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  1. Report by Dave Usher Cometh the hour, cometh the man. He’s back. The superhero retired the cape for 18 months or so but he’s back on the job now. What a man. It’s crazy when you look at the decisive moments he’s been responsible for. There’s a huge differential between talent and impact in Divock’s case. How has a bit part player like him produced so many iconic moments? Probably only Alan Kennedy surpasses him in the 'talent / hero' lopsided balance. ‘Barney’ was a good left back but - European Cup winning goals apart - in a team full of stars he was probably the most low profile and easily replaced. Divock is way down the list of best players in the current squad but few can compare when it comes to key, decisive moments where we needed a hero and he stepped forward. I’d be willing to bet this won’t be the last time this season he does something massive either. He’s just got that knack. It went missing for a while but you could see every time he has played this season that he had that spark back. Time will tell just how significant this contribution turns out to be, but if we win the league then we will all 100% look back on this as one of the key moments. Hopefully this game will be this season’s “Villa”. We all look back on that late win at Villa Park as one of, if not the most decisive moments of the title winning season. This wasn’t quite as dramatic as we were drawing rather than losing, and scored one late goal as opposed to two, but it still feels fucking massive. We started the week four points behind Chelsea and one behind City. We’ve ended it still one behind City, but we made up five points on Chelsea in the space of three games. That feels pretty significant, especially as it looked like we were going to fail to take full advantage of their loss at West Ham. On that note, our defeat in that fixture doesn’t seem quite as bad now. It looked like we were going to be left frustrated by Wolves but if we had dropped points I can honestly say I wouldn’t have been kicking off or complaining about the performance. Sure, I’d be going fucking mad about the sitters we missed, but performance wise I thought we did everything that could be reasonably expected. The lads dominated the game from start to finish, they completely restricted any threat Wolves may have had on the break and they created enough clear chances to win a couple of games, let alone one. You can’t legislate for some of the misses we had though. Usually they cost you. This time it didn’t because we’ve got Origi. And Salah. For all the glory Div will rightly have bestowed on him, let’s not forget just how fucking sensational that bit of play from Mo was to create it for him. Virgil’s pass deserves a mention too, but that goal was all Salah really. Incredible skill. The first touch to knock the ball perfectly into the space. The little second touch to delay a split second until the gap was there to play the pass. And then the cutback to Divock. Three world class touches. Divock still had work to do though, but finishing is what he does. It’s his thing, he’s fucking boss at it. And he’s also utterly nerveless, which helps. This is why he can produce goals in such big moments, because he’s so laid back and calm it’s just like finishing chances in a training session for him. His laid back attitude probably hurts him in some ways. He never seems like he’s bothered if he plays or not, but then that easy going nature helps him do what he does. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full report Please note that Match Reports are only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  2. Monday Nov 29: Some mad videos of shithousing doing the rounds over the last couple of days. I love all that, they’re great fun and the one of the Brazilian lad throwing himself to the floor after being touched on the back by the ref was great. I’m completely on board with all that. This one though.... Fucking hell, that’s just so bad. Doing that to your own team-mate is completely unacceptable, even if you hate him. It’s not about the lad he got sent off, it’s about leaving the rest of the team a man down and then that player also probably facing a further suspension. That goalkeeper is a massive cunt and I’d have sacked him on the spot if I was his manager. The only other footballer on the planet I could envisage doing something like that is Richarlison. Meanwhile, how funny was that Carragher / Keane argument yesterday! Carragher was right and Keane was talking nonsense, but not too many pundits would have taken him on over it and that was just great TV. Keane was wound up even before that, he had a face like thunder when he was talking about what Carrick said post-match and that segment was absolute gold. Keane is great. He’s not there to be calm, collected and making salient, incisive points on tactics. He’s an entertainer and he entertained. So did Carra. And just as funny as those two was how cool Hasselbaink was sat in the middle of them. Sensational stuff. Shit, I even laughed at Neville’s video in reply to it. So Messi won the Balon d’Or again. The problem with this award is it should be awarded at the end of each season, because this just looks stupid really because Messi has done fuck all since going to PSG and then you have Mo on fire for us. So this looks ridiculous, but Messi’s numbers for the year are actually really impressive and he led Argentina to the Copa America title. There’s a decent argument that he deserved it based on the criteria they use that they got this right, but it just doesn’t feel right does it? Poor Lewandowski. He got screwed over last year and he had a strong case this time too. You know what the mad thing is though? The importance that this thing is given when it was decided by coaches and national team captains who are not impartial, and random journalists from around the world who most of us have probably never heard of? Now it’s back to just journalists voting again, but for all we know it could be the French and German equivalent of Garth Crooks and Paul Merson voting on this. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full article Please note that 'the Week that Was' is only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  3. DiVOCK!!! He's at it again. When the Reds win trophies there's usually a pivotal Origi contribution or two in there so this bodes well for our chances this year. TLW Editor Dave Usher is joined by Julian Richards and Dan Thomas to reflect on a dramatic afternoon at Molineux as Liverpool were on the brink of dropping two points due to some dreadful finishing, until the man, the myth the legend popped up in the 95th minute, right on cue. What a guy.
  4. DiVOCK!!! He's at it again. When the Reds win trophies there's usually a pivotal Origi contribution or two in there so this bodes well for our chances this year. TLW Editor Dave Usher is joined by Julian Richards and Dan Thomas to reflect on a dramatic afternoon at Molineux as Liverpool were on the brink of dropping two points due to some dreadful finishing, until the man, the myth the legend popped up in the 95th minute, right on cue. What a guy.
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    Liverpool’s Most Famous Victories

    The history of Liverpool spans over a hundred years, through three centuries. Having been founded in 1892, Liverpool has been going strong, and is considered one of the greatest teams of all time. Today, Liverpool is still in the top ranks of football, with great players like Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Trent Alexander Arnold. As of November 29, 2021, Liverpool is ranked 3rd in the Premier League, having recently beaten Arsenal, Southampton, and Porto. Being one of the most popular, and highly ranked Football teams of all time, Liverpool is a fan favorite team among bettors. Football is the biggest sport to bet on, both offline and online, and among football fans and bettors, Liverpool is considered one of the most reliable options to place a bet on. The popularity of betting on Football, and sports in general, has led to the creation of multiple online betting sites which now permeate the internet. New UK betting sites at Helpbet can be found daily. However, most football fans don’t dabble in gambling or betting, and just prefer to enjoy the game with their friends or family. For long-time Liverpool fans, we are going to celebrate one of Football’s greatest teams, by doing a retrospective on some of their best matches, and most famous victories. Liverpool V Everton, April 1999 A game for the history books, between Liverpool and long-time rival team Everton. The game started out with Everton scoring the lead in the first minute, making it seem as if the game had been decided before it even began. But it soon became clear to the fans of both teams, that it would not be that simple, when Robbie Fowler equalized the score from a penalty shot. Fowler followed up his equalizer with another score, and Patrik Berger took the game to the next level with a third goal, scored from range. The real star of the show though, to many was Steven Gerrard, who successfully defended, what should have been a goal-bound shot. The game ended with a score of 3:2, and is still considered by many fans to be one of Liverpool’s “we were there” moments. Liverpool V Newcastle United, April 1996 In 2003, the 10 Season Awards held a vote by both the public and a panel of experts. The results unanimously voted Liverpool’s 1996 match against Newcastle United as the “Match of the Decade”. The match was also listed as the absolute best live broadcast match on Sky Sports’ 20th anniversary list. For all intents and purposes, this is one of the greatest matches in football history. The score was even when Collymore tore the net with a left-foot strike. The strike was followed by the screams and shouts of tens of thousands of Liverpool fans in the stadium, and many more at home, raising the roof and singing Liverpool’s anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone. The match ended on a score of 4:3, and has gone down in history as one of the greatest football matches ever played.
  6. The biggest game of the weekend came on Sunday so I’ll start with that and then circle back to Saturday’s games afterwards. I didn’t give United much of a chance of getting anything at Chelsea so that draw was a welcome surprise. I’m not sure they deserved it but I don’t care. How they play is not my concern but if they can pick up any kind of result that helps us then great. It would have been better if they’d managed to hold onto their lead and hadn’t conceded a stupid fucking penalty, but they took two points off Chelsea so that’ll do. They were under pressure for most of the game but coped fairly well. Not having Maguire and Shaw back there doing their Chuckle Brothers act obviously helped but unfortunately for them, Wan Bassaka was still there shitting all over the lawn. He’s terrible him. He was actually better at Palace than he is now. The biggest myth in football is that he's such a great defender. Just because he loves a slidey and is difficult to dribble past on the outside does not make him a great defender. Being dogshit going forward always boosts a full back's defensive reputation though as everyone assumes if you can't attack then you must be boss at defending or why else would you be in the team? Wan-Bissaka can't attack or defend. He attacks like Tony Hibbert and defends like Luke Shaw. United held out until half time and then took the lead early in the second half when Jorginho made a mess of dealing with a high ball when he was last man, and Sancho ran clear to score. The mental thing about that goal was the part Rashford played in it. He was up there in support of Sancho and should have been the recipient of a square ball and tap in. You could see Sancho wanted to roll it to him as he looked across a couple of times. The problem was Rashford was offside the entire way from halfway to the edge of the box. He never got himself behind the ball at any point, the soft twat. That’s the worst piece of off the ball forward play I’ve seen since that Richarlison fucktard earlier in the season. Sancho was savvy enough to realise and didn’t give him the ball. Instead he kept his cool and scored himself. What was Rashford thinking though? Probably worrying about hungry kids again instead of ‘concentrating on his footy’ like twitter keeps telling him to. A United win would have been great for us as we’d have closed the gap to Chelsea to just a single point. The useless pricks couldn’t hold on though and Wan Bissaka recklessly swung out a leg and caught Thiago Silva. Predictably, Jorginho converted the pen. The big talking point was Carrick leaving out Ronaldo. It’s amazing that this was such a story. I thought Carragher had it right. He’s a 36 year old striker who doesn’t do anything to help a team defensively. He isn’t going to play every single game and an away match against the league leaders where you’re likely to be under the cosh seems like a logical game to leave him out. It was going to be all hands to the pump against Chelsea so Carrick (or Rangnick) left him on the bench with the intention of maybe bringing him on to counter attack late on. But because of the ‘name’ it’s a story. How dare you leave Ronaldo out! Roy Keane was incredulous about it and got into a shouting match with Carra afterwards. I buzz off Keane, he’s hilarious, but he was talking bollocks here and was contradicting himself. Usually he talks sense but he lost all perspective because he just wanted to hammer Carrick about anything and everything. He had a proper cob on after seeing Carrick’s post match interview and at one point Haselbaink and Carra were looking at each other and giggling like school kids as Keane let rip. He defo has no time for Carrick. I thought they were former team-mates but it turns out they aren’t. Carrick actually replaced Keane at Old Trafford and even took his shirt number. Hard as it seems to imagine, could it be that Keane is still bearing a grudge after all these years? Nah, surely not. He doesn’t seem the type. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full article Please note that PL Round Ups are only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  7. That's 18 straight games scoring two goals or more now for the Reds as Everton went the way of Manchester United and were humiliated in front of their own fans by Kloppo's boys. Chris Smith is joined by Julian Richards and TLW Editor Dave Usher to bask in the glory of another incredibly satisfying win. Hendo's magnificence, Salah's ruthlessness, Jota's resemblance to a Liverpool goalscoring legend of the past, and of course Rafa Benitez are among some of the topics covered. You really don't want to miss this one.
  8. That's 18 straight games scoring two goals or more now for the Reds as Everton went the way of Manchester United and were humiliated in front of their own fans by Kloppo's boys. Chris Smith is joined by Julian Richards and TLW Editor Dave Usher to bask in the glory of another incredibly satisfying win. Hendo's magnificence, Salah's ruthlessness, Jota's resemblance to a Liverpool goalscoring legend of the past, and of course Rafa Benitez are among some of the topics covered. You really don't want to miss this one.
  9. Report by Dave Usher It’s nice when a game goes pretty much as expected and how it should do. I said it when we played Arsenal, that was a game where we should be twatting them because they’re just perfectly set up for us to exploit. And exploit we did. This one was a little different in that it had nothing to do with their style of play being a good match up for us, it was just a case of us being miles better than them. They shouldn’t be able to live with us, and it turns out they couldn’t. The only way we were not going to win this game, and win it handsomely, would be if we went out there and basically threw up all down ourselves. Everton have nothing that we should be worried about. They’re a lower/mid table team, without their main goal threat, they’re in terrible form and their fans fucking hate them. Everything was pointing to a big away win for us and that’s what happened. That doesn’t make it any less enjoyable though. This was fucking boss. It was an absolute beatdown and even though the game appeared to be in the balance for a time when it was 2-1, realistically it was never really in doubt given the huge gulf in class between the two sides. The home crowd were furious, obviously. They always are. The life of an Everton presents two options. Misery or anger. Sometimes the two cross over, but generally Blues fall into one category or the other. It must be the most miserable of existences. In terms of this game though I don’t know what they were wanting from their team. They were booed off, the atmosphere was toxic and Rafa will bear a lot of the brunt of it. Here’s the thing, and this isn’t a defence of Benitez in any way. I haven’t done that since some time around late 2008. This is simply a fact. Everton are not a good football team, irrespective of who the manager is. Liverpool on the other hand, are probably the best team in the world when firing on all cylinders, which we are pretty close to doing at the moment. United lost 5-0 at home to us. Arsenal and Southampton were swept aside 4-0. Watford, who beat Everton 4-1 the other week, conceded five to us a week prior to that. So I would ask Evertonians, what exactly did you expect here? You can’t live with us. We’re in a completely different league currently and if this game was played ten times, this probably wouldn’t even be the biggest beating you’d take. That’s not bravado, or gloating, or any of that. It’s just a fact. Look at how we started this game. We had two gilt edged chances in the first two minutes. The opening 20 minutes of this game we were imperious and much better sides than Everton wouldn’t have been able to cope with it. You could see that our lads had a score to settle after the two derby games last season and there was just no way Everton were going to be able to withstand that. The Blues can get angry with Rafa and their players all they like, but it’s stupid. It’s like putting Ronnie Corbett in the ring with Mike Tyson and then berating him when he gets battered. This was a mismatch, pure and simple. We went into this game with our best eleven players (you can argue the toss over Bobby and Jota if you like, but I don’t think that’s even really a debate now with how dangerous Jota is) and our best eleven players are scary as fuck. You hear all the time from opposing players and managers just how hard it is to play against us, so a team with Michael Keane as the defensive lynchpin and Saloman Rondon leading the line is always going to be in trouble. From the opening seconds our lads were right at it. We forced a corner immediately and Matip should have scored. Poor header that, but he is very much hit and miss in those situations. A minute later Mo should have scored when for some reason he went with his left foot rather his head from a Robbo cross. In fairness he was probably expecting Pickford to being doing something mad, such as flying through the air with his boot raised like Bruce Lee. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full report Please note that Match Reports are only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  10. Our beloved Liverpool Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in the world, with a long history stretching back to 1892. Over the years, this club has won over sixty trophies, including nineteen League titles, fourteen European cups, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups and fifteen Community Shields. As one of the teams currently also ranking in the top five for the Premier League results table, Liverpool is one of many teams in the season who might be good to bet on right now. With online football betting, it’s anyone’s game, but there are plenty of football fixtures for adult players to place a bet on whether they are supporting their favourite team or their favourite player. With more titles potentially on the horizon for the team, here is a look back at some of the club’s greatest players and the astounding contributions they’ve made to its trophy-laden history. Ian Callaghan First up is Ian Callaghan, the club’s record appearance holder, with 857 appearances between 1960 and 1978. In nineteen seasons at the club, he helped the team win five league titles, yet despite his record number of appearances, he earned just one yellow card his whole career. Ian Rush Ian Rush is the club’s all-time goalscorer. He played two spells for Liverpool from 1980–1987 and again from 1988–1996. In that time, he scored 346 goals in all competitions, breaking the club’s goalscoring record previously set by Roger Hunt. Ray Clemence Ray Clemence is Liverpool’s greatest goalkeeper. He missed six games in 11 years, and with 460 clean sheets to his name, he holds the record for the most clean sheets in world football. Phil Neal The full back was Liverpool’s most decorated player of all time, with 22 trophies at the club over 11 seasons. Neal made 595 appearances, including a club-record 366 consecutive league matches between 1974 and 1983. Ray Kennedy Ray Kennedy was a pivotal member of the Liverpool squads of the 1970s and 1980s. In eight years at the club, he won five league titles, an FA cup, a League Cup, a UEFA cup and a Super Cup. Kevin Keegan Keegan scored exactly 100 goals for Liverpool in 321 appearances, winning three league titles, two UEFA cups, an FA cup and a European Cup. His last appearance was the 1977 European Cup final against Borussia Mönchengladbach, in which he won the penalty that led to the final goal in an epic 3-1 win. Graeme Souness Souness won five league titles, three European Cups and four League Cups. After 358 appearances and 56 goals, he ended his Liverpool career by captaining the club to a famous treble in the 1983–84 season. Kenny Dalglish In 13 seasons as a player, King Kenny scored 172 goals in 515 appearances. He won thirty-five trophies, including an FA cup and two league titles as player-manager. A true club legend, he came back for a second spell as manager between 2011 and 2012, in which time he added another League Cup to his list of honours. Robbie Fowler Another player in Liverpool FC history that has impressive Premier League player stats is Robbie Fowler. The seventh-highest goalscorer in the Premier League, Fowler once completed the fastest hat-trick in league history, with three goals in four minutes and 33 seconds against Arsenal in 1994. This record stood for 20 years, until our very own Sadio Mané put three past Southampton in two minutes and 56 seconds in May 2015. Jamie Carragher The famous one-club man made 737 appearances for Liverpool, including a record 149 in European competition. Steven Gerrard Stevie was the most capped Liverpool player for England ever, with 114 national appearances. He also holds the record for most goals in Europe with 41. Mohamed Salah There has been much conversation between fans, and in recent Liverpool FC news, saying that Mo Salah is considered to be one of the best players in the world at the moment as he continues to reach extraordinary achievements. In his debut season for Liverpool, Salah broke the record for the most goals in a 38-game season with 32 league goals, before helping the team to a Champions league in 2019 and a league title in 2020. He is currently fourth on Liverpool’s all-time scorers list, and at 29 years old, he still has a lot more to give. The bookies’ favourite for golden boot this year, Mohamed Salah seems to be breaking new records every week. In August, he became the first player to score in the opening weekend of a season for five consecutive seasons. He also recently became the first Liverpool player to score in ten consecutive matches with his hat-trick in the 5-0 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Odds are that Liverpool will add to their historic list of silverware this year, thanks in no small part to Salah’s good form, but where would you put him in our list of Liverpool’s all-time greats?
  11. Football is the first place game all over the world that has the most fans among other sports. Everyone knows about championships, even if they have never been interested in the game when it comes to championships. Even now, when the COVID pandemic has broken our habits and most sports schedules, football remains the game that attracts UK gamblers. Why is the UK football betting industry growing? First, it’s the part of UK gambling, which have been skyrocketing during the last 1,5 years. Online casinos and sports booking websites gain new users since most of the entertainment shifted online. Second, despite all the changes in matches and their schedules, football never stays at the same place. Players are transferred, new matches are held — thousands of football events deserve some attention, and they may be an exciting issue for online betting with sports not on gamstop. If you want to try football betting too, there are some tips and strategies to make your experience as smooth and profitable as possible. Let’s take a look at them here. Regular betting vs Football Trading Strategy You may be curious: what is the difference between regular betting and trading in this case? When we talk about betting, it is a game of chance, first of all. We can analyse the team’s score and stake in the winner, considering previous results. But there are only our beliefs underneath it all. At the same time, the football trading strategy is a mathematically proven system we follow. This approach won't usually give you a one-off gain, but you should win more consistently over the long term. At least, that is the logic behind it. If you’re interested in regular and sustainable profits, you may learn more about it here. But keep in mind that all the trading systems are time-consuming and require a deep understanding of the football and the bookmaker’s work. 3 performing football trading strategies Sure, there are many of them, but we’ll take a look at three of them for the beginning. They are not the most efficient but are all good for the beginner to save money and profit. So here we’ll explain what they are: Matched Arbitrage Goliath. They may seem difficult at first glance. But if you understand the principle, you’ll get your winnings. Still, we don’t advise you to expect big wins first. In the beginning, you’ll just return your bets with a small percentage on top. Still, you can raise your stakes and winnings during the times. Matched Betting Here, you need two bets. One will define the winner, and the second will cover you if the first one loses. For example, there’s a match between Team A and Team B, and there is no clear favourite. So you may use a free bet on a bookie website, claiming Team A will be the winner. At the same time, you can make a lay stake on sports betting exchange, claiming Team A will not win. By this stake, you’ll cover two outcomes: draw Team’s B victory. It may be clearer in numbers. For example: You have 20 GBP as a free bet. 20 GBP * 2.3 = 46 GBP (26 GBP as a clean win, since 20 GBP of free bet do not return to you) Lay 10 GBP * 2.5 = 25 GBP. Your liability is 15 GBP, the difference between 25 GBP and 10 GBP of the backer’s stake. If your free bet wins, you get 26 GBP as a winning. If it loses, you won’t miss a penny of it, but get your 15 GBP profit from a backer’s stake. Arbitrage Betting It may seem strange and complicated, but arbitrage betting works and gives some benefits if you have enough time to explore bookmakers’ odds. Here you may find the best proportion of odds for contrary outcomes, for example: 1.5 for Team A win on the X bookie’s website. 3.5 for Team B win on the Y bookie’s website. All it takes to have some profit is to find the bet amount to get a similar result in case of any outcome. 100 GBP * 1.5 = 150 GBP 42.85 GBP * 3.5 = 150 GBP If the first stake wins you get 150 (100 + 42.85) = 7.15 GBP profit. If the second stake wins, you get the same. Goliath Bets Goliath seems to be an accumulator bet. However, it covers 247 possible outcomes of 8 events. Therefore, the total bet amount will be pretty high; for example, if one stake is 1 GBP, the total bet will be 247 GBP. However, two or more correct predictions from 8 will let you get your bet back or even have something on top. It’s still a high-risk strategy, where your football knowledge is a must. However, it may bring your odds of making a profit greatly improved.
  12. Report by Dave Usher That was an enjoyable afternoon despite the baltic conditions. An early goal ways helps, as does being three goals to the good by half time. It was just a stress free, fun Anfield experience, the kind we’ve been treated to an awful lot over the last three or four years. There was a point late in the first half when I thought to myself “don’t take this for granted, it won’t always be like this”. This team is special, in my view the best we’ve ever had. But they have a shelf life and Klopp isn’t going to be here forever. That’s something I’m well aware of but it’s not something I often think about, because it’s fucking depressing. I am going to savour all these games at Anfield though watching this team, because it wasn’t that long ago it home games were fucking miserable (the final 14 months or so of Brendan). We may or may not win the title this season, but if we don’t it will be because either Chelsea or City have done something incredible that we couldn’t quite match. Whatever happens, it doesn’t change how incredible this squad of players have been for us and there’ll be many more wins like this one and the Arsenal one a week ago. Of course it helps when the opposition actually wants a game of football and aren’t solely focused on spoiling. Southampton didn’t come to just roll over, sit back and hope for the best. They tried to take the initiative and show intent. They just aren’t good enough to do that against a team like us, but fair play for trying. If they’d tried to just sit back and keep the score down I doubt they’d have fared any better as that isn’t their style. They’re a high press, attack minded side so that’s what they did. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full article Please note that Match Reports are only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  13. Monday Nov 22: So OGS has gone then. Goodnight sweet prince. The fun might not be over for us yet though as Michael Carrick has taken over and please God, let him get off to a flyer. Let him win his first 10 games and let’s have Rio campaigning for him to be given the job and let history repeat itself. I’m not sure even the people who run United are THAT stupid but I’d like to find out. It’s times like this when you see just how utterly clueless the media are though. Initially most were telling us that Zidane was taking over. Then he said he wasn’t interested. Now they’re saying Pochettino is “desperate” for the job because his family are in London and he’s in Paris. Hmmm. It’s a hell of a quicker getting to London from Paris than it is getting a train (or driving) from Manchester so that’s clearly bollocks too. If Poch ends up taking that job it’s because working with the PSG squad is a hell of a lot more unbearable than we think, because there’s just no way you’d make that move otherwise. Sure, United are one of the world’s biggest clubs, they’ve got some really top players in the squad and they aren’t short of transfer funds. But to be successful there you not only have to get that team in order, you somehow have to overhaul THREE great teams. Probably the three best club teams in the world in fact. And all the while you’re having to deal with the expectation that Manchester United should be winning titles, which frankly is a load of bollocks. Pre-Ferguson they were a cup team that was never anywhere near the title. Post Ferguson it’s been the same. This is actually who Manchester United are and Alex Ferguson is the only one who broke that cycle. The Ferguson years are the outlier, not the norm. At least our period of success came under four different managers so we had more justification in thinking it was ‘normal’. One thing has been really funny about all this is how the United players have been kissing Solskjaer’s arse and thanking him for everything he’s done for them. Even Maguire, the tit. While there’s no doubt the little goblin was out of his depth and United are probably the worst coached team in the league, does that excuse some of the gross incompetence we’ve seen from some of them players? Is it Solskjaer’s poor coaching that caused Maguire to get caught dribbling on the edge of his own box and then lunge in to get a second yellow and leave his team in the shite? They were well and truly in that game when he did that. They’d got back to 2-1 and had momentum, and then he does that and it’s game over. Others too. Like Fernandez, who’s been shite all season. And Pogba too. Pretty sure Fred was sincere in his thanks though as unless United appoint the Brazil coach as their next boss he’s not no chance of ever being picked regularly again. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full article Please note that 'the Week that Was' is only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  14. The conditions were freezing but the boys were red hot as Southampton were swept aside with the minimum of fuss at Anfield. Having just about thawed out from the game, TLW Editor Dave Usher is joined by Paul Natton to recap the third home win in a highly productive week for the Reds.
  15. The conditions were freezing but the boys were red hot as Southampton were swept aside with the minimum of fuss at Anfield. Having just about thawed out from the game, TLW Editor Dave Usher is joined by Paul Natton to recap the third home win in a highly productive week for the Reds.
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