SAINTS: Returning Romeu stars in West Ham programme

By SFC Media time Wed 26 Dec Saints v West Ham
Photo by Matt Watson | Oriol Romeu

Oriol Romeu is the cover star as the matchday programme returns for West Ham United’s visit to St Mary’s in the Premier League.

The combative midfielder, also the subject of the big feature interview, opens up about life out of the team and why he’s so determined to impress Ralph Hasenhüttl after the new Southampton boss restored him to the starting line-up.

Another Saint who has returned after a period of absence is Danny Ings, who speaks about his influential comeback after firing a brace in the last home game against Arsenal, before scoring again in Saturday’s win at Huddersfield.

Youngster Mikey Saunders is the latest youngster to tackle our 20-question Academy feature, while we go back in time with Harrison Reed to see how his developing career compares to the targets he set himself as a scholar.

Our history section continues to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia, with a look back at the birth of Boxing Day football 50 years ago.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Southampton FC’s Oriol Romeu pictured at the Staplewood Campus, for the Club’s matchday magazine, on October 16, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Tough tackler Oriol Romeu spoke about the will and focus he required to win back his place 

There are eight pages of quizzes and games to entertain supporters young and old, as we test your knowledge of the club you love. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!

There is the traditional coverage of our opponents, including tactical insight from Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe, while manager Hasenhüttl and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their thoughts.

Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 84 pages of original features up for grabs for just £4.

Every issue is also available to buy online, including any you might miss over the course of the season, and there is also the option of a year-long subscription for a discounted price.

This season’s website for online sales is


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