was very emotional, and I think if the silence had been disrupted we'd have been torn limb from limb by the United fans man woman and child. Also there were lots of United fans in our section as people had come from all over the world for it and were offering silly amounts to get in.
scattered around the ground meaning you couldnít go with your Kopite mates to the match.
They werenít happy with our respecting the minutes silence for Sir Mat Busby at Old Trafford so we became Manc lovers in their eyes
The decline of Everton in the early 90ís culminating in their attempted party in the supporters club anticipating us getting relegated after the support we gave over Hillsborough really marked a decline
The rise of social media allowing all sorts of shite to be given the light of day regarding us attacking the Hillsborough memorial and Hillsborough songs but mainly by their none scouse fans
Itís all added up to where we are today
Both fans intolerant of others
Back in the day the merseyside derby was a big spirited competitive game, but it was known as 'the friendly derby'. I think this was to do with the rivalries being with Manchester (United) and the London clubs.
What happened? My take: reds fans got majorly frustrated when they stopped winning in the 90's and going into the 2000's. The internationalization of their fanbase (Norwegians and Indians, etc) lost the local feel it had back in the day and the spirit of competition changed to become snide and condescending.
Shame because I've plenty of mates on the red site of the city, but it's just not the way it used to be.
Anyone else got a take on this? Why did it change?