Online Fans' Forum: May 2021

By SFC Media time Fri 07 May Fan Responsibility

On Thursday evening, Southampton Football Club held its biggest ever online Fans' Forum event, where supporters were given the chance to pose questions to a specially selected panel.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl and first team players Kyle Walker-Peters and Stuart Armstrong took part in the Q&A, alongside Chief Executive Officer Martin Semmens and Director of Football Operations Matt Crocker.

The panel answered questions from fans around the the team's performances this season, how the club will approach transfers during the summer window, the progress of the Academy and Women's teams, and the long-term future of the club.

in the premier league, you need to perform at the highest level. We know we must do a very good job to win games.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
first team manager

The Saints boss gave an honest assessment of the team's performances over the past few months, talked about the importance of being able to promote players from the Academy, and revealed his priorities heading into the summer transfer window.

Chief Executive Martin Semmens spoke about the club's transfer policy going forward, the club's commitment to investing money in its playing squad, and the latest on Danny Ings' contract situation. 

Director of Football Operations Matt Crocker fielded questions surrounding the performance of the Academy teams this season and the plans for the Women's team to eventually compete in the WSL.

The full video is available to watch at the top of this page, or via the club's official YouTube channel.

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