Defoe to Arsenal, Meireles out of Liverpool and more…
Whenever there is ice hockey on the television, there are two things The Spoiler always wonders about. Firstly, how come the players always seem to be fighting and, secondly, how come they always take their helmets off to punch each other? Leave them on! You’ll get hurt!
Anyway, it’s not only the players who are bat sh*t mental. Last night, Vancouver’s ice hockey team, the Canucks, lost to Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final and an absolutely massive riot broke out on the streets of Vancouver to mourn the defeat. According to the Guardian:
“Angry, drunken Vancouver Canucks fans took to the streets, setting cars and rubbish bins ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles, dancing atop overturned vehicles and looting shops. Two police cars were trashed.”
At least @WrongHeaded took a nice picture.
Here’s what we know about transfer stuff this morning…
This was mentioned a few weeks ago but The Daily Mirror are going for it again today and reckon Arsenal are about to launch a bid for Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe.
Well, they’ve written Arsenal could make a bid and that Defoe would be good for Arsenal but beyond that there’s not a lot to be going on. It’s also written under the most half-arsed headline The Spoiler has ever seen:
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal ponder Defoe bid
That’s called hedging your bets. The Spoiler won’t hedge our bets though and we’ll say this will never, ever happen. It would be a good move for Defoe and Arsenal though.
Sticking with The Daily Mirror, they fancy Raul Meireles could be about to leave Liverpool to go to Inter Milan. The PFA Fans’ Player of the Year was pretty good for the Reds last season and it would be a bit of shocker if he was to go.
However, with Kenny Dalglish seemingly intent on buying Charlie Adam, he’s gotta lose someone somewhere. Meireles is better than Adam though, right?
However, an unlikely saviour could be on hand for Liverpool fans. According to The Daily Star (yea, we know) Sir Alex Ferguson is about to bid £12million (!) for the Blackpool captain.
Oh, and Bebe has left United and joined Turkish side Besiktas on a season-long loan.
Good luck, Bebe.