In Rafa we Trust

Before the start of the 2003/4 season Houllier completed the signing of Harry Kewell from Leeds; hailed as ‘the final piece in the jigsaw’ by pundits and supporters alike, Houllier’s Liverpool were tipped for greatness .. Liverpool scraped into fourth place finishing thirty points behind unbeaten [...]

Down. And Out?

I spoke to him three weeks ago and it was clear he was not happy. He was down and wants success Not the words I like to hear coming from Rick Parry when he’s talking about the best midfielder in Europe. For all Houllier’s claims that he has left this club with a footballing legacy that will come [...]

A Special One?

The biggest non-secret in football was confirmed as Chelsea held a press conference to appoint their new manager: Jose Mourinho. This guy is so confident it is breathtaking, so refreshing from all the “we’ll do our best” attitudes of most managers these days. We have top players and, sorry if I’m [...]

Rafa on his way?

Rick Parry claims Liverpool will be ready to unveil a new manager within two weeks, maybe it’s just co-incidence but Rafa Benitez would have to give 2 weeks written notice to leave his contract at Valencia should he be on his way to Anfield…

Bloody Blatter

Sepp Blatter is again trying to interfere with English domestic football, apparently he’ll ‘let us’ have 18 teams in the top flight if we abandon F.A. Cup replays. Maybe he hasn’t noticed, but in this country domestic football is a lot more important than national football, and to be honest [...]


Following yet another mass substitution-a-thon in Portugal that made a mockery of the game of football Sven has ‘warned’ FIFA that restricting the number of substitutes that can be used in friendly games to a maximum of five would be a big mistake. I think any fans that travelled to Portugal to [...]

Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd

Liverpool outplayed Man Utd for 75 minutes at Anfield today. Unfortunately in the 15 minutes where we had a bit of a slump Man Utd scored two goals to Liverpool’s one. Once again Emile Heskey was guilty of missing easy chances to add to our goals tally. I wonder what dirt Emile has on Houllier [...]

Liverpool – Olimpia Ljubjana

The big day! Leaving work at midday to start the 240 mile trip up to Liverpool. We made pretty good time most of the way. At one point the motorway was closed to a single lane, when we got to the point where the “accident” had been we found that there was nothing; no accident, no mess, no [...]

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool lost 2-1 to Arsenal despite playing very well for most of the first half – Arsenal aren’t top of the league without reason, but we really should be turning performances like this into 3 points. Two weeks running now Houllier has bemoaned ‘poor finishing’. Defensively we have major [...]

No Excuses

I am not going to make excuses for him but the boy is young and I can tell you he is devastated by what has happened.

– Gerard Houllier (not making excuses for him)

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