All tagged Weekly Episodes
Jack who runs the Saints News and Views Twitter account stopped by to chat Saints’ business so far this summer. From the Financial Times article regarding Gao’s finances to the summer moves we are all hoping for, we discuss and debate and generally just have a good time.
The first conversation of summer. From signings to Austin to the Women’s World Cup, and back again, with Christian Candler.
Four more guests, four more perspectives on the season, and a little chat about kits and things thrown in in-between.
The season is over and it’s time to look back. I’m joined by 4 of the Patrons of the show to discuss and reflect on the season that was and look ahead to the summer transfer window.
The 2018/2019 season is officially in the books, and Jay Grant, owner of the Southampton Page, joins me to look back at the draw against Huddersfield and the season as a whole, as well as look forward to the transfer window and what’s in store for Saints over the coming months.
I was at West Ham last season, sat next to Freddie. I had my first beer in the UK with him, I saw my first loss with him. The match was terrible, company great, but we agreed it couldn’t get any worse… then we arrived in 2019. Another 3-0 defeat, without the beer, and Freddie and I discuss it all again.
I’m back from camping, Jake Hughes is back on the show, and Saints FC are staying up. Fran Benali is also doing 7 Iron Man Triathlons in 7 days. If he can do that, you can listen to this and share it with a friend.
Season tickets are an essential part any sporting entity. The fans that are there, week in and week out, pay (sometimes) ridiculous prices to support their teams. But prices don’t always reflect what you are getting in return. Season ticket prices are often set a year in advance and there is little guarantee the product will match what you are paying for. There are a lot that goes into season ticketing and it was a pleasure to chat with Aydin Osman about his research into season ticket prices and the impact it has on attendances and engagement in fans. That’s what we have this week.
Mike Smale, a long time supporter of the show and a fantastic follow on Instagram, joins me after an impressive 3-1 victory over Wolves to discuss his new YouTube Channel, MatchDayVlogs, Saints performance at the weekend and more.
It’s not often I get to have Lucy Highnett on the show. But, it’s always a pleasure whenever it does happen. Lucy always puts a lot of effort into the show when she’s on, and she’s not afraid to discuss anything, and this episode proves it.
We all have dreams, but so few of us set our hearts on them and do whatever we can to make sure we reach them. It takes a lot of desire to reach our goals and without a clear vision, it’s difficult to imagine any of us actually getting there. This week I’m joined by Desire Dream Vision author Michael Kurn to discuss his new book and Saints 1-0 win over Brighton.
The world of matchday programs is something I don’t fully understand. Chris Tuck has, for some time now, been diligently collecting, curating, and sharing programs from grounds that most of us will never get to. And it’s not just a good time out, Chris also does charity work with some of the programs and is an overall fantastic human being.
I live approximately 130 miles from the nearest other Saints FC. fan. That fan is Dave Lee, and last weekend we got the chance to sit down and talk everything from podcasting to MLS to Saints FC, and it was great. We still need to get a match together, but this was a lot of fun.
Spurs played with 12 men and should have finished with 10. Saints saw their substitute striker go off injured after about 20 minutes and managed to get two goals without a recognizable center forward on the pitch. That was thanks to a teenage right back and the fantastic right foot of an academy product. Rob Maddox, photographer out of Bath, joins me to break it down.
Saints managed 4 goals in 2 matches and 3 points lasts week, beating Fulham at home before putting in a fantastic effort at Old Trafford, only to come away with nothing in the end. To talk about it, and coaching, I’m joined by Jody Rivers of the MLT Natural Coaching Academy and Jody Rivers’ Coaching.
Things don’t always go as planned. Things happen, and when they do you can either give up, give in, or get going (or something like that). Christian Candler joins me this week, and we keep going. We try to keep it upbeat but also be really honest about some of the issues with the team both on and off the pitch. I hope you enjoy it.
Saints didn’t have a match this week (especially rough given it was Valentine’s and all of that) but I had the chance to catch up with Tom Murray who is part of the fantastic team that volunteers to help bring audio description commentary for all Saints’ home matches to fans who are blind or partially sighted.
Saints took just 2 points from 3 matches against Crystal Palace, Burnley, and Cardiff. It wasn’t great. Kurt Zottl and I relive the joy of a late equalizer, and the soul crushing feeling of conceding just moments later.
This week I’m joined by Dan Adam, PremWorldWide creator and Saints fan in Malaysia. We take on the transfer window, the two draws to Crystal Palace and Burnley, your questions and more.
This week I’m joined by Issy Foster, who’s played across England, in the England Youth setup, in the US during her time in University, and now finds herself playing for the Southampton Women’s Football Club. We talk goalkeeping, womens’ football, and more.