Cole feels blue again as he sees red.

Liverpool vs Arsenal today was, as they say, a game of two halves.  Arsenal were the best team in the first half as Liverpool struggled to keep possession and use it intelligently when they had it.  They set up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with debutant Joe Cole playing in the withdrawn striker role, behind David…

Game of the week

Liverpool v Arsenal Arguably the biggest game this weekend may be taking place at White Hart Lane on Saturday.  Spurs will take on Manchester City and all eyes will be on the Champions League qualifiers and the Champions League hopefuls.  The signing of Mario Balotelli will give City a boost (as if they needed another…

Liverpool FC season preview 2010-11

Transition This is a season of change and transition for Liverpool in many ways.  Some of the ways they will change are easy to identify and others not so.  For example, the ongoing ownership debacle has the potential to provide funds for the first team in a way that hasn’t been possible for a few…

LFC ownership saga rumbles on…

The news yesterday that Chinese businessman Kenneth Huang was attempting to purchase Liverpool Football Club from its current owners has been swiftly followed by reports of at least 6 bids on the table for the club (should we even call it a club now, how about “franchise” or “cash cow”?).  All this follows an interview…

Javier Mascherano

It appears that Javier Mascherano has played his last game for Liverpool.  Reports today suggest that he expects the club to make good the agreement apparently reached last summer that he would give Liverpool one more season.  He gave one more season and now he wants out.  Clearly Liverpool need to strengthen the team, and…

Season 2010-11 kicks off

The dust has barely settled on the carnage of last season and the glamour of the World Cup and already the first game of Liverpool’s new season is almost upon us.  On July 29th Liverpool will play the first leg of their Europa Cup qualifying tie against FK Rabotnicki of Macedonia. Landmarks of Skopje After…

Roy’s first signing checks in

Today Jimmy Krankie, I mean Joe Cole, became Roy Hodgson’s first signing of his reign as Liverpool manager.  Despite all the clamour for Joe’s inclusion in the England team this summer, he started every game on the subs bench and was discarded from Chelsea, allegedly for wanting too much money.  Whether this is true or…

Aquilani

As the World Cup has finished, eyes will turn to the start of next season and particularly to any possible transfer moves.  For Liverpool this means a frenzy of speculation over their 3 world class outfield players.  Whether Torres, Gerrard and Mascherano leave remains to be seen (I would say… not yet, won’t be so…

Liverpool 4-1 Benfica (agg 5-3)

Have Liverpool found their level? It looks like they will only make the Europa League next season, and after the abysmal performance in this season’s Champions League group stage, maybe that’s not such a bad thing. BBC report…. Liverpool 4-1 Benfica (agg 5-3): “Fernando Torres scores twice to help Liverpool overpower Benfica at Anfield and…

Sports teams I like

With the principle of only supporting teams I have actually seen play, this is who I like… Liverpool FC, first game in 1988. Most amazing night – 2005 if you listen carefully, amongst the cacophony at 9 seconds in is me losing the plot…  There have been many other games, and I am currently writing…