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Jan 30, 2014

No luck for the Irish as Yarde quits for Quins

LONDON (Reuters) – English top flight rugby club Harlequins are hoping international winger Marland Yarde will inject the “X-Factor” into their back line, after announcing the signing of the 21-year-old on Thursday.

Yarde will join next season from London Irish on a two-year deal which left Irish disappointed they had been unable to retain the player capped twice by England last year.

Jan 30, 2014

Rugby-No luck for the Irish as Yarde quits for Quins

LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – English top flight rugby club Harlequins are hoping international winger Marland Yarde will inject the “X-Factor” into their back line, after announcing the signing of the 21-year-old on Thursday.

Yarde will join next season from London Irish on a two-year deal which left Irish disappointed they had been unable to retain the player capped twice by England last year.

Jan 10, 2014

West Brom’s Mel tackles old foe in first English joust

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion’s new boss Pepe Mel could be forgiven for allowing himself a little smile when he rolls up his sleeves on Friday for his first full day in the Hawthorns hot-seat.

It will not be lost on the Spaniard that his first challenge as Baggies boss is to overcome an old adversary when his side visit Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton in an English Premier League tussle on Saturday.

Jan 10, 2014

Soccer-West Brom’s Mel tackles old foe in first English joust

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan 10 (Reuters) – West Bromwich Albion’s new boss Pepe Mel could be forgiven for allowing himself a little smile when he rolls up his sleeves on Friday for his first full day in the Hawthorns hot-seat.

It will not be lost on the Spaniard that his first challenge as Baggies boss is to overcome an old adversary when his side visit Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton in an English Premier League tussle on Saturday.

Dec 13, 2013

Southampton bid to storm fortress Newcastle

SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – ‘Fortress’ is a term much overused in the hyperbolic language of English Premier League football, but as far as Southampton are concerned, Newcastle’s St James’s Park comes as close as anything to fulfilling that forboding definition.

When the two sides meet in an eagerly anticipated top- flight clash on Saturday, Southampton’s newly capped England striker Jay Rodriguez insists his Saints team mates will be powered by confidence.

Dec 13, 2013

Soccer-Southampton bid to storm fortress Newcastle

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec 13 (Reuters) – ‘Fortress’ is a term much overused in the hyperbolic language of English Premier League football, but as far as Southampton are concerned, Newcastle’s St James’s Park comes as close as anything to fulfilling that forboding definition.

When the two sides meet in an eagerly anticipated top- flight clash on Saturday, Southampton’s newly capped England striker Jay Rodriguez insists his Saints team mates will be powered by confidence.

Dec 9, 2013

Show-stopping goal start of things to come, vows Osvaldo

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton’s record signing Dani Osvaldo single-handedly stunned Manchester City at the weekend, and now the Argentine-born Italy centre forward is warning there is more of the same to come.

Snapped up from Roma for 15 million pounds in August, the 27-year-old could not be accused of settling into Premier League life quickly, with only two goals to show from his first four months in the English top flight.

Dec 9, 2013

Soccer-Show-stopping goal start of things to come, vows Osvaldo

LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Southampton’s record signing Dani Osvaldo single-handedly stunned Manchester City at the weekend, and now the Argentine-born Italy centre forward is warning there is more of the same to come.

Snapped up from Roma for 15 million pounds in August, the 27-year-old could not be accused of settling into Premier League life quickly, with only two goals to show from his first four months in the English top flight.

Dec 6, 2013

Soccer: Saints look to shut up shop and stop slide

LONDON (Reuters) – Winded by a third successive defeat, Southampton must patch up a suddenly leaky defense when they host free-scoring Manchester City on Saturday.

The once-meanest back line in the English Premier League has now conceded eight goals in the last three matches.

Dec 6, 2013

Saints look to shut up shop and stop slide

LONDON (Reuters) – Winded by a third successive defeat, Southampton must patch up a suddenly leaky defence when they host free-scoring Manchester City on Saturday.

The once-meanest back line in the English Premier League has now conceded eight goals in the last three matches.

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