Friday, 13 May 2011

Summer Spending

Hey guys what's up another post here and today I'm going to be writing a long piece about my personal expectations for summer transfers, this does not mean I know for certain where players are going or even if the clubs I mention will even buy or sell it's based purely on my opinion.


Man City first and why not since they've already spent over £450,000,000 on players over the last 3 seasons. With them guaranteeing a spot in the Champions League next season it's almost a certainty that they will be wanting to build on their already impressive squad. Since they already have every position covered well it is not clear where they would prefer to strengthen but with the talk of Kaka, Iniesta, Xavi and other class midfielders it seems the most likely place they would like to strengthen would their midfield.



Man United next and with Champions League guaranteed as well as winning the title they already seem to have a very strong side, the only concern is the age issue. Van der Sar has already confirmed his desire to retire from football at the end of the season and Scholes is also unsure whether or not he will stay. This means that they will have to look for a top class keeper - perhaps Neur? and possibly a hardened midfielder, such as De Rossi who fits the bill perfectly.



Arsenal had a poor season this year in terms of yet again not winning anything. This has been an issue for Wenger for some time now and it could be the Manager that gets replaced. The Arsenal squad although young and full of talent hasn't got the backbone that other top teams possess to challenge for trophies. What I mean by this is that they need a solid keeper (and have needed one for some time now) as well as a reliable centreback to partner Vermealen, perhaps Subotic?, a holding midfielder and possibly a goal-poacher to come in for the injury-prone Van Persie.

Chelsea has already spent £77,000,000 in January which leaves them having to make up for that loss by selling if they want to comply with FIFA's fair play rules, meaning that if they do not make up for this they won't be elegible for European football. For Chelsea to win more trophies it is clear that what they need is a reliable right back to takeover from the ever-stagnating Bosingwa, as well as this Chelsea's strikeforce (Anelka, Drogba, Torres) is ageing and currently out-of-form which could mean they replace one or two of these in summer - Lukaku being my suggestion.


Liverpool finally. Since taking over from Roy Hodgson Kenny Dalglish has revamped Liverpool fc with added life almost doubling the previous managers winning record in the space of just a few months. Added to this Liverpool have been taken over by Fenway Sports Group who also own the Boston Red Sox and they have pledged to invest in Liverpool's future, by bringing in young-talent for the years to come. It has also been hinted that as many as 5 first team worthy players will be added to summer. The places needed to be strengthened are Left back, Centreback, holding Midfield and both wings. There has already been an agreement for Sylvain Merveaux to join and interest from Liverpool has been announced by Marin, Sanchez, Hazard, Young and others.

Thanks for reading.

75 comments:

  1. i'm sure they'll buy portuguese players. As usual.

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  2. @joäo Rodrigues yeah think the same

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  3. Interesting predictions on spending. Hopefully they come true!

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  4. Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens!

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  5. Ya i think your right but you never know

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  6. On Chelsea's need to sell "...they won't be illegible..." is probably a typo. They wont be eligible is most likely want you wanted to say. In any case, this was a very informative post. Thanks!

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  7. Hockeys more my sport but it was a good read nonetheless.

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  8. Very interesting post! I didn't know that much about them before it.

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  9. Wow I know a lot more about soccer now!

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  10. It's too bad. Sometimes when a team plays poorly, everyone puts the blame on the coach.

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  11. I'm for liverpool all the way!

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  12. I just wonder what wages are for succesful transfer ot bringing some potential star from brasil, how much that selection guy earns per player

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  13. english football really is top level technique and gameplay man

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  14. Great I wont seem like a fool when talking football.

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  15. I like watching football and think how good their stamina is running back and forth.

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  16. Chelsea is my favorite team, I can watch them rarely because I live in the US.

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  17. Man City is nothing when compared to others

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  18. I'm almost certain Koscielny + Vermaelen can make a solid center def for Arsenal. Sczcezny (sp?) is pretty good too. Lloris: to arsenal or liverpool?

    also wenger will most prob stop recruiting so much younguns and build a strong, experience team.

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  19. Really enjoy your view on footie

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  20. Holy crap that's a lot of money!

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  21. I love man u thanks to eurotrip

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  22. goooooaaaaaaaaaal!!! ..they cost a lot

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  23. Sod the premiership, now west ham are pretty much relegated I've no love for it.

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  24. Now I need to find some football fans and impress them with my newfound knowledge!

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  25. liverpool my favourite!!!
    following your great blog!

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  26. Yeah liverpools my one to go, good old Gerrard hah.

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  27. And i have to bitch around or jus cry about polish league Wisla will be the worst champion ever.. (lowest point advantage, king of shooters belonging to another club)

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  28. Man UTD could take Buffon from Juventus FC

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  29. chelsea is my favorite of those five

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  30. normally i'd support man u, but if they're playing man city i'd support the latter just for the laugh of it lol

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  31. Wish I was a pro player :(

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  32. Man city clearly is playing the 'My pockets are deeper than yours!!' game... A little bit unfair, but also deserving to place at championships.

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  33. A good read indeed. Followin'

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  34. That's a lot of money. Hence I cannot blame them. Business is business.

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  35. Damn. A lot of money to spend.

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  36. That's quite a bit of money. very interesting.
    +Follow

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  37. Thank you for this overview and the predictions. I like watching soccer, but the money spend on human beings who can kick a piece of plastic better than others, is just horrendous.

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  38. What last poster said.

    Still following your blog though!

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  39. I never really watched soccer (American)but this is very interesting.

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  40. That reminded me of eurotrip. I never have watched rugby.

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  41. Really don't like City. That money can't just outright buy you the title. Compare Utd's squad to City's, each player to player and you would argue City are better..

    Utd need a goalkeeper but Neuer's on his way to Bayern so I think they are going after De Gea, although they still have Lindegaard around.

    Arsenal need to find a keeper and two centrebacks, Vermaelan seriously has the worst positioning skills ever.

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  42. Really enojoy watching manchester city

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  43. Damn player licenses are truely expensive

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  44. I really wish English Football was bigger here in the US =(

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  45. cant wait for chamipons leguae final

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  46. Arsenal will rise ONCE AGAIN! ... I hope.

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  47. I really like watching the Premier League! Great Blog!

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  48. Def some good calls in here. Good read ^^;

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  49. ARSENAL RULES MAN FOLLOW ME :D

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  50. Jimmy, I've heard Man City want to splash £150M on ronaldo....

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  51. lol at man city, 450,000,000 thats a lot of money

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  52. I wish the U.S. had such a strong soccer following as in Europe. I love watching soccer, go Chelsea!

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  53. I hope to learn more about football. Following

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  54. City already spent over £450,000,000, what the....

    im on United side, go Red Devils

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  55. To view a similar blog visit premierleaguenewsblog.blogspot.com

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  56. legit blog, really good insight

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  57. Seems like everything is switching up this summer!

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  58. 450 million? That's insane. Sports are ridiculous.

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  59. Oh, wow. With a 1% of that I would have my life solved.

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  60. 450 miilion are a large among of money

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  61. if only I had 450 million... then again probably spend it on something else tho

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  62. Holy cow, so much money being spent! Hopefully it turns out to be worth it...

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  63. I just read an article about Barcas spendings and it is crazy

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