Tag: Liverpool

The Hillsborough Denier

“Tony from Hanwell” was weird from the get-go during the BBC Radio London Early Breakfast Show’s Wednesday discussion on the Hillsborough verdict. “Do you like my voice?” he asked relentlessly good-natured presenter Nikki Bedi. “Croaky…deep…baritone…” he continued. And creepy though this opening gambit was, it was by some distance the highpoint of his contribution. I once heard the phrase “my freedom to swing my arm ends just before the end of your nose.” I believe in an equivalent limit on freedom of speech and Tony exceeded that limit. “Everybody’s entitled to an opinion,” Bedi said when Tony left the...

Read More

Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Swansea City, October 1981

It is, of course, a complete coincidence, but this afternoon at The Liberty Stadium Liverpool will play Swansea City shortly after a highly emotional time for the time, and it’s not the first time that this has happened. When the Swans were last in the First Division, the newly-promoted and high flying Swans were the team that were making the trip to Anfield for the first home match since the death of legendary manager Bill Shankly. Shankly had died following a heart attack on the twenty-sixth of September 1981 at the age of sixty-eight, and his funeral came the...

Read More

Liverpool & Hillsborough: The Truth, At Last

Sometimes the right words can be so difficult to find. As the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster reached its damning verdict this morning, there was little happiness to be had in the understanding that, more than twenty-seven years after the event, it should even have been necessary to be poring over details of the unnecessary deaths of ninety-six innocent people after this amount of time. There was, however, also a degree of relief in knowing that, after everything that the families had been put through, they may finally be able to get a little peace and closure over the...

Read More

Video of the Day: Everton vs Liverpool, November 1982

It’s not often that we select a right pasting as a daily video here on Twohundredpercent. Today, however, we make an exception to that rule because this particular pasting was dealt by the hand of a striker who would go on to become one of the most prolific of the 1980s. Ian Rush. Rush had signed for Liverpool from Chester City in 1980, but his first couple of years at Anfield only saw a gradual breakthrough into the Liverpool team. Coupled with this, the considerably smaller amount of football that was broadcast on the television meant that Rush’s name...

Read More

Video of the Day: Liverpool vs AZ Alkmaar, November 1981

We pull their legs and mock them at times, but on nights like last night Liverpool have a way of taking your breath away. Their narrow win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League last night was one that ranked with any as one of the great European nights that Anfield has ever seen. Detractors will point out that this particular night did emphatically not come in the Champions League, but there’s definitely a case for saying that the tortuous journey that a team has to make to win this competition is far more arduous than any journey that...

Read More