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04 Dec 2017 12:25:09
Eds, i remember on the sharkopod that you said Barcelona would look to get a deal done before the end of november as one of the key instigators of the deal would no longer be involved and this would lead to them viewing other targets. In this situation, is it possible we could see coutinho stay a bit longer in a de gea to real madrid scenario? Or would he definately try and force a move to another team like psg, madrid, maybe even juventus to replace dybala?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes, we are now beyond the end of November and they will be considering their options. It is possible that Coutinho could move in January or the Summer but be clear he wants out. Coutinho is not of interest to Juventus and he is not first choice for Real Madrid. PSG might retain and interest but it is Barcelona who want him and that is where the player wants to go.}


1.) 04 Dec 2017 19:56:00
Up to Barcelona to make us an acceptable offer. The ball is in their court. 🤝.


2.) 05 Dec 2017 03:05:38
Barca will once again resort to underhand tactics to get Coutinho cheap. We trust Henry to duke it out with them.


 

 

10 Apr 2017 20:29:48
Just read that coutinho rejected the requests of the coaches to stay at home, so he could make the bench for the game on saturday, then to come off the bench and score. This is the exact attitude and type of player we need here at liverpool, hats off to him.

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1.) 10 Apr 2017 23:22:10
Couts has to stay, build our team around him, need another Mane .


2.) 11 Apr 2017 00:53:45
What would you do with another Mane if you've built your team around Coutinho?


3.) 11 Apr 2017 02:02:09
Coutinho was always needee to stay. He didn't need to do anything like that to justify it.

Hes our boy. Show him the love and he will give you the heart.


4.) 11 Apr 2017 03:24:35
build another mane and mane running around firmino!? and then someone can get their dream of firmino in central midfield realised.! :p.


5.) 11 Apr 2017 03:52:08
probably the best £8.5m the club has ever spent.


6.) 11 Apr 2017 06:07:23
Sure the best 8.5 we ever spent was on ings, that free transfer.


7.) 11 Apr 2017 08:25:26
support coutinho zimbo, as Mane has done.


8.) 11 Apr 2017 15:26:17
Don't worry I'd happily take another Mane! Just not sure if we'll get someone of his level to join with no obvious starting spot. Think hopefully Coutinho, Firmino and Mane will be our starting lineup and wouldn't want to see that changed myself.


9.) 11 Apr 2017 15:41:46
kudos couts, however if and when he is not in form let's remember this instead of wanting him out.


10.) 11 Apr 2017 21:18:01
The problem with football these days is that the Doctors think they pick the team. Hats off to Coutinho for his positive attitude and nonsense to all that red zone, orange zone, green zone crap.


11.) 12 Apr 2017 01:28:00
He must be mad. If someone offered me the day off id take 2.


12.) 12 Apr 2017 09:17:18
Haha that's good one mingo.


 

 

20 May 2016 17:56:44
From what i can work out the players we are interested in are:

Chilwell
Hector
Karius
Zielinski
Gotze
Silva

I have never seen any of those players play but i guess any addition at goalkeeper and left back is welcome. Zielinski and silva seem slightly unneccasary unles we get rid of a lot of players. Hector is apparently more defensive minded which is exactly what we need. I was still hoping for perhaps a holding mid to push Can and Henderson more but maybe Grujic is that player. However i fail to see the point of chilwell as he is just another joe gomez surely? And personally i like joe gomez so i'd much rather see him or smith given a chance.

The outs that everybody can virtually agree on are:

Mignolet
Moreno
Skrtel
Lallana
Milner
Benteke
Balotelli
Allen
Alberto
And all the academy players who will be moving on.

If all that happens i'd consider it a very successful summer and cannot wait for next season with a squad of klopps own players.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 20 May 2016 18:09:47
Lallana will stay, Klopp said as much the other day. I can't see Milner moving on either on his wages and the sort of club he'd want to go to.


2.) 20 May 2016 18:54:38
Joe Gomez is a cb not a lb Rodgers just stuck him there like he did Flanagan. I really like Gomez he's got a lot of promise, good with the ball at his feet, is comfortable with a challenge and not bad in the air. just hope he comes back from injury well.


3.) 20 May 2016 18:54:50
Milner's leading our assists table. I'd keep him on the condition that he's usually played on the right of midfield rather than in the middle.


4.) 20 May 2016 19:07:00
AW, Migs not be moving, neither will Milner. Lallana, I think, may make way for Goetze, but not necessarily. I think illori will move on too.


5.) 20 May 2016 19:53:12
Aren't we also interested/ linked with another midfielder? Dhroud is it?


6.) 20 May 2016 19:58:53
Perhaps Goetze will replace Coutinho? Barcelona have been looking recently and something was said earlier in the year, about him wanting to move on if there is no champions league football at Liverpool.

It wouldn't surprise me if a decent offer came in for him at least. We're not in a position where we can reject the advances of clubs like Barcelona, we haven't got the finances and we don't have any European competition next season.

One thing is for sure, Coutinho will not sell cheap, so if he does leave we'll at least get a tidy sum for him.


7.) 20 May 2016 20:44:40
I don't think Goetze and Coutinho are related at all. I would aso be not so sure either of Hector or Silva are coming in. While Liverpool has scouted both players, we have not made any effort to move for them, and are concentrating on bringing in Zielinski, Chilwell, Karius and seemingly Goetze.


8.) 20 May 2016 21:36:46
Mignolet has a 5yr contract.
He will not be leaving unless some fool offers us more than his contract is worth.


9.) 20 May 2016 22:09:24
im sure whoever klopp buys will be the right player for the team, he knows what he needs to do after this season so i will put my faith in him to get it right instead of trying to second guess him, if he brings these players in then he needs them yes we have other players in the team already but he might not see a future for them because unlike us he sees them every day and knows there weaknesess, like lallana for instance he is a good player but there's hardley any end product from him and i don't think he is at the right standard for us maybe Zielinski will have a better end product because these 2 are very a like, also the players he is buying he is getting them cheap not like BR who over spent on players, its so refreshing that he is getting players this cheap for a change,


10.) 20 May 2016 23:47:07
Great insight despite having never seen any of them play.


11.) 21 May 2016 01:11:06
I don't agree Lallana and Milner should go. 2 of our most consistent performers under Klopp. Allen could do a job as a squad player. Moreno - has still (some) time to learn how to defend. Not sure he will though!


12.) 21 May 2016 07:00:34
AndyM, lalana should go if Gotze replace him. Milner can go if we get Zielinski.


13.) 21 May 2016 14:52:38
Andym that mean no one significant leaving and based on that no one coming in. Simple tranfer window.


14.) 22 May 2016 00:45:17
Skrtel, Benteke and Allen, if he moves, all significant 'Outs'. I don't see CM as a priority for strengthening. Matip and Grujic both significant 'Ins' already done. A GK and Lb needed (Lb whether Moreno stays or goes) . I hope for a lot from Ings next season.


 

 

21 Mar 2016 20:45:32
Everything points to skrtel being sold. Ilori and wisdom likely to follow in all honesty. He won't even play ilori ahead of lucas at centre back.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 21 Mar 2016 20:59:00
Managing with a iron fist. What the squad needs. Given a chance. Not good enough you're gone.
Simple.


 

 

24 Feb 2016 23:14:17
Ed002, do you have any info on these supposed claims that sturridge may want to leave?

Various people seem to think there's something in it and i believe you have said in the past he could leave, unless i am mistaken.

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{Ed002's Note - I am pretty sure he doesn't want to leave. He will want to prove himself to be fit and be a regular starter.}


1.) 25 Feb 2016 08:09:37
I genuinely thought mountains were being made out of molehills by this entire situation. People were looking for updates when there was no update to give. I'm fairly certain Klopp came out at one stage during it and said studge needs a 'pre season' of sorts before he could play which made sense in my mind because it was breaking the perpetual cycle of injury > recover > thrown back in straight away > inevitable break down
Only time will tell if the cycle has been broken so fingers crossed.

{Ed002's Note - Sturridge was, quite correctly, eased back in. If he picks up an injury now because too much is being asked too soon then the finger will point directly at the coaching staff.}


2.) 25 Feb 2016 08:18:21
I agree it's a difficult balancing act for Klopp and co. Play him too much and he will most certainly break down again, don't play him enough and you'll have certain sections of the media/ supporters blasting management for not playing our best player and will come out with ridiculous rumours and theories. Common sense rarely prevails!


3.) 25 Feb 2016 11:50:19
Eds and Reds would I be right in saying that the majority of his injuries have come in training rather than a competitive match? Not sure where I'm going with this, but perhaps he needs the Ledley King treatment?


4.) 25 Feb 2016 12:16:24
I'll take the Ed's word on this, paper talk is generally made sensationalism. With any luck he can put this all behind him, Studge is a top class finisher and a tremendous player, so I am glad to see him back.


 

 

 

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22 Oct 2019 14:27:19
Question for you Ed001. Been stuck in a bit of a youtube hole today, watching some highlights of the great players of the last 20 years or so, including ones you have previously mentioned that you loved Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Bergkamp etc

Are there any more non-Liverpool players who you felt were just a joy to watch and seem to get less and less of the recognition they deserve as time goes on?

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{Ed001's Note - Ozil before he joined Arsenal, Denilson (mostly for comedy value as he would do 700 stepovers and fall over his own feet a lot of the time), Joaquin as a youngster was very exciting before he lost his way. One of my favourite non-Liverpool players is Javier Zanetti, he was the Argentine Steve Nicol, could play anywhere like he was born to the role. Nedved I always loved to watch, he was the most two-footed player I have ever seen as he trained so hard on his weaker foot he made it into his strongest foot. He would go home from training with the club and then train in his gym at home because he wanted to be better. Loved Nedved. There are a bunch of players from the old Yugoslavia at one point that were brilliant to watch, but whose names completely escape me. Stoichkov was a hell of a strutting peacock but could play. Prosinecki was a Rolls-Royce of a player before the heavy smoking destroyed his ability to run. There are loads more I am sure but I just can't think of any off the top of my head.}


1.) 22 Oct 2019 16:07:41
Hope he doesn't do punditry like nicol though ed😂😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - I doubt anyone else could quite match Nicol in that department.}


2.) 22 Oct 2019 17:10:45
Nedved's a great shout, loved that guy;
Gianluigi Lentini before his car crash;
I know you said non-Liverpool but Jari Litmanen earlier in his career;
Manuel Rui Costa supplying Garbriel Batistuta was an amazing combination;
Thomas Brolin before he signed for Leeds and got fat;
My favourite non-Liverpool player ever is Edgar Davids in his prime. He was just unplayable.


3.) 22 Oct 2019 17:38:33
I remember Denilson in those Sevilla colors, Ed001. What a dribbler. But you're right. Dribbling for dribbling's sake and not much else. I'm sure you're thinking of Boban and Savicevic from the old Yugoslavia teams. In my opinion, a lot of the African players never got the acclaim they deserved. Players like George Weah, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu and Abedi Pele never really got the recognition. Of course the internet came later and players like Drogba, Eto'o, the Toure brothers and Michael Essien benefitted from that. But I've never seen a forward tear up defenses single handedly the way George Weah did. Just like Ronaldo and Shevchenko (at his peak with Milan) .

{Ed001's Note - you are right about Boban and Savicevic. Do you really think Weah, Okocha, Kanu and Pele never got the recognition? A world footballer of the year, a player whose nephew can't so much as blink without a subtitle under mentioning it was Okocha's nephew blinking, Kanu who was a massive star (more than his laziness and dreadful attitude at times deserved) and a player known as Pele because of just how good he was. They got huge amounts of recognition. Weah and Abedi Ayew are the two best African players ever and I think they get massive (and well deserved) acclaim. Sam Allardyce is still living off having had Okocha in his team!}


4.) 22 Oct 2019 18:19:24
Spot on, Ed01 re: African players. George Weah is a god in Liberia and all of Africa and a role model not just for his prowess on the pitch BUT for all he represents off it. When he was Liberian capt. he used to fund their away trips, kits, administrative costs, the whole lot. They were so top heavy in the team like Joe Nagbe (his son Darlington plays in the U. S), Christopher Wreh (Weah's cousin and ex-Arsenal) etc so he would play at CB just to accommodate his team mates. They qualified for the AFCON twice under his leadership.

Also for a guy with only a primary school diploma for most of his life, he made a good way for himself and now, has two colege degrees as President of Liberia. Now his son, Timothy Weah plays for the U. S and Lille (camr thru the PSG academy) . "Mr George" was/ is an inspiration to African kids (like me) who grew up in that era and frankly at the time, the best CF since Marco Van Basten, IMO and the first and ONLY African player to win the Balon D'Or and FIFA Player of the Year in the same year (1995). he would dedicate the Balon D'Or to Arsene Wenger, the guy who signed him at Monaco from Tonnere Yaounde in Cameroon.

{Ed001's Note - he was incredible Weah, good enough to stand comparison with the Ronaldo.}


5.) 22 Oct 2019 20:00:08
Spot on, Ed01. It is these types of players from back in the day where you to win the Balon D'Or, you actually had to be THE best player cos your peers (fellow legends of the game) were just as good enuff to win these awards as you were.

This is why I will NEVER agree with this notion that the millenials (Who in some cases never saw these giants of the game play) want to convince us of that Lionel Messi is the best player of all time. Sorry but NOPE, ain't having that.

The likes of Weah, Ronaldo (O Phenomeno, the best player I have ever seen), Diego Maradona (El Diez, the god of football), Pele (El Rey, The King), Marco Van Basten (arguably the best CF to ever play the game) etc. are all inferior to this guy from Argentina? Nah, man. They need to take that ""Messi is the GOAT" stuff somewhere else and I will be happy to debate anyone with this opinion respectfully on the merits. Peace.

{Ed001's Note - it would be nice to see Messi have to play in similar conditions to the old school players, so a fair comparison can be made. It is much easier to produce skill on a billiard table pitch than it was on the old ploughed fields they used to play on!}


6.) 22 Oct 2019 20:45:16
Duncan Edwards for me was awesome. Still can't believe the number of ManU fans I meet who have never heard of him.

{Ed002's Note - That is because he died 60 years ago.}


7.) 22 Oct 2019 22:09:47
Spot on, Ed. I would also love to see Messi and CR7 perform/ keep their cool while suffering the type of brutal, inhumane treatment Diego Maradona had to suffer in the hands of Claudio Gentile at the '82 WC or the abject physical pain the Portuguese players meted out to Pele in the 1966 WC where they almost left him crippled for life.

I also remember the types of challenges Ronaldo had to ride to score the great goals he scored in Serie A going against hard men like Carnavaro, Nesta, Paolo Montero, Lillian Thuram and the whole lot of defensive legends that played at that time.

{Ed001's Note - it would be just as good to see just what magic those old time players could conjure up without the brutal tackles.}


8.) 22 Oct 2019 22:14:27
You do have a point there about Weah winning the Player of the Year, Ed001, it slipped my mind. I guess the point I was trying to make is that recent and current players have benefitted far more from the internet than their predecessors have because it wasn't there. In my case, I learned the most about them through the monthly footie magazines and the occasional World Cup and Champions League games if they were televised wherever I was living at the time.

Interesting thing coming up soon, in regards to the Messi GOAT discussion. Ronaldo (CR7) is slowly creeping up on Pele's total tally of goals scored in a career. I wonder if he will be anointed the GOAT? But in my mind it's pretty clear that the greats of earlier decades were far better than players like Messi or Ronaldo. Players today have their entire lifestyle "managed" for them for optimal performance. The pitches are better, the ball is actually as round as it can be, and players are protected physically far better by the rules of the game. Not to mention the financial rewards.

{Ed001's Note - I suppose it is different for me as well, my world has always revolved around footie. My walls were covered in posters, Shoot was the comic of choice etc. In fact I would say probably getting on for 90% of the conversations I have had in my life were about football as well! So I forget that if you are not in the same life you might not hear so much about these players.}


9.) 23 Oct 2019 13:53:27
For me it was Shoot and Match and World Soccer (English) , Onze and Mondial (French) and even Placar (I tried to decipher Brazilian Portuguese due to it being close to French and Spanish) .

It's so much easier today to follow your passion (s) with the internet being accessible to everyone.


 

 

05 Feb 2019 13:36:59
God this site is never a nice place after a disappointing result. Firstly, nobody is saying you can’t have an opinion and have that opinion respected. But there are some limits.

If you only ever come on this site when things are going badly and to have a moan, but are nowhere to be seen when things are going well, people aren’t going to have a lot of time for you. Some of the comments i’m seeing actually have me questioning why some of you support liverpool at all as it would seemingly make you more happy that we didn’t win the league, as that would mean your negative nonsense would be proven right.

Secondly, there’s nothing wrong with a negative opinion, but spouting hyperbole all over the internet like a spoilt child is exactly why fans of other clubs are desperate for us to fail. You’re not doing us any favours. If you don’t think we’re capable of winning the league due to lack of experience or squad depth or whatever, but hope to be proven wrong, then that's cool.

But turning up on this site after a few disappointing results telling us how its an absolutely certainty that we’ve bottled it and there is no possible way we can win the league (despite being 3 points ahead) and that your crystal ball tells you that we are definitely going to drop more points in the near future, that we are all such fools for even having a sliver of hope that liverpool could win it? For goodness sake lads. If supporting liverpool is such a hopeless, miserable slog with no optimism to be found, i suggest you find another hobby because this really can’t be good for some people.

As for the actual football, it wasn’t great was it. Two uncharacteristic individual errors in the past two games have cost us dearly. Injuries are really hurting us at the moment, hendo and wijnaldum pulling out of the squad was a big blow.

Despite his mistake, i thought that was Keita’s best game for a very long time, and i would let him start the next game alongside a midfield that doesn’t feature Lallana. Mane i felt was also excellent. Salah was isolated and we miss trent down the right dearly.

The most bizarre thing that stuck out to me about yesterdays game was just how utterly attrocious Firmino was. I don’t think i’ve ever seen such a poor performance from him, and i’ve certainly never seen him give the ball away so much. In addition to the ref constantly allowing West Ham to break up the flow of play, Firmino’s awfulness was the key factor in why we couldn’t break them down. Our attack really does revolve around him and if he doesn’t play well, Liverpool don’t play well.

Big performances in the next three games are an absolute must. Klopp has been in a title race before and he needs to use his experience to calm the lads down. Drawing games in this manner is not a disaster but we can’t let it continue. Fingers crossed the lads pull their fingers out by saturday, and hopefully some more positive injury news.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 05 Feb 2019 14:24:20
You will never reason with the morons and trolls, they must relish Liverpool drawing or not playing to their best every week so that they can type rubbish.
The trolls moan that Liverpool have bottled it and Man City have now won the prem league. Yet less than a week ago Newcastle, who are in a relegation battle beat City. Liverpool have played poorly recently and still picked up points.
Furthermore, many of our players do not have experience of winning trophies, so understandably they are getting nervous, there is a lot of expectation on them. It will be down to Klopp and his staff to get them focused now.
The fact is Liverpool have lost once all season in the league, which is why they are top, but unless they win 7-0 every week then the trolls won't be happy. If Man City lose to Newcastle and Crystal Palace then Liverpool can draw with West ham and Leicester. That's the nature of the premier league.
Maybe the trolls could support PSG instead. Guaranteed success every season watching Neymar and co annihilate inferior opposition to win a league by 30 points or more.


2.) 05 Feb 2019 15:00:15
Woolback this site is nothing compared to twitter facebook etc where our/ clubs like marketing.

Before West ham results I said if we don't win the league this season would be a devastating for klopp, a lot of people disagreed fair enough I get that.

Our fans are desperate for league and why not klopp had over 3 years to build he's side and has always focused on league / CL which is very dangerous and adds more scrutiny / pressure when we fail.

We quickly need to start winning some cups where we can get rid of anxiety from our fans / stadium and slowly but surely start building that mentality where our fans have more belief.

Think recent years coming that close and yet losing it Not twice but trice has been a huge effect on our hierarchy tho.


3.) 05 Feb 2019 18:34:05
Kopitef, it is posts like yours that actually cause division on here. "If we don't win the PL, it will be devastating. ". Devastating for who? Klopp? HE is the reason we even have a fighting chance to win the PL this season (and the CL last season and the EL and League Cup prior to that) if you haven't noticed. Even the owners know that. They may be ruthless BUT they are NOT stupid. Btw, What were we before he came? A joke of a club stuck in neutral under the incompetent BR and 3 years after that, we are top of the PL, 3 points ahead of the "best team in league history" at this time in spite of the issues we currently have. Come on, man.

"WE really need to start winning Cups and . ". Wow, thanks bro cos clearly, no one else knew that until you mentioned it. ONLY one team can win a trophy and if you haven't noticed, we ain't been doing jack for years until Klopp came here. If you want Klopp sacked then come out and speak for yourself and stop using the "hierachy" as a pointless foil. Pls, stop speaking for the "hierachy" cos you are NOT FSG and you don't represent them. If they want to sack Klopp cos he did not win the PL this season, that is their choice, one they will regret, IMO.


4.) 05 Feb 2019 19:15:35
Redwolf most of the times u spoout lots of garbage and present your opinion as fact lol.

Don't try to put your words on my mouth, u aren't that smarter bud.

I haven't seen anyone saying klopp should be sacked lol.

If u don't like my post you can skip them.


5.) 05 Feb 2019 19:42:21
Kopitef, the things I posted were facts that you can actually research, not opinions. Also, I see you did not address anything of substance I posted regarding what Klopp has done and how he got us here that you conveniently ignored to address. Clearly you cannot argue any of the facts I posted so you bang on the table, calling me names. I'll leave that to the side cos I will not engage in such childish ventures.

I maintain, stop speaking for the "hierachy" (whatever the heck that means) cos you are not FSG's spokesperson and do not represent them. If you did not say you wanted Klopp sacked then what does "Think recent years coming that close and yet losing it Not twice but trice has been a huge effect on our hierarchy tho" mean?

And with the "If u don't like my post you can skip them. " bit, you need to leave that nonsense to the side, mate. You are free to post whatever you like AS I am free to critique it with solid arguments (which you did not address) . If you don't want me or anyone to respond to your posts, then don't post. This is a public forum and if you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen. Peace!


6.) 05 Feb 2019 20:38:10
"Facts not opinion" that says everything abt u 😂😂.


 

 

17 Dec 2018 15:41:50
Thrilled with the draw, should be a cracking tie! Not counting our chickens just yet because Bayern are an experienced side with a handful of world class players who can deal damage.

I think we can all tell this Bayern side is not what it once was, i’d just like to ask the eds and people who know the Bundesliga what went wrong? In 2013 they looked set for a period of domination, as did all of German football. But all that i can see is stagnation and regression.

Was it Pep? Players like Muller, Gotze and Badstuber not realising their potential? Players not being replaced properly? Poor attitude, overated players replacing true legends? Or is it all just an overreaction and we should definitely be worried?

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 17 Dec 2018 15:56:22
Bayern are an ageing team. I'm more than happy with the draw.


2.) 17 Dec 2018 16:15:00
While it's always the players who do the business on the field, it's always the management upstairs that is in control of a club's overall success and future. So that's where I would look. To this day, I am surprised they let Pep go so easily, but then maybe he didn't want to stick around and ManC's petrodollars were too strong an attraction. In the last decade or so I have gotten the impression that club directors do seem to meddle in team affairs (going by stuff that appears in the media on and off) .


3.) 17 Dec 2018 17:31:45
I think lack of CL trophy was the decision to part with Pep. Its just my opinion.


4.) 17 Dec 2018 18:34:48
Sorry but how are Bayern an ageing team? Alaba, Neuer, Kimmich, Sule, Conan, Tolisso, Goretzka are all either young or in their prime. Lewandawski is absolutely top notch.

It’s a tie we can win but I don’t like the arrogance or disrespect coming from some people.


5.) 17 Dec 2018 19:10:20
Alaba, Neuer, Kimmich and Lewandowski are all top class sure. But correct me if i’m wrong, the rest are injury prone and flatter to deceive? I don’t watch a lot of Bundesliga admittedly but it doesn’t feel like the professional, all conquering powerhouse of years gone by. Their midfield and central defence looks very hollow these days, Rodriguez and Tolisso? Ribery and Robben STILL being the main men? Come on something has gone wrong there, we thought they were going to be the team to dominate Europe for years to come but instead it was Madrid. The regression in quality of the Bundesliga as a whole has also shocked me massively.


6.) 17 Dec 2018 19:43:17
To be fair to pep the city job would be attractive to any manager, unlimited money, a great set up, already great team, a less than great history, he has the opportunity to really smash records and go down in their history at the very least. The only downside would be living in Manchester ;)


7.) 17 Dec 2018 19:55:49
Bayern are no longer who they were and this has been the case since 2013 when the legendary Jupp Heynekes took a world class team to the treble (beating Klopp's BVB in a memorable CL final) . That team would later be made worse by the so called "best manager of all time" Pep Guardiola. Ancelotti came in and got sacked and the fact that it took Heynekes to come out of retirement, to give them back their dignity last season, tells you all you need to know about who they have become. Did I also mention they are 5-7 points back of BVB this season with the average and inexperienced Niko Kovac as manager?

All that said, Bayern are still a handful esp. at their home ground so we have to be ready for them BUT IMO, there is absolutely nothing to be overly scared of.


 

 

25 Nov 2018 03:56:05
I honestly thought that was one of our most positive performances all season. First half was not great but the front 3 showed signs of getting back to the standard we know they can play at. In previous years we would of panicked after getting no early goals and the game would finish 0-0. We may also have conceded 2 late goals after Henderson being sent off, but instead kept control of the game and scored another.

Very disappointed in Henderson but klopp should have taken him off sooner. No doubt the knee jerkers will be out in force calling for his head. If nothing else it means Fabinho can play against Everton and prove Ed025 wrong in the best way possible. About time we got to see what a midfield of Keita, Fabinho and Shaqiri can bring to the table.

Anonymous Woolback

1.) 25 Nov 2018 08:01:09
Totally agree. Hendo was brilliant yesterday and it was Klopps fault he got sent off yesterday not his.


2.) 25 Nov 2018 09:22:54
JK - the sub is part of the problem, if you like. But don't you think the skipper should take some responsibility himself? Show some leadership maybe?


3.) 25 Nov 2018 09:33:33
I too am a big fan of Hendo but to say it was Klopp’s fault that he was sent off is stretching loyalty to the player way too far. Hendo is experienced enough to know when he has to be very careful with his tackles. I was desparate to find a reason to rant at that fat, useless, incompetent travesty of a referee for the sending off but it was Hendo’s own fault.


4.) 25 Nov 2018 10:47:38
First booking Moss got wrong, Henderson’s shirt was being pulled first which meant the Watford player got ahead of him so Hendo grabbed him back. The Honey Monster cocks up again, at least this time it didn’t cost us and his biggest mistake in the game was failing to award Watford a penalty when Robbo rashly swung and connected with their lads shin. Similar to the Chelsea pen where another idiot was in charge, they are pre-judging challenges based on the players involved (Hazard) rather than what happens. Later in that game and because the ref failed to give the first obvious pen, Hazard then dives trying to win one (I suppose he thought “well if the ref is so bad he missed a blatant one if I dive he might give it”. We need a whole new generation coming through to replace these ageing incompetent refs, BB get your skates on buddy! )


5.) 25 Nov 2018 16:21:31
the first yellow card was well deserved as he had to make the foul to avoid the counter-attack, but the second yellow was for a shoulder push where Watford was not even having a clear chance of a counter. Hendos reaction was surprising as he knew that he was getting his marching order and just made the way toward the tunnel even before the red came out. the second yellow could be for the combinations of fouls and I saw Hendo having an argument with the ref just before the second yellow. But I am not disappointed with Hendo even for a second. He did what he had to do. he was the midfield general and was one of the best players on the pitch for me.
I was counting how many times he stopped the attack as I wanted my son to learn that position.


6.) 25 Nov 2018 17:30:04
I think JK gave sarcastic reply.


 

 

18 Sep 2018 11:36:43
Stephen Darby, a liverpool academy graduate, has just been forced to retire from football after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Life changing diseases like this truly can affect anyone.

You’ll never walk alone stephen.

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1.) 18 Sep 2018 11:53:59
Absolutely terrible news, YNWA lad.


2.) 18 Sep 2018 13:27:12
Awful for the guy, YNWA.


3.) 18 Sep 2018 16:58:57
Terrible news YNWA mate 🙏.


4.) 18 Sep 2018 18:05:53
YNWA Stephen, keep up the good fight.


5.) 18 Sep 2018 18:16:29
Terrible news for him and his family. Just makes you think that every day you wake up healthy and happy that you've won the lottery. Nothing else really matters.


6.) 18 Sep 2018 21:03:35
TIR, you hit the nail on the head there mate!


 

 

 

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23 Oct 2018 13:18:09
We have three players that can fill that role, one is out for the season wirh injury and two are new signings who are learning the ropes. What good would adding another player into the mix do?

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21 Aug 2018 17:17:31
I find it very hard to feel sorry for someone who let down all his teammates and tens of millions of fans around the world, on two occassions in the clubs biggest game in a decade, all for a loss of concentration that you find it hard to believe a sunday league player would make. I also find it hard to be sympathetic given that after said mistake, instead of offering to give up his holiday to train all summer and reclaim some dignity (as many of our players have offered to do over the past few years despite not cocking up) he chose to go on holiday without shame and absolutely blitz his social media. And then on top of all that, when we sign a world class player in his position, which all things considered was warranted, he decides to complain about it in public to the press.

I’m not saying i have any particular distain for the guy, i wish him well, but he has left like a spoilt brat and i will not miss him anymore than i did Enrique, Johnson or Balotelli. Mignolet will not get a move he has probably been looking towards for a much longer period of time and still has handled it with more grace than Karius has.

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31 May 2018 14:14:34
Think it speaks for the measure of the man that he pushed so hard to go to Madrid, has been there 5 years and can’t even be arsed to learn the language, don’t know what he expected to be honest.

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30 May 2018 22:33:02
Difference being that Fekir has let it be known for a while he willleave, has told the club well in advance and will almost certainly leave with more dignity than any of the others, he won’t have to go on strike or fake injuries to move.

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18 May 2018 04:51:13
Not to be cheeky Macca, but where is the right back? It’s one of the few holes left to plug.

I don’t watch enough of burnley to know but I prefer the sound of Mee much more than Tarkowski, but id take either of them and put trust in them to grow and iron out their deficiencies.

Butland still makes no sense to me for what he will cost, if we really are after a backup keeper it should be somebody with more experience who will cost little. Call me a romantic but Buffon joining us, even to just be backup, would give me shivers, but Reina would be good as well.

Ceballos seems to have been covered by the Ed’s endlessly and would be a smart buy.

Fekir and Dembele would leave us all in dreamland, I’m not fussed if dembele would only be a loan he has so much talent.

As for the speculation that this all means Salah is leaving, personally any player can leave if they so wish. Say what you like about Suarez, Coutinho, torres or mascherano, but at least they all stayed for a few years before controversially departing. If Salah honestly wants a move after one bloody season, and is incapable to see what we are building here, then sod him. As great as he is I see him as a product of the system, and we could almost certainly find somebody to do a decent job in his stead. This is all hypothetical of course as I don’t think he will leave this summer.

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28 Apr 2019 16:02:40
In fairness, you have to score against City to get anything off them, and burnley just never looked like doing that.

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27 Apr 2019 22:27:30
Just came on here to report exactly the same thing!

Barcelona are definitely not as good as they used to be and had they been playing a team even marginally better than Levante then they would have conceded.

Barcelona looked extremely slow and sluggish on the counter, often looking for Messi even when it wasn’t the best pass when he came on in the second half. The needed to bring him on the get the win and actually let him lift the trophy on his own; they seem to know how much of a one man team they are.

Suarez is just as tricky but nowhere near as mobile as he once was, he turns like the QE2. Coutinho is as predictable as he always has been, a good dribbler but not a top playmaker. Dembele looked good in flashes. Their midfield certainly still has that Barcelona magic with their little flicks and speed of passing but they haven’t been pressed by a liverpool side yet.

Their defence looked very shaky and never seemed to know what to do when the ball was in the air. Semedo constantly came too narrow and if he does that against Mane then he will have a torrid time.

This barcelona side has a great record at the Camp Nou but they haven’t played us yet. I don’t expect us to win but on tonights showing, i don’t expect a hammering either. A 1-1 draw would do me just fine.

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26 Apr 2019 14:55:05
Me too Ed001, we have really missed him at times this season. No doubt he also seems a lovely guy and is clearly a big character in the dressing room. While City have had to suffer most of this season without De Bruyne, people forget we have had to go the entire season without the Ox!

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23 Apr 2019 11:43:46
Of course Salah has been effective this season, anybody who disagrees clearly hasn’t been watching us. But i do agree about his recent cockyness as it is beginning to make me uncomfortable. We could have scored so many more goals this season if only he passed the ball more, especially when he was having a dry spell. It is worrying and i hope Klopp has a word with him.

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20 Apr 2019 23:50:46
I’ve only just made the venture onto the City pages because i honestly thought you were all joking. I was sadly mistaken.

How long has this affair been going on for? Such scandal. Such betrayal. Who is going to deliver the news to Mateo Kovacic that Harry now loves another?

Joking aside i am genuinely intrigued as to who the first person to notice him posting on the city pages was😂.

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