The writers get it right – Gerrard wins award

May 13, 2009

“Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been crowned the Football Writers’ Player of the Year, beating PFA Player of the Year Ryan Giggs to the prestigious award.” (This is Anfield)

Managers need to learn history lessons (ESPN)
“When former Liverpool boss, and one of Europe’s most highly respected coaches, Gerard Houllier was asked if players were taking on managerial roles too soon, he retorted: ‘Would a manager of a big company put somebody without experience into a key position in his company? No, he would not, but they do in football.'”

A very cloudy crystal ball (Yanks Abroad)
“The sun is close to setting on one of the more memorable and unpredictable German campaigns of recent memory. In contrast to the usual status quo with Bayern already crowned champions and the best of the rest duking it out for the remaining Champions League and UEFA Cup…pardon…Europa League places, no less than four [?] teams find themselves within a fingertip of lifting the trophy, separated by just a couple points.”

Gordon Brown: Holding true to my Raith (The Independent)
“Since 2005, the constituency I have proudly represented has been named ‘Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath’; but in football terms, that stands for ‘The Rovers’ and ‘The Blue Brazil’. Football has always been at the very centre of local life in the Fife towns and villages in which I grew up, and now represent as an MP.”

Akon to Record World Cup 2010 Anthem (World Cup Blog)
“We’re about thirteen months away from World Cup 2010, so it’s time to start filling in a few details. Details like the official World Cup 2010 anthem, which will apparently be provided by American R&B singer/songwriter/producer Akon.”

Silva’s agent confirms interest in Liverpool target (ESPN)
“David Silva’s agent has fuelled rumours that Liverpool have revived their bid to sign the Valencia star after he confirmed that a number of clubs had made enquiries.”