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Arseblog: Tuesday 16th July 2002

july 16th

09.31 – It looks like Rio Ferdinand is set to make himself and outcast in Leeds and join Man Utd. Yes, he’s a fine player and he’ll make them a stronger team, but he’s always going to be playing alongside a weak link. Blanc is too old and too slow, Brown is overrated, O’Shea is still young and the I don’t need to say anything about the Nevilles or Silvestre.

Also, asumming Rio will cost them around £30m, it would take their spending to close to £80m in the space of a year on just 3 players. Even for a club as wealthy as Manchester Utd that sort of spending is unsustainable without winning things. Another trophyless season at Old Trafford could see the money-men get on the manager’s back and insist on players being sold. One can only hope that’s exactly what happens.

There’s hasn’t been even a whisper of news from Arsenal over the last few days – which leads me believe there’s something going on. A strong rumour persists that Stephen Carr’s ‘training ground bust-up’ is merely a smokescreen so Tottenham can sell him to Arsenal without suffering a backlash from the fans. This bloke is less than happy about it all…heh. (note: this site takes ages to load coz it’s chock full of crappy scripts and stuff).


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