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Doing the old nostalgia thing today, came across a CD with Jerry Marsden singing
‘ Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’. One line that struck me was “ We don’t care what your name is boy, we’ll never turn you away”
I thought how true that was, , as a 16 year old green kid from Dublin( no pun intended!) I was always welcomed to my mates homes on both sides of the Mersey.
So to all Scousers , A Very Merry Christmas!!
 

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Thanks Paddy for confirming what we know to be true, there are some who would disagree with you but they generally have never been to Liverpool so they do not speak from experience.
Its nice to hear someone from other parts speak highly of us and thanks for your tribute. Have a great Christmas and 2011 also.
 

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"there are some who would disagree with you"

I can't think of many, Cutsplice, and none worth worrying about.

Happy Xmas to all Merseysiders.
 

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Ferry Cross The Mersey

Doing the old nostalgia thing today, came across a CD with Jerry Marsden singing
‘ Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’. One line that struck me was “ We don’t care what your name is boy, we’ll never turn you away”
I thought how true that was, , as a 16 year old green kid from Dublin( no pun intended!) I was always welcomed to my mates homes on both sides of the Mersey.
So to all Scousers , A Very Merry Christmas!!
I would agree with Paddy at 16 and away from Perth in Scotland in 1964 December I attended Alfred Holt & Co. deckboy training in Birkinhead, you could not meet a friendlier bunch of people, Likewise a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all both sides of the Mersey.(Thumb) Andy Stewart
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Married a scouser. Never regretted it. In fact best thing I have evr done:)
 

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Aww, you auld romantic!!(Flowers)(Jester)
 

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I am still proud to have been an imitation Scouse'! Born and bred in Wallasey : the bedroom of Liverpool (fur coat and no drawers) as the expression went.
A very blessed, peaceful and safe Christmas to all who make this website what it is!
 

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most of my mates was scousers
but when you get to an age of say 21 why do they keep on calling you [boy]
terry music man
 

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Before I ever went to the deck boy school in Birkenhead ,I heard all about the warmth and the wit of the scouser from one of Liverpools adopted sons .When back home in Dublin Peter Farrell never stopped talking about his favourite city ,the people and the friendly banter that went on between Liverpudlian and Evertonian.I'm delighted to say that I found everthing that Peter told me about this great city to be true. Even though Peter was an Evertonian he is remembered by both the blue and red side of the city
 

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Well said and thank you Tony, the same could be said for Dublin crowds. I well remember the craic on the Onitsha. Wishing you a Happy New Year (Applause)
 

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Before I ever went to the deck boy school in Birkenhead ,I heard all about the warmth and the wit of the scouser from one of Liverpools adopted sons .When back home in Dublin Peter Farrell never stopped talking about his favourite city ,the people and the friendly banter that went on between Liverpudlian and Evertonian.I'm delighted to say that I found everthing that Peter told me about this great city to be true. Even though Peter was an Evertonian he is remembered by both the blue and red side of the city
Peter Farrell was one of my heroes. He was captain of Everton in the first match I saw at Goodison Park as a twelve year old schoolboy, a 3-3 draw with Manchester United, and Peter played a blinder. a great footballer.
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Pat(Thumb)
 

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Peter Farrell was one of my heroes. He was captain of Everton in the first match I saw at Goodison Park as a twelve year old schoolboy, a 3-3 draw with Manchester United, and Peter played a blinder. a great footballer.
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Pat(Thumb)
Peter scored an away goal on his home ground when Ireland played England in 1949 at Goodison ,he also demolished the heads of my mams roses when teaching me how to hit a ball on the volley.He was still great pals with his boyhood pal Tommy Egglinton who also signed for Everton in 46.What would that pair cost now.
 

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Tony,
Tommy Eglington ,the flying winger, another Everton great.
I remember when both he and Peter Farrell signed for Tranmere Rovers after their Everton days were over and played some blinders in Birkenhead.
One of my Dublin cousins took me to Tommy Eglingtons butcher's shop in Clontarf some years later, but the great man was having a day off.
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Pat(Thumb)
 

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Pat, obviously Tommy was pre warned of your impending visit and decided to do a runner. It was nice yesteryear when footballers retired from playing and became pub landlords where on could meet them on ones social rounds. The last footballer I came across as mine host was Rodreguis who played for Leicester and won the FA cup with Southampton in 73 or 74. I was doing a shiphandling course at Marchwood Southampton and he was mine host in a pub in Marchwood where we went for lunch.
 

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Cutsplice,
There was a Scottish international goalkeeper, Kenny Campbell, who played for Liverpool before the war, and ended his career playing for New Brighton, which was then a 3rd Division North team.
When he finally hung up his boots, Kenny opened a sports shop in Liscard, and sold me my first pair of boots and tin of dubbin, and advised me never to smoke cigarettes. He was about sixty by then, and I didnt believe my dad when he told me that Kenny was a famous footballer.
Dixie Dean had a pub in Chester called the Dublin Packet, and Tommy Smith the Liverpool hard man had a pub in Billinge called the Smithy.
 

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I bet those boots had high sides and nailed in studs, dubbin, there's a word I had not heard of for a long time.

I heard Hodgson was fired tonight ?
 

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Cutsplice,
There was a Scottish international goalkeeper, Kenny Campbell, who played for Liverpool before the war, and ended his career playing for New Brighton, which was then a 3rd Division North team.
When he finally hung up his boots, Kenny opened a sports shop in Liscard, and sold me my first pair of boots and tin of dubbin, and advised me never to smoke cigarettes. He was about sixty by then, and I didnt believe my dad when he told me that Kenny was a famous footballer.
Dixie Dean had a pub in Chester called the Dublin Packet, and Tommy Smith the Liverpool hard man had a pub in Billinge called the Smithy.
Pat
Ted Sagar the everton goalkeeper had the Blue Anchor in Aintree for a while in the sixties
 

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Just internet gossip at the moment Malcolm. A lot of fans want to see him gone. There are rumours that Manuel Pellegrini, ex real Madrid coach, has been in talks with the club.
Meanwhile, back on the Coastguard thread, your honour is being traduced, they are saying you dont know what a pan loaf is!
Come on MJ, get back there and kick ass.
Pat(Jester)
 

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I was at Riversdale 1963 to 1965 . Lived in digs at Aiggie Vale . As a young lad away from home I was impressed at they way we Scots were welcomed into the Scouse fold . Many good mates from there .
Everton fans seemed to like us as they had Alex Young ( King of the Scots ) and Jimmy Gabriel ( ex Dundee ) playing .
Our class at Riversdale had a real mixture of nationalites ; Singapore ; Wales ; Scotland ; Ireland as well of many English from all over .
All were treated the same and very well too. Invited into their homes for a Sunday dinner of spare ribs or Scouse ; most were not well off but were happy to share with strangers who were away from home .

I can not say enough to explain how well I enjoyed my stay in Liverpool for that short time ( Beatles were a bonus at the Cavern Club )

Derek
 
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