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Here’s a reminder from us at Two Liverpool Fans that we have indeed moved to a new website address.

You can now find us at http://twoliverpoolfans.com . We hope to see you guys there! Alongside that, you can find us starting off our new website on general Premier League stuff at http://ramblingsofafifa12showboat.wordpress.com/ .

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For all you guys who don’t know, we have transferred to a new URL, that being http://twoliverpoolfans.com . Hope to see you guys there!

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Arsenal + Manchester City = Liverpool?


Well Liverpool have been one of the busier clubs in the transfer market so far, having captured the signature of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland and also many more linked with moves to Anfield. Suddenly, some sort of an equation seemed to have came across my mind,

 

ARSENAL + MANCHESTER CITY = LIVERPOOL

As we all know, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a secret obsession in signing unknown youngsters. It’s not a bad technique to be honest, as youngsters are the ones of the next generation and the current football stars are to retire someday later. But apart from Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, the other young Gunners have pretty much failed to make any significant impacts last season.

Lately, Arsene Wenger has once again stepped up to his ability in signing youngsters – completing the transfer of Finland Under-19 defender Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic. Oh well, Arsenal were forced to end their disappointing season empty-handed for the sixth consecutive year. But will the young Gunners actually bring glory to Arsene Wenger in the future?

 

And now we move on to Manchester City, the world’s biggest spenders. With spirits at an all-time high in the blue half of Manchester following their impressive FA Cup victory and also qualification into the prestigious UEFA Champions League, the club’s wealthy owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, could once again be tempted to splash the cash during the transfer window as they look to make inroads on both the domestic and continental fronts.

Manchester City are like spending money as if they’re toilet papers. They’ve already soared to a massive £650 million – which is quite insane. And guess what? They’re still hoping to increase the number! The likes of Marek Hamsik, Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gregory Van der Wiel, Alexis Sanchez and even Cristiano Ronaldo have all been on City’s radar. Well at least they’ve managed to finish 4th in the Barclays Premier League, a fairly good placing.

Which of course brings me back to this equation. Okay, Arsene Wenger has an obsession in signing youngsters – but at least he doesn’t overspend the money. And Manchester City of course, are famous in spending the cash – on quality players and not youngsters. Therefore,

Arsenal = Sign too many youngsters

Manchester City = Spend too much money

Most of all, what surprises me is that Liverpool have been very interested in youngsters – AND ALSO OVERPAYING! For example, Andy Carroll (the man who ultimately cost Liverpool a massive £35 million) is only aged 22 and he’s only managed a very limited 2 goals so far for the Reds, which is very disappointing. The transfer actually made Andy Carroll the eighth overall most expensive footballer and the most expensive British footballer of all time, but does he play like one – that’s a completely different story. And recently, Liverpool have just completed the signing of former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson for an undisclosed fee of approximately £20 million, which I believe they’ve also overpaid it. And to support the equation, Jordan Henderson is too a youngster (only 21 years of age). Furthermore, if we take a look at Liverpool’s shortlist in the transfer market, they’ve pretty much been monitoring the youngsters (Bojan Krkic, Phil Jones, Eden Hazard and Connor Wickham)! And I have a bad feeling that Kenny Dalglish will once again overpay in order to win their signature.

So when on earth did Liverpool turn into a combined Arsenal and Manchester City?

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Manchesters Want Sneijder


Manchester City have joined arch rivals Manchester United in a bid to lure Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder away from the Serie A league.

Both clubs have been strongly linked with a summer switch for the 2010 FIFA World Cup runner-up, and each club are capable of offering advantages over the other; but Sneijder has stated before that he could yet remain in Italy.

The Dutchman has confirmed that he will be flying to California where he will decide on his future and if he will join either 19-time English champions Manchester United, or neighbours Manchester City.

The Daily Mirror understands that the former Real Madrid man will be heading to California to meet his model wife Yolanthe as she is currently working on the American west coast, and there they will discuss whether a move to England would be desirable for the both of them.

(Manchester) United believe they are favourites to win the battle for the exciting Holland international who would be a direct on-field replacement for Paul Scholes, who retired last week.

Soren Lerby, Sneijder’s agent, met Sir Alex Ferguson at United’s team hotel in London in April before the Reds played West Ham. Ferguson has also turned his attentions to Tottenham’s Luca Modric after being made aware that City are ready to splash the cash for Sneijder.

The Daily Mirror

Manchester City will be fancying their slight advantage in bringing Sneijder to Eastlands. Nigel de Jong, who has featured for the Netherlands a lot of times with Wesley Sneijder during international duties, is not only a close pal of the 27-year-old,  they actually came up through the Ajax academy at the same time many years back.

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TLFs Guide To ALL The Summer Transfers


As the summer transfer window is looming ever closer, Two Liverpool Fans is here to update you guys on all your latest transfer news

ARSENAL

 

Ins: Carl Jenkinson (£1m from Charlton).

 

Outs: Tom Cruise and Mark Randall (released). Continue reading

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No Kolo For 6 Months


Ivory Coast and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been handed a 6-month ban following his positive doping test in March, meaning that he will be sidelined until September.

The Football Association has issued the statement of Kolo Toure’s ban starting that he has failed the test after taking his wife’s diet pill that was not intended to enhance his performances.

He was at fault in the limited and perfunctory efforts the made in relation to the water tablets.

The check he made in relation to those tables were inadequate and fell some way below what it would be reasonable to expect of a professional footballer in these circumstances.

http://www.thefa.com

Kolo Toure will be missing a number of matches for his side when the next Barclays Premier League campaign kickstarts in mid-August.

This has been a difficult period for me, and I am sad to have missed the team’s of securing Champions League football for Manchester City and also the FA Cup victory at Wembley.

But I am relieved that I will be able to return to football in September and thank the FA’s commission for their understanding about my case coming to their decision.

Toure on the club’s website, http://www.mcfc.co.uk

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The May 28th Transfer Gossip


It’s Saturday, May 28th and that means our transfer gossip column is continuing as usual, along with the fact that the Champions League final is about to kick off today!!

Arsenal Waiting on Samir Nasri

It looks like the makings of two huge transfer sagas that Arsenal will have to deal with this summer, both his star midfield players. As it is still uncertain as to whether Nasri will sign a contract extension that will tie him to the Emirates for a longer period of time.

Nasri has been offered a five-year deal in the region of £90,000-per-week – but is stalling on signing.

Gunners sources insist the club are confident the France forward will extend his stay at the Emirates. But Wenger does not want the contract stand-off to drag on much longer so that he has enough time to sign a replacement, namely Downing.

And the Frenchman has instructed the Gunners hierarchy to get a definitive answer

The Mail

Tevez Rejects move to Juve

Carlos Tevez has rejected a move to Juventus in the summer after refusing a contract that would have earned him 20 million euros a year. Here’s the full report:

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has turned down an incredible £20m a year offer from Juventus and is now set to stay at Eastlands.

The Daily Mail

Well, so that perhaps even leaves me without a clue to where he actually wants to go in the summer because he indeed mention that Italy was one of his ideal destinations. My guess would be that he’s waiting for a team like Barcelona or Real Madrid to step in and place a bid for him.

Liverpool to make move for Birmingham City defender

With Birmingham City already relegated, Liverpool are looking to steal Birmingham City centerback Scott Dann. The Metro reports that the Birmingham City defender is a lifelong fan of the Merseyside club and would welcome the move after Birmingham were relegated to the Championship.

The Chase for Downing

Arsenal and Liverpool FC have stepped up their interest in Downing as he has declined a contract renewal offer by Aston Villa. So that’s an interesting one to watch.

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