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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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…..
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
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.
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