Thursday Apr 30Posted by: Antoine Zammit  1 Comment »

Why I hate Manure Part 2

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.

Wednesday Apr 29Posted by: Michael Owen  1 Comment »

History of the Kop: Poor Scouser Tommy

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’.

That’s it for now, thanks for reading!

Can I tell you the story of a poor boy

Who was sent far away from his home

To fight for his king and his country

And also the old folks back home

Now they put him in a Highland division

Sent him off to a far foreign land

Where the flies flew around in their thousands

And there’s nothing to see but the sand

Well the battle started next morning

Under the Libyan sun

I remember that poor Scouser Tommy

Who was shot by an old nazi gun

As he lay on the battle field dying (dying dying)

With blood gushing out of his head

As he lay on the battle field dying (dying dying)

These were the last words he said…

Ohhhhhh… I am a Liverpudlian

I come from the Spion Kop

I like to sing, I like to shout

I go there quite a lot* (Every Week)

We support the team thats dressed in Red

A team that you all know

A team that we call Liverpool

And to glory we will go

We’ve won the League, we’ve won the Cup

And we’ve been to Europe too

We played the toffees for a laugh

And we left them feeling blue – Five Nil!

One two

One two three

One two three four

Five nil!

Rush scored one

Rush scored two

Rush scored three

And Rush scored four

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na

All You Need Is Rush, de de de de de

All You Need Is Rush, de de de de de

All You Need Is Rush, Rush,

Rush Is All You Need.

Wednesday Apr 29Posted by: Antoine Zammit  3 Comments »

Fernando

Fernando Torres compilation shown on Sky Sports during the UEFA Champions League pre-match against Chelsea.

Wednesday Apr 29Posted by: Antoine Zammit  6 Comments »

Origin of Swine Flu

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Tuesday Apr 28Posted by: Michael Owen  Comments Off

Tales from the Travelling Kop-On Sale Now

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.

Publication details
Limited edition hardback

Binding: 15.24 x 22.86 cm

Available: 500

Price: £18.00

Release Date:  Saturday 12th January 2008

Available at www.lulu.com/content/1350480

Paperback

Binding: 15.24 x 22.86 cm

Price: £12.99

Release Date:  Saturday 12th January 2008

Available at http://www.lulu.com/content/1929057

Tuesday Apr 28Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

Are we going to do the Haka?

The official shirt has not been launched yet but the L.F.C. online store is already taking orders.

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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.

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  • Away Shirt from L.F.C. online store