FOOTBALL AND POLITICS: VOTING TO SAVE THE GAME

7 May 2015

FOOTBALL minus supporters is nothing so let’s begin with one, writes SIMON HUGHES. I bumped into an old friend last week — an Evertonian. He’s been a season ticket holder for as long as I’ve known him. That’s roughly a quarter …
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AKINWALE AROBIEKE: TONY EVANS ON ‘PURPLE AKI’

29 April 2015

AT first, it seemed like a joke. The name sounded funny: Purple Aki. It was Spring Heeled Jack for the 1980s. Just another terrifying urban legend that spread through fear and mass hysteria. The whole thing appeared preposterous. My younger …
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AINTREE RACES: LIVERPOOL’S GRAND DAY OUT

8 April 2015

ORGANISED horse racing in the UK predates professional football by more than 100 years and the Grand National, first run officially at Aintree in 1839 and won by an aptly named beast, “Lottery” is the most world-renowned race on the calendar. …
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GIG OF THE WEEK: RED SAILS RELEASE PARTY

6 February 2015

THERE is a game of football on this weekend. You may have heard. But the city of Liverpool beats on and there is plenty going on to distract nerves on Friday or help you celebrate Saturday (and into Sunday) if …
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LIVERPOOL: THE SLOW DEATH OF THE FANZINE

20 January 2015

LAST WEEK Red Issue, the United fanzine, announced that their January edition would be their last. After 25 years of following the most successful period in their history, they, like Ferguson, have called it a day. I’ve never read it …
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THE TAW MATCH DAY PUB GUIDE

12 January 2015

WE’RE going to try and regularly write about stuff to do around the game. And what better place to start than the boozers? Loads you may know. Some you might not. But here are the thoughts of some of the TAW crew …
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EURO TRASH: THE INQUEST #2

10 December 2014

I’M getting bored of the recriminations. It’s easy to talk about whose fault this season is. It’s easy to talk about fixing it with knee-jerk sackings and ‘I never thought he was any good anyway’ tirades. Easy to point out the …
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RUSH TO JUDGEMENT

28 October 2014

“We don’t stand a chance without Suarez. You wait. You mark my words.Next season’s going to be a disaster” HELLO. My name is Martin, I’m 43 years old and I’m a JFK assassination researcher. Don’t go away, just yet. Let me explain. …
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TAW MAGAZINE #13

24 October 2014

Another month, another #TAWMAG in issue 13 Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Andy Heaton have a sit down with Stephen Warnock about his progression from Academy to the Liverpool first team and career after Liverpool, the mag is live now on …
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MIGHTY RED – WHY HE’S NOT FOR US

12 September 2014

EVERYONE remembers their first game don’t they? I think I’ve told you mine but I’ll tell you again. May 1990, I’d just turned 8 years old, and my dad had two tickets for Liverpool vs QPR at Anfield. When he …
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TAW MAGAZINE #11

8 August 2014

AFTER a brief Summer hiatus, issue 11 of The Anfield Wrap’s digital extravaganza is now live and available to download via iTunes or as a web app. In the latest issue amongst the usual suspects we’ve got Stephen Morris on the life …
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THE WRAP PARTY: AUGUST 15 2014

28 July 2014

THE VIPER KINGS, KOF, CITY WALLS THE FIRST Liverpool International Music Festival in 2013 was a resounding success, leaving the The Mathew Street Festival it had replaced a distant memory. This year it looks better again, with artists such as Ian …
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PATRONISING FEMALE FANS NOT MY CUP OF T

25 July 2014

I TRY not to go on Facebook too much these days. At this precise moment, it’s to avoid the aggressively upbeat “Three Positives for Three Days” thing, which everyone seems to be getting on board with (It’s great that you feel blessed because you’ve …
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INTERVIEW: ASHWELL PRICE

9 July 2014

SOON the World Cup will be over and the start of the season is still over a month away. So how are we supposed to get our fix of sport in the mean time? Well for those of us based …
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THE WORLD CUP PLAN

28 May 2014

THEY’VE played the season out in Lisbon. Angel Di Maria marvellous, Diego Simeone magnificent, Diego Godin’s hairline a thing of minimalist beauty. I can’t stop thinking about Godin. The receding hairline the Spanish equivalent of Derek Mountfield’s moustache. I want …
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SCUDAMORE, BANTER, WOMEN AND FOOTBALL

23 May 2014

ALISON McGOVERN, Labour MP for Wirral South, says the Richard Scudamore sexism row presents wider questions about women and football BANTER.  The modern term for the age-old phenomena of joking around on the verge of acceptability. Yep, this article is about …
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RESPECT, ROBERTO

16 April 2014

by IAN SALMON IT’S the small moments that give you the true measure of a man. Leaving The Kop at the end of the memorial service via Back Rockfield Road (go on then, it’s the alley way down to ‘The’Arry’) …
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What Have You Done In The Last 25 Years?

13 April 2014

By Amy Lawrence WALKING up Wembley way, en route to an FA Cup semi-final in an all-seater stadium for an all-ticket match, it was impossible not to take a moment to look back. What have you done in the last …
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TAW AWARDS AND END OF SEASON PARTY

8 April 2014

WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A PARTY…. Oh we are. What a season it has been. What a season. Heads have gone, shirts have come off, your heart won’t stop pounding. You can’t think of anything else. From now until May …
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THE NATIONAL: A GRAND DAY OUT

28 March 2014

NEVER been to Aintree? You can bet you’re missing out, says MIKE NEVIN. ORGANISED horse racing in the UK predates professional football by more than 100 years and the Grand National – first run officially at Aintree in 1839 and …
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Petrenko’s Elgar 5/3/14 Review

6 March 2014

I HATE “I might not know art, but I know what I like.” I hate that. “I might not know art, but I know what I like.” But also – you do know art. You might not know all the …
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INTERVIEW: MICK HEAD

26 February 2014

THIRTY one years after The Pale Fountains released their debut single Something On My Mind – and seven since the last Shack album, The Corner of Miles and Gil – Mick Head is back: gigging, releasing an EP and planning an album with The Red …
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MERSEY PARADISE LOST: A LESSON FROM HISTORY

26 February 2014

IT might be the dullest smartarse pub quiz question in the world. Which professional club’s ground is closest to the Mersey? Astonish your friends by revealing it’s Stockport County. Then look deep in their eyes and realise how little they …
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BEHIND ENEMY LINES

28 January 2014

By DAVID COOK “The one that got away!  My first true love!!”  “Why did you leave her then, mate?” “I got a job in another city.  I had to go.” I AM behind enemy lines. I had to leave Liverpool …
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TIME TO BANK ON SUÁREZ – #TAWMAG5 OUT NOW

5 December 2013

In the week that saw Luis Suárez score four goals in one game – three of them ‘goal of the season’ contenders –it just so happens that we chose Liverpool’s little Uruguayan hero as the cover story for issue 5 …
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KOROVA AND OUT

3 December 2013

SILVER-TONGUED TAW podcaster and writer ROB GUTMANN talks about his day job and the thing he’s proudest of MOST of my adult working life has been spent in the realm of making places for people to eat and drink in. In short, I’ve …
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‘ONLY THE PEOPLE MATTER’ – ANFIELD WRAP MAG #4

14 November 2013

This year saw the 100 year anniversary of the birth of  Bill Shankly, to celebrate and mark the iconic date, we have dedicated Issue 4 of our digital magazine to Liverpool Football Club’s most iconic and revered manager. Over thirty years …
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CLUBS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT FANS ARE NOT THE ENEMY WITHIN

6 November 2013

Anyone who has ever tweeted the words “socialism,” “Marxism”or “communist” will know what happens next. Within minutes your tweet is seized upon by Robot J McCarthy (@RedScareBot) who hunts down and exposes Twitter’s left wing sympathisers wherever they may be. …
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HJC London Rocks

1 November 2013

Tomorrow we hit London in conjunction with HJC London Rocks. They are bringing John Power and The Tea Street Band. We are bringing Gareth Roberts. OK. There’s an imbalance there. There is no getting away from it. Let’s be honest: …
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SOUND CITY 2014 – MUSIC, FOOTBALL, STYLE

1 November 2013

The seventh Liverpool Sound City conference will lead on the three themes of football, music and style – cornerstones of the city’s identity. David Pichilingi, CEO of Sound City, clarifies the thought behind this strategic shift: “The British music business …
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Get yer Scouse in order…

25 October 2013

 “WE’RE not English we are Scouse!” It’s the chant that irritates opposing fans more than any other. You can see the bewilderment; the disgust. You can almost see the thought process: “What makes you so different? What makes you special?” Even …
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Suggestions For The Forthcoming International Weekend

5 September 2013

By Samantha Brocklehurst INTERNATIONAL weekend this weekend. Rubbish, no? You’ve been starved of football since the third week of May. Left cold turkey, rocking backwards and forwards in those sunny, bright, warm, beautiful places called gardens. Abandoned conversationally for a …
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TAW MAG #2

30 July 2013

THE second Anfield Wrap magazine is now available to download via the App Store and through Newsstand for iPhone and iPad. There”s also a version available for other platforms, including Android and Windows, at app.theanfieldwrap.com.  Just like issue one, it”s absolutely …
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TAW ON TOUR – DUBLIN PROPER

13 June 2013

THE ANFIELD WRAP returns to Ireland in August for another night of footie chat, music and laughs. After the sold-out show in Bray in February, the live version of the award-winning podcast is back – and this time in the …
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Food Review – East Village Arts Club

29 May 2013

It was a sad day for Liverpool music when The Masque/Barfly closed its doors in November 2011. At the time it felt very significant that we couldn’t support such a venue as a city, as a few others at the …
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PANORAMA: HILLSBOROUGH – HOW THEY BURIED THE TRUTH

15 May 2013

By Peter Marshall The Panorama Special, “Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth” shows how, over years, individuals who attempted to reveal the truth about the disaster – doctors, ambulance staff, police officers, the survivors and the bereaved – found themselves …
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THE RIDER: CLASSY BRASS

1 May 2013

Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons are joined by John Mac, the Reading/Leeds head booker and talk about planning your festival route. As they flit from studio to studio they find the time to talk about band names and webs of …
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