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World Football Staff Writer for Bleacher Report covering Liverpool FC, the English Premier League and worldwide football in general.

I cover major features, topical content, statistical and tactical analysis and live text commentary on the site and write freelance elsewhere.

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  • Alan Muir posted 12 days ago

    Alan Muir

    Re: Your article on the appeal of FCB Transfer Ban

    What kind of journalism was that? Your title says the ban was rightfully upheld, yet you provided absolutely no grounds whatsoever to support that statement. Your points about the ban being less effective than it would have been had the appeal not allowed them to conduct transfers during this window are certainly valid, but that's not the content I was expecting based on your title. Your article probably should have been titled "Why the ban doesn't matter" since that's the only real point you discussed.

  • Suarez Barca posted 52 days ago

    Suarez Barca

    Dont act like u don't understand my comment. U hate clubs such as Chelsea, Man City, now Barca. LMFAO at Liverpool now.

  • Suarez Barca posted 52 days ago

    Suarez Barca

    I am waiting for an article about suarez leaving liverpool from you. Come on fast. Where will liverpool will finish now. You are very fast in writing an article saying Mandzukic is better fit than Costa, to dimish the value of costa to chelsea transfer. Try not hating other clubs otherwise these things only happen to ur club.

  • nick tietjen posted 65 days ago

    nick tietjen

    dude, Howard Webb is probably the only ref i have respect for in ANY sport on this planet. I even told my wife before the game (she's Brazilian) that we have nothing to worry about from the refs in this game, we got the best. But you are WAY OFF. He had his worst officiating performace, and possibly one of the worst i've seen in any game in any sport. He missed two PKs for both teams, two possible red cards (one for each team, could understand a yellow), missed several other obvious yellows, missed fouls on boths sides and callled phantom fouls both ways, called fouls the wrong way, and absolutely destroyed the pace of the game and the mindset of the player. You could see it in the final 15 of the second half, both teams were lost didnt know what to do both teams were overly timid up until the last 5 in which they were obv going for it all. I cannot understand how you can accredit Webb with a great game here. I'm not going to knock you as a writer because A) first article of yours i've read B) you're entitled to your opinion. But honestly i don't think we'll ever know who deserved to win this game bc Webb seriously screwed the pooch. And def not a handball by Hulk, it obviously hit his chest shoulder and upper arm (all jersey), it needs to be below the arm AND intentional, clearly was neither. Enjoy the rest of the Cup!

  • William Sawyer posted 89 days ago

    William Sawyer

    Probably not qualifying by not being included in the 30, I think Carlos Tevez worthy of your best world cup XI team. Possibly Landon Donovan. Your thoughts?

  • ali z posted 90 days ago

    ali z

    Hey Karl, I've always thought that you're a great writer who had a great grasp of the game. I just wanted to know what your thoughts were on the possible signing of Moreno. Is he the right player to fill the void Liverpool have had at left back for ages or is he the wrong player we should be going after?

  • Tez B posted 105 days ago

    Tez B

    Thanks for the reply. But I think 6-0 against arsenal, Win against city @etihad are not at all boring. Probably they are better than most of the games you have listed here.

    I expected a better(genuine) list from you cause I always liked your articles.

  • Tez B posted 105 days ago

    Tez B

    Thanks for the reply. But I expected a better(genuine) list from you.

  • Tez B posted 109 days ago

    Tez B

    Dear Karl, What is wrong with you. Why you did not include any of the chelsea match in EPL best games list. This is too biased article. Hate such articles but you are a good writer.
    Heights of yellow journalism.

  • Jan Roskott posted 122 days ago

    Jan Roskott

    Hi Karl, your analysis for The Netherlands spoke about Holland abandoning the attacking style at the 2010 World Cup. I think that is harsh. The 2010 qualification saw Holland play as attacking as ever, but when Robben got injured weeks before the World Cup, Van Marwijk had to make some serious changes (how does one replace Robben??). RVP was coming back from injury too so we were a bit wing-clipped in a way. Our group stage opponents were all minions, all parking the bus. You can't expect a team without their key forwards to dazzle past defensive opponents like Denmark and Japan. So Holland played it safer. The Dutch have been criticised many times for not being able to play "business-like" and the one time we approach the game a bit more cautiously (like Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Argentina) people suddenly say we "totally abandoned our attacking style". I think that is a bit over the top. We played a bad first half against Brazil but if you've seen the second half, you will have seen a very offensive (and successful) Holland. The Uruguay semi finals also was quite open and it was Uruguay absorbing the pressure and playing on the counter. The only real stand out situation which people (like you, I fear) use as a symbol of Holland's "nasty and defensive attitude at the 2010 World Cup" was Nigel De Jong's kick into Xabi's chest. Which clearly was an accident. Almost as bad as Demy de Zeeuw's kick in the face (ending his career by the way) in the Uruguay game. But no one seems to remember that....

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