“APRIL 1994 was the end of an era in the history of Liverpool Football Club and 44,339 filled Anfield to witness it – the last day of the standing Kop.”
Nineteen years on, memories have inevitably faded of that famous old terrace, but in The Anfield Wrap’s new free app magazine there’s a chance to relive those days with some must-see video for anybody who ever climbed the steps, swayed with their mates and cheered on The Reds while standing on The Kop.
Thanks to the dad of TAW’s Mike Nevin, Bernard, who took his video camera to that famous last day, TAW have been able to include a series of films marking the occasion, including an impromptu interview with the late Lenny Campbell, aka Dr Fun – a familiar figure on the Kop for many years.
There’s also footage from inside and outside the stadium, before and after the game with Norwich (they tried to spoil the party by winning the game) and TAW have also included photos, tickets and leaflets from that last day.
Also in issue three of TAW’s regular interactive publication:
- Video interviews with two of Liverpool’s young prospects, Joao Carlos Teixeira and Ryan McLaughlin
- The need for stability at Liverpool
- A feature on home advantage and ‘Fortress Anfield’
- A look back (with a twist) at Liverpool 4 Arsenal 4 in 2009
- Roy Henderson on the magic of football
- Dan Fitzsimmons on why the popular perception of footballers is all wrong
- Kristian Walsh on Paddy Berger
- A look at modern football and the fans protesting against it
It’s not just football in The Anfield Wrap and issue 3 also includes:
- An in-depth review of Liverpool Sound City
- A review of Silent Sleep’s album and an interview with singer Chris McIntosh
- A feature on unsigned musicians who have become YouTube sensations
- A review of Lianne La Havas at Rampworx Liverpool
- Sefton Park Cricket Club and their link up with the charity CALM
TAW says: “As with the first two magazines, features are backed up with exclusive videos and audio from the Anfield Wrap team. The mag is available, free, in Newsstand and the App Store.”
iPad users can get it from here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/anfield-wrap/id583362683?mt=8
TAW also want some feedback: “We would be made up if you could download it, read it, rate and review it and let us know what you think. We’re also desperate to reach the technophobes out there who swerve the internet – so if your mum, dad, nan, granddad, sister, whoever was/is/might be a fervent Kopite, download the mag and show them it!”
Not everyone has an iPad but other ways to view it will be along soon, say TAW: “A version for Android/PC will follow in the next week or two and will be available at http://app.theanfieldwrap.com where you can read issues one and two now.”
Some stills from the mag below: