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I have two observations to make about the controversial goal scored by Luis Suarez yesterday, which has led to the player receiving both fierce criticism and also some strong support from many analysts and fellow players. The first is that it is not the duty of players to make refereeing decisions. Whether or not it… Continue reading >

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Another season of top flight football begins tomorrow, and it’s the time when everyone is out to prove their knowledge of the game by making bold predictions for the next 9 months. However, there is frequently a touch of the unexpected in all sports and football is no  different. How many people would have confidently… Continue reading >

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In the final part of my look back at some of my personal highlights of following Liverpool in the Champions League, the final three matches are from the 2007/8 and 2008/9 seasons. For the rest of the series, click to read part 1, or part 2. 9. Marseille 0-4 Liverpool Midway through the 2007/8 group… Continue reading >

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Continuing the three-part mini-series of my top eleven matches watching Liverpool in the Champions League. Click here for part 1. 4. Liverpool 2-1 Juventus Having progressed to the quarter-final stage of the 2004/5 Champions League, Liverpool were given the toughest possible route to the final. A potential semi-final would involve taking on the runaway league… Continue reading >

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Chelsea take on Bayern Munich tomorrow in the 2012 Champions League final. Bayern Munich are the first finalist in the Champions League era to enjoy home advantage in the final, and will be aiming for their fifth European Cup win. For Chelsea, it is a second final appearance and they’ll be looking to become the… Continue reading >

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I wasn’t surprised to see King Kenny shown the Anfield exit yesterday. However, nor would I have been surprised if Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool’s Boston-based owners, had opted to stand by the man whom they themselves appointed only a year ago. There were strong arguments supporting each course of action and whatever decision Liverpool’s American… Continue reading >

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A dramatic injury time winner from Andy Carroll gave Liverpool a first league win since their 3-0 victory over Everton in early March. And the two Merseyside rivals face each other on Saturday, this time with an FA Cup final place up for grabs. Even throughout a miserable run of league results during the first… Continue reading >

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Continuing from my earlier post concerning yesterday’s Premier League game between Newcastle United and Liverpool, the most unsavory aspect of the afternoon other than Liverpool’s performance was James Perch’s involvement in the sending off of Pepe Reina. Watching the incident as it happened, it looked like a gentle headbutt by Reina and a massive overreaction… Continue reading >