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Premier League Transfers

Top 10 Premier League Transfers Of The 2019 Summer

The Premier League transfers window shut a couple of weeks ago so I figured it would be cool to make a list of the best deals made. Of course, as with every list, there are criteria.  We’ll measure each transfer by three factors: ability, need, and value for money.

Premier League Transfers Criteria

1. Ability

This should be the easiest. How good is the player? I’ll be judging each player from what is called the eye-test,

Simply put, the eye test is a way to judge an athlete as they compete within their sport based upon your own observations. Not by statistics, but by the media or any other means other than your own two eyes. – Domenic Scarano from Bleacher Report

…that is, of course, if I have seen the player play. if not, I’ll do my rigorous research on YouTube.

2. Need

Did the club in question need the player? Sometimes, clubs buy players because of availability, affordability, or the need to weaken their rivals. I’ll be judging whether or not the team was in desperate need of the player’s services.

3. Value for money

Unless they are Neymar, Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Lionel Messi, a player’s marketability isn’t going to match the amount of money the club shelled out for them in the first place. This is football in 2019.  That being said, they are still some great deals you can find in the premier league transfers market.

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Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku

EPL: Are Manchester United Better Off Without Lukaku?

I hate to have to say this to all Manchester United supporters… but your team stinks. Last season your side finished 6th, this is the 5th time in seven seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson left that they finished outside of the top four. You are up in arms over the ownership. And Liverpool won another Champions League trophy…

It sucks being a Manchester United supporter in 2019.

The next episode in the Manchester United soap opera is called ‘Romelu Lukaku: Should He Go or Should He Stay?’. There is apparent interest in the player from Inter Milan.

Lukaku doesn’t seem to be in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær plans for the future. But, Manchester United aren’t budging over their £79 million valuation of the player.

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Stuart Baxter isn't scare of losing job

Bafana Bafana: Stuart Baxter – ‘I’ve got no problems losing this job’

In a press conference that took place when Stuart Baxter and his Bafana Bafana team arrived home after their AFCON quarter-final loss to Nigeria on Wednesday, Stuart Baxter was asked to give a mark on his performance in the tournament.  

“To rate my own job‚ I’ll never do that because that’s being pompous and blown up and I wouldn’t do that. If I was to stay in the job‚ it was because I think I could do the job properly.

“Without sounding arrogant‚ not one per cent of my self-esteem would come from questions like that asking me to give a mark on my own performance.”

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Stuart Baxter and Bongani Zungu Twitter

Bafana Bafana: Is the #BaxterOut Trend On Twitter Fair Or Foul?

After final whilst blew on Saturday night’s game, and it was confirmed that Stuart Baxter and his Bafana Bafana side did what most thought they couldn’t do, Black Twitter erupted…

https://twitter.com/Shadaya_Knight/status/1147630607217954816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1147630607217954816&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zobofootballblog.co.za%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost.php%3Fpost%3D3270%26action%3Dedit

Even the President got involved but he included a picture of the wrong national team in his Tweet. Fire the person who handles your social media Mr President*

https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa/status/1147622761596162049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1147622761596162049&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zobofootballblog.co.za%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost.php%3Fpost%3D3270%26action%3Dedit

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