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Ex-Saint Adkins shrugs off Reading sack fears after dismal night back on the south coast

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins

7:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER Saints manager Nigel Adkins shrugged off fears for his job after Reading extended their winless run to seven games with a 3-0 defeat at play-off hopefuls Bournemouth.

Ex-Saint David McGoldrick hailed as 'one of the best strikers in the Championship'

Daily Echo: David McGoldrick misses from the spot

2:02pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Manager Mick McCarthy hailed ex-Saint David McGoldrick as one of the best strikers in the Championship after the in-form frontman helped Ipswich to their fourth consecutive win.

Ex-Saint Adams leaves Port Vale

Daily Echo: Micky Adams.jpg

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ex-Saint Micky Adams has stepped down as manager of Port Vale.

Cherries draw Exeter in Capital One Cup

4:26pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Bournemouth will host Exeter City in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Tubbs joins Dons on loan

Daily Echo: Matt Tubbs celebrates scoring at Walsall. Picture by James Boardman

5:21pm Monday 16th June 2014

BOURNEMOUTH striker Matt Tubbs has joined AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan.

Clubs to give 'B' league thumbs down

Daily Echo: The Premier League badge

2:29pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Football League clubs are expected to give Greg Dyke's controversial 'B league' proposals the thumbs down at their summer meeting in Portugal on Thursday.

Ex-Saints boss Nigel Pearson honoured

Daily Echo: Nigel Pearson is hoping for a party performance from promoted Leicester

7:43am Tuesday 13th May 2014

FORMER Saints boss Nigel Pearson was honoured last night when he was named the Sky Bet Football League Championship Manager of the Year award.

Former Wessex League striker takes Harry Redknapp's QPR to Championship play off final

Daily Echo: Charlie Austin who scored QPR's first goal against Wanderers

7:40am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Harry Redknapp admitted former Wessex League ace Charlie Austin is his Rolls Royce after the striker fired QPR to Wembley.

Ex-Saints boss set for Forest role

Daily Echo: Steve Wigley

11:04am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Fulham have confirmed the departure of Under-18 team manager Steve Wigley, paving the way for him to become Stuart Pearce's assistant at Nottingham Forest.

Winchester-born Brian Stock released by Premier League newcomers

Daily Echo: Brian Stock

5:25pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

WINCHESTER-born midfielder Brian Stock is one of four Burnley players who will not be offered new contracts by the Premier League newcomers.

Adkins upbeat after Reading miss out

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins.jpg

2:40pm Sunday 4th May 2014

Reading manager Nigel Adkins has vowed that his team will bounce back next season after the last-gasp disappointment of missing out on the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

Adkins prepares for "great day"

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins has said sorry to Reading's fans after his team were beaten 6-0 by Peterborough,

1:25pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Reading hold the final ticket to the Championship play-offs in their hands ahead of the final day of the season on Saturday.

Awford appointed Pompey boss

10:32am Thursday 1st May 2014

Portsmouth have appointed Andy Awford as their permanent manager on a one-year rolling contract.

Championship title joy for ex-Saints Nigel Pearson and Dean Hammond

Daily Echo: Dean Hammond

7:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Manager Nigel Pearson never suspected that Leicester would run away with the Sky Bet Championship.

Ex-Saints boss Nigel Adkins' Premier League return dream still alive

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins Reading.jpg

7:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FORMER Saints boss Nigel Adkins’ dream of an instant return to the Premier League remain intact.

Mixed emotions for former Saints

Daily Echo: LEICESTER MANAGER: Nigel Pearson

6:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

ONE former Saints boss is celebrating automatic promotion to the Premier League – but another believes his chance has now gone.

Ex-Saints Pearson and Hammond on brink of Premier League

Daily Echo: Dean Hammond

7:36am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

EX-SAINTS Nigel Pearson and Dean Hammond are on the brink of promotion to the Premier League.

Crisis club Pompey sack Barker

Daily Echo: Richie Barker was confirmed as the new Portsmouth manager yesterday

11:04am Thursday 27th March 2014

Richie Barker has been sacked by Portsmouth after a torrid run of games has left them in relegation peril. 

Pompey nearer drop zone

11:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

POMPEY are now just two points ahead of the League 2 relegation area after crashing 3-0 at leaders Rochdale last night.

Football clubs should be banned from professional leagues unless they publicly reveal their owners, say MPs

2:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Football clubs should be prevented from playing in England's top eight divisions if they fail to publicly reveal their owners, according to a Conservative MP's proposed laws.

Pompey could have a Hampshire derby next season... with Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Richie Barker was confirmed as the new Portsmouth manager yesterday

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

EASTLEIGH and Portsmouth football clubs could tonight take another massive step towards the fixture once considered unimaginable – playing each other in a league derby next season!

Artificial pitches approved for FA Cup

Daily Echo: THE DAILY SPORTS DEBATE: Is the FA Cup still important?

4:14pm Monday 24th March 2014

Artificial pitches will be allowed in all rounds of the FA Cup from next season, the Football Association has announced in a move which could herald a sea-change in attitudes to the surface.

Former Saints boss recovering in hospital

Daily Echo: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson. Picture: Action Images

1:05pm Monday 24th March 2014

Leicester have announced that their manager Nigel Pearson, the former Saints boss, is recovering well and ''in great spirits'' after spending two nights in hospital.

Birmingham boss claims Isle of Wight official 'mocked' his goalkeeper

Daily Echo: James Linington

8:05am Thursday 13th March 2014

Birmingham manager Lee Clark hinted he may report south coast official James Linington after claiming the referee "mocked" club captain Paul Robinson during the 3-3 draw against Burnley last night.

Pompey hope Tesco will improve Fratton Park

Daily Echo: The Fratton End at Fratton Park, Pompey's home ground in Portsmouth

4:16pm Monday 10th February 2014

PLANS to build a supermarket at Portsmouth FC have taken a step forward - with the submission of the planning application which will eventually lead to the club's ground being improved.

League seeking standing review

11:19am Friday 7th February 2014

Football League clubs have called for the Government to review the rule that means stadiums in the Championship must be all-seater but face opposition from Hillsborough campaigners.

Professional football in England will remain on grass pitches only

Daily Echo: Matt Le Tissier in action on Oldham's plastic pitch in 1990

2:30pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Professional football in England will remain on grass pitches only after Football Conference clubs voted against allowing artificial surfaces.

Saints loanee Sharp impresses in great Doncaster victory

Daily Echo: Billy Sharp

10:01pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Doncaster moved four points clear of the drop zone as Saints loanee Billy Sharp made a hero's return in a vital 3-0 win over 10-man Charlton at the Keepmoat Stadium tonight.

Artificial pitches set to return to English football?

Daily Echo: Matt Le Tissier in action on Oldham's plastic pitch in 1990

3:43pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Artificial pitches have been banned in English football for nearly 20 years but a decision will be taken tomorrow which could see the first step towards their re-introduction into the professional game.

Ex-Saint Hammond chalks up another win on record-breaking night for former St Mary's manager

Daily Echo: Dean Hammond

10:37pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

EX-Saints skipper Dean Hammond took another stop towards a second promotion to the Premier League in three seasons tonight.

Southampton-born striker signs for Bolton

Daily Echo: Lukas Jutkiewicz

6:12pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Bolton have signed striker Southampton-born Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan from Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough until the end of the season.

Saints fan Wade Elliott signs for Bristol City

Daily Echo: Wade Elliott

6:17pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

SAINTS fan Wade Elliott has linked up again with his former Burnley boss Steve Cotterill.

Saints striker celebrates league landmark with a goal

Daily Echo: Billy Sharp

6:00am Monday 27th January 2014

SAINTS striker Billy Sharp celebrated the 300th league appearance of his career with a goal on his second debut for Doncaster Rovers.

Cherries home to Liverpool in FA Cup - but Howe is more concerned about Watford

Daily Echo: Cherries manager Eddie Howe

7:40am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says his focus will remain on his team's upcoming Sky Bet Championship fixtures despite having secured a mouth-watering FA Cup fourth-round home tie against Liverpool.

Ex-Saint Simon extends Bristol City stay

Daily Echo: Who will you vote for?

7:51am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Bristol City have agreed a deal to keep ex-Saint Simon Gillett at Ashton Gate for the rest of the 2013/14 campaign.

Poyet hails hat-trick hero Johnson ahead of Saints’ visit

Daily Echo: Gus Poyet was sacked by Albion ten days ago

2:40pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Hat-trick hero Adam Johnson has "no more excuses" not to reach his potential and drag Sunderland to Barclays Premier League safety, according to manager Gus Poyet.

Ings 'going nowhere this month'

Daily Echo: Danny Ings

2:37pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists Winchester-born striker Danny Ings will not be prised away from the club during this transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain can be England’s next Gerrard

Daily Echo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

2:35pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels ex-Saints starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can one day develop into England's next Steven Gerrard.

Ex-Saints boss set for Wednesday job

Daily Echo: Stuart Gray celebrates Sheffield Wednesday's win at Watford. Picture: Action Images

2:32pm Sunday 12th January 2014

EX-SAINTS manager Stuart Gray is hoping to be told he has the Sheffield Wednesday job on a permanent basis.

Ex-Saints star James Beattie's Hampshire return is delayed due to bad weather

Daily Echo: James Beattie

4:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

FORMER Saints star James Beattie has had his return to Hampshire delayed.

Unbeaten record is priceless to Sholing

6:00am Friday 20th December 2013

Sholing boss Dave Diaper is in a calm mood ahead of his side’s challenge to remain unbeaten in the Sydenhams Premier Division in 2013 – even if everyone else at Sholing is getting the jitters!

Former Saints boss given time to prove himself over festive period

Daily Echo: Stuart Gray celebrates Sheffield Wednesday's win at Watford. Picture: Action Images

7:24am Wednesday 18th December 2013

Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has given Owls caretaker boss Stuart Gray the whole festive period to prove himself, starting with tonight's Sky Bet Championship game against Wigan.

Pompey to hold 'match-fixing' meeting with players

Daily Echo: Sam Sodje

4:18pm Monday 9th December 2013

Portsmouth will hold a meeting with their players on Tuesday in the wake of the match-fixing allegations surrounding Sam Sodje.

Pompey appoint Barker and Coppell

Daily Echo: Richie Barker says he does not think Crawley are favourites tonight

10:24am Monday 9th December 2013

Pompey have named Richie Barker as their new manager and Steve Coppell as director of football.

Ex-Saint given permission to speak to Portsmouth about becoming their next manager

Daily Echo: Chris Wilder

2:27pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Oxford United manager and former Saints trainee Chris Wilder has been granted permission to speak to Portsmouth about taking over at Fratton Park.

Pompey sack manager

Daily Echo: Pompey sack Whittingham

6:12pm Monday 25th November 2013

Portsmouth have confirmed manager Guy Whittingham has left his post as manager after the club terminated his contract with immediate effect.

Pompey sack manager

Daily Echo: Guy Whittingham

6:13pm Monday 25th November 2013

POMPEY have sacked manager Guy Whittingham.

Ince handed lengthy ban after south coast flare up

Daily Echo: Blackpool manager Paul Ince. Picture: Action Images

4:20pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

Blackpool manager Paul Ince has been given a five-match stadium ban and a £4,000 fine over his behaviour following his side's match against Bournemouth on September 14.

Football League not keen on Premier League 'feeder club' proposal

Daily Echo: Greg Dyke

2:14pm Friday 20th September 2013

Football League chairman Greg Clarke is concerned a move to set up feeder clubs for Premier League teams may hijack the Football Association's commission which is being set up to find ways to improve the England team.

Paul Ince charged with treble misconduct charge after south coast outbursts

Daily Echo: Paul Ince

10:48am Wednesday 18th September 2013

The Football Association has charged Blackpool manager Paul Ince with three counts of misconduct towards match officials following Saturday's clash with Bournemouth.



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