Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Drop Zone

I think it is safe to say that Watford and West Ham are heading to the Championship next year. There are some quality players on those squads. It begs the question of, "Where will they be next season?"

(My Op-Ed begins here)
I think Roy Keane should try and get Reo Coker. That boy is very good. He may be out of the Sunderland price range though. We can see that Roy Keane knows how to structure and build a "team" from the very dirty bottom of the Championship, upwards, to the Premiership (within the same season I may add) without spending £400M. I have a feeling Roy Keane knows the value of an individual player as well as the value of the Great British Pound (which happens to exraordinarily high these days) and how to leverage the two within 'HIS/Their' squad. We'll have to wait and see the movement in the transfer market when the season ends. Other than over priced Englishmen, there are some big names in that group.

There is yet another team to get the boot as well. I think when all is said and done, Fulham will be the victim (they play Blackburn, Arsenal, and Liverpool in the next three matches, that is a total of 0 points for Fulham in the next three). Nobody wants to pillage anybody from Fulham though. That would be the black cat underneath your ladder.

  • Neill
  • Ferdinand
  • Reo Coker
  • Benayoun
  • Tevez
  • Harewood
  • Ashton
  • Bouazza
  • DeMerritt
  • King
  • Shittu
P.S. I bet Big Sam Allardyce would be up for a 'Past-Expiry Date' special on Teddy!


The Gaffer said...

I don't think there will be a fire sale with those sides that go down. I think teams like West Pork :-) can keep their core and focus on winning the Championship and coming back up next season. All those Americans at Fulham need to learn in the Championship anyway... so off they go !

Glendon said...

Hmmm, I canot see Ferdinand, Reo Coker, Ashton, Benayoun plying their trade in the Championship. Yes West Ham put them on the map but they will move on. Ashton moved from Norwich to the Premiership, don't you think he had a clause, as well as the others I named, in his contract to get him out of that situation. They are there to advance their career not to damage it.