Monday Briefing: April 6th

By SFC Media time Mon 06 Apr Club
Photo by James Bridle

We provide our weekly update for Southampton supporters, after the Premier League confirmed the season would not resume at the beginning of May…

Information for ticket holders

Following the latest update from the Premier League around the 2019/20 season, the club has some useful information for Season Ticket and individual match ticket holders, as well as hospitality guests.

The club understands that supporters who hold tickets may have questions as a result of this. We would, therefore, suggest clicking here for the information you require.

For details around club operations and how to contact us, click here.

Saints Foundation launches helpline

As part of the club's recently launched #SaintsAsOne campaign, Saints Foundation and Southampton FC staff have teamed up to create a helpline aimed at supporting vulnerable people in our local communities through this period of isolation.

Over the course of last week, more than 1,000 calls were made to vulnerable fans and Foundation participants, to check in on their general health and well-being during these challenging circumstances.

Saints staff have been reaching out Season Ticket Holders aged over 70, who may not only be missing the matchday buzz, but also their regular interaction with friends and family.

Additionally, Saints Foundation now has a dedicated helpline, which can be utilised by Foundation participants and fans alike, should they need support or guidance during this difficult time. Helpline number: 02380 727769, available Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:40pm. 

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  during the Saints Foundation Charity event helping the aged to maintain their freedom pictured at St Mary's Stadium on July 4, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by James Bridle - Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Annual Gender Pay Gap report

Southampton Football Club has published its annual Gender Pay Gap Report, for the year ending April 2019.

The club is committed to publishing the report each year and detailing ways in which it is seeking to close the gap.

You can download the report and read it in full by clicking here.

Saints encourage young fans to 'Chase The Rainbow'

Southampton Football Club is encouraging its young fans to ‘Chase The Rainbow’, as part of the #SaintsAsOne campaign.

Thousands of children up and down the country have been drawing rainbows and hanging them in their windows to brighten people’s day during the coronavirus pandemic.

Young Saints supporters can now colour in their own personalised rainbows, which include a thank you message to the NHS, by downloading theirs here (PDF 508 KB). To download a full booklet of Saints outlines for your kids to enjoy, click here (PDF 14.6 MB).

Saints live stream Watford clash

In the absence of Saints’ scheduled Premier League trip to Watford, we teamed up with the Hornets to go head to head in a FIFA 20 live stream.

Representing Southampton was our eSports player Saints Venny, whose line-up was selected by supporters on the club’s Twitter feed.

Unfortunately Watford ran out 4-2 winners at Vicarage Road, but you can still enjoy the best of the action here:

Saints remember Ian Gordon

Southampton Football Club was saddened to learn of the passing of former director Ian Gordon.

Club historian David Bull wrote a tribute to Ian, a club director for 18 years, for the club website, which is available to read here.

Our thoughts are with Ian’s loved ones at this difficult time.

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Ian Gordon (photo by Paris Smith LLP)

Armstrong discusses Saints journey

Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong has opened up about his Premier League journey in an extended feature interview.

Saints’ resident Scot discusses how he adapted to life south of the border following his switch from Celtic, and outlined his international ambitions as Scotland push to qualify for the European Championships.

The interview is available to read here.

Lundekvam reveals fondest memories 

Popular former defender Claus Lundekvam became the latest legend to tackle our “Best of the Saints” Q&A. 

The Norwegian spent 12 years with the club, racking up more than 400 appearances, leaving him with more than his fair share of notable experiences.

Read the full interview here, in which Lundekvam picks out his most memorable match, teammate, manager, opponent and more.

Saints launch Top Fives

We’re providing plenty of Saints nostalgia to get you through these unprecedented times, including a daily Top Five of memorable moments.

Each day the countdown is themed, and features video highlights of each moment, allowing supporters to revisit a host of Saints highlights.

We’ve listed all our Top Fives below, which will continue this week, so keep an eye out on southamptonfc.com for more of the same.

Stuart Armstrong’s best goals
Marek Saganowski’s memorable moments
Lee Barnard’s crucial strikes
Matt Le Tissier’s finest free-kicks
Saints’ best photos of 2019/20

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