The Kop: Liverpool's Twelfth Man

The Kop: Liverpool's Twelfth Man

Stephen F Kelly

'When The Kop is roaring it truly is like having a 12th guy in the market at the pitch. they're the simplest fanatics within the kingdom - by means of miles.' Jamie Carragher

The Spion Kop is without doubt one of the most renowned, emotive and atmospheric vantage issues in all of recreation. The one-time terracing which could 'suck the ball into the internet' - in invoice Shankly's immortal word - nonetheless evokes and intimidates this day. as soon as the house of greater than 25,000 swaying, making a song, status Kopites, it really is now seated and will carry simply part that quantity, yet its magic nonetheless remains.

In this totally revised and up-to-date variation, Stephen F Kelly makes use of eyewitness tales from Kopites, policemen, cleaners and referees in addition to newspaper studies and the reminiscences of avid gamers and executives to track the historical past of this striking and engaging stand - every one anecdote splendidly evoking the spirit of the altering occasions the Kop has experienced.

Stirring, emotional and marvellously readable, The Kop is a needs to for any Liverpool fan and somebody attracted to what it ability to be a supporter of any soccer membership.

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