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Lawson
August 25th, 2010, 5:26 PM
Apparently Juve have the option of buying Aquilani for 13.1m at the end of his loan. What an insanely stupid move from Liverpool. :wtf:


Yep, ridiculous. If he has a good season, it's an absolute steal, and almost as bad a deal as the one to bring Keane to Anfield. If he has a bad season, he trudges back to us, we accept that he's never going to step up, and end up selling him for about 8 million to Udinese or someone

Indeed.

We did start the season, of course, by commiting at least 3m to pay Rafa off at a time when Inter were willing to pay us at least 3m for him. I guess the Aquilani deal is a bit of an improvement on that stroke of genius.

Fun times.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 25th, 2010, 5:28 PM
Aquilani has never had a full season as far as I am aware. He's very injury prone, I guess Liverpool may have had problems with him there and have decided to cut whatever losses possible. It's a pity because he is a quality player. He wasn't used properly by Liverpool last season when he did play, he should be played high up the pitch.

Andy
August 25th, 2010, 5:35 PM
I'm suprised Hodgson didn't even bother seeing what he could get out of him. He would've been quality cover for Gerrard/Cole at the very least. Now they're left with Lucas as cover for that position.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 25th, 2010, 5:44 PM
Someone was telling me that they'd heard Liverpool felt Aquilani's injury issues were as much psychological as physical and thus he was never likely to settle into the Premier League. Don't remember where this person heard it so could be complete bollocks.

Andy
August 25th, 2010, 5:46 PM
I'm sure someone's posted that on this forum before. Possible I suppose.

On a slightly related note, Tomas Rosicky has made an absolutely superb start to the season. If he's finally over his injury problems, he will be a very important player for us this season.

Winkle van Tinkle
August 25th, 2010, 5:48 PM
If he's finally over his injury problems, he will be a very important player for us this season.


:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:






:(

Andy
August 25th, 2010, 5:52 PM
Glass is half full for me at the moment mate. :D

Winkle van Tinkle
August 25th, 2010, 5:55 PM
Sadly Rosickys bones are made of glass too.

Bluemoon
August 25th, 2010, 6:35 PM
Well i'd like something to be done about such a horrible racist remark.

Do what you have to do and go seek justice then :yes:

radon
August 27th, 2010, 2:07 AM
Mascherano is off to Barca

RFF Champ
August 27th, 2010, 3:52 AM
So it looks like Ben Arfa is coming in on loan. If he plays 25 games then it will trigger the clause that we will buy him.

A few reports in the papers linking us with Robbie Keane on loan. We wouldn't pay all of his wages so I don't know what would happen there.

If we could get these two in then our squad would be complete.

BBF
August 27th, 2010, 4:12 AM
Heard it was Liverpool he was off to on loan. Ben Arfa that is. Not Keane.

Bad Collin
August 27th, 2010, 4:14 AM
Mascherano is off to Barca

Hopefully we got at least 18 million. Only four days to spend it though :\

Lazurus
August 27th, 2010, 4:20 AM
You could buy Jenas and Keane from us.

Bad Collin
August 27th, 2010, 4:22 AM
We'll take Keane for 5 million but we are going to have to turn Jenas down I'm afraid. The rest can go on Scottie Parker.

RFF Champ
August 27th, 2010, 4:41 AM
Heard it was Liverpool he was off to on loan. Ben Arfa that is. Not Keane.

They've been linked as well but Marseille's president has said our offer has been accepted


"He will travel to Newcastle tomorrow," Dassier said. "They have offered to raise the price for the option to buy if Hatem plays 25 matches and also pay the 5% of the cost to FIFA. We will respond. After that, it's up to Hatem to agree a deal. We have to finish this story as soon as possible."

Andy
August 27th, 2010, 5:00 AM
We've enquired about Landreau apparently.

Lazurus
August 27th, 2010, 5:19 AM
So it looks like Ben Arfa is coming in on loan. If he plays 25 games then it will trigger the clause that we will buy him.

A few reports in the papers linking us with Robbie Keane on loan. We wouldn't pay all of his wages so I don't know what would happen there.

If we could get these two in then our squad would be complete.

There is a 0% chance that we would loan out Keane with no fee and pay some of his wages.

jesus sucks
August 27th, 2010, 5:40 AM
Indeed.

We did start the season, of course, by commiting at least 3m to pay Rafa off at a time when Inter were willing to pay us at least 3m for him. I guess the Aquilani deal is a bit of an improvement on that stroke of genius.

Fun times.

awesome. would this be the same inter milan that wanted to pay us 6m for Javier Mascherano?

go and support inter milan mate. your hero was sacked for being a tit and a crap manager, good riddance.

RFF Champ
August 27th, 2010, 6:38 AM
There is a 0% chance that we would loan out Keane with no fee and pay some of his wages.

There's 0% chance that we would pay a substantial fee or all of his wages.

Looks like we've hit a stumbling block.

Lovenkrands was one of our better performers a couple of years ago and he's useful coming of the bench and as back up so I'm not too fussed about Keane.

Ben Arfa on the other hand should hopefully be a class signing if he can live up to his potential with us.

Bad Collin
August 27th, 2010, 7:02 AM
The BBC is reporting a fee of 17.25 million for Masch.

RFF Champ
August 27th, 2010, 7:10 AM
Skysports are saying 16mil up front and 6mil in add-ons.

Bad Collin
August 27th, 2010, 7:14 AM
BBF told me it was 16 million plus Hleb, which would be incredible but seems unlikely.

Alf
August 27th, 2010, 7:21 AM
They were saying 12m on the radio.

You sure it wasn't 18m euros being reported?

Bad Collin
August 27th, 2010, 7:30 AM
17.25 Million here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/8948564.stm

jesus sucks
August 27th, 2010, 7:48 AM
it'll be around the 18 we paid plus bonuses for winning stuff. as it's barca, they will win stuff. so the deal will end up about 21/22m in the end.

Mik
August 27th, 2010, 8:17 AM
I reckon that they matched Inter's valuation of 6m and then added 10p onto it. Hodgson accepted just to best Benitez. Liverpool are reporting it differently just to try and save face.

Bluemoon
August 27th, 2010, 9:43 AM
Skysports are saying 16mil up front and 6mil in add-ons.

You heard any more news about Michael Johnsom or Santa Cruz going your place?

RFF Champ
August 27th, 2010, 9:58 AM
Nah. It's just not going to happen. We've no need for Jonhson and we won't move for Santa Cruz.

da_man
August 27th, 2010, 1:28 PM
Salcido - class signing for Fulham. Absolute machine.

Benjani - ermm....

StevieV
August 27th, 2010, 1:51 PM
I love that Alex and Laz are negotiating the Robbie Keane loan deal on behalf of Newcastle and Spurs.

Second City Saint
August 27th, 2010, 5:32 PM
N'Zogbia to Birmingham seems done.

Andy
August 27th, 2010, 6:35 PM
SSN reporting the deal has broken down over N'Zogbia's wage demands.

Lawson
August 28th, 2010, 6:27 AM
Liverpool have moved quickly to replace Javier Mascherano by agreeing a 10.7m package with Porto tonight for the Portugal international Raul Meireles.

Could well be a speculative run as it isn't being reported by many other semi-reputable sources. It's certainly come out of the blue (particularly if the Meireles to Everton/Chelsea rumours had once been accurate).

Rather chuffed with the prospect though.

jesus sucks
August 28th, 2010, 8:27 AM
Mierles almost done according to the Echo, happy days. at least he'll pop up with a few goals unlike Cuntier Tosserano.

Konchesky will do for a budget signing, not excited about the signing or anything but he's hardly terrible. Fulham are a good team nowadays. Hodgson left them in the best shape they've ever been in as seen VS Man United last week and the Uefa final last year. if he thinks Konchesky is worth 4m and will improve the squad i trust him.

Bluemoon
August 28th, 2010, 8:30 AM
He will be better than Agger at left back anyway.

Alf
August 28th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Looks like we have signed or are going to sign Pletikosa... he's sat behind the bench with Corluka and Modric.

jesus sucks
August 28th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Raul Mierles done, signed. 14 million euros. official site. very good news and a big name replacement for Mascherano. would imagine Konchesky will sign in the morning, we still need a striker though and the window is a failure in my eyes if we don't get one.

turdpower
August 29th, 2010, 5:08 AM
Zlatan has joined Milan, apparently for a year long loan and then they can sign him 20m at the end of it.

He always looked OK when I saw him at Barca, but I found it odd when they signed him in the first place.

Second City Saint
August 29th, 2010, 10:09 AM
ESPN says 24 million Euros. Any way, doubt he's coming back, which is fine since David Villa is a superior replacement.

Andy
August 29th, 2010, 11:50 AM
There's a few reports saying Given to Fulham is done and we've had a bid accepted for Schwarzer.

Lazurus
August 29th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Sky Sports understand that Spurs have put a bid in for Ashley Young.

Chris Scott
August 29th, 2010, 1:02 PM
Raul Mierles done, signed. 14 million euros. official site. very good news and a big name replacement for Mascherano. would imagine Konchesky will sign in the morning, we still need a striker though and the window is a failure in my eyes if we don't get one.

Is he any good? I know or have not seen anything about him.

Second City Saint
August 29th, 2010, 1:04 PM
Is he any good? I know or have not seen anything about him.
Plays for Portugal

Second City Saint
August 29th, 2010, 1:05 PM
Plays real well

Chris Scott
August 29th, 2010, 1:08 PM
Well I watched Portugal in the World Cup and didn't notice him or he didn't stand out or anything.

Alf
August 29th, 2010, 1:13 PM
He really did stand out. He was one of their best players I thought.

Didn't he score a few too? You'll probably twig who it is when you hear his name in commentry. They pronounce it Mirelsh or something.

Second City Saint
August 29th, 2010, 1:14 PM
Scored vs. N.Norea

Second City Saint
August 29th, 2010, 1:14 PM
1st of 7

Chris Scott
August 29th, 2010, 6:57 PM
Yeah few videos up at the Liverpool message boards, I kinda remember him now :yes:

Torn
August 29th, 2010, 7:03 PM
Plays real well

Plays like a poor man's Michael Carrick

Only you will get that :(

Andy
August 29th, 2010, 7:39 PM
Strong rumours that Juve are in for Armand Traore for 2.5m. (:lol:)

If that goes through we will have just about broken even for the summer. Mental.

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 8:23 PM
apparently we've signed Fernando Llorente. money plus Insua. brilliant couple of days business if true.

Gary J
August 29th, 2010, 8:47 PM
Thats a very good signing if true. I've not seen too much of him because Bilbao aren't shown that much on sky. But from what i have seen he is a real beast of a forward and an absolute handful physically.

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 8:53 PM
just been having a look around on the web, not much faith in this story now. seems to good to be true and it's not on any of the spanish papers yet. suppose there's time but surely they'd want more than 10m plus insua for him.

Gary J
August 29th, 2010, 8:58 PM
Would Insua even qualify for Bilbao as i think they have a policy of only having Basque ancestry.

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 9:02 PM
apparently he's part Basque through his grandparents and holds a Spanish passport. he deffo holds the passport as that's the only reason we managed to sign him as a 16 or 17 year old because he didn't need a work permit, no idea about the basque bit though.

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 9:05 PM
but still, i think the story's now bollocks tbh. oh well. does beg the question who the fuck are we signing, since Hodgson said we're in for a striker yesterday with some of the same qualities as Torres that isn't any of the ones linked so far. hope he wasn't pissed and stoned when he said all this. rafa benitez used to do it, get everyone's hopes up then come out a few days later and say "what are you on about mate? i never said that, i said we're signing nobody"

Gary J
August 29th, 2010, 9:06 PM
He'd meet their policy if his grandparents are part basque.

As for Bilbao wanting more depends what they value Insua at. How much was he going to Fiorentina for ?

Gary J
August 29th, 2010, 9:10 PM
.does beg the question who the fuck are we signing, since Hodgson said we're in for a striker yesterday with some of the same qualities as Torres that isn't any of the ones linked so far.

Trezeguet ?

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 9:11 PM
5m Euros. nice guy and everything, gives 100% and loves the club. but he's shit, not a big fan of Insua at all. he's a bit of an assist merchant which is why he was so highly regarded coming through the youth. one of Rafa's undroppables that he kept playing to try and get the sack and a payoff, like Lucas. rubbish defender and no pace, hasn't even got a squad number.

Andy
August 29th, 2010, 9:14 PM
Trezeguet has gone to Hercules.

Llorente would be a fantastic signing but I can't see it happening. Sky Sports are reporting Liverpool have bid for Carlton Cole.

jesus sucks
August 29th, 2010, 9:17 PM
must be true then ;).

Bluemoon
August 30th, 2010, 12:50 PM
No Carlton Cole to Liverpool then?

jesus sucks
August 30th, 2010, 1:35 PM
west brom sign paul scharner.

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 2:10 PM
Sky Sports now reporting Given is unlikely to leave Man City and Fulham's second choice is injured. Looks like Manuel will be our number 1 this season. :\

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 3:10 PM
Wilson to Stoke for 2.5m plus Kitson and Lawrence still looks on the cards, assuming we can agree terms with them both. That would be an amazing deal for us. Wilson isn't particularly good whilst Kitson and Lawrence would both be very good additions at Championship level. Only problem is I'm not sure why either would want to come, and you'd think their wage demands would be a bit higher than our reported 10,000 per week limit.

Maybe I'm being a bit harsh on Wilson. He's quite tidy in possession. As a holding midfielder he might do OK. But as a centre-half he's shite. Not quick, not strong, not good in the air, positionally suspect. But of course that didn't stop Paul Hart playing him there for four months.

Nugent to Blackpool is also a possibility, and hopefully Utaka to anywhere. They are both bollocks. 13m well spent 'Arry. But I'm sure Sandra got a nice new kitchen out of it.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 3:14 PM
I don't think Kitson would mind dropping down to the championship since he's been loaned back to Reading. I doubt Lawrence would would want to drop down though and he's probably still hoping Celtic come back in for him.

Mik
August 30th, 2010, 4:39 PM
Come on...get Gyan.

Prototype16
August 30th, 2010, 6:29 PM
Wilson to Stoke for 2.5m plus Kitson and Lawrence still looks on the cards, assuming we can agree terms with them both. That would be an amazing deal for us. Wilson isn't particularly good whilst Kitson and Lawrence would both be very good additions at Championship level. Only problem is I'm not sure why either would want to come, and you'd think their wage demands would be a bit higher than our reported 10,000 per week limit.

Maybe I'm being a bit harsh on Wilson. He's quite tidy in possession. As a holding midfielder he might do OK. But as a centre-half he's shite. Not quick, not strong, not good in the air, positionally suspect. But of course that didn't stop Paul Hart playing him there for four months.



The feeling our end is Lawrence may be what's holding things up - apparently he's not too keen on the idea. I'm sure Kitson can't wait to leave as he's had numerous run-ins with Pulis. It would be a great deal for you - Kitson is clearly a decent player despite how things have turned out for him with us and Lawrence was brilliant for us in the Championship, I'd rather we kept him as he'd still be a useful squad member for us

I've been suprised by all the positive comments from Portsmouth fans about Wilson since we've been linked with him having seen what you've said about him in the past. If he's better as a midfielder that would suit us though as it's the weakest part of our squad. We really don't need another centre back

Mik
August 30th, 2010, 6:40 PM
Christ, what a shame for Frasier Campbell. Had an excellent pre-season, looked good so far this season, now he's out for the rest of the season.

Suppose this means that Wellbeck will get more time and we'll almost certainly sign another striker before the end of the transfer window.

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 7:05 PM
The feeling our end is Lawrence may be what's holding things up - apparently he's not too keen on the idea. I'm sure Kitson can't wait to leave as he's had numerous run-ins with Pulis. It would be a great deal for you - Kitson is clearly a decent player despite how things have turned out for him with us and Lawrence was brilliant for us in the Championship, I'd rather we kept him as he'd still be a useful squad member for us

I've been suprised by all the positive comments from Portsmouth fans about Wilson since we've been linked with him having seen what you've said about him in the past. If he's better as a midfielder that would suit us though as it's the weakest part of our squad. We really don't need another centre back

Yep I would have thought Lawrence and Kitson could get better deals elsewhere at clubs that aren't in turmoil. But if we get them both and a couple of decent loan deals we might be OK this season. Sonko and Dickinson have so far proved absolute disasters so defensive reinforcements are much needed. In Lawrence, Mullins, Brown, Smith, Kitson and Nugent, with Kanu coming on, we'd have a decent midfield and forward line at least. At that level of course.

Our fans' general feeling regarding Wilson is certainly mixed. He was well out of his depth last season at centre-back like I said, but he did put in some decent performances towards the end of the season in midfield. I'm sure that is where Pulis sees him playing. I can't see him being interested in centre-backs who can't head the ball. He can pick a pass and looks pretty assured when given space, but his lack of pace and physical strength will always be a hindrance wherever he plays. He's not a good enough player to make up for it. He gave away a goal on Saturday by losing possession whilst under pressure. He doesn't like opposition players being within ten yards of him, basically.

I think it is a mistake from Pulis in all honesty, but I hope he does well as he seems like a decent lad.


Christ, what a shame for Frasier Campbell. Had an excellent pre-season, looked good so far this season, now he's out for the rest of the season.

Suppose this means that Wellbeck will get more time and we'll almost certainly sign another striker before the end of the transfer window.

Hopefully this means you'll come in for Utaka tomorrow. We're practically giving him away and there was speculation of interest from Bruce earlier in the summer. I think his only good performances in the past couple of years have come against you. Bruce might have been fooled into thinking he wasn't abysmal.

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 7:10 PM
He can pick a pass and looks pretty assured when given space, but his lack of pace and physical strength will always be a hindrance wherever he plays. He's not a good enough player to make up for it. He gave away a goal on Saturday by losing possession whilst under pressure. He doesn't like opposition players being within ten yards of him, basically.


Sounds like Michael Carrick.

Prototype16
August 30th, 2010, 7:12 PM
Hopefully Dickinson gets better for you - he was a bit of a cult hero in our promotion season, barely played for us since but Barnsley fans seemed impressed when he was with them last year.

Wouldn't hold out much hope for Sonko though

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 7:15 PM
Sounds like Michael Carrick.

That's actually an excellent comparison.

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 7:20 PM
Hopefully Dickinson gets better for you - he was a bit of a cult hero in our promotion season, barely played for us since but Barnsley fans seemed impressed when he was with them last year.

Wouldn't hold out much hope for Sonko though

That's promising then. Not seen too much of him before he joined I have to say, or even read much about him. Hopefully there is more to come in that case. Maybe fitness is an issue, seems like he can barely run at the moment.

Sonko has just been comical since he joined. Never seen a defender slice so many clearances. Just the one own goal so far but I reckon he's good for two or three more on this form. He's making Aaron Mokoena look like Bobby Moore.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:21 PM
Wilson was absolutely bummed by Radio 5 after both Pompey's first 2 games this season. MOTM in both, apparently playing just in front of the back 4.

Moyes to Villa the BIG RUMOUR tonight. No chance. Who the fuck are we going to get? Surely the best available choice is... Sven :blah:

Well if it's a deal we can cancel after a year should he be shite then fine.

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 7:25 PM
Get Graham Taylor back FFS. Or Big Ron.

A Graham Taylor-Big Ron DREAM TEAM? :chin:

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 7:26 PM
I thought Sven did a good job at City, and that was at a club where he had to come in and basically buy half a team. Seemed pretty crazy that they got rid of him like they did, the players all seemed to like him too. I know he's annoying and would cost a lot of money but I reckon Villa could do a lot worse, ie Bob Bradley.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:31 PM
Get Graham Taylor back FFS. Or Big Ron.

A Graham Taylor-Big Ron DREAM TEAM? :chin:

Taylor's time has gone mate.

A Brian Little/Big Ron dreamteam on the other hand....

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:36 PM
I thought Sven did a good job at City, and that was at a club where he had to come in and basically buy half a team. Seemed pretty crazy that they got rid of him like they did, the players all seemed to like him too. I know he's annoying and would cost a lot of money but I reckon Villa could do a lot worse, ie Bob Bradley.

He wouldn't cost a lot I don't reckon. He'd fucking love the job at Villa, exactly what he's looking for. I bet we could stick him on a major performance related contract, no worries, but do we want him? Not sure. We've stressed the importance of a long term appointment; would Sven be up for that?

What the fuck's going on with Moyes? Why have his odds tumbled so much? No potential reason for it that any Villa fans can come up with.

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 7:40 PM
Either a lot of people have put money on it today or a few people have put a lot of money on it. Who knows what caused that though, the guy on SSN suggested this usually happens when there's contact between two clubs. I suppose it wouldn't be out of the question to think that Aston Villa might enquire about his availability, can't see him going though.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:41 PM
If we've only enquired about him for the first time in the last couple of days, Randy needs to have a serious word with himself.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 7:46 PM
Maybe he didn't think it would be a good idea to approach Moyes before you played them as it may have been a conflict of interests if you were still in talks with Moyes whilst he was preparing his team against you.

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 7:49 PM
Adebayor to Tottenham the latest rumour.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 7:50 PM
I can't see Moyes leaving though He'd just be switching from one good premier side to another good premier side, with almost identical crowds and almost identical expectations.

The only reason i could see is because he is frustrated about not getting the money to spend on the squad. But then he'd be joining another club where the manager left because he wasn't getting money to spend on the squad.

Bad Collin
August 30th, 2010, 7:51 PM
City won't sell Ade to Spurs.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:52 PM
Not quite true, our manager left because he had grown our wage bill to an unreasonable level and had to trim it before spending more cash on players. Alternatively, the board had lost confidence in his ability to spend their money. Most likely a mixture of the 2.

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 7:52 PM
I would take the Everton squad over Villa's right now, without a doubt. But I can understand why Moyes would be pissed off with them starting so poorly every season.

Dramatic movement in odds for these things often doesn't mean anything. Sven was odds-on favourite to be our manager after Tony Adams and nothing was ever going to happen there. I would be absolutely shocked if Moyes went to Villa.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:52 PM
Maybe he didn't think it would be a good idea to approach Moyes before you played them as it may have been a conflict of interests if you were still in talks with Moyes whilst he was preparing his team against you.

Much as I love Randy's ethics and integrity.... surely he's not THAT ethical.

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 7:55 PM
I would take the Everton squad over Villa's right now, without a doubt. But I can understand why Moyes would be pissed off with them starting so poorly every season.

Dramatic movement in odds for these things often doesn't mean anything. Sven was odds-on favourite to be our manager after Tony Adams and nothing was ever going to happen there. I would be absolutely shocked if Moyes went to Villa.

Me too. The bookies havent had a clue about our job at any stage of proceedings. Sven and Bradley bounced about a bit based purely on advertising their own interest and KMac has been up there at a steady 4-7's. They're latching onto the only hint of anything they can get.

I put 30 quid on Klinnsmann at 55 to 1 a while back then laid him at 9's the other day. So making a bit regardless, I'll be gutted if it's Jurgen now though.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 7:55 PM
Much as I love Randy's ethics and integrity.... surely he's not THAT ethical.

Maybe he didn't want to risk a chance that Everton might lodge a complaint it may have resulted in points being docked.

Maybe he heard something in the boardroom yesterday that Moyes wasn't happy about something and then thought now was his chance.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 7:58 PM
I put 30 quid on Klinnsmann at 55 to 1 a while back then laid him at 9's the other day. So making a bit regardless, I'll be gutted if it's Jurgen now though.

I'll be gutted i didn't take the bet at those odds if Jurgen gets the job since i thought he'd be the man for the job once MON left.

Andy
August 30th, 2010, 7:58 PM
Dramatic movement in odds for these things often doesn't mean anything. Sven was odds-on favourite to be our manager after Tony Adams and nothing was ever going to happen there. I would be absolutely shocked if Moyes went to Villa.

Speaking of Tony Adams, you may be interested to know he has lost his first four games as manager of FK Qabala in Azerbaijan, scoring zero goals on his 1m/year contract. :nono:

1_Pablo_Angel
August 30th, 2010, 8:00 PM
I'll be gutted i didn't take the bet at those odds if Jurgen gets the job since i thought he'd be the man for the job once MON left.

So did I at first, seems unlikely now though. Still, ridiculous odds, fuck knows who was offering them on Befair.

Gary J
August 30th, 2010, 8:02 PM
I no longer have any belief Tony Adams could be a good manager. I still find it hard to believe that a guy who was such a good captain and leader of men can do such a shit job motivating and coaching players. I know management is more then that but i'd have thought he'd have picked something up along the way. But his track record now suggests otherwise.

I now apologise to UK Blue for actually defending Tony Adams when he used to slate him. Sorry mate.

UK Blue
August 30th, 2010, 8:08 PM
Speaking of Tony Adams, you may be interested to know he has lost his first four games as manager of FK Qabala in Azerbaijan, scoring zero goals on his 1m/year contract. :nono:

:lol:


I no longer have any belief Tony Adams could be a good manager. I still find it hard to believe that a guy who was such a good captain and leader of men can do such a shit job motivating and coaching players. I know management is more then that but i'd have thought he'd have picked something up along the way. But his track record now suggests otherwise.

I now apologise to UK Blue for actually defending Tony Adams when he used to slate him. Sorry mate.

It's not his fault. The man is a legitimate retard. That's a bit of a disadvantage.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Clubs/Club%20Home/2008/12/20/1229815124380/Tony-Adams-001.jpg

http://pompey.footballblog.co.uk/files/2009/10/Tony-Adams.jpg

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 2:29 AM
Huntelaar's gone to Schalke. 10.5m; seems a good deal.

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 3:06 AM
Asamoah Gyan has just been seen (by me on SSN) driving into Sunderland's training complex.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 3:31 AM
I would take the Everton squad over Villa's right now, without a doubt. But I can understand why Moyes would be pissed off with them starting so poorly every season.

Dramatic movement in odds for these things often doesn't mean anything. Sven was odds-on favourite to be our manager after Tony Adams and nothing was ever going to happen there. I would be absolutely shocked if Moyes went to Villa.

Pissed off with us starting so poorly every season? Its his fucking fault! He fannies about too much at the start of the season.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 4:12 AM
Asamoah Gyan has just been seen (by me on SSN) driving into Sunderland's training complex.

Aye. There were pictures online of him arriving at Newcastle airport yesterday.

BBF
August 31st, 2010, 4:45 AM
Best ones I've heard today are:

Robbie Keane to Notts Forest on loan.
Becchio to Blackburn and Jason Roberts to Leeds in a straight swap.
Carrick and 7m for Rodwell

turdpower
August 31st, 2010, 4:47 AM
That Carrick rumour was in yesterday's sun, so it's clearly bollocks.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 4:53 AM
Wish we were looking at Gyan now that Fabiano is off the radar. We're looking at Suarez apparently :dunno:

BBF
August 31st, 2010, 4:54 AM
Babel I heard :lol:

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 4:58 AM
Why is there SO MUCH shit about Rodwell? Is he REALLY that good?

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 5:13 AM
A lad on FTL said he was on a flight this morning from stanstead and Hougton was on the flight... got talking and said he's been down in london trying to sort out a Keane deal.

Star fruit surf rider
August 31st, 2010, 6:24 AM
If we don't sign anyone today it is a joke.

Hats off to our board though. They have managed to take an atmosphere of enthusiasm, hope and positivity and turn it into one of total despondancy in a few short months.

Fairs fair, when they put their mind to something they can really get things done.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 6:28 AM
Not even a hint of a rumour of a Villa signing either. That would mean we've sold our best player and got rid of another three, whilst bringing in someone and playing them in the wrong position. Good.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 6:28 AM
Keane cuold be coming your way in exchange for Young, Rosk.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 6:30 AM
buffalogashgashgashgash

I said before the season that if both Young and Milner leave, I will genuinely not be bothered anymore. So I have a day left as a Villa fan if that's the case.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 6:33 AM
To be fair there hasn't been much on the forums about it but the papers have been full of it.

Darkoke
August 31st, 2010, 6:33 AM
Would it not be a bit odd for Villa to sign anyone without a permanent manager in place?

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 6:46 AM
Well yes, but I would have thought that given it was strongly hinted that Lerner had a bit more of a say in transfers and this was one of the major reasons behind O'Neill leaving, he wouldn't really stop now. Even a moron would know where we need bodies. Having said that, he was pushing for the Milner sale to get a bit of the cashflow issues sorted, so maybe he's hoping the fucking youth come through. COME ON BANNAN.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 7:00 AM
Why is there SO MUCH shit about Rodwell? Is he REALLY that good?

Yeah he is.

As long as he doesnt get played right wing like he did on Sunday...

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 7:01 AM
Yeah sorry about that. Draw definitely the deserved outcome. Swings and roundabouts etc.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 7:26 AM
Yeah sorry about that. Draw definitely the deserved outcome. Swings and roundabouts etc.

It was but we never really looked liek scoring and you lot defended brilliantly.

Birmingham are signing Hleb and Beausejour according to Sky.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 7:41 AM
Two extremely good signings for them. If they could get N'Zogbia in or even Traore from us for a bit of pace, they will be a very decent team.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 7:43 AM
It was but we never really looked liek scoring and you lot defended brilliantly.

Birmingham are signing Hleb and Beausejour according to Sky.

Quite happy with Luke Young's return to form actually. Always liked him when he rampages forward like he did for the goal. Decent little finish for a right-back.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 7:49 AM
Wish we were looking at Gyan now that Fabiano is off the radar. We're looking at Suarez apparently :dunno:

Suarez said this week he has no intention of leaving Ajax unless it's an enormous bid and it's to a very big club.

Torn
August 31st, 2010, 7:51 AM
How does Marcus Bent keep getting moves to Premiership clubs!?

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 7:53 AM
Yeah, there's a lot of ridiculous shit flying around that is contrary to what players and clubs themselves have already said. Like someone today was saying Dzeko would be an option... a) bit late in the fucking day, b) the chairman has already said he's going nowhere, c) the player himself said he'd only go to one of the massive teams, d0 Wolfsburg to Spurs is a sideways move, why would he come?

We will not sign anyone this late in the day. Any important signings should have been made weeks ago.

BBF
August 31st, 2010, 7:53 AM
Conspiracy. Same reason he was dicking Gemma Atkinson. He is the leader of the reptilian race. Only explanation.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 7:55 AM
2004–2006 Everton 55 (7)
2006–2008 Charlton Athletic 46 (4)
2007–2008 → Wigan Athletic (loan) 31 (7)
2008– Birmingham City 33 (3)
2009–2010 → Middlesbrough (loan) 7 (0)
2010 → Queens Park Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2010– → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 0 (0)

Look at Marcus Bent's record. Fucking idiot.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 7:59 AM
Don't get bogged down by statistics rosky. The team use him by not using him. His value is in the runs he makes to create space.

Massive fan of his work.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 8:03 AM
Yeah, there's a lot of ridiculous shit flying around that is contrary to what players and clubs themselves have already said. Like someone today was saying Dzeko would be an option... a) bit late in the fucking day, b) the chairman has already said he's going nowhere, c) the player himself said he'd only go to one of the massive teams, d0 Wolfsburg to Spurs is a sideways move, why would he come?

We will not sign anyone this late in the day. Any important signings should have been made weeks ago.

Man City, Juve and Milan have tried to push through deals for Dzeko and couldn't do it, so wouldn't make any sense.

I can see that Spurs may have been waiting until they confirmed their CL place before doing deals, but I can't see them pulling off any stunning deals at this stage. The likes of Suarez and Dzeko are heading to the biggest, richest clubs if they do anywhere.

Good signing for Milan getting Robinho.

Gangers
August 31st, 2010, 8:06 AM
Little known fact: Marcus Bent has moved clubs every single transfer window since time began.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 8:32 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we signed Pletikosa, big news boys.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 8:33 AM
Bent was excellent for us in his first season. He got a strop on in his second season because he got replaced by James Beattie.

Cant say I blame him for that either.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 8:41 AM
Fulham now saying Schwarzer definitely won't be moving in this window. Disaster. :nono:

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 8:47 AM
There are still a few hours for someone to prove me wrong but it looks like Spurs have totally bottled it.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:26 AM
Yep, if we don't sign anyone now we will have dropped a bollock in a massive way. The squad as it is will have a major task in retaining fourth this season without investment. A real shame.

BBF
August 31st, 2010, 9:27 AM
Sky Sports report that Liverpool striker Ryan Babel is in a helicopter heading to Tottenham as we speak.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:28 AM
Yayyyyy.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:28 AM
Is he a striker though? I thought he was one of those wingy forward types like Robben.

Anyway, underwhelmed for now.

Pool fans, what can you tell me about him?

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:31 AM
Yep, if we don't sign anyone now we will have dropped a bollock in a massive way. The squad as it is will have a major task in retaining fourth this season without investment. A real shame.

I think we need a striker but apart from that we have a good squad. Gallas might turn out to be an ace signing, Sandro is yet to play but shows promise, Pletikosa is marginally better than Cudicini.

I don't think we were ever going to make a massive signing... because what massive player would want to come?

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:34 AM
Fabiano is one of the best strikers in the world and by all accounts he wanted to come, Sevilla just kept moving the goalposts. Frustrating more than anything, Levy's shrewdness and tightness is a Godsend for the most part but it isn't half annoying when you're crossing your fingers for the player who might make the difference.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 9:39 AM
Fabiano isn't one of the best strikers in the world. Also it doesn't seem likely that he was desperate to come if he signed a contract extension the day before the transfer window closes.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:39 AM
Like cappy said in the other thread, I doubt Fabiano was that arsed.

If we were serious about him then we should have got him earlier. And I don't think their chariman was ever interested in doing a deal with us.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:41 AM
Fabiano isn't one of the best strikers in the world. Also it doesn't seem likely that he was desperate to come if he signed a contract extension the day before the transfer window closes.

Can you not read? Si said 'wanted to come'. Not 'desperate to come'. They are two very different things.

The guy is 30 and has 1 year left on his contract. When our deal fell through then of course he'd look to nail down a contract that gets him another 2 years of money. Think about it.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:43 AM
Fabiano is one of the best in the world Andy you dickhead.

Bad Collin
August 31st, 2010, 9:43 AM
Is he a striker though? I thought he was one of those wingy forward types like Robben.

Anyway, underwhelmed for now.

Pool fans, what can you tell me about him?

Quick, skilled, good finisher, massively inconsistent, bit of a whiney bastard. BC likes him but he never really got a chance with us. It would surprising to sell him to a CL place rival so there better be a decent fee involved. At least 10 million.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 9:45 AM
Can you not read? Si said 'wanted to come'. Not 'desperate to come'. They are two very different things.

The guy is 30 and has 1 year left on his contract. When our deal fell through then of course he'd look to nail down a contract that gets him another 2 years of money. Think about it.

By all accounts Marseille were in for him too. That would've been a sideways step of equal proportions to Spurs, so if he had wanted to go he wouldn't have signed a new contract. If it's true Sevilla were moving the goalposts then surely he would be annoyed with them for not allowing a move he wanted to go through and not sign a new contract.

Also you'd think if he just let his contract run out he could get more money as a free agent with signing on fees, a 2 year contract minimum etc than signing for another two years with Sevilla.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:45 AM
Word is 9m...

Well, that sounds good to me BC.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:46 AM
By all accounts Marseille were in for him too. That would've been a sideways step of equal proportions to Spurs, so if he had wanted to go he wouldn't have signed a new contract. If it's true Sevilla were moving the goalposts then surely he would be annoyed with them for not allowing a move he wanted to go through and not sign a new contract.

Also you'd think if he just let his contract run out he could get more money as a free agent with signing on fees, a 2 year contract minimum etc than signing for another two years with Sevilla.

Would he get big money as a 31 year old and out of contract?

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 9:47 AM
Just as much if not more than he will with his two year contract with Sevilla, which is what I said. Not necessarily 'big' money.

Beefy
August 31st, 2010, 9:48 AM
Babel has always looked like a centre-forward to me. He's quick enough to do real damage getting in behind defences and is a good finisher. I don't think Liverpool got the best out of him.

Presumably Liverpool will be making a few late moves if this money coems in, along with the cash for Masch. Late move for Robbie Keane....?

Bad Collin
August 31st, 2010, 9:49 AM
Babel playing off Crouch could be very effective. Don't do it Roy!!

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:49 AM
Carlton Cole is the talk Beef. He might just work for Pool, a bit of muscle up front.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:51 AM
Adebayor might still be on for us. I'd take that.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:51 AM
Babel has always looked like a centre-forward to me. He's quick enough to do real damage getting in behind defences and is a good finisher. I don't think Liverpool got the best out of him.

Presumably Liverpool will be making a few late moves if this money coems in, along with the cash for Masch. Late move for Robbie Keane....?

He is the poor man's Nani. Which isn't as much of a criticism as it was a year ago, but he's still pretty poor. He's got ability but he's so predictable it's unreal. Pick up the ball on the left wing, sidestep a couple of times, cut in and shoot. Every single time. Maybe as a striker he wouldn't be so predictable.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 9:52 AM
Adebayor is better than Fabiano.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 9:53 AM
Really cannot see that happening after the whole Bellamy stuff. Unless he has gone to wind you all up.

Why Babel though, bit of a strange one. Especially considering he will want to be playing each game, hence why he got a bit arsed at Liverpool so many times.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:54 AM
Adebayor is better than Fabiano.

Just in case anyone needed confirmation that Andy is a dickhead.

Bad Collin
August 31st, 2010, 9:54 AM
If we sell Babel to buy Cole then BC will be enraged.

Fabiano would be less effective in England than Adebayor.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:56 AM
Really cannot see that happening after the whole Bellamy stuff. Unless he has gone to wind you all up.

Has he been given a squad number? if not, it's either sell him or carry on paying him.


Why Babel though, bit of a strange one. Especially considering he will want to be playing each game, hence why he got a bit arsed at Liverpool so many times.

I suppose he'd be a Keane replacement. I have no idea.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 9:56 AM
If we sell Babel to buy Cole then BC will be enraged.

Fabiano would be less effective in England than Adebayor.

Based on what, his silky skills and aversion to the battle? He's hardly Robinho. Adebayor has loads of talent, but only feels the need to show it once a month. Fabiano has averaged a goal every two games in a superior league over a period of five years. He's also not a massive arsehole, to my knowledge at least.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 9:56 AM
Who would be worth more, Babel or Carlton Cole. Good question.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 9:57 AM
Just in case anyone needed confirmation that Andy is a dickhead.

Instead of the personal insults, why don't you actually say something useful. Would you be happier with Fabiano than Adebayor?

For the record, I think Fabiano is a good player but not world class. Not sure he'd be the player to take Spurs to the next level either.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 9:58 AM
I haven't seen enough of Fabiano to comment on him really. But I have seen a fair amount of Adebayor and although he plays in fits and starts, blows hot and cold with form, he is the sort of striker we need.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 10:00 AM
BABEL SEEN IN A HOVERCRAFT AT UPTON PARK.

...so it looks like a CC/Babel swap rather than a merry-go-round with Spurs.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:01 AM
Instead of the personal insults, why don't you actually say something useful. Would you be happier with Fabiano than Adebayor?
I've just quoted you some stats that point to him being a better player, as well as the difference in attitudes. Yes, I would be happier with Fabiano, as he is a superior player. 28 goals in 43 games for Brazil also.

Beefy
August 31st, 2010, 10:02 AM
Just in case anyone needed confirmation that Andy is a dickhead.

That was completely unnecessary.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 10:03 AM
I've just quoted you some stats that point to him being a better player, as well as the difference in attitudes. Yes, I would be happier with Fabiano, as he is a superior player. 28 goals in 43 games for Brazil also.

Do you think he would be a better player for Tottenham? Is he what you need? I'm not so sure. Adebayor is a twat but when he's motivated he is just about unplayable, has an excellent record in this division and is 4 years younger.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 10:03 AM
RUN! It's the feds.

Bad Collin
August 31st, 2010, 10:05 AM
1447: Gilardino at Liverpool, Llorente, Iaquinta and Carlton Cole too (at least according to rumours). Wouldn't it be great if they were all having an X-factor style audition, with the normally erudite Roy sat behind a desk barking at them like that Cowell character.


:lol:

Any of them but Carlton "I am Heskey a few years ago" Cole.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:05 AM
I would infract Simon if I had the power around here.

Cole Babel swap fucking hell even if that doesn't go ahead WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LIVERPOOL :lol:

jesus sucks
August 31st, 2010, 10:11 AM
ffs :irked:

i wake up to this bollocks. :irked:

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:13 AM
Heard some crazy rumours about a swap deal with Andy Reid and David Healy + 9m for N'Zogbia. Cant see how we could get the Charles deal through with three hours to go when it looks like its going to go to the whistle to get the Gyan deal done. Dont mind getting rid of Healy for free, he simply isnt playing and wont ever. Reid I love, but he seems like he's done now in terms of fitness, cant seem to get over his injuries. I'd happily see us swap 5 or 6 of our high wage players for free as long as we got them off the wage bill.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 10:13 AM
Have we signed Grafite yet?

Chris Scott
August 31st, 2010, 10:14 AM
Is he a striker though? I thought he was one of those wingy forward types like Robben.

Anyway, underwhelmed for now.

Pool fans, what can you tell me about him?

Left wing he's bollocks, upfront he looks like a very good player.

I hope we keep him, not really bothered if we get Cole in or not I just want another body for upfront.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:16 AM
Do you think he would be a better player for Tottenham? Is he what you need? I'm not so sure. Adebayor is a twat but when he's motivated he is just about unplayable, has an excellent record in this division and is 4 years younger.

When he's motivated, which is almost never. Owen always scores when he plays, but he's always injured. "When he's motivated" isn't a caveat you can just ignore - he's 26 years old and still has the same problem, and has shown no desire to change (for example immediately saying he would leave the moment he was asked if he was worried about not getting a game ahead of Balotelli). He's a lazy arsehole and the best you can hope for is that he does the business in the games when he is bothered.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:17 AM
The Guardian were insistent that Liverpool were after the gloriously named Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, I hope you do get him because that name is just the business.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:18 AM
Have we signed Grafite yet?

I heard he's up on a criminal damage charge?

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:18 AM
I'd take Adebayor over all of your strikers though in fairness.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 10:18 AM
BAZINGA

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:18 AM
I would infract Simon if I had the power around here.

You would love to be a mod wouldn't you.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:19 AM
Have we signed Grafite yet?


Nah, to be honest mate I think that the writing is on the wall with that one.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:19 AM
I'd take Adebayor over all of your strikers though in fairness.

Yeah probably. Definitely Keane and Crouch anyway. I am sticking by my lovely Pav though, and Defoe bangs them in in the Prem.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:20 AM
Nah, to be honest mate I think that the writing is on the wall with that one.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA double trouble.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:20 AM
Adebayor and Defoe could well be an excellent strike-force. Certainly better than any other combination you have.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:21 AM
Would you take him over Bent? HMMMMMMMMMMM

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:22 AM
Nope. Bent scores goals. Always scores goals. I'd happily have him at Sunderland though. He can do more than Bent, he just cant get the goals. We dont really have other players in our team who can score, so we need a goalscorer. Tottenham have plenty of other areas where they can chip in with goals.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:23 AM
I heard a stat the other day that Darren Bent has scored the opening goal in more games than he has started since he joined Sunderland.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:27 AM
You would love to be a mod wouldn't you.

No, there would be nothing left for me to do in my online career, and therefore I'd sit there like a fat King eating sweets getting meaningless blowjob after meaningless blowjob from fit sluts. Nice but ultimately a bit pointless and frustrating.


I heard a stat the other day that Darren Bent has scored the opening goal in more games than he has started since he joined Sunderland.

How does that work.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:28 AM
Haha. I actually do think that Bent has scored first in more games for Sunderland than Adebayor has started for Manchester City. I think that he's on 17 now.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:30 AM
No, there would be nothing left for me to do in my online career, and therefore I'd sit there like a fat King eating sweets getting meaningless blowjob after meaningless blowjob from fit sluts. Nice but ultimately a bit pointless and frustrating.



How does that work.
It works via the noble lie. I was lying.

Star fruit surf rider
August 31st, 2010, 10:31 AM
Best ones I've heard today are:

Robbie Keane to Notts Forest on loan.

:lol:

We'll be lucky to get Robbie Savage at this rate.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:38 AM
It could work if he came on as a sub at 0-0.

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 10:38 AM
Adebayor is better than Fabiano.

:eek::rolleyes:

Beefy
August 31st, 2010, 10:41 AM
Babel to West Ham according to Danny Gabbidon.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:41 AM
Fredi Kanoute has been as good as Fabiano has at Sevilla. How did that one work out for you, Spurs fans?

I'd rather have Adebayor than Fabiano. Heavily dependent on Adebayor being arsed, in saying that.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:44 AM
It could work if he came on as a sub at 0-0.

Yeah well done mate have a fucking biscuit.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 10:46 AM
Yobo is going to either Fenerbahce on loan or West Ham.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:46 AM
Well you asked.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:47 AM
Fredi Kanoute has been as good as Fabiano has at Sevilla. How did that one work out for you, Spurs fans?

I'd rather have Adebayor than Fabiano. Heavily dependent on Adebayor being arsed, in saying that.

I think you'll find everyone had the right hump when we sold Kanoute, he was great. An absolute lazy bastard but seemed to score ridonkulous goals every week. And about a year after we sold him the cunt went and put us out of the UEFA Cup at the semi-final stage. Sevilla were class then, with him and Fabiano up front, Poulsen fouling everyone in midfield and Dani Alves whizzing around everywhere like a nutter.

MMH
August 31st, 2010, 10:47 AM
Phil Reptile via text: "Just heard from a reliable source that Steve Bruce is to make a late effort to lure Ronaldinho to the Stadium of Light from AC Milan if the signing of Asamoah Gyan falls through, which appears to be likely with agreeing personal terms the problem. Watch this space.

Brilliant

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:48 AM
Well you asked.

If you ever fucking insult me by stating such obvious bollocks again I am going to have to put you down a few notches on my list. Seriously, backing up Simon's point here was probably the worst thing you could have done, so in fact I am going to take you down from #2 on my list of best poster to around #4 or #5, leaving a spot open for such legends as Mik or Jamstar.

This is all going to happen in the next four minutes unless you apologise or sort yourself out. For God's sake.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:50 AM
I think you'll find everyone had the right hump when we sold Kanoute, he was great. An absolute lazy bastard but seemed to score ridonkulous goals every week. And about a year after we sold him the cunt went and put us out of the UEFA Cup at the semi-final stage. Sevilla were class then, with him and Fabiano up front, Poulsen fouling everyone in midfield and Dani Alves whizzing around everywhere like a nutter.

Kanoute was more often shit than good for Spurs, he was basically the Adebayor prototype - arsed for maybe 1 game in 5. His scoring record was fairly poor too.

Adebayor is better than both, it's his attitude which counts against him. So Andy is correct and, for once, doesn't deserve to be beaten like a disappointing child for his opinion here.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 10:50 AM
I think you'll find everyone had the right hump when we sold Kanoute, he was great. An absolute lazy bastard but seemed to score ridonkulous goals every week. And about a year after we sold him the cunt went and put us out of the UEFA Cup at the semi-final stage. Sevilla were class then, with him and Fabiano up front, Poulsen fouling everyone in midfield and Dani Alves whizzing around everywhere like a nutter.

That's not why we had the hump... we had the hump because we sold him and didn't replace him.

But even then, it's clear the move did Kanoute some good. Much like it did for Forlan. It's not really a case of hindsight being 20/20 even if he wasn't brilliant for us and we were all sick of him by time we sold him.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:51 AM
Fredi Kanoute has been as good as Fabiano has at Sevilla. How did that one work out for you, Spurs fans?

I have always, always maintained that in ten years of having a season ticket down the Villa, Kanoute was one of the top five/ten players I saw from an opposing side.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:51 AM
Brilliant


Haha, I cant see a single word of that being remotely true.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:52 AM
If you ever fucking insult me by stating such obvious bollocks again I am going to have to put you down a few notches on my list. Seriously, backing up Simon's point here was probably the worst thing you could have done, so in fact I am going to take you down from #2 on my list of best poster to around #4 or #5, leaving a spot open for such legends as Mik or Jamstar.

This is all going to happen in the next four minutes unless you apologise or sort yourself out. For God's sake.

Only one best poster list means anything to me i.e. my top posters list and I take 12 out of the top 15 spots.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:52 AM
Yeah that sounds great but I'm waiting for your apology

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 10:53 AM
I would ask who made up the other three, but lets be honest...there is no list.

El Capitano Gatisto
August 31st, 2010, 10:53 AM
I have always, always maintained that in ten years of having a season ticket down the Villa, Kanoute was one of the top five/ten players I saw from an opposing side.

Bit of a waste of a season ticket for a decade if you only made it for 3 games.

Canuck
August 31st, 2010, 10:57 AM
How likely is Gyan looking Mik? Any news?

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 10:57 AM
Yes but as I said before the attitude isn't a caveat that you can just dismiss. He could be the best player in the world but if he wanders around the pitch doing nothing 90% of the time then what good is he? The Kanoute-Adebayor comparison is a fair one but you have to remember that we were absolutely shit then, so a talented but lazy player would be accommodated.

See Berbatov for example, he looked great for us because even when he stood around picking his arse for 80 minutes he'd still be our best player and would receive less abuse than Jenas who ran around for 90 minutes without anyone really noticing. Then he joins United where everyone is just as talented as him but also works very hard, and his attitude sticks out like a sore thumb.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:58 AM
I would ask who made up the other three, but lets be honest...there is no list.

Ruud Gullit, Shearer, Henry and Roy Keane made up the rest of it. Performances where they simply dominated the shit out of the Villa players around them. This was when Gullit was 87 years old, too.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:58 AM
Bit of a waste of a season ticket for a decade if you only made it for 3 games.

Oh I get it.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 10:59 AM
Oh bollocks Mik you know what just don't fucking worry about it

jesus sucks
August 31st, 2010, 11:00 AM
wish tottenham would fuck off here. the wheeling and dealing cunts. obviously Babel will want to go there and not to west ham, so it's fucking our deal for Cole right up. could well see us losing Babel and not even getting Cole by the end of this.

fuck me Carlton Cole is shit though. stupid signing and Hodgson has undone his decent work so far. we need a striker so i hope he comes but still, he is shit and i will join everyone else here laughing at us when he signs :D

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:01 AM
How likely is Gyan looking Mik? Any news?

He's there discussing personal details, so I suppose that it looks as likely as any deal ever looks until the very second it is announced.


Got to say that Stoke should be pulling in the female fans this season with Kenwyne and Eidur up front. I'd be hard pushed to think of any other team with such an attractive strike partnership.

Those two almost make up for Higginbotham and Delap.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 11:04 AM
Gutted it doesn't look like we're signing a keeper. Basically rules out a proper title push.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:05 AM
Got to say that Stoke should be pulling in the female fans this season with Kenwyne and Eidur up front. I'd be hard pushed to think of any other team with such an attractive strike partnership.


Niko Kranjcar outbeautifuls everyone. My girlfriend now considers him above Brad Pitt, and only a notch or so below David Beckham.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:07 AM
Niko Kranjcar outbeautifuls everyone. My girlfriend now considers him above Brad Pitt.

This truly explains why your girlfriend is interested in you.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 11:09 AM
Niko Kranjcar outbeautifuls everyone. My girlfriend now considers him above Brad Pitt, and only a notch or so below David Beckham.

This is the truth.

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 11:10 AM
FUCK YOU MIK. DON'T YOU DARE TALK SMACK ABOUT MY NIKO I WILL BREAK YOU I WILL RIP YOUR TITS OFF.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:13 AM
Lets look at the first 5 google images:

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/profile/uploads/33440p.jpg?rnd=393

http://www.football-pictures.net/data/media/77/Niko_Kranj269ar_.jpg

http://img.skysports.com/08/04/218x298/Niko_Kranjcar_777620.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44704000/jpg/_44704066_kranjcar512.jpg

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq226/Madda_lena/57902.jpg

Oh yeah lads, he's totally fetch. In 4 of the 5 pictures he looks borderline mongoloid.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:14 AM
This truly explains why your girlfriend is interested in you.

You mean she has excellent taste? Why thank you.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:16 AM
She fancies spivs.

Gangers
August 31st, 2010, 11:16 AM
I know there's a Football League thread guys but can I just say that without Sigurdsson, Reading will probably get relegated. That bloke was a machine, I swear he scored a stoppage time penalty winner about six weeks running in the spring.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:17 AM
Lets look at the first 5 google images:

http://www.portsmouth.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/profile/uploads/33440p.jpg?rnd=393

http://www.football-pictures.net/data/media/77/Niko_Kranj269ar_.jpg

http://img.skysports.com/08/04/218x298/Niko_Kranjcar_777620.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44704000/jpg/_44704066_kranjcar512.jpg

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq226/Madda_lena/57902.jpg

Oh yeah lads, he's totally fetch. In 4 of the 5 pictures he looks borderline mongoloid.

Well he's playing football in three of them you ape!

Jovial:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/News/10680/13_EVERTON.jpg

Business:
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2009/8/6/1249565149155/Niko-Kranjcar-001.jpg

Radiant:
http://dalje.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2009/m04/y201101624516517.jpg

Playful:
http://www.footiesource.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/niko-kranjcar.jpg

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 11:19 AM
PHWOAR

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 11:20 AM
I know there's a Football League thread guys but can I just say that without Sigurdsson, Reading will probably get relegated. That bloke was a machine, I swear he scored a stoppage time penalty winner about six weeks running in the spring.

Yeah. Look at the lovely goal he scored against Leicester this weekend. They're fucked without him.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:20 AM
I would love a go on Niko. I reckon he'd be well gentle.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:21 AM
She fancies spivs.

She fancies stereotypically awesome football superstars. Becks, Niko and me. Two in two so far this season Mik, since you asked. Both the opening goals as well, I'm like a young, ethnically superior Darren Bent.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:22 AM
Well he's playing football in three of them you ape!

Jovial:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/News/10680/13_EVERTON.jpg

Business:
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2009/8/6/1249565149155/Niko-Kranjcar-001.jpg

Radiant:
http://dalje.com/slike/slike_3/r1/g2009/m04/y201101624516517.jpg

Playful:
http://www.footiesource.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/niko-kranjcar.jpg

You've picked the only 4 decent pictures of him on the internet. Freddie Lljunberg and Becks would piss on his feet.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:23 AM
She fancies stereotypically awesome football superstars. Becks, Niko and me. Two in two so far this season Mik, since you asked. Both the opening goals as well, I'm like a young, ethnically superior Darren Bent.

I scored 4 yesterday and I'm not even playing up front. I kept a clean sheet on Thursday and I WAS in goal then.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 11:27 AM
Even Olof Mellberg, voted the sexiest man on earth by Sweden's Gay Times magazine, is better looking than that cunt.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:31 AM
I forgot that Stoke also have the Danish Sex God Thomas Sorensen and the Human Fucking Machine Liam Lawrence. What a very strange balance of hot fellows and dispicable mongs. Its like some kind of social experiment reality tv show.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:39 AM
I scored 4 yesterday and I'm not even playing up front. I kept a clean sheet on Thursday and I WAS in goal then.

Yeah yeah, we all bag a goal in five a side mate.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:40 AM
I forgot that Stoke also have the Danish Sex God Thomas Sorensen and the Human Fucking Machine Liam Lawrence. What a very strange balance of hot fellows and dispicable mongs. Its like some kind of social experiment reality tv show.

Liam Lawrence gives the impression of being someone you would want to hate but would probably have a great night out with. The sort of thing where you head out for a quiet pint watching the Carling Cup 2nd Round and end up snorting mustard off a stripper's tits.

Mik
August 31st, 2010, 11:43 AM
Yeah yeah, we all bag a goal in five a side mate.


11-a-side yesterday mate. Just a bank holiday one-off though.

Liam Lawrence fucked one of my old mates. She said that when he came in her mouth he 'nearly blew my head off'.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:43 AM
I can't believe we are dicking around getting into a bidding war for fucking Ryan Babel while Eidur Gudjohnsen and Asamoah Gyan are being guided tours of polished northern turds :mad:

Alf
August 31st, 2010, 11:43 AM
I forgot that Stoke also have the Danish Sex God Thomas Sorensen and the Human Fucking Machine Liam Lawrence. What a very strange balance of hot fellows and dispicable mongs. Its like some kind of social experiment reality tv show.


Liam Lawrence gives the impression of being someone you would want to hate but would probably have a great night out with. The sort of thing where you head out for a quiet pint watching the Carling Cup 2nd Round and end up snorting mustard off a stripper's tits.

LOL RANDOM

You couple of mad-heads.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:44 AM
Liverpool's first eleven is gonna be great in five years if we can first go back five years to when people thought Konchesky and Cole might be half decent in five years.

Simon
August 31st, 2010, 11:54 AM
Kilmarnock have signed Alexei Eremenko. I remember him being technique, creativity and passing 20 on Champo. Good to see he's made good on his potential.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 12:51 PM
Gyan has signed for 13m. Crikey, that's a lot.

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 12:51 PM
Actually it's not a lot compared to the 12m we spent on Downing.

Second City Saint
August 31st, 2010, 12:55 PM
VDV to Spurs?

jesus sucks
August 31st, 2010, 12:56 PM
the Ryan Babel move has fallen through and he's back up here :yes: thank fuck for that. worst deal ever to swap him for Carlton Cole.

really didn't see that coming to be fair to skysports news. Hodgson has made a tit of himself today and my confidence in him has gone right down.

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 1:00 PM
Gutted, absolutely gutted. :(

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 1:02 PM
Why Andy?

At Spurs getting VDV or you not signing a keeper?

Andy
August 31st, 2010, 1:05 PM
Us not signing a keeper.

VDV would be a decent signing but I wouldn't be overly disappointed at that.

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 1:22 PM
VDV would be a great signing.

Apparently Liverpool made a late offer for Pav and got a two word answer direct from Redknapp.

Hlebsfall
August 31st, 2010, 1:23 PM
Almunia is fucking shit. fuck off fuckfoofooff

The Rosk
August 31st, 2010, 1:24 PM
VDV would be a great signing.

Apparently Liverpool made a late offer for Pav and got a two word answer direct from Redknapp.

"yes please"?

Where would you play VDV?

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 1:24 PM
Almunia is fucking shit. fuck off fuckfoofooff

Aren't you a Birmingham fan?

Lazurus
August 31st, 2010, 1:27 PM
"yes please"?

Where would you play VDV?

He'll be the central midfield playmaker, with only Modric able to play that role for us you can see how bad we can be when he's not playing.

We can now push Bale to LB, play Luka on the left and have VDV and Sandro in the middle. :panic: