What’s happening at Sunderland then? I read earlier in the week that Keano won’t be making crazy signings to grab some big headlines for himself and the club just to satisfy the fans’ demands for a big name recruitment. Then I read a major feature in today’s Independent which basically says he’s not afraid of ‘spending £8m or £10m or £20m. it wouldn’t worry me’. Eh? He claims that no-one’s turned the club down but David Nugent wasn’t exactly busting a gut to leave the Championship’s perennial bridesmaids Preston to join Keane’s Premiership new boys Sunderland was he? Today Nugent signed for Portsmouth. ‘Cos they’re a lot bigger club of course. Is Keano feeling the pressure from the fans d’ya think? Maybe not, but I was very surprised to learn that he’d paid £5M for Michael Chopra tonight. £5M(!) for a player Cardiff paid Newcy Brown just £500k for a year ago, as the 4/5th choice striker at St James’, who had never looked like making his mark in the Premiership. Can someone explain the logic of that to me please? If Keano’s not on the vino; he’s guest-editing the Beano book of comical transfers. Who next Roy – your namesake from Melchester Rovers? You might need him….