Hello and welcome to Post and In’s roundup of the footballing week’s news. This will (hopefully) be a regular feature including some fun news, some juicy transfer gems, the video of the week, and some match lookbacks when there are actually some matches. So tune in regularly and pretend there isn’t like a million sites with up-to-the-second info.
Rio Ferdinand clearly hasn’t learned much from his endless twitter hours. Mr.# replied to a tweet in which Ashley Cole was referred to as a choc ice as “classic”, and is now being investigated by the po-po after totally innocent members of the public were offended.
Famous Kung-Fu kicker and part-time footballing god Eric Cantona was apparently so enraged by Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal that he put his foot through the living room coffee table like it was a Palace fan.
Bolton fan Dennis Swift was so disillusioned with Owen Coyle’s management that he took to penning a small poetry book about the dire state of the club. After it being refused sale in the club shop he turned the pen on the shop’s chief and found himself unbelievably visited by the police. Dennis said:
My memory was working overtime I tried so hard to think
Of whom I had offended when I`m influenced by drink
And when they said the football club were offended by my rhymes
I mentioned that the Wanderers were way behind their times
Didier Drogba settled nicely in his new team Shanghai Shenhua, marking his debut with a lovely assist. Seems £800,000 a month is just the right amount to help someone settle.
Robin van Persie has some big boys chasing him after refusing a contract at Arsenal that would only see him be able to purchase one three bedroom house a month. Juventus, Man United, and Man City all leapt at the chance to table their £15mil – only to see Wenger laugh at their optimism and ask them to double it.
Luka Modric just doesn’t like AVB. After failing to move to Chelsea when the manager was plying his trade for the Blues, he now wants away since Andy arrived in Tottenham. Deciding not to bother turning up to Spur’s pre-season tour the midfield goblin looks set for a trip to either Paris or Madrid.
AC Milan are in such financial worries that they’ve had to let a pretty decent Champions League Squad of yesteryear go out to pasture. Just look at this set:
In particular, the sales of the Zlatan and immense center half Thiago Silva have irked fans (I felt some pain knowing that no longer would we be able to witness Seedorf in his natural habitat of the Champs League), causing AC Milan to refund any season tickets.
Tim Cahill has traded in the drizzle of Merseyside for the drizzle of the Big Apple in a £1 million transfer. Too bad the flag punching Socceroo’s eight year stay at Everton ended with a bit of a whimper, at least the Liverpool defence can breathe a sigh of relief though.
£10 million seems to be the number, as both Joe Allen and Victor Moses have their asking prices touted ahead of prospective Liverpool and Chelsea moves.
Arsene Wenger has said he intends to inject the £30mil from van Persie’s sale into one high profile striker. Lol jk. He’s gonna buy seven 12 year olds that will knock your team out of the Carling Cup.
Video of the Week
Only a day or so after the entire nation of Great Britain turned its back on David Beckham, the maestro of the right instep showed us what we’d be missing with a brace against Portland. Wall or no wall – the same technique and it’s never being saved.