Southampton need to dust themselves down after Sunday's combination of frustration, travesty and injustice and find anew their scoring touch if they are to have any chance of fulfilling their dream of European football.
Perhaps, then, a trip to the Hawthorns is not the ideal follow-up fixture, but that is the card they have been dealt. It is almost hard to believe that Ronald Koeman's team ran out 8-0 winners against Sunderland earlier in the season, especially now given that they have scored just...
Ronald Koeman did not quite get the credit he deserved. Just a few minutes previously, the Southampton manager had seen his side lose to Liverpool, ceding ground in the achingly tight race for a Champions League spot. There had been a quite brilliant goal from Philippe Coutinho and a quite fortuitous one from Raheem Sterling.
There had also been three penalty claims -- one decent, one reasonable, one very strong -- for the Dutchman's team. Two had come in the first four minutes, a few seconds before...
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has offered an insight into the working environment Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal promotes, and claimed the experienced tactician strikes fear into his players.
Koeman worked with Van Gaal as a player and a coach at Barcelona, but the duo fell out when they endured an unsuccessful working relationship as they filled the roles of head coach and sporting director at Ajax.
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Van Gaal's renowned eagerness to assert his authority on a dressing room shines through...
When the final whistle went in Sunday's Premier League fixture at St. Mary's, there will not have been a more relieved man than Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
The Croatian was very much set to be the villain of the pantomime that Liverpool's visit to Southampton was always going to be. After Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert departed the South Coast in the Summer -- the former two in acrimonious circumstances -- and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers made some cutting remarks about having no...