Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tis The Season

The winter transfer window is about to open and players are on the move. So I figured having looked a few of them back here, it was time to look at a few others. The excellent blog Soccer Mad In America takes a look at several players moves including Boca Junoirs forward Rodrigo Palacio (looks like Barcelona's bid was rejected), Claudio Lopez, Fernando Gago (Real Madrid signs it's Redondo look-a-like), Bruno Marioni (looks like he won't be heading to Houston), Juan Roman Riquelme saying he's staying put at Villareal and a few others. Arsenal Review doesn't confirm past rumors specifically linking Lehman with a move to Sevilla. They just acknowledge that he could be gone this summer. Most every blog on this side of the pond has reported on the deals that sent Nate Jaqua's rights to Los Angeles for a partial allocation..... which then a few days later found it's way to DC in exchange for Alecko Eskandarian. And now many are wondering what this means for DC. Surely it's a sign they're about to make their big DP signing and it'll be a striker (Palermo? really?). A Kick In The Grass is reporting that ManUtd are about to sign Hargreaves from Bayern Munich during the winter window. Also, young fullback Phil Bardsley has gone on loan to Sunderland. Toronto FC's coach Mo Johnston has been in Scotland and has his eye on Steven Pressley, Alan Thompson and Stephen Pearson. This bit of news caught and shared over at Toronto FC Blog. Various blogs are speculating on Tevezcherano and who they may be joining; that is, if they can under current FIFA regulations. Who? Well, in the quest to sound as insider as possible they've come to simply use the faux name of "Tevezcherano" whenever referring to West Ham's Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. Personally, I'm not a fan of the term. I know we want our blogs to be brief but there shoudl be limits. Tevezcherano seems like the kind fo name a couple 14 years old would come up as nickname to bestow upon themselves and think it was cool. Sorry, it's not. And speaking of transfers, Caught Offsides has a fun look at some past transfers that should be investigated. I'm glad to see that the infamous Ali Dia made the list. God knows what Souness was smoking, or at least getting added to his wallet, when he signed that guy from literally nowhere.

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