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15 Dec 2023 07:41:18
Contract extension talks supposedly ongoing with Ibrahima Konaté.

ArAy1969

1.) 15 Dec 2023 07:52:32
Worried or happy ArAy?


2.) 15 Dec 2023 08:03:43
I'm happy, Harry. I like Konaté more than most people here do. Yes, there are injury issues but he gives us a physicality that we sorely need in a league like the EPL. I hope the injury issues will subside over time. When fully fit he is easily the next best after VVD, in my book.


3.) 15 Dec 2023 08:50:31
I certainly think it's a position we could upgrade. Is it higher on the priority list than some other positions? Don't think so.

Not entirely convinced by Konate but he is fairy young as CB's goes.

I will say with the current tactics, he does get exposed a lot more and that could be why I'm not entirely cemented.


4.) 15 Dec 2023 09:54:15
Fair enough mate, I too like him. On his day he is brutally good. But those days are far and few now. Which is a worry.


5.) 15 Dec 2023 10:07:57
V good player konate imo, how many games he misses threw injury is the problem with him. can't seem to string half a dozen games together.


6.) 15 Dec 2023 13:50:46
Think he’s great, as said once he overcomes the little knocks gets a run he will be a match for anyone.


7.) 15 Dec 2023 14:07:32
Digger10 - I think the reason he tends to get injured is because he is a very physical player who never pulls out of a tackle or 50/ 50 challenge.

A lot of other players do.

Some of our other players never seem to put a decent challenge in.

I like him in the team.


8.) 15 Dec 2023 15:13:10
Konate hasn't been perfect this season but how many CBS can command such a large section of the pitch when his RB is allowed wonder wherever he fancies, the RW is an inside forward. Oh and our holding MF played as a 10 for most of his career.


9.) 15 Dec 2023 15:40:43
Matip has mainly been Klopp’s first choice this season. Obviously now he’s out Konate can cement his place.


10.) 15 Dec 2023 19:06:22
He definitely fully committed to the challenge kbl, no doubt there. Its not the impact injuries I see as the problem it's the muscle 1s. Any player we've had who has had them over a period of 2 years r so has never grown out of them. Hopefully konate does as I think he could go on to be really top drawer, but I have my doubts.


11.) 15 Dec 2023 19:18:23
Am not a fan think h makes far too many mistakes and is injured far too much.
Not sure how long he has left but I would give him a new contract just to protect our investment but definitely think he needs upgrading. I don’t think he would be happy as a squad player but that is where he is for me.
Fully fit and in top form I would have Gomez ahead of him every day of the week.


12.) 15 Dec 2023 21:54:36
He’s Orite. Not great. Take Virgil out of that defence and it gets found out very quickly especially with no proper Defensive Midfielder.

Everyone is correct it’s the injuries that are Ibou’s problem. He gets injured that often, that he’s not actually improving each season like he should. He’s the exact same quality as when we signed him. Still in the “potential” bracket.


13.) 16 Dec 2023 01:03:37
Konate is an old fashioned proper centre back. He is not one of these kind of a CB, kind of a full back which is what we need in his position. VVD is the central man all day long and Konate should be his cover. Gomez can do the right sided role and we need a new left footed CB to do the left sided role.


14.) 16 Dec 2023 08:11:10
I think you are all nuts. Konate is 24 and playing in what has been a very unstable team defensively for the past 18 months. Our defense has never been secure since the VVD injury against Everton. The pressure he is put under playing the RCB with Trent pushing up, and our cover not being great (Hendo, Fab, Thiago) has left him exposed to a lot.
There are some rough areas of his game, but he is 24. He is strong, a monster in the air and not afraid to play out.

I genuinely think he could be seen as one of the best CBs in the land in another 3 years.

Each to their own opinion though, I may well be wrong.


15.) 16 Dec 2023 08:21:56
Happy that the club want to keep him, by and large they get these things right.


 

 

10 Mar 2023 14:14:21
No idea if true or not, but just read a report that Kelleher has asked for a move. Pity, but it's an understandable situtation and we all expected it.

ArAy1969

1.) 10 Mar 2023 14:33:44
U can’t blame him but trying to dislodge one of the best in the world is tough! He needs game time
I’d loan him out to a top club and see how he goes!
He’s a great keeper!


2.) 10 Mar 2023 14:44:16
Yeah, can't really blame the lad. He is too good to be a number 2. If he continues to stay at Liverpool his prospects will stagnate. Especially when you consider his international rival, Bazunu, is playing every week, consistently.

Would prefer a loan move, but permanent makes more sense for all parties. Alisson will be our keeper for a while yet, as goalkeepers have more longevity than any other position on the pitch. Hopefully get a decent amount too, just hope we don't price him out with ridiculous figures.


3.) 10 Mar 2023 15:03:18
Bazunu makes about a zillion mistakes a game atm. If Kelleher was playing every week he'd displace him straight away.


4.) 10 Mar 2023 15:27:44
Jay, let's be precise in our nomenclature. Becker is THE best in the World. ?.


5.) 10 Mar 2023 15:47:02
Best in the World? always makes a rick in big games Real Madrid second goal and 7-0 last sunday made another potential howler at the Anfield Road End second half?

Would never get in any Liverpool all time great team, Elisha Scott, Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar miles in front of him.

Had a selfie took in the Grapes Public House in Woolton with one of the above xmas charity appeal, and asked him Kelleher or Backer? (back of the queue! ) he replied he would be happy with either.


6.) 10 Mar 2023 15:39:47
CK has to be worth 30/ 40m. I wonder what else there is available in sales/ wages towards the revamp.

{Ed002's Note - No chance.}


7.) 10 Mar 2023 15:42:34
sell him!
let Pitaluga and Harvey Davies fight for no2 spot.


8.) 10 Mar 2023 16:52:12
£30/ £40 million for a player that’s really only played a handful of games so to speak. Come on! If I was Klopp I would be convincing him to stay and get him a 2 year loan and see how he progresses. If he cuts it, bring him back to replace Becker and if he doesn’t then just move him on. That way he won’t spend the next 2 seasons sitting on the bench. A win win in my eyes.

On a side note ED002. What kind of loan fee would a player like Kelleher fetch for 2 seasons? I would guess it wouldn’t be that much ?.

{Ed002's Note - Not much of a fee and it would likely mean dropping down a division. He wants to leave for game time and someone will pay £10M perhaps.}


9.) 10 Mar 2023 17:00:13
We need the money for a rebuild so if the kid wants a starting spot somewhere I wouldn’t stand in his way.

My choice would be a 2 year loan to a team like Celtic ?‍♂️.


10.) 10 Mar 2023 17:12:54
Has to be worth more than what we got for Danny Ward.


11.) 10 Mar 2023 17:20:42
OP, where was the report he’s asked for a transfer?


12.) 10 Mar 2023 17:31:24
He has talent, he should leave sooner rather than later unlike Ward. Good luck to him.


13.) 10 Mar 2023 17:50:53
WDW its an article in Sports Bible that has been aggregated on Newsnow.


14.) 10 Mar 2023 18:04:32
10M eh? So that means LFC will hold a hard line on price at 16M. ;-)


15.) 10 Mar 2023 18:24:56
And they'd be right, that's the LEAST they should be looking for mftonjes.


16.) 10 Mar 2023 19:14:43
Thanks Zed.

I think he needs to move on - he is a very good keeper but needs to be playing regularly to get even better.


17.) 10 Mar 2023 19:44:58
Anyone who has seen him play will know he is better than kepa what chelski pay for him ?.

{Ed025's Note - hes got great potential ace, if he progresses he could be the new pickford mate..


18.) 10 Mar 2023 20:32:43
More like Dropford, ed025.

{Ed025's Note - Englands number 1 famous, not everyones cup of tea i admit mate but still one of the best in the league..


19.) 10 Mar 2023 22:29:19
He has looked good and done us proud when he has come in and played. But week in week out will be a different story, well, more pressure good luck to the lad.


20.) 11 Mar 2023 01:13:57
Sell Kelleher with an option to buy back in 3 years. That way we bank some money and can bring him back if he's flying.

{Ed002's Note - Not going to happen.}


21.) 11 Mar 2023 02:54:42
In an ideal world Bg Ted will decide he needs a goalie down at the Bridge - we’ll get £ 100m for him, at least.


22.) 11 Mar 2023 04:56:47
Buy back option is a must, Kelleher could fetch £15-20m easy, he is a better keeper than Kepa, Lloris, Pickford, Ramsdale, without a doubt!
Ed002, you must remember the lad from the Carabao final last year huh!

{Ed002's Note - That is not how Liverpool work - and only two English sides regularly use them.}


23.) 12 Mar 2023 00:52:41
Grobelaar was not better than Alisson. Not a chance.
I couldn't say that Clemence was.


24.) 12 Mar 2023 21:17:20
Six league championships, three fa cups, three league cups and one european cup says differently, he also only cost £250,000 alisson was circa 67 million, that is four times 67 million which equals 268, so was circa 268 times cheaper than alisson, so value for money he was a better keeper.

He also holds the record for least goals scored in the old first division for any LFC goalie in history which played 42 games in a season, 16 goals only conceded, Alisson least goals conceded while at LFC 22 which is also four less games than brucie had to play in a season, as you only play 38 games in a premier season, how many more facts do you require.


 

 

20 Jun 2022 13:08:14
Just read a rumour, and so hope it turns out true. The club is working on a, Keita plus cash for Nicolo Barella, swap deal. These are so rare, so I have my doubts; wishful thinking I guess.

I don't think Wijnaldum was as bad as many think, but I wouldn't take him back on loan. Rather give a deserving youngster a shot than go out and loan a player for a season, if we're not buying.

ArAy1969

1.) 20 Jun 2022 15:12:29
That would be quite some coup if true, ArAy, and I for one would be delighted!

Like you, though, I'm not holding my breath!

Out of interest, where did you see/ hear/ read this?


2.) 20 Jun 2022 16:15:21
No chance sadly.


3.) 20 Jun 2022 17:30:50
Zed, I look at newsnow. co. uk, a news amalgamator, on the liverpool page very often. It was mentioned on the HITC website who are quoting Italian website CMW. No idea who, and how authentic, their news is.


 

 

10 Jun 2022 17:25:10
Second surge of rumours regarding Nunez. From pretty much the same sources as the first surge. Plus Fabrizio Romano saying formal offer received by Benfica from LFC.

I'm not putting the party hat on until a medical is satisfactorily passed.

ArAy1969

1.) 10 Jun 2022 19:20:34
Go on ArAy get that hat on mate. WE WILL WIN.


2.) 10 Jun 2022 19:53:51
Win what?


3.) 10 Jun 2022 20:44:19
The transfer window is a competition. Didn't you know?


4.) 11 Jun 2022 08:41:38
It is?
What does the winner get? Apart from a hole in their pocket?


 

 

09 Jun 2022 11:01:33
Seven players released by the club on their end of season list. Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Ben Woodburn, Sheyi Ojo, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Luis Longstaff and Sean Wilson.

Wish them all the best of luck in the future, with many thanks for services rendered. ????????.

ArAy1969

1.) 09 Jun 2022 11:13:09
Yeah, I just saw this myself mate (and put up a similar post) . I was surprised by 2 but what can we do but have faith in the club youth development policy.

{Ed001's Note - which 2 surprised you? None of them were likely to make it.}


2.) 09 Jun 2022 11:35:50
Well, Origi and Karius were expected. And Woodburn, Ojo and Dixon-Bonner were not going to make it. Can't hold on to someone and keep peddling them around on loans. Better to let them go and find their destiny. Not everyone makes it to the top with us, but maybe elsewhere.


3.) 09 Jun 2022 11:32:24
Hi Ed001, I thought Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Luis Longstaff might have been given loans away from the club for the next year to see if they kicked on. I suppose the thoughts at the club were that they wouldn't be able to. Good luck to all of them.

{Ed001's Note - I didn't think much of either when I saw them, particularly Dixon-Bonner to be honest.}


 

 

 

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17 Feb 2024 19:29:07
Thank you Chelsea. For going over to the Emptyhad and taking 2 points off of them. And for going over to win.

ArAy1969

1.) 17 Feb 2024 19:37:10
Well said Aray.
But let's hope Chelsea lose next weekend ?

They are looking pretty good as well!


2.) 17 Feb 2024 19:38:13
and Sterling with the goal!


3.) 17 Feb 2024 19:39:34
Never in my puff did I imagine I'd be genuinely grateful to Raheem Sterling.
Shame they couldn't hold on. So much for City winning every remaining game this season.
I wonder if the pressure of our result earlier had an effect there?


4.) 17 Feb 2024 19:51:41
Can somebody please check on Harry and see if he’s coping okay with City dropping two points.


5.) 17 Feb 2024 19:55:32
Can you imagine the meltdown if we’d drawn at home to this Chelsea side? We have a poster claiming we’re not good enough because we conceded a goal today in a 4-1 away win!

We have others who still go on about us drawing away at Chelsea on the opening day! Surely it means that if you draw at home to Chelsea then you are not good enough and can’t be considered genuine title challengers?

If only football were that easy eh?


6.) 17 Feb 2024 19:55:35
I also can't believe that Mr Webb or Masters weren't on the bat phone to the VAR at the end to gift City their penalty!

The brown envelope might be a little lighter come the end of the season!


7.) 17 Feb 2024 20:50:02
Poch's subs almost cost them the game. He gave City the freedom of the park in the second half.
That lad Nkunku is an absolute waste of space, jogging around the pitch like his side was 5-0 up.
Still, puts a bit more pressure on Guardiola.


8.) 17 Feb 2024 22:18:54
Oh and how brainless is Jackson.


9.) 18 Feb 2024 00:01:33
@polecat. I said the exact same thing, awful subs with negative impact. As clueless as jackson looks, his willingness and speed combined with city made them a threat and shudve resulted in more goals. 4 1v1s i counted! Nkunku was a disgrace, Chelsea were a man down at that point.


10.) 18 Feb 2024 00:59:22
im just hanging onto the last jurgen season coatails and enjoying every last moment we have with the legend that is Jurgen Norbert Klopp. I have heard, reead and seen about shankly, as a supporter as a very young man lived through the excellecne of Paisley, Fagan and Dalgliesh (1st time), and suffered from there on until FSG brought in the best manager in the world. We have not had him as long as I would want but by god it has been a ride. Now to see where his final season takes us and pray that whomever replaces him has half the nouse and feel for the game he does. YNWA.


11.) 18 Feb 2024 16:23:37
Spot on, BP. So is City and Arsenal crap now for drawing vs Chelsea now for these posters? Yeah, I'll wait.


 

 

31 Dec 2023 18:47:53
Past midnight here, so here's wishing all the Eds, posters and readers on here a Happy New Year. Peace, prosperity and good health to everyone. And may we see many titles and trophies this new year. ?.

ArAy1969

1.) 31 Dec 2023 19:47:08
Happy New Year Aray and to the Ed's and Posters as well.

May 2024 bring joy and love to us all!

YNWA.


2.) 31 Dec 2023 20:59:45
Happy new year to Abdy! May 2024 rain down trophies in the mighty pool it’s not new year yet but this hogmany so far has been a blast…. Watching the highlights of utds 2023 while drinking some nice cold pints is a great way to spend my hogmany.


3.) 01 Jan 2024 01:40:11
Happy new year folks- may be the booze talking but I think this year can be ours! We’ve not played as well
As we can yet (I do appreciate others haven’t either ) but we are top and in a commanding position. We’ll have a good run in the Europa, are the best team left in the Coca-Cola (or whatever it’s called - not to disrespect it, I just can’t remember it) and an easy draw in the fa cup ( ?) . Hopefully we can go on a good run now extend the lead a little and then when Salah and Endoare back we push on again. ynwa.

{Ed001's Note - Carabao mate. My friend keeps carabaos, they are big things!}


 

 

09 Dec 2023 19:36:16
Well, as I had hoped for, Villa beat Arsenal and now it's game on for the title. Still very much early days to be declaring anything of course, but I'm happy it's a group of teams going after the title now, and we're in the thick of things. Competitive fun times ahead.

How Seven Hag gets Manager of the Month, ahead of Unai Emery is beyond me. Not to mention Harry Maguire as Player of the Month.

ArAy1969

1.) 09 Dec 2023 19:54:45
Couldn’t agree more the Manager of the month award. If anyone rightly deserves it is Emery. Plays a decking high line and he bosses it ???.
How on earth did Havertz escape the yellow after shirt pulling is beyond me.


2.) 09 Dec 2023 20:05:53
Emery is a very good coach in my opinion. I feel like he is underrated everywhere he goes and often not given much time to succeed. I know he gives Klopp fits.

Big win for Villa today on the heels of the last match.

It's going to be a fun remainder of the season. Let's keep winning games!


3.) 09 Dec 2023 22:02:15
They got away with a pen for essentially the same tackle that Quansah did on Mateta today (trying for the ball, but kick the oppo. forwards leg instead) just less forceful.


4.) 09 Dec 2023 22:34:15
I was just thinking the same Something Red. Maybe I'm being nieve but I still don't think these refs are corrupt. I just think they're really really bad at their jobs.

If Palace's penalty was the right call then fair enough, even if it did take 2 minutes to decide. But if that's a pen then Arsenal 100% should have got a pen.


5.) 10 Dec 2023 01:20:46
This might be a bit unpopular, but I tend to think of refereeing consistency as needing to be consistent for that ref and in the game, not consistent between different games. This more pragmatism than idealism to be fair, but I just don’t see it realistic to get marginally similar incidents from one game to another getting the same outcome when there are so many different variables involved.


6.) 10 Dec 2023 07:44:14
But surely faithworks that’s how you move forward.

You look at both incidents and examine what should or shouldn’t have been a foul. Then that’s the bar you set them all going forward.

So incidents on the same day I can forgive but when we have different incidents weeks apart that’s harder to forgive.

They are just incompetent full stop.

How on earth it needed four thousand replays to see the foul on Endo is beyond me. What is clear and obvious is that if you can’t see that’s a foul in less than 10 seconds you shouldn’t be a top level referee. Particularly when you took no time at all to give the pen which was a very more difficult subjective decision.


7.) 10 Dec 2023 07:50:31
The only thing that matters is the next game. Let’s get ready for that one.


8.) 10 Dec 2023 08:08:05
@dbav, didn’t we beat Villa 3-1 already this season? Not too sure about him giving Klopp “fits”.


9.) 10 Dec 2023 08:42:04
Strange because I struggle to understand anything he says he has such a strong accent along with broken English. But yeah he obviously is a top manager.


 

 

09 Dec 2023 18:01:43
Ed001, quick question for you.

What has happened to "indirect free kicks" from inside the penalty box? It's been decades I haven't seen one, but I remember seeing loads of them during my younger days. Nowadays every foul is either a red card, a penalty or nothing at all. Have they been erased or have the rules been changed? Or do the refs just not bother anymore?

ArAy1969

{Ed001's Note - I believe the laws were changed. I would have to check but I think now the only time one of those can happen is if a keeper picks up a backpass. I could well be wrong though as it is not something I have thought about until you mentioned it. You are right though, there was a few seasons when they were almost certain to happen once or twice a game.}


1.) 09 Dec 2023 18:23:00
Obstruction also seems to be more and more prevalent but now never deemed illegal- "shepherding" the ball out of play whilst doing everything to stop the opponent getting near it. Infuriating!


2.) 09 Dec 2023 19:30:38
Thanks Ed001 ??.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}


3.) 09 Dec 2023 21:23:19
I remember 2 from Shearer. One he blasted in to the roof of the net for England, the other was for Newcastle.


4.) 10 Dec 2023 01:22:39
I’m glad you’ve raised this. I’ve thought for a few years now that they should utilize the indirect fee kick more often. It would still be subjective but as an example, some of these handballs where we know they aren’t handballs and aren’t called, but end of the day the ball has hit the arm and has had an impact on where the ball is going. So why not give an indirect for every handball in the box and then a pen for the ones the ref believes are intentional according to the law.


5.) 10 Dec 2023 22:25:07
Faith I agree with this 100%. I said the exact same I. A Discussions post 2 weeks ago. It would make the game better imo as quite often a penalty doesn’t fit the crime. Also, I direct free kicks are really exciting!


 

 

07 Dec 2023 09:58:49
Greetings Ed001, trust you are well. Wanted to ask your thoughts on something I've been mulling about since last night's game. The best way to do it is with a statement.

"Liverpool, as a team, seem to always play at the level of the opponent". In other words we play (poorly) at the level of the bottom 6 when faced with them and then we excel when faced with teams from the top 6, and so on.

Do you agree or disagree? Is it even an issue; do all teams function like this? And if it is an issue, what's responsible for it? Players? Coaching? Both? ?.

ArAy1969

{Ed001's Note - that is something I had never really thought about before, but it does seem mostly true. There are exceptions. It does seem to be an attitude thing because the intensity is lower against the lesser teams, like it was last night. I would not see Klopp changing anything much for the lesser teams, in terms of preparation. He is not the type to take things easy. So it is most likely a mix of players being less wound up and hyped for it and the atmosphere around the ground from the fans tends to be a bit quieter too, so that does not tend to hype the players up as much either. But you could see how Nunez came on and the game changed because he comes on at 100 miles an hour, charging about like it is a World Cup final and his entire career is on the line. That was missing from most of the rest of the players, I would say. That is why Endo and Szoboszlai stood out so much last night, they were both up for it still.}


1.) 07 Dec 2023 11:10:11
I watched the game last night and the atmosphere seemed really flat and I ended up thinking we'd had a poor game. But the stats on possession, corners, shots make it look like we were on fire. I know stats can be a nonsense, think what really happened was that we just went out and did a thoroughly professional job, albeit one with little flair/ excitement.


2.) 07 Dec 2023 11:31:40
You can really see why Endo is Japans captain. Really has that fire in his belly no matter what the game is. Great to have players like that in the squad.


3.) 07 Dec 2023 11:52:04
Liverpool did what they had to do but Sheff United still caused a moment or two of panic in the defence. Thought Konate was a bit rash at times.
Dom was excellent last night, again and was good to see Endo play as well.


4.) 07 Dec 2023 11:52:50
You’ll find that with most Japanese players, Taurus. Do your best, and do the job properly is how a lot of people go about their day in Japan.


5.) 07 Dec 2023 12:08:36
I think it might look like that OP but I think it’s down to the tactics from both teams.

The opposition will come out with a tactic to keep it tight and stay in the game. They close spaces and stay deep so we can’t get through or in behind them easily.

Our tactic will be to keep possession, move the ball and stay patient until gaps open up.

It’s why you tend to see late goals in these games as the opposition have a bit more of a go late on and if we need a goal we take the handbrake off.

Against the better sides both teams want to score from the off so there is just more space on the pitch and therefore the game is much quicker.


6.) 07 Dec 2023 12:29:14
Think this is a bit of recency bias conflated with the idea that we should easily handle teams at the bottom of the table.
Whilst ideally and on paper it should be true, we’ve also seen Arsenal snatch a late winner away to Luton.

I don’t see a pattern develop other than time and time again in the history of sports, we see the very next performance after an emotional victory is often a bit of a let down.


7.) 07 Dec 2023 12:53:56
Nunez would play with same intensity against non league teams too. I just wish him to start finishing the easy chances soon too.


8.) 07 Dec 2023 13:17:49
We play crap most of the time let's be honest. It's boring and bland. Aston villa looked great last night and we could easily play like that again. There's 1 or 2 players that naturally play on the edge such as nunez but this team is set up to be boring possession based football. Individuals then shine in moments.


9.) 07 Dec 2023 14:38:32
I really can't tell if your trolling Mizer or its actually your opinion you seem to hate or dislike the team/ players in most of your posts last week or so. I don't see how we are boring or bland? we are the 2nd highest scoring team in the league so it can't be goals your missing out on what is it?


10.) 07 Dec 2023 14:42:13
I am I wrong to want to be the starting six, am massively impressed by him.


11.) 07 Dec 2023 15:54:22
MIZER has become my new go to in addition to Harry (Habibi) for comical nonsense.

We're playing crap, other teams are playing well and we only happen to have lucked our way to 2nd.

If we win the league, I'd be happy to luck our way through. I mean that's how competitions are usually settled, right?


12.) 07 Dec 2023 16:01:01
Id like to see you given a few games as the starting six Groot?.


13.) 07 Dec 2023 16:20:39
Villa were brilliant last night. But away from home they are abject.


14.) 07 Dec 2023 16:53:48
We get the results. It's a boring bland system. There's stars within our team and worldclass players. Why wouldn't we be high in the table? It's more comical that nearly every post agrees with that sentiment after most games. "we didn't play well" or "we were average" and fortunately get the result.


15.) 07 Dec 2023 16:53:50
Thanks for the reply Ed001. And you're very right about Nunez, Endo and Szoboszlai. Nunez always running about like a maniac doing his pressing and chasing thing, Endo routinely going head on against players far taller and wider than him; and Szoboszlai being the only man to run upfield with Nunez and score the second goal. A deep hunger to win and win something big? (I don't want to condemn the rest of the players not wanting it also, but it's clear to me that sometimes some want it more than others) .


16.) 07 Dec 2023 17:28:19
At this point in the season, it's all about the result. The whole" we play crap" and we play "bland footie" is just OTT nonsense I don't have the will to address.


17.) 07 Dec 2023 20:49:36
call me crazy, but is it too early to fall in love with Endo?


18.) 07 Dec 2023 20:58:26
A team that can play within itself and still churn out results is a team that's capable of winning the Premiership.
This squad is still evolving and improving.
The signs are very positive.


19.) 07 Dec 2023 21:05:28
MIZER

Who cares if it's boring, we're winning and that, is all that matters.

I'll reiterate - watch the worst we've ever played, 20% possession, 1 shot, short and inaccurate passes all over the place, 5 yellow cards.
The opposition tear us apart, flowing moves, lightning-quick attacks, beautiful arcing shots, volleys.

We score.
They don't
I'm happy.

All people and history will remember in the future is who won, not how well they played.


We're 2nd in the league; qualified from our group in Europe; in the quarter finals of one cup.


20.) 07 Dec 2023 23:45:52
MIZER if you want exciting games with no results to show for it, just watch Spurs and keep it moving.


 

 

 

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03 Feb 2024 15:11:55
For me, Nunez is an absolutely phenomenal player. Man with an iron will, because no matter how many times he hits the woodwork or misses, he just gets back at it and never let's his head down. That means a lot in this game; self-confidence and self belief. He could have easily walked off with a hat trick after that game. I remember when Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling went through the same exact thing that one season where they found the woodwork more often than not, that one particular season. Next season it was fine and never to be mentioned again. The same will happen with Nunez; no doubts about it.

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15 Dec 2023 08:03:43
I'm happy, Harry. I like Konaté more than most people here do. Yes, there are injury issues but he gives us a physicality that we sorely need in a league like the EPL. I hope the injury issues will subside over time. When fully fit he is easily the next best after VVD, in my book.

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27 Nov 2023 13:34:33
Lee, your brilliant insight and "case" is everflowing (and continuing from the live chat, I must add) . Your view of football recruitment is as simplistic and lop-sided as can be, when it is actually a complex issue with loads of risk. Why not mention the young talents who did not make it into the world class talent pool you've mentioned? What are the numbers? The successes versus the young kids who didn't make it into "Bellingham territory"? Is it 1 for 1 (one success for one failing to live up to expectations or is it 1 to 10 or 15 or 20?) . If you did that then you'd realize that your case is actually no case at all.

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17 Oct 2023 17:12:48
Zed, are you therefore saying that WDW is a cunning-linguist? ?

(I'm amazed you didn't catch it the first time) .

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17 Oct 2023 17:08:22
WDW, nah you did it on purpose and enjoyed every second of it.

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26 Feb 2024 09:10:55
Ed025, what is Calpol?

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{Ed025's Note - its a medicine for children mate..


 

 

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26 Feb 2024 09:07:28
Oh, the lovefest begins anew. Love it, and watching attentively. ?.

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26 Feb 2024 09:05:35
Stoneage. Hypocrisy is rampant with some of the guys over here, and they don't even notice it. We've just won a hard fought Cup final, we have some ways to go in the league season (while being on top no less), and he's already looking past Klopp. Pathetic.

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25 Feb 2024 20:37:55
That's because of their habit with American football. Waiting around to see what the penalty is after every time a ref. throws in a flag.

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25 Feb 2024 20:34:43
Are you talking about Endo (the boot and the crutches)?

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