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31 May 2021 16:46:35
Question for Ed 002, I know your akways busy, but when you have time, reading between the lines of a comment you made the other day about Raphina and enquiring about one of his agents other players. Would that player we enquired about be Edmond Tapsoba?


{Ed002's Note - No, not Tapsoba.}

1.) 01 Jun 2021 06:41:10
Didnt know Deco had become and agent.

2.) 01 Jun 2021 22:00:17
How about a game of Hangman Ed so we can guess which other player we enquired about? Or is it unimportant?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant.}



31 Jan 2021 14:01:02
Just like to say that we seem to lack any composure, patience and shape when we move forward when attacking during a match when needing to take the lead. Counter attacking is fine when you are winning games but teams like Liverpool and Man City gradually move up the pitch when they are searching for the 1st goal, they then move forward a lot quicker/ long ball when they counter. We just seem unable to pin teams back and just try and get the ball forward as quick as possibly generally resulting in lack of options and giving the ball away cheaply. That is down to the coaching and game management.


1.) 31 Jan 2021 15:07:41
Agree, we lack proper structure going forward.
There seems to be a lack of direction how the moves needs to be constructed.

2.) 31 Jan 2021 23:28:59
I think team is progressing well. Really like the way we are playing. Unfortunately Rashford and Martial are so inconsistent. Once we get right wing sorted and get Rashford playing from the left then we will start winning things.

3.) 01 Feb 2021 07:19:30
Jgb19031976 really? I guess a lot of people just have this idea that sorting out the right wing is going to help this team go and win things. Well it would certainly help balance the squad but we need more than just the right players.

Unless the manager is capable of utilizing and bringing the best out of the players available to him and brings in a more progressive approach to his tactics and the style of play the team is going to go through phases of both good and bad performances and ultimately not win anything.

4.) 01 Feb 2021 19:26:22
The problem is that Rashford was looking more and more like a top class LW around Oct/ Nov/ Dec, then we moved him to RW to accommodate Pogba.

Every man, woman and child knows that our best side is EITHER Fred/ McTom alongside Pogba in the middle, with Rashford left, Greenwood right and Bruno playing off of Cavani, yet for some reason we now play Rashford on the right, where he looks like a poor man’s Nani.

5.) 03 Feb 2021 00:51:23
This aged well.

6.) 03 Feb 2021 10:01:10

We just don’t attack enough and never score haha.

7.) 03 Feb 2021 18:10:10
Well what can I say, I rest my case, albeit aided by an early sending off we actually pinned a team back and sometimes went back to go forward, and look what happens. We will see if they can continue and impose more in future games when needing to take the lead.



01 Jan 2018 11:49:15
Happy New year to all eds and posters old and new. Any chance of a inkling of a surprise transfer to us this January Ed002? Something to warm the cockles of my heart this grey Dorset day as I'm covering my wife's charming cafe having avoided any alcohol for the last few months including last night. I am plying myself with high grade caffeine this morning accompanied with a smorgasbord of green teas and a bacon sandwich.


{Ed002's Note - Joao Mario will maybe emerge as a favoutite for midfield.}

1.) 01 Jan 2018 12:55:11
Are we targeting only one midfielder or two ed? . By us going after Mario means the end for milinkovic Savic and Soler or are these two transfers unrelated? .

{Ed002's Note - Why do you have to try and complicate everything?}

2.) 01 Jan 2018 13:52:46
Cheers Ed002 and a Happy New Year to you!

3.) 01 Jan 2018 13:51:06
Brilliant, thank you Ed002, cheered me up after enduring a shopping trip to the sales with the missus (part of the bargain reached to baggsie the big TV for Everton match later)

Does anyone have any info or opinions about Mario, apart from his penchant for Italian food? )

4.) 01 Jan 2018 14:02:09
I'll take Joao Mario. Think he a decent player who will fit well into the team. Will it be a loan with a view to buy or a transfer?

5.) 01 Jan 2018 16:01:45
No worries Ed. Happy new yr to everyone.

6.) 02 Jan 2018 11:41:58
Paper talk for me on Mario definitely can see Jose trying for Savic tho.



12 May 2017 20:40:36
Rumours that Renato Sanches is unsettled / Maybe available for transfer. Sorry ed not listened to sharkopod yet but wondered if a move was possible this summer or any inkling that this might be the case and that Bayern would let him leave for similar money in return?


{Ed002's Note - He has been a disaster and if they could mug some club in to buying him they would - they are trying to get a replacement in. The player has not coped with the cultural change at all - Manchester United got lucky last year.}

1.) 13 May 2017 07:12:27
He's a 19 year old boy. Hopefully he will grow up to become the player he looks like he can be.

2.) 13 May 2017 08:56:40
Is he one of those players who are unwilling to adapt to a new country or is he homesick and will only ever be successful on the Iberian peninsula?

{Ed002's Note - It is not that he is unwilling it is that it can be very difficult to adapt where everything is cuturally different, where the language is a problem, where the food is different, where the weather is poor etc..}

3.) 13 May 2017 13:54:34
Never thought that joining Bayern was the best move for him, not surprised at all it hasn't worked out. Hopefully he get's back on track soon though, think he has great potential.

4.) 13 May 2017 14:32:19
I'd be delighted to have him. So dynamic, would compliment Pogba very well I think.

5.) 13 May 2017 15:04:24
Have you watched him this season fresh. He had a very good euros, was decent in the Portuguese league. Beyond that, he leaves a lot to be desired.

I'd rather a more experienced player with pedigree than sanches.

6.) 13 May 2017 16:00:44
He has so much potential but he just wasn't ready for such a high profile move. Probably lacks a bit of maturity. I watched a game on telly that he came on in, he looked lost. You're right ed, United definitely dodged a bullet there.
Hopefully he can get some good advice and make his next move right for him and realise his potential.

7.) 13 May 2017 16:56:19
25 games for a 19 year old at Bayern in his first season in a new country seems ok to me hope he is surplus and we take him cause the boy is a top talent but got to feeling he is playing understudy for next season its the Bayern way to ease talent in and let them grow. personaly i would like Nianggolon for midfield and if James Rodriguez is available him to. And Beloti looks perfect for the prem hope he on the radar but I know Jose will improve us dramatically no matter who the targets are, we have bags of cash and some big profile players leaving can't wait for the summer transfer window.

8.) 13 May 2017 18:52:17
I think he worth a chance for a reasonable fee, I wouldn't go over 25 million though, feel like Mourinho would look after him.

9.) 14 May 2017 08:23:41
Good point Shane - maybe the Portuguese connection would make him feel happier (though can't do anything about the rain! )

You'd think BM would've done more to help him settle in though, such as placing him with a Portuguese family/ privibding extra lessons at college. Maybe that's not how it works and I'm being naive - can't be easy for a young lad to adapt to a whole new situation, where everything would seem foreign.

10.) 14 May 2017 08:52:16
If he has struggled with language, food and weather then he will struggle just as much here so it probably wouldn't make sense spending big money on him right now. He may become great, he may not.



06 Jan 2017 12:07:46
Everton reportedly make a move for Manolas. wouldn't we be interested too if he's available unless other business is nearly done anyway.


{Ed025's Note - he wants a move to a big club who are going places supasub.. :)

1.) 06 Jan 2017 12:48:22
He is a Briiliant player, Everton will do very well to sign him

{Ed025's Note - its just speculation at the moment mate but i agree that he would be a good signing..

2.) 06 Jan 2017 12:58:51
Ok get it Ed. At least the biggest club in Merseyside is a step up.

{Ed025's Note - nothing wrong with dreaming mate.. :)

3.) 06 Jan 2017 13:53:43
So not signing for everton then ed. Though on a serious note will you be able to afford him?

{Ed025's Note - we have loads of dosh CSM, not only moshiri but now usmanov wants a piece of us and hes richer than abramovic!, the futures bright mate... the future is blue.. :)

4.) 06 Jan 2017 14:36:48
You still got that church in part of goodison Ed? It's been a while since I've thought about it, an old Everton fan about 30 years ago used to tell me they wouldn't move which has always hampered increasing the size of the stadium.

{Ed025's Note - St lukes is still there supasub and it has always been a thorn in the side of any expansion to the ground, but that wont matter now as we will be getting a state of the art stadium at bramley moor dock in the near future mate..

5.) 11 Jan 2017 13:05:47
I would have thought a church being so close to Goodison, was rather handy, Ed025 :)

{Ed025's Note - sadly my prayers have not been answered noucamp...liverpool are still in the premier league mate.. :)




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18 Aug 2022 14:22:05
So with Jim Ratcliffe making more positive noises, (who would be perfect obviously), there is also mention of ex players involved and Sir Dave Brailsford (Team Sky, British Olympic cycling)!
Does this mean we will have a much higher percentage of asthma sufferer's in the team in the future? *cough*, *clenbuterol cough*. At least they might run a bit further.


1.) 18 Aug 2022 14:41:08
since klops arrival almost all of their players are on it. sudden asthma besieged that poor team.

2.) 18 Aug 2022 15:14:12
I'm surprised there's not more players caught doping. Every other sport is littered with it.

Nothing Changes, how dare you accuse Klopp of anything nefarious. When he started hugging his players he could hear a weezing coming from their lungs, poor lads. They're all better now though. But somehow can't keep up with Pep and his doctors.

3.) 18 Aug 2022 16:34:15
Milner found his legs the older he gets :)

4.) 18 Aug 2022 23:14:09
Our lot have probably been doping with sedatives.

5.) 18 Aug 2022 23:43:10
? Grim.



10 Mar 2022 12:00:05
Tuchel in the summer?


1.) 10 Mar 2022 14:09:02
Tuchel the man who regards Rangnick as the pioneer that got him into coaching? I guess they might work well together.

2.) 10 Mar 2022 14:17:57
Kind of you to invite us. Is it nice there at that time of year?

3.) 10 Mar 2022 14:59:39
I think your thinking of Uchel caravan park in Wales Mancman. Never been.

4.) 10 Mar 2022 17:48:09

Would be brilliant if so.

5.) 11 Mar 2022 08:03:39
Sorry, my mistake Supasub ?.



12 Jan 2022 23:58:53
About the old posters thread further down. I think I was here from about 2004/ 2005. It was literally just 1 rumours page. There was Ngiak and his penguin. Rainfishtrombone/ iamkloot, Jono? Trumours? Few others I can't remember. I know we weren't so censored in those days. The Eds VAR system came into play and started reviewing posts more. :)


{Ed0666's Note - Our VAR system is no better than the real one

1.) 13 Jan 2022 00:08:40
Not forgetting, Ports, Mort, Shappy, Sydney, Caolan, Betty Swollox, Chris the redman, some really optimistic poster called Zee, and anyone else I've forgot. When the pages started splitting there was a Liverpool poster called Blair Mayne? Used to come over and try and wind us up.

2.) 13 Jan 2022 01:07:41

There has been plenty of them over the years.

There was a point where people used to come on here just to ask Sydney stuff, he was the oracle and he was asked more questions than the Ed’s. It was a lot better once we got logins and usernames, previously it was open to a lot of trolling.

3.) 13 Jan 2022 07:05:52
Great to still see you here Supasub! Hope you’re well :) . It has changed dramatically, good memories :)

4.) 13 Jan 2022 07:56:41
Dont forget MAZE.

5.) 13 Jan 2022 09:41:45
Did the Beast get a mention?

6.) 13 Jan 2022 10:03:32
I might have been on longer than I think then. I was posting before the 2008 UCL success, maybe as far back as 2005 now I think about it. I used to have quite a few run ins with Blair Mayne, a Liverpool fan who said he was a billboard model ? proper wind up merchant.

This was all back when it was just the Football-rumours page. Jono and Betty were great posters who we don't see about any more. Honey Badger was another.

Lots of great posters over the years. Little disappointed I wasn't invited to the 20 year anniversary of the site last year. Shocking ?.

{Ed025's Note - we could not afford the ear muffs for all the other guests shappy mate.. :)

7.) 13 Jan 2022 10:09:55
I looked back over old posts from 2012 and there are a bunch of names that no longer appear.

NoMidfield was there, he became Schmidfield, and the Attack Attack Attack. I can’t remember what he was called before NoMidfield though.

It was the Sydney show when I first joined, people asked him questions and he would provide his view, although often it was presented as fact. And then he disappeared.

And yes, there were some really questionable comments before the Ed’s decided to implement clear standards. I AM KLOOT was the worst, he was like the old bloke stood on the corner in his slippers shouting at the clouds.

8.) 13 Jan 2022 10:28:58
Who remembers Zee.

9.) 13 Jan 2022 11:03:55
Hey folks hope you're all keeping well. Some blasts from the past in these comments! Gan/ niak was one of my faves and the never ending Syd v Jred debates were entertaining. There was a seagull chap too from memory?

I don't post these days but still read at times. I'd estimate I was here since at least 2010 and used to post under 'Gav' before the sign in was introduced.

10.) 13 Jan 2022 11:04:06
Ive been following this aite since 2008 but never posted.

14 years later and the site is still going strong


11.) 13 Jan 2022 11:16:36
I used to have plenty of discussion with Sydney when I first came on and recall REDFAITH as well who very occasionally pops up now.

I also remember Blair Mayne.

IAMKLOOT later RAINFISHTROMBONE was a tough uncompromising character who made plenty of comments on the owners but some were too much. I seem to recall KLOOT correctly predicted the Moyes arrival well before it happened.

I remember Zee, AJH.

12.) 13 Jan 2022 11:18:39
Good to see you're still about HB, I knew you posted under a different name before but couldn't remember it was Gav.

I remember the seagull guy, there was another guy lived in France who used to have a good grasp of the club who's name escapes me.

13.) 13 Jan 2022 12:01:26
Hey Shappy glad you're keeping well. Ah yes, I think his name started with M from memory? Something like Mike springs to mind but I'm unsure.

{Ed077's Note - Mike81 maybe?

14.) 13 Jan 2022 12:44:44
Anyone remember IRON MIKE from West Ham page? Shouted everything in capital letters! Think he then upset one of the Ed’s and disappeared!

15.) 13 Jan 2022 13:12:13
HB, you just jogged my memory, it was Mick.

16.) 13 Jan 2022 13:31:34
What was the name of the poster who constantly raved about up and coming younger players who we absolutely had to sign? If there was a random 17 year old who had just scored in the French 3rd division there would be a question about them the next day and how he was going to be an incredible player.

17.) 13 Jan 2022 13:31:49
That's it Shappy!

18.) 13 Jan 2022 14:04:06
RJ, that was Ronnie, I think Tielemans has a restraining order out on him.

I think he was just an enthusiastic fan who enjoyed seeing the club sign the likes of Rooney and Ronaldo as teenagers and just wanted to recapture that. As a result any teen who showed a glimpse of talent and he was all over them, and they became the "must" sign player that week, right up until a different teen scored the following weekend. He constantly asked Ed002 whether United was interested in an endless list of players, and to be fair the Ed's were really patient up to a point. In the end I think he served a few bans for constantly asking about players after being told not to.

Shame, as his heart was in the right place, his brain on the other seemed to be in several places all at once ?.

19.) 13 Jan 2022 17:05:58
That's the very guy, Shappy. Totally agree, he was super enthusiastic about Tielemans.

20.) 13 Jan 2022 19:36:08
Yes Trumours, good to see your name here, Sydney was posting almost as much as Shappys essays. Sydney disappeared a couple of times due to being put up in HMP I think. I think it was Sydney who said he was a Curtis Warren lookalike (notorious and still prisoned Liverpool drug lord), it could have been him for all I know. I'm guessing Sydney will be back at some point as I'm sure I saw his name come up a few weeks ago.

{Ed014's Note - wasn’t Sydney outed as being a Chelsea fan?

21.) 13 Jan 2022 22:03:10
Maybe, I'm not sure Ed. Surely he'd just be talking to himself replying to his own posts on that page.

22.) 14 Jan 2022 01:14:30
He posts every now and again Supa, I don’t think he’s in prison though!

{Ed0666's Note - can you use the internet in prison? I’ll ask Ed’s 001 he’ll know?

23.) 13 Jan 2022 23:08:38
I remember all these names. How long have i had a profile eds?

Also, special mention to Beast who was a top top poster.

{Ed033's Note - MancMan profile = 7 Jul 2017.

24.) 13 Jan 2022 23:36:05
And Ronnie.

25.) 16 Jan 2022 00:24:18
Manc man,

Are you beast? He was a negative moaner, repetitive and boring.



19 Sep 2021 13:49:31
I thought we were going for a fine tweak in midfield this season and not relying on Mcfred? 1 CDM even though we don't have an ideal player to play there apart from Matic who can't play more than a couple of games in a row. We were obviously all passed the wrong memo. Why is it that VDB plays well in the week, gets taken off early due to the red card and then ends up on the bench today? Where is the continuity by installing Mctominey instead who unless I'm mistaken has been out injured recently.


1.) 19 Sep 2021 14:49:58
Every 5 yard backwards pass that Fred nearly messes up, I feel more and more for Donny.

2.) 19 Sep 2021 16:50:37
Did you seriously think vDB has shown anything to believe he could have done the job today that McT did? With Ronaldo only tracking back rarely, Pogba and Fernandes not good defensively and wanting to attack with Shaw… we surely need more defensively minded midfielders? I don’t understand this obsession with vDB not playing when we have more most matches this year. So what?

3.) 19 Sep 2021 17:22:45
I'm not a fan of McFred but this season they have played together twice.

McFred Vs Leeds, we win 5-1.

Matic and Fred Vs Southampton, we drew 1-1.

Fred and Pogba Vs Wolves, we won 1-0.

Pogba and Matic Vs Newcastle, we won 4-1.

Fred and DvdB in the first half against Young Boys and we were winning 1-0. Then in the second half combinations between Fred, Pogba and Matic played in the pivot and we conceded 2 goals to lose the game 2-1.

McFred back Vs West Ham and we win 2-1. Probably should have had at least one penalty and been clear.

In both the games that McFred started we went behind and then found the grit to turn the game around and win it.

While the win today wasn't inspiring, we were clearly the better side. Something that couldn't be said against Southampton, Wolves or Young Boys when starting with a different midfield combination.

We played well enough against Newcastle with a different midfield partnership but then that was Ronaldo's first game back at Old Trafford and the atmosphere almost demanded a win.

I want to see Donny in the line as much as anyone, but he needs to prove he is better than McFred. As yet he hasn't.

4.) 19 Sep 2021 17:30:25
Because we paid a tidy sum for him under Ole's tenure. If he's not to be used the he's taking up a space for a player. We didn't sign a defensive minded/ cdm this summer because we didn't have the space for the player. Like ed002 said, a midfield player would have to move to make space. Having Mctominey on for the whole game when he's only come back from an injury/ surgery isn't the brightest bit of management. If I was Donny and I'm fit enough to play they come January, if nothing changes then I'd foxtrot Oscar. Mctominey didn't look fit enough even in the 1st half. Fred runs around a lot. If you think that is good enough then you carry on.

5.) 19 Sep 2021 21:00:52
I think there are a lot of people in the setup at football clubs more qualified to understand who needs to play in which role. I don't for a minute believe that fans should decide who should play or cry about a player who doesn’t. We should cry about not winning tittles and we do that! Insisting VDB needs to play as a fan is just baseless.



19 Sep 2021 11:06:50
Ref the thread further down
If people want Conte because the crosses to Ronaldo and Cavani will start flowing how does that system work when we would have Greenwood at no. 9?

A cross is a last resort as it's generally considered a 50/ 50 or even less chance of keeping possession. The best teams of the last 15/ 20 years hardly ever crossed the ball. "If the ball was meant to be played in the air then God would have put grass in the sky". Be careful what you wish for if you think a manager who is out of a job is the answer.

Just for the record Ole isn't the right man either and should have been thanked at the end of his 1st season and moved on or given another role within the club, you can see by the way we play that we are neither aggressive enough, don't have enough intensity and there is not much of an attacking system to move the other side around and open them up.

Klopp, Guardiola, Nagelsmenn, Pochetinno, Blanc, Bielsa maybe Ancelotti should have been approached at the time after Ferguson in that sort of order and secured. I even think Mourinho would have done better had he came in immediately after Ferguson as I admit I wanted him at the club then.


{Ed014's Note - how did TAA and Robertson get so many assists?

1.) 19 Sep 2021 11:39:33
Have we erased Beckham from our history? Pretty sure he crossed the ball and we had success.

2.) 19 Sep 2021 11:45:49
Year Liverpool won the league they had the most crosses in the league. City have topped crosses into box 7 times in part 9 years.

3.) 19 Sep 2021 11:49:02
Clearly there's different types of crosses. For example i'm sure yesterday Burnley put in a million crosses against Arsenal but they were all from so far out and done more in hope that they are hardly going to be effective.

The types of crosses Man City and Liverpool put in with variety and with more precision and closer to the opposition box have a much higher chance of being successful. Combine that with the high volume of crossing opportunities they get because of their quality and patterns of play, its a very successful tactics.

4.) 19 Sep 2021 11:18:28
We're they in the air ed? Or just the fact they almost make an attacking 5 in the system Liverpool play and they play the ball in or generally smash it across low. I'm not a stats man at all let alone headers but you know what I'm saying ed. Or maybe we should have kept Lukaku and bought Victor Moses and Julian Dicks when we had the chance.

{Ed014's Note - a huge variety mate but it’s something you just don’t do, Shaw endeavours too but that’s about it.

5.) 19 Sep 2021 11:53:57
City put more crosses in than any team.

6.) 19 Sep 2021 11:57:55
Yes Hotchpotch I've erased Beckham from our history at the turn of the century, just forgot to let you know. Unfortunately Peter crouch and Niall Quinn have retired so we can't be getting them now.

7.) 19 Sep 2021 12:18:24
I'm on about crosses in the air Ken. City rarely cross in the air, hardly at all. Does anybody read Op's anymore?

8.) 19 Sep 2021 12:31:30
Also TAA and Robertson take a lot of corners and wide set pieces ed. I'm not on about set pieces which a lot of the time will be in the air, I'm on about systems and an attacking way of playing from open play.

9.) 19 Sep 2021 12:36:39
Don't we hold the record for number of crosses in a game, Moyes era cannot remember who we played though.

10.) 19 Sep 2021 12:50:45
Not sure that I agree that a cross is a last resort, or a 50/ 50 which is a bizarre statement. Of course it depends on the quality of the cross, and the timing and effectiveness of both the intended recipient and the defender. Certain sides have a much higher success rate because they excel on both fronts. Certain sides have great crossers and no-one on the end, or a brilliant centre-forward and no-one to get it to them. But the two statements are frankly odd.

11.) 19 Sep 2021 12:50:56
A cross is a pass. To be successful it needs the right movement/ runners and accuracy. In and of itself it's neither good nor bad. The best teams have a variety of attacking methods. If they don't it will be easier to defend against them.

12.) 19 Sep 2021 12:58:20
I think there are many different types of crosses and that traditional data collection doesn't account for that.

I think when people say whipping crosses in for Ronaldo or Cavani I think most people are referring to high balls crossed in for the centre forward to head in a goal. Rather than whipped in low crosses for our forwards to run on to.

City and Liverpool provide many of the latter and few of the former as seen by how many (or more accurately in this case how few) headed goals City and Liverpool have scored.

The reality is very few centre forwards are going to consistently beat a centre back in the air, therefore high crosses are seen as not being particularly effective.

Think about it, would you fancy your chances of beating Maguire, VvD, Varane, Dias or any EPL centre back in the air.

Under Moyes we were prolific with crosses, managing the most crosses recorded in a single game at one point. But all of them were high balls for Rooney or RvP to attack and we drew the game 0-0. It was totally ineffective. Maybe if we had the current Ronaldo or Cavani in there they might have won a few of them, maybe even getting enough on one of them to actually make the keeper work to make the save.

I'm pretty sure when City are crossing the ball they weren't expecting Ageuro or Sterling to jump above the opposition CB's and power in a header.

My biggest bugbearwith people who want Conte are that they are often the same people who call Ole's football negative, pragmatic and reductive. They use that as a stick to beat Ole but would gladly welcome another manager who plays a more negative, reductive and pragmatic style if it means we win something.

If winning trophies and chasing glory are the single most important thing to you as a supporter of our club then fine, but own it. Don't stand behind this idea that you don't like Ole because of the style of play when in fact its just winning titles you want.

13.) 19 Sep 2021 13:03:56
I mostly agree with Supasub, crosses shouldn't be our main tactic, but tbh, I get mad sometimes when we have a chance to cross, but choose to pass the ball back and run in circles, just to keep possession.
Id rather we try and cross the ball and try getting a goal. If we miss and lose the ball, its not the end of the world.

14.) 19 Sep 2021 13:13:55
Pretty sure Ronaldo would be happy with a cross from wide areas. we signed a right winger to create chances for our front line, hopefully part of his role should be getting the ball into the box from the wing instead of passing back
Absolute nonsense that you can’t play winning football with crosses, we don’t do it and have won nothing lately. maybe we could try and find out
Re Greenwood hopefully he is watching Ronaldo and learning how to be a complete centre forward which involves some heading ability, we have seen on many occasions recently that our plan A does not always work. Adding some crossing and heading ability is still part of the wonderful game of football and would add an additional much needed attacking dimension.

15.) 19 Sep 2021 13:41:02
Well reading some of the replies then why don't we just go for Sean Dyche instead of having a hard on for Conte? Maybe if he were called Seanio Dycheo? The press/ media and a select group of fans would think it were a great idea. Sam Allardyce is also out of a job at the moment like Conte? Always an option.

16.) 19 Sep 2021 14:59:36
I would be interested to see what Dyche would do with better players and a bigger budget than he has at Burnley. Would he change tactics?

17.) 19 Sep 2021 23:10:53
Got it right today didn’t we, lovely lovely lovely.




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18 Aug 2022 19:34:27
I reckon your more likely to have a meat raffle where you are Ed, I doubt any of the customers there will be getting in rounds of Cristal no matter how much celebrating or mourning they could be doing.


{Ed002's Note - Meat raffle? OT that sort of area.}



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18 Aug 2022 17:15:53
Local pub in Bude Ed? Do they have Cristal bbehind the bar?


{Ed002's Note - Not abuse, but Cornwall. When we lived in Monte Carlo where this woman went in to mourning about 20 years previously and would have a couple bottles of Cristal every evening where she would sit and share them with the regulars in the hotel bar.



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17 Aug 2022 13:52:27
Made of poppadoms.




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09 Aug 2022 12:51:16
According to someone I know who knows Paul Mitchell, they said that Paul Mitchell "was'nt up to the job". Now I don't know if they meant if he was good enough, more like he maybe was'nt interested in the job. That was around the time he met up with Ralph. Would you leave Monaco the millionaires playground with great weather for as Ed002 would put it, the rain, cobbled streets and dead pit ponies of manchester?




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23 Jul 2022 17:10:38
Ken, Ed002 has said something along the lines of him being considered by us as a lower cost Matic replacement. If that's the case then he may well still be considered as the player to take the ball from defence and retain possession, play forward. From what little I've seen of him I'd say he's similar in stature and style to Rodri but with a better engine/ more dynamic. Pep I think is quoted somewhere as saying he thinks he's one of the best around so I presume City are keeping tabs on him. Ed002 I remember mentioned Wolves are in for him if they don't get Palinha who I presume would be a replacement for Neves.
If you search Matheus Nunes here or on the Liverpool page maybe? Ed002 does one of his summaries on him.





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17 Aug 2022 16:48:18
Didn't Sangare just sign a new contract?




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16 Aug 2022 11:57:25
His passing is also vergy good from what I saw in the 1st game, long or short. Did'nt realise how big he was until I saw that he's taller than Nunez and was only saying to my son yesterday how we should have brought him in.




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15 Aug 2022 23:47:42
My father used to say "underneath every ponytail is an ar*e hole". Nunez could be Andy Carroll MkII.




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08 Aug 2022 11:59:42
With Martinez's shoulder Ed, you see those challenges a lot when defenders are trying to see the ball out, rarely is anything given. I bet if Martinez was trying to usher the ball out, Welbeck takes the ball in exactly the same way and bangs it in the net you would be saying its a foul?




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08 Aug 2022 10:26:10
It wasn't an obvious penalty Ed. If you watch its a shoulder barge which we see all the time around the pitch most weekends, no foul given. I believe you even used the term "outmuscled" yourself Ed. He didn't have his arms up in the back like a shove. You've spoken about it on the Liverpool page and again on here. It wasn't a clear and obvious penalty, otherwise it would have been given. Talking about var, Welbeck still looked offside to me no matter how many times I see it and how they can accurately judge the timing of the release of the pass. It still has human decision making based on a little guess work.


{Ed014's Note - I’ve not used the term out muscled mate and as Welbeck had his back to him not sure where you saw the shoulder barge but hey you got lucky or should I say he did.

They did show that Maguire had kept him onside and agree these tiny margins are annoying but it’s not much different to winning a gold medal by a thousandth of a second. There’s always a loser.