By Tony Attwood.
So it seems we have made or are making or are about to make our first signing in terms of Teddy Bishop from Ipswich. It is not announced yet, so this could be another total error in reading the ancient runes and tea-leaves on my part.
Man U want/wanted Bishop but the story being told is that Arsenal won. He’s only made his debut this season with Ipswich, so if the readings are right, he’ll probably appear in next season’s league cup for us. But still, he’s 18, and we’ve played 18 year olds before – and he is said to be costing £10m, which could again imply a more immediate deployment.
Elsewhere on the silly roundabout of the long delayed but now open window we have
- William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon.
- Edinson Cavani from PSG (must be true it is in the Excess, sorry Express – but really?)
- German goalkeeper Loris Karius from FSV Mainz 05 (again really??)
- Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez
- Everton midfielder James McCarthy
Lukas Podolski has gone, leaving a really good message for the fans – a really great guy, and I wish we had seen more of him. Yaya Sanogo loan discussions are ongoing.
In other major news Caught Offside has “50 Really Hot Women In Football Shirts” and “Weirdest celebrity football fans” In short all the things you don’t get on Untold.
And the man who broke the security at Southampton to confront the manager with the traditional abuse normally reserved for the aaa, was after all a Southampton fan. Mr Wenger dismissed the incident saying “he was just a kid” but it turns out he was 25 years old (going on 12 presumably, considering what he did). He lives in Lymington. Which is in Hampshire.
Moving on to today, Mr Wenger said that, looking back to Wembley, “It was nice to see our fans happy, it shows how big the club is when you win. It’s a great remembrance but we have a big job to do on Sunday.”
“What is for sure is we have room for improvement and we have to manage to do that quickly.”
- Steve Bruce did a Arry by saying that he would “count up the numbers” before selecting his team. It didn’t really cut it when Arry said it, and it won’t really with Steve.
Huddlestone and Quinn are back but Robertson, Rosenior and Ramirez are out. Jelavic, who couldn’t play in the Cup Final is of course no longer cup tied.
Hull have won two of their last three. For the last eight our results are five wins, two defeats, one draw. Could do better, but not bad.
Bulldog Drummond is down the pub
Rangers current position is the envy of many English Premier League clubs
Why do the AAA behave as they do?
- Everton v Arsenal and the oddity of referee behaviour
- With Balogun will Arsenal be heading toward goalscoring records
- Everton v Arsenal this saturday lunchtime: just what are Everton playing at?
- What the media doesn’t tell you, part 6. There’s a financial problem…
- The Big 7 clubs, how much they spent and what good is it doing?