03 Sep 2017 15:22:45
Ed 25 if you are around.

You edit quite a lot on this sight so would like it ask you a question.

Now I do see you are an Ed with expectional jesting skills but I also see through your blue nose tinted glasses, at times, there is some level of decency within your mind 😎

Do you think Bailey of United and Keane of Everton are better than Klavan and Lovren? Would really apreeciate an honest answer mate.

{Ed025's Note - miles better to be honest nicky, lovren was very good at saints but at liverpool he has been a liability and is always prone to a major error, klavan is even worse and is prone to the odd decent bit of play, liverpool have a very good midfield and attack but you will always concede when you have those two clowns in your side, matip is slightly better than them two but lacks pace and is not the greatest positionally for me, keane looks good to me what iv seen but i dont like the way he passes back to the keeper without looking at times which is a bit of a worry, bailly when fit or not suspended is better than all of them for me mate..

1.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 15:41:32
Sorry nicky but both keane and Bailey are a thousand times better than Lovren and Klavan. Especially Bailey who looks like he could be special.

2.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 15:44:22
Thanks for the reply Ed25.

I've had a pretty heated discussion with Ed001 over Klavan and Lovren and I'm glad you've called them a pair of clowns, I got slated by Ed001 by calling them useless lol. In fact I got totally abused, good job I'm thick skinned or I'd have been asking for the Liverpool rumours HR dept to file a complaint - haha. πŸ˜‚ Joking

I've followed my team home, away and all over Europe for nearly 30 years and I could cry at times when I see those two names on the team sheet.

{Ed025's Note - some will say im biased because im a blue nicky but thats not the case here mate..

3.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 16:16:03
Whilst I agree bailly is easily the best of that bunch I wouldn't say Keane is mailes ahead. I also think part of it is to with the the way the teams set up to play. Mourihno always sets his midfield up well to cover his defence which does take a little more pressure off them.

4.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 16:35:38
Nicky-I'm pretty sure ed1 doesn't rate Klopp and Klaven either.

{Ed001's Note - Klopp? I don't rate Klavan, nor Lovren particularly, as he is too inconsistent but it is pointless crying to Ed025 as he thinks everyone in red is crap due to those blue tinted specs he wears. My point was that Nicky was just slating them, not even pointing out any particular deficiency, just bitching about them and it is boring as hell hearing it over and over the same whines. People need to move on. We have what we have, it is up to the coaching staff to improve them.}

5.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 16:52:12
I fully agree Ed001, but it is also up to the players to follow instructions.

Once we defend as a team then we will be unstoppable.

{Ed001's Note - agreed, we do need to learn that. The improvement in the fullback positions should help a lot.}

6.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 17:23:44
Love it when we all get together haha.

Crying to Ed25.πŸ˜‚Come on Ed001, look beyond 25's blue tints, he can talk sense. Plus I read a comment from him regarding our transfer window and the fact we have not improved the CB's and he is correct.

Once I'm back from the game, I will be constructively critical if I decide to comment on here. The conversation today did involve slating Klavan and Lovren because it's a new season and again I'm seeing the same mistakes. I see absolutely nothing that changes my mind - Nothing. Another transfer window has past we will still be seeing the same deficiencies on the field and I'm still seeing them.

Like it or not, we hear the same criticism from the pundits, the radio phone ins etc etc. We can't all be wrong.

Like ed001 says, we have what we have and I just hope we can improve through more effective coaching.

I hate Jose's boring football but he wins trophies and that's what counts, not beautiful football.

{Ed001's Note - I know I am winding up Ed025 mate.}

7.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 17:39:08
Yeah, I reckon Clyne is going to have a very difficult time claiming back his spot. Moreno has upped his game too but Robertson looks like he will be first choice.

All in all, we have a very capable squad now.

8.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 18:08:03
I thought that Ed001

I'm waiting for him to take the bait lol

On another note, am I correct in thinking you live in the UAE? Dubai? Where do you live there?

I used to travel to the Middle East with work, I used to stay in a hotel opposite the Burjuman centre and I can't remember the name of it for the life of me!

My aunty and uncle have lived out there for years, near Jebell Ali at the moment.

{Ed001's Note - there are loads in the area there, was it one of the Golden Sands group? I am just over the creek from there in Deira, the old (and cheaper) part of Dubai.}

9.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 18:23:28
But Klavan's not even played this season has he? So how are you seeing the same mistakes from him meaning he's deserving of slating Nicky?

10.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 18:42:58
I remember, it was Regent Palace Hotel Ed1.
Literally opposite the Burjamen Mall.

Not far from the Creek, the bottom end of the Sheikh Zayed Road. If my memory serves me correctly.

{Ed001's Note - ah ok, I think I know it. The Burjuman has just had a big refit. It is not that far from me.}

11.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 18:53:40

Did you not watch the Palace game at home? When Benteke should have scored with Klavan no where to be seen?

Or maybe he wasn't playing?

Get your facts right mate.

12.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 18:53:04
I may be wrong on this, but this our team/ defense has improved in setting offside traps in the 5 games I have seen.

13.) 03 Sep 2017
03 Sep 2017 21:08:45
Said it before and will say it again. Keane is slow and no good on the ball. Easy to look good as a defender in a team that sits deep and plays defensively, e. g under mourinho or koeman. Under Klopp and our style of play he'd be useless.