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Targett hoping his Saints 'dream' comes true following Shaw's departure

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:29pm Friday 25th July 2014

MATT Targett is hoping his “dream” will come true this season when he gets the chance to play for Saints in the Premier League.

Saints new boy set to face Cherries

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

New signing Dusan Tadic should return to action for Saints tonight, while wantaway defender Dejan Lovren may also have to make the short trip to Bournemouth.

Saints duo set for first appearances of pre-season

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6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc and playmaker Gaston Ramirez could both make their first appearances of pre-season, as Saints head to Bournemouth tonight.

Town boss excited by strike force

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town will not be short of attacking options this season, with manager Jason Bristow hoping to have a total of six strikers in his squad for the forthcoming campaign.

Liverpool boss forced to defend huge transfer fee paid for ex-Saints skipper Adam Lallana

Basingstoke Gazette: Adam Lallana celebrates at Craven Cottage

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has defended the amount of money he had to splash out to sign Saints captain Adam Lallana.

Koeman given 'hands-off' warning over Dutch ace

Basingstoke Gazette: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ronald Koeman looks unlikely to be reunited with his former centre-half Ron Vlaar this summer.

Saints bottom of the Premier League pre season air miles table

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

SAINTS will clock up the fewest air miles this pre season of any Premier League club.

RUMOUR MILL, July 24 - Saints linked with midfield trio as Koeman eyes new signings

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with yet another of his former stars at Feyenoord.

Ex-Saints target Astori staying in Italy

Basingstoke Gazette: Davide Astori

7:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER Saints target Davide Astori has signed a three-year contract extension with Cagliari.

Saints sign teenage Torquay keeper

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints draw

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints have signed 15-year-old goalkeeper Neal Osborn from Torquay United.

REPORT AND PLAYER RATINGS - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County AFC

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town maintained their unbeaten pre-season record by holding League Two outfit Newport County to a draw at the Soccer AM Stadium last night.

MFC Popley to hold open training sessions

Basingstoke Gazette: Pontarddulais 0 Llandeilo 7

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MFC Popley Youth, the FA Charter Standard Club, is staging two free open training sessions from 10am until 12pm on the 3G pitch at Everest Community Academy on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 2.

Celtic desperate to keep Saints target Fraser Forster

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Celtic boss Ronny Deila hasstressed his desire to keep Saints target Fraser Forster at Celtic Park.

Fonte in line for Saints captaincy

Basingstoke Gazette: Jose Fonte celebrates his goal against Arsenal

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jose Fonte is the leading contender to replace Adam Lallana as Saints’ team captain this season – while a new deal is set to be offered to the defender.

Vlaar going nowhere, says Villa boss

Basingstoke Gazette: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that defender Ron Vlaar will not be leaving the club this summer, despite being linked to Saints.

Luke Shaw: I won't buckle under huge pressure at Old Trafford

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Shaw in action against Costa Rica

7:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

New Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists he will not buckle under the pressure of playing for a club that he believes is the biggest in the world.

VIDEO REACTION - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow.

10:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town manager Jason Bristow reacts to his side's 1-1 draw with League Two side Newport County.

AS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County

Basingstoke Gazette: Simon Dunn is set to return to the Town team on Saturday.

6:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town hold League Two Newport County to a friendly draw at the Soccer AM Stadium.

Saints set for new Forster bid after Celtic reject opening offer

Basingstoke Gazette: Fraser Forster

5:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Saints are set to launch a second bid for Celtic keeper Fraser Forster, after having an initial offer turned down.

Lovren can join Reds if price is right - Koeman

Basingstoke Gazette: Dejan Lovren

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ronald Koeman has told Liverpool they will have to increase their bid for Dejan Lovren if they want to sign him this summer.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Koeman linked with another of his former Feyenoord stars

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with a move for another of his former Feyenoord stars.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Saints reported to bid £7.5m for England keeper Fraser Forster

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:08am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS are reported to have made a £7.5m bid for England goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Saints' transfer rumour round-up - Summer 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Will any new contracts be signed at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium in January?

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

It's that time of year again, as football's semi annual rumour mill goes into overdrive amid speculation of multi-million deals as clubs bid for glory.

Saints' perfect start to pre-season continues at Swindon

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

Saints made it three wins from three in pre-season, as Jos Hooiveld's goal earned them a 1-0 victory at Swindon.

New Inn withdraw from Basingstoke and District Saturday League

Basingstoke Gazette: Pontarddulais 0 Llandeilo 7

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

NEW Inn have decided to pull their team out of the Basingstoke and District Saturday League Premier Division.

Swindon v Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

7:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Welcome to live coverage of Saints' first pre-season friendly of the season.

Lovren on the brink of joining Saints exodus to Anfield

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:33pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DEJAN Lovren could soon become the third Saints player to move to Liverpool this summer.

Comment: Encouraging signs for youthful Saints

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT is hard to believe only four years have passed since Saints twice lost at Swindon Town’s County Ground in League One.

Saints youngsters impress the boss

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

Ronald Koeman was pleased with his side’s performance in the friendly victory at Swindon.

Targett backed to fill Shaw void

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali insists young left back Matt Targett can replace fellow teen Luke Shaw in the Saints first team in 2014/15.

Town keen on deal for Saints youngster

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SAINTS youngster Jack Stephens returns to Swindon Town tonight – and the hosts don’t want him to go back to Hampshire after the game!

Bookies prefer injured Rodriguez to score more goals than new Saints signing Pelle

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:55pm Monday 21st July 2014

BOOKMAKERS rate Jay Rodriguez a better bet to end up as the Premier League’s top scorer than new Saints striker Graziano Pelle.

Ex-Saint tipped to be "fantastic success"

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Shaw

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Denis Irwin is convinced Luke Shaw will be a big success at Manchester United.

Reading announce new captain Jem Karacan

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:08am Sunday 20th July 2014

READING have announced their new club captain for the forthcoming season and it will be Jem Karacan.

Osvaldo still a no-show

Basingstoke Gazette: Dani Osvaldo

11:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Dani Osvaldo has yet to return to Saints as the Italian’s future with the club continues to look uncertain.

REPORT AND PLAYER RATINGS - Hungerford Town 1-3 Basingstoke Town

Basingstoke Gazette: Lloyd Macklin (pictured) and Jake Simpson were left out as Chippenham Town beat Weymouth and St Neots Town

5:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

STRIKERS Lloyd Macklin and Sam Argent gave Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow plenty to ponder with excellent second-half displays against Hungerford Town last night.

RUMOUR MILL, July 18 - QPR close to landing Cardiff defender Caulker

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:17am Friday 18th July 2014

QPR have agreed a fee with Cardiff for reported Saints target Steven Caulker.

VIDEO REACTION - Hungerford Town 1-3 Basingstoke Town

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow.

9:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town manager Jason Bristow gives his thoughts on his side's 3-1 friendly win away at Hungerford Town.

AS IT HAPPENED - Hungerford Town 1-3 Basingstoke Town

Basingstoke Gazette: Simon Dunn is set to return to the Town team on Saturday.

6:46pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GOALS from Manny Williams, Lloyd Macklin and Sam Argent give Basingstoke Town a 3-1 win away at Hungerford Town.

Last chance to impress for Basingstoke Town triallists

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow.

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town’s triallists will get another chance to impress manager Jason Bristow tonight, when the squad make the trip to Hungerford Town.

Pelle nets brace in Saints pre-season romp

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:58pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Graziano Pelle marked his Saints debut in fine style as he scored twice in a 6-0 romp over Belgian minnows Sporting Hasselt.

Pelle quickly off the mark doing what he does best - scoring goals for Ronald Koeman

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GRAZIANO Pelle always scored goals for Ronald Koeman during their time together at Feyenoord.

Le Tiss: Lovren should apologise to Saints fans

Basingstoke Gazette: Dejan Lovren, left, can't believe he has been penalised for a foul on Fred

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Saints legend Matthew Le Tissier has urged want away centre back Dejan Lovren to apologise to the club and fans over his conduct, if he wants to stay at St Mary’s next season.

Pelle set for Saints debut

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Graziano Pelle will make his first appearance in a Saints shirt tonight, as the club conclude their pre-season trip to Belgium.

Saints interested in Brazilian striker

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints draw

9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

Saints have an interest in Brazilian striker Paulinho, according to his club’s president.

Win a pair of Saints season tickets!

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:27am Thursday 17th July 2014

Pick up a copy of the Daily Echo for a competition form to enter our contest to win a pair of Southampton FC season tickets.

Van Gaal only had to approve Shaw deal

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5:53pm Thursday 17th July 2014

New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal admitted that he merely approved the deal to bring Luke Shaw to Old Trafford.

Rose out to discover missing links

Basingstoke Gazette: Justin Rose in action at the Memorial Tournament

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Justin Rose believes he is well suited to the test of links golf that he will receive this week at the Open Championship.

Benali all set for "craziest" challenge

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints legend Francis Benali gets a move on.

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Saints icon Francis Benali admits his challenge of running between every Premier League stadium is the “craziest” thing he’s ever done.

Reading begin friendly campaign with a victory

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

READING started their pre-season with a 1-0 win over Exeter City at St James Park on Tuesday evening.






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