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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.

Nov 5, 2014

Building brilliance the Southampton way

SOUTHAMPTON England (Reuters) – ‘We don’t buy success, we build it’ – there could hardly be a more fitting ethos for a football club saved by a construction machinery magnate and now owned by his daughter.

Certainly, it is an ethos currently reaping rich rewards on the south coast of England.

Nov 5, 2014

Soccer-Building brilliance the Southampton way

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Nov 5 (Reuters) – ‘We don’t buy success, we build it’ – there could hardly be a more fitting ethos for a football club saved by a construction machinery magnate and now owned by his daughter.

Certainly, it is an ethos currently reaping rich rewards on the south coast of England.

Nov 3, 2014

Defence outshines Wanyama’s Southampton scorcher

LONDON (Reuters) – It might come as no great surprise that, with Ronald Koeman at the controls, Southampton should be building a formidable record on a cast-iron defence.

But having lost two key defenders in the close season — Luke Shaw to Manchester United and Dejan Lovren to Liverpool — it does still raise eyebrows that the Saints should have conceded only five goals in their opening 10 Premier League games.

Nov 3, 2014

Soccer-Defence outshines Wanyama’s Southampton scorcher

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – It might come as no great surprise that, with Ronald Koeman at the controls, Southampton should be building a formidable record on a cast-iron defence.

But having lost two key defenders in the close season — Luke Shaw to Manchester United and Dejan Lovren to Liverpool — it does still raise eyebrows that the Saints should have conceded only five goals in their opening 10 Premier League games.

Oct 30, 2014

Saints boss happy with fixture glut

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton head up to Hull City for a Premier League clash on Saturday with manager Ronald Koeman embracing rather than bemoaning his high-flying side’s busy schedule.

The Saints are on some streak having won nine of their last 10 league and cup matches, and followed up last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Stoke City with a 3-2 victory over the same team in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Oct 30, 2014

Soccer-Saints boss happy with fixture glut

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Southampton head up to Hull City for a Premier League clash on Saturday with manager Ronald Koeman embracing rather than bemoaning his high-flying side’s busy schedule.

The Saints are on some streak having won nine of their last 10 league and cup matches, and followed up last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Stoke City with a 3-2 victory over the same team in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Oct 30, 2014

Bath’s new convert Burgess plays down England talk

LONDON (Reuters) – Bath’s newest rugby union convert Sam Burgess firmly handed off questions about his chances of playing for England on Thursday, despite fellow code-switcher Jason Robinson earlier insisting he would play a “massive part” in England’s World Cup plans.

“Everyone is talking about England, but personally I just want to make Mike Ford’s team here in Bath,” Burgess said. “It is going to be hard work and I have to earn the respect of team mates here, and that’s what I am going to do with a smile on my face and hard work.”

Oct 30, 2014

Rugby-Bath’s new convert Burgess plays down England talk

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Bath’s newest rugby union convert Sam Burgess firmly handed off questions about his chances of playing for England on Thursday, despite fellow code-switcher Jason Robinson earlier insisting he would play a “massive part” in England’s World Cup plans.

“Everyone is talking about England, but personally I just want to make Mike Ford’s team here in Bath,” Burgess said. “It is going to be hard work and I have to earn the respect of team mates here, and that’s what I am going to do with a smile on my face and hard work.”

Oct 28, 2014

Soccer-Real seal strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi’s IPIC

MADRID, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Real Madrid have agreed a “long-term strategic partnership” with Abu Dhabi fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) that will strengthen the club’s status as the world’s richest, and help fund a planned stadium overhaul.

The agreement includes setting up Real museums and expanding their soccer schools around the world, as well as creating content for digital media platforms, IPIC, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, said on their website (www.ipic.ae) on Tuesday.

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