Stephen Brandt Sports

Stephen Brandt Sports

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    A blog about general Football and Liverpool FC.
    Stephen has written professionally in local newspapers. He writes about American and European Soccer for various sites. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in European history, and has a masters degree in sports administration from a university in the north.


    Date Added: 06/03/14

    Last Checked: 05/11/15

    Date Updated At Last Check: 24/03/15

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  • What’s Wrong With Steven Gerrard?

    Posted on September 7, 2014
    I’m getting kind of annoyed with something in the sports right now. That is the hatred of Stevie G by the mainstream media. Maybe it’s because he didn’t turn out for Manchester United, or maybe it’s because he turned down their other darlings Chelesa. I’ll admit, outside of covering the English National team for three months last year, I really don’t listen to the talk that much about the team. Most of that is me having Irish blood in me, and being a Celtic fan. The media seems to only rip two people in the past couple years on the team, Joe Hart and Stevie G.

    If Frank Lampard or Wayne Rooney have bad matches, it’s the manager or other players faults. What if those two players aren’t as good as the media likes to think. Or maybe it’s because the media being fans of those teams, and are looking for any excuse to make them out to be better than they are supposed to be. It may be something different overseas, but you as a pundit aren’t supposed to root, or be a fan of any team you cover. It seems overseas that the pundits wear their club fandom on their sleeves. The same can’t be said for the coveragee of the sport here in the States.

    Of course we haven’t been covering the sport as long as the Europeans have, and we haven’t gotten around to fully employing American’s in our media coverage. ESPN err BBC Sports America didn’t get the point during the World Cup, had at the most five Americans on the telecast. While this topic can turn into another one of my fun rants, I’ll say this, we don’t hear the hatred of Stevie G here as much. I’m biased, because of being the Liverpool fan, and love everything he’s done. Sure, Stevie G is slowing down, sure he’s had a bad match or two every so often. But when Chelsea players or Manchester United players have bad matches, it’s their managers fault.

    The Slip Seen Around the World, I swear, turn on an EPL match, you’ll see that talked about more and more. It’s not like Manchester United haven’t lost the title late, oh wait, Manchester City piped them for a title. It’s not like Chelsea haven’t slipped and screwed up in the CL, ask the womanizer John Terry on that one. That’s right, Liverpool bad, Manchester United good. How unsmart of me on this.

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