Liverpool v. … SHAOLIN TEMPLE!

The great thing about football is that the all-singing, all-dancing entertainment doesn’t cease at season’s end. Liverpool, for example, has had a highly diverting summer: signing hot players right and left, making menacing statements about the Premier League title, and now trying to out-lawyer Man United for the services of G. Heinze. (United doesn’t want the Argentinian, but doesn’t want Liverpool to have him either. Alex Ferguson—and I know students of the international game will find this surprising—is being a complete prick about the whole thing.)

It’s almost a shame that real games must start taking the place of all this hot-stove (or I guess that should be “ice-box”) action. But it’s showtime in Hong Kong, where the Men of Anfield face a pre-season match against a highly sinister outfit named South China AA. This club is the dominant power in Hong Kong’s top competition, which bears the priceless and parody-proof name “HKFA Coolpoint Ventilation First Division League.” Yes! But here’s where it gets scary: South China’s nickname is apparently…THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE!

Will the RZA play left back?


About zachdundas

Freelance journalist. Author of The Renegade Sportsman (Riverhead Books). Thank you.
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