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Feb 12, 2015

Foreign leagues quake as EPL steamrolls ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Lay 10 pound notes side by side and end to end, and the cost of broadcasting just one Premier League match to a UK audience would cover the pitch of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium in Bank of England paper. Heading for twice over.

The money Britain’s dominant pay TV firm Sky (SKYB.L: Quote, Profile, Research), and rival BT (BT.L: Quote, Profile, Research), spend to screen the English league’s footballers live would be sufficient to carpet the whole of Monaco in brand new tenners — annually, for two of the deal’s three years, with plenty left over.

Feb 12, 2015

Soccer-Foreign leagues quake as EPL steamrolls ahead

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Lay 10 pound notes side by side and end to end, and the cost of broadcasting just one Premier League match to a UK audience would cover the pitch of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium in Bank of England paper. Heading for twice over.

The money Britain’s dominant pay TV firm Sky, and rival BT, spend to screen the English league’s footballers live would be sufficient to carpet the whole of Monaco in brand new tenners — annually, for two of the deal’s three years, with plenty left over.

Feb 5, 2015

Saints looks to turn screw on off-balance QPR

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – After a slip-up against Swansea, fourth-placed Southampton will seek to heap more misery on managerless Queens Park Rangers when they visit the west Londoners on Saturday, bolstered by returns from injury.

The Saints will not be able to unleash new signing Serbian international Filip Djuricic as the midfielder, on loan from Benfica, is still to sort his work permit.

Feb 5, 2015

Soccer-Saints looks to turn screw on off-balance QPR

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb 5 (Reuters) – After a slip-up against Swansea, fourth-placed Southampton will seek to heap more misery on managerless Queens Park Rangers when they visit the west Londoners on Saturday, bolstered by returns from injury.

The Saints will not be able to unleash new signing Serbian international Filip Djuricic as the midfielder, on loan from Benfica, is still to sort his work permit.

Jan 30, 2015

Depleted Saints bolstered by returns for Swans clash

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Two of Southampton’s international brigade will ride to the rescue this weekend, affording coach Ronald Koeman much-needed relief from injury woes when his high-flyers welcome Swansea City on Sunday.

Defender Maya Yoshida and striker Sadio Mane are back from duty with Japan and Senegal respectively and will be available, to the relief of the manager who is still without Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin, Toby Alderwiereld and Shane Long.

Jan 30, 2015

Soccer-Depleted Saints bolstered by returns for Swans clash

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Two of Southampton’s international brigade will ride to the rescue this weekend, affording manager Ronald Koeman some much needed relief from injury woes when his high-flying Saints welcome Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Japanese defender Maya Yoshida and Senegalese striker Sadio Mane are back from international duty, and will be available, to the relief of Koeman who is still without Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin, Toby Alderwiereld and Shane Long.

Jan 22, 2015

Saints and Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Southampton’s speeding juggernaut is set for collision with a momentum-gathering Crystal Palace on Saturday, in an FA Cup fourth round clash that looks sure to produce fireworks.

The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jan 22, 2015

Soccer-Saints and Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Southampton’s speeding juggernaut is set for collision with a momentum-gathering Crystal Palace on Saturday, in an FA Cup fourth round clash that looks sure to produce fireworks.

The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Jan 16, 2015

Soccer-Saints on the road again as Forster travels home

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Southampton’s high-flying footballers will have travelled some 1,500 miles in a week by Sunday, but midfielder Steven Davis says he’d have it no other way, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

The long trek to the north-east comes on the heels of a Premier League win up at Manchester United, and an FA Cup victory at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road.

Jan 12, 2015

Soccer-Smug Saints smile as United rue fortunes

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Seemingly, it was as much about a score settled as three points won.

Having been pick-pocketed at home by Manchester United just five weeks ago, Southampton repaid the favour with a Premier League stealth job at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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