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Saints fans head off to Wembley for League Cup Final

There was an exciting atmosphere at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton this morning, as scores of fans gathered to wait for one of the sixty-four coaches which are carrying them to Wembley Stadium in London. The Saints are playing Manchester United today in the EFL Cup Final.

64 coaches of Southampton Football Club fans are heading to Wembley
There was a brass band to see them off

There were warnings advising fans to check before they travel. South West Trains issued advice, and extra trains have been put on. The roads are also expected to be busy this afternoon with a Six Nations Rugby tournament match happening at Twickenham this afternoon too.

Fans dressed up to help with the cheerleading and party atmosphere
The flags and banners are out

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Bob Higgin's former role at Southampton Football Club

Bob Higgins, the former Southampton football coach at the centre of allegations of historic child abuse, has always denied any wrong-doing. He was acquitted in 1992 on charges of indecent assault. Mr Higgins held a key role with Southampton Football Club in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as Chris Maughan explains.

Abuse claims made against former Southampton football coach

It has emerged today that Bob Higgins, the former Southampton football coach at the centre of historical child abuse allegations, came to the attention of football's governing body more than 25 years ago.

Today Dean Radford - a footballer who made accusations agains Mr Higgins in a documentary in 1997 - repeated those claims once again.

Bob Higgins was acquitted in 1992 on charges of indecent assault and has always denied any wrongdoing. He declined to speak to us today. Richard Slee has been talking to a former Southampton Football Club manager who worked with Mr Higgins.

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