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June 30, 2020

Ep. 180- Up and Down, Like a JWP Free Kick with Chris Hutchings and Jay Grant

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music- 0:00

  • Intro- 0:53

  • Chris Hutchings- 3:56

  • Behind the Closed Doors- 8:07

  • Arsenal- 14:53

  • Break- 36:08

  • Jay Grant- 37:27

  • End Credits- 1:10:54

The football season is most definitely back. The rollercoaster ride that is following Saints is here, and we experienced it all this week. Our emotions followed the team up and down as Saints lost to Arsenal in disappointing fashion, keeping the home form intact, and then went on the road to HAND Watford a defeat and take all three points back to St. Mary’s.

Saints now sit on 40 points. Closer to 7th than 17th (though other teams have games to come later this week), and we can be relatively confident in how the team responded to the performance against Arsenal.

This week I am joined by two guests, Chris Hutchings spoke with me on Friday morning to relive Arsenal and talk about the experience of being in the ground when then doors are closed and seeing Premier League football without a crowd. We also discuss the match, which wasn’t that great. Luckily, Chris is. You can follow him on Twitter @HutchFM.

I then caught up with Jay Grant who runs the partner page of the show, the Southampton Page, on Twitter and Instagram. We had the pleasure of reliving the win at Watford, the performance of some of the rotated players, and we also discussed what we expect to see against City. We recorded on the final whistle and were, understandably, excited. At least we finished on a high!

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

June 23, 2020

Ep. 179- Slow (re)Start, Strong Finish, with Bene Holley of The Saints FC Blog

A three-month layoff might have been just what Danny Ings and company needed as Saints began Project Restart with an emphatic 0-3 win at Carrow Road. Southampton began slowly but grew into the game, and from the first hydration break on it was all Saints. 

Joining me this week to recap the match, the team selection, the performances, and address your questions is Bene Holley, a Saints fan from Italy who also blogs about the club and helps run the Saints World Twitter account. Bene has a connection to Southampton and I really enjoyed getting to hear his thoughts on the match, getting to know him a bit, and learning more about his blog and writing. You can give him a follow using the links below and be sure to check out his blog as well!

 

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Until next time, cheers.

Matt

June 16, 2020

Ep. 178- Saints are Back, and So Is Carl Anka

  • Intro Music- 0:00
  • Intro- 0:54
  • Carl Anka- 3:26
  • Project Restart- 13:09
  • Southampton- 30:54 
  • Listener Questions- 48:23
  • End Credits- 1:11:40

We made it, mostly. Only a few more days until Saints return to action, albeit in an empty stadium and in different circumstances than normal. To help get us ready for the return of football I’m joined by The Athletic’s Carl Anka. For those of you who don’t know Carl covers Saints for the Athletic, as well as appearing on various podcasts from The Totally Football Show to TIFO and also Talk of the Devils. He has also been kind enough to share his time with us here. It’s always a pleasure to speak with Carl and I hope you enjoy the show!

 

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Credits and Stuff:

  • OUR PARTNER-Follow the Southampton Page- on Twitter.

 

Until next time, cheers.

Matt

June 9, 2020

Ep. 177- Lights, Camera, Contracts, with Callum Wilson

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music- 0:00

  • Intro- 0:54

  • Callum Wilson- 4:22

  • Under The Lights- 20:33

  • Hasenhuttl- 24:41

  • Long- 33:07

  • Hojbjerg- 38:04

  • Listener Questions- 56:42

  • End Credits- 1:14:50

Well, we actually have some news to discuss this week. New contracts for Ralph and Long, no movement with Hojbjerg, fixtures, Hartford Athletic, and more.

Lots to discuss and a first-time guest to do it with. Callum Wilson, Saints fan, AD Commentator, Under the Lights Podcaster, and more joins me to discuss the week of news in and around SaintsFC. You can follow Callum and his various projects using the links below, and as always get in touch and let us know what you think. 

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Credits and Stuff:

  • OUR PARTNER-Follow the Southampton Page- on Twitter.

Until next time, cheers.

Matt

June 2, 2020

Ep. 176- Presenting Matchday, with Steve Forbes

Show Timeline:

  • Intro Music- 0:00

  • Intro- 0:54

  • Stever Forbes - 4:22

  • Working at Global- 24:46

  • Working at Saints- 26:37

  • Listener Questions- 53:55

  • Cooking with Tom and Steve- 56:54

  • End Credits- 1:01:42

So, since we recorded this week’s show a lot has happened. Ralph’s due to sign a new contract extension and project restart is inching ever closer to bringing football back to us. In larger news, We saw demonstrations by players in the Bundesliga, and protests have gone on for days around the US, with things turning violent in several instances. 

Steve Forbes, matchday presenter at Southampton FC, joins me this week. We discuss, among other things, his journey to the job, what it looks like, how he went from selling mobile phones and working in call centers to quarreling with Sammy and taking charge of the halftime relay, while still making time to cook, present the news, and entertain us all while he’s doing it.

You can find Steve on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @forbesypresents, and you can get him in your ears on Global’s breakfast show. You can also visit his website forbesypresents.com.

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Credits and Stuff:

  • OUR PARTNER-Follow the Southampton Page- on Twitter.

Until next time, cheers.

Matt