Taking Sides: Liverpool vs Everton

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It's only arbitrary if you ignore the actual results, Everton have done a much better job lately of beating teams above them in the league, especially at home, than Liverpool have of beating teams below them recently.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

So, that happened then.

As Moyes said yesterday, 7th is nothing to celebrate, it's about where most ppl would've put us before the season. So, if we're celebrating anything, it's only as a result of Liverpool's dismal form since January (5-3-11 second half of the season = double that and you've got Bolton's season but with better GD). Which is small-minded and bitter and nothing to do with us.

On the other hand, yay.

Michael Jones, Monday, 14 May 2012 11:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arbitrary my arse.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Monday, 14 May 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah because the scores were right your sentence now is perfect.

i love the way football works like that.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

because his predictions were right your shaky attempts to ridicule his right to make them where you could read them have been vindicated?

srsly veering into self-parody whenever lfc comes up at this stage tbh- not that i don't, but i mean

pet tommy & the barkhaters (darraghmac), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

predictions being right doesn't mean predictions were made with any insight.

Chelsea will probably smash them though.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh look a wrong prediction, i win

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were envisaging a scenario where everton finished above lfc, if these random thoughts had come up on any other subject or wrt any other clubs i'd not imagine you'd be slinging logical mud with such vigour!

pet tommy & the barkhaters (darraghmac), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

doesn't mean i wouldn't think it was stupid, just means i'd be less likely to pay attention to it. and i think you're wrong above, i'm hardly arguing in favour of lfc as a footballing force or something, i've done nothing but criticise them this year.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 14 May 2012 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I am a bit too ignorant of EFC to have put them 7th. I thought they were a bit too mid-table for that. So from my POV, 7th for EFC *is* a good achievement. 8th for LFC is not. It is like where Tottenham were not that long ago (10 years ago?), or for most of my life supporting them.

Congratulations to Everton and their supporter.

the pinefox, Monday, 14 May 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Local Garda I hope for the sake of even-handedness you adopt this same stringency the next time I predict a run of dispiriting Spurs defeats, as happened on a near weekly basis this year.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Monday, 14 May 2012 13:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I predict a run of dispiriting Spurs defeats. Next time Spurs play.

the pinefox, Monday, 14 May 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://img.ly/ioqs

magnificent picture

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes that is lovely. I can imagine Xabi helming a small fishing vessel around the Bay of Biscay.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://img.ly/fNa6

navihchkan (nakhchivan), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

:'( at the xabi pic

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

come back xabi

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

He seems a great character as well as one of the greatest LFC players of recent years.

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://img.ly/bRGS

http://img.ly/hZod

http://img.ly/ewDs

aka xabi alonso is not a footballer

navihchkan (nakhchivan), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lana Del Real.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

like it

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gatsby Alonso!

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

he read the great gatsby, and for a decent portion of his time at lfc he could indeed handle it on a wet night at stoke, ignoring his first and penultimate seasons, and any bad results v stoke.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Xabi Alonso ‏@XabiAlonso

Test de Lars Von Trier. Muy diplomatico. http://pic.twitter.com/wqu3qug2

navihchkan (nakhchivan), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love the way he takes pictures of newspapers and print publications

in fact his photos remind me of my own

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

never could remember how that worked

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9107386@N06/4576205714/

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

he used to hold movie nights when at liverpool, i remember reading.

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Describes Freamon from The Wire as 'boss'.
https://twitter.com/#!/XabiAlonso/statuses/25920290562

You're boss Xabi lad.

Chris, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

played gaelic football to a high underage level while on school swap cultural programme in meath iirc.

pet tommy & the barkhaters (darraghmac), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can imagine Xabi helming a small fishing vessel around the Bay of Biscay.

The accompanying tweet even reads 'With the skipper'. Uncanny.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

he was great at shooting from impossibly long range!

the pinefox, Friday, 18 May 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

xabi has never been, nor would ever set foot, in meath

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

an adolescent david villa once delighted a pub in cavan with his rendition of 'ra classics

navihchkan (nakhchivan), Friday, 18 May 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carlos Puyol won the National Ploughing Championships in 1993

ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Friday, 18 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there something patronizing about celebrating atypical football players like xabi? like to not only refrain from beating up call girls, but to actually read books and drink coffee

hes clearly an intelligent, relatively thoughtful 30 yr old man, it shouldn't be so unexpected

navihchkan (nakhchivan), Friday, 18 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which footballer was it who attempted to read Ulysses again? Something in my mind is telling me Kevin Kilbane but I'm sure that must be wrong.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

Everton FC are going to have a new manager for the first time since before ilx started.

Austere technicians of School of Science.

the pinefox, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think ILX predates David Moyes, it was created in the Walter Smith era.

Liverpool have had five managers in that time. Spurs have had eight.

Matt DC, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22483636

tony conte clearly angling for the plum goodison role

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Internet's origins are pretty foggy afaict, but Utd are definitely about to get their first new manager since before The Web started.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 10 May 2013 18:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not so. Use the search function:

Another shocking display from United tonight - I think Big Ron's days in the job are numbered. And I suspect that one day in the distant future he'll accidentally broadcast some racist abuse.
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Hearing moyes confirmedare we hearing m (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 10 May 2013 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

That's excellent.

I can't believe I was daft enough to say Moyes at EFC predated ilx -- he's been there for 11 years, I forgot that ilx was over 12 years old.

the pinefox, Friday, 10 May 2013 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think Kendall will struggle at Bilbao; Colin Harvey is the tactical brain in that partnership. I have no such fears for EFC - the squad is strong and with the impending addition of Barnes and Beardsley (where else would they go?) I can't really see anyone challenging us for the next few years. I think we may match LFC's 16 titles by the late-'90s!
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Michael Jones, Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Everton 2-0 West Ham United

a fine first Toffee goal here: all passed along the ground, 'your Brazilian blend' (John Helm)

Fulham 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool look increasingly dangerous -- seems they will do better next season.

the pinefox, Sunday, 12 May 2013 23:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

i am watching the highlights of the liverpool game, they don't look any great shakes in this one. but they have looked better lately (easy to play when their season has been over since whenever, though?)

i gave ten pounds and all i got was a lousy * (darraghmac), Sunday, 12 May 2013 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

I revive this thread to mark the high point of Liverpool FC's history since the European Cup victory in 2005.

Happily it is also a high point for Everton FC who I hope will finish in fourth place.

"Merseyside's rocking again" -- Martin Keown, this season

the pinefox, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 12:35 (8 months ago) Permalink


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