Feed the Scousers

Feed the Scousers

Feed the Scousers, let them know it’s Christmas time.
How we laugh eh? I was at St James' Park last week for that inexplicably insipid performance from what had, up until that point, been an impressive looking all-red bandwagon we had going on there. (Chill out everyone, it will kick in again any match-day now.) When Newcastle United fans are taking the piss out of you, then you know it has to have been a pretty bad day …
Chaos-Kitchen: Shooting-up the Table

Chaos-Kitchen: Shooting-up the Table

Delicate. Intricate. Profligate. Manchester City's candy-cane tower has come crumbling down. Forget City's Soufflé-style of calculated luxury: we've entered Jürgen's Black Forest Gateau of Mayhem. High-class  pomp has been decimated by working-class passion as the Moneyball-marauding FSG out-bought City's billions in all areas. On sponsors alone, Liverpool's Subway, Gatorade and Dunkin' Donuts deals dwarf against the likes of City's Nike, Aabar and Etihad Airlines. Put this against a backdrop of City's £150-million-spend in summer 2015 alone and Liverpool's victory was more than a football match: it was a …
No Divine Right To The Top Four, But That's Okay

No Divine Right To The Top Four, But That's Okay

Jurgen Klopp tried his best to blow away his statement on fans leaving early on Sunday evening. Little did he know that he had addressed an elephant in the room that's been sitting there since he arrived, waiting for the bubble to burst. A fair portion of our fan base remains stuck in the euphoria of 2005 and the depression of the title that never was. We cling on to the hopes that we will get a new Gerrard and …
Hate Expectations: Why Klopp's Cool is Essential

Hate Expectations: Why Klopp's Cool is Essential

"If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something." – Eminem. I like Eminem. I really do. Hidden ironies, duplicitous meanings and hyperbolic analogisms are all things I enjoy. But when these lyrics conspire to become comparative with the future, the lyrics remain relevant and can reach levels of genius. As Liverpool fans we have grown accustomed to being disappointed. Like Palestine in the era of Second Temple Judaism, …
Klopp and The Kop

Klopp and The Kop

Today Jurgen Klopp officially began his tenure as Liverpool manager and Anfield has quiet understandably lost it's mind, overcome with joy and expectation. Fans have been craving the appointment of a top-class coach since the departure of Rafael Benitez. Since Benitez's exit in 2010 it has been a succession of almost managers: Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish (in his second stint) and Roy Hodgson represent a far inferior pedigree to that of Klopp. The possibilities are potentially endless for Liverpool with …
Everton v Liverpool: 3 Things To Think About

Everton v Liverpool: 3 Things To Think About

Ahead of the Merseyside derby this Sunday, Liverpool head into the historic tie under immense pressure. Unlike previous encounters, the Reds aren't the favourites. Brendan Rodgers has led the squad through a hail of poor performances and is only just holding onto his job, Daniel Sturridge has the weight of a club on his dodgy ankles and a loss could be the catalyst for drastic change at England's most successful, and currently most suffering, club. Here are three things to …
The Importance of Winning the Derby

The Importance of Winning the Derby

Twitter is the breeding ground for bad ideas and I've seen plenty on there lately. From the petition to sign Marco Reus, the "let's all dress as Jurgen Klopp" for the Villa game movement that made the press to the recent "I hope we lose so Brendan Rodgers is sacked" gang that's starting to get some traction. I've seen tweets along the lines of "yeah a loss to Everton definitely means the end for Rodgers." Obviously I've improved the grammar …
Best and Worst of Recent Merseyside Derbies

Best and Worst of Recent Merseyside Derbies

Derby day is around the corner. The time of the season when the city of Liverpool unites in an amalgamation of red and blue. Little red children walk hand in hand with little blue children. The elderly Toffee fan gazes longingly into the eyes of the of the recently retired Liverbird wondering if she would join him for a late dinner after the game. Rival fans join each other for a harmonious, banter-filled pre-match luncheon whilst others chat cordially about …
The Merseyside Derby - A Family Feud

The Merseyside Derby - A Family Feud

In the late months of 2000, my aunt and Godmother died. That’s the same person, by the way. It was a bad time but not a double tragedy. My aunty Pat was my Dad’s sister. She was very glamorous with a mop of blonde hair, had a hearty laugh and called me ‘soft lad’. I absolutely adored her. She lived near Tuebrook, Liverpool with my cousin Lisa and I always regret not knowing her better. For some reason I was …
Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

Clean Sheets Don't Hide The Dirt in Defence for Liverpool

"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed" - Irene Peter.
Defensive frailties have been at the forefront of Brendan Rodgers' reign as Liverpool manager so far. The goals of last season papered over last season's cracks and despite the improvement since Christmas 2014, Liverpool are only 4 goals better off defensively than they were at this point last season. The main difference from this season to last is that the attack isn't rescuing the defence, …
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