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04 Jul 2019 11:17:19
Ed a quick question if you have any info.

I remember laxalt being linked in the past but I'm sure you mentioned us giving up on any interest. With Milan now poised to sign Theo Hernandez would they possibly look to offer laxalt around at a decent price? Would it be a possibility we may look again at him if readily available or is it non runner?

{Ed002's Note - It is a good question. Laxalt would be happy to stay at Milan and it is Ricardo Rodriguez who was blocking his place in the first team for much of last season who is being offered around. However, with Marco Giampaolo as the new coach and Theo Hernandez joining it will still limit opportunities - although with serious financial issues they will be thinking about keeping him to cover the LB, LM and LW positions - which he is capable of doing. Interest remains from Atalanta and Newcastle enquired - seeing him as a left sided option to Kenedy. For me he would be ideal cover for LB, LM and LW at Liverpool but there has seemingly been no recent interest from the club although he is one of those players - like Valentino Lazaroon the right, who is comfortable in several positions.}

1.) 04 Jul 2019 12:16:41
Thanks for that answer, very insightful overview in fairness. It's his versatility indeed is what would have made him a sensible option too I think. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}




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04 Jul 2019 14:36:31
Just a little thought guys as I was thinking to this time last year what we were all hoping and expecting to happen. With fabinho and keita signed and we were counting down to fekir too we thought the excitement on here and with all fans was great. We all had the idea of fab, naby and fekir as our 3 man new midfield. Looking back now i think personally myself I was naive to think they can function well in the team. We had no OX for the year, hendo wasn't appreciated and we seemed content to get gini out the door. I think we were quite clueless in our ideas of building a strongest 11 in hindsight. Anyone disagree and still think those 3 would have worked together?

1.) 04 Jul 2019 15:46:52
I still believe that midfield 3 would be incredible. Fekir can play false 9 too.

Understand wed need an outgoing player to make space in the squad though so looking unlikely right now.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 15:49:43
I kinda agree Har mate. Although if Fekir did sign last year we would of been over stacked with centre midfield players dont you think? Given all those youve mentioned with Ox and Keta the main 2 to play instead of Fekir. Makes you wonder what we would do with all the midfielders if we do bring in another this window? Which is why I dont get the need and hope for another one to arrive, unless its more of a Winger/ Forward that arrives. Lots still pine for Fernandes or Fekir but truth if the matter is who do we leave out the squad to get them in?

{Ed002's Note - Fekir is not a CM player.}

3.) 04 Jul 2019 16:21:53
Klopp wanted 3 midfielders because he wasn't happy with what he had. Hendo can't play dm. Gini had a really poor season and we lacked midfield goals.

It was a no brainer really as was buying a new keeper and a cb.

{Ed001's Note - Klopp has always used a midfield 3. He used it at Mainz and Dortmund. He wanted 3 midfielders because it enables him to dominate midfield, you are completely and utterly talking bubbles.}

4.) 04 Jul 2019 16:28:40
I guess we learn lessons each year and try and improve.

The biggest improvement last summer was in GK and defensive midfield areas which allowed us to play a more controlled gameplay which tremendously improved our results.

The lessons from this season are that we are already really good! We just need a creative edge in the midfield - which should be addressed by Keita and Ox - and need effective rotation options up front. Sadly Shaqiri and Lallana just don't cut it! We also need a left footed LB backup option.

5.) 04 Jul 2019 16:45:34
Ok Ed I guess what your saying he could play in the N10 but not really suited to covering the rings is he? And Har was referring to a 3 in midfield of Fabinho Keta and him thats all so was just saying we are stacked in that area?

{Ed001's Note - Fekir has often played on the wings. Usually he plays as a forward.}

6.) 04 Jul 2019 17:02:05
True Ed002 about Fekir not being a CM but with our front three being first choice, Mane, Salah and Firmino would possibly have to see Fekir taking up a midfield place if we ever had to sign him like Shaqiri has had to do in midfield.

Think it is fair to say that Fekir will not arrive at Anfield unless we move on a 1st team player as Fekir not going to sign to play second or 3rd fiddle. He will also come at a very high fee and wages. No point in having someone like that on the bench.

It has been mentioned many times by the Eds that we opted for Shaqiri after the move for Fekir broke down last season.

So if we did not sign Shaqiri and opted for Fekir then that might have meant less playing time for the likes of Firmino.

I honestly do not see us moving for Fekir in this window.

7.) 04 Jul 2019 17:24:31
Fair point then Ed001, sorry mate I didnt realise he had or could play on the wings or as a forward player tbh. On the strength of that he would make a lot of sense, lets hope we go for him before he gos to Inter or somewhere else.

8.) 04 Jul 2019 17:42:12
Fekir broke through as a striker and has only transition to a deeper role in last couple of years, like dybala, griezzman type, can drop into deep zones and pockets but he's far from a midfielder. That's my point really he would never fit in 433 unless in false 9 or inside right possibly instead of salah. That 3 were talked about last summer as one of the possible best midfields about, we wouldn't have even made top 4 or past group stage in Europe with that as first choice I believe. I remember klopp tried shaq in the 3 and had to sub him at HT for Milner as we didn't control, I remember before spurs game we were all delighted to see a line-up of hendo with wijnaldum and keita ahead of him, they walked through us. 2 games with an unbalanced midfield, Porto away too we had no control first half until sub at the break. Away to Southampton Milner and Henderson had to come on and we didn't gain control until we did. Fekir would have offered nothing in terms of shape and control and every game keita played without fabinho and either Henderson or Milner we struggled badly. The huge dominant performances were all built on dominating midfield with aggression. Bayern away, Barcelona at home, Chelsea home, United home. Arsenal home. Every game had fabinho with 2 of hendo Milner gini. The loss to city, fabinho was dropped, 2 draws with west ham and Leicester keita played without fab and hendo or milner due to them either injured or playing defence. That spurs game we were outplayed, along with the 2 Southampton results. Loss away to napoli in Europe then lucky draws with Chelsea and city was before fabinho was bought into the fold. Everton United and Barcelona away we failed to score in each. Trent and firmino missed those 3 games which proves what I'm trying to say, when Trent was out, Gomez Milner and Henderson each had to play right back, with firmino out we even had to play gini up top as sturridge failed so miserably, Milner was used at LB when robbo missed out. For a period klopp never had his choice of midfield. Keita is not a tactical controller of play, he needs a Henderson or Milner experience alongside. And Milner hendo and wijnaldum play better with fabinho to complement. If we had full back or attacking options and played with our current midfield we would have picked up more wins. There's a pattern to our poor performances. Last 10 or 12 games, we only struggled in moments when either fabinho Trent or firmino didn't play. A forward and defence back up means a stronger midfield without even signing a midfielder.

9.) 04 Jul 2019 17:45:42
If he joined Id expect hed be used as cover for the forwards when were playing 4-3-3 (as Ed says, Klopp preferred setup against the better teams so we can control midfield), or occasionally he could be used as an attacking midfielder if playing more of a 4-2-3-1. Klopp has occasionally used four more attacking players against more stubborn defensive setups and when weve dominated the possession. In these sorts of situations there would be a clear advantage to having a Fekir type player over a Gini or a Milner playing as a 10 IMO.

10.) 04 Jul 2019 17:56:29
What are you talking about ed (Willis)

Fabinho came in to play the number 6 as Hendo was not playing well/ suited to that role. Keita came in because he wanted a player who can carry the play in midfield. Fekir was targeted to play AM.

Which part don't you agree with

Gini was terrible in 2017/ 2018 season
Hendo is not as his best in the number 6 role.
or at the time we needed Keita to carry the ball in midfield.

Of course he plays 3 in midfield but he wasn't happy at the time with their performances, hence why he let Can go and targeted 3 new players.

11.) 04 Jul 2019 18:07:34
I dont understand where youre coming from Har mate.

People seem to think a 433 is 3 Central Midfielders in the classic sense.

There are lots of variations of the shape of that middle 3, one of them being you have 2 classic central midfielders whilst the other is a CAM no 10.

That formation is where Fekir would come in.

12.) 04 Jul 2019 18:16:04
He aint going to come as a back up SG Red.

13.) 04 Jul 2019 18:16:56
Probably his best position is false 9 so he could interchange with front 3. Also the 4 could play together, there would need to be a sale though.

14.) 04 Jul 2019 18:23:14
Mark, do you know what a false 9 is? If that is the case as you have explained the Fekir would need to take up Firmino's place who is our false 9.

15.) 04 Jul 2019 18:37:38
Firmino won't play 55 games Max. Also as happened this season players were out of form at different times.

Fekir can play false 9 or AM, he would get enough game time IMO. But Shaq or Lallana would need to be sold.

16.) 04 Jul 2019 18:42:50
How will Fekir be a regular starter in Klopp's setup Mark?

Fekir can play up top but he will only sign if he is going to play regularly. I hope you understand that.

So with Firmino, Mane and Salah being regular starters, where is Klopp going to fit Fekir in to start regularly as you are smoking your socks if you think Fekir is goint to be a sub.

17.) 04 Jul 2019 18:43:24
Yeah shaq attack I'm not an idiot. That set up you describe is pretty much a 4231 not 433, the exact point I'm making, he would have fitted easier in that formation that we tried and failed to play well with. Would you think that formation would suit us? Fekir is not a midfield player.

18.) 04 Jul 2019 18:53:48
False 9s! Sweet baby Jesus! Cant we just have one of those players who is fast, skilful, good in the air and puts the ball in the net when another player passed to them. We used to call them strikers I think?

19.) 04 Jul 2019 19:16:30
Casey, should we sign Sharp from Sheffield UTD? It just ain't going to work. Not even Origi plays as a natural striker when he is selected.

20.) 04 Jul 2019 19:34:37
Har, youre being perdantic. 433 and 4321, whatever you want to call it are exactly the same thing, either way he plays no10 in that role, there really isnt any difference.

21.) 04 Jul 2019 19:36:16
Mark, based on your comments, you seem to have NO idea of what a false 9 is as that position does NOT exist. CF's come in different shapes, size, styles and forms. Some are old fashioned target men. Others can occupy the channels and make CB's chase and get dragged out of position. Others do both and press the back line while others can do all of that and drop into midfield and create. George Weah was one of the first to do that after Marco Van Basten retired even tho, Van Basten was not known to press that much.

Bobbie is the guy who does nearly ALL of the things I mentioned above. He is not part of the system we deploy by Klopp. He IS the system. Bobbie may not score as many goals as other CF's BUT that is NOT his fundamental job in Klopp's system. His job is to press the opposition and leave them no time to get on he ball and pick passes. He sets the tone for Salah and Mane to press and harry as well. They feed off his energy and his ability to occupy CB's and drag them out of position. There is a reason why there is near NO CF like him on earth.

As for you saying Fekir is a false 9. That is just operating from a position of ignorance. Fekir and Lacazette were strike partners when they both started at Lyon (taking over from Gomis and Lisandro Lopes) . NEVER A FALSE 9. In fact, Lacazette started on the right wing due to both of these players while Fekir came in later. Fekir then played with Lacazette up top and then dropped into the no. 10 role a couple of years ago when Lacazette left for Arsenal. Again, you seem to say a lot of stuff BUT vknow very little of what you are talking about. Sheesh!

22.) 04 Jul 2019 19:44:15
Hed score more Origi who scored 3 league goals last year by the way but is being fawned over like he was Marco Van Basten

We need Werner from Leipzig. and not as a back up either. Our front 3 are knackered after 2 hard league seasons, a World Cup, AFCON and Copa America. Were going to be up rubbish street if one of them goes down with injury. Praying and keeping your fingers crossed that Brewster is more like Michael Owen than Adam Morgan is asking for trouble.

23.) 04 Jul 2019 20:07:02
Red Wolf I said he can play as a false 9 which is true. The Firmino debate has been done to death. He was very average last season and we still won number 6, never turned up in a final etc etc. I disagree with most of what you normally say. STOP USING THE CAPITALS. Sheesh.

24.) 04 Jul 2019 20:33:12
Red Wolf I think some in here THRIVE ON CAUSING ARGUMENTS MATE for some reason, rather than adding something positive.

Ed001, seems were on the subject mate, do you have and reason to believe we might go back in for NF this Summer then?

{Ed001's Note - not really. The lad wants the move to us and Lyon want to sell him but I don't know of any fresh interest from our side.}

25.) 04 Jul 2019 21:43:14
Fair enough Ed, cheers mate.

26.) 04 Jul 2019 22:06:51
And the winner is. Har-red92. Under the category of "Consistent long essays worthy of a book".

27.) 05 Jul 2019 07:04:02
Replying to the original post.

Bringing in Fabhino, Naby and Fekir ( which didnt happen ) certainly wasnt to displace Hendo and Gini, why would anyone think that?

They were purchased in order to complement the existing team and give us more balance and protection for the back 4 from midfield.

28.) 05 Jul 2019 08:42:38
Do people really see Keita displacing anyone? some bright flashes, but otherwise not very impressive so far.



28 Jun 2019 03:18:58
Good business done with moving Camacho on. A 20% fee of any future transfer and also a buy back clause included, I'm not aware of details of that clause if anyone can enlighten me but seems like a good deal for a player in the last year of his contract.

Also apparently in the van den berg deal we only have to pay the 3mil add ons if he makes 350 league and European appearances for us which is a quite odd structure of payment.

1.) 28 Jun 2019 16:01:31
Har_red92 I have to disagree with you. We are yet again letting another promising youngster leave for very little and we as fans pine for multi million pound replacements. Its the pattern we are going down quite sad really and has been the trend. So good business as you put it I dont think.

2.) 04 Jul 2019 06:41:27
Well he was refusing to sign a contract so we had little choice, we got a good deal for a player who would otherwise run out his contract. Surely you know that?



27 Jun 2019 23:07:34
Eds do ye have any knowledge of plans for kamil grabara next season? I'm presuming another loan will be the plan, I've seen bundesliga being mentioned which would be a big step up if he was given the chance to play there regularly. With his summer duties now over are there any signs of where the interest lies?

{Ed001's Note - he is expected to go on loan.}

1.) 28 Jun 2019 01:21:49
With Alison looking like long term it's hard to see anything other than the club now looking to develop grabara into tasty profit, similar to Kent, Wilson, ward.

2.) 28 Jun 2019 01:32:00
I personally feel we should just give Grabara the number two role. I mean, from what I've seen, he is the real deal. Maybe the intent is to keep Mignolet one more year until Grabara is ready for the Prem?

3.) 28 Jun 2019 06:28:42
I can't see him wanting to sit on the bench every game, he's young with potential, he'll surely want to play and progress in his career, financially makes no sense for us either to have his development pretty much stop.



27 Jun 2019 11:14:26
Im very happy with the signing of van den berg. I haven't seen him play and considering he's only 17 his future could go either way.

The fact that he is pacy and good on the ball is nice to hear though and already with experience of first team games. For the price we've paid seems excellent investment and training with the likes of VVD daily will hopefully see him develop at a similar style to Gomez.

1.) 27 Jun 2019 12:02:27
Feel like everyones forgotten how well Hoever played in his cameo's.

2.) 27 Jun 2019 12:20:38
I can't help but think that this signing is related to Hoever. Ed01 had mentioned that there was a hint of attitude from Hoever because of the cameos, and maybe the club don't see Hoever in the future plans. Or maybe I'm making too much of it and they're building up a future partnership for both.

{Ed001's Note - did I?}

3.) 27 Jun 2019 12:28:19
What cameos? He played 1 cup game, he's a kid not ready for first team at all.

4.) 27 Jun 2019 12:27:34
Is it there ed01?

{Ed001's Note - I don't remember saying anything regarding Hoever, I think ArAy is getting mixed up with Camacho maybe?

Hoever barely featured and certainly did nothing outstanding to suggest he is in the running or in any way ready for the first team yet.}

5.) 27 Jun 2019 13:08:14
It was 007 (the poster, not the Ed) that said that Hoever's first team appearance had gone to his head and that he was regressing.

No one else including the eds have confirmed or denied that to be true though.

6.) 27 Jun 2019 13:20:45
Hoever plays one first team game and suddenly hes the next Lilian Thuram ????.

7.) 27 Jun 2019 13:39:40
Less than a full game (he came off the bench early doors), and i'm sure he's seen more as a full back than a CB (at the moment anyway) . No reason to doubt 007's rambling posts, but he's been playing for Dutch youth teams in tournaments, so I would be surprised if he turned into a big-time Charlie after one subs appearance.

8.) 27 Jun 2019 13:43:53
He wasnt brilliant but he did okay. What shone through was his confidence. He looked like a wee lad though, nowhere near ready. Must be decent though to have made the bench.

9.) 27 Jun 2019 13:54:22
The price paid for van den berg is very good for a teenager that attracted the attention of all of europe's top clubs, he is very young and not expected to be a first teamer, the club will allow him to develop, if he fulfil his potential, then we have a hell of centre back pairing in the next couple of years, if not we 'll move him on and will make decent return on him. Remember Solanke.

10.) 27 Jun 2019 16:42:56
I could well be very wrong guys + Ed01. But I clearly remember reading something about Hoever beginning to show some attitude. I'll do a search and see if I can pull it out. Apologies if I'm wrong and if it referred to someone else.

11.) 27 Jun 2019 16:47:19
He played less than a game. He could be anything yet. Give the boy some time to develop.

12.) 27 Jun 2019 17:11:07
I loved Cameo"Word Up"brill song.

13.) 27 Jun 2019 17:24:30
Barry, I still watch the video from time to time. Truly avant-garde when it came out. That boxing cup!

14.) 27 Jun 2019 17:27:56
I did a search and couldn't find anything. Maybe Epic is right and somehow I confused Ed001 with 007 (both will be reaching for a gun to point at my head now) . Sorry for any for any confusion created. It should have stayed in my head.

{Ed001's Note - Bondy will be making a note of this day in his calendar!!}

15.) 27 Jun 2019 18:31:46
Ed1, what would be the plan for this young kid then? Weve signed him from playing 1st team football, presumably theres little point in him joining our under 23s so do you see him getting anywhere near the 1st team match day squad or will he get loaned out?

{Ed001's Note - why is there little point in him playing in the U23s? It is about teaching him how to play our way. Plus he will cover the first team.}

16.) 27 Jun 2019 18:41:48
Does he have the time Ed001? Given he's so busy hanging out at the docks and finding any means possible to hang LFC flags and colors anywhere anyhow, LOL.

{Ed001's Note - he will make time for that.}

17.) 28 Jun 2019 07:23:16
Lfc hopeful asking Eds to look into a crystal ball. And will he be loaned out? Seriously? On the actual day he signed? Come on.

{Ed002's Note - He cannot be loaned out - the rules do not allow it.}

18.) 28 Jun 2019 20:34:44
Whats so crazy about that question Jurgen? Were taking a 17yo out of 1st team football so my question really is arenliverpool looking to put him into the 1st team squad, where by ahead of him is VVD, Gomez, Lovren and Matip or are we going to put him in with the under 23s. I would presume there is some sort of plan rather than crystal ball gazing. Eds replies he could learn how to play our way in the under 23s, thats probably the plan and the club sure know better than me. I just wasnt sure if that was a better development route that 1st team football, and if it wasnt hed either be expected to be pushing for our XI or wed loan him.



15 Jun 2019 15:52:21
Looking forward to the u21 euro's starting this weekend, nice to get a view of some young players i haven't seen much of yet. Will keep an eye on Italy's sandro tonali as I've yet to see him proper. I remember quotes within brescia a month or 2 ago said we were watching him. Any more to that eds? Haven't heard nowt since?

{Ed002's Note - There has been interest from Liverpool in a couple of young Italians including ST - but as has been explained he will not be moving to Liverpool.}

1.) 15 Jun 2019 17:37:09
Channel coverage please? ⚽️✌.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 18:22:15
Cheers ed I figured as much. He's too young for a move out of Italy anyway, prove himself in serie A first. As always this tournament will get some players a big move. I remember about 10 years ago watching Babel tear it up, was tearing defences apart. Drenthe went straight to Madrid for big money, rigters top scorer, never achieved anything after. I'm sure Leroy lita was England's star Lol, funny how careers pan out. Imagine England could have Trent, Gomez, sancho, rashford, rice too. They still have a decent side. My pick of player to shine is jovic. Anybody got a player that might surprise,?

3.) 15 Jun 2019 20:10:42
Moise Kean is going to really make a name for himself. He's already showing glimpses at club level but he's going to be head and shoulders above everyone.

An outsider for best player could be Domagoj Bradaric of Croatia. He's a left back and has only just emerged this season, but he's one hell of a player.

4.) 15 Jun 2019 20:33:15
Kean looks exciting tbf. Can't say I've heard of the Croatian lad.

5.) 15 Jun 2019 20:55:13
Tonali is an excellent player. It will not be long before he heads to a bigger team. A few have already tried to persuade him to leave but he decided to stay and continue his progress at a team which gave him game time on the advice of Roberto baggio.




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13 Jul 2019 05:38:10
I don't think it's necessarily as simple to just say he doesn't have the work rate. It's just his overall style doesn't fit well for us, lack of pace and aggression on and off the ball, he not suited to a high tempo running team. A very good player with hopefully a bright future but he needs the right team to suit his play.

The likes of riquelme, deco, sneijder, all star players in the right side but would never suit us under klopp due to playing style.



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04 Jul 2019 16:16:37
I'd take de gea over lloris myself. I don't rate lloris as high as many others. I think if you stuck him in United's team for the last 5 years and de gea behind vertonghen and alderwield it would be a clear winner. The standard of keepers in England is strong now, the fact that England's no1 keeper is no better than mid table standard currently. Big teams are splashing out for the best keepers as they make a big difference. The level of full backs on the other hand is very poor at moment. City have had to spend about 120 or more on walker danilo and mendy, and they still aren't strong there. Ashley young and Valencia, 2 wingers with average careers into their 30s have been what United have relied on. Rose doesn't look happy, trippier is not a defender. Azpilicueta can only defend and Alonso can only attack, neither suit a back 4. Arsenal use 34 yr olds or else young wingers.

The fact United had to pay near 50mil for a RB with 40 games played in his career is because the quality is so poor.

Makes you wonder even just recently the likes of cole, evra, Coleman, Baines, zabaleta, sagna, ivanovic have played many years regularly at top sides. Only a couple of those I'd say were consistently top class but every left back there gets in every team asides us today. Cole maybe would get ahead of robbo in his prime. Even the right backs, not fashionable but defend better than every current RB asides Azpilicueta and jury still out on AWB. If bassaka cost 50 imagine what maldini or thuram would be worth in today's market. 10 or 15 years ago when the prem had vidic and Ferdinand, Terry and carvalho, carragher and hyypia. Even guys like gallas, ledly king, Richard Dunne, kompany, Laursen and lescott at villa. Harry Maguire would be nowhere near as he's valued if that group were playing today. City could possibly have walker stones Maguire and let's just say if they went for chilwell as another example of vastly overrated. Your talking 220 million plus on an English back 4 who I'd value at nothing more than 100mil tops. Trent Gomez and robbo cost us 11mil. I don't get why some clubs aren't shopping abroad with the market in England at moment. United spurs arsenal and city will all have to spend big money this summer on at least 1 and likely 2 first team defenders and in this market I'm glad we did our work last summer.



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04 Jul 2019 12:16:41
Thanks for that answer, very insightful overview in fairness. It's his versatility indeed is what would have made him a sensible option too I think. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}



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27 Jun 2019 12:24:30
What? Hoever has played 88 mins of senior football, he's just a kid who's proved nothing at all so far. Van den berg is just 17 too, he became the youngest ever player to reach 10 games in eredivise, . For 1.5 possibly 4 million how does this move not make sense. He might be great he might flop, same as Hoever. But they're 17 years old, players for the future.

{Ed002's Note - He is another schoolboy or will only be allowed to train a limited number of hours.}



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17 Jun 2019 01:01:43
Do you really think a club like lille, are in any situation to hold out for 3 huge clubs to bid anything close to that. He will move for half that price. Fernandes only last week had every club queing up to pay 70mil too. Any bid of 40 mil would be accepted immediately. If Felix was only allowed to leave benfica this year for his 110mil buyout clause it would have been met already.

They could hardly be capable of rejecting a 60-70 mil bud. 3 regularly touted all summer as the hottest properties with huge clubs interested. All at weaker clubs with 1 season success, while other players around Europe being signed for much less. Pepe might be a possible competition option with a 30 35 mill bid, certainly wouldn't be promised a key role at any club like bayern, juve or us. It's all complete made up rubbish.

A week after fernandes was being heralded as the next great midfielder with every club after him suddenly nothing of any interest. For close to 70 million you are wanting a sane, son, dembele, dybala, guedes, mahrez, lacazette, havertz, . Many would cost much less. It's always the same made up garbage.




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13 Jul 2019 14:31:18
I liked Robbie Keane as a player very much, I just kind of meant he was our big signing that summer and we all were hoping him and Torres would be a deadly duo, he tried his best but it wasn't working. Poorly managed situation.



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13 Jul 2019 10:05:56
In terms of worst for what we paid and expectations. Carroll, Keane, aquilani, markovich, benteke.

Honourable mention to ossama assaidi and Milan jovanovic.



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13 Jul 2019 07:04:11
In 2007 they went go karting before Barcelona game in QF, crouchs brakes failed and with Alonso and kuyt infront of him he had to choose 1 to crash into, he said he picked kuyt to hit as Alonso was more important to the team, haha a proper funny bloke.



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13 Jul 2019 06:45:04
Let's be realistic here about the young lads. Laroucci looks lively, he was only used for u18 though and his first season played at LB. A season of consistency at u23 would be his next expectation if Lewis is loaned or possibly used as LB cover.

Jones and Woodburn are so far down the pecking order in their positions, u23 or loans.

What pleased me most was the clear difference in Hoevers physique, looked imposing, Brewster too didn't look like a boy anymore. Duncan and glatzel need at least another year. Kent and Wilson at 22/ 23 best to move on.



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13 Jul 2019 06:26:42
Nicol has a poor knowledge of the current game for sure. Any former players ye like as underrated pundits? Personally I think bellamy and jenas have a good understanding, Richie sadlier from Ireland too I think is excellent.

The likes of Henry Owen shearer never provide strong insight and only their playing career gets them the top jobs.