Written by Chris Tipton
Booooooo, you’re not fit to wear the shirt, it makes me SICK to hear it aimed at our players. Let’s stamp out the negativity and let’s get our support back to where it was. The most passionate & knowledgeable fans in England, & again let’s make Anfield a fortress not only in England but also in Europe, again. With help of you regular 5 readers to this blog, and the power (used correctly) of social media like this. If each one of you tells 10 people who in turn tell ten people, well you see what I’m getting at don’t you.
From November 1974 to November 1975 Liverpool had not lost a home match. On November 29th 1975 Norwich City came to Anfield & beat us 3-1. I’ll be honest here about this. I was going mad at these country bumpkins coming to “My Anfield” and winning, and winning well at that. Then this bloke, he was only in his late teens early 20’s tapped me on my shoulder & told me to “calm down” and applaud them off the pitch, because they deserved to win the game and the least they deserved off us was a clap. I looked around me and everyone to a man was clapping these players off the pitch. A standing ovation by “The most Knowledgeable fans in football” was how it was described in the Sunday rags…..
So now you’ve got to imagine 40 years on and this is the scenario. Your at work & around 20 blokes or more come into your office stand behind you & start booing you, for no other reason other than you’re having a bit of a bad day at work? Would that be acceptable? You must have had a bad 90 minutes during your working week, despite the fact it may be the first time in weeks you’ve ballsed up. So they are here now, these 20 morons booing you…… Well guys (& girls) if this is not acceptable to you, I do truly hope your not one of those people who boo our teams performances. I don’t remember when it became “the norm” to boo your team or anyone else that may be playing an absolute blinder against us (exception being Man Utd….). Can you remember the last time you actually applauded a particular opponent players performance or even the performance of an opposition team. I remember it being the normal thing to do was applaud the “other teams” performance. It’s called gentlemanly conduct. We have many a way to vent our anger at players/teams in this modern day and age, social media being the most obvious. So after our little rant about ABC on here, there and everywhere else. Please when Saturday comes we ALL get behind these players win, lose or draw. It’s up to you how you chose to support our club, but the clue is in the actual word SUPPORT. Let’s stamp out the negativity and let’s get our support back to where it was. The most passionate & knowledgeable fans in England, & again let’s make Anfield a fortress not only in England but Europe again. W
ith help off you regular 5 readers of this blog and the power (used correctly) of social media, we can spread the word. Each one of you tells 10 people who in turn tell 10 people, well you see what I’m getting at don’t you. Point of fact to the power of social media “October player of the month Dejan Lovren”. (See what I mean) By all means moan but if your booing the team and someone taps you on the shoulder & says to you “Please remember these wise words my friend. “We are Liverpool, we’ve been through some great times and some horrendous times but through it all. We have done it together. “We are Liverpool fans. We ARE the most knowledgeable fans in football. It’s a privilege for them men in red to represent you me and every single fan who loves this club, we stand by our players whether it’s Dalgliesh or Dundee”…..
Thanks Tippysr 😉 #YNWA