Former Vital Southampton editor therainmaker gives us his views on the club.
1 – How long have you been a Saints fan?
I signed a week after my 14th birthday and I have just turned 26. So that would make it 12 years.
2 – Can you remember your first game?
Yeah it was the day I signed as a Scholar. We played Spurs and it was a boring 0-0 draw. Not too exciting.
3 – What is your most memorable moment as a Saints fan?
I was lucky enough to be at the final game ever at the Dell. It was pretty special. Also the last league game at the Dell when Le Tiss banged in a screamer against Arsenal.
4 – And the worst moment?
The dreaded relegation.
5 – Who are your favourite current Saints players?
I’m a big fan of Drew Surman, but Adam Lallana and Lee Holmes look to be decent players also.
6 – Which former player do you wish hadn’t moved on/retired?
Big Dean Richards. I was sad when Spurs took him away but was also more devasted when he had to retire through injury.
7 – Which player do you think was the worst to ever put on the team colours?
Boy there have been a few. Imants Bleidelis sticks out in my mind for some reason though.
8 – What is the best goal you have seen Saints score?
Mark Hughes scored an absolute peach of a volley against Newcastle in the pouring rain. I think that was his first for the club.
9 – What is the most memorable game you’ve seen?
The last league game at The Dell when Le Tiss popped up to make it 3-2 in the dying moments. Brilliant.
10 – Pick us your dream Saints XI.
GK – Paul Jones
RB – Jason Dodd
CB – Dean Richards
CB – Michael Svensson
LB – Wayne Bridge
RM – Marian Pahars
CM – Matt Le Tissier
CM – Kevin Keegan
LM – Chris Marsden
FW – James Beattie
FW – Alan Shearer