Liverpool won their game after the high profile departure of Fernando Torres. The Reds beat Stoke City 2 – 0 at Anfield to record their third straight clean sheet for the first time this season. What a difference since Kenny Dalglish took over from Roy Hodgson as manager of Liverpool! Stoke did well to hold the home side to 0 – 0 at half time as the Reds grew in confidence in the 15 minutes before the interval. After half-time Liverpool made the breakthrough early with Raul Meireles driving the parried shot of Glen Johnson into the back of the net. Kenny Dalglish brought on Luis Suarez in the 63rd minute and it only took the Uruguayan 16 minutes before netting his first goal for the Reds. Liverpool remain in seventh place maintaining the nine point gap to Chelsea who beat Sunderland 2 – 4 on Tuesday night! Given the Reds recent form, a berth in the Champions League is not an unreasonable proposition. I would be sweet if Liverpool could finish ahead of Chelsea in the top four after Torres stated he moved to Chelsea because he stands a better chance of trophies with the London based club!
Plymouth Argyle look like not being able to make good on their promises to the court back in November. Part of the agreement with the court and taxman was that the club could show that it was able to gather enough funds to complete the season and as things stand that isn’t the case as the £2m that was promised by Argyle’s Japanese investors hasn’t been forthcoming and is unlikely to arrive any time soon, if ever. There was a recent article in local Plymouth newspaper “The Evening Herald” that suggested that funds were on the way from Japan, but a club statement today denies that is the case. It seems to me that Kagami and his Plymouth based associate Synan would rather have the club go under than pay money into the club to save Argyle!
Finally, my son Conner is off school for a third day in a row to bring his total time off school to five days in the past four weeks because of snow and cold weather and there’s is more snow on the way. It’s getting to the point where it’s starting to affect his schooling, a week out of school out of four is a lot of time to lose. Given the fact that Kansas is subject to extreme weather, would it not make sense to have a longer break in the winter to avoid the cold and snow while having a shorter break in the summer, it’s not likely to be cold or snow in June, July and August!
My wife went to see a specialist on Monday about her back pain which was caused by the car wreck we had back in November plus have further MRI scans on her spine. The news isn’t good; Erin has numerous herniated discs in her spine and will need to have injections to help with the pain. We have an appointment with a personal injury lawyer next Thursday as $15,000 (which is the maximum payout the insurance company will allow) doesn’t seem like enough given the amount of costs that are likely to be occurred in trying to repair the herniated discs if it’s not a permanent injury; the specialist gave no assurances that the discs could be realigned!