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Where from: Bradford

Favourite player: Steven Gerrard

Best team moment: Istanbul 2005
FA Cup Final 2006
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18 Oct 2016 19:18:15
Hey Eds and Reds,

A little late but here's my Danny Ward update after Sunday's game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Huddersfield, and Ward, suffered their first home defeat in the Championship this season as they went down 0-1 to finish the weekend 3rd in the table, outside of the automatic promotion spots on goal difference.

Before I begin Ward's performance review, it's worth noting that after 12 league games, he and his club boast a defence that no side in the division have conceded fewer goals than, so that's a major plus note for Ward as he has played every game so far.

Onto his performance, in a game that was not too dissimilar to Liverpool's against Man Utd last night. Sheff Weds came to stifle Wagner's creative, energetic side just as Mourinho did on Red Monday. Except a second half penalty saw the Owls nick a win.

That meant that, ultimately, Ward had little to do over the 90 minutes in terms of saves. He was helpless for Forestieri's well-placed penalty kick winner. Ward dived the wrong way but the Wednesday man dummied his kick well.

Aside that, Ward was beaten on one other occasion by Forestieri, as Town's defence was beaten by a simple long ball which Forestieri brought down. Ward came out to close him down but was chipped. The post came to his rescue. Truthfully it was a clever strike and it would be harsh to blame Ward. He came out well enough and made himself big. Really he caused Forestieri to miss the chance.

Other than that, he had no other meaningful shots to deal with. So onto his distribution.

His passing was largely short as Wagner wants his team to play out from the back. It was accurate and really without fault so nothing much to complain about there.

His command of the box was also good. He had one moment where he let a cross go over him but no danger ultimately came of it. He claimed crosses well and made an excellent sweeper keeper for a number of Sheff Weds' long balls forward, to which he was sharp and off his line to clear. This was his most impressive part of his performance.

One other slight blip was on one occasion when he came to close down a Wednesday attacker, he left himself a little stranded and almost allowed the opposition in for a chance.

Overall, he wasn't helped by Wednesday being capable of exploiting a sluggish centre back pairing for Town that on more than one occasion failed to deal with simple punts over the top. Ward had to be alert and concentrated for the whole game as Town had the vast majority of the ball and Wednesday had little territory near Ward's goal.

A disappointing result in the end but Ward was not to blame and he had a largely sound game. He continued to impress and he has said this week that he hopes to stake a claim in the Liverpool side going forward.

He's doing his chances little harm at Huddersfield, and hopefully he continues to avoid injury, maintain form and keep his place in the team. The experience he is gaining, in a side managed by a man who knows Klopp very well, will no doubt be invaluable for him.

Reid the Red

1.) 18 Oct 2016 19:34:34
Thanks Reid the Red. Watched the game as I have a soft spot for Huddersfield having worked there and attended a few games. Spot on with the review of the game. Nothing Danny Ward could of done with the penalty as it was well placed. Hoping they can have as good a season as we do, would be nice to se them in the premier, though financially they aren't as well set up as some of the competition.

2.) 19 Oct 2016 00:15:29
Thanks for the update Reid, hopefully he continues to impress and comes back to challenge for the No.1 spot next season.

3.) 19 Oct 2016 01:55:26
Thanks mate, sounds exciting that lad.

4.) 21 Oct 2016 00:56:35
Thanks mate for the very thorough update. One question - is he being used as a sweeper keeper (German style where the keeper positions himself further upfield) or as a traditional goalkeeper?

{Ed007's Note - Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate.}



22 Feb 2014 11:25:03
Hey Eds,

I have been reading quotes from Suso that says if he were to sign a new contract at LFC then he thinks it would be good for him to spend another year on loan at Almeria. Is this a possibility?


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{Ed001's Note - yes. Almeria would love to keep him.}

1.) Ed would it not be better him going to a prem team for prem experience? Swansea would be good for him

{Ed001's Note - that is saying Swansea are still in the Prem, and how they end up playing under Monk, whether they would want him etc etc. I can't see it would be a good move for Suso to go there myself.}

2.) I can see what your saying ed just think he would be better havinga year in the prem would help him massively and us to

3.) He's already got prem experience. What's important is that he plays - which he is At the moment.



03 Aug 2013 19:51:21
Hey Eds,

I know there has been numerous questions on this of late but there has been little confirmed from you Eds so I'm going to ask again to see if there's been any update - have we bid for Diego Costa?

Thanks in advance {Ed002's Note - I am aware of interest but have no confirmation of a bid being made.}

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1.) Mate dstar says yday me met release clause, 2days says we bid 15mil. An to think eds got slated for sayin what they thought over it




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27 Aug 2017 18:09:35
Cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to reading Ed001's match report after that match! 👏👏👏😁.

Reid the Red

{Ed001's Note - I will probably leave it until the morning so I can calm down a bit first. Give me a chance to look again at how Arsenal played and get a bit more balance.}

1.) 27 Aug 2017 18:28:37
Ed1 it’s going to take a few weeks to calm down after that game. (Deja vu from last season with this thread too) 😂.

{Ed001's Note - good point.}

2.) 27 Aug 2017 18:44:20
Buzzing! . and how was playing left Back? It wasn't Moreno. this Guy could tackle!

3.) 27 Aug 2017 19:37:43
How is the new Moreno😁.



11 Aug 2017 19:48:54
Away from all this Coutinho talk, have you and #WonderDogSparky decided on the team for tomorrow's game at Watford yet Ed002?

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{Ed002's Note - Everyone will run very quickly after the Watford player with the ball.}

1.) 11 Aug 2017 20:40:29
we will need every point this season, I have just today lost that bit of excitement that I had, hope that I can get it back .



22 Jan 2017 10:37:21
Hey Eds and Reds,

Just posting my Danny Ward update - my first in a while after I had my own little winter break on the holiday!

Yesterday, Town comfortably beat Ipswich 2-0, leaving them 3rd in the Championship and earning Ward what was his seventh clean sheet in a Terriers shirt.

Ward had little to do in what was Huddersfield's biggest win of the season so far (yes, they hadn't won by more than a single goal prior to yesterday! )

But what he did do, he did with calm and assurance beyond his years - the Huddersfield defenders trust him behind them, and that's a massive compliment to him.

He made a couple of straightforward saves but wasn't truly tested in this regard. As seems to be usual for him, he did come for a number of crosses, successfully punching away most although rarely catching them. This wasn't a problem, as I felt that he made the correct decisions when coming out, and relieved the pressure from his side often.

His kicking however, wasn't quite up to scratch. A couple of sliced clearances from albeit awkward backpasses did put his side under some pressure, but truth be told this wasn't a major issue as Ipswich were poor on the day. He did start some effective counter attacks with some kicks, but it wasn't as consistent as usual in my view.

Overall, it's hard to judge him based on yesterday as Ipswich threatened him so little, but he does play with an assurance that improves the Huddersfield defence immeasurably, which very much impresses me. His decision making is largely excellent, and I'm sure the inconsistencies in his kicking and claiming of crosses will be ironed out as he gains experience. A good day for the Welshman overall!

Reid the Red

1.) 22 Jan 2017 12:25:41
Thanks Reid



05 Jan 2017 16:18:12
Hey Eds and Reds,


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{Ed002's Note - You are on the wrong page - this is the Liverpool page.}

1.) 05 Jan 2017 16:29:04
Apologies Ed002, posted again to the relevant page!

{Ed002's Note - Really appreciate that Reid.}



24 Dec 2016 18:21:23
Would like to join everyone in saying a huge Merry Christmas to all Eds and Reds!

Keep up all the amazing work you put into this site Eds, it truly is so appreciated!

I hope you all get what you asked for from Santa! I assume WonderDog Sparky shall be getting a new dog coat, Ed002!

Reid the Red

{Ed002's Note - #WonderDogSparky goes commando Reid.}

1.) 25 Dec 2016 16:01:35
He should at least get some of those pet-antlers or a new sparkling collar.




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15 Oct 2017 22:06:54
I'm surprised you say we may look for a right back considering how well Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been playing in that position - surely it would only limit their chances in the team?

Unless of course Gomez is to be used at centre back and TAA in midfield/ on the wing going forward.

Thoughts Ed001?

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{Ed001's Note - TAA has not been impressing though, he has struggled defensively.}



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07 Sep 2017 19:00:20
And Roberto Firmino isn't a close friend of Coutinho?

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20 Aug 2017 21:05:30
Does he have an Arsenal contract offer on the table, Ed002?

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{Ed002's Note - He has not had an acceptable contract offer made just yet.}



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17 Aug 2017 21:27:29
We have a big enough squad to cope. Grujic or Milner in for Can and then Origi, Sturridge or Solanke in for Mané. Still gives us a strong team. If we can't cope without them for a game it doesn't bode well for a season where we could (hopefully) be fighting in four different competitions!

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14 Aug 2017 21:51:41
I have hair, rarely drink, am closer to under than over weight and have no tattoos Ed. Does that put me in the glifnard category instead then? 😢😂

In all seriousness though, I think I speak for a vast majority here when I say that we really do appreciate the time you put into this site. I cannot thank you and the other Editors enough for the work you all do. Thank you!

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{Ed002's Note - Actually you sound OK. I would not want may daughters near you, but I would let you cut my lawn.}




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10 Oct 2017 17:00:08
I doubt it will be AOC to replace him really. I just think that Coutinho will play on the left like last season, Salah on the right and Firmino down the centre with Henderson, Wijnaldum and Can in midfield.

Doesn’t say much for AOC that even with Mané and Lallana out, I don’t see him getting in the side.

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{Ed025's Note - for me he has to play reid, otherwise why pay £40m for him?..



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09 Oct 2017 20:08:18
Kevin De Bruyne, Andres Iniesta and Toni Kroos (although I did select him at CDM too! )

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06 Oct 2017 17:11:44
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar for me!

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05 Oct 2017 13:41:46
Lionel Messi and Sadio Mané.

I know you could say I’m being biased in including a Liverpool player here but I legitimately don’t believe there’s a better out and out right winger in world football today. Pace, power, technique and work rate, comfortable on either foot too.

Messi goes without saying here - ok he’s probably better centrally but he’s playing to the right of Suarez for Barcelona and picking him as a right winger frees up more room for strikers/ CAMs later on.

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02 Oct 2017 22:23:52
Toni Kroos and Arturo Vidal are certainties for me.

I would also go with Andres Iniesta and Kevin De Bruyne but they're more CM than CDM.

If pushed for a third CDM, I'd reluctantly say Nemanja Matic.

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