The press being leaked to the journalists doesn’t look pretty.
‘We have players like…’
‘The market is quiet…’
‘Madrid say no…’
‘We actually checked release clauses this time and Costa, Draxler and Martinez are off limits…’
Pretty ugly. Like a Wayne Rooney love child born after a nuclear apocalypse. Or a Jonjo Shelvey in maxi dress. Bad times is the news this morning.
What can I suggest? Guys. I’m not Giles Grimandi. Maybe we could hold a protest? Maybe not. It’s raining and the shouting hurts my voice.
Or maybe we could go for a substandard option? I mean, Berbatov is an option. He’s not ideal. I mean, he smokes, he looks like an evil Bond villain and he has this nonchalant look about him British people hate. But jeez, putting aside aesthetics, he scores goals and he’s won trophies. £2m in the grand scheme of a season isn’t much. Less than half of what Diaby and Sanogo cost. He scored 15 in a shite Fulham side. Could he not be a solid impact sub? Could he not be spoon fed chances against poor teams? I mean, it’s not like you need too much movement when you’re being fed by the kings of passing accuracy.
United bought Henrik Larson a few years back and he was shot physically. Knew where the goal was though. How about Spurs when they had a mid thirties David’s that single handedly lifted them to a lasagna away from 4th in our last year at Highbury?
Word on the tweet is that Nik B has made a speedy recovery. Great news, but the news hardly has me moistening up. Better than nothing and if he’s trusted now, at least he’ll get games. I’d put money on him performing well if given a run in the team.
But I want a Diego Costa…
If we really can’t do better than no one. Fine. But we should at least be exploring options. I’m keeping an eye on the rest of Europe. If anyone makes a decent striker signing outside us, I’ll be protesting with an umbrella and a throat lozenge. Roma signed Sanabria of Barca. Maybe too young, but we’ve seen Delefeou banging in top performances for Everton.
Still, at least it looks good for the summer. Well, it might look good. Buyout clauses are marvelous, only if you win the bidding war for the players. Everyone will be after the above mentioned players. The fees are very reasonable, so the wages on offer will be mega. Still, it’s pretty clear Spurs won’t have that much cash to splash next summer. Geoff made the excellent point to me the other day, that although Spurs did well to spend the Bale money before they sold Bale… they have increased their wage bill massively. That could be a problem if their lack of success is extended. Will there come a point where they have to make Aston Villa like cut backs? For me, the two biggest mistakes they’ve made this year were sacking AVB before his squad settled… then appointing a manager with no experience. They have good players in their ranks… a good manager could have made them a threat in the second half of the season.
Ho hum… their mistakes are our LOL fuel.
In other news, more infoon Diaby. I mentioned that he wouldn’t be back for March, now it’s come out that he won’t make the season. We really should just come to an agreement on his deal and pull this to story to a close. He had a lot of potential, but his inability to string more than 10 games together has made him a liability for years. He’s never had a great season despite the vibe around him that he was world class. He was injured in action, but let’s not forget, he’s been injury prone his whole career. We’ve more than subsidised his recovery by 1) giving him a contract when he was ruined 2) not terminating it early. It’s sad that he’ll leave us a broken man, but that’s life. He’ll leave a broken man with millions of pounds. He can set up a Charity Foundation, he can do pretty much whatever he likes. In the real world, he’d be f*cked and he wouldn’t have had 6 years of money to sit back on. £21m… take a moment to think about that before you guphaaawwww at the audacity of a blog that won’t condone a new 6 year deal.
We’re a business, we’ve acted like a Charity here… time to say goodbye.
Finally, Bayern Munich are subsidisng the cost of their away fans tickets for the Champions League game… against us. Not a little bit either. By e30! What a generous club. That’s costing them 90,000. A weeks wages of a top player. This is what I was getting at a few months ago… clubs are earning more money than ever and giving less back than ever. Take a leaf out of that book Ivan.
On that note, I shall also say goodbye. Have a great day.