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Oct 20, 2014

With Cork popped, goals finally flow for Saint Jack

LONDON (Reuters) – The adage about London buses springs to mind when thinking of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork – you wait all day for one, then two come at once.

After a three-year barren spell in front of goal, the 25-year-old has now scored three goals in a matter of weeks, the latest coming in Saints’ stupendous 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland on Saturday.

Oct 20, 2014

Soccer-With Cork popped, goals finally flow for Saint Jack

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The adage about London buses springs to mind when thinking of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork – you wait all day for one, then two come at once.

After a three-year barren spell in front of goal, the 25-year-old has now scored three goals in a matter of weeks, the latest coming in Saints’ stupendous 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland on Saturday.

Oct 17, 2014

Northern Irish skipper pledges future to Saints

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis on Friday pledged his long-term future to Southampton, with a contract extension at the Premier League club until 2018.

The 29-year-old said he was delighted to be staying on the south coast because Southampton were a progressive club, and that he was enthralled with the team’s prospects.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-Northern Irish skipper pledges future to Saints

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Northern Ireland skipper Steven Davis on Friday pledged his long-term future to Southampton, with a contract extension at the Premier League club until 2018.

The 29-year-old said he was delighted to be staying on the south coast because Southampton were a progressive club, and that he was enthralled with the team’s prospects.

Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Saints boss Koeman tells Dutch they would have to wait

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Dutch bulwark Ronald Koeman pledged his immediate future to Southampton on Thursday, and said the Dutch national team would have to wait for him if they wanted him to take the reins.

Koeman, capped 78 times by ‘Oranje’, was linked with the role midweek by former Dutch midfielder Ronald de Boer who said Koeman would be a better fit for the job than incumbent Guus Hiddink.

Oct 16, 2014

Southampton trio up for early awards

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton’s barnstorming start to the Premier League season has been reflected in a trio of nominations for early-season awards.

Dutchman Ronald Koeman has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September after steering the unfashionable south coast side to third place after seven matches.

Oct 16, 2014

Soccer-Southampton trio up for early awards

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Southampton’s barnstorming start to the Premier League season has been reflected in a trio of nominations for early-season awards.

Dutchman Ronald Koeman has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September after steering the unfashionable south coast side to third place after seven matches.

Oct 3, 2014

Soccer-Newly-minted internationals boost Saints for Spurs trip

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) – A fresh batch of international call-ups for his Southampton players will fire up the Saints as they head into Sunday’s clash with Tottenham, says manager Ronald Koeman.

Nathaniel Clyne and Jose Fonte became the latest internationals on Southampton’s books when they received their first call-ups for their countries — by England and by Portugal.

Oct 1, 2014

England underline confidence in coach with 2020 contract

LONDON (Reuters) – The Rugby Football Union (RFU) underlined its confidence in Stuart Lancaster on Wednesday by awarding England’s head coach a new contract 2020.

Lancaster’s coaching team — forwards coach Graham Rowntree, backs coach Andy Farrell and attacking skills Coach Mike Catt — have also been contracted to the end of the 2019-20 season.

Oct 1, 2014

Rugby-England underline confidence in coach with 2020 contract

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The Rugby Football Union (RFU) underlined its confidence in Stuart Lancaster on Wednesday by awarding England’s head coach a new contract 2020.

Lancaster’s coaching team — forwards coach Graham Rowntree, backs coach Andy Farrell and attacking skills Coach Mike Catt — have also been contracted to the end of the 2019-20 season.

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