August 30th, 2006, 06:15 PM #91
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.
Last edited by VEGASKING; August 31st, 2006 at 09:19 PM.
August 30th, 2006, 06:30 PM #92
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.
August 30th, 2006, 11:54 PM #93
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.
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
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...
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
August 30th, 2006, 11:58 PM #94
Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent
Comes close in terms of play? Because Zokora isn't as influential as Carrick was. And their certainly not close in terms of style.
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.
August 31st, 2006, 07:05 AM #95
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)."
August 31st, 2006, 11:43 AM #96
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:
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?
Last edited by chu gar; August 31st, 2006 at 12:05 PM.
August 31st, 2006, 08:18 PM #97
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.
August 31st, 2006, 08:41 PM #98
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
September 1st, 2006, 07:24 AM #99
I agree to a point, but footballers all have pretty big egos... I don't see Jermaine Defoe happy in the near future.
Originally Posted by ASUcruz
Let's see how long it takes for you to DISAGREE with me....(tick tock):boredom:
September 1st, 2006, 07:26 AM #100
These Tevez/Mascherano rumors make football really unattractive... Just play the ****ing games!!!!