Matthew Etherington is apparently transfering to the Stoke City Animal Shelter. The West Ham midfielder is reported to be on his way to Stoke City for a fee of about 3 million pounds.
Stoke City hopes Etherington will help it avoid relegation this season. Manager Tony Pulis is doing all he can to motivate and inspire his players. Witness his comments on the Etherington signing.
"No disrespect but we are at a club where we can't deal in the top bracket of players we would like to bring here, " said the Stoke boss.
"You are always working below that. We are not at Crufts, we are at Battersea Dogs Home. We are looking for strays. We are looking for people who have gone astray with the aim of bringing them back.
"You look for players who have gone off the rails and for whatever reason have not fulfilled their potential."
Please remind me not to ever invite Tony to give motivational speeches.