Southampton FC Sack Claude Puel After Just One Season

The fate of Claude Puel at Southampton F.C. had been speculated upon for some time. After one year on the job, guiding the Saints to an eighth place finish, there were many who saw his sacking coming.

The axe fell today as the south coast club made the announcement with this official statement below:

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Manchester United have already long conceded the race for a top four finish, and have gone all in with winning Europa League as the route back into UEFA Champions League. Thus, their trip to St. Mary’s, to take on Southampton, will be kind of a glorified friendly. Or at least an indifferent edition of the series, as the Saints also having nothing to play for. They are firmly entrenched as a mid-table side this year.

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How To Be Taken Seriously As A Soccer Fan In The US

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Generally speaking, soccer fans in the US get a lot of stick. Most of it stems from the fact they call it ‘soccer’ instead of ‘football.’ What fans back in Europe don’t seem to understand is that American Football is the number one sport over here. Of course, we don’t call it ‘American’ football, it’s just ‘football’ to us Americans.

So, if everyone started calling soccer ‘football’ as well, everyone would be confused! We don’t use the term soccer because we don’t respect the game or understand its history, it’s purely out of convenience.

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Jurgen Klopp Says Southampton Draw is “not the end of the world”

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said his side’s inability to finish “made life not easy” in their 1-1 draw with Southampton. Klopp also said the result is “not exactly what they wanted” but also “not the end of the world” when it comes to meeting their ultimate goals for the season.

Getting one point, instead of three, obviously makes the race for the top four much more tight down the stretch. The Reds remain in third place, one ahead of fourth place Manchester City (who have a game in hand on Liverpool) and five ahead of Manchester United (who also have a game in hand on Liverpool).

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Manchester United, and every other English Premier League Crest, if it were “Americanised”

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You previously saw what would happen if the National Football League became British. If not, then go here to this link and see NFL logos re-imagined in the style and theme of Great Britain. Clubline Football.com took the Premier League and converted the crests to how they would look if they were was branded up like the MLS, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL in America.

Club line took every Premier League team and AMERICANISED them. Sorry, it’s Americanised, not Americanized.

 The infographic embedded below shows you each team in alphabetical order.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Liverpool hosts Southampton this week, coming off a 1-0 win at Watford on a wondergoal by Emre Can.

The Reds have their fate for the top-4 in their hands, knowing that if they win their final three matches, they will be in the Champions League. That starts with a Saints side that they have yet to score against in three tries this season.

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Liverpool FC Injury Report vs Southampton: Coutinho, Henderson, Mane, Ings

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Liverpool is fully into the stretch run of the season, with just three matches remaining in the Premier League campaign. It starts with Southampton, the team from which they have purchased so many players these past couple years, on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds have battled injuries to key players all season long, but find themselves very close to cinching a top-4 spot despite all of the depleted teams they have had to field.

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Virgil van Dijk Derby: Chelsea Reportedly Ahead of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal

Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are monitoring Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk ahead of a potential summer transfer window move. It’s looking like the Saints central defender is going to be among the most sought after names in English football this summer. 

Of those four giant, big money clubs, Chelsea are leading the way, according to reports published today.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench in the 61? to propel the Blues past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-finals.

After the match, Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte said that the plan all along was to have Eden Hazard come off the bench. Hazard’s Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas said over the weekend that only Messi is better than the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year “ability wise.” Fabregas then added his view that Eden Hazard could reach Messi’s level if he were only to have more “killer instinct.” (more on that here)

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How to Bet on the UEFA Champions League

If you primarily care about English or German soccer, then you might focus your betting on the Premier League and the Bundesliga, respectively. However, if you are passionate about European football in general, then your favored tournament gambling should be the UEFA Champions League.

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MUFC Twitter Community Reacts to Zlatan EFL Cup Winner, MVP Performance

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has just won his first trophy as leader of the Red Devils. With a 3-2 EFL Cup Final win over Southampton at Wembley Stadium, he has now become the first United boss to achieve a trophy during his first season on the job at Old Trafford; just as Eric Cantona predicted. Perhaps The King’s prediction, of United winning more silverware, could indeed come true?

Will there be a so called “plastic treble” for year one of the Mourinho era at United?
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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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Manchester United have been beaten just once in their last 25 overall across all competitions. It’s a feat unmatched since the Sir Alex Ferguson era. However, they’re still in sixth place in the league, a spot they have occupied since late October. Nevertheless, United have a chance for a so-called “plastic treble,” and winning in the EFL Cup on Sunday accomplishes the first component of that triad.

United have also reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and the last 16 of the Europa League.

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