In 1998, we had a family holiday in North Wales. One day we went up to Manchester. On another day we went to Liverpool…obviously we went to Old Trafford, Anfield and Goodison Park.
The city of Liverpool…I like it. All that Beatles stuff, Albert Dock. Took a bus up to Anfield. It was July and took a walk outside the home of Liverpool FC. To be honest it was a bit unimpressive and in the Club Shop the staff were a bit surly. Its a short walk to Everton….and the staff in the shop were just great. I needed some pretty obscure football programmes and they went across the street to the storeroom and got them for me. And a load of freebies for my sons. Nice.I was almost sorry to be a Manchester United fan because there are not many freebies at Old Trafford.
Now of course that was one day in July 1998. I dont mean to imply Liverpool bad, Everton good. Although of the two I have always preferred Everton. In part because in the 1970s and 1980s Liverpool were just too….ya know….Liverpool.
So the DUP and Sinn Fein….they are Rangers and Celtic. Of the two I prefer Celtic (#2 preference). SDLP are obviously Manchester United. For ten years now there has been little success …a bit like United in the 1970s. Whether SDLP has to endure the “1980s” or goes straight to the “1990s” depends on whether Alasdair McDonnell turns out to be Ron Atkinson or Alex Ferguson.
The Green Party …I cant see them playing football. Its bad for the environment. UUP are clearly Rangers (after liquidation). The McUnionists are shaping up well as Everton…not my team but I like them.
The Alliance Party…..are like Leeds United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelski and….Wimbledon rolled into one. Obnoxious.