I am a Liverpool fan, a passionate one, since the FA Cup final of 1977 (a 2-1 loss to them, them being Manchester United). Liverpool plays a key role in my life, my mood, discourse, friendships, and the craic. I love football. I know as much about United and Everton as many of the fans of those clubs. Football is part of my identity. I am a self-confessed anorak. To me, football is one of life’s great gifts. It is the ultimate icebreaker. You can make a connection with a stranger through football quicker than anything else I know. I…
Newcastle fans during the Premier League match between Brighton and Newcastle United at The Amex Stadium.