Only Liverpool. Only Liverpool could be on the verge of bumping everyone to the signing of the summer and fuck it up. It was common knowledge last week that Virgil Van Dijk preferred Liverpool over all the other clubs interested in his signature. It is typical of the reds to ruin this by tapping the player up in the first place and having to apologise to his club. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t entirely convinced Van Dijk was the answer to all Jurgen Klopps defensive woes. But the fact he had chosen us over Chelsea and Man City was a massive step. The sad thing is that this would usually blamed on Ian Ayre, but he’s too busy in Germany getting shafted out of his wages by 1860 Munich and has been since March. Someone needs to be held accountable for this, we need to blame someone for this shit show… Jesus Ian, are you good for anything?!
3 Lion’s Cubs
Sunday was a massive day in the history of English football. Not since 1966 had any England side, male or female at any level, won a World Cup. That was until Dominic Calvert-Lewin put England ahead in the first half and the lads protected that slender lead for the remainder of the game. It’s huge that the F.A and England fans now have a reason to feel positive. Christ knows that there has not been much to be positive about in recent years. I for one look forward to watching none of these boys’ feature in the 2022 World Cup, or the 2024 Euro’s, or the 2026 World Cup, or any tournaments at all for that matter. No, like the famed “England Team of the Future” the Daily Mail predicted back in 2007, I am looking forward seeing the likes of Calvert-Lewin and Dom Solanke going the same way as the Sam Hutchinsons and Ben Amos’ of this world and plying their trade in the English lower leagues by the time the World Cup in Qatar rolls around in 5 years’ time.
Transfer story of the week
So to pass time over the summer, let’s revel in some transfer madness. This week’s transfer story of the week regards Romelu Lukaku’s proposed switch from the Ev to Chavski – for £87 million! Factor into this that Chelsea are prepared to sell one of the most devastating strikers in the league in Diego Costa to make way for Lukaku, then it becomes clear just how utterly ludicrous this deal is. I mean, £87 million for someone with a first touch like a set of railings! Everton have played a blinder here. Knowing full well that Rom wanted to go and slapping a massive fee on him like that, in full knowledge that some unfortunate wet one with too much money will pay it for 24 league goals, is nothing short of magnificent. Chelsea, I would have sympathy for you but the fact your selling Costa for Lukaku strips you of any right to my sympathy.