LIVERPOOL: THE VIEW FROM THE SUNNY SIDE

LIVERPOOL: THE VIEW FROM THE SUNNY SIDE

A LOT of Liverpool fans seem to think things are pretty bleak at the moment, but I’m an optimist so here’s why I think the outlook might be sunnier than it first appears. THE FOOTBALL Liverpool have had a poor, poor season. Yet we’ve reached two semi...
LIVERPOOL: THERE WILL BE BLOOD!

LIVERPOOL: THERE WILL BE BLOOD!

THE definition of ‘bloodletting’ is:  The surgical removal of some of a patient’s blood for therapeutic purposes. In recent years, Liverpool fans have become familiar with something that most modern clubs are all too familiar with: the practice of...
LIVERPOOL: WHO IS IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR?

LIVERPOOL: WHO IS IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR?

IN mid January, I wrote an article on here entitled “Don’t piss on our backs and tell us it’s raining”. In it I stated my belief that, despite rhetoric to the contrary, Liverpool has grown into a Director Of Football-based structure by stealth,...
LIVERPOOL: WE NEED A FOOTBALLER IN GOAL

LIVERPOOL: WE NEED A FOOTBALLER IN GOAL

LIVERPOOL doesn’t have a footballer in the goal at the moment. But Liverpool needs a footballer in the goal. Sure, at the moment, without a footballer in the goal, Liverpool are doing OK. But the fact they don’t have a footballer in the goal is taking its cosmic...

AUSTRALIA (V) – COMPARE AND CONTRAST

COMPARE and contrast the following statements. Both were made by managers whose teams finished bottom of their qualifying group at World Cup 2014. Statement A “We feel emotional because the fact is we wanted to do so well in the tournament, to get out of the group. We...

Australia (IV) – Lipstick on the telly

MY earliest meaningful world cup memory is of my beloved Scotland being pitted against Brazil in 1982, in Seville, on a balmy, sweltering Spanish night. Minutes into the tie, the ball dropped into the inside right channel from a knock down from John Wark. The...

Australia (III) – Chile

AUSTRALIA’S 3-1 loss to Chile in their opening Group B game the other night bore out pretty much everything our Aussie correspondents had to tell us about their team in the last few weeks. I asked TAW regular Andy Gargett for his take on things after the game....

AUSTRALIA (II): How The Socceroos Will Play

WHEN I set about researching the current Aussie team, its manager, and the tactical side of things, it quickly dawned on me how little I knew. There were only four players whose names I recognised (one of them spending the latter part of the season injured at my...
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