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16 Aug 2018 23:52:41
Come on Ed's 001 it's dead on here you should be cranking out those articles, I need something. zedicus feel free.

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{Ed001's Note - I am trying to mate, but this Jack Charlton one is taking so much time.}

16 Aug 2018 16:42:57
Right people, Ed’s! Interested to know your opinion on who you think Is the most important player in our first eleven, the player that makes us tick, the player we would really really struggle without. My mate said Bobby, which is obvious to see why. I said VVD. Think without him, the defense breaks down, and even the midfield in front may leave gaps and space for the opposition. He is the core of our team and I think we would be f***ed without him. What’s your opinions reds/ Ed’s?

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{Ed001's Note - goalkeeper is the key player but it is the midfield that makes the team tick. So it would be one of them, depending on the who is picked and the way we are playing.}

16 Aug 2018 17:39:01
Thanks for your answer ed. Now that you’ve said that lol. Who do you think is our best midfield 3 when everyone is fit? Cheers ed, appreciate your insight and knowledge on footy!

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{Ed001's Note - that is tough. Keita defo. Henderson and Fabinho just, though Milner is currently playing well enough to replace any of them.}

16 Aug 2018 18:12:19
Follow up end if I may, I know you are a big advocate of don't change a winning team, so would you start same 11 on Monday night?
No fixture congestion at the moment, but I could possibly see hendo in for wijnaldum for tactical reasons personally.

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{Ed001's Note - I think we need to get Fabinho game time as soon as possible, so I would have him in if anyone was to change.}

16 Aug 2018 18:23:09
That’s the great thing about Klopp’s team. There is not one individual who the whole team depends on.
We’re a team, all the players are integral. There is a team spirit and everyone works for each other.

Most important individual is Klopp. He sets the team up, he motivates the team, he creates the team spirit. 👍.

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16 Aug 2018 18:44:03
Ed, do you not think that Firmino is the only one is almost irreplaceable?
You said midfield Is key which is fair, but we have options there to rotate, without losing much.
I don’t see anyone in world football who fits our system, works as hard and offers as much to Liverpool (not saying he’s the best cf in world football) as Firmino does.

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{Ed001's Note - not even sure he is, as we could just slightly change the set up to play a proper centre forward.}

16 Aug 2018 18:44:30
Personally I don’t think it’s as simple as just 1 player making the rest of the team tick. For me Firmino is extremely important but Mo and Mane would still score plenty of goals without him. People say the team don’t play as well without Hendo in the midfield but we won more or less every game he missed last season. VVD has made a huge difference to our back four but again he doesn’t keep the clean sheets on his own. We have an extremely good team/ squad and I think they all make each other tick with Klopp being the key string puller behind the scenes.

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16 Aug 2018 18:49:12
Naby Kieta is going to be AWESOME this season lad's.

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16 Aug 2018 19:03:34
Fair ed, either one for me as palace will definitely look to play long and down their left most likely so the height advantage of Fab and Hendo with the ability to cover on the right side defensively I think will be needed.

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16 Aug 2018 19:30:08
Good shout Shane but Milner played so well last game that it would be tough to drop him and he has the energy to help out Trent too. I'd go Milner Fabinho Keita personally but would understand if Klopp opted for Henderson over Milner.

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16 Aug 2018 19:35:08
I have rarely seen a change in a team such as the one when Salah went off in the final. Psychologically speaking, having him in the team, in the form he was in gave the players the belief that his goals mean we can beat anyone. Last season I think it was him.

For the system, Bobby sets the tone. He is the lynch pin of it all. That said, Milner was the driving force behind everything on Sunday, though it is unlikely anyone would say he's our most important player. Really what I'm saying is we don't have that one player anymore. I'm just so chuffed to say that after a long time, our collective is the strength of the team, not just one player.

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16 Aug 2018 20:25:49
We have a red machine and it’s going to be awesome.

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16 Aug 2018 21:25:42
The more opinions you read, the more you realize that it's the system that is the real champion of this team. It's the one crucial thing without which everything breaks down. And the closest person I can associate the system with is Jurgen Klopp. 😉.

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16 Aug 2018 22:35:54
I didn't realise how strong we were until we blasted West ham away with wij and Milner.

Don't get me wrong I like this two but thought they would always need a hendo or fab behind them. Nope.

One I hope get a chance is grujic. Think he could be a monster in a few years. Apparently we pulled the plug on the Cardiff deal and have turned away torino. What's your info eds? Is he getting a shot or just waiting for the right offer?

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16 Aug 2018 23:05:57
Grujic is as good as gone imo, he won't be getting his chance which is a shame, when he first joined and played like he did in his first pre season I thought we had a right player on our hands. Shame it never worked out for him, I do wonder though why he hasn't moved on.

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16 Aug 2018 23:08:05
Well said Ron and Ary. Couldn’t agree more. It’s a system that only works if all 11 are pulling together.

I feel our squad has quality strength in depth in all positions, I’d say Klopp is the only one that’s irreplaceable right now, he is the brains, motivation and driving force behind the performances and positivity at the moment.

Great time to be a red 💪.

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16 Aug 2018 23:13:18
Do agree Salah, can’t see how he will get a look in, not even sure how Lallana and even Ox to come back, how will either push their way back into contention. Grujic seems so far away from 1st team football. Unfortunately.

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17 Aug 2018 01:52:34
Our best player? Salah

Our most ‘Klopp’ like player that I love to watch? Firmino

But if you’re picking the players we’d miss the most it would have to be either Becker or VVD. take one or both of those out of the team and you change the whole psychology.

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17 Aug 2018 07:07:40
It's VVD for me; mostly because of the impact he made when he came in last year.

However, I absolutely agree with some of the comments above. There really isn't just one single player that makes it all tick and we have a real team again.

Bobby is probably my favourite player - his tireless work opens up so much for everyone else. I'm also very excited to see how Keita does this season, he looks a frightening prospect.

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17 Aug 2018 09:43:35
{Ed001's Note - I think we need to get Fabinho game time as soon as possible, so I would have him in if anyone was to change. }

Yep Fabinho in for Gini should be the only change for Monday.

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17 Aug 2018 09:46:56
Salah has to be the player we miss most, until we win a match comfortably in his absence it has to be him.
Last season we didn't look anywhere near the same team when he wasn't playing (and to a lesser extent Mane) our game requires pace up front alongside fermino.

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16 Aug 2018 16:28:26
Hi Eds

Why are there such a few posts on the banter page since yesterday?
Usually the page is filled with posts.

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{Ed001's Note - probably because less were sent in. I have no idea.}

16 Aug 2018 16:47:12
Im going to take a wild guess and say nothing to winge about. We had a great window, first game was brilliant.

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16 Aug 2018 17:17:40
Everyone's Fekired after the transfer window.

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16 Aug 2018 19:59:57
It's a good thing, we should all zip it and let Ed1 work on his Jack Charlton article lol :) .

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16 Aug 2018 22:09:37
I'm waiting for the rest of the Mike Tyson series, Mo.

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17 Aug 2018 01:02:30
I know it’s a long shot Ed especially now the season has started. Loved the boxing articles especially gatti. Would it be possible to put Julio Cesar chavez on your to do list? Always appreciated.

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{Ed001's Note - added him mate.}

17 Aug 2018 10:40:21
Spot on Bergenred. A really good transfer season followed by a good whacking given in the first game of the season, has kept the doubters and moaners quiet.

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16 Aug 2018 12:07:37
ED001/ ED002

Hope all is well!

Regarding Nabil Fekir could you potentially see Liverpool going back in for him in next years window?
f he doesn't sign a contract extension I believe next season he will have 1yr remaining, therefore would Liverpool be more encouraged
with Lyons potential 'lower valuation' of the player considering time left on his contract?

Or. regarding all these rumours about Liverpool being unsatisfied with the medical report in reference to his knee, is this done and buried with Liverpool forever and all future questioning regarding Liverpool and Nabil should be ended?

Tommy T.

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{Ed001's Note - depends on Klopp. As he was still keen on signing Fekir after the medical, he might well push for the signing at a lower fee. We know Klopp is stubborn and wait for the man he wants, so it is very possible he does go back in for him.}

16 Aug 2018 12:28:11
Thanks Ed001, fairly encouraging comment. Im a big fan of Nabil and was gutted the deal didn't go through. However, signing Alisson did soften the blow for me.

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{Ed001's Note - I would have loved Fekir to sign until I realised it would make Ed0333 happy and that would have taken the shine off it for me!}

16 Aug 2018 13:30:09
For me signing fekir in January is preferable to the summer. Adding a player of that quality mid season can give you a boost to kick on and finish strong if you're in a small dip or looks like your going to go through 1, abit like how VVD pushed us on last year.

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16 Aug 2018 13:37:24
Would you think it possible he might want him in January ed. Appreciate that's very hard for you to answer mate.

Maybe if we are well off the pace at Xmas.

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{Ed001's Note - impossible to say.}

16 Aug 2018 14:02:58
I can't see it happening unless there was a notable injury in midfield between now and then. To be honest I like the prospect of Keita playing furthest forward of the midfield 3 after the first proper glimpse of his abilities at the weekend.
I think us going back in for Fekir next summer will depend on him firstly still being at Lyon and secondly having another standout injury-free season.
That being the case I think the powers that be would see it as a much lower risk buy as the fee would likely also reflect him entering the final year of his contract next season.

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16 Aug 2018 23:09:23
If Fekir stays another season at Lyon and has another good season as this past one, then his price goes up. Way up. And if Keita has the kind of season that his first game has indicated, then I doubt the need to look at Fekir any further, save for major injuries to the front 3 or in midfield.

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{Ed002's Note - Liverpool never went back for Fekir.}

16 Aug 2018 10:38:13
Hi ed, is Juninho (Lyon) on your player list? The best player in the most successful Lyon side ever and those free kicks!

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{Ed001's Note - he is now, just added him thanks for the suggestion.}

16 Aug 2018 13:24:15
Ed001, Pavel Nedved?

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{Ed001's Note - yep, he is on the list.}

16 Aug 2018 14:12:13
Juninho is one of my favourite players to watch, but know little about him, I am looking very much forward to this one!

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16 Aug 2018 14:33:18
Is Bendtner on the list Ed01?

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{Ed001's Note - he has elevated himself beyond mere legend mate.}

16 Aug 2018 16:15:16
is this juninho the free kick god?

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{Ed001's Note - yes mate, Pernambucano or however it is spelt.}

16 Aug 2018 16:59:35
Saw him in Brazil playing for botafogo a few years back. He basically scored from near the corner flag.

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16 Aug 2018 21:27:39
Swisch, I watched a tonne of Juninho at Lyon, He did not have a wand for a right foot from set-pieces. He had a hand. He could strike a ball with the accuracy of Tom Brady throwing a pass 80 yards down the football field. True Legend!

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16 Aug 2018 07:51:01
Good day Reds. So I'm getting married soon. I'm trying my best to convince my girl that the best honeymoon destination is Liverpool. She has her heart set on the Maldives. Anyone from Liverpool who can give me some of the gorgeous sites to twist her arm.


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{Ed025's Note - goodison park looks resplendent this time of year SA.. :) and st ruperts tower is an iconic symbol within the city, there is of course the liver building as well which has new owners and if your fiance has agricultural tendencies then there is always finch farm could she refuse?..

16 Aug 2018 08:12:56
Don't listen to Ed025 SA he can only see blue.

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{Ed002's Note - It is a good suggestion though Barry. She could also visit the Cavern and the hubcap museum.}

16 Aug 2018 08:31:21
I think Liverpool over the Maldives for a honeymoon is going to be a tough sell mate 😂😂😂.

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16 Aug 2018 09:15:10
You can see matches in the Maldives though.

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16 Aug 2018 09:16:32
As much as I love Liverpool, you're mad. Get to the Maldives!

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16 Aug 2018 10:20:30
Your right Ed002 I totally forgot about the two places that you mentioned. Hope you're having a good day Ed all the best from us Irish Red's.

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{Ed002's Note - Have a nifty one Barry.}

16 Aug 2018 11:15:52
Bora Bora!

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16 Aug 2018 12:34:50
tough luck bro i think when i marry im going for anfield for honeymoon haha.

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16 Aug 2018 12:45:36
The hub cap museum 😂😂.

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16 Aug 2018 10:21:59
I agree with ed025. Goodison Park won't be crowded so you will have no worries that way! Downside is that the entertainment won't be great.

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{Ed025's Note - once we have bernard, gomez and richarlison firing on all cylinders it will be red one, be afraid very afraid.. :)

16 Aug 2018 18:16:02
I can vouch for the Maldives, beautiful group of islands. I stayed a speed boat ride from the capital and airport, Male.

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16 Aug 2018 20:54:12
Good shout Ed you could take her to see Everton’s trophy room SA she could be the first person to set foot in there for decades! Ha!
All jokes aside I heard that as the room hadn’t had much use for years at the start of last season they converted it into a bedsit for Davy Klaassen but the door was so rusted he got stuck in there for 9 months!

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{Ed025's Note - i am also planning a liverpool fc tour bobby including...synchronized diving when drawing at home to west brom....the stevie G smiling gallery...and the karius drop in only.. :)

16 Aug 2018 06:23:05
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 16th August 2018

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16 Aug 2018 06:31:57
love that write up on Zaha ed, good day.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you Kaizer.}

16 Aug 2018 06:44:16
Not a fan of Zaha ed? I think he is does pretty decent for palace. without him palace were definitely going down last season
I have palace, Cardiff and Brighton going down this season.

and dani pacheco i remember him being the next big thing from our system when torres was around. wow that was like ten years ago.

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{Ed001's Note - all Zaha does is take the ball and run with it until he gets the opportunity to dive.}

16 Aug 2018 07:07:27
Hi Ed

Apologies for this question as it is not related to Liverpool, but if it transpires that De Bruyne is injured for the suspected amount of time, how do you see this affecting City’s predicted march to the title?

Much appreciated, as always!

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{Ed001's Note - no idea, it is impossible to say as he might be out days or months.}

16 Aug 2018 07:10:42
Also google tells us today is the birthday of Ebenezer Cobb Morley who is the father of football!

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16 Aug 2018 07:22:38
I think city have able replacement in Gundogan. A little change in system to accomodate Mahrez and they are good to go.
LFC have the best squad in EPL with a goal scoring sturridge even more so! We have to win the league with this team this season.

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16 Aug 2018 07:23:28
Thanks very much Ed, have a good day mate.

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{Ed001's Note - always welcome Mo.}

16 Aug 2018 07:56:36
Ed01 luckily for them. they don't have top sides during that time. and luckily for us. to play against those bus parking teams city do need de bruynes vision and passing skills. i know people should never b happy With someones injury but ed01 it does help us doesn't it? if he got a tear in lateral cruciate ligament then it might take him some time to recover fully i believe? they definetly won't rush him.

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{Ed001's Note - they still have the Silvas and Mahrez etc. It will probably make little real difference.}

16 Aug 2018 07:52:57
Can honestly say i have never injured my Darnell Furlong ;-)

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16 Aug 2018 08:40:31
Thanks Ed. Good read as usual 👍🏻.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers RR.}

16 Aug 2018 08:41:02
Thanks Ed1! Your knowlege and daily summary of it is much appreciated.

Although it’s unfortunate, Can’t say I’m all that surprised that Nigerian corruption extends to the FA too.

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{Ed001's Note - thank you hof.

The NFA has always been an issue, just remember the youth teams that consisted of over age players....}

16 Aug 2018 09:28:22
Arrr, Ed. You do know that Zaha is going to go and score a hat trick on Monday night now?

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{Ed001's Note - meh probably.}

16 Aug 2018 12:06:34
Cracking summary of Zaha ed that cracked me up got a strange look from my partner as I laughed when I’m not supposed to be on my phone absolute quality as usual.

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{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, glad to see I am helping your relationship out.}

15 Aug 2018 22:28:41
I'd be ......

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{Ed002's Note - This is the LIVERPOOL page.}

15 Aug 2018 23:08:09
lying if I said I can’t believe it’s not butter.

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15 Aug 2018 23:03:02
blue if i held my breath long enough.

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16 Aug 2018 00:06:52
A monkey's Uncle!

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16 Aug 2018 00:22:30
Lol zed I don't know how you think of them so quick mate hahaha!

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15 Aug 2018 23:58:41
". silly not to ask. What page is this? "

Was a comment on the Super cup and how I enjoyed Real losing. Also said how I hoped Liverpool played them in the Champions League, as I'd love to play them over two legs. That said given how most of it was about the Super Cup result I can understand Ed002's frustration.

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16 Aug 2018 23:55:08
Laughing my head off if somebody finally gave Ramos a bit of his own medication, I wonder if a couple of Salahs had a bit of a chortle last night, one thing's for sure, if he kept his big gob shut for long enough it might have a trickle down effect on his wide arse.

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15 Aug 2018 20:13:14
Hi Ed's brilliant site. Followed it for years mainly for info instead of reading bs in the paper. Quick question and forgive me if already covered but why are there so many loan signings nowadays are the clubs just playing safe seeing if the player settles? Or is it to do with quotas? Or even something else. Your knowledge is appreciated.
Many thanks.

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{Ed002's Note - It’s is used by some clubs as a planned means to get the players good experience in the real world as part of their progress to the first team or not. In other cases it is no more than a means to lose players the club have been unable to sell.}

15 Aug 2018 20:23:10
Great. Thanks for your time and keep up the great work!

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15 Aug 2018 17:33:43
To be honest we've had difficulty with a lot of so-called small teams for a while (except last year) so it's not saying much but Swansea, West Brom, and Stoke going down last year is really a positive.

The bogie ground (really hadn't been since Pulis left though) had been the cold rainy night in Stoke saying (have a new saying too? ) . Wondering what people's opinions are what could be that new team? That team most teams, especially the top 6, hate going to? And no, Anfield or the Etihad do not count! I think a popular opinion could be Wolves but I think Burnley and Crystal Palace could be there.

Personally, I would love to go to St. James' Park and win this year. They yo-yoed between leagues and whether its Andy Carrol, Wijnaldum scoring against us or draws like the year we almost won the league (2013-14), we just can't win there! Hopefully some small teams can step up thought just not against us.

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15 Aug 2018 18:05:35
I'd agree with that.

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15 Aug 2018 18:18:23
I don't know whether it's intentional (it probably is), but away fans at St. James Park are tucked away miles away from the pitch. That must be a contributing factor.

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16 Aug 2018 16:45:49
I'm sure it must be intentional but I think it would be difficult to put away fans anywhere along the lower deck seating. Barcelona also does it.

Some of the strangest away seating I saw were at Wolves against Everton. Everton fans were at pitch level and stretched the entire length of the pitch on one side with the Wovles fans above them. Not sure if Molineux had that 6 years ago but was strange to see.

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