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Meanwhile, this website grew out of the forum and 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.
There are other exciting plans under development for next season and we hope that they will be up and running for the start of the 2015/16 season.
In the meantime, have a rummage and have a look at what is on here so far.
Saints in Europe 2015/16
With Arsenal’s victory in the FACup Final, Saints now can look forward to a Europa League Campaign, joining the competition in the third qualifying round, with the first leg to be played on the 30th July.
The other English teams in the Europa League are Liverpool, Spurs and West Ham. 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!
A word of warning though, it runs to just over 1 hour 27 minutes, so be prepared to settle down for a while...
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.
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