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Ep. 140- Will the Real Moussa Djenepo Please Stand Up, with Lucy Highnett

September 17th, 2019


Warning: the only thing longer than this episode is the time it takes for Vestergaard to turn and try to cover a right-winger bursting down the channel… I hope you enjoy it.

Saints secured their third successive away …

Ep. 139- Talk of the Town, Top of the League, with Hayley Newman and Philippa Holden of Southampton Women's FC

September 10th, 2019


The international break might be in full effect, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any club football being played. The FA Women’s Super League kicked …

Ep. 138- The Big Man is the Mane Man, with Rob Maddox

September 3rd, 2019


The first international break has arrived. The first 4 matches done. The opening home matches were never going to be easy. With both the reigning European Champions and, well, a team that used to be really good, a point …

Ep. 137- Delightful Djenepo. Beautiful Boufal. Bright in Brighton. With Ben Hernandez-Stroud of The Archers Road End

August 27th, 2019


First clean sheet of the season. First goal for Djenepo. A debut for Danso. A back post tap in for Redmond. An assist for Boufal and a win for …

Ep. 136- Lucky Little Liverpool, with Jay Grant of the Southampton Page

August 20th, 2019


Saints fell to Liverpool at St. Mary’s over the weekend, a result that will come as a shock to absolutely no one in the football world. It leaves …

Ep. 134- It's All Fun and Game Until Burnley Away, with Lucy, Jake, Bob and Luke

August 6th, 2019


The 2019/2020 season is almost here. Saints have had their first pre-season under Ralph Hasenhuttl, they’ve brought in a few attacking options, they’ve looked, for the most part, good during pre-season. But, at the time …

Ep. 133- Puzzling Pieces, Making them Fit, with Jay from the @SouthamptonPage

July 30th, 2019


When life comes at you fast, you call on your friends. That’s what I did this week. My plans for Ep. 133 fell apart late Sunday, but a quick message to the Group Chat and Jay(@CXEAdams), who runs the @southamptonpage, …

Ep. 132- A New Season, A Season of New, with Aaron Smith and Lee Hurrell of the Southampton Women's Football Club

July 23rd, 2019


This week Saints are off to China and Ireland to continue their preseason, but while the boys are away, the ladies will play… and they’ll play Spurs. If you are unaware, the Southampton Women’s Football Club is also …

Ep. 131- Chill Out, Charlie, Mario's Media, and Adams in the Family, with Aydin Osman

July 16th, 2019


Pre-season match #1 is done. A 1-1 draw in Austria against a team that is at the end of the pre-season and ready to play competitive football. I will not say I am enjoyed watching the match, but that’s because I …

Ep. 130- Give Us Something To Talk About, with Tom Murray

July 9th, 2019


This week was basically the opposite of last week. The boys are back, but there isn’t really all that much going on with the club. Tom Murray joins me this week to discuss what rumors there are, the potential outgoing …

Ep. 129- Sign Ings On Targett, with Jay from the Southampton Page

July 2nd, 2019


What a fantastic start to the week. Before I was even awake on Monday morning, Saints had taken care of some serious business in the transfer market, bringing in Che Adams from Birmingham and shipping Matt Targett off …

Ep. 128- Celebrating 10 Years of League 1 Minus 10, with Glen de la Cour

June 25th, 2019


*Note- this week's episode contains language I would not use around my grandmother or my children. If you are listening with kids or aloud at work, …

Ep. 127- Standard Hasenhuttl and the Man from Mali with Dan from PremWorldWide

June 18th, 2019


The Southampton Page is the official partner of the podcast. Jay, who runs the page, is raising money for the Macmillian Cancer Support Center, who …

Ep. 126- More Views on Saints News with Saints News and Views

June 11th, 2019


***Look at this!!!- If you have a special story about spending time with your father or father figure around football (especially Saints), and would …

Ep. 125- Saints. Summer. Signings? With Christian Candler

June 4th, 2019


*Quick note- I stated in the intro that Maya Yoshida would be playing in the Copa America. That isn't true. Sorry. 

This week Christian Candler joins …

Ep. 124- 2018/2019 Season Review Part 2, (Re)Living the Dream

May 28th, 2019


We kept it pretty simple this week. I spoke with 4 more guests about the season, the kits, the coming summer and anything else that popped up. We …

Ep. 123- 2018/2019 Season Review, Patron Edition

May 21st, 2019


It’s a special week this week. Generally at the end of the season I take the chance to speak with fans from around the world about the season and get their thoughts. This year, since we’ve added

Ep. 122- Huddersfield. Humbled. Hasenhuttl. With Jay Grant of the Southampton Page

May 14th, 2019


The 2018/2019 Premier League season is over. A 16th place finish, some wins against the top 6, 29 points dropped from winning positions (if my counting is correct), a new coach, a load of players out on loan, 2 …

Ep. 121- Woeful at West Ham, with Freddie from The Ugly Inside

May 7th, 2019


Last year I was blessed to be able to travel across the Atlantic Ocean (and the continental United States) and attend a match. Unfortunately, it was West Ham away. A 3-0 defeat, a poor showing, and a real problem when …

Ep. 120- Home Improvement, with Jake Hughes of St. Mary's Musings

April 30th, 2019


*Note- if you like the show, be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter. It comes out Friday morning (8:15-ish UK time), isn't spam, and will help you enjoy the coming weekend a bit more. I almost promise. Check it …

Ep. 119- Tickets to ToonTown, with Aydin Osman

April 23rd, 2019


I’m gone this week. We’re camping and it’s going to be great. I tried to set a few things up so we’d have a normal-ish length episode for the week, but a couple of things fell through and only one of them actually got …

Ep. 118- Red Dead Redemption II, with Mike Smale of MatchDayVlogs

April 16th, 2019


Inviting Wolves into your home is always risky... Just writing that brings back memories of news stories from my childhood, where ordinary people …

Ep. 117- Just As Expected? With Lucy Highnett

April 9th, 2019


Saints vs Liverpool.

We are two years removed from the EFL Cup run that saw us deny Klopp’s LFC even one goal during the 2016/2017 season. I …

Ep. 116- Desire, Dream, Vision, with Michael Kurn

April 2nd, 2019


Inspiration comes from all around us. It’s different for each of us. It could be nature, a harrowing comeback late in a game, or a personal story of …

Ep. 115- Get With the Program, with Chris Tuck of Non-League Programmes and Saints Programs

March 26th, 2019


*Quick note- the call quality this week isn’t great. I’m not sure why it is, and I’m not necessarily happy about it, but it’s nothing Chris or I did, it just is. So, I’ll likely spend too much time trying to figure out …

Ep. 114- Enjoying Our Work, with Dave Lee

March 19th, 2019


It’s always a pleasure to be able to meet other Saints fans and record an episode face to face. I love almost every aspect of doing the podcast but the people are the best part, and getting to see and meet people who …

Ep. 113- Who Needs A Friend? With Rob Maddox

March 12th, 2019


Spurs stole our song, got (most of) the calls from our most recent enemy referee, and controlled the first half. But, we took all three points in a …

Ep. 112- Stuart Attwell's Unnatural Refereeing Academy, with Jody Rivers

March 5th, 2019


The weekly newsletter from the show comes out each Friday morning. It contains articles and other features that will help you get ready for the upcoming weekend. It’s free, ad free, interesting and easy to read. Just

Ep. 111- It's Not All Bad, Emirate? With Christian Candler

February 26th, 2019


Arsenal is a big match for me. My son and my best friend both support the Gunners. We’ve given them fits in the past, and took three points off them earlier this season. Sunday didn’t go that way, and after going 2-0 …

Ep. 110- A Different View, with Tom Murray of Alan March Sport

February 19th, 2019


***Note, the weekly newsletter went out for the first time last week. If you are interested in signing up to get it, you can do that here. You can also read last week’s by clicking here and enjoy the website at

Ep. 109- We're Still Learning, with Kurt Zottl of the BSO Show

February 12th, 2019


*News: The show has a new website as a result of the support of the Patrons at Their support helped launch

Ep. 108- Even Stephens, with Dan Adam of PremWorldWide

February 5th, 2019


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Saints had a busy week (incoming transfers on deadline day aside) this week with the team hosting Crystal Palace midweek before traveling to Burnley for a …

Ep. 107- (Goal)Keeping it Real, with English Issy Foster of the Southampton Women's Football Club

January 29th, 2019


Saints were out of action this week but there was still plenty to talk about. We covered a bit of the transfer window with Dan from Prem Worldwide on Instagram (available to $5.00/month listeners on the Patreon page) …

Ep. 106- Reveling in Ralph's Revolution with Ray and Kevin of the In That Number Podcast

January 22nd, 2019


A busy week for the club, a disappointing result midweek against Derby County, but a valiant performance against Everton on the weekend means Saints …

Ep. 105- LongTime Coming, with Jamie Grant of The Southampton Page

January 15th, 2019


The Southampton Page is the longtime partner of the show. Jamie, who runs the page on Instagram and oversees the Twitter account, though he has some …

Ep. 104- Draws, Debuts, and Departures, with Aydin Osman of the Southampton Page

January 8th, 2019


The festival fixtures are truly over, the initial matches of the FA Cup 3rd played, and, for the most part, normal day-to-day, week-to-week schedules …

Ep. 103- An American Living in London and Working in World Football: My Conversation with Chris Macchi

January 1st, 2019


Chris Macchi’s story isn’t something he makes a lot of. But, from the outside, it’s a story of someone who loved soccer from an early age, and who found a way to make it a part of his life. Football and soccer go far …

Ep. 102- A Six Point Christmas, with Tom Mason of Read Southampton

December 25th, 2018


Christmas is here and it is, really, one of the most wonderful times of the year. It’s far from my favorite holiday, but I do love seeing my …

SFC Super Pod 2- Christmas Special

December 20th, 2018


Welcome to the second ever installment of the Total Saints FC Dellivery Podcast, Christmas Edition. 

Ben, John and I got together (and by got together I mean I sat in the California sun on a Skype call) to answer your …

Ep. 101- Free Beer, 5 Goals, and 3 Points, with Zachary Coopersmith

December 18th, 2018


Imagine not having access to Saints for 4 months. You go away, don’t have a lot of time for the internet, or TV, or the Premier League or anything like that. Now, tune in on Sunday and see the manner of the performance …

Ep. 100- A New Man and a New Plan, with Matt Beling of the We Are Southampton Page

December 11th, 2018


This is episode 100. 100 straight weeks of planning, arranging, recording, editing, mixing, producing and distributing an episode of the show. When …

Ep. 99- Sparks Fly at St. Mary's, with Dan Hargraves of The Saints View and Talk Saints

December 4th, 2018


Sweet Dream, or a beautiful nightmare… really depends on how you view it. Hughes is out… announced, conveniently, after the show was recorded. But, …

Ep. 98- Paying the London Price, with Dan James

November 27th, 2018


Dan James is, in my eyes at least, pretty remarkable. I first contacted him over the summer of 2017, while walking around the backyard of my in-laws trying to find guests for the show without my wife realizing that the …

Ep. 97- We Are One Club, with Becky Harris of the Southampton Women's Football Club

November 20th, 2018


It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the USA. It’s my favorite time of year, it’s better than Christmas or Halloween, or even Easter. It’s a time to reflect, a time to remind ourselves of all that we have that is good, and …

Ep. 96- Now There's Less Reed, with Tim Marshall

November 13th, 2018


This week Tim Marshall joins me to reflect on the past week at Saints. Tim, who’s been on the show before, kindly joined me last minute, when my …

Ep. 95- You'll Never Guess How This Ends, with Aydin Osman

November 6th, 2018


First things first, this week’s episode contains some adult language. I’ve beeped it (at least most of it), but be warned.

Moving on...I’m not …

Ep. 94- We Drew With Newcastle But It Doesn't Really Matter, with Conor Dunford of @_Playmakersfc and

October 30th, 2018


This week I talked with Playmakers FC Podcast host, and Prost Amerika writer, Conor Dunford. We spoke just after a disappointing draw at home to Newcastle. The 5th consecutive match in which Saints failed to score. A …

Ep. 93- A Vital(ity) Point, with Sam Cox of Fresh Saints

October 23rd, 2018


**Note: I beeped out a word towards the end of the show. It led to a longer conversation, but I cut it entirely. Blame it on me being American. Cheers, I mean bye, I mean enjoy the show.***

Saints got a point on the …

Ep. 92- Live from the Halfway Line, with Amie Barnett of the Southampton Women's Football Club

October 16th, 2018


The thought of not having club football for one weekend seems to send most fans into a bit of fit. I’ll be honest, when that weekend comes, it does feel like something is missing. It drags on a bit, especially when you …

Ep. 91- Is This a Joke? With Tom Deacon, Saints FC Fan, Comedian, Presenter and More

October 9th, 2018


There are some opportunities that may only come once in a lifetime. I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of hosting and speaking with a number of people …

Ep. 90- Dancing with Wolves, with Yasmin Wiseman

October 2nd, 2018


This week on this show I’m joined by Yasmin Wiseman, a long-time, dedicated Saints fan and a member of the Saints Voice Panel. So, the day after …

Ep. 89- The Reds Leave Us Singing the Blues, with JJ Hughes of St, Mary's Musings

September 25th, 2018


Richard Brereton, you have won a copy of "Being a Saint" from last week's guest.... DM me your address and we'll get it shipped out ASAP! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Saints made the long trip to Anfield and …

Ep. 88- Being a Saint, with Richard Walters

September 18th, 2018


Alright, alright, we’re up 2-0… okay, 2-1 now, but it’s only stoppage time left… and there’s a penalty… Oh… oh! Oh nooooo! We drew 2-2, at home to …

Ep. 87- Interruptions, Injuries, and Confidence, with Emma Pinner of the Southampton Women's Football Club

September 11th, 2018


This week I am happy to bring you my conversation with Emma Pinner (@EPinner7), a striker for the Southampton Women’s Football Club. If you have been around and listening to the podcast for a while, you will know that …

Ep. 86- Grounding the Eagles and Bringing Down the Gulls, with Alex Hammond

September 4th, 2018


Saints had quite a bit to celebrate this week, with two wins and two clean sheets in two chances, a number of members called up for international duty, and what seems some budding partnerships on the pitch, the mood and …

Ep. 85- The Dane is Diving and We Aren't Thriving, with Jamie Grant of the @SouthamptonPage

August 28th, 2018


Another week, another instance of Cedric being out jumped at the back post, another late goal allowed takes points from Saints, and once again we …

Ep. 84- Not Much Good at Goodison, with Daniel Adam from the SaintsFCPage on Instagram

August 21st, 2018


Saints are coming off another loss at Goodison park. Once again, the team started slowly and was on the back foot for much of the first half, and went into halftime down 2-0. Many aspects of the match were similar to …

Ep. 83- My Good Friend Mario, With Christian Candler

August 14th, 2018


The first match of the season has come and gone, and Saints get out of it with a 0-0 draw against at home to a Burnley side that was coming off a Thursday night Europa League qualifier in Turkey. The team looked lost …

Ep. 82- Here. We. Go.- 2018/2019 Season Preview, with Many, Many Guests

August 7th, 2018


Parts of the squad spent time in Russia, most have gone to China and back, been to France, and finally Staplewood and St. Mary’s. As fans, we’ve analyzed transfers and rumors, watched dodgy streams, called for action, …

Ep. 81- Smile and Sing, A New Season Is Here, with Chris Huskins of

July 31st, 2018


Yes, this episode is long. I apologize. Also, I said Mike Murphy lives on the Isle of White, and that’s a lie. Mike Russell lives there. Mike Murphy …

Ep. 80- Derby is Done, but Pre-Season Rolls On, with Blake Hampton

July 24th, 2018


This week I chatted with Blake Hampton (@BlakeAHampton on Twitter) about the most recent week for Saints. With four new signings in, we’ll discuss the overall performance of the squad in the friendly against Derby, the …

Ep. 79- Safe Hands, Great Dane. With Along Come Norwich and Vollraute

July 17th, 2018


The World Cup is over. The trophy goes to France and if N’Golo Kante’s sheepish grin can’t cheer you up, maybe some talk about Saints’ newest …

Ep. 78- New Crew, Old Crew, and #SavetheCrew, with @Toddrick33

July 10th, 2018


Saints are once again adding to the crew. Just hours after @Toddrick33 and I sat down to record this episode, Saints’ pursuit of Jannik Vestergaard intensified as the move now seems imminent. Meanwhile, back here in the …

Ep. 77- Elyounoussi, Meet Saints. Saints, Elyounoussi. With Andrew Walker

July 3rd, 2018


Saints have been busy this week. From signing a new attacker, to welcoming back the majority of the squad for the beginning of training to getting on a plane over the China for the first few friendlies ahead of the new …

Ep. 76- A New Chapter in a New Story, with Mark Sanderson and Stephen Brandt

June 26th, 2018


***Note*** There's a little bit of clicking coming from the Skype connection during Mark's interview. Sorry about that. Hopefully you can ignore it. 

Ep. 75- A Father and His Son... and Saints FC, with Steve and Dan Jarvis

June 19th, 2018


Father’s day has just passed, and on that day, and hopefully others as well, we remember the connection and relationship we have with our dad’s. …

Ep. 74- Four Saints Go To Russia, with The Saints Centre and The Southampton Page

June 12th, 2018


The World Cup kicks off this week in Russia, but if won’t be in the land of borscht and vodka this summer, don’t worry. You are far from alone. …

Ep. 73- A Dash of Tash, with Tash Angel of the Southampton Women's Football Club

June 5th, 2018


The Southampton Women’s Football Club has had quite a run of late. Earning promotion in successive seasons the past two years and only narrowly missing out on an undefeated season and promotion this year. The club has …

Ep. 72- Poland’s Potential: A World Cup Preview, with Chris Lash of Right Bank Warsaw, in conjunction with Tactics FC

May 29th, 2018


We are officially done with top flight domestic seasons. The promotion finals are over, the Champions League Final is done, and International Friendlies have already begun. It’s not that Saints aren’t in the news at …

Ep. 71- It's Over, It's Done, We Hardly Ever Won, but Thankfully We Survived. End of Season Phone-in Show

May 22nd, 2018


The season is over, the super pod is done and the transfer window is not yet open. So, it was the perfect time to get the opinions and thoughts from some familiar voices and some new friends on the 2017/2018 season, the …

Total Saints FC Dellivery Podcast- Saints FC Super Pod, with Total Saints Podcast and Saints FC Podcast

May 16th, 2018


The 2017/2018 Premier League Season is over, and Ben, John and Matt are combining forces to bring you one podcast that looks back and forward, both on their respective shows and in the Saints FC season. From the pitch …

Ep. 70- Viruses and Escorts and Swans, Oh My! With Richard Kharman of SerieASitdown and s04_podcast

May 9th, 2018


**Quick Note** a few audio issues this week, still don’t have all the bugs worked out just yet but everything should be back to normal by next week.

Ep. 69.5- Jon Moss Doesn't Blow, He Sucks, with Harry Holder of The Saints Report

May 6th, 2018


Saints were painfully close to taking all three points on Saturday at Goodison Park. After taking the lead through a well worked team goal finished …

Ep. 69- Picking Cherries and Saving Points, with George Galpin of Sky Sports News

May 1st, 2018


Alex- “Dusan Tadic, Mario Lemina, Nathan Redmond”

Contestant- “Who are Southampton FC players who have underachieved for nearly all of the 2017/2018 but were instrumental in the club’s April 2018 victory over …

Ep. 68- Wonderful, Wretched, Wembley, with Ben, Alf, Jay, and Jem

April 24th, 2018


I hate the color blue. I know it sounds like something a 7-year-old might say, but I’m 32 and I’ll stand by it. Football shirts are divided into to …

Ep. 67- Bednarek at the Back Post, with Hasan Tariq

April 17th, 2018


I, and am sure we, went through a range of emotions on Saturday. From anticipation and excitement, to elation, to euphoria, and then doubt, moving towards despair, until, finally, I settled on hopelessness.


Saturday …

Ep. 66- Finnish but Not Finished, with Antti Niemi

April 10th, 2018


It’s not very often that most of us get to speak to former professionals. Some are public figures in broadcasting or coaching, some move on to other careers, and some slip away from the crowds and make a life for …

Episode 65: “Beers, Tears, Cheers and Years: Something to Celebrate” Live from the Crown and Cushion with The Ugly Inside and London Saints

April 3rd, 2018


Episode 65 marks a couple of firsts for me. It was after my first ever match, on my first ever trip outside the USA, and recorded a live episode for the first time ever. The podcast has allowed me to speak to so many …

Ep. 64- Give Them An (International) Break, with Aidan Small of Fresh Saints

March 27th, 2018


We’re coming to the end of the last international break of the season, and it’s driven me to new lows. We were asked about the most attractive Saints’ manager of all time, and I took that and decided to make a “March …

Ep. 63- Huge News on Hughes with Two Views and You

March 20th, 2018


Episode 63 went from being completely planned (twice) to over-crowded, to a bit shorter than normal, all within the space of a week. In the end, though, I’m more than happy with how it came together and thrilled to have …

Ep. 62- Championship Manager (out), with Josh of The Saints FC Page

March 13th, 2018


This week was a weird one. We were absolutely torn apart at Newcastle, as Saints conceded more goals than they had shots on target. The performance …

Ep. 61- A Pointless Draw, with Rob Adam Evans of Fresh Saints

March 6th, 2018


This week I’m joined by Rob Adam Evans to discuss the scoreless draw that took place at St. Mary’s  against relegation rivals Stoke City on Saturday. Despite the storm that blew in and brought snow to much of England in …

Ep. 60- A Positive Point, with Michael Kurn

February 27th, 2018


Michael Kurn is Southampton born and bred. He always wanted a career in professional football and he’s created one for himself as a presenter and reporter for the Premier League, working on studio shows such as Premier …

Ep. 59- Squad Goals, with Kirsty Whitton of the Southampton Women's Football Club

February 20th, 2018


This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking with Kirsty Whitton(@Whitton_8), midfielder and Captain of the Southampton Women’s Football Club. After Kirsty helped lead her side to a 4-0 victory on Sunday afternoon in the …

Ep. 58- Liverpool on a Sunday and Sheffield on a Wednesday, with Lucy Highnett

February 13th, 2018


I had the pleasure of chatting with Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett on Twitter and Instagram) for this week’s podcast. To be completely honest, I’ve …

Ep. 57- Wild Wild West (Brom), with Andy Caulton and a Range of Southampton Callers

February 6th, 2018


This week I’m joined by a wide variety of guests from around the world to help cover a range of topics related to the sport of football and the …

Ep. 56- Watford Done After One Shot of Jack's, with Ben Hernandez-Stroud of Archers Road End

January 30th, 2018


Ben Hernandez-Stroud, the man behind The Archers Road End blog joined me this week to discuss our FA Cup 4th Round victory over Watford. The win pushes Southampton’s unbeaten run to 4, but we’re still in the relegation …

Ep. 55- A Point to Prove, with Allen Gunn of St. Mary's Musings

January 23rd, 2018


We got a point, against Tottenham no less. The same team that absolutely trashed Saints just a few weeks ago was held largely at bay by Saints on …

Ep. 54- Woeful in Watford, with Alex Hammond of Read Southampton and La Liga News

January 16th, 2018


I feel like we’ve seen this, heard this, said this, and written this before, several times, and I’m afraid we’re going to run out of new ways to say, “we sat too deep once we had the lead,” and “where is our leadership …

Ep. 53- Ho, Ho, Horrendous Holiday Fixtures, with Cameran Alavi and Harry Holder

January 9th, 2018


***Quick note*** this episode is long. It’s my fault and I apologize. My illness caused me to lose track of what was happening, so please excuse the …

Ep. 52- Managing, with Simon Parker, First Team Manager of the Southampton Women's Football Club

January 2nd, 2018


Episode 52 marks the end of the first year of the podcast. 52 weeks, 52 episodes, more than 60 guests and countless hours of audio. It’s been a fantastic experience for more than one reason. Thank you to everyone who …

Ep. 51- Lumps of Coal, with Saints News and Views

December 25th, 2017


First off, if you are listening to this instead of being with those you love, for whatever reason, consider pausing the episode and calling them, or going in the other room to see them, or texting them or whatever you …

Ep. 50- Once More, with Feeling, with guest Chris Rann

December 19th, 2017


What a week for the club...2 losses, 0 points, and a -4 goal difference after Claude Puel’s Foxes came to St. Mary’s and ran us ragged, and then we made the trip to Stamford Bridge, only to lose on a cheaply given free …

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

December 12th, 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 …

Ep. 48- A Long Pointless Trip and a Dive Into Bournemouth, with Aydin Osman of Read Southampton

December 5th, 2017


In a week where Saints’ fans had both one of their longest and shortest away trips if the season, I’m joined by Aydin Osman to help sort out what to make of our performances against Manchester City and Bournemouth. It …

Ep. 47- Tadic Stays, Austin Plays, and Together Saints Score 4, with Jamie Grant of the Saints Report

November 28th, 2017


Well how about that? We all know Everton are garbage, and it’s not just former Captain Ron that thinks so. But, no matter what you think of the blue side of Merseyside, you have to give some credit to Saints for their …

Ep. 46- Peak Goalkeeping with Millie Peak of the Southampton Women's Football Club

November 21st, 2017


This week is pretty special. I got to see a few of my good friends for the weekend, and, currently, my family and I are at Disneyland, the happiest …

Ep. 45- Southampton FC Off the Pitch, with Greg Baker of the Saints Foundation

November 14th, 2017


This week I had the opportunity to speak with Greg Baker, head of the Saints Foundation about serving the communities in and around Southampton through his work at the Saints Foundation. As always, we start with being a …

Ep. 44- Burned by Burnley, Burden for Pellegrino, with Jake Hughes of St. Mary's Musings

November 7th, 2017


Well, well, well. Here we are again, slightly bitter, disappointed, frustrated, yet somehow very happy to be here, talking with yet another great guest for this week’s podcast.

This week, after a disappointing match …

Ep. 43- Breakdown in Brighton, with Matt Beling of the We Are Southampton Page

October 31st, 2017


This week I am delighted to be joined by Matt Beling of the WeAreSouthampton Page on Instagram. You hear me talk about him every week but this week I got to talk to him, not just about him. It’s always a pleasure to …

Ep. 42- Boufal Bags Wondergoal, Baggies, and 3 Points, with Owen Hawes

October 24th, 2017


This week some pretty good things happened. Saints got three points, we scored from open play, The Astros made the World Series for the first time since 2005, and the Dynamo got a home playoff match by finishing 4th in …

Ep. 41- 2 Goals, 1 Point, and a Lucky Draw, with Richard Brereton

October 17th, 2017


Link to donate to a Saints family who lost their home and possessions in the wildfires currently raging in Northern California.

What to make of the return of …

Ep. 40- Enjoying the Break, with James George, Post2Post Pod, and the Exiled Geordies

October 10th, 2017


I think I made the most of my international break. I spent some time with family, ruined a family picture, jumped from a moving vehicle, and a bunch …

Ep. 39- Stunned but Still Stoked, with Chris Hughes and Kirsty Bell

October 3rd, 2017


This week I am joined by TWO, yes TWO guests. The first is Chris Hughes, site expert at Saints Marching. He is a Saint loving journalist who brings passion and professionalism to his job and the team. I enjoyed chatting …

Ep. 38- To United We Fall, But Together We March On, with Dan James

September 26th, 2017


Dan James (@TheDanJames) is a regular guy… if by regular guy you mean an absolute stud who hasn’t missed an away day in 3 years, who coaches and …

EP. 37- 3 Points, 3 Points, and Again I say 3 Points, with Blake Hampton

September 19th, 2017


This week Saints went to Selhurst Park and refused to go Dutch, taking all three points from a Crystal Palace side playing their first match under new manager Roy Hodgson. Saints played well for most of the match, with …

Ep. 36- No CAM, No Shots, No Service, with Dan Hargraves

September 12th, 2017


Finally, the international break is over. I was anxiously awaiting the end of the break and very much looking forward to the return of the Southampton Football Club… and then we played Watford. I read about it online …

Ep. 35- He Came In Through the Transfer Window

September 5th, 2017


The international break can be a time of boredom, but, luckily for us, the first half of it was filled with the final week of the summer transfer …

Ep. 34- Wolves and Terriers and Birdies (Oh My)

August 29th, 2017


This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Nashville SC’s newest intern… he also goes to Belmont University, writes for The Saints Report, EIF Soccer, Breaking the Lines and SB Nation and answers all of the my texts. …

Ep. 33- A Gift from Fonte, with Luke Osman

August 22nd, 2017


Luke Osman (@LukeOsmanRS on Twitter) joined me again this week to discuss all that’s going on with the Southampton Football club, from the sale of the club and our 3-2 win against West Ham and Jose Fonte, to our …

Ep. 32- Saints News from a Different Point of View

August 15th, 2017


My guest this week is Jack from Saints News and Views, on Twitter @SaintsfcViews. Jack has been running the account since its creation in November of 2012. Jack and talked about numerous aspects of the team, from our …

Ep. 31- Ewan Campbell is a Saint

August 8th, 2017


My guest this week is Ewan Campbell, on Twitter @EwanCampbell1NI. I first saw him/heard him on @TheUglyInside’s year-end season review last year. Since then we’ve been working to try and find a time to get him on the …

Ep. 30- A Chocolate Chat with The Archers Road End

August 1st, 2017


This week I had the opportunity to speak with Ben Hernandez-Stroud who owns and writes The Archers Road End blog, which you can also find on Twitter (@ArchersRoadEnd), and Facebook ( Ben …

EP. 29- A Nigerian Saint: My Conversation with Tayo Adetoye

July 25th, 2017


I spoke with Tayo Adetoye in mid-June, right around the time Claude Pue was released. When we spoke, I was most interested in his story and experience. I wanted to know more about how he became a fan of the Southampton …

Ep. 28- State of Play, A Look at the Southampton Women's Football Club

July 18th, 2017


This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Lee Callender- @stateofplaylee- Assistant Manager and Goalkeeping Coach for Southampton Women’s FC

Ep. 27- Mental Health in Sport, with Kiko Rodriguez

July 11th, 2017


This week’s show is a bit different. There is no talk of tactics, formations, or transfers. Instead I had the opportunity to speak with Kiko Rodriguez, @KikoRod9, who is, among other things, a founding member of

Ep. 26- New Coach, New Signing and a Fresh(Look at)Saints

July 4th, 2017


This week I had the opportunity to again speak with Aidan Small of Fresh Saints, you can find him online at @MrAidanSmall, @FreshSaints or his website, We talked about the manager, the departure of …

Ep. 25- A Real Jem, with Not the Real VVD

June 27th, 2017


The mother of last week’s guest, Jamie Grant, is running the Southampton 10k and raising money for Cancer Research UK. Help Tracey get to £600! Donate to Cancer Research UK by clicking here! If every listener gave £1 we …

Ep. 24- Are You Kitting Me?

June 20th, 2017


Jamie Grant (@JamieGrantRS) joined me again this week to talk kits, villains, heroes, and, the dismissal of Claude Puel. We also get up close and personal with some potential replacements, and some of them may leave you …

Ep. 23- Tell Me Something Good, with Aydin Osman

June 13th, 2017


I spoke with Aydin Osman this week about all of the news happening and not happening at Saints FC. You can find Aydin on Twitter @Aydin_Osman96 and you can get his writing @ReadSouthampton. Be sure to give them both a …

Ep. 22- A South(American) Saint

June 6th, 2017


Southampton is becoming a truly global club (this has been happening for some time, but I'm slow to this, as I am to most things). A quick check of …

Ep. 21- Wishlist Thinking, with Josh Kingdom

May 30th, 2017


I was joined this week by Josh Kingdom, @JoshuaKingdom02 on Twitter, who, among other things, writes for @SaintsMarching_. This time of year is a bit weird for fans, myself included. The season is over, we’re uncertain …

Ep. 20- Wenger In, Puel Out, Wrap It Up

May 23rd, 2017


It’s the end of the season as we know it... and I feel fine!


Whether you are Wenger in, Puel out, or naked running through Saint Mary's, it was important for us to wrap it up (the season, that is). I spoke with a …

Ep. 19- Rotation, Rotation, Rotation- Puel Hands out the Run-Outs

May 16th, 2017


It’s been some years since I graduated from college (9.5, if you’re wondering). I still remember the feeling of completing my degree while also …

Ep. 18- Forster Saves the Day

May 9th, 2017


Tim Marshall- @timjmarshall- on Twitter, joined me from London to talk about Saints vs LFC, what it’s like to follow Saints from London, the season …

Ep. 17- Hull and Void

May 2nd, 2017


I read a ton of writing from kids...teenagers. Most of it is atrocious. It’s the same mistakes, the same analogies, the same evidence, over and over and over again. I can say, honestly, I don’t enjoy most of what I read …

Ep. 16- A Night in the Pub, with Glen de la Cour

April 25th, 2017



L1minus10, otherwise known as Glen de la Cour, joined me on this week's episode to talk about his blog, his history as a fan, what's it's like to …

Ep. 15- He is Risen and He Scored for City

April 18th, 2017


Not exactly the best circumstances under which to talk, but Conor Dunford and I both had interesting weekends. While he was sitting in his seat in Itchen North watching City put on a Pep masterclass, I was attending a …

Ep. 14- A Clasie Affair, with Jamie Grant

April 11th, 2017


What a week! 7points from 9, 4 goals, 2 clean sheets, and some really good individual and team performances. Coming off a week like that, I was super excited to talk with Jamie Grant, @ManLikeGranty on Twitter. Jamie …

Ep. 13- Beyond Frustrating

April 4th, 2017


Sometimes life is frustrating... I mean it. I've made some serious life choices over the past 2 or 3 years, and a lot of them have centered around me …

Ep. 12- On International Duty

March 28th, 2017


There are a lot of aspects of training and sport, from physicality to tactics, to speed and technique. Every sport is different, but all have some common traits. One thing that this week's guest, Blake Hampton, argues, …

Ep. 11- Not As Planned

March 21st, 2017


We've all done it. Made plans, checked them out and ensured that everything is in order, only to have it all fall apart in the final minutes. But, you know what, it isn't that bad, really... so what if a Spurs' fan …

Ep. 9- Beautiful Football and The Ugly Inside

March 7th, 2017

    For the first time on the podcast I had 2 guests on 1 mic. Freddie and Clive from the Ugly Inside were kind enough to make time to talk to me on …

Ep. 8- The EFL Cup Final: Thoughts and Refelctions on a Day at Wembley

February 28th, 2017

    Christian Candler and I connected over Skype on both Sunday and Monday to talk about the EFL Cup Final. Sunday was weird. I watched the match in a …

Ep. 7- WeAreSouthampton and WeAreGoingToWembley

February 21st, 2017

    This week I am joined by the one and only Matt Beling (on Twitter @mattz182). He runs the wearesouthampton page on Instagram and I talk about him …

Ep. 6- What a Difference a Striker Makes

February 14th, 2017

    This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Allen Gunn, who, in addition to loving the Patriots and a bit of banter, runs the social media account …

Ep. 5- There's Light at the End of the Tunnel... but it's just Sunderland

February 7th, 2017



    This week Luke Osman stopped by to help me work through what's going on at the club. We cover new signings, non-signings, and the perils of finding …

Ep. 4- Just the (alternative) Facts

January 31st, 2017


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Ep. 3- What Happened to Our Captain?

January 25th, 2017


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Ep. 2- Started In Southampton, Now We're Here

January 17th, 2017


Our artwork is done by Matt Beling of the wearesouthampton page on Instagram.


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Ep. 1- There's a First Time For Everything

January 10th, 2017


Our artwork is done by Matt Beling of the wearesouthampton page on Instagram.

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