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18 Dec 2019 07:49:50
Dont know if anybody has heard but Carra's podcast with Bellamy is well worth a listen. Some cracking stories about Souness, Barton and Rafa. Well worth a listen.

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1.) 18 Dec 2019 14:58:59
any idea where i would be able to find this now i've finished the see you next Tuesday?


 

 

03 Sep 2019 10:22:21
Hi Ed001 hope you're well. I seem to vaguely remember a while back you did an article on players that struggled with injuries or am I just imagining? Anyway I'd love to get your thoughts on the likes of Dean Ashton (I always rated him highly) and Ledley King if you ever get the time?

Cheers!

Bledd85

{Ed001's Note - I did do an article about weird injuries, maybe that is what you are thinking of? I have added that to the to do list for you. King was class.}


1.) 03 Sep 2019 13:33:47
Many thanks. That may have been what I remember. I never truly appreciated King because he unfortunately always seemed injured. But I do remember being gutted for Ashton because he always seemed better than the average big target man.

Cheers again.

{Ed001's Note - King had degenerative knee issues and was never able to train, similar to McGrath, but, like McGrath, he was a Rolls-Royce of a defender. Ashton was good too, certainly better than most target men.}


2.) 03 Sep 2019 15:08:30
Apparently during the later stages of his career. King wouldn't train during the week to protect him. He still managed to play to a high quality in matches when fit.

{Ed001's Note - wasn't just the latter stages, it was most of his career.}


3.) 03 Sep 2019 16:26:45
Crazy to think he managed to make almost 300 career appearences considering that! what a player he could have been.


4.) 03 Sep 2019 20:18:43
Ed01 just like King (brilliant CB), I was gutted when Dean Ashton retired due to injury cos at the time, he was ripping it up in the PL with WH. Ashton was really improving and I still feel he would have been even better than Harry Kane cos he was just naturally gifted as a CF. Injury robbed him of a great career, and us his admirers.


5.) 03 Sep 2019 21:02:07
Ashton’s injury problems started when he was at Norwich. West ham seem to buy players with injury issues.


6.) 05 Sep 2019 00:50:48
Ledley king was a class defender to his credit. Another player who I also rated was abou diaby at arsenal, he was forever injured but I thought he looked a real talent when he was able to get around the field.

Any opinion on diaby as a player Ed?

{Ed001's Note - which one?}


 

 

17 May 2019 19:37:57
Hey ed001 hope all is well. I'm reading Leroy Roseniors book at the moment and one part reminded me so much of a recent player of ours? He's saying how much it infuriates him watching Premier League strikers not able to make the right sort of runs. Couldn't help think of a few seasons back I was at Anfield and Benteke would be starting and being so frustrated how static and uninterested he was. Do you have any thoughts on him from the time?

Bledd85

{Ed001's Note - that is my thoughts, he would be constantly stood around on the edge of the box watching when a cross was put in. I just wanted someone to have a word and tell the lazy **** to get his arse in the box and be on the end of them.}


1.) 17 May 2019 20:19:25
Spot on, Bledd85 and Ed. Benteke is super talented BUT you wouldn't know it with the feckless, lazy way he played for us and has been playing for Palace since he moved there. I remember a game vs West Brom at Anfield where the ball was out wide and Benteke literally stood behind one of their CB's in the box waiting for the cross to come instead of trying to lose his marker and get into position to anticipate and attack the cross.

Ed01, I also remember another game at Palace where Emre Can had the ball and was about to swing one in. He looked up and saw that Benteke was just you guessed it, standing there like a lamp post. Can you believe that Can had to literally point a couple of times to Benteke, motioning him to move his arse into position for the cross? As a former CF at amateur level, I could not believe what I was seeing cos I mean, these are the basics of CF play. It was at that point that I knew it was time to cut bait with him and it has been one of the many great decisions Klopp ever made as LFC manager.

{Ed001's Note - I can believe that, he is still doing it with Palace.}


2.) 17 May 2019 20:48:00
Funnily enough Wolf it was against Palace I really noticed it. We lost 2-1 if i remember correctly and me and my mate couldn't believe how static he was. Professional footballer just stood there in between centre halves not even attempting a run. Was incredible to see.


 

 

06 Apr 2019 18:14:37
Question for ed002 if you're able to help please but anyone feel free to answer if you have any suggestions.

First off hope you're well and taking it easy! I am doing a USA road trip next month for our honeymoon and looking for some recommendations if possible? Will be in Chicago for our Newcastle game, St Louis for the Champions league semi final 2nd leg (assuming we get there. ), and finally Pigeon Forge, TN for our final league game. Was hoping you'd have any suggestions for places to watch? Or any recommendations in general not necessarily football related?

Much love and thanks in advance.

Bledd85

{Ed002's Note - Chicago - AJ Hudson’s or The Tilted Kilt. St Louis - Amsterdam Tavern. I cannot help with Tennessee - all I know about Pigeon Ford is that Dollywood (think of McLean and McLean and Dolly) is there.}


1.) 06 Apr 2019 18:33:47
Thanks for the advice ed will look them up. You're right about PF too- we have a cabin up the road from Dollywood. And being the big Parton lovers we are will surely pop in! Also doing Springfield IL, Nashville, Savannah and Orlando if you have any suggestions for here also? Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - Your best bet is to Google the Liverpool supporters club. I know Savannah reasonably well but not the others.}


2.) 06 Apr 2019 19:13:42
Will do cheers Ed enjoy your weekend.


3.) 06 Apr 2019 20:46:23
Have to win quarter final first mate.


4.) 06 Apr 2019 20:46:14
On the recommendation theme, if I may ed2, have you eaten at Alinea in Chicago? Going stateside in June and thinking of booking if I can get in, wondering if it worth the money.

{Ed002's Note - I am almost certain the amswer is no. I don't go to Chicago unless I have to.}


5.) 06 Apr 2019 20:58:08
If you come to Louisville, KY Molly Malone's in the Highlands is a Liverpool hang out. Pidgeon Forge is a tourist trap. If you end up going there, you have to hike the smokey mountains. Absolutely beautiful but again, the rest is a tourst trap. Just my opinion.


6.) 06 Apr 2019 21:18:30
Anyone know how much data it uses to stream on your mobile data? I only have a 2GB data plan so I've never tried it before. However I know one of the networks is currently doing a 100GB per month data package, I think it's BT but I'm not overly sure.


7.) 06 Apr 2019 22:20:03
Only reason we're stopping there really Stone is to visit the Smokeys. going to do a bit of water rafting too. But yeah overall looks very touristy.

Was looking at Alinea but looks very pricey! Think it has two Michelin stars though. But going to meet some friends in Chicago and go to a Cubs game then look for the bar ed mentioned.


8.) 06 Apr 2019 22:39:15
I think it'd use all of the 2GB hsf, I'm not 100% but youtube videos eats the data very quickly so I'd imagine streaming would too, especially a 90 minute game. 100GB though, you'd be able to watch all the games every month no problem on that.


9.) 06 Apr 2019 23:16:32
It’s is pricey isn’t it, that’s why I was hoping ed might have been and could say if it’s worth it or not. Got 3 stars I believe, and been voted America’s best restaurant 4 times, the show offs 😂.


10.) 07 Apr 2019 00:04:17
ok bled, then you’ll love the Smokey mountains. The whole area is beautiful. I’m kind of an outdoorsy type too so you’ll love it.


11.) 07 Apr 2019 05:01:52
I have no idea how it is but, for us mere mortals, we're probably not going to be dining in 3-star michelin restaurants that often. You're doing an American road trip for your honeymoon - if you got the funds why not go? As a one-off it will be something you'll remember for a long time and you'll probably not have many opportunities again. If you got the money I'd go for it. I have no idea about the food but if I was in your shoes i'd give it a go.


12.) 07 Apr 2019 10:48:44
Seano you underestimate me. A young exuberant socialite like myself can always be found in Michelin star restaurants! Nah I hear what you're saying though and we are foodies but I don't think we'd have the time. there's a few other items on the agenda too. Thanks for the input everyone.


 

 

01 Nov 2018 16:36:14
Wish me luck lads heading in to the city tomorrow for my stag weekend! Gutted were away would have been nice to soak up the atmosphere. Anybody got any personal recommendations while we're there?

Bledd85

1.) 01 Nov 2018 17:16:17
If you see a terrace house with the front window lit up in red, you’ve found ed025s home. Apart from that not a clue.

{Ed025's Note - i would not even visit a brothel if it had a red light benny, bledd the baltic triangle on the outskirts of the city centre is good mate, loads of boozers not far from town and a visit to peaky blinders there is recommended, matthew st in the city centre is great as well and if you want a late one visit "the grapes" there, have a great time mate..


2.) 01 Nov 2018 23:07:06
Mate go to the Cuban place think it’s called Alma de cuba (rubbish spelling) have to book a table for a meal though alright u won’t get in. from 10 pm onwards the place is full with fit women an hardly any blokes.


3.) 02 Nov 2018 02:36:33
Cheers for the suggestion chaps will definitely give them a look!


4.) 02 Nov 2018 02:51:58
The Grapes haha class shout Ed, they've always got a lot of great beers on and there are a lot of 'characters' that frequent the place. Definitely worth a visit. Alma de Cuba is fine but extortionately priced - if you fancy a cocktail and go there don't expect anything under 10 quid, which means if you're trying to buy a drink for a lucky lady (as well as a drink for yourself) you're going to be paying, if you only order a pint of beer (close to a fiver in there), upwards of 15 quid.

I think it depends what type of places your into mate, are you looking to dance and listen to thumping music? the concert square and nearby would probably be the go? If you're into old skool music and dancing and stuff then Matthew street all the way. Are you looking for a good craic but without the music? Then as Ed said the baltic triangle is decent, you could try a few gaffs on Bold Street too as they're quite classy and have some great food, or you could head near China town to a few roguish bars that definitely play music (I went to see an up and coming 'punk-metal' band there, awful band but it was a good craic) . If your after quality beer (which I often am) then Hardman Street is the go as near and around there are plenty of great pubs with smashing beer. There's also a whisky bar there with a huge selection of quality whiskys - pro-tip: do not go there after you've already had a skinful, you will inevitable waste a tenner or more or an quality, expensive glass of whisky and be too drunk to truly appreciate it.

There are some strip joints dotted around the centre of town but, having only been to a couple a long time ago, I found them incredibly expensive and not at all fun just awkward and somewhat depressing.

You could also try Bongo's Bingo (around baltic triangle ways) as well - I've never been but it has been reported to me that it is a ton of fun. Make of that what you will.

Alternatively, make your way to Old Swan (my neck of the woods in Liverpool though I now live in Taiwan) and treat yourself to some pints under 2 quid and some everyday theater. My enduring memory from the last time I was home was a mother and daughter and baby coming in, clearly sky high on cocaine, at about 12 midday (I was there watching the World cup - not an alcoholic I promise), chatting the bartenders ear off, sitting down, getting up 5 minutes later to inform the barman that her friend had 's*** herself', then arguing with the barman after her refused to serve her anymore drinks (wise choice), then trying to steal another punters drinks on the way out, then doing the shouty crackhead thing upon leaving like all this was the barman's fault. Good times all round mate!


5.) 02 Nov 2018 10:36:52
Depends on what floats your boat.
The Baltic Triangle is full of Hipster-esque venues, but there's probably more variety in a small area for you there. The Baltic Fleet pub is also there and is great. (though Liverpool city centre isn't that big really) .
If real ale is your thing, there are plenty of very good alehouses but the best is the Ship and Mitre on Dale St.
Mathew Street for the tourists - Flanagan's Apple Irish pub (not a rubbish, manufactured Irish pub) is in Mathew St.

Hardman St has plenty of bars on too and some decent food places.
Just wander around and you'll find somewhere.


 

 

 

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26 Jan 2020 12:19:14
Nowhere near enough likes for that comment Juicer 😂.

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25 May 2019 15:30:25
My sentiments too bhayne. Looks decent the times I've seen him and is a grafter which Klopp likes. Case of snobbery me thinks.

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24 May 2019 16:31:51
Gotta ask why would it be nonsense?

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12 Apr 2019 13:41:37
Thought Hazard was all set for Dortmund? Also he doesn't play for Leverkusen does he?

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21 Oct 2018 13:11:42
Bang on ed. Nothing sums it up more than when Firmino came on yesterday- we broke and he had Salah right and Shaqiri in a better position to the left. Last season you'd put your house on him finding the right pass but yesterday he just kind of rolled it to the opposition.

I think our attack needs Firmino to play well more than the others and he seems to he struggling lately. But we know his quality and I'm sure he'll play his way in to form.

Bledd85

{Ed0333's Note - as I say mate I’m hopeful they’ll get the telepathic incisive passing back. One things for sure it really can’t get any worse. And when it does well start beating teams comfortably. I think the ball needs to be played quicker/slicker from midfield to the ‘Fab 3’ for some unknown reason we seem to be a bit pedestrian in that department this season and our performances reflect it. Another thing that is certain Adam Lalana is not the answer. Give me all the stick you want but I’m not a fan and he’s not even worthy of a place on the bench. I’d rather have Curtis Jones.


 

 

 

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09 Feb 2020 09:22:45
Cracking player for us but would h suit us now? He seemed to produce a moment of magic in our time of need but we're a different team now. Would he fit in that midfield 3?

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09 Feb 2020 09:17:58
Good can't stand the little weasel. He couldn't get away from us quick enough. He has probably seen the adulation some of our ex players get and his ego can't handle not getting the same. He is not fondly remembered at any of his clubs so he is looking for a way back in with us. He can jog on.

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09 Feb 2020 09:14:53
Was a big fan of Berger back then. I was about 10 when he signed and he instantly became one of my favourite players.

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25 Jan 2020 09:08:14
Have to agree WM73. The man frustrates me so much this season by taking too many touches, holding up the ball too long, playing a poor heavy pass or just running in to a defender.
However just when I lose patience and start begging klopp to replace him he scores or assists!
Dont think he's been at his best tho along with Robertson for the last few games.

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05 Jan 2020 22:51:54
Is he the old Wales physio who got miffed that Coleman got the managers job over him?

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