Posts tagged with 'football'
12 April 2013 by Lucy
It’s the 24th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy this coming Monday, 15 April.
24 years ago, 96 people lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest.
The city is marking the Anniversary this year with a number of commemorative events including the installation of a clock in Liverpool Town Hall, from National Museums Liverpool’s collections. The ornate ‘long case’ clock, made by Liverpool clock maker John Clifton in the 1780s, will be unveiled at the Town Hall on Sunday as a memorial to the 96. Its time will be frozen at 3:06pm – the time that the game was stopped on 15 April 1989. Read more…
15 February 2013 by Lucy
Hurrah for half term! Aside from all the great half term events that are taking place at our venues next week, we are also set for some radio interference across the city from 18 – 22 February.
Waves on the Mersey is a project that has been created by Open the Door Theatre in Education, who are bringing five giant radios into the city to broadcast documentaries about major historical events that have shaped Liverpool’s history.
The documentaries have been created by young people between the ages of 14 and 21, who have researched, interviewed and devised radio shows and plays on each topic. They have also decorated the radios, which will be located at five locations around the city, broadcasting a different documentary every day. Read more…
29 October 2012 by Richard
Surely I’m not the only one to have a feeling of déjà vu? In January of this year I wrote a blog about allegations of racist abuse in football which had overshadowed various anti-racism campaigns and initiatives such as Kick It Out. Well here we are again, same old, same old. Is it too much to ask that those people in the higher echelons of English and European football finally take firm and decisive action around blatant racism on the terraces and on the pitch?
4 July 2012 by Lucy Johnson
Our work experience student Ben Forshaw gives his verdict on the Museum of Liverpool
Today, as part of my two week work experience at NML, I spent my time at the Museum of Liverpool. I felt the trip to the museum today was one I enjoyed thoroughly, and it educated me on much of Liverpool’s history. I showed particular interest in this specific museum due to the current football displays there. As a great fan of football and a player of the sport myself, I could relate to these displays in many ways – especially the presentation of the rivalry between Liverpool and Everton. Read more…
Our wonderful volunteer Jamie McFadden has been blogging again. This time, he’s on the trail of Liverpool’s footballing Olympian.
Red or blue? It was gold for Arthur Berry…
Born in 1888, Arthur Berry was destined to be one of Liverpool’s most successful footballers, but not necessarily at Anfield or Goodison Park! Arthur’s stage was at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. The first Olympics that Arthur Berry competed in were, like the 2012 Games, held in London. Playing alongside some of his previous team mates, he was part of the Gold medal winning football team. Read more…
6 January 2012 by Richard
In 2008 I wrote a blog about my experiences as a Leeds United fan and how Elland Road in the early 80s was a haven of racist abuse and bigotry, usually aimed at opposing Black and Asian players and fans. I explained how I felt uncomfortable when hundreds of people chanted something racist but at the same time I refused to leave or walk away. I had as much right as anyone to be there, I was a Black Yorkshireman and proud of it.
26 August 2011 by Dickie
As the video replayed images of football fans flying to far flung fields, Jamie Carragher was laughing his head off: “We know that lad!”
The Kop legend and family were among the hordes of visitors enjoying the Museum of Liverpool on the eve of the new football season.
Team Carragher were recognising fans in the Kicking and Screaming film in the Wondrous Place gallery.
It wasn’t long before people were soon recognising the football player in their midst. A few visitors did a double take when they spotted Jamie. One fan from Ireland was all at sea in Global City: “Jamie you are my hero. Can I have my photograph with you?” Read more…
18 May 2011 by Lucy
Ever wondered who spotted the likes of Keegan, Toshack and Hansen and brought them to Liverpool?
Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley are rightly credited for turning Liverpool Football Club into a winning side during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, but few people know about the major role played by Geoff Twentyman, the club’s chief scout from 1967 to 1985.
A former Anfield player, Twentyman was recruited into the boot room team by Shankly and went on to unearth a host of world-famous stars that helped to maintain the Reds’ position as one of Europe’s greatest teams during a glittering era that saw them claim the Football League championship 18 times. Read more…
25 October 2010 by Lucy
A film about football in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without an insight into ‘Derby Day’, and soon we will be recreating our very own with the help of reds and blues across the city.
It’s true to say that football can unite, but many families across Merseyside are split down the middle, with some members supporting one team, and others pledging allegiance to another. Read more…
5 October 2010 by Lucy
The Museum of Liverpool is due to open next summer, 2011, and curators need your help!
One of the star features of the new museum will be an immersive film, taking visitors right into the heart of the city’s passion for football, exploring our unique connections to the game.
We are currently in the process of filming sequences for the film, and in order for it to be as authentic as possible, we need to borrow certain things. Read more…