A few Leeds United fans have been reflecting on the 1976/77 season on social media.
We had lifted the old Division One title in 1974 under Don Revie but suffered a slight decline in the years after, as Jimmy Armfield could only oversee ninth and fifth-placed finishes after replacing Brian Clough in the dugout at Elland Road.
The ’76/77 season would again, unfortunately, see league results slip, as we could only end the term tenth in the standings, although Armfield would see that we achieved our best FA Cup result since lifting the famous trophy in 1972.
Our road to the Semi-Finals saw the club beat Norwich City 5-2 in the Third Round, before scrapping through close games with Birmingham and Manchester City and beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Quarter Final, but Manchester United would end our journey with a 2-1 loss.
Allan Clarke had scored our only effort against the Red Devils to add to his cup goals against Norwich and Birmingham, while Joe Jordan would end the league campaign as our top scorer with 12 strikes to his name – a quarter of our league goals that season.
That year also saw the likes of Tony Currie, Paul Reaney, Frank and Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, Paul Madeley and Terry Yorath don the all-white kit as we achieved an average home league attendance of 31,176.
Where do we need to improve in January?
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reflected on the ’76/77 season…
A team of childhood heroes
— Phil Durdy (@durdy_phil) November 17, 2019
Top internationals all of them
— Andrew Stanley (@LufcAndrew) November 17, 2019
— Jonathan Doidge (@JonathanDoidge) November 17, 2019
Currie and Clarke! My two favourite Leeds players!
— Ian Blick (@IBlickster) November 17, 2019
Such a shame Tony joined just as the great side was being disbanded.
— Bobby Joyce (@bjlufc) November 17, 2019
Tony Currie, what a player.
— Mr Grimsdale (@RickiMarsh) November 17, 2019
Mamma mia! What a team and what a kit! ????????
— Alfredo Latini (@AlfredoLatini) November 17, 2019