LUFC: Images of 1987/88

Following the drama of 1986/87 came the relatively unremarkable 1987/88 season; a 7th place finish, 6 points short of a play-off position that never quite seemed in reach…

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Glynn Snodin leading the pack, back in the day when players had sponsored cars...

Glynn Snodin leading the pack, back in the day when players had sponsored cars…

New season, same kit...it did happen!

New season, same kit…it did happen!

September sensation, Ken DeMange. Debut goal versus Manchester City...6 months and 14 games later he was sold to Hull City

September sensation, Ken DeMange. Debut goal versus Manchester City…6 months and 14 games later he was sold to Hull City

...And a rather more enduring debutant. An 18 year-old David Batty made his league debut  in a 4-2 victory against Swindon in November.

…And a rather more enduring debutant. An 18 year-old David Batty was to make his league debut in a 4-2 victory against Swindon in November.

Also making his league bow in November following a £350,000 move from Derby County was Bobby Davison

Also making his league bow in November following a £350,000 move from Derby County was Bobby Davison

Some surviving faces of 1986/87: Micky Adams...

Some surviving faces of 1986/87: Micky Adams…

John Pearson: This was the season HE scored a hat-trick. The 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, possibly the highlight of the season at Elland Road

John Pearson: This was the season HE scored a hat-trick. The 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, possibly the highlight of the season at Elland Road

Mervyn Day: Rocking the Richard Gere look before Richard Gere...

Mervyn Day: Rocking the Richard Gere look before Richard Gere…

Jack Ashurst - looked 50...and that probably flattered him when you saw him run

Jack Ashurst – looked 50…and that probably flattered him when you saw him run

Shez: Still very much THE icon on the pitch...

Shez: In pre-season action and still very much THE icon on the pitch…

...and the fashion leader off it.

…and the fashion leader off it.

Shez in action against a Villa side that beat us in the cup and league at Elland Road.

Shez in action against a Villa side that beat us in the cup and league at Elland Road.

Festive greetings from Elland Road being led By John Sheridan and Gary Williams

Festive greetings from Elland Road being led By John Sheridan and Gary Williams

David Batty, once in the side, never out...

David Batty, once in the side, never out…

...and still every bit as pivotal, Ian Baird

…and still every bit as pivotal, Ian Baird

Glynn Snodin, left back, utility man, number one advocate of the 'Leeds Salute'...

Glynn Snodin, left back, utility man, number one advocate of the ‘Leeds Salute’…

Mark Aizlewood, to be later remembered in for an altogether different gesture in May 1989...

Mark Aizlewood, to be later remembered in for an altogether different gesture in May 1989…

Here Aizlewood puts himself to more effective use as he accepts Elland Raod's first ever fax machine (quite possibly still in use today).

Here Aizlewood, alongside Micky Adams, puts himself to more effective use as he accepts Elland Road’s first ever fax machine (quite possibly still in use today).

Stalwart of the 80s, physio Alan Sutton...with hair (of sorts).

Stalwart of the 80s, physio Alan Sutton…with hair (of sorts).

Ian Rush and Michel Platini were amongst a stellar line-up at Elland Road for the joint John Charles and Bobby Collins testimonial game that took place against reign league champions, Everton

Ian Rush and Michel Platini were amongst a stellar line-up at Elland Road for the joint John Charles and Bobby Collins testimonial game that took place against reigning league champions, Everton

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