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06 Aug 2018 13:25:08
Just wanted to know if any of the eds had the latest info regarding clyne
Surely he can't be staying here for another season but if he is I will support him as per usual but really hope he gets a move somewhere else as he really hurts us attacking wise when he plays.
Decent enough player but I think our style of play and tactics don't suit his strengths.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed001's Note - there has been little interest in him due to his injuries last season.}


1.) 06 Aug 2018 13:49:23
A bit late now to get a good right back in, I don't see him going anywhere. As poor as he is offensively, he's pretty good defensively and we need that more than his attacking attributes.


2.) 06 Aug 2018 14:19:37
personally I see Clyne as 2nd choice RB this season with Gomez being an option for CB. Matip will likely spend a lot of time injured so I reckon they'll be enough games for Gomez at CB and Clyne is decent enough to play a few cup games at RB.


3.) 06 Aug 2018 18:28:19
I agree, I don’t think he’s that bad as a second choice, as long as his hearts in it. Worst comes to worst and he plays a few games, he’s experienced and hopefully can hold his own defencively.


4.) 06 Aug 2018 19:23:37
There's been nothing wrong with him defensively so far, just his fitness. If is heart isn't in it, he won't get game time. Simple as.


5.) 06 Aug 2018 21:40:34
I don’t think he’s good enough as a back up RB, Trent is still young and will need to be rested now and again, that means your going to need to have to rely on Clyne for several games a season, I don’t think I have ever seen him have a good game for us, he would be the weak link and opponents will exploit that.


6.) 06 Aug 2018 22:24:14
Exactly mikey, he's not good enough for this level of football, or even close imo. Defensively he is terrible, Trent is a young lad and is already 10 x the player Clyne is. I'd put Fabinho, Milner or Gomex before Clyne.


7.) 06 Aug 2018 22:34:03
To say Clyne has never had a good game for us is rubbish. Yes there are better attacking full backs out there but I believe he has a big part to play this season. Trent has made the position his own but there
Aren’t many right backs out there better as a back up.

If u think there are then name them. The likes of Walker and Valencia are hugely overrated. Azpilaqeta (excuse spelling) is prob the best about but no chance of getting him.

At the end of the day we need squad players as well as starters to be successful, they can’t all be world beaters.


8.) 06 Aug 2018 23:21:37
You can easily name several better right backs from Liverpool alone.


9.) 07 Aug 2018 06:04:49
I like Clyne. Between him and Trent we have RB sorted.


10.) 07 Aug 2018 06:45:53
Go ahead then Mikey. and remember, Fabinio wAs bought as a midfielder, Milner has proven himself in midfield and only played left back for one season due to necessity.

TAA and Gomez who will spend more time at centre back this year.

Think.


11.) 07 Aug 2018 07:34:27
if Clyne plays a bad game, we’ll just have to score more goals 🤔.


12.) 07 Aug 2018 08:11:14
How long has Clyne been here now? And Klopp too?
If Klopp thought Clyne wasn't up to the job, he'd be gone.
Ask Balotelli.


13.) 07 Aug 2018 08:21:45
Problem is FTR who would want Clyne? that's why we're stuck with him mate lol.


14.) 07 Aug 2018 10:09:12
Try saying we're stuck with him if Trent Arnold gets injured or suspended.


15.) 07 Aug 2018 11:39:13
I will do mate because he still won't get a game, Milner or Gomez will be before him maybe even Fabinho.


16.) 07 Aug 2018 12:56:44
Don't see that happening at all. Clyne still has a role to play this season, he'll play more at right back than any other player except TTA. Providing he's not injured of course.


17.) 08 Aug 2018 04:13:00
Clyne and Camacho have played at RB. I don't think the other players will play there. Gomez hasn't been used much there lately so I think Klopp has moved him to his favoured CB position.

TAA and Clyne as second choice. That's the RB position for this season in my view according to preseason. Klopp has been playing everyone where he'll use them during the season I believe.


 

 

27 Jun 2018 17:35:52
Bobby Duncan signed for 200k
Gerrards cousin I think.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 27 Jun 2018 18:08:29
Welcome to Liverpool lad. Anybody actually seen him play, if so any good?


2.) 27 Jun 2018 18:14:39
He's 17.


3.) 27 Jun 2018 20:57:57
Only seen highlights of one game against Liverpools kids, Salah. He scored but it was as much bad goal keeping as a great finish. Don't remember anything else as it was over a year ago.


4.) 27 Jun 2018 21:14:50
Did he play for man city.


5.) 27 Jun 2018 21:23:13
Remember the last left footed striker from Liverpool a one Robbie Fowler a. k. a god, step forward bobby Duncan maybe an omen, I hope so!


6.) 27 Jun 2018 21:28:33
Folks calm down he's 17.


7.) 27 Jun 2018 22:23:47
Hahahaha I am just playing he is a kid with a lot too prove and his whole career in front of him, you don't get called god for nothing and Fowler stepped immediately up too the plate, if the talent is there lucky us and hopefully he fulfills his potential.


8.) 28 Jun 2018 11:58:49
He’s got big boots to fill for being the next bobby in Liverpool.


9.) 28 Jun 2018 16:17:09
Only English player to score a hat trick against Brazil at any level. At U17 level I believe.


10.) 28 Jun 2018 16:32:42
Bobby played in the same school team as my lad. He’s a fantastic finisher, who can score any type of goal.

Saw him last year or so for City against Cackpool (Blackpool) and he’s motivated solely by scoring goals, which is an obvious must for a striker!

Reminds me a little of Aguero, similar stature, huge thighs and truly deadly if you give him a chance!

Going forward, I don’t know if he suits our current way of playing, but I guess it’s up to him.

Hope he forces his way through!


11.) 28 Jun 2018 18:06:05
We should have signed Ricky Bobby instead

‘If you ain’t first, you’re last! ’.


12.) 30 Jun 2018 14:06:10
“Bobby Duncan signed for 200k
Gerrards cousin I think”

Seems consistent. They both went for 2 first names instead of a proper surname 🙄.


 

 

28 May 2018 23:30:41
I know we have been linked very hard with Fekir but a little birdy tells me it is Malcolm we really want
not sure how this will turn out but it is malcolm more then Fekir according to the little birdy
just passing it on lads.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed0333's Note - over to Ed’s 002


1.) 28 May 2018 23:42:04
Malcolm is a talented player.


2.) 29 May 2018 03:45:08
Malcom is a winger, Fekir a CAM. It will be both if Malcom is the winger Klopp wants, not one of the two.
The UCl final was a clear indication we need another wide player in case Salah or Mane cannot play and Fekir is a CAM that will bring more creativity to our workmanlike midfield.
Fabinho, Keita and Fekir! BOOM! Bet Harry will be the happiest LFC fan alive if that happens.


3.) 29 May 2018 05:34:27
Wait so what's going to happen to Hender (backpass) en, Mil (not that boring) ner and Gini?


4.) 29 May 2018 06:12:07
Regardless if any wife player coming in, if Fekir does come it would signal to me Klopp switching to a very attacking 4231 starting formation next year, with Fekir behind Bobby. This would leave Fabinho, Hendo, Wiji, Milner, Ox, Lallana and Keita vying for the remaining midfield positions, although Ox and Lallana could be cover/ rotation for Fekir I suppose. All opinion and guess work of course, but if true I would imagine at least 2 will leave.


5.) 29 May 2018 06:55:42
I hope we haven’t resorted to signing wives now 😲.


6.) 29 May 2018 07:20:45
I'd prefer to see Malcolm in the Middle :)

{Ed025's Note - love it burkey..


7.) 29 May 2018 08:00:14
Speaking of wives. turns out, Fabinho's wife was the only ITK posting hints of their future over the weekend. There's a picture of her supporting Liverpool on Saturday night, doing the rounds ;)


8.) 29 May 2018 08:49:10
Thanks for the info Johncrow.


9.) 29 May 2018 09:18:50
you welcome Salah mate
it may turn out to be crap but thought I would share
albeit now Lemar seems to have come back into the frame as well according to Lequipe
So my little birdy looks like he may have given me duff info lol.


10.) 29 May 2018 12:50:19
Well for now we know we are looking for a coutinho replacement (Fekir, Lemar), cover wide (Dembele, Malcom, Lemar, Pulisic), Goalkeeper Cover (Navas, Butland) or First choice (Alisson) and Centerbacks cover (Tarkowski) .


 

 

15 May 2018 20:42:23
What a disgrace that Germany can call up Kevin trapp for their world cup squad who has played only 4 league games for them all season and leave out Karius
wow im in disbelief, go and win the champions league son and stick it to them.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed025's Note - wait till brover hears that he will be gutted..


1.) 15 May 2018 20:51:03
It's a disgrace? Really?


2.) 15 May 2018 21:11:56
'go and win the champions league son and stick it to them. '

Exactly mate. He'll be the one laughing in the end WHEN we win that CL.


3.) 15 May 2018 23:39:15
Karius, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson and Matip won't be at the WC. I might be a bit selfish here but that gives the bulk of our defence at least 2 weeks more time pre season. Milner Winjaldum and Keita also getting a full pre season I'm not complaining could be a blessing.


4.) 15 May 2018 23:23:20
Ha ha ha Ed025 😂😂😂😂. The German buffoon “Karius” misses out. Conspiracy 😂😂😂.


5.) 16 May 2018 07:08:31
Is it a disgrace? He’s only reallly played 6 months of proper football this year and 10 games the season before that.

If you’re not first choice GK for world cups then any other call up is essentially anonymous shy of injuries.


6.) 16 May 2018 07:54:36
Surely neither were likely to play or even go in the final squad, you normally take three and neuer and ter Stegen will be first choice. Leno will be third and likely not even play.


7.) 16 May 2018 09:22:24
on the flip side any player not going to the world cup gets a proper rest over the summer and can come back earlier to pre season refreshed rather than burnt out like we have seen a number of players in previous seasons.


8.) 16 May 2018 09:26:08
I'm surprised either was chosen, but if I was choosing one then it would certainly be Karius over Trapp.


9.) 16 May 2018 09:31:27
Could it possibly be that Trapp is considered a better keeper than Karius? You'd be hard pressed to find a non-liverpool fan who rates him highly.


10.) 16 May 2018 10:31:02
Bit of perspective. Karius has played 2 thirds of a season and has been reasonably solid. Doesn’t make him an automatic World Cup selection. When it comes to World Cup squads the Germans know what they’re doing.


11.) 16 May 2018 11:12:41
Don't know why people keep knocking Karius. His record of clean sheets against games played is as good as De Gea. 10 in 19 games played against 18 in 37 games played for De Gea

Karious averages 1.55 goals conceded per game and De Gea 1.33.


12.) 16 May 2018 12:10:07
i would put clean sheets down to Vvd more than karius. he punched stoke player in head and pushed the ball to dzeko. how many MOM has he had. performance more important than goals conceded. he's a 7 at best. de gea is a 9 on an off day. We need a 9 Gk or another world class Cb to deal with his flapping.


13.) 16 May 2018 12:23:59
I'm not knocking him at all and have faith he can be our no1 and continue to improve. i just don't think it's outrageous trapp has been chosen over him.

anyone outraged by that has red tinted specs on, sorry.


14.) 16 May 2018 12:51:40
No one said it was outrageous that he wasnt picked. It was that he wasnt picked and that a keeper (in fact two keepers but Neuer is more understandable who has basically not played this season was picked while he wasnt.


15.) 16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.


16.) 16 May 2018 15:17:13
Trapp is a poor keeper by any standard, how he got in ahead of Karius who has been playing actual football is amazing, but he will come back fresh after no extra football so a win for us.


17.) 16 May 2018 15:53:18
You are right hjikle no one said it was outrageous that Trapp was picked over Karius, the OP said that it was a disgrace. I can think of many things that are a disgrace but that is not one of them!


18.) 16 May 2018 16:46:25
Comparing stats Karius against De Gea? Come on, even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea, Stats can really contort views of players.


19.) 16 May 2018 17:08:40
Definitely agree Karius could be a top keeper if he keeps improving like the second half of the season. I think his decisiveness has been his weaker area and no surprise with influence in Migs. VVD seems to have had a really good influence on Karius collecting the ball and when not to. But credit to the lad for taking the pressure of past performances and turning it around. Also, maybe taking Karius to the world up is too soon though, one slip up could imbalance his confidence and impact his performance in the next season, seeing as his confidence is only built of late.


20.) 16 May 2018 17:42:40
“even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea“

I thought they were both in the premier league 😉.


21.) 16 May 2018 17:57:15
Boom boom Ron.
In all seriousness tho, maybe Karius just isn't rated by others as highly as some Liverpool fans rate him. It doesn't surprise me he didn't make it.


22.) 16 May 2018 18:27:05
I think you're after "distort", Lancaster Red ;-)


23.) 16 May 2018 20:03:09
Sorry but I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us. He has improved but I think that is more to do with the improved defence in front of him.


24.) 17 May 2018 07:34:20
'I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us'

Nah he's not is he mate, he's only part of the team who are in the CL final, but nah not good enough for us is he. Come off it, he's a decent keeper and still very young for a keeper. From what we've seen of him how you can say he's not anywhere near good enough for us is beyond me. He took over the number 1 spot suddenly and then things changed, do you think we'd of been in the final or 4th if Migs was kept in goal? I don't. Give the lad praise, he deserves it.


25.) 17 May 2018 10:30:22
No contort is fine in the context thanks ha, Karius isn't near top level, he is an improvement in Mignolet and that's where people are thinking he is upto the job, he produce some good performances but still doesn't look like winning us games, he has an unease about him that isn't going away, he made a couple of vital. saves in games at a time when we were rocking but that should be standard, he isn't top level or going to be imo.


 

 

 

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04 Aug 2018 19:49:30
Does anyone thing long term Brewster might end up being the back up for Firminho instead of Solanke
I really like Solanke but I fear he is just not up to the level needed
I hope he gets a good loan before the window closes and bangs in the goals I really do.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 04 Aug 2018 20:06:41
I would put him ahead of Solanke and Origi already. I think Sturridge has been a pleasant suprise for Klopp and has given him a dilemma because it looked on the cards that he (and Origi) went this window but now we have Bobby - Sturridge and a 3rd spot that is up in their air and Dom and Div are a long way from being good enough.


2.) 04 Aug 2018 20:18:56
Disagree about Solanke. He always gets a clear cut chance, his movement is brilliant. I reckon he is the type of striker who needs a little goal run to get his confidence flying.

He is perfect for us, holds the ball up and is tall but can get the ball down and play too.

Look, he was player of the tournament when England u20s won the world Cup. To say he is not at the level is wrong he is just inexperienced at this level. Don't write him off on a few cameos. I think a time will come when Solanke gets a chance this season and I have faith in him. He's been do unlucky. Forcing worldies from the keepers he's faced or hitting the inside of the woodwork or missing by an inch. He could easily have bagged 10 goals since joining and for a youngster that would have been impressive.


3.) 04 Aug 2018 20:28:32
If you're talking about Sturridge being ahead of Origi and Solanke then I would agree with you. He's always a threat for a killer pass or a shot at goal in the last third. And he always knows what to do simply because he has loads of experience over the other two. Just needs to shake off a little bit of rustiness, move up the confidence, stay fit and injury-free, and we have the perfect understudy to Firmino for the season.


4.) 04 Aug 2018 20:43:09
Brewster is currently injured and has never played a minutes football in an adult match. Before his injury he was quality for the u23s but what if he comes back and never gets back to that level? He’s a talent but to say he’s ahead of the likes of solanke (a full England international with 30 PL appearances to his name) is madness. If solanke was to go on loan then Brewster would get that extra bench spot (when fit) to prove his worth and show if he’s at that level. A loan for solanke to get regular first team football and Brewster bench / game time would be best fitting I think unless Brewster is out until January anyway.


5.) 04 Aug 2018 22:55:32
I reckon we should loan out Solanke get him some hopefully top flight mins. We have Sturridge and Salah and mane who can also play there. I’m assuming ings and Origi will go. It would be a shame to see neither Sturridge nor Origi gets proper shot as they are both sharing whatever mins Firmino doesn’t play between them.


6.) 04 Aug 2018 23:34:00
Sturridge is great cover for Bobby. But he will get injured. As soon as he gets clattered and then we are down to solanke, Origi, brewster and shaqiri.

What am I talking about. We have loads of cover everywhere on the park.

I think we will see quite a few leaving soon

I think lallana is gone, I gs and maybe origi.


7.) 04 Aug 2018 23:44:38
Couple thoughts, there is a greater likelihood that the teenage striker who will be our "next firmino" is currently paying at another club and we'll buy then in a few years.

I'd send Brewster on loan so he can play. i think solanke deserves to keep his place on the bench that will be marginalized if sturridge remains fit.

It's a bit like the merits of grabbara and kelleher backing up Allison. How helpful is it for the kids to sit on the bench anyways?


8.) 05 Aug 2018 07:56:03
Solanke’s all round game is very good for his age, but his finishing is poor. Reminds me very much of Heskey watching him play. I think he could be a very important player for any team he goes to, but will be constantly underrated and ridiculed for not finishing these chances he’s getting. Let’s be honest, if we saw him coming through the ranks at any other team playing how he has been for us, we’d all be taking the mick. Let’s just hope he turns it round cus there is obviously a good player there.


 

 

29 Jul 2018 14:34:23
Happy Bday Ed001
hope you have a nice relaxing day and get some well earned rest
Just want to say a massive thank you once again for all those brilliant articles you write every day for us.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed001's Note - rest? What's that? Thank you very much mate, just organising my notes now on Jack Charlton so that article should be done in the next few days, depending on how long it takes to sort them out.}


1.) 29 Jul 2018 16:23:57
Ah brilliant Ed, the Jack Charlton one I imagine being very interesting to research. Looking forward to that mate.

{Ed001's Note - it would have been done a while ago but I got distracted googling a family friend who played under him whose name came up in my research. I hadn't expected that, even though I knew he played for him, I just thought he was a lower league journeyman until this.}


2.) 29 Jul 2018 16:50:15
Happy birthday ed001 have a ball
Your hard work on this site has gave us fans a insight that is hugely appreciated 👌👌👌.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate really glad you think so.}


3.) 29 Jul 2018 16:51:39
Oh wow bet that was a shocker Ed mate, bet he was worth researching just for that alone! Nice one mate, class that.

{Ed001's Note - it was interesting to know his name cropped up and then to have a look and see what he is doing now. I remember a long time ago his name popped up in 442 magazine playing a charity match in Iceland and they had no idea who he was, so I had assumed he was a bit of a no one. I only vaguely remember him visiting with his daughter just after he joined Wednesday.}


 

 

22 Jul 2018 07:16:02
Ed001, I was having a conversation the other day with a fellow red about Ryan Kent and I said he reminds me a lot of Mark Walters and he laughed and said I was being cruel
was Mark Walters really that bad and was I wrong to compare them? lol.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed001's Note - for us Walters was dreadful. Flattered to deceive a lot, but I can see the similarity with Kent right now. What we have to hope is Kent improves as he is still young.}


1.) 22 Jul 2018 08:15:27
I have a very strong feeling ryan kent will end up staying in scotland long term.


2.) 22 Jul 2018 09:18:56
He'll get addicted to deep fried Mars bars, Irn Bru and fish suppers.


3.) 22 Jul 2018 10:24:17
Another Souness signing, wasn't he? Worst Liverpool manager for me because he had money and he brought some rubbish players.


4.) 22 Jul 2018 11:22:16
Walters got a great goal against auxere in the uefa Cup to win a game, my only memory of him.


5.) 22 Jul 2018 19:23:22
Mark "Another step-over" Walters. Ahh memories! let's hope young Mr Kent can avoid the single fish / Buckfast chaser diet. Kris Boyd was a Rangers "athlete".


 

 

20 Jul 2018 22:15:45
Going back a bit in time here but does anyone remember or can they please tell me the feeling or general comments on the forum around the time we bought Henderson Downing and Charlie Adams
I remember being Abroad and just feeling so underwhelmed with these three big signings but convincing myself it was King Kenny and everything would turn out ok
was I the only one thinking this way?

Johncrow Junior

1.) 20 Jul 2018 22:33:42
I remember everyone being baffled by Henderson and Downing. People wanted Juan Mata and Arda Turan if I remember correctly.

Charlie Adam had quite a buzz though. Some crap about his corners alone being worth £10m. Wonder what person said that? 😉.

{Ed025's Note - mrs adam i suspect.. :)


2.) 20 Jul 2018 22:40:09
I was the same as you Johncrow. Trusted in the King, and defended our ‘British grit and spine’ with my non-Liverpool supporting friends, but was secretly thinking “WTF?!? ”

Oh how times have changed!


3.) 20 Jul 2018 23:05:47
Still the last Liverpool manager to win a trophy tho!


4.) 20 Jul 2018 23:20:16
I distinctly remember thinking Joe Cole on a free, Milan jovanovic, and Danny Wilson was a really decent summer.


5.) 20 Jul 2018 23:29:28
I always thought Henderson would turn out to be an excellent footballer, wasn’t necessarily sure if it would be while playing with us though but delighted he has.


6.) 21 Jul 2018 03:08:17
Henderson I thought was a good buy. Worst feeling was Balotelli though I don't like to bash our players I thought that was insane. Carroll was the one I thought would be a world-beater with us. Salah wasn't all that well received but I thought we had a strong squad last season, but nowhere near a champions league final. There is a lot of optimism at the moment but three teams finished above us in the league. Our business also far has been above and beyond my wildest wishes. Still pinch myself when I think we are getting Alisson.


7.) 21 Jul 2018 01:05:44
I personally expected more from Joe Cole when we signed him. I ended up underwhelmed.


8.) 21 Jul 2018 01:11:29
My recollection:

Reaction to Henderson was a mixed bag. I don't think anyone thought he was particularly good or bad, per se. Some fans thought he was way overpriced, others thought it was good for us to be investing in young English talent.

I remember a lot of statistical justification with Downing. "He has X number of assists so he'll be a great signing" and so on. But I don't think anyone was really excited by him. Tbf to Downing, I think he played a lot better than a first season with no goals and no assists would suggest (let's not forget our frankly stunning ability to hit the woodwork that season, something like 33 by Christmas, wasn't it? ), but he was the one thing a winger can never be in the eyes of fans: boring. He wasn't one for dribbling past players, just get the ball, make a yard and put in a cross. Too bad the guy he was supposed to be hitting with the crosses didn't play half the time and looked distinctly off the pace until about April.

Adam was divisive. I can't remember anyone having a neutral opinion on him. He was either a left-footed Scottish Alonso, or an overweight journeyman who thought he was 10x the player he actually was. I fell into the latter camp. Undoubtedly technically gifted, but an absolute non-entity defensively and would tend to waste the ball by trying long passes when they weren't really on. Could've been a very good player if he'd gotten the right coaching in his early career.


9.) 21 Jul 2018 05:07:52
I remembered that I didn't like Henderson when they announced the signing, but was excited with Downing. The latter probably because of my soft spot towards left-footers😁.


10.) 21 Jul 2018 07:32:12
When Hendo signed I didn't think it was a good move at all, I didn't necessarily not like him as a player I just didn't think he'd fit into Liverpool at the time. How wrong was I? he's quality, I can't wait to see more of him next season with some better players around him, he'll just impress further.

{Ed025's Note - i dont think he will get as much playing time as you seem to think salah..


11.) 21 Jul 2018 08:43:15
That whole transfer window drove me bonkers! I couldn't believe the money we were spending for 1. And 2, the players we were buying with said money. In the end Henderson turned out pretty good, so you can almost say we spent 100 million to get our next captain after Gerrard I guess.


12.) 21 Jul 2018 08:49:11
I sarcastically messaged my mate that we would win the title when Mane signed for c£30m. How wrong was I (what a player) though still havne't won title - yet!


13.) 21 Jul 2018 08:53:37
I think after Adam impressed with Blackpool the season before we bought him, I thought he'd go on and be a really good player for us. After a reasonable start it became clear he was out of his depth at Liverpool. I was never a huge fan of Downing, but thought Carroll would go on and be a world beater for us. I believe his lifestyle and injury issues put paid to that, but from time to time you see glimpses at West Ham on the few games he is available for them that he does possess natural talent.

Since 2010 I think our best buys have been Suarez, Firmino and Salah (not including this summer's signings) and worst were Konchesky, Poulsen and Jovanovich. Close behind those you could easily drop in Joe Cole, Balotelli, Adam, Downing, Moreno etc.


14.) 21 Jul 2018 09:28:41
If I remember rightly there was a lot of hype about the players coming in. Adams was the player of the year at Blackpool and Henderson was player of the year at Sunderland and we all knew knew about Downings crossing ability. Bit None were great that year. Downing was bought for Carrol so he could put in decent crosses but Kenny never played the two of them together. He took off carrol for downing or visa versa. Adams was suppose to be an expert on set pieces ( he's worth £10m or more so Ferguson says on his corners alone) but didn't turn out that way. That leaves us with Jordan, he took over the mantle from Gerard and isn't doing too bad a job in my oppion. He runs, tackles, drives the team forward at every opportunity I don't think he was too bad a purchase.


15.) 21 Jul 2018 20:02:38
I was not happy with Henderson or downing personally. I was really hoping for Mata. But I’m happy to be wrong about Henderson.


16.) 21 Jul 2018 10:09:37
As long as the lads fit Ed25, he has to be on for me mate.

{Ed025's Note - i just cant see it im afraid mate..


 

 

11 Jul 2018 22:40:28
England played well exceeded expectations and return home heroes
they are now a team the nation can be proud of.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 11 Jul 2018 22:58:10
Overall, yes. England were decent. In this game, tho? They were poor and deserved to get beaten by a better team who outworked them, outclassed them esp, in midfield, created more chances and Southgate got his arse handed to him tactically by Dalic, which is not that bad as he will learn from this. Too many mistakes and too many poor performances by Walker (THE WORST), Stones, Sterling, Alli and Lingard, IMO. Hendo also did not have his best game even tho, he was not that bad as he gave away too many balls in midfield. Had it not been for Pinkford, it would have been worse. The better team won, IMO and that is the way it should be.


2.) 11 Jul 2018 23:08:23
Can't argue with that BRover, though I think this was by far Hendo's worst game of the tournament and I can barely remember Kane touching the ball. After a good 20 minutes in the first game and a thumping in the next, expectations were high, particularly given the favourable draw. They went further than most thought and can head home proud but understandably disappointed with this performance. Just a shame they have to hang around to play a pointless 3rd place play off. Maybe TAA will get a run.


3.) 11 Jul 2018 23:44:50
Those guys that rescued the thai boys from the cave are heroes. England did slightly better than was predicted in a sporting event albeit via an easy run of matches.
Not sure what the hype was really. Played 6, lost 2 and never really wowed the crowds at any point. Good luck, Dejan.


4.) 11 Jul 2018 23:54:12
Dele Ali non existent tonight. Really poor.


5.) 12 Jul 2018 01:04:12
Not to sound like I’m abusing anyone but am I alone in thinking that Walker is a liability? I’d attack him all day long. I think spurs did themselves a good bit of business selling him. I understand that he was on the team that won the league but he’s definitely the weak spot for man city and England in my opinion.

{Ed0333's Note - that’s a bit harsh stone but your welcome to your opinion. I’d have walker over Clyne and TAA but again it’s all about opinions.


6.) 12 Jul 2018 05:39:42
All I can think is I bet Kane wishes he’d squared that ball to Raheem in the first half now. Selfishness will always come back to bite I’m afraid. We did better than expected but let’s be honest we were very lucky with the draw. I’m glad some passion has been restored but fact is we played 2 half decent teams in this World Cup and we lost to them both. Nothing like a good old reality check eh!?


7.) 12 Jul 2018 05:42:12
Hi lads is it just me or was harry Kane non existent again. All the pundits have been raging how he will be a national treasure but he done nothing after the panama game j think he scored 2 in open play and 1 of them just hit him on the heel. Maybe I'm looking at things with my red specs on but for me he didn't turn up for the knockouts and we weee to reliant on the other lads to get on the scoresheet just my thoughts.


8.) 12 Jul 2018 07:22:55
Kane was non existent as there was no supply. Livren and his CB partner played blinders as did Croatia’s coach. Saw where he could over run England and went for it. He trusted the players to do the job he asked them to do- some points 2nd half they had aback 2! Winning goal Croatia had 3v1 out wide v Trippier and it happened all 2nd half too.
Great coaching and tactics to turn it around.


9.) 12 Jul 2018 07:57:51
Let's keep that comment about Walker being a liability for the new season and I'll wager it'll still be in the top three most ridiculous comments by the end of it.


10.) 12 Jul 2018 08:26:19
Walker is a liability at centre back. He was at fault for the goal against Tunisia and to an extent, both goals last night.

At right back, He's still one of the best in the Premier League. You can't judge a fish on It's ability to run.


11.) 12 Jul 2018 09:38:14
I've never rated Walker that highly personally, switches off to regularly.


12.) 12 Jul 2018 10:22:59
MK, I think he was there coz a, he can Play and b, more importantly I believe, he is one of the fastest players in the world. Certainly faster that anyone Croatia had. Walker was sweeping up everything for 40 minutes. Then he got a knock, a minute later he headed a ball and fell in landing coz his leg was done. Should have been subbed there and then. He was almost completely ineffectual after that.


13.) 12 Jul 2018 11:29:49
Well I guess I’m wrong. Maybe I am a bit harsh. Sorry.


 

 

 

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11 Jul 2018 11:35:05
MK I would be so disappointed if he left as their is a really good intelligent footballer in there somewhere
I really believe he's does not realize how good he could be but I really hope he does not leave.

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26 Jun 2018 18:53:08
Thank you for the above mate not sure kelvin would appreciate it lol
but I sure do
where do you think he might end up mate?

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26 Jun 2018 17:25:28
Square Tomato hope your doing well mate just wanna know if you have heard any incomings as well?

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29 May 2018 09:18:50
you welcome Salah mate
it may turn out to be crap but thought I would share
albeit now Lemar seems to have come back into the frame as well according to Lequipe
So my little birdy looks like he may have given me duff info lol.

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16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.

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13 Aug 2018 17:42:03
Just read this Ed and it was spot on, imo the team looked good against a very poor West Ham but maybe we made them look that way instead of them actually being that poor
Thank you for the article.

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{Ed001's Note - it is a difficult one to be sure, but they did not look organised, which made it easier for us.}


 

 

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12 Aug 2018 21:34:55
What a very silly comment gini was good today as was all the midfield
support your team mate is it really that hard?

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10 Aug 2018 07:54:26
Brilliant round up Ed
and what is that saying?
If you stand still in football you might as well go backwards
Spurs have taken a massive risk in buying no one
even one new player around the squad gees everyone up.

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{Ed001's Note - but they are a young squad so should improve due to the players natural improvement. However, I do agree, they needed to freshen things up.}


 

 

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05 Aug 2018 08:13:01
Think it was Harry Redknapp who totally humiliated Bent when he missed a sitter while playing for spurs
Seems to me his career never recovered from that
Thanks for the round up ed.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome JJ.}


 

 

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02 Aug 2018 16:51:08
Probably will get slaughtered for saying this but have seen quite a bit of Sancho lately and I am shocked man city let this kid get away
I honestly think long term this kid will be miles better then Sterling.

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{Ed001's Note - they didn't want to let him go but he rejected their contract offers, which were much higher wages than he is on with Dortmund. He just wanted to play football.}