SAINTS: Rejuvenated Armstrong takes centre stage

By SFC Media time Fri 27 Dec Saints v Crystal Palace
Photo by Matt Watson | Stuart Armstrong

There’s a reflective feel to Southampton's last matchday programme of 2019 as SAINTS returns for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Not only are we reviewing a topsy-turvy year for the club, but we’re also telling the unique story of a decade that spanned League One to the Europa League and everything in between.

Midfielder Stuart Armstrong is our feature interviewee, as the Scotsman reveals his emotions behind being in and out of the team, how he’s seized his chance since returning from injury and what he hopes to achieve in 2020 with club and country.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl pens his usual matchday thoughts, while Alex McCarthy outlines his ambition to keep more clean sheets after shutting out Chelsea on Boxing Day.

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Elsewhere, tactics writer Sam Tighe analyses Crystal Palace’s effective blend of durable defending and pace on the break, as the Eagles continue to be one of the Premier League’s surprise packages of 2019/20.

Embracing the nostalgic mood of the programme, our historians look back on tales from the past, while our junior section offers a host of quizzes and games to keep our junior supporters entertained, ensuring there is something for all ages to enjoy.

Pick up issue 11 of SAINTS from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, priced at £4.

SAINTS is also available to buy online, either as individual editions or as a seasonal subscription. Simply visit saintsprogrammes.com.

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