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Rodgers and ‘Blitzkrieg’ Football

Rodgers and ‘Blitzkrieg’ Football

WHEN Brendan Rodgers was brought in as manager of Liverpool Football Club, talk revolved mainly around Tiki-Taka football and the importation of Barcelona’s style to Anfield. Much was made of the 7 seconds to close down and regain possession and...read more »

Should ‘Plan B’ Serve To Make ‘Plan A’ More Effective At LFC?

Should ‘Plan B’ Serve To Make ‘Plan A’ More Effective At LFC?

BRENDAN Rodgers has a philosophy that he is commonly known for now: he wants his team to play a certain way, his way. Liverpool FC have always been a team that ingrained the motto "Pass and Move" into any player who...read more »

Football: (Should Be) The Simplest Game Ever

Football: (Should Be) The Simplest Game Ever

WHEN your PE coach gives you your first instructions on how to play football they are very simple: score more goals than your opponents. The more you play the more new rules you learn, but they are still very simple. "When...read more »

Remembering Our Cultural Footballing Roots Is Essential

Remembering Our Cultural Footballing Roots Is Essential

EACH country has its very own unique culture. There're some similarities between them but they are still very different. It concerns everything: music, literature or football. That's why losing your cultural identity is the worst thing that can happen to...read more »

4-4-2: Why Do They Treat You So Bad?

4-4-2: Why Do They Treat You So Bad?

I think every formation opinion is entitled. Even the most inadequate or delirious. But I can't understand why everyone is so critical and abusive about the greatest and the simplest of all formations: 4-4-2. Fans say that it's last century, we've moved...read more »

Are We All Guilty Of Falling For Tiki-Taka Hype Already?

Are We All Guilty Of Falling  For Tiki-Taka Hype Already?

LIKE every supporter I was left totally deflated by Liverpool’s poor performance at West Brom last Saturday. I had high hopes and, perhaps naively, was convinced the pre-season performances were real evidence of the good things to come and that...read more »

I Guess This Was All A Bit Predictable…

I Guess This Was All A Bit Predictable…

LAST week I wrote a piece about the legitimacy of wild optimism just before the start of the season. I still think that was legitimate, but equally one has to be prepared for the odd banana-skin in the early stages. Brendan...read more »

Rodgers Era Begins By Emulating Patient Past

Rodgers Era Begins By Emulating Patient Past

LIVERPOOL FC have now dispatched Gomel in the Europa League qualifying matches and it heralds the true beginning of the Rodgers era at Anfield. In less than a week sterner tests await with the start of the Premiership season and an...read more »

The Real Liverpool Way

The Real Liverpool Way

"WE'RE Liverpool. We'll never be on defensive!" - Kenny Dalglish, interview for Sky before the Manchester City semi-final at Anfield. When I heard King Kenny saying those words on the night which would become the best night at Anfield last season...read more »

Reina: Tiki-Taka Can Bring Trophies

Reina: Tiki-Taka Can Bring Trophies

LIVERPOOL FC goalkeeper Pepe Reina believes that the classy manner of the Reds victory against Gomel on Thursday evening showed a glimpse of the future at Anfield, but made clear that it will take a little time for Brendan Rodgers...read more »

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