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27 Jun 2018 17:35:52
Bobby Duncan signed for 200k
Gerrards cousin I think.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 27 Jun 2018 18:08:29
Welcome to Liverpool lad. Anybody actually seen him play, if so any good?


2.) 27 Jun 2018 18:14:39
He's 17.


3.) 27 Jun 2018 20:57:57
Only seen highlights of one game against Liverpools kids, Salah. He scored but it was as much bad goal keeping as a great finish. Don't remember anything else as it was over a year ago.


4.) 27 Jun 2018 21:14:50
Did he play for man city.


5.) 27 Jun 2018 21:23:13
Remember the last left footed striker from Liverpool a one Robbie Fowler a. k. a god, step forward bobby Duncan maybe an omen, I hope so!


6.) 27 Jun 2018 21:28:33
Folks calm down he's 17.


7.) 27 Jun 2018 22:23:47
Hahahaha I am just playing he is a kid with a lot too prove and his whole career in front of him, you don't get called god for nothing and Fowler stepped immediately up too the plate, if the talent is there lucky us and hopefully he fulfills his potential.


8.) 28 Jun 2018 11:58:49
He’s got big boots to fill for being the next bobby in Liverpool.


9.) 28 Jun 2018 16:17:09
Only English player to score a hat trick against Brazil at any level. At U17 level I believe.


10.) 28 Jun 2018 16:32:42
Bobby played in the same school team as my lad. He’s a fantastic finisher, who can score any type of goal.

Saw him last year or so for City against Cackpool (Blackpool) and he’s motivated solely by scoring goals, which is an obvious must for a striker!

Reminds me a little of Aguero, similar stature, huge thighs and truly deadly if you give him a chance!

Going forward, I don’t know if he suits our current way of playing, but I guess it’s up to him.

Hope he forces his way through!


11.) 28 Jun 2018 18:06:05
We should have signed Ricky Bobby instead

‘If you ain’t first, you’re last! ’.


12.) 30 Jun 2018 14:06:10
“Bobby Duncan signed for 200k
Gerrards cousin I think”

Seems consistent. They both went for 2 first names instead of a proper surname 🙄.


 

 

28 May 2018 23:30:41
I know we have been linked very hard with Fekir but a little birdy tells me it is Malcolm we really want
not sure how this will turn out but it is malcolm more then Fekir according to the little birdy
just passing it on lads.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed0333's Note - over to Ed’s 002


1.) 28 May 2018 23:42:04
Malcolm is a talented player.


2.) 29 May 2018 03:45:08
Malcom is a winger, Fekir a CAM. It will be both if Malcom is the winger Klopp wants, not one of the two.
The UCl final was a clear indication we need another wide player in case Salah or Mane cannot play and Fekir is a CAM that will bring more creativity to our workmanlike midfield.
Fabinho, Keita and Fekir! BOOM! Bet Harry will be the happiest LFC fan alive if that happens.


3.) 29 May 2018 05:34:27
Wait so what's going to happen to Hender (backpass) en, Mil (not that boring) ner and Gini?


4.) 29 May 2018 06:12:07
Regardless if any wife player coming in, if Fekir does come it would signal to me Klopp switching to a very attacking 4231 starting formation next year, with Fekir behind Bobby. This would leave Fabinho, Hendo, Wiji, Milner, Ox, Lallana and Keita vying for the remaining midfield positions, although Ox and Lallana could be cover/ rotation for Fekir I suppose. All opinion and guess work of course, but if true I would imagine at least 2 will leave.


5.) 29 May 2018 06:55:42
I hope we haven’t resorted to signing wives now 😲.


6.) 29 May 2018 07:20:45
I'd prefer to see Malcolm in the Middle :)

{Ed025's Note - love it burkey..


7.) 29 May 2018 08:00:14
Speaking of wives. turns out, Fabinho's wife was the only ITK posting hints of their future over the weekend. There's a picture of her supporting Liverpool on Saturday night, doing the rounds ;)


8.) 29 May 2018 08:49:10
Thanks for the info Johncrow.


9.) 29 May 2018 09:18:50
you welcome Salah mate
it may turn out to be crap but thought I would share
albeit now Lemar seems to have come back into the frame as well according to Lequipe
So my little birdy looks like he may have given me duff info lol.


10.) 29 May 2018 12:50:19
Well for now we know we are looking for a coutinho replacement (Fekir, Lemar), cover wide (Dembele, Malcom, Lemar, Pulisic), Goalkeeper Cover (Navas, Butland) or First choice (Alisson) and Centerbacks cover (Tarkowski) .


 

 

15 May 2018 20:42:23
What a disgrace that Germany can call up Kevin trapp for their world cup squad who has played only 4 league games for them all season and leave out Karius
wow im in disbelief, go and win the champions league son and stick it to them.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed025's Note - wait till brover hears that he will be gutted..


1.) 15 May 2018 20:51:03
It's a disgrace? Really?


2.) 15 May 2018 21:11:56
'go and win the champions league son and stick it to them. '

Exactly mate. He'll be the one laughing in the end WHEN we win that CL.


3.) 15 May 2018 23:39:15
Karius, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson and Matip won't be at the WC. I might be a bit selfish here but that gives the bulk of our defence at least 2 weeks more time pre season. Milner Winjaldum and Keita also getting a full pre season I'm not complaining could be a blessing.


4.) 15 May 2018 23:23:20
Ha ha ha Ed025 😂😂😂😂. The German buffoon “Karius” misses out. Conspiracy 😂😂😂.


5.) 16 May 2018 07:08:31
Is it a disgrace? He’s only reallly played 6 months of proper football this year and 10 games the season before that.

If you’re not first choice GK for world cups then any other call up is essentially anonymous shy of injuries.


6.) 16 May 2018 07:54:36
Surely neither were likely to play or even go in the final squad, you normally take three and neuer and ter Stegen will be first choice. Leno will be third and likely not even play.


7.) 16 May 2018 09:22:24
on the flip side any player not going to the world cup gets a proper rest over the summer and can come back earlier to pre season refreshed rather than burnt out like we have seen a number of players in previous seasons.


8.) 16 May 2018 09:26:08
I'm surprised either was chosen, but if I was choosing one then it would certainly be Karius over Trapp.


9.) 16 May 2018 09:31:27
Could it possibly be that Trapp is considered a better keeper than Karius? You'd be hard pressed to find a non-liverpool fan who rates him highly.


10.) 16 May 2018 10:31:02
Bit of perspective. Karius has played 2 thirds of a season and has been reasonably solid. Doesn’t make him an automatic World Cup selection. When it comes to World Cup squads the Germans know what they’re doing.


11.) 16 May 2018 11:12:41
Don't know why people keep knocking Karius. His record of clean sheets against games played is as good as De Gea. 10 in 19 games played against 18 in 37 games played for De Gea

Karious averages 1.55 goals conceded per game and De Gea 1.33.


12.) 16 May 2018 12:10:07
i would put clean sheets down to Vvd more than karius. he punched stoke player in head and pushed the ball to dzeko. how many MOM has he had. performance more important than goals conceded. he's a 7 at best. de gea is a 9 on an off day. We need a 9 Gk or another world class Cb to deal with his flapping.


13.) 16 May 2018 12:23:59
I'm not knocking him at all and have faith he can be our no1 and continue to improve. i just don't think it's outrageous trapp has been chosen over him.

anyone outraged by that has red tinted specs on, sorry.


14.) 16 May 2018 12:51:40
No one said it was outrageous that he wasnt picked. It was that he wasnt picked and that a keeper (in fact two keepers but Neuer is more understandable who has basically not played this season was picked while he wasnt.


15.) 16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.


16.) 16 May 2018 15:17:13
Trapp is a poor keeper by any standard, how he got in ahead of Karius who has been playing actual football is amazing, but he will come back fresh after no extra football so a win for us.


17.) 16 May 2018 15:53:18
You are right hjikle no one said it was outrageous that Trapp was picked over Karius, the OP said that it was a disgrace. I can think of many things that are a disgrace but that is not one of them!


18.) 16 May 2018 16:46:25
Comparing stats Karius against De Gea? Come on, even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea, Stats can really contort views of players.


19.) 16 May 2018 17:08:40
Definitely agree Karius could be a top keeper if he keeps improving like the second half of the season. I think his decisiveness has been his weaker area and no surprise with influence in Migs. VVD seems to have had a really good influence on Karius collecting the ball and when not to. But credit to the lad for taking the pressure of past performances and turning it around. Also, maybe taking Karius to the world up is too soon though, one slip up could imbalance his confidence and impact his performance in the next season, seeing as his confidence is only built of late.


20.) 16 May 2018 17:42:40
“even the most blinded LFC fan wouldn't think Karius is in the same league as De Gea“

I thought they were both in the premier league 😉.


21.) 16 May 2018 17:57:15
Boom boom Ron.
In all seriousness tho, maybe Karius just isn't rated by others as highly as some Liverpool fans rate him. It doesn't surprise me he didn't make it.


22.) 16 May 2018 18:27:05
I think you're after "distort", Lancaster Red ;-)


23.) 16 May 2018 20:03:09
Sorry but I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us. He has improved but I think that is more to do with the improved defence in front of him.


24.) 17 May 2018 07:34:20
'I still don't think Karius is anywhere near good enough for us'

Nah he's not is he mate, he's only part of the team who are in the CL final, but nah not good enough for us is he. Come off it, he's a decent keeper and still very young for a keeper. From what we've seen of him how you can say he's not anywhere near good enough for us is beyond me. He took over the number 1 spot suddenly and then things changed, do you think we'd of been in the final or 4th if Migs was kept in goal? I don't. Give the lad praise, he deserves it.


25.) 17 May 2018 10:30:22
No contort is fine in the context thanks ha, Karius isn't near top level, he is an improvement in Mignolet and that's where people are thinking he is upto the job, he produce some good performances but still doesn't look like winning us games, he has an unease about him that isn't going away, he made a couple of vital. saves in games at a time when we were rocking but that should be standard, he isn't top level or going to be imo.


 

 

 

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11 Jul 2018 22:40:28
England played well exceeded expectations and return home heroes
they are now a team the nation can be proud of.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 11 Jul 2018 22:58:10
Overall, yes. England were decent. In this game, tho? They were poor and deserved to get beaten by a better team who outworked them, outclassed them esp, in midfield, created more chances and Southgate got his arse handed to him tactically by Dalic, which is not that bad as he will learn from this. Too many mistakes and too many poor performances by Walker (THE WORST), Stones, Sterling, Alli and Lingard, IMO. Hendo also did not have his best game even tho, he was not that bad as he gave away too many balls in midfield. Had it not been for Pinkford, it would have been worse. The better team won, IMO and that is the way it should be.


2.) 11 Jul 2018 23:08:23
Can't argue with that BRover, though I think this was by far Hendo's worst game of the tournament and I can barely remember Kane touching the ball. After a good 20 minutes in the first game and a thumping in the next, expectations were high, particularly given the favourable draw. They went further than most thought and can head home proud but understandably disappointed with this performance. Just a shame they have to hang around to play a pointless 3rd place play off. Maybe TAA will get a run.


3.) 11 Jul 2018 23:44:50
Those guys that rescued the thai boys from the cave are heroes. England did slightly better than was predicted in a sporting event albeit via an easy run of matches.
Not sure what the hype was really. Played 6, lost 2 and never really wowed the crowds at any point. Good luck, Dejan.


4.) 11 Jul 2018 23:54:12
Dele Ali non existent tonight. Really poor.


5.) 12 Jul 2018 01:04:12
Not to sound like I’m abusing anyone but am I alone in thinking that Walker is a liability? I’d attack him all day long. I think spurs did themselves a good bit of business selling him. I understand that he was on the team that won the league but he’s definitely the weak spot for man city and England in my opinion.

{Ed0333's Note - that’s a bit harsh stone but your welcome to your opinion. I’d have walker over Clyne and TAA but again it’s all about opinions.


6.) 12 Jul 2018 05:39:42
All I can think is I bet Kane wishes he’d squared that ball to Raheem in the first half now. Selfishness will always come back to bite I’m afraid. We did better than expected but let’s be honest we were very lucky with the draw. I’m glad some passion has been restored but fact is we played 2 half decent teams in this World Cup and we lost to them both. Nothing like a good old reality check eh!?


7.) 12 Jul 2018 05:42:12
Hi lads is it just me or was harry Kane non existent again. All the pundits have been raging how he will be a national treasure but he done nothing after the panama game j think he scored 2 in open play and 1 of them just hit him on the heel. Maybe I'm looking at things with my red specs on but for me he didn't turn up for the knockouts and we weee to reliant on the other lads to get on the scoresheet just my thoughts.


8.) 12 Jul 2018 07:22:55
Kane was non existent as there was no supply. Livren and his CB partner played blinders as did Croatia’s coach. Saw where he could over run England and went for it. He trusted the players to do the job he asked them to do- some points 2nd half they had aback 2! Winning goal Croatia had 3v1 out wide v Trippier and it happened all 2nd half too.
Great coaching and tactics to turn it around.


9.) 12 Jul 2018 07:57:51
Let's keep that comment about Walker being a liability for the new season and I'll wager it'll still be in the top three most ridiculous comments by the end of it.


10.) 12 Jul 2018 08:26:19
Walker is a liability at centre back. He was at fault for the goal against Tunisia and to an extent, both goals last night.

At right back, He's still one of the best in the Premier League. You can't judge a fish on It's ability to run.


11.) 12 Jul 2018 09:38:14
I've never rated Walker that highly personally, switches off to regularly.


12.) 12 Jul 2018 10:22:59
MK, I think he was there coz a, he can Play and b, more importantly I believe, he is one of the fastest players in the world. Certainly faster that anyone Croatia had. Walker was sweeping up everything for 40 minutes. Then he got a knock, a minute later he headed a ball and fell in landing coz his leg was done. Should have been subbed there and then. He was almost completely ineffectual after that.


13.) 12 Jul 2018 11:29:49
Well I guess I’m wrong. Maybe I am a bit harsh. Sorry.


 

 

10 Jul 2018 09:40:01
Morning to all
Ed001 I was wondering if you would kindly consider doing a Zvonimir Boban vs Luka Modric article
As you know I am old Ac milan fanatic and loved this player during the 90's
and right now Modric is close to being the best midfielder in the world
but just wondered who is the best ever Midfielder to come from Croatia
out of these two?
loved prosinecki as well but not on the level of these two
Thanks mate and have a good day.

Johncrow Junior

{Ed001's Note - I have added it to the list mate.}


1.) 10 Jul 2018 10:15:28
How about Predrag Mijatovic or Dejan Savicevic v Pavel Nedved.
I suppose Savicevic and Nedved played similar roles as AM, whereas Mijatovic was a striker.

{Ed001's Note - added that to the list.}


2.) 10 Jul 2018 10:23:09
As always thank you very much mate.

{Ed001's Note - always glad to have new ideas.}


3.) 10 Jul 2018 10:39:12
All 3 of the players I mention were incredible. It got me thinking about forgotten players who would be world stars today. Another forgotten soul, who had his career blighted by injury, but I always had admiration for, was ivan de la Pena. He could pass like Xavi Alonso, but never really got going at Barcelona or Lazio.


4.) 10 Jul 2018 10:35:24
Ivan Zamorano, Ed?

{Ed001's Note - he was already in the list but I have added Ivan de la Pena.}


5.) 10 Jul 2018 10:40:13
Ed001, what about a 4 way?

Gerrard vs Lampard vs Beckham vs Scholes 🤤.

{Ed001's Note - added to the list.}


6.) 10 Jul 2018 10:59:00
Dejan Savicevic, what a player! ED001 can't wait for that review mate.

{Ed001's Note - I am looking forward to doing the research on him as I know little about him other than his play.}


7.) 10 Jul 2018 11:01:11
Not sure Beckham should be on that list. Fantastic delivered of the ball and made the most of his talents but he didn’t have half the ability of the other three. Lampard again made the most of his talents, Scholes was imo the better technically and Gerrard had the most talent of the three even if he didn’t become the player he could have been.


8.) 10 Jul 2018 11:03:05
BBB, I loved De La Pena. First came across him in CM2 in the mid-1990s when he became a go to player for me.

His injuries were such a shame, as he definitely would have won a sackful of caps for Spain without them. A cross between Alonso and David Silva in the few times I saw him play for Espangnol on the telly.


9.) 10 Jul 2018 11:14:47
That's why I think it would be a good articke mate. For me, Beckham and Gerrard were miles ahead of Lampard and Scholes technically. But I thought Scholes and Lampard had the best football brains and work ethic.

All 4 are legends and would've walked into any team in the world in their prime.


10.) 10 Jul 2018 11:21:00
Yeah ED001 for me he was arguably the best player in the world in the very late 80's, early 90's. If i remember correctly he suffered a lot from injuries. Ask any Milan fan and they just refer to him as il genio.

{Ed001's Note - if only he had been born in Brazil he would have got a lot more credit for his ability.}


11.) 10 Jul 2018 11:29:41
Brilliant suggestion for an article Mk, but did I just read that you think Beckham is miles ahead of Scholes for technical ability?
surely you must have that wrong mate
imo scholes and Gerrard are the technical ones and lampard and Beckham made the absolute best of their limited abilities
Even among their peers Beckham is never mentioned above scholes
I think it was iniesta who once said if ever there was a Barcelona player at Man U it is Scholes
for me I might even say scholes runs gerrard very very close and being a liverpool fan I would always pick gerrard but if I was not then probably a tie
Beckham out of the four is the only player to do it in three different top leagues and that is why for me he tops the lost overall as a player out of the aforementioned players.


12.) 10 Jul 2018 11:34:37
That's some list you've got now ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - at least I won't run out of work to do any time soon.}


13.) 10 Jul 2018 12:08:24
Ed01, you will be impressed with Dejan Savicevic. He was a true magician with a wand of a left foot.

{Ed001's Note - aye he was a fantastic player, but I want to know more about him as a person is what I meant.}


14.) 10 Jul 2018 12:38:36
Ed the best players that never where. Through injury, life style or the club they where at.

Who should of won he ballon dore if not for the Ronaldo Messi era.

{Ed001's Note - added it to my to do list.}


15.) 10 Jul 2018 12:57:03
Depends on what you define as technical ability, Johncrow. For me it is your touch, your ability to turn and run at close control, your striking technique, and your ability to make the ball move in the air.

Gerrard and Beckham were good at that stuff. Scholes and Lampard both had a great shot owed to a world class striking techniqu, but neither could bend a free kick around a wall or turn a player with great footwork. I don't think I ever saw Scholes run with the ball, but that's possibly because he had the intelligence to make the ball do the work. Scholes was the best passer of the 4 for sure because of his vision and his game intelligence. I don't think there is anything technically that he could do with a football that Beckham couldn't do though. He just knew when to do it a bit better.

Ironically, none of them were any good defensively and that is probably why England won nothing with them!


16.) 10 Jul 2018 13:48:39
MK fair point mate but I honestly can't ever remember beckham beating a player with skill to me he was a cross and free kick man lol
your point about defensive skill are so true but this is why England needed a better defensive midfielder at the time then Nicky Butt
and owen hargreaves.
it is a pity carrick was not in full force in 2002.


17.) 10 Jul 2018 15:43:06
Back in the 90s, I lived in a part of Wallasey that could only receive Welsh telly signals. As a consequence, I could watch S4C's footy programme called Sgorio. The format has changed now, but back then they would have a match on from Spain, Italy and one of the other leagues around Europe. De la Pena, Savicevic and Mijatovic were the 3 players who always stood out, beyond the usualy big name stars of the time.
Amanda Protheroe-Thomas who hosted the show, also stood out, but for other reasons.


 

 

08 Jul 2018 07:16:50
Very happy not see Harry Maguire for liverpool posts on the forum as the guy is like is like tony adams keown Bould rolled into one
just a throwback to your most basic defenders ever.
Anyone with real pace and good movement will finish him
Must say Croatia have a decent fella
Dejan something can't remember his second name
I wasnt a big fan before but boy has he shut my mouth.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 08 Jul 2018 07:29:29
A defender the combination of Adams, Keown and Bould sounds wonderful. I keep reading on here how defenders can’t defend anymore but those 3 certainly could.

{Ed001's Note - if only Maguire really was able to defend he would be good.}


2.) 08 Jul 2018 08:32:43
Ed001, I may be wrong, but did you say something similar about VVD when we were first linked with him?

Good morning to you and all.

{Ed001's Note - nope. Typical of people who want to have sly digs to not actually know what was said. I never said anything of the sort.}


3.) 08 Jul 2018 08:38:28
Ed, I said I may be wrong, get off my back.


4.) 08 Jul 2018 08:57:43
Can’t judge anyone on international football, it’s a slower paced game, media will hype him up as the best English defender ever. He is doing a job for England at the minute and that’s all that matters.


5.) 08 Jul 2018 09:14:27
Eds worries was his lazyness.

Poor concentration etc but he never said he was a bad defender but more he wasnt as focused on that as much as he should be but if he was he would be one of the world's best cb.

He wasn't wrong! I've said before no-one likes a tit mate.


6.) 08 Jul 2018 09:26:43
As far as i remember, Ed001 has always criticized his effort levels. Everyone knows that physically and technically he is as close to perfect as you get in a centre half.


7.) 08 Jul 2018 08:48:35
Can you, therefore, remind me what your opinion of him was, please? It is not in my nature to have a "sly dig". The problem is with any written word they can be misconstrued.

{Ed001's Note - I said he was physically and technically perfect but prone to bouts of laziness and strolling around getting caught out of position due to falling asleep or going forward and not working back as hard as he should. Nothing like what I have said about Maguire, his player profile is there for all to see what I think of Maguire.}


8.) 08 Jul 2018 09:57:02
Many thanks, Ed001, for taking the time to endorse what it was you actually said. It certainly wasn't my intention to cause any friction. All the best.

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate, I tend to assume the worst when people start dragging up things like that. After 17 years of this site, I have become disillusioned with people. They always just seem to want to score points over you and prove you wrong at every opportunity, even when they don't remember what you actually said. I should not have assumed you were like that, my apologies.}


9.) 08 Jul 2018 10:02:17
Agree wholeheartedly with WYRed 👏.


10.) 08 Jul 2018 10:06:09
Don't rate Maguire. good in the air but that's it. Just remember mo destroying him at anfield and leaving him stumbling over.


11.) 08 Jul 2018 10:15:21
For as much as i love this site, it makes me sad when you can see how It's influenced the Ed's views on people, that's a lasting legacy that'll be hard to shift. Although i get the impression that ed002 enjoys shooting down idiots as much as he enjoys the regular posts!


12.) 08 Jul 2018 10:57:16
Has this site really been going 17 years?!
My god, been here since day 1 and never realised my addiction dates that far back ☺.

{Ed001's Note - no mate, the original site was started 17 years ago.}


13.) 08 Jul 2018 10:57:16
Has this site really been going 17 years?!
My god, been here since day 1 and never realised my addiction dates that far back ☺.


14.) 08 Jul 2018 12:27:19
for some reason Maguire reminds me of Robert Molenaar big strong can pass as well but he will get ripped to shreds if a striker like Aubamyang gets hold of him.


15.) 08 Jul 2018 12:34:45
Maguire has been superb. He was superb against Salah too this season. Luckily Salah made one excellent turn that rolled him inside out to get the goal.
But as I said, with two 50m defenders next to him, he has had to carry them in the big moments. In this system he is absolutely fantastic and I can’t praise him enough.


16.) 08 Jul 2018 12:35:38
I think that's the issue at the moment, Maguire is good in air, but he's not been asked to do much other defending. If we got to the final, and it was France, I'd be tempted to move the three around, so maguire can mark giroud and let someone else take mbappes side - Maguire versus mbappe would be carnage 😅.


17.) 08 Jul 2018 12:57:24
Ed1, original site = football-rumours.co.uk?
I was here then. This is when you and ed2 walked into my life and I haven't looked back since 😅.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate, started in summer 2001.}


18.) 08 Jul 2018 13:28:12
Wow! 2001? I only started following when my first kid was few months old. That was 2009. I wonder how the football-rumours page was then.


19.) 08 Jul 2018 14:02:43
Think I first signed up the first year of Liverpool-rumours, when was that? Also, that reminds me of a question I've often pondered: Ed001 what would you say really helped the site to take off and when? Was there a year or a page that acted as a particular catalyst? Only because my own original interest was quite quite narrowly focused on Liverpool, I kinda thought that the other pages were extensions of this one. A brief description of what major ups or downs you've had would be fascinating. :)

{Ed001's Note - I can't remember when we first started having separate sites for specific clubs, but they were initially the Glasgow pair as those fans were just dicks and ruining the site by sending in shedloads of abuse. Then it was Liverpool because LFC fans were swamping the site. The main thing that really saw it take off was the takeover, it was fairly busy anyway, but it went insane when that was ongoing. I think I went about 4 or 5 days without any proper sleep, just snatched naps here and there because it was so busy. At one point we had all the editors editing the site but there were so many posts they reached thousands waiting and it was climbing.}


20.) 08 Jul 2018 14:04:10
Amazing Ed01, I, ve been here for 6 years but never realised it originally started in 2001. I know I am stating the obvious Ed, but from your position, have you noticed how fans have become progressively more abusive and critical of players and clubs etc, in recent years, or was it just as bad when you started out in 2001.
There seems to be keyboard warriors everywhere these days.

Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - it has got worse, defo worse now than it used to be. Particularly LFC fans, who used to be well known for their support and fairness towards other teams. Nowadays that is long gone.}


21.) 08 Jul 2018 14:32:13
That saddens me. I really hope it's just big-mouthed, armchair keyboard crusaders who have never even been to Anfield and were not fans in the 80s or 90s. Some people just like to gripe on the internet and stir sh! t. I imagine them in their mom's basement somewhere in Ohio.

{Ed001's Note - it sees to be just the way it has gone.}


22.) 08 Jul 2018 15:06:24
Thanks for the reply ED01, So disappointing to read about Liverpool fans being the main culprits for dishing out abuse. We really don't help ourselves.
I can understand why ED02 can be quite scathing about Liverpool fans, the latest being the vile abuse of Karius.
EDO01 and ED02 both confirming that Liverpool fans are one of the worst for abuse. My brother got me supporting LFC and always spoke about our fans being the most knowledgable and fair in the land.
What happened to that.
ALL the best.

{Ed001's Note - time mate, it has been a long time since the league as won.}


23.) 08 Jul 2018 15:45:27
I think it was 2005 we we started having separate site for all team. I remember Ed02 saying that the traffic and question on the orignal site ws like 80% liverpool so Liverpool rumours were the first site created.


24.) 08 Jul 2018 15:46:24
Well said, self hating Liverpool fans is something that’s grown into an awful thing. Probably down to football manager addiction 😉Unable to realize things are never black and white. Can’t understand there are human factors at play as well. Recently it appears that your not allowed to say nice things on this site anymore without abuse sent your way and fine spamming of the dislike buttons. Still though, maybe as this season unfolds we might see a little more of the positivity returning. We had a brilliant season last year after expecting so very little. Let’s hope we are presently surprised again.


25.) 08 Jul 2018 15:31:53
{Ed001's Note - if only Maguire really was able to defend he would be good. }. Brilliant response, Ed. WYRED, we don't need to watch international footie to to know whether Maguire is good or not. We have PL footie to judge and he is as overrated as they come. He is big, strong and physical hence, it is only normal that he is imposing in the air.

Apart from that, he is a poor defender with NO pace, stiff hips hence, can't turn hence, can be easily spun (just ask Salah on how he did him for pace), would not cut it in a high defensive line and is poor defending in wide areas, the two latter things that you need to be great at if you wanna play in a Klopp defensive system. Nah, regardless of the fine job he is doing for England (in a slow, deep-lying defensive setup), Maguire is not good enuff to play for LFC as he lacks the tools needed to play the system, tools Lovren and VVD have in abundance.

{Ed001's Note - he is not that slow you know. If you watch him, he just gets caught on his heels a lot as he does not read the game that well. So he ends up having to accelerate after someone who is already off and running making him look slow in comparison.}


26.) 08 Jul 2018 19:35:48
Whenever I see Harry maguire I always think "I bet he spends a lot of time unblocking his toilet" and also that I would hate to spend anytime near his arm pit.

We have two of the world's best centre backs in Vvd and lovren. There is no need to think about hm.


 

 

07 Jul 2018 09:04:39
Out of left field here but what does the forum think about us bringing back Oscar from China?
still young enough to give us a good length of service
and might be eager to prove himself in Europe again at a major club
of all the players since Coutinho left who I have heard mentioned as his replacement imo no one fits the bill more then oscar
Now I know me myself included said he chased money over his career but read an article he done where he said it was to secure his family future long term which no man can really argue with imo
Paulinho went and came back to the Brazil team and Barcelona
I don't think he would cost a packet
is hard worker in midfield but most importantly has talent.
Can see a pass can score goals and lots of them as well
can play midfield or as one of the wingers
for me he ticks all the boxes
and someone who I think we should look at
if Fekir might go for 60m
and we could get Oscar for cheaper which makes more sense.
Would love ED001 opinion on this one please even if I get the pee taken out of me lol.

Johncrow Junior

1.) 07 Jul 2018 09:36:38
Oscar is on a kings ransom out there and has stated he is there for the money. that is not the sort of drive i want from players in our team.


2.) 07 Jul 2018 10:19:59
With central mid his best position there's no room for him as he would be too far down the pecking order and as you say his wages are astronomical.


3.) 07 Jul 2018 11:20:07
So wrong for us on many levels. Not going to make lists I am sure other posters will do that.


4.) 07 Jul 2018 12:27:44
There he is right on cue negative comment with no foundation behind it
you really need to stop looking towards other posters to back up your comments mate be assertive have faith in your reasoning.
It is your right to disagree, fully respect that.
I will say he creatively is better then Milner henderson Lallana and would improve our squad purely from a footballing (not money) point of view
See Walter I made a point backed it up and point my own view across
you should try it sometime mate you might be surprised what you come out with.

{Ed001's Note - is he all that creative? Whenever I saw him he was crap. His passing was awful for Chelsea.}


5.) 07 Jul 2018 14:06:16
I think he’s decent enough a player but for what his wages would be I think there are better options out there imo.


6.) 07 Jul 2018 14:46:00
Coutinho goals and assists in the premier league are 41 goals and 35 assists from 152 appearances

Oscars are 21 goals and 19 assists from 131 games

so I think it is wrong to suggest he is not creative and does not score goals and make goals

I stand by my suggestion but thank you for commenting Ed001
and to all who did.


 

 

26 Jun 2018 12:33:19
Danny ings offered new contract but has told Liverpool he wants to leave not sure if this is true or not but I have always liked him and hope he stays but he probably knows he won't get much first team action as a starter.

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11 Jul 2018 11:35:05
MK I would be so disappointed if he left as their is a really good intelligent footballer in there somewhere
I really believe he's does not realize how good he could be but I really hope he does not leave.

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26 Jun 2018 18:53:08
Thank you for the above mate not sure kelvin would appreciate it lol
but I sure do
where do you think he might end up mate?

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26 Jun 2018 17:25:28
Square Tomato hope your doing well mate just wanna know if you have heard any incomings as well?

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29 May 2018 09:18:50
you welcome Salah mate
it may turn out to be crap but thought I would share
albeit now Lemar seems to have come back into the frame as well according to Lequipe
So my little birdy looks like he may have given me duff info lol.

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16 May 2018 13:17:38
thank you hjikle for understanding the point i was making about Trapp.

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16 Jul 2018 11:53:02
Hi Salah mate I think there was 169 total scored more or less
so 167 looks pretty good guess to me.

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15 Jul 2018 04:58:01
Great to wake up and read the fella is making a recovery.

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14 Jul 2018 12:29:57
Shaktar.

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13 Jul 2018 22:50:35
It was well documented about Mane Attitude as well and those rumours were proved wrong.

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13 Jul 2018 21:30:55
here here mate
lets hope he does us proud.

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