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10 Jun 2018 21:35:22
6 days to go!

On the 16th of June our Facebook page will go live to a charity match the site has organised, in aid of Seva and Macmillan nurses.
It will be a 3pm kick off!
Please share and like our page to support the boys taking part. We have one crowdfunded page on justgiving that raised £300 before prematurely ending so stay tuned for a new one setting up. We are hopeful to raise £1000 with this and the players match fees.

This is also the last call for anyone else who wants to play in the game held in north oxfordshire. Current players range from all abilities and ages! So do not feel you cannot contribute.

Text me on 07719565417 for more info!

Will ed001's "Just like watching brazil" better ed002's "Walham green east wapping, carpet cleaning rodent and boggit exterminating association"....FC?

Who is your money on?!

1.) 10 Jun 2018 21:47:19
Every time I see posts about this I kick myself because I lived in Oxfordshire but moved to Liverpool last year ;_;
Would have loved to play after work but would never make it there in time now xD

Good luck to everybody participating and ed2s players repeating that name haha.

2.) 10 Jun 2018 22:30:30
Going to be a struggle carving that name onto a trophy haha
Happy to donate and looking forward to watching the live stream.

3.) 10 Jun 2018 23:36:30
Would love to have made it from Ireland. Well done to all involved as it's for a great cause. Enjoy the day and be proud.

4.) 10 Jun 2018 23:41:46
How are you going to fit that team name on a jersey?

5.) 11 Jun 2018 01:37:23
I’m gutted, I was going to play and had it tied to when I was back in the uk ( I live in aus) my trip moved numerous times. I’ll be back in time but pulled a hamstring 2 weeks ago so can’t play regardless!

6.) 11 Jun 2018 06:26:45
Would have loved to play and show off my silky skills but unfortunately I won't be able to make it this time. If successful maybe we could make this an annual thing?

7.) 11 Jun 2018 18:09:13
Any chance to do some commentary from India, Ed001? xD.



08 Jun 2017 06:28:27
Having spoken to the person who has been keeping me informed on this, to get clarity, I think it is time I gave the full explanation of what I am now being told. I am going to refer to the person as he/ him, just because it is easier rather than because it is a male.

So I have pestered him, because I wanted some clarification of the full story and to know if I am being deliberately fed misinformation to keep the club out of trouble. He claims that he is telling me exactly what he has been told, that there is no attempt to mislead me on his behalf, either knowingly or unknowingly. So this is basically the story as he gives it:

After matches Klopp will often chat with opposition players, just a friendly chat, nothing untoward, many managers will do it.

However, remarks were made to VVD along the lines of 'I would love to have you in my team' or similar when we have faced Southampton. Which VVD has obviously taken to heart, though we have no way of knowing if Klopp was making the first moves towards a signing or just making a throwaway remark regarding the player. So that could be seen as a problem in the light of following events, though would normally not even be noticed.

Anyway, last summer things were a bit unsettled there with Jose Fonte fighting to leave and it caused a few issues with a number of the players there, who felt Fonte was unfairly treated after his years of service to the club. There are a number of players there who did not like the treatment Fonte received and felt he should have been allowed to make his dream move, rather than held to his contract and then ended up in limbo before joining West Ham United just to get away from Saints. VVD has at this point made the decision he wants to go and asked his agent to put out feelers looking for interested parties.

We showed interest at this point, I don't have dates, I have never had any kind of dates to give, which is why I have never mentioned any, but I would assume this is just after the January window, as this was when he was disgruntled. However, instead of going direct to the club and seeking permission to speak to them and him over a summer move, we spoke directly to the agent.

Now our excuse, which is why I am told the club immediately backed out and apologised, is that we were told the agent and player came to us with Saints' blessing. I will leave you to make up your own mind over the truth of that claim, as I really do not know. I have no way to verify that information one way or the other.

To cut a long story short, the player, agent and club sorted out a deal, then and only then do LFC go to Saints to negotiate a price. That is when all hell broke loose and Soton investigated, made a complaint etc.

That is how he explained it to me, but I have no way to verify any of it, which is why I am giving you a full version as he tells it. In the past he has been reliable, though he has often asked me not to pass on things, the info he has given had checked out. This time I am not sure though, this feels too neat and like someone is trying to shift the blame. Either way the club is at fault for not ensuring they had permission to speak to the player.

1.) 08 Jun 2017 06:43:11
Make you right ed001 with it sounding to contrived but it does not mean what he has said is not the truth. Like you say it's not difficult to follow the correct way of approaching a transfer a club either says yes or no what is the problem. Baffling really still men in suits are never the smartest.
Up the pool.

{Ed001's Note - I just don't understand why the club still has this issue. We do not need to act underhand, the club is, in terms of brand power, according to those that measure these things, ahead of all but Man Utd in English football. We should not need to be underhand to attract quality players. They should want to play for us because of who we are. So just concentrate on getting the right deal with their current club, then worry about convincing the player.}

2.) 08 Jun 2017 06:48:37
Qyestion for the Eds, not just about this event. What is the situation regarding speaking to agents. As i understand it agents put feelers out to other clubs and that is ok. In those circumstances i assume it is ok for a club to speak to the agent. If that has happened can the club contact the agent again for further discussions? Is it a case of the player basically can't be in the room with them? Or more complicated, e. g. you can't talk beyond a certain point even with the agent? Thanks.

{Ed025's Note - if a club wish to talk to a player who is under contract at a club then they must inform the parent club for permission DL, anything less is seen as "tapping up" even if its done through the agent mate..

3.) 08 Jun 2017 06:55:11
Shame Ed, at the very least I hope the club learn a lesson, I think we're sailing very close to the wind with our transfer activity.

4.) 08 Jun 2017 07:00:49
Thanks Ed025.

{Ed025's Note - anytime mate..

5.) 08 Jun 2017 07:05:44
Its the premier league response that intreagues me. Would it not be the case that if they thought we were genuinely guilty of wrong doing on purpose then just an apology from us would be irrelevant?

{Ed025's Note - i must say that you make a fair point slowdog, maybe we have not heard the last of it yet mate..

6.) 08 Jun 2017 07:15:27
We have read news that VVD agent also spoke to Conte and Pep; that would have constituted tapping too right?

{Ed001's Note - no, you are missing the point, the intermediary can speak to others, it is the player himself that is unable to discuss things.}

7.) 08 Jun 2017 07:17:07
Do you think this is the end of the saga with LFC and VVD ed?

{Ed001's Note - depends on what Saints think. If they are satisfied with the apology and us backing away, then yes. Though a lot comes down to VVD himself as well.}

8.) 08 Jun 2017 07:31:15
If Saints had any decency, they'd accept the apology and move on. Liverpool acted underhandedly but, judging from ed001's post, not in a deliberate way. It's not like the club had been scheming to prevent a bidding war that Southampton were entitled to.

9.) 08 Jun 2017 07:30:15
Thank you for letting us know the situation ED001, we appreciate it!

I was on these pages when the whole Clint Dempsey saga happened and it's beyond belief that the club can act in such a amateurish fashion! Or is it arrogance on the clubs part?

Considering how many times we have dealt with Southampton over the past few years makes this surprising as well as irritating to say the least!

Again, thanks for keeping us in the loop Ed.

{Ed001's Note - it feels like arrogance to me, believing they can do what they want with no consequence.}

10.) 08 Jun 2017 07:35:05
Hey ED001. Is the extent to which the VVD deal played out in the media seen as a massive issue by the club? I know this doesn't excuse the club's behaviour but the extent to which transfer info is leaked is quite extraordinary. Similarly a lot has been written bout the Salah deal. Can the club not conduct business in a private professional manner, or is it just the case that this not easily done in modern football? Thanks Ed.

{Ed001's Note - it is always a concern, the club put a lot of effort into keeping things quiet in the past, hence the Jen Chang thing. Now it has gone back to the old flood of info coming out. It is not easy to keep things quiet, but it certainly should not be coming out in the amounts LFC are producing it.}

11.) 08 Jun 2017 07:35:11
eds i know this is an outrageous idea/ thought, but truth be known the window don't open until july between now and then the saints accept the apology after believing because of the blame game as you said, that the tapping up was accidentally stupid, could liverpool get the deal sorted and pay more as in a way to save face or is it just a stupid thought.

{Ed001's Note - it could happen and has happened in the past. The likelihood is that we will not pay the price regardless.}

12.) 08 Jun 2017 07:37:52
Nice one ed.

{Ed001's Note - welcome and RITH is wrong. The whole point of speaking to a player is to cut out the whole auction aspect of transfers by ensuring you get the best price with the player only wanting to join you.

As for Saints, they have done nothing wrong and RITH is just showing how bitter he is by constantly deflecting and blaming the victim.}

13.) 08 Jun 2017 07:57:21
Thanks for the info Ed. Legend.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

14.) 08 Jun 2017 08:03:54
Ed 1 - you make some great points here. We were discussing it in the pub last night and I think the consensus of opinion was that tapping up players has always gone on and always will to some degree. It is maybe a bit easier to hide behind agents and third parties these days than it was years ago but I think even an indirect approach - I. e. To an agent is tapping up. I know clubs often give players agents approval or even instructions to find a new club for a player maybe even with guidelines as to what a sell price may be. More often than not all of the above happens in secret.

You make a very good point that too much information seems to be leaked out of LFC and whilst it seems clear that the club has acted beyond what can be excusable (I. e. A sounding out of an agent etc. ) and especially with meeting the player directly, the leaks to the press in my view is what has really caused the most problems.

I hope there is a full investigation internally and these internal problems are fixed now or we could have a long summer of problems in the transfer market.

{Ed001's Note - not just a long summer, it will be the same every transfer window until we fix the internal problems.}

15.) 08 Jun 2017 08:10:12
Is there any suggestion that there will be any internal disciplinary actions taken by the club towards any LFC staff involved in the transfer Ed001? Do you think the VVD events will see Liverpool changing their approach to transfers and lack of professionalism? If nothing changes or there isn't an acceptance that change is needed then that would really stink of arrogance.

{Ed001's Note - the first thing that will happen is likely to be an internal investigation to examine what went on, what the club did wrong and what the club did right. That analysis will have to lead to changes or this summer will be nothing compared to how bad things will get for the club in the future.}

16.) 08 Jun 2017 08:15:14
It's all just so distasteful. Look at what Lukaku is doing to them across the park. Young men who get paid millions to play a sport they love and show this kind of disrespect to their employers. Regardless of whether Liverpool's conduct was really dodgy or just downright dumb, I really do not like to see these spoiled players showing such an extreme lack of loyalty to the shirt and fans they represent. If I wanted to leave my job and go to a bigger company, I would have the decency to go to my boss and tell him to his face. Of course, I don't have a greedy agent trying to drum up a sale to line his own fat palm with silver.

17.) 08 Jun 2017 08:15:37
What does this mean for the player himself ed001? Is he also facing the prospect of a ban? Maybe not by his parent club who might not be able to afford it, but by the governing body.?

{Ed001's Note - it is unlikely to lead to any kind of ban for the player. His issue is that the club themselves could freeze him out and leave him in limbo and his chance to get a big move could go.}

18.) 08 Jun 2017 08:32:25
We appreciate you sharing your info ed, as you have already hinted i think this is standard practice for the americans and i can't see any follow up action apart from a public telling off and a private don't get caught next time.

With regards to vvd we were always going to get our pants pulled down over this deal so maybe its the best outcome overall aside from the massive embarassment.

Moving forward through this window at any rate we must do it correct though because i shudder to think what punishment the club will get if its caught doing the same thing twice in the same window.

Do you think this will have any bearing on players we are targeting not wanting to come considering we have left vvd high and dry?

{Ed001's Note - it is common practice in business in general, end justifies the means for most companies.

That is a good point you raise, other players are going to be wary of dealing with us, if we leave VVD high and dry now.}

19.) 08 Jun 2017 08:32:27
Cheers Ed001. We've not covered ourselves in glory here at all, shambolic behaviour and unprofessionalism is what is smacks of.

20.) 08 Jun 2017 08:42:11
So just reiterating what has been in the press.

{Ed001's Note - I have no idea. I do not read the press.}

21.) 08 Jun 2017 08:44:32
Thank you for the swift response Ed. Much appreciated mate. And thank you for all the hard work! This promises to be a window like no other for you guys! All the best :) .

{Ed001's Note - not sure it is like no other. This seems to have become a recurring theme.}

22.) 08 Jun 2017 09:11:00
Thanks eds for the info. Really appreciate your time forwarding your knowledge on this situation.

23.) 08 Jun 2017 09:30:25
Agree with Max, thanks Ed, appreciate you sharing the info.

{Ed001's Note - cheers Lj.}

24.) 08 Jun 2017 10:25:18
Thanks Eds for the in depth post, we all appreciate it on here, we'd all be clueless if it wasn't for you lot.

{Ed001's Note - thank you mate.}

25.) 08 Jun 2017 11:52:37
Thanks for the info Ed's, but I have to ask, why is it so hard to do it properly, whether the agent instigated it or not? Even if the agent said that the player is doing it with his club's blessing, how hard is it to confirm that with the club? Something is really wrong somewhere within the club and it's not rocket science how it can be fixed!

{Ed001's Note - it is not that hard at all.}

26.) 08 Jun 2017 12:10:38
Ed is part of the problem that the powers of be just aren't from football background? Is it just simple naivity from people that don't know? Most if not all of our top brass are from everywhere BUT football. Is it just me being naive?

{Ed001's Note - very few clubs have top brass from a footballing background.}

27.) 08 Jun 2017 12:11:08
What was Fonte's dream move ED001?

{Ed001's Note - to play for Mourinho.}

28.) 09 Jun 2017 13:45:14
Ed001, Good of you to give us the detail, but I don't think you have to explain things. Everyone said this was going to happen, but then it turned out we built the house on sand, so things fell apart.

You guys run a really interesting site, and try to give us interesting insights. Sometimes things will go pear shaped. doesn't change things, you are giving us your honest (sometimes very honest) view on things. If it was called Liverpool-transfer-facts. co. uk, then that would be different, but I for one enjoy the site, and appreciate you guys giving us the insights that you do (although sometimes I cringe from the tongue lashings delivered :-) ) . If you will forgive me, part of the fun of this site is just like buying the euro millions ticket. the 2 days dreaming about what it would be like if Messi signed brings a smile and some joy, even if the reality is, it is never going to happen. BTW . any chance of Messi :-)

On a different note, I find it really hard to fathom how we can get ourselves into these situations. I have nothing to do with football, but I know you need permission from the other club before you speak to the player. I know from life, that if a middle man says "trust me this is all legit", then that is when you run for the hills. SO, this is either supreme arrogance (which I would hate for my football club, but I accept it is possible), or supreme naivete. I am not sure which is worse.

Thanks for all you guys do, I am looking forward to my near hourly visits to the site during the window!



12 Jun 2015 21:04:11
{Ed001's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Confirmed signings 2015-06-12.



14 May 2015 15:14:09{Ed001's Note - We have posted a new confirmed transfer entitled, Transfer Talk #1 Super Samir Handanvoic

1.) 14 May 2015 15:22:56
link doesn't go anywhere for me?

{Ed033's Note - please try again

2.) 14 May 2015 15:48:57
works now ed thanks

3.) 14 May 2015 19:48:32
Very good . Gives us an insight on players with their situations and some we won't know much about . Very good !!



08 Mar 2015 18:12:53
So what do you think will happen in the summer then Ed002?

{Ed002's Note - Much of this will change by the summer and there are major dependencies on (a) players leaving (b) how much money the club can raise through sales (remembering that Liverpool will be probably be looking to sell players by January to offset FFP issues), and (c) Champions League qualification. However, there is known to be (or have recently been) some level of interest in the following players:

GK: Ochoa, Neto, Sportiello (unconfirmed at this time), Romero, Ryan, Ruddy. The club have also looked at many others.
RB: Danilo (certainly won't happen). I am not sure what will happen to Wisdom. I suspect a new deal for Flanagan but if Manquillo and Johnson both leave then the club will look for a new RB. If Rodgers remains as manager it is not out of the question that Ibe may be tried in a wing back role. Alternative is that MAnquillo stays and RB is no longer a priority.
CB: I suspect a new deal will be offered to Toure and the club will have to have a clear out of CBs in any case. I doubt a CB is a priority.
MF: Milner, Khedira, Pjanic (outrageously expensive), Vazquez
F/W: Ings, Vietto, Gameiro, Baez (a WP would be an issue initially), Kishna (I understand that old interest has been rekindled but it is hard to see how he would fit in), Lacazette (not going to happen). Two other players the club were interested in - Bakkali (I suspect Liverpool have stepped back from their interest like many other clubs) and Andre Ayew (a free agent who Liverpool enquired about last summer - no obvious interest right now but it may return).

If Liverpool do qualify for the Champions League and if further funds can be made available through sales, it would not be out of the question for Liverpool to look to one of the following as an option:

GK: Cech
MF: Carvalho, Turan
F/W: Benzema

And who would be my choice of players who will be available?

GK: Handanovic
RB: Germain
CB: Balanta - Caniggia wanted Liverpool to move for Balanta more than two years ago - and he has got better. Rogers ignored the advice. He shouldn't have done. If Liverpool need a CB
MF: Matuidi, Morgan Sanson
F/W: Mitrovic - I don't see a long term future for Lambert and Mitrovic would give Liverpool a very good option that they are missing right now. Rodgers will regret using the words "Origi" and "world-class" in the same sentence. }

1.) 08 Mar 2015 19:06:20
Interesting read, thanks Eds.

2.) 08 Mar 2015 22:03:31
Great work, eds. This is what this site is all about, just a shame it gets hindered by the trolls from time to time!


3.) 09 Mar 2015 00:27:59
Realistically we're only looking to add one in each position right, Eds? So say we signed Ings, Vietto would then be out of the question?

I'd love Khedira but worry about his injury record so can't see FSG taking such a risk.
Would the signings of Romero, Milner, Ings and possibly a battle for Carvalho if we make top 4 seem like a realistic scenario come the summer Eds?

{Ed002's Note - I have explained the situation as I understand it. I cannot sensibly answer questions about different combinations of the players.}

4.) 09 Mar 2015 02:53:55
Thanks a lot ed fot that reply

5.) 09 Mar 2015 07:21:48
Brilliant work Ed001, seducing Ed002 to spill the beans. Was it that "humongous" backside that did the trick?

Also, which Vazquez and Germain are these?

{Ed002's Note - Lucas and it should be Matteo Darmain.}

6.) 09 Mar 2015 07:22:06
Taking into account our finances I completely agree with your choises Ed002 (with exception of Sanson who I haven't seen enough). I will add Luis Adriano to forward list.

{Ed002's Note - I am a little surprised that there is no firm interest from Liverpool, AC Milan or Arsenal in Adriano at this time. It should be Darmain not Germain.}

7.) 09 Mar 2015 07:22:22
great post Ed002. i would like to know if we are really interested in morgan sanson of montpellier? i watched montpellier games few times and he looked a class midfielder and ran the show. i think he will be perfect for liverpool.

{Ed002's Note - No, he would be my choice of player from who will be available.}

8.) 09 Mar 2015 04:28:55
Brilliant views Ed002 thanks!. saves endless questions about targets!, but what about ED001? Care to add anything?

{Ed001's Note - not a lot to add to that, I do believe we have decided against Ryan, despite his agent's best efforts to get him a move, he simply is not good enough for the top leagues and so will probably move to a low end team in Spain or Italy.
Bakkali we were discussing on the editor's widget and I did mention to the other editors yesterday that the feeling is that he is 'difficult' and best avoided.
Turan will again be looking to join us, but I doubt we will have the finances required sadly.
Mostly it is going to be about moving players out to buy new ones, though the removal of Johnson and Gerrard does clear up any issues with the wage bill being too high. It is just that we have to avoid building up debt while the stadium is being rebuilt, so it is going to be a time to be careful with our spending. Thankfully the new TV deal will mean we can sell to buy, rather than having to sell to pay for the stadium.}

9.) 09 Mar 2015 10:12:41
Great response from Ed2 and comments from Ed.

That's what makes this site the best around.


10.) 11 Mar 2015 06:12:36
Liverpool need to make Ed002 DOF now.




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Review Of The Day 16th December 2018

16 Dec 2018 07:29:02
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 16th December 2018

1.) 16 Dec 2018 08:34:26
I quite like the Christmas tree idea Ed001, I saw the article last night too.

Shame about Ejaria.

{Ed001's Note - I used to love the Leicester pitches too, the Prem are such misery guts banning them.

As for Ejaria, he was a bad signing.}

2.) 16 Dec 2018 08:50:12
Yes they were good weren’t they! And totally agree regarding the banning of them.

I doubt Ejaria has much of a chance with us now.

3.) 16 Dec 2018 10:24:33
Cheers Ed, roll on later on mate! have a good one.

{Ed001's Note - take care mate.}



Review Of The Day 15th December 2018

15 Dec 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 15th December 2018

1.) 15 Dec 2018 07:54:59
Morning eds.
nice to see Rafa get manager of the month I’d want an award every week to work for that t**t!
Free drinks all round at Southampton 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Oh wait!

2.) 15 Dec 2018 07:58:55
Thanks very much Ed, hope you have a good one mate.

{Ed001's Note - thanks aolah, you too mates...}

3.) 15 Dec 2018 09:34:23
Thanks for the daily write ups Ed, they are much appreciated. Hoping to see Guillermo Barros Schelotto taking the reigns at Atlanta United!

{Ed001's Note - why Atlanta? That your closest side?}

4.) 15 Dec 2018 10:00:07
I've had my eye on the MLS for years but could never choose a team, until Atlanta came along. I chose to follow them from their inaugural season and what a choice it was, MLS champions after just their second season in existence! Tata Martino has stepped down, so hopefully Schelotto takes over.

{Ed001's Note - do you live in the States? I am just wondering how you could pick a team in MLS, I mean it is not exactly a good watch to draw you in is it?}

5.) 15 Dec 2018 10:24:22
Nah mate, I live in Melbourne, Australia. I've always had an interest in American sports, even though the way they run it with the conferences and 'trades' are very weird. Plus it's way better than what we have to offer here with the Australian A-League. It's a complete joke, they've just expanded the competition to 12 teams, but they can't even get 10 teams to work. Sigh.

{Ed001's Note - oh ok, I just find MLS football abysmal. It is just so bad to watch, nearly as bad as baseball or American football, which drag on for hours and yet barely have anything happen for most of that time.}

6.) 15 Dec 2018 10:38:13
MLS is definitely not the prettiest, but it's just something to keep my eye on. Nothing beats being part of the Liverpool family, Ed. Hope you have a great day mate.

{Ed001's Note - having sat through a lot of it, I would rather keep my eyes closed personally! But each to their own and if you enjoy it good luck to you. Have a great day too.}

7.) 15 Dec 2018 10:53:46
Cheers for that ed, skysalah, you should try Irish football for dross football, I’ve had to endure watching bray wanderers down the Carlisle the last few years and oh so many nights have been truly abysmal. You would struggle to find a worse “professional” league in the world.

{Ed001's Note - very welcome Saloe.}

8.) 15 Dec 2018 11:10:11
Spot on, Ed. MLS is crap and despite all the money being pumped into it, it's still crap. Lived in the States for 14 years so I know what I'm talking about. Watching two MLS teams play is like watching tow mountain goats head-banging until one of them is concussed (the team that loses) or both are concussed (game ends in a draw) . Dreadful stuff.

{Ed001's Note - it has come a long way from its early days but it is still not very attractive to watch. There is a long way still to go. As for the mountain goats, now that I would watch!}

9.) 15 Dec 2018 13:00:47
The voices are speaking, are speaking, aoe leave my head, Ed1 has figured us out. Ahhhh shhhhhh.

10.) 15 Dec 2018 13:43:45
Everything must burn.

11.) 15 Dec 2018 14:26:47
Lol 😂💥.

12.) 15 Dec 2018 14:46:56
As an American it must be said that MLS isn't there yet, but it's on its way. It will take a new class of great player to get fans involved, which is something we sorely lack.

{Ed002's Note - Part of the problem has always been the disparity of teams and the inconsistency - although some may say that adds to the sport.}

13.) 15 Dec 2018 15:07:24
Ed did u say goats? Love them. I wish I had a bigger house i would have couple of goats living with me.

{Ed001's Note - never thought horses and goats got on so well.}



Review Of The Day 14th December 2018

14 Dec 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 14th December 2018

1.) 14 Dec 2018 09:19:04
Thanks Ed

It was a sad day when Martin Glenn left his role as CEO of United Biscuits to become chief executive of the FA.

I know his new job gave him the opportunity to HOBNOB with royalty, especially VISCOUNTS. Many said he was a JAMMIE DODGER to join that CLUB but I don’t agree. He was involved in the BREAKAWAY league idea but the WAGON WHEELS quickly fell off that.

Saying that, he’s a NICE guy and a smart COOKIE. I heard that he was suffering with DIGESTIVE problems due to the amount of BOURBON he drinks but he’s off the heavy stuff now and only drinks RICH TEA.

2.) 14 Dec 2018 07:48:14
Cheers Ed, have a good Friday mate.

{Ed001's Note - you two too Saloe!}

3.) 14 Dec 2018 09:20:16
Cheers for that ed, whatever will the fa do now that such a great man has left the institution.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure that someone like Joey Barton could fill his shoes....}

4.) 14 Dec 2018 10:48:44
I kinda am hoping i will get Ali's gloves man!

5.) 14 Dec 2018 13:55:47
Hey BeckersGloves, haven't seen you around for a while. Don't stay a wafer so long next time.

Your sort of posts are anzac-ly what we need more of on this site.

6.) 14 Dec 2018 15:12:53
Cheers Ed001.

7.) 14 Dec 2018 15:23:21
Zed it looks like you have a new member for your CLUB. I would join in with these biscuit puns but unfortunately I am as thick as a custard cream. All i hope for is that your puns don't get a rocky reception and I'll just sit here waiting for a cracker of a pun so I can join in.



Liverpool v Napoli - A Liverpool Perspective

13 Dec 2018 10:06:36
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Napoli - A Liverpool Perspective

1.) 13 Dec 2018 10:26:53
We could've won 4 nil easily, not saying that as a liverpool fan but look at the chances missed. Mane with 2 in the last ten mins.

The game reminded me of the marsile liverpool game a few years ago where we won 4 nil needing a win to progress. We were ruthless that night.

2.) 13 Dec 2018 10:33:09
A lovely read, thanks Ed.

The dust hasn’t even settled and I see that Klopp is already being bombarded with the “Who do you fear in the next round” question. We know that we will be facing a strong team, there is no such thing as an easy option at this stage.

What the media should be asking is, who doesn’t want get us? I am fairly confident that the answer will Be ALL of the group winners because the prospect of facing the current Premier League leaders and a team that have only conceded only 6 league goals in 16 games, there are safer options for them. Those managers will look at our team, they will see arguably one of the Top 3 Goalkeepers, Center Backs and Forwards in the world and be praying for a different name to come out of the hat.

{Ed001's Note - I would fear an easy draw myself, we do better when it is difficult!}

3.) 13 Dec 2018 10:40:04
thanks ed! Matip has really impressed me this season. he does try and make something happen with the ball at his feet. and his aggression is much improved. gutted for him. an excellent performance from everyone and pleased for the midfield three in particular because the reaction to the team was really negative!

if we play anywhere near as well on Sunday we should get the 3 points!

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

4.) 13 Dec 2018 10:47:36
Great Read as usual. Thanks ED01.

Agree completely with Koulibaly! absolute rock for Napoli. I hope Man Utd don't get him, he would improve their defence massively.

Loved Wijnaldum's performance but it's annoying! Why can't he do it every game.

{Ed001's Note - Koulibaly has shown no inclination to leave Napoli and I am one of those who feels he probably would be nothing like the same player if he moved. He seems to have an affinity for the club that gives him an extra 10% every time he plays.}

5.) 13 Dec 2018 10:58:28
Fair review Ed01, Gomez and now Matip much improved, the presence of Alisson and Van dijk is a major factor in this, the whole defence look so confident and assured.
I know Mane missed a few but no worries as he was not at 100%. He can score a few against Man utd instead.

{Ed001's Note - fingers crossed!}

6.) 13 Dec 2018 11:04:25
Fantastic read, Ed, and the analysis of the opposition is hugely appreciated as well.
Where do you rate van Dijk on a list of top Centre-backs? I believe he’s the best of the lot, and it’s not even close. Just look at our improvement since he came in.

{Ed001's Note - it depends, this season I would say he has been the best, but previously Godin was. Koulibaly is running him close though, as is the other Atleti centre back, as Godin has been poor this season. Alderweireld, if he was at his best, would be close too. Possibly Varane too.}

7.) 13 Dec 2018 11:07:19
Great insight! You really do see what many don't tbh. For example, the Firmino insight. Some double footed tackles into him from fans for being awful. Really not fair! Off the ball, he broke a sweat I thought and was key in some important moments of the game. Overall though, really insightful piece there mate. Couldn't be more proud to be a fan of this beautiful club. Just hope we do United over with a clean sheet and the blue nose come home with a point even. We're close to something special, I know it!

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate. I did wonder why the fans were chanting Robbo's name when Bobby did all the work though! I thought that was a bit harsh. Even when Firmino is having an off game he contributes massively as his workrate gives opponents hell. They never get an easy ride against him.}

8.) 13 Dec 2018 11:22:09
Cracking review Ed, agree with every line I think. And i'm glad you gave Hendo the rating he deserves, a lot of the ratings I've seen papers and that give him have been a 7. Expecting him to be running around doing everything from the number 6 role, imo showing either a lack of respect for him and his role in the side now, or just plain ignorance about different midfield positions. Was my MOTM till Alisson pulled out a worldie!

And in Robertsons defence I think a lot of the team were lose with the ball at stages.

I wish Gini would play like that every week, he still had moments he played within himself, the quick one two where he could have drove on and gave a poor pass instead comes to mind, but he looked dangerous for a change against Napoli

Cheers Ed.

{Ed001's Note - very true about the passing, both sides had loose periods, but Robbo and Bobby in particular seemed to struggle. I personally think those two were just trying too hard to do things quickly and both of them more than made up for it with the rest of their game.

As for Hendo, I don't know what newspapers say, as I don't read them, but he was excellent and I can't believe anyone who watched him would not see that!

Gini was the player we want, rather than the player we usually get. That is why I get so frustrated by his performances, because he is fully capable of performing at this level every single game.}

9.) 13 Dec 2018 12:15:41
Thanks for that Tris, from the parts of the game I saw, I can't disagree with anything. Interesting point on Robbo, his passing has improved so much that the bar has been raised considerably. His vision in seeing Firmino on the edge of the box for his header was brilliant. Most wing backs would've gone for the percentage ball into the middle, where there were 3 or so red shirts but also around 5-6 Napoli players, rather than spotting Bobby charging in and unmarked.

I really like your points system, so much simpler to follow and much better than the "6s all round with the odd 7" you see in the papers. I'll try the same for the Man Utd review and see if I can do it justice!

{Ed001's Note - I am sure you can. I have never liked the usual paper way of doing it because it always seems so arbitrary. Usually the reporters are so busy writing their match reports they are barely watching the game anyway, so it is guesswork.}

10.) 13 Dec 2018 12:57:28
Thanks Ed!

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

11.) 13 Dec 2018 13:42:17
For someone who's been an offensive player his entire career, Wijnaldum should really work on his shooting. He strikes the ball like Sterling when he was still with us.

12.) 13 Dec 2018 13:49:52
Great review ed, I’ll be honest, I’m a massive fan of Henderson but I didn’t think he had a great first half, he just seemed to make a few bad decisions on top of a few bad passes. I just thought he was off the pace a little. That said, second half I thought he was absolutely brilliant. Decisions, tackling and passing were outstanding and well worth the high rating you gave him. I thought it was Wijis best match for us- particularly the first half.

{Ed001's Note - Gini did tire in the second half, he was going to be taken off because of it but then Milner got cramp.}

13.) 13 Dec 2018 14:13:07
Spot on as usual tris.

{Ed001's Note - cheers lerch.}

14.) 13 Dec 2018 19:32:06
Class that Ed, cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers again aoe….}

15.) 13 Dec 2018 19:39:43
Hahaha oh bugger yes, I forgot I posted earlier ;) lol.

16.) 14 Dec 2018 00:01:30
Ed, I like your little explanation about the scoring, starting at 5 and losing points for giving away penalties and other negative impacts. mario Ruiz must have had a stinker for a 1 haha!

{Ed001's Note - he was awful mate, he could easily have been sent off as he must have committed 40 pullbacks and trips on Salah that always ended up with Rui on the floor and Salah just running away from him.}



Review Of The Day 13th December 2018

13 Dec 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 13th December 2018

1.) 13 Dec 2018 07:51:40
Brill get in Ed! cheers mate, hope you have a good Thursday!

{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}

2.) 13 Dec 2018 08:09:38
Great read Ed001 - good to see Koscielny making a return, was awful seeing his injury last season.

While I’m here, also figured I should let you all know that there’s no way I’m going to get the time to do the PL preview done for this week or over Christmas. It’s the busiest time of year even without having to write them so I’m pretty overloaded as it is! Apologies about that everyone - I’m hoping to get back to it in January!

Hope that’s ok.

{Ed001's Note - no worries mate, thanks for doing them when you can.}

3.) 13 Dec 2018 08:28:48
Morning Ed, thanks as always for the information. I have to say, I was just as baffled when I read about Tony Adams, doesn't make much sense to me.

I remember not too long ago, losing Gomez and Matip (who has look more assured alongside VVD) at this time of the season could have completely derailed us, especially since we've not heard if TAA will be fit, but then a back line of robbo, VVD, lovren and either fabinho or milner doesn't scare me either. It's nice to see we're building strength in depth. Not 100% yet but leaps and bounds from where we've been previously. Hope you have a good day ed.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate it is an odd one, not sure what Adams offers them.}

4.) 13 Dec 2018 09:05:10
Nobody can blame you for that Reid mate, very busy time of the year mate, best to leave it alone for now. Thanks for doing them upto now though, they're much appreciated.




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27 Oct 2017 06:56:31
Actually we have 3, Bogdan has been registered so he is in the squad as well.



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29 Aug 2017 10:01:23
Apologies my mistake, Sakho is going to Palace, I meant to say WBA want him to replace Evans if a deal can't be done with Palace. I really am sorry, it was early and that was a silly mistake not to read back through and check. Thankfully Ed002 pointed it out to me.



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30 Dec 2016 17:38:49
It is nothing to do with other players and everything to do with his attitude and prior service. It is felt he deserves the opportunity to play regularly if he wants to go. While he does not really want to leave Liverpool, he does want regular first team football.

Whichever way he decides is fine by me, I am in full agreement that he has earnt the right to do what is best for him.



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07 Jan 2015 12:31:25
Ed002 has some more info on this, which he will hopefully add, and point out I made a mistake assuming a party flying from London might not mean a London club, doh!

{Ed002's Note - As of an hour or so ago Inter's business for the other player has now been concluded and they are looking to sort out the Shaquiri transaction by tonight or tomorrow morning. Their real plus point is that the player wants to move to Italy with them. Against them is that they are unable to pay the full amount upfront.

Therefore if Liverpool want to do something about Shaqiri it must be very soon - and if they are going to pay up front they must have access to the cash. They will also need to persuade the player that he should move to Liverpool.}



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24 Nov 2018 14:20:58
sorry mate, couldn't resist! He has a slight knock so out as a precaution. Ankle knock.



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The Man Utd site have asked if you would put score predictions in as well RTR.



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sorry stone forgot to reply. Hard to say as I don't know what evidence there is, but a 5m euro bet is very damning.



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Apologies RazorSharp, I did this profile then realised you actually wanted Jose Gimenez done, not Raul Jimenez. }.