Genesis of Istanbul Liverpool Gerard Houllier

Genesis of Istanbul: The Miracle Happens

Rafael Benitez must have walked into Melwood and wondered what absolute rubbish he was being left with. For the high-quality core of that Liverpool...

Billy Kenny: What a waste of talent!

There have been a number of articles about Billy Kenny, the 'wasted' talent, over the years. An Everton midfielder of the early 1990s, he...
Jeremy Corbyn England Labour

Are England, Like Labour – For The Many, Not The Few?

Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson once stated ‘a week is a long time in politics’ – well, after all, he is well-positioned to make...
Genesis of Istanbul Liverpool Gerard Houllier

Genesis of Istanbul: Houllier’s Projects Don’t Pan Out

2002/03 was supposed to be the season. After 13 long years, Liverpool would win the Premier League. There was work for Gerard Houllier to...
David Moyes Roberto Mancini

David Moyes: Roberto Mancini’s nemesis

While manager of Everton, David Moyes was often – rightly – criticised for his failure to beat many of the ‘big clubs.’In 2008 Sheikh...
Genesis of Istanbul Liverpool Gerard Houllier

Genesis of Istanbul: Progress, But At What Cost?

Liverpool had entered the crucial part of a club on the rise’s development. They were now Champions League-bound with a weight of expectation on...
Neymar Edinson Cavani Kylian Mbappe

Just where does the best front three in world football reside?

If this weekend’s action is anything to go by, it’s that there is a simply terrifying trio of forwards in world football. At which...

Icons in Italy: Roberto Baggio

Football has a strange relationship with unusual hairstyles. By their very nature they’re either loved or loathed, what should be the most trivial part...
Genesis of Istanbul Liverpool Gerard Houllier

Genesis of Istanbul: An Unexpected Treble

In this five-part series, we discuss the journey to Liverpool's famous Champions League triumph in Istanbul. In Part One, we relived how the side...
Artificial Pitches: Boundary Park

The rise, fall and rise again of the Artificial Pitch

Football growing up As we grew up, we played football on many different surfaces. Depending on where you lived decided your choice of surface. I...