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Exaggerating Liverpool’s Slide, The Desperation of Charles N’Zogbia, Salomon Just Loves His Hip-Hop, and more



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You know the saying about how no two snowflakes are the same? Well, just like snowflakes, opinions are not often

In the end, folks are often just trying to make more out of a particular situation than they really should, as you’ll find in today’s roundup.

Exhibit A: Liverpool. If you want to look at things purely on the surface, they’re two points off the top in the Premier League, and they have only two real blemishes to their name in all competitions this season (a certain Mr. Redknapp has their number).

Yet, if you look deeper, they appear to be more headed toward a battle for second or third more than they are for a down-to-the-wire challenge for the Premier League title.

But before we start getting ready to eulogize their title challenge, maybe this is all about to blow over, and the best is yet to come.

As it is, Sunday’s home game against Chelsea is pushing must-win status, or at the very least, must-not-lose. You can follow Liverpool’s resurrection, or perhaps the latest chapter in their possible demise with our live match commentary.

Liverpool may wind up in the hands of different owners in the not-so-distant future, but oh how different things could be had a different someone had taken over the club.

If you’re a betting man, that information might want you to still cast your lots with Liverpool, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to put a fiver on Aston Villa to win the title. And if you want to put your money on Arsenal to stage a massive fight back, you might want to reconsider.

Before I get off on too much of a tangent, I present to you Exhibit B: the transfer window. For some, it’s a source of great entertainment, yet some think it’s a nuisance and want to get rid of it.

If there was no transfer window, there’d be no last-minute deadline-day deals for us to put us on the edge of our seats. Besides, imagine having to read or hear about Andrei Arshavin’s or Cristiano Ronaldo’s futures year-round? And the confirmed transfers lists would be a few miles long if people could move at any time of the year.

Exhibit C: Charles Insomnia, I mean, N’Zogbia. We know he wants to leave Newcastle. He’s made that blatantly clear for a while now. But now he’s looking for any excuse he can to get a move elsewhere. I can’t blame Kinnear for the mistake though, it might actually be a fitting name, what with all of the sleepless nights his constant moaning might bring. As if having to manage Newcastle wasn’t already making nights rough enough, right?

But as painful as this team has been to watch at many points during this season, they’re not even remotely close to being one of the worst football teams of all-time.

In case Exhibits A, B, and C aren’t enough for you, I round out with Exhibit D: Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba’s goal celebration against Middlesbrough. For some reason, people want to treat it as if they’ve committed a serious offense, we shouldn’t.

Why do people have to be so serious anyway? I mean, not everyone can be in Fabio Capello’s position, but whether it’s a lapdance, a six-pack or a bottle of your favorite beverage, or a night out with good people, everyone just needs to take some time and relax.