A Season to Remember – 1976/7
Ol' Big Ears for the First Time, and So Close to a Treble
Younger LFC fans, those who’ve had to endure Man Utd’s 1999 treble being force-fed down their gullets like foie gras geese, may not be aware just how close we came to achieving that same treble in 1977. And in a gruesomely savage turn of the universal grinding wheel, it was Utd who prevented us from doing it by beating us in the FA Cup Final.
But that doesn’t detract from what to me is still the most exhilarating, sheer damned exciting season in my lifetime, the one all others should be judged against. Even that dreadful FA Cup Final anti-climax against THEM of all teams was followed just four days later by what is still arguably the most significant, monumentally defining single football match in the club’s entire history.
We entered the season as champions and UEFA Cup holders. Paisley had had to wait for his second season to start putting notches on his bedpost to mark the trophies he’d won. He’d soon need a new bedpost.
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