Two days into the Chronicle's long awaited (and much dragged-out) interview with casino king Derek Llambias. The story so far:
We're a buying club that doesn't buy, but when we do buy we won't be buying on credit, because that's like having a bucket with lots of holes in it. Our five-year aim is to be the new Aston Villa, although they do buy on credit because they still owe us £4 million for Milner, which we'll be spending on the players we couldn't sign in January - unless they're too expensive or their clubs won't sell them because they're buying clubs too. We still like Shay Given, stick with us, don't mention the K word, Dennis Wise is "out there", Bassong is a star, Joe Kinnear is "what we're looking for", we're back on track, we have a plan, we're not going to be relegated.
Personally, I liked him better when he kept his mouth shut.