Ron Davies
Saints kit 1966-67

Season 1966-67

League Record

Football League Division One

Final position: 19th

P 42, W 14, D 6, L 22, F 74, A 92, Pts 34

Most Appearances: Jimmy Melia & Terry Paine 42, Martin Chivers 41 (+1sub), Ron Davies 41

Leading Goalscorers: Ron Davies 37, Martin Chivers 14, Terry Paine 11

Biggest Wins: 6-2 West Ham United (h) & Aston Villa (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 30,285 Tottenham Hotspur

Cup Record

FA Cup: 4th Round 0-1 Bristol City (a) - League Cup: 3rd Round Replay 1-2 AET Carlisle United (a)

Season in Brief

Ted Bates spent £55,000 to bring centre-forward Ron Davies from Norwich City. He was a Welsh international but had never played in the First Division so his transfer might have been considered a gamble. If there were any doubters they were swiftly silenced as Davies quickly became a Saints hero and legend. Including cup goals his tally of 43 was a major factor in keeping the side up.

Other key signings were goalkeeper Eric Martin and midfielder Hugh Fisher, both of whose arrival in March seemed to be the catalyst for five wins in the final eleven games.