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Instant replays not the solution after poor weekend of Premier League officiating

The case for some sort of instant replay in the Premier League was made by Jose Mourinho on Sunday’s surprising appearance on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program. Following Kevin Friend’s shocking first half performance in Southampton’s loss at St Mary’s to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho’s calls for replay […]

Referee Kevin Friend faced barrage of criticism after Liverpool win against Southampton

Referee Kevin Friend faced a barrage of criticism after a controversial display in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. The Leicester-based 43-year-old turned down two early appeals from Southampton for penalties, either side of Philippe Coutinho's spectacular goal, after Filip Djuricic went down under Liverpool challenges. He […]

When was the last time an Englishman scored for your Premier League club?

Listed below are the last English goalscorers for each Premier League club.  Perhaps surprisingly, Aston Villa, Everton, Hull City, Southampton and Chelsea round out the top five clubs that have gone the longest without an English player scoring a league goal. Arsenal – Theo Walcott, February 10th 2015 (nine days). […]

Elia Grateful for Southampton Chance

Match-winner Eljero Elia has thanked Southampton boss Ronald Koeman for handing him a chance to prove himself all over again. The 27-year-old Dutchman played in the 2010 World Cup final for Holland, but has rather lost his way since having failed to impress in two spells in Germany with Hamburg […]

Victor Wanyama’s Injury Mars Southampton’s FA Cup Victory

Victor Wanyama's hamstring injury marred Southampton's FA Cup third-round replay win at Ipswich for manager Ronald Koeman. Saints arrived at Portman Road riding the crest of a wave following Sunday's impressive victory at Manchester United. That win came at a cost, though, with influential centre-back Toby Alderweireld sustaining a hamstring […]

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