Friends of Liverpool FC: April 2009
LIVERPOOL RETURN TO THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE WITH A NARROW 2-1 WIN V LUDOGORETS, BALOTELLI GETS 1ST GOAL FOR REDS...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

LIVERPOOL BEAT HULL THANKS TO KUYT DOUBLE

A tough match against struggling Hull ended well for Liverpool as first Xabi Alonso and then Dirk Kuyt got the goals to see of a dogged Hull at the KC Stadium today.

Obviously suffering signs of fatigue from the midweek exertions against Arsenal, the reds had to did deep to get through this one.

Thankfully, Liverpool did win out to go top again, for a couple of hours.

However Man Utd came from two goals down at half time to win 5-2 against Spurs.

It was a game I predicted Utd would lose and for a while, it looked that way, but they won in the end.

So its an uphill challenge now to win the League but we will keep going til the end!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

UTD WIN BUT FAIL TO IMPRESS AS CHELSEA DRAW

So Utd ground out a two-nil at home to lowly Portsmouth and it was another less than convincing performance by them.

This gives me some optimism in the run-in, they have to slip up against Spurs on Saturday.

Thankfully, Chelsea drew nil-nil with Everton at Stamford Bridge to keep them three points behind us. I was afraid that they would be breathing down our necks if they won tonight, thanks grumpy Mr. Moyes.

I see King Kenny wants back at Anfield this week, great news.

I don't know what his exact job will be, the reserves definitely need a lift, but whatever job he takes, I'm sure he will be a great addition to the backroom set-up.

Next up Hull, four- nil anyone?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ARSENAL DENT LIVERPOOL'S TITLE DREAM IN 8 GOAL THRILLER AGAIN



Despite two goals from Fernando Torres and another brace from Yossi Benayoun, Liverpool had to come from behind to earn a draw at home to Arsenal tonight.

Liverpool totally dominated the game from start to finish and but for some sloppy defending from Arbeloa and then Aurelio, we should have won this game easily.

A certain Russian striker named Andre Arshavin decided to score four goals at Anfield to blow our title chances out of the water.

Sure we are on top tonight, level on points with Man Utd and with a better goal difference.

But they now have two games in hand on us against Portsmouth tomorrow night and Wigan, hardly what you you would call top-class teams.

Lets hope Arsenal will beat Utd in the League as compensation for having the audacity to come to Anfield and put four past us against the run of play.
I have hated the Arsenal since Michael Thomas scored the winner to take the League of us twenty years ago and I still hate them today.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

THE HILLSBOROUGH TRAGEDY


Twenty short years ago, here in the west of Ireland, I was out painting the garden fence on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
I was looking forward to the FA cup match between my beloved Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on TV.
Little did I know what was about to unfold that terrible day.
Instead of watching a football match, ninety six young men and women died on that fateful day.
They will never be forgotten by anyone connected to or supporters of the club and that is as it should be.
I hope justice is finally done for the ninety six who died.
I hope the British government finally stands up and admit that the policing on the day was inadequate and was the root cause of the countless deaths.
I hope that people, who should know better, stop saying the fans were drunk and disorderly which they were not.
Finally, I hope that all the victims rest in peace.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LIVERPOOL GO OUT IN THRILLER AT THE BRIDGE

Liverpool went out of the Champions League tonight in dramatic fashion.

Needing to overhaul a 3-1 defeat at Anfield they got off to the perfect start with a great free kick by Aurelio.

They then got a penalty when Alonso was fouled in the box, he coolly smashed the ball home to make it 2-0 at half-time and the dream looked on.

However, Chelsea came roaring back in the second half and a mistake by the normally safe keeper Reina let them back into it and they got a second and then a third to seemingly kill off the tie.

However, Liverpool weren't finished and a deflected Lucas goal followed by a Dirk Kuyt header put us 4-3 ahead on the night, unbelievable stuff.

Sadly that bollox Frank Lampard scored again to draw Chelsea level in the match and ahead 7-5 on aggregate.

So near and yet so far.

Liverpool gave it everything tonight and came very very close to achieving the impossible.

At least we didn't lose on the night and, yes, we scored four again, but, alas,so did they.

It's heads held high as we put up a good fight, now we will concentrate on the league where Utd have to slip up sooner or later they have been playing so badly.

Lets hope Utd lose tomorrow night against Porto to get knocked out of the Champions League.


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CAN WE DO IT? YES WE CAN!

It's a very tall order isn't it? Three-one down and needing to score at least three to get past Chelsea, its going to take a heroic effort to get through.
Maybe its a bridge too far, as some wag said, but I live in hope that we can achieve the impossible and get past the blues.
Fernando Torres is back to his majestic best, scoring quality goals again.
A fit Steven Gerrard will tear into Chelsea for ninety minutes and as long as we don't concede goals like we did at Anfield then we are in with a chance.
An early goal is vital to set us on our way and with John Terry suspended we have every chance of scoring more than one or two.
Of course, Chelsea let in three goals against Bolton of all teams, at the weekend, so we must take the positives from that.
Extra-time and penalties anyone?
Come on ye Reds!
NEWS FLASH!!! GERRARD NOT IN THE TEAM
This is a big blow to our chances of victory tonight, come on lads, lets do it!
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

TORRES & CO SCORE FOUR!


Fernando Torres scored two sublime goals to set Liverpool on their way to a 4-0 hammering of Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.
The reds strolled through the game thereafter and should have got many more.
But it was not until Agger scored a screamer and sub David Ngog got his first Premier League goal that the scoreline truly reflected the dominance of Liverpool today.
We briefly went top of the table again only for Man Utd to scrape home against a poor Sunderland at The Stadium of Light.
United were poor again today and if they were playing against even a half decent team, they would have been beaten.
Liverpool look the form side in The League and we put the Chelsea result mid-week firmly behind us even without captain Steven Gerrard who had a groin strain and was on the bench.
I see Chelsea let in three goals against Bolton in a 4-3 victory, there is hope yet for the second leg on Tuesday.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LIVERPOOL WELL BEATEN IN CLASSIC MATCH


What happened tonight? We started off in blistering fashion against a gutsy Chelsea
team and got the opening goal from Torres but it was downhill after that.
In a game played at a frenetic pace it was Chelsea who came out 3-1 winners in the end.
It was our toughest game off the season, Chelsea just kept driving forward time after time and so did we but they got the crucial goals which we failed to do.
The pace of the game was unreal, the speed of the game was exceptional all through.
So a 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea, no disgrace by any means.
So now we must win by three at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday,
we have done it before, so why not?
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

UNITED STUMBLE AGAIN HA HA


Great ain't it? Watching Man Utd playing like crap, can't pass, can't defend, can't do sweet f.a.
A 2-2 draw at home to Porto of all teams, it was great to watch.
I normally boycott Utd matches on TV, have done for years, unless we are playing them.
But, lately, I have tuned in to watch them self-destruct almost every game and I'm loving it.
The point I want to make is, every team in the Premiership should realise that the mancs are there for the taking and instead of bowing down to them, they should have a right good go at them.
Rooney and Tevez are the only two playing well and the rest are a joke, they are giving away goals for fun.
The Premiership is still wide open as I said before and I am very hopeful that we can overtake them, if they even just draw two more games that's their game in hand and their lead wiped out.
So come on other clubs, give them a game and give us a chance to win the League.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

VILLA FAIL AT UTD

Aston Villa let a 2-1 lead slip away as the cursed Utd came from behind to win 3-2.
Going into five minutes of injury time, yes, five minutes, it was two all and we at Liverpool were hoping for the draw as we would have stayed a point ahead of them in the League had it ended up all square.
However, some young plonker scored the winner for Manchester deep into injury time to give them the win and the three points they were lucky to get.
This puts them a point above us again after our heroic win at Fulham yesterday.
The league ain't over yet, not by a long way.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

LIVERPOOL BACK ON TOP OF THE LEAGUE

Liverpool left it late, but boy did they deserve it today.
After hitting the post four times in a first half which they totally dominated, it looked as if luck had deserted the Reds today.
With time running out, substitute Yossi Benayoun stepped up to rifle home the richly deserved winner from the Israeli.
It had looked for so long that Fulham might hold out for a draw that would surely have ended our title challenge.
However, we are now two points clear of United at the top of the Premiership.
The dreaded Mancs face Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon.
I have a feeling the Villains, under Martin O Neill will cause Old Red Noses' team a few problems.
Great to be top again isint it!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

IRELAND GET A DRAW IN ITALY


The Republic of Ireland gained a valuable away point against Italy in Bari tonight thanks to a late Irish goal from top-scorer, Robbie Keane.
With Italy going a man down to a foul on O'Shea, they then scored a goal by Iaquinta.
The Italians went on the defensive for the remainder of the game .
Ireland took control of the game from then on without creating too many chances against the home side.
The goal finally came ten minutes from time when Keane turned in a Folan knockdown to get a precious point in Italy.
Happy days, now back to the Premiership where Liverpool play Fulham at Craven cottage on Saturday.
I see Alonso and Riera scored in a two-one win in Turkey, well done lads, bring on Fulham !



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