Listen via the Anfield Index App!
The ANFIELD INDEX CHANNEL App is the perfect pocket companion for any Liverpool supporter, with an abundance of audio content and passionate fans writing about their beloved club.
In this episode of Scouser Tommies, Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are still trying to make sense of what went on outside the Stade De France before and after the Champions League final, and the pack of lies UEFA and French officials used in a farcical attempt to cover their backs. The police started hostile and moved onto outright brutality, but Liverpool fans refused to be provoked, as difficult as that was when grown men dressed up as Robocop were attacking women, children and the disabled. Plenty for Jay and Jim to discuss, after more corrupt officials messed with the wrong city.
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are back to discuss the latest in this unforgettable Liverpool season and to look ahead as the Reds get set for Paris. The French Republic will be getting taken over by the Scouse Republic, who’ll be singing some proper anthems - to their team and maybe to their King (Kenny) - and hoping to see a third trophy lift of the season. Rumours of a second dog lift back home in the blue quarter of the city were unconfirmed at the time of writing.
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are back to discuss the latest goings on in and around Liverpool from a Reds perspective. There’s plenty going on too, the Reds adding Paris to their list of destinations for the season for what will be the third cup final. The cost of going to these finals isn’t getting any cheaper, in England or Europe, thanks to the very football authorities that condemned the ESL idea as pure greed. Is there anything we can do as fans to fix it? As for the football itself, what is it that makes Liverpool different to all the other clubs they are battling for silverware with?
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid return to talk all things Liverpool FC from a local perspective. It’s the eve of the derby and it’s a massive game for both sides, for very different reasons, and the feeling in the city in the run-up to it isn’t quite the same. The Blues aren’t the only big rivals The Reds have been up against recently, with the wins over both Manchester sides - City at Wembley and United at Anfield still fresh in the mind. Rivalries can go too far though, as fans of both those Manchester clubs have shown recently, so is anything going to be done about it or will it just be allowed to grow into something ever more toxic and damaging?
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are back to discuss what’s going on with Liverpool in Liverpool. The city is buzzing with one of the largest events in the sporting calendar as well as all the big events in LFC’s packed calendar. Exciting times, although maybe not in every corner of the city, because we might be about to have the last Merseyside derby for quite some time. If the Reds do get the cup parade they are still owed, how’s that going to down?
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid look ahead to Liverpool’s first cup final this season, as Jurgen prepares his side for the trip to Anfield South and the League Cup Final. The old Milk Cup is one of four trophies the Reds still have a decent shout at, including the ‘bread and butter’ of the league title itself. There’s time to recall some memories of past cup final adventures, good and bad, and to talk about that famous Anfield atmosphere, also good and bad.
Jim Boardman is joined by Jay Reid as they discuss Liverpool’s last minute moves in the transfer window and what that might mean for the rest of the squad. They also share some ideas on what else you can do to make the most of a trip to Anfield - other than the bit where you’re actually watching the match of course.
There’s more to play for than league titles and European Cups, as Jim Boardman and Jay Reid discuss on the latest Scouser Tommies. The domestic cups may not have the financial pull and mega sponsors of their wealthier relatives, but nobody sings songs about gathering cheques in May. Nothing much in football raises the hairs on the back of the neck like seeing your club captain lifting a famous trophy, nothing much stops a city like the build up to a Wembley final. These are the memories you never, ever, forget. (Evertonians: you’ll probably need to ask your grandad about this.)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so Jim Boardman and Jay Reid get together for an almost festive edition of the show as they look forward to wall-to-wall football. It might give coaches and medical staff nightmares, but being part of a hungover Boxing Day crowd is a cherished tradition. With everything more weird than wonderful these days there might not be any crowds - or matches. Hopefully it won't come to it, but will TV money shout louder than competition integrity and player welfare? And what about fans, what do they want? That's a question the powers-that-be rarely ask, but in this case it's Jay and Jim wondering if it's worth playing at all if it's got to be in front of empty seats. Whatever happens, Merry Christmas - and you, Everton!
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are back to discuss the way former Reds usually get a warm Scouse welcome from the Kop whenever they return to Anfield with their new clubs. Not always, of course, but there aren’t many exceptions and when there are, is it deserved? Also, why are fans of other clubs so quick to boo their former players?
In this special edition of Scouser Tommies, Jim Boardman and Jan Gorski-Mescir discuss the career of Liverpool legend Ray Kennedy after his death qt the age of 70. Bill Shankly’s last signing, Ray would go on to be a key part of the Bob Paisley era, instrumental in the Reds making that step up from regular league title winners to regular European title winners. In Paisley’s words, Ray was “one of Liverpool’s greatest players and probably the most underrated”
Jim Boardman and Jay Reid are back for another episode of Scouser Tommies and the subject this week is one close to both their hearts: doing the Mancs over at their own place! The two try to get to the bottom of why that rivalry is unlike any other for the Reds and recall some of their favourite encounters from the past. They also have a good old gloat at just how clinical the Reds were in that 5-0 win (when they weren’t just killing time playing keep ball) - something that much of the media forgot to mention in their condemnation of Manchester’s favourite driver!
RECOGNISING LEGENDS The return of Anfield Index's local take on all things Liverpool FC returns with Jim Boardman and Jay Reid discussing the impact of Mo Salah on the Reds' latest title bid and the risks that might come the longer his contract situation remains unresolved. Also, how does Mo rank alongside some of the Anfield greats to have gone before him - and can LFC do more to recognise those legends?
Jim Boardman was joined by Karl Coppack for some much-needed therapy as the Reds go through a spell nothing like the one they were going through 12 months earlier. The word “injuries” hasn’t been used this much at Anfield since Graeme Souness and Phil Boersma were together - but is that all there is to Liverpool’s troubles in this pantomime of a pandemic season?
Jim Boardman is joined by Dave Hendrick and Simon Brundish in a special episode remembering Gerard Houllier, the Liverpool manager who brought smiles and silverware back to Anfield and paved the way for his successors to bring more of the same. A Kopite himself, Houllier loved the club and wanted success as much any other supporter, as happy as any of us to see the club do well, even after his departure. 2001 was the standout year of Gerard's time in the Anfield hotseat - five trophies in six months, before cruelly taking ill during a league game and being rushed to hospital for heart surgery. Jim, Dave and Simon look back with fondness at the career of a man his former players still call "Boss".
Jim Boardman is joined by Gags Tandon as they grab with both hands the chance to talk once more about last season after getting a sneak preview of the soon-to-be released Liverpool documentary “The End of the Storm”. The feature-length film charts the journey to the end of that 30 year wait for LFC and features exclusive interviews not only with the likes of Klopp, King Kenny, Hendo, Ali, Sadio and Virgil, but also members of the club’s worldwide fanbase, including one of the Wuhan Reds. But did a movie filled with insight into that historic season win Gags and Jim over?
Jim Boardman is once again joined by Jan Gorski-Mescir as they continue the discussion of Jan’s time as a Liverpool fan, including his move away from the city and his support from further afield. Also, Jan gets an opportunity for the somewhat tricky task of choosing his all-time LFC XI, in his case made extra difficult by having more years as a match-watching Red to choose players from!
Jim Boardman is joined by Jan Gorski-Mescir for another of the special “back stories” episodes. In the first of two parts, Jan explains what it was that turned him into a Liverpool fan and it is arguably the most unique, definitely the most moving, of all the stories we’ve shared so far. Once he had become a Red, what was it about Anfield that kept him going back, and what was it like to be on the Kop in the era the nation, indeed the world, found out how special it was?
After more of that timeless VAR controversy Jim Boardman was joined by Carl “Carlos” Woodward of Radio Merseyside Sport to talk about the Reds season so far, including the depth of the squad in light of recent injuries. Also is football in empty stadiums better or worse with the fake crowd noise and does it matter if the odd bit of football language goes out on air?
Jim Boardman is joined by Jan Gorski-Mescir for a chat that sometimes gets onto football. They talk about what sets Liverpool apart from the rest of England, at least in their view, and they don’t mean Covid restrictions, and how the current Reds boss compares to the man who turned the club around so much in the sixties, Bill Shankly. Also, did the Premier League clubs get right with the PPV plan - or could it have been even worse?