Thursday, July 20, 2006

Football Transfers

There has been some transfer activity (although less than expected) in the football market.

Here are some of the moves and my opinion's thereof.

Bernardo Corradi - Valencia to Man City. Except for Gianfranco Zola and Paolo Di Canio Italian's are normally a bust in the EPL. We will wait and see.

Sol Campbell - released by Arsenal. Big Sol is past his peak and is injury prone. Arsenal need more reliability. Good move.

Djibril Cisse - Liverpool to Marseilles loan. I liked the big French man but with Bellamy on board he will likely be redundant at Pool.

Dietmar Hammann - Liverpool to Man City . Great pickup for City. His time at Liverpool had passed what with Sissoko and Alonso in midfield.

Francis Jeffers - free to Blackburn. I guess Rovers have nothing to lose but don't expect much from the overrated Scouse.

Michael Ballack - Bayern to Chelsea. Selection problems for Mourinho. On World Cup form he may displace....yes... Frank Lampard. Methinks not.

Robert Pires - Arsenal to Villareal. Good riddance to the duck boy.

Tim Howard - Man U to Everton loan. Great pickup by the Toffees. Howard should prove excellent for the first ten games but then deterioate as the season continues.

Andriy Shevchenko - AC Milan to Chelsea. More Chelski Shirt sales in the Ukraine. Chelsea pay heavily for a play who has past his peak.

Cannavaro and Emerson - Juve to Real Madrid.Moves that should have happened three years ago. Finally Real realize that defence is the key to success.

Emile Heskey - Birmingham to Wigan. Should work well with Paul Jewell but don't expect goals galore.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - Free to Carelton. Hasselbaink and Bent to save the Addicks? Maybe but don't expect the South Londoners to do much this year.
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