Category: Southampton F.C.

Southampton Football Club Listeni/saʊθˈæmptən, -hæmptən/ is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

Their home ground since 2001 has been St Mary’s Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell. The club has been nicknamed “The Saints” since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association, and play in red and white shirts. Southampton has a long-standing rivalry with Portsmouth due to its close proximity and both cities’ respective maritime history. Matches between the two sides are known as the South Coast derby.

The club has won the FA Cup once, in 1976, and their highest-ever league finish was second in the First Division in 1983–84.[3] Southampton were relegated from the Premier League on 15 May 2005, ending 27 successive seasons of top-division football for the club.[4] They returned after a seven-year absence, and have played there ever since.

Southampton lead Wolves in the race for Manchester City outcast

Joe Hart might be surplus to requirements at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, but he is still a wanted man, with The Times reporting that Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are both keen on the 31-year-old. It’s been a bad season for Hart, with the experienced goalkeeper left out of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad for the […]

Celtic’s key midfielder has an uncertain future this summer

Tom Rogic - Celtic - Football Weeks

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted midfielder Tom Rogic could leave the club this summer but is hoping he’ll stay into the last year of his deal. The Australian international has endured an injury-hit season, spending three months out after damaging his knee, and doesn’t look like he’ll commit his future to the champions past […]

Chelsea 2-0 Southampton | Three things we learned from the Blues’ FA Cup victory

Chelsea will meet Manchester United in the FA Cup final in May after beating Southampton 2-0 scoreline on Sunday. Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata were on the scoresheet to help the Blues seal their place in the final for the second consecutive season under Antonio Conte. Giroud continues impressing in the FA Cup: Olivier Giroud […]

Blow for Arsenal with midfielder ruled out of Southampton clash

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Football Weeks

Arsene Wenger has ruled Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of Arsenal’s meeting with Southampton on Sunday, after the playmaker picked up an injury on Thursday night. Mkhitaryan started in the Gunners’ 4-1 mauling of CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash but was replaced in the second-half after injuring his knee. Wenger […]