Southampton Football Club’s commitment to the printed matchday programme is alive and well, and supporters now have the chance to get their hands on issue 1 of SAINTS.
Even in the absence of fans at St Mary’s, the club will still be producing a programme for all 19 Premier League matches in 2020/21, starting with the first edition for Sunday’s game against Tottenham Hotspur, which is now available online.
Cover star James Ward-Prowse is also the feature interviewee, as the new Saints skipper discusses committing his future to the club until 2025, the added responsibility that comes with donning the armband and his recent exploits on international duty, where he made his first start for England.
Elsewhere, we tracked down cult hero Guly do Prado, who answered our questions on his life as a Saint in a throwback interview with the much-loved two-time promotion winner.
Ralph Hasenhüttl pens his usual pre-match thoughts, whilst Oriol Romeu previews this week’s St Mary’s double-header, as Saints look to kick-start their season on home turf, and club legend Franny Benali has the final word as his popular column returns.
Our younger readers are treated to a host of quizzes and games in an extended junior section, while Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe continues to provide expert tactical analysis on the opposition.
What’s more, there’s plenty of room for all of your dedications, so if you got in touch with a message for a loved one, now’s your chance to secure a special souvenir.
This 68-page edition of SAINTS is priced at £3.50, with delivery costing just 99p to ensure your programme arrives in plenty of time ahead of the game.
Discounted subscription offers are also on offer, with a half-season subscription (eight games) available for just £34.99 and a full season subscription (19 games) priced at £79.99, with delivery included in the cost.
Limited programmes will also be available in the Saints Store, but supporters are encouraged to buy online to secure their copy in time for matchday.