Premier League News Round-Up

A lot of has been going on in the last week in the Premier League.  Teams are beginning to look forward to the winter transfers, while other teams are looking forward to resigning stars.  Below is some of the more interesting news from the last few days.
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Hotspur Manager Wanting More Flair Players

Tottenham Hotspur have been hindered by injuries for a while now.  This was painfully evident when they went down to West Ham United on Saturday.  With Michael Dawson, Jonathan Woodgatem, and Ledley King sidelined, they are painfully thin, especially at centre-back.  At present only Vedran Corluka and Sebastien Bassong are healthy enough to play the position.

Harry Redknapp, the Hotspur’s manager, definitely has some injury problems to address, but he is actually looking more towards possibly acquiring some flair players when the winter transfer windows open.  He expressed an interest to compliment Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart.  Much like the evolution of internet poker sites, he would like to see his team evolve into more of a finesse team.

The Spurs boss said: “I’d like to get another couple of flair players for the side to go with the likes of him (Van der Vaart) and Modric. You don’t give the ball away when you’ve got players like that. You look at Arsenal, they’re all popping the ball around to each other.  If people want the ball, you’ve got a chance because they tend not to give the ball away.  I’d much rather play that way, to be honest with you, than have people in there who are hammer-throwers, and keep passing the ball to the other team and then tackling people to get it back again.  I’d rather go the other way.”

Birmingham City Manager Hoping for Quick Deal

Midfielder Seb Larsson’s contract with the Birmingham City Blues expires at the end of this season and coach Alex McLeish has went on the record stating that he is hoping that the club can entice Larsson to stay.

He stated:  “There is nothing doing at the moment with Seb’s contract. We were hopeful we could get something done but it is up to Seb. He is now in a good position for himself if he wants to become a Bosman. But we will keep trying to entice him.”

Larsson has been a vital part of the club since 2006 when he came over from the Arsenal, a team formerly sponsored by online poker rooms.  He has scored 20 goals for the Blues while appearing in 170 games.  Negotiation for a new contracts started in early September.  However, it seems that personal terms have prevented a new contract from being reached.

Guedioura Out Up to Six Months

Adlene Guedioura is expected to be out of action for up to six months after fracturing his tibia in a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.  Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy stated that: “It’s desperately disappointing news both for Adlene and the club.”

The midfielder was taken off the field on Sunday via stretcher and tests run on Monday to determine the seriousness of the injury.  The timeline for his injury is four to six months.  The only good news came from Steve Kemp, Head of the Wolves’ medical dept.

Kemp said: “It is going to be a lengthy absence but on the plus side the consultant has told us it’s an uncomplicated fracture. In these situations that’s as good as it gets. Adlene will be in a full leg non weight-bearing cast for four weeks before progressing to a partial weight-bearing cast after that.”

So, it seems that Guerdioura will have some time to catch up on his poker770 review among other matters.  Don’t be surprised to see him back sooner than six months due to the fact that it was an uncomplicated fracture.

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