9:00 PM EST, Sat November 22, 2014
The Liverpool Offside 3 hours ago

Crystal Palace v. Liverpool, 11.23.14

Preview, team news, television listings, lineups, live coverage, and reactions as Liverpool visit Crystal Palace in the first match back from the international break. At long last, the international break is over, and it seems like that's probably a good thing. It's at least a good thing until Liverpool actually start playing some matches, which will go a good way toward determining both the sentiment around the club and their standing across three competitions. The past three months have been underwhelming, but the stage is set for something of a turnaround. That would mean better results...

Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Player ratings

A very mixed performance on an individual level from United, with Marouane Fellaini, David de Gea and Paddy McNair excellent, but the less said about Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick the better. David de Gea 8 Most of his saves were from shots right at him, but he had a confident game in goal and was pretty faultless other than perhaps his positioning for Arsenal's goal. Chris Smalling 7 His best performance in a while, not doing too much wrong and producing one fine tackle in particular. Still never a United player. Paddy McNair 8 Did little wrong and was the most composed head in the...
The Liverpool Offside 3 hours ago

Warnock Praises Struggling Liverpool Strikers

Most of the hand-wringing on the Liverpool end of things has been about where the goals are going to come from, but Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has nothing but praise for a pair of Brendan Rodgers' strikers. When the topic of Liverpool is raised in the company of Neil Warnock, one knows what to expect. A long, irritated, overblown account of why Rafa Benitez is to blame for Warnock's Sheffield United side getting relegated at the end of the 2006-2007 season. Benitez fielded a slightly weakened team in a 1-0 loss against Fulham ahead of the Champions League final that year, and the...
Cottagers Confidential 4 hours ago

Cottage Talk Extra Time: Fulham vs. Brentford

Take a listen to the radio show that focuses on Fulham Football Club. This is our post match show of Fulham vs. Brentford. Check Out Soccer Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with cottagetalk on BlogTalkRadio
The Short Fuse 5 hours ago

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United: Sorrow

Well, that was awful. Once again, I really don't even know what to say about this. We were clearly better than Manchester United for practically the entire game. We should have had at least one goal before the half, and definitely would have if Jack Wilshere had placed his chance anywhere other than David de Gea's stomach. The first United goal should not have gone in -- awful shot, nowhere near going in until Kieran Gibbs' unfortunately-placed foot intervened. Should have, shouldn't have. Should have, shouldn't have. Those moments turned the game. I have no idea what's wrong with this...

Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United: United poor, but win regardless

Manchester United won a bizarre game at the Emirates 2-1, thanks to a Kieran Gibbs own-goal and Wayne Rooney. Our worst performance in the league so far under Louis van Gaal? Quite possibly. Our best result? Without any doubt whatsoever. Manchester United put in a pretty meek display, could have been out of it inside twenty minutes, failed to get any control on the game whatsoever, and missed a couple of good chances themselves. The result - 2-1 to Manchester United. The game opened with a series of Arsenal attacks against United's makeshift defence, with Paddy McNair (4 wins from 4 starts...
Anfield Asylum 6 hours ago

The Eagle's Nest: The Palace Preview

We return to Premier League action against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and we all know what we need to do. US: 8:30 AM-NBC Sports UK: 1:30 PM-Sky Sports 1 The Reds return to Premier League play after an International break eying to make things right, and first up is Neil Warnock's Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The fixture also brings back some seriously bad memories for all involved with Liverpool, as it was the site of that horrible result towards the end of last season that well and truly ended our title hopes, so may there be redemption on the cards? The long awaited return of Daniel...
The Tilehurst End 7 hours ago

Media Roundup: Cardiff City 2-1 Reading FC

We round up what other media have been saying about Reading's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff. My first media watch and I get the enviable task of  wrapping up the various reviews of last night's game - it makes for grim reading (ok first and last pun!) and all the articles I've read are going down the same line..... Firstly the official BBC response, as usual factual, not a huge amount of depth but sums it up concisely with a pointed fact that we had hope but not a lot of it. FourFourTwo's write up is even shorter with again the round up again being that Pearce had a night to forget (never), I...
The Liverpool Offside 7 hours ago

Lallana Targets Improvement After Disappointing Start

The season to date hasn't been quite as successful as Liverpool would have hoped, but Adam Lallana is confident the squad can make the necessary improvements to get back on track. This stretch of matches Liverpool face before the end of 2014--eight in the Premier League, two in the Champions League, one in the League Cup--will no doubt have a huge impact on the narrative of the rest of the season. Without Daniel Sturridge, Brendan Rodgers will have to find a way for his side to click in attack, as their hopes of edging closer to the top four, advancing to the knockout stages in Europe, and...
Bitter and Blue 7 hours ago

Five Thoughts: Manchester City 2-1 Swansea City

Can a team look great and just barely win? City can. Part the First: More Like This, Please. That's your game winner and it looked for all the world like the City side we enjoyed last season. The quick pass to the top of the box, a slick entry pass, and a cool finish. Last season, it seemed like we enjoyed one of these a game. I'll say it again: more, please. Part the Second: Nasri Man of the match with one of the better performances by a midfielder this season. I lost count of the number of "did you see that?" passes made by #8. Welcome back, Samir. Part the Third: Defense,...
Cottagers Confidential 7 hours ago

Cottage Talk Extra Time Live At 7PM GMT

Take a listen to the radio show that focuses on Fulham Football Club. This is our post-match show of Fulham vs. Brentford. To listen live click here.
Roker Report 8 hours ago

Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Stalemate at the King Power Stadium, here’s how the lads played Costel Pantilimon – 7 Did everything right, no dramas and commanded his box well. He had another defensive howler to deal with again which he did superbly. Santiago Vergini – 6 Santi looked a bit suspect in defence as he never seems to look confident playing against a real fast winger and Schlupp got in behind him in the first half which we were lucky to get away with. He got forward more today though, so he was solid overall Anthony Reveillere- 7 Anthony had a decent game, he did everything right and he looks like a...

Player Poll: Newcastle 1-0 QPR

Rate the lads after their 1-0 win over Newcastle. Newcastle continues their winning ways. The back line worked to earn another clean sheet, the midfield frustrated QPR, and the forwards put plenty of pressure on the Hoops' defense. It was Moussa Sissoko's goal that gave Newcastle the win, but it was undoubtedly a team effort for Newcastle's fifth straight Premier League win and sixth straight win overall. So, how did each player do? You tell us in the form below, and we'll have a results post up later this week. Loading...
Roker Report 9 hours ago

Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland: Spoils Are Shared At The King Power Stadium

Sunderland and Leicester played out a frantic stalemate at the King Power Stadium with Sunderland creating the better chances but unable to find a way through. Sunderland and Leicester had to settle for a point with neither side able to find a way through either defences. Leicester started the game brightly as you’d expect from the home side needing points, and it was the Foxes who had the first chance of the game through Wesilewski but his header flew wide from the corner. Sunderland fans had their heart in their mouths on 6 mins after Wes Brown let a back pass roll under his foot...
The Tilehurst End 9 hours ago

Cardiff City 2-1 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Marc gives us his player ratings from Friday night's defeat, and you can vote for your man of the match. Adam Federici: 6 Aussie Keeper Feds had little to do for the goals. Perhaps let himself be crowded out to stop him claiming the corner for the first goal, and unable to save a Peter Whittingham penalty. Federici had a couple of more manageable tasks and did them well, in particular stopping Cardiff from going 3-1 up with a double save just after Hector's goal. Stephen Kelly: 6 Looked pretty calm and comfortable at right-back, Kelly could have gotten forward better and allowed Pilkington...
Royal Blue Mersey 9 hours ago

Everton vs West Ham instant reaction

Blues take three points against 4th-place Hammers. Everton came into the match against West Ham with injury concerns and not the strongest of lineups, but were able to take three points off Sam Allardyce's fourth-place club. Everton dominated possession in the first half, but both teams had their fair share of chances. Carl Jenkinson was a menace on the right side for the Hammers, linking up with Andy Carroll a number of times, but West Ham couldn't find the goal. Romelu Lukaku put the Toffees in the lead in the 25th minute. Steven Naismith headed the ball to Ross Barkley, whose shot was...

Instant Reaction: Newcastle 1-0 QPR

Sissoko's late goal is the difference in Newcastle's fifth straight Premier League win. Newcastle got a late goal from Moussa Sissoko and earned their fifth straight Premier League. The story of the first half was undoubtedly Ryan Taylor's injury. After coming back from injury and earning his first start since 2012, Taylor went down with a knee injury about half way through the first half. It was not immedietly clear what happened, but Taylor went down and pointed to his knee when the medics came out. Newcastle players gathered around him, and former Magpie Joey Barton came over to give a...

Manchester United vs Arsenal, team news: Van Gaal reverts to three at the back

Louis van Gaal has moved to a three-at-the-back system again as his side take on Arsenal in the Premier League. Another day, another new formation. It's nice to have a clear philosophy and plan these days, eh? Yes, Louis van Gaal has picked another system, this time a 3-5-2. In fairness, it's probably largely decided by injury, so it's Smalling, Blackett and McNair at the back with Valencia and Shaw on the flanks. Oddly, Ander Herrera is still only on the bench, so it's - ugh - Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini in midfield. Angel di Maria then links all that to Wayne Rooney and Robin...
The Liverpool Offside 10 hours ago

Crystal Palace v. Liverpool: Preview, Team News, and Ways to Watch

Team news, injury updates, television listings, and a full preview as Liverpool visit Crystal Palace in the first match back from the international break. At long last, the international break is over, and it seems like that's probably a good thing. It's at least a good thing until Liverpool actually start playing some matches, which will go a good way toward determining both the sentiment around the club and their standing across three competitions. The past three months have been underwhelming, but the stage is set for something of a turnaround. That would mean better results in the...
Cartilage Free Captain 10 hours ago

THST meeting with Spurs board reveals new stadium info

THST meeting with Spurs board reveals additional details on stadium, ground share The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust released the minutes from their meeting with the club this morning and there's some interesting information contained within. While I have been critical of how many board members of the trust have conducted themselves in recent weeks, this document should be evidence of how valuable a role the Trust can play. Their meeting is a fascinating insight into the club and their off the field operations. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. You should go check out the...

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