Write-up by David Walker
David Walker continues his evaluation of the January transfer window and how the moves will affect each and every team’s good results, or survival at the end of the 2005/06 period.
EvertonAfter shelling out the early component of the time dealing with a relegation battle the only reinforcements arrived in the kind of Alan Stubbs, joining from Sunderland for his second spell at the club.
Two gamers have left the club – Marcus Bent to Charlton and Per Kroldrup to Fiorentina. The Danish defender arrived in a £5 million switch from Udinese but returned to Italy for significantly significantly less right after generating just 1 league look.
At 10 points obvious, Everton appear protected from the drop but you may be tempted by the 33/1 relegation odds.
FulhamFulham are battling in opposition to relegation and have manufactured 5 new signings. Goalkeepers Tony Warner and Antti Niemi joined from Cardiff and Southampton respectively although New Zealand worldwide Simon Elliott arrived from Columbus Crew. Defender Wayne Bridge and midfielder Michael Brown joined from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on mortgage.
With out an away win all time, Fulham’s strength and key to survival lies in their sort at Craven Cottage. 26 of the 29 points accrued have arrive from property wins and supervisor Chris Coleman will want to preserve up this momentum. Fulham can be backed at 14/1 for relegation.
LiverpoolThird in the table and a favourable draw in the Champions League has noticed additionally recruits arrive at Anfield. Defender Jan Kromkamp arrived in a swap offer from Villarreal which noticed Josemi return to Spain whilst Danish defender Daniel Agger expense £5.eight million from Brondby.
A host of fringe players left on mortgage offers but all transfers were eclipsed by the return of striker Robbie Fowler, five decades soon after leaving Anfield. Fowler scored 120 ambitions in 236 Premiership matches for the Reds previously and with Manchester United wobbling, Liverpool could eclipse them in 2nd place. They are 3 points behind in third but have two games in hand. Rafa Benitez’s aspect can be backed at 6/5 to win the Premiership in the “with no Chelsea” marketplace.
Manchester CityFollowing a blistering start off to the time, City are sitting easily in tenth placement. Manager Stuart Pearce will not stand for half measures and has motivated his side into 3 wins out of their final 4 matches, like a 3-1 derby win more than bitter rivals United.
Pearce has boosted the ranks with the £6 million signing of Greek striker Georgios Samaras from Heerenveen soon after allowing Robbie Fowler to rejoin Liverpool and the mortgage capture of Espanyol midfielder Alberto Riera. Pearce’s managerial qualities have not gone unnoticed and he is quoted at twenty/one to be successful Sven Goran Eriksson as the subsequent England boss.
Manchester UnitedThe former Premiership powerhouses have been exposed but again this period as currently being nowhere near Chelsea in terms of outcomes, consistency and strength in depth. Nonetheless, the Glazier’s sanctioned the arrivals of Spartak Moscow defender Nemanja Vidic Spartak for £7 million and £5.5 million signing Patrice Evra.
A dire spell in Europe has seen them with the Carling Cup 1 of their only chances of silverware this season although Sir Alex Ferguson’s facet are nevertheless 5/six favourites for the Premiership “without having Chelsea”. Strike duo Ruud van Nistelrooy is 5/6 and Wayne Rooney ten/1 to top rated the Premiership scoring charts.
MiddlesbroughOne of the pre time outsiders for a best four position, Middlesbrough are now staring relegation square in the deal with. Boro have won just once in their previous ten Premiership outings and that was away at rock bottom Sunderland.
No gamers arrived in January although Szilard Nemeth left for Strasbourg. One particular of the couple of bright spots, striker Yakubu, can be backed at 16/1 to best the Premiership goalscoring chart while speculative punters may well fancy the 13/two on give of relegation.
Newcastle UnitedManager Graham Souness became the most current Premiership managerial casualty soon after lately losing 5 of their very last 6 league matches. With just 36 wins in his 83 matches in charge the club are hovering 6 factors above the drop zone.
Massive income arrivals Michael Owen and Alberto Luque failied to ignite an anticipated cost for European football and previous West Ham supervisor Glenn Roeder and Alan Shearer have taken above the reigns temporarily. Bolton manager Sam Allardyce is the nine/two favourite to get about permanently and in spite of a bad run of form the Magpies remain twenty/1 outsiders for relegation.
The third and ultimate component of the review will search at transfers involving Portsmouth, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United and Wigan Athletic.
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