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  1. 38 points
    I had a real dilemma today. My Dad’s funeral is this Friday. I live in New Jersey and can’t be back home for it. I ordered flowers this morning. LFC. He loved the club, Keegan, Toshack, Dalglish, Rush, Robbie, El Toro, Suarez, Mo, Bobby and Mane. Even though he just passed before this Super-League nonsense, I’m not sure how he would have felt about it all. I decided to proceed notwithstanding. I almost cancelled them. But no. Because we love this club, what it really stands for, below all the corporate bullshit. He loved beans on his fry-up, (yep). He loved LFC. Even though we are a couple of wools, (South Wales), he loved LFC and his heart flowed when we got #19. Anyhow, I’m rambling. Common sense I think has prevailed. YNWA. (Even you no-beans fascists)!
  2. 23 points
    First day back in work today after 2 months off with it, ruined me physically and mentally but i'm over the worst now fingers crossed.
  3. 22 points
    Milan ultras, Curva Sud, with a powerful message: “Football did belong to the people until the 90s, when Champions League was born, destroying the old European Cup. From that moment, an unbreachable chasm has been created between the big and small clubs" “Football did belong to the people even when nobody lifted a finger to stop the increase of ticket prices that was imposed by some Presidents". “Football did belong to the people even when nobody stepped in to stop the rise of the super agents, who took player salaries to astronomical figures, which could only be sustained with TV rights, the same TV companies that imposed increasingly chaotic fixture lists" “Football did belong to the people even when rules were imposed to stop any rapport between the players and the fans.” “Football did belong to the people even when Supercoppa Finals were played on other continents or the dates of some games were changed a few days before kick-off, damaging those fans who had booked trains or planes to get to the stadium.” “Football did belong to the people even when some clubs were allowed to circumvent Financial Fair Play, while others with less influential Presidents were penalised.” “Football did belong to the people even when the World Cup was forced to Qatar in 2022, despite moving the entire calendar and disregarding human rights violations.” “The Super League is just the latest disgusting step, but those who took football to this point are no less grotesque, so save us these ludicrous performances of rhetoric and morality.” “Now that the money is running out, feel free to fight it out between yourselves, but don’t you dare name the fans. PIGS!”
  4. 18 points
  5. 16 points
    Glad that whole farce failed but what are we going back to? FIFA corruption. ‘Slave workers’ building stadiums for a World Cup in Qatar. UEFA Giving tiny ticket allocations to teams in their finals. Televised matches only on (Multiple different) costly subscription platforms. The youth being priced out of ticket sales. The elitist breakaway PL. Rich club domination. Corporate hospitality. £300K per week salaries. All this while dads and mums pick up dogs shit, broken glass and needles on parks so their kids can have a match on a Saturday. Bollocks to the narrative that we have got the beautiful game back. That ship sailed long ago and will continue to gradually get further and further away.
  6. 16 points
    Much as I didn't have a lot of time for the DoE, his medals include the Greek War Cross Of Honour, awarded for his bravery in the Battle of Cape Matapan against the Italian Navy in 1941. Aged just 19, he operated the searchlights against the Italians during a bloody gun battle in which he said later 'all hell broke loose', and he was Mentioned in Despatches for his courage. Not his fault I know but about 7 of his 17 medals are commemorative ones, but unlike his dick of a son he actually earned the others. Apparently he would have risen quite high in the rank of the navy all by himself had he not had to cut his career short when Elizabeth became queen. It reminded me of my grandfather who was killed protecting Liverpool during the second world war, killed in action whilst operating the searchlights during a raid on the city. He has a war grave in Toxteth Park Cemetery which now the rules are relaxed mean I can lay some flowers on the grave.
  7. 15 points
  8. 14 points
    End the perennial debates over Liverpool FC’s greatest ever captain. We’re living through the reality. Jordan Henderson is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. I don’t think a case can be made otherwise. Not anymore. Not after the past week. In rallying his teammates to unequivocally speak truth to power on behalf of players and supporters, he was the lone captain of a Big Six club who had the courage to put his head above the parapet. He was the only one to feel the responsibility and act on it. Responsibility. It’s a massive word when it comes to a Liverpool captain, isn’t it? Our current skipper hasn’t shirked that weight once, on or off the field. No disrespect to any of the greats who’ve worn the armband, but none have risen to the leadership responsibility as well, in as many tough circumstances. “Our commitment to the football club and its supporters is unconditional,” he and the players wrote on Tuesday afternoon. I’m not sure who was responsible for wording of the refreshingly terse statement – you sense James might have had a hand in it – but that line was understated genius. In mentioning the unconditional commitment to the football club, it made a huge distinction. John Henry and FSG are not the football club. Klopp made the same allusion in Leeds on Monday. The Club, eh? I’ve done a lot of thinking over the last couple of days about that very notion, perhaps trying to compartmentalise my continued support as the football world piled-in on the ‘seditious six’ and made us all feel the pure shame the owners clearly didn’t. So what is The Club?. It’s the great players and managers we’ve all enjoyed. It’s the rubbish ones too. It’s the people who work at the place and keep it ticking over. It’s the memories we’ve made, the strangers we’ve embraced as family. To me, it’s my 23 year-association with The Liverpool Way and the unbreakable lifelong bonds I’ve made through it. It’s Jordan fucking Henderson. And for all of those things I’m grateful and still really proud. Regardless of their private feelings on the matter as it unfolded, Maguire, Fernandinho and Azpilicueta all waited for it to fall apart before commenting publicly. Aubameyang deactivated his Twitter account. Fair enough. He was annoyed the fight against racism wasn’t receiving as much energy, which is a great point in itself and one that needs following-up on. Those clubs had other players who distinguished themselves. Good eggs like De Bruyne, Bellerin and Rashford (obviously), for example. Harry Kane, though? The Spurs and England captain? When a number of his squad mates had been threatened with never playing for their country again, his response was radio silence. I don’t want to turn this ode to Jordan into a hit piece, but Jesus Christ! The fact he’s still preferred by Southgate is an awful reflection on the England coach. Speaking of establishment tories, Henderson’s actions came less than a year after a direct response to a government imploring that footballers to ‘do their bit’. We all knew that was a preposterous deflection from its own failings. Footballers like Jordan were already supporting the food banks only necessary because of tory austerity and cruelty. Still, Henderson mobilised the other captains to provide millions in Covid relief. He’s not just our captain, he’s the captain’s captain. Tell me you saw that happening when the deathly shy and gawky kid from Sunderland showed up on the right wing in 2011? Roy Keane isn’t right about much, but he was right about Jordan. Never write that kid off. It’s one of the greatest privileges of 30-odd years watching the reds, seeing him become what he is today; chest out, chin-up, leading from the front in so many ways. Adam Lallana might be his best mate (and biggest fan!), but he’s right too: "He's proved on countless occasions that he leads all the captains and the football club.” The captain’s captain made us proud when there was little reason for it flying around the game. It also speaks volumes that the statement published on Tuesday perforated a takeover of his social media accounts by a cyber bullying charity. While others spoke of ‘boycotts’ (i.e. not publishing pictures of themselves in flash clobber for a couple of days), Henderson was smart and responsible (there’s that word again) enough to know his following could be channelled in a positive manner. He’s not the only Liverpool captain to face such awful times, of course. Phil Neal in 1985 and Alan Hansen in 1989 both presided over unspeakable tragedies and loss of life. Jockey, of course, handled the ensuing years much better than his predecessor. Then I think back to ‘Mr Youth Development’ Brendan Rodgers trying to trade him in for Clint Dempsey because he had ‘wee Joe Allen’ instead. Just imagine if he didn’t have the mental fortitude to say “no”. Unthinkable. When another ex-skipper felt he wasn’t getting enough love from the manager, he sought out a club not too far from Fulham, at the height of what was a cultural rivalry as much as a football one. But then we don’t talk about that anymore. Henderson staying at Liverpool is an incredibly big turning point in the modern history of the club. Without him, I don’t believe the last 3-4 years of success happens. If he isn’t as important as Klopp, he’s a close second. The esteem in which he’s held by his teammates shows that. Just stepping up to that mantle set by his predecessor – a born and bred Liverpudlian, a better footballer, a bona fide miracle worker between the lines – was a herculean task. Gerrard was a born genius and Henderson didn’t have that going for him either. Not only has Jordan assumed Gerrard’s role, he has now eclipsed him. I haven’t talked football at all during this piece, because it almost seems secondary. But when it’s all said and done, my abiding memory of Jordan and this entire era, isn’t lifting of the Title or the European Cup, which we’ll now continue to compete for. Thanks, in part, to his efforts. It’ll be Alisson sprinting past his exhausted captain in the 95th minute to celebrate with Mo at the Kop end. He’d given everything that day, just like always, and continues to do so, seeking none of the acclaim for himself. Well, here’s some acclaim: Here’s to you, Jordan Henderson. Liverpool Football Club’s greatest ever captain. Chris Smith View full article
  9. 14 points
  10. 14 points
    Had to laugh at David Bernstein on the news this morning: "some of these clubs have been badly managed and have overspent these last few years, and are in catastrophic debt." Yeah, trying to keep up with the spending of the petroclubs mate, and you don't have anything to do with the arrival of them, do you? "The beauty of football is that my club, Manchester City, could go from playing Gillingham to where we are now." A fucking fairy story mate, I'm welling up here. The fucking brass neck of a fella who brokered the arrival of unlimited wealth concentrated into one club complaining about a scheme that'll concentrate massive wealth in the hands of 15-20 clubs is off the fucking charts.
  11. 14 points
    My mum’s still pretty sick, but thankfully doesn’t seem to be getting any worse. I guess we’ll never know for sure, but I dread to think how this might have played out if she hadn’t had her first vaccine. I knew this already, but now I really know (if that makes any sense), this is one fucker of an illness if it properly takes hold.
  12. 14 points
  13. 13 points
    I've not found that to be honest. I think a lot of people like the city, especially people who are in to music and feel an affinity with the people when they visit, foreign people especially and people from England who're secure and happy enough in themselves that they don't have to make themselves feel better by trying to degrade others. A lot of morons slag scousers off though the way they would, say, gypsies or people on benefits, it's kind of a low hanging fruit that you won't get much grief for (unlike being racist, or sexist these days). These people tend to not themselves be the best examples of humanity, much like the type of people who sit there on the couch with their tramp stamp tattoos and B&M furniture watching shows about gypsy weddings on Channel 5 and having a right old laugh. The mancs are a great example of this, talking about council houses and slums when vast swathes of the place are the absolute arsehole of Western Europe and have been for decades. But hey, when you're shit - calling someone else shit makes you feel less shit, or something. I also don't think the idea that we're perceived as entitled or bleating too is widely believed either, I honestly don't, I think the hatred for Liverpool FC goes hand in hand with the above lazy stereotypes about the city itself, espoused by people who feel bad about their lives (modern footy fans aren't always the most urbane or well-adjusted of folks, you only have to look at how we've gone backwards 30 years in the racism stakes to know that) this has been amplified by jealousy about our recent success. Also, a lot of these folks don't like the idea that they can't compete in terms of how we're perceived as a fanbase globally. We're well respected and liked by fans of many other great clubs, many of whom sing our songs - so if we really were perceived as self-entitled, I don't think that would be the case. This is in contrast to the Mancs, who tend to get their heads kicked in when they go abroad. Also, all the stuff about great European nights, people like Wenger and Shearer sat there open mouthed at the noise from the crowd, if you're from a club that can't even sell all its seats like City, or a club like Chelsea with placky flags, that's got to cut deep - whether you admit it or not. The fact anti-scouse and anti LFC sentiment go hand in hand is why I think your average Evertonian is a special kind of slag, especially with some of the songs they sing and the way the likes of Rooney used to lap it up when they were at the Mancs. They're basically slagging themselves off, and their so-called own city, families, friends and history. I don't mind being hated by people from other parts of England though, as generally speaking, I hate them too. I get bought pints by people in Vegas when they hear my accent because they claim to be descended from the Welsh - which is 'near Liverpool', so the opinions of some fat, thick slob from Hull who wears Lonsdale trainers and feeds his kids battered sausage for breakfast trouble me not.
  14. 13 points
    Man U fanzines and podcasts all over the shop tweeting stuff about 'don't forget where you come from' etc. Am I losing my motherfucking mind here? The club that rebranded itself by taking 'football club' out of its crest to sell more mugs and used to have entire catalogue pages in the Great Universal devoted to Paul McGrath figurines? A club which pioneered the idea of third kits so they could make more bank off parents. Meanwhile I've got to contend with property tycoon Gary Neville, bankrolled by the breakaway Premier League since he was a teenager, working for the company that - thanks to its pay per view and paid for model - means I only get to see televised footy matches through the window of my uncle's house, and for which I'm still paying back Cash Converters for the money they lent me to watch the Tyson/Bruno fight. Virtue signaling has officially come to the world of football. The whole world has simple gone, in-sane.
  15. 13 points
    This is a shit idea and you are a twat.
  16. 13 points
    Bollocks, my mum has tested positive. She’s had her first jab so hopefully that will help but she’s 74 and has Parkinson’s so not ideal. Seems ok at the moment though, so hopefully she stays that way.
  17. 13 points
  18. 12 points
    Really? I must have missed Fulham getting to the quarter final of the Champion’s League and pushing City all the way in the title race. The little clubs have been prioritising getting in the money leagues and fielding shit teams in cups for years. The little clubs are no different - they’re just trying to put their noses in different troughs. Truth be told I don’t want this, but I’ve just about had my fill of being called a Scouse murderer, wall pusher, and cunts insinuating we killed our own fans at Hillsborough. Even by people sharing the same city. And even though we’re the first to supply other club’s food bank collections when they need it. So if it was pushed through and these fuckers withered and died, I’d have little sympathy. And I’ll be fucked if I’m going to be lectured to by hypocritical twats like Sky and Gary Neville.
  19. 12 points
    I've just watched klopp talking about how he's responsible for the club's relationship with the fans (while being questioned about ESL) and how he will try to sort it somehow..you can hear the passion in his voice. We're truly lucky to have this man running our club. He's a real football man - he's defended us tonight and let that twat Neville have it. He's defended his players. All while not defending the actions of the owners. I dread the day klopp has had enough and wants to move on, but he's genuinely a light in the darkness of self interest in modern football. I feel at the end of my line in football and hear this man talk, and he reminds me of what it's all about.
  20. 12 points
    This shit show wouldn't have been necessary if FFP had been enforced properly. Did UEFA and the Prem really expect the established clubs whose fan bases generate most of the cash which fuels the whole filthy business to sit back while oil states and oligarchs waltz in and sweep up the prizes? FSG are on record saying how important a factor FFP was in their decision to buy the club and now a few years later they're expected to compete with sport-washing countries and money launderers.
  21. 12 points
    Look's like Prince Phil has gone for the 3-2-2 formation. Youth and height at the back; Princess Anne as the Fox in the box; A nonce in the hole next to a relative unknown and the experience of Prince Chuck partnering sis up top. He could pull this off!
  22. 11 points
    Call this morning to say a teacher in my daughters class has tested positive (all the teachers have been vaccinated so she should be ok) and she’s got to isolate until a week Monday. Third time she’s had to isolate since September. The wife is in work so I had a nice day off to myself planned which has gone up in smoke. On the plus side I’ve got a helper to help me sand down this bench and paint it.
  23. 10 points
    Have to laugh about Gary Neville and Sky using fans as a leverage to how bad this is for football when only in 2019 we had to play Leicester away on Boxing Day for an 8pm kick off or playing Man City at 17.30 on New Years Eve in 2016 They’ve never ever given a shite about fans and never will, this Super league will probably never happen but after the way rival fans thought it was hilarious how we might miss out on a title last season thanks to a killer pandemic then fuck em, I’m not arsed one way or the other
  24. 10 points
    Got sent this today, pans out the story is about 10 moths old, heartwarming more than funny, but well worth a share I reckon.
  25. 10 points
    Went to see our 4 day old grandson for the first time the other day. I thought the ol girl would be in floods of tears. Instead it was me, silly old fart!



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