Memories of the ‘Famous Five’ and Rocket Ronnie

by Matthew Harris on June 2, 2011

One of the most memorable seasons in recent times just has to be 1994/95: It was a crazy year in many ways and one which saw Jurgen Klinsmann arrive and the advent of a bizarre 4-1-5 formation.

There are many great memories from that season and one of these took place at the Dell, where mutual loathing between Southampton and Spurs fans was still a few years away. After a disappointing 1-1 draw in the first game of this fifth round FA Cup tie, Spurs travelled to the South Coast to try to finish the game off.

It rather epitomised our season that Darren Anderton tried to score from the kick off but the game became known as Ronny Rosenthal’s match after the likeable Israeli international scored a stunning hat trick. Teddy Sheringham said afterwards that he should occupy the top three slots in the Goal of the Month contest.

While Ronny rightly deserved all the plaudits, he did overshadow an attacking display that was typical of our season – Anderton, Sheringham and Nick Barmby scored the other goals in a 6-2 win. Lovers of the game as a whole would also enjoy some comedy keeping from Bruce Grobbelaar on the last goal.

So was this the best memory from the mad season that was 1994/95 or are there finer moments that you can recall?

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