The Burning Question: Which new signing will be the biggest flop this season?

Ollie Irish

9th, August 2006


A lot of clubs have shelled out a lot of cash on new players for the coming Premiership season. Because, as all managers say these days, if you stay still you get left behind. I agree with that to a certain extent, but I’m also a great believer in continuity – to this day I believe Newcastle Utd would have gone on to win the league title in 1996, but for signing Tino Asprilla late in the season (he made his debut on 10th Feb that year). Kevin Keegan got overexcited there.

Which all leads up to the burning question – which new signing will turn out to be the biggest liability this season? Who has the Asprilla factor? Craig Bellamy? Michael Ballack? Let us know what you think…