Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday September 1 2006
Always look on the bright side of life
Martin O'Neill has admitted to being 'bitterly disappointed' over the James Milner debacle. He's not the only one. Boy-oh-boy, just how disappointing was yesterday? Even my wife felt compelled to tell me she had not felt so let down since our wedding night. It started with Saviola 'snubbing' - as they say in the tabloids - an approach by Villa and who showed more interest in moving to that bastion of footballing greatness, Racing Santander. It was downhill from there on.
I have always worked on the basis that no news is bad news and was proved right again yesterday. As for Tevez and Mascherano, I'm sure it was a question of mistaken identity, someone had said to them back home that they must join the claret and blue army and they got hopelessly misled! Anyway, let them get a taste of playing on a frozen pitch next February in Wigan, don't think they will be up for it somehow.
But let's look on the bright side, Petrov I think will be a big signing, we have made a cracking start to the season and we eagerly await the return of Baros, Bouma and Laursen to the first team. As Doug would say, 'just like three new signings!' Let's not forget how we all felt a few months ago. The dream-team of Lerner and O'Neill are the best signings we could have possibly hoped for.
And the transfer window opens again in four months. Roll on January. Any other good news let me know, I need it.
Article by Saurat
Date:Friday September 1 2006
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