Tag: Southampton

Video of the Day: Southampton vs Liverpool, September 1980

Over the last two or three seasons, Southampton and Liverpool may just have become the first two English clubs to build up a rivalry based entirely upon events that have taken place in the transfer market. Liverpool have consistently pilfered the best players from St Mary’s since the Saints’ return to the Premier League in 2012, and this state of affairs reached what many would probably believe to be its logical conclusion this summer with the highly disputed attempt to wrest Virjil Van Dyke to Anfield, a state of affairs that seems to have changed roughly every twenty minutes...

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Video of the Day: Southampton vs Manchester City, April 1983

On their day, there were few more thrilling football teams to watch during the early 1980s than Lawrie McMenemy’s Southampton. A team that once featured five England captains in one team played European football and finished the 1983/84 season as runners-up to the exceptional Liverpool team of the era following promotion to the First Division in 1978 and were capable of playing wonderful attacking football. For today’s video, we’ve pulled out an entertaining match against Manchester City from April 1983. City were in free-fall at the time, tumbling towards a first relegation from the First Division in two decades...

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Video of the Day: Everton vs Southampton, May 1986

On the last Saturday of the 1985/86 First Division, Everton took to the field for their match against Southampton knowing that they needed a win to have any chance of winning the title whatsoever. Liverpool were at Stamford Bridge playing Chelsea, and following a surprise defeat for Everton at Oxford United the week before, a win for the team now managed by Kenny Dalglish would ensure that his first season on management would end in the league title return to Anfield after a year away on the other side of Stanley Park. If Everton won their game, meanwhile, the...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Southampton, October 1983

Some will say that they play in just about any conditions, these days, and there can be little doubt that, were the conditions at The King Power Stadium this afternoon anything like they were at Filbert Street on the 21st October 1983, the match between Leicester City and Southampton would not be going ahead. On that day, more than thirty-two years ago, pouring rain lashed down on the East Midlands and players did their best to try and put on some sort of show, but after twenty-one minutes the referee gave up on a saturated pitch and took the...

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Video of the Day: Southampton vs Stoke City, March 1982

With a dozen or so matches left to play of the 1981/82 First Division season, it felt as if just about anybody could still life the title. The first season of three points for a win hadn’t led to anybody streaking away at the top of the table, and as March ticked over into April just seven points separated the top eight clubs in the table, from leaders Swansea City down. Southampton sat in second place in the table. The early 1980s were a period during which the Saints emerged to be regulars near the top of the league,...

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