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Pulling up the collar of my mac, I head up and out of the underground car park, break into the fresh air and lookup. I’m greeted by the Liver Birds standing atop of the Liver building. As a Man Utd fan, this is a bit like being greeted by a puncture on a cold and frosty morning.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:17

Smokey Dives

Documentary showing how drab post-war Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene, which ballooned into our first mass youth culture, with thousands of young people dancing the night away in dimly light underground clubs, from Soho's infamous Cy Laurie Club to The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:24

Music and Football: Something for Everyone

Music & Football

For hundreds of years, football fans have sung, chanted, and otherwise found a way to make noise wherever they watched a match.

Published in Culture

Betway’s new documentary features West Ham's Mark Noble and Declan Rice who investigate whether you can be a true fan if you live on the other side of the world to your beloved club.

Published in Sport
Monday, 29 July 2019 16:18

Nile Rodgers & Chic – Live Review

Before we begin, some complaints.

Published in Music
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:47

Five Underdog Stories To Get Inspired

Football or soccer is the most popular sport in the world with billions of fans dotted around the globe; some aren’t committed to a team and just simply enjoy the game, others dedicate their lives to following their teams all over to cheer them on – win or lose – but all of them have a passion and love for the game.

Published in Sport
Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:58

A Brief History of Skiffle

During the Depression, Jug music became a fashionable way to play traditional US folk and blues standards. Makeshift instruments including guitars made from a gallon can with a neck attached and strings or alternatively homemade banjos with a tanned hide stretched across a hoop and a fretted neck added with four strings were played.

Published in Music
Sunday, 09 June 2019 12:41

Them Scousers Again

And so the exodus begins.  After both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur completed miraculous second leg comebacks the race was on to finalise travel arrangements for UEFA’s 64th European Cup final.  Cup fever’s back in town; all roads lead to Madrid and Liverpool’s 4-0 schooling of Barcelona ensured first dibs for the travel-weary Kloppites.

Published in Sport

You dream of playing in a Wembley final as a young kid and when you get there you don't perform and it can stay with you for a very long time. Unlike at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in recent years, you don't get the opportunity too many times to go back and show a 100,000 the real you.

Published in Sport
Monday, 12 March 2018 18:12

Ken Dodd Remembered on ZANI

Kenneth Arthur Dodd was born in 1927 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire He was the son of a coal merchant, Arthur Dodd, and his wife Sarah (née Gray), and the family lived in an old Farm House. Kenneth was the middle child with an older brother, William (1925–2011) and a younger sister, June. He was a lively daredevil even by the age of seven, at Knotty Ash School, he accepted a dared by his friends to ride his bike with his eyes shut.
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