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October 29, 2019

Ep. 146- Leicester City Letdown, with Chris Rann

Getting beat by 9 goals is something I’ve struggled to recover from in Fifa, let alone in real life. There are times when you get knocked down, and you get up again, we all do. But, when you lay down and allow things to happen to you, that’s different. It’s harder to come back from. There is going to be shame and guilt and a ton of other things that are harder to shake off. 

And, unfortunately, that’s about where we find ourselves this week. Perhaps the poorest performance I’ve ever witnessed. Abject, unacceptable, embarrassing, however, you want to say it. All of those emotions are in the show this week. But, the good news is that Chris Rann (@crstig on Twitter and writing @saintsworld.co.uk) and I were forced to wait a day to record due to some issues with the internet. But, we regrouped and came again, exactly what we hope Saints will do this week. 

Chris and I run through the game and the general happenings around the club, answer your questions, laugh, cry and end up having a pretty good time. I hope you enjoy it.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

October 22, 2019

Ep. 145- Results May VAR(y), with Freddie from The Ugly Inside

One thing: I was (still am) pretty sick during this…also, very hungover. Go Astros. 

Sorry.

A point on the road isn’t bad in the Premier League. Take a point against a team who just beat Manchester City, maybe a bit better. Saints were far from perfect, with VAR perhaps getting the MOTM award for us in the first half as the seemingly normal defensive frailties showed themselves again.

With both teams netting in the second half the sides split the points. But, was that a fair result? Freddie, the face of The Ugly Inside YouTube Channel, joins me to discuss the match and everything going on over at TUI Enterprises. 

 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

 

October 15, 2019

Ep. 144- Writing, Wrestling, and Saints FC: My Conversation with Carl Anka of The Athletic

I’d be willing to say that the majority of Saints fans who are on Twitter, read about Saints online or listen to Saints related podcasts know, at least vaguely, who Carl Anka is. In the past two months, Carl has emerged as the newest, full-time professional writer covering Saints. Carl writes for theathletic.com and is exclusively writing about Southampton FC. The Athletic has compiled an elite group of journalists who cover all of the top flight and select teams in the Championship. They provide top-notch coverage and unique insight on all aspects of the club and sport. The opportunity to speak with Carl was an honor. And I took the opportunity to (hopefully) ask some questions that others have not, hopefully giving some of the same insight to Carl as Carl gives to the team (I likely failed, but anyway).

Our conversation covers everything from life in Southampton to reporting for The Athletic, working with editors, covering uncomfortable topics, video games and more. I had a blast, even though I was definitely showing the early signs of a sore throat and Skype was being Skype. Hopefully, it’s an enjoyable insightful episode…

If you want to get in touch with Carl or see more of him there are some links below. The Free Trial link is just that… the link titled “My Link” is a referral link from the Athletic. I am a paying subscriber and if you use that I get a kickback once you sign up. Both plans are offering 40% off for the year if you sign up annually. I should also say the Athletic covers a wide range of other sports and I’ve found the coverage all around to be great… I’m also really uncomfortable putting my own link in here, but whatever.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

October 8, 2019

Ep. 143- Fighting Off the Blues, with Tom Murray of Alan March Sport

Sunday’s game against an in-form Chelsea was about as far from perfect as Saints have been under Ralph Hasenhuttl. In fact, it’s a reminder of what the team has looked like on the pitch under several previous managers. There’s no denying that we have plenty of things that need addressing, from the defense to a plan B. But, there’s also no way to look at the team and think Saints have not improved under Ralph at all. He’s far from a miracle worker, but there’s something about him that makes us (well, at least me) happy he’s here and somewhat happy with the job he’s doing. Sure, I’d love for us to be further along, but that’s not always realistic given the different constraints and things we are dealing with as a club.

Tom Murray (@T214Murray on Twitter) joins me this week to discuss the loss. He’s seen a fair few of them during his time as a commentator for Alan March Sport, as he's’ covered almost every home match since Saints introduced the Audio Description Commentary service last season. Tom as I discuss his duties, England vs Kosovo, I make a lot of bad jokes, we talk about Chelsea and answer your questions, all on this week’s show. Get in touch and let us know what you think!

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

October 1, 2019

Ep. 142- Pound P*mpey Then Spurs It Up, with Luke Millard

We went from 4 goals against a pretty crap 11 men in an old stadium in front of a hostile crowd to 1 goal against 10 pretty good men in a stadium so fresh it still smells like new and was built for the acoustics but turns out the atmosphere wasn’t all that great… that was what Saints have been up to since the last episode. It’s been quite a ride, to say the least, and several fans have been along for it.

One of those fans is Luke Millard and he joins me this week to discuss the trip to Fratton Park and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the decisions, the chances, the euphoria and the frustration that so many of us experience in one way or another each week. You can find Luke on Instagram @millard505.

Special thanks to Luke for taking so much of his time to share with me (and you), and thank you for taking the time to listen! I hope you enjoy it!

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Until next time, 

Matt