08 May 2008

Is this thing on?

I apologize for the nearly week-long radio silence, but we've pretty much hit the off-season. However, as it’s still early May, I’ve little desire to wade into transfer gossip I usually ignore when we’re actually in the full-fledged silly season: Crouch has a £15m price tag, the Barry talk has hit a fever pitch (and is giving O’Neill fits), Crouch, Carson, Riise, Pennant and others are rumored to be on their way out, while Benitez has confirmed Kewell will depart.

Have I mentioned that there’s still a round of fixtures left? Sigh. Hopefully this means business will be done sooner rather than later, but after the mess at boardroom level all season long, I'll believe it when I see it.

On the good news front, Agger's back in training (mentioned in the long Benitez interview that's the Crouch price tag link), the new stadium plan’s been approved (for the third time; now it's been pushed back until maaaaaaaybe 2011/2012) and congratulations to the reserves, who won the league championship over Aston Villa thanks to goals from Nemeth, Brouwer, and Lucas. Special mention goes out to Gary Ablett, who’s in his first season as reserve manager.

Back tomorrow with the final Premiership predictions and a preview of the Liverpool/Spurs match.

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