Southampton

Rare ambition makes Adam Lallana important to England 1

The temptation this morning is to overstate Adam Lallana’s importance to England, and to exaggerate how much of an impact he’s capable of having in Brazil. England have spend the last however many decades searching for ‘the answer’ to a series of perpetual questions, and realistically the Southampton isn’t particularly relevant to any of them(…)

Southampton vs Liverpool: Individual Player Statistics 0

Another accomplished performance from Liverpool and another three points for Brendan Rodgers - a good game, too, which was more competitive than the scoreline suggests. Here are the statistics from St Mary’s: - Luke Shaw had 105 touches of the ball, the most in the game. - Luis Suarez and Jay Rodriguez each had 4(…)

West Ham vs Southampton: Individual Player Statistics 0

Given their supposed reliance on Andy Carroll, it’s somewhat ironic that West Ham’s best sequence of the season has occurred across one game in which he was sent-off and three during which he was subsequently suspended. Four in a row for Sam Allardyce’s side - here are the statistics: - Steven Davis had 100 touches(…)

Hull City vs Southampton: Individual Player Statistics 0

Two away wins on the spin for Southampton, as they knock-over Steve Bruce’s resilient Hull side - here are the statistics from The KC Stadium: - Morgan Schneiderlin had 95 touches of the ball, more than any other player. - Jay Rodriguez led the game with 5 shots. - Steven Davis and Ahmed Elmohamady each(…)

Jose Fonte’s performance for Southampton: Graphics 0

On the surface, Southampton’s 3-0 win at Fulham looked very routine, but there were times during the game when the visitors had to defend really well and Mauricio Pochettino will be as grateful to his defenders and goalkeeper as he will his flair players - it was a very strong all-round performance. Jose Fonte was(…)

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton: Graphics

Adam Lallana’s performance for Southampton: Graphics 0

Adam Lallana gave Roy Hodgson another reminder last night of what he’s capable of, so it’s a shame that the English coaching staff were at Anfield. Southampton’s captain is becoming one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League, and is equally one of the most adaptable attacking-midfielders in the division. Here are his(…)

Southampton vs Arsenal: Individual Player Statistics 0

A strange game, and ultimately won that neither side deserved to lose - although Arsenal were dreadful in the first-half. Here are the statistics from St Mary’s: - Luke Shaw had 102 touches of the ball, the most in the game. - Adam Lallana and Sam Gallagher each had 4 shots, more than any other(…)

Southampton: Notable individual and team graphics from The Stadium Of Light 0

Ultimately, today was a disappointing end to a bad week for Southampton, because they really should have been home and dry at The Stadium Of Light before half-time. Football doesn’t always reward the better team, though, and Mauricio Pochettino and his players returned to the south-coast with two points less than they should be going(…)

Sunderland vs Southampton: Individual Player Statistics

Sunderland vs Southampton: Individual Player Statistics 0

It’s a strange game sometimes, and on the basis of the first half-an-hour it seemed inconceivable that Sunderland would get anything from their game with Southampton. But they did…and here are the statistics: - Jack Cork had 107 touches of the ball, the most in the game. - Jay Rodriguez had over three-times the number(…)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: Performance graphics vs. Southampton

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: Performance graphics vs. Southampton 1

I’ve been really critical of Eden Hazard in the past, and have been underwhelmed by his patchy form and inability to be the continuous influence that his ability should allow him to be. Hazard’s last couple of games have been a bit of a middle-finger to people like me, as the Belgian has been excellent(…)

Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli: Individual stats versus Southampton

Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli: Individual stats versus Southampton 1

Nacer Chadli may have only been on the pitch for 29 minutes this afternoon, but he still managed to give one of his best performances in a Tottenham shirt - albeit from an unfamiliar right-sided position. Here are his statistics: - Played 29 minutes. - Had 23 touches of the ball. - Had 1 shot.(…)

Southampton vs Tottenham: Individual Player Statistics

Southampton vs Tottenham: Individual Player Statistics 5

Whether you like Tim Sherwood or not, winning is winning, and Tottenham badly needed a result at Southampton. Mauricio Pochettino will be devastated with his side’s defending, but given the players’ he was missing, his side’s frailty was slightly understandable. Here are the stats from St Mary’s: - Calum Chambers had 94 touches of the(…)

Urging Southampton’s Luke Shaw not to seriously consider Chelsea yet

Urging Southampton’s Luke Shaw not to seriously consider Chelsea yet 2

Ben Weeks implores Luke Shaw to continue his development at Southampton… The Telegraph used the phrase “left-back merry-go-round” today, and credit where it’s due because that just about sums up what presumably will occur should everyone get their man come January: Leighton Baines, Patrice Evra and Ryan Bertrand are just a few Premier League left-backs(…)

The need for Newcastle to double-up this weekend

The need for Newcastle to double-up this weekend 1

What a terrific result that was for Newcastle last weekend, and ignore the narrative around Manchester United’s failings, because the visitors deserved their points at Old Trafford. As beneficial as a result like that can be though, there’s always a lingering danger attached to it. Often - and this is, I accept, an extreme example(…)

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