SAINTS manager Nathan Jones has expressed his support for defender Jan Bednarek after the 26-year-old was recalled from his loan spell at Aston Villa. The recall came with a mixed reaction from Saints fans after Bednarek spoke about his excitement at joining a ‘bigger club’ in his introductory interview with Aston Villa. “He loves the club, he’s very popular in the changing room, and he worked very very hard for Southampton. "So we just felt we needed a bit of experience, a bit of aggression, a little bit of something in there. Bednarek has appeared three times for Saints this season starting the first match of their League Cup quest, a 3-0 win at Cambridge United in August.
SIGNED, sealed, and not delivered for over nine years – the story of a parcel that has only just returned to sender. Retiree Michael McQuaide was shocked to discover a familiar package on his doorstep on Monday. Upon closer inspection, the 67-year-old Chandler's Ford resident soon realised it was a roll of vinyl he posted to a customer on October 23, 2013 - which never reached its destination. 'I couldn't believe it'A shocked Michael McQuaide with the parcel (Image: Maya George, Newsquest)Speaking on the baffling experience, Michael said: “It was quite strange to see this package arrive on my doorstep. You will also have full access to Saintsplus, your new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and much, much more.1 month ago Daily Echo
We take a look at all of the youngsters training with Jones and the first-team in Spain, assess their path and what their next steps could look like. They did sign Everton shot-stopper Zak Stewart to eventually provide competition, while Wright may seek a first spell in senior professional football soon. Wright is expected to rejoin Horseman and the B team following his return from Spain. He is likely to return to the B team upon arrival in England. Well, he has got 13 goals and seven assists across the B team and under-18s already and only three of those g/a came with the younger age group.1 month ago Daily Echo
NATHAN Jones admitted his first Premier League win was a “long time coming” and says Saints are in a “categorically” different position to a week ago. Saints remain bottom of the Premier League on goal difference but have now won three in three in eight days, including FA Cup and EFL Cup ties. READ MORE: Stunning Ward-Prowse double secures first Premier League win of Jones eraAnd asked how his first win at top-flight level feels, Jones responded: “Very good, it’s been a long time coming. We made a few changed and said let’s go after the game,” Jones said. I can’t remember many Premier League sides being bigger than them.”A message from the EditorThank you for reading this article - we appreciate your support in reading the Daily Echo.19 days ago Daily Echo
NATHAN Jones insisted he is not concerned by fan reaction to him at the end of the 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest, but admitted he is a little bit “surprised”. While Mohammed Salisu sprinted down the tunnel despite James Ward-Prowse bellowing for him to come back, Jones did go around the stadium bowl clapping the fans. “The thing about a football manager, especially where I've come from and getting an opportunity here, I understand the scepticism. Asked if he believes he can change supporters’ confidence, Jones replied: “Results are the only way to change it. You will also have full access to Saintsplus, your new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and much, much more.29 days ago Daily Echo
NATHAN Jones admitted he was very pleased to get a “good reception” from Saints supporters at full-time on Saturday. The 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup third round win followed his side going behind inside the first 15 minutes and increased fan frustrations. “If I'm honest, I don't know what type of reception I’m going to get when I go over there,” Jones said. “So when I went over there (Saturday), got a good reception, I was very pleased with that. That will come in time, but right now it's just pleasing to get a win and I'm pleased for the players.25 days ago Daily Echo
PARENTS are being urged to "trust their instincts" and seek help immediately if they suspect the child is suffering from scarlet fever. "We'd encourage them to trust their own judgement and seek medical attention if they feel the child’s condition has become serious or life-threatening." Parents are being urged to seek medical help if they suspect their child has scarlet fever (Image: PA)Symptoms include a sore throat, headache and fever, followed 12-48 hours later by a sandpaper-like rash on the chest and abdomen that gives rise to the name scarlet fever. Debbie Chase, director of public health at Southampton City Council, said scarlet fever could affect children of all ages. "Children with suspected scarlet fever should not attend nursery or school for 24 hours after the commencement of antibiotic treatment.1 month ago Daily Echo
The most expensive streets in England, Wales and Scotland have been revealed, according to new data from Halifax and the Bank of Scotland. Halifax and the Bank of Scotland have released their annual reviews into the most expensive streets in Wales, England and Scotland (PA) (Image: PA)Meanwhile, all of Scotland's most expensive streets were located in Edinburgh, according to the Bank of Scotland's annual review. The most expensive street in Wales was Westbourne Crescent in Cardiff with the average house price costing £1,003,000, Halifax said. Living on the most expensive street in the North East or East Midlands will cost something closer to £1.5 million.”Most expensive streets in England and WalesHere are the most expensive streets in England and Wales alongside the average house price as reported in Halifax's study. Among the 25 most expensive streets in Scotland, spots in St Andrews, North Berwick and Musselburgh were featured.1 month ago Daily Echo