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09 Dec 2018 21:52:39
To Salah, I'm trying mate I'm really trying, thanks for asking.

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{Ed0333's Note - all the best ST were all rooting for you mate.

09 Dec 2018 22:15:52
Glad to hear that ST, keep going mate :) .

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09 Dec 2018 19:38:55
Is it just me, or does Mo Salah seem to have lost his enthusiasm. He seems very subdued these days. Not expecting him to be like Jurgen Klopp but a little excitement wouldn't look out of place.

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09 Dec 2018 19:58:22
It’s just you

Mo is fine.

Another big week coming up.

If we can keep winning Citeh will crack.

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09 Dec 2018 20:01:49
More focused I'd say mate, he had a dodgy few months and is probably a bit pissed off at himself? but he's back and wants to prove once again what he can do, people are looking into it too much imo.

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{Ed0333's Note - Absolutely spot on mate. Were top of the league, ahead of one the best sides in premeirship history who have a country backing them financially and all some people wanna fixate on is Mo not showing his gnashers when he scores. Can’t we just rejoice that Salah is back and in the mood again. For the record it’s a subject of great hilarity in Egypt that Mo is not smiling after he scores. They haven’t got a clue why either but to them it’s funny to us it’s a national enquiry. Chill and enjoy. This could be the start of something profoundly beautiful.

09 Dec 2018 20:31:55
Exactly Ed333, well said mate, that's the way I'm looking at it as well. Things right now are perfect for us, we need to enjoy the moment instead of picking out little meaningless things to moan about! I don't think many people will be discussing how he celebrates goals when he and the team guide us to that title.

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09 Dec 2018 21:28:02
I think it's determination. That and the pressure. Why would you want to leave the best team in the most lucrative league after reaching a European Cup final? I don't believe that.

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09 Dec 2018 21:56:00
He was clearly smiling with his teammates at other points in the game. He was just miffed he was taken off before others the other day. he wants to be top scorer/ the best in the world so doesn't like not playing every game all game. Same as Messi/ Ronaldo/ Kane/ Suarez etc. Sign of a winner!

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09 Dec 2018 22:03:21
Good grief, not this again, really? Earlier in the season, people moaned cos Salah was not doing pirouettes and cartwheels after scoring or cos he was not sticking his tongue out long enuff or showing his gnashers wide enuff after scoring. Now, this whole non-issue is back again?

Also, what's there to smile about? The guys has scored a hatful of goals in the past 2 seasons for Roma, LFC and country so what's the the big deal? Is the excitement of us winning games, scoring goals and keeping clean sheets not enuff for some cos an inquiry has to be opened each time he does not celebrate?

IMO, Salah's scoring goals is no longer a big deal. We have bigger fish to fry at this point so we need to have that mean streak if we want to have any chance of wresting the title from City or even get past Napoli which will be NO cake walk.

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10 Dec 2018 06:11:18
People celebrate 8n different ways. Forget the jumping up and down, or the high fives or the slides etc, just look at Mo's determination in his eyes when he scores, and the look on his face. He is happy to score, he is happy for the team, he is happy he put his side in a better position. He just doesn't celebrate the way others do!

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09 Dec 2018 18:40:01
Just a quick question for you all, I don't know how many (if any of you) read the review of the day news round up I do each day, but on a Monday I used to do an 'And Finally. ' section on the end with footballing anecdotes based around a theme. After chatting with a group of people on here, they have requested I turn that into a separate longer article that I do regularly.

Anyway, for those that are interested in reading it, what kind of anecdotes would you be interested in:

Would you like it to just stick to football only?

Would you be interested in any sports-based anecdotes?

Or would you want it to also include slightly unrelated anecdotes as well? As in just something funny (well I hope it would be funny anyway! ) that came to mind.

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09 Dec 2018 19:25:49
If they’re jokes about the other Ed’s I’m in.

In fact, a good idea would be a roast of Ed’s among Ed’s.

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{Ed0333's Note - there is absolutely no way I’d participate in a roast with Ed’s 001. I’m a married man.

09 Dec 2018 20:35:04
It’s not the anecdote, it’s who delivers it that makes it good. That said, you probably shouldn’t do it 😂.

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09 Dec 2018 21:55:06
I really enjoy reading the "and finally" bit on a Monday Ed. I'd be happy for you to mix up the anecdotes with anything mate, not just football.

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09 Dec 2018 18:44:13
Anything for me Ed mate, would be good if you could do none football ones too for a change from time to time.

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{Ed001's Note - ok cheers mate.}

09 Dec 2018 18:47:28
Anything you fancy Ed's, there's a whole world out there away from footy.

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{Ed001's Note - ok mate thanks.}

09 Dec 2018 18:54:44
Mainly football with a mix of other sports thanks ed.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you.}

09 Dec 2018 19:00:32
More articles? Yes please Ed!
Appreciate the effort and time you put into your reviews and round ups. A funny story or two wouldn't hurt in my opinion, whether it's football related or not doesn't make a difference. Will be reading them regardless!

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

09 Dec 2018 19:14:45
I would like any. Football, sports, funny. Thanks eds.

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{Ed001's Note - ok thank you mate.}

09 Dec 2018 19:17:13
Any sport anecdotes would be great to read! i've really enjoyed all of your boxing articles as well as the football ones so I'm sure you've got a few more great sport stories to tell.

I don't post as often as I used to but I read every article you wrote Ed1!

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{Ed001's Note - ok thanks George, does seem to be the consensus to open it beyond footie. Which is good for me as it makes it easier to put them together.}

09 Dec 2018 19:36:24
You are quite the wordsmith so the more topics the merrier I say.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers negs, but be careful that sounds entirely positive!}

09 Dec 2018 19:49:50
Hi ed001, personally I always love them regardless of "type".
Depending on your bank of available stories, how about one each every Monday to celebrate slow news day and end of weekend?

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{Ed001's Note - that is what I was hoping to do, but have to see how it goes in terms of time in the busy periods.}

09 Dec 2018 19:53:30
Full Trevor McDonald mode. anything at all.

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{Ed001's Note - is Trevor McDonald still going? I hope so, I always liked him.}

09 Dec 2018 20:51:59
I love your Monday reviews Ed, I think you’ve shown you have such a massive range of football anecdotes but I wouldn’t be averse to you broadening that! I’d say you could alternate by week - football one week, something else (be it another sport or something different entirely) the next and alternate? Would that be something you’d be open to doing?

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate. I could certainly do something like that.}

09 Dec 2018 20:59:11
Can’t wait Ed. I read it for the football but wouldn’t mind a few other bits and pieces. Maybe some six degrees of separation style things that start and begin with the beautiful game but bring in other things you’ve got on your mind.

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{Ed001's Note - that was how I was intending to do it. Start on football and then just follow it down the rabbit hole, so to speak....}

09 Dec 2018 22:10:42
Anything you think is funny or interesting ED. Mix it up a bit. I'm sure we'll all enjoy it.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers Razor, I certainly hope so!}

09 Dec 2018 23:47:31
Anything mate, I just like the little known nuggets that you manage to find. To be honest, if you just stuck to football you’d probably end up just trawling for hours trying to find stuff after a while anyway.

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{Ed001's Note - that is my worry, it would start off easy, but a couple of weeks in the anecdotes would dry up.}

09 Dec 2018 23:57:56
All different sports ed.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers Roro.}

10 Dec 2018 02:33:31
Anything sports related ed, funny, sad, inspiring does not matter as long as there is something to read.
Now a days you don't get great resource to read on sports everywhere. One has to dig for them on the net in between millions of garbage.

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{Ed001's Note - These Football Times usually has a good read and Bleacher Report does a long read article every so often that is usually good as well (unlike a lot of the dross on their site). Just to give you a couple of other options.}

Bournemouth v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

09 Dec 2018 18:14:53
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Bournemouth v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

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09 Dec 2018 18:27:56
Great reading as always Ed001, thanks for all the effort you put into these. You've mentioned before that we haven't played the high intensity football we saw last year as it can't be sustained over a season, this was the first match I've seen where we hounded every Bournemouth player almost 3 on 1 every time they had possession. Do you think this is Klopp turning up the energy for the rest of the season, or just the way he set up to play Bournemouth?

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{Ed001's Note - I think it is a bit of both. I think he is beginning to crank it up slightly anyway, but also he sees it as the way to beat Bournemouth so asked for a bit more of it.}

09 Dec 2018 19:11:47
I think with napoli and United next was also a good way to up the tempo and get ready for some massive games for this season.

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09 Dec 2018 19:12:35
Many have said that we have missed Oxlade this season, and in the past two games since Keita has come into the team, we look much more like the team of last season. Not neccasarily in the pressing or the intensity, but just the general quality of attacking play has got better. Fabinho and Keita are definitely the way forward for the rest of the season imo.

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09 Dec 2018 19:38:50
We've clearly missed Ox this season. We've been depending entirely on aerial attacks and going up the flanks, whereas going up the center of the field (which for me is far more threatening) has been missing.

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09 Dec 2018 20:34:55
Thanks for the reply, I thought it looked a lot more like our workrate of last season watching the game. Completely agree that we miss the Ox, but flashes of brilliance from Keita yesterday makes me think that we'll have two quality players in the same role in the future.

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09 Dec 2018 21:13:01
Great write up as always!

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09 Dec 2018 19:00:58
Ed001, would you agree that we have the best right-hand side in the league as in TAA/ Gomez, Shaqiri and Salah or do you think ManC's Walker, Bernardo Silva and Sterling is better?

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{Ed001's Note - well Walker is a liability, but Trent is not the best defensively either. However Trent offers more in the final third. If Salah plays on the right, then yes ours is the most effective. If it is Shaqiri, then I am not so sure.}

09 Dec 2018 20:08:40
Once again Ed001 many thanks for the game review as you know I look forward to reading them and I must admit I agree with everything you said
As for your “And Finally” posts I’d personally prefer just football posts but that’s just my opinion and I’d read them anyway whatever you put up
Oh and as I don’t post that much I’d like to wish all the posters and Edds a happy Xmas and a peaceful new year.

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{Ed001's Note - ok cheers mate. Merry Chrimbo and a Happy New Year to you too.}

09 Dec 2018 22:15:11
Great read as usual, Ed. The game was a model in effectiveness, professionalism, poise and humility. Our boys went out with a game plan and executed it perfectly without any hassles. I also noticed the way we pressed Bournmouth in the half spaces and this paralyzed them cos they could never get going. All in all, 4 goals, clean sheet, 3 points, top of the league, only unbeaten side in all 4 divisions and on to Napoli. BOOM!

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10 Dec 2018 05:09:32
Oke, thanks Ed001. Yes I was referring to Salah on the right, Shaqiri below him in midfield and TAA or Gomez as FBs.

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{Ed001's Note - Salah is so much better than any other forward in the Premier League on form, that whichever area of the field he plays is the strongest on the pitch. Usually he has 3 players marking him, so it opens up acres for TAA to exploit. Salah is that good.

So yes, we are stronger there when he is out there. It is not really even a contest, to my mind anyway. Salah is light years ahead of the rest. Though Sterling has come on in leaps and bounds recently, he is no Salah.}

09 Dec 2018 17:03:23
Thanks very much for the Bournemouth match review Ed (found it on football views site) . Quality that mate. I was gutted to miss half the game but maybe that was good luck for Liverpool? we'll see on Tuesday and Sunday when I can watch the full games lol.

I'm hoping Salah is truly back to his best now because when he's on form, everybody else seems to be! onwards and upwards, we're bloody laughing at the minute, couldn't be more happier with this squad! bring on any team, nobody can stop us.

Thanks again Ed.

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{Ed001's Note - if we fail to go through on Tuesday, you will have to be banned from watching full games for the rest of the season! Ed033 will put up the links when he gets the chance, he is just busy with something else I asked him to do before that.}

09 Dec 2018 17:16:46
Ed I was thinking the same, if it doesn't go our way on Tuesday, Sunday I'm going to sit like a lemon twiddling my thumbs until the second half! it can't be risked!

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09 Dec 2018 17:27:26
Sorry to bothee you ed01 but can you put up the link? somehow its not opening here.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate:

There is a link on each page of FNV to input your email and it will mail you the link when a new article is uploaded, as it sometimes takes time before the links are generated.}

09 Dec 2018 17:31:15
Ed ignore last comment it’s literally just down the page 🤦🏻‍♂️.

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09 Dec 2018 17:30:21
Ed is there a link for it I can’t find it. Thanks.

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09 Dec 2018 18:09:32
The link above works JK, the one to FNV.

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09 Dec 2018 19:19:21
Salah, I also missed the first half as I didn't know it was a midday kickoff!

So it could be either one of us or the combination of both of us that have to miss games moving forward.

I'll miss the first half of Tuesday if you do to?

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09 Dec 2018 19:26:53
I’ll be watching with the highest anxiety, but at least if we don’t go through, we still have so much to play for this season!

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09 Dec 2018 17:04:25
Hi. Question for Ed02 pls, if he's around. It's related to the whole restructuring of the champions league etc.

With Atlanta being crowned MLS super cup winners in your country of origin yesterday, it got me thinking wouldn't it be great, for the fans at least, if there was a mechanism to compare Atlanta with the best teams in Europe- in a competitive cup competition, rather than a pre-season friendly. The obvious answer would be to have some kind of 'Champions League', where the winners of each different league enter a competition.

I would love to see the South American teams in competitive action against the European teams too. The clash of styles would be so exciting and tactically intriguing.

I was wondering why the CL is restricted to Europe, and whether expanding it globally has ever been considered? If not, what is stopping it? Is it logistics? Travel? Season timing? Or, perhaps money?

If it were restricted to winners only, rather than top 4, the competition could be run over a relatively short timeframe and in a single city- like the World Cup but shorter.

Thanks Ed for your time.

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{Ed002's Note - There are two/three counter-proposals to the pan-European breakaway that have partially been backed by UEFA to try and save their own skin. The first proposal is to rename and change the format of the UEFA Champions League to make it an elite closed-shop pan-European league with a fixed number of teams – and these would be the same teams every year and be based on past winners of the Champions League and European Cup and a few (not specified) more. It would then require the restructuring of the Europa League and the possible introduction of a lower-tier European competition again. Although they have yet to flesh out the detail and there is now a major concern that the impetus for this is not coming from Europe, although one major Football Association has given their support and discussions have also been held with the leading clubs from England (Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal). The American backer, Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, has on several occasions requested a meeting with an extant group of sides considering the pan-European breakaway to discuss his proposals. They have yet to respond but having identified the source of much of the funding (and that raising a concern) will wish to discuss it between themselves first. This has dragged on for a couple of years and nothing has happened - and I doubt it wil.

However, UEFA are now considering a variant proposal that would see some places in the CL fixed (probably to previous winners) and then see it supplemented by Champions and second place sides each season. This complicates matters again as it means the re-introduction of a third competition or the significant restructuring of the EL. The plan being put to clubs is a summer/preseason tournament that will evolve in to a parallel league, and of course eventually in to a complete breakaway for these clubs. As a first step to all of this, UEFA have negotiated minor changes that will see the four entrants from England, Germany, Spain and Italy enter the existing Champions League group stages without any qualification beyond their National League position (so no entry to qualifying rounds). This has been agreed by the European Club Association but UEFA did not want to discuss it with the separate group of “elite” sides discussing the Pan European League (and that “elite” group includes three English sides) as they are aware they will get no more than a shrug and no long-term support - and that is where we are now.

The other major counter proposal is a Chinese proposal from the Dalian Wanda Group proposes to open up the lucrative Chinese and Far Eastern media markets by extending the league to include Chinese and South American clubs - right now North American clubs have not been mentioned. This has yet to be discussed by the "elite" sides as a group although the proposals have been presented to a number of them already on an individual basis. The proposals are very broad-based and lack detail - their selling point is significant additional income for the "elite". The general feeling from informal discussions over cocktails is that the "elite" would not want it on a league basis but could be open to including other sides in a some sort of expanded World Club Cup. THis is the closest to what you propose.}

09 Dec 2018 17:17:38
Good question and brilliant detailed answer ed. Thabks for your amazing info as always!

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

09 Dec 2018 18:09:03
A World Club Cup is exactly what I was thinking. Really interesting. I’ll keep an eye out for any developments of this. Thanks very much Ed02.

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09 Dec 2018 18:14:06
Quality, nice one stoneage and Ed2.

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09 Dec 2018 16:15:54
Should the club provide a contract extension for an year or two to James Milner. In my opinion he is a great squad player and covers a lot of positions very well. I think it will be in the interest of the club to provide a new contract. Your thoughts please redmen.

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09 Dec 2018 16:30:25
Wouldn't harm us in any way but I can't help but think his heart is with Leeds.

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09 Dec 2018 16:43:15
I reckon we'll get another year out of him, fingers crossed.

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09 Dec 2018 17:19:33
Agreed Salah, if we could extend for 1 year that would be ideal.

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09 Dec 2018 17:43:33
I can’t see a lot changing between now and the opening day of next season. Unless Klopp knows that he has a starting replacement coming in or someone on the bench/ loanee who is better (doubtful) then he should get an extra year. He is far better than a simple squad player, he is playing the best football of his career still and he’s worth keeping for his pens alone.

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{Ed0333's Note - he deserves a one year contract at the very least. But if someone out there offers him a 2-3 year lucrative one I can see him going especially if Leeds come up. That would be a fitting swansong for the guy.

09 Dec 2018 19:13:49
Squad player?
Most consistent player we have this season.

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09 Dec 2018 22:17:27
One year contract, for sure for Milner however I think if Leeds get promoted, he may be off.

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09 Dec 2018 13:53:49
Morning Ed001

You doing a match review?

Thanks in advance.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate, just been watching the game again ahead of doing it.}

09 Dec 2018 14:55:12
Can't wait for this one :D.

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09 Dec 2018 15:49:02
3rd year in a row I've travelled to Bournemouth, what a brilliant atmosphere. Liverpool fans were superb I thought as well. Got chatting to a couple of lads last night in Bournemouth who seemed convinced that Lallana will be going to them either in Jan or the summer, could be general nonsense but they seemed to think it was absolutely nailed on to happen.

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09 Dec 2018 16:20:08
Was there one for the Burnley game ed001.

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate: here

I was a bit late with that one as I didn't get the chance to watch the game again straight away.}

09 Dec 2018 20:13:04
Cheers mate brill as usual. Have a Great Christmas.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you RM.}

09 Dec 2018 13:53:42
I don't know if it's Klopps instructions or down to Fabinio and Keita's introduction but the teams intensity has definatly gone up in the last few matches. 😊.

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09 Dec 2018 14:55:36
I think we will see over the next two games if it has.

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09 Dec 2018 22:19:15
Ed01 said that probably Klopp had asked them to up the intensity and pressing esp. in the half spaces cos B'mouth players could not get out of the pressing traps being set for them. Just a thought.

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09 Dec 2018 13:39:10
This is from today's Liverpool Echo: Shaqiri arguing with the linesman about rubbish on the pitch'. I wonder if he included some of the Bournemouth players.

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09 Dec 2018 14:18:20
Bournemouth have a good team. Burnley on the other hand.

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09 Dec 2018 17:21:29
Bournemouth did have a good team, missed Wilson and cook big time though. Lewis Cook looks a fantastic talent and it's a shame about his injury.

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09 Dec 2018 22:21:56
Burnley are the new Stoke under then rugby manager Tony Pulis. Dreadful team, terrible tactics and a clueless, sore-loser, inept manager who sends his team out to induce some form of harm on the opposition cos he can't beat them football-wise.

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