Tag Archives: Liverpool

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool: Shackling Gerrard

Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of West Ham can be attributed to a number of factors: the Reds’ snowflake-like defence, the Londoners’ aggression and quick tempo compared to the Merseysiders’ hesitancy and limp start, and injuries to key players such as Daniel Sturridge … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A new tactical age for Liverpool, a diamond midfield?

Almost every article written about Brendan Rodgers inevitably uses the word “philosophy”, which is associated with his “passing football”, “possession” and often, his insistence on a 4-3-3 formation that served him so well at Swansea City. Yet the current Liverpool … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NextGen is that rarest of things in football – a genuinely good idea Barney Ronay of the Guardian Sportsblog writes about the wonderful nature of the NextGen series: how it has helped young players (and a manager no less) make … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steven Gerrard: ‘Don’t call me a hero or legend’ Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard reflects on his time with England thus far, after being only the 6th Englishman to win 100 caps for his country. He admits that despite that achievement, he … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Xabi Alonso: The Poet & The Penalty

Alex Hess, occasional writer on F65, writes an lovely fan letter to his Liverpool hero, Xabi Alonso, in a new book Life’s A Pitch; The Passions Of The Press Box’

Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Liverpool Don’t Need £15million Joe Allen

Matt Stanger of F365 makes a very valid point with regards to the £15million Liverpool are apparently willing to pay for Swansea’s midfielder Joe Allen.

While I’ve previously likened the young Wales international’s playing style (not quality) to Andres Iniesta, I fully agree with Stanger’s argument in this article: the money can be better spent elsewhere and there are already other current Liverpool players capable of buying into Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ playing philosophy. 

Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The End of Michael Owen

David Tully of In Bed With Maradona (IBWM) examines the present state of ex-England hitman Michael Owen as the former Ballon d’Or winner’s career seemingly grinds to a halting standstill.

Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment