Articles

Figuring the numbers 20 March 2021

The numbers represented a place on the pitch, not an individual, named player.

Skippers 19 February 2021

"Ideal captains are born not made". The story of Liverpool's skippers.

‘From boots to bootroom.’ How did ex-LFC players manage? 19 December 2020

Assessing the relative success of football managers, especially in historical periods, is what nowadays would be called challenging – that is, just this side of foolhardy. There are so many variables which can affect a team and club’s performance - financial backing, transfers in and out, league levels, and so on, over which the manager has little or no control. Former LFC players have managed at many different levels, from top tier to well below the fourth tier.

From Parachutes to Thanksgivings – 89 testimonials 13 December 2020

The basis of the article is the list of 89 testimonials on LFChistory.net.

‘Be my guest’ – George Kay keeping LFC afloat during World War II 31 October 2020

“Well, that’s it, then!” said my mother. It is my earliest memory, and all I had to worry about was the horrified look on her face."

The jinx are on us - LFC as luck would have it 25 August 2020

Has Liverpool been affected by a jinx, whether it is real in the sense of something malevolent, externally caused, which results in Fate’s denial of our club’s just deserts?

The last quadrilles 17 August 2020

How do the champions elect perform at the end of the season?

There was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman… - Part II 17 July 2020

Liverpool is, arguably, the second most international city in England, and it is no surprise that LFC has attracted a substantial number of foreign players.

There was an Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman… - Part I 1 July 2020

The contribution of non-English players to the history of LFC. Part I of Colin Rogers' massive study in this subject matter, written for LFChistory.net.

Back-to-back fixtures – the rise and fall of supermen 9 April 2020

17/18 December 2019 was unique in the annals of LFC and in the annals of English football.

Attacking the Kop 27 September 2019

There’s nothing in football like the Kop. It throbs like some huge factory. Those fans come not only to be entertained, but to entertain.’ – From a press report in 1963.