At last! Southern teams managed to grab more than their fair share of the the FA Cup limelight.
Apart from Leeds in 1972; Sunderland in 1973; Liverpool in 1974 and Manchester United in 1977 the other six winners in the seventies were all southern. Two wins each for Arsenal and West Ham plus the two surprises sprung by Southampton (1976) and Ipswich Town (1978).
The best final of the decade, 1979's between Arsenal and Manchester United, was perhaps the most exhilarating since 1953.