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Good For British Football If Reds And Magpies Have Strong Sides

10:15 am, Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Liverpool are still struggling to get into their rhythm, but the signs over the last few games have been good for the Merseyside team, who have been the best English club ever in the European Champions league, winning the thing a fantastic five times.

Alan Pardew and the Newcastle coaches at work on training field

Liverpool have only won twice in the league so far this season but that’s been in the last gout game and they have drawn the other two – so have a good 8 points from their last four games.

It could be that Liverpool are starting to hit some form, even though they had a hiccup at home against Swansea and lost during the week in the Capital One Cup.

But we’ve watched a lot of Liverpool’s games this season and their famous fans have been very patient and seem to believe in what Brendan Rodgers is trying to so at the club, and the former Swansea manager plays some great looking football.

Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager says there’s a little bit more pressure on Liverpool tomorrow, simply because of their glorious past in the three decades from the 1960’s through the 1980s.

“There’s a little bit more pressure at Liverpool because of the stature and the trophies that they’ve won.” “You have to look at Newcastle and say we haven’t won a trophy in so long. You’d have to put them, historically, much higher than us.

“It’s a period for Brendan and the team when they’re evolving and when they’re evolving they’re vulnerable.” “Perhaps they are at the moment but they still have some fantastic players. The England captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are two of the best players in the Premiership.”

“I think for British football it’s good that Liverpool have a strong side, like Newcastle. They are two clubs that are very similar at the minute.”

We have to hope Liverpool are not coming into their top form, but Newcastle are due a very good performance tomorrow, after our lackluster display in the second half against a good West Brom side, and Alan has had a full week’s training for a long time, and we’re expecting Newcastle to put in a very good performance tomorrow.

We hope we’re right on that one.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 yorkshire_magpie // Nov 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Still think we have better depth in our squad than shitterpool

  • 2 catchy in norway // Nov 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    6catchy in norway // Nov 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Frey

    Don’t you have anything other than taken the Piss out of ppl to say, and just because Pardew is managing a premiership team right don’t mean he is any good at it, if you ask me , the guy is struggling more because the European football into the equation , 442/433/451 ppl are only trying to suggest ways they think we would play better football with,

  • 3 fray bentos // Nov 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Despite their obvious lack in some areas, I think overall they have a slightly stronger squad than us. I can’t see us playing the way everybody wants against them at anfield.

  • 4 fray bentos // Nov 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    @catchy

    He’s obviously really shit at it considering he got a very recently promoted team to 5th and then won manager of the season

    Posters should be a bit more specific with their criticism than just saying play 4-3-3 then we will start trouncing teams like Liverpool 3-0.
    It sounds daft to me. Don’t you think if it was as easy as just picking 4-3-3 for the formation week in week out, pardew would be doing every game, after all he does want to win matches aswell.

  • 5 Sav // Nov 3, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Pleeeeze, give US some history, then!
    We are sick of being patronised as the best fans who never won nowt. Even in the dire Dalglish reign last year, they STILL won the ruddy Capitol One Cup! We’d take that and build a bronze statue to you, Eldon Square could be renamed Llambias Walk and Mashley could eat his own weight in Greggs pies if you delivered one scabby cup. If we could win a trophy every time we won a cup sometimes I think I’d gladly see us turn into a yoyo! 43 years…and counting.




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