Liverpool 89/90 – 30 Years of Hurt? – Part 4

Hump day is Matt Wills day. Here he is with the final update of his Liverpool 89/90 save but can it end in glory?

The season is rattling to a crescendo – if you’ve been following the earlier parts of this blog I’ve reconstructed the last P.C. (Pre Covid) Liverpool team to win the league championship but updated their ages and stats to make as young as they once were on 15th July 1989.

It’s not been easy – we’re up against the Champ Manager 97/98 Man Utd squad after all. Plus John Barnes keeps getting injured, Beardsley, Rush and Aldridge are hit and miss in front of goal and Hansen (34) and Dalglish (37) are starting to look their age.

Still, we’re chasing Utd down hard in the league, into the FA Cup Final and halfway through the EUFA Cup Semi-finals against Parma, which is where the action takes us now.

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Liverpool 89/90 – 30 Years of Hurt? Part 3

Matt Wills is back with his rewind-forward as Liverpool’s team of 89/90 brush shoulders with the Premier League of 1997/98. They’re competing on three fronts but how long can that be sustained with an ageing squad?

Welcome back again to my experiment to see if the last Liverpool league title winning side can topple Man Utd in 97/98.

We’re heading to the end of 1997 and one of Kenny’s old teams can’t cope with this side from another era

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Liverpool 89/90 – 30 Years of Hurt? Part 2

Matt is here with part 2 of his Liverpool adventure back to 1989/90. Some of them might be getting on but they’ve still got it…

Wednesdays come round quicker than freekicks using Craig Johnston’s Predator football boots don’t they? (Whatever happened to Predator boots?)

I left you last week having played 10 league games and nestled nicely at the top of the league with a game in hand and scoring goals for fun.

Before we get back to the league action, England beat Moldova but no outings for my Liverpool Legends. Rushie is on the wrong side of a 5-1 reverse to Belgium with Wales, while Ray Houghton, Steve Staunton and Ronnie Whelan help EIRE to a narrow win over Lithuania.

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Liverpool 89/90 – 30 Years of Hurt? | @Matt_C_Wills

Matt Wills has been at the editor again but what has he spun together this time? Let’s find out…

Hello, I’m back again with another one season save, Alive and Kicking was a lot of fun, but I’m after a team with some substance this time.

Partly inspired by Nick Rowe’s excellent CM97/98 classic squads series on Twitter, partly inspired by Liverpool getting ‘back on their perch’ and partly because I love fiddling about with the editor, I’m bringing you the last pre-covid19 squad to win the league.

Liverpool 89/90 – 30 Years of Hurt?

Hello, I’m back again with another one season save, Alive and Kicking was a lot of fun, but I’m after a team with some substance this time.

Partly inspired by Nick Rowe’s excellent CM97/98 classic squads series on Twitter, partly inspired by Liverpool getting ‘back on their perch’ and partly because I love fiddlign about with the editor, I’m bringing you the last pre-covid19 squad to win the league.

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Alive and Kicking – Part 3 – Durie Service

Welcome back to our Premier League 92 squad and we’re halfway our league campaign, which is proving to be a bit of a struggle, so we’re looking to cup exploits to keep our new fans happy.

Last time out we cruised past Man Utd in the League Cup 4th Round and head to St James Park for our next league match.

Hirst getting his marching orders for hobbling Barnesy, but a Shearer-less Newcastle can’t stop Durie and Limpar and that’s a cracking result.

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Alive and Kicking – Part 2 | @Matt_C_Wills

Good morning and happy hump day. Matt Wills is here to take you into the second half of the week as his Premier League class of ’92 try to get to grips with the Premier League.

Hello, and welcome back to 1992 in 1997 in 2020. hang on, this is getting confusing…

Anyway, in part 1, I set out my stall to take this ‘squad’ and a few hangers on through the 1997/98 season, and, well, it didn’t start off great…

After 9 league games, we are hovering over the relegation trapdoor and making hard work in the early rounds of the League Cup, so of course the perfect tonic is an away trip to Anfield.

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Alive & Kicking – Part 1

Please welcome back Matt_C_Wills to the blog squad. Our man has been in the editor again but who is he bringing back from the past this time?

For me, CM9798 saves and blogs always need a challenge – something to drive the quest – it might be dragging Cantona out of retirement, seeing how the Italia 90 squad would fare at France 98, or could a team that had never won anything, win something?

However, sometimes, inspiration can just come from one photo. This photo:

A mock team photo by Sky Sports to launch the Premier League in 1992 – all founding members represented – but it got me thinking – could you make a team in CM9798 with these players?

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Potless FC – Part 4: Winners & Losers

Hello and welcome back to the fourth and (maybe) final instalment of Potless FC – a team of players with empty trophy cabinets. We left Part 3 with Palace 2nd in the league, into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and in the final of League Cup, powered by the goals of Stan Collymore and Beppe Signori.

It’s the League Cup Final where we pick up and our opponents are Blackburn Rovers.

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Potless FC – Part 3: Stan & Beppe

Here’s Matt Wills with your Thursday fun. Potless FC are getting serious…

Crystal Palace, the team that has never won a major title, filled with players who haven’t won any either, sit 3rd in the Premiership under my tutelage and with all to play for in the domestic cups. Selhurst Park is a wonderful place to be at the moment.

We left Part 2 having been beaten by 17th place West Ham, so a pick me up is on the agenda, which comes in the form of Southampton who we netted 6 first half goals against earlier in the season.

It’s a tighter affair this time out at The Dell, Richard Shaw putting the game to bed after a late Saints rally.

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