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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4400 on: August 12, 2012, 01:54:35 am »
Today In History
August 12th

1991 Tranmere Rovers (Friendly) Prenton Park 0-1
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I went to this one a few days after getting back from the tour of Sweden and Norway. Graeme Souness picked a strong team to face our neighbours from across the Mersey. It was hardly a surprise that prolific marksman John Aldridge, who had just returned to England after two seasons in Spain, got the only goal of the game against one of his former clubs.

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« Reply #4401 on: August 12, 2012, 01:57:06 am »
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David Johnson (1976)


Merseyside-born David first made his name with Everton and actually scored as a 20 year old against Liverpool in the Goodison 'derby' on 13th November 1971, a feat he would also repeat for Liverpool at Goodison in 1980. After four seasons with Ipswich Town, he became Liverpool's big summer signing of 1976. Although picked from the start for the first 8 First Division fixtures of 1976-77, many of David's 26 League appearances that year were from the substitute's bench but he still easily qualified for the first of his three League championship medals. David played (and scored) in the final League match of the season (away to Bristol City) and that was enough to earn him a place in the F.A. cup final team to meet Manchester United. But he was substituted by Ian Callaghan during the final and 'Cally' kept his place for the European cup final in Rome four days later. Injured for much of the next season, Johnson again missed out on a European medal in 1978 but finally achieved his dream by being part of the side that lifted the trophy for the third time at the Parc des Princes, Paris in 1981. David made important scoring contributions to the teams that won successive championships in 1979 & 1980, netting 37 times from 67 games during those two years. That form earned him 8 England caps and he scored twice in a 3-1 win against world champions Argentina at Wembley in 1980. David started the 1981-82 season as first-choice in the forward-line but the emergence of Ian Rush effectively ended his time at Anfield and he re-signed for his first club Everton in 1982.

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« Reply #4402 on: August 12, 2012, 01:59:03 am »
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David Hodgson (1982)


Gateshead-born forward David was signed by Bob Paisley from Middlesbrough before the start of his final season as manager of Liverpool Football Club, 1982-83. He made a bright start, scoring 3 times in the first 4 League matches, but was substituted by Terry McDermott in the 6th match of the season away to Swansea. David was in and out of the team for the rest of the season and added just one more goal to his total but still made enough appearances to qualify for a League championship medal at the end of his first year at Anfield. A change of manager and the arrival of Michael Robinson from Brighton & Hove Albion restricted David to only 5 more First Division appearances in 1983-84 and four of those appearances were as a substitute. He also made two brief appearances as substitute in the early rounds of the European cup but at least had the satisfaction of being in the squad on the memorable night in Rome when Liverpool won the huge trophy for the fourth time. However, it had been clear long before then that his days at Anfield were numbered and he did not figure in new manager Joe Fagan's team again.

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Ned Doig (1904)


I had the great pleasure of learning much about John Edward "Ned" Doig from his grandson Eric, who lives in Heswall. Goalkeeper Ned had won the First Division championship four times with Sunderland before joining Liverpool in 2004 when he was already well into his 38th year. He became Liverpool's oldest-ever debutant (37 years, 307 days) and appeared in every one of Liverpool's 34 League matches during the 1904-05 season as the club won the Second Division championship title by two points from Bolton Wanderers. He conceded only 25 goals during that League season. He played in the first 8 First Division fixtures a year later before losing his place to Sam Hardy. Hardy's outstanding form restricted Doig to only another 9 League appearances over the next two seasons.
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« Reply #4404 on: August 12, 2012, 09:42:25 am »
August 12th 1989 saw Liverpool get some revenge for having the title so cruelly snatched from them at Anfield. Lee Dixon and Steve Nicol both went cose early on, but Liverpool then took a grip on the game,a and were rewarded with a fine finish from Peter Beardsley. The 2nd half was one way traffic, but the Reds could not add to their lead.

An Arsenal fan said well done to me after in the queue at Wembley Park tube station. I thanked him for that, but also told him I'd have preferred to share the Shield with Arsenal swapping one of their Anfield goals for this game!!

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« Reply #4405 on: August 12, 2012, 09:51:06 am »
August 12th 1991: Like Kriss, I made the short trip across the Mersey after work to see this game. A crowd of over 14,000 packed into Prenton Park to see John Aldridge take on his old club. Although Liverpool didn't play badly, it was surely in the script that Aldo would have a big say in this game? His close range strike around the half hour turned out to be the only goal much to the delight of the fans in the Cowshed.

Although Aldo was now approaching 33, it beggared belief that no 1st Division club was prepared to take a chance on him when he returned from Spain. He had a goalscoring record that was second to none, and was an excellent penalty taker (don't mention Wembley!!). I remarked to a Tranmere fan at work that they should be on a robbery charge for paying just £250,000 for Aldo, and that he would score at least 25 goals. He ended up with 40. I wonder how many then top flight clubs looked back and wondered 'if only'?

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« Reply #4406 on: August 12, 2012, 10:08:52 am »
August 12th 2001: It seems I had a much more pleasant train journey than kriss! After the horrific coach journey to the Worthington Cup Final, and missing out totally on the FA Cup Final as my season ticket number was the one that didn't come up, I was made up to see Central Trains were running specials from Lime Street to Cardiff for this. I also treated my Mum to a ticket so she could visit the Millenium Stadium. The train journey was rather indirect as Central drivers only knew certain routes, and the direct route via Shrewsbury and Hereford was not one they worked. We ended up going via Crewe, Rugeley, Walsall, Birmingham and Worcester before reaching Gloucester for the beautiful run via Chepstow, and the joining the South Wales mainline at Severn Tunnel Junction. Cardiff was reached though with plenty of time to spare, and with the stadium next door. 

As Kriss points out, the roof was shut for this game. The result was that it was rather stuffy, but the noise levels were good. It took Liverpool just a minute to open the scoring when Gary McAllister converted the penalty resulting from Roy Keane scything down Danny Murphy. Michael Owen made it 2 15 minutes later when he latched onto a long punt from Sander Westerveld, and calmly dispatched the ball past Fabien Barthez for his 3rd goal in 27 minutes at the Millennium Stadium. United then began to claw their way back into the game, and the rest of the 1st half was much more even. Ruud Van Nistlerooy pulled one back on 52 minutes, and Liverpool spent the rest of the game trapped in their own penalty area. They held on though for their 3rd successive win against United. There were joyous scenes at the end, even though it was only the Charity Shield.

There were plenty of the verbals that Kriss referred to flying around outside the station afterwards as both sets of fans queued for their trains. The Liverpool train soon came in though, and we boarded for a peaceful return journey via the same route we had traversed that morning.

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« Reply #4407 on: August 12, 2012, 11:10:41 pm »
Although this pre-dates my match attendance days, August 13th 1977 is a date worthy of mention as Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish made his full LFC debut following his move from Celtic for a then British record £440k (how much would he be worth today?). He didn't manage to score at Wembley in this game, but neither did anyone else, so Liverpool and Man United shared the Charity Shield. It was the start though for a player who would become possibly the best to ever grace the LFC shirt.

1997: Liverpool's 1st home fixture of the season produced an abject performance as Leicester won 2-1 at Anfield. The Anfield Road Stand was being rebuilt, and Leicester captain Steve Walsh chose to attack the empty end 1st when he won the toss. Matt Elliott gave Leicester the lead inside 2 minutes. Liverpool looked very lethargic with only Michael Owen showing any real spark. Graham Fenton sealed the win for the visitors on 81 minutes, and Paul Ince's strike a minute later was nothing more than consolation for a well beaten Liverpool team. Martin O'Neill would develop a stranglehold over Liverpool during his spell as Leicester manager.

2000: Liverpool thrashed Parma 5-0 in a pre-season friendly at Anfield. Dietmar Hamman thundered home a free kick to open the scoring, and Nick Barmby doubled the lead with his 1st Anfield goal before half time. Gary McAllister did likewise to make it 3, before a late brace from Michael Owen, 1 a penalty, completed the rout.

2005: Possibly the most one sided 0-0 draw I have ever seen. Liverpool always found the net hard to locate at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, but how they failed to win this tea time opening game of the season is a mystery Arthur C Clarke couldn't explain!! Steven Gerrard could have had two hat-tricks as Liverpool attacked relentlessly, but the ball just wouldn't go in the net.

2006: Family commitments meant I missed this game. I was still able to watch on TV at home though as John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch scored the goals that beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium. I had an excuse for not being there, not sure though about the thousands of Chelsea fans who stayed away?

2011: Liverpool hosted Sunderland on the opening day of the season. The game got off to a controversial start when after just 5 minutes Luis Suarez charged down a Sunderland pass, and bore down on the Anfield Road goal. As he rounded the keeper, he was hacked down by Kieron Richardson. Ref Phil Dowd gave the penalty, but somehow decided that 5 minutes of a new season was too soon to brandish a red card, so Richardson escaped with a booking!! That howler didn't excuse Suarez blasting the penalty into row Z!! Suarez made amends on 12 minutes with a diving header from a Charlie Adam free kick. The rest of the 1st half was like watching Brazil as Liverpool played some glorious football. Stewart Downing rattled the bar from long range after a spectacular run, while Andy Carroll had a goal harshly ruled out for an alleged foul as the Reds ran the visitors ragged.

If the 1st half had been like watching Brazil then the 2nd half was like watching the Dog And Duck!! The Reds went into their shells, and it came as no surprise when Sunderland levelled on 57 minutes through a Seb Larsson volley. Not even that could rouse Liverpool, and Sunderland looked the more likely winners as the game wore on. In the end it was probably a fair result. How could the same players produce 2 such contrasting 45 minutes?

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4408 on: August 13, 2012, 12:20:51 am »
13th August 1966 : Everton 0 Liverpool 1

A huge crowd packs Goodison Park to watch World Cup-winners Ray Wilson and Roger Hunt proudly parade the Jules Rimet trophy around the stadium. Ron Yeats and Brian Labone follow with the League championship trophy and the F.A. cup. Roger’s early goal sends the Red half of Merseyside home happy. The Blues will take their revenge by the same score and at the same stadium in the F.A. cup seven months later.


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« Reply #4409 on: August 13, 2012, 12:21:15 am »
13th August 1977 : Liverpool 0 Manchester United 0

Kenny Dalglish makes his Liverpool debut three days after signing from Celtic. I seem to remember Terry McDermott chipping Alex Stepney but seeing his shot rebound off a post. But there are few real chances in a rather tame stalemate.


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« Reply #4410 on: August 13, 2012, 12:22:14 am »
13th August 1981 : Neuchâtel Xamax 0 Liverpool 0

Perhaps the most picturesque setting at which I have ever seen Liverpool play. The Stade de la Maladière stadium Xamax used in 1981 (they have since built a similarly-named stadium on exactly the same site) was right on the bank of Lake Neuchâtel and it was absolutely stunning to look down at the stadium from the railway-station with the lake in the background.

On wandering down to the stadium from the town on the afternoon of the match, we were allowed into the lobby and I noticed a Visitors’ Book that had been signed by Liverpool’s party earlier in the day. With one exception : Jimmy Case’s signature was not amongst the others. Jimmy had played in two matches in the previous week in Zurich and Geneva but he was not in Neuchâtel because had had travelled back to England so that Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion could announce the deals that would take Jimmy to the south coast with Mark Lawrenson moving the other way. So the team that had won the European cup only three months earlier was already breaking up with Ray Clemence having already moved to Tottenham. But eight of the team that had won the European cup in Paris played against Xamax, the only absentee being Graeme Souness who didn’t take part at all in this three-match tour of Switzerland (I’m not sure why).

The match was pretty grim. Perhaps I was over-optimistically expecting a ‘beautiful’ match in such a beautiful setting. We should have beaten them but they were no mugs, having finished 3rd behind the two Zurich clubs in 1980-81 and they did cause a few shocks in European club competition, most notably when they destroyed Glasgiw Celtic 5-1 in the UEFA cup ten years after our visit for this friendly.

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« Reply #4411 on: August 13, 2012, 12:22:36 am »
13th August 1997 : Liverpool 1 Leicester City 2

The first of three successive Premier League victories for Leicester at Anfield at the end of the 1990s. On the first and third occasions they scored in the first couple of minutes; and on the second occasion they scored in the last minute. Matt Elliott did the early damage in this match and Graham Fenton added another before Paul Ince scored his first Liverpool goal two minutes later.

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« Reply #4412 on: August 13, 2012, 12:23:28 am »
13th August 2005 : Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 0

The team has already played (and won) five Champions League qualifying matches. But on the return to Premier League action we only fire blanks and can’t even take advantage of Boro’ being down to ten men for the final quarter of an hour after Ugo Ehiogu is sent off by Mark Halsey for crudely bringing down Steven Gerrard as he burst through the home defence. We didn’t have a positive game-plan and a draw was probably all we deserved. It was the fourth successive League match at The Riverside in which we had failed to score.

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« Reply #4413 on: August 13, 2012, 12:27:18 am »
13th August 2006 : Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2

John Arne Riise’s lung-bursting run from deep in his own half gives us an early lead in Cardiff :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN70mzeG17U

Andriy “Where were you in Istanbul?” Shevchenko equalises just before half-time :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAm3elCd1CA

But Big Peter’s header gives us the win :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBHdYzeYH4I

26-year-old Brazilian, Fábio Aurélio, makes his Liverpool debut as a substitute for Mark Gonzalez. Amazingly, he manages to play for thirty-four minutes without suffering a serious injury!


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« Reply #4414 on: August 13, 2012, 12:27:48 am »
13th August 2008 : Standard Liege 0 Liverpool 0

A Liverpool team plays a competitive match at the Stade de Sclessin for the first time since 1965. The important action takes place in the opening minutes. Standard are denied a goal when an early effort from Goodison-bound Marouane Fellaini appears to go behind the line after hitting a post. Then the home side are awarded a penalty despite Andrea Dossen’a handball being outside the penalty-area. Justice is served when Reina saves Dante Bonfim’s spot-kick.

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« Reply #4415 on: August 13, 2012, 12:29:54 am »
13th August 2011 : Liverpool 1 Sunderland 1

Four players make their senior debuts for the club (Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stuart Downing). Luis Suarez is wildly off-target with an early penalty-kick but then heads in Adam’s free-kick to give us the lead. Sebastian Larsson equalises for Sunderland with a brilliant volley. Here is the Suarez goal filmed from the Lower Anfield Road :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szk05fZuBKg

and the Larsson volley that earns the visitors a point :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhHsfAyh_CQ

Kenny is philosophical afterwards :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-fbCLIscvg

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« Reply #4416 on: August 13, 2012, 12:37:49 am »
13th August 1978 (Alan Kennedy arrives)

Alan had been a 19 year old full-back for Newcastle United on the day that Liverpool destroyed his F.A. cup final hopes in 1974 by outplaying the Geordies 3-0 at Wembley. He didn't know it at the time but although he never would collect a winners' medal in the F.A. cup, he would win more trophies than he could ever have dreamed possible after his transfer from the North-East to Merseyside just before the start of the 1978-79 season. The left-back had been a bit of a 'problem-area' for Liverpool in 1977-78 with Joey Jones, Tommy Smith & Alan Hansen all wearing the No. 3 shirt at some stage of that season. But Alan stepped confidently into their shoes and played 37 League games in each of his first two seasons at Anfield, winning League championship medals on both occasions. Alan missed much of the 1980-81 season through injury but still contributed two priceless goals from full-back to keep the club's run of success going on into the 80's. His extra-time goal narrowly failed to beat West Ham in the League cup final at Wembley but he was a member of the team that beat the Hammers in the Aston Villa replay 18 days later. Then on an unforgettable night in Paris eight weeks after that his blistering cross-shot fizzed past the Real Madrid 'keeper in a blur to bring the European cup to Anfield for the 3rd time in 5 seasons. His astonishing record of scoring in big games continued as he struck a second-half equaliser against Manchester United in the 1983 League cup final and then a year later came the most dramatic moment of all, the decisive penalty-kick in the shoot-out that followed the 1-1 draw with the Italian champions from Rome, who had been given the extremely unfair advantage of playing the European cup final at their own stadium. Kennedy still played in most of the following season's First Division fixtures but by the end of the season his place had been taken by Jim Beglin. He did play in the opening 8 League matches of the 1985-86 season but a comical own-goal in the last of those games (at Oxford) may have been the final straw for the new player-manager, Kenny Dalglish. Alan never played for the club again and Phil Neal, his full-back partner for so long and with whom he had enjoyed so much success, would only last a few more games before he too was replaced (by Steve Nicol). Alan had a brief spell in Belgium and also appeared for Hartlepool and Wigan in the lower divisions of the Football League before continuing to play non-League football until he had passed his 40th birthday. He was a popular player who made 251 First Division appearances for Liverpool to add to the 150+ he had played at Newcastle and he also reached the remarkable total of 100 cup games for Liverpool, a testimony to the club's domination of the time and the long cup runs which so often ended with success in the final.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4417 on: August 13, 2012, 12:59:22 am »
Today In History
August 13th


1966 Everton (Charity Shield) Goodison Park 1-0
Roger Hunt 9'
63,329

1977 Manchester United (Charity Shield ) Old Trafford 0-0
82,000

1981 Neuchatel Xamax (Friendly) La Maladiere 0-0
6,800

1997 Leicester City (Premier League) Anfield 1-2
Paul Ince 85'
35,007

2000 Parma (Friendly) Anfield 5-0
Dietmar Hamann 29' Nick Barmby 38' Gary McAllister 59' Michael Owen 69' (Pen) 85'
31,359

2002 Chester (Friendly) Deva Stadium 0-1
5,174

2005 Middlesborough (Premier League) Riverside 0-0
31,908

2006 Chelsea (Communial Shield) Millennium Stadium-Cardiff 2-1
John Arne Riise 9' Peter Crouch 80'
56,275

2008 Standard Liege (Champions League 3erd Qualifying Round 1st Leg) Stade Maurice Dufrasne 0-0
27.600

2011 Sunderland (Premier League) Anfield 1-1
Suarez 12'
Att 45,018


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Alan Kennedy (1978)
Mark Walters (1991)


DEBUTS


Kenny Dalglish (1977)
Fabio Aurelio (2006)
Andrea Dossena (2008)
Robbie Keane (2008)
Jose Enrique (2011)
Jordan Henderson (2011)
Charlie Adam (2011)
Stewart Downing (2011)


Scored 1st LFC Goal on this day

Paul Ince (1997)

Born on this Day

James Dawson (1890)
Bob Glassey (1914)

A day in history when Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish played his 1st LFC match
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4418 on: August 13, 2012, 11:04:30 am »
Today In History
August 13th
1997 Leicester City (Premier League) Anfield 1-2
Paul Ince 85'
35,007

I was convinced going into this season we would win the league especially after signing Paul Ince but one point from two games kinda hinted it would be more of the same. Ince scores here but by then were 2-0 down.

2000 Parma (Friendly) Anfield 5-0
Dietmar Hamann 29' Nick Barmby 38' Gary McAllister 59' Michael Owen 69' (Pen) 85'
31,359

Parma were one of the best teams in one of the best leagues in the world at the time but friendly or not theyre put to the sword here.

2002 Chester (Friendly) Deva Stadium 0-1
5,174

2005 Middlesborough (Premier League) Riverside 0-0
31,908

We absolutely maul Boro but cant get the goals, Gerrard probably should have scored 5. Momo Sissoko played his first league game here and i remember raving about him for the whole of the following week.

2006 Chelsea (Community Shield) Millennium Stadium-Cardiff 2-1
John Arne Riise 9' Peter Crouch 80'
56,275

John Arne Riise scores an impressive opening goal but one has to wonder why he was let run the whole length of the pitch unchallenged. Andriy Shevchenko drew them level on his debut but Peter Crouch scores a late deserved winner against a lethargic chelsea, who that summer caused sensation by signing Michael Ballack for a whopping 130k a week, Shevchenko was on something similar and with a 31m fee but both seem to unbalance the side. Ballack went off injured iirc

2008 Standard Liege (Champions League 3erd Qualifying Round 1st Leg) Stade Maurice Dufrasne 0-0
27.600

If it werent for Pepe Reina we would have had an embarrassing exit here, he saved us here and Anfield including a penalty save here. (though it was a harsh decision)

2011 Sunderland (Premier League) Anfield 1-1
Suarez 12'
Att 45,018

I was in London for this and my head was done in with the mrs sight seeing. We spent two nights there following a med cruise but unfortunately the hotel we stayed in was complete shit. we changed room twice which made no difference. On the last day they refused to look after our bags which meant we had to lug them all the way to victoria station at a cost of 25 quid. if i told me mrs once i told her 847 bastard fucking times i had a pain in my fucking arse sight seeing. i wanted to be back at the tube to watch the first half of the game sit down relax have a bit of lunch, and take it easy. this was about 11 ish

needless to say i was dragged around half the fucking tube line with her every few minutes, "ive no money". literally cos she was too fucking lazy to go to an atm. so 25 quid down with the bags, get to the tower of london, another 15 quid in "ive no money"........ the tower wasnt too bad but good jesus how she could spend 3 fucking hours there i dont know, when we got out it wasnt far off 3 and i was gagging to see the game. needless to say she wanted to see more sights. now it wasnt the first time we were in london and i had done the sightseeing til 1am the night before so id had enough. im all for sightseeing in cities but not til all hours and every god fucking given fucking minute of every fucking day your fucking there.

she then wanted to go to some church, now if i said once i said a million times "can we just go get some lunch relax and take it easy IM FUCKING FED UP FUCKING SIGHTFUCKINGSEEING". needless to say we end up on a tube (which i paid for) 25 mins out of the centre to  stand outside some church for 2 mins to get your picture taken then 25 mins back to the centre to get the bags. by this time any chance i had to see any of the game was up shit creek. our train to gatwick airport was due to leave at 4 but because of her insistence on sightseeing it was 355 by the time we got back to victoria and that was without picking bags meaning we had to literally sprint to get them and sprint with them. by this time weve missed the regular train and have to pay extra to make sure we dont miss our flight by boarding an express but of course the usual "ive no money" comes from her as she then proceeds to tell me how great she thought london was.

given i got to do fuck all and tolerated the worst hotel ive ever encountered i failed to agree, i dont think it was much to expect to see 45 mins of a match given all the sightseeing id already done to which she said "well you should have said something, i didnt really want to go to the last place, i thought you did"

FUCK ME FUCKING SIDEWAYS, what part of "im fed up sightseeing" did she not understand.

didnt help when i got home that night, she clearly heard me cleaning up the kitchen for about 5 minutes, second i went to sit down in the sitting room "any chance of a cup of tea?"

yeah nice one, dont ask me when im actually in the kitchen whatever you do

as for the match we should have been 4 up at half time, stewart downing was denied one of the goals of the season, luis suarez hit a penalty that was so far over the bar it probably landed on mars, we had a goal disallowed and threw away two points. it was a very lethargic second half, case in point was when suarez ran for a ball with wes brown and was easily beaten to it, he was hauled off straight away.

a very annoying day all round

Transfers IN




Alan Kennedy (1978)
Mark Walters (1991)


DEBUTS


Kenny Dalglish (1977)
Fabio Aurelio (2006)
Andrea Dossena (2008)
Robbie Keane (2008)
Jose Enrique (2011)
Jordan Henderson (2011)
Charlie Adam (2011)
Stewart Downing (2011)


Scored 1st LFC Goal on this day

Paul Ince (1997)

Born on this Day

James Dawson (1890)
Bob Glassey (1914)

A day in history when Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish played his 1st LFC match
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4419 on: August 13, 2012, 11:09:52 am »
Riise's solo run. My word. ;D
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4420 on: August 13, 2012, 11:26:29 am »
working backwards here

 In History
August 11th
1979 Arsenal (Charity Shield ) Wembley 3-1
Terry McDermott 38' 65' Kenny Dalglish 63'
Att 92,000

Its a routine win as Liverpool end the 70s pretty much how they are will begin and end the 80s by winning. Terry McDermott makes a burst through midfield to finish well and open the scoring in the first half, Kenny Dalglish adds a second and two minutes later McDermott drills home a 3rd. Alan Sunderland had scored the winner in the previous seasons dramatic FA Cup final win over Man united and here he grabbed a late consolation to make it 3-1, for some reason John Motson called him "Pat Sunderland" leading up to the goal.


1981 Servette Geneva (Friendly) Charmilles Stadium 1-2
Terry McDermott
Att 16,500

1992 Leeds United (Jim Beglin Testimonial ) Elland Road 4-1
Jamie Redknapp Ian Rush (2) Dean Saunders
Att 8,492

Remember reading about this, was just a few days after losing 4-3 to the same side in the charity shield, and they unveiled their only summer signing in David Rocastle from Arsenal although "Rocky" as he was known never scaled the heights of his Arsenal career again, we had some good wins in pre season but like our opponents we would struggle in the new premier league when we were both tipped to do well. Leeds won the last first division (when it was then the top division) but wouldnt win once away from Elland road all season in the league.

2002 Arsenal (Charity Shield) Millennium Stadium-Cardiff 0-1
Att 67,337

I remember them hitting the post and then Diouf being diddled out of a penalty, Steven Gerrard was lucky not to be sent off for an early lunge but he spent the rest of the game eating Patrik Vieira's dust, Arsenal good value for the win. Markus Babbel made an emotional return having spent the best part of a year out of the game with illness (guillem barre syndrome)

2007 Aston Villa (Premier League) Villa Park 2-1
Martin Laursen (OG) 30' Steven Gerrard 87'(Pen)
Att 42, 640

Our first win on the opening day since 2002 ironically against the same team. a Martin Laursen own goal is cancelled out by a late Gareth Barry penalty but an absolute peach of a free kick from Steven Gerrard breaks the hoodoo. I remember being really impressed with the quality of our squad, the likes of Javier Mascherano, Peter Crouch, Harry Kewell and Lucas didnt even feature.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4421 on: August 13, 2012, 12:14:00 pm »
 In History
August 12th
1988 Atlético Madrid (T Herrera Tournament) La Coruna 1-5
Ray Houghton
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a very heavy pre season defeat which is compounded by Alan Hansen seriously injuring his knees executing a slide tackle, Ray Houghton claimed one of the madrid lads fell on both Hansens knees and our captain doesn't feature until April.

1989 Arsenal (Charity Shield)Wembley 1-0
Peter Beardsley 33'
Att 63,149

Peter Beardsley scored the games only goal to win the charity shield, debutant Glen Hysen makes a hugely impressive debut at centre back alongside alan Hansen and gets the man of the match. We used to have this taped at home and believe me Hysen got rave reviews

1990 HJK Helsinki (Friendly) Olympic Stadion 2-0
Ray Houghton 60' David Burrows 76'
Att 8,371

I remember this game was replayed for a good few days on tv, my brother got in the door the following saturday enquiring who won the charity shield, me none the wiser said we won 2-0. he was most disappointed, game featured a rare david burrows goal.

1991 Tranmere Rovers (Friendly) Prenton Park 0-1
Att 14,246

clips of this game were heavily featured in "Liverpool in Europe" was the name off BBCs coverage for us in europe that season. Mark Walters made his debut and old boy John Aldridge scored the only goal. A few here wondered why Aldo didnt sign for a top flight club and rightly so. Though i do recall he was linked with Leeds, one of my brothers mates came down to the house one day.
"did you see Leeds are signing Tony Dorigo, Steve Hodge, John Aldridge and Rodney Wallace?"
my brother was in shock "jesus theyll be some team next year"

out of them Aldridge didnt sign, but 3 out of 4 aint bad, Leeds went on to win the league.

1995 Shelbourne (Friendly) Tolka Park 1-0
Steve McManaman 8'
Att 12,000

1996 Burnley (Friendly) Turf Moor 4-0
Robbie Fowler 13' Stan Collymore 39' 50' 70'
Att 9,976

last goal was a magnificent scissor kick by Stan.

2001 Manchester United (Charity Shield)Millennium Stadium-Cardiff- 2-1
Gary McAllister 2' (Pen) Michael Owen 15'
Att 70,227

After an early 2-0 lead we rode our luck when United debutant Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored, but we held on thanks to some superb saves from Sander Westerveld, Sander picked up an injury though and although he played all game Pegguy Arphexad kept goal in the next two games, before long Westerveld would leave the club, the match also saw an impressive debut for John Arne Riise.

2003 Fleetwood Town (Friendly) Bloomfield Road-Blackpool- 6-1
El Hadji Diouf 19'(Pen) Bruno Cheyrou 27' Milan Baros 39' 44' Jon Welsh 81' Anthony La Tellec 89'
Att 8,000

Was pretty excited after seeing the scorelist for this game, and was hopeful all would contribute to us having a splendid season, top 3 here we come. how wrong was i?

2012 Liverpool v Bayer Leverkusen ,Anfield, 3-1
Sterling 17', Lucas  29' , Carroll 65'
Att 25,291
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4422 on: August 13, 2012, 12:27:03 pm »
Loved the "sightseeing in London" story, HR.  That's fucking brilliant  :).

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4423 on: August 13, 2012, 01:00:23 pm »
Loved the "sightseeing in London" story, HR.  That's fucking brilliant  :).
honestly this time last year i was beginning to get fed up.

more and more by the minute. when we made it to the airport,
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4424 on: August 13, 2012, 01:51:04 pm »
I noticed Alan Kennedy's name appearing,i was tipped off he was going to be part of some opening or some such of an 02 store in Dublin and I headed along, whilst waiting i was given a 3 month e season ticket for the Liverpool website.

I overheard him saying he was pretty excited about our then new signings in Jermaine Pennant and Craig Bellamy, when I eventually met him we chatted briefly, he was very happy to sign a few photographs for me and shook my hand. I came away thinking he was without a doubt one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4425 on: August 13, 2012, 11:17:22 pm »
13th August 2005 : Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 0

The team has already played (and won) five Champions League qualifying matches. But on the return to Premier League action we only fire blanks and can’t even take advantage of Boro’ being down to ten men for the final quarter of an hour after Ugo Ehiogu is sent off by Mark Halsey for crudely bringing down Steven Gerrard as he burst through the home defence. We didn’t have a positive game-plan and a draw was probably all we deserved. It was the fourth successive League match at The Riverside in which we had failed to score.


I very rarely have reason to disagree with the LFC History Legend that is Kriss. I must though beg to differ on this occassion. Granted, we failed to find the breakthrough after Ehiogu was dismissed, but I don't accept that we weren't positive, and only deserved a point.  I'm struggling to recall Middlesbrough having a shot worthy of note in this game. We were the ONLY team that tried to win, and we totally dominated the game. As I and HR have both already alluded to, Gerrard could have taken 2 matchballs home with him on another day. There were games that season where we played far worse and won.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4426 on: August 13, 2012, 11:36:04 pm »
With the big kick off drawing ever nearer, it's time for me to recall my August 14th memories over the past 30 years.

1990: Kenny Dalglish is given a richly deserved testimonial by LFC which attracts a good crowd of over 30,000. He doesn't manage to score, but an Ian Rush brace, and a Steve McMahon strike give Liverpool a 3-1 win against Real Sociedad at Anfield. Ex Red John Aldridge is in the Spaniards line up, and he gets a great reception from the home fans. Also in the Sociedad team are Kevin Richardson and Dalian Atkinson.

1993: Liverpool make a perfect start to the League season as Sheffield Wednesday are seen off at Anfield thanks to a brace from debutant Nigel Clough. He hits a superb 1st on 39 minutes before doubling the lead shortly after half time when he pounces on the loose ball at a corner. Wednesday have Carlton Palmer sent off early on for an awful foul on Jan Molby. The media try and entice their manager Trevor Francis to blame the referee, but Francis to his credit refuses to rise to the bait.

Clough would score in 2 of the next 3 games. That would be as good as it got for him though at Anfield, apart from one memorable night in January 2004.

1999: Liverpool suffer a surprise home defeat to newly promoted Watford as they fail to build on their win at Hillsborough the previous week. Although it's mid August, the game is played in wet conditions, and these contribute to the only goal on 14 minutes when Jamie Carragher slips, and Tommy Mooney is left with a tap in. Liverpool huffed and puffed after that without ever realy looking like scoring. Watford joined Charlton from 12 months earlier, and Barnsley the season before that in leaving Anfield with an unexpected result.

2004: The 1st League game of the Rafalution sees Liverpool given a tough assignment in the early kick off at Tottenham. A smart finish from Djibrill Cisse gives the Reds a 38th minute lead, but Jermaine Defoe levels midway through the 2nd half. Both sides have chances to win an entertaining game, with Jamie Carragher going closest for Liverpool. A draw though was probably the right outcome.




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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4427 on: August 13, 2012, 11:40:58 pm »
14th August 1968 :  Southampton 2 Liverpool 0

It is only Southampton’s third season as a First Division club but we lose at The Dell for the second season in a row, this time to goals by Terry Paine and Ron Davies.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4428 on: August 13, 2012, 11:42:18 pm »
14th August 1971 : Liverpool 3 Nottingham Forest 1

Kevin Keegan is one of four changes that Bill Shankly makes from the team that lost the Charity Shield match at Filbert Street seven days earlier. Kevin’s Liverpool career gets off to a flier as he opens the scoring with barely a dozen minutes gone :

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« Reply #4429 on: August 13, 2012, 11:44:51 pm »
14th August 1973 : Hertha Berlin 1 Liverpool 1

This was a highlight of my early days following Liverpool around; and it remains so as a memory today. Berlin was still a mysterious city in 1973 and Checkpoint Charlie, the major crossing-point for the Berlin Wall, was still a very visible reminder of the Cold War. Visitors/tourists could still make that crossing and it was possible to do so by using the underground railway (U-Bahn) system, with one proviso being that you had to exchange a certain number of West German marks into East German marks before you were allowed to make that crossing. Not that there was anything in east Berlin to find to spend your newly-converted currency on, except by going to a bar close to the underground station. You had to spend it on something because East German marks were quite worthless in the West.

The Olympic Stadium was absolutely incredible to be close to or inside because it still closely resembled the way it had looked during the iconic 1936 Summer Games. Two German World Cups later (1974 and 2006), it has now lost much of its old mystique but in 1973 you could still almost imagine Jesse Owens running and jumping there. Steve Heighway scored one of the best goals I have ever seen … anywhere. It was fitting that he scored it in such a famous stadium. For older supporters who remember a rematkable solo goal Phil Boersma scored at Anfield against Stoke City in 1974, it was similar; the difference being that while Phil went through several challenges, Steve went round them in a fantastic slalom run and finished with a confident shot under the home goalkeeper’s body. It was a goal fit to win any match which sadly it did not because Klaus Walleitner equalised in the second half with a shot that was unluckily deflected out of Ray Clemence’s grasp.

The train journey across East Germany to get to Berlin seemed to be endless with a very strict checking of passports and travel documents taking place; and it was just as bad on the way out of Berlin, especially as it was a race against the clock to get to Brussels for the next match against Anderlecht on the 17th of August. I have never regretted making this trip to Berlin though. It was unforgettable to spend a couple of days in the city at that turbulent time in its history. 

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4430 on: August 13, 2012, 11:48:29 pm »
14th August 1976 : Liverpool 1 Southampton 0

We win the Charity Shield with a beautifully-crafted goal when Ian Callaghan’s chip is headed by Kevin Keegan into John Toshack’s path. Action from about two minutes on this clip :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H7hG398WCg

I seem to remember (it’s not shown on this clip) Ray Clemence  making a blinding save (I think from Mick Channon) near the end to preserve our slender lead.

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« Reply #4431 on: August 13, 2012, 11:52:25 pm »
14th August 1993 : Liverpool 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Nigel Clough, scorer of a century of League goals for Nottingham Forest, scores either side of half-time on his Liverpool debut. With it being the opening match of the season, you don’t have to wait too long (about 90 seconds) to see Clough’s goals on this end-of-season Wednesday review :

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« Reply #4432 on: August 13, 2012, 11:54:03 pm »
14th August 1995 : Linfield 0 Liverpool 1

Twelve days after watching Liverpool play in Norway, I make my first-ever visit to Northern Ireland. There are similarities in that the passion and enthusiasm for LFC in Belfast matches anything I saw in Oslo. It’s one reason why I insist on getting to Windsor Park early and I am right to do so because the queues outside the stadium are massive. Only scoring one goal, even if it is enough to win the match, might be viewed as a disappointment by some of our huge Irish support. But Linfield give the team a useful test five days ahead of a new League season starting. Action here :

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I haven’t been back to Belfast since. That’s my loss not theirs. I must rectify that one day because it was a brilliant trip.

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« Reply #4433 on: August 13, 2012, 11:55:41 pm »
14th August 1999 : Liverpool 0 Watford 1

Oops. And a pretty dreadful Oops too. Gerard Houllier has to change the team that won at Hillsborough on the opening day of the season a week earlier. Dietmar Hamann will be out for a few weeks after getting a nasty ankle injury against Wednesday. Steven Gerrard, who didn’t play in Sheffield, comes in to take his place.

The much-travelled Tommy Mooney scrambles a goal in front of the Kop after a quarter of an hour. What follows is reminiscent of another home defeat … to Barnsley … two seasons earlier. We have plenty of possession but no end product. Watford will finish rock bottom of the Premier League with only one away victory to their name and this is it.

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« Reply #4434 on: August 13, 2012, 11:56:32 pm »
14th August 2004 : 

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Liverpool 1

Djibril Cissé makes his League debut for the club and scores the first of his twenty-four Liverpool goals. Jermain Defoe’s equaliser in the final quarter of the match prevents us taking all three points. However, having lost 5 of our previous 6 matches at White Hart Lane, a draw is hardly a bad result either.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4435 on: August 14, 2012, 01:23:01 am »
Today In History
August 14th

1965 Manchester United (FA Charity Shield) Old Trafford 2-2
Willie Stevenson 38' Ron Yeats 86'
Att 48,502

1968 Southampton (Division One) The Dell 0-2
Att 24,453

1971 Nottingham Forest (Division One) Anfield 3-1
Kevin Keegan 12' Tommy Smith 15'(pen) Emlyn Hughes 55'
Att 51,427

1973 Hertha Berlin (Friendly) Berliner Olympia Stadion 1-1
Steve Heighway
Att 18,380

1976 Southampton (FA Charity Shield) Wembley 1-0
John Toshack 50'
Att 76,500

1978 Celtic (Jock Stein Testimonial ) Celtic Park 3-2
Alan Kennedy 32' Kenny Dalglish 39' 56'
Att 62,000

1982 Real Betis (Malaga Tournament)Marbella Stadium 2-0
Kenny Dalglish David Hodgson
Att Unknown

1983 Dinamo Bucharest (La Linea Tournament 3erd/4th place play-off) Estadio Municipal 3-2
Kenny Dalglish Michael Robinson (2)
Att 10,000

1988 Real Socidad (T Herrera Tournament 3erd/4th place play-off) La Coruna 4-0
John Barnes Gary Gillespie Steve McMahon (2)
Att Unknown

1990 Real Socidad (Kenny Dalglish Testimonial) Anfield 3-1
Steve McMahon Ian Rush (2)
Att 30,461

1993 Sheffield Wednesday (Premier League) Anfield 2-0
Nigel Clough 39' 47'
Att 44,004

1995 Linfield (Friendly) Windsor Park 1-0
Ian Rush 37'
Att 24,000

1999 Watford (Premier League)Anfield 0-1
Att 44,174

2004 Tottenham Hotspurs (Premier League) White Hart Lane 1-1
Djibril Cisse 37'
Att 35,105


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Djibril Cisse (2004)
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« Reply #4436 on: August 14, 2012, 01:28:10 am »
14th August 1965 : Manchester United 2 Liverpool 2

We couldn’t really complain about defending champions Manchester United being given home advantage because we had enjoyed the same privilege in the annual Charity Shield match against West Ham United a year earlier. As at Anfield in 1964, the Shield was shared after a two-all draw. West Ham had to come from behind twice to earn their draw at Anfield and we had to do the same at Old Trafford with Willie Stevenson and Ron Yeats equalising goals from George Best and David Herd. A draw was a kind of ‘moral victory’ for us because United’s first team had only lost one out of twenty-nine League and cup matches at Old Trafford in 1964-65.

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Today In History
August 14th

1990 Real Socidad (Kenny Dalglish Testimonial) Anfield 3-1
Steve McMahon Ian Rush (2)
Att 30,461


I had a ticket for this and was very disappointed to miss it. I only flew back from Oslo on the afternoon of the match and couldn't spot the friend I had arranged to meet me at Manchester airport. It turned out that he had been waiting in a different part of the airport :(. So I had to get a train to Liverpool instead of being taken directly to Anfield by car. But by the time I got to Lime Street station it was too late to make the start of the match so I just went home.

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Today In History
August 14th

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Kevin Keegan (1971)


What can be said about Kevin Keegan that hasn't already been said ? Probably not a lot. But here is a profile I wrote several years ago summing up his playing career :

Doncaster-born Kevin had played 120 League games for Scunthorpe United when he was signed by Liverpool for £35,000 during the Spring week in 1971 when the club was busy preparing for its F.A. cup final date with Arsenal at Wembley. Andy Beattie, Bill Shankly's former team-mate at Preston and the man he ultimately replaced as manager of Huddersfield Town after serving a brief spell as assistant manager there, drummed Kevin's name into the famous Scot time and again and eventually, as Bill later recalled in his autobiography "I decided to sign him. I had to, because Andy was so sure about Kevin". Shankly knew he had signed a player of exceptional potential but the 20 year old Yorkshireman was left behind when Liverpool flew off on their traditional pre-season tour. Four days before the 1971-72 season was due to open, Shankly picked Keegan for the first-team in a full-scale practice match at Melwood, normally a game where fitness is more important than the result. But Kevin created havoc that day and Shankly had no hesitation in giving him his debut against Nottingham Forest at Anfield the following Saturday when the League season opened. He scored after 12 minutes and after netting 3 times in the opening 5 League fixtures, it was clear that he was in the first-team to stay. In fact, Keegan never played in a single reserve fixture during the whole of his seven seasons at Anfield !
 
Defeat at Derby and a controversial draw at Arsenal in the last two First Division games of Kevin's debut season cost him a championship medal. But he only  had to wait another 12 months to achieve that and added a UEFA cup winners' medal too when his early strikes in the re-arranged home leg of the final against Borussia Mönchengladbach were the platform for the club's eventual aggregate victory, the club's first in a European club competition. He also received the first of numerous international caps during that season when picked for a World Cup qualifier with Wales at Ninian Park, Cardiff. In 1973-74 he played in every one of the 61 competitive matches Liverpool played in the League and (three) cup competitions, contributing 19 goals. Six of those came in the successful F.A. cup run, including two crucial strikes against his home-town club Doncaster Rovers, bottom of the old Fourth Division at the time, who threatened to make one of the biggest upsets in the cup's history when they took a 2-1 interval lead at Anfield, only to be pegged back by Keegan's second-half equaliser. Ever the man for the big occasion, he produced a sensational volley past Peter Shilton in the replayed semi-final victory over Leicester City at Villa Park and then repeated his two-goal cup final appearance of the previous year in the one-sided Wembley showdown with Newcastle United. But the 1974-75 season started badly for him, perhaps the lowest point of an illustrious career. Sent off during a pre-season match against Kaiserslautern in West Germany, he also received his marching orders 4 days later after clashing with Billy Bremner in the Charity Shield at Wembley. Perhaps because the traditional curtain-raiser to the season was being played at the National stadium for the first time but also because both he and Bremner took off their shirts as they left the field, both men received lengthy bans and although Kevin was allowed to play in the opening League match at Luton, he didn't play in the First Division again until October. But he quickly found his old form and played in the remaining 33 First Division fixtures as the Reds finished runners-up to Derby County. With goals hard to come by that season (Toshack was the club's leading scorer in the League with just 12), how crucial his absence was in the early part of that season, especially when the team was beaten 3 times in 4 games during September. In 1976 Liverpool repeated their League & UEFA cup 'double' of 1973 and again Kevin was prominent, only missing one First Division game and scoring in both legs of the European final against Bruges.
 
At a time when it was almost unheard of for English players to try their luck abroad, Kevin Keegan announced that the 1976-77 season would be his last as a Liverpool player. This caused some friction at the time but nobody could doubt his commitment to the cause whenever he pulled a Liverpool jersey over his head. He was the club's leading scorer in the League and contributed valuable goals as the team reached the finals of both the F.A. and European cups. With the championship clinched in the penultimate League match, a historic treble triumph beckoned but Manchester United ruined that dream and it was just a question of whether the players could lift themselves for one last effort in the European cup final only 4 days later. In Rome, Kevin played his heart out and ran himself (and Berti Vogts !) into the ground. Eight minutes from time, he started a typical run from 40 or so yards out, which was only ended by the German international's foul in the penalty-area. Phil Neal converted the spot-kick to seal probably the most famous triumph in the club's history.
 
After 3 seasons with Hamburg in the Bundesliga, during which he helped his new club win the championship and reach the European cup final (he was also twice named European Footballer of the Year), Kevin surprisingly returned to English soccer with Southampton and then just as surprisingly moved on to Newcastle United, helping them return to the top division. After several years out of the limelight living in Spain, he returned to St. James's Park to manage the last of the three English clubs he had played for and then managed Fulham before the offer to take over the National team prised him away from Craven Cottage. Kevin scored exactly 100 times in his 321 matches in all competitions for Liverpool. Dangerous in the air despite a comparative lack of height, he had a wonderful understanding with big John Toshack during his early seasons at Anfield and his speed of thought and actions created numerous goals for his colleagues with his intelligent runs and passing. Kevin Keegan should rightly be remembered as one of the finest players ever to wear a Liverpool shirt. The animosity by a small section of supporters during his final season must never cloud the fact that his contribution to the club's rise in the 1970's was immense. It was only the 'novelty' of an Englishman wanting to better himself by playing abroad that caused that untimely and unjustified resentment because Kevin Keegan never let Liverpool down for seven wonderful years.


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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #4439 on: August 14, 2012, 09:43:24 am »
thats a marvellous story Kriss, thanks for that.

Kevin Keegan is underrated at times, 1. primarily because his replacement Kenny Dalglish was well, Kenny Dalglish.

2 as you say was people having a bee in their bonnet about him moving
yer ma should have called you Paolo Zico Gerry Socrates HELLRAZOR