Welcome to Talk of the Turnstile, season 2014/15, Issue 5
Who’d have thought it? After a near perfect pre-season, Manchester United were supposed to beat Swansea City… weren’t they? It would seem Ki and Sigurdsson had other ideas. A 2-1 victory was their first ever win at Old Trafford in league football. It was a shock to the system for United and Louis Van Gaal said that “their confidence had been shattered”.
So how did United respond? They signed someone of course. In comes Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon and out went Nani as he returned to his former club on a year’s long loan deal.
But the most talked about deal and perhaps one that surprises most is that Liverpool have managed to buy Super Mario and I’m not talking about the plumber. Mario Balotelli has agreed to sign for the Reds in what could be a major boost to their title charge.
You may have seen the current standings for the SoccerStarz Premiership on our Facebook page earlier this week. Well, if you missed them here they are.
You can still enter right up until the transfer window closes, the code is 325009-89604.
Another bumper week in the Premier League is upon us.
Here are this weekend’s Premier League fixtures
|23 Aug 12:45||Aston Villa||v||Newcastle|
|23 Aug 15:00||Chelsea||v||Leicester|
|23 Aug 15:00||Crystal Palace||v||West Ham|
|23 Aug 15:00||Southampton||v||West Brom|
|23 Aug 15:00||Swansea||v||Burnley|
|23 Aug 17:30||Everton||v||Arsenal|
|24 Aug 13:30||Hull||v||Stoke|
|24 Aug 13:30||Spurs||v||QPR|
|24 Aug 16:00||Sunderland||v||Man Utd|
|25 Aug 20:00||Man City||v||Liverpool|
With under two weeks of the transfer window now left, have your club bought the players you wanted or do you think they need to strengthen some more?
Here are the rumours circulating this week
- Barcelona bid €60million for Angel di Maria. Real Madrid instantly rejected it and he is now odds on to join Manchester United
- Tottenham are conducting a medical with Argentinian defender Federico Fazio
- Transfer confirmed – Georgios Samaras has signed for West Brom
Done deals this week
|Carlos Sanchez||Elche||Aston Villa|
|Javi Garcia||Manchester City||Zenit|
|Marcos Rojo||Sporting Lisbon||Manchester United|
|Nani||Manchester United||Sporting Lisbon|
|Georgios Samaras||Celtic||West Brom|
Thanks again for reading Talk of the Turnstile.
We look forward to seeing you again next week.