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    Manchester United have loaned Italian youngster Giuseppe Rossi to Newcastle until January.


    ManU are already thin at striker. They need to sign someone before the transfer window closes.
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    Rumors are that they are looking at Trezeguet. I wouldn't say they NEED to buy a striker before the window closes. Saha, Rooney, and a healthy Ole is good depth. Alan Smith has played a reserves match so he's ready to return. And Giggs can play up front if need be. Its not a desperate situation by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post

    MI, I disagree though that Zokora is the same type of player as Carrick. Zokora is a hard worker but nowhere near the passer that Carrick is. Zokora to me is a destroyer. He'll clog up the midfield and break up attacks but he doesn't offer much going forward.
    You LOVE to disagree with me don't you??? Actually, I do agree with you here, but I said in my earlier post, that Zokora is the only player that "comes close" to Carrick. I never said he was as good or better than him.

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    I think the guy Spurs miss the most though is their Captain. Ledley King. They've been shaky at the back and Dawson's play has clearly suffered without his normal CB partner.
    Again, I agree with you here. Although to add another point, The Spurs might have some unhappy players as they are overloaded with Strikers now that Mido has returned. They will now have Robbie Keane, Berbatov, J. Defoe, & Mido all fighting for playing time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    You LOVE to disagree with me don't you??? Actually, I do agree with you here, but I said in my earlier post, that Zokora is the only player that "comes close" to Carrick. I never said he was as good or better than him.

    Comes close in terms of play? Because Zokora isn't as influential as Carrick was. And their certainly not close in terms of style.

    [QUOTE=Mr. Irrelevant]
    Again, I agree with you here. Although to add another point, The Spurs might have some unhappy players as they are overloaded with Strikers now that Mido has returned. They will now have Robbie Keane, Berbatov, J. Defoe, & Mido all fighting for playing time...[QUOTE]

    Competition is a good thing though. Keane and Defore fighting for a spot and Mido and Berbatov for one. Mido is a bit of a head case but he seemed to like London so he probably won't complain to much. Spurs want to get an Champions League spot and do well in 3 cups. To do that, I think you need 4 legit strikers. Especially if you play a 4-4-2 the majority of the time.

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    West Ham have landed both Tevez and Macschereno on season long loans.

    Steed Malbranque is now a Spur.

    Andy Cole signs with Pompey.

    "Jose Antonio Reyes is set to end his spell with Arsenal by joining Real Madrid.

    It is being claimed that The Gunners have struck a deal with the Spanish giants that sees them secure Julio Baptista and €3 million (2 million)."

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    I found this link: http://stateofthegame.co.uk/2006/08/...st-ham-united/

    ...and while it's probably b.s., (since BBC and Sky are saying the deals are actually permanent) it's a funnny conspiracy read:

    Something Fishy About Tevez And Mascherano To West Ham Deal
    August 31st, 2006 by Alan Hylands
    And I’m not talking about the year’s supply of jellied eels they’ve got in front of them either. The deal to take Argentina stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham United hasn’t officially been confirmed yet but football discussion forums are white hot with the news and the potential implications, not only for West Ham but for the premiership at large.

    What would attract two of the world’s most sought after, young, talented international stars to Upton Park and the waiting arms of Alan Pardew? At first glance there is no logical explanation. West Ham had a great season last year after their promotion and surprised a lot of people (me included) with their classy football and solid defence that not only gave them a respectable league finish but also took them to the FA Cup Final.

    I doubt that their Cup Final defeat in one of the liveliest and most enjoyable Cup Finals in many years will have been enough to tempt the two Argies though and despite having a foot in European competition with the UEFA Cup, I doubt that’s the real pulling factor either.

    My suspicions lead me to a somewhat shadier deal being cooked up between the players’ club Corinthians, their owners MSI and another club with shady links to MSI and their owners. It’s long been rumoured that Roman Abramovich is the money man behind MSI and the reason that a broke Brazilian club like Corinthians could afford players like Tevez and Mascherano in the first place. It leaves no doubt in my mind that Chelsea and Roman are behind this proposed season long loan deal for the two Argentinians to West Ham and it’s only for one purpose - to acclimatise the players to London and the Premiership and see whether they are worth signing for Chelsea properly next summer.

    There can be no other reason for this transfer to take place. Yes, West Ham are a good, homely club with some good players but for a club to sign Carlton Cole this summer and turn around and also get Carlos Tevez, it leaves me wondering what the motives are. I think I’ve worked out the obvious answer and it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the Premiership.

    We’ve seen Chelsea’s strange buys and loan deals in the past with players like Smertin and Jarosik but this moves things to another level completely. Chelsea don’t outright own these players or their club but their guiding hand can skew the transfer market that they can prevent any of their near rivals in the top five from having these players while they park them at a safe and respectable club, close but not too close, for a season to let them mature in the English game.

    Something stinks around here and the smell is increasingly eminating from Roman Abramovich’s direction.

    Which then leads to this:

    http://www.ofutebol.com/view.asp?ArticleId=17

    It could just part of a takeover bid by MSI, with those 2 players being part of the deal. Remember they both have ridiculous buy out clauses and West Ham are supposedly going to be subjected to a 90 million bid.

    Kia Joorabchian, the MSI chief executive, has already commented on wanting a side that could make it to the top. West Ham have some history, he was impressed with the Hammer's fans' regular attendances of 30,000 even after relegation to the championship and feels the price is reasonable compared to other clubs.

    Also Europe is where the top clubs are and as in that article, MSI wants a foothold there to make some money. Top players are lost to Europe anyway so why not get them to a club you own in the premiership eh?
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    Another American joins the EPL.

    Manchester City have tied up the loan signing of PSV Eindhoven ace DaMarcus Beasley.

    The USA international has moved to The City of Manchester Stadium on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent deal.

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    Talk about some crazy moves on dead line day...

    Stephan Andersen [Charlton - Leeds] Loan
    DaMarcus Beasley [PSV Eindhoven - Manchester City] Loan
    Michael Bridges [Carlisle - Hull] 350,000
    Ben Burgess [Hull - Blackpool] 25,000
    Pascal Chimbonda [Wigan - Tottenham] Undisclosed
    Iyseden Christie [Rochdale - Kidderminster] Loan
    Andrew Cole [Man City - Portsmouth] 500,000
    David Connolly [Wigan - Sunderland] Undiclosed
    Stevie Crawford [Aberdeen - Dunfermline] Free
    David Cotterill [Bristol City - Wigan] 2m
    Ashley Cole [Arsenal - Chelsea] 5m + William Gallas Pascal Cygan [Arsenal - Villarreal] 2m
    Graham Deakin [Walsall - Tamworth] Loan
    Rodrigo Defendi [Tottenham - Roma] Loan
    Roudolphe M'Bela Douala [Sporting Lison - Portsmouth] Loan
    Jonathan Douglas [Blackburn - Leeds] Undisclosed
    Nicky Eaden [Nottingham Forest - Lincoln] Loan
    Chris Eagles [Man Utd - NEC Nijmegen] Loan
    Jason Euell [Charlton - Middlesbrough] Undisclosed
    Nicky Forster [Ipswich - Hull] 250,000
    Ricardo Fuller [Southampton - Stoke] Undisclosed
    Joel Grant [Watford - Aldershot] Loan
    Stuart Green [Hull - Crystal Palace] 75,000
    Ben Harding [MK Dons - Aldershot] Loan
    Inigo Idiakez [Derby - Southampton] 250,000
    Junichi Inamoto [West Brom to Galatasaray] Undisclosed
    Paul Ince [unattached - Swindon]
    Graham Kavanagh [Wigan - Sunderland] 500,000
    Colin Kazim-Richards [Brighton - Sheff Utd] Undisclosed
    Kevin Kilbane [Everton - Wigan] Undisclosed
    Niko Kranjcar [Hajduk Split - Portsmouth] Undisclosed
    Jan Kromkamp [Liverpool - PSV Eindhoven] Undisclosed
    Artur Krysiak [UKS SMS Lodz Academy - Birmingham] Undisclosed
    Jan Lastuvka [Shakhtar Donetsk - Fulham] Loan
    Paul Lawson [Celtic - St Johnstone] Loan
    Sylvain Legwinski [Fulham - Ipswich] Undisclosed
    Mark Lynch [Hull - Yeovil] Free
    Jon Macken [Crystal Palace - Ipswich] Loan
    Steed Malbranque [Fulham - Tottenham] Undisclosed
    Javier Mascherano [Corinthians - West Ham] Undisclosed
    Lee Matthews [unattached - Crewe]
    Leon McKenzie [Norwich to Coventry] 1m
    Willie McLaren [Airdrie Utd - St Johnstone] Free
    Liam Miller [Manchester United - Sunderland] Free
    Adam Murray [Carlisle - Torquay] 10,000
    John Neill [Hearts - Hamilton] Loan
    Shabani Nonda [Roma - Blackburn] Loan
    Magnus Okuonghae [Aldershot - St Albans] Free
    Sasa Papac [Austria Vienna - Rangers] 1m
    Omar Pouso [Penarol - Charlton] Loan
    Antoine Sibierski [Manchester City - Newcastle] Undisclosed
    Florent Sinama Pongolle [Liverpool - Recreativo de Huelva] Loan
    Marvin Robinson [Macclesfield - Oxford] Undisclosed
    Wayne Routledge [Tottenham - Fulham] Loan
    Cherno Samba [Cadiz - Plymouth] Free
    Marcel Seip [Heerenveen - Plymouth] Free
    Danny Senda [unattached - Millwall]
    Marek Stech [Sparta Prague - West Ham] Undisclosed
    Michael Symes [Bradford - Shrewsbury] Free
    Carlos Tevez [Corinthians - West Ham] Undisclosed
    Matthew Tipton [Bury - Macclesfield] Loan
    Svetoslav Todorov [Portsmouth - Wigan] Loan
    Liam Trotter [Ipswich - Millwall] Loan
    Ville Vaisanen [FF Jaro - Darlington] Undisclosed
    Stanislav Varga [Celtic - Sunderland] Undisclosed
    Ross Wallace [Celtic - Sunderland] Undisclosed
    Spencer Weir-Daley [Nottingham Forest - Macclesfield] Loan
    Damien Whitehead [Newry City - Coleraine] Free
    Dwight Yorke [Sydney FC - Sunderland] Free

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post

    Competition is a good thing though. Keane and Defore fighting for a spot and Mido and Berbatov for one. Mido is a bit of a head case but he seemed to like London so he probably won't complain to much. Spurs want to get an Champions League spot and do well in 3 cups. To do that, I think you need 4 legit strikers. Especially if you play a 4-4-2 the majority of the time.
    I agree to a point, but footballers all have pretty big egos... I don't see Jermaine Defoe happy in the near future.


    Let's see how long it takes for you to DISAGREE with me....(tick tock):boredom:

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    These Tevez/Mascherano rumors make football really unattractive... Just play the ****ing games!!!!

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