Tag: Liverpool

Video of the Day: Birmingham City vs Wolves, November 1981

At the time of writing, there’s a strong possibility that West Bromwich Albion may be the only West Midlands representatives in the top division of English football next season. With Aston Villa still sitting hopelessly adrift of the rest at the bottom of the table, though, at least the Football League Championship could be in for some interesting derby matches next season. Birmingham City are currently five points off the play-off places – although they do have two games in hand on the teams above them in the table – in ninth place in the table and Wolverhampton Wanderers...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Liverpool, February 1983

The Europa League has thrown up a little something to please television schedulers this evening, as Liverpool and Manchester United face off against each other in European competition for the first time at Anfield this evening. It says something for the last couple of seasons that both clubs have had that this should be occurring in the Europa League rather than the Champions League, but such considerations will probably be quite a long way from the forefront of anybody’s thoughts as the clubs kick-off tonight. This is, of course, one of English football’s angrier rivalries, and with neither club...

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Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool, September 1978

It’s now almost forty years since Nottingham Forest surprised English football in a way that may be starting to feel eerily familiar to supporters watching Premier League football this season. Brian Clough had arrived at The City Ground in 1975, taking Forest into the First Division of the Football League and then to the top of that division at the end of the 1977/78 season. The draw once there, however, was not a kind one. For the club’s first ever European tie, they were drawn to play the team that won the completion for the previous two years and,...

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League Cup Final Of The Day: Liverpool vs Manchester United, 1983

For all the hubris surrounding modern managers, on a European level at least there will only be one Bob Paisley. Paisley was the manager of Liverpool for just nine years, and in that time his club were the champions of England on six occasions, the champions of Europe three times and the winners of the League Cup on three occasions, a golden period for the club that it may never see again. He joined Liverpool in May 1939 and stayed at Anfield until his retirement at the start of 1992, as a player, physiotherapist, coach, manager and director, giving...

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The Premier League in Review: Liverpool get the Leicester Blues

Whenever things aren’t going so well at Anfield, there’s a statistic that is rather instructive to refer back to. Liverpool have not finished below eighth place in the table in whichever division they’ve been playing in at the time since the end of the 1954/55 season. Unlike any other football club in England, there is no-one below a pensionable age supporting or otherwise involved with this particular club who can even remember what it’s like to finish below this position in an end of season league table. At the time of writing, Liverpool are in eighth place in the...

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