We had a good run of posts. Me, you, Myles Palmer. We all had a laugh right? Today it's over. I've run out of things to say. Nothing has progressed in a day.
Well, actually, that's a bit of a lie. The Cesc to United story is still rumbling away in the background. Word has it he has told his loose lipped friends he's not received the assurances around his future he'd hoped for... and he could still leave. This whole story is a bit messed up if you ask me and I think it's all geared around cash. Barca need some. Cesc is expendable. The issue is that neither wants to be the one who forces the move. Cesc doesn't want to leave his home town again. Barca don't want to lose face by selling a home grown talent again. We're at an impasse. Which is French for loggerheads I think.
I still think this move has a major chance of happening. If I were a Barca director, I'd push the new manager to make a statement on behalf of the club and bin Cesc. That's because I'm tainted with Gooner preference. However, it's a good tactic, both parties absolved of blame... with the new manager an on-going hate figure. Perfect solution.
All of this... 'friends have said Cesc would relish a move to United'... just doesn't stack up for me. I know they're a massive club, I know they won the league last year. But surely everyone knows what happens to United next season? Surely no world class play in their right mind goes to play for a boot camp sergeant who has never won a major honour for a club? Just my opinion of course...
The Suarez deal is in the same place as it was yesterday. Not because I know that for a fact. Just because I haven't seen any movements on the story. I'm guessing negotiations are on going. Madrid are armed with £32m of Higuain money, though it remains to be seen if they're interested in ploughing that back into Suarez.
A Madrid insider leaked this to Marca...
“We believe in Jese and Morata and they deserve this chance. They are also very good. We are not going to sign a new forward.”
Simple as that people. Simple as that. We're odds on favourites to land Suarez at Ladbrokes,heartening.
It's also heart warming to read that Liverpool are already putting the feelers out about a new striker. Soldado, the Valencia hitman is on the wanted list... which would be double hilarious because Spurs want him. Spurs losing out on players is the summer equivalent of them losing out on top four. Someone get me a picture of a Spurs fan celebrating the signing of Soldado immediately.
Talking of bad fans, look at this little Scouser tribute to a player who hasn't even moved yet. Who said Liverpool fans lack class? Who?
Who said Brendan Rodgers lacked humour?
‘I know what we are trying to build, so why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal? I am not sure that it adds up to be honest. Arsenal have a wonderful history in their own right but Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Hmmm... now... let me think... sorry Brendan, you were saying?
‘We are not in the Champions League and haven’t been for a while and we have to step up to the challenge now.’
Ahhh, I see you've answered your own question there. Anyone can have a project. Anyone can have rich history steeped in fabulous glory. Not everyone can have Champions League. Just 4 clubs in the Premier League. This is the issue Brendan. That, and your fans burning shirts. It's simply not a good cocktail.
Giroud is bang into the Suarez move, kind of...
"I think we need maybe two or three more players. Yes, that's what we need. To show ambition."
"The club has to show the fans that we want it. Me and my team mates, we need it as well. It's all about the team. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker."
Kind of like a turkey talking up a holiday to the States during Thanks Giving. Suarez is bad news for Giroud. But not that bad. He'll be needed and he'll get games. He'll also get the kick up the backside he needs off the back of it. I like working with talented people, even if they're more talented than me. Well, that's a lie, I don't like that, but it forces you to become better at what you do. Then it leads you into unfair smear campaigns. Then it leads to violence. Someone always leaves. It's never me.
Anyway, have a fearsomely grand day. I'm off to ask myself how I managed to foot a £40 bill in a kebab shop last night. Nothing says pay day excitement quite like a pointless tasty outlay like that.
P.S. People were asking what I meant about Arteta in this ANR article... I didn't mean he was being used as a make weight, I meant he'd been in contact with Luis, if you get what I mean.