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Lloyd's Saints dream 12 years in the making

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

For Lloyd Isgrove, it was a moment that had been 12 years in the making.

Franny's finish line fantasy

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Franny Benali can already picture the moment.

Boruc wants to leave Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Artur Boruc

10:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Ronald Koeman has revealed that Artur Boruc wants to leave Saints, and that the club are willing to move him on before the transfer window closes.

Gardos could make Saints debut

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6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Saints will decide today whether Florin Gardos is fit enough to make his debut for the club in tomorrow’s match against West Brom.

Koeman wants Saints to build on Anfield display

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Ronald Koeman says it is important Saints back-up their positive performance at Liverpool with three points against West Brom.

West Brom's Samaras unavailable for Saints clash

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:35am Friday 22nd August 2014

West Brom have completed the signing of Georgios Samaras, but the Greek international forward will not be involved against Saints tomorrow.

Koeman quiet on Townsend pursuit

Basingstoke Gazette: Andros Townsend has scored once in two England appearances this season. Picture: Action Images

4:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Saints boss Ronald Koeman was keeping quiet today over a possible deal for Spurs winger Andros Townsend.

Koeman: West Brom could be tougher than Liverpool

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman

4:12pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Ronald Koeman says that Saturday’s clash with West Brom may provide an even more difficult challenge than the trip to Liverpool, because of the expectation on Saints.

No Schneiderlin swap in any Townsend deal

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Saints will walk away from their pursuit of Andros Townsend if Tottenham insist Morgan Schneiderlin has to be part of any deal to bring the England winger to St Mary’s.

Benali - let's make St Mary's a fortress

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Saints icon Francis Benali wants St Mary’s to be a fortress this season ahead of the first home game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Legend Franny's feeling fitter than he's ever been

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Saints legend Francis Benali admits he is fitter than he’s ever been before as he embarks on his epic challenge of running between all 20 Premier League football stadiums.

Saints skipper boosted by Morgan's return to first team action

Basingstoke Gazette: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Jose Fonte says it “means everything” to have Morgan Schneiderlin back in the Saints team.

RUMOUR MILL, August 20: Saints interested in Lazio midfielder

Basingstoke Gazette: Andros Townsend has scored once in two England appearances this season. Picture: Action Images

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Saints are linked with Lazio's Alvaro Gonzalez, as well as a fresh move for Tottenham's Andros Townsend in today's transfer rumour round-up.

Lambert impressed by new-look Saints

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rickie Lambert admitted that Saints’ performance at Anfield has erased any doubts he had about how his former club would do this season.

Vlaar debate reignites

Basingstoke Gazette: Under-fire Villa boss Paul Lambert. Picture: Action Images

12:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is widely reported to have criticised Southampton boss Ronald Koeman over his supposed public chase of defender Ron Vlaar – even though the Saints manager last week clarified that he is not interested in signing the centre half.

Fonte: Saints proved their strength

Basingstoke Gazette: José Fonte

1:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

Jose Fonte believes Saints proved their doubters wrong at Anfield – even if they did not head home with the three points he felt they deserved.

Schneiderlin is a 'key player' for Ron

Basingstoke Gazette: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Ronald Koeman has backed Morgan Schneiderlin to be a key player for his side this season after bringing him into the team to face Liverpool.

Saints linked with Townsend bid

Basingstoke Gazette: Andros Townsend has scored once in two England appearances this season. Picture: Action Images

8:20am Monday 18th August 2014

Saints have reportedly had a £10m bid rejected for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

Board set Saints ambition says Lambert

Basingstoke Gazette: Rickie Lambert

2:39pm Monday 18th August 2014

Rickie Lambert has backed Dejan Lovren after the centre half received stick from Saints fans during his Liverpool debut at the weekend, and said the board deserve scrutiny over the reasons for the summer departures as well as the players.

Taider stakes claim for first-team place

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:40pm Monday 18th August 2014

Saphir Taider pushed his claims for a first team spot with a goal in an all-action display for Saints under-21s.

Koeman says Saints must believe after Liverpool display

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:30pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Ronald Koeman believes all thoughts of Saints struggling this season should be dispelled by his side’s opening day performance at Liverpool.

Saints edged out by Liverpool in Koeman opener

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:42pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Saints' first game of the Ronald Koeman era ended in a narrow defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool 2 Saints 1

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Updates from Saints' 2-1 defeat at Liverpool in their opening game of the Premier League season.

Liverpool v Saints Picture Gallery

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Images from Saints Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.

Koeman: No more centre-back signings

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5:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Saints do not plan to sign any more centre-backs following the arrival of Florin Gardos.

Long in line for debut, but Gardos must wait

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

New Saints signing Florin Gardos will have to wait a few weeks for his debut, as he recovers from a hamstring injury, but Shane Long could make his first appearance for the club at Anfield tomorrow.

Father and son embark on groundbreaking stadium mission

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A FATHER and son are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Saints legend Francis Benali by completing an epic, 1,750-mile journey to all 20 Premier League grounds across the country.

Schneiderlin accepts he will not be sold

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

Morgan Schneiderlin has accepted that he will not be sold by Saints this summer, according to manager Ronald Koeman.

Schneiderlin available for Anfield

Basingstoke Gazette: Morgan Schneiderlin wheels away to celebrate putting Saints ahead against Norwich.

3:56pm Friday 15th August 2014

Morgan Schneiderlin is available to play for Saints against Liverpool on Sunday after accepting he will remain with the club.

Koeman eyes wideman signing

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:02pm Friday 15th August 2014

Ronald Koeman is targeting the signing of another winger before the close of the transfer window.

JWP: New signings will make the difference

Basingstoke Gazette: James Ward-Prowse

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

James Ward-Prowse is confident Saints’ new signings will be more than adequate replacements for this summer’s high profile departures.

5 reasons for Saints fans to be optimistic ahead of the new season

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2:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

It's been a summer of upheaval for Saints so far, but on the eve of the Premier League season, here are reasons for Southampton fans to be positive ahead of the new campaign.

Where fans think Saints will finish in the Premier League

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:30am Friday 15th August 2014

The Daily Echo has been asking Saints fans what they expect for the coming season.

VINE: Shane Long impresses in training

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:07pm Friday 15th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON FC have this morning uploaded a short clip of Shane Long in action during his first training session.

UPDATED: Saints not plotting £4m winger deal

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:42am Friday 15th August 2014

SAINTS are not planning a £4m deal for a Championship winger, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Saints sign Long in £12.5m deal

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Saints have completed the £12.5m signing of Shane Long.

Saints seal Gardos capture

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Saints have completed the signing of Steaua Bucharest centre-half Florin Gardos.

No bids for Cork

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Saints have not received any offers for midfielder Jack Cork.

Big spenders Saints in summer spree

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Saints are set to make this summer’s spending the most lavish in the club’s history as they aim to tie up deals for Shane Long and Florin Gardos.

Pochettino quiet on Schneiderlin

Basingstoke Gazette: Mauricio Pochettino has been confirmed as the new Spurs manager. Picture: Action Images

3:59pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he has an ''unbelievable squad'', but refused to be drawn on any attempt to recruit Morgan Schneiderlin from Saints.

Saints' Jack Cork linked to £3 million move

Basingstoke Gazette: Jack Cork

8:22am Thursday 14th August 2014

SAINTS midfielder Jack Cork has been linked with a £3m move from St Marys.

New signing Moreno in line to face Saints

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Alberto Moreno should be available to face Saints this weekend, with Liverpool set to complete a £12m move for the defender.

£27m ex-Saint on sidelines for start of season

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Luke Shaw is set for a spell on the sidelines after Manchester United confirmed the left-back would miss the start of the Barclays Premier League season with a hamstring injury.

Saints agree £12.5m fee for Shane Long

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:35am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Shane Long is on course to become the second most expensive signing in Saints’ history after Hull City accepted a £12.5m offer for the striker.

Sharp completes Leeds move

Basingstoke Gazette: Billy Sharp in action for Saints against West Ham

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Billy Sharp has completed his move from Saints to Leeds.

Florin deal close, but Byram interest cools

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8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Saints are expected to make Florin Gardos their sixth signing of the summer within the next 24 hours – but Sam Byram looks unlikely to be the seventh new face at St Mary’s.

Rojo faces Sporting sanction

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:12am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Marcos Rojo is being hit with disciplinary action by Sporting Lisbon amid talk of him being wanted by Manchester United.

Saints target Hull striker Long

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hull striker Shane Long has emerged as a transfer target for Saints, as they look to increase their firepower for the new Premier League season.

Saints to face Millwall in Capital One Cup

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:29pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHAMPTON face a tricky away tie at Millwall in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Florin to sign for Saints in time for Liverpool match?

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SAINTS are hoping to complete a deal to sign Florin Gardos from Steaua Bucharest in time to prepare him to face Liverpool on Sunday.

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