Norwich City’s victory over Blackburn Rovers confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League after a three year absence, following a remarkable season that not even the most optimistic Canaries fan could have predicted. On a shoestring budget, with a squad largely comprised of bargains and academy graduates, head coach Daniel Farke turned the Norfolk […]Read More The House That Farke Built: How Norwich City’s Trust in the Deutsch Technique Reaped the Ultimate Reward.
On April 6th 2013, Barry Town were defeated 2-1 by Prestatyn Town in the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup. It’s one of the few results that still stands from the Dragons’ 2012/13 season as, a month later, the club’s nefarious owner Stuart Lovering withdrew them from the Welsh Division One, expunging Barry’s season from the […]Read More Return of The Dragons: Fans Unite to Bring Barry Town United Back From the Brink of Oblivion.
“Remarkably Javi Gracia is only the bookies fourth favourite in the sack race, with Billy Hill and friends clearly forgetting how ruthless Watford’s owners are. If that straightforward looking start to the season fails to translate into points, then the scramble for the next unknown coach from overseas will begin. In each of the past […]Read More Stop The Revolution: Watford’s Progress Speaks of a Club Who Know When to Stick or Twist.
“Sanchez, Cork, Young, and Fashanu in there…SANCHEZ IS IN THERE! AND IT’S A GOAL FOR WIMBLEDON!” The cliché goes that a lot can happen in ninety minutes. At Wembley in the 1988 FA Cup Final, Wimbledon completed their remarkable rise from non-league to surprise cup winners via four promotions in ten years. Lawrie Sanchez’s goal […]Read More Underground, Overground: AFC Wimbledon Put Relegation Fears Aside in a Bid to Make History.
In the climactic scene of 90s football and booze flick When Saturday Comes, Jimmy Muir, an amateur footballer who’s overcome his demons and signed up with boyhood club Sheffield United, scores an 89th minute penalty to secure victory for the Blades against Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final that, for reasons unexplained, was held at Bramall […]Read More Billy Sharp’s Circus: An ode to the 20th Century Boy with a 21st Century Record.
The best weekend of the season is among us, as the third round of the FA Cup arrives and with it the hopes and dreams of sixty-four teams across England’s top four leagues and beyond. To celebrate this season’s competition, we’re looking back on some of the great cup ties from years gone by. Not […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: To Have and To Havant (2007/08)
This week we’re delighted to welcome That’s Liquid Football’s first guest contributor. Perhaps best known for quenching the thirst of retrophiles everywhere with his fantastic CM9798 blog, on which he’s completed a host of football manager simulation-based challenges and even held his own World Cup, Dave Black is also the author of two Championship Manager […]Read More Gamechanger: Dave Black on Championship Manager 3
It’s the second round of the FA Cup this weekend, and forty teams across the bottom two tiers of the Football League and beyond are looking to earn their place in the hat for a potential glamour tie against English football’s big boys. To celebrate this season’s competition, we’re looking back on some of the […]Read More FA Cup Flashback: Judge Drury & Institutioners (2008/09)
“And the Crazy Gang have beaten The Culture Club!” A lot of water has passed through the River Brent since Wimbledon pulled off the biggest shock Wembley Stadium had ever seen by beating the all-conquering Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup Final. Sixteen years after Vinnie Jones’ reducer, Lawrie Sanchez’s header and Dave Beasant’s famous […]Read More Heaven N17: Haringey Borough Preparing for Friday Night Lights.
“Football is Music” according to Italian multi-instrumentalist Eros Ramazzotti who, when he isn’t collaborating on genre-bending projects with the likes of Andrea Boccelli, Joe Cocker and Cher, can be found singing compositions of another kind at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium. It’s difficult to disagree with the four-time World Music Award winner when considering the artistry of […]Read More Championship Vinyl: Leek Town, Bands FC, and Football’s Relationship with Music Iconography.