LIVERPOOL: WHAT’S NEXT FOR JORDON IBE #2

LIVERPOOL: WHAT’S NEXT FOR JORDON IBE #2

PART one of the Jordon Ibe prediction likened him to a lucky packet: the bags of sugary treats that are crowned by a mystery toy. It was hard to tell exactly what secret prize Liverpool would get with the 19-year-old, but you figured it would be exciting. The surprise...
THURSDAY COLUMN: LIVERPOOL – DON’T KILL IBE’S VIBE

THURSDAY COLUMN: LIVERPOOL – DON’T KILL IBE’S VIBE

“I put big demands on players and sometimes that takes a bit of time to get used to.”  – Brendan Rodgers, April 2013 _____ ON Wednesday night, I was on a flight from Frankfurt to Johannesburg. Translation: Just over 10 hours of manoeuvring your body to locate maximum...
FRIDAY COLUMN: LIVERPOOL – BACK IN THE OLD ROUTINE?

FRIDAY COLUMN: LIVERPOOL – BACK IN THE OLD ROUTINE?

I’M never quite ready for the start of a new season. This year especially so, with August barely a week old before the first shots were fired. Something to do with The Euros, I believe, which irks all the more given that Hodgey’s Lions are responsible for...
STOKE CITY VS LIVERPOOL PREVIEW

STOKE CITY VS LIVERPOOL PREVIEW

AND so to Stoke. To finish what they started. Bad days in football come in all shapes and sizes but proper spankings tend to take familiar forms. The day after you feel like you’re waking up in hospital following a trauma you can’t permit full recall on. What happened...
LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR JORDON IBE?

LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR JORDON IBE?

LUCKY packets. Remember them? Bags of sugary pleasure, pumped full of treats with the added attraction of a surprise. The mystery gift you got made them unmissable; the excitement of the unknown was addictive. As an inquisitive child, I’d tear through at least one a...