Monday, January 31, 2011

What I think of the transfer window

So here ends the transfer window. Arsenal, as usual, spent nothing and will crash mid February due to lack of depth in squad.Aside from that, Liverpool has just struck a deal of the century. 50 million for a striker who is completely out of form and injury prone. He has been struggling for the last couple seasons and while he is a great and lethal hit-man, he is not worth 50 million. 30 million at most. This transfer makes me laugh at all the Liverpool fans who claim that Torres will stick with them for all the bad times. Now they are toothless.

Here's a little info:

August 3, 2010 - Fernando Torres commits his future to Liverpool after speculation he would look to move on. He said: "My commitment and loyalty to the club and to the fans is the same as it was on my first day when I signed. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead." (source: skysports.com)
January 2011 -Liverpool are 19 points behind Manchester United, 14 behind Arsenal. If United and the Gunners win their games in hand, it will be 22 points and 17 points behind each of them respectively.
January 28, 2011 -  Torres handed in transfer request to leave for Chelsea.
5 months passed since Torres declared his absolute commitment and loyalty. Now he's trying to jump away from a sinking ship that is Liverpool to guarantee himself a spot in the champions league and a bigger paycheck.


As for the transfer itself, here is what I think of it:

50 million pounds buys you everything. Except for loyalty of course.

33 comments:

  1. Arsenal hasn't been Arsenal since Henry and Bergkamp left *sigh*. Following and supporting bro!

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  2. No such thing as loyalty. Heh, truth.

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  3. as a liverpool fan, we g0t 50mil from torres is a success..However, im skeptical bout carroll being 35mil :/ I just hope he will be the next alan shearer. On a bright note, Suarez is with liverpool so it wasnt so bad, tho i am disappointed that torres choose to leave. It will never be the same again for the fans. He'll be booed when we vs chelsea on sunday should he play! :D
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  4. Oh my.
    Well, it's a shame I guess..

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  5. I honestly think that the sums for which footballers are traded are going totally out of control. Millions and millions are spent, and pretty often for stars that don't shine nearly as bright as in the past. It's like a top brand jeans, you just pay for the name.

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  6. 50 million pounds does buy you everything... almost.

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  7. Torres 50m to Chelsea, Carroll 35m to Liverpool..what can I say what happened to loyalty? Funny enough though..Carroll didn't even want to be sold.

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  8. Was reading about this in the newspaper today.

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  9. yeah great player but overpriced although andy carroll for £35 million, EPL market has gone crazy

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  10. I have just finished reading something about Liverpool fans burning Torres shirts.

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  11. Well, it's his choice, deal with it.

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  12. Good player (not lately though), but way too much money in my opinion. Has a lot to prove for that money.

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  13. I need to get into that eurothing football thing.
    Supporting

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  14. Chelsea's my team. This is a triumph!

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  15. Money controls everything, even you and me.

    http://consumecosts.blogspot.com/

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  16. Reminds me of a Louis CK routine in which he said if he were Bill Gates, he'd buy every sports team ever and make them wear dresses.

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  17. was also wondering i am a rangers fan and we just signed young kyle bartley on loan from the gunners. Do u know if hes any good?????

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  18. Loyalty was never there to begin with.

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  19. gayy

    Following and supporting
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  20. very true.
    I will be following daily for more anti loyalty Posts.
    please do the same.

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  21. Ahahah. I dunno, can you blame them? The amount of money they get is so obscene.
    Followan

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  22. Torres to Chelsea was really unexpected

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  23. For that much cheese i might not be the most loyal either..

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