So I see the press have started off with their usual rubbish linking pretty much all of our players with moves away from the club.
Why just today we have have Demba Ba to Tottenham, where he will be joined by Tim Krul whilst Papiss Cisse is, apparently anyway, off to Manchester United.
It’s all rubbish though of course as the press are unlikely to know anything that we don’t, and yet people are still interested in what they have to say. Take a look at the “top stories” on Newsnow and you will see that they are the ones that are being read, which is shocking really when you consider just how wildly inaccurate most of these reports end up being.
I’m just wondering why there is so much interest from our own fans regarding players moving away. It smacks a little bit of paranoia based on the sales of players like Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique, Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, all of whom had their own reasons to move on.
There seems to be this perception that we are a selling club. We’re not. We will sell only if certain criteria are met, whether that be financially or if a player wants to move on. It’s no different to many other teams in the Premier League bar a select few who can offer a player anything he may look for in his career. Even Manchester United and Arsenal have been subject to this in the last few seasons.
Yes I know we’ll sell if a big offer comes in, like most teams would, but we certainly won’t be seeing the mass exodus the media are predicting. As Richietoon pointed out, people are quick to knock “in the know” people down, but they aren’t far off what the media are trying to do themselves.
The best thing to do with the press is to take eerything they say with a whole bucket load of salt!