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August 20, 2019

Ep. 136- Lucky Little Liverpool, with Jay Grant of the Southampton Page

Saints fell to Liverpool at St. Mary’s over the weekend, a result that will come as a shock to absolutely no one in the football world. It leaves Saints with no points and only one goal scored through two Premier League matches, with two more fixtures coming before the first international break of the season. Saints, however, did play well for large parts of the match, dictating the game for long periods, and looking on par with Liverpool (even if they weren’t at their best). The game featured a lot of missed chances by both sides and Saints eventually walked away with positives to build on but no share of the points.

Joining me this week to discuss the match and some new developments in coverage is Jay from the  Southampton Page. The Southampton Page is the official partner of the show and just launched its YouTube Channel earlier this week. The first Matchday Experience will be up late on Saturday night after the Brighton match, but you can subscribe right now to make sure you don’t miss it (plus there’s an intro video there for you already). 

As always, thanks to Jay for all the support and for joining the show once again! And, thank you for listening! Your support is most important and it truly means a lot! 

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Matt

August 13, 2019

Ep. 135- Banged In Burnley, Now for Plan B. With Luke Osman of Read Southampton

The best laid plans…

After a pre-season that couldn’t have gone any better in many respects. The style of football developed greatly, the team seemed to jell. Players worked their way into and out of the team (Hi Charlie, Mario… and wherever you are Guido). The training trips, the warm weather, the pre-season matches, everything seemed to point towards Saints being better than they showed on Saturday. But, Saints are also much the same team (in terms of squad composition) as they were last year, and Saturday’s performance at Burnley showed it.

Luke Osman joins me this week to discuss the disappointing start to the season, as well as look at some changes happening around Read Southampton. We also answer some of your questions (thanks for sending them in) and more. 

If you don’t do so already, give Luke and Read Southampton a follow on Twitter, or send him an email if you are looking to potentially write for Read Southampton. 

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Matt

 

August 6, 2019

Ep. 134- It’s All Fun and Game Until Burnley Away, with Lucy, Jake, Bob and Luke

The 2019/2020 season is almost here. Saints have had their first pre-season under Ralph Hasenhuttl, they’ve brought in a few attacking options, they’ve looked, for the most part, good during pre-season. But, at the time of recording (July 29, 30, and August 1), there were no additions in defense, which is something several of this week’s guests key in on.  

For this episode, I’m joined by 4 guests, Lucy Highnett, Jake Hughes, Bob Brown, and Luke Osman. We run through a range of questions from the assessment of pre-season and the transfer window to predictions for a number of categories for the coming season. Be sure to give this week’s guests a follow and give their various projects a follow and/or listen when you get the chance. Also, let us know what you think of the episode and what your predictions are for the coming season. 

 

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Matt

July 30, 2019

Ep. 133- Puzzling Pieces, Making them Fit, with Jay from the @SouthamptonPage

When life comes at you fast, you call on your friends. That’s what I did this week. My plans for Ep. 133 fell apart late Sunday, but a quick message to the Group Chat and Jay(@CXEAdams), who runs the @southamptonpage, the official partner of the show, was ready to go. Fast forward to Monday morning and away we went. 

We quickly-ish recap some major moments of the preseason and then dive into listener questions- so many questions, thank you! We get to as many as we can and really enjoy ourselves. Probably too much, honestly. Top scorer predictions, league predictions, who should leave, who should stay, who is about as much use as a chocolate teapot? Listen and find out our thoughts and be sure to let us know yours. Thanks for everything, you are all wonderful.

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Matt

July 23, 2019

Ep. 132- A New Season, A Season of New, with Aaron Smith and Lee Hurrell of the Southampton Women’s Football Club

This week Saints are off to China and Ireland to continue their preseason, but while the boys are away, the ladies will play… and they’ll play Spurs. If you are unaware, the Southampton Women’s Football Club is also preparing for their season and they are ramping things up by playing Spurs of the Women’s Super League this coming Sunday. There is more information about the match on all the Southampton Women’s FC social media channels, so be sure to check it out and get down to the ground to see just how good Southampton Women’s FC is. Beautiful football, (hopefully) beautiful weather and a good day out for you and the family. 

 

This week on the show I had the chance to chat with Aaron Smith and Lee Hurrell (@westspice and @LHfutebol) about their new roles at the team, some of the changes they’ve made since coming in, how the team is kicking on and what they hope to achieve this year. It’s always a pleasure to be able to chat with representatives from the club and get an idea of how things are going, and I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to do so. I hope you enjoy the show.

 

If you are interested in getting involved with the Southampton Women’s Football Club, the links below will help you get started. Those interested in sponsoring a member of the squad or advertising in general, please contact Amanda Boroughs the club secretary directly at secretary@southamptonwfc.co.uk.

 

 

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Matt

July 16, 2019

Ep. 131- Chill Out, Charlie, Mario’s Media, and Adams in the Family, with Aydin Osman

Pre-season match #1 is done. A 1-1 draw in Austria against a team that is at the end of the pre-season and ready to play competitive football. I will not say I am enjoyed watching the match, but that’s because I couldn’t due to legal restrictions and rights and all of that. No big deal, though. From the highlights, it looked like the guys were running and played well enough, created some good chances, made a few mistakes and it’s all to be expected. Live, learn and move on.

This week has been a roller coaster so far. Been to LA and back on Sunday to view a live podcast with my very best Arsenal Friend Josh. Got back after 11:00pm Sunday evening and then woke up ready to record this episode, only to have my dad call me in a semi-emergency, which lead to he and I spending the next 5 or so hours at the hospital. Eventually, we got him home and settled and Aydin (Twitter- @aydin_osman96 and Instagram- @aydinosman96) was waiting on the other end of a Skype call to do the episode. Now, here it is… we have a lot to discuss, from the friendly to your questions and even some social media type stuff.

As always, I hope you enjoy the show. 

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Matt

July 9, 2019

Ep. 130- Give Us Something To Talk About, with Tom Murray

This week was basically the opposite of last week. The boys are back, but there isn’t really all that much going on with the club. Tom Murray joins me this week to discuss what rumors there are, the potential outgoing transfers, Tom’s work with Alan March Sport and answer your questions on this week’s show.

If you would like to get in contact with Tom or have questions about Alan March Sport’s offerings, the links below will help you get in touch with the right people. Also, follow Tom on Twitter @T214Murray.

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Matt

July 2, 2019

Ep. 129- Sign Ings On Targett, with Jay from the Southampton Page

What a fantastic start to the week. Before I was even awake on Monday morning, Saints had taken care of some serious business in the transfer market, bringing in Che Adams from Birmingham and shipping Matt Targett off to Aston Villa. Not long after that, Danny Ings was officially announced as a Saint after his loan spell from LFC ended. 

That makes two signings under Hasenhuttl and two attacking options added to the team. It’s also the first major departure of Ralph’s tenure. Targett played a significant role last season when Bertrand was out, but was going to be short of the first team football he craves and was coveted by several clubs according to rumors on the internet (where everything is true). 

Joining my this week to discuss all the movement, on and off the pitch, is Jay of @southamptonpage (Instagram). From Adams to Targett to the backroom shuffle, and social media mishaps, we break down what’s going on at Saints. If you don’t follow the @southamptonpage (Twitter), go do that. We’ll be back with a newsletter on Friday.

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Matt

June 25, 2019

Ep. 128- Celebrating 10 Years of League 1 Minus 10, with Glen de la Cour

*Note- this week's episode contains language I would not use around my grandmother or my children. If you are listening with kids or aloud at work, I'd recommend waiting until you are alone or putting some headphones on... ps. It's totally worth it.*

Glen de la Cour had a 5 year plan. It didn’t involve industrialization or collectivization. Or restructuring of the board or improvements to the training facilities. It was, mostly, document what was happening as Saints aimed to get back to the Premier League. 

Five years came and went, Saints got back to the Premier League, we sold players to Liverpool, lost managers, qualified for Europe, and Glen simply kept writing. We fell from Europe, more players left the club, and still, made some shocking moves at the top of the food chain, and still Glen kept writing. It’s been 10 full seasons, over 645 posts, since Glen started League One Minus 10. The play on the field hasn’t always been pretty, but Glen has been giving it to readers straight since the day he started. The blog is full of opinion, insight, curse words and reactions, and can be counted on to deliver an honest and open opinion of what’s happening on the pitch through the eyes of a man who has been attending matches with his father (and now his father and son) since 1975.

If you don’t follow Glen on Twitter you can do that @L1Minus10, and please be sure to add League One Minus 10 to your reading list. You won’t regret it. Special thanks to Glen for coming on the show this week to discuss 10 years of writing the blog, some team news, and answer some listener questions.

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Matt

June 18, 2019

Ep. 127- Standard Hasenhuttl and the Man from Mali with Dan from PremWorldWide

The Southampton Page is the official partner of the podcast. Jay, who runs the page, is raising money for the Macmillian Cancer Support Center, who played a big role for Jay and his family during the last few months of her life. Jay is Braving the Shave, and you can help him and others make a difference in the lives of those living with and fighting cancer. Click here to donate if you can.

This week I’m joined by Dan who runs the @premworldwide on Instagram (you can get him on Twitter @deadlydjenepo) to talk about the announcement of the 2019/2020 fixtures, the arrival of Moussa Djenepo, the recent Sport Bild interview of Ralph Hasenhuttle, LFC’s interest (maybe?) in Alex McCarthy, the possibility of Bertrand and/or Targett leaving, your questions and more.

Get in touch with Dan and I and let us know what you think!

We’ll be back next week to take a look at what has transpired at and around the club.

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Matt