|Ex codhead manager Bill Shankly|
Last Monday i took in a tour of England's second most successful football club; Liverpool FC. I must admit that i have very little interest in the Premier league these days. But it is always nice to see how the other half of the footballing world live.
Before today i had never been to Liverpool but had heard plenty about the place. The city centre is pleasant enough but the area around the football ground is, to be blunt, a shithole with boarded up and burnt out houses a plenty. Far too much barbed wire is situated on the walls around which tops off the atmosphere. This really isn't the kind of place you would want to be as an away fan of a team who have just scored the winner in the last minute on a night match. Not that Lincoln will be doing that anytime soon. We had time to kill before the tour so we had look around the clubshop which had a very impressive range of goods (as you would expect) My favourite item had to be the old retro shirts when "Candy" were the shirt sponsors from the late 80's and early 90's. I was very kindly bought a smart looking pin badge for £3 to add to my collection.
All in all the tour was decent enough. I would have preferred to have walked round all four stands inside but you can't have everything in life i suppose.