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Meanwhile, this website developed out of our need to have constant Saints related things to read about. One of those things were match reports. I freely admit that it has taken a while to get this right, but for the 2014/15 season a hardcore of IBO regulars took it in turn to write match reports from a Saints point of view. The result exceeded my wildest expectations, and we now have a complete record of the matches for the season. The intention is to do the same in future seasons.
In the meantime, have a rummage and have a look at what is on here so far.
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Saints in Europe
So far, so good. Saints win their first european match in an age by beating Vitesse 3-0 at St.Mary’s on the 30th July. Now comes the second leg in Holland next week
The other English teams in the Europa League are Liverpool, Spurs and West Ham. The first two teams not joining the competition until the league stage and the latter qualifying for the first round, by virtue of Uefa’s Fair Play League.
The last time we qualified for Europe was of course in 2003, after losing to Arsenal in that years FACup Final.
Bring it on!
He touches on the successes of the season and looks forward to the next. The word family crops up quite a lot. His family and the Saints family. He also is clearly happy with his job and relishes the challenges that the Premier League is constantly throwing up. I would say that our club is in a safe pair of hands.
Saints 8-0 Sunderland
Saturday 18th October 2014
That was an afternoon that will stay with me for as long as I live. Simply unbelievable. As I said in the IBO Forum that evening, I walked down the stairs and out of the stadium in a daze. I was actually incoherent, until we got at least two hundred yards down the road and then I just couldn't stop smiling like an idiot.
In short it is a wonderful time to be a Saints fan
A word of warning though, it runs to just over 1 hour 27 minutes, so be prepared to settle down for a while...
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