Transfer Round Up Round Table

Posted by Hinesy on September 1, 2011, 09:34:15 AM

Headlines and Deadlines: The window's shut, the sill is full, the glass is wiped and Kenny's no longer on the pull...
Fill in your own transfer day deadline metaphor here, but you get the idea. Not really a frenetic summer of transfer dealings and for once no shocking "Gerrard to Darlington" - I won't go, me dad told me not to" headlines, just Raul Meireles waking up and shouting "I must see Fernando, he owes me £20" at the last minute and Kenny clearly thinking "You should be honoured to play for us, if £35k a week's not enough, tatty bye"

So Henderson, Adam, Downing, Seb getme Coates, Enrique Inglesias, and a host of others (including the golfer C.Bellamy), I've probably forgotten, have come in whilst Raul, lil Joe Cole (he score one goal), Ngog, Degen (was he still here?), Andy Carroll's stunt double to Wolfsburg, et al (did we have an Al? Seems likely given we've squad numbers beyond 203) have gone, saving us about £90000 a week in Cole's terms and about £90 cumulative for the rest.

So...
Good/Bad business?

Who would we have liked that we missed? (Yossi back? Scott Parker? That kind of thing, not fantasy footy)

And what does it say about Kenny and Comolli's relationship the way its panned out?

For me Kenny seems to be going for a strong British squad, and has a team that is strong in midfield, young in defence and still a little lightweight in attack unless you move Dirk up front when Luis is resting... (incidentally, all the lil Lius that have played for Liverpool have been little, lithe and called Luis....)


thoughts the day after the madness and dust settles please.





(Here's the full list, thanks to Phil M)
IN:
Charlie Adam (from Blackpool)
Jordan Henderson (from Sunderland)
Stewart Downing (from Aston Villa)
Doni (from AS Roma)
Jose Enrique (from Newcastle United)
Sebastian Coates (from Nacional)
Villyan Bijev (from California Odyssey)
Craig Bellamy (from Manchester City)


Loans:
Alberto Aquilani (loaned to AC Milan)
Joe Cole (loaned to Lille)
Dani Pacheco (loaned to Atletico Madrid)
Stephen Darby (loaned to Rochdale)
Peter Gulasci (loaned to Hull City)
Villyan Bijev (loaned to Fortuna Dusseldorf)


OUT:
Raul Meireles (to Chelsea)
David Ngog (to Bolton Wanderers)
Sotirios Kyrgiakos (to Vfl Wolfsburg)
Christian Poulsen (to Evian)
Milan Jovanovic (to Anderlecht)
Paul Konchesky (to Leicester City)
Emiliano Insua (to Sporting CP)
Daniel Ayala (to Norwich)
Nabil El Zhar (Released)
Thomas Ince (to Blackpool)
Gerard Bruna (to Blackpool)
Chris Mavinga (to Stade Rennais)
Philippe Degen (Released)
Deale Chamberlain (Released)
Dean Bouzanis (Released)
Steven Irwin (Released)
Alex Cooper (Released)
Nicola Saric (released)

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