JG’s Transfer Update Pt. 1

Now that the European Championships are over and we are still weeks away from the Premier League starting, the only exciting football news right now is the transfer window.

 

It is the time for promoted clubs to sign some players to help them stay up and challenge, time for mid table clubs to add some depth to their squad and time for top clubs to trim the fat and add some extra quality as they battle amongst one another for top spot.

 

We are still six weeks away from deadline day, so there will be no rushed last minute deals done just yet, but let’s take a look at what deals have already been done and what clubs should be looking for.

 

Note – these are not extensive transfers, just what I deem significant with regards to the club and their league and cup campaign this season. A comprehensive list can be found on – http://www.skysports.com/football/transfer-deals. All information is correct as of 14th July 2016.

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FA Cup 4th Round: Three Ties to Watch Out For

The 4th round of the FA Cup rolls into town this weekend and whilst teams like Tottenham prepare for their Colchester game with a trip to Barcelona, Carlisle were applying to the finishing touches to their recently flood stricken ground. This is still David vs. Goliath territory and here are three games where the shocks could be very real. Continue reading “FA Cup 4th Round: Three Ties to Watch Out For”

One Week till Deadline Day…

One week to go to what should be the third best day of the year (only behind Christmas and the Summer Deadline Day) and yet, unless something dramatic happens and some absolute curve ball emerges out of the left field, this January transfer window has been really quite stale.

As people embark on their Dry January’s because they had too much fun at Christmas, this season the Transfer Windows feels very much the same. We all had too much fun over the festive period, now we retreat home and do just what is expected from us. Yet for some football clubs this is surely the time to realise something great or even roll the dice to try and stay up? Continue reading “One Week till Deadline Day…”

‘When the Minnows meet the Big Boys’ – Bournemouth vs. Manchester United, 12-12-15

Predicted XI’s

Bournemouth:  Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Surman, Ritchie, Gosling, Arter, Stanislas, King

Man Utd: De Gea, Varela, McNair, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Depay, Martial

This is one of the two games that any promoted teams earmark when they arrive in the Premier League. Manchester United at home. Manchester United away. Now it is Bournemouth’s moment to shine. Continue reading “‘When the Minnows meet the Big Boys’ – Bournemouth vs. Manchester United, 12-12-15”