NOT very good that is it? Someone hands that to you at the beginning of August you’re inclined to think, “Oh, aye? What’s going on here then?”
I rarely enjoy international breaks, the monotonous drone of jingoistic mainstream press and the vacuum of current affairs it leaves behind. This time was different. Maybe the new “week of football” initiative has helped, there’s football to look forward to every day for a six-day period, and the intensified competition for places at the 24-team EURO 2016 has resulted in upsets and fierce battles between previous also-rans.
But enough of that side-show. The escapism from Premier League football and Liverpool’s scratchy form within it has been very welcome. The post-match fall-outs towards the back-end of the recent four-week window between international breaks became almost as ugly as the 90 minute performances that oft preceded it.