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Michael Turner

Sabotaging since 12 Dec 2012

Michael has strong opinions, particularly football, and write to air my grievances, or to very occasionally express pleasure. Long-suffering Southampton F.C. fan, currently enjoying our potentially brief foray back into the Premier League..

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Southampton: How Did The Summer Exodus Actually Happen?

Southampton just won’t stop selling.

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Southampton: Buy A Centre-Half Fast & Flog Useless Ramirez & Fox

It’s been an exciting start for Pochettino’s men and despite a recent dip in form, their report card is looking pretty healthy as we go into 2014.

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Southampton: Can We Find A Way To Start Scoring On The Road?

Southampton’s pressing game sometimes leaves them open on the counter but, if they get it right and frustrate Chelsea, they could take all three points.

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Southampton: Now For The Ominous Run That Will Tell Us How Good We Are

On a day where the dismal weather prevented either Southampton or Stoke playing exciting football, a draw was a solid away result for Pochettino’s men.

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Southampton: Draw At United Was Deserved and Shows How Far We’ve Come

Dani Osvaldo needs to improve and the decision-making was questionable, but this was a well-earned point away for Pochettino’s exciting Southampton.

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Southampton: We Miss Jack Cork But Holloway’s Attacking Palace Will Play Into Our Hands

The Saints have struggled against bottom half opposition lately but Ian Holloway’s attack-mindedness with Palace may prove to be a good thing for us…

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Southampton: Osvaldo Will Be Vital To Our Survival This Season

We’ve looked strong at the back but a bit lightweight up front this season but hopefully the signing of Italian bad-boy striker Osvaldo will change all that vs. West Ham…

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Southampton: Lovren Is Quality, But We’ll Regret Puncheon Leaving

Four pints from six is not to be sniffed at, but for all the pretty football Southampton play we might regret not having an out and out winger to come in and make a difference when we’re struggling to break teams down…

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Luke Shaw: Manchester United’s Next World-Class Left Back

After Luke Shaw’s impressive season with Southampton it is no wonder he is garnering attention from the likes of Manchester United. Find out more about the talented 17-year-old here…

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Southampton: Wanyama Is Our Makelele, But Cork Should Play

The Kenyan showed impressive defensive solidity as did Lovren, but I think we’d be better with Cork, Wanyama and Schneiderlin…

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5 Players Southampton Must Sign To Chase European Football

Having now reached the stage where Southampton need only one win to guarantee survival, it is interesting to consider areas of the side that could do with strengthening in order to progress further next season.

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Saints: The Win Over Reading Justifies Cortese’s Decision To Sack Adkins

At the time it was controversial, but Cortese’s choice to relieve Adkins of his duties and replace him with Pochettino looks to be reaping the rewards.

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Teams Aren’t Having An Off Day, Saints Are Causing The Off Day

Rather than focus on the poor performances of the opposition, the media need to realise Saints are the team that have torn up the script having given it a once over.

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Nigel Adkins: A Southampton Fan On The Man To Keep Reading In The Premier League

In Adkins Reading have got themselves an excellent manager, who can galvanise the team into trying to perform the greatest of great escapes and even if this fails, he’ll still have Reading bounce back and become an undoubted long term success.

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J-Rod Is Fast Becoming Saints’ Most Important Player

After an poor start to life on the south coast, J-Rod is finally adapting to his new surroundings and his performance on Saturday proved just how important he is to Pochettino.

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Southampton’s Lambert Is The Man To Put The Final Nail In QPR’s Coffin

As the QPR defence continuously falters, now is the time for Saints to take advantage. If Lambert is firing on all cylinders, he’ll be the man to effectively send the R’s back down to the Championship.

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Pochettino’s Lack Of Plan B Will Make For Nervy End To Saints’ Season

The high pressure game works against weaker teams, but in the defeat to Newcastle it was easily worked out. If Saints are to remain in the Premier League, Pochettino needs to plan B when his initial gameplan isn’t working.

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Everything Newcastle Should Know About Southampton Star Jason Puncheon

The winger is out of contract in the summer and after an vastly improved domestic campaign, Saints will be loathe to losing their prized asset, with Newcastle supposedly preparing a move for Puncheon.

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Southampton: Stop Touré, Supply Lambert, Beat Manchester City

The Saints go into the late game as definite underdogs but they have pushed City all the way once and can do so again…

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Pochettino’s Pressing & Possession Is A Joy, But He Needs To Add Goals & Defensive Solidity

Dominant for spells at Old Trafford and excellent against Wigan and Everton Saints may have been, but football is a results business and we need points on the board…

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Saints: Pochettino Needs To Keep Ramirez In the Middle If We’re To Avoid Relegation

A well earned point for Pochettino in his first game at the helm and he owes much of that to the switch of Ramirez to the middle of the park, with the Uruguayan vital to Saints’ survival.

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Unhappy Chelsea Fans Could Be The Best Weapon in Southampton’s Arsenal

If the dissatisfied Chelsea faithful continue to put pressure on Rafa Benitez tonight Southampton might just be able to take advantage of the malaise.

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Southampton Half-Term Report: Bring Back Billy Sharp And Sell Danny Fox

After a slow start to the season, the Saints finally seem to be getting into their stride. With a little patience from the fans and a few signings, they can avoid relegation…

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Southampton: Adkins Poor Tactics Left Us Toothless Up Top

Without Lallana, our attacking threat was always going to be weakened, but Adkins decisions before and during the encounter saw Saints succumb to defeat at the hands of the Black Cats.

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Forget Lambert & Ramirez, Jack Cork Is Southampton’s Best Hope Of Survival

Southampton’s form is improving. The reason? Jack Cork’s return to fitness…

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