Monday, February 02, 2009

Is This It?

Given and N'Zogbia out, Taylor, Lovenkrands and Nolan in. If the reported transfer fees are accurate, we've made a profit of around £8 million, strenthened the squad in numbers only, and decided the best way to avoid the financial catastrophe of relegation is to cross our fingers, close our eyes and hope really, really hard for the best.

Either the other six signings got held up in the snow or our chances of survival are about the same as those of a steak pie in Kevin Nolan's fridge.

UPDATE: That's it, then. We've ended up signing the only two players we haven't been linked to this month. As for Wise, the sum total of his transfer activity since the season kicked off is a couple of kids, a permanently injured midfielder and a £7 million striker who can't get into the team ahead of a half-fit Ameobi. Thanks, Dennis. Thanks a bunch.

7 comments:

TeeTotallyNot said...

you sound as of you're surprised....

Michael said...

Only ironically. I'm definitely more resigned.

damo said...

well, i'd be happier if they attempted to actually do a proper job on the club.
Players to dump - Smith, Duff (although he is playing better), Viduka.

It would be nice if we could get a creative midfielder in the side - someone like Joann Gourcouff would do nicely

Michael said...

Add runs like your nanna Geremi to that list and we'd be saving somewhere around two hundred and fifty grand a week on wages.
Enough for three Gourcuff's a season.

damo said...

yerp.
I can't think of a club who have more useless players on stupid money doing sod all.

damo said...

I like this.

http://www.thespoiler.co.uk/index.php/2009/02/03/missing-one-cockney-executive-director-of-football

Michael said...

I suppose we should be grateful we managed to palm Keiron Dyer on to West Ham. I'm keeping schtum about Mickey Owen's £120,000 a week in case my head explodes.