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Eight things I might have learned from watching Manchester City versus Liverpool

One. Manchester City probably are that good. It is hardly a mind-blowing, groundbreaking assessment to suggest the Premier League is probably between Manchester City and Chelsea, but I think City really have the edge. Chelsea can, and will, grind out results and will probably set off a few fireworks along the way. But Manchester City look capable of pulling apart each and every team in the league. There have strength and pace in equal measure, genuine squad depth, and a confidence that could soon lead to the sort of aura their near-neighbours United had for years.  Read the rest of this entry »

World of Tomorrow

Friday Jukebox: Underwhelmed

In my early teens there were still plenty of local record shops. There were the usual chains, and the shops that sold other stuff but had a record section, but there were independent stores too. Not independent in the sense of just selling indie music, but genuine small businesses making money out of selling all kinds of music. Remember those days? Read the rest of this entry »

Super Mario World

Mario Balotelli on a TV screen

So, Mario Balotelli is all set to join Liverpool. First, let’s get the serious thoughts out of the way… Read the rest of this entry »

Eight things I might have learned from watching Liverpool versus Southampton

There are only so many conclusions you can draw from the first game of the season. There are players still recovering from a long campaign, followed by a long World Cup. There are new players still getting used to their new surroundings. Established players wondering if they might be on their way out. New managers attempting new systems. Established managers worrying about how to maintain the momentum from the previous season. All that kind of stuff. Plus one game is hardly a statistically valid sample. Yet this doesn’t stop people, such as your intrepid correspondent here, making a few observations.  Read the rest of this entry »

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