Onion Bag: Liverpool Has a Cold

Liverpool has a cold. Well, that’s being polite. It’s more of a wheezing and hacking tuberculosis, exacerbated by the dust accumulating on the club’s last English league trophy. Portsmouth are bankrupt and bottom of the table, yet they comfortably dismantled Liverpool’s full-strength team during a 2-0 Saturday win. Karmically, Javier Mascherano tackled savagely, received a red card and injured himself. Shankly was certainly rolling.  Continued at The Big Lead


Liverpool Mob Gets its Wish, Steven Cohen Resigns Over Hillsborough Comments

steven-cohenThe hate-fueled mob of Liverpool supporters has achieved its goal.  Steven Cohen, host of World Soccer Daily, announced yesterday that the Friday episode would be the last.  According to Cohen, the pressure came from neither sponsors nor Sirius but from threats to his family.

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Assessing the Champions League Quarterfinal Draw

riberyjpgThe Champions League draw was Friday.  Here are some quick thoughts on the matchups.

Villarreal vs. Arsenal: Arsenal will feel lucky to draw one of the two easiest quarterfinal clubs.  The Gunners are reloading.  Villarreal don’t have the firepower or the depth to cope.

Manchester United vs. Porto: Liverpool’s gobsmacking victory at Old Trafford erased any complacency.  United got the easiest draw.  Straight through to the semi-finals.

Liverpool vs. Chelsea: This matchup will be a forceful, physical test that is an assault to the eyes.  In 180 minutes of football, there may be one flowing move on the ground.  Our only solace is one of these two teams getting eliminated.

Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich: This pairing will set the pulse racing.  Both teams can score five and both can allow five.  Barcelona are still better, but expect fireworks.

Is Steven Gerrard the Best Player in the World?

steven_gerrard_5_footballpicturesnetjpg Is Steven Gerrard the Best Player in the World: Zinedine Zidane said that Steven Gerrard may be the best player in the world.  I attempted an honest, sober assessment.  Not surprisingly, I was shouted down by a rabble of illiterate Liverpool fans.