THE LATEST NEWS ON THIS, THE FINAL DAY OF THE WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW, IS THAT NOTHING HAS YET HAPPENED FOR PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS.
AND ANTHONY ELDING STILL REMAINS AT STOCKPORT.
STAY TUNED FOR ANY RAPID DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS CRUCIAL DAY.
STOP PRESS! I OBVIOUSLY MISSED JAMIE’S IMMENSELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT RIQUELME! FAST PACED IS THE 31ST!
And, it’s also my birthday.
Jari Litmanen has gone to Fulham from Malmo on loan; Roy Carroll has left Rangers (and the slim chance of getting a sport of European football this season) for Derby County for an undisclosed fee, and Man City’s Ousmane Dabo has joined Lazio for an undisclosed fee, too.
THE THIRTY-SIX YEAR OLD LITMANEN TO LEAD THE FIGHTBACK FOR FULHAM. God, and I was actually quite optimistic for them when they grabbed Hodgson.
Saying that, Hodgson’s shrewd when he wants to be, and would have seen Litmanen’s capabilities after managing Finland. Malmo and Hodgson must still be on good terms as well, and the loan makes sense for Malmo as the Swedish season doesn’t start until April. Still, Litmanen has only managed ten games for them since 2006. It’ll be interesting to see whether the gamble pays off for Hodgson and Fulham.
Update: 11.45 pm
Oh! Not long now! And blow me down! Anthony Elding’s only signed for LEEDS UNITED! That came out of the blue! And the man that usually causes most of the speculation around this time in Jermaine Defoe has actually moved! To Portsmouth! Oh, this is intense! Whether it’ll outweigh the £12m Middlesbrough have paid for Brazilian Afonso Alves is yet to be revealed. Exclamation marks!!!