It's only a tiny shop, hidden away on an Anfield street, but it has an amazing backstory - and an incredible celebrity following. Michael Deane, the co-owner of Hat, Scarf Or A Badge - or HSOAB as it’s becoming known - began with him designing T-shirts solely for his family and his mates. But because his T-shirt designs were becoming increasingly popular Anfield resident Michael and his wife Michelle got an idea to open up the business venture as a little shop tucked away just a few goal kicks from The Kop. The unique T-shirts have been worn by thousands of match-going Liverpool fans and supporters all over the world - along with current and former footballers, music stars, boxers and TV stars of the Red persuasion. Michael, 47, said: “It started as a hobby. I’m actually an engineer and that’s my main job, but I like designing T-shirts and I was doing them for people in my family and my mates who go the match. It was just a hobby. “Then Liverpool fans were … [Read more...] about Meet the avid Liverpool FC fans behind Anfield’s famous HSOAB shop
The Red half of Merseyside has spoken on one of the most important issues of the day. Which is the best match-day pub around Anfield stadium ? When we ran our poll last month, based on a shortlist of 10 venues recommended by those in the know, we weren't expecting such a fantastic response. More than 3,000 of you voted and today, as Reds fans prepare for the first home game since the vote closed, it's clear that there is an overwhelming favourite for you all. It's perhaps understandable as it's the place where the story of Liverpool FC began. With an astonishing 59% of the vote, 41% ahead of its nearest rival, ECHO readers have selected The Sandon as their matchday pub of choice. Honourable mention must go to the King Charles, the only other venue to hit double figures which received 18% of votes cast. 10 things you MUST do if you're taking your kid to a Liverpool FC match for the first time A quick check at the TripAdvisor reviews for The Sandon shows why it ticks so many boxes … [Read more...] about The best Liverpool FC match-day pub as voted for by YOU
Football governing body UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool FC after the attack on Manchester City’s team coach as it arrived at Anfield. Last night thousands of supporters lined the streets to meet the Manchester City coach with a hostile welcome before the Champions League quarter-final clash which the Reds’ went on to win 3-0 following a stunning display. But smoke bombs and flares were let off and missiles, including bottles and cans, were thrown amid the chaotic scenes outside the ground before kick-off which saw two police officers also injured . The driver’s door of Manchester City’s coach was smashed during the incident and it is understood a replacement was sent from Manchester. A statement from UEFA released today read: “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC (3-0) played on 4 April in England.” The … [Read more...] about Liverpool FC face these charges from UEFA after Man City bus attack
Uber Eats has revealed the top three luckiest dishes to order if you want Liverpool FC to win. The ‘psychic prediction’ uses data from the app which uncovers what the most popular orders were in Manchester and Liverpool when the local team won a European game. Toussaint Wattinne at Uber Eats said: “We understand the passion fans have for their clubs, and we share that same passion for great food. “Many supporters across these two cities have their lucky football rituals, whether it be a special pair of socks or a pre-match routine they adamantly stick to.” According to the data, the luckiest dishes and what die hard Liverpool FC fans should order are: Create Your Own Box at Wok & Go Chicken Supreme Wrap at Archies Hot Box at Wok & Go Luckiest dishes for Manchester fans: Loaded Burrito at Barburrito Crinkle Fries at Barburrito Chicken Deluxe Burger at Dixy Chicken Uber Eats is free to download from the Apple and Google Play app stores. … [Read more...] about Luckiest food fans should order if they want Liverpool FC to win
A new World Cup sticker that features Liverpool FC star Roberto Firmino could “potentially” be worth a fortune in years to come due to a mis-print which makes out that Liverpool FC is based 5,490 miles away from Anfield. Incorrect details on the Panini FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 sticker of Firmino shows that Liverpool FC play in Brazil - but, obviously, the Reds are very much based at Anfield, Liverpool , England, and they play in the English Premier League. The detail on the mis-printed Firmino sticker reads ‘Liverpool FC (BRA)’ - it should read ‘Liverpool FC (ENG)’. The ECHO asked Panini would the Italian sticker publishing firm rectify the error in new batches of the Firmino sticker and a company spokesman confirmed that it would. A Panini spokesman told the ECHO: “We have spotted the error and will be correcting it through our subsequent re-prints.” And when asked if the re-printed sticker could be worth money because of its … [Read more...] about Has Panini relocated Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium 5,490 miles?