Tag Archives: Liverpool FC

ROGAN TAYLOR: WORSHIPPING SAINT SUAREZ

Do you remember picking-up teams in the school playground to play a match at lunchtime? At my junior school, Dovedale Road, Liverpool, usually two boys (one of whom owned the tennis ball we’d be playing with) would ‘pick-up’, taking turns … Continue reading

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Leaders of 4 European football giants speak out

Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club and Ian Ayre, Managing Director at Liverpool Football Club will join Jean Claude Blanc, CEO of Paris St Germain and Umberto Gandini, Organising Director at AC Milan to discuss the future of Club … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED

The final couple of days of the transfer window – invariably a frantic period for clubs, players, agents, fans, and not least in orgasmic intensity, Sky Sports News reporters – produced an almost equally frenzied public debate about Liverpool FC. Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: STRANGE SUMMER AWAY DAYS

For many years at Liverpool FC, the ‘summer tour’ in July was hardly exotic. They would set off, year after year, to Norway where they would play a few warm-up games, before the start of another season in which they’d … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: HOW MUCH IS FOOTBALL WORTH TO A CITY?

Invitations went out this week inviting interested parties to bid for an intriguing research project: An analysis of the economic impact of football on the City of Manchester. You’ll have to begin in August, finish by October, and publish results … Continue reading

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DELROY ALEXANDER: LOSS OF CONSCIENCE

What a wonderful world sport is. Just as news that the once mighty Liverpool FC had parted company with their iconic talisman Kenny Dalglish, his often beleaguered predecessor in the job, Roy Hodgson, was announcing his first England line up. … Continue reading

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DELROY ALEXANDER: CALL ME THE LONE RANGER

As I openly pondered what it would take to put together a bid for ailing Glasgow Rangers with some friends the other day, I was stunned by the laughter ringing in my ears. My compatriots, all wealthy black businessmen and … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

When I read the manifestos of all three main parties before the last General Election, I was encouraged by what I read in their (admittedly brief) references to football. After a few years on the ‘ShareLiverpoolFC’ trail, seeking to develop … Continue reading

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ROGAN TAYLOR: THE FOOTBALL FAMILY? ENOUGH ALREADY!

It was a terrible thing to witness, even second-hand on TV. As the cameras watched and waited – without of course ever focussing on the ongoing life and death struggle on the pitch – they panned around the scene at … Continue reading

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KEIR RADNEDGE: SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD

Horace Burrell has said he is sorry. So is everyone else, he says. All ‘sorry’. Who are these repentant sinners? Easy: all those delegates from 24 Caribbean football federations who turned up in Port of Spain last May to hear … Continue reading

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