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  1. Shankslad

    Suarez goes "Jeffrey Damper" again!

    [quote user="keelansgrandad"]FIFA will do bugger all as usual. And in a month''s time, Liverpool fans will have forgotten all about it.[/quote]

     

    Forgotten about what?

     

  2. Shankslad

    Away fans in Home sections

    I had a ticket for todays game and had looked forward to this fixture all season but at the 11th hour circustances dictated I couldn''t get to Carrow Road.

     

    And YES it was a home ticket - I was  guest of some Norwich supporters - needless to say it was passed onto a Norwich fan.   Had I gone to the game I would not have been adorned in red or made it too obvious I am a Liverpudlian.   But I didn''t get to the4 game and settled for watching it on my PC

     

    The lengths that Liverpool supporters will go to in order to get into a game often amazes me - some comical, some insane and some embarrasing.   But Shanks loved us for that level of fanaticism

     

    A little lad was going through the Wembley turnstiles at the Everton/Liverpool FA Cup Final and produced his ticket - which was an adult ticket.   The steward queried him about how come he had an adult ticket.    "Me Dad" he muttered.   "I see" said the steward "and where is your Dad?"

     

    "He''s still at home lookin'' for ''is ticket!"

     

  3. Yes, I think tomorrows match is Norwich''s toughest but Sunderlands results against Man City and Chelsea show the other remaining matches should hold no fear for Norwich.   They are winnable and I tip Norwich to beat Arsenal and who knows against the others.   GO FOR IT NORWICH!!!

     

  4. Shankslad

    OTBC/YNWA

    I dunno where this crap about Liverpool "stealing" You''ll Never Walk Alone from Celtic came from.   Everyone knows how Liverpool fans came to sing it, simply because the Gerry & The Pacemakers version was played, along with all other Mersey groups songs, over the tannoy.  The Kop joined in with every song with great gusto - She Loves You, I wanna Hold Your Hand etc. etc.

     

    It wasn''t planned and nobody made a decision to adopt it - it just happened.   Just like when the whole kop as one voice started singing Careless Hands when Gary Sprake threw the ball into his own net - it just happened.

     

    For some reason some other clubs started singing it too and I certainly don''t recall Celtic fans singing it prior to the eighties although I could be wrong on that.   None the less as far as I''m concerned it''s Liverpools anthem and that''s that!

     

    On the Ball City is fantastic - an ORIGINAL and UNIQUE club anthem.   The oldest known club anthem in the world and I for one would love to hear the original version played over the tannoy at Carrow Road before every match.   In fact I think the Norwich team should do a Wimbledon Crazy Gang type of thing and sing it with great gusto whilst waiting in the tunnel before the the match with the opposing side standing next to them - They''re bound to just stand there in shock thinking "What the **** is THIS?" - Psychologically Norwich would walk out already one nil up

     

    In all likelihood the song you''ll hear most from the Away section on Sunday is The Fields Of Anfield Road.   But matter not, I hope that OTBC will be sung often, loudly and with great pride.   Despite recent history of this fixture Norwich have a habit of spoiling Liverpools parties.   Such as the very last match played in front of the original Spion Kop where Liverpool should''ve bade it farewell with a resounding victory for the fans to emember it by but NO!   Along came Norwich and won the match 0-1.   Talk about party poopers!!!

     

    Obviously I go for a Liverpool win on Sunday but am optimistic about Norwich''s remaining games.   With at least one win against either United or Arsenal and with Sunderlands performance against City that one becomes suddenly very winnable.

     

    You could always sing the oppositions version of "In My Liverpool Home"

     

    Original Version                                                                   Opposition Version

     

    In me Liverpool Home, in me Liverpool home                    In yer Liverpool Home, in yer Liverpool home

    We speak with an accent exceedly rare                                Yer look in the dustbin for something to eat

    Meet under a statue exceedingly bare                                   If yer find a dead cat

    An'' if yer want a Cathedral we''ve got one to spare               Then yer think it''s a treat

    In me Liverpool home                                                           In yer Liverpool home

     

     

  5. Shankslad

    OTBC/YNWA

    I dunno where this crap about Liverpool "stealing" You''ll Never Walk Alone from Celtic came from.   Everyone knows how Liverpool fans came to sing it, simply because the Gerry & The Pacemakers version was played, along with all other Mersey groups songs, over the tannoy.  The Kop joined in with every song with great gusto - She Loves You, I wanna Hold Your Hand etc. etc.

     

    It wasn''t planned and nobody made a decision to adopt it - it just happened.   Just like when the whole kop as one voice started singing Careless Hands when Gary Sprake threw the ball into his own net - it just happened.

     

    For some reason some other clubs started singing it too and I certainly don''t recall Celtic fans singing it prior to the eighties although I could be wrong on that.   None the less as far as I''m concerned it''s Liverpools anthem and that''s that!

     

    On the Ball City is fantastic - an ORIGINAL and UNIQUE club anthem.   The oldest known club anthem in the world and I for one would love to hear the original version played over the tannoy at Carrow Road before every match.   In fact I think the Norwich team should do a Wimbledon Crazy Gang type of thing and sing it with great gusto whilst waiting in the tunnel before the the match with the opposing side standing next to them - They''re bound to just stand there in shock thinking "What the **** is THIS?" - Psychologically Norwich would walk out already one nil up

     

    In all likelihood the song you''ll hear most from the Away section on Sunday is The Fields Of Anfield Road.   But matter not, I hope that OTBC will be sung often, loudly and with great pride.   Despite recent history of this fixture Norwich have a habit of spoiling Liverpools parties.   Such as the very last match played in front of the original Spion Kop where Liverpool should''ve bade it farewell with a resounding victory for the fans to emember it by but NO!   Along came Norwich and won the match 0-1.   Talk about party poopers!!!

     

    Obviously I go for a Liverpool win on Sunday but am optimistic about Norwich''s remaining games.   With at least one win against either United or Arsenal and with Sunderlands performance against City that one becomes suddenly very winnable.

     

    You could always sing the oppositions version of "In My Liverpool Home"

     

    Original Version                                                                   Opposition Version

     

    In me Liverpool Home, in me Liverpool home                    In yer Liverpool Home, in yer Liverpool home

    We speak with an accent exceedly rare                                Yer look in the dustbin for something to eat

    Meet under a statue exceedingly bare                                   If yer find a dead cat

    An'' if yer want a Cathedral we''ve got one to spare               Then yer think it''s a treat

    In me Liverpool home                                                           In yer Liverpool home

     

     

  6. Oi - Stop pointing at me!!!

     

  7. Shankslad

    Next Sunday.....

    As a Liverpudlian with great affection for Norwich City I am not relishing this Sunday.   I would prefer it to have been the very last match of the season with the title already at Anfield and Norwich''s safety already secured - where the **** is Santa when you most need him!

     

    All logic says it''s a win for Liverpool but as is often expressed it''s a funny old game and strange things happen.  Of course I want Liverpool to win and go on to win the title - the objective this season was top 4 anything above that is a bonus but now the title IS in reach.   By the time Norwich play the other three I hope United, Chelsea and Arsenal are so demoralised that Norwich manage at least one win.

     

     

  8. Shankslad

    Pundits predictions

    They buy it to read the football page - the cartoon strip one about Warbury Warriors that is!

     

    It''s more factual than their actual football reporting

     

  9. It was probably McNally that kept Chris Hughton in the job for so long - until it became totally apparent the chances of survival were reducing to virtually nil.  
  10. I''ve always considered the term "Plastic Fans" to pertain to those fairweather fans who jump on the bandwagon of a clubs success.   They have no connection to the home town or even country of the club.   It becomes fashionable to support a club and the merchandise is bought and worn as designer accessories. very fashionable.

     

    I suppose there is a psychological reason behind it - by attaching themselves to success may give the feeling of personal success.   I don''t know.   I''m not a shrink.

     

    So the elite clubs of the PL attract a lot of "Fans" who have no attachment to the area or the club.   Have no logical reason to support it but have chosen it anyway solely because of the clubs success and name then spend an awful lot of money on the merchandise in the on-line shop.   The club quite rightly embraces them into the fold sending them personal e-mails keeping them up to date on this months special offers and suchlike.

     

    Plastic fans are a compliment to a clubs success.   You don''t really find plastic fans outside the top tiers of the league - not true plastics anyway - if a team were to fall from grace into the depths of say, league 1, the plastics would desert like rats from a ship and find a more trendy club to support

     

    So if you supported Norwich in league 1 you are not a true plastic.   You are an imposter!!!

  11. Shankslad

    Your other team

    Norwich is my other team!   I spend a lot of time in Norwich and started going to Carrow Road about the same time as Paul Lambert joined and got completely hooked with the result I''m even driving down from Liverpool to Villa Park tomorrow.   Not being able to get to Anfield much these days means I''ve ended up watching Norwich more than Liverpool.  Not planned, it''s just happened!

     

    Norwich are in the pemier league on merit not because wealthy backers are buying success.   A real football club - full house at each game in league 1 days - British owned and debt free - THAT is some achievement these days.   Away fans are a particular credit to the club and great ambassadors.

  12. Shankslad

    Grant Holt for sale

    Bring him back - as MANAGER!
  13. Shankslad

    Fundamentals

    Quote "Call that relaxed? Now this is what I call a relaxed approach to the game ..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLCZZAheNSU

     

    This is a more direct approach.......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVu7k-heG8w

     

  14. Shankslad

    Difference between us and the great

    Added to the pass and move principle is the Busby principle of making yourself available at all times

     

  15. Shankslad

    One Paul Lambert...............

    He walked out on Norwich

     

    It isn''t working out for him

     

    Surely Norwich Fans have a right to gloat?

     

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