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Dedicated to the Southampton Football Club and all the Saints FC fans.

Ep. 49- To Be a Saint, with Phil Drake and My Very Best Arsenal Friend Josh

December 12, 2017

Phil Drake, author of To Be A Saint, joined me this week to talk about writing, his new book and the recent happenings with the club. It was a real honor to have him on the show and to get the chance to talk about the history of the club through the eyes of a fan from 1976 to present. This book is almost 20 years in the making, and you can tell. It’s a fantastic story, and it’s beautifully told.


Phil has written a bunch of other books as well, both fiction and nonfiction, so do be sure to check them out!


If you’d like to get a copy of To Be A Saint you can do so on Amazon. If you’d like a shot at a free copy, make sure to retweet the pinned tweet on my page (here as of 2:00pm Tuesday, 12/12) and follow both Phil (@pdrakeofficial) and I for a chance to win. Additionally, you can like the post for this episode on Instagram (@sfcdell_ivery) and tag 2 people in the comments to give yourself an extra chance to win. Good luck!


Links to Phil Drake’s online livelihood:

Twitter- https://twitter.com/pdrakeofficial

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/PhilDrakeauthor/

Amazon- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Saint-Phillip-Drake/dp/0244030219/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=01EGDDNPYV76P1918701

Website- https://phildrakeauthor.wixsite.com/website


Oh, and I also had a conversation with my very best Arsenal Friend Josh on this episode. He’s been my best friend since Kindergarten and most of this is his fault. Not the highest level football conversation we’ve ever had, but I still enjoyed it, and I hope you do too… I caught him and his son recording some stuff as well, and I left some of it in there, even though the kid doesn’t agree with me being a Saints’ fan. Anyway, special thanks to Josh for being there for me for the past 25 years and always providing the encouragement I needed… and also, screw you, Josh, for introducing my to what it’s like to suffer heartache and devastation on a seemingly infinite basis… Josh tweets utter shite, so I’m not posting his account.


  • If you have questions or comments about the show, I'd love to hear them, please contact me via Twitter or email. If you have a guest you'd like me to try and get ahold of please let me know and I'll do my best.
  • The artwork for the show is done by Matt Beling of the wearesouthampton page on Instagram. Be sure to check out the great edits, competitions, and polls he has going on over there.
  • On this episode you heard a riff from BB King, I didn't create or recreate it, I just thought it was a good fit for the show.

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