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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5480 on: May 13, 2024, 04:22:56 pm »

Yep The Friday Night Local Club Thing If I remember rightly

more than, the whole show.

Growing up in NE Wales that was our local news, now we get Wales tonight.  Im more interested in Liverpool Manchester Warrington etc than Cardiff and Swansea 4 hours drive away.
As I've said before, the Full English is just the base upon which the Scots/Welsh/NI have improved upon. Sorry but the Full English is the worst of the British breakfasts.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5481 on: May 13, 2024, 05:54:57 pm »
1989 - Don’t remember but guess that was in the crazy run of fixtures we had post Hillsborough. We often struggled to win there around that time, so an important win.

2006 - Just remember thinking I can’t believe we’re going to lose this game. We’d obviously started poorly and looked nervous which was surprising, but had done the hard bit to come back from two down, only to concede that absolute fluke from Konchesky. I remember thinking how unlucky that was but that ultimately no one would care. A goal out of nothing but it looked like being the winner for then…until what given the occasion is probably the greatest Liverpool goal I’ve seen. Once of the very few times I don’t think I celebrated a goal. I just burst out laughing at the absolute ridiculousness of it. What a goal from our ultimate big game player.

2007 was one of those slightly odd end of season games. We had the Champions League final a couple of weeks away and made a few changes to the team. Daniele Padelli the keeper made his one and only start for us. Sadly Fowler was subbed off just before we were awarded the late penalty.

2012 was a bit of drab end to the season that summed up how things were going a bit. The big story was City winning. I’d gone out and was t following the game, went to the toilet checked my phone and couldn’t believe City were losing 2-1 and about to gift the title to United. A couple of minutes later, a group of lads on the next table suddenly burst into a mad cheer of sorts that could only mean something crazy had happened. At first I thought maybe they’d just seen City were losing but quickly became apparent it was something else. Didn’t know what a pain City would become so at the time it felt good to see United suffer.

2018 was the perfect t end of season carnival in the sun. No nerves with an early goal and two up by half time. All very easy.

2021 was enjoyable. Think we went behind and I feared the worst then we scored two quickly and led at half time.had the famous Salah goal where Henderson made himself minuscule for them.



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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5482 on: May 13, 2024, 06:52:39 pm »
1989
Liverpool poised to take lead

Wimbledon 1 Liverpool 2

In celebration of the anniversary of last season's FA Cup final, Liverpool staged
two impromptu matinees at Plough Lane on Saturday. The first performance
refreshed the memory of how poorly they played at Wembley. The second
illustrated how they should have fulfilled expectations and claimed the trophy.
Had they beaten Wimbledon then, they would have completed the double.
Having done so now, they promised to achieve the rare feat for the second time
in the three years. The prospect is more likely to be undermined by their own
phsyical and mental fatigue rather than by their opponents.
Their closing away game was always likely to pose a fearful threat even if
Liverpool had been at their freshest. They could scarecly relish protecting
themselves against Wimbledon's muscular challenge at any time, let alone a mere
68 hours after taking on, and only belatedly beating, Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool were not ready initially for the unenviable task. Kenny Dalglish, in
erroneously paying Wimbledon too much respect, reinforced his defence by
omitting Beardsley and employing a sweeper, Hansen. The plan, which had been
adequately successful at Millwall, never looked anything other than a failure.
Wimbledon's notorious long-ball tactics were fuelled by a strong breeze. ``It is a
westerly which comes in over the stand,'' according to their manager, Bobby
Gould. He suggests that it can have a heavy influence and never more so than on
this occassion, the proverbial ``game of two halves''.
Liverpool would have struggled before the interval even if they had not been
facing it. Since no one could cope with Fashanu in the air, Wimbledon used him
almost exclusively as the source for their attack. Watson, later to be spared the
ordeal, Ablett and Hansen resembled helpless bystanders.
The discomfort of the central trio was visible. Watson, with one of his few positive
contributions, almost beat his own goalkeeper before Hansen did so by deflecting
Fashanu's cross over Grobbelaar. Liverpool, stuck in a mess of Wimbledon's
making, could make no significant progress of their own.
But they, the game and the balance of the championship were transformed at
half-time. Dalglish abandoned the sweeper system and replaced Watson with
Rush. Instead of being forced to counteract Wimbledon's awkward style,
Liverpool dictated the pattern of the rest of the afternoon and could have
established a clear advantage in goal difference over Arsenal.
``You have to hand it to Liverpool,'' Gould said. ``They paid us the compliment of
starting with a rearranged defence but then they adapted. In the second half the
wind blew a bit too strongly for my liking.'' It soon became a gale and his team
was effectively flattened.
He pointed out that the equalizer, a product of Grobbelaar's lengthy clearance
and scored by Aldridge on the hour, could have been designed by his own team.
The winner, claimed gloriously a quarter of a hour later by Barnes at the end of a
40-yard run, was no more elaborate.
But Liverpool, with their vastly superior technique, have the ability to mix the
direct approach with the patient build-up. They depend on subtlety and variety.
Wimbledon, though mercifully less brutal, still rely principally on energy and
physical intimidation. Staunton, for instance had three stitches in a wound caused
by Fashanu's elbow.
Having escaped further damage and having conveniently rested Beardsley, a place
at the top of the first division awaits them. They should overtake Arsenal, who
were once 19 points ahead, by beating Queen's Park Rangers at home tomorrow
night. The pressure will then be reapplied to their rivals. Arsenal will collide with
Wimbledon at Highbury on Wednesday.
WIMBLEDON: H Segers; P Joseph (sub: A Cork), T Phelan, V Jones, E Young, J
Scales, E Kruszynski, P Miller, J Fashanu, J Quamina (sub: L Sanchez) D Wise.
LIVERPOOL: B Grobbelaar; G Ablett, S Staunton, S Nichol, R Whelan, A Hansen, A
Watson (sub: I Rush), J Aldridge, R Houghton, J Barnes, S McMahon.
Referee: G Courtney.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5483 on: May 13, 2024, 06:54:16 pm »
Lot to catch up on
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5484 on: May 14, 2024, 07:56:58 am »
May 14th

1977 - We retained the League title, holding West Ham United to a goalless draw at Anfield, to win the championship for the tenth time.

1980 - A testimonial match for Ray Clemence was staged at Anfield as the reds lost 8-6 to Belgians Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, with defender Richard Money bagging his first reds goal. Kevin Keegan returned to score for the reds that night, with Howard Gayle grabbing a brace and Clem himself and ex-red Joey Jones also on the scoresheet.

1983 - Bob Paisley bowed out as reds boss, signing off with a 2-1 defeat at second-placed Watford, having already clinched our fourteenth League title two weeks before. Craig Johnston netted our consolation that day. He had led us to a total of 307 victories in 535 games in charge, as we claimed six League titles, three European Cups, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, three League Cups and four FA Charity Shields.

1985 –  We drew 1-1 at Southampton. John Wark struck after half an hour, but David Armstrong equalised after the break, one of his four goals past us. Mark Lawrenson dislocated a shoulder which made him a doubt for the European Cup Final in Brussels.

1988 - We suffered defeat in the FA Cup Final at the hands of underdogs Wimbledon, to be denied a second double in three seasons. Lawrie Sanchez scored the only goal of the game, while Peter Beardsley had a goal chalked off and Dave Beasant saved a penalty from John Aldridge - the only spot-kick we have been awarded in an FA Cup Final, and the first penalty miss in any Wembley final. This game also saw Craig Johnston’s 271st and final reds appearance.

1995 - Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn Rovers side clinched the League despite losing 2-1 at Anfield, as Manchester United failed to beat West Ham United at Upton Park. Alan Shearer struck one of his eight goals past us before John Barnes equalised, with Jamie Redknapp scoring the goal that might have cost Rovers the League, had the Irons not held on for a draw. We therefore finished the season in fourth spot.

2000 - Our 1-0 defeat at Bradford City, thanks to a David Wetherall goal, meant we just missed out on a first venture in the new Champions League, and ensured the Bantams’ top-flight survival. Titi Camara played his 37th and final reds game, with Dominic Matteo appearing for the 155th and last time.

2014 – Midfielder Cameron Brannagan, centre-half Rafael Páez, winger Kristoffer Peterson, right-back Connor Randall and midfielder Jordan Williams all played their first senior reds games as we beat Shamrock Rovers 4-0 in a post-season friendly in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Forward Jack Dunn bagged his first reds strike, with Iago Aspas, Fabio Borini and Martin Kelly also on target

2017 – We paid our first visit to West Ham United’s new ground, the London Stadium, thumping the Hammers 4-0 as we closed in on Champions League qualification. Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring before the break, with Philippe Coutinho bagging a brace and Divock Origi also on target.

2022 – We claimed the FA Cup for the eighth time as our Wembley meeting with Chelsea ended goalless after extra time, with both sides hitting the woodwork. We won 6-5 on penalties, with James Milner, Thiago Alcântara, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold all converting before Sadio Mané’s spot-kick was saved. Diogo Jota also converted, with Kostas Tsimikas netting the decisive penalty.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5485 on: May 14, 2024, 02:00:05 pm »
Penalty kings again two years ago. Remember being completely amazed that we'd won two trophies and could still have won two more, disappointing last couple of weeks to the season but a great year overall. 17/18 penalties in two shootouts wasn't bad, most of the fucking squad scored one  ;D. Was always a bit sceptical about that Mane penalty to win it, seemed to give his national team goalkeeper a very good chance to save it.

Only three FA Cup finals have ever gone to a shootout, meaning Liverpool are the only club to win it twice this way.

League Cup Final shootout takers were:

Milner
Fabinho
Van Dijk
Alexander-Arnold
Salah
Jota
Origi
Robertson
Elliott
Konaté
Kelleher
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5486 on: May 15, 2024, 08:38:26 am »
May 15th

1982 - We claimed our thirteenth League title with a game remaining by beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Anfield, having been mid-table at Christmas. Ex-red Ray Clemence was in the Spurs goal, with Mark Lawrenson, Kenny Dalglish and Ronnie Whelan scoring past him after Glenn Hoddle had handed the visitors the lead with a glorious strike, one of his four against us.

1984 - Ian Rush was on target as we drew 1-1 with Norwich City, having won the League three days before at Notts County. Kenny Dalglish played his 400th reds game.

2002 -Our Under-19’s won 3-2 at Highbury in the second leg of the FA Premier Academy League Play-Off Final, but it was not enough to overturn a 5-1 first leg defeat.

2004 - Emile Heskey, Danny Murphy and Michael Owen all played their final first-class games for the reds. Owen struck the equaliser as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at Anfield, so finishing the season in fourth spot. This was also Gérard Houllier’s last game in charge, while Paul Harrison was on the bench for the first of thirteen times. Shola Ameobi netted for the visitors.

2005 - Argentinean centre-back Mauricio Pellegrino played his thirteenth and final reds game as we beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield in our final League game of the season, to finish behind our neighbours in fifth. Djibril Cissé struck a brace, including a penalty, with Gareth Barry on target for the Villains with the first of his four goals against the reds to date. Igor Bišcan also made his final reds outing as he played his 118th reds game, with Dietmar Hamann turning out for the reds on the 250th occasion. Midfielder Antonio Núñez also appeared for the last time, just his 27th outing.

2008 – Sammy Lee returned to the club as Assistant Manager, having left the backroom staff in the summer of 2004 for a full-time post with England, before joining Bolton Wanderers.

2011 – We lost 2-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur to damage our hopes of qualifying for Europe. Spurs took an early lead when Rafael van der Vaart’s strike deflected in off Glen Johnson, with Luka Modrić converting a controversial second-half penalty.

2016 – We drew 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion, with winger Sergi Canos making his only senior reds appearance. Midfielder Cameron Brannagan, winger Jordon Ibe, centre-half Martin Škrtel and left-back Brad Smith all played their last games for the club. Ibe struck our goal as we finished the League season in eighth, our joint lowest placing since returning to the top flight in 1962. This game came just three days before the UEFA Europa League Final against Sevilla in Basel.

2023 – We won 3-0 at Leicester City as Curtis Jones bagged a first-half brace. Trent Alexander-Arnold added the third, with Mohamed Salah assisting all three goals.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5487 on: May 16, 2024, 06:20:05 am »
May 16th

1977 - We lost 2-1 at Bristol City, with David Johnson netting our consolation in our final League game of the season. Chris Garland struck twice for the home side as left-back Alec Lindsay made his 248th and final reds outing.

1988 - The reds beat an England XI 3-2 to win the Fosters Challenge Cup, in a testimonial match for Alan Hansen at Anfield. Mick Harford’s header put England in front, before Ronnie Whelan and Ian Rush put the reds ahead. Chris Waddle equalised and then Rush added his second. Long before the end the Kop were chanting “Ian Rush come back home”, a wish that was granted just three months later.

1989 - John Aldridge and Ronnie Whelan scored as we beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Anfield.

1995 - We took part in a friendly in celebration of University College Dublin’s centenary season in 1994-95, winning 3-1 at Lansdowne Road. Robbie Fowler struck twice, with Jamie Redknapp also on target.

1999 – Karl-Heinz Riedle, Patrik Berger and Paul Ince were all on target as Wimbledon left Anfield  after our last game of the season on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline. Phil Babb made his 170th and final reds appearance in this game, with Ince playing for the 81st and last time and Øyvind Leonhardsen turning out for the 49th and final time.

2000 – The reds beat Celtic 4-1 in a testimonial for Ronnie Moran. He had struck seventeen times in 379 games for us before joining the coaching staff. The game was also special in that Erik Meijer grabbed a rare brace, with the other goals coming from Titi Camara and David Thompson.

2001 - We clinched the third leg of our cup treble, beating Deportivo Alavés 5-4 after a pulsating match in Dortmund. Markus Babbel and Steven Gerrard put us 2-0 up after a quarter of an hour, with the German grabbing his sixth and final reds goal. Ivan Alonso pulled one back before a Gary McAllister penalty restored our two-goal cushion before half-time. After the break, two goals from Javi Moreno levelled the match, before Robbie Fowler scored his fiftieth cup goal to regain the lead. Jordi Cruyff sent the Final into extra-time, before a golden own-goal from Delfi Geli, from a Gary Mac free-kick, finally won us the UEFA Cup for the third time.

2015 - Steven Gerrard bid an emotional farewell to Anfield as we tamely lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Glen Johnson played his 200th and last reds game, with Raheem Sterling also making his final appearance for the club. Adam Lallana opened the scoring against his former club, but Jason Puncheon equalised just before half time. Wilfred Zaha’s free-kick put the Eagles ahead before Glenn Murray converted the rebound after his penalty was initially saved by Simon Mignolet.

2021 – Alisson Becker headed in a stoppage-time winner at West Bromwich Albion to become the first goalkeeper to ever score for the reds as Roberto Firmino skippered the side for the first time. Hal Robson-Kanu gave the Baggies an early lead with Mohamed Salah equalising before half time. Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to make his 63rd and last reds appearance as we won 2-1.


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« Reply #5488 on: May 16, 2024, 08:50:06 am »
May 15th

1982 - We claimed our thirteenth League title with a game remaining by beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Anfield, having been mid-table at Christmas. Ex-red Ray Clemence was in the Spurs goal, with Mark Lawrenson, Kenny Dalglish and Ronnie Whelan scoring past him after Glenn Hoddle had handed the visitors the lead with a glorious strike, one of his four against us.

2004 - Emile Heskey, Danny Murphy and Michael Owen all played their final first-class games for the reds. Owen struck the equaliser as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at Anfield, so finishing the season in fourth spot. This was also Gérard Houllier’s last game in charge, while Paul Harrison was on the bench for the first of thirteen times. Shola Ameobi netted for the visitors.

2005 - Argentinean centre-back Mauricio Pellegrino played his thirteenth and final reds game as we beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield in our final League game of the season, to finish behind our neighbours in fifth. Djibril Cissé struck a brace, including a penalty, with Gareth Barry on target for the Villains with the first of his four goals against the reds to date. Igor Bišcan also made his final reds outing as he played his 118th reds game, with Dietmar Hamann turning out for the reds on the 250th occasion. Midfielder Antonio Núñez also appeared for the last time, just his 27th outing.


2011 – We lost 2-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur to damage our hopes of qualifying for Europe. Spurs took an early lead when Rafael van der Vaart’s strike deflected in off Glen Johnson, with Luka Modrić converting a controversial second-half penalty.

2023 – We won 3-0 at Leicester City as Curtis Jones bagged a first-half brace. Trent Alexander-Arnold added the third, with Mohamed Salah assisting all three goals.
1982- a 3-1 over Spurs seals a league championship that looked unlikely at christmas when Liverpool were 12th. A towering header from Mark Lawrenson brought us level after Spurs went ahead in the first half, the crowd went absolutely crazy when Kenny Dalglish made it 2-1 and Ronnie Whelan rifled home a third late on. Whelan scored twice against Spurs in the league cup final earlier that season.

23:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvYLKiZm40U some highlights here including the trophy lift and a fantastic reception from the Kop for Ray Clemence. His reaction is great too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54Trop1UXM further highlights here I must watch later which includes Glen Hoddle's stunning opener.

2004- Writing was on the wall for a few players and Gerard Houllier, spent the day touring scrap yards looking for parts. This was a saturday, on the thursday, friday and saturday I was double jobbing, second job the c*nt of a boss on the thursday accused me of sexual harrassment which was absolutely outrageous, when I asked why she was saying that all she could say was
"you know Why"

No I dont, hence why I asked. Turned out it was because I asked how much the price of a chicken breast was, next day I was in, I took my eye off the road for a second and someone in front of me suddenly done a u-turn and I ended up in the back of someone. Boss didnt even ask was I ok after it, first question was
"what time are you coming back into work at"

yeah thanks, end of the night, sent someone down with my wages, because I took an hour off she deducted me 12 euro, didnt even have the balls to say it to my face, utter c*nt. Needless to say her work phone had a few extra calls on it that month for my own personal calls, whilst the free food we were entitled too when working got fleeced. bitch

2005- Was at that game, great atmosphere

2011- Was doing groomsman at a wedding that summer, suit fitting was the day before, was absolutely hungover to bits. Night before was so pissed it took me 15 mins to get my key in the door, didnt eat until about 7pm that night via a trip to the bog to throw up.

2023- Jones had a stormer while Trent's goal was superb, remember the away end singing Bobby Firmino's song for about 25 minutes
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5489 on: May 16, 2024, 09:03:52 am »
May 16th

1988 - The reds beat an England XI 3-2 to win the Fosters Challenge Cup, in a testimonial match for Alan Hansen at Anfield. Mick Harford’s header put England in front, before Ronnie Whelan and Ian Rush put the reds ahead. Chris Waddle equalised and then Rush added his second. Long before the end the Kop were chanting “Ian Rush come back home”, a wish that was granted just three months later.

1989 - John Aldridge and Ronnie Whelan scored as we beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Anfield.

1995 - We took part in a friendly in celebration of University College Dublin’s centenary season in 1994-95, winning 3-1 at Lansdowne Road. Robbie Fowler struck twice, with Jamie Redknapp also on target.


2000 – The reds beat Celtic 4-1 in a testimonial for Ronnie Moran. He had struck seventeen times in 379 games for us before joining the coaching staff. The game was also special in that Erik Meijer grabbed a rare brace, with the other goals coming from Titi Camara and David Thompson.

2001 - We clinched the third leg of our cup treble, beating Deportivo Alavés 5-4 after a pulsating match in Dortmund. Markus Babbel and Steven Gerrard put us 2-0 up after a quarter of an hour, with the German grabbing his sixth and final reds goal. Ivan Alonso pulled one back before a Gary McAllister penalty restored our two-goal cushion before half-time. After the break, two goals from Javi Moreno levelled the match, before Robbie Fowler scored his fiftieth cup goal to regain the lead. Jordi Cruyff sent the Final into extra-time, before a golden own-goal from Delfi Geli, from a Gary Mac free-kick, finally won us the UEFA Cup for the third time.

2015 - Steven Gerrard bid an emotional farewell to Anfield as we tamely lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Glen Johnson played his 200th and last reds game, with Raheem Sterling also making his final appearance for the club. Adam Lallana opened the scoring against his former club, but Jason Puncheon equalised just before half time. Wilfred Zaha’s free-kick put the Eagles ahead before Glenn Murray converted the rebound after his penalty was initially saved by Simon Mignolet.

2021 – Alisson Becker headed in a stoppage-time winner at West Bromwich Albion to become the first goalkeeper to ever score for the reds as Roberto Firmino skippered the side for the first time. Hal Robson-Kanu gave the Baggies an early lead with Mohamed Salah equalising before half time. Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to make his 63rd and last reds appearance as we won 2-1.



1988- I remember Alan Hansen joking that Ian Rush upstaged him on his testimonial and got a far bigger ovation haha

1989- Whelan took his goal well, Peter Beardsley was injured in the celebration after somebody had jumped on Whelan. It was played on a Tuesday night, having lost to Derby on the Saturday, our rivals Arsenal were one point behind us in 2nd. The next night they drew 2-2 at home to Wimbledon leaving us in pole position to win the title, we all know what happened.

1995- Was at that game, it absolutely pissed down. There was a part of the programme in the middle where you held it up and it was two red pages, all the crowd did it for an overhead shot. UCD's goal was nice, saw it perfectly from the North end. We missed one of the goals though as someone was throwing an inflatable banana around. We thought it was good fun until we all got pissed off we had missed a goal.

2000- Good send off for a fine servant, I think the Anfield road end was extended and there were concerns when part of the stand was seen moving

2001- What a final that was, a great night as we seal a unique trouble. And we still had one game to go where a victory over Charlton would seal a top 3 spot and a champions league play off for the following season. I had been wearing our gold away jersey for months for every game, previous saturday was the FA cup final, I had it on all day, it was boiling. I got pissed and fell asleep in it. Threw it in the wash, on the evening of the game I found it was still in the wash basket. I was horrified until a conversation with my Dad
"It has been washed in months, I slept in it the other night for christ sake"
"what day was that?"
"when we won the FA cup, it smells now"
"That son, is the smell of success"

It went on me and wasnt washed. When we played Charlton the following saturday I was at a wedding, I was seriously tempted to wear the shirt under my suit

2015- an absolutely limp display

2021- I still wonder what my neighbours thought, and it wasnt a flukey scruffy finish either, Alisson leapt like  a salmon, and diving backwards he rocketed a brilliant header in the top corner. I absolutely screamed the place down, our patio doors were open, I am sure the house behind me think im a psycho

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5490 on: May 16, 2024, 10:01:31 am »
Absolutely loved reading that , especially 2001  & 2021

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5491 on: May 16, 2024, 10:04:26 am »
Aye, unfortunately too much else to catch up on

Weekends and the Wolves preview get in the way
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« Reply #5492 on: May 16, 2024, 10:06:41 am »
I say this revert year on this day I reckon! In 2001 I’d been in Australia and watched the FA Cup final there which was amazing. We flew to Christchurch in New Zealand on the Tuesday. Final must have kicked offf about 6am so got up early and headed to the 24 hour Casino which was about the only place open. Only to find it wasn’t on NZ television (but come back next week for the Champions League)…

My mates went back to bed, I trudged the streets, had a McNasty's breakfast then decided to call home. My mum answers as the dad and brother were out watching the game. She told me it was 4-3 to Liverpool like that was the most normal thing in the world. Few minutes to go so we chatted a bit until she said “they’ve scored”…didn’t tell me which team! Found it out it was Jordi Cruyff so said my goodbyes and found an Internet cafe as by this point it was about 9am. “Watched” the winner over minute by minute coverage on Football365!

2021 was just nuts as well. Incredible story after all Alisson had been through that season.

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« Reply #5494 on: May 16, 2024, 03:43:04 pm »
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« Reply #5496 on: May 16, 2024, 10:03:21 pm »
May 17th

1979 - Our 3-0 win at Leeds United was our thirtieth League victory of the season, one behind Tottenham Hotspur’s record from 1960/61. David Johnson bagged a brace either side of a Jimmy Case strike in a game originally postponed from two months earlier. We therefore ended the League season having only conceded sixteen goals in all, a record that stood until 2004/05 with a then record 68 points, having clinched our eleventh League title a week earlier.

1984 - We took part in a testimonial game for Kevin Keegan as we drew 2-2 at Newcastle United. Michael Robinson and Graeme Souness bagged our goals, while Keegan and Terry McDermott were on target for the home side.

1985 - We beat Watford 4-3 at Anfield with Ian Rush grabbing a brace, to add to a goal from Kenny Dalglish and a John Wark penalty. Jim Beglin scored an own goal in this match, with John Barnes and Colin West also on target for the visitors.

1991 - We played our first ever game in Singapore, drawing 1-1 with Arsenal in the Caltex Cup, with Ian Rush on the scoresheet. The game went into extra-time, but we lost 4-3 on penalties in the National Stadium.

1996 - We won the FA Youth Cup for the first time . We beat West Ham United 2-1 at Anfield, to claim the trophy 4-1 on aggregate. Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen featured for the reds.

2009 - We won 2-0 at West Bromwich Albion to relegate the home side, thanks to goals from Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt. This was our thirteenth away League win of the season, equalling a club record from 1904/05, and our ninth straight win at The Hawthorns. Álvaro Arbeloa played his 98th and final reds game, being involved with an angry exchange with Jamie Carragher towards the end of the match.

2022 – Nathan Redmond put Southampton ahead early on at St Mary’s Stadium, but ex-Saints loanee Takumi Minamino struck his fourteenth goal in his 55th and final outing. Divock Origi came off the bench for his 175th and last reds appearance, with Joël Matip heading in as we eventually won 2-1 to take the title race down to the final day.
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5497 on: May 17, 2024, 10:56:24 pm »
1979. Unfortunately I believe it was THAT paper.

1984- was this when the chopper came on the pitch. Heard he gave his shirt to a copper to give to Peter Beardsley. He's still waiting on it

1996. Frank lampard scored a belter for west ham. Owen for us and then after Owen hit the post Stuart Quinn scored. Stuart had a brother called mark. Was a bit of hope we would have our own nevilles but that amounted to zilch.

I remember my brother had. A big interest in this bit it took him days to find the result. Said it was a big win as west ham had a good academy in his words. Given rip Ferdinand and Frank lampard were there and Joe Cole was soon to follow he had a point.

2009. Always thought Carra was way out of line here.

2022. Good goal by redmond. Brilliant finish by minamino and a fine looping header by matip. That team never gave up. I heard city players were all ready to celebrate as a loss would hand them the league. That would have to wait a few days
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« Reply #5498 on: May 18, 2024, 08:55:56 am »
May 18th

1982 - We played out a goalless draw with Middlesbrough, the final game of a season in which we won the League by four points from Ipswich Town. Led by skipper Graeme Souness, the reds had all snuck out of the hotel to go down the pub shortly before the game!


2016 – Daniel Sturridge gave us a half-time lead in the UEFA Europa League Final against Sevilla in Basel, but we collapsed after the break to lose 3-1 with Jorge Moreno bagging a brace to add to a Kévin Gameiro strike. Midfielder Joe Allen, centre-forward Christian Benteke and centre-half Kolo Touré all played their last reds games. We had been denied a clear-cut penalty in the first half as the Spanish side went on to claim the trophy for the third consecutive season

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« Reply #5499 on: May 18, 2024, 09:08:03 am »

 
1979. Unfortunately I believe it was THAT paper.

1984- was this when the chopper came on the pitch. Heard he gave his shirt to a copper to give to Peter Beardsley. He's still waiting on it

1996. Frank lampard scored a belter for west ham. Owen for us and then after Owen hit the post Stuart Quinn scored. Stuart had a brother called mark. Was a bit of hope we would have our own nevilles but that amounted to zilch.
I remember my brother had. A big interest in this bit it took him days to find the result. Said it was a big win as west ham had a good academy in his words. Given rip Ferdinand and Frank lampard were there and Joe Cole was soon to follow he had a point.

2009. Always thought Carra was way out of line here.

2022. Good goal by redmond. Brilliant finish by minamino and a fine looping header by matip. That team never gave up. I heard city players were all ready to celebrate as a loss would hand them the league. That would have to wait a few days



Re  1979 - I 'm not sure what paper it was but will edit my post (Sure you are right , you usually are )

Re 1984  I don't recall that , but What a memory you have if it did

Re 1996 Yes I Believe West Ham where Favourites ( Again great memory )

Re 2009 Again I don't recall the incident myself


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« Reply #5500 on: May 18, 2024, 11:29:21 am »


Re  1979 - I 'm not sure what paper it was but will edit my post (Sure you are right , you usually are )

Re 1984  I don't recall that , but What a memory you have if it did

Re 1996 Yes I Believe West Ham where Favourites ( Again great memory )

Re 2009 Again I don't recall the incident myself


regarding the paper I wasn't having a go at you. I believe I read in Peter evos book it was a certain Paper. You know the one.

1984. https://youtu.be/KHPCQW_VdP4?si=DWDk8AV-NxuLAaVx

2009. Carra went absolutely mental. Thought it was a bit much.
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« Reply #5501 on: May 18, 2024, 11:31:39 am »
May 18th

1982 - We played out a goalless draw with Middlesbrough, the final game of a season in which we won the League by four points from Ipswich Town. Led by skipper Graeme Souness, the reds had all snuck out of the hotel to go down the pub shortly before the game!


2016 – Daniel Sturridge gave us a half-time lead in the UEFA Europa League Final against Sevilla in Basel, but we collapsed after the break to lose 3-1 with Jorge Moreno bagging a brace to add to a Kévin Gameiro strike. Midfielder Joe Allen, centre-forward Christian Benteke and centre-half Kolo Touré all played their last reds games. We had been denied a clear-cut penalty in the first half as the Spanish side went on to claim the trophy for the third consecutive season
best me to it with the pub. Ian rush said they had a few pints in his book. Half time they were basically just pissing the whole time. Still got a draw lol

2016. Was unai emery manager.....played them off the pitch in first half. Second half we collapsed. Too many games and injuries. Our 37th match since Xmas.

Very disappointing outcome. Long term it did us no harm

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« Reply #5502 on: May 18, 2024, 12:10:47 pm »
2016 turned out it be a miserable day all round. I had a job interview I didn’t get, which meant I couldn’t enjoy the build up so much. Game started well with that wonderful Sturbridge goal but then we conceded stupidly early in the second half and the game fell away from us. Think we had a nailed on penalty not given at 1 up in the first half?

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« Reply #5503 on: May 18, 2024, 01:57:39 pm »
At least one maybe two

One blatant handball

Lovren had a goal disallowed too. Albeit correctly
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« Reply #5504 on: May 18, 2024, 02:33:19 pm »
regarding the paper I wasn't having a go at you. I believe I read in Peter evos book it was a certain Paper. You know the one.

1984. https://youtu.be/KHPCQW_VdP4?si=DWDk8AV-NxuLAaVx

2009. Carra went absolutely mental. Thought it was a bit much.

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« Reply #5505 on: May 18, 2024, 02:38:02 pm »
best me to it with the pub. Ian rush said they had a few pints in his book. Half time they were basically just pissing the whole time. Still got a draw lol

2016. Was unai emery manager.....played them off the pitch in first half. Second half we collapsed. Too many games and injuries. Our 37th match since Xmas.

Very disappointing outcome. Long term it did us no harm


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Moreno was a genuine fucking disgrace that night. I'd say he done it deliberately growing up with Sevilla but I think he just had the ability to be that bad.
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« Reply #5507 on: May 19, 2024, 06:57:56 am »
May 19th

1976 - We claimed the UEFA Cup for the second time as we drew 1-1 at Club Brugge to triumph 4-3 on aggregate. Kevin Keegan equalised just five minutes after Raoul Lambert’s penalty had put the Belgians ahead, following Tommy Smith’s handball. This result came about despite Bob Paisley being without seven first-team players for ten of the fifteen days between the preceding final League game of the season and this match, due to the British International Championships.

1981 - Ray Kennedy nabbed the only goal to see off Manchester City at Anfield, as we ended a disappointing League campaign in fifth place. Howard Gayle had earlier headed onto a post from a Jimmy Case corner, while making his fifth and final reds appearance.

1982 - We took part in a testimonial match for Alan Kennedy’s brother Keith, beating a Bury Select XI 8-7 at Gigg Lane. Keith Kennedy came on as a substitute for the reds and scored two goals. David Johnson also struck twice, with Craig Johnston, Steve Ogrizovic and Bury’s Paul Hilton and Craig Madden all also netting for the reds.

1999 - Sami Hyypiä signed from Willem II for £2.6m. He made 464 reds appearances, many as captain, and notched 35 times, helping us to claim the European Cup, UEFA Cup, two FA Cups, two League Cups and two UEFA Super Cups before joining Bayer 04 Leverkusen in June 2009.

1999 we beat Sunderland, the hundredth Football League champions, 3-2 at the Stadium of Light in the Football League 100th Championship Challenge. Robbie Fowler scored from the spot, with Jamie Redknapp and Paul Ince also on target.

2001 - Sami Hyypiä and Sander Westerveld each played their hundredth reds game in our 4-0 win at Charlton Athletic, a result that took us into the new format of the Champions League for the first time as we ended the season third. After surviving a barrage of Addicks attacks in the first half, a brace from Robbie Fowler and goals from Danny Murphy and Michael Owen gave us the win.

2011 – Reserves keeper Frank Lane died. He signed from Tranmere Rovers for £15,000 in September 1971, but only made two first-team appearances, deputising for Ray Clemence. Unfortunately, he distinguished himself for all the wrong reasons on his debut in September 1972 by safely catching a deep cross from Derby County’s Alan Hinton and then stepping backwards over his own goal-line, to help us on our way to a 2-1 defeat.

2013 – Jamie Carragher played his 737th and last reds game as Philippe Coutinho struck the only goal of Queens Park Rangers’ visit to Anfield. Carra nearly rounded his career off with a rare goal as he struck the upright with a long-distance shot. Stewart Downing also played his final game for the club, his 91st, while winger Jordon Ibe made his reds bow.

2021 – Centre-half Nathaniel Phillips bagged his only reds goal to date as we won 3-0 at Burnley in front of just 3,500 fans due to the relaxed COVID lockdown. Roberto Firmino had opened the scoring before the break, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also on target.


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« Reply #5508 on: May 20, 2024, 03:00:04 am »
May 20th

1985 - We played West Ham , winning 3-0 away, our last win of a season that saw us finish second in the First Division, thirteen points behind Everton, and then go on to lose the European Cup Final on a tragic day at the Stade du Heysel in Brussels. Paul Walsh netted a brace, with Jim Beglin bagging the other. Jan Mølby played at centre-back, but lost five teeth in a collision with the Hammers’ Dave Swindlehurst.


1989 - We clinched the FA Cup for the fourth time, in an all-Merseyside final, five weeks after the Hillsborough disaster that claimed 96 lives. John Aldridge, who was playing his hundredth reds game, opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a strike that was named as the BBC’s Goal of the Season, the only time the same player has claimed the award in consecutive seasons. We led until Stuart McCall equalised towards the end of the second half. Ian Rush put us back in front in extra-time before McCall became the first substitute to score twice in an FA Cup Final to level the match again. McCall’s achievement was then matched by Rushie who won us the cup with his 23rd FA Cup goal.


2023 – Ollie Watkins missed a first-half penalty before Jacob Ramsay gave Aston Villa the lead inside the first half hour. Roberto Firmino bagged a late leveller in our last Anfield game of the season, with Jürgen Klopp watching from the stands as he started a touchline ban. Afterwards, there was a guard of honour for the departing Firmino, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keïta.
 

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« Reply #5509 on: May 20, 2024, 08:29:33 am »
Moreno was a genuine fucking disgrace that night. I'd say he done it deliberately growing up with Sevilla but I think he just had the ability to be that bad.
he was at fault for about 20 goals that year so he was just bad, complete birdbrain that guy
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« Reply #5510 on: May 20, 2024, 11:43:39 am »
May 19th

1976 - We claimed the UEFA Cup for the second time as we drew 1-1 at Club Brugge to triumph 4-3 on aggregate. Kevin Keegan equalised just five minutes after Raoul Lambert’s penalty had put the Belgians ahead, following Tommy Smith’s handball. This result came about despite Bob Paisley being without seven first-team players for ten of the fifteen days between the preceding final League game of the season and this match, due to the British International Championships.



2001 - Sami Hyypiä and Sander Westerveld each played their hundredth reds game in our 4-0 win at Charlton Athletic, a result that took us into the new format of the Champions League for the first time as we ended the season third. After surviving a barrage of Addicks attacks in the first half, a brace from Robbie Fowler and goals from Danny Murphy and Michael Owen gave us the win.


2013 – Jamie Carragher played his 737th and last reds game as Philippe Coutinho struck the only goal of Queens Park Rangers’ visit to Anfield. Carra nearly rounded his career off with a rare goal as he struck the upright with a long-distance shot. Stewart Downing also played his final game for the club, his 91st, while winger Jordon Ibe made his reds bow.

2021 – Centre-half Nathaniel Phillips bagged his only reds goal to date as we won 3-0 at Burnley in front of just 3,500 fans due to the relaxed COVID lockdown. Roberto Firmino had opened the scoring before the break, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also on target.


1976- Fine goal by Keegan, huge win

2001- Was at a wedding so didnt get to see it but was delighted, wedding was a bit shit from what I recall due to some people just being a pain in the arse, cant even remember whos wedding it was.

2013- Carra's last game, the sound of the crowd when he hit the post was mad.

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2021- Good run at the end of the season, Nat Phillips was flying at that time.
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« Reply #5511 on: May 20, 2024, 11:55:16 am »
May 20th

1985 - We played West Ham , winning 3-0 away, our last win of a season that saw us finish second in the First Division, thirteen points behind Everton, and then go on to lose the European Cup Final on a tragic day at the Stade du Heysel in Brussels. Paul Walsh netted a brace, with Jim Beglin bagging the other. Jan Mølby played at centre-back, but lost five teeth in a collision with the Hammers’ Dave Swindlehurst.


1989 - We clinched the FA Cup for the fourth time, in an all-Merseyside final, five weeks after the Hillsborough disaster that claimed 96 lives. John Aldridge, who was playing his hundredth reds game, opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a strike that was named as the BBC’s Goal of the Season, the only time the same player has claimed the award in consecutive seasons. We led until Stuart McCall equalised towards the end of the second half. Ian Rush put us back in front in extra-time before McCall became the first substitute to score twice in an FA Cup Final to level the match again. McCall’s achievement was then matched by Rushie who won us the cup with his 23rd FA Cup goal.


2023 – Ollie Watkins missed a first-half penalty before Jacob Ramsay gave Aston Villa the lead inside the first half hour. Roberto Firmino bagged a late leveller in our last Anfield game of the season, with Jürgen Klopp watching from the stands as he started a touchline ban. Afterwards, there was a guard of honour for the departing Firmino, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keïta.
 
1985- That must have been some collision

1989- Pretty exhausting game, the heat was incredible and going into extra time (as well as a congested fixture list) took a lot out of us, I am sure it had effect for the Arsenal game. How Kenny Dalglish had that managers coat on the whole game I dont know, he must have lot a stone in sweat. Excellent game though.

2023- Tyrone Mings should have been sent off for a bad tackle on Cody Gakpo, left stud marks on him. The 4 lads got a good send off and what we didnt know was Jordan Henderson and Fabinho were also playing their last game at Anfield.

The result ended a run of 7 straight league wins and left us 5th, 3 points behind Man United and 4 behind Newcastle who we now couldnt catch. United would win their last two league games so we would not be in the top 4.

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« Reply #5513 on: May 20, 2024, 09:57:25 pm »
May 20th

1985 - We played West Ham , winning 3-0 away, our last win of a season that saw us finish second in the First Division, thirteen points behind Everton, and then go on to lose the European Cup Final on a tragic day at the Stade du Heysel in Brussels. Paul Walsh netted a brace, with Jim Beglin bagging the other. Jan Mølby played at centre-back, but lost five teeth in a collision with the Hammers’ Dave Swindlehurst.


1989 - We clinched the FA Cup for the fourth time, in an all-Merseyside final, five weeks after the Hillsborough disaster that claimed 96 lives. John Aldridge, who was playing his hundredth reds game, opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a strike that was named as the BBC’s Goal of the Season, the only time the same player has claimed the award in consecutive seasons. We led until Stuart McCall equalised towards the end of the second half. Ian Rush put us back in front in extra-time before McCall became the first substitute to score twice in an FA Cup Final to level the match again. McCall’s achievement was then matched by Rushie who won us the cup with his 23rd FA Cup goal.


2023 – Ollie Watkins missed a first-half penalty before Jacob Ramsay gave Aston Villa the lead inside the first half hour. Roberto Firmino bagged a late leveller in our last Anfield game of the season, with Jürgen Klopp watching from the stands as he started a touchline ban. Afterwards, there was a guard of honour for the departing Firmino, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keïta.
It was a significant weekend for me in 1989. The Friday was my last ever day in school. Down to Wembley for the final on Saturday - it remains the hottest temperature I've ever watched a match in. Then on the Sunday I had West Midlands police round to take my statement to the Taylor inquiry. All so vivid 35 years on.
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« Reply #5514 on: May 20, 2024, 10:39:03 pm »
‘89 I was in the Everton end, lower tier, with a few mates. Lots of other Reds in there and the bluenoses treated us very well to be fair. Had one comment at half time when I managed to squeeze out for a piss, “get in your own end” but that was it. Very warm day as said above, but not as hot as 1971 according to my brother who was in ‘our own end’.

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« Reply #5515 on: May 21, 2024, 08:10:41 am »
It was a significant weekend for me in 1989. The Friday was my last ever day in school. Down to Wembley for the final on Saturday - it remains the hottest temperature I've ever watched a match in. Then on the Sunday I had West Midlands police round to take my statement to the Taylor inquiry. All so vivid 35 years on.
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1977 - Our first treble dream died as we lost the FA Cup Final to Manchester United. Jimmy Case equalised just two minutes after Stuart Pearson had given United the lead. This remains our only first-class game on this day in history.

2000 - We took part in a testimonial match for Steve Staunton and Tony Cascarino, losing 4-2 to an Irish XI at Lansdowne Road. Our goals came from Emile Heskey and Michael Owen.

2017 – Lucas Leiva played his 346th and last reds game as we beat Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield to secure UEFA Champions League football for the next season and relegate the visitors. Gini Wijnaldum opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, with Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana on target after the break.

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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5517 on: May 21, 2024, 09:58:52 am »
1977- I was only thinking of Jimmy Case yesterday. The FA cup was the one major trophy that eluded him. He scored a belter in this game in 1977 but United won thats to two scruffy shitty goals. I read Jimmy's book, 6 years later he was part of the Brighton team that so nearly beat United in the final in 1983. They drew the first match 2-2 when Gordon Smith famously missed a late chance. Case said he knew that was their chance gone as United walloped them 4-0 in the replay. Unfortunately on the night of the first game Case's mother passed away in her sleep.

2000- Vague recollections of that game, it was in Dublin, was concentrating on my leaving cert so it was a no no

2017- Lovely day that, I had problems with my (ip)tv subscription so I said fuck it, down the pub for a few pints. It was a weird season as our performances against the top 4 were good, Chelsea won the league, Spurs second and City third and we took 4 points off all of them however the lesser teams were tripping us up (one point from six vs Burnley for instance). Middlesbrough represented another banana skin. A win and we were guaranteed top 4 but there was a nervous air around. Dejan Lovren was fortunate not to concede a penalty but nerves were settled when Wijnaldum rifled home just before half time.

Coutinho scored a lovely free just after half time and Adam Lallana added a third, it was Lallana's last goal for us for over 2 years. He was a MAJOR player in the early Klopp years but he got injured just after this and was never the same again.

3-0 up, time to enjoy my pints, lovely sunny day and it got even better as I had a few bets on.

one was something like 14/1 for Kane, Vardy and Coutinho to score, that came in, some other bet came in, some other bet came close to another 55 quid or something. In fantasy football I was flying, won a beer voucher in one league, 100+ in another and in a work league I won about another 70 that day. I think I was about 300 quid up.

My Mrs was pregnant at the time so the form was great, a day you dont want to end.

Feeling rich I phoned her, "come on down and we will get dinner here, won a few bob, bring your folks too"
"Can I bring my sister too?"

Sheesh, more you do and all that but fuck it, why not

Lovely day
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Re: On this day in LFC History: Personal Memories
« Reply #5518 on: May 21, 2024, 12:11:14 pm »
Re 2000
2000 Irish X1 (Steve Staunton & Tony Cascarino Testimonial)Lansdowne Road 2-4
IRISH X1 LINE UP
Kelly( Blackburn)[Kiely(Charlton 46')
Carr(Tottenham)
Breen (Coventry)
Dunne(Everton){Foley (Watford 63')
Staunton(Liverpool){Babb(Liverpool 46')
McAteer(Blackburn){Finnan{Fulham 46')
Kinsella (Chariton)
McPhail(Leeds){Kilbane(Sunderland 46')
Kennedy(Man City)
Keane(Coventry){Duff(Blackburn 53'}
Quinn(Sunderland){Cascarino(Red Star Paris)
IRISH X1 GOALS
Foley 71' Cascarino 83' 90' , Keane 89'
LIVERPOOL LINE UP
Sander Westerveld;
Rigobert Song,
 Sami Hyypia (Stephane Henchoz 46),
 Frode Kippe (Jamie Carragher 46),
Djimi Traore;
David Thompson,
 Danny Murphy,
Steven Gerrard (Jamie Redknapp 46),
 Titi Camara (John Miles 72);
Robbie Fowler (Erik Meijer 63),
Emile Heskey (Michael Owen 46).
LIVERPOOL GOALS
Emile Heskey 3', Michael Owen 84'
Attendance: Approx 35,500

Veteran Tony Cascarino bade a glorious farewell for his country when hitting two late goals to give an Irish XI a memorable 4-2 victory over Liverpool.

Thirty-six thousand adoring fans packed into a sun-drenched Lansdowne Road to watch the joint testimonial game for Cascarino and Steve Staunton. And they were not to be disappointed as they saw six glorious goals. There was also some good news for England boss Kevin Keegan. Robbie Fowler, called up by Keegan despite having missed much of the season through injury, played for 63 minutes as he looks to regain full match fitness, while fellow England strikers Michael Owen and Emile Heskey both got on the scoresheet.

Liverpool went ahead after just four minutes when Heskey drove low and hard past keeper Alan Kelly after Fowler had created the opening. The Irish went close to equalising when first Niall Quinn shot just over, and then his Sunderland team-mate, Kevin Kilbane, had a header just wide of the target. Substitute Dominic Foley did at last bring the Republic level with a 70th-minute header from a Mark Kennedy cross.

Cascarino grabbed his first goal on 83 minutes after a sweeping move involving Phil Babb and Kennedy with the 84-times capped Cascarino heading home from six yards. But just two minutes later Liverpool levelled when David Thompson created the opening for Owen and his shot gave substitute keeper Dean Kiely no chance. Then the Irish went in front again on the 89th minute when Coventry striker Robbie Keane headed powerfully past Sander Westerveld following a Kennedy corner. A memorable afternoon for Cascarino, who has now quit international football, was completed when the 38-year-old chipped the ball past the advancing Westerveld after good work on the right Steve Finnan.
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« Reply #5519 on: May 21, 2024, 02:31:11 pm »
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