1. Liverpool's Summer Of Woe?

    OK, so at the time of writing it's mid-May 2010. I'm typing this on an old-fashioned typewriter from a secret bunker made to look like the Anfield Boot Room, stocked with supplies and ...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 4 years ago 807 reads 9 comments

  2. If This Is Goodbye, I Salute You Rafa Benitez

    It appears that Rafa could be leaving us this summer after a woeful campaign for the Reds. I won’t argue or beg him to stay. His mind will be made up for other factors than the fans, and I can’t say I could blame him for that...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 4 years ago 4,615 reads 48 comments

  3. The Dark Shadow of Heysel

    May 29, 1985. The darkest hour in the history of the UEFA competitions. What should have been the greatest day in many fans’ and players’ lives became the biggest tragedy in European competition...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about almost 5 years ago 2,290 reads 9 comments

  4. Liverpool 4-0 Stoke City: The Reds Backlash

    Tony Pulis warned his team about a Liverpool backlash following their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on opening day, and he was right to be concerned. Against Spurs, he watched a disjointed Reds struggling for form and understanding...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 524 reads 7 comments

  5. An Open Letter to Real Madrid Fans

    Normal 0 Before I begin, let me just own up to the fact that I never liked your team. While I was growing up, Real were the first of the financial juggernauts, throwing around money, bankrolled by the King of Spain, wielding an axe to catch a fly...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 770 reads 28 comments

  6. Rafael Benitez Is the Right Man For Liverpool

    So, it’s summer again, and as I write this I have sunburn. The redness on my arms is a sure sign that it’s time to evaluate Liverpool’s season once again...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 231 reads 18 comments

  7. Sami Hyypia: Mr. Liverpool

    When Robbie Fowler was bundled out of Anfield by Gerard Houllier in 2001, I was shocked. When Michael Owen left in 2005, I felt let down. When Fowler finally got his proper goodbye with Rafa Benitez in 2007, I was saddened...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 579 reads 9 comments

  8. Roy Hodgson: Diamond In The Rough

    Over the last decade or so, the debate on English managers has been sparked off by every period of a vacant English hot seat. In 2000, when Sven-Goran Eriksson was appointed, the public wanted to know where all the great up-and-coming Englishmen were...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 178 reads 17 comments

  9. Rafael Benitez: The Transfer Truth

    We’re always being told about Rafael Benitez’s poor transfer record. I’ve already commented repeatedly on his lack of funds in his time at Liverpool, and the fact that he’s ...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 7,219 reads 35 comments

  10. Liverpool and Manchester United: The Past and the Future

    To be a Liverpool fan is often to be accused of living in the past. Since the end of Liverpool's domination of the league (timed closely to the beginning of the Premier League era), the Reds ...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 1,618 reads 46 comments

  11. Phil Gartside Scores the Own Goal, Again

    On Oct. 23 last year, I responded to statements by Phil Gartside, the Bolton Wanderers chief, on his novel ideas for the restructuring of the English league system...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 220 reads 12 comments

  12. The Dark Cloud Of Hillsborough

    The clock said 14:55, and the woman could see I was watching it. She was a grey-haired lady with a peculiar mix of an accent, there to talk to me about extra training I’m scheduled to do at work...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 200 reads 6 comments

  13. English Football Clubs and Countries: Pick A Side

    My first real memory of international football is way back in 1998.My school, bowing to student and teacher pressure, decided to show England's matches of Euro '98 in the assembly hall, and we all dropped lessons for 90 minutes each time to see it...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 237 reads 12 comments

  14. Liverpool Cure Glasgow Syndrome

    In trying to narrow down the way this title race is progressing, I think it’s important to explain something about how the British sports fan thinks...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about over 5 years ago 860 reads 25 comments

  15. No One Likes Rafael Benitez, But We Don't Care

    The great American poet Allen Ginsberg once said that, "Whoever controls the media—the images—controls the culture." Admittedly, that's a lofty start to a sports article, but in writing about Rafael Benitez, I thought it strangely apt...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about almost 6 years ago 1,046 reads 33 comments

  16. A Winter of Discontent: The Robbie Keane Story

    It’s odd how words gain new meanings over time. For example, “collider,” once meant an ill-fated object about to cause untold destruction by smashing into something else...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about almost 6 years ago 739 reads 11 comments

  17. Football Pundits: Harmless or Harmful?

    The above picture is of Mark Lawrenson. It was included it to remind everyone, before I begin, that he was once a great player and a fantastic ambassador for Liverpool Football Club...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 324 reads 19 comments

  18. Liverpool and Valencia: The Rafael Benitez Parallel

    On 5 May 2002, Rafael Benitez led his Valencia team out at La Rosaleda. The team had been locked away in the days prior to the game, meeting no one and conducting no interviews...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 1,402 reads 3 comments

  19. Rafael Benitez: Freedom of the Press?

    At work, in between actually working, I tend to check the sports pages for the latest stories. When I did that today, on the Sky Sports website, I read about Rafael Benitez apparently dismissing ...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 459 reads 5 comments

  20. Xabi Alonso Is Owed an Apology

    I have a confession. You see, I'm a Liverpool fan and at the start of the season, I was disappointed that Alonso, and not Barry, would be lining up in midfield. Before you all gasp in horror, let me just explain...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 452 reads 13 comments

  21. St. Michael: G-Owen Home?

    On the day Michael Owen's transfer to Real Madrid was confirmed, I was reminded of all the bad feeling I got when Robbie Fowler left...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 167 reads 10 comments

  22. Arsenal Will Never Surrender

    There's been a lot of negativity about Arsenal in the past week, and I think it needs something inspirational to occur to level it out...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 373 reads 3 comments

  23. The Wenger Bus is Coming

    So, Arsene Wenger saw this one, did he? The legendary Mr Magoo has felt the need to stoke the mob fires of national fervour by calling for clubs to be investigated for withdrawing players from international duty...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 695 reads 10 comments

  24. Liverpool: The Season So Far

    Can Liverpool win the title this season? That's the question that everyone's asking. I don't know the answers, no one does, but I do understand something about the season so far...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 685 reads 5 comments

  25. Liverpool FC: Could It Be?

    Often the only things I'm ever right about are the most pessimistic of my predictions. Whenever I show absolutely no faith in something, I'm usually depressingly correct, but as soon as I show ...

    David Gore Written by David Gore about 6 years ago 773 reads 11 comments