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  1. Pochettino goes: What next for Southampton?

    Chris Rann

    It's been bubbling under the surface for some time now, and despite the rumours that he had signed a new contract with Southampton, the news that all Saints fans were dreading was finally announced on Tuesday evening. Mauricio Pochettino has resigned...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. End of Season Review: Southampton make the grade

    Chris Rann

    There is no question that Southampton have had a fantastic campaign in 2013-14. After a summer of expectation, I wondered whether manager Mauricio Pochettino could live up to it. He and the team did, and then some. After a start that saw Saints have ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. Saints worry that Shaw to United could signal an exodus

    Chris Rann

    After a season of mixed fortunes for both Southampton and Manchester United, you wonder what state the two teams will be in when they meet next time. It would have been unthinkable a year ago that Saints and United would play out two evenly matche...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. Saints to finish with a flurry?

    Chris Rann

    So here it is, the last game of the season. Already! When the fixtures were released in the summer, having Manchester United at home on the final day looked like a daunting task. Back then it was still plausible that Saints could have needed to be...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  5. Record-breaking Saints set for season finale

    Chris Rann

    If anything was going to decide a contest like Southampton's 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday it was going to be a goal like the one Rickie Lambert scored in stoppage time. This was as poor a match as you will have seen all season, and the "s...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  6. Team of the Year inclusions big deal for Saints

    Chris Rann

    The announcement of the PFA Team of the Year on Sunday night saw two notable if somewhat unusual inclusions. Two Southampton players. After the season they have had, that might not seem too surprising to some, but to Southampton supporters it mark...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  7. Win over Everton shows Saints are ready to progress

    Chris Rann

    Anyone who tuned in to Saturday's televised match between Southampton and Everton might have found themselves questioning which side was in the race for Champions League football. Saints ran out comfortable 2-0 winners and in truth completely outclas...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  8. Southampton need to beat Everton, then emulate them

    Chris Rann

    Southampton might go into this weekend's fixture with Everton with a renewed confidence after technical director Les Reed publicly put to bed the rumours of player departures in the summer. In Everton, Saints face opponents who have had a dramatic...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Six stars to sort shot-shy Saints

    Chris Rann

    I've spent a lot of time complaining about Saints' lack of goals of late and the solution is to add another striker to the squad; to both lift the burden off Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez and also to provide competition for places. But who coul...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  10. Saints' progression stunted -- Pochettino must find solutions

    Chris Rann

    Picking the bones out of Saints' 0-0 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday is nothing short of frustrating, disappointing and miserable. In two fixtures against a poor Villa side, Southampton have averaged 73 percent of the possession an...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  11. Saints have one eye on summer, not Villa?

    Chris Rann

    After last weekend's extremely disappointing home defeat at the hands of Cardiff City, Saints fans and players alike will have been given an unwanted reminder of an earlier disappointing St. Mary's result; the home defeat by Aston Villa. With that...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. Saints fluff their lines again ...

    Chris Rann

    If ever a game summed up the bad side of Saints' season, and highlighted the rough edges of a brilliant campaign, it was Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City. Saints had the king's share of possession, a plethora of shots (many of which were on t...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  13. Saints to give Cardiff the Blues?

    Chris Rann

    Cardiff, Southampton's visitors on Saturday, have had something of a turbulent season, on and off the field. Many Saints fans disliked the way Nicola Cortese ran the club, but his misdemeanours seem like mere blips in comparison to the actions of ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. Saints suffer Saturday horribilis

    Chris Rann

    In some 20-plus years of watching Southampton I've had some pretty miserable Saturday afternoons, but the aftermath of the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City this weekend is right up there. - Report: Manchester City 4-1 Southampton - Report: Pochettin...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. Can Saints put another twist in the title race?

    Chris Rann

    Saturday's game at the Etihad Stadium is massive for the home side. Manchester City will not want to hand the momentum to Liverpool and Chelsea by dropping any points in the first Premier League fixture of the weekend. Unluckily for them, they face o...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  16. Saints maul the Magpies

    Chris Rann

    Saints have been threatening to totally blitz a team all season. On Saturday, Newcastle United became the unfortunate victims, as the home side romped to a 4-0 victory. As is so often the case in football though, the scoreline doesn't represent th...

    Blog | March 30, 2014