So I spent some time in Manchester this week and one day decided to shoot over to Liverpool to see Goodison Park stadium, and then Liverpool. Wanted to do the stadium tours of Everton, Pool, and City, as I've done ours enough times already. Went to Everton (what a shithole) and no one was home, so walked on down to the dippers. Walked in and out of the reception twice cause I didn't want to part with £20 and listen to Gerry and the Pacemakers for an hour. Kept asking myself what am I doing here, and thinking about the Miller & Carter on the Albert Dock. So, anyway, do the tour but wasn't impressed with how they connect people with their history. There's something not right. I like what they've done with their stadium, it really feels modern, but it's uninspiring. Apart from Shanckly, the whole place feels like they're ashamed of the past 30 years because it sucks, and they they can't emulate the 80s. You can really feel how much winning the league means to them. It's like the club is trying to reach out to young supporters, but all they can do is talk about the distant past pointing to drab old pictures of famous 70s and 80s nights (I remember those, unlike most the tour guide was trying to convince). Later I sat in the kop listening to the guide talking bollocks, and thinking to myself, this is the club i hated as a kid in the 70s and 80s. My hatred and jealous of them would have frightened an exorcist, but here I was for the first time ever in the ground thinking of the likes of dalgliesh, souness, rush, hansen, thompson etc, and struggling to believe that it really happened in there. And what makes it worse is that I think the young koppites also struggle with it. I wish I could have sat in the kop on my own for an hour making peace with my demons of the past, but was dragged off to the museum. Visiting anfield for the first time was a really strange experience. There was something missing that I couldn't put my finger on at the time. After dwelling on it tonight I think it's the fact that we have two eras of success, where as Liverpool have one long one that feels an eternity ago. The Busby era connects us with the distant past, and the Ferguson era keeps our recent memories alive. Must weigh heavy on klopp, because the Liverpool success of the 70s and 80s was amazing, but its never coming back. It's gone forever. He's got them playing well right now, but the older supporters remember how it was, and will never be again.