MaY bE AtinG the BlueBoys
...Another (Fu?) Cup Final
May 5..Important date in History...
for REdS and Europe (Liberation from fascism...)
Wonder if we can beat the evil right -wing rich rent boy club funded by Abramovich? again in the Fu Cup final.. having faced chelski so many times in recent seasons (31?) and overcome "them.".
The "prossies" of the "Football Association" ("FA"= F-all!) who have continued the old Thatcherite anti-LIVERPOOL bias have again made an 'amendment" which affects our supporters, changing the Kick off time, to the evening, and the absence of trains back to Liverpool, is ANOTHER discgrace, but hopefully its OUR SUPPORTERS celebrating
... and the players .too ..like this; ;)
MaY bE AtinG the BlueBoys...Another (Fu?) Cup Final (Link to Album)
I "backed" the rent boys to beat barca, I had a feeling, they would, despite that they needed all the luck that we haven't had all this season to do it, I APPLAUDED Torres clincher, because I feel the idiot "fannies" have ignored others responsibility for him leaving our club and given him a nasty & exagerated "torrid" time..anyway...
OUR SUPPORT must shout out the local plastic chelski fans
..WE are LIVERPOOL
The Lads in Training...
A win for Liverpool on Saturday will see them set a new record of 16 major domestic cup wins in England.
So far they have 15 (seven FA Cup, eight League Cup), level with Manchester United (11 FA Cup, four League Cup).
Here are all the other essential stats ahead of our Wembley showpiece courtesy of Ged Rea:
Liverpool's record in the FA Cup: Pld 410, won 219, drawn 89, lost 102.
FA Cup head to head: Pld 9, Liverpool 4 wins, Chelsea 5 wins.
Previous FA Cup meetings:
1931-32 - Quarter-final - Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2
1961-62 - Round 3 - Liverpool 4 Chelsea 3
1964-65 - Semi-final - Liverpool 2 Chelsea 0
1965-66 - Round 3 - Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2
1977-78 - Round 3 - Chelsea 4 Liverpool 2
1981-82 - Round 5 - Chelsea 2 Liverpool 0
1985-86 - Round 4 - Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2
1996-97 - Round 4 - Chelsea 4 Liverpool 2
2005-06 - Semi-final - Liverpool 2 Chelsea 1
This is the first time the two teams have met in a FA Cup final though Chelsea did beat Liverpool 3-2 to lift the League Cup at the Millennium Stadium in 2005.
Only Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher remain at Anfield while Chelsea have Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba still in their ranks. Glen Johnson came on as a substitute for Chelsea that day, replacing Joe Cole.
On each of the last three occasions that Liverpool have won this tie they have gone on to lift the trophy (1965, 1986 and 2006).
This is Liverpool's 14th final and they have lifted the trophy seven times, while for the Londoners they are making their 11th FA Cup final appearance having won it on six occasions.
Only Manchester United (18) and Arsenal (17) have played in more finals than the Reds.
This is the Reds' first FA Cup final since defeating West Ham in Cardiff in 2006 and their first at Wembley since 1996.
Liverpool won the first FA Cup final to be played in Cardiff (2001) and also the last (2006).
Only Manchester United (11), Arsenal (10) and Tottenham (8) have won more FA Cups than Liverpool.
The Reds could become the first club ever to win the FA Cup in six successive decades. Manchester United have done it in the last five but not the current one. Aston Villa also won five (1880s – 1920s).
Liverpool have won all of their FA Cup penalty shoot-outs and have won 11 of their 13 in all competitions.
Liverpool will have played their six ties at just two grounds this season – Anfield and Wembley.
Having beaten Everton now in four semi-finals the Reds are aiming to achieve something new by going on to lift the Cup.
If Liverpool go on to lift the Cup, they will be the first team ever to achieve the FA Cup and League Cup double in the same season on two occasions. Previously Arsenal (1993), Liverpool (2001) and Chelsea (2007) have achieved the feat.
Since the start of the 2004-05 season this will be the 31st meeting between the sides, with a league clash to come in three days' time.
19 hat-tricks have been scored by Liverpool in the FA Cup with six being scored away from Anfield. Only Ian Rush at Barnsley in 1985 and John Barnes at Crewe in 1992 have managed the feat on the road in the last 88 years.
Kenny Dalglish is managing Liverpool for the fourth time in the final and his fifth in his career.
He is one of only five men to have won the FA Cup with the same club as both a player and manager. Roberto Di Matteo could become the sixth. Stan Seymour (Newcastle), Terry Venables (Tottenham), George Graham (Arsenal) and Gianluca Vialli (Chelsea) are the others.
Dalglish could become since the War only the fourth man to manage three winning FA Cup final teams. Bill Nicholson (Tottenham) three, Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) four, and Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) five are the others, while Kenny could join Nicholson and Ferguson as the only men in history to win three at Wembley.
Kenny has never lost to Chelsea as Liverpool manager having won 10 and drawn three of his 13 meetings.
Luis Suarez could become the second Uruguayan to play in the FA Cup final after Gus Poyet played for Chelsea in 2000. Sebastian Coates could also feature.
If Liverpool emerge victorious Martin Skrtel will be the first player from Slovakia to gain an FA Cup winners' medal. The only other Slovakian to appear in the final was Vladimir Kinder of Middlesbrough who came on as a substitute in 1997 – against Chelsea.
Steven Gerrard has scored one goal in 32 appearances against Chelsea.
He could become the first Liverpool captain ever to lift the trophy twice.
Maxi has scored in both of his last two appearances against the Londoners.
Luis Suarez could become the first Liverpool player to score in three successive rounds of the competition since Emile Heskey in 2000-01. He has scored in every FA Cup tie he has played in this season.
Heskey was also the last man to score in four rounds in the same season for the Reds – a feat Suarez could also match.
Craig Bellamy could win the FA Cup both north and south of the border having helped Celtic to Scottish Cup final success in 2005.
Pepe Reina could be the first Spaniard to play in two FA Cup finals.
Of the nine penalties that have been on target in shoot-outs Pepe has saved five in a Reds shirt.
Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight FA Cup finals.
In the Reds' 13 previous FA Cup finals they have only ever scored two first-half goals - John Aldridge (against Everton in 1989), Djibril Cisse (versus West Ham in 2006).
Jamie Carragher had made more appearances for Liverpool against Chelsea than any other Reds player ever (42) while Frank Lampard with 35 has made the most for the Londoners against Liverpool.
This season Liverpool have beaten both Brighton and Stoke in the FA Cup and League Cup. They could make it a hat-trick by defeating Chelsea, whom they defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup thanks to goals from Maxi and Martin Kelly (with his first for the club).
The Reds also won 2-1 at Chelsea in the league with Maxi and Glen Johnson scoring after Daniel Sturridge had equalised.
This is Liverpool's 34th appearance at Wembley – they have won 18 and lost nine.
Only two players have scored for Liverpool in two games at Wembley in the same season – they are Ian Rush (1986-87 Charity Shield against Everton and League Cup final against Arsenal) and John Aldridge (1988-89 Charity Shield against Wimbledon and the FA Cup final against Everton). Martin Sktrel, Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll can equal that feat.
Liverpool have won 11 and drawn one of their 12 cup ties this season.
Only two players over the age of 30 have ever scored an FA Cup final goal for Liverpool. John Aldridge is the oldest having scored against Everton in 1989 aged 30 years 244 days while Ian Rush (also against Everton) was 30 years 202 days in 1986.
Liverpool have scored 17 goals in this cup run of five games and conceded five without keeping a clean sheet, while Chelsea in six games have scored 18 and conceded four.
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are the only players to have started all of the Reds' games on the road to the final, though Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Maxi have also appeared in all five.
Luis Suarez could play his 50th game for the club in all competitions and has scored 21 goals in his previous 49 appearances.
Martin Kelly's only goal for Liverpool came at Chelsea last November in the League Cup tie.
Glen Johnson's last goal for the Reds also came at Stamford Bridge in the 2-1 league win earlier in the season.
A victory in this game will see Liverpool equal a club record fifth successive win over Chelsea. The other time they achieved the feat was between 1972-74.
This is the first time since 1989 (Kenny and Everton's Colin Harvey) that the two Cup final managers have also played in the final for the same club.
Chelsea have won the trophy in 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Last season's penalty shoot-out defeat to Everton lost them the chance to win a hat-trick of finals.
This is their fourth final in six years.
Petr Cech, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba have played in Chelsea's last three final successes while Terry and Lampard also played in their 2002 loss to Arsenal.
Ashley Cole could equal Mark Hughes' record of winning four FA Cups at Wembley.
This will be Cole's eighth FA Cup final, a record in the modern era – he lost his first one (to Liverpool in 2001) but has won the last six.
Didier Drogba has scored in each of their last three final wins and could set a new record of scoring in four FA Cup finals.
He has scored a goal in all seven of his FA Cup and League Cup appearances at Wembley.
Petr Cech could equal a record for a goalkeeper of four final victories set by David Seaman. Dick Pym (Bolton) plus Bruce Grobbelaar and Peter Schmeichel have three wins.
John Terry could captain a winning FA Cup team for the fourth time. It would be the most by any man since Wembley became home to the competition in 1923. Bryan Robson and Tony Adams have lifted it three times.
Frank Lampard has played 42 times against the Reds in his career for West Ham and Chelsea, scoring eight times.
Raul Meireles scored five goals in 44 games for Liverpool while Fernando Torres' 142 games for the Reds saw him net 81 goals.
The Londoners this season became only the third team in English football to reach the European Cup final and FA Cup final in the same season after Liverpool in 1977 and Manchester United in 1999. Only United won both.
Fernando Torres has scored four goals in his last three games for Chelsea.
The Blues have scored four goals or more in five of the last 15 games.
Since Roberto Di Matteo took over as interim manager, Chelsea have lost just two of 16 games, winning 11.
Phil Dowd refereed the League Cup meeting earlier in the season which Liverpool won.
Scorers this season (FA Cup in brackets):
Liverpool: Suarez 17 (3), Bellamy 9 (1), Gerrard 9 (2), Carroll 8 (3), Maxi 6 (0), Kuyt 5 (1), Skrtel 4 (1), Adam 2 (0), Downing 2 (2), Agger 1 (1), Coates 1 (0), Henderson 1 (0), Johnson 1 (0), Kelly 1 (0), Shelvey 1 (1), own goals 6 (2).
Chelsea: Lampard 16 (2), Sturridge 13 (1), Mata 12 (4), Drogba 11 (1), Torres 11 (2), Ramires 10 (3), Terry 6 (0), Ivanovic 5 (0), Kalou 5 (1), Meireles 5 (2), Luiz 3 (0), Cahill 2 (1), Malouda 3 (1), Anelka 1 (0), Bosingwa 1 (0), own goals 2 (0).
On Neutral Ground (4) Overall (162 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Chelsea 1 25.00 Chelsea 56 34.57
Liverpool3 75.00 Liverpool 73 45.06
Draws 0 0.00 Draw 33 20.37
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Chelsea 5 1.25 Chelsea 226 1.40
Liverpool8 2.00 Liverpool 246 1.52
From REdNet> (link)
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/fa-cup-final-memories-1986 FA Cup final memories: 1986
Red Family - Balkan branch. REdNeT > Open Letter - Plaint V FSG Linked.
I had reason to write this on "My KOP" because some "fannies" really cant stand anyone writing the truth or "in depth"
it seems to offend their addiction to "knee jerking" (as most only have a 10 second attention span" ) .. (Shanks' Spirit lives..)
FA Cup final memories: 1965
Kicking-off our FA Cup final memories feature ahead of Saturday's Wembley showdown with Chelsea, Liverpoolfc.tv takes a look back at our first success in the competition.
Riise's message to Reds fans
John Arne Riise described Liverpool supporters as the 'best fans in the world' after the warm reception they afforded the Norwegian upon his first return to Anfield on Tuesday night.
Kenny: Attitude wasn't right
Kenny Dalglish gave an honest appraisal of his side's 1-0 defeat to Fulham and admitted - our attitude was not right.
REdNeT > nor was the crowd, quieter than a cinema..!
(fulham h)got sore eyes, wont go out to watch game, tonight, bit dodgy with writing..so Hope the lads all come through without injuries or yellow/red cards... Team : doni, Kelly, coates, skrtel, aurelio, Henderson, spearing, Shelvey, Dirk, maxi, Andy
subs: Sterling, Downing, Robinson, Enrique, Flanagan, Carragher, Jones.
p.s. eng-ur-lund & their "FA" have got the "manager" THEY deserve..good riddance!
Hodgson was a puppet of G & H, and with fellow henchman Purslow, did as much on the field to ruin our club as G & H & Purslow did off of it, against Fulham a young lad played well, one of 2 (with Dalle Valli) that Hodgson/Purslow sent away via the fulham road mafia from Lfc .. whilst he signed virtual has -beens Cole, Koch, & Poulsen...all at the end of their careers..says so much about the mess we were in, but (apart from the FSG/NESV involvment & the Ian Mo-AyreSuit "apologies for the accounts" (?)/...BUT.....
Kenny has brought back a correct & positive movement in attitude , & dont forget what Rafa did FOR OUR club too, before Purslow & co stabbed him in the back...and Rafa should be brought back to join a TEAM behind the team of Kenny, Rafa, Steve, Rudolfo & Mike...
some pics to send U away happy...