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27 Jun 2024 10:16:33
Hi Eds. Are there any updates on the contract renewals for Virg, Trent or Mo?

There are reports of Saudi clubs circling for Virg after contract talks have stalled but surely talks with him and Trent are parked until they report back for pre season or at least until their involvement in the Euros is over?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware on anything with the contracts but discussions for players between clubs and agents goes on year round, regardless of where they are.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) I am told that van Dijk's agents have said that had approaches from both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real Madrid see VvD as a low cost solution in terms of transfer fee but need to make space in the wage structure. Barcelona offer an option but will need to agree sales first. At this point in time it will be very general enquiries only and I doubt either club will move for him. There is however interest from Michael Emanalo on behalf of Al-Nassr. Liverpool need to make a decision about a new contract as a matter of urgency but I would expect him to stay.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB/RWB/RM) Seen by Real Madrid as an option to Reece James. May offer an exchange for Rodrygo Goes or could try and persuade the player's agent to have their client run down his contract over the next year. Liverpool will not want that and will look to a renewal this summer, else he could be moved on.

Mo Salah (RW) His agent is hawking him around for one last big payday - Saudi Pro League with the support of Michael Emenalo would certainly seem the most likely destination with Al-Ittihad. Liverpool will look to try and do something to have him extend but his agent will look for a significant increase in salary and Salah has told Liverpool he wants to play in the Olympics and has told Egypt that he will be available for the Olympic Games in Paris, but as a non-FIFA tournament the club can stop him. His agent will also be encouraged to have Salah run down his contract over the next year at Liverpool in exchange for a huge signing on fee in the summer of 2025. Certainly now it is decision time.}

1.) 27 Jun 2024 11:08:26
Thanks Ed.

I personally hope they all sign extensions but if needs be I wouldn't be too upset to cash in on all 3 as long as we signed quality replacements.

My worry is that they might run down their contracts. I know it is not a new thing but it feels like it is becoming a bit of a problem. This looks to be Real Madrids main tactic at the moment. Nobody can honestly believe that they didn't have an agreement in place with Mbappe long before he ran his contract down and now (if reports are to be believed) they are looking to do the same with Trent and Yoro. I personally would like to see tribunal like we have for youth players in these situations or even better: annual player auctions for those whose contracts have expired where 80% goes to the previous club and 20% goes to grass roots in that country.

{Ed002's Note - I am afraid that is not possible to do.}

2.) 27 Jun 2024 13:00:06
Can’t risk those type of quality players leaving on a free
It should be seen as poor management by the club if it were to happen and surely a date needs to be set where they sign a new contract or are put up for sale.

3.) 27 Jun 2024 14:03:33
I agree. The problem is that you can't sell a player against their will. We could accept massive offer from Saudi but If Bellingham is convincing Trent to go to Real on a free next summer our hands are tied and we can do nothing to prevent one of our biggest assets walking out of the door for nothing.

4.) 27 Jun 2024 15:52:25
Probably no such thing in football but surely with Trent being a local lad you wouldn’t do that to your club? I understand if he wants to move away but I question if I was in his situation i would want my home town club to get as much money for me as possible. Surely clubs are getting peed off with RM if they are telling players to run down there contacts to move for free - I would understand if VVD or MS did it but it would be a little bitter if Trent did it with him being a scouser!

{Ed002's Note - It is not hust Real Madrid doing this.}

5.) 27 Jun 2024 16:07:03
Sorry Ed, I was just stating RM as that’s where Trent is being linked too and the reports I have seen with the likes of Mbappe and Yoro - I’m sure a lot of teams do this and know that LFC aren’t whiter than white - think I was just saying I would be disappointed if a local lad did this ??.

{Ed002's Note - They would accept some sort of deal this season if that is what Liverpool want. I suspect Liverpool want a new deal should know what to do.}

6.) 28 Jun 2024 09:23:34
Pretty sure Real initially agreed a free transfer for Mbappe years ago before he signed an extension (only for him to agree a massive increase in wages and signing on fee with PSG), then last summer bid something like £100-150m for him when he had a year left.

Why pay a rival club a huge fee when you can pay the player 50-80% of the fee as a signing on bonus once their contract runs out. Pretty sure most clubs engage in such behaviour.



25 Jun 2024 15:56:11
Murillo's name is doing the rounds again with Forest apparently needing to raise £20-£25M by Sunday to avoid another PSR punishment.


1.) 25 Jun 2024 16:39:55
Decent young player to be fair. Bit rash defensively but very good on the ball. At 21 years old you'd expect there is scope for a good coach like Slot to improve him a lot. Be interesting to see what comes of this rumoured link. They wanted big money for him before this PSR concern.

2.) 25 Jun 2024 17:55:21
Not convinced. Not a terrific defender, doesn’t win many challenges, can’t header the ball to save his life. Plus at 6ft he’s a bit short for a centre back in this country, not exactly what you’d call a dominant defender and that’s being generous. Might be good on the ball but if he can’t defend or win headers then he’s just a wasted transfer.

3.) 25 Jun 2024 18:04:39
Viktor has spoken.

4.) 25 Jun 2024 18:22:08
Wow. What a surprise, another player that Victor claims is rubbish.

5.) 25 Jun 2024 18:56:06
I think he is a very very good player despite being a bit short. If he really does cost that much it would be excellent value for money methinks.

6.) 25 Jun 2024 19:22:45
Viktor never tells you what players he likes, he's too scared to do that.

7.) 25 Jun 2024 19:36:37
Martinez at United is 5ft9.
Thiago Silva at Chelsea is 6ft0.
Ake at Man City is 5ft11.
Timber at Arsenal is 5ft10.
Guehi at Palace is 6ft0.
Mee at Brentford is 5ft11.
Senesi at Bournemouth is 6ft0.
Holgate at Everton is 6ft0.

A lot of CB’s in the Prem are 6ft or shorter. It means nothing.

8.) 25 Jun 2024 19:43:11
I think Viktor believes all footballers are a bit rubbish.

9.) 25 Jun 2024 20:14:57
Except De Bruyne. nd haaland. nd Foden nd.

10.) 25 Jun 2024 22:37:14
You ok @June?

@VV - hypothetical situation. Liverpool are going to buy a back-up keeper, a left sided defender, a defensive midfielder and a right sided attacker (preferably left footed) . Rather than list everybody you think is unsuitable, here’s the challenge, name the the four players you would sign.

11.) 25 Jun 2024 23:20:07
A lot of the defenders you name MK are rubbish ?.

12.) 26 Jun 2024 02:49:38
Cannavaro is often cited as one of the best defenders of all time was 5 9. Height and speed aren't the most important attributes for defenders, timing and reading the game are.

13.) 26 Jun 2024 06:57:05
Nevada, Puyol wasn’t tall either. Nor was Mascherano. Both played CB for Barcelona at the peak of their powers.

6GoldStars, that’s not really true is it pal. Holgate is pretty average hence why Everton loaned him out. Mee is decent but Brentford is his level. The rest are all good solid defenders. Martinez probably the best at United when fit. Silva been one of the best this generation. Senesi too good for Bournemouth. Timber looked very good when fit. Ake just won the league and knocked the taller Stones and Gvardiol out of CB. Guehi is a very good CB once he gets back to his best following that knee surgery. Aside from all that though, the point isn’t that shorter CB’s are better. The point is that 6ft isn’t really short for a CB. There are hundreds of examples if you expand the parameters out to Europeansnd lower league football as well. Martinez is probably short for a CB at 5ft9. I personally think 6ft or above is tall irrespective of the position you play in football.

14.) 26 Jun 2024 08:09:20
They flight the ball lower in the continent for the smaller CBs ?.

15.) 26 Jun 2024 08:14:55
Like my missus said - it’s not about the size, it’s about the quality.

16.) 26 Jun 2024 08:19:40
Sorry Adam, after watching 2 hours of paint drying last night my comment amused me more than it should have!
There will always be some exceptions, but a cb in my eyes should be taller than 6ft. They should be winning every header and every physical duel. There’s more to defending than physical dominance, but without it you really are struggling. We can agree to disagree, that’s cool. ?.

17.) 26 Jun 2024 09:24:49
It’s cool 6GS, you’re entitled to your opinion mate and who can blame you looking for entertainment, there certainly wasn’t’t any on ITV last night. I personally think smaller CB’s tend to be more effective at some aspects as they can generally turn and accelerate quicker. Helps with reacting to lose balls or recovery tackles. However the taller CB’s can generally dominate aerially and also have higher top speeds once they get into their stride which can help them thrive in a 1v1 battle. I don’t think it’s a defining factor if you’re a good player who knows how to make the most of the gifts you were given. The only defender to win the Balon D’or in my lifetime was the 5ft9 Cannavaro, but the only other one who came close was the 6ft4 Van Dijk. So height is a side note for me when discussing a players ability. I don’t care either way as long as you’re good at what you can do.

18.) 26 Jun 2024 12:17:13
MKS, Murillo ain't ready to make the jump just yet, IMO.

19.) 26 Jun 2024 13:44:09
I like that Murillo, especially at that price and age. I think it could be a shrewd signing that.

20.) 26 Jun 2024 19:07:18
I agree Gunn. He’s quick, he’s strong, he’s a ball carrier that breaks lines, he has a switch of play in the locker, and he puts his body on the line.

I’m not saying we absolutely should sign him, but I’d rather him than say Pacho, Hancko, Calafiori or Inacio who are totally unknown quantities of we’re honest with ourselves. As much as it probably feels less fancy signing a player from Nottingham Forest, we signed Gini, Robbo, Virgil, Mane, Jota, Mac Allister etc from lesser Premier league sides and they all did pretty well!

21.) 27 Jun 2024 11:45:15
I'd agree MK.

He reminds me of Lucio (powerful Brazilian cb, who likes to carry the ball out) .

Inacio, I just don't see the hype whatsoever, personally. Hancko, barely seen a minute of him other than this euros. Calafiori, I really rate, loved watching Bologna this season but its the age old Italians don't travel well worry. Pacho, again seen very little and the bundesliga defensively is a horror show so that would worry me.

Murllio, like you said, has a lot of very good attributes and done it in the Prem, while only being 21.



24 Jun 2024 15:14:49
Deco at Barcelona is apparently obsessed with Diaz and is looking to offload Raphina to Saudi to fund the transfer.


1.) 24 Jun 2024 16:32:34
Shame I do love Diaz but would swap him for Williams from bilbao. Kid is electric.

2.) 24 Jun 2024 19:23:33
I would miss lucho but we really really really really really need to focus on a right winger as either a backup to moe or Moe's eventual replacement. Dear Lord, please do not bring any more left-wingers in.

3.) 24 Jun 2024 19:56:29
Good player but he's definitely upgradeable if they get 70 or 80 million for him I would sell. Doesn't do enough for me in final 3rd. Electric taking players on but passing and finishing only average.

4.) 24 Jun 2024 21:20:12
I’m with Eddie, good player but his end product isn’t good enough and for me not in the same league as Manè. If there’s an upgrade out there, I’d be up for it.

5.) 25 Jun 2024 00:03:09
Thank Christ Barcelona are cashing in Raphinha to Saudi rather than offer him in exchange. Cold hard cash, say no to Barcelona trash.

6.) 25 Jun 2024 08:55:03
Can’t see Barcelona being able to afford more than £50m for Diaz unless their fire sale goes off.

7.) 25 Jun 2024 11:46:31
I believe Ed2 has mentioned previously that the issue for Barcelona isn't affording transfer fees, it's the wages they are needing to reduce, so if they want Diaz and LFC have a figure in mind, I'm sure it can be done if they can offload various high earners which I think is their plan.

8.) 25 Jun 2024 13:43:52
You are right I believe about wages stuie but if you buy a player for say £20m and pay them £5m/ year, if you got them on a ‘free’ you could offer them say £9m/ year instead. Unless Barcelona can offload several of their highest earners they’ll only be shuffling the chairs around on the deck. So if Barcelona sell Raphinha for say £60m and get his £10m/ year off the books, they’ll want his replacement on less than £10m/ year or they’ll need to spend lower on a transfer fee else they won’t have moved the dial.



20 Jun 2024 15:15:49
Apparently we are closing in on our first signing. it is a CB.

It's a 16 year old called Alvin Ayman from Wolves.


1.) 20 Jun 2024 21:56:54
I hope it's for at least £40m, or there will be riots on here.

2.) 21 Jun 2024 01:16:17
He’s too old, too slow, turns like an oil tanker, has a shocking attitude and will be a waste of money - saved you the job @Victor.

3.) 21 Jun 2024 06:06:37
You forgot that he’s publicly stated he wants to play for Utd in the past WDW3 ?.

4.) 21 Jun 2024 08:30:09
Also that he once misplaced a pass and got injured.

5.) 21 Jun 2024 10:15:38
Any parties happening at Victors for the solstice? I heard he is a bundle of joy.



12 Jun 2024 11:44:02
I'm reading reports that Kompany wants Joe Gomez as a high priority target for Bayern.

Seems unlikely but if it is true i would struggle to choose whether to sell or not. For me he will never be a starter but his versatility makes him a great squad player.

If we signed somebody like Geertruida who can cover LB and LCB it would make sense to sell him I suppose.


1.) 12 Jun 2024 12:00:13
Take the money and run. He is behind a 17 year old for a very good reason. Invest the money on a top class LCB.

2.) 12 Jun 2024 12:49:21
Who is the 17 year old?

3.) 12 Jun 2024 12:59:51
Why doesn’t joe get any respect on this page? He was one of our players of the season last year when Trent and robbo were out, didn’t let anybody down until the very latter stage of the season when he looked as gassed as anybody else, also he played 51 games for us, give the man some credit, he might not be the world class looking cb that he was five years ago, but he is an A class squad player who can capably contribute whenever anybody in the back line is injured, wish folks could appreciate the players we have instead of always pining for new ones.

4.) 12 Jun 2024 13:16:34
For someone who apparently can't play football, playing 51 games for a top tier team and then being selected for your country is quite impressive. Though apparently it's only because there are no other English defenders in the world so Southgate was forced to pick him. Gomez has long been an easy target for some on this site for some reason.

5.) 12 Jun 2024 13:40:18
I think Gomez is more than worth keeping around. He can play right back and left back quite competently, he’s a decent (but not brilliant) centre back, so he’s a Swiss Army knife defender. You need a player like that in the squad.

6.) 12 Jun 2024 13:41:25
As much as I like Joe, he’s a squad player, not a starter so any serious offer needs to be considered by the club and the player himself.
I wouldn’t consider selling him myself unless the fee is too good to turn down and we can replace with better or younger.

7.) 12 Jun 2024 14:20:26
Agree with Stuie. Gomez only played because there wasn’t anyone available. And let’s hope that’s not the case next year. He won’t ever be a starter and we should be having those who can push the current ones at the very least.

8.) 12 Jun 2024 14:29:04
Gomez is definitely a player I'd be looking to keep. Covers across the back 4 and does a good job pretty much every time he plays. So we can sell him for maybe £15m, how much will it cost to replace that much versatility?

9.) 12 Jun 2024 17:15:49
Joe gets a lot of abuse - he’s another one who suffers from not getting long runs in the team.

He’s always been good enough in my opinion.

10.) 12 Jun 2024 17:29:57
I see we're linked with Geertruida again today. Can anyone honestly say he's a better player than Gomez? Probably not but he'd probably cost twice as much as we'd get for Gomez yet offer similar ability/ vetsatility on the pitch.

11.) 12 Jun 2024 20:27:11
Also, if it's true that Kompany wants him that should tell you something. He knows a thing or two about defending, right?

{Ed025's Note - but he also spent a lot of money at Burnley Stoneage only to get them relegated mate...that speaks volumes for his type of choices..

12.) 12 Jun 2024 21:20:30
Take the money for joe and run before they realise what they have bought.

13.) 12 Jun 2024 21:21:57
Lol ed25. Infound it bizarre that Bayern appointed him. Seemed an awful manager when at Burnley.

I acctually like Gomez a lot. And I thought his appearances as inverted left wing back this season were excellent. A good squad player with good versatility but if he wants first team football I would be happy to move him on.

{Ed025's Note - yeah Bmena i nearly fell off my chair when i heard he was linked with Munich mate, i see Joe as a decent back up utility player who starts only when there is a crisis..

14.) 12 Jun 2024 21:46:53
Last season he played RB, CB, LB and DM. He has loads of PL and European experience. He’s currently in the England squad for the Euros …. He’s 27 and has never let us down. Ideal candidate to “take the money … and run”.

15.) 13 Jun 2024 04:43:56
still don't know who the 17 year old is that is keeping Joe out of the starting line-up?

Joe Gomez is good enough to start, be a back-up or a utility along the backline. When he had that long stretch next to VVD without injury he was very good. Added to that is the fact he seems to be a positive member of the team, has never been an issue with anything on the field, off the field or anywhere. He is the kind of utility and character every club needs.

his main issue has been maintaining fitness. Gomez isn't someone I'd be looking to move on any time soon.




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10 Jul 2024 20:08:40
1-0 Netherlands. I presume it is Trent’s fault that Rice lost the ball so easily in midfield.


1.) 10 Jul 2024 20:30:17
True, but Trent did win the penalty that Kane scored, so that evens it out!

{Ed014's Note - the main thing is that none of you are in anyway bitter about it!

2.) 10 Jul 2024 20:58:04
Let it go chaps.

3.) 10 Jul 2024 22:00:41
What's anything got to do with Trent? Give it a rest, it's boring.

4.) 10 Jul 2024 22:29:13
TAA is the scapegoat for England winning the group and reaching the final.



08 Jul 2024 09:24:58
Does anybody know what Slot's rotation policy is like?
Does he tend to try and play his strongest 11 or does he like to rotate and keep players fresh?


1.) 08 Jul 2024 10:18:21
Good question that Shipley.

I think its hard to compare what he did at Feyenoord to what he will do in the Premier league though mate.

Same as i think its going to be even more difficult to rotate next season with us being in the CL.

Last season we were making 8 plus changes for some games in the Europa compared to the league.

2.) 08 Jul 2024 10:41:18
I agree, other than the league cup we are unlikely to make any wholesale changes but I like to think that we have enough depth that if he wanted, we could make a couple of changes between league games in the midfield or upfront (I'd ideally like to see a settled back 4)

3.) 08 Jul 2024 11:13:02
It would also depend on the players he has, I would think.

4.) 08 Jul 2024 12:16:34
I think most managers rotates their team don't they?

5.) 08 Jul 2024 12:54:50
JK, might actually end up being a good thing that. Although I'm happy to let the fringe players and young lads have a run, in hindsight I'm sure the constant chopping up of the team can't have helped the players gel and find a good rhythm.

6.) 08 Jul 2024 14:11:46
LBR agree on that mate. Seemed to work in the past when games were coming at us thick and fast and majority of players were going game to game.

Just need to have luck with injuries.

7.) 08 Jul 2024 14:15:33
They only play one less comp. in Holland compared to England so it won't be that big of a shift, IMO. Like someone said, it depends on the players he has and the type of squad (quality, numbers, balances or unbalanced etc. ) that will determine things, IMO. In other words, we shall see.

8.) 08 Jul 2024 17:34:48
We need to play a settled 11 in the league. Play the kids in the domestic cups. When klopp won the league he played the kids in the cups, same when we won number 6.

9.) 08 Jul 2024 20:37:35
I think the best option is simply to wait and see. Aside from the players at his disposal, Slot will have to learn the EPL and each team, as well as the toll it takes on his players as the season goes along. Every coach goes through an evolution of learning for every league he is in. The tactical Jurgen Klopp of the beginning was very different from the tactical Jurgen Klopp at the end.

10.) 08 Jul 2024 21:19:23
Not sure to be honest but I think I saw in one of the Dutch football papers that he usually rotates clockwise but has been known to rotate 1 or 2 anti-clockwise.

Perhaps he might, just might, pick teams that he think will win the next match?

{Ed002's Note - Widdershins then.}

11.) 08 Jul 2024 22:12:14
WDW, you misread the OP's question. It was about Slot's rotation policy, not direction. Surely, Slot prefers his players to rotate in place, rather than in circles? Conservation of energy and all that?

12.) 09 Jul 2024 10:01:47
Slot is an advocaat of the Windmill rotation.



28 Jun 2024 08:36:40
Darwin on target yet again last night!


1.) 28 Jun 2024 11:53:06
Saw the goal. There was a similar chance before then (the exact same run) that the keeper saved in the exact same situation, as well.

Now one thing I did notice is that on both passes made to him for both chances, they were one time passes with no dilly-dallying, extra touches and all the other extra crap. One touch, Darwin made the run and the pass is released on the second touch, Bang.

Sometimes, it's not about systems. It's about what you do within it. I have been saying that we do NOT move the ball quick enuff in forward areas and take WAY too many touches on the ball which helps the defence regroup and kills our attacks. That was the hallmark of our game during Klopp 1.0. We need to get back to this part in order to get the best out of not just Darwin but all our forwards, IMO.

2.) 28 Jun 2024 12:40:59
I agree I was sick and tired of the amount of times Salah, Diaz, Jota and Gakpo were offside last season from all the dithering crap on the balll from everyone else.

3.) 28 Jun 2024 14:29:29
Must have seen a different goal for Nunez against Bolivia.

The one I’ve just watched the Uruguay player clearly plays Nunez in on his fourth touch of the ball.



26 Jan 2024 10:52:04
Alonso taking over in the summer now that Klopp has announced that he is leaving?


1.) 26 Jan 2024 11:16:59
Yes I pray it’s Alonso.



18 Jan 2024 14:18:05
I see the FA/ PGMOL are trying to prevent us getting to the final of the league cup by putting Simon Hooper in charge for the second leg!

I wonder how many sendings off he will invent or legitimate goals he will disallow this time!

The guy was so bad they had to change the refereeing process and he is rewarded with a cup semi final!?


1.) 18 Jan 2024 16:06:50
Isn't it amazing that this same VAR that feels like deliberate controversies are generated around it to increase viewing of Webb and Owen show is being used seamlessly at the ongoing AFCON with no recorded controversy yet? ???.

2.) 18 Jan 2024 16:10:00
The constant moaning about referees is extremely tedious and mundane.

3.) 18 Jan 2024 20:21:08
Disagree TB2. It's hard enough pipping City to the title without losing 3-5 points from two glaring errors and having little confidence that it won't happen again. Coote Hooper and England should never ref top level games again.

4.) 19 Jan 2024 09:54:48
Spot on, RedFlyer. City are more than good enuff to win the title on their own merits and ability, end of. What we cannot have is the incompetence of the referees helping them out not by giving them decisions they don't deserve BUT by robbing their rivals of decisions they DO deserve.

5.) 19 Jan 2024 10:00:08
It really is unbelievable . There does really need to be some rules where refs have made historical mistakes, that they get suspended or at least removed from the club they impacted games. That said, I guess we would have no1 left!




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15 Jul 2024 10:55:47
He actually said that no negotiations had taken place but that we hold concrete interest.




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09 Jul 2024 15:59:48
Nice update Ed.

Based on the new shortened list it would appear that Koopmeiners and Varela offer the best chances of us signing a DM. Personally I'd be happy with either.

Personally I don't see €60/ 70M as a huge outlay given that DM is our major problem area.




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09 Jul 2024 10:46:59
The 'success' of an academy means that it is achieving what the club want it to achieve. To me looking in from the outside the Chelsea academy just looks like a factory hoovering up as many kids as possible and selling them on for a small profit to part-fund the ridiculous transfer dealings of the first team squad which may be exactly what is is there to do and is therefore extremely successful.

I believe that an academy should be a pathway through to the first team and by that definition the Chelsea academy appears to be light years behind ours. Let's not forget that our academy team beat the Chelsea first team in the league cup final. What the Liverpool academy certainly hasn't done is sell 2 of the best players in the world in Kevin de Bruyne and Mo Salah for next to nothing because they didn't get a chance in their first team.

I don't dispute that fact that Chelsea are considered to have one of the best academies in world football and that they probably have a much better set up than Liverpool in many areas but to constantly criticise the Liverpool academy is just downright disrespectful and to assume that the Liverpool academy want to be like Chelsea is pure arrogance.




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08 Jul 2024 09:08:47
Slot has said himself that he doesn't play fixed positions when attacking, only when defending so he definitely doesn't see Gakpo as an out and out left sided attacker (unless that is why he wants Gordon because he doesn't think Gakpo can work in his fluid system? )




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03 Jul 2024 09:12:01
@JLC Hardly tapping up if he is telling him that Liverpool aren't interested in him. Also, I'm pretty certain that you don't have to sever all ties to anybody that you have had previous relationships with just because you move clubs. Surely you are still allowed to talk to your friends.


{Ed002's Note - So you think Slot and Hancko had some kind of relationship?}




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12 Jul 2024 12:16:45
I can't wait to see him playing again. I believe he has been 'fit' for a while but the club were just being super careful to not put unnecessary stress on his body. He was training at the back end of last season and I think he even made the bench a few times.

Hopefully with no setbacks he should be raring to go in preseason!




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09 Jul 2024 13:47:36
And just to add the cherry on the cake he has previous with Bellingham after Bellingham accused him of fixing Bayern v Dortmund in 2021 (Bellingham was fined and there was no evidence of fixing, unlike in 2005 when Zwayer was given a 6 month ban) .

I agree, he shouldn't;t be allowed to referee at any level anymore.




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08 Jul 2024 10:41:18
I agree, other than the league cup we are unlikely to make any wholesale changes but I like to think that we have enough depth that if he wanted, we could make a couple of changes between league games in the midfield or upfront (I'd ideally like to see a settled back 4)




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08 Jul 2024 09:10:11
It's ok, apparently City want him to replace Grealish.




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06 Jul 2024 18:21:53
63 minutes in and we still have no shots on target. There is no creativity in this team and he now refuses to play their most (only) creative player. Southgate would rather bore everybody to death and hope somebody does something with a bit of individual brilliance.




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