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Tag Archives: Steven Gerrard

England Lose, But More Injury Woe For Gerrard

Posted on by James Beckett

England’s poor 2010 concluded as they slid to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to France, but the night may be remembered for the “Club v Country” debate returning once again. Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry and captain Rio Ferdinand all picked … Continue reading

Gerrard Gives Liverpool And Rooney A Welcome Boost

Posted on by James Beckett

Steven Gerrard gave us all a timely reminder of his quality with a stunning hat-trick to help Liverpool overcome a stubborn Napoli side. Will this performance mark the general return to form of midfielder and could he be the inspiration … Continue reading

Liverpool Back On Track?

Posted on by James Beckett

There was finally some joy for Roy Hodgson after his Liverpool side gained a potentially vital victory over Blackburn at Anfield. While it might not have lifted Liverpool out of the bottom three, the result will certainly act as a … Continue reading

Liverpool Improve, But Why The Changes?

Posted on by James Beckett

Liverpool produced an improved display to gain a well earned 0-0 draw against Napoli. Reds boss Roy Hodgson opted to make a whole host of changes for the game, but his fringe players certainly impressed with notable performances from Jay … Continue reading

Torres: How Does Roy Solve A Problem Like Fernando?

Posted on by Michael Scallon

It is never surprising to hear Sir Alex Ferguson saying something ‘controversial’. Whether it’s emotional, pointless sniping at a beleaguered enemy or an attempt some kind of Jedi Mind Trick deployed to ‘psych out’ Liverpool and their players is up to you. An interesting … Continue reading

A Welcome Result For Capello

Posted on by James Beckett

With the pressure on Fabio Capello,  England finally delivered a performance to make the country proud. But was this result and the performance the start of a change in fortunes for Capello or another result that get’s our hopes up … Continue reading

Hodgson Transfers to Bring Liverpool Success?

Posted on by James Beckett

Fernando Torres returned to goal scoring form to give Liverpool’s season a much needed kick-start against West Brom. But will this be the start of a bright season for Roy Hodgson’s side or will the men from Merseyside disappoint once … Continue reading

Can Liverpool Challenge for Fourth?

Posted on by Michael Scallon

The last three permanent managers of Liverpool have all overseen a familiar pattern of events. Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez all enjoyed moderately successful starts – Evans had a decent first full league season, Houllier a distant third … Continue reading

Joe Cole's Move: Great for Liverpool, Bad for Joe

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

So the Londoner is off to Merseyside. In what has been a stale post-World Cup transfer cycle, where hearsay reigns supreme over any actual movement, this week saw the first eyebrow-raising move: Joe Cole to Liverpool. Eyebrow-raising because all summer … Continue reading

Liverpool Supporters: Is It Time for Steven Gerrard to Move On?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As focus on the World Cup soon gives way to the silly season, a plethora of rumors on which players may or may not be leaving or joining new clubs are sure to hit the Internet in abundance in the … Continue reading

English Football Is Not Dead, But It's On The Critical List

Posted on by Paul Bestall

There is a current malaise effecting almost everyone in England that follows the national side, from fans, retailers, journalists and TV executives. The finger of blame is being pointed fairly equally between Fabio Capello and the highly paid, highly hyped … Continue reading

How Fabio Capello Blew it, and Why He Should Be Fired

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

I am fully aware that I am late to the why-England-were-eliminated-party here, but as I’ve pored over the litany of explanations on the web, I’ve found that there is an unfair discrepancy of player blame vs. manager blame. Sure, the … Continue reading

England’s Biggest Problem – They Are Just Not that Good

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  For a number of months there has been a debate on this site about how good the English team really is.  Most have claimed that this version of the Three Lions represented a golden generation of players finally coming … Continue reading

The U.S. Becomes a Soccer Nation, If Just For One Day

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Walking up and down the streets of New York before the most highly anticipated U.S. soccer match in history, one could have mistaken this city for London, Berlin or Rio de Janeiro. Thousands of people clad in football jerseys, and … Continue reading

For Abject England, Expect More of the Same

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  England fans have traditionally been guilty of the sin of not really looking.  Reading the English press, there seems a general sense of shock about how their team performed in their first game yesterday.  But to a neutral observer, … Continue reading

Rio Ferdinand's Exit Doesn't Hinder England's Chances of Winning the World Cup (Welcome to the England Captaincy Steven Gerrard)

Posted on by Jesse Chula

On a day where two of the Premier League’s brightest and most popular stars succumbed to various knacks and knocks and subsequently exit the World Cup, another of the league’s most popular athletes ascends into the captaincy of the England National team … Continue reading

Is Rafa Benitez About To Walk Alone?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So it seems the end is drawing close for Rafa Benitez at Anfield, with reports all over the place pointing to the Liverpool owners offering Benitez £3 million to leave immediately. Quite what has happened to bring Liverpool lurching in … Continue reading

The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 … Continue reading