New Year’s Eve at Anfield had a genuine workday feel to it in some respects. A lot was made of the fact that the Premier League and beyond had scheduled an extensive day of football, when many people had parties, or nights out to get to. In reality, although it doesn’t happen too often, it […]Read more "Liverpool 1 Kenneth Branagh 0"
2 points dropped, or 1 point gained? What slant have you taken? Even going back to the days of The Dell; Southampton away has always been a complex issue. Some of our most legendary teams tripped up in Hampshire. On other days we strolled in, kicked metaphorical chairs across the room, and turned over metaphorical […]Read more "Saints Day: Southampton V Liverpool"
Sunday was a good day. I was shoulder barged by Luther Blissett on a crowded pavement on Walton Breck Road before the game. Claim. To. Fame. It was one of those accidental things you do when suddenly faced with a wall of people, and you’re left with no option but to go for the most […]Read more "Shoulder barged by Luther Blissett – Liverpool v Watford"
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"
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 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"
You have to love a League Cup away. There was an appetite for that last night. An appetite on the pitch and an appetite on the terraces. Yes, actual terraces. Burton Albion have three years to get rid of those terraces. While the introduction of all-seater stadiums hasn’t stopped supporters standing at football matches, it […]Read more "You get bags more buzz at Burton"