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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 »

A few words about Steven Gerrard, football, etc

Winning is one thing. How you go about it is quite another. Read the rest of this entry »

Hillsborough

25 years on from such an awful tragedy and it still feels impossible to fully comprehend or articulate anything about the event. 96 people going to a football match and not returning is terrible enough. That they were failed by those who should have kept them safe, is worse. That the day would be followed by lies and cover-ups from those in authority is unbearable. I guess all we can hope now is that the families, friends and loved ones of those who died, along with those who survived that day, will finally see some sort of justice from the current independent inquest. And that hopefully that will bring them at least some degree of peace.

We must never forget.

If you want to read more about this, and you should, then please take a look at Steven‘s posts on the subject, here and here.

Thirty years on from the first Merseyside Wembley final…

…this documentary has been doing the rounds. Made in 1984, it is centred around that year’s League Cup Final – the first time Liverpool and Everton had met in a Wembley cup final. But it is about a lot more than the game. It is a fine document for illustrating how sport can genuinely bring meaning and joy to our lives. It is also a reminder of the rapidly fading link between football and the working classes. Thirty years on we have the same unemployment, the same feelings of isolation, the same rundown communities. But now you can’t even afford a ticket to the football.

A short post about Luis Suarez

On Sunday, Luis Suarez bit his opponent, Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Today, Suarez was given a 10 match ban. Obviously, this is generating a lot of debate, particularly amongst us keyboard warriors. As you might expect, Liverpool supporters are generally filling the Suarez apologist role, while supporters of other teams are rather pleased at the verdict. Read the rest of this entry »