Can you believe that it’s already Community Shield time? That means that the transfer window will soon shut and we can have a break from all the rumors for at least a little while. I’ll probably check out some of the Shield, but since I loath both teams, it’s a little tough to watch when you don’t want anything to happen. I wonder how bad this Lampard injury really is? Could it lead to problems down the road? And for those of you who don’t know, the Community Shield is the traditional curtain-raiser to the domestic season between the top English League and FA Cup Champions. It used to be called the Charity Shield because all the proceeds went to Charity. They still do, but the name has been changed. The first Charity Shield match was played in 1908 between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers. Liverpool are the current Shield holders after beating
I was hoping that Arsenal could get a few more quid for Jose Antonio Reyes, but at least he’s gone. I really liked him, but if he can’t handle the weather in
Here’s an odd one: Nery Castillo to Shakhtar Donetsk. Word is he'll receive a pretty hefty salary, which I suppose is enough for the Mexican to be lured to the
Weirdest photo of the last couple of weeks? Freddie Ljungberg and West Ham/Icelandic Moneybags Eggert Magnusson side-by-side at Freddie’s presentation. Both bald, one pretty, one not-so-pretty. Weird.
Some questions: How will
I’m glad this Tevez nightmare appears to be finally put to rest. What a boring waste of my time. Once at United, I think he’ll do well. Veron has warned about being a flop, like he was, and like Forlan was, but I don’t see that happening. As long as Sir Alex gives him the freedom to roam, he’ll do well. Veron is a passer who needs a particular system to function well. He didn’t have that system at Old Trafford and he suffered. Forlan is a true striker. If a striker can’t hit the target, he can’t hit the target. And he failed to do so at ManU and flopped. He’s since regained form in
That’s it for now. Enjoy the Shield should you chose to view and remember: only one week to go before the EPL returns! Onward! -