Saturday, August 28, 2010

Liverpool FC Walking a Tight Line Early On

Talk about getting off to a slow start. As I looked at the Premier League tables after today's games, Liverpool FC was in a relegation position. Granted, they still have a match to play this weekend, but a loss keeps them at the bottom of the ladder.

It has bee a rough couple of years for the Merseysiders. The player that have been brought in have not performed as expected. Injuries have taken their tolls. The key players have not done their jobs -- they have not lead and performed as champions should.

Although the second winningest club in English football history (behind Man U), they have never won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. They have been runner up twice.

Liverpool FC has accomplished little in the Premier League compared to the League's powerhouses: Man U, Arsenal, and lately Chelsea.

The more I watch English and European football, the more bored I get with it. It is all about money. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I am very surprised the various European leagues continue to flourish because most teams -- at least 75% in each country in my estimate -- have no real chance of contending for a title.

Liverpool will not get relegated but it is going to be a tough season for them. it will be a challenge to contend for a berth in next year's financially rewarding UEFA Champions League. The second tier UEFA Europa League is just not where the money or excitement are.

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