Deadline Day

Who will be unveiled?

Here it is, transfer deadline day – the day that Sky Sports news presenters and reporters go into overdrive and old Bollock Face spends so long stopping to talk to reporters from his car window that he forgets to do any deals until last two hours of the window.

'arry should have watched the road

It’s all very needless hyperbole really but who gives a French Fig about that, it quite simply is brilliant stuff isn’t it? From the agony of being linked to every player to have ever graced a treatment room to the hilarity of Neil Warnock throwing good money after bad on Armand Traore, SWP & Anton Ferdinand (C’mon Neil, seriously?)

And of course you should never forget the utter bullshit stories spoon feed to us via a continuous yellow strip at the bottom of our television screens just to keep us hooked.

You can shove your reality TV & all singing all dancing crap of the world competitions up your hole, this is my twice a year fix of trash TV and time when I give an utter shite about clubs and players I wouldn’t normally give an utter shite about – I’m not too proud to admit that.

What always makes the transfer window even more gripping and entertaining for me is when Arsenal decide to take the plunge and sign some players, and not just teenagers that nobody has ever heard of but actual players that you’ve seen on the telly and stuff – real footballers with real football careers and international caps.

Well since Sunday that is exactly what we’ve been getting.


So far the club have confirmed the signing of South Korean Striker Chu Young Park who prefers to be known as Ju and will have J.Y.Park on his shirt. I’ve no idea why players can’t just have their actual names on their shirts anymore but to be fair as long as Ju does the bizzo on the pitch he can have ‘Paul Savill is a Tosser’ above the number 9 for all I care.

We stole him from under the noses of Lille and paid Monaco £3m for his services. It’s very much a short term deal because he’ll have to return to his homeland in 2013 to undertake national service, unless he does something spectacular like score a hat trick in the Champions League final which may earn him a pass.

I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about him and if I’ve seen him play I don’t remember it but I like the attitude he has so far portrayed and what he has had to say for himself –

“I will do my best, I will never give up, I will show my heart, I will give everything and hope the fans will support me”


Traore looks so happy to be there

Armand Traore has joined QPR on a three year deal – I’ve wasted enough time talking about the Senegalese left back on this blog so until he plays against us and either has a total shocker or the best game of his life this is the last mention of him.

Ze German

German International Per Mertesacker was given leave from the national teams camp yesterday to hold talks and undergo a medical at London Colney after we agreed a deal with Werder Bremen for the big mans services. It seems that everything has been agreed by all parties and the club will announce the signing at some point today.

So no complaining now – He is six foot six, has 75 international caps, has played in two world cups and a European championship and has considerable experience in European competition. Not at all bad for £8m

We’ve been linked with him since he was still at school (or so it seems) and on paper he looks like the type of defender we’ve all been calling for (Apart from the not being English thing).

Also a great dancer

Andre Santos – the Brazilian left back looks set to join us from Fenerbache and with he who I’m not mentioning again off to Loftus Road and Kieran Gibbs still locked in the Flump room for safe keeping it is certainly a position we needed to fill.

Like Mertesacker, Santos has considerable experience at International & European level and should give us some much needed stability at left back – unless he gets sent off or injured during his first game…

So that is three in and one out since Sunday, oh yes – almost forgot. Joel Campbell looks set to spend next season on loan with French side Lorient after unsurprisingly failing to gain a work permit. Anyway as I was saying..

That is three in and one out so far and we still have more than twelve hours to go until the window closes and we are certainly expected to make further additions to the squad. Who they will be is anyone’s guess right now but we all know that a creative midfielder is a must. A deal for Gary Cahill appears likely and unlikely in equal measure because reports keep changing. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it come off, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it not.

The impossible dream?

We keep hearing that there will be a signing of epic proportions that will blow us away and I am living in a dream world where it will either be Franck Ribery or Wesley Sneijder.

The other impossible dream

Yes I do know how unlikely it is to see either of those deals come off but If after all these years I still believe me and Kylie have a chance (Don’t tell the wife) I’m sure as damn it not giving up this dream just yet.

So we just keep wondering who else will come in, who else will go out? Bendtner to Stoke? Chamakh out on loan? Almunia to Lidl? Squillaci lost in the Hampton Court Maze? WE JUST DON’T KNOW PEOPLE!

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Thanks for reading



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