THIS pictorial pearl from the 1966 Good Friday game between Saints and Wigan - which doubled as Alex Murphy's benefit game - captures the players collecting money at half-time at a packed Knowsley Road.

The players didn't have a half-time as such...they spent it going round collecting coins thrown from the crowd.

Some of of the players went into the crowd itself - including Wigan wing Billy Boston.

The attendance was a mammoth 28,953 and as a result of crowd congestion at the Edington End, they later built a new entrance/exit from behind the Kop itself.

The crowd even spilled out on to the roofs of the stands and Pavilion.

The photographer even captures a young lad about to throw a coin on to the pitch! Different times indeed.

For the record Saints won this game 17-10 - and would go on to beat the Cherry and Whites again a month later at Wembley.