Football Rumours Archive September 08 2010

 

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08 Sep 2010 23:55:06
First time posting, I work in Football and have a close relationship with agents & certain clubs. Before Rodwell signed his contract, Moyes told him that in 2 years he will be leaving Everton and going to either Man Utd or Arsenal depending on who retires first. He has told him he will be great player if stays with him, so i give it 2 years before you see him leave. . . minimum £25million! T(3)(8)

 

 08 Sep 2010 22:58:40
Dennis Souza set to re-sign for Barnsley FC in the next 7 days following a successful trial.(24)(2)

 

 08 Sep 2010 22:17:16
08 Sep 2010 20:45:29
Peter reid will look at 2 new strikers this week, plus a winger. no idea who the strikers are but peter halmosi will sign on loan with a view to a permanent deal in january, hull will pick up the majority of halmosis wages.

Plymouth can't afford to sign Halmosi on loan and definitely can't afford to sign him permanently. Sheffield United have been trying to do a deal all week, but only want to pay half his wages, which has so far been rejected. A deal with United is far more likely.(1)(2)

 

 08 Sep 2010 21:36:56
If rodwell leaves my guess is it might not even be to man utd, barry for city will need replacing in 2 years and they will blow united away with a bid

What makes you think he would WANT to go to city?? Given the choice Rodwell would rather go to a club with some sort of history or even chelsea. Despite what you may think, if city come up against United, chelsea, madrid, barca then no player will choose city. The only time that will happen is when a club ONLY accept citys bid because it is so big. However i don't see everton telling any player that he can only go to city as they offered the most. They would sell him for a good fee to the club of his choice.(2)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 21:34:43
Chool of science - I beg to differ mate, City paid just 24m for Silva, 24m for Balotelli & just 16m + Ireland (24m) for Milner. if you seriously think you would get more than 20m out of City for Rodwell then you have got another thing coming. They will unsettle him and Everton will be forced to take a cut price offer

rodwell is 19 years old mate, he is by far the most promising youngster about, this lad has everything hes 6ft2 he scores goals his touch, his passing are superb, the lad is gonna be a england regular for years, everton know his value and what he will be worth, hes just signed a 5 year contract so it will tak a massive bid for everton to sell him

school of science - I do see what you are saying Chool but i think 30m is 8-10m too much if he was bought in January i mean. I get the feeling our only disagreement is on the fee? I think 22m would be enough to capture him if he was sold in January, i am thinking you are not budging from 30m? You also seem resigned to him leaving in the next couple of years, what do you think is his fate? Where will he go in your opinion?

Be honest now, even if you do have to grit your teeth.(1)(0)

 

 08 Sep 2010 21:24:16
Chool of science - I beg to differ mate, City paid just 24m for Silva, 24m for Balotelli & just 16m + Ireland (24m) for Milner. if you seriously think you would get more than 20m out of City for Rodwell then you have got another thing coming. They will unsettle him and Everton will be forced to take a cut price offer

rodwell is 19 years old mate, he is by far the most promising youngster about, this lad has everything hes 6ft2 he scores goals his touch , his passing are superb, the lad is gonna be a england regular for years, everton know his value and what he will be worth, hes just signed a 5 year contract so it will tak a massive bid for everton to sell him
school of science(0)(0)

 

 08 Sep 2010 20:45:29
Peter reid will look at 2 new strikers this week, plus a winger. no idea who the strikers are but peter halmosi will sign on loan with a view to a permanent deal in january, hull will pick up the majority of halmosis wages.(6)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 20:55:47
My sources tell me that Cardiff Boss Dave Jones will be the new wales manager as he is best rated and loved by the wales players. If this happens expect savage to come out of retirment and play for him. He will name Ryan Giggs as his assistant straight away. Giggs will then most likely sign for Cardiff City Fc next season to stay with Jones.(1)(19)

 

 08 Sep 2010 21:02:28
All this crap about rodwell in player exchange plus 10m, get real everton wanted owen over a season ago, he spent half of last season injured, michael owen is finished, everton have better players than carrick in the same position, (arteta and fellaini) so why would everton want him, if rodwell leaves my guess is it might not even be to man utd, barry for city will need replacing in 2 years and they will blow united away with a bid

school of science - I beg to differ mate, City paid just 24m for Silva, 24m for Balotelli & just 16m + Ireland (24m) for Milner. if you seriously think you would get more than 20m out of City for Rodwell then you have got another thing coming. They will unsettle him and Everton will be forced to take a cut price offer.

Manchester United have a good relationship with Everton and will certainly prefer to deal with them rather than City.(2)(1)

 

 08 Sep 2010 21:05:32
Due to lack of first team football, West Bromwich Albion full back Joe Mattock is in line for a shock return to his former club Leicester City when the loan window re-opens. Reports suggest that the Leicester born player could be heading back to the Walkers Stadium after current Foxes boss Paulo Sousa is said to be highly interested in the England U21 international. However, such a return would be extremetly unpopular with the City faithful after the way the youngster left the club under former boss Nigel Pearson.(11)(6)

 

 08 Sep 2010 20:39:48
All this crap about rodwell in player exchange plus 10m, get real everton wanted owen over a season ago, he spent half of last season injured, michael owen is finished, everton have better players than carrick in the same position, (arteta and fellaini) so why would everton want him, if rodwell leaves my guess is it might not even be to man utd, barry for city will need replacing in 2 years and they will blow united away with a bid
school of science(5)(6)

 

 08 Sep 2010 20:09:58
Glenn Roeder to become Sc thorpe boss, once Nigel Adkins moves to Southampton.(6)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 19:47:55
Bookmakers have suspended betting on Nigel Adkins becoming the next Southampton manager.
Also the southern daily echo sy "Adkins on brink of Saints job".

Nothing official yet but it only seems a matter of time now(9)(14)

 

 08 Sep 2010 18:52:59
Nigel Adkins will be named as Southampton manager this week.(22)(17)

 

 08 Sep 2010 18:31:24
08 Sep 2010 16:24:08
Southampton look set to win the race for bermudan duo Dominic collicott and Tom Brent watch this space


No we're not. These two are made up as were Lemoni Bananape and Benji Dreadspliff who've recently been mentioned on here. Eds, search these players before posting rumours like these although I did lol at the bananape one :D(6)(17)

 

 08 Sep 2010 17:30:17
All of this talk about Rodwell for Owen and Carrick, are you all on something? they're both over the hill and/ or rubbish. Rodwell could be the next Steven Gerrard, so in a word he is Priceless! stop talking s te please everyone, Moyes won't sell him for less than £30m. Carrick - £7m? Owen - £2m?

@Exactly, he COULD be the next Gerrard, unlikely as he would be used as a defensive midfielder or center back, at the moment he is far from Gerro's standard and could end up being another average player like 10m Curtis Davies. When there is an element of risk clubs do not pay 30m for risky players.

Also Moyes will get little say in the matter, if Kenright received an offer of 20 million, he would decide regardless of what Moyes thinks and i think 20m is too much to turn down, Rooney was a much better prospect and he went for 19m plus 6.6m in add-ons, money was flowing back then unlike nowadays, with a huge recession and Everton feeling the brunt of it, which is why they never signed anyone this summer i think 20m will be accepted or at least 20m plus 3-4m in add-ons!(13)(9)

 

 08 Sep 2010 17:11:13
@Come on lad Arteta is far from being world class, hes a decent player but he is nowhere near world class. Arteta is on 75k a week, Everton would have no problems paying both Owen and Carrick 50k a week. Carrick would only have to take a pay cut of just 17k a week, 8.5k a week after tax. {Edi's Note - Between all three players on the wages stated, that is over £8.5million a year in wages - that isn't taking into account people like Cahill, Jagielka and Howard who too must be on relatively high wages - it wouldn't be feasible for Everton to take on both Carrick & Owen as they simply couldnt afford to do so}

@Ed do you think cash plus Carrick is a likely bid? I mean three separate newspapers have quoted 10m plus Carrick, a couple papers have said 12m plus carrick, Carrick is not getting a game and its no secret United want Rodwell.

So what do you think will come of all this in your opinion?

{Editor's Note: I would expect Everton to hold out for a large cash sum.}

@Ed what do you think is his true fee, what will Everton accept? I do not mean silly amounts, just realistic. I think 20m is too much for Everton to turn down. What do you think? {ed's note - I think that would be rejected, I would think they would want 25m for him, maybe even 30m. The new homegrown rule has increased his value significantly.}

@Ed i agree with you on most things but there is no way anyone would pay 30m for Rodwell, when Moyes said he would cost Manchester United 30m that is their way of saying 20m, as if they wanted 30m they would have said 40m, you know how it works in today's climate. 22-25m is possible but that would be the absolute maximum and 8-10m of it would be add-ons.

Ed do you think 25-30m upfront or do you mean maybe 17m upfront plus the rest in add-ons? Its just no one pays 30m for one single player anymore, City only paid Ireland plus 16m for Milner & 6m of the 16m is to be paid in installments.

So do you think it would be largely add-ons?
{Edi's Note - a large sum would be paid up front, but of course additional fees would also take up a lot of money. I'd expect any additional fees to be appearance related for both club and country and on how many trophies he wins - but lets not get carried away, as yet there is no transfer happening. It shouldnt be ruled out as Man Utd and Everton do tend to do a lot of business, but Fergie won't buy him until he needs him}(3)(6)

 

 08 Sep 2010 17:14:54
Theo Robinson of Huddersfield Town to sign for Millwall on 93 day loan.

Gaz(16)(12)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:44:48
All of this talk about Rodwell for Owen and Carrick, are you all on something? they're both over the hill and/ or rubbish. Rodwell could be the next Steven Gerrard, so in a word he is Priceless! stop talking s te please everyone, Moyes won't sell him for less than £30m. Carrick - £7m? Owen - £2m?(8)(6)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:42:40
@Come on lad Arteta is far from being world class, hes a decent player but he is nowhere near world class. Arteta is on 75k a week, Everton would have no problems paying both Owen and Carrick 50k a week. Carrick would only have to take a pay cut of just 17k a week, 8.5k a week after tax. {Edi's Note - Between all three players on the wages stated, that is over £8.5million a year in wages - that isn't taking into account people like Cahill, Jagielka and Howard who too must be on relatively high wages - it wouldn't be feasible for Everton to take on both Carrick & Owen as they simply couldnt afford to do so}

@Ed do you think cash plus Carrick is a likely bid? I mean three separate newspapers have quoted 10m plus Carrick, a couple papers have said 12m plus carrick, Carrick is not getting a game and its no secret United want Rodwell.

So what do you think will come of all this in your opinion?

{Editor's Note: I would expect Everton to hold out for a large cash sum.}

@Ed what do you think is his true fee, what will Everton accept? I do not mean silly amounts, just realistic. I think 20m is too much for Everton to turn down. What do you think? {ed's note - I think that would be rejected, I would think they would want 25m for him, maybe even 30m. The new homegrown rule has increased his value significantly.}(2)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:09:02
08 Sep 2010 08:36:11
I can't believe what I see sometimes. M O'N to Southampton?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

From the UEFA Cup Final with Celtic, to top 6 finishes with Villa (linked with the Man Utd job next), and So'ton fans are getting excited over him becoming manager.

STOP BEING DAFT

Phil Brown or some crap manager to manage what is essentially a small club these days.Mate who wrote this Southampton have MONEY and have nice facilities. Why can't he be manager football is all about money nowadays.(13)(10)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:10:21
Southampton to sign Bermudan striker Tom brent onloan from Pirelli pirates(4)(20)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:24:08
Southampton look set to win the race for bermudan duo Dominic collicott and Tom Brent watch this space(4)(21)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:25:21
@Come on lad Arteta is far from being world class, hes a decent player but he is nowhere near world class. Arteta is on 75k a week, Everton would have no problems paying both Owen and Carrick 50k a week. Carrick would only have to take a pay cut of just 17k a week, 8.5k a week after tax. {Edi's Note - Between all three players on the wages stated, that is over £8.5million a year in wages - that isn't taking into account people like Cahill, Jagielka and Howard who too must be on relatively high wages - it wouldn't be feasible for Everton to take on both Carrick & Owen as they simply couldnt afford to do so}

@Ed do you think cash plus Carrick is a likely bid? I mean three separate newspapers have quoted 10m plus Carrick, a couple papers have said 12m plus carrick, Carrick is not getting a game and its no secret United want Rodwell.

So what do you think will come of all this in your opinion?

{Editor's Note: I would expect Everton to hold out for a large cash sum.}(5)(3)

 

 08 Sep 2010 16:07:31
"Carrick & Owen are on pretty low salaries between 3m - 4.2m euros. Everton can afford these wages as Arteta is on 4.75m euros."

They broke the bank for Arteta because they couldn't make a lot of money on him and he's beyond amazing, world class status. Neither Carrick nor Owen are near him in skill. With Owen always being injured and Carrick's horrendous skill, losing Rodwell for both of them would be the BIGGEST mistake Everton could do. They were struggling to give one player 4.75m a season, they can't do it for more than one player.

@Come on lad Arteta is far from being world class, hes a decent player but he is nowhere near world class. Arteta is on 75k a week, Everton would have no problems paying both Owen and Carrick 50k a week. Carrick would only have to take a pay cut of just 17k a week, 8.5k a week after tax. {Edi's Note - Between all three players on the wages stated, that is over £8.5million a year in wages - that isn't taking into account people like Cahill, Jagielka and Howard who too must be on relatively high wages - it wouldnt be feasible for Everton to take on both Carrick & Owen as they simply couldnt afford to do so}(9)(4)

 

 08 Sep 2010 15:29:26
Martin O'Neill spotted mediating with a Southampton Shirt on, this is NOT a joke, expected to be announced shortly in the news. WATCH THIS SPACE.

To the person that wrote this!? - Are you sure you meant 'Mediating'? - Check the Definition -

Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or "appropriate dispute resolution", aims to determine the conditions of any settlements reached rather than accepting something imposed by a third party. . .

And why would he need to do this in a Saints shirt!?! LOL

My bad, I meant talking to the media. {ed's note - in a Saints shirt? Why would that not be headline news on SSN if true?}(7)(35)

 

 08 Sep 2010 15:29:29
"Carrick & Owen are on pretty low salaries between 3m - 4.2m euros. Everton can afford these wages as Arteta is on 4.75m euros."

They broke the bank for Arteta because they couldn't make a lot of money on him and he's beyond amazing, world class status. Neither Carrick nor Owen are near him in skill. With Owen always being injured and Carrick's horrendous skill, losing Rodwell for both of them would be the BIGGEST mistake Everton could do. They were struggling to give one player 4.75m a season, they can't do it for more than one player.(5)(3)

 

 08 Sep 2010 14:36:58
Carrick & Owen are on pretty low salaries between 3m - 4.2m euros. Everton can afford these wages as Arteta is on 4.75m euros.

{Edi's Note - I'd think Carrick is definitely on more than Arteta, and Owen will be fairly close to both}

ED MICHAEL OWEN IS ON JUST 50K A WEEK AND MICHAEL CARRICK IS ON 67K A WEEK, BOTH OF THEIR SALARIES ARE NOT UNDISCLOSED SO ARE THERE FOR ANYONE TO SEE. MICHAEL OWEN HAD TO TAKE OVER A 50% PAY CUT FROM HIS NEWCASTLE SALARY.

BERBATOV IS ONLY ON 79K A WEEK, VALENCIA IS ON JUST 70K A WEEK, MACHEDA IS ON 30K A WEEK. VIDIC IS ON 89K A WEEK, GIGGS & SCHOLES ARE ON 89K A WEEK, ROONEY IS ON 89K A WEEK AND RIO IS ON 107K A WEEK (OUR HIGHEST PAID PLAYER) BOTH GERRARD AND TORRES ARE ON MORE THAN ANYONE AT UNITED, THEY ARE BOTH ON AROUND 117K A WEEK.

DO THOSE FIGURES SURPRISE YOU ED?

{Editor's Note: That is still over £6M a year plus additional other costs such as insurance still means that unless Everton really want these players it makes little financial sense.}(2)(8)

 

 08 Sep 2010 14:19:59
08 Sep 2010 13:59:56
Martin O'Neill spotted mediating with a Southampton Shirt on, this is NOT a joke, expected to be announced shortly in the news. WATCH THIS SPACE.

To the person that wrote this!? - Are you sure you meant 'Mediating'?? - Check the Definition -

Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or "appropriate dispute resolution", aims to determine the conditions of any settlements reached rather than accepting something imposed by a third party. . .

And why would he need to do this in a Saints shirt!?! LOL(2)(21)

 

 08 Sep 2010 14:08:20
"i hear United want to offer 12m plus Michael Owen & Michael Carrick for Jack, Jack will only leave if Everton accept a bid, as he is happy in Liverpool."

The difficulty with this is the wages that Michael Owen & Michael Carrick would demand £4M to £5M a year each. I don't think that Everton would be in a position to spend anything like that amount on wages.

Sharkey.

why would everton want carrick or owen, they can't get a game for united, if united want rodwell they will have to pay alot of money .

school of science - Its not a case of why would you Everton fans want Owen and Carrick, the important thing is David Moyes wants both Owen and Carrick. Neville, Howard & saha could not get games for Manure but they are first team players for Everton.

Trust me these two players plus even 10 million Everton could not turn down. With the 10 million Everton could buy two more half decent players. Four players for Jack Rodwell is a perfect deal for the Everton board.

{Editor's Note: It would cost Everton most of the £10M in wages in the first year for Carrick and Owen - at the best best I doubt that no more than a couple of million would be left after taking account of the additional wages.}(3)(9)

 

08 Sep 2010 14:02:36
"i hear United want to offer 12m plus Michael Owen & Michael Carrick for Jack, Jack will only leave if Everton accept a bid, as he is happy in Liverpool."

The difficulty with this is the wages that Michael Owen & Michael Carrick would demand - £4M to £5M a year each. I don't think that Everton would be in a position to spend anything like that amount on wages.

Sharkey.

Carrick & Owen are on pretty low salaries between 3m - 4.2m euros. Everton can afford these wages as Arteta is on 4.75m euros.

{Edi's Note - I'd think Carrick is definitely on more than Arteta, and Owen will be fairly close to both}(2)(7)

 

 08 Sep 2010 13:49:20
Titus Bramble has been linked with a sensational move to Argentina side River Plate. The River manager is going on record as saying " I need somebody who can head the ball out from defense. It is something we are lacking at the moment, So Titus fits the bill perfectly"

The only stumbling point to the transfer appears to be River Plate financial situation. River appear unable to meet Sunderlands asking price of £500,000. {Edi's Note - Didn't Sunderland only buy him this summer for a fee rumoured to be around £1 million, i dont think they'd accept half a million pound loss on a player - especially as Steve Bruce really rates him }(2)(28)

 

 08 Sep 2010 13:59:56
Martin O'Neill spotted mediating with a Southampton Shirt on, this is NOT a joke, expected to be announced shortly in the news. WATCH THIS SPACE.(5)(30)

 

 08 Sep 2010 13:46:33
"i hear United want to offer 12m plus Michael Owen & Michael Carrick for Jack, Jack will only leave if Everton accept a bid, as he is happy in Liverpool."

The difficulty with this is the wages that Michael Owen & Michael Carrick would demand - £4M to £5M a year each. I don't think that Everton would be in a position to spend anything like that amount on wages.

Sharkey - HI SHARKZ, CARRICK IS ON 67K A WEEK AND OWEN IS ON JUST 50K A WEEK. THE REASON HE TOOK A MAJOR REDUCTION IN PAY WAS BECAUSE ALEX TOLD HIM HE WOULD BE A BIT PART PLAYER. OWEN EVEN OFFERED TO A PAY AS YOU PLAY DEAL. BUT UNITED WERE HAPPY TO PAY HIM A MERE 50K A WEEK. EVERTON CAN AFFORD BOTH CARRICK'S AND OWEN'S WAGES AND OWEN IS A LIFELONG EVERTON FAN AND MOYES IS A BIG FAN OF OWEN JUST LIKE ALEX. I'M SURE THE PAIR WOULD ALSO TAKE PAY CUTS IF NEEDED AS IT BETTER THAN SPENDING YOUR DAYS SAT ON A UNITED BENCH, OR I'M SURE UNITED WOULD MAKE UP THE REST OF THEIR WAGES FOR THAT YEAR ALONE? HERE'S A BIT FROM A NEWS PAPER JUST BEFORE UNITED SIGNED OWEN.

"But Sir Alex Ferguson has decided that with Owen a free agent, it is a gamble worth taking. The United manager is hopeful that his big-match temperament will yield a glut of goals, while Owen will be thrilled after four nightmare years at St James' Park.

The deal will require Owen to accept a huge drop in salary from the £120,000 a week he was earning on Tyneside. Everton, who made an offer this week, had been willing to pay a basic salary of about £50,000 a week. Manchester United have offered a similar amount"(6)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 13:30:25
Question for the Editor, do you know the Liam Jacob story? He was a Liverpool GK at under 16 level but now he plays for Manchester United.

Was he stolen from Liverpool? I mean this kid turned 16 last month and he is already 6ft 3in. United also took a Charlton player Sean McGinty also just 16, i thought Liverpool had a deal set up with Charlton since the Jonjo deal? A deal that says anyone special from their academy is offered to Liverpool first, So how did United nab these players?

Editor do you have the time to answer the question? If not then no worries. {ed's note - as far as I know Jacob was only on trial at Liverpool, and had a trial at United too, it was United that he ended up signing for. I don't see the relevance of the Shelvey deal to McGinty, as I am pretty sure he joined United in 2009.}(2)(5)

 

 08 Sep 2010 12:29:58
Ryan Giggs would love to be the Wales manager, but the time is not right for him yet.

He will retire from playing at the end of next season, along with Paul Scholes, and may make a move to Cardiff City next season regardless of what league they are in as he has wanted to see his career out with his home town club.

Chris Coleman is favourite to get the Wales job, as Sven and Martin O'Neill have priced themselves out of the running. However, Roberto Martinez might be a shock inclusion on the short list IF he is given the push at Wigan. The Portuguese manager may not have been most people's choice, but he is a very astute manager who is highly thought of by Sir Alex Ferguson among other leading Premiership managers.

can't see anything wrong with this m8 - i heard the same thing and my source is in the bbc wales sports department, they been told that an announcement is likely tomorrow and that it'll be ta-ta to toshy.

martinez would b a shock but he's a decent enough manager and if he's interested then interview him. still think coleman will be the manager by the start of bulgaria match and flynn will resort back to u21s which is what he's best at.

least we're not gonna get blobby gould back! {ed's note - isn't Martinez Spanish?}(11)(8)

 

 08 Sep 2010 12:28:05
Les Read will move across and become first team manager with dave Merrington coming back to saints as academy director(7)(31)

 

 08 Sep 2010 12:19:51
I have heard that Southampton will appoint Joe Kinnear as Director of Football and Nifel Adkins as Manager by Friday.(9)(30)

 

 08 Sep 2010 11:49:29
Unsigned wrote at 08 Sep 2010 00:58:01:

"i hear United want to offer 12m plus Michael Owen & Michael Carrick for Jack, Jack will only leave if Everton accept a bid, as he is happy in Liverpool."

The difficulty with this is the wages that Michael Owen & Michael Carrick would demand - £4M to £5M a year each. I don't think that Everton would be in a position to spend anything like that amount on wages.

Sharkey.

 

08 Sep 2010 11:03:08
My dad is a taxi driver and has just picked up big ron atkinson from southampton airport and taken him to sfc(22)(42)

 

 08 Sep 2010 10:17:43
According to Sky Sports this morning, Sc thorpe manager Nigel Adkins set to open talks with Southampton about the vacant managers job.

Lets face it, this is more likely to happen than O'Neill coming. Adkins has got a very small club promoted twice from League 1 so he has the experience.(44)(11)

 

 08 Sep 2010 10:34:13
To this guy. .

06 Sep 2010 14:12:43
walsall are lining up Mark Kinsella to replace chris hutchings if results do not improve by the hartlepool game on september 25th

Ive also heard this, but Ive heard hes got until the 18th, the Swindon game.(13)(7)

 

 08 Sep 2010 09:05:35
Ryan Giggs would love to be the Wales manager, but the time is not right for him yet.

He will retire from playing at the end of next season, along with Paul Scholes, and may make a move to Cardiff City next season regardless of what league they are in as he has wanted to see his career out with his home town club.

Chris Coleman is favourite to get the Wales job, as Sven and Martin O'Neill have priced themselves out of the running. However, Roberto Martinez might be a shock inclusion on the short list IF he is given the push at Wigan. The Portuguese manager may not have been most people's choice, but he is a very astute manager who is highly thought of by Sir Alex Ferguson among other leading Premiership managers.(12)(29)

 

 08 Sep 2010 08:36:11
I can't believe what I see sometimes. M O'N to Southampton?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?!

From the UEFA Cup Final with Celtic, to top 6 finishes with Villa (linked with the Man Utd job next), and So'ton fans are getting excited over him becoming manager.

STOP BEING DAFT

Phil Brown or some crap manager to manage what is essentially a small club these days.(41)(30)

 

 08 Sep 2010 00:58:01
I keep hearing Manchester United are preparing to blow 20m on two targets in January, Jack Rodwell & Sotiris Ninis are the targets. Ninis has an 8m buy out clause & i hear United want to offer 12m plus Michael Owen & Michael Carrick for Jack, Jack will only leave if Everton accept a bid, as he is happy in Liverpool.

I have also heard that United expect Giggs, Carrick, Owen, Hargreaves & Neville to be gone by this time next year, places need to be made for Cleverley, Diouf, Smalling & Obertan. And most surprising of all i hear Fergus expects Van Der Sar and Scholes to play on for an extra year again, although a keeper will still be purchased next summer. I have no idea who the keeper is but i do know that United have been monitoring David De Gea.

With these high paid players leaving United, Neville, Carrick, Hargreaves & Giggs are all each on 80-90k a week, the Glazers will give Alex a 30m war chest on the condition that the team he builds before the start of the 2011-12 season is the team he will have to do with as the Glazers will be giving Fergus just 10m a year to play around with for future seasons. Well 10m plus sales that is.

I heard most of this from my 82 year old Grandad and he is a Bury fan. He has been right about a few things before mind so i guess time will tell if he is right about this.(16)(36)

 

 08 Sep 2010 01:00:11
Leicester City talk

Leicester City to sign Benji Dreadspliff from Yamon FC, he currently plays in the non professional Jamaican League(30)(43)

 

 08 Sep 2010 01:53:29
Rotherham are set to offer trials to Liechtenstein players jehle and burgmeier of fc Vaduz(11)(19)

 

 







 

 
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