Liverpool thread 2017/18

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  1. citytilllidie

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    Apparently 5 teams max. So, 4th place gets bummed out. Chelsea win CL, Arsenal win EL, United finish 4th.
     
  2. Pam

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    They write tragic poems about this.
     
  3. squirtyflower

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    The only defeat I've been gutted about all season
     
  4. inchy14

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    When you’re as optimistic and confident as you lot with fuck all to back it up it becomes delusion.

    #weredeluded
     
  5. kemlyn17

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    All of us get nervous and pessimistic before games, but surely once you are in the ground and it kicks off, you hav to believe we will win. Yeah, maybe it is delusion. But its better than being defeatist.
     
  6. mad4city

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    I don't know if you have read Shankly's autobiography but I have.
    At the beginning of Chapter 7, he describes how he was struggling to get the board to stump up £3k (ea) for two (unnamed) players. He then hails "a man of vision", Eric Sawyer - director of Littlewood's Pools for arranging the investment that allowed (the then second division Liverpool) spend £30,000 each on Yeats and St John. He then mentions, in passing, the "surprise" and "negativity" this caused in the media of the day.
    Now, firstly, I'm not surprised if you haven't read the great man's autobiography. There's no reason why you should. You're a football fan, not a history student. There's lots written every about your club and - let's face it, it's only the words of the guy who started it all. Hey, Liverpool FC did ban the book from the club shop for 25 years. So, y'know, let's not let the uncomfortable version of history spoil the narrative.
    Secondly though, you're suggestion that Littlewood's bankrolling Liverpool's success is revisionist nonsense is, itself, utter bollocks. Either that or you know more about how the roots of modern-day Liverpool were financed than Bill Shankly did.
     
  7. kemlyn17

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    Its not a secret that Eric Sawyer was brought in to help with transfers and Yeats and St John came in after he was appointed to the board. But that isnt the point I made. The myth is that Liverpool were outspending everyone else and that isnt true. Whilst we were paying less than 40,000 for St John, United were paying over 100,000 for Law.
     
  8. mad4city

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    As it should be. United we're a division ahead of ye and Law (brace yourself) was a top player whose previous transfer (from City) broke a British record.
    And when Liverpool were established, they broke that record again, bringing another player down from Scotland.
    And by the way, Eric Sawyer wasn't "brought in to help", he invested, just like his partners on the board did, just like Abramovich does at Chelsea and oh, I'm sure you can think of other examples.
     
  9. aguero93:20

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    I was born in 1985, can't actually remember the dippers winning the league.
     
  10. kemlyn17

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    Yeah, that record was broken in 1977 using record money gained from Hamburg and well after titles and European trophies had been won. I wonder why Everton didnt do the same, seen as Littlewoods were far more involved with them. To compare the investment to Abramovich and others is out of all proportion.
     
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