transfer window 2008
With lots of players already out and a
few in, what do you make of the transfer dealings during this window ?
Read Richard Kelly's view of
the ins and outs of the transfer window
Read Phil Oliver's look at the "window
shopping" by clicking
Read Lee Bradley's view of the late activity
on transfer deadline day, by clicking
Read Alan Fisher's take on
the transfer window, by clicking
Tues Morning. So it is now a done deal, Man U bulldoze
there way to yet another transfer result for them.
But is it all it seems ?
Look at the facts. According to the media Berbatov was
meeting them without our permission, nothing said by Spurs
officially, we then allowed a medical and negotiations to
proceed again no official protest. Berbatov was met at
Manchester airport by Fergie and club officials (just happened
to be passing the airport and thought he would see if any one
interesting was on the flight).
So it is obvious that this deal was set up some time ago and
all the hand wringing and protests and name calling by Spurs was
just another smoke screen to try and appease us nobodies on the
terraces (sorry stands). Also we accepted a fee from the
new billionaires at City knowing that Berbatov was on a flight
to Manchester to meet United.
Now we have agreed to keep mum about the whole matter. Why
? All the other deals where virtually done and dusted
before yesterday or were they ? Did we need the money from
Berbatov to proceed with them ? They where announced early
in the day after all.
In return we get a novice striker who we
got after fierce competition from Wigan and Hull City.
Where is the combative, leader type midfielder and the
experienced striker to back up the other two (one of whom was
fourth choice last season).
So another season of adjustment and patience, sorry, but we
are nowhere near top four ... we do not think and act top four.
Tony Iles (tired season ticket holder)
Time is 21:29
Berbatov will not sign for Man U.
I just don't think it will happen I know I am going out on a limb
and I may be wrong.
But I just don't think Man U will be held to ransom anymore than
Spurs will be
Berbatov will be at Spurs until January at least.
Time is now 21:31, sorry 32
Watch the papers ...
You've got to hand it to Spurs haven't you. New season, new
players but you've guessed it we're at the bottom !
Of course, no one is
panicking, unlike last season when the board panicked and sacked a
perfectly good manager and replaced him with someone whose record so
far is on a par with some perfectly average managers that we've had
in the past.
Just what is going on ?
We're now down to our last striker who last season was fourth choice
but is now first choice. We've lost our most consistent midfielder,
Malbranque and in Tainio the only one who could actually tackle.
We've brought in players, who like last season, are completely
untested and who will need time and patience to settle and who
should be be brought in to a winning side. Every year we do
this, what is happening ?
We've got a striker
in the reserves who scores for fun and who must be worth a punt, but
is off loaded to Southampton and will probably never be seen again.
No wonder Keane left and as for Berbatov just who is running the
Ramos must have known
Berbatov was unhappy last season, so why sell Defoe ? It
doesn't add up. The side that beat Arsenal and Chelsea has
been ripped apart but why ?
I don't know what is
happening, all I do know is that there is something either very
stupid going on or something a bit odd ?
Just depressing and so