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Title: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 14, 2011, 03:43:03 AM
What do you footy fans think of the transfers so far? :)
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 14, 2011, 07:22:44 AM
Some notable transfers so far.

All fees in pounds unless otherwise stated.

Liverpool - Jordan Henderson (18 million), Charlie Adam (7.5 million), Stewart Downing (20 million)
Manchester United - Phil Jones (16.5 million), Ashley Young (16 million), David De Gea (18-20 million)
Real Madrid - Fabio Coentrao (27 million), Nuri Sahin (8 million), Hamit Altintop (free)
Arsenal - Carl Jenkins (1 million), Gervinho (12 million)
Sunderland - About 10 new signings, can't be asked to list them all
AC Milan - Philippe Mexes (free)
Juventus - Andrea Pirlo (free)
Stoke - Jonathan Woodgate (free)
Wolves - Roger Johnson (7 million)
Fulham - John Arne Riise (2.4 million)
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: GEnx on July 14, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
Isn't Sneijder going to Man United?
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 14, 2011, 09:44:48 AM
Isn't Sneijder going to Man United?

Rumours that David Gill is in Zurich trying to tie up a 35 million deal, while offering wages of 190,000 a week to Sneijder.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 14, 2011, 12:13:13 PM
Liverpool loves to splash cash  :o
Is Downing THAT good (or even better than A. Young) to be priced 20mil quid??
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on July 14, 2011, 12:17:25 PM
Isn't Sneijder going to Man United?

Rumours today that Nani will be going the other way.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 14, 2011, 01:22:39 PM
Liverpool loves to splash cash  :o
Is Downing THAT good (or even better than A. Young) to be priced 20mil quid??

Yes he may be a bit expensive...but...

From Opta Stats:

135 - Stewart Downing has completed more crosses in open play than any other player in the Premier League over the last three seasons. Whip.

34.4 - Stewart Downing has averaged 34.4 appearances over the past five Premier League seasons. Reliable.

Considering we've got big Andy Carroll in the middle, crosses are important.

As with Jordan Henderson...

110 - Jordan Henderson, Luka Modric & Samir Nasri have all created 110 PL goalscoring chances since Aug 2009. Transferable.

Yes they are stats, you can bend them whichever way you want them to, but the point is there is at least a basis on them signings. King Kenny has got people who can finish chances (Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Dirk Kuyt) but he now has bought people who will create them. Plus there is that problem of squad depth.

Plus, it's really not splashing cash, Chelsea pretty much paid for most of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. Torres + Babel = 58 million -> Suarez + Carroll = 58 million. So the money spent this summer is not really that much (look at Man Utd).

Rumours today that Nani will be going the other way.

Nani was at Harvard University the other day.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: slither360 on July 14, 2011, 03:22:32 PM

Nani was at Harvard University the other day.

yeah, I saw him. didn't run fast enough to get an autograph though  :'(
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 15, 2011, 03:33:04 PM
Looks like the Sneijder deal is on hold. Fergie said he's too expensive and wages are a big stumbling block.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on July 15, 2011, 10:07:10 PM
Downing confirmed now to Liverpool.

Jermaine Pennant had the best crossing stats when he moved across from Birmingham, so we'll see if Downing can play for a big club better than Pennant did.  He's always been pretty useless for England, but maybe at Liverpool he'll be a solution to that tricky left side we always have.

I've bought myself a Macclesfield Town season ticket this year :)  I'm a United fan, but cannot afford a season ticket even in tier 3 of the north stand or one of the quadrants!
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 16, 2011, 02:06:16 AM
Downing confirmed now to Liverpool.

Jermaine Pennant had the best crossing stats when he moved across from Birmingham, so we'll see if Downing can play for a big club better than Pennant did.  He's always been pretty useless for England, but maybe at Liverpool he'll be a solution to that tricky left side we always have.

Here's another stat: since 2004 only 4 other Barclays Premier League players have created more chances than Stewart Downing. Cesc Fabregas. Frank Lampard. Steven Gerrard. Ryan Giggs. That's why I'm not worried about Downing doing a 'Pennant'.

Had we signed a foreigner (ie. Juan Manuel Mata), who knows if he will adapt to the Barclays Premier League? What do you think the opposition coach's instructions on him will be? 'Kick him' or 'slam him' or 'let him 'ave it'. Downing is used to all that and doesn't suffer from those 'kicks' (proven by the fact that he's averaged 34.4 apps over the last five seasons).

If his name was anything other than Stewart DOWNING (ie. Stanley Devastating or simply, Downinho) and was Brazilian while carrying those stats, most people would be head over heels for him and would probably command a 40 million fee. ;D

I've bought myself a Macclesfield Town season ticket this year :)  I'm a United fan, but cannot afford a season ticket even in tier 3 of the north stand or one of the quadrants!

Nice one. :) I've never managed to get myself a Liverpool season ticket. :'(
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 18, 2011, 06:22:10 AM
Chelsea to sign Genk (Belgium champions) goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 18, 2011, 07:58:43 PM
Aston Villa sign Shay Given for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 3.5 million, on a 5 year contract.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: alexgv1 on July 18, 2011, 07:59:43 PM
Aston Villa sign Shay Given for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around 3.5 million, on a 5 year contract.

Good, he was rotting at City.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 18, 2011, 08:06:16 PM
Good, he was rotting at City.

Yeah, I remember back then when he was at Newcastle. It was pretty much ? team vs Shay Given. He is/was that good.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: swiftus27 on July 19, 2011, 01:59:51 AM
I am so glad American sports are nowhere near as complicated.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 19, 2011, 02:52:39 AM
You should also be glad that you won't have players whinging because they don't get paid enough to kick a ball for 90 minutes (or less) per week. You could have someone who's on 150,000 per week and complaining (see Wayne Rooney) and get a pay rise to 250,000 per week.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 20, 2011, 04:10:25 PM
You've got to give it to Carlos Tevez. Roberto Mancini's interview yesterday:

Journalist: Have you spoken to Carlos personally?
Mancini: No no no no...I didn't spoke to him
Journalist: Why?
Mancini: Because I only have only one number...it doesn't work at the moment

It's on Sky Sports website. :laugh:
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on July 21, 2011, 09:12:06 PM
Sanchez has joined Barcelona.  A frightening addition to their already formidable European champion ranks.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 21, 2011, 09:33:42 PM
Sanchez has joined Barcelona.  A frightening addition to their already formidable European champion ranks.

True. But I'm having a hard time thinking where is he going to play in the pitch. You cannot get Pedro out, let alone Iniesta, or Villa. Messi is out of the question.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: alexgv1 on July 21, 2011, 10:40:29 PM
Aguero has joined the Premiership. Was it Chelsea?
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 21, 2011, 11:11:55 PM
Aguero has joined the Premiership. Was it Chelsea?

Nothing confirmed here in Argentina, but rumours indicate that Agüero might join The Citeh if Tevez goes to Italy (Inter).
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 23, 2011, 06:07:59 AM
Bojan signs for AS Roma from FC Barcelona for around 10 million.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 23, 2011, 07:15:34 AM
Bojan signs for AS Roma from FC Barcelona for around 10 million.

Those kind of transfers you simply can't replicate in Football Manager :(
First Roma buys Bojan for 12mil euros, but in the next season (by contract terms) Barcelona can purchase Bojan back for 13mil. If Roma refuses, the italians must pay additional 30-40mil(forgot the real number) to Barça.
Financial engineering uh?
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 26, 2011, 08:57:00 AM
Aston Villa agrees fee with Wigan Athletic for Charles N'Zogbia (aka Insomnia, if you knew why he left Newcastle) in the region of 9.5 million.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 26, 2011, 11:47:24 AM
Those kind of transfers you simply can't replicate in Football Manager :(
First Roma buys Bojan for 12mil euros, but in the next season (by contract terms) Barcelona can purchase Bojan back for 13mil. If Roma refuses, the italians must pay additional 30-40mil(forgot the real number) to Barça.
Financial engineering uh?

Ahh, football manager, I haven't played that in ages. Mainly because I need to look at the used market page so many times a day that I just can't do both.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 26, 2011, 12:08:49 PM
Ahh, football manager, I haven't played that in ages. Mainly because I need to look at the used market page so many times a day that I just can't do both.

Last one I played was FM2010, back when I had my laptop (which was lost in a fire  :'().
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 27, 2011, 10:19:00 AM
Sergio Aguero arrives in Manchester to complete his 38 million move to Manche$ter Citeh, as well as undergoing a medical.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: alexgv1 on July 27, 2011, 11:56:47 AM
Quote from: BBC news
** Man Utd spending not over - Gill **
Manchester United chief executive David Gill admits the club are still hopeful of making one more signing during the summer transfer window.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14285602.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14285602.stm)

Seeing as Sneijder deal look off, and Modric has been linked elsewhere, please can we sign Samir Nasri!  8)
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 27, 2011, 12:03:28 PM
Please take Nasri away from Arsenal so Liverpool can knock them off the Top 4. ;)
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: ArcherII on July 27, 2011, 12:13:42 PM
How much money would ManU need to offer to get Nasri out of London? Are the Gunners needing some cash? if not, the only way I believe Nasri would end up in Manchester is if he wanted to. Does he?
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: alexgv1 on July 27, 2011, 12:38:27 PM
I think there is some desire. And he is certainly being urged by his countrymen like Patrice Evra.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 27, 2011, 01:56:42 PM
Nasri hasn't come out and said a thing about the rumours, that's enough desire for me.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 30, 2011, 03:13:41 AM
Is it me or is there a lot of 5 year contracts flying around lately? ???
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on July 30, 2011, 12:16:58 PM
Is it me or is there a lot of 5 year contracts flying around lately? ???

I think it's so the buying clubs don't lose too much when the player decides he wants to move on in 2 years because he's fed up of warming the Eastlands bench.  That way the rest of the contract has to be bought out, either by the player or the next club.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on July 30, 2011, 06:26:54 PM
warming the Eastlands bench.

Yes mate!

I remember last year they were wearing mittens on the Ethiad bench.

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Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on August 01, 2011, 04:18:37 PM
Joey Barton told he's allowed to leave Newcastle United on a free.

True, Barton has his past demons, but I'm completely behind Barton on this. No players and fans deserve to be treated like that by people as low as Mike Ashley, who seems hellbent on destroying Newcastle United Football Club.

Mike Ashley has dug himself a massive hole now, now he's practically shoved their two best players that are left out the door.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on August 07, 2011, 12:26:32 PM
Charity shield predictions for the first Manchester derby of the season?

1-0 United for me - Nani - 27th minute  ;D
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: alexgv1 on August 07, 2011, 01:22:23 PM
Charity shield predictions for the first Manchester derby of the season?

1-0 United for me - Nani - 27th minute  ;D

Please  ;D
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on August 07, 2011, 02:14:56 PM
LOL CITY.

Please Man Utd beat them. I can't stand those *£$%@.

Money can't buy you class.
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: cht7520 on August 07, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
Oh dear David De Gea...
Title: Re: Summer Transfer Window
Post by: d2031k on August 07, 2011, 05:43:47 PM
LOL CITY.

Please Man Utd beat them. I can't stand those *£$%@.

Money can't buy you class.

Just finished watching the highlights  ;D