Happy Friday and New Year, Spursland!
Hopefully this morning finds you well, not various states of disrepair; but even if you are reading this on your mobile from your neighbor's bushes, covered in urine and blood, it a joyous time. Yes, it's 2016, but not only are we ushering in a new year today, it's the official start of the January transfer window! [Editor's note: the transfer window actually opens on Saturday, January 2. Which is probably good because nobody wants transfers happening while people are still hung over.]
In honor of the journalistic charade of transfer rumors hitting peak #batcountry, I offer this song.
Enjoy, relax, and happiest of New Year's to you.
And now for the "news":
Jenas credits Pochettino for the new Lamela| Yahoo Sport
Color me surprised, but thankful, that JJ is one of the most insightful pundits we have. The anecdote about feeling lonely in Newcastle as an Englishman was surprising.
Mauricio is only interested in players with the "right profile"| Squawka
Loosely interpreted: stop eating all the pies, Saido.
Harry Redknapp warns Tottenham off signing Berahino| Mirror
Why go for that petulant, young talent when the likes of Kevin Phillips are out there? So he's retired, big deal. That's a haircut and scoring record you can set your watch to. Top signing.
Danny Murphy says Liverpool has three players that would break Spurs starting XI| Mirror
Your scouts didn't die for this, Liverpool.
Good football things from 2015| SB Nation Soccer
You'll always be my first and last 2015, 2015. It's time we move on. Oh, I see you already have.