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Re: are you ready for some football ?

March 15th, 2021, 7:42 pm

I vaguely recall Merseyside having some influence on the music scene!
Here's a great group with one of the MCartneys and Arthur Scargill.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4

I once saw the Swinging Blue Jeans in a club well after prime time. The evening ended in a brawl.
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

March 15th, 2021, 7:45 pm

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Re: are you ready for some football ?

March 15th, 2021, 7:49 pm

I vaguely recall Merseyside having some influence on the music scene!
Here's a great group with one of the MCartneys and Arthur Scargill.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4
And Elvis Costello!
 
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

March 16th, 2021, 2:45 pm

I vaguely recall Merseyside having some influence on the music scene!
Here's a great group with one of the MCartneys and Arthur Scargill.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4
And Elvis Costello!
Indeed, his dad played with Joe Loss.Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, a good Liverpool name. Ross McManus was born in Birkenhead, but you probably knew that.

And Holly Johnson! anecdote; I saw him once on the Rialto bridge in Venice, 2 days later I saw him in the Uffizzi in Florence.
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

March 16th, 2021, 2:55 pm

And Pete Burns!

And Liverpool Ceili Band!
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April 16th, 2021, 7:36 pm

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Re: are you ready for some football ?

April 16th, 2021, 9:16 pm

And Holly Johnson! anecdote; I saw him once on the Rialto bridge  in Venice, 2 days later I saw him in the Uffizzi in Florence.
I always seem to meet famous people in public toilets. Sadly not George Michael.
 
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April 17th, 2021, 8:09 am

And Holly Johnson! anecdote; I saw him once on the Rialto bridge  in Venice, 2 days later I saw him in the Uffizzi in Florence.
I always seem to meet famous people in public toilets. Sadly not George Michael.
By chance, or loitering with intent? BTW I heard that George was a good tipper to charities, Much better than Jack Benny.
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

April 19th, 2021, 8:42 pm

To be honest, I don’t really care much for or about European soccer, but I still find the Super League proposal somewhat offensive. It is highly reminiscent of the ISSL story from 1972, but at least that was nominally meant to allow the athletes to make some money. That failed pretty spectacularly, and cut short the career of some speed skaters (sorry - should probably have put that in context), including the great Ard Schenk. I’m all in favor of banning the breakaway teams and players from other sanctioned competitions. That way they will be more Harlem Globetrotters than NBA. It is undoubtedly too late to limit the control of US private equity and middle eastern sheiks over top premier league teams, but that doesn’t mean that they need to be allowed to play in said league.
 
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April 19th, 2021, 10:57 pm

And Kees Verkerk!
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

April 20th, 2021, 12:47 am

Agreed, although his career was already starting to tail off by then, having arguably peaked in 1969.
 
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

April 20th, 2021, 7:24 pm

Football died the minute that Tranmere Rovers dropped the requirement that you had to have been born in St Catherine’s hospital to play for them. And that was also the death of the dreams of me and Paul O’Grady.
 
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April 20th, 2021, 7:37 pm

Football died the minute that Tranmere Rovers dropped the requirement that you had to have been born in St Catherine’s hospital to play for them. And that was also the death of the dreams of me and Paul O’Grady.
Tranmere Rovers was my favourite team in the late 50s.
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Re: are you ready for some football ?

April 21st, 2021, 2:31 am

Well, that didn’t take long.