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Adrian, Expectation And The Problem With Backup Keepers

Adrian, Expectation And The Problem With Backup Keepers

THERE is an old cliché that goalkeepers are like drummers. They sit at the back, keep everything in check and go largely underappreciated by fans. They’re also usually a bit weird. I mean, you’d have to be. Trying to find weird people isn’t usually a problem, not for...

Liverpool Women Firing On All Cylinders Thanks To Rachel Furness

Liverpool Women Firing On All Cylinders Thanks To Rachel Furness

IF there was any solace to take from Liverpool Women’s relegation from the Women’s Super League, it was the opportunity it offered to regroup, restart and regalvanise the entire atmosphere around the club. Everyone associated with the club has rallied. The recruitment...

Villa Should Hurt The Players – Now They Need To Show It

Villa Should Hurt The Players – Now They Need To Show It

HOW’S your therapy going? It’s Monday night as I write this so you’re ahead of me. I’m still somewhere between fury, nonchalant acceptance and utter confusion. My state changes every couple of minutes. That might be reflected here. 7-2 though. 7-2! And not to a fully...

Why Are We Seeing So Many Defensive Deficiencies This Season?

Why Are We Seeing So Many Defensive Deficiencies This Season?

IT is not particularly original to say that 2020 has been a strange year. However, it’s no wonder that football in particular has been told that it needs to go home because it’s drunk, as seemingly after every new bizarre score, the next game requests that you hold...

Liverpool Tumble But Is It Time To Throw Away The Tightrope Act?

Liverpool Tumble But Is It Time To Throw Away The Tightrope Act?

ANYTHING good on telly last night? I’ve been watching a show about competitive BBQing in America on Netflix recently. It’s aptly named The American BBQ Showdown, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting there to be as much drama as there has been on it. Twists coming out...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Review

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Review

FOR weeks, months after Jürgen Klopp was announced as Liverpool manager, Sean Rogers would say on our Review show that we'd get whacked at some stage. That we would have a moment, a game, when the wheels came off completely and we'd have to pick up the pieces...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: What We Learned

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: What We Learned

1. Christ... I’d sort of forgotten what it was to feel like that, where you want to ferret around inside your own stomach and peel out your own bowels. Maybe spread them about in the garden so a big fat crow has got a nice tea. Where do you start? Shocking. And not...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Ratings

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Ratings

THE thing about retaining the league is it’s a bit like winning a pie-eating competition, only to be told the prize is more pies. And let’s be honest, we ate a shit load of pies last season, way more than we needed to. The Spanish Pie Head in second place just kept...

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Adrian, Expectation And The Problem With Backup Keepers

Adrian, Expectation And The Problem With Backup Keepers

THERE is an old cliché that goalkeepers are like drummers. They sit at the back, keep everything in check and go largely underappreciated by fans. They’re also usually a bit weird. I mean, you’d have to be. Trying to find weird people isn’t usually a problem, not for...

Liverpool Women Firing On All Cylinders Thanks To Rachel Furness

Liverpool Women Firing On All Cylinders Thanks To Rachel Furness

IF there was any solace to take from Liverpool Women’s relegation from the Women’s Super League, it was the opportunity it offered to regroup, restart and regalvanise the entire atmosphere around the club. Everyone associated with the club has rallied. The recruitment...

Villa Should Hurt The Players – Now They Need To Show It

Villa Should Hurt The Players – Now They Need To Show It

HOW’S your therapy going? It’s Monday night as I write this so you’re ahead of me. I’m still somewhere between fury, nonchalant acceptance and utter confusion. My state changes every couple of minutes. That might be reflected here. 7-2 though. 7-2! And not to a fully...

Why Are We Seeing So Many Defensive Deficiencies This Season?

Why Are We Seeing So Many Defensive Deficiencies This Season?

IT is not particularly original to say that 2020 has been a strange year. However, it’s no wonder that football in particular has been told that it needs to go home because it’s drunk, as seemingly after every new bizarre score, the next game requests that you hold...

Liverpool Tumble But Is It Time To Throw Away The Tightrope Act?

Liverpool Tumble But Is It Time To Throw Away The Tightrope Act?

ANYTHING good on telly last night? I’ve been watching a show about competitive BBQing in America on Netflix recently. It’s aptly named The American BBQ Showdown, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting there to be as much drama as there has been on it. Twists coming out...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Review

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Review

FOR weeks, months after Jürgen Klopp was announced as Liverpool manager, Sean Rogers would say on our Review show that we'd get whacked at some stage. That we would have a moment, a game, when the wheels came off completely and we'd have to pick up the pieces...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: What We Learned

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: What We Learned

1. Christ... I’d sort of forgotten what it was to feel like that, where you want to ferret around inside your own stomach and peel out your own bowels. Maybe spread them about in the garden so a big fat crow has got a nice tea. Where do you start? Shocking. And not...

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Ratings

Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2: The Match Ratings

THE thing about retaining the league is it’s a bit like winning a pie-eating competition, only to be told the prize is more pies. And let’s be honest, we ate a shit load of pies last season, way more than we needed to. The Spanish Pie Head in second place just kept...