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29 Dec 2020 20:55:53
The cancellation of the Everton verses Manchester City raises a few questions. I believe City will miss more than the Everton game and if this happens for say to City again I can see a scenario where they would not be able to fulfill all their League games so we would end up with an incomplete season. In that case which teams for example would go into next seasons European competitions? Would it be the teams occupying the top spots when the season is concluded? Or if the season was just cancelled would the teams who qualified for Europe last year just be entered again?
Maybe Ed002 can give some advice?

BlueMike1

{Ed002's Note - The effort is to complete the season and many sides have had and will continue to have COVID-19 related issues. There is a proposal on the table to to draw a line across and call the table final if 50% of the games have been played - clubs will be against it so there is no vote. There is, like last season, no recourse to simply cancel the season. I expect it will be discussed again soon and realistically there is another lock down coming.}


1.) 29 Dec 2020 21:19:15
Thanks Ed002.


2.) 29 Dec 2020 23:43:33
I'm not upset about the game being cancelled so much as it's people's health at stake, it was very cloak an dagger.


 

 

08 Jun 2020 15:47:10
Regardless of all the crap in the newspapers about Everton making offers for players my prediction is that we will pay for one and get several on loan while of course moving out as many of the non-squad players as possible. Hopefully a few of the kids will step forward. Kenny will also be back, thought that he had a good game yesterday and scored a belter. Probably no good enough for the future but right now would be a good addition to the squad.

BlueMike1

{Ed002's Note - That is not going to happen. Everton cannot have "several" players on loan.}


1.) 08 Jun 2020 17:12:21
Sorry ed002 my mistake, how many can they take on loan?

{Ed002's Note - Premier League clubs may register no more than four loan players over a season and no more than two at any one time and a maximum of one from any other club.}


2.) 08 Jun 2020 17:23:24
Sorry ed002 I should be more careful with my words, I really meant a couple (two) .

{Ed002's Note - You mean a brace.}


3.) 08 Jun 2020 19:52:21
New to the site and just looking at Ed’s point about Everton being in serious trouble ( or words to that effect) alongside the likes of Barca, Marseille, Aston Villa, Sheff Wednesday.
But I disagree about Everton, serious trouble says we need to sell Richarlison and Digne and bring in frees and loans.
We have a lot of money behind us, just held back by ffp at the moment and obviously C.V. now hasn’t helped. But Ancelotti hasn’t joined a team on the brink. And Moshiri is paying him and his team a 100m in salaries over the next 4.5yrs

I’ve heard of a few financial football experts and not Everton related. But have said we have big money behind us. What about spurs, furloughing staff getting a 175mil loan, Arsenal also apparently have no money, but Everton are on the verge of going broke.

If we are in trouble, then I fully expect the ground to put on hold for a few years. Let’s see. But I expect Everton to spend this summer, might not be a fortune but they will.

{Ed002's Note - Clearly you don’t grasp the issues that Everton has nor the FFP regulations. I have not said Everton are going broke and perhaps you don’t understand the issues at Spurs needing to pay for a new stadium not Arsenal with issues caused last season. The entire post is from a position of complete ignorance. Everton have been spending beyond their means - as I have repeatedly explained.}


4.) 11 Jun 2020 19:12:21
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03 May 2020 20:13:05
Sorry to hear about Koeman, wish him a speedy recovery.

BlueMike1

1.) 03 May 2020 23:08:23
I think its crazy how so many footballers have heart problems. you'd think they were near superhuman compared to us mere mortals. wish him a speedy recovery.


2.) 07 May 2020 14:46:15
It does seem strange but underlying heart issues can effect the fittest of people, I’m into cycling and few months ago Team Ineos sporting director died suddenly of heart attack he was 40 and ex pro who was extremely fit and healthy, it’s very worrying for rest of his who don’t lead a healthy lifestyle like athletes.


3.) 08 May 2020 08:09:34
It is no mystery at all. As in all very active occupations, Sport (particularly in the pro ranks) , Military, Fire Service etc! Once those retire or cease, then it takes a great deal of physical and in particular mental fortitude to keep the body at such a high fitness level or near as damn it. In not doing so the body begins to ease back. Witness the amount of ex Military in dire straits. I and many many others who had such professions, have been able to adjust. We are the lucky one's.


 

 

09 Dec 2018 14:14:13
Improvement has been pretty rapid under Brandt and Silva. A better recruitment policy, targeting younger players with potential and mainly focusing on improving the balance of the squad. The playing style has improved markedly, away from the dull style of last years managers to a attacking style easy on the eye. Players seem to better understand their role in the team and appear to be enthusiastic and committed to the Silva style of play.

We also now have an owner who is capable of moving us forward and that is not a criticism of Bill who did his best for us over many difficult years.
Some things however never seem to change. I am now 78 and went to my first game at 6 years of age. Of course we have had golden periods, too long ago unfortunately, but I would be a rich man if I had received a pound for every time it has been said that we would be a great team but for the lack of one or two players. Right now we need a top centre forward who can score goals and probably a right-winger who can also score.

It has also been said many times that if we could convert some of our draws into wins we would be more often in the top six. Well as of today we have five draws out of fifteen games, some against teams that we should have beaten especially in home games.

And then we come to playing at Anfield. How many times do that lot win at the last moment? It is so inevitable I can't stand to watch the end of the game.
So many things to rejoice about as the Holliday season approaches. Still work for Brands and Silva to do and unlike previous administrations, I have every confidence that they will correct the deficiencies as soon as practical and possible.
So for all fellow Blues and Eds I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year with thanks to all the Eds who do a great job on this site.

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13 Apr 2021 02:26:24
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If something doesn't' change in the way we play how can anyone expect us to win anything. Today we just continued the drab, uninspired and passionless type of football we have been playing for weeks. Even with all the injuries we still should be able to play football which is worth watching and at the end of the match, regardless of the result, we can say we enjoyed the game.

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21 Feb 2021 20:23:37
Haven't seen any comments from Ed025, is he still recovering from a hangover?

BlueMike1

{Ed025's Note - im having computer problems mike but hopefully it will be sorted soon mate..


1.) 21 Feb 2021 20:58:18
Good we miss you.

{Ed025's Note - cheers mate..


2.) 21 Feb 2021 21:09:38
Blew up after the match eh Ed mate.

{Ed001's Note - I had to confiscate it, he was far too happy! Can't be having that now can I?!?} Become a Patron!


3.) 21 Feb 2021 21:19:33
Good to see you anyway mate .

{Ed025's Note - cheers 247..


 

 

13 Feb 2021 14:28:17
Liverpool to make an offer for Pickford?

BlueMike1

{Ed047's Note - nobody is making an offer for that clown


1.) 13 Feb 2021 14:40:21
Haha - too tight.


2.) 13 Feb 2021 14:44:29
Allison starting to run him close in the clown stakes 😂.


3.) 13 Feb 2021 15:01:09
I thought that was Jordan wearing a mask Dan. 🤣.


4.) 13 Feb 2021 15:26:03
I doubt Jordon could put a mask on the right way round.


5.) 13 Feb 2021 15:28:04
Very much like Pickford to be honest. One stunning double save shortly followed by a complete clanger.


6.) 13 Feb 2021 17:51:18
Come on Ed047. Don't be so disparaging towards Clowns. You will upset Ed002 who has told us that he is a Rodeo Clown in real life.

{Ed047's Note - that’s a good point well made Mike, I take it all back 🤣


 

 

10 Feb 2021 23:47:53
I don't want to hear another bad word about Tom Davies from you lot. Play him in his favorite position and he is a very good player.

BlueMike1

1.) 11 Feb 2021 07:05:12
He's been excellent the last couple of games, credit where its due. But to say you never want to hear a bad word about him is nonsense. So he's played well and should therefore never be criticised again in his career?! People like myself and Ed025 I'm sure will continue to praise players when they play well and criticise them when they're poor. If you don't want to see opinions that differ from your own might I suggest you stop visiting a banter site. Davies is a local lad and seems a good guy. We all want him to do well but that doesn't mean we will all pretend he is playing well when he isn't. Hopefully he will kick on from these last couple of great performances and I will be first in line to praise him if he does.


2.) 11 Feb 2021 08:31:01
Well said toffee davey could not put it any better we all have are opinions
Just because he has had 2 good games does not mean he is a starter the lad needs to so this week in week out cut out the silly fouls and miss placed passes.
He has a lot or work to do hope carlo can get the best out of him time will tell.


3.) 11 Feb 2021 08:56:47
There is no doubt tom Davies has improved, another tell tale sign of a quality manager. Also a lot of credit to tom davies as he's obviously putting in the hard yards.


4.) 11 Feb 2021 09:09:55
Its nice to see Tom has progressed recently he seems to be developing well under CA, let's hope it continues and he reaches the potential as we hope he would.


 

 

03 Feb 2021 20:22:07
2-0 up at half time so we have to eat humble pie so far. Just don't understand why we can't play with this intensity every game.

BlueMike1

1.) 03 Feb 2021 20:27:17
We need brands to sign fhat leeds pitch😂.


 

 

 

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26 Mar 2021 16:48:06
Just get fed up with all the negative comments. How many times have we seen messages on this forum suggesting the new stadium would not happen. The club have done a fantastic job and there was no way the project would have been turned down by either the City council or the government.

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26 Mar 2021 13:58:42
Great news, all these who wrote that it would not happen, hang your heads in shame.

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24 Mar 2021 19:22:26
It will go ahead, too many benefits for the City of Liverpool for it to be pulled at this stage. A delay is likely however.

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22 Mar 2021 14:23:13
It's normal procedure for projects of this size. How often does a government department make a decision in 21 days? Probably have not even opened the package yet.

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07 Mar 2021 20:17:22
Hope not. If so who did he kick and how are they doing?

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08 Apr 2021 20:16:34
What's not to like is us dropping points at home to teams we should be beating. Having said that am optimistic about our future, good manager, new stadium and an owner with the desire to make the club successful and who is willing to bankroll the effort.

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05 Apr 2021 21:10:53
It should have been 4-1 to us today. At least three clear cut chances with only the keeper to beat. James is the only player we have with any creativity, the rest don't seem to have any idea what they should be doing and seem to wonder around in a daze.

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04 Apr 2021 17:30:58
Well we keep on saying the next game is a "must win" and that once again applies to tomorrow's game. It will be difficult to get into Europe even if we win the two games in hand but lose tomorrow and it will be almost impossible. Let's hope that we come out flying and beat them by a substantial amount.

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20 Mar 2021 17:19:30
Agreed, but look at our bench. Six kids and three with experience and then look at the City bench. No comparison. We have a long way to go before we have squads comparable to the top six.

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18 Mar 2021 19:12:44
Sobs, I was born in the district of Everton and raised in Liverpool until I went to college in Salford at 18. Have lived in America since 1978 (aged 38) . When I go back to Liverpool they ask where I'm from so being a Scouser makes no difference. People in the USA say I talk with an English accent and people in the UK say I have an American accent. In Liverpool I just make sure I wear my Everton shirt and keep my mouth shut, works every time. If asked I say I am from Australia which is sort of neutral and keeps me out of trouble. People are generally very impressed that I have come all the way from Australia to watch the Blues.

BlueMike1

{Ed002's Note - I went the other way in 1981 and moved from America to England - where I am now but have spent much of the time since split between England and largely Monaco. I have a Berkshire accent I believe. There was no discernable accent for where I am from in America nor anywhere else I have lived.}