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22 Jun 2021 08:05:48
Hi Ed2 hope all is well. Any potential interest in Jérémy Doku? He's young, raw, exceptionally fast and perhaps a good future replacement for either salah or mane?

1jj

{Ed002's Note - There has been in the past.}


1.) 22 Jun 2021 11:16:00
I believe we tried to sign him at 16, had him look round Melwood etc but he decided it wasn’t the right move for him. Have it in my head that Kompany gave some advise to him.


2.) 22 Jun 2021 11:44:50
He signed for Rennes last season. To me he just looks like a head down and run with it type winger, didn’t seem to have any idea what to do with the ball, passing and end product look severely lacking.


3.) 22 Jun 2021 11:48:10
We were interested but during some conversation with him and his family, we thought he was headed to Chelsea, and so our interest cooled. It later transpired that he was just talking about his sister who was called Chelsea!


4.) 22 Jun 2021 19:10:15
Looks promising to me….


 

 

23 Apr 2021 18:13:40
Interesting rumour that FSG are seriously considering selling.

1jj

1.) 23 Apr 2021 19:02:17
I understood that a rumour was sparked by a 'supposed' ITK that ONE of the six owners of ESL EPL clubs was thinking of selling.

So, in my mind, a) it was just a rumour and b) the rumour didn't specify a club.


2.) 23 Apr 2021 19:15:57
If they support Klopp in the market this summer and bring in the players we need to keep us at the top then that will go a long way to repairing the damage that's been done here. But the scars will remain i'm sure. These things are clearly out of our control but so long as the players and coaching staff are supported i can look the other way. Don't have much other choice.


3.) 23 Apr 2021 20:40:03
Money from where red flyer.


4.) 24 Apr 2021 10:37:05
Beware what you wish for. Reforms of ownership have always been bad for the common people. Are you aware that the Duke of Westminster owns most of Liverpool City Centre and you only go to shop by his good grace!


5.) 24 Apr 2021 22:23:39
Red flyer, there’s no chance we can rebuild and bring in the players we need with no CL, and I’m sorry but at this point that’s klopp and the players fault, as we’ve had another great opportunity to walk through an open door and fluffed it against Newcastle and Leeds. FSG have backed klopp enough imo, I don’t think that’s been a huge question mark for me, but now, due to the C.V., it’ll be hard not to sell assets in order to break even and reinvest. Some players needs to move on regardless and klopps favourite firmino is one of them, at least this means he would stop constantly playing him. Also ‘stay at the top’ we aren’t there anymore mate, we’ve got to start over. But I do understand your sentiments, I just don’t think it’s feasible for FSG to be able to do that, we either work within our means, which is jack rubbish, or they sell in order for us to be in a position to rebuild this team.


6.) 25 Apr 2021 06:16:04
Kman, good points. Hoping redbird investment helps our cause. But, we still have the players to compete next season provided we stay mostly healthy. I don't think we need a rebuild.


7.) 25 Apr 2021 07:28:50
Agree with you on this debate RF
We do need a CB and Konate is a great option if you overlook his recent injury record.
I believe we need a new forward and although this may be contentious, I would use the sale of Bobby to fund a new signing, as he has been below his best form for 2 seasons on the bounce now.
I also feel like we need two midfielders, one to replace Gini and one other, selling Shaq and Oxlade Chamberlain and Grugic in the process.
Don’t think we would get what we would want for those 5 players ( sweet fa for Gini) but it is surely better to get their wages off the clubs outgoings in any case.


 

 

12 Oct 2020 08:13:03
Ed2 I'd welcome your sage views on the new league and cup proposals and changes being put forward. Do you feel they are the correct thing to do and do you believe they will be voted through? I hear all the big six are in approval.

1jj

{Ed002's Note - Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, has on several occasions requested a meeting with an extant group of sides considering the pan-European breakaway to discuss his proposals. They have no interest in such a discussion but having identified the source of much of the funding (and that raising a concern) will wish to discuss it between themselves again. This has dragged on for four years and nothing has happened - and I doubt it will. However, Ross with the help of Liverpool owners FSG organised a meeting of a number of clubs in Paris during January 2020 including Arsenal, Bayern Munich, PSG, Atletico, Manchester United, Juventus, Liverpool in order to discuss expanding the pre-season International Champions Cup to a much larger event where clubs would be members of the tournament through a debenture type system but need to commit to playing their first team in all games. Ajax, Chelsea, both Milan sides, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Marseille, Real Madrid and Spurs refused invitations to attend. Ross wants UEFA to formally recognise the tournament (there has been a discussion already) which would be a money spinner but will add many more first team games to the annual schedule. This is one driver that has led to the proposal arising commissioned report that the Liverpool owners had written by a third party in order to ensure certain income is allocated on the basis of more for the more successful sides and proposes reducing the size of the league to 18 (aligning with what UEFA and FIFA would like), scratching the League Cup and the Charity Shield. This is the larger plan for Liverpool to initially host International Champion Cup pre-season tournament run every year that would require clubs to commit playing full first team squads. This clashes with the views of FIFA. The reduction is the size of the league makes some sense but will be difficult for the Premier League to pass. Eventually the clubs will look to self-distribution of a number of games that could collapse the broadcaster deal and that would likely, in a few years, collapse the whole football pyramid in England and cut off money going to the EFL. The FA are looking at tweaking Home Grown and Club Developed rules which could hit one or two clubs hard - not least Liverpool. This all comes from the growth potential of Liverpool now flattening out – the owners would like to find a way to squeeze more out – and that is the reason that they have the support of Manchester United. It is one of a number of proposals kicking around - they come and go.}


1.) 12 Oct 2020 12:33:54
Thanks Ed2 as always for the detailed and brilliant reply. It does feel like a land grab to me and the timing/ message around the £250m to EFL seems cynical at best. Even though change is often scary to some I'm not sure the current proposals are the best way forward to all clubs and not just the elite few.

The part I like the least is the 'rule of 6' as clearly that means any future changes will get through without any real challenge and that could really damage football as we know it forever.

{Ed002's Note - It proposes nine not six.}


2.) 12 Oct 2020 13:48:09
Sorry the big six plus Everton, West Ham and Southampton I assume? Point being of they are the ones being favoured then presumably they are highly
Likely to agree to any future changes?

{Ed002's Note - I would not be thinking about that at this moment in time. Other sides may well not look to agree with the plan of the Liverpool owners.}


3.) 13 Oct 2020 13:07:16
ed002 I think there is far to much being put on the premier league by the whole of football. It is a business like every other the amount of greengrocers butchers and bakeries that have closed because of the big supermarkets all over the country and there is no call to take money of them. The average weekly wage uk is about £600 yet in league 2 it is over £2000 a week and the standard is awful, Am from Grimsby ed and the last few times I went to watch Grimsby play it was not much better than Sunday league football. Am past playing now ed but when I did play Sunday league Adam Buckley was playing for Grimsby in the championship and he use to come training with us he was not even in the top 5 players at training. I don't know of any country that has so many pro teams like the uk ed. I see that league 1 average weekly wage is over £4000 that's the problem ed all them clubs are paying way over the odds and that needs to stop not expect somebody else to help run your club.

{Ed002's Note - Certainly the owners of some clubs would like to see a salary cap introduced but it is difficult to implement at a player-level when we are so far down the line. Implementing it at club level can be done (e.g. no more than 60% of income can be spent on wages) but there is a problem doing that from country to country, where the likes of Portugal, a very much poorer nation, see far less revenue than say England. Porto are a very successful side but get less than a third of the revenue that a club like Liverpool gets. At the lower tiers of English football, it is hard to see how the professional game can be sustained - and this I have explained in detail before.}


4.) 13 Oct 2020 13:49:47
I think 60% should be put in for English teams Ed all that most of the owners of these teams are doing is gambling on getting up and wanting more money from the top of the game. I think ed if we pay more money to the lower leagues it would not sort the problem out they would just spend more trying to get up and drive the wages higher.

{Ed002's Note - There is guidance which is set at 70%.}


5.) 14 Oct 2020 08:31:08
Ed why would Southampton be included? No offense to them but I'd have thought that Leicester, Wolves or even Newcastle are 'bigger' clubs, no?

{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with "bigger" clubs. It is nonsense cooked up on behalf of Liverpool based on time in the PL. They very naively think it will bring support.}


6.) 14 Oct 2020 10:13:18
Aha okay thanks Ed002. Nonsense indeed. Even by that logic Newcastle and Villa have been in it more seasons than Southampton. I guess it doesn't matter though, since their proposal is presumably a complete non-starter.

{Ed002's Note - It may well be based on continuous time. The whjole thing is simply about the Liverpool owners and to some extent the Manchester United owners looking to squeeze more money out of their investment and to try and get the growth potential rising. They are getting close to the point where it makes sense to pull their money out of the club and re-invest it in a club with better growth potential.}


 

 

05 Oct 2020 16:58:09
Grujic is staying for now.

1jj

1.) 05 Oct 2020 17:02:22
Shame they had to be petty about a loan deal, now they will have to pay wages for a player they can't get a work permit for.


2.) 05 Oct 2020 18:32:42
So which non-HG player is leaving? Confused.


3.) 05 Oct 2020 18:55:33
Nobody. Unless there's some last minute activity.


4.) 05 Oct 2020 18:51:29
Maybe there is something I am not getting regarding Grujic's work permit. He was able to play in the Arsenal Carabao Cup game, what changes once the window closes. Is it because there is a potential for him to leave or he becomes an permanent employee at the closure of the window?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool applied for a WP and were granted, or maybe only requested, 28 days. If he stays they need to go back and put a case for a WP. He wants out but it is proving difficult. Unless one non HG player leaves to day the club will not be able to register everyone,}


5.) 05 Oct 2020 17:19:31
Why could he play in the 2 Cup games?

{Ed002's Note - he has a 28 day WP.}


6.) 05 Oct 2020 19:03:43
How is it that Grujic can't get a WP eds?

{Ed002's Note - This has been done to death over the last couple of years. Liverpool could go back and request one under the exceptions rule but it would need to be accompanied by an apology.}


7.) 05 Oct 2020 19:15:22
Cheers Ed02!


8.) 05 Oct 2020 19:57:07
Who do we need to write the letter to ed2😉 I’ll do it! I saw enough in 2 games to make me think he’s good enough.


9.) 05 Oct 2020 21:38:53
I am guessing Gruijic will be the one to miss out on the pl team, what a waste of a talent until the next window. Poor lad has been horribly mishandled.


10.) 05 Oct 2020 22:06:31
Can Gruijic, still be loaned or sold to lower (Championship) clubs until 10/ 16?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, and to anywhere the window is still open.}


11.) 06 Oct 2020 10:10:18
I hope it doesn't go as bad as it did for Markovich, it's getting to that point.


 

 

14 May 2020 20:57:47
Love what Kane has done sponsoring Leyton Orients shirts for next season on behalf of three charities. For his faults surely we can all agree this was a great move by the man.

1jj

1.) 14 May 2020 22:55:41
Harry or Herbie?
anyways, that is cool. But what I want to know is, will Leyton Orient be sporting a pic of Kane on their shirts!?


2.) 14 May 2020 23:44:04
Brilliant touch.


3.) 15 May 2020 01:07:15
Well he claims it, but it was really Erikson.
(Joking) be nice to see more of this from the players at the top.


4.) 15 May 2020 08:16:12
He is claiming all of Orient’s goals now though.
But, yes, nice of him that move.


 

 

 

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16 Jun 2022 07:08:02
Have always said that you want a home game to start PL with as every team with crowd behind them on opening day is tricky.

A win day one sets the tone for the rest of the season. Let's see what ManCity and us get heh at 9am?!

1jj

1.) 16 Jun 2022 08:21:54
Am I crazy to want man City first up? Rip that plaster off and get it done.

Also just seen that the season only really starts a week early and a week later. To say that we miss about 6 weeks of fixtures due to the world Cup, fixture congestion is going to play a big part this year. It'll be interesting if C.V. or bad weather causes any postponements but there must be contingency built in.

Luckily all the players have had time to recover before going again, well done Fifa!


2.) 16 Jun 2022 08:34:25
Maybe our squad depth will come in handy next season.


3.) 16 Jun 2022 09:28:12
Trust a World Cup to interrupt the proper football it is scandalous hopefully this is the last thing me they attempt such an atrocity it must never have again. Anyone know when our pre season starts?


4.) 16 Jun 2022 09:41:47
Fulham away first. Not great any game away first up but not as bad as ManCity away at hammers. Good to see ManU get their obligatory home game straight up to help build confidence.


5.) 16 Jun 2022 10:51:00
or it could destroy there confidence 1jj. Nobody is scared of playing at OT anymore, and if they don't get off to a flying start the knives will start sharpening for Ten hag- they think they have there version of Klopp, they could have the Dutch version of david Moyes.


6.) 16 Jun 2022 12:15:24
Do we always get a newly promoted team on opening day? Seems like it for the last few seasons now lol.


 

 

09 Jun 2022 08:07:28
Ed1 do you feel young footballers are becoming too functional under today's managers and we are less likely to see players like Messi again?

For me players like Jones are told to play it safe when they should be given licence to attack first rather than the fashionable keep ball passing backwards and sideways rather than dribbling and taking a player on like Macca and Barnes (even Diaz turns back too often when he can beat most players with his skill and pace) .

Thoughts?

1jj

{Ed001's Note - very much so, I have been saying it for years, modern managers want robots to follow instructions rather than flair players. It is the academy system that is the problem, players in European football are being overcoached, particularly in the UK. Kids can't just kick a ball around in the streets any more like we used to anywhere and everywhere we went.}


1.) 09 Jun 2022 08:16:56
Jumpers for goalposts eh ed.

{Ed001's Note - it is the best way for kids to learn. They develop with freedom and have to get involved in all aspects of the game when playing with their mates in the park. We used to rotate all positions and so learnt to read the game. Playing organised games is great too, but they are being shown only the way their coach things is best that way, not finding out for themselves.}


2.) 09 Jun 2022 08:19:52
Agreed. Such a shame as it’s meant to be entertainment but yet again that’s why most neutral fans prefer watching Liverpool under Klopp than ManCity as Pep is the master of over coaching (though he is pretty good at it to be fair :)!

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate. That is one of the reasons I love Klopp so much, he gives players a lot more freedom than most modern day coaches.}


3.) 09 Jun 2022 09:22:07
It's funny when I take my lad to his matches. Him and his mates all try and do the turns and runs you see on the fifa games along with the skills that are on them. I'm all for natural ability being nurtured but these fifa skills usually end up with the ball being lost.


4.) 09 Jun 2022 09:33:55
Man I miss those days. Using my gateposts for goalposts and shouting ‘CAR! ’ every time a car went past as we all moved to the side of the road.
Happy times.
In regards to Jones I think it’s the opposite. He needs more discipline in his game to play in our midfield. We constantly underestimate the importance of that midfield 3 in the system we play.
Yes they need to defend but the 2 most important factors are anticipation (to win the ball quickly and stop counter attacks) and ball retention. With our full backs pushed so high the midfielders simply cannot lose the ball under any circumstances.
It’s why more attack minded players have struggled to adapt as they tend to try more difficult passes and lose the ball leaving us wide open.


5.) 09 Jun 2022 09:35:50
Hopefully Klopp can encourage Jones to release the pass that one touch earlier. Watching him live it’s clear he has the ability and he sees the pass, it’s just he chooses to have that extra touch sometimes that then closes the window of opportunity.


6.) 09 Jun 2022 11:04:54
Spot on, Ed. There was a time where clubs where I grew up, would come to watch kids play on the streets in the localities during the summer holidays to scout players cos street ball was where it was at in those days. That's where kids were free to be kids and be themselves and the flair and skill were a joy to watch.

Now with the micro-coaching now rampant in the academies in Europe (this has been the case for 20 yrs btw), there is literally no flair, natural instinct nor natural skill left in these kids anymore. Sad.


7.) 09 Jun 2022 11:18:36
Absolutely Jk, he holds onto the ball too long and turns back on himself too frequently. Perhaps it’s a confidence thing.


8.) 09 Jun 2022 12:09:14
Agree with JK. Although I don't think it's a lack of confidence with Curtis. More a lack of appreciation of the level he's playing at - players are better and everything needs to be quicker. Pass opportunities like the one's Thiago sees come and go in an instant.

I think and hope Jones will become a LFC regular for years to come. Plus, like Trent, he has the added benefit of coming from the city which is priceless to have in the squad.


9.) 09 Jun 2022 12:54:41
I understand the problem with academies over coaching etc. But I think the main problem is that kids don't 'play out' anymore.

We use to do everything with a football - curby (trying to land the ball on the curb edge), 1 kick (2 players hitting a ball at a wall -only one kick allowed), foot tennis (chalk a tennis pitch onto the street) .

This, in my opinion is where we use gain all our ball control and ball manipulation skills.

I don't see kids playing these games anymore. Shame really.

{Ed001's Note - agreed.}


10.) 09 Jun 2022 12:55:48
Curtis is a class act on and off the pitch he will only get better this is for sure a big season coming for our trio of youngsters really hope they can kick on and show what there about.


11.) 09 Jun 2022 13:05:29
Whereas I don’t think Jones is there yet to be a regular starter (I agree with others that his decision making is a bit iffy and he holds on to the ball too long), I think he offers the same qualities that Keita is supposed to offer and I think we could afford to sell Keita and give Jones more chance to establish himself.


12.) 09 Jun 2022 13:13:13
You learned close control playing football in the street when you were wearing wellies, lmao.
Happy days ????.


13.) 09 Jun 2022 13:54:40
Have footballers really been that bad for the last 20 years under the micro coaching.

I think if players had no flair, instinct or skill etc I wouldn’t be still watching the game.


14.) 09 Jun 2022 14:26:09
JK if the players had no flair, instinct or skill I’d think I was watching Everton.


15.) 09 Jun 2022 14:31:59
Djimi Traore used to play in wellies. I think.
You lot were lucky, we had nowhere to play football. We'd be given a thrashing if we were caught playing with a football on the polo pitches.


16.) 09 Jun 2022 15:25:53
Lol Rigsby, did you go to School with Boris Johnson? Polo pitches? The only horses I ever saw in the flesh as a kid were mounted riot police ????.


17.) 09 Jun 2022 20:13:59
I wish I'd gone to school the Eton Mess, VVVV. I'd have had his head down the toilet everyday.


18.) 10 Jun 2022 03:42:57
I would be surprised if Jones was being given any extra chances to play conservative other than what is usual for our midfielders. It's not like we've generated loads of attacking midfielders with flair under Klopp! workhorses more like it!


 

 

29 May 2022 09:34:38
Well that was one hell of a season. Highs and lows of supporting Liverpool but 50% trophies won and competing to end of both others is the stuff of dreams.

A few weeks break (I'm exhausted watching us this year) then can't wait for next season.

Who will we sign? Tweaks in formation from Klopp? Newcastle on the rise. Superstar players joining the PL. Can Spurs, ManU, Chelsea, Arsenal make more of a challenge.

Deep breath. Enjoy summer. Then it all starts again. Bring on the rollercoaster!

1jj

1.) 29 May 2022 10:54:53
I can see City dominating now for the next ten years and no one laying a glove on them. We couldn’t do it with 92 points, and there’s no way the rest are making a 20 point deficit. They’ve not been able to do it the last few years and there’s no reason to think they’ll do it now, as for us, if we do nothing this transfer window then next season we’ll finish in the also rans.


2.) 29 May 2022 11:29:05
Turn it in VVV, your negative words are so boring. Change the record mate.


3.) 29 May 2022 11:35:58
Our front 3 used to work with bobby dropping deep and linking the play

Now he's not a starter any more we miss it in big games against the big sides this season

So we need to address this for me just a small change noticed in big matches this season and could be why we couldn't win the last 2 throhys 0 wins against top 4 and missed it last night for me

Could be addressed with a new midfielder or number 9

Summer will be a big one.


4.) 29 May 2022 12:38:26
Spot on, MartyMacfly.


 

 

24 May 2022 08:07:17
This is how I'd try and compete with ManCity next season. Before I start I want to say that we have been absolutely amazing and I'm so proud of our team so this is just a suggestion that would help get us over the PL line next year.

Our style of play suits a tall fast centre forward. One that tracks back in to the 10 role where needed. We score lots but we actually miss a lot also which has been our problem with too many draws and ultimately the title this season albeit by only one point. But you either win it or you don't. Let me explain.

We constantly look for long passes over the top mainly to our wingers and both they and our wing backs put in outstanding cross after cross perfect for the tall fast CF.

So, IMO we buy Nunez and with a World Cup winter keep as many of our current forwards as possible but if Salah goes then Mane moves right where he started, if Mane goes then Diaz replaces on left or Nunez replaces in CF role. We still have 5 quality forwards with Jota and Bobby.

Another midfielder would be ideal but only due to Thiagos injuries and a back up right back but only if Joe goes (I don't think he will this year) .

I can then see us scoring more in those tighter games and giving us those precious few extra points that are making al the difference.

1jj

1.) 24 May 2022 08:31:43
I kind of agree, would like to see Nunez in this team, he looks a cracking player and would probably add those extra few goals that we needed this season - I guess he wouldn’t be cheap but these league titles are being won on very fine margins and turning a couple of our draws into wins would have put us in front of City ultimately.


2.) 24 May 2022 09:14:39
I think we'll only sign a forward if Salah, Firmino or Mane leave.

Diaz and Jota are going nowhere, and if Origi/ Minamino leave it can be covered by Elliott/ Carvalho getting more game time.

We will sign a right back with Williams leaving. And i think we should also look to a top class midfielder to replace Ox.

Only my gut. I'm far from ITK but i can't see huge changes. This squad is fantastic and minor tweaks are fine with me.


3.) 24 May 2022 09:15:21
If Salah and Mane both go, then I’d go with Nunez and Bowen (he’s top quality imho), then it’s any three from Nunez, Diaz, Bowen, Jota, Carvalho, Firmino and (if he stays, Minamino) .


4.) 24 May 2022 09:29:06
Salah, Bobby and Mane used to thrive on closing down defenders (Bobby midfielders as well) stripping the ball off them and starting attacks deep in the opposition half whilst the rest of the opposition players are on the front foot.

These days the majority of teams we play against have about 30% possession and avoid playing the ball around and try to play the ball long through our high line. So it’s hard to have forwards who just press and workhorse midfielders hence why Thiago has become so important for us.

Jota’s our weakest forward with regards to retaining possession and linking up play but at the same time he’s proven that a goal scorer fits perfectly into our team and Mane and Salah can score goals regardless of who they are up top with.


5.) 24 May 2022 11:30:10
It all depends on Sadio and Mo deals I guess. I am pretty relaxed about it in all honesty. If any of them move on, we've already shown that we are good at finding the next superstars.

I do like Nunez as he brings something very different.

Whatever happens and whoever stays or goes, I'd like to see the coaches work on the link up play between the forwards this pre-season. The forwards are super talented in their own right but do not link as well as they should with their team mates. Diaz has an excuse as he's new to the club.


6.) 24 May 2022 12:51:25
I don't see Salah and Mane leaving in the same window. Besides that and while we are all talking about improvements on City, I don't think signings are the biggest thing even tho, they are important to get right. IMO, We need to improve our record vs the members of the top 4 cos 6 points in 6 games whereas City got 8 points is the type of margins we are talking about btw who wins the title and who doesn't.

Most importantly, I saw a stat that said LFC had lost 10 points from winning positions. City? Just 2 points. That simply WON4T cut it, I'm sorry. These are the two areas we need to improve upon regardless of who we sign cos clearly whatever we are doing as immensely impressive as it it overall, is simply not enuff anymore. Just my take.


7.) 24 May 2022 14:52:33
I've posted about this before. I think we need to increase our efficiency in front of goal. Lower the shots at goal in relation to goals scored. The number of draws and close games we end up having would automatically reduce and we'd have less of a problem in dealing with ManCity's numbers. It just makes you wonder what is going on when we have 17-18 shots on goal, the opposition has 1 or 2 because we control possession and the game, but the game ends up in a draw.

I'm not too worried about who the actual new players will be if there are departures. It's our system that is the champion, for me. And even if new forwards are brought in, the system will have to be tweaked somewhat to suit their strengths.


8.) 24 May 2022 14:58:03
Agree fully Oli. Also those 2 stats you mention feed into eachother because of the 10 points dropped from winning positions, 6 of them were dropped in draws against Chelsea, Spurs and City; all games we led in.

For me this strengthens the argument to improve the midfield. In big games when you are winning, it's vital to take the sting out and control the tempo. It is mostly about game management and keeping the ball. That's where we can improve.

Get the midfield signing right and i think we can nail both those birds with one stone.


9.) 24 May 2022 15:27:03
Oli and MK agree.

Amazingly as well in the last 6 games the opposition have scored first in 5 of them with the other being Chelsea where neither team scored. The beauty is we won 5 of those 6 games but my point is we don’t want to be giving Real a head start on Sat.


10.) 24 May 2022 17:42:26
Spot on, boys. I like where your heads are at on this topic. If I wasn't arsed about who we signed last season then, I definitely am not arsed about who we sign this season for obvious reasons. As to what MK said about the draws, they are all linked in terms of opponents and the stats themselves.

Several times this season, I could not fathom why we were laying so open even when we had the lead. Sometimes, we have to know when to slow things down, keep the ball or just let the opponent have the ball and let them break us down. This is what did us in vs Brentford and Brighton specifically.

Moving forward, We have to know when and how to see out games cos the draws are killing us, not the losses. Regardless of who we sing or in what position, we have to get these two parts of our game right 99% of the time next season, IMO. As for RM on Sat., we have to be VERY efficient and take our chances like we did vs City at Wembley. If we do then, no. 7 is coming home, IMO.


 

 

18 May 2022 13:01:01
All I want to say is how proud I am of the team and management. Every game possible played. 4 "finals". Both domestic cups. Whatever happens from here is simply a massive bonus!

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19 Jun 2022 09:07:38
Ed25 think you’ll find there’s a Big 1 (was 2 but Chelsea may not be same going forward) . Might go Big 2 if Newcastle get act together. Then there’s ManU due to revenue and debt. Then there’s Liverpool and Chelsea. Then Arsenal and Spurs.

Big 6 just doesn’t sum it up anymore. And I’m not sure the rich (ManCity and Newcastle) can get any richer ?.

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{Ed025's Note - you are right up there with them 1jj. Your 5 over £70m players tells us that mate. But if you like I will start a go fund page for LFC and we can all throw a knicker in .. ?


 

 

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15 Jun 2022 18:39:05
There is nothing to open up but malicious gossip.

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14 Jun 2022 22:05:49
WDW well said.

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14 Jun 2022 22:05:49
WDW well said.

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19 Jun 2022 09:08:53
What Noski said.

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16 Jun 2022 09:41:47
Fulham away first. Not great any game away first up but not as bad as ManCity away at hammers. Good to see ManU get their obligatory home game straight up to help build confidence.

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15 Jun 2022 18:33:04
This whole Haaland injuries business. You do know that Nunez had a nasty ACL in late teens. Let’s hope neither get injured as that’s a horrible way to live your lives. Instead hope our CF just bangs in a lot more goals!

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15 Jun 2022 14:14:51
Jota does the most difficult thing in football - score goals. He may not start every game but if he bags 20+ per season then he’s a great starter/ squad player.

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15 Jun 2022 14:13:06
WDW nailed it (diplomatically! )

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