Tony Pulis may not wish to dwell on financial matters after his costly loss in the high court last week but there is at least one calculation of which he can be proud. If transfer expenditure is factored into the amount of points won by each Premier League club this season, then Pulis is the highest-performing manager.
“I try to be very open,” sighed a weary looking Slaven Bilic. “I try to be honest as I always am. It ain’t helping if we are trying to wrap things in paper and to hide. We can’t continue like this. We can’t.”
Loaned out Arsenal star Jack Wilshere helped Bournemouth pull off a big win over Liverpool.
Tottenham Hotspur got their groove back with a big win this weekend.
Leeds United youngster was already a long shot for first team action.
Southampton are reportedly ready to battle Stoke City and Tottenham for Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez.
Gueye is shaping up to be one of the signings of the season for his excellent performances in midfield.
West Ham United were thrashed 5-1 by Arsenal on Saturday evening - much to Matthew Etherington's concern.
Tottenham Hotspur won against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
“I don’t know if you have children,” Pedro Obiang says, with an amused look that suggests he already knows the answer. Not yet, I reply. Obiang smiles. He laughs. “I know,” he says. He is not being patronising. He worked it out as soon as it was put to him that becoming a father during the summer must have complicated his preparations for the new season.
Zidane scored for Real Madrid this week – Enzo Zidane, that is. Just when his dad thought things could not get any better, the 21-year-old got a goal on his debut – 17 minutes after he walked on to the Bernabéu pitch and a decade after his father last walked off it.
A man from the Daily Telegraph once told me an interesting story about John Terry, Fabio Capello and one of those informal chit-chats England managers like to have with journalists.