173: Liverpool Advance

17 March 2028
Liverpool, England

Liverpool keep their good run in the Champions League going with a fine win against Sampdoria. Mr BadDragon is proving that he may know a thing or two about getting results, and the fans dare to dream of European glory.

~Joel Salizar, TVA FM Sports

Well we avoided being knocked out by Arsenal in the F.A. Cup. We didn’t win however and we have to do it again. I feel lucky!

Blow by Blow

F.A. Cup – 6th Round

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Arsenal have been our nemesis in cup competitions. We need to beat them to end their hold over us.

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We line up with our best team in a game we really want to win. “Halo” retains his place ahead of “Trickles”, and “Ferran” is preferred to “Dari”.

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Well we didn’t lose! We didn’t win either. In the end a draw keeps us alive in the Cup, and guarantees us another game this season.

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Injury Update

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“Hero” is out for a couple of games and will miss the United game.

Champions League Scores

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Chelsea opened a large can of whoop-ass on Porto scoring eight goals. Barcelona did what was needed as well.

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Arsenal put paid to Anderlecht’s campaign while Juventus did enough to edge Schalke.

Premier League – Match 30/38

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The Merseyside derby against Everton is next up. We need to get back to winning ways today.

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We have fielded a fully rotated side as we struggle to keep the legs fresh.

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“Trickles” turned in a good performance as we did what we needed to do to beat Everton.

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Premier League – Match 31/38

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This match represents our last chance to win the league. We win this and we will be 9 points behind with 7 to play. Lose it and its definitely over.

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“Hero” is not fit and despite the importance of this match, is not being risked. “Naert” is a suitable replacement.

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Another draw, which was a fair result. They found the net on three occasions only to be denied by the linesman’s flag on the first two occasions. The title is United’s this season I feel.

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Champions League – 1st Knockout Round – Leg 2

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We bring a three away goal lead back to Anfield. This puts us in the driving seat as things stand right now.

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We field a rotated central midfield as we seek to keep fresh legs. “Volkan”, “Halo” and “Nicko” could be my starting three in a couple of seasons from now.

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They started well and we were lucky to hold on to be 1-0 down. We clawed our way back and ended up winning 2-1.

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Champions League Results

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Real Madrid had enough class to dispose of A.C. Milan.

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Bayern had the quality to see out PSV, while United overturned a first leg deficit to advance.

Champions League – Quarter Final Draw

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In a repeat of last season we draw Barcelona in the Quarter Final.

Results Summary

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Two wins and two draws se us still alive in all competitions, although the league is tenuous.

League Table

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In second place again and a long way off the lead. We have locked up top four baring a disaster.

Next Episode

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A bumper episode next time with two games against Barcelona plus Arsenal in the F.A. Cup replay. If we exit the Champions League and the F.A. Cup we will add Crystal Palace to the next episode.

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