IT was the decade that fashion forgot. But the 80s was certainly full of football talking points.

Characters like the late great Diego Maradona, Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit and Michel Platini graced the stage. But, thanks to Hillsborough, Heysel and hooliganism, crowds were at an all time low especially in England.

Saints started the decade by signing world footballer of the year Kevin Keegan.

Some of these players still seem to have been copying his hair cut while turning out for teams in Southampton and across Hampshire as the decade drew to a close.

Do you recognise anyone in these line ups from local football teams back in 1989?

We've dug into the Echo archive from 31 years ago to feature Sholing, West End, Hedge End and Eastleigh Spartans.