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Kevin Kelly

10 Games For Liverpool To Find Themselves

  For every comprehensive victory for Liverpool this season, someone feels the need to caveat the victory. Either the opponent were severely under strength,  they put in their season’s worst performance, or even that they were just a bottom half team. For every hat-trick or brace from the mercurial Luis Suarez, we’re reminded that ‘he’s […]

Lucas & Some Instances Of Coincidence

In November 2011, for a day at least, Lucas Leiva would be king. In the views of many, Lucas singlehandedly won the midfield battle against Manchester City, leaving no other than Yaya Toure and David Silva in his wake. Every tackle was followed by an interception, followed by winning a header against the big Ivorian […]

Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You – Review

Martin O’Niell once said of Clough when speaking at his funeral: “I was asked in an interview to sum up Brian in three words. I think he would have been insulted to be summed up in three volumes.” Well, Jonathan Wilson perfected it in one. Jonathan Wilson’s account of the enigmatic manager Brian Clough is […]

Liverpool’s Struggle For Consistency

If Tom Hanks and his lovely mother in the epic movie ‘Forest Gump’ were to ever support an English football team, I’m sure it would be Liverpool. After all, like Liverpool, she did say ‘‘Life (or Liverpool) is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you’re going to get next.’’ Firstly I’ll […]

Yaya Toure; A Ballerina Or A Bulldozer

I think there is a real argument to be made to say Yaya Toure is the most complete midfielder in the world, and has been for the past 3 seasons. He has won everything there is to win in the club game. He has created history with the finest club side ever, while guiding Manchester […]

2012 – A Not So Vintage Year, But It’s Had It’s Moments

  Whilst we dash into town and pick up the last bits and pieces for the Christmas period (generally anything in Boots on the superb 3 for 2 deal!!) I look back on what has been a pretty lousy year for football in many respects, yet as ever, football still somehow produced more memories which […]

Barca Soar While Simeone Faces Reality

It was as typical a weekend you will get in La Liga with some sublime football, a couple predictable results and even a sacking. Standard. Barca was at home to Athletic Bilbao in a romping 5-1 victory which has secured their best ever start to La Liga. The football hipsters of yesteryear (or, last year […]