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Why Liverpool?

Pragmatically, choosing to cheer for Liverpool FC makes a lot of sense.

They’re the most well-supported Premier League club in my hometown of Vancouver. The local chapter boasts some 200 members, many of whom gather at the Butcher and the Bolluck every weekend to watch matches and presumably drink beer at six in the morning (happy face emoji). 682 more words


Is it possible to change your political viewpoint?

Mohammed Ali once stayed at David Frost’s house and left him a note, which read, “If you think at 60 the same as you did at 30, you haven’t lived”. 1,145 more words


Running Through Brick Walls - Bill Shankly

“To be considered good enough to play for Liverpool FC, a player needs to be able to run through a brick wall for me and come out the other side fighting”

Bill Shankly


what football is really about...

It’s been coming for a while, but now the season’s over I have a chance to make a clean break.

I’ve increasingly found myself consciously decoupling from EPL football. 185 more words


A city of two halves

My Sunday walk took me somewhere different and yet not so different; familiar and yet not so familiar.  My daily dog walk to the park takes me beneath the shadow of the Anfield stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club, into nearby Stanley Park. 505 more words


Premier League TV Deal

The new £5bn Barclays Premier League TV deal that was recently published is further proof that football has become a huge business for sponsorship and advertising at the expense of the ordinary football fan. 494 more words

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We are the Champions: Liverpool 1972-73

In 1972,  Maurice Golesworthy published a book that celebrated the league champions from 1888-1972. Game of the People is taking up the story from where he left off. 1,783 more words

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