Steven Gerrard and the Five Stages of Grief

Steven Gerrard and the Five Stages of Grief

When the news broke that Steven Gerrard had decided not to renew his contract and leave his boyhood club after 17 years, the fans struggled to come terms with the shock. It's inconceivable that the Liverpool captain will wear another club's jersey, and that the number 8 shirt at Anfield will we donned by someone apart from the Whiston-born midfielder. After being pursued by the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich as well as Inter Milan, Gerrard finally made …
Cardiff City earn Premier League promotion

Cardiff City earn Premier League promotion

After years of coming within touching distance of the promised land that is the Premier League, Cardiff City have finally achieved promotion from the Championship as a result of their 0-0 draw at home to Charlton Athletic yesterday evening. As the final whistle went at Cardiff City Stadium last night the sizeable pain of a playoff final defeat to Blackpool three years ago was all but forgotten with Cardiff officially becoming the second Welsh club in the Premier League. Following a …
Wolves Vs Liverpool | Opta Stats Preview

Wolves Vs Liverpool | Opta Stats Preview

Last year the Wolves Vs Liverpool fixture saw Fernando Torres score his last goals in a Liverpool shirt. Little did he know that he'd score more for Liverpool FC in 2011 (in just a few appearances) than he did for Chelsea in the same year. Wolves lost this home game last year 0-3 and currently this year both teams are struggling for form in the Premier League. Whilst Liverpool's exploits in the Cup competitions has been remarkable, removing the top …
Which Side Has The Best 12th Man? Vote!

Which Side Has The Best 12th Man? Vote!

Using the comments section below, please nominate a Premier League player from any squad to be included in our 'Top 12th Man' article which will be up later this week. The rules for the nomination are simple, though they're not hard and fast: Player nominated must be from the current squad, and; Player must NOT have been included in the starting XI for more than 12 of the 22 matches to date. That's it. No other rules. If you think it's Paul …
Liverpool | Statistical Mid-Season Report

Liverpool | Statistical Mid-Season Report

At the midway point of the 2011/12 English Premier League season Liverpool find themselves with 34 points, in sixth place in the table and facing league leaders Manchester City to kick-off the second half.  Of obvious concern are the 6 home draws, as the Reds have taken only 18 of a possible 30 points from their opening 10 home fixtures.  This author has already written at great length the scoring inefficiencies that Liverpool have endured this season. Others on this …
Microcosm | Liverpool 1-1 Blackburn

Microcosm | Liverpool 1-1 Blackburn

The Liverpool draw at Anfield on Boxing Day was not only a massive disappointment for the club and their supporters but also an eye-opening glimpse into the problems that Liverpool have suffered in the first half of the 2011/12 campaign.  Kenny Daglish and the LFC front office have assembled a quality side that is capable on many fronts, but they are simply not showing enough class in front of goal.  Despite the presence of Luis Suarez, 4 goals in 1100' …