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Matt Le Tissier responds when asked about Mark Hughes possibly taking Southampton job

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According to reports from BBC, Southampton could appoint Mark Hughes as their next manager till the end of the season.

The former Stoke City boss is in talks with Southampton over becoming their next manager, and he could be appointed as early as Wednesday.

Former Southampton player and club legend Matt Le Tissier was asked by a fan on social networking site Twitter to comment on Hughes taking charge at the Saints, to which he replied “Whoever takes over I’d just like to see a bit more positivity in our play”.

Matt Le Tissier reacts to Pellegrino's departure, says this is why he was sacked

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Southampton sacked Mauricio Pellegrino last night after the heavy defeat against Newcastle United in their last game. They were beaten 3-0 by the Magpies.

The Saints are currently fighting for survival and they are just one point above the Premier League drop zone.

It will be interesting to see who comes in to replace the former Liverpool player now.

Matt Le Tissier reacts to Southampton result on Twitter; Saints fans respond

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Southampton showed no determination and fight as they suffered a moral breaking 3-0 defeat against Newcastle on Saturday at St James’ Park.

The Saints are just above the relegation zone, and were expected to put up a fight against Newcastle, a team that are also fighting for survival.

Instead, it was a meek surrender from Mauricio Pellegrino’s side and the manager criticised the spirit and attitude of some of the players after the game.

Ali Dia: Journalist Successfully Manages To Track Down Elusive Cult Hero, 20 Years After Legendary Southampton Debut

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Despite only ever playing less than an hour oftop flight football, there can be no doubt that Ali Dia is a Premier League legend in the truest sense of the word.

For the uninitiated (presuming there are any), Dia was signed by Graeme Sounness in 1996 after the shrewd Southampton manager received a personal tip-off from Dia's cousin, the similarly legendary George Weah, that the unknownSenegal forward, currently playing in the local non-leagues,was well worth a gamble.

Video: Southampton legend and ‘Sh*t Rickie Lambert’ Matt Le Tissier misses a penalty

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Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier was among those to put in an appearance at goalkeeper Kelvin Davis' testimonial yesterday. Le Tiss...

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Eight Famous Football Grounds We’ve Said Goodbye To Over The Years

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This week has seen much written about West Ham's Boleyn Ground which the club areleaving to move into theircavernous new home at the Olympic Stadium ahead of next season.

Given the media furore you'd think they were the first, but in fact the Hammersare in the process ofbecoming the eighth of the current Premier League sides to have moved to a new stadium over the years.

On This Day In 1996: Ali Dia Makes His Legendary Southampton Debut

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Graeme's clearly got no i-Dia what's going on

In one of the more extraordinary episodes in modern football, Senegalese striker Ali Dia made his debut for Southampton on this very day back in 1996 coming on in the 33rd minute for club legend Matt Le Tissier in a game against Leeds.

After an intervening period in which, according to Le Tissier: "he ran around the pitch like Bambi on ice", Dia was subbed off five minutes from the end having somehow made it past half-time by quite some distance.

Athletic Bilbao To Present Southampton Legend Matt Le Tissier With Their First Ever ‘One-Club Man’ Award

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Being the jolly good sports they are, Athletic Bilbao have decided to create their very own "One Club Men" award, with which they plan to pay an annual tribute to those players around the world who spent their entire professional careerswith just one team.

Bale, Walcott, Le Tiss And Other Southampton Stars Past And Present Gather To Gush About…Southampton (Video)

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By Chris Wright

To coincidewith the club launching their brand new training facility, Southampton have approached Saints both past and present to share their memories of spending their formative yearson the south coast.

The likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Rickie Lambert and Matt Le Tissier all showed up for a good gush, as well as current players like old-timer Kelvin Davis, emergent youngster Matt Targett and Morgan Schneiderlin- who famously threw a tantrum and accusedSouthampton of "destroying his career" when they refused to let him leave for Tottenham this July justgone.

Mauricio Pochettino was disloyal leaving Southampton for Spurs, says Matt Le Tissier

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Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for a frosty reception from Southampton fans when he comes up against his old club as boss of Tottenham,...

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Matt Le Tissier Signs For Guernsey FC, Set To Make Debut This Sunday

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By Chris Wright

For those who may have missed it over the weekend, Matt Le Tissier is set to come out of retirement after signing with Guernsey FC in a bid to assist the Channel Island side as they muddle through their mind-boggling fixture pile-up.

After a slew of cancellations and postponementsearlierin the season, Guernsey now need to play 17 games in the space of a month so 44-year-old Le Tissier, who was born on the island and is an honorary president of the club, has agreed to help out by pulling on his boots for the first time competitively since retiring from the professional game in 2002.

Le Tissier Warming To Newcastle And Alan Pardew

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Some good words today from Matt Le Tissier about both Alan Pardew and the Newcastle side. Matt Le Tissier Tiote and Cabaye are heartbeat of the side Le Tissier spent his entire playing career Southampton, and in 540 appearances for the south coast side, scored 210 goals in career the lasted from 1986 through 2002.

Tiss Time, More Than Any Other Time

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The recent publicity regarding the newspaper sting carried out upon the Pakistan cricket team during their test match against England and the ensuing debate over the completion of the test match between the two countries has led EJH to wonder why, when something similar happened in football, no action whatsoever was taken.

How Much Corruption Is There In Football? And At A World Cup?

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Triesman's Claims Were Unfounded

Amidst the battle for the right to host the 2018 World Cup, England's bid was dealt a severe blow as British paper, The Mail On Sunday decided to run a story which stated that Lord Triesman (who at the time was the head of the English F.A and the England World Cup bid) suggested that Spain and Russia had an agreement, in which Russia's bid would be supported by Spain if Russia helped bribe referees in Spain's favour at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Xavi News: Xavi: Le Tissier was my idol

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Barcelona star Xavi has revealed Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier was his childhood hero.

Quotes & Chants of the Week

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"How appropriate that it's Valentine's, because there's no love lost on either side!"
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier after Saints drew Portsmouth in the FA Cup fifth round, to be played on Valentine's weekend.

"I'll probably sit up at home tonight reading the rule book for a couple of
hours and see what the rules actually are.

Alan Shearer Would Have Taken Southampton Job

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News today in the People suggests that if Matt Le Tissier had been successful in his bid to buy Southampton recently, Alan Shearer could well have become the manager of his former club. Alan Shearer will he get Newcastle chance this season? Shearer is still said to be desperate to manage the club, but that will [.

English Premier League

Chelsea to miss out on the top four this season.

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The doom and gloom in the media continues this afternoon with the Sky Sports Soccer Saturday pundits in agreement that it's looking like Chelsea will miss out finishing inside the top four this season.

Our midweek defeat to Bournemouth has really escalated into ridiculous comments being made by all sorts of influential people in the game that we watch week in, week out such as Gary Neville in my previous post featured on here.

Top 10 Premier League Best Goals Of All Time: What Do They All Have In Common?

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Watching the collection of the top 10 best goals scored in the Premier League, they're a sight to see. Wonderful skills. Beautiful precision. Everything from Tony Yeboah's screamer for Leeds United against Liverpool to Paulo Di Canio's incredible scissor kick for West Ham United against Wimbledon, and many more.

Southgate? Strachan? Gibson? Lamb? Actually Maybe No-One’s To Blame

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Whenever you watch Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports each weekend, apart from having to put up with Paul Merson and the smarmy Matt Le Tissier, you've also got to put up with those adverts for the ambulance-chasing injury law firms. ‘Where there's blame there's a claim' was the most memorable line and they're generally become symbols of the blame culture that's gripped the UK in recent years.

No Chance, Rafa

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Matt Le Tissier watched Liverpool fall further behind the Premier League pace-setters.

With Fernando Torres still sidelined, the Reds failed to make an impact against a Blackburn side buoyed by the return of Sam Allardyce - and their Carling Cup win over Chelsea.

It left Rafa Benitez bemoaning a poor first half but looking forward to Alberto Aquillani's first start in a red shirt against Fiorentina in midweek.


Liverpool starlet on course to be ‘better than Raheem Sterling’, says Matt Le Tissier

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Liverpool starlet Jordan Ibe is on course to be "better than Raheem Sterling", according to Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier. Ibe, 19,...

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OTP Rebounds: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s RVP congratulations, Liverpool hit back and Mario Balotelli has more clothing issues

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Antonio Nocerino not impressed at how long it takes AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli to get dressed [101GG] Matt Le Tissier makes his Guernsey debut [BBC] Get your custom-made Barnet coffin [Pies] Arsene Wenger's entirely fictional congrulations to Robin Van Persie on winning the title [Dirty Tackle] Liverpool [.


Theo Walcott should leave Arsenal, says Matt Le Tissier

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Theo Walcott should leave Arsenal to fulfill his potential as an attacking threat, according to Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier. The England man...

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Stubborn Arsene Wenger is not the man to fix Arsenal’s problems, says Matt Le Tissier

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Stubborn Arsene Wenger is not the man to fix Arsenal's problems, according to Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier. The Gunners boss has come...

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Le Tissier nonsense: Arsenal are “mediocre” without Van Persie

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Matt Le Tissier may be regarded as something of a legend in English football but his comments regarding Arsenal made this morning seem to be wildly off the mark. Speaking to talkSport, Le Tissier said, [Van Persie is unbelievable and... without him, Arsenal look a very mediocre side." There is no doubt that Van Persie's [.

Matt Le Tissier – “Arsenal Would Be Mid-Table Side Without Van Persie”

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Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier was scathing in his assessment of Arsenal yesterday despite their 3-0 win, and reckons they would be a mid-table team if it was not for two goal hero Robin Van Persie. Summing up after the game Le Tissier said, "In the end it was comfortable, but not in the [...]

He’s back…..

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The news we have all been waiting to hear has finally broken, Robin van Persie is fit, healthy and raring to go. What a game to welcome him back to, a tasty little away fixture at our local rivals.

Don't suppose for one minute he will start, but just imagine what a lift it will be to the side seeing him sat on the bench ready to come on and grab the winner and keep our league chances alive.

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Top 10 conclusions: Manchester United 1-0 Fulham

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1. A disallowed stonewall penalty for the opposition and Fergie prowling the touchline looking at his watch: this was a vintage United performance. 2. You can imagine Roberto Mancini's reaction to Michael Carrick's trip on Danny Murphy. 3. Look at Ryan Giggs putting in the crunching tackles in midfield!

Top 10 Most Memorable Goals From Top Flight English Football

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We all have different memories, but when it comes to memories of the best goals ever scored in English top flight football, do most of us recall the same goals or not? And are these goals part of all of our conscious memories because we rate them so highly or because we've seen the goals replayed over and over again on any highlights package?


The Essence of the Number 10: A Beginner's Guide

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By Sam Blakeley, writing from London

To the uninitiated, the ‘number 10' in football is that archetypal player who links midfield with attack, floating between the two and becoming the playmaker of the side. He must be blessed with vision, composure, awareness, and an incredible range of passing, culminating in an almost extra-sensory ability to control the game and be within and without everything that happens going forward for the team.

The Joy of Six: Long-Range Screamers

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From Ronnie Radford to Ronaldinho, via Matt Le Tissier, here are half a dozen of the most memorable strikes from distance.

World Cup

How To Save A Penalty – Research Showing How To Predict Penalty Positions

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Photos: Matt Le Tisser And Blonde Models Shill For Binocular Football Game

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Glamour Model Rhian Sugden and Big Brother Winner Sophie Reade launch binocular football in London.

Aye, tis a fairly slow news day here on Planet Football, so we are left with some rather trashy pics (though not too trashy to publish, ahem) of Matt Le Tissier and a couple of bimbos one of whom is an ex-Big Brother 'star' plugging a binocular football match for cable TV channel Viva.

The Rest

Matt Le Tissier Give Paul Merson a Lesson in How to score Penalties

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Having beaten the machine in free-kicks two weeks ago Paul Merson decided to bring it to a new level by taking on the penalty machine himself Matt Le Tissier who missed just one of his 48 career taken spot-kicks against Nottingham Forest in 1993 with Mark Crossley making the save.

And it looked as if Le Tiss never hung up his boots at all as he converted a three peno's against Rob Green in goal.

Ruiz, Rodallega and luxury

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Looking over the latest data for the Man City game, I noted with interest that Bryan Ruiz was rated as our Man of the Match, largely based on the fact that he had more of the ball than anyone else, used it quite well, had a couple of shots, made a couple of interceptions, and generally acquitted himself decently in a tough match.

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TweetSouthampton legend Matthew Le Tissier has put himself forward to give England players specialist penalty taking coaching in an attempt to avoid spot-kick heartbreat at Euro 2012. England's penalty taking ineptitude in tournaments is sure to be discussed again with the Euros just two weeks away. Historically, the Three Lions have crashed out of World [.

United face challenge to replace Van Der Sar

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With the news that Edwin Van Der Sar will retire at the end of the season the task is on for Man United find a replacement for the 40-year-old Dutchman.

The former Ajax stopper has been a cornerstone of United's success in recent years, helping them win three Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League since joining from Fulham in 2005.

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Young David Jones scored an absolute cracker of a free kick against Stoke in what can be seen as a rather unconventional manner which gives a new idea on how to get it up and over the wall

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It is cheeky to try, but class to be able to pull it off.

Capello to rely on “ambulance cases”

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Earlier this year four England fans entered a FIFA "Follow Your Team" ballot for tickets to every England game and subsequent matches, whether England are still in the tournament or not. Having won a month off watching footy, now they are telling us all about it in The Daily Mail. I'll keep an eye on what they say just in case they offend anyone.