Tonight is the night, the game Southampton fans have been waiting seven years for, and at Fratton Park, the latest chapter of the South Coast Derby will be played out.
THE TIME HAS COME
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 24, 2019
Ever since the draw was made, Southampton fans have been eagerly counting down the days until they made the 40-mile trip down the M27, and ahead of the game the Saints’ official Twitter account released a video of former players giving their support for the side tonight.
As expected, fans on social media loved the short clip and saw it as fuel to feed their hype for the match,
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say on Twitter…
Come on lads don’t disappoint us, we have to win
— julie barrett (@juliebarrett3) September 24, 2019
— Neil maddison (@nmaddo) September 24, 2019
— JB8 #SaintsFC (@bro0kes) September 24, 2019
The day that’s been years in waiting, no mucking about tonight please #SaintsFC
— Josh (@Josh_Fulford98) September 24, 2019
COME ON YOU SAINTS @seanvincent1991
— Sir Wibz-A-Lot (@WibbleBoyle) September 24, 2019
We must win COYR
— Anne Stride (@StrideAnne) September 24, 2019
Can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/pKUmJwBZq2
— Matty (@FfsMatty_) September 24, 2019
No excuses, no half measures, go out there and get the result. This is one game we have to win and win well.
— Ash (@ashley_whiteway) September 24, 2019
The Saints head into this game on the back of a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth.