Northampton`s defeat of an albeit under strength Liverpool at Anfield in the Carling Cup, was an inspiration to us all. Fair play too to Notts County, who put up a spirited performance at Wolves before going down 4-2. County a pocket mirror of Liverpool, have seen Lincoln based businessman Ray True ride in and save them from ruin, and deserve any praise and paydays they can get.
Having carved out a fabulous Fulham finale, you have to feel Hodgson has come to the wrong club at the wrong time with what can only be described as a Pandora`s box of woe to come for a club clearly on the decline. Debts and ownership issues plus the lucrative Champions League omission are all starting to add up. Yes it is the dream job but it is also looking like a poisoned chalice.
But back to the Cobblers???
It all looked to be going well for the Reds when Jovanovic put them ahead in the ninth minute. However, the Cobblers hit back 10 minutes into the second half through Billy McKay before Michael Jacobs’ shocker in extra-time looked to have secured a giant killing before the Kops very eyes.
Ngog spared Liverpudlian reputations with 4 minutes on the clock, yet his and Eccleston`s missed spot-kicks, meant Abdul Osman ensured they payed the penalty. Roy Hodgson apologised for the defeat, yet you feel he as opposed to more deserving others; will be the one who will pay the ultimate price.
Back to the real world and a trip to the Gulls Saturday?. oh and the chance of a Cup upset of our own at Crewe next week then?