Monday, 2 February 2009

Transfer window shuts

At long last it's over.

It hasn't been all bad: I'm pleased with each of our four signings, I'm not too upset at missing out on Roque Santa Cruz, Lassana Diarra or even Kaká.

But in the last few weeks I've spent more time on goal.com, on NewsNow, and on the Bluemoon transfer forum than any sane person ought to.

The state of flux brought about by the transfer window makes any serious thinking about City impossible: how could one seriously consider Craig Bellamy's role in the team, for example, while we were said to be about to sign Santa Cruz? Or the relative places of Kompany, Onuoha, Richards and Zabaleta in our formation jigsaw when there was talk of Joleon Lescott and the Tourés, Kolo or Yaya?

Whatever we think of it, our squad is fixed for the rest of the 2008/09 season. And now that the window has closed we all have the chance to turn off Sky Sports News, log off NewsNow and think a bit more seriously about these questions.

2 comments:

M9NY said...

Does this mean you're as mad as hell and you're not going to take it any more? One more transfer day and the Wife would have staged an intervention.

Gav said...

This is why I think the TW is a good thing. I find it hard to imagine what it would be like if it was like this all year round! Was it this bad before?