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Saints dealt Long injury blow in Palace defeat

Daily Echo:

6:03pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Shane Long is facing weeks on the sidelines after suffering suspected fractured ribs in the defeat against Crystal Palace.

Koeman slams Saints "very poor" defending in Palace defeat

Daily Echo:

5:58pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Ronald Koeman bemoaned Saints’ “very poor” defending as they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Saints crash out of FA Cup on day of shocks

Daily Echo:

5:02pm Saturday 24th January 2015

Saints have only the Premier League left to focus on this season after they were knocked out of the FA Cup 3-2 by Crystal Palace at St Mary’s.

COMMENT: Saints keen to avoid dated replays

Daily Echo:

4:24pm Friday 23rd January 2015

Saints will be hoping to avoid another replay when they return to FA Cup action against Crystal Palace this weekend.

Koeman wants futures of Saints stars sorted quickly

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10:30pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Ronald Koeman is hoping to settle the futures of a raft of star players in the coming weeks.

Koeman ready for Saints to confront a 'very different' Pardew

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 23rd January 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Saints will face a very different Alan Pardew to the one they met earlier this season.

Koeman to field strong side for FA Cup tie against Pardew's Crystal Palace

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

2:59pm Thursday 22nd January 2015

Saints will field a strong team for the visit of Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Saturday - with Ronald Koeman insisting he has few other options.

Comeback win for Lewie Edmondson after layoff

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Lewie Edmondson marked his return to the ring with a dominant comeback win.

Saints gear up for battle of the wing wizards

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 22nd January 2015

Saints sensation Eljero Elia and former St Mary’s star Jason Puncheon will fight out a rare battle of the wingers when Crystal Palace come calling for an FA Cup fourth round tie on Saturday.

Could Saints be just nine wins away from Champions League football?

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 21st January 2015

Saints could need as few as nine wins from their remaining 16 games to secure Champions League football if recent trends continue.

Yoshida helps Japan to Asian Cup quarter-finals

Daily Echo: Maya Yoshida

11:05am Tuesday 20th January 2015

Maya Yoshida has helped Japan qualify for the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup after a 2-0 win over Jordan.

Koeman: Discipline the key to getting the best out of Elia

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 19th January 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Eljero Elia is already reaping the awards of increased discipline as he fired Saints to victory at Newcastle.

No more laughs as Koeman gets serious about Champions League

Daily Echo:

8:00am Monday 19th January 2015

Ronald Koeman says he is not laughing any more as Saints’ attempts to qualify for the Champions League received another boost as they produced a “better” victory than against Manchester United.

Koeman: Win over Newcastle better than Man United

Daily Echo:

8:20pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Proud Saints boss Ronald Koeman believes his side’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle was a better win than the defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Newcastle 1 Southampton 2: Elia fires Saints back to third

Daily Echo:

7:29pm Saturday 17th January 2015

Eljero Elia bagged his first two Saints goals to keep his new side’s chase for the Champions League on track.

Southampton ready for the Champions League says Victor Wanyama

Daily Echo: Victor Wanyama

9:10am Saturday 17th January 2015

Victor Wanyama believes the current Saints side are already good enough to hold their own in the Champions League.

Koeman questions need for cup replays

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 16th January 2015

Ronald Koeman says he won’t waste energy worrying about Saints’ injury problems ahead of tomorrow’s game at Newcastle, but has slammed the fixture schedule and questioned the need for FA Cup replays.

Saints' belief stems from more than United result

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 16th January 2015

The outside footballing world is finally taking Saints seriously after their win at Manchester United, but Ronald Koeman has pointed his team’s belief stems from a great season rather than one result.

Koeman hails "serious" Saints win

Daily Echo:

11:16pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Ronald Koeman praised his Saints side for what he described as “a very serious performance” as they beat Ipswich to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Saints injury problems mount up

Daily Echo:

11:09pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Saints are facing an untimely injury pile-up after central midfield duo Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin were consigned to the treatment room.

Saints dealt Schneiderlin injury blow

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

7:14pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

Saints have been a dealt a fresh injury blow with the news that Morgan Schneiderlin is out for two-three weeks.

Koeman ready to ring the changes for cup clash

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6:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Ronald Koeman will make changes for tonight’s FA Cup third round replay against Ipswich as the league is now priority No 1 for Saints.

Saints keeper taken to hospital after head injury

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7:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

A Saints keeper was rushed to hospital with suspected head injuries after a collision on the pitch that stopped a game for 10 minutes.

Alderweireld injury leaves Koeman pondering transfer move

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 13th January 2015

Ronald Koeman has admitted Saints may have to consider signing a defender if Toby Alderwerield is sidelined for an extended period of time, but has backed Florin Gardos to prove himself in the first team.

Tadic winner won't spare him telling off from Koeman

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 12th January 2015

Ronald Koeman was delighted by Dusan Tadic’s match winning performance against Manchester United - but will still be giving the midfielder a telling off.

Alderweireld set for weeks on sidelines

Daily Echo:

7:10pm Sunday 11th January 2015

Saints will assess the injury suffered by Toby Alderweireld but expect the centre half to be out for some weeks.

Koeman insists Saints can make the Champions League after United win

Daily Echo:

6:59pm Sunday 11th January 2015

Ronald Koeman believes if his Saints side can stick what has made them so successful this season then they have every chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Koeman admits he was "afraid" of Ipswich result

Daily Echo:

6:19pm Sunday 4th January 2015

Ronald Koeman admitted he was “afraid” of what might happen ahead of Saints’ 1-1 draw with Ipswich.

Mane ruled out of Africa Cup - but could still go

Daily Echo:

6:06pm Sunday 4th January 2015

Ronald Koeman has ruled Sadio Mane out of the African Cup of Nations – but the winger may still travel for the tournament.

Saints have an eye on making history

Daily Echo:

7:00am Sunday 4th January 2015

Saints have plenty stacked in their favour as they try to achieve history in 2015.

No let-up for Saints in FA Cup clash, pledges Koeman

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 3rd January 2015

Saints may be challenging for a Champions League spot but Ronald Koeman insists there will be no let up as his side enter the FA Cup.

Saints and Senegal sweat on Mane ahead of scan results

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

3:18pm Friday 2nd January 2015

Saints are still waiting to discover the extent of the injury suffered by Sadio Mane.

Saints lose Yoshida for a month to Asian Cup

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 2nd January 2015

Saints have lost Maya Yoshida for around a month as he jets off to Australia for the Asian Cup.

Koeman delight at victory over Arsenal that keeps Saints flying high in fourth place

Daily Echo:

8:26pm Thursday 1st January 2015

Ronald Koeman could afford himself a smile of satisfaction after Saints defeated Arsenal at St Mary’s.

Ronald Koeman calm after Southampton's brilliant win over Arsenal

Daily Echo:

6:00pm Thursday 1st January 2015

Ronald Koeman was remaining level headed as hopes of a stunning top four finish for Saints this season grew immeasurably after they started 2015 with a 2-0 win over Arsenal at St Mary’s.

COMMENT: Happiest new year ever for Saints?

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8:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

Saints have given themselves every chance of a 2015 to remember.

Fonte slams "ridiculous" festive fixture schedule

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

JOSE Fonte has branded Saints’ festive fixture list “ridiculous” and claimed: “It’s not fair on our health.”

Fonte braced for "massive" clash

Daily Echo: Jose Fonte

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

Jose Fonte is hoping Saints will remain ahead of Arsenal after the sides meet in a “massive” New Year’s Day clash.

Ronald Koeman wants more firepower for Southampton

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

THE January transfer window opens tomorrow – but Saints boss Ronald Koeman is not bracing himself for a busy month’s activity.

Victor Wanyama looking for Southampton to keep proving people wrong

Daily Echo: Victor Wanyama

6:00am Tuesday 30th December 2014

Victor Wanyama is hoping Saints will continue to prove people wrong this season.

Koeman's formation switch works again for Saints

Daily Echo:

5:21pm Sunday 28th December 2014

Ronald Koeman admitted he decided to switch to a back four against Chelsea after losing Nathaniel Clyne to injury.

Koeman delight at superb first half to season

Daily Echo:

5:08pm Sunday 28th December 2014

Ronald Koeman believes his side have set themselves up for a memorable second half of the season after securing a brave point against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Koeman defiant ahead of Chelsea clash

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6:00am Sunday 28th December 2014

Ronald Koeman says Saints are already dreaming ahead of facing Premier League leaders Chelsea, but has reminded the club that ‘ifs’ count for nothing.

Koeman says Saints have the belief to beat Chelsea

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7:00pm Friday 26th December 2014

Ronald Koeman says Saints believe they can beat Chelsea after securing a Boxing Day victory at Crystal Palace.

Sadio is the main Mane for Saints

Daily Echo:

6:21pm Friday 26th December 2014

Sadio Mane proved the benefit of freedom on a football pitch as Saints cruised to a convincing 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Saints agree Elia loan move

Daily Echo:

8:00pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Saints have wasted no time in preparing for the January transfer window by agreeing a loan switch for Eljero Elia.

Koeman: No squad rotation for crunch Christmas clashes

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Ronald Koeman has ruled out introducing a rotation policy as Saints prepare for two games in just three days.

Saints prepared for Boxing Day battle

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 26th December 2014

Ronald Koeman has prepared his side for a physical Boxing Day battle against Crystal Palace.

Saints ready to complete January business

Daily Echo:

10:30pm Thursday 25th December 2014

Saints are in pole position to wrap up a very quiet January transfer window in double quick time.

Southampton on verge of signing Dutch winger Eljero Elia on loan

Daily Echo:

2:23pm Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Ronald Koeman has confirmed Saints are interested in signing Dutch winger Eljaro Elia on loan in January.

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