Carragher, Neville And The Cult Of The Pundit

Carragher, Neville And The Cult Of The Pundit

Regular visitors to these paragraphs will know that profound analytical breakdowns of systems and tactics are anathema to this columnist. It's not that I don't appreciate the folk who do that sort of thing, you understand. They provide us all with a valuable service, bless 'em. How many times have you drunkenly thrown out a stat or tactical observation that had been painstakingly compiled by one such hard-working analyst - their slaving over a hot laptop serving only to earn …
Getting the League title to Anfield: a £200m project?

Getting the League title to Anfield: a £200m project?

“You could say they need to spend £ 100m, but where does that get you in today’s market? If they are going to have a real go it needs to be more like £ 200m….”  Alan Hansen
I admire Hansen for what he helped the club achieve but he will find that even Klopp for whom his suggestion is meant to help, may not share in his prescription. The equation of money equals success has been propagated for …
Memorable Merseyside Derbies

Memorable Merseyside Derbies

This weekend’s Merseyside derby is arguably the biggest in years and certainly its outcome could carry particular significance for Brendan Rodgers and his future as Liverpool manager. So, in a break from all the pressure and speculation surrounding the current position of the club, I decided to take a nostalgic look back some of my personal favourite Merseyside derbies. FA Cup Final 1986, Wembley This will always be a special game to me for many reasons, not only was it …