Tag: Liverpool

Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Liverpool, March 1985

It may only be a match between the teams in sixth and ninth place in the Premier League, but Liverpool and Manchester United have a history that reaches far beyond their relative league positions at any particular time. For today’s video of the day, we’re going back to March 1985 for an FA Cup semi-final between the two sides, from an extremely windy Goodison Park. Liverpool, for all their success in the Football League and European Cup, had at this stage only won the FA Cup twice in their history, in 1965 and 1974, whilst Manchester United might have...

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Video of the Day: Arsenal vs Liverpool, September 1984

Our Video of the Day for today is a little later than usual, so many apologies for that, and with tonight’s Premier League matches in mind, today we’re whisking you back to September 1984 and a First Division match from Highbury between Arsenal and Liverpool. Liverpool at this time were at their most imperious. They’d ended the previous season as the champions of England and Europe and had started the new season with two wins and two draws. Arsenal, meanwhile, had finished the 1983/84 season in sixth place in the table and had started the season with a draw,...

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The FA Cup Third Round: Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

Call me an outlier, but I miss the presence of mud at professional level football matches. Pitch technology has moved forward in such leaps and bounds over the last few years have meant that the vast majority of pitches look like bowling greens all year round. Indeed, for several seasons groundsmen with a creative streak have been etching designs into their turfs, and it’s far from implausible that, at some point in the future sponsors will start getting in on the act, surreptitiously getting their logos on on this particular action. A combination of this and the onward march...

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Jurgen Could See Them Sneaking Out

It is hardly surprising that Jurgen Klopp should have expressed his surprise at the sight of Liverpool supporters exiting Anfield with getting on for ten minutes of last Sunday’s match against Crystal Palace. In the run up to his arrival at the club, much had been made of the “special” nature of the home support at Liverpool matches, and of the storied nature of the club, as well as English football in a broader sense. To see a proportion of those in attendance starting to consider that other things in life – avoiding the traffic, getting a seat on...

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Brendan Rodgers: Symptom Or Cause Of Liverpool’s Stasis?

At least, we might surmise, Jose Mourinho will have been happy at the timing of it all. It is, perhaps, a reflection of the twenty-four/seven nature of the modern football world that Liverpool’s decision that Brendan Rodgers’ time at Anfield was up should have been made public late on a Sunday afternoon. Somewhere, newspaper editors sighed at having to rejig their back pages to relegate the Chelsea manager’s latest post-match outburst in favour of a real life, genuine managerial sacking. The Chelsea manager’s latest implosion was shunted down the list of priorities on Monday morning’s back pages, for sure....

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