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20 Sep 2018 10:17:42
Ed001 can you ever see Liverpool go back for Feiker or is that totally over?

{Ed001's Note - I think we have moved on to be honest, though Klopp is very stubborn and might well decide to go back for him, if he has a stellar season.}

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20 Sep 2018 10:31:17
On your review of the game Tuesday night Ed I 100% agree with your assessment of Alison. I haven't been this calm about a keeper in a very long time. It was a brilliant team performance and I was even getting some praise from a Utd supporter at work, now there is a shock.

{Ed001's Note - now that is a shock! You must have had to sit down immediately.}

20 Sep 2018 10:39:45
In fairness Ed he is one of the very few who doesn't have tunnel vision when it comes to Utd if they're bad he'll say it and vice versa and likewise me when it comes to Liverpool.

{Ed001's Note - he is a very rare guy.}

20 Sep 2018 11:05:54
He's one of the few for sure Ed001.Hope your ok mate👍.

{Ed001's Note - good thanks mate. Things good with you?}

20 Sep 2018 11:11:23
I was going to say about Alisson, but didn't feel it necessary to start a thread, I’m just so happy and impressed how much he catches the ball. Not just from corners and free kicks, but from shots. Hard shots that are low down. It’s a very rare thing nowadays, but he does it with aplomb, on what I’ve seen so far. Just kills the attack, dead. It’s pretty much my favourite thing about him. Once he has touched the ball, we’re back on the attack. No pinballing or ridiculous palm outs. Once again, its all so far, but he is impressive.

20 Sep 2018 11:29:33
All good here Ed001 and agree re Alison AB.

{Ed001's Note - glad to hear it mate.}

20 Sep 2018 16:37:21
His distribution is so dangerous. Means matip is less important to the team and gomez or lovren get the nod. There are loads of ways it has improved us. I mean he was the only new signing who started Tuesday night and we look like a different team. Amazing player. Changed us from also rans to serious contenders.

20 Sep 2018 18:16:02
Then we might end up paying double if what they asked in the summer. He will definitely have a brilliant season thanks to pure quality!

Review Of The Day 20th September 2018

20 Sep 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 20th September 2018

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20 Sep 2018 08:38:58
Thanks Ed. Is lovren and modric looking at jail time as well?

{Ed002's Note - The Modric charge is not new and to some extent this is an old story. It won't go away completely but in the worst case scenario for the players if they cannot take a plea based deal and get a short suspended sentence would potentially be a visit to the big house. The whole matter has been dragging on for years and years.}

20 Sep 2018 07:47:24
Thanks Ed001!

I do marvel at the potential of players like Ampudu, Sancho and Brewster (to name a few) . I know its like finding a needle in a haystack, but it saddens me that teams like Falkirk are closing down their academies. I'm sure I'm over-romanticising the good old days, but its sad that, if this becomes the norm, players like TAA won't have obvious routes into their local clubs.

How would you address the issue and what's your views on the role of the academy system in the game today?

{Ed001's Note - I don't think the academy system works personally. Less quality players have come through in recent years in large part due to the academy system handing them everything on a plate from a young age. They need to earn it. They need to be shown that they have to perform before they get the good stuff. None of this playing on beautiful pitches in brand new kits and boots. That doesn't happen in countries that produce a production line of talent compared to population size such as Uruguay.}

20 Sep 2018 08:18:47
Cheers Ed, absolutely shocking about Ramos though, who'd of thought? ;) have a great day mate!

{Ed001's Note - hard to believe mate. So not like Ramos or anyone Spanish to be involved in any kind of action outside of the rules.}

20 Sep 2018 08:22:14
Thanks ed. Have a great day mate. My Thursdays almost over, but spring is in the air, suns out, city lost and liverpool are so good right now that I'm not used to it. Lifes good👍.

{Ed001's Note - it is a beautiful day. Lyon could have won by a bigger margin as well. Again a team that goes at Citeh gets a result, so why do so many just fold against them? Lyon are nothing special, but City made them look it last night.}

20 Sep 2018 09:48:51
Thanks for the review Ed. 37 CL yellows by Ramos is quite an impressive stat. Dirty Ramos. I really hope we get the opportunity to play Real Madrid this season in the CL.

{Ed001's Note - I don't, I want them out in this round and not qualify for next year's.}

20 Sep 2018 10:41:03
Thanks Ed. I agree, I want them out as well. I think Ramos should just start every game with a yellow just to get it out of the way. Have a great day.

{Ed001's Note - I think every player on the opposition should be allowed a free hit on him, as he has had years of doing so to every one else, it only seems fair.}

20 Sep 2018 10:54:30
Great review Ed001
I would of loved to have seen a ramos come up against a John Fashanu or Alan Cork type player.
Someone to smash him into next week with a good honest 50/ 50 challenge
I have noticed he moans a lot when playing this type of player hence why he hated playing against Diego Costa
Ed001 in your time who is the best big man you have seen play up front?
Im probably going Toshack.

{Ed001's Note - he was before my time. Drogba would be the best of my time.}

20 Sep 2018 12:13:31
Drogba - remarkable player. No opposition player has ever made me more nervous than up to now than him.

20 Sep 2018 12:51:51
Didier Drogba was always on the floor. cheating sod.

20 Sep 2018 13:02:27
Drogba was a great player but not only that, most importantly a great person, half of the money he has earnt (or more) has gone towards building new schools etc he's something different that fella. What a man, what a player.

20 Sep 2018 16:39:30
Teams with big target men like Paris and spurs is easy for van dijk, part of the reason I'm looking forward to the utd games. Van dijk will have lukaku in his pocket.

20 Sep 2018 17:43:24
Mane man, the same way van dijk had him in his pocket when he was involved in both of utd's goals when we lost there last season?

20 Sep 2018 20:07:40
@Johncrow Junior
I don’t need any invitation to pass by nostalgia corner, so I’m going to suggest Malcom MacDonald pre his knee injury problems at Arsenal.
Hugely quick, powerful, great header.
Such was his physical capabilities, I think he’d make it in the modern game today.
Best target man for me.

20 Sep 2018 05:35:19
I think we can very easily win next five games

Soto home- should be routine. they won't have Ings so i think that hurts them too.

Chelsea home- EFL cup but since its home we should win. Tough game this though i don't see any team resting players. both would want to win. we need all trophies this season. the big ones and the small ones

Chelsea away - tricky game this one. But this will probably be in our favour, If we win the EFL game, i expect Sarri to attack us and that should help us a lot. If Chelsea play like Chelsea it can be Chelsea wining. Also third straight game in week and Chelsea lack a bench.

Napoli away- Napoli are weird they won against lazio fiorentina and ac milan and were dreadful against sampdoria! they are also leaking goals which is good for us. I see three points at the naples and I think we will get them. might be a very close game though.

Mancity home- I for one like that Pep won't sit back against us. This has been the best EPL fixture since 2012- Liverpool vs mancity . But first time Liverpool are no more the underdogs in this match. This should be a spectacle and i think LFC attack will be superior to city's and hence the three points.

That would make it 11 out of 11 I thinks that is a world record.

and then we have some easy games in october so we could extend that winning run. I am excited, this season so different.

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20 Sep 2018 06:30:47
I think Man City won 14 games on the bounce last season.

20 Sep 2018 06:35:17
Great post that mate, I 100% agree. Napoli away concerns me somewhat but I'm still confident we'll do them and the rest.

20 Sep 2018 08:01:27
Mystic meg post can stand them sorry!
Every time one goes up it comes back to haunt us so one game at a time plz!

20 Sep 2018 08:41:53
One game at a time boys. Saints could be difficult if we overlook them in any way.

20 Sep 2018 08:41:55
I'm not worried about Napoli purely because I don't think it will matter. I don't see them getting points from Anfield, and I very much doubt that Red Star Belgrade can cost us any points. That means that as long as we equal their result against PSG (and I suspect we may have already bettered it) losing away to Napoli won't factor into anything except finishing first or second - which is hardly a guarentee of good things these days. Not that I don't want us to secure everything early and win every game, let some players rest and rotate in dead rubbers if nothing else, but it won't worry me if we draw or even lose in Italy.

20 Sep 2018 08:48:07
Every game is winnable and we have shown we can beat any team on our day. However each game should be treated as a Cup final and I am looking no further than Southampton.

One game at a time, asses the result, then move on to the next one.

20 Sep 2018 10:00:43
“Soto home- should be routine“

JINX! There’s no such thing as a “routine” game in the premier league and our recent history against Southampton is nothing to write home against.

20 Sep 2018 09:57:03
For EFL, I expect Sturridge, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Matip, Moreno, Clyne to start. If Lallana is fit, he might get a chance. With games coming thick and thin and most importantly all are vital (6 pointer games), IMO we need to rest some of our starting 11. They will be burn out before City.

20 Sep 2018 10:11:32
Once people start taking it for granted that we'll win games the wheels fall off. Let's see the abuse levels when we do finally draw or lose a game.

20 Sep 2018 10:14:41
All are winnable, but at best I would guess the likelihood of any one win comes in at maybe 60% on average. That would make winning them extremely unlikely as if my memory of basic stats serves me right it would only be about 10% chance of coming in with 5 out of 5.

Of course there are plenty that would tear my arbitrary choice of 60% apart, but the point is, the likelihood of one win is not the same as winning all of them. Let’s take it one game at a time.

20 Sep 2018 11:04:59
I'm certainly very excited about the City game in particular, as it will be my first time visiting Anfield since supporting them as a kid in the late 80s. Been planning this trip to UK for many years, and I'm very fortunate it's coincided with a time when our team is looking so strong. Really really looking forward to it. :)

20 Sep 2018 12:23:23
i call it belief. In a long time can a liverpool fan say all these 5 games are winnable. Any other season we'd be looking to win 3 draw 1 and lose 1 as best case and be happy. Not this season. All these games are perfectly winnable and we should believe in the team and push them towards it, be positive be it this forum or any, anfield or any. This team is special and we need to finally stop doubting and start expecting.

20 Sep 2018 13:06:22
Once again I agree ak mate.

Heroin, I hope and Im sure you'll have a fantastic time mate, enjoy you lucky bugger ;) you'll get to see us smash the living daylights out of them! What better game to go to eh? :) .

20 Sep 2018 14:19:04
Of course they are winnable games but there’s no such thing as a “routine” win in the premier league. It will be hard work, lots of preparation and training.

We will have to match them for preparation, attitude, professionalism and if we do that we are favourites.

20 Sep 2018 16:42:33
Every game is winnable. We have a team capable of beating them all in our group. Paris away is going to be a big atmosphere as will napoli.

We can't underestimate anyone though. I know the players won't but we fans are sometimes guilty of it.

20 Sep 2018 16:42:33
Every game is winnable. We have a team capable of beating them all in our group. Paris away is going to be a big atmosphere as will napoli.

We can't underestimate anyone though. I know the players won't but we fans are sometimes guilty of it.

Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

19 Sep 2018 23:11:21
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

Possibly, probably even, the biggest sporting scandal of all time begins our new Sporting Villains series.

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19 Sep 2018 23:39:44
rubbish really, is there enough money in disabled sports to warrant this.

Still to this day remember a swimmer in the Aussie para Olympic games who had no arms and just crashed head first into the pool end, total respect.

20 Sep 2018 00:45:31
Thanks Ed! Good read that!

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

20 Sep 2018 00:50:12
Excellent ed, reminds me of a south park episode lol.

{Ed001's Note - is that a compliment? Sounds very insulting from what I saw of that show it was terrible.}

20 Sep 2018 01:11:47
I’ve seen you try to play football Ed, that’s the number 1 sporting villain IMO 😂
Good read, well written, great source checks and a very entertaining story. Actually looking forward to this article line.

{Ed001's Note - your refereeing career is next....}

20 Sep 2018 02:06:10
fantastic article ed. I had no idea. thank you for that.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.}

20 Sep 2018 02:46:34
Really interesting Ed01, thanks. As usual with your articles it is a mystery that these stories aren't more well known. You are shining a light. In this case, I hope those involved still aren't able to sleep at night. The love of money truly is the root of all evil.

{Ed001's Note - I am just shocked that just one man has been given any kind of punishment and even then a pittance of a fine for a man who milked the system to make himself wealthy.}

20 Sep 2018 02:54:20
Bloody hell Ed001 I never heard of that scandal before but that is one of the lowest level of cheating I've ever heard of.

{Ed001's Note - sickening isn't it?}

20 Sep 2018 05:41:24
and they still won 87-63! i think people who cheat are the real mentally disabled. and cheaters at such an event - they are truly mentally sick.

20 Sep 2018 05:45:51
Do you have US Postal on that list :) ?

{Ed001's Note - I do now.}

20 Sep 2018 06:29:43
That made a bloody good read that did Ed, nice one mate!

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. Glad you enjoyed.}

20 Sep 2018 07:08:50
Ben Johnson on that list Ed?

{Ed001's Note - of course and Carl Lewis, who had the cheek to moan about Johnson despite having received two (yes two) bans while a college athlete for performance enhancing drugs.}

20 Sep 2018 08:01:13
Carl Lewis?! No way Ed!

{Ed001's Note - Lewis was a vile piece of crap mate. Proper piece of work mate. A real cheat. Johnson took steroids to compete with the likes of him and was just a divvy who was not bright enough to avoid getting caught. Lewis was a serial cheat who started at a young age. The Russians are not the only nation to have run long term PED programmes.}

20 Sep 2018 10:11:08
So weird. I was wondering what the angle was until money came into it. I can’t imagine anybody could feel an ounce of pride at duping your way to victory in a tournament for disabled people until you find out about all those beautiful, probably tax free, Euros (Not Pasetas? ) . It was a shame for all the subsequent athletes that couldn’t compete, but in a small way we should be grateful. If it wasnt for Spain’s carelessness and arrogance, there would probably still be the occasional ringer. At least there is testing now.

Nice one Ed, I’m going to enjoy this series. Are there any Brits on the list? We always seems to have a smugness in this country that we would never engage in such ghastly duplicity. It would be good to be taken down a peg or two.

{Ed001's Note - there are a lot, some will be serial bad guys, others will be ones who just had a moment of madness like when Beckham became public enemy no. 1 in England after his World Cup sending off. It is not just going to be the Lance Armstrongs etc, just anyone who had their moment of being the bad guy.}

20 Sep 2018 10:45:08
Ah fair enough. I didn't know if there was a Clive ‘Clubber’ Harris, a farrier who boxed his way across the Eastern Bloc with horseshoes in his gloves. Or a legendary pole vaulter, Neville ‘The Frog’ Francis, perhaps, who had secret springs in his shoes and was the first man to vault over 7 metres. They’d make for good stories.

{Ed001's Note - if there are, I will try and find out so I can write about them mate. Anything like that I will be looking for. I am intending to try and find one obscure-ish one for every well known example I use. Makes it more interesting I think when you are just finding out about it, but the ones that are well known are good stories that deserve telling too.}

20 Sep 2018 11:15:42
Exactly Ed. Sounds good. Very much appreciate all this, ordinarily there would be a subscription for this information and these types of services so thank you very much for being my go to site. Not just for the football, but for my breaks in day in general.

{Ed001's Note - it is win win to be honest, as I enjoy doing the research and writing the articles, so it is good to be able to do this as my job.

As for subscription, I just find that idea uncomfortable. It is like education and health care, information should be free, not just available to those lucky enough to be in a position to pay. I don't think people should have to miss out just because they can't afford it.}

20 Sep 2018 12:48:22
Just saying a similar storyline was used in a episode maybe that's where they got the idea. Good article ed.

{Ed001's Note - ah ok, I don't know I never saw much of that show, understand now what you mean. Cheers mate.}

19 Sep 2018 20:56:19
remind me again why liverpool pulled out of the fekir deal?

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19 Sep 2018 21:16:52
You can see why klopp was desperate to sign him tearing city to shreds.

19 Sep 2018 23:49:42
Do u think we would still go back and would he still have same desire too come as we messed him about bigtime, I was gutted when we never got him in summer and gutted now as he will probably get snapped up by someone else in premiership.

20 Sep 2018 05:57:24
His knees were not medically compliant. 60 million pounds and he won't be starting ahead of either mane or salah and we don't play with an attacking mid. made sense to buy shaqiri and we did.

20 Sep 2018 08:24:22
Yeah he's a player that would've been the icing on the cake for our squad but not one that we really need. His knee made the deal too risky and looking at our set up at the moment it's hard to see where he'd even have fit in so far. I like him a lot as a player and it was fun to watch him do that to city, but it was the right call not to sign him and hailstones we did not mess him around. The deal was advancing until a problem emerged from his medical and a decision was made. It happens. I think you can forget about Fekir, but perhaps we'll find another creative left footed mid somewhere along the line. That Kai Havertz kid looks promising.

{Ed002's Note - It was over money.}

19 Sep 2018 20:46:21
Watching Fekir against City.
Direct, quick and has just scored a cracking goal.

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19 Sep 2018 22:11:54
Who is Fekir? Never heard of him 😬.

19 Sep 2018 22:32:49
Of course he is a great player. His knee is still an issue though.

20 Sep 2018 07:11:56
He is just a French Daniel Sturridge.

19 Sep 2018 20:46:18
Fekir! my word he'd be great at LFC. January get the business done Kloppo.

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20 Sep 2018 05:54:40
Maybe let’s see if his knee holds up til jan. I’d love him to play for us but he’s very high risk for the same injury. Someone on here mentioned an injury article about him online. Only last week but can’t remember who posted an what the website was called.

20 Sep 2018 05:57:49
and sell who?

20 Sep 2018 07:12:17
Henderson of course.

19 Sep 2018 20:40:49
Can ings play sat? I no he on loan but with it being loan to buy does that make a difference?

{Ed001's Note - no.}

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19 Sep 2018 19:34:17
Best thing I have seen today is " now Bobby has scored with both eyes on the goal, with one eye on the goal and with no eyes on the goal".

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20 Sep 2018 04:23:55
loved that, oh bobby firminooo.

19 Sep 2018 19:32:52
Looking at Andy Robertson these days, his crossing is top draw. We look really dangerous down the left flank with mane and Robbo. When he signed from Hull there were a few disappointed that we didn't sign mendy.

I'm wondering, would you guys swap Robbo for mendy now? I wouldn't.

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19 Sep 2018 20:00:36
Haven't seen enough of Mendy to comment on him, but Robbo's a favourite of mine being Scotland Captain, and he's already had a vardy-esque rise from Queens Park to Champions League finalist, i wouldn't swap him for anyone at the moment.

19 Sep 2018 20:15:05
Mendy seems a bit erratic, technically good but not disciplined enough to be a truly great defender. Robbo is an intelligent player. Picked his runs well last night, so much he became impossible to predict. Very good. Kept mbappe on some kind of a leash which is more than most lbs manage.

Playing teams with a target man, like spurs or Paris I think is bread and butter for vigil. We are lucky to have him.

19 Sep 2018 20:39:57
I agree Mane, Robbo over him anyday for me too mate.

19 Sep 2018 23:42:04
Best in the world.

20 Sep 2018 04:27:20
both full backs were a little bit inconsistent with their crosses early in the season, especially TAA. but maybe they were just getting back to their paces after the summer break.

but man am i loving the crosses from BOTH sides right now. i like the fact that when we can't go direct with our front 3 or counterattack when opponents play a high line, we have that outlet on both sides. makes it difficult to defend as you can't just pack it in the middle anymore, they need a man out wide to stop the crosses.

 


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