The loss of a bet It happens. I lost a bet. Therefore I was off for a preseason tournament, as the Premier League Asia Trophy was hosted in Hong Kong. The participating teams were West Brom, Crystal Palace, recent champions Leicester and a team, as a Manchester United fan, I hated from the centre of my heart, Liverpool. The debt to the bet was being paid in witnessing my footballing nemesis. As I walked to the stadium, the build up of Liverpool shirts pulled knots in my stomach. Gerrard. Rush. Leonardson. Torres. All moving my afternoon food in the wrong… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Liverpool
Liverpool Beat Rivals to claim Stadium Accolade
Based on research surrounding the overall fan experience, and after collecting data from both home and away supporters throughout the Premier League, Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium has come out on top as the number one ranked team in the Premier League for the 2015/16 campaign. The award was presented to the club by VisitFootball as part of their Assures Stadium Assessment Scheme, and will undoubtedly please those within the club who have worked so hard on the latest redevelopments within the famous ground. As well as this, it was a double success for Liverpool, with the club also being handed top… Read more »
Completing doing the 92 from abroad!
We all know doing the 92 is a marathon and not a sprint. Many won’t complete the epic journey which requires time, dedication, a lot of hard work and planning – imagine now having to do all that from abroad. Well that’s exactly what Norwegian Liverpool fan Einar Kvande has done! We caught up with Einar to find out more about his remarkable achievement. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Einar: Thank you very much! Kenilworth Road was my final ground, 26 years after I watched my first… Read more »
Anfield fails to live up to the hype…
Blogger Rob Tuffnell makes his debut on the 92 blog reporting back on ticking the world renowned Anfield off his 92. Ground: 50/92 Game: Liverpool 0-0 Hull City Date: 25/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: An iconic English ground, the Hillsborough Memorial and walk via those famous gates make the day special. Atmosphere wise there was absolutely nothing from the Liverpool fans, most of whom seemed to be tourists. Expected much more on that front. Inside the ground is pretty much what you’d expect from an older ground; slightly cramped, tight concourse, but ok view from behind the goal (that is… Read more »
Will Manchester City retain their Premier League crown?
The transfer window is now firmly closed to teams until January, which means the focus is totally on the actual games for now. Last season’s Premier League champs Manchester City look impressive again, although the teams that pushed them close last time – Liverpool and Chelsea – also seem ready to challenge once more. You will get odds of 11/4 from bookmakers on Manuel Pellegrini’s side bringing the title back to the Etihad again, but which are the sides that might stop them in their tracks? Well, runners-up Liverpool (11/1) look like they might be stronger this season – as… Read more »
Liverpool given permission to expand Anfield
After what seems like years of rumours Liverpool have finally got some firm approved plans in place to expand Anfield. From memory speculation on the future of the Reds ground has come and gone over the years including talk of ground sharing with local rivals Everton in a combined new build. But now the club and the fans have a clear direction as they press forward with the development of their spiritual home. This week Liverpool City Council have given the green light to start work on plans that will increase the capacity of the stadium to around sixty thousand… Read more »