Hints of the impending period of austerity have already been forthcoming.
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The Black Cats have not lost to the Saints in any of their past eight meetings.
The Oranje may be full of the Saints gaffer’s old Feyenoord charges, but whether they’re any good or not is open to debate.
Dutchman’s impressive achievements with Vitesse, Valencia and Feyenoord indicate Saints are in safe hands
Striking last and late are the Saints’ calling cards in the Ronald Koeman era.
Hardly blessed with naturals at right-back it’s a miracle the phone hasn’t rang until now.
Elsewhere stars of Swansea’s start to the season are still someway from contention.
Multiple thrill-seekers are advised to embrace the early season high-flyers this weekend.