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SAINTS 2 - LEICESTER 0

Daily Echo: YOU BEAUTY!: Andrew Surman celebrates after slotting home goal number two.

11:53am Thursday 20th July 2006

THERE may well be many questions to be answered at Saints during the summer, but at least there is hope.

CRYSTAL PALACE 2 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: PIGGY-BACK: A Palace player takes a ride on the back of Saints sub Alexander Ostlund.

11:51am Thursday 20th July 2006

If two words could sum up Saints' season they would be 'missed opportunities' - and, boy, did we see the most extreme example at Palace.

SAINTS 2 - MILLWALL 0

Daily Echo: STARLET: Debutant David McGoldrick.

11:50am Thursday 20th July 2006

JUST a few short weeks ago it was pointed out to the Saints squad that plenty of them still had a lot to play for.

STOKE 1 - SAINTS 2

Daily Echo: I'll TALE THAT! Saints keeper Kevin Miller shows his agility to make a good catch under pressure as Stoke chase the game.

11:49am Thursday 20th July 2006

IF THIS is a taste of what is to come for Saints under George Burley next season, then roll on August.

BRIGHTON 0 - SAINTS 2

Daily Echo: GOAL: Ricardo Fuller slots home from ten yards out to open the scoring. Daily Echo picture by Paul Collins

11:48am Thursday 20th July 2006

September 11, 2001. That is the only other time Saints have visited Brighton's makeshift Withdean Stadium.

SAINTS 3 - CARDIFF 2

Daily Echo: OFF THE MARK: Ricardo Fuller gets ready to celebrate his first Saints goal at St Mary's ...

11:46am Thursday 20th July 2006

You could not have blamed Dave Jones for wanting to punch Claus Lundekvam when the pair bumped into each other after the final whistle.

SAINTS 3 - LEEDS 4

Daily Echo: COMEBACK COMPLETE: Liam Miller (no.17) wrong-foots Antti Niemi to win an incredible match for Leeds Pics: Paul Collins.

11:45am Thursday 20th July 2006

THE GOOD times are back at St Mary's.

BURNLEY 1 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: FEET FIRST: Grzegorz Rasiak is at full stretch as he battles for Saints against Burnley. Pictures: Paul Collins

11:43am Thursday 20th July 2006

SAINTS first game at Turf Moor in 28 years ended with the same result as the last - a draw.

LEICESTER 0 - SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: OUT OF MY WAY! Rampaging Saints centre back Michael Svensson goes forward to cause mayhem in the Leicester defence.

11:42am Thursday 20th July 2006

GOALS, goals,goals!

SHEF UTD - 3 SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: GOAL: Saints old boy Neil Shipperley slots home Sheffield United's third to complete Saints' dismal afternoon. Pics: Chris Moorhouse.

11:39am Thursday 20th July 2006

IF THERE was any hint of complacency about Saints before the weekend, it damn well had better have gone now.

SAINTS 2 - STOKE 0

Daily Echo: FINE FORM: Man of the match Neil McCann hits the bar. Pictures: Paul Collins

11:57am Wednesday 14th June 2006

THERE WAS something utterly inevitable about the identity of the man who would break the strikers' scoring duck at St Mary's Theo Walcott, at just 16, seems to be smashing records every week and this was certainly one that needed breaking.

MILWALL 0 - SAINTS 2

Daily Echo: GETTING STUCK IN: Kamil Kosowski and Nigel Quashie. Pictures by Chris Moorhouse.

11:55am Wednesday 14th June 2006

SO JUST what have Saints got in Theo Walcott? A promising youngster? A saviour? The real deal?

SAINTS 1 - WATFORD 3

Daily Echo: CONSOLATION: Peter Madsen gives the Saints fans who stayed to the end something to cheer about with this header.

11:53am Wednesday 14th June 2006

THE fact only 19,202 turned up for this match was an indictment on Saints' season.

LEEDS 2 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: Despondent: Rob Hulse celebrates his goal while Saints' Matt Oakley is rather less impressed. Echo picture by Stuart Martin

11:52am Wednesday 14th June 2006

LAST NIGHT'S match at Leeds will be remembered for three significant things.

CREWE 1 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: POWERLESS: Claus Lundekvam and Danny Higginbotham can only watch as Crewe's leveller hits the back of the net.

11:51am Wednesday 14th June 2006

WHAT A SURREAL weekend in the world of the Saints.

SAINTS 1 - COVENTRY 1

Daily Echo: STOMACH FOR THE JOB: Dexter Blackstock climbs all over Coventry keeper Marton Fulop in his determination to win the ball.

11:48am Wednesday 14th June 2006

EVEN THOUGH much of the excitement has petered out, the end of this season is proving a valuable learning curve for Saints.

PRESTON 1 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: BE WISE: Saints midfield dynamo Dennis Wise is surrounded by Preston players. Pictures: Paul Collins

11:47am Wednesday 14th June 2006

AFTER 18 MONTHS out you could have forgiven Michael Svensson for slowly building himself back up again.

SAINTS 3 - SHEFF WED 0

Daily Echo: SWEET MOMENT: Three minutes after the break and Grzegorz Rasiak virtually makes the game safe with Saints' second goal.

11:46am Wednesday 14th June 2006

WHAT'S THAT old saying about waiting for buses and loads coming along at once?

SAINTS 0 - READING 0

Daily Echo: TWO AGAINST ONE: Saints strikers Kenwyne Jones and Ricardo Fuller get in each other's way. Pictures: Stuart Martin.

11:44am Wednesday 14th June 2006

THIS MATCH report should come with a Government health warning - you may have read this before.

NEWCASTLE 1- SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: SLIDE RULE: Matt Oakley tackles Newcastle's Nolberto Solano. Daily Echo picture by Paul Collins

11:43am Wednesday 14th June 2006

FOOTBALL'S a funny old game, they say - well, it certainly was on Saturday.

SAINTS 0 - PLYMOUTH 0

Daily Echo: CHARGE! Plymouth's David Norris comes flying into a challenge with Tomasz Hajto - and misses the ball!

11:38am Wednesday 14th June 2006

EIGHT league matches unbeaten might look impressive - but right now Saints are going backwards rather than forward.

SAINTS 0 - PRESTON 0

Daily Echo: SHOT IN THE DARK: Jermaine Wright gets in a shot for Saints against Preston at St Mary's last night.

11:37am Wednesday 14th June 2006

STATISTICS can sometimes be misleading - but put into context they always tell a story.

MANSFIELD 1 - SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: GREY DAY: Yoann Folly heads goalwards but Saints eventually paid the price for a lacklustre performance with a soft goal.

11:35am Wednesday 14th June 2006

Relegation from the Premiership to the 'Fizzy Pop' League was bad enough.

READING 2 - SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: 1-0: Leroy Lita wheels away after firing Reading ahead last night

11:33am Wednesday 14th June 2006

SAINTS may not have taken any points at Reading last night - but they could at least take some heart.

DERBY 2 - SAINTS 2

Daily Echo: YELLOW PERIL: Nigel Miller's arm goes into overdrive again as he produces the yellow card to Saints defender Darren Powell.

4:14pm Monday 5th June 2006

IN A week where Saints' strikers and Championship referees have been in the spotlight, one certainly came out of this game with a lot more credit then the other.

SAINTS 0 - DERBY 0

Daily Echo: NICE TOUCH: New Saint Peter Madsen pushes forward against Derby. Pictures: Stuart Martin.

4:11pm Monday 5th June 2006

LOOKING for positives when things seem bleak is not easy. But at Saints there is still one - George Burley.

SAINTS 1 - QPR 1

Daily Echo: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Darren Powell takes on the experienced Paul Furlong

4:07pm Monday 5th June 2006

ANYBODY who thought the Championship was about turning up each week and knocking over inferior teams got a reality check on Saturday.

LEICESTER 0 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: ON A RUN: Darren Potter tries to skip past a Leicester player at the Walkers Stadium. Daily Echo pics: Stuart

4:06pm Monday 5th June 2006

GEORGE BURLEY is not so much tinkering with Saints as virtually starting again.

COVENTRY 1 - SAINT 1

Daily Echo: SO CLOSE: Saints striker Brett Ormerod heads this close-range chance against the bar. Pictures: Paul Collins.

4:04pm Monday 5th June 2006

IT'S a long, hard, gruelling season in the Championship. Phase one is almost over and so far it's going pretty well.

SAINTS 0 - PALACE 0

Daily Echo: MARSHAL: Saints captain for the night Claus Lundekvam holds off Palace livewire Andrew Johnson. Danny Higginbotham looks on.

4:03pm Monday 5th June 2006

IT MIGHT only be temporary but George Burley did Rupert Lowe a big favour last night - and did himself and his squad the world of good, too.

SAINTS 2 - CREWE 0

Daily Echo: JUMP FOR JOY: Djamel Belmadi celebrates his goal as an impressed Harry Redknapp looks on.

4:01pm Monday 5th June 2006

IF there is a team in the Championship this season with a midfield as good as Saints, then I can't wait to see them.

SAINTS 0 - IPSWICH 2

Daily Echo: HEADS I WIN: Darren Powell gets in between the Ipswich defender to power in a header.

4:00pm Monday 5th June 2006

YOU GET the impression that at Saints right now something has got to give if things are to get any better.

SOUTHEND 0 - SAINTS 3

Daily Echo: HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE: Matthew Mills gets up highest to power a header goalwards, which led to Saints' opener last night.

3:58pm Monday 5th June 2006

THE title of Sir Clive Woodward's autobiography is simply Winning! The exclamation mark is there for a reason.

QPR 1 - SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: PAYING THE PENALTY: Nigel Quashie weaves his way into the box but it was from the spot where he failed to deliver.

3:49pm Monday 5th June 2006

IF EVER there was a case for Saints deciding to sell Theo Walcott, we have seen it in the last few months.

SAINTS 1 - NORWICH 0

Daily Echo: TRICKERY: Theo Walcott wrongfoots the Norwich defence. Pictures by Chris Moorhouse.

3:46pm Monday 5th June 2006

IT'S TIME for Harry Redknapp to be backed to find the men who will make his good team great.

SAINTS 4 - MK DONS 3

Daily Echo: David Pruton puts Saints ahead

3:44pm Monday 5th June 2006

THE FA CUP - the most magical cup competition in world domestic football. Also the most cliched.

SHEFFIELD WED 0 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: GANGING UP: Three Sheffield Wednesday defenders combine to get the ball off Saints substitute Theo Walcott.

3:43pm Monday 5th June 2006

IT was billed as Paul Sturrock v Saints - but for Harry Redknapp's men, it was much more important than that.

SAINTS 2 - BRIGHTON 1

Daily Echo: LEAVING IT LATE: Blackstock diverts Dyer's cross in for his second. Pix: Paul Collins.

3:35pm Monday 5th June 2006

FOR DEXTER Blackstock, a new year looks like bringing new hope.

LUTON 3 - SAINTS 2

Daily Echo: HEAD OF THE CLASS: Kenwyne Jones outjumps Luton keeper Dean Brill to head home Saints' second. Echo pics: Gordon Agg-Jones.

3:32pm Monday 5th June 2006

CONFIDENCE, unlike quality, is one thing that can't be bought in football.

CARDIFF 2 - SAINTS 1

Daily Echo: ON THE ATTACK: Theo Walcott goes on the attack but Saints lose for the third game running

3:29pm Monday 5th June 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR. After the disaster that was 2005, there are few Saints fans that won't be glad to see the back of it.

SAINTS 0 - WOLVES 0

Daily Echo: YOUNG GUN: Theo Walcott came on to rapturous applause at St Mary's and gave Rob Edwards a few headaches.

2:01pm Saturday 3rd June 2006

The great thing about football is there's always another season soon after the last one in which to try and right any wrongs.

SAINTS 0 - SHEFFIELD UNITED 1

Daily Echo: THREE AGAINST ONE: Saints sub Theo Walcott is surrounded by Blades markers as he looks to spark the home side last night.

2:00pm Saturday 3rd June 2006

EX-SAINT Neil Shipperley stuck the knife into his former club last night as the Blades continued their push for the Premiership.

SAINTS 3 - ANDERLECHT 2

Daily Echo: CALL IT A FRIENDLY! Rory Delap challenges the Anderlecht keeper, a move which didn't please the Belgian player's colleagues.

1:59pm Saturday 3rd June 2006

Suddenly, from doom and gloom, there is hope and optimism.

YEOVIL 1 - SAINTS 3

Daily Echo: MIGHTY OAKS: Matt Oakley salutes his two strikes last night

1:57pm Saturday 3rd June 2006

HARRY REDKNAPP might be starved of certain options right now, but he has a feast to select from when he chooses the centre of Saints' midfield.

WATFORD 3 - SAINTS 0

Daily Echo: FORWARD MOVE: Nigel Quashie looks to release Theo Walcott. Daily Echo pictures by Nick Day

1:55pm Saturday 3rd June 2006

IT WAS hardly the start dreams are made of, but perhaps yesterday we at least got the slightest glimpse of life under George Burley.



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