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15 May 2019 14:05:56
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15 May 2019 21:29:41
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16 May 2019 00:23:17
Many thanks. I too have made a small donation today.

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15 May 2019 13:08:08
Hi eds,

Is a de ligt move to barça almost certain now? Seen numerous posts saying it is effectively confirmed

If so it's a shame, I'd have loved to see him in Liverpool red (wishful thinking)

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{Ed002's Note - De Ligt wasn’t ever going to move to Liverpool.}

15 May 2019 14:16:21
I like De Ligt, think he looks a decent player. But I don't think he is by any means any better than Gomez (although he is a few years younger) - would rather we focus on his partnership with VVD and improve elsewhere.

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15 May 2019 14:16:25
Apparently he's a really good guy and all the ladies adore him. you could say he's a Bird's Angel De Ligt!

Immediate apologies to anyone offended :o)

I'll get me coat!

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15 May 2019 14:35:21
De Ligt can go to Barca. We don't need him at all. GOmez, VVD and Matip are pretty formidable imo and we have all seen that Fabinho is a pretty solid CB as well.
Let's get in a full back and a forward (not named Mbappe or GRiezmann) before wetting ourselves with thoughts of De Ligt and other luxury signings.

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15 May 2019 16:32:06
So you don’t reckon he’s the answer to our problems then, Dod? He’s NOT de Ligt at de end of de tunnel?!?

Hold that taxi, my coat’s already on!

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15 May 2019 16:45:29
I think you meant get my Coates, Zed.

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15 May 2019 16:57:03
As good as Gomez is, I’d be De Ligt’d if he joined.

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15 May 2019 17:16:24
De Ligt's come and me want to go home.

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15 May 2019 17:29:11
Best one yet banjo! He's definitely made of de ligt stuff.

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15 May 2019 17:47:04
Gomez is good but made of glass as is Matip and lovern!

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15 May 2019 18:49:46
Brilliant Zeddicus, ROTM, SGR and Banjo. Good to have some chuckles after a crap day at the office.

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15 May 2019 18:52:35
As halfman half biscuit said: de ligt at the end of the tunnel is de ligt of an oncoming train.

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16 May 2019 07:30:32
I preferred the tabloid headline of "control alt de ligt"

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15 May 2019 13:12:38
So what do you think about the new rules coming in next year ed1
No attacking players in the wall is a surprising one but quite a good one I think. It mite change a few set pieces next season. I guess it’s to stop all the pushing in the wall?

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{Ed001's Note - not sure it really makes all that much difference to be honest.}

15 May 2019 13:24:32
Really? That can’t be a rule. Who determines who is an attacking player or not?

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{Ed001's Note - it means anybody on the team who is taking the free kick.}

15 May 2019 14:18:26
Fantastic response. 10 out of 10. Tehehe.

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15 May 2019 14:18:50
Argh I see Ed lmao that makes sense now. I had a moment there thinking it was the players of the defending team that can’t go in the wall, which is bloody stupid tbh lol.

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{Ed001's Note - no mate, it is just to stop all the tedious wrestling in the wall.}

15 May 2019 15:16:09
Guess we will just have to Chuck in a defender instead then.

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15 May 2019 16:24:25
I think there should be no players in the goalie six yard box until a corner is kicked. Once ball is touched for corner they can go in. I hate crowding the keeper. I don't blame the teams. It makes sense to do it. It should be a rule change.

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15 May 2019 16:32:59
Make football more like American Football? Throw on the defence for an offensive move to confuse the opposition?!

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15 May 2019 17:58:40
I thought it meant no forward players in the wall too haha! Would be great to see Van Dijk and matip in the wall, and mane marking peter crouch at the back post.

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15 May 2019 18:56:11
Give the ref a taser then the next time a player is rolling around on the ground he can have something to really make him scream.

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15 May 2019 19:57:12
A nut vice would REALLY make them scream 😱.

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15 May 2019 12:37:11
hi ed001 how many players do you see us signing this summer. with Clyne Moreno Sturridge looking gone Lallana both back up goal keepers my be Milner if Leeds go up. I think this summer we should cash in on origi as his stock is about as high as it can go after a few good performances. And I think this summer would be a good time to cash in on lovren as he is 30 this summer and would be the last time we would get any decent money back for him. is there any young players ready to step up in to the first team squad.

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{Ed001's Note - 3 or 4 new ones I expect. As for youngsters, not really, but youngsters need to be given a chance to find out for sure.}

15 May 2019 12:45:18
I know the full backs are one of the main places but if Milner stayed for his last year could you see Adam Lewis moving up.

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15 May 2019 13:03:23
Keep origi, give him Sturridges limited game time. He has proven his worth for me, and as I’ve mentioned before he was probably never truly match fit this season, being so stop start. I don’t think we need a striker, as we have him Brewster and mane and salah who could cover bobby. An adaptable winger would be better.

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15 May 2019 13:17:55
Milner has got a few seasons left in him yet. I wouldn’t write him off for next season.

And if Isaak Hayik is anything to go by ;) then Milner won’t be needing that walking stick just yet.

I can’t believe Studge is still bench warming. Maybe it’s because he’s injury prone and he’d only be a bench warmer with any other club. Choices; stay on the bench at the greatest club there ever was and ever will be, or stay on the bench with a lesser club and a lower wage?

Origin was interviewed on the pitch straight after the destruction of Barcelona and the feller interviewing him asked, “You had to fill Salah’s Boots tonight, do you think you done him proud? ” It was obvious that Origi didn’t like the question because he’s an excellent player in his own right. I can’t see Origi wanting give up the fight for regular games but unfortunately we do lose some very gifted players when we have a squad full of them. Origi, Zaha and Benteke. Palace front three?

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15 May 2019 13:25:48
Can’t see Origi leaving right Ed001?

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15 May 2019 15:03:18
I think we should actively move Moreno, Lallana and Sturridge (plus most of the on loan players) and just sign Brandt. Give Brewster or Origi, Sturridges game time. Then replace Mignolet with an older keeper if he wants to go (but I wouldn't push him out the door), and replace Milner with a utility player who can play both full back roles if he wants to go (again though, wouldn't push Milner out the door either) .

All our squad lacked this season was penetration from midfield when the front 3 got crowded out. Sign Brandt and hopefully have Ox fit and we will fire again next season and be a different aninal. Milner and Mignolet have been good servants though and should be allowed to move on if they so wish.

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15 May 2019 15:56:51
Ed 001 if you are about. If Mignolet were to leave, who would you like to see as an ideal replacement to help the younger goalkeepers and be back up to Alisson?
Cheers in advance.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't think there is such a thing as an ideal replacement as back up keepers would not be back ups if they were ideal players. Someone such as Vorm would be my suggestion though. Probably best to just get an out of contract experienced keeper who is decent on the ball.}

15 May 2019 17:38:26
Did you see the journalist that claimed Liverpool virtually had no money to spend. I challenged him on Twitter and he deleted his reply. bull merchant.

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15 May 2019 11:00:59
Hi Ed's, I'd like to support the site. I have a business and would be interested in advertising. Can you send me some more info.

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{Ed033's Note - Thanks passed onto Ed091, who will contact you thinaks.

15 May 2019 11:14:11
Transfer window opens tomorrow woooooop! Get ready for the onslaught Ed's.

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15 May 2019 12:13:38
That’s news to me I thought it was June 1st. Thanks for the info.

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15 May 2019 12:45:45
June 9th BPL and La Liga, Bundesliga july 1st.

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15 May 2019 10:49:08
Question for ed002 please,

As someone who has long held the belief that a pan European league will form I wondered if I might ask a question with that in mind.

Should Uefa recommend a ban for city (as some expect) and should city appeal that decision and overturn it (as even more expect) would this give weight to the idea that uefa is ineffective in this regard and encourage teams to press forward and form that pan European league you have talked about in the past?

It's a very very complicated issue and I'm not really interested in making you discuss minutiae or specifics but with FFP being the flagship policy of uefa it struck me that if they cannot or will not enforce it, this may undermine their authority and encourage teams to form their own.

P. S despite never seeing the rumour in mainstream media before a friend of mine at de bilde also confirmed what you've been telling us for years about teams meeting in secret to discuss it.

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{Ed002's Note - It is rather more complicated than that as both FIFA and UEFA are involved with a series of issues covering potential financial matters, problems with registrations with players in England and Wales (hence The FA fine), problems with the interpretation of the rules that a number of Premier League clubs are to be targeted for (with Chelsea being the first) and one overwhelming legal issue that might become two or more. It is nothing to do with UEFA and Manchester City as such, and not any more than it is to do with PSG or Milan and the financial matters they must address by June 30. The issue surrounding "sponsorship", or more specifically a "sponsorship cap" for FFP has been around since 2012 or 2013 and attempts to resolve it with the "elite" sides failed over a relatively small amount - and that is now biting very hard indeed. UEFA remain very concerned with the significant imbalance in the finances of a handful of clubs plus the entire Premier League - and it is that which puts them on the back foot in trying to address issues raised by individual clubs and indeed other leagues across Europe. They remain fearful of the "elite" giving notice for anytime post 2024 - hence the efforts to come up with a plan they can control. And, as I have explained, FIFA have other plans they would like to impose.}

15 May 2019 11:40:41
Thank you Ed002, brilliant info as ever.

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15 May 2019 23:10:36
Thanks for the response ed. I was very interested to hear your take on the issue. Much appreciated.

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{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}

15 May 2019 10:12:34
With the possibility to lose most of our loanees (Clyne, Wilson, Ings, Kent, Ojo etc. ) plus Lallana, Sturridge, Woodburn and even Milner is there any reason to be worried about the homegrown quota?

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{Ed001's Note - what homegrown quota?}

15 May 2019 10:20:35
Number of british players in the squad.

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{Ed002's Note - It works the other way around. The limit is the number of non HG over 21.}

15 May 2019 10:59:57
Trent
Milner
Hendo
Gomez
Brewster
Does anyone else who will stay qualify?
We should maybe look to a 3rd choice HG keeper.

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15 May 2019 11:01:44
Okay, after doing a bit of homework I see that the number of non HG players in the squad can be 17. If I do a quick check of the current squad I get the number to 15, including Moreno. At least that means some limitations to fans "wishlists".

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15 May 2019 11:34:25
Ah, but that's pretty much the same thing isn’t it? - say the spoon fed fools. It may be pedantic, but a lack of pedantry is why so much ox cack makes it’s way through to being fact.

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15 May 2019 13:20:12
Markp08. You've forgotten Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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15 May 2019 14:37:53
I knew there was someone else I should never forgot the OX.

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15 May 2019 08:24:02
I know at the start of the season Fabinho was struggling to adapt to life in Liverpool, although it didn’t show in his performances, I was just wondering is he happy now? Alisson too, haven’t heard anything about him, I assume he is happy?

I’m getting a bit prematurely worried with all this talent that people are going to come looking for them? In my head, any team in the world would take Van Dijk, is anyone interested? I know it would take a monster fee, but still?

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15 May 2019 09:45:01
Who in their right mind would want to leave Klopp?

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15 May 2019 09:49:21
We need to start winning then it won't be as much of a problem. But I do share your worries over VVD, and Salah, Mane. Those 3 for me are irreplaceable.

Fabinho not sure he struggled to adapt to the life more how we play. I don't recall suggestions he was unhappy. What do you mean "it didn't show in his performances" yes it did hence why he never became a regular starter until December. Alisson as you I have heard nothing which must be a good thing.

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15 May 2019 10:26:32
I know the weather doesn't compare to where these players have been before, and maybe there could be a language barrier (but Fabinho was in France and Allison was in Italy) but where these players live - and I'm guessing somewhere like Cheshire - is comparable in quality to anywhere in the world and they'll have plenty nice places around them. I sometimes think we do ourselves down too much 'oop North'

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{Ed002's Note - You haven’t travelled much have you?}

15 May 2019 10:35:54
I have actually Ed002, in fact I've spent a lot of time in places like Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Paris where these players often end up and yes, they are beautiful places but, just like over here, they also have their negative sides. Give me the leafy Cheshire countryside around Wilmslow and Dunham Massey any day rather than somewhere like Paris which I've always thought was a bit of a dump.

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{Ed002's Note - Fabinho lived in Monaco, not Paris. Cheshire is not "comparable in quality to anywhere in the world" by any stretch of the imagination.}

15 May 2019 11:00:20
You know what Ed002, mostly I agree with you but to say that just smacks of mischief making. Cheshire is one of the most affluent parts of the UK and where most of the north west based players choose to live. It's a lovely part of the world and one that most people would be more than happy to live in, if they had the ridiculous amounts of money required to do so. And no, I don't live there myself.

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{Ed002's Note - Cheshire is not as "affluent" as whole swathes of the rest of the country - it has pockets of nicer parts where there are some reasonably expensive houses, some of which are lived in by Manchester United and Manchester City players. It is nothing more than that.}

15 May 2019 11:40:25
Firstly affluence is never and should never be a sign of whether somewhere is a nice place to live. It just means somewhere is fashionable for people with more money than sense.

Secondly, no footballer lives in Cheshire for its beauty. They live there for the money and chance of trophies. Fabinho et al would clearly be more at home in the sun drenched climates of Southern Europe. Nowhere in Brazil is like Cheshire.

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15 May 2019 12:09:37
Get out to places like Tatton Park, Dunham Massey or Lyme Park much Redinthewrongway? I'm no country bore by a long stretch but if you don't think the surrounding areas look like nice places to live - regardless of the affluence bit - then you may need your eyes testing.

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{Ed002's Note - This is getting very tedious.}

15 May 2019 12:59:39
Just to clarify mark, I meant, if he was struggling to settle, or the style of play, it did not affect his performances - meaning on the pitch he was good.

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15 May 2019 13:08:48
Good grief why did I bother reading this entire thread?

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15 May 2019 13:19:02
It's ok Jurgen, next week Ed002 will be visiting Blackpool where Klopp and VVD will be giving him a tour of the sights.

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{Ed001's Note - Blackpool I hear is often compared with Monaco, for its balmy climate and being a coastal paradise with a sea full of yachts....}

15 May 2019 14:27:36
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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15 May 2019 15:42:38
I prefer the view out of my boat in Oxfordshire actually. Certainly more affluent round here and with better links, maybe i’ll see if Oxford United can convince Neymar to join by giving him an OS map and waiting for him to fall in love with the place.

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15 May 2019 16:26:49
Great thread😄

Was hoping for a mention of the dead or dying pit ponies lining the streets 😉.

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15 May 2019 21:38:49
The Liverpool docks often remind me of the French Riviera.

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Review Of The Day 15th May 2019

15 May 2019 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 15th May 2019

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15 May 2019 08:18:42
Morning eds1
I would love to see potter in the prem after what you said about him a few month back.
Any idea where grizeman is going?

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{Ed001's Note - Barca.}

15 May 2019 08:53:49
Cheer's Tris have a good day.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome bazza.}

15 May 2019 11:24:16
Cheers Eds.

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{Ed001's Note - very welcome Idllk.}

 


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