Is Momentum Building Again Under Klopp?

Is Momentum Building Again Under Klopp?

International breaks are a bit of a curate's egg. Now, that is supposed to mean that there are both good and bad aspects to them and yet the origin of the expression yields a meaning far closer to this columnist's opinion of the all-too-frequent Premier League interruptions. Apparently, the turn of phrase comes from an 1895 Punch cartoon which depicted a meek and sycophantic curate, who, despite being given a stale egg at the bishop's dining table, obsequiously assured his …
Clyne & Henderson In, Matip Out

Clyne & Henderson In, Matip Out

Hello, good evening and welcome to a brief and final Latest News, of the week, where absolutely nothing is wrong. What could be wrong? That television? It was always broken, what of it? Yes, that computer monitor too. The radio too, yeah. What are you implying? Everything's fine. WE SAID IT'S FINE. Football is supposed to be the hot refreshing shower that we take after the increasingly batshit events of the world have sullied us daily. However, on a day when …
Matip Farce Like Brexit Says Klopp

Matip Farce Like Brexit Says Klopp

Klopp: Matip Did Nothing Wrong

Klopp: Matip Did Nothing Wrong

Irrespective of one's political leanings, and trust me, readers, there will never be any such divisive talk here in the paragraphs of Latest News, it is hard to ignore the aptness of Leon Trotsky's take on administrative red tape as it might be applied to the triangle of inertia between FIFA, Fédération Camerounaise de Football and Liverpool's Joel Matip. The neatly bearded Marxist revolutionary and theorist opined that "there is no justice in bureaucracy for the individual, for bureaucracy caters only to itself. …
Matip Absence May Continue

Matip Absence May Continue

Yesterday, as that maestro of the machinations of modern football instructed his preposterously expensive team to get the ball wide and bombard the Liverpool penalty area with crosses and diagonal bombs, this scribbler can't have been alone in thinking that it would have been an altogether more forlorn exercise if Joel Matip had been free to take his place at the heart of the Liverpool rear guard. Jose Mourinho looked on with smug satisfaction as the preening Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his …
For the Love of the Game!

For the Love of the Game!

As far back as I can remember I've loved football. As a child, it was playing Sunday League, Five a side, Headers and Volley's and no matter the weather, I'd always take hours of pleasure practising Keepie Uppies in the garden. I'd play anytime and anywhere, all I needed was something to kick; whether that be a bottle, a balloon or if I was lucky a football. I was always happiest when I had the opportunity to play, in truth …
Suarez Bites But Can Liverpool Fight? Legal Analysis of LFC’s Options

Suarez Bites But Can Liverpool Fight? Legal Analysis of LFC’s Options

Introduction Let’s make one thing clear - I am not defending Luis Suarez. He inexplicably decided to sink his teeth into an opponent for the third time and deserves to be banned. However, we must ask ourselves is the severity of the ban warranted and why is it that Liverpool Football Club is the party that suffers the most? In this article I will analyse the Disciplinary Committee’s decision and explore possible remedies available to Liverpool. What is his punishment? Suarez …
Analysis of FIFA's Disciplinary Process | Will Suarez be banned?

Analysis of FIFA's Disciplinary Process | Will Suarez be banned?

FIFA’s Disciplinary Process: Introduction: FIFA’s Code of Ethics, Disciplinary Code and Regulations govern whether or not a player will be reprimanded for transgressions that occur in relation to their employment as a professional footballer and as a member of FIFA. The authorities of the major leagues are all members of FIFA and as such bound by their decisions in such cases. The Disciplinary Code and Code of Ethics specifically provide for the fact that they apply to all matches and …