… but I canÂ distinctlyÂ hear some Manchester United and Chelsea supporters condescendingly saying that this won’t last as they are the only ones to have theÂ divine right to win the Premiership.
Winning the Premiership is easy:
- Your team must be among the top four (sorry…) and
- It must win most of its matches especially those against the three others (as each match is then a six-pointer.)
This year, Liverpool is playing very badly against weaker opposition (outside the top four) and is winning. But more interestingly, Liverpool is also playing much better than its closest opponents when facing them (for instance, the second half against Manchester United was close to perfection and yesterday’s match against Chelsea was a lesson in nullifying opposite attacking players.)
It seems that Rafael Benitez is reproducing what he did in Spain a few years ago with Valencia: build a team (and not 11 individuals) capable of winning against its closest opponents (and this included Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.)
Whether he’ll manage to make Liverpool win the Premiership is another story as there are about 30 matches left. Personally, I’m confident as I know there is no such thing a divine right to win the Premiership. We all know Chelsea bought that “divine” right with Russian petrodollars. So there isn’t anything divine involved.
Simply said, the best team will win.
Rendez-vous around May.
– The one who wins most matches against the Big Four win the premiership…
Incredible Hull FTW! :P
bel zafer, truV pena narien pu ecrire xD,
Nice to see liverpool fans having something to brag about after a loooong time.
But if I am not mistaken I did see one such post on this very blog last season. Referring to liverpool’s most probable chances of winning the premiership. :P
We had ample opportunity to brag lately e.g. in 2001 and 2005. And don’t forget that Liverpool was second in the Premiership in 2002 behind Arsenal but ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea.
Football is a game where the best team wins at the end and whether Manchester United or Chelsea fans like it or not, Liverpool is ahead of them for the time being because, well, Liverpool is better.
Well said Avinash, manu fans need to accept it. Liverpool is on top of the Premiership actually…like it or not…
Well… as u said football is a game where the best team wins, so let’s see who is the best… :D
Only time will tell… U are currently winning a round… I can tell u celebrate for the time being :P
To #â‚¬|!0$ :
That’s the whole point of having 38 matches in the league. And, to be precise, Liverpool is not winning a round. There is no such thing as rounds in the Premiership. Liverpool is top of the Premiership after 9 matches. That’s all.
Some people are bad losers.
Example after the chelsea match, had some people who claimed that liverpool bought the referee.Come on guys..
The best team won.
You will never walk alone
Liverpool did play very well with the tight marking, pressure off the ball – making Chelsea look quite shaky. Despite the fact that Chelsea had an incomplete lineup, this should be no excuse for a resourceful team like them and at least a draw was expected of them at Stamford Bridge.
Yet, although Liverpool was quite strong, the match, like many of Liverpool’s previous matches, was decided by a mistake, not a stroke of genius – remember Manchester United / Manchester City / Sunderland?
It seems like there are angels watching over Liverpool this season, yet the Red Devils are lurking around and are not dead yet (despite the mersey side slips). Beware…
definitely. liverpool fans has the right to brag right now..
mais nous konn bien, cheval seki galoupE et rest premier dEs le commencement fini fatiguE au commencement et couma nu bien konE … al donnE dernier minute..
like the bald dude said, the liverpool fanboys can shout and scream even if it only just the beginning of the race :p
lol me remembers the same thing last time when the liverpool fanboys were shouting victory at the beginning of the race.
Well I guess being in front of Chelsea or Man U in the early stages of the competition is surely something to be bragging about.. :P
Hope the premiership is no longer as boring as last season… at least for now.
This is the point I wanted to make in my post. When Manchester United and, now, Chelsea fans mention that their teams is first in the Premiership, it seems that, for them, this is not bragging. It’s only their divine right to be first.
But when Liverpool fans do the same thing, it’s bragging.
This is what I called a condescending behaviour above. It’s a sign of disrespect.
The day before, I was watching the Chelsea match with two Manchester United fans and the first thing they said as soon as the referee blew the whistle was something like: “En Janvier, nou pÃ© vini.” (nou being Manchester United of course.) This is an utterly immature statement which shows deep bitterness about having been bettered by, what they believe is, an inferior team.
I am not too happy that football (which is a beautiful game with great team tactics combined with individual brilliance and stroke of luck) is the playing ground of so much rancour now.
Look Kailash, last year Manchester United won the Premiership and Champions League convincingly (with a world-class Christiano Ronaldo) and you dare calling that season boring? Do you understand that you are being totally disrespectful of the whole Manchester United team and its long history when saying that?
In a sense, I believe that Liverpool fans and players have more respect for Manchester United (see Jamie Carragher’s admiration towards Alex Ferguson for example) than many of those so-called Manchester United die-hards. Don’t forget what Roy Keane said of some of those fans:
“Sometimes you wonder, do they understand the game of football?” he splutters. “We’re 1-0 up, then there are one or two stray passes and they’re getting on players’ backs. It’s just not on. At the end of the day they need to get behind the team. Away from home our fans are fantastic, I’d call them the hardcore fans. But at home they have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don’t realise what’s going on out on the pitch. I don’t think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell ‘football’, never mind understand it.”
Unfortunately, many Manchester United fans reading this blog will miss the point. Fortunately, they’ll grow up…
What are the aims of teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool? Their season objectives include winning the FA Premier League.
What does that really mean?
To win is to acquire a something through one’s efforts. To be able to do that, there must be the something (the objective), one’s efforts and belief.
What kind of belief?
One should be able to accept that the objective can be attained, that one’s efforts can be raised to a level high enough to attain the objective and to ensure failure of the other competing groups.
Therefore to win, you must know what you want to win, be capable of the efforts required to win and believe that you will win and that others will lose.
Which is why, as a fan, I am cognizant of the strengths of the other teams, yet I believe that the team I support can and should be even better, such that we can achieve victory, and only us are worthy of it.
Till now Liverpool has been ahead of the lot, but in the end, the best will win, and I can but wish, hope and believe that the best will be Manchester United.
Very well said, Fluxy. You seem to be a mature Manchester United fan…
[The only little thing I’m not too sure of is “only us are worthy of it.” Personally, I think that all the 20 teams are worthy of winning the Premiership (as they have all earned the right to compete in that league) but only the top four teams have the capability to do it.]
Paraphrasing you, in the end, the best will win and I can but wish, hope and believe that the best will be Liverpool FC ;-)
we have the divine right and until then, you can still hope :p
“such that we can achieve victory, and only us are worthy of it.”
I guess what I really wanted to say is:
“such that we can achieve victory, and no one deserves it more than us.”
Liverpool has not faced the likes of Blackburn, West Brom and let’s say Hull City yet. So what’s the deal being top after barely 9 games?
Nothing much. Except that Liverpool is first and Manchester United sixth (nice number, eh?)
You’re used to being 6th?
non that liverpool fans said the same thing about winning last year :p.
666 is the number of the beast :p so what’s wrong with it.
#6 is the nickname of Shawn Crahan from Slipknot
on day 6 according to the book of genesis, human were created
6 is a lucky number in Chinese culture
Sex- is a Latin prefix meaning “six”
6 is the number of beer cans in a pack phoenix
besides, my sixth sense tells me that by the end of the league, we’ll be burying liverpool six feet under :p
Only bad losers can say that liverpool are not title-worthly challengers..zers still 28 match still..anything can happen. Manu fan will never accept liverpool’s form..they fear this..even if we hav beaten chealsea @ home whre ze were undeafeated for 86 matches!! the last 1 zat beaten zem in 2004 was not even manu..it was Arsenal.. so go beat zem at hme Nxt season b4 tkng a lot..and tllng all liverpool fans.. this year is our year.
“besides, my sixth sense tells me that by the end of the league, weâ€™ll be burying liverpool six feet under :p”
Spiderman, you are!
I look forward for the underdog to win this year. Hey, it can happen! Go Hulk! I mean Hull.
Patrick Ng says
I find some of the comments to be very funny. When Manchester United or Chelsea or Arsenal won the league, Liverpool fans did not say that they did not deserve it. Now that Liverpool are in front, most Manchester United fans start to say things that are influenced by jealousy. There’s a nice way of saying that in Creole: “Gros poumons.”
Roy Keane called them spoilt kids :-)
Boring? Well I am not the one who last season found Premiership football to be less inspiring than La Liga after Manchester United won the Premiership again.
I guess Man Utd fans are really spoilt. Being in front of Liverpool ended up to be the normality of things, nothing exceptional. Not a divine right but routine rather. Now that the reverse is true I guess there is room for Liverpool fans to be bragging around. This is exceptional.
But for how long? Lets wait and see..
Hello aviash, football is simply a game where any team can win, i dont need to remind u this. Who knows that Hull City will take the premier league cup next year? Can you tell me how to place that comment box at the end of each post of your blog;
Mail (will not be published):
This is a feature of any blogging software you use. I personally use WordPress.
i use blogger, can u tell me how to use it? tell me the html code or something like that.
Btw, Liverpool winning must be Santa’s gift – today is X-Mas. Merry X-mas :)
I don’t know a lot about Blogger but I guess that it should be possible for someone to submit comments in the same way you submit comments here. Have a look at the FAQ or something…
He’s a fool i think or deeply retarded. Today is halloween!
I think i found the help section where it says where the comment box should be, but i dont understand where it is saying to place the code:
heres the link, check it out and help me please
the league table position has change but still liverpool on top but what i can see in the league table above 1 liverpool 2 Chelsea 3 Hull 4 Arsenal 5 Aston villa 6 Man utd 7 Portsmouth……….2 to 7 [C]+[H]+[A]+[A]+[M]+[P] == CHAAMP hope its our year this time
You must be onto something. Bring on the conspiracy brigade :-)
avinash i asked u a question and u didnt reply
Maybe because I don’t know anything about Blogger :-)
It seems that you have to put those tags into your template. I guess you can access your webpage template. Is that true?
Just follow the instructions. They are clear enough I think.
Champions or table-toppers do not get beaten by teams lying at the bottom of the table now, do they?
Yesterday’s match was a lot like Stoke in fact. Lots and lots and lots of goal chances and domination (especially during the first half) but none would get in.
I guess we’re missing Torres :-)
Patrick Ng says
I think Liverpool was unlucky to meet a Totenham team on fire. Redknapp has given them their confidence back.
This is not an excuse, however. Liverpool should have won, plain and simple. I was very disappointed. What’s the point of beating Chelsea and United if it is to lose against Spurs on Saturday?
That being said, the league might be harder to win this time. Hull and Stoke are doing pretty good so far.
Another Premier league leader who bites the dust ;)
And this confirms that Liverpool are very much a sort of ‘Manchester Utd of the past few years’: unlucky at times but lucky on most occasions.
LFC’s scoring record looks very much of a concern to me: Chelsea keep banging at least 3 goals in almost every game (and conceding none!). They’re just learning from how tragically they played catch-up with Manure till the last day of the season.
Manchester United lost five games last year and still became champions last year. The key is not to draw too much.
Up to now, Liverpool (like Chelsea) has won 8, drawn 2 and lost 1. This is much much better than in previous years.
Incidentally, Liverpool was excellent yesterday (playing those exquisite passes at phenomenal speed in between the Tottenham players) but, unfortunately, apart from Kuyt’s great goal, we couldn’t score another one. Let’s be patient and wait for Torres’ comeback.
The important thing would be to see Liverpool’s reaction. Great teams never ever lose (or draw) consecutive matches.
PS: To all Manchester United fans, Liverpool is still ahead of you. Whether you like it or not :-)
I can access it but i dont know where to place the tags. Anyway, im sorry for you that tottenham beat your team at the last minute. Its the harry redknapp effect i think.
I have another question, which is the best, i mean the best in overall CMS? WordPress or Joomla? or any other you know?
There is no such thing as a “best” CMS. Personally, I use WordPress for weblogs and Drupal for websites.
I had some prior experience with MovableType, Mambo and Modx but I can’t really relate to them :-)
Anyway some nagging/bragging among fans is (almost) natural, so nothing wrong with that.
To add my part,
There are 19 teams who are in the FA Premier League each year without finishing top, since there is only one winner, which is why I believe Liverpool’s motto is absolutely correct, You’ll never walk alone ;-)
Mambo and joomla are complicated if you are not at ease with reading docs and finding you way around. But joomla’s got tons of plugins, addons etc..
beware: just check the amount of bugs/vulnerabilities found on joomla and joomla’s mods everyweek.
Drupal is a lil easier to use than joomla, but still it might scare away newbs, drupal’s look and feel is weird [for me], but it looks clean [though its support and forum etc.. are a mess]. Drupal got some great plugins also.
WordPress isn’t meant to be a CMS, wordpress is easy to use, anyone can use wordpress, and its the most viewed code i think for the time being, hence i believe its somewhat more secure. WordPress is nice, clean, and easy to add anything [in case you start to develop], there’s lots of plugins available for wordpress, but then it is still not a CMS. There are a few CMS plugins out there for wordpress than can make it look and feel like a CMS, but then you’ll also need a CMS theme to go with it :) [www.hackers.mu/wp uses it as cms]
also the best CMS is any CMS which you are willing to spend time with and reading its docs :p
and i’ve forgotten :p liverpool p kumens sa descente en enfer :p
All these Liverpool supporters who think they are going to win premiership are deluded and have not got a hope in hell. Chelsea will win it quite easy this season and no one can say we bought it either unlike Utd last year and liverpool have spent quite a bit as well so they would have bought the title as well except they not going to win anything this season. One man team in Gerrard like Utd who rely solely on Ronaldn who will miss a couple of games after he stopped the ball hitting his hair out of place with his hands.
:p so you were saying?
… that Liverpool will be top of the Premiership tonight after beating Everton :-)
:p hahahahahaha… we own the divine right for this :p… sit back and enjoy =)
manu, 21 matches played=47 pts :p
liver, 22 match played=47 pts
…and we are still silent la…. no bragging yet :D:D:D:D:D
Manchester United is ahead of Liverpool and has played one match less. So, I have to agree. Manchester United is currently top of the Premiership.
now that’s a cool & mature attitude =).
everyone can lose and everyone can win :p
C pas porquoi, mo ena ene sentiment de deja vu..
Moi aussi :-)