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31 Jan 2021 14:45:33
A rumour in the echo - Mané might not be playing this afternoon.

Drogie

1.) 31 Jan 2021 15:42:36
Correct. Origi, Shaq and salah. poor.


2.) 31 Jan 2021 15:55:07
Minimino can’t get look in! I’d not be starting origi he’s dirt I don’t care what goals he scored! All he does is fall over and do step overs! (Hope he makes me eat these words)!


3.) 31 Jan 2021 16:03:11
Minamino would be entitled to throw in a transfer request at this rate .


4.) 31 Jan 2021 16:23:26
Taki cannot get a game for love nor money and feel for the lad. If Origi scores today and we win, well perfect. But it doesn’t excuse the fact he has not been up standard for as long as I can remember. He should be sold this summer to raise much needed funds. Come to think of it, he should have been sold the summer just gone but here we are.


5.) 31 Jan 2021 16:32:36
The time to sell origi was right after the champions league final win. He was worth twice as much on the back of that season. Can’t see him going now.


6.) 31 Jan 2021 17:29:44
Origi has been a passenger, literally offers nothing. Bound to score the winner now 😂😂😂.


7.) 31 Jan 2021 18:24:52
Embarrassing post.


8.) 31 Jan 2021 18:47:43
Aye, poor j6.


9.) 31 Jan 2021 19:21:38
How is it a poor post? Its factually correct. Origi offered nothing in that game. It's not slagging the individual but the performance. Jesus, snow flake city boys. I forgot an opinion is outlawed.


 

 

01 Jan 2021 09:34:05
Morning Ed's and Happy New year to you all!

It looks like we are set to sign 16 year old Stefan Bajcetic ( CB ) for the academy. Apparently we've been tracking him since 2019 and with the club wanting to get this particular deal over the line speaks volumes for the player's future potential.

Drogie

1.) 01 Jan 2021 13:01:05
Stefan Bajcetic was signed yesterday before the Brexit deadline.


 

 

30 Sep 2020 12:58:32
Quick couple of questions Ed002 if I may.

Hearing Sheffield United are in advanced talks to sign Brewster for around £17m, with a buy back clause?

Apparently ( yesterday ) there was a meeting regarding how the season could end should the C.V. take hold of the country again next year?

Cheers.

Drogie

{Ed002's Note - (a) I am not sure what "advanced talks" are but that is the offer they put on the table a few days ago. (b) The proposal is to have who ever is in the lead awarded the title if more than 50% of games have been completed by all sides should the season stop again.}


1.) 30 Sep 2020 13:46:39
Win next 15 games and we're there Drogie :) . In all seriousness, let's hope a vaccine is found as soon as is safely possible for everyone's sake as it's unlikely to disappear anytime soon.


2.) 30 Sep 2020 13:31:45
Surely that proposal will be turned down ed? Do you have any thoughts on it? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool have been struggling to sell players because they have over-valued them and buyers are not knocking on the door. Hence no solution for Grujic, Brewster or Wilson just yet.}


3.) 30 Sep 2020 13:44:48
Wow, so that makes having a lead at the top of the table and maintaining it more important than ever!


4.) 30 Sep 2020 14:17:40
Hey Ed, would you know if this would be the case even if the team in the lead was only in the lead by goal difference or even just 1 point? Probably hasn't been clarified yet but thought I'd ask out of curiosity.

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It is very simple, it is whichever team is occupying first place after all sides have played 50% of their games if the season has to end. And most clubs are in agreement with it.}


5.) 30 Sep 2020 14:49:59
Is there any news on Shaq's departure? He is surely a good prospect for someone at around 25m.

{Ed002's Note - I am sure that clubs are queuing up at £25M.}


6.) 30 Sep 2020 15:33:30
Thank you Ed, I can't see clubs agreeing to it if that were to happen!

{Ed002's Note - As I said, most clubs are in agreement or don't care (such they would not vote against it).}


7.) 30 Sep 2020 18:26:38
Surprised they don't care, European places be settled the same way one presumes?


8.) 30 Sep 2020 17:54:47
Hi ED,

Would this still be on the basis of no relegation unless the season is completed.

{Ed002's Note - It is an unrelated issue.}


9.) 30 Sep 2020 23:13:56
Doubt the league would be stopped early it would financially cripple the league.


10.) 30 Sep 2020 23:43:04
I think it's a bit silly if the league was settled like that but maybe it's for financial reasons that clubs aren't voting against that proposal. Then again, I have no idea if prize money would be paid in full or apportioned in line with the number of games played.

I would find it strange if someone got crowned champions (even if it was us) for 20 games or so and then when back playing again to start another new season.


11.) 01 Oct 2020 06:38:02
That really would be a league title that didn't count, 50 percent doesn't seem right. I hope it doesn't get stopped.


12.) 01 Oct 2020 10:48:42
If it had to be cancelled then 50% is arguably fairer then 75%.

With 50% you'd expect everyones played each other once and the best team would likely sit top.

If you went with a higher percentage you then have teams that could have an easier run and all their hard fixtures at the end of the season. If they were top it wouldn't necessarily be a true reflection.

Fingers crossed we don't need to activate the rule anyway.


13.) 01 Oct 2020 11:28:35
Good point Wyred but still isn't fair and any team to win it like that wouldn't ever be seen as true champions imo.


14.) 01 Oct 2020 12:42:09
Its a complete worse case scenario though mate, if its triggered I think there will be a lot worse to worry about then of its fair.

It won't be ideal if its what's required but I think its better then scrubbing a season completely.


 

 

17 Jul 2020 09:39:49
The Telegraph are reporting Diego Carlos is Guardiola's first choice CB. Be interesting to see if we throw our hat in the mix should city make a move for him.

The only reason I'm posting this is because Klopp has an interest.

Have you heard anything on this ( regarding City's ) interest Ed002?

Drogie

{Ed002's Note - Diego Carlos (CB) Manchester City had dropped their interest in preference of two others - but it could return. Real Madrid has a sustained interest but the focus is seeing what funds can be raised and then returning for DC or another. Barcelona have him on their list of CBs but money is going to be an issue this summer and they will look to horse trade using Ivan Rakitic. Priority is, like Real Madrid and get any transfer completed and then see where they are (they have already deferred their two major purchases to next summer). Liverpool has declared an interest in taking DC in the summer. If this happens, I would think it would be the big move for the club this summer and would leave Gomez picking up pieces across the defence. May be viable for Liverpool to include Xherdan Shaqiri in a deal but that opportunity is very quickly drifting away and having no funds will hamper them.


1.) 17 Jul 2020 12:26:58
I think Gomez will be picking up the pieces of his liverpool career if we spend big money on a CB.


2.) 17 Jul 2020 12:45:20
Thanks for the comprehensive reply Ed002.


3.) 17 Jul 2020 13:27:57
You need to ask yourself, if Virg was to get injured, can you see Gomez as the same player without Virg next to him. Gomez is brilliant but I think Klopp would want another leader/ strong centre half. Personally I don't think Gomez posseses leadership qualities in the backline if we missed Virg.


4.) 17 Jul 2020 13:33:05
I doubt they'll sell him for a hat.


5.) 17 Jul 2020 18:31:32
Gomez may be a bit young to be a Virgil type CB but he is still a very good CB and I do not think we will be looking to replace him.


6.) 17 Jul 2020 17:30:11
Hi Ed, I hope you are keeping well.

Do you think we would make a move even if we hadn't done the potential business that would raise the (or any of the) funds?

I have read and understood your view re our finances but is this player and in particular this position important enough for Klopp to react should it look like he is losing him prior to the expected sales?

I appreciate that it's a speculative question but I hope you see what I mean and why I ask.

Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - The club does not have funds without selling unless they dip in to the money that is available from all of the assets being mortgaged, including Anfield. That makes ltlle sense to me.}


7.) 17 Jul 2020 20:25:32
Gomez can't pass. Has only got pace. he's a 3rd choice if a more cultured def is available. Klopp knows it. He struggled to oust matip before he got injured.


8.) 17 Jul 2020 21:39:56
I don't understand what has happened to Gomez's confidence? As He was doing fine last season. As things stand today, Matip is the better CB.


9.) 17 Jul 2020 23:27:56
Gomez can't pass? had to read that line a few times.


10.) 18 Jul 2020 03:20:30
Get off Gomez back. We just won the league and there was an expected hangover. Granted we didn't expect a 4-0 hangover and a loss to Arsenal but don't throw the towel in on Gomez. I personally like the scenario of Gomez filling in at all spots, Larouchi getting a move away which is good for his career and whatever transfer funds we have being used for Carlos. I think we are a few years from seeing Ki jana and Sepp ready to step up, so it would make plenty of sense to me.


11.) 18 Jul 2020 03:58:48
Joe gomez is 23 and has won the premier league champions league and club world cup as a centre back with liverpool.

Some people are saying he ain't good enough. Name me a better centre half around his age. He plays in a high pressure environment week in week out at a top level. He ain't a 23 year old cb playing in a soft league. Look at our goals conceded total this year.

Hes about 6 years away from his peak too btw.

If gomez struggles with anything its confidence at times. That will mature naturally. he's a much better centre half than even he thinks he is and certainly a much better centre half than some liverpool supporters think.

He would walk into any other defence in the premier league and he's home grown as well.

Liverpool need another back up cb if lovern leaves. Nothing more. If they can get a really good one who is happy to rotate and at a decent price then great.


12.) 18 Jul 2020 14:07:54
you don't have be over 23 to pass a ball.


13.) 18 Jul 2020 18:15:55
What is this nonsense about Gomez not being able to pass?

Sure, he can't ping 50 yard passes like Vigil can, but he's adept enough at passing for what he needs.


14.) 19 Jul 2020 07:48:20
he often puts others under pressure with his passing. Personally think it's a weak point far outweighed by the rest of his game.

We do need another first choice CD though.


15.) 21 Jul 2020 22:05:49
I like gomez he’s quick and statistically gomez and VVD are a great partnership. As in they rarely concede. For me liverpool still need a proper striker more than anything else. 20 plus shots on goal scoring one isn’t good enough. Mane Salah and Firmino are superb but often they need 5 chances to score one. Firmino hasn’t scored at anfield this season. Brilliant player who for me is one of the first players on the team sheet but his finishing isn’t great. We need a Torres type up top imo.


 

 

10 Jan 2020 22:30:25
Hearing we've sold Allan Rodrigues de Souza to Atletico Mineiro for a fee of around £3.2million? Work permit being the stumbling block?

Drogie

1.) 11 Jan 2020 00:37:37
Yes you probably read that in the Liverpool Echo where they said he had been sold for £3.2 million because there were work permit issues.


 

 

 

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15 Apr 2021 13:05:27
Oooooooo.

Now we're put, not sure who I want to see lift the trophy, PSG or RM 😃.

Drogie

1.) 15 Apr 2021 13:35:11
PSG looks strong for everyone. Mbappe and Neymar were running rings around a decent-looking Bayern the other night. Mbappe is on his way to the super stardom. what a player btw.

{Ed0666's Note - where’s ‘the super stardom’ I can’t find it on google maps 😂


2.) 15 Apr 2021 13:56:51
Ed0666, you need to upgrade your version of google to Google Galaxy. That is where Super Stardom is located.


3.) 15 Apr 2021 16:23:35
Thank god Kabak and Phillips didn't have to face them ;)


4.) 15 Apr 2021 15:39:23
PSG for me too this year I think.


5.) 15 Apr 2021 16:08:11
We should all be hoping City or Chelsea win it. We will qualify in 5th then, if we don't make top 4.

{Ed077's Note - no you won't. If say Chelsea win the CL but finish outside top 4 in the league, then there will be a 5th team in the CL, i.e Top 4 teams plus Chelsea.

From now on Liverpool need to finish top 4 to get CL footy next season.


6.) 15 Apr 2021 17:40:17
Thought if utd win the europa 5th place gets in?

{Ed077's Note - No. To get into the CL without finishing in the top 4/qualification places, you need to win the CL or EL. If Utd finish outside top 4 and win El, then they get in the CL and top 4 also gets in; meaning 5 teams from England}


7.) 15 Apr 2021 18:58:59
Even the 4th would not be enough in case Chelsea wins champions league and Arsenal wins europa.


8.) 16 Apr 2021 11:20:47
It is top 4 or bust so we need to focus on that and ONLY that.


9.) 16 Apr 2021 11:08:04
ed 0666, isn't superstardom in L4?

{Ed0666's Note - ha ha good one 1988 😂


 

 

07 Apr 2021 08:41:14
I can't understand how certain players just sat off the likes of Toni Kroos and Modric, giving them the license to move the ball around with no pressure.

There's been a lot of criticism aimed at Bobby this season but the one thing he does give is pressure from the front, something that goes in noticed at times. Yes he's not been at the races this season but neither has the team. I'd have definitely started him last night along with Thiago.

Drogie

1.) 07 Apr 2021 09:06:00
It wasn’t certain players it was every player Modric ran the whole game no one got anywhere near him. Their third goal was just typical example. Madrid could have scored more but settled for 3.


2.) 07 Apr 2021 09:08:46
Completely agree. Selection was a disaster from Klopp. Should have played Firmino who would have hovered around Kroos all game.
The logic behind not playing Thiago baffles me completely. You do not sign one of the best midfielders in the world and then leave him out for the biggest game of the season. Especially when he and Fab were just getting into a rhythm in the middle of the park.


3.) 07 Apr 2021 09:10:24
The season is a massive disappointment and one that will be quickly forgotten.


4.) 07 Apr 2021 09:20:43
Thiago played 50 minutes and couldn’t get near Kroos or Modric. Nearly cost a goal by chesting it in the box. Lost his guy on the corner and was pulling 6 caravans and got his usual booking. One nice forward pass into the box though. Thiago was poor like the rest of the team. Maybe it looked slightly better in the second half as Madrid settled on 3-1.


5.) 07 Apr 2021 09:32:12
Oh so now, I hope people are now seeing how important Bobbie is in our system, yeah? I could have sworn people on here were all over Jota cos of the goals he scores and used that as a measure to say Bobbie should be dropped for him cos he is struggling in front of goal. Oh, how the tables have turned. Ain't it funny?

Whereas for right now, Jota simply cannot do all the other things Bobbie does that as just as crucial in our system as scoring goals like I don't know, pressing the opposing teams DLP or DM to stop the attacks at the source. Oh, the irony.


6.) 07 Apr 2021 09:49:49
Thiago was still miles better than Keita, Mark. At least he was able to pass to another player in a red shirt, unlike Keita whose only actual contribution was losing the ball cheaply, making constant mistakes and jogging around the pitch like it was a Sunday league game.


7.) 07 Apr 2021 10:04:00
Mark is back again, targeting Thiago again. Oh and for the record, Thiago was miles better than Naby in the game when he came on cos he allowed us to keep possession of the ball much better. And that is not even that much of a low bar cos Naby was absolutely terrible.


8.) 07 Apr 2021 12:57:39
can thiago even play back to back 90min games a few days apart? doubt it. he came on and made no impact. in the couple minutes he was on before halftime he gave the ball away in front of our box that who knows, could have led to a goal on another day.

Overall bad performance and application. we played well in the weekend and then turned in a stinker. i think that is about right for a team low in confidence. 2nd leg can be completely different, why not?


9.) 07 Apr 2021 16:04:15
I have targeted all of them don’t worry about that olired. Someone tried to say he did ok, but just pointing out he didn’t. They were all as bad as each other.


 

 

22 Mar 2021 07:51:56
Looks like Gini is definitely on his way, not a bad place to play and live is Barcelona, so fair play.

He certainly improved over time with us, most frustratingly were his away performances in the beginning. But, this changed and he became vital at times, simplest with ball retention in midfield when he was on his game.

Drogie

1.) 22 Mar 2021 09:04:59
Nice to see you back Drogie. Hope you're doing well 👍👍.


2.) 22 Mar 2021 09:30:35
Gini complimented the side in the last couple of seasons, he wasn't one of the starts but was a vital member at times. I think its time he moved on though and an upgrade can be found. His overall contribution in the attacking third leaves a lot to be desired he can't even play the ball out to the fb's in time. Always stopping and slowing down the play.


3.) 22 Mar 2021 10:49:15
Thanks Irish.


4.) 22 Mar 2021 13:16:11
Gini's time seems to have run its course and he has served us well esp. when we needed him the most in many games. 5 yrs at a club is a long time and he has won the Big Ones with us so credit to him. If he leaves, he has my best wishes and thanks for all he has done for us.


 

 

07 Mar 2021 22:48:55
Dear Ed's and Reds

Not a great result today and as most of you chaps on here would know, footy has been a massive part of my life.

I was made redundant last Thursday and it's a bitter pill to swallow as my performance through C.V. has been nothing but brilliant. I work ( or worked ) in the wholesale industry and have been increasing turnover by between 80 and 150% since last March. Crazy yes, but I have a line manager that has been completely threatened by me. Having worked for the company less than two years ( 20 months ) I'm not going to be able to take a claim to an industrial tribunal.

One might think why post this on here? it's the only place I can vent my utter disappointment without consequence and it's like a mini footy family on here.

So I won't be posting for a while until I get myself back on track as it's made me realise there is more to life than football - the security of my family which is in rubbish streak as it stands

Stay safe my fellow reds and Ed's, love you all and see you again soon

Drogie x.

Drogie

{Ed002's Note - I am sorry that this has happened Drogie. The past year or so has attracted a huge number of casualties one way and another but you need to come through this and come back stronger - you need to be resourceful and think about what other options may be available. Whilst many of the folk here are knuckle-dragging morons, I will say that the folks are very supportive of each other - which is to be admired. The blender of reality has hit - I trust you to come through and win over the situation. Don’t step away, make the most of the support.}


1.) 07 Mar 2021 23:38:00
Wish you strength, courage and success in your search Drogie. I'm sure you will succeed in finding the right answers. And yes, you're right, there are many other things far more important than football. But we're a family here and I hope you set your ship upright soon enough. YNWA.


2.) 07 Mar 2021 23:39:04
Thanks very much Ed002, your words mean a lot.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks - don’t step away from here. It is good support.}


3.) 07 Mar 2021 23:40:45
Drogie I’m really sorry to hear that but the cream always rises to the top and whilst it’s a bitter pill to swallow right now I’m sure in the near future you will be back doing the business and smashing it. May be worth sticking your location on here. Never know another red might be looking for someone with your skills as we speak.


4.) 07 Mar 2021 23:44:03
Puts it in perspectives Drogie. Hope things turn around, shame your boss was such a coward that he could find a way to use your abilities and help you develop your career. Ed002, you’re a legend,


5.) 07 Mar 2021 23:53:39
Drogie really sorry to read that you are going through a rough one at the min. I’m sure that something will come up for you sooner rather than later with your work ethic. Keep the head held high dude and keep posting. Wishing you good health and a bit of luck to help you turn things in your favour. YNWA.


6.) 07 Mar 2021 23:55:02
Thanks chaps - and I’m Northwest - Warrington.


7.) 07 Mar 2021 23:55:22
Drogie, I’ve been there and it sucks. You will end up in a better situation and you will be stronger. Don’t stop coming here. This is a good place for support. All the best. Reach out if you need to vent.


8.) 07 Mar 2021 23:57:06
Ed002 that was a tremendous response. Much respect.


9.) 08 Mar 2021 00:00:42
Ffs. hope you land on your feet soon drogie lad. YNWA.


10.) 08 Mar 2021 00:25:45
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11.) 08 Mar 2021 00:41:09
Sorry to hear that Drogie. Hold your head up high and don't blame yourself. By all accounts, it sounds like your manager is insecure in his/ her own capabilities. It also sounds like you have the drive and ability to succeed in another organisation, hopefully away from cowardly head-stepping managers.


12.) 08 Mar 2021 06:41:19
Keep the faith Drogie.
All the best to you and your family and I pray it all works out for you guys. You'll be stronger for this 💪.


13.) 08 Mar 2021 07:00:34
I'm very very sorry Drogie so as you say this line manager felt threatened by you that meant that you have skills that they don't possess which is why you very unfortunately had to go. So I'm convinced that you will bounce back bigger, better and stronger mate.


14.) 08 Mar 2021 07:13:11
So sorry to hear that Drogie. Keep the faith and know that something good is around the corner, even if it feels like all hope is lost right now.


15.) 08 Mar 2021 07:14:34
I 100% agree with Ed002. Now is the time you need support in any shape or form. Yes this is a football site but as you know the Eds have given good grace to post other "off topic" stuff.
Stay, even if it is to tell us how much of a knob your line manager was. Its good to talk Drogie, you know that I'm sure.
One thing I do know from past evperience that things are never as bad as they seem. Personally, years ago I lost my house and a considerable amount of personal money. A wife and 3 young kids at the time to look after. It was tough and I made massive mistakes, mainly because I was too proud to ask for advise. Take whatever help you can get.
I'm sending you all the luck strength and hope for the future. You will be OK.


16.) 08 Mar 2021 07:17:06
Sorry to hear about the tough times Drog! Keep your head up mate as tough as this is right now, I’m sure it will open doors for you in some way so that you can find a job and boss that will appreciate your skill set soon enough.

Can’t say it any better than Ed02 has but only agree that this site offers such support and distraction so hope to see your posts continue mate! YNWA.


17.) 08 Mar 2021 07:20:19
Just like our beloved reds you WILL rise once again just keep the head up mate.


18.) 08 Mar 2021 07:13:11
So sorry to hear that Drogie. Keep the faith and know that something good is around the corner, even if it feels like all hope is lost right now.

{Ed025's Note - yeah hang in there drogie things will improve im sure, you come across as strong individual and sometimes things happen for a reason and it could be the making of you mate....keep the faith..


19.) 08 Mar 2021 07:14:34
I 100% agree with Ed002. Now is the time you need support in any shape or form. Yes this is a football site but as you know the Eds have given good grace to post other "off topic" stuff.
Stay, even if it is to tell us how much of a knob your line manager was. Its good to talk Drogie, you know that I'm sure.
One thing I do know from past evperience that things are never as bad as they seem. Personally, years ago I lost my house and a considerable amount of personal money. A wife and 3 young kids at the time to look after. It was tough and I made massive mistakes, mainly because I was too proud to ask for advise. Take whatever help you can get.
I'm sending you all the luck strength and hope for the future. You will be OK.


20.) 08 Mar 2021 07:56:09
Keep fighting Drogie. As someone that has been through the worst of times I can tell you it makes those happy times that will come again all the more memorable. Stay here, post what you want even to vent some more. We are a family on here, yes we fight and argue and disagree sometimes but when one of our own is on need we support them.

{Ed077's Note - I would just like to say this Drogie:

At the end of it all, everything will be fine. If it's not fine then it not the end yet. No matter how bad things look, how bad people are, just remember there will never not be good people.


21.) 08 Mar 2021 08:10:29
Best wishes, Drogie.
Can you play centre half, mate?


22.) 08 Mar 2021 00:39:37
Well said, Ed002. Never give up, Drogie. One door closes, another one opens.


23.) 08 Mar 2021 02:25:19
Sorry to hear your news Drogie, a tough time for you and your family but hope you can bounce back soon and stronger than ever. Respect for your reply Ed02.


 

 

28 Feb 2021 09:05:20
How you're having a good weekend ed001 - well not the weekend in dubai

What's your recruitment policy for the Ed's - people you know?

Always wondered lol.

Drogie

{Ed001's Note - well firstly it depends on what we need. There are certain sites that don't have editors and so I just look out for suitable people with the right temperament to come in from those.}


 

 

 

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14 Feb 2021 09:06:21
Thought it was valentines, not April 1st 😀.

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31 Jan 2021 20:20:41
Second that 666, she’s very much spot on!

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02 Jan 2021 13:35:32
Thanks ed002,

Brilliantly informative as usual 👍.

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05 Dec 2020 22:33:05
We need to play the weakest side possible!

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01 Dec 2020 19:00:25
Thigh issue - being rested as a precaution.

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17 Apr 2021 09:46:29
I have to agree with you JK23, let’s not forget we’ve played pretty much all season without VVD and Gomez, woth Hendo in and out too. The fact we had to play a Hendo and Fabs in defence for me, completely unbalanced the team. Virg and Gomez/ Matip at the back gave the whole team confidence from front to back, again for me, the whole team has lacked confidence this season.

We certainly need to move players on, even one of our front three maybe. Fergie did it with United in order to freshen up the squad - just look at Coutinho too.

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10 Apr 2021 21:33:43
Totally agree JK23 re miss placed passing of the ball- we attempted the Hollywood pass far too much today, even when there was no space to run in behind the defence!

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10 Apr 2021 21:30:25
I think we have a potential gem in Elliott.

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10 Apr 2021 08:33:19
I posted similar to you last week ed001 regarding kabak, not sure about him at all, look alright against the likes of Arsenal but Madrid. I’d rather us push for another quality CB to give us a four of VVD, A another, Gomez and Phillips.

As for Bobby, it’s not just his link up play but his pressing from the front, this part of his game gets unnoticed massively. Like you say, Jota has an eye for goal and that’s great because it gives us another dimension but his link up play isn’t there an nor the desire to chase the ball down.

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{Ed001's Note - exactly Drogie, Kabak is definitely not the answer. He looked like he was towing a caravan against Madrid at times. I was shocked at how slow he looked. He is not the answer, I think that is becoming clearer by the week.

You are right about Jota lacking a bit of desire to press, which is a huge issue for the way we play. I like him, he is good running with the ball, but if he doesn't score then he is not a lot of use, in fact he was a liability against Madrid. I am sure he will improve, but he is not ready to play the central role and neither Mane nor Salah ever look right there. Unless there is someone in the squad such as Minamino, Jones or Elliott, maybe even Ox, earmarked to play the link role, we have little choice but to keep Bobby.}


 

 

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10 Apr 2021 08:11:52
I hate to say it but Fergie had a history of selling players that reached their peak, freshened up the squad. Sometimes it needs to be done.

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