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23 March 20052001-2007: Into The New Millennium

For the first time in 16 long years since the shame and tragedy that was Heysel, Liverpool took their place in European football's top club competition. Chris Wood documents Liverpool's European history. More

17 March 20051991-2001: The Resurgence Years

In 1990, 5 years after Heysel, English clubs were re-admitted to the European fold. Liverpool, however, had to wait another year before their own exile was ended. LFC fan Chris Wood leads us through Liverpool's European story. More

10 March 20051973-1985: The Golden Years

Shankly's parting gift to Liverpool was the F.A. cup so for the third time the club entered the Cup Winners' cup. LFC fan Chris Wood tells us Liverpool's European journey. More

7 March 2005Shoot! Focus on Steve Nicol

The versatile Chopsy speaks out in Shoot! in 1984. More

6 March 2005Anfield personalities: Tommy Smith

From Liverpool's match programme on 30th April 1962. More

28 February 2005Big Waddy on a cigarette card

Walter Wadsworth was a commanding centre-half who played in 74 out of a maximum 84 matches when Liverpool won and then retained the League championship in 1922 & 1923. More

25 February 2005Exciting times ahead!

An exciting final is ahead on Sunday. The League cup has been ridiculed the last few years, associating it with one of Disney's most beloved characters. However spectator interest has been greater than ever because the bigger teams seem more intent on winning it. More

21 February 2005Tommy Lucas & a cigarette card

John Player & Sons issued Football caricatures by "Mac" - a series of 50 on their cigarette cards. Tommy Lucas was one of the 50 that were featured. More

7 February 2005Unique Programmes: Anfield's Record Crowd

With plans for a new stadium and its capacity still ongoing, it remains to be seen whether a Liverpool home match will have an attendance greater than that which saw an FA Cup fourth round tie against Wolves in February 1952. More

1 February 20051964-1973: The Early Years

Republishing of the first chapter of Liverpool's exploits in Europe now including a video of the dramatic Inter Milan - Liverpool clashes where a certain Spanish referee bumped LFC out of Europe. More

30 January 2005Unique Programmes: The ball burst twice!

Whenever one acquires an old programme it is always a bonus to discover that the issue holds extra historical significance. More

23 January 2005Unique Programmes: A Non-League Team Visits

It seems strange today with Southampton having been in the top flight of English football for so long, that when they first visited Anfield they were a non-league side. More

14 January 2005Fernando Morientes in profile

Morientes has made a name for himself as a great goalscorer with fantastic aerial ability. Benítez wants the best and who better than the player who was voted Europe's best forward by UEFA last season. More

12 January 2005Site news: 617 friendlies and testimonials now online

617 friendlies and testimonials are now online on LFChistory. Chris Wood has done an amazing job by going through the list to make it as complete as possible. More

10 January 2005Shoot! Focus on Phil Neal

Liverpool's most successful player in focus in Shoot! More

4 January 2005Phil Neal - Mr. 417 games in a row

Phil Neal is a true gentleman and was a brilliant servant to Liverpool. He sat down with lfchistory.net and talked about his fantastic career. More

24 December 2004I´m dreaming of white ... and red Christmas!

Christmas is the time for peace and joy. Then people want to take it easy at home with their loved ones. But in Britain this is the busiest time of the year for the professional footballers. More

20 December 2004Unique Programmes: The Beginning of the League Cup.

Although Liverpool were late developers in the League Cup we have certainly made up for lost time – winning it a record seven times since its inception in the 1960-61 season. More

19 December 2004Shoot! Focus on Craig Johnston

The boy Down under is in the spotlight in Shoot! in 1982. More

19 December 2004Chris Pile - Goalkeeper makes history

Chris Pile could have been a more familiar name among the Liverpool faithful, had it not been for bad luck with injuries. He was the youngest player ever to be involved in a European cup final when he had just turned 18. More

17 December 2004Paisley's opinion on Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston is under Bob Paisley's microscope More

17 December 2004Derek Dohren - author of Roy Evans' new book interviewed

Author of a series of excellent articles on his various Boot Room related websites (www.lfcbootroom.net), Derek Dohren has just written his first book that, appropriately, is the autobiography of the last boot-room boy Roy Evans. More

13 December 2004Unique Programmes: FA Cup vs Fulham

On the 13th January 1934 Liverpool played an FA Cup third round match against Fulham at Anfield. More

12 December 2004Roy Evans is the youngest ever coach at only 25

Roy Evans has been appointed reserve team trainer at Liverpool Football Club. Evans is the youngest ever coach in the Football League at only 25. More

8 December 2004Focus on Paul Walsh

Paul Anthony Walsh profiled in Shoot! in 1986. More

6 December 2004Unique Programmes: A Rare Pre-war Friendly

One of the most interesting areas to collect is the realm of the friendly issue. More

29 November 2004Unique Programmes: Joint match programme

As I have mentioned in previous articles, just a few seasons after their formation, Liverpool began to issue a joint match programme with Everton. More

29 November 2004Mottman on LFChistory

Robbie Ashcroft aka Mottman is well known on the web. He's written quite a lot about his experiences following his dearly beloved Liverpool and is one of the best writers on the net. More

22 November 2004Unique Programmes: Shankly Arrives

Having previously reviewed what is probably the most valuable Liverpool home match programme in monetary terms it is now worth looking at one that could be seen as being the most valuable in historic terms – that which saw Bill Shankly’s first match in charge of the Reds. More

21 November 2004Paisley says King Kenny is the best

Bob Paisley's view of Kenny Dalglish. More

18 November 2004The letter from Shankly

Chris Wood received a letter from Shankly, visited him at his home and met him on a few different occasions. Here are his recollections of the GREAT man. More

15 November 2004Unique Programmes: Newcastle away

On October 4th 1930 Liverpool travelled to St James Park to play Newcastle United in a Division One fixture. More

10 November 2004RIP Emlyn Hughes

Brian Glanville remembers Crazy Horse in The Guardian on 10th November 2004. More

8 November 2004Unique Programmes: Middlesbrough 1939

The 1939-40 Football League programme was only three games old when war was declared on September 3rd and the competition abandoned. More

1 November 2004Unique Programmes: Blackburn in FA Cup

Pre-war football programmes have always been highly sought after, with certain clubs issues being harder to obtain than others. More

31 October 2004Mølby's jailhouse rock part 2

Mølby plays football in jail and faces an uncertain future with the Reds. More

27 October 2004Exclusive: Missed penalties and red cards lists

We have created a lot of lists from our database, but some lists you cannot create from facts such as missed penalties and red cards. More

26 October 2004How Shankly helped St John to avoid a suspension

Chris Wood has been looking into aspects of LFC statistics for LFChistory that are often difficult to find and difficult to check... like players sent off and missed penalties etc. More

25 October 2004Football: Thomas turns the ignition for Liverpool drive

The Independent press report from Liverpool - Norwich on 25.10.1992. More

25 October 2004Unique Programmes: FA Youth Cup

Once the programme collecting bug has well and truly bitten, many collectors move on from just focusing on first team related issues to obtaining programmes from any fixture featuring all levels of their chosen side. More