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Liverpool's fame is far greater than the current team merits

Liverpool’s fame is far greater than the current team merits

 

Liverpool’s recent pre-season tour of South-East Asia and Australia perfectly demonstrated the paradox in which the Merseysiders currently exist. For whilst the lucrative four-match tour may have provided the club with a welcome reminder of the enormous global popularity they retain, with fans snapping up every available ticket to cheer on their beloved team from the stands, down on the pitch the body language of their want-away star forward Luis Suarez spoke volumes of just how far the team’s on-field stock has fallen in recent times. The club as a brand can rightly claim to reside among the game’s elite but the same cannot be said of the team, where a succession of mid table finishes have firmly established the Anfield side among the distant second tier of the Premier League. (more…)

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The Muzzle Comes Free....

The Muzzle Comes Free….

Perhaps had Luis Suarez slept with his sister-in-law, urinated on a homeless man, cheated on his pregnant wife with a prostitute or intentionally set out to end a fellow players career, the incessant din of the moralising media blowhards would have been less migraine-inducing. But then again maybe it wouldn’t because as the Uruguayan himself recently observed, the name Suarez sells.

Whilst undoubtedly an insanely stupid act, Suarez’ bite on Branislav Ivanovic doesn’t begin to compare with the aforementioned misdemeanours of certain figures in the English game and, if anything, merely hovers somewhere between certifiable and hilarious. Among the more hysterical over-reactions have been calls for Liverpool to tear up Suarez’ contract and thereby relieve the club of its one remaining asset of significant value. It’s an idiotic suggestion if for no other reason than the precedent of sacking misbehaving players would lead to most match day line-ups consisting of an assortment of physios and tea ladies. (more…)

Will We Not Like This?

Years ago in a previous job my company was being audited and as a result I had to endure an entire day of some spotty number-cruncher sitting with me as I explained the every move, thought and process that constituted my average working day. Despite him possessing all the menace of a pacifist on valium, I suddenly found myself feeling deeply self-conscious and began to doubt my professional capabilities, querying all the actions I would have normally done without a moments thought. I had gone from being a confident, self-assured worker to a jittery mess who appeared to be making it up as he went along, all in a single day. And why? Simply because someone was watching me at work. (more…)