[WARNING: WE’VE TAGGED THIS SHOW NSFW BECAUSE OF THE HONEST AND FORTHRIGHT NATURE OF THE DISCUSSION AROUND JOHN BARNES AND THE CULTURE OF FOOTBALL AT THE TIME.]
ONE of Liverpool’s greatest ever teams, one of Liverpool’s greatest ever managers, one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players. 87/88, Dalglish and Barnes.
This edition of our flagship history show sees Neil Atkinson and Mike Nevin joined by Gary Shaw and John Mackin to talk about a side which managed to win 4-0 almost every week.
The glory and majesty of this side is explored. John Barnes, Peter Beardsley, John Aldridge, Ray Houghton, Ronnie Whelan, Steve McMahon. The names rattle through the years.
Nevin, Mackin and Shaw also get into the sociological impact of John Barnes – how he changed minds and chants across the city of Liverpool. It’s an honest account and involves some racist terminology which used to echo across English grounds which isn’t safe for work but is in context.
The greatest goal ever scored comes up (says Atkinson) as does the quality of the defending.
What a side. What a team. What a show.