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11 Jan 2019 18:00:17
Evening ed. We know of the players that RH is looking to move on. do you know of any genuine interest in hoedt, forster and/ or Cedric? . surely there's a club daft enough to sign them! Haha.

Also to any of the other posters or eds how is brutal getting on and is likely to be integrated next season or shifted?


{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of any interest in the players and there is an added issue with Forster where some clubs are not keen to work with his representation.}

1.) 12 Jan 2019 09:02:56
Cheers. Unsurprisingly really. Also meant *boufal! Not brutal 🙄.

2.) 14 Jan 2019 10:44:36
Forster off to leeds.



03 Oct 2018 20:55:14
Eds any insight into what is going on at our club? Positives (If any) and negatives. Your opinion would be appreciated too. Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - It was never going to be anything but a tough season. Awful as it sounds, staying up will be a win-win situation for the club. I have not spoken to anyone for a while but it strikes me there seems to be a lack of a sustainable plan right now.}



13 Jul 2018 14:30:34
Some impressive signings so far. let's hope we can get rid of some of the dead wood and that we still have on our books (boufal anyone? )

Looks like we will miss out on shaquiri as he's going to Liverpool (strange signing for them)

I still think we need some real creativity (No.10 or tricky right winger) and a proper striker.

Ed have you any new info on these positions other than what you've already posted? Also is there any update on Marlon Santos? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Nothing new.}

1.) 13 Jul 2018 15:50:09
No worries. Cheers.

2.) 13 Jul 2018 15:57:43
Liverpool probably only trying to buy him because they don't want us to get him.

3.) 13 Jul 2018 16:16:53
Very impressive so far have to say! But we'd still need another CB (Santos? ), a proven striker (Ings? ) and a creative no 10). If we could fill those, it has to be the best transfer window ever!

And still need to sell/ loan out Boufal, Forster, at least one CB (Yoshida/ Stephens? ) and one striker (Long? )

4.) 13 Jul 2018 17:39:12
@teejaysaint they're just cutting out the middleman.

5.) 13 Jul 2018 18:15:56
@ SaintySaintSaint He'll only be warming their bench if he goes there anyway.

6.) 14 Jul 2018 10:17:53
Jarkko, don't really get the logic of us signing another CB only to then loan out Stephens or Yosh?

Agree we still need someone who can unlock a defence, either as a 10 or a winger.

7.) 14 Jul 2018 19:09:49
Look at Ed002's message from 4th July. He clearly said that 2 CBs are on the radar. And to me thats! ogical. We used to have strong stopper pair, Fonte/ Alderweireld then Fonte/ VVD. We didn't replace Fonte or VVD until Vestergaard signed. To me, Hoedt is at the moment far away from PL standard as is Bednarek and Stephens. Yoshida decent backup, but not a regular starter. So, I pretty much share the opinion that two strong CBs this summer is needed. Then we need to offload some CB quantity.



26 Jun 2018 23:01:18
Happy with Armstrong. Should be a good replacement for Davis who I think probably only has one more season with us. Elyounoussi would be a very good signing. I'd be happy to take lookman from Everton too. As for ings, a loan yes. To buy? No.

Those would take care of the midfield/ attack for me. But we desperately need a top drawer cb.


1.) 27 Jun 2018 10:43:44
I agree, I hope for us to sign Elyounoussi, Jullien and a backup right back (I hope Valery), perhaps another forward and then sell Clasie, Tadic and Boufal.

I cannot see Lookman being likely given Leipzig's interest, although I trust the board and our youth; Gallagher and Sims could have good seasons.

2.) 27 Jun 2018 22:24:51
Lookman would be quality. As much as I think Sims has earnt a chance, Lookman is a better prospect. Ings could be well worth the risk as well, provided the price tag is reasonable.



25 Aug 2017 10:23:40
It probably won't happen. but does anyone think it's time to revert to an old school 442 formation? I'm not really a fan of It, but with redominds pace down the left, a solid middle of romeu and lemina, ward-prowse delivering crosses from the right and Austin and gabbiadini up top to put the pressure on the opposing team? .


1.) 25 Aug 2017 10:49:31
I've thought this for a while - it could work quite well for us. We would definitely need to add a striker if we wanted to do that though.

2.) 25 Aug 2017 13:59:44
Think I'd rather have Redmond on the right. He's the type of player, if playing on the RW will try and cut inside every time and try and take it on himself. He's not good enough to do that.

3.) 26 Aug 2017 08:02:03
Anything sounds better that some of the painful stuff we have seen. 442, why not! To add to Milkys team I'd have Bony and Townsend. Both have a bit of pace, Bony can hold up as well, and Townsend can cross and shoot with either foot 😇.

4.) 26 Aug 2017 08:50:55
Didn't Leicester win the league playing 442 most of the time?

5.) 26 Aug 2017 09:55:48
I need a link to Andros Townsend putting in a good cross, otherwise it didn't happen.




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19 Jan 2019 17:25:25
"We've wasted all our money on crap like Redmond. Jwp isn't good enough. We should spend more money. All the other teams are outstanding us. We're going to be relegated"

Amazing what a PROPER manager can do with GOOD players. Amazing what PROMISING players can do with PROPER coaching. If we can keep Ralph for a whole season (hopefully longer) then I think some of the players in the squad will progress so well. Hojbjerg, Redmond, jwp, bednarek, valery, targett etc could become VERY good players in the head future.

Up the saints.


1.) 19 Jan 2019 17:38:23
I was thinking today how Redmond has changed since Ralph has taken over. I even recalled how Puel said how good he could be. Now he will never be like Henry, but he is taking to this formation and system really well. JWP has surprised me over the last couple of weeks too. More energy and getting in the shots too. Other standouts were Stevens and Bednarek. Surely pants again at the end but feeling confident for season end.

2.) 19 Jan 2019 17:40:24
A great result, the way we are playing on the front foot, putting other teams under pressure, hitting the woodwork and deserving the victory, a bit of luck with the Digne own goal but caused by the pressure he was under. We look like a team transformed!
RH should have his contract extended now, talent like his will already be on bigger clubs radar. It looks like 2 of the relegation places may be decided with Huddersfield and Fulham now we just need to keep playing in the same way steadily moving up the table. I am really impressed how many of the players are beginning to fulfill their potential so 2019 is looking a lot brighter. coyr.

3.) 19 Jan 2019 23:50:40
Liverpool fan in peace.
Really like your new Manager. Best you've had for a long time.
Good luck for rest of the season.

4.) 20 Jan 2019 09:01:14
Appreciate the post Liver_La definitely our best since Keoman.
Hands off tho if you guys sack Klopp lol.



27 Aug 2018 11:00:16
I don't like to criticise players too much. I think our younger players (targett, jwp etc) will come good, but will they get their chance with us?
However, despite being a huge fan of Cedric when he first joined, I think he is continually letting us down defensively and it's time to shift him on. Let's start giving Harry reed a go. I'd really like to see him given a chance in the league cup.
Poor dive from hojbjerg but he's a player that clearly cares and wants to win.
I think we did some good business in the summer. But I don't know know if the players we've actually bought are solving our problems. we've signed players that we seem unable to incorporate in to the side. Hughes doesn't even know what formation to play, let alone his best 11. I still think we are VERY weak defensively and we still lack a focal point/ target man in attack. Gallagher MIGHT be able to play that role. But it's a lot to ask of him and we don't know if he's cut out to do it at this level, or if he'll even be given the chance to do so. Hoedt looks very very poor. Stephens isn't good enough for this standard. Yoshida will try and has heart and a bit of pace to cover vestergaard, but he always has a costly mistake in him. I think Bertrand needs to go next to vestergaard with Matty targett at left back.




07 Aug 2018 15:22:55
Dream scenario?
Fraser forster to Chelsea to replace courtois (I literally meant DREAM scenario because I couldn't see it happening)
Another striker (anyone bar Danny ings from the vast amount of names we've been linked with)
And another cb with Stephens going on loan
I think our business is done.


1.) 07 Aug 2018 17:31:08
I think you might be right Milky. Apparently a couple of Turkish sides are looking at Forster. We really need either an experienced top notch CB to hold our defence together or someone who can score a hatful of goals so that we score more than we concede. Preferably both.

2.) 07 Aug 2018 17:59:48
Presumably, MH thinks Vestergaard is that top CB that will hold our defence together.

3.) 07 Aug 2018 19:51:07
Well I hope MH knows more than me but I don't think that he's the finished article by a long way.

4.) 07 Aug 2018 20:18:46
I think, as anticipated, we have seen the club trying hard to revert to the old model of buying talented young players to develop in our squad and sell on for a profit in a couple of seasons time. If we're lucky one or more of those players will develop quickly and have a very good season for us to help settle some of our anxiety.

The problem I see is that in the past, we have had a solid, experienced squad, comfortable playing in a certain way and capable of winning games to support the younger players coming in. We don't have the stability that was once there. Bear with me as a I rattle through this, but McCarthy has less than a season at number 1, Hoedt has one season as a starter, Stephens one season as an irregular starter, JV is making his debut, JB doesn't have a full season yet, Lemina has one patchy season, Hojberg has about one season under his belt, Armstrong is making his debut, Mo is making his debut and Gabbi has about one season under his belt given his lack of appearances last term. Our experience comes from Cedric, RB and CA. In our times of success, the balance has clearly been the other way round with experienced, settled players outnumbering those with potential.

We therefore must hope MH not only knows more about the players than us, but that he is coaching them well enough that the team plays as a collective, at least equal to the sum of its parts nd with enough consistency to avoid putting undue pressure on them.



31 Jul 2018 12:11:56
I really hope we don't let Matty targett go. I think he will be a decent player for us, local lad, And the natural successor to Bertrand. at most, loan him to Fulham for the season so he gets first team premier league experience. Bertrand isn't getting any younger. I don't see the point in selling the next player in line and then having to spend double. on replacing Bertrand when he goes/ retires.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 16:32:55
Saints have set the price and I think Fulham will pay it we have to make some profit this window we always do.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 16:43:01
To start talking about Bertrand retiring is a bit much - no chance Targett would stick around that long. I think the point is if we think Bertrand will be off next summer if not this, then why not let him go now while we have a replacement waiting in the wings.

3.) 31 Jul 2018 19:18:33
Perhaps Mcqueen offers more going forwar if we are playing a back 5 if needed.

4.) 31 Jul 2018 21:41:46
Matt Targett is the future, I know that Ryan Bertrand is better just at the minute, but he wasn't that good last year. He has various business interests and not sure that he is 100% focused.
Totally agree with Milky Saint and think we might be better selling Bertrand if we can get a decent offer and make Targett the main man.

Sam McQueen is also a cracking player, personally I think he should push up in front of either Bertrand if he stays or Targett as a Winger, he has a strong cross and is physically strong. Nathan Redmond, is a one trick pony, frustrates the proverbial out of you a lot of the time. He has pace, goes past three or four players. has maybe one man to go at and either checks. or fails to go inside towards goal, just don't get it!

Just hope if he stays Hughes sorts him out, if he can't, let him go. Pete.



25 Jul 2018 16:07:26
Can't believe we haven't gone for Fabian schar! Especially for 3 million!? We were linked with him a couple of years back for a much higher price. maybe he's gone backwards a little bit. Thought he was the next top quality centre half.

Anything new on in/ outgoings eds? It's all gone a bit quiet.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 08:46:10
Including youth players training with the first team we've got 8 centre backs, can only play 2/ 3 at a time, can't see what use adding another who'll get hardly any game time would achieve. He hardly set the world alight in Spain or Germany and looks like he might struggle with fitness/ injuries. Guessing if he's going to Newcastle for £3mil he's not worth worrying over.




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20 Jan 2019 12:03:17
He will likely leave by the end of next season. by which point we should be rejuvenated and be able to replace him with similar. not the boring dross of a puel or Pellegrino.

It's no good having good players with no direction. Not in the modern game. Also having good players with just "passion" will work for a while but eventually come undone tactically. RH has given them the passion and fight and got the new manager bounce, but he's also sorted us out in terms of fitness, work rate, organisation defensively and a plan when attacking. All of which means it can actually LAST!




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12 Jan 2019 09:02:56
Cheers. Unsurprisingly really. Also meant *boufal! Not brutal 🙄.




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10 Jan 2019 12:01:42
Not unless we trim the squad size. Davis gone, gabbiadini likely gone, hopefully hoedt too. then a centre half and someone up top on loan.




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10 Jan 2019 11:59:55
Can't see either happening. Think dzeko was a target of Mark Hughes so probably won't happen.




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09 Jan 2019 17:06:58
Great info ed. Thanks. Hoedt out for 8-10 mill would mean taking a 5 mill hit. but he really doesn't seem to be in RH plans.


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20 Jan 2019 11:12:55
Would be interesting. If he was willing to put it in he could be an unbelievable player under hassenhuttl, and probably earn a big money move in a couple of years, earning us a decent profit too. His attitude is his biggest problem though.




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24 Nov 2018 21:51:27
That's why I said "he didn't really do a lot) we still dropped points, we stayed up because we scraped past Swansea and they dropped so badly. We look unbelievably unfit as a team, unorganised, woeful defensively, and we don't have the heart or fight either. all of those things leave us nailed on to finish bottom.




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24 Nov 2018 18:00:03
Would take monk. And if we go down I'd keep him and give him a chance to rebuild. We are shocking. Hughes is stealing a living. We should have thanked him for keeping us up (even though he didn't really do a lot) and let him go. We weren't this bad this season we went down.




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24 Nov 2018 17:58:33
Thought Pellegrino was bad. Hughes is awful. Our defence is woeful. He's worse than branfoot. We're going down.




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01 Nov 2018 16:56:25
Are you basing the argument that he's as good as scholars or bremner purely because he has ginger hair? .