05 January, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 5 Something you Wore

Here we are at day 5 - something your wore... I thought about this today, should I take a photo of what I wore today? Nup, it was sticky hot/humid and didn't feel like it (not that it was photo worthy either mind you...). I could've simply posted a photo of the 'Mambo Loud Shirts' I have, but thats been done before so I didn't think it would really be right to re-post... So, I'd like to share a photo I have from my recent trip instead!!

Anfield, LFC

Here I am sitting in the corner of 'The Kop' at Anfield, home of the Liverpool Football Club. As you can see, I have my leather jacket on, as with a tee-shirt, sleeveless jacket a scarf as well! The only thing you can't see is the beanie I wore as well as the gloves!!! It was cold!!

Heres a bit of the history of 'The Kop', and more importantly, Anfield Ground.

In 1985 the Heysel tragedy claimed 39 Juventus fans' lives and a change was brought about to football. Anfield changed two years later with a more 'at-home' ground made. The Kemlyn Road stand was given a fresh look with coloured seats and a police-room was built. In 1989 after the Hillsborough disaster the Taylor Report stated the all grounds in the country would be all-seater. This recommendation in itself led to the demolishing of the most famous stand in the game - the Kop.

The last set of major changes that have taken place have all occurred in the nineties. The Kemlyn road stand was finally demolished and re-built as a huge double decker cantilever stand. The plans to build the stand had been made much earlier but two old ladies living in Kemlyn Road refused to move out of their house and the plans were put on hold. When one of the old ladies died the other finally moved out and the plans were put into action. The stand was officially opened on 1st September 1992 by Lennart Johansson and named the Centenary stand. The stand includes executive boxes and function suites as well as some 11,000 seats.

The Kop was rebuilt in 1994 after the Taylor report and became all seated. It was the end of an era for Anfield although in the circumstances a move that had to be made. Today the Kop holds just over 13,000 seated fans and can on occasions produce a similar noise to that of years ago. It may never be the same again but the legend lives on.

Hoo roo for now...


1 comment:

  1. You do look cold, luv! I bet you are happy to be back in warmer climes!


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