Losing to Blackpool at Anfield was bad enough, a dark day of a dark time when a bleak manager spoke of a bleak outlook. Clubs up and down the country have known for years that they have outgrown their homes. On October 7, 2010 then Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton confirmed in that the New England Sports Venture (NESV) company had pledged to build a 60,000-plus stadium for Liverpool.
“There are 31 games left but when you are in the relegation zone you are in a relegation battle,” Roy Hodgson said. Broughton said: “There’s definitely a commitment to invest in a stadium and we will finish up with a 60,000-plus seater stadium.
the AU review's Johnny Au sits down with Patience Hodgson and John Patterson from The Grates and talk about their upcoming "Team Work Makes The Dream Work" Australian Tour.
Patience and John talks about the plans for the tour, John's broken arm, having Straight Arrows and Pleasure Symbols as their support acts, Patience getting back into touring shape after a long break and playing at Splendour In The Grass festival (their 5th appearance).
Construction on the road and water infrastructure in the area off Murphy's Creek Rd began last week, which completion scheduled for December.
For the travelling supporters, though, the short journey up the East Lancs Road must have felt like walking the plank.Especially following Hodgson's 'joke' ahead of the match.“I hope we don’t get beaten 6-0," he said before the numerous online forums went into meltdown. Ferguson v Torres September 2010 Following Liverpool's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in September Hodgson angered supporters after failing to defend the honour of Torres.Hardly the rallying cry you would expect before Liverpool crossed the park but The Reds should never need raising to do battle with The Blues. The meek surrender from too many on enemy turf that day. The owners had already revealed their hand in regards of hating each other, debts were mounting and the chief executive, Rick Parry, left his job in the February of that season. Where they haven’t finalised their view is whether that should be the new stadium or whether there are still opportunities to build at Anfield itself.” So far, still short. Outline planning permission for phase two of Anfield development, the Anfield Road stand, remains in place.Derby victories should never ever come easy, yet the 2-0 win for Everton at Goodison Park was exactly that. Unlike the Main Stand with its huge corporate offer, this was said to be for predominantly general admission tickets.The Grates turn up the romantic ~sexy~ levels with their new music video for "Call Me" - when the thumbnail is Patience Hodgson staring seductively down the camera, rose between her teeth, you best know you've got to get that champagne on ice.