Molby On The Spot - Making Changes

Molby On The Spot - Making Changes

Trev Downey clasps his Mo Salah hot water bottle to his freezing Irish chest and gets into the weeds with Jan Molby, as the lads tackle the Champions League draw and the frankly insane holiday fixture congestion in a desperate attempt to avoid the main topic of the day - the disappointing derby against Everton. The match discussion takes in the controversial lineup, the equally controversial penalty and a tongue-in-cheek comparison of the merits of the two defences. As ever, The Great Dane is in fine form and Trev manages to stop his chattering teeth from ruining the podcast, so that’s nice …
Molby On The Spot - Get Yer Shakers Out

Molby On The Spot - Get Yer Shakers Out

In this episode of Molby On The Spot, Trev Downey and Jan Molby have the happy task of reflecting on two wins, eight goals and six points. It’s got match analysis that’s as insightful as ever from The Great Dane as the lads revel in attacking prowess of Liverpool’s Fab Four. There’s chat about Jürgen Klopp’s capacity for winding up other managers, discussion on the general pointlessness of the Hollywood Ball and even some talk about Barcelona’s upcoming seasonal fundraising …
The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 6) - Ahead of his Time?

The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 6) - Ahead of his Time?

This is the sixth instalment of our Souness Years series, looking behind-the-scenes of what went on at Liverpool during the Souness era of the early 90s. You can find the first five parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 ROY EVANS: I tried to talk Graeme out of sacking Thommo. I told him to get him in the office, sit him down and have the whole thing out, face to face. Both of them could have got …
Molby On The Spot - Mo Goals, Mo' Problems

Molby On The Spot - Mo Goals, Mo' Problems

In this episode of Molby on the Spot, Trev Downey and Jan Molby discuss what was ultimately a disappointing point, as Liverpool were pegged back for the second time in a week. Jan runs the rule over the controversial selections by the manager and the lads try to work out the rationale behind them. The midfield gets some close scrutiny and Jan gives his expert view on the shortcomings of the players in that department. Jürgen reckons that he “can easily live with a point against Chelsea,” but the lads are not so sure. Are you? As always, there are some laughs along the way …
The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 5) - The Unforgivable Interview

The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 5) - The Unforgivable Interview

This is the fifth instalment of our Souness Years series, looking behind-the-scenes of what went on at Liverpool during the Souness era of the early 90s.  You can find the first four parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 RONNIE WHELAN: Dicks and Ruddock were bought because Souey wanted strong, hard men in his team. And that’s fine – Souey was a strong, hard man too. But he was a top-class ball-player as well. JAN MOLBY: As a …
Molby On The Spot - Taking Ownership

Molby On The Spot - Taking Ownership

On this week's Molby On The Spot, Trev Downey speaks to Jan Molby about the latest three-goal winning margin achieved by Jürgen's Redmen. The conversation ranges from the finer arts of defending to the importance of midfield goals and even features a Molby masterclass in how top players control their ball-striking. There's chat about the Sturridge and Coutinho rumours and even a recommendation to Everton about who they should appoint. As ever, Molby is on the spot...and spot-on …
The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 4) - More Transfer Woe for the Reds

The Souness Years - In Their Own Words (Part 4) - More Transfer Woe for the Reds

This is the fourth instalment of our Souness Years series, looking behind-the-scenes of what went on at Liverpool during the Souness era of the early 90s. You can find the first three parts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 GRAEME SOUNESS: I bought Paul Stewart to provide the muscle in midfield. He moved to Spurs and they converted him into a midfield player. JAMIE CARRAGHER: He welcomed me into the reserve side with a ‘What the fuck are you doing …
The Souness Years - Rebuilding & Rob Jones (Part 3)

The Souness Years - Rebuilding & Rob Jones (Part 3)

In this third instalment of our Souness Years series, we delve deeper into the behind-the-scenes activities during the turbulent Souness era of the early 90s. You can find the first two parts here: Part 1 Part 2 RONNIE WHELAN: You had a team now that wasn’t stable and united. There was a lot of individual play. Different players were doing different things. They weren’t fitting into a system. JOHN BARNES: When Kenny bought me and Peter Beardsley into the side, …
Molby On The Spot - Managing Expectations

Molby On The Spot - Managing Expectations

In this week’s Molby On The Spot, Trev Downey and Jan Molby cover a range of topics in the absence of a match to review. They speak about Liverpool medical chief Andy Massey’s comments about Klopp’s training regime, the setback suffered by Nathaniel Clyne, a couple of potential comings and goings in January, the importance of allowing players to happily travel with their international sides and how Michael Owen should really rein it in…or else he might fall off another horse …
The Souness Years - In Their Own Words: Part 2 - Too Much Too Soon?

The Souness Years - In Their Own Words: Part 2 - Too Much Too Soon?

In this second instalment of our Souness Years series, we delve deeper into the behind-the-scenes activities during the turbulent Souness era of the early 90s. Part 1 - The Souness Years: In Their Own Words - The Change of Guard was released earlier this week. GRAEME SOUNESS: McMahon and Beardsley came into my office and hinted they were ready to move on unless there were guarantees of regular first-team football and improved terms to go with it. I was impetuous …
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