Adam Lallana

The one-sided outrage over player/referee relations 1

Mark Clattenburg is in the news again, this time for an alleged incident involving Southampton’s Adam Lallana. At the moment, no further information is really available on what happened, so it wouldn’t be fair to comment specifically. Officials shouldn’t be abusive to players, that’s obvious, but there’s something very disproportionate about the reaction to this(…)

Southampton’s Adam Lallana and his growing England stock

Southampton’s Adam Lallana and his growing England stock 1

There aren’t that many positives which can be taken from England’s back-to-back defeats to Chile and Germany, but Adam Lallana is one of them. There was nothing spectacular about his contribution in either game, but there were little glimpses of his usefulness which Roy Hodgson will hopefully have taken note of. Lallana is not a(…)

The best approach for England with the new Southampton duo

The best approach for England with the new Southampton duo 0

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana are involved with England for the first time this week, and let’s hope that they actually get the opportunity to play some minutes in the upcoming games. Whether it be this week or next, they have to be allowed to actually experience international football and not just make-up the numbers(…)

Delighted for Southampton’s Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez

Delighted for Southampton’s Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez 1

Well done Roy Hodgson, you’ve restored my faith in the England selection process. Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez have been having excellent seasons down on the south-coast under Mauricio Pochettino, and today both received call-ups to the England squad. Some short notes on each: - When Southampton signed Rodriguez, I remember saying that one day(…)

Fantasy Picks: Adam Lallana (Southampton) 2

If you’re a regular reader of this site, then you’ll know my feelings on Adam Lallana being shunned by Roy Hodgson at the moment; the Southampton player is arguably the best-performing English winger in the country, and yet international recognition has not been forthcoming. On Saturday evening, Fulham travel to St Mary’s to face Mauricio(…)

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton today: Stats and graphics

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton today: Stats and graphics 0

Well, I did say that he should be given a chance for England, and Adam Lallana produced another brilliant performance for Southampton today and was comfortably the Man of The Match at Old Trafford. Presumably that will mean nothing to Roy Hodgson, though, and he’ll persist with selecting players who are sitting on the bench(…)

Raheem Sterling, his England call-up, and the benefits of not being a Southampton player

Raheem Sterling, his England call-up, and the benefits of not being a Southampton player 3

The first order of business for The FA on Monday morning is to stop providing Roy Hodgson with complementary seats to Premier League games - he clearly doesn’t actually watch any of the games he attends, so there’s little point in him attending. Give him a £90 a month Sky subscription, and that’s enough -(…)

Southampton’s transfer policy shows promise

Southampton’s transfer policy shows promise 0

Premier League new boys Southampton finally completed their fourth signing of the summer this week with the capture of Crystal Palace right back Nathaniel Clyne. The 21 year old had already linked up with his new team-mates on their pre-season training camp in Switzerland a week ago, but compensation was only agreed on Thursday -(…)

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