Sunday, August 26, 2007

Want to watch a crap game? Sunderland vs Liverpool

Sometimes you have to win ugly. Liverpool did that, and considering their away woes last season, I am sure the faithful won’t care much. But to the neutral there was nothing worth watching. Liverpool were jagged and all Sunderland cared about was not letting them play. A timeless classic it was not.

Momo Sissoko and Andriy Voronin both scored their first Premiership goals in either half and it was enough for three points. I could probably end the article here.

Sunderland started the match especially badly. They could have conceded in the first minute. So much for Roy Keane’s bla bla bla after last weeks drubbing. At one point around half time, the possession meter stood at 71-29% for Liverpool.

Sunderland's effort was actually not too bad, you must say they had success disrupting the Liverpool attack, but when they had the ball they just ran out of ideas over and over again and ended up hoofing the ball hoping for a lucky break.

Sunderland’s goalkeeper Craig Gordon is clearly their best player. He stopped the game from being a rout. Sunderland are weak in every part of the pitch and are going to have to fight for every point they will earn.

A funny moment fairly late on was watching Jamie Carragher let Rafael Benitez have it after it took him forever to substitute him after an injury. A bit of trivia, Sissoko’s first goal was Liverpool’s 7,000th League goal.

If you taped Match of the Day, you can safely fast forward this one.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a piss match

8/26/2007 4:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what an idiot you are! From what perspective was it boring? Two quality goals and a lot of goalmouth action from Liverpool. From where I'm sitting it was just fine, better a boring, dominant 2-0 away win than being without a win 3 gams in or being outplayed by Reading. Birmingham, Liverpool (obviously) and now Portsmouth eh>

8/26/2007 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a tool. You obviously know nothing about football

8/26/2007 4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to read a crap article? You can always be assured of one from this idiot.

8/26/2007 4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can alway trust a fan to be biased, being a Southampton supporter I can say that this was a shit game. Just because you won does not make it entertaining

8/26/2007 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look how late it qwas shown on motd

that should tell you

8/26/2007 5:01 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

He wasn't having a go at Rafa, he was having a go at the 4th official, he was then ranting about the 4th official in Rafa's direction :)

I didn't think it was that bad a game, I've seen far worse already this season. This was the 2005 Champions League Final compared to the shite Newcastle and Villa "treated" us to last week

8/26/2007 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article is everything you'd expect from your classic armchair fan that have bought into the Mantra of Sky's "Football is entertainment" guff.

Any real fan of the game would have found something to watch in the match, but sadly the 'TV Generation' of fans that never actually go to the match sometimes don't seem to have much of a clue.

I would recommend actually going to a few games and trying to work out what is happening rather than just listening to opinionated ill informed commentators.

8/26/2007 6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously a fan of indoor sports,as he knows nothing about what real footy fans like.
Just the idea of a David and Goliath outcome,made it a 'must watch',and certainly Goliath did not get it all their own way.As on various blogs,where players are rated dependant on their performance,if a similar system was applied to the authors,this 'Common tatie'would have his keyboard confiscated.

8/26/2007 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Crap game thats worth a space in a blog would suggest otherwise, wouldnt it ? Had all those saves by Gordon were instead goals, then i am pretty sure the title of this daft article would have been "Liverpool run riot!"

8/26/2007 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant, the search for the shittiest blog comes to an abrupt end!

8/26/2007 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical comments from someone who knows NOTHING about what football is really all about - the television viewer who has no idea of the passion , interest or knowledge of the true supporter. This was one of the best club teams in the world versus the new kids on the block. So what if it turned out as most people expected.It was different to seeing the 'Big 4' clubs playing each other over and over again. And ten times better than those boring, boring Champions League group games that are shown during the Autumn, that nobody watches, not even the home fans. So get a life, get out of your armchair, go and watch some live football at different league levels and you might begin to understand what being a supporter of FOOTBALL is all about. Liverpool and Sunderland - true football areas, true football supporters.

8/26/2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

Judging by the comments, I can see what being a supporter of Liverpool is all about. It goes something like "forget objectivity, our club plays brilliant no matter what". I recall getting a similar reaction from Chelsea fans in the past when I was critical of the quality of their matches.

I guess you guys know more about being supporters than you do about football.

And no, some of the best games I have ever seen have ended 0-0 and worst have ended 4-0.

8/26/2007 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a crap game that could've had six goals if it wasnt for a very good performance from the sunderland goalkeeper........now if your "article" had said - "want to watch a crap game Chelsea vs anyone" then you might have a point.

8/26/2007 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must be the only sunderland supporter to comment. It was a crap game.

8/26/2007 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, crap game but ignore some of these buffoons, a good read, as always.

9/04/2007 8:46 PM  

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