Archive for January 30th, 2010


Another one out, no signing in sight.

January 30, 2010

Unless a ‘super, super signing’ is to be unveiled tomorrow before the game to raise the roof, this transfer window is about to go begging. I was in two minds, whether the countdown picture to be used with this post was supposed to be a ‘2’ or a ‘1’, taking into the account tomorrow’s clash – eventually, I have decided to stick to the facts and perhaps naively believe that if we are really to get someone in, then our CEO will be working overtime to pull this through. Silly me 😆

Our teenage future midfield superstar, Jack Wilshere has just joined Bolton on loan until the end of the season – given that we are out of both domestic cup competitions, it is a very good move for everyone concerned:  barring some injury disaster of cataclysmic proportions, we certainly wouldn’t be able to allow Jack The Lad enough game time for him to develop into something in the mould of Joe Cole on crack, whereas Coyle is a long time admirer and should give him more chances – besides, Bolton looked enough of a footballing side in our recent games and they actually look like they are on good path to be cured from the nasty disease called fatsamitis. Mind you, there are enough bruisers in their squad to offer the little one enough protection for him to weave his magic, glimpses of which we have seen in the last season. Our mate, who is a famous Polish reggae singer (seriously, we have these! check this out) came to play a gig in London and it coincided with the FA Youth Cup Final at the Emirates – we took him to the game and he immediately singled him out, saying that the kid will be something absolutely special and couldn’t believe that he was only 17.  In the process, we are rumoured to have also managed to negotiate the right of first refusal if Trotters decide to sell Gary Cahill, who looks like a decent enough centre back, which makes the deal even better.

This should be the last of the players to leave the club this month – needless to say, it would not be too shabby if we saw someone coming in to cheer us up and show or rivals that we mean business to leave them quaking in their boots. After the long period of rumour drought, there is a little bit of a speculation about us signing Nice’s Loic Remy – I can only speak for myself, but I would be prepared to trust Grimandi’s judgment in that respect: our former defender reportedly said that he had ‘a physical standard that is outside the usual’ and given that our forward line is looking a bit iffy, we should pounce before anyone else does. What are we waiting for then? Where I come from, a wise saying goes that if no one knows what the issue is, then it must be the money – unsurprisingly, this is no different, as Our Glorious Leader is said to be refusing to meet their valuation. Whether it is just playing the hard ball, like we witnessed during Arshavin transfer saga or a simple, categorical ‘non’ remains to be seen. You wouldn’t think £13M for someone dubbed ‘the new Thierry Henry’ is over the top, would you? Our beloved neighbours are said to be negotiating with Pompey to bring back Kaboul to Shite Hart Lane for the price of £10M or so. I’m sure a player that comes that highly recommended is worth splashing out the extra few bob and Remy who bears such uncanny resemblance to rapper Xzibit could seriously pimp our attack. Then again, it’s not my call, is it?

Thank you for reading, hope you’ve enjoyed it. I will be back tomorrow with the United game preview – until then 😉