Transfer Day Hamper

Love transfer deadline day.

I’ll be updating this throughout the day with thoughts (as I am sure you will below)

Can petulant and perpetual baby Robinho grow up on Milan's watch?

• Robinho to Milan on a 4-year to play with Zlatan, Pato, and ‘Dinho. May open up Dinho move. As long as Pato is allowed to progress I like this deal for Milan. Lots of firepower up top to take the pressure off its aging middies and outside fullbacks.

• Derby County’s Rob Hulse goes to Queens Park Rangers. The deal might signify an end to rumors that Eddie Johnson is headed there. However, it should also open up time for Conor Doyle at Derby. Can that man get some more press?!

• AGF coach Peter Sorenson says he doesn’t see Benny Feilhaber moving today. Bad for Benny, good for Aarhus.

• Liverpool get rebuffed in their attempts to land Carlton Cole–or Roy Hogson’s newer version of Bobby Zamora if you prefer–from West Ham United. If ever a striker need some complementary support and service around him to jump a level, it’s Carlton Cole.

If he stays fit, an absolutely major coup for Birmingham in bringing in spread-the-field middie Alexander Hleb. Birmingham, you are smart, you play as a team….you have TSG’s heart.

• Schalke adding Dutchman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for $13M. If Raul can set the table for him, Huntelaar will challenge for the goal title this year in the Bundesliga.

• The Gooch Watch: CB Kakha Kaladze moves to Genoa from Milan, may open some time in the middle for Oguchi Onyewu.

• Can Asamoah Gyan improve his finishing in the Premiership? A big if, but if the answer is yes then WOW does Sunderland have a nasty one-two punch in Darren Bent and Gyan. Oh and Steve Bruce also has a few guys named Frazier Campbell and up-and-comer Danny Welbeck in reserve.

You could say that Sunderland’s strike force is more formidable than Liverpool’s right now.

• It looks like we are about to get through the day without Arsenal making a move for a keeper. That is pathetic and an affront to the Emirates faithful.

• More on Liverpool, Hodgson picks up Paul Konchesky. While a strong move for Liverpool that helps them, that’s a major blow to Fulham’s backline who have played together as a unit more than any other in the Premiership (I need to check that fact, but I believe it’s true.)

• Unconfirmed, but….Tottenham are rumored to have snagged Rafael Van Der Vaart from Real Madrid. A solid signing if true and a better option than…wait for it…..wait for it….Scott Parker.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by John on 2010/08/31 at 11:10 AM

    Liverpool Picked up Paul Konchesky – 29

    Essentially swapping two valued young prospects in Dalle Valle – 18 (striker) and left winger Kacaniklic – 19. (although Kacaniklic as been having his struggles) for Konchesky…. why did Liverpool need to do this?

    Because they decided that

    Emeliano Insua – 21

    was not worth signing….since his contract was going to be up…. in one year…. so they loaned him… to Galatasary for one year. The deal supposedly is monumentally stupid.

    The rumor is that it is a loan to buy deal with 4.5 million fee.
    Liverpool has to extend his contract to get the fee as Insua has a year left on his contract .

    But why would Insua extend his contract since he isn’t wanted at liverpool? Better yet to just let it run out, get an offer from Galatasary in January and sign when his contract is up. Then no fee.

    Brilliant.

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  2. Posted by John on 2010/08/31 at 11:40 AM

    Oh incidentally, Frazier Campell out for season with a torn Ligament.

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  3. Posted by John on 2010/08/31 at 12:32 PM

    How about Van der Vaart to Spurs for 8m pounds? Harry is trying to pull it off.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/08/31 at 12:41 PM

      Added a comment above. Good deal as I rate Van Der Vaart. Dutch team looked capable defensively when he was in and improved offense. He’s a better option in the middle than Tom Huddlestone playing of Wilson Palacios.

      (Also in a sneaky, convoluted round-about way pushes Gio Santos a smidge down the depth chart so the slim possibility that he could (not going to happen) be the DP for Houston still exists.)

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  4. Derby County did lose a striker but they also signed Spanish striker Alberto Bueno on loan, may not be good for Doyle.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/08/31 at 12:52 PM

      Thanks for adding that here. I tweeted that. Doyle should still get time though.

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      • You bet. In any case an 18 year old seeing time in the Championship is nothing but a good thing.

        I’m surprised that he doesn’t seem to have been called up to our U-20s or U-18s yet.

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  5. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/08/31 at 4:53 PM

    I have a feeling Birmingham wants to play some Euro footy next year

    http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2140710,00.html

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  6. Posted by Jake on 2010/09/01 at 9:43 AM

    Eddie Johnson is apparently included in Fulham’s 25-man roster for the first half of the season…

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  7. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/09/01 at 9:44 AM

    Also, I think it’s safe to say that Moussa usurped Clint’s SS role behind Zamora. Don’t see him starting for a while :/

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