Were you alive when Liverpool last won the league?

Were you alive the last time Liverpool won the league?

  • Yes

    Votes: 79 83.2%
  • No

    Votes: 16 16.8%

  • Total voters
    95

CanuckoLFC

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I believed that LFC would win the league in my life time, even during the last 30 years (came so close several times). I cannot say the same about one of my adopted sports team The Toronto Maple Leafs though (last winning the Stanley Cup in 66-67. That is a long drought).
 

Jimmyscase

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My wife and I met two years after #18. As she's never experienced me in all the glory of my LFC League Champions persona, I thought she might like to join me on my travels to Merseyside. It turns out she's already found something better to do for the whole of March and April.
 

Rambler

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I've seen 13 league championships.....but you know what.....this might just be the sweetest. Part of me thinks it would have been nice to pip City on the last day...but my old heart might have given up long before then...
 

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I was in my late teens and it was a completely different time in Berlin. It was a completely different world. Literally. Luckily we were in a heavy Allied (specifically American) occupied and influenced sector but sports news from outside Germany was still few and far between and it was very difficult to feel connected to anything outside of the country. Not just sports, anything. It’s amazing how connected we all feel now, and how accessible the club is to us and how accessible we are to each other as supporters, just 30 short years later. It’s very special and I am appreciating every moment of this.
 

mattyhurst

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I feel like I wasn't even alive the last team Liverpool lost a league game.
Tuesday felt so odd for that very fact.

Anyhow I did often wonder if I was one of the unlucky few who had hardly seen us win anything, but some on here don't have the treble of 2001 or the CL final of 2005 to remember (I'll remember that game for the rest of my life, glad the 2019 final wasn't like that).
 

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Born 1970, so 50th birthday coming up. Started following the reds in the late 70's so got to see plenty of wins before the wilderness years. My favourite side to watch was the one Kenny built in his first stint as manager, some of their attacking play would make eyes water. As good as the present side are, Barnes, Beardsley, Rush and Aldridge would easily get a run. John Barnes is the best I ever saw in the flesh, with Kenny not far behind.
Never thought 30 years would pass before I would get to see another Championship won.
 
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i_still_miss_fowler

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Was I alive ? I think I was on TIA before some of you were born :ROFLMAO:

Those 30 years have been a long time, and during that period I have seen it all. Younger fans dont know how lucky you are ! You have instant access any time, day or night to football.

Back in the day the only radio I had with a good reception was in the car. I remember sitting in the car covered with snow, with a hot water bottle listening to games. But thats only if I was lucky enough for the game to be on, as most games were 3pm on a Saturday typically it wasnt. When it wasn't on the radio my equivalent to TIA was Ceefax. I would be refreshing a screen that looked like this on the TV for 2 hours (playing Bamboozle and ten to one at half time), then watching MOTD at night. You relied upon newspapers, and the adverts on teletext for premium rate numbers for Liverpool gossip.




When I moved abroad I was starved of football. Only game on TV was FA cup final. So I relied on the BBC world service (radio) which often would join a game half way through. In order to keep up with the games my nan would dry the Echo (on radiators so they were crisp dry and cheaper to send) and post it out to me (so a week or two later so I could read the match report). A few years later I got a satalite dish. I didnt have enough money to pay for a decoder card, but being able to listen to the audio (with a scrambled picture) was great.

With satellite TV becoming the norm, I spent my undergraduate years frequently at the pub (with other people just as passionate about football). Broadcasts from Denmark allowing me to catch most games. My first year 1 was literally going to the pub 4 or 5 nights a week. I watched so much football of every level. With the internet also starting to rise. I could chat to other fans about football on Yahoo/MSN chat.

It became even better when football came to freeview (Setanta/ITV sports). Thats the first time I remember properly sitting back and regularly watching football at home (that wasnt a world cup to final).

However football became too expensive, so I have had to transition through multiple platforms to view the game. From getting the dodgy Telewest guy to hook me up with free sports channels, crappy satalite decoder cards in the 2000s, to the last decade of watching a Mongolian stream on an advert ridden site hoping my PC would not get infected. From XBMC (Kodi) to VPNs and watching freeview from another country I have tried it all.

Today TIA is considered old school (Many moved on to twitter, reddit), but I am quite happy just being able to watch games using IPTV on my firestick, and keep up with the news on the forums.
 

Billy Stevo's left boot

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Ceefax lol, that takes me back. When I used to check the racing results I’d cover the telly screen with a newspaper or magazine or something and slowly move it half a millimetre at a time. Ceefax used to give you the top 3 so I’d work backwards -
“it didn’t finish 3rd that’s a good sign”
“come on....come on.....no, it’s not second either”
“i’ve got this....i’ve got this....come on don’t let me down........doh!”
 

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Was I alive ? I think I was on TIA before some of you were born :ROFLMAO:

Those 30 years have been a long time, and during that period I have seen it all. Younger fans dont know how lucky you are ! You have instant access any time, day or night to football.

Back in the day the only radio I had with a good reception was in the car. I remember sitting in the car covered with snow, with a hot water bottle listening to games. But thats only if I was lucky enough for the game to be on, as most games were 3pm on a Saturday typically it wasnt. When it wasn't on the radio my equivalent to TIA was Ceefax. I would be refreshing a screen that looked like this on the TV for 2 hours (playing Bamboozle and ten to one at half time), then watching MOTD at night. You relied upon newspapers, and the adverts on teletext for premium rate numbers for Liverpool gossip.




When I moved abroad I was starved of football. Only game on TV was FA cup final. So I relied on the BBC world service (radio) which often would join a game half way through. In order to keep up with the games my nan would dry the Echo (on radiators so they were crisp dry and cheaper to send) and post it out to me (so a week or two later so I could read the match report). A few years later I got a satalite dish. I didnt have enough money to pay for a decoder card, but being able to listen to the audio (with a scrambled picture) was great.

With satellite TV becoming the norm, I spent my undergraduate years frequently at the pub (with other people just as passionate about football). Broadcasts from Denmark allowing me to catch most games. My first year 1 was literally going to the pub 4 or 5 nights a week. I watched so much football of every level. With the internet also starting to rise. I could chat to other fans about football on Yahoo/MSN chat.

It became even better when football came to freeview (Setanta/ITV sports). Thats the first time I remember properly sitting back and regularly watching football at home (that wasnt a world cup to final).

However football became too expensive, so I have had to transition through multiple platforms to view the game. From getting the dodgy Telewest guy to hook me up with free sports channels, crappy satalite decoder cards in the 2000s, to the last decade of watching a Mongolian stream on an advert ridden site hoping my PC would not get infected. From XBMC (Kodi) to VPNs and watching freeview from another country I have tried it all.

Today TIA is considered old school (Many moved on to twitter, reddit), but I am quite happy just being able to watch games using IPTV on my firestick, and keep up with the news on the forums.
That's nothing.

Back in the day I lived in a cave on Tristan da Cunha and the only way of finding out scores was by rowing 1700 miles to Uruguay where I knew a grizzled old sheep farmer who owned a small transistor radio. I had to perform certain duties before he'd tell me the fucking score, then row all the way back home standing up. By the time I got home I had to row all the way back to find out the result of the next match.
Imagine doing all that only to find out your team had been bummed 5-1 by Coventry fucking City.
 

Perth Red

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Not quite on topic but I am in Australia and I get free premier league and European football in my mobile phone plan. Every game straight to my phone or laptop. How ridiculous is that, foreign countries get better coverage than the locals and at virtually no cost! The downside is that the games are all on in the middle of the night of course!
 

hugo the horrible

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That's nothing.

Back in the day I lived in a cave on Tristan da Cunha and the only way of finding out scores was by rowing 1700 miles to Uruguay where I knew a grizzled old sheep farmer who owned a small transistor radio. I had to perform certain duties before he'd tell me the fucking score, then row all the way back home standing up. By the time I got home I had to row all the way back to find out the result of the next match.
Imagine doing all that only to find out your team had been bummed 5-1 by Coventry fucking City.
Bugger the sheep farmer!
 

JibJab

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I was an infant, but I became a Liverpool fan in 2005. So, I've never experienced a league title.

While I haven't waited 30 years for a title for this club, I've been a lifelong fan of clubs in other sports who have had similar droughts (and sadly, a couple who have never won a title). So I can understand the pain of that wait.

But right now, my favorite football club is the heavy favorite to win the league, and my favorite basketball team is a favorite to win their first title in nearly 50 years.

It's amazing to experience.
 

DanLFC

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Was 10 years old last we won but like a previous poster I started following the club after the Owen goal in the 98 World Cup against Argentina.

Been a lot of highs and lows since then and tbh I still pinch myself when I think about us winning the League this season.

Sometimes I think I’m going to wake up from this most amazing dream where we signed Klopp and became the best team in the world scooping all the greatest honors in the game along the way to a first league Premier League title.

I honestly dont know how I will react when it becomes a done deal. I have built up winning the league in my head so much now that I dont know if I will laugh or cry or both.

Its gonna be a big party
 
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Kopite1974

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I was 5 last time we won it, but didn’t follow football until the 98 World Cup and because of Michael Owen that tournament started supporting Liverpool in the 99-00 season.

Had plenty of good times and success.

mini-treble, Istanbul, the run to Athens final.FA cup. A few close title runs. But never seen this. I still don’t believe it until it actually happens.
I was 15. Don't think I really appreciated it as it was just the norm. Little did I know.

The 30 years wait - and it has been a long wait, one that I had almost given up on how the landscape was changing (with oil money etc), and was kind of just hoping for a cup. But this 30 years makes it so special.

And that's my reply to all other footy mates who mention the 30 years - I just say its all the sweeter. The next one won't be as sweet. Still sweet mind.

And just to clarify @Alright Now claim that he was 22. Well he was 22 before LFC was formed. Don't let him fool you.
I was 15 and when Michael Thomas scored the winner i was devastated 30 year wait will be the big Scouse party them Mancs will hear us sing champions once again YNWA
 

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That's nothing.

Back in the day I lived in a cave on Tristan da Cunha and the only way of finding out scores was by rowing 1700 miles to Uruguay where I knew a grizzled old sheep farmer who owned a small transistor radio. I had to perform certain duties before he'd tell me the fucking score, then row all the way back home standing up. By the time I got home I had to row all the way back to find out the result of the next match.
Imagine doing all that only to find out your team had been bummed 5-1 by Coventry fucking City.
"Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at 3 o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill for a tuppance a month, come home...."
 

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My wife and I met two years after #18. As she's never experienced me in all the glory of my LFC League Champions persona, I thought she might like to join me on my travels to Merseyside. It turns out she's already found something better to do for the whole of March and April.

What could possibly be better than experiencing the Reds winning the league?


I went to my first game in the early 70’s so I’d been going nigh on twenty years when we last won it.
Scary where the time goes, once you get out of your 20’s it’s almost as if someone presses an accelerator, the years literally fly by.
Amen to that.