I’m counting down the top ten players who have made me laugh and (almost) cry since the start of the Premier League. The list doesn’t only take into account how these players performed on the field, it also takes into account how they performed off the field too… In fifth place, Craig Bellamy.
In total, Craig Bellamy has amassed £45 million pounds in transfer fees. He is the Cardiff born centre-forward who started his career at Norwich and went on to play for six Premier League clubs. Undoubtably a great player, but it will probably be his behavioural skills that most will remember him for when he retires.
The rules to a FIFA scouting report are simple. A new or prospective signing for a club represents them on FIFA 11 against three random clubs from their native league. Will their performance be relative to how they’ll get on in real life? Who knows? Maybe club managers and owners will be using this method in the future.
Shefki Kuqi plays three matches for Newcastle on FIFA 11. How did he get on?
The January transfer window is fuelled by newspaper talk. Will Arsenal sign that 17 year-old wonderkid from Rennes? Will Blackburn’s new owners allow their manager to put in an audacious bid for the world star at the top of his game? Who knows, but people still read it every day. The truth is out there, it’s actually below. Which Premier League clubs were linked with which players, and who actually, really signed for them?
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southampton), Mamadou Sakho (PSG), Quade Taylor (Dulwich Hamlet), Paul McCallum (Dulwich Hamlet), Eden Hazard (Lille), Madjid Bougherra (Rangers), Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Cahill (Bolton Wanderers), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow), Michael Ciani (FC Lorient), Christopher Samba (Blackburn Rovers), Neven Subotić (Borussia Dortmund), Matthew Upson (West Ham Utd), Sol Campbell (Newcastle Utd), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht)
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Arsenal Rumour:Truth Ratio
17 rumours, 0 transfers = 100% Rumours