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30 Jan 2014 16:20:34
Spoke to me mate who works within LFC - Fernando deal doesn't look likely to happen, he reckons another team other than ourselves are in for him and can offer him a more financially rewarding deal. He didn't say what team but I suspect City or United.

As for information surrounding Konoplyanka - he said he has none (or he didn't want to tell me).


1.) City are in for him and the porto defender.

2.) What he said would make sense then.



27 Jan 2014 11:26:55
Focusing on our own club: time is ticking and a move for anybody seems increasingly unlikely. Instead of chasing a left winger could we not give Jordan Ibe more game time? Has been impressing and, despite his age, shows huge promise. And surely blooding a youngster sooner rather than later is a good idea?

Only name I have heard mentioned was from a friend within the club who said, and I know this isn't new, that Fernando (The Octopus) is on the radar - IF the club pay over the odds for a man whose contract coming to an end they will get him. It is dependent on how necessary the club see's the signing in January.


1.) Since his contract is expiring soon why don't we try to sign him for next season? If we are so keen on him it would be sensible to sign for free instead of making a bid. It would certainly mean that having him signed up for next season we would be negotiating from a position of strength to get him now, just like Tottenham getting Holtby last season.

{Ed002's Note - It would not be for free - it would be for a significant signing on fee.}

2.) A few reports today suggest he may be on his way to Man Utd.

3.) I would not be surprised, that have the financial means and arguably the will to pay over the odds for a player with 6 months remaining on his contract - he would cost, I guess, about 8million. I doubt the owners will sanction that amount of money for a player whose contract is almost expired. My fingers are crossed but from the tone of voice my friend was speaking in he was obviously not in the throes of enthusiasm. Might be another near miss.



25 Mar 2013 10:09:55
Hello eds, just curious as a friend mentioned his name with regards to Liverpool - have we (or any other teams) shown any interest in Havard Nordtveit of Monchengladbach? He's young and only going to get better, not sure we hold interest but me mate was convinced we'd had (or would be having) a look. ?

Reading through these pages it appears we've had scouts at a number of Lyon games with many speculating that we are pursuing Dejan Lovren (which would be great if we were) however, do you think we may have ran the rule over Samuel Umtiti instead? Any interest in him any other club?

Cheers for your time ed's

SMc {Ed002's Note - Liverpool showed interest in Nordtveit back in January last year and enquiries from PSG and Sunderland resulted in Borussia Monchengladbach activating an extension to his contract. It was suggested in Germany over last summer that Liverpool still maintained an interest but that predates Rodgers. It was also suggested that Arsenal might look to buy the player back at one time. Lyon's Samuel Umtiti has attracted the attention of both Milan clubs, Genoa, Juventus, Atalanta, Newcastle, Barcelona and Fulham with his performances this season.}


1.) He is not good enough. Don't think he will be either. I suspect Arsenal let him go for a reason.

Norwegian Red.

2.) Fairplay NR as a Norwegian know far more about the player than me - if he isn't good enough then obviously I hope we don't sign him.

Hey man as a Norwegian what do you think of Herman Stengel? You think he will be the next big player from Norway?




10 Mar 2013 11:46:33
Hi ed's, do you know of any interest from us (or any other clubs) in Lucas Fernando of Gremio? Cheers

SMc {Ed002's Note - There is plenty of interest in him from Russia.}





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22 May 2017 11:32:16
The season is over. It's had highs and lows but we have managed to get ourselves into the CL - it is a step in the right direction. This is just a mention for some of the players who've stood out this season, would be good if posters added their own:

Player of the Season: Sadio Mane.

Lightening quick, almost always made things happen against even the most stubborn defences and was noticeable, in both our form and performances, when he was out of the side.

Goal of the Season: Emre Can. Take a bow son. It might be the best goal I have ever seen (in my lifetime) from a Liverpool player - it was so audacious, so difficult, yet executed so perfectly - if it isn't the Premier League goal of the season I'll be shocked.

Best defensive player: Simon Mignolet.

Can't believe I am saying this but his improvement, especially in the past few months when the pressure has been on, has been unreal. He's looked good in the air, a lot better with the ball at his feet, has not panicked, has made saves with the minimum of fuss - in short he has become a proper goalkeeper. I was certain he was on his way out this summer - now it looks certain he will stay. An unbelievable turnaround.

Best midfielder: Georginio Wijinaldum.

I was adamant he was a bad signing, convinced he would be a waste of 25million. Never have I felt so good to be proven so wrong. He has been consistent, super consistent. He hasn't had the flashes Coutinho has - but he's also performed at a consistent level, without any real injuries, for the entire season. He keeps the midfield ticking over and his role within the team has become as important as any other. I hope he kicks on and continues to improve and impress.

Best attacker: Sadio Mane for reasons mentioned above.

Most Improved Player: Adam Lallana.

He has come on leaps and bounds this season and shown how good he can be. A huge turnaround from a player who seemed to lack decisiveness and speed of thought in his play. I would've gone for Mignolet but for the fact his upturn in form has come at the end of the season whilst Lallana's has been on show for most of it.

Youngster of the year: Trent Alexander-Arnold.

We have only seen him briefly but what he clearly has - confidence, a level-head, pace, maturity - sets him apart from all the other youngsters his age. Ben Woodburn also looks to have huge potential but Alexander-Arnold is the one who really caught my eye. After a shaky first half against United he came back in the 2nd half and dominated Martial to the point that United threw attacks at Milner as they saw that as the easier side to target (which is unfortunately proved to be) . A special talent.

Miss of the season: Adam Lallana.

In one of the most frenetic, entertaining 1-1 games I've ever seen Lallana, presented with a gift from Firmino, managed to miss when a few yards out from goal vs City. It was a clanger but it happens to the very best, his goal scoring record this season has been decent.

Most entertaining game: Arsenal vs Liverpool (3-4). I had 3 games in mind for this, the draw at City (which was an incredible game of football), the Palace game away (Firmino's celebration a highlight) but I think the first game of the season, for it's drama, for the entertainment on offer as well as the mistakes on display sort of summed us up as a team: great going forward, generally good to watch, a few very special players but a few too many average ones as well.

Scandalous moments: for us I'd say Lucas' dive was a real bad one, the sort of thing you never want to see from anyone let alone one of our own players. In terms of opposition probably Barkley getting away with 2 leg-breakers home and away against us - how he never saw red in either game is still a mystery to me.

High points: Undefeated against the top 6 all season which is impressive and demonstrates the quality we possess. In general (though not always) entertaining, attacking football with an emphasis on trying to score. Getting into the Champions League - an important step in the right direction.

Low points: Pretty much the entirety of January and February - in particular exiting 2 cup competitions in the space of a couple of weeks. Henderson being crocked for much of the season as his quality really makes a difference to us. Mane's absence affecting us so adversely was also a low point as it showed the fragility of the team.

Next season: We seem certain to strengthen the side and anybody who reads this website regularly will have a good idea about what sort of positions and personnel we're running the rule over. I will be more than happy for a couple of fullbacks to come in, I think it is essential to our squad. The centre-backs are also on shaky ground IMO and next season might be their last should performances remain as they have been for much of this season - it will be a huge season for Joe Gomez, fingers crossed he rises to the occasion. Any other signing will be a luxury - the hope is our best players will stay now we have CL - if we can keep the nucleus of the squad together, and make some more good additions, we will be looking in good shape next season. Recruitment is everything though - we cannot afford more mistakes in the transfer market.

Final thought: The editors on this website do a tireless (and often thankless) task in running this place, moderating posts, sharing insider information with us fans and generally just providing an excellent service to us. A huge thanks to the Ed's who continue to improve this website and who always offer interesting opinions and contributions with regards to football - I've been coming here for god knows how long and will keep doing so - thank you so much ed's, try and enjoy the summer (and the inevitable madness it will entail) - I (and I'm sure many others) will be here throughout summer and beyond, a testament to the quality you all bring. Sincerely.


1.) 22 May 2017 12:28:19
Good post Seano.

2.) 22 May 2017 13:54:06
Good post!

3.) 22 May 2017 14:22:36
great post seano mate.



08 May 2017 10:36:55
We honestly bottled it yesterday. Southampton were rarely a threat and were happy to give us the lion's share of possession because they knew we didn't have the tools or the game plan to break them down. I think the players and manager are starting to show a real soft underbelly - I mean we all hope to be challenging for a title as early as next season but with these sorts of players? Does anybody realistically think they have the mental strength to do so? I mean penalties are somewhat unpredictable things but that would of undoubtedly been the most important penalty Milner has taken this season and he didn't score. It has been said before that many of the players in our team lack the mental edge and yesterday proved as much. The only players who seemed to have that drive and that will yesterday were Firmino and Sturridge - everybody else shrank, played it safe and basically allowed that result to happen. It is hard to imagine this team, even with a few additions, having the mental fortitude to challenge for the title, unless there is a dramatic turn around in their mentality.

Thought it was also abundantly clear that we lacked width as well yesterday - Southampton knew this and just packed the middle of the park as they predicted, correctly, we would lack any sort of threat from wide areas. In a game like that quality fullbacks could make the difference and spread the teams - as our build up was so slow, and crossing so wayward, they didn't even need to worry about it. It's noticeable the difference when you compare how well Cedric and Bertrand played compared to Clyne and Milner - like chalk and cheese. This is of course well known but I think games and results like yesterday really hammer home the point. The midfield was turgid too - I don't see the point of having two holding midfielders it just slows our play down and gives us no attacking outlet as the one midfielder further forward is just crowded out. Having said that width was the key yesterday - Southampton have played some negative, dreary football under Puel but it works to restrict teams like us who lack real quality on the wing (when Mane is out of the side) - they've set-up the same way every time they faced us this season (sit narrow and deep, hit on the counter) and it's worked every time - the only game we were unlucky in was the first game at their place when our work rate and movement caused them problems - in the other 3 games we barely even threatened them. Isn't good enough for a team with aspirations of titles.

We should've had CL qualification weeks ago - that it's still in the balance is testiment to how poor we have been in the second half of the season. West Ham away next? That is a really tough fixture and one we have struggled with in the past - if we produce the sort of limp display we showed against Southampton we could be in real trouble - CL is nowhere near a foregone conclusion.

How would posters/ Ed's set up against West Ham and why?


1.) 08 May 2017 11:33:18
Quite simply, if he's capable of it, start Studge. He's our only available player with the cutting edge to break down a stubborn defence.

2.) 08 May 2017 13:06:07
I don't think Milners pen can be called a lack of bottle or mental edge. He didn't miss the target he didn't fluff it. It was a well struck well directed pen and a top class save from Forster who guessed correctly and went full pelt to get a hand on it.
I do agree that some of the team are playing scared though. Scared to take on a man, scared to try a cross and scared to make a quick pass for fear of losing the ball.
I really hope we qualify for champs and it gives some of the team that experience and confidence they so obviously need.
I am optimistic that when we sign some fullbacks in the summer that it will make a difference. Creating some width that will allow more space in the middle. And some threatening balls in to the box. ATM were too easy to predict and teams set up accordingly. But when they don't know if we're Gona go to the byline and whip it in or cut back and pass inside then it will hopefully create some doubt, space and mistakes from the opposition.
Hoping klopp has learnt a lot from this season and really adresses our problems effectively. Injuries haven't helped in the run in but I really think it comes down to being figured out but not having the personnel to change too much. I have faith in klopp to get it right. And despite the disappointing fall in the league I think when you take into consideration our previous two league campaigns and the teams were battling for top four against its a long way from under achievement.
I think he's given the current players enough time now to know who can improve us and who can't.

{Ed001's Note - it was not in the corner, so it was not well directed. He was not aiming to put it at that height or that position of the goal. He would have been aiming to put it right next to the post and along the ground, to make it as difficult as possible to stop. So he did fluff it, as he himself said very well in his post-match interview. Though I disagreed when he said that meant it was his fault we didn't win. You win as a team and you lose as a team, the entire team were at fault we didn't win.}

3.) 08 May 2017 16:26:14
Milner hasn't missed a penalty all season and Forster hasn't saved one. It happens in football and I agree that Milner can't take all the blame. No cutting edge but hopefully some improved performances to come.

4.) 08 May 2017 21:14:31
Seano, I get your frustration overall BUT if we could all see the future, it would be a lot easier to plan for it so I don't fault Klopp that much even tho, he can always improve and learn from things. We are struggling on to the finish line right now and the injuries we have had do not help BUT we have to stay positive and we have shown that we can be solid away from home and grind out results when needed so I would go into the WH game (esp. if Arsenal bottle it vs Saints in midweek) by keeping it tight at the back, don't get beat and then try take the 2/ 3 chances we get like we did vs WB, Stoke and Watford. Why? Since CL is still in our hands (cos we were able to beat and take points off our rivals hence, affecting their results directly) you don't wanna get beat. You secure the point you got at the start and try to improve on it. If you can't, get a point and finish the job vs Boro at home the following week.



19 Mar 2017 18:49:44
Really entertaining game, end to end, loads of talking points and, on balance of play, a fair result. This is how I saw it:

Mignolet - 6/ 10 - blameless for the goal, distribution was OK, didn't make too many saves as it was city misses, rather than saves, that were the issue.

Clyne - 5/ 10 - played some decent, forward passes today which is the first time I have seen him do that for ages. Still didn't give us much up front though and was continuously tortured defensively by City.

Milner - 6/ 10 - stepped up to take the penalty and delivered once more. Full of energy and tried to support the attack but lacked the quality to do so. Defensively decent but was targeted to an extent by city and the cross that lead to their goal came from his side.

Klavan - 5/ 10 - my heart was in my mouth every time I saw him playing a pass. Distribution wise he is very dodgy. Also got sucked out a few times marking Sterling amongst others and looked fragile at many points. Did OK but, as has been mentioned, looks frightened by pace.

Matip - 6/ 10 - probably our best defender on the day won a number of headers, broke up there attacks and made life as difficult as possible for them. Still looked vulnerable though (as did the team) - was this down to bad defending or good attacking from City? Probably a bit of both.

Emre Can - 8/ 10 - been a big critic of his but he stepped up in this game big time. He got off to a typical start - give away passes, couldn't stamp his authority onto the game - but he grew into the game superbly. This is the first time I really saw him use his physicality and athleticism to its maximum effect - he broke up play, played some good passes and made some very good bursts forward (particularly 2nd half) . I was impressed by his contribution and play, he was everywhere and, for me, our man of the match.

Wijinaldum - 8/ 10 - another player who was everywhere from breaking up play to creating chances. His passing is neater than Can's and his reverse pass to Firmino (for the Lallana chance) was superb. Thought he had a really good game in defence and attack - wish he would get forward a bit more as he clearly has the tools to cause damage to the opposition.

Lallana - 7/ 10 - demure start but grew into the game and was a big asset with his pressing and movement. Didn't always do great and that miss was scandalous but he played well and was at the heart of all of our good moves - he will be having nightmares about that miss tonight though!

Coutinho - 6/ 10 - drifted in and out of the game which is a recurrent theme since his injury. Thought he actually started coming into the game more and linking with Firmino well before he was substituted and would not have minded him staying on longer. Hope he can find his form soon.

Mane - 7/ 10 - full of running, an absolute menace to defences, won a penalty and was involved in most of our best attacking pieces of play. He did very well and made city's defence very edgy.

Firmino - 7/ 10 - mixed game for the Brazilian. Good pressing as we simply expect from him now - some good link up play and good touches around the box - but some less than impressive finishing and decision-making at crucial moments (1-on-1 with Caballero; shot instead of cross to Lallana) though his touch for Lallana's golden chance was sublime.


Origi - 5/ 10 - thought he was pretty disappointing to be honest he came in with a good amount of time to make an impact but never really got himsefl into the game. Didn't really link up well with team mates or threaten cities defence with any direct running or displays of power. Overall was very tame and actually offered less than Coutinho did.

Lucas - n/ a - came on to shore up the back and didn't really have enough touches to make any sort of assessment of his quality.

Klopp - thought the tactics for the most part were right. City pushed hard early and then tired considerably and we looked to press hard when that happened. Were a number of very dodgy moments defensively but an equal (if not greater) amount fo positive moments in attack. I thought our attitude to the game the most puzzling though - after we scored we were in a clear ascendancy with City on the ropes, what did we do? Decided to take it easy, allow our levels to slip and invite pressure - city took the invitation and scored. Again later in the game I thought we had a real opportunity to get at City and perhaps snatch a winner - we instead decided to play safe and eek out a draw. It felt like points dropped in some ways (clear cut chances missed, overall strong play) but City also had a lot of good chances as well as us getting some luck with decisions (Milner's foul on Sterling in the 6 yard box as he was about to finish - if ref see's it surely penalty and red card) . Overall I loved the game because of the entertainment and would have loved it more had we managed to snatch a winner. Areas to improve on, as always, but a good performance and a decent point earned away to City.


1.) 19 Mar 2017 19:17:47
Good post Seano, but 5 is about 3 too much for Clyne.

2.) 19 Mar 2017 19:35:06
Harsh in clyne! Thought he had a good game, didn't attack because we would get torn apart on the counter.

3.) 19 Mar 2017 19:53:14
Firmino won the penalty not mane.

4.) 19 Mar 2017 20:44:19
So you give our back 5 (inc keeper) 5 or 6 out of 10. Im sorry. I don't agree. Very harsh.

5.) 19 Mar 2017 21:02:06
Could not agree more RedFuzz.

6.) 19 Mar 2017 21:50:40
Sorry Fuzz Clyne was horrible, every time they attacked he's side was a goal waiting to happen.

7.) 19 Mar 2017 22:03:01
Seano good post but the penalty that sterling should have got wouldn't have been a red card it would only have been a yellow because of the new laws mate and when firminio was through on cabalero i think he didn't pass to lallana because 1. stones readjusted to get closer to lallana and 2 the tap in lallana had just missed was fresh in hie head. But as i said good post.

8.) 19 Mar 2017 23:02:36
to be honest i just cannot see what you're saying about clyne at all. I thought he was very very good today defensively and marked sane almost out of the game, the vast majority of citys good stuff came from sterling and de bruyne on the right. Definitely thought he was the best defender after matip and made some crucial interceptions- granted he did not do much at all from an attacking perspective but when you are marking a guy as sharp and fast as Sane then you cannot leave yourself open and im finding it quite hard to see how u can give milner a 6 defensively and clyne a 5 to be honest.

9.) 19 Mar 2017 23:21:20
Good post overall, Seano. But I think Clyne was very good defensively and kept Sane pretty quiet judging by the form he's currently in. He got forward when necessary BUT was maybe told to hold his position due to Sane's pace and not getting caught out. Also, Firmino was very good to judging by the fact that he only trained two days leading to the game so not enuff sharpness there.

10.) 20 Mar 2017 05:02:58
Clyne got done a few times by Sane and a number of their most dangerous pieces of play in the first half eminated from his side. He did OK defensively, and I did give him a 5 because it was an improvement on recent performances, but he hardly set the world alight either nor did he do anything of note getting forward - he was not as amazing as some are saying in my opinion.

As for the defence getting 5's and 6's? We got torn apart multiple times and City had a number of very, very presentable chances which they failed to take. We had a good number of chances too. As I alluded to in the original post City attacked well and we didn't defend as well as we could - most of their best chances were squandered, not because of great defending, but because they fluffed there lines. Sorry but the defence just wasn't good, it was our attack that shone.

11.) 20 Mar 2017 05:03:59
p. s. I also think Firmino did very well - if he could of added a goal he would of been man of the match - he still played well though and made cities life difficult.

12.) 20 Mar 2017 05:06:16
@ bruffalo - I was thinking the exact same thing about why Firmino didn't pass - maybe the miss Lallana had moments earlier made him think he was better off having a pop himself. Completely understandable but the wrong decision I think.

13.) 20 Mar 2017 05:44:27
Thought clyne was fine. He won loads of balls and covered sane and then sterling very well most of the game. Got beat a couple times, but that happens. Not saying he is some kind of world class RB, but I think some of the criticism lately has been unfair.

14.) 20 Mar 2017 08:59:24
Average of 6.3 per player. What do you expect playing one of the best and most expensive teams in Europe away from home? Seems a bit harsh.

15.) 20 Mar 2017 09:55:31
Lol Sane made Clyne look worse than average and the 94th minute free shot from Aguero was all due Clyne being out of position. He was left free inside the 6 yard box.

16.) 20 Mar 2017 11:31:21
Aguero and sane will make most defenders look less than average. Get some perspective.

17.) 20 Mar 2017 23:35:17
clyne has 2 guys to mark there. he loses either way.



05 Mar 2017 04:42:07
We were great against Arsernal - almost like a different team compared to the one who showed up against Leicester. I'm going to compare performances.

Mignolet - similar actually. Came for a punch and completely missed it, dallied on the ball a few times, goal was not his fault but he didn't do amazingly either. Gives no condfidence to the back line.

Clyne - offered more of an attacking outlet against Arsenal but is so disastrously bad at crossing and passing that the space he found himself in was wasted. Still worked a lot harder than he did against Leicester.

Matip - looked fine, defended reasonably well, had a good chance with a header that he did not connect with.

Klavan - looked far more solid than Lucas and read the game well. He is an unspectacular player but he does the small things well - feel like this performance shows why he should of started against Leicester.

Milner - far more energy getting up and down in this game, more committed, better crossing, just a huge upgrade in performance.

Emre Can - his first good game for quite a long time. I feared the worst when Arsenal brought on Sanchez and Walcott and, to be fair, Can was lucky not to get a second yellow. But he was strong and he made his prescence felt in that midfield, if he can produce that level of performance regularly he can be an asset.

Wijinaldum - very effective display from the midfielder. Neat in possession, good in the tackle, kept us moving the ball round nicely and finished off with a well taken goal. Compared to his statuesque performance against Leicester this was like watching a different player.

Lallana - the biggest turn around in performance in the entire squad. Pressed relentlessly with energy and intensity, was economical in possession, was good on the ball and off the ball and, had Mane not played so good, would have been man of the match. He has to find these levels against all opposition.

Mane - man of the match by a distance he tortured Monreal all night. His energy levels were nothing short of outstanding, his finish was good and all round contribution to the team was exceptional - he had a low key game vs Leicester but the difference is, for him at least, that is a rarity - this performance is what we have seen all season, he has been a revelation.

Coutinho - decent on the ball, did far more defensively than he did against Leicester, tired toward the end and never really found that magic spark. He is a bad patch at the moment but the quality is obviously there.

Firmino - I think it shows how good he can be - lots of energy and movement and, crucially, his team mates also had lots of energy and movement. When they do that it gives everybody a little more space, more options for the pass and more chance to breakdown teams and grab goals. For Firmino to play his best football (and get us goals) he needs the entire midfield pushing and pressing and making those forward bursts - both Firmino and the entire team look a different proposition when they do that.

Origi - lad did very well, was full of energy and checked his run perfectly in order to stay onside and provide Gini with the 3rd. Did was a good substitute should do - impact the game and cause tired defenders provlems.

Lucas - game was practically over, did little.

TAA - didn't even toucxh the ball - given Clyne's form though he should be starting games.

Klopp - these games are not Klopp's biggest test, we know he can beat the best teams. The challenge now comes against Burnley - a notoriously defensive team who will look to exploit all of our defensive weaknesses and give us little space to operate in. Beating our rivals counts for nothing if we go and drop points in the following game, he has to show he can get the team up for games like Burnley and that we can start to put together a run of games - we have to if we want top 4.


1.) 05 Mar 2017 19:18:52
What about Migs wold class save?

Criticise when necessary but balance it with credit when it due as well.

The Big bonus for me is that we won without Hendo.



27 Feb 2017 05:01:27
Not Liverpool related just a curiosity more than anything else. The placement of away fans seems to vary significantly club-to-club: some like ourselves have fans at one end of the stadium - for me I like this dynamic as I think it creates a nice back and forth between fans. Other clubs place fans to the side (Crystal Palace, Everton, etc) and others place then randomly further back or in a higher tier (Manchester United, Newcastle United) . I'd like to know, if a poster or Ed could inform me, as to why there is such a variation in fan placement? Is this a security/ access issue based on keeping fans apart? Is it designed to make away fans presence (and subsequent noise) make less of an impact? Or are there other reasons for these variations? Thanks in advance for any answers.


{Ed002's Note - It is up to clubs to make provision for away fans - the placement is up to them. They of course have to prove safety and secgregartion etc. to the Premier League at the start of each season.}

1.) 27 Feb 2017 11:15:43
I quite like the idea of what happens at old Trafford (I've lost 99% of you already but please hear me out! ) where the away fans are in the corner but higher up.

This essentially means the away team have absolutely no corner of the ground where they aren't in contact with rival fans at pitch level when taking throw ins or corners. It can add an extra small little element of intimidation could it not?

Would be interested in your thoughts lads.

2.) 27 Feb 2017 15:56:57
Thanks for the reply Ed.




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11 Jul 2017 07:57:17
Lol how many forwards do we play per game and how many do we have on our books? Surely, with the arrival of Solanke, we won't be looking at bringing in another one?




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06 Jun 2017 12:13:14
If this turns out to be true then we will deserve everything we get. Absolutely shocking (if true) that we are still carrying on this way, we should damn well know better.




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02 Jun 2017 07:48:05
Cheers for the update/ returning Macca, always interesting to hear what you say.

Find it odd that we are lo balling players now - as has been mentioned by others our reputation isn't exactly glowing in the footballing world right now due to previous transgressions so why carry on with these sorts of stupid games? I mean I understand that we cannot pay out infinite wages but surely the best way to approach it is to be upfront with a player: 'this is what we are prepared to offer'. Carrying on like 'we'll give you this' - players agrees - 'actually no we'll give you lower, still going to sign though right? ' It's just phenomenally amateurish from the club - we clearly haven't learnt any lessons and are clearly falling into the same pattern of mistakes when it comes to negotiations. If we do not land our targets the blame will rest squarely on the shoulders of the owners/ negotiators.




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01 Jun 2017 10:50:02
LB - Mendy/ Tierney with Tymon to cover.
RB - Perreira
LW - Brandt
CM - Keita

Business like that would add immediate quality for the first XI in areas lacking - the fullback positions are the most important and where I would really spend the money.




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31 May 2017 10:02:46
Oh yeah? Fair play, he's a left winger, pace and trickery, be a good purchase but am sure his price will be prohibitive to say the least (and seem to remember him being strongly linked elsewhere though can't remember the club) .





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11 Jul 2017 11:05:59
First was Fowler probably - bit too young to have seen either Rush or Barnes in their prime. Liked McManaman as well until he buggered off to Real Madrid on a free.




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11 Jul 2017 08:13:00
The new owners you have definitely look to be making a statement about their ambitions and were they want the club to be moving forward - I fancy you's will be a lot closer to the top 6 (and dare I say top 4) this season.

I forgot about Sandro! Great price and a smart addition, your squad is looking much more solid that it has done before - I think having a thin squad has been your downfall before as, with injuries, you's have tended to slump. Looking better for you this season though. I would swerve Sigurdsson if I were Everton though - 50mil is just stupid, never is he worth that much.


{Ed025's Note - gylfi at £30m looked good business to me seano but the swans are obviously keen to keep him and have priced him out of the market, we are now able to compete for the higher end players thanks to mr moshiri and the sky money so no excuses for us now mate..



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11 Jul 2017 07:47:55
I think your transfer business looks really good so far Ed025. 75mil for Lukaku is excellent given how capricious he is on the pitch - he'll do well at United i'm sure but never at 75mil player in my book. The rest of the players you've signed are smart additions - Klaasen is an excellent player and that young Nigerian is supposed to be mustard. The only one which doesn't make sense to me is Rooney. What are your thoughts on him? And how many more arrivals do you expect at Everton?

p. s. sorry to be asking on this page, having major issues with my log in and this is the only place allowing me to post.


{Ed025's Note - im very happy with the way things have gone seano, some great business i think and sandro looks a steal at just over £5m, i was not keen on wayne coming back myself but koeman wanted him so i will bow to his superior knowledge of the game and now hes here will get my full support, another 2 or 3 ins would be the order of the day with a target man like giroud the priority, and even though we have spent big i still feel there is more to come mate..



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11 Jul 2017 07:56:19
Come on Harry we've got decent prices for the 2 players we've signed this window, we are hardly throwing money away (I wish we would throw some away on Mendy to be honest! ) .




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11 Jul 2017 07:50:58
I'd have Varane personally, when not injured he is immense.