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February 27, 2012
Posted by Kevin Brodie on 02/27/2012

Winning the Carling Cup is a fantastic achievement when you think of where Liverpool were 500 days ago.

We had a very difficult passage to get to Wembley and along the way we lost our best player in Lucas. It was great to see 35000 Kopites at Wembley and fantastic to see us walk up the steps to get the trophy. I hope we can build on this victory and it will give some of the new players an understanding of how hard you have to work if you want to make it LFC. Hopefully this taste of success will make them work even harder to get back to where we belong.

February 12, 2012
Posted by Kevin Brodie on 02/12/2012

I'm embarrassed by it all. I was embarrassed by the decision to have the ridiculous handshake ceremony. Embarrassed by Suarez during the handshake. Embarrassed that Kenny had said during the week that Suarez would shake hands and then he didn't.

Embarrassed that there was a confirmation between the teams on the other side of the hand shake line before kickoff. Embarrassed at the half time tunnel "bust up". Embarrassed that one of the worst United teams in recent memory passed that ball around with such ease. Embarrassed with the tactics and team selection.

Embarrassed by Downing. Embarrassed by Kenny's post match comments where he blames the media. Finally I'm embarrassed by Evra's post game reaction and Ferguson's comments afterwards about Suarez being a disgrace. He should leave those comments to himself as I don't remember anyone else calling Roy Keane a disgrace when he purposely tried to maim another player.

Overall though Liverpool need to focus on ourselves. LFC let themselves down badly at Old Trafford. United may have won the match, after I felt we shaded the first half, but football and LFC lost on Saturday.

February 7, 2012
Posted by Kevin Brodie on 02/07/2012

At some point this season we are going to have throw caution to the wind and go for it at home. Yes we dominated a very good Spurs side on Monday night and should have come away with the three points but overall we didn't create enough clear-cut chances as we failed to get men in the box in support of Andy Carroll.

The big striker was much better on Monday, his work rate, hold up play and desire to get on the end of crosses was evident, but twice when presented with chances he failed to take them. Early on Dawson made a great tackle on the big man, live I thought it was a penalty, but on the replay it was a great tackle. Late on after a Kelly cross he slashed at the ball with his right foot rather than just taking his time. But it's easy to say that watching from afar.

Kevin Brodie Kevin Brodie has been fortunate enough to see some of Liverpool’s greatest teams and players in action over the last 35 years. Reds fans are spoiled for choice in trying to pick their favourite memory. The best early memory I have of watching Liverpool in person was our 7-0 thrashing of Spurs, with the 7th goal being a thing of beauty. Watching us in 89 lift the FA Cup after the terrible disaster at Hillsborough was also very special. My favourite Liverpool moment on the TV has to be the Champions League final in 2005. It was a day I will never forget.

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