Oh Look The Saints, Are In The Cup

Southampton's 2003 FA Cup run

< I have no imagination with these titles. > The above montage are pics from the Southampton 2003 FA Cup run which led them to the final. I think we are all familiar with their current woes so I’m not going to bother with all that. If you are not go and look it up. I want to concentrate on their FA Cup Final appearance, but before that a short background on events which eventually led them to Cardiff… Southampton had outgrown their old ground (which wasn’t had to do) and a new place: St Mary’s Stadium was due to…

[Video] Bambi On Ice

The Grauniad’s Small Talk has a chat with Matt Le Tissier and one of the first questions was about the moment when he was subbed by “George Weah’s cousin” Ali Dia. (pronounced: dire) » A video interview of Le Tiss talking about “Bambi on ice” and his 20 minutes in a Southampton shirt: » Link to video EXTRA TIME: A clip from Sky Three’s “Football Years”, which briefly covers the Ali Dia appearance: » Link to video As they said in the clip there he went on to play for Non-League Gateshead and played 8 matches for them without once…

Oh When The Saints Go Out Of Existence…

The FootieAndMusic Podcast

About this time last year I wrote about two clubs in the Championship (old Division 2) who were in danger of the drop down to the third tier of league football. One of them did go and the other somehow survived. The one who went down is now back and stronger than before. The other who somehow managed to escape and play another Championship season is now doomed again, but not just for relegation – they may actually disappear forever. I’m saddened to read this because you never want to see a club completely fold. I am more saddened I…

The Downward Spiral

In the Championship (old 2nd Division) they’ve managed to fix it so that it all comes down to the last game of the season to decide things. I’m not complaining, this is a rare thing and makes for exciting viewing. Apart from the title decider and play-off places, the fiercer competition to avoid a certain position is actually at the other end of the table where a couple of former “big” clubs are circling the drain. Vying to avoid the one remaining relegation position are Blackpool, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester and Southampton. Things looking even more doomed for fans of…