Nottingham Forest vs. Liverpool: *Bumper* Post-Match Analysis
Tired bodies, tired minds
Paul Tomkins, Andrew Beasley, Daniel Rhodes and other TTT regulars will give their thoughts on the match for 24 hours after the game, so the article received via email is unlikely to be the final version. There's statistics from the match and videos too.
As the person who phoned 999, I spent most of yesterday either waiting for an ambulance, sat in an ambulance outside A&E (waiting for three hours to be taken inside, after a blue-lights ride) and then waiting in and around the treatment areas until late last night (the NHS staff, as expected were brilliant – the lack of beds less so); before returning again this afternoon, when visiting hours opened, after the game.
After the stress and helplessness of waiting on a loved one to get life-saving treatment, I wasn't as fussed about this match. That doesn't mean you, as readers and subscribers, don't have to be fussed too, but I also don't want to read petulant comments about football right now. I was going to post this as a separate article, but instead I’ll articulate it before the rest of the match views follow, from the usual TTT writers.
Liverpool, third game in six days, looked as tired and frazzled today as I felt, having pushed my own often restricted health beyond its limits yesterday, two days after attending Anfield. I ran on adrenaline for a few hours, then had shaking muscles for most of the rest of yesterday, and can feel it today.
I have thus spent the last two days around the injured and lame, including those helicoptered-in (and thus delaying us) after a serious multi-car pileup. None of Liverpool's players were that seriously injured, clearly, but it seemed like a dozen – many with unique, game-changing skills – were unable to play.
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