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Southampton Football Club can confirm it has

parted company with Men’s First Team Manager

Ralph Hasenhüttl.

First Team Assistant

Coach Richard Kitzbichler

has also left the club.

Hasenhüttl, who was

appointed in December

2018, departs having

made a significant

contribution to the

club, overseeing some

memorable results

and also playing

a key role in the

development of our club

infrastructure, identity

and playing squad.

However, we now believe

it is an appropriate time

to make a change.

Everyone involved with

the club would like to

express their sincere

thanks to Ralph for all of

his efforts, as well as the

unwavering commitment

he has shown throughout

his time as manager.

First Team Lead Coach

Rubén Sellés will take

charge of the side on

an interim basis for our

game tonight. The club

will be announcing a

permanent replacement

in due course.

Southampton youngsters Jimmy-

Jay Morgan, Tyler Dibling, and

Jayden Meghoma all shone on the

international stage as England

advanced in their UEFA European

Under-17s Championship

qualifying.

In Group 3, England saw off

Lithuania and Georgia whilst drawing

with Israel to top the table and

advance to the elite round, with the

Southampton trio playing a key part

in each game.

Dibling scored his first goals at

under-17s level with a brace against

Georgia, whilst Morgan found the net

three times during the group stage.

Defender Jayden Meghoma started

two of the three matches for the

young Lions, who are now one more

round of qualifying away from

reaching the 2023 UEFA European

Under-17 Championships in Hungary

next summer.

Southampton Football Club is delighted to

announce Ecowatt as the club’s Official Training Kit

Partner for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season.

Ecowatt will be on the

Men’s First Team, B Team

and Women’s First Team

training kits, and was

worn for the first time for

Sunday’s Premier League

match against Newcastle

United.

Ecowatt buys and

builds renewable power

stations to expand the

supply rapidly, whilst

simultaneously funding

projects that are key

drivers in removing

carbon dioxide from the

atmosphere.

Southampton Football

Club is on a mission

to be Carbon Neutral

by 2030. The club was

recently shortlisted

for the inaugural BBC

Sports Green Awards

for the work they have

been doing around their

sustainability strategy,

‘The Halo Effect’,

which saw them rise

from 18th to 3rd in the

Sports Positive Premier

League sustainability

table.

Don’t miss the big moments at St Mary’s. Guarantee

your seat for the remainder of the 22/23 campaign

with a Half Season Ticket!

Be at the heart of the

action with no less than 11

matches still to be battled

out in SO14, including

the Boxing Day clash

with south coast rivals

Brighton and last season’s

top two, Manchester

City and Liverpool.

With limited availability,

don’t miss the opportunity

to guarantee your seat for

all of the action, with prices

starting from £249 for

Adults and £19 for Juniors.

You can also spread

the cost with our twoinstalment

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saintsfc.co.uk today.

NOVEMBER 2022

> Sat 12

Liverpool vs MEN’S FIRST TEAM

@ Anfield, 3pm

> Sun 13

Everton vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Walton Hall Park, midday

> Sat 19

Arsenal vs MEN’S U18s

@ Arsenal Training Centre, 11.30am

> Sun 20

Blackburn vs WOMEN

@ Ewood Park, 2pm

> Mon 21

Birmingham vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ St Andrew’s, 7pm

> Sat 26

MEN’S U18s vs Brighton

@ Staplewood, 11am

Colchester vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Colchester Community Stadium, 1pm

> Sun 27

WOMEN vs Reading

@ St Mary’s, 2pm

DECEMBER

> Fri 2

SAINTS

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MEN’S B TEAM vs Colchester

@ St Mary’s, 7pm

> Sat 3

MEN’S U18s vs West Brom

@ Staplewood, midday

> Sun 4

London City Lionesses vs WOMEN

@ Princes Park, 2pm

> Mon 5

Derby vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Loughborough University, 7pm

> Sat 10

MEN’S B TEAM vs Everton

@ St Mary’s, midday

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For this Carabao

League Cup tie I am

pleased to be able to

have the opportunity to

feature a fine player who

appeared for both clubs: he is

striker DAVID HIRST...

David Hirst arrived at

Southampton from Sheffield

Wednesday on 17th October

1997 after spending 11 seasons

playing for the Owls, prior to

which he played for Barnsley.

In his time at Sheffield

Wednesday he notched up

nearly 300 appearances

and scored 106 goals.

Known as a strong and pacey

striker, he was top scorer

for the Owls in 1991 when

they were promoted back to

the old First Division. That

season they also won the

Rumbelows League Cup when

they defeated Manchester

United 1-0 in the final,

the goal scored by future

Southampton manager Nigel

Pearson. David was voted

into the PFA’s divisional Team

of the Year for 1990/91.

He played three times for

England, the first two caps

coming on the summer tour of

Australasia, vs Australia and

then New Zealand, scoring

club

factfile:

Formed

1867

NICKNAME

The Owls

STADIUM

Hillsborough

CAPACITY

39,732

2021/22

11th in Premier League

FA Cup third round

League Cup second

round

HONOURS

4 top-flight titles

5 second-tier titles

3 FA Cups

1 League Cup

recent results:

18.10.22

Paterson, Trueman

F otba l League

Trophy

22.10.22

Gregory

League One

David Hirst: the determined expression of a

hard worker.

his sole international goal

against the latter. His third

cap followed in February

1992 against France at

Wembley when he replaced

the injured Gary Lineker.

David’s career was plagued

by injuries, including a broken

ankle, but he fought his way

back into the Wednesday side

until it was reported – early

in the 1997/98 season – that

he was not getting on well

with his manager David Pleat,

and he made the move to

the south coast. He has said

that manager Dave Jones

was the reason he came to

Southampton. He soon took

Once a mainstay of the top

flight, it’s been 22 years since

Sheffield Wednesday were

in the Premier League.

Following relegation from the

top table in 1999/00, the Owls

dropped into the third tier three

years later but returned via

the Play-Offs at the first time

of asking. They were back in

League One for two seasons

in 2010/11 and 2011/12 and

returned again two years ago

despite a late revival under

Darren Moore following his

appointment towards the

end of the campaign.

Moore led Wednesday to the

Play-Pffs last term, but they

were beaten at the semi-final

stage by Sunderland, who

also triumphed at Wembley.

Expectations are often high at

Hillsborough but this season,

26.10.22

Smith

League One

Southampton . Southampton .

BY Barry Webb

over from striker Mickey Evans

who, a few weeks later, moved

to West Bromwich Albion.

David would go on to have

successful partnerships up

front with Kevin Davies and

later with Egil Østenstad.

In 1997/98 David made 28

league appearances and scored

nine times, helping the Saints

to an 11th place finish in the

Premier League. After being

on the losing side on his debut

against Blackburn Rovers, a

number of happier highlights

would follow and make him a

hit with Saints fans. A week

after his first start, on 25th

October, he delighted us

all by scoring twice in a 3-2

home win against Tottenham

Hotspur; his second was a

thunderous shot from 12 yards.

A further week later he was

again on the winning side in

a 2-0 victory at Everton.

Then, on 8th November, he was

far from restrained when he

scored the fourth goal, having

been set up by Matt Le Tissier,

in a 4-1 win against his first

club Barnsley. (That’s right: for

younger readers Barnsley were

actually in the Premier League.)

At Anfield on 7th February

1998 the Saints beat Liverpool

even more so. One of the

favourites to go straight up this

season, the Owls have started

the new campaign well and

sit in third spot at the time

of writing, three points off

second-placed Ipswich Town.

Moore bolstered his squad in

the summer with the signing of

Will Vaulks from Cardiff City,

while also raiding neighbours

Rotherham United for Michaels

Ihiekwe and Smith. Further

experience was snapped up in

the shape of former Fulham

goalkeeper David Stockdale,

who arrived on a free transfer

from Wycombe Wanderers.

The Owls reached this stage

of the Carabao Cup thanks to

home victories over Sunderland

and Rochdale. Dennis Adeniran,

who was once on the books

of Fulham and Everton,

scored in both rounds.

29.10.22

Bannan, Smith (pen),

Wilks, Dele-Bashiru

League One

04.11.22

Windass, Mighten

FA Cup first round

3-2, courtesy of two goals

scored by David and one by

Østenstad. David’s first was a

penalty and his second came

from a pass by Østenstad. In

another away win in February,

David scored the only goal that

beat Leeds United at Elland

Road. It was a tap-in from an

excellent cross from – guess

who? – Egil Østenstad.

Sadly, David’s injury problems

emerged again before the

start of 1998/99 when he

injured his knee during a preseason

run. He was therefore

limited to two substitute

appearances in April 1999 and

eventually, in January 2000,

he followed medical advice

and retired from playing.

Although David only played 32

times for the Saints he had an

impact on both the side and

the supporters. I recall one fan

saying to me at the time: “Hirst

gets involved in everything.”

I wonder what he might have

helped us to achieve if he

had remained free of injury.

Following retirement he

got involved in grass-roots

the boss:

JAMAICAN / AGE: 48

David is mobbed (and Matt Le Tissier pays homage) after scoring against his first club Barnsley at

home on 8th November 1997.

football in Sheffield and set

up a business arranging for

celebrities to attend corporate

and charitable events. He

was also a matchday host

at Hillsborough, as well as

assisting their Academy, and

hosted local radio sports shows

Anfield, 7th February 1998: David scores the third goal in the 89th

minute to give the Saints a 3-2 win over Liverpool.

Often called one of the nicest man in football, Darren Moore

left his post at Doncaster Rovers to take over at Sheffield

Wednesday in March 2021. The Owls sat 23rd in the

Championship and Moore was unable to save them from the

drop, but has been entrusted with taking Wednesday back to

the second tier. A defender in his playing days, Moore spent

time at Torquay United, Doncaster, Bradford City, Portsmouth,

West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Barnsley and Burton

Albion. He took over as West Brom boss, initially on a caretaker

basis, when they were in the Premier League in April 2018.

He couldn’t save the club from relegation and was sacked in

March 2019, when they were fourth in the Championship.

He was named Doncaster boss the following summer. Born

in Birmingham, Moore was capped twice for Jamaica.

Ten-year record:

one to watch:

MIDFIELDER / AGE: 32

– a role much suited to his

natural forthright attitude.

In April 2017 he severed links

with Sheffield Wednesday due

to the way they were treating

his son George, who went to

Belgian side Oud-Heverlee

Leuve managed by David’s

good friend Nigel Pearson. He

moved to Leicester City after

one season and since 2020 he

has been on loan at Rotherham

United, Portsmouth and

currently Blackburn Rovers.

Other players who have appeared* for

the Saints and Sheffield Wednesday

include Michail Antonio, Terry Curran,

Yoann Folly, Barry Horne, Lloyd

Isgrove, Kenwyne Jones, George Kirby,

Jim McCalliog, David McGoldrick, Jim

Magilton, Chris Marsden, Garry Monk,

Eric Nixon, Jon Otsemobor, Carlton

Palmer, Dan Petrescu, Mike Pickering,

Darren Potter, David Prutton, Stuart

Ripley, Peter Rodrigues, Trond Solvedt

and Gordon Watson.

* at least one appearance, permanent

and/or on loan

Photos from the Ho ley co lection.

Closing in on 350 appearances in a blue and white shirt, Barry

Bannan, aka “The Airdrie Pirlo”, is the man who makes the Owls

tick. With four goals and five assists to date this term, the Scot

made the League One Team of the Season for 2021/22 and won

Goal of the Season for his audacious lob against MK Dons. Bannan

was on the books of Celtic as a youngster, joining Aston Villa’s

Academy in 2004. He made his senior debut for Villa four years

later and went on to play 83 times for the Midlands side as well

as taking in loan spells at Derby County, Blackpool and Leeds

United. He joined Crystal Palace in 2013 and, and after a brief loan

at Bolton Wanderers, moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 2015.

Capped 27 times for Scotland.

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There’s not much Theo Walcott has not seen in his

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CONTACT US

Southampton Football Club

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Britannia Road

Southampton

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Main Reception

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DIRECTORY

Chief Executive Officer Martin Semmens

Managing Director Toby Steele

Board of Directors Martin Semmens, Chief

Execuitve Officer; Toby Steele, Managing

Director; Matt Crocker, Director of Football

Operations; David Thomas, Chief Commercial

Officer; Tim Greenwell, Chief Legal & Risk

Officer; Michelle Butler, Director of HR.

First Team Lead Coach Rubén Selles

First Team Coaches Carl Martin,

Andrew Sparkes.

Club Leadership Team Mark Abrahams,

Director of Commercial & Community

Partnerships; Sarah Batters, Director of

Marketing and Partnerships; Michael Fenn,

Finance Director; James Grove, Director of IT;

Matt Hale, Academy Director; Mark Jarvis,

Director of Performance; Zoe O’Sullivan,

Director of Legal; Matt Silvester, Director of

Venue Sales; Ros Wheeler, Club Secretary;

Fabiola Wilcox, Director of Brand Experience &

Communications.

Team Doctor Dr Iñigo Sarriegui

Physiotherapists Steve Wright, Neil Simms,

Fraser McKinney.

Stadium Grounds Manager John Wright

Club PA Tim Manns

SAINTS

Editor Mark Perrow

Contributors Neil Jeffries, Tom Harvey, Sam

Tighe, Barry Webb, Duncan Holley, Alicia Povey,

James Barker, Marc Walker.

Photography Matt Watson, Isabelle Field, Chris

Moorhouse, Getty Images, Action Images.

Advertising Michael Hopkins

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This programme was produced on behalf of Southampton FC by Ignition Sports Media.

Design: James Ginieres

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CLUB STATEMENT:

RALPH HASENHÜTTL

ONCE

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AT THIS

ADDRESS

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wednesday

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Academy

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for England

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Saints announce

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theo

walcott

SAINTS Vs sheffield wednesday | wednesday 9th november 2022, 7.45pm

Carabao Cup third round

“I’m like

an absolute

dictionary

of knowledge

– they can

come to me if

they want to.”

17-year professional career, as he closes in on 600

matches for club and country, but a World Cup in the

middle of the season is a new one. Now the former

teenage sensation, who was thrust into the limelight

before he was ready for it, explains how his own

experiences can help Saints’ raft of young talent

maximise their enormous potential…

04 INSIDE

SO14

06 feature

interview

22 southampton

fc women

24 saints

Foundation

26

Once known at

this address

30 sheffield

wednesday

32 Fixtures

& Results

36 the

teams


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INSIDE

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Academy

trio star

for England

CLUB STATEMENT:

RALPH HASENHÜTTL

Southampton Football Club can confirm it has

parted company with Men’s First Team Manager

Ralph Hasenhüttl.

First Team Assistant

Coach Richard Kitzbichler

has also left the club.

Hasenhüttl, who was

appointed in December

2018, departs having

made a significant

contribution to the

club, overseeing some

memorable results

and also playing

a key role in the

development of our club

infrastructure, identity

and playing squad.

However, we now believe

it is an appropriate time

to make a change.

Everyone involved with

the club would like to

express their sincere

thanks to Ralph for all of

his efforts, as well as the

unwavering commitment

he has shown throughout

his time as manager.

First Team Lead Coach

Rubén Sellés will take

charge of the side on

an interim basis for our

game tonight. The club

will be announcing a

permanent replacement

in due course.

Southampton youngsters Jimmy-

Jay Morgan, Tyler Dibling, and

Jayden Meghoma all shone on the

international stage as England

advanced in their UEFA European

Under-17s Championship

qualifying.

In Group 3, England saw off

Lithuania and Georgia whilst drawing

with Israel to top the table and

advance to the elite round, with the

Southampton trio playing a key part

in each game.

Dibling scored his first goals at

under-17s level with a brace against

Georgia, whilst Morgan found the net

three times during the group stage.

Defender Jayden Meghoma started

two of the three matches for the

young Lions, who are now one more

round of qualifying away from

reaching the 2023 UEFA European

Under-17 Championships in Hungary

next summer.


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Saints announce

EcoWatt as

Official Training

Kit Partner

Southampton Football Club is delighted to

announce Ecowatt as the club’s Official Training Kit

Partner for the remainder of the 2022/2023 season.

Ecowatt will be on the

Men’s First Team, B Team

and Women’s First Team

training kits, and was

worn for the first time for

Sunday’s Premier League

match against Newcastle

United.

Ecowatt buys and

builds renewable power

stations to expand the

supply rapidly, whilst

simultaneously funding

projects that are key

drivers in removing

carbon dioxide from the

atmosphere.

Southampton Football

Club is on a mission

to be Carbon Neutral

by 2030. The club was

recently shortlisted

for the inaugural BBC

Sports Green Awards

for the work they have

been doing around their

sustainability strategy,

‘The Halo Effect’,

which saw them rise

from 18th to 3rd in the

Sports Positive Premier

League sustainability

table.

2022/23 Half Season

Tickets on sale

Don’t miss the big moments at St Mary’s. Guarantee

your seat for the remainder of the 22/23 campaign

with a Half Season Ticket!

Be at the heart of the

action with no less than 11

matches still to be battled

out in SO14, including

the Boxing Day clash

with south coast rivals

Brighton and last season’s

top two, Manchester

City and Liverpool.

With limited availability,

don’t miss the opportunity

to guarantee your seat for

all of the action, with prices

starting from £249 for

Adults and £19 for Juniors.

You can also spread

the cost with our twoinstalment

payment

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SAINTS

DIARY

NOVEMBER 2022

> Sat 12

Liverpool vs MEN’S FIRST TEAM

@ Anfield, 3pm

> Sun 13

Everton vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Walton Hall Park, midday

> Sat 19

Arsenal vs MEN’S U18s

@ Arsenal Training Centre, 11.30am

> Sun 20

Blackburn vs WOMEN

@ Ewood Park, 2pm

> Mon 21

Birmingham vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ St Andrew’s, 7pm

> Sat 26

MEN’S U18s vs Brighton

@ Staplewood, 11am

Colchester vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Colchester Community Stadium, 1pm

> Sun 27

WOMEN vs Reading

@ St Mary’s, 2pm

DECEMBER

> Fri 2

MEN’S B TEAM vs Colchester

@ St Mary’s, 7pm

> Sat 3

MEN’S U18s vs West Brom

@ Staplewood, midday

> Sun 4

London City Lionesses vs WOMEN

@ Princes Park, 2pm

> Mon 5

Derby vs MEN’S B TEAM

@ Loughborough University, 7pm

> Sat 10

MEN’S B TEAM vs Everton

@ St Mary’s, midday


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#32

theo

walcott

“I’m like

an absolute

dictionary

of knowledge

– they can

come to me if

they want to.”

There’s not much Theo Walcott has not seen in his

17-year professional career, as he closes in on 600

matches for club and country, but a World Cup in the

middle of the season is a new one. Now the former

teenage sensation, who was thrust into the limelight

before he was ready for it, explains how his own

experiences can help Saints’ raft of young talent

maximise their enormous potential…


08 / saints

Theo Walcott

has been a

professional

footballer for

more than half of his life,

but even for a man with

more than 500 career

appearances to his name,

the 2022/23 campaign

represents a dip into

uncharted territory.

Even to Walcott, who

arrived on the scene as

a 16-year-old Saint back

in 2005, the idea of a

six-week break in the

middle of the season

is unprecedented.

“It’s my first time having

such a short start to

the season,” he says.

“You get the odd winter

break but that’s been

in February – this one

seems very different

because you just feel

like you’re starting to

feel your fitness levels

in the right place.”

Perhaps it comes at a

worse time than most

for the 33-year-old, who

ended his 11-month

wait for a Premier

League start on Sunday

against Newcastle.

Now, after a long fight

to reclaim his place,

he’s back to square one.

After this weekend’s

trip to Liverpool, Saints

do not return to action

until Boxing Day.

“Obviously we haven’t

had some great

performances and great

results, so maybe this

is a very good time for

us to have a mini preseason,”

he reasons,

“but it just feels a bit

strange to be stopping

the season, squeezing

in a lot of games.”

The reason for the

extended pause, of

course, is the World

Cup, which gets under

way just one week after

Europe’s top leagues

draw to a close.

That brings its own

problems, Walcott feels.

“There will be a lot of

players playing games

thinking, ‘I don’t want to

get injured’” he says. “I

get it, players are trying

to protect themselves,

but when you try and

protect yourself, that’s

when you go in halfhearted

and get injured.

“You would have players

who wouldn’t want

to play – I wouldn’t

blame them.”

Bizarrely, in an

international career of 47

caps spanning ten years,

Walcott only went to

two major tournaments,

notably excelling against

Sweden in Euro 2012,

when he was introduced

as a substitute with

England 2-1 down, before


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“Straightaway

I had to

develop in

front of the

whole world,

basically. In

England, with

the media and

everything, I

couldn’t.”

Walcott

alongside David

Beckham as the

media glare

watches on

during the 2006

World Cup in

Germany.

equalising himself and

setting up the winner

for Danny Welbeck

with a trademark

burst to the byline.

But it was for his wildcard

entry into Sven-Göran

Eriksson’s 2006 World

Cup squad that 17-yearold

Walcott shot to fame,

thrust into the limelight

for a tournament in

which England exited at

the quarter-final stage

without their untried

teenager kicking a ball.

Sixteen years later, on the

eve of another World Cup,

he believes the experience

was detrimental

to his progress.

“I’ve said this in the past

– I don’t think I should’ve

gone,” he states, with

commendable honesty.

“If I knew this was going

to happen, I would’ve

said, ‘do not take this

young man. You can’t.’

“Straightaway I had to

develop in front of the

whole world, basically. In

England, with the media

and everything, I couldn’t.

“A lot of the players that

come through now are 22,

23. I was 16, 17. I was a

kid. They say that about

players who are 22, 23 –

they’re ‘kids.’ I’m sorry,

but that’s not a kid.

“A kid is 16, 17, coming

into the World Cup in a

man’s game. I had to be

there and – my wife as

well – deal with things,

like paparazzi. They

don’t get that anymore

really – paparazzi

following them around

at 15, 16, trying to get

a picture.

“I don’t think anyone is

ready for that at that

age, just leaving school,

I’d have never expected

that. If I could change

that, I genuinely would,


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but having said all that

it was a mad experience

for a family and for

myself being part of it.”

At the time of the callup,

of course, Walcott

felt like the luckiest boy

on the planet, but the

reality of that German

summer did not follow

the fairy-tale script.

“It’s weird, because I was

just going there to play

football,” he says. “That’s

all I knew, that’s all I

wanted to do, and then

not to get a chance to

play as well when thinking

I might play in the last

game – the Portugal

one – when we went to

penalties, that’s when I

thought ‘I might actually

come on here’, just for

something different,

but it never happened,

which is a bit of a shame,

but it’s just one thing

I had to live with. “

I’ve got a video

documentary of me

filming myself and the

whole thing that I’ve

kept as a keepsake

at home, so it’s quite

an interesting watch,

but I look really young,

really young – very out

of my depth, shall we

just say.”

Perhaps the nature of his

headline-grabbing arrival

on the world stage means

Walcott’s achievements

in the years that followed

lack the recognition

they deserve.

Not only a long-standing

member of the England

squad, the winger became

his country’s youngest

hat-trick scorer at 18 and

scored more than 100

goals for Arsenal, where

he won the FA Cup three

times in more than a

decade at one of Europe’s

leading clubs.

“The team

we’re playing,

Middlesbrough,

are like, ‘wow…

this guy’s

nearly 34,

he shouldn’t

be running

rings around

us.’ That’s the

standard you

need to set.”


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Back where it all began

since his 2020 return to

St Mary’s, via Everton,

Walcott recognises his

role has changed.

Whilst still desperate to

contribute on the pitch,

he knows his personal

experiences, particularly

given the scrutiny on

his life as a teenager,

can provide valuable

insight for Saints’ raft

of young players – even

more so since the club’s

summer recruitment

drive, which saw six new

faces arrive aged 20

and under, all of whom

have been introduced

to the Premier League

for the first time in

Southampton colours.

“I’ve had some really

great moments, and that

(the 2006 World Cup) is

just another moment in

my career that I’ve had to

deal with, and dealt with

in the best way, in the

spotlight consistently –

constantly,” he explains.

“I feel like now I would

have that influence, or

that experience to talk

to if, with someone

very young, it happened

again to them.

“That’s why I like being

at Southampton here

with the younger guys

coming from big clubs

and wherever. I’m like

an absolute dictionary

of knowledge – they

can come to me if they

want to. I feel like

they’re a bit scared of

me for some reason,

but I’m the nicest guy!

“I feel like I can

guide, with what I’ve

experienced, and

hopefully help them

on their paths where

they’re going to be, for

them to be better people

and better players.

“I always like to engage

with the person, because

if the person wants to

learn, they’re going to be

fine being a footballer.

“It doesn’t even have

to be football related.

If I saw something that

wasn’t quite right, I’d go

and engage them, just

check in. Sometimes

that’s all it is, just seeing

if they’re alright, or

being that loud character

in the dressing room

saying the odd thing

to help the mood.

“It’s not just me. Prowsey

(James Ward-Prowse)

is the same, Stuey

[Armstrong], all these

guys that are all quite

similar in that sense, so

we’ve got a good group.”

His influence on Saints’

youth was clear on the

pitch just a matter

of days ago when

Walcott was selected

to play for the B Team

against Middlesbrough

Under-21s.


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Saints fielded a vastly

experienced side,

including Alex McCarthy,

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

and Moussa Djenepo,

as well as promising

first-teamers Roméo

Lavia, Samuel Edozie

and Sékou Mara.

Walcott, to his credit,

scored a hat-trick in an

8-1 win. Whilst he’d

rather get more minutes

in the Premier League,

he recognises the

importance of setting

the right example – in

everything he does.

“I’ve had some games

like this when you’ve

had some players who

just don’t want to be

there, like ‘I shouldn’t be

playing in this game’, but

that’s not for me, that’s

not the right attitude,”

he says, sternly.

“I’m not a player that

would be bringing the

group down or anything

like that, because I want

the standards to be set at

a high standard. You can’t

have someone like me

coming in half-hearted

– you can’t be like that

at all. I’ve never been

like that from day one.

“I’m someone who

works really hard, and

I wouldn’t have played

in the Premier League

for this long if I didn’t

care. I do care, I want to

improve every day still,

and there’s another role

for me at the club at

this moment in time.

“You’re playing football,

you want to set the

right example, you want

to get something out

of it. I wanted to get

something out of it and I

scored a hat-trick, great.

“That’s the levels where

the team we’re playing,

Middlesbrough, are like,

‘wow, that’s the level

– we’re nowhere near

where we need to be and

this guy’s nearly 34, he

shouldn’t be running rings

around us.’ That’s the

standard you need to set.

“Like I said before, with

the younger guys coming

through and the guys

already here, just being

that presence and that

person that sets the

standard in training, in

the gym, being first out to

training – all those things.

I think it’s important

just to engage that into

the next person who

can take over that role

whenever that ends.

“I feel like I haven’t

played as much, but

I’ve played a role in

helping this young

group come through.”

What becomes

abundantly clear

throughout this

20-minute interview

is that Walcott is very

much a glass-half-full

type of character.

He warns the younger

generation about

the dangers of social

media. “I don’t see

why you need to look

at someone random’s

opinion of a game you’ve

played,” he says.

“Everyone around

this club wants you to

improve, wants to help

you, so they’re the best

people to talk to – and

your family, of course.

They’re the best people to

be around and listen to.

“I do feel like sometimes

we do start to go away

from that a little bit.


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“I still care

– that’s the

main thing. I

always have

cared, I still

care, and I’ll

continue to

do so until

someone tells

me I can’t.”

Hopefully now we can

start to engage in each

other a bit more and look

for the people who really

care and can help.”

Is he disappointed and

frustrated not to have

played more? Of course

he is, but he refuses

to sulk. In fact, he

doesn’t even feel like

he needs to put on an

act. He’s just genuinely

happy in his job.

“We play football, and

we’re privileged to play

it, and I want to be

that role model for my

children when I go back

home,” he explains.

“They want to know how

my day was, I want to

know how their day is.

I always like to take a

positive out of their day,

and even a negative to an

extent – can they turn it

around into a positive?

All these things – we’re

still breathing, and that’s

a positive in itself.

“There’s no problem

being positive all the time

– try finding a positive

somewhere in something.

“I’m coming in each day

thinking like it’s my last.

I’m really privileged to

be here, playing football

still, at this age and for

this long in the Premier

League, especially at

a really good club.

“I just look at it that

way. I’m training with a

really good young group,

guys I want to be with,

and it means a lot to

still play football. I still

care – that’s the main

thing. I always have

cared, I still care, and I’ll

continue to do so until

someone tells me I can’t.”


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sOUTHAMPTON FC

WOMEN UPDATE

WILKINSON HAT-TRICK SEALS

ANOTHER THREE POINTS

Under the floodlights

of St Mary’s Stadium

on Wednesday,

Southampton looked to

register a fourth successive

league win and a seventh

game unbeaten, while visitors

Coventry United aimed to earn

their first points of the

campaign and lift themselves

from the foot of the table.

Somewhat surprisingly given

their difficult start in the

league, Coventry stunned

Southampton exactly one

month ago in the Continental

Cup, rolling out 2-0 victors

over Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s

side at Butts Park Arena. Lee

Burch’s team were impressive

that day, but endured a

nightmare start on this

occasion.

It was the tenacity of Katie

Wilkinson alone which earnt

the opportunity, the striker

not allowing Coventry to clear

their lines – and earning her

own luck in doing so as she

came onto a bouncing ball that

resulted from her own initial

block. Without hesitation,

the striker fired a magnificent

right-footed half-volley into

the bottom-left corner from

just outside the box, blasting

her side into the lead after just

27 seconds.

Coventry were the architects

of their own downfall for the

second goal 38 minutes later,

too. Goalkeeper Eleanor Heeps

was caught napping on the

ball by Pusey, who showed

fine awareness to steal and

cut a pass back into the path

of Wilkinson. The attacker’s

initial effort was blocked well

by the recovering Heeps, but

her second was too powerful

to stop.

With the visitors pressed

against the ropes, Saints

remained ruthless, allowing

their opponents just four

minutes of respite before

further extending their

advantage.

This time it was a delicious

cross from full-back Megan

Collett which proved the

catalyst, her whipped ball

causing havoc as it travelled

Katie Wilkinson celebrates completing her hattrick against Coventry United.


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perfectly between goalkeeper

and defence. Heeps was able

to get a small touch but failed

to get enough contact to deny

the electric Wilkinson a first

half hat-trick, the striker on

hand once again to steer home

clinically at the far post shortly

before the break.

Despite creating fewer

goalscoring opportunities

in the second half, Saints’

performance remained firstclass,

Spacey-Cale’s side

dominating possession as

the minutes ticked toward a

further three points.

Even in the dying embers of

the game, the hosts continued

their search for a fourth. Pusey,

fed through by substitute

Georgie Freeland, fired a

strike goalward, but the tight,

right-sided angle favoured the

goalkeeper, who turned behind

with her legs for a corner.

That corner gave rise to one

last chance for Wilkinson

who, from a similar position

to Pusey before her, zipped an

effort across goal with power

and precision, forcing Heeps

into perhaps her finest stop

of the evening to turn the ball

around her far post and contain

Coventry’s deficit to three.

INTERNATIONAL

CALL-UPS COME

THICK AND FAST FOR

SAINTS

Following on from Ashleigh

Ward’s New Zealand call,

Southampton FC Women’s

Megan Wynne, Kayla

Rendell, Paige Peake and

Lucia Kendall have all

received call-ups for their

respective national teams,

Wales and England U23s

and U19s.

Wynne, who represented

Wales during their World

Cup qualifiers, will return

to the fold as they play a

friendly against Finland at

the Pinatar Arena in Spain

on Saturday 12th November

(kick-off 5.30pm GMT).

Rendell and Peake have been

selected for Mo Marley’s

England U23s side, who

welcome the Netherlands

in Walsall on Thursday 10th

November (7.30pm) before

taking a trip to Rome to

face Italy on Monday 14th

November (1.30pm).

Kendall, who has recently

returned from injury to take

her place back in Marieanne

Spacey-Cale’s side, will

join up with a mixed age

Professional Development

Phase squad who’ll travel to

Portugal to take on Norway

and the Netherlands on

Wednesday 9th November

at Stadium Vila Real de

Santo Antonio (4pm) and

on Monday 14th November

(1pm) respectively.

Her arrival at the club and

involvement in the Barclays

Women’s Championship has

set her in good stead for the

two games in Christchurch,

the first games on New

Zealand home soil since

2018.

Megan Wynne returns to the Wales camp

following their World Cup qualifying.


24 / saints

PATRON SAINTS

It is thanks to the generosity of Southampton’s

people, businesses and institutions that we can

run our charitable programmes out in the local

community – creating a more level playing field so people

from all walks of life can thrive. We wanted to recognise

nine of our loudest supporters, who champion our work

with their advocacy, ideas and generosity, by naming

them our inaugural Patron Saints. Their contribution to

our charity and their city this year, and across the past 20

years of Saints Foundation, has truly changed lives...

BOB TERRIS

“I’ve been supporting Saints

since 1962 and have hardly

missed a match. Having seen

the work carried out by Saints

Foundation in the community

over the past 20 years, you

cannot fail to be impressed by

the support they provide.”

CHRIS BRYANT

“I saw Southampton lift the

FA Cup in 1976 at the end of

my first season as a supporter,

and have championed the club

– and now its charity – ever

since. What better way to give

back to your city than to help

people in your community.”

RICHARD ALLEN

“Saints Foundation supports

people from all walks of life;

different ages, different

backgrounds, different

abilities. I’m proud to be a

Patron Saint for a charity

that is there for the whole

community.”


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DANIEL CLEARY

“I love this club, and I love how

they use Saints Foundation

to give back to this city. Their

work is exciting and lifechanging,

and I’m delighted

that I can give back and

support it.”

STUART DEAS

Southampton is my adopted

home town! I’ve been in

business here 35 years and

supported Saints for 30 of

those. I’m proud to support

a charity that supports the

people of this city.”

JASON PREWITT

“I grew up here, I run my

business here, I’ve supported

this team for over 30 years. I love

supporting a local charity and

seeing where our money is going.

The work the Foundation does is

great and close to my heart.”

Our work would simply

not be possible without

people’s generous support.

Together, we’re working to

help Southampton people

lead happier, healthier

lives, and you can be part

of our mission.

Find more about how you can

support us by visiting our website.

CHRIS WRATE

“Saints Foundation is an

incredible charity that supports

people that desperately need

our help. To be able to give

back to such a charity is a real

honour and privilege.”

TINA CROUCHER

“I’ve been involved with Saints

Foundation from Day One.

Supporting this charity is the

best decision you could ever

make, as it takes the city

at its heart and goes down

every avenue of need to

improve people’s lives here in

Southampton.”

@SFC_Foundation

@saintsfoundation

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Find out more about Saints Foundation at www.southamptonfc.com/saints-foundation


26 / saints

ONCE

KNOWN

AT THIS

ADDRESS

Southampton . Southampton .

BY Barry Webb

For this Carabao

League Cup tie I am

pleased to be able to

have the opportunity to

feature a fine player who

appeared for both clubs: he is

striker DAVID HIRST...

David Hirst arrived at

Southampton from Sheffield

Wednesday on 17th October

1997 after spending 11 seasons

playing for the Owls, prior to

which he played for Barnsley.

In his time at Sheffield

Wednesday he notched up

nearly 300 appearances

and scored 106 goals.

Known as a strong and pacey

striker, he was top scorer

for the Owls in 1991 when

they were promoted back to

the old First Division. That

season they also won the

Rumbelows League Cup when

they defeated Manchester

United 1-0 in the final,

the goal scored by future

Southampton manager Nigel

Pearson. David was voted

into the PFA’s divisional Team

of the Year for 1990/91.

He played three times for

England, the first two caps

coming on the summer tour of

Australasia, vs Australia and

then New Zealand, scoring

David Hirst: the determined expression of a

hard worker.

his sole international goal

against the latter. His third

cap followed in February

1992 against France at

Wembley when he replaced

the injured Gary Lineker.

David’s career was plagued

by injuries, including a broken

ankle, but he fought his way

back into the Wednesday side

until it was reported – early

in the 1997/98 season – that

he was not getting on well

with his manager David Pleat,

and he made the move to

the south coast. He has said

that manager Dave Jones

was the reason he came to

Southampton. He soon took

over from striker Mickey Evans

who, a few weeks later, moved

to West Bromwich Albion.

David would go on to have

successful partnerships up

front with Kevin Davies and

later with Egil Østenstad.

In 1997/98 David made 28

league appearances and scored

nine times, helping the Saints

to an 11th place finish in the

Premier League. After being

on the losing side on his debut

against Blackburn Rovers, a

number of happier highlights

would follow and make him a

hit with Saints fans. A week

after his first start, on 25th

October, he delighted us

all by scoring twice in a 3-2

home win against Tottenham

Hotspur; his second was a

thunderous shot from 12 yards.

A further week later he was

again on the winning side in

a 2-0 victory at Everton.

Then, on 8th November, he was

far from restrained when he

scored the fourth goal, having

been set up by Matt Le Tissier,

in a 4-1 win against his first

club Barnsley. (That’s right: for

younger readers Barnsley were

actually in the Premier League.)

At Anfield on 7th February

1998 the Saints beat Liverpool


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3-2, courtesy of two goals

scored by David and one by

Østenstad. David’s first was a

penalty and his second came

from a pass by Østenstad. In

another away win in February,

David scored the only goal that

beat Leeds United at Elland

Road. It was a tap-in from an

excellent cross from – guess

who? – Egil Østenstad.

Sadly, David’s injury problems

emerged again before the

start of 1998/99 when he

injured his knee during a preseason

run. He was therefore

limited to two substitute

appearances in April 1999 and

eventually, in January 2000,

he followed medical advice

and retired from playing.

Although David only played 32

times for the Saints he had an

impact on both the side and

the supporters. I recall one fan

saying to me at the time: “Hirst

gets involved in everything.”

I wonder what he might have

helped us to achieve if he

had remained free of injury.

Following retirement he

got involved in grass-roots

David is mobbed (and Matt Le Tissier pays homage) after scoring against his first club Barnsley at

home on 8th November 1997.

football in Sheffield and set

up a business arranging for

celebrities to attend corporate

and charitable events. He

was also a matchday host

at Hillsborough, as well as

assisting their Academy, and

hosted local radio sports shows

– a role much suited to his

natural forthright attitude.

In April 2017 he severed links

with Sheffield Wednesday due

to the way they were treating

his son George, who went to

Belgian side Oud-Heverlee

Leuve managed by David’s

good friend Nigel Pearson. He

moved to Leicester City after

one season and since 2020 he

has been on loan at Rotherham

United, Portsmouth and

currently Blackburn Rovers.

Other players who have appeared* for

the Saints and Sheffield Wednesday

include Michail Antonio, Terry Curran,

Yoann Folly, Barry Horne, Lloyd

Isgrove, Kenwyne Jones, George Kirby,

Jim McCalliog, David McGoldrick, Jim

Magilton, Chris Marsden, Garry Monk,

Eric Nixon, Jon Otsemobor, Carlton

Palmer, Dan Petrescu, Mike Pickering,

Darren Potter, David Prutton, Stuart

Ripley, Peter Rodrigues, Trond Solvedt

and Gordon Watson.

* at least one appearance, permanent

and/or on loan

Photos from the Holley collection.

Anfield, 7th February 1998: David scores the third goal in the 89th

minute to give the Saints a 3-2 win over Liverpool.


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Formed

1867

NICKNAME

The Owls

STADIUM

Hillsborough

CAPACITY

39,732

2021/22

11th in Premier League

FA Cup third round

League Cup second

round

HONOURS

4 top-flight titles

5 second-tier titles

3 FA Cups

1 League Cup

Once a mainstay of the top

flight, it’s been 22 years since

Sheffield Wednesday were

in the Premier League.

Following relegation from the

top table in 1999/00, the Owls

dropped into the third tier three

years later but returned via

the Play-Offs at the first time

of asking. They were back in

League One for two seasons

in 2010/11 and 2011/12 and

returned again two years ago

despite a late revival under

Darren Moore following his

appointment towards the

end of the campaign.

Moore led Wednesday to the

Play-Pffs last term, but they

were beaten at the semi-final

stage by Sunderland, who

also triumphed at Wembley.

Expectations are often high at

Hillsborough but this season,

even more so. One of the

favourites to go straight up this

season, the Owls have started

the new campaign well and

sit in third spot at the time

of writing, three points off

second-placed Ipswich Town.

Moore bolstered his squad in

the summer with the signing of

Will Vaulks from Cardiff City,

while also raiding neighbours

Rotherham United for Michaels

Ihiekwe and Smith. Further

experience was snapped up in

the shape of former Fulham

goalkeeper David Stockdale,

who arrived on a free transfer

from Wycombe Wanderers.

The Owls reached this stage

of the Carabao Cup thanks to

home victories over Sunderland

and Rochdale. Dennis Adeniran,

who was once on the books

of Fulham and Everton,

scored in both rounds.

recent results:

18.10.22

22.10.22

26.10.22

29.10.22

04.11.22

2 0

1 1

1 1

4 2

2 0

Paterson, Trueman

Football League

Trophy

Gregory

League One

Smith

League One

Bannan, Smith (pen),

Wilks, Dele-Bashiru

League One

Windass, Mighten

FA Cup first round


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the boss:

darren moore

JAMAICAN / AGE: 48

Often called one of the nicest man in football, Darren Moore

left his post at Doncaster Rovers to take over at Sheffield

Wednesday in March 2021. The Owls sat 23rd in the

Championship and Moore was unable to save them from the

drop, but has been entrusted with taking Wednesday back to

the second tier. A defender in his playing days, Moore spent

time at Torquay United, Doncaster, Bradford City, Portsmouth,

West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Barnsley and Burton

Albion. He took over as West Brom boss, initially on a caretaker

basis, when they were in the Premier League in April 2018.

He couldn’t save the club from relegation and was sacked in

March 2019, when they were fourth in the Championship.

He was named Doncaster boss the following summer. Born

in Birmingham, Moore was capped twice for Jamaica.

one to watch:

BARRY BANNAN

MIDFIELDER / AGE: 32

Closing in on 350 appearances in a blue and white shirt, Barry

Bannan, aka “The Airdrie Pirlo”, is the man who makes the Owls

tick. With four goals and five assists to date this term, the Scot

made the League One Team of the Season for 2021/22 and won

Goal of the Season for his audacious lob against MK Dons. Bannan

was on the books of Celtic as a youngster, joining Aston Villa’s

Academy in 2004. He made his senior debut for Villa four years

later and went on to play 83 times for the Midlands side as well

as taking in loan spells at Derby County, Blackpool and Leeds

United. He joined Crystal Palace in 2013 and, and after a brief loan

at Bolton Wanderers, moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 2015.

Capped 27 times for Scotland.

Ten-year record:

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FIXTURES AND

RESULTS 2022/23

DATE KO OPPOSITION RES. TV ATT. REF. STARTING XI

AUGUST 2022

SAT 06 3PM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1-4 61,732 A MARRINER BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BEDNAREK SALISU VALERY WARD-PROWSE 1

SAT 13 3PM LEEDS UNITED 2-2 30,815 T HARRINGTON BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS 1 BELLA-KOTCHAP BEDNAREK SALISU WARD-PROWSE

SAT 20 3PM LEICESTER CITY 2-1 30,850 M SALISBURY BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU DJENEPO WARD-PROWSE

TUE 23 7.45PM CAMBRIDGE UNITED (CC2) 3-0 6,733 D ROCK MCCARTHY PAYNE BEDNAREK LYANCO VALERY DIALLO

SAT 27 12.30PM MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 31,196 A MADLEY BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU DJENEPO WARD-PROWSE

TUE 30 7.45PM CHELSEA 2-1 31,072 M OLIVER BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

SEPTEMBER 2022

SAT 03 3PM WOLVES 0-1 30,546 J BROOKS BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

FRI 16 8PM ASTON VILLA 0-1 40,758 T HARRINGTON BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

OCTOBER 2022

SAT 01 3PM EVERTON 1-2 30,510 A MARRINER BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP CALETA-CAR LARIOS WARD-PROWSE

SAT 08 3PM MANCHESTER CITY 0-4 53,365 A MADLEY BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

SUN 16 2PM WEST HAM UNITED 1-1 29,159 P BANKES BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD 1 WARD-PROWSE

WED 19 7.30PM BOURNEMOUTH 1-0 10,405 J BROOKS BAZUNU WALKER-PETERS CALETA-CAR SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

SUN 23 2PM ARSENAL 1-1 31,145 R JONES BAZUNU LYANCO CALETA-CAR SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

SAT 29 3PM CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 25,130 M SALISBURY BAZUNU LYANCO CALETA-CAR SALISU PERRAUD WARD-PROWSE

NOVEMBER 2022

SUN 06 2PM NEWCASTLE UNITED 1-4 30,402 S ATTWELL BAZUNU LARIOS BELLA-KOTCHAP SALISU PERRAUD 1 WARD-PROWSE

WED 09 7.45PM SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (CC3)

SAT 12 3PM LIVERPOOL

DECEMBER 2022

MON 26 3PM BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

SAT 31 3PM FULHAM

JANUARY 2023

WED 04 7.30PM NOTTINGHAM FOREST

SAT 14 3PM EVERTON

SAT 21 3PM ASTON VILLA

FEBRUARY 2023

SAT 04 3PM BRENTFORD

SAT 11 3PM WOLVES

SAT 18 3PM CHELSEA

SAT 25 3PM LEEDS UNITED

MARCH 2023

SAT 04 3PM LEICESTER CITY

SAT 11 3PM MANCHESTER UNITED

SAT 18 3PM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

APRIL 2023

SAT 01 3PM WEST HAM UNITED

SAT 08 3PM MANCHESTER CITY

SAT 15 3PM CRYSTAL PALACE

SAT 22 3PM ARSENAL

WED 26 7.45PM BOURNEMOUTH

SAT 29 3PM NEWCASTLE UNITED

MAY 2023

SAT 06 3PM NOTTINGHAM FOREST

SAT 13 3PM FULHAM

SAT 20 3PM BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

SUN 28 4PM LIVERPOOL

TBC TBC BRENTFORD

ALL FIXTURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


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SUBSTITUTES

LAVIA ROMEU DJENEPO ARIBO A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, STEPHENS 45’, BELLA-KOTCHAP, PERRAUD 72’, DIALLO 75’, S. ARMSTRONG 45’, ELYOUNOUSSI, REDMOND 90+2’, ADAMS

LAVIA S. ARMSTRONG DJENEPO ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS MCCARTHY, STEPHENS 90+1’, LYANCO, VALERY, ROMEU, DIALLO, ARIBO 62’ 1, MARA 70’, A. ARMSTRONG 61’

LAVIA ARIBO ELYOUNOUSSI MARA A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, BEDNAREK, LYANCO 88’, VALERY, ROMEU, DIALLO, S. ARMSTRONG 70’, WALCOTT, ADAMS 2 59’

ROMEU S. ARMSTRONG ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS 2 A. ARMSTRONG CABALLERO, SIMEU, SALISU, LAVIA, DJENEPO 66’, ARIBO 66’, EDWARDS 90’, MARA 66’, BALLARD 1 75’

LAVIA ARIBO ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, BEDNAREK, LYANCO 89’, VALERY , ROMEU, PERRAUD 89’, DIALLO, S. ARMSTRONG 63’, MARA 77’

LAVIA 1 DIALLO ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS A. ARMSTRONG 1 MCCARTHY, BEDNAREK, LYANCO 86’, VALERY, DJENEPO 73’, S. ARMSTRONG, ARIBO 60’, WALCOTT, MARA

DIALLO ARIBO ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, LYANCO, LARIOS, MAITLAND-NILES 73’, DJENEPO 56’, S. ARMSTRONG 56’, EDOZIE 73’, WALCOTT, MARA 83’

DIALLO DJENEPO ELYOUNOUSSI ADAMS A.ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, CALETA-CAR, LYANCO, LARIOS 45’, S. ARMSTRONG 71’, ARIBO 45’, EDOZIE 79’, WALCOTT, MARA 71’

MAITLAND-NILES S. ARMSTRONG ARIBO 1 ADAMS MARA MCCARTHY, SALISU, PERRAUD 60’, DIALLO, DJENEPO, ELYOUNOUSSI 89’, EDOZIE 67’, WALCOTT, A. ARMSTRONG 60’

DIALLO S. ARMSTRONG ARIBO ADAMS A ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, CALETA-CAR, LYANCO , LARIOS 79’, MAITLAND-NILES, DJENEPO 66’, ELYOUNOUSSI 66’, WALCOTT, MARA 79’

MAITLAND-NILES ELYOUNOUSSI ARIBO ADAMS A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, CALETA-CAR 42’, LYANCO, LARIOS, DIALLO 75’, DJENEPO, S. ARMSTRONG 74’, EDOZIE 74’, MARA 74’

MAITLAND-NILES ELYOUNOUSSI ARIBO ADAMS 1 A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, LYANCO 64’, LARIOS 88’, DIALLO 88’, DJENEPO 88’, S. ARMSTRONG 66’, EDOZIE, WALCOTT, MARA

DIALLO S. ARMSTRONG 1 ELYOUNOUSSI ARIBO A. ARMSTRONG MCCARTHY, FINNIGAN, LARIOS, PAYNE, DJENEPO, EDOZIE 80’, WALCOTT 73’, ADAMS 73’, MARA

DIALLO S. ARMSTRONG ELYOUNOUSSI ARIBO ADAMS MCCARTHY, LARIOS, PAYNE, MAITLAND-NILES 45’, DJENEPO 74’, EDOZIE 74’, WALCOTT , A. ARMSTRONG, MARA 86’

MAITLAND-NILES S. ARMSTRONG ELYOUNOUSSI WALCOTT ADAMS MCCARTHY, LYANCO, CALETA-CAR 72’, LAVIA 34’, DIALLO , EDOZIE 64’, ARIBO 64’, A. ARMSTRONG 64’, MARA

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RUBÉN SELLÉS FIRST TEAM LEAD COACH

MANAGER DARREN MOORE

GK

ALEX MCCARTHY 1 2 LIAM PALMER

KYLE WALKER-PETERS 2 3 JADEN BROWN

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES 3 4 WILL VAULKS

LYANCO 4 5 BEN HENEGHAN

DUJE ĆALETA-CAR 6 6 DOMINIC IORFA

JOE ARIBO 7 7 MALLIK WILKS

JAMES WARD-PROWSE 8 8 DENNIS ADENIRAN

ADAM ARMSTRONG 9 9 LEE GREGORY

CHÉ ADAMS 10 10 BARRY BANNAN

GK

WILLY CABALLERO 13 11 JOSH WINDASS

ROMAIN PERRAUD 15 13 CALLUM PATERSON

STUART ARMSTRONG 17 14 GEORGE BYERS

SÉKOU MARA 18 15 AKIN FAMEWO

MOUSSA DJENEPO 19 17 FISAYO DELE-BASHIRU

TINO LIVRAMENTO 21 18 MARVIN JOHNSON

MOHAMMED SALISU 22 19 TYREEQ BAKINSON

SAMUEL EDOZIE 23 20 MICHAEL IHIEKWE

MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI 24 24 MICHAEL SMITH

IBRAHIMA DIALLO 27 25 CAMERON DAWSON GK

JUAN LARIOS 28 31 DAVID STOCKDALE GK

GK

GAVIN BAZUNU 31 32 JACK HUNT

THEO WALCOTT 32 33 REECE JAMES

ARMEL BELLA-KOTCHAP 37 34 MARK MCGUINNESS

ROMÉO LAVIA 45 45 ALEX MIGHTEN

RYAN FINNIGAN 50

DOMINIC BALLARD 53

LEWIS PAYNE 61

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