TRANSFERS: SPARE US THE WINDOW PAIN

TRANSFERS: SPARE US THE WINDOW PAIN

FOR more than 20 years, the scenario has been the same. As soon as Liverpool encounter problems, they look to the transfer market for a solution only to end up creating new ones. If the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting...
PREMIER LEAGUE MUST WAKE UP TO THE GRASS ROOTS CRISIS

PREMIER LEAGUE MUST WAKE UP TO THE GRASS ROOTS CRISIS

FORMBY, an affluent suburb on the outskirts of Merseyside, has been home to enough Premier League footballers to put together a star-studded mixed age representative team. Steven Gerrard, Leighton Baines, Jordan Henderson, Alan Shearer, Neil Ruddock, Glen Johnson,...

SAFE STANDING DESERVES CALM CONSIDERATION

ACCORDING to official figures, a total of 1,730 people were killed and another 185,540 were injured on Britain’s roads in the year to June 2013. Globally, there were 15 passenger plane crashes resulting in 362 fatalities. Little wonder, then, that there has been such...

CLUBS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT FANS ARE NOT THE ENEMY WITHIN

Anyone who has ever tweeted the words “socialism,” “Marxism”or “communist” will know what happens next. Within minutes your tweet is seized upon by Robot J McCarthy (@RedScareBot) who hunts down and exposes Twitter’s left wing sympathisers wherever they may be. It is...

Is grassroots football dying?

AS a boy growing up in Kirkby, John Coleman played football on one of the best and most natural academies that the English game has known. The pitches at Brookfield School produced not one but two European Cup-winning captains in Phil Thompson and Dennis Mortimer,...

High Court helps to right grievous Hillsborough wrong

AFTER 23 years of banging their heads against a succession of brick walls put in front of them by an establishment that didn’t seem to care, the Hillsborough families and their supporters have spent the past three months pinching themselves. From David Cameron...
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