Jason Dodd
Saints kit 1995-96

Season 1995-96

League Record


Final position: 17th (league reduced to 20 teams)

P 38, W 9, D 11, L 18, F 34, A 52, Pts 38

Most Appearances: Jason Dodd & Neil Shipperley 37, Dave Beasant 36, Matt Le Tissier 34

Leading Goalscorers: Matt Le Tissier & Neil Shipperley 7, Jim Magilton & Gordon Watson 3

Biggest Win: 3-1 Manchester United (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 15,262 Manchester United

Cup Record

FA Cup: 6th Round 0-2 Manchester United (a) - Coca-Cola (League) Cup: 4th Round 1-2 Reading (a)

Season in Brief

Alan Ball left to become manager at Manchester City and Dave Merrington was promoted to the number one position. The only summer signing was Alan Neilson from Newcastle United. Barry Venison and Mark Walters signed in the autumn.

It was a season of constant struggle and even fewer goals than the nadir of Ian Branfoot's reign. Another 'great escape' was achieved with a draw on the final day at Wimbledon at the expense of Ball's Manchester City. The biggest highlight was winning 3-1 in the penultimate home match against Manchester United, in which the visitors changed from a grey strip to blue at half-time, claiming the grey made it difficult for team-mates to see each other.
Jason Dodd