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WITH all the euphoria surrounding Town’s forthcoming FA Cup tie with the mighty Liverpool, manager Kevin Blackwell has been at pains to keep everybody’s minds focused on vital league matches. After successfuly drumming home the message to the players, he’s now trying to keep the fans’ feet on the ground. Our photographer caught him trying to “calm down, calm down” the supporters who are dreaming of a repeat of the epic third round game of two years ago against the Merseysiders.
On a roll with cutting costs
AFTER enduring a nightmare time at the Kenny, Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt’s humiliation was complete on the final whistle. While the rest of the players wanted to shake hands with the officials, Kuyt insisted on having a game of Paper, Stone, Scissors with referee Howard Webb. He lost, of course.
Erm... one of the players is off the pitch!
WE know they’re a mad lot, them Scousers, but crazy Jamie Carragher decided to do an ‘Irish pitch invasion’ on the final whistle. Instead of some of the crowd clambering on to the pitch as is traditional at the end of exciting matches, Jamie decided to do the opposite and jumped up into the stands to have a row with some fans.
Signed at the
WE expected a high profile televised cup tie to put our players in the shop window, but we didn’t expect the vultures to swoop seconds after the first game ended.
H-T Orange has been told by completely unreliable sources that as Rafael Benitez watched his Liverpool side being outplayed in the second half, he ordered the club’s lawyers to draw up the relevant papers so he could secure the services of Calvin Andrew and Dave Edwards as soon as the match was over.
He was so quick off the mark that the players were informed of their transfers within seconds of the final whistle and were decked out in Liverpool kit as they left the field.
Calvin is pictured breaking the news to strike partner Drew Talbot, while Dave Edwards thanks the fans for their support during his six months with Hatters (and you thought he’d signed to Wolves!).
Own goal will be taken lying down by defender
AFTER his calamitous own goal, Riise was so embarrassed he wanted the ground to open up and swallow him. He thought his dream was coming true when the grass began vanishing, then he realised it was simply that he had slid into a goalmouth mud bath. He’s pictured
here begging to be subbed to spare himself further embarrassment.
Just so bleeding unlucky
ORANGE discovered the reason Chris Coyne has had so many nose bleeds during his Hatters’ career following the final whistle against Liverpool. As Coynie trudged off against the Reds he crossed the half-way line and his nostrils started oozing the red stuff.
The Aussie often ventured into the opposition’s half for set-pieces over the years, but during the cut and thrust of the action we’d never realised it was the cause of the bleeding problem.