Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

A decent first-half display in the 225th Merseyside derby was the last thing Brendan Rodgers had to shout about as manager of Liverpool Football Club. The final result (1-1) was by the by for the Northern Irishman, as he soon learnt what many fans had known since late last week (thanks to a clued in local fan on Twitter), ie. his days at Anfield were done. Not before time either, certainly not from this side of the fence. That Fenway …
Starting Again With a New Manager - Liverpool and FSG

Starting Again With a New Manager - Liverpool and FSG

The Calm before the Storm. It's always a little difficult when you're having to start over in any walk of life. You get to start afresh and there must be a fear that if you get it wrong, again, you may not be able to recover. Outsiders looking in may consider it an easy job when a football club is looking to appoint a new manager, but is it? You're supposed to look to the future whilst judging likely candidates …
A Day in the Life of...

A Day in the Life of...

It’s been three years and more now since I got the job. The weight of expectations from the company is heavy indeed. Upper management have been proven to be ruthless with the other departments so far, particularly with my counterparts back at Headquarters in Boston, the company’s home soil. Well, they did headhunt me for this job, so I shouldn’t really worry about getting fired now for not meeting those Key Performance Indexes right away. I mean, sure, profits and …
Bring Klopp to the Kop to Replace the Failing Rodgers

Bring Klopp to the Kop to Replace the Failing Rodgers

Many moons ago (roughly ten), last season ended in glorious failure, of sorts, for Liverpool Football Club and its fans. That failure (to get a point against Chelsea/to keep a lead against Palace) was however, very much tempered by the fact that nobody had truly expected us to ever have been in the position which would have made such a heart-wrenchingly tragic collapse possible. Yes, we were buoyed, despite not winning the title; kept afloat by the fact we'd come …
Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
Brendan Rodgers: On Thin Ice

Brendan Rodgers: On Thin Ice

The weekend saw Liverpool's run of abject form continue, as they slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat, further extending their winless run in the Premier League. Not since an injury time own goal spared the Reds' blushes at Loftus Road on 19th October, have Liverpool recorded three points. In fact, a last gasp home win over Swansea, in the Capital One Cup, continues to be the Anfield side's only victory in the last seven - a run which has witnessed …
Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Football has returned, finally! Club football I mean, the good stuff, the stuff that matters. Yes, the Premier League kicked off its new season last Saturday and, by now, all 20 clubs involved have played their opening two matches. The biggest game of the season so far took place on Monday night, when last year's Champions, Manchester City, took on and defeated the runners up in 2013/14, Liverpool FC. When evaluating how the final league standings might appear come the …
The many facets of Rodgers' Liverpool Managerial journey thus far

The many facets of Rodgers' Liverpool Managerial journey thus far

Brendan Rodgers is now coming close to the midway point of his second season as the manager of Liverpool Football Club. It's fair to say that this duration should suffice for most of the club's supporters, if not all, to ascertain what his strengths are and conversely what traits of his that haven't strengthened their confidence in him in rebuilding the great dynasty of Shankly. Young, inexperienced in many ways to shouldering this responsibility, this is a job considered night …