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This week in 1974

This week in 1974

OUR most successful manager was about to take charge for his first season. Twenty trophies in nine seasons, and he didn’t really want the job, what a genius. I somehow reckon he was worth the £10 signing-on fee and his £5 weekly wage back in 1939. Liverpool’s current buy British […]

THE GOOD (SCOUSE) BEER GUIDE

THE GOOD (SCOUSE) BEER GUIDE

BEER and football go together. Both have been demonised and sneered at over the years. And some people have fallen for it. Wine drinkers. Two of the worst trends in British society over the last 25 years have been football’s move upmarket and the creeping mythology that somehow drinking wine […]

WE’RE NOT SPANISH WE ARE SCOUSE

WE’RE NOT SPANISH WE ARE SCOUSE

BARCA. These days we’re reading more and more on the subject of Barca. Guardiola this, and La Masia that – every trophy they add to the cabinet comes with fresh proclamations of their righteousness – it’s not only fashionable to do so, it’s reached the stage where every fresh steaming […]

1984

1984

“[it] … was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge it successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.” –  George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty Four   MENTION the year 1984 to Liverpool supporters and most, predictably, will recall Joe […]