Liverpool banter 209554


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06 May 2017 18:36:09
Been following this site a few years now and often wondered how it started, who started it etc. How you editors all became affiliated and how you divide the time editing between you. If you have 5 mins spare be more than greatful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks, 3 points be lovely tomorrow!

{Ed001's Note - myself and Ed033 started it when he was at uni doing website design and wanted to do a website, I think it was a uni project. I came up with the idea for the original football-rumours site. That was 2001, just before my daughter was born and I never even had a comp or mobile phone then. I would spend my evenings getting info, then go to work and, when I should have been working, I would be busy writing articles for the site. Ed033 would then take the scraps of paper and type them up, one each day. It just grew from there really. I can remember many times, after a few days of not sleeping due to getting a PC and sitting up adding articles, researching stuff etc I would fall asleep stood up at work. I am not sure what that says about me that no one ever noticed I was sleeping most of my work shift!

As for dividing the time, we have a widget and the posts show up on there, whoever gets them, gets them, so to speak. I am the one up first, usually, while Ed018 or Ed007 tend to be the ones on latest. Inbetween is just whoever gets them though. If someone else is about and picks them up, I will just leave the editing for a bit, unless something is held directly aimed at me, while I work on articles or the videos I am putting together. But I personally pretty much will be editing from the moment I get up until I go to sleep. If I am at home the comp is always on so I can keep an eye on things. If I go out I edit on my phone. It has become extremely difficult to switch off from working to be honest now.}

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06 May 2017 19:32:28
May I ask ed how you and ed002 came into contact?

{Ed001's Note - through the site. He was initially a visitor to the site a long long time ago. I have learnt a lot from her.}

06 May 2017 19:42:32
Cheers Ed bet you never thought it would take off like this! It hard to appreciate the time involved until you put it in writing saying your even editing when out. How did Ed 2, 25 and the rest become involved if you don't mind mate?

{Ed001's Note - I never imagined it mate. I can remember getting excited when we reached 100 pageviews in total!

The others were all visitors to the site who ended up getting involved. Ed002 for his knowledge and Ed025 to provide a counterpoint to that knowledge with his lack of it ;-)

Seriously, the sites couldn't be done without them. All of them are great in their own way, even Ed007, and provide unique input from different viewpoints. I include all those that have helped edit the sites over the years in that. I am grateful to all of them for the help they have given.}

06 May 2017 19:54:31
Including her vital statistics, ed? Would you be willing to share those with the world and watch it burn?

{Ed001's Note - unfortunately no, numbers that large are far too difficult to type correctly.}

06 May 2017 19:58:17
When did he became her?

{Ed001's Note - after she became he.}

06 May 2017 20:08:29
I liked ed091. Shame he doesn't post any more. Always found him insightful and fair.

{Ed001's Note - I bet he was your favourite....}

06 May 2017 20:32:52
I really appreciate all of the Eds but the wit and knowledge from Ed002 are fun reads. Ed001 should be an advisor to LFC as we would rule Europe again with him involved with the club.

{Ed033's Note - You could write to or email LFC and tell them you think Ed001 should be an advisor.

06 May 2017 20:58:20
Nice work. all of you. And thanks again.

06 May 2017 21:24:14
I wonder whatever brought someone with the vast football knowledge of Ed02 onto a rumours site. Ed02 if you're around?

{Ed002's Note - Free love.}

06 May 2017 22:31:32
I seem to recall being an open rumour site and not specifically for a team.

Either way, there was one real bitter that wound me up every day.

Rubbed it in that I was a wool.

Difficult to take.

Anyone remember?

06 May 2017 23:02:13
Have any of you actually worked for clubs? Do you recruit people based on contacts, how they post or word of mouth?

{Ed002's Note - There is a complete mix of backgrounds. I am, as you know, a rodeo clown and part time gentleman adventurer. The others are a mix of chimney sweeps and florists - many of which work together at}

06 May 2017 23:44:44
Really interesting read to hear how it all came together. Fair play, well done and thank you.

{Ed002's Note - And none of the Eds get paid except Ed007 who we see as a hirsute charity case. For years and years he had always boasted about the money he saved on carpet slippers through having incredibly hairy feet. And this was a wonderful soft hair that he would allow other Eds to comb in repayment for their bringing items that would improve his collection of Victorian napkin rings to him. Eventually he could no longer buy shoes due to the depth of his luscious foot hair and we new something had to be done. We had a Kickstarter campaign and have all agreed to pay our plentiful salaries in to a fund to address Ed007's foothair problem and to allow him to work with young girls to ensure it never happens to them either.}

06 May 2017 20:59:36
When are you going to promote Harry to an Ed?

{Ed001's Note - you know the day hell freezes over? Well it will be thirty years after that.}

06 May 2017 21:00:32
you all do a great job! I cannot imagine waking up and your site not being here, its become part of my daily routine, thanks to you all. Long may it continue.

{Ed001's Note - I don't know what I would do without it. I used to dread going to work, now I get out of bed with a purpose.}

06 May 2017 21:58:28
Congratulations and well done with all of it. Your site has been the first i look at every day for so many years now. Thanks to all the Eds for all the hard work. I would be so uneducated about football without this site.

{Ed001's Note - thank you Mark. That means a hell of a lot mate, seriously.}

06 May 2017 22:31:27
Is it true ''harry' is the only paid Ed?

{Ed001's Note - we couldn't possibly pay him enough. Trust me.}

07 May 2017 08:09:39
Can only echo the sentiments above. This is my home page on my browser haha!

Thanks to all the Eds and especially those doing it for free love.

My partner hates you all because in her words "we can't have a conversation because you're always on that stupid football site", but if it ever starts to make things difficult I have the willpower to walk away. She is fine by herself anyway.

{Ed001's Note - tell her we all love her too....}

07 May 2017 08:12:02
Do you have plans for the site ed's?
Anything that you would like to do with it?

{Ed001's Note - lots mate. There are loads of plans to improve it. Personally now I am working on some short videos, from sports docs to interviews to well just about anything sports based. Ed033 is currently working on notifications, so you know when people have replied. Though I am not sure when that will ever be ready as he has been working on it for what feels like 10 years, though I am sure it is nothing like that long!}

07 May 2017 01:44:12
Haha Ed02 most amusing. I'm worried in case us site users have finally broken your mind. Nice to see some light hearted insane humour lol.

07 May 2017 10:13:54
If any of the EDD'S, r around, please ignore my ignorance but r these sites just for football, or is there any for the likes of horse racing, tennis, cricket etc.

{Ed001's Note - there are lots of different sites now mate. There are drop down menus for the other sites near the top of the page. There is all sorts there, from movies to cricket to US sports.}

07 May 2017 11:18:16
Maybe all of us should post about how we al got hooked on this drug, I mean, this website!
Thanks to all you Eds for the work you do. I can't imagine not waking up to this website. Eds 001 and 002 are legends, but even as a Red, I really really like Ed025!
Thank you all.

{Ed001's Note - don't worry mate, we will keep that last bit between ourselves!}

07 May 2017 11:24:52
Thanks for all your hard work eds. This is my first and only source for all things football. I look forward to using it for other sports too. Maybe it's just me but I could swear other media sites and news teams use your comments to make their stories. Some of it is literally word for word. Perhaps that's a testament to how highly you are regarded. You make the others look like a bunch of amateurs. Thanks again. 👍👍.

{Ed001's Note - thank you RS.}



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