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Sunday, 26th September 2021 Kick-off 14:00
Plenty Of Tickets Available For Visit Of Wolves To St Mary's
Friday, 24th Sep 2021 12:30
Saints have made a solid start to the season and have bolstered the squad, but It doesn't seem to have stirred up the emotions of a large number of the supporter base, with two days to go before the game there are plenty of tickets left on sale.
The return of football fans to the stadium seems to have elicited a mixed response around the country, some grounds have seen full houses whilst others have seen attendances drop drastically.
Southampton could well fall into the latter, the visit of Manchester United was far from a sell out and with many supporters giving up getting into the ground due to chaos at the turnstiles the actual number of supporters in the ground was barely 26,000 including 3,000 away fans.
The club don't appear to have published figures for the game against West Ham a fortnight ago, but those there estimated that too would have been around the 25,000 mark, at least 5,000 down on what would have been the norm in the previous seasons in the Premier League.
This poor attendance can't all be down to those worried about Covid 19, there has been a gradual disillusionment over the past 7 years that has seen a willingness to always search for and find the negatives in any situation in a part of the supporter base, although it seems that judging by the great support in the two home games so far, most of those missing seem to have been in that category.
Saints have had a solid start since the opening day defeat against Everton, and have not lost in any competition since, although in the League it has been a case of 4 draws and no wins.
That has to change and Wolves is a big game, they are a point below us in the table and this is a vital game for both club's as defeat for either of us would leave us looking over our shoulders.
So it is a game when we need a red hot atmosphere at St Mary's.
The support against both Manchester united and West Ham suggests that will be the case and it is not too late to get a ticket and support our football team.
Saints supporters At Fratton Park On This Day Two Years Ago
Tickets start at only £30 for adults with plenty of cheap deals for kids.
The first two games suggest a change in buying patterns, with less season ticket holders, there has been a swing to more tickets being sold in the final two days before the game itself and that looks to be the case again for the Wolves game.
So if you are thinking of going then get your ticket asap to make sure of a great seat and hopefully the first Premier League win of the season.
It is time to look forward to the future with a degree of positivity and we can do that at the moment, we need all Saints fans to pull together and kick in the same direction as Ralph Hasenhuttl and his team.
In the past an air of negativity has been created on social media, now is the time to reverse that, if you want to do it, then share this story on social media, encourage Saints supporters to come and support their team, let's make following Southampton Football Club fun again.
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When Saturday Comes #10 by wessex_exile
So here we are again, still looking for that elusive first home league win of the season, only this time against high-flying (and recently non-league) Harrogate Town. That isn’t meant to be in any way disrespectful for Harrogate Town, they should be applauded for what they have achieved so far, but it is nevertheless a measure of how far our stock has fallen in recent years that we find ourselves in this situation. I have no doubt that today will be a difficult game, but it’ll be even more so if Hayden Mullins doesn’t take anything from recent performances and realise that what he’s trying just doesn’t seem to be working – he simply has to change things around. Whether he will or not remains to be seen – maybe he will, maybe won’t and the old guard will finally come good? I guess we’ll know one way or another by 5pm.
When Saturday Comes #9 by wessex_exile
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When Saturday Comes #8 by wessex_exile
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When Saturday Comes #7 by wessex_exile
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When Saturday Comes #6 by wessex_exile
After over a month of absence, the U’s finally make a welcome return to the JobServe for a home league fixture. Sutton seem to have quickly got over their Covid-19/ injury crisis/ international call-up woes, fielding a team the following Tuesday that was strong enough to push Cardiff City hard in a narrow 3-2 defeat to the Championship side. But enough of that, I haven’t seen the outcome of the EFL investigation, but I don’t doubt the decision has either already been or will be rubber-stamped. Gamesmanship – maybe, but I hope at least the EFL are now a bit more alert to the fact that some might think they can treat them like chumps when it suits their purpose? Still – it’s great to be back home isn’t it!
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