Thanks / No Thanks: Northampton Town


No Thanks: Ryan Amoo


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Will Grigg catches fire, Sunderland pay £4m for him. Ryan Amoo catches fire and immediately someone puts it out and we hardly hear from him again. Such is life.

In his early Imps days he actually looked a half decent player. He had a big role in Deehan and Schofield’s exciting side of late 2006, but following his two-goal salvo against Peterborough his form dropped off the side of a cliff. He looked lightweight and at times uninterested.

Still, the management team liked him and he somehow kept getting games, right up until the end of Schofield’s reign. Once Jacko came in he decided he didn’t fancy him one bit, something I agreed with him on. I rarely agreed with Peter Jackson so that tells you everything you need to know about Amoo.

He played 63 times for Lincoln, with only one of those games memorable at all.

The connection? Before the Imps he’d played a handful of games for the Cobblers, but drifted into non league. Aside from one December afternoon, as far as I’m concerned. He could have stayed there.



  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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