Tag: Liverpool

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...

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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...

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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...

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Video of the Day: Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool, May 1966

Liverpool take on Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final match this evening, a match with an extra dash of piquancy thanks to the involvement of Jurgen Klopp, of course. Liverpool supporters with long memories, however, may have an extra reason to be relishing this particular match. The reputation of Liverpool Football Club in European competition was in no small part built upon matches against teams from Germany. Even in the mid-1960s, the European Cup Winners Cup was the junior competition in comparison with the European Cup, but Liverpool’s journey to the final wasn’t much...

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur, March 1985

In tomorrow afternoon’s late kick-off, Tottenham Hotspur travel to play Liverpool in a match that is critical to Spurs’ chances of both staying in touch with Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table and staying a step ahead of third placed Arsenal. Spurs haven’t won at Anfield since May 2011, but a five year run without a win there is nothing in comparison with their longest, a record that stretched from 1912 to this morning’s match, in May 1985 – seventy-three victory free years. Having won the Football League Championship and the European Cup at the...

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