157: Liverpool oust Juventus

23 March 2027
Liverpool, England

Liverpool capitalised on a dominant first leg to get through to the Champions League quarter final. However they look like a team which is running out of steam in the league and appear to be struggling to get over the line.

If Manchester United can get a head of steam I predict that Liverpool will be lucky to finish third.

~Toxic Bob, Belarus FM Sport 1

We have left some points on the table this season. Ten draws out of 31 games is realistically four too many, and the eight points would be a big difference. Still we are alive in the Champions League and looking good for Champions League qualification again.

Blow by Blow

Champions League Results

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Dortmund do a number on Chelsea, while Sampdoria kick PSV in the head!

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Schalke get a narrow win over Dinamo Zagreb while Werder Bremen and PSG trade goals.

Premier League – Match 29/38

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Once again we have Arsenal who we need to overcome as we attempt to keep up the pressure on Chelsea.

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We field an unchanged side and one which is the best we have available.

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In many ways we were the better side, however “Tan” had a poor game which hurt our attack. We were not great in the first spell but improved and finished the stronger. In the end a draw is not a bad result.

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New Signing

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I think I have  unearthed a gem here. This guy has some serious wheels and although he is quite raw I think he will be a future fist team player.

Champions League – 1st Knockout Round – Leg 2

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We host Juventus at Anfield. After returning with five away goals I don’t see them getting anything out of the match.

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We field a heavily changed side with “Birdie”, “Vince”, “Volkan” and “Ostariz” getting starts.

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Well it wasn’t a vintage performance. Still with the first game lead we enjoyed it didn’t have to be.

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Injury Update

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The match against Juventus was not without cost as we lost “Ostariz” and “Halo” to injury.

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Champions League Results

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Both Bayern and Liverpool held onto what turned out to be unassailable leads.

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Maybe we can progress in this competition as Anderlecht removed pesky Arsenal while Barcelona beat Manchester City.

Premier League – Match 30/38

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Next up we face Wigan who are struggling to stay in the Premier League. I predict this could be either a cake walk or a dour battle. No middle ground.

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My first choice first team lines up once again. The only change is “OK” coming in on the bench due to injuries.

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Aside from the slight flutter when Wigan scored off a long ball we always looked in control. Another comfortable win.

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Youth Candidates

The youth intake produced three players who might be good enough and 2 under 21 fodder players. The rest were dross.

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“Honk” is a long shot right back that may amount to something. I have him locked down to a 3+3 deal to allow us to see how he develops.

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“Yank” is another who might make it with the right training.

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“John-Boy” is one of the fringe potential squad players.

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“Lambo” could be a sleeper for the intake. He didn’t look all that impressive at first however he is versatile.

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Last player is Selby who is a raw keeper. My assistant likes him, however I am not convinced. At 5’10” he is just a little too short for my tastes.

Champions League Scores

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Schalke and PSG both did enough to get through,

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Chelsea scraped through on penalties while Samproria lost at home but still went through.

Champions League Draw

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Well we have drawn Barcelona. What fun!

Premier League – Match 31/38

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The Mandate is simple. Keep winning games. Our next opponent is Norwich City who are flirting with relegation. 

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No changes to the starting line-up and only one change on the bench as “Kevster” gets a chance.

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This was a disaster. They didn’t deserve anything out of the game and yet they got two goals. The boys played badly and this has cost us any chance of a title victory.

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Results Summary

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This was our chance to close the gap on Chelsea however we couldn’t do what we needed to and have drawn too many games.

League Table

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Chelsea have almost certainly won the title. We want to finish no lower than third place.

Next Episode

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The Champions League Quarter final is up next as we take on Barcelona

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