3 Sep 2011

Premiership winner and loser summer 2011

It’s difficult to compare the teams in the premiership when one is using winner and loser. The gap between the top 6 teams and the rest of the league is huge and there for not worth mentioning. That being said I would rate Arsenal as the loser when the window closed.  Arsene Wenger did a lot of good work signing Mikel Arteta (Everton), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea, loan), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), and Park Cho Young (Monaco) before the window closed. But in my opinion I can’t see Gunners being able to replace the creativity from former captain Fabregas and French international star Nasri. Even though I rate Arsenal as the losers in this transfer window I want to give a shout out to all the Wenger haters out there. Arsene Wenger is a world class manager, and The Gunners won’t find any better out there, so stop the wining and back your team instead.

Manchester City
The winner of this transfer is in my opinion Manchester City without of doubt.  Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Stefan Savic (Partizan Belgrade), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Samir Nasri (Arsenal) and Owen Hargreaves (free). Clichy has already proved himself as one of the best backs in the premiership, while Savic is one of the most talented defenders in the world. Aguero have showed the fans what he can do from day one, and Nasri is in my opinion one of the best players in the world when you look at flair and creativity. The signing of Hargreaves on the final day on the window is a strange signing, but if the Canadian born Englishman can get back in shape he is a quality player.  

Queens Park Rangers
When looking outside of the top teams I feel QPR did a lot of good signings. Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff, free), Kieron Dyer (West Ham, free), DJ Campbell (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham, free), Joey Barton (Newcastle, free), Brian Murphy (Ipswich, free), Luke Young (Aston Villa), Bruno Perone (free), Armand Traore (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City) and Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland). Warnock have signed players with premiership experience and I think they have done enough this summer to make sure that the club stays up this season.

Norwich City
Norwich is the team that sticks out for me in a negative way when looking at their transfers. James Vaughan (Everton), Steve Morison (Millwall), Eliot Bennett (Brighton), Ritchie de Laet (Manchester United), Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield), Bradley Johnson (Leeds, free), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham, loan) and Daniel Ayala (Liverpool). It is very little premiership experience in the signings and players like James Vaughan and Ritchie de Laet don’t look strong enough even though they have experience from this level. I can’t see Norwich stay up this season even though I fancy the Canaries as a club.

English premiership transfers summer 2011

Arsenal:Carl Jenkinson (Charlton), Gervinho (Lille), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southampton), Joel Campbell (Saprissa), Mikel Arteta (Everton), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea, loan), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce), Park Cho Young (Monaco)

Aston Villa: Shay Given (Manchester City), Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan), Alan Hutton (Tottenham), Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham, loan)

Blackburn: David Goodwillie (Dundee United), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade), Simon Vukcevic (Sporting Lisbon), Bruno Ribeiro (free), Scott Dann (Blackburn)

Bolton: Chris Eagles (Burnley), Tyrone Mears (Burnley), Darren Pratley (Swansea, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa, free), Dedryck Boyata (Manchester City, loan), Tuncay (Wolfsburg, loan), David Ngog (Liverpool), Gael Kakuta (Chelsea, loan)

Chelsea: Lucas Piazon (Sao Paulo), Thibaut Courtois (Racing Genk), Oriol Romeu (Barcelona), Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht), Ulises Davila (Guadalajara), Juan Mata (Valencia), Raul Meireles (Liverpool),

Everton: Eric Dier (Sporting, Lisbon, loan), Royston Drenthe (Real Madrid, loan), Denis Stracqualursi (Tigre, loan)

Fulham: Tom Donegan (Everton), Dan Burn (Darlington) John Arne Riise (Roma), Marcel Gecov (Slovan Liberec), Pajtim Kasami (Palermo), Csaba Somogyi (Rákospalotai EAC, free), Bryan Ruiz (FC Twente), Zdenek Grygera (Juventus, free), Orlando Sa (Porto, free)

Liverpool: Jordan Henderson (Sunderland), Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Alexander Doni (Roma), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Jose Enrique (Newcastle), Sebastian Coates (Nacional), Craig Bellamy (Manchester City)

Manchester City: Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Stefan Savic (Partizan Belgrade), Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid), Costel Pantilimon (Poli Timisoara), Samir Nasri (Arsenal), Owen Hargreaves (free)

Manchester United: Phil Jones (Blackburn Rovers), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), David de Gea (Athletico Madrid)

Newcastle: Mehdi Abeid (Lens B, Free), Yohan Cabaye (Lille), Demba Ba (West Ham United), Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes, free), Gabriel Obertan (Manchester United)

Norwich City: James Vaughan (Everton), Steve Morison (Millwall), Eliot Bennett (Brighton), Ritchie de Laet (Manchester United), Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield), Bradley Johnson (Leeds, free), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham, loan), Daniel Ayala (Liverpool)

Queens Park Rangers: Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff, free), Kieron Dyer (West Ham, free), DJ Campbell (Blackpool), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham, free), Joey Barton (Newcastle, free), Brian Murphy (Ipswich, free), Luke Young (Aston Villa), Bruno Perone (free), Armand Traore (Arsenal), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland)

Stoke City: Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham, free), Matthew Upson (free), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Wilson Palacios (Tottenham)

Sunderland: Ahmed Elmohamady (Ennpi), Sebastien Larsson (Birmingham City, free), Kieren Westwood (Coventry City, Free), Craig Gardner (Birmingham City), Connor Wickham (Ipswich Town), Ji Dong-Won (Chunnam), Wes Brown (Manchester United), John O'Shea (Manchester United), Roarie Deacon (Arsenal, free), James McClean (Derry City), David Vaughan (Blackpool, free), Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal, loan)

Swansea City: Danny Graham (Watford), Steven Caulker (Tottenham, loan), Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough), Wayne Routledge (Newcastle), José Moreira (Benfica), Michel Vorm (Utrecht), Federico Bessone (Leeds), Darnel Situ (Lens), Gerhard Tremmel (free)

Tottenham Hotspur: Brad Friedel (Aston Villa, free), Cristian Ceballos (Barcelona, free), Souleymane Coulibaly (Siena), Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City, loan), Yago Falque (Juventus, loan), Scott Parker (West Ham)

West Bromwich Albion: Gareth McAuley (Ipswich Town, free), Billy Jones (Preston North End, free), Ben Foster (Birmingham City, loan), Zoltan Gera (Fulham, free), Shane Long (Reading)

Wigan: Al Al Habsi (Bolton Wanderers), David Jones (Wolves, free), Albert Crusat (Almeria), Shaun Maloney (Celtic), Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea, loan)

Wolves: Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham Hotspur), Dorus DeVries (Swansea City, Free), Roger Johnson (Birmingham)

31 Aug 2011

Transfer deadline august 2011-08-31

The transfer window is about to close and all supporters are hoping for some exciting signings for their club before the end of the day.



Here are the most exciting roumers and signing so far today:




Per Mertesacker

Arsenal are set to conclude a deal for the Werder Bremen defender Per Mertesacker after personal terms were agreed


Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Fenerbahce's Brazil international defender André Santos on a 'long-term contract'

Aston Villa

Villa could make a move for Spurs full-back Alan Hutton after Luke Young moved to QPR. (Sun)


Bolton Wanderers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Bolton they can keep Gary Cahill, after chairman Phil Gartside and Owen Coyle ridiculed his ‘derisory’ offer. (Metro)



Franc Ribery

Chelsea have made a £30 million move for French star Franck Ribery after failing to prise Luka Modric from Tottenham. (Emirates 247)

Lille are weighing up a bid for Chelsea's Salomon Kalou. (TalkSport)

Roman Abramovich has launched one last £40million bid to prise Luka Modric from Tottenham. (Mail)



David Moyes is ready to throw an Everton FC lifeline to Yakubu and Joseph Yobo if the pair are still at Everton after transfer deadline. (Liverpool Post)

Arsène Wenger is trying to tie up a deal for Everton star Mikel Arteta – with Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner set to head for Goodison Park. (People)



Fulham have agreed a £10.6million fee with FC Twente for Bryan Ruiz and signed up Marseille striker Andre Pierre Gignac on a season loan. (Mail)

Fulham are ready to make a £5million offer for 19-year-old Crystal ­Palace striker ­Wilfried Zaha. (Mirror)



Craig Bellamy

Joe Cole could be on his way to France after Lille expressed an interest in a season-long loan. (Express)

Liverpool are planning to make a move for Everton full-back Seamus Coleman. (Fanatix)

Liverpool are awaiting Chelsea’s next move after rejecting a swap deal involving Raul Meireles and Yossi Benayoun. (Liverpool Post)

Craig Bellamy set for a return to Anfield.


Manchester City

Owen Hardgreaves

AS Roma owner Thomas DiBenedetto says the Serie A outfit will not pressure Manchester City target Daniele DeRossi to stay at the club. (Premiership Talk)

Roberto Mancini believes Carlos Tevez will stay with the club after moving his young family to Manchester. (Times)


Owen Hardgreaves could set to join Man City.





Manchester United

Manchester United could still sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan before the transfer window closes on Wednesday. (Inside Futbol)

Wesley Snijder

Alex Ferguson is refusing to sell Dimitar Berbatov before the transfer window closes even though he cannot tell the striker when he will start his next game. (People)


Newcastle United

Newcastle are still trying to sign Freiburg’s Papiss Demba Cisse. (Mail)

Newcastle United have concluded the signing of Inter Milan left-back Davide Santon on a five-year deal. (Premiership Talk)


Norwich City

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert is unlikely to move into the transfer market to replace injured defender Dani Ayala. (Give Me Football)


Queens Park Rangers

Neil Warnock is trying to wrap up a £10million swoop for Anton Ferdinand and Shaun Wright-Phillips. (Sun)

New boy Joey Barton is believed to have convinced Shaun Wright Phillips to make the move to Loftus Road. (Independent)


31 Aug 2011: QPR have agreed a fee with Sunderland for their 26-year-old defender Anton Ferdinand


Stoke City

Stoke have sealed a £6m deal for midfielder Wilson Palacios and remain keen to recruit Tottenham team-mate Peter Crouch. (Express)



Sunderland are set to make a club record £14m move for Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse. (Mirror)


Swansea City

Bournemouth have signed midfielder Shaun MacDonald from Swansea. (Give Me Football)


Tottenham Hotspur

Roman Pavlyuchenko has stunned Tottenham by asking to secure a deadline-day departure from White Hart Lane. (Mail)

Peter Crouch is at the centre of a £12 million tug of war between Sunderland and Stoke. (Sun)

Harry Redknapp is ready to offer former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves a short-term deal at Tottenham. (Football 365)


West Bromwich Albion

Roy Hodgson admits he is happy with his Albion squad – but still hopes to tempt Owen Hargreaves to The Hawthorns. (Express and Star)


Wigan Athletic

Wigan are in talks with Celtic over signing Shaun Maloney. (Sun)

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has enquired about Tottenham misfit Giovani dos Santos. (Mail)


Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leigh Griffiths has agreed a window-to-window loan to join Scottish Premier League side Hibernian. (Wolves.co.uk)