14 Feb 2019 20:02:27
OK, so my cousin is studying sports science in holland and one of the lecturers also works for ajax and whilst having a natter Inbetween learning it was dropped in that the lecturer had been involved in discussions about the medical history of our very own marko grujic with a view that the powers that be in ajax gathering a detailed file on Marko to fill the void left by de Jong in the coming summer. Now eds, with us clearly in need of a centre back that can add competition and depth to this area would it not be plausible for a cash and player exchange. I cannot see Marko being a long term klopp player as his profile is not that of a pressing player but I believe he would be perfect for ajax as a de jong replacement and we should be able to command decent value with his consistent performances so far this season. From his point and his father's, who Ed 1 has alluded is a bit of a pain when it comes to pushing his sons needs ahead of thst of the teams, they would be happy with the regular game time he would get. Any word on the grape vine would be appreciated regarding this subject cheers eds?

{Ed001's Note - exchange for who?}

1.) 14 Feb 2019
14 Feb 2019 21:42:43
I think he means De Ligt.

{Ed001's Note - even if Ajax could be persuaded to sell him, when they no longer need money, why would we want him? I have not seen anything special about the lad at all. Looks ok like, but he is not worth spending huge money on.}

2.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 00:28:15
Sorry my bad, yes I did mean de ligt and it just seemed to add up with us needing a centre back to replace one of matip or lovren and the fact grujic would be likely to leave. Thanks for your response Ed and Jones Red, much appreciated.

3.) 15 Feb 2019
14 Feb 2019 23:01:13
No offence at all Ed001 but you didn’t want us to sign VVD and that worked out fine. MDL is awesome.

{Ed001's Note - no offence taken but he is not awesome. As for van Dijk I gave my reasons for that and it was not a lack of ability to defend unlike de Ligt.}

4.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 00:01:35
Agree ed001. I think in Gomez we have one of the best cbs in the league already given his young age. If we were thinking of going for a cb alderweireld be my choice. 30 yes but knows the league, decent price and excellent quality. Had his fair share of injuries and so has Gomez but plenty of games for 3 top cbs to keep them all happy.

5.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 07:35:19
This is another one of those classic cases of someone who’s hyped and everyone goes along with it. I call bullsh@t that the amount of people on here calling him awesome watch anywhere near enough eredevise football to have that opinion. I bet a lot play Fifa and FM but would never admit that’s why they pine for him.

{Ed001's Note - I agree mate. I wouldn't have watched him if I hadn't heard all the FIFA and FM types slaver on about how great he is. When I watched him he was average on the best performance, but there were still commentators talking up his performance online. Then you read on and those commentators had actually watched a different game that night!}

6.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 08:31:40
Actually Ed001 pointed out VVD have stroll through the game and not making any efforts. He didn't mention about his technique or ability.

{Ed001's Note - I did mention his technique and ability, I said they were top class. It was purely his strolling through games that bothered me. There were far too many games he would get caught out upfield walking back etc. Since he has been with us he has only done that a few times.}

7.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 09:21:17
Saying we need another CB what's happened to Nathan Phillips he was doing well and was on the verge of the first team I believe.

8.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 10:28:50
I remember seeing Nat Phillips play alongside Joe Gomez in the U23s. While he was not as quick as Joe he was more dominant in the air, was comfortable on the pall and ha a decent range of passing. It would be a shame if he doesn't get an opportunity to show how he would fare at a higher level.

9.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 10:42:57
Problem with Nathan Phillips is that he has suffered through injuries, last year was his back and this year one of his ankles which required surgery. He is suffering like Gomez did.

10.) 15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 21:44:47
I remember when Ed1 had his opinions of VVD and nobody can argue with them if they saw him play, 100% correct. I think the majority would understand why he was concerned about him. I was and at the time he was made out to be the best defender on earth and he simply wasn't, anybody who paid attention to VVD would've said the same things. Luckily for us, he's improved dramatically.

As for De Ligt, I've seen him play about twice and didn't really pay attention to him so I can't have an opinion but I trust what Ed1 is saying, therefore it has to be a no go imo.

Young Gomez is quality and will only improve, if we go and get in a big money CB then Gomez is sent to the bench. If that was to happen he'd probably want to leave and who would blame him? He needs to be first choice, we have other positions to strengthen before bringing in another CB.

11.) 16 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019 20:01:08
Ed001, I meant there is no problem with his ability or technique in the profile you mentioned.

{Ed001's Note - ah ok cheers.}

12.) 17 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019 09:49:08
I watched VVD for Saints when he played us and for me it was clearly a case of lack of motivation. Pretty disgraceful if you ask me with the wages these guys get but there you go.
He had absolutely everything in his game, strength, speed, anticipation, good in the air and could tackle. In my opinion he was the best current defender I had seen. He just seemed to have given up before kick off.
I usually get players wrong but I knew VVD would be a class signing.