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Liverpool Stand On The Edge Of Failure

The morning after Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League has seen the club reiterate that Rafa Benitez’s position is safe.  Not qualifying for the Champions League knock out stage is a big blow for a club that strives for parity at Europe’s top table. Throughout this season, Liverpool have […]

Lethargic and Disjointed But Liverpool Can’t Panic

The unfortunate downside of modern technology means that any armchair fan can now comment on any team without actually seeing the game. As I type this, I’m listening to Radio 5 and Liverpool “fans” are calling for the head of Benitez. “The worst display I’ve ever seen from a Liverpool […]

Will Daniel Agger Stay At Liverpool?

Daniel Agger is stalling on signing a new contract with Liverpool FC. The obvious problem: his position is overcrowded with quality. The top Danish centre back must compete with Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel who have enjoyed the bulk of the starts this season and don’t forget Sami Hyypia. Jamie […]

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Terry Retains England Captaincy

  John Terry has been handed the Captain’s armband once more by Fabio Capello but this time on a permanent basis. Terry was England’s skipped under Steve McLaren leading England to a 3-0 thrashing of Russia at Wembley and also scoring a critical goal in a near famous victory over […]

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

The Week 27 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 27 Thru Week 27  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   18,083     6   15,116     180   2007   18,241   0.87%   7   16,593   9.77%   181   2008   15,291   -16.17%   7   16,946   2.13%   181   2009   16,844   10.15%   7  […]

Euro 2008 Group C Match Predictions

Italy are staring into the abyss, the players have been arguing the weekend, the Italian press have being going ballistic and the manager Roberto Donadoni is under massive pressure. Under enormous pressure, the coach is expected to ring the changes for tonight’s game against Romania. He’s already confirmed that Del […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]