2008/09 Soccer Thread in Shock £50m Chelsea Switch! (And Other Ludicrousness)
First off, I apologize for falling so far behind with the 07/08 thread. I promise to treat the 08/09 thread with the respect it deserves, and to pet it and whisper sweet nothings in its ear when it's lonely and sad.
Anyway, the long and the short of it so far is Cristiano Ronaldo is still at ManU (this saga won't end until the end of August, I guarantee you), Ronaldinho is headed to AC Milan, Alexander Hleb went off to Barca (is Arsenal really a "selling club"? And how in the hell can Arsene say that and convince Fabregas et al to stay around? Selling clubs finish 3rd. If they're lucky.), Mr. Lampard may still be headed to Inter but we don't know yet, Samir Nasri goes to Arsenal, Drogba may or may not be staying at Chelsea (much like it has been for the past eight months), Liverpool are being linked with every Spanish striker of note in La Liga, Robinho may head for Chelsea, Dmitar Berbatov has been repeatedly linked with a big-money move to ManU, Robbie Keane is said be very close to leaving for Liverpool, Hull City's plans to avoid relegation apparently involve George Boateng, Crouchinho is off to Portsmouth, Steve Sidwell is heading for Aston Villa, Gareth Barry is still a Aston Villa player (surely not for long), and most inexplicably, new Blackburn boss Paul Ince thinks he can squeeze some extra mileage out of Robbie Fowler's legs.
Oh, and Manchester City signed Jô (look forward to four months of him underachieving) and have been linked with just about every player who featured in Euro 2008.
And i'm spent. To keep you entertained for a bit, here's a bunch of goals from the Russian Premier League season this year. Enjoy.