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Merseyside Derby’s Childhood Allegiance Switching XI

Blue for childhood Everton supporters, red for Liverpool

Merseyside Derby XI

It’s a big day for the children of Merseyside on Sunday, as they spend the morning away from church painting their faces either shocking red, or deep ocean blue – quite probably dreaming of one day playing for their favourite local superpower.

But how things can change. Above is a team made up of small scouse children who forsook their childhood dreams to play for the enemy.

Only Gary Ablett got it half right with a stint at both clubs, making his inner child only 50 per cent livid with him.


7 responses so far
  • Dave // January 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I’m more than a bit shocked that there’s no mention of Her Royal Majesty, the queen of Scouse-land herself, Steven Gerrard.

  • matty // January 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    gerrard? owen?

  • jamajam // January 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    matty fuck off yea.. stevie and owen were never everton supporters …

  • Adam // January 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

    To put you right, Baines was a blue as a kid. Evidenced by the fact that he appears quite clearly decked out in blue in the 1995 FA Cup Final music video for “All Together Now”.

  • David // January 15, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Yeh, Gerrard and Owen were definitely Blues.
    There’s a great picture of Gerrard in his full kit with the 1987 League trophy.

  • Rupert // January 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

    David, Mathew; You’re both both incorrect. Despite the fact that Gerrard was photographed in an Everton jersey as a kid, he wasn’t a fan. There are childhood photographs of him in Liverpool ‘get up’ as well. Children wear what they’re told.
    When I first saw it I thought the same as you. By the way I’m not a Liverpool fan! or Everton.

  • Rupert // January 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Sorry about the accidental second ‘both’. I’m not really a morning person!

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