Oh it’s a joyous day of announcements in the football mad city of Manchester. City have their shout early but United come in later with some news of their own…..
City announced today that Sven G-E is their new manager after the thai guy completes his purchase of the club. Both events could only happen at City; they become owned by some guy who’s accused of embezzling funds from his country’s coffers only to appoiont the most disappointing England manager since the current one. The new MC boardroom will find a ready welcome down at Russia FC. The parallels are uncanny and it can’t be long before SGE starts picking up the debris from down the Bridge. I’ll give it 2 weeks before Sean W-P is back. Of course because football’s a funny game; it’ll probably turn out to be the best thing they’ve ever done and SGE will be a huge success….pulling those northern girls. Can’t wait to see how the thai swede curry turns out. It’s gonna be fun because…..
Utd have signed, apparently, Carlos Tevez. I love the little ugly guy – check out my earlier blog ‘Garden Gnomes’. Don’t ask me to explain the legitimacy of it all – it looks like Utd have done a 2 year extended loan with an option to buy – just like Liverpool and Mascherano (which the Prem league endorsed so…). They’ve done their transfer budget but this is a brilliantly clever acquisition if they can pull it off. But what an acquisition, especially since Arsenal were in for him last week. Tee hee. I just can’t wait till the start of next season. Utd will have 5 guys scoring at least 15 goals each at this rate.
Still Chelsea have got some very good free transfers from Reading and Bolton, and Arsenal are buying guys who we’ve never heard of as usual. Liverpool having spent a fortune on Torres will be off-loading half their squad now (all back to Spain or France). To be fair Utd may have to get rid of some too and the news that we may be selling Richardson to Everton gives me a nice warm feeling. Spurs seem to be pushing the boat out which is great but it will put Jol under pressure from day one to deliver. Without a fast start he could be out by Xmas. Hope not though; he’s big and fat with little hair and I like that in a man.
The very good news today is that Ken Bates’ dodgy dealings over administration at dirty Leeds may be coming unstuck big time. It’s gonna end in Diana scale tears there. About time that football got its administrative act together. Especially now we’ve signed the ugly little tooth monster before any tough new rules come in. Yes I’m cynical too.