Sports from the Basement

The Reds Roundup – November 27, 2014

Battle in Bulgaria
There are only so many ways I can say that, “Liverpool blew another one.” It seems that since the start of these posts, that’s the only thing I’ve been saying in the match recaps. When Mignolet took that shot off his chest 2 minutes in and Liverpool went down 1-0, I had my doubts that we could come out of there with any sort of points and/or dignity. But the Reds did fight back. Ricky Lambert put his second goal in 2 weeks into the net after some sloppy defensive play, making him the only Reds striker worth a damn. Jordan Henderson also finished a sweet Raheem Sterling pass to put the Reds up 2-1, but we all knew where this was going to end. The final score was 2-2, but both of the teams had their chances to finish and take all 3 points. Liverpool surprisingly controls their own fate and can actually advance with a win over Basel in Liverpool on December 9. That’s surely to be the biggest match to date, but we’ll have to wait and see what type of form we’re in over these next 2 weeks before we get too excited. Basel did beat us 1-0 on their home soil back in September, but who knows what will happen on the return trip. Keep that date marked on your calendar as it represents one of the few chances Liverpool have for some joy at Anfield this season.

Embed from Getty Images

Around the Interwebs
Just like in the offseason, Liverpool may be looking at Southampton to help boost their squad. They are rumored to be interested in right back Nathaniel Clyne even though they just bought numerous defenders in the offseason. Hopefully this means that Glen Johnson can finally head over to Roma where he is (presumably) wanted and Liverpool can try and fix their sloppy D. But what type of rumors are out there for our new star 32 year old striker? (The only one that has scored for us.) Oh just a transfer back to your old club. That’s right. Thanks for scoring, see ya later. Of course, that rumor is dependent on Rodgers bringing over another striker in January and who knows where that stands.

Stoke Stroke
Liverpool haven’t won in their last 5 games (4 Losses, 1 draw) but Stoke is no Chelsea. Rodgers looks to right the ship as the Potters head to Anfield with both teams trying to jump into the top half of the table. After this match, it’s a quick turnaround before a Tuesday game vs. Leicester, and then it’s Sunderland on Saturday the 6th. It’s another busy week, but we’re only 34 days away from the January transfer window! Get the heart pills ready Liverpool fans. Another month of (some) ups and (mostly) downs is upon us.

Prove me wrong Reds!

Upcoming Bankroll Contests
Monday Woman's World Cup Soccer
Begins Mon, Jun 17 12:00 PM ET
Monday Parx Racing
Begins Mon, Jun 17 12:55 PM ET
Monday Delaware Park
Begins Mon, Jun 17 1:15 PM ET
Monday Copa America Soccer
Begins Mon, Jun 17 7:00 PM ET
Monday Gold Cup Soccer
Begins Mon, Jun 17 7:00 PM ET
Monday MLB Baseball
Begins Mon, Jun 17 7:05 PM ET
Tuesday Woman's World Cup Soccer
Begins Tue, Jun 18 3:00 PM ET
Go To Lobby
SFTB Plus

$10 a Month Gets You DFS Optimizers, Horse Racing Advanced Stats, and More.

Sign up now and get 7 days free of charge!

Learn More
SFTB Parties

Choose Your Events and Create Your Own Sportsbook for You and Your Friends.

Only $3 to set up, and includes unlimited guests.

Learn More
Scoreboard
NBA Basketball
8:00 PM ET
Golden State Warriors
Toronto Raptors
Details
WNBA Basketball
Final
Seattle Storm 67
Connecticut Sun 81
Details
World - Int. Friendly Games
Full Time
Algeria 3
Mali 2
Details
World - Int. Friendly Games
Full Time
Senegal 1
Nigeria 0
Details
World - Int. Friendly Games
Full Time
Egypt 3
Guinea 1
Details
World - Int. Friendly Games
Full Time
Morocco 2
Zambia 3
Details
South America - Copa América
Full Time
Paraguay 2
Qatar 2
Details
South America - Copa América
Full Time
Uruguay 4
Ecuador 0
Details
MLB Baseball
Final
Chicago Cubs 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Details
North & Central America - CONCACAF Gold Cup
Full Time
Haiti 2
Bermuda 1
Details
Go to Scoreboard