Tag: Liverpool

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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Saturday Evening Live! Manchester United vs Liverpool

Good afternoon, sports fans! And welcome to our live-blog on this early season clash of the titans, between Manchester United and Liverpool. Actually, you know, all is not quite well in the House of Trafford and the House of Anfield, at present. Manchester United’s end of transfer window activity had the hint of a single father in a toy shop at ten to five on Christmas Eve about it, performances have been sluggish even before defeat in their last match against Swansea City, and Louis Van Gaal had to say “I am not a dictator” at a press conference...

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Sunday Night At The Football Palladium 3: Manchester United vs Liverpool, April 1968

Good evening, football fans. This evening’s featured match comes from the First Division of the Football League on the sixth of April 1968. Manchester United are chasing a League Championship and European Cup double, and with eight games of the season left to play, any of they, Manchester City, Liverpool or Leeds United could still achieve the former of these goals. With this in mind, the Match Of The Day cameras travelled north to cover the critical match between Manchester United and Liverpool. Commentary comes from the squawkmeister general, David Coleman.   You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by...

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