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Favourite player: Gerrard, Ronaldo R9, Raul


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17 May 2020 23:03:04
Hi Ed001, have you done a profile on King Kenny? I can’t remember but seemed to recall reading something on KK. If you have where can I find it?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - not yet I haven't, but he is on the list.}


 

 

30 Mar 2020 22:28:00
Eds and reds, who is the best free kick taker you have seen? I’ll start off with a slightly older suggestion and pick Juninho Pernambucano.

Azk

{Ed002's Note - Perhaps Ronaldinho.}


1.) 30 Mar 2020 22:36:33
Nice one Ed002. There’s just something about Brazilians and hitting a swerving free kick into the net.

{Ed002's Note - He was an outstandingly talented individual player but not ideal in the envorments of most sides unless they have the fortune to be able to recruit a player to do exactly as he wants.}


2.) 31 Mar 2020 00:12:21
Siniša Mihajlović. Top class.


3.) 31 Mar 2020 00:21:57
Ronaldinho’s free kicks were sublime, I was at the Pompey Europa league game vs Milan and you just knew it was going in!


4.) 31 Mar 2020 04:34:38
What about Roberto Carlos he wasnt too bad either with a free kick.

{Ed001's Note - he scored one brilliant one and 99.9999% of the rest of his free kicks were in the stands. He was not good mate honestly. There is literally no comparison with Azk's choice, Pernambucano was head and shoulders above anyone else in this field.}


5.) 31 Mar 2020 06:22:26
Juninho's free kicks might as well have been penalties!

another Brazilian free kick king favourite of mine was Rogerio Ceni.


6.) 31 Mar 2020 06:45:20
Juninho I'd probably say is hard to argue with in terms of FK ability but I also think that Messi doesn't earn enough appreciation for his set piece qualities due to his overall ability. I'm sure his record of free kick goals is exceptional and from dangerous areas you'd rarely see him be far off his target.


7.) 31 Mar 2020 10:21:38
Carlos was pants! Beckham usurped him in his first season at Madrid. Mihajlović good shout. he was sick!


8.) 31 Mar 2020 10:58:01
Maybe not as talented as the rest of the above but Stuart Pearce could blast in a decent free kick.


9.) 31 Mar 2020 14:13:39
Del Piero.


10.) 31 Mar 2020 15:45:51
Zico was very good too.


11.) 31 Mar 2020 16:18:30
Roberto Baggio was a great free kick taker. I even used to play Roberto Baggios magical kicks while I pretended to work.


12.) 31 Mar 2020 17:51:42
I lived in france and was there when Juninho arrived at Lyon. He was good at set pieces but as the years went on he just got better to the point that ech free kick looked like as someone said, a penalty REGARDLESS of distance. I watched him score a near 40 yard set piece and it was like, "Meh, what else is new? ". The guy was super lethal.


 

 

12 Mar 2020 12:42:54
Hi Ed001, just to move away from the heartache of last night; I remember maybe 3 seasons ago you pointed out that Bobby‘s vision and passing were at a different level but it wasn’t apparent since teammates were not in the same wavelength. I was just wondering if the same is happening with Minamino, in a sense that the team is still not used to his give n go style?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - to a degree yes, he is making movement but often not being noticed. He did link up quite well on the left last night a couple of times, but other than that never really got a chance to show if they were getting used to him. Speaking of Bobby, his movement was in large part responsible for the amount of space we got last night to attack them.}


1.) 12 Mar 2020 12:53:27
Spot on, Ed. in the fist half, Bobbie was dropping deep on the right which allowed Salah, Ox and TAA a lot of space on the overload and that is where Ox had a tonne of joy. The gaps that were opening up on that side were immense esp. on the first goal where Saul had been helping out but even he could not match the pressure we put on that side of their defence.

I also think Bobbie was struggling to get a hold of the ball esp. with the way AM were playing him BUT credit to the lad for never giving up, never sulking nor let his head drop. He was a constant menace esp. when dropping deep to orchestrate and help get us going. And when his goal came, he took it with calmness and aplomb on the rebound. Great player and a Meantality Monster.

{Ed001's Note - sometimes it is more about what he does when he doesn't have the ball, even on days when he is poor on it he usually makes up for it with his off the ball work.}


2.) 12 Mar 2020 13:32:35
I must admit i have been advocating for some personal changes but last night showed me that we have a top class first 11.
There is no player in world football who can replace any of our team players.
That was the best I've seen our front 3 play.
It hurts but im proud of the game play and commitment.
We go again.


3.) 12 Mar 2020 14:51:37
Thanks Ed. I’m just curious how it’d look if both the Minos play together; should make for some sublime link up play. Hopefully he gets to play more of the PL games from now to get used to it more.

{Ed001's Note - that would be exciting.}


4.) 12 Mar 2020 16:26:20
Decelticon, I have to disagree on your view that there isn't a player who would replace any of our first eleven. All about opinion, of course.


5.) 12 Mar 2020 16:47:00
Rome 1977, there is no player out there who can replace Bobbie and I mean FULLY replace him based on everything he does for the team with or w/ o the ball, as Ed01 and many others have described on here. Nobody, IMO. Now, if you think someone else out there can do that then let me know and we can discuss it. Peace and Love, my friend.


6.) 12 Mar 2020 17:09:25
I love the way he plays with his back to defenders. The way he turns them. So clever. His goal should have taken us through.


7.) 12 Mar 2020 17:19:15
Red Meister, I never mentioned Firmino. I would name De Bruyne and Mbappe as 2 players who would improve our team. In the history of football there has never been a perfect team. I'm sure Jurgen and his team are working on improving our starting 11 as we speak. Whether getting those players is achievable is another matter.


8.) 12 Mar 2020 20:20:54
I don't think replacing bobby is the answer but I do think a plan b is required when our current system isn't working against certain teams athletico aren't the only team we have struggled to break down in these circumstances there has to be a style of play that opens them up another formation something that a player can offer that our current squad are missing.


9.) 12 Mar 2020 20:28:43
Fair enuff, Rome 1977.


 

 

01 Feb 2020 20:43:50
Hi Eds and reds, Klopp mentioned a change in Fab’s position at half time; I couldn’t spot it on the tv so would greatly appreciate if someone could explain what he changed?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - he was moved slightly higher up the pitch and given more freedom to get forward.}


 

 

12 Jan 2020 11:13:17
Hi Ed001, do you think Alisson has improves in his handling? Seems like he gives out zero rebounds these days?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - hard to tell, he is not exactly being worked enough to judge him!}


1.) 12 Jan 2020 12:00:16
He seems to hold on to everything he can, so refreshing after the years of Mignolet and Karius.


2.) 12 Jan 2020 13:17:13
Ha I suppose so Ed. It’s just that when I watched some old clips of him on YouTube (I know, I know) he seemed to parry a lot in those days. Now his positioning is so good that he’s able to just catch to ball.

I agree Lambo mate, safest pair of hands!


3.) 12 Jan 2020 13:36:23
He makes saves look easy and everything Is effortless, honestly liverpool have never had a better keeper in there history, he might b the best I have ever seen in the world.

{Ed025's Note - you obviously never seen ray clemence hailstones..


4.) 12 Jan 2020 13:45:16
It's a bit like Andy Robertson. We've had a lot of top class forwards, wingers, midfielders and cbs over recent years but have struggled to get a really good lb and gk. Now we have two of the best around. Thought Ali's catching was class yesterday.


5.) 12 Jan 2020 14:53:08
He's up there hailstone but Ed is right. He hasn't had to pull many out of the bag. Teams are reduced to shooting from mid distance at best and he gets down really well. But we haven't seen him up at the top left hand corner much. What he is having to do he is doing really well.


6.) 12 Jan 2020 23:51:07
Neville southall wasn’t bad either.


7.) 13 Jan 2020 00:25:28
Ray clemence was awesome but very different keeper in my opinion. More commanding of his box, prob better in the air but Becker is better at starting attacks and def better with his feet :-) .


8.) 13 Jan 2020 05:52:40
When did we sign Nev lerchy?


 

 

 

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15 Mar 2020 15:23:37
As always, that’s comforting to hear Ed002, thanks!

Azk

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}


 

 

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20 Mar 2018 08:56:39
Righto. Thanks ed!

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20 Mar 2018 08:48:57
Just to follow up Ed, who would you put in that world class bracket that’s “attainable”? Obviously that rules out De Gea and Buffon. I would say Alison and Oblak?

The other German options, Leno, Horn, Ter Stegen are very very good but I don’t know if they’re that much of an upgrade, if at all. Interested to know what other reds feel as well.

Azk

{Ed001's Note - Alisson would be the onlyone and I expect him to go elsewhere.}


 

 

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20 Mar 2018 06:01:12
Hi Ed, so based on your response up there do you think Karius has impressed to the extent that he should be the No 1 for next season?

I seem to recall one of the posters saying that Karius really impressed in training, and I also think he has improved leeps and bounds from last season. I’m excited because in a short space of time it seems like he has eradicated, or at least not exhibit, most of the errors of last season. It would be great if we can continue to see him develop year on year.

Azk

{Ed001's Note - unless we are going to get a world class keeper, I see no reason to change him.}


 

 

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30 Jan 2018 12:58:45
Just a “friend” eh Ed? 😜.

Azk

{Ed001's Note - well yes, until she got married. Her hubby objected to her having other 'friends' after that. Miserable bugger.}


 

 

 

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07 May 2020 22:36:20
Great stuff as per usual Ed. No Di Maria though, or he plays at a different position?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - just not made it. He is not that good on a consistent basis plus he plays in a weak league.}


 

 

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30 Mar 2020 22:36:33
Nice one Ed002. There’s just something about Brazilians and hitting a swerving free kick into the net.

Azk

{Ed002's Note - He was an outstandingly talented individual player but not ideal in the envorments of most sides unless they have the fortune to be able to recruit a player to do exactly as he wants.}


 

 

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26 Mar 2020 21:21:46
Just for a bit of fun to follow up on your response Ed001, which Liverpool era/ team and under which manager do you think Gerrard would have been at his best?

Azk

{Ed001's Note - Klopp. Gerrard was so physical and he would have had to learn to work back.}


 

 

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26 Mar 2020 19:42:08
Christ mate. You’re ignoring the goals he scored in all the finals? His partnership with Torres in the 08/ 09 title chase? His double digits goals and assists in 13/ 14? Those were all after 2007. And I don’t think you can adjudged a player as not a legend due to him not winning a league title.

Players often revered for “leading” their side to a title are all attackers, your Maradonas, Peles, Messis, Ronaldos. It’s very difficult for others to be seen in that light.

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25 Mar 2020 15:49:44
Was Torres planned that far ahead Ed? He joined in 2007 and Morientes left the summer before, if I recall.

Azk

{Ed001's Note - Rafa wanted Torres when he first arrived mate. The plan was to have him off Morientes. Actually thinking about it, it might have been before Gerrard refused to play on the right that Rafa decided the midfield needed a third man to cope in England. It is difficult trying to keep the dates in line now so many years later.}