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West Brom 1-0 Southampton: Koeman never thought top four finish realistic

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

12:10am Sunday 1st March 2015

Ronald Koeman says he never thought it was realistic that Saints would qualify for the Champions League.

West Brom 1-0 Southampton: Saints' European hopes take another blow

Daily Echo:

4:59pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Saints’ European hopes took another blow as they failed to score for a fifth game in succession in slipping to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at West Brom.

Koeman dismisses Europa League criticism

Daily Echo:

5:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has dismissed criticisms of the Europa League and insists it remains a “big prize” for Saints to chase.

Koeman: Crunch time for Southampton's European dreams

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

7:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes the next two games will be vital to Saints’ European ambitions.

Koeman backs Southampton ace Pelle to overcome goal drought

Daily Echo: Graziano Pelle

2:00am Friday 27th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has emphasised top scorer Graziano Pelle’s importance to Saints – but insists he would replace him with Shane Long if needed.

Alderweireld set to miss Southampton's game at West Brom but Mane available

Daily Echo: Toby Alderweireld

3:01pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Toby Alderweireld will not be fit enough to face West Brom this weekend – but should be back for next week’s game with Crystal Palace.

Southampton fighter beaten in national semi-finals

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

Jack Hillier’s brave bid to win the national youth bantamweight title ended with a semi-final defeat to favourite and eventual winner Bradley Strand.

Koeman calls for increased use of fourth official

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman.JPG

11:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes English football should allow the fourth official to have a greater input into refereeing decisions after seeing a clear penalty turned down in the defeat against Liverpool.


Daily Echo:

8:53am Monday 23rd February 2015

One of Ronald Koeman’s major achievements this season has been to instil confidence in his Saints side. They need a large dose of that now more than ever before in this campaign.

Liverpool boss Rodgers criticises Southampton FC for failing to recognise achievements of Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert in match programme

Daily Echo:

8:12pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Saints for failing to recognise the achievements of returning players Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

SOUTHAMPTON 0-2 LIVERPOOL: Mane dropped for being late

Daily Echo:

6:59pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

Ronald Koeman revealed Sadio Mane was dropped for the game against Liverpool after being late to St Mary’s.

Massive weekend is a perfect storm for Saints

Daily Echo:

9:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

This is a weekend that has such significance for Saints.

Koeman defiant ahead of Liverpool clash

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

3:32pm Friday 20th February 2015

Ronald Koeman is expecting a very different test from Liverpool this weekend than his team have faced in recent games at St Mary’s.

Schneiderlin and Long set for Southampton return against Liverpool but Toby still out

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

3:10pm Friday 20th February 2015

Morgan Schneiderlin and Shane Long are both set to return to the Saints squad for Sunday’s game against Liverpool, but Toby Alderweireld faces another week on the sidelines.

Southampton v Liverpool 'too close to call' for legend Jimmy Case

Daily Echo: Jimmy Case and Will Cope, who commentated on Saints games for Radio Hampshire

10:10am Thursday 19th February 2015

Saints and Liverpool legend Jimmy Case doesn’t believe this weekend’s clash between his former clubs will be make or break for their top four hopes, and thinks predicting who will secure a coveted Champions League spot is like “trying to predict a horse race”.

Gerrard a doubt for Saints clash

Daily Echo: File photo dated 02-12-2014 of Liverpool's Steven Gerrard. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday February 5, 2015. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Everton will be delighted to see the back of Steven Gerrard. See PA story SOCCER Liverpoo

7:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

Steven Gerrard is touch and go to be fit for a final St Mary’s appearance as Saints prepare for the massive visit of Liverpool on Sunday.

Southampton chairman Krueger - The big interview

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 17th February 2015

Chairman Ralph Krueger describes the changes that have taken place at Saints over the past year as like being on "a different planet" to the club he found upon his arrival.

'Southampton ready for Europe' insists Krueger

Daily Echo: Ralph Krueger

5:50pm Monday 16th February 2015

Ralph Krueger has insisted that Saints are “one hundred per cent ready” for Europe next season.

‘Cruyff of the Balkans’ set for first Premier League start

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 16th February 2015

Ronald Koeman is hoping he can inspire another spectacular career revival ahead of handing the man once dubbed the ‘Cruyff of the Balkans’ his first Premier League start.

PICTURES: Djuricic scores as Saints under-21s make Cup semi-finals

Daily Echo:

9:04pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Filip Djuricic inspired Saints’ young guns to the semi-finals of the Under-21s Premier League Cup as he scored one and created another to help Martin Hunter’s side defeat Watford 3-2 at St Mary’s last night.

Saints must rediscover attacking quality says Koeman

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

Frustrated Saints boss Ronald Koeman insists his Saints side must to rediscover their attacking “quality” if they are to get back to winning ways at St Mary’s.

SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 WEST HAM: Koeman - We are suffering

Daily Echo:

11:07pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Saints are suffering from their squad being stretched after he named just six subs for the 0-0 draw with West Ham.

Koeman's stunning message to Southampton's Tadic

Daily Echo: Dusan Tadic

6:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has told his workaholic midfielder Dusan Tadic he must take some time off if he is to improve.

Koeman: We can play West Ham's game

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has defended West Ham’s style of play and admitted that at times even Saints can play long balls.

Teammates ready to go head to head in Euro battle

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

5:00am Wednesday 11th February 2015

Two of Senegal’s finest footballing exports will come head-to-head tonight in a shoot-out that could prove vital to the European hopes of Saints and West Ham.

Schneiderlin doubt for Saints

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

3:14pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Morgan Schneiderlin is a doubt for Saints ahead of their game against West Ham at St Mary’s tomorrow night.

Saints striker out for the season

Daily Echo: Mayuka

3:07pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Emmanuel Mayuka is set to miss the rest of the season.

Golden Ring gear up for Navy's boxing visit

Daily Echo: Lewie Edmondson

11:17am Tuesday 10th February 2015

Southampton is gearing itself up for what promises to be one of the most sparkling nights of amateur boxing in the city’s history.

Yoshida is Koeman's man to solve crisis

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 10th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has backed Maya Yoshida to solve his left back crisis as Saints aim to keep their European challenge on track with victory over West Ham tomorrow night.

Saints under-21s Cup date named


4:17pm Monday 9th February 2015

Saints will play their under-21 Premier League Cup quarter-final against Watford at St Mary’s on Thursday night.

Saints have a need for speed

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

7:30pm Sunday 8th February 2015

Saints went for pace as their key weapon for attacking QPR as Ronald Koeman started Eljero Elia and Sadio Mane together for the first time.

Koeman: Saints in the top four is good for everyone

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:26pm Sunday 8th February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes it will be good for the Premier League if Saints manage to finish in the top four.

Dominant Saints get their reward and stay on course for Europe

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 9th February 2015

MATCH REPORT: Southampton's win over QPR was no fluke - it's time to start taking Saints seriously.

Elia: Everything is ok with my groin!

Daily Echo:

6:00am Sunday 8th February 2015

Eljero Elia had two reasons to celebrate on Saturday night – not only because he helped Saints defeat QPR at Loftus Road but also he returned home with all his bits intact.

QPR 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON: Koeman hails vital moment in Saints season

Daily Echo: Defeated: Southampton boss Ronald Koeman left John Carver feeling frustrated again as Newcastle's caretaker manager

5:59pm Saturday 7th February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Saints’ 1-0 win at QPR could prove to be a vital moment in the season.

QPR 0-1 SOUTHAMPTON: Mane fires Saints to third with dramatic late winner

Daily Echo:

5:05pm Saturday 7th February 2015

Sadio Mane’s stoppage time winner fired Saints to a 1-0 win at QPR and back up to third in the Premier League table.

Koeman: Euro qualification will help keep stars at Saints

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman.JPG

11:10pm Friday 6th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has extra motivation for steering Saints to European football – he believes it will help him keep his squad together.

Saints dumped out of FA Youth Cup

Daily Echo:

9:13pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Saints were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup at the fifth round stage as they fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Leicester at St Mary’s.

Ron: Pressure is on our rivals, not Saints

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00am Friday 6th February 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Saints will be under far less pressure than the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool in the closing stages of the season, and that might just help them secure European football.

Saints to make summer swoop for Vilhena?

Daily Echo:

8:00am Friday 6th February 2015

Saints could return for Tonny Vilhena in the summer after refusing to meet Feyenoord’s asking price for the midfielder on transfer deadline day.

Koeman 'thanks' Pochettino for his 'holiday' job

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

3:02pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Ronald Koeman has ‘thanked’ Mauricio Pochettino for leaving him such a good team at Saints and joked he only took over at St Mary’s for ‘a holiday’.

Saints duo fitness boost

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

2:52pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Saints are hopeful that Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama will provide them with a timely fitness boost as they face QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.

COMMENT: Koeman right not to press the panic button on transfer deadline day

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Saints have got it about right again.

Saints swoop for Bertrand deal

Daily Echo: Ryan Bertrand

11:00pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Saints have completed the permanent signing of left back Ryan Bertrand on a four-and-a-half year contract.

Gallagher makes comeback

Daily Echo: Sam Gallagher

10:13pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Sam Gallagher made his long awaited return from injury as Saints under-21s were beaten 5-3 by Chelsea.

Saints complete deadline day move for Djuricic

Daily Echo:

7:38pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Saints have competed the deadline day signing of Filip Djuricic.

Saints won't appeal Bertrand red card

Daily Echo:

2:03pm Monday 2nd February 2015

Saints have decided not to appeal against Ryan Bertrand’s red card.

Saints set for busy final day of transfer window

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 2nd February 2015

Saints are set for a busy transfer deadline day as they try to bring in at least one new face to boost their European qualification hopes.

Bertrand's red card disputed by Koeman in Southampton's defeat to Swansea

Daily Echo:

6:54pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Ronald Koeman was adamant that referee Michael Oliver made a mistake by sending off Ryan Bertrand.

Koeman backs Saints despite Swansea defeat

Daily Echo:

6:44pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Ronald Koeman insists Saints can maintain their top four position until the end of the season despite a disappointing home defeat to Swansea.


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