11:40 PM EST, Tue February 09, 2016

Liverpool "Not the Most Sunny Side" But Can Find Positives in Loss, Says Klopp

Losing in the FA Cup sucks after a week of discontent on Merseyside, but Jürgen Klopp thinks Liverpool can bounce back if they learn from the positives in their match against West Ham. If there is one thing worse than crashing out of a cup competition, it's crashing out of a cup competition after added extra time in a replay match away from home. Liverpool didn't do enough on the day to secure advancement to the next round of the FA Cup, and manager Jürgen Klopp was not exactly thrilled with the result. "The only reason we were here is to go into the next round, so we are really...
The Liverpool Offside 4 hours ago

West Ham 2, Liverpool 1 (aet): Set Pieces and Wasted Chances

Liverpool produce and squander a number of opportunities as they are eliminated from the FA Cup in extra time by West Ham. West Ham 2 Antonio 45', Ogbonna 120' Liverpool 1 Coutinho 48' Despite some terrific attacking play and a cheeky goal by Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool again fail to deal with defensive set pieces and are eliminated in the most infuriatingly predictable of ways, as West Ham score the winning goal in added time of extra time. The Reds put out a B+ side for this 4th round replay, with Coutinho returning to the team from injury, forming a band of three behind Christian...

West Ham 2, Liverpool 1 (aet): Man of the Match

With a tough FA Cup loss to West Ham in the books, we want to know who you think were Liverpool's best and worst performers and who your Man of the Match was. If Liverpool can find a way to play more football, they probably will. After going to penalties in a replay to get past Exeter City in the last round of the FA Cup, they again went to extra time in their replay against West Ham. It never made it to penalties, though, after a pair of blatant referring errors gifted West Ham a winner in stoppage time of extra time. Now let us know how you saw it. Hitting the thumbs up button is a vote...
The Liverpool Offside 6 hours ago

West Ham 2, Liverpool 1 (aet): First Thoughts

It was a match that could have gone either way. Despite the best efforts of Mignolet and the goalpost, West Ham have managed to extend their unbeaten streak to four games, and Liverpool are out of the FA Cup. It was a short-lived, but eventful run. West Ham 1: Antonio 45', Ogbonna 120'Liverpool 1: Coutinho 48' Pre-match: Danny Ward continues to ride the pine as the teamsheet is released. Though, to be fair, we've learned in the last two seasons what happens when we start openly speculating, "He can't be worse than Mignolet..." Brad Jones and Adam Bogdan were happy to show that...
Cartilage Free Captain 6 hours ago

Tottenham 1-0 Watford: Community Player Ratings

Yay! Tottenham won! Tottenham are second! I KNOW! Spurs hosted Watford this past weekend and put together one of their best overall performances of the season en route to a 1-0 win that takes them up to 2nd in the table, ahead of Arsenal by goal differential and five points back of Leicester. So once again, here's your chance to vote on the player ratings for Saturday's match. We'll tally the results and keep you posted on how things are going. Still no update graphic today – those lawyer bills won't charge themselves, you know. By now, you know how it works, but let's lay out the...
The Liverpool Offside 7 hours ago

Philippe Coutinho equalizes against West Ham in FA Cup replay

Credit: user FredSports on r/Soccer Philippe Coutinho is back from injury and back on the scoresheet for Liverpool! The brilliant Brazilian squeezed this second half free kick under the West Ham wall to draw their FA Cup fourth round replay level at 1. Welcome back, Phil!
7500 To Holte 8 hours ago

All is forgiven from the stands as Gabby leads Villa to victory

On Gabby and entitled fans. 'The papers, they like to chat a load of shit really.' - Gabby Agbonlahor after Aston Villa's win against Norwich If you're reading Gabby - I'll own up to it: I do too. Adam Clark wrote a great piece this week following Saturday's win over Norwich City, and I'd like to take my opportunity with this column to reflect on just how important Gabby Agbonlahor really is to me and us all. Growing up in Erdington is a world away from the poverty of third-world countries (and even some of the projects in the States) but it's still a rough deal for some kids. I, myself...
Cartilage Free Captain 8 hours ago

Has Nabil Bentaleb been banished to Tottenham's U21 side?

Maybe this is a fitness related move in a week where there are no mid-week matches. But we've seen Pochettino do this before. Let's argue! Today, in the midst of the usual promotional and informational photos and fun social videos, Tottenham Hotspur tweeted a photo of Nabil Bentaleb getting ready to play for Spurs' U21 side against Southampton. U21s squad v Saints: McGee, Voss, Amos, Bentaleb, Carter-Vickers, Georgiou, Goddard, Harrison, Lesniak... 1/2 #COYS pic.twitter.com/Lp9KXZwfjS — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 9, 2016 Gentle readers, my mind went straight to the...
Cartilage Free Captain 9 hours ago

WDR Mailbag - Sac Postal

Give us your Qs so we can give you our As Spurs had an impressive victory this weekend thanks to our resident French superstar and don't look now but we might be in a title race. We're going to talk about it tonight, but what do you want to hear? Let us know below in the comments or on the twitter dot coms.
The Fighting Cock 9 hours ago

S5E27 – Pray For Frodo

Flav returns to hosting duties, we ask if we’d want to end the season now? Norwich & Watford reviewed, will the Manchester City game define our season? Windy returns to drop the knowledge on the youth. Liverpool’s walkout. Bardi comes with a new quiz. The undroppables, and a mind bending question. Hobbits: Alex From Bristol, Bardi, Flav & T
Noel C / The Liverpool Offside 10 hours ago

Sturridge “Desperate to Play” for Liverpool

In the face of rumours linking him with a move away and 18 months of injuries keeping him from playing regularly, Daniel Sturridge is desperate to prove he can still deliver the goals for Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge looked set to go down as one of Liverpool’s shrewdest signings ever after the club signed him from Chelsea in January of 2012 for a mere £12M. He scored just seven minutes into his first appearance for the club and in that first half-season with the club he scored at a rate of a goal every 110 minutes. In 2013-14, he made a case for being England’s best homegrown striker...
Cartilage Free Captain 11 hours ago

Harry Kane admires internet memes of himself

When you become a superstar in the world of sports like Harry Kane has, you become a pop culture and internet sensation. Jokes, gags, and memes of you pop up all over the internet. Some in good fun, some are mean-spirited. It just comes with the territory. There's a good chance you've seen most of the iconic Harry Kane memes floating around the internet over the past year or so. Whether it's the iconic "Harrikane" meme created by one of CFC's own Ryan Rosenblatt: SOUND THE ALARM pic.twitter.com/H2ZCdiqoa1 — Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) February 2, 2016 Or the Citizen Kane photo...
The Liverpool Offside 12 hours ago

West Ham vs. Liverpool: Ways to Watch, Streaming, Lineups, and Live FA Cup Coverage

Team sheets, television and streaming options, and live coverage as Liverpool face off against West Ham at Boleyn Ground. West Ham is hoping to extend their 3-game unbeaten run against the Reds tonight. Hold on, I need to take a shower after writing that... OK, where was I? Oh yes, the Hammers. Last time out, Liverpool continued with their FA Cup youth movement, which should have been enough to win the match with some average-level coolness in front of goal. Of course, Liverpool didn't have an average level of coolness, because apparently Klopp locking Benteke in a room with a Happy Days...
Royal Blue Mersey 12 hours ago

Everton takeover latest – time for Toffees to take a leap of faith

With a £200m takeover nearing completion fans are understandably wondering what the future holds..... News of Everton’s impending takeover has unsurprisingly been met with a mixture of excitement and suspicion by the club’s supporters. There’s obvious excitement at what the team may be able to achieve with long awaited investment but also concern at what may happen if things turn sour. Toffees fans only need to glance across Stanley Park to find examples of what happens when owners fail to act in the interests of supporters. While the shambles at Aston Villa, a club of similar...
Aidan Gibson / The Short Fuse 12 hours ago

WATCH: Jeff, Arsenal U-19s live in UEFA Youth League

Arsenal U-19s play Anderlecht in the Champions League, and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Dan Crowley and Chris Willock are involved. Anderlecht U-19 v Arsenal U-19UEFA Youth LeagueFebruary 9, 2015Kickoff: 5 PM GMT/12 PM ET/9 AM PTTV: YouTube, BT Sport Arsenal's U-19s, who finished second in their UEFA Youth League group, will play Anderlecht in a one-match tie to advance to the Round of 16, and you can watch it live on this page! Arsenal U-19s to play Anderlecht: Keto, Johnson, Bielik, Pleguezuelo, Bola, McGuane, Bennacer, Crowley, Reine-Adelaide, Willock, Mavididi — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal)...
The Liverpool Offside 12 hours ago

Jurgen Klopp is a clumsy cow

Jurgen Klopp is a clumsy cow. He's so clumsy that he's going to be sold. A cow named after Liverpool's manager, has had its run-in's with fate lately. He's survived a near drowning and getting his head trapped in multiple objects. He's lucky to still be walking and grazing and whatever else it is cows do. Unfortunately, Jurgen Klopp is too much of a handful for his owner to handle anymore and he will be auctioned off at Hereford cattle market to raise money for the St Michael's Hospice in nearby Bartestree. While the troublesome livestock may be too much for one man, he'll help out a great...
Roker Report 12 hours ago

He’s Just Fab: Why Borini Is Key & We’re Lucky To Have Him

Amidst a storm of January exit rumours and questions about his form and efficacy, it’s time for a reminder about why we fell in love with Fabio Borini and why, with a tough few months ahead, we’re lucky to have him now. As I watched transfer deadline day unfold in the summer of 2013 my muted optimism steadily turned to fear and bewilderment. News broke that fan favourite and all round wizard Stephane Sessegnon was to be sold to West Brom, replaced by a young Italian I had never really seen play. Arriving on loan, Fabio Borini was trying to reignite a career recently impeded by injuries...
The Busby Babe 13 hours ago

Every Manchester United player ever: Arthur Albiston

Today we turn to one Arthur Albiston, one of the most dependable footballers in Manchester United's history. There's a lovely little story about Arthur Albiston in Jim White's biography of Manchester United. Tommy Docherty. Though Albiston made his debut in 1974, it wasn't until early in 1976-77 that he came into the first team properly. United were in a bit of a state defensively, and Docherty's decision to move Stuart Houston to centre half and install a 19-year-old Albiston at leftback raised more than a few eyebrows. Pundits and newspaper columnists queued up to tell the Doc what he...
Cartilage Free Captain 14 hours ago

Tottenham 1-0 Watford: player ratings to the theme of modes of transportation

Spurs are moving right along. Tottenham are going places. Spurs put together what was probably the most comprehensive performance of the season against Watford, and although they only won the game 1-0, they completely dominated the Hornets in just about every category. Spurs are now up to second in the table and have a massive, massive match at the Etihad against Manchester City this weekend. If they win, and if Arsenal beats Leicester, it's chaos at the top of the table. Since Spurs are going places this season, why not do a player rating theme on how to go places? Here are your Tottenham...
Noel C / The Liverpool Offside 14 hours ago

Premier League Fans Plan League-Wide Walkout Following Success of Liverpool Supporters

After Liverpool fans walked out in protest of rising ticket prices and the club listened to them, supporters league-wide are trying to organise a mass walkout for the coming weekend. On Saturday, Liverpool fans stood and sang, calling the club’s owners greedy bastards and saying enough was enough after news was released earlier in the week that the club was raising top tier tickets to £77 next season. This weekend, they could be joined by fans across the league in a show of mass dissent by football fans. Having watched Liverpool fans walk out on Saturday, and having seen the club quickly...

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