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March 31, 2020

Ep. 168- The Southampton Women’s Season that Was(n’t), with Club Media Officer Hayley Newman

The Southampton Women’s FC season might be over, and the records for the season may be expunged, but it doesn’t mean we have to throw out everything that happened this season. To help us relive some of the moments we don’t want to forget, Club Media Officer Hayley Newman stops by (virtually) to discuss her role at the club, plans for moving forward, some memorable moments on and off the pitch and she even answers some of your questions.

As always, get in touch with the club using the links below. The club and players rely on sponsorships to keep them on the field and their season would be impossible without them. You can also get in touch with Hayley for any media inquires. All links are below.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

March 24, 2020

Ep. 167- From The Booth, Behind the Mic, with Jon Weeks

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00

  • Intro- 00:55

  • Jon Weeks- 3:58

  • Listener Questions- 41:53

  • End Credits- 54:50

This week I’m joined by a voice familiar to many of the nearly 30,000 Saints fans that show up each and every home matchday to support the team. Jon Weeks (Twitter @jonweeks5 and Instagram @jonweeks) is the voice of Saints in the ground. As the PA announcer, he gets to be involved in the match while also still getting to support the team during the matches. It’s a different perspective than many of us have, and with the addition of his job on the radio and doing voiceover work, his voice helps give life to so many stories, and so many moments of the football season that we won’t forget… but not that Leicester City match. He wasn’t there for that one. 

Get in touch with Jon using the links below. 

You can also hear him on @thisisheart and @CapitalOfficial every weekday beginning at 5:00am!

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

March 17, 2020

Ep. 166- Nobody at Norwich, No Chance to Socially Distance Ourselves from the Pack, with Dave Champ

*With everything that's going on, I completely forgot this would be released on St. Patrick's Day... so, happy St. Patrick's Day. 

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00

  • Intro- 00:55

  • Dave Champ- 5:21

  • End Credits- 54:50

Things change quickly. Sometimes too quickly. We’ve gone from having matches as normal to having matches with no fans, to not having matches at all. We’re self-quarantining and social distancing, and it’s really left me with a weird feeling. I’m sitting in a classroom with no students. It doesn’t really work.

We do have an episode for you this week, though. I’m joined by Dave Champ (@awayfromhomesaint on Instagram) to discuss the response to the spread of the Coronavirus through our communities and the Premier League, and it impacts on us as fans and the clubs up and down the football pyramid. It’s a little topical, sure, but we do also discuss the refunds given by the club, the financial situation the club is in, the potential sale of the club and we try to find a silver lining in there somewhere.

Lastly, we talk about how we are spending our time and some books that might help keep you company during the layoff. I’m going for The Brothers Karamazov- (For Free Here), but there are several links below to Saints’ related books by authors who have been on the show, and, perhaps most importantly, who are fans of the team.

 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

March 10, 2020

Ep. 165- Presenting: Life of a Saint, with Michael Kurn

Show Timeline:

  • Pre-Roll SFC USA Event- April 4, 2020, Chicago- 00:00 (link)

  • Intro Music-01:09

  • Intro- 02:04

  • Michael Kurn, Life of a Saint- 4:54

  • Questions- 53:04

  • End Credits- 1:07:47

Some will say Saints dug in and played 10 v 13 on Saturday, and whether you think Graham Scott supports P*rtsmouth or not, or if you think the guys at Stockley Park are out to take back any love we had for VAR, the truth is, we have 9 more matches to get the points we need to be safe. It won’t be easy, but I’m not sure we would want it to be that way.

To discuss the loss to Newcastle and his new book Life of a Saint on this week’s episode is Micheal Kurn (also on episode 116). You may have seen him on matchday in the Southampton FC Fanzone or on Indonesian TV presenting Premier League matches from all over England or heard him on TalkSport, read his previous book Desire Dream Vision or just run into him around town. Even if you’ve never heard from him before, now is your chance. The new book is set for pre-sale on March 27 and will be out, launch party and all, May 9, 2020. Use the links below to get and stay in touch, and thanks as always for listening!

Instagram- @lifeofasaint85

United States of Southampton Meetup- Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Fado Irish Pub, Chicago Illinois. (Info Link)

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

March 3, 2020

Ep. 164- Across the Pond, to the Bridge and Beyond, with Curt Supple

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00

  • Intro- 00:55

  • Curt Supple- 6:48

  • End Credits- 1:28:27

 Things don’t always work out the way we’d like. Saints’ most recent visit to West Ham (and seemingly every time we’ve played them recently) is a case in point. But, sometimes things do go the right way. And when that happens, it’s cause for celebration.

Curt Supple had things mostly work out for him on his visit to see Saints over the Christmas period. He managed to get tickets away at Chelsea and at home vs. Crystal Palace, he saw us win at a top 4 side, and manage a point at home (we don’t get all that many, honestly). Once the vacation was over and he was back in the US, we chatted through his trip. That’s this week’s episode. I hope you enjoy it, and if you are a fan of the team and live abroad, feel free to take some advice from hoe Curt did it…. after all, I’ve only seen us lose at West Ham.

A special thanks for Curt for coming on the show and sharing his time. I enjoyed chatting everything from baseball to football to American football and look forward to doing it again in the future1 You can follow Curt on Twitter and Instagram, he’s @CurtSupple on both platforms.

 

United States of Southampton Meetup- Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Fado Irish Pub, Chicago Illinois. (Info Link)

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

February 25, 2020

Ep. 163- Shane Long’s Smallbone Finish, with Christian Candler

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00
  • Intro- 00:55
  • Christian Candler- 3:35
  • Lineup- 18:18
  • Villa Match Recap- 25:38
  • Listener Question- 54:25
  • End Credits- 1:09:44

 Christian Candler (@candlerneuro on Twitter and @c.ndler on Instagram and his website candler.us) joins me yet again to chat about Saints’ win over Villa last weekend. Saints were dominant for most of the afternoon as Villa very much looked like a side focused on next week’s EFL Cup Final and not their current relegation battles.

It’s always a pleasure to chat with Christian, who's become a great friend over the last several years, and who has achieved so much in the world of both writing and sports coverage and now neuroscience. The conversation is especially sweet when there’s a win to discuss and Shane Long scores with his Smallbone. I hope you enjoy the show, sorry about the sickness in my voice… I tried. 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

February 18, 2020

Ep. 162- Blunt Force Burnley, with Dan Jarvis

Burnley came to St. Mary’s and brought with them the weather and a bit of misery as Saints’ fans fought the wind and rain to watch what amounted to a very forgettable match. Other than Danny Ings scoring again (to make it 18 in all comps this year and 15 in the PL), nothing good happened. Redmond was injured in training, Boufal went off early, we let in a goal directly from a corner and had all kinds of possession but no real chances. Burnley had a higher Xg than we did, and even Carl Anka will tell you that’s not supposed to happen. 

Anyway, Dan was kind enough to join me to fill me in on all that he and his father have been up to recently. From doing the 92 to being interviewed by the Guardian and raising money for a couple of local charities along the way. It’s a pleasure and an honor to have Dan back on the show, and, as I state in the show, that episode- Ep. 75- with Steve and Dan, is one of my all-time favorite episodes.

If you’d like to follow their journey, you can. Links are below to their Twitter and Instagram handles, and there are also links to the charities they are raising money for and the just giving page where you can donate if you wish. 

 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

February 11, 2020

Ep. 161- Son Dives, Spurs Survive, and Saints Exit the FA Cup, with Jake Hughes of St. Mary’s Musings

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00
  • Intro- 00:55
  • Jake Hughes and St. Mary’s Musings- 2:55
  • Jacob Maddox Signing- 7:35
  • Spurs FA Cup Replay- 10:35
  • End Credits- 1:02:01

Saints failed to progress in the FA Cup and now fins themselves on their shortened winter break with just 1 competition to focus on over the rest of the season. The better team on the day lost according to Jose Mourinho (and just about everyone else). It was tough to take, and even tougher given the injury to JWP, and the Son penalty decision, but Jake Hughes, editor of St. Mary’s Musings, joins me to try to pull some positives out of the whole thing. You can get more from Jake the St. Mary’s Musings team by visiting https://stmarysmusings.sbnation.com/

Enjoy the last few days of the Winter Break. Try to stay safe in the weather wherever you are and let us know what you think about the show (also, leave a review on iTunes or wherever you listen).

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

February 4, 2020

Ep. 160- Kevin Friend Never Walks Alone, with Dave Champ

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music-00:00

  • Intro- 00:54

  • Dave Champ and LFC- 4:00

  • Listener Questions- 40:40

  • End Credits- 1:03:30

A trip to the league leaders, a return to Anfield for Danny Ings, and Kevin Freind out for a kickabout with 11 of his mates. It didn’t end the way we wanted it to, and the final scoreline didn’t necessarily tell the full story. The match showed a few things, though. The team has come a long way since the beginning of their time under Ralph. In recent weeks it’s given us results and helped propel us up the table. There were very few supporters who would have been expecting a result on Saturday, but I think a lot of people walked away (not alone) with the feeling that the team gave it everything. It’s not worth any points, but confidence in what Ralph wants in the coming weeks may prove to be worth a lot against lesser opposition.

Joining me to discuss the match and answer your questions this week is Dave Champ. Dave is a Southampton native who now lives in Ohio. Dave is on Instagram @therealdavechamp. You can get in touch with him there if you’d like. Special thanks to Dave for joining me this week and thanks again to all of you for listening!

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

January 28, 2020

Ep. 159- VAR Aghast and Boufal’s Blast, with Dan from Saints Brass

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music- 00:00
  • Intro- 00:54
  • Dan and Saints Brass- 6:09
  • FA Cup Match- 27:55
  • Listener Questions- 58:50
  • End Credits- 1:07:20

Also, I 100% called Luke Millard Kevin Millard in the questions section. I made two patrons one, which is not a thing. My bad.

When you head to a football ground you expect to hear certain sounds. The fans cheering, the chatter in the concourse, chants back and forth between sets of rival fans, etc. They let you know where you are when you are at a match. If you’ve ever been outside of St. Mary’s on a matchday over the last 4 years then you know the added sound that fills the air. Saints Brass welcomes fans to St. Mary’s each and every matchday and have become an integral part of the matchday culture at Saints. 

It was a real pleasure to speak with Dan about the origins of Saints Brass, their duties and rituals on matchday, and the 1-1 against Spurs we were all treated to on Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Saints Brass, be sure to check them out at the next home match you attend.

If you’d like to hear them before then, you can give them a follow on Social Media. They are @saintsbrass on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and you can also find them at saintsbrass.com.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt