Burton Albion v Liverpool: Remembrance Of Things Past

Burton Albion v Liverpool: Remembrance Of Things Past

As with most things, I’d like to begin with referencing Marcel Proust. I suppose we all do it. His epic ‘Remembrance of Things Past’ begins with the narrator nibbling away at a piece of madeleine cake he’d dunked in his tea. The taste fires a maelstrom of nostalgia and before too long  he’s reeling off incident which occurred in his youth. He goes on to tell the story for seven volumes and thousands of pages. Strong stuff that madeleine cake. …
Liverpool's 1992 FA Cup run

Liverpool's 1992 FA Cup run

A Simpler Time Looking ahead to next season I wanted to write about a time when the FA Cup still meant a great deal to all clubs and managers. Defeat to Sevilla last month ensured that Liverpool’s focus is going to be domestically fixated next term. With no European football to contend with surely Klopp will want his men to compete on all three fronts at home? Ronnie Moran Leads Them Out On 9th May 1992, Wembley Stadium was the …
Daniel Agger - The Great Dane

Daniel Agger - The Great Dane

When the news broke last week that Daniel Agger was going to retire aged just 31, I was devastated. Here stands a player, who was a personal hero of mine, so cruelly robbed of what could have been the finest of careers, due to the failings of his body. It's a narrative of the nearly moments, of wondering what quite could have been, for one of the most talented defensive players the club has signed this century. Whenever anyone discusses …
What is

What is "Success" for Liverpool FC?

Back to the Future As the dust settles on another domestic season we get an opportunity to assess where our great club is at, and the journey we can reasonably expect it to bring us on in the season to come.  As discussed on the LFC Daytrippers pod last week, some fans are happy to just enjoy watching their team play an exciting brand of football.  Any success achieved along the way is treated as a bonus.  The big deal …
The Uniqueness of European Finals

The Uniqueness of European Finals

The 1984 European Cup final was the first I can recall watching Liverpool in; I was only 8 years old at the time and staying at my Grandparents' house. I vaguely remember throwing a tantrum because I was sent to bed during the second half, despite my protestations that Liverpool were my favourite team and I simply had to watch them play on the telly. Unfortunately, my family were not as into football as I was, even at such a …
Liverpool FC, Folk Heroes and Cult Classics

Liverpool FC, Folk Heroes and Cult Classics

Brace yourself, as that dreaded time of year is upon us. From roughly now, until early September, we’re about to be inundated by daily updates on which name, big, medium, or never heard of him, is about to be photographed leaning awkwardly against a wall at Melwood, or holding the obligatory red and white scarf above his head after signing on the dotted line for Liverpool. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as long as you enjoy scrambling …
Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

For The Love of the Club In September 1999 I made my first trip to the city of Liverpool.  We were playing United at Anfield and I just had to get there.  I was 19, and accompanied by two of my best mates.  Dinny, was a fellow Reds fan, but Eddie was a United supporter.  He still wanted to come for the weekend and enjoy the sights while maybe sampling what some of the local bars had to offer. The …
WE Were Born Under a Liverbird

WE Were Born Under a Liverbird

All of us really. Many may not be born in Liverpool but somehow, some way know that a Liverbird was around us in some shape or form before we could walk. A wise man told me it's not where you've come from but where you're at. So where are you at? Are we ready to stand and be counted? Many a time in the annals of history, Liverpool FC has needed to reach towards the Kop and the rest of …
Top 5 Liverpool Managers of All Time

Top 5 Liverpool Managers of All Time

The football landscape today is one where managers are not always held in the same high regard as they were a few decades ago. In some clubs, for example, the Director of Football wields more power than the manager, as he is in charge of player recruitment and the pattern of play. The new business oriented approach means that one poor run is enough for the alarm bells to start ringing, making the job of a manager incredibly insecure. Betting …
Liverpool 2008/09 - So Close...

Liverpool 2008/09 - So Close...

How Things Are Different eras connect with different people.  Based upon what was going on in your life at the time - where you lived, who you were dating, where your career was at - you may have so many memories about a period that is simply trivial to others. To this day, if I hear a track from Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie...” album it takes me right back.  It was the first time I fell in love with music, …
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