1.) 26 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2016 21:00:48
Good point ed. Thanks mate.

{Ed001's Note - you are welcome Nicky.}

2.) 27 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016 00:24:50
Great analysis, Ed. That may not be the only reason he`s off the boil BUT it most definitely is a very big one.

3.) 27 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016 01:26:49
So if Barcelona comes knocking on door for countinho, we should offer them a countinho and firmino combo? Absolutely absurd.

Firmino need to brush up his shooting, he is tad slow for a forward, but pace is inate. can't be improve.

4.) 27 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016 05:06:59
What is everyone's opinion of players drinking in general?
With drinking alcohol there is a 10% drop in testosterone in males (on average) which must affect performance at this level, I wouldn't do it if played as the fine margins matter.
I'm ok with drinking if it's within the law as it's a personal choice but I'm disappointed with RF.

{Ed001's Note - in moderation it is actually a good thing. Having a beer or glass of wine with a meal aids digestion, for instance. Personally I don't drink at all, but it is not a bad thing per se, it is when it is in large amounts that it is a problem.}

5.) 27 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016 08:50:58
Players need to let their hair down, for heaven's sake. Leaving out the drink driving issue here, The issue with drinking and form would be the proximity to the next game. How long do these affects last?

{Ed001's Note - a lot depends on when they drink. If they are drinking too soon after a match or training, then that affects fitness, as it impairs the body's ability to recover. That can increase injury risk as well. If they are drinking too close to the next match, then it can impair performance during the matches. There is a window when it is ok, so long as it is not to excess, as excessive (binge) drinking has long lasting effects.}