Football: Veteran's Inspiration Is Short Yet So Sweet ; Alex Hayes Sees McAllister's Calming Influence Transform the Day
Hayes, Alex, The Independent (London, England)
SOMEONE ALWAYS has to miss out. And on this occasion the unlucky man seemed to be Gary McAllister. Much like Liverpool, he was out of the game for 60 minutes, but then came on strong to help capture the Cup in the last 10. As Arsenal's Robert Pires aptly said after his team's dramatic defeat: "We're all shattered. We controlled play for more than 90 per cent of the game, and yet somehow lost. Nobody can quite understand how it happened."
Gerard Houllier can. The Liverpool manager was quick to praise McAllister's short, yet very sweet, contribution. "Gary gave more flow to the game," he said. "I was not happy with the area [midfield] where every- thing should start from …
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Publication information: Article title: Football: Veteran's Inspiration Is Short Yet So Sweet ; Alex Hayes Sees McAllister's Calming Influence Transform the Day. Contributors: Hayes, Alex - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 13, 2001. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.