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Liverpool might not win the title, but an Emmy is in the bag

October 6, 2008

Medical dramaI’m not sure why exactly, but the best TV shows seem to be the ones that repeat the same formula week after week. Just take the American medical mystery drama House MD, which remains utterly compelling despite every episode having essentially the same plot.

Friday afternoon question: Which is the best derby?

September 26, 2008

A typical Milan derby

Families will be divided and bars will be filled with talk of nothing else this weekend when Everton host Liverpool on Saturday and the Milan derby takes place a day later.

Will English clubs dominate Europe again?

September 16, 2008

The Champions League trophy gets packed awayBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sounded a familiar note this week when he predicted that English clubs would once again dominate the Champions League (see here or here for the story).

Liverpool must lose inferiority complex when it comes to United

September 12, 2008

Gerrard controls the ballIf Liverpool are serious about a title challenge, and there hasn’t been much evidence to support their case yet, they should prove it by shrugging off their inferiority complex when it comes to playing Manchester United.

Losing for your country should hurt more, shouldn’t it?

September 10, 2008

Carragher has his penalty savedKev Fylan blogged about England’s fear factor being the root cause of their continual failures but Jamie Carragher’s autobiography reveals another possible explanation when he admits that he just didn’t care enough about playing for the national team.

Strange results signify little… but we can all dream, can’t we?

September 1, 2008

Van NReal Madrid and Barcelona lose their opening matches in Spain, Bayern Munich have to wait until their third game to taste victory under Juergen Klinsmann, AC Milan lose while Juve and Inter can only draw in Italy and three games in, not one of the big four in England’s Premier League can muster a 100 percent record…

No sign of Everton progressing

August 19, 2008

Moyes watches his boys

The usual new season optimism was in short supply at Everton on Saturday.

Never mind the last-minute defeat by Paul Ince’s Blackburn, that was merely salt in the wounds for a club whose preparations for the 2008/09 campaign could barely have been worse.

Vlog on the pitch – Why is Benitez looking closer to home?

July 29, 2008

Robbie Keane’s arrival at Liverpool and the long pursuit of Gareth Barry suggest Rafa Benitez is looking more at British Isles players than in the past.

Eto’o proves transfer talk is not always tittle-tattle

July 18, 2008

Very few people believed the story that Samuel Eto’o was considering a move to Uzbekistan’s Kuruvchi.

If not a salary cap, then what’s the solution?

May 7, 2008

Grant celebrates as Ferguson looks on

Kevin Keegan thinks the Premier League is getting boring — see our latest Vlog on the Pitch — but, not for the first time, Sir Alex Ferguson sees things a bit differently.