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Here Is Eddie Howe’s Press Conference For Our Tough Liverpool Game On Sunday



After losing 1-0 at Manchester City last weekend in our first defeat of the season we have a tough home game on Sunday against Liverpool – it’s the late KO game at 4:30pm.

Let’s hope we can get the win, which is what we need.

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2,130 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2023 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #81

    TD

    It may be an extreme but it does prove the point. Lot’s of money, people’s livelihoods etc in top level football are all at the mercy of someone who is arrogant and bent enough to deem that they are personally above the law and who is so unprofessional to let friendship get in the way of making the right call.

    If you can’t trust officials to do the right thing, no matter what, they have no business being in those positions.

    It says a lot about you that you seem to get off trying to go against public opinion and obviously suffer from a massive superiority complex where us lesser mortals’ opinions don’t mean anything to you and are not respected in any way.

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #82

    Well said RH

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #83

    Rotonda – eh??? I’ve got a massive superiority complex yet you’re the one resorting to insults and dismissing my opinion??

    No, I don’t trust officials to do the right thing no matter what as I live in the real world and that’s an impossible reality. I do expect there to be accountability for mistakes though and I think he should receive a length ban from refereeing after admitting this. Might not have any effect whatsoever though as he’s already retired from refereeing I believe but probably nothing else that can be done.

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #84

    He literally said he has respect for Mike Dean because he admitted a mistake…

    It wasn’t a mistake, it wasn’t something that was overlooked or not clear and obvious, it wasn’t even done because of incompetence. The decision was made solely based on the fact he didn’t want to give his friend anymore grief…

    How can anyone respect that in the rules of the game?

    The fact many on here have said this happens over and over and the same lad calls us all out as conspiracy theorists but now one ref admits he hasn’t followed the rules of the game and now he respects them…

    Picks and chooses to be confrontational because he has nothing better to do

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #85

    I think the newer refs don’t have the in built prejudices that Mason, Dean, and Marriner have. The new refs having had time for them to build up the old mates network yet.
    I do fear for Howard Plebb influence though because is definitely in the old boys network.
    He found it funny that he contributed to our relegation in 2009.

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  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #86

    Tough game my arse…we’re gonna get rid of some long term hurt on Sunday and put that knacker klopp right back in his box…

    Matchday breakfast ingredients in the fridge…klopp’s got no chance!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #87

    Dean also stated that he wasn’t happy with VAR intervention. He doesn’t seem to realise that it is there as a tool to help referees arrive at the correct outcome.

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  • Davas

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #88

    The premier league would also have got rid of some referee interventions if they had brought in semi automated offside.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #89

    Novo – I agree with that comment about newer refs. I’ve no doubt there was more corruption in the past but the modern world is more strict on that sort of thing, not to mention everything being more visible in the form of things like camera phones and social media. Can’t get away with as much these days.

    I think it’s also different that most clubs have powerful and influential people attached to them now so it’s not like there are a few clubs at the top who are connected and have powerful owners but plenty of others who aren’t.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #90

    There are many layers to corruption. Dean has admitted refs were reluctant to give decisions because of the risk of being removed from games.
    This will impact on their income.
    Juventus were found to be exerting pressure on refs. Ferguson did this to great effect aided and abetted his media allies.
    The authorities have washed their hands of this for too long. Bans will be the only effective way of preventing this continuing.
    Refs will make mistakes, fine, everyone can accept that however the decisions should not be influenced because of fear or they may be black balled.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #91

    Enjoyed episode 3. Great to re-live the Disunited and Spurs wins (not that I haven’t re-watched that opening 21 minutes at least 21 times since.

    The biggest spoiler I can’t believe hasn’t been mentioned….Gordon sleeps with 1 (thin) pillow and is on a 1 man mission to convert the other players.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #92

    Novo – those examples aren’t corruption though. Incompetence perhaps but not corruption.

    One issue they’ve got is that it’s bloody hard to get new refs into the game due to the abuse the existing refs get. Who the hell wants to be a referee anyway?? So we’re sometimes stuck with a lower quality than we should have.

    I don’t have the answers but I sure as hell know it’s not simple to resolve…

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  • ottawageordie2

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #93

    Ibiz: Ive been sleeping with one thin pillow for more than 20 years now. It’s a memory foam type. Best choice for a pillow I ever made.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #94

    Rotunda

    Fence sitters are the absolute epitome of people that make any kinda claim to being “awake”, mate!

    They are the one’s that erplore, Abhore and shun change in any and every single form…as they perceive it as a possibility of “losing out” or “giving up” some piece of entitlement or privilege…

    The antithesis of fairness, compassion and human nature.

    A detestable nadir!

    …all the while claiming some faux moral high ground.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #95

    ottowa…I have heard 1 pillow is the way, but I’m a 3 pillow person. 2 to use as actual pillows and another for fighting, hugging and throwing to the other side of the room, mood/dream/nightmare dependent.

    Not sure how I’d get on with memory foam pillows. Have a good memory foam mattress though.

    Do you think we’ll get away with this as being footy related? HWTL! 🙂

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  • captainmarvel

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #96

    Knowingly refusing to bring an error to someone’s attention when you are meant to do so is unquestionably corrupt.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #97

    Never ‘fixing’ incompetence is allowing and, worse still, promotion of corruption!!!

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  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #98

    Lord Scattercash,

    It is the lunch that I am planning that will make the key difference on Sunday. Homemade tomato soup with notes of fresh basil, fresh green chillis (both from my back garden) a hint of dried oregano, and a tad of Worcestershire sauce. Then seasoned to taste.

    Sourdough being delivered on Saturday (I need to learn to bake)

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  • captainmarvel

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #99

    Meant “and paid” to do so..

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #100

    Here we go, a rivalry of food superstitions is upon us.

    Early thoughts….love me some homemade tomato soup, but I do wonder the level of commitment required to get the job done for an early kick off. Also a little surprised that The Taco Takers go to meal wouldn’t be, tacos.

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  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #101

    If you sleep on your back, then 1 pillow is fine…if you sleep on your sides like me, then 3 is the key…it keeps your neck in line with your spine and guarantees 7 hours and according to Lady Scattercash reduces snoring!

    Sleep with 3…it’s the future!

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  • Hibbit

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #102

    Fence sitters

    Ibizatoon is that aimed at you ??,
    you’ve sat on the fence for years, and been very happy there.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #103

    Lord…I’m in complete amazement by people who sleep on their back, perfectly still.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #104

    Record the other half snoring, play back…less whining!

    🙂
    😀

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  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #105

    TTT…sounds like a matchday combo in the making…I’ll do breakfast…you do lunch…if we dont win by 2 I’ll show me arse in Marks and spencers window!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #106

    Hibbit

    No it ain’t!
    😉

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #107

    How does one say it’s not corruption with a definite tone…?

    How the foot would he know?

    How many examples do bloggers have to give of events across world football to prove there is and has been corruption in the game? How many charges against clubs, players and refs have to happen for one to believe it’s not incompetence but corruption?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #108

    Hibbit…Ha ha, I don’t think this one was aimed at me, although I did nearly pipe up with an “ouch” 🙂

    I agree that a stand needs to be taken to bring change. My view is that I don’t think everything needs a strong stance and if I don’t have one, I don’t feel compelled to make one up to meet some criteria.

    Only a defense of fence sitting (at times), not the discussion at hand which I’m out of.

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #109

    The worst kind of people are the ones who speak like they are knowledgeable about 99% of the worlds topics but in reality they haven’t got a clue.

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  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #110

    Ibiza…dont tell anyone but sleeping on your back just gets you ready for the grim reaper…how many burial statues have you seen with the person lying on their side!

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  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #111

    I think Mund has just outed me!

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #112

    Dean was stood down for 2 months after that mistake if I remember the article correctly. VAR clearly wasn’t the right job for him if he couldn’t handle correcting a colleague’s mistakes. Considering that’s exactly what the VAR’s job is.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #113

    A very wise observation. Probably from an evening of tossing and turning and not being able to get to sleep 🙂

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #114

    Lord

    😆

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #115

    It wasn’t a mistake it was a choice

    Missing something or not quite seeing it and making the wrong call is a mistake…

    Not intervening because you didn’t want your mate to get grief is not a mistake

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #116

    Maybe I should have added which post I was responding to…Nah, where’s the fun in that?

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #117

    Mund

    I think the term you’re after is…

    ultracrepidarians!
    😉

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  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #118

    Sounds like a strong vote in favour of AI… I’d say carried, with just a couple of possible dissenters.

    Popping down to PL HQ in the morning with my new money spinning idea all mapped out.

    Brown envelopes in pocket, stuffed with the green stuff that greases the wheels of Industry.

    Corrupt, I hear you cry, – Moi? Mais non Mon petite amis! 😆

    Apologies to Niafron for the appalling abuse of his mother tongue. 😉

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  • Mund

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #119

    Clint

    Absolutely mate

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Aug 25, 2023 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #120

    Ibiza

    😀

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