Football Rumours Archive February 12 2008


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Liverpool will finishfourth this season and Rafa will get another chance next season and this time Summer Rafa will make a huge change in the squad

GK: reina, itandje, bouzanis

CB: Agger, Carragher, garay, skrtel

LB: insua, Kaladze

RB: lahm, Arbeloa

CM: Mascherano, Lucas, Gerrard, Martinez

RM: young, Yossi

LM: menez, Kewell

ST: Torres, carew, aguero, Kuyt

outs: hypia (retire), Finnan (sold), Riise (sold), Aurelio (sold), Alonso (swapped with Martinez), Penant, leto, Crouch, Voronin.

Rafa will continue his rotation but this time he will have quality players to rotate with.

Kewell will only get a one year contract and will eventually be replace by hamill or Leto when they will break into the first team squad.

  Possiblity of Clarence Seedorf to come to Celtic as season end.

Where is 51 n counting hiding

Defoe? Gattuso? etc. etc to the Rangers Ha.Ha.


90 percent TRUE

man united–ins

Alex (vasco)







yohan goufran

jeremy menez

sergio mota



david silva

daniel alves


van der vaart


daniel de rossi

  This will appeal to all MAN UNITED FANS:

Well you will be glad to know Man United will suprise a lot of people this Summer. The usual names like BERBATOV, HUNTELAAR, LAHM AND VELESO are all wide of the mark.

As we already know the Fabio and Rafael deal are completed. Joining them will be ALEX from vasco £4 million, no one probably knows about this kid but he is touted has the next Ronaldinho and Gerrard combined.

Seconly has we are short on both the forwards and right wing back departments. Expect to see RAFINHA join for a fee of £7 million, and the sensation to be, KARIM BENZEMA also joining for a fee of £18–20 million.

Has he intends to follow his idol THIERRY HENRY to England and follow or better his legacy in the premier–league. Man United will not only swoop for the present but for the future also. United will swoop for LULINHA, WIJNALDUM AND GIOVINCO also OSCAR USTARI dubbed the next GIGI BUFFON if not better.

However these individuals will go out on loan to get the first team experience required.

Finally the purchase of MANUCHO is very significant. He is going to be better than kanu and Adebayor together. just wait and see. enjoy. GeNZ

  Ian Dowie and Tim flowers to move to Southampton after being sacked from Coventry, both ex saints legends

  Steven Fletcher to sign for Real Madrid Or Man United in the Summer for £4/£5 million.

  Expect Ian Holloway to be sacked as manager of Leicester City within the next 48 hours. This comes on the back of a poor run of results, bad signings during the transfer window and increased unrest amongst some of the clubs star players. Milan will immediately announce the appointment of long term target Iain Dowie as the clubs new manager following his departure from Coventry City.

  Barnsley manager, Simon Davey, will be signing people on pre contracts as well as letting them go.

Paul Reid will be going to Carlisle United on Bosman ruling, Sam Togwell will be farmed out to Port Vale for a loan spell, Kayode Odejayi will sign for Scunthorpe United for £150,000, Bobby Hassell will join Derby County, DWayne Mattis will join MK Dons and Miguel Mostto will go back to Peru.

Davey will bring in a huge amount of players. He will start with the permanent transfer of Derby player Lewin Nyatanga, Aaron Hughes will join on a six month loan spell from Fulham, goalkeeper Artur Krysiak will join for £150,000 from Birmingham City and Liam Bridcutt shall join on loan from Chelsea for a who season.

  From somebody in the know. Following Saturdays defeat to Plymouth Milan Mandarics patience has already run out with Ian Holloway. Apparently his next target will be Tony Pullis from Stoke. Mandaric has connections with Pullis from their days at Portsmouth. He has been impressed with the job Pullis has done at Stoke but might have to wait until the end of the season with Pullis wanting to finish the promotion campaign. Pullis will leave whatever the result with Leicester and Southampton already chasing him. Pullis fears that Stoke might be as bad as Derby however unlikely that might seem.

  Aston Villa despite their impressive form will strengthen dramatically.


Scott Carson £8 million

Curtis Davies £8 million

Pascal Chimbonda £7 million

Eidur Gudjohnsen £6 million


Stiliyan Petrov £6 million

Luke Moore £3 million

Tomas Sorensen £2 million

  With Alan Hutton already impressing, expect more departures from the SPL.

Although he cannot run, Kris Boyd can score, and as a result, Pancho Villa of North London, will sign Boyd to join Hutton at WHL, £8 million being bandied about.

McGeady will definitely be off, figures ranging from £12 million – £20 million, with Newcastle now favourites (along with 365 players from 14 continents so says KK).

SAF now looking more keenly at Brown's situation at Parkhead, and may launch a bid. Although canny he will have to cough up the princely sum of £17 million.

Looking further North, the Terrors may lose Levein to a mid table EPL club that have just received a huge cash boost, and want a strong manager to take the helm.

JJ off into the Killie sunset, with fat Boab due to return.

The above are 85 percent – 100 percent fact.

Buddhabhoy, on the inside telling you on the outside what is going on inside.

  Firstly expect Walsall's Richard Money to be unveiled as the new Coventry manager some time next week. The Sky Blues allowed Dowie to sign Scott Dann and Daniel Fox from Walsall in January knowing full well that Money was to become boss sometime in the future.

Also to the person who said Rafa is looking at J. Martinez of Atletico. He actually plays for Athletic Bilbao and definitely is not on Rafa's radar as he's to similar to what they have already. Yes, he's a great talent but is not the finished article yet.

Oh and to everyone else. Football Manager is a game and making rumours up based on it is a little bit sad.

  Since I mentioned Henry to Liverpool last week it seems to have caught on with everyone else, well I have some more news today. Liverpool v Barnsley this weekend and do not be shocked to see Nemeth on the bench, Liverpool have a few special young players and due to injuries amongst other things they will be playing first team football sooner rather then later.

Expect big changes at Chelsea this Summer, Grant will stay, Drobga, Lampard, Cole (Ashley) and Pizzaro will go in will come Modric, Ronaldinho, Richards and Lulhina.

Man United will only sign 1–2 players Huntelaar and Boswinga (the Porto right back)

Arsenal no major changes big name signings it's not there way expect a few more youngsters and Vela will be eligble to play, and my word his a talent.

  Benzema and Ben Arfa will both sign new long term deals with massive buy out clauses to keep them out of the clutches of Europes top clubs. –MB– Samir Nasri will move to Real Madrid replacing Gago who will go to Valencia. –MB– Arouna Kone will move to Liverpool in exchange for Dirk Kuyt and two million pounds. –MB–

  Sky Blue Rumours –

Was Dowies sacking a little premature? Won 20 Lost 21 Drew 8. The stats speak for themselves. A move most definitely needed to give the team a desired kick up the derriere. Expect Nigel Pearson to be named as the new boss within the next week.

  Crystal Palace to sign Danny Webber and Dean Brill on loan

  Junior Agogo is considering offers from Queens Park Rangers, the Hammers as well as Borussia Dortmund. –MB–

  Liverpool will play 4–4–1–1 next season due to the new signings of:

Diego (15 million)

Wayne Bridge (7 million)

Javi Martinez (12 million)

Estaban Granero (3 million)

Diego Capel (6 million)

Andrey Voronin (Free)

Xabi Alonso (15 million)

John Arne Riise (6 million)

Scott Carson (8 million)

Danny Guthrie (2 million)

Sebastian Leto (2.5 million)

  liverpool fc ins and outs:

Leaving in the Summer will be:









Le Tallec


+ two or three youth players

Bought in during the Summer will be:

Thierry Henry (Barcelona) – it will happen

Mancini (Roma)

There will simply not be the huge amount of money at Anfield that everyone expects there to be, the money gained from selling a raft load of players will balance Mancini and Henrys arrivals.

Since Rafa joined, he's been pumping in young players left right and centre. Watch the focus fall on these players next year.

Expect to see in the later part of this season, and next season, players like Danny Guthrie, Paul Anderson, Nabil El Zhar, Jack Hobbs and Steve Darby intergrated into the first team with pressure from exiciting youngsters such as Jordy Brouwer, Craig Lindfield, Kristan Nemeth, Mikel San Jose, Jay Spearing, Damien Plessis, Ray Putterill and the extremely talented young German Marvin Pourie.

Alot of people forget that Liverpool have won the last two FA Youth Cups.

We'll lose to Inter, finishfourth in the league, and lose in the FA Cup final. The knives will all be out. But next year. look out.


  A number of clubs are looking at young Derby County defender Miles Addison who is out of contract in the Summer. The teams include Sunderland, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Sheff United and Nottingham Forest.


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