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Can you imagine the current crop of players trying to play with them, it'd be fecking hilarious!Nah, more of this.....
None of yet Metrosexual moisturisers those days
( I reckon it got Keegan his Brut contract though)
I don't think Salah would come out from under the duvet...
Sadio a bit like Highway, they'd have to catch him first. Eta.
Phil Boersma was the first autograph I ever got in the days when you picked a flash car parked outside the Players entrance and hoped... ( I picked a Capri!)
Can you imagine the current crop of players trying to play with them, it'd be fecking hilarious!
In fairness, most of that era would be perma-banned under today's standards.
Where we ( used to!) sit in the Annie Rd end, a couple of well dressed owd fellas walk past half an hour prior to kick off....
One has a full head of silver hair, and walks unmolested through the majority of the punters...
Imagine Player of the Year doing that nowadays...
One or two round me were surprised to know he played nearly 100 more games than Carragher, was only EVER booked once, AND played in the World Cup Winning Team of '66.
They talk about Anfield Royalty....
Ian Callaghan MBE.
If he could play amongst that carnage, for 800 odd games and get neither seriously injured or sent off, he could play.
As I was typing , I actually thought ' No wonder you never got kicked , if 'Iron' was minding your back....'The current crop of players would be down flat on their face just trying to carry Tommy Smith's 'Tache
Don't forget the pitches, ploughed fields most of them.
More sand than grass during the winter.
Most of todays players would injure themselves on that type of surface.
Most games the ref used to have to count twelve paces to find the penalty spot if a kick needed to be taken.