For background on the raids and counterraids
that turned the Ohio River Valley into a "dark and bloody ground" in the 1780s, see STEPHEN ARON, HOW THE WEST WAS LOST: THE TRANSFORMATION OF KENTUCKY FROM DANIEL BOONE TO HENRY CLAY 29-57 (1996); GRIFFIN, supra note 35, at 153-211; NICHOLS, supra note 8, at 37-44, 57-68.
Therefore, much of the conflict consisted of raids and counterraids
in a war of attrition where armies lived off the land to support themselves and deny resources to the opposing side.
The Norwegian fizzed one effort narrowly wide from the edge of the area in the opening moments, setting the tone for a first half in which Liverpool, demonstrating their manager's determination to win on the night, muzzled Barca's bite and rattled the visiting defence with lightning counterraids
centred on the pace of Craig Bellamy.