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Ibet: Looming Champions League Games Could Influence FA Cup Ties, Notebook

Ibet: Looming Champions League Games Could Influence FA Cup Ties

There are a couple of mouthwatering FA Cup clashes over the weekend, both with interesting sub-plots.

By | Notebook | Saturday, 15 February 2014 at 12:00 am

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle, Football

The Football Lawyer: Once Brazilian players prove their European ancestry, it’s still not easy for them to settle

The fact that there are so many gifted Brazilians actually makes it harder for them to move abroad.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 4:37 pm

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal, Football

Heung-min Son: The next ‘Shinji Kagawa’ coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal

When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 11 March 2013 at 4:11 pm

Tactics Talk: What do Javi Garcia and Gareth Barry actually offer?, Football

Tactics Talk: What do Javi Garcia and Gareth Barry actually offer?

A closer look at yesterday’s 2-2 draw between Manchester City and Liverpool.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 4 February 2013 at 5:39 pm

Tactics Talk: Liverpool pay the price against Manchester United for putting square pegs in round holes, Football

Tactics Talk: Liverpool pay the price against Manchester United for putting square pegs in round holes

For all Alex Ferguson’s success, his approach to big games had become largely predictable in recent years. Flood the midfield, counter-attack when possible and take advantage of any mistakes.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 14 January 2013 at 1:37 pm

The cultural lessons footballers really need to know, Football

The cultural lessons footballers really need to know

Expect to be considered a diver, until proven otherwise.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 11:00 am

Video: Liverpool footballers mark World AIDS Day, Notebook

Video: Liverpool footballers mark World AIDS Day

Suarez, Skrtel and co. formed the the campaign’s symbol of a red ribbon.

By | Notebook | Saturday, 1 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Tactics Talk: Will Benitez embrace a new style of play at Chelsea which includes Mata, Hazard and Oscar ?, Football

Tactics Talk: Will Benitez embrace a new style of play at Chelsea which includes Mata, Hazard and Oscar ?

Forget his previous run-ins with Jose Mourinho while Liverpool boss. Forget his criticism of the Chelsea support. Forget his pledge in 2007 that he would ‘never’ take the Chelsea job. What all those at Chelsea must worry about is what kind of team Rafa Benitez will build in the short six months he has as interim boss at Stamford Bridge.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 November 2012 at 3:49 pm

Becoming the City of Culture is a chance for Derry~Londonderry to begin a new chapter, Notebook

Becoming the City of Culture is a chance for Derry~Londonderry to begin a new chapter

Next year Derry~London Derry will become the first UK City of Culture. Inspired by Liverpool’s tenure as the European holder of the title, the Northern Irish city will celebrate a year of local culture, as well as holding some of the UK’s most prestigious cultural events and awards.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 2:11 pm

Tactics Talk: Chelsea fail to make the most of their chances as Liverpool struggle to turn possession into goals, Football

Tactics Talk: Chelsea fail to make the most of their chances as Liverpool struggle to turn possession into goals

Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea Sunday evening brought together two sides of similar stature but with a huge difference in performance this season.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 12:29 pm

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