It seems as the Tevez saga has reached a first end stage with ManU calling the help of the FIFA to arbitrate the move. For weeks WHU, MSI and ManU have been discussing the case, but it seems they just don’t want to reach an agreement. More specifically WestHam doesn’t want to reach an agreement.
Tevez has expressed his desire to join OT. Joorabchian wants to bring the player to OT and cash in big time. David Gill and SAF are hopeful and think the Argentinian could make a swift move to OT.
Tevez even straightly flew from the Copa America to Manchester for a medical.
But the Upton Park crew sees things differently. Obviously they do, because it looks like they won’t see a penny for Tevez.
Remarkably calm is the Premier League. Why?
Didn’t the Premier League demand that every contract with MSI, Joorabchian’s company, were cancelled? Doesn’t rule U18 imply that no player is allowed to have third party contracts? Hasn’t the Premier League fined WHU for exactly this infraction?
More even, the Premier League recently stated that they will not agree with a move if a majority of the transfer fee doesn’t go to WHU? Why can’t the Premier League intervene?
Am I wrong or has the Premier League most to lose?
Imagine that FIFA agrees with Tevez move. I think Sheffield would quickly find another Court Room, probably a European one, in Straatzburg. And the outcome of those cases is never predictable.
But I think from now on I ill stop writing about the Tevez transfer. Until the day Tevez is presented as ManU player or the deal is blown off.
Newcastle United FC???
I am surprised about predictions in the comments. Both TR and Mark expect Newcastle to rank well. I don’t see what NUFC could reach next year, although they are on my list of teams to be considered for direct UEFA Cup qualification. But that’s it. To be considered.
Is it the Big Sam effect or are it the Ashley millions, I just don’t see it. The only thing I see is a terribly poor defense. Their midfield might be solid, but lacks any creativity, the attack will surely revive once Owen gets firing again and gives Viduka traction. But that NUFC defense.
SAF Still Enjoying It.
SAF said today he will never set a date to retire. As long as he can lead an entertaining squad.
Urawa Reds – ManU : 2-2.
Can someone please explain me what happens to the ball on the first Urawa goal? Suddenly every pace in the shot disappears and the ball takes an unnatural trajectory. WTF!?
I am not bothered with the result. It was our first game of the pre-season. We don’t need to win those games. As long as the players can have some game time, try out some squad setups and combinations and have fun. Heck, until the
Charity Community Shield we can continue the draws. I don’t care right now all that needs to be done is find the eleven players who match up best. There’s nothing to win anyway. Not until August, 5th at Wembley.
ManU – Chelsea.