Having a look at the deals that were actually done in the window made for interesting reading. One of the better summaries I found was on The Daily Telegraph’s site. Never has the word ‘undisclosed’ caused me to chuckle before. Yeah, I bet *****’ fee was undisclosed. Although how one could actually embarrass an individual who has been leeching a colossal wage out of us for so long is debatable. Just how does one shame the shameless?
Poor old Gomes loaned out to Hoffenheim. Let’s hope he doesn’t land at the airport in full Maxwell Q Klinger 1950′s mid west ladies apparel or we could see him back sooner than expected. I don’t to be unkind to the guy because I happen to believe that before he joined us he was absolutely one of the best goalies in Europe. I wish the old girl well and hope that he at least that this is at least the beginning of him enjoying playing football again.
Carlo Cudicini was a cool dude really. Well, until that business with the motorcycle. I never thought we played him enough and who knows, if he had joined us or indeed anyone else other than Chelsea he could have had a career that amounted to a bit more professionally. Mind you, he’s the one in LA and I’m the one sat in next to a lukewarm radiator here in Blighty.
Pritchard and Townsend out on loan. Don’t think I’ve ever seen Pritchard play. Perhaps sending him off to Peterborough is an indication he needs a soft edge taken off him. Either that or he really upset someone. What Andros Townsend might benefit from by having a spell at QPR is anyone’s guess.
We ought to get another indication after at least another appearance from the bench tomorrow, if not a full start, whether Holtby is as exciting as he looked at Norwich. Nothing would make me happier than watch him flourish. Ezekiel Fryers is an interesting one. Back up for Benny. Again, never seen him play.
What I was hoping for today were thoughts on who we did buy. To balance the lamenting that went on yesterday. Of course you are perfectly free to discuss what you want. This is after all, a blog and not a borstal.