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    Liverpool & Everton’s Financial Limits Make Costly Mistakes Even Harder to Overcome

    A changed team at Anfield, and also a changed mood. Liverpool may not have beaten Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield on Tuesday, but they did finally play to a beat and rhythm that were much more reminiscent of last season. Brendan Rodgers’ side were often brilliant, so the manager was beaming. ...

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    A View From The Stands: Buses, Brazilians & Blues

    Hello again! You know one of the best things about having a weekly column? It’s that sometimes—when there’s just so much to stick your teeth in to—you can just unload on multiple topics. Today is that day. Last week’s edition got a great response, thank you, but don’t think the subject of undervaluing players is limited to only Mesut Ozil and Eden Hazard. God no. There is another case who is far more deserving of the coverage; that’s Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior...or Oscar, to you and I.  ...

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    A Liverpool Top-Four Finish is ON Following Dramatic Upturn in Form and Results

    Liverpool’s title chase last season gave rise to the belief to many fans that this year was going to be about more of the same—but it should never have really been the case, and it certainly hasn’t panned out that way. A struggle for points and goals at the start of the campaign was magnified by several factors: the twin attacking loss of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge by the end of August, the superb buying and integrating of new players by Southampton, and the big spending and inevitable (at least part-) resurgence of Manchester United being the key ones. Since December, though, Liverpool have changed the team shape, brought in different players and gotten back on track toward not only producing the kind of scintillating football which sparked their great run last season, but also—more importantly—an upturn in garnering league points.  ...

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    Is City’s Latest Move Bonyfide Genius, Or Just Bony Idle?

    At £28 million, Manchester City’s acquisition of Wilfried Bony remains the highest outlay in the January transfer window. The Ivorian becomes the second most expensive of an impressive arsenal possessed by the current Premier League champions, with only Sergio Aguero at £38million proving costlier. Though despite the firepower in the Citizen’s ranks—of which some of the division’s top frontmen ply their trade—few are given the same responsibility or adoration of the mercurial Argentine.  ...

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