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25 Apr 2018 06:55:46
Hi eds. do you know when Lallana it due back. After the injury to the ox we need him ASAP. ?

{Ed001's Note - he is not expected back this season, unless we make the final in which case he could possibly make it. Not sure we 'need' him, good player as he is, we have not missed him at all this season and look better without him. He does not fit the way we play any more.}

1.) 25 Apr 2018 07:06:41
Ok thanks eds
Maybe time for him to move on then.

2.) 25 Apr 2018 07:46:10
I think we are all panicking over Midfield options ed mate. what's your thoughts? We have 3 fit options only now. Anyone from U21 or U23 that might be drafted in?

{Ed001's Note - maybe time to give Trent a run in his natural position?}

3.) 25 Apr 2018 08:14:07
Be a good chance against stoke at the weekend maybe and play Gomez at rb.

4.) 25 Apr 2018 08:19:41
Good shout Ed to be fair. Gomez back to RB. Hendo probably needs a rest? Can you think of any youngsters he might call on or should the 3 senior fit CMs be able to play all remaining games in your opinion?

{Ed001's Note - there is plenty of rest after next week's game. So they should be enough. If not maybe we could give Williams a chance, at 22 he needs to get a game or two just to see if he is capable of raising his game. You only know for sure when they get a go. Sometimes a kid can stand out a mile but then shrink mentally and fail miserably in the adult game. Other kids look average in youth football but they get a lucky break and suddenly grow as players to look like they belong there. It really shouldn't be an issue to cope for 4 games with the three we have and then they get two weeks to rest before the final (hopefully).}

5.) 25 Apr 2018 08:28:14
Just made a post on another thread saying the same ed, I think it is time to push him up to the midfield, let's see how he handles it, I think he'll do really well plus there's no better time then now.

6.) 25 Apr 2018 08:40:46
Cheers ed. You make so much sense. I would have far less stress and grey hairs if I could talk to you everytime I get a little flustered or concerned in life lol. Have a good day mate.

{Ed001's Note - I would say that is the good thing about getting older that you get less flustered but me ma is blooming ancient and she still gets overly stressed about every little thing.}

7.) 25 Apr 2018 08:44:43
In terms of having enough in the tank it shouldn't be a problem Ed001. But we are also one errant kick from not having enough fit midfielders for the biggest game of the decade.

{Ed001's Note - then you give a youngster a chance and you never know you might unearth a future star. If we aren't going to give them a chance when injuries strike because of panicky fans we may as well scrap the academy altogether.}

8.) 25 Apr 2018 09:09:43
I’d like to see Hendo, Gini and Woodburn against Stoke and maybe Milner coming on last 30mins to rest Hendo for a bit.

We need TAA’s delivery from out wide against Stoke IMO.

9.) 25 Apr 2018 10:42:31
Fully agree ed001, but I'm dissapointed that we have to give them a chance now. I questioned at the time, and continue to question, why they are not as a rule present in every match day squad so they could have gotten some chances in a few of the 16 (yes that's right, 16) games this season where we have won by 3 or more goals? It does get annoying finding ourselves repeatedly unprepared for this.

{Ed001's Note - I expect the Prem will follow Serie A's lead and increase the number of subs available soon enough. Serie A did it because they wanted to help the Italian national side by giving youngsters more chances in the first team. Whether it would actually do that or not is arguable but it would certainly mean managers would have no excuse for not giving kids a chance. Though it would probably just see Guardiola demand another half billion to spend to fill the bench with expensive first team players....}

10.) 25 Apr 2018 13:07:47
Ed001 do you know has Jordan Williams been training with the 1st team? I know he played a bunch of games for Rochdale, but not since October and he hasn't been playing for the U23s. I'd imagine it's more likely Gini will play as the deep mid and one or two of Woodburn/ Jones/ Kane could get a start. I know they're younger but age doesn't seem to be a factor for Klopp if you're good enough.

{Ed001's Note - a lot of the young uns train with the first team and it swaps about, to get them used to being with the group.}

11.) 25 Apr 2018 20:54:55
Jordan Williams is currently on loan at Rochdale so I imagine he wouldn’t be an option unless recall was an option.

{Ed002's Note - Of course not.}

12.) 26 Apr 2018 09:06:41
No Gordo, it was only a loan until January, but he suffered a knee injury at the end of October and hasn't kicked a football since.

13.) 26 Apr 2018 12:16:15
SGRED, I’d argue that Trent’s positioning would still find him out wide when playing RCM, just look at the positions Milner and the Ox take up throughout a game. Means he still gets to put in killer deliveries but also experience a game in midfield at the highest level. Also means if we play Gomez at RB that we can shift to a 3-4-3 when needed without having to bring an extra centre back on like we have been lately.
Cheers (3rd attempt at this post)

14.) 26 Apr 2018 12:17:51
Gordo - I believe his loan finished back in Jan. I just checked the Rochdale website and there is no mention of him (although they do have a Jordan Williams out on loan to Lincoln which threw me for a tick) . But he isn't injured AFAIK so Im guessing he needs to work harder to convince Critchley because he isn't getting into the U23 atm.



10 Nov 2017 11:03:01
Is there a Liverpool sharkpod yet eds👍🏻.

{Ed002's Note - Right now my plan is to do them all next Thursday. I am either travelling or busy working until then.}

1.) 10 Nov 2017 12:29:45
Ok mate thanks.

2.) 10 Nov 2017 23:14:10
Looking forward to this, roll on next week, any chance when you get a spare moment next week Ed002 you can start the intergalactic legends team? Thanks mate.

{Ed002's Note - It may need to be the week after.}

3.) 11 Nov 2017 16:59:13
Silly question. How do you gain access to the old sharkpods? I've tried the search engine but for me it just brings up comments that has the word sharkpod in there.

{Ed033's Note - old sharkpods



02 Nov 2017 08:26:40
Any chance of a sharkpod eds👍🏻.

{Ed002's Note - I will try to get to it in the coming days.}

1.) 02 Nov 2017 13:44:33
Thanks ed002 - you're awesome 👏😍.



20 Sep 2017 21:16:20
Hi eds
I know we signed matip on a free way before the transfer window opened. Is there anyone We could sign in the coming weeks leading up to Jan that would help our defence in anyway. It would be nice to know that we had someone lined up ready.
As always thanks.

{Ed001's Note - not that I know of.}

1.) 21 Sep 2017 02:51:23
We signed Matip early because his contract was expiring, not many players contracts expire in January.

2.) 21 Sep 2017 03:42:34
I did a search and Joe lescott is available ;)
Two interesting players in Jan Kirchoff and flamini are available too.

3.) 21 Sep 2017 08:11:40
Jan Kirchoff? The massive German who kept Sunderland up single handedly 2 years ago?

That can't be right. If it is he must be injured. He is a decent centre back/ holding midfielder from what I've seen. Sunderland were soft, lacked leadership, lacking in steel and fight etc and he went in there and was a massive part of their turn around.

I didn't see enough of him to know if he is good enough for Liverpool, but he is a better defender than Lovren and Klavan that is for sure!

{Ed001's Note - he is awful MKS, he is slow, cumbersome and got the credit for no reason I could see. He was always about 6 yards behind the play, but he put in a couple of good passes and suddenly he was the reincarnation of Beckenbauer in the media. One man kept Sunderland up that season and it was not Kirchhoff, it was Allardyce. Kirchhoff is injured, he did his cruciate, but he is simply not as good as people believe. He makes Matip look lively when chasing back.}

4.) 21 Sep 2017 11:50:56
How can you claim he kept them up single handedly then further state you didn't see enough to see how good he actually was?

I like your efforts MK, I just don't think the knowledge is there.

5.) 21 Sep 2017 11:52:13
I'm not saying he'd suit us Ed. Every game i saw him in though he was arguably man of the match so that's all i can go off of. I agree he looks too slow for us and i only saw him 2 or 3 times so I'm certainly not going to suggest we sign him. He was a monster at set pieces though and seemed to get the best out of the useless players he had around him. As a pure defender though he looked decent. Nothing special, just decent. If he signed for us he'd just be another stop gap so I'd rather we wait anyway.

I was just surprised he didn't have a club. He'd suit a team like West Brom, Palace, Huddersfield etc. If he has a cruciate injury though, that explains it.

6.) 21 Sep 2017 13:58:33
So the day we feared has come injuries too centre backs an they were already rubbish, now we have no cover total crime too neglect the transfer window for defensive cover.

7.) 21 Sep 2017 15:23:13
Lol ed (≧▽≦)

8.) 21 Sep 2017 16:47:03
Smplfc, i can only judge what i saw. I watched Sunderland with and without him that season and they were a completely different side. Maybe I've confused the impact of Kirchoff, with the impact of Allardyce. But those two coming in definitely coincided with Sunderland becoming much harder to beat and a much more solid looking unit. Then when they didn't have him last season they were back to being an flaccid bunch of strangers. Again, could've been Allardyce being gone too though.

Unfair to suggest I've not got any knowledge though when all I've done is call a player I've watched a few times decent. Hardly gone over board with the praise have i 😂 although i have since noticed i missed an almost out of my original post. It should've read "almost single handedly" so perhaps that is why people are jumping down my throat for daring to suggest Kirchoff is a mid table Premier League player 🙄 Khazri, Kirchoff and Kone changed their season i thought. I mean you can disagree but when they signed Sunderland looked doomed to go down, but their fortunes were completely changed. You are all so quick to claim that you can't make a silk purse from a sows ear when i defend our players, so you can't then in the same breath say that Sunderland staying up was 100% down to Allardyce. He clearly added players who could make the difference, but that is my point. Kirchoff was part of the change that made that difference.

Anyway, feel like we're splittng hairs over terminology, my choice of cliché phrase (which has seemingly been taken way too literally), and people are perhaps jumping to the conclusion that i think he'd be a good signing for us. I'd still be surprised if Kirchoff struggles to find a mid table top flight club once he's fit. Be that in England or back in Germany the bloke is clearly a decent player. From a Liverpool perspective i appreciate he's not good enough, but for a team dwelling at the bottom struggling to keep out goals he would be seen as a big step up in defensive quality. Horses for courses mate, you can't view everything from Liverpool's world or else we are saying that a good 95% of pro footballers are terrible! It's all relative 😉.

9.) 21 Sep 2017 17:58:03
You have also taken my point out of context mate.

My point isn't your end assessment on the player, it's the fact that you made the asssessment and then when Ed disagreed you stated that you had only actually watched him "2 or 3 times". Not once did I say I don't rate the player or it was all down to big Sam, nor am I pushing something down your throats for having an opinion.

I actually agree with your initial statement. I disagree with eds views and although Sam definitely signed players to pay to his strength, he was one that looked like he had a bit of class about him.

My point is and that's all it is in my opinion, lack of experience leads you to make large opinions without backing them up properly or forming them to either agree with Ed or to disagree with the majority.

Like I said mate it wasn't a dig, all a bit of light hearted banter, but I actually rate Kirchoff!

10.) 21 Sep 2017 20:44:27
We started to go downhill when Djimi Traore and Kewell left.

11.) 22 Sep 2017 00:28:14
omalley is correct, everything is clear for me now.

12.) 22 Sep 2017 10:30:21
Actually that Hoffenheim CB is pretty fast, he caught up with Mane when matip started 1st.

13.) 22 Sep 2017 12:56:48
Are you referring to their captain who needlessly gave the ball to Salah near the half way line and almost gave us a throw away goal?
I can appreciate anyone making a mistake but a glaring one like that is not really needed in a defence like ours at the moment thanks lol!

14.) 22 Sep 2017 21:30:00
Klopp must have forseen the scenario loosing Matip/ Lovren. I would guess he just have a lot of FAITH in Gomez. Maybe WE should support this?
I really really like Gomez. He's got pace, he's calm, he has ability on the ball. He may lack a bit of rutine, and some belief in himself. Maybe both Klopp and me would have chosen to ease the "kid" in over the season, but HEY, he might grab the PL by the balls, in september!



26 Aug 2017 11:20:17
Hi eds1
With only a few days to go in the transfer window. Is there any new bits of info regarding players in or out that mite of interest to us Liverpool fans. Yo must have some nice little gems that you've kept to your self. 😉😉
As all ways thanks eds. not long now till the craziness is over 👍🏼.

{Ed001's Note - nothing new mate, I still expect 2 or 3 signings before the window is shut. Centre back, Ox and another midfielder is the plan. Other than that, the only things I keep back is the personal stuff or stuff I am asked not to talk about.}

1.) 26 Aug 2017 11:41:41
Great update ed. That will do for me mate. Im one who sometimes asks to many questions but your info is appreciated. Thank you.

{Ed001's Note - cheers, sorry it is not much, I have been so busy trying to find out stuff for so many sites, I have been not getting much for any. It was a mistake trying to do too much and a lesson has been learnt, I used to get far more on other teams as an aside when chasing up Liverpool info only that I have done by chasing up stuff on lots of teams!}

2.) 26 Aug 2017 11:42:41
I would be very happy with that its wat we need.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 11:44:34
Ed001 appreciate your opinion. Can I have your insight rather than your personal opinion (I remember you saying your opinion was he leaves)
Has the club accepted coutinho is leaving this window? I apologise in advance if you've done this to death, but everyone on here is taking like he's already left, and the outside world is talking like he's not leaving. I'm trying to form an educated opinion but it's hard!

{Ed001's Note - there is no intention to sell by the club. The club have dug its heels in and the decision is that nothing short of a world record fee would buy him this summer. That is what they are saying anyway, but they have also been saying he was injured and ill, so who knows, you can no longer trust their word sadly.}

4.) 26 Aug 2017 11:58:57
Ed 01 cheers as always for the update.

5.) 26 Aug 2017 12:12:46
Nice one ed. Enjoy ya weekend mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I will if we win!}

6.) 26 Aug 2017 12:28:50
I'm guessing we'll hold onto him unless a few of our targets come off which frankly is sensible business.

7.) 26 Aug 2017 12:48:01
Thank you so much Ed001. We can only imagine it must be a stressfull time for you guys!

Can I ask for your personal opinion. Who do you belive would be the idial fit for the CM and the CB spot of those who are available?

Cheers and thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - available is impossible to answer. I would say though Koulibaly suits defensively, while he is not perfect he is strong in the air, quick and used to a high line and pressing system. I have to be honest I have not seen anyone truly suited in the midfield, though I would take Obiang from West Ham.}

8.) 26 Aug 2017 13:26:17
I love you Ed01! You are the best!

{Ed001's Note - was that a typo? 1 and 2 are very close together and it is an easy mistake to make....}

9.) 26 Aug 2017 14:33:30
Obiang 😂.

10.) 26 Aug 2017 15:02:01
What about n'didi or doucoure?

11.) 26 Aug 2017 15:42:30
I concur Ed001 thank's a million for all your help mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate.

Ndidi is not available right now or I would defo like us to sign him.}

12.) 26 Aug 2017 15:59:47
Obiang is a decent option. Puts himself about, can tackle and pass and knows his position.

{Ed002's Note - Option?}




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11 Dec 2018 15:49:01
Hi eds
With you saying you are busy with your family for the next few weeks and won’t be able to do match reviews could I make a suggestion and could someone else do them. I have read other reviews on here before from a poster that were good I just can’t remember who.

{Ed002's Note - You want to take a crack at doing one? Any other takers?}

1.) 11 Dec 2018 16:12:33
Nooo not me I struggle to type this up 😂 but am sure there others would like a go.

{Ed025's Note - MK scouser, salah and Brover have good penmanship but there are others on here who are good as well, time for someone to step up to the plate, i could do them but it may cause a riot.. :)

2.) 11 Dec 2018 17:03:15
An Ed002 match review would no doubt be hilarious, accurate and cutting at the same time 😄.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 17:23:35
An ed002 review following a win by us against Man Unite on Sunday would be priceless.

4.) 11 Dec 2018 17:03:15
An Ed002 match review would no doubt be hilarious, accurate and cutting at the same time 😄.

{Ed002's Note - I would have to do it without watching the game though.}

5.) 11 Dec 2018 17:26:41
Lol that would be funny Ron as would an Ed25 one! lol!

6.) 11 Dec 2018 17:29:24
Hey Eds025 if your still about, how do you think Fabinio's been doing, we're all v happy with him, has he started to change your mind?

{Ed025's Note - he has done ok i suppose IDLLK but he has had a lot of help from jimmy and naby what iv seen mate, if he does well i will give the fella due praise but its early days yet and he has not come up against much to be honest, lets see how he does when the big boys come out to play mate and he has to take more responsibility..

7.) 11 Dec 2018 17:46:50
Hey all, I'm happy to have a bash at Man U, Wolves and Newcastle (next 3 PL games), presuming Ed001 can do Napoli?

I'm on hols then, so need someone else to cover from Arsenal onwards.

Not sure of the exact ratio of commentary vs gags, but, hey, it'll be interesting!

{Ed025's Note - sounds good to me zed..

8.) 11 Dec 2018 18:21:18
Mk is a shout.

9.) 11 Dec 2018 18:13:27
I don’t know what games you’ve been watching Ed025😂 the guys making around 7-9 crunching tackles a game and has been very confident on the ball as well, including against everton, what more does he have to do to get you to accept defeat? Win the 2019 Ballon d’or?

{Ed025's Note - tackling does not count AW since you all want it banning after ben mee,s challenge on gomez, the thing is mate that you are so desperate for him to do well (or prove me wrong) that you are lauding ordinary performances as brilliant, and thats ok by me as i can be biased as well at times, but i can say hes fantastic if you want?..

10.) 11 Dec 2018 19:05:59
He's been nothing special. has not impressed for me. Good squad player but based on his price you would expect he would be an obvious inclusion in the starting 11 and he has not been.

11.) 11 Dec 2018 21:34:28
Go for it Zed.

12.) 11 Dec 2018 21:36:27
If love a crack at a match review but I’m a chef, it’s December - the 3 hours it takes just to watch the game twice would be a stretch, let alone the time to write the report. More than happy to chip in with a bit of writing though to (hopefully) keep people entertained. I’m putting the finishing touches today to something I’ve written for this site that will be getting sent to you lovely Ed’s tomorrow.

13.) 11 Dec 2018 19:18:59
You mean ben Mee’s assualt on Gomez ed? ;)

{Ed025's Note - no firmane i mean the tackle, just like the VVD one tonight where his momentum took him through the player, it happens mate its a contact sport..

14.) 11 Dec 2018 19:39:16
Personally i didn’t have a problem with Ben Mee’s challenge on Gomez, i haven’t seen anyone even complain about it? It was a fair challenge and the rain saw him slide off the field and hurt himself.

Quite the contrary, you don’t have to think Fabinho is the second coming, just that he is a little bit better than, as you put it, a ‘lemon’. I think the vast majority of people would say his performances have been quite positive so far, only time will tell though just how good he is.

{Ed025's Note - thats right AW, you are very fair there mate but on fab if he was as good as you say he would have started in this very important game, he never so that should tell you a lot..

15.) 11 Dec 2018 23:49:48
Would love to read Zeds reviews.

Ed's 025 love your opinions but Fabinio was brought in as a DM crunching tackles are his remit, and the boy can play a bit too from what I've seen.

{Ed025's Note - i cant argue with that IDLLK, but lets not castigate mee and then say its ok for fab to do it as thats just hypocrisy mate, i would like to hear zed,s review of tonight as he usually has a balanced view on things mate..

16.) 12 Dec 2018 01:38:55
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Eds and Reds, first review due on Sunday evening!

Can't really give much of a review of today I'm afraid Ed025 as I missed the first half (travelling home) and then was juggling work and watching for the second half! From what I caught, it looked pretty frenetic, quite end to end in the second half.

We should have had this dead and buried with 20-25 mins to go but I'm not sure whether the boys (Mane esp) caught a bit of the nerves and tension that we fans felt as they seemed to hurry their shots, thinking Mane's past the post on the left, and Salah's dragged wide on the right.

I really can't complain about our monster of a GK after that save - epic! - but I noticed his distribution got a bit wayward in the second half. I wonder what his pass completion stats were? I reckon they were a bit down on his average in this game.

Matip is growing on me and he seems to play a lot better alongside VVD than he did alongside Lovren last season. With VVD being suspended for the first leg of the next UCL game, we HAVE to hope Gomez is fit and play Gomez/ Lovren rather than Matip/ Lovren.

17.) 12 Dec 2018 08:17:18
Lets not forget Fab came on and nearly cost us the game when you're lauding him as something special IDLLK and AW. He met a lot of headers the last 10, but the one that counted in the box he fluffed, Alisson bailed him out.

{Ed001's Note - actually, if you watch it again, there was a push of players which stopped him reaching it, bit harsh to say he nearly cost us the game. Van Dijk failed to make headers too, as did quite a few players at the other end, why so harsh on a player that had just come on as a sub? Or do you also want to hit out at them as nearly costing us the game? Salah could have easily had a hat-trick, did he nearly cost us the game by failing to score the other times?}

18.) 13 Dec 2018 08:36:02
If there's a push of our players in front of him to go for a header, it wasn't his header to be won, an he would have filled the gap behind them, as such the ball wouldn't have gone through to Milik.

Alternatively he wins the header and it doesn't go through to Milik, the other players around the ball aren't blameless, I just feel the majority lies with Fab.

Salah and Mane also could have cost us the game with their poor finishing, you're right, I don't dispute that, Alisson bailed them out too, but the above posts weren't about them.

I don't have a vendetta against Fab, I don't mean to be overly harsh, I actually quite like what he's done so far, but lauding him as something he's not yet is all the point I was making. If that was Henderson making that mistake at the end would people have been so keen to let him off the hook?

Also I don't buy the argument about just coming on as a sub, I don't remember the exact time he came on but he must have had at least 5-10 mins by then.

Anyway not meaning to sound argumentative Ed, just how I see it, don't take it the wrong way. May have to agree to disagree.

{Ed001's Note - he only came on in the 85th minute and you misread or I explained badly, the player was pushed into him, not there was a push of players ahead of him.}

19.) 13 Dec 2018 09:26:52
No worries ed, maybe a bit of both. Anyway we won the game that's all that matters at the end of the day, have a good day ed. Appreciate you giving me your point of view too.

{Ed001's Note - I realised I put of not on, so it should have read push on players, not push of players. I see what you are saying though, I didn't see the previous posts before, just yours and it came across as unnecessarily harsh on its own. However, when the context is taken into account, I can see what you mean.}



07 Dec 2018 18:57:59
Hi eds
I know your really busy but I was hoping I could ask if you could have a page with some of your funny stories about footballers or other people stories they have. Would be good to have on those boring days when we need something to read. Thanks eds.

{Ed001's Note - do you mean something like the 'And Finally...' thing I do on Monday's Review of the Day but longer?}

1.) 07 Dec 2018 19:22:19
A page like that would be quality Ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - I could do that, might make it difficult to fill up Monday's page though. I will have a think about some of the longer stories that I can put on there to fill up a page with.}

2.) 07 Dec 2018 19:53:57
Ed, instead of adding it to the Monday's review of the day you could add it to that page once a week instead mate? always love them bits you add, it would be good to have a dedicated page for it.

{Ed001's Note - if that is the consensus I am happy to go along with that.}

3.) 07 Dec 2018 21:15:37

4.) 07 Dec 2018 21:21:21
Love it Ed, please do it.

5.) 08 Dec 2018 00:42:34
The story with John Aldridge and cascarino playing with Jack Charlton about the penny on the forehead has to be one of the best stories in football I have ever heard. Aldridge tells it always, it's brilliant.

6.) 08 Dec 2018 03:05:38
Fantastic idea LongThing and Ed I think it would be a great addition to the site. The daily news threads are awesome as they are, the "random" stories from the past are a nice to have so would be value added to include them in a separate weekly update.

Anyway, as I rarely post, this seems like a great opportunity to thank the EDs for their splendid work.

Ed1 and Ed2: It's one thing to be as dedicated to the site (s) as you are but to be able to add the technical insight and internal foresight that you do is what makes this site untouchable from a rivals perspective. Not only that but you've also provided a platform that has allowed a family to grow. One that has helped a few people through dark times. And we owe all of that to the two of you.

I am sure I speak for the vast majority of users when I say my utmost appreciation goes to both of you for everything you've done. I understand the trolling knuckleheads can get a bit much at times but the longer you can keep the frustrations at bay the better as I guarantee 99% of people worship you both. An additional recognition has to go to Ed2 who does all of this off the kindness of his heart, I know you won't mind me singling this out Ed1!

Finally, this site has given birth to an amazing event which, despite not being a part of this coming year due to personal reasons, is something I look forward to supporting wholeheartedly. I am, of course, referring to the Matt Hawker Cup. It was an incredible event last year so please make it if you even have a slither of a chance.

Ed25: I am a rugby player so I don't really buy into this whole rivalry thing as much as the modern day fan. You are a shining light to what can, sometimes, be a very dark place to be a part of. Your light hearted nature and ability to have banter without crossing the line brings a breathe of fresh air to this site. I look forward to the 2020/ 2021 season where we will battling to the final day for the Premier League title.

I apologise to any regular users that I miss in this but a special thanks has to go to Salah, Benny, Ron, Carra, mk, waro and negativeredwalter (yes, you read that correctly) zeddicus, Frankly, Firminosteeth, Davey, Brover, hailstones, drogie, southernred, reid. you know what, there are far more of you than I thought. Obviously the Ed's are the reason this exists but your banter and opinions are what makes it exciting. Keep up the good work guys. You know what, I should include Scholes and the gunners as they are always good company.

It's because of all of you above that any sane user knows there's only one "rumours" site to come to.

Enough of my waffle, take care all.


{Ed001's Note - thank you very much mate, I really appreciate that. It should also be pointed out Ed025 does this out of the goodness of his heart too (though who even knew an Evertonian had goodness or a heart?!?). I am really glad it has been able to help people, it has certainly helped me to have it here when life might otherwise have been hard to cope with. This place becomes a refuge at times.}

7.) 08 Dec 2018 04:21:44
That's a really good idea. To those that missed the daily reviews, can catch it up there instead.

{Ed001's Note - I wouldn't do it in both mate, repeating content is not something I like to do. It is not fair on those people who read the daily review to just get the same stuff as a separate article. Also it feels a bit like cheating. I always get annoyed with those TV shows that always include a recap of the previous episode and then at the end show what is coming next, so you only actually get 10 minutes of show in a 30 minutes slot. It is just a way of cheating the viewer and making cheap TV (like flashbacks). Using the same pieces in more than one article would feel like I was doing the same.}

8.) 08 Dec 2018 04:33:08
That's exactly what I meant Ed mate. If this comes to fruition, maybe you can put those you have put earlier on as well, as a compilation or some sort. In the end, you can do it whichever way you feel the best Ed. And regardless, this will be yet another good page for us fans of you guys' work.

{Ed001's Note - ahhh I see what you mean. I will have a think about whether it is worth doing that or just carrying on with a fresh page. I mean if people would like them compiled on one page then that is a different thing, I just don't want to do it as in a lazy 'slice bits here and there from old articles to make a new one' type of thing. My plan was just to add it into the series of articles I do, though I would need a name for it, as it might not always be about football or even sports all the time. My parents are coming to stay in the next few days, so I will make sure to tap them for stories from their youth, in the 1920s or whenever it was they were young (if that ever happened? They claim to have once been young, but I have never seen it so I am dubious).}

9.) 08 Dec 2018 06:54:54
Post of the month Cotsi, thank you for the mention too mate. It's always good to see people appreciating the Eds, we don't quite see it enough! Top site, top Eds and top posters! it's the first site I go on in a morning and the last on a night! somewhat addictive isn't it? lol.

10.) 08 Dec 2018 08:17:18
Fully agree with every word, Cotsi - This site is unrivalled. I have learned more from Ed001’s comments about football in 2 years than at any point before that combined.

11.) 08 Dec 2018 08:38:54
Anything would be great eds and thank you I know you are very very busy. And on a side note I’ve been going though the worst 6 months of my life and still am. And coming on this site every day and reading really does help take my mind off all the troubles. So big thanks to everyone that helps with the site.

{Ed001's Note - I am sorry to hear that mate, I hope things get better for you soon.}

12.) 08 Dec 2018 09:42:46
Costi thanks for the mention. Longthing 76 i hope your troubles pass in no time at all. Wishing you all the best.

13.) 08 Dec 2018 10:09:56
Longthing, sorry to hear of your troubles mate. If there's one thing for certain, there's always obstacles which try to stop us in our tracks. Easier said than done but try and jump over them, once you do, you're a stronger person :) . Once you hit rock bottom, there's only one way and it's up! if you ever need to chat feel free to let me know, keep your head up mate! I really hope 2019 is a much better year for you. I'm sure it will be though because you'll witness us lifting that PL trophy ;) . Take care.

14.) 08 Dec 2018 12:46:21
Thanks you for your kind words they mean a lot. A have an amazing wife, kids and family that help me get though the hard days. And like I said coming on here to read helps take my mind off things.



14 May 2018 08:18:38
Just got to say back in when we lost couts I asked eds1 if he thought we would make CL with out him. Eds said yes I had my doubts but here we are finishing 4th place and qualified for next year. Brilliant!
A lot of talk yesterday about have we improved. Ok we finished 4th again but we are in the final and to do all this and lose one of our best players and put money in the bank ready to sign some quality players. Am a happy boy today bring on Kiev 👊🏼.

1.) 14 May 2018 10:01:12
Balancing playing European football and not letting it affect you in the league is very hard. It is a skill Rodgers lacked. The only season we finished top 4 under Rodgers, we weren't in Europe. This is the first time since 08/ 09 that we have finished top 4 whilst playing in Europe. So to say it is anything less than a huge achievement would be an injustice to Klopp and the players.

Time to go up another level Now and challenge for the title!

2.) 14 May 2018 10:10:12
I thought it was a strange decision to let him go mid season, there is no doubt in my mind we have improved without him! Unbelievable effort from all at the club.
What I will say though, Coutinho was on the way to getting around 20 goals from midfield this season if he'd stayed, can Keita get goals? I'm hoping he can.

3.) 14 May 2018 10:12:39
Spot on MK, it shows marked improvement over the previous season and a sign of improved strength, both first XI and squad. We are on an upwards trajectory, hopefully a successful transfer window and we can keep on moving forwards.

4.) 14 May 2018 10:18:09
Had we bought someone like Fekir in January for Coutinho, we would finish second ahead of UTD!

5.) 14 May 2018 10:18:47
Keita isn't there to take Countinho's spot so it is unfair to ask him to get 20 goals a season.

6.) 14 May 2018 11:00:46
I believe Couts money not in, we will also not spend on VVD. And yes we score less without couts but we concede less due to purchase of VVD. Overall it make us more stable. I think without VVD we may not overcome Citeh.



13 May 2018 08:06:29
Feeling any better today eds. 👍🏻.

{Ed001's Note - I will let you know the answer to that after the game!}



08 May 2018 08:00:12
I know it’s not Liverpool related. And am not a massive Charlie Adams fan but fair dos. To come out and say what he thinks about he own team takes some balls.

{Ed001's Note - except he was blaming others for things he himself is guilty of. Pointing the finger elsewhere on lack of discipline when you get sent off is embarrassing.}

1.) 08 May 2018 08:55:56
Having done it myself several times as a very young man, it takes a lot more 'balls' to stand up and talk only about your own mistakes and failings without comment on how the people around you and their mistakes to normalise yourself.

{Ed001's Note - exactly hjikle, well said.}

2.) 08 May 2018 09:48:07
As the old saying goes, "If you are pointing one finger at others, you have 3 other fingers pointing at you". Never listen to finger-pointers as they do that to deflect from exposing themselves to being slated for the very same thing they are slating others for. If you you never take responsibility, you will never be good at any job. Case in point. Adam is a terrible footballer.

3.) 08 May 2018 10:08:58
He's not a terrible footballer BRover.
Be interesting to see what he does, with Stoke going down.
A Rangers return, with Gerrard would be good?

4.) 08 May 2018 10:11:13
He's not good either TJ.

5.) 08 May 2018 11:21:51
Look in the mirror before you look out the window!

6.) 08 May 2018 15:44:17
Juicer, that is your opinion and you are welcome to it. IMO, he is a terrible footballer, hands down.




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04 Dec 2018 16:17:37
We are still winning people 🤷🏼‍♂️.



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27 Nov 2018 11:00:34
How meany club would want to be were we are in the league and how we exciting football. Says it all for me. Just sit back and enjoy!



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09 May 2018 12:50:45
Is it a German side eds. ?

{Ed002's Note - It was Eintract Frankfurt but it is nothing to do with why he resigned.}



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30 Apr 2018 20:28:48
So disappointed if a player has got the talent but won’t work hard enough. The amount of kids that would kill to be in there position!



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30 Apr 2018 07:18:49
Love it eds👌🏻.

{Ed001's Note - just saying, in a court of law you set precedents with rulings. They have set a precedent now that just throwing a punch is not an offence, it has to have a certain amount of force behind it to count as violent conduct.}




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12 Dec 2018 19:40:30
It’s only 5 weeks until joe is back and 3 week until the window opens so what would be the point and we have kids to bring in if needed.



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12 Dec 2018 17:15:44
I think it would send the wrong message when everything is going so well. I thought hendo had a good game last night.



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12 Dec 2018 17:00:04
Can we not just enjoy a great night verdo. We were under so much pressure weeks before a ball was even kick so we are not going play quite right.
On to Sunday. 🤷🏼‍♂️.



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11 Dec 2018 23:08:01
After we get VVD back then I want Real Madrid.



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11 Dec 2018 16:12:33
Nooo not me I struggle to type this up 😂 but am sure there others would like a go.

{Ed025's Note - MK scouser, salah and Brover have good penmanship but there are others on here who are good as well, time for someone to step up to the plate, i could do them but it may cause a riot.. :)