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01 Jun 2020 10:07:33
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Gordon Banks

01 Jun 2020 10:07:30
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By The Numbers: Liverpool

30 May 2020 13:57:33
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Top 10 Left Midfielders/Wingers/Forwards

26 May 2020 12:00:49
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Angelos Postecoglou

24 May 2020 11:40:27
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21 May 2020 20:01:26
So yesterday in bill and bens (gold and Sullivan) statement they stated all season ticket holders have been contacted.
As I had not been contacted I pressed on the link they gave us to email them, however that site had crashed. So I Email them stating I have not received an email so could someone contact me. I then receive 2 emails back from them saying u will be contacted within 24 hours.
What a surprise still not heard from them!

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22 May 2020 20:27:57
Stop given them your cash arp, I done it at my club with levy and Lewis no matches, no merchandise etc until I see some ambition In transfers not a fantastic new stadium to line their own pockets.

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28 May 2020 01:46:09
About as reliable as there transfer dealings shocking even if we are in difficult standings at this present time . COYI.

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19 May 2020 16:19:09
Just seen that there have been six positive tests among three clubs, so these players have now got to isolate and not train for a couple of weeks, how can football possibly return safely at the moment, madness!

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19 May 2020 17:25:15
Unfortunately it’s all about money
Safety is not important.

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21 May 2020 10:16:27
Stevie/ arp3768, should any of us be seriously surprised by the awful arrogant attitude attached to Football, they are all on the Gravy train that they don’t want to break down, no matter even when people are still dying!

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23 May 2020 00:10:04
We are going to lose NGAKIA if we don't offer him what he's worth apparently he's only been offered a four figure wage which I think is totally disrespectful he's a very promising player who we need to keep hold of . COYI.

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23 May 2020 08:37:15
I think he was offered that with appearance fees as well which did not look to bad on paper, let's not forget everything is going to drop for the next 2/3 years, looks to me like he is being very greedy, other players earn good money but times are a changing!

He would of been better off asking for a short term contract on these terms and seeing how the ground lies in a years time, looked like he would still be earning £15-£20k a week, which considering he has just broken into the first team is not bad.

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Luka Jovic

17 May 2020 18:57:04
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17 May 2020 08:16:08
Morning all, I watched the Bundesliga yesterday and I can't help thinking that if it was completely safe to play then why were the subs sitting 2m apart with face masks on, then as soon as they're on the pitch it's face masks off and up close and personal, that just proved to me that it's not completely safe, what do you think guys.

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17 May 2020 09:08:05
Stevie, should not even be thought about, forget about stupid rules, they are made to be broken or amended, they are not the law of the land, even they can amended when necessary! Scrap the whole season, for me no Premiership declared winners, no declared relegation!
Forget what has happened in Germany restarting! NO, NO, NO, for me under any circumstances!

{Ed002's Note - There is no option to "scrap the season".}

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17 May 2020 10:13:53
Sorry Ed there is always an option to scrap the season. If you are talking about economics then that's a different story

Players wages are still the biggest problem. A high percentage of PL players are paid £1 million a year its not as if they can't live on a far less amount of annual pay.

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no option to simply scrap the season. If the games cannot be completed there are options to close it down as has been done in other countries - but it cannot be "scrapped" opr made void. It is nothing to do with player wages.}

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17 May 2020 10:42:43
Ed I respect your view but what do you believe the difference. Between scrapped and closed down.

To be clear when I say scrapped I mean the season is closed as of March with no promotion or relegation I believe this is a clear and decisive way forward.

{Ed002's Note - There are other matters to be resolved to do with final positions as not all clubs have played the same number of games and European places need to be assigned.}

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17 May 2020 11:19:28
Again the European situation could be the same teams as this seasons teams go forward to next seasons champions league and UEFA cups., the likelihood is it would be the majority of the same teams anyway

In terms of Final positions this must mainly concern prizemoney this could be the current positions or evan an equal share between all 20 clubs.

Ed I realise that everyone has a different view on the way forward. One thing I will say l that Bill Shankly's quote that Football is more important than life and death may be tested

Meanwhile love to you, your family and friends and all the contributors to this site STAY SAFELY.

{Ed002's Note - None of these are options I am afraid. There will be a discussion tomorrow but there will not be a conclusion. I have a preference to finish now with something like this:

1. St Georges Park (which is near Burton-on-Trent): Keeping social distance, no hugging and kissing etc., play the Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal games as a penalty shoot out (one goal keeper and ten outfield players) - so 11 penalties each and no sudden death - and award the games as win, lose or draw (1-0, 0-1, 0-0). These will be the "final table" standings.
2. Draw a line across; European places on "final table standings.
3. Top two promoted down through the league pyramid.
4. No relegation this season but additional one relegated next two seasons.
5. If Liverpool wish to be awarded the Premier League title then a black ball vote should be conducted - to be successful all other Premier League clubs would have to vote "yes" or abstain. Perhaps before asking Liverpool would get a better reaction if they promised to clean up their act and behave responsibly.

You are correct about Bill Shankley's quote and that is something that has recently caused a stir when quoted - it won't happen again. We also hope everyone on the site stay safe and fine.}

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19 May 2020 13:54:57
Hi ed I've heard similar suggestions on how to finish the season is this something that is actually being considered?

It does seem the most logical option but I thought they have said no relegation is off the cards?

{Ed002's Note - The Premier League are aware of this and two other options which would see the season finished on a points per game basis - either an average or weighted for home and away.}

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20 May 2020 13:52:33
Weighted would see us relegated. Any team that goes down on an average or a weighted system will justifiably pursue legal action.

Surely most clubs would have a preference for the system you describe.

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23 May 2020 00:16:52
I reckon it should go on keep me ups on the 10 outfield players selected by their club and averaged on the 10 players from each club and the bottom three are relegated no enough stupidity we can all throw stabs in the dark at what's going to happen but what will be will be surely there's more to life than football . on second thoughts no it is all about WEST HAM UNITED. COYI.

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16 May 2020 12:09:32
Well it seems like the prem. league could be decided by office dim-lows who know nothing about What fans want.
Fans want football to decide who goes up and who goes down. Not some bean counter.
If this does happen surly the FA will be taken to court
1. Do they have the right to change the rules on who goes up or down.
2, Is this what fans paid for when purchasing their season ticket.
I don't think so.
Will fans get their money back as fans paid to see football not some bean counter deciding who goes up or down.

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16 May 2020 13:08:13
It looks to me like these office idiots are trying to blackmail the players into playing, as we’ve heard, a lot of players are not happy about returning too quickly, so these people are more or less saying you either finish the season or we will decide who is relegated, basically you might as well toss a coin.

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15 May 2020 08:44:41
Morning chaps and Ed's, just thought I'd would run this past you, if the season hadn't halted in March then I think our next game was against Spurs minus Harry Kane as he was injured, but if the season restarts then we will be playing Spurs with a fit Harry Kane, there's no denying that he is there star player, as West Ham need all the help they can get at the moment given there position, I think that would've given them a little bit of a lift knowing Kane wasn't playing, just thought I'd put it out there?

{Ed001's Note - yes, these things do make a difference, but it can't be helped. It would have also lessened their confidence, the media would have stirred it up about him missing etc so the crowd would have been more hyped. That is why it is better not to be built around one player and be a team like Spurs used to be a couple of years ago. It is noticeable how the more they rely on Kane, the worse they do in the league, despite his goals.}

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23 May 2020 00:20:10
That's a great point Stevie and the way we were playing at that time the way we were performing and them without KANE I mean we should have got something from the liverpool defeat I'd have fancied us to have got at least a point if not 3 as they were hardly pulling up trees were they. COYI.

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