Yet again we delve back to a time where I wasn’t even a future echo and so I call upon my learned friend @ericofarabia once more for the questions. Yet again he has delivered emphatically (if you are my age or young I guarantee you will learn something in this round!).
No, not Goalkeepers. Something a little different for this round.
For the first 5 questions, I will give you an event in Saints history and I want the song that was number one in the UK charts at that time. One point for the correct song title and one point for the correct artist name.
For the second 5 questions, I will give you a song and artist, I want you to name the moment in Saints history that occurred while that song was number one in the UK charts. Simple.
Our first ever full house correct answers in this round and it was achieved twice!
The answers were:-
After a feisty encounter at The Dell, seeing Liverpool lose 1-0 and take a bit of a battering, what name did the legendary Bill Shankley give us? (1pt) Alehouse Brawlers
71/72 saw us suffer 2 of our heaviest away defeats at Everton and Leeds. What were the scores? (2 pts) 8-0 & 7-0
73/74 season. What were we the 1st Division 1 club to achieve? (1pt) Relegated third from bottom.
In the 74/75 season we reached, but lost the final of which competition to Newcastle? (1pt) Texaco Cup
Which teams did we beat in our winning FA Cup Run? Bonus pt for correct order. (7pts) Aston Villa, Blackpool, WBA, Bradford City, Crystal Palace & Manchester United.
Which 3 players were dropped for the away game at Pompey for over indulging after their semi final victory 3 day previously? Who was the young midfielder drafted in for his debut and bossed the game? (4pts) Peter Osgood, Jim McCalliog & Jim Steele. Steve Williams made his debut.
Our best ever Home season was in 75/76 P21 W18 D2 L1 …if only our away form wasn’t crap we’d have made promotion to go with The Cup win!! Which team beat us at The Dell? (1pt) Nottingham Forest
Who stepped up from the reserves in our 77/78 promotion season run in and scored 7 goals in 8 starts and 2 subs appearances? (1pt) Tony Funnell
Who did Lawrie sign in 78 as our 1st Overseas International import? (1pt) Ivan Golac
Who scored in 11 consecutive home games between Aug – Dec 79, netting 11 times including 2 hat tricks, yet failed to score in any of the 13 away games over the same period? (1pt) Phil Boyer
There were 20 points up for grabs! Here is the updated leaderboard:-
As I am still relatively young (not 40 yet so it counts as young) I have called upon another more worldly wise individual than me to provide the questions for the 70’s. Thanks to @ericofarabia (who also risks his position in the top 4) for providing the questions for this category!
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:-
I think it is fair to say that the questions so far have been tough, and to keep that tradition going I’ve not gambled by trying to write questions for eras prior to the 90’s myself. To that end thanks to Glen over at League 1 Minus 10 for setting the 80’s challenge!