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10 Dec 2018 10:36:14
We should've had the foresight to include a buy-back clause when we sold Suso.

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10 Dec 2018 10:51:42
Why we messed him right about? he wouldn't get anywhere near our front 3.

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10 Dec 2018 11:50:03
Could have, would have, should have. Forget about the past and just look forward and move onwards. Suso certainly has! 🙄.

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{Ed001's Note - actually Suso has often publicly stated that he would like to come back to Liverpool.}

10 Dec 2018 12:42:03
Random red we could not include any terms in Suso contract as it was a free transfer.
we should have handled him better but his chances were very limited.
I hate losing a player on free transfer, just like we lost Emre can and might lose Moreno the same way.

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10 Dec 2018 12:39:54
Would you take him back Ed001? Playing which position?

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{Ed001's Note - I don't think we have a place for him in the first team to be honest.}

10 Dec 2018 13:00:44
I agree with you Ed001. I have seen him play only 2-3 times since he left LFC. At the most he is probably equal to what we have; certainly not substantially better.

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{Ed001's Note - I do like him though.}

10 Dec 2018 13:02:43
Could he play at ten though?

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{Ed001's Note - it depends on what time his ma says he has to be in for tea...}

10 Dec 2018 13:15:50
I'd have him back tomorrow because he's a great player, I was gutted when we let him go but that's the problem as previously stated, where would he fit in? We should've kept hold of him and gave him his chance.

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10 Dec 2018 13:39:47
I like Suso. I just think we have a few we would need to move on before he got in the match day squad.

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10 Dec 2018 14:04:53
I’m sure Shaqiri holds the place in the squad now that he would like to occupy.

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11 Dec 2018 08:11:54
If Shaqiri was to move on in the next couple of years or whenever could he not fill that role Ed001? How longs his contract can we get him back on a free? That would be great haha.

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{Ed001's Note - yes he could, but I am not sure he should come back.}

10 Dec 2018 10:15:51
Eds- media obsessed with Salah reactions/ lack of celebrations re goals this season. Click bait or something brewing at end of season?

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{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about, sorry.}

10 Dec 2018 10:31:11
The media are only obsessed with it because fans are talking like he is no longer happy at Liverpool because he didn't go ape sh*t scoring them goals lol daft if you ask me but if you give the media a chance to make a story, they'll pounce. All click bait.

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10 Dec 2018 10:31:34
Salah lost his smile, it must be heartbreaking for the kid being at Liverpool 😜.

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10 Dec 2018 11:32:48
Just done some extensive YouTube research and guess what, he doesn't celebrate much for Egypt either maybe he's going to change nationality at the end of the season too. 😊.

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10 Dec 2018 12:10:31
I'll play Devil's Advocate and just say that if Salah is, in fact, throwing some attitude at whomever, then let him. He is definitely in the top 3 strikers in Europe (and therefore, the World) and he's entitled to it if he wants to make a point to someone. Whether it's the fans who doubted him, or the journalists who buried him for the season already, or Klopp who took him off in games, or even himself for not having the same goal tally as last year (possibly), the point is, so what? Firmino sent a message with his one eye closed celebrations, right? To me Salah is simply saying "I'm still the Man, I just showed you, and I'll continue showing you".

The key is not to be swayed in either direction by the media. I remember too well the false sense of security that prevailed when both Suarez and Coutinho signed new contracts and professed their undying love and devotion to LFC, as reported by the media in truck loads. And then both handed in a transfer request a few months later in the summer.

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10 Dec 2018 13:03:36
If he’s sulking cos Klopp took him off, then he needs to man up. It’s nothing though in my eyes.

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10 Dec 2018 13:29:50
Once again, spot on ra.

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10 Dec 2018 09:14:18
We have the fewest goals conceded of any team in the top 5 leagues of Europe, how is that for a stat?

Juventus second with 8 goals in 15 games

Come one reds! hope I don't jinx it though.

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10 Dec 2018 09:06:32
What a great Saturday it was. Top of the table lads!

Next target is to stay within distance / stay ahead for the 3rd Jan Mancity game.

We have a tough fixtures schedule but what one good thing I noticed was that we have good recovery breaks between matched (at least 4-5 days) with the exception of Newcastle on 26th and Arsenal on 29th.

Gomez will be a big miss but we are also very lucky that its only 6 weeks.

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10 Dec 2018 07:24:09
Ed's, can you add John Wayne to profile wish list? Many thanks.

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{Ed001's Note - wait what?}

10 Dec 2018 08:19:03
Hahaha well that's random lol!

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{Ed001's Note - he did play football to be fair, but the Americanese kind for those who are hard of thinking and believe football is to be played with the hands.}

10 Dec 2018 08:33:23
Didn't Mahatma Gandhi once kick a ball whilst he was in the UK studying? Could you add him too, please, Ed001 :) :D.

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{Ed001's Note - ah Zed for you....not a chance!}

10 Dec 2018 08:35:36
I thought you were having me on Ed so I had to google it lol! well you learn something new everyday!

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{Ed001's Note - no mate, he was one of a number of sports stars (though I have no idea if he was any good at sport or not to be honest) who have turned actors. Weissmuller, the old (and best) Tarzan won 5 gold medals as a swimmer before donning the leopard skin for instance.}

10 Dec 2018 08:56:19
Weissmuller, now that's a blast from the past, wow though, I think I've heard before that he was a swimmer back in the day but I didn't know he was THAT good at it.

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{Ed001's Note - one of the greats of the sport mate. They are not all Vinnie Jones going into acting. Even the likes of Dolph Lundgren were sportsmen before being picked out to play the Russian Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. He was a competitive kickboxer. Though it still won't get them a player profile...}

10 Dec 2018 09:42:58
Remember woody strode, Ed001?

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{Ed001's Note - I didn't until I looked him up, and now I do from 'Jaguar Lives' crap film but I love martial arts films, even the crap ones!}

10 Dec 2018 10:01:16
I remember him from one of my favourite westerns”once upon a time in the West”
He was in it for about 2 minutes in a great opening scene then Charlie bronson shot him.

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10 Dec 2018 10:15:24
Why not do a profile for Bruce Lee he kicked plenty of BALLS in his lifetime.

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{Ed001's Note - he actually was well known for punching in the knackers as well. Because he looked very small and nerdy and would act camp while in Hong Kong to goad local triads into picking a fight with him. Then he would smash them in the 'nads so quickly no one saw what happened. All they would see is this big hard gangster knocked out on the floor by this little geeky bloke. Apparently he took great delight in doing that in his later years.}

10 Dec 2018 10:49:05
Wasn't Bruce Lee also a ballet fan? He loved the Nutcracker.

I've already got my coat *whistles*.

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10 Dec 2018 11:45:52
That is one of many great scenes in ”once upon a time in the West”.

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{Ed001's Note - never been a fan of cowboy films so never seen it.}

10 Dec 2018 12:13:26
LOL 🤣 Zed. You have way too much free time on your hands.

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10 Dec 2018 13:19:59
Hahaha zed, keep them coming mate lol! 😂.

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10 Dec 2018 22:27:45
What about a profile on Pavarotti - goal keeper I believe 👍.

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Review Of The Day 10th December 2018

10 Dec 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 10th December 2018

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10 Dec 2018 07:39:54
Hi ed, nice read as always. Did sterling really say that? Hats off to him for that. Its only going to result in more abuse for newspapers against him. It is really sad that even today newspapers/ news reporters would create a divide. If they were no media world would be better. Sites like yours should be encouraged and all news should come through these sites only where people can banter and people in the actual know can provide real information without prejudice and divide.

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{Ed001's Note - Sterling did say that mate and I fully agree with what he said and the two examples he used. They just show how differently the newspapers report stories based on the skin colour of the player. Also highlights how easy it is for them to set an agenda.}

10 Dec 2018 07:42:19
Morning Ed, thanks mate hope it's a good Monday for you.

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{Ed001's Note - well it has certainly been a Monday so far!}

10 Dec 2018 08:23:07
Ed are u going to the LFC Dubai Christmas party this week by any chance?

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{Ed001's Note - I didn't know there was one mate. I have been so busy lately I have not been keeping up with what is going on. My parents are flying out here tomorrow, so I will be spending the next month taking them out to see what they want to see. So possibly, as me ma will want to go.}

10 Dec 2018 08:36:39
Class Ed, have a good time with your parents mate.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate. It will be good to see them, though the novelty will probably wear off by the end of the first day and I will be counting down the days till they go by then!!}

10 Dec 2018 08:43:01
It’s at the stables bar on Thursday night mate.

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{Ed001's Note - hopefully yes I will be there. Me dad will appreciate the chance to have a beer so I think it will be almost certain. Are you going mate?}

10 Dec 2018 09:06:46
Slightly out of topic Ed, but in view of these brilliant daily articles and all the work that goes to maintaining this site, I just wonder what do the other Eds do for a living.

I know you mentioned only Ed33 and yourself are full time, so I would imagine the rest of the eds do this on their own volition. Obviously I’m not expecting Ed002 to disclose his secret identity (a president of a country for all we know) but would be interesting to know whether, for instance, all the Eds are involved in football, and if so in what capacity etc. Totally understand if they prefer not to disclose though.

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{Ed001's Note - that is a good question, Ed002 is an international man of mystery, the real James Bond, though he is more like Austin Powers in terms of clothing.

Ed003 is a bodyguard to the rich and famous. Well that's what he tells the kids anyway, he is actually a driver, he says taxis but I have heard the words get and away used by his missus many a time in his direction, so I have my doubts.

Ed004 is at university learning to count to 10.

Ed007 is Scottish, so whatever it is he does I have no idea because when he speaks it is all unintelligible so I just nod and pretend to understand.

Ed018 does something involving snow he said. I am not sure what kind of snow he is referring to though.

Ed025 has nothing to do with football, he is an Evertonian so has no interest in it. He does moonlight as a model, you may have seen his work - the Southern Comfort ads. He is a beach strolling behemoth.

As for Ed0333, it is best not to ask. I have known him for years now and I still have no idea. Whatever it is, it seems to involve lots of nudity if the pics he keeps sending me on WhatsApp are any kind of guide....}

10 Dec 2018 09:17:40
This is why I am not a fan of the media (mainly papers), they can twist any story for their own agenda but because most see it in the news they take it as gospel.
NEWSpapers should just quote facts and not opinions and let people form their own. However that wouldn't differentiate them between each other so their profits would drop.
As News papers become more obsolete their headlines will become more drastic to hope someone still picks it up and buys it.

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{Ed001's Note - very true. They each have their own agenda and they push it with every story. Better to stick to the agencies such as AP or Reuters.}

10 Dec 2018 09:34:34
Bet you're only going to have a go on the rodeo aren't you Ed ;) hahaha!

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{Ed001's Note - it will be the chance to live the dream and be like Ed002's cover - a rodeo clown!}

10 Dec 2018 10:08:27
How are these newspapers allowed to get away with such blatant attempts to malign a community. They make the black player sound like he is stealing. This really boils my blood. Its always like this. Some of the articles i read when France won the world cup made me think, how these newspapers with agenda of better sales and advertisement trick ordinary people and fuel them with a sense of disrespect and hate towards another skin colour.

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10 Dec 2018 10:09:04
I am, in no way, sticking up for the newspapers here but, were both of these articles written by the same journalist, or at least the same newspaper? If not, although it could suggest there's a problem, it doesn't necessarily mean there is one. The second article could be written by someone who has an issue with kids earning so much money.

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10 Dec 2018 10:21:42
Good read, the sterling stuff is sad people still act that way and he’s completly right to speak up the papers certainly word things differently based on skin colour, I remember Rooney stealing and there was footage of it, imagine that was sterling, also I really liked watching Atlanta this season and there best player almiron will end up at Newcastle no doubt.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate it is sad and thanks for the Gomez contract news yesterday, which has just been confirmed by the club.}

10 Dec 2018 12:05:01
Well done to Raheem Sterling for speaking out on the media issue. I have never had a problem with him leaving Liverpool for City (although I was sad to see him go and I accept that the manner of his departure was annoying to most Liverpool fans) and I cannot understand the incessant abuse he gets at Anfield and every other ground he plays at except the Etihad. He is an excellent player, he is strong but not overly aggressive, he does not come across as arrogant so why the hate? As for the media, I get mad when they slant stories about Liverpool (the football club and the city) to suit their own agenda so I can only imagine how it feels to have them do the same based on the race of the subject of their stories. It is hard to avoid this blatant media bias but I do not respond to click bait, I refuse to even look at red top tabloids and I keep well away from the dreadful Sky Sports News.

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10 Dec 2018 16:35:03
Maybe ed1, our visiting family so not totally sure but it had been mentioned. Will post you a message if so, be great to have a beer with THE ed!

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{Ed001's Note - I hope so mate.}

10 Dec 2018 18:43:51
Cotsi, I know you are just playing devils advocate, but if the article was written by someone who just hates kids earning so much, why did he not take the opportunity to also use Phil Foden as a prime example to back up his opinion?

Maybe it was an innocent oversight but I am not so sure personally. There are a lot of kids earning too much in football, yet the article focused solely on one player which smacks of an agenda to me.

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09 Dec 2018 21:52:39
To Salah, I'm trying mate I'm really trying, thanks for asking.

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{Ed0333's Note - all the best ST were all rooting for you mate.

09 Dec 2018 22:15:52
Glad to hear that ST, keep going mate :) .

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10 Dec 2018 08:23:53
Keep on trying and keep on talking ST, all the best to u mate.

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10 Dec 2018 10:44:58
Thanks for sharing the news ST about Gomez, keep going mate and all the best!

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09 Dec 2018 19:38:55
Is it just me, or does Mo Salah seem to have lost his enthusiasm. He seems very subdued these days. Not expecting him to be like Jurgen Klopp but a little excitement wouldn't look out of place.

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09 Dec 2018 19:58:22
It’s just you

Mo is fine.

Another big week coming up.

If we can keep winning Citeh will crack.

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09 Dec 2018 20:01:49
More focused I'd say mate, he had a dodgy few months and is probably a bit pissed off at himself? but he's back and wants to prove once again what he can do, people are looking into it too much imo.

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{Ed0333's Note - Absolutely spot on mate. Were top of the league, ahead of one the best sides in premeirship history who have a country backing them financially and all some people wanna fixate on is Mo not showing his gnashers when he scores. Can’t we just rejoice that Salah is back and in the mood again. For the record it’s a subject of great hilarity in Egypt that Mo is not smiling after he scores. They haven’t got a clue why either but to them it’s funny to us it’s a national enquiry. Chill and enjoy. This could be the start of something profoundly beautiful.

09 Dec 2018 20:31:55
Exactly Ed333, well said mate, that's the way I'm looking at it as well. Things right now are perfect for us, we need to enjoy the moment instead of picking out little meaningless things to moan about! I don't think many people will be discussing how he celebrates goals when he and the team guide us to that title.

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09 Dec 2018 21:28:02
I think it's determination. That and the pressure. Why would you want to leave the best team in the most lucrative league after reaching a European Cup final? I don't believe that.

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09 Dec 2018 21:56:00
He was clearly smiling with his teammates at other points in the game. He was just miffed he was taken off before others the other day. he wants to be top scorer/ the best in the world so doesn't like not playing every game all game. Same as Messi/ Ronaldo/ Kane/ Suarez etc. Sign of a winner!

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09 Dec 2018 22:03:21
Good grief, not this again, really? Earlier in the season, people moaned cos Salah was not doing pirouettes and cartwheels after scoring or cos he was not sticking his tongue out long enuff or showing his gnashers wide enuff after scoring. Now, this whole non-issue is back again?

Also, what's there to smile about? The guys has scored a hatful of goals in the past 2 seasons for Roma, LFC and country so what's the the big deal? Is the excitement of us winning games, scoring goals and keeping clean sheets not enuff for some cos an inquiry has to be opened each time he does not celebrate?

IMO, Salah's scoring goals is no longer a big deal. We have bigger fish to fry at this point so we need to have that mean streak if we want to have any chance of wresting the title from City or even get past Napoli which will be NO cake walk.

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10 Dec 2018 06:11:18
People celebrate 8n different ways. Forget the jumping up and down, or the high fives or the slides etc, just look at Mo's determination in his eyes when he scores, and the look on his face. He is happy to score, he is happy for the team, he is happy he put his side in a better position. He just doesn't celebrate the way others do!

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10 Dec 2018 07:55:18
We all know his gone in the summer.

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{Ed001's Note - do we?}

10 Dec 2018 08:17:36
True Walter, Salah will be gone in the summer! on holiday with his family before he returns for preseason with us ;) .

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10 Dec 2018 09:20:56
thinks you said the same last summer Walter.

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10 Dec 2018 10:34:05
Spot on me.

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09 Dec 2018 18:40:01
Just a quick question for you all, I don't know how many (if any of you) read the review of the day news round up I do each day, but on a Monday I used to do an 'And Finally. ' section on the end with footballing anecdotes based around a theme. After chatting with a group of people on here, they have requested I turn that into a separate longer article that I do regularly.

Anyway, for those that are interested in reading it, what kind of anecdotes would you be interested in:

Would you like it to just stick to football only?

Would you be interested in any sports-based anecdotes?

Or would you want it to also include slightly unrelated anecdotes as well? As in just something funny (well I hope it would be funny anyway! ) that came to mind.

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09 Dec 2018 19:25:49
If they’re jokes about the other Ed’s I’m in.

In fact, a good idea would be a roast of Ed’s among Ed’s.

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{Ed0333's Note - there is absolutely no way I’d participate in a roast with Ed’s 001. I’m a married man.

09 Dec 2018 20:35:04
It’s not the anecdote, it’s who delivers it that makes it good. That said, you probably shouldn’t do it 😂.

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09 Dec 2018 21:55:06
I really enjoy reading the "and finally" bit on a Monday Ed. I'd be happy for you to mix up the anecdotes with anything mate, not just football.

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09 Dec 2018 18:44:13
Anything for me Ed mate, would be good if you could do none football ones too for a change from time to time.

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{Ed001's Note - ok cheers mate.}

09 Dec 2018 18:47:28
Anything you fancy Ed's, there's a whole world out there away from footy.

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{Ed001's Note - ok mate thanks.}

09 Dec 2018 18:54:44
Mainly football with a mix of other sports thanks ed.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you.}

09 Dec 2018 19:00:32
More articles? Yes please Ed!
Appreciate the effort and time you put into your reviews and round ups. A funny story or two wouldn't hurt in my opinion, whether it's football related or not doesn't make a difference. Will be reading them regardless!

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{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

09 Dec 2018 19:14:45
I would like any. Football, sports, funny. Thanks eds.

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{Ed001's Note - ok thank you mate.}

09 Dec 2018 19:17:13
Any sport anecdotes would be great to read! i've really enjoyed all of your boxing articles as well as the football ones so I'm sure you've got a few more great sport stories to tell.

I don't post as often as I used to but I read every article you wrote Ed1!

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{Ed001's Note - ok thanks George, does seem to be the consensus to open it beyond footie. Which is good for me as it makes it easier to put them together.}

09 Dec 2018 19:36:24
You are quite the wordsmith so the more topics the merrier I say.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers negs, but be careful that sounds entirely positive!}

09 Dec 2018 19:49:50
Hi ed001, personally I always love them regardless of "type".
Depending on your bank of available stories, how about one each every Monday to celebrate slow news day and end of weekend?

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{Ed001's Note - that is what I was hoping to do, but have to see how it goes in terms of time in the busy periods.}

09 Dec 2018 19:53:30
Full Trevor McDonald mode. anything at all.

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{Ed001's Note - is Trevor McDonald still going? I hope so, I always liked him.}

09 Dec 2018 20:51:59
I love your Monday reviews Ed, I think you’ve shown you have such a massive range of football anecdotes but I wouldn’t be averse to you broadening that! I’d say you could alternate by week - football one week, something else (be it another sport or something different entirely) the next and alternate? Would that be something you’d be open to doing?

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate. I could certainly do something like that.}

09 Dec 2018 20:59:11
Can’t wait Ed. I read it for the football but wouldn’t mind a few other bits and pieces. Maybe some six degrees of separation style things that start and begin with the beautiful game but bring in other things you’ve got on your mind.

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{Ed001's Note - that was how I was intending to do it. Start on football and then just follow it down the rabbit hole, so to speak....}

09 Dec 2018 22:10:42
Anything you think is funny or interesting ED. Mix it up a bit. I'm sure we'll all enjoy it.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers Razor, I certainly hope so!}

09 Dec 2018 23:47:31
Anything mate, I just like the little known nuggets that you manage to find. To be honest, if you just stuck to football you’d probably end up just trawling for hours trying to find stuff after a while anyway.

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{Ed001's Note - that is my worry, it would start off easy, but a couple of weeks in the anecdotes would dry up.}

09 Dec 2018 23:57:56
All different sports ed.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers Roro.}

10 Dec 2018 02:33:31
Anything sports related ed, funny, sad, inspiring does not matter as long as there is something to read.
Now a days you don't get great resource to read on sports everywhere. One has to dig for them on the net in between millions of garbage.

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{Ed001's Note - These Football Times usually has a good read and Bleacher Report does a long read article every so often that is usually good as well (unlike a lot of the dross on their site). Just to give you a couple of other options.}

10 Dec 2018 08:38:38
Outstanding post ed, might I suggest something on top of what everyone else has said, definitely keep with the sport and such, but perhaps additional anecdotes that aren’t going to cause defamation of character and get you sued (or just change a few names) . If you are doing enough on a regular basis, as time passes you’d fill enough material to get a humor/ coffee table/ bathroom book. You’d alluded to hopefully doing a book someday a while back and this could be an excellent way to kick on and get a grasp before doing a full novel (cos you obviously have time on your hands) . As it is, you have a willing audience and the roots of a fan base that would happily keep you on your toes and help you hone your craft. I can’t tell you enough how valuable that is. I’ll be doing a blog on my website soon enough on exactly how to get your book written all the way up to getting it released and pushing it successfully in the next few months so trust me when I say it is something you could do.

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{Ed001's Note - my problem has always been, which is why I asked this question, if I don't have a strict topic to stick to and keep me on track, I tend to veer off on a long winded ramble about anything and everything. If there is a strict topic I can stick to it and keep the article on track, if not, well you just never know where it might end up! What I am doing currently is a short example article where I am not being strict at all and just letting it flow, so people can have a look and say whether that is the kind of thing they want or if they would rather I just stuck to topic.}

10 Dec 2018 10:03:56
I think it should be left up to you to decide. We all already know that you are a football obsessed man, so there's no risk of you going off into tangents that wouldn't interest this community (if you know what I mean) . I think you limit yourself by writing only what is asked for (usually) . As a writer, you should be able to express what you wish to express. "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead". 😉.

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10 Dec 2018 10:04:53
Ed I enjoy and appreciate what you write including your f1 and boxing articles anything you want to include would be a good read.

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10 Dec 2018 10:05:50
Anything comedy based is good Tris. You can get too much footy talk. Get ed025 to chip in, he seem s to talk nonsense most of the time, so would add to the humour 😉.

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10 Dec 2018 10:06:22
Not sure of the legality but I would love to hear some of the funny stories that sportsmen have done over the years. there are some legendary stories about loads of footballers and sports star and their lack of brains. If it’s not possible to actually name the player/ sports star you could tell the stories but hint at who it could be with some cryptic clues. Not only would we have great stories but it’s good to work out some trivia and get the brain working.

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10 Dec 2018 10:07:20
All of the above Ed pls. Nice one.

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10 Dec 2018 10:24:27
I hear ya ed, you would be surprised what a little discipline will do for you. (Especially if you are into that stuff 😉) . I think most on here value and enjoy most of what you put down- not just being a lick arse but the fact that it’s entertaining. Whatever anecdotes you put in will be very much welcomed, as for going off topic or being unable to settle on one thing, just discipline yourself and be critical- if you go off topic and delete out of what you’ve just written a hundred times, soon enough your brain will trick itself into staying on target and writing exactly what you set out to do- be it strict topics or strict creative ramblings. My point earlier was building on what you are already doing, might I suggest how Carra has gone from doing the excellent loan reports and turning them into something a little more. As I joked about yesterday, an in joke between me and my wife has turned into a bestselling book out of nowhere. You never know how things will come about.

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10 Dec 2018 12:03:29
Some great feedback here and a real good load of ideas for how to structure it. Having a theme each time is a brilliant idea and then going on a ramble within the confines of it means you’d probably be able to turn up some really interesting stuff. You could even serialise it maybe, so that one weeks theme leads to the next, and so on. May be a fair amount of work, if you want or let it be, as the scope would be as elongated as you want it to be, but sounds like it will definitely be worth it.

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{Ed001's Note - the problem with one week's theme leading to the next is that I have usually forgotten my own name if I haven't heard it within the past hour, let alone remembering the theme from the previous week!! However, I do really like the idea of one leading to another like you suggest.}

Bournemouth v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

09 Dec 2018 18:14:53
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Bournemouth v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

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09 Dec 2018 18:27:56
Great reading as always Ed001, thanks for all the effort you put into these. You've mentioned before that we haven't played the high intensity football we saw last year as it can't be sustained over a season, this was the first match I've seen where we hounded every Bournemouth player almost 3 on 1 every time they had possession. Do you think this is Klopp turning up the energy for the rest of the season, or just the way he set up to play Bournemouth?

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{Ed001's Note - I think it is a bit of both. I think he is beginning to crank it up slightly anyway, but also he sees it as the way to beat Bournemouth so asked for a bit more of it.}

09 Dec 2018 19:11:47
I think with napoli and United next was also a good way to up the tempo and get ready for some massive games for this season.

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09 Dec 2018 19:12:35
Many have said that we have missed Oxlade this season, and in the past two games since Keita has come into the team, we look much more like the team of last season. Not neccasarily in the pressing or the intensity, but just the general quality of attacking play has got better. Fabinho and Keita are definitely the way forward for the rest of the season imo.

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09 Dec 2018 19:38:50
We've clearly missed Ox this season. We've been depending entirely on aerial attacks and going up the flanks, whereas going up the center of the field (which for me is far more threatening) has been missing.

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09 Dec 2018 20:34:55
Thanks for the reply, I thought it looked a lot more like our workrate of last season watching the game. Completely agree that we miss the Ox, but flashes of brilliance from Keita yesterday makes me think that we'll have two quality players in the same role in the future.

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09 Dec 2018 21:13:01
Great write up as always!

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09 Dec 2018 19:00:58
Ed001, would you agree that we have the best right-hand side in the league as in TAA/ Gomez, Shaqiri and Salah or do you think ManC's Walker, Bernardo Silva and Sterling is better?

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{Ed001's Note - well Walker is a liability, but Trent is not the best defensively either. However Trent offers more in the final third. If Salah plays on the right, then yes ours is the most effective. If it is Shaqiri, then I am not so sure.}

09 Dec 2018 20:08:40
Once again Ed001 many thanks for the game review as you know I look forward to reading them and I must admit I agree with everything you said
As for your “And Finally” posts I’d personally prefer just football posts but that’s just my opinion and I’d read them anyway whatever you put up
Oh and as I don’t post that much I’d like to wish all the posters and Edds a happy Xmas and a peaceful new year.

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{Ed001's Note - ok cheers mate. Merry Chrimbo and a Happy New Year to you too.}

09 Dec 2018 22:15:11
Great read as usual, Ed. The game was a model in effectiveness, professionalism, poise and humility. Our boys went out with a game plan and executed it perfectly without any hassles. I also noticed the way we pressed Bournmouth in the half spaces and this paralyzed them cos they could never get going. All in all, 4 goals, clean sheet, 3 points, top of the league, only unbeaten side in all 4 divisions and on to Napoli. BOOM!

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10 Dec 2018 05:09:32
Oke, thanks Ed001. Yes I was referring to Salah on the right, Shaqiri below him in midfield and TAA or Gomez as FBs.

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{Ed001's Note - Salah is so much better than any other forward in the Premier League on form, that whichever area of the field he plays is the strongest on the pitch. Usually he has 3 players marking him, so it opens up acres for TAA to exploit. Salah is that good.

So yes, we are stronger there when he is out there. It is not really even a contest, to my mind anyway. Salah is light years ahead of the rest. Though Sterling has come on in leaps and bounds recently, he is no Salah.}

10 Dec 2018 06:06:32
After reading your reply and praise for Salah, the first thought that comes to my mind Ed001 is "damn, how are we going to hold on to this guy with us past this summer", with all the scavengers hovering above? I think all depends on how many trophies we win, not if we win or not. Hope I'm wrong.

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{Ed001's Note - trophies is what he wants, but he is happy in Liverpool and his wage demands will scare off most potential suitors.}

10 Dec 2018 06:56:38
that clarification on ratings is good btw ed001, new readers should be able to pickup how subs were given 5 despite barely getting into the game.

anyways on to the game, so happy to see Keita starting to implement his own game, starting to look abit like the keita i've seen in leipzig, but definitely still a lot there that we haven't seen as at times in leipzig he was electric.

and Salah is no joke, the man on his form is really a class above. what a third goal.

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{Ed001's Note - I don't know why I never thought of putting the clarification in from the start. Silly of me really.}

10 Dec 2018 08:29:36
no worries ed001, i've seen the site grow so much from the days it was just 1 site. if anything users/ readers have been involved in the growth and i can't say the same for many other sites.

genuinely happy to be involved in helping as this site has given me more than i can give back. im sure it is the same with others, feels like a genuine community this site (with the odd trolls here and there haha, nothing new) .

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{Ed001's Note - I have always thought it is much better if people get involved, after all you are the ones that are using the site so it makes sense to have your opinions listened to.}

 


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