If you'd turned the telly to Channel 5 last night, perhaps
hoping to see such prime time gems as Cowboy Builders, Ice Road Truckers
or the genre-defining Stansted: The Inside Story, you might have caught the end
of Liverpool's Europa League tie against Sparta Prague.
The first leg in the Czech Republic was, by most accounts,
one of the five or six worst games ever played. Last night was better, although
not by a great deal.
After 175 minutes of goalless tedium, Dirk Kuyt headed
in a corner - and Anfield went mad. It was a development that took Early Doors
by surprise. Not the goal (although