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10 Jun 2018 21:35:22
6 days to go!

On the 16th of June our Facebook page will go live to a charity match the site has organised, in aid of Seva and Macmillan nurses.
It will be a 3pm kick off!
Please share and like our page to support the boys taking part. We have one crowdfunded page on justgiving that raised £300 before prematurely ending so stay tuned for a new one setting up. We are hopeful to raise £1000 with this and the players match fees.

This is also the last call for anyone else who wants to play in the game held in north oxfordshire. Current players range from all abilities and ages! So do not feel you cannot contribute.

Text me on 07719565417 for more info!

Will ed001's "Just like watching brazil" better ed002's "Walham green east wapping, carpet cleaning rodent and boggit exterminating association"....FC?

Who is your money on?!

1.) 10 Jun 2018 21:47:19
Every time I see posts about this I kick myself because I lived in Oxfordshire but moved to Liverpool last year ;_;
Would have loved to play after work but would never make it there in time now xD

Good luck to everybody participating and ed2s players repeating that name haha.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 22:30:30
Going to be a struggle carving that name onto a trophy haha
Happy to donate and looking forward to watching the live stream.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 23:36:30
Would love to have made it from Ireland. Well done to all involved as it's for a great cause. Enjoy the day and be proud.

4.) 10 Jun 2018 23:41:46
How are you going to fit that team name on a jersey?

5.) 11 Jun 2018 01:37:23
I’m gutted, I was going to play and had it tied to when I was back in the uk ( I live in aus) my trip moved numerous times. I’ll be back in time but pulled a hamstring 2 weeks ago so can’t play regardless!

6.) 11 Jun 2018 06:26:45
Would have loved to play and show off my silky skills but unfortunately I won't be able to make it this time. If successful maybe we could make this an annual thing?

7.) 11 Jun 2018 18:09:13
Any chance to do some commentary from India, Ed001? xD.



08 Jun 2017 06:28:27
Having spoken to the person who has been keeping me informed on this, to get clarity, I think it is time I gave the full explanation of what I am now being told. I am going to refer to the person as he/ him, just because it is easier rather than because it is a male.

So I have pestered him, because I wanted some clarification of the full story and to know if I am being deliberately fed misinformation to keep the club out of trouble. He claims that he is telling me exactly what he has been told, that there is no attempt to mislead me on his behalf, either knowingly or unknowingly. So this is basically the story as he gives it:

After matches Klopp will often chat with opposition players, just a friendly chat, nothing untoward, many managers will do it.

However, remarks were made to VVD along the lines of 'I would love to have you in my team' or similar when we have faced Southampton. Which VVD has obviously taken to heart, though we have no way of knowing if Klopp was making the first moves towards a signing or just making a throwaway remark regarding the player. So that could be seen as a problem in the light of following events, though would normally not even be noticed.

Anyway, last summer things were a bit unsettled there with Jose Fonte fighting to leave and it caused a few issues with a number of the players there, who felt Fonte was unfairly treated after his years of service to the club. There are a number of players there who did not like the treatment Fonte received and felt he should have been allowed to make his dream move, rather than held to his contract and then ended up in limbo before joining West Ham United just to get away from Saints. VVD has at this point made the decision he wants to go and asked his agent to put out feelers looking for interested parties.

We showed interest at this point, I don't have dates, I have never had any kind of dates to give, which is why I have never mentioned any, but I would assume this is just after the January window, as this was when he was disgruntled. However, instead of going direct to the club and seeking permission to speak to them and him over a summer move, we spoke directly to the agent.

Now our excuse, which is why I am told the club immediately backed out and apologised, is that we were told the agent and player came to us with Saints' blessing. I will leave you to make up your own mind over the truth of that claim, as I really do not know. I have no way to verify that information one way or the other.

To cut a long story short, the player, agent and club sorted out a deal, then and only then do LFC go to Saints to negotiate a price. That is when all hell broke loose and Soton investigated, made a complaint etc.

That is how he explained it to me, but I have no way to verify any of it, which is why I am giving you a full version as he tells it. In the past he has been reliable, though he has often asked me not to pass on things, the info he has given had checked out. This time I am not sure though, this feels too neat and like someone is trying to shift the blame. Either way the club is at fault for not ensuring they had permission to speak to the player.

1.) 08 Jun 2017 06:43:11
Make you right ed001 with it sounding to contrived but it does not mean what he has said is not the truth. Like you say it's not difficult to follow the correct way of approaching a transfer a club either says yes or no what is the problem. Baffling really still men in suits are never the smartest.
Up the pool.

{Ed001's Note - I just don't understand why the club still has this issue. We do not need to act underhand, the club is, in terms of brand power, according to those that measure these things, ahead of all but Man Utd in English football. We should not need to be underhand to attract quality players. They should want to play for us because of who we are. So just concentrate on getting the right deal with their current club, then worry about convincing the player.}

2.) 08 Jun 2017 06:48:37
Qyestion for the Eds, not just about this event. What is the situation regarding speaking to agents. As i understand it agents put feelers out to other clubs and that is ok. In those circumstances i assume it is ok for a club to speak to the agent. If that has happened can the club contact the agent again for further discussions? Is it a case of the player basically can't be in the room with them? Or more complicated, e. g. you can't talk beyond a certain point even with the agent? Thanks.

{Ed025's Note - if a club wish to talk to a player who is under contract at a club then they must inform the parent club for permission DL, anything less is seen as "tapping up" even if its done through the agent mate..

3.) 08 Jun 2017 06:55:11
Shame Ed, at the very least I hope the club learn a lesson, I think we're sailing very close to the wind with our transfer activity.

4.) 08 Jun 2017 07:00:49
Thanks Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - anytime mate..

5.) 08 Jun 2017 07:05:44
Its the premier league response that intreagues me. Would it not be the case that if they thought we were genuinely guilty of wrong doing on purpose then just an apology from us would be irrelevant?

{Ed025's Note - i must say that you make a fair point slowdog, maybe we have not heard the last of it yet mate..

6.) 08 Jun 2017 07:15:27
We have read news that VVD agent also spoke to Conte and Pep; that would have constituted tapping too right?

{Ed001's Note - no, you are missing the point, the intermediary can speak to others, it is the player himself that is unable to discuss things.}

7.) 08 Jun 2017 07:17:07
Do you think this is the end of the saga with LFC and VVD ed?

{Ed001's Note - depends on what Saints think. If they are satisfied with the apology and us backing away, then yes. Though a lot comes down to VVD himself as well.}

8.) 08 Jun 2017 07:31:15
If Saints had any decency, they'd accept the apology and move on. Liverpool acted underhandedly but, judging from ed001's post, not in a deliberate way. It's not like the club had been scheming to prevent a bidding war that Southampton were entitled to.

9.) 08 Jun 2017 07:30:15
Thank you for letting us know the situation ED001, we appreciate it!

I was on these pages when the whole Clint Dempsey saga happened and it's beyond belief that the club can act in such a amateurish fashion! Or is it arrogance on the clubs part?

Considering how many times we have dealt with Southampton over the past few years makes this surprising as well as irritating to say the least!

Again, thanks for keeping us in the loop Ed.

{Ed001's Note - it feels like arrogance to me, believing they can do what they want with no consequence.}

10.) 08 Jun 2017 07:35:05
Hey ED001. Is the extent to which the VVD deal played out in the media seen as a massive issue by the club? I know this doesn't excuse the club's behaviour but the extent to which transfer info is leaked is quite extraordinary. Similarly a lot has been written bout the Salah deal. Can the club not conduct business in a private professional manner, or is it just the case that this not easily done in modern football? Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - it is always a concern, the club put a lot of effort into keeping things quiet in the past, hence the Jen Chang thing. Now it has gone back to the old flood of info coming out. It is not easy to keep things quiet, but it certainly should not be coming out in the amounts LFC are producing it.}

11.) 08 Jun 2017 07:35:11
eds i know this is an outrageous idea/ thought, but truth be known the window don't open until july between now and then the saints accept the apology after believing because of the blame game as you said, that the tapping up was accidentally stupid, could liverpool get the deal sorted and pay more as in a way to save face or is it just a stupid thought.

{Ed001's Note - it could happen and has happened in the past. The likelihood is that we will not pay the price regardless.}

12.) 08 Jun 2017 07:37:52
Nice one ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome and RITH is wrong. The whole point of speaking to a player is to cut out the whole auction aspect of transfers by ensuring you get the best price with the player only wanting to join you.

As for Saints, they have done nothing wrong and RITH is just showing how bitter he is by constantly deflecting and blaming the victim.}

13.) 08 Jun 2017 07:57:21
Thanks for the info Ed. Legend.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

14.) 08 Jun 2017 08:03:54
Ed 1 - you make some great points here. We were discussing it in the pub last night and I think the consensus of opinion was that tapping up players has always gone on and always will to some degree. It is maybe a bit easier to hide behind agents and third parties these days than it was years ago but I think even an indirect approach - I. e. To an agent is tapping up. I know clubs often give players agents approval or even instructions to find a new club for a player maybe even with guidelines as to what a sell price may be. More often than not all of the above happens in secret.

You make a very good point that too much information seems to be leaked out of LFC and whilst it seems clear that the club has acted beyond what can be excusable (I. e. A sounding out of an agent etc. ) and especially with meeting the player directly, the leaks to the press in my view is what has really caused the most problems.

I hope there is a full investigation internally and these internal problems are fixed now or we could have a long summer of problems in the transfer market.

{Ed001's Note - not just a long summer, it will be the same every transfer window until we fix the internal problems.}

15.) 08 Jun 2017 08:10:12
Is there any suggestion that there will be any internal disciplinary actions taken by the club towards any LFC staff involved in the transfer Ed001? Do you think the VVD events will see Liverpool changing their approach to transfers and lack of professionalism? If nothing changes or there isn't an acceptance that change is needed then that would really stink of arrogance.

{Ed001's Note - the first thing that will happen is likely to be an internal investigation to examine what went on, what the club did wrong and what the club did right. That analysis will have to lead to changes or this summer will be nothing compared to how bad things will get for the club in the future.}

16.) 08 Jun 2017 08:15:14
It's all just so distasteful. Look at what Lukaku is doing to them across the park. Young men who get paid millions to play a sport they love and show this kind of disrespect to their employers. Regardless of whether Liverpool's conduct was really dodgy or just downright dumb, I really do not like to see these spoiled players showing such an extreme lack of loyalty to the shirt and fans they represent. If I wanted to leave my job and go to a bigger company, I would have the decency to go to my boss and tell him to his face. Of course, I don't have a greedy agent trying to drum up a sale to line his own fat palm with silver.

17.) 08 Jun 2017 08:15:37
What does this mean for the player himself ed001? Is he also facing the prospect of a ban? Maybe not by his parent club who might not be able to afford it, but by the governing body.?

{Ed001's Note - it is unlikely to lead to any kind of ban for the player. His issue is that the club themselves could freeze him out and leave him in limbo and his chance to get a big move could go.}

18.) 08 Jun 2017 08:32:25
We appreciate you sharing your info ed, as you have already hinted i think this is standard practice for the americans and i can't see any follow up action apart from a public telling off and a private don't get caught next time.

With regards to vvd we were always going to get our pants pulled down over this deal so maybe its the best outcome overall aside from the massive embarassment.

Moving forward through this window at any rate we must do it correct though because i shudder to think what punishment the club will get if its caught doing the same thing twice in the same window.

Do you think this will have any bearing on players we are targeting not wanting to come considering we have left vvd high and dry?

{Ed001's Note - it is common practice in business in general, end justifies the means for most companies.

That is a good point you raise, other players are going to be wary of dealing with us, if we leave VVD high and dry now.}

19.) 08 Jun 2017 08:32:27
Cheers Ed001. We've not covered ourselves in glory here at all, shambolic behaviour and unprofessionalism is what is smacks of.

20.) 08 Jun 2017 08:42:11
So just reiterating what has been in the press.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea. I do not read the press.}

21.) 08 Jun 2017 08:44:32
Thank you for the swift response Ed. Much appreciated mate. And thank you for all the hard work! This promises to be a window like no other for you guys! All the best :) .

{Ed001's Note - not sure it is like no other. This seems to have become a recurring theme.}

22.) 08 Jun 2017 09:11:00
Thanks eds for the info. Really appreciate your time forwarding your knowledge on this situation.

23.) 08 Jun 2017 09:30:25
Agree with Max, thanks Ed, appreciate you sharing the info.

{Ed001's Note - cheers Lj.}

24.) 08 Jun 2017 10:25:18
Thanks Eds for the in depth post, we all appreciate it on here, we'd all be clueless if it wasn't for you lot.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

25.) 08 Jun 2017 11:52:37
Thanks for the info Ed's, but I have to ask, why is it so hard to do it properly, whether the agent instigated it or not? Even if the agent said that the player is doing it with his club's blessing, how hard is it to confirm that with the club? Something is really wrong somewhere within the club and it's not rocket science how it can be fixed!

{Ed001's Note - it is not that hard at all.}

26.) 08 Jun 2017 12:10:38
Ed is part of the problem that the powers of be just aren't from football background? Is it just simple naivity from people that don't know? Most if not all of our top brass are from everywhere BUT football. Is it just me being naive?

{Ed001's Note - very few clubs have top brass from a footballing background.}

27.) 08 Jun 2017 12:11:08
What was Fonte's dream move ED001?

{Ed001's Note - to play for Mourinho.}

28.) 09 Jun 2017 13:45:14
Ed001, Good of you to give us the detail, but I don't think you have to explain things. Everyone said this was going to happen, but then it turned out we built the house on sand, so things fell apart.

You guys run a really interesting site, and try to give us interesting insights. Sometimes things will go pear shaped. doesn't change things, you are giving us your honest (sometimes very honest) view on things. If it was called Liverpool-transfer-facts. co. uk, then that would be different, but I for one enjoy the site, and appreciate you guys giving us the insights that you do (although sometimes I cringe from the tongue lashings delivered :-) ) . If you will forgive me, part of the fun of this site is just like buying the euro millions ticket. the 2 days dreaming about what it would be like if Messi signed brings a smile and some joy, even if the reality is, it is never going to happen. BTW . any chance of Messi :-)

On a different note, I find it really hard to fathom how we can get ourselves into these situations. I have nothing to do with football, but I know you need permission from the other club before you speak to the player. I know from life, that if a middle man says "trust me this is all legit", then that is when you run for the hills. SO, this is either supreme arrogance (which I would hate for my football club, but I accept it is possible), or supreme naivete. I am not sure which is worse.

Thanks for all you guys do, I am looking forward to my near hourly visits to the site during the window!



12 Jun 2015 21:04:11
{Ed001's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Confirmed signings 2015-06-12.



14 May 2015 15:14:09{Ed001's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Transfer Talk #1 Super Samir Handanvoic

1.) 14 May 2015 15:22:56
link doesn't go anywhere for me?

{Ed033's Note - please try again

2.) 14 May 2015 15:48:57
works now ed thanks

3.) 14 May 2015 19:48:32
Very good . Gives us an insight on players with their situations and some we won't know much about . Very good !!



08 Mar 2015 18:12:53
So what do you think will happen in the summer then Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Much of this will change by the summer and there are major dependencies on (a) players leaving (b) how much money the club can raise through sales (remembering that Liverpool will be probably be looking to sell players by January to offset FFP issues), and (c) Champions League qualification. However, there is known to be (or have recently been) some level of interest in the following players:

GK: Ochoa, Neto, Sportiello (unconfirmed at this time), Romero, Ryan, Ruddy. The club have also looked at many others.
RB: Danilo (certainly won't happen). I am not sure what will happen to Wisdom. I suspect a new deal for Flanagan but if Manquillo and Johnson both leave then the club will look for a new RB. If Rodgers remains as manager it is not out of the question that Ibe may be tried in a wing back role. Alternative is that MAnquillo stays and RB is no longer a priority.
CB: I suspect a new deal will be offered to Toure and the club will have to have a clear out of CBs in any case. I doubt a CB is a priority.
MF: Milner, Khedira, Pjanic (outrageously expensive), Vazquez
F/W: Ings, Vietto, Gameiro, Baez (a WP would be an issue initially), Kishna (I understand that old interest has been rekindled but it is hard to see how he would fit in), Lacazette (not going to happen). Two other players the club were interested in - Bakkali (I suspect Liverpool have stepped back from their interest like many other clubs) and Andre Ayew (a free agent who Liverpool enquired about last summer - no obvious interest right now but it may return).

If Liverpool do qualify for the Champions League and if further funds can be made available through sales, it would not be out of the question for Liverpool to look to one of the following as an option:

GK: Cech
MF: Carvalho, Turan
F/W: Benzema

And who would be my choice of players who will be available?

GK: Handanovic
RB: Germain
CB: Balanta - Caniggia wanted Liverpool to move for Balanta more than two years ago - and he has got better. Rogers ignored the advice. He shouldn't have done. If Liverpool need a CB
MF: Matuidi, Morgan Sanson
F/W: Mitrovic - I don't see a long term future for Lambert and Mitrovic would give Liverpool a very good option that they are missing right now. Rodgers will regret using the words "Origi" and "world-class" in the same sentence. }

1.) 08 Mar 2015 19:06:20
Interesting read, thanks Eds.

2.) 08 Mar 2015 22:03:31
Great work, eds. This is what this site is all about, just a shame it gets hindered by the trolls from time to time!


3.) 09 Mar 2015 00:27:59
Realistically we're only looking to add one in each position right, Eds? So say we signed Ings, Vietto would then be out of the question?

I'd love Khedira but worry about his injury record so can't see FSG taking such a risk.
Would the signings of Romero, Milner, Ings and possibly a battle for Carvalho if we make top 4 seem like a realistic scenario come the summer Eds?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation as I understand it. I cannot sensibly answer questions about different combinations of the players.}

4.) 09 Mar 2015 02:53:55
Thanks a lot ed fot that reply

5.) 09 Mar 2015 07:21:48
Brilliant work Ed001, seducing Ed002 to spill the beans. Was it that "humongous" backside that did the trick?

Also, which Vazquez and Germain are these?

{Ed002's Note - Lucas and it should be Matteo Darmain.}

6.) 09 Mar 2015 07:22:06
Taking into account our finances I completely agree with your choises Ed002 (with exception of Sanson who I haven't seen enough). I will add Luis Adriano to forward list.

{Ed002's Note - I am a little surprised that there is no firm interest from Liverpool, AC Milan or Arsenal in Adriano at this time. It should be Darmain not Germain.}

7.) 09 Mar 2015 07:22:22
great post Ed002. i would like to know if we are really interested in morgan sanson of montpellier? i watched montpellier games few times and he looked a class midfielder and ran the show. i think he will be perfect for liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - No, he would be my choice of player from who will be available.}

8.) 09 Mar 2015 04:28:55
Brilliant views Ed002 thanks!. saves endless questions about targets!, but what about ED001? Care to add anything?

{Ed001's Note - not a lot to add to that, I do believe we have decided against Ryan, despite his agent's best efforts to get him a move, he simply is not good enough for the top leagues and so will probably move to a low end team in Spain or Italy.
Bakkali we were discussing on the editor's widget and I did mention to the other editors yesterday that the feeling is that he is 'difficult' and best avoided.
Turan will again be looking to join us, but I doubt we will have the finances required sadly.
Mostly it is going to be about moving players out to buy new ones, though the removal of Johnson and Gerrard does clear up any issues with the wage bill being too high. It is just that we have to avoid building up debt while the stadium is being rebuilt, so it is going to be a time to be careful with our spending. Thankfully the new TV deal will mean we can sell to buy, rather than having to sell to pay for the stadium.}

9.) 09 Mar 2015 10:12:41
Great response from Ed2 and comments from Ed.

That's what makes this site the best around.


10.) 11 Mar 2015 06:12:36
Liverpool need to make Ed002 DOF now.




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Top 10 Left Midfielders/Wingers/Forwards

26 May 2020 12:00:46
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Top 10 Left Midfielders/Wingers/Forwards

1.) 26 May 2020 12:17:43
I have watched depay live and I’m telling you I have never seen a player steal a living more then him
The fella refused to chase back and only came alive when the ball was anywhere near the box he is the most laziest player I have ever seen
In one of the same games I watched dembele play the former Celtic player and it was like chalk and cheese the want desire need to get the ball back make runs and space for others was amazing, out of the two I would choose him every time over depay.

2.) 26 May 2020 12:33:11
Perfect timing that article ed thank you.

{Ed001's Note - I actually forgot to post it up yesterday when I finished it.}

3.) 26 May 2020 13:35:02
Ed, I probably read your views on specific players more than I do any other source, but there is no way Deulofeu is a better player than Insigne or Son, and Sterling is nowhere near Ronaldo, Hazard or Neymar regardless of the weight/ attitude problems in the latter two.
Sterling is very reliant on the creative abilities of his team mates, and his finishing still remains a seriously weak part of his game. Would you really pick him over any of the three you put directly below him?

{Ed001's Note - it is not only being better, it is also about playing there regularly, which is a problem for Son as he plays on the right and up front a fair bit too. Hazard has missed a large chunk of the season through injury and then played terribly and he regularly goes missing for chunks of each season. I am sorry but to suggest Neymar is much better is ludicrous, he performs in a terrible league and then regularly flops on the bigger stage of European football and internationals. Ronaldo has spent the last few years playing as a striker, this is his first season back on the left for a while and he struggled in Sarri's system. Deulofeu has been a game changer for Watford, Insigne has not been at his best. As for Sterling, he may be heavily reliant on the creative abilities of his team-mates and his finishing is not the best, but he has excelled for City and puts in a performance in almost every game. Against Liverpool is a notable exception. Whether you would pick Sterling over the others or not is irrelevant, he has been playing at a higher level for City on a regular basis both in a tough league and in Europe and for England too.}

4.) 26 May 2020 14:18:21
I can’t really disagree with any of that, especially Sterling’s performances against Liverpool.
Although Deulofeu is clearly a good player, his highest level of performing consistently in his career has been at Everton (I don’t want to speculate on why he was unable to do so at Barca, who knows what happens there) . Regardless of his value to Watford, surely he has to do it at a level higher than Watford to be compared to some of the absolute best.
For Sterling, I agree - especially with regard to how much he has improved. But I wonder what another player could do in Sterling’s situation. Son/ Hazard would be absolute magic in that City team.

{Ed001's Note - Everton? His problem there was inconsistency, at Watford he has developed that to a large degree. How can you say a higher level than performing in the most competitive domestic league in the world is needed to compare? Especially when he is turning up and making a difference for what is, on paper, one of the weaker teams in that league. The Spanish and French leagues only have a couple of competitive games a month, every game in England is competitive.
Hazard doesn't work hard enough for Pep, he wouldn't track back and that is why he wouldn't work in a Pep team. He is on the lazy side, which is why he goes missing and suffers so many regular injuries imo. He is simply not fit enough physically to cope with the demands placed on his body over the course of a season. I do agree Son would be fantastic though.}

5.) 26 May 2020 14:30:19
Love seeing Sadio at Number 1! His goal away at Bayern was a thing of beauty in terms of awareness and technique. These top tens are class Ed!

{Ed001's Note - one thing I have noticed is no one is disputing Mane is the best right now!}

6.) 26 May 2020 14:18:21
I can’t really disagree with any of that, especially Sterling’s performances against Liverpool.
Although Deulofeu is clearly a good player, his highest level of performing consistently in his career has been at Everton (I don’t want to speculate on why he was unable to do so at Barca, who knows what happens there) . Regardless of his value to Watford, surely he has to do it at a level higher than Watford to be compared to some of the absolute best.
For Sterling, I agree - especially with regard to how much he has improved. But I wonder what another player could do in Sterling’s situation. Son/ Hazard would be absolute magic in that City team.

{Ed001's Note - Deulofeu plays in the strongest, most competitive league in world football, against the two best teams in the world right now in Man City and Liverpool. There really isn't a better place to judge him, outside of European competition. He has to turn up every game, whereas the players in the Italian, Spanish and French leagues only have to turn up for a handful of games a season. And that is if you include European games! By the way, his problem at Everton was purely lack of consistency, so no idea what you are talking about there. Consistency is something he has been gaining over the last few years at Watford.

As for Sterling, I agree on Son but not Hazard. Hazard is a bit lazy for Pep, he doesn't track back or put in the hard work. Imo his regular dips in form and injuries are caused by a lack of basic fitness as he does not work hard enough in training on that aspect. He would never fit into either a Pep or a Klopp team.}



Angelos Postecoglou

24 May 2020 11:40:14
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new manager profile about, Angelos Postecoglou

1.) 24 May 2020 21:28:33
Thanks Ed, cheers.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}



Luka Jovic

17 May 2020 18:56:55
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Luka Jovic



Top 10 Right Midfielders/Wingers/Forwards

07 May 2020 16:12:54
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Top 10 Right Midfielders/Wingers/Forwards

1.) 07 May 2020 17:13:43
Much appreciated. Thanks mill.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate. I am trying to get as many articles done as possible while everyone is bored.}

2.) 07 May 2020 19:07:39
Great article as always. Indulge me if you would Ed001. 2 questions: 1) no Raheem Sterling? I’m with you, but the English media have been waxing lyrical about him for years now. I’d love you hear your thoughts on how you rate him? 2) a bit provocative, but where was Chiesa heading before the world turned upside down?

Enjoy VE Day everyone 👍.

{Ed001's Note - 1. He plays on the left almost exclusively now. In fact he has played more games in the centre recently than on the right.

2. I don't know, but there was a number of clubs in for him and it was seen as time for him to move.}

3.) 07 May 2020 20:28:11
Thought Gnabry would make the top 10.

{Ed001's Note - he did.}

4.) 07 May 2020 21:25:31
Great read, Ed01. Ismaila Sarr was a player I first watched for Senegal at the last WC as he kept Keita-Balde out of the team (which is no mean feat) to my surprise. As you say, the kisd is lightening quick, pacey, powerful and brave even tho, he is not the finished article yet. After the WC, I wanted us to sign him but alas, it was not to be.

As for Gnabry, I remember him not playing a single minute for West Brom under the "cultured" tutelage of Tony Pulis. Pulis I think then came out and said Gnabry was the worst player he ever coached.

Clearly when I need footballing advice or second opinions on a player, I will run to him first and foremost.

5.) 07 May 2020 23:51:37
Mo Salah is world class, scores, assists and occupies defenders for his team. I admit that I have moaned about his selfishness at times, which maybe is the reason some fans don't truly appreciate him or is that media driven.
To appreciate his true worth, which player in the world could replicate his performances if he were to leave. I honestly cannot think of 1 player in world football who could better Salah, maybe Mbappe.
No shame in coming second to Messi, good read Ed01 thanks.

6.) 07 May 2020 22:36:20
Great stuff as per usual Ed. No Di Maria though, or he plays at a different position?

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

7.) 07 May 2020 23:23:57
Interesting read- thanks Ed.

I don't watch PSG but doesn't Mbappe play on the right when Neymar is not injured?

{Ed001's Note - he does sometimes but he is clearly at his best centrally.}

8.) 08 May 2020 07:02:58
I must have skipped from 5 to 3 somehow?

{Ed001's Note - counting is not everyone's strength don't worry.}

9.) 08 May 2020 09:41:03
ed001 Mbappe plays best down the centre, where will he play for us when he werner and Sancho sign as well. Do you see Bobby moving into defence and salah and mane in midfield?

{Ed001's Note - I was thinking one of them will have to take over from Adrian as he is getting on.}

10.) 08 May 2020 10:26:01
Quality Ed, cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate, good to see you about.}

11.) 08 May 2020 14:20:46
Assuming Mane is in the left wing/ forward category, if if switched back to the right, do you think he'd get in this right winger/ forward list?

{Ed001's Note - yes most definitely.}

12.) 08 May 2020 20:39:52
GF, Mo Salah is world class. The End!

13.) 08 May 2020 22:56:31
I'm surprised Sancho is so low on the list. The way he is regularly hyped in the press (I have seen him play only once or twice for Dortmund), makes you think he is in the top 3 in the World or something. Sigh. The media always has an agenda; you have to be careful.

And I was just thinking to myself. What a leap Salah has made, almost overnight. Went from being perhaps in the top 20 of forwards when with Roma, and then hit the ground running when he joined LFC. In the top 5 of forwards now and not looking back either. Get the right combination of factors in your favor and the sky is the limit. 😉.

{Ed001's Note - I have never understood the hype about Sancho. He plays routinely against some of the worst defending I have ever seen. It is impossible to judge him as anything more than potential until he faces decent ones.}



Rhian Brewster

04 May 2020 20:43:48
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Rhian Brewster

1.) 04 May 2020 22:15:35
Thanks Ed, still hoping he can offer something for us one day.

Although I don’t remember requesting this?

{Ed001's Note - it was a long time ago. I have a lot of profiles to catch up on. Trouble is most of them are of players I have not seen enough of to write it, so they take a while as I have to watch a few games.}

2.) 05 May 2020 11:21:25
Plays on one leg when you compare him to greenwood.

3.) 05 May 2020 16:58:49
Average player it would seem

Man I remember we play Dortmund in a pre season friendly and he said yes Sancho is a special talent but we have Rhain seems the injury make have stopped his progression.




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27 Oct 2017 06:56:31
Actually we have 3, Bogdan has been registered so he is in the squad as well.



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29 Aug 2017 10:01:23
Apologies my mistake, Sakho is going to Palace, I meant to say WBA want him to replace Evans if a deal can't be done with Palace. I really am sorry, it was early and that was a silly mistake not to read back through and check. Thankfully Ed002 pointed it out to me.



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30 Dec 2016 17:38:49
It is nothing to do with other players and everything to do with his attitude and prior service. It is felt he deserves the opportunity to play regularly if he wants to go. While he does not really want to leave Liverpool, he does want regular first team football.

Whichever way he decides is fine by me, I am in full agreement that he has earnt the right to do what is best for him.



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07 Jan 2015 12:31:25
Ed002 has some more info on this, which he will hopefully add, and point out I made a mistake assuming a party flying from London might not mean a London club, doh!

{Ed002's Note - As of an hour or so ago Inter's business for the other player has now been concluded and they are looking to sort out the Shaquiri transaction by tonight or tomorrow morning. Their real plus point is that the player wants to move to Italy with them. Against them is that they are unable to pay the full amount upfront.

Therefore if Liverpool want to do something about Shaqiri it must be very soon - and if they are going to pay up front they must have access to the cash. They will also need to persuade the player that he should move to Liverpool.}



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It is meant to be just one bet due to the competitions we are intending to run, it would be too easy to rack up lots of points by just making all the possible bets each race.




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06 Apr 2020 13:36:16
sorry I clicked the wrong button before I posted this. I assume it is aimed at me before I start but anyway, the ones I like do tend to be the better looking players, but not always.

I like players that will give their all for the team, not necessarily the best ones. The midfield grafters that every team needs, the McTominay rather than the Bruno Fernandes, even though it is clear Bruno is the better player.



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05 Apr 2020 10:26:02
Oh and they are not taking advantage of the government, that is a stupid thing to say. It is the tax payers that pay it, not the government.



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02 Mar 2020 14:37:11
I just realised, there is also the possibility of an MLS move beckoning. That is more than likely why.



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24 Feb 2020 09:43:31
none of you are reading the question and your replies are all pointless pretty much. Everyone knows the players you are mentioning. Even Lewis Cook who was the standout when England won the U17 World Cup a few years ago before joining Bournemouth. The question was about left field players no one was talking about. Bringing up players like Phillips, who are constantly being discussed in the media or Cantwell, who is constantly being linked with us as we have interest, is moving the thread away from the actual discussion.



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03 Feb 2020 10:00:40
The nearest thing to perfection he has ever seen? That is high praise as he has seen me!