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Saints new boy set to face Cherries

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

New signing Dusan Tadic should return to action for Saints tonight, while wantaway defender Dejan Lovren may also have to make the short trip to Bournemouth.

Covers on ahead of Ageas Bowl Test - to keep the sun off!

Daily Echo:

9:56am Friday 25th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE groundsman Nigel Gray has had the Ageas Bowl Test wicket under covers – to keep the sun off!

Briggs: Buttler was a future England player, aged 11

Daily Echo: STAR MAN: Jos Buttler on the way to reaching 47 from only 16 balls

9:40am Friday 25th July 2014

YOU could forgive Danny Briggs for feeling a little envious when Jos Buttler makes his Test debut at The Ageas Bowl.

Saints duo set for first appearances of pre-season

Daily Echo: boruc man utd.JPG

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc and playmaker Gaston Ramirez could both make their first appearances of pre-season, as Saints head to Bournemouth tonight.

ECB will cover Hampshire tickets losses after poor sales

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE biggest marketing campaign in Hampshire Cricket history has ensured a near-capacity crowd will watch the first day of the third Test between England and India.

Hill's 'friendly' fury

Daily Echo: Richard Hill

5:00am Friday 25th July 2014

RICHARD Hill will be having a long, hard think about next summer’s pre-season programme after apologising to his Eastleigh players for “putting them through” Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Billericay Town.

Dani King: I’m ready to battle teammates

Daily Echo: Dani King celebrating winning gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games

11:06am Friday 25th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE’S queen of cycling, Dani King, is hoping to add a first Commonwealth Games title to her Olympic crown.

Long Jump into the unknown

Daily Echo: Picture: Action Images

11:13am Friday 25th July 2014

RINGWOOD’S Bethany Woodward is welcoming the chance to move out of her “comfort zone” going into this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Natasha’s perfect send off

Daily Echo: Dame Ellen MacArthur

11:10am Friday 25th July 2014

INSPIRATIONAL sailor Natasha Lambert had a send off to remember from legends Dame Ellen MacArthur and Geoff Holt.

Willis wins Commonwealth bronze

Daily Echo:

10:58am Friday 25th July 2014

Hampshire swimmer Andrew Willis won bronze for Team England in the 200m breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games.

Massive few days ahead for Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove

Daily Echo: Rod Bransgrove

7:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

IT won’t only be Alastair Cook under the spotlight when the England v India Test series moves onto the outskirts of Southampton this weekend.

Liverpool boss forced to defend huge transfer fee paid for ex-Saints skipper Adam Lallana

Daily Echo: Adam Lallana celebrates at Craven Cottage

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has defended the amount of money he had to splash out to sign Saints captain Adam Lallana.

Koeman given 'hands-off' warning over Dutch ace

Daily Echo: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ronald Koeman looks unlikely to be reunited with his former centre-half Ron Vlaar this summer.

Hampshire ace Hannah aiming to make up for Delhi heartache

Daily Echo:

8:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

Hampshire table tennis star Hannah Hicks is looking to avenge the bronze medal heartbreak of the Commonwealth Games four years ago in Delhi.

Saints bottom of the Premier League pre season air miles table

Daily Echo:

7:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

SAINTS will clock up the fewest air miles this pre season of any Premier League club.

Southampton ace Alex gets England off to winning start in Commonwealth Games

Daily Echo:

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GOALscorer Alex Danson insists the England women’s hockey team’s hard-fought victory over Wales in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games this afternoon demonstrates how desperate they are to restore some pride this summer.

Hampshire batsman James Vince named in England Lions one day squad

Daily Echo: James Vince.

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE batsman James Vince has been named in the England Lions squad for their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.

RUMOUR MILL, July 24 - Saints linked with midfield trio as Koeman eyes new signings

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with yet another of his former stars at Feyenoord.

Ex-Saints target Astori staying in Italy

Daily Echo: Davide Astori

7:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER Saints target Davide Astori has signed a three-year contract extension with Cagliari.

Saints sign teenage Torquay keeper

Daily Echo: Saints draw

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints have signed 15-year-old goalkeeper Neal Osborn from Torquay United.

Ground boost for Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Richard Hill

4:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CONFERENCE Premier new boys Eastleigh have got the green light for phase two of their ground development.

Sam's the man for Town

Daily Echo: Sam Argent has moved from Whitchurch to Hartley Wintney.

2:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER Saints trainee Sam Argent has signed non-contract forms for Conference South outfit Basingstoke Town.

Totton cancel Slough friendly

Daily Echo: AFC Totton's Testwood Stadium home

10:53am Thursday 24th July 2014

AFC TOTTON have had to call off Saturday’s home friendly against Slough Town.

Celtic desperate to keep Saints target Fraser Forster

Daily Echo:

7:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Celtic boss Ronny Deila hasstressed his desire to keep Saints target Fraser Forster at Celtic Park.

Fonte in line for Saints captaincy

Daily Echo: Jose Fonte celebrates his goal against Arsenal

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jose Fonte is the leading contender to replace Adam Lallana as Saints’ team captain this season – while a new deal is set to be offered to the defender.

Wort aims to impress Beattie

Daily Echo: Lee Wort

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Lee Wort is keen to show Accrington Stanley manager and ex-Saints striker James Beattie his goal-scoring abilities as he attempts to engineer a switch from Sholing during a weeklong trial at the Crown Ground.

Vlaar going nowhere, says Villa boss

Daily Echo: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that defender Ron Vlaar will not be leaving the club this summer, despite being linked to Saints.

Luke Shaw: I won't buckle under huge pressure at Old Trafford

Daily Echo: Luke Shaw in action against Costa Rica

7:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

New Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists he will not buckle under the pressure of playing for a club that he believes is the biggest in the world.

Saints game off

Daily Echo: Southampton Football Club badge

5:11pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EASTLEIGH’S friendly against Saints development squad has been postponed to a later date.

Hawks pull out of Sholing friendly

Daily Echo: FORMER CHERRIES MANAGER: Lee Bradbury

3:22pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HAVANT & Waterlooville have pulled out of next Tuesday's scheduled pre-season friendly at Sholing.

Sholing are the Wembley head boys

Daily Echo: Barry Mason

12:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEW defensive signing Stuart Mott continued his pre-season scoring streak as FA Vase winners Sholing edged the battle of the Wembley finalists 4-3 against Gosport Borough on Tuesday, watched by a 156 crowd.

Record-breaking Coles stuns Essex

Daily Echo:

9:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MATT Coles blasted Hampshire’s fastest-ever T20 fifty to keep alive the county’s hopes of a home quarter-final.

Saints set for new Forster bid after Celtic reject opening offer

Daily Echo: Fraser Forster

5:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Saints are set to launch a second bid for Celtic keeper Fraser Forster, after having an initial offer turned down.

Lovren can join Reds if price is right - Koeman

Daily Echo: Dejan Lovren

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ronald Koeman has told Liverpool they will have to increase their bid for Dejan Lovren if they want to sign him this summer.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Koeman linked with another of his former Feyenoord stars

Daily Echo:

7:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with a move for another of his former Feyenoord stars.

Buttler set for Ageas Bowl Test debut

Daily Echo: STAR MAN: Jos Buttler on the way to reaching 47 from only 16 balls

10:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JOS Buttler is set to make his Test debut at The Ageas Bowl following Matt Prior’s decision to stand down for the rest of the season.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Saints reported to bid £7.5m for England keeper Fraser Forster

Daily Echo:

11:08am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS are reported to have made a £7.5m bid for England goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Saints' transfer rumour round-up - Summer 2014

Daily Echo: Will any new contracts be signed at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium in January?

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

It's that time of year again, as football's semi annual rumour mill goes into overdrive amid speculation of multi-million deals as clubs bid for glory.

Cook heads to Ageas Bowl determined to silence critics

Daily Echo: Alastair Cook

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Alastair Cook will arrive at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl later this week experiencing the toughest moments of his professional career.

Former Bristol City winger quick to impress Eastleigh boss Hill

Daily Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHETHER Marlon Jackson will do enough to earn himself an Eastleigh squad number in the Conference Premier this season remains to be seen.

Roberts on the move to Poole

Daily Echo: Luke Roberts

11:11am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AFC TOTTON are set to lose home-grown attacking talent Luke Roberts to Poole Town.

Pavey aiming for place in record books in Hampshire

Daily Echo: Tiverton Olympian Jo Pavey

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Trailblazing Jo Pavey will be aiming for a place in the record books when she bids to complete a hat-trick of victories in Hampshire later this year.

Battle of Wembley finalists at Silverlake Arena

Daily Echo: Marvin McLean (right)

4:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FA VASE winners Sholing should have a more familiar look about them for tonight’s friendly battle of the Wembley finalists at the Silverlake Arena (7.45pm).

Saints' perfect start to pre-season continues at Swindon

Daily Echo:

10:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

Saints made it three wins from three in pre-season, as Jos Hooiveld's goal earned them a 1-0 victory at Swindon.

Swindon v Saints

Daily Echo: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

7:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Welcome to live coverage of Saints' first pre-season friendly of the season.

Lovren on the brink of joining Saints exodus to Anfield

Daily Echo:

8:33pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DEJAN Lovren could soon become the third Saints player to move to Liverpool this summer.

Comment: Encouraging signs for youthful Saints

Daily Echo:

10:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT is hard to believe only four years have passed since Saints twice lost at Swindon Town’s County Ground in League One.

Saints youngsters impress the boss

Daily Echo:

11:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

Ronald Koeman was pleased with his side’s performance in the friendly victory at Swindon.

Targett backed to fill Shaw void

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali insists young left back Matt Targett can replace fellow teen Luke Shaw in the Saints first team in 2014/15.

Town keen on deal for Saints youngster

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SAINTS youngster Jack Stephens returns to Swindon Town tonight – and the hosts don’t want him to go back to Hampshire after the game!




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