Is Andy Carroll worth 35 million English pounds? I’ll go out on a limb and make this prediction: assuming he stays healthy, Andy Carroll will have a greater impact for Liverpool than Fernando Torres will for Chelsea. I also think he’ll pair well with Luis Suarez.
The good news for Newcastle United, Carroll’s old team is that they have 35 million pounds to spend on transfers. The bad news is that they can’t do it until the end of the current season.
As for Torres, while Chelsea may be a good fit for him, they still need to shore up their defense. David Luiz is a good start, but John Terry’s form recently should have Ancelloti worried. Nicholas Anelka is now the odd man out among the strikers, but linking his name to a move to the MLS’s New York Red Bulls is a surprise.
As an Arsenal fan, their recent record still surprises me, but they have managed to hang on to second place and, while I’m not optimistic about them going to the championship game of the FA Cup, winning the league or upsetting Barcelona in the Champion’s League, the Carling Cup is their’s to lose against Birmingham City. Thomas Vermaelen, please get well soon. Samir Nasri, too.
Clint Dempsey is Fulham’s leading scorer and has scored as many goals in all competitions thus far as he did last season – and this season Fulhams did not qualify for Europa League competition.
For a guy who is often injured and goes to ground pretty easily, Arjen Robben should probably think twice before getting physical with his teammates. He does have a point regarding Muller, but there should be a better way to handle this.
Schadenfreude for this Barcelona fan? You betcha!