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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #120 on: September 26, 2008, 11:10:56 pm »
True prose, Fat Scouser, I would not have us wear any other colour than Red, mate!

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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #121 on: November 10, 2008, 11:19:54 pm »
What do you think?

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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #122 on: November 11, 2008, 11:08:12 am »
This is a post by 1935Red about how things started for him in supporting the tricky Reds :-

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My start has been posted several times, suffice to say it was during ww2 and the blackout was still in force.

As kids we played "togger" in the mean streets.., a lot of them cobbled, played glaggies in the gutters and our footy was often a golf ball, tennis ball and even a tin can. The row we made was awesome. One goal post was a lampost, complete with a bike tyre to swing on, the other was the walls of the houses. Tell you what! if you could dribble a golf ball or tennis ball on cobbles you were very good. Very very few cars about then, the doctor had a morris cowely, the police had rovers with a bell on the front. The streets were our fields  :)

Coalman had horse, baker a horse and cart and so too the milkman, where we got fresh milk from a large can. The reds v blue debates were friendlier than they are now, and we read the "back entry diddlers" in the Echo.
Who remembers them.?

The police horses used to frighten me, huge things and with a six foot scuffer on its back they were Massive. When the queues strayed into the road, with a click of his tongue the horse would use its great rump to nudge us back on the pavement. When I go to Anfield now they just seem to stand about, my grandsons are fascinated by their size and They have taken pictures of them.

The old kop with the rib crushing oak barriers,when I was a nipper the powerful dockers reeking of woodbine smoke and ale would lift me up and hold my ankles on the wide barriers. What price health and safety then.

A word "wird" has just popped into my noddle that I have not heard for 60+ years. Amazing, we used to call the Reds "the Anfielders" not used now is it.


Rock on Reds YNWA



Only just come across this. Cracking stuff.
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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2008, 12:26:40 am »
Only just come across this. Cracking stuff.

Thank you, yorkykopite, it is really appreciated mate. Unfortunately Ron (1935RED) passed away a couple/few weeks ago. On every day that it was a match day he would unfurl his Liverpool FC flag on his flag pole in Colchester ~ now his grandson dutifully performs his grandfather's ritual each match day!

I truly do miss the correspondence I had with Ron, as do many others.


YNWA 1935RED


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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #124 on: November 12, 2008, 12:37:32 am »
fucking hell thats one hell of a read and I skipped all paragraphs that held referneces to ancient times. the moral of the story seems to be roll on the red men though
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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #125 on: November 12, 2008, 07:53:31 am »
To match Tommy Smith's eyes
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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2008, 09:41:34 pm »
@FAT SCOUSER! ;D

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Re: Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2008, 12:53:36 am »
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Re: #SHANKLY100 Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
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Re: #SHANKLY100 Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #129 on: July 18, 2013, 11:13:42 pm »
Really enjoyed this thread Socratease. Thank you.

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Re: #SHANKLY100 Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #130 on: August 14, 2013, 06:31:33 pm »
Goodness, gracious.

You staff have a wicked memory for old posts that needs to be bumped for #SHANKLY100 ;D

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Re: #SHANKLY100 Why Did Shankly Have Our Players Wear Red?
« Reply #131 on: August 18, 2013, 06:01:31 pm »
I think it was to make our players look bigger
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