Gallas Or Cashley – Who Do You Hate More?

by Gossip Gordon

Friday, August 20th, 2010

RUMOURFLASH: Gallas Or Cashley – Who Do You Hate More?

Finally, some action from Manchester City! All this talk over the past three weeks has been about which player City are going to sign, so I am pretty relieved that I can stop writing Mario Balotelli’s name in these blogs. Well, at least until January. Staying with City, James Milner looks like he’s finally on his way to Eastlands too. He’s a good player, but I am not quite sure how he’s going to fit into that side. Finally, Spurs may be about to capture William Gallas, once of Arsenal and Chelsea. A note of caution though, William; No-one’s made the move a success going from Arsenal to Tottenham since the mighty Rohan Ricketts!

The Real Talking Points

Mario Balotelli signed for Manchester City on Saturday for a fee believed to be around £24 million. A bit of a handful on and off the pitch, I think this move could either turn out to be a master-stroke or a total disaster. Actually, it’s more likely to be the latter. Expect him to be bleating about the cold or Shaun Wright Phillips’ general lack of ability by mid-November.

James Milner’s move finally looks like it might happen. Its unknown yet whether Stephen Ireland will be included in the deal, as he wants a £2 million pay-off from City.

William Gallas is on his way to Tottenham on a one-year deal. A little bemused by this one I have to say. Even if King and Woogate are injured, Spurs still have Dawson, Bassong, Kaboul, Corluka and Huddlestone as viable centre-back options.

Back to Manchester City transfers, Craig Bellamy joined Cardiff City on season-long loan. How can Cardiff afford even 1% of his wages? They are in huge amounts of debt!

Mezut Ozil joined Real Madrid for £12 Million. Definitely the player to watch in Europe this season, in my opinion.

Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed has said that he wants to plough £300 million into Blackburn. This could be big news for the Premier League (how long before the Big Four becomes the Big Eight?), but bad news for Sam Allardyce. I for one anticipate that Syed will want more for his money than Kevin Davies, Joey Barton and some long-ball thumping right-back from France.

Big News If It Happens

Shay Given has been told he can leave City on-loan after England’s “Goalkeeper For The Next 10 years”, Joe Hart, provided a keeping master-class against Spurs. Fulham and Celtic are both vying for his signature. Judging by City’s reluctance to chuck Bellamy to Spurs, I would have thought that Arsenal are out of the running on this one. Mark Schwarzer looks their best option to replace Manuel Almunia, now the division’s only dodgy keeper with the dodgy hairstyle after David James’ move to Bristol City. Some sources say that Fulham want a bit of cash and Carlos Vela in return for Schwarzer.

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar is rumoured to be on the verge of joining Chelsea from Santos.

Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Sevilla’s 30-year defender, Sebastien Squillaci.

Other News That’s Barely Interesting

Sometime Liverpool player, Alberto Aquilani, is set to join an Italian club on loan. No news as to what club yet though.

Chelsea would like Asmir Begovic of Stoke to become their their reserve goalkeeper.

Juventus want Jermaine Jenas on-loan, the fools.

Charles N’Zogbia wants to leave Wigan. Marseille are interested.

And Finally… …Fool Of The Week

Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who virtually invented hypocrisy, has criticised clubs (“I am looking at you City!”) for ‘kamikaze’ spending. Fair dues, City would probably pay £20 million for Michael Ricketts if he began popping them in the net again, but that’s not for Ferguson to say. For here we have the man who spent £30 million on Juan Sebastian Veron, £30 million on Dimitar Berbatov and £20 million on Michael Carrick. Not to mention the £8 million they’ve just coughed up for some street-playing Portuguese midfielder who he’s never watched!

And Finally….Hero Of The Week

Paul the Physic Octopus is back. He has come out of football retirement to predict that England will win the right to host the 2018 World Cup. Paul has apparently signed a number of book and merchandise deals since he won fame for predicting the right scores at the World Cup.

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  • arsenal4ever

    simple answer:

    Arsene Wenger!!!

  • George

    Why would anyone hate Gallas? He was out of contract, was a disruptive influence, hated in the dressing room and was more interested in scoring tap-ins than defending.

    I say good luck to him.

  • Darren

    I don’t actually hate Gallas, why would anyone?

    All he has done is left us to go and play for a mid table club, we should actually feel sorry for the lad, boo hoo, boo hoo, why did Gael have to go and do that, boo hoo, boo hoo, anyone got any Oxy cream?

  • cartel

    so 4th last season makes us “a mid table club” u really are a thick little gooner aren’t you!

  • wayne

    Personally I never saw a problem with Gallas! I always felt he had a winners attitude. I believe alot of people had genuine dislike for Gallas, but the majority of Gallas haters jumped on the bandwagon, just with the likes of Adebayor etc..

    He was disruptive in the dressing room? how do you know? Are you refering to Kolo Toure who has now left, or is it the article where he was quoted as saying certain players had
    bad attitudes?

    The thing is since Birmingham Gallas has been a target. But any supporter who says they didn’t feel the same way as Gallas that day is not a true gooner. Also What about the way players have been sitting down sulking and cryinng when they are knocked out of the World Cup or Chmpions League for decades?

    My point is that just as Wenger has pointed out on numerous occasions and has reiterated today, Gallas’s reputation has been blown out of proportion.

    Too many gooners allow themselves to get caught up and influenced by negative press usually by opposing supporting journos or some half wit with an opinion.

    Grow up guys, Gallas was a great servant and almost led us to the title during his first year as captain

    PS: Don’t forget it’s not all negative. We are still strong if not stronger. The scums gain is not neccesarliy our loss. Gavin Brown in the Metro today tips us for the title this season and I’m inclined to agree!

  • Darren

    the term ‘over achieved’ springs to mind. do it again and we’ll give u credit this time

  • Billiospur

    Great that Gallas has joined spurs ………great player ….

    I dont believe the the media or the blogs….hes a winner ……

    he had great days at Arsenal.and it was time to move on ……..all this disrespect for players etcsounds so pathetic

    anyone booing the great Pat Jennings ?

  • Gossip Gordon

    Sorry Wayne, but I am inclined to disagree with your prediction for Gooner Glory this year. Good team, no doubt, but adding a half-decent (but hardly profilic) striker from France and a unproven defender playing for the country’s equivalent of Stoke doesn’t point to title-winning credentials for me.

    Sure, they’ll probably score some pretty goals and wipe the floor with teams like Blackpool, Newcastle, and Wigan. But I don’t see how a team lacking a proven goalscorer, an outstanding goalkeeper and settled defence can even challenge for the top two, let alone the title itself. In my opinion, they’ll be scrapping around for 3rd and 4th place come May, along with the likes of City and Spurs.

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