Long read: a look at Xabi Alonso’s illustrious career

“Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” These were the seven short words that announced the end of Xabi Alonso’s career, and what a career it has been. At Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he lived it. … Continue reading

Liverpool Monthly Review: November

I wasn’t sure what tone to take when writing the opening line to this month’s review, so I went back and read what I had wrote exactly 30 days ago.  At the time I was in a feverish mood. It was … Continue reading

Liverpool Monthly Review: October

I think that I caught the bug at the start of the month, just before the Swansea game. Then James Milner dinked his winning penalty down the middle and the fever inflamed but at some point during the longest international break of all time, … Continue reading

Weird Weekends: Finding Friends and Visiting Forfar with TNS

I arrived in Forfar on a sunny autumn afternoon without any real idea about what I was doing there. Facing the idea of a dull, Liverpool-less, international weekend, I decided to have a look and see what else was on. … Continue reading