08 Jul 2018 07:16:50
Very happy not see Harry Maguire for liverpool posts on the forum as the guy is like is like tony adams keown Bould rolled into one
just a throwback to your most basic defenders ever.
Anyone with real pace and good movement will finish him
Must say Croatia have a decent fella
Dejan something can't remember his second name
I wasnt a big fan before but boy has he shut my mouth.

1.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 07:29:29
A defender the combination of Adams, Keown and Bould sounds wonderful. I keep reading on here how defenders can’t defend anymore but those 3 certainly could.

{Ed001's Note - if only Maguire really was able to defend he would be good.}

2.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 08:32:43
Ed001, I may be wrong, but did you say something similar about VVD when we were first linked with him?

Good morning to you and all.

{Ed001's Note - nope. Typical of people who want to have sly digs to not actually know what was said. I never said anything of the sort.}

3.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 08:38:28
Ed, I said I may be wrong, get off my back.

4.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 08:57:43
Can’t judge anyone on international football, it’s a slower paced game, media will hype him up as the best English defender ever. He is doing a job for England at the minute and that’s all that matters.

5.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 09:14:27
Eds worries was his lazyness.

Poor concentration etc but he never said he was a bad defender but more he wasnt as focused on that as much as he should be but if he was he would be one of the world's best cb.

He wasn't wrong! I've said before no-one likes a tit mate.

6.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 09:26:43
As far as i remember, Ed001 has always criticized his effort levels. Everyone knows that physically and technically he is as close to perfect as you get in a centre half.

7.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 08:48:35
Can you, therefore, remind me what your opinion of him was, please? It is not in my nature to have a "sly dig". The problem is with any written word they can be misconstrued.

{Ed001's Note - I said he was physically and technically perfect but prone to bouts of laziness and strolling around getting caught out of position due to falling asleep or going forward and not working back as hard as he should. Nothing like what I have said about Maguire, his player profile is there for all to see what I think of Maguire.}

8.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 09:57:02
Many thanks, Ed001, for taking the time to endorse what it was you actually said. It certainly wasn't my intention to cause any friction. All the best.

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate, I tend to assume the worst when people start dragging up things like that. After 17 years of this site, I have become disillusioned with people. They always just seem to want to score points over you and prove you wrong at every opportunity, even when they don't remember what you actually said. I should not have assumed you were like that, my apologies.}

9.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 10:02:17
Agree wholeheartedly with WYRed 👏.

10.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 10:06:09
Don't rate Maguire. good in the air but that's it. Just remember mo destroying him at anfield and leaving him stumbling over.

11.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 10:15:21
For as much as i love this site, it makes me sad when you can see how It's influenced the Ed's views on people, that's a lasting legacy that'll be hard to shift. Although i get the impression that ed002 enjoys shooting down idiots as much as he enjoys the regular posts!

12.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 10:57:16
Has this site really been going 17 years?!
My god, been here since day 1 and never realised my addiction dates that far back ☺.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, the original site was started 17 years ago.}

13.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 10:57:16
Has this site really been going 17 years?!
My god, been here since day 1 and never realised my addiction dates that far back ☺.

14.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 12:27:19
for some reason Maguire reminds me of Robert Molenaar big strong can pass as well but he will get ripped to shreds if a striker like Aubamyang gets hold of him.

15.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 12:34:45
Maguire has been superb. He was superb against Salah too this season. Luckily Salah made one excellent turn that rolled him inside out to get the goal.
But as I said, with two 50m defenders next to him, he has had to carry them in the big moments. In this system he is absolutely fantastic and I can’t praise him enough.

16.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 12:35:38
I think that's the issue at the moment, Maguire is good in air, but he's not been asked to do much other defending. If we got to the final, and it was France, I'd be tempted to move the three around, so maguire can mark giroud and let someone else take mbappes side - Maguire versus mbappe would be carnage 😅.

17.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 12:57:24
Ed1, original site = football-rumours.co.uk?
I was here then. This is when you and ed2 walked into my life and I haven't looked back since 😅.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, started in summer 2001.}

18.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 13:28:12
Wow! 2001? I only started following when my first kid was few months old. That was 2009. I wonder how the football-rumours page was then.

19.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 14:02:43
Think I first signed up the first year of Liverpool-rumours, when was that? Also, that reminds me of a question I've often pondered: Ed001 what would you say really helped the site to take off and when? Was there a year or a page that acted as a particular catalyst? Only because my own original interest was quite quite narrowly focused on Liverpool, I kinda thought that the other pages were extensions of this one. A brief description of what major ups or downs you've had would be fascinating. :)

{Ed001's Note - I can't remember when we first started having separate sites for specific clubs, but they were initially the Glasgow pair as those fans were just dicks and ruining the site by sending in shedloads of abuse. Then it was Liverpool because LFC fans were swamping the site. The main thing that really saw it take off was the takeover, it was fairly busy anyway, but it went insane when that was ongoing. I think I went about 4 or 5 days without any proper sleep, just snatched naps here and there because it was so busy. At one point we had all the editors editing the site but there were so many posts they reached thousands waiting and it was climbing.}

20.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 14:04:10
Amazing Ed01, I, ve been here for 6 years but never realised it originally started in 2001. I know I am stating the obvious Ed, but from your position, have you noticed how fans have become progressively more abusive and critical of players and clubs etc, in recent years, or was it just as bad when you started out in 2001.
There seems to be keyboard warriors everywhere these days.


{Ed001's Note - it has got worse, defo worse now than it used to be. Particularly LFC fans, who used to be well known for their support and fairness towards other teams. Nowadays that is long gone.}

21.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 14:32:13
That saddens me. I really hope it's just big-mouthed, armchair keyboard crusaders who have never even been to Anfield and were not fans in the 80s or 90s. Some people just like to gripe on the internet and stir sh! t. I imagine them in their mom's basement somewhere in Ohio.

{Ed001's Note - it sees to be just the way it has gone.}

22.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 15:06:24
Thanks for the reply ED01, So disappointing to read about Liverpool fans being the main culprits for dishing out abuse. We really don't help ourselves.
I can understand why ED02 can be quite scathing about Liverpool fans, the latest being the vile abuse of Karius.
EDO01 and ED02 both confirming that Liverpool fans are one of the worst for abuse. My brother got me supporting LFC and always spoke about our fans being the most knowledgable and fair in the land.
What happened to that.
ALL the best.

{Ed001's Note - time mate, it has been a long time since the league as won.}

23.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 15:45:27
I think it was 2005 we we started having separate site for all team. I remember Ed02 saying that the traffic and question on the orignal site ws like 80% liverpool so Liverpool rumours were the first site created.

24.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 15:46:24
Well said, self hating Liverpool fans is something that’s grown into an awful thing. Probably down to football manager addiction 😉Unable to realize things are never black and white. Can’t understand there are human factors at play as well. Recently it appears that your not allowed to say nice things on this site anymore without abuse sent your way and fine spamming of the dislike buttons. Still though, maybe as this season unfolds we might see a little more of the positivity returning. We had a brilliant season last year after expecting so very little. Let’s hope we are presently surprised again.

25.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 15:31:53
{Ed001's Note - if only Maguire really was able to defend he would be good. }. Brilliant response, Ed. WYRED, we don't need to watch international footie to to know whether Maguire is good or not. We have PL footie to judge and he is as overrated as they come. He is big, strong and physical hence, it is only normal that he is imposing in the air.

Apart from that, he is a poor defender with NO pace, stiff hips hence, can't turn hence, can be easily spun (just ask Salah on how he did him for pace), would not cut it in a high defensive line and is poor defending in wide areas, the two latter things that you need to be great at if you wanna play in a Klopp defensive system. Nah, regardless of the fine job he is doing for England (in a slow, deep-lying defensive setup), Maguire is not good enuff to play for LFC as he lacks the tools needed to play the system, tools Lovren and VVD have in abundance.

{Ed001's Note - he is not that slow you know. If you watch him, he just gets caught on his heels a lot as he does not read the game that well. So he ends up having to accelerate after someone who is already off and running making him look slow in comparison.}

26.) 08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018 19:35:48
Whenever I see Harry maguire I always think "I bet he spends a lot of time unblocking his toilet" and also that I would hate to spend anytime near his arm pit.

We have two of the world's best centre backs in Vvd and lovren. There is no need to think about hm.