Civic duty ahead of football devotion
The Dale Street Blues blog partly took its name from the footballing allegiances of council leader Warren Bradley and his sparing partner Labour leader Joe Anderson.
Last night's full council meeting happened to coincide with Everton's home game against Arsenal.
I'm sure they were tempted to pair off (the process where two opposing councillors agree not to attend the same meeting to cancel out the effect of their non-attendance), but Cllr Bradley and Cllr Anderson opted to fulfil their civic duties to debate next year's budget.
Instead leaving me to go to the match (I too am an Evertonian) and keep them updated via the odd text message.
Everton played well for most of the game but failed to hang on to their 1-0 lead (Tim Cahill heading for his 100th club goal), the match ending 1-1.
Back at the town hall I'm told Liberal Democrat backbencher Richard Kemp was Man of the Match, with some silky words and facts at his finger tips.
The council's share of council tax will go up by 4.45% in April, no doubt leaving many in Liverpool feeling (regardless of whether a Blue or a Red) that they are on the losing side.