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    Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    The KOP, Liverpool FC

    many people have been asking me what is the meaning of the KOP in the past few days. especially after the tremendous match last sunday. more are interested to know the real meaning. i only know its name the KOP in memory of some Scousers who died in a certain war. but here is the entire story.

    "The Kop at Anfield dates back to 1905-06. At the end of that season which saw Liverpool lift the second of their league championships the directors at the club decided to reward the loyalty of the fans by building a new brick and cinder banking at the Walton Breck road end of the ground. It was christened as the Spion Kop by Ernest Jones in memory of the many scousers who died in battle over a hill in South Africa by the same name during the Boer War. In 1928 The Kop was altered to terracing and a massive roof added to protect the thousands of fans who gathered to watch their beloved team play. Other teams named their stands as the Kop but the one at Anfield was the original and the best."

    "Over One Hundred years ago, on the evening of Tuesday 23rd January, 1900, 1,700 British troops prepared to attack a hill in South Africa known as Spionkop. Spionkop means 'Spy Hill' and was coined by the Dutch settlers for the commanding views it afforded. The following days witnessed a bloody battle between the British Empire and a ragged collection of Boer farmers and the British Empire lost. However, that reckoned without a series of blunders by the British High Command, led by Sir Redvers Bullers, and the terrifying fighting qualities of the Boers. Reports at the end of the battle, which raged for two days stated 332 killed, 563 wounded and 163 prisoners taken, but these figures are still open to question with some claiming up to 340 killed and 1000 wounded. The Boers had beaten the mightiest army in the world and the reverberations were felt around the globe. To commemorate the their fallen, upon returning home the surviviors named stands at their local football grounds 'the Kop', the most famous of these being 'the Kop' at Anfield(Liverpool FC). The Kop remembers the Liverpool men who lay, frightened, at the foot of an obscure hill in Africa all those years ago. The Kop has proved equally daunting to visiting teams and has witnessed many great victories for Liverpool FC. Hopefully, it will continue to do so for another 100 years."

    18 comments:

    1. liverpool is dead and gone.. change to tottenham, they can beat arsenal! U'll never walk alone in spurs~

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      1. y dnt u juz put your ur words in ur spurs wall rather then in The Kop wall..

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      2. Someday if wigan will be winning n beating team like spurs, arsenal , man u u will be saying spurs is dead, u will never walk alone with wigan. So u r nt True fan bt u keep on switching with winning team
        stick to one be proud of ur team win or lose that's bn true fan
        sunraj9

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    3. Stop deceiving yourself mate. Liverpool is just going through a pretty rough time but when we pull through, we'll definitely win a lot of trophies...we'll never walk alone.

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    4. I Dont think so Liverpool is dead and gone,we will never walk alone
      i am loyal to the reds,so,if u want to be the spurs,just go,

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    5. We'll never walk alone .............and we never have .............
      A rough patch in history doesnt mean liverpool is gone .......when we'll be back everybody would be bragging about it but not us because we always knew we would hit back

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      1. Well said brother... Long live the reds...

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    6. Liverpool have always been the first to win 18 League Games and 5 european championship, that's a fact. We don't live in the past as supporters knows quality players, managers, share holders and fans that has the same humble, hardworking, and undying faith that brought as this far. Not forgetting we have the first KOP. So, Mr. Spurs Anonymous you are still very far from deserving to borrow our motto and part of Liverpool great history. Because Liverpool is going to make history again this coming season, so you can SPURT of to your hiding hole. For your information, Liverpool is a name for identification and is an entity without life in it. So, all I can see is, you being dead and gone for the next 100 years but, not 'Liverpool' cos this is 'Anfield' where the KOP stand tall.

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    7. i'll be a liverpool fan till i die...i'd prefer to be an ass rather than support other meek clubs....LFC lies in my blood..never ever say liverpool is dead....

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    8. Oh yeah... We just did you 4-0 and that's after you wasted 35 million on Andy Christmas Carroll. And how is Charlie Adam working out for you? Your club is a thing of the past. I currently predict you for 7th place but another stellar performance like last weekend will bump you out of the top 10. Everton may be a better club at a fraction of the cost!

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      1. There are always ups and downs for all the teams irrespective of the sports and region.I feel pity on you as you are not able to understand this simple fact. Look at Barca. Did you ever imagine just 3 years back that they will be such a team of present skill and temperment. Dear...you forced me to laugh at you :) Spurs are a good side but still without any trophy.Please go with Spurs, win 18 titles and come back,I'll talk to you then.

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    9. i will bounce back, liverpool forever

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    10. Liverpool will beat any club in the world

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    11. Selamanya harimau malaya!
      Liv 2nd
      :)

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    12. Liverpool is the best Original football club with not many popular players ..but they Kick ass ! Go Liverpool...you'll never walk alone.
      - Karoona Joseph

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    13. The kop, yeah ma Kop. The reds, the merseysiders. LIVERPOOL, you' ill never walk alone. LIVERPOOL FORVER!!!

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