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Angel Di Maria

Chelsea and Man City will both be spending big in the January window – Chelsea to cover themselves in advance of the forthcoming transfer ban, Man City because they have gazillions of pounds burning holes in their beautiful flowing robes.

Player prices look set to hit astronomical proportions. Benfica’s Argentine winger, Angel Di Maria (translation: The Angel of Mary), was momentarily tightening Chelsea trousers, until it became clear that they would need to morph their £15 million valuation into something more like £35 million. Cue Man City.

Whilst another wide man looking bound for the North West is lifelong Spurs fan, David Bentley. And why not? Lennon’s flying, he’s worked with Mark Hughes before, and the whisper in all the glitziest football salons is that Martin Pretrov is going to be thrown in as a sweetener. Bentley will no doubt be pleased to see the back of a diminutive speedster on the right… until he’s introduced to Ian Wright’s little boy.

The Spurs defence appears due a little shuffle, with Gareth Bale rumoured to be slipping further down football’s greasy pole, specifically in the direction of Nottingham Forest. And Anton Ferdinand has apparently been deemed worthy of a £6 million price tag by Harry Redknapp. Has he got the right Ferdinand? (Harry, it’s not Les!)

Elsewhere in the world, Zola has told everyone to sod off and leave Carlton Cole alone, as Liverpool and Man United lurk in the shadows with £20 million worth of bait in their slimy pockets. Both Berbatov and Cristiano Ronaldo look set to play football tomorrow night, and Ryan Nelsen is a massive David Dunn fan:

“He is such a fantastic passer of the ball he almost seems Spanish.” 

8 responses so far
  • It's Grim Oop North // November 24, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Wowza, where would we be without this font of knowledge?
    This website is indispensible to all truth seeking footy fans, your contacts within the soccer world are almost Supernatural, how many languages do you speak to get all these fact based stories?
    I am in awe.

  • Pedro // November 25, 2009 at 7:43 am

    @It’s Grim Oop North

    Actually it has been all over the portuguesse sport press for a few weeks now. And di Maria sucks. Comparing him to Robinho is absurd…

  • It's Grim Oop North // November 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    hey Pedro,
    do you believe all you read in the Portuguese Sport press? It’s been all over the English press for ages, and I don’t believe a word they print until it comes true, or I see a credible name attached to the story, which is why i was being sarcastic!
    However, i am interested to know why you think Di Maria sucks, and what you think of Robinho as a comparison, as a footy fan.
    We City fans have seen a promotional video of him on Youtube, which seems a bit low on actual content – please respond, I am genuinely interested!

  • Wilberto // November 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    In the photo above, the ball is out of play. And there’s shit on it.

    What do I win for observation?

  • It's Grim Oop North // November 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    you are a Star! If it was up to me, you would win the ball in question, autographed by all the staff of this excellent website!

  • MwepuLlunga // November 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Surely if Di Maria sucks comparing him to Robinho wouldn’t be absurd.

  • Pedro // November 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    di Maria has indeed been having better performances than last season, but still, he sucks. He has good ball control, but he seems to lack the ability to do anything with it… Sometimes he does a trick or two and everyone comes. He dives alot too… along with the rest of his team.

    *Might not be an imparcial observation as I support a club rival to his…still, he sucks.

  • It's Grim Oop North // November 25, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    hey Pedro,
    sounds a lot like what we City fans used to say about Ronaldo when he first came to United!
    Needless to say he did quite well, I hate to admit!

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