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Top 5 controversial transfers
July 20th, 2007
With Fergie refusing Liverpool’s Â£6.8m bid for Gabriel Heinze and claiming United would ‘never’ sell to their bitterest rivals, we take a look at a few transfers that have taken place between clubs with a history of hatred.
THE VOTE Is Kieran Richardson a good signing for Sunderland?
July 17th, 2007
Even the most ardent of Richardson supporters could never argue that he was an integral part of Man Utd’s squad. Alex Ferguson seemed to rate him more highly than the rest of us – whenever I saw him play for United he ran around like a headless chicken, giving the ball away for fun and generally looking not fit to wear the famous red shirt. In fact, if asked ‘Which player would you get rid of this summer?’ I’d imagine that a majority of Utd fans would name Richardson as their first choice.
Why is Â£5 million the going rate for crap Championship players?
July 13th, 2007
If anyone knows Pies would really like to find out what the answer is. Michael Chopra is the latest player to move for a ridiculous fee. Cardiff have flogged the 23-year-old striker to Roy Keane’s Sunderland for Â£5 million, and who can blame them. That is an extra nought on the figure they paid Newcastle for him last summer. Yes, he had a decent season and scored 22 goals but does that really mean he is worth Â£5 million?
Niall Quinn, man of the people, owner of magic carpet
July 4th, 2006
Niall Quinn, the new Sunderland chairman, has promised to take fans on a ‘magic carpet ride’. The Mackems will be desperate to return to the Premiership asap, and with the vibrant Quinn in charge, they have every chance. Quinn is also looking for a dynamic new manager. He said: ‘I need someone who wants the […]