It’s an International Week.. and I hate an International Week!
If Van Persie gets a Hat-Trick for the Dutch this week I will get sod all points and with this in mind I’m opening up the FantasyYIRMA.com site for some new guest posts.
We will feature guest writer/bloggers from individual Premier League clubs to tell us how they thought their team did in the Transfer window, how they think their club will do this season and more importantly – who from their club should we be considering for our fantasy team??
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First up is Chris Jones who reflects on the North London Derby and Spurs summer dealings..
With the window shut and bolted until January, we can all finally breathe a sigh of relief and get on with our lives. Can’t we?
There’s no need to go over old territory. Spurs lost and 1-0 was a fair result. Arsenal looked together as a unit and Spurs hadn’t quite gelled. Which isn’t surprising given the amount of new arrivals.
I had hoped by now that Dom’s laughing at me would be a distant memory. However, this morning I awoke to the bleating of yet more Gooners taunting our alleged failure to sabotage Özil’s switch to The Emirates. If the story is true, having been rebuffed on Özil’s availability earlier in the window, Levy asked Florentino Perez to abort the sale. Which obviously, he didn’t.
I’ve written about this partnership at length in a previous Arsespuds post (http://tinyurl.com/npte32o), so I won’t go into detail again here… but it was never going to be a success. The record fee for Bale is an irrelevant factor in the equation, as any team with such an asset would have pushed for such an amount. Yet as far as the fans are concerned, the sum total of the agreement is the loss of two jewels in the crown and the transfer of a phenomenal number 10 to our nemesis. Levy sprinted headlong into that farce and it’s time to rip up the agreement and admit it was an ill-conceived face saving PR exercise. Which of course he won’t.
Moving on, Spurs fans have seven new signings to get very excited about:
Paulinho: Still shocked that we pulled this off this superb acquisition. He’s still to get off the score sheet in the EPL but I’ll be sticking with him in my Fantasy team as it’s a matter of time. (FPL Price 7m)
Nacer Chadli: A robust winger who probably won’t be a regular starter but as a squad player, he’s exactly what we need in terms of height, pace and strength. Intriguing signing. (FPL Price 7.5m)
Roberto Soldado: Yet to score in open play in the EPL but once the new system gels, which it will, he’ll be immense for us this season. Staying put in my #FPL line up. (FPL Price 9.7m)
Etienne Capoue: Thankfully not out for too long and probably won’t bring in too many FPL points but as far as Spurs fans are concerned we’ve gained another world-class midfield monster. Transfer coup. (FPL Price 6m)
Vlad Chiriches: Interesting to see where he’ll fit this season as he must be behind Dawson, Kaboul and Vertonghen in the pecking order. Also ticks the strength and depth box. (FPL Price 5.5m)
Erik Lamela: Hopes couldn’t be higher for our record breaking signing and the one they call ‘Coco’. Touted as our replacement for Bale, lets hope his impact is immediate. Though until the front half of our team properly gel as a unit, we may have to be patient. (FPL Price 9m)
Christian Eriksen: Like Lamela, he’s tipped for greatness and at £11.5 million, has to be one of the bargains of the window. Height may be an issue but speed certainly isn’t. Assists galore and the occasional wonder goal will be the order of the season. (FPL Price 8m)
About the Author
An Arsenal fan and a Tottenham fan – blogging on one site.
This is the bloggy home of the biggest football rivalry in the universe. A Gooner desperately clinging on to former glories and convincing himself that 4th place IS a trophy, and a Tottenham fan who ruddy loves the Europa League and isn’t even sure what an actual trophy is. OF COURSE IT’S BIGGER THAN BARCA V REAL.
New for the 2013/14 season, Chris and Dom will discuss their inner most thoughts on the beautiful game, write ill-advised rants at inappropriate times, and celebrate like John Terry in a Champions League Final when Gervinho or Scott Parker* finally stop being $%&£.
Like that’ll happen…
*I actually like Scott Parker. I’d have put Adebayor instead – Chris
Ed… I am sure they will update their bio at some point… 😉