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Liverpool 1960-64: Football, Popular Music and Extraordinary Success

On 1st January 1960, only an extreme optimist would have believed that within four years Liverpool and Everton football clubs would both go on to win the English football’s First Division title. Why? Well, at that stage, both were in relative states of despair. During the 1950s, it would not be harsh to describe the teams as embarrassing failures and entering the 60s, the clubs appeared to be continuing on the same path. Everton were lying 17th in the First Division league table and fighting…

Passing Rhythms: Liverpool FC and the Transformation of Football

Liverpool Football Club, in stark contrast to its competitors, remains locally owned, not a conglomerate or media business. Unlike its main rivals, the Liverpool club has been loathe to pursue global markets for merchandizing – though it attracts a huge fandom around the world – and its ambitions remain resolutely fixed on footballing success. No football club has ever had such an extended period of dominance in the English game, nor extended that dominance to Europe so effectively. Many of…

My Autobiography: Kevin Keegan

In his own words, a great footballer and charismatic manager tells it as it was. Hardback bestseller, updated for paperback edition.New
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Everton FC 1890-91: The First Kings of Anfield

As one of the twelve founding Football League clubs in 1888/89, Everton Football Club has a long, proud history. Having played more top-flight League games than any other English team, the Toffees have won the League championship nine times – the fourth best record of any team. The first occasion was in the third season of League football, 1890/91 when the Blues became the first club from Liverpool to collect the League championship trophy from their then base, Anfield. In achieving their…

Inside Bob Paisley’s Liverpool: Kennedy’s Way (Mainstream Sport)

Many years have now passed since the greatest period of European dominance by any English football club came to an end. Between 1977 and 1984, Liverpool won the European Cup an unprecedented four times and established themselves as the number-one team in Europe. It was during the successful European Cup campaigns of 1981 and 1984 that the unlikely figure of Alan Kennedy came to dominate the headlines.

Folk-hero left-back Alan Kennedy – nicknamed ‘Barney Rubble’ by fans after The Flintstones…

Liverpool Quiz Quota: 300 Questions Every Reds Fan Should Know

As a Liverpool supporter, it is important you know of and appreciate the history of this great football club. Since 1892, Liverpool have been plying their trade in the English Football League.

Liverpool are a club rich in history and have undoubtedly one the most well-regarded histories in English football. Whatever happens in the present could not have occurred without the past.

Do you fancy yourself as a Liverpool FC Brainbox? Are you always the ‘right’ one amongst your mates? Do you…

Places I Remember: Liverpool FC European Adventures as Told by the Fans

On 17 August 1964 Liverpool F.C. embarked on a European adventure that started in Reykjavik, Iceland and then over a 50 year period has seen them travel across the Continent to over 30 Countries. During that period an accumulation of trophies were won on far distant shores.
Accompanying the team on each and every one of those trips were the most fervent and loyal supporters who would use any means possible to see their team.
This book is about those fans and the exploits they encountered…