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Liverpool’s midfield not as much to shout about

September 13, 2010

 

SOCCER-EUROPA/In the heady days of Istanbul and Athens when Liverpool fans considered anything less than a trip to the Champions League final a disappointing campaign, the Kop would regularly belt out: "We have the best midfield in the world."

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Houllier should be perfect match for Villa

September 10, 2010

SOCCER-FRANCE/A tricky start to the season in which manager Martin O’Neill left before a ball was kicked, midfielder James Milner joined Manchester City and the club limped out of the Europa League, Aston Villa were in need of steady hands. Gerard Houllier should be just the man.

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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.

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Deja vu all over again? Soccer romantics will hope so

August 20, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/FULHAM-HUGHES‘Plus ca change’ was the defining refrain of the Premier League’s opening weekend, but football fans tired of the established order will hope déjà vu is lurking round the corner for Manchester United and Chelsea.

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What if “ludicrous” Premier League ends with same top four?

January 21, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/We've had some knockabout fun in the Premier League this season, no question, but for all those eager for a change to the established order the table is taking on an all too familiar look.

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Liverpool have been here before, and a sacking may not be the answer

January 15, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUP

"For 25 years Liverpool were Britain's most successful and consistent football club. For four of those years we were also the most successful club in Europe. No one has an automatic right to success but you can be sure we will all be doing everything in our power to achieve those levels again. We owe that both to our own supporters and our own history."

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Score predictions come out of the freezer

January 15, 2010

BRITAIN/Last week's snow-show in all but three of the games means there's been very little movement on the scores front, at least here at Reuters Soccer Blog Towers.

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UPDATE: A New Year, a new chance to show your prediction skills

January 8, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPThe good news is, if you missed the midweek fixtures you've hardly been scathed, with one of the two games called off and the other a 3-2 thriller that no one predicted.

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January sale shopping looks tricky for Premier League big four

December 29, 2009

I have my shopping list for the January sales but my need for a new desk-lamp is not as important as the requirements of the Premier League’s big four.

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UPDATE: Predicting the scores — round 12

November 10, 2009

TUESDAY UPDATE: Whatever you think about the penalty which gave Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Birmingham, it certainly made a difference to our prediction league.