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Jun 11

Listen To My Appearance on BBC Radio Merseyside

Don’t worry if you missed my appearance yesterday on BBC Radio Merseyside – it is on their Listen Again feature. I spent a lovely half hour chatting to Jimmy McCracken about songwriting, Woody Guthrie, Malcolm Pinnegar of The Dirty Thirty, and AFC Liverpool. I sung a few songs live too, so take a listen by …

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Nov 05

Come on FC United!!

There’s something amazing happening tonight. FC United of Manchester, a club that didn’t even exist 5 years ago, are playing in the 1st round of the FA Cup against Rochdale. It’s a difficult task for any non league club to make it through the preliminary games in order to get to the first round proper, …

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Dec 04

AFC Liverpool Free To Unison Members

AFC Liverpool, the worker-owned football club I set up last year, is free entry tomorrow (Sat 5 Dec, 3pm) for UNISON members. Just bring your union card. The club is also joining in the climate campaign by wearing shirts the same blue colour of The Wave Climate Change Campaign for the day. So thats a …

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Nov 14

German football remains owned by fans

AFC Liverpool logo

When I set up AFC Liverpool two years ago I wanted to build a club for Liverpool supporters who were disenfranchised by what is regarded as “the modern game.” They were disenfranchised in two ways. Firstly, they have no say in the running of their club. Instead, it is sold off like a piece of …

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Oct 17

Journeys Count More Than Goals

Journeys Not Goals

I tend to think in terms of goals. Stuff I want to achieve. Not necessarily just personal goals, but the social goals too. So I’ll invent the idea of AFC Liverpool then make it happen. Or I’ll invent the idea of the Working Class Music Festival and then make that happen. Or I’ll decide I …

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Aug 26

The Heart And Soul Of Liverpool


Leafing through the pages of the Metro newspaper today on the train, I saw my ugly mug staring out at me – alongside a review of my new album, We Can Make The World Stop. The review was written by the Metro’s Ben East, and since I can’t link to an online version, I’ll repeat …

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Aug 07

Life President Of AFC Liverpool

The football season starts again tomorrow, with AFC Liverpool kicking off away to Rochdale, before a home game on 15th August against Ashton Town. Everyone is looking forward to the new season. I start the season with a new role at the club, albeit an honorary one. At the club’s AGM last month, the supporters …

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Jun 30

AFC Liverpool’s First Ever AGM

If you like your football with a dollop of socialism that means the fans own and control your club…. If the Premier League makes you feel like a mere customer….. If the news that a footy player gets £250,000 a week for something you’d do for free makes you reach for the vom bucket…… … …

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Apr 17

AFC Liverpool Win The Vodkat Trophy – A Pictorial

A moment of history happened tonight. AFC Liverpool, the club I founded last year on socialist principles, won our first trophy in our very first season. If you didn’t hear the official cup final song that I wrote and released last week, then check it out here In dreadful weather, Dean Thurston scored the winner …

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Apr 11

AFCL Cup Final Song Played to 44,000 at Anfield

The buzz around the AFC Liverpool Cup Final song continues to build, with the track being played at half time today at Anfield. 44,000 people attended the game to watch Liverpool steamroll to a 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers. And at half time they were played the AFC Liverpool Cup Final Song by Anfield’s resident …

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