Second game of the season. Knee-jerk reactions and all that. Days like these tend to be filed under the title of ‘banging your head against a brick wall’. How long do we keep doing that for though? My relationship with Liverpool FC has changed throughout the years. When I was younger, when I was in […]Read more "The continued Manchester Unitedisation of Liverpool FC"
His glasses keep falling off celebrating. It’s only a matter of time before a lucrative *Specsavers contract falls his way. *Other optical enhancement outlets are available. Jürgen Klopp embraced Saido Mane and the boys on the touchline last Sunday at Arsenal like many of us would greet news of a new left back. When he […]Read more "Becoming A Spectacle?"
The Spanish and the Italians have the right idea. The football season shouldn’t be starting until late August, or even early September. Mid-August is for going on holiday. I’m on holiday. I’m in France. I’m in a little village up a mountain just above Evian. Yes, that place with the water. The kids have been […]Read more "Wish you were here?"
Is the default setting of all Liverpool Supporters to elevate their managers to God-like status? Neil Poole takes a closer look at this perceived phenomenon; one both derided by outsiders and protected and held tight by the club’s own followers. The New Messiah When Jürgen Klopp was appointed Liverpool manager under twelve months ago, he […]Read more "Liverpool Football Club and Personal Jesus"
Summers used to be painful. In a bygone era, when football stopped in mid-to-late May, there would often be a dull and thudding void, a void that could only begin to be shifted by the emergence of the fixture lists in late June. Life would then lighten a little bit more when the pre-season friendlies […]Read more "A Town Closed Down for Winter"