Diego Costa is like a mard-arse version of Peter Withe. Withe was a horrible, awkwardly shaped individual. All elbows, fists, snarls, confrontation and goals. He wasn’t shy in doling out his thoughts on the game of football, or to his opponents out on the pitch. Physically forthright, is how you could class him. Withe was […]Read more "Withe or Without You"
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"
‘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"
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"