Well the transfer window has slammed shut for another year (well four months to be precise) and avid fans the length and breadth of the country are like kids on Christmas morning.
As a Bolton fan I think we’ve done really well. David Ngog and Gael Kakuta are no slouches and will play their part no doubt. The best thing is that we’ve kept hold of Gary Cahill, having been linked with a big money move away. Harry Redknapp failed to secure his services after Owen Coyle asked for Jermain Defoe in exchange.
Previous to this however, he was courted by and widely touted with a move to Arsenal. Things did not go according to plan. There was a ‘derisory’ offer of £6m from the Gooners, well below the £17m asking price. Our belovèd chairman Mr Gartside retweeted a comment by a supporter that contained a few expletives. This of course that Mr Gartside inadvertently endorsed this supporter.
Mr Wenger, to coin a phrase ‘saw his arse’ and began to complain bitterly with as much Gallic charm as he could muster. They then, increased their bid substantially, strange that?
Arsenal have, over the summer have been busy fending of Barcelona, Man Utd and Man City from pursuing Fabregas and Nasri. They wanted, quite rightly, to hang on to their stars and would only sell for the right price. So it really stuck in my craw when Arsene started creating about Boltons’ stance on Cahill.
And this is where we come down to it, Mr Wenger when the boot is on the other foot, be prepared to hop!