I’m not really able to understand the negativity towards Roy on the message boards. What could he (realistically) have done differently?
Anyway, let’s not dwell on that: I got an email from someone at Liverpool the other day asking me to write something about Roy. Clearly they didn’t want a misery-tinged forensic analysis of why watching Fulham away was not always preferable to being force-fed a Hollyoaks omnibus, so I put together a happy piece about how much we (or I at least) appreciated him.
And if you can ignore the oh-so-obvious stench of self-congratulation, here is a screen-shot of the Liverpool website:
When I was a small boy in rural Bedfordshire everyone supported Liverpool. And while I have no interest in them now, part of me does still get excited at the idea of Liverpool FC. Manchester United seem like nouveu riche by comparison; Chelsea – bleugh. Liverpool, in the part of my mind that is still nine years old, are footballing royalty.