For me there’s always an extra buzz about derby day. The facts that they haven’t won at Anfield since 1999, or beaten us anywhere for 17 games, troubles me a bit, as it’s got to happen one day …
Then I tell myself the reason we’ve not lost is because we’ve pretty much always been the better team, so the dice are pre-loaded.
Playing on a Sunday is hardly anything new for us, but as Northern Rail’s Saturday strikes are set to continue until the New Year as the dispute over driver-only trains rumbles on, I can only get to Sunday games.
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