Why Man United Are The Stuff Of Nightmares For A Southern Red

Why Man United Are The Stuff Of Nightmares For A Southern Red

January 24th, 1999. It’s a Sunday afternoon that still fills me with horror, and always will. I was turning 12 years of age the following day, and with Sky Sports still not a part of my household, my Dad took me to the pub to watch Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Man United, as a pre-birthday treat. Not only did we miss Michael Owen head the Reds into a very early lead at Old Trafford (the traffic in …
Football Fans: Adopting the Persona

Football Fans: Adopting the Persona

I’m a great believer in the theory that some football fans subconsciously adopt the persona of the manager that leads their club of choice. How the mentality and outlook of the man that picks the team, the man that holds the fans very mood for the rest of the week in his hands, will be transmitted into the psyche of the fans within a relatively short period of time. Football fans basically want to buy into the product the manager …
The Risks of Signing Premier League Proven Players

The Risks of Signing Premier League Proven Players

Premier League proven vs Foreign League signings is a debate that continues to rage on. The transfer window fans the flame of this topic and the signings made, or not made, during those windows keep this topic of debate relevant until the next transfer window is upon us. This isn't a new concept, not by a long shot. It's just a newly coined term. 'Premier League proven'. Premier League proven doesn't actually mean you've proven anything in the Premier League, …
Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Those tinges of heartbreak from seeing Manchester City winning the league, and not the Reds, were instantaneously replaced by the euphoria of actually being in a title race until the very last day of the season. Universally, nobody would dare say this was a failure of a season in anyway. Not even the judgmental mainstream media. History will ultimately judge Rodgers’ team, built in his image of flair, confidence, guile, steel, and of vulnerability, that it will grow on to …
Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness

Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness