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16 Aug 2019 11:31:31
Adrian a doubt for a Saturday, apparently a fan ran in to celebrate, slipped and took him out. A decision will be made tomorrow.




13 Aug 2019 10:38:51
Lovren not included in the squad for the super cup due to 'Illness', either it is a huge coincidence or the club are working on his departure.

Or maybe I should just put my tin foil hat away.


1.) 13 Aug 2019 11:06:48
Gomez and Matip are there as CB cover so I do not read too much into this but it is good to see the following young lads make it (Brewster, Hoever, Kelleher abd Elliott) - van der berg is not included so it must be a numbers thing so I only expect Lovren to leave if we get a decent sized bid, 15m as reported today is a very good price for the buyer.

2.) 13 Aug 2019 18:03:22
How is gomez CB cover? He’s first choice.



26 Mar 2019 11:09:11
I have to ask, ed002 any truth in the Moreno rumours to Barca. Good luck to him if it's true!


{Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware, Barcelona are already discussing bringing in one first team starter at LB an one for the future at LB.}

1.) 26 Mar 2019 15:35:09
Looks like Lazio could be his next destination.



18 Jul 2018 19:35:08
Why are both the echo and Sky reporting this Alisson deal as breaking the record that city paid for ederson? It may be the premier league record but the actual record was Buffon back in 2001.

On the subject of Alisson not seen much of him but ed001 seems to rate him highly so thatll do for me.

Also gutted for the ox, the reaction on here shows how integral he became to the squad and hope his recovery goes well.


1.) 18 Jul 2018 19:59:52
Reporters only have a 5 second memory, they probably forgot all about Buffon being the worlds most expensive keeper until this deal is completed lol.

2.) 18 Jul 2018 20:04:30
It varies depending on which currency you use because of the fluctuation in exchange rate.

Buffon held the euro record. Ederson held the sterling record. Alisson breaks both records.

3.) 18 Jul 2018 20:39:02
It’s being reported as. PL record.

4.) 18 Jul 2018 21:40:36
Didn’t they pay 52 Euro’s but for Buffon and Lilian Thurman, so for 2 players.

5.) 18 Jul 2018 23:21:08
It’s as Adam said. Buffon, although more Euros, was sold at a time when the £ was much stronger against the €.

Hence Buffon in £ at the time (2001?) is less than Ederson in £ when he was bought last year.

Not much in it, mind.

And when you think about the inflation of transfer fees in the last 15-20 years, Buffons transfer fee was in the Coutinho - Neymar range in today’s market!

What’s most amazing is that, in light of everything, Juve STILL got a bargain!



04 Feb 2018 13:12:51
In regards to the champions league it is a competition we all love but I feel it has also given a way out for many teams including us, to say, we finished top four it’s a good season.

Take champions league out of it and the only thing that should matter is winning the league (which only one team can do a year but you should be damn close in doing so) and winning a trophy.

Why has the champions league become bigger than the domestic league? don't get me wrong 2005 will live long in the memory but as an English club domestic success should be the be all and end all. For instance I’ll remember 08/09 as we came so close and even closer in 13/14 but I don’t remember the other seasons where we scrape 4th. Finishing top should be and always should be the aim with an FA Cup or League Cup (none of this carabao nonsense) .


1.) 04 Feb 2018 13:31:13
I don't think qualifying for the champions league has taken precedent over winning the title, it's just the minimum requirement from top 6 teams currently. I think if you asked most Liverpool fans they would prefer the domestic title and I think if you asked our owners they would prefer to be the owners that helped give LFC that. Where have you drawn this conclusion that the champions league is more important? It's more important for citeh currently because they haven't won it yet, and you can bet your bottom dollar that every manager within the top 6 absolutely strives to be crowned champions of the premier league, its not like citeh was the only team set out to try for the title this year and the other 5 just wanted top 4. it's just how the season has panned out with citeh being so consistent in results.

2.) 04 Feb 2018 14:04:03
Sorry WYred but surely you understand the financial rewards for UCL qualification and progression due to tv rights sponsorship etc etc. All fans want the big name players at their clubs, those players in turn want paying big money and want to be playing in the most competitive competition there is in club football the UCL. Its sad really that most clubs view the English domestic competitions as a hindrance nowadays due money pure and simple.

3.) 04 Feb 2018 14:44:06
Why not go for both? 🤔.

4.) 04 Feb 2018 16:25:09
I don’t think CL or top 4 has taken precedence over the league at all, but it’s about being able to realistically build a team that can compete. I would take the title over the CL and I would take a title over a top 4 space the following/ previous season. Money isn’t really an issue any more but top players want to play in the CL, end of story, without CL our best players, who we will have usually been forced to nurture ourselves from young talents because of not being able to attract top players, will want to leave for a better chance of winning trophies/ playing CL and so the cycle continues. There are extraordinary events of course, I. e. Leicester but this was an exception, not the rule, and i’ll be amazed if I see similar again in my lifetime. Top 4 and CL is not the be all and end all, but it is necessary to become and stay as a top team. I said at the start of the year Top four for us would be a successful season and I stand by that.

5.) 04 Feb 2018 18:50:44
Because it helps to attract the best new players.

6.) 04 Feb 2018 20:21:32
Correct stoneage 🤝.

7.) 04 Feb 2018 21:43:49
It's not always the case arsenal jus bought abumayang they ain't in champs league an also in 6th, also if u have a manager a player wants too play under that helps as abumayang has said he wanted too play under Wenger an he now playing for arsenal, as vvd wanted too play for Liverpool also.

8.) 04 Feb 2018 23:34:30
Apologies don't think i worded my point correctly. My point was that qualifying for the champions league was considered a success. I. e. we finished top four so we had a good season.

The only measurement for a good season should be winning a trophy. You could argue a title challenge is successful but only if you just miss out. But finishing fourth should not be considered an achievement it is a mere bonus that you have qualified for the champions league.

Obviously champs league has the money and attracts players, and in my original post that question was rhetroical as its money the makes the game go round which is an unfortunate outcome of the game becoming so successful.

9.) 05 Feb 2018 09:59:17
WYred, there's a difference between winning trophies and achieving targets. Both Wigan and Swansea have won major trophies since our last one but clearly they're not better teams than us. So we need a better way of measuring how well we're currently doing and that's the league.

Goals scored is a great measure of our attack, goals conceded of our defence and points of our general standing. If these records are going up or down season by season then that's measure of our progress.

Being in the top four isn't success in itself but it's a target that's shows we're improving. From 2010-16 we made the top four once, hopefully we going to do it for the second time in a row this season, that's progress.

If we start to come top four regularly then we can increase our targets to 'challenge for the title' and if we challenge for the title regularly we can increase our target to 'win the league'. That's the aim but it's a journey.

Saying we're unsuccessful because we didn't win the league is unhelpful as it wasn't a realistic target for us this season. Having a target of 'top four' and achieving that target shows we're on the right track.

10.) 05 Feb 2018 10:59:00
I think for this season if we qualified for champs league 2 seasons in a row that's progression too were we have come from, it shows a level of consistency in the league but obviously we have too take it too the next level in terms of winning leagues an cups, from the top too the bottom of the club as a whole we always should b thinking through the ceiling but these days money is king an we lag behind in that department as there are 5 or six teams as just as wealthy an 3 of them have juggernaut money.

11.) 05 Feb 2018 11:07:41
So the measurement for success is winning a trophy but you’d rather not be in a competition with a trophy up for grabs so you can focus on 3 other comps, at least 2 of which are less prestigious?

12.) 05 Feb 2018 11:35:43
I still don't think you're correct WYred - most people laugh at the few who considers it a success on it's own merit.

However, most things in life happen in steps. We've spent almost a decade out of the Champions League for the most part, so the first step is getting back into it and solidifying our position as regulars. It's a good indication of the path to success - no one really believes its the end goal of it.

13.) 05 Feb 2018 12:09:27
i think top 2 should should qualify automatic for CL and the winner of both cups get the remaining two place.

14.) 05 Feb 2018 12:33:32
Hailstones. aubumayang went to Arsenal because no other big club would buy him and he wanted to move! Also his current club are out the champions league so it made no difference to his current season.

15.) 05 Feb 2018 15:00:27
Tia, mate abumayang is quality he will bag arsenal a lot of goals bet u he has a field day in the premiership, no one wanted Suarez but we did, no one wanted coutihno we did, no one wanted Salah we did, doesn't mean anything they have a world class striker.

16.) 05 Feb 2018 16:11:36
Swish, I never said I don't want to be in the champions league, my point is that you shouldn't meerly aim for top four (you may during the season have to adapt your targets depending on results) but before a ball is kicked the title should be the aim plus any trophy your competing in.

ending a season with just a top four finish can be seen as progress from where we have been but should still be considered an average season at best.

This site is about opinions which over certain things will differ but it is what makes this site so addictive.

17.) 05 Feb 2018 18:36:26
how many clubs, Liverpool included, wish for top four, it brings so many pluses, meaning you have performed well in the bread and butter of the premiership, then to have a good run, in all the cups, hoping to win one of course, really being in the Champions League does attract the better players, and money,
this then means you can then strenghten your team, giving you a better chance to win games,
so the best teams, then have a much better chance of staying up there with the best,
we have just added VVD and Mo Salah, our full back situation looks so much better now, even Karius is improving, we have Kieta coming here in 4 months, Lovren looks good with VVD,
there to me I can see a big improvement,
if we can add a class midfielder, we can def set our sights even higher next season .

18.) 06 Feb 2018 02:24:55
WY, the aim is to win everything we enter, the top 4 is the minimum level we want to be achieving, not maximum. just cos that's what we reference as a milestone doesn't mean that we're only happy competing at that level.




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08 Mar 2020 18:26:21
2 wins away boys, permission to get excited yet? Obviously we still need the points on the board but we are now so close!


1.) 08 Mar 2020 18:35:55
Pep keeps putting out lineups like that it could be even sooner.

2.) 08 Mar 2020 18:39:20
Remember that person who said it was ‘all falling apart’ on Friday? 🤦🏼‍♂️.

3.) 08 Mar 2020 18:48:50
No time for complacency lads. Remember Watford. It's coming though.

Anyway quick poll. Would you rather us win the league at Everton or next game at Anfield?

4.) 08 Mar 2020 18:58:54
I'm going city to drop points at both arsenal and Burnley and we win the league at Goodison.

5.) 08 Mar 2020 19:08:04
I'm going to have to say at home to Palace Razor as the 21st, the day it falls on is my birthday. So going to be some party.

6.) 08 Mar 2020 19:15:11
Honestly what will be will be and the celebrations will be huge, Anfield will always be the preference but we can’t get complacent. Think today’s result will give us a little boost for Wednesday too.

7.) 08 Mar 2020 19:25:21
Win the league at anfield where over 50000 deserving supporters will be there instead of 3000 in a corner of goodison. Some fans have waited years for this day

8.) 08 Mar 2020 19:42:24
Everton for me.

9.) 08 Mar 2020 20:01:34
Anfield, goodison is a tip.

10.) 08 Mar 2020 20:09:27
If city lose both games we win it before everton game but definitely prefer to win it at Anfield.

11.) 08 Mar 2020 21:30:41
Anfield, All Day Long. And to crown it all, City give us a Guard of Honor at their perennially Empty ground. Now that feeling would be gold dust, IMO.

12.) 08 Mar 2020 21:40:59
Berg that would be worse case, I want to win it after 90 mins, rather then because someone can’t catch us. Obviously I’d be elated either way, but would love it to be after we win or get the required point.

13.) 08 Mar 2020 22:31:01
Would be nice to win it at Goodison if we can't Anfield. would be a nice bonus prize lol.



04 Mar 2020 16:00:19
ed033 whilst your about did you post the numbers for posts and replies for 2019, sorry if I missed it, just wanted to check if i managed to decrease my addiction of the site last year!


{Ed033's Note -


Top 50 No. of Original Posts Posted on this site between Jan 01 2019 and Jan 01 2020

Virgilfc_2018 199
Drogie 180
Firmane 128 120
Longthing76 106
The Southern Red 100
maxlfc 93
1jj 90
Robbiesline 90
EpicPotato 90
007 89
stone 82
hailstones 79
CodTown 71
grino75 67
g1dgo 66
Salah 65
Livebird31 64
Jay dub red. 64
MoSalah Steak Gatsby 57
- Something Red - 57
Hamidou 56
adamski94 54
martolfc 54
Har_red92 54
markp08 52
lerchy 50
Jay dub red 48
Dezydekidd 48
ArAy1969 45
Zeddicus 45
WYred 44
BarryinLouth 44
akshit 44
Roro1892 41
Johncrow Junior 39
magico 38
Jurgen Meister 36
Eamonsf 35
Firminosteeth 35
Idontlooklikeklopp 35
MonsterMunch 35
benny baller 35
dbav 34
Acered 34
Jonesred 34
PakRed 33

Top 50 No. of Replies Posted on this site between Jan 01 2019 and Jan 01 2020

RedWolf 1961
Salah 1617
Robbiesline 1264
Har_red92 952
EpicPotato 742
markp08 681
ArAy1969 679
Virgilfc_2018 590
stone 575
Ron Keague 569
Firmane 495
Faithinworks 492
Drogie 491
lerchy 478
The Juicer 437
The Southern Red 399
Longthing76 397
- Something Red - 384
JK23 377
Zeddicus 374
WYred 373
LiverpoolFC8 367
SGRed 335
hailstones 328
The Irish Rover 318
Little Naby 310
Like A Virgil 284
MK Scouser 280
Beckers pecker 279
Redinthewrongway 276
BarryinLouth 274
Wirral Wonder 273
6Times 273
negativeredwalter 271
007 263
Plain Bread 259
Rugby Parker 257
berg469 247
Eamonsf 246
Livebird31 231
maxlfc 229
Roy 226
Bobbys Blinders 225
grino75 213
Indian Buzzer 212 209
martolfc 208
Idontlooklikeklopp 207
aoe 197
Lfc hopeful 190


1.) 04 Mar 2020 16:12:40
Where's Red Wolf gone? Or has he changed his name again? Not seen him post for ages.

2.) 04 Mar 2020 16:18:57
Is that Virgillfc asking 199 times about stuff he’s seen on Twitter? Lol.

3.) 04 Mar 2020 16:25:21
How many of Virgil's were repeated questions? 🙈.

4.) 04 Mar 2020 16:37:31
I can't believe Ed002 said RTFP 199 times in one year!

5.) 04 Mar 2020 16:43:21
It's funnier that he thinks there's nothing wrong with what he does. 😉.

6.) 04 Mar 2020 16:49:41
I never make these numbers lists but I assume I'm top of the most popular posters list. I'm more quality over quantity. Nothing but pure gold from me.

7.) 04 Mar 2020 16:53:51
I think it funny that Virgil had a hissy fit and announced he was leaving the site only to come back about 3 days later with a new name.

8.) 04 Mar 2020 16:54:26
Hey Ed033...

{Ed033's Note - Zeddicus, why are you posting as Salaoe?

9.) 04 Mar 2020 17:05:29
I got to raise my game. I’m so ashamed of myself.

10.) 04 Mar 2020 17:49:54
How many of those are really Harry.?

11.) 04 Mar 2020 18:21:34
Red Wolf is now Red Meister, Jk23. Never understood why people change their username 🤔.

12.) 04 Mar 2020 19:36:37
I did not make the reserve bench this year as well. NEXT YEAR IS MY YEAR.

13.) 04 Mar 2020 19:50:36
Ron Keague was a great poster, what happened to him. MK scouser and 007 the same.

14.) 04 Mar 2020 20:58:31
MK Scouser became Plain Bread recently.

15.) 04 Mar 2020 20:14:39
Thanks ed033! My addiction is still going strong I see, not quite top ten yet though.

And green flash, MK goes by plain bread now.

16.) 04 Mar 2020 21:48:15
Irish, sometimes posters can't log on due to password issues hence, they may have to change their usernames.

17.) 05 Mar 2020 03:15:35
Waro or Harry Scouser? I miss those 2.

18.) 05 Mar 2020 04:06:19
Ron had a disagreement and said he will never use site anymore.

19.) 05 Mar 2020 06:56:09
Sad to hear Walter. The site is definitely better with his humour and posts.

20.) 05 Mar 2020 08:00:06
genuinely don't remember replying 490 times hahahaha.

21.) 05 Mar 2020 13:07:33
Walter! How you doing mate?

22.) 05 Mar 2020 21:48:00
Thanks for the info guys, shame about Ron.



14 Feb 2020 18:55:05
Ed002, would love your opinion on the city news? Is this now the bar for other clubs? Any other clubs close to the punishment?
Personally I think it will get reduced to a year on appeal but still huge implications for the PL and city’s squad and manager.


{Ed002's Note - It is not a new issue. Other sides know that FA will extend their action on using unusual methods to try an approach FFP - several sides have already been charged - two PL sides remain at serious risk for not living within their means.}

1.) 14 Feb 2020 20:56:45
Obvious question who are the other 2 at risk?

{Ed002's Note - Aston Villa and Everton.}

2.) 14 Feb 2020 21:46:02
Much appreciated ed 02 I didn't realise evertons situation was that precarious.

3.) 14 Feb 2020 22:01:51
Thanks for the insight on the last few posts Ed002! It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

{Ed002's Note - Right, it could go horribly wrong for UEFA. This whole FIFA and UEFa campaign is not the fault of the English sides - who will simply move toward a better longer term solution. Right now Manchester City (and Liverpool) are not part of that - but they wil think about options.}

4.) 14 Feb 2020 22:29:24
It'd be a real tragedy if Everton were banned from the champions league.

{Ed002's Note - Everton have serious local problems which are more of an issue.}

5.) 14 Feb 2020 23:52:55
I think the city ban is bad for us. It means we have more games than city at a difficult time in the season. They have 1 aim when we have 2. I reckon it'll be closer next season.

6.) 15 Feb 2020 04:01:00
Robbiesline, you’re assuming City will be able to produce performances equivalent to what they have been doing whilst breaking all the rules. Somehow I doubt it.

7.) 15 Feb 2020 10:25:51
Robbie, how is the City ban bad for us, exactly?

8.) 15 Feb 2020 13:23:46
In terms of the league RM. And because City will be solely focused on it, where we will be focusing on the cl, they can rest players. I think it makes winning the league a bit tougher. I'm not saying it's terrible for us. In a big way it knocks our rivals down a peg and some big players might think twice about signing for them. I don't think they're done though. Hope so, but doubt it.

9.) 15 Feb 2020 21:55:24
Robbie, you have a point on that but for me it is not that relevant. Our boys and Klopp are ready to attack both fronts with vigor and determination. Also, I am and will never be arsed about what City or any of our rivals do cos really, it has no bearing on how our boys approach games. They focus on themselves and maybe we all should start doing that instead of always worrying about what City or club X are doing cos trust me, they don't care what we do.

I mean, the evidence is there to show that we can compete effectively on both fronts. Last season, we got virtually 97 points (wins the league every year bar the last two) and won the PL. This season, we romp the PL and in the thick of things in the CL as well. Based on such empirical evidence, I would not worry about our chances of winning the PL even tho City are banned from the CL.

10.) 16 Feb 2020 01:26:39
Robbie - I think we should move on from this kind of mentality now. If we want to be 'that' club then playing loads of games and splitting attention has to come with the territory.



02 Feb 2020 18:46:21
Just got to keep repeating the following;

Must not get carried away, take one game at a time
Must not get carried away, take one game at a time
Must not get. WE ARE 6 WINS AWAY FROM ENDING THE WAIT! . carried away, take one game at a time.

The struggle is real to keep a lid on it! How are you coping ed001?


{Ed001's Note - by ignoring Ed666 and Bazza when they tell me it is won! I am not going to count my chickens. Not yet. Long way to go yet.}

1.) 02 Feb 2020 19:31:56
It’s definitely getting closer though Ed! ITs doing my way work mates heads in that I won’t say it’s over.

{Ed001's Note - I don't understand the need to celebrate before you actually have your hands on it. Does no one remember Aesop's Fables? That was what cost the hare the win over the tortoise!}

2.) 02 Feb 2020 19:38:42
It is ours in a matter of weeks guys. I understand the anxiety but these boys have done nothing to suggest we should doubt them in the slighest, quite the opposite. Enjoy the ride ❤.

3.) 02 Feb 2020 20:22:00
Where's the fun and satisfaction if you still don't have it in your hands? I want that 49 game invincibles record.

4.) 02 Feb 2020 20:32:08
Now with the greatest respect Mr. Burke did I not say earlier that just because City slipped up today let's not get to carried away😁.

5.) 02 Feb 2020 20:24:49
“We’re going to win that football league again” 👏👏👏
You’re a child of the Unfortunate 90s Ed!

{Ed001's Note - even if we had it won now, we aren't actually champions until the season ends, so why rush to celebrate? I would rather concentrate on winning everything we can than get carried away now. It is because I listened too much to Paisley, not the 90s mate. The medals were only good for one day to him and then it was about the next game and the next and so on. No point getting carried away with one, let's concentrate on winning more instead.}

6.) 02 Feb 2020 23:03:14
The season has been one long celebration for me, it feels so right, i've never seen my team win the league or at least I was 6 months old last time we did, never seen a group of players engage each other and enjoy their football like this lot, absolute joy to watch the energy they put into every minute of every game, incredible.
We are champions elect but it won't be enough for this group and the only question now is can they cope with the expectations and make it a 3rd CL final too, I know one thing though, they will give everything kicking and screaming to 'try it'. Enjoy it lads this is a very special and hungry team, the trophies are on route.

{Ed025's Note - im still awaiting that sick bucket swifty...but i cant argue with any of that mate..

7.) 02 Feb 2020 23:24:44
"it ain't over till its over"

- Rocky Balboa.

8.) 02 Feb 2020 23:16:25
Here Ed025 I'm heading over for Bournemouth game I'll take the sick bucket over with me and we can have a bevvie what you think?

{Ed025's Note - sounds good to me barry mate..

9.) 02 Feb 2020 23:36:38
You're right 25 this team makes me gooey inside and I'm usually pretty tough 'cough grunt flex'! Pretty impressive though ain't it.

{Ed025's Note - it really is swifty mate..

10.) 03 Feb 2020 07:18:30
Sound Ed gimme a email and we'll arrange to meet up👍🍻😁.

{Ed025's Note - i will check my schedule barry and will be in contact mate..

11.) 02 Feb 2020 21:17:10
Ed001: I like your way of thinking! let's become serial winners at home and in Europe!
Lets build a legacy worthy of Liverpool football club.
That truly would be unbearable, for everyone else.

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate. I like the thought of it being unbearable after all the years of abuse I took growing up.}

12.) 02 Feb 2020 21:27:16
I know, you’re right.
But I’m going to enjoy every single second of this I’m telling you 👍🏻.

{Ed001's Note - I don't blame you mate.}

13.) 02 Feb 2020 21:40:15
Or Ed001 the stories I've read from Souness of Ronnie Moran carrying in a box, throwing it on the table, and saying "anyone that was here last season grab one of them".

{Ed001's Note - exactly mate.}

14.) 03 Feb 2020 00:51:41
Please - nothing, I say nothing brethens and sisthrens has been won yet! Well said Mr Ed 001. ✌.

{Ed001's Note - I am finding it increasingly difficult to type with my fingers crossed though, so we do need to hurry up!}

15.) 03 Feb 2020 09:04:51
We'll beat utds record and win it earlier then they did back in 2001. I'm celebrating bugger all because we've not won it yet but I know we will 100% win it this time around, nothing will stop us.

16.) 03 Feb 2020 09:40:51
Lol ed01. Given the amount to 1 0s and 2 1s we ve had. I think that showed we could have drawn them. And there are still points needed. A lot. And a few draws in a row and it doesn't look quite so sure. We'll it would be a wobbly and can we do it. We will. I'm really confident that we can win out next 6 games. Not do sure about city.

And with the form we're in (we never play the strongest side in the domestic cups) our first squad have a really good chance at the champions league. After what we did with Barcelona, we are well feared by everyone. I think we have a really tough draw, Athletico. Get past them and I think we'll make the final.

17.) 03 Feb 2020 10:30:28
Ed 01 unfortunately we live in a time of instant gratification but as I grew up in the Paisley era, I totally concur. Celebrate at the end of the season. Play every game as if it is our last and win as much as we can. No distractions. No p-taking. Respect every competition and opponent. Don’t moan when you lose, come back stronger. You’re only as good as your last game. All these cliches and I feel like they were the mantra I grew up to. Man that late 70s/ early 80s team would have made us Liverpool fans unbearable if the internet was as it is today.

{Ed001's Note - I don't think they are clichés, they are how it should be if you want to be as successful as you can be. You should be aiming to do better each and every time you do something.}



02 Feb 2020 18:46:21
Just got to keep repeating the following;

Must not get carried away, take one game at a time
Must not get carried away, take one game at a time
Must not get. WE ARE 6 WINS AWAY FROM ENDING THE WAIT! . carried away, take one game at a time.

The struggle is real to keep a lid on it! How are you coping ed001?


1.) 02 Feb 2020 18:58:40
It's a strange one, really. We are going to win league. Yeah, we've been ahead before, but not like this. This isn't 13/ 14 when we had someone breathing down our neck the whole run or 08/ 09 when Utd had games in hand to close the gap. We're too far ahead.

Sure it's not mathematically over, but considering City's inability to string together this 14-15 match run of wins that we've been fearing all season, we'd have to basically go ahead and lose the rest of our games. That just isn't going to happen.

But there hasn't really been a moment where it's hit "yeah we've done it. " We've just kept churning the results out and leaving them all miles behind.

2.) 02 Feb 2020 19:01:27
City can only get 90 points maximum. So we need 18 points from 13 games. Only a complete fool would bet against us.

I'm saying it. It's won. And I'm so happy. I'll only celebrate when it's official, but I think even the kids would get 18 points from 13 games.




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27 Mar 2020 20:44:40
Berg I don’t think anyone is prioritising it over health of people, as Ed002 has said it’s just disappointed.

When gerrard slipped I could except that as it’s football, it happens. It was obviously still hugely disappointing though.

This is completely out of ours or anyone’s control and it hurts, I am 30 in a couple of weeks so I thought the wait was finally coming to an end. I also was due to go to the national and England’s first game at the Euros, disappointing that all that has fallen by the wayside but I have my health so I can’t complain!

But it’s football, we have to deal with it, there are much bigger things in life to worry about.

Ed002, sorry I have another question, if it gets voided I am right that all the records go from the season to, i. e. southamptons 9-0 thrashing by Leicester?


{Ed002's Note - If they did decide to void the season then yes, the results would be exponged with the possible exception of the League Cup - that would nned to be discussed. If they take the Bundesliga option the results stay and a line is drawn across.}



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27 Mar 2020 20:21:59
I’m guessing that’s the Italians Ed002?

Fingers crossed that we can get it finished by the 30th but think Covid-19 has other ideas.


{Ed002's Note - Yes, they have a meeting scheduled.}



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27 Mar 2020 20:00:48
I’m guessing the leagues already have but I think the leagues need to make it clear the worse case scenario I. e. we must start again by mid May or the league, as per the lower leagues, will be null and void.

It’s horrible and we will be taunted until we eventually win it but it’s literally the only fair outcome for every team. They all signed up for a 38 game season and ending it any other way won’t be fair. Villa will feel they can get out the relegation places and spurs will feel they are in with a shot of the CL places. But for us hopefully we can continue the form that got us so far in front.

Yes we were 25 clear with a game in hand but we didn’t win it. Do we deserve the title? Probably but do we want it with an asterisk, this season doesn’t deserve that outcome.

ITs never going to happen but I’d have teams start with their points difference of 20th Place, so Norwich start on 0 and the rest scale up from there. As I say won’t happen but it would mean the last 29 games haven’t been a total waste. And could be done in each league, as I say won’t happen but a slightly different approach.

And Ed002, surely that option is off the table with the choice to null and void those lower leagues with no relegation or promotion.


{Ed002's Note - No such decision has been taken at this time but there will be a vote on April 3 as I explained earlier. If 70% of those voting at the PL meeting vote to end the season it will be decided then. Else the PL will give a best available date or a not before date in a press release late Friday next. There are really only two options on the table, and I have explained these. At least one European league will make the decision first - and they will end the season early. Yesterday three PL sides had made their position clear that they wanted the season ended early - I understand that today at least two more have taken that view. But right now the PL hopes the season can be finished by June 30.}



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08 Mar 2020 15:58:17
As a guess i think if they pass a threshold on cases/ rate of spread games and events will be behind close doors. I'll be amazed if they get postponed as there is very little advantage.




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03 Mar 2020 22:10:14
Sorry Ed002 to ask but, am I right in thinking we can put the feelers to his agent but not the player, unless his club give permission. Also can Klopp speak to his agent or does it need to be reps for the club?


{Ed002's Note - There are no restrictions with talking to agents.}




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26 Mar 2020 12:25:54
Completely agree ed001, all we can do at the minute is take a day at a time and see where we are when this is all over. Hopefully all with a clean bill of health.


{Ed001's Note - and if the league has to be scrapped, then we just have to accept it. There is certainly no reason to award us anything, no matter how harsh it may feel. It is like a 400m race where everyone else fell at 200m but we made it 350m before falling. That doesn't make us winners either. It just means we got closer than the rest. I don't understand why anyone would want the title under those circumstances.}



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26 Mar 2020 12:07:56
I can't see it coming back this season either ed001. the players have had a few weeks off that they would probably request a mini preseason to get back in to it. There is no way games can be behind closed doors as football fans will just get together in large groups causing stress on NHS etc. So I just don't see how it will work from a logistics standpoint.

When it is confirmed its over the rival fans will be unbearable and it will be worse that a ridiculously dominant PL season will go down as effectively nothing.

however, they did the right thing as if games still went ahead I think we would be in a much worse off position in terms of deaths.

From a football standpoint they will just brush themselves down and go again but just proves once and for all nothing is won until you get over the line.


{Ed001's Note - I did say that all along when everyone was telling me it was done! Nothing is done until it is over. Right now we have more important things to worry about than footie, sadly. Once this is all sorted out, then we can see where we stand and what to do about things like sport. Right now it really is a minor issue, at most.}



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23 Mar 2020 15:01:31
No worries Ed002 and yeah was just throwing a wild theory out there.

I completely agree about the issues with behind closed doors. Unfortunately people won’t listen to keep away if needed as proven with images over the weekend. I just can’t see crowds being allowed by the end of May.

I have a horrible sinking feeling that we won’t see any football till August and with it the wait goes on.

But without any doubt the only thing that should come into consideration is people’s health and safety.


{Ed002's Note - As I have said, I suspect the point will come where a line will need to be drawn across this season and start afresh when possible.}



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23 Mar 2020 14:47:38
I wonder if they will try and play the remainder of the league behind closed doors, maybe utilising grounds within a close proximity so only one ambulance is required (as per usual at games for head injuries) and not putting additional pressure on the nhs.

You could use results from the previous games but that wouldn’t be fair on teams with bad form in the first half of the season, and without trying to sound like a spoilsport I don’t think there is any feasible way without playing games as it wasn’t decided before a ball was kicked.

I would rather change next season, but Ed002 has said numerous times that won’t happen.

Personally I think we will be back under yay late May in the hope of getting domestic leagues done. With the EL and CL being scrapped, then if that does happen I’d personally let teams that were not knocked out go automatically Into the knockout stages to acknowledge their achievements this year. And then only group winners go through to join them to make up numbers.

I’d also move the fa cup early into next season, these could be played whilst the early rounds are going on and we would still have a winner in 2020.


{Ed002's Note - The major problem with playing behind closed doors, aside from the players and staff being in close proximity, is the need for support staff and in particular having to deal with the fans who show up in any case - as evidenced by the last PSG game. So it is not a viable solution. Nobody is going to reuse results from previous games. Nobody is considering any of your suggested changes to EL and CL.}



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18 Mar 2020 20:01:54
Slight switch from the original topic, but there was that striker at Wigan who scored a hat full early on the faded in to obscurity. Then you have the likes of gabby abonlohor and odemwingie not stars but players that were hugely raved about and faded rapidly.