” these are not Liverpool players !?” says a Scoucer, when Souness took over as the Reds manager, after the decline of the team when Daglish resigned…….

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Souness signs player’s like Ruddock, Julian Dicks (ex-West Ham), Scales, Clough ( Clough’s son – he was supposed to represent the “number 7” position, vacated by Kenny and Keegan!);

The Reds played the 3-4-3 formation; they were only partially successful when Evans played with Mcateer at the right-wing back, and Mcmanaman was the front 3 with Fowler and ???; Barnes and Redknapp played the middle 2;

When you lose the “Midas touch”…..you just lose it; the early 90s were dominated by 2 teams; one north – Manchester United, and one south – Arsenal;

Then the money bags came in – Chelsea, and later Manchester City and they completed the dominance of the Premiership to this present day;

 

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kermode on 5live films talking about films;

arsene out in 22………………….the gunners are now looking for a new manager;

cricket inventing the last 10 ball per over in the last over of 100 ball cricket; change for changes sake is a good thing??…think 20/20 cricket, and 5 day test cricket with the the match being draw cos the rain stopped play!!…………….

netball players talking bout their gold in the gold coast commonwealth games, and the world cup in liverpool next year; the english beat jamaica 56-55 in the last second; then did the same against the red-hot favourites aussie’s 52-51 in the last second too; comparing it to the 2014 hockey gold for the ladies; and others

 

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Winner:- France, Runner-up:- Croatia…………won 4-2…..

3rd place:- Belgium, 4th place:- England……….won 2-0……..

Golden Ball winner:- Modric ( Croatia)

Golden Glove winner:- Courtois ( Belgium)

Golden Boot winner:- Harry Kane ( England )

Best young player:- Mbappe ( France )

 

best goal:- Chadli’s last minute goal to win the game for Belgium versus Japan, 3-2; 2nd was Messi’s goal in the group stage;

 

At Wimbledon, Djokavich wins against Kevin Anderson in the final; Kerber wins ladies versus Williams, and Murray/Azarenka lose in the final in the mix; young men’s  Britain’s Draper 1-1 versus China’s no. 1 Tseng ( and world no. 1 );

 

Tour de France, Sky’s Geraint Thomas is 3 seconds behind in 2nd, after stage 7 today; Froome is about 1 minute and 40 seconds behind; Alp’s and the Pyrenees’ to come!..in weeks 2 and 3………..

 

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it’s coming home, it’s coming home;

football’s coming home;

Jules Rimet’s still gleaming;

40 years of hurt……………..

football certainly came home – to “France!”……..the nation that invented the World Cup………..!..exactly 20years after their last World Cup win in PARIS  versus the mighty – and Ronaldo’sBRAZIL; Zinedine Zidane scored 2 and Emmanuel Petit the 3rd to win 3-0

Now the Euro’s 2020 ( i think it’s played in over 8 different countries ) and the next World Cup in Qatar 2022……

 

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poker party in Barcelona 2018;

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the $100k (euro) is on in the Barcelona PartyPoker festival; it’s nearly down to heads-up – with American Jake Schlindler versus England’s Steve Chadwick (known as stevie444 online on Stars); out in the final table is as follows:-

Eric Seidel (6th), Bryn Kenney (5th), Jason Koon (4th), and now French guy Jean-Noel (3rd);

steve v’s jake for the $1.7m 1st place and $1.1m for 2nd place (euro’s); this is the SHR $100k buy-in (euro’s);

the previous day’s buy-in was the other 3 SHR ( $25K, $25K AND $50K)….won by Kitai and Sam Greenwood in the $50k…….

 

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who win?….Qui win…the 2016 wsop main event winner – baccarat player; defeating Cliff Joseph (3rd), and his protege – San Fran resident ???(2nd)…questional plays in the heads-up!!

 

the liverpool game tomorrow

 

so the day has finally come upon us….the 2nd leg of the quarter-finals of the champions league game between city and the pool will be at the Etihad stadium  of Manchester; Liverpool lead the tie 0-3 from the 1st leg; a dynamic 1st half by the pool; Henderson and maybe salah may be missing (Hendo – suspension; salah – groin injury); so in comes wijnaldum (or Hendo), and maybe Danny ings for salah…??;

the reds stopped the mighty sky blues machine to only 1/2 chances in the 2nd half; impressive considering their runaway title win this year, but then Aguero and sterling wasn’t playing, and I think they have a weak link in defence with kompany ( but keep that quiet….!!);

you see, when the heat is on, the city was humiliated, inside 30 minutes at anfield, and I reckon they could have got more – judging by klopps antics on the touch line, during the 2nd half of the game; but because of their total dominance (remember their 10 straight wins for 30 points – they actually did the same last year, but  chelsea still pipped them to the title ….); people tend to forget iverpool’s european history in this competition over the years – they didn’t win this trophy with a flat and boring 4-4-2 system !…(which is more favoured by the europeans, then the british – how ironic, when it was the english who desined this system – the teams in england – andIi mean the entire leagues up and down the country; one leads, nd they all follow – remember eric cantona’s speech (after his 4 match ban for doing a kung-fu kid on an agitated crystal palace supporter)…….and the reds won this 5 times – and lost once in the final to Michel Platini’s and Bonita’s 1-2 in that infamous final at Hysel, when 40 odd so fans died by a collapsed wall…mainly Juventus fans; the final still went ahead, and it was won the odd goal 0-1 late in the game;

 

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at St. Mary’s:- England Ladies 0-0 wales ladies

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england were ineffective in the world cup qualifier versus wales who have played 1 games more than the english, and are ahead with their 10 points to england’s 9 points from their 3 games; the winner goes through to the world cup and the 2nd place go into the play-offs; the welsh goal-keeper, O’sullivan was named “women of the match”, and wales played a 5-4-1 system (they had 1 chance kicked off the line by Lyon’s lucy Bronze; Jodie Taylor and nikki Parris were in-effective in the 1st half, and were replaced in the 2nd hafl with Lawley (lively on the left wing, moving Duggan to the right side); and Ellan White really iven up the English attack in the 2nd half with a couple of close chances; nobbs had a shot of the bar, and Kirby had a thunderbolt saved by o’sullivan….

Adam Peaty got silver in the 50m, losing by a finger-tip to South African van der Burgh, last time’s commonwealth winner in Glasgow 2014; after boasting that he could go unbeaten throughout his career in the breast-stroke! (obviously, he meant the 100m and not the 50m breast-stroke!)….

the commonwealth games follow on from the Pyeongchang winner Olympics from North Korea; the opening ceremony from the Gold Coast was mainly based on the Gold Coast of sun, sand and sea; the Aussies lead the medals table, with Britain in 2nd……..(the games are combined with the disabled competition)…….

 

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TBR……

snowball, addicted, interesting, second wind, pass the sugar, gangster squad, bio Stephen Spielberg,