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Some Further Thoughts on “The 4-4”.
April 23, 2009, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Football, Liverpool FC

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Having let the dust settle on Liverpool and Arsenal’s bizarrely entertaining encounter on Tuesday night, here are some of the related articles I enjoyed reading.

When Chris Bascombe defected from the Echo and started making up complete rubbish for the News Of The World (causing some controversy it must be said), Tony Barrett stepped up to become the main writer for matter relating to Liverpool Football Club, and I always enjoy his articles. So first up is his official report for the Echo on the Tuesday night’s game:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-fc/liverpool-fc-news/2009/04/22/liverpool-4-arsenal-4-it-s-russian-roulette-100252-23444258/

Secondly, I thought Phil McNulty‘s article in his Blog for the BBC was a fairly spot on analysis of both the events of the game, the context in which they took place and how they affect what’s left of the title-race. So here it is:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/philmcnulty/2009/04/rafael_benitezs_mood_was_so.html

Next up, Matt Hughes‘ comment for The Game football supplement in The Times nicely reminds the reader that Liverpool’s title challenge was not ended by Andrey Arshavin (if indeed it has been ended), but by their early season draws at home including 0-0s against Stoke, West Ham and Fulham. It’s worth a read:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/thegame/2009/04/rafa-benitez-should-have-gone-for-broke-earlier.html

And lastly, Scott Bennett’s opinion of the game for EPL Talk was certainly different. Bennett found it hard to reconcile himself with the idea that a game packed so full of defensive errors could be regarded as a classic. His argument is interesting:

http://www.epltalk.com/liverpool-arsenal-flatter-to-deceive-in-8-goal-cock-up/6133

Plus, I wanted to spare a thought for Ray Kennedy (the former Liverpool player whose 20-year battle with Parkinson’s has left him in financial crisis), and the excellent show of unity and support for him from both Liverpool and Arsenal supporters. Ray Kennedy was nothing short of a legend at Liverpool, his seemingly unlikely transformation from striker to midfielder will be remembered as one of (Sir) Bob Paisley’s shrewdest manoeuvres, which is really saying something. But he was also a member of the Arsenal side which won the double in 1971, and therefore commands a place in their hearts also. Before the game, mosaics were raised (pictured below) to raise awareness for the Ray of Hope Appeal

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I think the offensive player are good but no for defensive player.

Comment by soodteeraak

Arshavin is the best, and carragher the worst

Comment by Amin Slimani




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