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Always tight, always hard fought, never predictable and certainly never dull, these 2 footballing power houses battle it out once more at Old Trafford this afternoon.
This year match as ever will throw up many a debate and argument in the pubs accross Britain over the weekend. With Rooney and Torres both struggling to find any kind of form, the match could be won by those 2 midfleid stalwarts or Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes. Scholes in particular has had a fantastic start to the season and finally looks like he’s got over the vision issues which have caused him so many problems over the last couple of years. Gerrard’s start hasn’t been fantasic for Liverpool but you can never write him off in a big game like this one. If he can carry over his reccent England form into this match the United midfield wil struggle to cope.
Outside of this match though, problems are strirring for both clubs. A new crop of football upstarts threaten both clubs historic trophy cabinets and they come with the most important factor in todays modern game – bags of money. United and Liverpool might be far and away the most successful teams in history with their 18 top flight Championship a piece but if they’re not careful Chelsea (and dare I say it Manchester City) will start to chip away at those facts and figures over the next couple of decades.
How can they compete in the long term? The Glazer’s took Manchester United, the richest club in the world and saddled them with the most unimaginable debt almost over night. The situation in Liverpool when Hicks and Gillet purchased the club may have started off as love affair but it quickly turned sour when despite all their promises the Americans revealed a total lack of funds and went on to put Liverpool in a simular debt crisis to United’s. Whilst the Old Trafford outfit continue to compete at the moment, one has to fear for the longterm, especially once Fergie does the unthinkable and finally retires. Unless things change at the top for both clubs the trophy cabinets could soon run dry.
One thing is for sure, depite these new big time charlies coming along, they’ll never match the United Vs Liverpool game for sheer drama and passion that we’ll hopefully see for 90 minutes later today and long may that continue.
Frackin Cool predication » Manchester United 3 – Liverpool 1
Anyway this season promises to be the closest run in history with arguagbly 6 teams capable of winnning the trophy. But who will take the top prize and who’ll be left scrapping for the crumbs. Our boffins at Frackin Towers have bashed their heads together to make the following predictions…
|MR THYNNE||MRS ISHERWOOD|
|2nd||Manchester United||2nd||Manchester United|
|3rd||Manchester City||3rd||Manchester City|
|MR WARE||MR BELCHER|
|1st||Manchester United||1st||Manchester United|
Who’ll be the Frackin Cool Nostradamus only time will tell. We’ll return to this topic in May next year to see how we got on. But my moneys on Mr Ware!
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Since they last won the league back in 1990 Nigel Clough, Stan Collymore, Nick Barmby, Harry Kewell, Djibril Cisse, Craig Bellamy and Robbie Keane have all come along trying to be that ellusive piece and all failed to finish the puzzle.
Now in the summer of 2010 enter stage left Joe Cole! Will he fill that final hole? Or has so much time passed by that Liverpool now rival Blackburn for holes?
Either way most Liverpool fans have that ‘Good Times’ feeling about them once again.
Love em or loathe em (most the latter) Hicks and Gillett made their shrewdest ever move earlier this summer when they finally released Rafa from his misery and brought in Roy Hodgson. A sensible no-nonsense manager who won’t waste millions of pounds on foreign imports you’ve never heard of, partly because that’s not Hodgsons style and partly becasue Hicks and Gillett don’t have millions of pounds for him to spend in the first place.
Without doubt his biggest and most immediate job since taking over as manager has been to stop Gerrard and Torres leaving the club. The only way to achieve this was to pursued them that Liverpool are still a club who mean business and will be competing for major honours again this year. But If you’ve got no money you shop in Poundland not Marks so you’ve got to be wise and pay the right price at the right time.
In Joe Cole he’s done just that, sure he might be taking a packet in wages every week but he cost nothing, if he stays fit and performs as expected he’ll be worth the salary. Cole has that creative spark, in one moment he can create the kind of magic that wins matches, but whether he’ll fill that hole still remains to be seen.
Gerrard has been convinced, Torres we still don’t know about. One down one to go Mr Hodgson.
Although when players come out with coments like Gerrards liking of Cole to Messi and Coles claim that Liverpool are the biggest club in the country, you can’t help wonder who they are trying to convince with such statements. You, themselves or Senor Torres.
This could be the year for Liverpool, the puzzle might finally be complete, then again somehow I doubt it!
Liverpool have turned the corner so many times now, they keep ending up right back where they started, looking down the side of the sofa for another piece to try.
Come on Liverpool fans, what do you reckon your chances are? Submit your views below…