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11 Aug 2016 00:11:49
Anyone know of or seen anything of this fullback Juanma we are supposedly signing?

1.) 11 Aug 2016 02:33:54
He's only 19 so he is probably not what you thought he was going to be.

2.) 11 Aug 2016 04:47:16
Confirmed signing after successful week trial for the U23 team, not first teamer yet and not expected to be this season. It's a left back, just not ready this season.

3.) 11 Aug 2016 08:47:32

4.) 12 Aug 2016 14:22:52
Chilwell was only 18/ 19.

5.) 12 Aug 2016 16:02:29
Watched him play for 60 minutes in the flesh for the U21's against MK Dons. He is very fast and utilised his speed to make a handful of recovery tackles. He also has a nice touch and is neat in possession. His positioning was very weak though and he over ran the ball on a few occasions. Looks a fairly decent, attacking young left back. Whilst I doubt he will get much if any first team action, with our complete lack of depth there, who knows.

6.) 13 Aug 2016 00:55:14
Would love him to be a dark horse and end up a first team regular a la Bellerin. Would certainly cure our left back headache.



06 Jul 2015 15:52:35
Afternoon eds.
Are we switching our interest in a striker from Benteke to Jovetic?

{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 06 Jul 2015 16:50:31
Not sure if he would be interested but Lacazette would be a better fit for our team and when you look at the rumoured transfer fees for him and Benteke it seems a clear one to me.

That said whoever we sign I'll be right behind.

2.) 06 Jul 2015 17:15:52
I totally agree dcal, but i can't see him coming to us. If he doesn't move this summer and has another good season I think he'll be able to pick his own club this time next year.

3.) 06 Jul 2015 20:08:53
I dearly hope we do not sign either of them. If Liverpool are in a position to spend 32m plus wages, then surely there are better achievable options in the current market

4.) 06 Jul 2015 22:23:45
Psynwa - go on then suggest some, that's the whole point genius. If you can't add content and just want to be negative then go play with your toys.

5.) 06 Jul 2015 23:52:03
The people who think Lacazette and Higuain are likely to come to Liverpool are deluded.I do however agree that Benteke is not what we need and we would be better off sticking with what we've got

6.) 07 Jul 2015 02:45:28
I look like to think that Aubamyang, forgive spelling, might be prised away from Dortmund for the amount of money that's being mentioned for Benteke, but nothing's been said about him being a target so wishful thinking I guess. I agree with Dcal, who else is there we could get? Maybe promote Jerome Sinclair? Better hope studge stays fit I guess.

7.) 07 Jul 2015 03:19:47
Higuain and Lacazette won't come to us, we CAN'T stick with what we've got because we need a new quality center forward and there are no real options other than Benteke

8.) 07 Jul 2015 07:35:47
Although I don't think he's worth 32m, I don't see any other option than Benteke. Goal every other game for a team like Villa? With players like Firmino and Coutinho around him I expect him to bing in a few more.

9.) 07 Jul 2015 09:19:19
Benteke is only 24. He's a proven goalscorer in the epl and a real nightmare for defenders. With new coaching staff in place we are obviously going to adopt new ways of playing ball. In part because we have been found out.

So please people, keep the whining to yourselves and support the beast. He might just be exactly what we need.

10.) 07 Jul 2015 10:54:57
I don't mind either. In fact if we could get Jovetic that'd be great because he's half the price. Altho Benteke's performance and form can much clearly be seen than Jove's. Poor thing warming benches at City. Great talent!

11.) 07 Jul 2015 18:31:18
My cousin is a Citeh fan and he hates Jovetic. Says he's lazy. And injury prone. I trust his judgement as he's very knowledgable.

The only positive is that a player exchange would drop the cash price for Stirling and therefore, we have to play QPR less.

{Ed001's Note - not true, the value would be the same.}



14 Feb 2015 21:33:01
Hi eds. hope all is well.
Quick question, hope you might have an inkling. I would assume the squad needs drastically trimming down in the summer, especially in the striker department.
My question is, with BR seemingly now realising he needs an apparent "plan B" do you think it's likely that one of either Lambert or Mario will be let go, if not both? I consider Borini already gone tbh. I only ask as Mario seems to at least trying recently, and Lambert seems out the picture altogether.
Thanks in advance!

{Ed002's Note - I think Lambert would probably be the firs out of the door. Others need to go to make space for Origi and Ings. Balotelli is keen to stay a few years if other options are not available.}

1.) 14 Feb 2015 21:55:51
So Ed, you're basically saying there's a good chance Ings will be a Liverpool player next season? I'd take that!

{Ed002's Note - See above.}

2.) 15 Feb 2015 04:56:35
If Ed002 just said Rickie may have to make way for Origi and Ings, that implies that Ed002 believes there's a good shout Ings will be a Liverpool player in the summer!

3.) 15 Feb 2015 06:23:05
I would suspect we'd try to move on Aspas and Borini for sure and perhaps Lambert as well. Not sure about Yesil, but he probably needs to move on as well.

Sturridge, Ings, Balotelli, Origi seems like a fair amount of depth to me.

4.) 15 Feb 2015 09:24:15
RDL, i would be happy with Sturridge, Ings, Origi and Balo as well but only if it is the Balo that we saw on the pitch in the last two games. Ings and Origi have little experience on the big stage and pairing them with an established goal scorer will take the pressure off them.

5.) 15 Feb 2015 04:58:14
hi Ed002 regards balo, you say he maybe keen to stay does this co-inside with his last to games has the penny dropped. what do you think or no? I think he could be a good player for us certainly looks good with sturridge. also is brendon starting to like him?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool want to sell him but are asking far too much money. His agent says the only other option is for him to stay. I think the club need to decide what they want to do with all of these strikers.}

6.) 15 Feb 2015 12:23:02
I think Mario has started to improve recently more because we have a proper striker back on the pitch. Mario is best played in a support role as opposed to being the main man. As long as Sturridge is there, he will continue to look good.

7.) 15 Feb 2015 19:37:14
My personal preference would be to offload Mario, Indian Buzzer, but I can't see anyone really wanting him so I think he may be here another year.

8.) 16 Feb 2015 10:34:10
hello Ed002, is that 'far too much money' more than what we paid for him?

{Ed002's Note - The amount is unimportant, but it is far too much. Liverpool will have a better idea about Ings in a week or two - Moyes is trying to get him to sign a pre-contract.}




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16 Feb 2018 06:57:31
Hey all,

The recent rumours have got me thinking about our GK situation next year. I know we'v spoken about this at length but it seems somethings actually being done about it now 😱.
Karius has looked decent since coming back in for every game, but now rumours are surfacing that we are after an early deal for Allison of Roma? I think it's a given that Ward, bogdan and Migs will be off or at least two of them. My q is that is that is Allison that much of an upgrade in what we have? I mean Karius hasn't been given that much of a chance and he has looked decent, and whilst I haven't seen Allison play an actual game, the Vids I've seen of him include his concedes, and I'm not being funny, but for the rumoured world record GK fee that's being touted for him, I'd expect a little better! Is he really as good as he's being made up to be? If he does end up here no dramas i'll Support him and I'm not hung up on money, but I'm kinda hoping that Karius proves his worth and we don't need him!

1.) 16 Feb 2018 08:10:05
Well we will be 70 million better off if Karius proves his worth so he better impress!
Not sure what these Allison rumors will do for Karius's confidence though.

{Ed002's Note - Put aside the Alisson rumours and think about the real interest in Navas.}

2.) 16 Feb 2018 08:31:31
Smokescreen ed.

3.) 16 Feb 2018 08:35:09
Keylor Navas? Costa Rica's very own Migs?
No thanks Ed002. I'd rather not think about another shocking GK joining LFC lest it gives me more bouts if migraine. And I hope the club don't sign Navas. Rather keep Karius as No.1 and Ward as backup.

{Ed002's Note - Klopp out then.}

4.) 16 Feb 2018 08:39:55
Klopp should stay.
More like No Keylor Navas Please.

{Ed002's Note - It is Klopp that wants Navas and Klopp that purchased Karius. Don't worry, the dfans will screw up any chance of it happening with their usual spewing of hate over past, present and future players.}

5.) 16 Feb 2018 08:56:25
I still don't get the Navas hate. He made a phenomenal save against Mbappe the other night to keep Madrid in the Champions league. Mbappe hit a low driven daisy cutter of a shot from about 8 yards out that came straight through a defenders legs, and somehow Navas managed to react (despite seeing it late) to get down and get a solid glove on it.

Navas is no DDG or Buffon, but he is still a top class keeper. Probably top 20 in the world for me. Madrid just want to get DDG because he is arguably the best. I just can't understand the hate. Just because Madrid want to sell Navas he's a bad keeper? The same Madrid who sold Ozil, sold Alonso, sold Khedeira, sold Makelele, sold Higuain, sold Pepe, sold Morata (twice! ) and want to sell Kroos? Yeah they never sell top players do they 🙄

For me, Navas is at the same level as the likes of Courtois or Lloris. Not the very top echelons (Buffon, DDG, Oblak, Neuer etc) but the next level below that for sure. He has the ability to make unbelievable saves, he is decent with his feet, he is comfortable on crosses, he can play in a side where he doesn't have a lot to do whilst maintaining concentration, and he can play behind a high line. Even DDG has dropped some absolute clangers, and every keeper will do occassionally. Navas is certainly one of the more reliable keepers in Europe though.

It will be a huge shame if he is the man Klopp wants, and vitriol from the fans scuppers the deal, as it has dome in the past.

6.) 16 Feb 2018 08:59:04
I feel sorry for you ed002,you tell us who we are interested in and get abused, fatboy from bolton spills crap rumours and he the king lol. i only go by what you eds say as you know what going on. thank you for your hard work as it is appreciated.

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet.}

7.) 16 Feb 2018 09:17:53
Navas is a very good keeer with bags of experience. People are saying we need a solid spine- well that would start with having a top-notch keeper who has been there and done it.
Managed well you get Navas playing with Karius learning off him and ready to step in when required, and longer term when Navas stops playing.

Good move for me

Not a bad spine?

8.) 16 Feb 2018 09:49:41
Very solid spine in my opinion Agger. If we can get in another top centre back this summer, and Hendo can stay fully fit, the spine looks even stronger still!

9.) 16 Feb 2018 11:08:40
Navas is not the answer, MK IMO. And this is coming from someone who has been watching Navas since his Levante days, who watched every one of his games at the WC where IMO, was neck and neck with Neuer as the best GK in the competition so trust me, it kills me to say this.

Navas has regressed a lot since the last couple of years, He is a brilliant shot stopper and played in a high line with Costa Rica at the last WC (the poster calling him Costa Rican Migs is talking nonsense, really) so he has some qualities.

However, he has become very inconsistent, does not command his area like yes, Karius does and is worse on crosses than Karius. He is older and not getting better, IMO and is not the answer if we wanna upgrade on Karius. Apart from having experience, he is not an upgrade on him. In fact, Karius will have more exp. in the PL than him were he to come and we will be right here again when he makes mistakes during his maturation period in the PL (cos all GK's do) and the slaughtering will begin. If Klopp wants to live thru that again and gets him, that's his cross to bear, either way.

10.) 16 Feb 2018 12:45:28
Navas is certainly a step up on Mignolet and has a wealth of experience at the very top level. I would be happy to see him and Karius fight it out for the number 1 jersey if as ed2 says this is who we are after.

11.) 16 Feb 2018 12:56:03
Agreed carragold.

12.) 16 Feb 2018 15:08:37
Navas will not come if he feels he has to battle Karius for the no. 1 spot, IMO. No player or GK goes from being first choice are RM winning trophies including leagues and CL's (he has two of them) to fighting for his place vs an up and coming talent. That simply does not make any sense and I doubt that would interest him. Just saying.

13.) 16 Feb 2018 16:26:42
He wouldn't be battling Karius. He's miles better. Karius has string two good games together in 20 months at the club. Navas has won back to back Champions league titles.

14.) 16 Feb 2018 21:45:47
Navas is still a ucl winning gk, he, presumably, took the shirt from casilias. I would be glad if he signed.



12 Feb 2018 06:42:42
Hey Ed001,

Before you do your match review I just wanted to ask your opinion of Gini Wijnaldum? He seems to be a shadow of the player we saw last year and even then he only was sporadic with his obvious quality. that's what's annoying to me, he has ability, drive technique etc but he always seems so unconfident to drive foward when on the ball, arguably his best quality alongside his workrate. Iv been told by fans if other clubs that I'm being harsh but every time I watch him he does nothing, takes up positions where he CANNOT recieve the ball and looks like he's hiding, when opportunities do arise he passes responsibility. Why did he leave the through ball for Mane yesterday? I like to think I can see what players bring to the team so I defend the likes of Hendo passionately, but I'm either missing something or Gini is just making up numbers. Be interested to hear your thoughts.

{Ed001's Note - I feel the same, he is like a ghost when we have the ball most of the time, particularly in away games. He clearly has a mental weakness which holds him back. This is not a new thing, he was the same at Newcastle. Everything he does is reactive as well, there is nothing pro-active about him, no anticipation, which can help him pick up goals arriving late but is why he is always chasing back, rather that being goalside and jockeying threats away.}

1.) 12 Feb 2018 07:34:22
Spot on Westwood, at some point early last season I remember thinking “hey I was wrong about him, he really does add so much to the midfield”. A year on, I can’t actually remember what it was that actually impressed me. Like most of our problems, is it the absence of Henderson in there?

2.) 12 Feb 2018 07:42:37
To be fair ed, our midfielders in general are notbimmune to the reactive defending and having to chase back. All of them. And equally theyball have theirbgood moments too incl gini.

{Ed001's Note - I don't see how that is an excuse for Gini being poor because most of the others are too? You are not being 'fair' you are making a poor attempt at an excuse for his mediocrity.}

3.) 12 Feb 2018 07:46:00
AOA, i think you're right, i think Gini plays far better with Henderson in the team, and i think it's because Henderson is actually the quickest to get the ball moving in our current midfield, and i think that forces gini to play without thinking so much.

4.) 12 Feb 2018 08:01:49
He hasn't really been the player i hoped he would be. On occassions he can be really good surrounded be a lot of bang average stuff. Disappointing really.

5.) 12 Feb 2018 08:37:45
Ah c'mon fellas. He was by far the best of the midfield three yesterday!
Neat and tidy, didn't waste possession - the Ian Callaghan role if you like in that he was a good link.
Made a couple of great runs forward in the second half, one in particular when Mane should have played him in.
If you want to criticise, save it for Can.

6.) 12 Feb 2018 09:16:14
Gini wasted possession several times, rewatch the game he was incredibly frustrating to watch, there would be forward passes on and he would just turn round and pass it backwards, Hendo would get slaughtered for that.
He seems to be a player that’s not quite given up but one who is doing the bare minimum to get by without drawing too much attention to himself (a bit like me in school), there is no passion or desire in his play at all at the minute.
I would sell him in the summer, he brings nothing to the team anymore and it’s a complete waste of time having him as a squad player or as a sub because he’s never going to change a game with his work rate, you can have all the talent in the world but it’s worthless if your not prepared to use it.

7.) 12 Feb 2018 10:00:40
Gini is another that needs upgrading. Maybe Keita takes his place in the midfield 3 along side Hendo and Lallana/ OX but we need another midfielder on top of Keita. Personally, I would move Gini on in the summer. There seems to be a serious lack of character and strong mentality on the player's part when it comes to being part of a title challenging squad.

8.) 12 Feb 2018 10:27:04
For me Gini has lost the drive that he had in his first season.

The one thing I loved in his first season was that he would always take the ball on the half way and be looking to drive forward with it, only if there wasn't an opportunity would he cut back and play an easier ball.

Now he takes the ball facing the defence, plays the ball straight back to them or hesitates and plays it out to the full back. Very occasionally he will turn and face forward but by the time he has he has been closed down and he has to turn back again slowing everything up.

He needs to get back to taking passes on the half turn and looking to make stuff happen, because I do believe when he has the ball at his feet his head up and is running at the opposition he can be incredibly effective, and with the front 3 we have he could be a real asset.

Unfortunately for him, with Keita coming in the summer and Klopp likely to add other players as well (plus some of the youngsters coming through) it looks like he might be pushed down the pecking order. I hope he has a barnstorming end to the season to give Klopp a real headache next year.

9.) 12 Feb 2018 11:40:35
@Indian buzzer - how does Ox get into your new and improved Liverpool midfield? I think he has put in about 2 good performances this season and the rest have been bang average at best. Yesterday he was very poor and did very little either offensively or defensively. I agree the midfield needs upgrading but I haven't seen anything from Ox to make me think he is the step up we have been waiting for - he needs to improve drastically otherwise I don't really see doing much but warming the bench next season.

Can will leave and, with the addition of Keita, we will need another midfielder to really give us some depth and quality - I would expect whoever we add to be a starter with Keita and Henderson (when fit) .

10.) 12 Feb 2018 13:36:50
Juicer? Gini was by far the best midfielder of the three? What game were you watching? Gini as Ed said, is a bottler on the road and this is coming from a Gini fan. He is a liability and seems to hide during away games. He had a chance to take on a great pass from Bobbie straight to goal last night. What did he do? He bottled it and dummied it to Mane who would NEVER score from that angle. Lampard, Sg, Scholes etc would NEVER have bottled that chance as box to box mids. Scoring goals is what they do and Gini CAN score goals. Why he can't do that on the road is a huge prob and is prolly mental, IMO. If bottling a goalscoring oppo is what you classify as being the best of the mid three then I propose you go re-evaluate what "the best" is.

11.) 12 Feb 2018 15:49:42
I like gini. Unpopular I guess but I do. When Hendo is out he stitches play together. Rather than being brilliant on the ball he makes it very difficult for the opposition.

12.) 12 Feb 2018 22:55:23
think you've over reacted there ed1. not making an excuse to defend gini, just pointing out that the whole midfield group do the same. to me that speaks more to the group than to any individual.

{Ed001's Note - no it does not. The whole rest of the Chelsea midfield do the same other than Kante. At Man Utd they have only Matic who is not reactive. It is nothing to do with midfield group it is individual mentalities.}



25 Jan 2018 00:35:29
Evening all. A little over half way through the season and I'm taking stock of where we are and where we want to be and the team as a whole. Be interested to hear your thoughts and opinions.

Manager - I like Klopp. I really do. His passion fits with our club and he has us playing some fantastic attacking footy at times. I do think he is a little naive at times though, and relies more on passion than tactical nous to get through games. I. e. IMO the Swansea game was a game crying out for an on the shoulder striker like Ings/ Solanke rather than Bobby as a false 9 type foward. Also TAA a RB rather than Gomez would offer more going foward. Don't get me wrong I think we are lucky to have JK however.

GK - Do I need to go into this? Migs is done. Bogdan never going to play. Karius looks shot of confidence, and just concedes loads. I know it's not all his fault but he always seems to let in goals. He's better than Migs but unless he steps it up before summer I can see him leaving or being replaced as No.1 in the summer. Feel very sorry for Ward not getting a look in as I can't believe he can be/ perform any worse than these two.

Defence - Better to see VVD in a red shirt, but still issues here, mainly around Lovren and Matip being unreliable. Feel sorry for Klavan being replaced in the team as he was looking solid, unfortunately VVD plays LCB so he won't get a look in there and CVd has looked shaky at RCB. I can see Lovren leaving this summer and dependant on someone else leaving and Gomez moving centrally maybe another CB coming in, DV maybe? I'm happy with the fullback options, however I think a new RB will be needed to replace Clyne who I think is done with us, as is Flanno, Mainly as Gomez should move into the centre and TAA more of an midfielder than FB.

Midfield - Our weak point currently in my opinion. Lots of good players, solid technicians as BR would say, however a lack of goals, creativity and spark from our central workhorses is a major weak point. Now Couts is gone that spark and magic from midfield has gone with him. Hopefully Lallana can fill this creative gap for the rest of the season but I he's injured I fear for us against teams that sit deep. Keita will alleviate some more of next year though but I think a real pass master like Alonso/ Kroos is needed (not suggesting we can get Kroos bye) Would like to see more of Grujic but not happening. Can see Milner and Can leaving this summer. Some would like Can to stay and whilst I do rate him and think he would be great in Italian and Spanish club teams, I don't think he is particularly suited to our team. I'm short, a proper CDM and creativity/ goals needed here from the midfield here. Gutted we are not going for Mahrez, Lemar of Fekir this window.

Forwards - Strongest part of the team obviously! My one issue is the use of Bobby as a false 9. I think the team would be far more effective with another central foward playing alongside him or just in front of Bobby. Glad to see Ings back, but Solanke really needs a goal in one of these appearances. I think Studge is done.

Overall - I genuinely think we are in the best position we have been in about 10 years. We are not overly reliant on any one player however we will need to replace the creative spark we have lost in Couts. Normally this would be such an issue as we have AL but with him returning from injury if he gets injured again I worry we lack any magic. We have a good mix of players but the spine needs improving and the consistency needs to improve. GK, CB, CM and potentially a striker to move Bobby deeper and I reckon we can cause some serious problems next year.

That's about it!

{Ed0333's Note - Excellent read mate I don’t concur with some of it but thankyou for taking the time and expressing your thoughts with great aplomb and articulation.

1.) 25 Jan 2018 01:02:37
Very good post mate and I like your opinion. I am with Ed333, I don't agree with everything you have said per se but I do appreciate your post.

2.) 25 Jan 2018 03:11:09
I’ve just posted about Klopp saying if he’s here after 3 Years then we’ve win the league, I take him as a man of his word and although you can’t guarantee winning the league I think he’s planned small smart improvements and next year he’s going to go go for it. No excuses next season he’s had enough time to mould the team in his image and it’s time to produce. Now I’m not saying we’ll win the league but I do believe we will see the best and most fluent team from back to front under Klopps reign.

3.) 25 Jan 2018 06:47:30
Fair points Westwood, also don't agree with it 100% but in the main yes.



23 Nov 2017 04:30:27
Can someone please tell where the hell Andrew Robertson is? Why is he not even making match day squads? Have I missed something? Does Klopp not like him?

1.) 23 Nov 2017 06:14:37
He isn't in the squad because he has to prove himself and also because Moreno has started the season well. If last nights performance impacts Morenos form then perhaps it is a chance for Robertson to stale a claim.

2.) 23 Nov 2017 06:31:42
Robertson is not the answer to our LB problems. A backup option at best. Moreno is no great shakes but he fits better into the team than Robertson who does not have much of an understanding with Mane on the left flank. He was simply a cheaper option signed as Klopp wanted to spend big on VVD and Keita.

3.) 23 Nov 2017 07:24:02
Moreno has been decent this season which is an improvement. Where people get the he is playing well or has been one of our best players bewilders me. He is part of a defence that has conceded 17 goals in 12 games. In the 3 seasons he has been here his bad games have outweighed his good. For 1 of them seasons he was second choice left back to a central midfielder. But yeah he's had 7-8 decent games this season so let's stop questioning him as surely he is the answer to our left back problem.

4.) 23 Nov 2017 11:40:21

Good point, well made!

As you say, 7-8 games good games over 3+ seasons do not justify a regular place in the 11.

Have to disagree with you over Moron-o being ‘decent’ this season; he’s been better than normal, for him, so IMO that’s average and only the minimum requirement.

Its not enough to warrant a prolonged 1st team place though and changes in this position simply MUST be of the highest priority come January.

5.) 23 Nov 2017 12:44:22
Jayden and Jim, the logic your using is the same logic that kept Rooney in the United team and the England squad for years after he wasn't good enough, sure Moreno has been poor in past seasons but he's been decent this season and our best option at LB.

6.) 23 Nov 2017 13:31:48
But he's not our best option at left back
And far from it Robertson is a much better defender, and right now that is what we need somebody who can defend.

7.) 23 Nov 2017 14:26:54

I fail to see why your “Rooney being in the Utd and England team for years after he wasn’t good enough” comment has anything to do with Liverpool’s LB situation? Let alone it making any sense!

Our ‘logic’ is that Moron-o is simply not of a good enough standard for us. if we have aspirations of challenging for the top 4, let alone the league title, therefore must be replaced as soon as possible.

Teams know he is vulnerable, will continue to target him and it makes no sense not to address that as a matter of urgency.

Robinson deserves to be given a chance, I’ll reserve judgement on him until he’s had a number of successive appearances.

As for Moron-o, he’s had 3 years at the club and has consistently shown he’s not good enough. with a few “decent” games mixed in.

He, along with Mignolet, Matip and Klavan, is not a Liverpool-standard player!

8.) 23 Nov 2017 14:35:06
if Klopp had brought in a quality left back, then that player would be playing, simple,
only he didnt, Klopp needs a word in his ear .

9.) 23 Nov 2017 16:16:48

{Ed002's Note - We are not going to get involved with such matters, sorry. Try or}

10.) 23 Nov 2017 18:52:12
Jim, the reasoning for my comment was that Rooney was shoehorned in to United and England sides that he wasn't fit to play in for years based on his performances from previous years, despite the fact he was past it. You're judging Moreno on his previous seasons at Liverpool. Sure, he can be a bit of a liability but from what I've seen so far this season he's has improved going forward, which I get doesn't really factor in to this argument, but more importantly he seems to be defending a lot better this year, especially as he seems to have cut out that silly trait of tackling from the wrong side. Don't get me wrong, Moreno has infuriated me in the past but I'm sick of seeing people blast players for one bad 45 minutes when he has shown a solid improvement this season. I too would like to see more of Robertson to see what he's made of, but I really don't see the point of casting players out based on 45 minutes of an otherwise good season. He may not be of the quality we need to win titles but he's a player at our club and we should support him, haven't players like Lucas shown you that they can turn it around?



03 Oct 2017 22:12:57
Question for Ed002 if your about.

When a manager is sacked from a position, is it usual practice for them to continue being payed at a previously stipulated percentage of their contract until they either find another position or the original contract length runs out, or is it usually a one off payment or an option of either? Example of Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes spring to mind with the vast sums mentioned in the media of their payments when made sacked. If any of these are correct, would the same apply to players? For example had Man City fires Tevez when he was refusing to play, would they have had to continue paying him until he found another club?

{Ed002's Note - Typically they would go pretty much immediately within the constrants of their contract. It is a different situation for players.}




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21 Feb 2018 22:52:38
I’m don’t think Navas is anywhere as bad as some people are making out on here.



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05 Feb 2018 22:50:00
Wiltshire would be an upgrade on Grujic, Can and Gini in my opinion. If Klopp wants him then I’m happy.



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04 Feb 2018 16:25:09
I don’t think CL or top 4 has taken precedence over the league at all, but it’s about being able to realistically build a team that can compete. I would take the title over the CL and I would take a title over a top 4 space the following/ previous season. Money isn’t really an issue any more but top players want to play in the CL, end of story, without CL our best players, who we will have usually been forced to nurture ourselves from young talents because of not being able to attract top players, will want to leave for a better chance of winning trophies/ playing CL and so the cycle continues. There are extraordinary events of course, I. e. Leicester but this was an exception, not the rule, and i’ll be amazed if I see similar again in my lifetime. Top 4 and CL is not the be all and end all, but it is necessary to become and stay as a top team. I said at the start of the year Top four for us would be a successful season and I stand by that.



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02 Feb 2018 20:36:36
Yes as long as it’s with a club for a different country or FA as far as I’m aware. At least that seems to be the general rule. Need to get the old law manual out!



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02 Feb 2018 06:49:04
Thanks for the quick reply ed01.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}




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23 Feb 2018 14:04:07
World class IMO = the top 23 players that would make up a squad. i. e 3 keepers and two players for every position. So for me playing a 433:

GK-De Gea, Neuer, Olblak
LB-Marcelo, Alaba
CB-Kompany, Varane, Godin, Chiellini.
RB-Kimmich, Walker
CDM-Kante, Vidal
CM-De Bruyne, Silva, Modric, Naingollan,
LF-Ronaldo, Hazard
RF-Messi, Salah
CF-Kane, Aguero

It’s all opinions of course, but to me that’s damn near the best 23 man squad your going to get currently and I count 10 players from the PL there, 4 from the bundesliga, 7 La Liga and 2 Serie A. I genuinely do think the best quality players we have in this league is higher than other leagues.



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22 Feb 2018 18:46:42
I think I would rather keep Karius than replace with an ageing declining Navas. He’s probably better than Karius right now but I’m not convinced it will stay that way for long. I still have high hopes for Karius and hope he proves his worth in the remainder of the season.



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16 Feb 2018 00:15:53
Personally I would ditch Matip, move Gomez to CB and buy a new RB to compete/ rotate with TAA provided Clyne leaves as expected. (You never know though, we all thought Moreno was a gonna) That gives us VVD, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan at CB and TAA and another at RB. Combined with Karius/ new GK that leaves us short a real powerhouse in midfield off what I expect to be a damn near top level team.



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16 Feb 2018 00:08:50
Not saying pace is gone due to age Big Emre, but he certainly isn’t blazing past people like he was prior to his injury. He’s certainly not slow, but he was as quick as, if not quicker than Salah and that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Maybe it’s just a confidence thing and ge’ll Be back on it after his hat trick but even if he is slowing down luckily he has more to his game than pace.



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15 Feb 2018 14:08:36
More I’d say. Salah has to be up there in the 150 plus bracket based on this season and his long contract, Mane probably half that based on his obvious quality but little dips in form and his pace seems to be dwindling. Bobby is by far the best player IMO but would probably be about 100m as well because he isn’t the quickest.