So tomorrow sees the next chapter in the book of which is our footballing season. There is some debate whether the game is going to go ahead or not, the snow has settled in and around London and due to the temperatures around here, it’s not going and not melting. I’m more confident that the game will go ahead tomorrow than I was about the Bolton game, as no further snow is predicted.
This week has been a strange one and it’s seen the rumour mill at large – with new links to players appearing every day – the one linking us with Real Madrid’s Higuin is the most laughable – a player who is now starting regularly, at a young age, playing very well and a player who cost Real Madrid about £15m a few years back – firstly, why would they let him go and if they did, it wouldn’t be cheap. And talking about deals that wouldn’t be cheap, I’m not sure if you’ve heard the ludicrous story of us buying Zarate for £40m… if you haven’t then check this out:
“I am in contact with Arsenal. A couple of days ago a leader of the English club asked me about him. Arsenal wants to increase their attacking options and so already they are preparing an offer of €40million which they will deliver to Claudio Lotito [Lazio president].”
Now, who in their right mind would ever think that that would be true. I mean, 40 million euros is about £40m at today’s exchange rate and we would never ever pay that much money for a player, especially not someone like Zarate. Thanks, just needed to get that off my chest!
Onto the Everton game, and they’ll be looking to do one over on us after we embarrassed them with an opening day 6-1 defeat at their ground. Everton – on their day – are pretty impressive and do have a something something about them – but the problem with them is that this season, they’ve hardly been on their game and have suffered quite a lot of defeats and draws