Monday Feb 28Posted by: Nezik Keshto  111 Comments »

Am I not a fan?

I don’t’ even know how to begin.

Never in my life would I think I had to say this, but my god, there is a lot of shit talking going on here. Never in a million years, would I have thought that my ones, my own red family, the people I see as second sisters and brothers would say something as stupid as this.

When I started to write her on Empire Of  The Kop, I was expecting to get many comments by people. Either saying that I should quit write mainly because of the reason that I am of the gender female or you know, that I obviously can’t understand the offside rule.

Hope you sense the sarcasm. But really, I was ready to face people that were going to say that the why I write is bad, that my thoughts are wrong and that I don’t know anything about Liverpool Football Club.

But the other day, I got the worst comment ever.

You call yourselves “fans”? How many of you were at anfield on Thursday? I bet the writer wasn’t.

First and foremost, this person means that everyone one of us, who was not at Anfield on Thursday or any other day, is not a real fan?

Okey, I’m shocked. Are this boy aware of that Liverpool has a quite lot more supporters, then the capacity of Anfield?

Liverpool Football club have millions of fans all around the world. How dare you insult us like that? I’ve gotten mail from people from the US, Kuwait, Austria, India, Malaysia, all of them having one thing in common. Being a red, through and through.

Do you know how hard it is, being a LFC fan abroad? Never having someone to chat to, no shoulder to cry on, no other fan to share the joy with. We can just leave the club when everything screws up, when we don’t win games, cups or trophies. We can just be those plastic fans that every other single club has and just be around whenever we feel like it.

But no, we stand there, just as everyone else does. We are not plastic fans, just because we can’t go to Anfield every gameday. Are you seriously saying that the owner of this blog is less of a fan then you? Or that I am?

I am just stunned that someone would actually offense me and others like that. and by others I mean millions around the world. It should not matter if you turn up to games or not, just as long as your heart beat for Liverpool, nothing else really matters.

At least some of you aren’t complete idiots. This is what a rational person answered;

If real fans are measured by their opportunities to get to watch their club at Anfield or otherwise, then LFC would be a club with very few real fans. I think it is very arrogant (and Chelsea-like) of you to disrespect so many Liverpool fans around the world, some of whom might have supported and followed our team longer than you, and probably before you was even a twitch in your old mans’ sack.

Oh and one more thing. To the lad that wrote that shit. You are lucky, being a Liverpool supporter. Because if you were anything else, I wouldn’t let you get away with it.

follow me on twitter @Nezik_Keshto, where I’m not as hostile as I sound here!

Monday Feb 28Posted by: Guest Writer  5 Comments »

Who said footballers are intelligent

“My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about 7″
David Beckham

“I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.”
Mark Viduka

“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level.  Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had.”
David Beckham

“If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.”
Neville Southall

“I’ve had 14 bookings this season – 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable.”
Paul Gascoigne

“I’ve never wanted to leave. I’m here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.”
Alan Shearer

“I’d like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona “
Mark Draper

“You’ve got to believe that you’re going to win, and I believe we’ll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we’re knocked out.”
Peter Shilton

“I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don’t want to leave Leicester “
Stan Collymore

“I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.”
Ade Akinbiyi

“Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.”
Ian Wright

“I’m as happy as I can be – but I have been happier.”
Ugo Ehiogu

” Leeds is a great club and it’s been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesbrough.”
Jonathan Woodgate

“I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.”
Stuart Pearce

“I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.”
Lee Hendrie

“Germany are a very difficult team to play…they had 11 internationals out there today.”
Steve Lomas

“I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.”
Barry Venison

“I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.”
David Beckham

“The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukrainians will be more European.”
Phil Neville

“All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.”
Mitchell Thomas

“One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best.”
Alan Shearer

“I’d rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.”
Johnny Giles

“Sometimes in football you have to score goals.”
Thierry Henry

Monday Feb 28Posted by: Tonio Bone  23 Comments »

The Day After!

The reactions that poured in yesterday after the dismal performance against West Ham saw the Liverpool supporters divided yet again: while one portion of fans felt utterly disgusted with the performance, the other train of thought merely brushed it off as ‘having a day off’ and that the Reds would come out of it stronger than ever before.

In reality both positions are in fact right! It was a very bad all round performance by the Reds, but there is no doubt that they will come out guns blazing at the next occasion, especially because the next occasion is a home game against Manchester United.

Many commented that it was nonsense to even consider the Reds to make 4th spot in the first place, but then the math did not and still does not make that goal impossible to achieve. So if it’s possible, should we not have a go as it? Others claimed that given our horrendous start to the season, we should not have high expectations and really look forward to next season. But that is what we said last season, no? Some said we should concentrate on going for silverware and concentrate on Europa League glory, but may I permit myself to remind everyone that we ended up 7th and with no silverware and if we apply that same attitude there is a very good chance it will happen…..again!

Apart from Suarez to a certain extent, no one survived the wrath of the fans’ anger and dismay, because in truth it may not be about getting the three points and keep on hoping for CL football, but the display, if we have to be honest with ourselves, was way below par to say the least. Many urged a summer clear-out, some urged the Club to push the risings stars faster into the team, while others simply hoped the Club will spend big come next transfer window.

Are we all behind Kenny Dalglish and Co? Of course we are! Have we suddenly lost faith in a new era? Of course not! Do we have a right to criticize the squad when they churn out such a shabby performance? Bloody right we do! Because it was not about West Ham having their game of the season, it was about us not playing one.

Work your magic Kenny!

Monday Feb 28Posted by: Antoine Zammit  2 Comments »

The Daily Antoine: 28th Feb 2011 – Liverpool F.C. News update

Our loss yesterday and Birmingham’s victory over Arsenal has made Europe a little more distant for us. The only way for us to qualify for European football is to finish in the top 5 or win the Europa league or hope that the FA Cup final is between two teams in the top 5 and we finish 6th.

Gutted about the result yesterday more…
(YNWA)

Kenny admits we deserved nothing more…
(Gutted for Martin Kelly)

John W Henry is very pleased with Kenny more…
(Who wouldn’t be?)

The Mirror claims that Kenny will be handed a 2 year contract more…
(Only 2 years?)

According to the Express Andy Carroll was told to lose weight more…
(Where do they come up with this stuff?)

And still more talk on N’Zogbia more…
(This has been going on for a while now)

And Christian Poulsen leaving? more…
(It will not surprise me)

And finally in case you missed it Ashley Cole goes Dick Cheney more…
(Nice!!)

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Sunday Feb 27Posted by: Antoine Zammit  9 Comments »

The Redmen: West Ham 3-1 Defeat- LFC Fan Reactions

Sunday Feb 27Posted by: John Doherty  24 Comments »

Inept

I’m in a rush to go out so I’ll make this quick. That was a disgrace. No bull Shit about professional athletes not being able to play 2 games in 3 days without being tired. That was inept and a shameful display. We lost a good chance to make up ground.