: er, why are Liverpool a "cornerstone footballing institution"? Good teams
: come & go & once they are gone they are soon forgotten. If you care to
: trawl through the lower divisions you would find many clubs who, 20, 30,
: 40 or even 50 years ago, would have been described as "cornerstone
: footballing institutions".
No doubt you would, Simon, but what's the point? What has that got to do
with my statement about Liverpool? To me, and my generation--and I
suspect that's most of us on R.S.S. (i.e. those born after perhaps
1955)--Liverpool ARE one of our cornerstone footballing institutions.
It goes without saying that this is the case because of their
extraordinary record of achievement of the last 20-odd years. Quite why
you'd want to argue with my use of the word "cornerstone" to describe
this situation rather eludes me.
: Liverpool have been more successful than most but they seem to have passed
: that mantel onto other clubs. Who cares (unless you're a closet
: Liverpool fan) ?
No, I'm not a closet Liverpool fan. No, I don't care about their
results. Did I not say QUITE CLEARLY in my original post that I
applauded the DIGNITY...AND NOT THE RESULTS...that I felt Roy Evans had
returned to the club? Yes, I do care about seeing an institution like
Liverpool regain their dignity...and no, caring does not make me a closet
Liverpool fan. It makes me a football fan, as in someone who cares about
the game in general. To state again, what Roy Evans has done is, I
think, much better for football than the shambles Souness reduced
Liverpoolk to a year ago.
As for the mantle having been passed onto other clubs, I'd say the jury
is still very much out on that one, given the first three games.
Wouldn't you agree?
: And, as I am sure you will agree, one swallow does not a summer make.
No, but you've gotta judge the evidence at hand, however little it is.
: Alcatel SEL
: (I've got Klinsmann in my Fantasy football team, doo dah doo dah)