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May 31, 2008, 11:43 PM
Post #8 of 365
The AFCL spokesman said "a whole community is being denied the opportunity to grow up in the 'match-going' culture" just because they can't afford to watch the real Liverpool in the Premiership.
His solution is to promote a 'match-going culture' with a new club in the NWCFL Div Two, but the opportunity already exists on the doorstep in the form of Bootle FC, a club that's faced more than its fair share of adversity in the past and one surely deserving of more support.
No disrespect to the players of AFCL, who I'm sure will be too good for the NWCFL2, but the main attraction of Liverpool since the mid-60s has been the fact that they employ some of the best players around, often wiping the floor with the rest, in the most atmospheric stadium in the land. I don't see AFCL being much of a substitute, frankly.
Five other points: first, strictly speaking, if AFCL settles in Prescot, it's not really local. Secondly, Liverpool will inevitably resolve the ownership situation and there is no guarantee that the amicable relationship with AFCL will sustain. Thirdly, when the new stadium arrives, the season-ticket waiting list will reduce and it might be easier to get in. Fourthly, from a PR point of view, couldn't the first game at least have been in Merseyside and not Greater Manchester. Fifthly, I cannot help but remember how the "community" contributed to the demise of South Liverpool FC and their once-excellent ground in Garston.
(This post was edited by aiwa on May 31, 2008, 11:56 PM)