Neil is joined by Mike, Steve Graves and the Liverpool Echo’s Neil Jones as they look back at the season thus far and look forward to the visit of Reading on Saturday.
Music this week from Findlay and Edward Barlow
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Two excellent tunes in between a rather hushed podcast. Come on, cheer up, these are times when history is made. Throw the the kids in! Who gives a rats arse!
Speaking of tunes, where should I post new ideas for chants/songs? How about using Audio Bullys’ “We Don’t Care” for a Raheem song?
“There’s things Raheem can show you, he’ll beat you day or night, but if he stops to show you, we’ll be stuck here all night. There’s things Raheem can show you, he’ll skin you left or right, but before you stop and study, he’s already outta sight.”
Do that bit twice before replacing the “what tha f***” bit of the song with “Ra-heeem Ster-ling”.
I know the Audio Bullys are ‘cockney’ Londoners, but it’s easier to chant than a version of George Michael’s ‘Faith’ that replaces ‘Baaa-by’ with ‘Brennn-don’ and my altered version of the Beach Boys ‘I Know There’s An Answer” might be a bit obscure for our young Spaniard:
“I know so many strikers who think they can do it alone. They isolate themselves and stray into offside zones. So what can we tell them? Who can they copy who beats their defenses? I know there’s a Su-soooo, I know that he can do it all by himself. Do-do-do-do-doooooo.”
Does anybody else get really annoyed by Daniel Taylor at the Guardian? Not content with demonising Kenny, writing gormless and vacuous banner slogans for his Mancunian audience (exactly what is the opposite of “being outraged by everything and ashamed of nothing”?), the Guardian’s “Man in Manchester” is now attempting to portray every game at Anfield as a KKK meeting. No, that wasn’t a Reading defender Raheem Sterling left in his wake on Saturday, it was baying, racist mob let loose from the Kop. Apparently, Patrice Evra is now “regularly booed at Anfield”. How many times have United visited Anfield since the infamous incident? To my mind, once. He rightly suggests that we should try to view these racist incidents outside of tribal loyalties, but it is damn hard when you have idiots like him playing to the gallery.
“We’re not racist, we just hate Mancs!”
There is no escaping the size of Daniel Taylors anti Liverpool bias. it is evident in the lesser column inches, plus the venom in most of the articles. Any decent editor would have pulled him up on this after a few issues, but we can only suppose the Guardian general editorship feels the bias is acceptable given that it used to be the manchester guardian. I have read it for 30 years bit throw the sports section away. None of them are that worthwhile these days. i rely on this and RAWK for proper news. I still think he should not be an editior of a national sports section, not even a redtop, let alone what used to be regarded a quality daily.
And if anyone is racist it is the FA. Ban length and nature of exchanges between the two incidents spoke volumes. I am still furious that Louis gets the label when he appears completely the opposite, what he said then and how he has always been. Not to mention he is the foreigner being insulted by another one at the time of the farce that led to his ban. Terry should have had more than 16 matches given the difference between what really happened, and Louis should receive an apology from the FA, at the very least. Lets have a season where he gets a free kick or penalty at the start of every match against the teams where he was wronged since the diving accusations and wrong decisions started. Radical but just.