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Premier League Clubs transfer activity so far

10:15 am
The summer transfer window will stay open until 11pm on Monday, 2 September this year.

A quick round up thus far.

Arsenal - (Gunners)
Incoming:
Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre, free)

Outgoing:
Andrey Arshavin (released)
Denilson (Sao Paulo, free)
Sebastien Squillaci (released)
Martin Angha (Nuremberg, undisclosed)
Craig Eastmond (Colchester, free)
Conor Henderson (released)
Jernade Meade (released)
Sanchez Watt (released)
Johan Djourou (Hamburg, loan)
Vito Mannone (Sunderland, £2 million)
Francis Coquelin (Freiburg, loan)

Aston Villa - (Villans)
Incoming
Aleksandar Tonev (Lech Poznan, £2.5 million)
Jores Okore (Nordsjaelland, undisclosed)
Leandro Bacuna (Groningen, undisclosed)
Nicklas Helenius (Aalborg, undisclosed)
Antonio Luna (Sevilla, undisclosed)
Jed Steer (Norwich, free)

Outgoing
Richard Dunne (released)
Eric Lichaj (released)
Jean Makoun (Rennes, undisclosed)
Andy Marshall (released)
Derrick Williams (Bristol City, free)

Cardiff City - (Bluebirds)
Incoming
Andreas Cornelius (Copenhagen, £7.5 million)

Outgoing
Stephen McPhail (released)
Heidar Helguson (released)
Nat Jarvis (released)

Chelsea - (Blues)
Incoming
Andre Schurrle (Bayer Leverkusen, £18 million)
Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse Arnhem, £9 million)
Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, free)

Outgoing
Yossi Benayoun (released)
Paulo Ferreira (released)
Florent Malouda (released)
Hilario (released)
Ross Turnbull (released)
Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan)
Patrick Bamford (MK Dons, loan)
Jeffrey Bruma (PSV, £2.5 million)

Crystal Palace - (Eagles)
Incoming
Dwight Gayle (Peterborough, £8.5 million)
Stephen Dobbie (Brighton, undisclosed)
Jerome Thomas (West Brom, free)

Outgoing
Jermaine Easter (Millwall, free)

Everton - (Toffees)
Incoming
Arouna Kone (Wigan, £6 million)
Joel Robles (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed)
Antolin Alcaraz (Unattached, free)
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, loan)

Outgoing
Phil Neville (released)
Thomas Hitzlsperger (released)
Jan Mucha (released)
Jake Bidwell (Brentford, undisclosed)

Fulham (Cottagers)
Incoming
Sascha Riether (Cologne, undisclosed)
Derek Boateng (Dnipro, undisclosed)
Fernando Amorebieta (Athletic Bilbao, free)
Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma, undisclosed)

Outgoing
Chris Baird (released)
Simon Davies (released)
Mahamadou Diarra (released)
Georgios Karagounis (released)
Mladen Petric (released)
Mark Schwarzer (released)
Tom Donegan (released)
Alex Smith (released)
Dan Burn (Birmingham, loan)

Hull City - (Tigers)
Incoming
George Boyd (Peterborough, free)
Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, free)
Curtis Davies (Birmingham, undisclosed)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas, £1.8 million
Ahmed Elmohamady (Sunderland, £2 million)

Outgoing
Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth, free)
Danny East (Portsmouth, free)
Mark Cullen (Hull, free)
Andy Dawson (released)
Jamie Devitt (released)
Paul McKenna (released)
Seyi Olofinjana (released)
Jay Simpson (released)

Liverpool - (Reds)
Incoming
Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free)
Luis Alberto (Seville, £6.8 million)
Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo, £7.5 million)
Simon Mignolet (Sunderland, £9 million)

Outgoing
Danny Wilson (Hearts, free)
Jamie Carragher (retired)
Andy Carroll (West Ham £15.5 million)
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, £6 million)

Manchester City - (Citizens)
Incoming
Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, £30 million)
Jesus Navas (Sevilla, £23 million)

Outgoing
Ryan McGivern (Hibernian, free)
Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free)
Wayne Bridge (Reading, free)
Roque Santa Cruz (Malaga, free)
Carlos Tevez (Juventus, £10 million)

Manchester United - (Red Devils)
Incoming
Guillermo Varela (Penarol, £1 million)

Outgoing
Paul Scholes (retired)

Newcastle United - (Magpies, Toon)
Incoming
Olivier Kemen (Metz, undisclosed)

Outgoing
Steve Harper (released)
Danny Simpson (released)
James Perch (Wigan, £700,000)

Norwich City - (Canaries)
Incoming
Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon, £8.6 million)
Javier Garrido (Lazio, undisclosed)
Nathan Redmond (Birmingham, undisclosed)
Carlo Nash (Stoke - Norwich, free)
Martin Olsson (Blackburn, free)

Outgoing
James Vaughan (Huddersfield, undisclosed)
Jed Steer (Aston Villa, free)
Chris Martin (Derby, free)
Marc Tierney (Bolton, free)
Simeon Jackson (released)
Korey Smith (Oldham, free)
Elliott Ward (Bournemouth, free)
Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham, free)
George Francomb (released)
Lee Camp (released)
Declan Rudd (Preston, loan)

Southampton Town - (Saints)
Incoming
Dejan Lovren (Lyon, £8.5 million)

Outgoing
Frazer Richardson (released)
Danny Butterfield (released)
Danny Seaborne (released)
Ryan Dickson (released)
Ben Reeves (released)
Sam Hoskins (released)

Stoke City - (Potters)
Incoming
Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven £3.1 million)
Marc Muniesa (Barcelona, free)

Outgoing
Jermaine Pennant (released)
Matthew Upson (released)
Rory Delap (released)
Matthew Lund (released)
Mamady Sidibe (released)
Michael Owen (retired)
Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough, free)
Carlo Nash (Norwich, free)

Sunderland - (Black Cats)
Incoming
Modibo Diakite (Lazio, free)
Duncan Watmore (Altrincham, undisclosed)
Valentin Roberge (Maritimo, free)
Cabral (Basle, free)
David Moberg Karlsson (IFK Gothenburg, free)
Vito Mannone (Arsenal, £2 million)
Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed)
El Hadji Ba (Le Havre, free)

Outgoing
Titus Bramble (released)
Matthew Kilgallon (released)
Ryan Noble (released)
Simon Mignolet (Liverpool, £9 million)
Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, £2 million)

Swansea City - (Swans)
Incoming
Jose Canas (Real Betis, free)
Jordi Amat (Espanyol, £2.5 million)
Jonathan De Guzman (Villarreal, loan)
Alejandro Pozuelo (Real Betis, £425,000)
Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool, £6 million)
Gregor Zabret (NK Domzale, undisclosed)
Alex Gogic (Olympiacos, free)
Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem, £12 million)

Outgoing
Mark Gower (Charlton, free)
David Cornell (St Mirren, loan)
Gwion Edwards (St Johnstone, loan)
Kyle Bartley (Birmingham, loan)

Tottenham Hotspur - (Spurs, Lilywhites)
Incoming
Paulinho (Corinthians, £17 million)

Outgoing
William Gallas (released)
John Bostock (released)
David Bentley (released)
Jack Munns (released)
Jake Nicholson (released)
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town, free)
Grant Hall (Swindon Town, loan)
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town, loan)
Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town, loan)

West Bromwich Albion - (Baggies)
Incoming
Goran Popov (Dynamo Kiev, loan)

Outgoing
Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest, free)
Marc-Antoine Fortune (released)
Zoltan Gera (released)
James Hurst (Crawley Town, free)
Jerome Thomas (Crystal Palace, free)

West Ham United - (Hammers)
Incoming
Razvan Rat (Shakhtar Donetsk, free)
Adrian (Real Betis, undisclosed)
Andy Carroll (Liverpool, £15.5 million)
Danny Whitehead (Stockport County, undisclosed)

Outgoing
Carlton Cole (released)
Gary O’Neil (released)
Rob Hall (Bolton, free)




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Spurs Could Go 3rd

5:14 pm
The City result went our way today with them slipping up against a worked up Wolves side. The Goons beat the Spammers and Chelsea won against Blackburn.

If we can beat Manchester United, and it's more than likely that we can, we will go 3rd in the Premier League. We are in 5th at the moment with 15 points.

I watched the Wolves vs. Manchester City game and once again, City showed me that they are a manager short of making the big time.

Harry Redknapp has opted for Robbie Keane instead of Peter Crouch as our lone striker with Rafa van der Vaart playing off him. Modric and Jenas will hold the central midfield roles, whilst Lennon and Bale will be on the wings. Kaboul and Gallas will hold our central defence together, with Assou-Ekotto and Hutton as fullbacks, and of course, Gomes will be in goal.

Come On You Spurs!!!

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Daniel Levy vs. Karren Brady

11:53 am
Bitter?
In her diary, which can be found in the Sun, poor Mrs. Brady says that Daniel Levy has been a very mean man indeed.

"Oh well, it's amazing how friends can surprise you. Spurs have slipped into the AEG bid for residency at the Olympic Stadium.

"Their chairman Daniel Levy recently called me 'one of his closest friends'. But he hasn't mentioned the counter-bid. However, he wasn't at our Saturday match and hasn't been answering the phone to me. So perhaps that's why. If Daniel fancies going into the Irons' Den - Newham borough - that's up to him.

"No argument with competition but most importantly, he's forgotten the unwritten Premier League rule preventing clubs moving from one borough to another. But that, I guess, is in the detail."

Is that the same "unwritten rule" which allowed Woolwich Wanderers to move to North London, be it before the inception of the Premier League?

Also in the diary, we find an excerpt which says, "Prior to the game Harry Redknapp, probably after my comments about his public interest in Scott Parker, complains we tried to poach Jamie O'Hara in the summer. I wouldn't know Jamie O'Hara if I stood next to him at the bus stop."

And you're supposed to be a Premier League club Managing Director, yet you don't know who Jamie O'Hara is? First off, that's a tad disrespectful, and secondly, let's face it, you're lying. With Jamie's acquired taste in fashion, you would know it if he say next to you.

Going back to the Olympic Stadium bid; even if this is bid relates to us forcing Boris' and the Secretary of States' hand, so what! As Levy said, we've got to keep our options open.

When are the members of the West Ham board going to learn to keep their mouths shut?

PS. Karren, it's not always wise to discuss your own players personal information. We'll see how well Cole performs in his next game for you.





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Parker Spotted at Spurs Lodge

11:02 am
Now then, the ITK's on all the Spurs Forums have gone into overdrive today!  Two different self-titled ITK's have said that Scott Parker is at this very minute, at Spurs Lodge.

If we are going to sign anyone today, I expect it to be Scotty Parker to be honest.  West Ham is a club in complete disarray at the moment.  Things must be bad, for if we are to believe the reports coming from the Hammers forums, the club has asked Tottenham to continue to pay at least 40% of Robbie Keane's wage for the first year.

After all that David Sullivan has said, if he allows the club captain to join us, he may as well resign.  If I were a Hammer, I couldn't ever bring myself to forgive the man.

If Parker is really taking his medical at Spurs Lodge, and we do end up signing him, I'll be a happy bunny.  Thing is, with Sandro finally making an appearance, Huddlestone, Jenas, O'Hara, and Palacios, we're a bit top heavy in midfield, aren't we?  If you throw Parker into the mix, something has got to give.



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The Scott Parker Theory

2:53 pm
Scott Parker removed from the West Ham club shop, THBN
We've just finished the debate on us tearing apart Young Boys. I believe everyone in the office thinks that Spurs should get through these two legs. Towards the end of the conversation, the topic changed to Harry's pursuit of Scott Parker.

Mario, a massive Hammer, told us that Scott Parker's posters which depict him modelling the new kits, have recently been pulled from the club shop and replaced with other players.

Talk around Upton Park is that Parker wants to definitely come to Spurs and doesn't want to join Villa. However, the money that both Spurs and Villa have offered is nowhere near the amount the board are willing to sell at.

Apparently, Scott Parker has told the two Dave's that he wants to leave Upton Park and join Spurs and they have agreed to let him go, but as long as Tottenham pay up.

It looks as though a deal to get him out of West Ham is on the cards. The Hammers marketing guy's are using the same tactic we used when shipping out Robbie Keane last season. Just like Robbie, Parker was pictured everywhere, but since Wednesday, his major posters have been replaced.

Read into it what you will. All I know is that this transfer window better get moving.

A lot of Spurs fans dislike Parker and think that he isn't the sort of player that can push us on to the next level. Thing is, exactly what level do you want us to get to? Harry is building a squad and sees Scott Parker as an ideal part of that squad. Let's not jump too far ahead of ourselves. We may make the Champion's League proper and Scott Parker would be a decent enough acquisition, as would Craig Bellamy.

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Harry Redknapp is Angry

2:58 pm
I was at The Lane last night and watched us play some good football at times, but saw us ripped apart by a team that knows how to keep the ball and counter-attack. There, I said it. Now, let's move onto Harry being angry.

Today I read that Harry Redknapp is just a tad bit angry with Tweedledum and Tweedledee over at West Ham. He was obviously upset at the way we lost to the Yellow Submarines last night and so let fly on the situation relating to Spurs fan, Scott Parker.

In Harry's words: "Who made it public that we've made an offer?"

I don't think Harry could have put it any better. The first I heard of us being strongly interested in Parker was when the David Gold was interviewed on talkSPORT. Something about us trying to unsettle their player and that £7 million wasn't enough.

Now, let me give you my take on this. West Ham are in real financial trouble. They need to sell players, but unfortunately, they don't have too many that can be sold for a decent amount.

I can picture the two David's discussing how they can sell on their best player, but keep the fans happy.

David: "Spurs were interested in Parker, weren't they?"

David: "I think so."

David: "Great. Have you got Danny's number or does Kazza have it?"

David: "No, no, here it is. Now, listen up Dave, I've got an idea. What we can do, is offer Scott Parker to Spurs. We won't give them a price; we'll just wait till they offer us something. Danny's so tight with his money, so I'm sure he'll offer us nowhere near what Parker's is worth."

David: "What is Parker worth?"

David: "No more than £6 or 7 mill mate. Anyway, once we get the offer, I'll call up my mates in the media and tell them just how unhappy we are with Tottenham. We'll tell all my mates down at talkSPORT that Parker is not for sale at any price and that it's obvious that Harry and Danny are trying to unrest him."

David: "What you want to do that for?"

David: "Look mate, we need to sell him, but after you opened your mouth and told everyone that he ain't going anywhere, you sort of put us in a tricky position. So we'll act as though there's no way Parker will be going anywhere. But we both know he wants to join them, after all, he is a Spurs fan, isn't he?"

David: "So they tell me."

David: "Well, Scotty will want to have a word with us about the Tottenham bid. When he does, we'll tell him he can go, but he mustn't say a thing. In the meantime, we'll look like this entire situation has been taken out of our hands and that we're not to blame at all."

David: "Quality mate. Nearly as good as Debbie Does Essex XVII".


A bit far fetched? I don't think so. Speak to any Birmingham fan and they'll tell you exactly how these two act. We saw/read their superb inspirational displays toward Zola. I can see them acting as though Tottenham and Parker are useless. Anything to get the high ground.

Expect us to now sign Parker, although I can see this one being somewhat protracted.

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Harry Redknapp interview on his transfer targets

6:42 pm
scott parker to tottenham, thbn
Harry Redknapp was interviewed on talkSPORT earlier today and said that we are no closer to signing Joe Cole as the lad wants to review all his options.

Being totally against us signing Cole when all this fuss first kicked off, I have to say that I have started to take a liking to the idea. If it comes off and he doesn't mind being part of a squad, then great. If not, he can join another side. No one should be guaranteed a starting position and thank God, in Harry, we have a manager that isn't scared to shuffle the pack.

When asked about any other players that he may be interested in, Harry said: "Scotty Parker is a player that I've always admired. He is a massive Tottenham fan and could do a decent job for any club in the Premiership."

I have to agree with him. Parker was West Ham's best player last season. If Harry is to implement a new system, Parker could fit in nicely alongside Palacios or Huddlestone.

I suppose a deal hinges on the price West Ham place on his head. Either way, he's got my vote!

Craig Bellamy to Tottenham Hotspur, THBNHarry also commented on Craig Bellamy by adding "Craig is a fantastic professional. He's the type of player that is needed when things aren't going your way.

"I do like the lad, but he's a City player. If he [Bellamy] was to become available, I would definitely be interested."

Would you mind Parker and Bellamy signing up? I wouldn't. They would add a great deal of steel and depth to our squad in my opinion.

John Carew joining Tottenham Hotspur, THBNAlso, as per the article yesterday, a lot of you said that Defoe isn't the sort of player that can play up top on his own. I have to agree with you. I hate to say it, but Darren Bent is the sort of player that could be deployed in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1 come 4-3-3 formation. He's proved that at Sunderland. Anyway, there's no point crying over spilt milk.

Maybe this is a long shot, but I wouldn't mind seeing big old John Carew at the Lane. Surely Harry could work his magic and do a deal which involved Robbie Keane going in the opposite direction?

We've finally reached that time of year me ole chums.....

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West Ham Radio Ad

11:32 am
The lads in the office have put on talkSPORT so as to listen to all the fans calling for either 4-4-2, Capello's head, or both to be tossed into the bin.

Today has been a strange kind of day. There's only one thing we're all talking about. Yeah, you guessed it; the new and fantastic West Ham radio ad!

For those that don't listen to talkSPORT, it's the red-top of footballing radio stations. The ads mirror the quality, therefore you can image the London based fans amazement when the West Ham ad came on.

"New manager, new players and more excitement". That was just a snippet of the ad that caught my ear. To my astonishment, West Ham have actually thought it prudent to release a radio ad that (if one can read between the lines) asks football and (more embarrassingly) West Ham supporters to buy their new season ticket.

I had to look over at my calendar. Nope, not 1st April.

How desperate must a club be if they are willing to sacrifice their self esteem and image so as to entice would-be football supporters to watch a side that so very nearly went down?

The ad sounds like it was recorded in a circus to. Now I know the two David's have their roots firmly planted in the marketing of porn, but come off it!

If you're English, chances are, you're feeling down right about now. Do yourself a favour and turn over to talkSPORT. Listening to the ad will raise your spirits!

Also, if you're in that part of the world, go and watch Dagenham & Redbridge. You'll be greatly entertained and their fans are top notch to.



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Early Seasons Predictions

1:05 pm
The season's two weeks away and our opener against Liverpool has got us going again.

Our first four matches are as follow;


  • Liverpool, Sunday 16th August 2009, 4pm, Home

  • Hull City, Wednesday 19th August 2009, 7.45pm, Away

  • West Ham, Sunday 23rd August 2009, 1.30pm, Away

  • Birmingham City, Saturday 29th August 2009, 3pm, Home



My prediction is that we'll get 8 points from the opening above four games. I can see us getting a score draw against Liverpool and Birmingham.

After watching us in action against West Ham and Hull, I am pretty confident that we'll get 6 points from those games. Even though both games were friendlies, we looked far stronger and better prepared for the season.

Let's hope that we kick off strongly this time round.
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