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Put a Fork in It: Joleon Lescott off to Manchester City

August 24, 2009


Well, that’s that then.

Joleon is in Manchester today for his physical.  Sky Sports News has reported a £24 million fee from the deep pockets of  Sheikh Mansour to the hands of David Moyes and the Everton Football Club.

This transfer comes after 3 reported bids from Manchester City for the England defender and will result in an additional £80,000 per week for Lescott.  Yes, it is sickening.

Moyes is scrambling to find a replacement for Lescott, including Newcastle’s Steven Taylor and Sylvain Distin of Portsmouth.  There are also rumors of talks with Arsenal for Phillipe Senderos but he’s off in Milan on loan so that doesn’t quite add up for me.

Toure, Lescott, Richards, Dunne, Bridge, Ben Haim?? Damn you, Manchester City.

So, what does this mean for football?  Has it truly become just a game driven entirely by money?


10 Comments leave one →
  1. George permalink
    August 24, 2009 12:57 pm

    At lasssssst. It went on for far too long, but I guess for Everton’s sake they’ve got a lot more money out of it than it first looked. Although they’ve not left themselves much time to find a replacement, and boy do they need one. Shipping 6 goals against Arsenal, and then losing to Burnley? Not good.

    As for City, they’ve got a great signing there. He’s big, imposing, good on the ball, scores goals which is a bonus, and people are scared of his forehead. What more could you ask for from a player?

    • August 24, 2009 2:48 pm

      Awwww I was google image searching for Joleon and somebody’s made a list of “ugly footballers” and put him and Ribery in there.
      Not very nice.
      More fun to pick on people who look ridiculous because of their personal style choices….like Crissy pants. :-X

  2. maserati4200 permalink
    August 24, 2009 1:26 pm

    Top flight football in Europe is entirely driven money. It is unsustainable and one day in the not too distant future the bubble will burst.

    In the UK we’ll be left with Man. City playing Chelsea every week.

  3. August 24, 2009 2:13 pm

    I heard that Sylvinho also going to Man City.

  4. Shortbus permalink
    August 24, 2009 2:15 pm

    Mr. Lescott has provided a few good years of service for my beloved Blues and I for one will miss him. No one can blame him for going for the money, he is, a professional footballer.
    What I will not miss is the drama, that being said, I only wish the worst for Sparkie and his arrogant arse and hope by the end of the year he is out of favor at City.


  5. August 24, 2009 3:29 pm

    A good player, but sadly not £24m good. I think Everton may struggle to get a replacement of similar quality for that price, but I still think they got the better end of that deal.

  6. August 24, 2009 8:36 pm

    and the turkey’s almost done. he passed his medical.

  7. Petar permalink
    August 25, 2009 5:16 am

    The whole transfer market has become a total joke thesedays due to these elite oligarchs who have come in and used the premiership as their own personal fantasy team. Come on £24m for Lescott!?!?
    This just goes to show you what an extroadinary manager Wenger is just to compete at the top level with a budget probably of only 6th placed team in the table.


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