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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27120 on: June 13, 2022, 11:50:15 am »
One super high is equivalent to three highs.. etc  ;D

It's increasingly apparent Kev Walsh goes to the game for the day out.

To say any midfielder is better than Keita is as bad a shout as saying we should have signed Werner .
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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27121 on: June 16, 2022, 11:19:21 am »
One super high is equivalent to three highs.. etc  ;D

It's increasingly apparent Kev Walsh goes to the game for the day out.

To say any midfielder is better than Keita is as bad a shout as saying we should have signed Werner .

Yeah embarrassing for him

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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27122 on: June 16, 2022, 11:22:43 am »
Haha I was waiting for the Kev Walsh transfer committee, knew Keita would be getting volleyed
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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27123 on: June 16, 2022, 11:33:02 am »
Kev Walsh is really entertaining as a contributor, but I'd rather ask my cat for actual football insight.
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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27124 on: June 16, 2022, 12:33:28 pm »
Kev Walsh is really entertaining as a contributor, but I'd rather ask my cat for actual football insight.

I think hes by far the worst thing about TAW.

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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27125 on: June 16, 2022, 05:43:24 pm »
I'm no Keita fan clearly and I'm happy for contributors to have more of a laugh on those sort of shows, but there were definitely some pretty cringeworthy shouts on that one - Keita deserves more respect after the improvement he showed last season.

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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27126 on: June 18, 2022, 10:48:13 am »
Some of the plans people put together on the 'In their Shoes' shows are absolutely dreadful   ;D
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« Reply #27127 on: June 18, 2022, 11:21:41 am »
Some of the plans people put together on the 'In their Shoes' shows are absolutely dreadful   ;D

Whenever Neil talks about Man City as “we” it’s like a dagger through the heart. :D

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« Reply #27128 on: June 20, 2022, 12:21:09 pm »
Kev Walsh is great.
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« Reply #27129 on: June 20, 2022, 03:47:44 pm »
Some of the plans people put together on the 'In their Shoes' shows are absolutely dreadful   ;D
Yeah.  I hope Everton listen to Dan Morgan because they'd definitely be getting relegated if they follow his advice  ;D

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« Reply #27130 on: June 21, 2022, 09:12:50 pm »
They still do the agony aunt show? Never found out how that regal fella with the brother he hated turned out.
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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27131 on: June 22, 2022, 01:27:03 pm »
Kev Walsh is great.

He really isn't

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« Reply #27133 on: June 22, 2022, 02:32:21 pm »
Enjoyed this week's show.

Shows how difficult it is to balance everything at a football club and how we are in the middle of huge changes within football itself
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« Reply #27134 on: June 22, 2022, 02:39:04 pm »
They still do the agony aunt show? Never found out how that regal fella with the brother he hated turned out.

Think Neil mentioned at some point that it had been difficult during the last few months with so many games but that it would be back at some point,  hope I'm not making this up because I can't remember where I heard it, but I think that was it

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« Reply #27135 on: June 22, 2022, 02:50:06 pm »
Enjoyed this week's show.

Shows how difficult it is to balance everything at a football club and how we are in the middle of huge changes within football itself
Yeah really enjoyable.

One needs stuff like this to counter-balance the weirdness of most online football chat where folk approach the idea of running a club alike a game of Junior Monopoly. "We just earned £130m from the CL run, let's but Mbappe!!"

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« Reply #27136 on: June 22, 2022, 04:09:51 pm »
Enjoyed (through tears :) ) the Sadio Farewell show. Hope he knows how much he was loved, I’m sure he does and some of the more extreme views voiced externally have been stirring or misunderstanding the situation.

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« Reply #27137 on: June 22, 2022, 05:54:01 pm »
Yeah really enjoyable.

One needs stuff like this to counter-balance the weirdness of most online football chat where folk approach the idea of running a club alike a game of Junior Monopoly. "We just earned £130m from the CL run, let's but Mbappe!!"

True, but if the chat was always that dry we might just pack the whole thing in. We need the Guttmans, Seniors, Kevs, Ryans to give it life. Realism and escapism don't go well together...

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« Reply #27138 on: June 22, 2022, 09:21:16 pm »
Enjoyed (through tears :) ) the Sadio Farewell show. Hope he knows how much he was loved, I’m sure he does and some of the more extreme views voiced externally have been stirring or misunderstanding the situation.

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Yep, it was a good discussion and appreciation of Sadio.

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« Reply #27139 on: June 23, 2022, 08:12:33 am »
True, but if the chat was always that dry we might just pack the whole thing in. We need the Guttmans, Seniors, Kevs, Ryans to give it life. Realism and escapism don't go well together...
Well yeah - happy to hear other opinions etc. I'm just weary of the level of a lot of online output which seems to be designed to get fans annoyed and angry.

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« Reply #27140 on: June 23, 2022, 02:12:21 pm »
Another great desert island goals, Damian Lewis seems like a lovely fella.

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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27141 on: June 23, 2022, 02:30:34 pm »
Another great desert island goals, Damian Lewis seems like a lovely fella.

Too good a chance not to post this piece of brilliance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q89MLuLSJgk
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« Reply #27142 on: June 24, 2022, 12:54:11 am »
He really isn't

Met him at Wembley and several times on the Kop by 306 at half time in Europe and he's absolutely great as far as I'm concerned. Fair enough if you think what he offers by way of analysis is not to your standard, but he's a sound match going red and I have a lot of time for him. If the marketing slogan is 'from the heart of the city' then I think he's offering that at least.

All that said, I'm probably pretty similar in terms of the negative things said here about him. I don't really know much about tactics or formations but I turn up and enjoy the day and support the team. He's welcome to do that as well. I don't want every show to be essentially a stats or football nerd. It's nice to get differing views. I'll take a passionate Kev Walsh over the alternative on the Football Ramble, Sky Sports or what have you. You don't have to agree with every single person who speaks on the podcasts, that's the beauty of it. All the best.
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Re: The Anfield Wrap
« Reply #27143 on: June 24, 2022, 12:58:11 am »
Enjoyed (through tears :) ) the Sadio Farewell show. Hope he knows how much he was loved, I’m sure he does and some of the more extreme views voiced externally have been stirring or misunderstanding the situation.

One of our greats.

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« Reply #27144 on: June 24, 2022, 06:10:26 am »
Met him at Wembley and several times on the Kop by 306 at half time in Europe and he's absolutely great as far as I'm concerned. Fair enough if you think what he offers by way of analysis is not to your standard, but he's a sound match going red and I have a lot of time for him. If the marketing slogan is 'from the heart of the city' then I think he's offering that at least.

All that said, I'm probably pretty similar in terms of the negative things said here about him. I don't really know much about tactics or formations but I turn up and enjoy the day and support the team. He's welcome to do that as well. I don't want every show to be essentially a stats or football nerd. It's nice to get differing views. I'll take a passionate Kev Walsh over the alternative on the Football Ramble, Sky Sports or what have you. You don't have to agree with every single person who speaks on the podcasts, that's the beauty of it. All the best.

Opinions eh, I cant listen to the shows hes on, especially AFQ. He ruins them. 

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« Reply #27145 on: June 24, 2022, 09:55:11 am »
Too good a chance not to post this piece of brilliance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q89MLuLSJgk

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« Reply #27146 on: June 24, 2022, 01:58:47 pm »
Met him at Wembley and several times on the Kop by 306 at half time in Europe and he's absolutely great as far as I'm concerned. Fair enough if you think what he offers by way of analysis is not to your standard, but he's a sound match going red and I have a lot of time for him. If the marketing slogan is 'from the heart of the city' then I think he's offering that at least.

All that said, I'm probably pretty similar in terms of the negative things said here about him. I don't really know much about tactics or formations but I turn up and enjoy the day and support the team. He's welcome to do that as well. I don't want every show to be essentially a stats or football nerd. It's nice to get differing views. I'll take a passionate Kev Walsh over the alternative on the Football Ramble, Sky Sports or what have you. You don't have to agree with every single person who speaks on the podcasts, that's the beauty of it. All the best.

And there's nothing wrong with that. No one is saying you need to have the tactical understanding of the coaching team to follow the club.

But he has some appalling shouts on players. Can't imagine he'd be so harsh on Keita if he was from L8 and had a ket wig

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« Reply #27147 on: June 24, 2022, 04:43:30 pm »
I don’t agree with Kev on everything that he says (it’s not like he’s the only contributor partial to a bit of a mad shout), but there is something to be said about bringing your true personality to a popular podcast and having that personality offer up a great energy to the room, as is always the case when he is on. He’s hilarious, clearly loves the Reds and offers his opinions plainly and clearly, whether you agree with him or not. I was on a couple of TAW shows during their early days and it’s not as easy as it looks! Cut him some slack. They wouldn’t have him on there if they didn’t think he added value.

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« Reply #27148 on: June 24, 2022, 04:54:16 pm »
People have different opinions on players, I've got a mate who still swears blind Mo Salah is shite.

Kev more so than anyone on TAW reminds me of mates I grew up with and played footy with and bevied with back in the day. Good lads and good reds but bombastic and a bit fucking mad. Always had a mad shout about someone and wouldn't be moved. In that sense for me, hearing Kev talking shite with conviction is very much an authentic representation of some Liverpool fans from the city!

I don't know why everyone gets so offended by it, it's just some daft fellas opinion. Naby Keita doesn't give a flying fuck what Kev Walsh thinks.

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« Reply #27149 on: June 24, 2022, 05:15:16 pm »
Kev more so than anyone on TAW reminds me of mates I grew up with and played footy with and bevied with back in the day. Good lads and good reds but bombastic and a bit fucking mad. Always had a mad shout about someone and wouldn't be moved. In that sense for me, hearing Kev talking shite with conviction is very much an authentic representation of some Liverpool fans from the city!

This is exactly right! He’s from my neck of the woods, so listening to him is like hearing one of my uncles or someone in my local. And it’s as it should be in my opinion.

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« Reply #27150 on: June 24, 2022, 10:19:34 pm »
Big names leaving…Biggest heartbreak?

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« Reply #27151 on: June 24, 2022, 10:24:33 pm »
Big names leaving…Biggest heartbreak?

Rush, Torres, Suarez, Mané, Gareth Roberts?

Kevin Keegan I am that old. However his replacement wasn’t half bad. 🤣🤣

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« Reply #27152 on: June 25, 2022, 08:20:11 am »
Big names leaving…Biggest heartbreak?

Rush, Torres, Suarez, Mané, Gareth Roberts?

Rush replaced by Aldo - won the league., Torres - Suarez (arguably better) Suarez - Balotelli  :'(

So unless Gareth is replaced by more Kev Walsh, then its Suarez.

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« Reply #27153 on: June 26, 2022, 12:06:54 pm »
What a desert island goals with Damian Lewis!

Thanks to Andy for presenting, he always adds something different and valuable.  My god though, he sounded nervous at the start :D

Such a good interview, they are always best when then turn into a chat, and this was at its best.  Plus the single best name drop you will hear in any interview anywhere ;D

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« Reply #27154 on: June 26, 2022, 12:24:08 pm »
What a desert island goals with Damian Lewis!

Thanks to Andy for presenting, he always adds something different and valuable.  My god though, he sounded nervous at the start :D

Such a good interview, they are always best when then turn into a chat, and this was at its best.  Plus the single best name drop you will hear in any interview anywhere ;D

Thanks to the team who made the possible. Really great stuff

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« Reply #27155 on: June 27, 2022, 11:54:36 am »
Great chat there with Dan Austin and John. Dan's doing phenomenal work on the Parisian fiasco.

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« Reply #27156 on: June 28, 2022, 01:34:41 pm »
Gareth leaving is :'(
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« Reply #27157 on: June 28, 2022, 09:02:05 pm »
Gareth leaving is :'(
What? Gareth is leaving?

That’s terrible..  love listening to him.

Good luck to him..
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« Reply #27158 on: June 28, 2022, 09:11:19 pm »
Yeah he will be missed. No reflection on the others but he has probably been the face of TAW for most casual viewers' because his has been the most immediately vivid personality onscreen/on-mic, and the one who most closely represents many of us as fans, and our reactions, esp in the immediate aftermath of results.

I'm very much a casual consumer of TAW; I don't subscribe, just watch the occasional free video and listen to the odd free podcast (yes, I know, it's my loss; but I'm afraid I simply don't have the spare time to make a subscription worthwhile) and my experience has been that from day one I knew who Robbo was, that I differentiated him from the rest, while it took quite some time to start putting names to faces for the others.

Again that's no reflectrion on the rest of the contributors; more a reflection on my own limited engagement.

And on the fact that Gareth has star quality. He just does. I have no doubt he'll be a success in whatever he goes onto.

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« Reply #27159 on: June 29, 2022, 11:52:10 pm »
If you take a step back and look totally objectively, it's hard to understand why we invest so much time, money and energy into following a group of millionaires kicking a ball around a grass field. We feel such highs and lows following something so arbitrary, why does the fortunes of our football club effect us so much, there's so much more to life yet it's so hard to walk away.


That's why I love the excellent 'What football means to me', a chance to put things in context, to share the interesting things in life that feed our addiction and drive us to indulge in our passion. How football is interwoven with our families and friends, our identities, where we come from. I've driven past Anfield or stopped at at that Dixie Dean memorial far too many times, laying flowers, saying final goodbyes to loved ones.  Friends defined in death by their love for Liverpool or Everton and so many times in that situation, even as a football fanatic myself, I've thought they were so much more than just Liverpool or Everton fans yet football plays a near religious role for so many working class people in our city, that is why I want to hear the backstories, because ultimately the people we live amongst are the most important and interesting thing about our shared love of football.


I thought Gareth's appearance was timely and interesting. I don't know Gareth personally although seen him at games, but I first noticed him during the end of Rafa, Hicks and Gillette days,  I saw he had started Well Red, I used to buy it because I agreed with him on most things during our fight for the club. In those days, you knew who's side you were on, never have I had so many stand up arguments at the match or written ones on places like here, so you felt an affinity to those who shared your opinions. Who could see what was going on, so always pleased to see him doing well with the Anfield Wrap. I've been going since the late sixties but had a break in the 80's when politics seemed a more important pull on my time than hitching and scraping my way around the country following the Reds. Was dragged back into it late 90's by young lads I worked with, reading between the lines seems like Gareth's looking at where football fit's into his life and I hope he ends up finding the answers that he's comfortable with because I've enjoyed his work on the Anfield Wrap and more importantly he comes across as a decent human being. He'll be missed as a regular contributor and best wishes with pastures new.
Still Dreaming of a Harry Quinn