I found this video on a Manc website, it was created by an Arsenal fan to show the level of violence that Manure have been involved in the last 10 years. The Manc idiots are calling the creator of this video all kinds of names (what a better way to shot the messenger)!!!! Remember this is only violence that these players have been involved against Arsenal it does not include all the other horrific episodes. They are such a disgrace to the sport.
Most of you will know the song, many of you will sing it week in and week out, either standing on our famous Spion Kop or sitting at home on your sofa watching the game. The question is, do you know the story behind it?
The chant was first heard on the famous Standing Kop in the 60’s, during my personal favourite time in Liverpool history under, in my opinion, the greatest manger who ever lived Bill Shankly. There’s two distinct tunes in the song, even though they do blend well together. The first tune is ‘Red River Valley’ and the second part is a tune called ‘The Sash’.
Although the song was first sang on the Kop in the 60’s there is one distinct modification that many of you will know about. In 1982 we had a historic Merseyside derby win against our rivals Everton, the song boasts Ian Rush’s four goals in the game in an almost mocking way towards our counterparts across Stanley Park. This can usually be followed with a rousing verse of ‘all you need is Rush’ to the tune of The Beatles classic ‘All you need is love’.
The story is about a young Scouser who’s sent off to fight in the war, unfortunately the lad is shot down and with his last breaths he utters the verse that begins with ‘oh I am a Liverpudlian’ just to show his love for the team he supports. One common misconception is the line ‘Under the Libyan sun’ many confuse this with ‘Under the Arabian sun’ or ‘Under the Radiant Sun’. However, the line is ‘Under the Libyan’ so don’t forget that next time you’re in the stands!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this breif history of the Kop classic. Hopefully of the course of the next few weeks I’ll bring more stories behind Kop chants, especially those that are lesser known such as ‘Those Were The Days My Friend’ and ‘The Reds Are Coming Up The Hill Boys’.
Being released to coincide with the official start of Liverpool’s coronation as European Capital of Culture, Tales From The Travelling Kop is a compilation of supporters’ experiences at Liverpool away games over the past four decades. It has been compiled by the writers from fans’ website Walton Breck Road with contributions from some of the club’s supporters.
Featuring six European Cup finals, one UEFA Cup, three FA Cups, one League Cup, one Cup Winners’ Cup and the clinching of two League Championships; Tales From The Travelling Kop contains stories from some of the most important games and events in the history of Liverpool Football Club with all stories in the book written by some of the club’s passionate supporters.
Available from Saturday 12th January 2008 in either paperback or a limited edition hardback with all proceeds from the sale of the book going to the Parkinson’s Disease Society, Tales From The Travelling Kop costs £18 is a must for any Liverpool fan.
The official shirt has not been launched yet but the L.F.C. online store is already taking orders.
What has puzzled many Reds has been the all sponsorless black shirt, socks and pants and rumours of Mascherano leading the Haka started to go around. We will leave the Haka for our friends in New Zealand, Our Kop already does an outstanding job in intimidating the oppossion with the ever classic Y.N.W.A.
The reason for this all black shirt display is because the shirt has not been officially unveiled yet and according to leaked images the new kit should look like the one below.