Mo Salah and the Social Media Fallacy

Mo Salah and the Social Media Fallacy

“2019 Resolution: time to get in touch, for real.” That was Mohamed Salah’s last ever tweet. His social media presence vanished, disappearing into the vast void of Internet information that once was. Salah’s deletion of all social media accounts has brought with it a series of questions. Why would he do such a thing? Is he cracking under the pressure of such intense scrutiny for winning penalties? Does this mean he’ll score even more goals now he’s done browsing Reddit …
Dejan Lovren and Anti-Social Media

Dejan Lovren and Anti-Social Media

A few years ago I was working for a media sales company in London. It was the standard setup. I was charged with bringing in a set amount of revenue every quarter from a predetermined number of clients, both existing and warm. On top of that, I had to convert a number of cold contacts into regular sales and customers. It was a tough environment and the pressure was always high. One quarter saw me miss my target by a …
Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

What with the revelations about plans for further expansion of Anfield, the decision to dedicate an entire stand to Kenny Dalglish, the proposed state-of-the-art training facility in Kirkby and a rumoured bumper transfer spend in the summer, one could be forgiven for thinking that things were looking reasonably positive for Liverpool Football Club. This is a truly novel concept for a lot of supporters, but when you add to the mix the heady combination of a clutch of rivals dropping …
The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

There has been a tragic lack of truly iconic figures to have graced the Premier League in recent times. That, at least, is the only logical conclusion one can come to in the face of the overwhelming obsession the fans of so many other clubs have with Liverpool's former captain, Steven Gerrard. From Stoke to Exeter, from Old Trafford to St. Mary's, the supporters of these clubs, quite often when not even playing against the Redmen, will sing their deeply …
The Mercury Is Rising At Anfield

The Mercury Is Rising At Anfield

Trusting your mental well-being to others is a precarious activity at the best of times. Placing your happiness in the hands, or error-prone feet, of a group of talented but notoriously flaky professional footballers, is surely a sign that you are, on some level, quite mad - as mad as a hatter, even. For another writing project, I had been researching the origin of that expression and it turns out that it relates to the mercury poisoning suffered by milliners …
Private Jets, Insomnia And Donuts - A Normal Week At Anfield

Private Jets, Insomnia And Donuts - A Normal Week At Anfield

Here is the latest in a sequence of ways in which writing a daily football column knocks your perspective into a cocked hat. Number 73: Comparing your reality to that of Roberto Firmino. Having missed a day from both my jobs for what the Twitter kids call "reasons," your columnist was left incapacitated enough that he was unable to drive his own beloved mode of transportation to work this morning. It seems as though my employers were anxious to avoid being …
Sad Firmino Misses Europe

Sad Firmino Misses Europe

Sometimes this thing just writes itself. After an evening spent sipping wine and solo-chomping through what some buffoon decided to call a 'sharing bag' of salt n' vinegar crisps, Latest News was sufficiently emboldened to return to the often unsettling world of Twitter in the hope of finding suitable topics to discuss here this morning. As ever, that melting pot of horror and delight rose to the challenge, with quotes galore and terrible opinions aplenty. You see, until late yesterday …
Liverpool Supporters - We're All in it Together!

Liverpool Supporters - We're All in it Together!

This will be my final article of 2016 boys and girls. Whether that's a good or bad thing I'll leave up to you to decide! I do however want to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous new year. It's been a huge privilege for me to have interacted with so many of you on Twitter and thank you for your continued support of both myself and all the other guys at The Anfield …
Media and Agents Exploiting the Liverpool Brand

Media and Agents Exploiting the Liverpool Brand

Countless Twitter debates with fans of opposing teams centre around the idea that Liverpool are no longer a big club. Historically the giant of English football, the Reds took their domestic form into Europe, conquered it five times, and have the actual trophy to prove it. The clubs C.V would stand up to examination against anybodies. However, recent times have seen an abrupt end to the dominance Liverpool had enjoyed over England, and Europe, in the 1980's. One European Cup …
Roberto Firmino should be Liverpool's Player of the Year

Roberto Firmino should be Liverpool's Player of the Year

When Liverpool announced the signing of Roberto Firmino it was met with faux excitement. Many got caught up in the hysteria surrounding the deal and got a little carried away with themselves despite never seeing him play 90 minutes. It was a whirlwind 48 hours from when the news broke that Liverpool were keen on the player to the club announcing his arrival. It was easy to get caught in the buzz. This did no favours for the newly acquired …
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