For me this was the hardest round so far, but some very impressive scores!
The answers were:-
Alan Shearer scored a hat-trick on his Saints debut in 1988 – who got the other goal in a 4-2 win? (1pt) Mark Blake
FA Cup Winner Nick Holmes played his last game for Saints in which season? (1pt) 1986/87
When Saints finished 2nd in 83/84, who else finished in the top 4? (3pts) Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Man United
In December 1984, our captain became disillusioned and asked for a transfer (sounds familiar) – Who was this? (1pt) Steve Williams
Lawrie McMenemy left for Sunderland in 1985 – How many months did he last there? (1pt) 22 Months. He left just as they were about to be relegated to Division 3!
Name the 3 players from the England 1982 World Cup squad who played for Saints at some point in the 1980s and which one was a current Saints player at the time? (4pts) Mick Mills, Peter Shilton and the current was Kevin Keegan
Which year saw the first kit sponsor? And what were the kit sponsors for the 80’s in order? (5pts) 1980. Rank Xerox, Air Florida, Draper/Draper Tools
Who were the 3 teams who knocked Saints out in our three European campaigns in the 80s? (3pts) Norrkopping, Sporting Lisbon, Hamburg
Which 80s cult hero did we sell to Oxford in 1982 and then (for reasons unknown), re-sign in 1985 before finally selling to Millwall in 1987? (1pt) George Lawrence
Who did Saints sign Colin Clarke from and how many goals did he get in his first season? (2pts) AFC Bournemouth, 22 goals!
So, there was a total of 21 points to be achieved, here is the updated leader board:-