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David Moyes: 100 days of solitude

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Why the Liverpool-United rivalry is so special

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Why the Liverpool-United rivalry is so special - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Sunday, Manchester United will travel to Anfield to face their arch-rivals Liverpool. Although Reds are no longer title challengers, and are even struggling to finish in top four, the fixture holds enough significance to English fans and neutrals throughout the world as well.

Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal?

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Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The role of a Sporting director in football is one of the major changes that has slowly spiralled into top English clubs, a trend that has been existent in Europe and USA. Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are some of the top clubs in this country that have a sporting director in place and many believe that a lions-share of the club's recent success in the transfer market and in turn on the pitch, is down to the such radical appointments.

La oportunidad perdida de Sandro Rosell

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Por Halftown Fue él, como presidente del club, el que anunció al mundo lo que ya era un secreto a voces: Pep Guardiola, el entrenador que lo ganó todo mientras meaba colonia vestido de traje, dejaba de ser el entrenador del Fútbol Club Barcelona. Los que vimos la rueda de prensa –al menos el que escribe estas líneas y los otros cincuenta mil que estaban conectados a YouTube en ese momento- pudimos ver la cara de Guardiola mientras el president Rosell abría el acto: sin saber adonde mirar, con el aire indiferente, casi socarrón, consciente de estar dando un puñetazo, pero no en la mesa.

Reds Reward Social Academy Graduates

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Unemployed people from the Wirral brushed up on their football coaching skills thanks to a ground-breaking project involving Liverpool FC.
The club teamed up with North Birkenhead Development Trust, BroBro Consulting, Diamond Soccer and Wirral Metropolitan College for the Social Academy program.

Liverpool on Form for Worst Finish Since 1954

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Over the past ten games, Liverpool's form has been a soul crushing 0.8 points per game. Over the entire season, their average is 1.44 points per game. The overall numbers are still better than Roy Hodgson's 1.25 points per game, but in a historical context they aren't better than much else.

Based on Liverpool's season-long form, they are now set to finish with 54 points.

Video: Liverpool v. Manchester United, 1983 League Cup Final

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The 1982-83 season would be Bob Paisley's last as manager of Liverpool Football Club. In his eight previous years in charge, Liverpool had won at least one trophy in seven of them, including five league titles and their first three European Cups. His final season would see Liverpool capture their sixth league title under his watch, their fifth Charity Shield, and their third League Cup.

Video: Liverpool v. Manchester United, 1983 League Cup Final

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The 1982-83 season would be Bob Paisley's last as manager of Liverpool Football Club. In his eight previous years in charge, Liverpool had won at least one trophy in seven of them, including five league titles and their first three European Cups. His final season would see Liverpool capture their sixth league title under his watch, their fifth Charity Shield, and their third League Cup.

Video: Liverpool v. Tottenham, 1982 League Cup Final

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A year after their first League Cup victory Liverpool were back for more. And once again they had to overcome a shaky start, falling behind early to a Tottenham side with Ray Clemence between the sticks a year after he'd led Liverpool to victory. Replacing him was South African Bruce Grobbelaar, who had arrived in Liverpool from the Vancouver Whitecaps as Clemence's backup towards the end of the previous season and would eventually make 627 appearances in all competitions over the next thirteen years for his new club despite early struggles that led many to doubt he could ever truly replace the departed legend.

LFC: A Quiet Incredible Man

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By guest writer: Jamie McLaughlin On the 23rd of January 1919 in a little...

Wilson: Liverpool legends wouldn’t have allowed Suarez T-shirts

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Wilson: Liverpool legends wouldn't have allowed Suarez T-shirts

'Bill Shankly, Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley would be saying, ‘You got it wrong guys" says Gunners legend

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Liverpool should take heed of the past and accept Luis Suárez verdict | Richard Williams

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Liverpool should take heed of the past and accept Luis Suárez verdict | Richard Williams

The Anfield club are not flattered by angry words which appear to contradict so much of the good work they have done in the fight against racism It is more than 30 years since Howard Gayle became Liverpool's first black player.

LFC LEGEND: "Steven Gerrard would struggle to get into that team..."

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Bob Paisley's all-conquering team of the late-seventies/early eighties is widely regarded to be one of the greatest Liverpool sides of all time, and Anfield legend Graeme Souness insists that club captain Steven Gerrard would've struggled to make the first XI if he was around back then. Souness, who played alongside the likes of Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, Ray Kenny and Phil Thompson during that

Kenny taking the League Cup seriously, like Bob did

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Kenny taking the League Cup seriously, like Bob did

BOB PAISLEY was Liverpool's manager for nine seasons and in every single one of those seasons he guided the club to a piece of silverware. Â The only major trophy to elude him was the FA Cup but that wasn't through lack of trying.

Past Managers: Volume 3 - Bob Paisley

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Whenever somebody utters the name of Liverpool Football Club, it's synonymous with great managers and great players. Over the years Bill Shankly has become an icon but many people forget the achievements of his successor, Shankly began the dream, but it was none other than Bob Paisley who ensured it continued.

Past Managers: Volume 3 – Bob Paisley

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Past Managers: Volume 3 Bob Paisley

Whenever somebody utters the name of Liverpool Football Club, it's synonymous with great managers and great players. Over the years Bill Shankly has become an icon but many people forget the achievements of his successor, Shankly began the dream, but it was none other than Bob Paisley who ensured it continued.

MAN UNITED legend: Kenny Dalglish is 'desperate'...

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Manchester United legend Lou Macari believes that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish should have been brought back to Anfield 'long before last season'.

Macari, who played against Dalgligh many times during his playing career at Old Trafford (and scored the winning goal for Man United against Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup final) noted:

"I grew up with Kenny at Celtic in the late 1960s onwards, and have kept in touch ever since.

Squad sheets: Liverpool v Manchester United

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Squad sheets: Liverpool v Manchester United

With all eyes in Kuala Lumpur on Wigan v Bolton, the north-west's other big derby sees Liverpool bidding to increase Wayne Rooney's woes with another home league win over Manchester United. Anfield will revel in Rooney's international misfortune but despite renewed focus on his hair-trigger temper, the Evertonian from Croxteth has not combusted in this fixture before.

Sports Book Chat: Joe Fagan Biography Co-Author Mark Platt

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Despiteachieving an unprecedented treble in his first season in charge, Joe Faganremains something of a marginalised figure in Liverpool's history. For many his success was down to the team heinherited from Bob Paisley whereas his work in the backroom staff is oftenoverlooked.
A much moretruthful picture of Fagan's role both as a coach and as a manager is presentedby the recent biography titled Joe Fagan: A Reluctant Champion.

Carra Can Be Top Boss

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Jamie Carragher has all the hallmarks required to be a future Liverpool manager, according to Tommy Smith.
The Reds vice-captain has made no secret of his desire to enter coaching once he hangs up his boots and has already begun a program to earn his UEFA B licence.
And while Carragher still has many more games to play before his playing career draws to close, Smith believes the 33-year-old has what it takes to be a success in the dugout.

30 Years Gone Today: Pies’ 30 Favourite Bill Shankly Quotes

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By Chris Wright

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Bill Shankly's death (in 1981, maths fans!), so to pay a wee bit of homage, Pies have amassed our 30 very favourite Shankley-isms in no particular order...


1. When asked by a Liverpudlian barber if he wanted 'anything off the top?

A Reluctant Champion

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Book Review: Joe Fagan - Reluctant Champion by Andrew Fagan and Mark Platt

There are two iconic images that seem to perfectly sum up Joe Fagan's time as Liverpool manager. The first has him lounging by a pool in front of two Italian carabinieri and the Champions Cup, won the night before, besides him.

Laurie Hughes obituary

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Laurie Hughes obituary

England centre-half at the 1950 World Cup The tale of the Liverpool footballer Laurie Hughes, who has died aged 87, is one of the game's saddest stories. He was plunged into World Cup football in Brazil in 1950, his debut for England. But during a Charity Shield game a few months later, he was badly injured, ending his international career.

The Anfield Way

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Dean Saunders may have scored goals wherever he's been, but his heart - and footballing philosophy - will always belong to Liverpool.
The former Welsh international told Goals on Sunday that it was always his dream to follow in his father's footsteps and play at Anfield.
He did just that when the club paid a then-British record £2.

Kenny Dalglish and the return of the 'Liverpool Way' - Part 1

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Guest writer Ryan McCarthy explores the influence and ideological impact of club legend Kenny Dalglish since his return to the managerial hotseat at Liverpool Football Club.

"He didn't just build great teams, he built up a club full of great people at every level. He was the people's man, and he made Liverpool the people's club which I still think it is today.

Kenny Dalglish: Liverpool’s king goes in search of another crown | David Lacey

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Kenny Dalglish: Liverpool's king goes in search of another crown | David Lacey

The Scot will take on Sir Alex Ferguson using the same principles that made his 1980s team such an irresistible force The Premier League could do with a new plot or at least the revival of an old favourite.

7 Days, 7 Guests - Red, White And Blue

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Today's post is by Stephen Brandt you can follow him on Twitter @KingKennyfanlfc his article is a tale about being a Liverpool fan and living in America. I think a lot of my readers may be able to relate to this post by Stephen, for more from him his blog can be found here. Those who know me, know I'm obsessed with the UK.

Micro-Tactics And The Future Of Football

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Nickspinkboots' Note: Readers, please welcome Kiran Vr, a United fan who takes his football very seriously. He's the editor-in-chief of Inside Manchester United, a blog for all things United and more. This is his first guest post here, and if you critters behave yourselves then it won't be his last.

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‘Jose Mourinho: Football’s Greatest Managers’: Full-Length Documentary [VIDEO]

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Jose Mourinho is back at Chelsea after managing some of the top teams in the world.

To highlight what makes Mourinho 'The Special One,' here's a full-length documentary about Jose. The 30-minute documentary is produced by Sky Sports and was first aired around Christmas 2011 as part of a series that also included some of the other greatest soccer managers in the history of the game including Bill Shankly, Sir Alex Ferguson, Bob Paisley, Giovanni Trapattoni, Fabio Capello, Arrigo Sacchi, Rinus Michels, Mário Zagallo and Ottmar Hitzfeld.

The 1974 FA Cup Final: Liverpool v. Newcastle United

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After 1965's FA Cup victory over Leeds United, Liverpool's next trip to the final saw them come up short in a hard-fought game against Arsenal in 1971. As in 1965, the match had gone to extra time a goalless draw, and once again three goals had then been scored—only this time, it was Liverpool on the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline.

Ex-RED: Ferguson is on a 'different level' to Shankly and Paisley...

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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has controversially claimed that Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a superior manager to Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.

Collymore, who also claims that Man United wanted to sign him in 1994, argued:

"Through the years there have been plenty of top bosses; Jock Stein, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley have all written their names into history books, but Fergie is on a different level altogether".

We will never see another Sir Alex

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Praise continues to come in for Sir Alex Ferguson, and Mark Lawrenson writes of why we will never get a manager of his kind again.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a one-off and we will never get a manager of his kind again.

Ferguson has built six different and successful Manchester United teams.

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The 1986 FA Cup Final: Liverpool v. Everton

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Seven days after Liverpool took the 1985-86 league title by two points over Everton, the two sides faced off at Wembley in the FA Cup final to close out Kenny Dalglish's first year in charge after taking over from Joe Fagan. Though they had lately found success at Wembley in the League Cup, capturing four straight titles from 1981 through 1984, it would mark their first chance to win the FA Cup since Bob Paisley lost to Manchester United in 1977.

IAN RUSH: "I believe in him, and Kenny believes in him..."

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Legendary Liverpool manager Bob Paisley once said of Ian Rush: "He couldn't score a goal to save his life and what little self confidence he had started to seep away". It seems hard to imagine now, but Rushie had trouble settling in at Anfield, and it took him 8 games to score his first goal for he club.

Managers who dress for success

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Dale Terry comments on a direct correlation between manager's apparel and their team's success rate.


Coaches who wears suits on game days get the most out of their teams according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

Researchers asked 97 men and women to react to photographs of four different coaches: lean and large coaches in suits and tracksuits.