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04 Dec 2018 16:54:34
Ed002 if you're not doing a sharkopod then can I ask if there looks to be several ins-and-outs (2 or 3, say) this winter. I know it's usually not a time for major movements but there are serious leaks to plug - mainly in central defence and midfield - that left alone could leave us well out of the top 6, nevermind top 4 very soon.

DonRed

{Ed002's Note - I really don'tr want to get involved too much on this page for a while. Too much grief.}


1.) 04 Dec 2018 23:38:31
Ed 02
Sorry to see your voice of insight and sanity disappear yet again.

I understand and respect your decision but am disappointed - not in you but in the fact you will be greatly missed.
I will say thanks and Au revoir in the hope you will return.


2.) 05 Dec 2018 00:02:13
Ed will return just let the situation with Mourinho clear up.


 

 

14 Apr 2016 12:30:51
Ed001, I saw you mentioning that we're looking at loads of players and that centre backs are being prioritised along with a marquee/ vanity signing. Which positions do you think we should be looking at.

From my perspective, I think there are lots of deadwood in the squad but for the first team picture we could have
de Gea/ suitable replacement; Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, New Signing 1, Shaw; New Signing 2, Schneiderlin/ Herrera; New Signing 3, Mata/ Herrera, Martial; New Signing 4
with Romero, CBJ, Darmian, Varela, Blind, Pereira, Lingard, Rashford being the key squad players to rotate in and out to this side. Most of the rest of the squad could be sold to fund the new signings. Is there any solid rumours on which players are being moved on?

DonRed

{Ed001's Note - thinking about it, I have not heard anything regarding outs, other than De Gea. I will have to ask, as there must be at least one or two on the move, other than him.}


1.) 15 Apr 2016 01:02:40
Ed001 is de gea off from what you hear? I think we need to keep him. how many other keepers make the saves as consistently as save? He's our best player week in week out we need to build a decent defence for him.

{Ed001's Note - it is the most likely scenario. Not 100%, well nothing is, but they are not expected to make a mere token gesture this summer.}


 

 

 

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16 Jan 2022 15:30:50
RR's consultancy role surely includes direct input towards the next manager and presumably would have a similar philosophy. So I can't see how it's strange for him to sign anyone. The issue is from the player's side, as they won't know who the new coach will be.

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13 Jan 2022 14:49:20
@Ed002 Aren't Haidara and Zakaria both central midfielders? Both seem box-to-box to me, though I guess Zakaria is more defensive. Seems a very fine-grained distinction.

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{Ed002's Note - Zakaria would eb a Matic replacement as a DM.}


 

 

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31 Aug 2021 10:25:14
Ericantona, we are all incredibly grateful to Ed002 for the insights brought here. I think it's a major reason for many of us tuning in. However you're experience here is not a one off. I've had the same a couple of time. Just grin and bear it. The benefits outweigh the pain.

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30 Aug 2021 10:14:13
We really need a DM. Yesterday's game drilled home that point.
More importantly Fresh! and others, should/ could/ would is followed by have and not of!

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22 Aug 2021 23:29:01
Stand, the reality is that all teams lose points. I actually agree that Ole is not an astute tactical manager but we had a great tactician before him but our play was considerably worse under him. Not to mention his bullying and other antics. Ole has a squad capable of competing this year. Judge him on results plus performances over a period of time. Our performances have improved over the last year, and you can see that - if you wish - in the players demeanor. And, believe it or not, but the results are getting there too. What I'm taking exception to is the nonsense of blowing one result out of all proportion, of treating every decision made as evidence of ineptitude, of not acknowledging that football as a sport of few scores allows the better team in a game to lose or draw even if they were the better side.
I'm enjoying watching this team play because they are creative and their attitude is spot on. I want is to win as much as anyone here but the difference seems to be that that is all that counts for some.

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02 Nov 2021 12:19:07
And not Conte either. He's too divisive. There are better fits for us put there. Potter, Rodgers, Ten Hag, Pochettino (pipe dream! )

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24 Oct 2021 23:54:41
Man alive, grow up lads. I'm arguing that we have a vastly underperforming squad due to the coaching staff. If you want to argue the toss over Henderson (really!?! ) then fine. I'm more interested in what I think should be clear. We have more than enough in our squad to challenge. And we're not
Liverpool and City will finish miles ahead of us. Now Liverpool fans on this page, kindly go be sore winners elsewhere.

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24 Oct 2021 22:25:44
Read what I said properly Ed0666. I think we have more good players than Liverpool. I'm not ranking individuals above individuals. If I go by top 4 or 5 by position in the league then I think we have more of those players than Liverpool. Liverpool have a vastly better coaching structure, and the players are much clearer about the game plan and their roles in it. But if you don't think de Gea, Varane, Shaw, Wan Bissaka, Pogba, Rashford, Ronaldo, Greenwood, Cavani, Sancho are top level talents then it's a bit tough to maintain a conversation. Clearly Liverpool have Allison, TAA, VVD, Fabinho, Thiago, Jota, Mane, Firmino, Salah in that category too. Beyond that in either squad and I think it's stretching. Liverpool get more out of their next level players because of the coach there.

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24 Oct 2021 21:28:25
We have plenty of good players, and I'd argue probably more so than Liverpool. We're just badly organised. Terribly in fact. This result was coming. But a lot of top coaches would relish taking up the reins here.

DonRed

{Ed0666's Note - wow you think your players are better than our?


 

 

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05 Oct 2021 14:43:45
I don't know what the point is of people complaining about these new deals. What do you expect? Ole is our manager. Do you really think that they should undermine him by refusing to give contracts to the background team of his choosing. Yes I agree Ole isn't good enough to be our manager, but, as much as I enjoy this forum, such posts really border on ridiculous.

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