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Renovated Melwood?
« on: August 7, 2015, 04:56:51 pm »
Saw some pics on Twitter that refer to a "New Look Melwood."

Any other photos?

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #1 on: August 7, 2015, 07:07:21 pm »
Controversial opinion.

They should move the training ground up to the accademy. Melwood is pretty small now. Maybe the new look is removable curtain things they were putting up to stop the team bib leaks.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #2 on: August 7, 2015, 07:13:11 pm »
Controversial opinion.

They should move the training ground up to the accademy. Melwood is pretty small now. Maybe the new look is removable curtain things they were putting up to stop the team bib leaks.
Controversial opinion.

They should move the training ground up to the accademy. Melwood is pretty small now. Maybe the new look is removable curtain things they were putting up to stop the team bib leaks.

Are the team bib links not through official photos? Or are the training photos usually taken earlier in the week?

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #3 on: August 7, 2015, 07:30:08 pm »
Controversial opinion.

They should move the training ground up to the accademy. Melwood is pretty small now. Maybe the new look is removable curtain things they were putting up to stop the team bib leaks.

I'm not sure it's that controversial. The academy has loads of land round it and less hemmed in than Melwood.

Can't see a move on the cards though, they've just had new pitches laid at Melwood (imagine this is part of the 'new' look.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #4 on: August 8, 2015, 09:01:49 am »
The club have openly said they'd like to move the first-team to the Academy one day.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 03:02:55 pm »
Are the team bib links not through official photos? Or are the training photos usually taken earlier in the week?

I don't know about the official photos but the bib leaks were definitely coming from people looking over the wall at certain points (then posting on forums)

For readers not having a clue what we're on about http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-fc-plan-melwood-pitch-8553779

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 12:28:28 pm »
The club have openly said they'd like to move the first-team to the Academy one day.

In Carra's book im sure he said it was one of the worst things they did - splitting 1st team & youth set ups. - if its all together then transition from one to the other is easier..

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 12:32:06 pm »
In Carra's book im sure he said it was one of the worst things they did - splitting 1st team & youth set ups. - if its all together then transition from one to the other is easier..

The club didn't really have much choice, as Melwood has no space to expand into and with all the required facilities to be classed as a top class Academy we had to move somewhere.

What should of happened is around 2000 or so when Melwood was massively renovated, they should of moved everything to the Kirkby site which opened a few years prior.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 04:31:56 pm »
The club didn't really have much choice, as Melwood has no space to expand into and with all the required facilities to be classed as a top class Academy we had to move somewhere.

What should of happened is around 2000 or so when Melwood was massively renovated, they should of moved everything to the Kirkby site which opened a few years prior.

Yep, even a very unscientific google map search of various teams training grounds show's how small and pokey Melwood is compared to other teams. The Kirkby site is huge. There's even space for expansion.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 11:21:07 pm »
It makes sense to move it to Kirkby. Not sure whether I like the idea or not if am honest.
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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 09:59:33 am »
The club have openly said they'd like to move the first-team to the Academy one day.
Discussions are ongoing about this. There has been talk of selling Melwood and moving everything up to Kirkby. Nothing concrete as of yet but talks are going on

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 10:08:48 am »
Not sure it'll be anytime soon as doing a whole new entrance to Melwood - not that it's a massive job but if a decision was imminent on moving I doubt they'd bother.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 01:43:34 pm »
Not sure it'll be anytime soon as doing a whole new entrance to Melwood - not that it's a massive job but if a decision was imminent on moving I doubt they'd bother.
The decision isn't imminent, but talks are going on.

I'd imagine Klopp has had a few things to say about it, it has never made any sense as to why they are separate anyway

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 04:27:56 pm »
The decision isn't imminent, but talks are going on.

I'd imagine Klopp has had a few things to say about it, it has never made any sense as to why they are separate anyway

It made sense because Melwood can't be expanded and it wasn't big enough to have both there anymore once the Academy expanded. Rather than going to the expense of rebuilding the main training ground (which I think hadn't long been done) they just moved the kids.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2016, 08:38:24 pm »
Withdrawn the plans for the changes they were looking to make to Melwood. Just noticed when went to check something with regards to the new Main.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2016, 09:49:07 pm »
Withdrawn the plans for the changes they were looking to make to Melwood. Just noticed when went to check something with regards to the new Main.

Moving it all to Kirkby then?

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2016, 10:03:59 pm »
Moving it all to Kirkby then?

Could be. Or could be making changes to the application. Could have decided against the changes.

Could be anything really!

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2016, 10:08:35 pm »
Could be. Or could be making changes to the application. Could have decided against the changes.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
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Re: Renovated Melwood?
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Re: Renovated Melwood?
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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #24 on: July 9, 2016, 11:13:52 am »
Klopp when talking to journalists after the game yesterday about his new contract mentioned they've had discussions about building a new academy or moving it together with Melwood.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #25 on: July 9, 2016, 11:17:02 am »
Klopp when talking to journalists after the game yesterday about his new contract mentioned they've had discussions about building a new academy or moving it together with Melwood.

Not sure they'll build a new academy. There is no space to have it all at Melwood, but there is at the academy, so it's more likely a new training ground would be built there than anything else.

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« Reply #26 on: July 9, 2016, 11:39:28 am »
Not sure they'll build a new academy. There is no space to have it all at Melwood, but there is at the academy, so it's more likely a new training ground would be built there than anything else.

Yeh I thought it was odd, maybe lost in translation. Unless they're going to build something completely new & move both.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #27 on: July 9, 2016, 03:11:36 pm »
Went to the academy 1 Friday night a few years back and it really is a 1st class facility. One of the coaches there commented that the kids were spoiled.

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« Reply #28 on: July 9, 2016, 04:38:17 pm »
Went to the academy 1 Friday night a few years back and it really is a 1st class facility. One of the coaches there commented that the kids were spoiled.

Spoiled in terms of life perhaps, but not spoiled in terms of a PL academy. LFC's academy is pretty grounded compared to others. The U21s changing room is a portakabin and done this way on purpose to keep them grounded.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2016, 07:56:52 pm »
Yeh I thought it was odd, maybe lost in translation. Unless they're going to build something completely new & move both.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2016, 03:25:59 pm »
Plans have been done for the relocation of Melwood to Kirkby

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2016, 03:44:01 am »
Plans have been done for the relocation of Melwood to Kirkby

Interesting that cheers. Is the plan for the whole thing on one site then?

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 09:45:49 am »
Plans have been done for the relocation of Melwood to Kirkby

Are you going off what Klopp said or something else? As he never said plans had been made up.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 11:48:00 am »
Something else, a mate has seen them and said it's massive.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 12:16:23 pm »
No plans submitted (or online anyway) yet, but will keep an eye out.

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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 02:20:31 pm »
Yeah, he said before Christmas. I asked him could he get some pictures, but access to them is monitored in his work so it is a no go.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2016, 11:22:20 pm »
http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/725534/Liverpool-merge-first-team-academy-set-ups-Melwood-Kirkby-Premier-League-News-Gossip

Liverpool to merge first-team and academy set-ups: They could leave Melwood for KirkbyLIVERPOOL are to amalgamate their first team and academy set-ups in a decision which will see the club move from its historic Melwood training ground complex.

Article by Paul Joyce on merging, key part:

Plans are at an embryonic stage with top level discussions ongoing at Liverpool, but a resolution to join the sites has been taken.

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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2016, 01:33:52 am »
Dunno, seems like end of a era for both Everton and Liverpool to move away from West Derby and move into these super facilties outside the city.
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« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2016, 02:56:27 pm »
Dunno, seems like end of a era for both Everton and Liverpool to move away from West Derby and move into these super facilties outside the city.

End of an era but i think it's the right decision.


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Re: Renovated Melwood?
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2016, 08:05:37 pm »
Sell Melwood and put the money towards building a new Anfield rd stand  :-X
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