Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a high profile job, and for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like a Stewart Downing pass into a trash can. It was a real choice job, and when it was over, I’d never want to manage again.
Early last summer, new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was given the task of tracking down his predecessor and club legend Kenny Dalglish. The following records are all that remain of his journey.
Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool, September 1, 2012-
“shit… I’m still in Liverpool. Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the north, up the Mersey. When I was in Swansea, it was worse. I’d wake up and there’d be Wales. I hardly said a word to my chairman, until I said “I’d like to go to Liverpool.” When I was in Liverpool, I wanted to be back in Wales; when I was in Wales, all I could think about was getting back to the Kop and singing about things that happened 40 years ago. Its been a summer now … waiting for success … getting softer; every minute I walk alone, I get weaker and every minute Andre Villas Boas squats on the sidelines, the Sky Six gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the “Rodgers for England” chants get louder.”
With the end of the season this weekend, we are back with an episode of AM 452. Skipjack and I get together once again to discuss all things EPL. We talk about the anti-climatic title race as well as the excitement over the final 2 Champions League places. The Championship playoffs are also discussed, as well as the infamous Blackburn Chicken and give our apologies to jjf3. As always you can listen below, or search for us on iTunes
Lorber has made some questionable decisions in his life. He decided to root for Tottenham Hotspur, with all the pain and suffering that entails. His European team of choice is the Portugal, international soccer’s most wretched hive of hair gel and villainy. He went to law school. Yet despite all of this, he has never been more wrong than when he expresses his love of Tottenham Hotspur’s third jersey from 2006/2007. Which looks like this:
Milk, milk, lemonade, behind Mido the fudge is made
Has anyone ever been this wrong about anything ever?
The safest distance from which to view games at RFK
Football is played in venues throughout the world, each with their own unique atmosphere and character, from the historic grounds of England, where nostalgia and adjectives go to die, to the stadia of Italy, where spectators have entire sections to themselves.
As a relatively young footballing nation, the venues of the United States may not have the history and tradition of some of the grounds around the world, but they are slowly building it. However there is one ground that offers something entirely unique of any sports stadium in the United States and that is RFK Stadium in Washington DC where you can experience the thrill of third world infrastructure in a first world country.
Skipjack and I join forces for yet another edition of AM 452. This one has us covering the shenanigans from the FA Cup semifinal and bitching about everything. We also chat about the incompetence of the referee’s, chat about the Champions League, and meander. Oh and don’t worry, we laugh at Arsenal’s problems and realize how screwed Spurs are as well. As always you can listen to us below, or search for us on iTunes.
So that's Lorber on the left, Skipjack in the middle, and Brian on the right?
FourFiveTwo, the internet’s leading source for elevated football discussion, is fortunate to be home to not just one, but two Tottenham Hotspur fans. In the wake of yesterday’s disappointing loss to Norwich, they got together to have a calm and rational discussion of Tottenham’s woes. Their polite and academic discussion is reproduced below.