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Wait Until Next Year Annual Awards 2013

Awarding trophies to captains of winning teams, October 14, 1937

You will have to imagine that this is a star-studded gala, attended by the great and good in all their finery, rather than some hastily cobbled together awards for the best of 2013. I don’t think I’ve exhausted anything over the past 12 months to justify full lists of albums/books/etc of the year. I’ve been far more of a dabbler, so it is probably best to read these ‘awards’ with caution, as it is not like I’ve consumed everything and anything in order to make a reasonably objective judgement. Essentially, here are some things I enjoyed across the year… Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday Reading

Boys reading the comics from the Sunday papers

This week I’ve been working my way through David Peace’s new novel, Red or Dead. It is outstanding, although perhaps an acquired taste as it combines football with some proper modernist writing, but if you have the slightest interest in either you really should pick this book up.

I’ve also been reading the following shorter pieces, all well worth a look:

Image from State Library of New South Wales, via Flickr

The day I won the European Cup (A weekend in Liverpool – Part Two)

Bill Shankly statue and ISo, finally, onto day two of my recent birthday trip to Liverpool. You can find part one here, if you’re so inclined.

Saturday. Breakfast seems as good a place as any start, so my Significant Other and I head for Jamie Carragher’s Sports Café Express. I mean, on a trip to Liverpool, where else could you go? Read the rest of this entry »

Bill Shankly

 Bill Shankly

“Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.”

Bill Shankly died 28 years ago today.

Photograph by J. Clark via Flickr