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Tactics and the Modern Game: the Perils of Overstating the Case

And my particular bugbear, this week, is bullshit-artists who try to over-complicate a perfectly simple game by waffling on interminably about formations and tactics; holding midfielders, players in the hole, galloping wing-backs blah, blah, blah snooze yawn in a bid to make out they’re more clever than everyone else. There […]

Rick Parry Is To Leave Liverpool

  What on earth is happening at Liverpool this week? There seems to some major leaking going on behind the scenes that seem to point to two camps eager to try and score points against each other. News has begun to circulate this morning that the chief executive, Rick Parry is to […]

Not a Happy Guus While Rafa’s Going No Where,

I’m happy Guus is not as thrilled about Chelsea’s 1-0 win as I am. A bit of a side bar before I get into the news tonight. Chelsea are extremely lucky they are a goal to the good heading into their Champions League second leg. For starters, I don’t believe […]

Is Mourinho Really The Special One?

Tomorrow night sees a meeting between two of  Europe’s best coaches in the Champions League when Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United travel to Milan to face Jose Mourinho’s Inter side. Mourinho’s magic touch is still continuing in his current spell in Italy, with one trophy already safely stashed away with the SuperCoppa and […]

Benitez and Mowbray’s Words Fail to Show Up on the Pitch

You would think Rafa Benitez would have already learned his lesson. Instead Rafa is left to choke on more words, and a title dream lost. Before Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City, Rafa reacted to Arsene Wenger’s comments that Manchester United were untouchable. “I can only talk of my team […]

Liverpool Have Blown Their Title Chance

Alex Ferguson will be singing the praises of Manchester City today after Liverpool stuttered, spluttered and failed to find the winning goal they needed to have any chance of winning the title. From a fantastic position before Christmas, Liverpool have thrown point after point away to allow Manchester United to […]

Hiddink to Chelsea And Other Premier League News

For Chelsea fans, this is another case of ‘here we go again’. The Chelsea international manager merry-go-round continued Tuesday after Roman went all guns blazing after the man who has been managing the national team of his birth. Despite all the media reports of Avram Grant, Frank Rijkaard, even the […]

Liverpools Title Challenge Is Slipping Away

What is Rafa Benitez playing at? Liverpool have had a nightmare January and from being out in front, now find themselves back amongst their rivals in third place, having dropped 6 points in the last 3 league games. Comparing their performances in the Premiership since their emphatic win at Newcastle on December 28th, […]

Rafa’s Ranting Is Doing Liverpool No Favors

The sooner Rafa Benitez keeps his mouth shut about how teams are playing against Liverpool, even in off handed ways, and focuses on getting your team back on the winning path; the better off you will be. The comments made after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at the JJB against Wigan in […]

Liverpool’s Title Chances On The Brink

Three weeks is a long time in football and Liverpool must be wondering why there season is beginning to splutter just when they needed to kick on. The game against Newcastle United on December 28th easily saw Liverpool’s best performance of the season so far, completely ripping the Geordie’s apart at […]

Benitez Attacks Ferguson: Press Conference Video

Watch the video of Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez who has launched a blistering attack against Sir Alex Ferguson in a Liverpool press conference early Friday morning. This will definitely start a war of words between Rafa and Fergie, and expect plenty of sparks to fly in the coming days and […]

I'm On Setanta Sports: Jose Interviews Rafa

The latest episode of I’m On Setanta Sports has a decidedly North American feel to it this week with a caller from San Diego, a letter from Toronto and a focus on Liverpool America FC with a Rafa Benitez interview. Be champions! [display_podcast]

Liverpool and Arsenal Are Flat-Track Bullies; Only In Reverse

It’s been the same story from Liverpool and Arsenal all season. To become Premier League champions, both teams lack the consistency needed not only in their results, but also in their performances on the pitch. Saturday was another perfect example as both teams underwhelmed against opposition they should have beaten. […]

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Gazidis Comments Show Disconnect with Arsenal Fans

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said that the Gunners can “cope” without playing in the Champions League.  Many Arsenal supporters are upset with the ownership, and Ivan Gazidis’ comments will only fuel more discontent towards the board. It is very unlikely that Arsenal will be able to finish in the […]

McClaren's Weaknesses Spell Disaster for England

By John Nicholson Is Steve McClaren a two-faced hypocrite? Yes, says ex-players Massimo Maccarone and Danny Mills, no says, well, nobody except McClaren. Both sides are obviously biased, but there is an air of truth about these criticisms simply because they confirm so many fans long held beliefs, that McClaren […]

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Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

A Singaporean accused of leading the world’s largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption. Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of […]

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]