Tag: Liverpool

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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Raheem Sterling, Obscenity, Outrage & Transfer Fees

In the transfer market at least, this summer has had a slightly unusual feel to it, thus far. Much of the bigger transfer news made has come as a result of player switches that would have been considered relatively unlikely earlier in the year – Petr Cech leaving Chelsea for Arsenal and Bastian Schweinsteiger’s arrival in Manchester from Munich spring immediately to mind – and, with seven weeks still to go before this summer’s window snaps shut and Premier League clubs treating the wealth that they’re now promised as a result of their new television deal in the same...

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Steven Gerrard, The Media & Liverpool’s Structural Issues

As things turned out, at least Brendan Rodgers had more cause to be grateful than most that last Saturday saw Steven Gerrard play his last match for Liverpool at Anfield for now, at least. The media hullabaloo that greeted the team captain at the weekend detracted in no small way from another poor Liverpool performance. This is, after all, a team that has won just two of its last eight Premier League matches, and those wins came against the currently far from mighty Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers. It would be unsurprising to find out that Rodgers had...

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