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10 Jan 2020 22:30:25
Hearing we've sold Allan Rodrigues de Souza to Atletico Mineiro for a fee of around £3.2million? Work permit being the stumbling block?

Drogie

1.) 11 Jan 2020 00:37:37
Yes you probably read that in the Liverpool Echo where they said he had been sold for £3.2 million because there were work permit issues.


 

 

09 Oct 2019 16:58:29
Hearing the club will not submit new plans for the Anfield Road end expansion until 2020, with a capacity of only 60,000 ( an additional 6,000 seats )

Yes there are restrictions with infrastructure and the housing around the ground, I still feel this is really disappointing.

We have a season ticket waiting list of over 25,000 and each Match day I always see dozens of fans waiting at the ticket office ( behind the kop ) only to be told games are a sell out.

We are one of the biggest clubs in the world but can't facilitate demand.

Drogie

1.) 09 Oct 2019 18:22:48
Well it sounds like the 60,000 capacity is there for a reason and you are just looking for something to complain about. Unless you think the club should build a bigger ground somewhere else?

{Ed002's Note - This is old news and all options are being considered.}


2.) 09 Oct 2019 19:14:27
Complain? Are you for real?

I have a season ticket pal, I just feel sorry for all of you on here that can’t get tickets.


3.) 09 Oct 2019 19:25:04
Stadium size is not the only way to show you're a world class team. Don't forget that there's a human and environmental cost to these expansions as have been previously explained. So, unless you're looking for a brand new, shiny Maracana-sized stadium to underline our status, you should just wait to see what happens.

{Ed047's Note - believe it or not Arsenal have over 60,000 on the waiting list for a season ticket.


4.) 09 Oct 2019 19:44:03
I didn’t say it was, it was about being able to eat into the season ticket waiting list.


5.) 09 Oct 2019 20:06:31
ed002 the club has not said anything new have they after they said they was letting the old planning permission to run out. What was for over 4000 can't see them spending the extra money in new plans to add under 2000 seats. As for the infrastructure is there not talks ongoing about some old rail stations being reopened nearer the ground.

{Ed002's Note - There was an interview with The AP where it was explained that all options are open.}


6.) 10 Oct 2019 00:15:59
Ed 02
Sorry. I am in the states. Can you explain what those options are please?
Regards
Matt in FL.


7.) 10 Oct 2019 00:15:59
Ed 02
Sorry. I am in the states. Can you explain what those options are please?
Regards
Matt in FL.

{Ed002's Note - The owners have made it clear that any and all options are available for consideration. They have not renewed the planning permission because it made no financial sense - it took them a long tie to figure that out.}


8.) 10 Oct 2019 17:14:36
Would that include a new stadium ed02?

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - Yes, all options.}


9.) 10 Oct 2019 19:31:15
My understanding is it doesn't include a new stadium. The main issue being considered is redeveloping the Anfield Road end and the Kenny Daglish stand. This will take the capacity to 70,000. The Dalish stand would be very much like the main stand in size.


10.) 10 Oct 2019 20:14:35
Would it be fair to say the redevelopment of the main stand, was a mistake and going ahead with plans to build a new stadium away from Anfield, would have made better financial sense, in the long term?

Thanks for the reply.

{Ed002's Note - No. The cost of building a new stadium would be very significant - Spurs have spent something close to £1B and have been plunged in to debt. The income from an extra 6,000 to 10,000 season tickets is zip in the big scheme of things.}


11.) 11 Oct 2019 12:55:48
don't think most fans would want a new stadium but the redevelopment of Anfield road end and Sir Kenny Dalglish stand would be great. The big issue there would be the houses behind the SKD stand, the club would need to probably buy 3 full streets. That will come with a lot of trouble with people not wanting to sell up and then it will come to compulsory purchase order what all ways leaves a bitter taste. I would expect the club to win that fight though.

{Ed002's Note - The club cannot have a compulsory purchase order and already know what the limitations are at Anfield. The club are already less than popular with the locals and are not doing what was planned as it makes zero sense financially - as has been explained year in year out.}


12.) 11 Oct 2019 14:18:35
ED002 did they not get one for the main stand . And if they was to do the skd stand there is no way that could not be done without at least 3 streets being knocked down. I don’t know why they could not to get compulsory purchase order.

{Ed002's Note - That is not what the existing planning permission states. Liverpool cannot get a CPO - that would need to be the local authorities.}


13.) 11 Oct 2019 19:48:52
The redevelopment of the ground has been completed so far as very much part of a wider community regeneration plan, with the City Council as a key enabler and partner. I’d expect the Anfield Road End to get rebuilt, with additional corporate facilities probably, taking the capacity to somewhere between 60 - 65,000.
After that, any further development becomes difficult and, ironically, a regenerated community may be the very thing that prevents any further ground expansion.


14.) 11 Oct 2019 16:54:50
yes I know the local authorities have to get it ed but if they put in planning for the SKD stand and it got granted, that is the only way they would get all the houses, And then I do believe it would go that way not that I like CPO. have seen people near me have there house taken from them with CPO'S I think if they are used the owners should get more than the value of the house rather than less. And with the money in clubs now with what they pay players for one weeks wages over paying for the house near by would be go good way to go about it. I would guess the house at the back of the ground would be about the £100k mark giving an extra 25% would not be a great deal to the clubs but I would mean a lot to the home owners ed. I think in the 4 streets there is about 80 houses so about £8m for all the house an extra £2m on top with what they are paying to get the ground up to 70k with what an 70k stadium would cost to build.

{Ed002's Note - Sorry I am losing track - you say you know it would be the authorities but previously said it would be the club. Nobody has suggested three roads will go. The club has already pissed off and lied about their involvement with the local residents. The club suffers from being arrogant, uncaring and showing no respect to other clubs or individuals - perhaps they will look to force more people from their homes.}


15.) 11 Oct 2019 22:33:51
sorry ed about the 3 roads I meant 4 rows of house for it to have the same height as the main stand would need that for light not to be an issue. And as for the CPO the club would need the planning from local authorities and wants they have that if they get it then it will end up going the CPO route what the club will know will probably have to go that way to get all the houses need for the build. But as most of the time nowadays ed its the money that talks. Like I said before ed if the club wants that stand doing I do think paying over the odds for the houses would be the best way for the club to deal with the issue not that I have heard of any talk of the Sir Kenny Dalglish stand being done I was just pointing out that I see the being a bit off if it ever happens.

{Ed002's Note - You seem to have little or no understanding of the plans that exist nor how the locals are already miffed with the club. You think Liverpool could bribe the council to get CPOs to make more locals homeless then you should be sharing those with the Echo and local community. Don’t worry, they are inner city folks who have little money and could probably be forced out by the club.}


16.) 11 Oct 2019 22:50:42
am not saying anything about the club Bribing the council am just saying that the normal folk normally get the S*** end off the stick. And as I understand it now there is no plans as they ran out. and it was the local authorities that said they was going to use CPO to get the last of the houses for the main stand.


17.) 14 Oct 2019 12:02:10
Am I right in thinking that any stadium with a capacity over 60,000 needs the correct infrastructure, i.e. a train line which is situated close to the ground. Getting to Anfield is not the easiest as its right in the middle of terraced streets. Even with the clearing of houses by the main stand, its still a nightmare to get in and out of. They have buses from the city centre taking fans. An extra 6,000 seats would add some income, but compared with the cost its not worth it? When the main stand was re developed, they change the entire corporate structure, which brings in far more money, as well as redevelopment of the area around the ground.


18.) 14 Oct 2019 12:22:02
Kirkdale station is pretty close.


19.) 27 Oct 2019 04:50:54
I get off at sand hills still a fair walk that.


 

 

16 Sep 2019 19:36:17
Robbo has knock and didn't train today.

If there's any doubts whatsoever over his fitness I'd rather not see him feature tomorrow night

Chelsea away is much more important imo.

Drogie

1.) 17 Sep 2019 09:34:50
I think the days we put short term gain over long term goals a gone drogie or I hope so any way mate.


2.) 17 Sep 2019 15:40:29
I'd happily take a 3-0 loss and everyone leaving Naples fit and healthy in exchange for guaranteed 3 points this weekend.

We have bigger fish to fry this season than the Champions League.


3.) 17 Sep 2019 15:52:41
Champions League is our best bet for silverwhere. Klopp don't take league cup and FA cup to serious and no chance to win the league.


4.) 17 Sep 2019 16:04:43
I don't know why we need a loss tonight I would love a win tonight sets up the champions league great for us qualify from the group as soon as possible makes resting players later on easier. But is still want a win sunday think its a massive week for us could make getting through the groups stages a lot less stressful not like last season when it went to the end.


5.) 17 Sep 2019 17:52:11
We need to win to keep momentum grino but I just think if robbo has a niggle not worth risking him when a rest now could stop a potential stint on the sidelines.


6.) 17 Sep 2019 18:52:50
That's negative even for Walter, 2 of cities 3 CBs are injured and even with their massive squad depth you would think that would be a tough situation to come through without dropping points. I think we have every chance this season.


7.) 18 Sep 2019 09:31:05
Den82 agreed they have Thier problems but they will be just behind or just in front by January. Once January comes they will buy who they need to win the league.


8.) 19 Sep 2019 03:07:41
I hope they are in front so we can chase them down the 4 times we have been in front at Xmas hasn't exactly been great for us at the end of the season let's try reeling them in might be more successful that way for us to be at the top at Xmas and not win the league once is painful seeing that stat every year just with another year added every time it happens I don't know if I can take another season where we are top at Xmas and not win the league in May.


 

 

14 Apr 2019 20:34:52
Evening Ed001.

First of all, what a result today!

Away from the match, just want to pick up on the discussion regarding Clyne. You were spot on regarding him not being injured. Mate of mine who I sit next to at the match, knows a bloke who works with the phsyio team. He was saying that Clyne was caught smoking marijuana and partying whilst away in Ghana and the club actually spoke to the FA regarding this and the only reason he played against United was because of the lack of cover at RB.

He was also saying how worried the club was regarding Brewster's injury, especially when the leg was infected, hampering his comeback.

Brewster is very very highly rated at the club and have said that before his injury, was ahead of Owen ( at the same age ) in terms of terms of ability.

Good to see him back and scoring with the 23's along with the Ox and Gomez. I think the club will resist bringing them back early and wait until next season.

Drogie

1.) 14 Apr 2019 21:29:46
If Brewster is ahead of Owen ability wise at that age i'll be a very very happy man because in todays market that's a £150 million player.


2.) 14 Apr 2019 21:34:15
Ahh he was stoned the whole time, explains his performances over the last few years.


3.) 14 Apr 2019 22:27:05
Second hand tittle tattle Drogie, which may or may not be right.
You shouldn’t have posted that imo.


4.) 14 Apr 2019 23:23:00
Second hand title tattle? And what make you so sure mate?


5.) 14 Apr 2019 23:51:58
It's a rumour site. so why not post a rumour?


6.) 15 Apr 2019 00:56:26
I know it's a rumour page but I'm a relative of Clyne please don't slander his name by bringing drugs into it he injured his back playing how shall I say extra curricular activities lol 1000% fact but don't drag he's name through dirt he loves the club and the badge he played for just know that

Cheers
Guys.


7.) 15 Apr 2019 00:58:36
Surely everything is second hand here, everyone’s heard it from someone.


8.) 15 Apr 2019 01:48:40
Drogie - are you tslking about the period of his (Clyne) so called back injury?

If so I heard the same thing at the time. In fact I remember a rumor of that kind was flying around on social media, but never paid much attention to it.


9.) 15 Apr 2019 06:42:40
You probably shouldn’t post something that could destroy a man’s career unless you have actual proof.

{Ed001's Note - it wouldn't destroy his career. It is not seen as career-defining, let alone destroying. Numerous players each season get caught with marijuana in their systems. It was not marijuana that caused Clyne to be dropped, it was his lifestyle. The guy may claim to care about Liverpool or football in general, but the only thing he gives a toss about is living the high life.}


10.) 15 Apr 2019 07:40:20
Those of you that read my posts will know that I never post a rumour, in fact it’s probbly my first!

I was given the info by a good friend of mine that I sit next to at the match, I’m not one for spreading cr*p.

Sorry if I’ve offended anyone, but the club are finished with Clyne.


11.) 15 Apr 2019 19:22:28
Ed01 already addressed the Clyne issue months when many moaned as to why he was not being picked. Ed01 said at the time that he was "not living the lifestyle of a professional footballer" and if anything the OP posted is true then that was what Ed01 may have been referring to.

IMO and regardless of his alleged lifestyle, he is light years behind Trent, Milner and even Hendo at RB and for me, Klopp did the right thing by getting shot of him cos he was no good enuff. Now if you add his "lifestyle" to the equation then it was a no-brainer.

{Ed001's Note - I have already posted in this thread that it was not about a drugs test. It was his party lifestyle. He acts like one of those spoilt rich kids who have too much money and never had to earn it as they were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Klopp wants professionals who train hard and not turn up to training after snatching 20 minutes kip following a night out partying.}


12.) 16 Apr 2019 12:42:38
With you all the way on that one, Ed. Regardless of his issues (of which there are many, clearly) he is a dreadful player and I'm thankful he is no longer here and we will get rid come this summer.

{Ed001's Note - the sad thing is that he was a dreadful player because of his own attitude. He had the ability to be more than good enough.}


13.) 17 Apr 2019 23:25:06
Clyne will always be an important footnote in Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnolds careers.


 

 

02 Mar 2019 22:35:09
Echo is reporting the Ox is expected to feature for the under-23s over the coming week.

Drogie

1.) 03 Mar 2019 00:01:28
yes, read that, great news, and he is really liked by all the staff, players and fans, so its a huge lift,
I have a good feeling about this return from injury,
he is really good for the club .


2.) 03 Mar 2019 04:19:05
Could be extremely helpful to inject some energy into midfield as we go into the final run-in.


3.) 03 Mar 2019 05:56:46
He’s built like a horse that lad.


4.) 03 Mar 2019 11:22:57
I think it's important we don't place too many expectations on him for this season at least. Coming back from a horrible injury often has many set backs. I would expect him to suffer little niggles and strains a lot as he's trying to get back to full fitness.

Next season I'm sure he will be back to his best.


5.) 03 Mar 2019 14:37:50
Surely if you’re gunna say that, he’s built like an ox?


6.) 04 Mar 2019 07:58:45
He’d better be careful then. another leg injury and they might shoot him.

{Ed025's Note - nice one marshy..


7.) 04 Mar 2019 16:14:46
If anyone in the team were built like a horse shouldn't it be Mane?

{Ed025's Note - love it 67..


 

 

 

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10 May 2020 08:19:58
Liverpool's greatest day: driving an open-top bus through Everton's hopes and dreams in 1986

On this day in 86 not only a good day at the old Wembley but putting Everton in our shadow once again. Fa cup and league double.

Rushey got 2, Johnston sealed it after Gary Lineker put the bitters ahead.

Drogie

{Ed025's Note - i was there drogie in the liverpool end, halcyon days indeed, we were actually the better side but never performed on the day, still a great day and the pubs were ringing out with cries of "merseyside merseyside" as we took over the capital, if only it were like that these days mate, instead we have nutters on both sides who prefer to fight instead of sing....its very sad actually..


1.) 10 May 2020 08:49:23
ed025 could not agree more so much better when it was like that red stood with blue. when did it change ed such a shame because I can never see it going back to how it was.

{Ed025's Note - i would say the start of the millenium grino but im guessing, i cant see it ever going back to them heady days mate which is such a shame, we were revered as the best supporters in the land and we were, sadly we are just like the rest now..


2.) 10 May 2020 10:58:57
Shame both sets of fans aren't in the better mind set would love there to be mutual respect running through all the fans. it shows how society has changed for the worse over the years.


3.) 10 May 2020 11:31:22
I was there with my mate, Blues supporter, what a game. As ed25 said the atmosphere was amazing the memories of being outside the ground after seeing blue and red together everywhere. Awesome.

{Ed025's Note - it really was wiltshire, those who were lucky enough to be there will never forget it mate..


4.) 10 May 2020 12:57:34
Saying that though Ed, there was some bad blood with Man Utd from both Merseyside teams.
But at least Everton weren’t Man Utd B Team then!

{Ed025's Note - and the reds are not southampton B either juicer.. :)


5.) 10 May 2020 16:40:25
Lmao, true Ed.


6.) 11 May 2020 01:08:28
Bit harsh Ed25. Given the way transfers have gone, prob fairer to say Southampton are the Liverpool B side nowadays.


7.) 11 May 2020 17:59:12
Ed025, that's what football should be all about, man. Not so much these days, sadly.

{Ed025's Note - yeah your right RM, i used to look forward to derbies and the day would start at 10am and go right through till midnight, we would all be together whatever the result and yes there was a load of stick given but it was all in good fun and you took it on the chin mate, the last one i went to the supporters were vile to each other and i swore i would never go again..


 

 

28 Apr 2020 19:01:07
Evening Ed002.

Not liverpool related but there's lots of talk regarding the Newcastle take over.

Rich owners but clearly have to adhere to FFP. I'm sure they will initially want to invest in the team but how can the spending be monitored?

Drogie

{Ed002's Note - The FFP process monitors spending. Clubs are allowed to request permission for an initial additional spend after new owners take charge, but they then have to fall within FFP.}


1.) 28 Apr 2020 19:17:50
Ok thanks 002, wasn’t aware of that.
Just out of interest, is there a cap on how much they can ask for? ( Initial spend )

{Ed002's Note - It has to be a reasonable amount, there is no specific figure.}


2.) 28 Apr 2020 19:49:09
Edd002, can they just come out and say that they're investing £900m or would that be classed as unreasonable? Because they can certainly afford to and there is an argument that a £900m investment would drastically increase the value of their new asset.

{Ed002's Note - It is a ridiculous question. How would it increase the value of the asset?}


3.) 28 Apr 2020 20:47:40
Ed002. Man City's owners have spent about £1bn? How much is Man City worth now to what it was when they bought it? Probably not £1bn more but very significantly more, also factoring inflation into the equation?

I was merely asking, are they allowed to suggest that much money? As you did state there is no official cap to how much they can request.

{Ed002's Note - The owners spent the bulk of the money years ago - long before sponsorship and media income twisted the values of English sides.}


4.) 28 Apr 2020 20:57:08
Thanks Ed002, I understand that they did that before FFP was introduced.

I'm just asking if they suggested investing a very large amount of money, mainly into the playing squad, with the right management behind it, they could be challenging or qualifying for Europe, hence their income becoming significantly higher and thus, the asset is worth more.

I'm far less privy to the ratio of investment needed to raise the value of the club than you are, but clearly, significant investment in the playing squad increases the income and then hence the value of the club/ asset.

Am I way off the mark here? I'm happy to be educated if I'm very wide of the mark.

{Ed002's Note - It is not a sensible question - it is a light year away from reality.}


5.) 29 Apr 2020 13:46:46
ed002 do you think owners that can afford it should be able to spend what they like and is this good for football or bad. I don't know myself its good with extra money coming into the game because transfer do normally work there way down but then the PSG signing of Naymar sent transfer fees to a new level what was not good for football because average players started going for way to much money you could put Coutinho don't know what the fee was but know he was not worth nowhere near that.

{Ed002's Note - No, letting owners spend what they like would not be good for football.}


6.) 29 Apr 2020 15:10:50
He should build a Disney World esc theme park and call it Newcastle Football Club land, then people all over Europe would come. That would create massive income and FFP wouldn’t matter anymore.
Everton did it years ago, the ‘Goodison park Circus’ brings in loads of punters.


 

 

25 Apr 2020 12:29:09
Ed002.

Easy on the cocktails now.

Lots of talk regarding league positions etc should the Premier League not be concluded.

What happens about prize money? Teams coming up, would they be entitled to the money associated with promotion? CL and Europa League final positions, would they be entitled to the prize money? Should LFC not get awarded their title, would they get the money for coming first?

Drogie

{Ed002's Note - If the season cannot be completed the best clubs can expect is pro-rata prize money reflecting loss of income to the Premier League. The prize money is divided in to (1) an equal share (a fixed amount given to each club), (2) the facility fee (for hosting games); (3) a merit payment (the highest amount to first place reducing by something like £2M per place); (4) International TV income (divided equally between club); (5) commercial payment (divided equally between all clubs). So where income is less, the payments to the clubs will be less. Being awarded the title is of no relevance, the payments that a variables are the facility fees (which reflect the televised games) and the merit payment which is based on position.

I am not sure what money you see as being related to promotion beyond payments for places in the lower tiers.}


1.) 25 Apr 2020 13:31:33
What I meant was, if two teams were promoted, they will clearly generate more money than they would should they be still in the Championship.

I understand the position regarding the loss of income to the PL and how the money is divided up I just find it hard to see how clubs can be awarded CL places and the money associated with it. Take United for instance, should things end as they are, no CL football next season when they would have a good chance of qualifying with 10 games remaining

It’s the merit payment that’s the hilarious and contradicting one. We’d receive the payment for being first but not the title, for coming first. By not awarding a trophy for winning means you’re not first and you’re not entitled to the merit that comes with finishing first.

The whole thing makes Zero sense to me, the speak would be better off being null and void imo.

{Ed002's Note - If clubs are promoted they will get the money for next season in the same way as has always happened. The merit payment is not a contradiction - it is a payment for each league position and is unrelated to any trophy. I really don't think you understand any of this at all.}


2.) 25 Apr 2020 14:06:05
That’s my point, I don’t agree and this is my personal opinion of course, with the fact that two teams should be awarded promotion without actually Mathematically winning the Championship or coming 2nd for the automatic places.

I do understand but for me it is a contradiction, some will disagree. I don’t see how we can we be awarded money for a league position that’s not theoretically first with 10 games to go. Yes, it’s the position we are in now should the league end now but I disagree. Just like I think awarding CL spots should things end now is wrong.

My opinions.

{Ed002's Note - You should write to Liverpool asking them to refuse the prize money for the league then.}


3.) 25 Apr 2020 20:19:35
Been saying since the beginning. Pick a date (late as possible) to complete games for 2019-20 season. Once it passes, start looking to 20-21 season. Yes there may be a delay or the likelihood that next season has games behind closed doors
But I just see no sense in aimlessly waiting around for 'x' amount of time with no end date.


4.) 26 Apr 2020 08:00:58
Main problem I see is the rescheduling of the Euros which has basically given every league a hard deadline of May 2021 to finish two seasons. For me, UEFA should cancel the Euros completely which frees up extra time for the 19/ 20 and 20/ 21 leagues to finish.

{Ed002's Note - UEFA are not going to do that. Nobody is going to keep disrupting future seasons and tournaments to satify Liverpool supporters.}


5.) 26 Apr 2020 18:30:05
It's not all about Liverpool Ed002, there are many losers and winners in this situation. I simply don't see the point of leaving the 2020/ 21 Euros in the calendar at the expense of completing delayed league seasons, surely league football is the 'bread and butter' that all football comes from - by forcing Euro 2020/ 21 into the equation then that affects every league's attempt to finish properly. Even more of an issue may be the setup of the tournameny with teams and supporters expected to travel all over the place.

{Ed002's Note - The Euros are a UEFA competition. Travel is no different than clubs going to away matches. You are just looking at this from a Liverpool perspective - no other clubs are whining like this at all. Clubs don't like losing out but have to suck it up.}


6.) 30 Apr 2020 17:00:50
'suck it up' is a good phrase to take on board here ed2.


 

 

19 Apr 2020 12:47:52
I'll never, ever moan about going to an 8pm kick off on cold Feb night again.

Drogie

1.) 19 Apr 2020 13:48:23
Me neither, Drogie! Getting home at 1.30 in morning. Can ownly dream at the moment, mate.


2.) 19 Apr 2020 14:22:53
Bloody hell, where do you live Rome mate?


3.) 19 Apr 2020 15:12:45
In Rome haha.


4.) 19 Apr 2020 20:16:59
In the Black Country, mate.


5.) 20 Apr 2020 14:57:40
As Joni Mitchell sang, "You don't know what you got till it's gone".


 

 

13 Apr 2020 13:12:50
Whilst I do have respect for what Lampard has done during his reign at Chelsea, I find his latest comments slightly odd. Claiming he won't copy Manchester City and Liverpool.

Man City and now Liverpool are copying Chelsea's strategy in buying success.

Drogie

1.) 13 Apr 2020 13:50:57
OP, in what way will he not copy LFC or City, exactly?


2.) 13 Apr 2020 14:30:16
Recruitment- Spending.

{Ed002's Note - You have clearly misunderstood something.}


3.) 13 Apr 2020 16:16:56
I think he meant tactically.


4.) 13 Apr 2020 16:29:24
I think he means by not trying to win the league :)

It's a good excuse for being a mediocre side!


5.) 13 Apr 2020 18:04:47
I think Frank has done a decent job at Chelsea and came along at the right time with the transfer ban, I wouldn’t call it a free ride for a season but it’s certainly forced his hand to play the academy players. Which considering the talent Chelsea has it’s ranks in the academy has certainly worked out well for certain players.

It’s something Chelsea hasn’t been used to imo, since 2004/ 05. Liverpool and City have certainly followed Chelsea’s blue print in buying success. To be fair to Chelsea though it’s been the blueprint since the creation of the Premier League.


6.) 13 Apr 2020 20:17:08
Drogie, everyone in the PL aspiring to make it into the top 6 (as well as the top 6 themselves) are now engaging in the same "buying success" blue print that let's face it, Utd under Fergie began. It just took a while for the rest of the big clubs to catch up. With the type of cash awash in the PL now, every club is trying to buy success now so Lampard should stop being a hypocrite cos had their ban not happened, they would have dropped serious cash this season as well.

Teams like Everton have spent over 400m in the past 4 seasons just to bust into the top 4 (at the time they started in the summer of 2016) and it hasn't worked out. LFC have spent 100's of millions since 1990 to win the PL as well. Utd are still throwing money at their lack of success problems while Arsenal and Spurs are doing the same thing.

My point is that everyone does it now so for Lampard to start saying that as if LFC and City just started dropping massive dough on players is again, hypocritical.


7.) 13 Apr 2020 20:45:13
Red Meister mate.

I’m totally with you pal re success in the PL era. I’ve seen the transformation since the mid 80’s.

Without the riches of the Premier League and selling their soul to the stock exchange - United and Ferguson wouldn’t be held in the same breath as shanks and Paisley and Liverpool.


8.) 13 Apr 2020 20:58:36
I still think Frank has done a decent job at Chelsea considering it’s his first season.


9.) 13 Apr 2020 21:55:17
Drogie, I fully agree with you s well and indeed, Lampard has done a decent job overall. That is a separate issue. I just think like you, he should get off his fake moral soap box, trying to rewrite history to make it look like only LFC and City (who by the way have considerably outspent LFC since 2009) started spending big dough on players whereas, Chelsea were the ones that blew everyone (even Utd) out of the water in the PL in 2003, transfer spending-wise. His hypocrisy is deafening.


 

 

 

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14 May 2020 21:55:51
Brutal that 25 mate.

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04 May 2020 17:44:07
Home advantage is a weak argument during this situation. The main advantage is the fans getting behind the team, driving the team forward, even if games are played in there own stadiums, there will be no fans.

Prime example of home advantage recently ( from our pint of view ) is Liverpool needing 4 goals to beat Barcelona In order to progress to the final of the European Cup.

I’ve been to Palace away and it’s like a cauldron when they need to get behind the team, the place is rocking! Without the fans there would be no intimidation at Selhurst Park.

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{Ed002's Note - That is not what a number of the teams think.}


 

 

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23 Apr 2020 20:32:29
I wouldn’t worry, I don’t think we’re in for Werner, if reports are correct, he wants assurances over playing time. Pulisic wanted the same and lucky for us, with him signing for Chelsea - we dodged a bullet.

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17 Apr 2020 20:42:57
Ed002.

What’s your profession that requires the extensive travel.

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{Ed002's Note - Gentleman adventurer and retired rodeo clown.}


 

 

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12 Apr 2020 19:51:53
It’s an interesting question Epic.

I was listening on the radio the day he moved to United, it was transfer deadline day.

All the talk was that he was in a helicopter, heading to the Northwest to sign for us.

The rest is history.

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22 May 2020 18:46:24
Clearly disappointed 25 mate but I have heard Barry’s reputation precedes him in Louth and surrounding villages 😍.

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19 May 2020 19:51:44
We all have reservations, we all have families, me included, but the fact of the matter is, we all have to return to work at some point. If I decide not to go back to work until a vaccine is found, I’ll be out of a job, I’ll bet that wouldn’t be the case for Someone like Danny Rose or Aguero.

My salary has been decimated due to being furloughed, I have to wait outside Sainsbury’s for half an hour before I can get my shopping, do you think these pre Madonna’s do on their £100k a week?

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19 May 2020 18:30:41
Why should it be stopped? The whole economy would collapse if we took that attitude .

I’m hoping I start back to work on the 1st June, if someone tests positive the business won’t stop.

I have no choice, if we start on the 1st I’ll need to be in, I don’t have the luxury of a £100k per week salary, whereby, like many others, can’t afford to say, I don’t want to go back to work.

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17 May 2020 19:51:02
Thanks ed002.

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14 May 2020 11:55:32
Simon Jordan talks a lot of sense, totally agree.

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