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01 Jul 2019 16:48:30
Bruno to Liverpool WILL happen. Thought the deal was closer than it was so apologies for the post the other day saying it was close, been a slight delay but all should go ahead in the coming days.

1.) 01 Jul 2019 17:20:15
I will post a tribute to you if you get it right, stating you are the best poster of all time, but if it doesnt you must post an apology then delete your account - deal?

2.) 01 Jul 2019 17:37:48
Why does he have to delete? It's a rumours site isn't it?

3.) 01 Jul 2019 18:25:13
You are just copying Twitter BS and selling it as your own.
Twitter user @JurgenHead has posted a long story stating the same. It's most likely BS but a very fun read for those who like old fashioned transfer rumours :)

4.) 01 Jul 2019 18:31:09
Its a light hearted jokey bet, chill. just seeing whether he thinks it will happen or is just chatting sh.

5.) 01 Jul 2019 19:25:23
Samuel A isn't posting a rumour, more a statement of fact.

6.) 01 Jul 2019 19:49:39
Thanks for contributing to the site, Samuel A.
Keep posting mate.

7.) 01 Jul 2019 22:21:09
Bruno? as in fernandes.

8.) 01 Jul 2019 22:55:49

9.) 01 Jul 2019 22:59:40
More likely to sign Frank Bruno.

10.) 01 Jul 2019 23:26:19

11.) 02 Jul 2019 03:33:01
Cheyrou oh god the memories!

its Fernandez anyway OP is talking about xD.

12.) 02 Jul 2019 07:36:59
Bruno Cheyrou. the next Zidane! ????????.

13.) 02 Jul 2019 07:48:23
Now I understand what ed002 means. You share something you hear and the cretins like lil fighter who roll from the woodwork and throw unnecessary abuse, cool I won't bother you again and will see myself out. Good bye.

14.) 02 Jul 2019 08:21:15
that @JurgenHead thread is actually quite compelling.

15.) 02 Jul 2019 10:24:59
It's ok Samuel I enjoyed the read.

16.) 02 Jul 2019 15:04:23
Bruno to Liverpool WILL NOT happen.

17.) 02 Jul 2019 16:34:11
Might be the same guy as the one on twitter. Talking of which I just read it and I never go on Twitter. Its definitely worth a read. Its either true or an exceptionally well thought up lie!

18.) 02 Jul 2019 16:37:55
As in Frank.

19.) 02 Jul 2019 16:38:19
lil_fighter, how do you know Samuel isn't Jurgenhead off twitter himself?

20.) 02 Jul 2019 22:24:51
Bruno Mars.

21.) 03 Jul 2019 06:54:14
Didn't mean to insult you Samuel ;) keep contributing to the site!

I always enjoy reading transfer rumours (even odd ones) but I personally feel there is a difference between sharing a rumour and pretending to be someone IDK.



19 Jun 2019 11:32:59
Good morning or afternoon which ever part of the world you reside from.

Liverpool are close to completing a deal
for Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon.

The deal isn't directly linked with Rafael Camacho going the other way, two totally separate deals.

Have a good day

S x.

1.) 19 Jun 2019 11:36:19
Any news on this eds?

2.) 19 Jun 2019 12:43:41
No chance!

3.) 19 Jun 2019 13:32:42
We've got

All of whom when fully fit are starters and all vying for 3 places.
We need to lose at least one as it is. At the moment it's Lallana
who has unfortunately fallen down the pecking order.
I seriously hope this rumour is bs. We do not need another midfielder.

4.) 19 Jun 2019 14:03:46
People keep coming out with all these midfielders we have but if we want to go to the next level we need to be ruthless.

We have 3 attacking midfielders. Keita, Lallana and Ox. The only one who has proven he is good enough is Ox, and none of them have proven they can be relied on 30 games a season. If there is a chance to sign a player with 32 goals and 18 assists from midfield, you don't turn them down to remain loyal to players who had little to no impact over the last 12 month's.

Milner, Henderson, Gini and Fabinho are our only midfielders who earned their salaries last season and they're all better as box to box / holding midfielders.

5.) 19 Jun 2019 14:20:11
Odd thing Liverpool would be spending valuable time scouting a player, they don't have the need for then.

{Ed001's Note - why would that be odd? Teams have to scout players because you never know when you might need one. Illness or injury can end a player's career at any moment, for example.}

6.) 19 Jun 2019 14:34:17
We need another attacking midfielder in my opinion, we have enough forwards but no AM.

This is how i see your list above
Henderson - Box 2 box / DM
Wijnaldum - Box 2 box
Fabinho - DM
MIlner - Box 2 Box / AM (But ageing won't be a major starter)
Keita - Box 2 box
Oxlade-Chamberlain - AM (Coming back from a heavy layoff)
Lallana - Should be sold, as can't be relied upon.

From how i seen it we only have 2 AM one of which is ageing and will possibly only have 1 more season and Ox who has just come back from a long injury and could easily get a few niggles keeping him out for short periods. That means we are back to just Box 2 box midfielders and DM with little creativity coming from the midfield. I know a lot of our chances come from our fullbacks, but we need to have more options in attacking, someone to play balls through the defence. Although i do believe this is one of Keita's strong points in his game, so hopefully he steps up there.

7.) 19 Jun 2019 14:54:18
Isn't Henderson managing an injury aswell?

8.) 19 Jun 2019 14:57:57
Are we doing it ed? Or is it going to be another fekir. oh no i just jinxed us😣😣😣.

{Ed002's Note - I am not entirely sure I understand the question. All of Liverpool’s efforts (as far as the fans are concerned) appear to be working on Pepe to replace Salah, Mbappe to replace Pepe and Dembele to replace Mbappe (or something like that.}

9.) 19 Jun 2019 15:16:09
I said it before and i will say it again, if we do not REFRESH our squad this window, we will end up like Spurs.
Lallana and to some extent Ox cannot be relied on. Lallana is past his best and Ox just coming back from an injury where he gets his speed from.
So tell me why we can't scout and bid for Fernandes and the like?

10.) 19 Jun 2019 15:24:22
I think we are all just guessing and trying to piece together our transfer strategy for this summer mate to be fair. I am no different however I do realise we won’t be signing Pépé, Fernandez and the likes of.

{Ed002's Note -We will see.}

11.) 19 Jun 2019 16:01:17
I must admit, I did giggle when I saw the Metro linking us to Mbappe.

12.) 19 Jun 2019 16:01:50
So we have the highest points total in the history of the club AND win a champs league at the same time and everyone wants to suddenly change the first 11?

Whether flashy or not that first 11 IS capable of winning a title and probably will. But if start changing players we will also affects tactics and team chemistry.

Personally I hope we don't sign anyone for the first 11. We need viable back ups not starting 11.

13.) 19 Jun 2019 16:57:04
Nevada we don’t need to replace the starting 11 but we do need cover for both full backs as they can’t play 50+ Games each. Same with the front 3 we need cover and possibly a creative midfielder.

14.) 19 Jun 2019 17:23:07
Personally hoping we sign Fernandes. I think he would be a great complement to a great squad. Lallana probably needs to move for game time but I still believe in him when fit. Keita I was expecting a lot of but a year in England not comfortable with the language would be tough for many players. Cost so much go can't just give up on him, and hopefully he will prosper next season. Fekir is a good option in lieu of Fernandes and Ox is always there.

15.) 19 Jun 2019 17:24:56
That's why I said I hope we just sign viable subs Virgil. But anyone thinking fernandes, Pepe etc are coming to be subs is a bit mistaken.

16.) 19 Jun 2019 18:07:18
There is a good argument made by MSMP on discussion page regarding injury history of our few players.
It's worth a look!

{Ed001's Note - can you stick with MSMP or this account and stop swapping between them. They have the same IP and tried to post the same injury history post, so it is clearly you swapping between accounts. The T&Cs are clear - one account only, so pick one and the other will be deleted.}

17.) 19 Jun 2019 18:31:55

18.) 19 Jun 2019 18:49:17
Haha, busted TheRedKop. There's no need to have conversations with yourself. There's plenty of people on here.

Are you OK mate? Do you need help?

19.) 19 Jun 2019 19:00:54
The red kop I suggest you make a new account called TRKMSMP and combine your two personalities 😂.

20.) 19 Jun 2019 19:58:42
Oh dear Redkop. Have you listened to 'Personality crisis' by the New York dolls.

21.) 20 Jun 2019 01:46:30
So i had to go and check out what msmp said on the discussion page. Bit further down and msmp and TRK is havin a conversation with themselves. himself. ha ha 🤪.

22.) 20 Jun 2019 02:38:32
Apart from goalkeeper. I don’t believe in “back ups”.

A top team should have a strong squad which are all capable of pushing for a 1st team place. Not 11 players and some back ups .

23.) 20 Jun 2019 02:44:26
Love it when someone gets owned on here. So funny. Firminosteeth’s teeth one was the highlight of last summers transfer window for me. Even more so than signing Allison and that’s saying something.



30 Nov 2018 09:10:04
Adidas to be Liverpool's next kit sponsor.

{Ed001's Note - sponsor? Do you mean manufacturer?}

1.) 30 Nov 2018 09:23:10
Corrected, thank you Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - that's ok, just wanted to make it clear for everyone reading.}

2.) 30 Nov 2018 10:48:43
oooh i like adidas. better than nike.

3.) 30 Nov 2018 10:54:04
Actually it is Nike who will make the kits, just saying.

4.) 30 Nov 2018 11:22:06
Damn Nike has been decreasing their quality last few years.

5.) 30 Nov 2018 13:29:55
I don't care who manufactures the kit as long as the manufacturer gives cool money to the club. please share as soon as u know something about it ed01.

{Ed001's Note - it is not my area mate, the playing staff and coaches never take much notice of these kind of things, so only tend to find out when they have to have pics taken in it.}

6.) 30 Nov 2018 17:40:27
When is this meant to be happening anyone know?

7.) 03 Dec 2018 09:07:26
nike has been really subpar lately in the kits they produced.



22 Nov 2018 15:11:49
Lallana is to re-join Bournemouth. Loan with an obligation to buy.




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24 Apr 2019 09:09:22
If you don't like to hear the truth, or Ed002's opinion don't ask for it, simple really.

1.) 24 Apr 2019 17:57:00
Or don’t read it but don’t try and deny others the benefit of his/ her expertise 🤝.



20 Mar 2019 10:42:13
Just looking at an article which shows all of Rafas signings at LFC. Who remembers Mark Gonzalez? I thought he was going to be the absolute dogs nuts, actually rates him in his time with us. Does ED001 and the rest of you guys remember him and why didn't it work out?

{Ed001's Note - he was very quick but awful technically.}

1.) 20 Mar 2019 13:13:25
Remember him, it was a punt that didn't work out. Anyone know how his career went? I mean, isn't Luis Alberto doing well now?

2.) 20 Mar 2019 13:26:31
Think he played in Spain for a while and then back to South America.

Him and Sebastian Leto filled the role of "lesser-spotted South American Winger" for about 4 seasons back in the 2000's.

3.) 20 Mar 2019 13:37:59
Lol he was bloody terrible! I almost forgot he existed.

4.) 20 Mar 2019 15:09:18
I saw the article about Rafa’s 64 signings for Liverpool, too. I remembered everyone of them except Jan Kromkamp. I have absolutely no recollection of the lad at all. I looked him up on Google, stared at photos of him in his Liverpool kit and . nothing. I can recall, for example, a goal by Kevin Keegan on his Liverpool debut against Nottingham Forest at Anfield in August 1971 as if it was yesterday but Kromkamp signing and playing for us in 2006? Absolutely zilch. Isn’t that weird? Or is it a sign of Old Timers Disease catching up with me?

5.) 20 Mar 2019 15:37:22
Wirral Wonder-- Watch Stevie G's goal against West Ham in the cup final and you'll see him. he managed to find his way into the celebrations (and even more suprisingly the pitch! ) .

I wonder what he's up too. Hope the lad is well.

6.) 20 Mar 2019 15:38:39
Kromkamp was terrible. Don't think he played that much. His highlight was that atrocious dive he committed, it was utterly embarrassing. Gonzalez was tipped to be the next "insert name here". Just never lived up to the hype.

7.) 20 Mar 2019 15:49:31
c-mattthews94, I was sure you were wrong about that so I looked it up. Jeez, he actually did come on as sub in that FA Cup Final for Xabi Alonso! And yep, there he is celebrating that Gerrard equalizer. Apparently he made 18 appearances for Liverpool mostly as a sub. And I don’t remember a thing about him! I’m off to arrange for a full time nurse.

8.) 20 Mar 2019 19:17:35
I remember when we signed jovanovic and he smashed the bar from 35 yards against arsenal on his debut, thought we’d uncovered a gem - best it got for him too.

9.) 20 Mar 2019 19:57:03
Kronkamp was part of the team that won the FA Cup in 2006. He even came on as a sub in that final. As for Mark Gonzalez, he left LFC and had a stint in Russia with CSKA and played for Chile in the 2010 WC. That's about all I can remember.

10.) 20 Mar 2019 20:31:15
Do you remember the lengths we went to to get a work permit for Gonzalez? What a let down.



14 Mar 2019 09:05:15
I thought we played a thoroughly professional game. Going to the Allianz is no easy feat, even if this is a Bayern Munich side in transition. Niko Kovac opted for a more deeper approach, almost goading us to attack them and commit our full backs allowing Gnabry and Ribery to hit us on the counter. It didn't work, even though Gnabry had the better of Robbo on several occasions the attacks weren't utilised properly. The first 30 minutes saw some nasty challenges, luckily nobody came out hurt other than Hendo which was nobodys fault. The game then changed when Mane scored. He's not just scoring goals but scoring world class goals week in week out and this one tops the lot in my opinion. I'll never know for the life of me what the keeper is upto though! The own goal im really disappointed with, Gnabry getting the better of Robbo was a common trend in both legs but Virgils positioning was all over the place (which is a rareity) . Now, many people say Matip couldn't do anything about the goal but, if he kicks the ball back the way it came from and boots it in the stands it's a corner. Again I might seem harsh on Matip but he just doesn't set himself up right for clearances, his body is all over the place however it was good to see him grow into the game as it went on.

Second half was better, the one touch off the ball runs that gave us so much joy last season started to re-appear and in all honesty it should've been more than 3-1 in the end. We worked hard to gain the advantage and Virgil came out trumps with a colossal header. let's give Milly a lot of credit for the ball, it was inch perfect for the big dutchman. Then keeping on the subject of inch perfect, Salah produces an outrageous toe poke for Mane to kill the game. Mane is deceivingly good in the air for such a little bloke!

Whilst it was good from us it was poor from Bayern, it isn't every day the Allianz empty's on 85 minutes. Massive credit to goes us though.

Up the reds, bring on anyone.



17 Feb 2019 13:47:50
Hi Tris,

Hope you and your family are well firstly. Just like to thank you for the reviews each day, I look forward to them every day. Would love to pick your brains on football over a drink (non alcoholic in your case) .

I have been reading about defensive options, I agree, sell Matip and possibly Lovren, I'd love to see us get someone with the ball playing side Matip has but with Lovren physical presence. I know we have differing opinions on De Ligt so was thinking of alternatives. Who would be your ideal signing? I'd welcome Klostermann to challenge Trent the centre back is a toughy, nobody really stands out.

{Ed001's Note - everything is good thanks mate, I hope all is well with you and yours too SA?

I have not seen anyone enough that has stood out. Konate at RBL has looked good on the one occasion I saw him, but just one game is not enough. Other than that, it would be Atletico's Uruguayan Gimenez that I would like but is very unlikely.}

1.) 17 Feb 2019 14:21:13
How about Kalidou Koulibaly I’d like to see him st Liverpool!

2.) 17 Feb 2019 14:40:49
Ed01, I have seen Konate a lot last season (watched RBL's games to keep tabs on Naby) and tho he is a physical presence and and pace like his partner Upamecano, I think he is still a bit too raw for a step up to the EPL. Just my opinion. Regarding CB's that have impressed me as well, Jimenez is a good shout BUT do you think he is that good cos Godin is next to him cos after all, that partnership is also the first choice partnership for Uruguay?

{Ed001's Note - hard to tell but yes he does look specia,l.}

3.) 17 Feb 2019 15:02:13
That athletico Madrid cb. Right footed, stand out cb at the world Cup. Can't remember who he plays for or his name so that's you lot well informed on my opinion. A guy who once played well. Two syllables. Bald or short hair. I think it's Uruguay actually.

4.) 17 Feb 2019 15:03:56
Oh redwolf already mentioned him. Godin. He would be perfect. I'd rather Joe gomez manages to put his injuries behind him though. He has it in him to be one of the world's best imo.

5.) 17 Feb 2019 15:04:54
Remember he is still only 22 and kept that Brazilian prima Donna forward quiet when psg came to anfield.

6.) 17 Feb 2019 15:49:59
All well and good my end thanks. Konate looks fantastic, certainly better than Upamecano in my opinion. Giminez is the real deal, offers everything you’d desire in a defender.

God in is on the wrong side of his career now, so unfortunate as he’s my favourite defender out there. I would worry our style wouldn't suit him either.

{Ed001's Note - Godin is slowing down badly. Shame because he is my favourite as well.}

7.) 17 Feb 2019 16:58:38
Godin has already agreed a deal to go to Inter hasn't he?

8.) 18 Feb 2019 00:30:47
I'd like to see Gary Cahill as a possible option. 32 yes but on a free with a 2 year contract I think it would be smart business. Bags of PL experience and medals won. Very good on the ball and has the defensive aggression that matip lacks. His current role at Chelsea would make you think he might love the last big challenge of his career by adding experience to our backline and certainly be given more opportunities of game time than he currently is. I think it would be shrewd business but I feel others might disagree, we've built a nice young squad but no harm in a couple of guys who've tasted success around the squad. Similar to what Milner has done for us.

{Ed0333's Note - really mate Garry Cahill? He wasn’t that good in his prime and you want him now that he’s in the winter of his career? Would be a massive waste of money and time imo.

9.) 18 Feb 2019 02:56:34
That's a fair point I figured people might disagree. I think it's a tad harsh to say he wasn't good in his prime. In 5 full seasons at Chelsea he's played over 200 games under 4 different managers, he's made PFA team of the year in 3 of those season, won every major trophy possible with Chelsea. Yes he's 32 but with teams who tend to dominate possession like us you often see centrebacks being able to play at a high standard into later years due to less workload needed over course of 90 mins. As a backup option I'd take him over matip any day who's on a similar wage currently. Would receive a fee for matip and get Cahill on a free with a 2 year contract. I can't see how that would be a waste of money as opposed to the crazy money being talked for these young defenders who've proved little at the highest level yet, and sitting in the bench possibly behind Joe and vvd would certainly not aid any of there potential development. I see you're point I just kind of disagree is all hahs.

{Ed0333's Note - he wouldn’t be free there’s wages and a signing on fee. He’s has no pace and offers little. I appreciate he won honors and was a mainstay of the Chelsea side a while back but I don’t rate him never did don’t do now but I respect the fact you do. I would rather we blood a kid than a near 33 year old Cahill.

10.) 18 Feb 2019 04:02:22
I still think it would be low risk maybe 4 or 5 mill sign on fee. An experienced player can be invaluable sometimes to have around the club not only on the field as you see with a lot of successful teams. I understand your view completely, an ideal situation would be a young centre half who beds in straight away and progress over time into world class. I just find fans calling for de ligt, militao, konate etc to sign aren't acknowledging the fact that their fees would be in VVD ball park. Would be outrageous spending that money on realistically a 3rd choice as Gomez and virg have shown zero signs of needing replaced. Those players have a year or 2 experience under their belts in much weaker leagues. There is a very high failure rate with these kind of signings especially defenders coming in young to much superior PL. On a 5 or 6 year contract with big wages it's a huge gamble. Markovich type of situation can then turn very costly. If I was to choose a youngish centre half I'd prefer PL experience personally. Out of curiosity how do you rate lascelles? Only mid 20s and he seems to be a good leader and very vocal from a young age. I feel that's what matip and lovren both lack. If VVD isn't playing, the communication in defence becomes an issue.

{Ed001's Note - how would Cahill be low risk? He is slow, injury prone and that was at his peak. Now he is lumbering. We play a high line, which is why he can't get in the Chelsea team as he is just too slow to play in a high line defence. He has the turning circle of a double decker bus!

I find fans calling for older players, with no understanding of the financial realities that see them ask for much higher wages than younger ones, odd. Especially when they are complaining that other fans aren't acknowledging the financial realities of buying a younger player, that can be sold on for some return if it doesn't work out.}

11.) 18 Feb 2019 04:10:34
Oh and Lascelles is more error prone than Lovren on a bad day. Terribly overrated defender who spends 90% of the game chasing his own mistakes in positioning.

12.) 18 Feb 2019 05:00:02
I'l take your view on Cahill as fair opinion but disagree completely on that judgement of opinion. He made errors regularly in the championship a few years back when he was young but he's actually been very solid defensive wise over last 2 and half seasons. I've watched him play a lot and he's far from weak defensively, he brings calm to the defence and if you analyse the difference in results when he plays against when he doesn't it's an unbelievably drastic difference. Points won, goals conceded, chances conceded, errors leading to goals. Newcastle would have been relegated every season if based on the performance average without him. Interestingly he played in 43 out the 44 points they got last year even though he missed 10 games. They collected 1 point in those 10 games without him. You can't ignore that impact and just call him error prone which he's very much not. I'm just trying to pinpoint a sensible realistic upgrade to matip without breaking the bank. Gimenez of course is one of the best defenders around but not a realistic signing at all. We've the best defence in the league so just upgrading our weaker backups is needed. Not every signing can be an 80 million superstar. I believe other areas of the squad are more important to invest in right now than silly spending on upgrading competition/ backup for centre back.

{Ed001's Note - oh god you think he is the reason they improved? Typical of those that read stats but fail to actually analyse them or add context to them. In the games he missed, how many were when other first choice defenders were missing also? I bet you have no idea have you? So you have no idea if the impact was down to him or the loss of the other defenders at all, but you have decided it is all down to him. Funny how, despite him playing this season regularly, the defence only improved when Lejeune came back from injury. So, by your reckoning, that would make Lejeune the difference. Or perhaps it is the opponents faced? Or form of other players? Or one of a million things in a TEAM game that can affect performances. I can ignore the supposed impact you have made up, because you provide no context or analyse, nothing. Just guesswork.

I have watched him regularly and he is not even the best defender at Newcastle, or in their top 3 centre backs. Which says a lot. I can call him error prone because he is. I don't know why I am wasting my time, to be honest, you are showing the same lack of understanding of football that Comolli did. You are basing everything on numbers you clearly are unable to accurately analyse, or provide context for.

As for your last bit, no one is talking about upgrading a back up bar you. No team that wins trophies in the long term does it by buying better back ups. You buy players to compete for the first team or you end up going backwards.}

13.) 18 Feb 2019 08:27:41
I clearly stated In my post that I've watched him play a lot and i mentioned what i thought were his strengths. Everything you've just stated regarding how you think i analyise football is completely false and presumtious. How you can conclude my opinions are based on numbers and stats is baffling considering I only used them to back up my debate which I clearly stated was from watching him play. I've no problem with you having an opposite opinion to mine of course people differ at times and I mostly agree with your player judgements in general but you've completely undermined my intelligence by stating how you think i reach conclusions, completely false in everything you've said about me.

{Ed001's Note - no, you clearly stated that those stats can't be disregarded, suggesting they are meaningful, which completely undermines anything you said before. You should just disregard stats altogether in football, because you clearly do not understand them. For starters, nothing less than a 100 occasions is even of real value to a statistical analysis, as you need lots of data before you can rule out anomalies. Really you need 1000s of repeat data to completely rule out anything being an anomaly. As I pointed out, this season the defence with Lascelles was crap until Lejeune returned, which would suggest, no more than suggest as there is too little data for it to do any more, that perhaps the data you were using was false and so should be completely disregarded.

If you are going purely on watching him and haven't spotted that he has absolutely no positional sense yet, then I fear for you. His errors are that he is all over the shop and throwing himself into needless challenges because of it.}

14.) 18 Feb 2019 08:39:09
Also In regard to you rubbishing my idea of strengthening the depth of our defenders.

Ed001's Note - why would I replace Gomez? When fit he was exceptional alongside VVD and they were the best defensive pairing in Europe. I don't want to rotate him, I just want to keep him fit and have cover for when he is not. }.

{Ed001's Note - what has that got to do with buying? I said I would choose not to buy in that as well. If you are going to use quotes out of context it helps if you understand them or it just makes you look silly. If you read through I said if I bought it would not be a back up, but someone to compete with VVD and Gomez, not replace, not this idiotic buy cheap crap to sit on the bench idea either.}

15.) 18 Feb 2019 09:31:49
I agree with you completely regarding the issue of using stats in a sport where there is never a medium to relate them to for relevance. I may have worded my post badly but I only included those particular numbers because i found them so odd and one sided when i heard them mentioned in the past. I'd never intend to base an opinion on stuff like

I know what you mean by only buying if we go for top class but I don't think that's necessary. With a back 4 it's always best to have stability and clearly we all know our strongest back line picks itself. There would be no harm at all in upgrading matip though who is very poor and I'd rather a better option to call upon when needed. I don't think it's necessary to buy direct competition because that kind of quality would be too expensive. Title winning teams nearly always have a settled defence all season long and I'm not a fan of rotating defenders.

{Ed001's Note - ok I get that now, the way you worded it implied that it was the clincher for you and we should all agree because of them. I understand meaning can be misconstrued easily though, especially without the stress you can place on certain parts of your message through hand gestures or your voice. Without those the reader is left without a genuine guide to how the words were meant and can easily misconstrue what you meant and come out with a completely different meaning. It is like putting a comma in the wrong place, it can have a huge effect on the way it is read.

I would have to say that's no longer true about settled defences. Should be, and in an ideal world I would agree. However Man City chop and change their backline every week. Real Madrid haven't had a settled backline in years, Varane was always getting injured, Ramos banned etc. Barcelona also had a lot of changes, Pique getting older meant more injuries and Umtiti picked up a few knocks and suspensions. The last time Man Utd won it, they had to chop and change because none of their centre backs could stay fit. I mean we are joint top and Spurs 3rd and neither team has had a settled defence either!

Having a 3rd defender of real quality also allows the option to go to a back 3, if the manager chooses. There are many reasons why you want a third quality centre back, but most of all because it pushes the other two to perform or they can be easily replaced.}

16.) 18 Feb 2019 09:59:08
got a headache from reading this thread. Cahill can't get near a chelseas team that has been smashed 4-0 and 6-0 recently. Tells you all you need to know.

17.) 18 Feb 2019 11:06:29
Spot on ed I'l leave you in peace now haha

Swishcleaner apologies for the headache. Maybe Cahill wouldn't be an improvement on the woeful matip but you shouldn't use the reasoning of him not getting games under sarri as your proof. Those mentioned results and sarris continued use of playing guys out of position actually counteract your point slightly. He's shown plenty of signs of managerial naivety since taking over at Chelsea so I completely disacknowledge his decision making as being proof alone. But if you just don't rate Cahill as a player on your own judgement that's cool by me.

{Ed001's Note - I quite enjoyed the conversation mate, so no worries, enjoy your day.}

18.) 18 Feb 2019 11:33:05
No better way to start the week! You too pal have a good one.

{Ed001's Note - I can think of a few better ways myself!}

19.) 18 Feb 2019 12:52:02
I’m sure Klopp is aware Cahill could be availble. I’ll bet he he won’t go anywhere near him ( nor will any top team) as proof that he’s not good enough. ( certainly not anymore)



17 Jan 2019 13:38:28

Are Barcelona happy to put Coutinho up for sale because they feel he isn't worth the additional payments that could be potentially owed to Liverpool? I hope that makes sense.

{Ed002's Note - No, it is nothing to do with that.}

1.) 17 Jan 2019 16:31:43
I feel that this whole "Coutinho transfer" saga is completely fabricated by the media. There's only 7 players in that squad that have played more minutes than him. He's not the first name on the team sheet, but he's certainly not the last. He's part of a squad rotation.

I think the problem is that he was seen as the successor to Iniesta, and he's not that player. He still a fine footballer though and he'll just have to fill a different role for them.

There's absolutely nothing coming from Barcelona that they want him out. Well at least from what I've seen.

{Ed002's Note - No, he is available and being offered for part exchange.}

2.) 17 Jan 2019 17:58:38
PSG exchange with Neymar?

{Ed002's Note - This is the Liverpool page - it has all been dealt with elsewhere at length.}

3.) 17 Jan 2019 18:08:09
Thanks for the clarification Ed002. I hadn't read anything concrete to that effect until now and I trust your sources.

I expect they want to recoup a large amount of what they paid though, and I'd imagine that there's only a small subset of players that Barcelona would be interested in as a part-exchange. It may end up in them just having to play him to his strengths and trying to fit him in, as there must be very few teams able to sign him and be willing to, and furthermore have a player they are happy to part with that Barcelona also deem worthy for their squad.

4.) 17 Jan 2019 18:58:51
Ed2 is the source.

5.) 17 Jan 2019 19:26:36
I can not laugh enough at his sittuation.
To go to the extent of engineering his "dream move" and to have it turn out as it has done is just funny.

You can not go to Barca, Real Madrid or even PSG to expect first team place as a certainty, especially where they like to buy up everyone they can.

I understand his dream move and his ambition but would be nieve without any real solid assurances that he would be a main starter.

Now he probably feels in no mans land all at the peak of his career.

6.) 17 Jan 2019 19:35:39
Haha Faithinworks. Ed002 is not in charge of Barcelona transfers. If he knows that person (s) directly, that is his source. It more likely that he knows somebody that know somebody that knows that person. Or even one step further. Nonetheless, I appreciate his input so so much.

7.) 17 Jan 2019 19:51:17
Ed2 is not the source he just reads tweets from that fat kid from Bolton. He’s the real source ;-)




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02 Jul 2019 07:48:23
Now I understand what ed002 means. You share something you hear and the cretins like lil fighter who roll from the woodwork and throw unnecessary abuse, cool I won't bother you again and will see myself out. Good bye.



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06 Jun 2019 09:20:59
To be fair Ed you've always maintained International football is a waste of time.

{Ed001's Note - yes, for me to watch. If I have the chance to play in it then it would be the peak and show I have been one of the best 23 players from that country. That is not to forget this is likely to be the only time you ever get the chance to play in a major tournament for your country as well.}



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24 May 2019 10:42:38
His mum was a big part of the problem wasn't she?



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10 May 2019 11:27:07
How about Wily Caballero Ed002? He'd provide good cover, knows the league, would be cost effective and has experience.

{Ed002's Note - I would not hold your breath over WC but someone along those lines. Perhaps a tad younger.}



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14 Feb 2019 23:01:13
No offence at all Ed001 but you didn’t want us to sign VVD and that worked out fine. MDL is awesome.

{Ed001's Note - no offence taken but he is not awesome. As for van Dijk I gave my reasons for that and it was not a lack of ability to defend unlike de Ligt.}




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28 Jun 2019 12:21:56
Oscar De Marcos would fit the bill.



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29 May 2019 10:26:59
Call it the Ed001TION. You're welcome.

{Ed001's Note - that is the best one yet. Admittedly it is the only idea so far, but it is the best of one.}



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23 May 2019 09:27:37
He stuggles really badly in games, lightyears away from Premier League football. Agree, he has potential but is nothing really that special.



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01 Apr 2019 13:19:59
Only because of how Sterling handled himself this year, i've just been super impressed with him, seems like a really good lad.



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01 Apr 2019 13:08:59
Only a personal preference, Raheem Sterling should win Sports Personality. I'd have to go Van Dijk for POTY however, if Sterling won it ahead of VVD then credit to him and he deserves it.

{Ed001's Note - as a preference? I would rather it went to any Liverpool player ahead of any other player, but that doesn't mean it should.}