SINCE when did Phil Babb become a Liverpool legend?Limerick FC meet Liverpool Legends on Sunday November 1st
Limerick FC are due to play Liverpool Legends, a selection of ex-Anfield greats and borderline alcoholics in an exhibition game at Jackman Park next month
I’m all for it and I would urge all sports fans to come along and support Lims in their attempts to raise a few bob in these straitened times.
The club, like numerous rugby clubs in this town, are surviving on a shoestring budget whilst sports fans flock to genuflect at the great Cathedral on the North side.
Limerick FC will meet Liverpool Legends on Sunday November 1st. Kick off is at 5pm.
However, the organisers, who have named Babb on the team of “Liverpool Legends” are treading on thin ice when they start insulting the sporting intelligence of the Limerick public. Babb made his name in the 1994 World Cup finals in the USA when he was playing alongside the totally brilliant Paul McGrath, a prince of a centre half, at the heart of the Irish defence. McGrath was so good in those days that if Jackie Healy Rae was playing alongside him you’d swear that the Kerry born gombeen was the Kaiser himself, Franz Beckenbauer.
Likewise with Babb, who set a new transfer record for a defender when he left Coventry to sign for Liverpool for £3.8m in 1994, the Merseyside giant believing they’d were secured the service of the next Alan Hansen or Mark Lawrenson. Instead, they got an accident waiting to happen, a cardiac-arrest-inducing member of the back four. He was shown the door a few seasons later with the Liverpool boss Gerard Houlier remarking that he lacked the concentration for football at that level.
Ronnie Whelan, John Aldridge, Mark Lawrenson, Phil Neal, Babb, Jason McAteer, Don Hutchinson, Michael Thomas, Jan Molby, Gary Gillespie and Bob Boulder will line out for the Merseysiders at Jackman Park, it has been confirmed.
Where will they be parking their cars outside the Carey’s Road venue?
I remember Bernard Manning, Tommy Tiernan’s hero, recalling that he parked his car outside Anfield once.
“Do you want me to take care of you car for a tenner Mister,” asked a Scouse scumbag.
“No, fuck off,” said Manning. “I’ve an Alsatian in the back of the car anyway.”
“Mister,” the scumbag persisted. “Can your Alsatian put out fires”?
Meanwhile, I’m convinced this is Bob Bolder the goalkeeper, who incidentally signed for Liverpool in 1983 and didn’t make one first team appearance in his two year at the club.Greats? McAteer, Hutchinson, Molby? To paraphrase the Chief rabbi of Tel Aviv; “I don’t fucking think so, like.”
Another “legend” yeah?
Whelan, Lawrenson, Neal and Aldridge would be considered Liverpool greats, Thomas, at a stretch. But McAteer, Hutchinson, Molby. To paraphrase the Chief rabbi of Tel Aviv; “I don’t fucking think so, like.”
Maybe the organisers should call the Merseysiders Some Liverpool Legends and Others Who Happened to be Employed at Anfield Briefly En Route to the Conference League.
Match tickets cost €25 (seated), €20 (Adult standing)/€10 (U16 standing). There will also be a special family area, with family tickets (2 Adults + 2 U16s) €40.
There will also be a post-match dinner at the Strand Hotel. Tickets for the dinner cost €50.
Tickets are now on sale and are available from Limerick FC, ticketmaster.ie and from all Ticketmaster outlets.
For ticket information phone 061-324563 or 085-1079319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org