10 Thoughts on Liverpool v Manchester United

 

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Here are just a few quick thoughts on Brendan Rodgers’ latest attempt to not lose a game. Continue reading “10 Thoughts on Liverpool v Manchester United”

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Lowered Expectations Now Par

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Theres a scene in “Meet the Parents” where Robert De Niro (Jack) tells Ben Stiller (Greg) about his inner circle and how once you’re outside the circle, its extremely difficult to get back in. Liverpool FC have been outside the circle ever since Graeme Souness took over. Back in the early nineties the club stuck by Souness way too long as he blundered his way along with an aging squad, won an FA Cup in 1992 and we sat back and watched Manchester United take a stranglehold on British football. Continue reading “Lowered Expectations Now Par”

The Week in Review……

There are some weeks that there are so many books, articles, videos, sporting events and or possibly anything else that catch my eye. This is simply a weekly synopsis of what I came across.

1. Joel Jamieson’s “Ultimate MMA Conditioning”

A must read for all strength and conditioning coaches. Joel breaks down how he gets his fighters in prime condition for their next fight. A great insight into the tailored approach of conditioning he uses. He also dispels the idea that aerobic conditioning is of no use to anyone except long distance runners. You can purchase “Ultimate MMA Conditioning” here.

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Brendan Rodgers, Frustration and Liverpool FC

Brendan Rodgers is a relatively young manager. Having had spells at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and then taking on the Swansea job himself, he rose quite quickly by getting a job at Liverpool relatively early in his managerial career. Rodgers has shown his stubbornness many times during his short Anfield career. His press conferences are usually an opportunity to air grievances about transfer policy or ask for a new contract for his captain. Although the Northern Irishman has not frustrated Liverpool supporters to a Rafa Benitez type level yet, his mindset and ego will make for rougher times ahead. The key is that Liverpool should stick with their young manager and work through the growing pains. Continue reading “Brendan Rodgers, Frustration and Liverpool FC”

Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea – Hindsight is 20/20

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By Jonathan Carroll

 

It was a game that Liverpool needed only a point from. A game that Chelsea really needed to win in order to stay in the title race. Brendan Rodgers didn’t back in down in trying to go straight at Chelsea from the off and take the game by the scruff of the neck. His Liverpool side did face two resilient lines of four as Chelsea camped out twenty yards from goal. Demba Ba and Willian capitalized on two Liverpool mistakes to hand the title initiative back to Manchester City.  Continue reading “Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea – Hindsight is 20/20”

Norwich 2-3 Liverpool – Another Step Taken

 

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By Jonathan Carroll

The build up to Norwich away was all about taking the same intensity from the Manchester City game and applying it to the lowly canaries. Realistically that was always going to be a big ask seeing as the emotional and physical drain that the previous Sunday must have taken out of Brendan Rodgers and his team. Norwich did play their part in making life more than difficult however. Continue reading “Norwich 2-3 Liverpool – Another Step Taken”

Liverpool 3-2 Man City – Fortune Favors the Brave

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By Jonathan Carroll

Sundays win over Manchester City could prove to be crucial in deciding where the title ends up. It was a game that had everything. A rampaging Liverpool team that ripped City apart for the first twenty five minutes. A comeback from the visitors that rocked the home team and truly tested their spirit and character and an amazing winner from a little Brazilian magician. It was an appropriate way to honor the ninety-six lives lost at Hillsborough. A tragedy that will be twenty-five years old on Tuesday April 15th.

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West Ham 1-2 Liverpool – A Test of Character

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By Jonathan Carroll

Sunday saw the reds travel to London to take on Sam Allardyce’s West Ham. In true big Sam fashion, Brendan Rodgers will have prepared his team to face a physical onslaught with a good helping of long balls into their eighteen yard box. West Ham who are now relatively safe from relegation had nothing to lose. Liverpool on the other hand were looking to hold their nerve in a true test of character in the title race. Continue reading “West Ham 1-2 Liverpool – A Test of Character”

Liverpool 4-0 Spurs – Reds Cruise Into Top Spot

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By Jonathan Carroll

Tim Sherwood hinted that Liverpool may be nervous about their title run in prior to Sundays game at Anfield but it was Spurs who looked out of sorts. Brendan Rodgers let his players do the talking in the form of goals from Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and an own goal from Younes Kaboul. Liverpool are now top of the league with six games to play. Win all six and they will be crowned champions.

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