Javier Mascherano blames Liverpool ‘lies’ for acrimonious exit
• Mascherano took pay cut to join Barcelona • Decision to leave had nothing to do with his family Andy Hunter guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 September 2010 21.56 BST Javier Mascherano at his unveiling as a Barcelona player on Monday. Photograph: Giuliano Bevilacqua/Rex Features Javier Mascherano’s desperation to leave Liverpool led the Argentina captain to take a […]
Hodgson under pressure as Liverpool fans turn on him and chant for Dalglish
By Stuart Condie (CP) – 14 minutes ago LONDON — Just weeks after hailing Roy Hodgson’s arrival as Liverpool manager and predicting a return to glory, fans have turned on the veteran coach and started chanting the name of the man who once led them to domination of the English game. “Whether I can turn […]
4-4-2 – A thing of the past?
Brought to you by the FREE Football Magazine https://www.footballfriends.org.uk The 4-4-2 formation – a British tradition to rival the Beatles, Shakespeare, backing the underdog and hating the French. Two solid banks of four spearheaded by the big man/little man combination up front. It has been the default system for teams from these isles for some 40 […]
FOOTBALL FRIENDS MAGAZINE
Friday nights banter wasn’t the best but better news of a more sober but no less enjoyable nature, is the release of a FREE football fans magazine out just 9 hours ago and a great football friend of ours (pardon the pun Chris) check it out here… we think its got the makings of a […]
The Premier League – the Way Forward?
Brought to you by the FREE Football Magazine https://www.footballfriends.org.uk Technology in the game needs to be brought in as an overall package of measures and not in a piecemeal, random way. Emphasis should be placed on dealing with dissent, simulation and making the job of the referee and his assistants easier. Dissent in the Premier League […]
Should football fans boo their own team?
Brought to you by the FREE Football Magazine https://www.footballfriends.org.uk Football has long been like a pantomime. When the despised neighbours from down the road come to town they become the villains of the Saturday afternoon show. The home fans boo, berate and bully the opposing players in the most ferocious fashion possible. But nowadays it is […]
Weekend Premier League Betting Selections
Match Stats Man Utd v Tottenham Saturday, 5.30pm Pointers: Ø There have been at least three goals in 10 of Man Utd’s 13 home matches against top-six teams since 2008/09 Ø Spurs have had at least three goals in 6 of their 7 trips to Big Four sides under Harry Redknapp – four games have […]
WEEKEND BETTING SELECTIONS
Match Stats Birmingham v Blackpool Saturday, 3.00pm Pointers: Ø Blackpool have scored eight goals in five away fixtures this season Ø They won both halves in three of their away league games Chelsea v Wolves Saturday, 3.00pm Pointers: Ø Chelsea have now won nine consecutive home games in which they have scored 41 times, conceding […]
The Sound Of Music
It is rather apt that I should frequent the only football stadium to have a church attached to it, because going to the match, for me at least, is a cathartic, silent experience, a chance for self-reflection, for quiet contemplation, joining in the singing of a couple of well-known songs (or pretending to) and forever […]
Weekend Betting Tips
Match Stats Bolton v Tottenham Saturday, 12.45pm Pointers: Ø Bolton have won one and lost five of their nine matches against top-eight finishers the previous season and current top-eight teams this season. Ø There have been at least three goals in 9 of Bolton’s last 13 home matches against top-half teams since 2009/10 Blackburn v […]