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JUSTICE!

The REAL truth, This ones for you.

ShortSharpShock – 3:06

(Lyrics belong to the Liverpool Thrash band SSS and are not written by me)

Make them feel inferior
Tag them all as murderers
Theres noone else whos guiltier
THERES BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS

Buried all the evidence
The lies that you perpetuate
Through decades still reverberate
THERES BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS

No apologies or lessons learnt
There families left to hell on earth
Turning fiction into fact
You froze, you bottled it and cracked
How do you get to sleep at night?
How do you get to sleep at night?

Media and establishment
Re-write history when they want
Mckenzies filth wont be truth
THERES BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS

Duckenfields a murderer
Duckenfields a murderer
South Yorkshire pigs are murderers
JUSTICE MUST BE DONE

I may be an Evertonian but today, as I sat in the pub on my day off with my pint and a copy of today’s Liverpool Echo  I found myself just overwhelmed that at last, after 23 years, THE REAL TRUTH, NOT Mackenzies “Truth”, Not the South Yorkshire Police’s “truth”, not Maggie’s “truth.” THE REAL TRUTH is finally out. Yesterday was just the beginning, now the true fight for Justice begins.

JUSTICE FOR THE 96

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Quick update

Loads to update on soon, and loads of new stuff coming up on my blog, the lack of activity recently has been due to moving Cities, getting married and starting my new job. I’m currently without a computer at the moment as well so please bare with me and I will get back to the blog soon. I have lots of plans and ideas to try and make it decent and plan to make 2013 a huge year for writting/photography and various projects, so yeh, more to come soon. Keep ya lids peeled

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A Life Update: Hectic July

It would be fair to say that July 2012 will be, without a shadow of a doubt, THE most hectic yet most important month of my life. This month is the month that sees the biggest transition that has occurred in my 25 years of living…and NO, I’m not having a sex change. By the time this month ends I will have relocated 40 miles away from the home I’ve lived in since the mere age of 5 years old and I will also be a husband. It would be fair to say that despite how tight finances have been and how stressful organising a wedding is without bankrupting yourself is, that I know it will all be worth it in the end….or so I hope.

Beginning to pack for the big move

Between the move and the Wedding I also do have a shedload of other stuff going on that will keep me busy and active. This Saturday (7th) I’m head into town (Liverpool) with a group of fellas for a sort of stag do-ish Ale trail round some of Liverpool’s finest ale houses i.e Doctor Duncans, Ship & Mitre, Ye Crack etc etc. So this will probably get my Liver started for what is going to be a LONG alcohol induced month.

Morecambe away

The following Saturday (15th) see’s Everton take on Morecambe in a friendly at the Globe Arena. So as this is a week before the wedding it would be daft not to head up to Lancaster/Morecambe way for an ENTIRE weekend and drink a shedload of ale, eat a load of curry and watch Everton for the last time as a non-married man. This will be followed up by the final suit fitting on the Sunday.

The following day see’s the big move 40 miles up the ’56 from Wirral, Merseyside to Warrington, Cheshire. Yeh, I know, hardly the most desirable of relocations, but due to circumstances surrounding my Missus’ job it has to be done. To be fair the area I’m moving to isn’t so bad, a little area called Latchford (unfortunately not named after the Everton legend) and the apartment we’re moving to is pretty decent.

The BIG day occurs on the following Saturday (21st) This is the day I become a husband. After 2 years and 8 months of engagement it actually now feels real and a bit scary but extremely exciting at the same time, all the usual cliched emotions surrounding an upcoming wedding I suppose. I guarantee that after all this time of organising, planning, stressing and panicking over the most minute of details that the day will absolutely fly by. Luckily 3 days after the Wedding I’ll be jetting off to Paris with the new Mrs. Barrell for a short 3 day honeymoon, happy days. So yeh, that’s my July, hectic, mad but with all the potential of being absolutely amazing at the same time, let’s just hope this shite summer weather we seem to be having swings it’s hook.

As you can imagine  due to this absolute carnival of a month, I won’t be doing a running commentary on the what’s going on and the full nitty gritty details, but I will try and throw in a few blog entries specially regarding the 2 Ale Trails, the away day and trip to Paris, my apologise in advance if these attempts to blog don’t come to any avail though, I reckon I’ve got a decent enough excuse though.

 

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10 (actually 11) really crap (outfield) football kits from the 90’s

Yes I know, it’s been done before by almost every blogger that mentions football or fashion in their blog, I realise what I’m doing is not new, it’s not original but screw it, I’ve had absolutely sod all to write about of late so I need a few buffer pieces to try and keep all 3 of my regular readers entertained for 30 seconds before they get bored of my inane moaning.

Anyway, the 90’s, the decade that saw the end of the Tory reign in Britain (until recent), the birth of the Premier League, Football Italia on Channel 4, being mega because you had a Berghaus coat on, boss Kickers Jumpers that you could show off in on Mufti day to name but a few brilliant things that happened in the 90’s. It wasn’t all great though. The Peter Johnson years at Everton, jarge Puma discs trainees, Adidas popper pants, Eclipse “Acid face smiley” tshirts, fashion in the 90’s was a bit jarge and it wasn’t just in the streets, it “graced” our football pitches. So without further here are 10 REALLY crap football kits from the 90’s

#10 – Stoke City’s 1992/3 Away Kit

The ECG on Acid kit

I can’t even….what is going on here? I’m thinking ECG graph on acid maybe? I know acid house was big in the early 90’s but this thing is just ridiculous.

#9 – Australian National team 1991 home Kit

Aloha!

I had a conversation with my Australian friend recently and she asked the question “Why don’t people ever seem to take us Aussies seriously?” and here is the answer. Look at it, just look at it, that’s not a football kit, it’s a friggen Hawaiian shirt or a costume from Scarface, absolutely ridiculous.

#8 – Chelsea away kit 1996/7

The broken television kit

Once upon a time Chelsea weren’t just a really shit club, they also had a really shit away kit. Combining a strange blend of orange with that grey static pattern that you get on your telly when it’s being a pain in the arse. Look what that static design has done to Ol’ Sparky’s bonce.

#7- Everton 92/93 Away Kit

It's "Salmon"

Urgh, I didn’t want to have to do this but my god me and almost every sensible Evertonian out there HATED this kit. The “salmon” (BOLLOCKS IT WAS PINK) and navy striped joke was only the beginning of crap away kits at EFC. We repeated the “Salmon” thing again in 2001 and then went and released that baby pink monstrosity last season as well. For the love of God Everton, STOP!!

#6 – Birmingham City Home 92/93

The 80's wallpaper look AND matching Shorts

Look it’s Paul Holmes, one of the worst players to wear an Everton shirt wearing one of the worst football kit’s ever designed. I’m sure this was the design my uncle had for his wallpaper when he was still living at home, and them shorts…brilliant, and to think this was a HOME kit as well HA!

#5-  Manchester Utd 95/96 away kit

Even Fergie hated this thing

Remember this bad boy? Even Sir Alex hated this barbaric sight for sore eyes. According to him this kit was solely responsible for Man Utd going down 3-0 at half time at The Dell in Southampton. I always remember Ol’ Whiskey nose himself saying that the players couldn’t see each other because the kit “blended” into the crowd and ordered the side to change to their alternative 3rd kit at half time. Not being funny but if anyone in the crowd was the same colour as this shirt I’d be worried about them and recommend they get to a doctor as soon as possible.

#4 – Liverpool away kit 96/97

Ec..what?

Now before any Reds come on here kicking off calling me “bitter” have a little look up to #7 before winging ok. Anyway, apparently this was “ecru” coloured whatever that is. To me this is what the aftermath of a school shirt looked like after ya ma gives up on trying to clean it cos you keept playing football in park after school in it. That or the head on a pint of Guiness. I always remember ripping my mate in school for wearing this for P.E, he still insists that it was the best away kit ever released to this day, he is still an idiot.

#3 Arsenal 91/92 Away kit

The Bruised banana

Yellow was the standard away colour for Arsenal for years and still remains their regular away colour, but this thing, good god, it’s awful. It just looks simply like a bruised banana and what was worse is they occasionally had to wear it with Yellow shorts too.

#2 Norwich 92/93 Home Kit

 

Canary Shit

This is what I imagine a yellow tshirt would look like after leaving it at the bottom of a bird cage for 24 hours. Ironic, that the Canaries would wear a shirt that looks like a canary has shit all over it, awful.

#1 Hull City 92/93 & 93/94 Home Kits.

They're not so GREEEATTT

A bit of a double whammy featuring the same club in consecutive years. I know Hull City’s nickname is the “The Tigers” but seriously, this thing just takes the complete piss. I’d like to think even the kids of Hull didn’t show up to school on a mufti dressed in this Tony the Tiger monstrosity, however they are from Hull and I have been wrong before. What’s worse is that the club didn’t learn their lesson from this utter joke and released this THING the following season –

Dean Windass doing his best Peter Stringfellow impression

 

So there you have 10 (well actually 11) really crap football kits from the 90’s. Sorry for putting your eyes through this gallery of monstrosities I will try and get back to doing “normal” writing as soon as something worthwhile comes along to write about.

If by now you haven’t had the urge to rip your retinas out with a blunt object then please feel free to “Google” any of the following crap kits from the 90’s, in the list below, that unfortunately never made the cut this time. Who know’s there may be a Crap Kit #2 in the near future, with the lack of “proper” subject matter to discuss at the moment that may be sooner rather than later, I hope not though.

Other crap kits –

*Aston Villas “green and black stripe thing” away kit 1993-95

*Man Utd’s “Blue snowflake thing” away kit 1991-92

*Brighton & Hove Albions “Red and white roadkill” away kit 1991-92

*Leeds Utd “Streaky blue, yellowy green thing” 3rd kit 1991/92

*Kansas City Wizards “Gay rainbow” 1997/98 Home kit

*Liverpool’s “Snot green” 1991-93 away kit

*Shimuzu S-Plus “Orange thing” 1992-94 Home kit

*Blackpool’s “Wacky Blue Argyle thing” 1997-98 Away kit

Big thanks to Diz Wright and Kris Baughan for their “crap kit” contributions on Facebook, Nice one lads. Any other suggestions? Chuck them my way.

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Ciao Fabio

So Fabio has upped and legged it and England are manager less. Bookies are putting The Gungan King (Google it) Hawwy as the favourite, personally I don’t see why we don’t get this guy….

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Stone Island’s 30th Anniversary

Haven’t been writing a lot recently I’ve been busy, the next weeks are going to be even busier. I have an American friend travelling over next week and will be heading to the shambles that is Everton Football Club play away at Wigan’s ever “atmospheric”, yeh right, DW Stadium in a fortnight as well planning my wedding which is just 197 days away, CHRIST. I will try and get some writing done between now and then so try and bare with me as I try and juggle job interviews, weddings plans and attempting to maintain a slightly active social life.

For now watch this video, it’s a brilliant sneak peak of whats upcoming with Stone Island as they celebrate 30 years since the late great Massimo Osti first began designing the famous jackets. I know a lot of meffs tend to get seen Stone Island clobber these days, but anyone with an appreciation for a well designed jacket and a smart bit of clobber, well this video is right up your alley, enjoy and try and remain patient with me.

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TWITTER

Unfortunately, due to an incident that occurred yesterday on twitter I’ve had to make my account private for the time being. I’ve never had an issue with keeping my twitter open for people to see upto now but after getting an unnecessary tongue lashing off a few unsavoury characters yesterday evening I figured the best conclusion was to privatise my account for the time being at least until said characters have found someone/something else to rip into.

Im still happy for people to follow my account however I am using quite a bit of caution as to whom I accept as a follower as unfortunately, unlike on wordpress, I can’t delete daft insults or abusive messages aimed personally at me.

Unfortunately, this will probably mean that the blog may not get as many new readers as it previously has, but I would rather risk lack of blog traffic than go through an evening of what was thrown at me yesterday.

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