Liverpool beg for mercy and ask for game against Arsenal to be postponed

By Dr Billy the Dog McGraw, head of the Department of Certain Things at the University College Hospital of the North Circular Road.

Liverpool as you will have heard, has asked for their league cup semi-final against Arsenal to be stopped on the grounds that although Liverpool are higher up the league than Arsenal, Arsenal’s team is younger on average and therefore more likely to succumb to the virus, should it, as promised in Genesis, rise up from the Mersey and devour the populace.  They thus proclaim by not playing the game but giving the tie to Liverpool they are doing Arsenal and indeed the whole Football League, a favour.  (Cries of hear hear).

There have been a number of positive tests for Covid-19 at Liverpool FC, and although many put it down to their eating far too many vegetables, when the manager saw the shape of his team yesterday he leapt from his chair with a wordless cry like that of a sleeping cat upon whose tail some careless Merseyside shoe had descended and demanded that Liverpool go through to the final without the tyranny of playing.  “It would,” he said, “be too dangerous to contemplate the alternative.”

Questions from Untold enquiring as to the presence of vegetables on Merseyside we were referred to the Wirral, where one was reported lost last year, and was recently seen alone and in distress.

With the League declining Liverpool’s first request, the club, who under a statute of 1893 laid down by the Football League allowing the club to do anything they want, sent in a second request.

Hoist by its own apron, a press conference was quickly called during which the Liverpoolian manager spent most of the occasion talking knowingly while standing on his left leg.  Then with a sudden change of policy for which he is justly famous, he shifted and stood on his right, thanked everybody and walked off to ensure that the tie should be awarded to Liverpool for safe keeping as has quite rightly become the habit and custom.

Jürgen Klopp, Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Joël Matip are said all to have passed their GCSE coronavirus exams and are thus excused training.

Previously nine Liverpool players were missing at Stamford Bridge, which of course was pure carelessness, as the signposts really are quite clear, while a result of deciding to become voles means (and this is the pesky bit) Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Naby Keïta are now stuck on a barge on the Trent and Mersey looking rather like something that might have occurred to Ibsen in one of his less frivolous moments.

Further moves from Liverpool reinforced the notion that it was right to request victory in the final as well. The club are awaiting a decision from the EFL but could face more problems with the fixed match schedule should the request not be granted. Mr Klopp has stated he would prefer the semi-final to be decided over one leg.  Preferably his left as the bruises have now healed.

From the hills of Liverpool 8, soft music came. Or, if we must be exact, Mr Klopp spoke.  “We have formally requested to the EFL that the Cup is given to Liverpool before the game, as it is ours by right, and the positive tests we have all just had simply proves the matter.   We are now awaiting the results of the RSVP tests and that I think will put an end to the issue once and for all.  There will be dancing.

At this point a voice from the crowd shouted “`I hate you, I hate you!” before realising that this was not a rehearsal for the crowd scene of the modernised version of Macbeth at the Liverpool Theatre, although others in the audience disagreed.

And so, without further warning, a platoon of locals appeared on the horizon walking toward the field of Ann.  Satisfied, the Liverpool manager dictated a letter to the Committee Ordained Variously Inside Dockland which he felt sure would make them realize that life in these north western cities is stern and tough and that Liverpool FC is not put in this world for pleasure alone.

And therein I think we can most readily agree.

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10 Replies to “Liverpool beg for mercy and ask for game against Arsenal to be postponed”

  1. Banter. Humour. Sarcasm. Wit. Clever put downs, even if liberties taken. Many opportunities for both parties to take the piss here. And this. Absolutely embarrassing. It’s incomprehensible and pretentious drivel with absolutely no redeeming features. I read it and cringe for the author to be honest. Truly, just don’t write anything else – you’re not even controversial, a 5 year old dyslexic would get 0 out of 10 for this shit.

  2. Forsooth ! What manner of madness be this ? The Pox be on them ! Nay , say I – give no quarter to these Northerners of shady pretense. The game must go on . Let loose our Munchkins against their Scouser folk.

    Kloop can stand on no legs for all I care.Not a proper gentlemanly sight , I grant you , but we should brook no good tidings upon them. Let our lads run wild against them , and silver will surely crease their palms !

    Up yer Gunners !

  3. Peter Hackett, this is a most interesting comment on your part, in that you say you can’t understand it (calling it “incomprehensible” and you a) feel able to criticise it and seemingly b) you keep on reading it. But even more extraordinary, you then make the strange assumption that you have the ability to define what is funny and what isn’t and that the author doesn’t. On what basis do you make that judgement? It is a very autocratic view to take.
    But most bizarre of all is your mention of the word “dyslexic”. Since you mention dyslexia I take it you know what it is, and how it affects people, so please do write in again and explain the link between a piece of writing which you don’t understand and dyslexia, which is a genetic malfunction which all the experts whose work I have read on the subject (which is quite a few actually due to the nature of my work with dyscalculia) cannot be diagnosed before the age of seven, and even then the diagnosis can be open to question.
    Now these are all things that have arisen from your commentary, which you have voluntarily given here, so I am sure you will be able to and indeed want to, answer them.

  4. Thank you Dr Billy, now I have clarity regarding the pooled Liver situation. Sad that some readers have not found the humour within. Maybe some do not like the written variant. I add my support to Tony’s reply to Peter. Nice to have a chuckle.

  5. Okay, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but isn’t that the same for most comedy ?

    I used to be in stitches watching The Young Ones. Mrs N never raises a so much as a giggle. No accounting for taste is there ?

    Either way it certainly doesn’t call for such a bitter and nasty response as we have seen from Peter Hackett. What a sad little man he must be.

    And lets face it, the headline alone is funnier than anything Ken ‘Diddy man’ Dodd or Jimmy ‘Tarby’ Tarbuck ever said, so it cant be that bad.

  6. Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.

    -Horace Walpole

  7. Peter Hackett you must be great at parties… Liverpool arent scared we will score 3 goals against there 12 and they’ll get 4 penalties.

  8. Could these “positive” test results be a ploy to delay the playing of matches until the AFCON has finished and players have returned to their clubs, or until new players have arrived in the transfer window? Don’t Liverpool! trust their under-23s?

    How did I become so cynical?

    I heard yesterday via the BBC that many of the results were “false positives”.

    The plot thickens.

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