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Good morning.

If Premiership clubs were horses, you’d expect the owners of Liverpool Football Club to be paying a few unexpected visits to their yard to see how things were and perhaps ask, ‘just what the hell was going on?’ 

Liverpool are having a resurgence on the pitch, but at what cost? It’s unreasonable that Mr Dalglish be culpable for each and every indiscretion by his players. But the manner he backed the buck toothed twit Mr Suarez only served to undo a reputation he spent a lifetime earning.

I don’t want to get bogged down in the barrack room minutia that some Liverpool cranks have immersed themselves in about specifically was said, with what intonation etc etc . In this country we don’t tolerate racism, racist words, racist intonation, be it, ‘nigger’, ‘negrito’, or plain old, ‘blackie’. All of those terms suck and you just don’t do it. If you have any self respect, you don’t debate doing it either.

Mr Dalglish and the other Liverpool cranks who have pinned their colours to this particularly grubby little mast have not just embarrassed themselves, they’ve damaged their brand forever. How? By allowing the inherent frailty of being a Scouser contaminate a whole football club.

There is a dreadful and widespread victim culture on Merseyside.  I’ve never encountered a part of the country where people are constantly feeling hard done by or looking for reasons why they ought to be. 

Yes, Hillsborough and Heysel were both undoubtedly appalling, but that City was also major hub for the slave trade. It’s estimated that over 3 million Africans were shipped in by enterprising Liverpool traders. Three million people.

All I see going on in Liverpool is a few tourists scuttling about in a rather depressing little museum.

That City and that club need to urgently take a look at themselves. In 2010, Forbes Magazine placed them 6th most valuable football team in the world. That value trickles away like sand in an hourglass.

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  • Bruxie says:

    Sandro to start please.

    2-1 to the Spurs!

  • Aman says:

    Your pointless diatribe is an indictment of how much you’re looking forward to your excellent season so far come to an end at Anfield. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. YNWA

  • pete morgan says:

    Great argument yes blame the current Liverpool supporters for the slave trade. And while your on your holier than thou crusade have a look at the state of the area your club is in.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      You really are a child. I’m not blaming any Liverpool fans past or present for the Slave Trade, rather offering some perspective on a city with too many whining gits in it.

    • Bruxie says:

      That’s why we are doing something about it. It’s called Regeneration – and a costs hell of a lot less than Liverpool has rec’d in Government Aid.

      All you lot want to do is look at plans and feel hard done by.

  • dancingbarber says:

    Everton our new feeder club are of course exempt from your critique H.

    Liverpool like Manchester, Bradford ,Burnley and many other locations ‘up noorth’ do have legitimate reasons to feel put upon stemming from our collective failure to ensure that wealth and opportunities are fairly shared.

    But that said Liverpool has taken crying and whinging to the highest levels of artform, which is why they were an European City of cultures a bit back.

    Saha to score twice…………

    • Spurstacus says:

      Liverpool was once one of the wealthiest cities in the country, Manchester too. There many reasons they are no longer wealthy, one of which is that times change. There is no entitlement to wealth. You get what work for. Don’t you?

      • SpurredoninDublin says:

        In exactly the same way as there is no entitlement to CL football, even if you are a scouser.

      • dancingbarber says:

        If you get what you work for we’d all be rich. Some work Some get rich little relationship between the two!!!

  • Bruxie says:

    That’s a good lead, HH.

    I probably act a little biased against Scousers.

    They were very arrogant during their glory days and insufferable about the Spanish Waiter.

    The T-shirt thing with Suarez was a diaster and should never have been allowed by any decent PR Director. It may as well have read “We support our convicted racist…”

    What gets my goat is that thick sods like Toilet seat Johnson wore the shirt, too!

    I have to say that I am hugely respectful of the unnamed England players who (according to today’s Telegraph) told the FA that they were unhappy with Terry as captain.


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