"Dream on hold, keep on being bold" -
Please let us ALL truly GO
I am back in Pg, after a weekend "pilgramage" to my mecca ; Anfield, although i dont enter the church thats been violated by the yankers
...their commercial violation of the "Holy Ground of my Liverpool home"..
and they violate Shanks ideals.. HIS IS THE "Liverpool way"
... it was a sunny day, standing the shade of the departure lounge as I watched the Ryan air plane taxi - wondering if fate would fulfil the dream of another league title, so long after the last one.
. with mixtures of feelings .. as I have never cared much for the (SLy) money - obsessed = TV dominated "premiere league" ..
Stevie IS the reason, I have always admired his complete game, ability that, for me, raises him ABOVE Messi & the other "superstars" ; as a man , and a player and his ability to LEAD & "Manage" the TEAM , to carry the responsibility, even during heart-breaking moments (when he slipped v chelski)
I will never forget the PUBLIC motivation after the win v Citeh.. shame that the coach of Lfc is not capable of securing a lead when we were FIVE points clear with 3 games to go, ...anyway..I always have "HOPE IN MY HEART" ..
THE weather warned me as torrential rain greeted me as I picked up the economy rental @ Stansted... and was still wet when I parked in the Brum "bull ring" saturday evening (as I wasnt sure of the hostel location) I bought 2 shirts for Igor (5) & Marko (8) from sports direct, as I was uncertain if I would have time to get them on sunday in Lp before the game,
The directions were confusing... but I had bought also a cheap jacket to keep the rain off, 10 people I asked either were from out of town or were ignorant of the city streets, even a "bizzy" gave me loose directions...but I eventually found "snow hill station" and the hostel, nearby...
checked in and met "Jim" (french-african) got a kebab take-away (with chilli -sauce!) and watched some "Dave" (ironic the TV prog . was "not going out", which i wasn't) I'd booked this Brum. hostel for saturday due to the highly expensive exploitation of accomodation in Lp this weekend..) FIFTY PER CENT INCREASE...!!...
The american dream = the global nightmare of commercial corruption.
Met Irish Tony (a friendly spurs fan who wished us success..) no communicative ladies; so had an early night ...and an early departure with "drama" _ I shared a taxi (due to the rain) with Jim and found the "Bull ring" closed at 08h !! (open from 11h!) but the "security" showed me (with Jim's help) the access to parking...which cost as much as the bed & Breakfast!..
No traffic and I parked outside Hatters in Liverpool (mount pleasant, near "Paddys wigwam") ) at around 10h.. nice and early - but couldnt check in until 14h
..so decided not to "park up" but go tot he LFC shop to get "names & numbers" for Igor & Markos shirts , a Scarf for "Berlin staff" and a match prog.
Then off to Anfield - there seemed to be a million people in the streets already at mid-day , and my usual cafe brekkie opposite the KOP end, and gave pretty Emma one of our t-shirts (she said she would "show off" at the Sandon pub after the game.. (flirted, joked , especially about brown sauce...she is "saucy" .......VERY! :)
I was talking to a Danish man, who brough his wife and 3 kids to Anfield, who did NOT know about Lfc or the points situation or what it was all about. Got his tickets from "Thos. C(r)ook" travel agency.. its a disgrace that even loyal fans cant get tickets - IF they want them..
Picked up a scarf at GBP 8, noticed some sellers were asking for 10 quid - thats also 40 % more than a couple of years ago, ..then to the Arkles (I wont buy tickets from the yankers @ F S G) and waited half - an - hour to get IN, it was packed,, but the atmosphere was moer like the crowded "standing KOp" than the current stadium
|ARKLES pub, hidden by Bizzy-vans|
A reflection of what the commecial obsession has done to OUR CLUB,, the Arkles emptied of Geordies.. who support their team despite no trophies, and filled up with locals & visitors who made a "Kop Atmosphere" singing and shouting and chanting at the cinema-size TV "screen" on one wall, with TVs scattered around the pub, it was packed shoulder-to shoulder , I ushered a little lad to stand in fronty of me to get a "spec" as if on the KOP of our best days & nights...
...as Shanks said "referees know the rules, but dont know the GAME" but for mr the BIAS goes against us, has deeper origins - "they" (FA) dont like our J4t96 protests that expose their corruption and Liverpool always opposed the London snobs & their cronies..
looked better with Agger, not Sakho, and I Prefer Hendo (and dont agree that BR keeps playing Allen) , when Coutinho is fit..he must be included creativity that could have unlocked Chelski too and destroyed Palace , not allowing their "comeback") ..
Where were all these "day -trippers" during the season, ????? inflating the prices and making a "party" ...these are "fans" not SUPPORTERS...
I looked at the stunned audience at Anfield and the difference was remarkable,. sitting watching , not chanting nor singing , whilst we, in the pub , stood and shouted, and sung and urged on OUR team...
Stevie, Magnificent all season delivered THREE free kicks into the box , TWO of which Danny & Danny (Agger & Studge) converted to goals..
When the Geordies lost one and then 2 players through REd Cards; BR should have been shouting instructions to push up ? but we had 6/7 players defending against 2/3 or max. 4 of theirs, its also "defensive" to press & defend in THEIR half and more likely as Shanks, Bob, Joe, Kenny & Rafa knew, to produce a quick route to goal via opponent error under pressure from our team...
I know people disagree, the emotions are strong, but I believe "stand up for the 96!" means proving it was NOT US that caused it, but the murder was by police / stadium neglect and FA politics.. safe standing would PROVE it! ... and IMPROVE the atmosphere that "SOULed out" to the middle class/business class market of the yankers...safe standing is better than seating (because true supporters WILL STAND, automatically)
"Au Revoir" (to my Dream)
.... the Dream
" i dream of her skin.....as smooth as silk
of her lips as drinky as milk
...I dream of her breast , as hard as a pebble..
..and her loins ..oh so vital...
BUT MOST OF ALL...I DREAM OF THE TITLE ... " :)
I just hung around Anfield, just to say "farewell" or rather "au revoir" to the dream...because My "casual date" stood me up (family crisis?) so I went for an
("Halal") Indian meal and an early night, Hatters had over-booked and greedily exploited the demand by doubling the beds and increasing prices by 50% - four in our room that should have been TWO, hardly enough room to squeeze by to get in my bed, and impossible to sleep due to the movement of 4 people in such a small space. I had a "night cap" in the reception bar, that too was expensive, and the noise level high but the mostly young hanging around are obviously "immune" such is the noise they are used to in their daily lives?
The party went on, and most Fans celebrated 2nd.. I did NOT... as I felt we had lost it not that the Citeh had "won it"..(5 point lead with 3 games to go?) ... but Liverpool pubs that night awash with people on the streets, however,I felt .. a strange tiredness, like I have decided to leave a big birthday party, without anyone getting a present..
The bathroom door had a broken lock, the breakfast room was closed when I check out at 07h, I just wanted to get "on the road" monday morning traffic on the M6 typical..
and I cut off across country from the M1, (a 507) to Stanstead.. a fast and effective short-cut.
I had "distributed" t-shirts from our TREdS/FSE charity/anti-discrimination event (Sept. 5-7) to..
Pablo (Alamo, who was friendly & helpful)
Jim, because he insisted on contrtibuting to my taxi costs & helped get me OUT of the car park ! :)
Emma - (cafe) because she is "saucy"
Andy @ Alamo - who found my mobile..
Mariola (at the lodge, as i woke her up at 06h) :)
after I took the rental back, and bussed to the village, had a rare pint of "real ale" at the crown, I had then found the lodge )B & B) , Mariola greeted me and a comfortable room costing the same as hatters ; but with private bathroom, 2 beds, Tv and no noise.. the indian take-away didnt accept my VISA .and the atm didnt work in the corner shop, so I had brekkie that evening..:) and early taxi, (50% cheaper than the airport) and sat at the airport starbucks cafe looking for flight info on the departures screen (not buying their expensive "boutique drinks") then a prompt flight back , sat next to first time tourist; Jasmin, who chatted to her girlfriend non-stop , happy that Pedar was there to take me back to my Tolosi abode.. and a "siesta"...
WE go again..Stevie too, not BRodgers
The BS brigade told us Stevie was "too old" , he is now IMO as good as ever in his influence, similar to Souness ..can dominate the park,, and 2 years younger than Lampard made the MOST "assists " this season.. in the EPL!!! so FU "pundits & fan nies"
Brazil...Stevie....should Hodgon allow the Team to play and not "coach" the creativity OUT of them
..Stevie would accept the small consolation of the ...world cup? :)
PLEASE dont award BR any trophies or awards. for coming from 7th to 2nd, F S G aND HE were "managing expectations" from day 1 of his employment, we should have finished higher last season, and IMO had Rafa or Kenny continued we would have! He could/should have got us to 4/5th , and then this season a) would have been more "difficult" and b) a jump (mostly thanks to SG) would not have seemed so "great"..
Lfc, like many fan nies have been "conditioned" by TV pundits and the commercial media to think "qualification" is a worthy target -
I maintain that "we should aim for the STARS" (Shanks)
... WE are LIVERPOOL = WE are the club and WE GO AGAIN...
back from Anfield. Liverpool awash with people on the streets, even took half an hour sometimes to get INTO pubs.. a strange tiredness, like I have woken up from a big birthday party, but without anyone getting a present.. http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/162699-review-how-the-reds-made-us-all-dream
14511``@Anfield, sunday, hoping for a minor miracle..
For the 96 , for Stevie, & the TEAM..never surrender
We'll fight and no surrender,
We'll fight for the boys in Red,
We'll fight the fight for Liverpool,
The teamS that Shankly bred.
We fought for Kenny Dalglish
We'll fight for Stevie G
We'll fight the fight for Liverpool,
The pride of our REd Army
Two, three, four,
Listen to the Kopites roar,
We dont carry bottles
We dont carry lead
We only carry h*tchets to bury in your head
We are loyal supporters
We all hate MANCS, citeh, leeds and everton
We are the pride of europe
The pride of merseyside
We fight for no surrender
We fight for shanklys pride....
We hate Tottenham Hotspur
we hate Chelski too
& all hate the sh*te across the park ,that play in shirts of Blue
REdNET "bootroom OPINION"
CSE-W> Tomkins ..I agree with some of yr blog, but a) the EPL was much stronger in 09,, b) IF it were possible ;) Rafa's team would have battered BR's startiing 11 last night.. its been a strange season, when fortune has favoured BR not least having Stevie, Luis, Studge & Raheem fit for most of the season had Rafa been that fortunate with Stevie & Torres and had that partnership played a full season together we would have won the league.. but of course BR didnt have to contend with G & H either... BR changed the plan A...which was "barca b" when it didnt work, and he tried "counter" and the credit i give him that he more or less let the team form its own plan around Stevie, but hes young and a novice without having won anything..my basic arguement always was that had we employed Rafa after the disasterous woy, we would have a manager that wins,..Benitez was half way through his 10 years contract..
anyway, too many obvious "coaching errors", Sakho instead of Agger, often Allen instead of Hendo or Coutinho.. when Lucas became fit surely Stevie can move forward.
. and cause more damage..defensive set ups and tinkering just exposed BR and his assistants as naive defensively, but ok if the "fans" want a "cavalry charge coach" then they shouldnt moan when we get it wrong...
as Rafa always said, games are won or lost on attention to detail..
no, few fans care about that , because their attention span is too limited, they want us to go and spend money and make a team like its a video game.. it isnt and thankfully our TEAM and Atletico (and Dortmund last year) show that success is not dependent on dollars - if we had used and improved the 25 talented kids we Rudolfo & Rafa had accumulated at the academy by 2010 , we could have a Team for the next 10 years playing the LIVERPOOL way, instead thats been dispersed ; Rudolfo & Mcparland sacked and FS G s yesmen employed... as always ever since I was a kid our Team has suffered from the boardroom errors bias spin, and even fraudulent behaviour,,. I love our club and more than anything OUR Team.. but it seems only when the financial crisis catches up with footy will "fans" wake up to what we were and what we could be..
I DID predict a top placing BECAUSE the other teams were/are not at their strongest; Citeh, Chelski Spurs & Arsenal all with "problems" and that we may finish something liek 30 points above last seasons's "champions" says more about the decline in the league than our own success, back in 09 We and other EPL sides were regularly in the final stages of the "champions league" BR has been fortunate and I rate the Teams success as an award to Stevie on the field and in the dressing room (as we saw at the end of the citeh game) not BR!
Marie B)(He's got it tactically wrong last 2 games. Every supporter has this season remarked on our poor defence, yet it does seem that the coaching staff and Rodgers didn't have the same opinion. Maybe now they will open their eyes. Also, he never had a plan B which I always considered necessary...........and has been unable to change things when necessary.
Chris F D> Marie, i dont blame the defence (apart from that I would always select Agger before Sakho ) a Team has to defend as a unit, the responsibility lays with BR, "cavalry tactics" always bring a consequence.. True REDS are never happy with "qualification" WE are LIVERPOOL - as Shanks said "aim for ther Stars" ..BR took the credit when we won, now tell the truth.. hes been lucky that Stevie was behind the Team and that Luis Studge & Raheem caught fire at the same time... http://chrismithlog.blogspot.com/2014/05/palace-000-liverpool-six-no-sick.html HE changed the plan a...which was "barca b" when it didnt work, and the credit i give him that he more or less let the team form its own plan around Stevie, but hes young and a novice without having won anything..my basic arguement always was that had we employed Rafa after the disasterous woy, we would have a manager that wins,..Benitez was half way through his 10 years contract.. anyway, too many obvious errors, Sakho instead of Agger, often Allen instead of Hendo or Coutinho.. when Lucas became fit surely Stevie can move forward.. and cause more damage..defensive set ups and tinkering just exposed BR and his assistants as naive defensively, but ok if the "fans" want a "cavaltry charge coach" then they shouldnt moan when we get it wrong...
as Rafa always said, ganes are won or lost on attention to detail.. no fans care about that , because their attention span is too limited, they want us to go and spend money and make a team like its a video game.. it isn't and thankfully our TEAM and Atletico (and Dortmund last year) show that success is not dependent on dollars - if we had used and improved the 25 talented kids we Rudolfo & Rafa had accumulated at the academy by 2010 , we could have a Team for the next 10 years playing the LIVERPOOL way, instead thats been dispersed ; Rudolfo & Mcparland sacked and FS G s yes men employed... as always ever since I was a kid our Team has suffered from the boardroom errors bias and even fraud,,. I love our club and more than anything OUR Team.. but it seems only when the financial crisis catches up with footy will "fans" wake up to what we were and what we could be..
|the moment BR got it all wrong, taking RS not Allen off for Coutinho (who shd have started??|
palace NIL Liverpool SiX? no, SICK! ...
naive BR! ..exposed his tactical naivety in last 2 games ... leaving Agger & Coutinho on the bench.. playing Sakho & Allen ..wrong!
I will be unpopular, again, i know..
No one ever wants to hear the truth, but I have said this since day 1, not just now, in bitterness and shame of probably throwing this title away..
I am still old enough to remember the glory days of May, but somehow, this hurts even more.,..because it WAS in our hands 2 games ago...
BR has been found out...
@ 0-3 Palace were nothing, but, Luis looked jaded, so take him off, I shouted at BR (via TV) no one listens to me!, or Allen, yes, he scored a goal but ...nothing else.. I can pass sideways too... the referee gave us nothing but it was still possible to chalk up a big scoreline and put pressure on mercenary citeh..
and Sakho, made ONLY one decent forward pass in 45 mins, Danny Agger must be spitting blood...? ...he is 10 times the player Sakho is..
with Studge back, dont YOU want Coutinho on, to supply those slick cutting passes?? , which Allen cant do...
Jeez, we had more possesion in THEIR pen area in the first half than the
Yes, Luis , you should cry, you wasted a LOT of chances, but, I cry for all the supporters that went to London, some without a return train, thanks to the "sly tv Premiere league"
I keep saying BR is a novice, tonight i wish he'ds have proven me wrong
...and Moses for Studge??? if Studge had one leg he woudl be more effective than Moses
sick, but ...miracles are needed... its not over, but FFS, true REdS , supporters, when will you wake up and realise F S G & their employee is not OURS!???
http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/162435-dramatic-palace-response-denies-reds== the "experts" against us ? could be a good sign, f*ck the b'stards @ the SLY premiere league that force our supporters to go to London on a monday night .. WE are LIVERPOOL and we dont care about YOU! stuff yr "billionaires club"http://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/article/165/9296548/reds-claims-are-crystal- (barnes???)
I am, as usual getting the adrenalin flowing, always the same, but good to be so close with just days to go, we need a "minor miracle" but its OUrs - whatever happens we are the team of the season.. thanks to Stevie more than anyone.. and for him alone as much as myself , I hope we get the dream
I was discussing this last eventful week with my printer, (Lfc Fan), and wondered just what went through Fernando Torres 's mind having played his only two previous clubs inside a week, assisting one crucial goal against our REdS, and scoring another (without celebration) against his boyhood club ;
Atletico , whom he captained from the age of 19! .. then saw them proceed to th champions league without him, and perhaps Lfc also suceed absent Nando.
|Was he talking to "Woy" ???? :)|
We had already lost Alonso, because of G & H "policy" ..
Nando stayed on during the dark days of Purslows spinning the boardroom and dressing rooms politics, aparently back-stabbing Rafa and Kenny & foreign players he didnt like, enabling the disasterous "woy".. Mascherano also couldnt stomach the "BS in the office!"
& Hodgson playing route 1 "alehouse football" was unlikely to keep Torres at our club, especially as Torres left A.Madrid because "I dont wanto be the only match-winner and I want to win trophies"..must today see the irony of last night, good luck Atletico for smashing Jose's bu (btw _ i dont blame the tactics, but Maureens "nasty tricks brigade" that are part of Chelski) and GODD LUCK Atletico!
but most of all Torres must look at Stevie, and consider "he might just have had it all"
OUR MAN ,
OUR TEAM ;
p.s. hoped everton would beat citeh and we too would get 3 points @ palace..
CS> just watch how "results" and PR can cover up basic errors and obvious business.. its easy to promote a club with 30 million customers, its to the detrement of Lfc (boardroom) management of the last 20-30 years that they didn't take advantage and promote LFc "OWN" products & services etc, easy to get sponsors now,
F S G have off-loaded about 20 promising young players that Rafa/ Rudolfo / Kenny developed at the Academy, F S G's committee have signed...? (apart from Coutinho & Studge?) not one that YOU could say is certain to be a regular whilst they offload Pepe, and play games with Agger, and Glen's Contract... ?
what makes u think that Ayre & co will not waste money again this summer?? who is really gonna make a difference.. may as well trust the kids.. ... dont get fooled again?
Harvey> p,s, CFD has left this page..
Aspas? came on (why?) would make more sense to play a quality man like Agger , Aspas passed the ball TWICE ..to blues... (and of course BR continues to play Allen....his boy..)
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again.... "... the Dream"
" i dream of her skin
.....as smooth as silk
of her lips as drinky as milk
...I dream of her breast,
as hard as a pebble..
..and her loins
..oh so vital...
BUT, MOST OF ALL...
I DREAM OF THE TITLE ... " :)
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