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Sep 19, 2014

Pelle’s big boost after flirtation with Italian squad

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Southampton’s new powerhouse striker Graziano Pelle has hit the Premier League running and is full of confidence after four goals in five competitive matches propelled him to the fringes of the Italian squad, Saints boss Ronald Koeman told reporters.

Pelle, who has represented Italy at under-21 level but never won a full cap, inched closer to that honour this month when he was included on a “long list” for the Azzurri’s friendly with the Netherlands, and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway earlier this month.

Sep 19, 2014

Soccer-Pelle’s big boost after flirtation with Italian squad

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Southampton’s new powerhouse striker Graziano Pelle has hit the Premier League running and is full of confidence after four goals in five competitive matches propelled him to the fringes of the Italian squad, Saints boss Ronald Koeman told reporters.

Pelle, who has represented Italy at under-21 level but never won a full cap, inched closer to that honour this month when he was included on a “long list” for the Azzurri’s friendly with the Netherlands, and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway earlier this month.

Sep 18, 2014

Red tape cleared for Saints’ Senegalese striker

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Southampton’s Senegalese international striker Sadio Mane has finally received his work permit and will arrive in England on Friday, his English club said.

The winger, a signing from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg in a deadline-day deal worth almost 12 million pounds more than two weeks ago, will not be ready to feature in Southampton’s Premier League clash with Swansea on Saturday, manager Ronald Koeman said.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Red tape cleared for Saints’ Senegalese striker

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Southampton’s Senegalese international striker Sadio Mane has finally received his work permit and will arrive in England on Friday, his English club said.

The winger, a signing from Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg in a deadline-day deal worth almost 12 million pounds ($19.65 million) more than two weeks ago, will not be ready to feature in Southampton’s Premier League clash with Swansea on Saturday, manager Ronald Koeman said.

Sep 18, 2014

Koeman eyes Rodriguez return after quick recovery

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Injured England striker Jay Rodriguez is recovering quicker than expected and could be terrorising Premier League defences again in the next few months, his Southampton manager Ronald Koeman told reporters on Thursday.

The 25-year-old target man missed out on a spot in England’s World Cup squad after rupturing his knee in a match against eventual champions Manchester City in April.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Koeman eyes Rodriguez return after quick recovery

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Injured England striker Jay Rodriguez is recovering quicker than expected and could be terrorising Premier League defences again in the next few months, his Southampton manager Ronald Koeman told reporters on Thursday.

The 25-year-old target man missed out on a spot in England’s World Cup squad after rupturing his knee in a match against eventual champions Manchester City in April.

Sep 15, 2014

Saints alive! Reports of collapse seem premature

LONDON (Reuters) – When Morgan Schneiderlin curled in Southampton’s fourth goal of the 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the weekend, it capped off a mesmerizing 41-pass move.

Moreover, though, it further blew away a cloud of gloom that had hovered over the south coast stadium since the summer.

Sep 15, 2014

Soccer-Saints alive! Reports of collapse seem premature

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – When Morgan Schneiderlin curled in Southampton’s fourth goal of the 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the weekend, it capped off a mesmerising 41-pass move.

Moreover, though, it further blew away a cloud of gloom that had hovered over the south coast stadium since the summer.

Sep 11, 2014

Koeman hopes Saint Toby will help down Magpies

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is eager to pitch new signing Toby Alderweireld straight into the Premier League maelstrom against Newcastle United on Saturday, as his team look to build on their first win of the season.

Saints beat West Ham 3-1 away before the international break and Koeman wants more of the same from his new-look side, including the Belgian defender he signed on loan from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day.

Sep 11, 2014

Soccer-Koeman hopes Saint Toby will help down Magpies

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is eager to pitch new signing Toby Alderweireld straight into the Premier League maelstrom against Newcastle United on Saturday, as his team look to build on their first win of the season.

Saints beat West Ham 3-1 away before the international break and Koeman wants more of the same from his new-look side, including the Belgian defender he signed on loan from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day.

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