Author Profile: Simon Rose

Relegation watch: Brighton win a red herring for Saints & Stoke

Relegation watch: Brighton win a red herring for Saints & Stoke

Brighton’s unexpected win over Manchester United changes little for the bottom three, as only Southampton could have caught them in any case. Brighton have moved from 37 points to the perceived magic target of 40, but West Brom on 28 points...read more »

Relegation watch: Swansea hold the key to the bottom three

Relegation watch: Swansea hold the key to the bottom three

Swansea hold the key to Premier League survival as they face fellow strugglers Southampton and Stoke at home, in their final two matches. All three sides have failed to do enough in recent weeks to claw their way towards safety and...read more »

Relegation watch: Saints and Stoke must take advantage, now

Relegation watch: Saints and Stoke must take advantage, now

Southampton and Stoke must start winning, now, if they are to catch faltering relegation rivals that are drifting within reach. We wrote recently how Brighton had to make themselves safe, with home games against Leicester and Huddersfield, before their final 5...read more »

Relegation watch: Brighton and Huddersfield can’t afford to draw

Relegation watch: Brighton and Huddersfield can’t afford to draw

Brighton or Huddersfield must win today’s vital survival clash, as a draw would leave both in range of their rivals with brutal games ahead. Victory for either would probably be their salvation. A point apiece would leave both vulnerable, if those...read more »

Relegation watch: Brighton must seal safety against Leicester

Relegation watch: Brighton must seal safety against Leicester

Brighton need to secure Premier League safety against Leicester on Saturday, as they’re likely to lose most of their remaining matches. The Seagulls enter their final 8 games on 34 points, sitting 6 points above the relegation zone, but significant tests...read more »

Will Hall: my bottom corner beauty!

Will Hall: my bottom corner beauty!

Young footballer Will Hall gives us the latest on developing through grass-roots football, including scoring a rather unusual goal. A lot has happened since I last wrote about my football. I have played the Southampton Academy twice, sadly both ending in...read more »

Spurs should win the FA Cup given Wembley advantage and City out

Spurs should win the FA Cup given Wembley advantage and City out

Spurs should win the FA Cup given their Wembley advantage, having avoided the big guns in the quarter-final draw and with Man City now out. Sunday’s unexpected 2-2 stalemate at Rochdale sees Spurs needing a Wembley replay to reach the last...read more »

Sansom: Palace’s home crowd will stay right behind them

Sansom: Palace’s home crowd will stay right behind them

Palace hero Kenny Sansom says the Eagles must give nothing away in the six hard games coming up and attack from set-pieces. All the bottom half have to win games. It’s so close now, teams will be grovelling for points. 'Do...read more »

Sansom: Arsenal must handle Spurs’ start and not make mistakes

Sansom: Arsenal must handle Spurs’ start and not make mistakes

Former Arsenal skipper Kenny Sansom says the Gunners must be ready for Tottenham to attack from the off, in Saturday’s north London derby. When I played, the derby was massive for the fans. It was huge, the biggest game of the...read more »

Sansom exclusive: Arsenal v Palace could be anything!

Sansom exclusive: Arsenal v Palace could be anything!

Arsenal and Crystal Palace legend Kenny Sansom thinks the Gunners are in turmoil and the Eagles could spring a surprise at the Emirates. Arsenal don’t look in a good state. Things don’t seem right at the club. It’s affecting the fans,...read more »