Liverpool vs Anzhi Preview: Lacina Traore

Ahead of Liverpool’s Europa League clash with Anzhi, False Nine editor Hugo Greenhalgh profiles dangerman Lacina Traore…

Think of Anzhi Makhachkala and the first thing that comes to mind will probably be Samuel Eto’o. Continue reading

FSG: A Two-Year Appraisal

John Henry celebrates his successful takeover of Liverpool FC in 2010, after a dramatic week in the High Court

False Nine editor James Dutton offers a candid assessment of Liverpool owners’ Fenway Sports Group on their two year anniversary…

Two years ago this week Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton negotiated the protracted sale of Liverpool Football Club to the owners of Boston Red Sox; New England Sports Ventures, led by John W. Henry and Tom Werner. The new American owners won instant approval across the city for simply not being their predecessors – their national counterparts Tom Hicks and George Gillett, the most despised parasites on Merseyside since Kelvin MacKenzie. Continue reading

Liverpool Already Answering Uefa’s Call

False Nine editor Andrew Belt reflects on European nights returning to Anfield and queries Uefa’s bid to increase the profile of the Europa League…

All Uefa had to do to stop themselves preaching to the converted was visit Anfield on August 9th. Not unusually, a near-capacity crowd of 43, 256 packed the old stadium to cheer on Liverpool after hordes of fans had queued for last-minute tickets, enticed by the prospect of seeing the Merseyside club flaunt their skills in European competition again. Continue reading