Ralph Krueger’s Team Europe is currently 2-0 in group play at the World Cup of Hockey, and according to Gary Lawless, has become a threat in the tournament. (TSN)
And others have been excited to see what Krueger has been able to do with a team that, just until the tournament really began, was just on paper. But could success in Toronto pry him away from Southampton? (The Oilers Rig)
Saints chairman Krueger himself said that Team Europe is “not done” ahead of their game against Team Canada today. (AP The Big Story)
Preview: Southampton manager Claude Puel targets a third straight win when they welcome Crystal Palace to St Mary’s in the EFL Cup today. (ESPN FC)
Joe Ledley, meanwhile, hopes Palace’s fringe players can have an impact to make it a third consecutive knockout of Southampton. (ESPN FC)
Is Charlie Austin the man to keep Southampton progressing in the right direction? Matthew Rose at Ninety Minutes Online seems to think so. (Ninety Minutes Online)
What ruckus has Southampton caused, as South Wales Evening Post columnist Leighton James has been left concerned following Swansea’s performance at the weekend. (South Wales Evening Post)
Sam Gallagher — on loan at Blackburn — hopes to be named among the starting XI that takes on Leeds United in the EFL. (Lancashire Telegraph)
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier picked his best Premier League XI through now for Sky Sports, which included Virgil van Dijk, as well as former Saints players Sadio Mane and Toby Alderweireld. (Sky Sports)
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Judging by what can be read through the SaintsFC hashtag, it’s a valid thought.
#saintsfc wondering if the fans hoping we play all the kids are the same fans that slagged the last 2 managers for not taking cups seriously— John Price (@jpriceno7) September 20, 2016
He’s a wanted man.
When does the EPL transfer window open so an NHL team can get Ralph Krueger back in hockey full time? #WCOH2016 #SouthamptonFC— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) September 19, 2016