Category Archives: Liverpool
Again, football has been dominated by one issue in the last week or so, and indeed over the last year.
I’m not referring to the fact that a toddler’s got more chance of finishing a bowl of soup with a plastic fork than Luis Suarez has of finishing a decent chance. And No, it’s not even the question as to why the Wayne Rooney who plays for Man United seems a master class away from the one who turns out for England. Nor is it the fact that Harry Redknapp continues to make the rest of the pundits on Match of the Day look like chumps of the highest order.
No, it’s Read On..
Jose Mourinho has openly said that he would welcome a return to England and manage `any club` in the Premier League when his stint in charge of Real Madrid is over. The straight talking Portuguese made some very direct comments over this stating that after Real `England, that`s for sure`.
Mourinho also said that when in England he is Blue a direct reference to his old team Chelsea but is a return to Stamford Bridge remotely likely? Roman Abramovich sacked the `special one` in 2007 after three years that brought a string of honours, including back to back Premiership wins.
Fans across the globe rejoice as Premier League football comes back after the boredom that was International football. With 8 cracking games lined up for Saturday, football fans are spoilt for choice. The only real downer is the fact that 6 of these games kick off at the same time meaning viewers will have a hard time picking the games to watch.
Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.
Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.
Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…
Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.
Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.
Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.
Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!
Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal
Keep up to date by following us on twitter via @FRivalries Read On..
It has been a funny transfer window. Not least with Robin Van Persie’s shock move to Manchester United. A transfer that most would have scoffed at this time 3 months ago.
Now we have the bizarre episode with QPR and Joey Barton. I think that whenever a foreign club comes in for an English player it raises a few eyebrows unless it is one like David Beckham or Michael Owen to Real Madrid. I know that Barton’s end of season behaviour was appalling, but surely the punishments handed out by QPR were undeserved, a fine was surely the just outcome without the unusually poor treatment the club followed up with, which Read On..
I am permantely worried about the state of these almost compulsory wage increases for our footballers.
News that Vincent Kompany is now paid 200k a week horrifies me. Don’t get me wrong he is one of Europe’s top central defenders.
He is a defender and cannot score fifty goals a season and win games like a top striker can, I don’t see how he can therefore demand this much money.
It worries me that distinctly average players will now be demanding 100k a week a benchmark that only the top players of five years ago could demand.
As much as I was looking forward to watching match of the day with the pundit line up of Lineker, Hansen and Shearer I always feel that there is so much to take in and the short highlight clips never really allow you to judge a player’s performance. None the less I will summarise what I took from the program.
The biggest shock of course was the 3-0 romping by West Brom against Liverpool. For the first time that I can remember since the Premiership started West Brom have looked like a stable team who you wouldn’t necessarily nail them down as a team for relegation. They seem to have a Read On..
Here is a random assortment of fan days out over the past couple of seasons from the bloggers at Football-Rivalries.
Tottenham Vs Fiorentina (Preseason 2010)
Taken by @official_stally
Life long Everton fan, Michael Owen had a tremendous start to his career, joining Liverpool after graduating from Lilleshall school at the tender age of just 16. His first breakthrough came in the FA youthcup against West Ham.
In 1997 Owen made his debut against Wimbledon with his goal being nothing but a consolation in a 2-1 defeat.
The following season Owen was able to get his foot in the door as he showed himself as an opportunist in replacing the injured Robbie Fowler upfront. In Owen’s breakthrough and arguably greatest season as a footballer he equalled Chris Sutton’s 18 Premier League goals and was voted PFA young player of the Read On..
If the hallmark of champions is the ability to win even when playing badly, then surely the quality of run away champions has to be the ability to sweep aside 3 of their supposed closest rivals by a cumulative scoreline of 14-3, without even playing closest to their best. Take 5 of the season took place this weekend, and auditions didn’t quite go as well as some might have planned, but this is the premier league, since when does anything go according to plan. Just over a month in and everyone including myself already has strong opinions on who the winners and losers will be this year, but let’s back Read On..