Friday, 11 July 2008

Defeated

Without a single word of denial from Spurs, and the rumourwhores of Liverpool salivating at the prospect of yet another forward joining Rafa's eternal revolution - it's time to say goodbye to Robbie Keane. There, I said it. Unless this is the mother of all smokescreens, I can't see Robbie in anything other than a red shirt next season, cartwheeling in front of an ecstatic Kop.

Are we a selling a club? Technically, yes....and no. We don't sell players because we have to, we sell them because we have no choice. Probably one and the same thing, but what I mean is - Keane wouldn't be shifted in any other circumstances. As loyal and settled as he is at WHL, the second he realises there's a chance of instant Champs League football he (any player) will move on. Worked for Carrick. Liverpool is possibly the highest level in the Prem Keano can play for.

I can only hope that Spurs bring in a player that's as good or better than him, because he's gonna leave a hole the size of N17 when he departs.

2 comments:

the machine said...

This is just Rafa taking advantage of a made-up story in the press to apply pressure on Valencia re: Villa.

Since the 'Keane hands in transfer request' story we've heard nothing. It's a smokescreen Liverpool are using.

Tote Football pro said...

Don't know about that Machine. Not saying there is too much substance in the Keane to Liverpool thing, but am pretty sure Liverpool aren't trying to get Villa. They simply can't afford him.

Are we a salling club? Simple answer: Yes. Without CL football, our best players, especially the foreign ones, will use us as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

Stepping up to 4th in the league and a Cl spot is our short term goal. We have the resources to challenge Liverpool and Arsenal. Unfortunately, if we sell our entire strikeforce i can't see ot happening this year.