Archive | July 25, 2013

Time for Spurs to make transfer gamble

…When news broke on Monday that Tottenham are refusing to meet Valencia’s €30 million asking price for their striker Roberto Soldado, the alarms bells ringing in the office of Villas-Boas and new sporting director Franco Baldini created a din that could be heard in the homes of the club’s vast army of supporters. Tottenham fans […]

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Rooney domino effect creating United quandary

…It was early spring, shortly before that fateful Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, when Alex Ferguson reportedly came to a conclusion. It wasn’t about his future, but rather that of the player once considered the future of Manchester United. Although 27 and notionally entering the prime of his career, Rooney had gradually come to […]

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No lessons learned from Suarez history

This is all starting to feel vaguely familiar. If the build-up to Luis Suarez’s seemingly inevitable exit from Liverpool mirrored that of his departure from Ajax – the wonderful goal-scoring form, the suggestion that he cannot fulfil his ambitions at his current club, the sudden taste for human flesh – then the act of it […]

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