Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday Backpasses: Transfer Silly Season all over again


While some of us stew away at Flamini signing with Milan, we present a couple of other early transfer rumo(u)rs. Get to know this first guy. He'll be heartbreakingly leaving Arsenal in three years or so.

Hmmmm. He's African and playing in the French league. It's really no surprise that Arsenal would target him, is it? [The Sun]
Daniel Alves gets a huge payday with Barcelona [Transfer Market Web]

In other news
Avram Grant never, ever takes a good picture [Soccernet]
Man U players to get a half million dollars each to win the double. Is some American chairman trying to reignite the Cold War? [The Sun]
FIFA wants to know your opinion on MLS. It seems to be open comments, so you know what to do [FIFA.com]

8 comments:

Mike Georger said...

well that leaves the door open for milan to buy zambrotta if alves is in. and now liverpool fans will shut the fuck up about alves. why you would want a wingback who cant defend worth dick in the premiership is beyond me especially when you already have riise and aurelio for that

as long as liverpool get abidal. i wanted him last year for left back, granted i was sure malouda was the next great winger so what the fuck do i know.

The NY Kid said...

Abidal is a pimp, which is why Arsene will try to sign him after we get rid of Senderos. It will be an all-Bleu back line!

Lingering Bursitis said...

When will Wenger learn that an all-French Arsenal will not fucking work?

hockalees said...

When will Wenger learn that an all-French Arsenal will not fucking work?

Are you saying that they would surrender too many goals?

I am troubled by the folks that Wenger is allowing to exit... Flamini was a very good holding midfielder for us, Hleb has pace and dribbling but cannot finish, still he gives teams fits. Rosicky and RvP are made of glass. If all this exiting means that Eboue, Senderos and Diaby get more time next year... I may need Prozac.

I would feel a lot better if AW had a recent history of splashing any kind of cash, but when I see that Portsmouth expects 15mil for Nico... I can't see him paying that. I hope I am wrong.

Lingering Bursitis said...

Yeah, Hockalees, I'm saying something like that. Plus it'd be crap. As an Arsenal fan, are you not dismayed that he's keeping quiet while Fergie, Grant and Rafa are all starting to line up big fish to reel in?

The NY Kid said...

Are you saying that they would surrender too many goals?

CODDAMIT! SEE? That's why I wouldn't let any of you clowns write the France Euro 2008 team preview. You Philistines.

The Fan's Attic said...

nah...we're just bloggers. dumbing down society.

hockalees said...

Yeah, Hockalees, I'm saying something like that. Plus it'd be crap. As an Arsenal fan, are you not dismayed that he's keeping quiet while Fergie, Grant and Rafa are all starting to line up big fish to reel in?

It is still entirely possible that Grant will not win anything this season, will he still be in the picture in a month? And as unstable as Hicks is, Rafa may want to line up a new job rather than new signings. Just saying.

Wenger has pretty much shown us that he won't spend the millions to bring in the world class talent at their prime. This failure to spend is going to kill us.