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On the March with Kenny’s Army: How Liverpool FC overcame tragedy and despa…



Summer 1985 and the very future of English football is in question. With hooliganism rampant and depressing and devastating tragedies at Birmingham, Bradford and Heysel, the sport had reached a pitiful and deplorable nadir; English sides banned from Europe; grounds old and decaying; racism on the terraces; attendances in freefall; and, a petty and fractious TV dispute meaning no televised games until January. The beautiful game appeared to be destroying itself from within. Outside of…

Michael Owen: Off the Record



The early autobiography of a 24 year old, superstar international footballer, Michael Owen; written at what was to be the peak of his prowess. An honest an d forthright story of life both on and off the pitch – including the highs and lows, faced by a young star. (bio)

A surprising season: Liverpool FC 2013/2014 season viewed by a supporter



Many terms could accurately be applied to Liverpool FC 2013/2014 season. Almost all of them charged with positive reminiscences. Since the beginning of the Premier League, more than 20 years ago, Liverpool FC had never been closer to winning the title, had never been challenging for so long, had never scored more than 100 times, had never had a string of 11 consecutive league wins. A season that has been enthralling, hopeful, inspiring, full of proud and dreams, interesting, encouraging; no…

Liverpool: 20 Defining Matches (Guardian Shorts Book 44)



In December 1959 the Guardian ran a story on a struggling Second Division club: “W. Shankly was appointed manager of Liverpool last night at a salary reported to be £2,500 a year.”

Five years on, the struggle was just a memory. The Guardian’s Eric Todd was at Anfield to watch Shankly’s dramatically reshaped Liverpool surge to the Division One title. “The handclapping created the impression of millions of dried peas being dropped on a corrugated iron roof… The Liverpool players did a…

Anfield Maestros – The 50 Greatest Liverpool Players since 1945



Liverpool Football Club remain one of the most successful clubs in Europe. Most of their achievements in the last century are unlikely to be rivalled while the players that made it happen are among the greatest to have graced the British game. From Dalglish to Souness via Owen, Fowler and Keegan, those that have pulled on the red shirt down the years have made history both at home and in Europe. Anfield is home to a bewildering array of silverware – since 1945 4 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups,…