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::1897–98 Southampton F.C. season

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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1897–98 season was the 13th since the foundation of Southampton F.C. and their fourth in league football, as members of the Southern League.

The club improved on their performance in the previous successful season, retaining the Southern League title and reaching the Semi-final of the FA Cup for the first time, where they went out in controversial circumstances. They started the season as tenants of Hampshire County Cricket Club, but by the end of the season, the club had found a new permanent home, where they were to remain for over 100 years.

By the end of a "phenomenally successful", Southampton were lifted out of relative obscurity into national prominence.{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} In their report to the shareholders for the Annual General Meeting held on 30 June 1898, the directors commented: "The team's performance in the English Cup and their retention of the Southern League Championship entitled the club to rank among the best in the country".{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}


1897–98 Southampton F.C. season sections
Intro  Pre-season  League season  League results  FA Cup  New stadium  Player statistics  Transfers  References  Bibliography  External links  

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