As the squads of the two Champions League finalists landed in Kiev, two superficially similar but deeply different mindsets were rousing them for this most elevated of occasions in the club game. Those mindsets also reflect the deeper differences between the teams, and could yet make the difference in the game. For Liverpool, it is the knowledge that they are inferior to Real Madrid, but that their own best quality is regularly besting such sides, with all of the belief that entails. For Real - the defending champions - it is that knowledge that they are a better team, the best in this competition over the last half-decade, with the complete confidence that brings. The gold-standard feat of three in a row would emboss that, and make them one of the two most successful sides in European Cup history - along with Real Madrid 1955-60. Liverpool's route to the Champions League final 14 show all Liverpool's route to the Champions League final 1/14 First leg: Hoffenheim 1-2 … [Read more...] about Liverpool and Real Madrid are being lifted by history
There was absolutely no doubt in Marcelo’s mind, just as there was no doubt within the Real Madrid squad or staff… but not just about the decision that proved the killer blow in that spectacular tie at Bernabeu. “It was a clear penalty,” the Brazilian had asserted when asked about the moment that eliminated Juventus from the Champions League, before offering the true killer blow, and a wink to go with it. “Obviously what happened to Barcelona [against Roma] wasn’t going to happen to us, because we’re Real Madrid.” This utter belief is really what everyone else is up against. This is what colours and conditions the entire Champions League campaign. It is also all the more important this season, because “belief” has appropriately become such a theme of this season, given the sides that have got to the semi-finals. Everyone seems to think they are fated to win it, with that fundamental element driving the four semi-finalists more … [Read more...] about How Real Madrid fuel their perfect Champions League engine with history, belief and arrogance
TOYS R Us has become the latest large company to make headlines for going into administration. The company, for many years a household name in retailing, is facing the loss of 3,000 jobs. Here's what calling in the administrators means... What does going into administration mean? When a company enters administration, all control is passed to an appointed administrator. The administrator must be a licensed insolvency practitioner. Their goal is to leverage the company's assets and business to repay creditors. Once the administrator has taken over, a moratorium is placed around the company and stops all legal actions. After the administrator takes over, there isn't much that can be done to reverse the process. Between April and June 2017, there were 337 administrations in the UK. What does going in liquidation mean? Liquidation is slightly different to administration. Where administration aims to help the company repay its debts, liquidation is the process of selling all assets being … [Read more...] about What does going into administration mean and which UK companies have gone bust? From Toys R Us to Maplin
Have you ever wondered how some of Liverpool’s suburbs got their names? Many parts of the city have eye-catching names that visitors often struggle to pronounce - with Fazakerley an obvious example. The meanings and origins of the names of the city’s various areas were revealed in a comprehensive study in 2011. Here is the little-known history of Liverpool’s placenames, according to the Museum of Liverpool and Historic England report: Aigburth Aigburth means “oak tree hill” and the word comes from “Aykeberh” - which in turn comes from the Old Norse “Eikiberg”. The area dates back to at least the 13th century, growing up around a monastery, barns and granary run by monks. Allerton Allerton means “a town of Alder trees”, from the Old English “alder tun” - which had become “Alretune” by 1086 and Allerton by 1292. It grew as a home for wealthy Liverpool merchants in the late 19th century, living in … [Read more...] about The forgotten history of how Liverpool suburbs got their names
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