Liverpool FC: The Rough Edge of the Diamond

Liverpool FC: The Rough Edge of the Diamond

Right. Let’s get this clear up front. Me and tactics? It’s like asking David Cameron to be compassionate. However, lately, I’ve made an effort to try and make sense of this Liverpool side. Watching it all I’m so confused as to what on earth it is we’re trying to do. Why play Gerrard and Lucas as a two? Why rest Raheem in the Premiership and then play him in the League cup? Why can’t we create chances? Lots of why’s …
We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

The best way to get over a defeat is to win the next match; so the the old adage goes, and who are we to argue? Happily, participating in four competitions means you never have to wait too long for a chance at redemption. The ignominy of Saturday's teatime capitulation, to a Stewart Downing inspired West Ham, abides in the background of our thoughts still, however resplendent in their novelty the bright, shiny memories of a bizarre, epic League Cup …
Brendan Rodgers: A Man For All Seasons?

Brendan Rodgers: A Man For All Seasons?

Fuming is one way to put it. Disgusted another. Sadly, not surprised. It’s been a full 30 odd hours since the West Ham game. I’ve been quiet, composed (to a degree) and quick to check myself before sending a tweet in rage at the issues that have been brewing for a while. I’ve been through a strange time lately. Moving back home to Scotland and driving 111 mile round trip on a contract assignment I have until december. It’s left …
Football Fans Are Hypocrites

Football Fans Are Hypocrites

If I were to call you a hypocrite, chances are you’d be at least a little offended. After all, nobody likes being called names do they? However, as a football fan - whether you like to admit it or not - being one is almost second nature. In fact, if you’re not one I would go as far as to say that you are actually in the minority. As football fans we are naturally passionate about the club we support, …
Brendan's Blind Spots

Brendan's Blind Spots

Admittedly this has been written in the aftermath to an atrocious performance from the Redmen away at West Ham United, however that's down more to my laziness than anything I saw during the game. The fact is, these problems have been there for a long time. A quick disclaimer before we start, I am a huge fan of Brendan Rodgers, I have written numerous articles about him and firmly believe he is the man to make us great once again. …
Every Tale Has Its Villains | Liverpool FC

Every Tale Has Its Villains | Liverpool FC

Like the Joker to Batman. Like Moriarty to Sherlock. Like Scar to Mufasa. Every hero has the dark shroud overcome them at significant points of the story. Yet there doesn’t seem to be a cure in sight. Every tale has it’s villain, and Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool has certainly met theirs; and conveniently, as if it wasn’t painstakingly obvious already, the Villains are the Villains. That is to say, the apt nickname of Aston Villa football club is the thorn in …
Jordan Henderson | Why He's The Correct Choice For Vice Captain

Jordan Henderson | Why He's The Correct Choice For Vice Captain

A dramatic turnaround shows the measure of a player, and none more so than Jordan Henderson, who has been named as Liverpool’s new vice-captain. When he first came to Liverpool, only 20 years old, the glimpses we saw in his first season were quite timid, and looking like this step was one too big at the time. No doubt, there was potential there, but nothing like the Jordan Henderson we know today. As a fan of Jordan as a player …
Sakho and Lovren: The Odd Couple

Sakho and Lovren: The Odd Couple

The appetite has been whetted, the summer consigned to the history books, the Premier League has assumed complete control of our consciousness - almost - alas, however; we sit in the midst of one of the most frustrating weekends of the year. Yes, international football has again stolen our weekend thunder, by rearing it's head and boring us half to death, just as we were being swept along, if not happily in all cases then certainly willingly, by the rushing …
To Marquee, or Not To Marquee? That Was The Question for Liverpool

To Marquee, or Not To Marquee? That Was The Question for Liverpool

As the dust settles following the closure of the transfer market there is still a lingering question for many: Why didn’t we buy a so called marquee signing? Of course in a way you could argue we did as in terms of talent and worldwide column inches Balotelli certainly ticks the boxes. However when people bemoan the absence of a so called marquee signing what they really mean is a marquee signing who isn’t in any way considered to have …
Liverpool's Vice-Captaincy Conundrum

Liverpool's Vice-Captaincy Conundrum

As gracefully as he once glided up the pitch with the ball at his feet Daniel Agger has departed Liverpool to return to the club where his career began. His heavily tattooed body has finally given in to the demands of English football, demands which have seen him plagued by injuries, stopping him reaching the heights he was supposed …
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