Thanks / No Thanks: Northampton Town

We took a brief hiatus for the last game, mainly due to me being very short of time indeed.

That has sadly been the case this month as I was due to bring you some articles round the FSF and Kick It Out presence at tomorrow’s game. Alas, I can only write one article at a time and sometimes I struggle to deliver the content I want.

Tomorrow we host Northampton Town once more, a side we’ve already had at the Bank, a side we’ve already beaten twice this season. Very rarely does a side lose three times to one club in a single campaign so we have to be right on our game tomorrow to put one over on the old enemy.

I say ‘old enemy’ because I recall Northampton from my first ever season as a Lincoln City fan. They were flying high, winning the Fourth Division while we crumbled and died. it is there I give them the first thank you, and no thank you, rolled into one.




  1. Richard Butcher, followed by Dick Krzywicki who I remember scored a cracking goal against Northampton in 1976 in front of over 13,000 at SB. All about opinions but rated Dixie McNeil above all those ,signed in 1972 from Northampton, part of a double signing in January with Tom Spencer from Workington.

    • Remember when they both made their debuts against York both very good players but I think we lost that game 4-5 yes that is the correct score good to watch it though.

      • Er – Dixie McNeil and Tom Spencer both made their debuts (and both scored) in a 4-1 win over Brentford in January 1972. The 4-5 home defeat to York was towards the end of the previous season when John Ward scored his first goal for the club in his second game. The first half was good to watch (4-4 at the break)!

  2. Yes John agreed Dixie, though injury prone was more of a fans favourite at the time if I remember correctly.

  3. We missed promotion in the 74/75 season on goal average. If goal difference had been used back then Lincoln would have been promoted not Chester but then we would have missed the record breaking season that followed!

  4. Dick Krzywicki had only been on loan at Northampton from Huddersfield. I’d also agree about Dixie McNeil being more to thank Northampton for.

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