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05 May 2020 15:53:19
Ed01
What was your opinion on David James mate?

{Ed001's Note - a waste of talent. He could have been a world class keeper but he was a complete bellend and never bothered achieving what he could. Constantly late or missing training to party. Utter dick and should have been booted out of the club long before he did.}

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05 May 2020 16:50:58
So a high opinion then 😂
He's just before my time, my early memories of him were that he was absolutely god awful to be honest.

{Ed001's Note - god awful is a very accurate summation of his time with us. Too far up his own backside to bother trying, that was the problem.}

05 May 2020 17:21:51
David James is one of the most agile goalkeepers I've ever seen, had the right build for a goalkeeper too. Obviously struggled with concentration, some of the goals we conceded from corners back then still make me cringe. There was one against Leeds in a 2-2 draw I believe where he came for the ball from a corner with his hands behind his back. Had an ok career after he left us but should have been so much more.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate. He was an excellent athlete but he had no desire to put himself out.}

05 May 2020 17:33:02
Calamity James.

05 May 2020 18:02:25
Ed01, with the likes of James, Collymore, Ruddock etc, who were here in the 90's and conducting themselves in reprehensible fashion, just how did we ended up with this lot of players who tho talented, where a complete shambles mentality-wise and lacked the grit and will to actually achieve something with the club and their careers, as a whole? Was it a case of "it's the 90's and everything was out of hand" or a case of just LFC not knowing how to sign players? Cheers, man.

{Ed001's Note - we lost Geoff Twentyman and the rest of our scouting network was just useless. A lack of investment after that meant we were left behind by the modern game.}

05 May 2020 18:46:46
I remember his first few games and thought wow we have signed a proper talent here
But for me the one thing that sticks in my mind he how he cost us in Europe against PSG
After that I never forgave him.

05 May 2020 20:30:34
Hadn’t Geoff Twentyman been gone a good while Ed, I think he departed around Kenny taking up the Player-Manager role?
There’s been growing disquiet about Everton’s rise in the mid 80s when it was felt Liverpool’s scouting had been left behind rather?
Ironically it was Graeme Souness who took him to Rangers.
It all started going wrong when we were signing Southerners lol. Though there is some truth in that!

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, that was my point we never invested after he left in a modern network.}

05 May 2020 22:34:17
Why did we take so long to replace him? I know we spent a year (or more? ) wrangling a work permit for Friedel, but that wasn't until 1997 or 98 when Jamo had been at the club since 1992 and first choice since 1994.

{Ed001's Note - because they kept hoping he would come good.}

05 May 2020 22:42:11
Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout. a good read that.

{Ed001's Note - excellent book.}







 

 

 
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