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DOES THE LIVERPOOL SQUAD NEED A BIG REBUILD OR SOME MINOR TWEAKS? – BY PETER

The 2020/21 Premier League campaign has concluded and for Liverpool it has been the most peculiar season. The Reds came in as favourites being the reigning champions of but succumbed to a scrappy top four race, of which they achieved on the last day. A mix of unfortunate events such as injuries and personal problems…

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KOP END SPECIAL: THIAGO ALCANTARA – THE ‘IDEA BALLER’- BY PETER

The announcement of signing Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on the 18th of September was big. It was a statement of intent from the Champions to regain their Premier League trophy. This was a marquee signing which put the league on notice. He was almost guaranteed to hit the ground running. Wayne Rooney stated “if…

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KOP END SPECIAL: KIRKBY BOYZ – BY PETER

Barcelona, Ajax, Athletic Bilbao, and even the ‘rivals’ Manchester United are renowned for their great youth academies. Many players have been able to forge careers at the highest level with the education they gained from these institutions. The development of young talent is often at the top of many club’s ambitions and the forefront of…

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Touchline Hotspur – Oh, Spurs do have starboys?

Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and even the Arse all have starboys, so where are Tottenham’s? It’s a question asked by rival fans across the board, Spurs do have a respectful history of bringing through talent. Players as recently as the last decade such as Gareth Bale, Danny Rose, Tom Huddlestone, Andros Townsend, Nabil…

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KOP END SPECIAL: Who should Liverpool target at Centre back In January? – By Peter

Let’s take a trip down memory lane. It’s the 17th of October and were 5 minutes into a heated Merseyside derby. Liverpool are bossing the game and lead 1-0 through a Sadio Mane strike and then it happened. The most destructive and calamitous moment of Liverpool’s season had occurred. Jordan Pickford injured Virgil Van Dijk with an ill-timed tackle. The 6ft 4 centre back was figuratively torn in half,…

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Expectation vs Achievement – Loftus-Cheek vs Alli

The wonderkid, an embodiment of hope and excitement. Every club has a young talent, through which many a fan live their hopes and dreams vicariously through. Every so often a young player bursts onto the scene standing above his contemporaries, think ex-Monaco hotshot Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Rashford’s dream emergence before him and the original wonderkid…

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The Curious Case of Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was the recipient of much acclaim last year, approaching the end of last season the italian was living the dream, he had taken the league by storm and turned the flickering blue fire at stamford bridge into a raging mechanical inferno dismantling everything in its path. Chelsea stormed to the title…

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The Ball Playing Defender

Each manager has a different identity, a philosophy from which they do not often stray. One that comes to mind is undoubtedly Jose Mourinho’s pragmatism prioritising ‘not losing’ over everything. That is not to say his teams play unwatchable football, but perspective is a powerful thing in football and Mourinho cannot stand failure. It goes…

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Chelsea V Manchester City

6 games into the 2017/18 season Antonio Conte’s Chelsea faced off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side. Chelsea came into the game as favourites after a dominating European performance away at the Wanda Metropolitano, whilst City were 14 games unbeaten in the league since none other than Chelsea inflicted defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in…

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018 – Stats In Football An Interview with whoscored.com

018 – An Interview with Whoscored’s Alistair Tweedale     A weekly Football Debate Podcast. The week we are joined by Co-Editor of the highly regarded Football Statistics website WhoScored.com Alistair Tweedale. We discuss the role WhoScored plays in the modern game, as well as how stats in football are used by fans, clubs &…

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017 – World Cup Round Up, Rivalries & More

017 – World Cup Round Up, Rivalries & More     A weekly football debate podcast. This week we discuss our favourite moments of the world cup, as well as giving you our team of the tournament. We also discuss how rivalries formulate between clubs, and what makes them tick. Plus much much more. Host…

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016 – The British Transfer Market

016 – The British Transfer Market   A weekly Football Debate Podcast. This week we discuss the inflated prices in the British Transfer Market, as well as the opening few days of the Transfer Window. Host – @Lewbob91 Mickey – @MickeyKane Reuben – @MarcoReubs Elijah – @AliquaScripto Junior – @KroosKontrol Follow @TouchlineFracas to get involved in…

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015 -Weekly Round Up

015 – Weekly Round Up   A weekly football debate podcast. This week we round up the last 7 days of action debating Luis Suarez, England’s world cup, Manchester United’s transfer dealings, Ghana’s money row and much much more. Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Reuben – @MarcoReubs Ife – @MrMeeds Ellis – @Elliskco_I Follow…

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The Abstract Attribute of Footballing Intelligence

It is as intangible an attribute as they come in football. It’s not like technical prowess, where it can be easily seen how well a footballer manipulates the ball to his advantage or his physical adeptness enabling him to overcome his opponent via speeding past them or brushing them off with their strength. No, footballing…

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014 – World Cup Preview Groups A-D

014 – World Cup Preview Groups A-D   This week is the first of a two part preview of the upcoming World Cup. Our guests discuss Groups A-D in this weeks episode. Host – @Lewbob91 Morayo – @Whodeknee Reuben – @MarcoReubs Gaz – @MidknightGaz Mark – @Mark_onefive Follow @TouchlineFracas to get involved in the discussion…

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013 – Season Review 13/14

TouchlineFracas 013 – Season Review 13/14   A Football Debate Podcast This week the panel look over the highs and lows of the 2013/2014 season, giving their insight into what went right and what went horribly wrong for certain clubs and players Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Mickey – @Mickey Kane Reuben – @MarcoReubs…

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012 – Player Battles I

012 – Player Battles I A Weekly Football Debate Podcast This week the panel introduces a new feature called ‘player battles’ as guests compare and debate who the best player is, as we compare and contrast the best footballers in the world Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Leroy – @LeroyAFC Elijah – @AliquaScripto Junior…

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011 – England World Cup Special

011 – England World Cup Special A Weekly Football Debate Podcast This week the panel discusses England’s squad selection for the world cup, as well as analysing how England can do in Brazil and what would be a successful World Cup. Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Leroy – @LeroyAFC Reuben – @MarcoReubs Ife –…

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010 – FFP & Finances In Football

010 – FFP & Finances In Football   This week the panel discusses the origins and implications of FFP as well as finances in football. Gives the lads a follow on Twitter Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @Unc1e_Disu Ellis – @Elliskco_I Daniel – @Swagadore Lekz – @LekzLdn Please give @TouchlineFracas a follow as well as…

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009 – What Makes A Manager ‘Ready’?

    009 – What Makes A Manager ‘Ready’?   This week the panel discusses what makes a manager ‘ready’ for a managerial position in light of calls for Ryan Giggs to become the new permanent United manager. Give the lads a follow on Twitter Host – @lewbob91 Morayo – @Whodeknee Mickey – @MickeyKane Anton…

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