Reflecting on August's error of judgement

Reflecting on August's error of judgement

"Part of me can't help but think that the side that beat us to win the league by a point have strengthened while we've stood still." That's what I tweeted on 7 August 2019. Manchester City had just broken the bank for a big-name full-back again, this time Juventus' Joao Cancelo. Earlier in the summer, they had brought in Rodri, a coveted 23-year-old who seemed set for a seamless transition into Pep Guardiola's purring midfield. On 27 July, I had …
West Ham v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds make it three league wins in a row at London Stadium?

West Ham v Liverpool Preview - Can Reds make it three league wins in a row at London Stadium?

The Details Venue - London Stadium, London Referee - Kevin Friend Date & Time - Monday, February 4th @ 20:00 Current Odds - West Ham 15/2 Draw 17/4, Liverpool 2/5 Form West Ham Form Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham are currently 12th in the Premier League table. They have lost their last three games including an exit from the FA Cup at the hands of League One's AFC Wimbledon. Their last home fixture, however, was an impressive 1-0 win over Unai Emery's Arsenal when Declan …
Why Replays Aren't So Bad This Year For Liverpool

Why Replays Aren't So Bad This Year For Liverpool

The most recent result is in – after a fair performance by a young Liverpool squad against a full West Ham side, the FA Cup Fourth Round came to a nil-nil close.  West Ham confirmed the replay date shortly after the match: 9 February. Replay.  It’s a word Liverpool fans have grown to loathe in seasons past.  There is, of course, plenty of evidence why a replay is not ideal.  Dan Kennett recently stated on the Under Pressure podcast for …