Six decades of Cardiff City v Southampton matches

Last updated : 08 December 2018 By Michael Morris

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60s. Which Southampton player of this era is being described here?

“Born in Scotland and one of 15 children, he had lived with his grandmother and migrated South to Essex with her aged 12, as a youngster he had trials at both Spurs and West Ham, however it was Saints who offered him an apprenticeship, the then new fangled way of signing youngsters.

In 63/64 he was converted to full back and finished the season with 11 straight games,

In our first top flight season, he managed 33 out of the 42 league games and continued his rich vein of scoring form notching 3 more goals, although strangely these would be the last he would score for the club.”.

70s. He played in all but one of City’s games with Southampton during this decade and was spotted by Jimmy Scoular on a scouting trip to watch another player who signed for us. The transfer fee we paid for him was the second highest ever for the country involved at the time. I can’t believe that the number of goals Wikipedia has him scoring for us because I cannot even remember him scoring once. After quitting the game, he worked in a young offenders unit for a while.

Who am I describing?

80s. The man pictured started his career at Southampton and played first team football for them during this decade. He is nominally linked to the contract squad, but who is he?

90s. This Welsh Under 21 international scored for Southampton against Manchester United during this decade, who is he?


00s. Who was Gareth Bale playing for when he was first watched by a Southampton scout?

10s. Which Argentinian international played for Southampton in their last visit to Cardiff?



60s. Dennis Hollywood.

70s. Albert Larmour was signed from Linfield after a scouting trip by Jimmy Scoular to watch goalkeeper Bill Irwin in 1972 – the reported £12,000 fee paid for Larmour was the second highest for a player with a club in Northern Ireland at the time. Wikipedia says he scored fourteen times for us, that can’t be right can it?

80s. Steve Davis played for Southampton before going on to have three separate spells at Burnley – he has also been named caretaker manager of them twice.

90s. David Hughes retired through injury after playing just sixty four times for Southampton. In 2002, he made a comeback with Eastleigh and he was still playing for Sutton United in 2009 at the age of thirty six.

00s. “I was playing in a five-a-side tournament in Newport with my local team, Cardiff Civil Service, and there was a Southampton scout there. “, this is what Gareth Bale said in a Daily Telegraph interview in 2011.

10s. Tottenham’s Paulo Gazzaniga won his first cap for Argentina last month and was in goal for Southampton in their 3-0 win on Boxing Day 2013