Last link roundup of 2010 (tear). There's a lot of things swirling around the interwebs going into 2011, especially with the January transfer window opening this weekend. Let's jump into it.
-Despite playing long stretches of the last two matches with 10 men, the team is sitting one point behind fourth place Chelsea. Welsh Jesus is joining the queue behind an EPL title shot. The Telegraph provides a synopsis of the title contenders and what they must do to insure a trophy.
-ESPN's Soccernet had two different features this week detailing each EPL team's best and worst players through the first half of the season. Spurs best player is a bit of a no brainer, but their worst pick might take some people by surprise. (For the record, I agree with their pick for worst player but know my thoughts on him are futile because so many people like him.)
-Oh Robbie Keane, how you make me laugh. The last couple weeks when I started looking for links I have seen some crazy new developments in the Irishman's saga. This week is no different.
As you may recall from last week, Keane's possible transfer to West Ham United was hitting two snags: 1) his wage demands and 2) wanting a seven figure bonus if the Hammers don't get relegated. It seems that West Ham is willing to pay Keane's weekly wages, but now there's a hang up on a loan fee. Wolves and Birmingham are also interested in Keane, and now Newcastle is looking to sign the Irishman after he sent out a plea to the Toon to come get him. How many boyhood teams did Robbie follow? Liverpool, Celtic and now Newcastle?
-Follow up from last week: Woody could be heading out on loan now. I think this would be his best option to get some match fitness and back into a playing rhythm, then hopefully compete for his starting spot at the start of the 2011-12 season.
-Want a laugh? Read this rumor.
-Man City's potential purchase of Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko would have a gigantic impact on the EPL, but also free up some marquee players for sale. Any names on that list look tempting to anyone?
Alright, get ready for a hectic transfer window everyone. Where does Keane wind up? Does Becks make his way to White Hart Lane on loan? Do you want any part of Man City's garage sale?