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    Paul McCartney - greatest living Liverpudlian

    George was at his most Scouse when the thing that made him crack was the fact that he'd discovered she was nicking his biccies: In his book, Here, There and Everywhere, Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick wrote: “I noticed that something down in the studio had caught George Harrison’s attention. After a moment or two he began staring bug-eyed out the control room window…Yoko had gotten out of bed and was slowly padding across the studio floor, finally coming to a stop at Harrison’s Leslie cabinet, which had a packet of McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits on top. “Idly, she began opening the packet and delicately removed a single biscuit. Just as the morsel reached her mouth, Harrison could contain himself no longer. ‘THAT BITCH!'”.
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    Paul McCartney - greatest living Liverpudlian

    There's an interview he did with a Canadian media crew in 69 - he has to break off to throw up during it. He was in a very bad way.
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    Paul McCartney - greatest living Liverpudlian

    Lennon would actually still be proposing ways to stay together after they did their last recordings. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/11/the-beatles-break-up-mark-lewisohn-abbey-road-hornsey-road When Harrison left his immediate reaction was to suggest bringing Clapton in. But he always had long periods of writer's block, and laziness, in between bouts of creativity. If it wasn't McCartney it was Yoko - he needed pushing. Harrison gets the most romanticised treatment IMHO. He had quite a few songs for his first solo album more because he was so slow at working them up rather than any supposed resistance to his input (The Beatles worked on All Things Must Pass fo ages and he still didn't know what to do to it), and after that, was his output that impressive? 'Gone Troppo,' anyone? Every journalist looking to make an 'interesting' critical claim will always hype up George's work - whilst probably having few of his records in their collection.
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    Mohamed Salah

    The romanticisation of Courtois is rapidly becoming an all-purpose fatalistic soporific to slip into everyone's beer. We've consistently fallen far short in finals of our usual standards in terms of creating and finishing chances. That's a practical problem to which we need to respond, rather than passively accepting the problem of good defending.
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    Paul McCartney - greatest living Liverpudlian

    It's nice now that he finally seems to be getting the respect and affection he deserves from people in his own country. Elton John, for example, would behave disgracefully, treating others like his inferiors, calling women the c-word, acting like a spoilt brat, and he'd get a far easier ride than McCartney, who behaves as 'normally' as possible given his fame and seemed to actually get sneered at for not being an arrogant tit.
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    Paul McCartney - greatest living Liverpudlian

    In popular culture, only Brian Wilson is close to McCartney in terms of musical genius. At his peak he was ridiculously inspired and prodigious. I've always been a massive Lennon fan, but in strictly musical terms McCartney was out on is own - his range, his versatility, his technical levels. He can play just about any instrument - he plays the drums on 'Dear Prudence,' 'Back in the USSR,' ‘Martha My Dear’ and ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko.’ He plays lead guitar on numerous songs, including 'Taxman'. Unlike the others, he could go into a studio with a clear sense of every aspect of a new song, and he led the way in terms of musical experimentation. The talent is absolutely incredible. On top of that, I can't think of anyone who coped better with such fame. He's essentially a really decent man.
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    Takumi Minamino

    They're certainly not being really ethical. It's deeply offensive they're getting away with all of this.
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    Shankly

    Peter Thompson and Roger Hunt: I would have loved to have seen those two play.
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    Our midfield

    The good thing about chess is that none of your pieces get injured or just wander off. 'Your knight's just buggered off'. 'Yeah, shame, that. There's a gorgeous one hand-carved out of Kowamura Bud Rosewood that's going on sale next year - I'll wait for that one'.
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    Shankly

    When he retired, he was just 60 - only 5 years older than Klopp is now - but he looked ancient. He'd had a hard life.
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    Summer 2022 Transfer Thread

    You want to burn it in instalments, but leave enough to pass on to someone else, with a burn-on clause just in case they get pissed off with him too.
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    Summer 2022 Transfer Thread

    It's 2022 folks.
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    Sadio Mane

    That's where you should have stopped. Just grow up.
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    Sadio Mane

    Barnes deffo.
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    Sadio Mane

    Keegan left and he wasn't on the wane and we didn't look better off without him that summer. But that worked out okay. Whether Mane is or isn't on the wane is irrelevant. The key thing is how good Diaz and Nunez tun out to be.
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    Sadio Mane

    I think winning afcon had a huge impact. The adulation boosted his ego. He's a legend but that's for his retirement. Now we might be playing against him and it's all about LFC.
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    Summer 2022 Transfer Thread

    I don't mind us 'freeing up' a space so long as we fill it. Otherwise it's like finding that you've lost a 20 quid note and comforting yourself that it's freed up a space in your pocket.
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    Sadio Mane

    Where's he live? Didn't look like Formby. Did they travel over to film the interview? They could have done it over zoom.
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    Sadio Mane

    Saying you're glad you're now at a club that's really competitive is either disrespectful or fucking stupid, one or the other, as I'm sure you already know. This isn't the 1980s, when you could chat to one audience and say something different to another and assume neither would be the wiser. People in their 20s or 30s surely don't need having that explained. To be classy these days necessitates being aware of how and where your comments are consumed.
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    Takumi Minamino

    If he wanted to go then he deserved to be let go, but it's a pity he's gone. We're refreshing the squad well but, as Brendan said in one of his rare moments of non-vacuity, the process is like trying to refit a plane in mid-air. It goes against policy but we could do with a shrewd short term signing, because, although we do have good attacking talents coming through, and their pathway should not be blocked, IMHO most of them are about a year or so from being ready to figure regularly in the squad as serious game changers rather than just apprentices. We've gone from eight to five in a month - that's just not the way to move on 'even stronger' from a long and gruelling battle with City. Yes, 'Carvalho can play there' - he's already being used multiple times to excuse any shortages in the squad - where next, reserve keeper?? For one thing, he's not the finished product, and for another, he can't plug ALL the gaps. He can only play in one place at a time! He deserves to be encouraged to develop fairly naturally without being used as some all-purpose hole bunger-upper. You do that to young players too often and they end up as Øyvind Leonhardsen. Kaide Gordon looks like he might step up, but he's still got to do the basics and get stronger and smarter. There's also Bobby Clark and one or two others, but this is surely not their year. There's just a frustrating gap between the main strikers we have left and the young pretenders. Bringing in another experienced player on a short-tem deal wouldn't harm those youngsters, it would help them. They shouldn't have too much pressure too soon.
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    Sadio Mane

    Fuck off with your 'calm down'. It was a gratuitously disrespectful comment about a club that gave him at least as much as he gave it.
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