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December 31, 2019

Ep. 155- Boxing Chelsea, Winding Up Palace, with Tom Murray

Saints have hit their best run of form in some time, collecting almost 2 points per match since the last week of November after managing less than .7 ppg up until then. There are lots of reasons for the turnaround. A solidified lineup and formation, a better understanding of the system, fitness levels and more. Tom Murray (@T214Murray on Twitter) joins me this week to discuss the matches against Chelsea and Palace, answer your questions and round out the year and the decade. 

Tom is part of the team that provides commentary for blind and visually impaired fans at Saints matches through Alan March Sport. You can get more information on the service by visiting the links below. Please spread the word to those who could benefit from the service as Alan March Sport looks to make football accessible to more fans all across the UK. 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

December 24, 2019

Ep. 154- King Ings Declares Victory at Villa, with Tom Mason

First off, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. It’s the happiest time of the year or something. The truth is, it’s happier because Saints went to Villa Park and put three past a pretty terrible Villa. Jack Grealish scored a worldie that shouldn’t count because his socks are a disgrace.

Danny Ings scored a goal either side of Jack Stephens heading home a JWP corner and the game was never really in doubt, though the last 15 minutes or so saw Villa get as into the game as they ever did. 

Saints left Birmingham well-deserved winners and leaped Villa in the standings, putting Saints out of the relegation zone ahead of the festive fixtures to come later this week. It was by far the best performance of the season. It had everything except a clean sheet for Saints fans to enjoy. Tougher tests lay ahead, but Saints can enjoy their Christmas outside the drop zone. 

Joining me to discuss the match and look a bit ahead to Chelsea and Crystal Palace is Tom Mason. Tom was on the show just 364 days ago, when Saints were coming off a similar result heading into Christmas. This time he joins me after returning to the south coast from Villa Park. You can follow him on Twitter @tom_mason18 and on Instagram @tmaso19.

Though it’s far from my favorite holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, from my family to my Saints FC family…. Alright… now it’s time for my wife’s work Christmas Party.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

December 17, 2019

Ep. 153- I Promise You, We’re Not a Joke. With Tom Deacon

This week I’m joined by Tom Deacon Tom is a comedian, presenter (the pretty one), Saints’ Fan, Vlogger, and Virgin (according to the YouTube comments… I only report what I find). Tom was in the tunnel and on the pitch with Saints ahead of Saturday’s match against West Ham. Tom was tasked with hosting the live show before the match and revealing the Saints’ team ahead of the match. They gave him 12 men on the team sheet, drenched him with the sprinklers and yet nothing could prepare him for what Saints had in store for him over the 90 minutes that followed.

I’m running out of ways to accurately and uniquely describe lackluster, slow, stunted, toothless, and inconsistent performances by Saints. I guess we can say Saints were in the Christmas spirit early this week., gifting a goal to out of form striker Sebastian Haller, and giving Antonio exactly what he’s always wanted, an unphysical, short of pace defensive partnership playing a uniquely high line. The man had himself a great time.

At the end of the day, Saints dropped points. It leaves the team with another crucial match this coming weekend, and a lot of things to improve on between now and then.

Even with all of that, and everything else Tom will fill you in on during our chat, Tom was a real champ, and he is always a pleasure to talk to. I’m not sure either of us was really happy by the end of the recording, but I was smiling. So, I owe Tom a lot, for his time, but also for making the time we spent on Skype a lot of fun.

You can follow Tom on Twitter @TomHDeacon, on Instagram @tomdeaconcomedy, and on Facebook. You can also catch up with Tom and all of his upcoming shows on his website at tomdeacon.co.uk. Special thanks again to Tom for coming on again. I look forward to speaking with him again soon, about Saints and everything else.

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

December 10, 2019

Ep. 152- All Too Familiar with Arron Sanders of saintsworld.co.uk

Saints seem to enjoy staying predictable. The same scoreline, a similar storyline, with the same heroes and villains each and every time. Saints picked up 6 points, but it really should have been at least 7, and the failure to get that all-important 7th point sees the team stay in the drop-zone for another week, but still somehow closer to 12th than 19th (it was 11th before Arsenal dispatched West Ham on Monday evening). 

Joining me this week is Arron Sanders of saintsworld.co.uk, a fan website dedicated to giving fans of Saints a voice and being a fun, family-friendly place to get your SaintsFC opinions. Arron does some of the media-editing around the place and joins me this week to talk Norwich, Newcastle and answer your questions. 

Give Arron and Saints World a follow if you’re not already doing so.

Arron Sanders- Twitter- @arronsanders

Saints World- Twitter- @saintsworldfc

Saints World- Website- saintsworld.co.uk

Saints World- Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/453127528483018/

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

December 3, 2019

Ep. 151- A Helping Hand Is Just Enough, with Allen Gunn of St. Mary’s Musings

This week I’m joined by Allen “I swear I’m not related to Angus” Gunn (@a_gunzy) from St. Mary’s Musings (@stmarysmusings). We have the pleasure of discussing Saints’ most recent home PL win, something that hasn’t happened in months, or at all this season. However, it’s not all roses. There are a number of issues that still stand out and need addressing, and there’s a big mid-week match against Norwich to think about as well. We chat, we analyze, we make mistakes and we proselytize. I just hope you enjoy it.

Be sure to visit stmarysmusings.sbnation.com to keep up to date with Saints through Allen and the rest of the team. 

Also, I had the pleasure of joining the Total Saints Podcast this week. You can find them on Twitter or SoundCloud if you wish (and you should wish). 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt