Posts Tagged ‘liverpool’
March 5, 2013 by Nick Harland
Liverpool: Philosopher Brendan Rodgers has had a mixed time at Liverpool this season, with the team struggling at times to adapt to his preferred style of play. Things certainly were not helped when he was conspicuous by his absence for a crunch match with Manchester United, as it coincided with the launch of his book ‘Hoof It: Why Long Ball Works.’ Rodgers was then absent for three subsequent matches to fulfil promotional duties for the best-seller. Kopites will be hoping for an improvement from The Reds in the second half of the season, but it seems unlikely after news emerged recently that Rodgers has a further two publications in the pipeline: an erotic football novel ‘Fifty Shades of Joe Allen’, and sci-fi thriller ‘Suso.’
February 10, 2013 by Sean Charles
At the end of the 90s and the turn of the millennium, the 3-5-2 (and its variants) was at the center of some of the biggest successes in the game. However, the formation began to fade into obscurity from about 2003 onward, until it was brought back from the dead around 2008 and is now thriving again.
Category General | Tags: 3-5-2, barcelona, borussia dortmund, brazil, Cafu, germany, juventus, LDU Quito, Leverkusen, liverpool, Mattihias Sammer, napoli, Ramelow, Roberto Carlos, roma, Sean Charles, totti, Walter Mazzarri
November 8, 2012 by Sean Charles
On Wednesday 7th of November, a night was etched in Celtic history. Another famous scalp to go with the countless others of the past. Celtic stood tall and went toe-to-toe with Barcelona and came out as victors, propelled by the strong Wall of Noise that greets all opposing teams when they enter Celtic Park. The birth of this current Celtic squad can be drawn back to the summer of 2010 when Celtic’s most valuable asset was sold and with that money the current Celtic squad was built. A squad that has now squared up to the best the world can offer and has come out with absolutely no fear in their eyes.
October 25, 2012 by Gabriel SuttonI’d like to talk a little bit about the race for that last Champions League spot, because I think it’ll be a very exciting one to watch – there are about 5 teams that could potentially take it. I think it’s pretty obvious that Chelsea, United and City will make up the top three and will finish approximately 10 points above the rest.If I was putting money on it, I would say Tottenham and Arsenal are the main contenders, just because Tottenham are now looking pretty strong under AVB, and Arsenal have never finished outside the top four, at least not recently. But then David Moyes has kept the likes of Baines and Fellaini happy at Everton when either of them could quite easily get into the team of a title-winning team, like Man Utd or Chelsea. They have got a fantastic team spirit and work ethic there, and a goalscorer in Jelavic. Everton could fancy their chances and let’s not forget they currently occupy that 4th spot. Liverpool have got some tough games coming up but I think, if he’s given time, Brendan Rodgers can instill a lot of confidence in those young players, plus Newcastle haven’t started great played some tough games and are still getting used to playing on Thursday night. They’ve got an outside chance. I genuinely think the chase for fourth spot could go down to 2 or 3 teams on the last day.So I’d like to have a look at these five teams, how they’ve started, the squad they’ve got, tactics, all that sort of stuff.
July 19, 2012 by Leon Guite
2009-10 Eredivisie Champions and 2010-11 runners-up FC Twente have failed to reach the Champions League this season. Their league campaign hasn’t been up to the standards of the last two seasons. However Luuk De Jong has established himself as one of the most promising youngsters by scoring 30 goals in 46 games for Steve McClaren’s FC Twente.
Brother of Siem de Jong, Luuk was born on 27th August 1990, in Aigle Switzerland. He started at De Graafschap and rose up through the ranks of the youth squad. He played one senior year and that was enough for FC Twente to snap him up at the start of the 2009/2010 season. Three years later, he’s banging in the goals and attracting worldwide attention.
Category Bundesliga, General | Tags: Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monshengladbach, chelsea, De graafschap, Everdivisie, FC Twente, liverpool, Luuk De Jong, newcastle, premier league, Siem De Jong, Steve McClaren
May 2, 2012 by Leon Guite
Athletic Bilbao have improved immensely game by game under the new leadership of former Argentina and Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa. One of the key players for the Basque side is Iker Muniain, a 19 year old who can play on both wings, up front or as an attacking midfielder. He has great ball control, dribbling ability, pace and creativity which have resulted in him being dubbed the “Spanish Messi”. He is also nicknamed Bart Simpson for his similarity in appearance to the cartoon character and has a drawing of Bart on his shin pads.