Trending Topics

      Next match: Leeds v LFC [Premier League] Mon 19th Apr @ 8:00 pm
      Elland Road

      Today is the 16th of April and on this date LFC's match record is P30 W15 D7 L8

      You and Liverpool: Why?

      Read 2307 times
      0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      You and Liverpool: Why?
      Mar 09, 2021 11:17:50 am
      As a bit of a discussion is going on in a match thread thought no harm having a topic on it..

      Why or how did you come to support Liverpool? Scousers can answer to as you coukd have easily have gone with Marine or Southport 😉
      Lallana in Pyjamas
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 2,137 posts | 914 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #1: Mar 09, 2021 11:27:23 am
      Born in Chester  ;)

      Two uncles

      One a bluenose

      The other a Liverpool fan - my mum had to go to Ireland quickly whilst my dad was away whilst I was 6 - the bluenose uncle who was my fav couldnt look after me as he was in London for the weekend watching Everton

      So my miserable Uncle who supported Liverpool had to take me ( owned my mum
      Money  :lmao:) - he took me to a game , he and I loved it and I spent the next decade plus going every weekend with until Hillsborough- he hasn’t been to a game since  :(


      srslfc
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 27,575 posts | 2789 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #2: Mar 09, 2021 11:33:40 am
      Born and raised County Down.

      Two uncles on Mum's side Liverpool all their life and I guess it filtered to me through my Mum.

      Over here in the 80's it pretty much was one of us, Everton, United, Arsenal and Spurs people took to.

      Have a good friend who's a Blue, two cousins Spurs fans.
      « Last Edit: Mar 09, 2021 06:46:39 pm by srslfc »
      LFC PAUL
      • Forum Kevin Keegan
      • ***

      • 337 posts | 34 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #3: Mar 09, 2021 11:44:14 am
      Well I've just had my 60th birthday and I started supporting the Reds when watching the infamous 1971 FA Cup Final v Arsenal on TV, also my dad worked on the railway with Liverpool lads and fans so it wasn't hard, enjoyed the ride since most notably the 1977 European Cup win v Borussia, absolutely awesome as a 16 year old that, and all the downs of the 1990s not so good too!
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #4: Mar 09, 2021 11:57:15 am
      Bit of a mixed bag over here. Lot of fans follow clubs due to connections with Irish players  for example a lot of people in their 60s follow Leeds because of Giles. Huge utd fanbase but Id guess were the majority, certainly most vocal and psssionate in pubs etc.

      Personally my da always said its down to him. He loved everything about the club back in the 70s, how we played and how we operated off the pitch..Had we not won a thing he would have pushed me towards the club for those 2 reasons.

      My earliest memory is aroumd 82, probably the league cup final v Spurs. Watching this thing on the telly and remembering nothing other then an all red kit that grabbed my attention. Not long after I had my favourite kit ever, the all yellow crown paints with the red stripes down it. Game set and match

      First time I ever set foot in Liverpool then was the final piece, not that it was needed..Everything about the place and its people just fitted for me perfectly. Hard to sum up actually how I feel about it

      Love the club and love the city
      HamannsTheMan
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,644 posts | 1651 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #5: Mar 09, 2021 12:28:31 pm
      My mums side are all blues. She has three brothers who all follow that sh*te home and away, plus my cousin went too who I was very close with and idolised growing up. They were desperate to take me with them too.

      At that time, my cousin who is a little bit older than me, had an Everton kit and wore it everywhere he went and I was jealous and wanted a footy kit too, to be like him.

      So my dad, who is a massive red, was in a panic because he worked shifts back then and couldn’t take me the match. He was worried my uncles would take me and I’d become a blue. So he said that he would buy me a football kit under one condition, it had to be a Liverpool one, which I agreed because I was just desperate for a footy kit. Any kit.

      So my dad buys me the Liverpool kit which I proudly wore to my Nan’s house the next day to show all my uncles and cousin, and then a few weeks later my dad took me to my first ever Liverpool match which was a league cup game at Anfield (a night game too which is much more exciting for a five year old) against Fulham. We won 5-0 and Fowler scored all five. I fell in love with Liverpool properly from that day on and Fowler has been my hero since and still is to this day.

      heimdall
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 13,686 posts | 2709 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #6: Mar 09, 2021 12:29:59 pm
      Had no particular interest in club football until I was invited up to a hospitality event by Carlsberg in mid 90's, fell in love with the club instantly.
      brezipool
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 4,946 posts | 465 
      • COME ON THE REDMEN !
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #7: Mar 09, 2021 12:30:11 pm
      Moved from Motherwell to notts during 1978/79 ( I think), I was 6 yrs old, started watching footi on tv with my dad, discovered the King kenny playing for Liverpool and winning everything, with all these other brilliant scottish players. Also wankers at school all supported forest, they were all little scumbags, so I wasnt supporting forest.

      Came back to scotland 5 years later, still follow the mighty reds on TV, hardly miss a game ever.
      Davbro
      • Forum Gary McAllister
      • *

      • 88 posts | 17 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #8: Mar 09, 2021 12:31:11 pm
      As I said in the other thread, I have no idea why I chose Liverpool. All I remember is my Dad was a musician and not into football so my Gran took me into town when I was 4 and told me to choose a team. There were ribbons of all the clubs and my eyes were drawn to the Liverbird, so she bought me it and I stuck it on my door and it was my team for life. Think it was 85 so I had to endure a terrible time in school in the 90's with all the Manure supporters. Main teams people supported in Belfast in those days were Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs. Then when you get older, go to Liverpool, feel the city, meet more and more supporters, embrace the music, you then understand that it's more than a football club. I know it sounds cliche but even in one of the Boss nights with my brother, we were saying there is no other club like this in the world and it goes beyond football. Sorry for the long post but just felt like expressing what it means even though I'm not from the city.
      bazspeedman
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 14,524 posts | 2034 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #9: Mar 09, 2021 12:46:17 pm
      Started supporting Liverpool around 7 or 8. No other Pool supporters in my family all Arsenal god love them. Earliest memory is watching Pool v Mancs game on BBC at my cousins house. I can still remember as it was my first experience of that all encompassing excitement and atmosphere of a footy game. King Kenny came off the bench it was towards the end of his player/manager career, and I still recall the impression it made on me when he ran on to the pitch. He just had this special aura about him, and the fans went nuts it was incredible. That's when I knew Liverpool was the one and only football club for me.
      brezipool
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 4,946 posts | 465 
      • COME ON THE REDMEN !
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #10: Mar 09, 2021 01:41:00 pm
      ps. My middle brother and some cousins from notts all copied me and started supporting the Reds. ;-)
      FL Red
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 25,569 posts | 4133 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #11: Mar 09, 2021 01:47:16 pm
      As you might imagine, growing up in the states, I wasn't really even exposed to "soccer" that much. Especially growing up in the redneck area of southeastern Ohio where I did. There were three sports, football (American), baseball and basketball. It wasn't until I went to college that I was exposed to soccer. I lived with some guys that played for the college. So started watching their games,  started learning about the game (the one guy was a hardcore Juventus fan being Italian). Found that I really loved the sport, started playing a little bit, but the Premier League wasn't even on my radar. It wasn't till years after when I did some overseas travel that I was able to catch some Champion's League games on television. I was instantly drawn to Torres and Gerrard and the all red Carlsberg kit. So I can't say that there was any necessary connection to the history of the club or anything like that. It was all happenstance I guess. But better than somehow becoming a United fan I suppose.

      I've taken many a Google Maps street view adventure around the city...hoping I get to visit some day.
      +10
      Reply
      harrydunn08
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 5,411 posts | 756 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #12: Mar 09, 2021 02:08:00 pm
      As you might imagine, growing up in the states, I wasn't really even exposed to "soccer" that much. Especially growing up in the redneck area of southeastern Ohio where I did. There were three sports, football (American), baseball and basketball. It wasn't until I went to college that I was exposed to soccer. I lived with some guys that played for the college. So started watching their games,  started learning about the game (the one guy was a hardcore Juventus fan being Italian). Found that I really loved the sport, started playing a little bit, but the Premier League wasn't even on my radar. It wasn't till years after when I did some overseas travel that I was able to catch some Champion's League games on television. I was instantly drawn to Torres and Gerrard and the all red Carlsberg kit. So I can't say that there was any necessary connection to the history of the club or anything like that. It was all happenstance I guess. But better than somehow becoming a United fan I suppose.

      I've taken many a Google Maps street view adventure around the city...hoping I get to visit some day.

      I've got a similar story to FL.  Growing up in rural southern Indiana, we didn't have access to soccer on tv or even the internet in those days (early 90's).  Soccer was really just something parents signed their kids up for when they were 5 or 6 years old to get them to run around and be active.  I played every sport (baseball, basketball, football, and soccer) all through my youth.  Around the age of 12, I lost interest in both baseball and American football and focused on soccer and basketball.  This is where Liverpool came into the picture.  It was the summer of 98 and I was on summer break.  For the first time in my life, soccer was on the tele -- World Cup 98.  I fell in love!!  I was immediately drawn to Michael Owen.  I begged my mom to buy me a soccer video game for the N64 -- it was Fifa 99.  I started playing as Liverpool because I wanted to be Michael Owen.  I started looking for Michael Owen and Liverpool info online (the internet was just becoming main stream and accessible in my area).  I carried on in this manner for a few years, and then for my 16th birthday I asked my parents for a cable subscription to Fox Sports Network -- the only channel we had access to that showed a significant amount of footie.  This was circa 2002 and I got to actually watch LFC highlights and experience some of the success under Houllier and then the transition to Rafa.  When Owen left for Madrid, my heart stayed in Liverpool.  Stevie became my new hero and I never looked back. 

      Cheers to Brian - this is a nice fun thread and much needed right now. 
      HuytonRed
      • Forum Youth Player

      • 12 posts |
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #13: Mar 09, 2021 02:13:16 pm
      Born and raised in Huyton.  Both parents Liverpool supporters, and my Dad a regular on the Kop.  I have vague memories of him going to the '74 Cup Final, but clear memories of sitting by the radio in '76 when he went to Wolves where we needed to win or get a low-scoring draw to win the league in the last game of the season.  Wolves needed a win to stay up, and were achieving this until 15 minutes from time.  3 late LFC goals signaled the start of a sustained period of success.  By the next season I was following more closely, and went to my first game early 1978.
      I now have 4 LFC-loving sons (and 2 LFC-aware daughters!) - and seeing us win the league again with them last year (from afar - living in USA now) was fantastic.
      HamannsTheMan
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,644 posts | 1651 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #14: Mar 09, 2021 03:21:30 pm
      My mums side are all blues. She has three brothers who all follow that sh*te home and away, plus my cousin went too who I was very close with and idolised growing up. They were desperate to take me with them too.

      At that time, my cousin who is a little bit older than me, had an Everton kit and wore it everywhere he went and I was jealous and wanted a footy kit too, to be like him.

      So my dad, who is a massive red, was in a panic because he worked shifts back then and couldn’t take me the match. He was worried my uncles would take me and I’d become a blue. So he said that he would buy me a football kit under one condition, it had to be a Liverpool one, which I agreed because I was just desperate for a footy kit. Any kit.

      So my dad buys me the Liverpool kit which I proudly wore to my Nan’s house the next day to show all my uncles and cousin, and then a few weeks later my dad took me to my first ever Liverpool match which was a league cup game at Anfield (a night game too which is much more exciting for a five year old) against Fulham. We won 5-0 and Fowler scored all five. I fell in love with Liverpool properly from that day on and Fowler has been my hero since and still is to this day.



      And I was obviously going to make sure my little lad grew up a red too. Here we are at wembley in 2019 for the community shield game v City in our si senor tops! My dad took this photo too, three generations together, what footballs all about.
      +10
      Reply
      heimdall
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 13,686 posts | 2709 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #15: Mar 09, 2021 03:47:20 pm


      And I was obviously going to make sure my little lad grew up a red too. Here we are at wembley in 2019 for the community shield game v City in our si senor tops! My dad took this photo too, three generations together, what footballs all about.

      Nice photo.
      MarkMitt
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,749 posts | 325 
      • Give it your best every time!
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #16: Mar 09, 2021 03:48:51 pm
      My family originate from Wirral, although I’ve always lived south. Since I was a young kid, 4 or 5 years of age, I’ve followed the reds and clearly remember us losing Keegan but signing Kenny. Unbelievable. Had an uncle that used to take me to games occasionally, even though he wasn’t one of us. Throughout my adult life, for one reason or other, I haven’t been to Anfield as many times as I would have wanted, but still go with my eldest daughter every now and again. We love the atmosphere in the ground and the vibe in the city is just different to everywhere else, from people in the street, to cabbies. Just the salt of the earth really.
      Tayls
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 5,289 posts | 471 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #17: Mar 09, 2021 03:56:37 pm
      My mums side are all blues. She has three brothers who all follow that sh*te home and away, plus my cousin went too who I was very close with and idolised growing up. They were desperate to take me with them too.

      At that time, my cousin who is a little bit older than me, had an Everton kit and wore it everywhere he went and I was jealous and wanted a footy kit too, to be like him.

      So my dad, who is a massive red, was in a panic because he worked shifts back then and couldn’t take me the match. He was worried my uncles would take me and I’d become a blue. So he said that he would buy me a football kit under one condition, it had to be a Liverpool one, which I agreed because I was just desperate for a footy kit. Any kit.

      So my dad buys me the Liverpool kit which I proudly wore to my Nan’s house the next day to show all my uncles and cousin, and then a few weeks later my dad took me to my first ever Liverpool match which was a league cup game at Anfield (a night game too which is much more exciting for a five year old) against Fulham. We won 5-0 and Fowler scored all five. I fell in love with Liverpool properly from that day on and Fowler has been my hero since and still is to this day.



      Interesting on the family split red/blue - do you think that's more or less common nowadays?

      I was born in London, but my dad's side of the family are Liverpudlians. My grandad grew up in bowscale road, though by the time my dad had been born they'd jumped over the Mersey and settled in Birkenhead. My dad moved to London, met my mum and I grew up here. Like a few others though my family are split red and blue, with my dad unfortunately a blue. Luckily for me my grandad and uncle both swayed me with a Liverpool shirt and bed covers with Redknapp, Macca, Collymore and others plastered over them. My grandad passed some months after Madrid, and I was gutted he didn't live long enough to see us finally cross the line and lift the league again, but it makes me happy he left this legacy of supporting the reds to me, and I'll cherish the memory I have of us finally getting to visit Anfield together many years ago.
      billythered
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,967 posts | 3006 
      • From Doubters to Champions of the World
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #18: Mar 09, 2021 04:07:13 pm
      Born N bred in a skidmark town called Johnstone 12 miles from Glasgow, surrounded by Neanderthal Rangers and Celtic fuckwits and their sectarian religious bullshit, from aged 6 or 7 got taken to ibrox and like any kid was really excited to be at any live football, of course as I got older i realised what songs were sung and who it was aimed at, this was early 70’s and the height of the troubles in Ireland, I went to a different school to that of a lot of my mates, so quickly learned how to behave in that kind of environment, a environment I hated if I’m totally honest, I would play football with these lads probably most days after school but come the weekend go to ibrox, it was madness, how can I go to a game of football and sing sectarian bigoted songs, then play football with those the songs were targeted at ?

      In the end I made a decision that didn’t best please some of those I hung with, this was 1976 and motd would show English football, we had sport scene in Scotland, I was immediately attracted to Liverpool because one, I liked the all Red kit, and two one of my good mates suggested we draw lots to see which team to support, we did it twice, firstly all the Scottish teams except Rangers & Celtic, then all the then English first division teams,

      I drew out Partick Thistle, or Partick nil as they are sometimes called, you can stop laughing now, and then unbelievably I drew out Liverpool, and the rest as they say is history, talk about fate, i came down South in ‘82’ and within a few weeks became part of a LFC supporter club, and then became a regular kopite for the next ten years, sometimes the Paddock,

      There is definitely something special about you Scousers, apart from the fact you are all f***in nutters, we Weegies are of a similar background and probably why we have such an affinity, we are basically the same except you lot talk dead funny 😄 , but I love the bones of ye.

      Scots N Scouse with a tinge of Irish, Nothing Better !




                                                                                Y  N  W  A



      DanMann
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,494 posts | 623 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #19: Mar 09, 2021 04:09:42 pm
      No idea. Too young to remember - can't even pinpoint the age I started. No doubt Liverpool were winning trophies at the time  :f_whistle:
      MarkMitt
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,749 posts | 325 
      • Give it your best every time!
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #20: Mar 09, 2021 04:17:25 pm
      Great topic btw, nice to escape from the other stuff that happens elsewhere in this forum. We all have a common interest here and although it’s fun to argue (sometimes), it’s also very nice to come into a thread with none...
      Isaac!
      • Forum John Barnes
      • ***

      • 413 posts | 109 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #21: Mar 09, 2021 05:11:01 pm
      Born and raised in Huyton.  Both parents Liverpool supporters, and my Dad a regular on the Kop.  I have vague memories of him going to the '74 Cup Final, but clear memories of sitting by the radio in '76 when he went to Wolves where we needed to win or get a low-scoring draw to win the league in the last game of the season.  Wolves needed a win to stay up, and were achieving this until 15 minutes from time.  3 late LFC goals signaled the start of a sustained period of success.  By the next season I was following more closely, and went to my first game early 1978.
      I now have 4 LFC-loving sons (and 2 LFC-aware daughters!) - and seeing us win the league again with them last year (from afar - living in USA now) was fantastic.

      This is like Sicilians and the mafia. You're a made lad!
      firminofanboy1
      • Forum Dean Saunders
      • *

      • 63 posts | 14 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #22: Mar 09, 2021 05:18:29 pm
      Funnily enough mine was after the Luis Garcia ghost goal in the semi finals against Chelsea. What happened after that well.... was quite unfortunate though in that my high school years we were garbage :(, Utd were the dominant team and there fanbase was intolerable. I skipped many monday mornings, wouldnt mind I went to school in the west midlands and a high proportion supported WBA. They were doing the double over us back then. Feckin odemwingie ;D
      FATKOPITE10
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 12,275 posts | 2514 
      • Liverpool fc give me tourettes
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #23: Mar 09, 2021 05:43:50 pm
      First game I remember was the 1978 European cup final. I was six, the next few years I was dragged around to watch local teams to satisfy my love of football. Then one day in the late 80's I was given a birthday present to watch the reds at spurs. Then early 90's my dear old dad came home from work and said he met someone in the local liverpool supporters club and could get tickets for home games especially. The rest is history
      TheleftpegofRayKennedy
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 924 posts | 292 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #24: Mar 09, 2021 05:55:07 pm
      What a timely thread to start, Brian, bringing us together at a time when people on other threads are at each other's throats.

      I grew up in an Irish family living in Lincoln of all places, we took a lot of stick from bigots I remember.  My dad took me to see Lincoln City a few times when I was 5 or 6 in the early 70s, and I recall some blokes refusing to allow me to sit on the wall by the pitch, and my dad getting into a push n shove with one of them, lots of scrapping, spitting, pissing and swearing on the terraces around me, lots of flying bog-roll and some hooligans tipping over all of the sky-blue 'invalid carriages' that the old fellas sat in to watch, near the goal.  Madness. 
      And the football?  Don't think I saw much.  I cared even less. 
      In short, I was one scared little lad and told my dad to forget it.  So footie became a rare TV-only treat in our house.

      Then in 1974 we got a colour TV - nobody else had one in the street, so loads of kids and dads came in to watch the FA cup - LFC v Newcastle.  Keegan and Heighway destroyed the Geordies and I was hooked on the red magicians.  The next day I drew my own poster of Keegan with 'Super Kev - Super Steve' in red felt tip.  It stayed on my wall 'til Special K left for Hamburg, and I made a new one of King Kenny. 
      At school, it was all Nottingham Forest - Forest spoiled the party for us a few times in the late 70s I remember - only my mate Mick and I were Reds.  Then his uncle took us both to Liverpool, to Anfield for a game (can't recall which) in about 1978. We were about 10 or 11, and I remember being lifted off my feet and the surge of bodies, and the heat, funny accents and noise.  I got separated from my mate and his uncle but some bigger Scouse lads took pity on me, held me up and looked after me, shared a pie (remember them?) and told me about my favourite players.  I remember Ray Kennedy scoring, I must have been carried forward 30 yards in the celebrations, and he was the absolute spit of my dad, so he became my hero.  At the end, these lads stayed with me until the Kop cleared and my mate and his uncle showed up.  We were all absolutely giddy, just laughing like idiots.
      So that was it.  I'd had my Roman Catholic confirmation, but that was my Liverpool confirmation and guess which I treasured more!  The togetherness and joy of that Anfield day was the total opposite of my early match-day experiences at Lincoln. 

      It's just life, isn't it, supporting Liverpool?  All of life is there, over the years.  Nowadays I get just as excited, just as invested, but I've learned to take the rough with the smooth.  No defeat or run of poor form will ever feel as bad as Hillsborough.  It's all about people, perspective, balance.  And life goes on.

      Anyway, here I am.  53 years old and still that little kid deep down, experiencing the Kop for the first time.  Such sad times now, to see it empty and the ground silent, but this will pass, this awful season will pass and we will be Kings again.  All we need to do is look out for each other, and look after our memories, hopes and dreams.

      YNWA - all of you.

      Redangel
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 6,368 posts | 664 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #25: Mar 09, 2021 06:16:47 pm
      Born and raised in Litherland my Dad was a massive Red so there was no other team I was going to support.
      My cousin’s husband played for Marine And Southport so I used to go and watch him now and then, but he was a Liverpool supporter as well so my fate was sealed, thank God! I remember when we won the FA Cup for the firsttime in 1965, my Dad cried! I of course was a babe in arms! Went to secondary school and met up with a few other girls and we came together to start a fan club for Sir Roger Hunt. Our friend Irene was the driving force, we were the helpers. We stood in the Anfield Road end with our banner over the front railings, Sir Roger Hunt. We had a social for him at Blair Hall in Walton, I got him a pint, I was on cloud nine! We would watch them training at Melwood during half term and would get the bus back to Anfield to wait for them coming out after they’d had their lunch. We always knew when Big Ronn Yeats was on his way, Sloans liniment wafted out a few minutes before him! Bill Shankly once showed me how to take a photograph of my friend with Big Ron, I don’t think he was impressed with my photography skills. While at college I had a part time job in a shop in Waterloo, the owner’s brother, who was a Blue offered me a ticket to the Derby at Goodison as he couldn’t go. I was courting my future husband then, who as a blue thought I should give him the ticket, as obviously it was in the Everton end! Well I didn’t, I went on my own with my Red scarf on, and to be fair they were brilliant, they got me a box to stand on, so I could see, bought me a cup of tea and a pie at half time and toned their language down. We beat them 3-0! Sadly things aren’t the same anymore! So Liverpool have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and nothing will change that!




      +15
      Reply
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #26: Mar 09, 2021 06:28:11 pm
      Love reading these. Keep em coming

      Cant wait to get back over. September 2019 last visit I had, when ee beat Newcastle had me eldest over with me have him on the right path to
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 32,314 posts | 5172 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #27: Mar 09, 2021 06:44:33 pm
      Born and raised in Huyton.  Both parents Liverpool supporters, and my Dad a regular on the Kop.  I have vague memories of him going to the '74 Cup Final, but clear memories of sitting by the radio in '76 when he went to Wolves where we needed to win or get a low-scoring draw to win the league in the last game of the season.  Wolves needed a win to stay up, and were achieving this until 15 minutes from time.  3 late LFC goals signaled the start of a sustained period of success.  By the next season I was following more closely, and went to my first game early 1978.
      I now have 4 LFC-loving sons (and 2 LFC-aware daughters!) - and seeing us win the league again with them last year (from afar - living in USA now) was fantastic.

      This could get interesting!!

      Huyton here, Huyton there, Huyton f**king everywhere.
      redman2907
      • Forum Igor Biscan
      • **

      • 121 posts | 13 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #28: Mar 09, 2021 06:55:14 pm
      I was born in Leicester but I've being going to Liverpool games home/away and in Europe since 1988, ive not missed a final anywere that we have played in since 1989. I helped run a supporters club coach from Leicester for a few years about 7 years ago that brought 50 plus people to Anfield for every home game and a few of us travelled to every away game also by train or cars.   I moved to Liverpool with my wife 3 years ago and we have now brought a house in Norris green, less than 20 minute walk from the ground. I've been a Kop season ticket holder for 30 years now.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Jamie Redknapp
      • ***

      • 309 posts | 196 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #29: Mar 09, 2021 06:57:56 pm
      2002. Didn't come from a football loving family or a hardcore football obsessed community (such is the way on island life).

      The nearest pro club to where I was was Ross County 100 miles away and I certainly didn't want to support Celtic or Rangers as every other kid seemed to be doing! So me and my brother had to find our own way. I suppose the World Cup in Japan and South Korea ignited a love of the game. I loved Michael Owen, Gerrard and Heskey. Even though they played for England I willed them on. Owen especially - such a dart, so cool and effortless at times. He was a star in my mind and such a premier name as well. They all played for Liverpool and I loved the all red kit.  The red and green crest, that Liverbird. Sometimes, it's that simple.

      The real passion was ignited when watching Basle v Liverpool in November 2002. They were 3-0 down but came back to draw 3-3. They still went out of course but I didn't really care. It set me on a road, a journey and an experience that I would never have imagined as an 11 year old back in 02. I have so much to thank Gérard Houllier for (Rest in peace) .

      I can't tell you how much of that joy is down to the experience with fellow supporters (friends and family). These threads are nice because it makes me reflect on a near 20 year obsession with this great club and my favourite memories. But the last year has been painful and has had so little joy, not being able to celebrate or suffer together. Any sense of escapism and innocence reclaimed by watching the team you love dissipates with those cold echoey sounds you hear on the TV when watching games at the moment. It's made me switch off which makes me think I'm a bad supporter. But, I can't resist - at the moment, it is an empty shell of a game. Like the rest of us I want this season over now! But when the time comes, I don't think I'll ever watch another match on my own.
      +10
      Reply
      RedWilly
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 8,395 posts | 1225 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #30: Mar 09, 2021 07:41:34 pm
      Dad and his side of the family all from Liverpool and all big reds, so from as long as I can remember it was never really a choice for my brothers and me, it was just kind of taken that Liverpool was our team. Remember growing up me and my brothers had that cheque green and white kit that reminds me of Robbie Fowler.

      My earliest and clearest memory was my dad taking us to a game in (I think) 2000 vs FC Haka in a Champions league (or maybe uefa cup) qualifier. Think we won 5 1 but all I remember of the match is the lads in front of us singing about Gerard Houllier all game.

      Used to get to the game every now and again with mates and my dad but haven’t been a long time now as living abroad, but returning soon and putting that right. Great thread.
      HamannsTheMan
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,644 posts | 1651 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #31: Mar 09, 2021 08:10:26 pm
      Interesting on the family split red/blue - do you think that's more or less common nowadays?

      I was born in London, but my dad's side of the family are Liverpudlians. My grandad grew up in bowscale road, though by the time my dad had been born they'd jumped over the Mersey and settled in Birkenhead. My dad moved to London, met my mum and I grew up here. Like a few others though my family are split red and blue, with my dad unfortunately a blue. Luckily for me my grandad and uncle both swayed me with a Liverpool shirt and bed covers with Redknapp, Macca, Collymore and others plastered over them. My grandad passed some months after Madrid, and I was gutted he didn't live long enough to see us finally cross the line and lift the league again, but it makes me happy he left this legacy of supporting the reds to me, and I'll cherish the memory I have of us finally getting to visit Anfield together many years ago.

      Great post mate. Sorry to hear about your grandad, I’m sure he was watching and smiling from above.

      Mixed red and blue families is all I’ve ever known. I actually know of quite a lot of people who support one but their dad or brother supports the other! I couldn’t imagine my dad supporting Everton, some of my best and and most cherished memories are when we’ve watched Liverpool together.
      MarkMitt
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,749 posts | 325 
      • Give it your best every time!
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #32: Mar 09, 2021 08:19:19 pm
      Born and raised in Litherland my Dad was a massive Red so there was no other team I was going to support.
      My cousin’s husband played for Marine And Southport so I used to go and watch him now and then, but he was a Liverpool supporter as well so my fate was sealed, thank God! I remember when we won the FA Cup for the firsttime in 1965, my Dad cried! I of course was a babe in arms! Went to secondary school and met up with a few other girls and we came together to start a fan club for Sir Roger Hunt. Our friend Irene was the driving force, we were the helpers. We stood in the Anfield Road end with our banner over the front railings, Sir Roger Hunt. We had a social for him at Blair Hall in Walton, I got him a pint, I was on cloud nine! We would watch them training at Melwood during half term and would get the bus back to Anfield to wait for them coming out after they’d had their lunch. We always knew when Big Ronn Yeats was on his way, Sloans liniment wafted out a few minutes before him! Bill Shankly once showed me how to take a photograph of my friend with Big Ron, I don’t think he was impressed with my photography skills. While at college I had a part time job in a shop in Waterloo, the owner’s brother, who was a Blue offered me a ticket to the Derby at Goodison as he couldn’t go. I was courting my future husband then, who as a blue thought I should give him the ticket, as obviously it was in the Everton end! Well I didn’t, I went on my own with my Red scarf on, and to be fair they were brilliant, they got me a box to stand on, so I could see, bought me a cup of tea and a pie at half time and toned their language down. We beat them 3-0! Sadly things aren’t the same anymore! So Liverpool have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and nothing will change that!






      Just amazing!

      FATKOPITE10
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 12,275 posts | 2514 
      • Liverpool fc give me tourettes
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #33: Mar 09, 2021 09:20:59 pm
      Some great stuff on here, the common bond between us doesn't often get aired on here, a lot of letting off steam and disagreement. A breath of much needed fresh air.
      Klopps Snood
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 609 posts | 471 
      • CHAMPI9NS
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #34: Mar 09, 2021 10:12:16 pm
      I was born in Leicester but I've being going to Liverpool games home/away and in Europe since 1988, ive not missed a final anywere that we have played in since 1989. I helped run a supporters club coach from Leicester for a few years about 7 years ago that brought 50 plus people to Anfield for every home game and a few of us travelled to every away game also by train or cars.   I moved to Liverpool with my wife 3 years ago and we have now brought a house in Norris green, less than 20 minute walk from the ground. I've been a Kop season ticket holder for 30 years now.

      Alright Scott, how ya doing hun?
      Klopps Snood
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 609 posts | 471 
      • CHAMPI9NS
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #35: Mar 09, 2021 10:32:20 pm
      Born in Liverpool a stones throw away from Anfield in Bootle all those years ago and even though I'm not in Liverpool any more...well you can take the girl away from Liverpool but you'll never take Liverpool away from the girl, proud Scouser and always will be.

      All my family on my Mum's side were staunch Reds, my Grandad had a massive influence on me as did my Uncle sadly passed away now but have lots of wonderful memories.

      Like some of the other posters, watched the boys training at Melwood, been a Kop season ticket holder for years, been to 5 European Cup finals (the first 5) and followed the reds all over Europe and the country, met some amazing reds fans along the way including many off this forum and generally had an amazing life supporting the most fantastic club in the world.

      50 pence to watch the lads from the Kop back in the day, wow, have I had some special nights on the standing swaying kop, different now of course but back then it was something else.

      Was lucky enough to do the tour of Anfield end of last season with Keegan my grandson, who is of course a red  :) had our photograph taken with the Premiership, special club all round and very special fans, can't wait till were all back celebrating together, we need each other.

      Be nice, we'll get through this blip and come out the other side, keep the faith Reds.....you will never walk alone, remember the good times and they will be back.
      +12
      Reply
      Isaac!
      • Forum John Barnes
      • ***

      • 413 posts | 109 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #36: Mar 09, 2021 10:34:26 pm
      This could get interesting!!

      Huyton here, Huyton there, Huyton f**king everywhere.

      F**kin hell, I thought you were him. Never looked at the post count and a bit of a surprise you'd gone American, but the lack of swearies should have woken me up.
      Rush Goalie
      • Forum Emlyn Hughes
      • ****

      • 697 posts | 129 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #37: Mar 10, 2021 12:03:44 am
      I'm not from the city but a few miles down the east lancs in Eccleston, St Helens. I was born a red in 79, my Dad grew up all through the 70s getting the bus to Sheil Road and walking up and queuing to get on thd Kop and went to two European Cup Finals so I was never gonna be anything other than a red.. as it should be.
      I fell in love with it though in the 85/86 season, I went to my first game then and I can say 'I saw the King Kenny play'. Rush, Barnes, Aldridge, Beardsley, Hansen and Brucie.. I lived for Liverpool.
      No other club has got what we've got, just look at the Kop on a matchday, our history, our present. Forget this little blip we are f**king brilliant what we've done over the last few seasons, we'll be back and we are so lucky that we've got Jürgen, any proper fan can see how everything and anything hasn't gone for us this year.. The imperfect storm I'm calling it.
      The wait for the league became an obsession for me, I felt like someone had died after that Gerrard slip and seeing Suarez after that Palace game but Jürgen ended that he brought us our holy grail and big ears number 6.. You know what lads it's a big big ask but I'm thinking number 7 is happening this season. I don't know why but I want us stick two fingers up to all the media, pundits and opposition fans who've revelled in our mini demise, knowing how sick it makes them to see us win anything
      UncleBob
      • Forum Billy Liddell
      • ****

      • 541 posts | 106 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #38: Mar 10, 2021 12:09:31 am
      Some interesting reads.
      For me, I met John Barnes and Steve Nicol after they came to play a game at a club where I was playing in the youth team. Obviously being young I was in awe of them. Even Gary Gillespie. He was taller than me when he was sitting down.
      I never made it as a footballer really, though I did get to play quite a bit. Ex red David Thompson (who was great) was a companion of mine in the physio room at one club but I was already doing my coaching badges then. I never got to the dream heights of nicol and ablett and co.
      So yeah; for me, as a toddler I was a forest fan, but meeting Liverpool lads and watching them first hand was inspiring. Forest weren’t too bad then either....
      I got to play with mark Walters as well in the states for some promotional thing, and he was so skilful and quick I couldn’t work out why he never really made it here. Along with prytz, Walters was the best player I played with.
      But all ex reds talk about their time at anfield: even ogrizovic.

      So yeah; I wasn’t born a red. I was just introduced to some and was lucky enough to play or coach with some and it rubbed off on me.

      HuytonRed
      • Forum Youth Player

      • 12 posts |
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #39: Mar 10, 2021 01:20:37 am
      This could get interesting!!

      Huyton here, Huyton there, Huyton f**king everywhere.

      Yes - I remember this from 9 years ago - when I last posted on here!  Happy to bow to seniority and change my name to NabyLad, if that would help, and someone can make the change for me.
      Robby The Z
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,287 posts | 2005 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #40: Mar 10, 2021 02:20:18 am
      Not nearly as good a back story as some of you have. I had a growing interest in world football from the 1982 World Cup and knew about Liverpool, but didn't have a team that I "supported" yet. I just liked reading about football and watching as the game became more prominent over here (never used to be on TV here before the 90s).

      I was in UK for the first time in 1998 to write a magazine article about the Old Firm rivalry. I visted a number of grounds and liked it all, but when I took the opportunity to catch a Liverpool-Newcastle game on Dec. 28, 1998 my life was truly changed. I sat in the press area, walked out the tunnel and everything. The scene outside the ground, the crowd, the one-of-a-kind atmosphere that clearly had a role in the team fighting back from 2-0 down to win 4-2, I'd just never seen or experienced anything like it. Been over a half-dozen times now and hoping I can make it one more time before my days are done but finances may not allow it. Have grown to love them more than anything on earth except my family. There's really no explanation for it, but also no denying it.

      Brian - this maybe the best thread I've seen since I joined the boards 5 or 6 years ago. Much needed positivity as well.
      +11
      Reply
      Gill95
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 1,473 posts | 418 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #41: Mar 10, 2021 05:23:30 am
      Strange but a simple story. 2002, had my first playstation. Booted up Winning eleven. "Manchester United" was well known by then. So me and brother decided to take Liverpool, just because we felt that the name was cool  ;D

      Used to read a bit of sports newspaper back then, saw that Liverpool had fair few English national players ala, Owen, Gerrard, Carragher. And during 2005, we started watching the team. Still remember a bit about the FA cup win in 2006.
      heimdall
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 13,686 posts | 2709 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #42: Mar 10, 2021 08:58:40 am
      Strange but a simple story. 2002, had my first playstation. Booted up Winning eleven. "Manchester United" was well known by then. So me and brother decided to take Liverpool, just because we felt that the name was cool  ;D

      Used to read a bit of sports newspaper back then, saw that Liverpool had fair few English national players ala, Owen, Gerrard, Carragher. And during 2005, we started watching the team. Still remember a bit about the FA cup win in 2006.

      That has got to win the award for most random way to start supporting Liverpool, but once the bug bites you are hooked. :-)
      David Wright
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 3,801 posts | 355 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #43: Mar 10, 2021 10:35:39 am
      I remember always watching wrestling on tv on a Saturday afternoon, this particular Saturday was cup final afternoon in May 1965. I remember vividly watching the final Leeds v Liverpool on a black & white tv at home. I had been to Liverpool on a few shopping trips & loved the big stores especially going on the escalators etc. Naturally I wanted Liverpool to win !

      I was only 11 years old at the time, do not remember much about the match, only the 2 - 1 win for Liverpool, with Roger Hunt & Ian St John scoring . Ever since then I have been an avid fan of Liverpool through thick & thin. I have always enjoyed the atmosphere of Anfield whenever I have been to see a game. I think it is a great sight seeing the Kop in full flow singing waving their flags an banners.

      I had a mate who I came to a number of games with who very sadly passed  away last April, I often think of him when the Reds are playing. I will always be a Liverpool fan. I am now 67 years old and still follow every game one way or another, hoping for better times ahead !
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #44: Mar 10, 2021 12:04:45 pm
      Just to add some of the things Im most proud of about supporting this club are things not to do with winning.

      As a kid seeing the masses on the Kop applaud the opposition goalkeepers

      1989, losing to Arsenal in the last seconds to lose out on the title but our crowd staying to applaud the new champions, that was different class.

      Applauding outstanding football or goals scored by the opposition

      Standing up for what we believe is right to stand up for

      And of course the support given throughout Hillsborough ftom.the day it happenned through to today..

      I wasnt born into this I had a choice, of sorts, but f**k me any other choice would have led to a far less happier time as a football fan
      « Last Edit: Mar 10, 2021 01:09:25 pm by Brian78 »
      shawspeed
      • Forum Ronnie Moran
      • ***

      • 398 posts | 72 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #45: Mar 10, 2021 12:48:39 pm
      This could get interesting!!

      Huyton here, Huyton there, Huyton f**king everywhere.

      I was born and raised in Huyton but left when I was 5 to move to woolybackland.

      My dad was a red and used to go the matches. I remember my dad putting pictures of players up on my bedroom wall.

      Never got to go the match with my dad when I was a kid but remember being on Queens Drive or outside my Gran's in Park Road in the Dingle watching trophies getting paraded on the open topped bus year after year.

      Have taken my dad to a few European matches in recent years which has been nice.
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 32,314 posts | 5172 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #46: Mar 10, 2021 01:25:35 pm
      Yes - I remember this from 9 years ago - when I last posted on here!  Happy to bow to seniority and change my name to NabyLad, if that would help, and someone can make the change for me.

      Nah keep it, there's no space and it's good to see other fellow Huyton reds about the place!!

      FL Red
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 25,569 posts | 4133 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #47: Mar 10, 2021 01:38:18 pm
      Not nearly as good a back story as some of you have. I had a growing interest in world football from the 1982 World Cup and knew about Liverpool, but didn't have a team that I "supported" yet. I just liked reading about football and watching as the game became more prominent over here (never used to be on TV here before the 90s).

      I was in UK for the first time in 1998 to write a magazine article about the Old Firm rivalry. I visted a number of grounds and liked it all, but when I took the opportunity to catch a Liverpool-Newcastle game on Dec. 28, 1998 my life was truly changed. I sat in the press area, walked out the tunnel and everything. The scene outside the ground, the crowd, the one-of-a-kind atmosphere that clearly had a role in the team fighting back from 2-0 down to win 4-2, I'd just never seen or experienced anything like it. Been over a half-dozen times now and hoping I can make it one more time before my days are done but finances may not allow it. Have grown to love them more than anything on earth except my family. There's really no explanation for it, but also no denying it.

      Brian - this maybe the best thread I've seen since I joined the boards 5 or 6 years ago. Much needed positivity as well.


      How could you say this isn't a great back story? Fantastic one if I'm honest.
      what-a-hit-son
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 15,190 posts | 3961 
      • @MrPrice1979
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #48: Mar 10, 2021 02:04:20 pm
      How could you say this isn't a great back story? Fantastic one if I'm honest.

      Yup
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #49: Mar 10, 2021 02:10:47 pm
      Kenny, Rush, Brucie, Lawro, Nicol, Gillespie, Ronnie, Mcmahon, Molby, Jockey. Hook line and sinker

      Barnes, Beardsley, Aldo, Staunton awe struck

      Redknapp, Jones, Mcmanaman, Fowler....these came in at my most influential age. Never got over the line but thses probably pushed me over the edge as in full out passion as in fights in school defending them and pure idolisation. Great time for me even if not a lot of trophies floating about!!

      Waffling a bit now sorry
      srslfc
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 27,575 posts | 2789 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #50: Mar 10, 2021 02:13:34 pm
      Kenny, Rush, Brucie, Lawro, Nicol, Gillespie, Ronnie, Mcmahon, Molby, Jockey. Hook line and sinker

      Barnes, Beardsley, Aldo, Staunton awe struck

      Redknapp, Jones, Mcmanaman, Fowler....these came in at my most influential age. Never got over the line but thses probably pushed me over the edge as in full out passion as in fights in school defending them and pure idolisation. Great time for me even if not a lot of trophies floating about!!

      Waffling a bit now sorry

      Lost count of how many times I watched the 87/88 review VHS when I was a kid.

      brezipool
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 4,946 posts | 465 
      • COME ON THE REDMEN !
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #51: Mar 10, 2021 03:03:14 pm
      Just to add some of the things Im most proud of about supporting this club are things not to do with winning.

      As a kid seeing the masses on the Kop applaud the opposition goalkeepers

      1989, losing to Arsenal in the last seconds to lose out on the title but our crowd staying to applaud the new champions, that was different class.

      Applauding outstanding football or goals scored by the opposition

      Standing up for what we believe is right to stand up for

      And of course the support given throughout Hillsborough ftom.the day it happenned through to today..

      I wasnt born into this I had a choice, of sorts, but f**k me any other choice would have led to a far less happier time as a football fan

      TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS !!!
      Brian78
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****
      • Started Topic

      • 16,691 posts | 1929 
      • A Liverbird upon my chest
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #52: Mar 10, 2021 03:04:36 pm
      Lost count of how many times I watched the 87/88 review VHS when I was a kid.



      Id say some are wondering what vhs is pal 😂😂
      noggin
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 1,594 posts | 129 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #53: Mar 10, 2021 04:14:27 pm
      Year was 1974, I was at a cub scout weekend at the Wroughton Science Museum, and since the weather was atrocious we were allowed to watch the FA Cup Final, we were picking a side to cheer for, I chose Liverpool, especially as KK was one of my favourite players, been a supporter ever since, through good times and the not so good times.
      FL Red
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 25,569 posts | 4133 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #54: Mar 10, 2021 04:55:59 pm
      Id say some are wondering what vhs is pal 😂😂

      He dated himself ;D
      billythered
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,967 posts | 3006 
      • From Doubters to Champions of the World
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #55: Mar 10, 2021 05:00:47 pm
      Just to add some of the things Im most proud of about supporting this club are things not to do with winning.

      As a kid seeing the masses on the Kop applaud the opposition goalkeepers

      1989, losing to Arsenal in the last seconds to lose out on the title but our crowd staying to applaud the new champions, that was different class.

      Applauding outstanding football or goals scored by the opposition

      Standing up for what we believe is right to stand up for

      And of course the support given throughout Hillsborough ftom.the day it happenned through to today..

      I wasnt born into this I had a choice, of sorts, but f**k me any other choice would have led to a far less happier time as a football fan




      All the things our support is famed for Brian, like you I feel so proud to support our club, there are so many memories I hold that I can’t pick one out I’m most proud of, some I get proper emotional over, I guess at a push I’d probably say that first time I seen the inside of Anfield, at the top of the Kop, climbing those steps and seeing that vivid green carpet brought tears to my eyes, i couldn’t believe I was actually there, pure raw emotion, I’d seen plenty of tv footage and games obviously but to actually be there was simply fantastic, don’t think I’ll ever forget that feeling,

      I remember being on the Kop when Brucie was in goal , we used to ask what the score was and he’d show us hands behind his back , I remember Arsenal when we used shout Heehaw heehaw heehaw at donkey Adams, not forgetting all the songs we sung, the laughs & the banter and the absolutely brilliant camaraderie and atmosphere, and of course the Surfing, it looked great on tv but actually being there was a unforgettable experience, scary at first but Wow, what a feeling, I won’t mention the pissing thru a rolled up newspaper that didn’t always reach the ground, the results of have too many ales in the Albert, Sandon, supporters club, and wherever else we went, chips gravy & sausage from the chippy, and sometimes a wee doobie for a bit of herbal remedy,


      Would love to come back and do all that again, bit difficult with the Kop as it is these days tho, those  memories I will treasure for the rest of my days.





                                                                                Y  N  W  A



      billythered
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,967 posts | 3006 
      • From Doubters to Champions of the World
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #56: Mar 10, 2021 05:03:40 pm
      Id say some are wondering what vhs is pal 😂😂





      I thought it was a STD 😂
      ToshackKeeganOneNil
      • Forum John Aldridge
      • **

      • 107 posts | 18 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #57: Mar 10, 2021 05:18:04 pm
      Watched the 65 Cup Final on TV so I'd like to think Ian St John played a major part in me becoming a Liverpool fan.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Jamie Redknapp
      • ***

      • 309 posts | 196 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #58: Mar 10, 2021 07:10:53 pm



      All the things our support is famed for Brian, like you I feel so proud to support our club, there are so many memories I hold that I can’t pick one out I’m most proud of, some I get proper emotional over, I guess at a push I’d probably say that first time I seen the inside of Anfield, at the top of the Kop, climbing those steps and seeing that vivid green carpet brought tears to my eyes, i couldn’t believe I was actually there, pure raw emotion, I’d seen plenty of tv footage and games obviously but to actually be there was simply fantastic, don’t think I’ll ever forget that feeling,

      I remember being on the Kop when Brucie was in goal , we used to ask what the score was and he’d show us hands behind his back , I remember Arsenal when we used shout Heehaw heehaw heehaw at donkey Adams, not forgetting all the songs we sung, the laughs & the banter and the absolutely brilliant camaraderie and atmosphere, and of course the Surfing, it looked great on tv but actually being there was a unforgettable experience, scary at first but Wow, what a feeling, I won’t mention the pissing thru a rolled up newspaper that didn’t always reach the ground, the results of have too many ales in the Albert, Sandon, supporters club, and wherever else we went, chips gravy & sausage from the chippy, and sometimes a wee doobie for a bit of herbal remedy,


      Would love to come back and do all that again, bit difficult with the Kop as it is these days tho, those  memories I will treasure for the rest of my days.





                                                                                Y  N  W  A

      Great post. You support Liverpool and you strike a deal with your eyes and ears. That first time I walked out onto the Main Stand at Anfield will always live with me. That stark, vivid green contrasted with the scarlet red of the support.

      Even then, my greatest memory will always be an aural one and listening to the Olympiakos match on 5 Live (didn't have Sky then). The surge of noise and the ever increasing intensity from the crowd really came through and sucked me and my brother in listening in our bedroom. Something was going to happen, it's as if the crowd had arrested all control from the players on the pitch. And then Stevie hit it.
      Tayls
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 5,289 posts | 471 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #59: Mar 10, 2021 07:19:11 pm
      Great post. You support Liverpool and you strike a deal with your eyes and ears. That first time I walked out onto the Main Stand at Anfield will always live with me. That stark, vivid green contrasted with the scarlet red of the support.

      Even then, my greatest memory will always be an aural one and listening to the Olympiakos match on 5 Live (didn't have Sky then). The surge of noise and the ever increasing intensity from the crowd really came through and sucked me and my brother in listening in our bedroom. Something was going to happen, it's as if the crowd had arrested all control from the players on the pitch. And then Stevie hit it.

      Brilliant FMS, love that on Olympiacos. Can you believe that I actually followed that on bloody Teletext!! If some of our younger members don't know VHS I'm guessing Teletext will be an alien language  :D I distinctly remember following it downstairs on the TV, thinking hope was fading, and then "Gerrard, 86" pops up, I do laps of the kitchen, sprint up the stairs and start jumping around on my bed, screaming my little head off. Thanks for reminding me of that!!  :lmao:
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Jamie Redknapp
      • ***

      • 309 posts | 196 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #60: Mar 10, 2021 07:28:31 pm
      Brilliant FMS, love that on Olympiacos. Can you believe that I actually followed that on bloody Teletext!! If some of our younger members don't know VHS I'm guessing Teletext will be an alien language  :D I distinctly remember following it downstairs on the TV, thinking hope was fading, and then "Gerrard, 86" pops up, I do laps of the kitchen, sprint up the stairs and start jumping around on my bed, screaming my little head off. Thanks for reminding me of that!!  :lmao:

      Ha ha! On another night if I had no radio I certainly would have been following on teletext! (we didn't even have freeview back in 2004, just the 4 channels).

      I did do Teletext a few times - I remember earlier on in 2004 following our match v Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Teletext. 1-0 to us. Bruno Cheyrou with the winner! There's something so uneasy and intense about following it like that.

      Then it was watch the news at 10 for a sports roundup to see the goal and then off to bed!
      Davbro
      • Forum Gary McAllister
      • *

      • 88 posts | 17 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #61: Mar 11, 2021 12:21:48 am
      This was such a great wee feel good thread and then Liverpool go out and give that characteristic European performance to keep us smiling :) YNWA
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 32,314 posts | 5172 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #62: Mar 11, 2021 12:43:12 am
      Lost count of how many times I watched the 87/88 review VHS when I was a kid.



      History vid, Team of the Decade, Beating the Blues, Goal Rush and a couple of them season reviews were all watched religiously when I was younger.
      Robby The Z
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,287 posts | 2005 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #63: Mar 11, 2021 02:13:37 am
      Ha ha! On another night if I had no radio I certainly would have been following on teletext! (we didn't even have freeview back in 2004, just the 4 channels).

      I did do Teletext a few times - I remember earlier on in 2004 following our match v Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Teletext. 1-0 to us. Bruno Cheyrou with the winner! There's something so uneasy and intense about following it like that.

      Then it was watch the news at 10 for a sports roundup to see the goal and then off to bed!

      I had a short wave radio and would listen to BBC World Service commentary of 2nd half of games on Saturday mornings (over here). Always loved the sounds on medium wave (AM) of the crowd as backdrop to the comms.
      siavashiva
      • Forum Emlyn Hughes
      • ****

      • 723 posts | 90 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #64: Mar 11, 2021 03:15:26 am
      Football is huge in middle east so I immediately fell in love with the game upon first exposures. Family supported the local "Blue" team, and I followed. Back in early 90s we used to play a footy video game with my friend on his Amiga. I don't remember what it was called but it was Manchester derby game. You could only choose United on City. My friend supported the local "Red" team so he with with United and I ended up with Shitty. So I was a City "fan" for a few days until I talked it up with my old man. Turned out he was a Liverpool supporter for 20 years. Back then you could get an odd Liverpool game broadcasted live but most of the time we had to wait hours after the game to hear the results on Evening News or something. If it was a late game (consider time difference) we had to wait for the morning paper, and for me that meant after school either hearing from my dad or stopping by the news stand on my way home. My first favorite player was definitely Fowler. What a ride it has been!
      billythered
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,967 posts | 3006 
      • From Doubters to Champions of the World
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #65: Mar 11, 2021 08:25:46 am
      Football is huge in middle east so I immediately fell in love with the game upon first exposures. Family supported the local "Blue" team, and I followed. Back in early 90s we used to play a footy video game with my friend on his Amiga. I don't remember what it was called but it was Manchester derby game. You could only choose United on City. My friend supported the local "Red" team so he with with United and I ended up with Shitty. So I was a City "fan" for a few days until I talked it up with my old man. Turned out he was a Liverpool supporter for 20 years. Back then you could get an odd Liverpool game broadcasted live but most of the time we had to wait hours after the game to hear the results on Evening News or something. If it was a late game (consider time difference) we had to wait for the morning paper, and for me that meant after school either hearing from my dad or stopping by the news stand on my way home. My first favorite player was definitely Fowler. What a ride it has been!




      Can’t imagine what that would have been like mate, at least here in the West we had radio or even teletext, and national or local paper’s, I remember the days where there were only three tv channels to watch, bbc1, bbc2 & itv(stv in Scotland) and in black & white, colour tv came in later and the whole world changed, I remember Saturday nights, myself and my two sisters being told to get to bed,probably around 9pm, but my old fella would tap my bedroom door about ten, the football’s on, so I had to sneak past my sisters room to get to our living room and the tv with colour and with football on, f***in luxury let me tell ye.




                                                                                  Y  N  W  A


      RedBelle
      • On Trial

      • 1 posts |
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #66: Mar 11, 2021 03:48:46 pm
      (First post although have been visiting the Forum for a long time!) xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
      Became a Red because of my Dad (Ma was a Blue). Dad's younger brother played twice for Liverpool in 1955 - he didn't stay long  :lmao: - they shipped him off to Chester!
      Been a reds supporter for 50plus years altho' no longer able to go - so am now an 'armchair supporter' but am still as passionate about my beloved team as I was when I first saw them play as a kid and win the 1963/4 League Championship!  :champ:
      jimbo1962
      • Forum Kenny Dalglish
      • ****

      • 528 posts | 63 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #67: Mar 11, 2021 07:22:48 pm
      and I started supporting the Reds when watching the infamous 1971 FA Cup Final v Arsenal on TV,



      That's the same day I started supporting them and my little pal became a lifelong Arsenal fan
      CT_LFC
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 3,503 posts | 711 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #68: Mar 11, 2021 07:28:44 pm
      Back in 2002 spent 2 trimesters abroad at the Uni of Essex in Colchester and spent many hours at the pub on site watching games and became a LFC fan then.

      During one of those nights watching is when Dennis Bergkamp scored that amazing goal against Newcastle where with his back to the defender flicked the ball with the outside of his foot and spun around past the defender and beat the goalie.

      In 2005 i was in Dublin for grad school on a 2-week program and caught the CL final against Milan at a local bar. This guy who was in the program and didn't like football said how that was the best game he had watched in any sport.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
      • Forum Jamie Redknapp
      • ***

      • 309 posts | 196 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #69: Mar 11, 2021 08:14:58 pm
      I had a short wave radio and would listen to BBC World Service commentary of 2nd half of games on Saturday mornings (over here). Always loved the sounds on medium wave (AM) of the crowd as backdrop to the comms.

      Loved that too. Had an analogue radio that was ancient even by the early to mid 00s. The hiss and interference seemed to add atmosphere. Oddly, at around 9pm my radio, when tuned to 5 live, would pick up a very faint rendition of the Russian national anthem. I can only guess it was some state Russian radio station closing down at midnight!
      billythered
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,967 posts | 3006 
      • From Doubters to Champions of the World
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #70: Mar 11, 2021 08:23:18 pm
      I had a short wave radio and would listen to BBC World Service commentary of 2nd half of games on Saturday mornings (over here). Always loved the sounds on medium wave (AM) of the crowd as backdrop to the comms.





      Just wondering if Jordan Pickford has a short wave radio 😂 😂 😂
      Robby The Z
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • ******
      • 7,287 posts | 2005 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #71: Mar 11, 2021 09:57:57 pm
      Loved that too. Had an analogue radio that was ancient even by the early to mid 00s. The hiss and interference seemed to add atmosphere. Oddly, at around 9pm my radio, when tuned to 5 live, would pick up a very faint rendition of the Russian national anthem. I can only guess it was some state Russian radio station closing down at midnight!

      Spent a summer on the Jersey in the late 80s and used to always get Russian radio bleeding into just about every frequency on AM during the night. Later on it was the same for the lower half of the AM band (about 530 to 800) only it was coming up from Cuba. Old Fidel apparently wasn't worried about any 50,000-watt restrictions on his transmitters. Good Rumba music and I'm sure it was some great propaganda...too bad I couldn't understand a word of it.  ;D
      Rush Goalie
      • Forum Emlyn Hughes
      • ****

      • 697 posts | 129 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #72: Mar 11, 2021 10:33:11 pm
      History vid, Team of the Decade, Beating the Blues, Goal Rush and a couple of them season reviews were all watched religiously when I was younger.

      Team of the decade? Was that a BBC video with music from the Christians? I watched that over and over
      HUYTON RED
      • Forum Legend - Shankly
      • ******

      • 32,314 posts | 5172 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #73: Mar 12, 2021 12:49:29 pm
      Team of the decade? Was that a BBC video with music from the Christians? I watched that over and over

      Deffo a BBC vid, dunno about the Christians. I'll say probably, but the old grey matter is a bit foggy on that one ;D.
      Rush Goalie
      • Forum Emlyn Hughes
      • ****

      • 697 posts | 129 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #74: Mar 12, 2021 03:36:05 pm
      Deffo a BBC vid, dunno about the Christians. I'll say probably, but the old grey matter is a bit foggy on that one ;D.

      Don't worry mate, you'd remember in an ideal world...
      redman2907
      • Forum Igor Biscan
      • **

      • 121 posts | 13 
      Re: You and Liverpool: Why?
      Reply #75: Mar 12, 2021 04:48:16 pm
      Born in Liverpool a stones throw away from Anfield in Bootle all those years ago and even though I'm not in Liverpool any more...well you can take the girl away from Liverpool but you'll never take Liverpool away from the girl, proud Scouser and always will be.

      All my family on my Mum's side were staunch Reds, my Grandad had a massive influence on me as did my Uncle sadly passed away now but have lots of wonderful memories.

      Like some of the other posters, watched the boys training at Melwood, been a Kop season ticket holder for years, been to 5 European Cup finals (the first 5) and followed the reds all over Europe and the country, met some amazing reds fans along the way including many off this forum and generally had an amazing life supporting the most fantastic club in the world.

      50 pence to watch the lads from the Kop back in the day, wow, have I had some special nights on the standing swaying kop, different now of course but back then it was something else.

      Was lucky enough to do the tour of Anfield end of last season with Keegan my grandson, who is of course a red  :) had our photograph taken with the Premiership, special club all round and very special fans, can't wait till were all back celebrating together, we need each other.

      Be nice, we'll get through this blip and come out the other side, keep the faith Reds.....you will never walk alone, remember the good times and they will be back.

      I'm good thank you I hope you are all ok to.  Be so glad when we can all go again and the Reds hit top form again.

      Quite a few adventures you have had over the years following us to. 😁

      Quick Reply