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11 Feb 2015 15:09:08
Any news of Flanagan getting a new contract? Is it even being discussed?


1.) 11 Feb 2015 22:31:14
Hope he gets one, he worked hard last year and showed he had the quality to be in the first team. That goal against Spurs is still a highlight from last season for me.

2.) 12 Feb 2015 10:25:51
One wonder goal and he get's a new contract ? Rather cash in on him and bring another youngster through.

3.) 12 Feb 2015 10:32:07
I think it would be wise to see how he does when he returns from injury.

A full season out is a long time especially at his age.

4.) 12 Feb 2015 13:34:34
Actually It wasn't simply one wonder goal, he played brilliantly when he came in, made Johnson look more of a mug than he actually is, showed that he has what it takes at the top level as he was consistant, solid and worked hard, the goal against spurs was the icing on the cake, as was his reaction.

5.) 12 Feb 2015 17:29:04
Agree Mr D

6.) 13 Feb 2015 07:45:01
He was our only defender last year that actually looked like he had any intention of defending and made opposition players think twice about running at him. He was the best positioned, most disciplined, most energetic and most effective defensive player we had last year. And that was playing on the wrong side.

7.) 13 Feb 2015 20:29:52
If carra was still about he would have learned so much. I remember one of his first games seeing carra talking him through the game, where to be and where to keep the attackers. Shame.

8.) 13 Feb 2015 22:20:00
He played brilliantly last season, but still think it would be wise to see how he recovers after being out for a season.

9.) 14 Feb 2015 12:48:58
I have mentioned this in the past, no the likelyhood is he won't be offered a new contract, he will be given a chance to prove himself in the next couple of months before the decision is made, read my last comment to find out why. Also BR thinks wisdom is a better option as he can fit into the three at the back aswel as a full back

10.) 14 Feb 2015 22:58:50
I think his time is up. Another Martin Kelly Saga.




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25 Feb 2017 13:20:11
For the Belgium based reds - anyone know of anywhere that I might be able to watch the game in Brussels on Monday? Preferably in/ near the European Quarter?




08 Feb 2017 16:23:17
Freddy Adu just failed to get a contract with Portland

I think it's time the owners opened their chequebook tbh. My footy manager 05 said that he'd make Pele look like Jovanovic by now!


1.) 08 Feb 2017 19:23:24
I reckon we get him in and put him up front with Nemeth!

2.) 08 Feb 2017 22:59:27
I'm surprised no-one has suggested Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. If we could buy a centre back with that name on the back of shirt we would be unbeatable! There is even a Dutch player -meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornis - however tghis one is more suited to manchester united as it translates to 'mental peronality disorder'.



30 Jan 2017 15:27:30
Hi Eds

Bit of a general football question if I may. A local lower league club I used to work for has just started letting a late 30's ex player train with them again. This ex player is a cult name most people would recognise here but since his career ended (slightly prematurely) he's been on a personal downhill slide; substance abuse, wife moved out etc. It was very unexpected for those of us who knew him back in the day (which in fairness was a while ago now) when he was always the nicest, most normal, down to earth guy at the club.

I know those sorts of issues are a risk for retiring athletes who lived for their sport and suddenly are without any of the direction or rush that it brings. But are football clubs in general (and I'm sure there are extreme cases at both ends of the spectrum) making proactive steps to help players settle into retirement from the sport and transition away from that life? Or do they exist in a space where as soon as your contract is over unless you have another way to be useful, they don't want to hear your name again?



{Ed002's Note - Players are transient and you spend the last part of their career at a lower league club - it cannot be expected that such a club eases a player in to retirement. Players get a lot of support nowadays and the PFA provides help.}

1.) 30 Jan 2017 15:45:57
PFA have help there but you have to go looking for it, they do not go out of their way to promote or help this with ex players. in some cases it could be at a point where the demons are already in the system and you have to be at rock bottom before the system steps into help.

2.) 30 Jan 2017 20:42:25
Without sounding heartless but why should footballers get this help? Plenty of people have stressful jobs and get no help, nurses, soldiers, teachers etc.

3.) 31 Jan 2017 08:52:39
There needs to be more sympathy and awareness of mental health issues in all walks of life.

4.) 31 Jan 2017 12:01:46
Thanks Ed002. More of a curiosity than an expectation.

Mikey - all of those people have help so I don't know what you're on about. There are trade unions, charities, membership organisations and government funds that literally exist for the sole reason of helping those people. Don't make the mistake of thinking that every footballer is rich and can afford all the help they need - a very small percent actually end up 'rich' - most probably earn a better than average wage for most of their career, but when their career is 15-20 years max and finish it with little education to move onto something else, that 'better than average' wage needs to cover them for a very long time. I had a drink with a player for this club at their retirement party, he graduated from the spurs academy but spent almost his whole career in League 1 and the Championship. He told me he never earned more than £75k/ y and most of the time it was closer to £40k/ y. Sounds like good money but as he pointed out, he might never earn more than minimum wage in his life (being a more or less unknown footballer with a O-level in PE doesn't exactly quality you for many jobs) means he'll probably earn significantly less over his career than the average person on the street will.

99 - it's good to hear that the PFA does have a recognised function in that.



29 Jan 2017 15:07:13
As an aside from the misery of the last week, it was great to see Conner Coady yesterday. He has obviously come on leaps and bounds as a player and it was great to see one of our youth players really enjoying their football - good for the lad!


1.) 29 Jan 2017 19:28:45
Agreed. Really hard working lad who deserves success. Unlike Sinclair who looked like a lazy, petulant child today against Milwall. Making it pro is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration! Coady is a good lad.



10 Jan 2017 19:26:27
United have started effectively their first XI against Hull with the notable exception of Ibrahimovic


1.) 10 Jan 2017 20:18:18
This is the Liverpool page

2.) 10 Jan 2017 20:50:47
To be fair Steph, we play United this weekend so the team they field tonight is intriguing with regards to how much energy they will have for the game against us. I assume that is what hjikle is getting at anyway.

3.) 10 Jan 2017 20:57:19
And your point is there at home and play a day before us and they don't have to play away

4.) 10 Jan 2017 21:29:36
Rojo, Carrick, Martial and Ibra

5.) 10 Jan 2017 21:39:09
I know MK! The post was more for fun rather than critique. However, I believe it would be best if both players, staff and fans, myself included, concentrate on our own game and the next one, rather than concern ourselves with what other teams do, or fans or pundits say. So far this season i believe for the most part we were the better team and only have ourselves to blame for any dropped points, so if we concentrate on our own game, i believe we have a really good chance of achieving our goals

6.) 10 Jan 2017 22:13:38
Good one, Steph1. I`ve never cared what other teams do cos it should never dictate how you prepare. Focus on ourselves, respect the opponent, NEVER fear them and go out there believing in your strategy and preparation and let the chips fall where they may. Bottom line is there should be no regrets, after the game.

7.) 10 Jan 2017 23:55:37
For all the discussion about how we are preparing for the major game happening on the weekend, it is worth at least knowing what the opposition are doing to prepare. Pretty simple really.

And I utterly reject the notion that what our opponents do shouldn't change what we do. Champions alter their tactics to best block the strengths and target the weaknesses of their opposition.

8.) 11 Jan 2017 01:18:15
Hijkle, no one is saying that. Checking up on the opponent is all part of the preparation process. What you can`t do is to dwell on what their doing too much cos it takes away the focus from your own preparation, Champions or not.

9.) 11 Jan 2017 10:48:54
Not as if us discussing United will have any impact, agreed if Klopp came out in the presser talking about their line up fair enough, but us as fans can discuss it knowing our discussions will not affect the team in any way.

10.) 11 Jan 2017 13:34:05
Agreed, Welsh.




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15 Mar 2017 14:57:00
Dont fully agree with you Sueprmane because:

A) He's a wide player not a number 10.
B) He might not be the best wide player not in top team (i. e. a team that might win their league without bankrupting bookies), but he would be on that list
C) Mane is the only player on our team who actually does his best work cutting in from wide

I agree that, Costa is a fine player - I just don't see him leaving Bayern to come to Liverpool. If anything, surely Bayern signing Brandt would be recognition that Robben is on the way out?

In any case, the window is a long way away and nothing is decided yet. I would image that for many players we would be a very competitive offer against Bayern if we get into the champions league for the additional playing time we could offer. But in any case I'd sure he's not the only player Klopp has scouted as as Supermane does correctly say, it's not like being unable to sign a quality attacker means is the only thing we have to do. I don't think anyone would cry if we upgraded some of our defence and maybe brought some real competition in for our midfield but failed to sign a striker/ winger.




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23 Feb 2017 12:26:23
Why? He's okay but hardly brilliant.




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13 Feb 2017 16:19:22
Of all the players you mentioned MK only Walcott and Owen to a far lesser extent relied pretty much 100% on pace. Some of them, like Gerrard and Messi, actually don't really have that impressive a turn of pace at all. Most of them also had their most fruitful seasons after 26 which seems to be your randomly applied cut off date for decline beginning.

I'm not saying we will or won't be interested in a guy like him, but your counter argument and random names thrown in (btw, when there are as many exceptions to the rule as there are people fitting the rule, it's not a rule) seems odd to say the least!




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07 Feb 2017 15:54:13
Well said Ed001.




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19 Jan 2017 10:36:43
New CB - Gomez. New LB - Juanma





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16 Mar 2017 11:25:47
Ron - I'm not saying he is. I'm saying that Van Dijk is a fraud and barely an improvement over Lovren, if he is one at all.




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15 Mar 2017 09:22:47
I don't remember much about Aurelio in open play, he never filled me with that much confidence tbh. But those set plays. the talent and the intelligence that he had were an unspeakably dangerous mix when he stood over a dead ball.




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15 Mar 2017 09:16:47
I'd rather see Scott Dann play in red than Van Dijk.




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13 Mar 2017 16:19:51
How much do U23 games cost to go to nowadays?




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09 Mar 2017 19:09:11
Leicester scored 3 after no league goals in 10 games.