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  1. No, unfortunately. I suppose a name change to something like the European League competition would be more appropriate, but it doesn't grab the sponsors as much as the name Champions League.
  2. Yes it's crystal clear that the Liverpool supporters viewed the League Cup as every bit as prestigious as the Fairs Cup...... Liverpool 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao Game Date :: 02.10.1968 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 49,567 Liverpool 8 - 0 TSV Munich Game Date :: 07.11.1967 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 44,812 Liverpool 0 - 1 Ferencvaros Game Date :: 09.01.1968 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 3rd round 2nd leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 46,892 Li
  3. Being fair, to some extent I'd agree with you Alex, but the overiding thing for me would be that the teams who finished higher than you, and weren't allowed to enter, reduced the overall quality of the competition as compared with the UEFA cup. By definition that was the case I suppose. I'd say it was a better comp than the current Uefa Cup though and it was a freak occurence for us to come 10th* and get in. You'd have to say it was a bigger prize than the League Cup as well. *I remember a similar situation where we got into the Uefa Cup by getting to the Cup Final (think it was '99)
  4. Yes it's crystal clear that the Liverpool supporters viewed the League Cup as every bit as prestigious as the Fairs Cup...... Liverpool 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao Game Date :: 02.10.1968 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 49,567 Liverpool 8 - 0 TSV Munich Game Date :: 07.11.1967 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 44,812 Liverpool 0 - 1 Ferencvaros Game Date :: 09.01.1968 Competition :: European Fairs Cup 3rd round 2nd leg Stadium :: Anfield Spectators :: 46,892 Li
  5. Being fair, to some extent I'd agree with you Alex, but the overiding thing for me would be that the teams who finished higher than you, and weren't allowed to enter, reduced the overall quality of the competition as compared with the UEFA cup.
  6. Harder than the first few UEFA cups, more rounds & with the same qualification policy for the first few years. Anyone who knows football recognizes the Fairs Cup as a major trophy. The bloke is a mug, finalists included Barcelona, Juventus, Arsenal, us but nah less prestigious than a Cup Swindon managed to win and Rotherham managed to get to the final. We had four 60,000 crowds en route to winning the Fairs Cup, and the side we beat were considered by many to be the best side in Europe, Ujpest Dosza. They beat Leeds 5-0 in the Semi Final, who romped home with the English title
  7. Harder than the first few UEFA cups, more rounds & with the same qualification policy for the first few years. Anyone who knows football recognizes the Fairs Cup as a major trophy. Oh yeah, the teams who finished above you being excluded because of the one city rule must look at you with envy. Where abouts did you finish to qualify?
  8. Jesus, does your obsession ever cease Rab/Ian? Your history prior to 1970, or since for that matter, was mostly FA Cup based with only 4 titles won way back in time. By 1970 we’d won 7 titles, if you think that FA Cup wins are better or even as good as that, carry on deluding yourself. Please don’t give us your usual that the cup was more important than the title, it never was and never will be. The FA Cup was the glamour trophy; everyone wanted a day out at Wembley or the equivalent of the time. It was the end of season party when all the hard work had been done. The FA Cup, to a less
  9. Jesus, does your obsession ever cease Rab/Ian? Your history prior to 1970, or since for that matter, was mostly FA Cup based with only 4 titles won way back in time. By 1970 we’d won 7 titles, if you think that FA Cup wins are better or even as good as that, carry on deluding yourself. Please don’t give us your usual that the cup was more important than the title, it never was and never will be. The FA Cup was the glamour trophy; everyone wanted a day out at Wembley or the equivalent of the time. It was the end of season party when all the hard work had been done. The FA Cup, to a less
  10. got nicked I remember being outside a pub (I was only 14), and this bloke walked out struggling, what he'd done is lifted up the wooden tab machine, them old ones, and took it outside, smashed it on the floor and there was a free for all for the tabs, was that you? What did you want to know? I said iyam, i.e. 'if you ask me'. ahaha You're entitled to your opinion as much as the next person Alex, sometimes they're good. However to say he's a good poster is the same as saying Derek Hatton was a good politician. All he's done has defended his club against what he perceiv
  11. Jesus, does your obsession ever cease Rab/Ian? Your history prior to 1970, or since for that matter, was mostly FA Cup based with only 4 titles won way back in time. By 1970 we’d won 7 titles, if you think that FA Cup wins are better or even as good as that, carry on deluding yourself. Please don’t give us your usual that the cup was more important than the title, it never was and never will be. The FA Cup was the glamour trophy; everyone wanted a day out at Wembley or the equivalent of the time. It was the end of season party when all the hard work had been done. The FA Cup, to a less
  12. Jesus, does your obsession ever cease Rab/Ian? Your history prior to 1970, or since for that matter, was mostly FA Cup based with only 4 titles won way back in time. By 1970 we’d won 7 titles, if you think that FA Cup wins are better or even as good as that, carry on deluding yourself. Please don’t give us your usual that the cup was more important than the title, it never was and never will be. The FA Cup was the glamour trophy; everyone wanted a day out at Wembley or the equivalent of the time. It was the end of season party when all the hard work had been done. The FA Cup, to a less
  13. Can you explain to me why this scouse parafin got involved please. I confess, small tig wag
  14. Jesus, does your obsession ever cease Rab/Ian? Your history prior to 1970, or since for that matter, was mostly FA Cup based with only 4 titles won way back in time. By 1970 we’d won 7 titles, if you think that FA Cup wins are better or even as good as that, carry on deluding yourself. Please don’t give us your usual that the cup was more important than the title, it never was and never will be. The FA Cup was the glamour trophy; everyone wanted a day out at Wembley or the equivalent of the time. It was the end of season party when all the hard work had been done. The FA Cup, to a less
  15. Paddy, I'm probably asking for trouble here but how did you find the Arena experience? I love it myself but I'm biased, I also like the MEN but it is a bit like a giant aircraft hangar for me. The Echo Arena, although it's close proximity to the river makes it very windy at times, is a class above. Not as well organised as the MEN yet though.
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