O90 – What We Learned – Liverpool 0 – 3 West Ham United

West Ham bounced back from last week’s home defeat by hammering a tepid Liverpool side 3-0 at Anfield overnight. The Reds were utterly toothless in attack, and Slaven Bilic’s men decimated their tentative defensive line on the counter. Kouyate’s swinging role was vital. The Senegalese certainly is a boisterous, leggy force to be reckoned with. […]

Premier League managers find fortune fickle

How we would have laughed in November if we’d been told that, just a few months later, Brendan Rodgers would be breezily having to quash rumours linking him to the Manchester City managers position. How Manuel Pellegrini would have laughed along with us, back in those breezy, rose-tinted days of late 2014. Today, however, it […]

The Big Money Benchwarmers

Let’s wind our minds back to the moments before the opening game of the 2014/15 Premier League season, those fabulous days of yore where possibilities were endless and potential was tantalisingly unrealised. Hull City’s strangely flamboyant playing roster was immediately going to click, Southampton were bracing themselves for a certain relegation scrap, and Liverpool and […]

Raheem Sterling: About a Boy

In most of the articles written about Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Liverpool, much has been made of the marked difference in the quality of the two teams’ finishing. Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata, all seasoned goalscorers of proven pedigree in this league, made sure that Manchester United, still so perilously lopsided […]

This year’s sack race open to all

Usually, by this point in the Premier League season, if a manager hasn’t already been shown the door, we at least have some forlorn figures that we can just about nail on as being ripe for the sack. Last November, Ian Holloway and Paolo Di Canio had already been disposed of, and by the time […]

Magic Beans: Liverpool’s transfer failings

When he traded his family’s cow for that fabled bag of beans, walking home even gullible Jack must have been developing that sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach. The cow, beloved but no longer lactating, was gone and all he had gotten in return was a pouch filled with these pills of uncertainty. […]