Observing the Transfer Window: Sixsmith’s Sunday Supplement

Pete Sixsmith climbs aboard the Soapbox
Pete Sixsmith climbs aboard the Soapbox

John McCormick writes:

A couple of previous posts invited comment on SAFC’s  transfer activity. Now the National Press is getting into the act.  Not content with Pete Sixsmith’s welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Borini, today’s Observer wanted to know what he thought of our dealings overall. His response was brief and to the point. Perhaps that means there’s not much to be said, but even a few words from Pete contain a lot of food for thought…..


Given that we are not the most attractive proposition in the Premier League and that the owner is wary of managers who spend money on players who make little impact, Messrs Advocaat and Congerton seem to have done OK over the summer. The lack of pace had been addressed by Lens and Borini while M’Vila in midfield gives us a much more solid look. Hopefully, the defence will tighten up as autumn approaches – if it doesn’t we are doomed.

The coach has said he is pleased and, now, it is up to him to get the players to do what he wants them to. We still need to move failed players out, so the quicker the Football League loan market opens, the better.

And that’s that from Pete. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s much more interesting than England’s 6-0 humdrum win over San Marino, which (yawn…) put us through (yawn…) to the (yawn… …yawn) European Championship thingy with (deep breath, try not to… fail.. …yawn) whatever happens, whenever…

…Except, Wales are within touching distance of qualifying since I can’t remember (and I have a pensioner bus pass), as are Northern Ireland, with Scotland just, maybe just, hanging on as I write.

Don’t you love it when underdogs and unfancied teams get in and give it some welly?

Come on you Faroenese, Icelanders,  Moldovans, Gibraltarians (your time will come), Maltese, Cypriots, Estonians, Andorrans, Bosnian Herzegovinians, and …

…I could go on, without needing to mention Greece, surprise winners in 2004.

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