Archive for September, 2011

Can I borrow your lawn mower?

September 10, 2011

adebayor scores against arsenal

Hola. Hope you are well.

A lot of things seems to have happened since my last blog post, for example the transfer window closed, we had the International matches, Man City scored five goals at Spurs, whilst Arsenal scored two at Old Trafford.

I’ll start with the transfer deals that took place before the window shut. I think one of the winners were Everton, despite not having any money to strengthen their squad they did sell Jermaine Beckford for £4m that’s FOUR MILLION POUNDS, for a man they got on a free twelve months previous and who hardly set the Premier League a light.

The big loser in my opinion was Scott Dann, who had been linked with big money moves to both Arsenal and Liverpool and ended up at… Blackburn Rovers.

The oddest deal was probably Owen Hargreaves moving to Man City. This is a man who has broken down more times than Kerry Katona and City, what with being the richest club in the world, have an array of midfield players. He was linked with a move to West Brom or Aston Villa but chose Man City, maybe he just doesn’t like playing football anymore.

Joe Cole moved to Lille, it does beg the question what has happened to his career. It was only last summer at the World Cup that John Terry was telling the world Joe Cole was the missing link in the England team and it was only a year ago that Steven Gerrard said Joe was better than Lionel Messi (see here). If nothing else it probably shows players aren’t the best judges of players.

What I don’t understand is that Liverpool will still be paying 60% of his wages, this despite Liverpool affectively doing a Lille a favour. To me it would be like borrowing your mate’s lawn mower and then him charging you a removal fee. Personally I don’t think Premiership clubs should be allowed loanees. With all the money sloshing around at that level clubs should be able to buy players outright. After all you wouldn’t get Bill Gates asking Mark Zuckerberg to lend him a tenner.

In addition to Joe Cole, another of Roy Hodgson’s signings leaving Liverpool was Raul Meireles and he was the best of Hodgson’s signings as Liverpool manager. Now, only a year later Meireles joins other Hodgson signings Konchesky and Poulsen out of Anfield, (and Joe Cole on loan) it’s almost as if Liverpool are trying make it look like Roy was never at Liverpool.

Another person going out on loan is Emmanuel Adebayor, who’s turned up at Tottenham. I reckon he will have two good games this season, home and away against Arsenal  and that’ll be it. It would have been four but he can’t play against Man City.

Now onto the England matches. I missed the Bulgaria game due to a delayed coach and boyfriend duties. I knew England had won the game and played relatively well because on the phone-ins and in the papers there was no mention of the fact that Fabio Capello earns £6m a year or questioned his ability to speak English. Things were a bit different after the Wales game. England were so dull in that game that Gareth Barry was their best player

And Finally… It was good to see Alex Ferguson back on the BBC after his 7 year  self-imposed ban. No sooner had he made up with the BBC, he was then falling out with the FA, saying they treat Man Utd “like sh*t”. It’s almost as if Mr Ferguson has to have a feud with someone or an organisation for him to exist. Perhaps that’s the secret to his success.

Til next time, stay safe!