First an apology about the lack of coverage on this summer’s Euro 2008 tournament – I moved to London and had no internet and so nothing was written (as if anyone noticed!).
Congratulations to Spain for being consistent throughout – and showing England how to play with balls – but how amazing were Russia and Holland.
Unfortunately my money was on the Czech Republic!
Liverpool and Tottenham continue to waste funds
Tottenham have been spending more than most as they do every season but still won’t make into the top four. Bentley is overpriced and wouldn’t get in the Liverpool, Man Utd or Chelsea first-team (Arsenal wouldn’t have him back) and shows the depth of their ambition.
Benitez has again his ineptitude in the transfer market by signing an overpriced Robbie Keane for more than £20m – still not as bad as Andriy Voronin, Jermaine Pennant, Luis Garcia, Yossi Benayoun etc etc…
One team that looks to have spent well this summer adding talented Portugeuse duo Jose Bosingwa and Deco into their studded squad is Chelsea – and with Phil Scolari taking up the reins the title race could go right down to the wire next season.
Things to look out for next season
Man Utd and Chelsea battling for the top two places, while Arsenal and Liverpool struggle to hold on to third place.
Portsmouth, Everton and Aston Villa battling it out for the Uefa Cup with Spurs just behind.
Hull going down (unless the complete a major overhaul of their playing staff) and Stoke joining them.
Wigan, West Brom and Bolton scrapping to avoid 18th place.
Well done Calvin
Congratulations to Luton Town striker Calvin Andrew on his move to Crystal Palace and his excellent form in pre-season. The whole town is rooting for you!