Liverpudlian tests the knowledge of the ‘auld arses’.
Your chosen subject is memories of The Kop from the 1960’s.
1. What was the nickname of the police inspector that used to stand in front of the Kop with a grey droopy moustache?
– The “Walrus”
2. What was the song the Kop sang about him?
– “If you all hate the walrus clap your hands”
3. Name the Stoke City player famous for his “bandy legs”.
– Maurice Setters
4. What was the song the kop sang about him?
– “Maurice, Maurice where is your horse”?
5. Name the Leeds United goalkeeper that suffered a calamity in front of the Kop goal.
– Gary Sprake
6. What happened?
– He threw the ball into his own net.
7. What response occurred at half time?
– They played “Careless Hands” by Des O’Connor over the tannoy system.
8. Name the Scottish Liverpool striker who broke his ankle down by the corner flag of the Kop and the Kemlyn Road.
– Bobby Graham
9. What European cup match was cancelled because of snow.
10. Liverpool eventually went through to the next round but how was that tie finally decided?
– On the toss of a double sided coloured disc / coin.
11. Which match saw the introduction of the all red kit?
12. Name the European match famously played in thick fog at Anfield?
13.Which player emerged from this tie to go on and become a household name in world football?
14.Name the Everton goalkeeper who took so much stick from the Kop.
– Gordon West
15. What was his nickname?
– “Honey” west
16. What articles were regularly handed to him prior to a derby match?
17. Name the title of the Acker Bilk record regularly played before matches at Anfield in the sixties.
– “Stranger on the shore”
18. How were the half time scores advised in those days?
– Letters on the perimeter walls matched to the relevant games in the match programme.
19. Which player had an ongoing feud with a section of the fans in the Kemlyn Road stand?
– Tommy Smith
20.What was his particular gripe with them?
– Because they always left early, Tommy would point to an imaginary watch on his wrist 5 minutes before the end.
21.What was the nickname given to Ron Yeats?
– “Rowdy Yates”
22. Where did this name come from?
– From the name of a cowboy in the television programme “Rawhide “ played, incidentally, by Clint Eastwood.
23. We were the “best behaved supporters in the world” in the sixties but what where we when we lost?
– “A right shower of bastards”
24. It was notoriously difficult to get to the gents toilet at halftime in those days on the kop. Name the favoured dress code with regards to jeans and pants etc to address the ensuing “problem” in the second half.
– You would tuck your pants into your socks otherwise they would get wet from the torrent of piss running down the steps.
25. What was the usual retort when the Annie Road were invited to “give us a song”?
– “Kopites are gobshites”
26. Name the title bestowed on our leading goal scorer after the 1966 World Cup.
– “Sir” Roger Hunt
27. What derisory chant subsequently greeted the decision to award an honour to England’s skipper after that success?
– “Bobby Moore O.B.E. other bugger’s energy”.
28. Name the Kop’s favourite opposition goal keeper at the time.
– Gordon Banks
29. What happened to lift the crowd before the Inter Milan game in 1965?
– The injured Gerry Byrne and Gordon Milne parade the FA cup around the ground.
30. What was the chant for our “hard man” left back who famously played most of the 1965 cup final with a broken collar bone?
“Gerry Byrne ; crunch crunch”
Those were the days my friend.