Robbie Fowler: God Amongst Men

Robbie Fowler: God Amongst Men

According to one of its definitions on www.dictionary.com, a God is: ‘One of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.’ – A worldy affair, for example, of bringing joy the world over. A deity, I didn’t know, is defined as: ‘Divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being.’  - Devine in nature, being extremely good, by way of skill and ability. Only a fool would say Robbie Fowler didn’t create joy the …
Punched by a Liverpool Fan and Other Great Memories

Punched by a Liverpool Fan and Other Great Memories

As football fans I consider us to be a blessed bunch. Blessed to experience an emotional onslaught for ninety minutes that will elevate us to ridiculous highs one second then punch us in the stomach the next. Sometimes magical, sometimes shit, but always life affirming, always passionate. Blessed to be able to converse like old friends with complete strangers based upon a shared allegiance. Bonded by the Liverbird and eleven lads decked out in red come Saturday. A global family …
The Travesty of Modern Day Ticket Prices

The Travesty of Modern Day Ticket Prices

"The word fanatic has been used many times... I think it’s more than fanaticism. It’s a religion to them. The thousands who come here, come to worship... it’s a sort of shrine, it isn’t a football ground." - Bill Shankly
Bill Shankly embodied the zeitgeist; during his reign spanning from 1959-74, he developed and nurtured a cultural relationship between the supporters, the players and the club. The fans would do anything for the players, the players would do …
Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Anfield Index is five years old! It's that strange age when the adorable toddler you once knew begins to get a little less cute and little more annoying. The 8am tantrums begin when getting ready for school. Incessant questions on absolutely everything in the entire universe. Questions of which you quite clearly have all the answers to. BUT Anfield Index isn't a child, it's an institution; a medium for Liverpool fans the world over to discuss, share, provide, debate, vent …
Season-Defining Moments From The Last 5 Years

Season-Defining Moments From The Last 5 Years

In commemoration of AnfieldIndex’s 5-year anniversary, this piece celebrates such a feat by highlighting the season-defining moments pertaining to Liverpool – the football club that the website is based on – over the last 5 years. This spans out from the beginning of the 2010/2011 season up until the 2014/2015 season. Just as a disclaimer, these are all personal opinions and as such, the choices will definitely vary from person to person and therefore, it should be made clear that …
Memorable Liverpool FC Boxing Day Games

Memorable Liverpool FC Boxing Day Games

I'm an advocate of changing the Premier League schedule so clubs have a mini winter break. I think it'll benefit the clubs in Europe and it'll benefit the league in the long term as you won't be blitzing the players and having them play in something silly like a game every 3 days...but, at the same time I think Boxing day football is alongside the opening day of the season and the final game of the season for games I …
Return of the Jedi: Ian Rush

Return of the Jedi: Ian Rush

"A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I'm out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of grandeur!" Deal with it Han Solo, he’s definitely a Jedi! A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Everton thought they were striking back. They almost did. They had the 1984/85 season where they amassed 90 points and won the league with a 13 point gap over the course of 42 matches. They won the European Cup Winners' Cup and lost in …
A New Hope: Liverpool's Resurgence

A New Hope: Liverpool's Resurgence

“This time we’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.” – C3PO.
A long time ago, in the annals of English football, there was a club... But this was no ordinary club. 18 League Titles, 5 European Cups and dozens of alternative trophies had launched Liverpool into the status of Global Superpower. Having fought against common enemies and emerged victorious, a new threat emerged. Internal divisions and bitterness over its nostalgic past had removed the club’s collective identity. …
Liverpool's Greatest Ever Manager

Liverpool's Greatest Ever Manager

Quick question Reds, Who is Liverpool's greatest ever manager? I bet your answer depends on what age you are. If you're in your twentys or thirties you might say Gérard Houiller or Rafa Benitez or even Jürgen Klopp. If you're in you're forties or older you have a golden generation of managers to choose from. There's Joe Fagan,  Kenny Dalglish, Bob Paisley or the manager who's adored by more Liverpool fans than any other manager Bill Shankly.  For me personally …
Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

As Americans, our growing, yet seemingly sudden love affair with “soccer” (called from here on "football", for aesthetic reasons) is often times seen as something from a monster story by the more "traditional" fans; our passion, love and desire for our newly adopted teams grafted onto this sporting body and jolted to life by some arbitrary happening. Like a man choosing his soul-mate by picking a name at random in the phone book, so is the life of the American …
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