Swansea City vs Southampton: Preview & Prediction
Feb13

Swansea City vs Southampton: Preview & Prediction

Swansea City are the next opponents to try and stop an in-form Southampton side in their tracks when the two Premier League outfits clash at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon. Having won four of their previous five league outings, Ronald Koeman’s Saints have soared up to seventh in the standings, just four points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United following their slender 1-0 victory over West Ham United last Saturday....

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Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more
Feb12

Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at Shoot decided that we would come up with a love-themed Premier League squad, with a chairman, manager and stadium. Yes, of course we’ve updated some names so they fit into the criteria by being as imaginative as we can, but Jason ‘Puncheon above your weight’ is brilliant, right? Let us know @_shootfootball if you think any other names could have made it into our...

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Southampton’s Valentine Star: Who is the Saints’ most loved player?
Feb11

Southampton’s Valentine Star: Who is the Saints’ most loved player?

Name: José Fonte Position: Defender Despite seeing several star names head through the exit door at St Mary’s over the last 18 months, Fonte stayed loyal to Southampton. The 32-year-old was rewarded for his loyalty by being appointed captain by manager, Ronald Koeman. It represented the respect the club showed for the centre-half in a time where club’s best players have regularly been cherry-picked by bigger sides. Fonte scored...

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‘Gentle Giant’ Forster helping turn Saints’ season around
Feb10

‘Gentle Giant’ Forster helping turn Saints’ season around

Considering that Southampton fans were pining for a prolific striker in order to turn a stuttering campaign around, Fraser Forster wasn’t perhaps the first name on many lips to do that. Yet after the last five games garnered an impressive 13 points, the goalkeeper’s impact following his return to the first team could not have been more profound; a previously leaky defence has now kept five successive clean sheets. In the first...

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Premier League Round-Up: Leicester City soar five points clear at the summit
Feb08

Premier League Round-Up: Leicester City soar five points clear at the summit

In the top of the table clash; Leicester took another big step towards a Premier League title with a 3-1 triumph over Manchester City at the Etihad. Robert Huth poked the Foxes ahead after just three minutes and early in the second-half Riyad Mahrez’s skilful strike doubled their lead. Huth grabbed a brace on the hour to send the visitors into dreamland before Sergio Aguero pulled back a late consolation for the hosts. Claudio...

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Head-to-Head: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) vs Winston Reid (West Ham United)
Feb06

Head-to-Head: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) vs Winston Reid (West Ham United)

Saturday night football comes from St Mary’s Stadium this week as Southampton and West Ham United clash on the south coast (17:30), with both side’s bidding to qualify for European football next season. The Saints, who have collected ten points from a possible 12 in their last four league outings, are reaping the benefits of summer signing Virgil van Dijk’s outstanding displays that saw him nominated for Barclays...

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