Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This story hints at it. I dunno though. Hughes has never struck me as that astute. His buys certainly haven't been: Bellamy is super bad for that money, not quite as fast as he used to be, and never that good a player outside of being fast, and here he would definitely have done better to spend more on a better player--Villa springs to mind; de Jong is workmanlike and I don't think he will excel in the Premiership; Bridge is meh at best. And those he's after are not much better: Roque Santa Cruz had one good season but is not going to set Citeh on fire; Scott Parker has had his limitations thoroughly exposed; Shay Given is a decent keeper but there are good reasons he has not been snapped up by a big team; Winston Palacios is absurdly overpriced.