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Look Forward Again To Transfer Speculation?

9 years ago

First thing I check every morning, text and internet both, is the BBC Football Gossip page.

Don’t know why? It’s either usual rumours of our best players leaving to serial transfer twoc-ers Liverpool, or ‘impending’ arrivals who you know already deep down that our Sports Direct transfer policy will never sign without a 80% off final reduction, but as the bad song goes ‘it’s a hard habit to break’.

In the space of two days, Ba and Cisse were targets for Brenda Rodgers, while genius envy from Spuds, Arsenal or Chelsea will see them linked on a regular basis with one or all of Ben Arfa, Cabaye or Tiote and even Krul if there’s a ‘Y’ in the day.

While we’ve grown to accept the regular links with our players from the so-called ‘bigger teams’ MOTD and the media are obsessed with, it would be great one day to see us seriously linked with a player coming the other way.

I’m not old enough to remember what I was doing the day Kennedy was shot (although I can vividly remember JF###Kinnear arriving at SJP) but I can still remember exactly what I was doing when I heard Keegan – the player – was coming, and Mr Shearer announced his intention of coming home. Great players but not coming here from great teams at the time.

I can’t think of any big name arrivals from any of the big teams, ever, unless anyone else can remember one?  Owen from Real Madrid we all knew was a marriage of inconvenience from the start so that doesn’t count. Obertan and Simpson from Man U maybe, but hardly first teamers.

After the FFS (that’s Fat Freddie Shepherd although the other acronym works just as well ) and Sir John days of over paid, over the hill ‘superstars’ I really understand and appreciate our transfer policy, but it would be nice, just once, to look at the Transfer Gossip with optimism and excitement rather than dread.

Anyone else see Rooney in the Sports Bar?


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