The Premiership transfer window is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Hereâ€™s our thoughts on some of that more interesting nonsenseâ€¦ and let everyone know your opinion in the comments.
Lucas Neillâ€™s switch from Blackburn to Liverpool could be off after Liverpool choked at his Â£30,000 per week wage demands.
CaughtOffside Says: Is Â£30,000 per week really that much for the player you’ve been pursuing for almost a year? Steve Finnanâ€™s decent, but Neill and his neatly trimmed little beard will add some strength and another, good, option at center back. Highly doubt this one will collapse over wages.
Man Utd are now â€œ90% certainâ€ of rescuing Gareth Bale from guaranteed first team fotball before the transfer window closes.
CaughtOffside Says: Great news for Manchester United Reserves and Tottenham’s other 17 left backs.
Spurs will make a Â£5 million offer for Gabriel Heinze once Fergie has lured Gareth Bale and his laser-like left peg to Old Trafford
CaughtOffside Says: Bad news for Tottenham’s other 17 left backs. Heinze could consider himself hard done by after being replaced by Patrice Evra AND a Welsh teenager, but heâ€™ll have no trouble seeing off Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Lee Young-Pyo for the left back slot at White Hart Lane. Considering that many consider Heinze to be a more natural centre back, he’ll provide better cover in the middle for Ledley King than Calum Davenport or Tony Gardner.
Spurs could be ready to forget about Ashley Young because they donâ€™t want to match West Hamâ€™s successful 10 million bid.
CaughtOffside Says: Jol-ly wise (ho ho ho!). Just because a young fella has a decent few months in the Premiership, that doesnâ€™t make him worth Â£10 million. Two words: Michael and Ricketts.
With cash to burn after being rejected by Ashley Young and Arsenal reject Lauren, Alan Curbishley has bid Â£4 million of Eggert Magnussonâ€™s hard earned biscuit money for Birmingham (and former England!) central defender Matthew Upson. Steve Bruce has asked him to double that number.
CaughtOffside Says: Matthew Upson is the new Benni McCarthy (Until Blackburn ruined everything). Constantly linked with a move to the Premiership, constantly failing to arrive. Heâ€™s done well in the top flight before and would be a great signing for West Ham given their defensive frailties, if he can stay fit. We can see this one going through as Birmingham seem to be in sell mode.
Manchester City are being linked with loan move for Spartak Moscowâ€™s Argentine striker Fernando Cavenaghi.
CaughtOffside Says: We signed Cavenaghi in Football Manager three years ago and he eventually won FIFA World Player Of The Year. But who knows if Stuart Pearce is as good a manager?
Charlton tried to sign Edgar Davids earlier this month. Unsurprisingly, Davids said no. Heâ€™ll probably leave White Hart Lane (reducing Spurs to just 999,999 midfielders) with FC Dallas of the MLS the rumoured destination.
Caught Offside Says: Charlton fans must know things are bad when playing Premiership footy for their team is considered less attractive than Major League Sawker. Or maybe the Beckham-effect is just that strong.