Category: Sports

Eastleys Hill praises McCallum after hat-trick at Dagenham and Redbridge

Eastleys Hill praises McCallum after hat-trick at Dagenham and Redbridge

MANAGER Richard Hill praised hat-trick hero Paul McCallum for showing “desire” in Eastleigh’s thrilling 4-4 ​​draw with Dagenham and Redbridge on New Year’s Day. McCallum scored three goals to help the Spitfires earn a point after trailing by two goals in the opening 34 minutes. With his third goal, the striker beat two Dagenham and […]

Norwich boss Wagner admits Southampton’s form dictated his tactics

Norwich boss Wagner admits Southampton’s form dictated his tactics

Norwich City manager David Wagner admitted that Saints’ “quality and form” were factors that led him to position his side in a 5-4-1 defensive formation. Southampton dominated the match for long periods, finishing with 75 per cent possession and 21 shots, but had to settle for a 1–1 draw. Kyle Walker-Peters scored in the 70th […]

Norwich City 1-1 Southampton: Daily Echo verdict on the big match

Norwich City 1-1 Southampton: Daily Echo verdict on the big match

Although Saints didn’t win, the familiar sound of the away game at Carrow Road was heard after the 1-1 draw with Norwich City. “EIIIY, we’ve been promoted to the Football League,” most of the 1,746 Saints fans chanted, while others applauded manager Russell Martin and his players. After four games in ten days and ten […]

Martin: Decision to recall Holgate from Everton-owned Southampton

Martin: Decision to recall Holgate from Everton-owned Southampton

MANAGER Russell Martin, asked if they remembered Mason Holgate, insisted the ball was in the Everton area. The defender missed Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City on New Year’s Day due to injury. Rumors suggest Everton could bring back Holgate, who has made just five appearances for the Saints this season. Martin admitted Southampton would […]

Norwich City 1-1 Southampton: Daily Echo player ratings

Norwich City 1-1 Southampton: Daily Echo player ratings

SAINTS finished 1-1 at Carrow Road with Norwich City but remain unbeaten in 18 league games. This means St Mary’s can equal the club’s record against Sheffield Wednesday next weekend. Adam Armstrong scored Southampton’s only goal of the match, but US international Josh Sargent equalized. Here’s how we rated the Saints players involved… Gavin Bazunu […]

Southampton’s Martin upset by Norwich City draw

Southampton’s Martin upset by Norwich City draw

MANAGER Russell Martin was left frustrated after Saints’ 1-1 draw with Norwich on Monday and insisted they should have scored more. Adam Armstrong gave Southampton the lead in the 70th minute with his thirteenth goal of the season. He fired home from close range from Kyle Walker-Peters’ low cross before Norwich hit back six minutes […]

Southampton’s Martin unhappy with decision after Edozie’s departure

Southampton’s Martin unhappy with decision after Edozie’s departure

SAINTS manager Russell Martin has insisted Norwich City defender Jack Stacey is sent off for a foul that injured Sam Edozie. Saints extended their unbeaten run to 18 games with a 1-1 draw with Championship side Norwich at Carrow Road. Edozie was forced off just 27 minutes into the match after attempting to continue following […]

McCallum scored a hat-trick in Eastleigh’s draw against Dagenham and Redbridge

McCallum scored a hat-trick in Eastleigh’s draw against Dagenham and Redbridge

INIH Effiong scored late to force Eastleigh to settle for a 4-4 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge in a thrilling National League match on New Year’s Day. The striker fired a brilliant shot from outside the penalty area, which hit the goalkeeper and leveled the score again. Paul McCallum thought he had won the match […]

Four Southampton players are now in the final six months of their contracts.

Four Southampton players are now in the final six months of their contracts.

As the clock ticked towards 2024, four Saints players entered the final six months of their contracts with the club. They can, of course, leave for free at the end of the season if they don’t sign new terms by June 30. These are the four players who could leave on a free transfer this […]

New Year: Southampton predict team to face Norwich City

New Year: Southampton predict team to face Norwich City

Saints kick off 2024 this afternoon with a visit to Russell Martin’s former club Norwich City. Martin spent almost a decade with the Canaries during his playing career but will now hope to beat his former team to maintain Southampton’s momentum. Saints are currently hunting Norwich’s local rivals Ipswich Town, who are in second place […]

What can you expect from Southampton’s January transfer window?

What can you expect from Southampton’s January transfer window?

The attention of club managers returned to the exchange of players with the opening of the January transfer window. The Saints ended 2023 with a 17-match unbeaten run in the Championship, just two shy of the club’s league record. Manager Russell Martin, appointed last summer by director of football Jason Wilcox and owners Sport Republic, […]

Southampton’s Russell Martin is hoping to maintain his momentum at Norwich City.

Southampton’s Russell Martin is hoping to maintain his momentum at Norwich City.

SAINTS coach Russell Martin insisted “winning is addictive” as his side prepared to travel to Norwich City over the New Year. The south coast club beat Plymouth Argyle 2-1 on Friday to extend their unbeaten run to 17 games. Martin, who played for Norwich from 2009 to 2018, hopes his side can continue to close […]

Southampton are reportedly interested in signing the Liverpool player on loan.

Southampton are reportedly interested in signing the Liverpool player on loan.

SAINTS are one of several clubs interested in Liverpool striker Fabio Carvalho, according to a recent report. Liverpool recalled Carvalho early from his loan spell at German club RB Leipzig, having played just 15 matches in all competitions. The Reds are reportedly planning to loan the young striker out again and would like guarantees of […]

Outgoing Hampshire leader Rod Bransgrove on future plans

Outgoing Hampshire leader Rod Bransgrove on future plans

Outgoing chairman Rod Bransgrove wants to ensure Hampshire Cricket Club remains in a healthy financial position for the future as he prepares to step down. Bransgrove managed Hampshire for 23 years, where he umpired England’s Test matches at the Ageas Bowl and achieved unprecedented success in the white-ball game. In June it was announced that […]

Smallbone admits Southampton are looking forward to 2024

Smallbone admits Southampton are looking forward to 2024

HALF-FIELDER Will Smallbone says Saints’ descendants are looking forward to 2024 after finishing 2023 on a high. Southampton will start the new year on a 17-match unbeaten run from 30 September. Victory over Plymouth on Friday night and Ipswich’s 0-0 draw with QPR saw Saints cut their lead in second place to just three points. […]

Russell Martin hopes Southampton can keep Che Adams in January

Russell Martin hopes Southampton can keep Che Adams in January

SAINTS boss Russell Martin hopes to keep Che Adams in January but admitted he expects the striker to attract plenty of interest. Adams, 27, is entering the final six months of his contract and will leave on a free transfer in the summer unless he signs a contract extension. When asked by the Daily Echo […]

Southampton matches Joe Aribo will miss at AFCON

Southampton matches Joe Aribo will miss at AFCON

SAINTS midfielder Joe Aribo has been called up to the Nigeria squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Manager Jose Peseiro has added Aribo to his 25-man squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Ivory Coast. The 27-year-old could miss up to five matches if the Super Eagles reach the final on February 11. […]

The Southampton duo were named Championship Team of the Week.

The Southampton duo were named Championship Team of the Week.

TWO Saints players have been named in the latest Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week following their 2-1 win over Plymouth on Friday night. On 29 December, goalscorer Charlie Alcaraz was named one of the top three midfielders in the division. His 56th-minute goal put Southampton ahead shortly after they thought they were behind […]