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Mar 26, 2015

Forster loss motivates Saints to tighten up further

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton will be more motivated than ever to stay “miserly” at the back after losing England goalkeeper Fraser Forster to a knee injury for the rest of the season, the Premier League club’s director of football said.

Still pushing for an improbable Champions League spot, the loss of Forster is a major blow to the south coast club sitting sixth in the standings.

Mar 26, 2015

Soccer-Forster loss motivates Saints to tighten up further

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Southampton will be more motivated than ever to stay “miserly” at the back after losing England goalkeeper Fraser Forster to a knee injury for the rest of the season, the Premier League club’s director of football said.

Still pushing for an improbable Champions League spot, the loss of Forster is a major blow to the south coast club sitting sixth in the standings.

Mar 19, 2015

Parling to start for England against France

LONDON (Reuters) – Leicester lock Geoff Parling replaces Bath counterpart Dave Attwood as the only change to an England lineup named to face France in their final Six Nations clash on Saturday.

Having started every match in the tournament so far, there is no room for Attwood on the bench either, with Harlequins’ Nick Easter named a replacement.

Mar 19, 2015

Rugby union-Parling to start for England against France

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Leicester lock Geoff Parling replaces Bath counterpart Dave Attwood as the only change to an England lineup named to face France in their final Six Nations clash on Saturday.

Having started every match in the tournament so far, there is no room for Attwood on the bench either, with Harlequins’ Nick Easter named a replacement.

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.

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