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Southampton 2-0 Burnley: The verdict

Daily Echo:

7:14am Monday 23rd March 2015

RONALD Koeman appeared to be playing down Saints’ chances for the remainder of the season after the win against Burnley, but you get the sense he knows there is still more to come from his side.

Southampton keeper Davis backed to step into Forster breach

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

Kelvin Davis has been backed to perform for as long as is needed after his heroics from the bench following Fraser Forster’s injury against Burnley.

Koeman plays down Champions League hopes

Daily Echo:

7:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

Ronald Koeman played down his side’s Champions League chances and insisted he is hoping seventh place will be good enough for the Europa League.

Pelle 'thinking too much' over goal chances

Daily Echo:

7:00am Monday 23rd March 2015

Ronald Koeman praised Graziano Pelle’s all-round performance against Burnley but feels the striker is thinking too much when he gets a chance.

Southampton 2-0 Burnley: Long on song for super Saints

Daily Echo:

4:56pm Saturday 21st March 2015

Shane Long repaid Ronald Koeman’s faith in him by scoring as Saints defeated Burnley 2-0 at St Mary’s.

Southampton keeper Forster taken to hospital

Daily Echo:

4:24pm Saturday 21st March 2015

Fraser Forster has been taken to hospital with suspected knee ligament damage.

Southampton star Tadic 'needs to shoot more'

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Dusan Tadic is returning to top form again – but has told him he needs to shoot more.

Hobbs fears for career

Daily Echo:

10:52pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Injured Southampton boxer Chris Hobbs is facing a nervous wait to hear whether he will be able to resume his quest for titles.

Long must wait to see if he keeps place in Southampton side

Daily Echo: Shane Long

7:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Shane Long has won praise from Ronald Koeman but will have to wait to see if he retains his place in the side to face Burnley after a positive reaction from the dropped Graziano Pelle.

'Bertrand's day will come' after England squad snub for Southampton star

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Ronald Koeman has told Ryan Bertrand to remain patient after another England snub from Roy Hodgson.

Koeman: Southampton face 'Mission Impossible'

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 20th March 2015

Ronald Koeman has branded the 2015 fixture schedule as “impossible” and believes players may suffer injuries as a result.

Saints closing in on European football

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

3:54pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes that Saints are only five or six wins away from European football.

Elia fit for Southampton return

Daily Echo: Eljero Elia

3:47pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Eljero Elia is fit to return to the Saints squad to face Burnley on Saturday.

Bertrand suffers England snub

Daily Echo:

12:24pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Ryan Bertrand has been overlooked by Roy Hodgson for the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy.

Wanyama walking yellow card tightrope for Southampton

Daily Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Victor Wanyama is walking a disciplinary tightrope as he attempts to avoid an untimely two game ban.

COMMENT: Long proves his worth in central striker role

Daily Echo: Shane Long

6:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Shane Long has been itching for a chance to prove himself this season and he grabbed it with both hands at Chelsea.

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: The verdict

Daily Echo:

9:36am Monday 16th March 2015

A point against Chelsea was important for Saints - but perhaps not as crucial as their performance.

Koeman backs ref on Chelsea v Saints decisions

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 16th March 2015

Ronald Koeman backed referee Mike Dean after he awarded Saints a first half penalty in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

Southampton's draw at Chelsea a victory for Koeman choices

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 16th March 2015

Saints’ draw at Chelsea was a victory for Ronald Koeman.

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: Koeman backs Saints belief

Daily Echo:

4:35pm Sunday 15th March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes that Saints’ draw at Chelsea was built on the unshakeable belief of his side.

Southampton snap up Huddersfield's Wilson

Daily Echo: Les Reed

7:00pm Saturday 14th March 2015

Ross Wilson has been appointed as Southampton’s new director of scouting and recruitment.

Saints' away days in Davos forge bonds

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes there might be a few bruised egos in the Saints squad after their team bonding trip to Davos – but feels it has set them up for a good run-in.

Koeman: There's no good time to face Chelsea

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

Ronald Koeman has dismissed the theory that Saints are facing Chelsea at a good time.

Southampton feel benefit of Davos trip despite mishaps

Daily Echo:

3:17pm Friday 13th March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes there might be a few bruised egos in the Saints squad after their team bonding trip to Davos but feels it has set them up for a good run-in.

Southampton can grab historic opportunity

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

11:55am Thursday 12th March 2015

As this season enters the final furlong, Saints are moving increasingly close to securing a sensational place in Europe.

Southampton star set for Fabregas showdown

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

4:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Morgan Schneiderlin will get another chance to prove he is among Europe’s best midfielders as he goes head-to-head with Cesc Fabregas this weekend.

Clock ticking on Schneiderlin's Southampton future?

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 10th March 2015

Morgan Schneiderlin believes he has become a better player for staying at Saints this season, but tying him down to a new long term contract at St Mary's looks unlikely.

Mane's winners could mean Southampton recoup his transfer fee

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 9th March 2015

Sadio Mane is set to repay his transfer fee in his first season at St Mary’s.

Seager and Gallagher send goal reminder to Southampton boss Koeman

Daily Echo:

7:52am Friday 6th March 2015

Ryan Seager and Sam Gallagher sent a message 750 miles to Ronald Koeman as they fired Saints to the final of the Under-21 Premier League Cup last night.

Seager's 14 minute hat-trick seals Southampton Cup final spot

Daily Echo:

9:23pm Thursday 5th March 2015

If a lack of goals in first team matches has proven frustrating for Saints fans of late, then those who ventured out to support the under-21s in action at St Mary’s could not register such a complaint.

Saints U21s aiming for cup final spot tonight

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

Ryan Seager wants to top off a memorable few weeks by taking a big step towards a major piece of silverware.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace: The verdict

Daily Echo:

11:43am Wednesday 4th March 2015

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how a goal comes, just so long as it does. This was one of those occasions.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace: Koeman hails "key" win

Daily Echo:

10:54pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Ronald Koeman believes Saints’ win over Crystal Palace could prove to be a key moment in his side’s push for Europe.

Koeman unsure if Rodriguez will return this season

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez has scored 21 league goals in two seasons for Southampton. Picture: Action Images

5:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Ronald Koeman is unsure whether Jay Rodriguez will play for Saints this season.

Southampton to seek answer on Clyne's future

Daily Echo:

10:30pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Saints will attempt to ascertain the future of Nathaniel Clyne over the next week-and-a-half.

Southampton heading to Switzerland for team-building trip

Daily Echo:

4:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Saints are set to jet off for a snowy break in Switzerland once tonight’s game against Crystal Palace is out of the way to partake in some team bonding before the final ten games of the season.

Southampton manager Koeman targets five wins for Europe

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

2:06pm Monday 2nd March 2015

Ronald Koeman is targeting five wins from Saints’ remaining 11 games to secure European qualification.

West Brom 1-0 Southampton: The verdict

Daily Echo:

9:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

Read chief sports writer Adam Leitch's final verdict on Saints' 1-0 defeat at West Brom, as the club's European hopes took another hit.

Southampton boss Koeman defends system failure

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

Saints boss Ronald Koeman defended his decision to start with three centre halves in the 1-0 loss to West Brom.

Koeman silent on Southampton striker Pelle’s goal drought

Daily Echo: Graziano Pelle

6:00am Monday 2nd March 2015

Ronald Koeman refused to discuss the form of Graziano Pelle as the star striker’s goal drought extended to ten Premier League matches.

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.

Southampton 0-2 Liverpool: The verdict

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.

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