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  1. Slipperduke

    Blow Me, Duckface. I'm Sick of Hicks

    Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them? A question posed 500 years ago by Hamlet in Denmark was emphatically answered this weekend by club director Tom Hicks Jnr in Liverpool. It seems...
  2. Slipperduke

    City's Glaring Vie-error

    When Kenny Dalglish ruled the roost at Anfield, Liverpool were the dominant force in English football. He maintained their superiority during his tenure with a very simple transfer philosophy, and it's something that Manchester City would do well to emulate. 'Always be sure to sign better...
  3. Slipperduke

    Wenger's Vengeance

    Try and imagine, if you will, Arsene Wenger throwing a tantrum. It doesn't really fit in with his professorial demeanour, does it? I can imagine him taking me to one side, putting a hand on my shoulder and telling me that he wasn't angry with me, that he was just disappointed. I can imagine that...
  4. superblue24

    Andy Ansah

    Picked this up off the net.....quite a good read for those who remember the legends of the early 90's... Andy Ansah’s wing wizardry for Southend United between 1990 and 1996 helped propel the club into the upper echelons of English football, as the Shrimpers bagged back-to-back promotions from...
  5. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  6. Slipperduke

    Slithering To The Brink

    The swelling band of English football clubs in crisis has a new member and it's my own team, Southend United. Late on Monday night, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HRMC) cancelled a planned Winding Up Petition and elected to pursue an Administration instead. Put simply, the club were flicked...
  7. Slipperduke

    Who Should Replace Rafa?

    It's 6pm on Sunday evening in Merseyside. The last supporter trudges out of the Anfield turnstiles, his head hung low. Red scarves are left strewn amongst the litter in the aisles of the Kop. Somewhere outside you can hear the gleeful chorus of 'Glory, Glory Man United'. Liverpool have been...
  8. Slipperduke

    No Chance For Youth At The Top

    One week on from The Great Chelsea Punishment and still the sense of shock reverberates through the global game. A steady stream of similar accusations have trickled in through the front door of FIFA HQ with some of English football's proudest names implicated in the scandal. Poaching, it is...
  9. OldBlueLady

    Revelling in it 19/8/09

    Revelling In It This week starring: Matt ‘The Rat Controller’ Heath John ‘Boy band’ White Jean-Yves ‘Informer’ M’Voto Lee ‘Glass statue’ Barnard Adam ‘Voldermore’ Barrett Simon ‘Swampy’ Francis Alan ‘I think Shearer’s is boring’ McCormack Kevin ‘Jodie loves Chachi’ Betsy It’s hard to sum...
  10. Breaking News:Albion sign another two today

    Albion's 9th and 10th signings... Alan Navarro has signed a two-year deal with Albion after impressing while on trial during pre-season. The 28-year-old former MK Dons, Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers midfielder becomes Russell Slade's eighth new face of the summer. The Albion boss...
  11. Slipperduke

    Even I Can't Back The Gunners

    As anyone who recalls my contributions to 'The Bet Shop Boys' will know, I'm not much of a gambler. Instead of always betting on the likeliest outcome, I have a reckless and self-destructive habit of only making predictions that might make me seem really clever. Sometimes, like the time I backed...
  12. Slipperduke

    The 39th Shame

    I've found an interesting anomaly on the official Premier League website. Now, admittedly I'm playing fast and loose with the definition of the word 'interesting', but stick with me on this. When you click 'contact us', instead of bringing up the address of the organisation, it gives you a...
  13. Slipperduke

    Rafa Should Sign Owen

    Today, more than ever, we need to understand the importance of recycling. We live in a world of diminishing resources, held together by the discredited remains of unbridled capitalism. Only through use and re-use of our assets, can we live greener, happier lives. All the more reason, therefore...
  14. Slipperduke

    Lippi Should Have Stayed On The Beach

    Brazil 3-0 Italy Fabiano 37,43 Dossena 45 (og) There are certain times in life when it's actually ok to quit. Howard Wilkinson discovered this in 1992 after winning the title with Leeds United. In an uncharacteristically honest interview, the man who turned a struggling second flight side into...
  15. Slipperduke

    Maybe Just A Shandy

    Harry Redknapp has always had a slightly jaundiced take on modern football. He doesn't care much for vitamin supplements and sports psychology, he'd rather talk old fashioned motivation than 'visualisation' and he doesn't feel bad about swearing at his players. Earlier this season I saw him...
  16. Slipperduke

    Don't Panic, Arsene

    As dawn broke on the morning after the worst night of his career, I wonder what Arsene Wenger was doing. For some reason, I imagine him stood at the back door of his house, watching the sun rise slowly over his dew-drenched garden, sipping coffee and shaking his head pensively, wondering what...
  17. Slipperduke

    Giggs' Award Is Worth Sweet PFA

    I despair at the PFA Awards, I really do. If it's not bad enough that they demand that all the votes are counted months before the end of the season, they go and let the footballers decide who wins. Everyone knows that's asking for trouble. Most footballers hate watching football, as much as...
  18. manor15

    Top 10 games this season

    I thought Liverpool v Arsenal was more thrilling than the Chelsea v Liverpool game and would have like to have seen a certain Chelsea 1-1 Southend in there too... I shall dream on
  19. Slipperduke

    Liverpool Get Their Soul Back

    Never mind about the title, relish the fact that Liverpool have got their soul back. Competitions can come and go, but the spiritual identity of a football club is a rather more permanent prize. On Tuesday night at Anfield, Liverpool probably lost their grip on the title race, dropping two...
  20. Slipperduke

    Blimey. Didn't See That Coming

    Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea Torres, 6 Ivanovich, 39, 62 Drogba, 67 That wasn't in the script. Unbeaten all season at Anfield, Liverpool chose the worst possible moment to lose their focus, lose the match and, unless something truly extraordinary happens at Stamford Bridge next week...
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