So we beat on…

Tell me this photograph doesn’t fill you with an enduring sense of hope for the future. Like no matter who you are or what you’ve been through in this life, there’s always a way forward — another day, a new experience, a road not yet taken. Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Goalkeeper Conundrum, and Other Thoughts from Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

Photo: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda

Photo: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda

Originally published on Premier Punditry.

Liverpool went into this season with a revamped squad that, from a depth perspective at least, appeared to have been bolstered in virtually all areas over the course of the summer. On paper, the only real question mark was the goalkeeper position, where Simon Mignolet was backed up by a 32-year-old journeyman who the manager barely trusted to start domestic cup matches last year. What was the worst that could happen? Continue reading

Save Our Lads: Coping with the Bane of Hodgson

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Originally published on Premier Punditry.

I used to admire the England national team. It’s my duty as an American soccer fan to provide unequivocal backing to the USMNT every time a major international tournament like the World Cup rolls around, but, until recently, England could always claim second place in my allegiances. Continue reading