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Nov 21, 2014

No backward steps for Koeman’s attacking Saints

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Second-placed Southampton will adopt a St Mary’s mindset when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday, and will take the game to the hosts as they look to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season.

Southampton have won their last five games in league and cup, and the 25 points they have is the most amassed from an opening 11 top-flight matches in their 129-year history.

Nov 21, 2014

Soccer-No backward steps for Koeman’s attacking Saints

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Second-placed Southampton will adopt a St Mary’s mindset when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday, and will take the game to the hosts as they look to continue their impressive start to the Premier League season.

Southampton have won their last five games in league and cup, and the 25 points they have is the most amassed from an opening 11 top-flight matches in their 129-year history.

Nov 14, 2014

Factbox – FIFA: its leaders, powers, and goals

LONDON (Reuters) – As FIFA is buffeted by the fallout from their report on the investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, we take a look at world soccer’s governing body.

* Governed by Swiss law, FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) is an association founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.

Nov 14, 2014

FIFA: its leaders, powers, and goals

LONDON (Reuters) – As FIFA is buffeted by the fallout from their report on the investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, we take a look at world soccer’s governing body.

* Governed by Swiss law, FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) is an association founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.

Nov 12, 2014

Magnamimous Nishikori still smiling after breakthrough year

LONDON (Reuters) – Anyone banking on the ravages of time taking their toll on Roger Federer had better think again — the Swiss is only getting better, according to his latest victim.

Kei Nishikori, Asia’s first qualifier for the prestigious ATP season-ending event, was handed a tennis lesson by the 33-year-old in London, before seeking positives.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Magnamimous Nishikori still smiling after breakthrough year

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Anyone banking on the ravages of time taking their toll on Roger Federer had better think again — the Swiss is only getting better, according to his latest victim.

Kei Nishikori, Asia’s first qualifier for the prestigious ATP season-ending event, was handed a tennis lesson by the 33-year-old in London, before seeking positives.

Nov 7, 2014

Schneiderlin demands three points for Saints before break

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – For Premier League momentum, and to keep confidence running sky high on the south coast, Southampton’s French international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is demanding a win over Leicester City so Saints enter the international break in perfect shape.

A loss to Tottenham Hotspur before the last international spell had threatened to dent their confidence, but that has since proven to be their only defeat in their last 12 games.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-Schneiderlin demands three points for Saints before break

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov 7 (Reuters) – For Premier League momentum, and to keep confidence running sky high on the south coast, Southampton’s French international midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is demanding a win over Leicester City so Saints enter the international break in perfect shape.

A loss to Tottenham Hotspur before the last international spell had threatened to dent their confidence, but that has since proven to be their only defeat in their last 12 games.

Nov 7, 2014

Accolade for Howe is cherry on cake

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Neutrals agree Eddie Howe must be something of a magician, while Cherries fans consider him little short of a miracle worker.

On Friday, the man with more managerial experience than his 36 years would suggest, reaped the reward of a staggering Bournemouth revival by being named Championship Manager of the Month.

Nov 7, 2014

Soccer-Accolade for Howe is cherry on cake

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Neutrals agree Eddie Howe must be something of a magician, while Cherries fans consider him little short of a miracle worker.

On Friday, the man with more managerial experience than his 36 years would suggest, reaped the reward of a staggering Bournemouth revival by being named Championship Manager of the Month.

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