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VAVEL is an international sporting newspaper that works as a social platform to connect authors, journalists and bloggers with readers. With 13 international editions available in 7 languages, the website currently one of the 250 most visited pages of Spain and the third-top digital sports newspaper across the country.

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Luke James

| Writer | Editor | Podcaster | Radio Broadcaster | Social Media |

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Ben Browning

I am an aspiring sports writer and content creator currently studying for an MA in History at the …

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Check out my website to contact me and for further information -https://sgreasleymachin.wixsit...I'm a journalist with an interest in …

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Harry Robinson

Sports Journalist currently working as Manchester United Editor and Colombia correspondent for VAVEL UK.

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Matthew Niksa

I am a member of Boston University's Class of 2019, majoring in journalism and minoring in economics. I …

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Latest Articles

Time to shine, William Smallbone's season to break into Southampton's starting lineup

Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Luke Shaw, and Theo Walcott are all some of the best fruits to emerge from Southampton's illustrious academy set-up. And, with each new season comes a rooster of hungry, young talent looking to follow in their footsteps and stake their claim in the first team. While there are many examples of talent that does go one to become established Premier League footballers, there are many that are cut on the chopping block in the unforgiving world for
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Southampton's James Ward-Prowse says England need to show 'darker side'

Less than a minute of injury time left and England's narrow victory over Iceland was in jeopardy, Joe Gomez conceded a penalty in the dying breaths of a lifeless affair - only three minutes after Raheem Sterling had tucked one away himself to give England a 1-0 lead. It was at that moment James Ward-Prose, on his full England debut, found himself lurking on the penalty spot awaiting Birkir Bjarnason to test his luck in the UEFA Nations League Match in Reykjavik. Speculation on social media qui
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Can Jack Diamond offer a much needed shine for Sunderland this season?

Based on him doing what no other Sunderland player has done for decades - scoring in a win at Wembley - left winger Jack Diamond looks a fine option. But do statistics show that Diamond - fresh from his goal in loan club Harrogate Town's victory in the National League play-off final - is cut out for a place in Sunderland's first team next season?
By Jason Button
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Who to watch out for in Southampton's pre-season game against Swansea

Southampton have announced an impromptu pre-season fixture against Championship side Swansea this Saturday at St.Mary's. With the new Premier League season only a matter of weeks away it provides the perfect opportunity to build up fitness and for those on the fringes to impress ahead of the first fixture. Ralph Hasenhuttl's side, of course, kick off their new campaign on home turf against Tottenham on September 19th. Steve Cooper's Swansea will be a good test of strength to build up back int
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse called up to the England squad

Southampton duo Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse have both been rewarded for their endeavors last season with a call-up to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad. The Three Lions are set to face up against Denmark and Iceland in fixtures for the UEFA Nations League which kicks off next month. It could be Ings' first appearance in an England shirt since 2015, while Ward-Prowse is also recalled after last featuring against Montenegro in March last year, where he came on as an 82nd-minute substi
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"Exciting times for everybody" at Southampton says Danny Ings

Three weeks remain until Southampton kick off their season at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace for the new season. Saints only just finished last season a matter of weeks ago and ended the season on a real high having been unbeaten in March - which saw boss Ralph Hasenhuttl the final scoop manager of the month award. That has to lead to a good feeling around the club according to last season's top goalscorer, Danny Ings, who finished joint second in the golden boot race. Speaking with Sou
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Football supporters call for urgent action for clubs with new campaign

The newest campaign from the FSA, the representative body for fans in England and Wales, is looking for urgent action to offer support and legal protection to clubs in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic as all levels of the sport look forward to the 2020-21 season.
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Opinion: Southampton have the foundations to compete for Europe next season

is worth In what was an unusually warm December night Virgil van Dijk managed to scrape back a goal as he uncharacteristically found himself in the centre of the opposition penalty box as Claude Puel launched all of Southampton's personal forward in a desperate attempt to resurrect their European tour. But it was too little too late as the Dutchmans strike in the first minute of injury time upon the conclusion of the second half merely cancelled Maor Buzaglo's strike just one ten minutes earlie
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Robin Koch: Who is he and what could he bring to Leeds?

A versatile player comfortable on either side of central defence or even operating in a defensive midfield role; Leeds United’s latest transfer target Robin Koch represents an intriguing option as United look to strengthen their squad ahead of a return to the top-flight of English football.
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Southampton chasing Celtic's Olivier Ntcham along with West Ham and Everton

Olivier Ntcham is the subject of renewed interest from Southampton as Everton and West Ham also join the race for the Frenchman's signature - report 90min. The 24-year-old joined Celtic in 2017 when Brendan Rodgers was at the helm and has gone onto to make 123 appearances. Operating as a central midfielder Ntcham has chipped in with 23 goals during his stint North of the Border and won every possible piece of silverware in Scotland with three Premiership titles, three League Cups, and two Scot
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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The players Southampton should keep, sell and loan this summer

Southampton released nine players upon the conclusion of last season, and have already made two acquisitions for the campaign ahead by brining in Kyle Walker-Peters on a permanent deal and Mohammed Salisu. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, of course, went in the opposite direction of Walker-Peters to Tottenham leaving Ralph Hasenhuttl with a 27 man squad, according to the Premier League's official website. Like just about every other football club in existence, Southampton is rife with links to a whole m
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Who is Southampton's latest signing Mohammed Salisu?

Mohammed Salisu became Southampton's latest recruit earlier this week following a reported £10.9m transfer from La Liga side Real Valladolid. The 21-year-old became Saints' second acquisition of the summer following the capture of Kyle Walker-Peters on a permanent basis from Tottenham, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerb headed in the opposite direction, as reported on Vavel. Ralph Hasenhuttl hailed the deal as an 'important' signing, speaking with Soutmapton's official website he said: "This is an impor
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton's Harrison Reed likely to make permanent Fulham switch

Championship play-off winners Fulham are looking more likely to bring Southampton's Harrison Reed on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell last season. Currently, the London side has an option to buy from Saints for £8m which is looking more likely to be taken up having been an integral member of Scott Parker's side which successfully gained promotion. Fulham were promoted to the Premier League once again, following their 2-1 victory in the play-off final over Brentford, and as a
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton and Tottenham agree on deals for Hojbjerg and Walker-Peters

Southampton and Tottenham have agreed on transfer fees in principles for the deals of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kyle Walker-Peters. Hojbjerg would be moving in a reported £15m deal to the North London side, while Walker-Peters would be returning to St.Mary's on a permanent deal for a reported £12m - both fees according to Sky Sports. Both transfers are still subject to the agreement of personal terms and successful medicals, with only the transfer fees agreed so far. Kyle Walker-Peters and So
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl scoops manager of the month award

Ralph Hasenhuttl has picked up the Premier League manager of the month award following an impressive, unbeaten run in July. The Austrian saw off competition from Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and David Moyes to win the award for the first time. As previously reported, Hasenhuttl was nominated following a six-game unbeaten run in the concluding month of the season. In that six-game unbeaten run, the South Coast side picked up three impressive wins over Manchester City, Bo
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton unveil new 2020/21 away kit

Southampton have released details of their new away kit for the upcoming 2020/21 campaign. The away strip completes the line-up for the season ahead having previously unveiled their home kit and third 'sash' strip. Produced by Under Armour, who replaced Adidas as the sponsor of the Premier League club in 2016, the sports company are into the fourth year of their seven year deal. The away kit continues with the theme of the first two by honouring Saint's history as the club prepares to celebra
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Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl nominated for manager of the month

Ralph Hassenhuttl has been nominated for the Premier League manager of the month award for July. The Southampton lead his side to a six-game unbeaten run picking up wins against Manchester City, Bournemouth and Sheffield United. While also accumulating three draws against Manchester United, Brighton, and Everton. The brilliant run of form throughout July was enough to secure Saints with an eleventh placed finish in the table. Picking up a great result over Manchester City to take three point
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Saints set to release nine players

Southampton has announced that they will be releasing nine players once the current season comes to a conclusion. The South Coast side will be looking to reshape their squad having been linked with a permanent move for Kyle Walker-Peters and Mohammed Salisu. Ralph Hasenhuttl's side has handed their list of those set depart on a free transfer to the Premier League. Most notably of these is Cedric Soares and Maya Yoshida who have both already had respective moves to Arsenal and Sampdoria confir
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MLS announces name and badge of new Charlotte expansion franchise

MLS formally revealed the name and crest of their new expansion club. The club will be known as Charlotte FC in their 2022 inaugural season and will be playing their games at the Bank Of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Charlotte FC was one of eight options with others including Charlotte Monarchs, Charlotte Athletic, and Charlotte Crown.
By Jason Button
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The Warm-Down: Danny Ings, what a bargain

Southampton's talisman Danny Ings took his goal tally to 20 as the in-form striker earned a point for Saints against Brighton. The match between the South Coast sides finished stalemate after the Seagulls initially took the lead as Neal Maupay calmly slotted home in the 17th minute. With Saints desperately looking for at least an equaliser their super striker found the back of the net in the 66th minute as Ings easily beat Matty Ryan. With Ings's strike midway through the second half, it took
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Major League Soccer, ESPN work with supporters to reduce impact of artificial fan noise

Fans watching England’s Premier League, La Liga in Spain and the German Bundesliga matches since the leagues began after the postponements due to COVID-19 may have heard fan noise despite the empty stands but an agreement between MLS, ESPN and the Independent Supporters Council, a prominent supporters association, means the network will not be using the artificial sounds throughout the tournament.
By Jason Button
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Mourinho shares details about the future of Kyle Walker-Peters

Jose Mourinho has admitted that Kyle Walker-Peters still has a place at Tottenham but he will not stand in the way of a possible transfer to Southampton. However, in comments reported by Football London, the Spurs' boss also said he doesn't have any control over transfer decisions. Walker-Peters has spent the second half of the season out on-loan with Saints where he has featured five times in the Premier League. Having initially linked up with Ralph Hassenhutl's side in January that cast dou
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Fraser Forster's Celtic return is still on

Fraser Forster's return to Celtic is 'still on' despite reports last week the goalkeeper snubbed the Scottish club in favour of a Southampton return. The Hoops had initially agreed on a one-year loan extension with an option to buy for the England international. However, Forster is said to have snubbed a return North of the border to remain on the South Coast and fight for his place as the number one spot with Alex McCarthy. But now according to BT Sports presenter Darrell Currie, there could
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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The Warm Down: Southampton hang on against relentless Manchester City

, Southampton hung on against a relentless Manchester City to earn a huge victory against Pep Guardiola's side thanks to a spectacular long-range effort from Che Adams. An impressive game for Ralph Hassenhutl's side was dominated by several impressive and individual performances to cling on for a huge three points. The first of those impressive performers being Che Adams who caught Ederson off his line in a sensational long-range effort 16 minutes into the fixture which was enough to seal the
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton's Tella grateful for clubs faith after fearing the worst

Southampton's latest youth debutant Nathan Tella is grateful for the faith the club has shown him despite being sidelined for ten months with an ACL injury. The 20-year-old did admit, in an interview with Southampton FC, that he had begun to fear the worst with his contract running down. Tella said: “There was a little thought in my head, especially at the start, but I spoke to a lot of the coaches and the physios, and they just assured me I would be back to my normal self. “It’s a great feel
By Sam Greasley-Machin
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Southampton's bid rejected for highly-rated La Liga centre-back

Southampton has had a low-ball bid rejected by Real Valladolid for highly-rated centre-back Mohammed Salisu. Reports from France Football claim the bid was snubbed as it fell short of the 21-year-olds £10m release clause. Ralph Hassenhutl's side are said to have been tracking the Ghanian since January and have stepped up their interest with the summer transfer window now open. Salisu has featured 31 times for La Liga outfit Real Valladolid in the league this season who currently sit 14th in t
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Fraser Forster snubs Celtic in favour of Southampton return

Fraser Forster will not be signing for Celtic this summer in order to fight for his place at Southampton. The English shot-stopper has found his form once again while on-loan with the Scottish champions this season and was set to sign on a further one-year deal with an option to buy. However, according to reports following discussions with Ralph Hassenhutl and the Saints hierarchy Forster has opted to remain at St.Mary's. The Saints boss is believed to want Forster to compete with Alex McCart
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