Scouting Jean-Michael Seri - The Archetypal Playmaker

Scouting Jean-Michael Seri - The Archetypal Playmaker

Poise. Class. Creativity. Bountiful vocabulary has been used to describe the underrated Ivorian midfielder, currently plying his trade in a young, vibrant Nice team, coached by the Klopp-like Lucian Favre and playing alongside the likes of Vincent Koziello, Younes Belhanda and Allasane Plea. With a talented squad capable of hanging with Ligue 1’s opulent giants, Nice, on the whole, could be described very similarly to the man who often carries their midfield – underrated, under the radar, and yet seriously …
The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

There has been a tragic lack of truly iconic figures to have graced the Premier League in recent times. That, at least, is the only logical conclusion one can come to in the face of the overwhelming obsession the fans of so many other clubs have with Liverpool's former captain, Steven Gerrard. From Stoke to Exeter, from Old Trafford to St. Mary's, the supporters of these clubs, quite often when not even playing against the Redmen, will sing their deeply …
In From The Fringes - Joe Allen

In From The Fringes - Joe Allen

"You'd think he was a Spanish player, a real European player. I would have paid many more millions for this kid,"- Brendan Rodgers on signing Joe Allen
Once described as the Welsh Xavi, Joe Allen is one of a few players to see their chances diminished since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. Although Allen has failed to light the Kop on fire since his £15 million move from Swansea, he has proven himself to be a good hand when needed …
Joe Allen: From Xavi to Iniesta

Joe Allen: From Xavi to Iniesta

Pirlo hair. Alonso beard. Welcome to the 5ft 6 enigma that is Joe Allen. Arriving at Liverpool FC three years ago, he was hailed as our catalyst for the tiki-taka, death-by-football programme. Now, he is viewed with – at best – indifference or – at worst – contempt. What happened? Over the last three seasons a culmination of injuries, squad rotations and changes in playing style left Allen both short of game-time and a clear idea of what was demanded …

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