The negative publicity and recriminations stemming from poor transfer market dealings prior to the start of the 2012 – 2013 season (all you really need to do is say Clint Dempsey) should have served as a valuable lesson for Brendan Rodgers and his staff to get the important transfer business done early this summer, and for some time it appeared as though they had taken the lesson to heart. Continue reading →
Brendan Rodgers doesn’t want to play in the Europa League if Liverpool qualifies through the UEFA Respect Fair Play rankings.
By Bill Farnham
“I want to get [to the Europa League] through the right means, through our performance level, and if we have to have a year where we are not in Europe it is going to give us an opportunity to push on.”
Retrieved Monday, January 28, 2013 at 00:14:05 AM.
Editor’s Note: As a “value added service” to our readers for which we do not receive compensation or remuneration, the following transcript is accompanied by the pro bono diagnosis of Dr. Bill, Continue reading →
(or goalkeeping statistics of one sort and another…)
by Bill Farnham
In Monday’s Football Weekly podcast from the Guardian, deputy sports editor Barry Glendenning discussed a number of Premier League and La Liga goalkeepers, including Asmir Begovic, David De Gea, Iker Casillas, and Pepe Reina, speculating at one point on the feasibility of Casillas and De Gea switching teams. In light of the upcoming match against Manchester United, and because both Reina and De Gea have come in for a fair amount of criticism over the last 18 months, I thought it might be interesting to compare their performance both within the frame of the 2012 Premier League season Continue reading →
Now that the dust from the holiday fixtures has settled and I have a few minutes to think about what has transpired over the past year, I thought I might offer some encouragement to the Liverpool players and some additional folks in the form of potential New Year’s Resolutions. In no specific order, here we go… Continue reading →
Hopefully the previous piece was pretty clear and you came away with a better understanding of the Liverpool team. In this article I’m going to review some of the conclusions that came out of the previous piece and see if I can use chalkboards, heat maps, and action area diagrams from Squawka.com to verify whether or not I was right.
Is there a relationship between Passing Accuracy and Passing Forward and Liverpool’s results in the Premier League this season? (and can player’s stats demonstrate this relationship in a plausible way?)
If I tell you that Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, and Steven Gerrard are important players for Liverpool and that their performance in a match has an impact on the outcome of that match, is it ok then to say that their performances (positive or negative) should correlate in some way to the result achieved in the match? When they (the players) can be said to have played well, does Liverpool also do well?