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MacKenna On Monday: Liverpool, A Rose Among Football’s Many Thorns

Back in November, after Virgil van Dijk had scored the Netherlands’ last-gasp equaliser against Germany in the Nations League, what followed quickly took over in terms of both headlines and chatter. Well-known now due to the reaction then, he went to referee Ovidiu Hategan at the final whistle, put his arms around him, and offered the weeping official his sincere …

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State-Backed Chinese Group Approach Fenway Regarding Liverpool Takeover (Reports)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: The Liverpool Football Club emblem is displayed on the gates of Anfield Stadium on September 17, 2012 in Liverpool, England. In the wake of the Hillsborough files disclosure, families of the victims and support groups are calling for the Attoney General to open new inquests in the city and to pursue any possible criminal prosecutions. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

According to reports by independant.co.uk Fenway Sports Group, as of last March, have been approached by Chinese state SinoFortone regarding a £700 million takeover of the Anfield club. The Peter Zhang led Chinese group have invested £5.2 billion in UK based projects over the last twelve months alone and have made known their aspiring ambitions for Liverpool if such a takeover were …

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Football Ticket Campaigners Should Inspire England’s Rugby Fans

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Liverpool fans show support for their team prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Outrage at the rising cost of Premier League tickets caused thousands of devoted Liverpool fans to campaign against these changes. After many weeks of action, Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, caved in to all their demands. Now the time has come for rugby fans to stand up for the sport they love. FSG had previously announced plans to introduce £77 match …

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Liverpool: Hiking Ticket Prices Would Have Been The Right Thing To Do

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: General view of signage on the Kop before the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Anfield on December 21, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

During the 77th minute of Liverpool’s game against Sunderland last week fans staged a walkout protest. The walkout was the first in the club’s long history and involved some 10,000 fans, close to a quarter of Anfield’s capacity. The reason behind the protest was the proposed increase in the top level ticket prices from £59 to £77 and a £1,000 …

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Liverpool Fans’ Angst Over Ticket Prices Shows No Signs Of Abating

during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on February 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Saturday was a disappointing day for Liverpool in more ways than one. Having surrendered a 2-0 lead against relegation strugglers Sunderland, there was also the matter of a mass protest.   Approximately 10,000 fans left the ground in the 77th minute in direct response to the club’s hiking of ticket prices ahead of next season; despite the growth in television …

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Reds Have Already Decided To Replace Rodgers, Says Liverpool-Based Journalist

After a less than satisfactory beginning to the season, the Liverpool hierarchy may have just run out of patience with Brendan Rodgers.  Radio station Talksport spoke with Liverpool-based journalist Graham Beecroft about the situation and he understands that the Fenway Sports Group, who own the club, have already decided Rodgers will be replaced. This decision was apparently made even before Liverpool’s …

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No Man is an Island, But is Brendan Rodgers Becoming One

The sacking of Brendan Rodgers’ assistant, Colin Pascoe, and first team coach, Mike Marsh, leaves the Liverpool boss looking isolated The term Splendid Isolationism, is used to describe Britain’s foreign policy in the 19th century. Unwilling to enter into alliances and only becoming entangled in European affairs if it was deemed necessary to do so, Britain and its empire remained …

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Are Roma Europe’s Next Super Club In Waiting?

AS Roma hold the unique title of being the only Serie A club under foreign ownership. Three years into the new owners’ tenure, they’re slowly turning the Roman outfit from perennial under-achievers into one of Europe’s top tier teams.  There’s nothing particularly novel about a club being owned by foreign investors. In England in fact it’s almost novel to not …

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