Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Transfer Fallout, USA Women Dominate, England to Win in 2022, Sam Kelly in Argentina, Rooney Horror Scar

Wow. Our long summer of transfer nauseation is over. We can finally go back to our families and resume normal service. Before we do that, however, there is the fallout to discuss. Manchester United wanted Ander Herrera from Bilbao. They didn't get him. Sid Lowe tells us what made the deal collapse. And Phil McNulty is simply mystified at United's actions.

Meanwhile, even though they've got Gareth, they're none too pleased down in Madrid. Ronaldo is angry! Arbeloa thought it was a joke! Sergio Ramos and Sami Khedira are sad. Joachim Low has described Real Madrid's decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal as "incomprehensible." Yes, there's a brewing storm over Ozil!

Meanwhile, up in The District of Columbia last night, the United States Women opened a big 'ol can of whup ass on Mexico to the tune of 7 - 0. Seven to zero. Sydney Leroux grabbed four goals on the night. This team is good, folks. Really good. The depth of talent is incredible. That's 73 matches unbeaten on home soil, by the way.
Erika Tymrak lets fly for the Yanks.
Sticking on home soil, Eddie Johnson is jealous of his buddy Clint. Johnson makes a teeny tiny fraction of what Deuce is clearing these days. And he's pissed.

Power Rankings. Power Rankings?! Power Rankings.
Dear, Lord. Pay me. Your friend, Eddie Johnson.

Sorry, lost it there for a second. Raphael Honigstein is back in Germany. He says this: Henrikh Mkhitaryan shows value of keeping your transfer window clean. The Armenian is excelling at Dortmund who, like most Bundesliga clubs, did their business early and then watched the mayhem in England with open-mouthed bemusement.

Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, it's been an unpredictable start to the Argentine season, and nowhere more so than in the Greater Buenos Aires suburb of Avellaneda, where two giants of the local game are undergoing major changes. Sam Kelly reports.

But, enough of The Now. Let's return to the 80s for just a minute, yeah? Specifically, let's remember the ups and downs of Arsenal's 1980s deadline day deals.

And today we'll finish with our old buddy Wayne Rooney. He's got a "horror scar." Enjoy.


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