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  1. What if we signed a player for 50m and they caught covid and developed longer-term health issues? Would de-value them very quickly and assume insurance wouldn't mitigate. Not like its an unlikely/low risk either given recent reports of players catching it and people generally having mixed recoveries. It's a risk I'd be considering, especially given how little we know about long term impacts of covid. Combine with revenue downside risks and sell-to-buy seems somewhat prudent to me - as much as I'd like to see some new players to keep things fresh.
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    Without overplaying it, I think one of the differences between Australia and the UK is that many in the Australian public started acting before the government mandated certain things. For example, my workplace started working from home about 2 weeks before it was mandated by government (some of my ex-London flatmates were still catching the tube to work in London when I was already working from home in Brisbane). Student attendance at school also fell by something like 60-70% prior to the governments decision to close schools (except for essential workers children) due to so many parents havin
  3. So the bushfires in Australia are now mostly out... https://twitter.com/dannolan/status/1226606621926707201?s=20 https://twitter.com/PRlNCETONGIRL/status/1226375751403835393
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    On 70 points we currently have more than double 5th placed Man Utds points total of 34. Crazy...
  5. Your summary is pretty accurate. Also very good at distributing the ball quickly to start counter attacks and is comfortable in possesion so would suit us. He is very young (22), but has already won goalkeeper of the year awards in the A league and Belgian league. He is also Australia's number 1 keeper already (about 4 to 5 places ahead of Brad Jones in the pecking order!). Will be a top goalkeeper, but whether he is still too young to move to Liverpool is a fair question. He did also struggle a bit at the recent world cup but has performed very well for Aust since.
  6. Is that how you would line them up?! Why wouldn't you just put everyone in their best positions and go Downing left, Hendo right and Suarez just behind Carroll exploiting the space.
  7. I live in Paddington but am down the Gold Coast for work this and the next few weeks. It's surreal and frustrating watching it unfold and being away from it all. Some of the stories coming out are tragic. Hope any other Brisbane based people on here aren't too affected...
  8. This can't happen soon enough. It will be majestic. Salvation, redemption, a hero returning from exile, the usurper and last remaining puppet of the tyrants overthrown. The return of Liverpool FC.
  9. I don't get why H&G claimed in the texan injunction that RBS were only willing to sell to people who would ensure no return for H&G... surely they just want their money back. Although I guess its good PR for them (on the back of our campaign) if they are seen to have helped get rid of H&G
  10. It's Moores and Parry (looking for redemption) + others trying to get the club on the cheap. They know they have to go anonymously through Mill as there is no way Hicks/Gillett would sell to them (unless it was for a significant profit on H&G's part) and would also not be preferred by the board (it would mean the end of Purslow for a start and track record would indicate they are not the best custodians). Therefore they have had to use a front (Mill) as the acquirer with nobody knowing they are behind it. Disclaimer: I have completely made this up!
  11. Yeah we were 3rd best defensively, which is pretty good given Insua's difficulties. Konchesky is experienced and would expect him not to be worse. The question is how much will losing masch cost us defensively. Looking at last seasons table our problem was clearly scoring goals, which just makes our failure to get cover for torres even more frustrating. Could've lived with an average left back if we got that cover. The flipside is of course having an average defence costs us because we sit deeper and become more stretched making it harder to play. So our poor defence (in performance last se
  12. I am trying to take confidence from the fact that Fulham were pretty good defensively, and Konchesky played a part in that. Argument that a lot of that was down to Schwarzer and Hangeland but even we showed last season that having a great keeper and good central defence isn't enough if one of your players can be targetted. Having played under Roy hopefully he can just slot straight into our system and will be able to deal with being targetted. I'm clutching at straws really though.
  13. I live close to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane where the game was held, and saw lots of people going in their Liverpool jerseys, presumably to 'cheer' for Neville & co. Probably would've gone had I not got a concussion (and a lip the size of a balloon) actually playing earlier in the day!
  14. Journalist should get his facts straight. Riddled with errors, obvious one (being an Aussie) is it was the 2nd world cup Australia had qualified for (a quick google should've ensured the journalist got this fact correct). Then neglects to mention how he did with PSV second time around. Fails to also mention the context in which his victories were achieved and his failures occurred. Amusing that the journalist mentions lazy journalism, then fails to get his own facts right... Hiddink is a good manager, but like anyone, not without flaws. The fact that most of his failures date back >10 yea
  15. Funnily enough he earned rave reviews after having to play there in the first game after one of Gala's defenders got sent off. Bizarre. http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/socceroos/k...ve-role-176993/
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