YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO THE SAINTS FROM SOUTHAMPTON....
Southampton Football Club SOUTHAMPTON
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The Football League
Ground: St Mary's Stadium,
Britannia Road,
Southampton, Hampshire,
SO14 5FP
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Tel: 0845 688 9448
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 71 miles from HW)
A404 from Handy Cross Roundabout to join M4 westbound (Junction 8). M4 for 13 miles, then exit at Junction 11 to join A33 towards Basingstoke. A33 for 14 miles to join M3 at Junction 6. Stay on M3 for 26 miles and then merge onto the M27 eastbound. Exit M27 shortly afterwards at Junction 4 and follow the signs for Southampton A33. Continue on A33 (The Avenue) for 3 miles and merge into Dorset Street. Continue until you get to the roundabout. Take the 2nd exit (Six Dials) and on the dual carriageway. Stay in the right hand lane and continue through the traffic lights into Kingsway (signposted A33). After approx. mile take 4th left into St Mary's Street. Follow bend to right into Chapel Road (St Mary's Church on left) and continue to the end of the road. Turn left into Marine Parade and the Stadium is approximately 600 metres on the left. Please note that matchday road closure's are likely to be operation, so on nearing the stadium you will be redirected to appropriate parking facilities. Check www.rac.co.uk for specific or more detailed directions.
Train: Southampton Central station is just over 1 mile from St Mary's and is served from London Waterloo (journey time around 1 hour 30 mins). From High Wycombe, go to London Marylebone and then get the Bakerloo line to Waterloo. Total journey time via this route is likely to be around 3 hours. Travelling back midweek is possible if you are able to catch a train from Southampton to London Waterloo by around 10pm. Alternatively, it is possible to go from High Wycombe to Banbury (journey time around 45 mins) and then get a direct service from Banbury to Southampton (journey time around 1 hour 45 mins). Total journey time using this option would be around 2 hours 45 mins. Check www.nationrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.


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Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.

Scott Marshall - A former Arsenal trainee who made just 2 First Team appearances for The Saints in 14 month spell in the late 1990's. Went on to spend nearly four years with Brentford before he became Tony Adams first signing as Wycombe Manager in November 2003. Made 9 First Team apps before retiring from the playing side in August 2004. Went on to be involved in the Youth Team coaching with Wycombe before moving to a similar role with Brentford in August 2007.

Graham Potter - Left back who appeared three times for Wycombe in Division Three as an 18 year old during the 1993/94 season while on loan from Birmingham City. Went on to spend time with Stoke City before a 250,000 move to Southampton in the summer of 1996. Made six Premiership appearances for The Saints before a 300,000 switch to West Brom in February 1997. During his time with The Baggies spent time on loan at Northampton Town and Reading before a permanent switch to York City in the summer of 2000. Made more than 130 appearances for The Minster Men before starting the 2003/4 season playing for Boston United in Conference. Had a loan spell with Shrewsbury City during the middle of the 2003/4 season before ending his pro career with a 15 month stint with Macclesfield Town.

Sam Stockley - Defender who was a former trainee at Southampton who eventually got his break in pro football after moving to Barnet. Went on to play for Oxford United before a move to Colchester United in October 2002. Signed for Wycombe by Paul Lambert from Colchester in July 2006 having made close to 150 apps for the Essex club. Left Wycombe in May 2008 for Port Vale having made 65 apps and scoring once.

Danny Wallace - Saints legend who made close to 400 First Team apps during the 1980's. Made a high profile moved to Manchester United in September 1989 and spent four years at Old Trafford before a switch to Birmingham City in October 1993. Made one First Team appearance for Wycombe under Martin O'Neill at the end of the 1994/95 campaign before retiring from the playing side.

Mike Williamson - A former trainee with Torquay United who was snapped up by Southampton in November 2002 aged 18. Failed to make the first team with The Saints and returned for a brief loan spell with the Gulls in 2003. Spent the 2004/5 season on loan at Wycombe signing before permanetly in the summer of 2005. Totalled 167 First Team apps for The Wanderers before a 150,000 move to Watford in January 2009. Went on to make a 3m move to Premier League Portsmouth in September 2009 resulting in a potential 712,500 windfall for Wycombe.

Also:
Scott Bevan - Former trainee goalkeeper with his home town club Southampton. Made five loan appearances from The Saints to Wycombe during the 2003/2004 season. Left Southampton in March 2004 without making a First Team appearance but having played on loan six clubs. Signed for MK Franchise in March 2004 before spells with Kidderminster Harriers, Shrewsbury Town and Torquay United.

Adrian Caceres - Argentian born midfielder who moved to England as an 18 year old to Southampton in September 2000 but failed to make the First Team. Made 3 appearances for The Wanderers at the end of the 2004/5 season.

Sid Cann - First Team Manager for Southampton between 1949 and 1951. Left The Dell in December 1951 and after working for the FA became Wanderers first Coach in August 1952, going on to lead them to two Isthmian League titles and a runners-up slot in the Amateur Cup Final at Wembley in 1957. Stayed with Wycombe until July 1961 when he joined Norwich City.

John Gorman - Former Wanderers Manager who had a brief spell with Southampton, first as Chief Scout from May 2007 and then joint Caretaker Manager following the departure of George Burley to become Scotland boss. Left Southampton in June 2008.

Steve Guppy - Former Reserve Team player with The Saints who was signed by Jim Kelman at Wycombe in September 1989. More than 250 apperances for Wycombe, including three Wembley Finals before switching to Newcastle United in August 1994. Enjoyed successful spells with Port Vale, Leicester City and Celtic before he returned briefly to Wycombe in 2004/2005 under John Gorman.

Danny Senda - Former trainee with The Saints who switched the youth set-up at Wycombe during the 1998/99 season. Went on to make the grade with Wycombe - clocking up more than 300 apps before moving to Millwall in the summer of 2006 on a free.


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Chairboys all-time record against The Saints
DATE Comp V Res SCORE Att
Sat, Aug 11, 1990 Fr H L 0-1 3,785
Sat, Aug 1, 1995 Fr H W 2-1 -
Tue, Aug 6, 1996 Fr H W 1-0 2,445
Tue, Dec 1, 2009 FL2 A L 0-1 16,402
Key:
Fr = Friendly
FL2 = 'League One'/Football League Division Two/
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