Monday Briefing: November 26th

By SFC Media time Mon 26 Nov Club
Photo by Matt Watson

Catch up on the latest news from around the levels at Southampton Football Club...

Carabao Cup action back on the agenda

Saints’ attentions now turn to Tuesday night’s rearranged Carabao Cup fourth-round tie away to Leicester City.

The game was due to have been played last month, but was postponed following the tragic accident involving Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium.

The two sides will now meet tomorrow night, with the winner hosting Manchester City in the quarter-finals.

Armstrong off the mark

It was a bad day at Fulham on Saturday, as Saints were beaten 3-2, but if there was one positive to come out of the game it was the performance of Stuart Armstrong.

The midfielder produced an excellent display, netting his first goals for the club with a pair of superb strikes.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Stuart Armstrong of Southampton celebrates during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Southampton FC at Craven Cottage on November 24, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Stuart Armstrong celebrates his second goal at Fulham

While of little consolation to anyone, including Armstrong himself, the Scotland international’s display remained a source of some encouragement.

“That’s what I’ve come here to do – create and score goals,” he said. “I’m glad I’m up and running in that sense, but I want the goals to mean something. It’s about the team getting as many points as we can.”

Women keep perfect run going

A big SSE Women’s FA Cup tie awaits Southampton FC Women next Sunday, as they visit MK Dons in the second round of the competition.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side ensured they warmed up for the match in ideal fashion, winning 4-0 against Moneyfields in League Cup action on Sunday.

Southampton FC Women's v New Milton Women's, at AFC Totton, Southampton, 23rd September 2018
Southampton FC Women kept their superb form going at the weekend

Ella Pusey was the star of the show, hitting a first-half hat-trick, as Saints kept their 100 per cent record intact and booked a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

To check out the team’s upcoming fixtures, click here.

A mixed few days for the academy teams

Southampton Under-23s continued their strong campaign with a 0-0 draw away to a Norwich side that featured a number of senior players on Friday.

The result saw Radhi Jaïdi’s team move up to second place in Division 2 of Premier League 2, with a trip to Notts County in the Premier League Cup coming up on Wednesday afternoon.

Watch the highlights from the Under-23s' game above.

Elsewhere, it was a weekend to forget for the Under-18s, though, as they lost 5-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday morning, in the Under-18 Premier League, with a chance to redeem themselves next Saturday when they host Norwich, at Staplewood, in the same competition.

Two chances coming up to watch the youngsters 

Supporters will next week have two opportunities to watch the club’s youngsters in action.

First up, on Monday 3rd December, the Under-23s take on Fleet Town in the Hampshire Senior Cup.

Saints are the home team, but will be playing at AFC Totton’s Testwood Stadium, with kick-off at 7.45pm. Tickets can be bought on the night, costing £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, with under-13s admitted free of charge.

Then, on the Tuesday night, the Under-18s host Rotherham United in the FA Youth Cup, at St Mary’s.

Kick-off in that one will be 7pm, with ticketing information to be released soon.

Poppy shirts auction

Saints Foundation are offering Southampton supporters the opportunity to bid for match-worn Poppy Appeal shirts to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

A selection of 25 match-worn and match issued shirts are up for grabs from the recent clash with Watford at St Mary’s, with bidding under way.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Southampton FC shirts geaturing a remembrance poppy, inside the dressing room of Southampton ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Watford FC at St Mary's Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
You can now bid on Saints' match-worn and match-issued Poppy Appeal shirts

The auction will run until Sunday 2nd December, with all proceeds going directly to the Legion, who provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community. Click here to bid.

Ticket updates

The home game against Manchester City, on Sunday 30th December, goes on sale to official members from 9am tomorrow.

The away clash with Chelsea, on Wednesday 2nd January, which is being subsidised by Virgin Media, with tickets just £20, goes on sale to eligible Season Ticket holders from 9am on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, tickets for the trip to Huddersfield, on Monday 26th November, are now on general sale, while the home game with West Ham, on Thursday 27th December, is now available to all official members.

Fans with any purchase history from the beginning of the 2014/15 season can also still secure a seat for Saturday’s home game against Manchester United.

Visit for more.


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