The Irons have made a solid start to the season, having been unlucky to lose out to London rivals Tottenham at home, before triumphing in their second London derby of the season at Crystal Palace. Their 3-1 victory means that they will enter this fixture in a buoyant mood.
Exodus. Meltdown. Unrest. Down here on the South coast we don’t like to do things by halves. What a summer it has been for Southampton fans, helplessly watching on as the vultures circled and picked off the cream of our crop – some, it must be said, a little keener than others to jump ship.
What a preseason it has been. Not necessarily for the best of reasons, but it has been a summer that not many Southampton fans will forget any time soon.
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