IN another TAW Player exclusive, Rick Parry, former Chief Executive of Liverpool Football Club, sits down for a frank and upfront interview about his time at the club.
Gareth Roberts, alongside Tony Barrett and Kevin Sampson sit down with Parry as he lifts the lid on what really happened during *that* infamous takeover, DIC and how a perfect Bostonian owner went cold overnight.
An excellent round robin interview eloquently chaired by Gareth and equally diplomatically apt input from Tony & Kevin. Admittedly I’ve slated Rick Parry big time over the issues broadcast today and to his credit he has entered the lions den and faced the Beast head on and given very plausible responses to the questions he has faced. And on the face of it, and we would have to assume he has given a well balanced narrative however it’s also distinctly possible that 1 or 2 parties mentioned may have different versions of events relating to the said issues. But all in all I congratulate TAW for an excellent production where indeed there were no holds barred, no holding back of any punches and I found the experience Thoroughly riveting whereby the 1.12: 45 absolutely flew over.
My monthly subs renewal is on Monday so you’ve defo earned my £5!! Well in lads
Absolutely excellent insight.
Rick Parry’s a good man (and an adopted Cestrian). I think he’s had some unfair stick as has everyone involved in the H&G era. There was an interesting insight into David Moores too.
Overall though, what I’m gonna take from this is ‘believe nothing, question everything’. Too many of our fans have a believe everything, question nothing attitude. It only takes one story being told in a pub in Liverpool on a Friday night and it becomes gospel. I think a lot of aspects of this interview come across as embarrassing for Liverpool fans. For example, the legendary why wasn’t the shop even open the day after the final. Because we took all the staff, haha.
I remember a banner on the Kop, I may be wrong but it said something like 1 DIC is better than 2. At the time, I’d be influenced by that kind of sentiment (although, 2 could be pretty good in the right circumstances). My thought process would be, I have no contacts behind the scene but some in Liverpool do. They probably know something I don’t. Hindsight shows, they knew fuck all. It wasn’t happening by the sound of it and judging by what was said by Rick and what we know from further down the line it’s probably a good job.
Anyway, one of the most interesting pods I’ve ever heard. Fascinating throughout.
I wasn’t expecting this interview. Nice to break up from the current goings on. Parry done a great job at times and seems to always had the club at heart. H&G & Rafa players everyone off each other to get their own gains. Rockare a great point that a more connected club would have made us stronger and I think that exists today. Too disjointed like the days of H&G and nobody to stand up and be counted. Thanks Rick for trying so hard for our club. YNWA
Fantastic interview really enjoyed the show and very brave of Rick Parry to have the balls , great insight to the circus LIVERPOOL FC had become , scary really how much pressure was on Moores and Parry to hand the club on to the next owners who deep down strung them along with bucket loads of bullshit .
Any chance of getting our mate Purslow in to grill him in the future.
Absolutely top class interview / podcast. The quality of broadcasting coming out of TAW is truly impressive.
Interesting listen. Generally i have never subscribed to anything on the web because A) money etc but also B (and more importantly) listening stops me doing the large amount of work that I should be doing and getting on with. The temptation would be too much! Getting this interview made me subscribe and try it out. The subject, interviewee and club specific focus as well as the fair agenda for both parties to speak made me delighted with it. Why this stuff and The Anfield Wrap works for me. In relation to the interview i could not help thinking that Rick Parry needed some support also, just someone who could have listened and advised him better. Also, the question at the end is so correct and quite poignant. At any level of the game whether it be a player, coach, referee or administrator it can often eat you up and spit you out and leave you with all types of negative feelings inside. I don’t know for sure but I hope that any mistakes Rick Parry made were genuine mistakes as opposed to people who came along later. I hope he recognises this and moves on as well as returning to Anfield. Good stuff. Thanks.
Any chance can re-release this interview or just make available again on the site??
Remember it being one of the best ever done
Should be able to listen again now, mate!