Shout to the Klopp: Liverpool FC 18/19

Discussion in 'football' started by S☼I, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rollin, rollin...

    A true football hero to a generation when football was everything.
    RIP Tommy Smith. :(
  2. S☼I

    S☼I parading on your rain

  3. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rollin, rollin...

    He was probably the top of the three hardest tacklers I ever saw play.
    Alongside Norman Hunter and Ron Harris.
  4. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    I met Tommy Smith twice, the first being with my Dad when I was a young kid about 12 at a charity fundraising function full of fat men in big suits where even my Bluenose Father, who dragged me over to shake his hand, told me he was the hardest man to have ever put on a pair of boots. He said he hated watching him against Everton as Smith was on the pitch to tackle players and that didn't just mean winning the ball. I subsequently grew up knowing he was god long before Fowler got his place at the throne.

    I then met him at another function about 10 years ago and found him to be one of the loveliest softly spoken characters I've ever met... until I told him my dad was a Bluenose :D

    I don't normally get that soppy about people's passing but I was a bit choked today to learn of Tommy's passing. Tommy played in an era where working class scousers, mad Jocks, and even the odd tasty Welshman made the fields of Anfield road a good place to take the kids. Most of them ended up on society's sportsmen slag heap like Tommy did in the end unlike the money grabbing agent driven lads of today.

    Tommy really was scouser though who like many of the era found the experience of hard times at the hands of the state.

    Tommy Smith pays penalty for disability claim

    There are plenty of crippling and harmful cunts in this world. Tommy just played football.

    Rest in peace The Anfield Iron

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  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Not keen on the transfer talks around Mané. Did read that Madrid won't approach him unless he hands in a transfer request :hmm:

    It does seem inevitable that some of the big money players (Hazard, Pogba and likely Eriksen the obvious ones) will be moving so that may well start a domino effect.
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  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Shame he was an unrepentant racist.
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  8. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Yep that's one of the things I've never really liked about my dad. Sadly I think it's the era they grew up in but yeah no excuse really.
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  9. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    He was but I'll also remember that he was a great player. His playing career might make him a legend but his racism doesn't make him a hero. I wouldn't dismiss his comments as being of that time either tbh.
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  10. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Yup you're right. Ali thought the Elijah Mohammed was the muts nuts and Bob Marley thought god had come back to rule the earth in Ethiopia.

    Men have their faults but in their art they can excel beyond them even if they don't realise their own brilliance.
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  11. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner


    No pink boots and snoods in those days.

    I've put a bet on 0-0 today (14/1). Wishful thinking really, Sarri has pulled it off against City and I think it's our best bet today.
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  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I hope think 2-1 to the Red Men but reckon this could go either way.
  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    :thumbs: forgone conclusion
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  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  15. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I think City might draw away at Palace, presenting Liverpool with a chance to open up a lead, which they will then blow.
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  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  17. S☼I

    S☼I parading on your rain

    Wrong, and wrong :D
    WHAT a goal from Salah. Astonishing. This is going down to the wire.
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  18. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Mo's goal man. Fucking hell.
  19. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I've got next week's lottery numbers if you want them.
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  20. S☼I

    S☼I parading on your rain

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  21. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    I scared the shit out of my kids after I screamed out when Salah's goal went in.

    And I don't even support Liverpool.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yesh, not bad :D

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  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Shay Given, keeping things in perspective :thumbs:
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  24. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Pumping there today :cool:

    What a goal:thumbs:
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  25. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

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  26. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    My cat hates me for the same reason. :D
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  27. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Missed the game due to work :mad: saw the score :thumbs: and the match stats :cool: MOTD is on too late for this Badger.


    [Manchester City
    Man City v Brighton (FA Cup) 06/04
    Man City v Spurs (CL) 17/04
    Man City v Spurs (PL) 20/04
    Man Utd v Man City (PL) 24/04
    Burnley v Man City (PL) 28/04

    5 games
    2 away
    3 against top 6 PL or CL games

    Porto v Liverpool (CL) 17/04
    Cardiff v Liverpool (PL) 21/04
    Liverpool v Huddersfield (PL) 26/04

    3 games
    2 away
    1 against top 6 PL or CL games
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  28. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Former Liverpool player, Howard Gayle, shared his memories of the Late Tommy Smith in his autobiography, 61 Minutes in Munich.
  29. Humberto

    Humberto which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah

    It's a racist country and becoming more so.
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  30. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Easy. However now 2 more games than Man City to play in all comps and Barcelona being quite the distraction of I’m honest. Hoping spurs can replicate their champions league performances in the prem but no doubt they will roll over and die.
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