Nerves are totally understandable at the end of the season with so much at stake.
Reuters Soccer Blog
In Spain, you often hear players and coaches talking about “the sort of match that decides title races”. More often that not they’re talking about the tricky away game against awkward opposition rather than a high profile match against direct rivals.
I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m not as excited as I should be given it’s the Champions League semi-final first legs this week.
Roy Keane is back, with a new gig as manager of Ipswich Town.
Whatever else the appointment will do, this seems a surefire way for Ipswich to reacquaint themselves with the spotlight. Keane generates a huge amount of interest in Britain and considering he’s already engineered one successful promotion campaign, with Sunderland, it could be a good move from a purely footballing point of view as well (assuming he has some money to spend).
4-4 is the sort of scoreline that delights neutrals, TV companies and marketing executives but it‘s not one that Liverpool fans will remember with any fondness.