Author: Dean Mannion

Liverpool

The Games That Changed Our Season

Liverpool actually managed it. There were times when it was tetchy. There were times it looked nailed on. There were even times when it looked like we might have gone all the way. But, at the end of the day, the minimum objective was achieved. Liverpool qualified for next season’s Champions League. There was a […]

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Dirk Kuyt: The Duracell Bunny

Foreign players come and go in football. So often they are bought for astronomical amounts of money. Some are massive hits and do the business. Others are more forgettable and leave less acrimoniously. But, there are some who live on. These players are rare but they are loved by fans and players alike. They score […]

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Liverpool

LFC Spotlight: The Forwards

Over the past couple of weeks, we have dissected Liverpool from back to front. So far we’ve said that Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have another season in them at least, the defence may need restructuring, and the midfield is in pretty decent shape but it may not be a bad idea to buy a […]

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Liverpool

Under The Spotlight: Midfield

So over the past two weeks, we have scrutinised the goalkeepers and the defence and come to the conclusions that the goalkeeping situations is fine (for now) but the defence needs work. This week, it’s the midfield’s turn to be looked at. The general consensus is that the midfield is in relatively decent shape and […]

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Fernando Torres

El Nino to El Traidor

You’ve probably opened this page and thought, “El Traidor. What the hell does that mean?” For those who can’t speak Spanish, it directly translates as The Traitor. Traitor. It’s a word with extremely negative connotations. The dictionary definition of this is a person who betrays someone or something such as a friend cause or principle. […]

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Friends Of Liverpool

A Case For The Defence

Liverpool’s defence has been shaky for a number of years now. Not since Rafa Benitez left could anyone really say we have had a decent season defensively. Under Benitez we were compact, solid and difficult to break down. Even limited players like Steve Finnan we made to look better than what they were as they […]

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Match Report

Liverpool Grind Out Crucial Win at Watford

Grinding out results. It’s a phrase that gets lashed around a lot. It’s particularly a phrase used for successful teams who are playing inferior teams to themselves but don’t turn in the type of performance or result expected of them. When you think of this phrase though, what do you think of? Determination, grit, doing […]

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Liverpool Hero, United Legend: The Unknown Story of Sir Matt Busby

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is well documented. It’s a rivalry that goes back decades. Many think it started when Liverpool began to dominate English football in the 1970’s, overtaking United as Englands flagship club. Some younger fans will only ever know a successful United side, led by the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson. […]

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Liverpool

Under the spotlight: Goalkeepers

With the summer transfer window fast approaching, we are now getting to that time of year where rumours fly around regarding who will be buying whom over the coming months. This is no different for the Reds. Over the next few weeks I will be analysing Liverpool from back to front and giving my opinion […]

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Alex Raisbeck

Alex Raisbeck: The Original Captain Marvel

I’ve looked worldwide for subjects for pre-Second World War footballing heroes. The obvious names for anyone with any knowledge of football before 1939 cropped up – Friedenreich, Mazzola, Sindelar – but then I thought some more about it. What about closer to home? Growing up in the city and, particularly, in this case, being a […]

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