Memorable Merseyside Derbies

Memorable Merseyside Derbies

This weekend’s Merseyside derby is arguably the biggest in years and certainly its outcome could carry particular significance for Brendan Rodgers and his future as Liverpool manager. So, in a break from all the pressure and speculation surrounding the current position of the club, I decided to take a nostalgic look back some of my personal favourite Merseyside derbies. FA Cup Final 1986, Wembley This will always be a special game to me for many reasons, not only was it …
Back To The Future

Back To The Future

When forced to abandon something one loves for a while, there are clear stages of grieving for that lost object of affection. Initially the pain is sharp, like that of a parent whose only child has just flown the nest. You battle the overwhelming impulse to reunite, interfere, intercede. Eventually, however, the severity of the need to remain connected lessens, and one assumes the demeanour of a fond observer, like, say, a sidelined podcast host watching a succession of his …
An Evening With Rodgers

An Evening With Rodgers

I met them both at the Stadium Bukit Jalil press box when the 2nd half started. Duty calls, you see. I was adamant that I spend the 1st half before with my family, eager to impress upon my two elder girls and their cousin sister what it meant to immerse themselves in the game that was being played that evening. The Mighty Reds were in town. And they were up against a select team of players chosen from the Malaysian …
Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club just embarked on a pre-season tour of the United States. The Reds will play a least four games over the next fortnight, against the likes of Roma, Manchester City and AC Milan, in four different cities - Boston, Chicago, New York and Charlotte. The tour squad includes new signings Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert, with Loic Remy said to be on route to the USA for a medical, before completing his transfer and …
A Celebration of the Ninety Six

A Celebration of the Ninety Six

Last Monday fans and first team players at a sold out Anfield were treated to a thoroughly entertaining encounter between a team of Local Legends and a team of International Legends. I was lucky enough to be invited into the Press Box for the game and also took over the Anfield Index Twitter account for the game. Walking up to the ground before kick off you could sense a certain buzz around Anfield with everyone in attendance in high spirits …
Match Report: Liverpool's Legends

Match Report: Liverpool's Legends

A packed Anfield was treated to an entertaining afternoon as the Liverpool Local Legends took on the International Legends in an encounter which ended 2-2, with the goals coming via a brace from Robbie Fowler, a Michael Thomas own goal, and Bruno Cheyrou. It was very much a game of two halves as Kenny Dalglish's Local Legends had the majority of the chances in the first 45 minutes, with the first coming to Robbie Fowler, who tried to find Sander …
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