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How Football Reporting Works: Liverpool’s Dire ‘Martin Skrtel Is Better than Chelsea’s John Terry And Anyone At Southampton

by | 20th, October 2014

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HOW football comment works, with Liverpool FC’s Martin Skrtel and not Chelsea’s John Terry and anyone at Southampton.

Liverpool beat QPR 2-3 in the Premier League, thanks to own goals and a barmy last few minutes of exciting, error-rich football. You might suppose that Liverpool’s defence, as with that of QPR’s, was not all that good.

The Mirror’s Oliver Holt was there. He appraised Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel:

Skrtel: 5 Weak first half tackle on Austin proof of uncertainty gripping him

The Indy was there:

Martin Skrtel – The enforcer of Liverpool’s back four was completely bullied by Zamora and can count himself fortunate (or unfortunate) if he keeps his starting place against Real Madrid on Wednesday. 5

ESPN:

Martin Skrtel, 4 – The big Slovakian has had problems in the past with Zamora, so this was nothing new. Some of Skrtel’s headed clearances didn’t have the right accuracy or distance, and he never really looked comfortable throughout under the aerial bombardment.

The Daily Mail saw it all:

[Skrtel was] Given a torrid time by Zamora all afternoon and didn’t look comfortable at Loftus Road.

So. Skrtel was pretty poor.

Garth Crooks saw it all. Oddly, he picks Skrtel for his team of the week. He tells the

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