MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 0, Anfield, 13/Apr/15, KO:7:45pm, Premier League. Att: 44,611

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So, Liverpool away was fun. A forgettable game that one TF writer wont forget in a while. anfieldapril15

Being based in Manc means that the Liverpool aways are very easy trips, and unfortunately ones you feel like you have no excuse not to attend.

After a full days graft in sunny Manchester I darted off bang on time to get the train to watch a bunch of players who don’t really deserve my support. Arriving in Liverpool I made my way to The Arkles to meet the lads. All who are the reason I still attend, unfortunately  I’d lose contact with a lot of good mates if I stopped watching United.

On to the game and first and foremost I must praise our support for the impeccable behaviour it showed during the Hillsborough memorial silence. We were quiet whilst the day trippers to my left seemed more arsed about getting their cameras out. Am I the only who finds that disrespectful?

United actually started quite well, Obertan in particular making one dart through the middle of Liverpool’s defence which led to sighs from me and my mates as to why he never came on for the useless Sammy last week.

After this Cabella had a shot which was about as weak as him, but all in all United looked
more lively in the first 5 minutes than they did for the entire game last week.

Sadly, after 9 Minutes it was standard United again when Sterling, no better than Dyer at that age by the way mind, easily bent the ball past Krul. Ryan Taylor’s defending of Sterling at that point showed, however nice a bloke, he’s finished at the top level. Another one who isn’t good enough for Newcastle United.

After Liverpool’s goal the evening began to get interesting for yours truly. As clear in the photo above I was right next to the home fans, which to LFC’S stewards outrage wasn’t my specified seat. When Liverpool scored a rather large lady gave a ‘Dickhead signal’ to me, which I reacted to by pointing out that she was larger than life. Banter went back and forth and I found it quite amusing how easy I was able to wind up a lot of Liverpool fans.

2 minutes after this Shelia, a Liverpool steward, who seemed very depressed and sexually frustrated told me off for inciting the home support. Never once did Shelia say what in particular.

5 minutes passed when Liverpool stuck a steward to stand in front of me for apparently
standing in a seat not allocated for for our away support. This lad was 6ft 4 and meant I couldn’t see a thing without ducking & diving away from him. At this point I was being told off by him for trying to watch the game. £52 and I couldn’t even watch the fucker !!!

Just before a Liverpool free kick in the 26th minutes I was asked to have a chat by a Liverpool steward, which I obliged to. What I then experienced after was a very bizarre 10 minutes.

3 Liverpool stewards surrounded me and asked for my ID and match ticket, no reason was given for why so I refused . After which they forced the Police to request me to hand over that information.

When they came over I duly obliged, fuck getting in any bother with them. I might look it but I’m not daft.

I was then informed I was being chucked out by the LFC stewards without any other reason than inciting home fans by pointing and ignoring stewards’ request to stop standing in a steward seat.

When asked what I said Shelia, the sexually frustrated LFC steward, commented that she wasn’t in a position to comment as she couldn’t hear me. She also had a go at me for allowing my mates to stick up for me. Sheer madness.

At the Police’s request I had to handover my ST and ID, which Liverpool took down as well as robbing me of my ticket stub. After articulating myself in a very clam manner, I’m better at chatting than writing, the scouse stewards began to lose their rage and asked me to leave which I did. Chucked out by a club for pointing. I’ve stuck up for this club a massive amount, I live in a city that hates them FFS.

I’ve always stuck up for them when less educated fans have blamed them for Hillsborough and for Heysel, to be treat like a hooligan was very hard to take. Never once in 19 years of watching football have I been chucked out. To say I’m pissed off is an understatement.

More amusing than all of this is the fact that Liverpool steward tried to tell me all Manure fans sat down a fortnight ago, does he think I was born yesterday ?!?!

Chucked out by  a club that robbed their own of tickets in Athens in 07 is a bitter pill to taste. I honestly believe we’d never do that to our own.

Thank god I don’t support them, if I did I’m sure they’d probably start a #JusticeforJack campaign. Don’t worry you don’t need to.

I managed to get back to a pub in the city centre for the 2nd half, after a bright start Sterling missed a sitter before the inevitable 2nd was scored at which point I jumped on the train back to Manc.

Having known other lads turfed out of Anfield I may be on the end of a ban. I’ll keep you all informed.

The biggest disgrace of the night was the fact that football fans from two cities with some of the highest unemployment rates in the country were charged £52 to watch a game football.

The game’s gone.

On more important issues we have a big weekend ahead of us. I genuinely believe was can get our club back and it starts on Sunday. #BoycottSpurs is something me and a lot of the TF clan are very much behind.


Keep the faith.

Our fans 10 – for turning up 

Their fans 2- Filming during a minutes applause ?!?!? 

Stewards 0 – Chucked out for pointing. FKIN HELL.

Ed: we have advised to get in touch with the Football Supporters Federation and the Newcastle United Supporters Trust and to take notes from witnesses who observed the incident at Anfield. 


JACK McLANE – Follow Jack on @jackm1892



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13 Responses to MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 0, Anfield, 13/Apr/15, KO:7:45pm, Premier League. Att: 44,611

  1. Humey says:

    This is no longer a football club or a base for fans within our region to fall in love or become obsessed with football or a football club. It’s been reduced down to a business model, a means to an end, a giant advertising hording for an egotistical arsehole! The club we once supported is a shell of itself with board members, former players, coaching staff, players going thru the motions, not caring, feeling, loving the iniquity of being in a one club city/region that lives and breathes football! It’s part of being up here and it’s now been so numbed that the majority of even the hardcore now bet against the team and win money coz they’re so expect of a spineless and useless display of what we used to call football!

  2. mikey says:


    Its our only hope of beginning to get some pride back in ourselves. We are the club, and we can not simply let ourselves die like this.

    Please for one match lets get some pride back in ourselves and take a fucking stand. Leaves park not st james’s park one saturday only.

    Howay Lads

  3. Alan says:


  4. Alan says:

    Is gone!!

  5. Andrew Thompson says:

    Reading that just reminds me why I’ve stopped attending away games. Less than a decade ago I went to most of them. Like the author said the game’s gone although I’d say anyone prepared to pay £52 a ticket must have shit for brains and is part of the problem. As long as people are prepared to pay it clubs will be happy to charge it.

  6. Jack Mclane. says:

    I agree Andrew. Slowly but surely I feel myself giving up.

  7. Ant says:

    On a personal level, I have great respect and admiration for fans who are still attending games as they are showing greater psychological stamina than I could ever muster.
    However, there is no rational explanation for paying £52 (plus transport) to attend a football game. There are European countries where the average monthly salary is £350! My own weekly food shop bill is £35. No wonder that everyone involved in this scam (from Mike Ashley, to the Liverpool stewards) is treating fans like cattle: we are nothing more than cash cows and heaven forbid that we forget our place in the food chain.

    As for the game: Sterling demands £150k per week for mostly kicking the ball high and wide (and for outsmarting two of the worst defenders in Europe to fluke a goal). I hate myself for saying this, but Ashley -inadvertently and for selfish reasons- has done one good thing for our club: I’m glad Newcastle is no longer home to this kind of wasters.

    Also, I know that Sissoko is going to be demonised, but can I just ask: is it ok to grab opponents by the throat these days as long as you have been an England international? Johnson managed to wind up Sissoko very successfully and got away with a yellow. I know that our captain should have kept his head, but all I saw from Liverpool (and ManU and Arsenal) is “excellence” in cheating and brinkmanship.

  8. Micky miller says:

    That big over rated cowardly cunt knew exactly what he was doing..It says it all when a lump who is shit in the air, embarrassingly one footed and has the first touch of Stephen Hawking is our most ‘valuable asset on the playing staff.. RIP Newcastle United, could the last one out turn off the lights.

  9. Phil Durham Mags says:

    Another gutless performance. There is more blood, sweat and spunk(Australian slang for courage) in a pair of wor lasses knickers! Leazes Park or St. James’ Park on Sunday? Leazes Park for me.

  10. mikey says:

    Stewarding, policing and ticketing strategies are designed to kill the atmosphere and exclude the working class form the game. Its been working slowly but surely.

    There are 10s of thousands now who don;t go cos they can;t afford it anymore and thousands with pathetic banning orders for persistent standing or being just too boisterous. I mean for fuck’s sake its a football game. And they deliberately do it.

    The Palace fans who created that ultras section had the fucking old bill following them home, bothering them at work and knocking on their door trying to intimidate them . Just fr wanting some nice and passion back???

    I mean fucking hell.

    Supporters federation has some half decent advice on legal rights i those situations, because i’m not actually sure whether they can demand ID etc> I think you were right to stand your ground against the stewards like. Jobsworth fake cops they are.

  11. Jack Mclane says:

    Fuck me that’s mad. They’ve also emailed Newcastle so I will be contacting the FSF, what really pissed me off is that they shoehorned me out. It’s very petty. I know a lad who had a mate turfed out last year and he got a 3 year ban from Anfield.

  12. Allan Rogers says:

    I hate to say this but how can any of the players play when the owner is telling them not to win because if they go up they will be in Europe and he dosnt want that. Ive been saying this for ages STOP GOING TO ST JAMES UNTILL THAT FCB HAS SOLD UP . He is laughing at us. Look his bank bal .

  13. Allan Rogers says:

    I hate to repeat myself but how can any of the players play when the owner is telling them not to win because if they go up they will be in Europe and he dosnt want that. Ive been saying this for ages STOP GOING TO ST JAMES UNTILL THAT FCB HAS SOLD UP . He is laughing at us. Look his bank bal .