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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #80 on: April 1, 2008, 12:09:43 AM »
I always thought the tradition was to clap all keepers regardless, kind of like a 'welcome to defending the kop' thing.

I do feel a bit sorry for most (usually foreign) keepers though as they're running towards the kop with their backs to the rest of the pitch and have no clue that we're applauding them. They're usually coming out with our team so they must assume that's what it's about. I reckon they don't know unless they're told.

I always think maybe one of our players should tell them on the way out  :-\

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #81 on: April 1, 2008, 12:23:41 AM »
I disagree, I think we should applaud all the goalies, rather than sink to their petty level, the Kop rises above it. Otherwise it looks like they got to us, or it'll be percieved by the away fans, and those who do know about it, that the Kop
a) can't be arsed
b) have been influenced by the keepers that ignore us.

Well Tim Howard and Peter Cech can fuck off, they're NEVER going to tell me what to do, or not do.

Its one of the few things we do, and do well, and that graciousness and appreciation of players is what sets us apart from the hoi polloi.

I'll continue to clap and any keeper who ignores us, well shame on them and their tiny dick.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #82 on: April 1, 2008, 01:19:06 AM »
Indeed, we rise above the pettyness of all this "They should acknowledge us clapping them"

You should clap them and expect nothing back. That is how you get respect by putting yourself out whether you get a return or not. It's called GIVING.

Unfortunately in this greed ridden football world we don't get much of it these days so let's start a trend.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #83 on: April 1, 2008, 02:06:03 AM »
Indeed, we rise above the pettyness of all this "They should acknowledge us clapping them"

You should clap them and expect nothing back. That is how you get respect by putting yourself out whether you get a return or not. It's called GIVING.

Unfortunately in this greed ridden football world we don't get much of it these days so let's start a trend.

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I agree. Clap regardless, but perhaps give an extra cheer if/when they respond.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #84 on: April 1, 2008, 03:05:52 AM »
Howard was already being booed as he crossed the half way line to swap ends at the start. 

A few clapped him but gave up and switched to boos as he hit the penalty area.  Not that he would have acknowledged us anyway.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #85 on: April 1, 2008, 03:19:25 AM »
I always remember a game in 2000 against Leicester when we won 1-0 (Heskey), Tim Flowers was in goal for them and had a great first half. He came out to great applause and he responded with by blowing a kiss in the directions of the paddock/main stand and Kemlyn and clapping the Kop.

I've always been proud of that tradition and as a kid growing up standing on the Kop it was a moment each game that I would get on my tiptoes and strain to see if the opposition goalie acknowledged us.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #86 on: April 1, 2008, 09:24:59 AM »
I always clap the keeper, if they don't respond then give them hell.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #87 on: April 1, 2008, 09:30:50 AM »
As others have said this one of those traditions that sets this club and its fans apart from the rest. I remember back to the late 70's and all 'keepers were applauded mancs and bitters included. Always remember it (back then) being acknowledged, all except for Shilton at Forrest. Didn't go down well. Irony was, he was the best 'keeper in the world (just pipping Clem) at the time and it was trully merited.

Shilton would acknowledge the clapping when he was at Southampton.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #88 on: April 1, 2008, 10:35:50 AM »
Annoys me when the likes of Howard and Almunia have failed to acknowledge the crowd ignorant bastards.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #89 on: April 1, 2008, 11:24:26 AM »
Always thought the clapping was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek thing... we're clapping them because they have to be outstanding, as our team is (or will be)  battering them... so if they don't clap back, maybe its just because they don't like loosing..
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #90 on: April 1, 2008, 11:32:53 AM »
either the PSV or the Bordeaux (I forget) keeper in last year's CL matches was good, applauded back and at FT applauded and did a "worshipping" gesture. Thought that was good. Valdes on the other hand was a twat.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #91 on: April 9, 2008, 08:08:15 PM »
Add Manuel Almunia to that list. I remember him refusing to clap us in the FA Cup game last season now I come to think of it. He's got the look of an arrogant narky git to me!
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #92 on: April 9, 2008, 08:14:12 PM »
Add Manuel Almunia to that list. I remember him refusing to clap us in the FA Cup game last season now I come to think of it. He's got the look of an arrogant narky git to me!

He's a shit keeper anyway.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #93 on: April 9, 2008, 08:18:59 PM »
Me and this fella who sits in front of me always clap the opposing keeper. After all the talk on here saying no nicey nicey I asked him last night when Almunia came out for the 2nd half whether we were going to give our obligatory clap. He said yes and lets just see what he does. Anyway, along with hundreds more we did clap him last night. Did he clap back? Did he fu@k, the arrogant little shit.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #94 on: April 9, 2008, 08:24:20 PM »
peter shilton caught the clap didnt he?  oh wait.....

Yes but then he dropped it.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #95 on: April 9, 2008, 08:25:45 PM »
His face was a picture and a half when the cameras zoomed in after Babels goal!
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #96 on: April 9, 2008, 09:10:30 PM »
I don't think he's ever clapped back the shit house.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #97 on: April 9, 2008, 10:01:34 PM »
I have a feeling he dose'nt realise the tradition of clapping the keepers at Anfield. He was very complimentary in the press last week about our fans and the atmosphere we generate.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #98 on: April 9, 2008, 10:04:45 PM »
I have a feeling he dose'nt realise the tradition of clapping the keepers at Anfield. He was very complimentary in the press last week about our fans and the atmosphere we generate.
you're probably right,maybe he just doesn't know about the "clapping culture" for opposing keepers at Anfield.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #99 on: April 18, 2008, 06:35:47 PM »
bob paisley said that he didnt like it when the kop clapped the oppos keepers because it inspires them to have a good game. dusnt happen everytime obviously but that could of been the case wen luke stelle (barnsleys keeper) got the applause. anybody agree ?
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2008, 06:41:28 PM »
its tradition....its good ...its classy...it stays!
weve lost enough of the family silver over the years ...please dont throw this away too..ffs....
isnt it things like this that make us speacial...different?...or do we just wanna be like evryone else...?

anyone who doesnt clap is as bad as those who dont clap back !
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2008, 06:46:04 PM »
On the standing kop every keeper was clapped, if they didn't acknowledge they would be booed. I used to enjoy both the acknowledgement and the stick we'd give if they ignored us. No reason why this shouldn't still be the case.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2008, 07:04:09 PM »
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #103 on: October 18, 2020, 10:04:10 AM »
So what's gonna happen next time with Pickford? I certainly won't clap him. Never understood this stupid tradition anyway.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2020, 10:34:03 AM »
So what's gonna happen next time with Pickford? I certainly won't clap him. Never understood this stupid tradition anyway.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2020, 10:42:18 AM »
It’s a great tradition, one Pickford doesn’t deserve.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #106 on: October 18, 2020, 10:53:12 AM »
He’s a little c*nt who doesn’t warrant a clap.

It’s pretty simple really - we’ve always clapped Uniteds goals because mostly they’ve been top players and Tim Howard. Pickford is a short armed little c*nt.

That said, I bet Ancelotti is itching for him to get a retrospective ban so he can bench him.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2020, 10:54:22 AM »
Agree about Pickford.
Disagree that it’s a stupid tradition.

If he's still in goal for them, which I very much doubt, then he'll get dogs abuse and that's what he deserves. Won't get the "die of Aids" chants that Sealey got when he was in goal for Luton and gave the Kop the V's.

Not a stupid tradition at all, I grew up with it when I first went the match in the 70's, shows us as being biggre than other sets of fans and more sporting. Here he comes, the poor bastard who has to deal with 45 minutes of noise from the Kop behind him and the boys in Red attacking him.

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #108 on: October 18, 2020, 10:56:06 AM »
I seriously doubt he’ll be evertons goalie next season (when i assume is the next time fans will be present for a derby). He shouldn’t be getting clapped if he is though
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #109 on: October 18, 2020, 11:21:03 AM »
So what's gonna happen next time with Pickford? I certainly won't clap him. Never understood this stupid tradition anyway.

Completely agree with this, I've never personally liked the tradition, though it's been there long before I was going. For what it's worth I've never clapped a keeper when I've been on the Kop. I don't go the match to pay my respect to the opposition in any way, it should be a horrible 90 minutes for them.

With a bit of luck, that c*nt will be in goal the next time we play them and are in the ground. Fuck tradition and 'classiness' - it should be vitriolic. I also reckon a banner on the Kop about him would be quite funny, imagine how much that would fuck with his head.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #110 on: October 18, 2020, 11:23:37 AM »
I seriously doubt he’ll be evertons goalie next season (when i assume is the next time fans will be present for a derby). He shouldn’t be getting clapped if he is though

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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #111 on: October 18, 2020, 11:51:49 AM »
Clapping the opposition's keeper is classy. It's not offering them support, it's a great sporting gesture. Those who don't do it, or don't get it, why not?

Pickford though, has lost his right to receive such a gesture. Abuse (but not children) should be hurled at him for the entire game.
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Re: Clapping the Keepers
« Reply #112 on: October 18, 2020, 12:03:55 PM »
Clapping the opposition's keeper is classy. It's not offering them support, it's a great sporting gesture. Those who don't do it, or don't get it, why not?

Pickford though, has lost his right to receive such a gesture. Abuse (but not children) should be hurled at him for the entire game.

That's it in a nutshell. Shame we've got people who want to take away from the club what makes us different.

Lets replace it with "ooooohhhhhhhh You're shit ha" :butt