I well remember Brookside. Like Liverpool FC, it was always second best to its Manchester equivalent, but it was always good for a laugh, always good for ridiculous drama. Watching Scousers and Scallies tear each other apart had a certain amusement value.
Brookside was buried beneath the TV concrete patio some years ago now, but Liverpool FC have stepped into the breach and become our twice weekly whiney voiced soap. We thought they had plumbed the depths when they crashed to defeat at home to Blackpool, but now we have the glorious spectacle of the American owners trying to snatch Administration from out of the jaws of a sale.
Now I don't understand, personally, how the club can be sold without the approval of the owners; it seems a bit like a lodger selling a house without the landlady's consent. Nor do I understand how Administration would suit Gillet and Hicks better than a sale. But what I do know is, it is bloody funny watching it all go off from the outside.
I hope the Yanks win this legal battle and Liverpool are deducted the 9 points for Administration. Who knows, they might then become live relegation candidates if Torres flounces off in January and Gerrard picks up a few injuries. How the mighty have fallen?
The question actually is, how much further might they yet fall?