News of Gary Speed's death sent shockwaves through the world of British soccer that reverberated around the globe. This tragedy reminds us not only of how insignificant a soccer game is but also of its tremendous power to heal peoples' hearts and spirits.
Liverpool can only congratulate itself for its positive performance against Manchester City for another few hours. A return trip to Stamford Bridge beckons as the Reds battle Chelsea for a place in the Carling Cup semifinals. A second win in 10 days at the intimidating venue would prop up the Reds ahead of the packed schedule of the holiday season.
Elsewhere in the English Premier League, Manchester United's and Arsenal's winning runs came to an end as Newcastle and Fulham each took a point in road games. The sack race is on, as Steves Bruce and Keane face the unrest of their supporters.
We have a busy week ahead of us with plenty of games on offer. What's on your mind this week in the beautiful game? What do you need to know? What do you want to know? Send your questions now and check back on Friday to see if they were answered.
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