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Sep 1, 2014

Balotelli’s Liverpool debut wasn’t the disaster we all expected

Taming Balotelli the maverick is one issue; incorporating him into the team a separate challenge altogether. #Alberto Moreno #Brendan Rodgers #EPL #KickingAround #La Liga #LFC #Liverpool #Mario Balotelli #Premier League #Sevilla

Jul 22, 2014

Grim times linger for England as India take historic Lord’s test

Now, not only were England the victims, it was India, a nation never noted for its demonic pace bowling, meting out the punishment. The shame of it! #2nd Test #Alistair Cook #Ben Stokes #Bhuvneshwar Kumar #Cricket #England #India #India in England 2014 #Ishant Sharma #Lords #Matt Prior #Sports

May 12, 2014

City’s ruthless finishing kick brings back the EPL title

The time to hit peak form is in the home stretch and here City were flawless, winning all five of the games they were asked to cram into the last three weeks of the season. #Chelsea #football #KickingAround #Liverpool #Manchester City #Soccer #Sports

Apr 28, 2014

Let’s applaud Mourinho’s Chelsea and not demean them

For Liverpool, the worst thing they can do is dwell on Sunday's defeat. Six points from the last two games could yet prove enough. #Brendan Rodgers #Chelsea #England #English Premier League #football #José Mourinho #KickingAround #Liverpool #Manchester City #Sports #Steven Gerrard #Yaya Toure

Apr 23, 2014

Moyes tried hard but consistently fell short of expectation

There is another, much crueller reality that was not revealed in the official statement – namely that the incompetence displayed by Moyes in his grim succession of Sir Alex Ferguson has caused deep embarrassment at Manchester United. #David Moyes #English Premier League #EPL #football #Juan Mata #KickingAround #Manchester United #Soccer #Sports

Apr 14, 2014

Terrific Sterling, dynamic Liverpool dent City’s title bid

Set up in their most dynamic formation – a midfield diamond with Raheem Sterling at the front – Liverpool went hard at the City back four, often ganging up in pairs to take on individual defenders. #Chelsea #KickingAround #Liverpool #Liverpool. Raheem Sterling #Manchester City #Sports #Steven Gerrard #Swansea

Mar 31, 2014

EPL wrap: Chelsea unhinged, Liverpool march on

Liverpool is scenting a first Championship since 1990 and if the players’ level doesn’t drop through a fear of failure, that title could surely come their way. #Chelsea #Crystal Palace #football #KickingAround #Liverpool #Luis Suarez #Manchester City #Premier League #Soccer #Sports

Mar 27, 2014

Man United and Arsenal can only watch on as three fight for title

Manchester City and Liverpool won their mid-week games to keep the pressure very firmly on Chelsea, who still have the Champions League to worry about. #Arsenal #Chelsea #KickingAround #Liverpool #Manchester City #Manchester United #Premier League #Sports

Mar 17, 2014

Liverpool become genuine title contenders for EPL

With eight wins and two draws in their last 10 Premier League matches, the good ship Liverpool has a favourable wind filling her sails. #Arsenal #Chelsea #English Premier League #KickingAround #Liverpool #Manchester City #Manchester United #Sports #Tottenham Hotspur

Feb 5, 2014

Dramatic axing of Kevin Pietersen mystifies England

Captain Cook has been tactically bereft in his short time as captain, so why is it considered more expedient to keep a misfiring skipper in his job than find a spot in the team for Pietersen? #Alastair Cook #Andy Flower #Ashes #ECB #England #InMyOpinion #IPL #Kevin Pietersen #Michael Vaughan