Never Outfox a Fox
DAVID Fox is not one of the world’s most prolific tweeters...
...but the Argyle midfielder could not resist a little hashtag after the Pilgrims booked this weekend’s FA Cup tie at Anfield by slogging through the Rodney Parade mud to beat Newport: #unbeatenthere.
Like the animal whose name he bears, the pronouncement was not without an element of slyness. Foxy has indeed never tasted defeat at Liverpool’s iconic stadium. However, he has played there only once.
That was back in October 2011, when a goal from Grant Holt earned Norwich City a 1-1 Barclay’s Premier League draw against a Liverpool side that included Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Luis Suarez.
David said: “It was a great day, the best atmosphere I have come across – Liverpool fans are so vocal – and it was a night game under the lights, which made it tastier. We were lucky enough to get a result and it was one of a few games that you look back on and are really fond of.”
At 33, Foxy is the oldest outfield player in this season’s Argyle squad, but he does not feel that his extra experience – of the top flight and football generally – makes him a guru on all things Anfield.
“I’ll speak to the boys, I expect,” he said, “but they’re not daft – they know what to expect. We played West Brom in pre-season – they are Premier League outfit who have got quick, strong players – and we did alright there.
“There are a few lads that played at Wembley last year in the play-off final; there are a few that have had good careers. I’m sure no-one will be daunted by it.
“There’s no pressure on us, at the end of the day. We’ve got a huge following backing us, and we’re going to enjoy it.”