An Ode to the Madra Rua

How a small bar took a chance and became the epicenter of a thriving community of Football fans, both Liverpool and otherwise In the 2007-08 season, my stepfather, Jim Lynch, and I, around 13 or 14 at the time, stepped in to the Madra Rua, Irish Pub in Charleston, South Carolina for the very first time. Little did we know that nearly 12 years later, the bar would be home to an ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 7 – Kevin Keegan

Everyone knows the story of King Kenny, but the man he replaced was also a famous #7. Kevin Keegan arrived from Scunthorpe in 1971 as a 20 year old for 35,000 pounds. He would score on his debut against Peterborough after 12 minutes, and score 100 goals in 323 games for the Reds. Originally signed to replace an aging Ian Callaghan on the right wing, it was in a full-scale practice match ...

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Liverpool Fans – Their Own Worst Enemy

Throughout our history, Liverpool FC have prided ourselves on the unrelenting support and belief of the fans. Some attribute that attitude to the City's hardships, particularly in the years of the Thatcher government. During the 1970's and 1980's especially, the City was in turmoil, and football was a release not just from work, but from life for many. Liverpool FC was at the forefront of it all, but in truth, ...

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Things for Liverpool to be Thankful for in 2018

In the USA, the holiday season begins this week, as Thanksgiving is upon us. While the holiday has some less than pleasant origins, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the year with friends and family while surrounded by loved ones. It's a tradition in most households to go around the table during dinner, talking about things that they're thankful for this year. Given that 2018 was quite a successful ...

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Academy Feature: Nathaniel Phillips

After his release from Bolton Wanderers at the end of 2015/16, Nathaniel Phillips' footballing career seemed to be in a state of flux. The son of Jimmy Phillips, who played some 300 times for the Wanderers in two stints, reaching the 1995 League Cup final against his son's future side and winning the first division title in 1997, Nat came up through the youth ranks at his hometown team. However, a big ...

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Liverpool’s Transfer Policy

From Committee to Simple Communication Jurgen Klopp arrived on Merseyside in October 2015 with a reputation for doing a lot with little at his disposal. In the storm cloud of Brendan Rodgers' failed transfer committee, most thought that this meant the committee would stay intact, with Klopp even facing questions about it in his introductory presser. He simply said that he had the first and last word on the goings on in ...

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A Break could be just what Mo needs

We all know the story. Mo Salah made the world his oyster with a barnstorming season in 17/18, before Sergio Ramos became the most hated man in world football when he dislocated Mo's shoulder after a challenge in the Champions League final in June, casting a storm cloud over a World Cup which would've been Mo's shining moment as he led the line for his country on Football's biggest stage. Embed ...

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Why Jordan Henderson Must Adapt

Jordan Henderson arrived in 2011 as one of English football's bright young things, and was part of Kenny Dalglish's master plan to once again rebuild the midfield around Steven Gerrard. While growing pains were to be expected, coming from being a young Captain of a struggling Sunderland side to the always ambitious, somewhat rejuvenated Liverpool under a manager who had seen and done it all in the game, he clearly ...

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