View from the Chapel, with Dan Kerins

Digital editor and season ticket holder Dan Kerins gives his thoughts on Saints

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

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2:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

It's been a summer of upheaval for Saints so far, but on the eve of the Premier League season, here are reasons for Southampton fans to be positive ahead of the new campaign.

Lallana the standout candidate for award


12:12pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

All season Saints have been lauded for their approach to indigenous talent, so it is only fitting than one of those players should be voted the runaway Fans' Player of the Year.

Football teams - more like a sibling than a partner

Daily Echo: Picture from Arsenal v Saints at Emirates Stadium. The unauthorised downloading, copying, editing, or distribution of this image is strictly prohibited.

4:39pm Friday 27th December 2013

The emotional burden placed on the average sports fan is a strange concept.

Football's bosses must be questioned and not blindly followed

Daily Echo: Sir David Frost with former US president Richard Nixon

3:03pm Monday 16th September 2013

RECENTLY, the distinguished journalist and Saints fan, Sir David Frost, passed away after leaving Southampton on a cruise ship.

Svensson devastates and Lambert elates

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert

1:08pm Saturday 7th September 2013

An ex-Saint has ruined my plans for next summer, but a current one may just have sorted out yours.

Football's back - but how will Saints do?

Daily Echo: Dejan Lovren

5:53pm Friday 16th August 2013

It’s okay. You’ve made it. You’ve survived the summer with a diet of nothing more than athletics cycling and cricket and are now chomping at the bit for something a bit more to your taste.

Lambert deserves his England chance

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert in action against Besiktas.

3:10pm Thursday 8th August 2013

The call-up of Rickie Lambert to the England squad will be welcomed by most Saints fans not with a jubilant cry, but more likely with a contented sigh which can be simply translated as "at last".

Stripes, supporters and lines in the sand

Daily Echo: Three youg Saints fans enjoy getting their hands on the new shirt on the day it came out.

11:14am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

There’s been much gnashing of teeth since Saints revealed their new kit.

Judge a man by his actions, not by his words

Daily Echo: Nigel Adkins

12:37pm Saturday 19th January 2013

They say it is always best to judge a man by his actions rather than his words.

Secrecy over Lallana understandable - but annoying

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2:44pm Thursday 27th December 2012

THERE is a delicate balance to strike when it comes to informing supporters of what is going on and giving away trade secrets.

Cork plugs the gaps

Daily Echo: Jack Cork

THE transformation in Saints over the last few weeks has been nothing short of remarkable.

Together As One? That doesn't always seem the case

11:03am Monday 19th November 2012

IT’S hard when your club, something you’ve invested time and love into, does something to lower itself in your estimation.

Saints need to be more comfortable

Daily Echo: Les Reed

10:07am Thursday 1st November 2012

FASHION. It’s not really my thing.

Rangers should be careful what they wish for

Daily Echo: GVs of Ibrox Stadium, vox pops with fans, more GVs, GVs of club owner Craig Whyte making a statement. Warning sound as incoming.

6:30pm Saturday 13th October 2012

According to Glasgow Rangers’ chief executive, Saints are a small club and are being subsidised by the likes of Arsenal.

Hat tricks and cheap pints - why the past is always better

Daily Echo: James Beattie celebrates against Fulham in 2002

4:50pm Sunday 7th October 2012

As the cliche goes, the past is a foreign land and they do things differently there.

Why the pressure on Adkins?

11:04am Monday 24th September 2012

That Nigel Adkins ' job is seen as under threat is a rather strange state of affairs.

Memories of Manchester

Daily Echo: Southampton's Eyal Berkovic celebrates his stunning goal against Manchester United at The Dell in 1996 in Saints' 6-3 win.

1:29pm Sunday 2nd September 2012

Two games and two losses. It may not sound great' but then this is the Premier League .

Don't get carried away with price tags

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12:14pm Thursday 30th August 2012

THE list of players linked with Saints this summer has been simply staggering.

Preparing for the Premier League

Daily Echo: Pictures from Saints friendly against Ajax at St Mary's Stadium.

12:30pm Saturday 11th August 2012

On the cusp of a return to the top table, I think most people in football could forgive Saints fans for sporting rather large smiles.

Sorry to say goodbye to the Football League

Daily Echo: npower Football League

1:56pm Tuesday 8th May 2012

YOU know why I’m glad Saints are in the top flight again?

A season to remember for Saints

Daily Echo: Images from the npower Championship match between Saints and Coventry City at St Mary's Stadium. The unauthorised downloading, editing, sale or distribution of this image is strictly prohibited.

9:35am Monday 30th April 2012

THAT was the season that was and now it is nothing but something you’ll find in history books.

Rickie has award sewn up

Daily Echo: Rickie Lambert

11:21am Monday 23rd April 2012

Without doubt, this has been a season of exceeding expectations.

Back on top

9:32am Monday 2nd April 2012

TENSION mounts this week as the full impact of a sinking ship will hit Southampton.

Saints and Titanic - the fabric of Southampton

Daily Echo: Titanic at Berth 44, Dock Gate Four, Southampton, April 1912.

5:57pm Monday 13th February 2012

FOOTBALL clubs are often upheld as vital parts of their local community, but it can be hard to pin down exactly what that means.

Save Manish and lower league football coverage!

Daily Echo: Manish Bhasin

4:58pm Friday 30th December 2011

Entering 2012, the feeling has to be one of promise for all Saints fans.

Countdown to derby almost over

11:02am Tuesday 13th December 2011

IT has been circled on the calendar for months – the jokes about earthquake damage causing millions of pounds worth of improvements have been done to death, as have the threats of keyboard warriors on either side of the divide.

St. Mary's expansion? Seems unlikely..

Daily Echo: Pictures from the League One clash between Saints and Walsall at St Mary's Stadium.

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Quite out of the blue last week, someone under the illusion that I know anything of merit, emailed me to ask if I could shed some light on something he’d heard.

A balancing act between safety and liberty

Daily Echo: Saintrs fans celebrate promotion at Home ark today.

10:31am Monday 7th November 2011

HOOLIGANISM is not the problem it was back in the 70s or 80s, but remnants of it remain.

Saints should make a stand for smaller clubs

Daily Echo: Premier League

10:22am Monday 31st October 2011

LOVE them as we do, Saints will never be considered one of the most attractive of football clubs.

Il Trap needs Connolly

3:08pm Monday 24th October 2011

HE MAY have won ten league titles in four countries, every single European honour there is in club football and been manager of one of the most decorated international sides in history, but that is not to say Giovanni Trapattoni couldn’t do with a bit of advice.

Lambert proves all the doubters wrong

Daily Echo: Photos from Saints superb 5-2 win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road

THE first quarter of the season seems to have been a breeze for Saints thus far – and one player in particular has taken to the Championship like the proverbial duck.

Continental dreams

Daily Echo: UEFA Europa League trophy

THE star-studded world of European football returned this week, and for the first time in a number of years, has had an impact on Saints.

Club or country?

Daily Echo: England 1 Wales 0

3:49pm Monday 12th September 2011

DOMESTIC football has returned after what many see as the sickly sweet methadone of international fixtures.

Trying to remain grounded

Daily Echo: Photos from Southampton's first game of the 2011-12 season, against Leeds United in the Championship at St. Mary's Stadium.

TRANSFER deadline day has passed once again, although this year it’s hard to garner exactly what the overriding feeling is amongst Saints fans.

Inside the mind of the lesser spotted footballer. Sort of

Daily Echo: Watford's trip to David Nugent's Portsmouth will be biggest away support of the season. Picture: Action Images

6:10pm Tuesday 30th August 2011

YOU often have to wonder what footballers actually make of us, the fans.

Chamberlain fee highlights football's madness

Daily Echo: Alex Chamberlain

6:03pm Monday 15th August 2011

I KNOW we’ve been out of the Premier League for a while now, but have things really changed so much?

Decade of memories at St. Mary's

Daily Echo: St Mary's Stadium

9:14am Monday 8th August 2011

IT'S hard to believe that it is 10 years since we first rocked up at St. Mary's.

Every confidence in Saints' ability

Daily Echo: Steve De Ridder and Jack Cork

10:00am Sunday 31st July 2011

The summer lull has teased and tortured many a supporter as the nation’s footballing fraternity is forced to go cold turkey once again. But now we’re there.

Saints need to cash in on promotion buzz

Daily Echo: Saintrs fans celebrate promotion at Home ark today.

11:42am Wednesday 29th June 2011

THE SUMMER lull seems to be lasting a bit longer for Saints fans this year.

Cheerio, League One

Daily Echo: Pictures from the League One clash between Saints and Walsall at St Mary's Stadium.

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6:59pm Monday 9th May 2011

WELL that’s the end of Saints in League One.

Say hello before waving goodbye

Daily Echo: St Mary's Stadium

12:20pm Sunday 1st May 2011

Take a look around St. Mary's against Walsall - and pay attention to the empty seats you see.

Diamond doesn’t look that sparkling

Daily Echo: COMPLETING THE ROUT: Guly do Prado celebrates scoring Saints’ final goal against Posh.

A COUPLE of months ago I made the long journey up the M6 to see the delights of Rochdale.

A platform for promotion

Daily Echo: Jonathan Forte scores the first of Saints’ three comeback goals.

1:27pm Monday 4th April 2011

SATURDAY gave a range of emotions in a relatively short space of time.

Small gesture could have made a big difference

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EVERYONE in football was saddened by the loss of Dean Richards.

Face the big issues - not snoods

Daily Echo: NOT IN THE SNOOD: Carlos Tevez’ fashion item could be banned in Newport this weekend

SNOODS are not really something you see in lower league football – and they are not something you will be seeing much more of full stop.

Searching for some common ground

Daily Echo: The VAT increase will see the price of beer rise to around £3 a pint, it has been warned

6:45pm Sunday 27th February 2011

THE Rochdale postponement last weekend was a blow for many reasons.

An extra reason for Saints to avoid the play-offs

Daily Echo: THEATRE OD DREAMS: Old Trafford football stadium

AS IF one was needed, Saints fans now have an extra reason to hope the team gets automatic promotion this season.

‘Fans’ forget Matt’s loyalty saved us

Daily Echo: Matthew Le Tissier celebrates another spectacular goal for Southampton at The Dell

LOYALTY is a rare commodity in football, so we hear everyday.

Why did Saints not flex more financial muscle in the transfer window?

Daily Echo: Jonathan Forte

1:48pm Sunday 6th February 2011

IT IS QUITE amazing when you think of what football has become.

United excitement is misplaced

Daily Echo: James Beattie nets a last minute winner v Manchester United

9:20am Tuesday 1st February 2011

THE match with Manchester United did somewhat catch the imagination of many people across town.

Saints FC News

Saints picture archive: Barry Horne and Neil Ruddock in Villa brawl, August 1991 (link)

Daily Echo | Saints 6:00am Thu 23 Oct 14

Saints stars Barry Horne gets shirty with Aston Villa's Kevin Richardson as Neil Ruddock watches on. The game would…

Would Saints' star trio of 2013/14 get back in their old side? (link)

Daily Echo | Saints 6:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

Three of Saints’ star performers from last season are preparing to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League…

Down memory lane - Saints on this day in history, October 22 (link)

Daily Echo | Saints 7:58am Wed 22 Oct 14

Saints on this day, October 22

Saints fan's cartoon celebrates club record hammering of Sunderland (link)

Daily Echo | Saints 1:04pm Wed 22 Oct 14

SAINTS fan Neil Gange has celebrated the club's record breaking win against Sunderland with one of his ever…

UEFA chief Platini hits back over African tournament which could feature two Saints players (link)

Daily Echo | Saints 4:05pm Wed 22 Oct 14

UEFA president Michel Platini has hit back in a row with the Confederation of African Football after it was alleged…

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