Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Liverpool is thataway, Gael Clichy.

It's a four-hour drive from London to Liverpool and that's a whole lot closer to Rome, Italy. That is if Arsenal left back Gael Clichy signs up with Liverpool FC (the preferred destination of this French defender) rather than AC Roma. I'd say he'd be a terrific addition to the backline of Jamie Carragher, Martin Skrtel, and Glen Johnson who played out of position for much of last season. That helps because Fabio Aurelio has struggled with all his injuries. Got a good feeling about an Anfield revival. There's a lot of positive stuff since the arrival of John Henry and the return of Kenny Dalglish.

I wondered about how odd it must be for the new team owner that the Mancs are chanting "19-18" with regards to English titles. It wasn't too long ago that us New York Yankees chanted the same thing about Henry's Boston Red Sox as they last title was in 1918. Now these guys are for real. If new management is able to build a championship team in Liverpool how big a feather in the cap of John Henry will that be? I wouldn't mind that but the Bosox can go to where the sun doesn't shine.

1 comment:

  1. i hope a liverpool would get a decent CB to replace the ageing carragher. he has slown.