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09 Sep 2018 01:45:37
Question for ED01;

As, like many on here, I have come to really enjoy this site and I check it several times a day.

At first I only checked the comments where the ED's would respond to, but now I read them all pretty much and I have even looked at the other pages such as the Chelsea, Man Utd, City pages etc
I got to say ED02 info is phenomenal and always accurate.

I have also come to value a lot of the posters such as Barry, Ron, MK, Negative Red, Salah, Drogie, BRover, Stone etc - too many to name all.
The site actually has a real community feel to it and even the EDs such as ED025, ED33 and ED333 I, like others value very much fir their input.

So I was wondering about the following as I have only been on this site for 2 years now and just wanted to fill the gap on these as I feel prior to that I was missing out nit knowing abt this site!

1 - When did you actually start this site and what was it called orignally?

2 - What prompted you to start it? And gow did it get it started?

3 - What has been the highs and lows of running this site?

4 - You once mentioned you had a few "ED's" quit in the past - which of those ED's did you loose that you think would have helped the site? And why?

5 - Were you an ex player in the past or did you work for LFC in the past? If so in what capacity?

6 - Have you always been involved with football in some way or another?

7 - Finally, it would be great to know how long some of the other posters have been following this site?

Apologies for the long post and I hope my questions are not too personal.

Red Kurd

{Ed001's Note - 1. The original site was football-rumours and it was started in 2001, early in 2001.
2. Initially Ed033 was studying web design at college and needed to come up with an idea for a site as a project, it just came from that.
3. Highs and lows have been hundreds strong, such as milestones in page views and the first comment sent in were highs. Lows were things such as realising we couldn't trust people to self-edit and had to start monitoring what was sent in.
4. There have been loads, one now works for Everton and there was one who was a ghost writer for Balague among others.
5. Nope.
6. Not in a paid capacity.
7. I really couldn't answer that one!}

1.) 09 Sep 2018 04:28:41
Been viewing for over a decade. Have been reading pretty much every day since then. I've said it countless times but it's an excellent site, with absolutely golden information, and some serious expertise. By and large though it is the communal aspect of the site which makes it so enjoyable to read and be a member of - long may it continue.

2.) 09 Sep 2018 05:09:00
Same as Seano I think, about 10 years. Can't even remember how I came across it.

3.) 09 Sep 2018 08:02:46
followed the site when it was still football-rumours back then. bt only started posting few years back.

im 27 bt looking back at those years makes me feel old.

{Ed025's Note - if you feel old at 27 kaizer then how do you think i feel mate.. :)

4.) 09 Sep 2018 08:55:47
I'd say I'm here the guy's of 10 year's although Ed001 and Ed002 would probably say it feel's a lot longer.

{Ed025's Note - and still one of my favorite posters barry..

5.) 09 Sep 2018 09:28:02
I’ve been on here since just before the takeover, I remember the site crashing for a few days, there were that many people trying to get on and get info!

All the Ed’s do an amazing job on the site and it gives us supporters a great place to talk about football in general.

Think most of us would be lost without the site!


6.) 09 Sep 2018 09:50:23
Good post Red Kurd and thank you for the mention mate.

7.) 09 Sep 2018 10:01:10
Ed025 mate I think you and I are cut from the same cloth. We just like life simple and hassle free.

{Ed025's Note - amen to that barry..

8.) 09 Sep 2018 10:17:06
Few years now myself, rarely post though. Strange looking at the differences in posters, where did kid millions go, what new name has Harry got, so many questions lol.

9.) 09 Sep 2018 10:17:12
I remember posting on the original football rumours site when all the rumours for all teams were on one page and no-one registered. I think all the colours were blue?
It’s been a fun-filled journey 😄.

10.) 09 Sep 2018 10:30:42
Just worked out it’s been 10 years since I started reading and posting on this site, pretty much daily as well, remember checking the site on every holiday and each time my kids were being born.

{Ed002's Note - You are due a testaminial then.}

11.) 09 Sep 2018 10:39:30
Great post Red Kurd. I came across this site in 2013, during THAT season. Wish I’d found it earlier, in 2001 I used to post on the official Liverpoolfc. tv forums.

Biggest step forward for me was the registration process as it got rid of most (but not all! ) keyboard warriors.

12.) 09 Sep 2018 10:39:35
Ive been looking at this since i first got a PC about 2003, use to scroll down looking for anything liverpool related. How time flies eh!

13.) 09 Sep 2018 11:50:48
I came across this site years ago after literally searching "Liverpool rumours" one quiet transfer window. Never looked back since. Well, only now and then to see how far behind Everton were.

14.) 09 Sep 2018 12:42:15
I used the site here and there but then came the day Torres was sold. I've practically used everyday since.
It was a post from Harry that caught my attention and i found myself looking out for his posts and coming on several times a day. I used to just read before bed. Harry changed all that.
A big thanks to everyone for keeping this negative sod in line and informed.

15.) 09 Sep 2018 13:39:55
Nice post Red and great questions. Thanks Ed for the response as well, very interesting information. I can't remember when I found this site, maybe the same as Crooky which was about the time of the takeover. I just did a search for Liverpool rumours and up came this site and I've been hooked ever since. It really is addicting.

{Ed001's Note - that takeover was hellish. It was going on over 3 completely separate time zones so there was no quiet time to grab some kip!}

16.) 09 Sep 2018 13:49:52
When i first started visiting this site one of the posters was RafaOut which tells you how long ago it was.

17.) 09 Sep 2018 15:55:46
Yes, I remember posting without the registration and even being told off by the Eds for not remembering to sign my posts sometimes. I googled "liverpool rumours" and just found the site, one day. Been on it daily, ever since.

18.) 09 Sep 2018 22:49:16
Great post from OP!

Reading all the reply’s is like walking down memory lane lol.

It’s never a bad time to give Ed’s and reds the thanks and appreciation deserved for this cracking site!

I discovered this site on and off, starting about 10 years ago but last 7 or 8 years it’s my go to place for knowledge entertainment and banter. Admittedly im more of a reader than a contributor.

19.) 10 Sep 2018 10:33:29
What ever happened to Blair Mayne?

20.) 10 Sep 2018 12:33:00
Balague has ghost writers? Isn't that like Tom Cruise using ghost actors? Talk about not working for a living. Sorry that's what I took from this thread, it just baffled me.




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02 Dec 2018 20:43:38
Wow Pegleg - well said mate.
There is quite a lot of "A" lickers and Mob Rule mentality on here.
Saurez had amazing skill and impact when applying himself to actually playing as a footballer should on the pitch.

Red Kurd



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27 Nov 2018 01:21:03
Excellent comments ED25.

Red Kurd

{Ed025's Note - cheers mate..



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03 Nov 2018 01:45:29
According to ED02 the top European teams would leave their leagues and join to create a pan-european league.
However I recall that ED02 kept stating that Liverpool were not involved or had not been invited to join such discussions.
So it is interesting to see the rags write LFC are involved.

ED02 also suggested that such a break away league would lead the the exisiting premier league set-up to possibly be disbanded as such a league would leave the league financially very much weaker.

BTW this is all from memory so I could be wrong on somw of it.

But this all gies to prove how insanly this ED02 chap is connected and knowledgable on football matters.
I for one have stopped reading newspapers for football news of any kind - there is no doubts to be had in ED02 info.

Red Kurd



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13 Sep 2018 01:21:20
As always ED02, Thank You for sharing your insight with us, very valued by a lot of us on these rumor pages.

Red Kurd

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet.}



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28 Aug 2018 20:06:17
ED02 I always enjoy your input and look through the posts for nuggets like these.

If you do not engage the LFC supporters then their only form of education is the usual media and socual media.
I think a lot of visters/ posters to this site are still in transition and crossing over from the junk in mainstream media, hence their lack of knowledge and their narrow viewpoints.

Remember that there are many of us who value your work, along with the other ED's too.
It is just abt a little perseverance with us at times!

I have not bothered to read any sports back pages since discovering this site, which is a testomant to you and all the EDs


Red Kurd

{Ed002's Note - You are very sweet.}




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08 Dec 2018 15:29:49
Killer responses from ED25 as usual!

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29 Nov 2018 20:29:11
ED25 - very true and I think every genuine fan hates the fact he just did not get on with it and resorted to antics.

I disagree with you on shearer, I thought he was well and truely overrated.
Andy Cole was far far better than him. Coles first rouch and control were exceptional.
Thechnical ability wise, again, better than Shearer.

Henry was good but sorry to say no where near Suarez in my opinion.
Henry had pace to burn for fun and that was his distinct advantage.

Suarez control, awareness of the goal and team mates as well as his vision was amazing.

The issue is with Suarez that all the other antics detreacted people away from actually assessing him on ability and talent.
Also by going to Barcelona he ends up in Messi shasow - even then hia states and goal ratea for Barcelona is unbelievable consider the whole Barcelona team is aet up around Messi.

Red Kurd

{Ed025's Note - i cant buy any of that RK, andy cole was very good dont get me wrong, but he played alongside some of the best players in premiership history and for the most successful team, shearer on the other hand played for southampton, blackburn and newcastle...who at best were all mediocre yet still scored 73 goals more than andy, rooney scored more than him as well. suarez has great ability yet will never go down as a great because he is a pathetic excuse for a human being mate..



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29 Nov 2018 19:42:03
SarriBall - remind us of Drogbas first couple of seasons?
Olympic medals comw to mind.
Even now Morata dives!
What about Diego Costas antics and play acting all the time especially in his first season.
Pantomime comes to mind - speaking of which do you have his number, it is that time of year, maybe we can book him in for a role as the ugly sister in the hart of the Kings Road - that would be somewhere in Kent or Surrey.

Saurez was the best striker I have probably ever seen.
In the firat 3 months he may have dived a number of times but after that it was rare and usually did not go in his favour.

Red Kurd

{Ed025's Note - his diving antic,s did abate a little RK but then the dirty little scum bag decided that biting players was the best way to become the biggest cheat ever, he was an absolute disgrace who dragged the name of liverpool through the mud and as much as i hate diving biting is 100 times worse mate, as for being the best striker you have must be very young not to have seen players like shearer, henry etc..



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29 Nov 2018 19:43:40
KK92 that would be us back to our normal playing style!

Red Kurd



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29 Nov 2018 01:04:39
Well said Kopite_68 and AA.
This is Klopps doing and as ED02 pointed out, he extremely naive.
I also do not belive it is "conserving energy. "
I am sure it is simply that our team is not ticking as usual due to other reasons.
Againsr "big teams" or in big games we need to play to our style and srrengths and do it full so as we nake the opposition play catch up and chasing us, not the other way around.

Red Kurd