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15 Jul 2018 16:02:18
Can't wait until the world cup is over. Been the wost World cup that i can remember.

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15 Jul 2018 16:38:08
I think most people would disagree.

15 Jul 2018 16:47:51
Thinks it's been one of the best, if not the best.

15 Jul 2018 16:53:29
Been some great games and been good to see smaller countries do well although in my opinion the introduction of VAR has tainted it somewhat!

15 Jul 2018 17:06:56
I think it's been one of the better World cups.
Most of the matches have been watchable, unlike previous tournaments where a lot of the matches were like watching paint dry.

15 Jul 2018 17:32:37
It's been good but for me Italia 90 was the best.

15 Jul 2018 18:35:58
Agree Tony
Italia 90 superb.

15 Jul 2018 21:20:38
Not seen much of this World Cup I’m not overly keen on international football but from talking to a lot of people they think it’s been a great World Cup.

{Ed007's Note - They must be easily pleased, I've not watched that much but most of what I've seen was dross and most people I've spoken to agree. The best game was Portugal v Spain and that was the 2nd or 3rd game of the tournament.
The overall standard of football has been appalling and VAR just helped turn it into a farce. The steady decline of international tournament since Diana Ross missed her penalty at the opening ceremony of USA '94 continues, and the next World Cup is going to be even worse when it is played during CL games.}

15 Jul 2018 23:15:14
I heard she missed that penalty intentionally Ed to start a CHAIN REACTION :-P.

{Ed007's Note - That's the tipping point of international football though, it's been $hit ever since.}

15 Jul 2018 13:52:38
I have not bought a football strip for about 20 years but was thinking about getting the new Celtic away one as I think it is a belter.

Was also considering getting my kids one as well.

As a result I went to the Celtic shop and must admit was astounded at the prices, especially the kids ones. Needless to say none of us will be getting one as I would not pay the price.

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15 Jul 2018 14:17:55
Football tops for all big clubs are expensive, thought this would be common knowledge?
£56 for the team you love is definitely worth it in my eyes!

15 Jul 2018 14:30:05
Prices are a scandal, £40 should be the absolute maximum.

15 Jul 2018 14:41:30
I'm sure some clubs sell their strips for even more exuberant prices than we do but £56 is a lot of money to me as I have a mortgage, bills and kids. I really can't justify spending £142 for 3 football tops.

To me this is just another sign that football is becoming a middle class pursuit as lots of working class people just can't afford to pay that amount of money to wear the strip of their favourite team or buy a season ticket to go and watch their favourite team.

15 Jul 2018 15:44:07
Totally agree raw and kev. I've two kids and it's impossible to buy new kits every year. But it doesn't mean I don't love the club.

15 Jul 2018 15:59:46
Last season's strip on m&m direct for £16.99! Go grab yourself a bargain RaW! Can totally see where you coming from lads and I wasn't questioning your love for the club!

15 Jul 2018 16:40:52
I will wait until next season and get this season's away top but may get the kids last season's home top this year as that is a far more reasonable price.

15 Jul 2018 16:27:44
Plus kids tops + season books + European games + travel. Fair enough if you're fortunate enough to not worry about that Pablo but it all adds up for others and then they'll bring out another 3 new kits next season.

15 Jul 2018 16:39:55
I’m sure I bought my kids full strips with there name and no etc at £86 each, and they fall apart if you look at them wrongly.

15 Jul 2018 16:53:53
The football clubs strips are a complete rip off, the mark up must be fantastic/ horrendous, all the supporters should boycott bthem untill the prices come down to a realistic price, but the club's rely on the mugs who will pay anything just to be seen in the latest strip.

15 Jul 2018 17:06:16
Na totally agree kev, I'm like Tam from Still Game when it comes to dosh just for some reason don't bat an eye lid when comes to buying strips, just had my first kid so sure that will soon change! Only really buy the home strip anyway, 3's too many! Refused to buy my newborn the new home kit mind you, but picked up last season for a tenner so happy days!

15 Jul 2018 17:30:02
Smith's in greenock are doing adult tops for 45. Kids are about 10 quid cheaper than anywhere else also.

15 Jul 2018 18:34:23
Thanks for that markom.

15 Jul 2018 23:10:55
I got mine yesterday. Managed to get 20% off it through the sports direct app only. Offer ends midnight. Onky cost me £40.

15 Jul 2018 12:06:43
Strongest starting 11 as Brendan sees it?
Lustig. ajer. boyata. kt
Forest. brown. ntcham. mgregor
Dembele. eddy.
Strongest 7 subs?
Bain. hendry. simo. rogic Morgan. sinclair. griff.
Leaving gamboa comper biton hayes Allen Christie kouassi to fight for a place on the bench. taking the goalie out the equation as we need one on the bench at all times . and before we bring in any more new faces that's 13 players fighting for two or three places and that's excluding our youth players who could come onto the bench. is that too many? do we need to trim? And if so who .

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15 Jul 2018 12:13:31
I can't see us having a bench with no CM cover on it so Kouassi.

15 Jul 2018 13:18:18
I am more concerned about who we could lose in this widow, rather than who comes in. We currently have enough cover for every position and we can afford to rotate quite a few to tackle the amount of games that comes with multiple competitions.
We have a variety of very young talent and experience, with Broony, KT and Griffiths capable of excellent consistency, while and guys like Dembele, Ntcham, Edouarde, McGregor, Ajer, and Hendry have all had another season under there belt and will get even better; while Morgan, Eboue and Christie will be desperate to get their chance.

15 Jul 2018 13:27:35
That will be why we want John McGinn i’d Imagine, I think Scott Allan, Jonny Hayes, Nir Bitton (for his career ) , Dorus DeVries and Cristian Gamboa should be moved on with youngsters Conor Hazzard, Tony Ralston, Calvin Miller, Regan Hendry, Ewan McGregor and Jack Aitchison loaned out to get games and gain experience, we need to sort our defence out, a quality experienced centre back and cover for both full back positions .

15 Jul 2018 13:50:04
Hope McGregors aff the smack.

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15 Jul 2018 11:24:26
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15 Jul 2018 11:22:09
If BR, as has been suggested, is looking to add a bit of extra creativity in attacking midfield I'd like to see us go for Lasse Schöne. He's only got a year left on his contract and at 32 might not cost very much but would bring excellent experience. He normally hits around double figures from midfield.

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15 Jul 2018 12:18:54
Averages 9.5 a season😊.

15 Jul 2018 12:32:27
Cut myself off . he was / is a great player. but mgregor is fast becoming that type of player along with rogic . and dare I say it. mginn if we ever decide to actually buy him.

15 Jul 2018 14:31:53
I did say "around" double figures haha! I agree with McGinn but BR did say he was looking to replace Paddy as well. If that means an out and out winger then fair enough but if not then we could definitely do worse.

15 Jul 2018 16:20:28
Been pleasantly surprised at Morgan in what little I've seen so far . and young Johnstone looks like he he has the makings of a great player . with the bonus both can play either wing.

15 Jul 2018 18:15:17
I’d love BR to give Johnston a proper chance this season.

15 Jul 2018 10:10:28
Young Morgan missed yesterday with a Minor knee knock.

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15 Jul 2018 09:58:26
Brendan in papers talking about how g it the squad has returned from the break and that if any player goes above 2kgs of there tae get weight they train with the kids . he comes across quite mellow but there's a steely side to this man he hides quite well.

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15 Jul 2018 10:39:16
There's one or two guys in the squad who could be doing with putting on a bit of timber, like Johnston, but I'd imagine they've been given some scope to fill out over time.

15 Jul 2018 11:35:22
Jthat will come kev we've got one of the best sports science dpts going.

15 Jul 2018 13:53:06
Changed days indeed
I remember a great Martin O’Neil quote in reference to big bad john
Having just returned from an injury with a scoring performance the interviewer said to Martin that Hartson was looking good.
Martin nodded his head in agreement and said
‘He must have been laying off the crisps. ’


15 Jul 2018 16:05:35
Johnston is a young boy, give it a rest . Adding too much timber as you call it will hamper his technical ability and speed. Being of slight stature didn’t do Larsson any harm, having too much and it’s another kris commons. The boy is still developing and technical ability should be the most important thing to concentrate on rather than listening to some rage in the stands.

15 Jul 2018 16:26:41
Big Hartson will be glad he isn't playing now lol.

Review Of The Day 15th July 2018

15 Jul 2018 07:03:37
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 15th July 2018

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14 Jul 2018 23:58:58
Guys, just a quick question. How can Ajax, arguably a smaller club than us who play in a comparitive league, go and spend £14m one one player? While we are always looking for a bargain, I agree with the model we have btw.

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15 Jul 2018 00:52:25
I wouldn't say Ajax are a smaller club than us. They are very similar in many ways. A large fish in a small pond and a rare club that actually has a proud history. The eredivisie is a better standard of league for starters not to mention it would still generate much more money than the spl.

15 Jul 2018 01:04:03
Tv deal mate ours is way below everyone's in professional Europe and we deserve more.

15 Jul 2018 01:16:18
They have already spend 10m on Tadic, 7.5m on a 19y/ o from the Belgian 2nd tier and 5m on a midfielder from Utrecht, the Blind and Tadic signings are proven quality but probably go against there singing policy due to their age, they sold klaassen and Sanchez for a combined 60m last year and have just sold Kliuvert for 15m and have assets such as De Ligt and Ziyech who is expected to leave this summer, so I’d say there pretty flush, there signing policy is pretty much the same as ours but they have the luxury of less strident work permit issues so can get youngesters for South America i. e Sanchez for 4.5m, they also pay bigger fees for players while still making money on them when they sell them, not sure about their wage structure but they have been extremely successful in the past at Developing and selling players, with us having signed French Eddy for a record fee with the hope of selling him for a profit a few years down the line it hopefully bodes well for the future that we will stump up the cash for top talent.

15 Jul 2018 01:57:46
They are pretty similar to us in size, a big club in a small league being pushed out by the so called big 4 but given the chance can do well against the big money clubs in a one off game. Did ajax not make the europa final a couple of years ago.

15 Jul 2018 02:54:18
Guys i think our tv revenue is the lowest in Europe So we are kinda ducked them cause we can't expand we suffer loses to lower European team but I'm hoping that's us over this by.

15 Jul 2018 08:35:05
We are below Sweden Norway Greece and Poland
Hopefully with the amount of bidders at the table now a bit of a auction begins.

15 Jul 2018 09:27:55
They're not a smaller club than us for starters. They can afford these fees because they have a track record of producing excellent youth players and selling them on for millions over a number of years. Their TV deal is also 3x better than ours (£70M per season) .

15 Jul 2018 10:37:57
Because the don't have a biscuit tin.

15 Jul 2018 11:58:30
Ajax consistently speculate to accumulate and it helps that they don’t have work permit restrictions

They signed Zlatan for 9 million from Malmo - would we have taken such a risk, also those manky EPL clubs are hoovering all the talent up with offering big money and ruining the game and careers especially Chelsea.

There should should be restrictions on many players a club can have on the books seeing as agents and players are not doing what’s best for their careers.

14 Jul 2018 21:36:02
Look at the TWO teams we put out today packed full of talent and obviously changed an entire team @ HT

This is another ELEVEN that NEVER featured today

Gordon - Gamboa, Lustig, Boyata - Benyu, Biton, Rogic, Morgan, Hayes - Griffiths, Aithchinson

SEVEN full internationals (Y)

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14 Jul 2018 21:58:00
We're in great shape 2 more please.

14 Jul 2018 21:58:19
I was just speaking to a friend about the game today, and I think the 2nd half team would definitely finish in the top 6, but the 1st team today were good, the French connection and mcgregor outstanding, hopefully if we qualify for CL, we get a decent group, think we will do ok 👍.

14 Jul 2018 22:22:51
Totally agree Jamie, the talent we have at our club is the best since the early 2000's, the difference is this squad are so young and can only get better. The 3 Frenchmen are top notch and must always be starters, we must find a way to play Edouard and Dembele at the same time, you can't leave talent like that warming the bench. Would be difficult to leave out Brown, McGregor, Tierney or Forrest . Ajer is starting to become un-droppable also, so that leaves only 2 outfield places left which I believe could be strengthened. Personally I prefer Simo to Boyota and love Lustig but feel we could get better. Now the good bit Sinclair, Griffiths, Rogic (how can you leave out Tam) 🤔 Young Morgan, Biton, Hendry, Ralston and Mikey Johnstone (What a talent) loved his dink finish today, are all more than capable of coming in and doing a job. Anyone got any fear that 8 won't be delivered 😂😂🤣🤣.

14 Jul 2018 23:09:39
Don't want to put the hoodoo on things, but this is one of the best planned and executed pre-seasons (including a difficult away qualifying tie) I can remember for many a year.
The squad looks sharp, harmonious and confident and there are still a few players to return - or added in the next few weeks.
I honestly don't give a flying feck what the gutter press and the deluded hordes profess about Sevco Steve and his tribute act.
The undisputable fact is we are light years ahead in class, skill, professionalism, experience, talent and potential of anyone els.

14 Jul 2018 23:19:38
Hey Jamie very good point no need to scream from the heavens about signings then tho I am sure a couple will come in.
Any idea why Morgan not played I looking forward to seeing him play.

14 Jul 2018 23:59:08
It's bit like flying in first class Emirates compared to easy jet and having to pay your own fares.

15 Jul 2018 01:14:30
What a wonderful day . First our pitch looked brilliant and if plays like that all season I think we will be unplayable . All our players seemed at ease passing the ball quickly and acurately .
I think we have seen how to play our two strikers and their understanding will only get better . The second team were very good going forward with their movement and passing .
I imagine Lewis Morgan has picked up a wee knock in training, no mystery .
Of course we want McGinn and one or two others but that's when Brendan Rodgers real problems will begin, too many top footballers for too few places, at least until we get injuries suspensions and loss of form . We seem to have a very united squad with everyone getting on, but when good players are not getting played regularly they can be troublesome .


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