John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

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John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby docinwestchester » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:44 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_066dEkycr4#t=18m48s

I figured this will resonate with some folks here. I don't really get it, but John is passionate!

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby sulky lad » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:09 am

For ColinTB's benefit and definitely not for Goon Squad's I think the fairest way the League can solve the crisis is to award the Premiership based on the Alphabet - another title for my beloved Gooners, you see !! :D :D :D

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby Top balcony » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:44 pm

Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach.
Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be called "The Greatest" :

Founder members of the Football League in 1888
Founder members of the FA Premier League in 1992
First club to be presented with the League Championship trophy
First club to present medals for winning the Championship
First club to stage an FA Cup final 1894, Notts County v Bolton Wanderers
First club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup 1906
First club to go on an overseas football tour
First club to construct a purpose built football stadium
First club to have a four-sided stadium with two tier stands
First club to have a stadium with a three tier stand
First club to issue a regular match programme for home fixtures
First club to have a player (William Ralph Dean) score 60 league goals
First club to wear numbered shirts from 1-11 (1933 FA Cup final)
First club to have a church attached to its stadium
First club to install dugouts
First club to install undersoil heating
First club to win a penalty shootout in the European Cup 1970 v Borussia Moenchengladbach
First club to play 4000 top-flight games
First club to amass 5000 League points
First club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight
First club to stage a World Cup semi-final in Britain
First club to have the youngest Premiership goalscorer in two consecutive seasons with two different players
First club to break the £100,000 transfer threshold when Alan Ball moved from Blackpool for £110,000 in 1966.
First club to be featured in a TV game in August 1936 v Arsenal. Not live (pre-recorded).
First club to have scoreboard half time/full time facility
First club to have its own podcast
First club to have its own online social networking site.
First club to sell tickets via text message.

and in the event of this year's fixtures not being concluded, the cup should be awarded to them. I would imagine John agrees with me!

Stay healthy everyone.

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby sulky lad » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:41 pm

Top balcony wrote:Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach.
Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be called "The Greatest" :

Founder members of the Football League in 1888
Founder members of the FA Premier League in 1992
First club to be presented with the League Championship trophy
First club to present medals for winning the Championship
First club to stage an FA Cup final 1894, Notts County v Bolton Wanderers
First club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup 1906
First club to go on an overseas football tour
First club to construct a purpose built football stadium
First club to have a four-sided stadium with two tier stands
First club to have a stadium with a three tier stand
First club to issue a regular match programme for home fixtures
First club to have a player (William Ralph Dean) score 60 league goals
First club to wear numbered shirts from 1-11 (1933 FA Cup final)
First club to have a church attached to its stadium
First club to install dugouts
First club to install undersoil heating
First club to win a penalty shootout in the European Cup 1970 v Borussia Moenchengladbach
First club to play 4000 top-flight games
First club to amass 5000 League points
First club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight
First club to stage a World Cup semi-final in Britain
First club to have the youngest Premiership goalscorer in two consecutive seasons with two different players
First club to break the £100,000 transfer threshold when Alan Ball moved from Blackpool for £110,000 in 1966.
First club to be featured in a TV game in August 1936 v Arsenal. Not live (pre-recorded).
First club to have scoreboard half time/full time facility
First club to have its own podcast
First club to have its own online social networking site.
First club to sell tickets via text message.

and in the event of this year's fixtures not being concluded, the cup should be awarded to them. I would imagine John agrees with me!

Stay healthy everyone.


No answer is going to sway anyone after that list - so long as TH are relegated and we're second, I'll take this ! :wink:

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby Top balcony » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:29 pm

sulky lad wrote:- so long as TH are relegated and we're second, I'll take this ! :wink:

- So that's me, you and John.....

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby Dr. Luther » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:08 pm

:lol:

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby John » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:39 am

Top balcony wrote:Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach.
Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be called "The Greatest" :

Founder members of the Football League in 1888
Founder members of the FA Premier League in 1992
First club to be presented with the League Championship trophy
First club to present medals for winning the Championship
First club to stage an FA Cup final 1894, Notts County v Bolton Wanderers
First club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup 1906
First club to go on an overseas football tour
First club to construct a purpose built football stadium
First club to have a four-sided stadium with two tier stands
First club to have a stadium with a three tier stand
First club to issue a regular match programme for home fixtures
First club to have a player (William Ralph Dean) score 60 league goals
First club to wear numbered shirts from 1-11 (1933 FA Cup final)
First club to have a church attached to its stadium
First club to install dugouts
First club to install undersoil heating
First club to win a penalty shootout in the European Cup 1970 v Borussia Moenchengladbach
First club to play 4000 top-flight games
First club to amass 5000 League points
First club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight
First club to stage a World Cup semi-final in Britain
First club to have the youngest Premiership goalscorer in two consecutive seasons with two different players
First club to break the £100,000 transfer threshold when Alan Ball moved from Blackpool for £110,000 in 1966.
First club to be featured in a TV game in August 1936 v Arsenal. Not live (pre-recorded).
First club to have scoreboard half time/full time facility
First club to have its own podcast
First club to have its own online social networking site.
First club to sell tickets via text message.

and in the event of this year's fixtures not being concluded, the cup should be awarded to them. I would imagine John agrees with me!

Stay healthy everyone.


Perfect post. (We could just do with a good team to accompany the award).

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:11 am

John wrote:
Top balcony wrote:Sulky, tempted as I am to your solution - much more than the likely outcome - I feel it's too simplistic approach.
Clearly to be awarded the big prize there needs to be a range of factors taken into consideration. I truly believe that any club which can satisfy all these tests truly deserves to be called "The Greatest" :

Founder members of the Football League in 1888
Founder members of the FA Premier League in 1992
First club to be presented with the League Championship trophy
First club to present medals for winning the Championship
First club to stage an FA Cup final 1894, Notts County v Bolton Wanderers
First club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup 1906
First club to go on an overseas football tour
First club to construct a purpose built football stadium
First club to have a four-sided stadium with two tier stands
First club to have a stadium with a three tier stand
First club to issue a regular match programme for home fixtures
First club to have a player (William Ralph Dean) score 60 league goals
First club to wear numbered shirts from 1-11 (1933 FA Cup final)
First club to have a church attached to its stadium
First club to install dugouts
First club to install undersoil heating
First club to win a penalty shootout in the European Cup 1970 v Borussia Moenchengladbach
First club to play 4000 top-flight games
First club to amass 5000 League points
First club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight
First club to stage a World Cup semi-final in Britain
First club to have the youngest Premiership goalscorer in two consecutive seasons with two different players
First club to break the £100,000 transfer threshold when Alan Ball moved from Blackpool for £110,000 in 1966.
First club to be featured in a TV game in August 1936 v Arsenal. Not live (pre-recorded).
First club to have scoreboard half time/full time facility
First club to have its own podcast
First club to have its own online social networking site.
First club to sell tickets via text message.

and in the event of this year's fixtures not being concluded, the cup should be awarded to them. I would imagine John agrees with me!

Stay healthy everyone.


Perfect post. (We could just do with a good team to accompany the award).


At least we've both got high quality managers - at last !!

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Re: John Oliver on what Coronavirus has done to Liverpool F.C.

Postby Top balcony » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:44 am

sulky lad wrote: At least we've both got high quality managers - at last !!

both of whom would probably be our team's best midfield players if they chose to unhang their boots.


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