1. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Empty Seats Cast a Dark Cloud Over South Africa's Cup

    Amid the swirl of colourful flags and deafening vuvuzelas that have already brought such life to the World Cup, one striking negative sticks out like a sore thumb: empty seats...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 4 years ago 2,753 reads 7 comments

  2. King Of The Counter-Attack Martin O'Neill Fits The Bill For Liverpool

    If Rafael Benitez is the cautious, cold-blooded master of statistics, then Martin O’Neill is surely the vibrant, energetic king of the counter-attack...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 4 years ago 763 reads 3 comments

  3. FA On Course For Embarassing FA Cup Final After Pitch Ruins Semi-Finals

    As Portsmouth and Chelsea booked their places in the FA Cup Final over a weekend of highly dramatic semi-finals, members of the Football Association must have been cringing...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 324 reads 1 comments

  4. Jose Mourinho Heading For Liverpool After Rafa Benitez Falls Short Again

    “I don’t like Italian football and it doesn’t like me.” Those were the words of Jose Mourinho a little over two weeks ago; the Inter Milan manager exposing his deep frustration with life in Serie A...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 8,175 reads 14 comments

  5. Arsene Wenger Filled With Regret After Fabregas Injury Rocks Arsenal

    For most Arsenal fans leaving the Emirates Stadium yesterday, the emotions would have been of relief and delight that their side had managed to claw back a two-goal deficit against the kings of Europe, Barcelona...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 925 reads 1 comments

  6. Steven Gerrard Could Learn from Terry After Uncommitted Liverpool Performances

    For so long, it has been the technical inabilities of the likes of Emiliano Insua, Lucas, and David N’gog that Liverpool fans have been lamenting, but on Monday night against Wigan something much more serious was called into question...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 550 reads 0 comments

  7. Liverpool's Run-In Demands Rafa Benitez Beat Roberto Mancini to Fourth Spot

    With little over 10 games remaining in this season’s Premier League marathon, the bell is just about to ring loud and clear to signal the final lap. This is now a sprint to fourth place for Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, and Aston Villa...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 704 reads 2 comments

  8. Players, Blundering Yanks and Benitez All To Blame for Liverpool Demise

    Liverpool fans are recognised around the world for the endearing support they give to their team through thick or thin, and for the tremendous loyalty they show towards managers, no matter how much the club is struggling...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 321 reads 6 comments

  9. Torres in Need of Surgery After Wolves Win Shows Up Forward's Delicacy

    Steven Gerrard may have stolen the show for Liverpool against Wolves on Boxing Day, with his towering header to break the deadlock, but it was another of the Anfield faithful’s favourite sons ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 684 reads 5 comments

  10. Frank Lampard's Penalty Highlights Confusion Surrounding Spot-Kicks

    After the amazing scenes at Upton Park yesterday, in which Frank Lampard was made to take a penalty three times by referee Mike Dean because of encroachment into the penalty area, and after goalkeepers ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 481 reads 7 comments

  11. Liverpool's Best and Worst Moments of the Noughties

    There have been moments during the last ten years when Liverpool fans have wondered why they pour so much emotion into supporting the club, why they have spent so much money travelling the nation and beyond to watch their team do battle...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 1,298 reads 7 comments

  12. Liverpool's December Fixtures Are Christmas Presents

    As sparkling lights begin to adorn the streets of every town and as advent calendars go up on the walls of every household, it is clear that the Christmas spirit really has arrived. Just ask Liverpool...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 276 reads 5 comments

  13. Liverpool's Embarassing Europe Failure Brings Back Memories of UEFA Cup

    Remember the time when Gerard Houllier was leading Liverpool into the UEFA Cup almost every year? Remember the time when Djimi Traore and Igor Biscan were in Liverpool’s starting line-up? Remember ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 319 reads 6 comments

  14. Liverpool V Man City: Rafa's Reds Must Slam Top Four Door in City's Face

    After embarking on a miserable run of only one win in nine, after conceding goals left, right and centre to the likes of Birmingham, Sunderland, and Fulham, and after showing such desperation ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 20 reads 6 comments

  15. Gerrard and Torres Injuries Have Robbed Liverpool of League Titles

    If injuries were a thing of make-believe, Liverpool would have won the Premier League last season; would still be in this season’s title race and would still be in a good position to qualify from their current Champions League group...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 709 reads 11 comments

  16. Liverpool's Win Over United Means Nothing If Fulham Arn't Defeated

    Liverpool’s victory over Manchester United last weekend was huge: it has revitalised the club’s mood, confidence and ambition, releasing the massive weight from Rafa Benitez’s ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 170 reads 1 comments

  17. The Tale of Two Cheating Football Clubs Who Should Be Banned By the FA

    The names Yarnton Blues and Abingdon Town don’t mean much to most football fans, but to anyone associated with Cumnor Minors under-18s, the team I have represented for four years, they stir ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about over 4 years ago 385 reads 3 comments

  18. Alberto Aquilani Could Solve Liverpool's Attacking Deficiencies

    Many players have come and gone at Anfield since Rafael Benitez took charge in 2004, but the same questions are still being asked and the same doubts are still being raised...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about almost 5 years ago 775 reads 1 comments

  19. Fortunate Manchester United Expose Flaws Despite Arsenal Win

    Arsene Wenger provided a most surreal climax to the Premier League’s first heavyweight clash of the season when he stood amongst United fans after being sent off in the final minute, but ...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about almost 5 years ago 406 reads 7 comments

  20. 2009/10 Football Season: Marathon for Players, Feast For Fans

    London, Boston, and New York will stage their annual 26-mile marathons again in 2010, but the biggest sporting marathon that will take place in the next 12 months is the upcoming football season...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  21. Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor a Lethal Duo—If Togo Star Shows Commitment

    Things are currently so mad at Manchester City that their supporters have been dreaming of Carlos Tevez scoring goals this past week, the Argentine forward a loathed enemy for so long yet soon to be a loved friend of the Eastlands faithful...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 5 years ago 650 reads 2 comments

  22. Carlo Ancelotti Must Learn Quickly to Succeed at Chelsea

    Carlo Ancelotti has only just walked through the door at Stamford Bridge, yet, as ever, the spotlight is blaring from the word "go...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 5 years ago 181 reads 3 comments

  23. Istanbul 2005: The Story of a Teacher Ruining Epic Drama For Students

    It is one of those questions that every football fan should have an immediate answer to: where were you when Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005? Most will say they watched it in a pub or round at a mate's house with takeaway pizzas...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 5 years ago 412 reads 4 comments

  24. Fabio Capello Can Learn from Stuart Pearce On Practicing Penalties

    England’s Under-21s eclipsed their seniors last night by achieving the miraculous, by pulling off the unheard of, by winning a penalty shoot-out in a major tournament...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 5 years ago 144 reads 3 comments

  25. Bad World Cup Match Schedule for English Fans

    With the Confederations Cup currently being staged in South Africa and the national team performing so well under Fabio Capello, it has been easy over the past week for the eyes of English football fans to be drawn towards next summer’s World Cup...

    Sam Dalton Written by Sam Dalton about 5 years ago 232 reads 3 comments