Good banter. Southampton FC’s media team have put together a hilarious video as fictional character Dr Barry Gale returns following his brief exploits as a “Player integration officer” during the 2014-15 season. This time, Gale is going on a European tour ahead of Saints’ first-ever Europa League group stage game on the road. Claude Puel‘s side face Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Thursday in their second group game in Group K of the Europa League. Saints beat Sparta Prague 3-0 in their group stage debut two weeks ago. Click play on the video above to get Gale’s guide to Israel. Sort of… Let’s see what Gale has in store for Milan and Prague in the next few months.
Factbox on Sam Allardyce, who was sacked as England manager on Tuesday after one match and two months in charge. Born: Oct. 19, 1954 in Dudley, England Playing career: * Defender Allardyce began his playing career at Bolton Wanderers where he spent nine years and made more than 200 appearances before joining Sunderland in 1980. * He spent the next 12 years as a journeyman professional, with stints at clubs including Millwall, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, a second spell at Bolton, Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion.
Sept 26 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Monday Monday, September 26 Burnley 2 Watford 0 Sunday, September 25 West Ham United 0 Southampton 3 Saturday, September 24 Arsenal