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.