Whenever a club posts an old video of a wonder goal or celebratory moment, it tends to be warmly-received by fans.
On this occasion, Southampton seemed to make some supporters yearn for the past rather than reflect in a positive way.
Earlier today, the coastal club posted a video on Twitter of Shane Long’s goal against Liverpool that sent the Saints to the EFL Cup final.
The moment came from a swift and impressive counter-attack, which left the Reds licking their wounds.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 25, 2018
Southampton took on Manchester United in the final at Wembley, but they ended up on the losing side.
Getting to the showdown was an achievement, though, and those heroics seem a long time ago given the team’s current situation.
Under manager Mauricio Pellegrino, who was hired in the summer, the Saints sit in the relegation zone of the Premier League, one point from safety after 24 games.
Long has been lacking goalscoring form this season having netted just once in 17 top-flight outings.
Today’s throwback made some Southampton fans realise how far the club has fallen.
Is this a way of saying, wasn't it great under a different manager?
— Mark W Clark (@Coastguard) January 25, 2018
Amazing night at Anfield, and an incredible run by @simsjosh12 to lay it beautifully for @ShaneLong7 to bury!
We desperately need some more of this excitement and confidence within the squad at the moment. A few more goals and it’s a massively different season! #saintsfc #coyr
— Antony B-C (@antonybc) January 25, 2018
About all Long has done for us 🤣
— JT (@JoshTemple19) January 25, 2018
i hope we get to witness similar nights to that again very soon
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) January 25, 2018
Need Shane long to have that goal scoring form back
— Anthony (@saintant) January 25, 2018
Was that the last time he scored?
— Gav (@gavthegrump) January 25, 2018
2018 if only!!! Sad how we have changed to a struggling team fighting relegation
— Bruce Tomalin (@Bruceplanet) January 25, 2018
Wow attacking football! If only we could get that manager! Wait we did! Now we got Pellercrappo!!!! pic.twitter.com/9tY42NMX5o
— Happy Camper (@scott_riglar) January 25, 2018