As Saints move onwards and upwards, as does georgeweahscousin.com. I am delighted to welcome several new contributors to the site over the coming weeks. Firstly Simon Hall. Simon is 22 and originally from Lyndhurst but now lives in London. He was the sports editor for the University of Birmingham student paper while studying and has always supported Saints. His favourite ever player is Matt Le Tissier though he has a soft spot for all classic nineties players. Over to you Simon. – Chris
Seven Years In Numbers…
Saturday 28th April 2012 will undoubtedly go down in Southampton FC folklore as a day of endless pride, unbridled joy and ultimate redemption. After seven long, turbulent seasons, we will finally return to the Premier League in August. But before we turn our attention to how exactly we might tame that particular beast, let’s take a look back at those turbulent seven seasons in numbers…
134 – The number of Football League wins Saints recorded.
95 – The number of Football League losses Saints suffered.
483 – The number of goals Saints scored in the Football League.
721* – The number of opposition defenders left flat on their backside by a perfectly executed Adam Lallana Cruyff turn.
485 – The number of points amassed by Saints.
10 – The number of points cruelly deducted from this total.
1 – The number of trophies won at Wembley.
1 – The number of gut-wrenching relegations.
6 – Managers.
2 – The number of season Saints spent in the third tier of English football, a level to which we hope we will never return.
78 – The number of league goals scored by St. Rickie Lambert.
2 – The number of relegations suffered by the blue few (in as many years!).
0 – The amount all of this matters now that we are back in the Premier League, where we belong.
*Statistic may not be accurate