OH EIGHT. OH NINE. PART TWO.
This is part two where Neil Atkinson and Mike Nevin are joined by Adam Melia to go through that season. The three give no quarter as they talk about crazy homes and tight victories, a side gritting its teeth to the top of the table.
I have never felt so cheated and i still have not got over the way that every non-Rafa supporter and this included LFC ‘fans’, players such as Gerrard and Carra and the whole Sky / Talksport / Henry Winter fraternity were hell bent on getting rid of Rafa, for reasons that even today i don’t understand. Except that Gerrards best position was center mid, (time has unfortunatly proven what a load of bollocks that theory was, and that by the end of 08/09 Carra’s legs were starting to go).
Rafa took us to two European cup finals and made us the most feared club in Europe and still for many, this was not enough. I said to my son when Rafa left that he would go on to win more trophies over the next 10 years than Liverpool would and so far this has been true. That Rafa will never get another crack at Liverpool is the most ludicrous situation i have ever known.
It is entirely possible to make a case for our decline into the bog of mediocrity to the background white anting of Rafa by ‘iconic’ players. I have said that I believe SG to have been our best ever player, but I don’t subscribe to the prevailing view. I believe he was instrumental in the assassination of Rafa. And look what it got us. Roy and the current favourite fir the first managerial sacking of 15/16 despite spending another shitload on journeymen.
That picture is an absolute disgrace
OMFG! Never, ever seen that before. Flabbergasted. Would give him a lifetime ban, tbh.
I was at the West Ham game. It’s the only time I’ve ever been to Anfield.
I just remember Rob Green being amazingly good and the taxi driver who was a massive fan of Jay Spearing.
Completely share the frustration at some of the fuckwits supporting Liverpool at that time.
In the few years preceding this season Rafa had won the CL and the FA Cup, took us to another CL final turning us into one of the most feared teams in Europe, making sure we qualified every year, attracting top class talent (even if the club wouldn’t always spend to bring them in) and put together the best midfield in Europe with a world class striker in front of them. And yet these cunts still weren’t happy, buying into the media drivel about rotation etc etc. I’m getting angry typing this thinking about it again. Meanwhile H&G where getting their claws in deeper.
Wasn’t Rafa told if we got rid of Keane in Jan he could buy Jovetic only for the yanks to renege on that??? Cunts!
And there are still plenty of those fuckeit fans about who, even after the last few seasons we’ve had can’t see past their unfounded hatred of Rafa to bring themselves to admit what a job he was doing at the club at the time!
Top swearing fellas. I almost fell of my bike laughing when Mike called the twat in the hat a fucking cunt.
I was living in London at the time, I got to the odd game, usually West Ham away or Selhusrt Park when either Palace or Wimbledon were in the top flight. I watched most of the matches in pubs with the scouse diaspora. You’re right when you say that those outside the city didn’t really know what was going on. How could we though? The media was so anti-Rafa. Well done those of you who fought for him.
Yes, it is refreshing to see the two most misused Anglo-Saxonisms used in such a powerful and appropriate way.
The Twat In The Hat would make a good, catchy book title.
Had so many arguments during that West Ham game. Could have gone 3 points clear, and I was frustrated as anyone but booing as we’d gone a point clear shown how much a lot of people had gone a bit mental.