• Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only, Talking Point, What Did We Learn?

    Posted on March 19th, 2014

    Written by Si Steers

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    Player Mentality: Does It Matter?

    Player Mentality: Does It Matter?

    By Si Steers. There is something different happening at Liverpool FC this season. The shackles of fear seem to have disappeared in a sea of confidence, producing the most vibrant and attacking football we have seen for a long time. Every single player has contributed or is contributing. So what is the magic ingredient? Professor [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC History, Personal Thoughts, Talking Point

    Posted on March 12th, 2014

    Written by Bob

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    Mr Cameron, 1 Question, 10 Letters, 0 Answers

    Mr Cameron, 1 Question, 10 Letters, 0 Answers

    By Bob Pearce. 4th March 2014 Ref: The Hillsborough disaster (Letter 10) Dear Mr Cameron It is now almost 25 years ago since the Hillsborough disaster on 15th April 1989. The Conservative Prime Minister at the time, Mrs Thatcher, was informed by the police that the disaster was due to ‘drunken fans’. However, upon publication [...]

  • Book Reviews, Featured, Free, Personal Thoughts, Talking Point

    Posted on February 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Robert Enke; a Lesson to be Learnt

    Robert Enke; a Lesson to be Learnt

    By Paul Grech. When I was starting out blogging, the most popular articles would invariably be those looking at young players. There seems to be an insatiable desire to get to know of prospects before anyone else; to be able to make predictions about a player’s place and future in the team. As the years [...]

  • Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on September 4th, 2013

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Liverpool FC – My Generation

    Liverpool FC – My Generation

    By Andy Yates.  I remember the first time I sat down and read ‘Here We Go Gathering Cups In May’. Two and a half hours passed by as I rigorously turned the page in anticipation of the next words and sentences that make up a book I personally categorise as THE best book I’ve ever [...]

  • Featured, Memorable Games, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on August 6th, 2013

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    An American’s Trip to Anfield

    An American’s Trip to Anfield

    By David Poulnot Jr. “Liverpool is special in a way that only those who are lucky enough to experience the club close up can understand.”  – Pepe Reina No Pasarán: Goodbye Jose. It’s 5pm and I’ve just arrived to Lime Street. I sit up and roll the Economist into my backpack, stretch and collect my thoughts. The [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Free, LFC History, Personal Thoughts

    Posted on November 26th, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The First Time I Ever Saw The Reds

    The First Time I Ever Saw The Reds

    By Chris Rowland. My umbilical cord connection to Liverpool FC, and through it the city, may have started on April 5th 1969. Speaking of umbilical cords (conceivably [!] the first time that phrase has ever opened a paragraph), it didn’t come from my parents. They were from Lichfield, Staffordshire. It didn’t come from my birthplace. That [...]

  • Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on September 25th, 2012

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Highs and Lows

    Highs and Lows

    By Paul Tomkins. I’ll forget the way I’m feeling now. Of this I am certain. The stupid thing is, I know I can’t afford to forget. But I will. This post is for Subscribers only.

  • Free, Personal Thoughts

    Posted on May 11th, 2012

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    A Personal Journey

    A Personal Journey

    This is the last day of ME awareness week. Last autumn I was asked by Sir Peter Spencer, Chief Executive of Action for ME, to share my story in the charity’s Interaction Magazine. Given that some of it relates to the creation of this site, I thought I’d also share it here. (Please note, there [...]

  • Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 23rd, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Why Do I Bother?

    Why Do I Bother?

    by Alexander Tate Why do I bother to get up at 2 a.m. to watch a game at the weekend, or 5 a.m. during the week, when I’ve got such a long day of work ahead? Why do I bother to read all about it when so much of it is incorrect, biased or founded [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 24th, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Past v The Future

    The Past v The Future

    By Simon Steers In our opening league game of the 2010/11 season (under Roy Hodgson against Arsenal at Anfield), the average age of the match day 18 was 26.6 and represented a total cost of £105.6m. Within that squad we had seven outfield players at 28 years or over, five in the first XI. To [...]

  • Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 22nd, 2012

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Post-QPR Musings And The Way Ahead

    Post-QPR Musings And The Way Ahead

    By Simon Steers After a gut-wrenching loss against a side fighting relegation where you throw away a two goal lead, it is very difficult to search for the positive. It is inexplicable how we could have dominated the game for such large periods, managed to score two goals but implode in the last 15 minutes. There [...]

  • Featured, Free, Personal Thoughts

    Posted on February 13th, 2011

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Liverpool, Twitter and Rage

    Liverpool, Twitter and Rage

    One step forward, two steps back. That’s how the Wigan result was explained to me on Twitter. Four wins in a row, and suddenly a draw – courtesy of a ludicrously offside goal – becomes a greater number of steps back than the clear forward momentum of recent weeks. Liverpool won just over a point [...]