Posts Tagged "Southampton"

The Return Of The Saints: Southampton’s Rapid Ascent To The Premier League

By on Apr 30, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 8 comments

If there was any hint of tension in the air at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, it didn’t hang around for very long. It took them a little under sixteen minutes for Adam Lallana to give Southampton the lead against a Coventry City that had already been relegated from the Championship with room to spare, and the final tally was a 4-0 rout which...

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Policing Football Fans: Civil Liberties Or Taking Liberties?

By on Nov 6, 2011 in Latest | 8 comments

‘Football fans have been exposed to the type of policing historically that is probably unfair and untargeted. I think it’s evolved, I think it’s moved on. My football unit police with the best interests of football fans that are around safety and that’s our principle driver. It’s not you and us at all. We want to work with you. I’m really happy to work with football...

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Those We Have Lost: The Dell, Southampton

By on Jun 15, 2011 in English League Football, History | 6 comments

Tom Tully surely performed a double take when he happened upon the match report from Southampton’s final stand at The Dell. Having written so many tales of glory for Roy of the Rovers, he likely thought his work had been plagarised when news came through that the final goal at those grounds, after 103 years of football, was a match winner over Arsenal scored...

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Match Of The Week: Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton

By on Mar 12, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

At some imperceptible point, somewhere between January and March, the football season switches its rhythm. No longer can one look at the league table, work out the gap between your team and the automatic promotion places, and blithely say, “We can make that gap up”. Every match matters, even though three points won in April are, in the overall scheme of...

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