Simon Peach’s first Southampton shirt will make you long for Le Tiss

We caught up with Simon Peach, sports journalist for the press association to talk classic Southampton shirts, Eric Djemba-Djemba and missing world cup wondergoals.

What is your first football shirt?

Southampton’s home kit from 1995-97, when Matthew Le Tissier, Francis Benali, Jason Dodd and Co ruled the roost.


Southampton, Pony, 1995-97

I loved this shirt when I was a kid, so I was more than a little chuffed when my gran got me the adult version from a car boot sale a few years back. Plain, simple – a classic.

What is your favourite ever football shirt? 

I fell in love with a little club called Siena a few years back when I went to see them with a friend from the city.

A dinky little ground, hardly any fans and classic players like Enrico Chiesa – what’s not to like?


Siena, MEGS, 1990s

They have, sadly, fallen on bad times recently, so I love this natty number even more than before.

My Odense shirt with Djemba-Djemba on the back was second place, with a golden Botafogo shirt not far behind.

What is your favourite goal? 

I would have probably said James Rodriguez at the World Cup, given I was fortunate enough to be there at the Maracana. However, I only caught it coming off the underside of the bar as I was sending an email. Yeah, I know…

With that in mind, I will say Kasami’s ludicrous first-time strike for Fulham against Crystal Palace. One of those that makes you swear aloud in the press box.  You can watch that goal.

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