Crystal Palace. Crystal Amazed. See what I did there? I absolutely loved The Crystal Maze. Alberto Moreno and Emre Can combined to put us 1-0 up. Amazing really. That’s the much maligned Alberto Moreno and Emre Can. I’m not downplaying the initial ball played in by the enigmatic Philippe Coutinho, but come on, that’s Alberto. […]Read more "Crystal Palace v Liverpool – Crystal Amazed"
Earning our Spurs eh? While Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion came to stifle, and yes, yes, Jose Mourinho’s side was the obvious joke when it came to statements about them being the ideal warm up for taking on a Tony Pulis (Pew-liss) powered entity, Tottenham Hotspur were a bit more amenable to the concept […]Read more "Earning our Spurs – Liverpool v Tottenham"
I got into a Twitter conversation the other day about where, as a fixture on the footballing calendar, Liverpool vs Manchester United now finds itself. Stephen Tudor; Manchester City fan and the man behind the rather fantastic website The Daisy Cutter mentioned an article he was writing for FourFourTwo, which was basically designed to expound […]Read more "Two bald men fighting over a comb – Liverpool FC v Manchester Utd"
Asking for doors to be kicked in, and actually seeing them be kicked in are usually two entirely different matters when it comes to Liverpool FC. We kicked the doors in at Swansea City on Saturday. We kicked the doors in at home to Hull City seven days earlier. Each of those doors were kicked […]Read more "It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Liverpool FC"
Belligerence in the face of disharmony is an art-form. Jeremy Corbyn probably isn’t going to be the Prime Minister of this disjointed nation of ours, but he might just ensure that when Labour do return to power, it might just do so with its most socialist sympathetic Prime Minister since Harold Wilson. It isn’t always […]Read more "Unity Is Strength? Klopp in Control at Liverpool"
‘The Fun Is in The Building’. I must have imagined it. I was convinced ‘The Fun Is in The Building’ used to be an old Meccano slogan from the 1980s. It appears that it wasn’t. Pride Park, or ‘The iPro’ as they insist upon calling it these days was more or less the original Meccano […]Read more "The fun is in the building – Derby County vs Liverpool FC"
Is that a regular thing that Chelsea do? Diego Costa taking the match-starting kick-off on his own. I’d be half inclined to class it as a set-piece kick-off. It’s a bit shit like. I don’t get the antipathy towards Friday night football. On nights like this it’s a beautiful thing. I’m old enough to remember […]Read more "(We All Want To Go To) Chelsea"
Lucas at centre back. James Milner at left back. Simon Mignolet STILL in goal. Jordan Henderson being primed as a defensive midfielder of purpose. Adam Lallana Appreciation Day coming soon, for a man who seems set to follow in the footsteps of Joe Allen in becoming the ‘darling’ of the crowd, when previously viewed with […]Read more "Recycled Furniture at Anfield"
The snowball effect. It’s a multi-occasion phrase. Anything can escalate, and when it does it’s often referred to as being party to the snowball effect. The snowball starts as a small thing, but as it rolls it gets bigger and it gains more and more momentum. Where it stops is anyone’s guess. I once wrote […]Read more "New Issue – Out Today"
Flattering at Arsenal. Deceptive at Burnley. Flattering and deceptive at Tottenham Hotspur. One step forward, one step back, one step to the side. A footballing version of that strange round and round and round walking dance *The Shadows used to do. *Check them out on YouTube kids. Seen to be believed, seeeeeeeeeen to be believed. […]Read more "The flattering deception of Liverpool FC"