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    Posted on July 30th, 2010

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Is Home Grown as good as Imported?

    Is Home Grown as good as Imported?

    It was in typical fashion that the Daily Mail – “Premier League stars in cold: New 25-man squad rule has megabucks players sitting it out” – reported the new ruling regarding limited squad size this week. According to the paper, Premier League players would see their careers end or they would be collecting £40,000 every week whilst spending match days in the stand.

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 29th, 2010

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Then There Were Two…

    Then There Were Two…

    The epic tale of how Liverpool Football Club was born in the wake of the split of Everton Football Club, by Chris Rowland.

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    Posted on July 28th, 2010

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    Hodgson: Winning Over This Red

    Hodgson: Winning Over This Red

    By Gareth Roberts. IT SEEMS strange to say it when he’s yet to even meet all his players or pick a team for a competitive match, but Roy Hodgson is winning me over.

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    Posted on July 28th, 2010

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    Latest Site News

    Latest Site News

    Before getting started, a quick thank you to those who voted in the poll; of those who participated, 86% thought the site represented either Very Good (34%) or Excellent (52%) value for money, and only 1% said it did not represent any kind of value for money.

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    Posted on July 28th, 2010

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    FK Rabotnicki – Pre/Post-Match Discussion

    FK Rabotnicki – Pre/Post-Match Discussion

    Thankfully Roy has taken the advice of Peter Bruckner and co. – I don’t see the point of procuring the services of an elite Sports Science department – and then ignoring them. The Europa Cup has to be low on the list of club priorities, and it’ll be a nice chance to see some of the youngsters …

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    Posted on July 24th, 2010

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    Hodgson, Tactics and Working With What He Has

    Hodgson, Tactics and Working With What He Has

    By my reckoning, teams expected to challenge at the top end of the Premier League need approximately six attacking players; exactly where they line-up in the team is open to adjustment, but Roy Hodgson’s approach at Fulham – which was understandably more negative – will not translate.

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    Posted on July 23rd, 2010

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    Liverpool Would Like a Left-Back

    Liverpool Would Like a Left-Back

    Word would have it that Liverpool are in the market for a left back. Strange position, No.3. Certainly, by its nature, not a particularly glamorous role. However, depending on the strategy employed by a coach it can emerge as almost completely different positions in any team formation.

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    Posted on July 20th, 2010

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    Houllier Vs Benítez: Who “Won”?

    Houllier Vs Benítez: Who “Won”?

    Whilst I lost faith with Gérard Houllier before he was sacked in 2004, I do think he did a fine job up until 2002. However, his incredible attack on Benítez cannot mask the fact that Houllier left a pretty dire squad low on value and morale, and that in almost every way you look at it, the Spaniard did better than the Frenchman.

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    Posted on July 20th, 2010

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    Joe Cole, Gerrard, Hodgson & Being English

    Joe Cole, Gerrard, Hodgson & Being English

    It’s been a weird few days. First, the hard-to-fathom sale of promising, albeit rough diamond, Emiliano Insua – all the more strange as he was the third and final left-back out of the club in six months – followed shortly after by the signing of a player who wanted wages Liverpool could not match, Champions League football the club couldn’t offer and a locale that was not in, or near, London.

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    Posted on July 14th, 2010

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Emerging From A Red Shadow

    Emerging From A Red Shadow

    Three teams, three huge clubs in their own right, with vast support, illustrious histories and a generous sprinkling of trophies, have all suffered from a common blight, one of a distinctly red hue. Spurs, Man City and yes, our blue neighbours have had to live for years in the perennial shadow cast by their giant red neighbours. They’ve been almost defined by not being Arsenal, Manchester United or Liverpool.

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    Posted on July 11th, 2010

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    The Summer Job – Hard Work Ahead

    The Summer Job – Hard Work Ahead

    Whoever ended up as Liverpool manager this summer was guaranteed to have a job on his hands. Transfer money had been mysteriously vanishing from the spending kitty for a couple of seasons, gradually depleting the squad, and there would be no Champions League football to help attract new players.

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    Posted on July 5th, 2010

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    The Pros and Cons of Roy Hodgson

    The Pros and Cons of Roy Hodgson

    Nothing in life comes with only positives; even miracle medicines have side effects (those hair-restorer pills I took which made my teeth fall out and my toes turn green. And ‘restored’ hair only to my ears). Roy Hodgson deserves to be judged at Liverpool on his Liverpool performances only; however, until we get around to those, it’s important to know his strengths and weaknesses.

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    Posted on July 5th, 2010

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    The Long & Winding Road: Supporter Ownership

    The Long & Winding Road: Supporter Ownership

    The Long and Winding Road: LFC Supporter Ownership is no longer just a beautiful dream. By Dan Kennett.

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    Posted on July 1st, 2010

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    Roy Hodgson – TPI Performance Analysis

    Roy Hodgson – TPI Performance Analysis

    At present, several members of this site are beavering away with analysis for the monumental Transfer Price Index (TPI) project, which not only looks at every signing in Premier League history…