More Bits & Pieces Including: Pep Wants €250 Million For De Bruyne, Sarri Would Welcome Terry Back To Chelsea And José Plays Rashford More Than Any Other Player

Posted: September 15, 2018 in Arsenal, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur
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Pep Guardiola has cleared up a misunderstanding. Apparently, Kevin De Bruyne does not have a release clause of €250 million in his Manchester City contract. In fact, he doesn’t have a release clause at all. No, the manager merely stated that anybody wishing to buy the Belgian would have to start the bidding at that figure.

So where did the fake news come from? Well, some Spanish reporter, according to Guardiola his very self, misunderstood the answer to his question.

The bit about this where we are unsure is as to what language the question was asked and answered in. Logically, a Spanish reporter would ask a Spanish coach a question in Spanish, so why would there be any misunderstanding?

It is possible however, that if the question was raised at a press conference, it was asked in English bringing about the probability that it was actually Pep who misunderstood the question as he does around 30-40% of the time.

Anyway, any club wanting to buy Kevin De Bruyne now knows what they need to do.

Terry back to Chelsea…..?

Maurizio Sarri would be quite happy for John Terry to return to Stamford Bridge but only in a coaching position.

He sees him as an ideal role model, on the field anyway, for the youger players at the club. Terry himself has expressed a desire to continue playing for another year, a possibility categorically ruled out by Sarri.


Plain old John Terry may be back at Stamford Bridge soon

He was, at one stage, expected to join Spartak Moscow but obviously reached agreement with them before bothering to consult his family. They decided they didn’t fancy life in Moscow so he had to make a rather embarrassing and hasty u-turn.

Aston Villa would also have liked to re-sign him but, due to his extortionate salary, decided he was not that important to their cause.

So, at the moment, Terry has the opportuniy of going back to the club he loves and bringing through some of the future generations of defenders. Surely it is one he won’t turn down.

Rashford always plays…..

José Mourinho took a couple of minutes out of his press conference to address the Manchester United fans and explain how often he had included Marcus Rashford in his selections.

It was a nice distraction as he proved, beyond any doubt, how idiotic the media and pundits, such as Jamie Carragher, can be.

We are not going to repeat the facts to which he alluded because The Guardian included them in a comprehensive little article which you may peruse at your leisure.

Suffice to say that Rashford was the most used player in the last two seasons proving that not only do the ignorant members of the press get it wrong all the time but, occasionally, pretty average ex-players also spout forth rubbish, amongst other things, from their mouths.


Marcus Rashford’s appearance record for Manchester United is actually making Jamie Carragher look more stupid than he really is, (if that is possible)

And finally…..

Jürgen Klopp was asked about Harry Kane as part of the build-up to the Tottenham Hotspur/Liverpool game this weekend at Wembley.

Klopp, being the nice man that he is, resisted the temptation to tell the reporter to go and ask Mauricio Pochettino, which is precisely what he should have done, and went about saying what a great player Kane is and how he must be tired after his escapades at the World Cup, (as if Kane were the only English player who attended).

In other words, he wasted time answering yet another pathetic question from yet another pathetic reporter about a player from another team.

Most, if not all, of the other managers will refuse to speak about players from a club other than their own, Klopp should stop being polite and do the same.

  1. RedMe says:

    The reporters always publish what they want it to be nowadays not what it is. It used to be that one would read the paper or watch the news to find out what happend and from one to another you would have different details of the story but the base of the news was true.


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