About the Author
Graham Hiley was born on September 27, 1959, carefully avoiding a Saints matchday by arriving between the 3-1 defeat at Halifax the previous day and the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury the following day. He covered Southampton for the Southern Daily Echo
from July 1988 until December 2001 when he joined the club as editor of the match programme and the website www.saintsfc.co.uk before being appointed as editor of www.premierleague.com in August 2008. During those 20 years, Graham has missed just six games home or away, reporting on a total of 945 competitive matches with friendlies taking him well over the 1,000 mark. From the highs of the FA Cup final and a series of great escapes to the low point of relegation in 2005, Graham has lived and breathed the club, gaining an intimate knowledge of all things Saints.