This is one of my earliest memories from when I’m, just, four years old.
It’s a Friday morning, 7th February 1958, when I come down our stairs in Liverpool thinking I’m the only one up this early. 410 more words
After six years of Dutch and German dominance a new world order was on the European Cup horizon. Since the competition’s inception 20 years ago a solitary English club, Manchester United, had been crowned European champions. 2,785 more words
“Somebody said: ‘Football’s a matter of life and death to you. I said, ‘Listen it’s more important than that’.”
WORLD class sport has never really understood irony – which perhaps explains why people have never really known whether to take revered Liverpool manager Bill Shankly’s comments on football as a matter of life and death seriously. 1,209 more words