Thursday, October 11, 2007

The way we were

In this darkened times, I cannot but help bask in past glories like many Kopites are wont to do. It is no wonder opposing fans say we enamoured with history. Yet, I make absolutely no fooking apologies fer being a nostalgist & fer revelling in the rich history & traditions of me beloved Liverpool Football Club.

Whether you are a Kopite or not, I strongly urge you to watch these two videos. The vid on our '73 celebrations show the camaraderie & mutual adoration between the Anfield crowd & the late, great Bill Shankly. Even the commentator's voice was quivering with raw emotion.
Where is that connection today? Also note the commentator saying Liverpool played 66 games that season bringing home the league & Uefa cup. And there was no FOOKING ROTATION with that team!

The panaroma segment is a close examination of the living, breathing entity that is the Kop end at Anfield. Contrast this with the deafening silence that it was fer the most part during the Spurs game last weekend. How sad & tragic . . .

If these two videos doesn't bring tears to yer eyes or at least raise a goosebump or two, you are most definitely devoid of a pulse. As usual, feel free to post a comment regarding our beloved Reds & the ongoing debate as to our sudden loss of form.

11 comments:

@dam said...

History is what Liverpool has that others don't and there's every right for fans to be proud of it!

On 66 games without rotation by Bill Shankly...well...everything then and now is different.

Condition then was harder; the ground, the ball, the players!

So to compare different eras, it is like saying workers used to work 14 hours without complain in the 60s while workers are overprotected with all the rules and guidelines we have today!

There's no debate about rotation. Ferguson and Mourinho rotated as many times...just that they don't make it to the news because everyone is so possessive over Benitez's rotation! I understand the viewpoint of when and who to rotate but Benitez's system is definitely not a total failure!

JonC said...

Back then players can booze and smoke as much as they want. Try doing that now and see what happens.

anfield devotee said...

jon c: booze & fags? Migh just end up winning title no 19!

@dam: Like I said, if Rafa wanna rotate, he has to make it work. Don't be fooking degil fer the sake of it. Why rotate to keep players fresh if we are gonna be out of the running in all competitions by Jan?

@dam said...

We will only know ocme January then!

anfield devotee said...

Hullo en @dam, the way things are going, don't be surprised it is all over by Nov & all we have to fight fer is fourth place fer chamions league.

Has happened before, who says it won't happen again this season?

senorita.. said...

the "you'll never walk alone" does it... gave me goosebumps..

anfield devotee said...

senorita: Did u see how Shanks bowed in awe of the Kop.

I also enjoyed the organic movement that is the kop while they sang The Beatles's She Loves You . . . yeah, yeah, yeah!

Bernard said...

Ahhh...memories of the swaying Kop! Been there done that haven't we anfielddevotee...?

@dam said...

So many things have happened before...including winning the title on after a bad start! And I believe Liverpool can do it again!

redgav said...

Anyone here experienced the kop for real other than Mr Anfield Devotee? Damn! Have got to go there before it is demolished!

anfield devotee said...

I was privilged enough to sample the atmosphere when it was still an all-standing terrace. Great atmosphere but hell fer fooking shorties like me!

Redgav: others who have been there include Bernard & Kopite78. Mark has also been to Anfield but the posh git was in the corporate suites.