I am american. But Americans think that "our" football is so much better. It is not. It is completely bogged down with rules, 2 minutes takes half an hour, excessive fanfare for even the most insignificant of plays. Players whose job is SO specialized that they walk on to the field maybe once a game...how is this interesting. Just like nascar, the fans are just there to see someone hurt, why do we even disguise it we should just bring back the colliseum and let them kill each other. Also, you ever see any hot chicks at Football games? Let me rephrase, ever see any under 300 pounds? Football serves as a constant reminder of our national obesity and our short attention spans. Someone said that they can only watch soccer for about a quarter at a time without becoming bored.... they are called halves I believe. And all the running is great, a pro futballer has to be able to run a six minute mile... how many footballers can do this? How many offensive linemen can walk to the fridge without running out of breath. I love a nil nil game, I LOVE watching the plays set up for the perfect through ball that beats the offsides call. There is nothing that can compare to a great corner kick. I'm sure someone will complain about all the falls that they take, yes this sucks and there should be two more refs and four more linesmen in my opinion, but in all sports the rules are bent as far as possible, that is just the nature of competition. I find Soccer truly awesome to watch and I wish our country would embrace it more, it would serve to make us slightly more palettable to the rest of the world. But Hockey is better. And Golf is the worst, to watch, I mean.... c'mon, really?
Lots of goals JK3. You just need to pay attention!
Shocking developments at Anfield this past week, and I feel bitterly let down by Torres. He isn't to blame for most of the woes of the past two seasons, but his troubles surely added significantly to the poor overall performance of the team. And yet, I never heard complaints from Reds fans while he struggled for form this season or to recover from injuries last season, Then he professes his intent to stay, and cuts out for Chelski a few months later when the new owners and King Kenny are just beginning to turn things around. I guess if he wanted out, let him go, and I'm happy with the new signings!
Anfield needed some high profile activity, and they certainly got it! It's far better than Konchevsky and the other mediocrity. Babel has much promise but rarely showed it.
Torres wasn't happy, not least that the prospects of action in the Euro Champs league isn't likely for two seasons, so I can see he wanted to move for that. And the fact Hodgson rarely gave Torres the attacking support he needed, playing a single striker.
Andy Carroll is definitely the man of the moment, even if some of his off-field antics are dodgy. He and Luis Suárez are still young but have great experience, so the future's bright as King Kenny brings back two front men.
It's Stoke City on Wed (KO 20:00 GMT) with the return of StevieG and then Chelsea v LFC on Sunday (KO 16:00 GMT) who will be looking for revenge for the 2-0 beating at Anfield when Torres scorred both goals. So will Torres be playing on Sunday? How will Agger/Kyrgiakos/Skrtel handle him?
Get tuned in!!
Top result yesterday! I arrived back in the UK from Aus via Dubai to the result!
Meanwhile, Fergy is slowly losing it and becoming an embarrassment to his club -
while King Kenny remains cool.
Braga in Portugal is the next match…
I watched the 2nd half of The Arsenal at Barcelona back on the 8th. It was a cracker (as you people say!) but such a shame that the ref sent Van Persie off for not hearing the whistle at a packed stadium. He took his shot ONE second after the whistle, and got shown red. I never heard the whistle on tv, and was stunned by the poor decision.
Meanwhile, here's to a strong finish for the Reds in the Prem.
There have been some serious errors of judgement by referees, the majority of which TV can resolve. But Emperor Blatter in his virtual country of FIFA won't have it.
And yes, let's hope LFC have a strong finish to the season and maybe make 5th and a place in Europe next season.
The performance v Braga lacked creativity and leadership.
That was a touch of class from 32-y-o Stankovic, volleyed first time from the half way line! Excellent.
Remember Xabi Alonso's from 70 yards (with StevieG screaming at him to pass!)
Yes, it was cracking win last night. Good goals too.
City have lost their way, and will no doubt fail to put up a fight on Saturday, handing the FA Cup Final place to their undeserving neighbours… but nevertheless, Come on, Citeh!
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Schalke were unnecessarily over-awed. Their poor passing ruined them, along with a tepid commitment to battle Giggs and Carrick in the midfield. I recorded today's Barca-Real Madrid match, and now I'm enjoying a scotch style ruby ale from a Seattle brewery before I turn it on!
No sign of Howard Webb thankfully, and in the 75th minute the dominant team in Europe is simply dominating the Manks. Vidic forgot to step up to challenge Messi as he set up for Barca's second with his left foot, but there was no real error to blame for Davi Villa's brilliant strike to make it 3-1. Go Barca!
The Manks were so ordinary it was laughable.
"Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is predicting their Champions League final against Barcelona will be a classic, saying it could be the best final in a decade - and that his side will win it."
And Bob Paisley is still the only manager with 3 European Cups under his belt - and former Reds boss won them in six attempts (after having qualified as Euiropean or English Champions each time, whereas it has taken Ferguson 17 campaigns to win only two. Back to the Theatre of Dream On, Fergy!
Somehow I missed this post until just now. I like it!
And now this . . .
AC Milan may do well, but I hope LFC KEEPS Aquilani and combines him with Meireles, Adam, Lucas, Downing, Cole, Maxi and Gerrard to form the dominant midfield (taking some turns) in world football. With Carroll and Suarez up top and if the defense can get sorted, Liverpool could gel and win the Premiership. Aguilani showed more in his quarter hour plus than anyone other than Agger displayed in 90 minutes! He is in form and at the peak of his abilities, and I say Milan can't have him!!!! Go Reds.
We will win it one day lol
Again! And what a team that was in 1967!
"In 1967 the European Cup was in its twelfth season and had been totally dominated by what were quaintly referred to in the British press as ‘Latin clubs’. Only Real Madrid, Benfica and the two Milan teams had lifted the trophy and a victory for outsiders Celtic would have been deemed a shock of colossal proportions. But Jock Stein wasn’t taking his team to Lisbon just to make up the numbers."
Don't miss reading or watching one word of this interview:
It is Season On.
Not long to the kick off at Anfield, about an hour. A convincing win is needed.
Meanwhile, neighbours Everton have to sit it out, as the match at Tottenham has had to be re-scheduled. I hear part of the White Hart Lane Stadium was badly damaged by the stupid rioting cockneys.
Adams was impressive, and Suarez! even though he missed his chances. Nice goal by Henderson! A dominating performance despite the last minute concession. Enrique impressed me. He gets Suarez's movement and attacks well down the flank. Adams' passes were mostly excellent!
Yes, that was more like it. Not only was it a sell-out at Anfield, but the fans were making more noise too!
And there's still StevieG, Glen Johnson and the 1.98m man mountain Sebastian Coates to come!
Let's hope Hope Spurs and The Arsenal can do the biz today!
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