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Britain's Bitterest


Part Sixteen - FA Cup Semi FInals

Mar 07 2012 07:55 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

When it comes to FA Cup semi-finals Liverpool have the upper hand against Everton, having beaten them three times – in 1950, 1971 and 1977, whilst the blues one win came in 1906, a year the Reds could content themselves with the league title instead....

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Part Fifteen - The Small Club

Mar 01 2007 02:04 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Everton celebrated getting a point in their 0-0 draw at Anfield in the same way we celebrated getting to the semi finals of the Champions League with the same result in 2005.  Afterwards a rightly frustrated Rafa Benitez referred to small clubs in...

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Part Fourteen - Groundshare

Feb 21 2007 07:41 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Finally they have got the message and started making plans to move to Kirkby. As Gillett and Hicks agreed to underwrite New Anfield for Liverpool’s sole use, Everton announced that they were off to Kirkby with Tescos. It brought to an end nearly...

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Part Thirteen - The return to Europe

Feb 15 2007 04:06 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

How we laughed when they were hammered in Bucharest. It brought to an abrupt end nearly a year of taunts, jibes and recriminations as Liverpool continually had to justify themselves and their right as champions of Europe to defend the trophy.When it be...

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Part Twelve - Wayne Rooney

Feb 07 2007 11:21 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

After nearly two years, Britain's Bitterest is finally drawing to a close.  It began, at the very beginning as I described how they took the turnstiles with them as they left Anfield after John Houlding raised the rent.  So what better way to...

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Part Eleven - Howard Kendall

Jan 14 2007 11:15 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Howard Kendall is not the first ex Blues manager to feature in Britain's bitterest. A previous issue showed how Joe Royle has been expressing his bitterness to us since 1985-6. But there are crucial differences between Royle and Kendall. Royle...

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Part Ten - Tommy Smith's DSS Claim

Nov 14 2006 11:10 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Tommy Smith is one of Liverpool's all time greats. Having joined from school, he made his debut in 1962-3 and eventually retired at the end of 1977-8. Only an unfortunate DIY incident when he dropped a pickaxe on his foot prevented him from wi...

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Part Nine - Big Fat Head

Sep 14 2006 11:00 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

The original idea of 'Britain's Bitterest’ was for just a small column type piece per issue running down one side of the page. But where Joe Royle’s involved that’s just not possible. Big Fat Head, as he’s commonly known...

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Part Eight - Peter Reid and the 1986 Double Bus tour

Jul 16 2006 11:45 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

In 1986 Red and Blue travelled to Wembley side by side on coaches and trains and there was no segregation inside the stadium. Even though Liverpool won the Double and Everton were left empty handed, everything remained friendly and the occasion was a h...

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Part Seven - Clive Thomas

May 14 2006 11:44 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Evertonians first showed anger at refereeing decisions when they lost the 1893 Liverpool Senior Cup Final, causing the local FA not to present the trophy for fear of a riot. They eventually found it in them to forget that incident but they will never,...

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Part Six - UEFA's One Club per City Rule

Mar 14 2006 11:42 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

We've all heard Evertonians moan and moan about how we stopped them winning the European Cup in the late 1980s. But that's not the only occasion that the Blues have had reason to blame Liverpool for their lack of European success.  Back in...

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Part Five - The 'Team of the Sixties'

Jan 14 2006 11:40 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

History shows that most decades are synonymous with one football team that dominated. For instance Liverpool ruled in the 70s and 80s, Manchester United in the 90s and Wolves in the 50s. But the 60s was very much an open decade, with a number of teams...

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Part Four - The Missing 1964 Championship Trophy

Nov 15 2005 06:27 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

If Liverpool go into the final Saturday of this season with a chance of winning the title, you can be sure that Sky TV will have a helicopter positioned somewhere equidistant from Merseyside, Manchester and London with the trophy ready to be flown to t...

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Part Three - Kaiser Bill and Hitler

Sep 15 2005 09:51 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Everton were league champions in 1915 and 1939 and in both cases football was suspended soon afterwards due to the 1st and 2nd World Wars. On both occasions, Everton failed to pick up where they left off and had some seasons of mediocrity, while Liverp...

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Part Two - Chickening out of the first meeting with the Reds

Jul 18 2005 10:16 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

The first example of blues being scared of Liverpool came in the 1893 Liverpool Senior Cup final. It was also the time that their paranoia about referees favouring us started and all this happened before we had even been elected to the Football League....

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Part One - The Leaving of Anfield

May 17 2005 10:11 PM | tlw content in Britain's Bitterest

Evertonians bitterness to all things Liverpudlian started before our great club even existed.  Prior to founding Liverpool, John Houlding was a major financial player in the running of Everton and acted as letting agent for Anfield, which they ren...

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