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Saints reach 25-point milestone in record time

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

Saints have shattered their previous best start to a season and already secured more points at the start of November than they have managed until March in previous years.

Second knee op puts Jay-Rod on course for New Year return to Saints side

Daily Echo:

12:10am Friday 21st November 2014

Jay Rodriguez is set for a New Year return to the Saints side after having to undergo a second operation on his injured knee.

Saints duo walk tightrope over yellow cards

Daily Echo: Graziano Pelle

7:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

Graziano Pelle and Morgan Schneiderlin will be walking a disciplinary tightrope as Saints head into a vital run of fixtures.

Fonte makes international debut as Saints stars shine

Daily Echo:

10:57pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

Jose Fonte had an international debut to remember as he helped Portugal to a famous victory over Argentina.

Saints to lose Mane for a month after Senegal qualify

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

7:05pm Saturday 15th November 2014

Saints are set to lose Sadio Mane for around a month early next year after he helped Senegal qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Is Clyne finally set to become Saints' fifth Lion in a year?

Daily Echo:

7:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

Nathaniel Clyne is today set to become the fifth Saints player to make his England debut in little over a year.

Can Mane help put Senegal into Africa finals?

Daily Echo: Sadio Mane

7:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

Sadio Mane could cap a fine week by helping Senegal qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Bookies back-pedalling after Saints' super start

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7:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

Saints not only have Premier League defences running scared this season, but the bookies too.

Davis ruled out by hamstring injury

Daily Echo:

12:56pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

Saints midfielder Steven Davis has been ruled out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania by a hamstring injury, the Irish Football Association has announced.

£39m investment is just the start for Saints technical director

Daily Echo:

9:09am Tuesday 11th November 2014

Saints may be at the cutting edge of technology after unveiling their redeveloped Staplewood training ground, but Martin Hunter believes you can still smell and taste the atmosphere they are striving for.

Koeman welcomes 'good timing' of international break

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 11th November 2014

Ronald Koeman believes the latest international break has come at a good time for his side.

Hitman Long fires Saints into winning position as he hits the goal trail

Daily Echo:

12:43pm Monday 10th November 2014

RONALD Koeman admitted goalscoring hero Shane Long has taken time to adapt to his new role at Saints.

'Nothing is impossible' says Koeman on Saints winning the title

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6:00am Monday 10th November 2014

"NOTHING is impossible." That's what Saints manager Ronald Koeman had to say when asked about his team's title credentials

Saints hopeful on Davis injury

Daily Echo:

5:53pm Saturday 8th November 2014

Saints will assess Steven Davis’ injury tomorrow but are optimistic he will only be sidelined for a week or two.

Koeman backs Saints to keep "surprise" going

Daily Echo:

5:50pm Saturday 8th November 2014

Ronald Koeman hailed his “fantastic” Saints as they fought to ensure another three points to keep themselves second in the Premier League table.

European football is ‘next step’ for Saints

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

Ronald Koeman believes European football is the next logical step for Saints but insists his players need to maintain their ambition every single day to achieve it.

Koeman: Still more to come from Tadic

Daily Echo: Onn song: Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates the fifth goal with key man Dusan Tadic against defeated Sunderland

8:00am Friday 7th November 2014

Dusan Tadic can still get 20 per cent better according to Saints boss Ronald Koeman.

Pearson staying positive ahead of Saints clash

Daily Echo: LEICESTER MANAGER: Nigel Pearson

7:00am Friday 7th November 2014

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson insists there is no need for any negativity around his side despite them dropping into the bottom three.

Koeman: We can handle greater expectations

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7:00am Friday 7th November 2014

Ronald Koeman believes his players can handle the expectation that has come as a result of their fantastic start to the season.

Clyne in shoot-out with ex-Saint Chambers for England spot

Daily Echo: Nathaniel Clyne

8:00am Friday 7th November 2014

Nathaniel Clyne will again have to try and force his way past former Saints teammate Calum Chambers if he is to win his first England cap.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman assesses the club's title prospects

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

4:24pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Ronald Koeman believes the Premier League title is a two horse race between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Saints play down Dybala link

Daily Echo: RIVAL: Ronald Koeman

4:16pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Ronald Koeman says Saints have no interest in signing Paulo Dybala.

Legacy of the man who saved Saints will live on

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

Katharina Liebherr paid tribute to her late father Markus as she unveiled a lasting tribute to the man who saved Saints.

State of the art training ground is a fitting tribute to Markus Liebherr’s vision

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

It would be virtually impossible to be anything other than utterly blown away by Saints’ new state of the art training ground.

Saints thinking inside the Box

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

Going to visit a room named the “Black Box” conjures up an intriguing set of mental images.

All together for future

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

Martin Hunter believes it was important that both the academy and first team were accommodated on the same site when Staplewood was redeveloped.

Your guide to Saints' new Staplewood training complex

Daily Echo:

10:30pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

Your guide to Saints’ new Staplewood:

Saints unveil tribute to saviour Markus Liebherr at £40m Staplewood redevelopment

Daily Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Saints have this morning unveiled a lasting tribute to their late owner after naming the main building at their state of the art training ground the ‘Markus Liebherr Pavilion.’

Saints set to unveil £30m Staplewood revamp

Daily Echo: Staplewood

6:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Saints will unveil their £30m Staplewood redevelopment to the world this morning and can now boast one of the finest training facilities in football.

Ron turns thoughts to Europe for high-flying Saints

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7:00am Monday 3rd November 2014

Ronald Koeman says his Saints side are relishing the high expectations their flying start to the season has brought, and believes they have a chance of playing European football next year.

Koeman lavish in his praise for Wanyama

Daily Echo: Victor Wanyama

7:23pm Sunday 2nd November 2014

Ronald Koeman hailed his “amazing” match winner Victor Wanyama after the midfielder drove Saints to victory at Hull.

Koeman proud of battling Saints but laughs off title challenge

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:50pm Saturday 1st November 2014

Ronald Koeman said he was proud of his players as they battled to a 1-0 win at Hull but laughed off suggestions Saints could be genuine title contenders this season.

Having a settled squad pleases Ron

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman.JPG

10:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Ronald Koeman believes his new Saints side look like a team that have been playing together for two years rather than two months.

Koeman confident Saints are up with Premier League's best

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Ronald Koeman believes there are few teams better than Saints in the Premier League this season.

Koeman hails his fighting Saints

Daily Echo:

10:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Ronald Koeman hailed the spirit of his Saints team as they withstood a physical onslaught from Stoke to make it into the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Saints handed quarter-final trip to the Blades

Daily Echo:

10:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Saints face yet another away tie in the Capital One Cup after they were handed a trip to Sheffield United in the quarter-finals.

Couzens stokes up the heat ahead of fight with Hobbs

Daily Echo: Sammy Couzens

12:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Sam Couzens has lit the blue touch paper for his rematch with Chris Hobbs by insisting he didn’t underestimate his opponent in their drawn first fight – he just didn’t train for it.

Ron's expecting more of the same from Stoke

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Ronald Koeman doesn’t expect any surprises when Saints face Stoke for the second time in a matter of days.

Garner heads to Russia

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Watch out Russia, Garner is coming Ryan Garner will attempt to achieve the rare feat of winning back-to-back European Junior Championship titles after being selected to represent England in Russia.

Delight for Mane's first goal - and this one won't be taken away

Daily Echo:

6:07pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Ronald Koeman was delighted that Sadio Mane finally got his first goal for Saints.

Stoke win sweeter than Sunderland thrashing for Koeman

Daily Echo:

5:57pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Ronald Koeman said Saints’ 1-0 victory over Stoke was a sweeter win than the thumping of Sunderland.

Tadic can help Saints to top-six finish

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6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Dusan Tadic can allow Saints to dream of a top six finish if he continues his current form.

Hughes recalls past Koeman meetings

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

MARK Hughes and Ronald Koeman will be shaking hands for about the fourth time in their distinguished footballing careers this afternoon.

Saints get a video nasty

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Saints may have beaten Sunderland 8-0 last weekend but that still didn’t stop Ronald Koeman giving his side a dressing down when they returned to training.

Few changes as Saints face testing time

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Ronald Koeman expects to make few changes to his side despite facing a testing three games in the space of a week.

Koeman wants to make Bertrand deal permanent

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Ryan Bertrand will become a permanent Saints signing if Ronald Koeman gets his way.

Hill back on track for title tilt

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Tony Hill hopes to be back on track for title glory.

Hobbs will leave nothing to chance for Couzens rematch

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Chris Hobbs insists he will leave nothing to chance second time around after his much-anticipated rematch against Sam Couzens was confirmed.

Saints won't rest on laurels after 8-0 win

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

4:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ronald Koeman insists Saints won’t take their foot off the gas in the wake of their 8-0 win over Sunderland.

Hill ready to make his comeback

Daily Echo: Tony Hill floors Thomas Krugar during the professional boxing show at the Guildhall.

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Tony Hill is targeting a run to the British title as he returns to the ring after the cut that stalled his progress.

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