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09 Jan 2018 18:41:33
Good day fellow Reds and Eds,

Pretty enticing weekend match ahead.
Personally, I'd like to see Gini get a start in midfield this wknd.
We're going to need to be disciplined defensively, esp on the counter, but feel we could use his pace.
Curious about everyone's thoughts.
Eds do you rate him as a starter?
(If so -- over anyone in particular? )

Have great one!

OtterControl

{Ed001's Note - no, he is not doing enough to deserve a game.}


1.) 09 Jan 2018 18:56:59
Appreciate the reply Ed001.


2.) 09 Jan 2018 18:58:33
I'm a fan of Gini and seems to do well against the bigger teams. I think seeing as we're likely to be a little more compact than against other teams, Can and Wijnaldum might not be a bad pairing in the middle. I'm not a huge fan of Can and his head might not be totally right at the moment but if they keep as a pair and stay switched on, with Oxlade just in front, they can give the energy we need.


3.) 09 Jan 2018 19:41:54
Our midfield is in a bad way at the moment. Hendo is injured, Can refuses to even show for the ball. And we have no one else capable of playing the holding role effectively. I'd play a flat 3 of Wiji, Milner and Lallana.

If we don't buy a defensive/ holding midfielder this month I'll be surprised. And I'd have to question the clubs ambition for this season.


4.) 09 Jan 2018 19:51:20
Ox, Milner and Gini for me. Lallana isn't fit enough, and Can isn't in the right frame of mind.

We're not going to out play Silva and De Bruyne, but we can out work them. Not many teams try and get at City though. It will be a shock to their system when we turn up and give them a game.


5.) 09 Jan 2018 19:55:17
I’d rather give Lallana 60 odd minutes or even start Can than play milner and gini together. I wouldn’t play milner in midfield in any case.


6.) 09 Jan 2018 21:29:38
Can, Gini and Ox.

{Ed025's Note - for me thats a very weak midfield by liverpool standards squizza, who creates the chances there?, you would be better with ...curly, larry and mo..


7.) 09 Jan 2018 22:21:50
I’m not saying it’s good enough just who I think he will select . definitely a lack of creativity there but don’t see many other options.

{Ed025's Note - i tend to agree squizza mate..


8.) 10 Jan 2018 00:30:31
i’m not a fan of Gini, said it many times on here (on my lost acc) that 75% of the games he plays I don’t even realize he is on the pitch.
don’t get me wrong in the 25% he makes himself known, he is everywhere and does quite a good job. But the rest of the time he isn’t and I don’t like the odds of him showing up against city 😂.


9.) 09 Jan 2018 22:52:55
Personally I'd like to see Lallana, Gini, and Can.
But I have the feeling Klopp will want to give Milner the armband for this match.
So I think we may see Lallana, Milner, and Can again.

Still cracking up at the "larry, mo, curly" comment!
Nice one, Ed025

Feel bad for guys on the bench who never get any game time though.
I know Huey, Dewey, and Lewie are just chomping at the bit to get on the pitch. :)

{Ed025's Note - well you are a mickey mouse outfit otter.. :)


10.) 09 Jan 2018 23:18:03
Oh Comon Ed025 you’ve been against Ox from the beginning. I agree our midfield can improve but even near perfection such as myself can technically “improve” 😋.

{Ed025's Note - to be honest Tj ox has done better than i thought, hes still not top quality but has not let you down yet and thats all credit to him mate..


11.) 10 Jan 2018 14:38:16
Bahhh! Ed025, hilarious! 😂
This is true, just not sure what's stranger to folks.
Trying to shake my hand while I have my giant white gloves on?
Or when they find out my dad is cryogenically frozen?
:)

{Ed025's Note - good stuff mate..


 

 

06 Jan 2018 19:37:37
Arguably our best player, gave us some stunning moments, but shirt comes first imo.
Hopefully the levity raises a bit around the club now.
Of course we'll never find a like-for-like replacement.
Fingers crossed that we're wise with next steps/ purchases.
Eds how are some of you feeling overall?
Relieved? Gutted? Ambivalent?
Just curious!
Cheers.

OtterControl

 

 

05 Jan 2018 23:40:55
Sorry in advance Eds -- but I just want to address something quickly.
I've seen people giving Lallana stick for his performance tonight -- which I find ridiculous.
He worked his tail off to get back into a position to play again this season, let alone start.
He is going to need games.
A derby match prob isn't ideal for first start, but the lad needs time to find form.

So again, apologies for this post -- just a little upset at the plastic fans feeling the need to slag a player coming off a 4-month hiatus.

OtterControl

{Ed025's Note - rusty but did ok for me OC..


1.) 05 Jan 2018 23:57:37
Spot on, Ed. I thought he showed flashes of brilliance and good touch and skill to draw the penalty. He is clearly rusty and lacks full fitness. I thought he was fine, as well.


2.) 06 Jan 2018 00:06:38
i thought he was pretty decent tonight, lacking sharpness but was pretty tidy on the ball and full of running as usual both on and off the ball. great to have him back and look forward to seeing him at his best soon.


3.) 06 Jan 2018 00:07:32
Won the penalty. Did look rusty AF, but did put a shift in.


4.) 06 Jan 2018 00:11:06
OC, can’t agree with you more la, personally I don’t think Klopp should have thrown him into such a big game from the off, but I tell you what he did as good as everyone else out there tonight, just ran out of steam which you would expect after not playing since last May. Adam will be like a new top signing in a couple of weeks la. Is rite.


5.) 06 Jan 2018 00:11:14
Yeah rusty and the fact he was playing alongside Can and Milner only exacerbated things, he will be an important player for us in this second half of the season once he finds his feet again.


6.) 06 Jan 2018 00:13:01
Hit the nail on the head Ed mate. As he said rusty so get off his back lad's please.


7.) 06 Jan 2018 00:45:48
He's gone back to slow lallana.


8.) 06 Jan 2018 01:34:18
OC-It wasn’t his first start of the season.


9.) 06 Jan 2018 02:45:45
Sorry about that, Cobra.
Appreciate the correction there.
Cheers!


10.) 06 Jan 2018 12:21:46
No idea why people think because a player is back in the team (after a long injury) it means they will be running on all cylinders straight away, how long did it take Hendo to run his rust off from his injury earlier last year? Lallana was out for round about the same amount of time iirc.


 

 

02 Dec 2015 21:35:48
How about Divock!?!

Think he needed this? :-)

Can't watch the match here at work.
But it looks like everyone is playing pretty well.

Have the Saints just laid down?
Or have we just kept our foot on the gas?

OtterControl

 

 

27 Oct 2015 23:24:53
Greetings Eds and friends.

So it looks like Benteke is out again.
This time with knee ligament damage.

So Origi is going to keep getting game time.
Hope he can get one past Bournemouth.
I think that would do wonders for his (and perhaps the team's) confidence.

What are your thoughts (when fit) to give Firmino a look up front?
Worth a shot?
He has played in a lone striker role for Hoffenheim and Brazil, correct?

Wish Benteke a speedy recovery and hopefully not too serious.

OtterControl

1.) 28 Oct 2015 00:21:04
Yes. He should be played up front over Origi. Big difference in quality. Seems Klopp realizes this.


2.) 28 Oct 2015 05:20:34
Benetke's is not a serious injury and LFC hope he is back for the Chelsea game.


3.) 28 Oct 2015 05:48:01
Well that's good to hear.
Thanks AG!

On the other side of the ball, sounds like Stoke knocked Costa around a bit, might be out for the match Saturday.


4.) 28 Oct 2015 06:29:29
Crying shame about costa. Couldn't happen to a nicer fella. Good to see Walters finally score against someone other than ourselves!


5.) 28 Oct 2015 08:42:01
Not surprised at all about Bentekes injury, he's another sicknote unfortunately which we all knew pre forking out 30 odd million quid.
As awful as Origi is/has been, I think it's important for him to play Tonight for his confidence and development. Ibe and Firminio should start also without question and play for a starting place come Saturday, not being negative but apart from 3/4 players you might argue most positions are up for grabs at the moment.
Time to shine me thinks.


6.) 28 Oct 2015 14:07:58
Excellent point Welshkop.

If Origi is going to keep getting game time he needs to raise the confidence level a bit and perhaps he can scrap a few in for us.

Curious who Klopp will give the armband to on Saturday.
Because Milner can play today and not Sat, correct?

Personal choice would def have to Lucas (or Sakho? )


 

 

 

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14 Jul 2018 17:13:24
Here we go with the boxing again. :)

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13 Jul 2018 00:42:07
Apologies btw. as it’s a Double-knockdown, not KO.
Tommy hops right up.
20 year memory’s a little fuzzy, Ed ;)

OtterControl

{Ed001's Note - it's ok mate, at your age it is to be expected, it will come to us all one day.}


 

 

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13 Jul 2018 00:26:35
Not sure if we can post links Ed.
But I did find a video.
If anyone is interested just go to Youtube and search “Tommy Hearns vs Jay Snyder knockout”

It’s a little more anticlimactic than I remember.
Still rather funny though, as the Swamp Monster is out like a light, then shakes his head to the ref “No more! ” :D.

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12 Jul 2018 23:52:00
Ed001 — I’m trying to hunt down the video somewhere, can't find it yet.
This is NO knock on Tommy Hitman what-so-ever.
But he is part of one of the funniest knock-outs I’ve ever seen.
So about 20 years ago he had his “coming out of retirement” fight, if I’m correct, and believe he was definitely into his 40’s by this point. So the fight was held in his hometown of Detroit, low-budget fight to say the least.

Well they found this poor sap from South Carolina. This lads only accomplishment was placing 4th in a local Toughman Contest (nickname the Swamp Monster, I believe) .
The whole hometown crowd is hyped to see Tommy. you can see it’s getting rowdy.
Well the fight was pretty uneventful up until mid 1st round.
Hitman and the Swamp Monster lined up two haymakers, both connect at exact same time.
Double KO!
My friends and I had tears from laughter for quite awhile after that.
Anyway — I just had to share, as I don’t know anyone that recalls that.
Again — he was a stud and not posting to knock how great a fighter he was.

OtterControl

{Ed001's Note - I have never seen that, I know it happens, but I have never seen a double KO myself.}


 

 

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10 Jan 2018 14:38:16
Bahhh! Ed025, hilarious! 😂
This is true, just not sure what's stranger to folks.
Trying to shake my hand while I have my giant white gloves on?
Or when they find out my dad is cryogenically frozen?
:)

OtterControl

{Ed025's Note - good stuff mate..