For more than 10 years I have collected newspaper articles related to the history of Liverpool Football Club. This blog is a presentation of the history, according to me, of the greatest football team ever, told by the media. Most books about Liverpool F.C. is full of errors about what happened in the old days. LFC deserve more than a non important past.
Among all the articles I will also try to bring back the daily life of the people who lived in the city and the area. Little would our founder John Houlding, our great ambassador John McKenna or our first great manager Tom Watson know of the legacy they left behind. This is first and foremost a tribune to all those who either shared, or still share, the red passion inside. YNWA with Liverpool F.C.
If you are writing a book, or an article about Liverpool F.C. or a former player, you are much welcome to use information presented on these pages. All I ask in return is a mention under “sources.”
You can contact me on dickysams AT gmail.com
The heart of the website is the section called SEASON UPDATES which you will find a few scrolls down on the right. These updates run year-on-year from 1892 until 1979. Under the SEASON UPDATES you will find thousands of newspaper articles, and other written media about Liverpool F.C., and some articles about the city, the people of Liverpool, and a few more about football in general. This is meant to spice up your understanding of the time and the era.
What I want to achieve is to try to bring back what the people saw and talked about “back then,” what colours hid behind the black and white photos, and what the impressions were behind the stories that was left behind for us to pick up in our time and age.
It is not my aim to make money on this website. You will not find advertisement here, and everything here is free for you to view, and use for yourself. No-one is sponsoring my blog either. I have paid for the website myself, and I chose WordPress, probably because I am too “old,” and not very technical, and, not the least, I felt it easy to use.
Now, my income is all the happy memories Liverpool have given me through my time. It is a passion, and both the club and the city, with its funny characters, have a special place in my heart. I love to talk and write about football history, so are you of the same kind, club colour a apart, please start chatting. All football clubs have souls, some just have more trophies. Our interest is common either you are red, white or blue.
Everything is added with references, and I hope that you will enjoy the content and spend many hours, days and maybe years searching through
these archives. You are always welcome back!
To help you navigate the website you have a few options. Besides the SEASON UPDATES, you can also use the SEARCH field on the right hand side, or see if you can find what you are looking for under the RED TAG CLOUD. Tags are keywords linked to an article, and I have tried my best to tag as good as possible. Now all the names shown under the RED TAG CLOUD is sorted, so the bigger the word the more times it appears. When all my content is finally added the RED TAG CLOUD will actually show you the most important features in our club’s history. So, for example you click on “financial” under the RED TAG CLOUD you will find all the articles I have added that I mean touches the “financial” area, for example, annual general meetings, erection of new stands etc, etc.
You can SUBSCRIBE to the blog. What that mean is that every time I add a new article you will receive an email telling you what article I have added to the website. If you at a point wants to unsubscribe you can easily do this.
You can also comment on the content, actually to every article here, and I really hope you will contribute in the comment field. Remember, the papers might have got the story wrong, your expert input can sort the history straight with a few lines. Please comment, it will make the website even better!
Thanks for reading,