Happy Saturday to you and it’s a gorgeous day here in Dublin. The sun is shining, the birds are mooing and the rain is invisible and non-existent.
We’ll start with some real transfer news and it looks like Middlesboro have agreed a deal for Jeremie Aliadiere. Their chief executive says:
We have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Aliadiere and completed a deal with them. Everything is also agreed in principle with Jeremie and his transfer will be completed in the next couple of weeks. The only reason the deal hasn’t already been completed is that the player is on holiday.
Let’s hope he’s on a quiet, relaxing kind of a holiday and not some adventure holiday where he picks up an knee injury that keeps him out for 12 months. The poor bloke really has had the worst luck with injuries and despite some good moments never really showed enough to suggest he was up to the level we need. Good luck to him up there.
With Johan Djourou hoping Thierry Henry is going to stay AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits it will be ‘difficult’ to bring him to the San Siro this summer. The Spanish press is quiet enough today as they concentrate on the rather exciting finish to the league season there. It’s all still to play for but no doubt they’ll kick off again when things calm down.
Soon to be Labour leader, Gordon Brown (Texture like sun), met Thierry the other night and he thinks he’ll stay. He probably thought invading Iraq was a good idea at some stage so we can’t really put too much weight on his opinions.
I’m no French speaking dude but some French speaking dude called Dylan says this article by a close journalist friend of Henry suggests he could be off.
And that’s it. I could sit around and write some more but I have to prepare myself to go for some beers in the sun. Oh yes. Until tomorrow.