Monday, 17 March 2008


For the second weekend in a row I visited the Lib Dem controlled city of Liverpool. This time it was my first visit to Anfield to watch my resurgent Reading take on mighty Liverpool FC who are on a long winning run. It's still difficult to believe that after years of standing on the South Bank at Elm Park, I'm now watching The Hoops on parade at all the top grounds in the country

When the packed ground stood up, raised their scarves aloft, and sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" the hairs on the back of my neck were at attention. Sunderland play orchestral music at full blast, the Boro mindlessly chant "Der der der; Der der der; Der der der der; Der der der", but to be in a stadium with 50,000 people singing their anthem was something else altogether.

Ok, we lost, but we scored a great goal, had a good day out and played well enough to keep alive our hopes of staying up for another season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any committed fan of the royals needs directing towards Reading's own satirical newsblog - check it out!

The author is the LibDem candidate for Katesgrove ward where he is likely to oust the Labour leader of the council at the local elections this year, so he needs all the support he can get.