With the Championship taking a break this weekend, Vincent Ralph looks back at his pre-season predictions...
It's been easy to knock Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, and to stereo-type him as the thick footballer who has more money than sense and doesn't know how well off he is.
Pepe Reina was expected to be on his way to Barcelona as Victor Valdes' replacement this summer. But Marc Andre ter Stegen now seems to be on his way.
Olivier Giroud is up against Karim Benzema for a starting role in the French national team - and could soon be team-mates with him.
For some, they were able to stop before it was too late. Others were not so fortunate. Featured here are former (and current) players who played for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham.
Despite landing Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas looks set to capture another playmaker in Keisuke Honda
A select round-up of morning news relating to Tottenham Hotspur…
All the latest news and gossip from this morning at The Emirates.
The Borussia Dortmund striker has stated that although his nation cannot qualify for the tournament in Brazil, he wants to end the qualifying campaign with a positive result at Wembley.
Kevin Prince-Boateng picked up a knee injury for Schalke in the club’s last Bundesliga clash, but is making a speedy recovery.