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Southampton FC Special Edition Magazine

The Big Issue and Southampton Football Club have launched a unique partnership which this special, Southampton FC of the magazine sold by vendors as the official match-day programme at the club’s first game of the season versus Swansea City on Saturday, August 12. It will also be sold in Southampton and around the region from Monday, August 7.

The first-of-its-kind programme (below) is jam-packed with unmissable Southampton exclusives. This includes: an interview with star striker Charlie Austin; a candid, reflective Letter To My Younger Self interview with legendary Saints’ FA Cup-winning former manager Lawrie McMenemy; a look at the new Premier League season with St Mary’s hero Francis Benali; fan messages from manager Mauricio Pellegrino and captain Steven Davis; an insight into the incredible, life-changing work of the Saints Foundation – and much more.

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