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House of Dirk

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  1. 14 hours ago, Baltar said:

    I remember an interview of Peter back in the 90s in the old Liverpool club magazine and he said the one thing he would dearly love to see again is us winning the European Cup. I'm glad he got to see that twice more before he left us. RIP.

    Indeed. I remember that same article. At least he got 6 and 7 as well as number 20 in for good measure.


  2. https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/lfc-saddened-passing-peter-robinson

     

    Robinson was a pivotal behind-the-scenes figure at Anfield throughout a 35-year spell, which began shortly before the Reds’ first FA Cup triumph in 1965, when he joined as club secretary following jobs at Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Brighton & Hove Albion.

    In close and constructive partnership with chairman John Smith, he oversaw a modernisation of the club’s administrative operations with the objective of freeing managers to focus on their top priority: winning on the pitch.

    He and Smith were closely involved in player recruitment during an era when the Reds repeatedly achieved masterstrokes in the transfer market.

    And the pair drove forward improvements at Anfield, including a new Main Stand and floodlighting – under which so many special nights would unfold – in the early 1970s.

    It was a set-up that helped to deliver overwhelming success as Liverpool became a dominant force – and trophy-gathering machine – first at home and then on the continent.

     
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    Robinson provided invaluable support and built the infrastructure around all the managers he worked alongside, from Bill Shankly in his earliest days at the club to Gerard Houllier, with whom he was friends and key in bringing the Frenchman to the club in 1998.

    Peter had changed roles in 1992, taking up the position of chief executive amid a transformational period for the game – one in which he was particularly influential, sealing the first ever shirt sponsorship deal for the Reds and negotiating television rights deals. He was also instrumental in the construction of the club’s Academy base in Kirkby.

    Always preferring to avoid the spotlight, he was nevertheless one of the most respected and admired people in the sport.

    By the time of his departure in 2000, Liverpool had lifted 29 major trophies during his tenure, including 12 league championships and four European Cups.

    “I have had the opportunity to work away from Liverpool Football Club but I have certainly never had the desire,” he once said.

    Robinson passed away on Wednesday morning and the thoughts of everyone at Liverpool FC are with his family and friends at this difficult time

     

     

    Sad day RIP

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  3. On 16/01/2022 at 16:23, MegadriveMan said:

    If Karius actually cared about his football career he would have ripped up his contract in the summer and joined the biggest club that were prepared to offer him a crack at first team football. Instead he hangs around here like a bad smell, knowing full well that he is never going to play for us again.

     

    Not the first or last player here or anywhere to have done that.


  4. 15 hours ago, Barrington Womble said:

    yep, we will definitely find out soon - cases are through the roof today. 

    This could be down to the surge in people requesting tests as they have run out in most places, and more tests than normal being returned. Not trying to discount the impact of the new variant. I guess the number of tests will dip because of people not being able to get any and Christmas.


  5. On 10/11/2020 at 05:56, Kevin D said:

     

     

     

     

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    Captain silverlining’s legs have long gone but retains his place having graciously agreed a pay-as-you-play one year deal. His new partner at CB is Durango, a gimp for whom the descriptions Lard of the Rings, chaircrushing human greasegun, and PURE CUNT WITH LASHINGS OF FUCK OFF FAT BASTARD are regularly ascribed. His critics are less kind.

     

    A post I still cant read without gasping for air and deserves a place in the Hall of Fame thread in its own right.

     

    Whilst it's more descriptive rather than a direct insult,'chaircrushing human greasegun' , it is poetry that Keats and Wordsworth would have wanted to write.


  6. 1 hour ago, Harry Squatter said:

    Chelsea always get a lower league team at home in the first couple of rounds also. 

    They are obliged to draw the lowest ranked team at home in any competition they are in.

     

    Happens a lot with City too. Happily wanking off the series of league cup wins when they tonk Burton 10-0 on agg in the semi finals whilst we get drawn away to the Avengers early doors. 

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  7. 6 hours ago, Stickman said:

    I'm of the opposite view to Ally, I think Gerrard going to Villa first and how he fares there enhances any chance of him becoming Liverpool manager.

    We've been down the road of having a Liverpool midfield legend coming from being in charge of Rangers with no other managerial experience and it wasn't a pleasant memory  

    Agreed. The Villa job is almost like the practical element of the recruitment process for coming to us.

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