Sport Dusan Tadic celebrates his goal with Graziano Pelle during Southampton’s rout of Sunderland

They also have a plan based on realistic targets and sustainable finances, writes the former Tottenham manager in his exclusive column for The Independent

Abel Hernandez vs Graziano Pelle: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Hull City and Southampton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the KC Stadium

Ronald Koeman

Hull City vs Southampton: Summer upheaval 'helped' Southampton, suggests Ronald Koeman

The Saints are currently second in the Premier League

Hull's Mohamed Diame (left) challenges West Ham's inston Reid (right)

Premier League: Hull vs Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

Bojan Krkic

Stoke vs Southampton: Bojan Krkic does feature in Mark Hughes' plans despite disappointing performance in Cup exit to Saints

Bojan was given his first outing in nearly a month but failed to fire in the 3-2 defeat to Southampton

Pelle scores Southampton's third, and his second

Tottenham vs Brighton, Manchester City vs Newcastle, Stoke vs Southampton - Capital One Cup Live

Follow all of the news and updates from the fourth round here

Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal

Stoke vs Southampton: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to this week's Capital One Cup fixture at the Britannia Stadium

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City watches the ball cross the line as Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal
A view of Southampton's St Mary's Stadium

Southampton vs Stoke team news: Sadio Mane only Saints change following 8-0 win

Ronald Koeman unsurprisingly makes few alterations

Swansea vs Leicester: Premier League live blog, including reaction to wins for Arsenal and Southampton

All the action and goals from the Premier League on Saturday 25 October

Ronald Koeman believes a top-four finish ‘is not realistic’

Southampton vs Stoke City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St Mary’s

Morgan Schneiderlin vs Charlie Adam: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Southampton and Stoke City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St Mary's

Sunderland players to refund fans £24 ticket cost after 8-0 thrashing at Southampton

Money can also be refunded to a local charity

Mario Balotelli failed to impress against QPR
Vito Mannone looks on during the 8-0 thrashing

Southampton 8 Sunderland 0: 'We should pay for fans' wasted trip,' says Vito Mannone after 650-mile round-trip ends in humiliation

Sunderland keeper asks team-mates to fork out after humiliation at St Mary’s

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Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House

Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities