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Latest Transfer News: Neill, Bale, Heinze, Young, Upson, Davids and Cavenaghi

The Premiership transfer window is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Here’s our thoughts on some of that more interesting nonsense… and let everyone know your opinion in the comments.


CaughtOffside Says: Is £30,000 per week really that much for the player you’ve been pursuing for almost a year? Steve Finnan’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.


CaughtOffside Says: Great news for Manchester United Reserves and Tottenham’s other 17 left backs.


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 he’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.


CaughtOffside Says: Jol-ly wise (ho ho ho!). Just because a young fella has a decent few months in the Premiership, that doesn’t make him worth £10 million. Two words: Michael and Ricketts.


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. He’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.


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?


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.