November 2nd, 2009


Pepe is a scouser

Pepe Reina insists Rafa Benitez's Liverpool project is still very much on course as he looks to commit his long-term future to the Reds.
Benitez revealed in an interview with on Friday that Reina could soon be rewarded with a new deal.

After almost five years at Anfield, the Spain international is as happy as ever - and he is adamant the boss is building something special despite mixed results this season.

"My aim is to get a new contract in the future and I want to be here for many years. Apparently the club wants the same," Reina told

"It's already my fifth season here and that says it all, really. One of my daughters is a Scouser. I have some friends here and my wife and kids are happy. I have every reason to stay longer and of course I will.

"Titles are what we are all here for. As a Liverpool player, you have to have these ambitions. Trophies are the most important thing, and the most important one is probably the Premier League.

"Rafa Benitez is building something special here. He proved that when he came here - the club was one thing and now it's something totally different. We have grown up and we can still grow up a little bit more."

The 3-1 defeat at Fulham on Saturday was Liverpool's fifth loss of the league campaign, a stat which has left them nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

But with 81 points still to play for, Reina is confident the Reds can yet mount a serious title charge.

"It's not even close to being over," said the Spaniard, who has made 221 appearances since joining from Villarreal in 2005.

"We have to go game by game. Now we must focus on Lyon, which is massive, and after that Birmingham is a must-win game."

Reina was the man who orchestrated a group huddle before Liverpool's victory over Manchester United a week ago.

He believes such spirit will be key to getting the Reds back on course over the coming weeks.

"All of us have to keep everyone else's head up," said the 27-year-old.

"In weak moments, strong people have to appear. I want to be one of them and support my teammates if they need it.

"The key is to stay together and not read the press. Belief is the word we need to use the most - belief in ourselves and our teammates.

"We were a bit unlucky on Saturday. We didn't play as bad as at other times. It was not even close to our worst game.

"It's a tough moment but we have to stick together and try to sort things out on the pitch and in every single training session. We have pride in wearing this shirt and we have to defend it until the end.

"Any defeat hurts someone with ambition and someone who is hungry for titles. But it doesn't matter how many times you fall down - what matters is how many times you get up and keep trying to be the best.

"That's what we have to do now. We have to go back to our principles, sort out the problems we're having and go back to being the Liverpool everyone wants."
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From one baby to another...

'We're having a girl!' 
WAG Carly Zucker reveals her excitement as she prepares for motherhood

She's fucking amazing.

Mother-to-be Carly Zucker has revealed she is expecting a baby girl with her footballer husband Joe Cole.

The newly married couple are so excited about the impending birth they have already decided to name their daughter Scarlett.

The baby is due in March and Carly has confessed she is hoping for a natural birth. If all goes to plan, the personal trainer and her baby daughter hope to accompany Joe and his England teammates to South Africa next June for the World Cup. 

Speaking exclusively to Hello! magazine, she said: ‘I know it might sound weird, but I’d like to be able to say that I pushed and to describe the pain. I’m actually scared at the thought of having a Caesarean.’

She added: ‘I feel really good now. I’m blooming at last! For the first 14 weeks, I was so unbelievably tired all the time and felt continuously sick. I still can’t do as much as before I got pregnant. 

‘The tiredness suddenly hits me and all I want to do is get into something comfy and shut my eyes for ten minutes. But I’m halfway through now and, all in all, I feel great.’ 

Carly said of her husband of five months: ‘He’d been telling me he wanted us to have a baby together from about nine months into our relationship, but I was only 18 when we met and just out of college.

‘I wanted to live a bit myself first and have a career. And ideally, I really wanted us to be married before we started a family.’

She added: ‘He’ll be brilliant. He has wanted this for so long. He has told me that after the baby’s born, he wants to take her off on his own for two hours every day so that he can bond with her and also to give me a chance to rest and have some time to myself.’

Carly confirms she is getting plenty of support from Joe, who has been giving her foot massages and preparing her dinner.

And while she hasn’t had any odd food cravings yet, she admits her diet has changed.

She said: ‘Because I felt so sick the first three months, all I could stomach in the morning was Coco Pops or almond croissants. All I wanted was carbs – sandwiches and jacket potatoes.

'I barely touched any salad or vegetables at all, just carbs and chocolate. Now my eating pattern is pretty much back to normal, although I have to eat every three to four hours or I feel sick.'

Read the full interview in Hello! out now.

Joey is sucha cutie. =]


Now we'll have to wait for this baby to POP OUT.


It's on, hopefully this time for real

Coleen Rooney checks into Liverpool Women's Hospital!

Speculation that Coleen Rooney is about to give birth to her first child has been confirmed by the arrival of mother Colette and brother Joe at Liverpool Women's hospital.

Coleen, who is said to be a week over on her "due date" is believed to have arrived at the NHS hospital with Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney.

Fans at United's Carrington training ground said he had not reported for duty - further fuelling speculation that he could be at his wife's bedside in a labour ward.

Another woman at the Women's Hospital said: "Coleen checked in to the hospital on Sunday night.
"She is already a week overdue and like all of us she is impatient to have the baby."


I hope this is it! Can't waiiit for baby Roo to come.

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Read the fahcts.

Comparing Rafa Benitez and Alex Furguson in the transfer market:

All this research was done by members of the RAWK forums

In order to try and dispell a few media fuelled myths that sections of our fanbase seem to have swollowed; here's the full list of players he's signed since he's been at the club (please read the summary below):

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This is being posted by a Liverpool fan who hasn't been incredibly happy with Rafa's signings over the years but I guess this made me think of his transfers in a new perspective



OVERJOYED Coleen and Wayne Rooney have today announced the birth of their first child — a baby boy.

Manchester United and England star Wayne was absent from training this morning — sparking rumours Coleen had gone into labour.

The couple have named the tot, who was born at 2.20pm today, Kai Wayne Rooney, their spokesman said.

The spokesman added: "Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life."

Coleen's mother Colette and brother Joe rushed to Liverpool Women's Hospital to see the newborn.

The highly anticipated arrival was already nine days overdue.

Rooney, 24, will now almost certainly be excused from playing for his side in their next fixture against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford tomorrow.

News that Coleen, 23, was pregnant emerged earlier this year although rumours had regularly circulated since the couple's spectacular wedding on the Italian Riviera last summer.

Coleen is the eldest of four children to bricklayer dad Tony and nursery nurse mum Colette. Wayne is the eldest of three. Both have large extended families.


Coleen remained at the hospital overnight while Wayne grabbed a few hours sleep in a nearby fathers’ room.

It is believed that doctors then decided to induce the baby, which had been due on October 24 – and so was nine days late.

Coleen was checked into the delivery room and gave birth at 1.45pm.

Wayne held his wife's hand throughout the delivery period and was in tears when Coleen handed over the baby.

A source told the Daily Mail: 'Wayne was a star with Coleen. He didn't leave her side from the moment she came into the hospital.

'When Col gave birth, Wayne's eyes welled up. As soon as he was handed the baby, the tears began.

'He was over the moon and was saying "I can't believe it.'"






Football Rankings 11/2/09

Most Points
Twente (Eredivisie) - 32 points

Fewest Points
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 0 points

Biggest Lead
Internazionale (Serie A) - 7 points

Smallest Lead
Barcelona (La Liga) - 1 point
Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga) - 1 point

Closest to Danger
Real Racing Club (La Liga) - tied with 18th place
Bologna (Serie A) - tied with 18th place
Boulogne (Ligue 1) - tied with 18th place
Köln (Bundesliga) - tied with 16th place

Farthest From Safety
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 9 points fewer than 17th place

English Premier League
Spanish Primera División
Italian Serie A
French Ligue 1
German Bundesliga
Dutch Eredivisie
Scottish Premier League

someone's cursed us...

Liverpool rocked by news that Fernando Torres is facing hernia surgery

Rafael Benítez learns the full extent of Liverpool striker’s injury before crucial Champions League match against Lyons

Fernando Torres has a hernia that could require surgery if he is overplayed, Rafael Benítez has been warned.

Liverpool’s medical staff delivered the worrying prognosis during the build-up to the club’s crucial Champions League match against Lyons tomorrow night.

Steven Gerrard is definitely out of the group E tie at the Stade Gerland because of a groin problem. The Liverpool captain is joined on Benítez’s lengthy casualty list by Fábio Aurélio, Albert Riera, Martin Skrtel and Martin Kelly.

Torres has been included in the squad that travels to France today and is likely to start tomorrow’s game and play through the pain.

The inguinal hernia has been affecting the striker for most of the past month since the problem developed while on international duty with Spain in early October.

Liverpool have attempted to mask the severity of Torres’s condition by nursing him through matches and allowing him to train only immediately before games, when his physical condition is deemed good enough. Since the 25-year-old suffered his latest setback, though, there have been real fears that he could need an operation.

It is hoped that the combination of rationing the striker’s appearances and occasionally allowing him to miss training will allow Torres the rest time he needs for surgery to be averted.

Benítez is aware, however, that even these precautions may not be enough to spare his record £22 million signing from having to have an operation.

Torres was substituted after an hour of Liverpool’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat away to Fulham on Saturday, a decision that puzzled many fans and caused Ronnie Whelan, the former Anfield captain, to call for the manager’s head.

But it now seems clear that it was simply the latest example of Benítez’s desire to protect the forward from exacerbating the seriousness of his condition.

more injury news at the source

i don't know whether to laugh or start crying
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Champions League again. Trainings, press confs and a bit of fun

Today Real Madrid and Chelsea got their training sessions and press conferences. Press conferences - Xabeard Alonso and Joey Cole. Both gorgeous, both breathtaking. As for trainings - Chelsea as usually in... English way and Real Madrid are still trying to prove us that they do everything but playing football. Wanna see it?

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