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Soccer Break Tuesday

March 15, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPThe pain for Arsenal fans just rolls on it would seem, as a trip to my office’s kitchen confirmed on Monday when I heard two voices grumbling about “Van Persie” and “not enough shots”.

Toothless Liverpool losing touch already

August 24, 2010

Liverpool’s current plight was laid bare on Monday when they were humbled 3-0 by Manchester City — a result which left Roy Hodgson’s side fourth bottom of the Premier League.

England defence crumble in German masterclass

June 27, 2010

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England coach Fabio Capello would do well to take a transcript copy of Germany coach Joachim Loew’s post-match press conference – because in it he would find all the simple reasons why his side were trounced 4-1 and sent packing from the World Cup on Sunday.

Could you just talk us through the goal, Bob….

June 13, 2010

USA SOCCERAfter little more than four hours’ sleep, plenty of driving and the inevitable drop in adrenalin following a big game such as Saturday’s U.S. v England match, there were a few weary souls among the reporters following the United States when we headed to team HQ at Irene Farm on Sunday morning for a press conference with coach Bob Bradley and defender Steve Cherundolo.

20 long years for Liverpool faithful

By Reuters Staff
April 23, 2010

Madrid-based correspondent Martin Roberts writes:

SOCCER-EUROPA/One anniversary Liverpool fans will not be celebrating this summer will be the 20 years since their side last won a league title, a long wait that not only frustrates supporters but must dent any team’s claim to be more than also-rans.

Liverpool have a lot to be concerned about

August 17, 2009

Last November Spurs beat Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane just after Harry Redknapp took over a side that had slumped to the bottom of the table. Redknapp admitted after that game that Spurs had been lucky to win after being battered by Liverpool, who squandered an early lead and then hit the woodwork three times before losing.

Evergreen Giggs wins PFA award

April 27, 2009

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs was voted Player of the Year for the first time by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday.

Gerrard boost for Liverpool, but can they shrug off ‘FIFA virus’?

April 3, 2009

In Spain, the sports papers refer to the exodus of players during international weeks as the ‘FIFA virus’ and it will be interesting to see if Spanish Liverpool can cope with its effects this weekend.

Liverpool hopes rest entirely on Torres

February 6, 2009

We all have those items that we simply cannot afford to lose, your wallet, phone, house keys, mp3 player etc, but for Rafa Benitez he will have to find space in his thoughts, if not on the bedside table, for his priceless Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

So, Liverpool fans… Are you starting to believe?

December 29, 2008

Liverpool seem to have got through their sticky patch and continued failures from Chelsea and Arsenal have limited the damage.