31 August 2015

Losing my religion as the window slams shut...

By this point, we've learned that Christian Benteke is worth £32.5m, Roberto Firmino is worth £28.7m, Raheem Sterling is worth £43.75m, Kevin de Bruyne is worth £52.5m, and Anthony Martial is worth £36m. Each of these players is by turns full of potential and capable of a purple patch or two over the course of a season, but what does it tell us that "potential" is priced so high? These transfer fees used to be reserved for the likes of players who had already established themselves as world class. What am I or any of us to believe as we count down the waning hours of the summer transfer window? What price would we have to pay to actually upgrade our squad?

30 August 2015

Chelsea, Liverpool, and Man U will seek massive transfers after shock-losses...

What a brilliant weekend it was. We kicked things off with a somnambulent win over Newcastle—but a win's a win, after all. From there, Chelsea lost at home to Crystal Palace for the first time since 1981. Liverpool lost at home to West Ham for the first time since 1963. Then, to top it all off, Manchester United choked on a lead and lost to Swansea for the first time since the last time they played six months ago. The only black mark on the weekend was Man City's win over newly promoted Watford, but what are you gonna do? The real question, though, is what our are rivals going to do before deadline day