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Guest Bloggers Wanted

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So with no football for a few weeks (i know, stop reminding people!) i thought it would be a nice idea to spread some love on the blog and give my readers a chance to experience some of the fantastic work done by other bloggers. I follow a lot of writers on Twitter and also people who just have fantastic opinions so I'd love to hear from you if you fancy getting one of your posts up on my blog.

Idea is simple really, gonna have 7 different posts from 7 different bloggers over 7 days.

RULES:

1) Must have your own #LFC blog or website so i can leave the link.
2) Article must be on Liverpool FC (No limits to what you can write about though, ex players, certain matches, a trip to your first match, anything!).
3) Don't make it too brilliant else I'll get jealous! Lmao

So if you're interested, best way to catch me is to drop us a tweet - @LFCKirstyLFC or send me an email - lfckirstylfc@hotmail.co.uk

Let me know what your idea is for the article and i'll give you the low…

Amicizia: 26 Years On

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Heysel disaster, a dark day in Liverpool's history and a tragic one for 39 football fans. My thoughts go out to the victims families and to Juventus. You will never walk alone.

May they rest in peace.


Rocco Acerra (29) Bruno Balli (50) Alfons Bos Giancarlo Bruschera (21) Andrea Casula (11) Giovanni Casula (44) Nino Cerullo (24) Willy Chielens Giuseppina Conto (17) Dirk Daenecky Dionisio Fabbro (51) Jacques François Eugenio Gagliano (35) Francesco Galli (25) Giancarlo Gonnelli (20) Alberto Guarini (21) Giovacchino Landini (50) Roberto Lorentini (31) Barbara Lusci (58) Franco Martelli (22) Loris Messore (28) Gianni Mastroiaco (20) Sergio Bastino Mazzino (38) Luciano Rocco Papaluca (38) Luigi Pidone (31) Benito Pistolato (50) Patrick Radcliffe Domenico Ragazzi (44) Antonio Ragnanese (49) Claude Robert Mario Ronchi (43) Domenico Russo (28) Tarcisio Salvi (49) Gianfranco Sarto (47) Amedeo Giuseppe Spolaore (55) Mario Spanu (41) Tarcisio Venturin (23) Jean Michel Walla Claudio Zavaroni…

Let's Look Back On The Season

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AUGUST 2010

Well it started off at rock bottom for Liverpool, Hicks and Gillett were still at the helm, the life sucking hold on the club felt like it would never go away. Rafa had gone and his replacement of Roy Hodgson didn't exactly instill confidence into the masses. Nevertheless, the Anfield faithful were ready to give him a chance and we started the season in the best spirits we could.

July saw us manage our Europa League qualifiers but August's first match saw us lose to Borussia Monchengladbach. The first game an Anfield was played against Rabotnicki (always thought it sounded like a Sonic enemy) two goals saw the Reds continue their progress in the Europa League.


Joe Cole was sent off in a draw with Arsenal, we were battered by Man City in a 3-0 loss and some Torres magic saw us beat West Brom.


In the news... -Forest fires swept across Russia in bizarre conditions of extremely warm weather around the capital Moscow. -The Pakistan floods worsened as the country desperatel…

1-0 Loss Rounds Up Liverpool's Season

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Gerrard watches on with the fans...
Well, it wasn't the brilliant end we expected but nevertheless i think looking back to last August and our position in the league in December, all the ups and downs, we can't complain with our 6th place finish.

Entering the game still with a possible chance of gaining that Europa League spot it was all to play for. Villa who really only wanted to win to get one over Liverpool however were the ones who set out with the right mindset.

It was a strange end of season and a strange match altogether, the travelling fans were in good voice as always but it would be a lie to say that half the stadium weren't more concerned with rival results elsewhere than the final whistle at Villa Park.

Dalglish fielded a slightly different eleven, Joe Cole was given a start and Fabio Aurelio was back from injury with another chance at playing left back before the end of the season. Andy Carroll was also missing from the line up.

An early tone was set by Villa …

Season Ends For Reds At Villa

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Bent will be looking to spoil the end of season party for Liverpool...
It's a trip to Birmingham for Liverpool tomorrow as they end their season with a match against Aston Villa. With the chance of 5th still slightly alive the Reds will be looking to end 2010/2011 on a high note. Dalglish has had a fantastic start to his tenure as Liverpool boss and a win over Villa would be the perfect jump start to what is set to be a very busy transfer window.

Aston Villa quite remarkably have no injuries what so ever for tomorrow. I think that's the first time ever after checking up before kick off that any team in a match preview has had no injuries, join me in my shock! For Liverpool however we still have Gerrard, Kelly and Agger out with long term injuries and it also looks as though Raul Meireles will be unavailable.

Last time out against Villa Roy Hodgson pulled off one of his better results in his short time as Liverpool manager  a 3-0 victory put Villa to shame at Anfield.

The pairin…

Liverpool's Winning Streak Comes To An End

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A disgruntled Dalglish...
Spurs gave Liverpool a reality check yesterday at Anfield in a 2-0 defeat for the Reds. A slow start for Liverpool meant they never really got out of the blocks, with 5th place still not settled it was in Dalglish's interest to see his side to another victory, unfortunately Redknapp was also up for that last European spot.

It didn't take long for the away side to get on the score sheet. Just 8 minutes in and a corner for Tottenham caused problems in the box, a defensive header saw the ball not quite cleared and fall to Van Der Vaart. To be honest his goal was a great one and i don't think there was much we could have done about it. The defenders were focused on the incoming corner and perhaps reactions were slow once the ball was cleared but again, i highly doubt we could of prevented Van Der Vaart's effort.

The quick pace of the Spurs start appeared to catch Liverpool off guard. In recent games it's been the Reds supplying the tempo, it wa…

From Relegation Zone To Europe

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The King signed permanently this week, here's to a wonderful three years!...
In a weekend of Eurovision madness can Liverpool tomorrow ensure Harry Redknapp's Spurs gain nul points after 90minutes of football? Three points for Liverpool would not only add to their fantastic form of late but it would also secure mathematically 5th place.

For Spurs it appears their plans and claims of breaking into, even winning the league by manager Harry Redknapp have been completely forgotten about. A decent run in the Champions League - fair play but have they had the consistency to back up their claims that they are in fact a top four side? No.

Liverpool claiming victory tomorrow will not only show our determination, even when faced with the somewhat hindrance of the Europa League but it will also prove to the media and maybe some deluded Spurs fans that just like us, they still have a lot to do.

Spurs are missing quite a few men for tomorrow's tie at Anfield. Doubtful is Wilson Palacios…

Liverpool Victorious In 7 Goal Thriller

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7 goals in 3 matches ain't bad at all...
There can't have been many people predicting an exciting clash last night at Craven Cottage and if anyone had a punt on 5-2 then I'll eat my hat! In a game which saw Maxi score his second hat trick in three games, Kuyt score his fifth goal in as many games and Suarez sprinkle magic from the defence all the way into the Fulham net, the travelling fans were rewarded with an emphatic display!

An unchanged eleven from Dalglish sprung immediately into action with Suarez on a run into the box, his pass aimed at the approaching Kuyt and Meireles took a deflection and Schwarzer managed only to get a foot to it to make a clearance. After splaying out the ball came to an awaiting Maxi Rodriguez who struck to put the Reds 1-0 up in what i had down as 32 seconds - phenomenal.

Little time to even catch a breath and Liverpool were on the attack again, Glen Johnson saw his chance when Salcido failed to encroach on his attack down the wing, a floati…

Can Kuyt Make It Five In Five At Fulham?

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Will it be a Thriller?...
The Reds travel to Craven Cottage tomorrow for their Monday night clash with Mark Hughes' Fulham side. With both teams in pretty good form and Liverpool still mathematically in a chase for the Champions League, three points is what the lads will be after.

Still out injured for Liverpool are captain Steven Gerrard, Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly. Also added to the list is the unfavoured Milan Jovanovic who picked up a knee injury last month, he may still be an option for Dalglish though on Monday as his recovery is going well.

Fulham have Halliche and Gera out and also Duff who has an Achilles problem. Perhaps most worryingly for the side from London though is the fact that Dempsey may be unable to start. A hamstring pull means the star man may be kept out. The American brings a lot to the Fulham side and is a vital link in their system.

Familiar face Danny Murphy will be raring to go tomorrow, the ex Liverpool man always looks forward to meet…

Comfortable Win Sees Liverpool Move Into 5th

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Maxi! Maxi Rodriguez runs down the wing for me...
The 3-0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield was completed in sleek, calm and effortless style. The unity Dalglish has brought to the club is highly visible on the pitch and with three separate goalscorers, it's no wonder people are starting to look at Liverpool in a different light.

Carroll started from the bench after all the "will he, won't he?" before kick off and so it was down to the rest of the lads to upset the Magpies. Johnson was called back into defence and Argentinian Maxi Rodriguez was once again chosen to start after a superb display against Birmingham.

It took the Reds just ten minutes to start the scoring and it was none other than Maxi himself. A great cross into the box from Flanagan caused problems immediately for Newcastle's defence, a failed clearance saw the ball splay out to an awaiting Maxi who in great style took it first time and sent the volley into the back of the net.

For Newcastle …