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King_Ghidra
26-05-2009, 11:51:05
Well this season is not yet even over but already some deals have taken place and some others are in the pipeline.

Diego is signing for Juventus.

Milito and umm someone i forgot are joining inter from genoa. and quaresma is heading in the other direction.

Funko
26-05-2009, 12:10:41
Might be some interesting managerial moves as well.

MOBIUS
26-05-2009, 12:20:03
Joe Ledley to Stoke - or some other Premiership side...:p

Fistandantilus
26-05-2009, 12:40:52
... someone i forgot ...

:lol: That would be Thiago Motta.

King_Ghidra
26-05-2009, 13:37:18
ah yes.

i didn't actually see him play for genoa. my recollection of his time at barca was that he was very average, but the Serie A reports in the Guardian were full of praise for his recent performances

King_Ghidra
26-05-2009, 13:39:44
Might be some interesting managerial moves as well.

although of the biggies, it seems wenger and mourinho are both staying.

let me state for the record i think ancelotti is nothing special and i don't understand why chelsea are so crazy about him. feel free to quote if they win the title or CL next season.

pellegrini of villareal seems to be the new face as real madrid manager. that would be rather strange imho, because i would assume perez would want a 'marquee' manager as he rolls into the club.

oh and juve seem to favour old boy antonio conte, which would also be rather underwhelming for gossip fans.

Fistandantilus
26-05-2009, 23:21:19
ah yes.

i didn't actually see him play for genoa. my recollection of his time at barca was that he was very average, but the Serie A reports in the Guardian were full of praise for his recent performances

He was one of the their best players. If Genoa were almost able to reach a CL spot is also due to his excellent season. Staying fit was key imo.

That said I'm not liking inter transfer market so far, despite what Mourinho says, we'll see.

Oh, Crespo is headed to Genoa too.

Funko
01-06-2009, 09:57:19
Massive shock! Ancelotti to Chelsea!

King_Ghidra
01-06-2009, 11:12:07
btw i don't know who chelsea are thinking of adding to their team - i see they've extended some contracts - but they have a fantastic squad. i really don't see any weaknesses, other than perhaps centre back, where terry has been not quite as dominant, and with various long-term injury problems to carvalho...

but even with the current squad, if they play like they did in the latter half of the season, and then with essien and joe cole back, plus malouda finally showing some great form, i wouldn't have a problem tipping them for the title

so there you go ancelotti, no pressure!

Funko
01-06-2009, 11:25:10
Agreed. Players like Ballack, Lampard and Deco might be getting on a bit now but they all play the same position so they don't have to play every game.

Mancienne is hotly tipped at centre back and apparently Jack Cork has been doing great things on loan from Watford so they have decent back-up there.

The first choice full backs are great but possibly they lack really good backup there.

lightblue
01-06-2009, 13:01:16
Maybe get some younger players ready for when all the 30-32 year olds start running out steam?

King_Ghidra
03-06-2009, 09:07:27
So no Barry saga this summer. A move to man city that clearly establishes the guy is all about the money, or is stupid.

And Kaka kicks off Galactico part deux. I would assume this means there would be no CRon move.

Funko
03-06-2009, 11:54:07
Or he thinks City will be genuinely challenging for a champions league slot next season.
















:lol:

Funko
04-06-2009, 08:23:41
Chelsea want Ribery and Villa apparently.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jun/03/chelsea-ribery-villa-kaka-real-madrid-milan

And Carvalho to Inter?

Scabrous Birdseed
05-06-2009, 09:09:31
Zlatan to Barca for Eto'o and 30 million euros?

Venom
05-06-2009, 13:55:10
Macock to Yomomma for free.

I almost feel bad about that. Almost.

Greg W
05-06-2009, 14:32:52
Looks like Lucas Neil will be leaving West Ham too...

Greg W
10-06-2009, 03:02:57
Kaka to Real a done deal. And now they're apparently targeting Ronaldo and David Villa, in what was termed a return to the days of the Galacticos. I'd be very surprised if ManU let Ronny go though, unless he has a massive tantrum. Which I wouldn't put beyond him.

Funko
11-06-2009, 08:48:48
Be interesting to see what Milan do with the money.

Debaser
11-06-2009, 09:05:43
Ronaldo seems to be pretty much a done deal. 80 million. Wowzers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jun/11/cristiano-ronaldo-manchester-united-real-madrid-transfer

Venom
11-06-2009, 13:53:40
It's time for him to go. He doesn't want to be there and his act has worn thin even among supporters.

Great talent, critical to ManU's success the last 3 years, but it's time to move on. Ungrateful, arrogant ass too, but we've gotten out of him as much as we could.

King_Ghidra
11-06-2009, 14:23:06
gimme a break. if you could keep him he would still be instrumental. he gives as much as anyone else. the posturing goes with the territory with a player that good. what use is a mediocre player who keeps their head down? 11 ji sung parks and you don't win shit.

or the likes of nani, £18m, talented and yet completely invisible. or spunk 30 odd million on berbatov and get virtually nothing. that's the kind of player who deserves the fan's ire.

this is hardly like cashing in on a sheva as they're on the way down. the guy is 23, and has no significant injury history. he's solid gold.

whether madrid can work out a way to get him and kaka and whoever else all working together is another question altogether, but there are no flies on the man himself.

Venom
11-06-2009, 14:41:16
Oh I don't mean to say he wouldn't still be valuable. Like I said, he was critical to the successes of the past 3 seasons. I just think it's time he moves on. He doesn't want to be there, so let him move and make 80 million. I'm ok with that. Especially if his act was starting to wear on his teammates.

His talent is immense, but he's not irreplaceable. Will they win the league next season without him? No. But I'm not sure they would have won it had they kept him. Would I rather he stayed? Only if he wanted to.

lightblue
11-06-2009, 15:53:15
I am guessing people like Sneijder, van Der Vaart and possibly even Robben will be up for grabs now.

Funko
15-06-2009, 09:35:28
This is hardly news but Inter want Carvalho and Deco

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8100182.stm

Neither played much this season, I'm not sure Chelsea would miss them that much which perhaps says more about the strength of their squad.

King_Ghidra
15-06-2009, 11:28:00
both too old, but while carvalho would probably still be good, deco i'm less convinced by. with his injuries and a bad drop off of form at chelsea i'm a sceptic.

Funko
15-06-2009, 13:56:44
Good squad players if they pick them up cheaply.

Greg W
15-06-2009, 14:18:02
How was Deco, injury wise, at previous clubs (I honestly have ANFI)? Just wondering how much the climate and the different style of football played in his form and injuries...

As for Ronaldo... Hmm. He will be sorely missed at ManU, and I am not sure just how we'll get someone to replace him. I think he has been the deciding factor in successive premier league campaigns and even Champs League appearances. I'd be extremely surprised if we do as well without him.

Having said that, I don't think he wanted to be there (duh) and am not entirely sure he was putting in as much this year as in previous years. Subconsciously, maybe, but he didn't seem quite the force this year as the last few years.

Apparently we're now set to try and steal David Villa from under the noses of Barca, Chelsea and Real. With Tevez appearing set to walk out due to Fergie leaving him out of many important games last year this could prove a good buy. Wondering who we'll try and get to replace Ronaldo though. After splurging on Carrick and Hargreaves, neither of whom have set the world on fire since being bought, I am not even sure we'll get the right player tbh.

Funko
15-06-2009, 15:00:02
Dunno how it's been covered there but Tevez had a 2 year loan deal, which has run out. ManU don't own him and haven't put in a big enough offer to buy him off his owners who are some dodgy syndicate who 'own' players. Anyway, ManU so far haven't stumped up the £25/30m odd that they would have to in order to keep him

Greg W
15-06-2009, 15:11:57
Ok. Reading the press I have seen, ManU had put in a bid of around that size recently, but rumours were that Tevez wanted out anyway after being left out of the starting side for a lot of the "important" matches last year. He saw himself as our first choice striker, and wasn't treated as such by SAF.

King_Ghidra
16-06-2009, 08:12:54
yeah. i think man city is his likely destination atm.

villa will go to madrid imo. just a question of the right price. he has repeatedly given the vibe that he does not want to leave spain.

Funko
16-06-2009, 08:53:37
Interesting graph in the Guardian at the weekend about who's spent what over the last 8 seasons. Madrid have already outspent what any club has spent in one season in that period, including Chelsea's two biggest spending sprees 5 or 6 years ago.

They look likely to double Chelsea's biggest year.

No pressure on the manager. :)

Greg W
16-06-2009, 09:00:35
I found this graph interesting, from the BBC Football braced for transfer mayhem (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/8081736.stm)...

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45868000/gif/_45868255_prem_clubs_spend_466gr.gif

Massive jump in the last 2 years.

Funko
16-06-2009, 12:43:52
I'm sure that's true if people are prepared to spend 17m on an average right back.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/8102625.stm

King_Ghidra
16-06-2009, 13:04:13
hmm yeah 10m would have been a push

i'm loathe to say average because he certainly seems to have come on this season, but it's definitely not like he has lit up the premier league

Funko
16-06-2009, 13:43:00
Yeah. Average is a bit harsh.

Nearest comparison I can think of is that Bosingwa, who is 2 years older, cost Chelsea 16.3m

Greg W
16-06-2009, 13:59:05
Can't say I have seen much of him, but if he's cemented a spot as England right back then I'd guess he's decent at the least.

King_Ghidra
16-06-2009, 14:49:15
The figure being quoted now is £18.5m, which is just huge for a right back. That's the kind of figure liverpool baulked at paying for gareth barry last year. wtf.

Fistandantilus
16-06-2009, 15:48:55
It's just that good full backs are a rare commodity with all the stuff they are supposed to do in modern football.

lightblue
16-06-2009, 16:04:32
It's got a bit of the Robbie Keane about it, if you know what I mean.

*End Is Forever*
16-06-2009, 22:43:47
I had the same thoughts about Glen Johnson. That's just silly money.

MOBIUS
22-06-2009, 09:54:34
He did score an awesome goal last season though...;)

Gramercy Riffs
22-06-2009, 15:02:21
Oh Michael, this is just getting more and more desperate.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11688_5395782,00.html

" .....but I have been linked with virtually every team in last few weeks,"

Erm.....has he?

Funko
23-06-2009, 08:07:15
Hull City are the latest side said to be ready to offer him a contract

:lol: @ Owen

Mr. Bas
23-06-2009, 12:04:14
What's the deal with all the interest in Marc-Antoine Fortuné? I know that the interested clubs are at the bottom end of the PL, and I must say I haven't really followed how he did last season, but seriously, the man is shit. He was seriously mediocre in Utrecht, and couldn't score if his life depended on it.

King_Ghidra
02-07-2009, 12:19:25
A bumper edition for Michael

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2009/jul/01/michael-owen-gallery?lightbox=1

fp
02-07-2009, 17:12:37
Some players' names must make life difficult for headline writers, who often work to strict character limits. Sometimes, one must resort to desperate measures...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/8130915.stm

King_Ghidra
03-07-2009, 09:09:53
:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-07-2009, 16:54:29
Couldn't get a start at Newcastle, but good enough for Man U. I'm sure that makes sense somewhere, but not here.

*End Is Forever*
03-07-2009, 19:41:42
I think it's a reasonable gamble by Ferguson - although gamble it certainly is.

Financially it's a free shot for United. No transfer fee, and I expect his wages will be heavily linked to performance and appearances. If he doesn't perform the financial downside will be tiny.

He's a model professional so he's hardly likely to cause havoc in the dressing room. More than that, given his recent past and particularly his injury record he will have no qualms with squad rotation.

So if it doesn't work, the financial cost is small and the upheaval is limited. On the other hand, if he rediscovers his form then United have picked a quality striker at a bargain-basement price.

Personally I see him in a Solksjaer-style role, limited starts, high-impact substitute. It might not work out - but I think it's worth the punt.

Venom
04-07-2009, 04:10:26
This is what you fall back on when you miss out on Benzema, Ribery, and Villa?

Funko
06-07-2009, 07:58:27
He's a model professional so he's hardly likely to cause havoc in the dressing room. More than that, given his recent past and particularly his injury record he will have no qualms with squad rotation.

So if it doesn't work, the financial cost is small and the upheaval is limited. On the other hand, if he rediscovers his form then United have picked a quality striker at a bargain-basement price.

Personally I see him in a Solksjaer-style role, limited starts, high-impact substitute. It might not work out - but I think it's worth the punt.

I think this is a fair assessment.

King_Ghidra
06-07-2009, 09:55:42
i too agree.

for a club like man u it's a limited risk. for some of the other clubs who were looking at him, for whom he would have been a marquee signing, it would have been a massive risk.

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-07-2009, 16:48:45
It's the obvious signing for a club just in receipt of an £80M windfall. An aging crock.

He just needs to be paired up with Jimmy Bullard, Nicky Weaver and Ledley King to give Man U fans something to cheer about. Hell, they might even end up playing a game.

Funko
07-07-2009, 07:55:11
Despite being completely crocked all season, hardly starting a game and playing in a shit losing team he did manage to score 10 goals for Newcastle last season. (and they only scored 44 in all competitions). I don't see why he couldn't chip in with a handy 15 goals for ManU.

King_Ghidra
07-07-2009, 08:31:53
ferguson has quite the history of (taking a chance on/showing faith in) injury prone players.

even the signing of van nistelrooy was quite a risk given that he had been out for an entire season

Funko
07-07-2009, 08:46:13
He might turn out to be a lot better at a club with decent training and physio facilities, Newcastle don't seem to have a great recent record. Bit like old Spurs.

King_Ghidra
07-07-2009, 09:29:35
unless they've got a faith healer, shaman or jesus christ almighty, i suspect michael will still miss a few games

and judging by hargreaves (lack of) progress, they don't

Funko
07-07-2009, 10:34:34
jesus christ almighty

AKA Sir Alex round the training ground.

Greg W
07-07-2009, 15:29:27
Somewhat on a tangent, Harry Kewell has had one of his least injury prone seasons playing for Galatasaray this season. The secret? He hired (or had Galatasaray pay for, I am not sure of the details) a renowned Aussie physio to live with him in Turkey. I think something like this may be what is needed for Owen and/or Hargreaves, having a real specialist dedicated to them and making sure they keep fit and healthy.

King_Ghidra
14-07-2009, 15:09:34
arsenal about to brilliantly realise £25m for a player they don't even really want to keep

Funko
14-07-2009, 16:09:24
City will be able to play 10 up front.

*End Is Forever*
14-07-2009, 17:40:25
How long do we reckon Mark Hughes will last if City lose a couple of games early on...?

Debaser
14-07-2009, 20:30:41
Why would they lose a couple of games early on? I have every confidence that from this season on they will be the biggest and best team in the world.

Funko
15-07-2009, 07:44:32
Their 10 up front formation can't lose.

King_Ghidra
15-07-2009, 11:23:58
seems like the terry to city thing really might be a goer.

my guess is that chelsea don't really mind if he leaves (especially if the money offered is big) but can't be seen to be allowed to let him leave, so they are waiting for him to make the right noises.

terry equally probably doesn't want to be seen to be betraying the club so is obviously having a long hard think about a way of making it look ok.

and hull have spent 5m on zamora. arf arf.

Funko
15-07-2009, 11:35:34
I agree on Terry. He may be Mr Chelsea but £25m for a 29 year old centre back who's a couple of years past his prime is a great deal, even if he's England captain.

Funko
15-07-2009, 11:35:55
And for the player, taking a huge pay day in your last few years as a player makes sense.

Funko
16-07-2009, 09:02:06
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2009/jul/14/manchester-city-carlos-tevez-emmanuel-adebayor

Far from terrorising the top four, City's fabulous wealth has so far merely provided a safety net for their cast-offs and senior servants. Twice the wages and about half the pressure.

King_Ghidra
16-07-2009, 11:35:08
Inter have bought brazil captain Lucio from bayern m.

possibly a couple of years too late but at 31 should see some good years from him. a good buy.

Funko
16-07-2009, 13:06:29
Really like him as a player.

King_Ghidra
16-07-2009, 14:21:07
and franck ribery in the gallery this week. some typically cruel ones:

http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/football/gallery/2009/jul/13/franck-ribery/Keith-Lyons-2336.jpg


but this was my favourite:

http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/football/gallery/2009/jul/13/franck-ribery-gallery-competition/Bob-Basi-2183.jpg

""You pay it for them and you can pay it for me! For Galáctico sakes! PAY IT AGAIN, ZIZOU" was the caption.

Fistandantilus
16-07-2009, 14:56:47
Inter have bought brazil captain Lucio from bayern m.

possibly a couple of years too late but at 31 should see some good years from him. a good buy.

Didn't like the Maxwell to Barca move though, even if he was asking obscene money for being essentially a sub I think he really could have played an important role at inter. Sad to see him go for just 4.5M

*End Is Forever*
17-07-2009, 22:01:19
An unexpected big-name transfer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/8156041.stm

Scabrous Birdseed
19-07-2009, 15:48:24
Zlatan to Barca for Eto'o and 30 million euros?

This actually seems to be going through in the end. Will he do well at Camp Nou?

Funko
20-07-2009, 07:58:01
An unexpected big-name transfer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/8156041.stm

Both the BBC and ESPN's teams improve.

King_Ghidra
20-07-2009, 08:12:48
:lol: Quite.

King_Ghidra
20-07-2009, 08:14:59
This actually seems to be going through in the end. Will he do well at Camp Nou?

He's a brilliant player of course, but i don't know if he will suit barca's system. Eto'o's pace has been a fairly strong component of the barca style for the last few years.

*End Is Forever*
21-07-2009, 21:44:02
Rumours persist that Steven Gerrard is heading for Walton on a two-year deal...

lightblue
21-07-2009, 23:20:46
Sven to Notts County? How the mighty fall.

The Shaker
22-07-2009, 12:06:35
yeah, county used to be good.

Funko
27-07-2009, 11:36:37
Fergie does his best to make friends.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jul/26/emmanuel-adebayor-manchester-city-alex-ferguson

King_Ghidra
27-07-2009, 11:58:55
That did make me laugh. I know the 'fergie, master of mind games' tag has been subject to some debunking but i think a lot of his darts still hit home.

Funko
27-07-2009, 12:24:25
Yeah, great entertainment. :D

King_Ghidra
28-07-2009, 15:34:33
btw the ibra deal is brilliant for inter

40mil plus eto'o, and hleb on loan. bloody hell.

perhaps someone can enlighten me as to why barca would do that for ibra as opposed to say, villa, who would surely fit their system better and arguably cost less...

Funko
28-07-2009, 15:40:30
Totally.

fp
28-07-2009, 17:04:09
That deal makes no sense from Barca's point of view.

Fistandantilus
29-07-2009, 10:47:16
It appears Hleb isn't going to accept the loan so it's another 5M€ for Inter.

I'm curious to know if and how Inter are going to spend all that money.

Funko
29-07-2009, 12:29:10
Crossbars in Italy will be breathing a sigh of relief upon hearing the news that Milan playmaker Andrea Pirlo could be on his way to Stamford Bridge in a swap deal that would see striker Claudio Pizarro and utility defender Michael Mancienne (loan) go the other way. Chelsea manager John Te ... sorry, Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be such a big fan of his 30-year-old former charge that he has several posters of him on his bedroom wall and was known to occasionally sneak into his hotel room on away trips, just so he could sit at the edge of his bed and gaze at him as he slept*.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jul/29/football-transfer-rumours

Funko
29-07-2009, 12:35:09
Fergie at it again, and again hits some nails on heads.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jul/29/sir-alex-ferguson-manchester-united-real-madrid

King_Ghidra
29-07-2009, 15:32:27
It appears Hleb isn't going to accept the loan so it's another 5M€ for Inter.

I'm curious to know if and how Inter are going to spend all that money.

btw this was amusing:

http://goal.com/en/news/2377/top-10/2009/07/28/1408652/top-10-crazy-inter-swap-deals

and i see toure has had his medical and seems certain to move to city.

i'm guessing arsenal now move for hangeland. it all looks good for the arse.

Fistandantilus
30-07-2009, 06:34:45
Yeah that's funny. I don't really blame them for #1 (Moggi's shadow unsettling Cannavaro and all that) or #2 (Pirlo was playing out of position at Inter, he blossomed into a star only when he started playing deep) but the Coco deal.... man, he had a good season before but everyone in the world knew he's an absolute asshole :mad:

King_Ghidra
30-07-2009, 08:25:36
hughes is talking up toure as a world class player.

does he think he's signed his brother maybe?

Funko
30-07-2009, 08:37:51
:lol:

Funko
24-08-2009, 08:27:07
22m?! :lol:

lightblue
24-08-2009, 09:54:45
Lescott is worth maybe £9m max, pretty good business for Everton, though I guess they probably wish they'd sold him earlier on for that jych so they could've gotten more reinforcements in.

Funko
24-08-2009, 09:56:36
I think they've made an extra 6-8m by dragging the process out.

Wonder if they could get Hangeland.

The Shaker
25-08-2009, 17:38:51
Campbell to Notts County... Get these good(ish) players out of our crappy league!!!!

King_Ghidra
26-08-2009, 08:20:23
btw early flop of the season contender, nicola kalinic for Blackburn. some of you may have seen his hilariously abject display on the weekend, but he was also subbed at half time last night against gillingham. blackburn fans not impressed at all.

Greg W
26-08-2009, 08:41:43
Jeese I wish Lucas Neill would go pick a club already. He's our captain and this is a World Cup year!

I've heard he's been linked with Everton, Sunderland, Galatasaray, some club in Dubai (apparently a "phenomenal offer" which he turned down) and a few "continental" clubs. Yes, I know he's got to make the right decision for him, his family and his footballing career. Just wish he'd pick somewhere. :bash:

Funko
26-08-2009, 08:53:02
btw early flop of the season contender, nicola kalinic for Blackburn. some of you may have seen his hilariously abject display on the weekend, but he was also subbed at half time last night against gillingham. blackburn fans not impressed at all.

Yeah. Amazing.

But I bet he scores vs England.

King_Ghidra
01-09-2009, 09:11:21
So by the end of today, Portsmouth will have a completely different team to about a month ago.

Greg W
04-09-2009, 15:48:22
Viduka possibly sign with West Ham? And Lucas Neill looks like signing with Atletico Madrid! Only the second Aussie I am aware of after John Aloisi to play in the La Liga.

Though apparently we have Theo Markelis in the Valencia Youth system...

King_Ghidra
02-07-2010, 18:04:00
hughes is talking up toure as a world class player.

does he think he's signed his brother maybe?

and now they have!

£24m for a player who dropped out of the barca team altogether this season

Mr. Bas
02-07-2010, 21:20:45
He's still a good player alright although 24 million looks like way too much. But what on earth does Man City need four defensive midfielders for? They already have De Jong, Barry and Vieira, what's the point of adding another one?

Funko
03-07-2010, 11:44:14
Price x 4 if city are buyers.

Greg W
03-07-2010, 11:48:11
Out of interest, Mark Bresciano (Australian midfielder) has apparently signed for Lazio (http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/socceroos/news/1012001/Bresciano-reveals-Lazio-deal) on a free transfer for two years. :beer:

I did kinda hope he would go to the EPL, especially as Man City had once tried to buy him, but I guess they have bigger fish in their pan now. :(

Back!
05-07-2010, 08:15:58
RAUL at Schalke04 !!!!

Funko
15-07-2010, 13:40:48
Paul the octopus to Madrid?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/15/paul-the-octopus-madrid-transfer

Greg W
31-08-2010, 02:08:41
Rumors now that Given wants to stay at City and fight for his place, which means Schwarzer will likely miss out on a move to Arsenal. I wanted to see Schwarz at the Arse. :cry:

MOBIUS
31-08-2010, 12:48:59
You wanted to see Schwarz's Arse...!?:brwncard:

Greg W
31-08-2010, 14:35:03
I wanted to see the Arse's Schwarz! :p