Champions League Draw Gives Reds a Little of Everything

The potential outcomes for the Champions League group stage draw were as varied as the starting lineups of Rafa Benitez. Reds across the world seemed split about what they wanted from the world’s most elite club competition. Some supporters dreamed of facing European giants while others were content with fishing for Europe’s minnows.

In Monaco on Thursday, Liverpool drew a bit of everything, which should suit them just fine.

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LFC Transfer Review: Good Business

By Sam Mathius

You did it. Pat yourself on the back, thank your respective god. You survived Transfer Deadline Day. A day so fraught with absurd rumors, more absurd punditry and English youths making inappropriate gestures behind Sky Sports reporters that it harkens back to passages in the Book of Revelation. If it wasn’t for that last bit, the whole thing would truly be a waste of a day.

Fortunately for Liverpool fans, they could breath normally on Deadline Day. A flurry of early transfer business was topped off by a late push that required some formalities on September 2, ensuring they could all enjoy our weekends knowing that they brought in some solid recruits for reasonable sums.

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Maracana dreams will motivate Coutinho and Lucas

By Sam Mathius

I always enjoyed history classes. Although I may not remember every single date, coronation or revolution discussed in the various courses I’ve taken over the years, one idea has stuck with me. It’s a simple concept that a high school history teacher beat into his students’ heads: timing is the biggest factor in greatness. Continue reading

In Failure, Luis Suarez Shows Big Goals to Come

By Sam Mathius

Via Wikimedia Commons

Via Wikimedia Commons

The gap in talent between a Liverpool first team member and an average fan, like myself, is wide. It’s incredibly massive, to be honest. The gap between the club’s regular starters and bench players is much less significant. These are two truths that are fairly obvious. However, these are two truths that play an important role in just how much of a star a player will be. A young Luis Suarez surely made minced-meat of Uruguayan youths just as David N’Gog did with to Parisian ones.

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Match Day Income: How Liverpool’s Biggest Financial Dilemma Affects the Club and Supporters

From Ben Sutherland via Wikimedia Commons

By Sam Mathius

It’s a term that’s thrown around liberally: modern football. The combination of technology, sporting affinity, and globalization are its hallmarks. However, so are the egotistical superstar, astronomical transfer fees, and skyrocketing salaries. The game is now a business, like it or not. Continue reading

Marty Collins Memorial Tournament: Video

By Sam Mathius

Here’s a short video that captures some of the scenes of the recent tournament the supporters club held for our late friend, Marty Collins. It was a fantastic occasion that included Boston-based supporters squads from England, Romania, and a nice mixture in the form of a Rest of the World squad. Of course, there was also a Liverpool supporters squad that even teamed up with some Manchester United supporters to field a strong team.

Despite the Red’s fans best efforts, the championship trophy went to the English squad. Even so, it was a fantastic event and everyone is already excited for a tournament next year that will hopefully include more teams.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to a few people:

Jon Tee for filming the event and making us look much better than we really are.

Kevin Treanor owner of the Phoenix Landing,  and Ian Gunniss an LFC Boston committee member for organizing the event.

And most importantly, we want to send out our appreciation to Marty’s nephew, Kieran, who made the trip from Liverpool to honor his uncle with some fantastic play down the left wing.

3-4-1-2: Brendan Rodgers Alternate Formation?

By Bill Farnham

With the recent injuries to Fabio Borini and Martin Kelly, will Brendan Rodgers consider changing Liverpool’s formation from his favored 4-3-3?

The upcoming Premier League fixtures are an interesting mix, with Newcastle and Wigan coming to Anfield, while Liverpool will travel to Goodison Park, Stamford Bridge, the Liberty Stadium and White Hart Lane before the end of November, meaning that the Reds will play four teams that can all claim to have Champions League ambitions in addition to several relegation candidates. Rodgers will need to field the strongest possible line-up for the matches against Tottenham, Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton. With recent injuries in mind, there is an argument to be made that a 4-3-3 is not the optimal formation.

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