Wednesday, December 10, 2008

UF Quick Throw: Andrei For Real?


Andre Arshavin has said today, that he is likely joining Real Madrid in January.

"I can confirm that officials from Zenit have begun preliminary negotiations with Real Madrid about my transfer. At the moment there is nothing concrete on the table. " -Andre Arshavin.

Looks as if Juande is getting one over on his old team Spurs, who refused to meet Zenit St Petersburgs price tag for the speedy Russian back in the summer. I doubt this move has anything to do with Ramos though as he was only handed a deal to manage Madrid until the end of the season and they will be reluctant to hand him any money after the mess he made at Spurs. Ramos is on a short leash and will surely need to have Madrid in the top two at the end of the season to gain a contract extension. Real are currently nine points behind leaders Barcelona and sitting 5th in La Liga. Juande Ramos was appointed Real Madrid boss yesterday.

10 comments:

Precious Roy said...

Perfect... because with that sieve of a back line what they really need is another striker. Only way it can be better is if he shows up injured.

Bigus Dickus said...

Ha. You are right, but they are trying the Norwich City model. Cant stop leaking? 5 man attack and keep the ball! We had 57% possesion last weekend against the scum doing that. Limit the chances against the dodgy defence.

JT said...

It's also known as the Man City model: atone for the sale of Corluka and the growing retardation of Richard Dunne by buying any Brazilian striker or winger available.

Precious Roy said...

Also known as the Detroit Lions model. "Hey, there's another receiver available in the first round. Great. Take him."

And who the fuck makes a "Shhh" gesture with their mouth open?

Andrew said...

Is this not the Yankees model vis-a-vis La Liga? Have not both of those models failed?

Precious Roy said...

Sometimes it works... Even if the Yankees don't win the WS every year, last season was the first time they weren't in the playoffs since like 1996 or something.

The Galacticos were okay for a couple of years before becoming an overpriced group of quasi-failures.

Spending is no guarantee of success, but it sure helps.

JT said...

"Spending is no guarantee of success, but it sure helps."

See: Chelsea, 2003-

JT said...

Also, PR: I recon he's not so much shushing as using his finger to keep his mouth from falling apart.

Andrew said...

"an overpriced group of quasi-failures"

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2008-09 Tottenham Hotspur.

Mike Georger said...

It took that long for someone to mention Spurs when a team with no defense and a mismatched group of offensive players with no thoughts towards chemistry was being discussed? FOR SHAME!