Liverpool take on Tottenham in the Champions League final on Saturday, June 1. The Reds boast five European Cup wins and go into the game as favourites with Spurs never having reached the competitions showpiece. Of course, this is an all-English tie between two sides whose history dates back to the 1800s and they have each met more than 170 times so this matchup has typically not been short of incidents or memorable moments. Ahead of this huge match, we've decided to take a look back and test your knowledge on Liverpool's previous encounters against the London club. It's a tricky one - so try your hand at our quiz and tweet @LivEchoLFC your score! Good luck! Read More Champions League final 2019 Don't forget we will have all the best build-up from our reporting team in Madrid ahead of the game as well as live coverage as the Reds aim to go one better in the Champions League final this year after after reaching the same stage of the competition last term. You can keep right up to … [Read more...] about The big Liverpool vs Tottenham quiz
0 Post a comment Sunday, 26 May 2019 - Local People My late father, Percy, spent every day of his working life with the builders’ merchants Quiggin and Company. Back in the old days, Quiggin’s was situated in Lake Road, in Douglas.If you take the time to stand in the centre of Tesco’s car park and look around, the whole footprint of what is now the supermarket building and car park, from Lake Road to the railway station, was where Quiggin’s timber yard once stood. Quiggin’s was a large enterprise. It was family-owned and operated, and employed many local folk. Percy lived in the family home in Shaw’s Brow. He attended lessons in Hanover Street School, in Lord Street, and started work in Quiggin’s in Lake Road when he left school. Probably when he was 14. In fact, until he married his Irish bride and moved to Pulrose when he was 30, his circle of home, school and work was no more than half a mile.He went to serve King and country as an … [Read more...] about Pullyman: Once upon a time, jobs lasted a lifetime
0 Post a comment Sunday, 26 May 2019 - Charity A mob of 64 beautifully painted wallabies will ’go wild’ across the Island this summer. Can you find them all? For over 12 months, behind closed doors, an island-wide invasion has been planned by Hospice Isle of Man and Wild in Art. One by one, businesses, artists, schools and community groups were let in on the secret and now it’s your turn.From tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday, September 1, your challenge is to find our 26 large wallaby sculptures located in outdoor locations around the island, each sponsored by a local business and beautifully designed by local or international artists. Also, there will be our 38 small ’wallababy’ sculptures located in public buildings across the island, each designed and fund raised by our very talented local schools and community groups.You can take part in what is set to be the most exciting event of the summer in the following ways.You can grab a map, and visit the … [Read more...] about Wallabies Go Wild: Join the art trail
Middlesbrough have revived their interest in Danish left-back Jonas Knudsen according to reports in East Anglia. The experienced international defender has been linked with Boro in the last two transfer windows without a move materialising. Now the Championship seasoned left-footer, 26, is out on contract and available on a free at the end of next month. And according to the East Anglian Daily Times , Boro retain their long term interest. They face competition though with German side Freiburg and a couple of clubs in his native Denmark also watching closely. Boro - along with Bristol City and Stoke - weighed up a move for Knudsen last summer but Tony Pulis eventually opted to take Sam McQueen on loan from Southampton. Knudsen later confirmed the Boro interest and indicated he was ready to let his Ipswich deal run down and see what happened. Danish newspaper Tipsbladet asked Knudsen about the Boro rumours and he replied: “There was something concrete in it, but sometimes … [Read more...] about Paper talk: Boro ‘revive interest’ in Danish defender
Ernesto Valverde was close to tears as he spoke to the media after the game. This was a painful finale for the Barcelona coach, and it might be the end. The 2-1 loss to Valencia in the Copa del Rey showpiece in Seville sees the Catalans end the season with just one trophy, LaLiga, when just 20 days earlier it had looked like they would win three. History books will not remember that Barca were three games from a treble, but will recall the collapse in Liverpool and also this Copa del Rey final defeat. And something seems broken now. It was broken that night at Anfield and as Barca toiled against a hungrier Valencia side at the Benito Villamarin in the first half on Saturday, it was easy to conclude that their season had ended with that loss in Liverpool. The club tried everything to set that disappointment aside and focus on the cup final. President Josep Maria Bartomeu backed Valverde, Lionel Messi was chosen to speak in the pre-match press conference and Barca's message was one of … [Read more...] about Is Valverde the right man to lead Barcelona summer rebuild?