you'll find an in-depth look at how Southampton set up tactically and some of their season's stats so far. It's a long read so grab a hot drink! Please note that the writing style in this article is that of a scouting report. Southampton Team Dynamics Southampton Offensive organisation On a decent run of results, but with a new manager appointed and this being his …
Everton v Southampton: Match & Stats Preview

Everton v Southampton: Match & Stats Preview

After the dismal Elland Road showing, the visit of Southampton gives Everton the chance to return to winning ways. A home win would represent Everton's best start since 2004 / 2005 and Everton went on to qualify for the Champions League that season. Saturday's visitors are beginning to adjust to Premier League life and Southampton will arrive with bags of confidence and plenty of belief. With back-to-back wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa, Nigel Adkins' side are finding goals with ease. …
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