You are right, Jack: his first two goals for Saints. We certainly had some fire power up front that afternoon, with Channon, MacDougall and Osgood.
It was a spectacular game and nobody who was there will ever forget it. There had been a lot of media interest leading up to the game because Fulham, with Bobby Moore, Rodney Marsh and George Best in their team, had made a great start to the season.
We always seemed to score loads of goals when Bobby Moore was playing against us. We beat his West Ham team 6-2 in the 66/67 season, when he played alongside his fellow World Cup winners, Hurst and Peters. That was another memorable game.
As this is clearly worrying you, I'm going to help you even more with a report from another fan who was there:
Saints V Fulham - The Greatest Game6th Oct 2012 10:19 Saints V Fulham fixtures have often been full of goals however the five goal thriller in 1976 must rank as the greatest game between the two clubs for several reasons.1
I remember that game well. The Dell crowd really got to Best that day. His walk of shame to the tunnel in the Milton/West Stand corner, was one of the most miserable I've ever seen, as he was bombarded with jeers and howls of derision every step of the way. Playing in that Fulham team with Moore and Marsh seemed to have revitalised his career but that match really derailed his comeback and his drinking spiralled out of control again.
You are right, the Dell was at its noisiest and most intimidating in the late 70s.
We had a few half-decent players during Sheedy's time at Everton, like Alan Shearer, Alan Ball, Mark Wright and Peter Shilton. Surprisingly, many people would still consider that Shearer was better than Sheedy.
Talking of average players, you'll probably remember when Le Fondre was in the Premier League:
In the case of Le Fondre, score 14 goals and win Player of the Season and Premier League Player of the Month awards. He was a lazy player though who enjoyed life outside the game a bit too much and seemed to lose interest and fitness after Reading got relegated from the Premier League.
Amazingly, many Liverpool fans have a different view on this. I can't think why:
"The season will finish whether it be in July, August or November, it will get done. The COVID problem doesn't go away by voiding the current season and looking to start a new one. "
"We finish this season when the new season usually starts or later if needs be. There cannot be a new season till this one is finished, whenever that happens."
"Start the season again when possible. Finish it and have a shorter break again and come back fresh. Even if it means starting the league 2/3 months later than usual."
"I want the season to be completed. But I want the title above all."
"Thankfully we are so far ahead that no one could argue against us being given the title but I would prefer to see the season played out to its usual conclusion. To not do so puts in doubt the integrity of the season for all sides and has consequences for the Championship. "
"Exactly. If anything it makes more sense to me to get this season done and then cancel or shorten next season."
"I see that doyen of intellectual excellence Rio Ferdinand is calling for the season to be voided. One can only hope the powers that be have more sense than this idiot. I want Liverpool to play their way to the title. I don't want it 'awarded' to us. We are worthy winners and deserve to win it on the pitch to avoid an asterisk beside our win."
"The main thing is however that a scenario is put in place which ensures we get given the league title which we have effectively won."
There are hundreds more comments like that on Liverpool fans' message boards.
From Worzel 130: "People from Soton have more of a worzel friendliness than Pompey which explains the near parity in numbers "
From the BBC News site:
"There are 43 confirmed cases in Southampton, out of a local population of 252,796."
"There are 70 confirmed cases in Portsmouth, out of a local population of 215,133"
AS BBC News is a more reliable source of information than Worzel 130, it looks like there is more of his "worzel friendliness" going on in Portsmouth.
The fact that Southampton is a bigger city than Portsmouth clearly bothers Worzel 130 A LOT, which is why he keeps droning on about his mythical "Greater Portsmouth", which in his mind, covers half of the country, including the village near the Surrey border that he came from and the village in the Sussex Downlands that Bobby Tambling came from.
I've just read the article. It doesn't say that. It says they had previous illnesses in their medical records, which is true of just about everyone who has ever seen a doctor, including you, Marcus, and me because I had a tonsillectomy when I was 7.
As for pre-existing conditions, 30% of the total population and 80% of over 65s have high blood pressure so that counts them in.