Transfer Blog

I meant to write this a while ago, just after the deadline but then I went to Romania and Serbia, started a new job and got a new flat. I’ve been busy but mulling it over in my head. I’ll keep it short.

Manchester City bought terribly. Neither Negredo or Jovetic will have any impact. Fernandinho is good and will release Toure somewhat while the likes of Javi Garcia, Nastastic and Lescott still bumble around. The little Spanish winger will barely register. They will never win the league this season.

Manchester City also bought badly. Fellani might be a Moyes’ player but he isn’t a United one and he certainly isn’t good enough to improve the team. I fear without a creative midfielder they will stifle and churn out results against the poorer teams and struggle to win against the big team especially in Europe. How Fellani or Baines are meant to make any difference at that level s beyond me.

Chelsea bought very well. Willam is very good while the signing of Eto’o is a masterstroke. They will win the league this season.

Arsenal never needed Ozil and certainly not at that price. Watch him play. He is great against the poorer teams and disappears against the big teams or when the going gets tough. That said, with a full fit team they will still finish 4th especially as Giroud will play better.

Everton did brilliantly in the transfer window. Lukaku and Barry are great signings as well as holding onto Jagielka and they are perfect for the style of Martinez. But alas he is still not the right man for the job. The problem ultimately with the Everton job is its going nowhere no matter how well you do.

Spurs bought too many players to calculate but they did buy well especially Eriksen. However 5th place is what they are gonna get.

Newcastle bought no one bar an on-loan Remy but they did keep their main players. That said this has 10th-14th place written all over this season.

The rest of the league is full of average teams (like Newcastle) and comment is pointless.

So much to tell you


Brasov in Romania

New job (better)
New flat (awesome location, size, gym, 15min walk to work, right in the centre of the city)
New guitar
Redbull Flugtag is coming along nicely. 6 weeks to go.
Serbia and Romania were very cool.
10 days paid holiday in October – back to Europe or Iran
New bar to watch football

Real write-ups soon about Armenia, Newcastle, Georgia, Serbia and Romania……maybe even Colombia from 2012 or Israel from 2010! 🙂

More Movies Seen

Ironman 3

Its bigger. Its flashier. Its bigger. Its got more Ironmen. Its got women in a suit. Its got some bad guy for some reason you can’t give a shit about. Its got a multi-faceted plot. Its got more things you can remember. Its got a story I don’t care about. Its got Tony Stark acting like a douche. Its got a token black friend. Its got a token woman. Its got bad jokes. Its got an annoying kid. Its got nothing to separate it from anything else. Its got a stupid ending even for superhero nonsense. Its got a disappointing rating from me. 5/10

And While We Were Here

You know The Notebook? You know that feeling of your mouth drying up and your face getting stuck in that ‘I can’t believe I am watching this shit’ face. Well it gets worse and this pile of absolute, donkey shite is so bad you run through the whole emotional gambit you feel when the doctor tells you you have 3 months to live or when you get dumped (shock, rejection, denial, euphoria, depression, acceptance). At least The Notebook is well-made and has James Garner in it. This pile of camel wank is such badly edited, woodenly acted morose crap at 82 minutes you are emotionally exhausted and ready for bed, or a truck to run you over. I would like to blame Olivia for this but in reality I downloaded it for us to watch and she did say this was crap first. I am going to punch myself in the balls. Three times. 1/10

This is The End

I quite, quite enjoyed this despite it really not being very good. Seth Rogan plays himself again while a host of others play themselves in mild send-up. Only Michael Cera really steps out of character and is probably the best thing in it. The story is rubbish; James Franco has a party as the Judgement Day arrives and lot of guests die. Ignore Rhianna. Her seconds in the trailer is her whole film. Is this any good? Yeah its alright. Does it pass the time while on a train from Bucharest to Timisoara? I suppose. Are the stars as annoying in ‘real life’ as they are in movie ‘real life’? Proabably. 6/10

Before Midnight

The finale to the trilogy. The most intense and painful to watch but still unmissable. The scene in the hotel room is brilliantly realised and emotionally charged. I don’t quite believe them as a couple. They are still arguing over little moments what should be passed. They still seem too pally and not fully comfortably together as a couple but it remains an excellent addition, if not a true conclusion. 8.5/10