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26 May 2020 19:27:04
Hi ed002 was there any breakthrough at the epl meeting today with regards to a restart?


{Ed002's Note - That was not the purpose of today - there is a meeting between clubs on Thursday but they won’t be confirming a date. They have to resolve a number of issues first.}

1.) 26 May 2020 21:31:34
Thanks ed002. Hope all going well for you in Cornwall.

{Ed002's Note - Fine thanks.}



04 Jan 2020 14:57:55
Ed002, good afternoon.
Lots of reports today linking madrid and juve with player plus cash offers for pogba.
The players mentioned in part exchange groom juve are emre can or Raibot.
From madrid kroos.
Do you think any of those 3 players would want to join and of the 3 which player would suit best for United long term if a deal could be done?


{Ed002's Note - They have plenty of players they could include as part of the deal. It is perhaps no more than the batch picked today.}

1.) 04 Jan 2020 16:51:26
Adrien Rabiot could be a good signing. Good defensive instincts and work ethic with an expansive passing range, mobile and young enough to grow into the team.

Can I'm not a fan of, too inconsistent. While Kroos is getting on a bit and I wonder if he would have the appetite for the EPL now. Fast physical league when he's in this thirties and was never the quickest or most mobile.

Although not mentioned the other player from Juventus I personally would consider would be Bernardeschi. Excellent on the RW, creative, hard working and flexible enough to play RW, CAM, LW, RWB or LWB.

I would happily take Rabiot and Bernardeschi in a straight swap for Pogba.

{Ed002's Note - Zero chance.}

2.) 04 Jan 2020 17:52:40
Good. I don't tate Rabiot. Not wanted by PSG or Juve should tell you he should not be wanted by Utd.

3.) 04 Jan 2020 22:42:27
Salford, he was wanted by PSG. He ran his contact down and left on a free last summer.

4.) 04 Jan 2020 23:57:42
they fell out with his mother that says enough.

5.) 05 Jan 2020 09:17:45
And PSG and Juve are much better than we are.

6.) 05 Jan 2020 10:08:25
We do have form for taking difficult to handle highly talented Frenchmen and getting them to perform.

7.) 05 Jan 2020 10:22:31
Like William prunier?

8.) 05 Jan 2020 12:35:58
Wernt we linked with rabiot when he signed for juve in the summer? Wasn't he a free aswell? I can't see either wanting to join us in our current state, the club seems to have no direction do they.

{Ed002's Note - No, there was no interest shown by Manchester United in the summer - pleanty of clubs, but not MU.}



28 Nov 2019 19:36:33
Hi ed002. If the offer does come in from madrid or juve for pogba do you know which players they will try to involve in part exchange? I know you have said that the club tend to about this type of deal.
Why do you think a move for haaland would not be good at this time?
I know little of him to be honest. He appears to be doing very well in a weak league but also in the cl.
Finally if both matic and pobga leave in jan do you know uf the c lub plan to replace them in jan or wait until the summer?
Thanks for your time.


{Ed002's Note - Juventus will look to offer Emre Can, Mario Mandzukic and cash for Pogba and Chong. Real Madrid will offer a pick from any of their outbound players including Isco (AM), James (AM/RW), Toni Kroos (CM), Gareth Bale (RW/F), Mariano Diaz (S) or Isco (AM).}

1.) 28 Nov 2019 21:39:27
With all due respect. United should just take the money because the players on offer ain't worth it in my humble opinion. Secondly the only way to entice them to come to United is to offer them silly wages. Because right now we can't offer them the prestigious champions league football which they crave.

2.) 28 Nov 2019 20:53:15
See what ya did there Ed 002. Isco is coming to united in January boys and girls 😂😂😂.

3.) 28 Nov 2019 23:39:52
Depends what the money on offer is.

4.) 29 Nov 2019 00:41:29
I'll have 2 Isco's, please!

5.) 29 Nov 2019 09:33:48
3 years ago, I was a huge fan of Kroos. Makes passing look easy.
Set piece specialist on which our tall players like Maguire, Lindelof would thrive.

If he is still close to that level, McTominay and Kroos will be decent duo. McT's industriousness can complement Kroos's technical ability.

6.) 29 Nov 2019 10:18:05
Whilst I get there has been massive inflationary pressures on transfer prices over the last few years, has PP done anything to warrant the huge windfall your expecting .

Poor workrate and attitude sprinkled with a bit of flair (on the pitch and hair salon) and a load of flashy penalties.

Can't help but think the big clubs will look at his time with MUFC and price him accordingly, if you got offered what you paid for him you should bite their hands off just to be shut of him.

7.) 29 Nov 2019 11:22:27
Idontlooklikeklopp, I think your right. We are expecting a fee close to 150m, but what has he done to deserve that fee?

He isn't a young kid with potential, he is peaking as a player and he is peaking well below where most people thought he would.

I think we will be lucky to get 100m for him. There just isn't the interest in him to drive that up.

Its arugable that his stock was higher when we signed him than now.

8.) 29 Nov 2019 11:45:48
Agreed shappy, if Madison (many posters on here's wet dream) is worth the 80 mill you all seem to think, how is PP worth more.

Madison's English, younger, works harder, talented and seems a really good guy (see the articles regarding the poor young lass that died, and his brutal putdown of the sun comic) .

Bet Leicester wouldn't do a swap.

9.) 29 Nov 2019 11:51:41
Per Ed002, some significant investments could be made in January.
Excited that the squad will strenghten, just hope we get the right players in.

10.) 29 Nov 2019 11:54:58
Would take Isco and Bale and 700m tbh. Bales still a good player. Isco in Pogbas position. Then use the 700m to buy another few cms.

11.) 29 Nov 2019 15:36:17
Honestly I don't think I would take any of the mentioned players.

12.) 29 Nov 2019 23:45:43
I'd agree mort, wouldn't really want any of them. But that said, Isco and Kroos in front of mctominay would be an absolutely huge improvement on what we have, and given we have a pretty strong front 3, we'd probably be pretty good like that.

13.) 30 Nov 2019 11:24:40
Most of the players on that list are a big jump In class over what we have here.

14.) 30 Nov 2019 12:54:39
And most of them like isco or kroos wouldn't want to come here. Kroos would struggle in this league, he makes Fred look like billy whizz. The rest either aren't good enough or injury prone.

15.) 30 Nov 2019 23:27:56
Let's be realistic. No top top player from one of the premier European teams who might be challenging for champions league places or titles in their current county are going to want to come to us unless they are on not playing regularly or are on the decline.

16.) 01 Dec 2019 20:09:35
People saying they wouldn’t take any of the players on offer even though they are all better than what we have. Who exactly do you want?

17.) 02 Dec 2019 17:35:27

I would prefer we sign younger up and coming players with an age profile below say 25. I think they will fit better into this squad and can gel into becoming the next great team.

Not sure adding isco or kroos really fits well.



22 Nov 2019 22:25:00
Hi ed002 when you say he will have an option to leave in January do you mean a club will make a bid?


{Ed002's Note - Obviously Ken. I thought it was pretty clear.}

1.) 23 Nov 2019 04:13:54
Hope we have a replacement lined up Ed.
There were strong rumors about SMS towards the end of previous window.

2.) 23 Nov 2019 07:51:13
Guessing you’re talking about Pogba? Sorry, some thread/ ed2 comments maybe missing.



12 Nov 2019 19:51:57
Reports today that chong had turned down a contract and told the club he will be leaving in June.
If true its disappointing. Although he has not shown a great deal So far he has always been touted as a top talent.


1.) 12 Nov 2019 21:38:05
Dont blame him to be honest, if he can't get a kick with the paucity of options we have at right wing at the moment, then he will never get his chance when/ if the area is addressed in the transfer market.

2.) 13 Nov 2019 06:11:30
Yes DSG.
I haven't seen anything extra-ordinary from him.
No electric pace like DJ to play on the wing.
But he has some skills in his locker although that's not enough to make it at top level.

3.) 13 Nov 2019 16:57:47
Ive they to see him do anything to make me take notice. Gomes had some nice touches, Garner can find a pass, Greenwood is scoring, obviously Williams has been a revelation, but Chong has been forgettable every time I’ve seen him. They can’t all make it.

4.) 13 Nov 2019 18:25:43
To be honest I thought he looked better on the left than he has on the right. Which is a problem as we have Rashford, James and even Martial all comfortable from the left. He won't be getting minutes ahead of them.

I think he is a talent, but he needs a loan and to play regularly at a higher level than he has to kick on. He could be a great player, but he is one who needs a loan.

However, I can't see the club sending him out on loan without a new contract signed. They wouldn't agree Dean Henderson's loan until he renewed.

5.) 13 Nov 2019 22:56:31
him and gomes both look like if they played at stokes ground on a windy night they would blow over. they need a loan out in the championship for a season to toughen them up.

6.) 14 Nov 2019 09:49:50
Loll Dazzzz.




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30 Jun 2020 14:52:43
So we move on to Brighton tonight.
They have done ok since the restart themselves.
I expect to see the 8 or 9 1st choice players play. Ddg awb maguire matic pogba bruno rash martial with 3 places being potentially up for grabs.
Rw james mata jesse and greenwood in contention
Cb lindelof and Bailly in contention
Lb shaw and Williams in contention.
I fancy lindelof and james to get three nod and possibly shaw rested he has played all the games so far.
Should be a comfortable win. We need to keep the pressure on Chelsea wolves and Leicester.


1.) 30 Jun 2020 15:09:44
Dont put the mockers on it Ken. we can produce a crap performance from anywhere that's why i'm still not fully confident. Hopefully we get 3 points tonight but its by no means a formality.

2.) 30 Jun 2020 16:00:24
That's true tim. if we beat city 3 nil it wouldn't surprise me and if we lost to Burnley 3 nil it wouldn't surprise me either.

3.) 30 Jun 2020 19:16:51
Brighton are a good side and our record at the Amex is poor.

4.) 30 Jun 2020 19:19:18
Been watching Brighton the last couple of games and I think they look good. I believe that they will be difficult enough to break down but I'm sure we just have a little bit too much for them. Would be happy to grab any kind of win here to be honest.

5.) 30 Jun 2020 22:13:51
Delightful performance.



27 Jun 2020 20:59:13
Fa cup semi final to look forward to. I realise some people put little importance on the fa cup but winning breads winning its a good habit so while it was not a good performance we still won and keep this impressive run of results going.
To me, 9 of the 1st 11 pick themselves with the rw and possibly cb the only positions up for major debate.
Id like to see that 9 take the pitch together as often as possible between now and the end of the season, and see where that takes us.
Lots on here calling for a bit of luck with injuries and it has to be said we have had our fair share so we can only hope for a clean bill of health beteeen now and the end of the season.


1.) 27 Jun 2020 22:43:14
Good post ken. Great result, great to be in the semi again and as you say it breeds winning.

2.) 27 Jun 2020 23:31:36
Good post, Ken. I think Greenwood has clearly been better than James or Mata at RW.

Bailly or Lindelof is more of a debate. Lindelof seems to be considered a little steadier. Bailly has a touch of unpredictability about him, but is the best CB at closing down space.

3.) 28 Jun 2020 06:34:18
Bailly needs a run of games at CB. We clearly need a CB with pace when Maguire is at the back.

4.) 28 Jun 2020 07:44:32
The game was rusty due to a lot of changes.
I felt Maguire was easily the best player on the pitch.
Don't remember losing even a single header.
Composure on the ball and several crucial blocks.

5.) 28 Jun 2020 08:55:01
I thought last night highlighted the lack of width that we have in the squad, as well as the lack of depth in quality. We don't have full backs that can get a cross in or wingers that can beat a man and go on the outside.

6.) 28 Jun 2020 09:04:25
Poor game yesterday but important minutes for a few, a lotvof them haven't played much footy even before the lockdown.

7.) 28 Jun 2020 09:40:18
Attack v defence basically the game yesterday much deserved win. Maguire played really well, Bailly offers something extra than Lindelof for me.
How Brandon didn't get a start I don't know, he looked the better full back when he came on out of him Dalot and Shaw, tho shaw was decent himself.
Romero, probably should have saved Cantwell goal but easy to judge from here, solid as usual.
Fernandes with a few lovely touches and could see his 1st instinct is forward which is what we need, left his shooting boots at home tho.
McTominay went about his business quietly.
Mata and Lingard on the periphery of the game for me.
Ighalo, a lot of us scoffed at the signing me included but he's been fantastic and offers something different, a real poacher, loved his goal.
Rash and Martial looked lively enough but feel took to many touches than needed.
Greenwood, you can see he has something of an x factor, a run of games could see a glut of goals.
All in all happy with are thru, breeds a winning mentality as Ole said. We have a good run in the league, wouldn't it be nice to end the season with 2 trophies in our cabinet at OT.

8.) 28 Jun 2020 10:40:59
Agree with you Alex James. We made very very hard work of beating a poor team. We definitely need more width. Also defensively we were lucky we were not facing a better team. Too many times they could have scored with a better final pass. For me we need a really fast top centre half to partner Maguire. Best player on the pitch was Bruno as usual. He is just different class. He is creative and yet willingly tracks back to break up opposition attacks.

9.) 28 Jun 2020 10:50:04
Few key points from the game:

We won and are into the Semi's.

Several squad players got vital minutes, they will become more important as the games come think and fast.

Bailly if he can stay fit might be a better CB partner for Maguire. Reads the game and covers better than Lindelof.

Williams has in my opinion over taken Dalot in the pecking order. With Laird (who was rated higher than Williams) ready to potentially breakthrough I understand why the club would listen to offers for Dalot.

Finally I mentioned a few months back that I would prefer Cantwell to Grealish. I thought Cantwell was the best player on the pitch yesterday. All of Norwich's most dangerous play cam through him, he worked tirelessly in both directions, had a touch of class and scored a good goal.

10.) 28 Jun 2020 11:59:29
Agreed Ken - we clearly cannot win the league so an FA Cup and Europa League would signifying remarkable progress from the club and go some way to help the squad and management team develop a winning mentality.



26 Jun 2020 23:03:43
Good threads below asking how far off we are?
In order to compete next season we need to win about another 24 points and hope liverpool drop more points than this season.
I don't expect liverpool to replicate their form completely but don't envisage them collapsing.
Winning 24 points more next season will be a tough ask.
Sancho would be a huge difference maker. A creator and taker of chances.
Will we need to replace pogba? If not its one less problem for the recruitment team.
If not then a cb and dm of really high quality would be my preference although ed002 has said dm is not seen as priority and adding creative depth in the form of grealish is the priority.
24 points is a tough ask and may not be enough to win but it wiuld be enough to be in there competing.


1.) 27 Jun 2020 00:33:15
Ken, liverpool have performed to this level for 2 seasons in a row, they don't look like a team "sussed out"

We are years away from liverpool and even city.

The fact they can go on and achieve 107 points is just ridiculous and tbh I hope they do.

2.) 27 Jun 2020 00:52:44
Bolger I don’t we’re years away from either. City have a weak defence, Liverpool have a very small squad. Both teams are only ever 1 or 2 injuries away from really struggling, at least compared to the standard they reached in the 18/ 19 season when they both performed at their best, as emphasised by how City struggled without Laporte this season. I suspect Liverpool would’ve suffered similarly without Van Dijk. City will also have to replace Fernandinho and Aguero pretty soon, as well as Sane, to be as strong as they were last season, and Liverpool will have to replace many major players within the next 4 years, as Mane, Firmino, Salah, Van Dijk are all 28 or 29 so haven’t got that long left at the top. If Liverpool don’t win the league again next season I can see it being a while before they win it again. Obviously they will still be very good for a few years to come, and I don’t think Mane, Firmino, Salah, or Van Dijk will decline much in the next couple seasons, but they need some serious investment in the 2 or 3 seasons to remain at the very top.

{Ed0666's Note - Out of interest Gilly what’s the logic behind you’re notion that if we don’t win the league again next season we won’t win it for a while?

And aren’t most teams 1 or 2 injuries away from really struggling? Take Bruno out of you’re team and you guys are average at best.. Take two world class players like Mane & Salah out of our team.....And we beat Barcelona 4-0.

You’re making wild assumptions to prove you’re narrative. What’s to say we don’t sign two excellent players who will cover for injuries and will take us to the next level?

3.) 27 Jun 2020 01:15:31
We have the fifth best goal record, fifth best defence, we're fifth for a lot of stats. One or two players won't lift us into the contender brackets.

Would we be in a different situation if we had Smalling instead of Maguire all season? Hard to say.

If we had of signed Bruno in August I think we're comfortably sitting 3rd but we'd still be way off the top.

We need to be ruthless with this squad. No not signing a striker because Greenwood has bags of potential. No not signing a midfielder because McTominay is doing ok. We could honestly do upgrading our centre backs, central midfielders, right wing and striker.

Martial is doing great but he can't disappaer for 3 games now. Next year we won't be near the title winners but we should be ready to pounce 21/ 22 season when hopefully the wheels come off the Liverpool project and Pep has burnt out City.

4.) 27 Jun 2020 01:43:51

You hope they do? Interesting.

I think Ken is probably basing them losing a few more points on the fact they have had a few games this season where they have won by 1 that on another day might not have happened, they have been lucky with injuries (to key players, I know they have had a few others but TAA, VVD, Robertson, Salah, Mane and Firmino have stayed fit the majority of the season and they are ridiculously good with these 6 in the team at the same time) and also that sometimes it can be difficult to keep the same intensity once you have won one, that was the obsession.

24 more points for us would be a difficult task but we have shown we can go on great runs of form and look a better team with Bruno. We maybe need 2 or 3 more signings of the calibre of Bruno and then who knows.

5.) 27 Jun 2020 04:28:20
2 extra players and a bit if luck with injuries.

{Ed0666's Note - At least two world class players, luck with injuries, and a manager who has a clue what he’s doing

6.) 27 Jun 2020 07:14:56
Our biggest problems right now are consistency and squad depth. In terms of our first team, we’re probably only a RW away from having one of the strongest starting 11’s in the world and our performances against ‘big’ clubs over the past few seasons is pretty indicative of this. I also worry that Ole might not be tactically astute enough to lead us back to the top in terms of his in-game management and the way that he sets up against smaller teams, but I think the jury’s still out on that one and it’s not necessarily something that he couldn’t learn and improve on if given enough time.

7.) 27 Jun 2020 08:28:35
Personally, United should be aiming to become regulars in the top 4 before thinking of titles. It’s a very competitive league with some wonderful managers even managing teams lower down than United (Ancelotti at Everton) let alone the likes of Guardiola and Klopp; so, perhaps a target of building towards challenging for the league in three more seasons would seem sensible.

{Ed047's Note - is this the Arsenal page of years gone by, sure sounds like it. 🤦‍♂️🤣

8.) 27 Jun 2020 08:42:43
Ha ha, true! Although my Arsenal friends are even more concerned about their club than I am about United. We have to prove we are good not talk about the Fergie years. United need to getting in top 4 to attract better players and be hearing that CL music again on match nights. Then if we can we push again for the title. It took Klopp 4 seasons/ years.

{Ed047's Note - Well in the mean time you do have the bonus of 4th place being a trophy! 😉🤣👍🏼

9.) 27 Jun 2020 08:52:57
Sadly, it would feel like one!

{Ed047's Note - always look on the bright side mate, at least you’re not an Arsenal supporter! 🤷‍♂️🤣

10.) 27 Jun 2020 09:30:23
How far off are we? Good question, the answer a long way with only a Leicester sized chance of winning the league.

Top down is an issue

1. We need owners whose sole aim is to make the team great and the club at the top. They need to stop reducing our options by taking money out even if they are allowed to do it. They need to set the direction, get advice and put in place a board that will structure the club properly.
2. Structure the club, a Director of Football reporting to the board not to Woodward must be brought in ASAP. Woodward back to finances or out if he doesn’t accept it.
3. The Director of Football needs to be someone who knows and understands football suitable for the level of club we are, NOT someone who will work unquestioningly with Ole, not a yes person.
4. The Director of Football needs to immediately review the management. We must have a professional believable Manager, one that befits the position. That must happen immediately at the end of the season.
5. The DOF needs to review all football matters, the football plan, the objectives, the top to bottom of the club sides.
6. Appoint a Manager who knows what they are doing.
7. Start to review the playing staff in line with the plan.

If we did that this summer then maybe in 2022 we might compete. The idea that adding a player will make us challenge is missing why City and Liverpool are streets ahead. They have done the above already, years ago, whilst we still try to reincarnate SAF and add noodle partners.

Otherwise we have a Leicester sized chance in the coming years.

11.) 27 Jun 2020 11:39:28
Only way we win this league is if we don't lose a game. We win 35/ 38 games and draw the other 3. Even then it will be close.

We do NOT have the team or the manager for this it is as simple as that. Anyone thinking we have a chance with Ole Solskjaer as the manager need to reevaluate their life.

12.) 27 Jun 2020 11:56:10
@DanJames, think that’s a bit harsh fella. Solksjaer is doing his best and currently the ‘mood’ in the camp appears positive and we are on a good run and IMO are a better team to watch. However, winning the league is incredibly difficult given the quality and money swirling around. Perhaps United can strengthen in the economic downturn to make up some ground but as I said earlier, let’s focus on CL qualification and the two cups now and then add one or two players of quality to go again next season.

13.) 27 Jun 2020 13:04:22
I’d take Wenger any day. World class act - look at the state of Arsenal without him.

{Ed047's Note - that’s bravery on another level Eric!

14.) 27 Jun 2020 15:11:14
What good is CL qualification when we don't have the ambition to win it? You can see that with the mediocre signings and the mediocre manager.

15.) 27 Jun 2020 14:49:21
Ed0666, when I said if Liverpool don’t win the league next year, they wouldn’t win it again for a while, it was merely a prediction. They are a fantastic team, but they have a small squad, and Mane, Firmino, Salah, and Van Dijk are all 28 or 29, so I doubt they’ve got that many years left at the very top. I think Liverpool need some serious investment over the next 2/ 3 years to stay at the top, and if their lack of pursuit of Werner at a bargain price is anything to go by, then I wonder if maybe the money or the willingness to invest the money simply isn’t there. Realistically Liverpool need about 5/ 6 squad players with the potential to develop into first team players.

They’ve been very lucky with injuries this season and last season, whereas United were without Pogba almost all season, and Martial and Rashford both missed large chunks of the campaign. If Bruno was injured we would suffer for it, but if Pogba was fit then I don’t think it would make a huge difference. So whilst most teams are only ever 1 or 2 injuries away from really struggling, as proven by City this year, I think given Liverpool have such a small squad, and such a weak bench, they are perhaps more at risk. I appreciate you beat Barcelona without two of your star forwards, but that was a one off game, would you be able to win week in week out without them if they were injured for 2 or 3 months?

{Ed0666's Note - mate I just wrote a response which took me 30 mins and I’m gutted I somehow deleted it by mistake and I can’t spare another 30 mins to respond again.

Basically the gist of my reply was I’m right you’re wrong no only joking. I appreciate you’re opinions but LFC isn’t built on glass foundations anymore the days of Moore’s, Gillette & Hicks is a bygone era. We have a clear identity and structures in place for the present and future. For every Salah, Mane and Firmino that leaves there is an Elliot, Jones and minamino to replace them. Yes these guys may seem underwhelming to you now but so did Salah, Robertson, Henderson, Gomez, Matip, Gini to most Liverpool fans when we signed them and they didn’t turn out to badly did they? Klopp has the Midas touch the only worry I have over the next few years is keeping Norbert and Ulla enthused and happy on merseyside.

Regarding injuries the best keeper in the world missed 11 games and one of the best defensive midfielders on the planet missed around 13 that’s a lot of game time and we still coped. What if De Gea missed 11 games for United how would you cope without him? Oh wait maybe that’s not the best argument on my

16.) 27 Jun 2020 18:13:33
Don't worry yourself about Liverpool Gilly, you should focus on your Europa League Dog fight with Wolves :) AJH is spot on with his assessment above.

17.) 28 Jun 2020 05:59:05
You heard the man Gilly. Don't worry about Liverpool. What is to be will be. What's due to Caesar give to Caesar and we all know what happened to Caesar.

18.) 29 Jun 2020 18:39:05
Klopp has an unbelievable record with building teams and developing players, and that will undoubtedly stand you in good stead. Perhaps I’m simply being negative regarding how Liverpool will fare over the next few years, and equally positive regarding United, because I’m a United fan, and we all struggle to be completely impartial when it comes to our teams and our rivals.

Granted, Nico Williams, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott all look like serious talents, but for every Raheem Sterling there are usually several Jordan Ibes and Sheyi Ojos, although I suspect no Liverpool fan actually believed they were more talented. Liverpool clearly have an unbelievable first team, but with Clyne and Lallana leaving, and Lovren and Shaqiri likely also leaving, but they probably need another centre mid, centre back, left back, and a versatile forward in order to strengthen their squad to continue to compete on all fronts, and that’s going to require some serious investment.

Essentially, I don’t see Liverpool declining to the extent that United declined after Ferguson left, at least not as long as Klopp remains in charge. But I think they will struggle to maintain their current level, but almost certainly won’t fall out of the top 4 in the next 5 years. I recently made a bet with a Liverpool mate, that if they don’t win the league next year, they won’t win any of the next 5. Klopp has now proven twice that he can build a team, but he failed to guide Dortmund through the transition of losing Lewandowski, Gundogan, and Hummels, and it will be interesting to see if he can build a team to succeed beyond this current team.



25 Jun 2020 23:35:58
Ed 002.
Has there been anything decided on the Europa league starting up again?


{Ed002's Note - The European competitions will restart in August - venues have changed but after open legs are completed - single games through to the end.}

1.) 26 Jun 2020 07:59:22
Hi ed I've not seen what the plan for Inter v Getafe or Roma v Sevilla after they were cancelled will these now be 1 leg?

{Ed002's Note - They will be played as single leg fixture in Germany.}



11 Jun 2020 22:39:44
Hi ed002.
Did you know what the plan is for chong next season?
I remember you did before he signed that the club hadn't given him a clear vision or pathway. i'm assuming that as he signed that they did present him with a plan.
If 2 of periera lingard or mata were to move on i can see him getting some decent opportunities, otherwise does a loan beckon? .


{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt there is a plan per se.}

1.) 12 Jun 2020 10:46:02
I think there are several young players who need a loan next season.

Garner, Levitt, Chong, Gomes, Laird maybe even Mengi if we don't get all three of Jones, Smalling and Rojo off the books. While unless someone comes in and makes a good offer for DDG then Henderson should head out on loan again.

These lads have had a year with the first team, they now need to play every week to continue to develop.

2.) 12 Jun 2020 12:35:38
I appreciate he’s young and only seen what limited first team opportunities Chong has had but I’ve yet to see this great future player in him.

3.) 12 Jun 2020 13:50:42
A lot of good sides where after him Halesini so there’s definitley a player in there.

4.) 12 Jun 2020 13:54:46
I think you'll see a few experienced signings this window.




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30 Jun 2020 18:02:53
I share your frustration MancMan.
He was a super player not so long ago. But he just seemed to fall off a cliff and with his introverted personality he got into a hole and couldn't get out of it. Its ok to choose to be a loner when your playing great but when your playing crap its not ideal.
I still think he has something to offer but the inner camp obviously think otherwise. i'd try to pay him a mutually agreeable settlement and give him a free transfer. He holds most of the cards in that regard.
He will go down on a list for me with blanc ibra larrson and bastian as coming 4 or 5 years after they should have or we would have seen much better players than we did. (Ibra and larrson did well)
If he had hit the ground running and scored a few early doors it might have been so different. But he came he flopped he got worse and worse the hole he was in got deeper and deeper.
Surely he too would do better with bruno in the team? I thought the same about bastian but he just didn't have it in him and it looks like the staff think either he doesn't have it in him or that he is just a wrong fit in the dressing room. Or a bit of both. Having him around as a squad player on his money and with his personality may be seen as potentially disruptive.




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19 Jun 2020 18:50:52
A sweetener? Rojo couldn't be more sour🤮.




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19 Jun 2020 17:18:04
He might have said he wanted to join us or bayern but neither were an option. Neither side agreed a fee with RB.
Wishful thinking on his behalf maybe, but not options.




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18 Jun 2020 19:30:54
Too be fair shappy i see half your point.
A player can reject advances before a bid is made. I agree with that.
But he can also accept their advances and declare his intent to sign but that is not an option unless a fee is agreed with his club.
For all you know he could have told klopp he would sign but Liverpool were never an option because they wouldn't pay the fee.
Same with bayern last year. He said he would go but Bayern low balled RB so bayern were never an option even though he declared his intent to sign.
So any player can give an indication or state intent to sign and then a fee not agreed so it never was an option.
I think ed002 said klopp unsettled the player and as a result RB were annoyed and were more intent on selling him elsewhere as long as a fee was agreed.




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18 Jun 2020 19:13:16
They were not an option if they didn't bid.





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02 Jul 2020 00:08:35
Arguably ourselves and wolves are the form teams and its often easier to play as the hunter rather than being the ones hunted. Chelsea have a few tricky ones still as have Leicester. i'd love to see ourselves and wolves get 3rd and 4th. There could be all sorts of permatations going into the last 2 games of the season with wolves v chelsea and united v Leicester on the last day.
Any of the 4 could go into that game in 3rd and come out 6th or go in 6th and come out 3rd. Form and confidence is everything right now and we are bang at it, Leicester are in a hole, will Chelsea bounce back? Wolves look really solid. Only Liverpool lost less games than wolves this year. 13 draws have hurt them. So i'm saying us for 3rd and wolves just pipping Chelsea for 4th on the last day. i think we could all live with that😁.




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01 Jul 2020 23:51:47
I think he used to post here under the name Sydney😁😁😁
Well at least Dennis never saw a bad word written about him.
Nice story leahy 👍
I would imagine the pages are read by plenty of players.




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01 Jul 2020 23:12:40
Chat is a good laugh imo.
Most the regulars on are used to the leg pulling and a bit of taking the p$$$.
I swear even redman smiles at least twice a match😂😂
Bit of comment on the games too.
Some like the bit of craic on there some don't i can understand that.
I like the craic with other fans its all part of the game for me. Football means very little without the fans, the atmosphere and all the other things surrounding the game itself are usually enjoyable.




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01 Jul 2020 22:59:22
Exactly jred. if we are within 3 goals of them 2 nil win on last day puts us ahead of then.
Its going to be tight. Could be wolves and united 3 and 4th i'd love that.




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01 Jul 2020 20:23:40
To be fair ajh we have sharpened up both ends of the pitch simultaneously since feb1st scoring over 2 a game and conceding only 3 in 14 games.
So both ends are much improved.
Im not a big shaw fan but i think he has done well since restart. So no complaint from me there.

Lindelof been ok too. He doesn't fill me with confidence petsonally but stats are ok. He is poor in the air but decent on the ball. Not that strong but doing ok. Probably not as good as bailly on bailly's best day but better than bailly most days😂
To build an ideal team / squad cb and lb would be further down the pecking order for me than dm rw cf.

WIth funds tight cb and lb would not priority imo.
williams can be a very good player but shaw has done well thus far he looks a bit fitter too.