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New boy Toby has one of the best Premier League debuts of the weekend

Daily Echo:

8:43pm Sunday 14th September 2014

The fast and furious finale to transfer deadline day might be fading in the memory but this weekend gave the last-minute new boys their first chance to make an impression.

Koeman praise for his "great" Saints

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

6:02pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Ronald Koeman hailed a “great” Saints performance as they demolished Newcastle 4-0 at St Mary’s.

Saints hammer Newcastle to move into top four

Daily Echo:

5:10pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Saints moved into the top four of the Premier League with a convincing 4-0 victory over Newcastle at St Mary’s.

Saints 4 Newcastle 0

Daily Echo: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

1:47pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Updates from Saints' 4-0 demolition of Newcastle United in this afternoon's Premier League match at St Mary's.

Francis Benali completes his 1,000 mile run

Daily Echo:

3:58pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FRANNY BENALI has completed his epic 1,000 mile run, as he triumphantly returned to Southampton this afternoon.

Saints beat Newcastle 4-0 picture gallery

Daily Echo:

5:31pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Pictures from Saints 4-0 victory over Newcastle

End is finally in sight for Benali's epic 1,000 mile run

Daily Echo:

12:31pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SAINTS chairman Ralph Krueger this morning joined club legend Franny Benali as his epic challenge nears the finish line.

Krueger: Saints are stronger after "dream summer"

Daily Echo:

10:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger believes the club ended up enjoying a “dream summer” and that they are now in an even stronger position than they were last season.

Pardew can see 'the bigger picture' as he tries to head off another revolt ahead of Saints trip

Daily Echo:

7:48am Friday 12th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists he can see the bigger picture as he tries to head off a yet another revolt on Tyneside.

Le Tiss offers to carry Benali on charity run

Daily Echo:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Saints legend Matt Le Tissier said he would carry his great friend Francis Benali to the finish line as he reached one of his darkest hours in Benali’s Big Run.

Koeman: Boruc still has a role to play at Saints

Daily Echo: Artur Boruc

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Artur Boruc has reiterated his disappointment at finding himself out of the first team reckoning at Saints but has been told by Ronald Koeman that the door is still open if he wants to try and force his way back into the team.

Now the real puzzle begins for Ron

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The transfer window is shut, and Ronald Koeman’s Saints squad is finally set.

Mane faces race against time to make debut

Daily Echo:

3:36pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Ronald Koeman admits he won’t know until tomorrow whether new signing Sadio Mane will be able to make his debut against Newcastle at St Mary’s on Saturday.

Koeman praise for professional Schneiderlin

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin

3:48pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Ronald Koeman has hailed Morgan Schneiderlin’s professionalism after the French midfielder remained a Saints player at the close of the transfer window.

Pards defiant over future ahead of Saints clash

Daily Echo: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

5:29pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is remaining defiant as he attempts to head off a fresh crisis ahead of this weekend’s trip to former club Saints.

Benali hits Arsenal and Tottenham on big day in London

Daily Echo:

10:04am Thursday 11th September 2014

SAINTS legend Franny Benali chalked off two more grounds this morning on his remarkable charity run to all the Premier League stadiums.

Mane on target again for Senegal

Daily Echo:

10:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

Saints' newest signing, Sadio Mane, set Senegal on their way to an African Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Botswana last night.

I ran just three miles with Franny - and I'm exhausted!

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

I ran three of Saints legend Francis Benali’s 1,000-mile quest to run between all 20 Premier League clubs.

Benali's Big Run Photo Gallery

Daily Echo:

11:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

The Daily Echo has been following Francis Benali's progress as he enters London and runs to all six London Premier League grounds. Click on our picture gallery which will be updated throughout today until he reaches Selhurst Park home of Crystal Palace, his last destination before St Mary's Stadium.

Charlie’s plea to back Benali

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

QPR striker Charlie Austin has spoken of admiration for Francis Benali and is urging people to donate to Cancer Research UK.

The man who keeps Franny on the right track

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Francis Benali’s navigator on his epic 1,000-mile challenge admits they’ve not gone wrong once in more than 800 miles through countryside and cities so far.

Saints chairman to join Benali for final leg of charity run

Daily Echo: Ralph Krueger

5:47pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has announced that he will join Franny Benali on the final leg of Benali’s Big Run this Saturday.

Le Tissier joins Benali as ex-Saint's remarkable charity run reaches London

Daily Echo:

3:46pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Matt Le Tissier joined great friend Francis Benali again today as the latter's phenomenal charity run reached the streets of the capital.

Saints legends unite on Benali's Big Run

Daily Echo:

11:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali has been a labelled a “phenomenon, crackers and insane” by fellow club icon and dear friend Matthew Le Tisser as he looks to visit five Premier Stadiums in one day in an attempt to complete his 1,000-mile running challenge.

First start on hold for Saints new boy

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Sadio Mane may have to wait for a first Saints start with a gruelling international journey all but ruling him out of a full debut against Newcastle.

Amazing scoring record of Saints' midfield new boys

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic are hoping to provide the midfield goalscoring firepower that Ronald Koeman craves.

'Jog dog' boost for Benali

Daily Echo:

4:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Francis Benali has been joined by one special pedigree chum who has given him a giant boost as he tries to complete Benali’s Big Run.

Rollercoaster ride alongside Franny's run

Daily Echo:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali’s son Luke admits that every day has been a “rollercoaster” as he helps his dad to run complete Benali’s Big Run.

Saints fans urged to back Benali

Daily Echo:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Saints fan Adrian Lutman joined Franny Benali on his epic 1,000-mile run and is urging his fellow supporters to join him and get behind the former Dell favourite.

Toby ready to seize Saints chance

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Toby Alderweireld believes he won’t have to wait long for his chance to shine at Saints – but admits he has to perform to stay in the team.

Le Tiss to join Benali's epic run once more


3:08pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Saints legend Matt Le Tissier has confirmed that he will join former teammate Francis Benali for another stint of his 1,000 mile run between all the Premier League grounds.

Hants chairman Bransgrove stumps up four figure sum to support Benali

Daily Echo: Rod Bransgrove

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Hampshire cricket chairman Rod Bransgrove has donated £1,000 in a show of support for Francis Benali.

A holiday flavour to happy Franny’s incredible journey

Daily Echo:

7:10am Tuesday 9th September 2014

You’d have been forgiven for thinking it was the Benali countryside family holiday.

Franny's 'a freak of nature' say his medical team

Daily Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali is a freak of nature in the eyes of sports medical professionals.

Ward-Prowse impresses U21 boss Southgate

Daily Echo:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

England under-21 boss Gareth Southgate says he is pleased with James Ward-Prowse’s effort for his side, despite the Saints midfielder being banned for tonight’s Euro qualifier in Moldova.

Redknapp's Hoops urged to comply with FFP rules

Daily Echo: Harry Redknapp's side have underachieved this term considering the investment made. Picture: Action Images

2:55pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

QPR risk being refused entry back into the Championship if the club refuse to comply with a huge expected fine for breaching financial fair play rules, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey has warned.

Injury blow for Magpies boss Pardew ahead of St Mary’s return

Daily Echo: NOT A GOOD SEASON: Alan Pardew

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been dealt a major blow as summer signing Siem de Jong could be sidelined for months by injury.

Former Saints boss Hoddle fears England disaster

Daily Echo: Glenn Hoddle has given Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino his back. Picture: Action Images

6:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Former Saints and England manager Glenn Hoddle believes it would be a disaster if the Three Lions lost their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

Benali enters the 'home straight'

Daily Echo:

8:00am Monday 8th September 2014

SAINTS legend Francis Benali said the thought of arriving back “home” at St Mary’s is driving him on as he enters the final six days of his gruelling 1,000-mile charity run.

Transfer turbulence sees end of summer of change

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:13pm Sunday 7th September 2014

It was a transfer window nobody connected with Saints will forget in a hurry.

Saints face off in international clash

Daily Echo: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

9:58pm Sunday 7th September 2014

SAINTS midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and teammate Dusan Tadic faced off against each other for their respective national sides tonight.

Brecon joy for Benali

Daily Echo:

8:56pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE beauty of the Brecon Beacons inspired Franny Benali on the latest leg of his Big Run.

Saints legend Le Tissier can't believe he's heading for Fratton Park

Daily Echo: Matt Le Tissier

12:36pm Friday 5th September 2014

SAINTS legend Matt Le Tissier will be taking his ear plugs with him tomorrow after being told the location of a documentary he is taking part in.

Emotional day for Saints legend Franny as fans hail his charity running exploits on social media

Daily Echo:

8:12am Friday 5th September 2014

SAINTS legend Franny Benali last night fell into his son Luke’s arms as he finished the latest stretch of his remarkable charity run.

De Jong ruled out of Saints game

Daily Echo: Siem de Jong Newcastle United-2.jpg

4:27pm Friday 5th September 2014

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been dealt a major blow as summer signing Siem de Jong could be sidelined for months by injury, ruling him out of next weekend’s game with Saints.

Reed trains with England squad

Daily Echo: Harrison Reed on his England under-19 debut last night

3:06pm Friday 5th September 2014

Harrison Reed was given a welcome surprise when he was asked to train with the senior England squad.

Fans backing Saints' transfer window business

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Ronald Koeman and the Saints board have received overwhelming support from the club’s fanbase for the work they conducted during the transfer window.

Exhausted Franny's toughest day so far

Daily Echo:

9:36pm Thursday 4th September 2014

FRANNY Benali collapsed in tears at the end of the toughest day of his 1,000-mile Big Run so far.

Begovic's goal against Saints is a world record

Daily Echo:

10:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic's remarkable long-range goal against Saints last season has earned a place in the Guinness World Records book.

Saints legend Benali heading for Wales

Daily Echo:

7:49am Thursday 4th September 2014

FRANNY Benali is Wales-bound as he continues his extraordinary feat of endurance.

Saints around the web

5 reasons for Saints fans to be optimistic ahead of the new season (link)

View from the Chapel 2:46pm Fri 15 Aug 14

It's been a summer of upheaval for Saints so far, but on the eve of the Premier League season, here are reasons for…

Morgan Schneiderlin ready to repay Southampton after his summer mutiny (link)

Daily Telegraph 10:30pm Sun 14 Sep 14

Frenchman changes his tune and insists he is happy on the south coast after his goal helps Southampton destroy…

Southampton 4-0 Newcastle United (link)

BBC Sport 5:36pm Sat 13 Sep 14

Italian striker Graziano Pelle scores twice as Southampton overwhelm a poor Newcastle side at St Mary's Stadium.

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