Saints up there with Europe's elite

Basingstoke Gazette: Onn song: Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates the fifth goal with key man Dusan Tadic against defeated Sunderland

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich – this is the sort of esteemed company Saints are keeping right now.

Sunderland players to refund fans

Basingstoke Gazette: Restart – again: Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher, right, and Adam Johnson wait to kick-off after yet another Southampton goal

3:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Sunderland have confirmed that supporters who attended the 8-0 defeat at Saints will be offered ticket refunds from the players.

Former Saints boss brushes off job worries

Basingstoke Gazette: Nigel Adkins. Picture: Action Images

11:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Reading manager Nigel Adkins shrugged off fears for his job after his side extended their winless run to seven games with a 3-0 defeat at play-off hopefuls Bournemouth.

Saints keeper Boruc - 'I have had kicks in my eyes, but life calms me down'

Basingstoke Gazette: ARTUR BORUC_73.JPG

10:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ARTUR Boruc has made a career out of not giving much away.

Krueger: 8-0 win will be remembered forever

Basingstoke Gazette: Ralph Krueger

11:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger believes the 8-0 win against Sunderland is a result that will be remembered forever.

Koeman hails his defence after 8-0 rout

Basingstoke Gazette: RIVAL: Ronald Koeman

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

“When building a house, you don’t start up, you start at the bottom.” Those are the words of Ronald Koeman, explaining the philosophy he has used to construct his Saints team.

Down memory lane - Saints on this day in history, October 21

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:47am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Saints on this day, October 21

Happy birthday to you - October 21

Basingstoke Gazette: Paul Telfer on the ball for Southampton during the 2003 FA Cup Final as Arsenal's Ray Parlour looks on

7:53am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Ex-Saints celebrating a birthday today.

Ex-Saints boss praised for Scotland role

Basingstoke Gazette: Mark Wotte

6:56pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Mark Wotte claimed he had achieved everything the Scottish Football Association had asked of him as his surprise departure from the Hampden offices was announced.

Benali's Big Run to fight cancer for five years

Basingstoke Gazette: Francis Benali heads for home as his Big Run reaches it's conclusion.

3:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FRANNY Benali’s Big Run has raised enough money to help fund the fight against cancer for the next FIVE years.

Saints picture archive: Neil Ruddock rises highest against Norwich, March 1992

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Saints defender Neil Ruddock heads in Saints' goal in their FA Cup quarter-final replay with Norwich City at Carrow Road. The tie at The Dell had ended 0-0, forcing this replay, which Saints lost 2-1.

Koeman hails his 'handsome' star for lead role in 8-0 win

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Saints manager Ronald Koeman hailed Dusan Tadic’s stunning display after the playmaker led the record-breaking 8-0 demolition of Sunderland.

Pelle's odds on winning Premier League Golden Boot slashed - and so are Saints' odds to win the title!

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:24am Monday 20th October 2014

GRAZIANO Pelle has been installed as third favourite to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot this season.

Stunning Saints join pantheon of Premier League top scorers

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:31am Monday 20th October 2014

SAINTS became the ninth team to hit eight or more goals in a Premier League game when they hammered Sunderland at St Mary’s.

Pelle chasing hat-trick goal in record rout of sorry Sunderland

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

GRAZIANO Pelle admitted his two-goal salvo in Saints’ record 8-0 win completed the best week of his career – but he still wants the hat-trick.

Down memory lane - Saints on this day in history, October 20

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:59am Monday 20th October 2014

Saints on this day, October 20

Happy birthday to you - October 20

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:56am Monday 20th October 2014

Ex-Saints celebrating a birthday today.

Saints picture archive: Iain Dowie and Alan Shearer, March 1992

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Saints targetman Iain Dowie flicks the ball on for his strike partner Alan Sheaer in the 2-1 win over Luton at The Dell in March 1992. Both men were on target as Saints came from behind to record a 2-1 win.

Alderweireld calls for calm

Basingstoke Gazette: Toby Alderweireld

1:59pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Toby Alderweireld insists Saints must not get carried away following their 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland.

Koeman - how we prepared for record-breaking thrashing of Sunderland

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Ronald Koeman prepared his players for their 8-0 demolition of Sunderland with an eight versus ten match in training the day before the game to sharpen their attacking skills.

Sunderland players should reimburse fans who travelled to watch St Mary's horror show

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Vito Mannone believes he and his team-mates should reimburse all the Sunderland fans who witnessed the 8-0 hammering at Saints.

Cheeky Saints fan feels the wrath of Sunderland own goal scorer after thrashing

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:13pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A SOUTHAMPTON fan provoked the wrath of a unfortunate Sunderland own-goal scorer after Saints thrashed the Black Cats 8-0 st St Mary's

Saints fans celebrate record breaking 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:28am Sunday 19th October 2014

It was a day at St Mary's that Saints fans will never forget.

Saints picture archive: Alan Ball looks dejected after Saints' Wembley defeat, March 1979

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Alan Ball leaves the field after Saints' 3-2 defeat in the League Cup final against Nottingham Forest at Wembley. Saints' goals came from Nick Holmes and David Peach.

Shocked Koeman hails his Saints stars

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:52pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints manager Ronald Koeman admitted he was left in a state of shock after watching his side demolish Sunderland 8-0.

Saints' highest-scoring league wins

Basingstoke Gazette: Matt Oakley, Matt Le Tissier and Eyal Berkovic celebrate during Saints' 6-3 win over Manchester United

8:47pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints’ highest-scoring (post-war) league wins

Tadic delight at joining exclusive club

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:21pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Dusan Tadic today became only the sixth player in Premier League history to assist four goals in a match, and he spoke of his joy afterwards.

Saints beat Sunderland 8-0 in record win

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:22pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Ronald Koeman well and truly disproved the manager of the month hoodoo as his Saints side produced a record-setting display to destroy a woeful Sunderland outfit 8-0.

Poyet: My most embarrassing moment in football

Basingstoke Gazette: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 27, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

6:31pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet described today’s 8-0 defeat at Saints as his most embarrassing experience in football.

Saints' eight goal against Sunderland - with pictures

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:27pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Relive the glory of Saints breaking their record when they thrashed Sunderland 8-0 at St Mary’s,

Saints 8 Sunderland 0

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

1:42pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Updates from Saints record-breaking 8-0 Premier League win over Sunderland.

VIDEO: See the spectacular own goal that set Saints on their way to 8-0 win

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:51pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints first goal against Sunderland is in line for OWN goal of the season.

Pictures from Saints v Sunderland

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:04pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Pictures from Sunderland getting thumped 8-0 by Saints in the Barclay's Premier League.

Sunderland vicar calls for prayers as Saints 8-0 thrashing leaves Black Cat fans furious and stunned

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:08pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland has been met with anger and disbelief in the north east.

300-game milestone keeps Kelvin motivated

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Kelvin Davis is hoping to write his name into the record books by becoming only the second Saints keeper in history to make 300 appearances for the club.

When the gloves are off, Davis wants to stay at Saints

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

When the moment comes for the gloves to finally be hung up, Kelvin Davis hopes it will not mean the end of his time with Saints.

Down memory lane - Saints on this day in history, October 18

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints on this day, October 18.

Happy birthday to you - October 18

Basingstoke Gazette: Nigel Adkins looks on as Dan Harding takes on Brett Ormerod

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Ex-Saints celebrating a birthday today.

Saints picture archive: Le Tissier, Ruddock and Andy Cook tune up, August 1990

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Saints trio Matt Le Tissier, Neil Ruddock and Andy Cook show off their musical skills in August 1990.

Images of Eastleigh

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Follow @EchoPics

Steven Davis signs new Saints deal

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:05pm Friday 17th October 2014

Saints midfielder Steven Davis has extended his contract with the club to 2018.

VIDEO: Koeman and Pelle win Premier League awards

Basingstoke Gazette: Graziano Pelle and Ronald Koeman with their Premier League player of the month and manager of the month awards for September 2014

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Ronald Koeman and Graziano Pelle have celebrated a memorable Saints double, by completing a clean sweep of the Premier League awards for September.

Sunderland's Jones out of Saints trip

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

Sunderland defender Billy Jones is out of Saturday's Premier League trip to Saints though injury.

Mane could yet start against Sunderland

Basingstoke Gazette: Sadio Mane

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Sadio Mane will only return from international duty today – but Ronald Koeman insists the winger can still start against Sunderland.

Happy birthday to you - October 17

Basingstoke Gazette: GRAEME LE SAUX

7:20am Friday 17th October 2014

Ex-Saints celebrating a birthday today.

Down memory lane - Saints on this day in history, October 17

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Saints on this day, October 17

Saints stars past and present turn out to support Franny Benali

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:22am Friday 17th October 2014

FRANNY Benali was joined by Saints stars from a variety of decades last night.

Saints picture archive: Barry Horne in action against Norwich, September 1989

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Saints midfielder Barry Horne takes on Norwich's Andy Linigham during the 4-4 draw between the sides at Carrow Road in September 1989. Saints' goals came from a brace each from Rod Wallace and Paul Rideout.

Koeman thrilled for Pelle after debut goal

Basingstoke Gazette: Graziano Pelle

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Ronald Koeman believes Graziano Pelle’s goalscoring debut for Italy will provide another big boost to the striker’s confidence.

Koeman rules out Dutch job

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman

4:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Ronald Koeman has ruled out leaving Saints to take over the Dutch national team – even if the job is offered to him.

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