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Dan
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Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:42 pm

The Saudis have pulled out of the Newcastle deal.

We might still be in with a shout for the next few years.
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Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:36 pm

Bill. It matters not which supporters are stupid. I referred to ALL.

But, look at another angle. Blackburn and Leicester areas are going into lockdown again because of a spike in those places. It is a FACT that gatherings that take no notice of social distancing cause spikes. If a spike occurs on Merseyside then you are ALL are back in lockdown .....so don’t complain if it happens and you continue to miss the games. The idiots won’t realise that their stupidity caused closing the pubs again, they close Anfield again and businesses go bust.


ANY COMPLAINTS. :roll:
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:13 pm

New Liverpool home shirt for the 2020/21 season .

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:11 am

Don't like that greeny blue trim.
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Bernie R wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:11 am
Don't like that greeny blue trim.
What I will never be able to understand is paying designers and marketing people thousands of pounds, and they come up with;

" This is the same idea from a few years ago. We think you'll like it."

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If I was going retro it would be either one of the kits below.

1965

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1971

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:59 pm

Those white cuffs look so dated now Dan.

Just been reading about the new kit. The teal bit is reference to the club crest with a link also claimed to the actual Liver Birds.

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Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:19 pm

I can see it, but its already on the club crest.

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Bit of trivia.

Waiting to see the new squad numbers. From 1 to 50, all the numbers have been used in previous seasons except for 43.
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:41 am

LFC 2001. The Wilderness Years.

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Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:52 pm

From @LFC History

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David Thompson had a decent professional career. Disappointed he didn't make it at Anfield. Fine margins.
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Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:01 pm

Jay Spearing back on Merseyside. Signed for Tranmere Rovers this afternoon. Another lad who's had a decent career.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:59 am

New kit colour looks horrible. Green banding on red is a colour clash and confusing for the brand.

The much simpler red and white is way better.

They should have kept it simple.

Mack :cry:
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:24 pm

There's product placement, then there's product placement.

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From YNWA twitter feed.

April 19 1964. League winners after a 5-0 victory over Arsenal. "Electronic" scoreboard in the background.

Byrne and Moran. Can't think of a tougher full back pairing.

15 years after the last title win in 1946/47.

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Same day.

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:51 pm

Some info (lifted from the Echo site) on that trophy held aloft by Big Ron in Dan's latest photo...

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However, with all their remaining fixtures away from Anfield, Reds fans were denied the opportunity to see their team presented with the trophy.
The silverware was actually less than a mile away in a cabinet at Goodison Park but apparently it was the game's authorities not the Blues who were the real party poopers.
As David Prentice recalled in the ECHO a decade ago : “Everton did actually ask the League if they could courier the trophy over to Anfield at 4.45pm should they beat Arsenal – relations were more cordial between the clubs in the carefree 60s – but the League refused.”
Instead, Liverpool captain Ron Yeats and his team-mates had to make do parading a papier-mache alternative around the Anfield turf.
Hardly a replica, the homemade trophy fashioned by a fan was painted red with cut-out newspaper clipping pictures of the players on the side.
Sky Sports' carefully-choreographed presentations were still a long way off!
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Strange thing is the accompanying Echo pic shows the reds running round the pitch showing it off but wearing red shorts. Wonder if they used that trophy (which is now in the LFC musuem) for another later victory lap???

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Captain Ron Yeats (2nd left) carrying a papier-mache model of the Championship trophy with his team mates after Liverpool seal
the 1963/64 League Division One Championship with victory over Arsenal at Anfield on April 18, 1964


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Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:29 pm

Correct Bern. Paraded around Anfield after winning the League in both 1964 and 1966.

The Curlett Cup, made by Terry Curlett and his brother Teddy.

It was kept in an attic for 40 years, until Franny, Terry's son, phoned the Anfield Museum in 2006 and asked if they wanted the trophy.

The story was in the Echo July 20 2020.

In 1964, the trophy was at Goodison. Everton offered to send it over at full time if Liverpool beat Arsenal. The League wouldn't allow it.

We had to send Big Ron over to pick it up. :D

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1964 Dressing room.

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:47 pm

In 1964 Liverpool only wore their full red kit in European and F.A cup matches. They did not start wearing it fully until the 1965/66 season. Funny that you can only see 10 players in each photo. Ronnie Moran is missing off the top one.

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Cheers Bill, that's another cracking homework assignment you set me.

Most records say the first time LFC played in the all red kit was v Anderlecht at Anfield November 25 1964.

Incorrect. Liverpool played in red shirts, red shorts and red and white socks on that night. Pictures from The Echo below.

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The first time LFC played in all red anywhere was the return leg in Belgium on December 16 1964. Picture below.

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The first game in all red at Anfield was March 17 1965 in the second leg of the tie against Cologne. See below.

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Then we come to the FA Cup. In the 4th round game v Stockport at Anfield, January 30 1965, LFC played in the old red and white kit, as below.

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Liverpool used the all red kit for the first time in the FA Cup for the Replay at Stockport, February 3 1965.

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The first FA Cup tie at Anfield played in the all red kit was the 6th round replay v Leicester March 10 1965, as below.

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The first league game Liverpool played in all red was at Filbert Street on August 21 1965 v Leiceter City.

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For the next game, the first home game of the season, against Sheffield United August 25 1965, LFC reverted to the old red and white kit.

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The first league game Liverpool played in all red, at Anfield, was the next home game, against Fulham September 11 1965.

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Dan, I like your new avatar but must point out that facemasks are more effective when worn across your mouth and nose rather than your eyes. :lol: :lol:
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Helloooo. Not a face mask, Bee. It's a selfie. And not bad for a first attempt, even if I say so myself. :roll:
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2006 FA Cup Final. Liverpool v West Ham at Cardiff. 3-3 after extra time. LFC won 3-1 on penalties.

Didi Hamman's last kick in a Liverpool shirt.

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August 1977. Dalglish signs for £400,000. In today's money that's £2,245,440.

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From the YNWA twitter feed.

Some poor soul spent hours on this, then along comes Jurgen and the World Champions.

Football eh.


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Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:37 am

Community Shield.
LFC v Arsenal
Sat 29th August at 16:30
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First, and best, Charity Shield game I went to was August 13 1966, Everton V Liverpool at Goodison.

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Only time LFC have performed a lap of honour at Goodison Park

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1966 LFC with the trophies

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The football seasons 1905/06, 1965/66 and 1983/84 were unique in that Liverpool ended League Champions and Everton were FA Cup Winners.
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Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:32 pm

1920/21 new away kit.

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TAA Young Player of the Season 2019/20.

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Manager of the Year 2019/20.

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If Coutinho and Bayern win the Champions League, Barcelona owe LFC another £4.5 million.

Last team to beat Bayern in the Champions League, March 13 2019. :D
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Roy Evans Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Lots in the papers about City's defeat to Lyon.

After the arbitration decision from Lausanne, Sheik Mansour's entourage let it be known he would pay the club's fine

from his loose change jar. A crass, stupid, vulgar and ill-advised comment to the detriment of the club.

If UEFA allow the coin toss to go to VAR, City will lose every call.

Manchester City's biggest weakness isn't down to tactics or poor defending, they are a brilliant team,

the weakness lies at the top of the club.

I think referee Danny Makkelie, and his team, jumped up several places in the UEFA standings last Saturday.

Pity. I think the title was City's for the taking. They are better than PSG or Bayern - Liverpool would have been in double figures

against that Barca outfit
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Not too shabby in the Fair Play League either.

Fourth year in succession LFC topped the Fair play League

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3 decent games out of 9 for the run-in.

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Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:26 pm

Surely Liverpool have to sign Thiago now, after the way he played tonight. Pure class!

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He did play well Bill. I thought the standard of play was poor from both teams. Lots of mistakes, chances missed. Neymar and Mbappe both poor I think Bayern were the slightly better team.
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Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:12 am

So LFC no longer European champions - just have to make do with being champions of England and the World then.

It's so hard being a red :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:56 pm

Chelsea look as though they may be making a move this year.

For a while, I've been visiting a site called Training Ground Guru. It's interesting if you like that kind of thing.

One of the LFC analytical team's main metrics is, for a transfer target, "goal probability added". Weeds out the show ponies from the players.

We used to buy players who had played well against us. Peter Thompson, Tony Hateley, Jack Whitham and Alun Evans came in that way.

The boot room was 5 or maybe 6 strong.

Now behind Jurgen Klopp, the first team backroom staff is listed at 21 strong.

The club also uses a company called SkillCorner that converts HD video into performance data for each player.

It covers all the games from 21 leagues plus Champions League and UEFA League matches.

Not really bothered who Liverpool do or don't sign, but if we do sign someone, it won't be down to a feeling in the Chief Scout's water.

Andy Robertson wasn't a fluke.

Red Bull Salzburg should be a good work out. They significantly out-ran everybody in the CL, before lockdown.

They have a player, Hee-Chan Hwang, who makes Lee Majors look like Brian the Snail. Don't know if he can kick a ball though.

And no. I love Luis Suarez, but sign him again? Like Coutinho and Torres, they decided to leave. Good luck to them all. The club has moved on.
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