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A Mercilous Mersey Derby

By Kevin Koczwara
It wasn’t a game for the faintest of heart or the admirers of the “beautiful game,” but one thing the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield did have was drama.

The game lacked a good amount of skill–especially in the first half–but it didn’t lack passion. The game was not only a local rivalry, but also had important table implications for both squads.

And it wasn’t the only important game this weekend in the English Premier League. Let’s look around the league at some other important results.

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A Big Weekend in the Merseyside

By Kevin Koczwara

It’s that time of year again, crosstown rivals Everton and Liverpool will face off at Anfield in another Merseyside derby. This derby will be another hard fought battle with goals being scarce and defense being tight. Both teams are coming in to the match in good form: Liverpool not tasting defeat in 6 matches, and Everton has not lost since October in the league (a 2-0 loss to Liverpool at Goodison Park was their last defeat).

Anfield should be hostile tomorrow, and Everton’s young squad will have to compose themselves if they hope to come out with the club’s first win at Liverpool’s fortress since 1999.

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A Weekend of Rivalries

By Kevin Koczwara

This weekend was another weekend of big games with top-four implications, fights for first place, and possible relegation for a perennial mid-table team.

There was the Merseyside derby in Liverpool, Everton verse Liverpool, and the ‘El Clasico’ in Spain between La Liga’s giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Both matches are always important to fans of the clubs and the players, and like most years, these derby’s were important for the clubs themselves as they try and wrangle good position in their respected leagues.

Let’s Start in Spain

This isn’t just a game, it is a rivalry steeped in history, politics and features two of the most popular and powerful clubs in the world.

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