24 years ago today "Rush, Barnes, Rush...Collymore!" in FF - Football Forum Posted yesterday, 15:41:31 · Report reply I think that the 1995/96 season was Fowler's best year. He was absolutely brilliant for us, and both Collymore and McManaman were excellent too for the most part, so the 3 of them in attack made us lethal. We still had a tendency to drop stupid points at times, but to me it seemed as though that was the first time since we'd last won the league where we had a consistent spell and a long unbeaten run. And it came after a month bookended by defeats to Newcastle, losing the derby at Anfield for the first time in ages, and getting knocked out of Europe by Brondby. Collymore proved to be a problem behind the scenes as his 2-year stint went on, but the biggest disappointment was that the players simply didn't turn up for the cup final. Unless you count the white Armani suits. Man Utd were shit that day, but we were even worse. I can't even recall us having a chance, and we'd dicked them in the league that season. That was the first time I felt truly gutted after a defeat. Not even the 1989 anticlimax hit that hard.