Sunday, January 23, 2011

Transfer Speculation

Bolton have been linked with a few players over the past month or so.  There are really only two types of transfers in January; The Foregone Conclusion and The Complete Shock.

The Complete Shock is what happened to Sunderland last week, when Darren Bent suddenly and unexpectedly announced he was moving to Aston Villa.  Nobody had a clue it was happening until it was done.

The foregone conclusion is what happened with Edin Dzeko moving to Manchester City.  Or David Wheater coming to Bolton.  It is reported for a long period of time, both clubs acknowledge the deal is being negotiated, and even the player himself states for the record what is happening.

Bolton have already signed their foregone conclusion in Wheater.  All of the rumors and gossip that exist in the netherworld in between these two types of transfer lead to nothing 90% of the time.  So I ma not going to get excited about Carlos Vela, or Sebastian Larson, or Ricardo Fuller, because none of them are likely to come to the Reebok.  If Owen Coyle makes another signing, it will be like Vladimir Weiss last January.  Out of nowhere, not a big name, and probably a loan deal.

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