Thursday, 2 July 2009

#6 - Action

A.K.A. Be careful what you wish for.

After my moaning and complaining about lack of news recently, now there's a stack load of it on my desk. Not literally, my desk is actually full of empty bottles of many varieties. I just thought that would make me sound professional. Anyway.

With Real Madrid now totaling up their summer spends to £180,000,000. €210,000,000. $295,000,000. Z$127,000,000,000. My current theory is that Florentino Perez's excrement (pictured) is solid gold.

Shortly after United announced the absolutely obvious signing for Antonio Valencia from Dave Whelan FC, Real Madrid announced they had spent £30m (possibly rising to £35m) on Karim Benzema. Offering £6m more than United.. an apparently £80m+ transfer budget club, could produce. Now my maths has rapidly deteriorated since school but I'm pretty sure we could have afforded that no problem. If only we'd offered them Fraizer Campbell on loan for a year, ey?

Still. I'll let the serious bloggers talk about finances and what colour shoe laces the Glazers wear.

Of course, all knee-jerkers and nay-sayers will be predicting doom and gloom for us for the next century. Though personally I think it's a blessing in disguise. He always wanted to go to Madrid, did we need another player "doing a Ronaldo"? Absoultely not.

Speaking of "doing a Ronaldo", Bayern Munchen fans no doubt feel our frustration as Frank Ribery says he wants to go to Real Madrid, and only Madrid. Not Celta Vigo, Madrid. Not Mallorca, Madrid. Assuming Perez pulls out more money from you-know-where this will leave Real Madrid with about 50 players and only 25 to chose from for their actual league squad. Some good players will have to leave. Let's hope we can snag Gonzalo Higuian.

Another one of a million transfer targets, David Villa has apparently told Barca director Txiqui Begiristain that he will only join Barca in a secret meeting. Which clearly, is not so secret if I know about it. Anyone with any idea how to pronounce Txiqui, I'd be glad to hear it.

Fraizer Campbell is so close to joining Hull City right now he can hear Phil Brown's glorious signing voice and smell his fake tan lotion.

Lee Martin is another ex-United player on his way to join Roy Keane's Ipswich Town. Is Keane is just too lazy to search for players anywhere else?

With all this nish-nishing to United in the transfer market. Is it just me that expects a vagary transfer? ('s Word of the Day)

This blog was brought to you by;
  • News, yay! News!
  • Asking Florentino Perez for a tenner.
  • Amusement at Landon Donovan's comments that Becks isn't committed to "the Galaxy".
  • The hope we sign Wesley Sneijder.


  1. I'm not buying all the doom and gloom. I still love our squad and I'm convinced we'll add a couple more players this summer -- but I'm not going crazy over the need for a CF. In fact, I'm really excited about Roo and Berba starting up front, with Kiko and Welbeck backing up. Is it a roll of the dice? Sure. But it's also the United way.

  2. Exactly. Welbeck and Kiko have huge promise, I love seeing our youngsters getting more time anyway. We don't need to bring in a world class superstar every season.

  3. i'm with you guys as well . signing benz would have meant rooney being played wide left - which is NOT what he wants .

    so its welbeck time hopefully. danny , pull up your socks mate n get set for the big time !

    finally - we need only one more signing provided hargreaves is fit and his name is - ALEXIS SANCHEZ

  4. also , i'm having a mixed feeling about st.michael's apparently imminent arrival .
    come to think of it - free signing . 11 goals last yr for a shit team . wont moan about being on the bench . and provided we hand him a pay as u play contract has the potential of turning out to be a decent deal .

    your views ........

  5. I really do hope that Michael Owen comes no where near us. Any player who peaked when they were about 18 aren't worth our time.

    Alexis Sanchez has on Football Manager refused to play for me so I've always held a bit of a grudge about him, though I'm willing to let by-gones be by-gones.

    Personally. I want Giuseppe Rossi back.

  6. so we're very close to signing him then . only time will tell how good/shit he will be . for now , lets just trust sir alex .

    lol about the alexis sanchez bit . he has pretty decent stats in the game ,doesnt he ? he even looks better than ronaldo in the youtube videos

  7. I would just like to point out many months later that I was correct about the vagary transfer, which Michael Owen counts as. Making me a prophet.