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Bent -Yes, Young -no, Owen -yes (if less than 10 mil.), Christy -see yer, Rochembach-f%&ck off (he is a real waste of skin), Xavier-rehabs that way pal, Parnaby-bye bye etc etc......
Seems to me that Southgate is wisely reducing the age of the squad, and (being a defender himself) building his own team around the back four, which is a good thing.
However, the Midfield & striker situation is looking grim -
Mendieta-been shit for ages now, get rid of pronto.
Boateng- Past his best, still gives 100% but too slow and cant hold the middle of the park like he used to.
Cattermole- Could step into Georges shoes, terrific tackler and a natural born meathead…..he was probably born with stubble.
Rochembach- Brazilean ! Ha! So he trimmed his pubes once!
Downing- Inconsistent and at times lacks confidence.
Morrison- I had hoped would be our Paul Scholes but at times plays more like Pope John Paul.
Adam Johnson-Looks skilful & dangerous but needs more games under his belt.
Viduka -(31 years) looking for his last contract, & can leave on a free...so I reckon he will opt for a taste of glory in his Autumn playing years by going to one of the top table sides.
Yakuba- possibly off to Fenerbahce, I don’t want to lose him but perhaps continental football will suit his "energy efficient" style more.
Morrison -no real experience and so far not a proven goal scorer
Jason Euell- why the hell did we sign him? Was there a mix up over the phone and Southgate was trying to sign Harry Kewell.
We need a creative midfielder who can open up defences with good running & passing and if we lose our main strikers, a proven goal scorer (Bent would do) or else Bernie Slaven might well be lacing his boots up come the start of next season.
Euell is definately a big question. I think he was brought in as experience as the 11.55p...
Euell is definately a big question. I think he was brought in as experience as the 11.55pm mark of the transfer deadline loomed. He played in games at the start of the season but was probably only ever on Charlton´s bench for a good reason. Didn´t he get a dream move to Rangers where he never played?
My shout for Tony MacMahon proved ill fated. Yep he´s injured again!!!!!!!
Old #$%$ #$%$ has looked less assured than Bambi on her first ice outing. He´s been unlucky in hitting the wood work and being brought down by John O´Shea in the Man U game. Yes Sir Al he touched the ball. However if you sweep the players legs away before you touch the ball it´s still a pen. So not sure how he is going to fitting in.
Plenty of players leaving which has to be good for the wage bill, 40,000 for Mendi a week? Probably.
So that must mean there is room for guys to come into the squad/first team?
Shame about Porritt leaving. He´s touted as the best player in position in his age group. He was also the kiddie being touted round the top clubs by his agent in the bung TV show.
Still think we need a second keeper. Jones and Turnbull are getting older at last but I don´t think many strikers worry about them keeping goal.
Still it could be worse. We could #$%$ 50m a season and still end up going backwards, then having a 17m star sod off for peanuts after 13 games! Come to Boro Micky, look how well Woody is doing! Your team not won anything in how many years??????????
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Yes real shame about Porrit...he should have been offered proffesional terms...his agent s...
Yes real shame about Porrit...he should have been offered proffesional terms...his agent sounds a real slimy f%&ker though