Seen a few negative things getting bandied about and posted and re-posted on quite a few network sites (Forums/Twitter/Facebook etc.) about the 'Hatred' and problems that are going to come from the Merseyside Semi-Final. Found out today that the fans are getting seperated and each are getting their own alotted pubs. I've heard that there is going to be fighting and people at each others throats and I've seen a few banners from the other side that are, let's face it, embarrasing disgraceful and shocking - revelling in people dying to prove a point - those people should hang their heads in shame. To use the deaths of others as a cheap point scoring excercise is simply shite. No other way of putting it. I've heard disappointing stuff in town (Some that I posted) and I've seen an undercurrent of not very nice stuff going on from time to time.
However, there are plenty of 'feel good' and positive factors about this coming game. A chance to show the World that it's still a friendly derby - yes, we've had the odd grumblings and we've had people from both sides that are gimps - but under it all, there's not really been that much going on.
We still live in the same houses as bluenoses, we still have family, friends, workmates, wives, husbands, sons and daughters that are blues. We can enjoy a laugh and a pint and a smile and a story. We can shake hands and go out together and banter and revel in the history of the clubs and the City.
Don't let the moaning minnies and negative bastards ruin the day for everyone. If I see Reds out of order then I'll pull them up over it. I'm sure there are plenty of decent blues that will do the same for their fans.
So let's all make sure everyone has a great day, let's make sure the banter is there and for one day we can all be friends and remember our common roots and love of OUR City.
May the best team win and may Liverpool as a City win.