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CITYTALK – SUPER MARIO LAND

22 August 2014

NEIL ATKINSON was joined by Rob Gutmann, Gareth Roberts and Mike Nevin as they look towards Manchester City away on Monday and the imminent arrival of a certain Italian international. Music this week from Paddy Clegg and Dane Pollard Paddy …
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LIVERPOOL: LUCAS AND GERRARD – STOP IT, BRENDAN

19 August 2014

ACCENTUATE the positives, eliminate the negatives. That’s exactly what Liverpool did during the second half of last season. Brendan Rodgers’ team was far from perfect during 2013-14 but – crucially – as the season went on he got them focused on …
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LIVERPOOL: GOING FORWARD

19 August 2014

WHAT an annoying buzz phrase it is. Having been a civil servant for a large part of my recent history, it has been haunting me, following me everywhere. Constantly being told what we are doing ‘going forward’. In the last year …
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THURSDAY NIGHT IS ALRIGHT FOR TALKING

18 August 2014

EVENING all. On Thursday me and John are launching our book along with our many contributors. A wonderful group of people. We will be talking aloud for a while mostly about football and then Silent Sleep will play some lovely …
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LIVERPOOL: A HANDSOME UGLY WIN

18 August 2014

DOO is a bit angry. Anger doesn’t suit Doo. Doo is a really nice fella. Doo is a Southampton fan. *This isn’t going to go all ‘I want to introduce you to someone’. Doo works at Southampton University, is a born-again …
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PODCAST: THE WEDDING PRESENT

18 August 2014

NEIL ATKINSON is joined by Rob Gutmann, John Gibbons and Paul Cope after Liverpool’s season opening 2-1 win over Southampton. Download Issue 11 of #TAW Monthly via iTunes or at app.theanfieldwrap.com for other devices. Like what we do? Buy us …
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LIVERPOOL: ALL YOU NEED IS RUSH

18 August 2014

It’s 26 years to the day since Ian Rush returned to Liverpool after his short spell at Juventus. NEIL SCOTT remembers it well. AS anyone with a cursory knowledge of the football landscape will tell you, the transfer window has its …
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LIVERPOOL: MIGNOLET CAN REIN SUPREME

18 August 2014

THAT is why Pepe Reina isn’t here any more. Simon Mignolet can be criticised for many things. The continued lack of improvement in his kicking is infuriating. His unconvincing juggling of crosses jangles the nerves. The lack of presence he …
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LIVERPOOL: WHAT’S THE SCRIPT, BRENDAN?

18 August 2014

LIVERPOOL would bust lungs, strain muscles and push for victory like a sprinter at the Olympic Games with the finish line in sight and a record time on the clock. They would relentlessly square up to opponents in their own …
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LIVERPOOL: LET THE MADNESS BEGIN

17 August 2014

I FELL into conversation on Facebook the other night with a Manchester United-supporting friend. Come on, don’t look at me like that, lots of us have Manchester United-supporting friends; individually we’re all fine with each other, it’s just en masse that …
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LIVERPOOL: CAN RICK DO THE TRICK FOR THE REDS?

16 August 2014

WITH money and cynicism reaching all-time highs within the game, it’s rare that football fans can almost unanimously celebrate a feel-good transfer story where the fee doesn’t make you spit out your cuppa and proclaim that the ‘game’s gone to the …
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CITYTALK: THIS IS THE START

15 August 2014

ANOTHER season awaits for Liverpool, just weeks after the highs and the final low of last season. Now Brendan’s tricky Reds need to start all over again, with loads of new bodies to help push them that little bit further. …
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