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Play about being Saints fan faces technical hitch

A theatre play showcasing the roller-coaster of being a Southampton FC fan will ironically face its own roller-coaster of emotions - after it was been delayed because of a major technical glitch.

The show was meant to begin its three week run this Friday at the pop-up theatre in Guildhall Square, Southampton.

The venue was part of the city's celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary.

Now, it seems the structure is being put in place as building site staff say the launch will need to be delayed by a day.

Saints FC 'determined to keep best players' despite move

Southampton FC Director has announced that the club remains determined to keep their best young players despite the recent signings from their youth academy.

Calum Chambers has made a £19m move from Southampton to Arsenal Football Club today.

We are naturally disappointed whenever any of our Academy graduates leave the club, and that is very much the case with Calum’s departure.

“Calum made it clear to us that he did not see his future at Southampton. As such, it was crucial that we were able to negotiate a substantial fee that also reflects the work our staff have put into Calum’s development since he joined the club at the age of eight.

“Our position remains unchanged in that we are determined to keep our best young players at the club, as is evidenced by the decision to award Harrison Reed a new long-term contract last week, adding to the list of committed young professionals like James Ward Prowse, Sam Gallagher, Jack Stephens, Jordan Turnbull, Matt Targett, Sam McQueen and others who have seen plenty of first-team activity recently.

“We have an abundance of talent in the Academy coming through, and everybody at the club is continuing to work hard on bringing in quality new players as we build a team capable of taking us further forward in the coming seasons.

“It is important in the transfer window to remain calm, resilient and above all patient. We have targets, and we are working hard to get them across the line.”

– Executive Director Les Reed, Southampton Football Club


Chambers thanks Saints as he moves to Arsenal

Southampton player Calum Chambers has announced he is joining Arsenal Football Club as part of a £16m deal.

The Saints player will join the London club in the new year as a right-back or centre-back.

Chambers makes £16m move to Arsenal

A Southampton FC player has been signed by Arsenal as part of a £16m deal.

It follows the move of Southampton FC manager and other star players such as Luke Shaw from the club.

Calum Chambers has been signed for the London club for £19m Credit: PA Wire

19-year-old Calum Chambers has signed for Arsenal Football Club where he will play in a more prominent role.

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Adam Lallana's big thank you to Southampton

The full page advert from the former Saints player in today's Daily Echo Credit: Daily Echo
Lallana's message to Saints fans Credit: Daily Echo

The former Southampton FC player, Adam Lallana, has paid for a full page advertisement in his local paper to thank Saints for all their support when he was at the club. The player completed a £25 million move to Liverpool yesterday.

He thanked fans for all their encouragement during his 14 years at the club.

Southampton FC's Lallana completes signing for Liverpool

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