Posts Tagged: Southampton

Planning a big finale?

Plymouth Argyle and Southampton FC match day programmes from the 1980s

‘Doing the 92…’ it has a bit of a ring to it doesn’t it? I was seven years old when my dad took me to my nearest, and first, league ground to see Plymouth Argyle v Swindon Town on Boxing Day 1981. Home Park was rather more terraced than it is today and my only recollection is the referee falling over after giving a free kick, funny what you remember isn’t it? Fast-forward 18 months and I am stood in my house wearing a full Southampton FC kit, a ‘bribe’ by my parents to make our move from Sunny Salcombe… Read more »

Far from a thriller at the Villa (Park)!

Looking towards the Holte End at Villa Park

Blogger pb1uk takes in a spot of Monday night Premier League action with a trip to Villa Park for the visit of Premier League high flyers Southampton. Ground: Villa Park (ticked off previously) 46/92 Game: Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton Date: 24/11/2014 Over the years i’ve managed to get to Villa Park a number of times, this being my eighth and my third following my team Southampton. Despite our league position I travelled in pessimistic mood as my previous trips with Saints had been far from fruitful. Both 1-0 defeats, with first half goals from centre backs; Gareth Southgate on my… Read more »

Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium Reviewed

Stoke City's Britannia Stadium just before kick off in the Capital One Cup against Southampton

Blogger and co-founder Peter Briers travelled to the Britannia Stadium for some midweek Capital One Cup action. Ground: The Britannia Stadium 45/92 (2nd visit) Game: Stoke City 2-3 Southampton Date: 13/09/2014 Having ticked the Britannia off my list previously, albeit some years ago i knew what to expect. The ground is slightly different from a lot of newer stadia with the corner on one side giving it a little more personality. A crowd of just over sixteen thousand is substantially less than the usual Premier League gate and this did have an effect on the ‘famous’ Britannia atmosphere, however… Read more »