For a long time now I have been feeling the difference between my views and feelings towards football and LFC with those of the younger generation. It started for me when Kenny returned to the club, then with Gerrard last 2 seasons, the whole Lucas legend debate and even with the Messi- Ronaldo endless debate. I will say this now and again at the end, I do not see myself as "better", "superior" or that my views are the right views, I simply want to point out the differences. For me football is something magical, and LFC is a part of the family. If you look at the "transfer excitement" thread you will see the response about Rush or Fowler. Nobody stated they were excited he was back because he was a great addition to the club, but because he was family and it was hard to see him leave. When posters came up with anti Kenny or Gerrard posts, it was hard for me to stomach them, even when they had a lot of merit. These were idols, to see kenny on the sidelines or Gerrard pull on a red shirt allways got me excited, this was love for me. How can you turn your back on them ? I had a dog a few years back. He wasn't that much good, but he was mine, and I wouldn't have traded him for any other dog. I will go even broader. When Pele, Maradonna, Zidan or Ronalinho were playing, we knew they were the best in the world. Other players scored more goals and won more titles but it was clear just from watching them that they were special and they were the best. When I read about Messi and Ronaldo everybody is talking about stats, never about how they make you feel when you watch them play. I find it is harder for me to debate with the younger generation, even on this site simply because I realise they look at football very differently. 3 seasons ago, we were in a title race, if you do a poll about the best moment of that season, I assume it would be one of Suarez goals, for me it was Gerrard crying after the City match before the huddle. That is why I love football. I say again, it is not criticism, just an observation. But I do feel sorry for supporters who may have lost the romantic side of football.