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People from Kirby/Kirkby (whatever it's called) are called sock robbers or something like that. That's where Everton's new stadium will be.
 

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People from Kirby/Kirkby (whatever it's called) are called sock robbers or something like that. That's where Everton's new stadium will be.
You are correct. I don't think it's all of Kirby area, but there's that nickname around those parts, yes, sock-robbers.

And Kirby is a proposed site for Everton's new stadium, although there's much controversy and doubt regarding it, 1st, if the Liverpool City Council will allow it, 2nd, if they can still keep the deal with Tesco for the financial help, and 3rd, there's quite probably not enough transportation coverage for a stadium of that size.
 
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Here's the answer for you. ;)

Socks? Why socks? Was it a goodwill gesture from the richer half of Merseyside to their hard-up neighbours? Or an easy way of getting rid of unwanted Christmas presents?

None of the above - in reality it was a dig at Everton's proposed move to a new stadium in Kirkby on the outskirts of Liverpool.

Residents of Kirkby, a mainly working class area whose famous sons include boxer John Conteh, former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson and playwright Alan Bleasdale, are sometimes derided as “sock-robbers.†This is a rather cruel reference to the way that burglars from the area allegedly put socks over their hands to avoid leaving behind finger-prints.

What started as a joke on a Liverpool supporters' internet forum mushroomed into Wednesday night's carefully-organised stunt, which was embellished with a raucous chant of “sock-robbers.â€

It is not the first such dig. In last season's league derby at Goodison, Liverpool fans released onto the pitch Tesco carrier bags filled with balloons - a jibe at Everton's reliance on the supermarket chain to part fund the new stadium project. They also used Tesco's slogan on a banner to taunt their blue rivals: “Every Little Helps.â€

And older fans will remember the time in the 1960s when a Kopite ran onto the Anfield pitch to present Everton goalkeeper Gordon West with a handbag.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/fo...iverpool-fans-mock-Evertons-sock-robbers.html

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People from Kirby/Kirkby (whatever it's called) are called sock robbers or something like that. That's where Everton's new stadium will be.
So in other words that makes Liverpool the pot, right? If Everton are the proverbial kettle.

I mean seriously if Scouser's we going to make fun of Everton for anything, anything at all, they had to pick thievery. :p
 

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So in other words that makes Liverpool the pot, right? If Everton are the proverbial kettle.

I mean seriously if Scouser's we going to make fun of Everton for anything, anything at all, they had to pick thievery. :p
its snobbery amongst thieves ;)
 

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oh those scousers are so funny with there hilarity :) its lucky they all have such a good sense of humour...you'd have to have one to live round there- its pretty grim
 
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