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Copied off the msn website. Do you agree or not? I don't agree fully.... What would your top 10, or 5 or 3 if you can't be bothered to do 10.... Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Copied off the msn website.

Do you agree or not? I don't agree fully....

What would your top 10, or 5 or 3 if you can't be bothered to do 10....
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#1
10 - Barry Ferguson - Rangers to Birmingham for £1.25million
This signing was as inevitable as night following day, an England batting collapse and John Terry beating his chest and declaring that our honest England boys ain't cheats. However, although £1.25million is barely anything in today's terms, Ferguson failed in England five years ago, and since returning to Rangers his ability has diminished, his fitness become less reliable and as an added bonus he seems to have picked up an attitude problem, as can be seen by that whole drinking/swearing nonsense with Scotland. If Birmingham are to do anything this season, they would be well advised to build their midfield around someone else.



9 - Stewart Downing - Middlesbrough to Aston Villa for £12million
Before Downing hobbled his way into Villa Park, Aston Villa had one of the most promising left-wingers in Europe. So why spend £12million on another player in Ashley Young's position, perfectly decent though Downing is, when at least three other areas of the team required more urgent attention? Furthermore, why spend that money on a player who might not be available until Christmas? Were Villa just bored with the annual 'Downing to Spurs' talk and altruistically decided to end it all?



8 - Pascal Chimbonda - Spurs to Blackburn for £2million
However despicable a character you may think Chimbonda is (and opinions usually vary from 'very' to 'utter douchebag'), his worth as a decent, mid-level Premier League defender is not in much doubt. So therefore signing for a decent, mid-level Premier League club is about right, surely? Well, not when he was signed to replace a left-back in Stephen Warnock, as Sam Allardyce admitted was the case. Chimbonda can play anywhere along the back line, but surely a specialist lefty would have been a more sensible option.



7 - Joleon Lescott - Everton to Manchester City for £24million
Is it a meaningless statement to say City have overpaid for anyone? Do they, with their limitless supplies of cash, care? Perhaps not, but what they should care about is basing their defence on an overrated player. Lescott is a very good defender who had an exceptional first season in the Premier League, but is he really the sort of player in which an ambitious club - as City certainly are - should be placing such defensive faith? If City are serious about mounting a title challenge, one suspects Lescott is simply not good enough to be their first-choice centre-half.



6 - Alberto Aquilani - AS Roma to Liverpool for £20million
Aquilani's inclusion on this list has absolutely nothing to do with his ability, or Rafa Benitez's managerial or talent-spotting qualities. Aquilani may well replace Xabi Alonso convincingly, but the problem is he won't even have chance to convince anyone until October, thanks to his ankle issues, and even then he will require a good few weeks to get up to Premier League speed. It might be the New Year before he fully acclimatises, by which time Liverpool's title challenge could be gone. The importance of Alonso in Liverpool's current system has been commented upon many times on these pages, so without a creative force in the side for half a season, do they have a chance?



5 - Luis Antonio Valencia - Wigan to Manchester United for £17million
Valencia is a perfectly decent player. Had Cristiano stayed at Old Trafford this summer then Valencia would have been a fine addition to the United squad, able to fill in when required and learn from the World Player of the Year. However, no matter how much Alex Ferguson tries to dress it up, Valencia does have to replace Ronaldo. Nani is both too inconsistent and better on the left, Park is a worker and Ryan Giggs is no longer a winger. The comparisons will be inevitable, the pressure great, and the expectation probably too much.



4 - West Ham's lack of striking back-up
OK, not a signing - quite the opposite - but the inactivity on the striking front could be extremely damaging for West Ham. Amid rumours that Dean Ashton will never play again, and after the sale of Craig Bellamy in January, striking reinforcements were the order of the summer for Gianfranco Zola. However, by swapping Savio Naserenko for a defender and sending Freddie Sears out on loan, and replacing them with Frank Nouble and Alessandro Diamenti, the Hammers are back where they started. Luis Jimenez can fill in as a support striker, but they are now relying unbelievably heavily on Carlton Cole. While that is not as much of a risk as it would have been 18 months ago, a risk it still undoubtedly is.



3 - Kevin Prince Boateng - Spurs to Portsmouth for £4million
Some clubs don't disclose transfer fees for competitive reasons, some clubs don't disclose fees for financial reasons, some clubs just don't disclose fees because they're being obtuse. However, one suspects that Portsmouth did not officially disclose the £4million they apparently paid for Boateng because they were embarrassed at paying such a hilariously high amount. When one considers that a few days later Niko Kranjcar moved for half that sum (although that was admittedly because his contract had less than a year to run), the Boateng fee looks even worse.



2 - Roque Santa Cruz - Blackburn to Manchester City for £17million
Santa Cruz was feted as a bargain when he signed for Blackburn a couple of years ago, and one cannot argue with 24 goals for £3.8million in 2007/8. However, that was only the second time he reached double figures for a season in his career, and the first time was back home in Paraguay when he was 18. A decent player for sure, but worth £17million? Hughes had been after Santa Cruz for so long that it almost seems as if it was a pride thing - that he simply had to get his man to save face. Perhaps Hughes will be able to get the most out of him, as he did at Blackburn, but to pay that much for a man who will most likely be a back-up (behind Emmanuel Adebayor) is insane.



1 - Ross Turnbull - Middlesbrough to Chelsea for free
Yes, it was a free, and yes, he's only a reserve to Petr Cech, but he really is rubbish. This time last year Carlo Cudicini was Cech's understudy, but if the Czech breaks down next week Carlo Ancelotti is stuck with Turnbull between the sticks, possibly until January 2011. That is a terrifying thought for Chelsea fans, and a hilarious one for the strikers of the Premier League. That Turnbull was free is neither here nor there - Chelsea are trying to be financially independent, but surely they could have afforded a couple of million for someone better.


One of the main reasons for Boro's demise last season was their failure to replace Mark Schwarzer properly - or at all - so the decision of Chelsea to place such faith in a man who let in 36 goals in 22 games - including five against Chelsea - is mystifying. The move looks even worse given the hindsight afforded by Chelsea's transfer ban. While obviously Ancelotti (or whoever is buying players at Chelsea) would not have known about this when they signed Turnbull, it still does not excuse bringing staggeringly inadequate back-up to a side with supposed title ambitions.
#2
actually copied off football365 :whistling: i agree with all but 6:lol:
#3
micoo
actually copied off football365 :whistling: i agree with all but 6:lol:


shhhhhh you
#4
Yea there about right, a lot of them pointless transfers such as roque santa cruz, seriously what was the point
#5
11 JFK to Spurs
#6
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is an excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong also quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)

But I agree with Alberto Aquilani one, he is OK player but not worth what Liverpool paid for him.Alonso is alot better.
#7
mighty mugger
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is a excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong and quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)


17 million says it all:whistling:
#8
Pascal Chimbonda - Spurs to Blackburn for £2million?? why - he should have gone to accrington stanley
#9
they not have anything to write about becuase of meaningless friendlies, there no usual story about how it was a **** display by england so there's no way england can win the world cup (on the flip side, if we'd have won 6-0 we'd have been a dead cert to lift the trophy) so they thought they'd write this pile of garbage 4 games into the season.

OMG spurs are top of the league the big 4 has been broken surely everyone is chasing these potential treble winners now! (sense the sarcasm)
#10
skusey
11 JFK to Spurs


lol

mighty mugger
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is an excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong also quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)

But I agree with Alberto Aquilani one, he is OK player but not worth what Liverpool paid for him.Alonso is alot better.


Agreed.

holly100
Pascal Chimbonda - Spurs to Blackburn for £2million?? why - he should have gone to accrington stanley


He's a decent squad player who can fill in along the back four for a cheap price. Big Sam will be helping Blackburn balance the books as he's done at all the clubs he's been to, bar Newcastle.
Blackburn are never in danger of finishing any higher than 9th/10th at best with the players they had, and I can't see them getting dragged into the relegation battle.
#11
mighty mugger
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is an excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong also quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)

But I agree with Alberto Aquilani one, he is OK player but not worth what Liverpool paid for him.Alonso is alot better.


he a good player, but replacing ronaldo with him is stupid,

dnt see how aquilani can be on the list just cos hes injured, hes a world class midfielder, and he cost 15 million quid!! bargain in the current transfer climate :thumbsup:
#12
micoo
he a good player, but replacing ronaldo with him is stupid,

dnt see how aquilani can be on the list just cos hes injured, hes a world class midfielder, and he cost 15 million quid!! bargain in the current transfer climate :thumbsup:


Manchester United should have replaced Ronaldo with David Silva from Valencia.

But one transfer which I think is bad but may actually turn out good is Zlatan Ibrahimović to Barcelona.

Samuel Eto is a good transfer to Inter Milan - just had a look at Inter Milan's team they look like Champions League Contenders this season.
#13
borolad94
10 - Barry Ferguson - Rangers to Birmingham for £1.25million
This signing was as inevitable as night following day, an England batting collapse and John Terry beating his chest and declaring that our honest England boys ain't cheats. However, although £1.25million is barely anything in today's terms, Ferguson failed in England five years ago, and since returning to Rangers his ability has diminished, his fitness become less reliable and as an added bonus he seems to have picked up an attitude problem, as can be seen by that whole drinking/swearing nonsense with Scotland. If Birmingham are to do anything this season, they would be well advised to build their midfield around someone else..



Complete rubbish, have any of these reporters seen him play week in week out. No i doubt it.
Just because of his profile and past venture at blackburn they spout this crap.

He has played well in all our games this season and for £1.25 mil he will be worth every penny.
banned#14
9 - Stewart Downing - Middlesbrough to Aston Villa for £12million
7 - Joleon Lescott - Everton to Manchester City for £24million
6 - Alberto Aquilani - AS Roma to Liverpool for £20million
5 - Luis Antonio Valencia - Wigan to Manchester United for £17million


Some teams have more money than sense!

FTL - Man city!
#15
smithyp1
Complete rubbish, have any of these reporters seen him play week in week out. No i doubt it.
Just because of his profile and past venture at blackburn they spout this crap.

He has played well in all our games this season and for £1.25 mil he will be worth every penny.


yeah as much as I am glad to see the back of him (we're much better without him and his poisonous influence) by all accounts he has been doing rather well since he went back down.

oh and I'd also take exception to saying he failed when he was down the first time, when he wasn't injured he was made captain and mark hughes did not want him to leave hardly the actions of someone who flopped. The only reason he left was because he was missing the hamilton palace to much.
#16
csiman
9 - Stewart Downing - Middlesbrough to Aston Villa for £12million
7 - Joleon Lescott - Everton to Manchester City for £24million
6 - Alberto Aquilani - AS Roma to Liverpool for £20million
5 - Luis Antonio Valencia - Wigan to Manchester United for £17million


Some teams have more money than sense!

FTL - Man city!


aquilani was only 15 mil, will go to 18 if we win the league and the CL tho, bargain imo
#17
ants97
yeah as much as I am glad to see the back of him (we're much better without him and his poisonous influence) by all accounts he has been doing rather well since he went back down.

oh and I'd also take exception to saying he failed when he was down the first time, when he wasn't injured he was made captain and mark hughes did not want him to leave hardly the actions of someone who flopped. The only reason he left was because he was missing the hamilton palace to much.


He is just the sort of player a team like us needs, someone who can control and pass a football in the middle of the park and someone who doesn't panic and hoofs the ball anywhere and everywhere.
As i said, for the price, it's a bargain. So far so good !
#18
I scrolled down, seen if i could see Aqualiani, who i suspected was on there, and didn't read any more.

How does buying an injured player classify it as one of the worst signings of the summer. No-one's even seen him play in the PL yet!

If Real Madrid would've bough Ronaldo with a broken leg for £40m, would that be one of the worst tansfers of the summer?
banned#19
mighty mugger;6230065
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is an excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong also quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)

But I agree with Alberto Aquilani one, he is OK player but not worth what Liverpool paid for him.Alonso is alot better.

havent seen him play this year then?

the modern day equivalent of rodney wallace!
#20
santa cruz wasn't worth 18m and tevez wasn't worth 25m
#21
mighty mugger
Manchester United should have replaced Ronaldo with David Silva from Valencia.

But one transfer which I think is bad but may actually turn out good is Zlatan Ibrahimović to Barcelona.

Samuel Eto is a good transfer to Inter Milan - just had a look at Inter Milan's team they look like Champions League Contenders this season.


David Silva has talent (not just for diving), so why would he want to go to Man Ure!
#22
regarding numbers 7 &2,the answer will be proved either right or wrong come the end of the season.

some idea maybe over the next 2 weekends arsenal at home and china united away:whistling:


albeit number 2 is out injured
#23
Does everyone agree on Number 1 then?
#24
mighty mugger
Luis Antonio Valencia - why is he on the list surely he is an excellent player, not Ronaldo I know but he has got a decent cross in him and he is very strong also quick without the goals.

Surely he is not worst than Nani (Ronaldo's number one fan)

But I agree with Alberto Aquilani one, he is OK player but not worth what Liverpool paid for him.Alonso is alot better.


have you seen Aquilani play?
#25
csiman
9 - Stewart Downing - Middlesbrough to Aston Villa for £12million
7 - Joleon Lescott - Everton to Manchester City for £24million
6 - Alberto Aquilani - AS Roma to Liverpool for £20million
5 - Luis Antonio Valencia - Wigan to Manchester United for £17million


Some teams have more money than sense!

FTL - Man city!


have you seen Aquilani play?
#26
micoo
aquilani was only 15 mil, will go to 18 if we win the league and the CL tho, bargain imo


its rubbish isn't, the poor guy is being written off by people who have never seen him play!
#27
hassony
have you seen Aquilani play?


hassony
have you seen Aquilani play?


hassony
its rubbish isn't, the poor guy is being written off by people who have never seen him play!


next time, use the multi quote, like this :thumbsup:
#28
borolad94
next time, use the multi quote, like this :thumbsup:


have you seen Aquilani play?

:p
#29
hassony
its rubbish isn't, the poor guy is being written off by people who have never seen him play!


[COLOR="Red"]I don't think even Rafa has seen him play.[/COLOR]
#30
[COLOR="Red"]I think the whole list is a bit rubbish and pointless.

How can you tell if a player is a bad signing when he the league started less than a month ago?[/COLOR]
#31
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I think the whole list is a bit rubbish and pointless.

How can you tell if a player is a bad signing when he the league started less than a month ago?[/COLOR]


+1 ;-)
#32
They put Santa Cruz as 2nd and he hasn't played a game yet?

They put down a free signing by Chelsea as the number 1 worst signing, when all he is, is a third choice keeper?

It's just an article to interest football fans but the reality is that it has been prematurely written.
#33
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I don't think even Rafa has seen him play.[/COLOR]


haha you're so funny

:roll::roll:
#34
hassony
haha you're so funny

:roll::roll:


[COLOR="Red"]I'm not trying to be funny, I seriously don't think Rafa has ever seen him play.

Regarding Aquilani, Rafa said:[/COLOR]

"I always remember one game - England versus Italy Under-21s at Wembley, and he was man of the match in a 3-0 win."

[COLOR="Red"]
1) When did Italy U21s beat England U21s 3-0? The game finished 3-3.

2) Pazzini scored a hat-trick for Italy. Surely he was Man of the Match?

3) Aquilani didn't even play in the match.

So Rafa has signed the wrong player again. Maybe he thought Aquilani was Pazzini ?:w00t:[/COLOR]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/latest/2009/08/06/benitez-hails-aquilani-addition-115875-21576129/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6483789.stm
#35
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I'm not trying to be funny, I seriously don't think Rafa has ever seen him play.

Regarding Aquilani, Rafa said:[/COLOR]


[COLOR="Red"]
1) When did Italy U21s beat England U21s 3-0? The game finished 3-3.

2) Pazzini scored a hat-trick for Italy. Surely he was Man of the Match?

3) Aquilani didn't even play in the match.

So Rafa has signed the wrong player again. Maybe he thought Aquilani was Pazzini ?:w00t:[/COLOR]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/latest/2009/08/06/benitez-hails-aquilani-addition-115875-21576129/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6483789.stm


Someone made a thread about that :whistling:
#36
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]I'm not trying to be funny, I seriously don't think Rafa has ever seen him play.

Regarding Aquilani, Rafa said:[/COLOR]


[COLOR="Red"]
1) When did Italy U21s beat England U21s 3-0? The game finished 3-3.

2) Pazzini scored a hat-trick for Italy. Surely he was Man of the Match?

3) Aquilani didn't even play in the match.

So Rafa has signed the wrong player again. Maybe he thought Aquilani was Pazzini ?:w00t:[/COLOR]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/latest/2009/08/06/benitez-hails-aquilani-addition-115875-21576129/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6483789.stm


thers only one manager in the world tht would sign someone if they hadnt seen the guy play. Your manager. If hed seen u play ud still b in the park :lol:
#37
micoo
thers only one manager in the world tht would sign someone if they hadnt seen the guy play. Your manager. If hed seen u play ud still b in the park :lol:

[COLOR="Red"]
I've got trials at Spurs within coming weeks.

HTH.[/COLOR]
#38
The JFK
[COLOR="Red"]
I've got trials at Spurs within coming weeks.

HTH.[/COLOR]


im just joshin ya brah :lol:
#39
micoo
im just joshin ya brah :lol:


http://www.buddytv.com/articles/Drake-and-Josh/images/josh-peck-4.jpg
#40
smithyp1
They put Santa Cruz as 2nd and he hasn't played a game yet?

They put down a free signing by Chelsea as the number 1 worst signing, when all he is, is a third choice keeper?

It's just an article to interest football fans but the reality is that it has been prematurely written.


unless Hilario is injured, he has been on the bench for Chelsea at the start of the season...

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