End of an Era(May 16, 2013)
This weekend will see the end of two footballing legacies on Merseyside.
In the red corner Jamie Carragher will bow out of football with a final appearance in a Liverpool shirt after 723 games, whilst across the park David Moyes is set to bring down the curtain on an eleven year spell at Goodison Park.
Jamie has won a dozen major honours in his sixteen year career at Anfield including a Champions League winners medal. He has been a true leader of men, a model professional and he has been a great ambassador for the club. I’m confident that he is set for a glittering future career in punditry. Just so long as there are subtitles for the Southern softies!
Another lad from an ordinary working class background who rose to the top of his profession will also say farewell to our City. In David Moyes, there is probably no better example of the talent that exists in British football coaching. As he embarks on a mission to fill some of the most successful shoes ever worn in club football, he does so knowing that he honed his trade on this side of the North West.
I have had the immense pleasure of meeting both men on a number of occasions and wish them every success in their future careers.
They leave knowing better than most the passion, spirit and solidarity of Merseyside’s football republic.
They will be missed by fans and players alike but they will never be forgotten for the indelible mark they have left on Merseyside’s rich footballing history.