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It is Suarez Who Broke the Promise

It is Suarez Who Broke the Promise

My thoughts on Luis Suarez’s claims that he had an agreement with Liverpool and should be allowed to leave.

Thoughts on ‘Swansea City: The Rise and Fall’

Thoughts on ‘Swansea City: The Rise and Fall’

Last night I watched the BBC documentary Swansea City: The Rise and Fall. As I watched, the documentary brought to mind several points either relevant to LFC fans or football fans in general which I thought I’d list in brief here:   1) Although Swansea previously enjoyed a period of success, it was largely due to the ability of their […]

Pepe Reina: A Nonperforming Asset

Pepe Reina: A Nonperforming Asset

Quite a few confused people were throwing the ‘FSG are asset-stripping’ trope at me on Twitter, so instead of argue with them all, I thought I’d quickly make my argument here. An asset is, I hope we all know, a useful or valuable object, person, quality or thing which is owned. It is not anything that can be owned. I […]

Ten Predictions For Liverpool’s Season

Ten Predictions For Liverpool’s Season

1 – Higher Defensive Line As I’ve written at length, the defining tactical tweak Rodgers needs to make this season is to set us up to play with a higher defensive line. A lack of pace at the back forced us to drop deep last season, but with the acquisition of quicker centre-backs with more experience playing high-up, we should […]

Prioritising Success

Prioritising Success

As a club with five European Cups and 18 league titles in our cabinet, other trophies have always been something of a consolation prize for Liverpool. In this era of TV-financed football when only Champions League qualification bestows the wealth necessary for success, it’s understandable that many fans feel the Europa League and domestic cups have been significantly devalued. UEFA […]

Dodging Transfer Bullets

Dodging Transfer Bullets

With transfer speculation over who will arrive at Liverpool this summer reaching fever pitch, we take a look at proposed deals – of which some came as close as medicals at the club – that thankfully didn’t materialise.   Read this piece on This is Anfield.

Just One Coutinho – Song

Just One Coutinho – Song

Just one Coutiiinho, we come to see, signed him from Inter, in Italy,  We lost our Torres, and now Suarez, But not Coutinho, He’s still a red!

Should They Stay or Should They Go Now?

Should They Stay or Should They Go Now?

As the season is now over, I thought I’d offer my assessment of how the players have done, and whether I think they are likely to leave, or should be retained or sold in the summer. I’m taking into account competition for places, talents emerging from the Academy, the need to generate funds from sales and the different degree to which players […]

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Suarez?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Suarez?

When Luis Suarez was accused of racially abusing Patrice Evra on the pitch, I was one of the few Liverpool fans who didn’t defend him. The arguments have all been made before, and I have no intention of dragging them up again, but one point I will make is that I was far more disappointed with the club’s handling of the situation than […]

The Europa League? It Is What You Make It

The Europa League? It Is What You Make It

Given a choice between being out of Europe, or playing our first XI in the Europa League, I’d choose to not take part every time. For some fans silverware is everything, but in the modern game its cash that dictates who wins what in a Catch-22 where money is the reward for success, and success is reliant on the ability to […]

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