‘Thank you’: 9-0 loss a turning point for reborn Southampton

In a classic example of self-deprecating British humor, the content providers behind Southampton’s Twitter account kicked off this week with a tongue-in-cheek post which showed them muting certain words, phrases or characters for the next seven days.

Such as:

9-0.

0-9.

Haha nine.

Hahahahahahaha nine.

Nine.

It has been nearly three months since the south-coast club slumped to the most humiliating result in its 134-year history, a 9-0 home loss to Leicester in the Premier League. It was the biggest ever top-flight home defeat in England, and memories have naturally come flooding back this week ahead of the return match between the teams on Saturday.

“We had a moment we will never forget, that is for sure,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl said on Thursday.

The result
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