- Mon Mar 12 9:57 PM
• Saints’ 3-0 defeat at Newcastle proves final straw • Pellegrino’s assistants also leave after one win in 17 league games Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino after a miserable run of one win in 17 Premier League matches left them embroiled in a fight to avoid relegation with nine games r...
- Mon Mar 12 9:11 AM
Alex Iwobi is drifting, Pellegrino is on dangerous ground and Manchester United produced a classic performance It always feels unfair to single out a young player, not least one who seems with each performance these days to become a one-man Arsenal social media event, a living banter-meme. Just c...
- Sun Mar 11 9:15 PM
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- Sat Mar 10 5:23 PM
Benítez has pledged to ban alcohol during Newcastle United’s impending warm weather training trip to Alicante but may now be tempted to relax that ruling. A thoroughly restorative win not only assuaged his side’s relegation anxieties but exacerbated Southampton’s own fears of falling into...
- Fri Mar 9 11:39 PM
• Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is one of 15 young players let go by Newcastle • Rafa Benítez confident of no problems on squad camp in Alicante Yasin Ben El-Mhanni has been told he has no future at Newcastle United and is one of 15 young players released from the club. United are still investigating claim...
- Fri Mar 9 3:52 PM
Mauricio Pellegrino said he will “always be grateful” to Rafa Benítez but he cannot afford to do his mentor any favours in this relegation six pointer. Southampton’s manager, whose side have won only one of their past 16 league games, played for Benítez at Valencia and Liverpool before later join...
- Fri Mar 9 3:04 PM
Huddersfield start a run of three important fixtures against Swansea, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle to follow, but could be missing Alex Pritchard at kick-off. The attacking midfielder ran the show in February’s wins so Carlos Carvalhal would certainly rather he did not feature. Carvalhal has...
- Thu Mar 8 12:53 PM
• Manager seeks to placate fans after comments last week • Allardyce wants to stay for ‘long term’ despite poor run Sam Allardyce has sought to ease tensions with the Everton support by insisting the club’s history and ambition are far greater than at Newcastle United or West Ham United. The Ever...